Recreation and Sport
Our programs and services:
Community Rink Affordability Grant
The Government of Saskatchewan is helping communities maintain and operate their indoor skating and curling ice suraces with the Community Rink Affordability Grant. Communities, First Nations, non-profits, schools and rink boards may now register their indoor rinks for the $2,500-per-ice-surface grant which can be used to help pay operating costs and for minor capital upgrades.
Registrations close on November 30 each year and an evaluation form must be completed before March 31 of each year. This evaluation is a prerequisite to the following year's registration.
For more information about the grant, please contact:
Saskatchewan Children and Youth Participation in Sport, Recreation and Cultural Activities
This report presents the re-analysis of data from the 2005 Aboriginal Youth Participation in Sport, Culture and Recreation Study. The data was re-analyzed to more accurately represent Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal children and youth residing in Saskatchewan. Results on various aspects of children and youth participation in sport, recreation and cultural activities are presented, including comparisons by Aboriginal status, gender and region. Click here for the TPCS (2008) SK Children and Youth Participation in Sport Recreation and Cultural Activities.
Growing Minor Football in Saskatchewan: A Report by Gene Makowsky
The following document is the culmination of a four month project by Gene Makowsky who was contracted by the Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport to review the current state of minor football in the province. The focus of the project is to examine the increasing enthusiasm for this sport in communities across the province. The report also provides information on the components of running a successful football program while highlighting barriers that prevent participation and providing recommendations on how to overcome those barriers. Increased participation in existing and new minor football programs is anticipated as a result of Mr. Makowsky's involvement with the project. Click here for Mr. Makowsky's report on minor league football in Saskatchewan.
How We Support Saskatchewan's Recreation
Parks, Culture and Sport (PCS) works directly with a variety of organizations that comprise the provincial sport, culture and recreation delivery system to ensure that all Saskatchewan citizens have reasonable access to the programs and services provided by this sector.
The ministry also provides consultative and technical services to a variety of multi-sport competitive games, including the Saskatchewan Summer and Winter Games, the 55+ Senior Games, the Northern Games and Cultural Festival and the Saskatchewan Indian Summer and Winter Games.
Canada's Physical Activity Guide for Children and Youth