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Together we can make a difference for Regina children.

small hands BIG DREAMS

By: Regina Early Learning Centre

small hands BIG DREAMS

By: Regina Early Learning Centre

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Together we can make a difference for Regina children.

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March 17, 2022 6:00 PM CDT to 10:00 PM CDT
Casino Regina
1880 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK  S4P 0B2

small hands BIG DREAMS!

small hands, BIG DREAMS is a premier event supporting the Regina Early Learning Centre early childhood programming in Regina. The live event will be held March 17th, 2022 at the Casino Regina Show Lounge and feature musical performances by the Cattails, Conrad Bigknife and The Shoe-string Cowboys, and The UnCoolas. We will have a virtual silent auction, 50-50 cash raffle, and a few other fun surprises. Supporting this event is a great way to show your concern for Regina’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens and invest in the future health of our community. With your help, we hope to raise over $75,000.00.  

Founded in 1977, the Regina Early learning Centre is a family and child development centre which works with families to foster the healthy development of children from prenatal to five years of age. The first five years of life are incredibly important and can have a profound impact on physical and mental health, educational success and ability to become a contributing member of our community. Investments in young children lead to healthier children, stronger families and more vibrant communities.

Buy Tickets Here $40 each

Early Learning Centre in Our Lives: Testimonials

Regina Early Learning Centre (ELC) families and staff talk about the positive role the Centre has played in their and their children's lives.


Special Guest Co-Host: JC Garden

J.C. Garden is the News Director at CTV Regina.

Raised in Saskatchewan, J.C. went on to graduate with a bachelors of arts degree in Journalism from the University of Regina. He served an internship with CTV Regina in 2003, and joined the news department full time in 2004.

He is a recipient of several RTNDA Awards for feature reporting.

J.C. was the Senior Weather Anchor for CTV Regina before taking over the role of News Director.


Special Guest Co-Host:

Jodi Robson

Jodi Robson is a proud member of the Okanese First Nation in Treaty Four Territory. She is of Cree and Nakoda heritage.

Thanks to her successful run as a finalist in season 3 of CBC's The Great Canadian Baking Show, Jodi was able to showcase her culture and culinary skills nationwide. During the season 5 Holiday Special she was once again able to share her passion for baking and the inspiration derived from her family and life as an Indigenous woman.

Jodi resides in Regina, with her partner and their two children. Together, they enjoy the outdoors while camping, hiking and foraging year round.

Her rustic and fearless approach to baking makes for delicious dishes that anyone can recreate. She continues to share her baking journey and culture on her Instagram page @jodyjoroso.


Special Guest Co-Host: Taron Cochrane

For over a decade, Taron Cochrane has been a strong and proud advocate of our community.

From local music and local events, to local people and local causes - he's always been a firm believer in unity and the power of change through kindness.

As the only person in North America to own the entire career discography of Canada's Polka King, Walter Ostanek -- he's also a champion of finding happiness through song.

Taron has been a long-time resident of Regina with his wife, Jenna and their two kids. He was proudly born and raised in the small, rural town of Strasbourg.

Taron loves good conversation and has been working for CBC Saskatchewan as a Senior Communications Officer since 2018. Find him online or in person (especially if you want to talk about music!)

Musical Talent


The UnCoolas

What do you get when you bring founding members of Men Without Shame and the Blazers together with a couple members of the Regina cover band of the year The New Montagues? You get the greatest hits of all time played the way you remember them. No pre-recorded tracks, all live. Whether you dance the night away or want to sit and tap your feet while singing along, this group will give you a night to remember. You

deserve a night out.

The UnCoolas

Show time at 9:00 p.m


Conrad Bigknife and The Shoe-String Cowboys

Conrad has always been a country music fan. Honing his skills as an artist over the past two decades. He loves the creative process of entertaining audiences at outdoor festivals and casino show lounges.

He’s always looking for opportunities to further his development as an entertainer. He loves surrounding himself with musicians who are like-minded to get another music view. He likes to collaborate with any style of musician, so let’s get creating.

The Shoe-String Cowboys, are a very professional, talented group of guys who’ve been working with Conrad for the past 3 or 4 years. Committed to their crafts, these guys bring all the creativity and passion to the show. Spanning many genres of music they can produce a variety of songs to keep you intrigued.

Band Members:

Conrad Bigknife

Darcy Labelle

Don Henderson

Kelten Chyz

Dean Yadlowski

Glenn Sawatzsky

Showtime at 8:00 pm



The Cattails are a new group from Regina, with a sound centered on a unique combination of mandola and trumpet. They are inspired by the musical traditions and philosophy of New Orleans Jazz, and their sound is born from the fusion of that ethos with the unique natural and cultural environment of Regina. The Cattails artistic mission is to achieve a "swamp sound:" to distill a clean and distinct sound from the wastewater of myriad traditions and influences. Allow the rhythmic thrum of the mandola to ferry you away to a primordial fen, where

Dixieland standards, Irish ayres, Japanese folk dances and Slavic marches eddy and swirl in the waters.

Show time at 7:00 p.m


50/50 Online Raffle

Coming Soon!

The History of the ELC

Regina Early Learning Centre (ELC) founder, Anne Luke, discusses the history, vision, and collaboration behind the preschool's establishment.

Find our more about the Regina Early Learning Centre here

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Regina Early Learning Centre
The Regina Early Learning Centre brings families with young children together, to nurture skills and development through parenting programs, high quality early childhood experiences, and culturally affirming practices. Each year we serve over 250 vulnerable children and their families through our home visiting and preschool programming and hundreds more through the Regina Early Years Family Resource Centre and the Regina Perinatal Health Network.
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