As temperatures hit the high 20s Wednesday morning, many people took advantage of the comfortable weather to enjoy the Regina Farmers’ Market downtown.
Jordan Calland was one of the lucky people in the crowd who had the day off.
“It feels pretty good when it aligns like that, you’re not stuck inside in the rain or something,” she said, explaining she actually gets to work part time in the summer.
Zoey Spychaj was out walking her dogs and agreed that she kind of hit the schedule lottery, getting off work on the same day her friend was visiting from Saskatoon.
“It’s great, you can just come down here and visit and go out for food and you’re not stuck at work all day.
Tinika Froehlich was among the many parents pushing strollers past the various booths at the farmers’ market, noting that it is particularly nice to get out on a weekday when the crowds aren’t as bad downtown.
“I feel really lucky actually, I’m on maternity leave right now so it’s really nice to be off work and enjoying the sunshine instead of being stuck in an office,” she said.
Her next stop with her friends was the playground with plans to pick up a hotdog for lunch for the older kids.
Sitting on a picnic blanket in the shade in the park, Raya Lalonde said she and her fellow new moms are also enjoying the time outside with their babies. She said the summer is definitely a good time to be on maternity leave.
“Absolutely, there’s nothing fun about -50 C and sitting indoors,” Lalonde admitted. “We’re drinking some lemonade and eating perogies and just catching up on old times.”
Vendors at the farmers market also appreciated the good weather, relaxing in the shade under canopies.
“Absolutely, it’s beautiful down here,” commented Tiffany Dundas, selling Crave Kombucha as a fresh alternative to pop and juice.
She laughed that it does kind of feel like being a kid at a lemonade stand on a hot day.
For those who missed the chance to get outside Wednesday, the heat is expected to continue Thursday and Friday with highs up to 29 C.