I Love Regina Day
This year’s I Love Regina Day celebration is being postponed after multiple weather forecasts have predicted inclement weather overnight and for much of Saturday.
Forecasts are predicting rain will hit Regina overnight, continuing into the morning. There are also forecasts citing significant risk of thunderstorms during the morning and strong wind, up to 45-60 km/h.
“I Love Regina Day has gone ahead in the past with minor weather issues,” noted Mayor Michael Fougere. “However, with thunder, lightning and strong wind predicted and the extremely volatile storms in the area recently, we prefer not to take a chance with the safety of exhibitors and guests.”
The City will attempt to reschedule I Love Regina Day in August, depending on the availability of Victoria Park and the participation of exhibitors.
Parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis at meters and lots throughout the downtown. The City of Regina bears no responsibility for the security of vehicles or access.
Show your Civic Pride
I Love Regina merchandise can be purchased in Victoria Park on I Love Regina Day from the Cubbon Advertising booth. You can also shop in advance by visiting the online store at ilovereginagear.ca or the following retailers:
RCMP Heritage Centre, 5907 Dewdney Avenue
Regina Airport, 1-5201 Regina Avenue
Apperley Place Gift Shop (Royal Saskatchewan Museum), 2445 Albert Street
Saskatchewan Science Centre, 2903 Powerhouse Drive
Be sure to bring your own water bottle to the event. The City of Regina will have a water tanker available on site to fill up with clean drinking water. In case of a water emergency or major main break, the water tanker will not be available.
The City of Regina and Community Organizations will be on site with information about what new, exciting events and programs are taking place in Regina. Community Organizations that will be on site to provide information about Regina programs and services include:
Regina Public Library
Regina Public Library is a community gathering place where the joy of reading, discovery and lifelong learning is respected and encouraged. The programs, services and supports we provide help to build a strong community: one that values knowledge and understanding, and respects and upholds diversity. We strive to meet the needs of our growing community by providing a positive, dynamic meeting place where people can learn, create, and connect.
Saskatchewan Science Centre
The Saskatchewan Science Centre’s Go! Science Outreach team wants you to help us build interesting structures! Come and try your skills at building a beehive, a garden or miniature house, and learn about our summer exhibit: Backyard Adventures!
Take a look at one of the city’s updated fleet of Transit vehicles, and get your picture taken behind the big wheel! The City of Regina’s Transit Department provides safe, reliable, affordable and accessible transportation. You can view the most current schedules, detours, paratransit service, and various other transit related items on our website at Regina.ca.
Regina Source Control
Our Source Control department will also provide educational colouring books that teach families about proper disposal of items like grease and rags and other items like pan scrapers and brochures to help promote proper grease disposal.
Regina Community Services
The City’s Community Services branch will be holding a colouring contest for boys and girls of all ages.
Regina Solid Waste
Solid waste staff will be available to answer your waste and recycling related questions. Visit us to pick up the “Recycle the right stuff” sorting lists and test your recycling knowledge to win prizes!
Regina Fire & Protective Services
The Regina Fire & Protective Services is a dynamic, highly trained and competent team that responds to more than 9,000 service incidents annually including but not limited to: fire suppression; technical rescue; hazardous material (hazmat); and emergency medical services (EMS). Other key services include fire prevention; public education and information; and emergency preparedness and awareness. Our staff members are dedicated and knowledgeable and this transfers into a safe community for our residents.
Canadian Western Agribition
Canadian Western Agribition is filled with many family-friendly activities! Join us November 21-26 and connect with your favourite farm animals, learn about agriculture and take part in the many entertainment options including the rodeo, stock dogs, wild wool ride and more! Saturday, November 26 is Family Day at Agribition. Be sure to stop by our booth and see what Agribition is offering your family this November.
Regina Humane Society
Visit RHS mascots Bella and Barker, and participate in a craft-making exercise that will benefit our shelter animals! While waiting to find their forever home, the animals at the Regina Humane Society love to play with toys, and their favourite toys are the ones that children make for them! The RHS will have all the things you need to make a fun toy for a kitten to play with and make them happy all day long.
Bright Eyes Dog Rescue Ltd.
Bright Eyes Dog Rescue Ltd. is a Regina-based volunteer foster organization which takes dogs that are stray, abused or surrendered and cares for them in foster homes located throughout southern Saskatchewan until they are ready to go to their forever homes. Comet try your hand at a mini golf game or pick up some temporary tattoos!
Stop by Cubbon’s booth to pick up the latest I Love Regina merchandise, play a game or two, and pick up your own I Love Regina temporary tattoos! All purchases will receive a special I Love Regina Day Discount.
Regina Synchronized Skating Teams
RSST offers fun, fitness and friendships to youth and adults through the instruction and performance of basic and synchronized skating. Visit our tent to take part in a bit of synchro (without the ice!) and find out more of what we do.
Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Stop by the Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum booth at the I Love Regina Day in Victoria Park. We will have information on upcoming programs at the museum and Megamunch’s 65,000,030th Birthday! Make a craft and enter to win a gift basket from the museum gift shop!
Visitors to the 2016 Powering the Future Tour will get a firsthand look at the past, present and future of electricity in our province. This interactive, 360-degree experience includes a cutting edge home base that features a futuristic tent, electric vehicle, engaging interactive displays, a little something entertaining for the kids, and the ability for visitors to personalize their experience. Come learn all about SaskPower’s work to upgrade Saskatchewan’s infrastructure!