Posts in Category: travel

Innovation Credit Union

Innovatiion Credit Union in Swift CurrentArch from the old Customs-Excise Building in Swift Current

Designed by Gregory M. Ward and built in 2008, the Innovation Credit Union building in Swift Current.

First United Church

First United Church in Swift CurrentFirst United Church in Swift CurrentFirst United Church in Swift Current

First United Church in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.  Former from 1913-1943 the Knox Presbyterian Church is a designated municipal heritage property. Originally built in 1916 at a cost of $25,000 to house the Presbyterian denomination; in 1943 after the Swift Current Metropolitan Methodist Church burned down the two denominations merged to form the United Church.

It looks like Frederick Chapman Clemesha was the architect.   Clemesha later became known for the Saint Julien Memorial of the Brooding Soldier.  A replica of Clemesha’s St-Julien monument was incorporated into the cenotaph designed by R. W. G. Heughan which was erected in Regina’s Victoria Park in 1926.

I was in Swift Current to take in the 2016 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship compliments of Ford Canada.  I had some time to kill on Saturday morning before it all began and found some time to explore downtown Swift Current.

Moose Jaw Times Herald

The Moose Jaw Times Herald

The Moose Jaw Times Herald building in downtown Moose Jaw.

British American Oil Company in Ogema, Saskatchewan

British American Oil Company in Ogema, SaskatchewanBritish American Oil Company in Ogema, SaskatchewanBritish American Oil Company in Ogema, Saskatchewan

A beautifully restored British North American gas station in Ogema, Saskatchewan.  It is the only one left in North America.

A Federal Grain Ltd. Elevator in Horizon, Saskatchewan

A Federal Grain Ltd. Elevator in Horizon, Saskatchewan

The Federal Grain Limited Elevator in Horizon, Saskatchewan which we toured as part of our day on the Southern Prairie Railway in Ogema, Saskatchewan.

St. Joesph Roman Catholic Church in Claybank, Saskatchewan

St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Claybank, Saskatchewan

St. Joesph Roman Catholic Church in Claybank, Saskatchewan

Keeler Hotel

The abandoned Keeler Hotel in Keeler, Saskatchewan

The abandoned Keeler Hotel in Keeler, Saskatchewan.

Downtown Moose Jaw

Casino Moose Jaw and the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Casino Moose Jaw and the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa.

Crescent Park and the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Parkade

Taken from the walkway connecting the parkade and the Temple Garden’s Mineral Spa this summer.

Corner Gas

Corner Gas in Dog River, Saskatchewan

The disappointing set of Corner Gas in Dog River… err Rouleau, Saskatchewan.  I loved Rouleau but the set of Corner Gas and the Ruby left me disappointed. 

Drinkwater United Church

Drinkwater United Church in Drinkwater, SaskatchewanDrinkwater United Church in Drinkwater, Saskatchewan

The former Drinkwater United Church which held services from 1904 until 1998 when it was shuttered for the last time.