Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Archives Board Bill Hutchinson announced the launch of a special collectors' edition of Saskatchewan Archives Board's magazine Saskatchewan History that commemorates the 100-year history of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
"Saskatchewan Archives has done a fantastic job of putting together this special edition of the magazine," Hutchinson said. "In addition to showing their support for the Roughriders, it is a testament to the amazing breadth and quality of the history and stories that our provincial archives preserve on behalf of the people our province."
"Saskatchewan History has been published for more than 60 years as part of our Archives' outreach initiatives," Provincial Archivist Linda McIntyre said. "In an effort to reach a broader audience, we have created a thematic edition of historical research articles about the Rider centennial. The issue celebrates the Riders as a valued part of our Saskatchewan community and our history."
Authors including Saskatchewan historian Bill Waiser and writer Gregory Beatty have submitted an eclectic mix of scholarly research papers, light reading articles, personal reminiscences and more, offering alternative perspectives on the Riders through the ages.
The magazine also boasts amazing archival photos, many from the Archives Board's own collection, including several dating back to the 1930s that feature players sporting leather helmets.
Everyone who purchases a copy of Saskatchewan History can enter to win an exclusive Rider history prize donated by Partners in Motion.
"Each issue has an entry form, and the winning entry will receive a boxed DVD set of the Partners in Motion documentary film, "On Roughriders: A Century of Saskatchewan Roughrider Football," plus a replica Riders jersey, specifically created for the dramatic recreations in the film," McIntyre said.
The Saskatchewan History Riders edition can be purchased at a number of places: Cumberland Gallery at the Legislature Building in Regina; McNally Robinson and the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon; Cross Country Foods in Balgonie, and at the Western Development Museums in Saskatoon and Yorkton. Copies can also be picked up at the Archives' Reference Services Reading Room in Regina, at 3303 Hillsdale Street. At just $10 per issue, this limited edition is sure to sell out quickly so Rider fans are encouraged to order early.