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SHA Session: Raising a Healthy Happy Eater – November 24, 2021

Raising a Healthy Happy Eater is a free online event provided by a registered dietitian and registered social worker. Participants will learn tips and strategies on how to raise a competent eater. Feel free to distribute and post to make available to parents/caregivers of young children. This event is open to Saskatchewan residents only.

See more information at the following link:

https://www.rqhealth.ca/service-lines/master/files/Raising-a-Happy-Healthy_Eater-webinar-poster-24Nov21-10-11-2021-18-10-11-963.pdf

Update to City of Regina Facility Proof of Vaccination Requirements

In response to the current impacts of COVID-19 affecting Saskatchewan’s healthcare system and the high risk of COVID-19 transmission across Saskatchewan, Regina City Council has expanded the proof of vaccination or negative test requirements for all City of Regina facilities, except for Regina Public Libraries and the Transit Information Centre.

Effective Monday, November 1, 2021, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result will be required for anyone over the age of 12 to access the Fieldhouse, Lawson Aquatic Centre, North West Leisure Centre, Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre and Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre. Facilities will continue to follow the same process and procedures outlined in the Government of Saskatchewan’s current public health orders. We ask for patience and co-operation as staff work through this new process with you.

The above requirements do not apply if an individual is entering the premises solely to use a washroom or the purposes of health and safety which may include vaccination clinics, heating and cooling stations, food security programs or other services that address basic needs.

Proof of Vaccination

All patrons 12 and over accessing indoor City of Regina facilities will be subject to a proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test requirement. Only those individuals who are fully vaccinated or who can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours will be allowed to enter the facility.

Residents under the age of 12, who are currently unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, will be exempt from the proof of vaccination requirement including the alternative of a negative test.

Any one of following will be accepted as proof of vaccination at City facilities:

  • Wallet cards received at time of immunization
  • A printed copy or screenshot of your MySaskHealthRecord vaccination certificate (with or without a QR code)
  • A COVID-19 vaccine printout from SHA Public Health
  • A QR code/MySaskHealthRecord vaccine certificate uploaded to SK Vax Wallet app
  • Official proof of vaccine documents from other governments may be considered

Proof of Negative Test

Individuals who do not have proof of vaccination have the option of providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test result from within 72 hours. These tests can be either rapid antigen, or a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and must be administered by an approved location/lab as listed on the Government of Saskatchewan’s website. As per the Government of Saskatchewan’s directive, self-administered take-home rapid antigen tests will not be accepted as valid proof of negative COVID-19 test results.

ID Required

In addition to the proof of vaccination, photo ID will be required from anyone 18 and older. Youth aged 12-17 will also need to show ID unless accompanied by an adult with proof of vaccination and ID. Youth aged 12 to 17, visiting a business without an adult, who do not have photo ID will be allowed to present other forms of government issued ID such as birth certificate or health services card.

Masking Requirement

Masks are required at all times, including moving between activities or machines, in all indoor public areas of City facilities, except while actively participating in physical activity.

Refund Policy

If you are enrolled in swimming lessons, the City will refund the full amount, regardless of the date you choose to withdraw. All other fitness classes/programs will have a pro-rated refund based on the date of withdrawal.

Please visit Regina.ca/COVID19 for the most up to date information.

PVCA Annual General Meeting – September 14th @ 6:30 PM

2021 PVCA AGM

 

The PVCA will be holding its Annual General Meeting on September 14 at 6:30 PM.  If you’ve been considering volunteering for the association, we’d like to see you at the meeting!

Email pvca@sasktel.net for an invitation to the meeting, which will be conducted over Zoom.

Updates on upcoming PVCA programs and the Murphy Park Fitness Trail will be provided.

Attached are the 2021 PVCA Financial Statements:

PVCA Balance Sheet 06302021
PVCA Profit & Loss 06302021

West Zone Board Fall 2021 Programs

Learn to Skate – Fall 2021

Teaches children to stand and walk on skates and feel comfortable on the ice.  Skating/Hockey helmet with full face guard is mandatory.  Don’t forget your mitts!
Registration:  September 2021

Visit www.westzoneboard.ca for registration information.

NOTE:  Skating Instructors Needed!  Learn to Skate instructors are needed for either Friday and/or Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.  Fall and Winter Sessions – 8 weeks each.

Contact Diana at the West Zone Board Office via wzb@sasktel.net or 306-791-0226 for more information.

Power Skating

Online registration in September at http://www.rnwsa.ca

Regina West Zone Taekwondo

Try it out for free!  Attend any class as a spectator or wear sweat pants and a t-shirt to participate as a beginner.  Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00pm and Sundays at 1:00pm, register anytime.

Cost:  $350/3 month session (Includes SFTI fee/Fundraising/Dobok/Manual)
Location:  To be determined

For further information contact Regina West Zone Taekwondo at wztaekwondo@gmail.com 306-525-0005 or the WZB office at wzb@sasktel.net 306-791-0226

Regina Outdoor Pools Opening Soon

The City of Regina’s four outdoor pools are set to open over the next few weeks, offering residents and families the opportunity to get outside, stay active and enjoy the summer.

Three pools have confirmed opening dates:

· Regent Pool: June 10 – register for drop-in programs at Regent starting tomorrow!
· Maple Leaf Pool: June 14
· Buffalo Meadows Pool: June 12

Massey Pool is currently receiving some essential repairs and is expected to open during the week of June 21. Opening day updates for Massey Pool will be provided as more information becomes available.

A Grand Opening event to celebrate the new Maple Leaf Pool is planned for June 22. Save the date and watch for additional details as we get closer to opening day!

Registration requirements, swim times and classes differ per pool. Details are available on Regina.ca.

Swimmers are reminded to respect COVID-19 public health guidelines when at the pools; please:
· Answer the health-related questions posted
· Sanitize your hands
· Come dressed and ready to go 5 minutes before start time (changerooms will not be open)
· Do not linger unnecessarily after your activity
· Bring your own water bottle

If the outdoor pools are busy, don’t forget about the 15 city-owned spray pads available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. all summer long until mid-September. Visit Regina.ca/spraypad for a list of locations.

PVCA Scholarship Information


The PVCA is proud to offer one $500 scholarship for post- secondary education.

It is open to grade 12 student attending high school in Regina, providing the individual lives in the Prairie View area and maintains a 70% average throughout the school year. We are also making the scholarship available to young people up to age 21, who will be continuing their education. Emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s volunteer activities.

To apply, please submit the following:

-A current high school transcript
-A letter of acceptance or conditional acceptance
-A list of volunteer experiences you have participated in
-a letter from someone else supporting these activities, and that person’s contact information

For any further questions or to apply, please email us at pvca@sasktel.net.

The deadline for applications is May 15th, 2021.