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.

Grade 12 Scholarship from PVCA – Deadline for applications is May 15th, 2017

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, 2017.

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

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/

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