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Colonization Road: Free film

Free film Wednesday March 21 at the Broadway Theatre
Saskatchewan Intercultural Association presents the 6th annual Reel to Real Anti-Racism Film Festival, featuring “Colonization Road” followed by a panel of speakers.

Synopsis: In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”

*Free popcorn for everyone in attendance!
6:00pm Doors open
6:45pm Welcome and Introduction
7:00pm Film begins
8:00pm Performance by Curtis Peeteetuce, Followed by Panel Discussion
9:00pm Conclusion

Culture Days 2017

Friday September 29 – Sunday October 1, 2017

Millions of Canadians engage in thousands of free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations and municipalities in communities across Canada. From Nunavut to New Brunswick, and from British Columbia to Baffin Island – and all points in between – we share all the inspiration, artistry, creativity and expression that reflects the mosaic of Canadian culture.

As a leading national voice for an active and engaged cultural life, we provide marketing and industry development resources that lead to greater cultural engagement. The Culture Days national awareness campaign culminates in a three-day celebration of the arts starting on the last Friday of September.

What We Do
Every Culture Days weekend features thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities where the public can discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, architects, curators, designers and other creative professionals in their communities.

With thousands of activities promoted through culturedays.ca, our digital channels, and national media partnerships, we drive a multi-level national awareness campaign designed to inspire and catalyze greater public arts participation in all Canadian communities.

Culture Days is a collaborative initiative that welcomes public participation. Everyone has a part to play in Culture Days whether you’re already passionate about the arts or interested in discovering something new.


Living Traditions

Living Traditions – the link between intangible cultural heritage and community development

Dale Jarvis is a Newfoundlander and he is the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Development Officer for Newfoundland and Labrador. Dale will be giving a FREE lecture at the U of S (open to the public) on understanding ICH and folklore. In this special lecture, Dale Jarvis will give examples of why folklore and ICH is at the heart of local life; explain how safeguarding intangibles can contribute to more vibrant and engaged communities; and demonstrate the links between intangible heritage and community development. FREE. Open to the public.

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) includes our community’s living cultural traditions, those ways of speaking, doing things, and understanding of our local environment that shape who we are and how we view ourselves in the world.

Monday, September 26
7:00 pm
U of S, Arts Building, Room 214

Co-facilitated by Dale Jarvis and Kristin Catherwood, this workshop will provide you with tools to help you discover and celebrate your community’s unique stories and practices.
September 26 & 27 – Wanuskewin, Saskatoon
Workshops will be held from 9:30am – 4:30pm each day.
Registration is required:
Fee: $50/person
To register: saskmuseums.org/programs

Dale Jarvis is the ICH Development Officer for Newfoundland and Labrador, the first provinciallyfunded folklorist position in Canada. A tireless promoter of local culture, he works with tradition bearers, towns, heritage associations, museums, and archives to safeguard intangible cultural heritage and diverse traditions.
Kristin Catherwood is the ICH Development Officer for Heritage Saskatchewan a folklorist, storyteller and historian. Born and raised on a century family farm near Ceylon, Saskatchewan Kristin has an MA in Folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is a long-time volunteer in her local community. She has a special interest in rural community sustainability and prairie folklore.

Imagine Culture Photo Contest

This year’s theme: Cultures within us and around us.

Snap a photo that explores the cultural traditions in your family, school, or community. Tell us your image’s story in a short caption (200 words max). Think about your favourite food, a treasured object, a family photo album, buildings in your neighbourhood, local festivals, or even just look in the mirror – what stories of cultural heritage are told by these people, places and things?

Think about the following:
– How do we express culture in our daily lives here in Canada?
– Have you shared in someone else’s culture or traditions? Tell us about that experience.
– Is there an immigration story in your family, amongst your friends, or in your community that you can share?
– Canada has been a place where different cultures have come together for hundreds of years. Is there a historical cultural moment you can share?
– Why should we try to learn about cultures different than our own? How can it help us fight racism and discrimination? Is there an example you can share from your community?

