The Civic Museum of Regina and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame are partnering to celebrate Women's History Month in October through an exciting initiative to celebrate Saskatchewan Women in Sports.
The Women in Sport panel will feature 3 Hall of Fame inductees in celebration of Women’s History Month and Hockey Week in Regina!
Linda Burnam, Curling
Lisa Franks, Basketball
Colleen Sostorics, Hockey
The panel discussion will be wide-ranging with a focus on how sports has shaped their lives, how we can encourage emerging female athletes, and the state of women’s sports on a local & professional level.
This FREE event is Thursday October 4, 7 pm, in the Cornwall Centre - Centre Court.
Albert Street Bridge Baluster
The Albert Street Bridge was built as a memorial to the fallen soldiers of WW1. Built at the cost of $250,000, it provided work at the beginning of the Depression for more than 1000 unskilled labourers at 45 cents per hour who would have otherwise been unemployed. The bridge was opened November 19, 1930 by Premier J.T.M. Anderson with 10,000 people in attendance.
To save them for posterity, the City of Regina donated 2 balusters to the museum in 1987.
The discovery of King Tut’s Tomb in 1923 caused a worldwide craze for Egyptian symbols. Two of those symbols, the lotus flower and the papyrus plant, are part of the bridge’s balusters and lamp post.