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Issue 18May 2017

Canada 150 Events Around Regina

You’re not going to want to miss being in Regina on July 1! In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the city has come together to plan the best Canada Day yet! There will be an abundance of activities happening at multiple locations throughout the day. Grab your friends and family and plan a fun-filled day celebrating Canada’s culture, then at night cozy up in some blankets and enjoy the biggest fireworks show in Regina’s history; lasting more than 20 minutes.

The first activity to add to your list is the Drumming Initiative located at the Main Stage in Wascana Centre. By participating with the local drumming groups, you will have a once in a lifetime Guinness World Records opportunity!

Too much planned, no time for breakfast? Don’t stress, Wascana Centre is offering free breakfast for all, courtesy of Save on Foods. Throughout the day, the main stage will feature rock painting, a jigging performance, hide tanning demonstration, a Tipi with interactive hand games and Lacrosse demonstration. Furthermore, special performances will feature Marianas Trench and Regina band The Dead South. Also, don’t miss out on the Molson beer gardens, children’s stage, food and craft vendors, free giveaways and a new Old Time Fair sponsored by CBC.

Check out the Legislative Building for an interactive ‘living flag’ where 1,500 people will be wearing red and white T-shirts and form into the Canadian Flag. Right after join in on Charging Bear’s Round Dance! Formally recognized as a healing ceremony, it is now a social and ceremonial gathering for all!

Don’t hesitate to make your way over to Government House where local artists such as Rosie & the Riveters, Metis Fiddler John Arcand and singer/songwriter Joe Fafard will be performing. Indigenous culture, children’s activities, tours and much more will be offered.

City Square Plaza will host the Farmer’s Market, cooking competition, Yoga in the Park, live DJs, and a Paint Nite! In addition, the park will start the Roughriders Pep Rally and Fan March!

Join a march from City Square Plaza to the new Mosaic Stadium and Confederation Park to kick off the first regular season Rider game! Here there will be a Coors Light Party, as well as family-friendly activities such as inflatables, football drills, food/drink vendors, and DJs. What better way to celebrate Canada’s birthday than Rider Nation kicking-off the 2017 Season with a home game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers!

Discover the full day here or be a volunteer!

photo courtesy @tysonliske

First Nations Are Active Investors in Saskatchewan

EDR is pleased to be co-hosting the Aboriginal Business Match event in Regina, June 5 to 7. This conference creates a unique opportunity for companies and representatives of First Nations to come together to find areas of common interest, including placement of capital in new or existing business ventures.  You can get a good sense of the wide-ranging interests of First Nations investors, in a recent interview with Robert Fincati, CEO of Montreal Lake Business Ventures, from our friends at the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network, read here.

How to spend Tourism Week in Regina

Tourism Week is upon us! Running from May 28 to June 3, be sure to head over to all your favourite attractions in the city to celebrate.

On Thursday, May 25, Tourism Regina and RCMP Heritage Centre will be hosting a media conference to kick off exciting new exhibits happening at the RCMP Heritage Centre.

The Hotel Saskatchewan will also be marking the occasion!

The Hotel Saskatchewan began as a Grand Canadian Pacific Railroad hotel on May 23, 1927, after only 11 months of construction.

Built to stand the test of time and steeped in local history the hotel has strived to stay true to its past while evolving to exceed the expectations of its community and industry alike.

It was prairie perseverance that allowed The Hotel Saskatchewan to rise from the Great Plains, this character is highlighted by its 20th-century charm, and elegant original fixtures throughout the shoe shine and barber shop. The mail drop on each guest floor is also a unique feature that guests are encouraged to use as it has been picked up each afternoon from our lobby for 90 years.

The Hotel Saskatchewan will celebrate its 90th milestone on May 28, 2017, with an afternoon tea service and complimentary bubbly for all those in attendance!

If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the Regina Farmers Market on Wednesday, May 31, Government House will be there handing out free cookies and events cards!

See you there!

Farm Progress Conference Hoping to Empower Women

Looking to enhance your family life, community, career and industry? You’ve come to the right place. Regina’s Evraz Place will be hosting Farm Progress Canada’s Empowering Women Conference on Wednesday, June 21.

Led by keynote speaker, the Canadian designer and Hillberg & Berk founder Rachel Mielke, this conference is an amazing opportunity for women of all ages looking to gain tools, inspiration, and motivation to initiate change and achieve success.

If this wasn’t enough to convince you, everyone who attends will enjoy a peek at the new Mosaic Stadium. Don’t miss all of the events of the Farm Progress Show this year.

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