Celebrating Success

The Saskatchewan Arts Board congratulates the six Saskatchewan nominees for the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMAs).

Imagine going to a theatre performance and seeing a live gopher scurry across the stage. Or a bird soar through the set. These experiences are not rare for audiences of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, where performances are held in a large tent by the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon. This season's plays are The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Merchant of Venice, presented from July 9 to August 22.

Saskatoon author Arthur Slade has been nominated for a Children's Book Centre Award for his novel, The Hunchback Assignments.

La Troupe du Jour's production, Rearview, by young Fransaskois writer Gilles Poulin-Denis, has won major awards and is embarking on a national tour, supported by a Culture on the Go grant.

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the latest artists to join the cast of this year's season of Faire Faces and False Hearts, signed with gracious financial support from the RBC Foundation through its marvelous new initiative, the Emerging Artists Program.

With the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board's Culture on the Go program, Regina musician Val Halla is poised to break into the US market with her ambitious new tour.