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« on: February 28, 2020, 10:46:59 AM »

3701 Chuka Blvd, Regina
 

SIGN UPS!

We are trying to share this opportunity through all the teams, so at this time only single shifts are available; please only choose 1 time-slot for yourself or your team. Indicate which of the following dates you would like to signup for, giving your name and your team name. Please remember if you sign up you are responsible to cover that shift or to get someone else to cover if something comes up that would affect you attending. To sign up your team must have paid its registration fees.

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5875 Rochdale Blvd
 

SIGN UPS!

We are trying to share this opportunity through all the teams, so at this time only single shifts are available; please only choose 1 time-slot for yourself or your team. Indicate which of the following dates you would like to signup for, giving your name and your team name. Please remember if you sign up you are responsible to cover that shift or to get someone else to cover if something comes up that would affect you attending. To sign up your team must have paid its registration fees.
Note: These are longer shifts which could be shared if needed. 

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Here is the historical account of money raised by SaskGames initiatives for our charity initiatives.  The bulk of the fundraising has been through the annual Play with Your Food (PWYF) campaigns, which culminates in a board gaming event.  This event has occurred each October since 2013.  From 2013 through 2019, PWYF is a multi-hour marathon.

In 2019 we will be changing the charity we are raising funds for - we will now be working with Street Culture Project, they do wonderful work with at risk children in the community, check out their web page! Street Culture Project



$26,000.06 - 2019 [Street Culture]
$33,980.00 - 2018 [Souls Harbour]
$33,332.05 - 2017 [Souls Harbour]
$41,623.05 - 2016 [Souls Harbour]
$38,274.51 - 2015 [Souls Harbour]
$25,916.50 - 2014 [Souls Harbour]
$13,682.88 - 2013 [Souls Harbour]

$212,509.05 - Total Funds Raised by SaskGames' Play With Your Food Charity Initiatives

The progenitor to the public event was Matt Robertson's private gaming event called BixCon. Attendants to BixCon are charged an admission fee to cover food and beverages.  Surplus money after expenses and revenue were balanced were donated to Souls Harbour Rescue Mission for both the 2012 ($250.00) and 2013 ($270.14) events under the heading of Play with Your Food.  These monies raised by BixCon are not included in the total above.

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:excited Play With Your Food is back for its eighth wondrous year!   :excited

21 Hours of Board Gaming: Saturday Oct 17th at 9:00AM to Sunday, October 18th at 6:00AM
Trinity Lutheran Church - 1909 Ottawa St


Play With Your Food is a 21-hour celebration of board gaming that raises funds for Street Culture Project of Regina, Saskatchewan.

Street Culture Project is a Regina based non-profit charitable organization that actively works to empower vulnerable youth within the community. We utilize social entrepreneurship, positive role-modeling, community resources, positive social activities, education-based programming and life-skills training to enable youth to be the change they wish to see within their own lives.

Street Culture focuses on empowering the community through promoting positive self-image, self-confidence, and skills development in the lives of our youth. We have witnessed youth achieve great success in employment, education and in reestablishing cultural roots, which has led to more positive lifestyles and communities.

Please watch the shared video to see a success story from Street Culture
Thomas' story


This day and night of fun for gamers of all ages and interests, will run from Saturday October 17th at 9:00AM until Sunday October 18th at 6:00AM.  Play With Your Food culminates in this mega-day of gaming but the fundraising initiatives thrive throughout the year.  Participants solicit donations and hold a wide variety of enjoyable events, tournaments, raffles and more in the months leading up to the event.

There will be a limit of 120 participants for the Play With Your Food event but everyone is encouraged to participate in the fundraising events that will happen throughout the year!



Registration Instructions

Participants in the Play With Your Food pre-register as teams from 1 to 10 members.
STEP ONE:  Your team captain needs to pre-register your team for the event, fill out the short survey: TEAM SURVEY
   -This survey should only be filled out once per team by the team captain/designate. 
   -You will need to list your team name and the names and email addresses of your team members.

STEP TWO:  Following the survey, each participant must also pay a $25 registration fee by making a donation HERE.
   - Please provide your name and your team’s name as a personal message with your donation
so that we can easily track your registration. 
   - Please include the names of all the persons you are paying for if you are paying more than one registration fee.

A team is not considered fully registered for the event until ALL its participants have paid the $25 registration fee.  Each team will be given an online donation page once registration is completed.

Once you are registered, we encourage all participants to follow our Play With Your Food Facebook page for event updates, fundraising opportunities, announcements, and more!



Fundraising Goals

Each team is given a minimum fundraising target depending on the number of people in a team.  Teams must achieve at least this minimum to participate in the event.   The minimum fundraising targets are as follows:

•             Individual: ($25 registration fee) + $75 minimum funds raised
•             Team of two: ($25 registration fee x 2) + $150 minimum funds raised
•             Team of three: ($25 registration fee x 3) + $225 minimum funds raised
•             Team of four: ($25 registration fee x 4) + $300 minimum funds raised
•             Team of five: ($25 registration fee x 5) + $375 minimum funds raised
•             Team of six: ($25 registration fee x 6) + $450 minimum funds raised 
•             Team of seven: ($25 registration fee x 7) + $525 minimum funds raised
•             Team of eight: ($25 registration fee x 8) + $600 minimum funds raised
•             Team of nine: ($25 registration fee x 9) + $675 minimum funds raised
•             Team of ten: ($25 registration fee x 10) + $750 minimum funds raised 

If you want to add team members, send an email to pwyf@saskgames.ca or send Jennifer a private message on this site.

