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.

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.

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 Report

We would like to share our story with you on this past year's achievements at Southeast Connection Sport, Culture & Recreation District. Take a look at what we've been busy with this past year by viewing our 2016-17 Year in Review story.

2016-17 Year in Review

(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.

Helen Fornwald - Estevan

Joanne O’Sullivan - Kipling

Alice Neufeld - Weyburn

Joshua Aisaican - Cowessess First Nation

Isaac Mvula - Estevan

Arlene Janzen - White City

Kimberly Hotonomi -
Carry the Kettle First Nation

Lynne St. John - Stoughton

Karen Holloway- Wapella



Board of Director Nominations

We invite applications from members of the south east sport, culture and recreation community who support the mission of Southeast Connection, will be loyal to the interest of the membership, and have time to devote to the governance work of the organization. In particular, we seek individuals with experience in governance, with a sport, culture or recreation background (volunteer or career), but we welcome applications from those with other knowledge, skills and experience to bring to the organization.

Deadline to submit a nomination form is May 24, 2017 at midnight.

2017 Nomination Form
2017 Board of Director Candidates Information Package



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.