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Positive Lifestyles

 

POSITIVE LIFESTYLES

 

The Guidance Office provides the following services to encourage and support positive lifestyles.

 

 

 


 

 


 

SASKATCHEWAN

When: August 1-4, 2014

Where: Lumsden Beach Camp near Regina

Camp fYrefly is an educational, life skills, personal, and social learning retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, queer, and allied (LGBTTQ&A) youth.  Through structured workshops, learning activities, and informal peer socialization spaces, Camp fYrefly focuses on building and nurturing leadership skills, social understanding, and self-esteem in an effort to help sexual minority and gender variant youth learn how to make significant contributions to their own lives and to their schools, home/group-home environments, and communities.  The camp is designed for sexual minority and gender variant youth between the ages of 14 and 24.  The resource team includes adult educators, schoolteachers, artists, musicians, business professionals, psychologists, dramatists, dancers, writers, law enforcement officers, clergy, politicians, community volunteers, and queer cultural workers.  If you are interested in attending go to www.usask.ca/education/fyrefly or email to campfyreflysask@hotmail.com or phone 306-519-9433


 

 

Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region

Addiction Services presents a recreational support group:

YOUTH GROUP 2013-2014

Are you trying to reduce your substance use?

Looking for a safe place to relax and have fun?

Wanting to meet other youth who are trying to change their lifestyle?

 

 

Feel free to Drop-in!

Or for more information, please contact 766-7916

 

When: EVERY Wednesday on an on-going basis

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 PM

Location: 2110 Hamilton Street, Regina, Saskatchewan

 


Projects Abroad provides students with the opportunity to live and work in developing countries in a way that is both convenient and safe for the students and also positive for the countries themselves.  Projects Abroad sends volunteers ages 16 and up to 29 countries to do over 150 different unpaid internships and service projects.  Founded in 1992, they have grown to a team of 500 people that sends 8,000 volunteers annually - most of them on gap years or during summer vacation.  Volunteers can go for as little as 2 weeks and up to a year.  If you would like further information, go to www.projects-abroad.ca

 


 

Dallas Valley is a summer camp that offers camp experiences for children and youth ages 9 - 17 years.  Their main features include western horsemanship, wall climbing and a high ropes course.  The camp is situated near Lumsden, Saskatchewan.  The program offers a well-balanced camping exerience to give young people the chance to experience the outdoors through activity and adventure.  The program encourages campers to 'move it' during fun and challenging physical activities, and by challenging them spiritually and mentally through new experiences, daily chapels and cabin devotionals.   Campers are well-fed with three home-cooked meals a day and snacks, so they have enough energy for activities, games, and any other adventures that come their way.

Summer Schedule:  June 25 - 30, July 1 - 7, July 8 - 14, July 15 - 21, July 22 - 28, July 29 - August 4, August 5 - 11, August 12 - 18, August 19 - 25, August 26 - 29

Go to www.dallasvalley.com for more information about each camp and for detailed registration instructions.

 


 

Visions Service Adventures

Work Hard - Play Hard - Make a Difference

Philosophy:  For twenty-five years. VISIONS has set the standard for community service programs.  They emphasize four core elements: meaningful service, cultural immersion, adventure, and community building. Collaborative service work while participating in community life allows our students to see differently, grow thoughtfully, and make meaningful contributions in places of need.

With VISIONS, you'll live as a part of a local neighbourhood and work side by side with community members.  You'll undertake construction projects because of the need in those communities and because the projects teach problem solving, work ethic, teamwork and confidence.  Participants also get to choose among environmental projects, work with children, and "home crew", preparing a couple meals and doing errands at local markets.

You'll work hard, and also have plenty of time for adventure, travel, and pure fun.  Weekends are for excursions.

If you choose to work in the French or Spanish programs, you will require two years of language study.  Otherwise no special skills are required for VISIONS programs.  They welcome students who are interested in community service, learning about another culture, and being part of a positive group experience.  Enroll online early to guarantee the location of your choice.  Go to Visions-Service.com (Enroll before December 21st and save $200)


For Regina's Upcoming Events

Provided by Tourism Regina click at www.tourismregina.com

 


  St. John Ambulance Saint-Jean

2014 Babysitting Courses

TBA

 

Call the Regina Office @ 522-7226 for Winter Pricing.


