Severe weather is a way of life in Saskatchewan. In Regina, it gets cold in the winter.
DECEMBER 1, 2023 — AIDS Awareness Month (December), World AIDS Day (December 1st) and Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week (December 1st to 7th) continue to provide opportunities to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and its impacts; to remember, honour and celebrate those who have died of HIV/AIDS; and to support education and prevention activities that seek to counter stigma and discrimination that target people who are living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS.
According to a CBC Saskatchewan report last year, "Saskatchewan's HIV numbers remain the highest in Canada with transmission rates at more than double the national average."
NOVEMBER 22, 2023 — Regina Public Schools publishes a monthly newsletter that celebrates the accomplishments of students and staff; reports on significant events, programs and community involvement; and highlights the activities that demonstrate our Shared Values of respect, belonging, knowledge and responsibility.
To view the November issue, please CLICK HERE.
NOVEMBER 17, 2023—National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20th every year in recognition of our country's commitment to upholding the rights of children and two historic events: the 1959 signing of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the adoption of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child in 1989. 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of National Child Day in Canada and this year's theme is "Every Child, Every Right."
For more information, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/national-child-day.html.
NOVEMBER 14, 2023 — Transgender Awareness Week is observed nationally and internationally every year from November 13th to 19th, leading up to the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th—a day to memorialize victims of transphobic violence. Transgender Day of Remembrance was first observed in 1998 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith who hosted a vigil in memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who had been killed that year. The vigil became a commemoration of all the transgender lives lost that year to violence and has since become an annual event.