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February 2017

Read All About It!

Box 263, Yorkton, S3N 2V7

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Upcoming Workshops

Cultural Awareness Workshop

March 16th, 2017
National Bank Room A- Gallagher Centre
455 West Broadway Street, Yorkton
Advanced Registration Only
Presenter: Joseph Naytowhow from Treaty 6
Welcome by local Elder

Opening Prayer, Smudge & Song

Introduction to Nehiyo/Cree World View & Values,
Importance of Protocol,
Importance of the Arts, Culture & Language Preservation,
Introduction to Treaty & Collective Journey of Reconciliation.

Moonlight Blessing for the Land 
6:00 pm -  Supper
6:45 pm - Workshop 

Mileage can be claimed for one vehicle per community.
Registration Deadline: March 9th, 2017

For more information, please email: Chelsey Johnson or call (306)786-6586.

Program Planning Workshop

with Shelley Thoen-Chaykoski
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
National Bank C, Gallagher Centre, 455 West Broadway Street, Yorkton
Advanced Registration—First 10 Organizations Only—3 people/organization required
5:30pm - Supper
6:00pm - Workshop
Workshop Summary:
Does your organization know WHY you do what you do? Learn how your organization can effectively and efficiently plan for sport, culture and recreation programs in your community. Determine the Why, What and How of Program Planning using a “Community Development” approach. Leave with skills and tools to put planning
processes to use in your organization.
Participant Requirements:
1) Three (3) people per organization must register.
2) Homework must be submitted by the registration deadline.
3) Attend with the intentions of getting a start on an Action Plan.
The homework pieces will be sent out after you have registered. 

You must be registered in advance to attend! 
Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Homework must be submitted by the registration deadline.
*Mileage can be claimed for one vehicle per community.

For more information, please email Erin Sobkow or call  (306)786-6585.

National Coaching Certificate Program (NCCP)

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 are available on 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 Library Association (SLA) is a provincial, volunteer, non-profit organization designed to further the development of library service in Saskatchewan and through libraries, the culture of the province. The SLA includes as members: individuals, institutions, and organizations who share a common interest in library service and cultural activities.

SLA provides information, advocacy, awareness, education, membership benefits and cultural opportunities for library workers and the public at large through its general operations and programs.

SLA Vision:   To build an engaged library and information community that is an active force in Saskatchewan’s social, economic and cultural development.

SLA Mission:  The Mission of the Saskatchewan Library Association is to be the voice of and support for Saskatchewan’s library communities.

To visit the SLA website or to learn more, please click HERE or call 1-306-780-9413

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!

Canada Games 150 Challenge

The Canada Games Council (CGC) has announced the Canada Games Activity Challenge as a Canada 150 Signature Project, supporting children and teachers in Canadian classrooms to build daily active healthy habits. The Canada Games Council has received formal notification from the Canada 150 Secretariat that its 2017 interactive activity program created to engage children aged 5-12 has been approved as one of the 41 Canada 150 Signature Projects celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The Canada Games Activity Challenge will officially begin in schools in January 2017. The online physical literacy tracker and rewards program is aimed at inspiring the 90% of youth who are not currently meeting the recommended daily amount of physical activity, and supporting elementary teachers with physical literacy activities.
Participants in the Canada Games Activity Challenge will stick to a daily activity program, based on the principles of physical literacy. These fun activities and interactive challenges are developed to build healthy, habit-forming behaviours in students and will empower teachers with a database of age-appropriate and skill-specific activities, linked to Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. 
The Canada Games has been developing this program with the support of some of the nation’s leading physical literacy experts, along with the help of our national sport and government partners. The program will reach thousands of students across Canada. 

For more information about the Canada Games Activity Challenge, please contact Alyson Gourley-Cramer or visit Canada Games 150 Challenge Website.

Jr. NBA Rookie Basketball Program

The Jr. NBA Rookie Division is a 12-week program for ages 5-7, that uses basketball as a vehicle for physical education in a fun, safe, and inclusive environment. Through a diverse range of age and stage appropriate activities, the Jr. NBA program seeks to encourage children and youth to reach the fullest of their potential. The objective of the program is to provide entry-level basketball programs for young children, to build a community of league organizers, parents, coaches committed to minor basketball and to provide a fun, active and healthy learning environment. 

The program runs weekly (12 weeks) and practices are 45 minutes in length, it is Canadian Sport 4 Life/Long Term Athlete Development compliant and is aligned with Canada Basketball's Developmental Pathway. The curriculum has been developed by NBA Basketball Operations and a team of experts in child development, physical literacy and basketball fundamentals. Games will be modified to be age-appropriate, simple and fun.

The program will include age-appropriate equipment (smaller basketball and lowered adjustable hoops) and modified games. Participants will receive a size-appropriate Spalding® Rookie Gear Basketball and NBA team branded t-shirt. 

Those interested in hosting a program in their community this Spring or Summer are asked to complete and submit the the Jr.NBA Rookie Division Club Interest Form
Deadline to submit interest is March 15, 2017. Submissions will still be accepted after this date, but may miss the window of opportunity to begin in Spring/Summer.
If you would like to bring the NBA Jr. Rookie Program to your community or would like additional information, please visit or email: Taneesha Greaves at 1(204) 583-2697.

Heritage Week February 20th - 24th, 2017

Heritage Saskatchewan has been working with their partners to organize a variety of workshops, receptions and information sessions for Heritage Week 2017. All sessions are located in Regina, are free and open to the public:
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Fundraising Workshop presented by The National Trust for Canada
 “Punching Above Your Weight: Raising Funds for Places that Matter”.
In this workshop you will learn new strategies, test drive new skills and be inspired by communities punching above their weight.
Friday, February 24th, 2017
“Everyone has a Role in Reconciliation”.
The Keynote address, “It’s A Call To Action”, will be given by Eugene Arcand; followed by a workshop led by Zoey Roy.

At Friday's Luncheon, Heritage Saskatchewan will honour out-going Board members and you will hear about our work on the Index of Wellbeing.  This will be followed by the Heritage Saskatchewan Annual General Meeting, starting at 2pm.
Registration is required for both Thursday and Friday - Register on-line at:

Upcoming Events:

Grant Writing Workshop
February 22nd, 2017- Gallagher Center, Yorkton SK
5:30pm - Supper
6pm - Workshop 
Limited to 24 Spots! - Register soon to avoid disappointment!

Cultural Awareness Workshop
March 16th, 2017- Gallagher Center, Yorkton SK
6pm- Supper
6:45pm- 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
April 12th, 2017- Yorkton SK
5:30pm- Supper
6:00pm- Workshop

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:

Duke of Edinburgh's Award- Youth Ages 14-24 

Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant
Deadline: ongoing

COOP Community Spaces Grant
Deadline: February 1st - March 1st, 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

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

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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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