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Issue 19June 2017

Big acts to perform at Regina Folk Fest

Planning a trip to Regina this summer? Do not miss out on Regina’s annual Folk Festival (RFF) running August 10 to 13! The festival is a favourite amongst locals as it is a great environment to celebrate musicians from Saskatchewan and across Canada.

Celebrating the 48th edition of the three-day music festival, some performances featured this year include Tegan and Sara, Lights, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Marty Stuart, Coeur De Pirate, Natalie McMaster and Jose Gonzalez.

Throughout the day enjoy free live music at different stages around Victoria Park. Then at night, make your way over to the main stage and enjoy performances from the headliners.

To add to all of the excitement, this festival includes children’s programming, beer gardens, food trucks, and an arts market.

Grab your tickets now.

Magic festival premieres in Regina

Prepare to be amazed … come experience magic in Regina! The first annual Reginacadabra Magic Festival is happening July 26 to 30!

The shows include Magic Under the Stars, Creative Conjuring, Hocus-Pocus Hilarity, Smoke & Mirrors Spectacle (Celebrating Canadian Superstars of Magic) and Family Fun Magic Show & Wizard Workshop for Kids.

The festival features several magicians such as Chester McBain, Keegan Duck, Jeff Richards, David Merry, Doug Arden, Chris Funk, Paul Romhany, Sean Watson and Richy Roy.

The festival’s featured entertainer is two-time world champion of magic Shawn Farquhar. Known as the man who amazed Ellen DeGeneres, he has appeared on numerous television shows in North America and the UK. He is recognized worldwide, performing in over 40 countries. Furthermore, each of his Youtube videos has over six million views. With his extensive list of awards and achievements, Shawn has dominated the magic scene for years.

For more information on the festival click here.

Current Investments Will Drive Future Oil Price

Statistics Canada estimates that capital expenditures in Saskatchewan will increase by 3.5% from 2016 to over $14.5 billion in 2017. Digging into the numbers reveals some interesting trends. The trend that caught my attention is projected capital investment in oil and gas. Oil and gas investment will increase 49.5% from 2016 to over $3.2 billion in 2017. However, this investment increase will depend on increased production and the ability to get the oil to market. It does not mean that we are returning to boom times.

Read the full analysis now.

We want to send YOU and a friend to Regina Folk Festival!

We want to send you and a friend to experience Regina Folk Festival and all that the city has to offer Aug. 11 and 12.

Spend three days and two nights in the Queen City at the Days Inn East and see Regina for yourself. Enter for a chance to win an amazing weekend package for two that includes …

  • Two passes to Regina Folk Festival
  • Two-night stay at Days Inn East (Aug. 11 and 12)
  • Two passes to experience the new Regina Rolling Robots tour around Wascana Centre this summer
  • One $50 gift card to Spices of Punjab
The contest closes July 16, 2017. Enter HERE.

New Segways tours let you see Wascana Centre differently

Did you know that Segway tours happen here in Regina?! Regina Rolling Robot Tours (RRR Tours) is the only Segway Tour Company in Regina offering guided tours around Wascana Centre. This summer grab your friends and your family and experience our beautiful Wascana Centre in a whole new way.

“This is the first time in Regina that you can Segway around the park,” said RRR Tours owner Jasmine Kindred. “See more in less time, enjoy nature and learn about the rich history of Wascana Park while rolling on a robot!”

There are three different guided tour options depending on the length of time and your Segway comfort level, the tours feature the Waterfowl Display Pond, First Nations University of Canada, Saskatchewan Science Centre, Legislative Building, Albert Street Memorial Bridge, Pine Island and so much more!

If you are wondering, “why don’t I walk instead?”  Segways are an excellent alternative to walking if you have mobility issues if you want to see more in less time, plus you’ll burn calories by using different muscles to ride the Segway.

If the question holding you back “Is it hard to ride?” Generally, it only takes 1-3 minutes to learn how to ride a Segway! “Segways are surprisingly more fun and easy to ride than they look. After our hands-on training before the 60-minute guided tour, you will return feeling like a pro!” says Kindred, “Lean forward to go, lean backwards to stop.  It’s that easy!  Anyone can do it!” Furthermore, the only safety gear required is a CSA approved helmet that is provided by the RRR tour guide.

Kindred is a self-proclaimed adventure-seeker, she found the Segway experience exhilarating and electric, when she first tried them during a family vacation.  Since then, Jasmine’s vacation highlights always include a Segway ride as it is the best way to sightsee. Jasmine has experience working with all ages, cultures and levels making her a very dynamic tour guide.

Segways are referred to as robots because they balance for you.  The devices are extremely responsive as they have sensors, that up to 500 times per second, that interpret the rider’s precise changes in movement. Riders simply lean forward to advance the Segway stand upright to remain still, and can make 360°rotation turns.

The Segway creates zero emissions during operation.  It draws power from the electrical grid during recharge, but that causes 14 times less greenhouse gas emissions than driving a car for the same distance.   Furthermore, the Segway is 11 times more efficient than the average car, and over three times more efficient than even the highest-mileage scooters.

So, sign up now and be one of the first to experience Regina’s new and exciting attraction! Check it out here or at the Wascana Marina Parking lot.