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Global Village helps small communities at FolkFest

It's known as the incubator for pavilions and it was a major hit at this year's FolkFest.

The RBC Global Village attracted thousands of guests, foodies and would-be travellers looking to get a taste of lands far away.

The four communities of Bangladesh, Ghana, Pakistan and Sierra Leone called the village home this year. It was also the debut of the Ghana and Sierra Leone pavilions.

Symphony Under the Sky takes over Wascana Park

Wascana Park will be alive with the sound of music on Sunday afternoon.

The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) will take to the stage for Symphony Under the Sky, their annual outdoor concert.

"It's a way of celebrating summer," Karlee Goby, marketing director with the RSO said. "It's a great way to kick off the season; just with something a little different."

Goby said the event is free, to make it accessible to everyone.

Saskatchewan's unlikely Elvis impersonator is Bob Pringle

It has been 37 years since Elvis Presley died but the King still lives on through the passion of his many fans, including one unlikely Saskatchewan impersonator.

“You ain’t nuthin’ but a hound dog, cryin’ all the time,” sang Bob Pringle. “And you just repeat that 15 times,” he laughed.

Pringle is most known for his work as Saskatchewan’s Child and Youth Advocate. His day job surrounds him with a grisly reality of abused and neglected children, but his night job is where he lets loose.

One year since Sir Paul McCartney rocked Regina

It has been one year since Paul McCartney rocked Regina and one year since he left a permanent and very memorable mark on one Regina woman.

“Just being on stage and him talking to me, giving me a hug and everything, it was just—I replay it in my mind a lot,” said Chelsi Gobeil.

Mesopotamia makes debut at Saskatoon FolkFest

It’s known as the cradle of civilization and it’s bringing the culture to the Saskatoon FolkFest.

Mesopotamia is one of four new pavilions for residents to feed their cultural appetite on this year.

“We’ve been around for about three decades as a community and we’ve been mostly preoccupied with our own personal lives, businesses and getting ourselves established as a community. But no excuses aside, we should have been doing this a long time ago,” pavilion manager Giovani Yousif said.

Sask. woman recalls encounter with late Robin Williams

A Saskatchewan woman is remembering her encounter with the late Robin Williams more than twenty years ago.
It was 1990, and 18-year-old Chantelle Schuler was living in Jasper, Alberta.
"I did a lot of off-roading bicycle riding and I came across a path and ran right into him with my bicycle," Schuler recalled on John Gormley Live on Tuesday.
"We both went flying and then I realized that it was him and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry,' but he was so nice about it."

Hot weather leads to cool eats surge at Saskatoon Ex

Heat and humidity pushed lemonade, ice cream and slushie sales to all time highs at this year's Saskatoon Ex.

"Those are substantially higher than if it had been cooler weather," Prairieland Park events director Carl Schlosser said.
Beyond the cool eats, it was clear Saskatonians brought their appetite to the fair.

Regina Folk Festival wraps up with good attendance

A bit of wet and rainy weather didn’t dampen the mood at the 2014 Regina Folk Festival.

Festival goers had to deal with rain pouring down on Friday night, and high winds whipping through the park, but Artistic Director Sandra Butel pointed out the weather is one thing out of their control.

"But we had a really good plan in place for how to react to it and how to make sure make sure we got everyone out safe," she said.

Butel also gives credit to her team of over 600 volunteers for their work on a hectic evening.

Fiddle Fest brings music to prairies

Fiddlers from across Canada livened up the quiet Saskatchewan countryside this weekend at the 17th annual John Arcand Fiddle Fest.

The festival, held at Windy Acres, brings new and seasoned fiddlers from far and wide to meet, compete and share.

It was Hayley Johnston's second time competing, but her family has been coming to the event for years.

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