The Yorkton Brick Mill Heritage Society was formed in early 2012 by individuals interested in encouraging the preservation of the oldest surviving flour mill in Saskatchewan.

Constructed in 1898 by John J. Smith to support the new settlement's agricultural base, 'The Old Mill' was reinvented a number of times by changing ownership and needs until falling into disuse in the late 1980s.  Now, during a period of unprecedented prosperity for our province, one of the last remaining symbols of our local heritage faces an uncertain future.

This site is being developed by and for those who believe that history need not exist only in photographs and books.

Recent Events


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Heritage Led
Community and Economic Development

Using Maple Creek's success,
Royce Pettyjohn will show the direct connection between community development, tourism development, economic development, environmental stewardship and quality of life.

Thursday, October 10th at 7:30pm
at the
Yorkton Public Library



Grain Millers Canada
2019 Heritage Dinner
sold out for a third year in a row!

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A railway theme was used for table centrepieces with large railway murals painted by Dean Printz.

The fundraising event included a silent auction and delicious roast beef dinner by St Mary’s Cultural Center staff.
A couple of surprises....

Scott Shiels, Grain Millers
Manager of Procurement presents a surprise cheque for $25,000 to Vern Brown.

MC Dave Farrell brought greetings from President Donald Trump.
The DVD Premier Screening of “Friends of the Brick Mill” by Yorkton Regional High student producer Maggie Robertson was well received,
followed by the “Story of Grain Miller” Presentation by Scott Shiels, Procurement Manager, which completed the evening.

Staff Sgt Jeff Simpson, Mayor Bob Maloney, Scott Shiels (Grain Millers),
Maggie Robertson, Larry Pearen (Dinner Chair) and the Hon Greg Ottenbreit MLA
 Greetings were received by Federal Conservative candidate Cathay Wagantall,
The Hon Greg Ottenbreit, MLA, and
Mayor Bob Maloney with five City Council members in attendance. 
Larry Pearen presents a
Mill painting by Jeanne Spilak
to Scott Shiels.
Vern Brown, President of the
Yorkton Brick Flour Mill Heritage Committee.
And of course, nothing great can happen without a great group of volunteers :)
Thanks to our many business and corporate sponsors!
Planning for next year is already in the works.