SPRA now offers Training On Demand
Accessible. Affordable. Online. Supporting professional development.

Calling all Athletes! Looking to join team North? Connect below for more information on all try-outs and registration links.

Athlete Try-Outs: See list here

Looking for Tri-Athlon?
Team North athletes will be selected at the Lakeland qualifier.
Registration here: Lakeland District Qualifier | CCN (ccnbikes.com)

2024 Waterfront Instructor Course

Last year CKS hosted a Paddle Canada Waterfront Instructor Course in Prince Albert. This was super successful and the feedback was positive…so we are doing another one!
Course:  Paddle Canada – Waterfront Instructor
Date: Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, June 9, 2024
Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm each day
Location: Bell’s Beach, Christopher Lake, Prince Albert
Directions: 36 km N of Prince Albert, W 6 km via Hwy 263 and N 4 km via Anglin Lake Rd
Instructor: Jim MacDonald
Available Spots: 10 total
Cost: $350/participant

If another organization is paying for your registration, please make sure to indicate that in the registration process.  You can either pay for the course (and submit a receipt to your organization) or during the registration process – click the package that indicates you want them to be invoiced directly, then provide us with the information on who we should invoice. 

KPC club members, please use promo code: KPCHOST

Course Description:

The Waterfront Instructor is an entry-level instructor program designed for individuals that would like to teach in a small designated area such as a pond or lake beachfront in calm waters.

This certification is ideal for camp counsellors, canoe club leaders, teachers,  scout and guide leaders and others that want to teach fundamental canoe skills.

A Waterfront Instructor is certified to conduct the Paddle Canada Waterfront Program.

Registration is through RAMP: http://CKS.rampregistrations.com

Registration Steps: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17UTyEHvS9BmQwlcm9I4ckCG3Zdn-zXISWA71RiRnwHg/edit?usp=sharing

Who should take this course?
This is a great course for new club hires or those who may want to volunteer with your club. They learn important safety tips and basic canoeing skills.

NASP Certification
March 7th 10:00am to 3:00pm
SMVS School in Air Ronge
To register please use the link below:
NASP® – National Archery In The Schools Program – BAI Manager (naspbai.org)

Sask. Cup #8 & School Ski Championships
REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE ONLINE BY 7pm ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2024 AT https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=34912

Sask Cup 8 and School Ski Champs 2024

Join the hundreds of skiers who will ski through the scenic hills and beautiful forests of Lac La Ronge Provincial Park on March 1 and 2, 2024. With over 50 kilometres of ski trails groomed for both classic and skate technique and 8 different route distance options ranging from 2km to 55km, as well as an overnight winter camping event, there is truly something for everyone!

Go to the Website for More details and registration! Don Allen Saskaloppet – La Ronge, SK

Jan. 16 – Strategic Planning Basics – Strategic Planning Basics_Part 1_Webinar Write up

Jan. 18 – Strategic Planning Basics – Strategic Planning Basics_Part 2_Webinar Write up

Times will be 1:15pm – 2:45pm
To register, follow this link: https://forms.office.com/r/UjcxGVrZCB

Basketball Saskatchewan will be hosting a FREE Basketball Officials Clinic in Cumberland House (Ministik Community School) on Saturday, January 13th, 2024 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Pre-Register by Sunday, Jan. 7th. Register by following this link: https://forms.office.com/r/7PdevwuWKS

Proper footwear (runners) and a whistle would be a benefit to bring with you to the clinic.

This Coaching opportunity is open to all residents in the Northern Sport, Culture & Recreation District at no cost!

This course is geared towards coaching players 11-14 years old but is also the required course for coaching in the upcoming Saskatchewan Summer Games and the Tony Cote Games.

How to Register for the Clinic

  1. Visit gameplanbasketball.ca and either login or signup (if signing up, please choose the free version)
  2. Once logged in go to the area that says Workshops.
  3. Change the year to 2024.
  4. Scroll to the Learn to Train Clinic for Cumberland House and click the register button.
  5. A pop-up window will appear saying that this is a private clinic.  In that pop-up, please enter code L2TCUMBERLAND and click continue (this allows them to register for free and BSI will be invoicing the NSCRD after the clinic for)
  6. You will receive an email closer to the Clinic date with the logistics.

Registration Deadline is January 7, 2024

For more information, please contact:
Megan Penno, Executive Director (SK Basketball)

Aboriginal Coaching Module

NSCRD and Sask Sport is hosting the Aboriginal Coaching Module Course in La Ronge at the Churchill Community High School, Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 9:00am-4:00pm.