Tutors Needed!

The YMCA Tutoring Program is in need of some volunteer tutors.  If you are a grade 11 or 12 student looking for a volunteer opportunity, or may be entering a Bachelor of Education program and would like some tutoring experience to include on your resume, this is for you!  This program tutors grades 5 - 12.  You are asked to give up one hour of your time, once a week to tutor a student in the YMCA Tutoring Program.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Chelsey Legendre, Tutoring Coordinator at 757-9622 ext. 262 or clegendre@regina.ymca.ca


Books for the Bank

The Regina Food Bank is collecting books for families in Regina.  If you have any books that you have outgrown or you don't read anymore, there is a great need for them in our community.  Paperback, non-fiction, fiction, all kinds of kids' books and self-help books are needed.  Please help those in need.  Promote literacy, recycle books, and give back to the community.  Nourish minds and bodies with your donation to the Regina Food Bank!

 


St. John Ambulance Pleasure Craft Operators Card

This is a last minute reminder that all Boat and Watercraft Operators are now required to hold a valid Pleasure Craft Operators Card in order to operate any type of motorized watercraft.  St. John Ambulance is pleased to proctor the Pleasure Craft Operators Exam for a small cost of $30.00.  Pre-study and come write the exam at 2625 - 3rd Avenue, Regina.  This certification is a one time requirement.  You will be issued a temporary operator card until your permanent operator card arrives by mail.  For more information or to pick up a Safe Boating Guide please call

St. John Ambulance

(306) 522-7226 or 1-888-273-0003

 


Big Brothers of Regina

(have moved into the Downtown YMCA)

Big Brothers of Regina are currently looking for volunteer mentors to be matched with one of the many youth currently on the waitlist.  High school students from grades nine through twelve who spend productive time with elementary students in grades six through eight, that have been identified as a young person who would benefit from a positive role model. The high school student will spend approximately one and a half hours per week in the elementary school working within a facilitated group and participating in fun and engaging developmental activities.  They are asking that you please help achieve the vision of 'every child who needs a mentor, has a mentor,' and make a positive difference in the life of a youth today.  For more information or for an application form contact Malorie at 757-3900, email bigbrothers@accesscomm.ca or check out the Big Brothers of Regina website.

 


Canada World Youth 'Face My Limits' Program

Canada World Youth (CWY) is currently recruiting participants for its 2011-2012 projects.    It provides intensive volunteer work opportunities in the fields of environment, health and gender equity, in Canada and developing countries.  It offers structured learning experiences outside the classroom to develop personal and professional skills, provides stimulating initiations to international development and encourages youth initiatives and leadership for youth to be heard. Students will take part in an international volunteer experience during the summer or end of year school break.  You will work on a community service project with local partner organizations in Latin America or Africa.  You must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant between the ages of  15 - 29 to apply.  Brochures are available in Guidance and you are encouraged to visit www.canadaworldyouth.org Note:  There is a cost associated with this program.


VICTORIA PARK PERSONAL CARE COMMUNITY

You can make a difference in the lives of Elders!!

"Victoria Park is a personal care community that combines the convenience and care seniors need with the independence they cherish."  They offer a variety of activities such as exercise, outings, table games, entertainment, active games and special events to name a few.  They are in need of volunteers to help with their various activity programs as well as "One on One" visits with the residents.  You must be a motivated self starter who loves working with elderly adults.  Patience and a positive attitude are the assets they are looking for.  Application forms are available in Guidance and for more information call Trevor at 522-4300 or email 218-actcoord@xlmgt.com

 


 

Healthy lifestyles are also encouraged through active community involvement and/or joining interest groups in the community.  Arts, science, physical activity are just a few areas that may be of interest.  There are no limits to what you can do!  Check out the links below for a few great ideas!

The Best Things To  Do In Regina, Saskatchewan

Art, Entertainment & Activities in Regina

University of Regina Recreation Services

Regina Public Library

Regina Public Library Teen Zone

Regina's Warehouse District

City of Regina Outdoor Activities

City of Regina Public Skate Schedule (including free times!)