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New Recreation Facility Wows in Weyburn

New Recreation Facility Wows in Weyburn

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On October 16, 2021, the City of Weyburn officially opened their new multi-purpose sports, culture and recreation facility, the Credit Union Spark Centre. To learn more about this facility, I spoke with Andrew Crowe, Director of Leisure Services for the City of Weyburn. In our conversation,...


Cheer Story: Vibank's Collaborative Community Wings Project Takes Flight!

Cheer Story: Vibank's Collaborative Community Wings Project Takes Flight!

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The Village of Vibank is one of several communities that have benefitted from the GROW Your Community Grant funding this year. This fall, the Village of Vibank applied to create a collaborative outdoor mural project called "Vibank Community Wings." Community members had the opportunity to...


ED Blog: Become A "Winter Town" And Embrace The Cold!

ED Blog: Become A "Winter Town" And Embrace The Cold!

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"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold." - Anonymous I have been doing a lot of reading lately on the winter strategies that local governments are creating to try to get people outdoors more in the winter season - and to embrace and celebrate...


Cheer Story: Radville Makes Facility Inventories a Priority

Cheer Story: Radville Makes Facility Inventories a Priority

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Radville Laurier Regional Park (RLRP) participated in South East District’s 2021 Facility Inventory Champions (FIC) Program. The purpose of the program is to help groups who own recreation facilities to kick-start the asset management process by completing facility inventories. Tools, funding...


Cheer Story: Celebrating Culture Days - Paris of the Prairies Party!

Cheer Story: Celebrating Culture Days - Paris of the Prairies Party!

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How did the Paris of the Prairies Party idea come to be? The program began when the opportunity to apply for the SaskCulture Culture Days Grant came across my email. I took the idea to my Board of Directors, and they immediately were interested, and the planning began! Our local Board...


ED Blog: Exploring New Ways of Doing Things

ED Blog: Exploring New Ways of Doing Things

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“Sometimes we get in a"rut" of always doing the same thing!” One of the emerging trends that came out of our annual planning session this fall was the apparent ever-decreasing human resource capacity within community sport, culture and recreation organizations: Volunteers are wearing...


Cheer Story: White City Benefits From Training Fund

Cheer Story: White City Benefits From Training Fund

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The South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District created the Training Fund to disburse grants to organizations, clubs and municipalities delivering community-based sport, culture and recreation services in south east Saskatchewan. This funding supports broad and inclusive training...


Cheer Story: Souris Valley Museum Offers Safaris And Birthday Parties!

Cheer Story: Souris Valley Museum Offers Safaris And Birthday Parties!

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More programming is coming to the Souris Valley Museum with the new school year. The museum had an opportunity to widen the variety of services it provides to patrons. "The museum’s really looking forward to our fall and winter coming up. We are introducing some new programs mixed in with some...


ED Blog: Strategies To Promote Physical Activity

ED Blog: Strategies To Promote Physical Activity

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"Keep in mind no two communities are the same!" Physical inactivity is a public health issue worldwide. We all know the benefits of physical activity but simply just sit more and are choosing sedentary activities instead of active ones. We often get asked at the South East District for ideas...


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District will be closed on September 30th in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This date coincides with Orange Shirt Day and is intended to provide Canadians with an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and...


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...