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Creative Kids Progress Report 2018

Shine. Grow. Belong

Hoop Dancing

Creative Kids Champion: Thelma Pepper

Inspires Northern Youth


What We Do

What We Do

What We Do

Creative Kids removes financial barriers to arts and culture activities for Saskatchewan kids ages 4 to 19. Funding support is available for engagement in art, drama, music, dance and cultural activities.

Message from SaskCulture On behalf of the Creative Kids/ SaskCulture Board of Directors, I want to first of all thank all the many sponsors and individual donors who have contributed to Creative Kids in Saskatchewan for their continued support. It is due to this commitment that many young people have discovered what it means to pursue their passions, whether it is in music, dance, cultural heritage, languages, film or more.

Our Vision

All Saskatchewan children and youth have opportunities to realize their potential through access to unique, life-changing artistic and cultural experiences.

We Believe Creative activities are fundamental to the positive growth and development of children and youth. Cultural programming is critical to a healthy vibrant community. All children and youth should have the opportunity to participate in creative activities regardless of economic barriers they may face.

Thank-You to our Provincial Advisory Committee! Creative Kids, like all great things, began as an idea. “Families can get funding to participate in sports. What if every kid had a chance to participate in arts and culture too?” That was the question Dr. David Millar posed to SaskCulture back in 2006. Many brainstorming sessions and focus groups later, Creative Kids’ Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) was formed. Dr. David Millar, Reggie Newkirk, Jan Seibel, Peter Sametz, Rick Kotowich and Tracy Knutson were the inaugural team of volunteers. The PAC established Creative Kids’ mission and vision. Communities across Saskatchewan were chosen to pilot the program. They worked with SaskCulture to develop an application process and guidelines, and helped secure initial funding in 2010 that provided funding to our first applicants.

In 2011, Rick and Tracy left the PAC, while James Ingold joined the committee shortly afterwards. The volunteers of the PAC are the tireless force behind Creative Kids. The spark that turned an idea into a provincial charitable program has helped more than 8,500 Saskatchewan children access arts and cultural activities since 2010. Creative Kids now has a robust structure, granting guidelines and fundraising plans, and the need for an advisory committee has diminished because of all the great work these incredible volunteers have done over the past eight years. In February, the PAC members, past and president, gathered one last time for a thank-you lunch in celebration of how much their hard work has contributed to the success of Creative Kids. Creative Kids simply would not exist without David, Jan, Reggie, Peter, Rick, Tracy and James. THANK YOU for everything you’ve accomplished over the years. Your legacy will continue to be seen in the smiles of all the kids who had the opportunity to discover their passion for arts and cultural activities thanks to Creative Kids. Thank you for all of your wonderful contributions! Sincerely, Rose, Shawn, Christie, Gloria, Sara and all of the SaskCulture staff

Thanks to your help, and the dedication of many community volunteers, we have raised over $3.8 million. The funds raised has helped over 8,500 young people, from communities all over the province, who face barriers to participation, access cultural and creative programs of their choice. For many, this might be the opportunity that helps them develop their interest, build their self-esteem, as well as provide opportunities for teamwork, leadership and growth. According to the Saskatchewan Report on Child and Family Poverty (2018), Saskatchewan has the third highest rate of child poverty in Canada at 26.7%. So, it is no surprise that the demand on this fund continues to grow. More and more families are applying to Creative Kids each year to give their children a chance to be involved in positive creative experiences. Unfortunately, we had to turn away 613 eligible youth last year. That’s never easy. I encourage everyone to consider how they can support Creative Kids in some way. Make a one-time donation, sign up for a monthly donation deduction, host an event where the proceeds are donated to Creative Kids or attend a Creative Kids event in your community. Check out the CreativeKidsSask.ca web site to find out how to get involved. Together, we can make positive change in our communities. By supporting the good work of Creative Kids, we are helping the youth of today embrace their creative spirit to become the leaders of tomorrow! Sincerely,

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Since 2010, SaskCulture has worked to support the launch and ongoing development of the Creative Kids program. Thanks to support from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation, SaskCulture Inc. is able to cover all administrative costs for Creative Kids – including salaries and this Progress Report. This means that 100% of all donations and sponsorships to Creative Kids go directly to helping Saskatchewan children and youth to participate in cultural activities.

James Rose Creative Kids Provincial Advisory Committee (left to right): Rick Kotowich, Reggie Newkirk, Tracy Knutson, Dr. David Millar, James Ingold, Peter Sametz and Jan Seibel.

SaskCulture Inc. is a communitybased, non-profit cultural organization that works with over 140 member organizations and other community partners to build a culturally-vibrant Saskatchewan.

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Our Impact

Our Impact

Our Impact

APPLICATION

The Need Continues to Grow

4,867

8,530

Facebook followers

applications funded since 2010

$3.8 M

Camila can now show off her songwriting talent thanks to your support of Creative Kids.

It’s pretty easy to understand and appreciate the important role arts and culture inclusion has in the lives of vulnerable children and youth. Creative Kids was built on the desire to remove the barriers kids face in order to participate in those meaningful activities. We often get calls and letters from moms, dads, and caregivers, hoping and praying we will have raised enough money to support their child’s creative lessons for another year. Unfortunately, in the last three years our fundraising efforts have not been as successful as they were when the Saskatchewan economy was strong. We need to raise more money to meet the needs of the kids who are hoping to return to their creative lessons in 2019. Their future participation is in jeopardy. Last year alone, we had to turn away 613 children, simply because we didn’t raise enough

money to allow their participation. In 2019, we anticipate more than 700 kids in music, dance, art and theatre, will be told they are not able to participate in their activities if the fundraising efforts continue to decline. We need your help. Please visit CreativeKidsSask.ca or call toll free 1-855-277-9469 to make a donation. One hundred per cent of all donations goes directly to supporting the creative inclusion for children and youth. At no time will your donation be used for administrative purposes. You are able to direct your donation to one of our five areas of creativity – music, dance, theatre, art or culture, and you can also request your donation stay to help a child in your local Saskatchewan community.

