Despite most of Saskatchewan being under an extreme cold warning, it’s not deterring Regina residents from getting outdoors.
Brian Robinson and his five-year-old grandson, Knox Ryan, braved the frosty weather to play Pokémon Go in Wascana Park on Thursday afternoon. And while Robinson confessed he doesn’t like the chilly temperatures, he explained it’s the quality time with his grandson that counts.
“Pokémon Go is something that me and my grandson get to do together,” said Robinson, adding he can put the cool weather aside for a short period of time.
Meanwhile, for the last 30 years, Joan from Regina has walked a lap around Wascana Lake almost every day – no matter the season – as a way to meditate.
“Rain, shine – or whether it’s 40 below, whatever – I just dress up and go. I love it,” she explained. “I love the cold – it’s invigorating.”
She added that the colder the weather, the better the walk – and blizzards make for an even more serene saunter.
“You can hear the ice cracking on the lake it’s so cold – it just snaps. You hear the cars going by and just the sound of the tires on the snow – and even when you’re walking in the snow, you hear the crunch,” she said with a smile.
However, Joan admitted that she feels this way because she’s wearing five different layers. She believes others could find similar appreciation for the cold, so long as they bundle up.
“Dress warm – that is key. If you dress warm, you’re going to really enjoy it.”