New Winter Activities Offered City-Wide City thanks Community Partners
This year, there are a lot of new ways to enjoy winter sport, recreation and culture in Regina. The City of Regina has added new activities to its slate of fun and games, and received huge support from community partners who accessed $40,000 in City grant funding to create new winter events and programs for residents of all ages.
“This is a year where getting outside to participate in winter activities isn’t just an enjoyable past time, it’s a necessity for our complete health and well being,” said Mayor Sandra Masters. “I am grateful to our community and our City staff for coming together to deliver diverse and creative activities to support the physical and mental health of our citizens. I especially look forward to continuing to build a Winter City strategy for Regina that embraces who and what we are as a community.”
The City announced a $25,000 Winter Activities Micro-Grants program in December 2020 to help community applicants develop new winter activities. Three of the applications fit the criteria for the Special Event Minor Grant, which allowed the City to provide an additional $15,000 towards #YQRWinterFun.
Residents can expect a wide variety of activities delivered by the community including:
- Rainbow SnowPals contest from UR Pride Centre
- new fat bike trails created by Offroad Syndicate Mountain Bike Racing Club
- a bilingual musical play, The Hockey Sweater, presented by Sum Theatre Corp, on a City outdoor skating rink
- a re-imagined 10-day Winter Festival offered by the Eastview Community Assoc.
- many more events, as listed on Regina.ca/winterfun
The City’s top priority is the health and safety of employees and our community. All programs have been developed in compliance with Saskatchewan Heath Authority guidelines and are subject to change as restrictions or guidelines are updated.