Success Stories

General Culture, Multiculturalism

Awards Recognize Individual Contributions to Multiculturalism in Saskatchewan

Regina
Jan, 2019
General Culture, Heritage

Elbow’s Small Town Charm Big Part of Culture Days

Elbow
Jan, 2019
First Nation and Métis Specific, General Culture, Indigenous, Métis

Leonard Montgrand: Leading Youth in Discovering of Métis Culture

How a canoe trip can teach youth about teamwork and leadership.

La Loche
Jan, 2019
General Culture

Working Hands, Working Minds at the South East District Continue to Promote Community Engagement

South East District
Jan, 2019
First Nations , General Culture, Indigenous

Keeping Language Alive

Connecting Language with the First Nations World View

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 2018
Arts, General Culture

Creighton Celebrates Culture Days

How a community recognizes its local culture

Creighton
Apr, 2017
First Nations , General Culture

Spirit Horse Project

Connecting youth to their Indigenous culture

Regina
Apr, 2016
Cultural Industries, General Culture

Harvesting the Wind

How the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival generates imagination on the prairies.

Swift Current
Mar, 2015
Arts, General Culture

Touring Through a Cultural Landscape

Highway 1 Studio Tour brings local artists out into the limelight

Herbert
Mar, 2015
General Culture

Jo Custead Enjoys Making a Difference

Jo Custead volunteers with a passion. Her volunteering experience has included organizations such as the Persephone Theatre, SaskCulture, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and the YWCA Saskatoon.

Nov, 2014
General Culture

Culture Days Q & A with the Rivers West District

Shaunna Grandish had the opportunity to interview Bonnie Mills Midgley, community development coordinator, Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation, about Culture Days and its impact to her community.

St. Walburg
Jun, 2014
General Culture

Artists ‘animate’ Culture Days in Saskatchewan

Since 2010, SaskCulture has hired Saskatchewan artists, from a variety of disciplines, to interest people – planners and public - in participating in Culture Days, a three-day event held during the last weekend in September each year.

Saskatchewan
Nov, 2013
General Culture

Animateurs Key in Culture Days Success

Since Culture Days began in 2010, SaskCulture has hired artists from various disciplines to travel across the province to contact local community planners, libraries, museums and artists to help brainstorm ideas & build community support for Culture Days.

Saskatchewan-wide
Dec, 2012
General Culture, Heritage

Year of Fransaskois celebrating 'joie de vivre' in 2012

Back in December, the provincial government declared 2012 as the Year of the Fransaskois in Saskatchewan and events marking this year-long celebration have been taking place across the province.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jun, 2012
General Culture

Connecting culture through social media

At the SaskCulture Gathering in 2011, social media expert Darren Barefoot began by clarifying the difference between “digital immigrants”, those who are just learning to use social media (usually 32 years plus), and “digital natives”.

Regina
Jan, 2012
General Culture

Looking Forward to Next Culture Days

Now that Culture Days has come and gone for 2011, many organizations have had the chance to reflect on their involvement. The Art Gallery of Swift Current is the one of many cultural organizations that was pleased with the results.

Swift Current
Jan, 2012
General Culture

Champions only part of SEDA success

Supporting the pursuit of national championships, producing videos, hosting seminars and touring the north are just a few of the activities keeping the Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association (SEDA) busy this past year.

Regina
Oct, 2011
General Culture, Heritage

Four lakes, four seasons, five communities for culture

“I have always been interested in revitalizing our main street,” says Elaine Hanson, town councillor and business owner, Fort Qu’Appelle. “We tend to use the beauty of the Qu’Appelle Valley as an excuse to do very little to improve the aesthetics of the t

Fort Qu'Appelle
Oct, 2011
Arts, General Culture

Summer work leaves impression in North Central

Charlotte Hauk’s job is unique. “I might be the only person doing this kind of stuff, at least in Regina,” she says. It’s probably true.

Regina
Oct, 2011
General Culture, Multiculturalism

Ukrainian cultural identity deeply rooted in province

The Ukrainian culture runs deep throughout Saskatchewan. Hearing the language spoken, eating the traditional dishes or seeing the brightly coloured national dress, is common in many areas of the province.

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 2011
General Culture

Creative Kids Attracting Interest

As the end of the Creative Kids pilot year draws near, several communities in Saskatchewan have experienced the growing demand for this new charitable giving program. Interest is growing, and the town of Shaunavon, can attest to that.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2011
General Culture

Q & A with Anika Henderson - Cultural Leader in Saskatchewan

Swift Current
Jan, 2011
General Culture

Yorkton Aims for Cultural Excellence

Yorkton was one of the first Saskatchewan communities to develop a cultural plan. Organizers saw its development as an opportunity to achieve greater community engagement in the development of Yorkton’s cultural sector.

