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Introducing the 2016 Community Engagement Animateurs

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SaskCulture has hired three Saskatchewan cultural leaders as Community Engagement Animateurs, who will use their skills and creativity to engage communities in interactive cultural experiences, as well as help SaskCulture to build and strengthen community cultural linkages.

Lorne Kequahtooway

Originally from the Sakimay First Nation, Lorne is dedicated to sharing and preserving his culture with others in Saskatchewan. While he has extensive experience working in the information technology sector, including running his own IT businesses, he has more recently embarked on several cultural initiatives. Besides running Tatanka Boutique, he and his wife Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway are working on teaching cultural awareness through storytelling and community engagement around an interactive buffalo hide-tanning experience.

Zoé Fortier

Fransaskois artist, arts educator and activist, and graphic designer, Zoé Fortier has a passion for the visual arts, as well as a conviction that culture is a space of expression and of dialogue. She has worked as a graphic designer for Troupe du Jour, worked with both Conseil Culturel Fransaskois and the Saskatchewan Craft Council, facilitated art workshops in schools, produced videos, and cohosted a French language radio show on CFCFR Saskatoon called Couleurs Café. She sees an opportunity to build cultural understanding through the use of subtitle and surtitle technologies, which can create dialogue under equal terms, with each group allowed to express itself, and to manifest itself, without having to compromise an essential part of their culture's expression.

 Marcel Petit

A well-known Saskatchewan film-maker and photographer, Marcel Petit has considerable experience engaging groups in discussions and activities centred on exploring culture. He has worked with several community action groups in the Saskatoon area, such as STOPS to Violence, STR8-UP, Core Neighbourhood Youth Coop, Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre, Saskatoon Indian Metis Friendship Centre and Saskatoon Open Door Society. He will explore ways to engage community members in storytelling and offer opportunities to record, preserve and share through digital media.

Stay tuned to iheartculture.ca for updates on the CEAs and their upcoming engagements. 

Mobile Playground Program

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Coming in the Spring of 2016

Rivers West District Mobile Playground Program
The purpose of the Mobile Playground Program is to provide the children of the Rivers West District, who do not have access to any other sport, culture & recreation programs, a day of organized, fun activities during the summer.
Children must be between the ages of 5 and 11 with a maximum of 30 participants.
For more information contact: Rivers West District North Battleford Office (306)446-6776 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Communities must have their 2016-2017 Rivers West District Memberships paid before they will be allowed to book days for this program.

Looking for Mobile Playground Summer Staff now! Check out the job ad here. Deadline to apply April 29, 2016.

2016 Annual General Meeting

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Rivers West District will be holding its annual general meeting on June 15 in Biggar. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is open to all members. Every member is entitled to know how the District is run, ask questions, and voice their views. While the District encourages member participation at any time during the year, the AGM is the official forum where items can be publicly discussed by the membership and the Board of Directors. To register please contact Janae at 306-882-3030 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 9! For more information about the AGM and activities planned following the meeting please click here.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

12:00pm CST Lunch/12:45pm CST AGM

Biggar Museum and Gallery, 105—3rd Avenue West, Biggar

Following the AGM there will be a guided museum tour or round of golf.