One of the great things about living in Regina is that it's become a place for young entrepreneurs to thrive. This past year, people have stepped outside of their comfort zones to start doing more of what they love and in doing so have brought the community together in ways that we haven't seen before.
There's a lot of you doing great things out there and it hasn't gone unnoticed. I'm excited for what's to come for the future of YQR and you should be too. If we constantly work towards supporting each other's passions then this city will become a lot cooler than it already is.
Here's a roundup of this year's millennials who have made a difference, influenced others, and fostered change within the Regina community.
Justin Reves: The Social Media Guru
Justin Reves is best described as the ultimate "I Love Regina" guy. His personal vlogs took the city by storm this year by offering a fresh and positive perspective to life in Regina. Although he has recently announced the end of his vlog journey, he's already making waves with his new Facebook live show and I'm sure he has plenty of creative tricks up his sleeve for 2017.
Jim Demeray: The Conversation Starter
As the founder of Regina's mental health initiative, Understand Us, Jim has sparked a movement to start a conversation that matters. Understand Us is a platform for individuals to share their stories and experiences with mental health in a positive and supportive environment.
Marvin Chan: The Music Maven
Marvin Chan has spent countless hours putting Regina's alternative music scene in the spotlight. As the creator of Trifecta Music Festival, Marvin and his crew of fellow artists have created an event that showcases the diversity of talent making major waves in Regina's music scene and beyond. Stay tuned for the Trifecta Concert Series 2017 edition.
Sherona & Aaron Sinclair: The Film Buffs
Sherona and Aaron Sinclair are the power duo behind their two film companies, Two Hearts Media and Crushed Rockets. This past year, Sherona and Aaron released their latest short film, The Night Runner, that premiered at multiple film festivals including Soho International in New York. In 2017, they will be showcasing Saskatchewan and First Nation filmmakers with the launch of Queen City Shorts.
Mackenzie Bulych: The Collaborator
As a well-known local artist, Mackenzie Bulych knows a thing or two about the creative scene and she's been working hard to get everyone involved within it. As the creator of Second Hand Social, a vintage and art pop up shop, Mackenzie is creating a space for creatives to come together and showcase their work. Mackenzie is also part of the team behind YQR's Pop Shop and Open Expo, the latest independent art market.
Tara Osipoff: The PR Powerhouse
Tara Osipoff is the woman behind Regina's up and coming marketing agency, Ayden Creative. Not only is Ayden Creative bringing a fresh perspective to the local business scene, their creative team is a powerhouse of smart and talented women. It's the ultimate #girlboss club.
Linden Wilcock & Kyle Gibson: The Ultimate Spin Squad
What do you get when two rad dudes come together with a spin bike, a contagious spirit, and a vision for community impact? Wheelhouse Cycle Club. Linden Wilcock & Kyle Gibson have been pedaling their way to victory every since Wheelhouse opened its doors and they aren't slowing down anytime soon. It has become YQR's go-to destination for sweating your butt off, feeling good about it, and making the best of friends in the process.
Mariana Brito: The Foodie
Chef Mariana Brito is changing the game when it comes to eating locally. Mariana has recreated the farm to table experience in a unique way with The Backyard Project, a pop-up restaurant that hosts Saskatchewan-grown dinner parties in a not so typical restaurant setting. You're gonna want to add this to your "Things To Do In Summer 2017" list.