Not-Quite Sunday Roundup: Lots and Lots of Green, and a Little Blue

Riders Lose, Gas Prices Rise, and No Sunday Roundup? What’s going on?

What a strange weekend. Mrs Blogger and I went up to Waskesiu for the MS Bike Tour and all heck broke loose. We blew the September gasoline budget driving home then arrived to a mailbox full of flyers but no Sunday Sun. So this week we’re depending on my email inbox for news — but there’s a lot in there to talk about.

Men’s Cancer Forum

Hey guys — word is that there’s more to preventing cancer than eating broccoli and not smoking. The Canadian Cancer Society is hosting a Men’s Cancer Forum on September 19 at the Hotel Saskatchewan. It’s $15.00 and includes a broccoli free meal.

Guest speakers include urologist Dr. Kishore Visvanathan and Rider coach Ron Estay. Whether you are dealing with cancer or looking to prevent cancer, come out and learn something.

No really. It’s time we learned more about cancer. Go to this, fellas!

The Green Home Show

Buddy Mike over in Cathedral invited me to the Green Home Show [link is to the Facebook group] on September 22 at the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre. There’s a bit more detail on the unfortunately acronymed CACA website.

The CACA is sponsoring The Green Home Show – an open house crossed with a trade fair where you’ll get to sample the various options available when setting out to shrink your home’s ecological footprint.

The Green Home Show will be held Monday, September 22 at the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre between 7 and 9 pm. Admission is free.

The focus will be on clearing away the confusion around how you make your home a more environmentally sound place and giving you clear advice on what steps you should take to that end. You will meet experts on green construction methods, xeriscaping and composting, and there will be displays on bicycle commuting, alternative transportation, organic foods and a whole lot more.

Refreshments will be available. There will be a silent auction for many eco items – rain barrel, dual flush toilet, organic gardening supplies, eco-magazine subscriptions, and more !!

For more information or if you want to help out, call 757-9849 or email greenhomeregina@gmail.com.

I’ll be there. Hope you are too!

More Green: Project Porchlight

While walking through the Scarth Street Mall today I stumbled across the public launch of a new initiative called Project Porchlight. It’s a national movement that is sponsored in Saskatchewan by SaskPower.

Regular folk are encouraged to pick up free CFL lightbulbs and give them to their neighbours. Each bulb will save $40 in energy costs over its lifetime, which adds up quickly!

The Porchlight folk are looking for local organizers to pull together volunteer crews to do a city block, an apartment building, or a whole neighbourhood. Interested? Why not add your name in the comments and we’ll get an ad-hoc Green Crew together!

Art Gallery of Regina Gala

We received a very tasty poster from the Art Gallery of Regina (in the Neil Balkwill Centre, which is oh so close to Lakeview) promoting their annual gala on November 1st which is being held at the gallery. The gala features the culinary creations of Regina’s best chefs, sous chefs and pastry chefs (oh my!) and the musical stylings of the Rick Harris Jazz Trio, featuring Lakeview’s own Rick Harris! There is also a silent auction featuring Saskatchewan artists, jewelers and designers.

Only $25.00 per ticket if you get them in advance. And you can get tickets by calling 522-5940.

Fighting the Blues — Regina Folk Festival Concert Series

If you’re still suffering from withdrawl after another wildly successful Regina Folk Festival , you can recover a little bit by checking out Ron Sexsmith at the Exchange on October 1st.

Closest tix to Lakeview are at Bird Films, and they are also available at Vintage Vinyl and SCES. Other concerts in the series are Alex Cuba (Yay!) on October 17th and Carolyn Mark (Oh my goodness she’s good!) on November 14.

Photo Credit: Conform

Author: Mark

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