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January 2017

Read All About It!

Box 263, Yorkton, S3N 2V7

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Upcoming Workshops

Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Workshop

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
5:00pm- Supper
5:30pm- Workshop
St. Mary's Cultural Centre Meeting Room
240 Wellington Avenue - Yorkton, SK
FREE to attend!
This workshop will be delivered by Kimberly Quam who is a highly regarded speaker,consultant and educator within the field of volunteer administration. The workshop will focus on:
· Volunteer Screening
· Engagement
· Recruitment
· Retention
· Appreciation
· Trends in Volunteering
Learn how to find the right people and keep the volunteers that you get.
Mileage can be claimed for one vehicle per community. 

This workshop is FREE to attend, however you must be registered in advance!

Registration Deadline: January 18th, 2017

Click HERE to Register for the Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Workshop!

Active Aging Workshop

February 15th, 2017
St. Gerard's  Parish Meeting Rooms
125 3rd Ave N, Yorkton, SK
9:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m. New Peer Leaders
New Peer Leaders will learn how to facilitate the Active Aging Program at their
Community Host Site
12:00 p.m.—3:00p.m. Peer Leader Refresher
Brush up on your leadership skills, learn the updated movements from 2016 & brainstorm ways to motivate & keep Active Aging participants engaged in your Community
Lunch provided at 12:00 p.m. for registered participants
Please Register by: February 8th, 2017

*Mileage can be claimed but will ONLY be paid for one vehicle per program host location.*
Click HERE to Register for the Active Aging Workshop

NCCP Training Opportunity

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is Canada’s National Coach training and certification program for all coaches in more than 60 sports. Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District is look to bring:
NCCP Training
Competition Introduction Workshop

Part B:  Design a Basic Sport Program, Basic Mental Skills, Teaching & Learning
Length: 14 hours (over 1 weekend)
Cost: $85.00
(You do not need Part A to take Part B)
If you or someone you know is interested in taking the training or would like more information, please email Erin or call (306)786-6585!

*NEW* Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District Sport, Culture & Recreation Outreach Grant

Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District Staff have been working at revamping Parkland Valley's Grant Guidelines, Application Form & Follow-Up Requirements. In doing so, as of February 15th, 2017 Parkland Valley Grants (Sport & Recreation Outreach, Cultural Outreach & Community Leisure Day Grants) will be combined into one grant:
 Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation Outreach Grant
The new grant will have 4 applications deadlines: April 15th, June 15th, September 15th & November 15th annually. This grant will assist communities and organizations with funding for projects that meet the needs of their citizens through the benefits of sport, culture and recreation. This program strives to create opportunities for citizens to engage in:
  • Recreational experiences for well-being,
  • Cultural and/or creative inquiry projects,
  • Sport development projects, and
  • Healthy active living and/or physical activity initiatives
Applications must be typed and all submissions must be postmarked on the deadline date, accepted electronically or by fax by midnight of the deadline date.

Given the changes, please make sure to read the Grant Guidelines documents thoroughly to see all the changes that have been made to the grant. The new Grant Guidelines and Application Form will be made available on February 15th, 2017 via the Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District website.

For questions regarding Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District - Sport, Culture & Recreation Outreach Grant, please contact Erin via e-mail or at (306)786-6585!

Community Visitations

Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District is looking to come out to your next Recreation Board Meeting to discuss how Parkland Valley can help your community in regards to sport, culture and recreation opportunities. Upon request, a Parkland Valley staff member will attend your Recreation Board Meeting to provide an overview of the District, sport, culture and recreation opportunities in the area as well as the programs, grants and services that are available to your community. To schedule a community visitation, please call any Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District staff member!

Sheila Hryniuk 306-782-3353
Chelsey Johnson 306-786-6586

Community Grant Program 

The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program Application packages were mailed to communities in December 2016. Applications for the grant period of April 1st, 2018 - March 31st, 2019 are due February 28th, 2017.
Contact Lisa Hodnefield at 1-888-780-9344 (toll free) or email: for more information!

Saskatchewan Cultural Organization Highlight 

Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District would like to take this opportunity to highlight one non-profit organization per month in our Read All About It! To create additional awareness of non-profit organizations in Saskatchewan that are here to help the communities in the Parkland Valley District!

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society (SCES) was formed under the old Societies Act in 1977 and delivered its first provincial program in 1980. Called Communicart, the program toured urban artists to rural Saskatchewan hence cultural exchange.

Life for the Cultural Exchange was turbulent in the 80’s and 90’s. Funding was gained and lost, the original facility burned to the ground and a new one was purchased and renovated. Programs were discontinued as funding priorities changed. Cultural Exchange became an incubator mentoring to independence the Saskatchewan Fiddlers Association, CommonWeal Community Arts, and assisting in the growth of the festival industry in the province through Saskatchewan Festival and Events.

In 2009 the Board of the Cultural Exchange revisited its roots and determined that it was not in the best interests of the community to continue in its service role to the festival community. A new vision was developed and a new strategic plan; the heart of which is delivering art programming for the people of Saskatchewan.

Today Cultural Exchange, is an organization grounded in values of inclusivity and openness, that delivers art programs to the people of Saskatchewan in collaboration, as clients, as audience, artists and participants. Cultural Exchange focuses on emerging artists, emerging art practices and developing audiences and clients. Cultural Exchange delivers programs to the people of Saskatchewan and focuses on audiences, clients and participants in marginalized communities and regions.

