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Regina Chamber of Commerce, 1888-

  • PA 313
  • Corporate
  • 1888-

Suggestions for the establishment of a Board of Trade for Regina, North-West Territories occurred as early as 1884, when the editor of the Regina Leader, Nicholas Flood Davin, promoted the formation of a central body to oversee the interests of the growing business community. The 1885 Rebellion and subsequent trial of Louis Riel delayed the formal organization of a Regina Board of Trade until April 1886 when businessmen gathered and elected J.A. McCaul as their first president and Davin as their first secretary. Early concerns of the organization included the reduction of freight rates, the promotion of immigration, livestock handling and the construction of roads and railway branch lines. In 1888, the Regina Board of Trade was incorporated under the Dominion Boards of Trade Act. That year the Board sponsored grain exhibits at the Ottawa Exhibition.

Following Regina's incorporation as a city in 1903, local problems such as the need for hotel accommodations, sidewalks, street paving and a municipally owned transit system assumed importance. The growth and promotion of local businesses, the sponsorship of civic events, the emergence of tourism as an industry, the impact of agriculture on the city and freight rates held ongoing interest to the Board. Delegates were sent to exhibitions and international congresses. By 1911, when the city's population reached 18,300, the structure of the Board of Trade included committees for Finance, Business Management, Reception and Membership, Transportation, Advertising, New Industries, Freight Rates and Legislation. The organization supported transportation and infrastructure developments throughout the province; participated in industrial exhibitions; encouraged advertising in business directories, the development of insurance companies and improved railway service; while also providing a forum for protesting issues surrounding the shipping of grain, the price of power and poor crops. The Board responded to the ravage caused to Regina by the 1912 cyclone with a new industries campaign and assistance for rebuilding businesses. During and following the Great War, the Board promoted advertising Regina as a business city through British, American and Canadian Chamber publications.

In the 1920s new committees were added to address agricultural, civic improvement and shipping matters. An emphasis on housing, warehouse development, new hotels, educational institutions, hospitals and railway expansion was evident in Board discussions and activities. The Board lobbied for a provincial war memorial and continued the active promotion of Regina as a convention city through the distribution of brochures and maps. The Board also responded to legislation concerning gas tax, the Companies Act, succession duties, daylight savings time and the ward system. By the late 1920s the Board of Trade operated the Regina Motor Club (later the Saskatchewan Motor Club), sponsored prizes at the Regina Exhibition and assumed a more active role in entertaining visitors to the city. With the opening of Regina's municipal airport in 1928, a Board of Trade Aviation Committee followed in 1929 and aviation service for Regina assumed a growing focus. The Board also advocated improvements in city beautification, street widening and a better water supply. The Regina Improvement Commission was a direct result of these efforts.

Drought, economic depression and the noticable decline in business starts became a growing concern in the 1930s. The Board urged the development of public works programs and ran a "Give a Man a Job" campaign appealing to 10,000 citizens to support casual employment within the city. Continued decline in housing starts, poor harvests and business failures curtailed many Board functions and activities. However, support was given to the construction of the Albert Street Memorial Bridge, the formation of a Regina Welfare Bureau and the Board played an active role in relief measures such as the used clothing campaign operated by the Regina Leader-Post. The Board also urged public support for locally-made (Regina and Saskatchewan) products and voiced growing objections to taxation as detrimental to economic recovery. In 1933, the Board assisted with the hosting of the World Grain Show and published an industrial booklet on Regina. Membership in the Board by 1939 stood at 670.

During the Second World War, the Board of Trade advocated the use of Regina facilities for an air-training centre and developed close liaison with other organizations involved in the war effort and industrial production on the home front via the Regina Auxiliary War Services Committee and the provision of secretarial services for charity appeals. It partnered with the University of Saskatchewan to offer a course in aeronautical engineering, promoted the recruitment of farm labour, assisted with providing accommodation to those arriving in Regina, established a Hostess Club, promoted war contracts for Regina industries, supported the Victory Loans campaign and continued to provide a forum for business and economic issues. The Board also entertained soldiers and their families with summer concerts in Wascana Park. New committees reflected interests in national parks, retail, wholesale and manufacturing business and concerns regarding wartime price controls. Recognition of the role of agriculture as an essential industry continued to impact Board responses to civic development.

