- Category: Community Columns
- Published: Friday, 29 July 2016 09:08
- Written by Lindsay Curties
Happy "Saskatchewan Day" long weekend to you!
I know, for most, it's just another long weekend in the summertime but I think we should all take a little time to celebrate Saskatchewan this long weekend. We have much to be thankful for.
Oh, we've had and have our challenges but when it all comes out of the wash, we live well in Saskatchewan. People across the country make fun of us, calling us "stubble jumpers" and they joke about the lack of scenery when they drive the Trans Canada Highway. Those people have probably never dropped into Regina to see Wascana Park or Moose Jaw to see the Wakamow Valley. They probably don't know about the Qu'Appelle Valley or Last Mountain Lake and they probably don't know how beautiful the city of Saskatoon is.
They probably don't know about the thousands of islands they can pull up to on Lac la Ronge and I'll bet they've never heard about the South Saskatchewan River and how it meets up with the North Saskatchewan River.
Those people who make fun of us probably don't know about our wonderful lifestyle and how agriculture, potash and oil production drive our economy.
They don't know. We do. Happy Saskatchewan Day.