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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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Regina: Plains, Trains and Elephants

Posted by Kenton de Jong on May 21, 2015

Although I have lived in Regina my entire life, I know very little about the city’s history. To rectify this I decided to visit several locations around the city to see what I…

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Excellent Downtown Eating in the Queen City

Posted by CJ Katz on May 14, 2015

Regina is a fast-growing city steeped in culinary talent. Below are some of my favourite spots worth every mouthful. Most are within walking distance or a short cab ride of many downtown hotels….

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Cathedral Village Arts Festival – The He(ART) of the City

Posted by Jenn Smith Nelson on May 7, 2015

With a huge passion for the arts I may be a bit biased but, perhaps you will agree with the fact that the Cathedral Village Arts Festival (CVAF) is one of the city’s…

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Bird watching in the Regina region

Posted by Jenn Smith Nelson on April 21, 2015

Ok, it’s time for me to totally geek out on you. I am in fact, a huge bird nerd. No shame here though – to me, birds are so ridiculously interesting and I…

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Top Regina talent prevail at Saskatchewan Fashion Week

Posted by Jenn Smith Nelson on April 9, 2015

It may be a province wide collection of some the province’s brightest and best designers, retailers and more at the annual and highly anticipated Saskatchewan Fashion Week (SFW), but there is no shortage…

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Welcome to Hang with the Locals – Let’s Celebrate!

Posted by Jenn Smith Nelson on March 25, 2015

Hello! I’m one such local. My name is Jenn Smith Nelson and I’m a freelance travel writer/photographer born, raised and based in Regina. First off, let me start with the fact that I…

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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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