Upcoming Rivers West District Workshops

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Building Resilience in Youth Training in Hillmond on March 21 & 22, 2019 - Spaces are filled but please send your registration to be added to the waiting list in the event a space comes open

  • This free, interactive two-day training will provide teachers and service providers with tangible tools on how to encourage the meaningful participation of youth. Key experts will provide training for building and maintaining relationships with youth, as well as opportunities to practice these tools. Attendees will receive a toolkit and participate in demonstrations with Saskatchewan youth.
  • At the Hillmond Community Hall, Hillmond, SK
  • Registration is FREE! Lunch provided.
  • Register by March 15, 2019 to Bonnie Mills Midgley:
    • Phone: 306-248-3518      Phone/Text: 306-344-7473           Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Click here for more information and the registration form.

Event Planning and Marketing Workshop in Edam on Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • Learn more about the planning process and "FINE TUNE" your skills for effective and
    efficient planning & marketing of programs and events in the community? Examine initiatives to better engage and involve people and organizations in your community?
  • Edam Community Centre, 1401 - 1st Avenue South, Edam, SK 
  • Registration is FREE! Lunch provided.
  • Register by April 23, 2019 to Bonnie Mills Midgley:
    • Phone: 306-248-3518  
    • Phone/Text: 306-344-7473 
    • Fax: 306-248-3484
    • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Click here for more information and the registration form.

Check back for more upcoming workshops!

Expression of Interest
Rivers West District wants to know what workshop you would like to hold in your community! We offer a variety of workshops and want to provide exactly what your community needs to succeed. To let us know you are interested in hosting a workshop in your community, please fill out the Expression of Interest and return it to Bonnie Mills Midgley by:

  • Mail: P.O. Box 717, St. Walburg, SK, S0M 2T0
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fax: 306-248-3484

SPRA’s Arena Indoor Air Quality

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SPRA has put together some important information about arena indoor air quality. The purpose of this document is to provide a quick reference on the subject of indoor air quality, explains two toxic gases, provides instruction on how to monitor your facility and outlines best practices you can implement at your facility. Even though arenas is the primary facility, this notice can apply to any indoor space – like a curling rink, community hall, etc.

Read SPRA's Arena Indoor Air Quality reference sheet here.

If you have any questions please contact Tim Hanna, SPRA Facilities and Training Consultant at 306-780-9324 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Renewed Lottery Agreement

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On January 30th, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky announced a renewed lottery agreement, which guarantees that sport, culture and recreation organizations will continue to receive and benefit from Saskatchewan Lotteries proceeds over the next five years. This morning, the Government of Saskatchewan, Sask Sport, SaskCulture and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association signed the agreement.

"Saskatchewan Lotteries is a successful fundraiser for community sport, culture and recreation," said Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky.  “The Saskatchewan Lotteries provides opportunities to more than 600,000 participants in many communities across our province.  These far-reaching benefits would not be possible without our partners, Sask Sport, SaskCulture and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association, and of course thousands of volunteers.”

Proceeds from Saskatchewan Lotteries support over 12,000 sport, culture and recreation groups in the province, reaching 1,000 Saskatchewan communities and over 600,000 registered participants each year.

Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund Community Grant Program

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The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program Application packages were mailed to communities in December 2018. Applications for the grant period April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021 are due February 28, 2019. For inquiries, please contact Lisa Hodnefield at 306.780.9344 or toll free at 1.888.780.9344

To help keep track of your reciepts for the upcoming follow up report you are encouraged to attach a copy of this quick reference sheet to the folder all your SLTF Community Grant Program records are in.

For more information, please contact:

Rivers West District Staff
St. Walburg Office - Bonnie Mills Midgley Phone: 306-248-3518 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rosetown Office - Janae Dawson Phone: 306-882-3030 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Lisa Hodnefield
Trust Coordinator, Sask Sport Inc.
Phone: (306) 780-9344   Fax: (306) 781-6021
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program is a partnership among Sask Sport Inc., SaskCulture Inc. and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc. and assists in the development of sport, culture and recreation programs by providing funds to non-profit community organizations operated by volunteers.

The goal of this program is to get people involved in sport, culture and recreation activities by enabling communities to address the needs of local residents. If the community grant is more than $2,000, a portion of the total grant must be used for programs aimed at increasing participation for under-represented populations such as indigenous people, seniors, women, the economically disadvantaged, persons with a disability, and single-parent families. The under-represented requirement can be met by including these populations in regular programs and/or by creating special programs to meet their needs.