Monday, June 29, 2015
B&B Hydroponic Gardening: Regina's Best Kept Secret
“Don’t be afraid of the ‘Hydroponics Store Guy’,” Darin Wheatley says with a laugh, referring to the apprehension some people feel towards his business. Wheatley, owner of B&B Hydroponic Gardening, explains that he’s heard it more than once: anecdotes of people curiously passing by his quaint shop, but failing to stop in.
“Hydro has a weird stereotype,” he admits, “but our work here is all about promoting a healthy, alternative lifestyle”.
Primary Health: Pioneers in Creating Greener Neighbourhoods
Green spaces and gardens are popping up in many places: on roof tops, in alleys, and now in front of office spaces. “We want to be leaders in creating communities that support health and wellness,” Kaylee Michnik passionately explained, sitting outside on a picnic table nestled amidst a newly planted garden. A Public Health Nutritionist with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s (RQHR) Primary Health Care, Michnik and her colleagues are translating theory into practice by designing a green space immediately out front their Winnipeg street office.
The Street Workers Advocacy Project: Serving Those in Need
Walking through the doors of the Street Workers Advocacy Project—or SWAP as it’s more commonly known within the community—one can already begin to feel the benevolence that runs throughout the core of this organization. A not-for-profit that has been active in Regina for almost 21 years, SWAP provides direct support and service to our city’s most vulnerable citizens. SWAP works with individuals who have been involved in street prostitution or street life in some way, helping both them and their families’ transition to happier, healthier lives.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Grand Opening: Wheelhouse Cycle Club
Kyle Gibson and Linden Wilcock, both former University of Regina graduates, have opened the doors to Regina’s first spin studio – Wheelhouse Cycle Club. An interactive experience that challenges the perception of a traditional spin class. Gibson had just returned home after living in Calgary for two years where he became familiar with the concept of spin studios. “Everyone was in love with the experience, it had developed a pretty big cult following and I wanted to bring that next level spin experience to Regina.” Gibson pitched the idea to Wilcock and soon after the making of Wheelhouse Cycle Club was in action.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Step into the Ring with Siam Kickboxing and Muay Thai
From a young age, Craig Moser was involved in martial arts. Throughout his training, he became more exposed to the world of combat sport and eventually took up kick boxing on a competitive level. As his passion for combat sports grew, so did his desire to open his own gym. In 2002, Craig began to train out of the basement of a church and within a few years Siam Kickboxing and Muay Thai was born. Now located in the heart of the Warehouse District, Siam is home to Regina’s only gym that is geared towards the practice of Muay Thai. “Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. It’s referred to as the science of eight limbs because you can use every part of your body as a weapon” said Moser.