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Campground and Walking Trail in Moose Jaw to be Named for Former Premier Lorne Calvert

Released on November 23, 2021

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan and the Wakamow Valley Authority announced the River Park Campground and a section of the River Park Walking Trail in Moose Jaw will be renamed the Lorne Calvert Campground and the Lorne Calvert Loop to honour the former Premier of Saskatchewan.

"Premier Calvert served not only the people of Moose Jaw but our entire province for over two decades," Premier Scott Moe said. "I'd like to thank him for his dedication to Saskatchewan and congratulate him on this fitting home town tribute."

"The Wakamow Valley Authority Board is very pleased to pay homage to one of Moose Jaw's most influential public figures," Wakamow Valley Authority General Manager Todd Johnson said. "It's a small gesture, but one we hope will carry on Premier Calvert's legacy for generations to come."  

An unveiling of new park signage reflecting these name changes is expected to take place in spring 2022.  

Born in Moose Jaw, Lorne Calvert served as MLA for Moose Jaw Wakamow (formerly Moose Jaw South) from 1986-1999. During this time, he served as Minister of Health and Minister of Social Services. In 2001, Calvert was elected MLA for Saskatoon Riversdale and served as Saskatchewan's 13th Premier until 2007.

"I am deeply grateful to the Wakamow Valley Authority and the Government of Saskatchewan for attaching my name to the campground and trail section in the Wakamow Valley," Calvert said. "This recognition in Wakamow is particularly meaningful for myself and our family.  

"Four generations of my family have grown up learning of life and God's creation within the valley. Betty and I, now with our children and grandchildren, have spent some of the happiest days of our lives camped in parks and campgrounds, including the Wakamow campground. I am very honoured to have these facilities in the Wakamow Valley bear my name."

Today's naming of the Lorne Calvert Campground and Lorne Calvert Loop is in keeping with the Government of Saskatchewan's Building/Landmark Dedication Policy. Under the policy, buildings or landmarks that do not already bear the name of a person can be named after former Premiers, except for the immediate past Premier. Other buildings and landmarks named under this policy to date include:  

  • the Allan Blakeney Adult Campus (formerly the Regina Public Schools Adult Campus);
  • the Grant Devine Lake and the Grant Devine Dam (reservoir and dam near Alameda);
  • the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (formerly the Saskatchewan Provincial Laboratory in Regina); and
  • the W. Ross Thatcher Building (main building at the Moose Jaw Campus of Saskatchewan Polytechnic).


For more information, contact:

Julie Leggott
Executive Council and Office of the Premier
Phone: 306-787-9619
Email: julie.leggott@gov.sk.ca

Alyssa Pittet
SaskBuilds and Procurement
Phone: 306-535-6761
Email: alyssa.pittet@gov.sk.ca

Todd Johnson
Wakamow Valley Authority
Moose Jaw
Email: wakamow.gm@sasktel.net

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