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Issue 16March 2017
Fresh style at Sask Fashion Week
It’s officially spring, which means it’s time to take off those parkas and throw on something a little more stylish! Enter Saskatchewan Fashion Week (SFW).
In only a couple months, the annual fashion exhibit will once again take over The Sound Stage with amazing fabrics, prints, and styles from some of the province’s most creative designers.
This year SFW will be held May 11-13 and will include a lineup of around 30 designers over the three-day event. Some locals include Fleek Boutique, Colin O’Brian, and Spex by Ryan.
In addition to the amazing lineup, SFW has another reason to be excited – it’s been shortlisted as a finalist for the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence for 2016. There were 100 nominations received in 12 award categories, and SFW is one of three finalists for the Gil Carduner Marketing Award.
The nomination is the result of its 2016 advertising campaign and content strategy led to the strongest social media reach and engagement, ticket sales and live stream views in #SKFWK’s history.
For more information on SFW, click here.
The art of mead around Regina
If you’ve ever been to the Greater Regina Area, you know the mead game is strong here.
What’s mead? Mead is an alcoholic beverage traditionally made from honey, water, and yeast. It can be sweet or dry, light or bold, with something for everyone.
After a strong 2016, Prairie Bee Meadery is celebrating its one-year anniversary of producing mead and we couldn’t be more excited for them. Over the past year, it entered three of its favourite wines into an International competition for Fruit Wines, Meads and Ciders. All three medaled, with Melon Mist receiving bronze, Haskap Haven and Strawberry Splash receiving silver as well as tying for “Best in Class” for Mead!
Prairie Bee Meadery, located at Grandpa’s Garden U-Pick, uses its own honey and fruit to make the rich drink. In December 2016 it opened a new showroom in downtown Moose Jaw, located just 25 minutes from Regina, where visitors can sample each flavour—traditional, melon, rhubarb, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, and blueberry. Not heading in that direction? Don’t worry they sell this delicious drink at the Regina Farmers’ Market, as well.
Prairie Bee Meadery isn’t the only place to get mead. Bushwakker Brewpub is well known for its blackberry mead. This dry sparkling mead is made with 400 pounds of honey from the Lumsden Valley and 84 pounds of blackberries, goes on sale the first Saturday of every December. Get there early if want a chance to take some home, as the lineup goes around the corner!
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Regina Pats to Host 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup
The 100th celebration of the Mastercard Memorial Cup is coming to Regina in 2018!
“The 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup and the celebrations around this centennial event will truly capture, preserve, and enhance the legacy of one of the most prestigious trophies in all of sport while honouring the brave men and women who served and continue to serve our country,” said CHL President David Branch in a news release.
This won’t be the first time the Memorial Cup has come into the Regina Pats backyard. Named for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the WHL’s Pats are the CHL’s oldest franchise. They began operations in 1917, and are celebrating their 100th anniversary next season.
This mix of dual anniversaries will surely make for exciting celebration.
“This is so much for our city,” said Regina Mayor Michael Fougere. “I’m just so, so proud of the Pats.”
This junior hockey CHL championship will take place May 17-27, 2018 and is a huge draw for visitors to the city.
Keep up-to-date with 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup.
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The Regina Advantage Fosters Entrepreneurs
We are pleased to help recognize the people in our community who make the Greater Regina Area a better place to live and do business, as a result of their innovative thinking and willingness to take bold risks. This month we introduce you to Andrew Rathwell of Local & Fresh, who we call a passionate person and produce pusher.
Rathwell arrived in Regina, his new home, a destination that didn’t seem so obvious back when he was finishing up his journalism training in Alberta. In 2000 he came to CJME, assigned to City Hall working as a reporter/anchor. This was a time when “everybody was going the other way, leaving the province for Alberta and B.C.” said Rathwell. “I quickly benefited from the incredible opportunity that this city offered both my journalism career and personal life.”