Notices & Events

Citywide and Community Notices & Events

The following notices are summaries of what is going on in and around Regina. From community events, city and local programs to sporting events and registrations. These notices will also be posted on our Events Calendar.


NRGI AGM (Annual General Meeting of Members)

Meeting was held Monday September 18th, 2017, 7:00 pm at New Hope Lutheran Church, 370 N. McIntosh Street. 2 year term Director of Programming Position remains open for appointment. Contact the Executive at info@nrgi.ca for more information regarding the responsibilities for this vital role in the community.

City Wide Registration; Winter Session:

All Regina Residents are welcome to register for our programs, with a current Community Association Membership (All CA memberships expire August 31st, annually).

Our programs & membership are available for purchase on-line as well as in person our Registration Event to be held on:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2017 at Ecole St. Mary School, 140 McIntosh Street North, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

Normanview Residents who wish to register for programs offered by other Community Associations or Affiliate Groups can attend our registration event, purchase a current membership & register for those programs as well.

Check out our programs and those offered by others in the on-line Leisure Guide available at the City of Regina Website https://www.regina.ca

2017 Community Clean-Up & BBQ:

The annual Community Clean-Up will be on Sunday, May 28th starting at Ken Jenkins School Park. We need volunteers from the community to help keep our parks and green spaces clean of the multitude of garbage that accumulates. Our small board cannot do this alone.

Starting at 1 pm behind the school and depending on the number of volunteers, we will first clean the park, school grounds and both sides of the creek before splitting up into groups to do the same at Milne Park, Pickard Park and Ecole St. Mary School & Park.

It benefits everyone who has ever strolled or bike ridden the pathways let alone having used the playground equipment in any of the green spaces. Please come out and volunteer a few hours to show your community pride.

There will be a free community BBQ open to all residents, volunteers from the clean-up and other past events, in addition to previous and ongoing program participants. The BBQ starts at 4 pm at 19 Champ Crescent.

Contact the executive for more information at 306.525.NRGI (6744) or info@nrgi.ca

 

NRG Dog Coop:

Group of Dog Owners that occasionally babysit each others pets for free. Registration required; conditions apply. A current Community Association membership is required to join and must be presented at time of registration and annual renewal to group.

Meetings held on first Thursday monthly at 4 Krivel Crescent. Contact Mike or Sheila Sigouin at 306.569.4667 for more information.

2017 Best Pot & Grass Contest:

The 2016 Winners are:
 
Marty & Darlene Krauss – Best Overall Landscape
 
Dennis & Carol Lueck – Best Secret Garden
NRG is promoting the beautification of the neighbourhood by recognizing and awarding residents demonstrating outstanding effort towards the visual enhancement of their property.
Categories:
  1. Best Overall Street View Landscape
  2. Best Container Gardening Display
  3. Best Secret Garden
Contest Rules:
  1. All entrant locations must be for properties within, and be residents living within the Normanview Community as Defined by: East of McCarthy Boulevard, West of McIntosh Street, North of the CN Railway adjacent 1st Avenue North and South of 9th Avenue North.
  2. All entries must be sent to nrgicomm@gmail.ca
  3. All entries must include: Full Name, Address with Postal Code, Home Phone Number and Email Address.
  4. All entrants must be 18 Years of Age upon August 1, 2017.
  5. All entries must include at least one and not more than 3 digital photos.
  6. Entrants should indicate which category or categories they are applying for. Entries may be submitted for more than one category.
  7. Entries must include a brief statement or description of the landscape/display.
  8. By entering the contest, all entrants are accepting that NRG may display the photos on the Association Website, Facebook page, other social network sites or in print advertising or display on Community Bulletin Boards; without restriction or compensation. Only Names of Entrants would be indicated with photos used for any communication medium.
  9. NRG reserves the right to Not award prizes for Categories with or without entries submitted based upon the decision of the Judges. All Judges decision are final, upon NRG Executive approval.
  10. Contest Closes September 30th, 2017.
Prizes: $80 Value
Prizes will comprise of: $50 Cash Award Cheque, Community Association Membership expiring August 31st, 2018, value of $10.00; Community Association Logo T-Shirt, value of $20.00 in addition to the bragging rights for having won the Best Pot & Grass Contest.

