News Release - December 12, 2001
QUEEN'S GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATED
Saskatchewan is celebrating the Queen's 2002 Golden Jubilee year in style.
Premier Lorne Calvert has launched the province's program honouring the
Queen's 50 years on the throne in an event at Government House.
The Premier announced two primary initiatives honouring the Queen's Golden
Jubilee. First is the distribution of up to 5,000 portraits of the Queen
to schools, libraries, First Nations, RCMP detachments and other public
buildings throughout the province. The portraits were provided by the
federal Department of Canadian Heritage and framed by the Province of
The second initiative is a bronze statue of Queen Elizabeth II on her
favourite horse, Burmese. Saskatchewan sculptor Susan Velder has been
commissioned to create the statue, to be placed on the grounds of the
"Both initiatives show the deep respect Saskatchewan residents hold for Her
Majesty," Calvert said. "Canada is a constitutional monarchy, and our ties
with the Queen and other members of the Royal Family help us understand our
heritage and celebrate our pride in the past."
Lieutenant Governor Lynda Haverstock said she is "delighted Saskatchewan is
embracing this milestone anniversary with such universally popular legacy
The Saskatchewan Committee for the Queen's Golden Jubilee will identify and
announce other initiatives over the next few months. Lieutenant Governor
Haverstock is honourary chairperson for the committee, composed of
representatives from the provincial government, the RCMP, the Royal
Canadian Legion, H.M.C.S. Queen, the Canadian Club of Regina, the Royal
Regina Rifles, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, 15 Wing Moose
Jaw, the Monarchist League of Canada and the Department of Canadian
The committee will work with the Department of Canadian Heritage and the
other provinces on the jubilee initiatives.
Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne February 6th, 1952. Her coronation
took place in June, 1953.
For more information, contact:
Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs
Phone: (306) 787-8008