Regina Mayor Michael Fougere says it will be hard, but the Queen City is about to give Mosaic Stadium a long and heartfelt farewell.
Fougere says there will be a number of events to provide residents a unique way to say good-bye to the current Mosaic Stadium.
“Mosaic Stadium is a community gathering space that is special to many in Regina and our province as a whole,” said Mayor Fougere. “It has served us well and we wanted to make the stadium as accessible as possible in 2016 for residents to say good-bye.”
A variety of events and programs have been planned with community partners to celebrate Mosaic Stadium and create those last special memories beginning with a Kick-Off Celebration on Saturday, May 21.
This celebration will feature a number of sport and cultural groups and also include pavilion performances from the Regina Multicultural Council Mosaic Festival.
A free BBQ is also a part of the celebration.
280 hours of unique programming has been established through various initiatives, including an educational program for schools and public photo opportunities.
A unique component to the programming of the farewell season includes two contests:
- One contest asks community organizations to submit a proposal for their own special farewell event to be hosted at Mosaic Stadium during the farewell season.
- The second contest encourages local artists to submit a proposal to create a commemorative art piece that honours the current stadium and that will be permanently installed in the new stadium in 2017.
- Both contests close on May 31.
Additional details will be announced throughout the farewell season.