Take a walk through some of Regina’s most historic locations and discover the rich heritage of the province’s capital city. Our guided tours are offered throughout the summer, last approximately 2 hours, and are free (suggested donation of $10). Over the next few weeks, we will be finalizing the schedule for our summer tours. […]
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Take a step back in time on January 18 and enjoy the first instalment of the 2018 Winter Lecture Series presented by Heritage Regina supported by the Civic Museum of Regina. A century ago, with our flourishing farms and urban centers, there was a high demand for new homes. Designers and skilled trades people were […]
Suddenly on March 8, 2017, and as a result of a tragic fire, the Travellers Building passed at the age of 88. She had been neglected for some time and in poor health. Designed by architects Storey and Van Egmond in 1929 she played an important role in the commercial development of the city of […]
Wanuskewin Heritage Park received the National Aboriginal (Indigenous) Cultural Tourism Award, sponsored by the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada. Located outside of Saskatoon, the national historic site has been a gathering place for more than 6,000 years and is the longest continually operating archaeological excavation site in Canada. Read more.
Heritage Canada last week announced the first Saskatchewan recipients of Canada 150 funding. SaskCulture’s multi-partner project, Resilience and Respect: Canada 150 and Beyond, was among the 19 projects announced. A $400,000 grant will help a new partnership, made up of several Saskatchewan cultural groups, will build new and respectful relationships between Canada’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous […]
From Nov. 26-29, twenty-six students from across Canada met in Ottawa for Canada’s History Society’s 3rd Annual Young Citizens Youth Forum. Two winners from each province and territory were selected based on video projects that they completed as part of 2016 Heritage Fairs. Our Saskatchewan winners were Colby Hough of Eston, and Regina’s Ellery Nelson. […]
From The Heritage Trust: Today, a Private Member’s Bill to create tax credits for rehabilitation of historic places was tabled in the House by Peter van Loan (Conservative critic for Canadian Heritage and National Historic Sites). Bill C-323 is designed to limit the destruction of Canada’s heritage buildings, and encourage rehabilitation of properties in the […]
A series of workshops in three Saskatchewan locations, as well as lectures in Regina and Saskatoon, will explore the concept of intangible cultural heritage and community engagement. 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 […]
Dr. Bill Brennan is teaching a course called “Exploring Regina’s History” at the Lifelong Learning Centre, College Avenue Campus, University of Regina this fall. Each class will run from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and there will be plenty of class discussion. “One of the joys of teaching at the Lifelong Learning Centre is that the students are […]
Heritage Regina made a presentation to City Council on July 26, recommending that an application to develop a four-storey apartment complex at Elphinstone St. and 13th Ave. be denied. At the end of a marathon session of public presentations, the majority of city councillors agreed. “Projects like these should not be rubber stamped because it […]