Culture Builds Community

Culture Builds Community…and quality of life in Saskatchewan!
How many reasons do you need to believe?

Did you know that participation in cultural activity…
… teaches us to be more empathetic towards the people of other cultures.
…enhances teamwork skills, self-discipline and perseverance.
…encourages pro-social behaviours.
…builds self-esteem and self-confidence.

Did you know that participation in the arts…
…contributes to academic achievement.
…teaches young people to conquer fear and to take risks.
…provides people of all ages with a means of self-expression.
…contributes to personal health and wellness.

Did you know that the study of music…
…helps develop areas of the brain involved in language and reasoning.
…helps students learn the value of sustained effort to achieve excellence.
… develops skills that are necessary in the workplace.
… contributes to emotional and psychological well-being.

Did you know that exploring heritage…
…can provide youth with insight into their sense of self.
…helps us understand and value our shared sense of place.
…helps us all understand today’s challenges.
…helps preserve our individual and shared heritage for future generations.

Did you know that a cultural workers (paid and unpaid)…
…make up 1.46% of Saskatchewan’s labour force.
…make up 3% of Canada’s over 13.3 million volunteers.
…are often highly educated.
…are strong leaders.
…from Saskatchewan are recognized nationally each year.

Did you know that cultural tourism…
…is a key reason people stay longer in a community, and spend more money.
…encourages local residents to explore their own province and community.
…shows the uniqueness of Saskatchewan and its communities.
…attracts more international tourists.

Did you know that culture contributes to communities by…
…helping engage and connect citizens.
…Increasing diversity and vitality.
…supporting those in need.
…expressing a shared sense of community pride.
…building social capital.
…generating economic benefits.

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A Forest of Local Folklore

Driving back from my second visit to Waldheim, my traveling companions…
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Painting Tires

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The Pallet Garden Takes Shape

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Karlie King: A Note on Intangible Culture

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