In 1947, the organization changed its name to the Regina Chamber of Commerce. Post-war construction, especially housing, assumed prominence. The Hostess Committee ended and a Citizens' Rehabilitation Committee was established by the organization. The Chamber in its committees and meetings addressed issues related to aviation service; new water sources in the development of Buffalo Pound Lake and the South Saskatchewan River Development Project; surges in business development and industrial expansion; veterans' services; and ongoing concerns with freight rates, transportation and commerce. Agricultural field days were implemented while the organization continued to promote and publicize Regina as a tourist and convention destination.

During the 1950s the Chamber hosted an annual agricultural banquet, continued to promote improvements in water quality, began a group insurance plan for employees of members, provided meeting space at its offices for other service organizations, promoted a new bus and trolley transportation system for the city, submitted briefs to various commissions on industrial and economic expansion, supported increased air service with American cities, and provided business advice regarding unwanted solicitations. In 1955, the motto for the organization boasted "Doing Today's Job and Planning Tomorrow's Future". A stronger link to the educational community also developed with the 1956 sponsorship of the first business-education days, involving teachers and business firms sharing their experiences. A new Business-Education Committee was also formed. Efforts continued to promote tourism, conventions, workshops and seminars. 1958 marked a large convention year for the city and 1959 saw a strong construction boom.

During the 1960s lobbying efforts focused on improved aviation service, the development of Regina College as a degree-granting institution, stronger liaison with City Council, a brief to the Royal Commission on Transportation and an advisory service on better business practices. Farm forums, highway improvements, downtown core development, improved education facilities, Medicare, income tax exemptions, resolving traffic and parking problems and increased provincial and national convention participation were at the centre of Chamber efforts and activities. The growth of the city during this period resulted in increased demands on services. A restructuring of Chamber committees occurred in 1962 with the combining of several committees and the establishment of a Petroleum Section to encourage the marketing of petroleum products. This was followed in 1963 with the establishment of a Convention Promotions Department and the hosting of the first Miss Regina Courtesy Contest. Briefs were presented in the mid-1960s to the Royal Commission on Taxation (1963) and the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism (1964). In 1964 the Chamber opened three visitor information booths and this service continued to grow annually thereafter. In 1966 over 100,000 visitors to the city benefited from information and business services.

By 1965 membership in the Chamber reached 760 firms and 1,119 individuals; a contact club was set up to promote membership and services. The Regina Campus of the University of Saskatchewan opened leading to stronger local ties with the Chamber and the educational community. The Chamber was first awarded the Canadian Chamber of Commerce shield for the most outstanding Chamber of Commerce Week in cities over 100,000 in 1967. That year new seats were created on the Board of Directors to reflect ties with the Downtown Merchants' Association and University. A Water Resources Committee was established; the Chamber assisted with preparations and hosting of INDEX 67, the largest economic symposium in Saskatchewan history; and also launched the first "Buffalo Days" theme citywide in conjunction with the Regina Exhibition Association. On the entertainment front, "The Trial of Louis Riel" opened with its first presentations in 1967 and the Chamber organized Football Day on October 30, 1968 to recognize the importance of professional football to the city. In the late 1960s the Chamber also ran executive training courses for businesses, offered a business protection service, hosted golf tournaments, promoted public awareness of its activities, established the Distinguished Community Service award and launched British Trade Week.

The Chamber successfully lobbied for a Better Business Bureau and a Convention Bureau for the city in the 1970s, established a University Committee, and participated in the national "Meet the Canadians at Home" initiative. The promotion of job experience for youth occurred through the Youth Voyageur Program, student tours of businesses and the Operation Placement Program. During this period an Industrial Advisory Committee was established to advise the City of Regina's City Industrial Development Officer, and through the University of Saskatchewan's Department of Extension, the Chamber promoted the launching of the first Civic Orientation course, encouraging public participation in civic affairs.

