Community event

Grey Cup 101: RCMP officers on quest to carry Grey Cup

Football players have been battling it out for the top honours in the CFL for weeks but there has been more than one contest going on for the Grey Cup.

RCMP officers have quietly been on their own quest for the cup.

“Everybody wants to carry the cup,” said Sgt. Cathy Ford. “We even got emails from B.C. and Alberta, saying they’d like to be part of it too - Saskatchewan boys.”
Ford was on a committee that decided which two officers will present the Grey Cup to the winning team after Sunday’s game.

Grey Cup 101: Former Rider champions offer advice to team

They may not be playing with the team anymore, but there are a lot of former Saskatchewan Roughrider greats who are getting fired up for Grey Cup.

"This is something that people are going to be remembering for the rest of their lives, something that they're going to talk about for years to come," Don Narcisse said.

Grey Cup 101: Regina shows the spirit of volunteers

Saskatchewan is known for having an incredible history of volunteerism. It’s part of the reason why the 1995 and 2003 Grey Cups went off so well. Volunteers are often described as the lifeblood of a major event but there is a striking difference between this Grey Cup and those previous events.

The Grey Cup committee did not reach the goal of having 3,500 volunteers sign up. In fact, about 1,100 fewer than hoped put their names down to lend a hand but there is a reason for that.

Grey Cup 101: Grey Cup parade to return to Regina...again

When CFL fans come marching into Regina for the Grey Cup the Queen City will be ready to do what it always has: bring back the Grey Cup parade, bigger and better than ever.

Not every Grey Cup festival includes a parade; it's a pseudo-tradition that comes and goes depending on the host city. The organizing committee for this year's Grey Cup festivities will be rejuvenating the practice when the big game returns to Regina later this month.

Touching care package lifts spirits for firefighters up north

Some volunteer firefighters in La Ronge got a nice pick-me-up this week from children in the Lloydminster area as a care package full of snacks and handwritten cards arrived on Tuesday.

"When we opened it up we got an amazing surprise. All the boxes had thank you cards and messages on them. Even the individual granola bars had little notes on them," said firefighter Terry Beck.

Regina's Cinema Under the Stars going 'Back to the Future'

Cinema Under the Stars is treating people in Regina to Back to the Future 2 on Wednesday night as part of their summer long event.

Organized by the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID), Cinema Under the Stars offers a free movie shown in Victoria Park on select Wednesdays through July and August.

The movies start at dusk, but people of all ages can enjoy activities beforehand.

No wildfire risk to Ness Creek Music Festival: organizers

Despite wildfires raging in northern Saskatchewan, a popular music festival in the Boreal forest will go ahead this weekend.
The fires are far enough away that they don't pose a risk to the Ness Creek festival site northwest of Prince Albert.

Craven Country Jamboree is over and clean up begins

A steady line of trailers continued to flow out of Craven on Monday as more than 20,000 campers packed up after another year of the Country Jamboree.

As the people moved out, the seagulls arrived. They circled overhead while eyeing all the used paper plates with leftover poutine, red solo cups and crushed beer cans left overflowing from big red dumpsters.

"With the seagulls, I would mistake this for a dump," said Brendon Burnay.

Headliners announced for 2016 Craven Country Jamboree

All that was left to do Monday morning is pack up and head back home after another Craven Country Jamboree weekend. 

Concert-goers already have an idea of what they'll be seeing next year. 

Two of the headliners for 2016 were announced Sunday night: Zac Brown Band will be next year's Friday night headliner; Eric Church will be Sunday's headliner.

Tickets for next year's show are available here.

[email protected]

Craven continues through rain and threats of tornadoes

The week at Craven Country Jamboree that started off blistering hot ended with some familiar weather and the threat of a severe storm.

The mercury rose fast Saturday morning for the third straight day over temperatures above 30 degrees under the hot sun.

"Thirty above at 9:30 in the morning is not meant for people," said Callum Bradely.

Many filled up their kiddie pools while others put a tarp in the cab of their pickup and filled it with water to cool down. Then the storm rolled in during the afternoon