Our Purpose

The Southeast Connection Sport, Culture & Recreation District (Southeast Connection) is one of seven (7) sport, culture and recreation Districts in the province. Southeast Connection is one of 1,200 groups which receive direct funding support from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund. 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 District works with and is a member of the three Global organizations that support sport, culture and recreation in our province: Sask Sport, SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA).

Through our District network, we use a community development approach in working with communities to assist in meeting their needs. Southeast Connection works with community groups, organizations, and partnerships to build healthy, vibrant communities across south east Saskatchewan. We offer consulting services, learning and networking events, and tools and resources. Our services are funded by Saskatchewan Lotteries and are provided free of charge where possible.

We work with grassroots organizations and leaders to build their capacity to offer a wide variety of sport, culture and recreation opportunities for the citizens in their communities.

We are the link between provincial funders and grassroots communities. We advocate, promote and provide information about sport, culture and recreation opportunities.

Learn More - About the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust for Sport, Culture and Recreation

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

To foster the development and delivery of culture, recreation and sport for the benefit of all people in Southeast Saskatchewan.

Our Vision

Our communities are vibrant and engaged in active, creative and healthy lifestyles.


Programs and Services

(Programs and Services Brochure)

Annual General Meeting
Our 2017 AGM was held on May 31, 2017.

Annual Report
(2016-17 Infographic)

(2015-16  Annual Report)

Our Team

Board of Directors

Southeast Connection is governed by a ten (10) member Board of Directors who provide strategic direction to the organization. Directors occupy staggered two year terms of office.

Sheila Guenther - Estevan

Joanne O’Sullivan - Kipling

Mark Veneziano - Estevan

Isaac Mvula - Estevan

Arlene Janzen - White City

Kimberly Hotonomi -
Carry the Kettle First Nation

Lynne St. John - Stoughton

Karen Holloway - Wapella

Mark Barnes - Oxbow


Our staff team is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable about the latest sport, culture and recreation issues and trends.

Joni Hagen, Executive Director - Weyburn

Tara-Leigh Heslip, Community Development Consultant - Indian Head

Kirsten Regel, Community Development Consultant- Emerald Park


Our Communities

Our geographical area includes the Southeast part of the province and every municipality that falls within our area is a member of our organization and is eligible to receive our programs and services.


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