Thanks for supporting The 18th Annual Secret Gardens Tour!
We at New Dance Horizons are filled with gratitude for all who helped to make our eighteenth tour a success! Thanks to all of our guests for visiting the gardens, your patronage is a blessing. Thanks to the gardeners for opening their homes and hearts, your generosity sustains us. Thanks to the numerous volunteers for their time and energy, without you this tour would not have been possible.
Thanks to this year’s Secret Gardens Tour committee: Robin Poitras, Charles Eisbrenner, Andrea Kowalchuk, Fred Krammer, Petrina Christoffel, Graham Kotowich and Kelsie Dueck.
Thanks to the artists whose talent and creativity filled the tour with surprise and beauty: guest artist Carol Prieur and the dancers who participated in her Body Stories course as part of NDH’s Somatic & Creation Summer Intensive series: Yvonne Chartrand, Bill Coleman, Val Crowler, Larissa Loi, Krista Solheim, Tara Solheim, Dave Turcotte and Linda Yablonski. Thanks to Linda Yablonski and her belly dancers. Thanks to local dancers Caitlin Coflin, Laura Griffin, Michelle Korpan, Roxanne Korpan, Natasha Molnar-Fluter, and Carleigh Macdonald for their contributions.
Thanks to Trevor Herriot and Jean Freeman for their words and readings at the Musical Marsh. Thanks to Neal Adolph and the Wascana Voices for bringing music to the Musical Marsh. Thanks to all of the performers, partners and staff who created a fantastical world for the Rapunzel and the Tiny Trees interactive performance in the RPL’s sunken garden: Wendy Peart and the Dunlop Art Gallery, Ray Ambrosi, Kelsie Dueck, Graham Kotowich, Carol Prieur, Krista Solheim and Tara Solheim.
New Dance Horizons was thrilled to partner with Regina’s Wascana Centre Authority, who recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. Thanks also to Over The Hill Orchards for opening their orchard to our tour guests!
Special thanks to Rick Fraser and the DoubleTree by Hilton for going ‘out on a limb’ and hosting Birdland: an exhibition of handmade homes for birds, bees, butterflies and bats in their hotel lobby. Thanks also to all of the contributing artists including Ruth Chambers, Javier Guillen & Martha Apodaca, Julie Fisowich & Dwight Baumann (with the Saskatchewan Science Centre), Andrea Kowalchuck, Mel Malinowski, Dick Moulding, Edward Poitras, John Reichert, Leo Rogoschewsky, Orest Shasko, Erik Solheim, Alex Woitas (gifted by Ken & Izy Azzopardi), and Sylvia Ziemann.
We were honoured to exhibit Dick Moulding’s magical miniature history of Saskatchewan farming through meticulously handcrafted and full functional farm equipment and tools in The Little Big Garden Show in the New Dance Horizons studio theatre. Keep an eye out for the show when it travels to the historic Bell Barn in Indian Head!
We salute our lead sponsor, WP Garden Centres, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2016! Brought to you by WP Garden Centres, The Secret Gardens Tour was made possible by the support of the following sponsors and businesses: Bradbury Branding & Design, CAA Saskatchewan, CleanFlo, Custom Water, DoubleTree by Hilton, Explore Regina, Dutch Growers, KoKo Patisserie, La Bodega, Nature’s Best, No Worries Contracting, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Prairie Dog Magazine, SaskEnergy, Sleek Signs, Unisource, Unique Garden Centre, Wascana Flower Shoppe and Western Litho Printers Ltd.
Presented by the DoubleTree by Hilton
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WHEN – Saturday, June 13th to Sunday, July 12th 2015.
WHERE – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Regina (1975 Broad St., corner of Victoria Avenue)
Visit the lobby of the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Regina to enjoy a unique array of handmade birdhouses and homes for bats, bees and butterflies. Birdland features the work of artists and makers from Saskatchewan and beyond!
Each of these little homes for winged creatures is available to purchase through New Dance Horizons’ on-line silent auction. Proceeds support the creation and presentation of innovative contemporary dance! For details call New Dance Horizons at 306.525.5393
WHEN – June 13th to Sunday, July 12th 2015.
GRAND OPENING – Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 2:30pm
WHERE – New Dance Horizons (2207 Harvey Street, north of College Avenue)
An exhibition of handmade and fully functional miniature farm equipment and tools! Check out a video below.
Dick Moulding was born in Abernethy, Saskatchewan in 1939 and came from a farming family. Moulding’s experiences have involved working for the city, building roads, farming, was a commercial grain cleaner for 18 years, and worked for Federated Co-op. Moulding began building Meccano machinery in the mid 1960’s to 1070’s where he has assembled a wide variety of functional miniature machines. Moulding currently lives happily in Regina with his wife Dianne has two sons and five grandchildren.
Launch of the 18th annual Secret Gardens Tour!
In Partnership with the Dunlop Art Gallery
WHEN – Wednesday July 8th 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE – Central Library at the Sunken Garden
Join us in RPL’s sunken garden for the launching of New Dance Horizon’s 18th annual Secret Gardens tour for an interactive family event. This year, the story of Rapunzel comes to life and features a little known edible plant called ‘rapini’. Come for play, dance, music, tea and family friendly art activities.