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ED Blog: “Cup Of Jo” - Welcoming & Inclusive Communities

ED Blog: “Cup Of Jo” - Welcoming & Inclusive Communities

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Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is an act. - Author Unknown Municipalities and sport, culture and recreation organizations are all key players in creating welcoming and inclusive communities. Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan defines a Welcoming & Inclusive Community as a community where...


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: “Cup Of Jo” - Join The "Strong Boards" Movement!

ED Blog: “Cup Of Jo” - Join The "Strong Boards" Movement!

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Voluntarism continues to be very important in the sport, recreation and culture sectors. Many organizations rely heavily on volunteers for day-to-day operations such as programming, fundraising, facility management and finances. However, we all know there are significant demands on...


Cheer Story: Pump Track in Moosomin

Cheer Story: Pump Track in Moosomin

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Moosomin held their grand opening for their new pump track on June 30, 2022. A pump track is a track for wheeled sports equipment that, when ridden properly, does not require pedaling or pushing, but a “pumping” action to maintain momentum. So, while you can pedal, it is not required. There...


Cheer Story: Reconciliation games hosted by South East Men’s Fastball League

Cheer Story: Reconciliation games hosted by South East Men’s Fastball League

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On June 11, the South East Men’s Fastball League hosted a day of reconciliation games where all six teams in the league played against each other to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The event happened in Whitewood, which is also referred to as Treaty...


ED Blog: “Cup Of Jo” - So Much More Than Flowers

ED Blog: “Cup Of Jo” - So Much More Than Flowers

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I was recently inspired by a presentation made during a Communities in Bloom webinar hosted by all the Sport, Culture & Recreation District organizations in the province. If you want to create community pride, engage residents, and “tidy your town”, Communities in Bloom (CiB) is a program...


Cheer Story: Pilot “Butte”ification Committee

Cheer Story: Pilot “Butte”ification Committee

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Communities in Bloom (CiB) is a provincial and national program that recognizes community participation in projects involving beautification, heritage, and environmental awareness. It is administered by the Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association (SPRA). Participants are evaluated on...


ED Blog: “Cup of Jo” - Shaping Dynamic Leaders: Our Youth

ED Blog: “Cup of Jo” - Shaping Dynamic Leaders: Our Youth

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"The creation of a thousand forests is one acorn" - Ralph Waldo Emerson Every year, we see communities hiring youth for various summer positions - to work at the pool as lifeguards, the regional park as camp or activity leaders, sport groups as assistant coaches, and/or the museum/library...


Celebrating our Women Leaders

Celebrating our Women Leaders

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At South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District, we are celebrating the outstanding efforts and achievements of these three women during National Volunteer Week: Danielle Hoffman of Stoughton, Kristeen Cherpin of Radville, and Sheila Guenther of Estevan. Each of them has served multiple...


ED Blog: “Cup of Jo” - Refresh, Restart & Rejuvenate Programming!

ED Blog: “Cup of Jo” - Refresh, Restart & Rejuvenate Programming!

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"Design programs with a diversity lens!" Last month, I delivered a webinar focused on new ideas and trends in sport, culture and recreation programming. I researched and compiled best practices from various municipalities across Canada and found that there is so much opportunity for creativity....


National Volunteer Week 2022 is April 24 - 30!

National Volunteer Week 2022 is April 24 - 30!

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Volunteers Bring Heart To Canada’s Communities!The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities....


Cheer Story: Indigenous Walk & Run Initiative

Cheer Story: Indigenous Walk & Run Initiative

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South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District has been working with community to promote physical activity, particularly walking and running! We teamed up with Fitness2J2, a health and wellness company based out of Saskatoon, to provide functional fitness education and mentorship. Owner,...