Oktoberfest Ticket Giveaway! LAST CHANCE

Giveaway alert!

Tickets for Oktoberfest are already SOLD OUT but you’re in luck, we are giving away 2 tickets to Oktoberfest so you can join in an evening of fun celebrating the Heritage of our German Settlers! You don’t want to miss out on Gourmet food, German wines and beers, music and stories!

To enter:

  • Like this post on our social media
  • Follow @whitecitymuseum on Facebook and/or Instagram
  • Tag a friend in the comments section. Tag them separately as each tag is an entry.

Bonus Entry:

Share this post to your story. Be sure to tag us so we can see it! (If your account is private send us a screenshot to show us you shared it)

Draw will be made on October 20th, 2021.

Announcing Our October Fundraiser

What has pretzels, polka music, beer and bratwurst?
Hint: It happens in October!!

Check back soon for details on the Museum’s upcoming fundraiser.

Historical Walking Tour In Development!

The WCM is excited to embark on a project to promote historical points of interest in the White City and Emerald Park area.

We are pleased to partner with undergraduate students from the University of Regina, as part of an ecomuseum course offered by Dr. Glenn Sutter through Luther College. The students will dig into the stories and document locations that will be featured on a Walking Tour and explore different ways the tour can be used by the community and local schools.

If you have a local point of interest you would like to share, please email: whitecitymuseum.sk@gmail.com

Yahoo News Canada: White City Museum to receive grant

The White City Museum will receive an $800 Canadian Cultural Spaces Grant which will help fund building upgrades, board chair Kelly Champagne told annual general meeting attendees Nov. 25 in Emerald Park.

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White City receives national environmental award

Keith Borkowsky / Local Journalism Initiative Reporter (The Quad Town Forum)

All eyes were on a television screen during the Town of White City’s Oct. 5 council meeting, as the municipality was honoured for its environmental works.

White City received the Canadian Association of Municipal Administration’s Environmental Award for municipalities under 20,000 people. While the award would typically have been presented at CAMA’s national conference, this year’s presentation had to be made by videoconference due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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What’s In a Name? – The Origins of “White City”

In the same way that your granddad’s best yarns change a bit with every telling, the origin story of the name “White City” is always a little different depending on who you ask.

A couple of the more popular explanations revolve around John Kadannek, a local from before the town was incorporated, and the owner of the Wheat City Novelty Shop. As the story goes, Mr. Kadannek had a sign made up and ready to go on his shop way back in 1954, when he discovered the name had already been taken. Thinking quick, he decided he decided the cheapest, easiest fix would be to alter the name, and the sign, to “White City Novelty Shop” instead.

The other story involving Mr. Kadannek has him persuading Johnson Lipsett to name the community White City after the district in West Central London where Mr. Kadannek’s favourite aunt lived.

Or perhaps it was named after White City, New Mexico, or White City, Oregon. Webster’s New School and Office Dictionary offers the possibility that it was named after a “white city,” defined as “a pleasure resort with carousels, merry-go-rounds, switchbacks, and so-called because the structures are painted white.

Or, as seems quite likely to this writer, perhaps the idea for the name simply swirled up like a blizzard, landing on someone’s doorstep one wintry afternoon.

Learn more at WhiteCity.ca

Species At Risk Game from LearningTheLand

In association with Treaty Education Alliance, the land-based learning and treaty rights education project LearningTheLand.ca has produced a fantastic game exploring some of the different species currently at risk in Saskatchewan and the causes that might put a species at risk.

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