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S.A.R.P.'s 2019 Conference

Registration is now open for S.A.R.P.'s 2019 Conference which features Professional Development Day (PDD) brought to you by Prairie Voice Networks AND S.A.R.P.'s Awards and 50th Anniversary Celebration brought to you by Grey Dove Design House.

Registration deadline is Thursday, September 5th.

Non-members are welcome to attend.

Register here.

More information about the event and host hotel here.


Recreation Professionals Week

We are excited to announce that June 17-23 has been slated Recreation Professionals Week in Saskatchewan for the second year!

During this week, we will be highlighting a recreation professional each day that has made outstanding contributions that are beneficial to their community through recreation under our RPW - Spotlight page.

Date: Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 23, 2019


Do Not Hesitate to Nominate - 2019 Awards Nominations Now Open

Your colleagues are doing amazing things to advance our profession and it's that time again to recognize their efforts by nominating them for one of our prestigous awards.  Click on nominations form and nominations guide to download a copy of the forms to complete and submit to us by the end of June 2019.

2019 Award Categories:

  • Student Leadership
  • Builder Award
  • Up & Coming Professional
  • Outstanding Recreation Professional
  • Award of Merit
  • Employer Professional Development
  • Honorary Life
Strat Plan 2019-2024

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to share with you our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.

Click here to view the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan


Thank you to everyone who participated in the development of this new Strat Plan.  It has been an exciting six month process from start to finish.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office by phone 306-693-7277 or to myself directly by email


TJ Biemans, Executive Director

Save the Date!

2019 marks S.A.R.P.'s 50th Anniversary and we would like to invite past retired members, current members and potential members to celebrate bringing recreation professionals together in Saskatchewan—and—the many milestones we have accomplished as a united body.


Thursday, September 12, 2019
TCU Place Saskatoon, SK.


Find out more about S.A.R.P.'s 50th here.

2019 Membership Fee Increase

Effective February 1st, 2019 fees are increasing as follows:

Professional $135
Associate $85
Alumni $50

NOTE:  Effective immediately, students enrolled in full time studies are eligble for a reduced Associate Fee at a rate of $20.  Please contact Joanne at for details.

2018 - 2019 Board of Directors

We would like to introduce you to the 2018-2019 S.A.R.P. Board of Directors:

Shelley Thoen-Chaykoski - Chair

Vickie Clarke - Vice Chair

Francis Cashin

Crystal Clarke

Linda Martin

Kimberly Willison

Tara Pedersen

New Members!

To become a member of S.A.R.P., click on the "Become a Member" button at the top right hand side of this page to register online or access a paper copy of the Application Form here:

S.A.R.P. Membership Application

Completed applications can be mailed to PO. Box 583, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 4P2 or emailed to


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