Success Stories

General Culture, Heritage

Adventures in Archaeology

On tour with the Saskatchewan Archaeology Society

General Culture, Heritage

Elbow’s Small Town Charm Big Part of Culture Days

Elbow
Jan, 2019
Heritage, Métis

Métis Cultural Immersion

Learning about Métis traditions during Culture Days

Batoche Historic Site
Jan, 2018
Heritage

Try Something "Old" at Culture Days 2016

Discovering the Town of Allan's heritage

Allan
Oct, 2016
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
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
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

Culture Days Q & A with the Museum of Antiquities

The museum of Antiquities at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon was a first-time Culture Days activity organizer in 2012. Michelle Brownridge had the opportunity to speak with Tracene Harvey, the director/curator at the museum.

Saskatoon
Mar, 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

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
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
First Nation and Métis Specific, Indigenous, Métis

Sharing Métis Culture as Part of Reconciliation

Saskatoon
Jan, 2019
Arts, General Culture

Creighton Celebrates Culture Days

How a community recognizes its local culture

Creighton
Apr, 2017
Arts, General Culture

Touring Through a Cultural Landscape

Highway 1 Studio Tour brings local artists out into the limelight

Herbert
Mar, 2015
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
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

#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

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

Saskatchewan Arts Alliance buzzing about buttons

It’s all about bringing several existing parts together and adding in your own dash, statement and individuality.

Regina
Apr, 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

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

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
Arts

Drawing to Their Own Beat

Saskatoon
Dec, 2018
Heritage

Intercultural Sharing through Storytelling

Story Slam promotes understanding between cultures

Saskatoon
Oct, 2016
Multiculturalism

#WeAreSK Public Service Announcements

During Culture Days 2013, the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan hired a freelance journalist, Evie Ruddy, and a videographer, Jason Rister, to travel around 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
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
Heritage

Borden Threshermen bringing history to life

Borden’s annual Threshing Day, this year held in conjunction with Culture Days, offers guests an opportunity to leave their cars behind and ride a wagon into the past.

Borden
Mar, 2013
First Nations , Heritage, Métis

Wanuskewin draws a crowd for Culture Days

“Culture Days at Wanuskewin Heritage Park was a great success this year. We were expecting around 100 people, but throughout the day over 500 people visited the park," says Cameron McRae, visitor services manager, Wanuskewin Heritage Park.

Saskatoon
Dec, 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

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

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