Celebrating Success

For those that have yet to experience one of Saskatoon's premier summer festivals, Tourism Saskatoon has decided to take Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan's merry band of thespians on the road for a feature performance at the GoMedia Canada Marketplace held at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario.

Saskatchewan residents have until October 18 to nominate individuals for the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal. The Volunteer Medal recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding volunteer service or exceptional community involvement.

Traditions Handcraft Gallery and the Saskatchewan Craft Council are partnering with Saskatchewan fibre artists and Cathedral area businesses to bring fibre art to the public.

The Saskatchewan Arts Board congratulates the six Saskatchewan nominees for the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMAs).

Imagine going to a theatre performance and seeing a live gopher scurry across the stage. Or a bird soar through the set. These experiences are not rare for audiences of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, where performances are held in a large tent by the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon. This season's plays are The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Merchant of Venice, presented from July 9 to August 22.

Saskatoon author Arthur Slade has been nominated for a Children's Book Centre Award for his novel, The Hunchback Assignments.

La Troupe du Jour's production, Rearview, by young Fransaskois writer Gilles Poulin-Denis, has won major awards and is embarking on a national tour, supported by a Culture on the Go grant.

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the latest artists to join the cast of this year's season of Faire Faces and False Hearts, signed with gracious financial support from the RBC Foundation through its marvelous new initiative, the Emerging Artists Program.

Visual artist David Thauberger and author and literary activist David Bouchard will both be inducted into the Order of Canada in a ceremony in Ottawa this week.

With the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board's Culture on the Go program, Regina musician Val Halla is poised to break into the US market with her ambitious new tour.