September -December 2018 has been an exciting time in the Regina Shania Kids Can Clubhouse. With the program now in it’s 4th year, many things run like a fine-tuned machine! This year we had many returning members to the program and only a few new faces! The new members have quickly become a part of the family, and we can hardly remember a time when they weren’t in the Clubhouse! The 4 SKC seniors, in grade 8 have been a big help around the Clubhouse. We can hardly believe that some of our original members will be graduating and moving onto high school! The year started off with getting groovy with awesome hip-hop lessons with Dance with Shali for 4 weeks! The moving didn’t stop as we also began learning how to shoot hoops from Hoop Life Basketball Academy. The grade 6-8’s read ‘The Hate U Give’, which was a novel that really made them think about racism, equality and standing up. They especially enjoyed Ms. Kearse trying to make Starr’s momma’s Mac N Cheese recipe! EYES (Educating Youth on Engineering and Science) has continued coming back this year; we’ve made robots and done some awesome coding! For the first time ever, this year we went to the Regina Astronomy centre and got to look at stars and planets in a HUGE telescope on top of the roof at the Science Centre. Some students were a little scared (and cold!), but it was an amazing view. Also, for the first time ever SKC attended Western Canadian Agribition. It was a really stimulating day learning about farming and animals. A teacher at Judge Bryant set up a meet and great for us to meet a Rodeo Clown! Now that is a job that seems crazy! A fan favourite, swimming, was one of the highlights of the year so far as SKC had the whole pool just for us. It’s evident the positive effect of SKC when 70% of the students say that one of their favourite parts of the year was making goody bags for sick kids and kids in shelters. The Regina SKC Clubhouse is truly a place of caring and sharing. We are looking forward to our big SKC family Christmas dinner and can’t wait for what 2019 has in store.

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