LCA Weekend Edition: Films, Fundraisers and a Race

Queen City Marathon is Sunday!

One last reminder before I head outside to start chalking up the street — the Queen City Marathon comes through Lakeview on Sunday morning.   Pour a coffee, head outside and cheer on the runners!

Home Economics For Living Fundraiser

The Regina Home Economics for Living  Project (HELP) is an extremely useful and worthwhile organization.  They help people who are struggling to get by, by teaching basic cooking, shopping and home management skills.  They are holding a fundraiser dinner at Melrose Place on Wednesday September 10 at 6PM.  Tickets are available from Carol Brouhers, the interim Executive Director. 347-7877.

Davin Home Tour

Ever wonder what some of those big old homes in the Crescents looked like on the inside?  Now you can find out!  Davin School is organizing home tours as a fundraiser on Saturday, September 13.  Contact Cheryl Rego at davintour@gmail.com for ticket information, or head over to Crocus and Ivy on Hill Avenue.

Community Forum on Healthy Communities, Sustainable Transportation

With gas prices spiraling out of control, the fine folks who organize Transport 2000 are more needed than ever.  They are holding a Community Forum on Prairie Rail and Healthy Communities on Saturday, September 13, 2:30PM at Knox Metropolitan Church, 2340 Victoria Avenue.

Rod Haugerud, mayor of Craik will speak.  Mr. Haugerud is part of a company working to buy the rail line between Davidson and Regina as a step towards freight and passenger service between Regina and Saskatoon.

Dan Beveridge will lead a workshop on “Climate Change and Sustainable Transportation: Problems and Possibilities”

If you get there early, check out the Transport 2000 Annual General Meeting at 2:00PM.

For more information, contact Catherine at 569-7699

Films by Alexandre Trudeau at the RPL Film Theatre

In preparation for two talks by Alexandre Trudeau on September 17 (for the Regina Public Library and Big Brothers), the Friends of Regina Public Library are pleased to present the FILMS of Alexandre Sacha Trudeau on Monday Sept 8th, at 7 pm, at the RPL Film Theatre. Admission is free.

The RPL Film Theatre will show two of his films, Embedded in Iraq and The Fence.

In 2003 Mr. Trudeau slipped into Baghdad shortly before U.S.- led invasion. For six weeks during the bombing campaign he lived with an Iraqi family to tell the story from their perspective. This culminated in the 60-minute documentary film for the CTV program W5, Embedded in Iraq. From there he continued to produce films about controversial topics, including The Fence (2004) a documentary that shed light on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, where he spent a summer with families on opposing sides of the Israeli security barrier in the West Bank.

Photo Credits: shawnson and rachaelvoorhees.

Author: Mark

I'm a community volunteer, writer, committed family guy and professional artisan bread baker, not necessarily in that order.