In June 2014, I was appointed to the board of the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation.
I’ve just returned from my first board meeting, and it is a pleasure to be a part of this board. Working with groups all across the province, the foundation is committed to preserving Saskatchewan’s heritage. Some of the recent examples of heritage support from this board include revitalizing the Melfort Post Office, several projects in Maple Creek, and ongoing support for the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current.
We visited both Maple Creek and Swift Current to see some of the amazing work, and stayed for some fine country entertainment in Maple Creek at the armory, the rink, and at several venues downtown.
The board hosted a public event in Swift Current this past Saturday night. I particularly enjoyed visiting with museum board members from Kyle, Saskatchewan. With several heritage buildings, their board is looking for help. My ears perked up when they said they had the old Red Cross Outpost Hospital from Tuberose. As a student of the outpost hospital movement, I’ll be sure to stop in next time I get a chance.
Here’s to the effort and energy of so many Saskatchewan volunteers and organizations, working to preserve and uphold Saskatchewan’s heritage.