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 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.

The Next LCA Meeting is September 8

Summer is officially over with the start of Meeting Season!  Some school councils have already kicked things off, and the LCA starts our year in earnest next week!

LCA Meeting

Tuesday, September 8, 2008 at 7:00PM

Lakeview School Library

Call James at (306) 464-2121 or drop us a note for more information.

Let’s kick off the new LCA year with a great meeting.

Come see what we’re up to.

Share your ideas.

Everyone is welcome.

Join in the fun!

Photo Credit: lambdachialpha on Flickr

September 9: City Wide Community Program Registration

If you are interested in signing up for ANY Community Association program, whether run by Lakeview or any other community association, you only need to come to one place.  Our place!

Lakeview Community Association

City Wide Program Registration Night

Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Athabasca School Lunch Room

Princess Drive and Coronation Street

Tables will be set up for all Lakeview programs.  There will also be a ‘City Wide’ table where you can register for programs from other community associations.

Please keep in mind that it’s time to renew your community membership!  Each membership is $5 and covers your household for one year.  Memberships will be available at the registration night.

See you there!

Photo credit:  Proggie on Flickr

Keeping the Cover on Graffiti

The City sent us an overview of their “Wipe Out Graffiti” program on the email today and asked that we pass it along.

In an earlier post, we mentioned that the City has free paint available to remove graffiti from dumpsters. But what if it’s not on dumpsters? Unless your property is a pale brown, you’re on your own to remove the graffiti. It’s pretty important you remove it, since according to the letter:

Whenever you find graffiti on your property, remove it quickly. It doesn’t matter if it’s a residential property or a business — graffiti must be removed. If you don’t remove it, the City can order you to do the work. If you still don’t remove the graffiti, the City can send out a crew to remove it and charge the cost to your taxes.

Why the concern? They explain:

One of the problems is that graffiti begets graffiti. If graffiti is allowed to remain in a neighbourhood, other “taggers” or graffiti “artists” will add to the mess. The more graffiti they see, the more graffiti they make. It’s important that graffiti be removed from all property as quickly as possible.


It’s believed that graffiti can lead to bigger crimes. That’s why the Regina Police Service is involved with the graffiti problem. They are working hard to apprehend those creating graffiti and have assigned a special detail to the problem.

If you see graffiti on city property, you can call 777-7000 and someone will come out and remove it.

So there you have it. Keep an eye on the back fence and keep some paint handy. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Photo Credits: daquella manera and detritus and on Flickr

45 Local Recreational Programs to Keep You Warm This Winter

Last week I talked about the City Program Guide, which lists all the recreational programs run by the City of Regina and city Community Associations.  This week the Leader Post published a 32 page advertising supplement which features a wide array of private recreational activities.  (is that the right word?  Maybe  “non-City’ activities?)  There must be a couple hundred programs listed, but here are  some that are linkable (in the order they’re listed):

Really Good Unclassifiable Programs

Water Sports

Ice Sports

Contact Sports

Fitness and Flexibility

Gymnastics and Gymnasiums

Music Classes

Drama and Dance

Art Classes

Languages, Tutoring and  Adult Education

Sunday Roundup: Skateboards, Soccer and Grandmas!

The Labour Day flyer stack was thicker than ever this week. Let’s see what we can find about Lakeview or Communities this week:

Lakeview Skater Goes to Nationals!

( Sunday Sun ) Congratulations to Lakeview 12 year old Jesse Nichols who was the youngest skateboarder at the recent DG national skateboarder competition in Montreal where he competed against men twice his age. Well done!

In other news, the Sun reports that the new Skate Park in Wascana Centre (which was the source of a heated debate in Lakeview and other neighbourhoods) is doing very well and is an asset to the neighbourhood.  Says one neighbour, “So far, it’s been a good neighbour and we really like how the city and Wascana Centre Authority cleaned up that area.”   The IMAX concession is stocking extra drinks for the skaters, so it appears to be good for business too.

Grandmas Helping Grandmas

In the same Sunday Sun there is a great interview with Bev Greenfield, who is part of Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers,   a national organization of women who help grandmothers in Africa care for their orphaned grandchildren.  The children have been orphaned due to the AIDS pandemic which is sweeping sub-saharan Africa.

The Regina G4G chapter is holding a garage sale on Saturday, September 6 from9-4 at the Cathedral Recreation Centre to raise money to send to Africa.  Please check it out!

Queen City Marathon is Next Sunday

The eighth running of the Queen City Marathon is Sunday, September 7th and a good chunk of the course goes through Lakeview.  They can still use some volunteers and are always looking for fans to cheer the runners on.

The Lakeview section is right at the end of the race, when the runners need all the support they can get.  Come out and clap, cheer, sing and shout!  The Lakeview leg starts at the Les Sherman Park footbridge and continues down Coronation Street, Wascana Street, Kings Road and L’Arche Crescent.  Typically the runners start coming by at around 9:30AM and continue till 11:30 or noon.

Please note:  For the safety of the runners, please park away from the actual race route!

South Zone Newsletter

The South Zone Rec Board is separate from, but affiliated with, the four south Regina community associations, including the LCA.  Their white and blue ‘Community Ties’ newsletter came today and has lots of information about their indoor community soccer program (a more recreational alternative to the Queen City Soccer club), whist programs, table tennis programs and more.

There’s also a page of information about our own LCA programs which will be further enhanced when our newsletter comes out next weekend.

Special Bonus!

I’m pretty sure 91-down in the Sun crossword (page 38) is “Hike”.

Fundraiser Friday: Two talks by Mr. Trudeau and more!

The LCA inbox got a lot of action this week as several local charities and service clubs are putting on some interesting fundraisers.  Fundraisers that YOU need to know about.  Fundraisers that YOU need to attend!  So let’s get to it!

Friends of Regina Public Library present Alexandre Trudeau

The Friends are putting on a luncheon with guest speaker Alexandre Trudeau.  Mr Trudeau is a documentary filmmaker, journalist and speaker who is known for his often controversial coverage of the social, political and economic issues behind some of the world’s major conflicts.

The event is being presented by Friends of Regina Public Library with proceeds going to the Regina Public Library as a tribute to its 100th anniversary.

Wednesday; September 17th
The Conexus Arts Centre
Main Stage
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Tickets are $35 each or $250 for a table of 8
Available at:  Book and Brier Patch; University of Regina Bookstore; Bach and Beyond; Eat Healthy Foods

For more information call  Susan Birley at 790-8528 or email or visit

Big Brothers of Regina 20th Annual Dinner and Auction, featuring Alexandre Trudeau

Big Brothers of Regina is hosting a Dinner, Silent Auction and Live Auction in the evening of the 17th with Alexandre Trudeau as guest speaker.  The theme of Mr. Trudeau’s talk is “Global Challenges and Our Youth.”

Wednesday, September 17th

Conexus Arts Centre

Tickets are $75 or $600 for a table of eight

Go to the Big Brothers website or call 757-3900 to reserve your tickets!

Canadian Cancer Society Jail-N-Bail

The annual Jail-N-Bail event is coming up on September 30 and October 1st, but now’s the time to come out and volunteer as a snitch, a jailbird or make a pledge.  Check out the Jail-N-Bail website and get involved!

Big Book Sale!

We’ve received notice that there is a Big Book Sale planned at the Senior’s Centre on College Avenue on Friday September 12 and Saturday the 13th.   The sale is on each day from 10AM-4PM.   The email was a little vague on what the sale was for, but I’ll bet it’s to help the folks at the Senior’s Centre.  Besides, it’s books!  So make sure to check it out!

Photo Credits: shawnson and rachaelvoorhees on Flickr.