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


Community Recreation Roundtable
Join volunteers who are working in community recreation to discuss timely trends and successes. If you volunteer on a local sport/recreation/facility board and want to learn new ideas to bring back to your community, this event is for you!

When: Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:30p.m., Arcola Curling Rink


Recreation Practitioner Roundtable
You may be a professional in the field of recreation but that doesn’t mean you know all of the “know-hows” in the sector. Just like everything, sectors change and there’s always something new to learn. Networking allows you to interact with those who are in similar positions and filled with knowledge you may not already be aware of. Professional advice and assistance can be found at networking events, along with real life experiences and explanations to prove that certain tips and tricks have worked for them and may work for your community as well. We can promise you that networking will boost your confidence, widen your professional circle, and further your skills!

When: Wednesday, May 1, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m., Estevan


Event & Program Planning Workshop

This interactive session is designed to give participants the tools to feel comfortable and confident going through the whole process of planning sport, culture and recreation events and programs. Presented by Shelley Theon-Chaykoski.

When: Wednesday, May 15, 6:00-9:00p.m., Grenfell Town Office


High Five Sport 

This 5-hour training is designed for the competitive coach in a club/organization. Aligned with the Fundamentals and Learn to Train stages of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), HIGH FIVE Sport focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive development and wellbeing of athletes.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10:00a.m - 4:00p.m.


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

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 Theon-Chaykoski.

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


Prinicpals of Healthy Child Development (PHCD)

A one-day training that teaches front-line leaders how to enhance the quality of the programs they are delivering. It provides in-depth knowledge of the HIGH FIVE® Principles of healthy child development so front-line leaders understand what they need to do to ensure each child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met.

When: Saturday, June 15, 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Kipling Legion Hall, Kipling


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