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Annual Dog Swim Returns – Regent Pool Open for Two Additional Weeks

Dog owners are invited to the Annual Dog Swim at Regent Pool on Sunday, September 18, 2022.  Bring your pup to make a splash as we close Regent Pool after a two-week extension to this year’s summer swimming season.

Pre-registration for the Annual Dog Swim at Regent Pool is required and costs $10. Dogs must be:

  • spayed/neutered
  • at least four months old
  • vaccinated
  • accompanied by their owner
  • have a valid pet license

Registration opens Monday, August 15, 2022 at 9 a.m. and closes on September 6, 2022 at 9 a.m. Dogs will be registered by small, medium, and large breeds and limited to 30 dogs per time slot. Visit for more details.

Regent Pool will remain open to residents for an additional two weeks this summer, until Saturday, September 17. Regent Pool’s extended operating hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily beginning September 6.

The City’s other three outdoor pools, Massey, Maple Leaf and Buffalo Meadows, will remain open for the September long weekend and close for the season on Monday, September 5 at 5 p.m. Operating hours at these pools will be modified for the week of August 29, so please check for information on swim times.

Regina’s Outdoor Pools Open on June 9

Four of the City of Regina’s outdoor pools are set to open over the next few weeks, offering residents and families the opportunity to stay active and enjoy the summer. Regent Pool, Maple Leaf Pool and Buffalo Meadows Pool will open June 9. Massey Pool is undergoing essential concrete repairs, and an opening date will soon be announced.
New this year, all outdoor pools will have extended hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends in June and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in July and August. In addition to the extended hours, there will be many new and exciting programs for all ages.
Families can access $4 family swims, and young children will have dedicated preschool swim time. Youth will have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of activities including ‘try it’ events, weekend tournaments to participate in variety of non-competitive and competitive water activities, and a Toonie Teen Swim for ages 13-18.
Other new and returning activities include drop-in and registered swimming lessons, adapted swimming lessons, sessions offered by Aquatic Sport User Groups like synchronized swimming and water polo, Adapted Family Leisure Swim, Lifesaving Sport classes, Swim & Coffee and Aquacise.
All activities at Maple Leaf and Buffalo Meadows are free. Registration requirements, swim times and classes differ per pool.  Full details can be found in the Spring/Summer Leisure Guide and the What’s in Your Neighbourhood maps on Pool locations and admission fees can be found at
Construction is currently underway at Wascana Pool and it is expected to open in summer 2023.
If the outdoor pools are busy, don’t forget about the many city-owned spray pads available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. all summer long. Visit for a list of locations.

PVCA Scholarship for 2022

The PVCA proudly offers a $500 scholarship that is available to grade 12 students 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
The deadline for applications is May 15th, 2022.

PVCA Annual General Meeting – April 25th @ 7pm

The PVCA is holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday, April 2 25th at 7pm.  It will be conducted virtually using Zoom.

For the Zoom meeting link, please email

The major topic to be discussed is succession planning, as we are still hoping to confirm volunteers for the Chair, Secretary, Facilities Coordinator, and Newsletter Editor positions.

See below for our annual financial statements:

PVCA Balance Sheet – June 30, 2021

Profit and Loss Statement – June 30, 2021