Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers

Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers… what does this make you think of?  Read on and see if you can help. 

Though awareness of the AIDS pandemic in Africa is increasing, it is still shocking to read that an estimated 18 to 20 million African children will be orphaned because of this virus.  Imagine the social crisis and the impact on already devastated families.  In particular, it is the African grandmothers who are impacted and left to carry the burden.  As first-hand witnesses to the horror of the AIDS virus, these women are not only helplessly watching their own children suffer and perish, they are also taking on overwhelming responsibilities as primary caregivers for their orphaned grandchildren.  Many of these women, often suffering unimaginable hardships, are single handedly caring for as many as ten to fifteen children with no support and limited resources.   

In response to this crisis, a group of Regina and area woman have formed Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers.  In 2006, G4G Regina was formed and by 2009, they received the YWCA Women of Distinction Teamwork Award!  Their membership is growing and through their efforts, tens of thousands of dollars have been raised to support the grandmothers of Africa.  G4G Regina’s efforts help to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation (http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/) which provides direct assistance to grassroots organizations in Africa. Half a world away, this group of Regina grandmothers are making a difference and you can too!   

G4G Regina is holding their 4th Annual African Evening Fundraising dinner – a great meal for a great cause.  Tickets are available at Ten Thousand Villages and Bach and Beyond.  See the poster below for more information or call 781-2946.

Take a minute to check out their http://grandmothers4grandmothersregina.com and see if you can get involved! 

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Building on a Dream

3 DAY BUILD FOR A NEW STAFF CABIN

June 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2010

Lumsden Beach Camp needs a new staff cabin and they are looking for volunteers to help build it!  Check out their website at  http://threedaybuild.blogspot.com for more information as well as the humorous backstory leading up to this 3 day build!
There are many ways you can help out.   Here are some ideas as to what they need:

Volunteers to work at the build.  

 Volunteers are required to pre-reigister.  They need volunteers of every kind – from skilled professionals, such as dry wallers and electricians, to anyone with just 1/2 a day to spare!   If you are interested in volunteering please visit their website and complete the volunteer registration form.  If you have questions please call Janet Robinson at 352-6617 or emailjj.robinson@sasktel.net. 

Donations of baking.  

 They need muffins, puffed wheat cake, rice krispie cake, cookies and frozen unbaked pies. Please email ynotu@lumsdenbeachcamp.com to arrange a drop off.

Money.

 Of course, they need help to pay for the new building.  Every donation, big or small, helps
Here’s what your donation can buy.

$25 – Doorknob

$40 – 10 feet of siding
$55 – Locking doorknob
$75 – Door
$100 – 100 sq ft of shingles

$350 — Window 

If you are able to help out in any way, please mark your cheques 3-Day Build and mail them to LBC, Box 27116, Regina, SK S4R 8R8 or check out their website to donate securely online. 

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Volunteers Needed for YARA-Grow Regina Community Gardens

Looking for a volunteer opportunity that enables you to spend more time outdoors? YARA-Grow Regina Community Garden located at McLeod Park, 3500 Queen Street may be your match – green thumbs not required.

Grow Regina and its members dedicates 15% of the garden plots to grow vegetables for donation to the Food Bank. These Food Bank plots require the support of volunteers to prepare the soil, plant, water, weed and harvest. Grow Regina has a long term vision to develop this Community Garden into a world class facility through improvements and upgrades planned over the next several years as funding materializes.

If you are interested in supporting this cause but would prefer to be indoors, you can still help out. There are several committees working throughout the year, not just during the garden season, to plan, organize and
dream of new ways to improve your gardening experience.

If donating your time is not an option, Grow Regina now accepts cash donations in lieu of volunteering.

If you would like to learn more please visit their website http://growregina.ca/volunteer or contact Grow Regina by
email at contact@growregina.ca or phone 352-4813.

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PlayEscapes Summer Drop In Program

The school year is coming to a close and your little scholar can’t wait for his or her summer freedom. If your child is like most, that summer freedom buzz lasts for a few weeks at best before they start moaning “I’m bored! There’s nothing to do!” Well, good news: the City of Regina is offering a boredom buster summer drop in program called PlayEscapes.

PlayEscapes is a FREE come and go program for children entering Kindergarten (must be 5 years old by December 31, 2010) through Grade 7. The program runs Monday through Friday, July 5 to August 13 (no program August 2), from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Self-directed play is the key to the PlayEscapes program. Children engage in play they select by themselves, and are encouraged to explore and discover activities they enjoy most. Through self-directed play, children become more active and creative in the play environment while gaining a sense of freedom and choice. PlayEscapes welcomes children and youth with disabilities. Participants who may need assistance during the program are required to bring an attendant.

The site location closest to the Lakeview area is the South Leisure Center, 170 Sunset Drive. Please contact REACH at 347-3224 for more information or to find other site locations.

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LCA Family Fun Day!

 

The Regina Lakeview Community Association is hosting its first ever Family Fun Day.  Saturday, June 26th, 2010 from 11-3 pm at Kiwanis Park.  The day will consist of activities to keep the kids busy, give the adults a chance to visit and meet some fellow Lakeview residents.  There will be games and food for everyone to enjoy.

We have chosen numerous events and activities to provide hours of fun for the entire family, both young and old!
Dunk Dad in the Dunk Tank
Bounce away in the Bouncy House
Test your skills on the soccer field
Fish for treasures in the Lakeview Pond
Indulge in Snokones, Cotton Candy, Popcorn and Hot Dogs

While we are out to have fun we are also out to support a local charity, Creative Kids.  Creative Kids is a new charitable giving program designed to reduce the social and financial barriers for children and youth who wish to participate in arts and cultural activities in Saskatchewan.  Funding would be available for activities such as; dance classes, theatre workshops, music instruction and many other creative programs.  Visit http://www.creativekidssask.ca for more information.

Please mark this day on your calendar, bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun!

Visit http://www.lcaregina.ca for the most up to date information and be sure to subscribe for our updates!

See you on June 26th, trust me you don’t want to miss this!

 

 

 

 

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Next LCA Meeting is Monday May 10

It's getting near the end of our year but there's still lots to do in LCA-land.  We're close to announcing our super-fantabulous Family Fun Day, there's talk of re-energizing a neighbourhood watch program and we're setting the lineup for our fall programs.  Plus the usual odds and sods of winter things we haven't cleaned up.

It's also the last official meeting in which Mark Dyck will be Chairperson. So if you were planning on hurling eggs or rotten fruit stop putting things off and come out to the May meeting.  You're running out of time.

So many reasons to attend.  Will you be there?

LCA May Meeting
Monday May 10, 7PM
Athabasca School (in the Library)

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