Monday, November 9, 2020

From The Prairies to the Trenches: Saskatchewan and the First World War

Me mugging at one of our video installations at the Saskatchewan Legislature, 2014.

Hi All,

Since Remembrance Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd shamelessly plug the video series my team at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan did a few years ago commemorating our province's involvement in the First World War.

We began the series in 2014, and released a video for each commemorative year of the war. The project started out quite modestly, but over time it gained more notice and increased popularity. By the closing segments we were filling local theatres and had formed a partnership with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Radio Canada to provide the entire series in French and to further increase its promotion and distribution.

Anyway, if you have a little time over the next few days I invite you to view the series. Also, if you enjoyed them please consider clicking the 'like' button and subscribing to our channel - it would mean a lot to us at the Archive. I'm very proud of the work that we did on this series as I think it provides a unique perspective to our province's involvement during those tumultuous years of 1914-1918.

...and I was kindly reminded of an interview I did to help promote both the series and the Archives.

Saskatchewan Remembers