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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,...


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...


Town Tour: Midale

Town Tour: Midale

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Welcome to Midale, where oil, grain, and recreation meet! The Town of Midale is a thriving community filled with spirit and activity. The Harry O Memorial Arena “Home to the Midale Mustangs” is full of activity during the winter months. The curling rink is also kept busy hosting the Midale...


Town Tour: Kemoca Regional Park

Town Tour: Kemoca Regional Park

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Today's #TownTour has us dreaming about warmer weather! Kemoca Regional Park was established in 1970 by the RM of Montmartre, which includes the communities of Kendal, Montmartre, and Candiac. Volunteers have been a staple of the park as all landscaping and building in the park was undertaken...


Town Tour: RM of Edenwold

Town Tour: RM of Edenwold

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The RM of Edenwold is a unique RM with many urban offerings. The Kuzmicz Commemorative Park/Emerald Park Soccer Facility is home to a playground, barbecues and picnic area, beach volleyball court, soccer fields, and a 10 station fitness circuit. You will also find several paths that...


Town Tour: Broadview

Town Tour: Broadview

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Broadview was named when the rail line came through and the only view was the broad expanse of prairie land. The history of this place is closely tied to the First Nations People, CP Rail, and the RCMP. In Memorial Park, you can find a beautiful train that was designed by Communities in Bloom....


Town Tour: Whitewood

Town Tour: Whitewood

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Whitewood is the focus of today's #TownTour! Whitewood is a community that is taking full advantage of Covid and is undertaking many recreation improvement projects including the addition of a dog park, and a new trail that connects winds by the dog park between ball fields and the golf course...


Town Tour: Kenosee

Town Tour: Kenosee

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Kenosee Lake is situated adjacent to Moose Mountain Provincial Park. Kenosee Lake has it all in one great area! Visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, skiing, swimming, water sliding, tennis, 50+ km of hiking/biking trails, ball diamonds, and playgrounds!...


Town Tour: Balgonie

Town Tour: Balgonie

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Balgonie is named after Balgonie Castle in Scotland and like all the communities located in the White Butte area has seen substantial growth over the last two decades. Grenall High is a regional school that serves all the schools in the area and is a hub of activity. Balgonie also boosts the...


Town Tour: Pangman

Town Tour: Pangman

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Pangman has many recreation and cultural activities during the year, including Pangman Days, Street Dance, Baseball Tournament, Pangman Market, Craft Sale and more. There are many volunteer groups including the Recreation Board and Historical Society. This little community boasts a swimming pool...