104th Annual National Convention

Aug 11, 2024 04:30PM to Aug 14, 2024 07:00PM
TCU Place 35 22nd St. East Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7K 0C8

Welcome to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the "Paris of the Prairies"! This city is beautiful and its friendly people are excited to offer you a memorable prairie experience! Saskatoon is the largest city in the province and occupies a bend on the South Saskatchewan River. It is also known as the "City of Bridges", as nine bridges connect the city's different areas. The city is named after the saskatoon berry - misaskwatomina in Cree. The berries flourish along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River.

Located on Treaty 6 land and the Homeland of the Métis, Saskatoon has a significant Indigenous population. Archeological excavations revealed that Indigenous peoples have lived in the Saskatoon region for more than 6,000 years! Plains Cree were the most common, but other First Nations cultures include the Saulteaux, Dakota and the Nakoda of Assiniboine.

Interestingly, the city’s roots have a connection to Eastern Canada, when in 1882, Chief Whitecap, a Dakota Chief, counselled John Lake, a Methodist preacher and commissioner of the Temperance Colonization Society of Toronto, on the location of the site for a new temperance colony in Saskatchewan. In June 1882, 3,100 colonists from Ontario, led by John Lake, settled the banks of the South Saskatchewan River and founded the city of Saskatoon