We would like to announce a pair of staff changes that are happening within the District.
First, our new Youth Recreation Coordinator is Marion Conway! Marion has been a part of the Lakeland team for the past two years, formally as the District Dream Broker. She is excited to to learn about each of the communities within the Lakeland District as well as build on existing relationships and partnerships and explore new potentials. Congratulations Marion!
Second, we would like to welcome our practicum student from Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Shawn Meekins. Shawn is completing his second and final year of his Recreation and Tourism Management diploma. He will be taking over as the Community Development Coordinator for the eastern side of the District while our current Community Development Coordinator, Helen Obrigewitch, is on maternity leave. Best of luck with the new addition to the family Helen, and welcome to the District Shawn!
Contact information for Marion and Shawn can be found on our Contact Us page.
June is Recreation and Parks Month!
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is proud to announce the launch of the 2015 June is Recreation & Parks Month (JRPM) program. An information package has been sent to all SPRA members with information regarding our Ambassador, Merchandise and Grant programs. We have a great selection of merchandise for 2015! The JRPM Celebration Initiative Grant is also available again and is a great resource for hosting a June event in your community.
Get involved with this great initiative in your community and get outdoors!
For more information about June is Recreation & Parks Month visit:
SaskCulture Animateur Workshops
Lakeland District for Sport, Culture, and Recreation will be hosting regional animateur workshops. What is an animateur? SaskCulture explains:
Community Engagement Animateurs (CEA) are available to work with groups to help build cultural engagement in their communities. The CEAs all have backgrounds in storytelling, and the ability to gather a group, animate discussion, inspire some creative thought and collect ideas that will help communities move forward with cultural initiatives.
Each CEA offers engagement practices designed to get people talking, sharing, discovering, having fun and identifying ways they can work together to build a more culturally vibrant community. It may be one meeting, or a few different gatherings, but sessions are offered to meet community needs and expectations. The CEA can help spark discussions, uncover creative ideas, connect communities to potential funding and resource options, identify ways to celebrate successes and discoveries, as well as offering ideas on next steps.
The regional workshops that LDSCR is hosting are designed to help communities decide which of this year's three animateurs would best suit their needs. The first workshop, to be held on June 17th, will be servicing our west side communities. The second workshop, to be held on June 18th, will be for our east side communities.
For more information, please contact us:
Summer Program Training and Support
HIGH FIVE & Play Leadership Combo Training
When: June 27 & 28, 2015 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Margo Fournier Centre, 1211 1 Ave W. Prince Albert, SK
When: July 2 & 3, 2015 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Rec Plex, 800 101st St, Tisdale, SK
Summer program development support and leader mentorship will be available this year through LDSCR.