A long list of events being held in Regina continues Saturday as Congress gets underway at the University of Regina.
This will be the first time Regina has ever held the event, and also the largest gathering the Queen City has ever seen with 5000 people expected to attend.
Executive Director Gabriel Miller describes what Congress is.
“Established scholars but young, up and coming researchers as well come together in one city to share their best ideas, challenge each other and come home better at what they do.”
U of R President Vianne Timmons says she believes it will be a busy week.
“There will be 4100 papers presented over a week’s span at the University of Regina, it is the largest conference ever held in the city, and it’s going to be such and exciting time for the University.”
With the consistent flow of events coming through Regina this year, Mayor Michael Fougere explains how Regina can hold so many in one year.
“We know how to put on an event; we just know how to do that,” Fougere says. “We have great volunteers that always support every project that we have, so we’re veterans at doing this.”
Congress has taken place in various locations for 87 years, with next year taking place at UBC.