What do we accept?
– Original photography accompanied by a 200-word caption (max.) in English or French
– For elementary students (Kindergarten to Grade 6), we accept poster or photo submissions.

What’s the deadline?
Contest entries will be accepted online from December 3, 2015 at 12:00:01 AM (ET) to March 31, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Pacific Time).

Who can enter?
– Elementary groups (Grades K to 6):
– Intermediate students (Grades 7 to 9, sec. I to III in QC):
– Senior students (Grades 10 to 12, sec. IV to V in QC)
– Young Adults (ages 18 to 29, non-students and students alike)


A storytelling initiative of Historica Canada, Passages Canada volunteers share their personal accounts of cultural identity and heritage on-line in our multimedia Story Archive and in person with schools and community groups.

Since 2002, over 900 speakers have created dialogue on Canada’s rich diversity with over 250,000 youth and adults, as we continue to build understanding and respect for Canada’s shared history and values.

Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month

March is Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month!

In 1966, The United Nations declared March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in commemoration of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre in South Africa when peaceful demonstrators against apartheid were wounded and killed. In 1990, City Council proclaimed March as Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month in the City of Saskatoon.

Join us! The Cultural Diversity & Race Relations Committee presents “Living in Harmony” awards to recognize local organizations or individuals for their efforts in promoting intercultural harmony. The winners will be announced at a public “Living in Harmony” Awards Ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2016, Tommy Douglas Collegiate (130 Bowlt Crescent). More information can be found here.

Art Trek

Art Trek is a self-guided tour of eight Saskatoon artist studios featuring 60 painters, printmakers, weavers, glass artists and sculptors who aim to promote art within Saskatoon.

In 2012, five artist groups collaborated to promote an urban art tour in the heart of Saskatoon. Now in its fourth year, Art Trek 2015 will feature nine artist studios and collectives.

Friday, June 12th, 5 – 10 pm & Saturday, June 13th, 10 – 5 pm

The Mix Artist Collective Artists (212 20th St West): Debbie Rumpel, Bridget Aitken, Ann Donald, Muveddet Al-Katib, Brenda Kennedy, Paul Denham, Brent McGovern. Jacqueline Miller, Elizabeth Yonza, Christine Devrome, Rick Pollock, Elisabeth Miller, Robert Miller, Paula Cooley

Studio on 20th (236A 20th St W): Jane Harington, Miranda Jones, Carol Wylie, Amira Wasfy, Bridget Aitken, Jan Corcoran, Nicki Ault, Karen Maquire, Kathy Bradshaw, Brenda Kennedy, Ann Donald

Artists’ Workshop (Grace-Westminster United Church, 505 10th St. East): Virginia Beaubier, Valerie Borycki, Margaret Bremner, Lou Chrones, Kathryn Green, Lorraine Khachatourians, Karen Maguire, Val Miles, Valerie Munch, Eva Peters-Kooy, Gail Prpick, Kathleen Slavin, Marilyn Weiss

330 Design Group (330 Avenue G South): M. Craig Campbell, Daryl Richardson, Paula Cooley, James Korpan, Dale Hicks, Ken Wilkinson

TAG -Textile Artist Group (Grace -Westminster United Church, lower level): Gwen Klypak, June Jacobs, Alison Phillips, Annie Wall

Studio Five (5th floor Charter House Building, 331 1st Ave. N.): Nora Jacek, Tyson Atkings, Jinzhe Cui, Alana Unruh, Ania Slusarczyk, Audra Balion, Jeff Chief, Valerie Poulin

Lauriston Street Studios (510 Lauriston St.): Paul Denham, Louisa Ferguson, Gerogia Horsley, Sandy Lendingham, Louise Struder

The Artist’s Loft (617 Main Street East)

BAM (229 20th Street W)

This is going to be THE weekend in Saskatoon for art lovers! Take the studio tour at your own pace to discover some of Saskatoon’s finest artists.


PotashCorp Children’s Festival & Sunset Party

Come to the PotashCorp Children’s Festival and the ‘Sunset Party’ on Saturday June 6th.

