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Barbara Cabrera

Vol. 3 - ISSUE 5 - MAY 2014

A Mother’s Love


Kids Off To Unive

Are you dealing with university or college applicatio children? Are they looking at moving out? Som may want to consider is purchasing an apartment, house for your children to live in.

My cousin and I both attended the University of S wan and had apartments down the hall from each would always mention to our parents that they shoul bought one, as we spent about $450/month for ov totalling $43,200!

What are rental rates these days? A two-bedroom is going to run you around $900 to $1500 per mont not look at purchasing and instead pay a mortgag gage will be less than rent! And, if your child has a who pays $500 or $600 – this could lessen your mo cial commitment.

Real estate usually appreciates over the two to four your child attends post secondary education. Sub you could also have another child going to school in as well, so you may have this investment for 6-8 ye

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So, to put this in perspective, at $1200 per month f potentially $57,600 could be spent on rent. Even a room is about $900 per month. At 4 years that w $43,200 spent on rent. This amount can be retaine a purchase.

If you buy, you would require a down payment. And sell, you could probably get the same price or per more than what you paid for the place. If you buy three-bedroom apartment, you can make money o coming in. Either would ensure you would have a po flow, which can help off set tuition/books costs!

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Cover Story Barbara Cabrera



In The Spotlight Women’s Water Polo


Real Estate 101 CharMaine Luscombe

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15 Surface hair care

16 spring trend report 2014

Beauty column by Sara Lindsay

17 fashion in full bloom

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Barbara Cabrera’s day begins the same as most mothers: she gets out of bed, gets dressed, fixes breakfast and prepares her beloved children – eight-year-old Saméa and five-year-old LeKai – for the day ahead. What sets the Cabrera household apart however is that while Saméa is considered neurotypical, her brother was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) shortly after his third birthday. The years leading up to and following this diagnosis have been rife with change and challenge, but the family remains a cohesive unit and Cabrera a fearless advocate for autism awareness and education.


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Childhood Interventions Programs (ECIP) team to assist with his physical dexterity and language. The initiative is funded by the Ministry of Education and offers programming and support to children with ASD and other cognitive challenges.

“ECIP got the ball rolling for us,” says Cabrera. “Everyone there was really great, full of information and offered very good support.” Even before the suspected diagnosis was confirmed, Cabrera approached the situFOR SASKATCHEWAN WOMEN | VOL. 3 ISSUE 5, MAY 2014 | 9

ation pragmatically and proactively. She took to the Internet, poring over scientific research and collecting resources and support services to help her and her family understand and plan for what lay ahead. Cabrera continues to establish and grow a supportive community in the Saskatoon area, but this has required a great deal of initiative and active effort on her part. She expressed some dismay at the lack of consolidated information offered to parents whose children are newly-diagnosed with ASD. “In the beginning, you really don’t know what you’re looking for, so some sort of handbook would be valuable,” she explains. “What I did like, though, was being able to do my research online and not have to leave the house or spend all day on the phone. This allowed me to continue to provide care for my kids.” Above all else, Cabrera’s biggest source of strength and most valuable resource has been the love and support of her fiancé. “Harry has always been there to listen and to calm me down, especially in the initial period when things were very difficult,” she says. As a result of their research, the couple elected to seek out a program offering Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), a popular therapeutic technique founded on the belief that behaviour is influenced by one’s environment. In an ABA program, behaviours are carefully observed by a trained therapist in order to determine their environmental triggers and reinforcers. Therapists encourage effective behaviours through a systemic process where skills are broken down into a series of simple, manageable steps. When Cabrera began her search for an ABA program in Saskatoon, she was disappointed to learn that none were currently available. After learning of several programs in the Calgary area, she and Harry decided to initiate the process of relocating their family to Alberta. However, just prior to their departure, the family learned of a new, government-funded pilot program offered through Autism Services of Saskatoon, a nonprofit organization providing advocacy, support, programming and other services to individuals with ASD and their families. “The [ABA Little Tots] pilot program was only accepting six children for its first session,” says Cabrera. “Almost twenty families applied to the program and LeKai was fortunate to be chosen as one of the six. The program has been one of the biggest and best things for LeKai and has helped me meet other parents going through the same kinds of things we are.”

