Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Regina Tornado Legacy Day, June 30, 2012 by admin

Regina Tornado Legacy Day, June 30, 2012 Honouring our community spirit! Click here for full Schedule

Additional notes about the day:
 A Boy Scout troupe in 1912 was instrumental in the rescue efforts that happened that day.  Even though their Scoutmaster was killed in the tornado, the scouts immediately set up a system of whistle calls, notifying people of injured citizens, resulting in a very timely rescue of many of the injured.

A Boy Scout “honour guard” will be at the Plaza Stage, and will lead the procession to the cairn in Victoria Park.  They will blow their whistles when the cairn is about to be unveiled.  They will also be on the bus tour, and will be guests on the horse/carriage tour of the warehouse district.  This tour will be a guided tour, and they will be able to learn about their troupe’s actions that day.

 One other interesting note: The Regina Real Estate Association is 100 years old in 2012, as they were established immediately following the tornado.  The realtors of the day decided to get together to ensure that all 2500 left homeless from the storm would have a new home within the year.  They achieved that goal.

 The art route is entirely walk-able.  Bicycles, rollerblades and skateboards are welcomed and encouraged.  We are hoping that many people will take advantage of the Dunlop Art Gallery’s Walking Tour, where they can download onto their Ipod a narrative description along the walking tour.

 We will also have actors from the Regina Summer Stage in costume at each of the tour stops.  They will be in character, and help to tell the stories connected to the day’s events.

 The tour concludes at Centre Crossing on Albert Street (old Superstore location) with a public BBQ (proceeds to the Conquest Boys Club).  There will be live musical entertainment featuring the musical styles of 1912, barbershop quartet and a fiddle group, and two more songs from the Regina Summer Stage cast.  The Regina Plains Museum will have their Tornado Display set up inside the Centre Crossing lobby.

There will also be a kite flying display in the parking lot, to promote the kite flying activities that afternoon at the Science Centre.
 
These activities will run until 2 pm.

Transportation will be provided back to Victoria Park following the tour and BBQ.