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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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2020 Virtual
Community Cultural Gathering
October 27, 2020

The South West District for Culture, Recreation and Sport invites you to join professionals and volunteers in the cultural sector for a virtual day of learning, sharing, fellowship and fun. Virtual doors open at 9:45 AM. Sessions begin at 10 AM and wrap at 3:30 PM, with a lunch break at Noon.

Note: the non-member registration fee has been waived for this Gathering.

CLICK HERE to Register!

Feature Speaker David Manley
Volunteer/youth engagement, understanding generational shifts in a community. Presentation and round table question and answer session.

Sylvia Thorburn, Swift Current Truth and Reconciliation Committee.
Engaging people in meaningful truth and reconciliation work in the southwest.

Debbie Griffith, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan
Anti-racism to deepen self-knowledge, to expand understanding, to de-center and extend empathy, and to become leaders for change.

Tracey Mann and Ingrid Cazakoff, Community Initiatives Fund, Heritage Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Index of Well Being
Going forward with the Saskatchewan Index of Wellbeing initiative as one tool in a bigger discussion.

Dana Dale, Town of Shaunavon
Collaboration between the Shaunavon Recreation Department and the Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre and programming successes during COVID.

Jody Greenman-Barber, Saskatchewan Arts
Spotlight on the Artists in Schools and Artists in Communities Grant Programs.

Kristin Enns-Kavanagh, Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society
Building on what makes your community special. Implementing a heritage project. Heritage mapping.

Wendy Fitch, Museum Association of Saskatchewan
The effects of the pandemic on Saskatchewan museums.

Grant update during COVID.

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Questions? Contact Brennen at

We're Planning Ahead - Hosts Wanted for 2021+

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.