Today the City of Regina joins citizens across Canada in official annual Remembrance Day ceremonies. This year, the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, covered the story of a very respected and beloved citizen of Regina, Harold Hague, a decorated veteran of WW II.
Harold Hague was also instrumental in helping to build a recent addition to Regina’s downtown arts and culture scene, the Creative City Centre. The centre is located at 1843 Hamilton Street, above the former Loggies Shoes store, which Harold and his family owned and operated for many years. Harold worked with Marian Donnelly, a local arts and culture consultant and organizer, along with the local group ArtsAction Inc., enabling the vacant and derelict 2nd and 3rd floor spaces to be brought back to life as the CCC in 2011.
The Creative City Centre is now a vibrant cultural hub bringing together artists of diverse disciplines to foster collaborations, innovation and creative development. It includes studios, a performance venue, workshops, meeting spaces, and a visual arts gallery, the Hague Gallery, named after Harold Hague in honour of his lifetime contributions to the city.