August News from the SAS

During the month of August, the Archaeology Centre (1-1730 Quebec Avenue) will remain closed due to ongoing construction in our office complex which limits physical access to our office. If you need to stop by, please email or call ahead (306-664-4124) to set up an appointment with a staff member. All staff are available via email Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Please note that if you call the office, it may take a day or two to return your call. Our next printed communication will be in the August issue of the Saskatchewan Archaeology Quarterly and you can check our social media or website for ongoing updates.

If you’re bored and need something to do, check out Activity page! Colouring pages, word searches, etc.!

Chapter News

Prince Albert Historical Society: The Museums (Historical Centre, John and Oliver Diefenbaker Museum NHS, Evolution of Education, and Rotary Museum of Police and Corrections) operated by the PAHS are open from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm daily until August 28th. Please contact the Historical Centre to arrange your visit!

AGM Update

The 57th Annual General Meeting of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society will be held on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 pm online via Zoom video conferencing.

In order to attend and vote at the 2020 AGM, you must be an SAS member in good standing for 2020. If you have not yet renewed your 2020 SAS membership, please do so. Membership renewals can be completed online or by calling the SAS office (306-664-4124).

We are asking everyone to register individually for the AGM (whether you have a family or individual membership) in order to ensure that we can achieve quorum and for voting to take place. The AGM will be held online via Zoom; however, registrants also have the option to take part via telephone. All pertinent documents and information on how to attend the AGM will be sent to registered participants only.

Registration is available online here or by calling (306-664-4124) or emailing the SAS. The last day to register will be September 21st at 4:00 pm.

Keith Lewis Memorial Student Presentation Competition

The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s online Keith Lewis Memorial (KLM) Student Presentation Competition!

Graduate Award:

  • Zoe Cascadden (University of Calgary) “Interactions with Landscapes: an Alberta Plains Examples”
  • R. Dawn Wambold (University of Alberta) “Weaving Métis History: Using the Métis Sash as a Metaphor to Guide Archaeological Research”

Undergraduate Award:

  • Holly Hastings (University of Calgary) “Prairie Wildlife Conservation”

Congratulations to the recipients! Thank you to everyone who applied for this year’s inaugural online edition.

You can view the winning presentations on our KLM Student Presentation Competition Award webpage and they will also be featured on our social media channels throughout the month of August.