Category: Events Around Saskatchewan


Take a Tour of Regina with a Heritage Regina Guide in August

Curious about certain events in Regina's history? Need a bit of exercise on a Sunday evening? Looking for affordable (e.g. FREE) ways to spend a couple of hours?

Then check out these free walking tours in August, courtesy of Heritage Regina:

Regina's Beginnings
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
Meet here: the McNab Historic Marker across from 90 Empress Drive

Meet guides Amanda Girardin, Hazel Whippier and Joe Jozsa at the McNab Historic Marker across from 90 Empress Drive at 6:00 p.m.
The tour will look at Regina's beginnings through a tour of the McNab neighbourhood, including stops at Luther College and Government House.

The (Almost Lost) Footpaths of College Avenue
Sunday, August 30th, 2015
6:00pm- 8:00pm
Meet here: the South East corner of Broad Street and College Avenue

Meet guide Jeanie Mah on the South East corner of Broad Street and College Avenue at 6:00 p.m. and learn about the great history of this remarkable street in our city.


Rielco Productions presents The Trial of Louis Riel 2015

Witness history come alive!

This play “The Trial of Louis Riel” by John Coulter is based on the actual transcripts of the famous trial of Louis Riel in Regina in 1885.

Performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday from July 16 to August 1st
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Museum Shop will be open along with the Mega Munchies concession and cash bar.

Ticket Price:
$20 / Adult
$15 / Senior or Student
$12 / Youth 12 and under
Venue: Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Address: 2445 Albert St, Regina
Purchase your tickets at the Museum Shop in the Museum lobby. 306-787-2815
or online at Rielco Productions


RCMP Sunset - Retreat Ceremony

This summer, don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate your history at the colourful RCMP Sunset-Retreat Ceremony at RCMP Academy, ‘Depot’ Division.
This free, bilingual Canadian Signature Experience starts on Canada Day and then every Tuesday night until August 11th.
The Sunset - Retreat Ceremony is one of the American Bus Association’s 2015 Top 100 events in North America.

Every Tuesday from July 1 to August 11, 2015
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Show starts at 6:45 p.m.

Ticket Price: Free
Venue: RCMP Heritage Centre
Address: 5907 Dewdney Ave

RCMP Website for more information


Tale of a Town Tour of Saskatchewan in 2015

Tale of a Town, is a national oral history project created and produced by FIXT POINT, a not-for-profit theatre and media company based in Toronto, Ontario. The mandate of FIXT POINT is to preserve local heritage and promote neighbourhood culture through the telling of tales across multiple platforms.

Over three years, The Tale of a Town is touring across the Canada, gathering downtown stories in small towns and big cities alike, and creating performance installations in the capital city of each province and territory. This national venture will culminate in a multi-platform celebration of the country’s main street culture, in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

Here is the group's itinerary for Saskatchewan:

2015 DateLocation
June 21La Ronge
June 23Prince Albert
June 25Saskatoon
June 29-30Moose Jaw
July 1-2Regina

So be on the look-out for The Tale of the Town's distinctive traveling recording studio and stop in to share stories about what makes this city so unique!

For more information about this project, check out the group's website.


April 6: Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Western Development Museum

For those of you are looking for things to do on the weekend, you might want to check out your nearest Western Development Museum which will be celebrating its 65th anniversary this year!

According to their latest PSA, if you are celebrating your 65th birthday in 2014, the museum will give you free admission on your birth date, as well as a birthday present from the Museum! On April 6, 2014 (the Sunday after the actual anniversary date of April 2), admission to the four WDMs will be only 65 cents. WDA has many achievements to celebrate and so much to look forward to.

Definitely worth checking them out!


Heritage Regina's Bus Tour

Looking for something to do this Saturday, September 28?

Heritage Regina is offering a bus tour of "Historic Schools of Moose Jaw Tour" for a day-long tour of 3 recently renovated historic Moose Jaw schools (Prince Arthur Elementary, King George Elementary, and Central Collegiate High).

These guided tours will enable participants to walk around the schools to learn their histories and see how the buildings were upgraded. A separate paid lunch at Hopkins Dining Room will also be available.

If you are interested, tickets are available at Groovy Mama, 3206 13 th Ave. or call Rob at 306.550.2472. The tickets are $25.00 for Adults; $15.00 for Children ages 13 & under; and Free for Infants.

The tour Bus leaves Connaught School (2124 Elphinstone St) at 9:00 am! The bus returns to Regina by 4:30pm.


Invitation to the Bell Barn Opening

Tour of the reconstructed historic BELL BARN followed by an Old Fashioned Social
When: July 24, 2010
Time: 1 pm
Where: Round Barn - One mile north of Indian Head on Highway #56

Connie Billett at
P.O. Box 1882, Indian Head, SK, S0G 2K0
Please indicate the number of people in your party

For more information about the Bell Barn, check out the Bell Barn Society website at


Public Archaeology at Farwell's Trading Post

Public Archaeology at Farwell's Trading Post:
Cypress Hills Massacre National Historic Site of Canada

Come and experience history first hand working side-by-side with Parks Canada archaeologists in rediscovering Farwell's trading post. The post was constructed in the spring of 1872 and burnt down in 1873 due to the tragic events of the Cypress Hills Massacre when a group of wolfers opened fire on a nearby Assiniboine camp. (Guy Vanderhaeghe's novel Englishman's Boy is based on these events.)

Recent discoveries at the trading post include portions of the palisade walls, a circular bastion, posts, floor boards, storage pit features and artifacts.

You will
- receive a site orientation and training
- spend four days excavating
- experience evening programming such as a tour of Fort Walsh, artifact workshop, guest speakers, viewing of the Englishman's Boy movie
- discover what life was like in the west before the arrival of the Northwest Mounted Police
- uncover Canada's history and share it with other Canadians
- camp in the Cypress Hills Dark Sky Preserve (see
- work in a beautiful setting along Battle Creek in the Cypress Hills
- receive a certificate and photograph of yourself working at the site
- contribute anecdotes and photographs to the daily journal we will be keeping for the project

For further information contact:
Saskatchewan Archaeological Society
# 1 - 1730 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
S7K 1V9
Phone: (306) 664-4124
Fax: (306) 665-1928

Sign up for one of the four day sessions in August (Aug. 8-11, 13-16, or 18-21). Space is limited.
Click here to download the official brochure and registration form for Public Archaeology at Farwell's Trading Post: Cypress Hills Massacre National Historic Site of Canada (NHSC)


Claybank Brick Plant Heritage Day

Claybank Brick Plant Heritage Day
(10 kms west of Avonlea on Highway #339)
Sunday, June 27, 2010
10:30 am - 5 pm

Walk back in time to 1912 with our narrated self-guided tour; see how bricks were made! Historic machinery will be running! There will be free hay rides, railway rides and tons of other fun-filled family-oriented activities.

As for the food, concessions stand will be serving Saskatoon pie as well as the typical grub of hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.

Entrance Fee: $8 per person or $25 per family carload (6 yrs & under free).

From more information or contest details call (306) 868-4474 or visit


Federal funding for Humboldt 125th Anniversary of Telegraph Station

The Ministry of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages recently announced funding for the Original Humboldt Committee to present activities to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the significant role played by the Original Humboldt Telegraph Station during the 1885 Northwest Resistance. Events will take place on June 18, 2010, in Humboldt and at the Original Humboldt site. Audiences will relive the stories of the Original Humboldt land and the events of 1885 through multimedia presentations, historical performances, and commemorative art.

For more information, visit

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