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RPL: Unique New Library Program Pairs Books With Music

Unique new library program pairs books with music Regina Public Library (RPL) and the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) have partnered to present an exciting new program at RPL’s George Bothwell Branch this Thursday, June 22 from 7:00 to 8:30pm.

“We wanted to do something really fun and different to launch our summer reading contest for teens and adults this year,” said Megan McCormick, RPL Events Coordinator.

Developed with the idea of wine and food pairings in mind, the Sounds of Summer Reading event will match book recommendations from the library with music selected — and performed live — by Gordon Gerrard, RSO Music Director and Conductor.

“Live music is a big part of summer in Regina. Partnering with the RSO gave us an opportunity to connect book and music lovers, to celebrate summer reading in a new way,” said McCormick. In addition to piano performances by Gerrard, attendees will enjoy frozen yogurt and browse book displays featuring recommendations for “Easy Breezy”, “Dark and Stormy” and other themed summer reading materials.

Registration is not required for the free program, which is open to teens and adults. The event will also launch RPL’s Sounds of Summer Reading Contest.

The online contest begins June 22 and runs through August 31, offering readers a chance to enter draws for a variety of prizes, including: tickets to the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Globe Theatre, and a Saskatchewan Roughriders football game; car detailing, spa, and movie gift packages, and an SJCAM Elite Action Camera.

For more information about the Sounds of Summer Reading launch event and contest, visit reginalibrary.ca/soundsofsummerreading.

Tor Hill Ladies Golf Club

Come join the Tor Hill Ladies Golf Club for the 2017 Golf Season

Want to meet some GREAT ladies, work on your golf game, and have FUN? Join a morning, afternoon or after work weekly league. Come golf with us every Tuesday from May to September. All ages and abilities are welcome to join the club.

Visit www.torhillladies.ca for more information or to contact the club.

City of Regina Survey Concerning Smoking in Public Spaces

The City of Regina is considering making more public spaces smoke-free and it wants to know what you think about the idea.

You can participate in the on-line survey, send an email or attend one of two Open Houses this week.

This is your chance to be heard on a health issue that affects you and your family.  We hope you’ll participate because it’s estimated that smoking is responsible for 30% of all cancer deaths in Canada and is related to more than 85% of lung cancer cases. Second-hand smoke has the same chemicals in it as the tobacco smoke breathed in by a smoker. So if you’re near someone who’s smoking, you and everyone else around you is smoking too.

We hope you’ll participate in this important consultation.

More information and the survey at:

http://www.regina.ca/residents/bylaw/smoking-bylaw-consultation/