We children of Saskatchewan Are easy to identify We smile at strangers – stop to talk To people we know nothing of… We open up our hearts and homes To all who might come knocking We’re what we are – because of you Because of you Saskatchewan.
Happy Birthday dear Saskatchewan From the seeds that you have sown Though we’ve left for far off places We still think of you as home. And Happy Birthday dear Saskatchewan From your children who have stayed You have always and will always Be here for us as we’d prayed.
When John Kurtz first asked me if I thought I’d be able to write something about the dozen or so highlights in the history of Saskatchewan, I thought it would be quite simple. But when it came down to it, it was not. There were too many people and events that needed to be included! What made the task manageable was the work of my friend and colleague Hans Herold. Hans’ moving portrayals of our homeland reminded me of what really should be celebrated and that was our prairie roots. What we have here, is a collage of what we believe is important in us and thus in the place we call home: Saskatchewan.