Cassandra and Nathan

What's Your Style Dance

Astonished! is pleased to partner with the City of Regina in this inclusive dance project. Everyone had a chance to get their groove on and let loose to the music. The summer dance night took place on July 21st at Mamaweyatitan Centre, Regina. Future Dance Nights will be posted on our Events page as soon as the dates are confirmed.

Community Garden

This is our second year to plant and tend an accessible garden bed in the South Regina Community Garden. The garden is providing great opportunities to learn about growing plants, growing fun, and growing community. The raised beds make it easier to weed, water, and harvest. There is always lots of laughter when we gather at the garden.

Summer Literacy

Summer Literacy 10 began on July 6, 2022 and runs from 1:00 – 4:00 on consecutive Wednesday’s and Thursday’s until August 18, 2022. Summer Literacy is a safe, comfortable, and most importantly, fun place for Core Members to enhance their literacy skills with friends.  This summer the literay students are reading an autobiography, Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space, by Amanda Leduc. They are also exploring areas of financial, health, technology, and creative writing literacy.
Vinia, Nathan, Meadow, Kelsey
Megan and Kamila

Kamila Sanborn - Summer Literacy Staff

Hi my name is Kamila Sanborn. I am originally from Redvers, SK but moved to Regina in 2018 to pursue my Bachelor of Social Work degree. I completed my degree in April of this year and had the pleasure of doing my major practicum with Astonished! I learned a lot in my placement and met a lot of great people who I am happy to spend more time with now that I am working for Astonished in summer literacy. In my free time I love to paint, walk my dog, go hiking and spend time with my friends and family. 
Cassandra, Haley, Courtney

Haley McGrath - Summer Literacy Staff

Hello! My name is Haley McGrath and I am going into my fifth year of my Bachelor of Kinesiology, majoring in Human Kinetics and Gerontology. I am originally from Slave Lake, Alberta and am so excited to be spending my first summer in Regina as part of the Astonished! Team. Within my degree, I have learned that helping individuals achieve their goals and dreams is one of my true passions and am so grateful that Astonished! has given me the opportunity to further explore that passion while learning other valuable skills. In my free time, I love going for walks around Wascana Lake, and spending time with my friends and my dog, Fergie. 

Astonished! Summer Adventures

We are exuberant about this summer’s Big Sky Summer Adventure Program. There are ten events being offered between mid-June and late August.  Please remember that you do not need to sign up for all ten, we just ask that you RSVP at least a week before the activity you want to attend.
The Big Sky Summer Adventure Program is partially funded through the City of Regina Sport and Recreation Stream Grant

Thank YOU

We are so grateful for our summer volunteers. 
Emma Hancock 
Priya Verma 
Elisa Wong 
Callum Kraft
Jordan Macdonald 


Our annual membership year is June 1 to May 31. We invite you to become a member or to renew your current membership.

Core Members - Young adults 18-35 years of age with complex physical disAbilities, who support the dream, vision and guiding principles of the organization are core members and as such are not required to pay membership fees. Membership is free.

Individuals and Families - Everyone who indicates interest, supports the dreams, vision, and guiding principles of the organization, participates, and contributes as they are able. Annual Individual Membership is $25.00. Annual Family Membership is $40.00.

Click here for membership form

Summer Raffle

Please email Bonnie Cummings-Vickaryous if you would like to purchase tickets on our summer raffle. Tickets must be sold and purchased in Saskatchewan.

The draw will take place on August 21st at our Annual Summer BBQ!

Summer BBQ

The A! Annual Summer BBQ will take place on Sunday afternoon, August 21, 2022. Details will be posted on our social media and events page soon.


In a theatre production there is as much going on behind the scenes as there is at centre stage. This is also true of a not-for-profit organization. At our Annual General Meeting, on June 21, 2022, we acknowledged the work behind the scenes as well as centre stage. Thank you to our amazing Board of Connectors who deal with our organizational policies and protocol; to our staff who are adapting and responding to the changing realities of daily life in a pandemic, to our University of Regina Practicum Students and volunteers; to our very generous donors and supporters; and most of all, to all the Astonished! Core Members. Please take a look at who we, with your support, were able to be in the 2021-2022 year

Truth and Reconciliation

This year Astonished! has been presenting a 6-part Truth and Reconciliation Workshop The purpose of this series is to provide a learning opportunity to better understand the history of colonialism in Canada, the impact and harm it brought to Indigenous Peoples of this land which is now Canada, also known as Turtle Island, and to the Treaty Relationship between settlers and First People. These workshops also delve into the current need to participate in the work of truth and reconciliation and to bring healing.

The next workshop will take place on September 15 – 12:30pm- 4pm at First Nations University of Canada Multi-Purpose Room. We will begin with a catered lunch from a local Indigenous business, focus on a particular aspect of Truth and Reconciliation, and end with an afternoon refreshment break from 3pm-4pm. If you would like to join us please RSVP to Melissa Turbuck 

Thank YOU

Thank you to the Community Initiatives Fund for support of this workshop series.

Thank YOU

Thank you to the South Saskatchewan Vital Community Fund for support of this workshop series.

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