Category: Events Around Regina
Regina’s 4th Annual Jane's Walk
On May 5th and 6th, Reginans will take to the streets to participate in their fourth annual Jane’s Walk, a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that explore our collective history, architecture, planning and personalities. Previous years have seen hundreds of residents explore the city’s diverse neighbourhoods on foot.
Regina’s Jane’s Walk needs your support to be a success. We are inviting you to lead a tour in an area where you live, work or play. It simply involves planning a route, thinking through the stories, places and people you want to hear about and discuss, then walking participants through it – you decide what’s important.
You can also share the guiding duties with a few other resourceful friends or colleagues. Jane’s Walks are meant to be fun and participatory – everyone’s got a story and they’re usually keen to share it. All tours are given, and taken, for free. We are also looking for volunteers to take photos, answer questions, and assist our volunteer guides over the Jane’s Walk weekend.
Please get in touch at email@example.com for more info and to sign up.
Regina’s Jane’s Walk event is organized and hosted by Regina Urban Ecology (http://www.reginaurbanecology.wordpress.com)
Storm of the Century: A Centennial Tribute
Please join us for an unique evening to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Regina Tornado of 1912.
The event will take place at Royal Saskatchewan Museum on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm.
There will be an author presentation, key-note speakers and special presentation by Robyn Poitras. Reception to follow with cash bar proceeds benefiting the Sasktachewan Flood Relief.
The event is FREE and open to all but advance tickets are encouraged as seating is limited. To order tickets, click on this link.
Saskatchewan Science Centre Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Saskatchewan Science Centre on 2903 Powerhouse Drive in Regina, SK is proud to present its latest exhibition: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.
The exhibit takes you on a journey back in time to experience the legend of Titanic like never before. The galleries in this fascinating Exhibition feature over 150 real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal stories; each highlighting a different chapter in the compelling story of Titanic's maiden voyage. The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations.
For more information please visit their website: www.sasksciencecentre.com/here/exhibits/titanic.html
RPL Book Sale this Saturday!
The RPL Book Sale is coming up this Saturday, September 24 at Sunrise Branch
(Hours: 10 am to 4 pm)
No taxes, GST exempt
For more details, visit ReginaLibrary.ca
Payment by cash or cheque only.
Categories: Events Around Regina, Genealogy/Historical Society News, Local Genealogy/History Talks/Workshops
Important note: SGS' 2011 Genealogy Summer Camp cancelled
Important update as of July 28, 2011!
Genealogy Summer Camp
This Summer Camp would have been held Tuesday, August 9 to Thursday, August 11, 2009
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS)
For more information contact SGS by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (306) 780-9207.
Regina Transit's 100th Anniversary Celebration
Everyone is invited to
There will be displays of buses from the past to the present, transit memorabilia and refreshments.
Dress in clothing from your favourite era and become part of the festivities.
Mayor Pat Fiacco will be speaking at 1:30 p.m.
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the above photo: The inauguration of the Regina Municipal Railway in front of the City Hall on 11th Avenue, July 28, 1911.
This month, Heritage Regina will be conducting a series of FREE guided walking tours.
Their goal, as always, is to give Reginans, and visitors too, a better appreciation of Regina's history and built heritage.
Each of the tours will take place on a Sunday afternoon, beginning at either 6:30 pm or 2:00 pm. with each tour lasting approximately two hours.
Here is the schedule:
July 16 - 1911-2011: Celebrating the Regina Municipal Railway and Old College Avenue
August 7 - Old Lakeview
August 14 - Regina as Seen from Wascana Lake
August 28 - The Transition Area
For more information, contact Bill Brennan (Heritage Regina) at 585-4214.
Unveiling of a Headstone In Memory of Nick Schaack
The following invitation was delivered to the Prairie History Room just minutes ago:
Join Us For the Unveiling of a Headstone in Memory of Nick Schaack
What: Unveiling of a commemorative headstone for Nick Schaack, who died as a result of his participation in the Regina Riot, July 1st, 1935, struggling for economic security on behalf of the people of Saskatchewan and all Canadians.
When: Friday, July 1st, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.
Where: We will meet at the Regina Cemetery (the corner of 4th Avenue and Broad Street) for the unveiling ceremony and then travel to the office of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (2330 - 2nd Avenue, Regina) for a FREE BBQ!
Who: Everyone is welcome!
For more information contact: Donna Smith
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Summary: The Great Depression of the 1930s brought drought, unemployment, and poverty to the West, and the token wages from the government's "make work" projects only fanned the flames of unrest. In 1935, this unrest took on a purpose: to march on Ottawa and demand a solution from Prime Minister R. B. Bennett. Thus was born the On-to-Ottawa trek, which culminated in the Regina Riot, where the protesters and RCMP clashed in one of Canada's most significant historic events. The official toll of the encounter was one dead, dozens injured, and over 100 people arrested, but noted historian Bill Waiser recently uncovered evidence that the statistics did not tell the whole story. In the course of research on the riot, he not only discovered nine previously unpublished sketches of the scene of the riot, but also found references to a second man who died as a result of blows inflicted by the RCMP - a death that was never recorded or investigated by the RCMP. A death that strengthens arguments of unwarranted RCMP brutality that night. All Hell Can't Stop Us offers new evidence and insight into the infamous uprising and violent clash that pitted suffering farmers and the unemployed against a seemingly indifferent government. Impeccably researched and entertainingly written, it will have wide appeal.
Tracking the Trekkers: Revisiting the Regina Riot
Meet at the locomotive outside
of Union Station (Casino Regina)
Join RPL for a walking tour by Garnet Dishaw and documentary presentation commemorating the events of the Regina Riot, the culmination of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of 1935. Participants will meet at Casino Regina – at the locomotive/passenger coach in front of the Union Station – for a tour that will conclude at Central Library at 8:00 pm. Following the walk, join us in the RPL Film Theatre for a viewing of ‘Trek’, the new documentary about the Trek and it’s lasting impact.
The Saskatchewan Archives Board (SAB) is sponsoring an evening show in Regina this
Enjoy the free show!
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