Photo credit: Gerry Ruecker
Common Weal was pleased to take part in the Heritage Community Association’s Harvest Moon Festival located in Regina’s Maple Leaf Park. The participatory project invites residents to imagine the changes they’d make to their neighbourhoods.
Responses ranged from the fantastic, such as a waterslide transit system, imported butterflies, and community superheros, to serious, such as a strategy to address the rates of missing and murdered indigenous women, commitment to combating racism, and more affordable housing. An overwhelming majority of participants wished for safe bike lanes, and local businesses and initiatives like coffee shops, community gardens, bookstores, youth programs, shared feasts, and music festivals.
The responses were shared with Heritage Community Association staff and board and will inform their initiatives in the coming years.
- Maple Leaf Park, regina
# of Participants
# of Staff Who Joined the Round Dance
- Heritage Community Association
One of the most rewarding aspects of working with Common Weal is the people we meet and get to know through the course of our projects. Wonderful people that I wouldn’t normally meet in my daily life, who come from vastly different backgrounds and circumstances than I.