granted to Saskatchewan children and youth activities since 2010

CAMILA

445

224

music, dance, theatre, art and cultural instructors paid

Saskatchewan communities supported

Teacher at Albert School in Regina shares traditional beading techniques at a DreamBroker lunch program. Photo by Kristin MacPherson Creative Kids Progress Report

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Our Impact

Our Impact

Our Reach Across Saskatchewan Activity Number of Kids Funded per Region

5

*

North

123

Creative Kids Grant Summary

Kids Funded

Art

227

$62,173.73

Culture

172

$19,360.00

Dance

420

$255,492.37

Drama

30

$11,673.50

Music

353

Total

1,202

Saskatoon

61

Southwest

Grants awarded

287

$260,638.67

$162,116.60

Regina

428

314

$176,184.51

$119,745.69

Saskatoon

530

340

$271,454.15

$166,142.77

$204,153.92

Lakeland

174

115

$97,058.51

$71,010.46

$552,853.52

Battlefords

185

135

$35,058.00

$28,280.00

Kindersley

7

3

$3,787.50

$1,798.00

Big River

8

8

$3,760.00

$3,760.00

1,815

1,202

$847,941.34

$552,853.52

Total

78

63

Saskatoon to Regina

Amount requested

483

Prince Albert and Area

330

Kids who were funded

Provincial

164 West

Kids who applied

Total

13 to 19

Yorkton & Area

315 Regina

223

68

Number of kids supported

1,202

8 and under

455

Southeast

Total

1,202

9 to 12

524

* plus 5 cultural programs funded for $35,000

Age Isabela is now experiencing the gift of music thanks to the generosity of our Creative Kids’ donors

ISABELA

Number of kids supported

8 and under

455

9 to 12

524

13 to 19

223

Total Creative Kids Progress Report

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1,202

Photo by Kristin MacPherson

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Highlights

Highlights

Hoop Dancing

Inspires Northern Youth

She explains, “As an instructor I base my teachings off the Seven Teachings (see below bar for description). For example, the eagle stands for love and when we dance the eagle formation, we hold our arms out with our hoops held high and show love like the eagle.” Growing up Métis, Blouin didn’t initially embrace her heritage. As a girl she attended her family’s fishing camp and it was there her grandmother instilled and celebrated her love for her Métis culture. This feeling that Blouin developed ceased until the next summer when she would visit the camp again. Along with her grandmother, who is a proud Indigenous woman, and her children, Blouin says she was called to the drum. Her daughter Tenille has also embraced her heritage and also teaches hoop dancing. “Kids have to have an understanding of the beautiful culture they come from,” she says. “I want to instill pride and knowledge – in who they are and who they can be if they want it.” Blouin goes on to say that this understanding is changing for the better one child at a time. Kids are approaching her to say how excited and happy they are to learn about hoop dancing and they are also proud to be Métis.

Photos courtesy of Kelleen Blouin

Made possible thanks to: The fourth year of the Cameco Creative Kids Northern Cultural Fund included a new strategic partnership with SaskCulture that increased the funds available to northern communities. We are excited to share with you the story of the Nemihitowok Hoop dancers, which received funding through this important grant in 2017. Hoop Dancing teaches kids much more than traditional dance – it teaches children about having pride in who they are. Kelleen Blouin is the president and teacher of the Nemihitowok Hoop Dance Troupe that is based out

of Creighton. Her dance troupe, in which everyone is welcomed to participate, received funding from the Cameco Creative Kids Northern Fund in 2017 to teach local children at Creighton School the hoop dance. Blouin taught groups of 13 youth the dance. She started with teaching the story of the hoop dance, which included its history and how it was brought to Canada. She also uses puppets so the kids can have a visual learning experience. Teachings are done on the hoop/animal formation and the young dancers are taught what each dance formation is about and why they’re performing it.

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Seven

Humility

“ “Kids have to have an understanding of the beautiful culture they come from. I want to instill pride and knowledge – in who they are and who they can be if they want it.” Kelleen Blouin

Truth

Every dance Blouin teaches the children is about life. One exercise involves the kids throwing down their hoops as to represent that sometimes the world feels like it’s falling apart and things are not going your way. Blouin then has the kids pick up their hoops and do the movements again. “Hoop dancing is about determination,” she adds. The funds the Nemihitowok Hoop Dance Troupe received through the Cameco Creative Kids Northern Cultural Fund is still paying it forward. The grant money allowed Blouin to purchase hoops and other equipment so she can continue passing her knowledge and pride in her culture to younger generations. “I believe the success of the project is that the children know if they want to belong in the Troupe they must be kind to one another, work hard at practice, have fun through the dance, but also, know that we are dancing to continue a culture that may be forgotten if we don’t keep it going,” she explains. “At this time I would like to say a huge thank you to organizations like Cameco and SaskCulture, for making this assistance possible.”

Courage

Teachings

Love

Respect Wisdom Honesty

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Humility. The Wolf carries humility. Truth. The Turtle carries truth. Courage. The Bear carries courage. Love. Love is the gift from the Eagle. Respect. Respect is the gift from the Buffalo. Wisdom. The Beaver carries wisdom. Honesty. Honesty is carried by the Sabe (Sasquatch).


Highlights

Highlights

Finding her Voice Thanks to

Creative Kids

Photos courtesy of Angelica

Great WestLife/London Life, London Life, Canada Life hasanbeen an Great West Life/Canada Life, has been outstanding corporate supporter of Creative Kids since 2011. Thanks to their financial support, kids such as Didi have been able to realize their creative potential.

