Build Your Community

Meeting others working in the sport, culture, or recreation fields is essential when you have questions about best practices, how to develop new ideas, need budgeting tips, wonder about board/council reporting, and the list goes on. Whether a paid staffer, a community volunteer, a youth leader or an office administrator, these networking opportunities help you build a vibrant community. Join our email list to receive all the latest meeting dates and times.

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2021 Virtual
Community #Recreation Gathering

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
10 AM to 3 PM
Learn | Share | Energize

Spend the day, virtually, with recreation people from across the South West. We’ll have draws throughout the day and there will be awards for the best dad joke!

CLICK HERE to Register

Morning Keynote: Community Collaboration - Tapping the Untapped Potential of Ordinary People

Join Sylvia Cheuy, Consulting Director in Collective Impact with the Tamarack Institute, to talk community collaboration – with funders, community organizations and resident leaders. Collaboration enables communities to identify, link, and grow their strengths. This is how the community’s resilience and ability to care for itself are restored. Sylvia will share stories and tools that demonstrate how, once identified, a community’s strengths can be linked and directed to achieve an endless range of shared priorities.

Exciting Community Projects

  • Maple Creek Communities in Bloom Soiree, A Virtual Event in 2021
  • Yorkton Sidewalk Concerts
  • and others!

Afternoon Keynote: Parks on the Prairies

Join Rick vanDuyvendyk to learn about types of plants, diversity, location, spacing, maintenance, and protecting plants from mechanical damage. Rick has been a Saskatchewan Communities in Bloom judge and has found mechanical damage to be a major problem in many communities. Rick is the owner of Dutch Growers, and host of the radio program Garden Talk.

Round Table

How does your community use its Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant program funding?

CLICK HERE to Register.
Deadline to register is March 8.
Note: the non-member registration fee has been waived for this Gathering.
Questions? Contact Anne at

We're Planning Ahead - Hosts Wanted for 2022+

We have our fingers crossed that the 2022 Gatherings will be in person!

Is your community or group interested in hosting the next Community RECREATION Gathering or the next Community CULTURAL Gathering?

Do you have a program or facility you would like to showcase?

Would you like to host 15-25 people from across the District?

We want to know! Download our Expression of Interest page with all the details and let us know.