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About DIRECTION

DIRECTION is the official magazine of the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA). Each issue of DIRECTION is developed around a specific theme of interest to the parks, recreation and facilities sectors and focuses on issue-based cover stories and feature articles. DIRECTION is distributed quarterly in September, December, March and June. Over 1,500 copies of each issue of DIRECTION are printed and distributed to organizations and members across the Province.

Upcoming Issue Theme

Fall 2018 – Sustainability

This edition of DIRECTION will focus on sustainability in the recreation sector.  SPRA is looking for articles which show how communities and organizations are repurposing, recycling and reusing in recreation. Possible examples include non-traditional uses of recreation facilities, green initiatives, taking an old activity and revitalizing the concept to attract new demographics, ect.  Please contact Lori Ross, SPRA Consultant – Communications, by phone at (306) 780-9370, or by email at lross@spra.sk.ca, to review your submission to ensure it complements this issue’s theme.

Winter 2018: Hibernation is for the Bears – Get Moving and Stay Moving!

This issue of DIRECTION will encourage readers to venture outdoors and be active in Saskatchewan’s winter wonderland!  We are looking for articles on innovative winter recreation programs, activities or services, tips to stay active or policies or procedures that support getting people moving and staying moving, regardless of the season! 

Please contact Lori Ross, SPRA Consultant – Communications, by phone at (306) 780-9370, or by email at lross@spra.sk.ca, to review your submission to ensure it complements the issue’s theme.

Length
Regular Columns: 400 – 600 words
Feature Articles: 600 – 1,200 words

How to Contribute

Article Submission

Submit your written contributions as a Microsoft Word document to Lori Ross, SPRA Consultant – Communications, by email at lross@spra.sk.ca.

Photographs are requested for all articles. Photo requirements are as follows:

  • Submit photos in colour
  • Minimum 300 dots per inch (DPI) and should be a minimum size of 3 inches square
  • Please grant permission in writing for SPRA to use the photo by completing a SPRA Photo Release Form

As the author, please include your full name, job title, relevant education and an address or phone number for readers to contact you for additional information.

Submission of Commercial Member Ads

As part of their membership, Commercial Members receive a free full-colour ad in each issue of DIRECTION.

Ad specifications are as follows:

Size:            4.65 inches high by 3.55 inches wide

Colour:       Full-colour

File type:   Submit ads as image or PDF files

Do not submit ads in Microsoft Word or other word processing formats

Photos:      Ensure photos in ads have a resolution of no less than 300 DPI

This is the minimum required for commercial printing purposes

Deadlines

Fall 2018 - August 17, 2018

Winter 2018/2019 - November 1, 2018

Submit articles to:

Lori Ross (Editor)

SPRA Consultant – Communications

Email: lross@spra.sk.ca

Phone: (306) 780-9370

Copyright

SPRA reserves the right to grant reprint rights for stories and articles first published in DIRECTION magazine. These rights to reprint will be readily granted on the condition that a credit line, acknowledging DIRECTION as the source, is included.

Since SPRA is a provincial non-profit organization, we cannot pay for articles, stories or photos that are published. All contributions are subject to review. SPRA reserves the right to return, revise or refuse contributions at the discretion of SPRA and the editor.

DIRECTION is owned and copyrighted by SPRA.