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Historic Bell Barn the perfect venue for barn dance

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.

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Queen City Ex for all ages

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

Long live the Lifelong Learning Centre!

I had been a Continuing Education student at the University of Regina for decades—oh my, time flies!—before I ever heard of the Lifelong Learning Centre. In fact, I learned of it only a few months ago from a friend … a friend who’s 76 years young and attends classes there regularly. (She fancies the art-related classes.)

The Centre is located at the College Avenue Campus. Established in 1977, it was originally called the Seniors Education Centre. Over time, it evolved and now serves learners of all ages.

No prior formal education is required for the nearly 200 non-credit courses offered at the Centre each year, and most have no assignments or homework. That’s right … no grades, no assignments, and no exams. Continue reading

Canada is cool!

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

Celebrating 50+

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

Summer blossoms in full bloom

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

FYidoctors is age-friendly

I was recently waiting for my husband, Kelly, at FYidoctors – Regina Grasslands early on a Saturday morning. Kelly was in with Dr. Gaucher (the best eye doctor in the biz!) while I sat in a waiting room that overlooked the optical. People were swarming in to the optical for a sale on eyeglass frames. I noticed an elderly woman enter the optical alone, and she was obviously overwhelmed, likely by the crowds AND the hundreds of frames on display. (I too would have been overwhelmed.) All of the sales reps were busy. But I did notice one of them quickly excuse herself from her current client to warmly greet the woman and take her to a smaller section of frames until a sales rep was available. Continue reading

Daisy’s Pantry serves up homemade, take-home meals

Today I met Darla Saunderson, owner of Daisy’s Pantry, a quaint little place on 15th Avenue near the General Hospital that serves homemade meals and fresh bread and baking, all inspired by her Grandma Daisy Keck.

Daisy’s Pantry offers a cozy place to enjoy a meal or coffee. Continue reading

The Salvation Army offers lunch-and-learns for seniors

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.