Discover Saskatoon
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This land has been a gathering place for thousands of years, a place where people come together to create new and meaningful connections under the living skies. 

Through our Legacy Builders Project, we strive to honour this tradition of kinship and connection in a way that supports local businesses and the broader Saskatoon economy.

Prominent community members, natural-born leaders, and experts in their respective fields, our Legacy Builders work in partnership with Discover Saskatoon to bring conferences, meetings, business and sporting events to our city. They help create lasting economic impact, with positive ripple effects felt throughout our community for generations to come.

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What is the Legacy Project

The purpose of the Legacy Project is to engage local experts in the fields of sport, economic sectors, and community development to support Discover Saskatoon in prospecting and bidding on events that will drive economic prosperity in Saskatoon. By leveraging the expertise of local individuals, we aim to enhance the global recognition and profile of Saskatoon for excellence in sport, economic sectors, and community development, ultimately contributing to an improved quality of life for all residents.

Become a Legacy Builder

Join the Saskatoon Legacy Project and make a positive, lasting impact on your community. We’re always on the lookout for dynamic leaders, experts, and professionals to help promote Saskatoon on a national or global stage. If this sounds like you, get in touch — our team is available to provide hands-on guidance and support as you work with Discover Saskatoon on bidding to host a business- or sports-related event in our city.

Meet Our Legacy Builders

Respected experts and leaders in their chosen fields, our Legacy Builders are a striking example of community spirit and civic-mindedness. Together with the team at Discover Saskatoon, they enhance the lives of community members while showcasing the best of our city to the wider world.

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Dr. Lidia Matei

Corporate Business Officer, Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation Inc.

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Shad Ali

Director, Eclat Lighting Initiative; Vice-Chair, CSAE Saskatchewan Network Council; Director, Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada

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Kim Ali

Partner, On Purpose Leadership Inc.; Member, Greater Saskatoon and Area Chamber of Commerce

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Michael Leier

Curl Saskatoon President

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Dr. Chary Rangacharyulu

Professor, University of Saskatoon Department of Physics and Engineering

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Mark Arcand

Tribal Chief, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

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Namarta Kochar

Special Projects Officer, University of Saskatchewan

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Milton Tootoosis

Chief Economic Reconciliation Officer, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority

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Candace Schierling

Director of Marketing and Communications, Remai Modern

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Neil Sasakamoose

Board Member, Fred Sasakamoose "Chief Thunderstick" National Hockey Championship

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Shirley Isbister

President, Central Urban Métis Federation Inc.

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Scott Ford

Executive Director, SaskTel Centre

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Dr. Daniel Chen

Professor, University of Saskatchewan Department of Mechanical Engineering and Division of Biomedical Engineering

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Dr. Vikram Misra

Professor, University of Saskatchewan Department of Veterinary Microbiology

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Rob O’Connor

Show Director, Ag in Motion

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Brian Kosteroski

Value Chain Specialist, Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan

Get in Touch

Interested in making your mark with our Legacy Project? We’d love to hear from you! Drop us a line, give us a call, and let’s work to create meaningful change together.

Local 306-242-1206 | Toll Free 1-800-567-2444
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