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The Mission of Riverlands Heritage Preservation Region Inc. is to preserve and promote the natural and cultural history of the area, which runs along west bank of the North Saskatchewan River from Petrofka Bridge north to Wyngard Ferry. An information tour route through the area offers an enjoyable drive in an area rich with historic spots, beautiful natural scenery, and opportunities for bird watching and picnics.

RHPRI acknowledges that its tour route is in Treaty 6 Territory, traditional homelands of the Cree, Nakoda, Saulteaux and Metis People. Treaty 6 was signed at Fort Carlton in 1876.

We are a non-profit organization registered in 2008 under The Non-Profit Corporations Act (Statutes of Saskatchewan, 1995). Our work began earlier, around 2003, led by a small group of dedicated individuals from the area who provided all the labour and much of the financing initially. Over time, the group grew to include other dedicated volunteers and became incorporated to undertake fund-raising. We appreciate our long association with City Centre Bingo in Saskatoon and related support from Sask Lotteries. Our current BOARD, elected at our 2024 AGM, includes: Robert Dagenais, President; Luc Vangool, Secretary; June Bold, Treasurer; Real Diehl, Dereck Osachoff, Teresa Bowie and Jack Androsoff. Ron Bold (Past President) and Maurice Postnikoff (Honorary Life Member) continue as Special Advisors with RHPRI.

Our group is dedicated to maintaining our tour route and sharing information about the area’s history and features. We appreciate the support of the local community and our provincial partners. Saskatchewan Parks Culture and Sport has been an active supporter of our work at the former Petrofka Recreation Site. SK Parks recently supported our our project to install three eagle nesting polls in the region and plant additional tall trees nearby. Sask Power donated the poles and assisted with installation – many thanks for that. Eagles are considered beneficial to the environment and have been in decline. This project was done with land owners’ permission. We hope to see the eagles land soon!

RHPRI is a member of Tourism Saskatchewan ( and Heritage Saskatchewan (, which co-ordinates Heritage Month activities every February. RHPRI is a member organization with a volunteer board and relies on its members to maintain the tour route, keep information signs up-to-date, and assist with events and fund-raising activities.

CONTACT: If you would like to know more about membership, please contact us by email at: or by mail at: Box 25158, River Heights Branch, Saskatoon SK  S7K 8B7

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