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Screaming into the void

Excerpt:
“…It was the looming arrival of Syrian refugees at the end of 2015 that spurred Naomi Hunter to take on social media as a volunteer effort. She’s a perpetual optimist who was disgusted by a sudden onslaught of anti-Muslim messages filling her Facebook feed. She wanted to nudge the conversation in another direction. That nudge was the creation of the I Will Help Regina Facebook group….”

Author: Austin M. Davis
Date of Article: February 24, 2017
Source: Regina Leader-Post
Website: http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/screaming-into-the-void

Gordon Currie, namesake of Currie Field, dead at 93

Excerpt:
“…The late Gordon Currie is being remembered and celebrated as a selfless, accomplished gentleman who made everyone around him feel like a legend.

“He really cared about the individual person,” Currie’s sister, Lucille Meaney of Regina, said Thursday. “It didn’t matter who it was, he made that person feel good about themselves.”…”

Author: Rob Vanstone
Date of Article: February 23, 2017
Source: Regina Leader-Post
Website: http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/gordon-currie-namesake-of-currie-field-dead-at-93

Food Bank greenhouse provides fresh produce all year round

Excerpt:
“…During the summer, fresh fruit and vegetable donations run aplenty at the food bank but in the winter, those dry up. So the solution was simple, why not turn the shed into a greenhouse?

“We’re the recipient of a lot of generosity with community gardens but once it snows, we start talking about that short growing season. Would there be something we could use the structure for? Grow some food of our own,” said Steve Compton, CEO of the food bank….”

Author: Ashley Robinson
Date of Article: February 14, 2017
Source: Regina Leader-Post
Website: http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/food-bank-greenhouse-provides-fresh-produce-all-year-round

Freezin’ for a reason goes to a new level in -30 C

Excerpt:
“…With an extreme cold warning in effect Wednesday morning it wasn’t the ideal time to be outside, but it didn’t stop Special Olympics Saskatchewan from holding the inaugural Freezin’ for a Reason.

“My wake-up call this morning was from my child’s school saying the buses are cancelled. I thought, ‘Oh well you know that is a pretty cold day.’ But we knew it would still be a great hit,” said Faye Matt, CEO of Special Olympics Saskatchewan….”

Author: Ashley Robinson
Date of Article: February 8, 2017
Source: Regina Leader-Post
Website: http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/freezin-for-a-reason-goes-to-a-new-level-in-30-c

Some University of Regina students are putting their heart on the dotted line for children

Excerpt:
“…The Have a Heart Campaign was started by the First Nations Caring Society (FNCS) in Ontario to raise awareness about the gaps that exist between First Nations children on reserve and non-First Nations children. Ten years ago, Cindy Blackstock, FNCS executive director, filed a human rights complaint against the Canadian government and last year the tribunal ruled in her favour, but no action has been taken by the federal government….”

Author: Kerry Benjoe
Date of Article: February 8, 2017
Source: Regina Leader-Post
Website: http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/some-university-of-regina-students-are-putting-their-heart-on-the-dotted-line-for-children

Soccer tournament aims to keep immigrant youth on good path

Excerpt:
“…A large group of Regina’s immigrant community is cheering loudly this week at the QC Soccer Facility for the first ever Integration Cup.

The four-day soccer tournament has been a work in progress for the Regina Youth Immigrant Sports Development Centre….”

Author: Brad Bellegarde
Date of Article: December 29, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/integration-cup-soccer-tournament-for-immigrant-youth-1.3915523

It’s a Boxing Day tradition: holiday bird count underway in Regina

Excerpt:
“…It’s a different kind of Christmas tradition, but it’s been around since the 1950s in Regina. Every year, bird enthusiasts take to the outdoors, using their eyes and ears to count birds.

The Christmas bird counts have been taking place since 1900 in North America according to Brett Quiring, who compiles the data for the Regina count….”

Date of Article: December 26, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/boxing-day-bird-count-2016-1.3912996

Christmas Cheer Fund salutes Maria Hendrika of Regina Transition House

Excerpt:
“…Regina Transition House opened on Jan. 12, 1976 and began offering – for the first time in Regina – a safe refuge for women and children fleeing domestic abuse.

Over the past four decades, the crisis shelter has provided emergency shelter, support services and outreach programming to more than 14,000 women and children….”

Author: Irene Seiberling
Date of Article: December 21, 2016
Source: Regina Leader-Post
Website: http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/christmas-cheer-fund-salutes-maria-hendrika-of-regina-transition-house

‘I Will Help, Regina’ and how you can, too

Excerpt:
“…It started as a way to help Syrian refugees who were arriving in Regina.

After putting some more thought into it, Naomi Hunter, creator of the Facebook page “I Will Help, Regina,” realized it could be bigger than a single issue….”

Date of Article: December 21, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/i-will-help-regina-1.3907847

Saturday soups served monthly by Westminster United Church

Excerpt:
“…The Westminster United Church hosted its second soup kitchen on Saturday.

It was a cold day and it got off to a slow start.

“We never really know quite how many people to expect,” said Dan Hunt, council chair….”

Date of Article: December 17, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/westminster-united-soup-kitchen-1.3902075

No one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Charles Dudley Warner