Parks and Recreation


(Last updated: November 15, 2017)

UPDATES:

  • **Centennial Committee – Would you like to be part of planning for Hepburn’s 100th Anniversary Party?  Contact the office.  Events and festivities to take place in June 2019.
  • After School Program – AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM HIRINGS COMPLETE!  We are proud to announce the hiring of 2 part-time Program Coordinators for the NEW Hepburn After School Program.  Congratulations to Deidra Prosofsky and Jenna Mitchell on your new roles.  We look forward to the great things that will come through your work and collaboration.  The program and their office will be located at Bethany College Campus.  Thanks to Bethany for facilitating the space to launch this new program.  Follow the website for updates along the way.   Jenna and Deidra will begin their orientation and planning in early November; program registration will open in December.  **Next Up:  Program Information & Registration Forms Coming Soon.   Employment Ads for Leader in Training (LIT) Positions (youth aged 12 years+) Coming Soon.  This program is made possible through COMMUNITY INITIATIVES FUND.
  • Movie Night Schedule – Nov 24, Dec 15, Jan 26, Feb 16, Mar 23, Apr 27.  Location Hepburn School.  7.00pm start.  Free movie.  Concession items available for purchase.  Watch for Flyers!  Free coffee for adults.  Feature for November is “The Emoji Movie”
  • Adult Co-Ed Volleyball –  Thursdays October 26-November 30.  Dates:  Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23, Nov 30.  $2/drop in fee per person.    TIME SHIFTS to 7.30pm start on November 9th, for the rest of the dates.
  • Babysitting Course –  Babysitting Course Registration Form!  Next course March 2018.  Ages 11 and up.
  • Baton Twirling Program – All ages welcome! Chantelle Smith from Hepburn is a certified baton twirling coach and a national/world medalist. She has offered to coach a fall/winter class here in Hepburn at Bethany gym.   Your child will be provided a baton to learn the basics of baton twirling!  Please contact the town office if you’d be interested in registering your child in this class – info@hepburn.ca.  An evening timeslot coming this fall!  November 16th at 5.45pm.
  • REFIT Classes – Wednesdays at Hepburn School, starting September 13.  Contact Lisa Braun at 306-947-2170 or email info@hepburn.ca.  Instructor Saunja from Waldheim.  November 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6.
  • Park/Green Space Subcommittee – Watch for more information here about the development of a new subcommittee!  Subcommittee will have representatives from both Parks and Rec Board and Museum of Wheat Board.  Subcommittee includes Jenn Becker, Doug Peters, Teddi Dear, Trent Ebach, and Wayne Hildebrand.    There is a donation jar available for “loose change donations” at the Town Office towards this group’s efforts.  We are also looking for GRANTS with this theme.  Site plans are underway; any input can be directed to the Town Office.

MORE INFO, A to Z:

A – Activity Ideas – Find out more at Saskatchewan In Motion.”Screen Free” Promotion. Planning to #TurnItOff and #TakeItOutside?  Download and use the Screen Time & Physical Activity Tracker this spring and summer!  Build Your Best Day – http://buildyourbestday.participaction.com/en-ca/schedule/  Check out the interactive guide to “Build Your Best Day”!

A – Art on Main –  a free, all ages, community art event.   

B – Babysitting Course –  Hoping to keep offering twice a year – October and March.  Saturday, 9am-4pm.  Babysitting Course Registration Form!  Next course March 2018.  Ages 11 and up.  Mature 10 year old applicants may be welcome, depending on enrolment numbers.

B – Ball Clinics – 2 Saturdays, June 3 and June 10.  Registration Deadline is May 19.  Thanks for all who participated! Click here for more information and registration form.  Ball Clinic Registration Form.  Contact:  Daniella Klassen or Town Office.  Thanks Daniella and volunteers for a great experience!

C – Centennial Committee – Would you like to be part of planning for Hepburn’s 100th Anniversary Party?  Contact the office.

C – Community Grants – Parks and Rec supervises the distribution and allocation of Sask Community Lottery funds to Hepburn’s community groups.  See more info here coming soon.  We receive funds for based on our town population and the RM allocated population.  $8262 will be distributed to community groups this year!  Reports are submitted in June.  Funds are distributed in early September.

C – Community Groups – Parks and Rec provides support and resourcing to Hepburn’s Community Sport, Recreation, & Culture Groups.  See NEW PAGE called “Community Groups”.  More info welcome.  Check to see if your group info is up to date!

C – Culture – Watch for more Info Here!

F – Fair Days – June 16-18, 2017.  Dates for 2018 coming soon!

