Category: Events Around Saskatchewan
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:
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!
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
When: July 24, 2010
Time: 1 pm
Where: Round Barn - One mile north of Indian Head on Highway #56
Connie Billett at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://www.bellbarn.ca/index.php
Public Archaeology at Farwell's Trading Post:
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.
For further information contact:
Sign up for one of the four day sessions in August (Aug. 8-11, 13-16, or 18-21). Space is limited.
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.
From more information or contest details call (306) 868-4474 or visit www.claybankbrick.ca
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 http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/infoCntr/cdm-mc/index-eng.cfm?action=doc&DocIDCd=CR092892.
3rd Annual Heritage Week Public Lecture
The Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport are inviting the public to attend the 3rd Annual Heritage Week Public Lecture titled I Do: How to Marry Heritage and Development So It Doesn’t End in Divorce on Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:15pm at the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon. Neil Richardson, president, director and founder of Heritage Property Corporation, will illustrate the challenges and rewards of redeveloping heritage properties.
For more information, go to www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/PublicLecture2010.
The inaugural Heritage Sask Forum 2010 will be held on February 19-20 at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon. Arthur Black, former host of CBC’s Basic Black, will be giving a keynote and will bring his wry wit and ironic sense of humour to Saskatchewan. His Honour Dr. Gordon L. Barnhart, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, and Honorary Patron of Heritage Sask, will bring greetings at the Opening Ceremonies on Friday evening.
For registration information on the 2010 Forum, go to http://www.heritagesask.ca/about/forum_agm or contact the Heritage Sask Office in Regina at (306) 780-9191.
Celebrate with the Saskatchewan's Archives and Archivists at the 5th Annual ARCHIVES WEEK!!!
To honour our province's rich and vibrant documentary heritage and the tremendous work that has gone into ensuring its ongoing preservation, and to promote the continuing importance of archives in our communities, the Saskatchewan Council of Archives and Archivists (SCAA) has once again declared a province-wide Archives Week for February 1-7, 2010.
While events are scheduled throughout the province, here are the ones pertaining to Regina:
Tuesday, February 2, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM.
Learn more about how the Archives' collections and services support the teaching, research and administrative functions of the University community. Join a behind-the-scenes tour of the Archives' storage facility which houses over 2.5 kilometers of records. See oURspace, the University's online institutional repository, in action. Enjoy displays of items from the Archives' holdings, including a special feature on the collections of the Regina Five. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join guest commentators for an evening of short films from archives in Saskatchewan. See ground-breaking research from the 1930s, witness archival documents coming to life in A Curious Friendship, A Chaplain’s War & a film about the politically charged 1936 Olympics. Cap off the evening by being swept up in A Prairie Romance.
Thursday, February 4, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Discover Saskatchewan's past - both playful & profound - with appearances by Mary Balogh, Gail Bowen, Roger Currie, J.C. Garden, Rod McDonald, Jill Morgan & Scott Schultz. Reception to follow.
Did we mention the best part? FREE ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS!!!
For more information about Archives Week or the SCAA, check out their website.
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