Capture the Magic of Winter is a free photography workshop, great reason to get outside, and an outdoor community photography exhibit. All ages are welcome to participate and submit photos.
1. Watch this video by local professional photographer Danielle Tocker on winter photography that covers smartphone and digital SLR photography specifically for capturing the magic of winter. You can also view her handy Winter Photography PDF here.
2. Get outside and take some photos on a smartphone or digital SLR camera. Submit your photos to be included in one of two outdoor winter community photo art gallery installations. You can choose to have your photos displayed with your name or anonymously. Optional: Join us for one of three winter gatherings with food and warm beverages, and a local photographer teacher available to help troubleshoot any photography questions! Saturday, January 15th 5-6pm Golden Hour at Goosehill Park Sunday, January 30th 10am-11am Brunch and Explore at Kiwanis Park Thursday, February 10th 5pm-6pm Sunset Play at Wascana Habitat
3. Submit your photos to be included by January 31st at 4pm.
4. Visit the outdoor galleries in person to see the community artist submissions. They will be installed in February outside of the South Leisure Centre and the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre. For updates on gatherings and photo installations, visit us on Instagram @playyqr.
*Photos are due by February 1st at 4pm for inclusion in the outdoor galleries!
Thank you to the City of Regina for the generous funding of Capture the Magic of Winter!
Join our new Communities at Play program! Sponsored by the City of Regina, this program is open to families with children of all ages. Families can register up to 8 people at a time (bring the whole family!) and we meet at different parks around the city for some free, child-structured play and some warm food and coffee. Gatherings are come-and-go. Sometimes we meet at the Regina Public Library, the Regina Early Years Family Resource Centre, and the MacKenzie Art Gallery but we mostly play outdoors. If you need a ride there and back, please let us know. You're welcome to register for as many or as few gatherings as you want.
This initiative started in early 2019 as an attempt to create a comprehensive play resource for people in Regina and has since been greatly informed and strengthened by input from the community. Please use the contact form to let me know if you have any feedback, or join the Instagram community @playyqr. The goal is to create and maintain a resource that is clean, minimal, and user-friendly.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Project Play YQR is a community-based organization with a mission to increase awareness of and access to play for people in Regina and the surrounding area.
*Project Play YQR is a registered non-profit with charitable status in Saskatchewan as of June 21st, 2019 under the Non-Profit Corporations Act (1995). Certified non-profit incorporation number: 102080541 For more information about how Project Play YQR accomplishes the mission, visit our Donate page.
Project Play YQR is proudly a member of the Regina and Area Early Childhood Network (RAECN)
Regina and these playspaces are situated on Treaty 4 territory, the original lands of the Cree, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Play is a significant part of culture and identity. Provided by the Government of Saskatchewan and offered by the University of Regina, there is a Cree language learning resource available under "Schools and play." Visitors are encouraged to visit the Anti-Racism and Play webpage.