POLITICS

Saskatchewanderer given year-long gig to promote province

02/04/2014 04:23 EST | Updated 04/06/2014 05:59 EDT
REGINA - The new Saskatchewanderer already has a summer's worth of experience and now she's coming back for almost an entire year.

Caitlin Taylor has been chosen to fill an expanded role as ambassador for all things good in Saskatchewan.

Taylor spent last summer wandering the province and sharing her tourism experiences through social media.

Parks and Culture Minister Kevin Doherty says her role has been expanded to cover all of 2014 so she can demonstrate why the province is a great place to live and work as well.

Support for the pilot project is coming from Doherty's department, Tourism Saskatchewan and the agriculture and economy ministries.

Nearly 40 people applied for the position.

“She did a wonderful job as our summer Saskatchewanderer and she has already put forward some great ideas for how she will adopt the project’s enhanced mandate,” Doherty said in a news release Tuesday.

Taylor, 21, of Saskatoon plans to go back to her university studies next January. She plans eventually to apply to the University of Regina's School of Journalism.

She will continue to post content to the official Saskatchewanderer YouTube channel and website and can be reached via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.