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The warmer temperatures have finally arrived and the snow is starting to melt.  We are all prepared for the warmer weather, but is your house?

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as the snow begins to melt and to ensure that your house stays dry.

The Roof

With the extended period of cold temperatures the snow has stayed packed on our roofs.  What you want to do is rake as much snow off the roof as possible.  Only go on your roof if it safe to do so.  We recommend that you hire a snow removal company to remove the snow for you.

Soffit and Eaves

Check the soffits to make sure there is no debris that could stop the flow of water and also check for signs of ice damming.
Make sure that your downspouts are down and extended well away

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Community Events in Regina this March 2019
February sure has been a cold one, but thankfully we are starting a new month with optimistically warmer temperatures.  Here are some fun events that you may enjoy in and around Regina.

Event Highlight - Spring Home Show
When: March 28th to 31st.
Where: Canada Centre Complex & International Trade Centre - Evraz Place
Price: One day ticket is $13 in advance or $14 at the door
Tour the many booths and get ideas for inside and outside of your home.  Find out about the latest landscaping and design trends. Carson Arthur and Frankie Flowers are this year’s guest speakers. 

Concerts and Performances in Regina

(March 1-3) Forward Currents Festival.  The Regina Symphony Chamber Players collaborated with the

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Saskatchewan Stay-cation Series (Couples Edition)

Valentine’s Day - The Facts:

Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, originated as a Western Christian feast day honouring one of the two early saints named Valentines.  February 14th has become a religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world.

While Valentine’s Day has become linked with red hearts, chocolates, and roses, at the root it is a day to celebrate romantic love.  But who says that you can only celebrate love one day of the year?  Love should be celebrated each and every day so we have come up with some fun ideas of things you can do with your special someone.

Turn off the Netflix

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  Whether you are looking for family fun or for a night out with friends there is an event for everyone in Regina this February!

Special Event Highlight: WASKIMO Winter Festival 2018

  • When: February 18, 2019
  • Where: Wascana Park in Regina

Family Day Monday means awesome indoor and outdoor winter fun at Wascana Park.  Plus, it is the only day of the year that the public is allowed onto the ice of Wascana Lake.

Some of the events include:

  • Hole-ympics Outhouse RacesWorld Cancer Day Regina Shinny Tournament
  • Sask Law Enforcement Polar Plunge
  • Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
  • Cavalier’s Snow Cricket
  • Regina Ski Club Cross Country Skiing
  • Fat Bike Races

 

Concerts and Performances in

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Just because winter is here does not mean there is nothing to do!  Plan a stay-cation and enjoy some of the great things Saskatchewan has to offer.  

 Our first instalment of the Stay-cation Series will provide you with some of the best places to downhill ski, cross country ski, and snowboard in Saskatchewan.  There is family fun for all.

 

Skiing and Snowboarding

Yes, Saskatchewan is generally flat, but there are 5 very appealing ski facilities in Saskatchewan!!

 

Mission Ridge Winter Park

 Located near Fort Qu’Appelle this ski facility has ski runs for beginners and advanced skiers. 

320 ft Vertical - 14 Trails - 3 Lifts 

Ticket Prices $22-$35/person 

Ski Timber Ridge 

Small ski hill that the community built. 

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Concerts and Performances In Regina

(January 4 - 5) Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.  This Tony Award winning Broadway musical is delighting audiences with its contemporary take on a classic tale.  This lush production features and incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love.  Show starts at 7pm on the 4th and 1pm and 7pm on the 5th.  (Conexus Arts Centre)

(January 7 - 29) Classic Movie Monday.  Enjoy a different screening of a classic movie each Monday.  Movies include: A Star is Born, Casino, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Graduate.  Admission is free.  (Casino Regina Show Lounge)

(January 8) Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany.  This remarkable story is the tale

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Tourney Family Holiday Treats

The holiday season brings together family and friends.  Not only are there good times and laughs, but there is also good food…and lots of it!  Joyce and Leanne Tourney wanted to share with you two of their favourite family recipes.

Joyce’s Cheese Ball - This delicious appetizer will have you coming back for seconds and thirds!

Ingredients:

8 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese

4 oz Finely grated Medium Cheddar

Squirt of lemon juice

Dash of Cayenne Pepper

1 tablespoon of finely chopped Onion

1 tablespoon of finely chopped Green Pepper

Dash of Worcestershire Sauce

Parsley (optional)

Walnuts (optional)

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.  Use your hands to shape into

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5 Reasons Why Winter Is A Great Time To Sell Your Regina Home

With Saskatchewan temperatures dropping and the holidays quickly approaching, many assume that waiting till spring to sell their Regina home is their best bet. Some fear that the cold, dry weather will ward off potential buyers, but waiting for sunny days to return might not be the most advantageous choice.

Listen:

We understand that you want to take advantage of the housing market when it comes to selling your Regina home. Everyone does!

But there are plenty of serious buyers scouring listings through the winter. Real estate transactions occur every day, regardless of season.

Not only do you have a chance at selling your Regina home in the winter months, but depending on the buyer’s circumstances, you might just make their holiday by

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Community Events in Regina this December 2018

The holidays are fast approaching and there are plenty of fun activities happening in and around Regina that you can enjoy with family and friends.

Concerts and Performances In Regina:

A Celtic Family Christmas. One of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s most important exports and a superstar in the Celtic music world, fiddler, and step-dancer, Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling, multi-decade career on electrifying playing and must-see performances. Show is at 8pm/ (Casino Regina).

(December 5-17) White Christmas. SaskExpress presents White Christmas based upon the Paramount Pictures Film.  Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after WWII.  The dazzling score

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Regina Home Owners Guide to Protecting Your Home While On Vacation
As soon as winter comes and the temperature drops we begin to dream about leaving Regina for warmer destinations. One thing we may forget to do is to prepare our home for our absence so that when we come back our home is just as we left it.
Here are some things to consider before you depart:

House Checks -
Have a trusted friend or family check on your house daily or at the least every other day. There are also professional companies you can hire to do this. The Commissionaires, for example, offer a HomeWatch Service.
https://www.commissionaires.ca/en/south-saskatchewan/service/individual/homewatch-services

Some of things you might want to have your Home Checker do include:
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