There is no cost to this course however registration is required. Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 24th at 3:00pm.  Space is also limited so please register asap. (Registration Link below)

Course Description:

The ACM is a professional development training tool for all coaches, whether Indigenous or non-Indigenous, who coach Indigenous athletes. Offered as a workshop through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), its content reflects the uniqueness of Indigenous cultures, values, and lifestyles and is rolled out in three modules:

Aboriginal Coaching Module 1: Holistic Approach to Coaching

This module encompasses topics such as:

  • Creating a positive coaching environment
    • The Medicine Wheel: a holistic approach to coaching that embraces the physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual.
    • The Four Pillars value system.
    • How to create constructive coach-to-community relationships.

Aboriginal Coaching Module 2: Dealing with Racism In Sport

This module addresses issues of racism in sport including:

  • Defining racism; a lexicon for use in the discussion of racism.
    • Risk monitoring, assessment analysis and mitigation.
    • Situational learning and application.

Aboriginal Coaching Module 3: Individual and Community Health and Wellness

This module focuses on the unique lifestyle, health situations and challenges that Aboriginal people may face. Topics include:

  • Understanding the community where you coach.
    • Mental health and sport.
    • Personal and community health practices.
    • Diet and nutrition.
    • Health conditions and diseases.
    • Influencing change.

Course Information: Course starts at 9:00am to 4:00pm. Lunch is not provided.

To register, follow this link: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/registration/9870  If a participant does not have an NCCP number, they can create an account through the locker and then they can register once they have an NCCP number. The NCCP number is required so that they receive credit for the course.

Lunch & Learn Webinar (Free of charge) Wednesday, Nov. 22nd 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Register by Wednesday, Nov. 15th by clicking here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ejyhdc6a82689ba2&oseq=&c=&ch=

JRMCC on Nov. 20 & 21, 2023.

Course Description:

This course builds upon the Level 1 course.  This 2-day advanced course provides a further review of facility maintenance practices.  This course is designed to help Facility Operators and supervisors have a deeper understanding of the workings of their facilities.  Knowing how systems function will help the Facility Operator and supervisor better understand when repairs are required and how to perform preventative maintenance.  This course is designed to manage any type of municipal facilities including private facilities.

It allows practitioners to have a better level of communication with contractors and tradespeople for troubleshooting and coordinating repairs.  This advanced course will help Facility Operators and supervisors understand how to troubleshoot, perform repairs, train staff, and implement lifecycle planning to get the most useful life from their assets.


Advanced topics covered along with class participation include:

  • HVAC
  • Boilers
  • Electrical and Plumbing
  • Building Envelop (Foundation, Cladding, Windows and Roofing)
  • Control Systems
  • Fire Suppression and Safety

Registration Link: https://forms.office.com/r/byTqkyQbce
Please register by November 14 (3:00p.m.)


  • Be a current Skate Canada registrant with a Skate Canada Club.
  • Be minimum 15 years of age.
  • Has passed at least one complete Star 5 Assessment. If you do not meet this pre-requisite, please contact Danielle Shaw (execdirector@skatesask.com).

Has completed the following Skate Canada eLearning training:

  • Part A – Coaching Foundations eLearning course
  • Part B – CanSkate Foundations eLearning course

Registration link: https://naspbai.org/default.aspx.(closes Oct. 16 at 9:00pm.)

Registration fee is $385; Northern District residents will be 100% reimbursed.

If you need financial assistance with travel and accommodation expenses, reach out to NSCRD Program Manager, Tonia Logan at tlogan@nscrd.com or 306-425-6442

To register, text or call Kevin Roberts at 306-420-7539.

Kiskahikan School, Weyakwin, Cross Country Running Race

To register and more information: weyakwin cross country running race 2023

Contact Med Thomas 306-960-1896 and Matthew Macdonald 306-663-5672

SPRA – Fall Forum

SPRA is thrilled to announce a new event for facility managers and operators that offers you practical, hands-on training and the opportunity to enhance your supervisory skills.

Join us in the City of Moose Jaw for the Fall Facility Leaders Forum on Sept. 11-15, 2023 and get all the education you need in one week!

