September News from the SAS

As of September 1st, the Archaeology Centre (1-1730 Quebec Avenue) will be 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.

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 now closed for the AGM.

Chapter News

All Points Saskatchewan Archaeological Society: The All Points Saskatchewan Archaeological Society has organized a Zoom talk on Tuesday September 15th at 7:30 p.m. on an  archaeological excursion to Reindeer Lake this summer by Dr. David Meyer. “On July 11 Doug Chisholm flew Les Oystryk and myself with his float plane to Kinoosao on Reindeer Lake.  This trip was to investigate a report of rock paintings associated with a cave near Kinoosao and was funded by the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society.  At Kinoosao we met with Floyd Olson, a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, who boated us to the cave. The cave and its setting were remarkable and Mr. Olson provided important information about items that have been found in the cave.” Anyone who would like to participate in this event can join in through Zoom using the following  link: or anyone who would like to telephone in for just the audio can do so at: 1-647-374-4685 (Meeting ID: 830 3621 2044).

Regina Archaeological Society: The RAS is going to have their Annual General Meeting on September 8th, 2020 at 7:30pm via Zoom. The link to join the meeting along with the agenda and financial statement will be sent out to the membership on or by September 1st.
We ask that members please let Alice know by August 31st so that we know if we have enough members present to form quorum.

Prince Albert Historical Society: The Historical Museum will be open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm from August 31st to September 30th except for the week of September 7th to 11th. It will be closed for Labour Day and then open from 1:00 to 4:00 pm September 8th to 11th. The Historical Museum will also be open on September 27th for Culture Days. The other Museums (John and Oliver Diefenbaker Museum NHS, Evolution of Education, and Rotary Museum of Police and Corrections) operated by the PAHS are open by appointment only. Please contact the Historical Centre to arrange your visit!

Coming Soon: Online Archaeology Scavenger Hunt

Help the SAS celebrate Culture Days and International Archaeology Day this fall! Grab the kids, grab a camera, and find archaeology-themed items in your local environment! From October 10-17, join us daily as we release 4 items for you to look for and take a picture of. Complete the challenge by getting all 32 items for your chance to win a prize package of Saskatchewan-made products! This is an all-ages hunt for your entire family! Full details will be announced on October 1 on our social media channels and our website.

Employment Opportunity

The SAS is currently looking for 2 recent graduates to fill two intern positions with us this Fall-Winter. For more information, please see our employment page.

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