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Celebrate June is Recreation & Parks Month!

With the support of national and provincial parks and recreation associations, the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association supports June is Recreation & Parks Month to acknowledge the contributions leisure facilities and parks make to quality of life in Saskatchewan.

Across Canada, recreation service providers and park authorities dedicate the month of June to gather their communities together to celebrate the return of summer programming, recognize volunteers, get people involved in fun outdoor activities and gain local support for parks and recreation.

Recreation provides personal, economic, social, and ecological benefits to our people, our communities and our Province. These benefits are significant and critical to the vitality of Saskatchewan. 

Read this to learn more about the benefits of June is Recreation & Parks Month.

How to Get Involved!

  • Recognize the contributions leisure services and parks provide to our quality of life!
  • Celebrate the return of summer programming!
  • Gather people together, recognize volunteers and get everyone in your community involved in outdoor physical activity!
  • Gain support for the parks and recreation practitioners in your community!

We know what you're thinking, "This could be a lot of work"? It's not! Just proclaim June is Recreation & Parks Month and recognize it in an activity or event that is already happening in your community this June.

June is Recreation & Parks Month Celebration Initiative Grant! 

The 2018 Grant has been fully allocated. The application is now closed. 

The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association is pleased to have the opportunity to offer financial assistance to JRPM Ambassadors that are Active members of SPRA. Through this funding program, SPRA is able to:

  • Provide support for localized promotion of the parks and recreation sector’s benefits to your community
  • Ensure that June will be recognized as Recreation & Parks Month
  • Provide financial support for planned events or programs that contribute to the wellbeing of Saskatchewan’s residents

JRPM Celebration Initiative Grant applications, with the eligibility criteria, will be processed on a first come, first served basis. The funding is capped and once the funds are allocated, the Grant will be considered closed. 

The Grant Application is now closed and all funding has been allocated. Successful applicants will be notified shortly. Thank you for applying!

Celebration Events 

June is Recreation & Parks Month Events are happening in communities across Saskatchewan!

Search our Events page to find out when the next June is Recreation & Parks Month event is taking place. 

Check the calendar regularly as more events are added. 

Jump In and Join the Celebration!

Communities, organizations, volunteers, actually everyone and anyone can get involved by using the resources available on this website. 

Some new and easy ideas you may want to try are include:

  • Register as an Ambassador by calling SPRA at 1-800-563-2555.
  • Sign the JRPM Proclamation at your next town council or board meeting.
  • Who built the park in your area? Dedicate it someone or something and celebrate its dedication annually.
  • Hold a community picnic. It will create new friendships and generate civic pride
  • The opportunities are endless!

To have your efforts recognized by SPRA, or for more information on celebrating June is Recreation & Parks Month, call us at 1-800-563-2555