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Children accepted to the program are provided with four onsite sessions and one home visit each week, totalling roughly 25 hours of weekly support from trained specialists. Families are also provided with tools and techniques to help facilitate a smooth transition between the program and home environments. Results for the initial cohort of children have been so positive that Autism Services of Saskatoon has since added a second intake group. They hope to continue to grow and expand the program in the coming years. Alex Scott, now the Director of Family Programs with Autism Services, was LeKai’s first behavioural therapist in the ABA Little Tots programs and spent over six months working directly with him. Scott spoke enthusiastically about LeKai’s progress during their time together, explaining how the two fed off each other’s light-heartedness and love of laughter. “When I first started working with LeKai, he displayed a lot of aggressive behaviours and was not able to effectively manage them,” says Scott, who worked with LeKai on a number

Cabrera described her son as very curious and inquisitive, with a pointed interest in learning about how things work. He has also developed a strong affinity for music and the arts and spends time each week with a music therapist engaging in song and dance. “LeKai loves to sing and could spend all day dancing,” she says.” It makes me so happy just to sit and watch him go. He’s always making connections and I love watching his little wheels turn.” Cabrera is also encouraged by the strong sibling bond developing between her two children. Over the past two years, Saméa and LeKai’s relationship has evolved from one with limited interaction and affection to one that is mutually engaging and enriching. Saméa teaches her brother important social skills and enjoys orchestrating games for the two to play. “LeKai absolutely adores his sister,” says Cabrera. “Whatever she does, he’s sure to follow suit. LeKai is really sweet and

“Autism is something to be understood, not to be afraid of. All of our children are special and I believe that cohesiveness among parents and our government will create a community that can do more for everyone.” of objectives, from verbalizing basic words to identifying objects. “In some ways we had to start from square one but the results were very encouraging. As his [aggressive] behaviours decreased, he became a lot more playful and was more responsive to communication and directives.” Since enrolling in Autism Services’ Little Tots program, LeKai has enjoyed marked improvements with both his vocabulary and social skills. He now attends an ABA pre-school in Saskatoon and works closely with the school board’s autism specialist to optimize his classroom experience. “When LeKai was first diagnosed, he had less than ten words and we wondered if he’d ever be able to speak,” says Cabrera. “At his last assessment, he had over 200 words. It’s been great to watch him gain skills he will carry with him for the rest of his life.” Scott, who also facilitated home visits during his time as a behavioural therapist, added that Cabrera and her fiancé’s devotion to LeKai’s well-being has played a pivotal role in his positive behavioural change. “Barbara and Harry are two amazing individuals. They were both very welcoming and supportive of the work I did with LeKai,” he says, adding that a positive relationship between the child, his or her family, and the behavioural therapist serves to enhance the child’s behavioural outcomes and overall adjustment.

affectionate, giving all of us lots of hugs and kisses. These are things we didn’t see a year ago.” Despite certain financial pressures and the challenges implicit in managing an ASD diagnosis, Cabrera and her fiancé’s love and commitment to both their children is unwavering. In fact, it is this very love and dedication that has fueled her desire to promote awareness about autism and breed a culture of acceptance and empathy. “Like any set of parents, we want what’s best for our children and we work hard to give them everything they need,” she says. “I’ve developed huge insight and appreciation for the challenges and successes that special needs families have. There are so many things we take for granted, like a simple ‘I love you.’ It wasn’t until LeKai was over four years old that I heard those words, and while they don’t come often, when I hear them it fills my heart.” Cabrera believes that autism’s inaccurate portrayal in the media, a lack of unification among various government ministries, and varying accessibility of programs and services across Canada have led to sweeping misconceptions about the disorder. This high degree of inconsistency may translate into inequitable therapeutic treatment for individuals with ASD and a sense of overwhelm for parents, who may be unaware of the resources available to them. “Autism is not a disease to be eradicated, nor is it something that destroys families,” she explains. “Autism is something FOR SASKATCHEWAN WOMEN | VOL. 3 ISSUE 5, MAY 2014 | 11

