Here are a few examples of projects we have funded in the past.
The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation has partnered with several organizations in a number of different heritage initiatives, including:
- First Nations Central Burial Site
- Youth Heritage Fairs
- Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site
1. First Nations Central Burial Site
In 1998, the Government of Saskatchewan, in co-operation with various First Nations agencies, acquired land for the creation of the Central Burial Site. Located near Saskatoon, this site accommodates the reinternment of human remains and grave goods of ancient Aboriginal origin when the original grave site is not available or known. Partners in this important initiative include:
- Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
- Meewasin Valley Authority
- Ministry of Agriculture
- Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport
- Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Due to the sensitive nature of this issue, information on the specific location of the site is note available to the general public. On behalf of all partners, the Foundation and Meewasin Valley Authority ensure appropriate maintenance of the site.
2. Youth Heritage Fairs
The Heritage Fairs Program is a dynamic, interdisciplinary education initiative designed to encourage investigation into a local, Saskatchewan or Canadian hero, legend, milestone or achievement.
Saskatchewan students from grade four to eight develop heritage fair projects in their classrooms. Work on Heritage Fair projects promotes academic excellence, creative thinking and learning. Students compete in classroom or school heritage fairs and then advance through Regional Fairs to the Provincial Heritage Showcase.
3. Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site
Located west of Avonlea, the former Claybank Brick Plant was acquired by the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation through donation in 1992. During its years of operation (1912-1989), the complex produced both refractory (heat resistant) brick for various industrial uses through North America, as well as a variety of face brick used in the construction of homes and buildings across Saskatchewan and Canada.
The Claybank Brick Plant Historical Society provides support to the Foundation respecting this unique heritage site. The Society provides guided tours of the site during the summer months, as well as special programming for school groups. Promotion and program fundraising are also overseen by the Society.