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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…

Living Heritage: How’s the Water? - Sandra Massey, Research Program Coordinator David Foster Wallace‘s 2005 commencement speech to the graduating class at Kenyon College has become well-known. Wallace began his talk with this story: There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the…

Who Needs Built Heritage? - David Siebert, Research Assistant   My first sighting was a small white structure in the near distance poking out from the aspen brush. It slowly turned into a belfry as I approached. Birds were already on my mind, having seen, on the northern side of the Qu’appelle Valley, a hunting hawk hover and dive into the ditch. And, on my way from Esterhazy, taking a break from a Catholic ritual…

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