About Regina Beach:
Regina Beach was incorporated as a village in 1920. It is located in south central Saskatchewan in the Qu’Appelle Valley on the south shore of Last Mountain Lake. It is an active lakeside resort town in the summer, but is a vital community year round. (Information adapted from the Regina Beach Facebook Page and from Wikipedia.)
About Buena Vista:
The village of Buena Vista is nestled comfortably along the southern shores of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan, and is home to both permanent residents and seasonal cottage owners. The village prides itself on providing a beautiful community in which to live and raise a family, with only a short commute to the city. (Information adapted from the Buena Vista website.)
Kinookimaw was originally designated for the Touchwood Hills and Qu’Appelle Valley Indians in Treaty Number 4 of the Northwest Territories in 1874. Seven First Nations Bands: Daystar, Pasqua, Gordons, Muscowpetung, Poormans, Muskoweken, and Piapot. Although some of the land was later ceded to the government, the seven bands eventually were able to reclaim a portion of that land. They formed the Kinookimaw Beach Association, and together administer the community’s lots and their maintenance. (Information condensed and adapted from the Kinookimaw website.)
In 2018, in an event at the Legislative Building in Regina, the communities of Regina Beach/Buena Vista/Kinookimaw were recognized by the Government of Saskatchewan as Age-Friendly Communities.
The communities had completed four Age-Friendly milestones: establishing an Age-Friendly Committee, achieving local government support, assessing the community, and implementing an action plan to achieve this honour.
The photo below was taken at that time.
Committee formed in April, 2013 consisting of nine members. Contact person was Ron Monk.
Support received from Regina Beach Town Council on March 4, 2013 and Buena Vista Village Council on March 2, 2013.
The community was surveyed in May, 2013, then a town hall meeting was held in June, 2013.
Items in initial action plan:
Further action items as of February 14, 2016:
Further action items as of April 14, 2016:
Further action items as of June 16, 2017:
Further action items as of June 27, 2017:
Further action items as of July 19, 2017:
Further action items as of August 30, 2017:
Further action items as of November 18, 2017:
Through meeting minutes, progress is recorded and reported.