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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...


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...