On Saturday April 21, 2015 the Queen City was subject to aliens known as The Second Conclave invading the city.
Aliens, presumably from Mars, came to Earth in what appeared at the time to be in the name of peace.
If you missed out on the spectacle, you are in luck! We at Prairie Dog were lucky enough to be on the scene the entire time, and we recorded everything that went on. Lucky you!
The leaders of the worlds and the United Nations were tasked with figuring out how best to deal with the discovery of extraterrestrial life here on Earth.
The day was full of crazy happenings. Everything from proclaiming aliens are not real, even with clear evidence, to threats of war, nuclear war between the world’s nations and even an attempt to blow up Mars.
Players were strongly encouraged to dress up to increase their enjoyment as well as increase the overall experience of the game. As you would expect many took this prompt to heart and wore some crazy things, looking at you aliens.
Also to be expected were the different costumes of the nations. Some were tact, if drab. Many chose to wear the dull grey suit of a politician. Some expressed their nation through props.
The Russian team drank vodka, the Chinese team spoke in fortunes found in fortune cookies while waving paper fans, and the U.K. sounded like Australians making fun of the British.
One thing can be said about each player in the game; they were each very committed to the game and their character.
This was the very first game of this caliber, and the first ever mega-game played in Saskatchewan.
Watch the Skies was a mega-game put on by Sask Games as the kick-off event for Play With Your Food 2015.
By the end of the game it was estimated roughly $40,000 had been raised for Play with Your Food 2015.
There was a registration fee of $25 to play in Saturday’s game, though all proceeds, minus production costs, were donated to Souls Harbour.