Parks and Recreation


(Last updated: May 14, 2018)

UPDATES:

  • FAIR DAYS – This Year: June 15-17, 2018.   Hepburn Fair Days Weekend Save the Date
    • NEW:  The Smoke Show (Rear-axle vehicle Burnout Competition!), FUN ZONE by After School Program, Bike For Dad Visit & Closing Ceremonies, and more.
    • Sponsor Fair Days: Click here to view the Fair Days Sponsorship Letter.  Thanks to SPONSORS who have signed up already – more are welcome from May 16-June 5
    • Includes Valley Cup Event (U16), Ball Tournament, Midway, Museum of Wheat, Breakfast at The Centre, Talent Show, Ice Cream & Fireworks, and more
    • Includes Volunteer of the Year Award.   Nominate someone today!  Volunteer of the Year Award Form.
    • Watermelon and Roll Kuchen Feast – You are invited for Friday June 15, supper at 5.30pm at Hepburn Gospel Church Parking Lot.
    • Ball Tournament Schedule
    • U16 Valley Cup Soccer in Hepburn!  Games are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (playoffs) June 15- 17.  Click here for full tournament schedule and package: TBA
  • HEPBURN SLO-PITCH LEAGUE: At Hepburn Ball Diamond, at northeast side of town.  Click here to view the League Rules:  Hepburn Slo-Pitch Rules.  Click here to view the League Schedule: 2018 Slo-Pitch Schedule.
  • NEXT MEETING:  Monday, June 4, at 7.00pm, Hepburn School.  If you would like to add to our agenda, or present as a delegation, contact us at Town Office.
  • SAVE THE DATE 2019:  June 14-16, 2019 Centennial Celebration!
  • Park/Green Space Subcommittee – Subcommittee includes Jenn Becker, Doug Peters, Teddi Dear, and Wayne Hildebrand.    There is a donation jar available for “loose change donations” at the Town Office towards this group’s efforts.  Site plans are underway; questions can be directed to the Town Office.
  • Centennial Celebration Committee – Includes Jeff Peters, Teddi Dear, Tim Baerwald, Dyan Mouland, Janet Hamilton, Wendy Featherstone, Henry Ens, Linda Ens, Lisa Braun.

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. Generally Saturday, 9am-4pm.  Next course October 2018 TBA.  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, 2017.  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!

B – 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.caNovember 16th at 5.45pm.  Sessions run from November 16/23/30/Dec 7/14/Jan 11/18/25/Feb 1.  Thanks for this year’s participants and families for your support!

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 –  This Year: June 15-17, 2018. 

  • Sponsor Fair Days: Click here to view the Fair Days Sponsorship Letter.  Thanks to SPONSORS who have signed up already – more are welcome from May 16-June 5.
  • Includes Valley Cup Event (U16), Ball Tournament, Midway, Museum of Wheat, Breakfast at The Centre, Talent Show, Ice Cream & Fireworks, and more.
  • Includes Volunteer of the Year Award.   Nominate someone today!  Volunteer of the Year Award Form.
  • Watermelon and Roll Kuchen Feast – You are invited for Friday June 15, supper at 5.30pm at Hepburn Gospel Church Parking Lot.
  • Click here to see the game schedule for Saturday of Fair Days, TBA
  • U16 Valley Cup Soccer in Hepburn!  Games are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (playoffs) June 15- 17.  Click here for full tournament schedule and package: TBA

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.

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.

M – Movie Night Schedule – Watch for Flyers!

N – National Volunteer Week:  Celebrate VOLUNTEERS from April 22-28, 2018.  *Remember to nominate a volunteer of the year in April or May.  Due by May 15.

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 – 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 – Slo-Pitch – Get your Spitz and lawn chairs, and watch co-ed adult slo-pitch evenings during May and June.  View here:  SOON! Hepburn Ball League Schedule.   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:    2017 –  Gil and Shelley Dueck.  2018 – ??
  • Citizen of the Year Award:  2017 – Rob and Kim Bushman.  2018 – Tim and Neysa Wall.

W – Winter Festival Weekend – March 2-4, 2018.   2019 dates TBA.

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.   Usually Daytime and Evening Options.  At Zoar Church Waldheim.    Contact Jenn Froess, Instructor from Hepburn, at 306-947-2424 or jvfroess2@gmail.com.

Y – Youth Movie Nights –  Currently on Hold.  Interested Youth Volunteers are welcome to contact Lisa at info@hepburn.ca.

Z – ZOOM –  2017 – Bike Rodeo by Rosthern RCMP, Town of Hepburn, in conjunction with Kidventure! Watch for news for 2018.

 

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 (parks and green space rep), Kim Poulsen, Troy Prosofsky, Cheryl Reddekopp (treasurer), Lisa Braun (secretary & community coordinator), Tim Baerwald (centennial celebration rep).

Meeting Date: 1st Monday of each month at 7:00pm, currently rescheduled to 1st Tuesday of each month at 8.00pm.*