The Chamber participated in the RCMP Centennial in 1973, launching a special committee and a successful commemorative calendar. In 1974 the Chamber amalgamated several committees: the Public Relations, Membership, and Reception Committees became the Chamber Activities Committee; the Civic, Water, and Downtown Committees became the Civic Development Committee. The first Classified Visitor and Buyer's Guide, briefs and presentations emphasizing assistance to businesses for research and development of new markets, and the launching of an anti-shoplifting campaign also occurred in the 1970s.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s the Chamber continued to respond to civic initiatives, launch studies and proposals surrounding taxation issues, business and commercial development. Increased recognition of the contributions of business to the larger community, as well as mentorship opportunities within the business community continued as major Chamber initiatives to improve the business and employment environment within the city. Through committee work, briefs and submissions, seminars, workshops, special events, media coverage, conferences and speaker programs, as well as provincial and national liaison with other Chambers, the Chamber of Commerce encouraged a collective business voice, while promoted the city's economic well-being through long-range commercial development and diversification.

Throughout its history, the Chamber has participated in civic and provincial celebrations including the various anniversaries of the City of Regina, royal visits, the Golden and Diamond Jubilees of Saskatchewan, and most recently, the province's Centennial.

The Chamber of Commerce currently (2010) operates with a fourteen member Board of Directors and staff of six, including the Chief Executive Officer, John Hopkins. The president, Andrew Rathwell, is the 124th individual to hold that post.

The office of the Board of Trade was originally in the old Regina town hall until it was demolished in 1908. Thereafter, offices were shared with a variety of businesses. By 1953, the Chamber secured its own premises where it remains today (2010). The Regina and District Chamber of Commerce is located at 2145 Albert Street.

Regina Council of Churches, 1984-

  • PA 49
  • Corporate
  • 1984-

In November 1984, a preliminary meeting of all interested in the establishment of a church ecumenical organization in Regina was held at St. Luke's Anglican Parish Hall. Over 60 individuals attended, including Archbishop Charles Halpin (Roman Catholic) and Bishop Michael Peers (Anglican). The preliminary meeting resulted in a decision to establish a new organization to replace the existing Regina Ministerial Association, which was an exclusively clergy association.

The new Regina Conference of Churches was made up of both clergy and lay members who represented individual congregations, rather than representing denominations. In January 1985, a covenanting service for the new association was held in the Education Auditorium at University of Regina. Member organizations covenanted to seek the welfare of the city; to serve those who are hungry or in prison; to witness the unity of the church in worship; to be open to dialogue with other faiths; and to support the ministries of one another in prayer.

The first organizational meeting was held on February 4, 1985 at Grace Mennonite Church on Pasqua Street. Twenty congregations were represented, as were Native Ministries, Luther College, Family Service Bureau, Downtown Chaplaincy, and the Roman Catholic Diocesan Centre. The following officers were elected to the Board of Directors: Rev. Howard Hanson, Dr. James Christopher, Mr. Breen Melvin, Rev. Doug Ohs (Vice President), Ms. Margaret Herman, Rev. Ferd Ediger, Prof. Terence Marner (President), Mr. Chris Hartnell, Judge Jamesina Jamieson, Ms. Evelyn Black, and Rev. Gord Vickruck.

On Sunday March 17, 1985, a meeting was held at Grace Mennonite Church at which the following working committees were established: Ecumenical Concerns, Peace and Justice, Membership, Pastoral Care ad Youth, Media, Arts, and Public Relations. Margaret Herman of St. Martin's Roman Catholic Church was appointed Press Officer. It was decided that twice each year there would be an assembly and dinner open to all member congregations and other interested people. The spring assembly would also be the time of the annual general meeting.

In 1989 it was decided to change the organization from a congregational model to a denominational model, and the name of the organization was changed to the Regina Council of Churches. With a revision to the constitution in 1997, provision was made to include both denominational representatives and congregational members, as well as members at large appointed by the Council.

In the year 2000, the Council was able to celebrate the millennium jubilee with a one-day event in Agribition Park which attracted several thousands of people from across southern Saskatchewan.

As of 2001, the Anglican, Apostolic, Baptist, Lutheran, Mennonite, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Salvation Army, and United churches were actively involved in the Council, which maintains friendly relations with other councils of churches in the province, as well as with the Canadian Council of Churches, the Regina Evangelical Ministerial Association, and the MultiFaith Forum. Through its representatives on the Advisory Committee on Corrections and the Spiritual Care Committee, the Council involves itself in the work of the chaplaincy at the Regina Correctional Centre and with hospital chaplaincy. The Council also deals with issues brought to it by the provincial and municipal government, non-governmental organizations, and others, and it continues to encourage ecumenical worship by organizing an annual, city-wide ecumenical service.

