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NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED FOR THE WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM

The Western Development Museum (WDM) is pleased to announce the members of the Board of Directors recently appointed by His Honour, The Honourable Russ Merasty, Lieutenant Governor.

The WDM welcomes five new members to the Board. Orlanda Drebit (Saskatoon) has been appointed Chair. Bernie Broughton (Saskatoon); Robert Linn (Saskatoon); Kelsie Rock (Regina); and Brian Webb (Regina) have been appointed as Directors. Gwen Beitel (Spring Valley) has been reappointed as Director. Shauna Stanley-Seymour (Springside) continues on the Board as Director.

I have always believed to gauge positive and negative progress, that one must first look backwards before looking forwards. The WDM, as the keeper of Saskatchewan’s collective heritage, is a vital piece of evaluating provincial societal progress. I am honored to have been appointed as the Chair of the Board to help guide such a key piece of Saskatchewan’s identity.
– Orlanda Drebit (WDM Board Chair)

The Board of Directors serve as Trustees for the WDM on behalf of the people of Saskatchewan and are responsible for ensuring the WDM fulfils its mandate with a strong vision for the future.

About the Western Development Museum
The WDM was established on April 2, 1949. This was when the Saskatchewan Government passed The Western Development Museum Act. With four exhibit locations in Saskatchewan, the WDM is the province’s largest human history museum. The WDM’s mandate is to collect, preserve, and exhibit objects of historical value and importance connected with the economic and cultural development of Western Canada and to stimulate interest in Western Canadian history. The Museums’ vision is a Saskatchewan where everyone belongs and histories matter. The WDM is a registered charity (Charitable #: 119293215 RR0001).

Media Inquiries:
Joan Kanigan, CEO
Western Development Museum
Ph: 639-398-4545
jkanigan@wdm.ca

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