Thanks for the response, tdogg. The park in the middle of Regina is called the Wascana Park, and that is the Legislative Building on the south side of the lake.
If you come back to Regina, how about coming by the local gay club? It's called GLCR (Gay & Lesbian Community of Regina. It's downtown on the west side of 2000-block Broad Street, which is between Victoria Avenue and 13th Avenue. It's the small place with the big rainbow sign.
The GLCR Club is has a small, intimate lounge where people sit around talking about politics, life, the universe and everything. It also has a dance floor area and in the basement is a multi-purpose room where groups hold events like drag shows.
We're always happy to welcome visitors from out of town, out of province, and out of the country. I bet some people would love to hear your stories about California.