THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1587 – Posted on: 28-June-2021
Phase Two of the Saskatchewan Re-Opening Roadmap Plan is now well underway! Although capacity restrictions have been lifted, tables are still required to be two meters apart. But we are now able to accommodate groups larger than six people. If you wish to bring in a larger group, please call ahead at 306-359-7276 so we can ensure we can provide the adequate space needed to keep both your group and those around you safely spread apart. We are moving in the right direction folks! Phase Three is on track to start on July 11th. Keep up the good work everyone and thanks for your support!
BREWERY “HOP”PENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our new Mexican Lime Radler and Tart Cherry & Raspberry Fruit Beer seasonal brews and even a few two litre bottles of Sarsaparilla are currently available in our offsale cooler. Our brand new Mango Radler is also on tap and in our offsale cooler. Summer Wheat will be back this July and a brand new Blood Orange Wheat Beer too! There are also many other beers available including a West Coast IPA, Irish Red Ale, Brown, Blonde, Pilsener, Vienna, Pale Ale and a Porter. Growler fills and keg fills are also available!
We will be closed on Canada Day. Be sure to have a nice supply of our new Bushwakker fruit radlers on hand for patio sipping!
In addition to taking our beer home in glass bottles and 2 litre jugs direct from our pub, you can find a varying selection of 650 ml bottles of Bushwakker beer in ALL SIX REGINA SLGA stores.
Our June PREMIUM WINE FEATURES are the FINALLY! wines from France. The red is a Shiraz and then will switch to a Cabernet Sauvignon. The white is a Sauvignon Blanc. Both are $8.50 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre.
This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature on June 25th and 26th is a THAI GREEN CURRY for $18.95. Our Saturday CLASSIC STEAK & A PINT SPECIAL will also be available. Our Monday and Wednesday WINGS & A PINT SPECIAL and Tuesday PIZZA & A PINT SPECIAL are also a great value deal.
The July 2nd edition of FIRST “FIRKIN-ESQUE” FRIDAY will see a keg of STRAWBERRY DAQUIRI LIME RADLER come on tap at 11:00 AM. Keeping things light and fruity for summer sipping there folks!
Our brand new Bushwakker Online Ordering Page is now live on our website! You can order everything from our food menu as well as our Bushwakker brews and even select the time you’d like to pick up your order. Visit https://bushwakker.com/shop-2021/ and give it a try! Of course, you can continue to place your orders by calling us at 306-359-7276. We still love to hear your friendly voices. Thanks for your support everyone!
BUSHWAKKER “NEW NORMAL” NOTES
We are now open Monday to Saturday at 11:00 AM and close at 10:00 PM. Kitchen closes at 9:00 PM. We are still closed on Sundays at this time. We are very appreciative of the considerable increase in the number of our takeout food orders. Call us at 306-359-7276 or visit our online ordering page at https://bushwakker.com/shop-2021/
We appreciate your business very much! Due to our reduced seating capacity, we ask that customers limit their dining time so as many people as possible can comfortably enjoy our Real Saskatchewan Brewpub Experience, especially if we have a line-up! Thank you for your co-operation. Because we do not have many tables to spare for customers to use while they wait for their takeout orders, we kindly ask you place your orders ahead of time by calling us at 306-359-7276 or ordering online so that we can have your order ready upon your arrival. We have added additional waiting spaces in our back common area. Just stand on a red “X” and we will bring your takeout order to you as soon as it is ready. We also can provide curbside pickup. Just let us know when you will be arriving at out back door and we’ll run it out to you.
We ask that our customers do not alter the position of our tables. We are required by the Saskatchewan Health Authority to have our tables placed two meters apart. We have measured the correct spacing so that we can maximize the numbers of tables present while complying with this health order. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Reservations are accepted and encouraged. We accept a limited number of reservations as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Saturday. Call us at 306-359-7276 to secure your table. Larger reservations must still be distanced two meters away from other tables. We are able to accommodate larger groups in a limited capacity. These health measures will continue to loosen up as the province enters into Phase Three of the 2021 Reopening Roadmap Plan on July 11th. We look forward to hearing more details from our provincial government on how restaurants will be affected.
Please continue to practice safe health and social distancing practices. Remain connected to one another and to us! In addition to this weekly newsletter, we are very active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check-in with us often as we navigate these continually evolving times together. Try to support local businesses whenever possible. Be vigilant in your resolve to protect yourselves which in turn will protect others. Please don’t let your guard DOWN so the province can continue to open back UP!
It was a real treat meeting this inspirational man and his team at Bushwakker earlier this month. At 95 years young, Mr. Frank Atchison walked the 300 kilometers from Saskatoon to Regina in an effort to raise money for children’s hospitals. And he still knows great value by enjoying our Saturday Steak & a Pint Special! For more information on Frank’s journey visit https://www.facebook.com/WheresFrank95
Colton Wiens CTV News Regina
REGINA — The City of Regina is on the hunt for a contractor to begin remedial excavation work at the railyard on Dewdney Avenue.
The city posted a request for a contractor on June 11, 2021. The work requires the disposal of soil, cleaning, backfilling, installation of a liner and the final grading of the site. It is work that must be done before the city can transform the 17.5 acres into a “unique place connecting neighbourhoods and revitalizing Regina’s City Centre.”
“The process in terms of dealing with a little bit of the environmental concern on site will be getting underway this year. As well as the north side of Dewdney Avenue in terms of the sidewalk, improving the sidewalks and lighting on the north side,” said Sandra Masters, mayor of Regina.
The city approved the Yards Neighbourhood Plan in 2020, which is meant to guide the transformation of the land and Dewdney Avenue.
The plan includes the installation of new utility infrastructure, improvements to Dewdney and the development of new public spaces. Two lanes of traffic will eventually be eliminated, and trees will be installed, lining both sides of the road.
Local businesses say the change to the area would be beneficial.
“In the summer we do see a slowdown, partially because we don’t have a patio. So if it made this area more enjoyable to walk up and down the street, especially getting some trees, and making it more of a closed off area where people can walk around and visit more of the businesses, it would be much better,” said Shayla Cake, Supervisor at Bushwakker Brewing.
Cake said over the years many businesses have left the area due in part to the way it is designed.
“Designing it in an inviting way so people would be more inclined to come here will help this area flourish, because this used to be the bar and entertainment strip, and we don’t even have such an area right now in Regina,” said Cake.
The manager of the Gym Star Pro Shop on Dewdney, Jason Anton, said fitness enthusiasts at the Brickhouse Gym would enjoy seeing something else to look at besides dirt.
“We have our upstairs facility where we have all our cardio equipment outlooking onto Dewdney. So while you’re doing some cardio equipment and you’re staring out the window, you could watch a beautiful park or maybe catch a cool game,” Anton said.
Cake said a park with a walking path would also be a great way to use the land.
The Regina Red Sox have released a concept plan for a 3,500-seat baseball stadium. The proposed location is the vacant railyards on Dewdney Avenue, just south of the Warehouse District and directly north of the downtown core. However, no groups have been chosen to use the land.
The city approved the Yards Neighbourhood Plan in 2020, which is meant to guide the transformation of the land and Dewdney Avenue. (Colton Wiens, CTV News Regina)
Lots of folks have been jumping on the Hop Circuit and exploring Regina’s six participating craft breweries! Collect your stamps to claim your free Experience Regina glass!
TIME OUT – Still More Church Humour
These sentences (BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new campaign slogan last Sunday: ‘I Upped My Pledge – Up Yours.’