The Spanish Influenza was humanity’s deadliest disease. Incubated in the trenches of Europe, it would spread throughout the globe, killing young, healthy men and women. It orphaned a generation, slaughtered a population and brought society to a standstill. The virus would kill between 50 and 100 million people. Venture back to the autumn of 1918 when the Spanish Flu
arrived in Saskatchewan and experience history’s forgotten plague for yourself. Vaccination is not required.
Kenton de Jong is a local blogger and writer with a passion for history. In 2017, he spearheaded a project to recognize Regina’s 330 Spanish Influenza victims and erected a memorial at the Regina Cemetery in their honour.
John Robinson has been in the architectural design and drafting profession since obtaining his diploma in Architectural Engineering Technology in 1977. His firm, Robinson Residential Design, provides customized design and drafting services. John’s design projects have been featured on HGTV and in several local TV documentaries.
Melissa Munro studied history before obtaining a graduate degree in Library Science and Archival Studies. She currently works in the archival profession and is passionate about sharing Regina’s local history and cultural heritage.
Presented by Kenton de Jong, John Robinson and Melissa Munro.
Refreshments provided. A $10 suggested donation to Heritage Regina goes towards the promotion and preservation of heritage in your community.
See our Facebook event for details.