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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Daily


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Phone:
1-306-693-5989

Location:
50 Diefenbaker Dr.
Moose Jaw, SK

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Saskatchewan Day

Monday, August 6
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


CF-SAM

Celebrate our wonderful province with us!

In addition to special “Saskatchewan Inspired” activities throughout the day, there will also be a selection of short films from the National Film Board.

K+S Potash Canada Short Line 101 Rides 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Children’s crafts and programs 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

National Film Board Short Films

To Wake Up the Nakota Language
Louise BigEagle, 2017 | 6 min
Across North America, Indigenous languages are at risk of disappearing. “When you don’t know your language or your culture, you don’t know who you are,” says Armand McArthur, one of the last fluent Nakota speakers in Pheasant Rump First Nation, Treaty 4 territory, in southern Saskatchewan. With an eye to the future, this 69-year-old is committed to revitalizing his language for his community and future generations. Reflecting upon the land his ancestors have called home for centuries, he brings that connection to a classroom for people of all ages, who gather to share knowledge, laughter and a way of life.

Canada Vignettes: The Move
Larry Bauman, 1985 | 5 min
In this short documentary from the Canada Vignettes series, a Saskatchewan grain elevator is moved across the snow-covered prairie to a new home after nearly a half-century of use. The film follows the lifting and transporting of the 9-storey, 200-ton structure, and examines the feelings of the people as they witness the final passing of their town's one and only grain elevator.

I Don’t Have to Work that Big
Michael McKennirey, 1973 | 27 min
This short documentary focuses on prairie sculptor Joe Fafard. If there's one thing Joe knows, it's cows. He knows the way they tuck in their forelegs to lie down to ruminate and the way a calf romps in the barnyard. He also knows his friends and neighbours in the farming community of Pense, Saskatchewan—and he sculpts them all in clay, as eloquent and quirky miniatures. Joe's work has been exhibited throughout Canada as well as in Paris and New York, and this film offers a glimpse into his process, his aesthetic, and the charming prairie community in which he lives.

The Balgonie Birdman
Brian Duchscherer, 1991 | 8 min
A small prairie town has few secrets but in Balgonie, Saskatchewan, Bill Gibson had one. Each night, when most folks were home asleep, Bill was busy in his workshop. You see, Bill had a dream. He was building a flying machine. This short puppet animation tells his story.

Pies
Sheldon Cohen, 2004 | 12 min
This animated film about blind prejudice is based on a short story by Canadian author Wilma Riley. Mrs. Cherwak is Polish and owns a cow. Mrs. Meuser is a German with entrenched notions of cleanliness. She does not appreciate the cow's inevitable by-product. The film describes their conflict and its curious resolution over coffee and mincemeat pie. While the author chose to write about the Germans and the Poles she grew up with on the outskirts of Regina, the situation she describes could apply anywhere in the world.

Wings of Mercy
Evelyn Cherry & Lawrence Cherry, 1947 | 21 min
This short film takes a look at Saskatchewan’s air ambulance service, organized and operated by experienced flyers who provide speedy hospitalization and treatment to the ill and injured. Within 15 minutes of receiving a desperate phone call for help from a remote area, a plane is on its way, guided to the patient with the help of landmarks such as a coal bin or a thin column of smoke on a northern lakeshore.

Admission

Regular Museum admission applies.
FREE for WDM members.

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