Suzy Krause, Ambassador

Fall/Winter 2016

Saskatchewan Roughriders 360° Video

Get up close and personal with your favourite CFL team! Experience the action like a Saskatchewan Roughrider through this 360° video. Click and drag around in the video to get the full experience.

Saskatchewan Roughriders Game

You haven’t experienced Regina fully until you’ve been to a Riders game! Get in the action and be a part of the “13th man” in the stands. In Saskatchewan football fans bleed green and provide a fully immersive experience to all those in attendance. Through rain, snow or sun, they pack the stands in support of their favourite team, making them some of the best fans in the league. Read how Suzy spends a Rider game in her blog post, here.

Be a part of the energy, click here to see your first Rider game!

“Rider games feel like a cross between a family reunion and a music festival: you’ve got a bunch of people who see each other only at this event but are absolutely pumped that everyone’s there, and they’re all excited out of their minds to watch the show.”

“They’re all nuts super passionate about their team – like, more than the average football fanbase. You may roll your eyes and you may say, Everyone thinks that about the fans in their city. But nope. I’m telling you: They might actually bleed green. Once, when I was doing that cable show, I had to go to the Grey Cup and interview a bunch of them, so I know about this firsthand.”

-Suzy

#Winterruption17

The holiday cheer stayed around a little bit longer this year to keep those winter blues away. As part of the 2017 RFF Concert Series and with a taste of the summer Festival itself, the Regina Folk Festival partnered with The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon for their second year to present 3 wonderful days of musical warmth on some of the coldest days of the year.

On Jan. 19, 20, & 21 Regina got a whole lot cooler thanks to Winterruption. Regina Ambassador Suzy Krause was lucky enough to hit up several of the awesome artists’ shows. 

Sometimes life bunches up–not unlike pantyhose–and a whole bunch of stuff lands on one weekend and all of the stuff is important and none of the stuff is disposable. When this happens, you just gotta be like, “Okay, I’m going to wear the same outfit all weekend and not sleep and pretend like it’s actually one really long day.”

This past weekend was like that, and one of the items on the packed schedule was Winterruption.

The fine Folk Fest friends at RFF have added another festival weekend to the year (bless them)–the summer one is at the beginning of August, and now there’s a winter one in the middle of January, right when everyone in Saskatchewan is collectively weeping, gnashing teeth, and altogether melodramatizing as a result of -50 temperatures and an endlessly crystallized landscape as far as the ice-encrusted eye can see. It’s a good reason to leave the house. If your vehicle will start.

– Suzy

Check out what artists you should listen to now!

Teeth Week

There are tons of amazing restaurants in Regina and it’s almost impossible to try them all. However, Regina Ambassador Suzy made a strong effort during restaurant week. See what restaurants you need to head over to NOW.

The next night, Barclay and I went out with the Tourism Regina crew to The Willow on Wascana, another local restaurant I’ve never been to before but have always wanted to try. I think they called it a customer experience night, or something like that.

Basically, they brought us almost every dish on the menu, and the chef would come out and explain what we were eating and where they’d sourced the ingredients, etc, which is always a fun thing. We had bone marrow and bison tongue and pork wellington and wild boar chowder and oyster mushroom tostada with sheep’s feta and beef cheeks on gnocchi and some kind of fish and tandoori chicken and sour cream and onion doughnuts and chocolate budino and apple cake…

There might have been other things, too.

It was a legitimate Experience, though. Two days later, Barclay and I are still talking about it like it was a show we went to, discussing and dissecting the flavours and strange but wonderful combinations.

-Suzy

See what other delicious food and restaurants Suzy experienced and get inspired!

Staycation at the Hotel Saskatchewan

Revel in our unparalleled elegance and crisp world-class service at The Hotel Saskatchewan, Autograph Collection. Read as Suzy gets to experience her own staycation at this newly-renovated hotel!

I have a friend who’s a big fan of the staycation. She takes her family to a hotel here in town and they stay there overnight, use the waterslide, eat the continental breakfast, and go home in the morning. And, I mean, it makes sense…

Me, I’ve been skeptical of the idea–not because I don’t think it’s brilliant, but because it doesn’t seem…correct. I guess I’m hung up on the definition. A vacation is for getting away. Literally: to vacate. Why in the world, I’ve wondered, would I spend money to stay in a place just down the street from where I already stay to do things I already do in a city I’m already in?

So, okay, a couple of weeks ago, Hotel Saskatchewan invited me and Barclay to spend a night there–my very own staycation. I thought to myself, Why not? First of all: I rarely turn down free things. Second, when you’re skeptical of something you really should get right up close to it and examine it from all angles. And when the thing is something as pleasant and relaxing as a vacation, whether you could hold a dictionary to it or not, all the better.

– Suzy


Discover why The Hotel Saskatchewan is one of Suzy’s favourite places.