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Indian Head Grand Theatre - 2018 Award Recipient

Indian Head Grand Theatre - 2018 Award Recipient

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The Grand Theatre is a community-owned, volunteer-run enterprise and multi-entertainment facility and a gathering place for people of all ages in the community of Indian Head. At the time it was built in 1904, it was the only opera house between Winnipeg and Vancouver. The historic building...




Municipalities and Culture Days

Municipalities and Culture Days

Municipalities—urban, suburban and rural—have already played an important role in the growth of Culture Days which can be operated, in many respects, as a turn-key, customizable festival “template” to showcase and mobilize your local arts community. Here are a few things that you can do...



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...


100 Culture Days Activity Ideas

100 Culture Days Activity Ideas

Here are some ideas to help inspire you as you plan your Culture Days activities.These examples have been drawn from the almost 7,000 activities presented overthe first five years of Culture Days in Ontario! Please note that while we’ve organizedthe activity ideas by discipline for ease...


8 Tips for Organizing Culture Days in Rural Areas

8 Tips for Organizing Culture Days in Rural Areas

Participation in Culture Days in rural areas is growing across Canada! While organizing Culture Days in dispersed communities can often present challenges, the weekend is also an opportunity to bring communities together in celebration. We asked our rural organizers for their top tips on...