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The Sask Recreation Awards pay tribute to the outstanding contributions of individuals, communities, and agencies who improved the quality of life for others through recreation in Saskatchewan.

Award Winners Receive

  • Recognition from SPRA for showcasing excellence within parks and recreation
    • Includes exposure across SPRA online platforms, including social media, our website, e-newsletters and more! 
  • A promotional video celebrating the award winner
  • In 2024, award recipients will also be provided with a $1,000 legacy incentive to be applied towards a local recreational program or service of their choosing.

Nomination Form

The following information is required within the nomination form.  Collecting this information in advance may speed up the completion of your nomination. 
  • The nominee’s contact information including phone, email, and mailing address.
  • Short bio on the nominee along with reasoning why they deserve to be nominated for the selected award (max 500 words). 
  • A testimonial statement (max 100 words) from another person who endorses the nomination, along with their contact information.
Please note – self nominations are not permitted. 

Access the nomination form here.

Eligibility Requirements

Please refer to this document for the Eligibility Requirements and Terms and Conditions to be eligible for the Sask Recreation Awards.

Award Categories

1. Community Wellbeing Award
This award honours any community or municipality in Saskatchewan for an innovative and successful recreation or parks project that contributed to improved social wellbeing for people in their community. Improved social wellbeing could be anything from addressing inclusion and access, to environmental stewardship, supporting active living policies, programs, or improving tourism or economic development opportunities.

Who should be nominated: organizations, committees, groups or agencies that have improved a sense of connectedness and belonging in their community and have enhanced social wellbeing through recreation and parks.

2. Leadership Excellence Award
The Leadership Excellence Award honours an individual employed in the recreation and parks industry in Saskatchewan who demonstrated exemplary leadership within their organization or community. “When making extraordinary things happen in organizations, leaders engage in what we call The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: modelling the way, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, enabling others to act, or encouraging the heart.”- James Kouzes and Barry Posner, The Leadership Challenge, (page 12).  

Who should be nominated: Anyone employed in the recreation and parks industry whose leadership has increased the value of recreation and parks locally, regionally, or provincially. Some examples include: Recreation Directors, Recreation Practitioners, Parks and Recreation Staff, Fitness Leaders, and Facility Operators and Managers.

3. Volunteer Champion Award
The Volunteer Champion Award honours an individual who contributes a significant portion of their leisure time to the recreation and parks industry improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, their community, or the environment.

Who should be nominated: Anyone who volunteers in the recreation and parks industry either locally, regionally, or provincially. Please note: a volunteer is someone who expresses a willingness to do something, such as helping others, without being paid.

All nominations must be accepted by no later than 4pm on May 30, 2024


Please contact:
Chris Chepil - Industry Recognition Consultant
Phone: (306) 780-9456

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