Congratulations to the following Prairie Central District winners of the 2018 Football Saskatchewan Pass, Punt and Kick Competitions:
- Kaelyn Lorenz, Wynyard – Girls – 10 & under Pass 58ft 1 in
- Kiyra Kletzel, Wynyard – Girls – 12 & under Pass 81ft 5in
- Jet Prpich, Kenaston – Boys – 8 & under Punt 61ft 9in
- Isabell Melsted, Wynyard – Girls – 8 & under Kick 38ft 0in
Aileen Martin, Community Consultant for Prairie Central District, was pleased to be able to assist the Common Weal Community Arts Organization in hosting successful art workshops with the Buffalo People’s Art Institute at Fort Qu’Appelle in September. This was held in conjunction with the Treaty Four Celebrations.
The workshops on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 included learning about the history of the Buffalo then making small drums with the Buffalo parfleche (hide). Some of the participants were adults with learning disabilities who were amazed with the buffalo and so proud of the drums they had made. For the workshop on Thursday, September 20th, they also used parfleche. Participants shared in a small smudge ceremony, learned the history of the Buffalo on the Prairies then made several pieces of jewelry.
An added success from this workshop was a connection made between the care home for the adults with disabilities that took part and the Principal from the Bulyea School. They are now going to be “Special Friends” of the school and will be invited to such things as community walks, Halloween parades, Remembrance Day Services and Christmas Concerts along with so many other activities that the school does in the small community. It’s a great relationship for both parties who have so much to give and to learn from.
Congratulations to Samantha Fisher and Tia Zimmerman from the Prairie Central District for winning medals in the swimming competitions at the National Special Olympic games held in Antigonish, Nova Scotia from July 31 – August 4, 2018. We are so very proud of both of you. Check out their placings on the National Special Olympic website.
Congratulations to the Town of Wynyard on a very successful Communities in Bloom workshop held on June 23, 2018. The Town of Wynyard Recreation Department with the support of the Prairie Central District as well as the SPRA Communities in Bloom Program hosted ‘ People, Plants and Pride Growing Together” from 10 am – 11:30 am. A presentation in the Council Chambers followed by field presentation and planting of 5 trees was well received by those in attendance.
Aileen Martin, Community Consultant with Prairie Central District is highlighted in SaskCulture’s Year in Review. Read more how she would love to ‘shout it from the rooftop‘ …
Congratulations to Original Humboldt – Sharing Stories of the Land as winners of the 2018 Lieutenant Governor Heritage Public Outreach Award . They will receive this award at Government House in Regina on June 13th. More information can be found here.
Congratulations to Morgan Ens from Martensville upon achieving her Silver status of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Duke of Ed Award is a process of personal and social development; the activities which make up the Award are a means to this end. Young people learn from the new experiences they have and discover hidden capabilities and talents. Morgan provides a service of visiting residents at the senior centre; is skilled in art using different mediums; is physically active in karate and enjoys the adventurous journey of canoeing/portaging. Thus far the highlight of her award program was taking part in a canoe trip with many of her friends which created many good lifelong memories. Morgan’s aim is the completion of a Gold Award.
The District is proud to announce that our Volunteer Recognition Program Award winner for April 2018 is
@SylviaChave of Delisle! Sylvia has been a long time volunteer in the community with several different initiatives over the years. Congratulations Sylvia!
Congratulations to Shirley Frydenlund from Allan, SK . Shirley was recipient of the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Volunteer Medal Award receiving the medal at a ceremony in Regina during Volunteer Week, April 15-21, 2018. Shirley was also the winner of this year’s Everett Baker Award! Shirley has contributed countless volunteer hours to her community and the Allen museum. Shirley is an active volunteer in Allan with the heritage society and museum, culture days, craft show, trade fair, community celebrations, just to name a few. Click here to read more.
Prairie Central District extends congratulations to the town of Kenaston on winning the 2018 Go Out & Play Challenge powered by Saskatchewan Blue Cross. Having logged more than 419,650 minutes of physical activity during the 10-day challenge, they won the grand prize of $10,000 which they will use to create an outdoor physical activity and wellness area. More information can be found here.