Rural area communities in Saskatchewan have utilized volunteer recreation boards for over 50 years to manage recreational services in their respective communities. The growth and development in our society has had an enormous impact on how we manage resources, however, the recreation community, from an organizational development perspective, has not always kept pace with these changes. As a result, many rural municipal Councils and recreation boards are facing the challenge of self-examination and re-organization. This process of Recreation Board Development is a large task that requires tools and resources to complete. The District staff, in cooperation with our SPRA Field Consultant, work with interested communities to translate your community’s needs into plans and actions.
Examples of various components of Recreation Board Development include:
- Examining current roles and structures, board models and delivery being used in the community
- Developing vision, mission and values statements for recreation boards
- Developing and/or reviewing bylaws
- Educating and/or training volunteers and councils on types of board models
- Sharing best practices for successful recreation service delivery
Each situation differs from community to community. So whether you’re revamping recreation board by-laws, curious about how to run an effective meeting, or starting up a new recreation board or committee and don’t know where to start – we can help! Contact any of the following: PCDSCR staff members: Executive Director: Stephanie Cuddington at 306.554.2414 or SPRA Field Consultant: Clint McConnell at 306.554.8684.