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2018 Heritage Award Recipients Announced

For immediate release: March 13, 2018 - 3:28pm

The City of Saskatoon’s Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee (MHAC) today announced recipients of the 2018 Heritage Awards. The Committee presents Heritage Awards every second year to recognize contributions to heritage preservation within the City of Saskatoon in the areas of archaeology, history, museums, historic buildings and sites, genealogy, natural history, and folklore.

“The Heritage Awards represent an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the work of preservation, restoration and stewardship of buildings of heritage value and education in our community,” says Paula Lichtenwald, Committee Chair. “These awards recognize what is often an immense amount of vision, time, and a financial commitment that benefits the entire city.”

“We thank all the applicants as they demonstrate a vision on the part of Saskatoon residents and business in preserving, conserving and restoring our local heritage, and maintaining a sense of history as we build for the future of our city,” adds Ms. Lichtenwald.

Organizations were recognized in the following categories:

Preservation, Restoration and Rehabilitation

Underhill Residence Restoration – Award of Honour
Presented to:

  • Jenny Underhill (Property Owner)
  • Rocco Masons Corp (Stone Masons)
  • Strata Development (General Contractor)

Sensitive Addition (2 awards)

St. Thomas Moore College North Building Renewal Project – Award of Merit
Presented to:

  • Edwards Edwards McEwen Architects (Architects)
  • St. Thomas More College (Property Owner)
  • Allan Construction (Project Construction Manager)
  • Robb-Kullman Engineering LLP (Prime Consultant, Structural Engineer)

​​303 Pacific Street Addition (Macleod’s Building) – Award of Honour
Presented to:

  • Greg Yuel, Tony Zuck and Ryan Lejbak (Property Owners)
  • PCL Construction (Contractor)
  • Strata Development Corporation (Contractor)
  • KSA Group (Architects)


Broadway Theatre Lobby Renewal – Award of Honour
​Presented to:

  • Friends of the Broadway Theatre (Property Owner)
  • S2 Construction Ltd (General Contractor)
  • Daniels Wingerak Engineering Ltd (Engineers)
  • Odelay! Design (Designer)
  • Kindrachuk Agrey (Architect)


Obasa Building Revitalization – Award of Honour 
 Presented to:

  • Heney Klypak Architect Ltd (Architect and Designer)
  • Obasa Group of Companies(Property Owner)



Hyde Park - Certificate of Recognition
Presented to:

  • Associated Engineering (Project Engineer)
  • City of Saskatoon – (Property Owner)
  • Gord Forsyth and Associates (Sub-Consultant)
  • Stantec - Cam Patterson (Project Manager / Landscape Architect)


Alan Morton – Mr. Morton made a significant contribution to the history of both Saskatoon’s heritage through research, article writing, lectures and by sitting as a board member for the Saskatoon Heritage Festival and the Saskatoon Heritage Society. Alan's body of work is highly creative and the breadth and depth of his work are inspiring.


Lauren Konok – Lauren has delivered program and historical interpretation at the Marr Residence for the past five years. Her years of service are impressive since she started when she was nine years old!  This is the first year the Youth Award is being presented, and Lauren is a very worthy candidate.

EDUCATION AWARD – Award of Honour

Rob MacDonald - Rob's thoughtful approach in the 113 episodes of Saskatoon Stories that aired on CTV from 2003- 2017 brought Saskatoon's heritage and a historical aspect to a broad audience.

The awards will be presented at Affinity Credit Union Campus (a Heritage Awards Winner in 2014) 902 7th Avenue North, by Mayor Charlie Clark on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 7:00 PM. Reception to follow.

Visit for detailed information on the Heritage Awards Program.