Community Heritage Day
In partnership with local community groups and provincial organizations, you are invited to celebrate the heritage of our country, province and city.
This event will also feature Canadian short films from the National Film Board, presentations, information, heritage demonstrations and activities for the whole family.
11:00 am – Local author Joan Soggie will be making a presentation called Discovering Rikka, about her research journey during the time she spent writing her novel Rikka. Her book is about one of the first female Scandinavian settlers in western Canada, who travels from Norway to settle on the prairies. Joan will also be available to sign books following her presentation.
1:00 pm – Gerhard Herzberg – A Life in Science, presented by Dr. Rainer Dick, professor in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics at the University of Saskatchewan. This presentation compliments the travelling exhibit, Enterprises of the Human Spirit which will be on display at the WDM Moose Jaw through February 24. Dr. Herzberg was an eminent German-Canadian physicist who performed trailblazing research during his time in Saskatoon that laid the groundwork for his award of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1971. The WDM would like to thank the Saskatchewan German Council for arranging Dr. Dick’s presentation. CLICK HERE to view poster.
2:00 pm – The Newcomers is a documentary by CBC journalist and Saskatchewan German Council member, Theresa Kliem. It investigates the challenges of new immigrants in rural Saskatchewan. The film explores contemporary immigrant experiences and weaves in historical context from the early waves of immigration into the province. The film chronicles the lives of five immigrants facing isolation in small-town Saskatchewan as some of them struggle to find acceptance in their new homes.
WDM Moose Jaw 1-306-693-5989