February 2012 SaskSecrets

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5th Annual - Heritage Week Public Lecture

February 23, 2012 - Saskatoon

The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed February 20-25, 2012, as Heritage Week throughout the province. Heritage Week is a great opportunity for Saskatchewanians to get involved and celebrate our unique history.

This year, the Heritage Conservation Branch is pleased to present the 5th Annual Public Heritage Lecture on Thursday, February 23, 2012, in Saskatoon.

This presentation, entitled "What Makes a Place Great: Culture, Heritage and Place-Making", will be delivered by Jennifer Keesmaat, who will speak to the importance of "quality of place" in building successful communities and the role that culture and heritage play in creating great places.

Ms. Keesmaat is an award winning urban planner with extensive experience managing complex planning projects internationally and across Canada. She led the development of Saskatoon’s Culture Plan, Regina’s Downtown Neighbourhood Plan and is currently guiding Regina’s new Official Community Plan.  

Discover why communities that have embraced their culture and heritage have become rewarding destinations for visitors and investors and cherished places to live, work and play.

To learn about Heritage Week in Saskatchewan, visit the Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport website

Image Credits: Moose Jaw Main Street (top right) – Bruce Dawson, Government of Saskatchewan. Copper Kettle on Scarth Street, Regina (top left) – Marvin Thomas, Government of Saskatchewan.