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Regina Saskatchewan Temple
14 November 1999
Boyd K. Packer
1 acre (0.4 hectares)
10,700 sq ft (990 m
71 ft (22 m)
Halifax Nova Scotia Temple
Billings Montana Temple
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3 August 1998
14 November 1998 by
Hugh W. Pinnock
5–6 November 1999
Roger B. Mitchell and Church A&E Services
111 Wascana Gate North
Light gray granite
Classic modern, single-spire design
2 with Movie, two-stage progressive sessions
The Coordinates: 50°25′15.53159″N 104°32′30.04799″W / 50.4209809972°N 104.5416799972°W Regina Saskatchewan Temple is the 65th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It is located in East Regina on Wascana Creek close to the University of Regina but well away from the downtown business district in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Because of issues with transportation, LDS Church
president Gordon B. Hinckley's dedication of the Halifax Nova Scotia Temple was delayed a day. Hinckley decided to go ahead with the dedication of the Halifax temple and apostle Boyd K. Packer was sent to dedicate the Regina temple. It was the first time two temples were dedicated the same day, and the first time since the dedication of the Manti Utah Temple in 1888 by Lorenzo Snow that a temple had been dedicated by a person who was not a member of the church's First Presidency.
Because of a truckers' strike, materials had not arrived until a few days before. Crews worked around the clock to finish the light grey granite facing, completing the exterior the night before the dedication. The temple was dedicated on November 14, 1999, and it has a total of 10,700 square feet (990 m
2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.
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References [ edit ]
Kruckenberg, Janet (November 20, 1999), "Regina prairie, now a place of fulfilled dreams", Church News
Kruckenberg, Janet (November 13, 1999), "Halifax, Regina prepare for dedications of two temples on two consecutive days", Church News
Lloyd, R. Scott (November 21, 1998), "Ground broken for temple on Canada's plains", Church News
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^ Several dozen temples, built from identical plans.