Today is Family Day in Saskatchewan (and a few other provinces), a superb opportunity to spend quality time with our biological family members, our in-laws, our friends, our significant other, our neighbours, or whomever we love like family.
Not only do I have a special sister and brother, wonderful in-laws, and an amazing husband, I also have a few close friends that are just like family to me. They lift me up when I’m down, they make me laugh, they celebrate with me when I reach a milestone, they hold judgment if I say or do something unorthodox, they listen when I babble, and they help me learn from my mistakes. All together, these beautiful people make up my large and colourful family, filled with uniqueness and love.
I am the luckiest person in the world. And today’s the perfect time to remember with fondness the family members I’ve lost and to be thankful for everyone who’s in my life and supporting me on life’s journey.
Whatever you are doing today, I hope you are connecting in some way your family … whomever it includes.
Each November 11th, we stop our busy lives and remember our veterans, past and present, and honour their courage, service, and sacrifices. Hundreds of ceremonies take place across the country to commemorate Remembrance Day. It’s a day that unites us as Canadians.
For the generations that follow veterans, we want to learn as much as we can from them and their missions, partly to honour them and partly in the hope that we can prevent future wars. But for many veterans, remembering isn’t easy … not because their memory is failing, but because it’s so excruciating. Continue reading
Sept. 29 to Oct. 5 is Seniors’ Week in Saskatchewan, which coincides with National Seniors Day and International Day of Older Persons on Oct. 1. Seniors deserve special attention all year, but this week in particular is to recognize how important seniors are in our families and communities and to celebrate their many positive contributions—past and present.
According to the Ministry of Health, one in seven people in Saskatchewan is currently 65 years of age or older. That’s a big portion of our population! And this number is expected to climb to one in six by 2020.
Think for a moment about a senior who positively impacted your life in some way. Continue reading
Now that it’s September, it kind of feels like summer is over. But not just yet. There’s one more Olde Tyme Barn Dance coming up on Sept. 27 at the beautiful Historic Bell Barn in Indian Head, just 40 minutes from Regina.
It’s exhibition time in Regina! The Queen City Ex runs from July 30 to Aug. 3, but there’s plenty happening today to kick off the event:
- A Strawberry Social takes place at the downtown City Square Plaza today from 11:30-1:00, featuring Regina’s own Rory Allen. Hot dogs, strawberry shortcake, coffee and lemonade will be on sale, and all proceeds benefit Special Olympics Canada.
- A parade starts at 7:00 PM at Cameron Street and Dewdney Avenue, heads east to Broad Street, goes south to Broadway Ave., and concludes at the Tartan Curling Club.
- Fireworks will cap the day at dusk in Wascana Park.
All of this before the Ex even officially begins! Continue reading
We live in the best country in the world! We enjoy breathtaking landscapes, clean water, fresh air, exceptional food, and beautiful people. I love it all. To me, the best part of our amazing country is the freedom we enjoy. Freedom to speak. Freedom to be ourselves. And freedom to choose our leaders, our career, our friends, our life partner, and how and what we celebrate.
I know what you’re thinking … What about the weather in Canada? Continue reading
What are you doing this Sunday, May 25?
The Regina Senior Citizens Centre will host its seventh annual “Celebrate 50 Plus—Just the Beginning” showcase and tradeshow at Queensbury Convention Centre (Salons A, B and C) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Designed to create awareness of the healthy, vibrant and exciting lifestyle choices available, “Celebrate 50 Plus” incorporates all aspects of life, including hobbies, investing, vacations, lifelong learning, retirement living and more! Continue reading
Who doesn’t love flowers? They’re little bursts of sunshine that make us smile. If you’re like me, you’re anxiously awaiting warmer weather and the vibrant colours of blossoming tulips, my favourite spring flower. Perhaps you’re also waiting for our overnight frosts to fully disappear so you can plant your summer flowers. It’s been a colder-than-normal spring in Regina, and it’s taking a heck of a long time for the tulips in my yard to do their thing.
My impatience might be my own doing. Continue reading
What’s more fun than joining 35 beautiful seniors for lunch? I had the pleasure today at The Salvation Army Haven of Hope Ministry Center in Regina.
The first and third Tuesday of each month, they host a Seniors Lunch & Learn where local seniors can enjoy a hot, nutritious lunch, sing a few songs, visit with friends old and new, and hear a guest speaker, all for just $2.
Special thanks to Majors Doug and Joanne Binner for inviting me to speak. I had the best time.