Through sport, culture and recreation initiatives, we:
• Support strong community leaders through resources and volunteerism;
• Empower people to make healthy lifestyle choices, and
• Help grow community pride.
Through our district network, we use the community development approach in working with communities and groups to assist in meeting their needs.
We are members of our three global partners supporting sport, culture and recreation in our province:
• Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc.
• Sask Sport Inc.
• SaskCulture Inc.
Parkland Valley is one of the 12,000 organizations and groups that receive funding from Saskatchewan Lotteries.
In September, 2007, the Qu’Appelle Valley Recreation Association Inc., Zone 4 Sports Council Inc. and the Parkland Recreation Inc. amalgamated to form Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District Inc. This amalgamation came about as the result of our global organizations (Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association, Sask Sport Inc. and SaskCulture) completing a review of the sport, culture and recreation delivery system in the province.
We believe sport, culture and recreation fosters community and individual wellbeing.
To develop community through sport, culture and recreation opportunities.
Principles & Values
Benefits of sport, culture and recreation – We value and promote personal, social, economic, and environmental benefits derived from participating in a variety of leisure pursuits.
Healthy Relationships – We are committed to building healthy, trusting and respectful relationships inside and outside of our organization that are characterized by mutual support, open communication, a respect for differences, and perseverance in working through difficulties.
Community Engagement – We use a grassroots approach to engage our communities to understand their diversity, interest, and contributions. We work alongside communities to engage volunteer leadership and participation.
Open to Change – In a world where change is constant, we assume a thoughtful and flexible approach to be proactive.
Equality – We recognize diversity exists within our communities and are committed to providing accessible, equitable, inclusive and accountable service and support.
Building on Strengths – We recognize and capitalize on a diverse collection of strengths that staff, volunteers, and communities bring into our organization. We achieve our mandate of sharing knowledge, skills, building capacity and increasing participation.