Last year around this time, if you recall, Regina was gearing up to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the deadly tornado that struck the city in the late afternoon of a muggy and hot last day of June 1912. The tornado swept in from the south, skirting the newly built Legislature, which pretty much marked the southern boundary of the city then. From there, it crossed Wascana Lake and churned up Smith and Lorne St., destroying houses and damaging buildings in the downtown before crossing the railway tracks and wreaking havoc in the Warehouse District.
Tonight, storyteller Vincent Murphy will be hosting a walking tour of the Warehouse District that will examine the impact of the tornado on the businesses and residences that were then located in the area. The tour leaves Broad and 8th Ave. at 6:30 p.m.