Partner Workshops and Clinics

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Saskatchewan Soccer Association

Webinar - Information Night for New Rural Member Organizations - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 pm

SPRA Building Maintenance Level 1 Course

March 6 – 7, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Rosetown Civic Centre – 1005 Main Street, Rosetown, SK

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Cost: SPRA Member: $115.50 ($110+5.50 GST) Non-member: $231.00 ($220+11.00 GST)

Course Description - This course provides an in-depth review of facility maintenance practices. This course is designed to help operators and maintenance staff understand the workings of components within their facilities.  From there, the operators and maintenance staff can develop sound maintenance practices to improve the operation and useful life of the fixed assets in their facility.

The practical advice provided in the course is a must for anyone responsible for the day-to-day operations of an arena facility.  Proper planning and the implementation of preventative maintenance practices benefits your department and community.

Canadian Playground Safety Institute

Canadian Playground Safety Institute has the information and registration forms now out for the theory and practical courses that are taking place in Battleford March 19 – 22, 2019!

Registrants within Rivers West District are encouraged to apply for our Facility Operator Support Program Grant! Find the grant available on our website here:

Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan: Arrêt/Stop Racism Youth Leadership Workshops


The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) is offering an opportunity for high school students to participate in Arrêt/Stop racism (anti-racism) youth leadership workshops. Students will engage with peers from throughout the province as they participate in activities to explore identity, intercultural relationships, power, privilege, racism and discrimination. They will learn to facilitate these activities for use in the local school and community. Great prep for the International Day for the Elimination of Racism on March 21. Lunch and facilitation guide included.

Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan is holding FREE Anti-Racism Facilitator Training and Youth Leadership Workshops in North Battleford!
Arrêt/Stop Racism Facilitator Training on March 20 Register for Arrêt/Stop Racism Facilitator Training
Arrêt/Stop Racism Youth Leadership Workshop on March 21 Register for Arrêt/Stop Racism Youth Leadership Workshop

Great Plains College

Mental Health First Aid on May 14 & 15, 2019 in Kindersley.

Increase your awareness and understanding of common Mental Health issues by learning to recognize and understand the signs, symptoms and risk factors. This course is facilitated by a clinical supervisor for the Saskatchewan Health Authority who is a well-qualified and experienced instructor of the Mental Health First Aid program. Call to register 306-463-6431 or see more information here.

Museum Association of Saskatchewan

MAS offers a range of learning opportunities. We design our training and resources to support museum staff and volunteers of all kinds, from board members to student workers, and from emerging to established professionals.

Tourism Saskatchewan

Through Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC) has a number of professional development opportunities that are available and listed on their website:

Fitness 2J2

Fitness 2J2 is a community based socially responsible health and wellness business; we are based out of Saskatoon.  At 2J2 we have worked directly with youth to adult’s; gifted high calibre athletes to those athletes with the Special Olympic program.  We are making a direct contribution to our communities. Encouraging and developing healthy and positive lifestyle for all through functional fitness programming.

Programming includes working directly with the schools and the Phys Ed teachers and coaches, in the evening with adult or communities groups.  Mentoring and developing future fitness leaders in community for sustainment of programming. 
Contact Us
Joel Pedersen, Saskatoon, SK
306 281-5338 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |

Rivers West District Annual General Meeting

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The Rivers West District for Sport, Culture & Recreation Inc. Annual General Meeting was held on June 19, 2018 at the Norbion Cooperative Community Centre. Please find the Rivers West District 2017-2018 Annual Report here.

Thank you to the Norbion Cooperative Community Centre volunteers for hosting the Annual General Meeting and preparing lunch. Thank you to the T'n'C Alpaca Farm and Fibre Studio for the amazing tour following the meeting.



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Congratulations Crystal Seppola Imrie on winning our random 600 Like draw!

Congratulations Boomer Johnson for winning our '500th like', Shanda Mann on winning the '525 likes' Facebook contest and Michelle Reiter on winning our random 550 likes draw!

One Book, One Province Project

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Courtesy of Saskatchewan Libraries Association:

Now in its third year, One Book, One Province Saskatchewan is a province-wide reading initiative that encourages Saskatchewan residents to read, discuss, and engage in programs around a selected title and, by doing so, create community.

The essence of the project is to encourage Saskatchewan people to read the same book during the month of March, 2019. The Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) is pleased to announce that the 2019 One Book, One Province Saskatchewan selection is Just Pretending, a short story collection by Lisa Bird-Wilson.

We would like to invite you, as a cultural organization in this province, to partner with us. Participation could include: forming a book club or discussion group, mounting a display, creating responsive artwork, or any project that invites discussion about the book. While SLA cannot provide funding to assist with your project, we will acknowledge your organization on our website using your logo and promote your project through our communication channels, including social media and a monthly newsletter that reaches over 1500 people and organizations.

Just Pretending reveals the stories of many characters on a common quest. They are trying to answer the question "Who do we think we are?" and explore their own identity in unique ways:

  • A nitanis (daughter) invents the mother she never knew.
  • A fourteen-year-old girl struggles to come to terms with her feelings of abandonment.
  • A young man struggles with his Mooshum's imprisonment in a damaged body and what it means for his own Métis identity.
  • A department store clerk falls for a homeless man who woos her with Heart of Darkness.

Timely and thought-provoking, we are certain that Just Pretending will provide food for thought and that Saskatchewan residents will reflect on their own identity and that of those around them.

About the Author
Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Saskatchewan Cree-Métis and nêhiyaw writer whose work appears in literary magazines and anthologies across Canada. Her collection of short stories, Just Pretending (Coteau Books), was a finalist for the national Danuta Gleed Literary Award and won four Saskatchewan Book Awards, including 2014 Book of the Year. Bird-Wilson's debut poetry collection, The Red Files (Nightwood Editions 2016), is inspired by family and archival sources and reflects on the legacy of the residential school system and the fragmentation of families and histories. Bird-Wilson is currently working on a new book of fiction.

For more information, please contact:

Anne Pennylegion by phone at (306) 780-9409 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.