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All Day, All Night, Dragon Boat

Labour Day weekend is the marker for many things. It means that school is starting, or that the Bombers are coming to town. Labour Day weekend reminds us that fall is coming; but it can also share with us one last glimmer of summertime! At COR, Labour Day weekend is Dragon Boat season. A weekend where months of practice culminates and give us one final payoff!

This year we were graced with calm waters and sun. A kindness we are not often afforded by the spirit of the Dragon Boats. This opened the door for competitors to be at their best. Especially our crew who were participating in our seventh consecutive festival under the team name ‘Rock You to the COR.’

COR Dragon Boat Team 2016

Our first race had us finishing second in our heat achieving a time of 2 minutes and 33 seconds. It was a solid first race and it made way for a second heat race time of 2:34. A third race was guaranteed to all teams, but not all teams were solidified a birth in the C-Final the way Rock You to the COR did! With close to a three hour break between race 2 and the C final under our belt, we readied ourselves for the final sprint of the day. A race for all the marbles and bragging rights told round water coolers for weeks to come. Dragon Boat glory!

We paddled out long and loose like Coach Brad taught us so many times before. Bobbing and stroking to the familiar beat of a drum. Breathing in and out rhythmically we transformed into a well-oiled machine. The voices from the crowd disappeared and all that was left was our team. Our team versus two other boats.

“Leave it all out on the water; Nothing left in the Tanks!” rings out in the silence. One last message for the team as we approach the starting line. We buried our paddles in Wascana Lake for what seemed like forever, and then a mega phone muffled out the word, ‘GO!’

For two and a half minutes time stood still.

Sport and physical activity brings something out in us. For the most part it finds the best parts of our heart and shares it’s passion with the world. Sometimes it asks that we dig a little deeper and often it exposes the true grit that exists in every ounce of our hard work. To start the season some of us started out as strangers, most of us were colleagues and friends, but today we were C-side champions.

All Day, All Night, Dragon Boat.

Click here for CBC News Coverage of the 2016 Dragon Boat Festival

 

Sports Night is Back….

Sports Night is back! Join us on Thursday’s from 6-8pm at the Core Richie Community Center for an evening of spirited competition! Contact Ben for more details: ben@creativeoptionsregina.ca 

 

COR Sports Night

Support Appreciation: A Night of Innovation at the Science Center

COR Supports are invited to join us for a night of innovation at the Saskatchewan Science Center on September 23, 2016. An evening of challenges, laughter and prizes await! Appetizers will be served, along with a cash bar. Personal invitations have been sent by email. We can’t wait to see you!

Thanks for being #AWESOME!

-Michael

Support Appreciation Night

2016 Learning Workshops

Beginning late August, COR Supports will have the opportunity to take part in a series of Learning Workshops presented on a range of topics by fellow community based organizations. Space is limited.

COR Learning Workshops

COR Family BBQ

COR Supports, Individuals served, family and friends are invited to join us at our annual COR Family BBQ on Sunday, June 26th from 5:30-9:00pm on Willow Island. Please RSVP by June 24th! (Lets’ keep our fingers crossed  for sunny weather!)

COR Family BBQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COR presents… Big Screen Fun!

Big Screen Fun is Back! Be sure to mark your calendar to join us at the Saskatchewan Science Center for an evening of Gaming and Movies on the Big Screen! Admission is Free! COR Supports, Individuals Served, Family Members and Friends are welcome to join! We hope to see you there!

COR Big Screen Fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COR Family Night: A Culture of Gentleness as a Promising Practice

Family members and friends of COR are invited to join us for an evening discussion on a Culture of Gentleness as a Promising Practice, with special guest: Deirdre Mercer, Center for Positive Living Supports (Michigan, USA). This interactive and powerful learning experience will better your knowledge of the important role of a gentle caregiver. Space is limited. Please contact Michael for more details.

COR Family Night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bubble Ball Madness

Bubble Ball Soccer is coming back to COR on May 12th! Come and join us at the UofR to give it a try! It’s bound to be an exciting evening!

COR Bubble Ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festive Cheer! COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Holiday cheer was alive at the COR Christmas Dinner held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Regina on December 18th. COR families, friends, employees and individuals served gathered for an evening of festivities.  A scrumptious holiday feast, along with music by our favorite east coast band, Jakey’s Gin, and a rockin’ Photo Booth by the guys at Strategy Lab made the evening that much more spectacular! The smiles, joy and laughter shared by everyone made for such a memorable night! THANK YOU!

From the Board of Directors and Leadership Team  at COR, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Angie and Richie Lookin’ Amazing!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

We’re not quite sure which one’s more naughty? HeHe!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Ben and Larissa rockin’ the Santa gear!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

We have an Elf, a Reindeer and Ms. Claus…. Happy Holidays!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Andrew and the ladies!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Who has the biggest beard? Jeph or Patrick?

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

And a HoHoHo to you! 🙂

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

What a beautiful group of people!!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

The dance floor was on fire!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Two handsome fellas!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Elise, Dave, Roger and Lill spreading some Christmas Cheer!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

HoHoHo! Sean (Mr. Coca Cola) and Jonathon!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Happy Holidays from the gals on Bronwyn and Gillian’s Support Team!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Dylan and Andrew making some holiday magic!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

A beautiful photo of John and his mom, Voula.

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Brother and Sister, Jarrod and Caleigh.

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Stylin!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Couples Pic! Looking Great Lexi, Michaela, Andrew and Jordan!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Jesse and the ladies!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Lexi and Jordan.

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Angie and her AWESOME Support Team!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Ho!Ho!Ho!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

What a stylish group!

 

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Naughty or Nice? hehe

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Some Christmas Fright!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Jessie and Jesse!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Spreading the holiday cheer!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Lisa and Diandra spreading the cheer!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Brooklyn and her family!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

John and his family.

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Who’s that peeking over Santa?

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Brenda and Marc spreading the holiday love!

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Holiday Door Prize by: Jason Robin’s Artwork

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

Holiday Carvers, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Regina.

COR Christmas Dinner 2015

East Coast music by: Jakey’s Gin

 

 

Fit & Fun Weight Loss Challenge

COR Fit & Fun Challenge

Are YOU feeling up to the challenge? COR proudly presents the Fit & Fun Weight Loss Challenge. The grand prize is a gift certificate for the purchase of a round trip ticket for two to Edmonton, along with a one night stay in the Fantasyland Hotel.

If you’re interested contact Melissa at melissa(at)creativeoptionsregina(dot)ca