to be understood, not to be afraid of. All of our children are special and I believe that cohesiveness among parents and our government will create a community that can do more for everyone.” While Cabrera is focused on LeKai’s immediate needs, she is also cognizant of the kinds of difficulties and obstacles she and her family may encounter later in life. She dedicates a significant portion of her time and energy to those services designed for adolescents and adults with ASD. “I want to support a future for LeKai where he can attend school, make friends, graduate, work and have a normal life,” she says. “If I don’t support other parents and their struggles, they will likely be mine in the future. It’s time for change.” To learn more about the Autism Services of Saskatoon’s programs and other resources, visit their website (http://www. or follow them on Facebook (https:// Additional resources can also be found through the Government of Saskatchewan’s Health Services website (

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spring trend report 2014 By Sara Lindsay

It’s always exciting to see what looks will trickle down from the runways of the Fashion Weeks around the world and become seasonal trends.

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Here are some of the makeup looks we saw for Spring 2014. STRUCTURED LINER I’ve pictured an image here of a makeup I did with a very strong liquid eyeliner shape. Although this is a very dramatic version of it, this was actually similar to a look that was seen at Paris Fashion Week this season. The feline flick has been around for a long time but this season brought a modern update to the classic look. A more modest version of it however can be very wearable yet striking paired with a nude lip and voluminous lash.

The Matte Lip Colour in Timeless by Kevyn Aucoin

ORANGE LIP Rag & Bone at New York Fashion Week made a statement with a very bold, true orange lip. Although it may be out of the comfort zone for some, it really is worth a try. Surprisingly, this orange is very complementary on most people. A bare lid with mascara and just a hint of a warm coral blush is enough to complete this look. PASTELS Pastels on the eyes were seen as a wash of colour across the entire lid. This isn’t reinventing the wheel by any stretch. We typically see pastels in the spring and summer but there are very good reasons for that: they are pretty, very easy to work with and look great on everyone!

The Precision Liquid Liner by Kevyn Aucoin Rag & Bone Spring Summer 2014 at New York Fashion Week

Minty green, lavender, dusty blue and pale pinks are back again as tried and true favourites, and they really do brighten the face and create a youthful look. I love monochromatic looks with pastels as well. Try using the same colour across the lids, over the apples of the cheeks and on the lips with a shiny clear gloss to add a little texture. Peachy tones work well for this look. Take a little something away from each look to make it your own and have fun with it! All products shown are available at Sara Lindsay Makeup Studio. For more in depth information, I offer private makeup lessons at my studio.

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FASHION IN FULL BLOOM By Ashley Kilback In the traditional manner of welcoming spring, it’s expected that when Mother Nature casts the cloud of April showers, the blossoming of May flowers will follow suit. Sadly, it’s quite common the expectations we have begin to dwindle with the indecisiveness of our climate, and the big bloom we anticipate is usually two months behind schedule. The existence of luscious gardens and bouquets of color come May is slim to none and we have no choice but to compromise with something we can rely on – our wardrobes. Before the last snow pile has melted into the abyss, the contents of our closets are already under seasonal renovation to make way for the abundance of floral that is about to bury the existence of our knit sweater collection. This spring, just like every other, floral trends are a big deal. Maybe it’s because they come as a variety pack of choices that allow us to dress as a giant rose one-day and a walking hibiscus the next. Or maybe, it’s in spite of Mother Nature and her ever so frequent seasonal delays. Whatever it is, we might as well get as much wear time as we can before the flower wilts. If you’re jumping on the floral trend wagon this spring, there are two pieces of wardrobe advice I will leave with you. First, don’t just buy the bouquet if you can commit to the garden. If that cute floral blazer you’re dying to have comes with a pant component, you best take up that two for one offer. Second, plant a pop of color next to your floral accouterment. Spring is all about making life colorful again, so go ahead and embrace those bold hues.

