A charity movement that was started in the United States five years ago has spread to Regina. And for the second time, professional photographers in the Queen City are getting together to spread some Christmas cheer to those who need it.
It’s called Help Portrait, and it involves gathering photographers, make-up artists and hairstylists together to provide their services to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it.
“Sometimes people can’t afford it, or people have maybe never had a family photo,” said Kim Schmidt who organized the event.
The University of Regina held a candlelight vigil on Friday in memory of the 14 women killed during the Montreal Massacre 24 years ago.
On Dec. 6, 1989, 25-year-old Marc Lepine walked into École Polytechnique with a gun and opened fire, killing fourteen women before killing himself. The event has long stood as a dark symbol of an ongoing problem with violence against women in Canada, and the University of Regina’s director of the women’s centre said things haven’t changed.
Feeding Saskatoon's hungry is getting more expensive.
It's why the Friendship Inn is hoping to raise $5,000 a day this month through its Fill the Plate Holiday campaign.
The campaign's goal is to cover the cost of feeding each visitor to the Inn for one day, said Mark Lane, chair of the Saskatoon Friendship Inn Board in a release.
The campaign kicked off Thursday with a donation from Potash Corporation pledging to match all donations up to $100,000.
Christmas cheer is rolling into town Wednesday evening as the 15th annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train makes a stop in Saskatoon.
Adorned with festive lights and decorations, the big red engine will squeal to a stop at 9:30 p.m. in the CP Rail Yards in Sutherland at 140 – 107th Street East.
Musicians traveling aboard the train will perform a free concert from their boxcar stage.
The City of Regina and SGI are partnering once again to offer free bus rides home on New Year’s Eve.
It's the 26th year for the Ding in the New Year program which offers free bus rides from 7 p.m. on December 31 to January 1 at 2:15 a.m.
There's a new incentive this year to get more people on the buses and home safely. Warren Steinley, MLA for Regina Walsh Acres, said it involves Twitter and Facebook.
Christmas lights are shining bright at Regina City Hall with the annual ‘Light the Lights’ tradition on Tuesday night marking the start to the festive season.
Mayor Michael Fougere shared the job of switching on the lights with a little girl all bundled up in the cold.
Christmas carols soothed the crowd in the cold as the lights went on but some kids almost spilled their hot chocolate when a certain man in red showed up. Kids quickly lined up to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.
It's a Christmas tradition, everywhere you go you see volunteers with the Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Campaign, but this year the organization is having trouble finding people to ring bells in Regina.
On Friday we found Doug Richardson standing in a Wal-Mart entrance taking change from shoppers, he has been volunteering with the Kettle Campaign for the past six years.
“The Salvation Army is right in the trenches in delivering community service and that appeals to me a lot,” he said.
As communities across the globe marked the 25th World AIDS day, a small group of Saskatonians took time to remember and honour those afflicted by the disease.
The solemn group of 15 gathered at St. Martin United Church for a candle lit vigil and a chance to find comfort in the company of others.
A long time holiday tradition in Bredenbury is no more.
It all started in 1994 when retired resident Glenn Cowan put up a large Christmas display in his yard. He figured the rest of the street should do the same. Before anyone knew it the entire town was covered in lavish light displays and huge Christmas monuments.
“We had a big snowman and a Santa Claus that were about 20 feet high,” said Fred Nicholson, who started doing the paperwork for Bredenbury’s Christmas Light Extravaganza committee in 1995.
Saskatoonians gave it their best shot this weekend with a basketball tournament to raise money for typhoon victims in Philippines.
All the proceeds from the Hoops for Hope three-on-three basketball tournament and bake sale went to the Red Cross' Philippines relief efforts for those affected by typhoon Haiyan.
“A lot of people enjoy watching a game of basketball so I figured why not a three-on-three tournament and a bake sale as well so every community will come out and help,” organizer Melissa Cruz said.