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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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Chasing Wind with the Saskatchewan Windriders

Posted by Ashlyn George on June 22, 2017

They were partly responsible for bringing Redbull into the city of Regina with their Kite Farm Competition in 2015, but what happens to all those crazy snowkiters in the summertime? They swap snowsuits…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Standup Paddleboarding on Wascana Lake

Posted by Ashlyn George on June 8, 2017

Wascana Lake is a pinnacle location in the city of Regina but most people only ever experience the lake by walking or jogging around it. The perfect way to spend a summer evening…

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Fun ways to get fit for summer!

Posted by Jenn Smith Nelson on May 25, 2017

With summer just around the corner, you may be thinking about ways to get toned up and get more fit. If you are anything like me, the same old mundane gym routine keeps…

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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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Bigger and Better than ever: 41 years of the Regina Farmers’ Market

Posted by Jenn Smith Nelson on August 25, 2016

There’s no better place in the city to get your hands on fresh and local products than the Regina Farmers’ Market (RFM). Housed in the heart of downtown at City Square Plaza, it…

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Regina’s top patio spots for crafty summer cocktails 

Posted by Jenn Smith Nelson on July 28, 2016

Two words: patio season. It’s the time of year when Regina folks flock to restaurant and pub decks to enjoy the warm weather, good conversation with friends, people watching and have a cocktail…

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50 IDEAS FOR SUMMER FAMILY FUN

Posted by Cheryl Kirkness on July 21, 2016

We’re a few weeks into the summer break from school and it’s great to see the local parks filled with happy kids. Whether you’re coming to Regina for a family vacation or enjoying…

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Five Items You Should Own as a Saskatchewan Roughrider Fan

Posted by Ashlyn George on July 14, 2016

We all know Regina is home to the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders football team as well as the affectionately dubbed Rider Nation fan base. The whole province, in fact, has just as much Rider Pride…

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A cold cone on a hot day: Ice cream in Regina

Posted by Sabrina Cataldo on July 7, 2016

Ice cream! Is anything more delectable than Ice cream? Why, even the most respectable eat Ice cream. It’s wonderful on a Sunday afternoon In June. -from Anne of Green Gables, The Musical For…

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10 Great Picnic Spots in Regina

Posted by Cheryl Kirkness on June 30, 2016

School is out for summer and kids are excited to enjoy their summer vacations around the city. From the Queen City Ex to the outdoor pools to Milky Way ice cream trips and…

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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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