History of the Road 2014 Tours Schedule
Tour #1 – June 18-22, 2014 – A Cultural Tour of Saskatchewan
This tour will concentrate on two aspects of Saskatchewan’s culture that have over the years played an important part in the daily lives of many families -singing and art. In partnership with the Saskatchewan Choral Federation, you can join a group of choral music enthusiasts to practise and perform in several venues. The tour will also visit well known and unique art galleries in the western half of the province, such as the Schurniak Gallery in Assiniboia, Sagebrush Galley north of Leader, Imhoff Gallery near St. Walburg and the Sapp Gallery in North Battleford.
We are pleased to announce that the Choir Director for this tour will be Dr. Victoria Meredith, from Western University in London, ON. In addition to her work at Western University, Dr. Meredith maintains an active career as a guest conductor, workshop clinician and adjudicator. She has guest-conducted choirs across Canada, in the United States and abroad including the 2010 National Youth Choir of Canada. We are sure that those tour participants which want to actively engage in the choral aspects of this tour will find Victoria to be both a knowledgeable and refreshing choir director.
Tour #2 – July 18-20, 2014 – Canoeing in Saskatchewan
This tour was cancelled last year due to flooding effects on the South Saskatchewan River. Optimistic that 2014 will bring good paddling, SHFS presents this tour that starts near Clark’s Crossing with the destination being Fort a la Corne. Stops include Batoche National historic Site and Petit Ville, a former Metis community and South Branch House. Each canoe will have an accomplished canoeist and overnight accommodation will be in a hotel in Prince Albert.
Tour #3 – August 21-24, 2014 – Exploring Central Saskatchewan
Covering the central portion of Saskatchewan, stops will include the flour mill in Esterhazy, Touchwood Hills Provincial Historic Park, Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary, Danceland at Manitou Lake, Gardiner Dam, cruising Lake Diefenbaker and the Herschel petroglyphs.
Tour #4 – September 8-18, 2014 – Canada’s Newest Province
Newfoundland and Labrador will be celebrating their 65th anniversary of joining Confederation. The tour starts with a flight to St. John’s and a visit to the area. Then the rest of the province will be toured by motorcoach, including highlights like Gros Morne National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and L’Anse aux Meadows (the first European settlement in North America). Departure to Saskatchewan will be from Deer Lake, Newfoundland.
Since this tour involves air travel, we provide you with flight details to help you with your planning:
September 8th – depart from Saskatoon at 6:00 a.m.; depart from Regina at 6:30 a.m. Arrive in St. John’s, NFLD via Toronto at 4:30 p.m.
September 18th – depart from Deer Lake, NFLD at 5:00 p.m. Arrive Regina via Halifax & Toronto at 11:30 p.m.; arrive Saskatoon via Halifax & Toronto at 11:50 p.m.
Please note that changes may occur as we proceed with detailed planning. The tour summaries listed above are not a complete list of sites visited. Additional points of interest will be included.
A minimum 10% deposit must accompany your registration. The full price of the tour must be paid 10 days before tour departure.
- The tour prices are all-inclusive! All costs associated with these tours are included in the prices, such as transportation, accommodation, meals, coffee breaks, site entrance fees and GST.
- Time and place of pickup points will be provided with your detailed tour itinerary. The itineraries will be issued three weeks prior to each departure date.
- To be eligible for the SHFS Member reduced price, a membership may be purchased for $30 per year.
For a printable Tour registration form to mail in, click 2014 tour registration form.
Printed Tour brochures are available if you wish to help promote Saskatchewan and our great tours. To have a Brochure/Registration Form sent to you please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-919-9437 or 306-780-9204 (Regina). You can also fax us at 306-780-9489.