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“The bottom line is someone wants to SELL and someone wants to BUY...let your AGENT work their magic and you can feel comfortable knowing that you are being professionally represented.” Kitchen: Is it important to have enough space to eat comfortably in the kitchen as well as the dining room? Does the kitchen have all of the cupboard and storage space you need? Will your fridge fit? Bathroom: Is the main floor bathroom uncomfortably small? Does the ensuite bathroom have all the features you desire, such as a large tub and/or separate shower? Do you need double sinks?

Storage space: This is particularly important if you’re shopping for a condo. Does the storage space or locker offer enough space? Closets: Are there enough closets? Is there a linen closet? Garage: Homeowners use the garage for more than just cars. If you plan to use this space for storage or hobbies, check that the garage will be suitable for those purposes.

Bedrooms: Is the master bedroom large enough to fit your bed and other furniture? Does it have the closet space you need? Are the other bedrooms large enough for your needs? It’s a good idea to take note of the measurements of these rooms as it can be difficult to judge measurements during a viewing.

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TECH UPDATE What’s next for Apple? Apple for the better part of the last decade has been undoubtedly controlling the handheld market with style. Innovation has been their key ingredient allowing them to generate new product categories, while at the same time enhancing other areas, establishing their reputation as a global trend-setter in the tech world. Its founder, Steve Jobs, is regarded as one of the most influential figures of our time. He was directly involved with the production of revolutionary products that transformed the way we listen to music, manage our business, keep in touch with family, and most importantly, how to stay connected. Apple has been creating attractive devices since it was founded back in 1976; however it was only in the last 15 years that the company set itself apart and revolutionized the technology industry. With an iPhone refresh just around the corner and the MacBook line up getting their yearly refresh, what’s next for Apple? Technology has proven that sky is the limit and the only limitation is our imagination. A deep dive into Apple reveals speculations that the next big thing coming out of Cupertino will be in the wearable department, i.e. a new watch or even new glasses. Apple will also attempt to bring its world to your home by trying to seamlessly incorporate its IOS world to your living room kitchen and even bedroom. Of course this is already in affect by such products like Apple TV, but I believe we will see a lot more innovation in that category.

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of our lives are Microsoft and Sony. The Xbox and the PlayStation consoles are the closest any manufacturer has come to creating a product that the whole family can use while sitting at the TV. The variability of the consoles have brought their own ideas to what the TV should do, whether its communicating with friends, exercising, watching TV or even browsing the internet. These devices are no longer viewed as just gaming consoles but have slowly over the years become the go-to-devices for any couch potato. Apple TV was a great start but year over year we have seen very little progress in the application of Apple TV, providing a category where Apple can engrain its place and make some progress. I believe we should be seeing a dramatic refresh to the beautiful little box probably in 2015. And we should see this product category become a little more than just a ‘’Hobby” to the fruit company. So Apple, what is next? We are anxiously waiting.

The American tech giant will demonstrate with ease why 2014 will be an ‘Apple’ year. Apple will surely surpass all expectations and deliver, yet again, beautiful products. I for one am anxious to see what‘s in store for the rumored iWatch. The idea that we can control what we do on our phone from our watch appeals to me and could potentially appeal to those eager to move away from handheld devices. In my opinion the closest companies to have successfully entered every aspect

