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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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Escaping the Regina Asylum

Posted by Kenton de Jong on September 15, 2016

The door to the operating room slams close behind you. It rattles briefly and then locks, sealing you inside. The Regina Asylum closed 20 years ago due to malpractice, but it seems to…

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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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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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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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Best Pubs for Watching Rider Games

Posted by Cheryl Kirkness on August 11, 2016

If you can’t get to Mosaic Stadium to watch the Riders play, there are plenty of pubs around the city where you can watch the game with other enthusiastic fans. While visiting pubs…

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Regina’s public art galleries

Posted by Sabrina Cataldo on August 4, 2016

Some people like to go camping on summer weekends. Me, not so much. But give me an air conditioned art gallery, and I’m a happy camper. This long weekend, we checked out Regina’s…

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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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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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