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 7:30 PM and are open to the public. Currently we are meeting through Teams online meetings which can be attended by request. The Annual General Meeting is held in January. For dates and times of the meetings, contact the West Zone Board Office.
Jessica Williamson – Normanview Residents Group- Jessica has been volunteering with the non-profit charity Bright Eyes Dog Rescue for 3 years by fostering, volunteering with events, as well as being a director. Through the pandemic, she fostered many dogs, including moms and their litters of puppies. Jessica went on a rescue mission to one of their partnering communities to work with the members to help remove unwanted, injured, and stray dogs/puppies. She then helped them get into foster homes and find their forever homes! Just recently, she was a ‘mid-woof’ with her 107th foster dog as she delivered 12 tiny babies. Through all this fostering, Jessica helped hundreds of dogs get into their loving forever homes from otherwise terrible living conditions. Jessica loves being involved in the community and helps in any way she can!
Sharon Kasperski – Normanview West Community Association - Since Sharon became the president of the Normanview West Community Association (NWCA) in May 2021, she has made a very positive impact on the community association, including:
• Created a modern website for NWCA
• Developed new outdoor programming (Boot Camp)
• Held the first annual NWCA Movie Night in the Park – very well received
• Increased memberships during the pandemic year.
Deborah Rieb, Rosemont Mount Royal Community Association (RMRCA) - Deborah is a very active volunteer. She has served on the Al Ritchie Community Association Board: • Attended Central Zone meetings • Applied and received a CIF grant for CZB Learn to Skate • Assisted another board member with creating the executive director’s job description, screened applications and interviewed applicants. She was also involved with the Heritage Communication Association and contributed by: • Donating her home-based cookies and pans of confetti squares for seniors and food pantries at Christmas • Made and donated hats and scarves last winter for local pantries. Since 2016, Deborah has been active with the RMRCA and has: • Initiated senior chair yoga and luncheon • Advised the RMRCA about CIF grants and guided and helped the development of programs that grants were tied to • Assisted with writing the first CIF grant for senior programming which has served as a template for future CIF grant applications • Acquired instructors as needed, for example, senior chair yoga • Donated hats to community Christmas tree by Rosemont School As evidenced by Deborah’s recent community contributions, Deborah is generous with her time and helps out whenever needed.
The West Zone Board truly appreciates all the efforts of these hardworking volunteers. Thank you Jessica, Sharon, and Deborah!
Talulah Payot – Rosemont Mount Royal Community Association (RMRCA) - Talulah helps her family on a weekly basis at the Community Garden by planting seeds, watering the garden, weeding the garden, and then, when the garden is ready, she helped to harvest the vegetables for all to enjoy. At Walker School, Talulah also helps the School Community Council (WSCC). She has participated by helping to set up and cleaning up after a barbeque, and she helped by to carrying snacks for the school snack program. The WSCC had a fundraiser at No Frills and we went and packed groceries – Talulah was right there helping by carrying groceries out for customers. When the RMRCA held its fundraising barbeque, Talulah came out to help at both; the first one, she helped with the children’s games, and during the second fundraising barbeque, Talulah helped by serving customers hotdogs. Talulah also helped with a community clean-up held in downtown Regina on September 2, 2021. Talulah has started her volunteering off on the right foot. It is believed that by acknowledging Talulah’s volunteer efforts, it will show Talulah how important and rewarding volunteering can be.
Amanda Trobiak, Rosemont Mount Royal Community Association (RMRCA) - Amanda has been volunteering since she was 5 years old. She is a volunteer at the Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw and even though she is a minor, there was lot for her to do there – she helped with fun crafts and with fashion shows. On a Secret Santa Shopping Day, Amanda helped children find the special gift for their loved ones, and ensured the gift was wrapped by a helpful elf. At Walker School, Amanda also helps the School Community Council (WSCC). She has participated by helping to set up and cleaning up after a barbeque, and she helped by to carrying snacks for the school snack program. The WSCC had a fundraiser at No Frills and we went and packed groceries – Amanda was right there helping by carrying groceries out for customers. Amanda has often helped to sort letters for the RMRCA outdoor sign – she helps to take down and put up new messages on the sign. When the RMRCA held its fundraising barbeque, When the RMRCA held its fundraising barbeque, Amanda came out to help at both; the first one, she helped with the children’s games, and during the second fundraising barbeque, Amanda helped by serving customers hotdogs. Amanda has started her volunteering off on the right foot. It is believed that by acknowledging Amanda’s volunteer efforts, it will show Amanda how important and rewarding volunteering can be.
Thank you Talulah and Amanda...we can't wait to see what you do next! Please accept our thanks for all the time you spend and the hard work you do, helping to make your community a better place in which to live!
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.
Better yet, come visit us in person at the Regina North West Leisure Centre!
1127 Arnason Street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4X 3V4, Canada
09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.