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Protocol Office
1831 College Avenue
REGINA, SK  S4P 4V5

Phone: 306-787-8965
Toll free: 1-877-427-5505
Fax: 306-787-1269
Email:
honours@gov.sk.ca
Did You Know?

Saskatchewan has close to 20,000 Francophones and over 50,000 French-speakers.

Saskatoon Berry

Saskatchewan's fruit emblem, the Saskatoon berry or Juneberry, is botanically known as Amelanchier alnifolia.  This small, edible fruit is sweet in taste and has long been eaten by Canada's native peoples.  The name derives from the Cree noun misâskwatômina. The city of Saskatoon is named after this plant.  In 2005, it was recommended that the Saskatoon berry be named as one of the provincial emblems.



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