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September 2015

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Volunteer Board Support

We are offering a maximum $250 per community to assist recreation  boards to send their volunteers to the 2015 Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Conference in Yorkton October 22-24, 2015.

Guidelines and Application Form

For more information contact Kacie

Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Workshop 

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

Learn how to find the right people and keep the volunteers that you get. You will leave with a workbook of tools and resources.

Lunch will be provided and mileage can be claimed for one vehicle per community.
To register email

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

New Peer Leaders learn how to lead and facilitate a successful Active Aging program in your community. At the Peer Leader Refresher session you’ll refine your leadership skills, learn all the new movements and brainstorm ways to motivate and keep Active Aging participants engaged.

October 21, 2015 - Canora
October 28, 2015 - Melville

Click here for the registration form and more information

2015 Golden Sheaf Awards Tours

The Yorkton Film Festival is excited to announce that their 2015 GSA Tours are ready to come to your community! The GSA tours are made up of winners, nominees, and entries to this year's Yorkton Film Festival and represent a broad scope of interests and age groups.
This year's GSA Tours include:

  • Multicultural
  • Aboriginal
  • Films to Promote Discussions
  • On the Light Side
  • Nature and Environment
  • History
  • Children's and Youth

Check out their website to find out more information about the GSA Tours that are available and how to get one to come to your community.

Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The sixth annual Culture Days  will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities. There are a variety of activities happening in communities around the District.

Click here to check out what is happening in the area.

For more information on the upcoming games visit the Saskatchewan Games Website
For a list of the sports and age classification click here

Or contact Kacie at 306-786-6585

Upcoming Events:

Culture Days - September 25-27

Active Aging Workshop - October 21
Canora Golf Course, Canora

Active Aging Workshop - October 28
Melville Community Works, Melville

Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Workshop - November 21
Gallagher Centre, Yorkton

Building a Great Volunteer Program
Online Course

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:

CIF Community Grant Program
Deadline: October 1

MCoS Program Grant
Deadline: October 1

Parkland Valley Grants
Deadline: October 15

2016 School Garden Grant Program
Deadline: November 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.


Sheila Hryniuk
ph: 306-782-3353

Kacie Loshka
ph: 306-786-6585

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