McNab Community Association
Florence Cyca joined McNab Community Association in 2014 after attending a meeting of specific relevance to her and became secretary shortly after.
She had a tremendous number of new ideas for community association programs. Her suggestions ranged from free, inclusive, and family focused social events, bringing people from the neighborhood together. Florence put a lot of her time into attending information sessions put on by the city then reporting highlights back to the association at the next meeting.
As Secretary, she wrote fantastic meeting minutes. She articulated a lot of conversation into precise and meaningful words distributed to the executive in advance of our meetings. Florence had a gentle way of bringing us back to the agenda to stay on topic. She graciously took over the role of chairperson in April 2022.
Her energy, creativity and passion will be greatly missed by all.
Leah Andrew has volunteered with West Zone Indoor Soccer for 15 years. She has handled all of the board functions in a number of portfolios. Her support to the training of other board members has been important to our recruitment efforts by helping new volunteers understand their roles and selflessly offering to assist them. She has been a tireless advocate for our organization as Leah represent us in player recruitment and in building stronger relationships with the other zones in the city.
Tina Ash joined the Twin Lakes Community Association Executive Board in 2019, taking on the massive role of Dance Co-Ordinator. She has persevered through what have been some very trying times. She works hard to do everything possible to provide the quality programming that has been a Twin Lakes staple for so many years, while also keeping our participants safe in a very different environment from any of the previous years TLCA has offered dance classes.
Tom Ash got in touch with the Twin Lakes Community Association to offer his volunteer time as a volleyball coach, bringing the wildly popular Smashball program to our community in 2019. Tom brings a wealth of experience teaching volleyball, and we are so appreciative that he chose to share his time and talent with our community.
Jenn Bates has been involved with the Walker SCC for 2 years for a number of years and has contributed fundraising though hosting their online auctions and organizing other fundraising events to support the outdoor structure and other Walker SCC initiatives. She currently hold the role of Co-Chair.
April Christianson has been with the Walker SCC for 1 year. In this role she is responsible for keeping the Walker accounting in order, an important responsibility, given the aggressive fundraising goals the Walker SCC sets out. She ensured proper accounting for the outdoor structure and basketball court refurbishment goals.
Evan Geissler has been one of the key contributing volunteers for the last 7 years. He has handled all of the board functions in a number of portfolios. Evan has been a tireless advocate for WZ Indoor Soccer by representing referee recruitment, rules development, and building stronger relationships with the other zones in the city. Evan’s volunteering is measured in hundreds of hours per year.
Darcy Gingras has been on the West Zone Taekwon-Do board for almost four years. His skills with computers has been a huge asset. Darcy is always willing to take on jobs within the club including, but not limited to, helping with fundraising events, answering the club emails, and taking notes at board meeting when the secretary is absent. WZ Taekwon-do appreciates him more than he can imagine.
Andrea Green has been a part of the board for almost four years. She started as a member at large and quickly moved into the position of social media rep. Since she took on this role, the interest in the club has skyrocketed. Andrea is always prompt with answering social media questions. She keeps the club’s Facebook page up to date and is always answering emails from those who have questions as well.
Randy Grill has been on our Executive since 2011. For 12 years he has administered the organization and posting of notices and community information on our two signboards located in Walsh Acres and in Lakeridge. Through rain, snow, sleet and heat, Randy changes our signs on a weekly basis. This is no doubt the most labour-intensive position on our Executive.
Chris Hall has been a dedicated volunteer for the past 7 years. He is one of those rare individuals who always approaches every board discussion with a mind-set of what can he do to make us more successful. If Chris sees something to be done, he immediately volunteers to do it. As a result, he has been active in nearly every board position, communication, website, team builder, registration, scheduler, advertising, and sponsorship to name a few. Chris has taken over all the essential functions of communications, banking, information technology, and liaison with the Zone Board.
Crystal Kish and her children have volunteered at a number of Rosemont Mount Royal events including community clean ups. They have worked on many fundraisers, bottle drives, etc. to help bring the outdoor learning structure to fruition. Upon completion of this project, she immediately began working on the next project, upgrading the basketball court. Crystal has been with the Walker SCC for 5 years and currently holds the role of Secretary.
