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he beautiful autumn season is upon us: a time to close up the cabin, tuck away summer recreational vehicles, and finish those last outdoor projects. We review our closets and wardrobes, start winterizing our homes and vehicles, re-assess our personal health, start wedding plans and book warm winter vacations.

This issue of Fine Lifestyles Regina has much to offer as you undergo your annual fall cleaning, shopping, planning and pampering. Soak in the charming wedding feature, enjoy Life with Pets, learn more about home-based businesses, peruse our special shopping section, and be inspired by our Community Spotlight that profiles Habitat for Humanity’s 200K Women Build. National columnist, Lisa Drader-Murphy, reveals vintage-inspired autumn fashion lines; Shell Busey shares advice on exterior doors; and well-known Canadian horticulturalist, Ken Beattie, invites you to join him on a luxurious and unforgettable Amazon cruise. We also feature the City of Moose Jaw — our neighbouring city where you can stay, play and enjoy. Like many other Saskatchewan communities that are enjoying prosperous times, the doors are open to those who want to spend a day, a weekend or the rest of their life in this unique heritage city. Finally, what could be more fitting for our cover than Rider Nation and Grey Cup 2013? We are gearing up for our beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders to play and conquer on home turf. Nothing unites this province like the Green and White, and Grey Cup Week promises to be another memorable event for fans of all ages. Go Riders!

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awoke today to a crispness in the air — the kind that tells me that summer is departing and autumn is around the corner. The summer has been full of visits to the beach, lounging by the pool, and warm evening BBQs in simple summer dresses and flip-flops. As much as I love the carefree style that the warmer days encourage, there is a cocooning and comforting element brought in preparation for this transition to cooler days. The harvests are maturing and the colour of our Canadian landscape is changing. The trees begin to layer with a wash of warm and rustic tones. Hats, gloves and boots find their way to the front of the closet.

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This is the most inspiring seasonal change for me, imprinting these observations on the styles I create for the fall/winter collections. I favour supple vintage wools rich in colour and texture, layered for a more complex ensemble than we have been accustomed to. This season’s palette is awash in emerald, cranberry, purple, ochre, aubergine — all perfect for layering in reverie to the season’s bounty.

Photos Trevor Allen

In anticipation of the coming season, we captured some vintage-inspired autumn looks against the setting of my own home. Featured are suits, capes and cardi-wrap jackets, punctuated by vintage-inspired wool fedoras, long leather gloves and tall boots. To create your vintage-inspired fall look, layer lux-knit dresses with leggings and throw a light wool cape — pinned or open — over your shoulders. This gives you the option to stay warm or remove layers depending on those occasional warm fall days when the sun surprises us mid-afternoon. Wrap a brightly coloured textured scarf as a contrast to neutral tweed in camel or charcoal. Have fun with a mix of vintage and modern styles in a variety of textures and autumnal shades. Light a fire and stay warm, in style. FLR

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ShoeS to Call Your own at luSSo By Courtney tait Photos SCott Goodwill

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ver experienced that moment when you’re wearing a new pair of shoes, perfectly suited to your style — and then you see them on someone else? It often happens in a smaller city, where everyone makes the same rounds on their shoe search. When Jeff and Nikki Marchigiano opened Lusso Shoe Lounge last year, they decided to offer just one size in each style. “We want everyone to have some individuality,” says Jeff. “If you buy something from

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this store, the likelihood of seeing it on someone else is rare.” The lounge has built up a following, with customers spotting new arrivals on its Facebook page, and then visiting the shop in hopes of nabbing their size first. “We want to teach people they need to get here and get here fast,” says Jeff. Featuring everything from high heels and sandals to shooties, army boots, comfort wear and dress shoes, Lusso — which

means luxury in Italian — carries several designer lines, many of them exclusive to the shop. “We want people walking out happy because of what they get, and because they’re one of only a few ladies or men who will own that.” Set off in an ultra-modern white décor, the shelves are lined with brands such as Miz Mooz, Ted Baker, Vince Camuto, John Varvatos, Fly London — a top European designer — and Donald J. Pliner, made in


the mountains of Italy. Lusso features two brands handmade in Portugal: Dkode and Gold Button. Bed Stu, another handmade line, is from Brooklyn, N.Y. “Handmade shoes can be more comfortable and are sometimes nicer and a better price than brand names,” says Jeff. Lusso also carries a wedding line with styles from Badgley Mischka. Every pair of shoes at Lusso is hand-picked in person by Jeff and Nikki (they never order online), ensuring only high-quality designs make their way to the lounge’s displays.

Lusso team — made up of Jeff, Nikki and their niece, Ashley — is happy to help you find another style if your size isn’t available, and can even show options from a designer catalog to order in.

