This pictorial essay was commissioned by Heritage Regina and originated as a result of an e-mail from Jeannie Mah, a Regina-based ceramic artist and Board Member of the Architectural Heritage Society of Saskatchewan. On October 30, 2015 Jeannie reported that an application for demolition of the Simpsons-Sears Warehouse had been received by the City of […]
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Evolution of Simpson’s as documented in Henderson’s Regina Directories The following entries are taken from Henderson’s Regina Directories. While the Directories are an excellent source for research information, the data is not always up-to-date or fully accurate, and often entries are a year late, as the annual updates were undertaken before people moved into the […]
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 […]
City council has approved municipal heritage status for the Regina Indian Industrial School cemetery on September 26, 2016 with councillors voting unanimously in favour of the designation. An unknown number of students died at the residential school, and as many as 40 are believed to be buried in the cemetery, located near Pinkie Road and […]
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 […]
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Heritage Regina is a group of dedicated volunteers who strive to preserve and protect sites of historical, cultural or architectural significance in Regina. Through educational programming, stewardship and advocacy, Heritage Regina creates an awareness of the community’s shared stories and of the importance of heritage in sustaining the culture and identity of the city.