Lucky the Leprechaun

This is Lucky the Leprechaun dropping in to let you know where you can find me this Leprechaun season! 🍀
 
I’ll be on the go all over Saskatchewan – Regina, Saskatoon, Warman and Prince Albert! My bags are packed and I’m ready to roll.
 
If I happen to appear on YOUR lawn, you can send me on my way by providing a donation to Hope’s Home! You can even purchase Leprechaun insurance to make sure I don’t come back. ☘️
 
If you want to see me at your business or home, reach out and let me know. I can always schedule an extra visit!
 
And if you happen to see me out and about, do me a favor and snap a photo – I’m looking pretty cute these days!
 
Use the hashtags #luckytheleprechaun and #hopeshome to spread awareness about Hope’s Home!
 
We’ll be following Lucky along on his journey and sending you updates as he goes. Follow on our Facebook Event page @HopesHomeInc!
 
Go Lucky!
 
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Hope’s Home Heart Campaign February 2022

This year we’re teaming up with our local pharmacies for our very first Hope’s Home Heart Campaign!

For the entire month of February, hearts will be available for a purchase of $2 in participating pharmacies and our ELC Centres across the province. And at all Rubicon Pharmacies throughout the province, you will have the option to round up your purchase in support of Hope’s Home. Your home pharmacy may just be one of them!

Purchase a heart in the name of a child and spread a little love this month. ♥

#hopeshome #heartcampaign #theresnoplacelikehope #yxe #ypa #yqr #warman #inclusive #diversity #inclusivechildcare #inclusivedaycare #donate #give #nonprofit #sk #sask #sknonprofit

Participating Pharmacies across Saskatchewan:

Battleford: Battleford Remedy’s Rx Pharmacy

Biggar: Pharmasave 415

Birch Hills: Quayle’s Pharmacy Ltd.

Broadview: Pharmasave 430

Canora: Canora Pharmacy

Carnduff: Carnduff Drug Mart

Carrot River: Carrot River Pharmacy

Davidson: Midway Pharmacy

Esterhazy: Pharmasave 431, Sapara’s Drug Mart

Estevan: Pharmasave 427

Fort Qu’Appelle: Pharmasave 412, Valley Drug Mart

Humboldt: Pharmasave 429

Indian Head: Pharmasave 445

Ituna: Sametz Pharmacy

Kamsack: Kamsack Family Pharmacy

Kindersley: Pharmasave 417

Kipling: Balfour Drugs Ltd.

La Ronge: Harbour Pharmacy

Langenburg: Pharmasave 405

Maple Creek: Lansdall Pharmacy

Martensville: Pharmasave 466

Meadow Lake: Madill’s Drugs

Melfort: Pharmasave 428

Melville: Royal Drug Mart

Moose Jaw: Pharmasave 425 (Lillooet), Pharmasave 424 (Main Street)

Nipawin: Pharmasave 402 (1st Ave East), Davis Rexall Drugs

Oxbow: Spencer’s Pharmacy Oxbow Ltd.

Prince Albert: Crescent Heights Pharmacy, My Pharmacy, Pharmasave 400 (Central), Victoria Square Pharmacy

Radville: Pharmasave 442

Regina: Wellness Pharmacy Canterbury Park, Pharmasave 420 (Dewdney), Pharmasave 421 (Gardiner Pk), University Park Pharmacy, College Avenue Drugs

Rosetown: Pharmasave 418

Saskatoon: Pharmasave 433 (2nd Ave), Mayfair Drugs, Mount Royal Drugs, Pharmasave 422 (Central), Pharmasave 444 (Idylwyld), Pharmsave 401 (Kenderdine), Pharmsave 477 (Preston South)

Shauavon: Jae’s Pharmacy

St. Walburg: St. Walburg Pharmacy

Swift Current: Pharmasave 406

Warman: Diamond Centre Pharmacy

Watson: Pharmasave 432

Weyburn: Pharmsave 416 (3rd Street), Weyburn Health Centre Pharmacy

Whitewood: Pharmasave 438

Wynyard: Wynyard Pharmacy

Yorkton: Loucks Medi-Health Pharmacy

We found Santa!