Jeff says Lusso emphasizes customer service. “We try to find anything for anybody,” he says. “We never try to sell you something you don’t need or want. We’re the first people to tell you, ‘you should go for this,’ or point out if it’s not working. We want everyone to be happy with the decision they’ve made.” Prices range from $50 to $400 per pair. The

Nikki says the customer response in Lusso’s first year has been unbelievable excitement. “People want something different,” she says. “Women tell us when they wear the shoes they buy here, they get compliments and people asking where they got them from. The business has exploded in the last six months. Word of mouth is working well.” FLP

While 70 per cent of the lounge’s stock is geared towards women, Lusso carries a selection of men’s footwear as well. Women often choose shoes to bring home for their guys, and the store’s seven-day return, 14-day exchange policy ensures a risk-free purchase. Lusso Shoe Lounge 2585 Quance Street Regina 306.545.2924 lussoshoelounge@gmail.com lussoshoes.com lussoshoes.com | RIGHT Jeff and Nikki Marchigiano

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ith two Olympic athletes under one roof, a normal day looks quite different than what most people are used to. Brianne Theisen and Ashton Eaton get up about 7:30 a.m., drink their coffee, check emails and make a list of errands that need to be done. Then they head to morning practice, maybe run some errands on the way home for lunch, eat, relax (maybe even a nap) and then off to afternoon practice. From there, the two head to treatment – massage or physiotherapy – come home for dinner and prepare for an early bedtime of 9:30 or 10 p.m. July 13 2013, however, was no ordinary day – the two Olympians tied the knot in Oregon. Theisen, who hails from Humboldt Saskatchewan, placed 11 in the heptathlon at the London Olympics, while Eaton, originally from Bend, Oregon, took home a gold medal for the decathlon. The two share much more than their love of sport. Theisen met Eaton at a house party on her first official visit to the Oregon campus. “The funny thing is that typically I am drawn to people because they are attractive, but with him, not that he wasn’t attractive, but I was drawn to him because I had such a good conversation with him, because we had so much in common,” explains Theisen. “We were finishing one another’s sentences, and we just had a lot to talk about. A year later when I went back to school, he reintroduced himself and I remember thinking to myself, ‘oh yeah, you’re the guy who I talked to at that house party on my visit!’ I didn’t tell him for a long time that

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the first time we met I hadn’t remembered his name or what he looked like, but only that we had a really good conversation,” laughs Theisen. Their first date was on Valentine’s Day. Theisen recalls being really nervous beforehand. “I remember when he asked me if I would go out for dinner with him, I was so excited. I was the only one with a car, so I had to go and pick him up. He said he’d call me when I should come and get him, but that it’d probably be around 7:30. He didn’t call until around nine – typical Ashton, he’s usually running late,” smiles Theisen. But in this case, it was easily forgiven. “It turns out he was late because he was getting another person on the track team to drive him around town so that he could get me a card, flowers and chocolates. He also made me a cd with a bunch of funny valentines songs. He even bought my best friend and my roommate a chocolate rose (what a smart guy, he even knew he had to win over my friends),” says Theisen. After dinner she dropped him off at his house. “We wondered later in our relationship why he didn’t invite me to come in, and he said he was so nervous that he kept overthinking everything all night. I guess he was more nervous than I was!” After several years of dating, competing with each other and moving in together, Eaton had another surprise. For someone who gets a lot of media attention, it may seem surprising, but Theisen gets uncomfortable when she is the center of attention. This is part of the reason Eaton decided to pop the question at home. “I was sitting in bed with my PJs on and checking my

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email. I heard him go downstairs and open the front door. He left the front door open and I could hear him unlock his car. When he came back inside, he ran up the stairs and stood in the loft outside of our room. I remember asking him, ‘Ashton, what are you doing?’ He didn’t answer. I could just hear him take a deep breath. I kind of laughed and said again, ‘Ash, what are you doing?’ He moved halfway into the doorway of our bedroom so that I could only see half of his body and he was just staring at me like he’d seen a ghost. I said, ‘What’s your deal?!’ Then he came all the way in the room and I saw the ring box in his hand. I instantly started crying and he got a very concerned, confused look on his face. I put my head in my hands in embarrassment and said, ‘oh my God, they’re earrings!’ but then he started talking and he got down on one knee and proposed,” effuses Theisen. This simple, genuine romance is how their friends and people who tuned into their victories on the world stage know the couple. “Planning the wedding was surprisingly fun and stress-free, but the week before the wedding was incredibly stressful and busy,” says Theisen. “The day of the wedding I was really nervous all day long. Again, I don’t like being the center of attention, so thinking of standing up there in front of 200 people doing something that I’ve never done before was scary to me. However, I was surprised because as soon as I started walking down the aisle and saw Ashton standing at the front, all of my nerves completely disappeared and I didn’t even notice the 200 people watching.” After the “I dos,” Theisen and Eaton enjoyed time with friends and family on the dance floor. As for a honeymoon, the newlyweds are waiting for their schedules to settle down before they plan anything. “We haven’t planned a honeymoon because traveling is not a luxury for us, so we don’t want to plan something when we just feel like sitting at home. We’ll plan something in the next couple of years when we feel like we need a vacation,” explains Theisen. Not long after their wedding the newlyweds set off for Russia to compete in the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. Eaton finished first and Theisen set a personal best while bringing home the silver. Soon they’ll head to France for the last meet of the season. After that, things will settle into a bit of a routine again. Things get pretty competitive with two elite athletes under one roof. “We can get competitive about anything: who’s breakfast looks better, who’s coffee tastes better, who did a better job cleaning, who got the most sleep,” laughs Theisen. If you thought you saw intensity in her eyes jumping hurdles and flying through the air in her long jump, Theisen assures me that Mario Kart can get just as passionate. “Controllers get slammed on the ground, f-bombs fly, and there’s some mean trash talking happening!” she laughs. FLR

