Saskatchewan Hospital Legacy Trail
Preserving over 100 years of history and dedication to Saskatchewan Mental Health
A Century of Caring
Thousands of footsteps echoed through the halls of the Saskatchewan Hospital in over 100 years of its history. Now those footsteps will continue through the grounds where the original Hospital once stood, among the towering trees overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley. The history memorialized with interpretive signs and your donation recognized on engraved bricks saved from the iconic building and smokestack that stood as a beacon for hope.
The Saskatchewan Hospital Legacy Trail
The Saskatchewan Hospital Legacy Trail will include a plaza monument constructed from the patterned bricks from the top of the smokestack. A paved trail will guide you past interpretive pedestals that share the history of the original Hospital. You’ll wander through flower bed filled with healing plants and bee and butterfly attracting flowers and end at a courtyard adjacent to the Chapel, the only remaining building on the site.
Every Brick tells a story...
Charitable Receipts Will Be Issued for Donations Over $25
Photo Book by Averil Hall
ENGRAVE A HOSPITAL BRICK
YOUR NAME HERE
12 LETTERS PER LINE
ENGRAVE A SMOKESTACK BRICK
YOUR NAME HERE
9 LETTERS PER LINE
4 LINES OF TEXT
WRITTEN IN BRICK
18" x 24" ORIGINAL ARCHITECURAL DRAWING PRINT
BUILD A PEDESTAL
BUILD 50 METERS OF TRAIL
BUILD A BENCH
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Bridging the Years 2023
Live Music Fundraising
Legacy Trail Site Visits
See what we're planning:
Saturday January 21, 2023 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Monday February 6, 2023 6 at Noon - 1pm
A History of Hope
Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford was the first mental health hospital built in Saskachewan, founded in 1913. At its height, the hospital served over 4,000 patients and influenced mental health policy across North America.
The Legacy Trail Committee
Chris Odishaw, Jane Shury, Oscar Navarro
Ray Hoover, Tanya Hoover, Marjory Fisher, Joseph Campbell, Debi Anderson, Don Backus, Joyce Luckey, Janaye Chubb
Roger Giesbrecht, Jackie Etcheverry, Michael Kramm