Category: Monument



Another Remembrance Day, commemorating the sacrifice of those who died during military conflicts of the past. This monument was erected to honour those who perished at Dieppe, during WWII. It stands in a park in the neighbourhood named for that battle. It features the flags of Canada, Saskatchewan, and Regina, as well as three plaques.

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plaque 1
flags 2Lest We Forget. 


Historical Survey

Historical Survey

The Saskatchewan plains were home to the nomadic First Nations people before the arrival of Europeans to the area.

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Englishman, Henry Kelsey is the first documented European to enter Saskatchewan in 1690, twenty years after England claimed the territory for the Hudson’s Bay Company. In 1868, Rupert’s Land and the Northwest Territories were transferred from the Hudson’s Bay Company to the Dominion of Canada, after which the Canadian government set about devising guidelines for the settlement of the province.

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The prairies were soon surveyed and divided into quarter sections (160 acre plots) that were offered for only $10.00 to families and individuals prepared to live on, and farm the land.¬†Millions from around the world flocked to the Canadian prairies to take advantage of these land grants. Other lands were set aside for schools, railway lines, and townships. The Saskatchewan Land Surveyors Association placed this marker which contains documents and accounts of this fertile land’s history, scheduled to be revealed in another 48 years, Canada’s 200th anniversary.

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The plaque says, “When we mean to build, we first survey the plot…” – Shakespeare
Members of
Land Surveyors
Here assembled on 29th March, 1968, have deposited documents and historical material for retrieval and examination on Canada’s anniversary in year 2067.

In this land of magnificent vistas and great promise we caught a vision of the future as we surveyed the townsites, townships, roads, rights of way and established the legal boundaries and basis for greater developments in the future.

We salute our successors who with improved instruments and techniques will lead the way to greater developments.

“Thou shalt not remove the neighbor’s land-marks which they of old times have set in thine inheritance.” Deuteronomy 19:14

This monument was designed and constructed by Wascana Centre Authority for the Government of Saskatchewan.”

(Photos were taken in various locations in Wascana Park, Regina, Saskatchewan, depicting the history of the prairies.)

In Remembrance

In Remembrance

7CFB87A3-99F6-4B48-9D92-B755FA905DA6These memorials have been erected in different parts of the city, and commemorate the sacrifices made by the soldiers in the first and second world wars.

This memorial honours Saskatchewan sailors.

The plaque below, to recognize the many war brides that made Canada their home after WWI and WWII.

The plaque reads: “The Saskatchewan War Brides Association – This plaque is dedicated to honour the war brides of WWI and WWII who married Canadian servicemen in a theatre of war and were brought to Canada by the Canadian government between 1945 and 1947. Approximately 48,000 brides and 22,000 children came from the British Isles and Western Europe to settle in every province of this great country. Many came to Saskatchewan adding to the rich mosaic of Canadian life on the prairies. Vos Salutams”


Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part XIV: Maritime Churches

Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part XIV: Maritime Churches

I was impressed by the number of old churches still in use in Atlantic Canada. Many of the same type of church buildings on the prairies have been replaced with a newer, updated style of church.
St Johns Presbyterian church
St. John Presbyterian Church with its beautifully kept grounds.
St Andrews church
Above, St. Andrews Church, with its boarded up bell tower, and below, a war memorial and the adjacent graveyard.
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St John the Evangelist churchSt. John the Evangelist Church.

St James church
St. James Catholic Church.

Lunenberg church
A Lunenburg church.
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I wasn’t able to identify these last two churches. We saw many more, but I would have had to trespass on private property to get the shot, so needless to say, those churches were left undocumented.

One last photo for this post: a church converted into a thrift shop. Unfortunately it was closed when we passed by.

pink church collectables