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A Lingerie Boutique for Brides By Courtney tait Photos Calvin Fehr

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f you’re a bride, you’ve probably realized that finding your dream dress is just the beginning of creating your wedding day ensemble. The perfect fit requires alterations by an experienced seamstress. Choosing sexy-yet-comfortable undergarments is essential. What about your wedding night look? Welcome to Prima Deanna Boutique, an elegant, intimate space where you’ll find an alterations expert with more than 15 years of experience, high-quality, fashion-forward lingerie, and sizes from extra small to 3X. “It’s a one-stop shop,” says owner Deanna Tanner. “Once you have your gown, you can get everything you need here.” Opened in March of 2013, Prima Deanna features hand-picked lingerie in a range of brands including Curvy Kate, Mary Green, Knock Out Panties, and Deanna’s own line, Prima Deanna. The bra selection offers strapless, fully-lined, and t-shirt basics, with the strapless available in sizes A to G (Size H to be in stock this spring.) A variety of bustiers, stockings, panties, chemises and garters enables the Prima Deanna clientele to find items that express their personal style, and gives brides an extra reason to get excited for their wedding night and honeymoon. If the piece you love doesn’t fit exactly right, Deanna can alter it. So what are the latest trends in lingerie? “What’s coming out for spring has lots of delicate lace, the use of lace with colour, and pieces in lime green, bright pink and lots of navy,” says Deanna. “Black is always classic, even in spring and fall, and lace is universal.” Deanna continually searches for items

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without lace as well, for clientele who prefer other options. Prima Deanna also offers shapewear. Lines by Sassa, Rago and Merry Modes smooth out any figure, and the popular corset by Squeems shapes the waist from bra line to hipline. The boutique has recently become the exclusive dealer for Lisa B Originals, a breast prosthetic able to be worn in any fashion bra or bathing suit. With an emphasis on making Prima Deanna a service-oriented business, Deanna provides custom alterations on casual wear, gala gowns, and of course, wedding dresses. “I make the dress fit properly, so the bride is walking out with a dress that’s

perfectly pressed, and fits like a glove,” says Deanna. For brides who wish to add elements to their dress such as fabric from their grandmother’s gown, Deanna can accommodate. Want a highly individualized wedding gown? Deanna designs one or two each year for women looking for a couture dress unlike anything they’ve seen. Prima Deanna offers shopping nights on Thursdays for clients who wish to book the boutique for an evening of wine, cheese and exclusive deals on lingerie. If you want to host a shower or other lingerie shopping event, the boutique is a unique option. Deanna is also happy to help her clients choose a gift for a special woman in their life.

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Just past halfway into the boutique’s first year, Deanna says she is thrilled. “It’s expanding like crazy,” she says. “People seem to be loving it so far.” FLR Prima Deanna Boutique 819 Arcola Avenue Regina 306.531.6750 designer@primadeanna.com www.primadeanna.com

main photo Model, Justine Stilborn; Photo, Ben Checkowy; Makeup, Michelle Loustel middle model Shantal Allan bottom right Deanna Tanner, owner

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Get Your SonG on with Awesome Sound By Courtney tait Photos Dustin Crosby

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ou’ve chosen the colours, sent out the invitations, and hired the caterer. So what’s next for creating a wedding day you and your guests will cherish long after the last dance? Hiring the DJ. For Rob Fossum, the founder of Awesome Sounds — a DJ company that features a vast music library with state-of-the-art sound and lighting — choosing the right DJ for your event involves communication, connection and chemistry. That’s why he offers personal consultations with brides and groomsto-be —without obligation. “With bigger companies, you often book the DJ online, and it’s very impersonal,” says Rob. “By meeting with the couple, I can figure out what is needed at the wedding site and customize the show to them.” After developing his skills with other DJ companies, Rob started Awesome Sound