  • Includes Valley Cup Event (U16), Ball Tournament, Midway, Museum of Wheat, Breakfast at The Centre, Concession & Coffee/Donuts by Hepburn Athletic Fundraising Committee, Talent Stage, Ice Cream & Fireworks, and more.
  • NEW:  Spike Ball Tournament (What is spikeball? https://spikeball.com/), Friday Youth Movie Night, Saturday Pet Show, Sunday Afternoon Paint Event with Erica Baerwald, Saturday Night Fireside, and more.
  • Includes Volunteer of the Year Award.   Nominate someone today!  Volunteer of the Year Award Form.
  • Sponsor Fair Days: Click here to view the Fair Days Sponsorship Letter.  Thanks to SPONSORS who have signed up already – more are welcome from now until June 14.
  • DETAILED Fair Days Schedule!
  • Watermelon and Roll Kuchen Feast – You are invited for Saturday June 17 supper at 5.30pm at The Centre/Main Street.
  • Spikeball Rules – Click here to find out more about SPIKEBALL!  Sign up and try this fun recreational activity at Fair Days.  Teams of 2 people.
  • Ball Tournament Draw – Click here to see the game schedule for Saturday of Fair Days, June 17, 2017.
  • U16 Valley Cup Soccer in Hepburn!  Games are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (playoffs) June 16-18.  Click here for full tournament schedule and packageU16 Valley Cup Tournament Information.
  • Click here to view:  Fair Days A SPECIAL THANK YOU!  Coming soon.

F – Family Movie Nights –  Next date to be announced for fall.  No admission cost.  Concession available.

F – Fitness & Recreation Options – We are looking into evening options for fitness and recreation for adults.  If you have suggestions for activities, leaders, or volunteer hosts, let me know.  Spring and summer ideas are welcome.  Looking into run/walk groups, REFIT, volleyball, and more…..Thanks for those who participated in BADMINTON!  UPDATE:  REFIT is booked for Fall, Wednesdays, 7.30-8.30pm.

F – Funding.  

F – Fundraiser Master Schedule – We are keeping a record of all the fundraisers booked in the community of Hepburn – both for this year, and for events that are ongoing.   Please submit details of your event to the Town Office, or call to inquire about what’s already on the schedule.  See the page.

J – June is Recreation & Parks Month.    Live it everyday!  Did you know that Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association declares June Recreation & Parks Month?  Celebrate the return of summer programming, gather residents together, get children involved in fun outdoor physical activities, and recognize employees and volunteers who contribute to the recreation and parks opportunities that we all use!    Let the fun continue into the summer months with information from these links and The Ultimate Summer Play List.  

M – Meetings – Regular Meetings are First Monday of the Month, 7.00pm.  Community input to Parks & Rec Board members is welcome.  No meetings in July and August.  Next meeting  September 11.

M – Movie Night Schedule – For 2017-2018:  Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 24, Dec 15, Jan 26, Feb 16, Mar 23, Apr 27.  Location Hepburn School.  7pm start.  Free movie.  Concession items available for purchase.  Watch for Flyers!

N – National Volunteer Week:  Celebrate VOLUNTEERS from April 23-29, 2017.  This is the 14th consecutive year that Volunteer Canada delivers this campaign in partnership with Investors Group. The 2017 campaign theme is “Volunteers are the roots of strong communities.”   Volunteers plan events, apply for grants, maintain facilities, run programs, coach athletes, raise funds, prepare food, read books, pick-up litter, shovel snow, and the list goes on. *Remember to nominate a volunteer of the year!   Watch for 2018 dates.

N – Neighbour Nights: Summer event. Poster for 2017.

P – Photography: Young or experienced photographers are welcome to make submissions.  Photo credits will be given.  We are looking for photos of: Parade Marshalls, Garage Sale, Fair Days Events, First Crocus, Winter Festival, and Local Scenery.  Please include your name and date of photo to the office at info@hepburn.ca.

R – Recreation Framework – Watch for more Info Here!

R – REFIT Classes – Wednesdays at Hepburn School, starting September 13.  Contact Lisa Braun at 306-947-2170 or email info@hepburn.ca.  Instructor Saunja Braun from Waldheim.

S – Saskatchewan Winter Games 2018 – There will be 17 sports offered with over 1800 participants, Feb 18-24, 2018 in North Battleford.  To find out about athlete classifications and sports, click here: http://saskgames.ca/winter/games-participants/athletes.  To find district reps, click here:  http://saskgames.ca/pub/documents/2018-swg/Miscellaneous/District%20Contacts%20-%20Jan%202017.pdf  To find sport governing bodies, click here: http://saskgames.ca/pub/documents/2018-swg/Miscellaneous/PSGB%20Contact%20Info.pdf

S – Slo-Pitch – Watch for HEPBURN SUNDAY SPORT EVENTS including SLO-PITCH this summer! Get your Spitz and lawn chairs, and watch co-ed adult slo-pitch on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6.30pm during May and June.  View here: Hepburn Ball League Schedule.  Thanks to all team reps, Brent Block, Troy Prosofsky, and Town Staff for making the season a success.  If you are interested in getting on a team, or putting in a team next year, contact the office at info@hepburn.ca.

