I don’t have information on all the victims, but one death that has been confirmed is that of Michele Sereda who for nearly 30 years was a powerhouse theatre performer and presenter in Regina with her company Curtain Razors.
Michele was travelling with Lacy Morin-Desjarlais, who also died in the accident. I don’t know the nature of their trip, but I know that Michele often participated in workshops and residencies throughout the province where she’d work with artists of different ages and backgrounds on various performing arts projects.
Speaking about Michele specifically, I had several opportunities to interview her over the years (above is a photo Steve took of a 2004 Prairie Dog cover story I interviewed her for) and her passion and enthusiasm for the arts and the joy she found in collaborating with others was truly remarkable.
So yeah, it’s a huge loss for Regina. And condolences also to those who knew Lacy Morin-Desjarlais who was also active in the arts in Saskatchewan and taught powwow dancing.