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A Mother’s Day to remember in the Regina region

  A Mother’s Day to remember in the Regina region
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As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s time to brainstorm how to show your mother how much you appreciate her.

Given your likely propensity to save things until the last minute (don’t worry, we all do it!), we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a special Mother’s Day agenda which can be pulled off in short order, but will feel and look like you planned it weeks ahead.

Wake up: With a fresh coffee or espresso at 13th Avenue Coffee House; a Regina staple and tradition in the historic Cathedral area.

Drive: To the scenic Qu’Appelle Valley where you can enjoy the spring bloom of flowers and trees, and the greening of valley hills.

Stop: At Lumsden to experience the historic valley town, where a river runs figuratively and literally through it.

Eat: At Fourth and James Bakery in picturesque downtown Lumsden at (you guessed it) the corner of Fourth and James.  If you enjoy butter and cream as much as they do, you will fit right in but, don’t worry, they also specialize in gluten free healthy breakfasts.

Wander: Through history at the Lumsden Museum at its five historic buildings: the Forest Church, Tregarva Community Hall, Kedleston One-Room School, Hunter House, and Edwards Log Cabin.  There is also a Blacksmith Shop, Livery Barn, and an antique John Deere tractor display.

Buy: Mom the perfect Mother’s Day spring gift for her home garden or cabin at one of the many local boutiques.

Return: To Regina, but remember when you get back ….

Stop: and smell the roses and have tea at the Regina Royal Flower Conservatory, where flower displays are enhanced by tranquility of lush greenery, the therapeutic scent of moist air and the soothing sounds of a gentle waterfall.

Recharge: With a stroll around Wascana Lake  making sure to stop at the Mackenzie Art Gallery and walk through the outdoor sculpture tour before stepping inside and reacquaint yourself with Canada’s famous Group of Seven paintings. Don’t forget to check out the newest interactive exhibit, The Candahar, which is a replica of Belfast pub.

Rehydrate: With a martini or local craft beer at the Capital Jazz Club & Tapas Bar.

Refuel: At any number of downtown Regina restaurants ranging from authentic Thai, to farm-to-table contemporary cuisine, to prairie pub food.