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Theme: Engage

This event occurred on
March 23, 2017
1:00pm - 7:00pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
Regina, Saskatchewan

A library is place of connections – connections to learning, to language, to new experiences and new people.
Engage is the action taken after you make a connection.

It can also mean attract, occupy, involve, participate, pledge to do something; it’s the word said at the start of a swordfight and the one famously used by Captain Picard of the Starship Enterprise.

At TEDxRPLCentralLibrary, we’re asking you to not just make a connection but to engage: with each other, with learning, with health, with creativity, with technology, with history, with the future, with the environment, and with ideas –new and old, big and small.

Regina Public Library Film Theatre
2311-12th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 3Z5
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Brad Bellegarde

Hip Hop Artist
CBC Future 40 winner and Neechie Gear Role Model, Brad Bellegarde aka InfoRed has rocked the microphone across Turtle Island and has been featured at events such as the 2014 North American Indigenous Games, Aboriginal Music Week in Manitoba, APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live and Vancouver’s Olympic Games celebrations. Brad is a proud Nakota/Cree member of the Little Black Bear First Nation who calls Regina home. A true believer that education is the new Buffalo, he works with schools to present his unique methods of education. Brad is also a storyteller through his journalism. InfoRed was invited to perform for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during their Royal visit in 2012.

Colin Hall

Lecturer in Religious Studies, Kinesiology and Sociology at the University of Regina and Luther College, Colin Hall has been teaching and studying yoga for over 15 years. He is the co-director of Bodhi Tree Yoga, where he and his wife Sarah built a thriving yoga community in Regina, SK. Colin started practicing yoga in the late 1990’s and continues to learn from his original teacher, David McAmmond. Colin provides workshops and teacher trainings on asana and yoga philosophy in addition to leading yoga tour groups to India. With his background in Religious Studies, Colin studies and teaches a fully integrated approach to yoga that incorporates biomechanics, psychology, philosophy, and storytelling. His classes and writings are funny, challenging explorations into the depths of the body and mind. He has been published in Om Yoga Magazine, Elephant Journal, Rebelle Society, and is a regular contributor for Yoga International.

Jennifer Ehrmantraut

Leadership Coach
Jennifer is edgy, funny, and a little sweary. With over 20 years of tell-it-like-it-is leadership in public and private organizations, she climbed the corporate ladder to discover her passion for coaching and leadership development. She is a professional accountant by trade and inspires intentional joy by passion. Her biggest lesson has been that when we lose the connection to ourselves then we can no longer connect with others. In finding her connection to herself again, Jennifer is redefining what success looks like through her company, Intentional You. There, she challenges individuals to question their stories, their capabilities, and their judgements of themselves, to give them the platform to jump beyond what they thought was possible.

Jeph Maystruck

Marketing Consultant
Jeph has an utter disregard for the status quo, for the past 9 years he has been disrupting the marketing industry in Canada. He gives keynotes regularly on a variety of topics, hands out lottery tickets daily, and runs a marketing company out of Regina called Strategy Lab. Jeph has had the pleasure of working with organizations such as Carmichael Outreach, the Regina Police Service, Gentle Teaching International, and teaches social media marketing at the University of Regina. Other than marketing, his real passion is coaching volleyball. He cofounded "Big Idea Camp" (a Summer Entrepreneurship camp for highschool students), doesn't believe in cutlery organizers, and has inspiringly funny business cards.

Mohammed Nazari

Physical Therapist & Curious Mind
Mohammed Nazari was born in Iran, spending 4 years in Dubai moved to Canada in 1997. He loves Canada and call himself a Canadian. Mohammed is a physical therapist, business owner and television host. He is an avid runner, a healthy eater and looks at the world with sense of curiosity. He is constantly educating himself and prides himself on having an open mind to new knowledge.

Organizing team


Regina, SK, Canada


Regina, SK, Canada
  • Sarah Bonish
    Team member