It’s the last weekend of true summer freedom for thousands of kids across Saskatchewan before they head back to school for the start of another year.
If the family is looking for something to do this weekend, they’re in luck. A number of events are happening which should help limit boredom.
The SaskTel Summer Invasion takes place at Wascana Park over the weekend. Although Friday night’s headliner Lil Jon had to cancel, Lights is still set to perform Saturday on the main stage. Wakeboarding and skateboarding activities are part of the event. There’s also a family zone for the kids.
For those with a more classical taste in music, the Regina Symphony Orchestra is holding its Symphony under the Sky at the Motherwell Homestead.
Food lovers might want to check out the 2015 Great Saskatchewan Mustard Festival at the Willow on Wascana. You can gorge yourself on the cuisine of local chefs using mustard as their chief ingredient in a variety of dishes.
Don’t like crowds and want a peaceful activity to do with the family? For the second time this summer, the province is making the weekend a free fishing weekend. You don’t need a licence to fish on Aug. 28 and 29, however, all other regulations remain in place. Learn more.
Kids eager to head back to the classroom
With the start of the school year looming, many kids in Regina are bouncing off the walls with excitement.
Every soon-to-be student at Candy Cane Park on Friday afternoon was ready and raring to go for school, except for two.
Sebastian said, “We have to do work, and I don’t do work.”
Almost-first grader Carolyn voiced her opposition to school quietly, saying “because we have to do, like, homework.”
The rest of the kids were all for getting back to class. For the most part, they were all excited about seeing their friends.
Though Chantel’s answer was a little different.
“Because I like school … and also it’s important so you can learn!”
Jerry, on the other hand, was excited about what he’d get to do this year.
“I get to do handwriting in Grade 2.”
With files from CJME’s Lisa Schick.