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Issue 12October 2015

Globe Theatre Guest Feature: Discover Peter Pan before he could fly

Attending Globe Theatre’s holiday production is a long-standing tradition for many families throughout southern Saskatchewan. This year’s holiday production, Peter and the Starcatcher, is a wildly theatrical and hilarious prequel to the beloved story of Peter Pan, perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Embark on an adventure to a whimsical world filled with greedy pirates, mermaids, and magic. This five-time Tony Award winner tells the story of a starcatcher’s apprentice and her mission to retrieve a trunk of precious ‘starstuff’ with the help of a young orphan boy named Peter – a boy who is destined to never grow up.

The production’s incredibly talented cast is made up of actors well-known to the Globe stage, as well as those making their in-the-round debut. The show will be performed by Danny Balkwill (Alf), Gaelan Beatty (Black Stache), Jennifer Bishop (Smee), Devon Bonneau (Prentiss), Christina Cuglietta (Teacher/Captain Robert Falcon Scott), Stephen Gartner (Lord Leonard Aster), Jeremy Hilsendager (Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez/Fighting Prawn), Grahame Kent (Ted), Kyle Kuchirka (Boy (Peter)), Lauren May (Molly Aster), Anna Mazurik (Mrs. Bumbrake) and Aren Okemaysim (Bill Slank/Hawking Clam).

Peter and the Starcatcher features many talented graduates of the Globe Theatre Actor Training Program which prepares actors for work in professional theatre at the highest level. This 16-week intensive course ran this past summer from May to August. Of the 2016 graduating class, Jennifer Bishop, Grahame Kent, Kyle Kuchirka, Lauren May, Anna Mazurik, Devon Bonneau and Aren Okemaysim have been cast in this show.

The creative team is lead by Director Kelli Fox, who has recently joined Globe Theatre in the position of Artistic Associate. Working alongside Kelli is Laura Gardner (Set and Costume Designer), Louise Guinand (Lighting Designer), Danny Balkwill (Musical Director), Kaitlyn Semple (Choreographer), Kristopher Weber (Stage Manager), Kenilee Kehler (Assistant Stage Manager), and Alana Freistadt (Apprentice Stage Manager).

Peter and the Starcatcher runs November 26th – January 1st, and is an exhilarating journey that should not be missed! Tickets can be purchased by calling the Globe Theatre Box Office at 306-525-6400 or online at globetheatrelive.com

RCMP Heritage Centre decodes e-money in new travelling exhibit

The RCMP Heritage Centre is the first and temporary home of a new travelling exhibit from the Bank of Canada Museum.

Decoding E-Money in an interactive exhibit featuring a Mining Bitcoin Game, interactive timeline, small animated video on Bitcoin, the first Cryptocurrency (understand how users buy cryptocurrency, pay with it or earn it), Payment Card System with interactive map and four screens where visitors can find more information on the different methods of payment, as well as an interactive quiz.

“The RCMP Heritage Centre is proud to be the first organization to host this new Bank of Canada, state-of-the-art, exhibit “Decoding E-Money” that will be travelling across Canada,” said Al Nicholson, CEO, RCMP Heritage Centre. “This exhibit showcases a contemporary topic using high-tech and interactive components that are fun for all ages.”

With this new exhibit you can explore more than 60 artifacts covering the way Canadians have spent their money over the course of 200 years. From trading tokens to the most recent precursors of today’s e-money, these artifacts at one time challenged our notions of acceptance much the way the Bitcoin challenges us today.

This will truly engage all viewers from kids to adults!

For more information on Decoding E-Money Feature Exhibit, click here.

NEW 360° VIDEOS FEATURE REGINA EVENTS!

To show off all of the content the Ambassadors are generating, a new platform has been created by Tourism Regina-www.seeyqr.ca.  This intuitive microsite, still part of tourismregina.com, will include profiles and content from the Ambassadors, and will be home to several new 360° videos from events around Regina!

“These 360° videos will give visitors, who don’t yet know a lot about our city, a chance to truly see and immerse themselves in its unique events and attractions before they plan their trip,” said Director of Tourism and Branding, Deborah Rush. “Seeyqr.ca will also be a valuable resource for travellers booking trips in 2017, Canada’s 150th anniversary.”

These videos take the viewer into the action at Regina Folk Fest, City Square Plaza, Market Under the Stars, and a Saskatchewan Roughriders Football game, and soon, Agribition. This allows the viewer to explore at their own pace before planning a trip to Regina.

“Regina Folk Fest, the City of Regina, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and Agribition have been great partners to work with during this project. With their help we are able to show the vibrancy of Regina and expose it to whole new demographic who may not have considered Regina as a destination to visit,” Rush said.

Tourism Regina launched the Regina Ambassador Program in July to showcase the awesome people in Regina who are doing a great job promoting the city as a fantastic place to live and play, and give them a platform to share.

To see the Saskatchewan Roughriders 360° video, click here.
To see the Regina Folk Festival 360° video, click here.
To see the Market Under the Stars on City Square Plaza 360° video, click here.

How’s Your Pulse?

2016 marks the International Year of Pulses. Saskatchewan grows more pulses than anywhere else in Canada and Regina is at the heart of it all. To celebrate this, Economic Development Regina and its partners have created a campaign called: “The Great Canadian Pulse Off”. Through a variety of activities and events we will showcase the impact the pulse industry has on Regina and surrounding area and spread awareness of this incredibly valuable business happening in our own backyard.

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Think of the PULSE-abiilties.

Win prizes to your fav Regina restaurants

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The pulse industry is central to Regina’s economy. As a result, pulses have become woven into our food, drink, and culture. To celebrate the International Year of Pulses, Regina will be hosting the first ever Great Canadian Pulse Off restaurant competition. Local chefs will compete to create the best dish showcasing lentils, dry peas, chickpeas or beans. The winner will be decided by YOU!

$50 gift cards to a different featured restaurants will also be given away every day throughout Pulse Week.

Find out how you can enter here!