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Social Events and Guest Program

Guest Program

Thursday, May 24

Wanuskewin Heritage Park sits above Opimihaw Creek and the South Saskatchewan River near Saskatoon – a window into a part of Canada’s history that remains largely undiscovered, and a link to our past unlike any other National Historic Site in Canada. Six thousand years ago, Wanuskewin echoed with the thundering hooves of bison and the voices of Indigenous peoples from across the Northern Plains; the land still echoes with these stories. Spend a spring prairie morning exploring the park, galleries, and cultural exhibits.

From the ancient to the contemporary, the Remai Modern Museum is one of Saskatoon’s newest cultural attractions. The Remai features modern and contemporary art with a unique perspective on art and culture in the 21st century. Remai Modern is informed by the rich culture and history of the prairies, including Indigenous artists and nations, distinct modernist influences, and a legacy of progressive support for the arts. You’ll begin with Remai experience with lunch in the Riverview room, followed by private tours and activities.

Friday, May 25

The day begins with a visit to the Black Fox Farm and Distillery. Saskatchewan’s premier on-farm distillery practices all types of farming including produce, flowers, and grains used to make their own gin, vodka and other spirits.

You’ll then head out Valley Road to The Berry Barn for lunch. The Berry Barn has a splendid garden, greenhouse and 28-acre orchard of saskatoon berries as well as the highly popular restaurant and gift store.

Finally, enjoy a one-hour river cruise through the heart of Saskatoon aboard The Prairie Lily Riverboat. You will see the natural beauty of the Meewasin Valley, the welcoming nature of the Saskatoon downtown, the friendliness of River Landing, and the personality of our living river.

Social events

Casual dinner (Wednesday, May 23)

Take in a bird’s eye view of Saskatoon from the Sheraton Cavalier’s Top of the Inn. This is a chance to connect with colleagues,  guests, and friends in a relaxed atmosphere.

President’s Reception and Awards Gala (Thursday, May 24)

Every year Engineers Canada honours those members of the engineering community who make a substantial difference in addressing some of Canada’s and the world’s most vexing social and technological challenges. This year we celebrate the recipients of the 2018 Engineers Canada Awards. Join us as we celebrate how engineering makes a world of difference.

The President’s Reception and Awards Gala are black-tie optional events. This can mean a cocktail dress, evening gown, or business suit for women, and dark suit and tie for men. Black tie with full honours is optional.

Fun night (Friday, May 25)

Champêtre County is a western-themed venue offering an “Old West” experience and a taste of relaxed country lifestyle. Established in 1995 and sitting on 50 acres, this vacation farm offers guests a taste of the western era. Following in the family values of the founders, Arthur and Thérèse Denis, Champêtre County introduces people to the Saskatchewan prairies, a place we call home. We do this through various activities that we offer, the meals we serve and the hospitality we provide. The Howling Coyote Saloon has seating for up to 150 guests and the Rustic Town Hall has room for another 200. A tent is added for larger groups. There’s plenty of space for great entertainment, meetings and breakaway sessions. We are open year round so we can promote the beautiful starkness of the winter prairies as well as the hot summers that we all enjoy. You will leave Champêtre County with an inner peace, having experienced the simpler things in life, while learning about Saskatchewan and the prairies in a unique way.