August 31, 2014 8:48 pm

Labour Day Classic takes over Regina

Brittany Gent holds up her dog Rider at Kings Acres Campground on Sunday.

Taryn Snell / Global News

REGINA – The Labour Day Classic was the talk of the city on Sunday, and local businesses weren’t complaining.

“Between Friday and today, we probably see about 25 per cent more traffic than we normally would see on an average game weekend,” said Dan Riess, district manager of Jersey City.

It was also a busy weekend for Kings Acres Campground as all 100 sites were booked up. Many rented out a spot for the game, and the excitement wasn’t exclusive to humans.

“This is Rider. He got his name because we are Rider fans, and, yeah, he’s kind of our little mascot for the day,” said Brittany Gent as she held up her dog in front of her RV.

Gent, who lives in Ituna, organized the family trip.

Northgate Mall shopper Kathie Keichinger, who sported green hair today, bought some Saskatchewan Roughriders-themed attire for her granddaughter.

When asked if it was her natural hair colour, she responded with: “No, just June to November.”


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