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Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund Community Grant Program

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Formerly, known as the TIP Grant, the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program Follow-Up deadline was June 30, 2018. If you have not completed the Follow-Up it is now overdue. This grant period is from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Completed Follow-Ups should be submitted as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact:

Rivers West District Staff
St. Walburg Office - Bonnie Mills Midgley Phone: 306-248-3518 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rosetown Office - Janae Dawson Phone: 306-882-3030 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Lisa Hodnefield
Trust Coordinator, Sask Sport Inc.
Phone: (306) 780-9344   Fax: (306) 781-6021
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program is a partnership among Sask Sport Inc., SaskCulture Inc. and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc. and assists in the development of sport, culture and recreation programs by providing funds to non-profit community organizations operated by volunteers.

The goal of this program is to get people involved in sport, culture and recreation activities by enabling communities to address the needs of local residents. If the community grant is more than $2,000, a portion of the total grant must be used for programs aimed at increasing participation for under-represented populations such as indigenous people, seniors, women, the economically disadvantaged, persons with a disability, and single-parent families. The under-represented requirement can be met by including these populations in regular programs and/or by creating special programs to meet their needs.

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One Book, One Province Project

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Courtesy of Saskatchewan Libraries Association:

Now in its third year, One Book, One Province Saskatchewan is a province-wide reading initiative that encourages Saskatchewan residents to read, discuss, and engage in programs around a selected title and, by doing so, create community.

The essence of the project is to encourage Saskatchewan people to read the same book during the month of March, 2019. The Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) is pleased to announce that the 2019 One Book, One Province Saskatchewan selection is Just Pretending, a short story collection by Lisa Bird-Wilson.

We would like to invite you, as a cultural organization in this province, to partner with us. Participation could include: forming a book club or discussion group, mounting a display, creating responsive artwork, or any project that invites discussion about the book. While SLA cannot provide funding to assist with your project, we will acknowledge your organization on our website using your logo and promote your project through our communication channels, including social media and a monthly newsletter that reaches over 1500 people and organizations.

Just Pretending reveals the stories of many characters on a common quest. They are trying to answer the question "Who do we think we are?" and explore their own identity in unique ways:

  • A nitanis (daughter) invents the mother she never knew.
  • A fourteen-year-old girl struggles to come to terms with her feelings of abandonment.
  • A young man struggles with his Mooshum's imprisonment in a damaged body and what it means for his own Métis identity.
  • A department store clerk falls for a homeless man who woos her with Heart of Darkness.

Timely and thought-provoking, we are certain that Just Pretending will provide food for thought and that Saskatchewan residents will reflect on their own identity and that of those around them.

About the Author
Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Saskatchewan Cree-Métis and nêhiyaw writer whose work appears in literary magazines and anthologies across Canada. Her collection of short stories, Just Pretending (Coteau Books), was a finalist for the national Danuta Gleed Literary Award and won four Saskatchewan Book Awards, including 2014 Book of the Year. Bird-Wilson's debut poetry collection, The Red Files (Nightwood Editions 2016), is inspired by family and archival sources and reflects on the legacy of the residential school system and the fragmentation of families and histories. Bird-Wilson is currently working on a new book of fiction.

For more information, please contact:

Anne Pennylegion by phone at (306) 780-9409 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.