Pick of the Day: Ice & Fire Carnival

After hibernating for a year, this festival, which is designed to reconcile Reginans to the fact that they live in a winter city, returns for a fifth go-round. Previous carnivals have been held in and around Victoria Park (pictured is a snow sculpture from a prior festival. This one will be held today and tomorrow at the Rider Practice Field just west of Mosaic Stadium beginning at 1 p.m. on both days and lasting until around 6 p.m. It coincides with the weekend the Olympic torch is scheduled to hit town, so the theme this year is World Snow Games. Carnival highlights include a snow sculpture show with contributions from established and emerging Saskatchewan artists curated by the Dunlop Gallery's Catherne Livingstone, along with a teepee, storytelling, outdoor tango dancing, a beaver hut, sleigh rides and more. For more info, you can check out New Dance Horizon's website at: http://www.newdancehorizons.ca/ Other participating organizations include Neutral Ground, Saskewewak, the City of Regina and Great Excursions Travel.

Also tonight, the Pink Floyd Experience -- not the real one, of course, but the tribute version -- is at Casino Regina Lounge. And where did the incredibly influential British art-rock band get its name? Apparently, it was the brainchild of Syd Barrett, and was derrived from the names of two favourite blues musicians that he had in his record collection -- Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.


observer said...

that explains why the *gravel* road was ploughed

Gregory Beatty said...

If you were downtown late this afternoon, there was also a pile of shinny games being played on Victoria Ave between Broad and Albert.