“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community”
- Anthony J. D’Angelo.
Warman’s history is rich
and interesting. We are fortunate to have a small, but mighty Historical
Committee that continues to remind us with glimpses of our history with the
displays at the Legend Center. Warman’s History Committee is made up of four
members, Sharon Martens, Lori Vellecott, Shane Janswick, and Breanne Gascho.
These passionate community volunteers are committed to keeping our history -
present (no pun intended). I appreciate this group’s many efforts of bringing
pieces of Warman from long ago to remind us where my community has been, and
the people who have shaped it.
Why does History matter? -
Because "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat what
was dark.” Why does knowing the path in darkness matter? History is our road
map of where we have been, that helps us to see where we are going. History
helps us understand why we live the way we are living and why we are where we
are as a people and community. History allow us to learn from the successes and
the mistakes of our ancestors.
All people and peoples are living histories. Let’s look at a few
obvious examples: communities speak languages that are inherited from the past.
We live in societies with different cultures, traditions and religions that
have not been created on the spur of the moment. People use technologies that
they have not themselves invented. We all are born to a family who has a
I love sharing
stories with my children and grandchildren, seeing the bewilderment in their
eyes and answering their questions warms my heart as I pass along our history.
I know one day they’ll be passing down those same stories to their children and
I have written blogs about our history they have been well received. I believe
it’s because our hearts are filled with memories and we don’t want to lose those
Warman it is our intention to try and capture Warman’s history and put it all
together in a document that’ll stand the test of time, a Warman History Book
looking for anyone interested in helping us achieve this lofty goal. We need
your help to talk to the residents of Warman who have been around our community
for numerous years and have stories to share. We want to know your family
history as well so it too can be recorded.
comment – Warman has a very Rich History - help us gather our yesteryear stories
so we can record them for future
generations to enjoy. If you are
interested in getting involved, or if you have stories and/or photos to share
please contact either myself or a member of the Warman History
Committee. We are eager to begin to put the important
pieces of Warman’s history together.
Mayor Sheryl Spence phone: 306-385-2336 email: sheryls
Sharon Martens phone:
Lori Vellacott phone: 306-931-009
we talk about history and the importance of passing down our knowledge of
community and family. Please take a
moment to remember those who served our country, have the conversations with
your children, attend a Remembrance Day service.… I pray that these heart
wrenching times of our history are never forgotten. ‘They gave their tomorrows so we can have our today…’
Lest we Forget.
A small body
of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter
the course of history - Mahatma Gandhi