Regina Tornado Legacy Day
We invite you to commemorate Regina's 1912 Tornado with us on June 30!
10:45 am Red Shoes Dance Procession to City Square Plaza Stage
11:00 am Formal program at the City Square Plaza Stage
11:30 am Art Walk/Ride/Bike Tour begins
The Spiraling Forces Festival also offers additional events that commemorate Regina's 1912 Tornado - we hope you can join us! Click here for the schedule of events...
Regina Downtown Concert Series on the Casino Regina Summer Stage
For Immediate Release, June 6, 2012
REGINA —The Casino Regina Summer Stage will be alive with the sound of music as the popular Summer Concert Series returns to the F.W. Hill Mall on Thursdays at noon. These free concerts in the heart of downtown are designed to entertain downtown workers, visitors and patrons during the lunch hour and showcase emerging artists.
The Summer Concert series will be kicked off on June 28th with a performance by Black Drink Crier, a roots-country gem that has seen national radio air play from coast to coast and will make your day better. This year’s lineup showcases artists from a variety of musical genres including country, bluegrass, folk, pop, rock, and jazz.
The Summer Concert Series is proudly sponsored by the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), Casino Regina, Z99 and the Leader-Post.
Please see below for the complete summer concert series lineup, or visit our events calendar.
For more event information, contact:
For more infotmation on the artists, contact
A roots-country gem that has seen national radio air play from
coast-to-coast and will make your day better.
July 5th The Lonesome Weekends
A roots music band that consists of three parts backwoods
harmonies, six-string twang and song writing swagger.
July 12th Belle Plaine
Belle Plaine is an acoustic guitar-playing, storytelling vocalist
that hails from Fosston, SK, and is a true prairie girl with a
passion for making and sharing music.
July 19th The Fortunate Isles
The Fortunate Isles create music with strong beats, head
bobbing rhythms and catchy synth hooks that entice people to
get up and dance.
July 26th Alex Runions
A melody-driven heartfelt urban country singer that
possesses a strong desire to create amazing music and entertain.
August 2nd Fur Eel
Creating music that has undeniable energy; Fur Eel packs the
dance floor with each performance.
August 9th The Hard Ramblers
A high-energy outlaw bluegrass trio playing a collection of
dynamic originals to unique reinterpretations of hidden
August 16th Fly Points
As band that plays a mix of indie rock and boogiepop, Fly Points
certainly gets the crowd moving.
August 23rd Roots N’Herbs
An extremely talented eight-piece band that has cool
arrangements and swing grooves so happening that you can’t
help but want to move.
August 30th The Criminal Kid
Four kids hailing from Regina, SK ready to impress you with
Regina Tornado Legacy Project Presents Shortlisted Designs
For Immediate Release, April 18, 2012
REGINA—The Regina Tornado Legacy Group Inc. (RTLG) is pleased to announce the shortlist of designs selected for the Regina Tornado Art and Heritage Legacy Project commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1912 Regina Tornado.
The RTLG – an incorporated non-profit corporation – is made up of three founding partners: the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID), the Regina Warehouse Business Improvement District (RWBID) and the Regina Plains Museum.
“We are pleased to present the preview of the maquettes selected in the first phase of adjudication for the Regina Tornado Art and Heritage Legacy Project. The variety of submissions, ranging from sculptures to murals, represents the great resiliency of the people of Regina. On Thursday, April 19th, the maquettes will be on display at The Mayor’s Arts & Business Awards held at Conexus Arts Centre,” RWBID Executive Director Audrey Price said. For future dates and locations for the maquette exhibit please check www.tornadolegacy.ca.
The 1912 Regina Tornado struck late in the afternoon of June 30, 1912 and traveled through Wascana Lake, into the Downtown core, the Warehouse District and north eight miles into the open prairie leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. Still recognized as the deadliest tornado in Canadian history, it is estimated the storm reached wind speeds of up to 420 k/hour. The tornado, which only lasted for an estimated three to eight minutes, killed 28 people, injured more than 200, left 2,500 people homeless, and caused $1.2 million dollars in property damage.
“The adjudication process was facilitated by Marian Donnelly from the Creative City Centre, and involved representatives from the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the Dunlop Art Gallery, Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum and CARFAC Sask. We received 57 submissions, from which 12 were selected to provide maquettes which will tour various locations,” RDBID Executive Director Judith Veresuk said.
Several of these small representations will be chosen to be created as full-scale public artworks, both murals and sculptures, to be unveiled this summer and fall in locations throughout Downtown Regina and the Warehouse District. There will be an unveiling ceremony held on June 30th on the City Square Plaza. Closer to the date, details will be posted on www.tornadolegacy.ca.
The Shortlisted Artists and Designs:
More information can be found at www.tornadolegacy.ca.
For more information, please contact:
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I Love Regina Day June 9
Chalk Festival Presented by Regina Downtown and Sponsored by the Association of Regina REALTORS® Inc.
The I Love Regina Day Chalk Festival provides a fun family arts-oriented activity full of colour, artistry and imagination. All ages are invited to participate in this free community building activity celebrating I Love Regina Day and the 100th Anniversary of the Association of Regina REALTORS® Inc. The Chalk Festival features Regina based Artist Josh Goff who has been involved with the urban art scene for over ten years including mural painting in and around Regina. Participants are invited to pick up their free chalk at the Association of Regina REALTORS® Inc. Welcome Tent and take to the sidewalks in the north east side of Victoria Park. The festival includes chalk art demos taught by Josh Goff and prizes for children. The Chalk Festival will begin at 11 a.m.
Scavenger Hunt Presented by Regina Downtown
The I Love Regina Day Scavenger Hunt is a fun activity for families to explore and discover downtown Regina together. Pick up your clue sheet and play card at the Welcome Tent in the north east area of Victoria Park and set out to find the hidden team of twelve Gainer the Gophers. Enter your completed play cards to win some fun prizes. The Scavenger hunt starts at 12 p.m.
Downtown Transportation Study, Public Open House #2
The City of Regina is in the process of completing a Downtown Transportation Study. The study team is hosting a second public open house to present the findings of the study to date. This includes a summary of input from the public and stakeholders as well as an overview of the preliminary assessment of alternatives for 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue including City Square Plaza.
Thursday April 5, 2012
5 to 8 p.m.
City Hall, Main Entrance
2476 Victoria Avenue
A short informational presentation of the display panels will be provided at 6:30 p.m.
Consultants will be on hand during the open house to take your input
The overall objective of the study is to identify and evaluate options to improve conditions for all users including pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, automobiles and delivery vehicles. It is being conducted in three phases:
Phase 1 examined the operational challenges and opportunities, identified short term improvements for the 11th and 12th Avenue corridors and whether or not to make the closure to vehicles on City Square plaza permanent.
Phases 2 & 3 will expand the analysis to include a larger area of downtown and will identify improvements for the short, medium and longer term.
For more information please call the City of Regina at 777-7000
Brian Hollingworth, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager, IBI Group
1-416-596-1930 ext 414.