If you haven’t seen it (go back a couple of posts), a group of local film-makers took to Regina streets lately to produce a video about the great things that this great city has to offer. They are asking you to go on Twitter under hashtag whyqr to give your reasons for Regina being so great. In no particular order, here are some sports reasons as to why this city is so great.
There is no better place to be in Canada than Mosaic Stadium on game day
Watching the Regina Red Sox while drinking a cold one on a warm summer night at Currie Field.
The Luther Invitational Basketball Tournament
Saying I was able to watch Jordan Eberle and Jon Ryan hone their crafts before becoming the stars they are.
The volunteer spirit that shines brightly whenever a major sporting event comes to our town.
The Ken Goff boxing classic.
Reading the stories of those that make our sporting community special whether they be pro or amateur from Rob Vanstone and his cronies at the Leader-Post which is the best sports section in Western Canada if not Canada.
Cheering on the likes of Amber Holland and Mark McMorris and knowing they are from right here.
The Sandra Schmirler Curling Classic
Braving a 30 below night to watch the Pats.
The Co-Operators Centre.
The Centre for Kinesiology Health and Sport.
Making sure that the young athletes who have a chance at shining on a brighter stage and the coaches and others that help get them there get their 15 minutes of fame.
I know I’ve certainly forgotten a few things, but you get my gist. There is no better sporting community in this country than right here in Regina. We shouldn’t need a video to get talk of that going should we?