Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Location - The Assiniboia Club
The Assiniboia Club, 1925 Victoria Avenue, 1911. Founded in 1882, all North-West Territories leaders while Regina was the capital, Saskatchewan premiers and lieutenant-governors and mayors of Regina were members from then until the Club closed in 1994. The Assiniboia Club is one of the oldest men's clubs in Western Canada.
The Assiniboia was a men's club and women were strictly forbidden to be members or even enter the buildings. It is said that in those days, many a business deal was sealed with a handshake and an offering of a female companion for the evening. Many of the rooms in the Club were bedrooms, because after traveling a long distance it was more convenient for men to stay there rather than get a hotel room. The men would sneak prostitutes in through a side door so they could spend their evenings being “entertained.”
Legend goes that one of the one prostitute got a little too attached to one of the members and became a liability. So they brought someone in to murder her. She was murdered with an axe, up on the third floor of the building.
So far none of my research online or at the Public Library has come up with any information to back up this story so this is all I have for now.