Category: Events Around Saskatchewan


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


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


Heritage Sask Forum 2010

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 or contact the Heritage Sask Office in Regina at (306) 780-9191.


Archives Week 2010

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:

Open House at University of Regina Archives & Special Collections

Tuesday, February 2, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM.
First Floor, Dr. John Archer Library
3737 Wascana Parkway

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.

From the Vault: Archives on the Big Screen

Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Regina Public Library Film Theatre
2311-12th Avenue, Regina

Presented in Partnership with Regina Public Library

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.

Spotlight on the Past: Celebrity Readings from Archives in Saskatchewan

Thursday, February 4, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Royal Saskatchewan Museum Theatre
2445 Albert Street (corner of Albert St. and College Ave. in Regina)

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.


Saskatoon's Exhibit on Wrestling History

For any of you in the Saskatoon area over the next few weeks, please drop by and see "Ring-a-Ding-Dong-Dandy: Glimpses of Wrestling History" in the Link Gallery, Main Library, University of Saskatchewan, opening on September 25. The exhibit is based on a proposed donation to the University Archives, co-sponsor of the event. More about the exhibit can be found at

In addition to this exhibit, there will be:

* an exhibit on U of Sk Huskie wrestling at the Physical Activity Complex
* a reception and book launch (Oct 28th) for Lessons from the Squared Circle by Vance Nevada
* a seminar by sport historian Nathan Hatton, "Thrashing Season: Roughness, Respectability and Professional Wrestling on the Canadian Prairies before 1930,"
* University drama department will be presenting "Trafford Tanzi," a play by Claire Luckham about a young woman who liberates herself by becoming a wrestler

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