Most of us take for granted the basic necessities provided to us in our place of employment: a fair wage, personal safety. These were just a few of the things the “On To Ottawa Trekkers” were demanding the federal government provide them in their work environments back in 1935. The group of nearly 2,000 trekkers were stopped in Regina on their way to Ottawa. A Dominion Day public meeting in the Market Square is where the riot broke out.
July 1st, 2010 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Regina Riot. There will be a Walking Tour held 11:00 am-12 noon starting at the Police Station, 1717 Osler Street, down 11th Avenue to Scarth Street.