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Together we completed the needs assessment, functional areas and schematic design phases. We now pick up at the preliminary design stage. Preliminary designs used to be hand drawn renderings portraying ideas. Technology has changed the process and drawing even though more formal looking is still meant to be fluid to new design ideas. So please do not let the formal nature of the drawings fool you. Kitchen This is where the family meets to hang out, work and dine in one central space. It has a spacious kitchen island to serve as a primary and secondary workspace, extra storage, or a spot for many cooks to spread out. One hundred and twenty square feet of area contains the kitchen. Extra space between the European style appliance wall and the large island provides room to move. Space for all family members in their hurry to get ready in the mornings. The sit-down part of the island is set at standard table height so the dining room chairs serve both functions. This family has great ideas. Dining Room One hundred and forty square feet is expandable to twice that much which makes for a flexible plan. Just slide the living room furniture towards the reading space and presto, twice the space. Large family gatherings are a snap. A BBQ patio extends the dining room space to the outdoors. Enclosed on three sides with a roof over provides for convenience and privacy. Family Room The fireplace entertainment focal point divides the long wall between two matching ventilating windows. Sun screened windows have working doors leading to a future deck. The fireplace contains a smart hidden from view TV and entertainment unit. The absence of coffee and end tables play to the minimal approach to design and gives the children the space for Wii play.


e have taken up the role of modernizing the California Modern, Cape Code, Craftsman, Saltbox, American Foursquare and Modern architectural styles, and promoting an appealing affordable living option for middle-class families. Rather than reproducing traditional homes, gjConstructs refigures the design to include modern amenities to address your demands for increased privacy and up to date technology. Simplicity, functionality and livability remain prevalent features of Gary’s updated designs.

Powder Room Powder rooms are a must for this, and for the most part all twostory homes. It is difficult to design in an 800 square foot open floor plan. The family and I agree that the door to the powder room functions best when hidden. A stub wall added to reduce the viewing angles to near zero is a possibility. But, it reduces the grand entry. A custom sand blasted glass is one solution for the stub wall.

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Enclosed Porch Another double duty space. Perfect for keeping both heating and cooling dollars in the pocket. But beyond that well designed, dedicated seasonal storage is key. Sports equipment and seasonal items kept in a garage collect a lion’s share of off-season dust. Dedicated Drop Zone – The Vestibule Sometimes called the mudroom for obvious reasons. Double swing or sliding pocket doors provide a quick way to hide the occasional less than tidy view to this space. A bench to park yourself on for easy boot removal and planned storage make this one of the more important and under rated areas in the home.

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4 egg yolks 3 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 pinch ground white pepper 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon water 1 cup butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 eggs 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar 8 strips Canadian-style bacon 4 English muffins, split 2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/3 cups milk 1/3 cup melted butter 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup butter 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons rum flavored extract 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup whole pecans 1/2 cup pancake syrup 3 bananas, cut into 1/2 inch slices 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar

Directions: 1. In a tall glass, combine orange juice and lemon-lime soda. Pour grenadine in and let it sink to the bottom. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a straw for stirring.

blueberry sauce

Makes 8 Servings 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 1/4 cup water 1 cup orange juice 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup cold water 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: 1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the blueberries, 1/4 cup of water, orange juice, and sugar. Stir gently, and bring to a boil. 2. In a cup or small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water. Gently stir the cornstarch mixture into the blueberries so as not to mash the berries. Simmer gently until thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the almond extract and cinnamon. Thin sauce with water if it is too thick for your liking. 24 |

Directions: 1. To Make Hollandaise: Fill the bottom of a double boiler part-way with water. Make sure that water does not touch the top pan. Bring water to a gentle simmer. In the top of the double boiler, whisk together egg yolks, lemon juice, white pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and 1 tablespoon water. 2. Add the melted butter to egg yolk mixture 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time while whisking yolks constantly. If hollandaise begins to get too thick, add a teaspoon or two of hot water. Continue whisking until all butter is incorporated. Whisk in salt, then remove from heat. Place a lid on pan to keep sauce warm. 3. Preheat oven on broiler setting. To Poach Eggs: Fill a large saucepan with 3 inches of water. Bring water to a gentle simmer, then add vinegar. Carefully break eggs into simmering water, and allow to cook for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Yolks should still be soft in center. Remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon and set on a warm plate 4. While eggs are poaching, brown the bacon in a medium skillet over mediumhigh heat and toast the English muffins on a baking sheet under the broiler. 5. Spread toasted muffins with softened butter, and top each one with a slice of bacon, followed by one poached egg. Place 2 muffins on each plate and drizzle with hollandaise sauce. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve immediately.


