Volunteers Needed for PVCA Executive Positions

The PVCA is seeking volunteers to fill two of its Executive Committee positions:

Secretary – Recording and distribution of Executive meeting minutes and other applicable communications.

Program Coordinator – Research and develop potential new programs for the PVCA, collect fees for courses, manage contracts and payments with instructors,.

For more information on either role, please contact us.

Seasonal Dog Parks Closed in Preparation for Ice Skating

Reminder:  Seasonal Dog Parks closed for the season on September 30. Over the next couple weeks, crews will be flooding outdoor rinks in preparation for skating ice. ⛸️ Please stay out of the boarded and non-boarded rink sites, so the ice can freeze properly.

Dependent on weather, the rinks will open around December 21.

Check out Regina.ca/winterfun for the latest updates regarding rinks and availability of outdoor warming shacks.

How to Register for Fall 2020 PVCA Classes via the Shop Page

The registration process for the PVCA’s Fall 2020 Programs will take place exclusively online at pvca.ca/shop.  Phone numbers and email addresses are required.  Because all of the programs are taking place virtually, having a correct email address on file is essential for your instructor to be able to send your invitations to sessions.

  1.  If this is your first order for Fall 2020 please remember to add a membership to your cart if you do not already have a valid 2020/2021 Community Association membership.  We accept memberships from all other CAs in the city.  If you already have a PVCA or other CA’s membership, please provide the number in the Order Notes section (more on this later).
  2. Add the classes and the quantity of registrations needed for each class to your cart, then when you are ready select Proceed to Checkout.
  3. Another important note regarding Karate classes, please be sure to select the product that correct for your situation (i.e.:  selecting a Family membership if you have two or more people signing up).  Use the Order Notes section to provide the names and contact information for each individual as applicable.
  4. When checking out, provide us with the necessary contact information for participants if it is NOT captured in the required billing details, an example is shown:

5.  If purchasing a Membership, you will be required to provide your Family name to complete the order.

Press Release from the Regina Public Library – Re-opening Planned for July 13

The following press release is from the Regina Public Library:

‘Regina Public Library (RPL) will not open its doors next week, despite receiving notice from the Province of Saskatchewan that Phase 4.2 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan will begin on Monday, June 29.

“Our community has been waiting for this, and we’re thrilled to know that we’ll be welcoming customers back to our spaces very soon, but we need a bit more time to prepare for a safe re-opening,” said Kevin Saunderson, Senior Manager, Corporate Services.

The library is working to re-open all RPL locations, including its downtown Central Library, by July 13.

In the meantime, RPL is reviewing safety and social distancing protocols outlined in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan’s workplace guidelines for libraries, museums and art galleries that were released on June 23, along with requirements from the Saskatchewan Health Authority and recommendations from the Canadian Urban Libraries Council, and will be making necessary changes to its facilities and operating procedures. These changes, along with process to recall laid off employees and prepare staff to work under new conditions, will take some time. 

“When we re-open, it will be a different library experience, adapted to support social distancing,” said Saunderson.

Hours will be reduced to match RPL’s current customer service hotline and curbside pickup hours, opening from 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Saturday, and from 1:00 to 5:00pm on Sundays.

The public can also expect to see limits on the number of people allowed in its spaces, movement toward one-way traffic within the library, and other changes to ensure the safety of both library staff and customers.

While re-opening plans are implemented, Regina Public Library will continue to offer customers access to curbside pickup and digital offerings, including eBooks and other content, learning opportunities, and program experiences, available online at www.reginalibrary.ca.’

PlayEscapes Begins July 13 – Pre-Registration Required

PlayEscapes, the City of Regina’s inclusive summer program for children and youth, will launch on July 13, 2020 as permitted under Phase Four of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan. While typically a drop-in program, to adapt to current public health guidelines, pre-registration will be required for this summer. Pre-registration starts Wednesday, June 24.

PlayEscapes offers leader-facilitated play opportunities for children entering Kindergarten through Grade 7 to help develop and foster life skills, creativity, imagination, positive self-image and promote a physically active lifestyle in a welcoming space.

The program will be held Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. starting July 13 until August 21. It will run at eight different locations throughout Regina. Lunches are also provided for PlayEscapes participants by REACH and Chili for Children.

To comply with public health guidelines and ensure safety for all participants, their families, and City staff, modifications have been made to the program, including:

-enhanced cleaning and sanitizing measures
-introduction of games and activities that incorporate social distancing protocols and minimize contact between participants and with staff;
-focus on outdoor activities with access to indoor facilities when needed
-maximum of 15 participants per site
-designated zones for drop-off and pick-up

For locations and to register for PlayEscapes online, visit Regina.ca/playescapes or call 306-777-7529 (PLAY). For more information about the City’s drop-in programs for children and youth, visit Regina.ca.

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