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  Shelley Thoen-Chaykoski ~TC Consulting   

  "COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT " WITH "TOTAL COMMUNITY"  TC

Shelley grew up on a Mixed Family Farm (Livestock and Grain) south of the community of Viscount, Saskatchewan. She is the fifth child in a family  is comprising Mom , Dad , and Six girls. ( That's right- six girls under the same roof did proved to be interesting at times ) Through example , my parents taught me the importance of volunteering and contributing to the community in which you work and play. Furthermore , the community of Viscount and surrounding rural district , provided me with the exposure tor what would become a personal passion ..... recreation ; this same community, ( and the people in it ) most importantly instilled in me , a love for rural Saskatchewan and everything about it ! For this I am forever grateful. Upon completion of my elementary and secondary education - I furthered my post secondary studies in Saskatoon and not long after that , I found myself in the community of Foam Lake , Saskatchewan to embark on a career journey. Foam Lake not only provided me with work , but also with my life long partner and husband , Metro and a family that consists of two stepchildren and four grandchildren.

   

                            I have always felt very fortunate ............. I like where I am , and I love what I do , does it get any better ?

TC Education

  • Graduated with a Diploma in Recreation Technology-Kelsey Institute-Saskatoon (now Sask Polytechnic Saskatoon) - 1980
  • Certified in Facility Life Cycle Planning-SPRA - 2013
  • Community Development for Practitioners Certificate Program- Campus for Communities 2015-16-Completed with Distinction
  • Non Profit Lifecycle Assessment Consultant Training-Non Profit Lifecycles Institute-2017
  • Sask Parks Worker Course-Instructor Training- 2019
  • Horticulture Classes through University of Guelph - 1987
  • Swimming Pool, Playground Program and Ice Arena Operators Certificates - 1984
  • Tourism Ambassador Training and Host Training - 1990
  • National Active Living Ambassador Training - 1995
  • Fundraising Workshop - 1994
  • Certificate in Safety Training and Supervision-Sask Occupational Health and Safety - 2009
  • Occupational Health and Safety Training Certificates (WHMIS-Lift Op-Fall Prot for example)
  • First Aid/CPR and AED Training - 2010
  • Conflict Management Training-through Sask Recreation Society - 1986

TC Work Experience

  • Full time employment as the Director of Leisure Services in 1980 and retired from this position after 33 years in May of 2013
  • Delivered numerous educational sessions on community recreation at local-regional/district and provincial events over the past 38 years (example topics include-fundraising, tips and work in a rural community, group organization and planning)
  • Commercial/Retail Greenhouse Business and Tree Nursery - Owned and operated (with my husband) - 1987 to 2007
  • Government of Saskatchewan Dept. of Culture and Youth –as a Research Officer-performing needs assessments for rural communities in the Saskatoon and North Battleford Regions-1980
  • Cattle groomer and barn jockey for Saskatoon Auction Mart-1977
  • Director of Provincial 4-H Summer Intermediate Camp Program-seasonal-1977-1978

TC Volunteer Experience

  • Member on local Rec Board as a teenager in Viscount, Saskatchewan-representing youth
  • Volunteered with Kelsey Student Association Athletics and Intramurals at Kelsey Campus
  • Volunteered as On Air Disc Jockey- Kelsey Campus Radio Station
  • Zone 6 Saskatoon and Zone 4 Yorkton/Melville Sask Games Committees-1980-1987-served on committees and - Mission Staff a
  • Served on the Sask Games Zone Advisory Committee representing Zone 4 for four years
  • Served on the Recreation Technology Program (SIAST- Kelsey Campus) Advisory Committee for two years
  • Served on the board of Directors of the Parkland Regional Recreation Association for over twenty years
  • Served on the board of Directors of the Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District for two years after the amalgamation of regions
  • Served on the former provincial Sask Recreation Facility Association for five years as Director of Membership and Treasurer
  • Served on various ad hoc committees for Sask Association of Rec Professionals and Sask Parks and Rec Association
  • Serve on the Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals-2015,2016,2017
  • Chairperson of the Board of the Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals-2017-18
  • Served on Saskatchewan In Motion Provincial Advisory Committee
  • Served on the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association’s committee to develop a manual resource for communities - “Hiring a Recreation Professional Toolkit”
  • Volunteer coach for Foam Lake Ringette
  • Volunteer coach for Foam Lake Baseball
  • Volunteer coach for Foam Lake Soccer
  • Volunteer leader for Foam Lake unorganized Hockey program
  • Served on Foam Lake Arts Council and Quill Plains Regional Arts Council
  • Served for a period of eight years as President of the Foam Lake Curling Club
  • Served as President for four years of the Foam Lake Ladies Golf Club
  • Served as President and producer for three years of the local adult theatre group in Foam Lake
  • Served as coordinator of news and info for the Foam Lake Wildlife Federation
  • Volunteer on the Foam Lake Recreation Combine Lotto Fundraising Committee
  • Volunteer Advertising and Marketing Coordinator for local Foam Lake Senior Hockey Club
  • Layout and groom local Cross Country Ski Trails for community of Foam Lake
  • Volunteer Founder and Leader of the Foam Lake "Team Nature Trails" Organization
  • Elected to Town of Foam Lake Municipal Council in 2019 as a councilor
  • Elected as the Mayor of the Town of Foam Lake in 2020

TC Achievements and Recognition

  • Saskatchewan High School Athletics Provincial Champion - Track and Field ( Athletics) -Javelin
  • Saskatchewan Track and Field ( Athletics) Team - 1975-1977
  • Jeux Canada Games Silver Medalist - Track and Field ( Athletics) - Javelin - 1977 - St. Johns Nfld.
  • Canadian Junior Track and Field Team (Athletics) - 1977
  • Saskatchewan Volleyball Association Provincial Women's Team-Project 79
  • Female Athlete of the Year - Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences (Polytechnic)- 1979-1980-Volleyball
  • Female Leadership Award - Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences (Polytechnic)- 1979-1980
  • Recipient of various recognition and service awards for work done at all levels;Most Notably::
    • The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Award of Merit for volunteer contributions-2002
    • The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association Award of Merit for municipal service-2003
    • The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Presidents Award -for service and contributions to the field of recreation at all levels-2013
    • Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals Honourary Life Membership Award-2018

TC's Interests and Pursuits

  • Anything that involves the outdoors , and nature will suit me just fine, I have a wide variety of interests that includes , but is not limited to:
  • Nature Trail Hiking
  • Nordic Walking / Snowshoeing / XC Skiing
  • Fishing /Hunting /Camping
  • Golfing
  • Curling
  • Skating
  • Photography
  • Landscaping / Flower Gardening
  • Football- Saskatchewan Roughrider Football of course