Hepburn & District Parks and Recreation Board

(Last updated:  September 23, 2020)

DID YOU KNOW??  

  • The Board communicates to the community from week to week through Facebook.  Find more on the Facebook Page by using the icon located at the top right of the website or at the link here: https://www.facebook.com/HepburnParksAndRec/
  • The Board also includes communicates board activity and community group information through the Howler.  Find more on pages 2-3 for Board updates, and page 4 for Community Group updates.  
  • Re-Open Sask Updates here: Phase 4 is underway.
  • Parks and Recreation programming and activities are under the umbrella of the Board.  Hepburn & District Parks and Recreation Board is made up of 9 members who represent Town Council, R.M. of Laird, and other community members.
  • Did you know that Hepburn's current town population (688) plus current R.M. district (526) has our population at 1214 people?  (Canadian Census, 2016).   What will our population be by the next census?  Submit your guess to the office at info@hepburn.ca. 
  • Hepburn Parks and Recreation Board supports the Framework for Recreation in Canada (2015).   
  • Hepburn Parks and Recreation Board is supported by the Tri-Global Partnership in Saskatchewan.  The Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation was established in 1974 by Sask Sport Inc., pursuant to the Interprovincial Lotteries Act (1974), for the purpose of granting funds to eligible, non-profit volunteer organizations in the areas of sport, culture and recreation.  The Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation distributes Saskatchewan Lotteries proceeds to eligible sport, culture and recreation organizations in Saskatchewan.  There are approximately 1,200 groups which receive direct funding support and through them more than 12,000 affiliated organizations benefit. This includes grants to all communities and First Nations through the Community Grant Program and support for nine Sport, Culture and Recreation Districts.  Sask Sport Inc., SaskCulture Inc., and Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc. (S.P.R.A), as the tri-global partners, have responsibility for managing their  sections of the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.  

  • Sask Sport Inc. - Link
  • SaskCulture Inc. - Link
  • Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc. (S.P.R.A) - Link

BOARD INFORMATION

Purpose
Hepburn & 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
Members: Ken Jeschke (Town Council Rep), Sheldon Willems (RM of Laird Rep), Doug Peters (Parks & Green Space Rep), Kim Poulsen, Troy Prosofsky, Cheryl Reddekopp (Treasurer), Lisa Braun (Secretary & Community Coordinator), Tim Baerwald.      Meeting Date: 1st Monday of each month at 7:00pm

BOARD UPDATES

  • SAVE THE DATE:  Winter Festival March 5-7, 2021, Fair Days June 18-21, 2021, and Culture Days September 24-26, 2021
  • NEW EVENT:  Culture Days September 25-October 25, 2020.   Interested in partnering or helping?  CONTACT Lisa to sign up for the event committee at info@hepburn.ca.  

A to Z

  • A - Art on Main –  a free, all ages, community art event.   Usually Late Summer Dates.  Last one August 29th.  
  • B – Babysitting Course – Jennifer Becker.  Register at recreation@hepburn.ca.  Usually in October and March.
  • B – Ball – For Kids - watch for updates for 2021. Contact Email:  hepburnball@gmail.com.  
  • C – Community Grants – Parks and Rec supervises the distribution and allocation of Sask Community Lottery funds to Hepburn’s community groups.  We receive funds based on our town population plus the RM allocated population.  $9800 was distributed to community groups in early August of this year!  
  • F – Funding.  KidSport. Apply for Funding. Creative Kids.  http://www.creativekidssask.ca
  • F – First Aid/CPR Course – Chris Becker/Sharalife.   Watch for upcoming dates.  Next dates TBA.
  • G – Garden Tour - Thanks for those who participated in 2019.
  • J – June is Recreation & Parks Month.    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!   Not available in 2020.
  • J – Jumpstart –  Canadian Tire charity – giving kids a sporting chance & getting kids in the game since 2005.  http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/  You can apply for funding (as individual/family or as a group/organization or make a donation.
  • N – National Volunteer Week - Celebrate VOLUNTEERS in April.  *Remember to nominate a volunteer of the year in May (awarded Fair Days), and citizen of the year in February (awarded Winter Festival). 
  • R – REFIT Classes – evenings at Hepburn School, watch for dates!  Contact Lisa Braun at 306-947-2170 or email info@hepburn.ca.  Instructor Saunja Braun from Waldheim.  Follow on Facebook - REFIT with Saunja.  Wed Evenings 730-830pm at Hepburn School.
  • S – Slo-Pitch – Get your Spitz and lawn chairs, and watch co-ed adult slo-pitch evenings during May and June.  View here:  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 Fees $200/team in 2018.  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: TBC
  • V – Volunteer Awards:  Hepburn presents two awards annually.   Volunteer of the Year Award:    2017 –  Gil and Shelley Dueck.  2018 – Janet Hamilton.  2019 - Teddi Dear.  2020 - Jennifer Beaumont-Becker.  Citizen of the Year Award:  2017 – Rob and Kim Bushman.  2018 – Tim and Neysa Wall.  2019 - Erica Baerwald.  2020 - Jesse and Joy Nokinsky.
  • V – Volunteering Opportunities:  https://hepburn.ca/living_here/volunteer_opportunities.html

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