Eas­tend Arts Coun­cil ap­pre­ci­ates sup­port of Wal­lace Steg­ner House

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Ed­i­tor:

On March 2nd the Wal­lace Steg­ner House, artists’ re­treat in Eas­tend sus­tained se­ri­ous wa­ter dam­age as a re­sult of frozen pipes.

The re­sponse from our in­sur­ance agent and in­sur­ance com­pany were out­stand­ing.

Through­out the recovery, ev­ery per­son deal­ing with the re­pairs who crossed the thresh­old was un­fail­ingly help­ful, po­lite and most grat­i­fy­ingly, in­ter­ested in the Steg­ner House op­er­a­tion.

Over its 30 years of op­er­a­tion the Steg­ner House (www.steg­n­er­house.ca) has wel­comed more than 300 res­i­dents, writ­ers, artists, dancers, sculp­tors, jour­nal­ists, and a few sci­en­tists from around the world.

The House is an icon on the cul­tural map of Southwest Saskatchewan. Res­i­dents ex­pe­ri­ence small agri­cul­tural town life and the space and peace to work on their projects. In re­turn the res­i­dent gives a public pre­sen­ta­tion or read­ing which brings their di­verse worlds to Eas­ten­ders.

Thanks to the pro­fes­sion­al­ism and gen­eros­ity of every­one in­volved in this re­cent emer­gency the house which was built in 1917 is ready for its sec­ond cen­tury.

Heart­ful thanks to all.

The Eas­tend Arts Coun­cil - Pro­pri­etor of the Wal­lace Steg­ner House

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