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Cheer Story: Bringing Creativity to Communities!

Cheer Story: Bringing Creativity to Communities!

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South East District recently concluded its ART STARTS program which was aimed to encourage and strengthen intracommunity partnerships through arts programming, and we’re excited to share its successes! At the core of our initiative was the empowerment of local leaders. Recreation leaders,...


Celebrating Everyday Heroes In Sport, Culture & Recreation: Derek Soroka from the Town of Redvers

Celebrating Everyday Heroes In Sport, Culture & Recreation: Derek Soroka from the Town of Redvers

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South East District is celebrating Everyday Heroes in sport, culture, and recreation as part of the 2024 National Volunteer Week. In our call to communities, groups, and individuals to nominate their Everyday Heroes, we were fortunate to receive a nomination for Derek Soroka from the Town...


Cheer Story: Centre 48 Is Bringing Opportunities to Rural Communities

Cheer Story: Centre 48 Is Bringing Opportunities to Rural Communities

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Centre 48 Arts and Education was established with a clear purpose in mind: to create vibrant rural communities that will have access to a wide range of arts, culture, fitness, and continuing education opportunities for all age groups. Centre 48 offers diverse activities that cater to the...


Cheer Story: Weyburn Arts Council Bringing the Arts Outdoors!

Cheer Story: Weyburn Arts Council Bringing the Arts Outdoors!

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The Weyburn Arts Council's commitment to community engagement has taken a refreshing turn by embracing the outdoors in its programming initiatives. The initiatives feature local artists turning public spaces into dynamic canvases that celebrate local talent. The Weyburn Arts Council...


Cheer Story: Redvers Winterfest: A Resounding Success in Community Celebration

Cheer Story: Redvers Winterfest: A Resounding Success in Community Celebration

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There is a growing movement of communities seeking to improve and welcome winter opportunities, and the Town of Redvers is one of them!  Winterfest is an annual winter festival held in the town of Redvers. The first event was in the winter of 2017, in 2023, Winterfest was hosted on December...


Broomball - Odessa’s Sport Is Alive More Than Ever

Broomball - Odessa’s Sport Is Alive More Than Ever

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In the village of Odessa, a unique sport has become a big part of the community, creating bonds of friendship and promoting physical fitness for nearly five decades. The story of Odessa's broomball league dates back to 1983 when Annette Gaetz brought the game with her when she moved to the...


Cheer Story: Métis Local 44 holds dedication ceremony for Tipi at Bradley Park

Cheer Story: Métis Local 44 holds dedication ceremony for Tipi at Bradley Park

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On June 10, Métis Local 44 and people from across the region celebrated the dedication of the new permanently-installed tipi at Bradley Park in Moosomin. The tipi will serve as a space for teaching youth and people in the community about the local Métis Nation and its heritage....


Cheer Story: Past, Present and Future: Reconciliation and Taking up Space with Geanna Dunbar

Cheer Story: Past, Present and Future: Reconciliation and Taking up Space with Geanna Dunbar

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Geanna Dunbar’s artist residency at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum The following information was collected during an interview with the artist on September 08th, 2023, while on location during a two-week-long mini-artist residency at the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum,...


Cheer Story: Heritage Village Days Marks Another Year of Success!

Cheer Story: Heritage Village Days Marks Another Year of Success!

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Heritage Village Days in Weyburn provides visitors with a unique journey back in time, inviting them to step into the shoes of their ancestors and wander through a replica village spanning the turn of the century to the 1940s. Heritage Village Days has been apart of many locals’ celebrations...


Cheer Story: Small Town, Big Delights: Why Radville is Your Next Must-Visit Destination!

Cheer Story: Small Town, Big Delights: Why Radville is Your Next Must-Visit Destination!

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All roads leading in Radville, Saskatchewan, herald a physical slowing down because of speed limits. Metaphorically, it could be interpreted as a place where they encourage one to slow down and smell the roses or enjoy any of the many activities and events this community offers – for which...


Cheer Story: A Regional Park You Won’t Forget!

Cheer Story: A Regional Park You Won’t Forget!

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The Oungre Memorial Regional Park (OMRP) is a unique and special gem in south east Saskatchewan. It provides local residents and tourists an opportunity to relax, recreate and rejuvenate in its rural, quiet, beautiful setting. The location was established as a regional park in 1963, so 2023...


Cheer Story: South East District Bids Farewell To Long-Time Recreation Director

Cheer Story: South East District Bids Farewell To Long-Time Recreation Director

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Susan Hengen began her career in recreation working with the South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District providing administrative support, seeking and writing grants, and playing a key role in the Saskatchewan Games Program for Team South East. In 2006, she accepted a position at Kipling as...