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Agreements to Operate Recreation Facilities: Who Owns the Building?

Agreements to Operate Recreation Facilities: Who Owns the Building?

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At the 2018 Convention of the Urban Municipal Administrators Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS), the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) was invited to speak on the topic of municipal responsibility in the op­eration of recreation facilities. The biggest question to answer is...


Fernie Memorial Arena Incident Report

Fernie Memorial Arena Incident Report

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On Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Fernie, BC, several of our colleagues in recreation lost their lives due to an ammonia leak in the Fernie Memorial Arena. SPRA has continued to monitor this serious incident, and is committed to forwarding important information to the arena sector for their...


What Recent Regulations Mean For Your Facility

What Recent Regulations Mean For Your Facility

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Do you know what your refrigeration plant operator requirements are under the recently introduced Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations (2017)?  Are you operating your facility in compliance with these Regulations? Do you know the size of your refrigeration plant? These are critically...


100 Culture Days Activity Ideas

100 Culture Days Activity Ideas

Here are some ideas to help inspire you as you plan your Culture Days activities.These examples have been drawn from the almost 7,000 activities presented overthe first five years of Culture Days in Ontario! Please note that while we’ve organizedthe activity ideas by discipline for ease...


8 Tips for Organizing Culture Days in Rural Areas

8 Tips for Organizing Culture Days in Rural Areas

Participation in Culture Days in rural areas is growing across Canada! While organizing Culture Days in dispersed communities can often present challenges, the weekend is also an opportunity to bring communities together in celebration. We asked our rural organizers for their top tips on...



Animate Your Community for Culture Days!

Animate Your Community for Culture Days!

Want to host a Culture Days activity, but have never done one before and aren't sure where to start? This opportunity is for you! Culture Days takes place September 28-30, 2018 and SaskCulture is offering one community in the south east district the opportunity to to undertake a culture...


Upcoming Funding Opportunities!

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New Horizons for Seniors Program: The Call for Proposals for the 2018-2019 New Horizons for Seniors Program –Community‑based Projects Component and Small grants Initiative Pilot -has been launched and will be open from May 7 to June 22, 2018 (NEW end date). Use the Standard Grant...


Sedley Spray Park

Sedley Spray Park

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1. Why did your community choose to build a spray park (what do you hope to achieve)? Who are your intended users? Our committee identified a need for additional recreational facilities in our growing community so we got together with the goal of building a spray park. With the help of the...


Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

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Southeast Connection Sport, Culture & Recreation District held their Annual General Meeting on May 31, at the Bear Claw Casino. Southeast Connection would like to welcome our newly nominated Board of Directors. Kristeen Cherpin - Radville, Karen Holloway - Wapella, Kim Hotomani - Carry the...


Thunder on the Prairies - Volunteers Make It Happen!

Thunder on the Prairies - Volunteers Make It Happen!

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Southeast Connection is excited to share stories from communities who make things happen! Check out this fundraising event that Odessa plans annually! Article Credit to Annette Gaetz, Odessa The community of Odessa started tractor pulls in 2015 – so for three (3) years now. This event...