2017 Schedule of Events!
*For information on Park’s Canada events and FREE daily admission to all Parks Canada places for Canada 150, contact the Motherwell Homestead at 306.333.2116
* Special event, program or other fees may apply.
Off the Beaten Café will be cooking out of a brand new kitchen!
Binding and Stooking: August 12, 2017
Help us prepare for harvest with all hands on activities and field work with horses! New surprises this year…watch for details!
Symphony Under the Sky Festival:
Saturday, August 26, 2017
2016 had 2600+ visitors! Join us at this four part festival and make this year even better!
Looking for Field 2 Fork exhibitors! Lets show off the great local talent, and offerings! Local artisans, products, produce, and producers (animals), if this might be you contact Krystal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations team Motherwell Homestead!
Guinness World Record Holders!
It’s official! July 28-31 2016 team Motherwell joined the Manitoba Agricultural Museum’s Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede in Austin, Manitoba. As part of this spectacular week they were proud to be a part of the Harvesting Hope: A world record to help the hungry, in which a Guinness World Record was set for the most threshing machines threshing at the same time.
Machines needed to be built before 1953, and had to thresh for 15 minutes continually to qualify.75 acres of wheat were threshed by 139 tractor/ threshing machine combinations with the grain collected going to World Food Grains charity. The previous record was set last year with 111 machines stepping up to the task.
Thank you especially to Sheldon and our volunteer team who not only spent the time preparing the equipment for the event, hauling the precious cargo to Austin, but also for being the ‘official crew’ and support team needed to make this happen. Without you it wouldn’t have been possible! Wally Neuman, Wilson Family Farms & Dan Clarke, Baillie Boys Towing, Jim Mann, Brian Wilkes and your families of helpers!
Every Day Offerings
Motherwell Homestead NHS daily offers a wide variety of activities for all ages.
Brunches & Café
***Update: We have a BRAND NEW, commercial style kitchen and we are very excited to host you!
Watch Facebook for sneak peaks and updates!
Due to these and other visitor centre renovations, a new brunch schedule to come soon!
Become a member and receive 10% off your meal!
Not a member? Not a problem. Just mention your interest in membership before you pay for your meal- It’s that easy! 306.333.2116
Stueck Nature Trail
A little trek to a beautiful waterfowl paradise! An aluminum dock, rest area and picnic tables provide an inviting area that show cases what Motherwell required in order to set his roots. Great views, great activity, it begins at the South end of the Visitor Reception Centre. Bring your walking shoes and Follow the Signs!
School Programs: May -June
Call the site directly for 2017 bookings
Contact the Park staff for program bookings, then ask about Jam Pail Lunches!
Little Red Hen Program (ages 1-6yrs):
Call the site directly for booking details!
Kids become little characters and help in the kitchen! Baking bread as the Little Red Hen…Space is Limited.
Children’s Day Camp Program: Book now for 2017– dates already over half filled!
Two days of costumes, games, chores, and just fun fun fun!!! New activities year after year!
10:00 am – 4:00 pm both days, lunch included. Contact the Park staff for bookings, (ages 6-12) Spaces fill fast, first come first served so don’t delay, book today!
Kids over 12yrs old? Ask how to become a volunteer!
Fun for all ages, alone or as teams: Explora Tour (Technology meets Historic Charm), Discovery Booklet (The old fashioned way, with a twist), Horse Programs (enough said), Bread Days (Mmmmm), Xplorers for Kids (cool activities earn collectable Souvenirs from Motherwell Homestead and other Parks Canada sites in Saskatchewan), Custom Programs (from kids to corporate, built to suite your needs) and then there is the fun that you will just have to find out about when you visit! Some experiences just can’t be put into words. What are you waiting for? Visit us at the Park today !
We’d love to see your great experience! Take a picture of your family and email it to us or share it on our Facebook page! Please include the special event or day that you took the picture! We enjoy seeing the visitors having fun and you will help encourage others to come visit us too!
Note: By sending the picture to the Friends of the Motherwell you give us your permission to use that image.