Getting on stage and showing the world your talent is no easy feat. It takes courage and dedication. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, a Saskatoon girl had the chance to let her voice shine in front of an audience as part of a province-wide talent show. Thirteen-year old Didi didn’t know how awesome she is. She used to feel shy sharing her talents in front of a crowd. Music lessons helped change that. Didi didn’t always have the chance to sing and explore her multiple creative talents, such as playing the keyboard and clarinet. Didi’s mom Angelica is a single mother of four children who is also on longterm disability and that meant finances were tight at home. A few years ago, Didi, came to her mother wanting to participate in more creative activities. “Two weeks after Didi finished her singing and keyboard lessons, she wanted to also learn how to play the clarinet, ‘Mommy, can I have another activity?’ I said that she already had [creative] activities through school, but Didi said she wanted to do more,” says Angelica. “I said, ‘Be patient because we don’t have much money.”

“All I want is for my kids to be happy, confident and doing well. Being involved in music has helped Didi with that.” – Angelica, Creative Kids mom

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Angelica applied and Didi was approved for Creative Kids funding starting back in 2012. Because of this funding, Didi has had the opportunity to explore and flourish creatively – learning to sing and play instruments. Having the chance to develop her skills along with the tremendous support from her mom, gave Didi enough confidence to showcase her vocal talents to become a finalist in Saskatchewan’s Got Talent. Although she didn’t win the competition, Didi grew from the experience as it helped her come out of her shell. “Didi has developed more confidence,” notes Angelica. “A lot of people from Didi’s church, and friends and family, compliment her on her voice and want her to sing. Didi said to me, ‘But mom I’m shy!’ And I said, “No, you can do it! You are awesome!’ I try to encourage her confidence and not to be shy.” 2018

Angelica says she wants what’s best for her children, for them to develop confidence and become outstanding young adults. “All I want is for my kids to be happy, confident and doing well. Being involved in music has helped Didi with that,” she explains. “We’re really appreciative of the help of Creative Kids. I know because of my situation that’s it’s impossible for me to cover the costs of these activities. Creative Kids has helped a lot for my children --especially for Didi, as I can see she has many talents.” Creative Kids Progress Report

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Highlights

Art Enhances

Affinity Credit Union North West District Funding awarded Creative Kids a grant in 2018 to ensure deserving kids in Prince Albert can grow through art.

the Lives of Kids Teaching art has been one of Christina Thoen’s biggest passions since she started Christina’s Art School in Prince Albert in 1995. “I wanted to start an art school because that is one of the things that I would have LOVED as a child,” she explains. “Art is a language that has no barriers and children who can express themselves through art also find it very therapeutic as well.” Christina is now passing on her love of art to local children, including students who’ve been funded through Creative Kids over the years. At her school, she teaches all art mediums -- from pencil drawing to watercolour painting. Her classes start at the age of eight when children really want to draw what they “see”. She says it is at this age that they are ready to really draw realism and need to learn the skills to be able to do so.

According to Christina, art is such a great skill to learn because it lasts a lifetime and also doesn’t require a “team” in order to pursue it. “It’s something they can take with them wherever they go in life and can be done when they are all alone, which for many children, learning to enjoy their time alone is crucial,” she adds. She goes on to explain that her students become so excited about the learning, they also want to go on and assist in the art classes. This

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is such a huge bonus for the kids because when they assist, they also continue to learn and develop in their own art.

“I have watched the Art School transform many of the lives of the students who get funding through Creative Kids. They’ve learned skills that have allowed them to grow in their confidence and truly start to blossom.” – Christina Thoen, Christina’s Art School

“The appreciation for the classes and the excitement about their future opportunities in art, have been so heartwarming to watch,” says Christina. “The students who are funded by Creative Kids are so thankful for this life-changing opportunity and I am so blessed to be a part of their artistic creative journey in life.”

Parents and friends gather in appreciation and support of students’ art work.

“I have watched the Art School transform many of the lives of the students who get funding through Creative Kids,” Christina notes. “They’ve learned skills that has allowed them to grow in their confidence and truly start to blossom -- not only in their art skills, but also in their demeanor and the way they carry themselves. They are so excited to be able to be there with the other students and truly learn a skill that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.”

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Fundraising

Fundraising

What is most important about creativity? Children’s books are so important. It’s important to start off early with good books. Reading habits ready the mind to be creative. This needs to happen before kids are 12. Before they are teenagers. And not just any books, the best books. Saskatchewan has wonderful children’s book authors, like Sara O’Leary. Her books are wonderful. How has art changed your life? After my kids had grown, I started reading to seniors. Ones that could barely speak would light up when I would read stories about homesteads and pioneer days. And they would get so excited to tell me their stories. I would listen, and I was amazed at what these women went through. I could see a spark in them. I knew there was something that kept them going. Photos courtesy of Gordon Pepper

Interview with Creative Kids Champion:

Thelma Pepper

Photographer and Saskatchewan Order of Merit recipient, Thelma Pepper, is a testament that you can start exploring your creative side at any age. Thelma, who didn’t start her artistic endeavours until she turned 60 years old, is a big believer that anyone at any age can discover their creative spark. She is a big champion of Creative Kids and how creativity -- whether it’s photography, painting, or books -can ignite the imagination of a young person. Creative Kids Progress Report

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What do you think kept them going? Their lives were very difficult. The climate, isolated on a farm, trying to keep their husbands happy and their kids cared for, having almost no resources or help around. I truly believe there is a spark in every person – they just have to find it. And they find it through being creative. You find your spark and your voice by using your hands, your voice and your words.

How do you think we should support kids finding their own spark through creativity?

Thelma with writer Guy Vanderhaeghe when she received the Saskatchewan Arts Board Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

Is that how you discovered photography? By searching for what your spark is? I knew I was a good printer. My grandfather and my father were both photographers, and I would help them in the dark room. Once my kids left home, I joined the photo gallery club, remembering how much I liked working with photographs. It was just me and all these young people in this club! But they seemed to really like what I was doing, so I just kept doing it.

Thelma with the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan when she won the Province of Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2018. Creative Kids Progress Report

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The schools can play a big role in that, but I think they are missing their chance sometimes. They want kids to do so much reading, writing and arithmetic, so that’s what they focus on. But I wish they would realize that the way to get kids good at reading, writing and arithmetic, is by teaching them art. Art makes you feel good about yourself. That’s what it did for me, anyway.

