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Heritage Festival

Heritage Festival of Saskatoon
Explore Saskatoon and area’s rich heritage at the annual Heritage Festival of Saskatoon on Sunday, February 5th at the Western Development Museum.

This fun family event runs noon to 5 pm with live entertainment, games, costumes and more! Over 40 historical and cultural organizations gather in celebration of Canada’s 150th. Free admission to the Festival and Museum. Free parking.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th, we have chosen this year’s theme as 1867-2017, Moosewoods to Metropolis, Moving Forward:

One hundred and fifty years ago this place we call Saskatoon was emerging within a new land called Canada. To the east was the Moose Woods, home to an indigenous population who would play a significant role in the early settlement of Saskatoon and beyond. Chief Whitecap and John Lake would emerge as significant leaders paving the way to the diverse metropolis of the greater Saskatoon of today. Happy 150th Canada!

There’s lots to be entertained with at the festival:
Boomtown Stage:
• 12:30 pm Opening Ceremonies featuring the 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums
• 1:00 pm Holosy Ukrainian Choir
• 2:00 pm James Steele
• 3:00 pm Back of the Bus
• 4:00 pm Saskatoon Blues Showcase: BC Read and the Band of Some Renown

Family Stage in Butler Byers Century Hall:
• 12:20 pm Opening Parade Begins featuring the 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums
• 1:00 pm Junior Folk Dancers: Chinese, German, Bangla, Russian
• 2:00 pm Saskatoon Youth Orchestra
• 3:10 pm Saskatoon International Folk Dance Club
• 3:45 pm Hoop-Dee-Doo with the Hula Hoopster Talks in the Education Room:
• 1 pm Heritage documentary film, Lives & Letters – Moosewoods to Broadway, with introduction by filmmaker Jack Walton
• 2 pm Jeff O’Brien: “Saskatoon: Temperance Colony to Prairie City”
• 3 pm Bonnie Dahl “A 1919 Northern Saskatchewan Holiday”

For more information call the Western Development Museum at 306-931-1910 or visit www.heritagefestivalofsaskatoon.com.

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
FREE


2-Day WORKSHOPS
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.

Heritage Festival of Saskatoon

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Noon – 5:00 pm

Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue
Free Admission

The 2016 Heritage Festival of Saskatoon will celebrate Saskatoon’s rich entertainment heritage with the theme Entertaining Saskatoon on Sunday, February 7, 2016, 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.

Hosting an exhibit at the festival is a wonderful opportunity to promote interest in, and knowledge of, our city’s history and to showcase your organization. Last year’s attendance surpassed 2800 people.

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

We appreciate the in kind sponsorship of the Western Development Museum, Meewasin, SaskTel Remai Modern 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, CFCR, and Planet S.

heritagefestivalofsaskatoon.com

Doors Open Saskatoon – Volunteers Needed!

Doors Open Saskatoon – Join us! Get involved and volunteer!

Have some fun and volunteer on Sunday, June 7 from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM or 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Help us help the people of Saskatoon to appreciate our built heritage!

If you or any of your friends, family, coworkers are interested in getting involved in this event – please direct them to register online here http://surveymonkey.com/s/DOSYXEvolunteer or have them email Megan, the Doors Open Saskatoon 2015 Coordinator, at morr@onpurpose.ca for more information.

Anyone who registers by this Friday, May 29 will be entered to win a draw prize!

Heritage Festival of Saskatoon

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

FREE ADMISSION

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