Remember, these are just the minimum fundraising requirements -- we challenge teams to set far loftier goals than that!

#pwyf #sask_games @pwyf.yqr



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PWYF… More than a gaming event.

Have you ever wondered, “Why bother participating in Play with Your Food?”  Well, Play With Your Food is a unique opportunity to combine our passion for board games with supporting our local community.  PWYF is a chance to raise funds for those who are less fortunate than we are; those who are worried about how they’ll support themselves or their families.   We all live, work and play in Regina, and PWYF gives our enthusiastic board gamers an opportunity to have fun while providing assistance and funding to a local organization that helps our city’s most vulnerable members.

It has been said that community involvement is on the decline. In Regina, the United Way has had to decrease funding to several local community organizations.  Many of these organizations provide services to our city’s most vulnerable children, youth and families.  Funding has decreased for services such as shelters for domestic violence victims, food for school lunches, and homes for children unable to be with their parents. SaskGames’ PWYF initiative is more important now than ever!

There has been a move away from physical volunteering and local giving to web-based support. And while web-based giving is a valuable tool, it does not always reach our local families.  It is quick and easy to donate a dollar or two to a friend’s online cause, but with PWYF you can really get involved and support something relevant to where you live.

PWYF is a fun and interactive program that uses our shared passion for board games as a way to help others. It’s great chance to try out new games, play some old favourites and interact with new people. The event is hosted by the recipients of our funds; the venue and meals are provided by Street Culture, and a low-cost canteen is available.  As well, the Play With Your Food committee runs a silent auction of fantastic items.

But, PWYF is more than a gaming event. Some folks believe that there is no point in attending if they can’t stay the whole time.  Others might think that PWYF is not that different from many of the other gaming opportunities that we regularly participate in such as Prairie Game Expo.  The point of PWYF is not whether you can last the entire day, it’s whether you can take a stance for a worthy cause that benefits our local community.  Can you be a part of something bigger than yourself?  The funds raised from PWYF provide real opportunities to people, things that would not exist if the money we raised were to disappear.
Your efforts have an impact; you do make a difference!

So, consider setting up or creating a team.  It really is okay if you can’t last the whole event (don’t worry - we will only make fun of you a little). Every dollar raised goes to our chosen PWYF charity.  This year that charity is Street Culture Project, a not-for-profit organization that provides and supports employment training and housing for Regina’s most vulnerable youth.  To local organizations like Street Culture Project, our dollars can mean a significant improvement in the delivery of services.

Street Culture builds and support strong resilient youth by focusing on 5 key area’s of support; housing, employment and education, mentorship, health and well-being and building safer communities. An extraordinary number of obstacles have been placed in front of these young people, but it is not too late to help them become successful, contributing, happy, independent adults, and valued and connected community members. We are able to provide youth with the resources and support that we all need to develop resiliency and grow into healthy adults.

Some examples of those things we all need that many of the youth we engage are not blessed with are; a safe place to call home, people that care about them and help nurture their potential, someone to help them with homework and get them to work on time. Youth involved in Street Culture often remain involved long after they have ‘aged out of care’ because they feel like Street Culture is their family. This is a testament to the important relationships we are able to facilitate through our many passionate people and effective programs. At the end of the day, happy healthy youth make for safer, stronger and healthier communities for all of us.

So, when you choose to participate in the PWYF event as a participant or a fundraiser supporter, you really are a community hero!   

Go here to register your team today!! Register now!


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”  Martin Luther King

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Team Rosters

The team roster list below is divided into two sections: teams that have initiated registration (filled out the survey) and teams that have completed registration (paid the $25 registration fee per member).  We will regularly update this list as teams initiate and complete the registration process.  Links to each team's Canada Helps donation pages are included below.

Go HERE for instructions on registration.



Initiated Registration (survey completed)

(01) - The Giant Pygmies of Beckles    Current team total $0.00
Donation Page: TBA
Minimum fundraising requirement: $450 (in addition to the registration fees)
Team's fundraising goal: $1,500
01. Murray Bennett
02. Jim Bennett
03. Lacey Bennett
04. Lee Elliott
05. Erica Thorsen
06. Renée Grimard

(02) - Chit Disturbers    Current team total $0.00
Donation Page: TBA
Minimum fundraising requirement: $450 (in addition to the registration fees)
Team's fundraising goal: $1,000
01. Jennifer Squires
02. Nathan Sgrazzutti
03. Mike Muma
04. Bart Soroka
05. Parker Love
06. Shelby Almasi



Completed Registration (fees paid)

(01) - Meeple Syrup    Current team total $0.00
Donation Page: HERE
Minimum fundraising requirement: $300 (in addition to the registration fees)
Team's fundraising goal: $1,000
01. Lori MacKenzie
02. Jim MacKenzie
03. Natasha Sebastian
04. Scott Harron

(02) - Colorettos    Current team total $0.00
Donation Page: HERE
Minimum fundraising requirement: $300 (in addition to the registration fees)
Team's fundraising goal: $750
01. Rosemarie Opitz
02. Nikki Jacquin
03. Jeremy Guebert


(09) - Mutant Meeples    Current team total $50.00
Donation Page: Here
Minimum fundraising requirement: $225 (in addition to the registration fees)
Team's fundraising goal: $200
01. Wendy Johnson
02. Samantha Johnson

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