Who Are We?

The Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum was established in 1986 by a group of dedicated volunteers who aspired to create a larger and more organized group to effectively support the Museum. The organization is composed of a volunteer Board of Directors as well as corporate and general members. The Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum is involved in fundraising and friend-raising, providing public programs and events, handling facility rentals, and operating The Museum Shop in Regina and the Discovery Shop in Eastend, SK at the T.rex Discovery Centre.

The Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum aim to be valued partners in the enhancement of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, increasing its visibility and access to vital resources in the community. We are a registered charity and not-for-profit organization which promotes the knowledge and understanding of Saskatchewan’s natural history through active support of the Museum and by encouraging public involvement and financial support of the Museum and its educational and scientific activities. 

The Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum is registered with Canada Revenue Agency and all donations are tax-deductible. Our registered Charitable Business Number is 107756223RR0001.

Current Board of Directors

A volunteer Board of Directors oversees the governance of the Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Each Director is elected for a three year term and no Director shall hold office for more than two consecutive terms. Directors represent the voting members of the organization and serve to increase the profile of the friends of the museum and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Both Board members and general members volunteer to be a part of the many committees that work to enhance public awareness of the RSM.

  • Nathanial Day | President 
  • Iuliia Khimchak | Vice President & Chair – Governance Committee 
  • Robert Vancise | Chair – Audit & Finance Committee 
  • Dr. Harold Bryant | Board Member 
  • Kevin Bassendowski | Board Member 
  • Andrea Johnson | Board Member 
  • Katrina Ackerman | Board Member 
  • Carol Bachynski | Board Member 
  • Jennifer Schwager | Board Member 
  • Hun Lee | Board Member 


Annual General Meeting and Report

The Annual General Meeting is held every June at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. The current Annual Report and Financial Statements were presented at the June 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Contact the Friends

Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum
2445 Albert Street

Executive Director
Phone 306-787-0787
Fax 306-787-2820
Email ed@frsm.ca
General Assistant
Barb Neal
Phone 306-787-7271
Fax 306-787-2820
Email barb.neal@frsm.ca
Director of Operations & Retail
Matthew McGillis
Phone 306-798-8769
Fax 306-787-2820
Email matt.mcgillis@frsm.ca