Each year, Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages (SOHL) organizes public celebrations to commemorate February 21st, the UNESCO-proclaimed "International Mother Language Day". This year, SOHL recognized that with the funding limitations it was experiencing, a sponsor for a provincial event would be required in order to proceed with a provincial event for International Mother Language Day. Unfortunately, a sponsor could not be secured in time for this year.
Therefore, SOHL encourages the heritage language community and membership to acknowledge and celebrate International Mother Language Day by organizing your own local activities.
We are pleased to indicate that for next year’s event, sponsorship is being developed with two sponsors that will include a national media broadcaster. Event plans have been initiated with an update in the fall.
The Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages (SOHL) is pleased to introduce our new Program Coordinator - Yvonne Gray.
Yvonne comes with a wealth of administrative experience. She worked with the provincial government for fourteen years including being a member of the government's administrative team for the millennium celebrations in 2000 and the provincial centennial in 2005. She was co-owner of an event and project management business, oh my! solutions, for nine years and worked extensively with the cultural community. Yvonne is looking forward to working with Gord and the SOHL Board in promoting heritage languages throughout our province.
Thank you to everyone who applied for our position of Program Coordinator, the candidates were outstanding and well qualified - it was difficult to select only one! You will all meet our new Program Coordinator shortly!
Annual General Meeting taking place on Saturday, June 17 in Regina at St. Athanasius Catholic Church (55 McMurchy Ave).
The day will consist of member consultation in the morning, followed by lunch (Subway sandwiches). After which we will have Praxis Consulting present a current report of the work they have done for SOHL during our transitioning period. The AGM will end the day and include Board Elections for both Vice-President and two positions for Director at Large.
A chartered bus is being provided for our Saskatoon members to help with the travel for the day. For more information on this service, please contact the office 306-780-9275 or sohl@<at style="box-sizing: inherit;">sasktel.net </at>
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
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