Category Archives: General Information and Alerts

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

Grade 12 Scholarship from PVCA – Deadline for applications is May 15th, 2018

Grade 12 Scholarship from Prairie View Community Association

The PVCA [Prairie View Community Association] awards a scholarship to a deserving Grade 12 student, or to a past graduate who fits the criteria under the age of 21 yrs.  The winner must be a resident of the Prairie View community. The scholarship awarded will be in the amount of $500.00. There will be only one scholarship awarded, the winner to be selected by the executive of the PVCA from entries that meet the criteria below.
The criteria are as follows:
– Must maintain an average of 70% during the school year.
– Preference will be given to a student who has been involved in the community through volunteer service. School activities will also be considered.
– Successful candidate must show proof of registration in a post-secondary program in order to collect the scholarship.
Please submit your application outlining how you may meet the criteria listed. Please include the following:
– Full name, address, and phone number where you may be contacted.
-List of volunteer activities past and present
– Copy of most current high school transcript.
– Information regarding potential or confirmed acceptance to a post-secondary institution.
The deadline for applications is May 15th, 2018.

Forward all applications to: Gwen Barschel – Membership Coordinator PVCA     pvca@sasktel.net
224 Hector Cres.
Regina, Sask. S4Y-1C5

Saskatchewan In Motion – Active Toy Guide for Christmas 2017

Saskatchewan in Motion’s Active Toy Guide has arrived just in time to give Santa a hand this holiday season! This virtual guide is filled with lots of great gift ideas to help kids of all ages burn off steam, chart an active outdoor adventure and experience the joy of movement.

This year, make sure Santa leaves behind a pick or two from the Active Toy Guide to keep the whole family moving all year long!

Find the guide here.

 

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/

The Tetra Society of North America

 

Retired…?  (Want opportunities to help others!)

Student…?      Just starting out…?  (Build potential job experience!)

Anyone in between…?  (Would like to enhance old skills or learn new ones!)

The Tetra Society of North America provides the connection between people with disabilities and various technical people to create assistive devices at cost for materials.  These gizmos are not on the market or the existing assistive device may need to be customized which would enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities or seniors.

The Regina chapter is looking for volunteer technical people AND/OR people with disabilities or seniors who require a gizmo!  You never know unless you try. Talk to the Tetra Team today!

Contact: Terri Sleeva at 306-545-7378 or e-mail:  tetraregina@sasktel.net

For more information:   www.tetrasociety.org   or call 1-877-688-8762