Rosemont Art Gallery, 1975-2005

  • PA 308
  • Corporate
  • 1975-2005

The Rosemont Art Gallery began as a satellite gallery of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan in January 1975. The gallery was an experiment for the purpose of examining the cultural needs of the community situated in the Northwest area of the city and of evaluating the response of the public and artists to a gallery located in a local store front. The Gallery was located in the Rosemont Shopping Plaza.

In September 1976, the Rosemont Art Gallery Society was incorporated. The Society and the MacKenzie Art Gallery successfully lobbied the City of Regina for the first operational grant. By April 1978, the Rosemont Art Gallery Society took over the operation of the gallery. The Society was able to secure funding from the City of Regina, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the community at large. In 1984, The Rosemont Art Gallery moved from its original location to space within the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre.

Multi-level programming at the Rosemont Art Gallery included exhibitions of local and national artists, as well as workshops for both adults and children featuring weaving, puppetry, photography and printmaking.

In May 2005, the Rosemont Art Gallery was renamed the Art Gallery of Regina upon a resolution passed at the Rosemont Art Gallery Society's Annual General Meeting. The name change reflects the Gallery's greater scope as a community rather than a neighbourhood art gallery. It continues (2005) to operate as an independent art gallery leasing space within the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre. Karen Schoonover is the Art Gallery of Regina's Executive Director.

Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation, 1930-

  • PA 51
  • Corporate
  • 1930-

In 1929, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan established a cancer committee, which was to survey the treatment of cancer in the province and make proposals for improving it. The committee recommended that radium which was owned by private physicians be purchased by the government for use in centralized clinics under the control of a doctor. The committee also recommended that there be consultative services at each clinic, and that a commission be established to control the clinics. These recommendations were accepted by the government, and The Saskatchewan Cancer Commission Act (Chapter 218) was passed by the 1930 Session of the Legislature and became effective May 1, 1930. The Act authorized the establishment of a cancer control program in Saskatchewan, operated by the Saskatchewan Cancer Commission.

Two consultative diagnostic and treatment clinics were established in 1932, one in Regina, the other in Saskatoon. Initially, patients were required to pay nominal fees to the Commission for diagnostic services and radiotherapy, and were fully responsible for the payment of other medical, surgical and hospital costs related to the treatment of their cancer.

The leadership given at this time by the medical profession in Saskatchewan was responsible for the creation of the Canadian Cancer Society in 1938, and the establishment of a cancer program in the province which was unique in that it was founded on the mutual confidence and cooperation of the government, the medical profession and the laity.

The Cancer Control Act of 1944 was responsible for denoting Saskatchewan as the first area to have comprehensive tax-borne treatment for cancer in the world. It provided that all diagnostic services and treatment, including drugs directed at the control of cancer, would be paid by the province rather than by the patient.

In 1979, the Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation Act was passed, establishing Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation to replace the Cancer Commission. The Foundation maintains two service outlets: the Allan Blair Memorial Clinic in Regina and the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic. The clinics provide diagnosis, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and follow-up services. Registry services are an integral part of each clinic. In accordance with the Cancer Foundation Act, the Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation: collects information on cases of cancer and records data relating to these cases; participates or provides assistance for research projects in conjunction with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer; and collects information and records data on residents eligible for provincial cancer screening programs.

Saskatchewan Gay Coalition, 1977-198?

  • PA 279
  • Corporate
  • 1977-1987

The Saskatchewan Gay Coalition was formed in December, 1977 by a group of lesbians and gay men who came together to work for the liberation of homosexuals within society. Branches of the Coalition were located in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw. Gay communities that existed in Saskatchewan at the time decided to work together as a coalition to combat isolation and promote liberation.

The mandate of the Saskatchewan Gay Coalition was to oppose all forms of discrimination against gay men and lesbians; to oppose all forms of discrimination against all women; to foster the growth of the gay community on a province-wide basis; to articulate the gay lifestyle to the general public and to raise consciousness within the gay community.

The Coalition's monthly newsletter, Gay Saskatchewan, was distributed throughout the province.

