Proposed Plan


Mission and Purpose

Here is our Mission Statement: Watrous Manitou Beach Heritage Mission Statement.

Concept

Here is our Heritage Centre Concept Document: Watrous Manitou Beach Heritage Centre Concept.

Building and Plan

"A HOME FOR OUR HISTORY" - Dedicated to Preserving the History of Watrous, Manitou Beach and Surrounding Communities


The exciting endeavor of creating a Heritage Centre to serve Watrous, Manitou Beach and surrounding area, has been in the works for five years and is set to become a reality. The purchase and renovation of the Provincial (SaskWater) building on the Main Street of Watrous will be a key part of the revitalization of the Main Street economy, and will be a great addition to our tourism industry. It will also add to community recreation as well as to educational options for our schools.

This building is 40 years old and has been well maintained as a government facility, with regular inspections and recent upgrades to roof, windows, and insulation. It contains some leases which we will seek to maintain as a revenue stream. Our vision is to create exhibit spaces, archival storage and work areas, as well as a gallery/travelling exhibit area. We do not seek to replicate the great pioneer type museums already in existence, but to focus on the rich history specific to this area.

Levels of Sponsorship


Heritage Founder

Click here to see who the Founders are and information about them

The committee is offering community-minded individuals, corporations and businesses, former and current residents, and others, to become a member of the Founderís Club with a minimum $50,000 investment. The contribution may be paid in full with one payment (preferable) or up to a maximum of three payments beginning in 2017. The donorís recognition will reflect their level of generosity.

The intention is to secure an exclusive number of Heritage Founders, interested in protecting and promoting our history. This group will be credited with making the Heritage Centre a reality. We invite you to consider supporting the development of the Watrous Manitou Beach Heritage Centre with an investment to protect the history of our communities.

Heritage Protector

The committee is offering community-minded individuals, corporations and businesses, former and current residents, to become a Heritage Protector with a minimum donation of $5000. The contribution may be paid in full with one payment (preferable) or up to a maximum of three payments beginning in 2017. The donorís recognition will reflect the level of their gift.

The intention is to secure a number of Heritage Protectors, interested in protecting and promoting our history. This group will be credited with making the Heritage Centre a reality. We invite you to consider supporting the development of the Watrous Manitou Beach Heritage Centre with an investment to protect the history of our communities.

Donor Recognition and Benefits Package could include:

      * Business Logo Placement.
      * Recognition on a donorís wall in the Centre.
      * Recognition at the Official Opening Ceremonies.
      * Recognition on the Heritage Centre website.
      * Memorial opportunity for donations made ĎIn memory ofÖí
      * A family history commemoration to be kept in the Centre.
      * Recognition will reflect level of gift.

Donor Brochure

3-Fold Brochure Outside
3-Fold Brochure Inside

Contact Us

Donations are eligible as charitable contributions when made payable through the Town of Watrous. For further information or to make donations, please contact Kathy Bergen at 306-946-2061 or email gkbergen@sasktel.net.