Ride or Die 2015

Ride or Die 2015

For ten years, Danny Elder has been filling buses and heading in the direction of some of the best ski and snowboard resorts around for a yearly trip he has coined, Ride or Die. “The trip has somewhat of a cult following,” Danny said. “We have some die hard ‘Ride or Die’ fans who have been coming every year since the beginning and don’t care where or when it’s going to be each year, they are just coming no matter what.” In this statement, it’s evident that Danny knows how to...

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Jeff Bashutski

Jeff Bashutski

When the inaugural Connect Festival took place on a secluded hillside near Moose Jaw back in 1995, electronic/ techno music was all over the pop charts. It seemed like everyone in Canada had a copy of Much Music’s best- selling compilation Much Dance Mix ’95 CD. You couldn’t go to a nightclub without hearing Whigfield’s “Saturday Night” or Haddaway’s “What Is Love.” In a time when grunge and alternative rock ruled the land, there were still hordes of people who just wanted to hit...

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Local & Fresh

Local & Fresh

Seeing an opportunity in the marketplace, local entrepreneur Andrew Rathwell created Local and Fresh to make it easier for Regina residents to shop for fresh products that are locally sourced. With an official launch set for August 1st, L&F’s website has been registering info for interested clientele and vendors respectively for the last month and promises to help families experience the local food movement at home. While many Queen City restaurants have championed locally sourced goods for...

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Italian Star Deli

Italian Star Deli

A key element to the continued success of this deli, aside from their incredible specialty deli meats and cheeses, pastas, and legendary paninis, is the close knit Giambattista family that continues to own and operate it today. At the helm of the family operation is Carlo, who over the course of over 30 years worked side-by-side with his mother Gina, learning the ins and outs of how to run this landmark deli. As anyone who has stopped in Italian Star to grab a meat tray or just a quick sandwich...

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Ragged Ass Barbers

Ragged Ass Barbers

If you’re a guy in Regina and need to get your hair chopped, you could go to a salon and flip through old issues of People Magazine while waiting as your hair stylist finishes giving an elderly lady a perm. Or, you could go to Ragged Ass Barbers. Since 2012, Ragged Ass Barbers has provided the men of Regina a retro barber shop experience with a bit of a rock 'n roll edge. With pictures of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Hulk Hogan adorning the walls and rock tunes playing in the background,...

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World of Trout

World of Trout

The early ‘90s were a pivotal time in music and culture. With the unexpected commercial success of bands like Nirvana and filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino, independent/indie artists gradually started to become the new mainstream. There was a generation of young people embracing “alternative” rock, punk, goth, and skateboard culture, but there weren’t many places in Regina to find clothing with a bit of an edge. Thankfully, Cornelia Biegler had the perfect timing and right sensibilities to...

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The Dead South

The Dead South

Facing 24 other groups in 104.9 The Wolf’s 2nd Annual Queen City Rocks competition, local folk and bluegrass quartet The Dead South weren’t sure what to expect in the contest as the one band most unlike the rock station’s format. Armed with high hopes and a bundle of energy, the foursome won their semifinal, with an invitation to compete in the finals April 17th against four other hungry Regina bands to claim the top prize of cash, gift cards, new instruments, publicity, guaranteed airplay,...

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Pacific Fresh Fish

Pacific Fresh Fish

Pacific Fresh Fish has been a fixture in the Cathedral Village area for over 30 years, providing the finest quality seafood available to the people of Regina. With both a consistently successful retail and wholesale division, owner Ted Williams has worked hard to maintain Pacific Fresh Fish’s place as the Queen City’s go-to seafood market. In 2009 another Ted, Ted Pratt, joined the fold as Manager of the retail division. Prior to this, Pratt spent years honing his culinary craft in the restaurant...

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A King In The City

A King In The City

The term “fake” is a relative term. In a professional wrestling match the outcome is predetermined, where a “babyface” (a.k.a. the good guy) typically defeats the “heel” (a.k.a the bad guy). While the competition aspect isn’t “real,” the bumps and bruises wrestlers give and take during a match can indeed be very real. Having been on the receiving end of an open-handed chop to the chest a few years ago by former High Impact Wrestling star Plum Loco, I can tell you from experience...

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Xenofon Gargatzidis

Xenofon Gargatzidis

Originally making his name in the Regina music scene as vocalist of the rock group Mrs. Svenson, still beloved two decades after their demise, Gargatzidis stepped back from the microphone to learn live and recorded sound engineering in Calgary. He also worked with Country Music Television, All Star Show Industries in concert production, and toured as a roadie with bands including punk legends SNFU. Making his way to the west coast of Canada and back, the lively musician tried his hand working...

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