Prairie Wind & Silver Sage is Val Marie’s provincially recognized ecomuseum, offering a variety of services, including:
ECOMUSEUM — Our museum highlights the unique character of Grasslands, Val Marie, and the surrounding area through a combination of artifacts, mapping, photography, sound, and stories, incorporating historical, environmental, and cultural appreciation of both the land and the community. Expect to be engaged!
COFFEE BAR — Enjoy a cup of well-brewed espresso and home made treats for your coffee break, breakfast bagels and eggs to start your morning, or get together with a friend before or after a park tour. Internet access available.
BOOKSTORE — One of the best selections of titles of a regional nature you’ll find anywhere. Up-to-date and diverse. Books for all ages.
GIFT & CRAFT ITEMS — With quality crafts and gifts as well as locally-made products and other items that make perfect remembrances — for yourself or others. There is something for every age.
ART GALLERIES — Two galleries, each with an exhibition related to the region. Exhibitions change seasonally.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS — Every year we host a number of public programs interpreting our mandate, at the Little Brick Schoolhouse and in the community. Watch the News and Events page on our website for information.
PRAIRIE GARDEN — Staff and volunteers have worked hard over the years to create garden spaces featuring indigenous species of grasses and flowers.
Prairie Wind & Silver Sage is located in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, a heartbeat from Grasslands National Park. We are on Centre Street in the Little Brick Schoolhouse heritage building, across from the park Visitor Centre.
SPRING/SUMMER: Open 9 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week. Closed for lunch 12 – 1
FALL: SEPTEMBER 1 – to the third weekend: Open 9 am – 5 pm, Friday to Monday. Closed for lunch 12 – 1
GROUPS: when possible, groups of 5+ people are advised to contact Prairie Wind prior to arrival to allow us to serve you better. Call 306 298-4910.
PRAIRIE WIND & SILVER SAGE – FRIENDS OF GRASSLANDS
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Prairie Wind & Silver Sage – Friends of Grasslands will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019. REGISTRATION at 7:00 pm, MEETING at 7.30 p.m. at the Little Brick Schoolhouse, Val Marie, Saskatchewan.
Presentation and social to follow. Join Shari Hildred from Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation talk about their built heritage program, community engagement grants and more!
Membership is only $5 and gives you voting privileges. Membership not required. Everyone is welcome.
With PWSS’s own Black-Tailed Toonie Bar
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! TREATS!
AGM will be held for the following purposes:
a) To receive reports of the Board of Directors and Executive Director; b) To receive financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018; c) To appoint an accounting firm to act as external financial reviewer; d) To elect directors to the board (three to be elected for two-year terms); e) to transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting
Dated at Val Marie, SK on March 22, 2019 on behalf of the Board of Directors
Caitlin Mroz, Chair
Notes: Prices will be set by the artists. The theme can be interpreted broadly.
For a printable poster, click here.
Christmas Shopping at Prairie Wind & Silver Sage
The Little Brick Schoolhouse, Val Marie
Monday, November 26, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
and to follow
Forget-me-not: monitoring and active management programs for “other” Species At Risk in Grasslands National Park
Speakers: Stefano Liccioli, Laura Gardiner, Justin Crowe, and Michelle Sawatzky, from Grasslands National Park
Monday, November 26, 2016 at 7:30pm
The Little Brick Schoolhouse, Prairie Wind & Silver Sage, Centre St. in Val Marie, SK
Brought to you by: Prairie Wind & Silver Sage, Prairie Conservation Action Plan, and Grasslands National Park
This is a FREE Event. Everyone is welcome.
On Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 pm, join Mary Thomson at Prairie Wind & Silver Sage in Val Marie for a presentation about one man and the part he played in the history of ranching in southwest Saskatchewan.
Mary Thomson is an amateur historian from Eastend, SK fascinated with the story of the huge ranch leases that once thrived in this region. She will share her explorations into the life of Harry Otterson, who was foreman of the the T Bar Down ranch, located along the Frenchman River in the late 19th century.
For a printable poster, click on the image.