Thursday, April 14, 2011
Main Street Program a Reality by ahsk.ca
The Ministery of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport will soon introduce a new Main Street program that should help revitalize some historic community centres in Saskatchewan. Three-year, cost-shared funding will be provided in 2011-12 to four communities selected through a competitive process.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
New Director Elected by ahsk.ca
Richard W. Hiebert of North Battleford was elected as a new Director of the Architectural Heritage Society at its annual meeting in Yorkton on March 26th. Mr. Hiebert served 36 years in public education, 20 of those as a high school principal. He has undergraduate degrees in education and history and both a Masters and a Ph.D in educational administration. Mr. Hiebert sits on the City of North Battleford's standing committee on parks, recreation, culture and heritage and is a member of the Battlefords North West Hitorical Society.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
More Dollars for Heritage Foundation by ahsk.ca
We are grateful to see the provincial government has increased funding in its new budget for the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation to $504,000. This will make about 57 percent more dollars available for meaningful local heritage projects across the province in 2011-12. The Foundation plays a very important role in heritage preservation. Read about the Foundation's program right here: http://www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/SHF
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
It is WORTH Reading by ahsk.ca
The fourth edition, Spring 2011, of WORTH magazine is in the mail with stories about the Borden Hotel, Humboldt Public School, University of Regina (College Avenue campus), Moose Jaw Heritage Awards, and centennial of the Saskatchewan Association of Architects. Our plan to increase distribution of WORTH by free circulation is pushing us onward. We printed 2,400 copies of the magazine this quarter compared with 400 of the first edition, issued when we initiated our new magazine last June. Our phone rings daily with requests for WORTH. Subscribe today.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Partners in Preservation by ahsk.ca
The Architecural Heritage Society provides matching grant funding to member community-based organizations and institutions to help offset the cost of publications and meetings related to preservation of built heritage. The Society provided seven thousand matching dollars in 2010. Among recipients were the Brier Rose Cultural Centre at Briercrest, the Battlefords North-West Historical Society, the Saskatoon Heritage Society, the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) in Prince Albert, and SIAST in Moose Jaw.
The floating church finds a new home at Newport Landing, Nova Scotia. Photo: Mike Dembeck, The Canadian Press
CNR Station, Melville, SK
Constructed in 1908. Photo: Melville Advance