Announcements from other Organizations
Call for Nominations – SaskCulture Board of Directors
SaskCulture is seeking volunteers for the SaskCulture Board of Directors. SaskCulture strives to build a culturally vibrant future in which all citizens of Saskatchewan individually and collectively, celebrate, value and support participation in and access to cultural experience. Positions to be filled include the president role and three, two-year term positions with demonstrated knowledge in First Nations heritage, arts, and/or multiculturalism, as well as one Membership at Large position.
The complete application package for the SaskCulture Board is available on the SaskCulture website.
Lieutenant Governor’s Heritage Awards 2018
The Heritage Awards, administered by Heritage Saskatchewan, are presented annually by the Lieutenant Governor. The Awards provide an opportunity to recognize heritage projects that build resilient and sustainable communities for the future. In recognizing success stories, the Awards program celebrates, inspires, encourages and catalyzes the safeguarding of Saskatchewan’s rich and diverse Living Heritage for generations to come.
Organizations, businesses, and all levels of government are eligible to be recognized in the following four categories:
1. Community Development
2. Public Outreach
3. Physical Heritage Conservation
4. Intangible Cultural Heritage
Any individual, organization, business, or government body, may submit a nomination. Nominations Procedures: Submit nominations to Heritage Saskatchewan by email, mail, or courier: firstname.lastname@example.org | 200 – 2020 – 11th Avenue, Regina SK S4P 0J3. Deadline for submissions is April 27th, 2018.
Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society Addresses Reconciliation
The Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society (SHFS) issued a news release today that points out the resistance by many to accept the true impact of the settler society, particularly its impact on Indigenous peoples. The release notes the important role historians and folklorists play in reconciliation efforts, through ensuring that the history of Canada, and in particular the prairies, includes and reflects the experiences of First Nations and Métis people. The release follows a February 23 op-ed piece about reconciliation in the Leader-Post by Keith Thor Carlson, president of SHFS’ board of directors.
Volunteer Development Workshop
Prairie Central District for Sport, Culture and Recreation has extended the registration deadline for its Volunteer Development Workshop, taking place March 23 & 24, 2018 in Manitou Beach. Registrations are now being accepted until March 9th; visit the website for more details including how to register.
Cannabis 101 in the Workplace
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is holding a series of daylong sessions throughout the province, targeted at employers who are unsure of what their workplace-related rights and responsibilities will be once legal cannabis comes into effect. The sessions will happen between March 19 and April 5 in the following communities: Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Swift Current, Yorkton and Estevan. Visit the SCC’s event calendar to get more information.
Join the Katimavik National Experience!
Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism. Discover Canada. Discover yourself.
This fully-immersive 6-month program brings together 11 young adults who share and manage a Katimavik house while living in two different communities. Volunteers will spend 3 months in an English-speaking community and 3 months in a French-speaking community. The group will be accompanied by a Project Leader, who resides in the house to mentor and facilitate the life-changing experience.
Apply now for this life-changing, 6-month volunteer experience! Open to ages 18 – 25. Apply at https://katimavik.org/en/we-offer/national-experience/
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
Forward Currents Festival – Listen and Hear: Towards Prairie Reconciliation
March 2 – 4, 2018 | MacKenzie Art Gallery
The goal of the RSO’s inaugural Forward Currents Festival is to inspire essential conversation about Truth and Reconciliation in our community. This year’s headliners highlights some of Canada’s tremendous artistic talent with performances by West Coast Indigenous mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, East Coast Indigenous composer and vocalist Jeremy Dutcher, New Dance Horizons artists Edward Poitras and Robin Poitras, Muskoday First Nation’s hip-hop artist Eekwol, Métis jazz singer Andrea Menard, as well as by the RSO and music director Gordon Gerrard.
Information and tickets:
Download Poster: RSO Forward Currents Festival (pdf)
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 email@example.com 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.
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.