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January 2016

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Box 263, Yorkton, Sk, S3N 2V7

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We look forward to working with
you in 2016!
- Parkland Valley Board & Staff

Facebook 101

Learn how to create a Facebook page for your sport, culture and or recreation organization. The first portion of the workshop will be dedicated to helping those who do not currently have a Facebook page to set up one of their own. The rest of the workshop we will explore the following features:
·         Editing your profile
·         Setting security levels
·         Posting statuses, links, photographs to your timeline
·         Liking and Commenting
·         Understanding News Feed
·         Best practices and policies for social media
Computers will be supplied.

March 16 in Yorkton
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Supper will be provided
Registration Form

Grant Writing Workshop

Learn tips to writing a successful proposal and understand what information grant juries seek when reviewing funding applications. Participants will be engaged in a real-world scenario of evaluating proposals from the juror's perspective! Learn about common grant writing mistakes and how to avoid them. Plus you’ll see how a grant proposal is scored and how to use expert strategies to optimize your applications to be more successful.
Maximum 25 participants on a 1st come 1st serve basis.

March 22 in Yorkton
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Supper will be provided
Registration Form

Take the Lead! Assistance Program

The Take the Lead!® Training Assistance Program is available to any school or community organization in Saskatchewan that is dedicated to implementing Take the Lead!®, and supporting individuals interested in becoming trained or maintaining their work as a Take the Lead!® Leadership Coach.

Funds will be administered up to a maximum of $500.00 per applicant. Funding must be utilized to implement Take the Lead!® in your school or community. This includes training Leadership Coach(es) and Youth Leaders to run Take the Lead!® in your community or school.
Call for Applications - Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis from September 1, 2015 until February 29, 2016. However, the funding is capped and once the funds are allocated the Training Assistance Program will be considered closed. This may occur before the closing date.
For more information on Take the Lead!® contact:
Desirea Weninger
Consultant- Youth Engagement 
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association 

Active Aging

Did you miss the fall Volunteer Peer Leaders Workshop?

Do you or someone you know want to become an Active Aging Volunteer Peer Leader?

Active Aging is a program for older adults where you can enhance your social, recreational and physical activity, maintain a quality of life and independence while expanding your active living opportunities.

 At this FREE workshop, new Peer Leaders learn how to lead and facilitate a successful Active Aging program in their community.

At the Peer Leader Refresher session you will refine your leadership skills, learn the new movements and brainstorm ways to motivate and keep Active Aging participants engaged.

A minimum of 6 people will need to register to ensure the workshop will take place! Mileage can be claimed but will ONLY be paid for one vehicle per program host location.

 If you are interested in the workshop, please contact:

Chelsey Johnson
Community Consultant
Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District

Community Grant Program 

The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program is a partnership amond Sask Sport Inc., SaskCulture Inc., and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc. The grant program assists in the development of sport, culture and recreation programs by providing funds to non-profit community organizations operated by volunteers.
First Nation band councils and municipal governments are eligble to apply. Grant amounts are determind by population according to the 2011 Census figures from Statistics Canada or the December 2013 figures from the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

2017 Grant Applications are now being accepted until February 28, 2016 for the grant period
April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017



If you are hosting a Summer Play Program in your community the Community Initiatives Fund Summer Grant deadline is February 1 and the Summer Student Works grant deadline is February 15.

Coaches Wanted 


Equestrian Coach Application
Special Olympics Swimming Coach Application
Basketball Coach Application 
Volleyball Coach Application
Call for Team Parkland Valley Mission Staff
Deadline: March 3, 2016
Application                Responsibilities

Contact Kacie at
306-786-6585 for more information

Upcoming Events:

SUMA: Regina
January 31 - February 3

Saskatchewan Heritage Week
February 15-20

What Grantmakers Want: How to Get a Grant in 2016
Webinar - March 10

Facebook 101
Yorkton - March 16

Managing Social Enterprise
Webinar - March 17

Grant Writing Workshop
Yorkton - March 22

The Common Habits of Highly Effective Grantseekers
Webinar - March 24

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:

Multicultural Initiatives Fund – Annual Funding
Deadline: January 31

SPRA Leadership Development Grant
Deadline: February 1

CIF Community Grant Program (summer grant)
Deadline: February 1

2016 Summer Student Works Program
Deadline: February 15

Municipal Cultural Engagement and Planning Grant (MCEP)
Deadline: February 15

Community Grant Program
Deadline: February 28

Take the Lead! Funding
Deadline: February 29

Culture Days Funding Assistance
Deadline: April 15

If you would like us to attend a meeting of yours, contact either
Sheila at 306-782-3353 or Kacie at 306-786-6585.

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

Recipients are encouraged to forward the PVSCRD Update to other members of their organizations.

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Sheila Hryniuk
ph: 306-782-3353

Kacie Loshka
ph: 306-786-6585

Chelsey Johnson
ph: 306-786-6586

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