Sunday, June 13
TRADITIONAL SASKATCHEWAN COMMUNITY FOWL SUPPER
With Saskatchewan Recording Artist Jack Semple
When you hear someone talking about bunnyhugs or matrimonial cake, you can be fairly certain the person is from Saskatchewan - or at least spent several years living here. The same holds true for the vanishing term Fowl Supper.
It's a standard piece of Saskatchewan humour. The new minister / doctor / school teacher arrives from points east and hears people talking about the best Foul Supper and wonders why anyone would want such a dubious prize. They soon learn that the Saskatchewan Fowl Supper is a volunteer driven event that strengthens the community cohesion while raising money to support community institutions or improvements. Many Saskatchewan towns and villages will have a series of Fowl Suppers between mid-September and late October as local churches and service clubs compete to see who can lay on the best spread. In Dog River, this is the season Oscar and Emma look forward to all year (although neither Oscar nor Brent care for jellied salad).
Come and join us for a traditional Saskatchewan Fowl Supper on the opening night of the conference. Roast turkey with all the trimmings. Mashed potatoes with unhealthy amounts of gravy. Cabbage rolls and perogies. And no Fowl Supper would be complete without a wide assortment of jellied salads, pasta salads and bean salads. Don't forget to keep your fork, because there will be pie - lots of pie.
One small departure from the usual Fowl Supper experience will be the performance by Saskatchewan recording artist Jack Semple (www.jacksemple.com).
Traditionally, community Fowl Suppers are about raising money to support institutions that strengthen the community. Although your Fowl Supper experience is included in your conference registration, there will be a table accepting donations to support the Saskatchewan Literacy Network (www.sk.literacy.ca), a cause close to the heart of our profession.
Monday Night Event Location: RCMP Heritage Centre
An Evening to Remember
Regina’s unique venue, the RCMP Heritage Centre, will host the event. The centre, designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Erickson, perfectly complements this year’s theme, State of the Art. Housed in a breathtaking stone, glass and concrete building, the centre tells the story of the RCMP using state of the art exhibits, multimedia technologies and engaging programming and tours.
Features of the evening include: indoor parade of cadets, musical performance by Chris Hamilton, food from Fireside Bistro, police dog service demonstration and a surprise female comedienne.