Friday, November 30, 2007

Thin Ice Warning

Tis the season for ice skating and cross-country skiing. However, the ice on Wascana Lake is not ready for all of these winter activies quite yet.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Glockenspiel Bells in Victoria Park

These glockenspiel bells are in Victoria Park and every so often you can hear them chime.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Winter Driving...

I took this photo yesterday on my drive home at lunch. Winter is here and the roads are slippery; I really do not like winter driving. These are the days that I dream of moving to warmer climates.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bringing home the Grey Cup

Today was the Grey Cup parade. (This photo is courtesy of a co-worker; as the parade started 15 mins early and I missed it). Despite the -35 degree wind-chill factor, fans were out in full force to get a chance to see the team paraded down Albert Street with the Grey Cup.

Monday, November 26, 2007

We won the Grey Cup!!!!

The Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23-19 to win the Grey Cup in Toronto. This is only the third time in history that the Roughriders have won the Grey Cup, (1966, 1989 and 2007). Rider Nation is beaming! Go Green!!!!! Click Here to Paint the Whole World Green...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Looking across the Lake

Friday, November 23, 2007

Heading Home After Work

Heading home after a long week at work; ready for the weekend.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I Love Regina

The "I Love Regina" sign outside of City Hall. Below is an excerpt from the website:

"I Love Regina” is not just a slogan, but an emotion that drives all Reginans. It represents the heart citizens wear on their sleeves everyday, sleeves rolled up in a constant and collective effort to make Regina the best it can be. It was an idea born in the Mayors Office but has taken on a life of its own....“I Love Regina” was officially born on June 28, 2002.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What's Happening Around Town

Every week you will find flyers advertising local bands and events on street poles.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


A mural on Albert Street celebrating our multiculturalism.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Creative Fuel

This ad agency always has great displays on the front of its building. I think they are brilliant.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Rider Pride

Banner on the Albert Street Bridge about our Saskatchewan Roughrider fans. The Saskatchewan Roughriders won the Western Final today against the B.C. Lions, (26-17). Next stop is the Grey Cup. Go Green!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Walking up the steps to the Legislative

Close up shot of the Legislative as you are walking up the steps to the main doors.

Friday, November 16, 2007

In the Name of Art

In the past couple of weeks, I have noticed people sitting in the downtown area sketching and drawing. There must be an art class near by that releases the artists outside to get inspired. Now that the weather has turned and it is getting colder, these artists are now outside wearing parkas and gloves. Only in Saskatchewan - lol. The sacrafice they make is all in the name of art.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


A bronze statue of a cow by Joe Fafard. His art is heavily influenced by his Saskatchewan surroundings, and includes life-size bronzes of cows, horses and pigs.

Also, as you can see, it snowed this week. Winter is here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

American Prices

The Canadian dollar is currently worth more than the American dollar. To reflect this, one of the local bookstores in the city is selling "American Books at American Prices". As a side note, in Canada, the Canadian price on books is always higher than the American price. Do other countries have two or more different price tags on books; one per country?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Creation of Turtle Island

Life-sized alabaster and bronze sculpture by Cree artist, Lloyd Pinay. The sculpture incorporates characters and elements from the many different versions of the Wi sa ke cahk and the Creation of Turtle Island story.

The Trickster is a principal character in many First Nations' stories. He is known as Wi sa ke cahk to the Cree, Nanabush to the Saulteaux, Inktome to the Dakota and Nakota, and Sagija'k to the Dene.

After causing a great flood, Wi sa ke cahk was left alone with three animals a beaver, an otter, and a muskrat. He sent the first two beneath the waters to retrieve a piece of earth, but they failed. The muskrat succeeded, but died in the attempt. Wi sa ke cahk used the bit of earth to restore the land and its inhabitants. Grandmother Turtle plays an important role, for she forms the basis for the new earth.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Another picture of the Viterra building. There are lots of details on this building.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Nov 11th - Remembrance Day

In November, Canadians wear scarlet poppies to pay tribute to those who have died in war and military operations. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – the time the Armistice of World War I was signed in 1918 – people across the country are asked to observe two minutes of silence to remember those servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives.

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
- John McCrae, 1915

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Decorative arched entrance.

Friday, November 9, 2007

The Soldiers' Plot

The Soldiers' Plot, also known as the Soldiers' Cemetery, is flanked by two field guns, which were captured from the German Army in World War I. Tombstones in this plot are arranged symmetrically and feature the name, rank, serial number, unit, age, and date of death of each soldier. The grounds around the Soldiers' Plot are immaculately landscaped and serve as one of the most impressive military burial grounds in Canada.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Canadian Flag

The Canadian flag on top of the Sears warehouse building on Broad Street.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


As we approach Remembrance Day, (Nov. 11), I went to the cenotaph to take a picture. Lest we Forget.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Ants on a Log

Big metal ants on a tree in Victoria Park. Not too sure who the artist is or the story behind this artwork. Just thought it was kind of neat.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Fire Station No. 1

This is Fire Station No. 1 on Albert & 13th. It is a newer building that was constructed to look old. The original No. 1 Station is on 11th Ave and is now home to local businesses.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Greenhouse Pagoda

A Pagoda at the greenhouse - very pretty shot.

Friday, November 2, 2007

City Reflections

Reflections on Albert Street.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Canada Post

A Canada Post mail van.