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10 years ago, providing service to Regina and the surrounding area. Along with weddings, he orchestrates the music and sound for birthdays, Christmas and Halloween parties, theme nights, corporate events and has even worked with headlining hypnotists. “I’ve been a music lover since I was a kid,” says Rob. “When I DJ, everyone gets a workout on the dance floor.” Awesome Sound can provide music throughout your wedding, including specified theme songs for the bride and groom’s entrance, the first three dances, bouquet and garter tosses, and family waltzes and polkas. The company features tunes of every genre, ranging from oldies, jazz, soul, and pop to current chart hits. “I feed off the energy of the crowd and go from there,” says Rob.

Have a particular ambience for your event in mind? Awesome Sound tailors its services for the venue you have chosen. “I can work with the bride and groom to customize any room to a certain theme,” says Rob. If you want soft musical notes with subtle mood lighting, Rob will create that. Looking for booming sub-woofer bass and a club-like feel, complete with lasers? That’s an option too. “Lighting enhances the effect,” says Rob. “It fills up the dance floor and creates a party atmosphere.” Awesome Sound also offers the option of using gobos — templates placed in front of a lighting source — to create light stencils with the wedding couples’ names. Rob provides song request forms at each wedding reception table, so your guests can hear their favourite tunes. And if the

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hosts want him to work with the event’s master of ceremonies to announce specific moments or people, he is happy to share the microphone. “I want to do whatever possible to make it your best day ever,” says Rob. “I feel privileged to be entrusted with such a special evening.” Clients tell Rob they’ve never heard such a good DJ before. “Rob did an outstanding job at our wedding,” says Jared Kleisinger. “I didn’t ever want to leave the dance floor, it was too much fun. Our friends and family agree. It was great for all ages and the dance floor was always packed. Rob went way above and beyond our expectations.” FLR Awesome Sound 306.586.2154 info@awesomesound.ca www.awesomesound.ca

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ADDING THE “SPECIAL” TO YOUR SPECIAL DAY BY APOLLINE LUCYK

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hen they met on a blind date eight years ago, it didn’t take long for Alison and Noel Hamilton to realize they were meant to be together. After four years of dating, they married in Mexico, and two-and-ahalf years later they opened a business to help other couples have weddings as special as theirs right here in Regina: Special Day Photo Booth.

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It all started when Noel’s sister, Amber, was getting married and wanted a photo booth at her wedding. Alison was quite interested in photography, so the Hamiltons decided they would make a photo booth for Amber’s wedding, and it was such a huge hit that they soon invested in two professional photo booths and began their business.

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Special Day Photography Photo Booth Rental is a high quality photo booth which is perfect for any event — large or small — in Regina and the surrounding area. Wedding guests can feel like kids again as they enter the fun, exciting photo booth to capture their special moments. The photo booth is perfect entertainment for wedding guests, as they can crowd into the booth and take as many photos as


they like while the booth is at the event. The photo booth is operated by the guests within the booth, but Noel and Alison always come along to events to oversee the operation, and have fun with the guests. “We love this job,” Alison remarks, “because we get to go to a celebration every weekend. It’s so fun.” The Hamiltons have props and dress-up items that they bring along to events so that guests can have fun and get goofy with the photos. All the prints are made immediately, just as in a traditional photo booth, and the bride and groom, or event hosts, can work with Alison and Noel to customize the prints to make for extra special souvenirs for their guests. “It’s all about making the day memorable for everyone involved, so if there are any special customizations or extras that the couple wants, we will do our best to accommodate their needs as much as possible,” says Noel. The Hamiltons are also very involved in the community, and use their photo booth as a way to give back to local initiatives and non-profit organizations. “We use our photo booth business to help make charitable events extra special,” says Noel. “We have been involved in events for Crohn’s and Colitis, Habitat for Humanity, the Regina Humane Society and Cystic Fibrosis. It is important to us to be giving back to the community and helping causes that are important to us and the people we love.” What makes the Hamiltons’ photo booth remarkable is the customized service they offer their customers. Whether it is getting custom props, customizing the prints and layouts, or making a one-ofa-kind scrapbook with copies of all the photos taken at the event, the Hamiltons are more than happy to go the extra mile for their customers to ensure they have an extraordinary experience. FLR Special Day Photo Booth Alison & Noel Hamilton 306.551.5520 Specialdaypics@gmail.com www.specialdaypics.com

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here are few life events that are more significant than the celebration of a couple’s love for each other in holy matrimony. Whether it’s a traditional wedding, destination wedding or even an elopement, it will be a day you will treasure and remember all of your life.

from dad’s crop. “I’ve even added horse tack to bouquets,” she remarks. The primary point of this trend in wedding bouquets seems to be more about telling a story about the couple. To sum it up, bridal bouquets are currently a personal and intimate detail in the wedding, and no two bouquets are the same.

