Generating Awareness About Homelessness
in Regina

5 Days for the Homeless was started by business students from the University of Alberta in 2005. Their mission was to generate awareness about homelessness, raise monetary donations for local charities around the country and to change the image of business students. During this event, student participants experience homelessness for five days in early March, in hopes of achieving these goals. Since its inception, this movement has expanded from a local movement at the University of Alberta to a national campaign with 19 other universities throughout Canada joining in. This past year, over $200,000 was raised nationally and the Paul J. Hill School of Business raised over $52,000 (the highest raised across Canada, ever!). This year, our campus-wide goal is to raise $50,000, with all funds going to our local partner, Carmichael Outreach.

Carmichael Outreach is a non-profit organization in Regina, Sk. They offer emergency services and long-term supports with a goal to end the chronic experiences of poverty and homelessness in our city. Carmichael focuses on strong community values including respect, dignity and empowerment.

2017’s schedule looked like this! Stay tuned for 2018!

Friends of 5 Days

Location: Revival Music Room
Date: Sunday, March 18
Time: 5:30pm

We invite all of our Friends of 5 Days, to join us on Sunday March 18 at Revival Music Room (2224 Dewdney Ave) to kick off our 5 Days for the Homeless campaign. We will have drinks, appetizers, and even better company. There will also be local talent performing for this great cause. This event is great opportunity to socialize with like minded ‘change makers’ in our community- and to learn a little more about Carmichael Outreach. Entrance is by donation, and every dollar we fundraise throughout the night will be donated to Carmichael Outreach.

Photo by  Brandi Klein.

5 Rides for 5 Days

Location: Wheelhouse Cycle Club
Date: Monday, March 19th
Time: Classes throughout the day

Enjoy trying something new and knowing that your participation goes towards a great cause? Look no further! Wheelhouse Cycle Club has teamed up with Hill BSS to ride to the beat, ride together, and do it harder than anyone else! During the evening of Monday March 19th. There will be 5 rides in honour of our campaign for 5 Days for the Homeless, which gives you all plenty of options and times to come support the cause, work up a sweat, AND have a BLAST!  Wheelhouse is a HOT topic in the community so come alone or grab a friend you haven’t seen in awhile and catch up at one of our 5 rides during the night.

Burger Night

Location: Browns Social House
Date: Tuesday, March 20th
Time: 5:00pm to 10:00pm (Come & Go)

Grab your friends and head down to Browns Social House East for a burger!

Each $25 ticket includes a meal, including any choice of side and a beer!

Lumberjax Axe Throwing

Location: 1545 S Railway St
Date: Wednesday, March 21st
Time: 6-10 pm

How many more times can we say that there is nothing new to do in Regina? We have a solution for you! Come out to Lumberjax to do some axe throwing on March 21st with your friends, family or co-workers for a exciting new experience! Lumberjax offers an opportunity for you to practice your axe throwing abilities in a safe environment while having some fun and healthy competition with your friends!

Downtown Donation Day

Location: Scarth Street Mall
Date: Thursday, March 22nd
Time: 11:30pm to 1:30pm

We will be downtown Regina on Thursday, March 23rd to collect monetary donations for Carmichael Outreach! This is a great opportunity to meet our 5 participants and students of the University.  We will have entertainment and Tim Horton’s coffee!

Lip Sync Battle

Location: The Owl
Date: Thursday, March 22nd
Time: 7:00pm

Our fourth annual Lip Sync Battle is back and better than ever! Come on out and watch people perform! In between lip sync’s you will have a chance to donate money to have your friends perform a karaoke song of your choosing! Just in the mood to enjoy the show? Kick back, relax, and buy an immunity bracelet at the door.

Closing Press Conference

Location: The Owl
Date: Friday, March 23rd
Time: 1:00pm

Join us on Friday, March 23rd, at our closing press conference to wrap up the incredible week.

Come and help us celebrate and thank our wonderful volunteers!

Interested in Sponsoring 5 Days for the Homeless?

We wouldn’t be able to host the amazing events we do without our wonderful sponsors. If you’re interested in sponsoring this year, click the button below to contact us!