April News from the SAS

The Archaeology Centre (1-1730 Quebec Avenue) is open Monday to Thursday by appointment only. If you would like to stop by, please email or call ahead (306-664-4124) to set up an appointment with a staff member. Visitors will be required to wear masks in the office. Disposable masks are available in the office. All staff are also available via email Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm

The SAS office will be closed on Monday, April 26 in lieu of the Annual General Meeting.

Chapter News

Archaeology and Anthropology Students’ Association: The AASA is having a book sale! Check out this list of books that they have available. Books are first-come, first-served and by donation. Pickup is available in Saskatoon or Three Hills, Alberta. Shipping is available with the cost to be paid by the purchaser. Please contact the AASA for further information, to determine pickup/drop-off/shipping, and to purchase books!

Prince Albert Historical Society: The Historical Museum will continue to be open Monday to Friday (covid-dependent). The other museums (Education, Corrections and Diefenbaker Historic Site) are open by appointment. Free programming & museum admission (at the Historical Museum) each afternoon from April 6 to April 9. Folks are encouraged to book their visit in advance by emailing museumeducator@historypa.com or calling the museum (764-2992). The programs are as follows:

  • Tuesday April 6 (1-4): Museum Scavenger Hunt
  • Wednesday April 7 (1-4): Exploring Historic Beading Patterns with Leah Dorion
  • Thursday April 8 (1-4): “What is it?” Artifact Handling
  • Friday April 9 (1-4): Riverbank Walking Tours, weather permitting – will depart from the museum at 1 PM, 2 PM, & 3PM

While these are free to attend we are reminding folks that the Historical Society does take donations to help us keep running & offering free programs like this.

Saskatchewan Association of Professional Archaeologists: SAPA is currently seeking nominations for its Executive Treasurer position.  If you would like more information, or are a paid member and are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please contact SAPA at sapaexec@gmail.com.

Saskatoon Archaeological Society: The Saskatoon Chapter is holding their AGM on April 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Following the AGM, join them for presentations by Bailey Pelletier and Katie Willie (Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Saskatchewan) on their thesis research at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Date and Zoom details are available by emailing the Saskatoon Chapter or on their Facebook group page.

Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 58th Annual General Meeting of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 1:00-2:00 pm online via Zoom video conferencing.

The purpose of the Meeting is to:

  • approve the minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Society;
  • receive the Audited Financial Statements for 2020;
  • appoint the auditors for 2020 and authorize the Board to determine the renumeration; and
  • election of officers for the Society for 2021.

In order to attend and vote at the 2021 AGM, you must be an SAS member in good standing for 2021. If you have not yet renewed your 2021 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.

Following the AGM, there will be a brief video of Adrian Paton’s “Honest Genial and Kindly People” plus a random draw from AGM meeting participants for his signed book (donated by the Paton Family). Additionally Joseph Naytowhow will be giving a talk entitled “Bridging Cultures: Compassion in Today’s Global Environment”.

Registration is available via the Eventbrite page or by calling (306-664-4124) or emailing the SAS. The last day to register will be April 23rd at 1:00 pm.

Summer Employment

To learn more about these upcoming employment opportunities, visit our Employment Opportunities page. The deadline for applications is April 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm.


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