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June 2016

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June is Recreation and Parks Month 

With the support of national and provincial park/recreation associations, SPRA is promoting June is Recreation & Parks Month. The designation is being made to acknowledge the contributions leisure facilities and parks make to quality of life in Saskatchewan.

Each year recreation service providers and park authorities throughout the country utilize June to celebrate the return of summer programming, to gather their communities together, recognize volunteers, get residents involved in fun outdoor physical activities, and gain support for the parks and recreation sectors.

Click HERE for more information!

Saskatchewan Parks- Learn to Camp

Learn to Camp makes experiencing the Saskatchewan outdoors easier than ever! Join SK Parks for an overnight camping trip, where you will learn how to set up a campsite, start a campfire, go for a hike and more. In the Parkland Valley Distrcit, Learn to Camp is available at Good Spirit Lake July 9-10 & August 6-7, 2016. Costs are as low as $25/group.

Space is limited!
For more information or to register, click HERE or email!

Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation
District -Summer Mentor 

Parkland Valley welcomes Jade Pfeifer as the Summer Mentor for 2016. Jade will be working with many of the communities in the District to evaluate and offer support to summer programmers using the HIGH FIVE QUEST evaluation tool. In addition, Jade will be helping out in preparation and attending the Saskatchewan Summer Games as Mission Staff with Team Parkland Valley.  

If you would like Jade to visit your communities summer program or have any questions regarding the Summer Mentor, please feel free to contact Jade at
(306)786-6585 or!

Culture Days Registration Now Open  

You can register your Culture Days activities now! Artists, Cultural Organizations,Groups and community leaders are invited to participate in Culture Days 2016! Culture Days is taking place on September 30th, October 1 & October 2, 2016!

Click HERE to register. 

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program 

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), on behalf of the Government of Canada, will deliver a second call for proposals under CIP 150 in Western Canada, from May 24, 2016 to June 22, 2016. In Western Canada, $43.2 million will be invested in projects aiming to rehabilitate existing community infrastructure.

WD will be seeking new applications under a second call for proposals that opened on May 24th. Review the revised priorities for the second call for proposals to determine if your project meets the new criteria then re-apply.

Under the second call for proposals priority will be given to:
•    Recreational facilities;
•    Projects that support a clean growth economy (i.e., energy efficiency upgrades); and/or,
•    Projects that support Indigenous communities and Peoples.

Click HERE for the Applicant Guide and Instructions.
Click HERE to apply. 

Municipal Ice Rink Incentives 

SaskPower in partnership with the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) have launched a new program initiative rebate program for Skating and Curling Rinks in the Province.  

The program will provide rebates for up to 20% for purchases that reduce power consumption.  

For more details,outlining the incentives available to you and your rink facilities, click HERE

Community Grant Program 

Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program Reminder: Deadline for April 1st. 2015 - March 31st, 2016 follow ups is June 30th, 2016. If you do not submit your follow up report, you are not eligible to apply for future Sask Lotteries funding.

Contact the Sask Lotteries Trust Office at 1-888-780-9344 (toll free) or for more information on how to follow up and close your grant.

Saskatchewan Summer Games 


June 12 – Triathlon 9:00 Gallagher Centre, Yorkton
June 12 – Baseball 1:00 Jubilee Diamond #3, Yorkton
June 18 – Golf 11:00 Deer Park, Yorkton

A Pep Rally will be held for Team Parkland Valley on:
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
St. Mary's Cultural Center, Yorkton, SK.
Athletes and Coaches will be able to pick up their walk out attire and uniforms, take team photos,meet Team Parkland Valley Mission Staff, listen to Guest Speakers and learn more about the Summer Games experience!

For more information regarding the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games, please contact, Tyler Slowski 306-786-6586 or email

Upcoming Events:

MCoS Annual General Meeting and Member Consultation
Park Town Hotel, Saskatoon - June 11th, 2016

HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Childhood Development (PHCD)
Yorkton - July 4th, 2016

SPRA Play Leadership
Note: HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Childhood Development (PHCD) Workshop is a pre-requisite for this workshop!
Yorkton - July 5th, 2016

Learn to Camp
Good Spirit- July 9-10, 2016

Team Parkland Valley Pep Rally
St. Mary's Cultural Centre (240 Wellington Avenue), Yorkton- July 13th, 2016

Note: HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Childhood Development (PHCD) Workshop OR HIGH FIVE Sport Workshop is a pre-requisite for this workshop!
Yorkton - July 15th, 2016

Saskatchewan Summer Games
Estevan- July 24th-30th, 2016

Learn to Camp
Good Spirit- August 6-7, 2016

Arena Operators Level 1 Course
Esterhazy- August 18th & 19th, 2016 

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:

Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant
Deadline: ongoing

New Horizons for Seniors Program Grant
Deadline: Applications will begin to be accepted this Spring

Sport & Recreation Outreach Grant
Deadline: June 15th, 2016

Cultural Outreach Grant
Deadline: June 15th, 2016

Community Leisure Day Grant
Deadline: June 15th, 2016

National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places
Deadline: June 17th, 2016

Enabling Accessibility Fund
Deadline: July 26th, 2016

Community Initiatives Fund Community Grant Program
Deadline: October 1st, 2016

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

Tyler Slowski
ph: 306-786-6585

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