The Recreation Board Development process is a joint initiative between the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) and the Sport, Culture and Recreation Districts. Together, SPRA Field Consultants and District Staff will act as the facilitation team. The facilitation team can assist a community in working through the board development process, with an end goal of developing or re-establishing their Recreation Board.
Working with the facilitation team, communities:
To help with this process, SPRA has developed a Provincial Recreation Board Development Manual that the facilitation team can use as a resource when providing support to the community. The Manual has information on several topics including:
The Ministry of Government Relations is one of the many stakeholders that provided input into the Manual. The Ministry indicated that the concepts and ideas contained within it are consistent with the provisions in the municipal legislation, and they are confident that any community will be well served by the Recreation Board Development process. The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), the Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals (S.A.R.P.), Sask Culture, Sask Sport Inc., The University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic also contributed to the development of the Manual.
For more information or to begin the Recreation Board Development Process, contact the SPRA Field Consultant or Sport, Culture and Recreation District Staff in your area.
If you do not know who your Field Consultant is, please contact:
SPRA Field Services Manager