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2019 Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Heritage Awards

For a snapshot of our annual awards, check out our two-page document 

View the photos on our Flickr page, and scroll down for a list of winners.
On Wednesday evening, October 9th, His Honour, the Honourable Russell Mirasty, the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, presented eight awards to recipients from across the province. One of the Awards was a surprise to, and personally significant for, His Honour, as he presented to his niece, Mika Carriere, a teacher at Charlebois School in Cumberland House. Her Honour, Donna Mirasty, wife of the Lieutenant Governor, originally hails from the northern community in the Saskatchewan River Delta. The Award presented to Ms. Carriere recognized her work with students and elders in the community to document and celebrate its unique living heritage.
In his opening remarks, His Honour spoke eloquently about the value of heritage in the lives of Saskatchewan citizens, emphasizing that a sense of belonging and rootedness in culture contributes to the wellbeing of our families and communities. He highlighted his own experience growing up in northern Saskatchewan as a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Mr. Mirasty delivered greetings from Queen Elizabeth II in his mother tongue, Woodland Cree.

Thanks to our Award sponsors for their generous support!


Check out our 2019 Awards Program! Download a pdf copy, or browse below:


Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Awards! The category winners are:

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.)

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)

Community Development:
- Living Heritage Art Workshops (Southwest Oldtimers Museum & The Art House

Public Outreach:
- Traders & Trappers - A Fur Trade Card Game (Saskatchewan Archaeological Society)

Purpose of the Awards:  The Heritage Awards are presented annually, and provide an opportunity to recognize heritage projects that build resilient and sustainable communities for the future.  In recognizing success stories, the Awards program celebrates, inspires, encourages and catalyzes the safeguarding of Saskatchewan’s rich and diverse Living Heritage for generations to come.

Eligibility Criteria/Award Categories:  Any individual, organization, business, or government body, may submit a nomination.  Organizations, businesses, and all levels of government are eligible to be recognized in these categories:
  1. Community Development
  2. Public Outreach
  3. Physical Heritage Conservation
  4. Intangible Cultural Heritage

Submission forms are located here. Submissions are currently closed 

Check out the details of the 2018 Heritage Awards below.  View the photos on our Flickr page here!​

The category winners of the 2018 Heritage Awards include:
Physical Heritage Conservation (3 winners): Confederation Park & Fountain Khedive Heritage Recreation CentreThe Frontenac Apartments
Public Outreach (2 winners): Journées du patrimoine/Heritage DaysOriginal Humboldt - Sharing Stories of the Landt – Sharing Stories of the Land
Community Development (1 winner):  nehiyawak Language Experience
Intangible Cultural Heritage (1 winner):  
Souris Moose Creek Region Video Series

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