Fresh Faces, New Look for South East District

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Fresh Faces, New Look for South East District

South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District held their Annual General Meeting last week.

Executive Director Joni Hagen said there are some new additions to their board of directors.

“This year we had six vacancies, so we had some returning members stay on the board and we had three new members,” she said. “Krista Klemmer from Weyburn, Danielle Hoffman from Stoughton, and Brian Chmarney from Pilot Butte have joined our board team.”

She shared on the organization's new logo.

“The new logo was just an opportunity to rebrand ourselves and make sure that we continue to have a fresh new look and be relevant to our communities as we move into the future,” said Hagen. “In 2018 we actually changed our name as well to South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District.”

Formerly the organization was called South East Connections Sport, Culture & Recreation District.

She said the new logo’s three ribbons signify the three areas they promote and work in, sport, culture, and recreation.

“And of course, they're pointing toward the southeast, and that signifies the geographic area that we work in,” she added.

She said the South East District is like a one-stop shop for information for sport, culture, and recreation, as they provide resources to community groups.

“We provide a lot of resources to community groups, including sport clubs, recreation, pool, rink boards, as well as art and culture organizations such as museums and art councils. We're really here for them as a connector or liaison to other provincial organizations,” said Hagen.

“We also provide a lot of networking and training opportunities for volunteers,” she noted. “Volunteers are the ones in communities that are making sport, culture and recreation happen, and so we work a lot to support those volunteers so that they can succeed in what they're doing in their communities.”

The meeting was held at the Happy Nun Cafe in Forget. Laura Strong spoke on "Inclusion and Diversity: In the Context of Sport, Culture and Recreation in Rural Saskatchewan".

Article courtesy of Discover Weyburn