Canada 150 Skating Day
Canadians are helping close the Canada 150 year in a most Canadian way! Have you heard? The call has gone out: On December 10, the Government of Canada is inviting the whole country to glide into winter by participating in Canada 150 Skating Day!
Buffy Saint-Marie and the Regina Symphony Orchestra: Journey through Truth and Reconciliation
The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is undertaking a major partnership with Buffy Sainte-Marie promoting truth and reconciliation within our province. The partnership began with a concert on October 11, 2017 and continues with a tour to First Nation’s communities with Buffy in the spring. It’s a massive project, but one that the RSO is extremely excited to be a part of! Learn more
Inaugural Canahari Summer School
In 2018, the first Canahari Summer School will be offered in Regina. It will be an opportunity to engage children and youth through authentic multicultural education in arts, sports, crafts and languages. Find out how you and your cultural association can be involved. Visit us today at www.canahari.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Toolkit workshop Series
The Community Research Unit, along with the Regina Public Interest Research Group, STOPS to Violence, and the U of R Career & Professional Development Office offers diverse workshops and other great professional development opportunities to students, faculty and community members in the Toolkit Workshop Series.
Next workshop: Communicating Effectively Online via Facebook and E-News on December 20 at 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the First Nations University. Register online today!
Call for Heritage Saskatchewan Board Nominations
Have you ever wanted to be Heritage Saskatchewan board member? The call for nominations will open this week – check our website regularly for the announcement!
Canada 150 Video Series
Food is a major part of everyone’s living heritage: this Canada 150 series video and blog post joins three generations of the Haque/Ashique family of Regina as they prepare food together – including a traditional curry dish which is made especially for Eid celebrations.
Culture Days Organizer Survey
If you organized a Culture Days 2018 activity, you still have time to complete our short online survey and give your feedback; it will be available until December 15, 2017.
Save the Date – Resilience & Respect: Canada 150 & Beyond Gatherings
SaskCulture’s Canada 150 project, funded by Canadian Heritage, called Resilience & Respect: Canada 150 & Beyond, is drawing to an end. Our project partners – the Buffalo People Arts Institute, Gabriel Dumont Institute, Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre, Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writing Circle Inc., and Saskatchewan Arts Board – worked throughout the year on cultural programming that highlighted the resilience of Indigenous peoples, cultures and languages. It is now SaskCulture’s turn to deliver its part of the project – please save the date(s):
The Saskatoon gathering will focus on examining how the province’s cultural community can move forward together with Indigenous cultural organizations in a manner that is respectful, collaborative and meaningful.
The two-day gathering in Regina will provide youth-focused programming during the day and public programming in the evening.
Both are FREE to attend and will provide the opportunity to network with the project partners; learn about the work they have carried out in 2017; direct focus to “the beyond” part of the Respect and Resilience which is youth engagement; and ignite dialogue about how the province’s cultural community can move forward together respectfully, collaboratively and meaningfully.
Details will be shared on SaskCulture’s website as soon as they are confirmed.
Welcome to Regina – Immigration Portal
Regina officially launched the Welcome to Regina website, which was designed specifically for immigrants, to provide them with the information they need to succeed in Regina. The website was developed in partnership with stakeholders based on consultations with immigrants, immigrant-serving organizations and partners. The website focuses on ease of navigation and provides first-point-of-contact that allows immigrants to find information and sources they need to settle in Regina.
Get involved with INVOLVE!
Are you, do do you know, a newcomer who wants to develop community leadership skills? Integrating Newcomers With Volunteer Opportunities to add Leadership Value through Education (INVOLVE) is offering workshops in Regina during March to help newcomers develop skills needed for community leadership. Visit the Regina Open Door Society to learn more.