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Circle Project Council, staff and our children would like to thank Regina Police Service and United Way Regina for launching the Building Ready Readers program at our Children’s Centre yesterday. The children were very excited to listen to the story and to spend time with the officers!

Leader Post – February 25, 2020 – Building Ready Readers Launch

Well the time came and went for the Annual Interagency Chili Cook Off hosted by Indigenous Christian Fellowship (ICF). Thank you for hosting this fun event!

The competition was hot and spicy once again and if you want to know who took home the trophy… please watch this wonderful video created by Bird Song Communications. Thanks Don for your great work!

(Hint… it was us!!!)

Thanks to a very generous gift from Conexus Credit Union, Circle Project will soon be moving to the corner of 5th Ave. and Elphinstone St.

Once renovations are completed, the old credit union branch will serve as the organization’s headquarters as well as a community hub in the western part of the North Central community.

“We really appreciate the generosity of Conexus Credit Union,” said Circle Project president Bob Cantin. “We already have a strong presence in the community through our child care centres and satellite programming. This provides us with a wonderful opportunity to build on Circle Project’s 30 years of serving Indigenous people in Regina.”

Ann Perry is the organization’s executive director. “Moving our headquarters into the heart of North Central will certainly benefit people using our programs because we’ll be much closer to their homes. Our staff is thrilled with the options this gives us and the Board is already considering some of the programming options we hope to be able to offer.”

While the old branch building is in very good condition, converting it from a financial institution to a community hub will require extensive renovations. The first priority of the board is fundraising to cover those costs. “We’ve set our sights high,” said Cantin “because we want the best for the people of North Central community.”

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Money in the bank: Regina groups get former credit union branches

Circle Project received a little help from our friends at SIIT Construction Career Development Project on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29, 2020, as we began the early demolition work of the former Conexus building on 5th Ave. and Elphinstone. Gifted by Conexus (www.conexus.ca), through a community donation, the former banking site will become the future home of Circle Project’s community programs and services.

 

Through a newly developed partnership between Circle Project and SIIT, individuals who are seeking a career in the trades had an opportunity to gain experience and build skills that will help them progress towards their goal of graduating. Over the next several months, a building that once housed a financial institution will be transformed into a welcoming neighbourhood space where members of the community can access various programs and services right in the heart of the North Central area of Regina.

 

Circle Project’s Council and Staff would like to share our sincere thanks to SIIT, Charles Zielke (Instructor) and students: Tania Alexson, Tara Goodpipe, Carter Alexson, David Desjarlais, Kean Arseneault, Francis Bird, Matthew Strongeagle, Darren Crowe Buffalo, Danny Bunn, Robert Gambler and Duane Myran, for your help in creating our future home!

 

Circle Project Council and Staff would like to invite you to attend their 3rd Annual Anniversary Round Dance.

Time: 5:00 pm – Pipe Ceremony & Feast
When: March 20th, 2020
Where: Mâmawêyatitân Centre
3355 6th Avenue, Regina

Round Dance to follow
MC: Jeff Cappo
Stickman: Charles Favel
Lunch and Giveaway

Pack up your feast bowls and dust off your dancing moccasins and we will see you there!

 

 

This Season the Council and Staff of the Circle Project would like to wish you and yours a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Our schedule over the holiday will be:

~ December 24, open until noon

~ December 25 and 26, closed

~ December 27 and 30, open

~ December 31, open until noon

~ January 1, closed

~ January 2, open

 

While we are closed, you can call and leave a message at 306-347-7515 and we will return your call when we are back in the office.

 

At the Circle Project’s 24th Annual Children’s Christmas Party held on Sat. Dec 14 at the mâmawêyatitân centre, children and families were treated to a delicious brunch served by special guests, Deputy Mayor Jerry Flegel, RPS members Sgt. Kacey Ward and Acting Staff Sgt. Guy Criddle, our friends from Conexus, Dallas Revenko and Jacques DeCorby, community volunteers and Circle Project Council and staff. Children and families enjoyed a fun filled afternoon with face painting, balloon animals, bouncy houses, photo booth and a special live entertainment hosted by Brian Sklar and a play featuring Rhonda Donais and friends. Each child had a chance to meet Santa, received a goody bag and a wrapped gift!

 

Circle Project would like to express its sincere gratitude and appreciation to Unifor Local 1-S, Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation, Steel Mace Valkyrie Gym and Music Performance Trust Fund. May the spirit of generosity continue to live in your hearts as we work together to make the community a better place for all.

Once again it was time to spread Christmas cheer at our Annual Elders’ Christmas Party. For 20 consecutive years we have shared this special event with the Elders in our community. We laughed, ate, danced and made merry. This event continues to be a great opportunity for our Elders to catch up with those they may not have not seen all year. Thank you to all who attended, you have made our event a great success and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

 

A very special thank you to Mosaic (www.mosaicco.com) for sponsoring our event! With your support, we were able to spread holiday cheer and put bright smiles on the faces of our many community Elders.

 

Through the “All That Kids Can Be” focus area, United Way Regina continues to empower Circle Project to positively impact the lives of the many Indigenous children and parents that we serve in the community. United Way Regina works hard to help us provide opportunities for children to succeed in school so that one day they will lead our community into a safe and prosperous future.

 

Circle Project’s Council, Staff and Families would like to thank United Way Regina for their continued support of the Circle Project, the Children’s Centre and the Infant & Toddler Centre. Through this vital partnership we are able to continue to make a positive impact on the lives of the children and parents who participate in our Cultural Connections for Kids program.