History[ edit ] InGustave Brachhausen, the foreman of the Symphonion music box company based in Leipzigcreated the polyphon Musikwerke in partnership with a Symphonion engineer Paul Riessner. Three years later, at the age of 35, Brachhausen expanded his enterprise to America by establishing the Regina Music Box Company. Initially, Regina imported their boxes from Polyphon, selling 11 and Gradually, the movements were imported and assembled into American-made boxes.
Formerly the reception zone for freight, the Warehouse District is a neighbourhood that has since been the subject of redevelopment. Street-scape of a typical residential neighbourhood in Regina. Some neighbourhoods of note include: Culture in Regina Regina has a substantial cultural life in music, theatre and dance, supported by the fine arts constituency at the University of Regina, which has faculties of music, theatre and arts.
At various times this has attracted notable artistic talent: The long-established MacKenzie Art Gallery once occupied cramped quarters adjacent to Darke Hall on the University of Regina College Avenue Campus; since relocated to a large building at the southwest corner of the provincial government site, at Albert Street near 23rd Avenue.
KendrickBob Boyer and Joe Fafardnow with significant international reputations, have been other artists from or once in Regina.
Concerts and recitals are performed both by local and visiting musicians Regina company the Centre of the Arts and assorted other auditoriums including the University of Regina. The Regina Little Theatre began inand performed in Regina College before building its own theatre in But until the demolition of downtown cinemas which doubled as live theatres the lack was not urgent, and Darke Hall on the Regina College campus of the university provided a small concert and stage venue.
The Regina Public Library is a citywide library system with nine branches. Its facilities include the RPL Film theatre which plays non-mainstream cinema, the Dunlop Art Gallery, special literacy services and a prairie history collection. Parks and attractions[ edit ] Regina has a substantial proportion of its overall area dedicated as parks and greenspaces, with biking paths, cross-country ski-ing venues and other recreational facilities throughout the city; Wascana Lake, the venue for summer boating activities, is regularly cleared of snow in winter for skating and there are toboggan runs both in Wascana Centre and downstream on the banks of Wascana Creek.
Victoria Park is in the central business district and numerous greenspaces throughout the residential subdivisions and newer subdivisions in the north and west of the city contain large ornamental ponds to add interest to residential precincts such as Rochdale, Lakewood, Lakeridge, Spruce Meadows and Windsor Park; older school playing fields throughout the city have also been converted into landscaped parks.
Kings Park Recreation facility is also home to ball diamonds, picnic grounds, and stock car racing.
Wascana Centre is a 9. By the s, with Boggy Creek as a source of domestic water and wells into the aquifer under Regina. Wascana Lake had ceased to have a utilitarian purpose and had become primarily a recreational facility, with bathing and boating its principal uses.
It was drained in the s as part of a government relief project; 2, men widened and dredged the lake bed and created two islands using only hand tools and horse-drawn wagons. Visitor attractions in Regina Regina is a travel destination for residents of southeastern Saskatchewan and the immediately adjacent regions of the neighbouring US States of North Dakota and Montana, and an intermediate stopping point for travellers on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Attractions for visitors in Regina include:The "Wurlitzer" of the music box market was the Regina Company. In the early 's, its name, like Wurlitzer later on, was synonymous with music boxes.
Also, like the Wurlitzer , Regina utilized widespread national advertising to promote its products. Crown Life, a significant Canadian and international insurance company, transferred its national head office from Toronto to Regina in but was acquired by Canada Life in and the corporate head office returned to Toronto, though with assurances that the company would retain a Indigenous territories: Treaty 4 Territories.
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