The Museum Board Members welcome a new manager, Gary Provencher. Gary, a retired conservation officer with volunteer experience at other museums in Saskatchewan, lives at Elk Ridge and will begin duties next spring. We thank our retiring manager, Leslie, who tells us she will continue to help the museum as a volunteer.
The Waskesiu Heritage Museum board is proud to contribute the proceeds of the 2017 Yard Sale to the Waskesiu Recreation Association’s (WRA) mini golf project. Pictured here is Past President Don Ravis presenting a cheque for $1500 to Chair Derwin Arnstead of the Waskesiu Foundation, who is a partner on the Waskesiu Recreation Renewal initiative. Thanks to everyone who donated … Read More
As this summer winds down, we look ahead to the next one. The Museum will be hiring a manager and two student guides for summer 2018. We invite people interested in the manager position to contact us now. Students interested in the guide positions may ask questions now but we will not be hiring until early spring. Please consider employment … Read More
Many thanks to Mitchell Jones who joined us at our booth at the Lakeside Festival. Mitchell is carrying on the fine, old tradition of making fishing lures like other Waskesiu seasonal residents before him. He demonstrated making jigs similar to the one shown here. Visit his website to see a video of him handcrafting a jig: http://genuinelures.com/ Visit the museum … Read More
While you are enjoying the music on the Lakeside Festival grounds this weekend, come and find the Waskesiu Heritage Museum’s booth. We’ll have tasty treats for sale! Children can make grandma’s version of a fidget spinner, a button spinner. You can try on one of our artifacts – a Cowichan or siwash sweater. These sweaters were so common in past … Read More
Many folks are jealous of this happy winner, Grant M. from Saskatoon, who picked up the beautiful Canada 150 kayak. Happy paddling Grant! Once again, thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. There is no charge to visit the museum so we count on the proceeds from our annual raffle to finance our operations.
Join us for coffee and chat in the camp kitchen on our museum grounds to meet new friends and share Waskesiu memories. 10:00 Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The Recreation Hall, decorated in Canada 150 red and white, was the scene of a lively gathering of volunteers. Vice President Myrna thanked all the volunteers for their contributions to the Museum this summer. We couldn’t operate without our wonderful volunteers. Special guests included former board members and Parks Canada staff. Special recognition went to long time Board Members Herve … Read More
The lucky winner of the beautiful Canada 150 kayak is Grant Marshak from Saskatoon. Congratulations, Grant! Tickets sold out so early this year that the draw was made at Heritage Day on Saturday, August 12. Thanks to everyone who supported the Museum by purchasing raffle tickets.