Students at F.W. Johnson Collegiate in Regina hit the high notes last week, as they showed off their hard work from the Build the Band program.
The program, in its second year, works with Regina Public Schools bringing in Regina Symphony Orchestra members to mentor band students in the areas of performance, song writing and arts management.
"We were asked at the end of last year by the Regina Symphony Orchestra to partner with them," explained Alison Thiele, band and choral director at Johnson Collegiate.
Interest in the space program has blasted off at the Saskatchewan Science Centre, all thanks to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Hadfield became the first Canadian to command the International Space Station for the last part of his five-month mission on board. On Monday, he leaves the space station to return home to earth.
As Commander Chris Hadfield sent out a farewell video cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity, the news of his journey home sparked a chorus of thank-yous from his fans in Saskatchewan.
"The Amazing Race Canada" teams are in Regina Monday.
Fans of the show have been tracking the Canadian version of the popular reality TV series as competitors travel across the country. Several touched down at the Regina International Airport shortly after 8 a.m. Monday. They were seen racing to parked SUVs followed by camera crews.
Naturally the big pit stop for the show contestants was Mosaic Stadium, complete with fans in full Roughrider gear. They were being used as extras as crews were shooting scenes with the show’s host Jon Montgomery.
The first ever beard and mustache battle at Regina's Pile O' Bones tattoo convention was a major draw for men looking to take home the prestige of first place.
They brought along wax, combs, and even lawn gnomes as props.
As a judge for categories like full beard groomed, full beard natural, mustache, freestyle and partial beard, Ben Lester got to decide what the contestants had to offer.
This included creativity, length, fullness, volume and how long the beard took to grow.
Organizers managed to bounce back after Evraz Place labour disputes put the First Nations University's annual powwow in jeopardy, but they still expect the postponed event to draw fewer visitors than usual.
The Canadian prairies aren’t usually considered to be a hotbed of fashion, but the industry is growing and you can see the proof on the runway at Saskatchewan Fashion Week in Regina.
Rhea Harbus started Amaranth Designs 13 years ago, but since that time she has seen the local industry take off.
“Even a few years ago there was only a couple of us that were doing design in Regina and now that has exploded, there’s so many more of us,” she commented.
Harbus will be showcasing her new fall and winter line for custom women’s fashions this year.
Anglophone audiences are able to understand as they watch French plays thanks to a program that combines the arts with the business community.
Local arts organizations are learning to find sponsorship from private businesses through an innovative pilot program in Saskatchewan.
ArtsVest is a matching incentive fund program that encourages private-sector businesses to sponsor not-for-profit arts organizations.
This was definitely not your average elementary school sing-a-long. As part of Music Monday Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield and Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies invited music students from across Canada to sing a song together.
The event for Music Monday featured an original song called ‘Is Somebody Singing’ and was streamed live from the International Space Station and the Ontario Science Centre and into schools coast to coast.
A young Saskatchewan man is beaming after an encounter with Motley Crue co-founder and bass player Nikki Sixx.
The rock musician has a Tumblr account that features his own photography, something he calls his "new drug." Sixx writes on the blog that while waiting in the tour bus in Estevan on Saturday, he saw a group of people skateboarding.