WHERE IS THE EVENT? The event is taking place at White Butte Recreation Trail Site. Please see map.
HOW TO GET TO WHITE BUTTE? The White Butte Trails main trailhead is about 3 kilometres straight north of Emerald Park / White City and 3 kilometres straight east of Pilot Butte. Directions:
- From north Regina: Head east on Highway 46, which is accessible from north Winnipeg, McDonald or Fleet Streets. Drive 13.1 km east of Fleet St to the Franks Lake Road, where there is a Cross-Country Skier sign. Turn right and drive south 1.6km, crossing the CPR main line tracks. The White Butte Trails trailhead is on your right, but you will see only the back of the large trail sign.
- From south Regina: Head east on #1 Highway 14.4 km from the Ring Road to the intersection of Hwy #48 on the eastern edge of White City. Cross #1, via the new overpass, to the north service road. Turn west for 600 metres, then north for 3.2 km until you see the White Butte Trails sign on your left. Watch for the Cross-Country Skier signs to direct you at each turn.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT? The event is outdoors on the hiking trails. Audience members can expect to encounter numerous artists and artistic responses as they journey the length of an approximately 5km trail. We anticipate that Trespassers Waltz will evoke the tensions of isolation and trespass which are so prevalent in Saskatchewan. This alternative approach to performance allows us to explore the land while maintaining social distance. It is a response to the present moment.
EVENT TIME: Sunday Sept 20th, at 3:00pm will be the start time of the event. Audience members will be sent out onto the trails at 3:00pm, 3:20pm, 3:40pm, and 4:00pm. They can arrive anytime between 3pm and 4pm but no later.
Please note that there are 2 points of entry into the trail system, and the groups will be sent out on separate tracks. There is no set order in which to encounter the works, each audience member will experience something different.
HOW LONG IS THE EVENT? We anticipate it will take approximately 2 hours to journey the trail with stops to encounter the work. There will be some water, tea, and a light refreshment offered at the end of your trail walk. We expect the sun to go down around 7pm that day.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING? The event is outdoors and will go ahead except in cases of extreme bad weather. Please check the forecast for White Butte on the day of the event and come prepared so that you are comfortable (wear layers of warm clothing, sturdy walking shoes, a scarf, toque and gloves may be helpful). Since our event will be ending at dusk, you may even want to bring a flashlight or headlamp. It’s also a good idea to pack yourself a water bottle or snack. Although the event is outdoors and social distancing protocols will be in effect, bring some hand sanitizer and a mask to help ensure your comfort level while engaging in this event. Masks and hand sanitizer will also be available at the trailhead.
WHAT ELSE? Our intention is to rest lightly on the land. We welcome you to bring a lawn chair and your own cup to cut down on excess waste. You should leave these in your car while you walk the trails and collect them after the journey if you wish to participate in the socially distanced gathering at the trailhead.
WASHROOMS: There is a single outhouse at White Butte Trails and we will also provide some porta potties at the trailhead for the duration of the event. We hope to provide a porta potty at the midway point of the journey as well. This is being confirmed.
DISTANCING/TRAFFIC FLOW ON THE TRAILS: This location has been chosen because of its wide hiking trails, and we are confident there is ample room for audience members to move in both directions on the trails while maintaining appropriate space. The staggered start and entrance options will also facilitate social distancing practices. The trails will not be marked or taped off for traffic flow; please be aware of your spacing with other audience members and performers, allowing 6 feet of distance as much as possible. Patiently hang back and wait if the space around a performance is already fairly full. If another group is moving more quickly, step aside and allow them to pass. Your awareness will help make this event a positive experience for everyone.
MOBILITY SUPPORT: Please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to experience the trail from a cart. We are happy to arrange this but do need some advance notice to ensure we’re ready to accommodate you.
PARKING: Parking is available at the trailhead. Please watch for parking attendants to help you find a spot. If possible, please travel with a close bubble of family or friends in a single car, to lessen the environmental impact and avoid a jammed parking lot.
TICKETS: Please note the link to eventbrite – the more the merrier! – while abiding by our Covid regulations! Tickets are FREE, but booking in advance will allow us to communicate more details about the event and to have traceable contact information, which is important for public gatherings right now. Please be sure to book ahead of time so we can be in contact with you!
FILM & VIDEO: Film crews will be on site all day Sunday, September 20th for the duration of the event. This event will be photographed and recorded. By attending the event, individuals consent to the recording of their image and use of their image in connection with recordings and photographs of the event, which may be published. All video recordings and images of the event captured by the organizers shall be the sole property of organizers and all rights of personality, publicity, privacy, or other rights of participants in recordings or photographs shall be deemed to have been waived.
KEY CONTACT INFORMATION:
Curtain Razors Associate Artists – Team Leads (email@example.com)