This is just a friendly reminder that the registration dates for the 2013 Outdoor Soccer Season are fast approaching. Late registrations will be accepted only to fill vacant spots on teams. In order to avoid dissappointment, be sure to make it to the following registration days at the South Leisure Center, 170 Sunset Dr.
#1: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7-9 PM
#2: Saturday March 9, 2013 9-11 AM
for more information, visit our soccer page.
Ok, so I messed up and deleted the document with the dates and times for the fall programs. Apparently, some of you complained. Well I apologize. Mistakes happen, ok? The document is back for your viewing pleasure, you can find it under ‘program dates and times’ or by clicking here.
The Lakeview Planning Committee is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Candidates forum, featuring mayoral candidates for the 2012 civic election, as well as Ward 2′s candidates for city council. If you have questions, concerns you would like to address, or just want to rant about all of the problems that our city faces, then come on down! Here are the deets:
Tuesday, October 2
Lakeviw School (3100 20th Ave.)
We hope to see you there!
The LCA is excited to be starting off the 2012-2013 year with our first meeting this Monday, September 10. The meeting will be from 7-8PM at Lakeview School. We hope to see you there!
As well, our fall registration night is the day after, on Tuesday September 11, from 7-8PM at Lakeview School. Be sure to register on that day as programs fill up fast!
Something to note: The Zumba Class that is scheduled to be on Thursdays this fall has been cancelled due to the instructor being unavailable. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Us folks at the LCA are in a bit of a bind. We have lots of plans for the future, but we are running out of people to help with these plans! People keep getting pregnant. Or move away to Harbour Landing. If you have ever considered volunteering in the community, but didn’t think you had the time, working with the LCA is the perfect opportunity! The commitment is only a few hours a month, and you recieve amazing benefits such as:
- The Satisfaction of making a difference in the community
- Working with an amazing bunch of people who take community work seriously, but not too seriously.
- Cake on your birthday, if you mention it at the previous meeting.
- $100 to use towards any LCA program.
- Tickets to the South Zone’s “Volunteer Appreciation Night”, the swankiest volunteer event of the year.
- And so much more!
We hope that you, or someone you know, can help us out. We are currently looking for people to fill the following positions:
Secretary- The secretary is a vital role in our association. None of us have neat handwriting, so our lack of a secretary has become a problem. Things have gotten so bad that the minutes of our last meeting had to be written on the back of a napkin. Your duty as secretary would be to record the minutes of our meetings as well as circulate minutes of previous meetings. A printer and ink are provided. No experience is necessary, we would be happy to help you learn the ropes!
Program Coordinator- Janet, our current program coordinator, has a lot of commitments. Janet is hoping to take a step back and help the person who wants to take on this role. This job involves a bit more commitment, as you are required to coordinate and organize all of our community programs. This may sound scary, but after awhile it pretty much runs itself. Once again, no experience is necessary, we will be here to help you every step of the way!
Special Projects Coordinator- Billie-Jo, our previous special projects coordinator, surprised us all when she stabbed us in the back and moved to the deep south (Harbour Landing). Just kidding Billie-Jo, we appreciate all the work you have done and are going to miss you a lot! Anyhoo, the special projects coordinator handles all applications for community grants, as well as any projects that do not fall into anyone else’s roles. An example of this would be helping out with the planning of special events, such as our family fun day.
Membership Coordinator- Now here is a job for anyone with access to a word processing program. All you need to do is take our membership cards, type them out onto a computer, and keep the list up to date. A simple job that would help us out a great deal!
I love reading about Regina history. Sure It’s a little nerdy, but it is a guilty pleasure of mine, and since many of you know me only by my first name I have no problem admitting it out here on the interwebs. Anyways, I was flipping through an old Regina history book and found a neat advertisement from when our neighbourhood was being established. If there is anything I like more than Regina history it is Lakeview history. The ad was sort of neat, and I thought it was definately worth posting here for all to see. In case you are having a hard time seeing the image, here are the reasons that you should build in Lakeview, circa 1914:
- Lakeview is just across the street from the parliament buildings.
- Lakeview is the highest property in the city of Regina.
- Lakeview is where all the expensive homes are being built.
- Lakeview is an absolute sure proposition.
- The city of Regina is building in the direction of Lakeview- it is the only natural direction in which the city can grow!
Other ammenities of building in lakeview, besides being able to live next door to people with loads of cash, included the fact that streetcar service was to run to Lakeview as well as the fact that Albert Street was about to be paved- all the way to 21st Avenue! With lots starting at only $100, you truly could not afford to be without some Lakeview property!
