Heritage Regina Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

On June 12, 2024 at our Annual General Meeting, we were pleased to welcome four new members to our board of directors! Join us in welcoming Roxanne Korpan, Derek Wu, Leanne Tremblay, and Brynne Martin to the Heritage Regina team.

Roxanne Korpan 

Roxanne Korpan is a historian, researcher, dancer, gardener, and arts and culture enthusiast. Roxanne works as a senior researcher at an Indigenous-owned research and consulting firm, where she specializes in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation for a range of clients including non-profits, government agencies, private corporations, and academic institutions. As a historian, Roxanne researches the histories of colonialism, religion, and multiculturalism, as well as Anishinaabe history and culture (PhD, University of Toronto). She believes that preserving and learning from heritage is key to accurately understanding ourselves and where we have come from, paving the way for better relationships among the diverse communities found in Regina today. Roxanne can often be found catching a show at the Artesian or walking through Les Sherman Park and the Cathedral neighbourhood with her family and dog. Roxanne is serving as the secretary of the board of directors.

Derek Wu

Derek Wu is a proud Regina resident and is the founder and owner of Collaborative Construction Inc. Derek’s passion for construction has allowed him to grow an amazing team and spearhead a non-profit organization called Build Love, which brings the Regina community together by providing families with life-saving renovations. Born and raised in Regina, Derek is a second-generation Chinese Canadian, whose grandparents immigrated to Canada after World War One. His grandfather and father owned and operated the Sun Tea Room, a staple café and convenience store in Regina’s west end. A significant part of his application to the board was his desire to delve deeper into his family roots and to join hands with other Chinese families in uncovering more about these early Chinese immigrants. Derek is excited to join Heritage Regina’s board, and hopes to help preserve the legacy and stories of Regina’s immigrant community.  

Leanne Tremblay

Leanne Tremblay’s curiosity for heritage started at a young age while roadtripping with her family throughout North America. She wondered how she could grow up to work at such interesting historic sites and protected natures areas… and ultimately found a way! After working at several national parks and historic sites with Parks Canada, Leanne has returned to her hometown of Regina to continue working in heritage, education, and visitor experience. She currently works at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan and is excited to become involved in and further contribute to Regina’s heritage community. 


Brynne Martin

Brynne grew up riding horses and chasing cows on a cattle ranch north of Maple Creek, where her initial interest in history was piqued by stories told by oldtimers of the trials and tribulations of the first homesteaders. Her interest was further cemented by the eight summers she spent in the Cypress Hills working as an interpreter at Fort Walsh National Historic Site. She pursued her interest in prairie history academically at both the University of Regina and Wilfrid Laurier University. She eventually found her way into archival studies and received her MA at the University of Manitoba. She continues to learn and explore Saskatchewan’s history through her work at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan. As a Heritage Regina board member, Brynne is excited to become involved in and contribute to Regina’s heritage community.