Yorkton
Jan, 2011
Arts, General Culture, Indigenous, Multiculturalism

Curiosity, Engagement and Listening Key to Innovative Program and Leadership

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2019
General Culture

Jennifer Fitzpatrick’s Leading Role in Telling the Stories of Humboldt

Humboldt
Jan, 2019
Arts, General Culture, Multiculturalism

New Theatre Company Shares Stories of Newcomers

Regina
Jan, 2019
Arts, General Culture, Multiculturalism

A World of Diversity on a Small Stage

Saskatoon
Dec, 2018
General Culture, Indigenous, Multiculturalism

Successes of the #WelcomeHome150 -

Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities project

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 2018
General Culture, Heritage

Jamming for Culture

Keeping a food tradition alive for future generations

North Battleford
Oct, 2016
General Culture

Youth Paying it Forward Through Fundraising

Youth spearheading fundraising efforts in support of Creative Kids

Saskatchewan
Apr, 2016
General Culture, Heritage

Haunted History and the Darker Side of Heritage

The words ‘heritage’ and ‘history’ on their own do not always elicit excitement. But add the word ‘haunted’ and the past takes on a mysterious allure.

Moose Jaw
Mar, 2015
General Culture

Expressing Saskatchewan narratives through technology

With a background in journalism, Evie ruddy is a natural storyteller. As a SaskCulture animateur, she is helping others develop that very same skill.

Saskatchewan-wide
Nov, 2014
General Culture

New Digital Magazine Provides Link to Northern Talent

Language is a pathway to one’s cultural identity, and the Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) in La Ronge is taking a leading role to ensure this link is not permanently lost for future generations.

La Ronge
Nov, 2014
General Culture

Our Humboldt– Looking toward the future through a cultural lens

Humboldt is stepping into the future with a brand new culture-led growth plan.

Humboldt
Jun, 2014
General Culture

Culture Days Q & A with the St. Walburg Allied Arts Council

St. Walburg, Saskatchewan was a cultural hotspot during Culture Days in 2013.

St. Walburg
Nov, 2013
General Culture

Creative Kids and the Potash Corp Challenge

Regina and Saskatoon have officially been challenged. PotashCorp has issued a city-wide challenge to both communities to raise $50,000 each for Creative Kids.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jun, 2012
General Culture

Dream Brokers now connecting kids to culture

It’s no secret that being involved in cultural, sport or recreation activities during childhood can have many benefits. Participation can foster a greater sense of belonging and develop valuable life skills.

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 2012
General Culture

Cultural Leadership in Saskatchewan: James Ingold

Regina
Jan, 2012
General Culture, Heritage

Maple Creek capitalizing on its cultural roots

A couple of years ago a group of community-minded people gathered in maple Creek for a community planning meeting. Twenty-one citizens representing 13 groups in maple Creek drafted a vision at that meeting.

Maple Creek
Jan, 2012
Arts, General Culture

Community support key to Creative Kids

Only in its first year of operation, Creative Kids has already found success in serving Saskatchewan communities.

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2011
General Culture

Inside the Culture Days movement

The Culture Days Movement in Saskatchewan continued on an upswing in 2011 with the expansion of SaskCulture’s commitment to the Culture Days Animateur program, from one artist in 2010 to four artists this year.

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2011
General Culture, Multiculturalism

Cultural Leaders in Saskatchewan: Q & A with Renu Kapoor

For Renu Kapoor, it has been a very rewarding experience to be on Multicultural Initiative Fund committee for SaskCulture. It has given me better insight into other ethnic cultures in Saskatchewan.

Regina
Apr, 2011
General Culture, Multiculturalism

Who is coming to live in Saskatchewan!

Much of Saskatchewan’s recent growth can be attributed to the record immigration levels over the past few years.

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 2011
General Culture

Culture Days... helping communities celebrate culture

This past year, Saskatchewan participated in the first-ever Culture Days celebration that highlighted free, interactive cultural activities from across the country taking place on September 24-26, 2010.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2011
General Culture

Q & A with Reggie Newkirk - Cultural Leader in Saskatchewan

Regina
Jan, 2011
General Culture

Culture Days: A Culture Free For All

In Saskatchewan, the idea for a “culture week” or similar awareness campaign had been discussed for a number of years.

