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Heritage Awards

2023 Heritage Awards

Heritage Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Heritage Awards! 

The award presentations took place November 8th at Government House in Regina. His Honour, the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan the Honourable Russell Mirasty, presented the awards. Click here for a PDF or here for an ISSUU version of our Awards Program Booklet! 

Here is a link to our Flickr album from the event!

The Heritage Awards event is a time to celebrate the remarkable work undertaken throughout the province. The projects being recognised represent a small sample of the rich diversity of heritage, both tangible and intangible, found right here in Saskatchewan. They are a testament to the value that individuals and communities place upon documenting, promoting, teaching, and safeguarding heritage for future generations. Heritage Saskatchewan wishes to thank all who contributed submissions for consideration, and more importantly, for inspiring all of us.  

The 2023 Award recipients include (listed alphabetically by name of initiative and to whom the award was presented):

  • 1918 Eaton’s Eager House Restoration - Ron and Bernie Cruikshank
  • Archives Week Video Project - Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists
  • Court of King’s Bench in Prince Albert, Window Replacement - SEPW Architecture Inc.
  • Darke Hall, Restoration & Renovation - P3 Architecture Partnership
  • Heritage Presentations Series Partnership with Seniors without Walls - Western Development Museum, Moose Jaw
  • Intercultural Connections & Anti-Racism Engagement (ICARE) - Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan
  • Introduction to Blacksmithing Program - Western Development Museum, Saskatoon
  • Kishkaytaytaahk - Saskatoon Public Schools & Métis/Michif Community
  • Lifestyle Blog & Podcast Short Story Collection - Norma Galambos
  • Multicultural Canada Day Gathering - Prince Albert Multicultural Council
  • Next of Kin Memorial Avenue, Woodlawn Cemetery Centennial Project - Next-of-Kin Memorial Avenue Centennial Committee
  • Saskatchewan Residential School Memorial Project - Ray Gosselin Architect Limited
  • Saskatoon Natural Grasslands Local History Walk - Carmen Gilmore
  • Southern Prairie Railway - Ogema Heritage Railway Association
  • Yorkton Land Titles Building, Exterior Restoration - City of Yorkton
  • In addition, the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation presented an award to the City of Humboldt for their Humboldt Water Tower Restoration Project.

Heritage Saskatchewan thanks our sponsors for their support of our 2023 Awards program - Saskatchewan Masonry Institute and Brxton Masonry Inc. We also gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support of our main funder, Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport Culture and Recreation.

Thank you to the volunteers, heritage professionals, community leaders, and ordinary citizens that work so tirelessly to celebrate Saskatchewan’s rich and diverse heritage! 

Thanks to our 2023 event sponsors for their generous support!





2023 Award Categories

Living Heritage Awards – Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Sub-Categories

These sub-categories are based on the “Four Goals for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage” found in the 2003 UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is possible that some exceptional projects could encompass all four of these goals – which is the ideal communities and organizations can be striving for, since the goals work in tandem to create a robust and resilient safeguarding program or project. 

Documentation - A project that utilize audio/visual/textual/photographic documentation that is accessible to the public. This could be an original documentation or a new collection of previous documentation
Examples: books; audio/video recordings; collections of written narratives; photographic collections

Celebration & Recognition - A project or program (new or ongoing) that celebrates and/or recognizes elements of intangible cultural heritage. 
Examples: festivals, heritage events that focus on or have a strong element of intangible cultural heritage knowledge/know-how (King Trapper events; threshing demonstrations, quilt shows, etc.); museum and/or gallery exhibitions that focus on ICH themes

Transmission - A project or program that facilitates the transmission of intangible cultural heritage knowledge and skills from one person to another or to a group. This could be something coordinated by an organization or committee or it could be an informal collaboration or relationship between individuals. 
Examples: educational programs, demonstrations, museum and/or gallery exhibitions   

Community Development - This can include economic development activities and community wellbeing initiatives, often but not always related to cultural tourism and small business /entrepreneurship, creating a sense of belonging and place.


Physical Heritage Awards 

This category recognizes commitment to the conservation of Saskatchewan’s heritage places, including archaeological sites, buildings, and cultural landscapes, ensuring that the value of these places is recognized as integral to the community’s identity. Particular consideration will be given to projects that are innovative and seek to renew the places that address community wellbeing, social cohesion, and economic vitality. 

Submissions received from professional groups/companies, such as architectural and engineering firms will be considered separately from those submissions received from community groups/association.



2021 Heritage Award Winners

Community Development Winners
Intangible Cultural Heritage Winner

Garrick Schmidt, Educator

Public Outreach Winners

Heritage Moments, Waskesiu Heritage Museum

Outreach by Yorkton Historic Flour Mill

An Honest, Genial and Kindly People, publication by Adrian Paton

Physical Heritage Conservation Winners

Check out our 2021 Awards Program! Download a pdf copy, or browse below:


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