Monday, February 18

2008 Regina Downtown Ice & Fire Carnival Draws Thousands This Weekend

We couldn't have asked for better February weather!

It appears that 4th edition of the Regina Downtown Ice and Fire Carnival is an unparalleled success. During the whole week prior to the Saturday February 16 official events, Regina citizens and Scotties Tournament of Hearts participants strolled through Victoria Park to meet with snow sculpture artists. Even teachers took their students to take in this original example of how culture and the arts contribute to placemaking, and to creating more attractive, walkable cities for visitors and residents.

The Saturday TSN network television coverage of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts started with an opening segment shot right in the midst of our snow sculptures on the edge of the Carnival Crystal Pond. All Canada heard about our special event in Regina that day.

On behalf of the Carnival Committee, I would like to thank all our Ice & Fire Carnival volunteers, participants, artists and performers. Also, a big thank you to all our sponsors, whose generosity is the building block this distinctive Regina event depends upon.

You will find below some of the photographs of the Carnival and partners events I have snapped during the week...