Category Archives: General Information and Alerts

Forever… in Motion – Seeking Volunteer Leader for Prairie View

We have received requests from residents of Prairie View for a Forever… in Motion program to be ran in the community.  To get started, however, there is a need for someone over the age of 50 to volunteer to take the leader position, which would involve attending a Leadership Training seminar over the course of 4 days (one day a week).  Attached below is the poster with more information.  If you are at all interested, please reach out to us at pvca@sasktel.net as well as contacting RQHR with the contact information found in the poster.

More information on Forever… in Motion can be found here:  www.rqhealth.ca/forever-in-motion

Final Regina Household Hazardous Waste Day of 2018 on September 29th – 9 am to 4 pm

This Saturday is your last chance to benefit from Household Hazardous Waste Days this year! Drop off your propane tanks, fertilizers, aerosols, paint and more to the City’s Public Works Yard at 2400 6th Avenue between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

For your safety and the safety of our staff, chemicals must be properly packaged and labelled.

Send your waste to a better place and protect our environment for future generations.

For full details and a list of acceptable items, visit Regina.ca/waste.

Curbside Organic Waste Pilot Project Coming to Regina

City Council has approved moving forward with a pilot project prior to implementing
a year-round curbside organic (food and yard) waste collection and processing
service. Organic waste makes up about 50 per cent of residential waste and is a
resource that can be used to make valuable products like nutrient-rich compost and
energy

More info can be found at the following link:  https://www.regina.ca/press/news-and-announcements/curbside-organic-waste-pilot-project-coming-to-regina-moving-regina-toward-the-65-per-cent-residential-waste-diversion-target/

Prairie View Community Association Chairperson’s Report for 2017/18

My name is Daren Drummond and I am the Chairperson for the CA.  This past year has been very exciting for our association.

First, we successfully ran our first Fall Trade Show in November 2017.  We had over 45 vendors present and the show was attended by over 400 residents.  It saw us partner with McLurg School and Teddy Bear’s Anonymous, the latter we were able to raise $1300 for.  Our vendors, many of whom will be returning for the 2018 show (Saturday, November 17th 10am – 4pm at McLurg School) also gave us exceptional feedback.

Secondly, we have entered the discussion phase with the City of Regina regarding a new fitness park.  The Murphy Park Fitness Trail is being sponsored by one of our own residents and we are pursuing additional funding with the City of Regina.  If we are successful, we will be actively fundraising to see this exciting new addition to our community become a reality.  We will keep you posted via Facebook and our website.

We have gained a new Children’s and Adult Programmer, Megan Wiwcharuk has joined our CA and she has started to offer some new and exciting programs and instructors this fall!  We also have a new sign coordinator, Riley Nadoroznik.  He is also the community member who has offered to donate cash for the new Fitness Trail and he will be fundraising in the community as well.

We have also concluded our partnership with the McLurg School Playground Enhancement group.  McLurg School delivered our Fall newsletter as a fundraiser and we successfully partnered with them on some City of Regina grant applications.  We’ve also joined forces with St. Josaphat School and they will be assisting with our next newsletter delivery.

This year looks very exciting and I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead!

-Daren Drummond

Regina Master Plan – Feedback Wanted

The public is invited to learn about and provide feedback on the Recreation Master Plan. You can do this in one of two ways:

Come and Go Information Session:
Thursday, May 24
4 – 7 p.m. North West Leisure Centre (Classroom #1)
1127 Arnason Street

Online feedback form:

Thursday, May 24 – Friday, June 8
www.regina.ca/RecPlan
Starting May 24, go online to view the presentation panels from the information session. Complete the online feedback form to provide your input.

For more information on the Recreation Master Plan, visit: http://www.regina.ca/recplan

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