Culture can be defined in different ways. Some definitions refer to culture as the particular values, beliefs, knowledge and traditions of a group of people. It is also used to describe aspects of everyday life and the behaviours of people based on their beliefs.
Culture has an important role in helping to define communities. It encompasses our stories, our people, our landscapes, our heritage and the activities that bind a group of people together. Culture is important to our continued quality of life, our education and life-long learning, our economy, our rejuvenation and innovation, and our community identity and pride. Culture Builds Community!
Saskatchewan is home to hundreds of cultural organizations that support a diverse range of cultural activities, from the arts, heritage and creative industries, to multicultural, ethno-cultural and First Nations and Métis programs, services, events and attractions.
It’s people just like you that help support cultural activity in communities. Whether you are a cultural leader, a parent, a volunteer or business leader, people like you are ensuring that cultural activity is a part of your community.