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Our Mission

REAL is a non-profit organization established to enhance the social and economic success of Regina and surrounding area. We facilitate experiences through interconnected venues, event services, and program development.

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Our Vision

Regina is a vibrant community with exceptional experiences that foster social connections, economic success, and community pride.

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Our Values


We think outside the box, constantly challenge the status quo and welcome ideas for improvement.


We treat everyone as if they were a guest invited into our home and we do so with the highest level of hospitality.


We welcome everyone and treat all others how we would like to be treated.


We showcase how honoured we are to represent our history, our organization and to be a valued member of the REAL family.


We willingly adapt to change and never give up.


We strategically and thoughtfully manage our business and plan for the future.


We hold ourselves and others accountable for delivering on promises.

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Our History

Bringing community together since 1884.

Regina Exhibition Association Ltd (REAL) has been bringing communities together since 1884 – before Saskatchewan became a province. In 1907, the newly created Province of Saskatchewan enacted legislation incorporating the Regina Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition Association Limited. This non-profit volunteer-based organization is the forefather of the modern Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL).

Black and white photo of Evraz Place, the original exhibition structure in Regina, SK

A Brief Timeline

  • 1884

    The organization was established as the Assiniboia Agricultural Association.

  • 1899

    The second fair was presented by the new Regina Agricultural Association, and it became an annual event.

  • 1905

    In 1905, the fair was the centre of attention for the entire nation during celebrations surrounding the inauguration of the Province of Saskatchewan into Confederation.

  • 1907

    In 1907, the Saskatchewan Legislature formally passed the Associations Act of Incorporation, which meant the event could be expanded to exhibitors of various products and animals, and to provide entertainment and amusement.

  • 1908 – 1920s

    The next couple of decades saw construction of permanent facilities and ever-expanding volunteer participation.

  • 1920s

    Midway rides, sideshows, automobile racing, professional baseball and giant horse-pulling competitions were added.

  • 1933

    Opened the World’s Grain Exhibition and Conference, which showcased exhibits from more than 40 countries. The Grain Show Building also opened that year as the centrepiece.

  • 1950s

    This decade of development saw the construction of the Exhibition Auditorium, Jubilee Building and paving of the midway were completed.That same year, two-thirds of the Grain Show Building burned to the ground in a raging fire, leaving only the east wing standing.

  • 1955

    The exhibition followed a theme In celebration of the province's Golden Jubilee. Fair attendance exceeded 200,000 for the first time.

  • 1960s

    The Buffalo Days theme was adopted.

  • 1971

    Falling in line with the new Buffalo Days Theme, the first annual Canadian Western Agribition was held

  • 1973

    The Silver Broom took place.

  • 1977

    The Agridome opened

  • 1978

    The Western Canada Farm Progress Show first launched (now Canada's Farm Show Regina, SK).

  • 1982

    The Buffalo Days Exhibition was named "Major Fair of the Year" by the Canadian Association of Exhibitions.

  • 2010s and beyond

    Today the story continues. With exciting new facilities and plans for future growth for generations to come. A place to see legends and become future legends.

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