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Saskatoon History Review No. 32 Launch – January 25th

Join the Saskatoon Heritage Society for the launch of Saskatoon History Review No. 32 on Wednesday, January 25th at 7pm with contributors Cheryl AveryGwen Wright (not pictured), David GearyKen Pontikes, and Jeff O’Brien, who is also our guest host for the evening.

The Saskatoon Heritage Society is proud to bring you a new issue of the Society’s annual journal Saskatoon History Review No. 32 2022. Once again we have a variety of articles and many photographs. Cheryl Avery of the University Archives brings us stories and pictures from the early days of the University Farm and its iconic stone barn. Gwen Wright, owner of Houghton Boston Printers, the Society’s printer, recounts the proud history of the company’s “100 year journey of printing on the prairies”. Join David Geary on a nostalgic photographic trip, remembering Saskatoon’s drive-in restaurants and theatres. Ken Pontikes tells the story of the rise and fall of Saskatoon’s social gambling clubs. And finally, Jeff O’Brien, City of Saskatoon Archivist, brings to life the history of Saskatoon’s Immigration Hall, once referred to as “a semblance of home”. Who said local history wasn’t interesting!

The event will be hosted live in the Travel Alcove, and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. The video will remain available for viewing thereafter. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events at McNally Robinson.

Interested in Becoming a Saskatoon Heritage Society Board Member?

Do you have an interest in Saskatoon’s history and heritage?

Do you love old buildings and local history?

Do the stories and people from Saskatoon’s past intrigue you?

Are you fired up when you see something old and cool about to be torn down?

Better yet, do you cheer, when an old building is brought back to life?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, please consider applying to be a Board member with the Saskatoon Heritage Society.

We cherish our historic places, working hard to protect them, and encourage an appreciation of our own history through regular and special programming, publications and special events.

Send us your name along with a few sentences expressing your interest. Tell us a bit about yourself and your experience, and any skills you might be able to offer.

Any and all members of the Saskatoon and area community are welcome.

We invite…

  • Students, professionals, newcomers and those who care about their community;

  • Young members looking to build their resumes;

  • Working adults who are fired up and looking for a place to put their passions to good use;

  • And, seniors whose knowledge and past experience will be invaluable in informing our work in the future.

  For more information or to send in your interest please contact:

The Saskatoon Heritage Society at saskatoonheritagesociety@gmail.com

Or call or text Lenore at 306-222-8481 for more information.