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


  • 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).