The Saskatchewan Gay Coalition ceased to exist in the early 1980s.

Saskatchewan Junior Concert Society, 1965-1994

  • PA 362
  • Corporate
  • 1968-1994

In 1957, Barbara Cass-Beggs, a music educator in Regina, Saskatchewan, recognized the need to expose school-age children to live music and arts performances by professional artists. Cass-Beggs helped establish the Regina Junior Concert Society, which organized three concerts of vocal, piano and orchestral performances by the Regina Conservatory. Three hundred children attended the concerts, held in Regina. In 1959, the Society organized nine concerts in six centres throughout the province. The success of the provincial tour led to the establishment of the Saskatchewan Junior Concert Society.

The Saskatchewan Junior Concert Society was incorporated under the provisions of The Societies Act (1959) on July 29, 1965. The aims of the Society at that time were to help children enjoy, understand and appreciate music by providing them with the opportunity to attend suitable concerts by artists; to help children learn how to conduct themselves at concerts in an acceptable manner; and to help develop future concert audiences who were capable of listening to music with discrimination and understanding.

The head office of the Society was located in Regina. The Society operated through a Board of Directors and Executive Committee, consisting of the President, Vice-President, the Recording Secretary, the Program Director, the Promotions Director, and the immediate Past-President. The annual general meeting was held alternately in Regina and Saskatoon and allowed local representatives to report on concerts, discuss improvements in the organization and arrange upcoming concerts. The Society relied on funding from the provincial and federal governments, home and school organizations, school boards, service clubs and local businesses.

On February 16, 1983, the Society was continued as the Saskatchewan Junior Concert Society Inc. under the provisions of the Non-profit Corporations Act. In 1994, the Society merged with the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC). Junior concerts became part of the OSAC's Performing Arts Program. The Saskatchewan Junior Concerts Society was struck off the register of non-profit corporations on November 7, 1994.

Saskatchewan Music Educators Association, 1976-

  • PA 372
  • Corporate
  • 1976-

Around 1957, music educators attending a conference in Regina, Saskatchewan discussed the possibility of forming a provincial association. The officers elected to pursue the matter were Lloyd Blackman (convenor); Rj Staples (secretary); and an executive consisting of Jennie McCallum, Don Cowan, Reg MacFarland and Hugh Stephenson. The Saskatchewan Music Educators Association (SMEA) was established shortly thereafter and its constitution was adopted on April 24, 1957. The first annual convention was held on April 12, 1958 in Regina. The SMEA was incorporated as a non-profit organization on June 7, 1976 under the provisions of The Societies Act.

The mandate of the SMEA is to promote the development of high standards of music and music education; to exchange information and ideas with those interested in music; and to sponsor conventions, workshops, clinics and other means of musical development, information and education. The SMEA is currently (2007) governed by a board of directors consisting of the president, vice-president, past president, executive director, and the directors of seven regions. Members of various special interest groups and the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan act as liaisons to the SMEA Board.

The SMEA, which maintains its head office in Cudworth, is affiliated with numerous provincial, national and international musical and cultural organizations, including the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF) and the Canadian Music Educators Association. SMEA's member organizations include the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers Association; Canadian Music Competitions - Saskatchewan Division; Saskatchewan Suzuki Piano Teachers Association; Saskatchewan Carl Orff Chapter and Music for Young Children. SMEA is funded through memberships, grants from SaskTrust and STF, corporate sponsorship and the sale of print and online advertising.

In 1957, the SMEA began publishing its official magazine, known over time as the Bulletin, the Journal, the Newsletter and Cadenza. In 2004, SMEA had four publications: NOTZ, a bi-annual newsletter; CADENZA, the annual journal; MusicEducationOnline, a website; and The Teacher Resource Package.

Saskatchewan Peace Council, 1949-

  • PA 334
  • Corporate
  • 1949-

On November 19 and 20, 1949, the Saskatchewan Peace Conference was held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Conference delegates believed that the economic well-being of Canada and maintenance of world peace depended on the establishment of friendly trade relations among all countries. The delegates resolved to further their beliefs through the establishment of the Saskatchewan Peace Council. The mandate of the Council was to build and strengthen the peace movement through the establishment of local councils; to promote peace through radio broadcasts; to appeal to youth through social and cultural activities; and to establish study groups and research committees for the gathering and dissemination of information.