For years to come, you will recall the dress, the cake, the reception and of course, the flowers. The sight and aroma of beautiful flowers at your wedding and reception are a celebratory signification of love, joy, romance and happiness.

Bridesmaid bouquets are following along with bridal bouquets. They have finesse and are similar in look and style to that of the bride. “The trend for flower girls is the kissing ball,” states Anderson; it is increasingly popular and much easier for a youngster to handle as she travels down the aisle.

As with wedding dress styles, the trends for wedding flowers change as well. Tanya Anderson, head wedding designer at Wascana Flower Shoppe notes that wedding flowers follow along with the fashion industry. “Currently we are seeing more of botanical look for weddings,” states Anderson, “the colours are more subdued, not as bold and bright as in recent years.” According to Anderson, brides are looking for more uniqueness in their weddings. This is their special day, and they want to have symbols throughout the wedding to highlight the couple’s personal story. This includes a lot more details that add that personal touch. “We spend a lot of time working on the stem wrap,” comments Anderson. “Some brides are requesting designer wraps, while others are including heirloom pieces such as granny’s brooch or some other piece of memorabilia.” For the bride who has lost a parent or other family member, this can be a wonderful tribute to that significant person on her special day. Another popular request is to include lovely high-end crystals. After the wedding day, the bride may like to pull the crystals out of the bouquet and have jewellery made from them. The bouquet itself has also taken on a fresh unique quality. Anderson tells of incorporating roadside wildflowers and even bits of wheat

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It’s the groom’s day too! More and more grooms are taking an active interest in the design of the boutonnières for themselves and their groomsmen. Presently, the boutonnieres also have a botanical look. Like their brides, grooms are requesting special items in their flowers as well. “We’ve made boutonnieres with tiny antlers and even inside bullet casings,” Anderson says. The wedding day has become more about celebrating the couple than ever before. It has become a reflection of the couple, who they are, how they met, what their interests are and more. Celebrating each other and the love that they share together is the focus of the modern wedding. When deciding on your wedding flowers, there is a lot to consider: the venue, the time of year, your colours and more. “The more information that your florist has, the better,” advises Anderson. “Bring in a photo of your dress, paint chips of colours being used, information about your venue.” The more informed your florist is, the happier you will be with the result. Your wedding day is a day you will treasure forever; make it your own special day. Celebrate as a couple and most importantly, take time to smell the flowers!FLR


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Wascana FloWer shoppe: Part of the Family By Tonya LamberT photos ScoTT GoodwiLL

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etra Janssen, owner of the Wascana Flower Shoppe in Regina, loves the opportunities her business gives her to connect with people and to share in their lives. “I love the floral business. You get to share in people’s emotions. You are there for the good times. You are there for the bad times. You became part of the family, and family is what it is all about.” Petra opened the Wascana Flower Shoppe in 1981 as a retail outlet for her dad’s commercial cut-flower greenhouse. And while she has long since outgrown the greenhouse and her father has retired, her 80-year-old mom still comes into the shop everyday to help out. As a family-owned and -operated business, Wascana Flower Shoppe understands the importance of family and being able

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to share life’s memorable occasions with those you love. This was the reason that when a new shop was built in 2001, it was designed to include two individual consultation rooms — one for families uniting through marriage, and another for families grieving the loss of loved one. Brides and their families who walk into Wascana’s Wedding Room know that they and their wedding will receive the attention they deserve. Seated around the big, vintage table under the floral chandelier, brides and their family members have a wide selection of fabric, ribbon and floral samples from which to choose. Stateof-the-art technology allows the bride to view her arrangements on a large, plasma screen. Every effort is made to ensure that the bride and groom,

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along with their families, have perfect wedding day. The six full-time floral designers at Wascana Flower Shoppe are led by Petra’s daughter Tanya Anderson, one of Canada’s top floral designers. Doing over 400 weddings a year, the staff members at the multi-award-winning Wascana Flower Shoppe know their business well, and they take pride in their excellent customer service record. The staff at Wascana Flower Shoppe will not only design and deliver the floral arrangements for the wedding to the ceremony and reception venues, but they also offer the option of setting up all the floral decorations as well as taking them down after the event. Wascana Flower Shoppe truly goes the extra mile to make your big day go smoothly.


