Sports Education Assistance Program

From: Joan Paul, Recreation Manager Nathan W. Sack, Director of Operations
RE: Sports Education Assistance Program

The Band Recreation Departments assistance with two (2) Sport Assistance programs:
1. The Sipekne’katik Youth Sport Education Program
2. Sipekne’katik Sport and Recreation Education Scholarship Program (SSRESP) The

Sipekne’katik Youth Sport Education Program provides assistance to: All registered Sipekne’katik children and youth, registered with the Sipekne’katik Band 21 years and under. Assistance obtainable provided that a copy of the tournament schedule or acceptance letter or registration letter be submitted to the Sipekne’katik Recreation Manager via joanpaul@sipeknekatik.ca or by fax to (902)236-3021.

• Travel Assistance = totaling $100.00, once per fiscal year – April 1st to March 31.
• Meal Assistance = totaling $100.00, once per fiscal year – April 1st to March 31.
• An organized sport not exceeding the amount of $300.00, once per fiscal year – April 1st to March 31. If your child’s sport should be a lesser value of $300.00, he/she is then eligible to claim up until the value of $300.00 is reached.

To be eligible to claim travel and/or meal assistance, a Sipekne’katik child/youth must be registered within the sport they are seeking assistance for, throughout the sport season/year.

For all Aboriginal Hockey Tournaments, a letter from your child’s division coach must be attached with the Sport Education Assistance form and Tournament Schedule.
The Sipekne’katik Youth Sport Education Program does not assistance with any of the following:

• Equipment of any kind, this includes attire/uniforms
• Late fees/cost • Materials/Supplies • Team fees/dues • Team and/or individual photos • Insurance fees/cost • Extra Travel or Meal Assistance

Parents, guardians please note: if your child(ren) has not used all their Sport Education Assistance eligible to them the remainder does not get carried over into the next fiscal year. New Year, new budget.

Sipekne’katik Sport and Recreation Education Scholarship Program (SSRESP) is available to: Elite Youth (21 years and under) – an individual who continuously excels within a sport or recreation activity.

APPLICATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY AMOUNTS AND DEADLINES DATES: (Elite Youth will have the opportunity to apply four times per year at the deadlines listed below). • Funding Amounts Available: $1,000.00 – per elite youth, or $2,500.00 – per elite youth, depending upon registration cost • Spring Sport and Recreation Deadline, March 1st – April 30th (if this date should fall on a weekend it will be the last Friday in April) • Summer Sport and Recreation Deadline, June 1st – July 30th (if this date should fall on a weekend it will be the last Friday in April) • Fall Sport and Recreation Deadline, August 1st – September 30th (if this date should fall on a weekend it will be the last Friday in April) • Winter Sport and Recreation Deadline, December 1st – January 30th (if this date should fall on a weekend it will be the last Friday in September)

WHO IS ELIGIBILE?
• Children and youth registered with the Sipekne’katik Band 21 years of age or under.

For any further information regarding the above assistance programs contact Joan Paul at joanpaul@sipeknekatik.ca or phone (902)236-3020.

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