Couple named Regina Citizen of the Year
This year, CTV is recognizing not one, but two individuals for their generosity and sense of community.
The recipients of the 2011 CTV Regina Citizen of the Year are Rory and Lorie Allen.
Rory was born in Saskatoon and lived in several rural communities before settling in Regina. Lorie was born and raised in the Queen City.
Musical theatre brought the two together during a community performance of "The Pirates of Penzance." Their love of music was a key ingredient in the raising of their four children.
Rory and Lorie also use their love of music to give back to the City of Regina. Many residents have seen Rory performing his tribute to Elvis or Lorie singing back-up.
Though they make a living from musical performances, the couple supports many local causes through benefit concerts, including the You've got a Friend Telethon in support of the Regina Humane Society and the Regina Foodbank.
They are also well known and appreciated at Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region Palliative Care Services, where they perform for patients and their families.