The Festival runs June 5th-7th in Kiwanis park and there is an abundance of exciting and entertaining performances, activities and games for children of all ages to enjoy. In addition, the Sunset Party is a totally free event happening after the normal Festival hours on Saturday night. While most of the Site Activities will be closed, there will be a free live music on the Activity Stage, as well as outside events like slacklining and the giant Earth ball, and a Fire Show at 9pm, featuring fire hula hooping and juggling! The two shows that will be running during the Sunset Party are Think Bigg at 6pm and The Little Prince at 8pm.

Please visit www.potashcorpchildrensfestival.com if you have any questions.

Doors Open Saskatoon – June 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015; Noon – 5PM

Peek behind doors of Saskatoon’s most interesting buildings!

Doors Open Saskatoon is part of an international tradition that began in Scotland in 1990. This one-day event started in Saskatoon in 2005, and offers a chance to peek behind the doors of approximately 20 of Saskatoon’s most interesting buildings. Many buildings provide guided tours, special exhibits, displays, or performances. Although appreciation of our built heritage is an important outcome of the event, the buildings chosen represent interesting examples of both historical and contemporary architecture in Saskatoon. This year’s event is proudly supported by the Saskatoon Heritage Society, City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon, Meewasin, and the Saskatchewan Association of Architects.

This event only takes place every second year, and is one of the few city-wide events that encourages, supports, and engages the people of Saskatoon in the appreciation and valuation of the diverse built cultural history that the city has to offer. The free event is accessible to all, since Saskatoon Transit is also offering free bus service all day on Sunday, June 7. Pick up your button at select locations starting on May 11:
• City Hall (222 3rd Avenue North)
• Meewasin (402 3rd Avenue South)
• Saskatoon Transit (23rd Street Bust Mall)
• Tourism Saskatoon (#101 – 202 4th Avenue North)

Website: http://www.doorsopensaskatoon.com

Empyreal Building (Brainsport)
Grace-Westminster United Church
Kindrachuk Agrey Architects
Marr Residence
Nutana Collegiate
St. Joseph Church

A. L. Cole Pumphouse
Christ Church Anglican
City of Saskatoon Bus Barns
City of Saskatoon Fire Hall No. 1
Studio 914 (La Troupe du Jour)
The 525
The Underground Café
Westmount Community School
Village Guitar Amp & Co.

Affinity Credit Union (Wilson School)

Affinity Credit Union
Capitol Music Club
Delta Bessborough
Drinkle Building
Saskatoon Police Service
St. John’s Cathedral

Bottomley House
Diefenbaker Canada Centre
Little Stone School House
The Observatory
Superintendent’s Residence

Heritage Festival of Saskatoon

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Western Development Museum
2610 Lorne Avenue
Noon – 5:00 pm


The 2015 Heritage Festival of Saskatoon will celebrate the youth of Saskatoon and area with the theme Young Saskatoon on Sunday, February 1, 2015, 12 – 5 pm at the Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue.

Come explore the rich diversity of Saskatoon from past to present through the variety of heritage and multi-cultural themed displays & interactive exhibits throughout the museum.

Join in the opening parade! Chat with our exhibitors or get answers to your questions. Try your hand at old-time activities or brush up on your “home skills”. Play a game. Learn more about the cultural landscape of Saskatoon. Hands-on activities & demonstrations are offered throughout the afternoon. Entertainment on two stages features performances by fantastic performers, children’s entertainers, and musicians. Free Admission to the Museum and Festival.

The Heritage Festival of Saskatoon gratefully acknowledges the financial sponsorship of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Lotteries, Information Services Corporation, and SaskTel.

We appreciate the in kind sponsorship of the Western Development Museum, Meewasin, SaskTel Mendel Art Caravan, ProPrint, SCYAP, The Giggle Factory, and The Flag Shop.

We are thankful for the media sponsorship of the Saskatoon Media Group, 98COOL, CJWW, The Bull, and Planet S.

Website: Heritage Festival of Saskatoon