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2021 Virtual Heritage Fair - Awards Ceremony and Reflections

Katherine Gilks, Outreach Coordinator (For my initial thoughts on the 2021 Virtual Heritage Fair, see my May 10 blog post.) On Thursday, June 17 at 10am, the video of our Virtual Heritage Fair Award Ceremony and the accompanying list of award- and prize-winners will be released on our website. Check out this page! The video and the list will remain up for the rest of 2021 and into the 2022…

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Positive Momentum in Heritage Amid a World in Flux

The Covid-19 pandemic caused much of the world around us to change. Organizations have had to revaluate the way they work and how to deliver programming, and Heritage Saskatchewan is no exception. Through our publication, Covid-19 Culture: A Living Heritage Project of the Pandemic in Saskatchewan, one could see that culture and heritage are important aspects of wellbeing. When times are…

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2021 Virtual Heritage Fair - Now Underway!

The 2021 Virtual Heritage Fair has begun in earnest, as judges are now busy evaluating a diverse set of online Heritage Fair projects. The judging will take place throughout the month of May and we will be announcing the winners mid-June. This year, we had 315 projects by 353 students from 41 schools across Saskatchewan. There is a great range of topics, from personal family stories and local…

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Talking Heritage: Interviews With Living Heritage Experts

Have you ever heard of coffee row? Yes? In that case, you must be from Saskatchewan. Coffee row, like many other things, is part of our living heritage. I didn’t know much about living heritage until I started working in museums as my summer job in high school. I didn’t understand the concept at the time, but I knew that it was related to our past and affected us in the present. It…

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How Do We Define Work in the Field of 'Heritage'?

I think that most people reading this will understand the importance of preserving our cultural heritage. You'll know that our connection to the past is key to our understanding of who we are and where we're going, and that preserving our links to the past are a critical aspect of our well-being. What you may not be as familiar with is just how difficult it can be to define what it means…

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