THE WAKKER WEEKLY - Issue #1320 - Posted on: 16-May-2016
BUSHWAKKER NEWSOur May premium wine features are both VQA wines from British Columbia. The red is Conviction Dreamers & Schemers (Merlot/Cabernet Franc) and the white is Conviction Movers & Shakers (Gewurztraminer/Sovereign Opal.) Both are $7.95 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre. Our guest tap is currently pouring a brand new seasonal offering from Nokomis Craft Ales, a Smoked Amber Ale. Following that we have the new Folklore Imperial Stout from Black Bridge Brewery in Swift Current. The Bushwakker is now OPEN ON SUNDAYS from Noon to Nine. Enjoy our Sunday Steak & a Pint feature. Lots of folks coming in for growler fills with smiles on their faces! The Bushwakker was recently recognized in The Parks Canada CEO Awards of Excellence. We have been nominated in the Facilitating Memorable Visitor Experiences category for our involvement with the Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Under The Sky and Grand Threshing Dayevent at the Motherwell Homestead. Only 40 organizations from across the country receive this nomination each year. We were asked by Parks Canada to brew a commemorative beer incorporating the historic Red Fife Wheat. The Bushwakker Motherwell Red Fife Witbier was unveiled last August at The Motherwell Homestead complete with a firkin tapping by a direct descendent of William Motherwell. Thousands of people were in attendence and the beer sold out in just a few hours. Plans are already underway to brew another commemorative batch which will be unveiled at the Motherwell Homestead location on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
Bushwakker Local Artist Wall May Artist - Cristian BarrenoCristian is an Indigenous Mayan from Guatemala who moved to Regina in the summer of 2002. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Regina. He paints part time and works full time as a Community Consultant at Art and Cultural Heritage for the City of Regina. From the time he was a student and now as a professional, Cristian has always followed his passion for the visual arts. The acrylic and oil paintings he creates are mostly inspired by the multicultural environment he has been exposed to most his life. He has exhibited his paintings in various parts of Regina, and some of his work is now part of the art collection of the First Nations University of Canada. He married Adriana from Veracruz, Mexico. Adriana is also a visual artist and her cultural heritage has inspired some of Cristian's latest works. Throughout the years, Cristian has collaborated with other artists and organizations in the city to promote creativity and celebrate art in the Queen City.
BUSHWAKKER EVENTSMay 16: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. WHITEBOY SLIM. Veteran blues musician combines traditional and current sounds to create genuinely modern music. 8:00 PM. May 18: Wednesday Night Folk Night – Special Edition. KATIE MILLER. Saskatchewan singer songwriter Katie Miller will be throwing a CD Release Party at tonight’s show for her newly released contemporary folk-rock album, “A New Day.” 9:00 PM. May 19: HEALTH SCIENCES PUB: GOOD FOR WHAT “ALES” YOU! The second presentation from a group of health science researchers at the University of Regina. Join us in the Bushwakker Arizona Room at 7:00 PM. Only 50 seats will be made available. No cover charge. The room opens at 5:00 PM so come down early in order to get a good seat and perhaps a meal before the presentation. This month's lecture is entitled, Your Aging Brain: Why We Forget What We Are Talking About. Ever wonder why we tend to forget as get older? We often brush it off, not realizing the implications this can have on our daily health and everyday lives. In this talk Dr. Buttigieg and Dr. Novik discuss their research on the aging brain and implications from both the basic biomedical perspective and the social health perspective. Dr. Buttigieg is a neurophysiologist at the U of R. As a researcher, he is interested in what happens when the brain is damaged (eg. stroke and traumatic brain injury) and how we can use stem cells to repair the damage. Various diseases such as stroke initiate a series of events that eventually lead to cognitive impairment. What's even more scary is that most people don't realize they even had a stroke. Dr. Novik is with the Faculty of Social Work at the U of R, and is a member of Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU). This large SPHERU research team includes researchers from both U of