T – Tourism Info – Parks and Rec along with Town Office are happy to provide access to local and provincial tourism info.  Stop by the Office to pick up a FREE Sask Valley Visitors Guide – or Saskatchewan Discovery Guide.

V – Volunteer Awards:

  • Volunteer of the Year Award:    This year’s award went to Gil and Shelley Dueck.  They have served in Hepburn for almost 14 years in various roles.  At present, they are involved in coaching minor soccer U14 for Gil, and U12 for Shelley.  The plaque, giftcard and honour was presented on Sunday, June 18, at the end of the Community Service, with a tribute given by Parks and Rec Board Member, Kim Poulsen.   Picture is posted on Hepburn Parks and Rec Facebook!  “I have the distinct pleasure of awarding this year’s Volunteer of the Year.  When we talk about the qualities that make up a great volunteer we talk about selflessness, devotion and compassion. Volunteers give up their time and energy for one purpose… to enrich the lives of their fellow community members. It doesn’t matter what the need is, great volunteers are always quick to say “yes” and jump in and lend their support.  Hepburn is blessed to have many amazing volunteers and they are essential in making our town the great community it is, the place we are proud to call home!  This year’s recipients have been making a difference in our community for a long time. They moved to Hepburn 14 years ago and this dynamic duo began their positive impact on our community right away.  Whether it is coaching in soccer, hockey, volleyball and basketball doing various boards and committee work, in the booths at various events, without fail they were there to help. If all this wasn’t enough a few years back one of them began to train to become a first responder and has served in that role with our volunteer fire department.  In short, these two are born to serve. Unfortunately for us their time in Hepburn is coming to a close, and I have no doubt that they will continue to bless lives in their new community as they have blessed our lives.  Please join me in congratulating my dear friends and this year’s recipients of “Volunteers of the Year” … Gil & Shelley Dueck.”  (Presentation given by Kim Poulsen, Hepburn Parks & Recreation Board Rep).
  • Citizen of the Year Award:  This year’s award went to Rob and Kim Bushman.  See info on Photo page right now.

W – Winter Festival Weekend – March 3-5, 2017.  Dates for 2018 to be determined.  Click here to view:  Winter Festival A SPECIAL THANK YOU!

W – Winter Sport Equipment Exchange at the Arena – contact Tim Harms or a Minor Hockey / Figure Skating Club rep to get access to equipment for free.

Y – Yoga Classes – Classes by Jenn Froess, Instructor from Hepburn, at 306-947-2424.   Usually Daytime and Evening Options.  At Zoar Church Waldheim.  Thursday mornings, at 10-11am, at Zoar Church Waldheim, starting November 7.  Contact Jenn Froess, Instructor from Hepburn, at 306-947-2424 or jvfroess2@gmail.com.   November session begins November 9th.  Click here for more info: Sunshine Yoga Information Flyer.

Y – Youth Movie Nights –  No admission cost.  Concession available.    At The Workshop, 219-2nd Avenue South.  Watch for fall dates.

Z – ZOOM –  August 2, Bike Rodeo by Rosthern RCMP, Town of Hepburn, in conjunction with Kidventure!

 

BOARD INFO:

Purpose:

Hepburn and District Parks and Recreation Board exists to promote a sense of community by coordinating wholesome, positive events, and programs that will bring all members of our community together.

Goals:

1. To provide community wide activities at least three times a year.

2. To keep the community informed about events and programs through a newsletter.

3. To encourage an active and healthy lifestyle for the members of our community.

4. To provide support to organizations within our community.

5. To promote intentional networking and communication between existing organizations.

Members:

Chairperson: Jennifer Beaumont-Becker

Town Council Representative: Ken Jeschke

RM Representative: Sheldon Willems

Members: Doug Peters, Kim Poulsen, Troy Prosofsky, Cheryl Reddekopp (treasurer), Lisa Braun (secretary & community coordinator), Tim Baerwald (new as of Sept 2017)

Meeting Date: 1st Monday of each month at 7:00pm

Community Groups:  See more information on these groups on “Community Groups” page

  • (1) Hepburn After School Program
  • (2) Hepburn and District Arena
  • (3) Hepburn Centennial Bowl
  • (4) Hepburn Library Board
  • (5) Hepburn Museum of Wheat Board
  • (6) Hepburn Minor Hockey
  • (7) Hepburn Figure Skating
  • (8) Hepburn Minor Soccer
  • (9) Hepburn Centre & Hepburn Seniors Group
  • (10) Hepburn Archery – for local Hepburn and Area people only.
  • (11) Hepburn Cooperative Playschool