After not having the dinner during Covid, the popular evening was back on Wednesday, Sep. 28 at St. Mary's Culture Centre.
Reception started at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 and the program at 8 pm with guest speaker Sara Shymko, the Executive Director of Ag in the Classroom, and MC Bob Maloney.
Culture Days at the Mill was held Friday, September 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Activities included wheat straw weaving demonstrations, grain identification, bread making, guided tours of your historic storyboards, and guided tours of the mill.
A reunion of descendants of the Hopkins brothers, original York Colony settlers, were the first public group to tour the Mill on the August 2022 long weekend. Fifteen members of the family from across Canada made the trip to Yorkton. The reunion was organized by retired lawyer and judge Nancy Morrison of Vancouver, herself a Hopkins descendant.
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The historic Yorkton brick flour mills kicked off a fundraising drive on Dec. 6, 2021 to raise $2.2 million for a major expansion of the mill which will include an interpretive centre, meeting and event facilities, spaces for use by businesses, community archives and offices.
The Yorkton Brick Mill Heritage Society Inc. was formed in early 2012 by individuals interested in encouraging the preservation of the oldest surviving brick flour mill in Saskatchewan.
Constructed in 1898 by John J. Smith to support the new settlement's agricultural base, the mill was reinvented a number of times by changing ownership and needs until falling into disuse in the late 1980s.
This heritage site is being developed by and for those who believe that history need not exist only in photographs and books.
The Society holds several fundraising events each year, and solicits donations and grants from various sources to pay for the restoration of the original mill, the improvement of the grounds, and future expansion.
In early 2020 the Society developed a three-year strategic plan setting out its mission, vision, values, and six strategic priorities with goals and objectives for each.
The Society invites anyone interested in its work to become a member, or become a Friend of the Mill by making a donation. A charitable receipt will be issued by the City of Yorkton for donations.