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Community Support - A Road Map When the Path Isn't Clear

Virtual Support for Recreation Board Development

Recreation Boards are the heart of a community, providing key leadership for community growth. When resources are limited, volunteers feel overworked, and systems aren’t working the way they should, it can feel overwhelming to know where to turn for support. The last year and a half have been especially challenging.

The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA), in partnership with the South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport Inc. (SWDCRS), offers support for volunteer recreation boards.

We’ll work with you to identify what you have, where you want to go, and how to get there.

We can help you...

  • Define the role of the recreation board
  • Understand your legal responsibilities
  • Develop vision/mission/values
  • Review or create bylaws
  • Develop policies and procedures

What does the community need to do?

  • Identify a community organizer who will bring people together virtually
  • Commit to a healthy discussion

What does it cost?

  • There is no cost
  • You bring the enthusiasm; we’ll supply the rest!

Who can apply?

How to apply?
Send an “Expression of Interest” email to any of the contacts below, outlining:

  • Name of community
  • Name/contact of community organizer
  • The rec board development activity you’d like to work on
  • Your timeline for virtual meetings

Due to COVID health restrictions, all meetings will take place virtually, using Zoom.

Contact any of our offices for more info:

  • Elizabeth, Leader Program Office, 306-628-1019
  • Brennen, Moose Jaw Program Office, 306-693-7304

Each spring our staff hit the roads to meet with community leaders, volunteers and organizations! We spent the past year meeting with groups virtually, either by Zoom or over the phone. This spring we are available to meet virtually or in-person, as you prefer.
The most important work we do is meeting with you! From recreation boards to administrators, museums, band councils, and community groups, we want you to succeed, so we:
  • Help you navigate the world of community culture, recreation, and sport.
  • Help you find funding.
  • Suggest programs and partnerships that might be a great fit for your group.
  • Offer the training you need.

It doesn’t matter if you are working to rebuild a recreation board, looking for training for museum staff, or starting a senior’s fitness program. We’re knowledgeable. We have lots of great ideas. But most of all, we want to learn what you need.

We’ll set-up all the Zoom meeting details! We can meet individually, with your group, or with several groups in your community.

Let's talk. Please fill in the form (link below) and a South West District Community Consultant will get back to you to set-up a time to meet, virtually. #NoDriving #OnYourSchedule #NoCost #SadlyNoCookies

CLICK HERE to get started.