The Government of Saskatchewan and SaskPower says they will be holding the best dam party of the summer at the Gardiner Dam Visitor Centre in Danielson Provincial Park west of Davidson.
It takes place Friday from 12:00 to 2:30.
Constructed between 1958 and 1967, Gardiner Dam remains one of the largest earthfill dams in the world.
The 64-metre tall, 5,000-metre long dam along with the Qu’Appelle River Dam was officially opened in July of 1967, as part of Canada’s Centennial celebrations.
Both dams created what we know as Lake Diefenbaker, a 225 kilometre long reservoir.
In today’s dollars, the dam would cost more than $1 billon to build.
More than 60 per cent of the province’s population depends on the South Saskatchewan River and Lake Diefenbaker for their water supply.