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 Oct 25, 1939 - Four Saskatchewan pilots flew with the 242nd Canadian Squadron of the Royal Air Force formed on this day.

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  • Association Culturelle Franco-Canadienne 91% The executive met in Regina that summer and created the Association Franco-Canadienne de la Saskatchewan . The provincial association was renamed Association Catholique Franco-Canadienne de la Saskatchewan in 1913 to promote the interests of French-speaking residents. L’Association Catholique Franco-Canadienne became L’Association Culturelle Franco-Canadienne in 1962, more closely reflecting the evolution in the mandate of the ACFC to support the socio-cultural interests of the ...
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  • Fournier, Pearl (1907–82) 81% Fournier, Pearl (1907-82) - Pearl Fournier ( née Kemp) was the main organizer and first president of the Saskatchewan branch of the national organization, Fédération des Femmes Canadiennes-Françaises. In the mid-1960s, in the wake of the upheaval caused by Vatican II, she founded a parish-based women’s organization, the Fédération des Franco-Canadiennes, in the Catholic diocese of Gravelbourg, and sought affiliation with a national group, the F ...
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  • McDougall, Mederic Zephirin (1903– 89) 79% McDougall, Mederic Zephirin (1903- 89) - Born on December 29, 1903, Mederic McDougall was a long-serving member of the Métis and Francophone communities in St-Louis, Saskatchewan. He began his employment with the rural municipality of St-Louis in 1944 and served as a school trustee for eighteen years and a town councillor for three years. McDougall was a founding member and delegate of the Métis Association and president of the Association culturelle franco-canadienne in his ...
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  • Gravelbourg 79% More recently, the Centre Culturel Maillard, constructed in 1985, was established to ensure the preservation of the community’s French language and culture; it houses a French language bookstore, as well as the offices of the Association Communautaire Fransaskoise de Gravelbourg and the Association Culturelle Franco-Canadienne de la Saskatchewan. Gravelbourg has a professional French Canadian dance ensemble, Danseurs de la Rivière de la Vieille , and in 2003 the CRTC approved ...
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  • Francophones 79% Thus the French-Canadian population of Saskatchewan, for example, was actually counted as people with a French father (hence presumably a French surname), regardless of whether the mother, or any other female predecessor, had been French or not-whereas people with a French mother but not a French father could not claim French origin. While less than half of the people claiming only French origin are Francophone, to this French-speaking, French-origin population may be added people speaking ...
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  • Education in Saskatchewan Timeline 79% 1843 The Education Act repeals the Common School Act of 1841 and re-establishes Canada East and West as responsible for education. 1920 Saskatchewan passes the Vocational Education Act in 1920, enabling school boards to establish schools aimed at training students in industrial programs. 2000 The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies Act is passed to establish the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, which provides adult basic education, post-secondary training programs, ...
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  • College Mathieu de Gravelbourg 79% College Mathieu de Gravelbourg - Le Collège Mathieu de Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, founded by Reverend Olivier Elzéar Mathieu, Archbishop of Regina, obtained its charter on December 15, 1917. In Saskatchewan and elsewhere in French-speaking communities outside Quebec, Collège Mathieu's cultural program is recognized for its variety and quality. Collège Mathieu is also part of a national French-language education network ( Réseau national d'éducation ...
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  • Tache, Alexandre-Antonin (1823–94) 77% Tache, Alexandre-Antonin (1823-94) - Alexandre-Antonin Taché, a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, was born on July 23, 1823, in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec. Sent to the Red River missions in 1845, Taché became the first French-Canadian Oblate to serve in the North-West. As a missionary bishop, Taché was responsible for sustaining and expanding missions to the First Nations and the Métis . ...
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  • Pinsonneault, Roland A. (1913–2002) 77% Pinsonneault, Roland A. (1913-2002) - Pinsonneault, Roland A. (1913–2002). Born in St-Cyprien de Napierville, Quebec, on September 22, 1913, Roland Pinsonneault came to Saskatchewan at an early age and spent his lifetime promoting the French language and culture. Pinsonneault was awarded an honourary doctorate from the University of Regina and was the first recipient of the Ordre de la Fidelité Française du Conseil de la vie française . ...
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  • Military History of Saskatchewan 77% The Canadian militia was reorganized, and in Military District 12 the infantry formed two units: the North Saskatchewan Regiment and the South Saskatchewan Regiment. 10th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, the now Royal Regina Rifles, the North Saskatchewan Regiment, and the Saskatchewan Dragoons maintain their presence in the cities of Regina, Yorkton, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw. Veterans from Saskatchewan who have served Canada are represented by various organizations ...
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  • Marchildon, Arthur (1920–96) 77% Marchildon, Arthur (1920-96) - Born March 10, 1920, Père Arthur Marchildon was committed to strengthening francophone communities in the province. In 1962, Marchildon founded the Roman Catholic francophone parish of St. André in North Battleford. In addition to his responsibilities as a priest, Marchildon helped open ten caisse populaires or francophone credit unions across the province. ...
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  • French Settlements 77% French Settlements - Three explanations for the establishment of series of French bloc settlements across the prairies after the North-West Resistance can be suggested. With the arrival of the French immigrants after the 1885 Rebellion, the Métis settlement of St-Laurent became the nucleus of one of the largest French settlements in the prairies, despite the scattering of the Métis. Today the settlement has a French population numbering about 900, and St-Brieux remains ...
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  • French Education in Saskatchewan 77% French Education in Saskatchewan - French education has been an integral part of the linguistic history of our province since before 1905 and encompasses a rich and challenging past. The history of French education begins with the linguistic and education rights promised to French Canadians outside of Quebec which led to the development and implementation in 1995 of Saskatchewan’s only francophone school division, la Division scolaire francophone No. By 1944, French-Catholic ...
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  • Evans, Arthur “Slim” (1890–1944) 77% Evans, Arthur "Slim" (1890-1944) - Born on April 24, 1890, in Toronto, Arthur H. "Slim" Evans left school at the age of 13 to help support his family. To protest the welfare of unemployed single men in Prime Minister R.B. Bennett's "slave camps" in the early 1930s, Evans conceived and later led the most substantial labour protest in Canadian history, the On-to-Ottawa Trek . After the trek was stopped in Regina on orders from the Prime Minister, Evans led a delegation invited to Ottawa on ...
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  • Education 77% Education - Education in Saskatchewan Before Confederation Prior to the missionary schools, First Nations followed traditional customs: there were no special educative institutions; the social group as a whole was the school; and the tribal education system involved imitating the adults. School District Consolidation When schools offered only elementary education, the challenges were manageable and thousands of school districts and thousands of schools sprang up across the province. The ...
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  • Chabot, Irene (1930–) 77% Chabot, Irene (1930-) - As a result of her leadership role in local, provincial, and national francophone organizations, Irène Chabot (née Fournier) has contributed to the advancement of French-speaking women in Saskatchewan. She co-operated with her mother, Pearl Fournier, in the expansion throughout western Canada of a national women’s organization, the Fédération des Femmes Canadiennes-Françaises , serving as national vice-president in the late ...
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  • Autonomy Bills (1905) 77% Autonomy Bills (1905) - The Autonomy Bills created the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta, but precipitated bitter debates over party politics, the division of federal-provincial powers, and French-English rights in Canada. Parliament voted a yearly grant-in-aid to compensate for these omissions, but when the federal government repeatedly failed to provide a grant large enough to cover the territorial government's growing expenses, Haultain demanded that the North-West Territories be ...
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