The Lieutenant Governor’s Heritage Awards

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2023 Heritage Awards Recipients! 

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.

2023 Award Recipients

Project Recipient
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
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

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! 


Award Categories

Intangible Cultural Heritage

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 - An audio/visual/textual/photographic documentation project; this could be an original documentation or a new collection.

Examples: books; audio/video recordings; collections of written narratives; photographic collections

Celebration & Recognition - A project or program (new or ongoing) that celebrates and/or recognises elements of intangible cultural heritage.

Examples: festivals, heritage events that focus on or have a strong element of ICH 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 ICH 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 exhibition

Physical Heritage

This category recognises commitment to the conservation of Saskatchewan’s heritage places, including archaeological sites, buildings, and cultural landscapes, ensuring that the value of these places is recognised 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/associations.



Past Award Winners

Project Recipient
'An Honest, Genial and Kindly People' publication (Public Outreach) Adrian Paton
Heritage Moments (Public Outreach) Waskesiu Heritage Museum
Landbased Learning in Southeastern Sask (Intangible Cultural Heritage) Garrick Schmidt
Melfort Queen’s Bench Court House (Physical Heritage Conservation) Moore Architecture Consulting Group Ltd.
Muskeg Lake Food Forest/sakaw pimatan (Community Development) Muskeg Lake Cree Nation
Outreach (Public Outreach) Yorkton Historic Flour Mill
Phase 1 Stabilization (Physical Heritage Conservation) Yorkton Historic Flour Mill
Renewal Project (Physical Heritage Conservation) Wanuskewin Heritage Park
The Great Southwest Shakespeare Festival (Community Development) Lyric Theatre
For information or booklets from past awards please contact Heritage Saskatchewan.