Today marks five years since Regina’s Making Peace Vigil started gathering weekly on the north end of the Scarth St. Mall – and they’re going to party like it’s their birthday!

“We’ve been there every Thursday in the rain, cold, no matter the weather”, says Making Peace Vigil’s Stephen Moore.

Their mission? To spread the word about a host of issues to do with social justice, peace, and the environment – not to mention the dire need for affordable housing in Regina. They’ve been on the front lines of that fight, and were among those trying to stop the recent demolition of 1755 Hamilton St., which housed 46 low-income households.

In other words, they fight the good fight.

They’ll be celebrating at noon today (with cake and music!) at 11th Ave and Scarth St. (right across from the Cornwall Centre).