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CANADA LIFE ASSURANCE BUILDING

CANADA LIFE ASSURANCE BUILDING

This significant six-storey building was constructed by 1914 for the Canada Life Assurance Company. It served that purpose until 1947 when it was purchased by the newly created Saskatchewan Government Insurance Office. SGIO maintained its head office in the building until 1979. This historic...


SOME VERY HISTORIC PLACES

SOME VERY HISTORIC PLACES

What historic places are Saskatchewan's oldest? We referred to Wikipedia.com to find out what its contributors had to say about this question. It turns out that the oldest historic place on record, considering multicultural settlement of Canada, is located on the banks of the Churchill River...


CLAYBANK BRICK PLANT HERITAGE SITE

CLAYBANK BRICK PLANT HERITAGE SITE

Claybank Brick Plant hosted hundreds of visitors during its annual Heritage Day festival a week ago. You may still visit Claybank today or any other Sunday in summer. It's worth the drive. The Plant is a National Historic Site and a Provincial Heritage Site in Saskatchewan. This year, there...


ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE REALLY REPRESENTS MODERN TOURISM

ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE REALLY REPRESENTS MODERN TOURISM

We celebrated Tourism Week in Saskatchewan in June. This helps bring attention to Saskatchewan and the impact of tourism here. The tourism industry contributes significantly to the our economy. Travel expenditures in 2017 reached 2.37 billion dollars. There are about 3,200 tourism organizations...


LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AWARDS 2018

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AWARDS 2018

The 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Heritage Awards were presented at Government House in Regina by His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Malloy on Wednesday, June 13th. This annual event celebrates those projects that safeguard the Living Heritage of Saskatchewan. Recognition is given for the...


LEGACY PUBLICATIONS

LEGACY PUBLICATIONS

Margaret Hryniuk, Frank Korvemaker and Larry Easton have produced two coffee-table books relating to historic Saskatchewan buildings. Legacy of Stone focuses on stone buildings erected throughout the province. It was selected as the Book of the Year in the 2009 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Legacy...


GOVERNMENT HOUSE

GOVERNMENT HOUSE

Government House, 4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, is one of 52 Provincial Heritage Properties. It was commissioned in 1888, after the Territorial capital was moved by the federal government to Regina from Battleford. It was completed in 1891. The building's heritage value lies in its use as the...


SASKATCHEWAN ARCHIVES

SASKATCHEWAN ARCHIVES

At the City of Saskatoon Archives, they work to preserve and provide access to the historical records of the City as well as to those of historically significant individuals and organizations. Did you know that the Saskatoon area has been inhabited for at least 8,000 years. Remnants of the...