February 14, 2020

Family Day Fun At Government House

Discover What Family Time Was Like Before It Included Screens!

Go back in time this Family Day with historical games, crafts and activities at Government House.  Drop by between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, February 17 for traditions and family fun from over 100 years ago, including board games, puppet shows and snacks.

“Government House provides an exciting glimpse into the traditions and customs of the past,” Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Lori Carr said.  “These Family Day activities are a perfect opportunity for families to learn about Saskatchewan’s rich history, while having fun and spending quality time together.”

Between 10 a.m. and Noon and again from 1:30 to 3 p.m., vintage board games from Boards n’ Beanz café will be on-site to give families a taste of entertainment from the past.  Staff will be present to explain the rules of each game, share a history of the games and how they were played.

Puppet Theatre was a popular form of Victorian entertainment, and guests are invited to join Wide Open Children’s Theatre for a 20-minute puppet show.  Performances are scheduled for 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.  Admission is free of charge and guests are welcome to stay or come and go as they please.

About Government House and the Edwardian Gardens:

Government House is a Provincial Heritage Property and National Historic Site and is bursting with over 125 years’ worth of stories and history.  Government House provides visitors an accessible historic place to preserve, promote and celebrate Saskatchewan’s living heritage.  Government House is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.  Admission is free.