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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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6 Things you didn’t know about the Globe Theatre

Posted by Patti Haus on February 16, 2017

The Globe Theatre in Regina is one of the most popular arts venues in the city. With more than 60,000 patrons attending events each year, I thought it would be fun to find…

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Regina’s can’t miss winter festivals

Posted by Jenn Smith Nelson on December 23, 2016

Beer Bacon Bands oh my! How does sampling cold brew, chowing down on tasty and unique bacon creations while listening to live music sound? Pretty awesome methinks. And according to Beer Bacon Bands…

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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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Homage to the King in the Queen City

Posted by Kenton de Jong on August 18, 2016

Sixty years ago, on January 28, 1956, Elvis Presley performed his first of six appearances on Stage Show. While his performance today would seem timid, at the time Elvis’ shaky hips, long hair…

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Hot Town Summer (Festivals) in the City: Essential info to enjoy upcoming events in the Queen City

Posted by Taron Cochrane on May 19, 2016

While they’re built by infrastructure and economy – it’s actually the cultures within a city that help it continue to grow. Here in Regina, these cultures are celebrated in many different ways with…

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A wellspring of creativity in Cathedral

Posted by Sabrina Cataldo on February 18, 2016

By far, my favourite place to go to see a show in Regina is The Artesian on 13th, located on the corner of 13th Avenue and Angus Street in the Cathedral neighbourhood. There…

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B-sides, Rarities & the Regina Music Scene – Winter Festivals

Posted by Taron Cochrane on January 14, 2016

If 2015 was any indication, the Queen City is alive and well when it comes to summer fun and music festivals. Throughout the months of July and August if Downtown Regina wasn’t full…

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Vertigo Series: A unique mixture of music and literature

Posted by Sabrina Cataldo on October 15, 2015

Vertigo doesn’t have to be a dizzying experience. In fact, it can be enlightening and fun. Far from disorienting, Regina’s Vertigo Series offers audiences the opportunity to experience a unique mixture of literature…

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Accessible art found at Creative City Centre

Posted by Sabrina Cataldo on September 24, 2015

If you’re interested in becoming more involved in Regina’s vibrant arts scene – as a participant or an audience member – you’ll want to get acquainted with the Creative City Centre. Located in…

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B-sides, Rarities & the Regina Music Scene – Venues

Posted by Taron Cochrane on September 17, 2015

According to statistics compiled by MusicReginaLive.ca the city of Regina currently has over 260 active artists and band creating, sharing and performing music. When you stop to think about it for a second…

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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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