Sunday, June 2, 2013
Noon to 5 pm
Doors Open Saskatoon is part of an international tradition that began in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1990.
In 2005, Doors Open Saskatoon was launched involving four key partners: the Saskatoon Heritage Society, the City of Saskatoon and particularly the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee (MHAC) and Meewasin Valley Authority. This event offered a chance to peek behind the doors of Saskatoon’s interesting buildings not normally open to the public. Many participating buildings provide guided tours, or displays. In all cases, admission is absolutely free, so it is the perfect outing for families.
The initial Doors Open Saskatoon was presented in 2005, with planning that began early in 2004. A vigorous committee of Saskatoon heritage enthusiasts believed that Saskatoon was an ideal community to host such an event. A partnership between the Saskatoon Heritage Society, the City of Saskatoon, the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee (MHAC), and the Meewasin Valley Authority provided the initial leadership for the project. The preliminary objective was to recognize three important milestones in our community – the province’s centennial (2005) the city of Saskatoon’s centennial (2006) and the University of Saskatchewan’s centennial (2007).
The purpose of the Communications Plan is to promote Doors Open Saskatoon in May 2009 with a focus on:
(Some participated in all years, others in only one year)
The event is extremely popular with the citizens of Saskatoon and is one of the few city wide events that encourages, supports and engages the people of Saskatoon in the appreciation and valuation of the diverse cultural history that the city has to offer.
As I have mentioned earlier, Meewasin views the Doors Open concept as a wonderful opportunity to showcase the built heritage of Saskatoon and supports this event wholeheartedly. I strongly encourage your support of Doors Open Saskatoon on behalf of not only Meewasin but also on behalf of the entire heritage community of Saskatoon and the Province of Saskatchewan.
Jason B. Wall ,Senior Interpreter, Meewasin Valley Authority