Autumn tours highlight local history

The history of a city can be seen in its streets, and Yorkton has a number of homes and buildings that tell the story of its history. Randy Goulden led a tour, starting at the Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre, which highlighted several local homes, the people who built them, and the contributions they made to building Yorkton as a city.

 

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Goulden will be leading several tours through the coming month of Culture Days. Next up is the Autumn Walking Tour on Sept. 30 at the City Cemetery. This tour will highlight the people interred in the cemetery, and the contributions they made to the city.

 

The tour starts at 4:30 p.m. at the front gates of the cemetery at King St. and Highway 9 South. 

 

There will also be a tour on Oct. 9. This will tell the history of the veterans commemorated on the banners down Darlington St. with the Royal Canadian Legion banner program. 

 

To register for either tour call 306-783-8707.

 

While these tours have Goulden as a guide, self-guided tours are also available, with maps and programs to show where to go and the notable events at each location. Beyond history, there is also a tour of the art in the city, as well as an interactive video walking tour. To see more visit tourismyorkton.com.

 
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