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Heritage Fairs 2018 Preview - The registrations are (mostly) in, Sunny has had a bath, and there is a box half-packed waiting for our first Regional Heritage Fair of the season! This week, the 2018 Regional Heritage Fairs kick off with the Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair on Thursday, followed by the remaining Regional Fairs over the next three weeks (see the schedule at the bottom of the post). As the one in charge of the…

Common Good, Public Goods and Living Heritage - The commons is re-emerging as a way of organizing human activity in the digital age. It is a bottom-up, grassroots movement that many hope will provide an alternative way of valuing the world, promote and support community development while valuing diversity, and sharing ideas and information. In The Value of Nothing, Raj Patel cautions, “It is important not to romanticize the idea,”…

Introducing the Val Marie Elevator Living Heritage Project - Kristin Catherwood, Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer  There aren't many places like Val Marie. Located about 30 kilometres from the US border and with the nearest urban centre (Swift Current) more than an hour away, Val Marie has a population of fewer than 100 people - though it is boosted every summer by the influx of seasonal employees who work and do research at…

Connecting with the past - As the 2018 Heritage Fairs season approaches, I am once again very excited to see what projects students have created. “Heritage” and “history” are often used interchangeably. History – especially historical thinking – is the primary focus of the Heritage Fairs. However, the Heritage Fairs program not only serves as a learning tool to introduce Canadian history,…

Heritage Week 2018 Round-up - Heritage Saskatchewan always looks forward to Heritage Week, a whole week dedicated to celebrating the heritage of our wonderful province, and this year was no exception!  View the photos from Heritage Week 2018. Heritage Saskatchewan's Kristin Catherwood introducing the audience to ICH Heritage Saskatchewan organized three great events designed to explore living heritage. The…

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