Thelma in 2013

What do you want the other Creative Kids supporters, partners and donors to know? Your job is to find your passion and what it does for you. Everyone has one, and you discover it through creativity. So go create something and go find it. Also, read to kids as often as you can. Books are so important and you need to introduce them to kids when they are preschoolers. And lastly, that art makes you believe in yourself. That is so important.


Fundraising

Fundraising

Dawn Martin:

Giving So Kids Can Experience the Benefits of Creativity Dawn Martin has been a Creative Kids champion since the beginning. Dawn and her family have been big supporters of the arts over the years. She knows the important role creativity can play in a child’s or youth’s development. She continues to pay it forward by contributing to our monthly donor campaign – an easy way for you to give the gift of creativity to a deserving Saskatchewan kid. How long have you been a champion of Creative Kids? I was involved before Creative Kids was officially established in 2010. There was a group, led by David Millar, that wanted to set up what eventually became Creative Kids. They asked me to facilitate some community sessions to determine what it should look like. I was simply a hired facilitator, but hearing the vision and the energy around the idea, I was wholly bought in by the time that process was complete.

world. That exploration was really important for my kids and I don’t want any kid to experience barriers to that process. Why is Creative Kids a charity of choice for you? My first career was in theatre and while I’m no longer in that field I still care a lot about the arts. Plus, all of my kids (who are now adults) were exposed to, or involved in, the arts as kids and they all turned out pretty well. In fact, two of them have made their own careers in the arts. Creative Kids seemed like a good way for me to invest in something that I think is really important.

How easy was it for you to get involved? So easy! I think it was just one phone call. I’ve set it up so money automatically transfers from my bank account right to Creative Kids each month. In your view, why is it important for children and youth to get involved in creative activities? I think that the experience of the discipline, creativity, and expression that creative activities provide are all important for kids as they figure out who they are, who they want to be and how they want to “be” in the

Vintage Lights Up Support for Regina

Kids

Guests stepped back in time and ”got down” and “boogied”well into the wee morning hours at Regina’s “hottest one night only” nightclub, all in support of raising funds for children and youth. Vintage Studio54 opened on October 20, 2018 only, had party-goers travel back in time to the gooviest club in 1979. Guests and were greeted with DJ Baby Daddy spinning the greatest disco tunes, hustled on the dance floor, and were entertained and partied with legends from the era. This evening wasn’t only about wearing your best bellbottoms and platform shoes, it also about raising much needed funds. Over $21,000 was raised and all of it went towards supporting local kids and youth so they can participate in the creative activities that they love. Lexcom was the proud Presenting Sponsor for Vintage 2018. Stay tuned for details on the 2019 edition of Vintage.

Why should others get involved in supporting Creative Kids? I just think it’s a great program in terms of its purpose -- exposing kids to creative activities. But more than that, every penny a donor gives goes directly to that purpose. SaskCulture supports the infrastructure to run the charity so the donations are 100 per cent targeted to kids’ experiences. That is so rare these days and it’s important for me to support that.

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Fundraising

The members have been creative in their approach to fundraising for Creative Kids. They have raised funds by selling art supplies and works of art and also supporting Giving Tuesday. Carole says giving to Creative Kids was an easy choice because of the importance creativity has on a person’s life. Carole notes, “They say what you learn in kindergarten will be useful for the rest of your life and that seems to be true for most

“ “[Creative Kids] seemed

to align nicely with our personal journeys of learning and practicing visual arts.”

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of us. Whether you are professionally using art in your design work or out enjoying an afternoon in the country with your paint brush and canvas board, you will be using some of those kindergarten lessons, making shapes, adding colours and going over the lines (oops!?). I have met so many people and had so many travel experiences because of art that it has been an incentive to keep trying, keep creating.”

“Together in Art” for Creative Kids

The Grosvenor Artists know the value of creativity. This knowledge brings together a group of Saskatoon artists who help raise funds needed to help kids experience the life-changing effects of creative activity. A couple of years ago, the group took steps as part of their “Together in Art” initiative to expand their influence in the community by supporting young artists who apply to Creative Kids. Carole Young is one of 20 artists known as the Grosvenor Artists. Carole, like her artist peers, is an enthusiastic supporter of Creative Kids. “Information about the program came at a time when we were considering what we could do to become involved with the greater community. We were pleased to be able to support the Creative Kids program,” she explains. “It seemed to align nicely with our personal journeys of learning and practicing visual arts.” Creative Kids Progress Report

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Regional Impact

Nourish

Provincial Committee

Continues

The Provincial Committee’s volunteers receive applications from individuals living in communities without a local committee. In their role, Janine Windolph, Lori Evert, Kerri Hill, Lindsay Manko Bauche, Catherine Tomczak, Dave Roman, Sabrina Cataldo and Seth Armstrong, were able to help 287 children and youth participate in creative activities in 2018.

Feeding the

Creativity of

Northern District for Sport, Culture and Recreation In 2018, Cameco continued their partnership with Creative Kids, contributing funding to Northern communities to start or expand artistic and cultural programs for youth through the Cameco Creative Kids Northern Cultural Fund, which was administered through SaskCulture.

Regina Kids

Together we funded:

Nourish, a unique dining experience in support of Creative Kids, was once again a smash hit! Thanks to our wonderful guests, Nourish raised $18,000 - all of it going towards helping Regina kids gain access to life-changing arts and cultural activities. Thank you to everyone who made this evening such a special occasion. The fourth annual Nourish will take place on May 16, 2019. Visit CreativeKidsSask.ca for details.

Lyn Goldman, Nourish guest. Photos by Garrett Harnish

Community Organization

Program Funding

Buffalo Narrows Friendship Centre Inc.