I love it when people send me emails about the posts that I write. For one thing, it tells me that people are actually reading my blog posts, which makes writing them seem slightly more worthwhile. As well, sometimes people have more information than I do, and I can learn a thing or two. Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about Athabasca School becoming a Sikh temple, and that the city was not doing a very good job at communicating with citizens in the area regarding this whole process. Cindy Dyck (who happens to be a former LCA executive member) read my blog post and, as it turns out, also attended the open house. Here is what she had to say about the transfer of Athabasca School to the Sikh Society:
The school and property are owned by Regina Public Schools. When a school is closed and RPS wants to disperse the property, the City has first right of refusal. So purchasing the building and property was first offered to the City; they had no plans for the land so refused.
Following the City’s refusal, RPS put out the “Request for Proposals”. This is the point where developers, the Sikh group, etc, submit their “bid” for the property. RPS determines which bid they want to accept (who knows what criteria they’re looking at) and that’s about it. Once Regina Public Schools decides whose bid they’re accepting, then the city seems to take over with regard to neighbourhood notification, running the open house, etc.
So you seem to have one group making the decision (RPS) and another group dealing with the public(City of Regina), so it’s no wonder noone can provide answers at the public meetings. There seems to be quite a void if you would like to be able to provide input as a community with regard to how the community would like to see the property used. It appears that the only avenue is to go to the open house after the decision has already been made. Not a very good system especially if you are at all interested in the growth and vitality of your community.
That time of the year is back! That’s right, it’s time for the Lakeview Community Association’s 3rd Annual Family Fun Day! Last year was a great success, and each year our turnout has grown. We hope that this year will be our best turnout yet! Meet us at Kinsmen Park South (on Kings Road) on Saturday June 23 anytime between 11AM and 3PM for some food and fun. Hotdogs and Drinks will be provided for only $2, as well as cotton candy for $1. Activities will include:
- Fish pond (with great prizes!)
- Bouncy house
- Face Painting
- Raffle Table (With some GREAT gift packages from neighbourhood sponsors)
As well, since Family Fun Day is being held at Kinsmen Park South, feel free to bring your bathing suits for some fun on the spray pad!
LCA memberships will also be availible for only $5. This would also be a great opportunity to talk to one of our friendly and approachable board members about one of the many easy and enriching volunteer opportunities we have available. We look forward to seeing you there!
PLEASE NOTE: Location Change. Previously, our Family Fun Days have taken place at Kiwanis Park. However, due to a scheduling conflict, we have had to move to Kinsmen Park South this year. Please do not show up at Kiwanis, as you will miss out on all of the fun!
We at the Lakeview Community Association believe that we are fortunate to live in such a lovely and well kept neighbourhood. Unfortunately, some people (mainly kids with nothing better to do) don’t see it that way, and take to the streets armed with cans of spray paint to damage private and public property. This winter, our community sign at Hill Ave. and Montague Street was tagged, and it caused a great inconvience to Marci, our “sign lady” who had organize the sign to be cleaned up. Recently the city has advised us on what needs to be done if you notice graffiti in our neighbourhood.
Record. Take a photo of the graffiti. This helps the Regina Police Service investigate and find repeat graffiti offenders.
Report. Report all graffiti incidents by calling the Regina Police Service at 777-6500. The police will provide you with information on how to submit information as well as a photo. This can also be done online.
Remove. This is the most important part to keep our neighbourhood looking “ship-shape.” Be sure to remove graffiti as soon as possible, as a quick response has also been shown to prevent graffiti from reoccuring.
Follow these steps and help keep Lakeview the best looking neighbourhood in Regina!
*if this tagline sounds familiar, it is because it is stolen from a newspaper cover which appeared on the Corner Gas episode “Grad 68.”
As you have probably noticed, things have been pretty quiet around here lately. I could list off many excuses as to why that is, but the honest truth is just that I have been busy with school. Also, I coordinate the outdoor soccer program and that takes up a large chunk of time that I could be using towards writing new posts. Its not that there is no community news. In fact, there’s plenty! I have a few good ‘posts in the making’ that I have started, and will finish- just as soon as finals are over (Really! I promise!). Here are a few posts that you can stay tuned for:
-Why having a community garden plot is awesome and everyone in the city should probably have one
- The city of Regina is proposing to close both of the tennis courts in Lakeview, and something should probably be done about that.
-What the heck is going on with that huge chunk of property formerly known as Athabasca school?
-Information about our upcoming Family Fun Day
-The LCA needs more programs, and more volunteers.
- and probably much more!
Also, if anyone has anything they feel is newsworthy community information, please do not hesitate to email me