Calling all teenagers–crack those pens, tablets or laptops and write your ‘Art’ out in flash fiction or poetry!
The SWG is pleased to announce that our Commemorate Canada Youth Writing Contest has returned! Youth (aged 13-19) are invited to submit an original piece of prose or poetry based on Saskatchewan art and artists. The restrictions for this theme, titled “Artistory”, are that each piece of prose or poetry should pertain to a Saskatchewan artist, work of art or writing, or Saskatchewan architecture. Jurors will select the top three submissions in both the prose and poetry categories.
Winners will receive a complimentary SWG student membership and gift card. They will also be invited to read their works at the Regina Farmers’ Market on June 25th for Canadian Multiculturalism Day.
Deadline for submissions is May 24, 2016.
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From the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region:
A few months ago, a survey was sent out to community associations from Health Promotion to gather data on community gardens in Regina. One of the outcomes of this survey was a map showing the locations of community gardens in Regina. This can be found at: http://foodregina.ca/2016/03/30/community-gardening-in-regina/ (must use an updated browser to view interactive map). The intention of the map is to help people locate community gardens in their neighbourhoods and learn more about community gardens in Regina.
Regina’s 8th Annual Jane’s Walk festival is set to take place from May 6th to May 8th in neighbourhoods across the city. Over the weekend hundreds of Regina residents will be taking part in community lead walks that celebrate the built and natural heritage, history and culture of our city. Jane’s Walks is a free event and is open for everyone to attend.
Jane’s Walks are lead by volunteer community members who are passionate about the everyday and the extraordinary in our city. This year’s edition of the festival includes eight walks taking place across the city. Some of this year’s walks include:
Victoria Park Heritage Conservation District – Led by Bernie Flaman
A look at the buildings and structures surrounding Victoria Park which provide a complete chronology of architectural styles of the 20th century.
Far Away Place – Not So Far Away – Led by Jim Elliott
An exploration of various features of Upper Wascana Lake including the history of the Saskatchewan Science Centre, Pelican Island, Far Away Place and the Habitat Conservation Area.
Design Lessons from the Cathedral Area Neighbourhood – Led by Bill Neher
A walking discussion about the components that make for a great walkable neighbourhood and what lessons we can apply in new neighbourhoods.
Walk for Peace and Justice – Led by PeaceQuest Regina
An examination of the horror of wars, past and present, as well as past and present injustices in our society, and the need to work for peace and justice.
For a complete list of walks including schedules, descriptions and maps, please visit the Jane’s Walks website at http://janeswalk.org/canada/regina/
Jane’s Walks is a global event inspired by the legacy of Jane Jacobs, one of the foremost urban thinkers of our times. Jane’s Walks inspire citizens to get to know their city and each other by getting out and walking. In 2015, Jane’s Walks were held in over 100 cities worldwide. To date, Regina has hosted over 75 walks throughout the city.
For more information, please contact:
Head Organizer, Jane’s Walk Regina
YAS (Young Athlete Sports School Inc.) will hold weekly basketball camps throughout this July and August at gyms in Regina. Everyone is invited to join, build their basketball skills, meet new friends and have lots and lots of fun at YAS summer camp.
YAS will have a camp for every level of athletic ability and playing experience in these age groups: 8 to 10, 10 to 12, 12 to 14, 14 to 16.
Each YAS camp will have a nominal registration fee with bursary assistance available upon request courtesy of the Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund (CIF).
In addition, YAS will also offer a free camp for each age group.
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Current and potential advertisers, remember that our next newsletter is a print edition published early in September, the deadline for ad submissions is July 31st, 2016. More details about advertising can be found here.
Registration for the spring soccer season is now open for the Regina West Zone Soccer Association. Early registration deadline is March 31, 2016 – No registrations accepted after May 16, 2016. Registration in all age groups is limited – please register early.
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Also, the Association is in immediate need of new volunteers for their Executive Board. More information can be found here.
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City-Wide Registration Information
To participate in any city-wide community association program, the following basic conditions apply:
A community association membership is required from your local community association. The fee is $10 per family per year. Memberships may be purchased through our membership co-coordinator or on registration night which is held twice a year. Community association memberships are non-refundable.
Registration for programs is received on a first come, first served basis. A minimum registration is required for each class to run.
Registrations will not be accepted by phone before registration night. If you are unable to attend the night of registration, ask a neighbour to register for you.
Registration forms for programs you wish to take that are offered through another community association are to be filled out at the PVCA registration night without payment. You will be contacted by the specific community association offering the class only if there are spaces available at which time payment arrangements will be made. Priority is given to the local residents of a community association before spaces for programs are filled from other community associations.