The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is proud to present a new in-house exhibit, Silk, Satin, and Strength: A Narrative on Olive Diefenbaker.

As the Honourable John G. Diefenbaker's second wife, Olive Diefenbaker was a driving force behind his many successes. Featuring 20 gowns, previously owned and worn by Olive, this exhibit presents the story of her life through the fashions she wore at parliamentary and international engagements.

Taken out of the Diefenbaker vault for the first time, visitors will learn about her life narrative, including an opportunity to view hats and accessories belonging to Olive Diefenbaker and archival photos of their outings.

Silk, Satin, and Strength: A Narrative on Olive Diefenbaker opens on September 22 and will be on display until October 30, 2021. 

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The Diefenbaker Canada Centre looks forward to welcoming the public back into our exhibits as safely as possible. Tickets are available to pre-purchase for scheduled tours of the Diefenbaker Canada Centre’s exhibits galleries. Groups are limited to 20 people per tour.

All individuals ages 12 and older attending USask events or activities (including those organized by the Diefenbaker Canada Centre) are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Due to the recent public health changes in Saskatchewan there are now different standards for COVID-19 testing for events and activities on campus.

Effective Oct. 1, 2021, the vaccination and testing credentials for USask events include:

In addition to complying with the university's requirements, all visitors must wear disposable, three ply masks while in the building. These measures aim to minimize health risks to all when on the University of Saskatchewan campus.