Wascana Chimes

The Wascana Chimes were originally located in the bell tower of Holy Trinity Church in Milestone, Saskatchewan. The chimes were first dedicated on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1920 as the "War Memorial Bells" in memory of those who volunteered for service in World War I. Upon the disposition of the building, the Parish of the Good Shepherd, Avonlea-Ogema, donated the chimes and the dedication plaque to Regina's Wascana Centre Authority for installation within the southwest tower of Wascana Place. The Wascana Chimes were rededicated April 1, 1987. The pageantry included greetings from His Worship Mayor Larry Schneider and Dr. Lloyd Barber from University of Regina. Wayne Tunison, long-time member of the Regina Bell Ringers, performed the dedication concert.

Dr. Thomas Schudel, Professor of Music at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, was commissioned to compose the Wascana Chimes Dedication Piece and the Wascana Clock Chimes. The Chimes ring out every fifteen minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. with Dr. Schudel's Wascana Clock Chimes, when the Chimes are played by computer control.

The Regina Bell Ringers have scheduled concerts every year during the summer months. Each concert is two hours long featuring well-known music and music written specifically for the Wascana Chimes by the ringers.

Take a closer look at the Wascana Chimes...

View of Wascana Place towards Wascana Chimes on the south-west corner

Close-up View of Wascana Chimes on the South-west Corner of Wascana Place

Wascana Chimes Ropes inside the ringing room

View of the Legislature Building from Wascana Place

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