Throughout the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, we documented the experiences of people throughout our province. How have culture and heritage helped interpret, cope, and look beyond the crisis? In what ways has life changed, or stayed the same? With the help of six Community Coordinators, we have collected experiences from our communities.
In partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, we have published, Covid-19 Culture: A Living Heritage Project of the Pandemic in Saskatchewan -- a special edition of Folklore Magazine. It will feature the accounts we gathered presented by each Coordinator, as well as photographs of interviewees and beautiful images from our Photo Contest. All interviews have been donated to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, where they will be publicly accessible for posterity to provide a record of this historic event.
On December 13, 2020, Our Director of Living Heritage, Kristin Catherwood was interviewed on CBC Radio's Saskatchewan Weekend. Find the 11-minute interview here.
Download a .pdf version of the document, or enjoy a digitital version here:
Check out our previous living heritage publications: Métis Road Allowance Memories, Val Marie Heritage Elevator, Coal in Coronach
Living Heritage are those values, beliefs, and ways of living we inherited from past generations that we still use to understand the present and make choices for the future. It defines our sense of identity as individuals and our relationships with others, shaping our communities and quality of life in the process.