July 13th - 14th, 2013
Steam vapours, gasoline fumes, chaff flying, horses whinnying ... all mingle to create an experience of pioneer prairie harvest each year at Pion-Era. Since 1954 the Saskatoon WDM has paid tribute to prairie roots with a host of lively activities at the annual Pion-Era show.
There's lots of fun under the big top, with games and activities that
grandma and grandpa (and their parents) played when they were young.
The WDM’s world famous steam and gas engines huff and puff at the Story of Threshing which showcases the march of farm power from human to horse, from steam to gas-powered machines, as golden sheaves are threshed into grain.
Witness the awesome power of operating steam and gas engines and early agricultural equipment.
The Saskatoon WDM invites those with antique tractors or stationery engines to display them during Pion-Era ’13. This is an opportunity for you to showcase your classic tractors and stationery engines.
On June 8, 2011, Tourism Saskatoon held an event to recognize the
efforts of organizations and individuals in promoting Saskatoon tourism
through various events. A gala event was held at the Sheraton Cavalier
where awards were presented to 11 individuals. Pion-Era was recognized
for being part of the Saskatoon community since 1955. Brenda Mundell
accepted the award for Pion-Era which was being honoured in the Annual
Festivals category. Brenda acknowledged the efforts of our many
volunteers for the work put into Pion-Era over the years. Pion-Era could
not have been successful for so many years without the tireless efforts
of our volunteers. Thank you to Brenda as well, for her guidance in
planning Pion-Era for the past four years.
WDM Pion-Era Award Press Release (PDF)
For more information, please contact Brenda Mundell, Pion-Era Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (306) 931-1910