Upcoming RPL Program of interest: The Memory Project Presents Captain Sheldon Maerz
The Prairie History Room is pleased to present the following program:
The Memory Project connects active service members and veterans with speaking engagements in their community. Join us as Captain Sheldon Maerz discusses the services offered by the Canadian Forces to address Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and describes his experiences serving in Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia. Please per-register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306.777.6039.
Tales of our Prairie Country...as told by Z.M. Hamilton
Recently, Jim S of Regina donated an old booklet called "Tales of our Prairie Country...as told by Z.M. Hamilton." The booklet contains a number of radio scripts about various events which took place in this neck of the Northwest Territories. They were originally broadcast on CHWC, an early radio station, and were published by the R.H. Williams & Sons Company, the department store (they actually owned the radio station). As the item is pretty fragile, it currently resides in the Prairie History office; perhaps, in future, we will be able to digitize it to make it more readily available.
We would like to thank Jim again for donating this intriguing item to the Prairie History Room.
Categories: New Books
New Book on the History of Muslims in Regina
Canada is a nation of immigrants and in recent years has welcomed many newcomers from a kaleidoscope of nations, many in the developing world; however, this has created a void in the Prairie History Room collection, which has tended to focus on settlers from Europe and the United Kingdom. As a result, PHR was pleased to receive a copy of the following: “History of the Muslims of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Their Organizations: Islamic Association, Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Muslims for Peace and Justice” by Naiyer Habib & Mahlaqa Naushaba Habib.
The book is sub-titled “A Cultural Integration” and was donated to the library by the authors. Dr. Habib was a respected cardiologist who worked in Saskatchewan from 1973 to 2004, while Mrs. Habib holds a Master’s degree in Political Science.
From the back cover:
Canada is home to immigrants from many cultures. Unlike times past, when newcomers from a foreign country seemed to want to blend in with their new culture as soon as possible, more recent immigrants want to become a part of their new home but retain some of the elements of their native cultures. This is a task that is often easier to talk about than to accomplish.
History of the Muslims of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Their Organizations: Islamic Association, CCMW and MPJ demonstrate it is not always easy to incorporate a familiar culture in a new home. But with hard work and willingness of all cultures involved to learn from each other, it can be done successfully.
The Prairie History Room is pleased to add this book to our collection.
Upcoming RPL Program of interest: Red-Booting Around: A Walking Tour of Regina’s Ukrainian Stories
Patrons interested in the history of 11th Avenue may wish to participate in our upcoming walking tour: Red-Booting Around: A Walking Tour of Regina’s Ukrainian Stories, Thurday, August 25th:
Join us for a tour of historic sites connected with Regina's Ukrainian community; meet up at 5:30 pm at the Ukrainian Co-op on the corner of 11th Ave. and Winnipeg St. Walk will commence at 6 pm and runs rain or shine. Presented by the Prairie History Room in partnership with the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild and the Ukrainian community.
Major stops are St. Basil's Church and the UNF Hall.
For more information about this event, please contact Warren at email@example.com or call 306.777.6039.
Categories: PHR Programs
Upcoming RPL Program of interest: The Willow Tree, presented by Anna Mare Willey
In honour of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Prairie History Room is pleased to present the following program:
The Willow Tree -- presented by Anna Marie Willey
This heartfelt musical video montage features seven original songs
Tuesday, August 16th, 7-8:00 pm
Pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 306.777.6039.
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Categories: New Magazines
New PHR Magazines
Internet Genealogy August/September 2016
History Now: The Membership Newsletter of the Historic Society of Alberta
Alberta History Summer 2016, Vol. 64 No. 3
Upcoming RPL Program of interest: Diamond Girls: Diamonds in the Rough.
The following program will be of interest to Prairie History Room patrons, especially those who are sports-minded:
Diamond Girls: Diamonds in the Rough
Saskatchewan author and playwright Maureen Ulrich found writing a one-act, one-woman show about the rise and fall of a baseball league a challenge, especially when eighteen players plus officials, are required to play an actual game. "Diamond Girls" focuses on the involvement of three Saskatchewan women in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1940’s. Maureen's presentation will touch on the research, script development, and production of "Diamond Girls" – from page to stage. Please pre-register at email@example.com or call 306.777.6039.
Diamond Girls will be appearing at the Regina Fringe Festival and also appears on the front page of the current Prairie Dog magazine.
This summer, Heritage Regina is working in partnership with the Prairie History Room in presenting historic walks designed to explore Regina's storied history. All walks take place Sunday evenings, beginning at 6:00 pm, and tour various neighborhoods around the city.
Here is the schedule:
Sunday, July 3 at 6 p.m.: In the eye of the Tornado
Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m.: Germantown: The other Regina
Sunday, July 17, at 6 p.m.: Wascana Lake and its sporting and political history
Sunday, July 24 at 6 p.m.: Mounties versus Trekkers: The 1935 Regina Riot
Sunday, August 7 at 6 p.m.: The Warehouse District
Sunday, August 14 at 6 p.m.: Old Lakeview
Sunday, August 21 at 6 p.m.: Government House and the McNab Neighbourhood
Sunday, August 28 at 6 p.m.: Historic Centre of Cathedral Neighbourhood
All walks last approximately two hours.
For more information, please contact the Prairie History Room at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306.777.6039.
Hope you can join us.
Categories: PHR Programs
Upcoming RPL Program of interest: Remembering the Somme, 1916-2016
The Prairie History Room is sponsoring the following upcoming Great War program:
Remembering the Somme, 1916-2016
On the centenary of this historic campaign, Dr. Ian Germani from the University of Regina will review how both public perceptions and historical interpretations of The Battle of the Somme have changed during the past 100 years.
Sponsored by the Prairie History Room. To register, please visit ReginaLibrary.ca or call 306.777.6039.
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