Get to Know Us
The Al Ritchie Community Association (ARCA) is a registered charity and non-profit organization that has been actively advocating on behalf of the Al Ritchie community since 1987. We began as a small organization who managed recreational programming for the residents of Al Ritchie. After 30 years, we have grown to include social programming, services, community events and referrals to other agencies and organizations in Regina.
The neighbourhood was named in recognition of Alvin (Al) Ritchie, one of Regina’s most important sportsmen. Al Ritchie was a booster of amateur sports in the city. He has been inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, the CFL Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Roughrider Plaza of Honour. A street and a number of facilities within the neighbourhood also have been named in recognition of Al Ritchie.
ARCA works hard to find funding, including grants, sponsorships, partnership and local business involvement to be able to provide and meet the demands of the Al Ritchie area. Priorities, goals and activities are determined through interaction with the community at meetings, established programs, events and direct contact with our staff and volunteer board. ARCA operates with the philosophy that residents know what kind of programming they need and want.
A number of community resources, services and amenities in close proximity to each other serve as the primary gathering place and hub of the community. This neighbourhood hub is made up of the Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre, the Prince of Wales Library, the Al Ritchie Wellness Centre, the Al Ritchie Community Association, the Al Ritchie Arena, tennis courts, a boarded skating rink, and the accessible playground and spray park.
The Al Ritchie Community Association also operates the Al Ritchie Wellness Centre, manages two community gardens and provides hours of programming out of their space in the neighbourhood hub.
To meet the needs of the community by providing inclusive programs and services that enriches the lives of our members.
By engaging residents, the Al Ritchie Community Association responds to the needs of our community by providing inclusive programs and services.
Empowerment - Accessibility - Engagement
Respect - Teamwork - Fun
Where Are We?
The Al Ritchie neighbourhood is bordered by the industrial lands and Dewdney East to the north of Victoria Avenue, the Boot Hill, Douglas Park neighbourhood and Wascana Centre to the south of Broadway and 19th Avenue, the Arcola East neighbourhood to the east of the Highway 1 Bypass and the Heritage and Gladmer Park neighbourhoods to the west of Winnipeg Street. The following are located within the Al Ritchie neighbourhood boundaries: Arnhem Place; Assiniboia Place; Broders Annex; Glen Elm Park South and a section of Assiniboia East.