The 2013 Regina Canada Day Celebration
Western Canada's Strongman competition back by popular demand returns to Regina's Canada Day celebration.
Canada's Strongest Man is an annual competition held in Canada, and features Canadian athletes exclusively. The provinces of Canada hold annual championships with the top 3 or 4 athletes going on to the National Championships at the end of the year to crown Canada's Strongest Man. Come out and cheer these men on. Competition starts at 1pm and goes to approx. 3pm. You don't want to miss all the action.
- Truck pull with Harness- 25,000 lbs 80ft Best time wins.
- Medley- Load 2x250 lb sandbags into back of half ton, push truck 60’, carry farmers walk implements (330 lbs per hand) back 80 ft to starting line. Best time wins. Head to head.
- Giant Dumbell: Clean to the shoulder and press with ONE hand giant dumbbell (180lbs) for as many reps as possible. Head to Head.
- Limosine Squat. Squat (with bar on shoulders) down to sitting position and back up the rear of a Limo weighing 550-600 lbs. Most Repetitions wins.
- Atlas stones 280lbs to 400lbs to 4’ to 4 1/2 ‘ boxes. 5 in total. Best time wins.
- Carry/Tire Medley- Carry Farmers walk implements (300lbs per hand) 80’, then flip 800 lb tire 8 flips. Fastest time wins. Head to Head.
- Scott Cummine, SK (5- time defending champ)
- Brad Provick, SK (2nd Westerns 2012, 2010)
- Steve Halladay, SK
- Travis Krushelnicki, SK
- Nathan Rolston, SK (4th Westerns 2012, 2nd 2011)
- James Anderson, BC
- Ryan Vance, AB (5th Westerns 2012)
- Jon wade, MB (MB Strongest man)
- Chris Davies, BC (BC Strongest man)
- Chris McDole, MB
- Brian Way, BC
- Quinton Falk, SK
Other fabulous attractions are KAOS dogs sport with shows at 1 pm and 3:30 pm, watch medieval re-enactment with the Society for Creative Anachronism, Saskatchewan Taekwon-do and Sepak Takraw demonstrations, learn and have fun with the Saskatchewan Science Centre, have your face painted and get your picture taken with Click Photo booth to capture your Canada Day memories.
We have many charities joining us this year. They are offering games for kids, free give-a-ways, selling water and snow cones, so please give them your support and have fun at their booths.
The Regina Canada Day is proud to present on this year's main stage, The Trews (http://www.thetrewsmusic.com/).
Revered Canadian rockers The Trews are returning to the road in support of their upcoming EP, …Thank You and I’m Sorry. But while the band has built its reputation belting their high-energy, arena-ready rock anthems from stages across the globe, this time out, audiences will get a glimpse of a different side of this multi-faceted foursome.
While the tour-de-force that is The Trews’ rock show has earned them slots supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant, and KISS, they’ve amassed a fair share of accolades through their acoustic work. The band’s hugely successful live acoustic CD/DVD Friends & Total Strangers was nominated for a JUNO Award while the single “Sing Your Heart Out” earned the band an International Acoustic Music Award in the AAA/Alternative category.
The aim is to stun spectators from the stage with tight, retuned takes of well-known tracks. The ability to draw from four full-length studio albums – two certified Gold in Canada – and 13 Top 10 Canadian singles will only allure fans new and old, present and future, to explore this special side of the band Performer Magazine calls “without a doubt, the greatest rock band of their generation.”
Opening for The Trew's is Jonas & The Massive Attraction.
Jonas & The Massive Attraction, featuring lead singer Jonas Tomalty, long time guitarist Corey Diabo, J.S. Baciu (Bass) and Francis Fugere on drums.
It’s been quite a ride for Canadian rockers Jonas & The Massive Attraction since the release of their album Big Slice in 2010. The album hit Top 15 in sales nationally in Canada on the Nielsen SoundScan Sales Charts in its first week of release. With three chart topping rock radio singles, including their Top 10 hit “Big Slice,” Top 15 single “The Deep End” and Top 20 song “Seize The Day,” the band was named one of the Top 10 “Most Played Artists” at Canadian rock radio on the Mediabase year-end radio charts for 2011.
This year on our kids stage we are happy to have Kerri Senkow back as MC and performer.
Singer/Songwriter Kerri Senkow has been performing for over three years now with over 300 performances! Her latest album, funded by Rawlco Radio as part of the Rawlco 10k20 Grant has received much success. With a showcase for her original country/pop songs at the 2012 CCMA's, an opening spot for both Gord Bamford and George Canyon in 2013, and a semi-finalist in the 2012 Big Nog Next Big Thing Contest. Her energy and passion for performing shines when she is front of audiences of all ages, and is known in our community as a leading children's entertainer as well, regularly booked for city events, schools, libraries, and more.
This year we've added a teen portion that will start at approximately 5:15pm with DJ Fresh and recording artist rapper Karl Wolf (http://www.maplemusic.com/artists/krl/default.asp).
Come out and experience this amazing group as well as many others starting at 1 pm. To find out more click the “What’s Happening” link.
Here's what the park looked like in past years:
Canada Day 2011 - Regina - Promotional Video from Riley Moynes - Living Sky Media on Vimeo.
Fireworks start at 10:30 p.m. or later, depending on when the sun sets! If a storm is imminent and the weather becomes a factor, we will try and hold off until the scheduled time, but for safety of everyone in the park and the fireworks team, we sometimes have to quickly make a decision whether to cancel or set them off right away. If a storm is threatening, I would error on the side of caution and come to the park earlier just in case Mother Nature forces us to begin the show early.
The fireworks are set off from Willow Island, however, they can be seen throughout all of Wascana Park.
Missed the fireworks last year? Watch here:
For those of you coming to the park to enjoy the festivities we would like to inform you that there is no parking on Legislative Drive in front of the Legislative building and some of the surrounding roads in the park may be blocked off as well. If you find parking on the streets around the park please take note that you have not parked in a "no parking" area as you vehicle maybe ticketed and or towed. For anyone who has a wheelchair permit you may park in front of the Legislative building, just show your permit to the commissionaires.
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