The biggest event of the winter hit Wascana Lake and the Conexus Art Centre as the Waskimo Winter Festival started up on the Family Day Monday.
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The festival, held at Wascana Lake and the Conexus Art Centre, celebrates and showcases the uniquity of winter sport and fun in the city.
Hundreds of people passed through the Centre, catching the various acts and speakers, one of whom was Regina Mayor Michael Fougere.
He says to celebrate a specifcally winter event on a special day was a fantastic experience.
“It’s a family fun event,” he said. “We’re a winter city and we’re celebrating what we are as a city.”
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That message was a common theme amongst people at the games, including Festival Organizer for Waskimo, Jim Aho.
He noted everyone is welcome to join on the fun and games offered by Waskimo.
“We want to be as inclusive as we can,” he said. “We want to make sure that Indigenous people feel welcome at Waskimo. We want to make sure our new Canadian friends, residents of Regina, feel welcome here.”
Aho says Waskimo is a hallmark of winter activity in Regina, and it’s good to see it back and enjoyed by a great number of youth.