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Government of Saskatchewan Offers a "Wander-ful" Opportunity in 2018

Released on October 2, 2017

With more than 70,000 social media fans across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the Saskatchewanderer is a ‘must follow’ for many Saskatchewan residents and tourists.  As the program continues into 2018, Wanderer hopefuls can submit applications starting on Monday, October 2 at noon.

Andrew Hiltz - whose first name literally spells ‘wander’ - brought his own flavour to the program as the 2017 Saskatchewanderer.

“I’ve lost count of how many incredible people I’ve met and the sights around this province have continued to blow me away,” Hiltz said.  “I cannot express how grateful I am for the opportunity to have been a part of this program and wish I could rewind the clock to do it all over again.  Great year.  Great people.  Great job!”

The Saskatchewanderer program partners - Tourism Saskatchewan and the Ministries of Agriculture, Economy and Parks, Culture and Sport – have been thrilled with Andrew’s take on the role and are excited to support the next Wanderer as they showcase the best of living, working and playing in Saskatchewan through a whole new perspective.

“Tourism Saskatchewan is grateful to Andrew Hiltz for his hard work and dedication that have made the 2017 Saskatchewanderer program a resounding success,” Minister Responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan Steven Bonk said.  “Andrew capitalized on social media to share Saskatchewan stories through words, photographs and video, and spread the news that our province is a great place to live, work and visit.”

CAA Saskatchewan has been a proud supporter of the Saskatchewanderer program since its inception in 2011.  The Wanderer’s job of promoting Saskatchewan as the best place to live, work and play will continue to be supported by CAA through the Saskatchewanderer vehicle, gas vouchers and a valued CAA membership.

“We are pleased to return as the official sponsor of the Saskatchewanderer program,” CAA Saskatchewan President and CEO Fred Titanich said.  “The 2018 Saskatchewanderer will be safe and secure to enjoy the CAA membership rewards for travel, insurance, automotive, roadside assistance and more.  We thank Andrew Hiltz for the fantastic job he has done as the 2017 Wanderer and as an ambassador for CAA Saskatchewan.  We wish him the very best on his next journey.”

DirectWest, who joined as the program’s search partner in 2017, has also renewed their partnership for 2018.

“DirectWest is proud to remain the official search partner, continuing to help the Saskatchewanderer find what they’re looking for on the go with the Mysask411 Mobile App, mysask411.com and the SaskTel Phonebook,” DirectWest Vice President of Marketing Colin Savage said.  “As a digitally-focused Saskatchewan company, we are thrilled to support this great initiative that showcases all corners of our wonderful province online for everyone to enjoy.  We look forward to another year of unlocking and sharing Saskatchewan secrets by the next participant – someone sure to be as energetic as Andrew has been throughout 2017.”

Each applicant is required to shoot, edit and submit their own original video explaining why they should become the next Saskatchewanderer.  Applications will be accepted until noon on Friday, November 10, 2017 at www.saskatchewanderer.ca/apply.

Questions about the application process can be emailed to saskatchewandererofficial@gmail.com.

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For more information, contact:

Katrina Robinson
Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Phone: 306-787-3506
Email: katrina.robinson@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-550-5927

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