Living Heritage: Our values, beliefs and ways of life shape our sense of identity, belonging and place, connecting past, present and future.
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Living Heritage: Building Social Cohesion in a Multicultural World - Globalization has brought each of us face to face with those whose values, beliefs and ways of living are different from our own. When different cultures come into contact, as they do now on a daily basis, Living Heritage plays a direct role in how people react or respond to the situation. Moreover, as we grow and learn as individuals within communities, we interact with the natural environment…

Val Marie Elevator Living Heritage Project Launch – Part II! - (Check out Part I of this blog, written by Kristin Catherwood on September 10 in advance of the launch, for more about her experience with this project.) On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Heritage Saskatchewan celebrated the launch of the Val Marie Elevator Living Heritage Project. The standing-room-only event included a screening of short films created by high school students from the local school…

Val Marie Elevator Living Heritage Project Launch! - Kristin Catherwood, Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer Six months ago we introduced the Val Marie Elevator Living Heritage Project and now we at Heritage Saskatchewan are thrilled to celebrate the results of this project in Val Marie on Saturday, September 15th for a community documentary screening and booklet launch. This project was a collaboration with the Val Marie Heritage,…

Shaping Future Citizens - I had the privilege this summer of attending the Diefenbaker Canada Centre’s Summer Camps. These camps are two separate weeklong day camps, each with a separate (but related) political theme. The first camp, held in July, was Decisions That Count and the second, held in August, was A Century of Conflict. The camps are for students between grades 5 and 9. In Decisions That Count, campers were…

Living Heritage and the Aging Population - On the other side of 50, people start to take stock, looking back to where they came from and what they have achieved; assessing their path in retrospect and considering the legacy they will leave to future generations. This can be a time of positive validation or it can be a time of reckoning that leads to isolation and depression. In the near future, more people will be looking to the past than…

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