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Sunday, 30 May 2010

IAPL 2010

POST-CONFERENCE EXCURSION

Regina -> Wanuskewin Heritage Park -> Saskatoon Riverboat Tour - Mendel Art Gallery - Dinner @ Bessborough Hotel

(leave @ 8:30 a.m - back @ 10:30 p.m.)


US $49. Sunday Excursion to Saskatoon - includes bus, box lunch, and Wanuskewin Heritage Park admission fees.

Saskatoon Riverboat and Bessborough Hotel Dinner not included.


 

EXCURSION SCHEDULE


8:30 - Leave Regina - Hotel Saskatchewan

12:00 - 14:00 - Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Wanuskewin Heritage Park hugs the west bank of the South Saskatchewan River, just three kilometres north of Saskatoon. Within its 760 acres there are 19 sites that represent the active society of Northern Plains Peoples.
This 6000 year-old hunting site and encampment of First Nations people has been turned into a historic and cultural centre. Includes the Opimihaw/Tipperary Creek Archaeological Site provincial heritage property, designated on February 20, 1984.

(box lunch provided - indicate dietary preferences)

14:00 - Leave for Mendel Art Gallery - Saskatoon

Two Options available upon arrival at the Mendel Art Gallery:

Option 1

Each scheduled cruise lasts about one hour, leaving from the Shearwater docks behind the Mendel Art Gallery on Spadina Crescent near the University Bridge in downtown Saskatoon. The Meewasin Queen travels under four of Saskatoon's seven bridges, past the downtown core with its elegant landscaped parks, natural areas, and some of the city's most opulent residences. Enjoy watching canoes, kayaks, rowing skiffs, wakeboarders and waterskiers enjoy this beautiful river valley, recognized as one of the finest and best-kept in the world. Our souvenir maps and booklet will inform you about the river, its landmarks, cultural highlights, and fascinating history.

Adults $17.00;  Seniors $16.00; Students (six or over with valid student card) $16.00; Child $10.00; Infants free. (add about 10% PST + GST)

Option 2

Overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, the Mendel Art Gallery is Saskatoon’s premier destination for contemporary and historical art, with exhibitions changing quarterly. The Mendel’s permanent collection includes over five thousand local, regional, and national works of art. In addition to exploring exhibitions and associated public programs, visitors can browse the Gallery Shop, spend time in the Civic Conservatory, or relax with friends over tasty treats in Museo Café.

Option 2:

For those who do not want to go on the Riverboat or to the Gallery.

15:00 - 17:00 - Bus goes to downtown Saskatoon for walking around or shopping - [Free, unless you are a shopper!]

17:00 - 19:00 - Dinner at the Bessborough Hotel

After the Canadian Pacific Railway built a railway hotel in Regina in 1926, the Saskatoon business community lobbied Canadian National Railway to build one in Saskatoon. On December 31, 1928 Sir Henry Thorton, President of the Canadian National Railway, announced that they would build a similar hotel in Saskatoon. The hotel was designed by Archibald-Schofield of Montreal, and intentionally designed to resemble a Bavarian castle. (from Wikipedia)

We will reserve tables for everyone but everyone will choose their own menu and pay their own bill.


19:15 - Bus leaves for Regina

 

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