Swinging with the Stars – Prince Albert 2021

We wrapped on Swinging with the Stars Prince Albert last weekend and the magic we felt in that room is still carrying us through this week! The energy was magnetic, and the performances, WOW.

Not only that, the community came out in droves and we raised over $200,000 for services and much needed equipment at many of our facilities.

Thank you to every single person who assisted in putting this event together. We really could not have done it without you.

To a night we won’t soon forget!

Swinging With the Stars Regina – Cancelled

With extremely sad hearts, we are officially announcing that Swinging With the Stars Regina is cancelled as an in-person event.

Last week we were informed by our venue that the Saskatchewan Health Authority would not be moving out of the International Trade Centre anymore, which forced us into choosing a new, and less than ideal, location. The plan was to make do with what we had, and still do our best to put on a production that the crowd would love. We then listened to our Premier implement necessary regulations for the safety of our province. As a healthcare organization, we have been diligent on following SHA protocols to protect our families and children, as safety will always be a top priority. So, after much deliberation, considering the new venue, the recent restrictions, rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and the magnitude of our event, we felt that it was the ethical decision to call it off.
However, as promised we are still committing to a free virtual event so that we can recognize all the hard work and months of practice our dancers have put into making their routines some of the best we have ever seen! More information will be coming in the next couple of days – but for now, know that you’ll be able to round up a group of friends, plan a viewing party, and cheer on your favourite dancers from the comfort of your own home! Voting will remain open, and the “Crowd Favourite” and “Judges Choice” will still be crowned for our 2021 event.
Click here to vote for your favourite dance couple: www.votewswts.com
If you are a ticketholder or sponsor, please check your emails for more information on refunds.
We appreciate your patience as we navigate all of these changes. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at swts.regina@hopeshome.org
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IT’S HERE – Swinging With the Stars 2021

Mark your calendars for October 2nd, 2021 because Regina’s best night out on the town is BACK!

Are you as excited as we are?! We hope so because we cannot wait to get back to in-person fundraising events. We have missed connecting with all of our wonderful Hope’s Home supporters.

If you’re new here –  Swinging With the Stars is our biggest fundraising event of the year. It is based off the popular TV show, Dancing With the Stars. We pair 8 of Regina’s most influential celebrities with a professional dancer where they compete for Judges Choice, while also raising money in their name to win “Crowd Favourite” as well. It’s a FUN, entertainment filled night – and one that’s a “can’t miss” in the city.

We can’t tell you too much just yet. But make sure you keep an eye out on our socials for all the announcements. Like revealing the dancers, early bird ticket opportunities, teaser videos and more. You can find us on Instagram and Facebook.

But wait – there is one thing we can tell you.
This year we are shaking things up and we are giving the public an opportunity to nominate people to dance this year! If you want to learn more about this and how to apply click here! 

Are you a company looking for a new sponsorship opportunity?
If this is you, you’ve come to the right place. With over 1000+ guests in attendance, it is sure to be great awareness for your company. We are so grateful for our sponsors and we do our absolute best to make sure you get great promotional opportunities in return. Please email us at swts.regina@hopeshome.org for any questions or inquiries related to sponsorship opportunities.

We can’t wait to see you there on October 2nd!

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Virtual Tours of our Regina Daycare Centres

Curious about childcare at Hope’s Home?

Take a look at just how amazing our Early Learning & Childcare centres really are. Our centres follow the Reggio Emilia curriculum and our environments reflect that. We love open-ended activities and toys for our kiddos and setting up displays and learning activities that contribute to the Project Approach.

Each centre is designed to be completely inclusive for all children, regardless of any complex medical or developmental need they have.

