Hepburn & District Parks & Recreation Board

(Last updated:  February 12, 2024)

Did You Know?

  • Want to Volunteer?   Accepting Weekly Winter Volunteers and Winter Fest Event Volunteers!  Click Here for Application Form:  Form
  • Want to Join a Subcommittee of the Board?  Click Here for Application Form:  https://forms.gle/qNzzZVkgcxCHeJZK8
  • Parks & Recreation related programs and activities are under the umbrella of the Board.  Hepburn & District Parks and Recreation Board is made up of 9 members who represent Town Council, R.M. of Laird, and other community members. The Board serves the current town population of 784 residents (Canadian Census, 2021) and the R.M. of Laird district up to about 500+ more residents.
  • Hepburn P&R Facebook: www.facebook.com/HepburnParksAndRec/ 
  • Hepburn Howler: The Howler is the community's monthly newsletter and page 2 features the activities of the Board and Community Groups - https://www.hepburn.ca/governance/newsletters.html
  • Sask Community Lottery Funding:  *Application Form Here.   Due March 31, 2024.   *Follow Up Report Form Here.  Form should include all supporting Receipts - Due June 1, 2024.  To book an appointment for assistance with your application, please email Lisa at recreation@hepburn.ca. Existing groups OR New initiatives can apply for this funding!
  • Grant Writing Help and Support:  Need funding for your project or organization?  Consider a GRANT!  Start looking here on Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association website: https://www.spra.sk.ca/funding/upcoming-grants-and-funding/  Email Lisa for an appointment if you want assistance for you and your group.  

Purpose & Goals
The Board exists to promote a sense of community by coordinating wholesome, positive events, and programs that will bring all members of our community together.

  • To provide community wide activities at least three times a year.
  • To keep the community informed about events and programs through a newsletter.
  • To encourage an active and healthy lifestyle for the members of our community.
  • To provide support to organizations within our community.
  • To promote intentional networking and communication between existing organizations.

Parks & Recreation Board Members

  • Members: Craig Pitcher (Chair), Craig Kosowan (Town Council Rep), Sheldon Willems (RM of Laird Council Rep), Kaelan Wall (Vice Chair), Lisa Braun (Secretary & Community Coordinator), Johannes Schauss (Treasurer), Emily Cameron (Member at Large), Amanda Bruneau (Member at Large), Jesse Neary (Member at Large).
  • Meeting Date: Generally the Monday of the week before Town Council meeting, at 7:00pm
  • Feedback:  Residents of Town and R.M. are welcome to submit input in writing to recreation@hepburn.ca.  Residents and/or community groups may request to be a delegation at monthly meeting by inquiring by the 1st Thursday of each month.
  • Submissions:  Residents and groups are welcome to submit items for the monthly newsletter called The Hepburn Howler.  Email request by the last Monday of the month to recreation@hepburn.ca.

Recreation Subcommittees

  • Beach Volleyball:  Volunteers are welcome to inquire.  Spring/Summer.
  • Clothes Swap:  Lisa Braun, Amanda Bruneau, and others.  Volunteers are welcome to inquire.  Events are held approximately once a quarter.  Next event - Spring date - to be confirmed.
  • Crokicurl: On Pause.  Volunteers are welcome to inquire.
  • Disc Golf:  Emily Cameron, Lisa Braun, Azariah Klassen.  Volunteers are welcome to join this team.
  • Into the Elements Outdoor Program: Lisa Braun, Jennifer Beaumont-Becker.  Volunteers are welcome to join this team.  Event at Winter Fest.
  • Parent & Tot Playtime:  Lisa Braun, Heather MacDonald, Waldheim Library, and other partners.  Volunteers are welcome to join this team.
  • Fundraising:  Lisa Braun (lead).   Volunteers are welcome to join this team.
  • Youth Programs / Youth Advisory Council:   Lisa Braun (lead), Hepburn School Student Representative Council (SRC) members. Volunteers are welcome to join this team.
  • Communities in Bloom:  Lisa Braun (lead), Barb Adams-Eichendorf (Main Street Florals), Leanne Thiessen (Community Gardens).  Town membership since 2021.  A cooperative effort of many groups.  Volunteers are welcome to join this team.
  • Summer Programs:   TBA.  Lisa Braun (liaison), Hepburn Childcare Hub (lead).  Watch for news in this area for Summer 2024.
  • Reconciliation:  Erica Baerwald (Town Council Rep to PRRC), Lisa Braun, Jennifer Baetz (Community/Book Club), Jennifer Mason (School), Maureen Driedger (Waldheim Library).  Volunteers are welcome to join this team.  Prairie Rivers Reconciliation Committee: Facebook
  • Homeschool Gym Times:  Lisa Braun (lead).  Currently Tuesdays 1-3pm, or by booking an appointment.
  • NEW:  Community Gardens :  Leanne Thiessen (Chair), Lisa Braun (Town Liaison), Jackie Hutchinson (Registration), Mari Schelleberg (Secretary), Emily Cameron, Erin Lohrey, Lauren Boldt (Social Media), Starla Bruneau (Grants).  Others To Be Confirmed.   More people are welcome!  Email - hepburncommunitygardens@gmail.com.  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555738328837 Instagram: Link Coming here.
  • NEW:  Tutoring and Homework Time (for youth grades 7-12):  Lisa Braun (lead), Volunteers/Hosts include: Gerry Tkachuk, Denise Balla, Sonia Goertzen, Azariah Klassen, Trenton Bell, Amanda Bruneau, Landon Thiessen, Karen Voth.  More volunteers welcome.  Volunteers can choose the dates that work for their schedule.  Event is Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm.
  • NEW:  Twin Rivers Slopitch League:  Lisa Braun (liaison), Berk (League Coordinator).  More details to come - teams from Waldheim, Laird, Hepburn, and Rosthern.  Contact Lisa to enter a team, or join a team.

  Memberships

Town of Hepburn

703A 2nd Street East
Box 217
Hepburn, SK, S0K 1Z0

Contact

Phone: 1.306.947.2170
Fax: 1.306.947.4202
Emergency Water / Sewer: 1.306.947.0000

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Closed on Statutory Holidays

Weather

Hepburn, Saskatchewan, Canada