The Tale of A Town

TalkofTownI’ll have more in a future blog post, but above is a photo of a vehicle and trailer that the Toronto-based arts collective Fixt Point are using to gather stories from Reginans about their memories of downtown Regina. The visit is part of a cross-Canada trip Fixt Point is on to prepare for a larger project tied to Canada’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2017.

Fixt Point was at Canada Day celebrations in Wascana Centre, then were at Central Library from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today. If you’d like to offer your memories of the downtown, they’ll be at the library Friday and Saturday during the same hours.

From information Fixt Point gathers, they’ll be putting on a performance/installation at Darke Hall on July 12. That will be blogged on down the road. And here’s a Leader-Post┬áreport where Curtain Razors’ artistic director Joey Tremblay discusses Fixt Point’s stop in Regina.

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2 thoughts on “The Tale of A Town”

  1. Barely any history seems to exist of downtown Regina, beyond Cyclone of 1912. I wish someone had complied a book of diners and old hotels…I’ve looked in the archives and hardly ever find any pictures, either. For instance, in city and Sask Archives, I found a total of zero pictures of the Novia Cafe (1918-2011). Maybe I looked in the wrong place. Point is, we need an old timer to do this, cuz my earliest DT consciousness includes vague memories of Kresge, Charisma, and the Cap being torn down. I do remember fondly the Eaton’s Cafeteria, the St. John’s.

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