Saskatchewan invests in 32 heritage projects

Monday, June 22, 2015

Saskatchewan is investing about $250,000 in 32 heritage assets across the province through the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation.

Projects include the Gravelburg Court House, the Melfort Post Office, Star City Library and Regina’s St. Matthew’s Anglican Church.

“History is an irreplaceable thing and we must do all we can to preserve it,” said Mark Docherty, minister of parks, culture and sport. “The grants offered through the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation allow people to conserve the historic sites and buildings which have helped shape our province into the wonderful place it is today.”

Since 1991, the foundation has invested more than $9 million in 1,224 heritage projects. This year’s grant applicants tripled in size from last year.

Currently, there are three protection programs offered to restore public and private buildings.

These include the Built Heritage Grant for municipally or provincially-designated heritage properties, the One-Time Grant for Non-Designated Commercial Heritage Properties and the On-site Archaeology or Paleontology Research Grant for field-based archaeological and paleontological projects that enhance people’s understanding of Saskatchewan.

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