• August
    12, 2020

    Canadian Progress Club, Regina Centre

    When it comes to service clubs, we have the BEST EVER and are proud to be supported by an outstanding group of business men, who happen to be compassionate, community minded, forward thinking, and willing to roll up their sleeves! The Canadian Progress Club, Regina Centre has provided over $1,000,000 to Camp Circle O’ Friends in a friendship that has spanned over thirty years.  
    Their support comes in all facets of Camp.  They fund things such as:
    Camp’s basic administration costs
    Funding for program enhancement like the experiential ropes course (Hope’s Ropes), Teen Media Program, the Alumni Program, and the soon to be rolled out, Archery Program 
    Contribute to our annual theme in the form of decorations and signage bringing the theme into every aspect of daily Camp activities  
    Secured long-term funding for a hotel room and gas card for travelling families the eve of Camp, to make life just a little bit easier.
    And there is more!! 
    The Progress Club makes our wishes come true! They ask, they listen, they do! It appears to be just that easy from our end! They roll up their sleeves, don a hard hat, and construct whatever needs to be done. At each site they painstakingly built us an activity/storage garage and an experiential ropes course. The icing on the cake is when they coordinated the construction of a top-notch mini medical centre called the Med Shed. They built this for us to ensure Camp’s transition to Arlington Beach Camp and Conference Centre was seamless. As a medical camp, it is imperative that we are able to provide uninterrupted treatment for our campers, so together we designed the “perfect Med Shed” and the Club took those designs to fellow members, their friends, and their friends’ friends and the Med Shed was delivered, set up, stocked up, and in working condition in plenty of time for Camp! 
    Their dedication to Camp can be seen annually when this Progress Club gathers in Regina and convoys to Camp on the Saturday.  They arrive mid-morning to supply, prepare, and serve lunch to a group of over 120 robust campers, volunteers, and guests.  Their hard work of flipping and dishing is truly appreciated by the ravenous crowd.  
    The Club also does a lot of work behind the scenes. For example, they host the Gala of Hope every November at the Regina Conexus Arts Centre. The Gala Committee works for months in preparation to provide an evening of elegance to the Regina community while raising funds for Camp Circle O’ Friends.  It is a fun-filled evening where Camp is highlighted and the Club raises funds to provide our “Wish List” item. These items range from bunkbeds to floating walls … and everything in between! 
    To our cherished friends of the Canadian Progress Club, Regina Centre – THANK YOU! We couldn’t host Camp without you!
  • March
    26, 2015

    Plywood cup

    Looking for plans on Canada Day? Look no further, The Regina Progress Club is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Plywood Cup! On July 1st 2015 teams of four will assemble various resources to create a boat, and then one team member will race in the boat across against other teams across Wascana Lake.  Prior to the event, each team is required to collect pledges which in turn will go to the Raise-A-Reader program, and the Pediatric Outpatient Unit at the Regina General Hospital. Previous years have proven successful, raising over $50 0000 dollars to help those in need.

    Get involved with your community! Your co-workers have what it takes to create a strong team. You will have the opportunity to strategize a team name, and will quickly notice the importance of teamwork.  Not only is this a chance to spend time with your co-workers outside the office, but it is truly supporting a great cause.  Prizes are awarded to the top three fundraising teams, as well as a variety of prizes for Fan’s Choice, Best Dressed and many more! If for any reason you are unable to get a team together, feel free to come as spectators. You can cheer your co-workers on, and venture all around the park that will be packed with Canada Day activities. 

    We would like to thank the community for their continual support in the Plywood Cup. Without you, none of this would be possible. We look forward to seeing you and your team race across Wascana!


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