Archives for: April 2011
New Folklore Issue
Folklore, Spring 2011, Vol. 32, No. 2
* "Life in the Redberry Lake Bio-Reserve" by Lee Everts, pgs. 6-8.
* "Rural School Airmail" by Joey Kiss, pgs. 24-25.
* "Saskatchewan Ferries" by Robert Gordon, pgs. 26-30.
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Categories: Genealogy/Historical Society News
April 2011 Meeting of Regina Branch of SGS
Don't forget to attend the monthly meeting of the Regina branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) will be held on TUESDAY, April 26, 2011 at the SGS Library located 110-1514 11th Avenue.
Doors open at 6:00 for members to use the SGS library materials. At 7:00 pm, they will have an informal member sharing discussion followed by their program. This month's program includes a discussion on forming special interest groups and exploring how the Regina branch can identify other members who share similar interests.
For more information and a list of upcoming branch meetings, please check out their website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canrbsgs/.
For more information about the meeting, please contact the Regina branch at email@example.com.
Categories: In the News
Former Premier Allan Blakeney Dies
Former Saskatchewan premier, Allan Blakeney, passed away today at the age of 85.
Born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Blakeney was educated at both Dalhousie University and Oxford University of Oxford. In 1960, he entered politics and served as a cabinet minister in Tommy Douglas' government by helping to introduce medicare. From 1971 to 1982, Blakeney served as premier of Saskatchewan. After his defeat in 1982 to Grant Devine, Blakeney remained as the leader of the New Democratic Party and officially retired from politics in 1988. In 1990, he served as a law professor at the University of Saskatchewan.
In 2008, he published his memoirs An Honourable Calling: Political Memoirs offering autobiographical information as well as personal insight into the issues that he encountered during his 38 years in government.
For a brief overview of his contributions to both provincial and national politics, click on this link to take you to the Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. For additional information about Blakeney, click on this link to the library's holdings.
Categories: Events Around Regina
3rd Annual Jane's Walk in Regina
On May 7 and 8, 2011, Regina residents will once take to the streets for the 3rd annual Jane’s Walk, a series of walking tours that explore Regina's rich history, architecture, natural features and intriguing personalities. The walk celebrates the legacy of Jane Jacobs, an urban thinker, by inspiring citizens to get to know their city and each other by walking.
This year's tour once again promises an exciting line-up, featuring:
• James Hoffman's always popular "Germantown Revisited", which rediscovers some of Regina's hidden gems in the Heritage neighbourhood - Saturday, May 7 starting at 11 am.
• Conservation architect, Bernard Flaman, discussing 20th century architecture around Victoria Park, the province's only municipal heritage district - Saturday, May 7 starting at 1:30 pm;
• Selene Deschenes providing a walking discussion about the history of theatre in downtown Regina with “Flickers, Talkies, and Black Tents” - Saturday, May 7 starting at 4:00 pm;
• Amy Lorencz and Martin Gourlie offering a walking tour of Regina cemetery, exploring the creation of Regina as a city, the struggles of our minority communities, and the universal importance of life after death - Saturday, May 7 starting at 6:00 pm;
• And finally, Jim Elliott exploring and discussing a condensed history of the natural and built environment around Wascana Lake - Sunday, May 8 starting at 10:00 am
For more information about Jane's Walk, click on the link to Regina's Jane's Walk web page.
Categories: PHR News
2011 Easter Holiday Hours for PHR
The Prairie History Room's operating hours for the upcoming Easter weekend are:
Thursday, April 21: 9:30 am to 9:00 pm
We will be resuming our normal operating hours (9:30 am to 9:00 pm) on Tuesday, April 26.
New Issue of NGS Magazine
NGS Magazine, January-March 2011, Vol. 37, No. 1
* "Cemetery Research in Italy" by June C. DeLalio, pgs. 11-14.
* "Researching Volunteer Soldiers of the War of 1812" by Claire Prechtel-Kluskens, pgs. 36-41.
* "Major Types of Collections and Their Access" by Kim V. Garvey, pgs. 43-46. Note: a terrific overview of the various types collections (e.g. what is the difference between archival vs. special collections) and some of the basic terminology that libraries uses (e.g. closed vs open stacks).
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Categories: New Books
New PHR Book
Bauslaugh, Gary. Robert Latimer: A Story of Justice and Mercy. Toronto, ON: James Lorimer & Co., c2010.
Summary: In October 1993, Robert Latimer, a Saskatchewan farmer, decided to end the life of his chronically ill daughter rather than subjecting her to a painful surgery. Author Gary Bauslaugh takes us back to the beginning of this case, describes its explosion on the national scene during two highly publicized trials, and discusses later conflicts surrounding Latimer's parole hearing. In clear, insightful prose, Bauslaugh sets out the conflicting views of Latimer's sympathizers and detractors in chapters that explore the ethical dilemmas as well as the legal issues this case has raised.
Categories: Online Workshops
Free Online Preservation Courses
Help! The snow is melting faster than expected and my basement is in danger of being flooded. Unfortunately, all of my family treasures are kept in the basement. What do I do?
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) are offering 2 free webinars this month on how to preserve your personal digital memories and protecting and saving family treasures. To learn more about these sessions and to register, follow these links:
New Magazine Issues for April
Internet Genealogy, April/May 2011, Vol. 6, No. 1
* "Jewish Transmigration to a Promised Land" by Melody Amsel, pgs. 20-23.
* "Scandinavian Roots and FamilySearch" by Margaret H. Strand, pgs. 33-36.
* "Vital Records at Your Fingertips!" by Donna Murray, pgs. 40-41.
* "Using Upper Canada Land Petitions for Research" by Guylaine Petrin, pgs. 42-44.
Manitoba History, Winter 2011, No. 65
* "'Something Dead Under the House': Management Conflict in the Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1930s"
* "Welcoming Immigrants at the Gateway to Canada’s West: Immigration Halls in Winnipeg, 1872-1975"
Note: Issue also contains the March/April 2011 insert of "Timelines", the newsletter for the Manitoba Historical Society.
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Categories: Events Around Regina
Vimy Day - April 9, 2011
The Army Cadet League of Canada (Saskatchewan) in partnership with the Regina Public Library Film Theatre proudly present the documentary, Vimy Ridge: Heaven to Hell to learn what was lost and what was won in our nation's most important battle and best kept secret.
Join us April 9th at the RPL Film Theatre. Exhibit opens at 12 pm with movie starts at 3:30 pm. Entrance is free but seating is limited.
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