City of Regina marks 100th anniversary of Regina tornado: Self-guided walking tour booklet debut
The City of Regina will take part in the Regina Tornado Legacy Day events marking the 100th anniversary of the Regina tornado. The commemoration event, which will honour community spirit, will take place at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, June 30, in City Square plaza.
Councillor Fred Clipsham and members of the City’s Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee will unveil a commemorative plaque in the Monument Plaza in Victoria Park as part of the official program.
The City has also arranged a “Doors Open” event on that day with four downtown churches that were built prior to 1912 including:
- Knox-Metropolitan (11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.);
- First Baptist (12 to 2 p.m.);
- St. Paul’s Cathedral (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.);
- Blessed Sacrament (12:45 to 2 p.m. – Mass is being held earlier so people are asked not to enter the church prior to this time).
Knox-Met and First Baptist were significantly damaged in the tornado and St. Paul’s was a triage centre in the aftermath of the disaster. They will open their doors to the public as part of a self-guided walking tour.
A self-guided walking tour brochure for downtown Regina has been developed by the City and will be available at the Legacy event as well as at all four churches. The brochure provides detailed information on the architectural and historic significance of the churches and other buildings of the era along with historic details of the 1912 tornado.