April News from the SAS

Spring will come some day… right?

The Archaeology Centre (1-1730 Quebec Avenue) is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm and on Fridays by appointment. Staff can still be reached via email or by phoning the office (306-664-4124). We are a mask-friendly facility and ask any visitors to please wear a mask when visiting the office. Disposable masks are available for visitors at the office.

Office Closures:
April 10 – all day
April 17 – all day
April 27 & 28 – all day

AGM & Annual Gathering Update

Our Annual General Meeting will be held online via Zoom on April 19, 2023. Those members who do not have email or Zoom access will be offered an in-person spot at the Archaeology Centre for the meeting. There are a limit of 10 spaces and those members without email or Zoom access should register by contacting the office. Members in good standing for 2023 can register online here. The last day to register for the AGM is Tuesday, April 18 at 1:00 pm.

All conference details and registrations available on the conference website.

Chapter News

All Points Saskatchewan Archaeological Society:

Prince Albert Historical Society: The Historical Society office and museum is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding Good Friday and Easter Monday). It will be open on Saturday, April 8 from 10 am until 4 pm and April 11-15 from 1-4 pm. If you wish to visit the Rotary Museum of Police and Corrections, the John and Olive Diefenbaker Museum, or the Evolution of Education Museum, please call the Historical Museum (306-764-2992) ahead of time. April events include:

  • Prince Albert Historical Junior Society (ages 8 – 18) – next meeting is April 1, 10:30-12:00 at the Historical Museum, 10 River Street East. This is a free program. Parents are welcome to stay.  Does your youth have an interest in history?  This is a great way to get involved and to learn more about our local history. For more information, call Jeri @ (306) 764-2992.
  • Looking for something eggsiting to do over Easter Break? We will be hopping around the Historical Museum on a Scavenger Hunt and cracking jokes with our Easter Cootee Catchers. Easter Break hours are Easter Saturday 10-4, Easter Monday to Friday 1-4. Regular admission applies. Adults (ages 12 and over) $5, Student (6 to 11) $2, Child (under 6) free, Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $12
  • Coffee & Conversation: The Other Side of Grey Owl – Thursday, April 20, 2-3:30. Prince Albert Historical Museum, 10 River Street East. Pre-registration is appreciated for this free presentation. To register or for more information please call (306) 764-2992. 

Regina Archaeological Society: The Regina Archaeological Society (RAS) will be joining All Points Saskatchewan Archaeological Society (APSAS) hosted RAS/APSAS partnered presentation on Wednesday April 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. This month’s featured guest lecturer is Cassidy Foxcroft, Archivist, Reference and Outreach services at the Provincial Archives. The title of her talk is “Saskatchewan Provincial Archives: An Introduction”. Everyone is welcome so please invite family and friends. To obtain the Zoom link please contact the Regina Archaeological Society at reginaarcsoc@gmail.com. Membership dues can be made by etransfer to the same RAS email address. We always welcome new members, information regarding joining the RAS can also be obtained by contacting us at the above email address.

Saskatoon Archaeological Society: The Saskatoon Archaeological Society will be having their Annual General Meeting and Jessie Caldwell Memorial Lecture in April. Anyone interested in attending the April meeting can email saskatoon.archaeology@gmail.com or visit their Facebook group for more information and the Zoom link.

Summer Employment Opportunities

Full details and job descriptions are available on our website.

Book Launch Updates

Regina – Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 pm
The Penny University (3104 13th Avenue)
Join the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society’s Executive Director, Tomasin Playford, as she speaks about how and why this book came to be. Evelyn Siegfried will also present her perspectives on archaeological collection curation.

Humboldt – Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm
Humboldt & District Gallery (601 Main Street)
Stories in Stone: What We Learn from Arrowheads – Join us to hear how projectile points are created through skill, artistry and science and are testaments to Indigenous ingenuity and perseverance through this new book from the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society with Tomasin Playford and a flintknapping demonstration by Gabe Lamarche.

Qu’Appelle – Friday, May 26 at 7:00 pm
Quill & Ink Bookstore (19 Qu’Appelle Street)
Join the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society’s Executive Director, Tomasin Playford, as she speaks about how and why this book came to be. Evelyn Siegfried will also present her perspectives on archaeological collection curation.

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