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2020 Heritage Saskatchewan Photo Contest - Winners! - Marieke de Roos, Communications Coordinator As our 2020 Photo Contest came to a close last week, it was striking to see the high caliber of photographs submitted from the far reaches of our province. Photos were judged anonymously based on technical photographic merit, and – more importantly – on the photographer’s ability to capture heritage in keeping with our category themes.…

Thoughts for the New Year - Katherine Gilks, Projects/Outreach Coordinator In Orthodox Christianity, the new liturgical year starts September 1. In Judaism, the new year is in September. (For anyone interested, here is Wikipedia's list of New Year dates. In a more secular sense, autumn is the time of harvests. While we can think of this as an ending, it is also the start of preparing the land for the new season. The…

Reckoning with Associative Values - A couple years ago my sister and her partner rented an old house in an historical part of Kitchener, Ontario. They knew the house was over 100 years old, and they knew that I had done research on the housing styles of old Kitchener, so they asked if I knew what architectural style best described the old duplex. I should mention that this reflection isn’t about architectural styles.…

Living Heritage Through the Lens - Kristin Catherwood, Director of Living Heritage These days we have photography on our minds here at Heritage Saskatchewan as we run our second Summer Photo Contest (https://heritagesask.ca/projects/summer-photo-contest). As an organization that gives voice to living heritage in Saskatchewan, we want to see the province’s unique cultural heritage through the eyes (and lens) of people who…

Resilience through Uncertainty: Revisiting Daybreak Mill and Northlore Goods - By Kristin Catherwood, Director of Living Heritage   In 2017, Heritage Saskatchewan released fifteen videos to recognize Canada150, in which we featured a number of individuals across the province who reflected the rich diversity of our living heritage landscape. We interviewed Natassia Bezoplenko, owner of Northlore Goods, and Nicole Huriet, owner of Daybreak Mill, about how living…

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