Isaac Murdoch silk screen painting.

“We’re in a climate crisis,” says Isaac Murdoch. “The scientific community is actually saying we’re headed to an extinction if we don’t stop. Something that our elders have been saying for years.”

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The Regina Farmers’ Market Cooperative is planning a specialty event for Dec.7; a Holiday night market on Dec. 7. This is intended to grow their presence in the fall and winter as a shopping destination by trying new events and bringing back some others.

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Seven Players of the Condors from when it started in the late 1960s.

Erling Andersen stood with a microphone in front of over a dozen tables and about a hundred people. This was not his first Condor Rugby Club banquet; although, this was one of the largest. The Condors Rugby Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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New to the Canadian Western Agribition this year, Grotto Garden’s Goat Yoga is gathering crowds of children and adults alike to watch and participate. Grotto Gardens was invited by Agribition as a part of the entertainment portion.

 

“It’s nice to have something that has involvement of animals,” said Bruce Holmquist, president of the Canadian Western Agribition. “I think it’s appealing and entertaining and gets consumers in touch with agriculture and animals.”

 

The goat yoga area is set up in a small gated space in the Canada Centre Show Sale Arena with 19 mats in a circle and one in the center for the instructor. Each session is about 30 minutes during which the goats roam around, lick people, sniff people and even cuddle up to participants.

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Regina REALTORS donated $5,000 to the North Central Family Centre on Oct. 25, adding to the more than $100,000 they have donated over the past decade.

Gord Archibald, of Regina REALTORS (ARR), says they started this partnership 13 years ago. “The thinking at the time was to do something in the North Central area of the city. The work that the Centre does in there is needed, necessary work and something that benefits the community. So that’s the reason we picked it at the time and we’ve continued with it since then.”

Sandy Wankel, Executive Director at the North Central Family Centre, says long-term support means a lot to the centre. “It gives us access where we can in turn help other families, but it’s also just having that moral support and having that personal relationship.”

Alice Ewenin is a member of the North Central community who has been deeply impacted by the Centre’s work. “They built me up,” she says. “They have taught me and showed me that I’m worth something more than what I grew up with.

“They showed me how to lift up my head and look and not walk around with my head down all the time, scared to look around me.

“They’re my family, and I don’t have a family except for my children, so the Centre is part of my family and without this I would’ve been dead a long time ago. They’ve always encouraged me.”

Wankel explains how helpful this funding is to families like Ewenin’s, particularly to the youth. “These [youth] are our future leaders in North Central and any time that you can teach them to take a leadership role and to take pride in their community, take pride in their families, and build this self-confidence and self-respect that they have for their community, then I think it’s a win-win.

“The ARR, with such a long-term commitment and investment in the community has been amazing,” she says. “That moral character that they’re helping to build…in these young people, that’s where it’s going to really change for the future.

“So many of the realtors themselves come in and we’ve gotten to know so many of them,” Wankel says. “It’s their commitment and their investment in the families we work with.”

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After years of looking for help dealing with her son’s aggressive mood swings and ADD, Jaimie McClare never would have guessed that cooking classes were the answer. A little over a year ago, with tears rolling down her cheeks and still wearing her pyjama pants, Jaimie went to St. Luke School and demanded that it find her son, Carter, some help.

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