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2010
General Culture, Indigenous, Multiculturalism

Diversity of Voices on Cultural Boards

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2019
First Nation and Métis Specific, General Culture, Heritage, Indigenous, Métis

Karon Shmon: ‘I feel like I am innately a teacher’

Saskatoon
Jan, 2019
Arts, General Culture

Sandra Butel – Value-Based Approach to Festival Experience

Regina
Jan, 2019
First Nations , General Culture, Multiculturalism

Community Brings People and Cultures Together

Regina
Dec, 2018
First Nations , General Culture

Important Link in Saskatchewan's North

The Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District brings community together

Northern Saskatchewan
Apr, 2017
First Nations , General Culture

Belinda Daniels

Top teacher is a life-long learner

Saskatchewan
Apr, 2016
General Culture, Heritage

Adventures in Archaeology

On tour with the Saskatchewan Archaeology Society

Saskatchewan-wide
Mar, 2015
Arts, General Culture

It's Not Baroque and She's Bach this Year: Meet Della Beal

This summer will be the 29th SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival and the 24th year that Della Beal has volunteered with the Saskatoon festival.

Saskatoon
Mar, 2015
General Culture

In Her Own Words: Joyce Vandall

Joyce Vandall has been a passionate community volunteer for over 30 years.

Saskatchewan-wide
Nov, 2014
General Culture

SaskScapes chronicles the people of Saskatchewan

Kevin Power is the creator and host of SaskScapes, a series of podcasts devoted to arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan-wide
Nov, 2014
Arts, General Culture

The Station Arts Centre brings a community together

As the demographics of small town Saskatchewan change in the new millennium, local cultural centres are seeking new ways to engage with their communities. The station Arts Centre in Rosthern is one such centre that is setting a great example.

Rosthern
Jun, 2014
General Culture

#iheartculture contest winners

Throughout the summer of 2013, SaskCulture ran a social media contest as a part of Culture Days in Saskatchewan asking residents to share what they love about culture by posting their photos, videos, poems or stories.

Saskatchewan
Nov, 2013
General Culture

Culture Days: two years and growing

It only took two years for Culture Days to capture the imagination of people in cities and towns throughout Saskatchewan. Inspired by this success, SaskCulture, along with many community organizers, is eager to keep Culture Days as a focal point for cult

Saskatchewan-wide
Jun, 2012
Arts, General Culture

Animateur work gives dancer pride in her province

Creating art is usually a personal experience for an artist. The process of creation usually occurs in studios out of sight, which often results in work that can be shared with the public.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2012
General Culture

Looking Forward to Culture Days

Now that Culture Days has come and gone for 2011, many organizations have had the chance to reflect on their involvement. The Art Gallery of Swift Current is the one of many cultural organizations that was pleased with the results.

Swift Current
Jan, 2012
General Culture

Nature Quest popular with Saskatchewan students

Saskatchewan students are getting back to nature with the help of Nature Saskatchewan’s Nature Quest program.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2012
General Culture

Culture Days highlights importance of culture to communities

This year, SaskCulture once again spearheaded the Culture Days celebrations in Saskatchewan. Leading up to the Culture Days week, organizers were pleased to see over 160 cultural activities registered, by over 40 communities in the province, into the nat

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2011
Arts, General Culture

Northern District highlights artists in new handbook

The Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District (NSCRD) has developed the Northern Saskatchewan Arts & Culture Handbook, a colourful, 50- page publication, which highlights many of the region’s creative talent.

La Ronge
Oct, 2011
General Culture, Multiculturalism

Sacred site promotes understanding of culture and spirituality

An impeccable view of a peaceful Saskatchewan valley, a white bolder, blue sky and quiet time is all it takes to enjoy the sacred site established in the province through the energies of Multi-Faith Saskatchewan.

Craik
Apr, 2011
General Culture

Celebrating Culture in Kindersley

Kindersley is taking the lead when it comes to showing off their culture. The town of about 4,400 residents is home to a diverse and talented group of performers, arts and culture supporters, and educators.

Kindersley
Jan, 2011
General Culture

Every Community has a Story

Every community, large and small, has a story and cultural assets that help set it apart from those around it.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2011
General Culture

Uncovering the Cultural Drivers for Saskatoon's Culture Plan

Known for its river, its heritage and its vibrant arts and culture scene, Saskatoon jumped on the opportunity to incorporate its unique culture into a range of different strategic planning priorities.

Saskatoon
Jan, 2011
General Culture

Launching Creative Kids

Every kid should have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities, but sometimes financial and social barriers stand in their way. The newly developed Creative Kids Program attempts to knock down some of those barriers.

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2010