Summer Culture Day Camp

$7,303.00

Creighton School Division

Noon hour artistic and cultural programming

$7,330.00

Father Porte Memorial Dene School

Culture Camp

$7,500.00

Northern Saskatchewan International Children’s Festival

The 2nd Annual Northern Circus Camp

$7,500.00

Valley View Community School

Land art and cultural program

$5,367.00

Total:

Creative Kids Saskatchewan appreciates the support and generosity of the following sponsors:

The Grandey Family Foundation

Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation Two committees help kids on the western side of the province, one in North Battleford and one in Kindersley. Siobahn Gormely, Elaine Poirier, Cindy Tymoruski and Kerilyn Voigt form the Battlefords Committee. Mei Shan Wan, Devon Coles, Lindsay Johnson, Pam Sawatzky and Melanie Ward are the volunteers for the Kindersley Committee. Thanks to the partnership of the Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation and the Town of Kindersley for helping Creative Kids thrive in the western part of the province.

Battleford 7 Biggar 7 Cut Knife 7 Kindersley 2 Lloydminster 7 Maymont 6 North Battleford

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Rosetown 3 Other communities

13

Total applications funded Funded

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$35,000

164

$45,475.04


Regional Impact

Regional Impact

Lakeland District for Sport, Culture and Recreation The Lakeland District has two committees. One is based in Prince Albert, overseeing the area around Rosthern, Prince Albert, Nipawin and Hudson Bay. The Lakeland Committee members are Erin Standish, Cheryl Bauer Hyde, Crystal Clarke, Erica Cochrane, Melissa Sisson and Marion Conway. The second is based in Big River, where Paulette Atchison, Carla Chadwick and Charlene Puddicombe help children access music lessons in their community. A special thanks to Judy MacLeod Campbell, Arts & Cultural Coordinator with the City of Prince Albert and to the Lakeland District for Sport, Culture and Recreation for their support to the Lakeland Committee.

Big River 8 Canwood 3 Duck Lake 3 Melfort 3 Nipawin Prince Albert Rosthern

5 74

4

Tisdale 9 Other communities

14

Total applications funded Funded

123

$74,770.46

Prairie Central District for Sport, Culture and Recreation (Saskatoon to Regina) Humboldt 3 Martensville 5 Viscount 4 Vonda 6 Wadena 6 Wynyard

10

Other communities

29

Total applications funded

63

Funded

$38,152.84

Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District Saskatoon

Balcarres 4

The Saskatoon committee is Danielle Hoffart, Jody Hobday, Kevin Greva, Jacquie Thomarat, Erin Cook and Carissa McNaught.

Total applications funded Funded

330

$160,150.77

Foam Lake 7 Melville 5 Springside 5

Thanks to Tracy Chudy and the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their partnership with Creative Kids.

Yorkton

41

Other communities

16

Total applications funded

78

Funded

$37,586.74

South West District for Culture, Recreation & Sport

Regina The Regina Adjudication Committee is Jessica Elsaesser, Michelle Carr, Don List, Alice Samkoe, Jason Sylvestre and Seth Armstrong. The Regina Fundraising Committee is composed of LĂŠa Prpick, Carrie Hackel, Megan McCormick, Sarah Freitag, Lisa McIntyre, Regan Halbert, Dan Torrie, Stephanie MacKnight and Jaime Leonard.

315

Caronport 8

$120,495.69

Gravelbourg 4

Estevan 3

Maple Creek 4

Grenfell

Moose Jaw

Vibank 5

Total applications funded Funded

31

2018

10

Weyburn

Swift Current 4

Wolseley 7

Other communities

Other communities

12

Total applications funded

68

Funded

20

Shaunavon 3

Total applications funded

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Funded

$38,674.80 Creative Kids Progress Report

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31

$37,547.18


Donor Lists

Donor Lists

$10,000+ Affinity Credit Union

Saskatchewan

Melfort Kinsmen

Melfort

Peter Alison

North Battleford

Allison Hawryliw

North Battleford

Deborah Miller

Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life

Saskatchewan

Prairie Artists Guild Inc.

Regina

Keith Anderson

North Battleford

Tammy Heinemann

North Battleford

Jodi Miller

Battleford

Renatta Varma

Saskatchewan in Motion

Regina

Diane Atcheynum

Barbara Mitchell

Battleford

Dave Vaughn

Sherwood Co-op Association Ltd

Regina

Mary Ann Ayotte-Closen

Harold Latrace Family and Associates Foundation

Saskatoon

Cameco Corporation

Saskatchewan

The Grandey Family Foundation Inc.

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Community Foundation

Saskatoon

Cheryl Bauer Hyde

Christopher Lake

Donna Fehr

Saskatoon

Donald Ferguson

Paynton

Ed Hobday

Saskatoon

Dean and Sandra Kush

$9,999 - $5,000 South Saskatchewan Community Foundation Kids Helping Kids Danceathon (Dance Images by BJ) Lexcom Systems Group Inc. R.J. Nelson Family Foundation Saskatchewan Arts Board SaskTel Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet Michelle Carr and Mo Bundon

Kathy Lawrence South Saskatchewan

Kramer Foundation Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) David and Anne Millar

Regina

Hugh MacGowan

Saskatoon

Gwen Machnee Moose Jaw Regina Lloydminster Regina Regina Weyburn Regina

$4,999 - $2,500 RBC Foundation

Regina

Saskatchewan Regina Saskatchewan Regina

$2,499 - $1,000

Yorkton

Christie McCulloch

Regina

Jeannette Revet

Regina

Kids Can Dance

Regina

Sandra Backus Phyllis Baker

Grosvenor Artists

Beaver Creek

Moose Jaw Ford

Moose Jaw

Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils

Regina

Rebellion Brewing Ltd.

