Old Fashioned Fun and Games Day at Government House This August 28, 2021
There is still time for some outdoor family fun in the summer sun. The Old Fashioned Fun and Games Day is taking place this Saturday, August 28. The free activities will be available to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“On August 28, 2021, we invite you to come out to Government House for Old Fashioned Fun & Games day, where you can participate in a number of games, visit the Edwardian Gardens or enjoy a tour of Government House,” said Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Don McMorris.
"We invite you to join us on the grounds of Government House for a game of bocce ball, croquet, cricket, a scavenger hunt and more," Provincial Capital Commission CEO Monique Goffinet Miller said. "You can even catch a glimpse of vintage cars on display, courtesy of the Antique Auto Association of Regina. The Government House Historical Society's Jocko's Friends will also be on site selling lemonade."
In addition to participating in the games, participants can visit the historic Edwardian Gardens. The Gardens were designed over a hundred years ago to please the eye and delight the senses. Today, they feature thousands of vibrant annuals and perennials including magnificent lilies in the Collection Garden.
Free tours of Government House will also be offered every hour, on the hour. This National Historic Site features a museum depicting the life of the Lieutenant Governor's household at the turn of the last century.
Government House's current feature exhibit, Rehab - Rest - Recreation: Government House Convalescent Period 1945-1957, explores a little-known time in Government House's history when it transformed from the Lieutenant Governor's residence into a recuperative home for military veterans.
By June 1957, sixty-five veterans were living at Government House and their rehabilitation was centered around healing, therapy and sports. The new exhibit provides interactive opportunities to learn more about this time in the building's rich history.
Up on the second floor, the Queen Elizabeth II Art Gallery currently showcases works by members of the Regina Stitchery Guild. Featuring beautiful embroidery, Prairie Threads includes crafts made with traditional and contemporary methods of stitching, capturing the lands and skies of the Saskatchewan prairies.
For information on business hours, exhibits, booking a tour and more go to https://governmenthousesk.ca/.