Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

November 14, 2005 06:00 ET

Library and Archives Canada: Saskatchewan Takes Centre Stage In The Nation's Capital

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 14, 2005) - Ottawa welcomes some of Saskatchewan's finest singers, dancers, artists, authors and actors this week as celebrations marking the province's centennial get under way.

"From the Heart - Saskatchewan Celebrates" is a tribute to the cultural diversity and rich talent that has shaped and defined Saskatchewan's first 100 years. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is a key partner in the event and will host a number of activities from November 14 to 16. The Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) will also participate as a host venue.

"The work of our artistic community has touched people around the world and we are pleased to be invited to Ottawa to participate in this wonderful celebration of Saskatchewan," said Jeremy Morgan, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Library and Archives Canada will showcase a variety of entertainment, including music, theatre, films and readings by some of Saskatchewan's best-known artists and emerging performers. Murals and sculpted works, commissioned for Saskatchewan's centennial year, will also be on display. A trade show and boutique will offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about the unique history and rich culture of Saskatchewan. Admission to all events is free. A detailed program of activities taking place at LAC and the CMC is available at www.collectionscanada.ca/whats-on/saskatchewan/014007-200-e.html.

"This celebration pays tribute to Saskatchewan in its first 100 years and demonstrates why its next century will be equally exciting to watch," said Ian E. Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada.

All My Relations-Wahkotowin, a play produced to commemorate the province's centennial year, will be performed by the Dancing Sky Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Civilization from November 17 to 19. "We welcome the opportunity to present this original production, which explores the strong influence the land has on the people of Saskatchewan," said Dr. Victor Rabinovitch, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation.

"From the Heart - Saskatchewan Celebrates" is made possible with the assistance of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Industry and Resources, L'Assemblee communautaire fransaskoise, Saskatchewan Lotteries, the Saskatchewan Communications Network, Saskatchewan Centennial 2005, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Tourism Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan.

Contact Information

  • Library and Archives Canada
    Pauline M. Portelance
    Media Relations Officer
    (613) 996-6128
    or
    Canadian Museum of Civilization
    Rachael Duplisea
    Chief, Media Relations
    (819) 776-7167