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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,...


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...


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...


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...


City of Weyburn - Career Opportunities

City of Weyburn - Career Opportunities

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Weyburn is a thriving prairie city nestled in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan and a dynamic community providing exceptional quality and opportunities for its residents and visitors. The City of Weyburn is a multifaceted organization employing much of the local public in a variety of...


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...