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Bike Rally Follow Up
Thanks to our friends at Western Cycle, Big Sky Cycles, Bike Regina, SGI Safety Squad, City of Regina, for all their support for the bike rally that we had this past Sunday afternoon. We probably did over 40 tune-ups of bikes for kids and adult bikes. The mechanics were non-stop busy and people rode away a bit safer with new brakes and patched tires. We had 12 people out for the Community Ride, and you can see more photos in our photo gallery! Thanks so much for everyone's participation and support!
2014 Bike Rally
Join us for our upcoming Bike Rally! Lots of bikes to give away, locks, reflectors, lights, and prizes. SGI Squad will be there, as well as real mechanics giving real lessons. If you can't make it our earlier, join us for a group ride at 4pm! Thanks to Bike Regina, Big Sky Cycles, Western Cycle, Healing Hearts/True Wheel, City of Regina and the Heritage Community Association for all their support.
Check out our poster which lists all of our current afternoon programming going on this summer at Carmichael. We love to have volunteers help out and would love to have more participants, so if any of these projects is something you'd like to be a part of, just give us a call at (306)-757-2235.
Why We are Grateful for 5 Days for the Homeless
Written by: Tyler – HIV Strategy Housing Support Coordinator at Carmichael Outreach As a recent graduate of the University of Regina, I recall all of the discussions that would come up around the time 5 Days 4 the Homeless each year. Generally, narratives began with, they’re just playing homelessness, or they’re just sensationalizing homelessness. These narratives then followed with critiques of where the dollars went, asking questions like, why not just give the $25,000 to homeless individuals?, and why give money to organizations that don’t provide service with respect for individual’s dignity? Each of these questions or possible critiques is absolutely worth consideration, and yet, having now worked in human services outside of the sterilized environment of a university classroom, I have a few thoughts to share that may answer some of these concerns...
At Carmichael Outreach, hope is given a space to grow and those struggling with addictions, poverty, health issues and overwhelming life crisis are shown that people care and are willing to help.