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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,...


Cheer Story: Community Recreation Plan for the Next 10 Years In Moosomin!

Cheer Story: Community Recreation Plan for the Next 10 Years In Moosomin!

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As Moosomin continues to grow, so do its recreation facilities. Moosomin Director of Parks and Recreation, Mike Schwean wanted to formulate a plan for the next decade to ensure the facilities meet the needs of those in the community. To get the ball rolling on the community recreation...


ED Blog: Think Outside the Box

ED Blog: Think Outside the Box

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"Leisure pursuits in the outdoors is at an all time high!" The 2020 pandemic year definitely forced us all to “think outside the box”. I have been so amazed by all the new ideas and programs communities have been putting into place to keep families, kids and adults active and creative during...


Value of Recreation Director/Professional in Community

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If your community has ever considered hiring a Recreation Professional/Director you will want to watch this recognition video! Mike Schwean from Moosomin is a prime example of what these professionals can bring to your small communities! All of the leisure activities we get to do in our...


ED Blog: Are You Making These Grant Writing Mistakes?

ED Blog: Are You Making These Grant Writing Mistakes?

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"Revenues and expenses in the budget should balance!" Are you one of those individuals who has been "voluntold" to oversee the task of grant writing for your board or committee… but have never done it before? Well, as a grant adjudicator and administrator, I want to share three common mistakes...


Weyburn Lacrosse Wins Provincial Award for Promoting Game

Weyburn Lacrosse Wins Provincial Award for Promoting Game

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The Weyburn Lacrosse Association was named the winner of the 2020 Promotion and Development Award from the Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association, at their virtual annual meeting held recently. SLA president Javan Bexson made the announcement in a video post on Facebook, explaining the...