Entries by Brenda MacLauchlan

Walk and Roll

You can always count on some new thing to be taking place at Astonished! In harmony with the UN International Day of Persons with DisAbilities eight University of Regina kinesiology students are teaming with Astonished! to host our first Annual Walk and Roll. Walk and Roll is a family-friendly pledge event that aims to raise […]


Serendipity means a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. At Astonished! we had been looking for ways to develop our skills at telling our stories in video, but not finding what we were looking for. Then, unexpectedly, while on retreat in East End, Saskatchewan, Brenda MacLauchlan found exactly what we wanted. While reading the community newsletter […]

Don’t Miss It

Have you been thinking about checking out a local sports bar? Well we have the perfect opportunity for you. On Thursday September 24th from 6:00 – 9:00 you can join the awesome Astonished! community and friends at  Press Box Sports Bar (909 Albert Street). Core Member, Kaitlyn Hoar, is hosting her second annual Steak Night […]

Paige Racette

My brain goes faster than I can type, but I have a solution; I use ‘speech to text’ on my tablet and phone, and ‘speech recognition’ on my computer. This makes it so much easier for me to work with the printed word. Learning ‘speech to text’ or ‘speech recognition’ takes patience because you have […]

Summer Literacy Success

When you read the words ‘Summer Literacy Program’, what comes to mind? Smiling, happy faces like the ones in the photo above? These are some of the participants in the A! Summer Literacy program. Pagan Racette (A! Core Member) loved the book I want to Go Home, because it was about summer camp, and she […]

Annual Summer Fun BBQ

We hope you will join us at the Annual Astonished! BBQ  Tuesday August 18th at Evraz Park (Formerly Ipsco Park), 1670 Armour Road, 5:30 –8:00 pm. Everyone please bring your own chair (wheel or lawn) and we will meet you at the front gates of the park and provide the food and beverages! RSVP by […]

Ryan Matheison

You might say I was a bit of a rover in my early years. I was born in Saskatoon and then moved to Cudworth, Regina, Balgonie, Regina, Pense, and back to Regina, where I finally settled down. I attended school in most of these places, but spent my final few high school years at Michael […]

Jake Sawa

There are so many things to love about our association with the University of Regina.  We love it when students come to Astonished! with ideas of how we can partner together. Jake Sawa, U of R Kinesiology grad, came to us last summer with the idea of creating the A! Dance Project. Jake learned some […]

Summer Adventures

Summer is often a time for trying new things, changing the routine. In this newsletter we are highlighting some of the Astonished! summer adventures. This includes big news from James, Bonnie, and Lauren (photo above). Click here to read more…… Photo by  Tanys Rae Photography