Directions: 1. Preheat a Belgium waffle iron. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, white sugar, and salt in a bowl; set aside. 2. Whisk together the eggs, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and milk in a bowl. Stir in the melted butter and flour mixture until a slightly lumpy batter forms. Cook the waffles in the preheated iron until steam stops coming out of the seam, about 2 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, melt 1/4 cup of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, rum extract, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer, the stir in the pecans and continue simmering for 1 minute. Stir in the pancake syrup and bananas, continue cooking until the bananas soften, about 4 minutes. 4. Beat the heavy cream, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla and confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer in a medium bowl until firm peaks form. 5. Once waffles are done, spoon bananas Foster sauce over waffle and top with a dollop of whip cream.

French toast

broccoli Quiche

hash browns

Makes 2 Slices

Makes 6 Servings

Makes 4 Servings

1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 pinch salt 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon white sugar 12 thick slices bread

2 tablespoons butter 1 onion, minced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 4 eggs, well beaten 1 1/2 cups milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon butter, melted

2 medium russet potatoes, shredded 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 egg 1 cup oil for frying, or as needed salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 1. Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar until smooth. 2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. 3. Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated. Cook bread on each side until golden brown. Serve hot.

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. Over medium-low heat melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onions, garlic and broccoli. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. Spoon vegetables into crust and sprinkle with cheese. 3. Combine eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in melted butter. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and cheese. 4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until center has set.

Directions: 1. Rinse shredded potatoes until water is clear, then drain and squeeze dry. Place shreds in a bowl, and mix in the onion, flour and egg until evenly distributed. 2. Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is sizzling hot, place potatoes into the pan in a 1/2 inch thick layer. Cover the whole bottom of the pan, or make separate piles like pancakes. Cook until nicely browned on the bottom, then flip over and brown on the other side. It should take at least 5 minutes per side. If you are cooking them in one big piece, it can be cut into quarters for easier flipping. 3. Remove from pan, and drain on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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The two super talents are also current teammates. When looking to schools in the U.S., it was clear for both the right team fit was priority. “To have a close team bond was important to me and I just felt very at home with the Long Beach girls,” said Massier. Yule also stated her choice was made on feeling right at home at Northridge, and added that the team “had great values and I felt like I fit in.” That team bond, said Massier is of the utmost importance. She also noted other key characteristics, which aided her accomplishments as a water polo athlete, such as personal development, self-discipline and drive. But the nod to the tight knit team was a reoccurring theme from both Massier and Yule.

Have you ever heard the expression ‘there must be something in the water’? Well, in Saskatchewan’s case, it’s true. The province will soon be shipping off two of its richest and celebrated water polo exports, athletes Alexandra Massier and Amy Yule. The Regina born pair has certainly made a splash in the world of water polo. Soon enough they will be heading off to California colleges on full sports scholarships thanks to 18 collective years of hard work and dedication in the sport. Although water polo seems to have a bit of a lower profile compared to other sports in the province, there is no question on the extreme physicality it takes to reach the top tier. Games last about 45 minutes and require players to tread water for several minutes at a time, while playing strategically and defensively. Meanwhile players watch and read every teammate’s moves anticipating consequent actions. At the top level of the sport, players have learned precisely how and where their teammates want the ball. They come to understand each other almost as well as they know themselves. That type of teammate dependency is something Massier and Yule have come to know and expect after years of playing the sport at a national level. For the duo to play at such a high level requires serious time commitment with practices occurring during every ounce of spare time, including lunches. Training about 15 hours a week, Massier and Yule attend seven practices, including lunch practices on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with night practices every night except Friday.

