Last March, former employees of the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford held a last reunion called “Our Last Hurrah.” Former employees from across the country returned to celebrate and say “Good Bye” to the “First Century of Caring.”
These first 100 years provided the best treatment and care available at that time for those suffering from mental health problems. This was a great challenge in those early years, but was successful in providing and laying a strong foundation for the improved treatment and care now available in this 21st century.
This reunion was very important to all former employees and a big thank you to Linda Shynkaruk and her staff of the Saskatchewan Hospital who so willingly helped with arrangements for the reunion to be held at the new hospital. This was most sincerely appreciated. A huge bouquet to everyone!
Appreciation is also extended to all who attended and to those who contributed to the event by taking us down the path of the many memories of those earlier years at SHNB. Thank you!
My personal appreciation to other members of the committee, Dorothy Edworthy, John Yarske, Carol Dyck, Evelyn Flasch and Pat Janko.
“Our Last Hurrah” Committee Chair