Indigenous Village gets official name and logo at this year’s QCX

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Indigenous Village gets official name and logo at this year’s QCX

QCX fair runs Aug. 3 to 7. Here’s a few of the highlights. Fairgoers enjoy the rides at the Queen City Ex in this file photo from Aug. 25, 2021. Photo by BRANDON HARDER /Regina Leader-Post The Queen City Exhibition opens Wednesday in Regina, returning with long-standing favourites and some new additions. Advertisement 2 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. In an effort to ensure Indigenous programming is included in all REAL District events, MOSTOS: Indigenous Village will debut at this year’s Queen City Exhibition. The logo for MOSTOS was derived from an original art piece created by Indigenous artist Brandy Jones. The name and design were created with guidance from elder in residence Betty McKenna, according to a news release. Mostos is Cree for bison. Programming for the village was designed by Saskatchewan’s world champion hoop dancer Terrance Littletent and will feature educational teachings and daily performances from noon to 8 p.m. daily in Banner Hall. The fair runs daily to Sunday, Aug. 7, with gates open from noon to 11 p.m. daily. Here are a few more highlights: Advanced tickets are available to purchase by visiting www.queencityex.com or any local Sherwood Co-op. Prices increase on Aug. 3 at midnight. On Wednesday, with advance purchase, gate admission is $5 but the deal is not available at the gate. Worried about finding parking? With a valid QCX ticket, fairgoers can ride Regina transit for free every day of the fair, thanks to SGI and the City of Regina. For anyone heading to the Aug. 3 soccer friendly match between the Sunderland AFC U23s and Toronto FC II at Mosaic Stadium, admission to the exhibition on Wednesday is included in the ticket price. Tickets are available  at www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11005CB4AB82574D. A complimentary QCX gate admission is included in select 24 packs of Original 16 Pale Ale, given REAL District’s partnership with Great Western Brewing. The Original 16 Stage, located in Confederation Park, will feature several concerts, starting at 8:30 p.m. daily:Streetheart and the Headpins on Aug. 3; Jason Derulo with special guest Tesher on Aug. 4;  Tim Hicks with special guest Kendra Kay on Aug. 5; Tenille Arts and Tebey on Aug. 6; and the Regina Symphony Orchestra and fireworks on Aug. 7. The midway will feature more than 50 rides. New food items include unicorn rainbow glazed donut stick, spicy fried dill pickle chips, jalapeno cheesy cauliflower bites; cajun fried cheese curd poutine; maple glazed bacon Oreo donut; squid ink Korean corndog; and mac and cheese soft serve. The Extreme Zone Entertainment will feature a skateboarding show; XPogo Stunt Team; Nerveless Knocks Thrill Show; and for $15 per person, participants can try out Wobbly Waterballs, an inflatable water ball. In the Family Show Hall, check out Paw Patrol; Canine Circus; and Dale K the Hypnotist. To get in touch with your agricultural roots, stop by what’s simply dubbed The Farm, with a petting zoo, alpaca obstacle course, blow up horse racetrack, and other interactive displays. And for those looking for something more sporty, The Sports Dome will include an indoor golf simulator, indoor mini golf, Nerf Gun sessions, and paintball. Included with admission is the Pile O’Bones Rodeo, which runs Aug. 5 and 6 inside Brandt Centre starting at 6:30 p.m. Visitors can watch gamers compete in the SKL E-Sports Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament on Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the lounge at Mosaic Stadium. In support of the Regina Food Bank, QCX is hosting a celebrity mini-eating donut contest on Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in Confederation Park. The celebrity eaters will go up against the best, Joey Chestnut. Also in support of the Regina Food Bank, QCX will be selling its own Queen City Mustard during the exhibition. The 375 ml jars retail for $5 and are available at the Queen City Ex merchandise booth in the QCX Marketplace located in the hallway of the Viterra International Trade Centre (VITC). For more details on QCX, go to queencityex.com. The  calm before the storm in the parking lot of the REAL District on Friday, July 29, 2022 in Regina. Photo by TROY FLEECE /Regina Leader-Post On Friday, July 29, 2022, trucks were poised and ready for set up of Queen City Ex, which opens on Wednesday. Photo by TROY FLEECE /Regina Leader-Post The news seems to be flying at us faster all the time. From COVID-19 updates to politics and crime and everything in between, it can be hard to keep up. With that in mind, the Regina Leader-Post has created an Afternoon Headlines newsletter that can be delivered daily to your inbox to help make sure you are up to date with the most vital news of the day. 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