Information is key to success in today's sport, culture and recreation environment. In Get the Scoop, you will find the latest news, funding and resources from the South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District.
District News
South East District Events
Tuesday, February 23rd, 12:00-1:00 p.m. OR 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 24th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. OR 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 24th, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Spotlight Story: South East Communities Embracing Winter Challenges

Our Cheer Story features three creative communities that dreamt up new leisure options for their residents. Check out our story on Grenfell, Moosomin and Kemoca Regional Park!
Sport Spotlight
2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games
For the first time in Saskatchewan Games history, Regina is preparing to host the upcoming 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games from February 20-26, 2022!

The year 2022 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Games -- and this will be an event to remember, with more than 1,800 athletes, coaches and officials gathering in Regina to share in the thrill of competition and camaraderie on the provincial stage.

Planning for the Games is underway. Stay tuned for more information.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Coaching Association of Canada - Coaching Through COVID
Art Alerts
artsvest Saskatchewan
artsvest is Business / Arts’ national mentorship training program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with training and resources to help build sustainable partnerships with businesses and increase capacity and investment in the arts. As an added incentive, artsvest participants can apply for matching funds to help double their sponsorship potential.
The next intake for the program will be February 2021.

Upcoming Training Opportunities
Recreation Report
ReImagine RREC
Renew, Retool, Engage and Contribute
Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) recently announced ReImagine RREC – renew, retool, engage and contribute.

In line with public health guidelines across the country, recreation, parks and community sport services must be supported in the following ways to help Canadians reconnect to healthy opportunities:

  • Renew services so Canadians can renew their health and social connections by getting back to daily movement– indoors and outdoors.
  • Retool policies, programs and services to keep staff and participants safe and sustain their essential contribution to community life.
  • Engage existing and new clients and allies with a view to serving all community residents, in particular those most impacted by COVID-19.
  • Contribute to innovative solutions for a return to a vibrant, healthy and meaningful community life that builds on long-standing success.
Moosomin Staying Active This Winter
Saskatchewan’s cold and brisk winters can make it easy to stay inside and forget to be active, but not for Moosomin’s long-serving Director of Parks and Recreation, Mike Schwean.

For 30-plus years, Schwean has been a visionary and ambassador for recreation, winning the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association President’s Award of Distinction in 2020 for his efforts in enhancing a large recreational presence in Moosomin for years.

Through his tenure, Schwean has successfully administered recreation throughout Moosomin by expanding community facilities and building relationships with local businesses. Schwean’s focus has been on solidifying recreation as an integral role in the social fabric of the community and residents’ quality of life.

Even in a challenging year, Schwean continues to work through indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities.

The Peter Nahbholz Circle Skate Way has “iced” the idea of not getting outdoors this winter. Five hundred yards of flooded roadways are now ready and have brought the community together for some physically distanced fun.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Volunteer Resource Hub
COVID-19 Resources
South East District has compiled COVID-19 updates and resources applicable to sport, culture and recreation on our website resources page.

For more resources, visit our retooled 'Resource' section on our website.
Inclusion Insights
Women and Leadership Free Virtual Workshops
Sask Sport is partnering with Canadian Women and Sport, and Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan to offer free virtual Women and Leadership workshops, covering eight unique topics, from January to March 2021. The workshops will run from 10:00-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday starting January 12.

Resources
Physical Activity and Play
Saskatchewan in motion
Adventure Calendar!
The adventure has begun! Explore your new backyard adventure. A new activity every day!

In the brand new Adventure Calendar, you will find:
  • Indoor and outdoor ideas
  • Small group and individual activities
  • Ideas that use limited equipment
  • Parent-free options to give mom and dad a break
View the calendar to see what adventures are in store!
Stay Active. Stay Healthy.
Whether you’re an exercise newbie or a regular at the gym ParticipACTION is here for you. Get a group of family, friends or colleagues together and be active as a team every week! Participate in one challenge at a time, but schedule as many as you want, whenever you want!

Download the app today and see how Everything gets better when you get active!
Resources
Grants & Funding 
Targeted Sector Support Initiative 
Applications are being accepted for Targeted Sector Support (TSS) Initiative funding now until March 5. TSS funding is a portion of Municipal Revenue Sharing ($1.5 million per fiscal year) used to encourage inter-community collaboration and good governance in all Saskatchewan municipalities.

The TSS Inititiave will be accepting applications until 5:00 pm on March 5, 2021.

Check out SPRA's Inter-Municipal Collaboration in Recreation Guide - which may assist you in creating recreation collaboratives that might fit this grant!
Community Spaces Funding
The Co-op Community Spaces Program was established to improve community health and well-being by building places for Western Canadians to come together, build social connections and enable community development.

Projects can apply for between $25,000 and $150,000 in capital funding in three categories: Recreation, Environmental Conservation, Urban Agriculture.

The application period is now open. Apply by March 1, 2021.
Community Rink Affordability Grant
Skating and curling rinks are integral to the creation of vibrant, active, and connected communities in
Saskatchewan. These facilities play a critical role in health and wellness, at a time when that has never been more important. Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) have partnered with the Government of
Saskatchewan to offer the Community Rink Affordability Grant (CRAG).

A maximum of $2,500 will be available per ice surface to help offset the expenses in eligible indoor skating and curling rinks for the 2020-21 operating season.

Registration Deadline: March 12, 2021
Apply by February 14, 2021
Apply by March 1, 2021
Apply by March 12, 2021
Apply by March 15, 2021
Apply by March 15, 2021
Apply by March 1, 2021
Apply by March 2021
Please note deadlines may change. For up to date information, seek the funder for the correct dates.
Local Stories/Spotlight
Saskatchewan Lotteries - Everyone Wins!
Sask Lotteries funds over 12,000 sport, culture and recreation groups across Saskatchewan. Every time you purchase a lottery ticket in Saskatchewan, a portion of that revenue supports a wealth of organizations in our communities. Subscriptions allow lottery players to play draw-based games – including LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49, WESTERN MAX, WESTERN 649, DAILY GRAND and EXTRA – for up to a year in advance. Subscriptions can be purchased by phone, by mail, or on the Sask Lotteries website.
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