Upcoming Events

Dr. Seuss Reading Day

Contact Amanda Lanoway for more information

Blue Sky Financial Planning is sponsoring Dr. Seuss Reading Day for the second year in a row. With their support we are happy to host four opportunities for volunteers to read one on one with a child in Grade 1 during March 2 – 6, 2020.

Please note the date and time for each event below. Criminal Record Checks are required for individual volunteers. They are now available online: http://reginapolice.ca/resources/criminal-record-check/ Please contact our office to discuss options for corporate volunteers.

Monday March 2, 2020
Albert Community School
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Register Now: https://www.unitedwayregina.ca/comm/SinglePageRegEvent.jsp?EventKeyHex=34323931

Wednesday March 4, 2020
St. Michael Community School
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Register Now: https://www.unitedwayregina.ca/comm/SinglePageRegEvent.jsp?EventKeyHex=34333039

Thursday March 5, 2020
Sacred Heart Community School
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Register Now: https://www.unitedwayregina.ca/comm/SinglePageRegEvent.jsp?EventKeyHex=34333137

Thursday March 5, 2020
Imperial Community School
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Register Now: https://www.unitedwayregina.ca/comm/SinglePageRegEvent.jsp?EventKeyHex=34333235

 

Family Literacy Day

Jan 27th and Jan 28th

Contact Amanda Lanoway for more information

READ Saskatoon will be in Regina to celebrate Family Literacy Day on Monday January 27 & Tuesday January 28. United Way Regina is happy to help recruit 12 volunteers per night to help host two family literacy events: evening of the 27th and evening of the 28th. You are welcome to register for one or both. You will get first hand exposure to one of READ Saskatoon’s signature offerings for families: Saskatchewan Odyssey

Monday January 27

  • Location: W.H. Ford Elementary School (480 Rink Avenue)
  • Time: Volunteer shift 5:30-7:45 PM (event runs 6:00-7:30 PM)

Tuesday January 28

  • Location: Dr. LM. Hanna Elementary School (55 Davin Crescent)
  • Time: Volunteer shift 5:30-7:45 PM (event runs 6:00-7:30 PM)

Roles of Volunteers:

Volunteers will be assigned to run an activity station related to the Saskatchewan Odyssey event.

  1. Before and after the event: We ask that volunteers arrive half an hour before the event. This allows ample time for set up, volunteer orientation and for the very likely possibility that families will arrive early. We also ask that volunteers allow for 15 minutes after the event is over for a quick take down.
  2. During the event: Answer questions, encourage play and have fun!
    • Encourage parents and children to play together: A volunteer's job is not to take over the parents' role but to support families as they learn together.
    • Activities can be modified or adapted for different age groups and literacy levels. There is no wrong way to play!
    • Praise efforts: "good job"; "I really like the way you did that"; "You are so helpful to your little sister"; "What a fun family you are".
    • Grown-ups need to play too! Many parents benefit from being invited to play by the volunteers.

Time Commitment:

We will require volunteers to be at the host school 30 minutes prior to the event, and for about 15 minutes after the event to assist with takedown. The event itself will run for 1.5-2 hours, dependent on the school.

Register - Jan 27th

Register - Jan 28th

 

 

All Year Round

The Brain Architecture game

Contact Amanda Lanoway for more information or to book your team in for an experience soon.

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The Brain Architecture Game is a tabletop game experience that builds understanding of the powerful role of experiences on early brain development – what promotes it, what derails it, with what consequences for our community. Participants gain a memorable, compelling perspective on the lifelong impact of early childhood experiences. The game is a 75-90 minute experience optimized for groups of 4-6 people per table. It can be played in small workshops, conferences, and large events, with as few as 15, or as many as 80 participants.

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Poverty Simulation 

Contact Amanda Lanoway for more information or to book your team in for an experience soon.

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Hosted by United Way Regina, the Poverty Simulation is an interactive tool that emulates what it would be like to live one month in poverty in Saskatchewan. Participants are given a backstory, a job, and a bank account. Their task – to see if they can last a month on a low and fixed income. Facilitators pose different questions and challenges for the participants to answer. The questions are based on real life scenarios right here in Regina.

 

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