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February 2017   
Hello VSSN friends!                                                            
Welcome back to another exciting month at VSSN. Don't forget to stay connected to us on Twitter and Facebook!  
VSSN and SNP invite you to “Common Threads: Weaving a Stronger Nonprofit Sector” 
“Common Threads: Weaving a Stronger Nonprofit Sector” is a FREE conference that will take place on June 9, 2017 at Luther College at the University of Regina. This second annual conference is co-hosted by VSSN and the Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership (SNP) and will focus on new developments and challenges in advocacy, policy and engagement. Featuring Bruce McDonald (president and CEO, Imagine Canada), Dr. Cindy Hanson (Faculty of Education, University of Regina), Jeph Maystruck (co-founder, Strategy Lab) and Dr. Gloria DeSantis (founder of VSSN, Faculty of Justice Studies, University of Regina).

 
Watch for registration details! 
National Volunteer Week is April 23-29, 2017!
How will you celebrate and thank volunteers in your community?
Click here to learn more about National Volunteer Week and how to get involved.
RCE Recognition Event
The Regional Centre for Expertise (RCE) Saskatchewan invites you to nominate an individual or organization that promotes education for sustainable development in Saskatchewan. “Each year RCE Saskatchewan recognizes excellence in efforts to promote education for sustainable development (ESD) in Saskatchewan. Join us on Wednesday May 3, 2017, in Hafford, Saskatchewan with our community hosts from the Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve (RLBR).” For more information, and the nomination form, click here.
VSSN in the community
VSSN attended two Career Fairs at the University of Regina over the past month to showcase the diverse opportunities that exist in the voluntary/nonprofit sector. We also featured a number of databases on the VSSN website where students can go to search for career opportunities in the sector. You can locate this database
here.
NSLI Students and the Regina Bridge Club team up to introduce classic card game to new generation of players
The NSLI courses in Luther College’s
Nonprofit Sector Leadership and Innovation (NSLI) Certificate program are all community-engaged, project-based, and experiential. NSLI 330 (Nonprofit Communications) is no exception; one group of students is working with the Regina Bridge Club. Read below to learn about one aspect of their class project!
 
Do you like on-line strategy games, board games, or card games? If so, you will love Duplicate Bridge. The Regina Bridge Club and students in NSLI 330 invite you to learn how to play this classic game at a tournament they are hosting at Luther College’s Thorne Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 per person, or $15.00 for a group of 4. The event will start off with a mini-bridge session where new players can learn the basics of the game. Volunteers will be at each table to answer questions and ensure everyone understands how to play. Great prizes are up for grabs for the first 40 people to register. Refreshments, snacks and cheap beer will also be available!
 
Dr. Lynn Gidluck is the instructor for the class. She said, “Organizing and promoting this tournament will provide students with real-life experience they can use to organize events for other community nonprofits they work for, or volunteer for, in the future.”
 
The tournament is open to everyone over the age of 19 but space is limited. To register, click here
. To view their events page, click here.