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What Does Heritage Have to Do with Wellbeing? - by Katherine Gilks, Projects Coordinator One of the many questions Heritage Saskatchewan has been getting recently[1] is: “What is a heritage organisation doing with an index of wellbeing?” More simply put, what does wellbeing have to do with heritage? This is understandable – from a purely auditory sense, we tend to associate “wellbeing” with “health”,…

Living Heritage: Reflecting on Values and What Matters Most? - Sandra Massey, Research Program Coordinator In their book, Treasures: the stories women tell about the things they keep, Kathleen Cairns and Eliane Silverman reflect on the stories they heard while conducting research into how objects are used to tell the story of our lives and connect us to others. They invited women to talk about “four to six of their most treasured possessions - the…

Reflections on the 2019 Lieutenant Governor Heritage Awards - Kristin Catherwood, Director of Living Heritage Something special happened at Government House on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Every time I attend the Lieutenant Governor Heritage Awards, I immensely enjoy sharing in the celebration of the diverse heritage work being done in communities across the province. I am always inspired by the passion and dedication the recipients have demonstrated. I love…

Heritage Saskatchewan Turns 10! - Ingrid Cazakoff, CEO This October 14, Heritage Saskatchewan celebrated 10 years of incorporation.  I can’t believe that 10 years has slipped by so quickly! Although we are quite a young organisation, the work to get the organisation up and running has often been referenced as ‘30 years in the making’.  I suspect that the reasons for the extended birthing were multiple…

The Importance of Voting – and Compassion - by Katherine Gilks, Projects Coordinator Prior to the start of the judging at the Saskatoon Regional Heritage Fair this past spring, the students were reminded to “compete with compassion”. That might sound like an oxymoron, but the phrase embodies doing one’s best, trying one’s hardest, and having respect for one’s fellow competitors. “Competing with…

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