Tuesday, November 12

Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation Announces New Manager

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN - November 4, 2013 -- The Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation (SHF) are pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Franz as Manager of the Foundation. Franz is originally from Brooks, Alta., where he has accumulated considerable experience in heritage research and stewardship.

Until recently Franz was a Teaching Fellow at Queen’s University, earning accolades from students and peers. He has published peer-reviewed articles and was awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for his research. He recently received the Alberta Centennial Medal, awarded to those who have positively influenced their community and the well-being of their fellow citizens.

“To be part of a team that values the connection between heritage and quality of life is exciting,” Franz said. “I am eager to start meeting folks and finding ways the Foundation can partner with them to make a difference in their communities.”

One of Franz’s key assignments will be to implement the Strategic Review developed by the SHF and tabled about two years ago.

“The Foundation has been mandated, through the Heritage Property Act, to play an effective role in fostering a culture of heritage conservation in Saskatchewan,” SHF Board Chair Wes Moore said. “Our board welcomes Kyle’s appointment as an opportunity to fulfill the SHF’s mission and vision resulting from the strategic direction identified by the Board for the benefit of Saskatchewan residents and the communities in which they live.”

The SHF is an agent of the Crown created by provincial legislation and directed by a board appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Established as a major support agency for heritage conservation and development, the mandate of the SHF is to provide financial support to heritage projects at the provincial and community level that seek to conserve, research, interpret, develop and promote Saskatchewan's diverse heritage resources.

For more information, contact:

Suzanne Pambrun
Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation Ph: 306.787.2105

Email: Suzanne.pambrun@gov.sk.ca