In my book Lakeland: Ballad of a freshwater country, I explored how the lake is one of the unsung symbols of the whole country. Our sheer abundance of them sets us apart from the rest of the world. And this is of course nowhere more true than in Saskatchewan. Our whole fur trade history is shaped by lakes. In contemporary times, we go to them to reconnect with nature. Time spent on their shores — whether it is Katepwa or Waskesiu or any one of thousands of pure wilderness lakes in the far north — represent the good life in our province. And yet we don't celebrate them nearly enough.
I am not sure how a lake might be symbolized graphically, but would love to see how an artist might do it.
Best of luck with the project,