• Engaging Newcomers in Canadian Programs

    Many Community groups are looking to reach out to newcomers in their areas and searching for advice on how to connect with them and make current programs more culturally inclusive. The following are some tips or guidelines suggested by the Regina Open Door Society’s Community Connection Program.

  • Boys & Girls Club Run Dragon Boat Event

    Organizations throughout Saskatchewan are applying for funding to support their Teen Challenge programs or events.  The funds they receive help them to reduce barriers to getting teens (aged 13-19) more active more often. 

     

  • Sask Rugby Rio Kickoff Wins Gold Prize

    Organizations throughout Saskatchewan are applying for funding to support their Teen Challenge programs or events.  The funds they receive help them to reduce barriers to getting teens (aged 13-19) more active more often. 

    The ParticipACTION Teen Challenge teamed with the Canadian Olympic Committee this summer to support #OlympicDay initiatives (presented by Coca-Cola Canada) in communities across Canada. Saskatchewan Rugby won the gold prize with their event, “Saskatchewan Rugby Rio Kickoff.” 

    Read their story below:

  • Geocaching in Nature

    What would bring you to walk along the river on a crisp winter  morning, to stroll through a forest on a hot summer day, to drive down a grid road in the middle of nowhere?  Geocaching of course!

  • Girl Guides By the Numbers

    Cookies shouldn’t be the first thing you think of when you think about Girl Guides. 

  • Member Spotlight: The Duke of Edinburgh's International Awards - Saskatchewan Division

    The Duke of Edinburgh's International Awards programme was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1956 under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

    Since its creation, the programme has undergone several reforms before attaining its current structure. It was initially designed for boys between the ages of 15 and 18 years old. In 1958, a similar scheme was introduced specifically for girls. In 1969, the girls and boys programmes were unified.

    Canada adopted the programme in 1963, but the year the programme started in the various provinces differ. The programme was established in Saskatchewan in 1983.

    Currently, more than 1330 young people in Saskatchewan are engaged in the Award programme. In 2012, 2013, and 2014, a total of 216, 199, and 119 young people were first introduced to it respectively.

  • The Case of the Missing Grant Proposal

    You asked, and we answered! SPRA’s Resource Centre responds to some frequently asked questions from our members. 

  • Outdoor Education Connects Nature to the Classroom

    Twice a year, the SaskOutdoors $upport Program offers funding to groups and classes around Saskatchewan for outdoor education experiences and environmental action projects. In 2014, one of these projects was the Sakewew Permaculture & Treaty Education Program organized by Sakewew High School and Nature Saskatchewan

  • Member Spotlight: SaskOutdoors

    You don’t have to wait till Spring to get outside. SaskOutdoors (Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association) has events and programs to help you embrace the outdoors during all seasons.

    ​Leah Japp, General Manager of SaskOutdoors filled us in on some of the exciting initiatives they have got underway. 

  • Member Spotlight: Saskatchewan Physical Education Association Inc.

    Saskatchewan Physical Education Association Inc. (SPEA) is one of 32 Provincial Recreation Associations supported by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.  These organizations are instrumental in delivering quality recreation experiences across the province.

    We asked Holly Stevens, Executive Director of SPEA to tell us a little more about the valuable work they do.