Musician’s concert showcases talent and benefits Creative Kids

For musician Donny Parenteau, putting on a concert featuring some of the province’s top Indigenous talents is an opportunity to support Creative Kids and help more children and youth facing financial barriers find their artistic passion.   

“I come from a family that couldn’t afford music lessons when I was a kid. Creative Kids didn’t exist then. I had to learn on my own and it took a lot longer,” he says. “All kids should have the opportunity to participate in an arts or cultural activity because it molds them into strong people and builds confidence.”   

Donate Through SARCAN Drop & Go Program

SARCAN Drop & Go is a new service that is available at all SARCAN depots across Saskatchewan.  It allows customers to drop off their beverage containers without waiting in line.

COVID-19 and May 29 Application Deadline Update

With all the uncertainty around COVID-19, Creative Kids is confirming that it will accept applications for the scheduled May 29 deadline. Families can apply for summer activities or fall registrations. There will also be an August 14 application deadline for fall activities.

Sisters Learn the Joy of Music Thanks to Creative Kids

Isabela and Camila, ages 9 and 7, didn’t always have the opportunity to let their musical talent shine. The girl’s family had a small keyboard that Isabela spent hours practicing a portion of the song her dad showed her how to play. For her birthday, the family decided to buy Isabela a larger keyboard with the hopes that she would be able to take lessons. However, finances were tight at home.

Meet the Former Creative Kids Grant Recipient who Played at Carnegie Hall

A Creative Kids funding recipient from 2012 to 2014, Cole Knutson of North Battleford says the program has played a pivotal role in helping him as a saxophonist and pianist. Now 21 years-old and a student at the University of Manitoba studying for his bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance, Knutson won first prize in the College and Professionals category in American Protégé International Competition, that saw him as the only Canadian to play solo as part of a performance help on June 10, 2017, at Carnegie Hall — the famous New York City concert hall.

Our 2017 Progress Report is Here!

Our 2017 Progress Report has arrived! Learn more about all the great things that we were involved in and our amazing impact  over the past year.

Vintage – A Speakeasy in Support of Creative Kids Regina was a Huge Success!

Vintage – A Speakeasy in support of Creative Kids Regina was a blast! For one night only this past October, the Moonshiners Club opened its doors to Regina guys and dolls and raised $16,250 for local kids. A big THANKS to all of our supporters and volunteers who made this fun evening a resounding success. Check out our photo album! (Photos by Shaunna Grandish)

Daughters of Penelope Luncheon – Oct. 2

Join us on Monday, October 2nd for an authentic Greek meal and inspiring stories, all in support of Creative Kids Regina. The luncheon will take place at noon at the Conexus Art Centre in Regina. Tickets are on sale now and are only $40 each. Purchase your ticket today!

Creative Kids Makes a Difference in Big River

Creative Kids opportunities across Saskatchewan for children and youth to particpate in arts and cultural activities. One such community is Big River, located just a few kilometres away from the Northern Lights Bluegrass Festival and Old Tyme Music Camp. Watch this video and learn how Creative Kids is making a difference in the lives of local youth.

We are Hiring! Creative Kids Administrative Assistant

Creative Kids Saskatchewan is a program of SaskCulture that provides funding assistance to children aged 4 to 19 years who face financial and social barriers to participation in art and culture activities.  It is funded by private donations and sponsorships through the registered charity Creative Kids Canada Inc., with the administration supported by SaskCulture Inc. through the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.  We are looking for a full-time administrative assistant to support the Creative Kids Program Coordinator and Fund Development Coordinator in the delivery of the program, charitable activities, fundraising and community engagement.

Creative Kids’ Volunteer In Action: Paulette Atchison

Paulette Atchison has a passion for helping children in her Big River community. As an active, big-hearted Creative Kids volunteer with the Big River committee, Paulette personally has seen how Creative Kids can change lives right in her community. Every year, the Ness Creek site hosts the Northern Lights Music Camp and attracts both the young and old (and everyone in between) who are passionate about bluegrass music. Paulette has been a very active with the camp over the past several summers and knows the difference Creative Kids can make on a young person’s life.

Nourish Raises $20,000!

Nourish 2017 was a tremendous success! Our guests were treated to some of the best food Regina has to offer while raising $20,000 for Saskatchewan children and youth. Thank you for your support!

Creative Kids volunteer receives prestigious award

This week is National Volunteer Week. We would like to give a great big THANK-YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers! We wouldn’t be able to give Saskatchewan kids the opportunity to access life-changing arts and cultural activities without you. To kick off National Volunteer Week, Reggie Newkirk, member of our Provincial Advisory Committee, was honoured today with a Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal for his dedication to community involvement in the province. Congrats Reggie on your well-deserved award! 

Creative Kids’ 2016 Progress Report is here

It’s here! Our 2016 Progress Report is hot off the press. Learn about what we were up to last year and the many Saskatchewan children and youth who benefited from the generosity of our wonderful supporters.

Importance Notice for Saskatoon Applicants

The Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Creative Kids contact in Saskatoon, is moving the weekend of January 28. If you or a family member will be faxing applications, please fax them BEFORE January 24 or ON February 3. Any faxes sent between January 24 and Feb 3 may be missed.

David Millar Sings the Praises of Creative Kids on CBC

Creative Kids was featured in a great CBC story over the weekend. CBC spoke to David Millar about the Holiday Catalogue Campaign, and some of the other great fundraising efforts that has helped over 1,200 kids in 170 communities across the Saskatchewan so far in 2016.

IMPORTANT: NO OCTOBER APPLICATION DEADLINE

It may seem a little early to begin a conversation about the fall, but this is important:There will be No October Application Deadline this year. If you applied in October last year: Please apply at one of our earlier deadlines. Applications received in October cannot be funded.

Meet Creative Kids’ Fundraising Phenoms

Creative Kids has a way of bringing out the very best in people, whether it’s the musical or artistic talents of creative kids or the generosity of those who want to see all kids benefit from engagement in cultural activity. One unexpected outcome, however, is seeing youth ‘pay it forward’ to others, but spearheading fundraising efforts in support of Creative Kids. One of these young fundraising phenoms is 13-year-old Parker Dale of Saskatoon, who became a “self-proclaimed youth ambassador” for Creative Kids after attending a Creative Kids fundraising event in 2013.

Creative Kids Brought Creative Mayhem Back to Saskatoon

Creative Mayhem 3 in support of Creative Kids Saskatoon was a tremendous night! We want to give a big shout out to Kim Coates and One Bad Son, who provided a great night of fun and entertainment. We also want to send a huge THANK-YOU to everyone who helped make this evening a great success. Your support will help connect children and youth to life-changing artistic and cultural activities.

Nourish was a Night to Remember!

Nourish, a unique dining experience in support of Creative Kids, was an incredible evening, raising just under $15,000 — all of it going towards helping us make dreams come true for more kids! A big THANK-YOU goes out to our fantastic donors, sponsors and volunteers for helping to connect Regina children and youth to life-changing artistic and cultural activities. Thanks for making Nourish a night to remember!