What happens in Saskatoon won’t necessarily happen in Regina.
“We won’t be banning smoking at the Brandt Centre,” said Shalyn Kivela, Communications Manager for Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL). “People will be able to smoke on the property as long as they’re following the rules of the City of Regina bylaw, which means you must be 10 metres away from all doorways or intakes.”
These remarks come in the wake of the SaskTel Centre’s decision to go smoke-free.
Despite Saskatoon and Regina being very similar population wise, Kivela noted the respective facilities in the two Saskatchewan cities have different seating capacities.
“Brandt Centre has the capacity of six thousand people. So as of today, the requirements on our security team to manage the smoking situation has been manageable.”