Changes at the Hub and new website!
Queen City Hub is committed to helping foster growth and action in Regina and, as ever, we’ve got change a-brewing. This time, it is our own organization who is undergoing a re-imagining. On August 1st, Queen City Hub is leaving it’s current home at 1843 Hamilton Street, and moving…to everywhere! After much visioning and imagining about what the Hub is and can be, we are excited to be starting a new chapter as a (joyfully) space-free non-for-profit organization.
We are so grateful to the Creative City Centre for their support in our fixed-address home over the past 18 months. Our time as tenants of the CCC has been creative and essential to our development as an organization, and has helped prepare us for the future of the Hub in Regina. Thank you to Marian and Shayna for being wonderful downtown colleagues, neighbours, and guides for us.
Queen City Hub aspires to be a meeting place for thinkers and change-makers, and to help connect individuals and organizations to help drive change in our city. After much discussion and self-reflection, our board of directors decided that the way to best fulfill these aspirations was to become a mobile, responsive organization within Regina: not fixed to one address or specific community. We are excited by the kind of dynamic programming and idea generation that is possible throughout Regina, which utilizes multiple spaces and communities to engineer change. By becoming more nimble within the city, we plan to develop the kind of relationships that will help make this happen.
We are confident that this new transition in the life of the Queen City Hub will better help us to fulfill the Hub’s mandate, which is:
“Queen City Hub will create a space for diverse groups of people to come together to connect, create, and make. We are responsive to the needs and desires of Regina as it encounters growth and change. We activate communities and cultivate engaged citizenship in the hopes of building both a dynamic and welcoming city.”
We see a future in which Queen City Hub exists to help catalyze positive change in Regina, helping to provoke and connect individuals in fuelling their collective inspirations about this city. To achieve this, we need to broaden our understanding of space and community, to more adequately respond to what the city needs. With this new direction, we believe we’re starting that journey.
Want to know more about what’s going on at the Hub? Keep in touch with us via social media during this transition (on Facebook, or through @queencityhub!), and stay tuned for our fall programming