|Sports Heroes From Saskatchewan|
|The Original Prairie Gold|
Prairie Gold was originally funded by a grant from Industry Canada in the summer of 1996.
The following people were involved with the creation of the 1996 version of Prairie Gold:
SASKATOON PUBLIC LIBRARY
|Prairie Gold is a project dedicated to highlighting the tremendous achievements of athletes from the Canadian province of Saskatchewan who have distinguished themselves in the national and international sport arena. The history of many of these athletes is well documented with over 1,400 photographic sport images currently held in the Local History Room of the Saskatoon Public Library. The Prairie Gold project team has digitized these images and added biographical information to create an extensive collection of historical documents covering sports from archery to wrestling.
Our goal is two-fold: to design a web page that is both fun and educational by recording the impressive sports heritage of Saskatchewan, and to provide a resource to meet the ever increasing demand for digitized sports images. Because our web site provides just a sampling of the images contained in the Saskatoon Public Library, we endeavored to create a link between the public and this wealth of data. It is our hope that those who are interested will seek further information from the Library's resources. Creating this page has been a rewarding experience, and we hope that these rewards may be shared by all those who access this site.