The Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation is hosting a "Friends around the table" gathering at the Don Ross Center in North Battleford on June 22nd. Bonnie Mills Midgley, community development cooridinator with Rivers West told West Central Online the meeting used to be called a recreation partisioners meeting, which they felt left some people excluded from attending. The meeting is open to anyone and everyone whether they are involved in government, town council, recreation departments or the like. She said so far there are approximately 35 people slated to attend. She also stated that anyone who missed the registration deadline will be able to go just give her a call at (306) 344 7473 or email her at


Rivers West District for Sport Culture and Recreation

Friends Around the Table Gathering

Don Ross Centre, North Battleford

June 22, 2016


Registration: 9:00 to 9:30 am


Introduction of the hosts for the day and a brief history of the District

Housekeeping items – washroom locations, expected time of completion, etc.


Who you are

Which community you work or volunteer in

What your expectations are for the day

Topics you would like added to the agenda

Round Table topics

  • Rivers West District Funding Opportunities:

  • Rivers West District Facility Operator’s Support Program

  • Rivers West District Sport, Culture & Recreation Event & Partnership Building Program

  • Rivers West District Coaching Assistance Program

  • Rivers West District Volunteer Recognition Program

    • Bid to Host, Nomination criteria and process, timelines

  • Rivers West District Mobile Playground Program

  • Saskatchewan Seniors’ Fitness Association (SSFA) 55+ Rivers West District Committee

  • Financial Assistance for Children and Youth: Creative Kids, KidSport, JumpStart

  • After School Programming

  • NCCP and other coaching

  • Training

    • Take the Lead

    • High Five

    • RespectEd

    • Play Leadership

    • Everybody Gets to Play

  • Rivers West District Workshops

    • Rivers West District Grant Writing Workshops

    • Rivers West District Social Media Workshops

  • Summer/Winter Programming in the Communities

  • Community Successes and Challenges

  • Changing demographics

  • Volunteer retention

  • Doing more with fewer resources

  • Community Facilities: Swimming Pools, Arenas, cemeteries, parks

  • Rec Boards- Redeveloping, Rejuvenating and Restructuring

  • Estevan 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games

  • SPRA

    • Resources

    • Communities in Bloom

    • Funding opportunities

    • New initiatives

  • SaskSport

  • Resources

  • Funding Opportunities

  • Aboriginal Community Sport Grant

  • New Initiatives

  • Rivers West District Communication opportunities

    • Website, newsletter, E-updates, Facebook, Twitter, free advertising for upcoming community events

  • Other?

Lunch break 12 noon

Opportunity to “walk to block”

Guest Presenter and Topic

  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm Mia Farley, Sledge Hockey

  • 1:40 – 2:30 pm Damon Badger Heit and Dominga Robinson, Outreach Coordinators, SaskCulture

  • 2:30 – 2:45 Vickie Clarke, President, and Jasmine Jackman, ED, Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals (SARP)

Handout: Hardcopies of our funding documents that are on our website

Evaluations & Expense Claims for Mileage