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Joan Chase

Joan Champ

Joan’s love of stories led her to study western Canadian history at the University of Saskatchewan where she earned a master’s degree. Her knowledge of history opened the door to a career at the Western Development Museum, first in exhibit production and finally as the chief executive officer for all four WDMs. Joan retired from the WDM in 2016. She and her husband Gordon recently moved to North Battleford. One of their favourite activities is exploring the backroads and small towns of Saskatchewan. Joan began writing a weekly history column a year ago for the Prince Albert Daily Herald and her column is now being picked up by several other community newspapers in the province.

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