Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

November 09, 2005 15:52 ET

Library and Archives Canada /Media Advisory: Ottawa Celebrates Saskatchewan's Centennial

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2005) - Ottawa will welcome some of Saskatchewan's finest singers, artists, authors and actors for "From the Heart - Saskatchewan Celebrates," an event to mark the province's 100 years. Representatives from the media are invited to attend the opening ceremony and the week-long celebrations.

As a partner in the festivities, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will host a number of activities from November 14 to 16, 2005. A variety of entertainment, including theatre, song, dance, readings and film screenings, will be featured. There will also be visual displays, artworks, a trade show and a boutique.

Also a partner in this grand celebration, the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) will present two theatrical performances and the exhibition Acres of Dreams: Settling the Canadian Prairies, which was developed in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada.

The Chair of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Ms. Colleen Bailey, and the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Mr. Jeremy Morgan, are pleased to bring a taste of Saskatchewan to the nation's capital. The Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Her Honour the Honourable Dr. Lynda M. Haverstock, will attend the opening ceremony.

Join us and discover Saskatchewan's rich cultural diversity!

Opening Ceremony

When: Monday, November 14, 2005
6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Program

Where: Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

LAC Program

When: November 14, 15 and 16, 2005

Where: Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

CMC Program

When: November 17, 18 and 19, 2005
Where: Canadian Museum of Civilization
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau

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Contact Information

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