Derek Meyers is the MLA for the Walsh Acres Constituency since the election in October of 2020. Before Meyers entered politics, he had a very diverse background. He was raised on a grain farm by Midale and comes from a family that was involved in oil exploration and production. He started working in the oil fields and later went on to become a geologist working for six years in the exploration and consulting field in the oil industry. From there, Meyers went on to pursue his dreams and studied at NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) Radio and Television, to become a sports announcer and anchor at Global News Network for almost a decade. He became a household name in Regina.

He expressed that working for the public as a political representative has been a lifelong dream and he got into politics so that he could help people and make a change. One of those changes that Meyers would like to see happen is a greater awareness of mental health and suicide prevention. Before Meyers got into politics he was a volunteer with the Canadian Mental Health Association and produced videos for them with his production company.

Currently, Derek Meyers has three children and lives with his partner Laurie Ireland. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Human Services. The Standing Committee on Human Services considers matters relating to health, social services, education, and labour.

This mandate is accomplished through the examination of legislative proposals, budgetary estimates, annual reports, regulations, and by-laws of professional associations, and by conducting inquiries.

Walsh Acres

Regina Walsh Acres is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. Originally created for the 16th Saskatchewan general election in 1967 from parts of Regina North and Regina West, this constituency has changed boundaries many times.

Today this district includes the Regina neighbourhoods of Normanview, Regent Park, Sherwood-McCarthy, McCarthy Park, and Walsh Acres.

The riding stretches from McCarthy Boulevard in the north to 1st Avenue North in the south. It also goes west from Courtney Street and east to Pasqua.

The area is mostly residential with some businesses. It is primarily a working middle class and university-educated area with an average age of females and males in the 30 to 50-year-old range. The majority of people that live there are living in a house and on average there are 3 to 4 people per household. The majority of adults are married. The population, based on the 2016 census was over 25,000 which is up from previous years. For more information on the specific areas of Walsh Acres constituency click neighbourhood profiles.

Overall, it is a good area to raise a family with two skating rinks, close to libraries, numerous schools and recreation centres.
There are a lot of parks and green space. Some of the programs offered through the community association are Tae Kwon Do, Sportball, Yoga, Pickleball and more. Recently the community association has been proud to donate $10,000 to the Regina Food Bank. The Normanview area is great for all kinds of households, but families are the largest group. Families with children in the area tend to have 1 child at home, with a large percentage of young children.

Homeownership in Normanview is high, with a split of 61% owners to 39% renters among those living in the area. Activities common to the area include reading, gardening, swimming. Regent Park is a very good neighbourhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a relaxed environment. Most areas in this part of the city are very quiet, as the streets are very tranquil. Lastly, it is very easy to get to parks from most locations within the neighbourhood since there are a few of them close by for residents to check out. Homeownership in Sherwood – McCarthy is high, with a split of 83% owners to 17% renters among those living in the area. There are two elementary schools located in the centre of Argyle Park / Englewood and is also home to The Argyle Park Community Centre. There is a small commercial centre conveniently located on Argyle Street; however, a short commute by car or city bus will take you to all your retail needs on Rochdale Boulevard. Rochdale has two high schools Winston Knoll Collegiate and Michael A. Riffel High School and many businesses and restaurants for residents to enjoy.