The first Provincial Executive of the Saskatchewan Peace Council consisted of Louis Lloyd (Honorary President), Mabel Hanway (Chairman), Dr. F.W. Hanley (First Vice-President) and Connie O'Reagan (Secretary-Treasurer). Council headquarters were in Regina.

The Saskatchewan Peace Council lobbied governments at all levels to advance the cause of world peace and disarmament. The Council organized demonstrations at the Saskatchewan Legislature and submitted briefs to members of the Legislative Assembly, city council, commissions and boards of inquiry. The Council also circulated petitions, conducted forums, conferences and public meetings, and arranged for art exhibitions by ethnic minorities and/or for works with peace-related themes.

The Saskatchewan Peace Council worked closely with the Canadian Peace Congress in order to achieve its goals and bring greater publicity to its activities. The Council frequently organized speaking tours and petition drives with the participation of Canadian Peace Congress President James (Gareth) Endicott. The Council also maintained relations with other local, national and international organizations.

Saskatchewan Publishers Group, 1988-

  • PA 307
  • Corporate
  • 1988-

Professional publishers in Saskatchewan organized informally in the early 1980s as a mechanism to collaborate on promotional activities. This collaboration appears to have been ad hoc in nature involving occasional association with the Prairie Publishers Group which represented publishers from the three prairie provinces. The first step toward the formation of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group appears to have taken place in March, 1986 with the opening of a bank account in the Group's name.

Professional publishers in Saskatchewan organized informally in the early 1980s as a mechanism to collaborate on promotional activities. This collaboration appears to have been ad hoc in nature involving occasional association with the Prairie Publishers Group which represented publishers from the three prairie provinces. The first step toward the formation of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group appears to have taken place in March, 1986 with the opening of a bank account in the Group's name.

Programs and projects of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group have included Prairie Books from Home, the launch of Prairie Books Now, outreach projects and a travelling book display. The Saskatchewan Publishers Group has also assisted in the development of the Saskatchewan Book Awards and the Prairie Festival of Books in the early 1990s and in lobbying against the provincial government's proposed tax on reading materials in 1991.

Past Executive Directors and Co-Executive Directors of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group have been Archie Crail (1990), Heather Wood (1990-1993), Barbara Kahan (1992-1996), and Rachael Van Fossen (1996-1998).

Currently (2005) the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Publishers Group is Brenda Niskala, who has held the position since 1993. The Saskatchewan Publishers Group has fifteen full members, eight associate members, and thirty-four supporting members.

Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, 1969-

  • PA 305
  • Corporate
  • 1969-

The Saskatchewan Writers Guild was formed in response to a writers' conference held in August, 1969 in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. A committee of five individuals, the Secretariat of the Guild, was elected at this conference to spearhead the establishment of a province-wide organization committed to promoting Saskatchewan writers and writing. Soon after establishing a head office in Regina, the Guild became incorporated. A satellite office also operated in Saskatoon through part of the Guild's history.

The mission of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild has been to serve as an advocate for Saskatchewan writers, to promote Saskatchewan writers and writing throughout the province, to improve the economic status of writers in the province, and to develop the art of writing in writers of all ages. Successful programs run throughout Saskatchewan in the Guild's history include writing colonies, short-term and year-long residencies, various writing workshops, several writing competitions, the Signature and Speakeasy literary readings series, and annual conferences.

The Saskatchewan Writers Guild also has produced many publications throughout its history that promote Saskatchewan writers and writing. They include the Guild's newsletter "FreeLance," its literary journals "Grain" and "Spring," "WindScript," a literary journal aimed at highlighting literary works of teenagers, and occasional publications such as "Saskatchewan Writes!" and several literary arts handbooks.

The Guild has been involved in the City of Regina Literary Awards, the Prairie Festival of Books, the Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Cathedral Village Arts Festival. It has also been supportive of writers involved in various local writing groups around the province and through its Writers' Assistance Fund.

Currently (2005) the Saskatchewan Writers Guild has a membership of approximately seven hundred members and continues to actively promote Saskatchewan writing. Its head office is located at 205-2314 Fourteenth Avenue in Regina.

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