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.
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.
The historic Yorkton flour mills kicked off a fundraising drive on Dec. 6, 2021 to raise $2 million for a major expansion of the mill which will include an interpretive centre, multi-purpose and meeting spaces, a patio and enhanced gardens and grounds.
Yorkton Tribal Council made a major donation Jan. 25 to support the Yorkton brick flour mill project. The donation of $100,000 will mean the green space surrounding the mill will be known as the Yorkton Tribal Council Gardens.
Chief Isabel O'Soup and many employees and volunteers of the YTC have invested their own time and labour over the past several years to rehabilitate the grounds surrounding the mill building.
Photo: Participating in the announcement were, from the left, YTC CFO Trevor Acoose, Mayor Mitch Hippsley, Chief O'Soup and Mill Capital Campaign chair Terry Tyson.
We are looking for volunteers to help with all kinds of activities and events related to the mill, including:
Want to help us with this important local heritage project? Fill in the form and we will be in touch to discuss your interest with you.
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Yorkton Brick Mill Heritage Society Inc.
Box 1062 Yorkton SK Canada S3N 2X3
Located at the corner of Livingstone Street and Beck Avenue.
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