Darwin Day In Saskatchewan Officially Recognized

We received a certificate of recognition from the Honorable Donna Harpauer, Saskatchewan Minister of Education .

Certificate of Recognition

The wording reads:

I, Donna Harpauer, Minister of Education in the Province of Saskatchewan in exercise of the powers conferred upon me, do hereby designate the day of February 12, 2011 to be:

“Darwin Day” in Saskatchewan.

And I request the citizens of the Province of Saskatchewan to recognize this day.

We invite everyone to join us for Darwin Day in Saskatoon at Centennial Collegiate theater starting at 1:00pm

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9 Responses to “Darwin Day In Saskatchewan Officially Recognized”

  1. […] Darwin Day Certificate of Recognition […]

  2. joyce Kunzelman Says:

    Wonderful to know the province that many of my ancestors came from, is as sensible and intelligent, as it is hard-working and determined!

  3. EyesCreator Says:

    That’s great news!
    I never heard, but was there much flak about this? Meaning, opposition from anyone? I’m hoping there wasn’t.

    • saskskeptic Says:

      I haven’t heard of any opposition. We requested it well in advance and the Ministry sent us the certificate.

      We tried last year, but too close to Darwin Day. They sent us a nice letter saying they didn’t have time to process it and letting us know how far in advance we needed to apply for this year.

      I am very impressed with our government.

  4. Spencer Lucas Says:

    Great job. Great idea. Where did the idea originate? Have similar things happened before? When you approached the minister of Ed was there any raised eyebrows?

  5. […] out the official news here and what’s being done to celebrate it […]

  6. […] Last Saturday we celebrated the 202nd birthday of Charles Darwin by participating in a Darwin Day celebration.  Our parenting group coordinated the event with two other atheist/skeptic/freethinking groups in Saskatoon — in fact, the leader of the Saskatoon Skeptics was able to have February 12th officially declared “Darwin Day” in the province of Saskatchewan! […]

  7. […] The Parenting Beyond Belief website has this article written by Rebekah Bennetch, Saskatoon Secular Family Network on the Saskatoon Darwin Day activities for the young and young at heart. Last Saturday we marked the 202nd birthday of Charles Darwin by participating in a Darwin Day celebration.  Our parenting group coordinated the event with two other atheist/skeptic/freethinking groups in Saskatoon — in fact, the leader of the Saskatoon Skeptics was able to haveFebruary 12th officially declared “Darwin Day” in the province of Saskatchewan! […]

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