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February 2015

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Box 263, Yorkton, Sk, S3N 2V7

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Community Grant Program

The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program is a partnership among 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 eligible to apply. Grant amounts are determined by population according to the 2011 Census figures from Statistics Canada or the December 2013 figures from the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

2016 Grant Applications are now being accepted until February 28, 2015 for the grant period April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016.


Volunteer Appreciation

Volunteers are vital to the successful delivery of sport, culture and recreation events and/or organization in communities. Volunteers give up their personal time so it’s very important to thank them for their sacrifices and recognize their efforts. Celebrate:

National Volunteer Week - April 12- 18, 2015

Parkland Valley wants to hear about a volunteer or group of volunteers in your community who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and dedication to enriching the lives of others in your community.  We will showcase all submitted volunteers or volunteer groups on the Parkland Valley website, in newsletters, through Facebook and Twitter and at the Parkland Valley Annual General Meeting.
Please see our Parkland Valley Website
to download a copy of the Parkland Valley Community Volunteer Appreciation Form.

Become a Volunteer Active Aging Leader

Active Aging is 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.
Upcoming Joint Workshop
March 11, 2015
Public Health Building
Conference Room A
150 Independent Street, Yorkton
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  New Volunteer Peer Leaders
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Refresher for Current Volunteer Peer Leaders
Lunch Provided
**Mileage can be claimed but will ONLY be paid for one vehicle per program host location**
Your must register in advance to attend
New Volunteer Peer Leaders learn how to lead and facilitate a successful Active Aging program in their community.
The Refresher course refines the Volunteer Peer Leader’s leadership skills and introduces them to the new Active Aging movements.
If you are interested in registering or learning more about the Active Aging Program please contact Nadine Frisk @ (306) 786-6586 or .

Creative Entrepreneurship Meeting

"Turning your creative passion into a Business"
Hosted in partnership by the City of Yorkton and Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District
Saturday, March 28, 2015
1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
City of Yorkton
Gallagher Centre-National Bank Room A

Empowering cultural artists in Yorkton and surrounding area with information that will help elevate their business to new levels of exposure. By providing artists of all types with the building blocks to develop a sustainable business plan, we are not only helping individuals, but also helping an entire community grow and flourish with a healthy cultural backbone. Two of Yorkton’s outstanding cultural talents:
Award-winning Photographer Kristopher Grunert
SCMA Nominated Singer/Songwriter Jackie Guy

Please contact Kelly Litzenberger at with any questions and to confirm your attendance.

Get Our Community Moving Challenge

Sask in motion and Saskatchewan Blue Cross are challenging Saskatchewan Communities to get MORE KIDS, MORE ACTIVE, MORE OFTEN and Help your community win $10,000
Take part in the 2015 GET OUR COMMUNITY MOVING CHALLENGE, powered by Saskatchewan Blue Cross

  • Every community in Saskatchewan is eligible to register for the challenge before 11:59p.m. on February 13, 2015 (CST)
  • Community Challenge will begin at 12:01 a.m. March 2 and end at 11:59 p.m. March 16, 2015 (CST)

For more information click here

Upcoming Events:

2015 Canada Winter Games - February 13 - March 1
Prince George, BC
Heritage Week - February 16 - 21

Parkland Valley District - Board Meeting
March 19, Yorkton

Basic Emergency Management Course - March 6 & 7
Yorkton, Gallagher Centre

HIGH FIVE® Trainer Workshop - March 18 - 21
Regina, Sk

Grant Writing & Meet the Funders - March 19
Yorkton, Gallagher Centre

Respect in Sport for Coaches online- September & October
1:00 pm on Wednesdays

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:

Youth Experience Program Grant
Application Deadline: open
If you have a field trip in mind for the youth in your community the deadline to apply is open until all funds have been allocated until March 31, 2015.

Funding from Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan
February 15, 2015

2015 Summer Student Works Program
Application Deadline: February 17, 2015

Parasport Equipment Grant & Club Development Grant
April 15, 2015

Municipal Cultural Planning and Engagement Fund
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

Community Grant Program
February 28, 2015

Culture Days Funding Assistance
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015

Aboriginal Arts & Cultural Leadership Grant
Application Deadline - April 15, 2015

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 Manz
ph: 306-786-6585

Nadine Frisk
ph: 306-786-6586

Fax: 306-782-0474


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