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ED Blog: “Cup Of Jo” - Get Your House in Order!

ED Blog: “Cup Of Jo” - Get Your House in Order!

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Volunteer recruitment and retention have continually been a challenge for sport, culture and recreation groups, and now post-COVID, it is harder than ever to re-engage volunteers into our organizations. Volunteer run organizations often pour all their time and effort into an event or task and...


Cheer Story: Erin Wilson inducted into the Order of the Red Cross

Cheer Story: Erin Wilson inducted into the Order of the Red Cross

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Estevan’s Erin Wilson has been recognized for her many years of service to the Canadian Red Cross. Wilson was inducted into the Order of the Red Cross during an event in Toronto on Oct. 24. Up to 25 people from across Canada are enshrined into the order each year. “It’s not something that...


ED Blog: “Cup Of Jo” - Community Recreation Rock Stars

ED Blog: “Cup Of Jo” - Community Recreation Rock Stars

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Many communities employ Recreation Directors {aka “recreation rock stars”} to oversee the many programs, spaces and facilities, and events that contribute to our quality of life and wellness. Recreation Directors are typically hired by the municipality and take on several roles, one often being...


Cheer Story: Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation!

Cheer Story: Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation!

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Early this year, South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District launched the 2022 Walk for Reconciliation. The program aims to provide sport, culture and recreation groups the information and resources needed to host a reconciliation walking event. These events serve as an essential role...


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...


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...