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Artists Reception Thursday, June 27

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James R. Page: The Living Grasslands Photo ExhibitionExhibition 2019 Small Works from a Big Land

You’re invited to the Artists Reception for our two exhibitions:
Small Works For a Big Land – in the Museum Gallery, featuring artists from around the province, and

The Living Grasslands – in the Cloakroom Gallery. Photography from renowned photographer, and Val Marie’s very own, James R. Page.

Reception begins at 7:30 pm, Thursday, June 27. We will have snacks and a cash bar. Admission is free! Come and meet the artists! We’re in the Little Red Brick Schoolhouse, 100 Centre Street, Val Marie.

More information about both exhibitions is available here >

Author Reading Series: Anne Lazurko – June 10

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Prairie Wind & Silver Sage presents author
reading from Dollybird
Monday, June 10, 2019, 7 pm
@ Prairie Wind & Silver Sage

— Pass the Hat Admission —

Winner of the WILLA Award for Historical Fiction. Shortlisted for the SaskPower Fiction Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards 2014.
Set in 1906, Dollybird tells the story of pregnant Moira, banished by her embarrassed family to the Canadian Prairies. The term ‘dollybird’ meant either ‘housekeeper’ or ‘prostitute’ in the 1900s west. Twenty-year old Newfoundlander Moira Burns is determined to survive, and even thrive, in small town Ibsen, despite the stories that circulate about her past.

Author Reading: Anne Lazurko June 10 @ PWSS

Buffalo Hide Tanning Workshops June 3 & 5

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Join artist Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway and Buffalo People Arts Institute in Val Marie for buffalo hide tanning workshops and storytelling activities that support awareness and cultural sensitivity.

This is your chance to participate in a unique opportunity to help scrape and prepare a hide while learning the history of the buffalo and its significance to Plains Indigenous people.

Buffalo Hide Tanning | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Monday, June 3
Community Drop In at Prairie Wind & Silver Sage.

Buffalo Hide Tanning | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday, June 5
All ages workshop at Prairie Wind & Silver Sage.

Pre-registration required for Wednesday workshop.
Please contact: (306) 298-4910 | to secure your spot.

Both workshops are free to attend.

Common Weal Community Arts Respond to Racism program explores how the arts can provide tools to address racism by supporting education, bridging, and dialogue in communities across Southern Saskatchewan.

This programming is possible due to generous funding from the Saskatchewan Arts Board Artist in Communities Residencies grant program, SaskCulture Inc., thanks to the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation, and with the support of our project partners: South West District for Culture, Recreation & Sport, Parks Canada, and Prairie Wind & Silver Sage.

For more information, please contact Common Weal Community Arts at (306) 780-9442.


Buffalo Hide Tanning Workshops in Val Marie

PWSS Annual General Meeting April 11

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Prairie Wind & Silver Sage - The little brick schoolhouse in Val Marie


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


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

Calling Saskatchewan Artists

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Notes: Prices will be set by the artists. The theme can be interpreted broadly.

For a printable poster, click here.