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Agreements to Operate Recreation Facilities: Who Owns the Building?

Agreements to Operate Recreation Facilities: Who Owns the Building?

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At the 2018 Convention of the Urban Municipal Administrators Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS), the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) was invited to speak on the topic of municipal responsibility in the op­eration of recreation facilities. The biggest question to answer is...


Fernie Memorial Arena Incident Report

Fernie Memorial Arena Incident Report

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On Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Fernie, BC, several of our colleagues in recreation lost their lives due to an ammonia leak in the Fernie Memorial Arena. SPRA has continued to monitor this serious incident, and is committed to forwarding important information to the arena sector for their...


What Recent Regulations Mean For Your Facility

What Recent Regulations Mean For Your Facility

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Do you know what your refrigeration plant operator requirements are under the recently introduced Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations (2017)?  Are you operating your facility in compliance with these Regulations? Do you know the size of your refrigeration plant? These are critically...



Upcoming Funding Opportunities!

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New Horizons for Seniors Program: The Call for Proposals for the 2018-2019 New Horizons for Seniors Program –Community‑based Projects Component and Small grants Initiative Pilot -has been launched and will be open from May 7 to June 22, 2018 (NEW end date). Use the Standard Grant...


Sedley Spray Park

Sedley Spray Park

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1. Why did your community choose to build a spray park (what do you hope to achieve)? Who are your intended users? Our committee identified a need for additional recreational facilities in our growing community so we got together with the goal of building a spray park. With the help of the...


Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

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Southeast Connection Sport, Culture & Recreation District held their Annual General Meeting on May 31, at the Bear Claw Casino. Southeast Connection would like to welcome our newly nominated Board of Directors. Kristeen Cherpin - Radville, Karen Holloway - Wapella, Kim Hotomani - Carry the...