Saskatchewan / The Wedge / Tourism

11th Saskatchewanderer To Roll Out This February

By Millie Love For theWedge.LIVE

Zane Buchanan visited 71 locations, 83 events, over 172 days on the road in 2019, clocking 48,500 kms in that charming branded vehicle–all in Saskatchewan.

It was the 10th year Saskatchewan funded a chosen Wanderer for a journey sponsored by CAA. Now the province seeks its 11th intrepid Marco-Polo-styled explorer.

Zane’s ‘goodbye’ video is hilarious. It makes him the Wedge’s favorite–such an affable representative to this great province.

Saskatchewanderer is a gem of an initiative–and a tourism “tour de force.”

The very successful Saskatchewanderer program marks its 10th Anniversary in 2020.  To celebrate, social media followers will be re-introduced to past Saskatchewanderers in what is being called the month of the Retro Wanderer!

Ashlyn George, the 2015 Saskatchewanderer will kick things off January 10 (it’s on now.)  On January 17 and January 24, the Saskatchewanderer social media channels will be taken over by two other past fan favourites.

Ashlyn George 2015 Saskatchewanderer

In early February, the new 2020 Saskatchewanderer, who will continue showcasing our province until the end of the year, will be officially announced.

“The Saskatchewanderer program has been a very successful platform to feature our province as a great place to visit, live, play and work year-round,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister and Minister Responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan Gene Makowsky said.  “I look forward to hearing about what some of our previous Wanderers are up to now and then following our 2020 Saskatchewanderer on his or her adventures.”

CAA continues as the official vehicle sponsor of the Saskatchewanderer, renewing its support annually since the program launched.

“It certainly is official,” CAA President and CEO Fred Titanich said.  “CAA Saskatchewan is very pleased to return as the vehicle sponsor of the Saskatchewanderer program.  We look forward to celebrating 10 years of exploring this great province with the Wanderer.

Along with the new 2020 Saskatchewanderer, the announcement in February will also reveal a new title sponsor.  Through social media “teasers” the audience can start to guess which Saskatchewan business has come onboard to support the program.

Read up on the wanderings on the blog at www.saskatchewanderer.ca

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