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Welcome to Tourism Regina’s new ‘Hang with the Locals’ blog space! Bookmark this page so you can read posts shared by locals who will contribute stories about what they love to do in Regina, their favourite city hotspots, cool events, contests and more.

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Our Streets Are Stories

Posted by Kenton de Jong on May 18, 2017

This year marks the 26th anniversary of Regina’s largest festival, the Cathedral Village Arts Festival (CVAF). Revolving around bustling 13th Avenue, the festival showcases some of Regina’s most creative individuals and their art…

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How to Spoil your Mom this Mother’s Day

Posted by Patti Haus on May 11, 2017

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Are you ready? Instead of running to the nearest store on Sunday morning for a last minute gift for your mom, plan ahead and get her something that will…

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7 Quirky Rainy-Day Date Ideas in Regina

Posted by Ashlyn George on May 4, 2017

The best part about warmer weather and the approaching summer is getting outdoors and enjoying all the city has to offer. But what about on those rainy days – what all is there…

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Tea Time in Regina

Posted by Patti Haus on April 27, 2017

Fancy a cup of tea? Check out these Regina businesses that serve traditional afternoon tea! If afternoon tea makes you think of people in Britain drinking lukewarm tea with their pinky sticking out,…

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Specialty Grocery Stores in Regina

Posted by Sabrina Cataldo on April 6, 2017

For most of us, grocery shopping involves going to a large supermarket and loading up on the essentials. You may want to consider changing your routine once you learn more about some of…

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Best Places For A Spring Date Night

Posted by Cheryl Kirkness on March 23, 2017

Looking for a unique idea for your next date night in Regina? Our city offers plenty of options for date nights – movie theatres, romantic restaurants, live music, sporting events and more. Here…

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Four Places to Embrace Regina’s Irish Community

Posted by Kenton de Jong on March 9, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, and with it comes the annual tsunami of green rimmed glasses, shamrocks and sequins. Although it has always been a popular holiday, St. Patrick’s Day has seen enormous…

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Shopping for your sweetie in the Queen City

Posted by Sabrina Cataldo on January 26, 2017

Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly. Wondering how to treat your sweetie like royalty here in the Queen City? We’ve got a shopping guide to help! What says Valentine’s Day more than chocolate?…

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Veggie heaven in the Queen City

Posted by Sabrina Cataldo on November 24, 2016

The restaurant scene in Regina has changed a lot over the last several years. There are options for every palate. Chefs are happy to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions, so it’s much easier…

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10 Apps to Make it Even Easier to #SeeYQR

Posted by Ashlyn George on September 8, 2016

The top ten apps to make experiencing Regina even easier. 1)Dash “Drink Well, Dine Often” is the motto for Dash, a dining app that allows you to search by type of dining experience,…

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Ashlyn George

Ashlyn George

With opportunities like flying in military jets with the Royal Canadian Air Force to driving her own dog sled team, no adventure is too crazy for travel writer and global explorer Ashlyn George, a supposed-to-be high school teacher. Having visited more than 50 countries on six continents Ashlyn also has a passion for her home province, most notably spending 2015 as the official online personality and travel blogger for Saskatchewan as the Saskatchewanderer. Follow Ashlyn’s global adventures at The Lost Girl’s Guide to Finding the World and on Instagram @thelostgirlsguide.

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Cheryl Kirkness

Cheryl Kirkness is a local freelance writer and the owner of the popular party-planning blog Moms & Munchkins. On her blog, she writes about fun party ideas for kids, delicious recipes, ideas for family fun, family travel and more. You'll also find Cheryl as a regular contributor to Pink Magazine, Calgary's Child Magazine and as a party stylist for Birthday In A Box. She enjoys family adventures with her son and husband both local and through travel in Canada and the US. Follow Cheryl on her blog www.MomsAndMunchkins.ca.

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Jenn Smith Nelson

Jenn Smith Nelson is a local freelance travel writer and photographer who contributes to a number of online and print publications from Westworld Saskatchewan and the National Post to Vacay.ca, Prairies North, Pink magazine and more. She loves exploring her own backyard especially with her kids in tow, and her travel stories range from family travel and girl’s getaways to adventure based experiences across Canada. You can also catch Jenn on CBC Saskatchewan where she a travel columnist. Follow Jenn's travels at travelandhappiness.com

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Kenton de Jong

Kenton de Jong

Kenton de Jong is a local blogger who has traveled to over a dozen countries spanning three continents. His love for travel began in 2010 when he attended the NEXT Generations Leaders Forum in Kingston, Ontario, where he met delegates from all over the world. Here, he also won the collective international Global Vision Award for the group's ideas towards housing and transportation of people in the "megacities" of tomorrow. You can follow his travels on his website kentondejong.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentondejongtravel.

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Patti Haus

Patti Haus is a Regina area blogger and amateur photographer who loves sharing her fondness for Regina people, places and events to anyone who will listen. She enjoys traveling with her husband and two kids. As the creative mind behind her blog, I Heart Regina, she posts about her experiences in Regina and Saskatchewan. You can follow here blog at www.iheartreginask.com.

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Sabrina Cataldo

Sabrina Cataldo

Sabrina Cataldo is an award-winning writer and communications consultant with a love of Regina’s arts and culture scene. She is the volunteer social media coordinator for the Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival and sings in various productions with Regina Lyric Musical Theatre and the choir Swing N Soul. She is in awe of the number of arts activities going on in any given weekend in the city and does her best to attend as many as possible. You can find her on Twitter @sabrina_cataldo.

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Taron Cochrane

Taron Cochrane is a strong and recognizable advocate for the local music industry. From more than 100 appearances on national news and local media (in print and on radio/TV) to his time as the Creative Marketing & Promotions Manager for the Regina Symphony and his social media work with a variety of groups, he continues to showcase what can be achieved through passion, motivation, and community involvement. Taron also works as a freelance writer for the Regina Leader-Post, is a highly sought after province wide public speaker and is currently serving his third term as a director on the SaskMusic board. Named a member of the “CBC Future 40,” Taron is also well known for his social media expertise, and has been recognized for the ‘2nd Best Twitter feed’ in Regina by Prairie Dog Magazine in 2013 & 2014 and as the ‘4th Best Facebook Friend’ in 2014.

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