February 04, 2019

Archives Week Celebrated Through Stories and Documents

Journeys of newcomers to Canada will be celebrated as the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists (SCAA) join to celebrate Archives Week from February 3-9.

“Archives Week provides an excellent opportunity to showcase the rich history of our province, and to hear the stories of new Canadians building their lives here, past and present,” Minister Responsible for the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan Ken Cheveldayoff said.

One of the key events for the week New to Town: Newcomer Reflections Then and Now takes place the evening of February 6 at the Bushwakker Brewpub in Regina.  The night features speakers discussing their journey to Canada and Saskatchewan, with readings and excerpts of documents from the past.

“The Provincial Archives enjoys partnering with other archives during this week,” Provincial Archivist Linda McIntyre said.  “The records featured in these events are only a snapshot of all that archives have to offer to the people of the province.”

The Regina event highlights archival resources from the Provincial Archives, the City of Regina Archives, and the University of Regina Archives.  Speakers for the evening include Sarah Mills, News Director at 980 CJME Radio; Frank Korvemaker, Archivist, Archaeologist, and Construction Historian; Livia Castellanos, Associate Vice-President (International), University of Regina; and Dr. Faycal Haggui, Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety.

“We are especially excited this year to see so many events planned for Archives Week and to support archival institutions in promoting our province’s history,” SCAA President Jeremy Mohr said.

Other events are being held in communities across the province, including Cut Knife, Humboldt, LaRonge, Lloydminster, Melfort, North Battleford, Prince Albert, St. Isidore-de-Bellevue, Shaunavon, Swift Current, Wilcox and many more.

To learn more about the many activities taking place throughout the province, please visit http://www.scaa.sk.ca/public-awareness/archives-week/.