Peer Sharing and Networking

We host a variety of peer sharing events annually to provide opportunities for knowledge exchange, community collaboration and relationship building. All of our networking events are provided free of charge and include refreshments/lunch (depending on time of day).

2019 Workshop Lineup

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting (also known as the AGM) is a legally required, member meeting that takes place every year. The Board of Directors present the Annual Report and Bylaw changes.

Keynote Presenter: Laura Strong
Inclusion and Diversity: In the context of Sport, Culture, and Recreation in Rural Saskatchewan
Our keynote presentation will explore our cultural identity, with an illustration of culture as an iceberg. You will learn about how one’s own cultural identity and perceptions shape our behaviors and responses to others. You will also learn how to effectively bridge cultural and language barriers and how to move toward enhanced cultural competence and positive responses to differences.

When: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:00-8:15p.m., The Happy Nun Café

Every municipality and non-profit organization (with a sport, culture/arts and recreation focus) in the south east is a member of our organization and is entitled to voting at the AGM. You can also attend as a guest! It is an opportunity for community leaders, municipal officials, volunteers and sport, culture and recreation professionals to learn about the work of the District and to meet with the Board of Directors and staff members. Whether you volunteer for a museum, art council, sport club or recreation/rink/pool board – you will enjoy and benefit from this event!


Successful Fundraising Workshop

Fundraisers in rural communities working on local causes face a number of unique challenges. This engaging session is designed to provide participants with a foundation of fundraising and to stimulate possible ideas for their own fundraising initiatives. Presented by Shelley Thoen-Chaykoski.

When: Wednesday, June 5, 6:00-9:00p.m., Estevan Super 8 Hotel


Indigenous Gathering
This gathering is an interactive one-day retreat aimed at providing an opportunity for Indigenous leaders to share successes and challenges in the areas of physical activity, sport, arts/culture and recreation, and to spark new relationships with other communities! Increase your knowledge of programming, policies, event planning, youth engagement, and budgeting.

When: March, TBD - Kahkewistehaw First Nation
September, TBD - White Bear First Nation


“Arts can be a useful tool in bringing people together for a commonly enjoyed activity; sparking conversations; no competition involved!”Cultural Gathering Attendee

“Thank you for broadening my mind, I am mind blown”Cultural Gathering Attendee

“The roundtable sharing to understand parallel problems, trends and solutions was awesome.”

“I really enjoy the roundtables, hearing different ways of doing things.” 

- Recreation Practitioner Roundtable Participants