Oprah's visit to Saskatoon can be hailed as a success if social media reaction is any indication. Fans took to Twitter and Facebook hailing her show as inspirational.
Organizers of the Oprah live event at Credit Union Centre are anticipating a capacity crowd when they open the doors this afternoon.
They are advising people to be prepared for traffic as about 13,000 people are expected to show up to see the talk show icon.
In a release put out ahead of today's event, Centre staff are asking people to remember a few tips:
- Show up early: doors are at 4:30 p.m., with Oprah scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m.
- Follow instructions from CUC parking staff and police at the event
-Car pool if possible
Visitors to Regina can head to Mackenzie Art Gallery to see if they like their favourite musician's taste in art as much as the music.
A new exhibit called the Juno Tour of Canadian Art opened on Friday, just in advance of next week's musical celebration's kick-off. It's the first exhibit of its type in Western Canada.
The organizers of the Junos aren't concerned about the lack of a snow melt, or should a melt occur, the likely subsequent flooding problems.
"Our main host city event is certainly on the (City Square Plaza) with the Potash Corp Going to get Loud Tent," said Chairman Mike MacNaughton. "The City of Regina has done a great job of removing a lot of the snow around that area."
If it stays chilly into next week when the festivities begin, MacNaughton says they have that covered too, as the tent itself will be heated as well.
A Saskatchewan musician says he wants his 15-month-old son to grow up in a world where bullying is not tolerated.
"There's been so many tragedies, there's been so many kids taking their own lives," said soul-country artist Stephen Maguire.
He is performing along with Jay Semko, Donny Parenteau and other local favourites at the Broadway Theatre tonight to raise money for the Red Cross Imagine No Bullying Campaign.
"The Red Cross has anti-bullying programs that they run throughout the schools and it's just to keep that program running and the momentum up," said Maguire.
Saskatoon’s Visual Arts Placement jury is looking for public feedback on its community art program.
Currently the city is spending about $70,000 per year to lease several sculptures and works of art, at an average of $1,500 per year.
Allan Wallace, manager of planning and development with the City of Saskatoon, said the arts jury simply wants to gauge the public’s interest and knowledge of the program.
Saskatchewan tweeters are reflecting on the work of Roger Eberts as news of the death of the 70-year-old famed movie reviewer spreads.
Tickets for when KISS plays in Saskatchewan go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday. However, members of the KISS Army fan club got a chance to scoop up tickets a few days earlier.
John Hudson was one of them. The salesman for Rawlco Radio in Regina may wear a suit to work every day, but goes home to a basement filled with KISS merchandise and music.
The provincial government is appointing a mediator with hopes of speeding up a deal between management at Evraz Place and the union representing employees there.
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 568 issued formal strike notice on Tuesday after going without a contract for two years. Evraz Place countered this news by issuing a lock-out notice as a ‘protective measure.’