STARS IGNITE in Wascana Park
June 7, 2017/Regina, SK – STARS air ambulance and Ignite Adult Learning Corporation will host the STARS IGNITE 10K on Sunday, August 13th, 2017. The race starts at 7:30 p.m. at the TC Douglas Building (3475 Albert Street) and takes runners around Wascana Lake twice before finishing back at the TC Douglas Building.
"Ignite and STARS are proud to partner together for this event," said Vanessa Headford, Development Officer for STARS Foundation. "Both organizations are all about second chances and this twilight run provides an opportunity to create a greater awareness of both groups and raise money through a really fun community event."
Funds raised through the STARS IGNITE 10K will support the life-saving work of STARS in Saskatchewan and program delivery at Ignite.
"We wanted a relaxed mid-summer run and the paths through Wascana Park provide an awesome race route. The evening start time means the stars will be just coming out as the runners are finishing the race," said Terina Shaw, Ignite Fundraiser and Corporate Liaison Officer and the 10K's race director. "And there's a possibility that a STARS helicopter will also be on-site, which would be phenomenal!"
Participants can register in one of three categories: individual runner ($70/person), 3-person team relay ($150/team) and a virtual run ($70/person).
The virtual run event is designed for people who want to take part in the STARS IGNITE 10K without actually running or walking in it. "It's our version of a virtual run—you simply pay the registration fee and you're done. There's no start/finish line. You don't have to run around Wascana Lake. There's no physical effort at all!" said Shaw.
"It's the perfect way for people to be involved in our event and still be able to go to the Rider home game or the Regina Folk Festival the same night," added Headford.
A post-race barbeque completes the evening. Tickets for the barbeque ($5) will be available at the race.
"We encourage everyone to join us—in person or virtually—August 13th under the evening sky," said Headford.
Registration is open at www.ignite.ca and www.runningroom.com.
STARS is a charitable, non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization that provides time, hope and life-saving support to critically ill and injured patients. Our doctors, nurses, paramedics and pilots work with a team of dedicated support staff and community partners to save lives through rapid and specialized emergency medical care and transportation. STARS operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week out of six bases across western Canada, where it has carried out more than 36,000 missions since 1985. STARS has flown more than 4,000 missions to 500 communities across Saskatchewan since establishing bases in Regina and Saskatoon in 2012. Learn more at www.stars.ca.
Established in 1990, Ignite is a not-for-profit, community-based employer that uses a business entrepreneurial approach to empower at-risk young adults to learn the personal, academic and employment skills they need to transform themselves into self-sufficient, productive citizens. Graduates of the 43-week Ignite program are an integral part of the community as employees, small business owners, volunteers, consumers and taxpayers. Learn more at www.ignite.ca.
Fundraiser and Corporate Liaison Officer,
New Name Ignites the Future
January 17, 2012/Regina, SK - The Regina Adult Learning Centre Inc. today officially launched its new name and brand at an event hosted at its facility and attended by a number of dignitaries and special guests.
Now known as Ignite Adult Learning Corporation, the organization’s name change reflects the ambitious new direction the organization is taking to realize its vision of program and facility expansion and financial sustainability.
“We’re excited about our new name and how it truly reflects not only our mission but the boldness of our vision for growth,” noted Fred Gill, president of the Ignite Executive Board. “As Ignite, we will be better able to broaden the scope of our programming for the rapidly increasing population of young adults living at the margins of our community. At the same time, our new name will enable our organization to develop innovative initiatives for attaining financial sustainability.”
According to Ignite Program Manager Carlo Bizzarri, “Our new name really fits the work we do. Our program ignites what’s inside the at-risk young adults who come to us for help – from their hopes and dreams to their potential to learn. In the process, participants in our program ignite positive relationships with their family members, friends, and employers. Essentially, our program ignites futures, creating a tremendous positive and lasting impact for marginalized young adults and for our community.”
Ignite is a not-for-profit, community-based employer that uses a leading edge, business entrepreneurial approach to solve social issues inherent in marginalized young adults. Through learning, healing, and meaningful work, Ignite assists at-risk young adults in developing the personal, social, academic, and work skills needed to move away from negative behaviours, unemployment, and financial dependency to become independent, self-supporting, and contributing members of society.
The organization has operated in Regina since 1990.