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Sunrise Health Region General Events and Workshops

Quitting Smoking Education Class

Having trouble quitting smoking? Wanting to cut back? Does it feel like you've tried everything?
Join our Registered Nurse in a smoking cessation class. Our message is to NEVER GIVE UP! In our informal and relaxed class we hope to tive you the tools to get closer to quitting tobacco use.
When:  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Sunrise Health and Wellness Centre at 259 Hamilton Road, Yorkton
Cost:  Free to attend
Contact:  Call 306-786-0875 to register or for more information

We need to talk about Crystal Meth

Crystal meth is a man made stimulant; it is a highly addictive drug that affects the central nervous system. It is here in our community and we need to educate ourselves. Come out and learn about this drug and what you can do to help yourself or someone you care about. Numerous presentations are being held in both Melville and Yorkton.

When:  Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Melville; presentation at 10:00 a.m. and again at 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Melville Hospital Grayson Room, 200 Heritage Drive, Melville; click here for an informational poster
When:  Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Yorkton; presentation at 1:00-3:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  SIGN on Broadway, Regency Ball Room, 345 Broadway St W, Yorkton; click here for an informational poster
Cost:  All sessions are free learning opportunities open to everyone.
Contact:  Call Melissa Janzen at 306-786-0786 or by email melissa.janzen@shr.sk.ca 

Understanding the Path: First Nations shared Historical Trauma and Reconciliation

Join in this one-day conference with morning keynote Dr. Miriam Mcnab and, in the afternoon, a Kairos Blanket Exercise.  Click here to view a poster with additional information.

When:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: SIGN Yorkton SAC, 345 Broadway St West, Yorkton, SK
Cost:  $40.00 registration fee with lunch to be provided; seating is limited
Contact:  Phone 306-783-9428 or cell 306-620-5015; Email g.gott@sign-yorkton.org 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop

This is a two-day ASIST X11.1 workshop. designed to assist anyone in the development of attitudes, knowledge and skills to recognize persons at risk of suicide, to assess the level of immediate risk and to undertake appropriate management or referral of a person at risk. For more information on the workshop, click here to view the registration form

When:  September 19 & 20, 2017; 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where:  Yorkton Regional Health Centre Mental Health Auditorium, 270 Bradbrooke Drive, Yorkton, SK
Cost:  $150.00; please make cheque payable to Sunrise Health Region
If you have any questions, please contact Mental Health and Addiction Services at 306-786-0558 or toll free at 1-888-989-8444; email lise.perrault-streeter@shr.sk.ca.

Alzheimer and Dementia Learning Series for people with dementia, their family and friends

When:  Wednesdays throughout the month of October, 2017 (October 4, 11, 18 & 25) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. via Telehealth
Click here to view a poster with further information.
To Register: Call 306-683-6332 or 1-800-263-3367
You will learn about topics such as: what is dementia, memory loss, coping strategies, drugs, treatment, research, planning for the future, and community resources and support.
Further information is available at http://www.alzheimer.ca/sk or email info@alzheimer.sk.ca 

There is a Dementia Helpline if you have any questions or need help; call 1-877-949-4141. Click here to view a poster with further information.


Yorkton Public Health Conference Room A
150 Independent Street
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course dates:

  • To be announced

Please note that lunch is not provided for any of the workshops.

Participants must pre register by calling 786-0600. Registration fee for this course is $40.00, which includes a thermometer, fee must be prepaid to secure spot, cheque payable to Sunrise Health Region.

Home Study Program for Food Safe Course is an option. Cost is $50.00 which will include the course package and must be completed in thirty days. Please contact 306-786-0600, for more information

Prenatal Classes

It is recommended to register early in your pregnancy for classes. Each series provides information on pregnancy, labour and delivery, coping strategies, infant feeding, and postpartum adjustment. Classes include lectures, videos, and interactive participation. Husbands/partners/support persons are encouraged to attend.


Yorkton prenatal classes are offered during an all day course one Saturday a month at the Public Health office, 150 Independent Street, Yorkton.

To register for Yorkton classes:

  • Complete this form and send an electronic copy to edith.halyk@shr.sk.ca or fax to 306-786-0620, or;
  • You can also register by phone at 786-0600


Please watch your local paper for dates of upcoming classes or by contacting the Public Health office.

Canora 306-563-1259
Kamsack 306-542-4295 (202)
Preeceville 306-547-2815
Melville 306-728-7310
Langenburg 306-743-2801
Esterhazy 306-745-3200
Foam Lake 306-272-3375