125th Anniversary Celebration of Heritage and Music, January 9, 2009

For support of the 125th Anniversary programs, Gustin/Trounce Heritage Committee Inc. gratefully acknowledges the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the City of Saskatoon.
Special appreciation to members of the Saskatoon Heritage Society for their part in the programs, to the musicians of the recital, and to Michael Pomedli for the event photos below.

125th Anniversary of The Trounce Family’s Arrival in Saskatoon in 1884

Program for Broadway Area Schools

Heritage specialist Peggy Sarjeant briefly sketched the history of the Trounce Family’s life in early Saskatoon and spoke about their home, Trounce House, which is Saskatoon’s oldest building. Project archaeologist, Kristin Enns-Kavanagh of Stantec Architecture Ltd., gave the students an illustrated presentation and showed historic materials recovered in the recent archaeological dig at Trounce House.

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Trounce Tea Party

A public audience in the Grace-Westminster United Church auditorium heard a repeat presentation on the Trounce Family and Trounce House by Peggy Sarjeant and Kristin Enns-Kavanagh. Saskatoon Heritage Society members Margo Rashley and Sue Barrett read excerpts from the historic letters (1884-87) of Mrs. Trounce. Tea and English dainties were served to the many who attended this celebration of our civic heritage.

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