In addition to providing floral arrangements for any event, Wascana Flower Shoppe offers many other services and products, including a full-service drive-thru window, a wide selection of giftware, in-store classes and weekly specials such as Fabulous Flower Fridays. As well, they have designers specializing in outdoor planter pots, who are available to go out and change the plants in clients’ pots on a seasonal basis. Shop staff members are also available to go into clients’ homes and offer advice on interior plant and floral decor. “We are very passionate about what we do. Floral design is more than our job, it is our life and we all truly love what we do,” says Tanya. FLR

Wascana Flower Shoppe 333 Victoria Avenue East, Regina 306.522.5243 www.wascanaflowers.ca

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Make Big iMpressions with ‘small details’ By Apolline lucyk photos Henry Godnitz

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esigners and owners Rebecca and Ruth, a dynamic motherdaughter team, started their business after helping a friend of the family with some various personalized papery for her wedding. “It started with creating a recipe card to match the bridal shower invitations,” Rebecca says, “and we went on to create custom labels on the candy bags for her candy bar buffet, then name place cards and table numbers for her wedding tables. Really, it was all about the small details.” From that point ‘small details’ was created: they set up shop on Etsy, and the designers continue to bounce new ideas for designs and items to be personalized.

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‘Small details’ specializes in papery to add that “wow” factor to your event. “When done correctly, papery can bring an event to life. It can help show off a couple’s personality, or carry a theme throughout the party,” Rebecca says. “It’s about dressing up all those background items, and transforming them into unique little “show stoppers.” Items such as favour boxes and bags can be personalized and filled with custom-labelled Hershey’s kisses or mini chocolate bars; straw flags can dress up “his-and-her” drink specials; mini champagne bottles that co-ordinate with your event can make the most

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adorable wedding favours or seating cards, and personalized wine bottles can be used to help ask your friends to be your bridesmaids. With plenty of customizable designs to choose from, ‘small details’ will work with you to create your own special design. “We are constantly brainstorming for new ideas and designs. Getting to talk to the clients is one of the most exciting parts about this business, and we are always getting inspired by clients’ requests.” Rebecca and Ruth can also help with your candy/dessert buffet tables, whether it’s


just providing the beautiful apothecary jars and risers, or meeting with you to help you style a complete look from start to finish. The designers can meet with you in person, or arrangements can also be made via email or over the phone if the event is approaching quickly. “Our focus right now is wedding events, but the ideas are flowing for exclusive party packages for birthdays and bridal showers, as well as Christmas and New Year’s themes. Oh man, I have a million and one ideas in my head that I want to do, all I have to do is get them down on paper. And yes, the pun was intended!” says Rebecca. FLR

‘small details’ Rebecca & Ruth 306.761.0584 www.small-details.net

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Destination Limo: RiDing in styLe By Rebecca SchneideReit Photos henRy Godnitz

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he birthday, the wedding, the game, the bachelorette… if you want to arrive in style, Mystique Limos has you covered. Regina’s “limo bus” service (now under new management) can take you, plus 19 friends, anywhere in town. And thanks to the limo bus’s sleek leather upholstery, flat screen satellite television, double bar, top-tier sound system, and abundant room for passengers, this journey will be a destination in and of itself. Mystique Limos’ new manager and head chauffeur, Bert Leake, acquired the business in February. A customer service veteran of almost two decades

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who is noted for his politeness and punctuality, Bert is ideally suited for this line of work. “I’m a people person,” he says. “It’s a perfect job for me.” For the Leakes, Mystique Limos is a true “family business.” Bert’s wife, Candace, manages the company’s books, and the eveningsand-weekends schedule required of chauffeurs allows Bert to double as a stay-at-home dad. To book with Mystique Limos, customers need only call or email and make a small deposit. (In addition to an hourly fee, pricing packages of four, seven or 12 hours are available.) Bookings can be made anytime, and there is no pressure

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to book immediately. Bert is a relaxed salesman, happy to let customers investigate their options before making a decision. “I always offer [customers the opportunity] to come look at the bus and meet me before you commit,” he says. “Everyone likes to see what they’re getting.” If you’d like limo service during a busy period, however, you might want to act quickly. “I already have bookings for next August, for weddings,” says Bert. “A lot of people plan ahead.” The limo bus has proved especially convenient for bridal and wedding parties. “Compared to an SUV or a traditional limo, with rides, it’s a lot easier


to get around… you don’t have to scoot around in your wedding dress to get in and out,” Bert explains. Brides intent on keeping their gowns pristine can rest easy in the limo bus, which is always spotless. “There’s not a fingerprint on it,” says Bert. “I get a lot of compliments on how clean [it is].” The wedding entourage is likely to appreciate the limo bus’s spaciousness and sophistication. “For the wedding party, it’s just as nice as it is for the bride and groom,” Bert says. “When just the bride and groom are getting pictures, they get to go out back in the air conditioning and have a drink.” There’s even room to take photos “in transit.” “A lot of people have their photographers come along with us and take pictures in the bus,” says Bert. Of course, Mystique Limos doesn’t serve weddings exclusively. They’re happy to convey clients to everything from casinos to concerts to corporate functions and beyond. “I can accommodate a kid’s birthday party or a stag,” says Bert. “It’s really for any occasion.” Roughrider games are a client favourite; the limo bus has even been used as a shuttle, Bert says. “When you divide it 20 ways, it’s cheaper than a cab.” Tracy Barsi of Element Technical Services is just one of Mystique Limos’ many satisfied clients. “[The] drivers are professional, personable, punctual and responsible. [The] limos are clean and modern,” Barsi says. “We are and will continue to be repeat customers because the service is second to none.” FLR

