Saturday November 22, 2014

Blakeney memorial dedicated


A permanent memorial to honour the memory of Allan Blakeney, former premier of Saskatchewan, was officially dedicated in the provincial capital.

“This memorial will stand as a permanent testament to Mr. Blakeney’s service to the people of Saskatchewan,” Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz said. “It will preserve a part of our province’s history and serve as a reminder of his legacy for generations to come.”

The Blakeney Memorial is a plinth with two plaques on a cement base, with a pair of benches next to it. It is located southwest of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building near the corner of Memorial Way and McCallum Avenue in Regina.

Born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia on September 7, 1925, Blakeney was first elected as an MLA in Saskatchewan in 1960 and served as the province’s premier from 1971 to 1982.

He died peacefully at home in Saskatoon after a short battle with cancer on April 16, 2011.



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