Heritage Regina was founded in 1977 by local residents anxious to preserve the historic buildings and sites that are part of our collective memory as a city.
While building partnerships with the City of Regina, Heritage Saskatchewan, Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, the Civic Museum and others, Heritage Regina works to raise awareness and appreciation for the value of heritage and its importance for sustaining the culture and identity of the city.
Our advocacy work helps to ensure that buildings and sites of heritage and/or architectural significance are protected and preserved. Our Liaison Committee meets regularly with the City Heritage Branch and board members participate in community consultations on items like Infill Housing Guidelines and the restoration of Confederation Park. Members will also lobby the city in support of alternatives for significant heritage buildings at risk.
Stewardship work includes providing expertise on building materials, site line conservation and building design. Evidence of this work can be seen on at the Diocese of Qu’Appelle site and on the Normal School Building (Sound Stage). Heritage Regina members also assist with research to support applications for Heritage Status.
Our education programming, including summer walking tours and the Winter Lecture Series, are designed to not only inform the public but to build the next generation of Heritage advocates. Heritage Regina’s future work includes expanding the knowledge of Intangible Cultural Heritage, revive traditions and experiences of our past and create opportunities to share these in our community.