Saskatchewan signage honours former premier

The Government of Saskatchewan held an event for the renaming of a campground and section of trail in Moose Jaw’s Wakamow Valley to the Lorne Calvert Campground and the Lorne Calvert Loop. Courtesy Government of Saskatchewan

The Reverend Lorne Calvert signs located at the Lorne Calvert Campground and Lorne Calvert Loop in Moose Jaw’s Wakamow Valley in Saskatchewan have been unveiled. The unveiling took place at an event to honour the former premier of Saskatchewan.

The Wakamow Valley is located at the south end of Moose Jaw and offers camping, picnic areas, walking trails, a skating oval, a suspension bridge, and more. The campground and trail are operated by the Wakamow Valley Authority.

In November 2021, government announced the former River Park Campground and a section of the River Park Walking Trail in Wakamow Valley would be renamed the Lorne Calvert Campground and the Lorne Calvert Loop. This campground and trail dedication was made to honour The Reverend Lorne Calvert who served as premier of Saskatchewan from 2001 to 2007.

“I am deeply grateful to the Wakamow Valley Authority and the Government of Saskatchewan for attaching my name to the campground and trail loop in the Wakamow Valley,” Calvert said.  “This recognition in Wakamow is particularly meaningful for myself and our family.”

The signs will be installed in the coming days.

 

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