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Heritage Awards

2023 Heritage Awards

As we look to recognize great heritage projects taking place throughout the province, we are seeking input for possible award recipients for 2023!

In order to minimize the amount of work required for submissions, we seek basic information that includes the following: 

  • - Name of the project

  • - A short description of the project (who, what, where, etc.) (3-5 sentences/bullet points)

  • - A short statement of why the project is worthy of consideration (3-5 sentences/bullet points)

  • - Contact information: name of main contact, email address, phone number(s)

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Tuesday, September 5th 

Please send submissions to 


Following the submission deadline, our Awards Advisory Committee will review all submissions that have been received. For those projects which are selected for further consideration, we will reach out directly to those applicants for additional information, including photographs and other support materials. 

Key Dates

  • - September 5, 2023:  Submission Deadline (by 5:00 pm CST)
  • - November 8, 2023:  Awards Event, Government House, Regina (event to occur in the early evening) 

Thank you very much for your interest in submitting a project! We look forward to receiving it. We really appreciate all of the work that you and so many others are doing!


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:

Thanks to our 2021 sponsors for their generous support!


2019 Awards

Ceremony photos on our Flickr page here!​

Category winners of the 2019 Heritage Awards:
Physical Heritage Conservation: College Avenue Campus Renewal Project (University of Regina)Melfort Historic Post Office (City of Melfort)Smithfield Restoration Project (The Smithfield Society Inc.)
Public Outreach: Traders & Trappers - A Fur Trade Card Game (Saskatchewan Archaeological Society)
Community Development:  Living Heritage Art Workshops (Southwest Oldtimers Museum & The Art House)
Intangible Cultural Heritage:  Learning from Our Elders Living Heritage Workshops (Cumberland House)Kronau Heritage Museum Video Series (Kronau Heritage Museum)Letterpress Now (University of Regina Department of Visual Arts)

2018 Awards

Ceremony photos on our Flickr page here!​

Category winners of the 2018 Heritage Awards:
Physical Heritage Conservation: Confederation Park & Fountain Khedive Heritage Recreation CentreThe Frontenac Apartments
Public Outreach: Journées du patrimoine/Heritage DaysOriginal Humboldt - Sharing Stories of the Land
Community Development:  nehiyawak Language Experience
Intangible Cultural Heritage:  Souris Moose Creek Region Video Series

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