A brand new winter competition occurring subsequent 12 months within the Queen City has acquired funding from town.
Throughout Wednesday’s Regina city council assembly, council accepted funding of $210,000 for the upcoming Frost Regina competition.
Regina Winter Competition Committee (RWFC), which is made up of members from a number of organizations, together with Regina Downtown Enterprise Enchancment District, Regina Warehouse District and Regina Exhibition Affiliation Restricted (REAL), is the group that submitted the funding request to council.
Initially, the request from Frost Regina organizers was for $150,000.
A suggestion to supply funding for the competition was introduced ahead to council on Wednesday after it was unanimously handed final week by the Metropolis of Regina’s government committee.
Metropolis council determined to extend the contribution to $210,000, which was additionally handed unanimously by council.
“We had challenged the organizing group to come back ahead and present us what they might do if we had extra funds throughout the pool to allocate in the direction of this,” acknowledged Mayor Sandra Masters following Wednesday’s assembly at metropolis corridor.
“Any time we are able to present free neighborhood entry into (Mosaic Stadium) is a extremely good factor.”
Masters added that council welcomes the proposed drone present which is deliberate to cap off the competition.
The week-long occasion is about to happen Feb. 4-13, 2022 at a handful of areas round Regina, together with Evraz Place, Wascana Park, downtown and the Regina Warehouse District.
The proposed competition will embody inexpensive programming from ice carvings, snow mazes, Indigenous storytelling, native delicacies, skating on the lake and at Mosaic Stadium, and light-weight reveals.
–With information from Kelly Skjerven
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