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City of Saskatoon Archives Corporate body

1989 Jeux Canada Games Society Saskatoon Inc. No. 207594

  • SCAA-COS-0001
  • Corporate body
  • July 8, 1985 - December 31, 1990

The 1989 Jeux Canada Games Society Saskatoon Inc. No. 207594 was established to plan, organize, finance, prepare for and manage the 1989 Canada Summer Games, held in Saskatoon from August 13th to August 26th, 1989. The Society was incorporated and registered under the Non-profit Corporations Act (Saskatchewan) on 8 July 1985. The work of the Games Society was accomplished through the coordinated efforts of the following: a Games President and General-Manager; a twenty-one member Board of Directors; a Management Committee consisting of the General-Manager, nine voluntary vice-presidents, and provincial and municipal government representatives which implemented the policies and guidelines of the Multi-Party Agreement of September 19,1986; and nine Games divisions, each headed by a vice-president, which were responsible for the day-to-day planning and operations of specific-interest areas. These divisions were: Administration; Ceremonies and Protocol; Complementary Activities; Facilities; Finance; Friends of the Games; Language Services; Marketing; and Sports. The chief Executive officers of the 1989 Jeux Canada Games were Tony Dagnone, Games President and Brian Hansen, General-Manager. The official bilingual name of the 1989 Canada Summer Games was established as "Jeux Canada Games" (Canada Games Council minutes, June 12-13, 1987). Verbal references to the Games in ceremonies, press releases and articles used the term "Canada Games" in English and "Jeux du Canada" in French. Generally, throughout the records,it is known as the 1989 Jeux Canada Games.The 1989 Jeux Canada Games Society had no predecessors or successor bodies. It worked closely with, but did not form part of the Canada Games Council, a federal governing body overseeing the Canada Games, which establishes eligibility rules,standards of facilities and sports to be included in the Games. The 1989 Jeux Canada Games Foundation Inc., established to administer funds remaining after the 1989 Games,through the distribution of interest accrued from the invested funds to assist in the development of amateur sport in Saskatchewan, is a separate and distinct body from the1989 Jeux Canada Games Society Saskatoon Inc.The 1989 Jeux Canada Games Society Saskatoon Inc. was struck off the Corporations' register on 31 December, 1990.

Canada Winter Games (1971)

  • Corporate body
  • 1970-1971

The Canada Winter Games was held in Saskatoon in 1971. The City was involved in the planning and financing of the Games, and in providing facilities. Mount Blackstrap (near Dundurn, Sask.) was built specifically for use as a ski run for these games.

Dominion Bureau of Statistics

  • Corporate body
  • 1918 - 1971

The Dominion Bureau of Statistics was founded in 1918 as Canada’s central statistical agency. It was responsible for conducting annual censuses of industry, decennial censuses of population, housing and agriculture, in addition to providing trade, commerce, crime, transportation and other general statistics. In 1971, the Bureau was renamed Statistics Canada.

Lumby Productions Ltd

  • Corporate body
  • 1961-1989

Lumby Productions Ltd began in 1961 as a audio recording service run by John Lumby (1930-2017) and his wife, Helen Hase Lumby (b. 1934). In 1965, it was incorporated as Lumby Productions Ltd. In 1985-1986 the assets of Lumby Productions were transferred to Size Small Productions Inc., a new company formed by the Lumbys in 1981. Lumby Productions Ltd. was fully dissolved in 1988 and was struck from the Saskatchewan Corporate Registry in 1989.

The company produced sound recordings, films, radio and television commercials and jingles, slide-tape presentations, print advertising, including promotional brochures, and photographic work, animation, and other public relations services. During the late 1960's and early 1970's the company did most of the film and news production for CBC Saskatchewan. It also produced films for provincial government departments and for private and crown corporations, and did marketing work for local Saskatoon performers such as the University of Saskatchewan's Greystone Singers and the Saskatoon Boys' Choir.

Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd

  • Corporate body
  • 1920-1946

The Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd, Ottawa, was established in 1920 and published postcards, mostly of Canadian subjects. It moved to Toronto in 1947 and closed in 1952.

Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration

  • Corporate body
  • 1935 - 2009

The Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration was a branch of the federal ministry of Agriculture (later Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada). It was originally founded in 1935 in order to deal with soil erosion, soil conservation and a lack of water resources caused by a long and severe drought that affected the prairies throughout the decade. While its soil-conservation role was moved to another agency in 1946, the PFRA continued to be involved in water development and conservation projects, manage nearly 10,000km of community pastures, and encourage farmers to develop shelterbelts (rows of trees) to protect fields from wind erosion up until its dissolution in 2009.

Saskatoon Arena Limited

  • Corporate body
  • 1936 - 1956

In 1936, a group of Saskatoon business men began a campaign to raise funds to build an artificial ice ring for the City. In 1937 they formed the Saskatoon Arena Limited with L.D. Peterkin as President and R.J. Norman Couch as Managing Secretary. The campaign raised about $50,000 from shareholders subscriptions and $13,000 from the City and the province in the form of relief payments. The Collegiate Board agreed to sell the site in return for a 10 year guarantee of free hockey and skating time for school children. The cornerstone was laid on 18 September and the first game was played on 30 October 1937. The facility was run by Saskatoon Arena Limited until 1956 at which time it was leased by the City. In 1958 the City purchased the rink outright

Saskatoon Bottling Works

  • Corporate body
  • [between 1905 and 1916?]

The Saskatoon Bottling Works was a soft drink manufacturing established by Percy T. Colbert, bottling and selling various "flavoured sodas and mineral waters of a non-intoxicating variety." The plant stood at 418 First Avenue South, near the corner of Spadina Crescent, in Saskatoon. By the 1920s, a company with that name was operating in Riversdale, and the Colbert's soft drink factory on First Avenue South was identified as Colbert & Co.

Saskatoon Quakers

  • Corporate body
  • 1945-1959, 1965-1971

The Saskatoon Quakers were an ice hockey team that was based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The team existed from 1945 until 1959, and again from 1965-1971, playing in various senior and minor-professional leagues during that time. The Quakers represented Canada in 1934 World Ice Hockey Championships held in Milan, Italy where they won Gold.[1] In 1952, they captured the President's Cup as Pacific Coast Hockey League champions.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

  • SCN00286
  • Corporate body
  • 1928-present

The Saskatoon Star Phoenix was created in 1928 by the merger of the Saskatoon Daily Star (established in 1906 as the Capital) and the Saskatoon Phoenix (estalished in 1902 as the Phenix). Both were originally weeklies.

The newspapers were purchased by Clifford Sifton on January 1, 1928, and the combined newspaper began publication on September 12. In 1996, the paper was sold to Hollinger Newspapers, and then to CanWest Global Communications, becoming part of the Southam Newspapers division, in 2000, and later to Postmedia.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix (newspaper)

  • SABStrPhnx
  • Corporate body
  • 1928-

The StarPhoenix daily newspaper was created on September 12, 1928, by the merger of the Saskatoon Daily Phoenix (1902) and Daily Star (1906) newspapers. From 1928-1996 it was owned by the Clifford Sifton family. From 1996-2000 it was owned by Hollinger Newspapers, and then by CanWest Global Communications until 2008, when it was acquired by Postmedia.

In its history the newspaper's title heading has appeared in various forms, including Saskatoon Star-Phoenix and Star Phoenix, but the current presentation is StarPhoenix.

Saskatoon Track and Field Club

  • Corporate body
  • 1948-present

The Saskatoon Track and Field Club was founded in 1948 as the Hilltop Track and Field Club, under a sponsorship arrangement with the Saskatoon Hilltops football club, brokered by John Munro (“Jack”) Lydiard. An earlier version of the Saskatoon Track and Field Club had been started by Joe Griffith and George Ward in 1935, but appears to have existed only briefly, and the two don’t seem to be related.
In 1950, the relationship with the Hilltops ended and the club changed its name to the Saskatoon Track and Field Club. The name changed to the Saskatoon Track Club sometime after 1998. In 1955, the Nutana Kiwanis Club agreed to help finance the STFC. Early in 1963, the STFC helped establish the Riversdale Track and Field Club. In 1965, the Knights of Columbus, became the chief sponsor of the club.

Early coaches and athletes associated with the club include Dr. Bill Turnbull, Jack Lydiard, Bob Adams, Sylvia Ferguson and May Gagan.