Success Stories

General Culture, Heritage

Adventures in Archaeology

On tour with the Saskatchewan Archaeology Society

General Culture, Multiculturalism

Awards Recognize Individual Contributions to Multiculturalism in Saskatchewan

Regina
Jan, 2019
General Culture

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

Humboldt
Jan, 2019
First Nation and Métis Specific, First Nations , Indigenous

Connecting with your Inner ‘Story-ior’

How the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers Circle is building a community of Indigenous Storytellers

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 2018
First Nations , Heritage

Finding Your Family Roots

Traditional languages provide insight into heritage

Fishing Lake Fist Nation No. 89
Oct, 2016
First Nations , Heritage

Food Creates Cultural Connection

How a feast helps students share their culture

Saskatoon
Oct, 2016
Cultural Industries, General Culture

Harvesting the Wind

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

Swift Current
Mar, 2015

Museums Without Walls: Getting the conversation started on ecomuseums

Several Saskatchewan communities are bringing the concept of an ‘ecomuseum’ to the province.

Saskatchewan-wide
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
Arts, First Nations

CARFAC bridges gap with Aboriginal artists

Several years ago, CARFAC Saskatchewan (Canadian Artists’ Representation/le Front Des Artistes Canadiens) identified a gap in terms of its service to, and engagement with, the Aboriginal artist community.

Saskatoon
Feb, 2014
First Nations , Métis

Entertainment, eating, education and engagement create recipe for success at Folkfest’s Indian & Métis Pavilion

Every year, people in Saskatoon travel around the world learning about different cultures – only to find out what they have in their own backyard.

Saskatoon
Feb, 2014
Arts

Saskatoon’s Street Meet Festival: challenging perceptions of public art

This past summer, from July 5-7, 2013, Saskatoon’s AKA Gallery and a group of renowned artists to create Saskatoon’s first annual street meet Festival.

Saskatoon
Feb, 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
Heritage

Main Street Program continues to revitalize Saskatchewan Communities

Traditionally, Main Street has been the hub of the community for towns and villages throughout the province. Four Saskatchewan communities are now taking steps to ensure it remains that way for years to come.

Saskatchewan-wide
Mar, 2013
Multiculturalism

Tours helping newcomers Discover Saskatoon

Museums. Art galleries. Historic sites. These three places are common sites on many cultural tours. In Saskatoon, leisure centres, government offices and food stores are the sites to discover instead.

Saskatoon
Dec, 2012
Heritage

Opera house inspires community's culture planning

A shrine to Saskatchewan’s rich history, the Town of Battleford has moved its historic Town Hall/Opera House onto centre stage as part of its most recent municipal cultural plans.

Battleford
Apr, 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
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

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

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
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
Métis

Family Camp Brings Together Community and Traditions

Learning traditions of your community

Île-à-la-Crosse
Apr, 2017
Heritage

Try Something "Old" at Culture Days 2016

Discovering the Town of Allan's heritage

Allan
Oct, 2016
Heritage

Humboldt Leading the Way with Intangible Cultural Heritage

Humboldt making way for Living Heritage

Humboldt
Oct, 2016
Arts, Cultural Industries

Literary Acclaim Meets Small-City Charm

A look into the Saskatchewan Festival of Words

Moose Jaw
Mar, 2015
First Nations

Traditional Parenting Workshop Revives Culture at Island Lake First Nation

This past summer, a unique camp offered parents a chance to learn and explore traditional First Nations parenting practices with their children.

Island Lake First Nation
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
Arts

Competition unites community theatre in Saskatchewan

Every year, several theatre groups compete the top prize at Theatre Saskatchewan’s TheatreOne competition.

Saskatoon
Feb, 2014
Heritage

Junior curators helping preserve the past in Meacham

The Junior Curators Program was established in June 2013 to give local children an opportunity to become further involved with the museum.

Meacham
Feb, 2014
Multiculturalism

The world meets in Hazlet

The village of Hazlet in southwestern Saskatchewan has become an international cultural intersection point.

Hazlet
Feb, 2014
Arts

Mann Art Gallery engages community through art

People of all ages from the Prince Albert area have been discovering their inner artist thanks to a partnership between the Mann Art Gallery and a local business.

Prince Albert
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
Arts, Heritage

Artists part of celebrating 100-year old Legislative Building

This year, Saskatchewan artist Laura Hale has been hired to creatively engage others in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Legislature Building.

Regina
Jun, 2012
Arts

Weyburn sees Culture Days Success

Culture Days is still an opportunity to many communities. Those considering taking the opportunity to organize a Culture Days activity or event may want to check out Weyburn’s example.

Weyburn
Apr, 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

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

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

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, Heritage

Elbow’s Small Town Charm Big Part of Culture Days

Elbow
Jan, 2019
First Nations , General Culture, Multiculturalism

Community Brings People and Cultures Together

Regina
Dec, 2018
Arts, General Culture

Creighton Celebrates Culture Days

How a community recognizes its local culture

Creighton
Apr, 2017
Heritage

Discovering Your Unique Sense of Place

An interview with intangible cultural heritage stewards: Dale Jarvis and Kristin Catherwood

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2016
First Nations , Multiculturalism

Finding Common Ground

Project aims to bridge cultural difference between Saskatchewan residents

Prince Albert
Jan, 2016
Heritage

Maple Creek Moves Forward

How a town in southwest Saskatchewan discovered that the preservation of its past can spur cultural growth today.

Maple Creek
Nov, 2014
First Nations

Cultural Arts Camp receives rave reviews from elders and students in Turnor Lake

The Cultural Arts Camp, hosted by the Birch Narrows Dene Community School, has started something they can’t stop, and its positive impact will be long lasting for the community of Turnor Lake.

Turnor Lake
Jun, 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
Arts

Culture Days includes 'amazing race': How one town got everyone running for culture!

The Town of Kindersley has been involved with Culture Days since its debut in Saskatchewan in 2010. In 2013, Kindersley upped its game, holding a number of activities including an innovative engagement opportunity called “Amazing Race: K-Town Edition*".

Kindersley
Feb, 2014
Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism from north to south

Multiculturalism is a cause for celebration. Two Saskatchewan communities were among those hosting multicultural gatherings as part of Culture Days in September 2013.

Prince Albert
Feb, 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
Arts

OSAC – connecting communities with the arts for 45 years

The organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils has been making the arts more accessible to the people of Saskatchewan for 45 years.

Regina
Nov, 2013
Arts, First Nations , Multiculturalism

Art as a catalyst for cultural connections

Art and creativity can be a powerful tool to bring people together and help them to learn from one another. This concept is something that the MacKenzie Art Gallery (MAG) in Regina has recognized and has been working with for several years.

Regina
Dec, 2012
Heritage

Community partnership leads to cultural growth

An interest in cultural planning by five Saskatchewan communities has blossomed into an innovative regional partnership, which includes involvement in the Main Street pilot projects and increased community momentum.

Wolseley
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, 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

Artists Provide Spark for Vibrant Communities

Individuals and communities have an interesting dynamic; it’s hard to think of one without the other and decide who builds whom.

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