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Canada-wide science fair coming to Regina this spring

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“…Canada’s brightest young scientists will be in Regina May 14-20 for the 56th edition of the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

The event will feature 500 students and their 400 projects that have earned top marks at regional science fairs across the country. The event is expected to attract about 6,000 visitors to the Regina area, making this Canada’s largest youth science competition. Visitors will include 500 volunteers, 350 judges, 200 chaperones and the public….”

Author: Stephen Law
Date of Article: March 17, 2017
Source: Electronic Products and Technology
Website: http://www.ept.ca/2017/03/canada-wide-science-fair-coming-regina-spring/

Gang violence: ‘A lethal absence of hope’

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“…Serving in a Los Angeles Catholic parish with the highest concentration of gang activity in the world, death was a constant in Father Greg Boyle’s life.

“I had eight gangs in my parish — all at war with each other, and I started to bury a lot of kids,” Boyle said….”

Author: Pamela Cowan
Date of Article: March 16, 2017
Source: Regina Leader-Post
Website: http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/gang-violence-a-lethal-absence-of-hope

Motivational speaker and athlete Ted Jaleta added to list of future street names in Regina

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“…Ted Jaleta didn’t know he was nominated to have his name on the list for future street names in Regina. As a refugee to Canada, he didn’t think it was even a possibility.

But he got an email in the middle of February congratulating him on being added to the list….”

Author: Sarah Komadina
Date of Article: March 12, 2017
Source: Global News
Website: http://globalnews.ca/news/3305108/motivational-speaker-and-athlete-ted-jaleta-added-to-list-of-future-street-names-in-regina/

Successful first meeting held for INVOLVE

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“…The first session of INVOLVE was well received by the participants.

“The group is interested to learn more about the strong tradition of volunteerism in Saskatchewan and Canada, and to discover the ways in which they can bring their own volunteer experiences to organizations in Weyburn,” said Heather Ritenburg, from the University of Regina. “They are curious to learn how their volunteer experiences may be similar to and different from volunteers in Saskatchewan.”…”

Date of Article: March 10, 2017
Source: Weyburn This Week
Website: http://www.weyburnthisweek.com/news/successful-first-meeting-held-for-involve-1.11453881

Boudreau, McIntyre receive Saskatchewan Sport Awards

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“…Boudreau, a FIFA-certified assistant soccer referee, received the female official award. Moose Jaw’s Rocky Nickel (baseball) received the male official award.

McIntyre, who has dedicated her time to various sporting events for 30 years, received a volunteer award — along with Carla Laevens of Leader (skating)….”

Date of Article: March 9, 2017
Source: Regina Leader-Post
Website: http://leaderpost.com/sports/local-sports/boudreau-mcintyre-receive-saskatchewan-sport-awards

Canada 150 at Canada Blooms

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“…The most exciting time of year, for Canadian gardeners, will be here in less than a week. Canada Blooms, the largest flower and garden festival in the country, launches at the Enercare Centre in Toronto, Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 19. This year marks the 21st anniversary of this venerable affair and it promises to be very special….”

Author: Mark Cullen
Date of Article: March 7, 2017
Source: Regina Leader-Post
Website: http://leaderpost.com/life/homes/gardening/canada-150-at-canada-blooms

Woman dedicates 49 years to making hospital a better place

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“…FAIRBANKS — MaryLou Weese’s father had multiple sclerosis and eventually wound up living in a nursing home. Weese, who grew up in Regina, the capital city of Saskatchewan, remembers how austere the place was….”

Author: Amanda Bohman
Date of Article: March 6, 2017
Source: newsminer.com
Website: http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/woman-dedicates-years-to-making-hospital-a-better-place/article_0caf70bc-0254-11e7-a3f6-83b61c336cf7.html

Dr. Seuss Reading Day a hit with young students in Regina

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“…Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham were hot reads for elementary school students in Regina for Dr. Seuss Reading Day.

The day is celebrated on March 2, which would be the author’s 113th birthday.

About 40 volunteers helped grade one and two students read at Albert Community School….”

Author: Jules Knox
Date of Article: March 2, 2017
Source: Global News
Website: http://globalnews.ca/news/3284745/dr-seuss-reading-day-a-hit-with-young-students-in-regina/

17 stray dogs taken in for vet care by Saskatoon Dog Rescue over the weekend

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“…Two pregnant dogs were among the 17 rounded up by Saskatoon Dog Rescue during the weekend.

Volunteer coordinator Courtney Fisher said volunteers from the rescue were invited by the Big River First Nation to assist the community with its dog population….”

Author: Creeden Martell
Date of Article: March 1, 2017
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatoon-dog-rescue-pull-1.4003994

Old meets young at new intergenerational living centre in Regina

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“…The unique concept of intergenerational living is gaining traction in areas of the world and now has a foothold in Regina.

The Orange Tree Village, located in Harbour Landing, opened in December and provides spaces for not only seniors, but families, students, and professionals with a learning centre for children as well….”

Author: Blake Lough
Date of Article: February 28, 2017
Source: Global News
Website: http://globalnews.ca/news/3279397/old-meets-young-at-new-intergenerational-living-centre-in-regina/

The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.
Gordon B. Hinckley, Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes