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ED Blog: The Ugly Truth About Board & Committee Financial Matters

ED Blog: The Ugly Truth About Board & Committee Financial Matters

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"We do not all have to be a financial whiz!" Money stolen within an organization is an unfortunate situation – it is even more devastating when it happens after volunteers have fundraised for a specific project or after a busy season at the rink or pool. When it comes to our small...


Cheer Story: Disc Golf Taking Off in Saskatchewan!

Cheer Story: Disc Golf Taking Off in Saskatchewan!

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Disc golf has been growing in popularity over the years in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan is home to roughly 70-disc golf courses, and there are more to come. This summer, a new course popped up in Arcola. The Arcola Optimist Disc Golf Park was open to the public on August 9th. With help from...


Cheer Story: Estevan Art Gallery & Museum - Inside/Out

Cheer Story: Estevan Art Gallery & Museum - Inside/Out

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In the summer of 2020, the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum (EAGM) introduced an exhibit named "Inside/Out," with four outdoor installations at the Woodlawn Regional Park. It proved to be such a big success that they did a second "Inside/Out" installation in winter 2021, and a third installment...


City of Weyburn - Career Opportunities

City of Weyburn - Career Opportunities

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Weyburn is a thriving prairie city nestled in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan and a dynamic community providing exceptional quality and opportunities for its residents and visitors. The City of Weyburn is a multifaceted organization employing much of the local public in a variety of...


Cheer Story: Recreation Professionals Week In Saskatchewan!

Cheer Story: Recreation Professionals Week In Saskatchewan!

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June 14-20 was slated Recreation Professionals Week in Saskatchewan for the fourth year! #SKRECWEEK2021 What is recreation?Recreation is the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual...


Cheer Story: Planning for Recreation in Small Town Saskatchewan!

Cheer Story: Planning for Recreation in Small Town Saskatchewan!

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Ryan Reiss, Mayor of the Town of Vibank, recently presented at the South East District 2021 Annual General Meeting. He shared why and how their community focused on recreation planning in 2020. Vibank is located approximately 30 minutes south east of Regina down Highway 48. It is a growing,...


Cheer Story: Recreation Director Profile - Ghislaine Carter

Cheer Story: Recreation Director Profile - Ghislaine Carter

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People are an organization’s greatest asset! Effective recreation community services depends upon good leadership and our small, rural communities value the expertise and passion of municipal recreation professionals. These positions provide leadership and support to facility management,...


ED Blog: How to Turn Policy from Zero to Hero!

ED Blog: How to Turn Policy from Zero to Hero!

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"The reality is we need to make time!" Picture this…a little soccer player goes to the washroom and burns his bottom due to a chemical left on the toilet seat at the park. The new cleaning staff was not orientated and trained on proper cleaning and maintenance procedures…a carbon...


Employment Opportunity: Facility Operations Manager, Indian Head

Employment Opportunity: Facility Operations Manager, Indian Head

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The Town of Indian Head invites applications for the position of Facility Operations Manager. Read the full details of this job opportunity below! The Facility Operations Manager is a management position that is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the parks,...


ED Blog: The Untapped Goldmine of The Digital World: Sponsorship and Fundraising

ED Blog: The Untapped Goldmine of The Digital World: Sponsorship and Fundraising

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We recently hosted a sponsorship and fundraising webinar in April. Thank you to Brent Barootes from Partnership Group Sponsorship Specialists for sharing his 12 steps to the successful monetization of sponsorship and fundraising in the digital world! The webinar focused on the need for groups...


Cheer Story: South East District Volunteer Profile - Mark Barnes

Cheer Story: South East District Volunteer Profile - Mark Barnes

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As we celebrate National Volunteer Week this month, we wanted to profile one of our volunteer board members, Mark Barnes (Oxbow)! Mark is ending his five-year stint on the board, and we would like to extend a warm thank you to Mark for his time and commitment to our board team! His jolly...


ED Blog: Transforming Meetings...Instead of Just Tolerating Them

ED Blog: Transforming Meetings...Instead of Just Tolerating Them

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"Establish the purpose of your meeting!" Isn’t is crazy how much time we spend in meetings as volunteers and leaders working in grassroots sport groups, arts organizations and recreation boards and committees? Monthly meetings clog our calendars - they last too long, they don’t start on time,...