Badham Boulevard Steeped in History

Saskatchewan Legislative Building

For the residents of Prairie Spruce Commons, Badham Boulevard will be their new address.  In the spirit of community and friendly neighbours, this location is so fitting for Regina’s first cohousing complex. The area was formerly used by the Qu’Appelle Anglican Diocese property for a school and nunnery.  The diocese was established in 1883 and became a strong community of parishioners who provided ministry through major trends and events such as drought, immigration and settlement, war, and the Great Depression. In 2005 20 acres of the land was sold to Fiorante Homes and Commercial Ltd who will create a high-quality residential development that will respect the former Anglican Diocese of Qu’Appelle buildings’ provincial heritage designation. In a place steeped in history, Prairie Spruce Commons will make history by building Regina’s first cohousing community.

The actual street, Badham Boulevard, is named after Mike Badham.  Mike was passionate about Regina and he was committed to making Regina a better place for everyone.  He was an educator for most of his career. Later he was a city councillor. Mike died in a tragic accident in 2006. Throughout his life he was a community volunteer who served his community with pride. In respect for all he had done for Regina, a park and this street was named in Mike’s honor. Prairie Spruce Commons is all about community – I think Mike would be very pleased that it is being built on his street.

JoAnne N.