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March 2017

Read All About It!

Box 263, Yorkton, S3N 2V7

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Job Opportunity

The Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District is looking for a Summer Program Mentor (SPM) that will work with summer program leaders in rural communities providing mentorship support on-site.  The SPM is responsible for taking part in training opportunities that will assist them in the completion of their duties.  This position will also work on special projects identified by the organization to be completed. Application deadline is March 31st, 2017.
Job Ad
For more information or to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: or call (306)786-6585.

Upcoming Workshops:

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. 

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

Application deadlines: April 15th, June 15th, September 15th & November 15th

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!

REMINDER: Follow Up Reports are DUE!

2016-2017 Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District Grant Follow Up Reports are due by March 31st, 2017. Please ensure the Follow Up Report is fully completed, copies of receipts and Participant Evaluation Forms are enclosed and returned to the Parkland Valley Office by March 31st, 2017!

For questions regarding Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation District Grants, 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 

Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program Reminder: Deadline for
April 1st, 2016 - March 31st, 2017 follow up reports is June 30th, 2017. For any questions, please  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!

Nature Saskatchewan is a non-profit charitable organization and has been dedicated to the conservation of Saskatchewan's natural environment since 1949. They promote appreciation and understanding of the natural world through conservation, education and research. Speaking for the protection and preservation of natural eco-systems and their biodiversity through research and viable conservation practices is their main focus. Nature Saskatchewan strives to connect nature and culture through outreach programs and services. With over 800 members, Nature Saskatchewan provides programs and services that provide knowledge and experiences for those who have a love for nature.

Throughout the years, Nature Saskatchewan has published quality books on the topics of natural history and the general appreciation of the natural landscape enjoyed in Saskatchewan.

Nature Saskatchewan Vision: Humanity in Harmony with Nature.

Nature Saskatchewan Mission: We engage and inspire people to appreciate, learn about and protect Saskatchewan's natural environment.

To find your nearest Society or Affiliate, please click HERE

To visit the Nature Saskatchewan website or to learn more, please click HERE or call 1-800-667-4668.

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!

International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination- March 21st, 2017

March 21st is designated by the United Nations (UN) as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.It’s a day observed all around the world to focus attention on the problems of racism and the need to promote racial harmony. The March 21 Campaign was initiated to heighten awareness of the harmful effects of racism on a national scale and to clearly demonstrate the commitment and leadership of the Government of Canada to foster respect, equality and diversity.

MCoS coordinates and supports campaigns and activities in Saskatchewan communities and schools with contributions from many partners to recognize March 21st and use it as a springboard for the year-long work to recognize and reject racism.

MCoS is running a provincial campaign featuring the theme “Show Racism the Door”. This year, they have created a downloadable PDF activity kit. They have also launched a social media campaign to accompany this campaign using:


To learn more or to get involved, please click HERE.

Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) Grant Guideline Changes

If you are applying for CIF’s Community Grant Program this April 1, 2017, you must follow the updated guidelines. CIF’s guidelines have been updated to improve clarity on what is eligible under CIF’s Community Grant Program. Before completing your grant application, you are strongly encouraged to read the updated guidelines to ensure your expenses are eligible. Click HERE for the updated Guidelines document.

Changes to eligibilities include:

  • Honorariums are ineligible, except for those paid to Aboriginal Elders to a maximum of $150/day and elder helpers to a maximum of $50/day. Tobacco may be part of the Elder honorarium, but the total cost of the honorarium and tobacco may not exceed $150/day.
  • Equipment, furniture, and other purchases previously ineligible may be eligible if directly related to the delivery of the project. 
For the CIF website, please click HERE!

SaskCollections Phase 3

This spring/summer Museums Association of Saskatchewan (MAS) is continuing to expand its SaskCollections Project. They are looking for 5 new museums to join the project!

Why should you join SaskCollections?
  • MAS has the software, so there is limited cost to the  museum
  • Helps your museum manage useable information about your collections
  • Extremely effective tool for organizing, arranging, preserving, and displaying the artefacts in your collection
  • MAS has a back-up server that stores your information - this is included in your fees
  • Access to comprehensive support, both online through our Museums Advisor 
Requirements for Participation:
  • 2-3 dedicated staff/volunteers
  • Staff/volunteers must be available for training
  • Museums must be already organizing the collection in accordance with the Collections Documentation Manual for Saskatchewan Museums.
  • Museums must have a high-speed internet connection and an up-to-date computer
  • Museums must contribute $125/year for data storage fees
Initial Cost: $200 (Nomenclature 4.0, Storage Fees and Data Transfer Fees)
Each Subsequent Year: $125.00 (Data Storage Fees)

To apply, click HERE!
Applications are due: April 30th, 2017
For more information, please email: or call 1-306-780-9266.

Upcoming Events:

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

Heritage Conservation in Your Community
March 28th, 2017 - Land Titles Building (49 Smith Street E)
Yorkton SK

Saskatchewan Aboriginal Indoor Track & Field Championships
March 31st & April 1st, 2017 - Saskatoon Field House

1st Annual FHQTC Sports,Culture & Recreation Symposium
April 6th & 7th- Treaty Four Governance Centre in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask

Program Planning Workshop
April 12th, 2017- Yorkton SK
5:30pm- Supper
6:00pm- Workshop

Saskatchewan Athletics Spring Camp
April 22 & 23rd, 2017- Saskatoon SK
Deadline to Register: April 13th, 2017
Registration Form

National Volunteer Week
April 23rd - 29th, 2017

Team Sask- North American Indigenous Games
July 16th - 23rd, 2017 - Toronto, Ont

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

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

Parkland Valley Sport, Culture & Recreation Outreach Grant
Deadline: April 15th, 2017
Guidelines          Application Form

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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