Courses offered include:

  • Arena Operator Level #1 and Level #2
  • Building Maintenance Level #1
  • Ball Diamond and Sportfields Maintenance Course
  • Facility Management Module 1 (Health and Safety)
  • Module 2 (HR and Leadership)
  • Module 3 (Asset Management)

Check out our events calendar on Eventbrite for registration and course details!

PA #2 – PC Coaching Course June 24


Kistahpinanihk Paddling Club (Prince Albert) will be hosting a Paddle Canada – Waterfront Instructor Course on June 24-25, 2023

Cost is $350/participants. Discounts available with multiple registrations.

Course is perfect for:  Camp counsellors, canoe club leaders, teachers, scout and guide leaders and others who that want to teach fundamental paddling skills through games!

Click the link & follow the steps to register: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17UTyEHvS9BmQwlcm9I4ckCG3Zdn-zXISWA71RiRnwHg/edit?usp=sharing

Only 8 Community spots available to register now!

The deadline to register for the Symposium is April 17, 2023, except for the Arena Operator Level 2 Course, which must be registered for by April 12, 2023.

NSCRD will work with our Northern communities to send volunteers or employees to obtain their Arena Operator Level 2 training at the course being offered at the SPRA Spring Symposium.

If you are interested in obtaining Arena Operator Level 2 training, please contact:
Tonia Logan at 306-425-6442 or by email tlogan@nscrd.com.

Winter 2023 Webinar Series – “Professional Training Tuesdays”

Synopsis for each Workshop: (each session running from 1:15 – 2:45pm SK time)

  1.  Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Making the most of your schedule: Fundamentals of Time Management

Schedule management helps individuals and organizations focus on activities that contribute most to objectives that support making best use of time resources!  Simply stated, priority management provides strategies and techniques to better manage ever-changing, competing and last-minute priorities!  In addition, much time is often consumed in meetings.  Attendees will gain extensive knowledge on successful meeting facilitation for small boards and groups, including tips, tricks and tools to reduce meeting times and to stay focused on the agenda!  This workshop will focus on both individual time management as well as making meetings more productive, efficient and organized; providing a valuable professional development opportunity for board/committee volunteer members, directors, workers, coordinators, event planners and other staff as well as any others involved in groups, clubs and organizations!

  1. Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Financial Management Basics: Best practices for groups, boards and non-profits

This workshop is an immersive session providing key financial elements every grassroots board member and staff should understand.  This session will cover board financial responsibilities, financial planning/budgeting, roles of finance committee and treasurer and typical management staff responsibilities.  Attendees will gain a solid understanding of financial risk, controls, policy, accounting concepts and how to read and interpret financial reports.  This is a ‘must attend’ for anyone interested in increasing their non-profit financial literacy and taking away tools to support transparent and accountable financial management, which in turn contribute to the success, stability and sustainability of non-profit organizations!

  1. Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Grant Writing: 101 for non-profits

 For many non-profits, grants are very appealing!  When considered among the variety of funding sources that are available, developing strong grant writing skills can result in additional resources for to support the important work of your organization.  Grants provide the opportunity for an organization to make a significant impact within community that otherwise it would be unable to fund.  The flip side is that grant writing can seem to be overwhelming or even confusing!  This workshop session will focus on the basic and best practices of grant writing – how to get started and how to write strong and effective grant proposals!

Facilitator – Shari Hildred Bio.

Registration Link: https://forms.office.com/r/WRFNpm91ig

National Archery in Schools Clinic
February 8th 10am start time
Senator Myles Venne School
To register here is the link:
NASP® – National Archery In The Schools Program – BAI Manager (naspbai.org)

Basketball Officials Clinic
January 22nd 12:30 start time
Creighton Community School
To register please e-mail Rebecca Athmer at rathmer@creightonschool.com

Team North Table Tennis Try-out

will be hosting the qualifying event for the team to represent


at the

Saskatchewan Winter Games to be held in Regina February 19 – 25, 2023.

The final team will consist of a maximum of four girls and four boys, one coach and one manager,

(gender of the manager not the same gender as the coach).

Age categories are:

Juniors: Born after January 01, 2004


Cadets: Born after January 01, 2008.

Two girls and two boys from each age category will make up the team.

The Qualifying event will be held Saturday January 21, 2023, at Kistapiskaw Elementary School in Deschambault Lake begin at 10:00 a.m. Entry deadline is January 14.

The participants will be evaluated and selected based on their performance in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

The coach and manager will be selected based upon qualifications, experience, and the make up of the team.

Please contact Bruce Coomber for further information and/or to register your team (bacoomber@live.com).