Community Clean-Up & BBQ:

Thanks to all those community members that took a few hours to come out to make the parks and playgrounds clean and safe in 2016. The BBQ was enjoyed immensely in a relaxed setting allowing members to get to know each other better.

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We are doing the annual Community Clean-Up on Sunday, May 29th starting at Ken Jenkins School Park. We need volunteers from the community to help keep our parks and green spaces clean of the multitude of garbage that accumulates. Our small board cannot do this alone.

We will start at 1 pm behind the school and depending on the number of volunteers, will first clean the park, school grounds and both sides of the creek before splitting up into groups to do the same at Milne Park, Pickard Park and Ecole St. Mary School & Park.

If you have ever strolled or bike ridden the pathways let alone used the playground equipment in any of the green spaces, please come out and volunteer a few hours to show your community pride.

We will follow up with a free community BBQ open to all residents and volunteers. Contact the executive for more information at 306.525.NRGI (6744) or info@nrgi.ca

Candy Cane Lane Holiday Light Festival:

Please see 2016 Program Highlights & Changes under Programs & Events.

Normanview Residents Group Inc., the registered non-profit community association for Normanview, is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 Candy Cane Lane Holiday Light Festival.
Over 170 Resident Homes in Normanview displaying their support for the Festival with Christmas and Holiday Light displays,  attracted 14,266 walking visitors during the 25 days the event was open.
43 Volunteers from Regina, as well as those from Lumsden and Saskatoon, contributed 1102 hours for organizational and operational duties. High School students mostly from Riffel and O’Neill High Schools worked with other Regina residents aged 14 to 60+ as Elves to service the donation site.
13,225 pounds of non-perishable food items was collected and sorted on site, received by the Regina & District Food Bank. The goal for this campaign was 5 tons, up from the 6972 pounds collected in 2014.
After costs, entrance financial donations were also shared with the Regina & District Food Bank. $2000.00 paid out will be effectively doubled thanks to the matching grant offered by the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. The doubled amount will provide 20,000* meals for residents in need.
NRGI has implemented a new Community Grant Program, which will allow local charities to apply as a designated beneficiary of the Festival in future years. In response to resident & visitor suggestions, this will allow the organization to direct funds from the event to additional charities that serve Normanview and Regina residents.
The collection, sorting and storage of food items has become onerous to the operational capacity of the event. While viewing of the multitude of decorated homes throughout the neighbourhood will remain free to the public, entrance to the main site will require payment of an admission fee, as simple as 1…2…3! $1/Children under 14, $2/Youth 14-17 & Adults 60+, $3/Adults 18-59. Those visitors additionally wishing to donate food items will be directed to the drop off location at Tom’s Independent Grocer.
Great thanks is extended to all resident home participants and volunteers. We congratulate the Award Winners for Best Decorated Homes in 5 categories, selected from an impressive and competitive list of finalists. NRG recognizes that the festival success is achieved through the generous support from many in the community. We wish to thank our partners, sponsors and contributors:
  • Ambassador Coffee Service
  • Tom’s Independent Grocer
  • Normanview Crossing
  • Regina & District Food Bank
  • Harvard Broadcasting, Media Partner
  • Tubello Stoneworks
  • Dulux Paint, Rochdale Blvd.
  • Fix Building Products
  • Orr Centre
  • Future Print
  • Omni Studios
*Estimated meals generated from financial donations as per the Regina & District Food Bank.

 

Regina’s Premiere Light Display featuring over 40 homes on 7th Avenue North, Irvin Street, Irvin Crescent & Champ Crescent. Other participating residents on other numerous streets such as McCarthy Boulevard, McIntosh Street, Pickard & Hanley Crescent to name a few have noteworthy displays. Several displays have synchronized sound & light performance. The Tour Map will indicate the participants.

The Festival runs from December 1st to 27th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. The primary donation site on Champ Crescent will be distributing Free Candy Canes to all Children Visitors and be offering Hot Chocolate, courtesy of Ambassador Coffee Service for $2.00 (with or without Marshmallows, courtesy of Tom’s Independent Grocer) to keep you warm. 3 packs of home-made Pinwheel Shortbread Cookies are also available for $2 donation. Santa will be available for picture opportunities on Sundays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

Only until December 8th, an Iconic Named & Numbered Saskatchewan Roughriders Jersey donated by SaskPower will be raffled off. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Draw to take place at closing on the 8th.