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Massier, 18, started her career in the sport at the young age of 7 after happening upon a promotional flyer from school. Now with 11 seasons under her belt, her teammates have simply become her best friends and other family. And although leaving the group is indeed a significant change, the opportunity to live somewhere new and learn new skills from a new batch of girls is a prospect that excites the teen. Massier will be adding her acceptance and scholarship at Long Beach State University in California to a long list of accomplishments in water polo. She has played in eight national championships with Team Saskatchewan and this past summer, had the opportunity to join and experience international play with the Canadian Junior National Team. Proudest moments for Alexandra include being named Most Valuable Player at the 2013 Alberta Open and making the starting line up alongside Amy, for the Junior Pan-American Games in Argentina last year, where the team placed second. Without question, Massier is a motivated and ambitious spirit. She shared however, that it is her sister who provides her with a great deal of inspiration. Another natural born athlete, Massier’s sister Kendell has proven her ability in a number of sports, often times reaching national level finishes only to find that she wants to try something new. After years of competing in gymnastics and diving, she is now onto rowing. “To have the courage to quit something your good at to find something else you “might” be good at it, is so brave. That is courage and perseverance.” Perseverance and hard work are words it would seem well understood by the Massier household. Amy Yule’s inspiration however, draws a direct line back to her team and their accomplishments. “I have been with the same group of girls for so long that when I see someone go on and play with the Senior National Team, and another go and play

for Hawaii, it really is something to look up too,” stated Yule. In addition to the great team atmosphere the sport facilitates, the 17-year-old high school senior confided that her love for water polo really comes down to the game itself. “I really enjoy the intensity of every moment that really make games so much fun,” said Yule. Born to compete, her list of accomplishments in the sport is equally impressive to Massier, especially given that she has had four less years in the sport. Amy reflected with pride on her most notable achievements inducing making the national team two summers in a row and attending the Commonwealth Games. And for someone who looks forward to every game, Yule shared her excitement for the upcoming nationals, and added that she hopes to have the chance to make more national teams in coming years. Yule, who has been in the sport for seven years, recently accepted a scholarship with California State University, Northridge. Her start with the sport began when she sport attended the “I Love Water Polo” program. Loving it instantly and showing an ingrained aptitude, she quickly transferred to the competitive program. The idea of continuing to develop as an athlete is something Amy has always understood and there’s little doubt it’s a reason she has found ongoing success in the sport. “Determination is key. If you want to go far with your sport, you need to expand on your talent that you have, you can’t just depend on talent,” shared Yule. She looks to her future at Northridge as a giant opportunity, one that she is extremely excited about.

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That opportunity, of accessing a full sports scholarship is no easy feat shared Massier and Yule, especially in the U.S. where athletes from Canada are more likely to be unknown and unproven. For those looking to follow their footsteps and achieve a sports scholarship, both advised to start early and be proactive. SAT’s - standardized testing for college entry in the U.S., should be done as early as possible, in the event you need to repeat the challenging test. Massier’s words of wisdom included: “If you want a scholarship start as soon as you enter grade 11 by sending out emails to the coaches. Tell them what you play, where you’re from, major accomplishments, your coaches name, attach transcripts, and what you are looking for in the NCAA. Many won’t reply but many will, do not wait for them to contact you, that is very important. Take the your future into your own hands.” Now that their university choices are decided, both look forward to a future in health related career paths. Massier will focus on health administration services, at least to start, and Yule in Kinesiology, with sights set on becoming a Physiotherapist. Before they head out, both girls will be competing at the 18U Nationals this year in Quebec City. From all of us here at PINK, best of luck to you both at Nationals and with your new teams in California. L to R: Amy Yule, Abi Fries, Auriel Bill and Alexandra Massier FOR SASKATCHEWAN WOMEN | VOL. 3 ISSUE 5, MAY 2014 | 29

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Food allergies are very common and cruise lines take them very seriously. We have had many passengers who are celiac or travelling with children with severe allergies, and they all have returned with stories of the amazing service and care that was taken to limit their exposure to any allergens.

