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Issue 9July 2016

Nitro Circus promises thrills in Regina

A show full of thrills and extreme action is heading to Regina this fall. On Sept. 10 Nitro Circus Live will be hitting the stage at Mosaic Stadium, promising 30 of the world’s best exciting athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and anything you can imagine with wheels! Also expected at the show is a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50 feet into the air by the crazy Nitro daredevils.

“Nitro Circus Live is more than a dirt bike show, they’ve got all aspects of action sports covered. I’ve seen the show over 100 times. I find myself in the tunnel watching. It’s always fun to see what the guys are going to do new and what they are going to land and what they aren’t going to land. It’s always been a fun show for me to watch,” said Nitro Circus athlete Adam Jones.

Nitro Circus Live isn’t only for those deep in extreme sports, athletes promise the show to be a great spectacle for all. There will be tricks and maneuvers that border the line between dazzling and disastrous and have never been performed at the X-Games. Tip: the more you cheer, the bigger the action!

“Whether its BMX or skating or whatever it is the kids want to see. They’re gonna get that. As well as some humor. You know there’s some skits. It’s a variety,” said athlete Mike Mason. “It’s not like we’re just gonna run set ups over and over and that’s the show. There’s a lot of choreographed stuff. There’s a lot of skits and stuff going on. There’s not really a part in the show where we there’s a lull.”

Don’t miss your chance to experience the highest flying act yet! Enter our ‘Nail or Fail’ Facebook contest here for a chance to win a VIP package for two, which includes VIP Tickets to Nitro Circus to get behind the scenes, Nitro Circus swag, passes to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, a $75 Victoria’s Tavern gift card, and to top it off—a hotel night stay at D3H on Sept. 10, so you can truly embrace the experience.

Remember to share your memories with us using the hashtag #SeeYQR.

For more information on Nitro Circus, click here.

100’ long obstacle course comes to Regina

Casino Regina is offering you a chance to climb, run, and bounce through a 100-foot long inflatable obstacle course, all for the chance to win up to $10,000 for charity… and a little for yourself!

On Aug. 19 at 12 p.m. the Charity Championship will be held at the Casino Regina parking lot, allowing 40 teams of four to go head-to-head in this timed race.

This awesome event isn’t just about winning money, but giving money to a good cause as each team will raise funds for a charity of their choice before challenging each other in the course.  All funds raised by teams will go directly to their charity, with a chance for additional donations from SaskGaming. The more money you raise, the more time you get taken off your total obstacle course run time.

“Charity Championship is our chance to bring people together in the spirit of giving, camaraderie and competition to help build better communities for the people of Saskatchewan,” SaskGaming President and CEO Susan Flett said in a recent news release.  “We want to thank our guests for their continued patronage over the last 20 years and invite them to help us celebrate our anniversary by rallying for their favourite charities.”

After the first round, the 16 teams with the best times will compete in a bracket-style tournament. Teams will be seeded in the bracket based on their standings in Round 1. Teams will also be given a time advantage based on their fundraising efforts before the event. The fastest teams in each bracket will move on to the next round until the last four teams are left standing!

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to compete with your friends, family, or coworkers and have fun doing it. Make an afternoon of it and hang out at the beer gardens that will be set up onsite and enjoy the barbecue while you cheer on your team.

It’s so fun, even we’re going! Send us your photos using the #SeeYQR for a chance to be featured on our social channels.

To enter a team, click here.

 

CONTEST: VIP NITRO CIRCUS PACKAGE

It’s time to get your heart pumping and your adrenaline running! We’ve created a weekend for you that is full of high-flying acts and fun.

Win 2 VIP tickets to Nitro Circus Live when it comes to Regina Sept. 10, Nitro Circus swag, two passes to the Sports Hall of Fame, AND a $75 gift card to Victoria’s Tavern. To top it off Days Inn Regina East has provided the Fireplace Suite; a hotel room equipped with all of the amenities you expect when traveling. Our Fireplace Suite has 1 King bed in semi private room with sofa and fire place, in business addition, 2 TV’s jet tub,  microwave, in-room coffee, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, in-room Wi-Fi, and hot breakfast in the morning! Talk about living large.

All you have to do is head to our Facebook page and tell us if you think the athletes will nail or fail their stunt in the video posted.Contest closes Aug. 3, winner announced Aug. 4.

Outdoor symphony packed full of family activities

The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is promising a fun day for the whole family, when they take Symphony Under the Sky back to the Motherwell Homestead on August 27!

Tanya Derksen, RSO executive director, said this is a partnership with Parks Canada.

“It’s a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon,” she added, anticipating about 2,500 people to attend.

Although the concert starts at 2 p.m., the affair is an all-day event running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes activities like ice-cream making, bread making, animal petting zoo and a musical instrument petting zoo, artisans, threshing demonstrations, musical acts like Rosie and Riveters, and food and coffee vendors. In addition, Bushwakker Brewpub will have a beer they’re making special for that day.

“It’s all about the variety. You can literally come at 10 in the morning, be busy all day long; you can tour the Motherwell Homestead the actual home itself, you can do all of these activities, and you can literally spend the whole day there, enjoy the symphony concert at 2 o’clock. I think that’s the fun part of it, it’s open to families and anybody can come,” Derksen said.

Expect to see a lot of hats in honour of this year’s theme—the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in Saskatchewan.

“There’s going to be a whole theme around women there. We are inviting people to wear their fanciest summer hats in recognition of that as well,” Derksen said.

In terms of music there will be a large variety of selections, including the signature closure, 1812 Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The performance will include a live canon at the end.

Tip: Be prepared to participate as there will be some audience interaction involved!

Entry fees to the event can be purchased through Parks Canada, Bushwakker Brewpub, or the RSO box office by calling 306-586-9555 or reginasymphony.com.

The cost is $45 per family, $15 per person.

For more information, click here.

Be a Regina Ambassador!

We’re Looking for Regina Ambassadors!

Do you love Regina? Do you know all the best spots and hangouts? Do you love going to events and checking out cool places in our city? Do you LOVE telling other people about it on social media? Then you should probably be an official Regina Ambassador!

We’re looking for people just like you to tell the world why Regina is such a fantastic place! We want you to share your favourite things about Regina and the incredible destinations and events it has to offer.

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What’s in it for Ambassadors?

 Take part in a cool new virtual reality experience!
 Free admission to local events and attractions.
 Shopping and restaurant perks, gift cards and more!
 Have a profile with Tourism Regina.
 Raise their profile in Regina as someone awesome.

Nominate yourself or a friend here.

Celebrating the Regina Advantage

We take pleasure in helping you get to know people that we encounter in our work who are providing visionary leadership to Regina’s business community. This month meet Lorne Schnell.

What attributes does it take to lead for growth? Well let’s just say that with a healthy dose of ambition and prudence, along with a large appetite for risk and strategy; chances are high that someone with such attributes would be an incredibly well rounded person, one who doesn’t come along every day. A person like this is likely the type of leader coveted by industries of all sorts – the kind who is passionate about pushing the limits for maximum growth.

Read  more.