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PVCA Spring Programs 2018

Cross Train City Fitness with Kyla

McLurg School Main Gym
April 9 to May 28 – 6:30-7:30   Cost:  $35
Email pvca@sasktel.net to register

This class includes the perfect combination of heart pumping cardio and strength training.  By changing the equipment and format (which includes Tabata) each week, it will increase the calorie burn and enable a total body workout.  This class is for all fitness levels and will be modified to fit everyone’s needs.  A great class for men too!

Zumba with Kerri

McLurg School Main Gym
3 Classes/$20 (cash only) running Thursdays:  April 12th, 19th, & 26th
Sign up by contacting Kerri at 306-529-7220 or kmkirk@sasktel.net

Regina Public Library opens new Digital Media Studio

Regina Public Library has taken another leap towards becoming the library of the future with the opening of a one-of-a-kind Digital Media Studio, offering the Regina community unprecedented access to cutting-edge tech.

The Digital Media Studio is an interactive space with specialized hardware, equipment, and software that gives library customers the opportunity to explore, collaborate, and learn about digital media, and create professional quality audio and video productions.

Located on the ground floor of Central Library, the studio was launched on March 8 and opened to the public on March 12. Access to the equipment can be pre-booked, but walk-ins will also be accommodated as much as possible.

The equipment includes an 8’ x 16’ WhisperRoomTM sound isolation chamber equipped with a full sound recording studio, and a selection of in-house musical instruments.

The studio also includes a green screen and video recording equipment, enabling customers to capture raw video footage, and edit it, using professional quality software on one of four high-end post production multimedia computer workstations.

“Digital Media plays an increasingly important role in modern society, but for many, access to digital technology can be difficult,” says Sean Quinlan, Chairman of RPL’s Board of Directors. “With this Digital Media Studio, we are making this technology freely accessible and offering expert guidance to help our customers learn how to use it. We hope this space will create opportunities for anyone with the passion and willingness to explore and experiment.”

 

A fact sheet and high-res images are available for download here: http://bit.ly/2oZH3QB

Regina Public Library Celebrates Family Literary Day – Jan. 27, 2018

The following is a press release from Regina Public Library:

RPL is supersizing storytime to celebrate the importance of reading together as a family. With help from many exciting partners, from cowboys to cats, RPL will throw a city-wide party to share in the wonder of reading.

On January 27 at 1:30 pm, every RPL branch will offer unique games and entertainment to encourage the community to make storytime an integral part of family time. There will be stories, special guests, and activities that focus on sharing literacy tools that families can try at home.

We joined forces with Canadian Western Agribition, the Saskatchewan Science Centre, Regina Fire & Protective Services, Regina Police Service, the Regina Humane Society and many other amazing organizations to demonstrate how literacy can be a fun part of family time.

“We know that a love of reading and books is highly contagious,” says Nancy MacKenzie, Manager of Community Engagement and Programming. “By sharing stories and playing literacy games together we hope that all the families attending the event will fall in love with literacy and all the ways you can have fun with it, and that they will make story time part of family time.”

Family Literacy Day is an awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada, and has been held nationwide annually since 1999 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in literacy activities as a family.

Literacy activities are critical to cognitive development, success in school, and lifelong learning, and not just for the little ones. Finding time to read and learn together every day fosters literacy skills for both children and adults, and helps the whole family grow together.