Entries by Heritage Regina

A Regina Landmark Bids Farewell

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 […]

Heritage Regina Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting April 11, 2017 We want to welcome all current members and potential new members to attend Heritage Regina’s 41st Annual General Meeting on April 11th at Knox Metropolitan United Church, 2340 Victoria Ave. Regina at 7:00pm. Refreshments will be provided. Please note that only current 2017-18 members will be eligible […]

Robert Simpson Company Warehouse, 1050 Broad Street

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 […]

Henderson’s Directories Extracts: 1916-2000

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 receives national tourism award

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.

Saskatchewan receives Canada 150 funding

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 […]

Sask students receive awards for heritage videos

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. […]

Bill for heritage tax credits introduced in parliament

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 […]

Living traditions explored

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 […]