Victoria Day Parade & Picnic

Departing Athol St south of 13th Ave at 11am. Led by the “PILE” brass band, the parade will make its way west along 13th before turning south down Elphinstone until it arrives at Les Sherman park. This year’s theme is “From the Ground Up”. Wear your best “Plants vs. Zombies” costume and show off during the parade itself before joining us at the picnic!

Opening ceremony: 1pm

Our 2024 Festival Chair, Rob Truszkowski, will open the Festival with a bless from Elder Darlene Banin followed by a greeting from Mayor Sandra Masters

Tipis will be in place for everyone, especially kids, to enter, explore, and learn about. Elders and knowledge keeps will be onsite to demonstrate how to build a Tipi, why they are designed the way they are, plus they’ll share a few stories of how Tipis shaped the lives of the First Nations.

Also join us at our selfie station! Grab a fun photo with Regina’s new official bird, the Black-Capped Chickadee. Nature Regina volunteers will be there to answer questions.

 

Picnic Stage:

Kawacatoose Boys Singers and Dance Troupe – an intergenerational Saskatchewan First Nations family group who travel together sharing cultural songs and dance through the heartbeat of Mother Earth.

Northern Lights Blue Grass and Old Thyme Music Society Band – a toe-tapping old fashioned musical romp through the blue-grass catalouge. The Society was founded to teach, promote, preserved, and foster the traditional instruments and vocals of Saskatchwan

Ben Winoski – Playing a variety of virtuoso guitar styles, Ben sells out wherever he plays. He rocked last year’s festival stage along with his son Morgan

Morgan Moats – this Regina-based musician/songwriter has been writing about the unexpected changes life can throw our way

The Pile Brass Band (Formerly The Pile of Bones Brass Band) – will play us off into the late afternoon sunshine

Date

May 20 2024
Expired!

Time

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Les Sherman Park
2450 Pasqua St, Regina, SK S4T 7S7
Check out The Ben Winoski Project TONIGHT - 8:30pm @ st.Mary’s
Cut loose with Flatland Fiddling Studio + the Northern Lights Bluegrass Society at our Old-Time Dance! 

It’s a closing night of pattern and square dances with a live band and a caller to lead you through each step - so leave the Sunday shoes at home. 

A BIG thank you to @emilydubois98 (Lead Fiddler & owner of @flatlandfiddling) for making our footloose dreams come true! We can’t wait to hear the set list you’ve put together.
Experience Augmented Reality (AR) in Holy Rosary Park! Explore a virtual Philippines street in Samantha Liamzon’s Ligaya, celebrate five interactive birthday parties in Shaira Castillo’s Burnout, immortalize yourself with Jett Kowalchuk’s The Eternal Walking Path, tour an AR art gallery in Madison Cowper’s The Absence of Space, and interact with a whimsical depiction of an artist’s experience before and after being diagnosed with ADHD in Ember Rayne’s HeARtbreak. All projects were created in Evie Johnny Ruddy’s Creative Technologies & Design course, Augmented Reality: Critical Theory, Art, & Activism. 

When: Wednesday, May 22 to Saturday, May 25, any time of day

Where: North of the big tent in Holy Rosary Park

Guided AR Experiences: 

Thursday, May 23: 5 to 7 pm

Saturday, May 25: 10 am to 1 pm

Thank you to our Sponsors!

 
 

Land Acknowledgement

We are on the traditional lands referred to as Treaty 4, the territory of the nêhiyawak, Anihsināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. We respect and honour the Treaties and acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past.

We are committed to moving forward in friendship and respect with the Indigenous Nations in the spirit of true reconciliation.