The walk-through “North Pole Village Display” and “Winter Wonderland Display” on Champ Crescent will Require a Donation of Non-Perishable Food Items or a Cash Donation for Entry. Suggested food, cash or combination donation of $10/couple or $15 to $20/family would be appropriate. $5 & $10 hamper bags or items are available at Tom’s Independent Grocer in Normanview Crossing.  Net cash proceeds raised through entrance donations are shared with the Regina & District Food Bank and NRG.

We are working to establish different “Greet & Meet” local celebrity nights as well attracting local choir groups for Carolling. Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride Tours are in the works.

NRGI AGM:

Monday, September 19th, 7:00 pm. New Hope Lutheran Church Hall (Lower Level), 370 McIntosh Street North.

2015/2016 Memberships expire August 31st, 2016. New memberships and renewals will be available starting at 6:45 pm prior to the meeting. There are several board positions up for election: President, Director of Finance, & Directors of Communications. The association is looking for dedicated residents that can perform the full duties for these roles; training and assistance may be provided to allow for an easy transition. Your involvement will ensure that the quality programs continue.

City Wide Leisure Guide Program Registration:

September 13th, 2016 at Ecole St. Mary School Gym, 140 McIntosh Street North, 7 to 8 pm.

A current community association membership is required to register for programs offered by any community association, zone board or affiliate group. If you have one already, be sure to bring it along, as registration without it is not possible. Memberships will be sold at the registration event. Program fees are collected at the first date of the program session.

Complete list of City Wide Programs.

Best Pot & Grass Contest:

NRG is promoting the beautification of the neighbourhood by recognizing and awarding residents demonstrating outstanding effort towards the visual enhancement of their property.
Categories:
  1. Best Overall Street View Landscape
  2. Best Container Gardening Display
  3. Best Secret Garden
Contest Rules:
  1. All entrant locations must be for properties within, and be residents living within the Normanview Community as Defined by: East of McCarthy Boulevard, West of McIntosh Street, North of the CN Railway adjacent 1st Avenue North and South of 9th Avenue North.
  2. All entries must be sent to nrgicomm@gmail.ca
  3. All entries must include: Full Name, Address with Postal Code, Home Phone Number and Email Address.
  4. All entrants must be 18 Years of Age upon August 1, 2016.
  5. All entries must include at least one and not more than 3 digital photos.
  6. Entrants should indicate which category or categories they are applying for. Entries may be submitted for more than one category.
  7. Entries must include a brief statement or description of the landscape/display.
  8. By entering the contest, all entrants are accepting that NRG may display the photos on the Association Website, Facebook page, other social network sites or in print advertising or display on Community Bulletin Boards; without restriction or compensation. Only Names of Entrants would be indicated with photos used for any communication medium.
  9. NRG reserves the right to Not award prizes for Categories with or without entries submitted based upon the decision of the Judges. All Judges decision are final, upon NRG Executive approval.
  10. Contest Closes September 30th, 2016.
Prizes: $100 Value
Prizes will comprise of: $50 Cash Award Cheque, Community Association Membership expiring August 31st, 2017, value of $10.00; Community Association Logo T-Shirt, value of $20.00 and Gift Certificate from “Freedom Gardens” value of $20.00 in addition to the bragging rights for having won the Best Pot & Grass Contest.

New Community Message Sign:

NRG is in the preliminary development stage of placing a New Message Sign at the Southwest corner of the intersection at 9th Avenue North and McIntosh Street North. It is planned to be 2 sided with angled signs directed to West, East and South bound traffic through the intersection. We will be starting fundraising for the project, possibly with the sale of NRG Logo T-Shirts, Ballcaps & Touques.

The New Sign is expected to more effectively communicate with residents than the existing one on McCarthy Blvd. All Donations for the project are graciously welcomed.

Update:

This project is on hold as the City of Regina Traffic and Roadways has indefinitely placed restrictions on the location. It is unknown why this location would be considered differently from the other community sign locations along 9th Avenue North at McCarthy Blvd. This location serves the community residents more effectively than the existing sign on McCarthy, between the CNR tracks and 1st Avenue N.