R and U of S. Dr. Novik will discuss findings from an extensive team research program focusing upon rural healthy aging in place. In addition, she will discuss the results of her own research with older adults which specifically examines the impacts of social isolation on both the cognitive health and mental health of seniors. May 20: ANNUAL SCREAMIN’ MOSQUITO CHILI BEER RELEASE. Our hot pepper-infused blond ale also makes its annual return this weekend. We have partnered with local businessman, Tony Matharu at the India Food Centre in Regina to provide a selection of fresh spicy peppers that will showcase their unique flavours in addition to varying degrees of heat. The first pepper offering will be the hottest of the season and was last year’s most popular offering – the Scotch Bonnet! Hurts so good! Tony Matharu of the India Food Centre selected the Scotch Bonnet peppers used in the inaugural 2016 Bushwakker Screamin' Mosquito Chili Beer May 20, 21 & 22: MAY LONG WEEKEND KEG EVENT. What better way to celebrate the year’s first warm long weekend than with a Bushwakker keg? Receive free ice, cups, coasters and the use of a keg chiller tub with any May long weekend keg order. Four sizes of kegs are available for any gathering big or small. May 21: THE POET LAUREATE’S POETRY & A PINT PRESENTATION. The Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Program was the first provincial program of its kind in Canada. The Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild are partners in the program, which is under the patronage of the Lieutenant Governor, Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield. Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of poetry readings from some of Regina and area’s established and up-and-coming writers including: Eric Greenway, Shelley Banks, Courtney Bates-Hardy, Brenda. Niskala and Coby Stephenson. Hosted by Gerald Hill, Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan. 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. May 23: CLOSED ON VICTORIA DAY. Enjoy your Victoria Day with family and friends and take advantage of our May Long Weekend Keg promotion. May 25: Wednesday Night Folk – Special Edition. REGINA WOMEN IN SONG. This popular music event returns showcasing some of Regina’s up-and-coming female artists. This year’s line-up includes; Holly Noir, Eden the Cat and Bushwakker bartender/server, Lexy Desjarlais. 9:00 PM. May 26: THE 14th ANNUAL SOUL SISTERS BENEFIT DINNER & CONCERT. Presented by The Room Hair Design. Don’t miss this very popular annual fundraiser event. Your ticket gets you a famous Bushwakker Burger, hand cut fries, Caesar salad and a half pint of Bushwakker beer. You can also take in the massive silent auction, raffles and 50/50 draws. Enjoy live music performances from Saskatchewan artists, Poor Nameless Boy and Zero Fox. There will also be entertainment provided by local comedians. Proceeds go towards YWCA programs for women and children. Tickets available at the YWCA & The Room. May 30: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE MINISTRY OF GROOVE. Popular act plays 1970’s jazz funk and more. Love that horn section! 8:00 PM. May 30: New Bushwakker Full Menu Release
TIME OUTMacGregor took two stuffed dogs to the Antiques Roadshow. "Ooh" said the presenter. "This is a very rare set produced by the celebrated Johns Brothers, taxidermists, who operated in London at the turn of the last century. Do you have any idea what they would fetch if they were in really good condition?" "Sticks" said MacGregor.
Our New Fresh Pasta Weekend Feature is Mexican Beef Lasagna. $16.95 (Beer Pairing: Last Mountain Lager).
Soup & Sandwich Special is $11.95. All hot specials are $15.95, except where noted, and include a serving of soup du jour, chopped, or Caesar salad.
Fri., May 13
Mediterranean Seafood Chowder
Heirloom Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella Bruschetta. $13.95
Carpetbagger w/ Horseradish Mashed & Grilled Chef’s Veg. $16.95
Sat. May 14 & Sun. May 15
Steak & a Pint. $17.95
Mon., May 16
Asian Beef & Black Bean
Pork, Brie & Apple Quesadilla
Hawaiian Chicken Burger
Tues., May 17
Cream of Chicken & Sweet Corn
Spicy Beef & Broccoli Pizza. $13.95
Bratwurst & Spaetzle Sauté
Northern Lights Lager
Wed., May 18
Sausage & Leek Broth
Southwestern Chicken Wrap
Ham & Mushroom Pasta Bake
Sodbuster Brown Ale
Thur., May 19
Teriyaki Steak & Noodles. $16.95
Fri., May 20
Potato, Bacon & Cheddar
Honey & Herb Roast Chicken. $16.95
Regina Pale Ale
Sat. May 21 & Sun. May 22
Steak & a Pint. $17.95