Regina South Early Learning & Childcare Centre

Regina North Early Learning & Childcare Centre

 

If you have any questions regarding the daycare centre or want more information about availability, please contact your local centre:

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Meet our Daycare Managers

A team of inspiring and hard working leaders.

Our daycare managers are like family. Each of them have been with Hope’s Home for long enough to have seen our little organization grow across the province, and have stuck with us through all the changes we have faced. From moving centres, opening new ones, to experiencing changes in leadership and structure; these four managers have been a constant. We are so lucky to have people who are passionate about the work Hope’s Home is doing for our communities and their unwavering support to help out wherever we need them.

So before we ramble too much, meet our daycare managers.

Aimee Depko – Regina South

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Aimee has been with Hope’s Home for almost 12 years! She’s watched Hope’s Home expand throughout the province and she’s been with us through multiple moves in Regina alone. Her passion for working with children of all abilities and backgrounds is what has kept her at Hope’s Home for all these years.
In her down time you can often find her working hard to make special themed cakes for her son, nieces’ and nephew’s birthday. Halloween is one of Aimee’s favourite times of the year. From September to November you will find her house completely decked out for the season. And you know she is coming to the centre in a costume for dress up day! 🎃

Victoria Hopkins – Warman

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Victoria obtained their Early Childhood Diploma in 2009, and since has had a ton of experience in the world of early childhood education and diverse needs. Victoria has held multiple roles at Hope’s Home, first being an ECE, Developmental Worker, and Rec Programmer before accepting their current position as Pedagogical Leader at our EL&C centre in Warman.

In their spare time, Victoria enjoys crocheting, painting, hiking, and spending time at the beach. In 2018, they drove across Canada from coast to coast, spending a ton of time outdoors exploring, hiking, and experiencing all that Canada has to offer! Victoria also has two adorable kittens, Remington and Louis Lane 🥰

 

Ashley Valentine – Regina North

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Ashley graduated with her Early Childhood Education Diploma in 2010 and during the course of her schooling, did a practicum at Hope’s Home in the toddler room where she fell in love with the vision and dream of the Hope’s Home family. From that point on, she decided to pursue a career that focused on supporting individuals with diverse needs. She started as an Early Childhood Educator at Hope’s Home in 2011 where she held various positions within the organization including an ECE, Recreation Programmer, and a temporary maternity leave position on the Provincial Team. She is now the Pedagogical Leader (Location Manager) at the Regina North Early Learning & Childcare Centre.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes two step kids and her own little guy. They spend a lot of time outside exploring, visiting with family and friends (pre-pandemic of course), and having family movie nights. When she has time to herself she loves walking, reading, camping, and painting.

 

Kristy Thompson – Prince Albert

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Kristy’s Hope’s Home  journey began in 2013 as the Physical Development Consultant in Prince Albert, SK. She graduated with a B.Sc. Kinesiology Degree, eventually leading her to Hope’s Home, where she met some of the most wonderful staff and had the privilege of working with so many amazing children and parents.

In 2019 she stepped into some pretty huge shoes as the Early Learning & Childcare Manager at our Prince Albert location. She is so grateful for her Hope’s Home Family as they helped her through this crazy year of change and learning. Kristy is a leader who values her team and goes out of her way to make sure they know that.
When it comes to leisure time, Kristy can be a bit competitive, she loves a challenge.  She’s been a sport-junky all her life and still enjoys Rec volleyball nights, golfing, the odd curling bonspiel, and pretty much anything that involves a little competition. She love to read and of course, enjoy spending time with her family, especially when it’s outside.

Thank you isn’t enough.

It’s a really good feeling when you have had staff stick around this long. It reminds us that Hope’s Home means something special to our community and that what we are doing is truly making a difference.

Our (not so) little organization would not be the same without these four, and we really can’t thank them enough for all they have done for Hope’s Home and the kiddos they care for. All we can do is keep making sure they feel loved and valued (because they really, really are) and hope they stick around for another ten years or so. 🙂

That’s why there is no place like Hope.