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Tornado Legacy for Regina - Call for Submissions

Tornado Legacy for Regina - Call for Submissions

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The Regina Tornado Legacy Group has announced a call for artist submissions to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1912 Regina tornado.

"We hope to see submissions that commemorate the community spirit and the resiliency of the people of Regina," Executive Director Audrey Price said.

The group has identified several locations suitable for permanent site-specific sculptural or mural installations in Regina's Downtown and Warehouse districts.

The deadline for artist submissions is March 9th.

The 1912 Regina Tornado struck late in the afternoon of June 30th, and traveled through Wascana Lake, into the Downtown core, the Warehouse District and north eight miles into the open prairie, leaving a trail of death and destriction. The tornado, which lasted for only an estimated three to eight minutes, killed 28 people, injured more than 200, and left 2,500 people homeless. It is still recognized at the deadliest tornado in Canadian history.

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