"No one can look unto the future. That is denied us. I can say one thing. I have devoted the years of my life—the full span—to this country. That devotion has been repaid over and over again by the fact that Canadians have given me, in my custody, their hopes and aspirations. I shall continue to do everything I can…to bring about the concepts which have been my life’s work, the denial of discrimination and the preservation of unity."

- TV
November 8, 1965



The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is now open!

Mar 29, 2012, 1:00 am

The Diefenbaker Centre reopens its doors to the public March 30, 2012. Come explore our newly renovated museum and gallery. Click on the title to expand this page and view our media advisory.

The following is a media advisory regarding our reopening celebrations:

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 28, 2012

 

 

 

U of S Diefenbaker Canada Centre to host grand reopening

of renovated gallery

 

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre will be reopening its gallery doors to the public following extensive renovations made possible through a funding partnership between the Government of Canada and the University of Saskatchewan.

 

As part of the reopening, the gallery with be launching three exhibits that address the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker’s contributions in the area of human rights:  The Diefenbaker Legacy; The Canadian Bill of Rights; and Unity, Diversity and Justice: Canadian Approaches to Human Rights.

 

Media are invited to attend the grand reopening celebration.

 

Date: Friday, March 30, 2012

Location: Lobby, Diefenbaker Building, 101 Diefenbaker Place, University of Saskatchewan

Time: Program at 11 am with tour to follow

 

The program will be hosted by Michael Atkinson, executive director of the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, and will feature remarks from U of S Professor Mary Eberts on Diefenbaker’s contributions to human rights. Speakers will be available for interviews and government representatives will be in attendance.

 

 

For more information, contact:

 

Terresa Ann DeMong

Manager, Diefenbaker Canada Centre

University of Saskatchewan

Tel: (306) 966-8382

Cell: (306) 260-9566

Email: terresa.demong@usask.ca