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.
Encourage community participation and volunteerism in sport, culture and recreation to support quality of life for residents.
To foster sport, culture and recreation opportunities with our communities and groups.
Values and Principles
Healthy Relationships – We are committed to building healthy and trusting relationships inside and outside of our organization that ware characterised by mutual support, open communication, a respect for differences, and perseverance in working through difficulties.
Grassroots: Community Based – We will take a purposeful approach to engaging communities at the grassroots level by reaching out to secure their involvement, feedback and participation.
Open to Change – In a world where change is constant we will assume a thoughtful and flexible approach as we assess our need to respond, taking the opportunity to make things better where we can and modelling the change we desire.
Equality – We recognize the diversity that exists within our communities and we are committed to providing accessible, equitable and accountable service.
Building on Strengths – We will recognize and capitalize on the strengths that staff, volunteers, and communities bring into our organization. We will achieve our mandate by sharing knowledge an skills, building capacity and increasing participation.
Community Engagement – We believe that communities are developed most effectively through the interest, involvement and contribution of their own members, and well work alongside communities to build this increased engagement, leadership and participation.
Welcoming and Fun! – We are an open and welcoming organization that promotes positive experiences, personal enjoyment and fun!