Mystique Limos 306.550.5999 info@mystiquelimos.com www.mystiquelimos.com

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Capturing MoMents, Creating MeMories By Tonya LamberT Photos ScoTT GoodwiLL

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hat if you could add something to your wedding that will both entertain guests and leave lasting memories? That is exactly what Click Photobooth Rentals is designed to do. “It’s a great addition to any party (particularly weddings), and I’m told that months later, guests still talk about how much fun the booth was,” says Jennifer Buckingham, owner of the company. Click Photobooth is a similar concept to the old photo booths found in shopping malls, except that it is portable, spacious

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and produces quality digital photographs. Photo booths are steadily becoming one of the most popular entertainment items to have at a wedding or party. Buckingham says the photo booths bring an extra element of fun to any event, and have become increasingly popular at weddings in the province since she opened her business in May 2010. “I was president of the Business Students’ Society at the U of R and wanted to rent a photo booth for an event I was organizing. I discovered that the closest place to rent

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them was in Calgary. That was when I decided to fill the void and opened Click Photobooth Rentals here in Regina.” How it works is guests go inside the booth, take a series of photos and about 10 seconds later, the photos print off with a custom logo tailored to the event. The photo is a unique keepsake for guests, who never have to pay for the photos. Rather, Click Photobooth Rentals uses a flat-rate system, meaning that the hosts of the event pay for the booth, receiving unlimited photos within a set time period.


riGHT Jennifer Buckingham, owner

In 2011, Click Photobooth Rentals placed second in the Progress2Capital Competition put on by the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission. The skills Buckingham learned from participating in the competition coupled with the prize package helped her to expand the business. In 2012, a green screen was added, allowing customers to choose themed backgrounds for their photos. The green screen is particularly popular for themed weddings and Click Photobooth has done several, including carnival, beach and New York City themes. Couples also have the option of choosing custom props for their photos. One couple chose to fill the prop box with Saskatchewan Roughriders’ football props. Couples have the option of receiving a custom scrapbook to take home from their wedding. “Every time a photo is taken, it prints off two photos: one goes into the scrapbook and the other is given to the guests to take home. Guests write

a personal message in the book, our girls put it all together and give it to the bride and groom at the end of the night, creating a beautiful keepsake,” says Buckingham. The scrapbook option is part of the Premium Bridal package, but can also be added to other packages, which vary in price from $598 to $1096 for two to four hours of fun. A Click Photobooth adds fun to any event: weddings, anniversaries, centennials, Christmas parties — the list is endless. “We have done over 200 events, many with repeat customers saying that our photo booth was literally the hit of their party. I think that tells you the success of it right there.” FLR Click Photobooth Rentals Jennifer Buckingham 306.531.4256 info@clickphotobooth.ca www.clickphotobooth.ca

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ThirTy-Three Flavours oF Cakery DelighTs By Courtney tait phoTos Sara HerbaCH of Sara ann PHotograPHy regina

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ive years ago, Vanessa Darville ordered a grocery-store cake for her daughter’s birthday. Disappointed by the quality, she decided she would attempt to bake future cakes herself. What began as a mom’s wish to make her daughter’s birthdays special led to the launch of Cakery Delights: a home-based business that provides baked-from-scratch cakes, cupcakes and chocolate suckers and candies for special occasions.

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Vanessa started the business selling cupcakes at a New Brunswick flea market. The sweets were so popular that customers began ordering for birthdays, showers, and other events, customizing decorations to match the theme of their occasion. When Vanessa and her family moved to Regina, Cakery Delights continued to evolve. “Everything is made with fresh ingredients,” says Vanessa. “Every order is something special and different.”

