The government of Saskatchewan (Canada) and former Premier, the Reverend Lorne Calvert, unveiled signs for Lorne Calvert Campground and the Lorne Calvert Loop in Moose Jaw’s Wakamow Valley.
According to a press release, the unveiling ceremony took place during an event held to honor Lorne Calvert, the previous Premier of Saskatchewan.
“The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to recognize former Premier Calvert with this campground and trail dedication,” Parks, Culture, and Sports Minister Laura Ross said.
The naming of the Lorne Calvert Loop and Lorne Calvert Trail was done to honor his decades of service and dedication to the people of Saskatchewan.
In November 2021, the government announced that the former River Park Campground and a portion of the River Park Walking Trail in Wakamow Valley would be renamed the Lorne Calvert Campground and the Lorne Calvert Loop.
I am deeply grateful to the Wakamow Valley Authority and the Government of Saskatchewan for attaching my name to the campground and trail loop in the Wakamow Valley,” Calvert said.
“Four generations of our family have grown up learning of life and God’s creation within Wakamow Valley. And Betty and I, now with our children and grandchildren, have spent some of the happiest days of our lives camped in parks and campgrounds, including the Wakamow campground. I am very honored to have these facilities in Wakamow bear my name.”
Wakamow Valley is situated at the south end of Moose Jaw and offers camping, picnic areas, walking trails, a skating oval, a suspension bridge, and more. The Wakamow Valley Authority operates the campground and trail.
“Wakamow is excited to be able to honor such a great person that has given back to this community,” Wakamow Valley Authority General Manager Todd Johnson said. “Wakamow hopes everyone gets a chance to visit the Lorne Calvert Campground and use the Lorne Calvert Loop walking trail.”
The signs will be installed within the coming days.
Featured image from the Government of Saskatchewan.