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Upcoming Society Events

 SHFS Annual Conference will be held in Regina on June 12-13, 2015  Click here for details

Walking the NWMP Trail

Dr. Matthew Anderson (Concordia University) and SHFS Board Member Hugh Henry, will ‘pilgrimage’ along the NWMP Trail this summer. The walk will begin at Wood Mountain Post Historical Site on July 18th and is scheduled to be completed at Fort Walsh on August 7th.  Here is a link to Dr. Anderson’s blog about the walk.

The event is an opportunity to reflect on how the activities of the 1870s and later, impact First Nation and Metis lives and lead to the transformation of the land through settlement.The public is invited to join any part of this pilgrimage. A daily itinerary will be posted on this website as it is available. Below are the route maps so far determined:

Trail walk – July 17-18 Trail walk – July 19 map Trail walk – July 20 map

Trail walk – July 19 map

Trail walk – July 20 map

SHFS Members are invited to a special day of heritage activities on Saturday, August 1, in Eastend. There will be guided tours of archaeology and geology/paleontology sites and points of interest in and around Eastend. A supper and guest presentation is also being planned.

 * Garrett Wilson, author of Frontier Farewell: The 1870s and the End of the Old West will be presenting “NWMP Trek West” at the SHFS Annual Conference in Regina.  This is free and open to the public and will be held in the Emerald A Room at the Executive Royal Hotel (4025 Albert St.) at approximately 7:30 p.m.  Click here for more information about the conference.

 

 Provincial Heritage Fair in Regina

The Provincial Heritage Fair will take place on Wednesday, June 3rd at Government House. The public is invited to view the students’ projects from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Students from grades 4 to 8 created their Heritage Fair projects through their classrooms. Each project included a written report, visual display, and an oral presentation. Students answered questions from judges about their topic and their experience creating the project. The top students were selected at the regional fairs to represent at the prestigious Provincial Heritage Fair.

For more information on the Heritage Fairs program, please contact Katherine Gilks at kgilks@heritagesask.ca or visit heritagesask.ca/heritage-fair

                

 

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