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Welcome to the 4th annual Corman Park chili cookoff

Welcome to the 4th annual Corman Park chili cookoff

This event consists of a few things: Contestants who need to cook their best chili Guests/youth/staff who test small portions of each chili, and then vote on their favorite recipe A school amazingly decorated for Halloween Everybody dressed up in Halloween costumes A winner crowned the” Chili Champion”…. their name on the plaque that hangs on the admin wall for bragging…

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What it is like to work with Catie Bear - a youth's story

What it is like to work with Catie Bear - a youth's story

 Experiencing working with Catie Bear – Animal Therapist Extraordinaire Recently, a Ranch Ehrlo Society youth and I were talking about alternative therapy services. We discussed my blog and came up with a grand idea! The youth decided to share their experiences in working with Animal Assisted Therapist, Catie Bear. The following letter was prepared, with my assistance by a Ranch Ehrlo…

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The girl who silenced the world for five minutes

In 1992, a 12 year old Canadian girl attended the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro to address United Nations. She spoke of environmental issues from a youth’s perspective and her speech was followed by a round of applause from the delegates. Her name is Severn Cullis-Suzuki and she is from Vancouver, and you guessed it…her Dad is David Suzuki. At the age of 9 she founded the Environmental…

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Your story matters

Your story matters

Ranch Ehrlo Society invites you to tell your story or make a statement about your time at the Ranch. It is important for the society to record our history to ensure that the heritage of Ranch Ehrlo is preserved. The stories will be compiled into a history book written by Ranch CEO and President Geoff Pawson. If you, or anyone else you know, would be willing to be interviewed for this project…

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Teddy bear sales help at-risk youth

Teddy bear sales help at-risk youth

On October 27, 2011 a cheque was presented to Laura Logan, the manager of Ehrlo Sport Venture from Len Gamache, president of the Children’s Aid Foundation for $16,318.  The cheque was proceeds from last year’s teddy bear sales held at Johnny Reid concerts in  Saskatchewan.  Reid teamed up with the Children’s Aid Foundation to sell a custom teddy bear at all his concerts with 100% of…

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Road trip

Road trip

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Ranch Ehrlo sends five employees to Nunavut

Ranch Ehrlo sends five employees to Nunavut

Ranch Ehrlo is sending five employees to Iqaluit, Nunavut to host a Volleyball Canada camp and learn about the Inuit culture. They will be leaving Monday, October 24, 2011 and returning on Monday, October 31, 2011. The group of employees travelling to Nunavut is:   1. Scott Schutz, Head coach for Volleyball Canada and Ranch Ehrlo teacher - Johnson High School   2. Brian Bernauer…

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Education can heal and empower

 Education is my new hobby Friends and coworkers often bug me because of my newfound hobby: education. That’s right folks, I have taken up education part time, as my new passion and hobby. My education has come through counselling, support groups, relationships, friendships, family, work experience, reading, research, spirituality, and formal university education. Education has helped to…

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RBC donates $30,000 to OHL

RBC donates $30,000 to OHL

To commemorate the opening of its new Cornerstone branch in Prince Albert, RBC Foundation has donated $30,000 from RBC to Ranch Ehrlo Society’s Outdoor Hockey League.  Ehrlo Sport Venture is a community outreach program run by the Ranch Ehrlo Society. The Ehrlo Outdoor Hockey League, founded in Regina in 1992, is Sport Venture’s flagship, having inspired the creation of subsequent leagues…

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Treatment Foster Care Program

Treatment Foster Care Program

We are excited to launch a new program called Treatment Foster Care Program that aims to provide a supportive and loving environment for children in family surroundings. Learn more>>

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Training

I recently was invited to a pilot training session for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention or TCI – our crisis management system for our residential units. All Ranch employees who work with our clients are required to take the training. Recently a smaller version of the course was offered to us office staff to get an idea of what our front line workers go through and learn all about TCI. Our…

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Please meet Catie Bear: animal therapist extraordinaire!

Please meet Catie Bear: animal therapist extraordinaire!

                   

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Problem, problem, problems

Do you think we have gotten to use to comfort? Do we have it too easy? I complain when the toilet paper at work is single ply, when Regina rush hour takes me an extra 5 minutes to get from my downtown office to the Ranch at Pilot Butte, or if I have to walk across the hall because I have run out of Ranch Ehrlo envelopes. Here is a video that kind of puts all our ‘problems’ in…

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Ehrlo Early Learning Centres celebrate Christmas

Ehrlo Early Learning Centres celebrate Christmas

Ehrlo Early Learning Centre is subsidized and licensed childcare centres for children age 18 months to kindergarten. We have five centres in Regina. In December they held Christmas parties for the children and their families. Imperial Community School held their 2nd annual Family Christmas on December 9th.  The staff had a turnout of approximately 80-85 people.  With family interest…

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Naming ceremony for Buckland riding arena

Naming ceremony for Buckland riding arena

 The Buckland Centre Riding Arena has a new name; the Donalda Hansen Centre for Equine Therapy. The official naming ceremony took place on Tuesday, September 20 in front of Ranch youth, staff, board members, family, and friends in the arena north of Prince Albert on the Ranch Ehrlo Buckland Campus. “This classy building is adding just another layer of class when they but Donalda’s name on…

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