• Saturday Skiing

    cross country skiingThe snow-covered school grounds in Montreal Lake Cree Nation have always had skiers slide the slopes during the cold winter months, but over the past few years the number of skiers has been increasing with the Saturday Skiing program.

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  • Spotlight on the Ehrlo Sport Venture Program

    The Ehrlo Sport Venture Program (Sport Venture) is a community outreach program in Regina that aims to provide inner-city youth, New Canadians and families with control of, and access to, recreation programs.

    By reducing the barriers to participation, Sport Venture’s community leagues provide recreational opportunities to children who may otherwise miss out on the many benefits realized by taking part in sports and recreation.  

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  • Happiness is a Warm Puppy

    St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog logoIn stressful situations, in classrooms and in hospital care, St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog teams have been proving their worth both through the anecdotal evidence and through scientific observation. Educators and health professionals can add Therapy Dog teams to their tool box when developing plans for their clients.

    For more information, visit the St. John Ambulance website at www.sja.ca or email cs.coordinator@sk.sja.ca.

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  • 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.

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  • 5 Ways to Volunteer for the Holidays

    holiday volunteering word cloudSo I was thinking about volunteering for the holidays.  Dec. 5, 2016 was International Volunteer Day, which reminded me that I was going to volunteer during the holidays this year.  So I looked…and I looked.  You know what?  It’s hard to find something to volunteer for! This is especially true if you don’t know someone in your community who can connect you to a special event to volunteer at, or a volunteer organization. Most of these are primarily advertised through word-of-mouth.  So if you’re thinking about volunteering too, here are some prompts to get you started:

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  • 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. 

     

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  • 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:

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  • FITNESS LEADERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

    We asked Debbie Hintz, Recreation Director for the Town of Leader, how having a Fitness Leader in their community has positively influenced their recreation capacity.


    In the past, what types of recreation opportuni­ties were available in Leader?

    Leader, Saskatchewan is a small community of approximately 850 people that struggled to create and maintain fitness pro­grams due to a lack of available Fitness Leaders. A certified Zumba instructor lived in the community, yet her commitment to teach was limited as she was also a full-time teacher. We had a very successful Yoga program, which was great for our community, but for those who wished to have a regular fitness program that offered a cardiovascular workout, an instructor for this type of program was not available in the community.

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  • High School Fitness Club Gets Teens Active

    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.  Read their story below:

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  • Fall Funding Push

    Are you looking for funding? Did you know that there are a lot of important grant deadlines this time of year?  Yes, fall (Sept. – Nov. with October being the ‘hottest’ month) sees the second big funding push of the year.  So if your organization has been planning to look for funding, make sure you check out these soon-to-be-gone opportunities:

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