At certain points on the 18-hole course at Sask Landing Golf Resort, it seems like the greens should have slipped into the glassy waters of Lake Diefenbaker eons ago. Or that the soaring foothills that wreathe the course should have swallowed the smooth fairways. But, fortunately for golfers, the course isn’t going anywhere. Routed through an expanse of rolling prairieland, the 6,930-yard layout weaves through wildflowers and cacti that add their own sunny accents and sideline commentary to the scenic experience. Water hazards come into play on seven holes, including the final two, which run right alongside the lake to set up a dramatic finish. After rounds, golfers can continue to enjoy the far-reaching vistas or count each blade of prairie grass from the patio as they nosh burgers and other savory fare at the Clubhouse.
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In the mornings, Kathleen Whippler—YMCA of Regina’s senior director of funds development, marketing, and communications—greets a group of ladies on their way to an arthritis exercise class. They’ve told her how the class helps keep aches at bay for the rest of the day. In the afternoon, she sees parents drop their kids off at the Y’s special-needs program. They’ve told her that before the program, there was nowhere for their kids to go, let alone a place they were excited about. Experiences like these keep Whippler passionate about her work at YMCA of Regina. “You can see the difference you make—what I do affects the lives of other people.”
These programs reflect YMCA of Regina’s overarching mission to build healthy communities. As bustling community hubs, both locations tout dozens of programs and amenities, such as four-lane pools, cardio machines, free weights, and more than 65 weekly exercise classes. Furthermore, the centres strive to make fitness a key part of any lifestyle; personal trainers lead private sessions, fitness classes include yoga and Zumba, and the Northwest centre invites guests to scale a climbing wall.
Although physical fitness is a critical part of overall wellness, the Y’s services extend far beyond the workout room. The centres host an alternative suspension program that strives to transform school suspensions into positive, transformative experiences, and the Community Café provides youth with job training. Whippler says services like these help form tight-knit communities. “It’s just a place to belong,” she says.
Flashing lights and whirring sounds fill the 5,000-square-foot arcade floor at Wonderland Entertainment Centre, setting a whimsical background as guests engage in classic gaming staples. The facility eschews traditional coin or token based arcade play, instead using an hourly, all-you-can-play rate. A retro arcade experience, including early favorites, driving, and dancing games await thumbs and feet. For a more classic mode of recreation, players can flaunt their cue skills on one of three pool tables, shoot skeeball, basketball, or even "Silver Ball" pinball.
• For $10, you get two one-hour single-kayak rentals Monday–Thursday (a $20 value). • For $10, you get two one-hour single-kayak rentals Friday–Sunday (a $20 value). • For $15, you get two one-hour double-kayak rentals Monday–Thursday (a $30 value). • For $15, you get two one-hour double-kayak rentals Friday–Sunday (a $30 value).
The Globe Theatre enhances Saskatchewan by entertaining, educating, and challenging audiences with artfully observant plays and musicals. Michael Frayn's Copenhagen explores the conversation between the half-Jewish "father of quantum physics" Niels Bohr and his former student and close friend Werner Heisenberg, a Nazi and an Ophiuchus. Directed by Del Surjik, the play delves into the nature of loyalty and friendship during wartime while contemplating how this particular relationship shaped the outcome of World War II. The Globe's main stage is a theatre-in-the-round, which creates realistic staging opportunities and gives winged men an interesting formation to gaze at when their kaleidoscopes break.