Marty Krauss volunteered to be the interim president of NRG and was elected as President of Normanview Residents Group at the AGM. The large attendance at this year’s AGM was a result of his ongoing work for the Normanview Residents Group. Marty has dealt with all the outstanding issues faced by NRG and has kept the residents informed of activities, events and programs through emails and newsletters. Together with the executive members, installed trees this year. Marty opened avenues of communication with the churches in our community and so much more.
Terry Michell was Neighbourhood Watch Captain from 1993 to 2010. From 1997 to 2005 she canvassed for the Salvation Army, the Saskatchewan Lung Association, CNIB, the Kidney Foundation and the MS Society. From 1998 to present with the SaskTel Pioneers Terry assisted with the MS Walk-a-thon, Prairie Assisted Dogs Walk & Roll-a-thon, Girls Night Out and 2000 Heartbeat Tour. From 1999 to present she has been the Walsh Acres Community Association Membership Coordinator and from 2004 to present she has been the Walsh Acres Community Association Secretary.
Doreen Patel has volunteered at Government House since 2009 and is also a member of the Volunteer Recognition Committee at Government House. She has been involved with the CRA Community Volunteer Income Tax Program for the past 5 and volunteers at the Prince of Peace Church. Since 1989 Doreen has been the Treasurer for the Walsh Acres, Lakeridge, Garden Ridge Community Association. She also organizes the sorting and delivery of our newsletters. Doreen arranges for facilities for our many programs and obtaining and returning of keys for those facilities as well as looking after our submission to the Leisure Guide.
Mukesh Patel has held many positions with the Walsh Acres, Lakeridge, Garden Ridge Community Association for the past 30 years. He has been a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program volunteer for the last 17 years. For the past 12 years, Mukesh has been teaching, officiating, and judging Taekwon-Do; volunteering three days a week for about 5 hours each week from September to June. He has helped with the Gujarati Semaj Association of Saskatchewan in programs, dinner, and organizing other types of events.
Melanie Spokes is a volunteer Little Free Library Steward with the Normanview Residents Group (NRG) . She been looking after the Pickard Park LFL since September 2019 when it was installed. She ensures the library is meeting the needs of the residents who frequently use it. Melanie’s family is actively involved in NRG activities, and they help in any way they can, including the Normanview’s Little Free Libraries Book Fairs.
Tracy Thomas-Owen is a volunteer Little Free Library Steward with the Normanview Residents Group (NRG). She has been looking after the Ken Jenkins Park Little Free Library since April 2, 2021, when it was installed. Tracy wanted to be a steward to show her children what volunteering was all about and to set a good example. She ensures the library is kept full of books for all ages and is also responsible for all the books that are donated. Tracy and her family have been actively involved with the Book Fairs that Normanview’s Little Free Libraries held in 2022.
Emma Trobiak and her organization identified a need for an outdoor covered learning space several years ago and has been working towards completing that project ever since. She approached the Rosemont/Mount Royal community association for support and suggestions with this project, later joining the RMRCA board and holding a number of roles since. Thanks to her perseverance the outdoor learning structure officially opened in September 2022. Emma has also been part of the Walker SCC for 6 years and currently holds the role of chair.
The West Zone Board is an organization consisting of a volunteer executive comprised of: elected Officers, Coordinators, as well as, representations from each of the 10 Community Associations and 7 Affiliated groups. The Zone Board is the liaison between the City and the groups under its umbrella. As a program partner with the City of Regina, the Zone Board receives partial funding to assist with programs and services.
Meetings are a means of sharing information and ideas, and are held the last Monday of the month from August to May at the Northwest Leisure Centre at 7:00 PM and are open to the public. Currently we are meeting in person and by Teams online. The Annual General Meeting is held in January. For dates and times of the meetings, contact the West Zone Board Office.
To enhance the quality of life of the residents of the West Zone through recreation and community service development. As a City of Regina Program Partner, the West Zone Board receives funding from the City of Regina to assist with achieving our goals.
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