In order to engage with diverse groups and to increase public interest and access to Canadian hertiage, history, and politics the Diefenbaker Canada Centre brings travelling exhibits to museums and public events across the province and attends many local cultural and community events.

If your community has an event and would like to host an exhibit from the Diefenbaker Centre please contact us and we will arrange a visit!

Teachers and Principles - We are also able to set up a mobile exhibit in your school for a period of time, enabling students to interact with Canadian history in a unique way outside of the classroom setting. Please contact us for details on the exhibits we offer and availability.

Upcoming/Current Events

Potashcorp Children's Festival of Saskatchewan

For the last two years the Diefenbaker Canada Centre has had a tent at the Children's Festival and it has become one of our favourite outreach events. Throughout the weekend, children and families are invited to stop by to spin our trivia wheel to win prizes, get temporary tattoos, and colour Canada-themed colouring pages. Parents can also take in our mobile exhibit while their kids have fun. 

Canada Remembers Our Heroes Air Show

Being Canada's 150th anniversary, it is important to not only celebrate that milestone, but to never forget the sacrifices made by many thousands of brave men and women, who risked all for peace and the kind of nation we enjoy today. This year's airshow features the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the Canadian Forces CF-18 Demo, and the Canadian Forces Parachute Team - The SkyHawks! 

The DCC will have a tent featuring mobile exhibits and family activities - including trivia and prizes!

Visit http://canadaremembersourheroes.ca/ for more information.

Past Events

Sisters United Travelling Exhibit in Melfort

From March 24th - April 25th, 2017, the Melfort Historic Post Office hosted a travelling version of Sisters United: Women's Suffrage in Saskatchewan

   

Heritage Festival of Saskatoon (February 5, 2017)

Celebrate Canada’s 150th and explore Saskatoon’s past at the Heritage Festival of Saskatoon on Sunday, February 5th at the Western Development Museum. This fun family event runs noon to 5 pm with live entertainment, activities, games, demonstrations and more! Over 40 historical and cultural organizations gather in celebration of our heritage. Entertainment includes: Saskatoon Blues Showcase, James Steele, Holosy Choir, City of Saskatoon archivist Jeff O’Brien, the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra, Hula Hoopster and more! Free admission and free parking. 

We will have our mobile Sisters Untied display on women's suffrage there and will be doing a coin exchange for the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage commemorative loonie. See the poster below, or for more details call the Western Development Museum at 306-931-1910 or visit https://heritagefestivalofsaskatoon.com/.

Focus on Women Show (Prince Albert March 18-19, 2017)

The DCC will be bringing our Sisters United mobile dispaly along with replica artifacts and the 100th Anniversary Suffrage Loonie to the Prince Albert Focus on Women Show. This annual trade show at the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre focuses on products and services for women. This will be a great event to attend during Women's History Month!

The Man Show MEETS Women's World

2016 was the Diefenbaker Centre's third time as an exhibitor at the Man Show. It was combined with the Women's World show this year, enabling us to reach a wider audience. Each year we interact with hundreds of visitors through a mobile exhibit, history-themed trivia, and more. This year we are brought Sisters United, a new exhibit that celebrates the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in Saskathcewan.

Hope to see you there in 2017!

Wakaw Museum Outreach

On August 26, 2016 two DCC docents set up the Sisters United mobile display in the Bonne Madone Room at the Wakaw Heritage Museum, along with the 100th anniversary of suffrage commemorative loonies. We had a great time engaging with local museum-goers and discussing women's history with them. The Wakaw Recorder, the town's newspaper, featured a story on the visit and exhibit (right, click for full article).

PotashCorp Children's Festival of Saskatchewan

For the last two years the Diefenbaker Centre has had a tent at the Children's Festival and it has become one of our favourite outreach events.
Hundreds of kids visit us each day of the weekend to spin our trivia wheel, get temporary tattoos, and colour Canada-themed colouring pages. Parents can also take in our mobile exhibit while their kids have fun. Hopefully we will be back again next year!

Optimist Canada Day in the Park

The Diefenbaker Centre has been a part of the Canada Day celebrations at Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon for five years, our longest running annual outreach event. Over the years we have hosted thousands of volunteers, giving out Canadian flags and tattoos, face painting, colouring with kids, and playing trivia. We also bring out a mobile exhibit each year.

Exhibitions

In the summer of 2016 the docents at the Diefenbaker Centre put on a lot of miles, visiting exhibitions in Yorkton, Lloydminster, Nipawin, Regina, and Saskatoon.

We took our new mobile exhibit for Sisters United: Women's Suffrage in Saskatchewan. We had a great reception and the display sparked many interesting conversations with diverse visitors.