By Scotwood72 - Walking in Wascana, CC BY-SA 4.0,
Wascana Place, Regina, Saskatchewan
Walter Scott Memorial
A point of interest on the Wascana Lake Audio Walking Tour, available on the Tripvia Tours App for Android & iPhone.
Listen to the tour audio!
Welcome to the Michael Scott memorial... wait, that can't be right... I must have my favorite show the office in mind... no no this is the Walter Scott memorial, not Michael Scott. Walter Scott was the first premier of Saskatchewan, and was also the one who chose Regina to service the province's capital.
Scott was born in 1867 in Ontario. After a brief stop in portage la prairie Manitoba, in 1886 he moved here to Regina at the age of 19, which was then the capital of the northwest territories. Scott was involved in a number of local newspapers between 1893 and 1900, including the Regina standard, moose jaw times and the Regina leader.
Scott was also quite the athlete, as he gained a measure of fame being a star pitcher for a local baseball team. Eventually he took to politics and was the liberal leader when Saskatchewan became a province in 1905. Saskatchewan's first election as a new province was held on December 12th, 1905, Scott had originally arrived here on the same date in 1886, so the day held sentimental value for him.
Scott's liberals, who were already in power, ran under the slogan 'peace progress and prosperity'. Scott easily retained the premiership and immediately started drafting plans for the statue. Okay that sounds more like something Michael Scott would do.
Wascana Lake Tour
This POI is featured on the Wascana Lake Walking Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.
All audio walking tours are self-guided and include fully narrated commentary.
Tours can be downloaded on WIFI and don't use any mobile date during tour.
Each POI has a fun multiple choice trivia challenge you can test your skills on.
The trivia questions are separate from the commentary and completely optional.
The app keeps score for you so you can challenge your friends and family.