Regina has a lot of to be proud of as a city. Having lived away from Regina and Saskatchewan for almost 13 years it was refreshing to see the changes in the city. Sometimes when we live in a town or city for many years, we fail to see the progress our community makes and it’s easy to get mired down in the negativity. Whether you live outside of the city or in the city, sometimes we need to remind ourselves that Regina, and Saskatchewan, is a pretty great place to live.
I’ve noticed Regina come alive like never before. The downtown is clean and modern with exciting new shops, restaurants and cultural festivals. Buildings throughout the city have been revitalized and the spirit of the residents is one of pride and happiness. Yes, ol’ Regina is not just a cold, prairie city, it’s now a city buzzing with opportunity and energy like never before.
We are Saskatchewan’s capital city and home to one of the most beautiful legislative buildings in the country. The building reflects the hard work and struggles of Saskatchewan’s people. It shows how we have grown and evolved not only as a city, but as a province. We are the home of the RCMP training academy, we’ve hosted massive sporting events, and we’re the capital of nation…Rider nation! On top of all this, we average almost 2,600 hours of sunshine every year making us full of vitamin D! Over 300,000 hand planted trees in the Queen City love all that sunshine, too!
So instead of dwelling on yesterday’s news that Regina has the highest crime severity index in the country, let’s celebrate and talk about the positives of our city. What do you love most about Regina?