Regina

Heather Brigidear Linda Burns Linda Coe-Kirkham Adrian Halter

Peter Holtzhausen

Battleford

Erin Munn

North Battleford

Renee Hopper

North Battleford

Brendon Boothman

North Battleford

Dawn Hornsby

Battleford

Diana Nichol

Regina

Shea O’Brien

Darlene Humenny

North Battleford

Regina

Christa Humenny

North Battleford

Kirk Brebner Lynn Brightwell Clare Britz Don Buglas Julie Bunney Stacey Caldwell

Dawn Martin and David Forbes Joanne McDonald Dr. Roberta McKay and Elmer Brenner Thelma Pepper Joyce Rennie William Shurniak Murray Taylor

Regina Saskatoon Regina Regina Saskatoon Regina Limerick Saskatoon

$999 - $500 Battlefords & District Chapter, Superannuated Teachers of SK Blue Sky Cultural Connections

North Battleford

North Battleford

Meghan Anne Nelson

Battleford

Tracy Voigt

North Battleford

Jordan Voigt

North Battleford

Wade Voigt

North Battleford

Carolyn Voss

Spiritwood

Shawn Wagner

North Battleford

North Battleford

Boyd Wakelin

North Battleford

North Battleford

Todd Wakelin

Battleford

Dallan Oberg

North Battleford

Gloria Walsh

North Battleford

Dallas Odgers

North Battleford

Amanda Walsh

Shannon Iverson

North Battleford

Lynn Pawelko

Regina

Saskatoon

Annette Jangula

North Battleford

Brett Payne

Regina

Roselaine Jones

Regina

Jennifer Pederson

Michael Jones

Regina

Robin Peterson

Rockhaven Battleford

North Battleford

Karen House

North Battleford Saskatoon North Battleford

Krisy Wandler Mandy Washburn Valeria Wasmuth

Regina Regina North Battleford Yellowknife Battleford

Lesley Weiman

North Battleford

North Battleford

Pat Welford

North Battleford

Cudworth

Jose Pruden

North Battleford

Murray Wickstrand

North Battleford

Brenda Cholin

North Battleford

Margaret Keilback

Battleford

Lori Pruden

North Battleford

Jerry Wintonyk

North Battleford

Matt Pruden

North Battleford

Kelly Wouters

North Battleford

Ed Wyatt

North Battleford

Sherrilyn Phelps

Battleford

Saskatoon

Derek Keller

North Battleford

Saskatoon

Daniel Christensen

Battleford

Lorena Kelly

Regina

Calvin Racette

Regina

Wynyard

Janice Christensen

Battleford

Jane Kenny

North Battleford

Loralie Raiche

Battleford

Mary Ann Churko

Battleford

Linsey Koch

North Battleford

Tim Raine

Theresa Kohlberg

North Battleford

Justin Rask

Jes Kohut

North Battleford

Lesia Rathie

Regina

Erica Clark

Regina

Faye Climenhaga

Regina Kindersley North Battleford

Derek Kormish Arlene Kuntz

Maymont

Langenburg North Battleford Battleford

Mark & Linda Reakes

Ronalda Zakresky

Saskatoon

Don Zehner

North Battleford

Lu Zhao

North Battleford

Jane Zielke Demontbrun

North Battleford

Regina

Jody Hobday

Saskatoon

Cheryl Cook

Lacey Johnson

Moose Jaw

Kim Cottini

North Battleford

Suzanne Reid

Battleford

Under $100

Battleford

Jacqueline Kurmey

Saskatoon

Bryan Renwick

Battleford

Delight Cafe & Wok

Moose Jaw

Saskatoon

Jaime Kuttai

Battleford

Catherine Richardon

North Battleford

Saskatoon

Mark Richardson

North Battleford

Grosvenor Park United Church

Moose Jaw

Maple Creek

Dominga Robinson

Regina

Janette Seibel

Regina

Nicola Straub

Kamsack

Elizabeth Verrall

Regina

$249 - $100 Aerial Empowerment Saskatoon Inc.

Saskatoon

Biggar and District Arts Council

Biggar

Globe Theatre

Regina

Jal Holdings Inc

Saskatoon

Joe’s Place Youth Centre

Moose Jaw

Maple Leaf Bakery

Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw Carpet One

Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw EMS

Moose Jaw

SaskGaming

Regina

The Mad Greek

Moose Jaw

Theatre Saskatchewan Inc.

