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St. Victor Petroglyphs focus of presentation in Assiniboia

St. Victor Petroglyphs are beautiful and diverse. The views from the petroglyph site itself are said to be amazing.

ASSINIBOIA - David Munro was the guest speaker, who is also tour guide at the St. Victor Petroglyphs, at Assiniboia’s Museum on May 16.

Munro is a spokesperson for Friends of the St. Victor Petroglyphs.

Sally Svenson, spokesperson for the museum, said, “The group of people that attended had many questions. Afterwards everyone enjoyed coffee, tea or water and goodies.”

For those unfamiliar with this site, it offers prairie around the St. Victor Petroglyphs which is beautiful and diverse. The views from the petroglyph site itself are said to be amazing. The petroglyphs are the largest representation of pre-contact rock art in Saskatchewan, containing over 300 carvings on a sandstone outcrop. They are also nationally significant as they are one of only a few sites where the carvings exist on a horizontal rock face.

Munro also brought some of his art for display.

Assiniboia’s Museum continues to engage residents and visitors with not only all of the history that is on display but with events such as this guest speaker.

Next up at the museum will be the Adrian Paton Photo Collection, depicting life in Saskatchewan, and will be available for viewing until July 2. This is a travelling exhibit and gives locals a chance to view it right in their hometown.

As summer is just kicking into high gear, Svenson said there will be more events and activity announced in the days and weeks ahead and people can watch social media, posters around town and the local paper for details.

The dedicated museum committee say support from residents and visitors help them know their work all year long in maintaining the museum as well as engaging people in the history displayed there is worth their efforts.