Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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MAY 2, 2014

PROVINCE CELEBRATES SASKATCHEWAN HABITAT DAY

Communities across the province gathered today to recognize and celebrate the work of Habitat for Humanity and their many partner families.  Social Services Minister and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation June Draude proclaimed May 2 as Saskatchewan Habitat Day.

Families who have received Habitat homes joined Habitat representatives at barbecue events held in various communities across the province for a day of celebration.

“We’ve been happy to partner and support 97 Habitat home builds across the province since 2009,” Draude said.  “We do it because we know a home is that wonderful foundation for everything else.  When a family has a decent place to live, they can focus on making their lives, their children’s education and their family’s future more successful.

“It’s the foundation of our province’s Plan for Growth – to create a province that is welcoming and supportive.  Working with Habitat and their partners across the province, we are building a better, stronger Saskatchewan.”

“Declaration of Saskatchewan Habitat Day further demonstrates the commitment of our province to Habitat for Humanity,” Habitat for Humanity Regina CEO Kelly Holmes-Binns said.  “With strong support from Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, Habitat affiliates throughout the province are able to help an increasing number of hard-working families break the cycle of poverty by providing interest-free mortgages on safe, decent and affordable homes.

“It is an honour for Habitat for Humanity to be recognized on this day by the Government of Saskatchewan.”

In the 2014-15 Budget, the province committed an additional $750, 000 through the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation to help build an additional 12 new Habitat for Humanity homes throughout Saskatchewan.  This brings the government’s commitment to Habitat for Humanity to a total of $7.85 million since March 2009.

This funding has supported builds in 10 communities across the province including Regina, Prince Albert, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Nipawin, Yorkton, Moose Jaw, Humboldt, Duck Lake and Fort Qu’Appelle.

Saskatchewan Housing Corporation now provides $65,000 per home in funding.  This is up from the $50,000 per home which was provided up to March 2014.

Each selected Habitat partner family contributes 500 partnering hours to build their home and other Habitat for Humanity homes.  This assists in the development of the Habitat for Humanity community and their neighbourhood.   

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity and their work across Saskatchewan, visitwww.habitat.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Tara Gereaux
Social Services
Regina
Phone: 306-787-3610
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Cell: 306-519-7835

 

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