Regina

Jim Lafreniere

North Battleford

Corinne Delainey

Cochin

Susie Lalonde

Battleford

Dana Rissling

North Battleford

Jillian’s Design Elements

Gayle Dodds

Regina

Dianne Lauritzen

Battleford

Rob Rongve

North Battleford

Melfort & District Donors Choice

Melfort

Battleford

Olive Waller Zinkhan & Waller LLP

Regina

Regina

Saskatchewan Express

Regina

North Battleford

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy

Moose Jaw

Roberta Dubois

Saskatoon

Barbara Lavoie

North Battleford

Faye Erickson

Battleford

Norman Lavoy

Shaunavon

Jackie Etcheverry

North Battleford

Heather Leask

Battleford

Wade Sakundiak

Kyle Fauchon

North Battleford

Sherry Legacy

Battleford

Elysse Samchensky

Laurel Fauth

North Battleford

Nicole Leinenweber

Battleford

Christy Sandhoff

Sandra Favel Rewerts

Battleford

Lyle Schell

North Battleford

Arlene Ayles

Moose Jaw

Jocelyn Schmuck

North Battleford

Damon Badger Heit

Battleford

Gilles Fransoo

North Battleford

Melissa Ma

Peter Fray

North Battleford

Heather MacDonald

North Battleford

Shelley MacKinnon

North Battleford

Lori Spanier

Richard

Neil MacNaughton

North Battleford

Treenie Sparling

Ramona Maraj

North Battleford

Tim Stafford

Carol Funk Heath Gabruch Evelyn Gardiner David Giffin Stephanie Gilchrist

North Battleford Battleford

Janelle Marchewka

Saskatoon

David Martinuk

Cut Knife

Ralph Hall

North Battleford

2018

Moose Jaw

North Battleford

North Battleford

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Ahmer Aya-On

Terry Lumsden

North Battleford

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North Battleford

Leon Lozowchuk

Doug Hall

North Battleford

Scout Lake

David Schell

Regina

Moose Jaw

Keith Anderson

Diana Ager

North Battleford

Elyse Fisher

Aaron Friedman

Pat Grayston

Erin Hamilton Ian Hamilton

Shellbrook

Battleford North Battleford

Balgonie

Allison Sarauer

Sandra Logan

Ivan Frank

Regina

Rod Runge

North Battleford

Regina

Wutke Consulting

Regina

K. James Rose

Shannon Lindgren

Judy Fawcett

Saskatoon

Ingrid Alesich

Regina

North Battleford

Shantel Day

University of Saskatchewan Art Galleries Sekwun Ahenakew Regina

Regina

North Battleford

Jennifer Jungwirth

Regina

Andrea Klippenstine

Swift Current

Ruddell

Kerilyn Voigt

Theresa Joss-Bilous

Saskatchewan Lotteries

Toronto

North Battleford

Eleanor Voegeli

Regina North Battleford

Battleford

Heather Macnab

Elizabeth Hunter

Regina

North Battleford

North Battleford

Regina

Regina

North Battleford

Lee Ulmer

Judy Cheetham-Einsiedler

Donna Campbell

Saskatchewan Lego Users Group

Rose Gilks

Constance More

Judy Bishop

Pratyush Das

Canmore

Ilse Moolman

Battleford

Saskatoon

Bob and Bard Ellard

North Battleford

Carla Bernier

Mary Leggett

Regina

Meota

Valerie Mulholland

Regina

Saskatoon

Kelly Hoffman

Battleford

Rogers Communications

Kevin and Diane Ell

Saskatoon

Cliff Holm

Cudworth

Leigh-Ann & Jason Dale

Eileen Montgomery

North Battleford

Valerie Kuemper

Regina

Brad Mitchell

Saskatoon

Linden Bell-Gatzke

Regina

Saskatoon

Battleford

Danielle Hoffart Dawn Hoffman

iQmetrix

Allyson Boes

Jennifer Hesselson

Battleford

North Battleford

North Battleford

Irene Cowie

University of Regina

Regina

Susan Chow

Saskatoon

Dennis Garreck

Karen Henders

Ilona Bannerman

St. C.W.L

$499 - $250

Battleford

North Battleford

North Battleford Battleford

Jacqui Shumiatcher

Saskatoon

Derek Sieben

Meota Humboldt

Kevin Steinborn

North Battleford

Jim Sutton

Moe McGuinty

North Battleford

Don Tait

Hugh McIvor

North Battleford

Andrew Taylor

Cathie Migneault

North Battleford North Battleford

Heather Millar

Saskatoon

Jennifer Miller

North Battleford

Leona Theis Patricia Thiell

Medicine Hat

North Battleford

Chad Baigent

Medicine Hat

Battleford

Taylor Balfour

North Battleford Moose Jaw North Battleford Battleford North Battleford Wadena

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Carol Banilevic Marian Banilevic Shawn Bauche Maureen Beauchesne Maud Beaulieu Kathy Beitel

