AGM

October 21, 2013 by  
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The LCA AGM will be held Oct.22 at 7pm at Lakeview School.

Thinking about volunteering in your community? Come out to the meeting, and meet the awesome people that make up the LCA committee. We have several vacancies and we need you!

Hope to see you there!

SCRABBLE for AFRICA

October 7, 2013 by  
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A fundraiser in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Campaign

DATE: Sunday October 27, 2013, 2:00 to 4:15 p.m. (check-in from 1:15-2:00 p.m.)

LOCATION: All Saints Anglican Church Parish Hall, 142 Massey Road, Regina

Ours is no ordinary SCRABBLE tournament. We’re modifying conventional rules, encouraging both individual and team participation. We’re not looking for great SCRABBLE players; we’re looking for great people to play SCRABBLE! To register, please contact Bev at 306-347-0819, bevg2@accesscomm.ca, then collect pledges and come out to play a friendly game of Scrabble, earn prizes, enjoy refreshments and an afternoon of fun, all for a good cause.

Scrabble Poster 2013

Don’t forget about soccer registration!

February 21, 2013 by  
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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.

The Fall 2012 Program Date and Time Information is Back Up

October 11, 2012 by  
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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. 

Come to Our Candidate’s Forum!

September 27, 2012 by  
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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: 

 

Candidates Forum 

Tuesday, October 2

Lakeviw School (3100 20th Ave.) 

7:30 PM 

We hope to see you there!

Fall Registration and Our First Meeting!

September 8, 2012 by  
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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.

Your Help is Urgently Needed

August 9, 2012 by  
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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:

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- 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!

If you are able to help us out, we would like that a lot! Contact either Bob or Carrie and they will get back to you.

 

Lakeview- “Where all the Expensive Houses are Being Built”

July 11, 2012 by  
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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!

More on Athabasca School

June 25, 2012 by  
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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.  

 So the moral of the story here is that when it comes to the development of large areas of land in the middle of a neighbourhood, the citizens have no say at all. By the time the public is notified regarding the sale of the land, the deal has already been made. No consultation with citizens. No consultation with the community. Somebody needs to stand up and do something about development issues in our neighbourhood. It won’t be me, because I don’t have the time. But perhaps a new committee will be formed to deal with these issues? (Stay tuned for exiting announcement!)

LCA’s 3rd Annual Family Fun Day

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!

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