To visit the SCES website or to learn more, please click HERE or call 1.306.780.9494

2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games

The 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games will be held in
North Battleford- February 18th-24th, 2018!
The following Sports will be included in the
2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games:
Sport Age Classification
Alpine Skiing U- 14 (2004-2005)
U- 12 (2006-2007)
Badminton U-19 (1999 or later)
Biathlon 11-15 years old (2003-2007)
Bowling 12 years old & U-17 at commencement of Games
Bowling- Special O 1978 or later
Cross Country Skiing Jr. 10-12 (2005-2007)
Sr. 13-15 (2002-2004)
Curling (Female) 2001-2006 Inclusive
Curling (Male) 2001-2006 Inclusive
Figure Skating January 1, 2002-January 1, 2008
Gymnastics 2005-2008 Inclusive
Hockey (Female) 2003-2004 (1st & 2nd year Bantam)
Hockey (Male) 2004 (1st year Bantam)
Judo 2003-2006 Inclusive
Snowboarding U-14 (2004-2006 Inclusive)
U-17 (2001-2003 Inclusive)
Speed Skating 2003-2007 Inclusive
Synchronized Swimming (Male & Female) 2000-2007 Inclusive
Table Tennis Jr. 18- 2000 or later
Cadet 14- 2004 or later
Target Shooting Born between January 1, 2000 & December 31st, 2006
Weightlifting 2000 or later
Wrestling 2004-2006 Inclusive
For more information about competing as an Athlete or volunteering as a Coach, Manager or Mission Staff in the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games, February 18-24 in North Battleford, please contact: Erin via e-mail or (306) 786-6585!

ParticipACTION 150 Play List

It’s time to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday, and ParticipACTION has you covered with the Canada 150 Play List to get you active & moving.The list was created by Canadians, for Canadians. Click HERE to check out how the 150 Play List works, how you can: sign up, get active, log your activity and win rewards and great prizes.
Saskatchewan in motion is encouraging the people of Saskatchewan to show Canada that Saskatchewan is the most playful province in Canada by participating in the 150 Play List. For Saskatchewan residents to show their playfulness and collectively accomplish all 150 activities on the playlist by the end of 2017, Saskatchewan in motion has launched to highlight all 150 activities and how they can be accomplished across Saskatchewan.

Visit & participACTION to show the rest of Canada that Saskatchewan is the most playful province!

Food, Literacy & Active Strategy for Healthy (FLASH) Kids Community Guides

FLASH Kids goals are to support communities and parents in providing opportunities for pre-school children to engage in active play, to learn language and communication skills and to develop healthy eating habits.

Click HERE to access the LEAP with ME Community Guide for a step by step guide to creating your own community program. Or for more information, please contact: Chelsey Johnson (306)786-6586 or email:!

Upcoming Events:

Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Workshop
January 25th, 2017- St. Mary's Cultural Center, Yorkton SK
5pm - Supper & Introductions 
5:30pm - Workshop
*Must be registered in advance to attend!*

55+ Sask Seniors Fitness Association -  Learn to Play Pickleball
February 1st, 2017 1pm-3pm - Gloria Hayden Community Center, Yorkton SK

Active Aging Workshop 
February 15th, 2017 - St. Gerard's Parish Hall, Yorkton SK

Grant Writing Workshop
Registration Form - Coming Soon!
February 22nd, 2017- Gallagher Center, Yorkton SK
5:30pm - Supper
6pm - Workshop 

Cultural Awareness Workshop
Registration Form - Coming Soon!
March 16th, 2017- Gallagher Center, Yorkton SK
6pm- Supper
6:30pm- Joseph Naytowhow
*Must be registered in advance to attend!*

2017 Lifesaving Society Provincial Aquatic Conference Weekend
March 24th-26th, 2017 - Gallagher Center, Yorkton SK

Program Planning Workshop
Registration Form - Coming Soon!
April 12th, 2017- Yorkton SK

HR Bootcamp

Charity Village offers self-paced, online courses on topics such as board development, policies and procedures, grant seeking and sponsorship.  Check out their complete list of available courses.

Grants/Funding Opportunities:

Canada Summer Jobs
Deadline: January 20th, 2017

Provincial Territorial Infrastructure Component Program
Deadline: January 23rd, 2017

Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant
Deadline: ongoing

SPRA Leadership Development Grant
Deadline: February 1st, 2017

CIF- Community Grant Program-Summer
Deadline: February 1st, 2017

Community Cultural Engagement & Planning Grant
Deadline: February 15th, 2017

CIF- Community Grant Program
Deadline: April 1st, 2017

SPRA First Nation Members Recreation Grant
Deadline: Extended to April 1st, 2017

SPRA Metis Recreation Development Grant
Deadline: April 1st, 2017

SPRA Forever... in motion Grant
Deadline: Extended to April 1st, 2017 

SPRA Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant
Deadline: April 1st, 2017

*NEW* Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation Outreach Grant
Deadline: April 15th, 2017
Grant Guidelines & Application Form will be made available February 15th, 2017 via the Parkland Valley website.

SPRA Online Grants & Funding Guide

If you would like us to attend a meeting of yours, contact
Sheila at 306-782-3353.

Parkland Valley Sport Culture and Recreation District is a non profit voluntary organization working with communities building capacity and creating a strong network of support through sport, culture and recreation

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Sheila Hryniuk
ph: 306-782-3353

Chelsey Johnson
ph: 306-786-6586

Erin Sobkow
ph: 306-786-6585

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