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Most lines will have the Chef or the Maître d’ meet with you on the first day of the cruise to review menus. They will ensure required ingredient changes can be made and that you are able to fully participate in the pleasures of cruise ship dining options. Cruise ships take away many of the challenges commonly faced by people with mobility issues. Accessibility features vary from ship to ship – but typically cruise ships are extremely accessible. If you choose not to bring your own mobility device, rentals of wheelchairs, scooters or walkers can be arranged and delivered to your stateroom. Accessible staterooms do need to be booked in advance, and a good travel consultant will work with you to ensure that the ship you choose has the features and itinerary that will give you the best vacation experience possible.

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BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! Established in the 1970s by current owner Ernie Kouros’ mother and father, K Family Kitchen is reminiscent of your own family’s kitchen. A quick scan of the menu reveals that there is something on it for everyone. “I always tell our new customers to close their eyes and pick something off the menu”, said Ernie (between kitchen, cash and host shifts on a busy Saturday). “That’s going to be your new favourite - I can guarantee it,” he continued, smiling. Ernie, his wife Robyn and their daughter Ava have a reason to smile. Building on the Kouros family’s established reputation for home-style cooking using only the freshest ingredients, and the Kouros family’s unbending rule to only ever make every dish from scratch, K Family Kitchen is what is it today - a full-service restaurant for everyone. Loyal families continue to drop in regularly for great food and time spent with one another, all because of the Kouros family’s dedication. The menu is full of comfort food and Ernie and Robyn guarantee exactly what you order is delivered to your table fresh, hot and in record time. “You never leave K Family Kitchen hungry, either’” said Ernie. “We make sure you’re full and satisfied when you visit us; our portions are hearty. Your time here with us is well spent and your appetite is satiated, just like at home.”

The menu is full of a wide ranges of choices. The breakfast menu itself keeps customers’ cravings at bay with Bennies, pancakes and “skillets scrambles” of home-style hash browns, peppers and onions, eggs any style and a choice of bacon, ham or sausage. The lunch and dinner menu offer innumerable dishes with multiple combinations and variations. Your meal is customizable to your taste at K Family Kitchen. Because K Family Kitchen offers its customers choice, it is no wonder that customers keep coming back for the best breakfast around. “Charlie’s Favourite” is a staple on the menu. “Charlie was a loyal and regular customer,” explained Ernie. “He’s no longer with us, but we always remember what our special customers like best.” New loyal customers keep on coming through the doors, and K Family Kitchen keeps the dishes rolling out at lightning speed and welcomes you seven days a week from 6.a.m. to 9 p.m. in their homey atmosphere so you can enjoy their home-cooked fare when you want it. “We’re busy, but that’s what our customers like about us - we’re here when your family wants to drop in, and the coffee is always on.” said Ernie. Ralph and Sharon, two loyal customers who regularly drop in for a satisfying meal and time together, had this to say about K Family Kitchen: “It’s a wonderful place; you feel at home here. It’s cozy and the food is always fresh.” Drop in at K Family Kitchen at 2302 9th Avenue North for home-style cooking with your family. Robyn will greet you at the door with a smile and a cup of hot coffee while Ernie gets your order on the table. Spend time at K Family Kitchen with the Kouros family, and your own.


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a quiz about mom With Mother’s Day right around the corner, a fun idea would be to find out just how much your children know about you, their mother. I’m sure you’ll hear some hilarious answers as your kids try to answer these questions. I’m guessing that the younger they are, the funnier their answers will be! I’m sure some of their explanations for their answers will be worth jotting in the family scrapbook. This would be a great activity to play while enjoying a family brunch on Mother’s Day. Kids: Start doing some research now because the person with the lowest score may have to do the dishes!

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW MOM? What year was she born? What are the names of her parents? What was her first job? What year did she graduate high school? What is her favourite food? What is her favourite hobby? What is her favourite colour? If she could travel anywhere in the world, where would she go? If she won a million dollars, what would she do with the money? What do you think her happiest moment was? 34 |


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Pink Magazine - Vol. 3 May 2014  
Pink Magazine - Vol. 3 May 2014  

PINK Magazine features women who are making a difference in the province through academia, sports, business and charity. With Saskatchewan b...