Sad News To Report

Michele SeredaThere was a horrible three-vehicle accident north of Regina today on Hwy. #6 where five people lost their lives.

I don’t have information on all the victims, but one death that has been confirmed is that of Michele Sereda who for nearly 30 years was a powerhouse theatre performer and presenter in Regina with her company Curtain Razors.

Michele was travelling with Lacy Morin-Desjarlais, who also died in the accident. I don’t know the nature of their trip, but I know that Michele often participated in workshops and residencies throughout the province where she’d work with artists of different ages and backgrounds on various performing arts projects.

Speaking about Michele specifically, I had several opportunities to interview her over the years (above is a photo Steve took of a 2004 Prairie DogĀ cover story I interviewed her for) and her passion and enthusiasm for the arts and the joy she found in collaborating with others was truly remarkable.

So yeah, it’s a huge loss for Regina. And condolences also to those who knew Lacy Morin-Desjarlais who was also active in the arts in Saskatchewan and taught powwow dancing.

Author: Gregory Beatty

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4 thoughts on “Sad News To Report”

  1. Michele was one of the most thoughtful and giving people I ever knew.
    A bright light on the prairie is gone.

  2. I still remember the first show I saw and heard Michele in in 1989 – I have always loved her singing voice, so smooth and beautiful. She was so talented, kind, loving, gentle, creative, intelligent. A real inspiration to so many. I am blessed to have known her and worked with her. I love you, Michele.

  3. So brutal. From the minute I saw a picture pf the crash scene I was holding my breathe cuz it seemed somwhow obvious that prominent people were involved. Something about the time of day and particular highway they were on. I mean, could’ve been anybody, but who travels Highway 6 North at mid-morning? Normally educators, government… The loss is so palpable.

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