Saskatoon

Joyce Belanger

Saskatoon

Brett Bell

Regina Moose Jaw Medicine Hat Regina Assiniboia Regina Moose Jaw Limerick Regina

Juliane Bell

Saskatoon

Battleford

Vicki Bennett

Moose Jaw

North Battleford

Tanya Benson

Moose Jaw

North Battleford

Cheryl Thompson Connie Ulmer

Regina

Gail Baigent

Regina

Lesley Sterling

Margaret Maunula

Bernadette McRann

Annaheim

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Donor Lists

Donor Lists

Janette Benson

Moose Jaw

Jesse Blackman

Winnipeg

Jamie Gellner

Moose Jaw

Shirley Lukey

Dorothy Gellner

Moose Jaw

John Macfarlane

Medicine Hat

Jeremy Ross

Moose Jaw

Regina

Willa Rudder

Regina

Kirt Blatz

Moose Jaw

Jeff Gibson

Pilot Butte

Judy MacLeod Campbell

Robyn Blatz

Moose Jaw

Theresa Gillis

Moose Jaw

Jessica Mann

Moose Jaw

Josh Boechler

Moose Jaw

Paul Gingras

Regina

Donna Martel

Regina

Lorna Booth Donald Booth Stephane Boucher

Calgary Moose Jaw Lanigan

Elaine Giroux-Sylvestre

Regina

Martha Williams

Regina

Val Wortherspoon

Moose Jaw

John Green

Moose Jaw

Lindsay Mazenc

Shirley Wray

Moose Jaw

Wanda Griffin

Moose Jaw

Rachel McCrea

Traci Yates-Berardi

Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw

Barbara McCulloch

Carole Young

Saskatoon

Regina

Angela Shield

Caronport

Moose Jaw

Debera Silvius

Regina

Winnipeg

Wayne Smith

Limerick

Jayann Walchuk

Regina Lanigan

Moose Jaw

Jesse Soonias

Red Deer

Amy Washburn

Clavet

Alda & Ian McGregor

Saskatoon

Joann Spence

Humboldt

Abby Washburn

Moose Jaw

Mandy McGregor

Moose Jaw

Krista McKenna

Moose Jaw

Jared Burns

Moose Jaw

Karla Hanson

Moose Jaw

Rick McKenna

Moose Jaw

Shauna Bzdel

Moose Jaw

Murray Hanson

Moose Jaw

Durston McKenna

Moose Jaw

Crystal Cameron

Moose Jaw

Carla Harris

Regina

Reese McKenna

Regina

Debbie Cameron

Tisdale

Doris Hasell

Saskatoon

Hursel McKenna

Stittsville

Caronport

Denise Hcush

Moose Jaw

Kadence McKenna

Alex Campbell

Caronport

Kathy Heatherington

Moose Jaw

Jim McLean

Riley Campbell

Caronport

Tanya Heisler

Moose Jaw

Dianne Hellings

Greg Carline

Moose Jaw

Jean Henders

Regina

Donna Mitchell

Moose Jaw Beaver Creek

Lee Moffatt

Moosomin

Regina

Brad Moser

Moose Jaw Moose Jaw

Sara Capenado

Regina

Leah Herrod

Moose Jaw

Bailey Moser

Sabrina Cataldo

Regina

Erin Hewitt

Moose Jaw

Solomon Moses

Alice Chapman

Regina

Christina Hildebrand

Moose Jaw

Karyn Mossing

Moose Jaw Moose Jaw

Calgary

Saskatoon

Marian Holmes

Saskatoon

Darlene Murray

Moose Jaw

Ken Horsnall

Moose Jaw

Erin Navin

Kyla Horsnall-Duke

Moose Jaw

Abby Nelson

Allyson Hudson

Moose Jaw

Steve Nenson

Victoria Huel

Moose Jaw

June Newsham

North Battleford Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw

Chelsea Iatridis

Moose Jaw

Brenda Nicholls

Robyn Cunningham

Moose Jaw

Freda Iatridis

Moose Jaw

Nicholas Olson

Regina

Tim Jackman

Moose Jaw

Kerry Orth

Chris Jackman

Moose Jaw

Dallas Orth

Jeremy Jackman

Saskatoon

Busayo Osobade

Moose Jaw Cochrane

Regina Moose Jaw Regina

Regina Moose Jaw Regina Regina

Jasmine Dalgarno-Stevens

Moose Jaw

Harry Jedlic

Regina

Stacey Dedelley

Moose Jaw

Sherry Joa

Regina

Anne Pennylegion

Linda Dedelley

Moose Jaw

Lorinda Jones

Regina

Denis Pepin

Moose Jaw

Jason Dedelley

Moose Jaw

Renu Kapoor

Regina

Miranda DeHaven

Moose Jaw

Sheryl Kimbley

Mathew DeHaven

Moose Jaw Regina

Lorelie DeRoose

Sandra Overs

Moose Jaw Earl Grey

Kristie Pepin

Moose Jaw

Prince Albert

Roger Petersen

Moose Jaw

Ann Knelsen

Moose Jaw

Leanne Petford

Vinesh Kohli

Calgary

Elizabeth Pickering

Kendal

Greg Pinch

Regina Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw

Mike Koot

Wendy Dunn

Moose Jaw

Tracy Kornelson

Empress

Tracy Pippus

Moose Jaw

Pat Ellingson

Moose Jaw

Cortney Lacelle

Moose Jaw

Mike Prestie

Moose Jaw

Theresa Evoy

Saskatoon

Anita Lacerna

Moose Jaw

Susan Proctor

Moose Jaw

Karen Faith

Regina

Mark Lazurko

Moose Jaw

Nicole Railton

Moose Jaw

Shelley Fayant

Regina

Ellen Leaman

Moose Jaw

Adora Rasmussen

Eric Leaman

Moose Jaw

Kristen Reavie

Jeanette Duncan

Jodi Feiffer Rick Fleming

Moose Jaw Osoyoos

Pam Lee

Assiniboia

Judith Rice Henderson

Regina

Assiniboia Esterhazy Saskatoon

Catherine Folstad

Regina

Tracey Lennox

Moose Jaw

Kathy Robertson

Bryan Foran

Surrey

Shayne Lewko

Moose Jaw

Anita Rocamora

Meacham

Steph Funke

Moose Jaw

Dawn Loewen

Saskatoon

Helene Rogowski

Moose Jaw

Regina

Briercrest

Addy Loney

Yellowknife

Loraine Roney

Moose Jaw

Dallas Funke

Moose Jaw

Dave Loney

Yellowknife

Jay Ross

Lethbridge

Jean Garthus

Swift Current

Sarah Ludwar

Moose Jaw

Mike Ross

Moose Jaw

Ken Funke

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Clackamas

Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw

Ashley Cronan

Yorkton

Assiniboia

Regina

Cole Halldorson

Brittany Campbell

Moose Jaw

Debbie Tripp

Caitlin McDavid

Janelle Halldorson

Gail Carline

Brittany Tremblay

Clavet

Moose Jaw

Davina Daintree

Moose Jaw

Jaysen Tomashewski Mavis Tremblay

Denise Burns

Melinda Daintree

Melfort

Catherine Tomczak

Elsie Halldorson

Donna Dahlman

Robert Schuenemann

Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw

Regina

Dwayne Williams

Jocelyn Stromich

Moose Jaw

Denise Buekert

Moose Jaw

Regina

Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw

Kyle Sereda

Norm Halldorson

Alejandra Coronel

Nichole Williams

Chad Scheske Blair Scott

Moose Jaw

Howard Cordick

Moose Jaw

Regina

Shantal Stokes

Saskatoon

Ryan Budel

Swift Current

Chelsey Wheeler

Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw

Phyllis Gummeson

Doug Cook

Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw

Tara Schauenberg

Yolanda Marx

Esterhazy

Dave Claffey

Moose Jaw

Krysten Wells

Nicole Matsalla

Gayle Bruce

Tracy Chudy

Marjorie Watson

Saskatoon

Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw

North Battleford

Saskatoon

Lauren Stead

Tessa Gray

Kim Bowes

Joan Bunce

Regina

Prince Albert

Katherine Sproxton

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Thank you for helping Creative Kids! 100% of your donation goes directly to helping kids in your community. Donations over $20 are eligible for a charitable donation tax receipt. Donate online at www.CreativeKidsSask.ca. Visit us at 404-2125 11th Avenue Regina, SK S4P 3X3 Or call our office at 306-780-9361 1-855-277-9469 /CreativeKidsSaskatchewan @CreativeKidsSK Creative Kids Saskatchewan raises funds to remove financial barriers that prevent children and youth from participating in creative activities. Participants can receive grants of up to $750 per year to allow inclusion in arts and cultural activities. To date, Creative Kids has granted over $3.8 million and helped 8,500 kids in 224 communities across the province. SaskCulture Inc., a community-based, non-profit cultural organization, which receives funding from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation, covers all administrative and operating costs for Creative Kids. Creative Kids Canada Inc. is a registered charity. The Creative Kids Charitable Number: #78725 7922 RR0001.

Youth at a weekly drumming group at Albert School in Regina. Photo by Kristin MacPherson.

Creative Kids is a program of SaskCulture Inc., a community-based, non-profit cultural organization.

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