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If you’re looking for a traditional vanilla cake, Vanessa is happy to create it. But why not try traditional with a twist, such as Vanilla Velvet, Strawberry Vanilla or Vanilla Cookie Dough? Have a chocolate vision for your special event? Choose from fruity flavours such as Chocolate Raspberry or Chocolate Strawberry (made with fresh berries), or indulge with Chocolate Lover’s Delight. Cheesecake fans can opt for Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake or Cherry Cheesecake, and


nut lovers might be tempted by the Almond Raspberry, Pecan Caramel or Peanut Butter Delight. And what child wouldn’t love a birthday cake called Monkey Madness? Cakery Delights offers 33 flavours and counting, and Vanessa is always up for a new taste or decorating challenge. “Your imagination is your limit,” says Vanessa. “I’m willing to try pretty much anything.” Cakery Delights’ custom creations have included a kids’ cake decorated with Abby Cadabby (a Sesame Street fairy muppet), a cupcake wedding dress for wedding showers, a 3d minion cake (inspired by characters from the children’s movie, Despicable Me) and cupcakes for a “gender reveal” event, with layers of either blue or pink revealed upon first bite. “Because I work from home, I can spend the time necessary on specific details,” says Vanessa. “I won’t walk away from a challenge.” Cakery Delights bakes for a variety of occasions, including kids’ birthdays, weddings, showers, gender-reveal events, retirement parties, stags and stagettes. Vanessa offers taste testing at customer request. “What would a wedding be without taste testing?” she says. If you’d like a custom-decorated design, she will work with you to choose a cake that fits your taste and budget. When making fondant or frosting toppers for your cakery delight, she will provide photos to ensure her creation matches your vision. Orders are baked fresh and include complimentary delivery within the Regina area. If client response is anything to go by, a dessert from Cakery Delights is sure to be an event hit. “One woman said the cake I made for her was the best-looking cake she ever saw,” says Vanessa. “Another said she’d never had a cake that tasted as good or was as soft.” Vanessa enjoys helping people make their celebrations special. “You can make someone happy with something as simple as a cake.” FLR Cakery Delights 811 Broad Street North, Regina 306.450.1575 cakerydelights@gmail.com www.cakerydelights.ca

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Make Your event a Celebration bY Apolline lucyk laurie’s Photo DeAnne Bell

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fter over a decade of working in the catering industry, Laurie Wall knows a thing or two about throwing a party. Her catering company, Wallnuts Expressive Catering, just celebrated its 10th birthday at their College Avenue location this past year,

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and has gained much local acclaim for their creative, delicious dishes and fantastic event service. Not only is she a savvy businesswoman who has an eye for detail and a penchant for throwing a fabulous party, but she’s also an accomplished chef. Wall has been

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invited to compete in the Canadian Culinary Championships — the Gold Medal Plates — for two years in a row, and has cooked for many important figures, including the Prime Minister, Princess Anne and many Premiers from across the country.


Wallnuts has extensive catering menus for clients, but is always open to discussing new ideas to personalize an event. Wall loves to create dishes that build off traditional favourites, but with a unique twist, doing a lot of appetizer and canapé style events. In the past, Wallnuts has worked mostly with corporate clients. However, in the past few years, she has been very pleased with how the wedding scene has been evolving. Since she’s discovered there is increasing demand for inspired, inventive wedding food, Wall has gotten more involved in the Saskatchewan wedding scene. Wallnuts’s full-service catering options really set them apart from other catering companies. “After working in the events industry for many years, I’ve surrounded myself with only the best service providers in every area” comments Wall. There is nothing better than the luxury of being a ‘guest’ at your own party and after hiring Wallnuts, you can virtually walk in the door and enjoy the day completely stressfree. “Our team can come in and take care of everything… from set-up to taking out the trash, and everything in between” says Wall. “We can do as much or as little as you want. It just depends on what you want, and your budget. But it’s your special day — your family should enjoy the occasion right along with you.” Even though Wallnuts is a Regina-based catering company, Laurie and her team travel throughout Saskatchewan to ensure even the small town client can

experience the same luxuries that the bigger centres enjoy. A Saskatchewan farm girl, Wall has an abundant garden that she grows for her catering business. It provides her with an excellent stock of herbs and vegetables to use in creating adventurous dishes. She also has a “trust me” menu composed of special dishes that can only be made at certain times of the year. If you choose this menu for your event, you will get a truly exceptional meal made with the freshest fruit and vegetables of the season aimed at the latest food trends.

Wallnuts Expressive Catering 232 College Avenue East, Regina 306.543.9255 Wallnuts@accesscomm.ca www.wallnuts.ca Below Laurie Wall, owner

At its core, Wallnuts is about the celebration. It’s about making your event truly special. “I’m a party girl, but I also love to work. That’s why I love the catering industry. I’m making people happy every day. It’s the best business in the world,” says Wall. From gourmet dinners to appetizer platters, breakfast buffets and afternoon tea events, Wallnuts can help make any occasion a success. The options are truly endless with Wallnuts Expressive Catering. FLR

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Whether you are planning a bachelorette party, celebrating a birthday, or just wanting to do something different for your girls’ night out, Aradia Fitness Regina is the perfect place to be! We can help you plan the perfect pole- or lap-dance party for your special occasion.

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She’ll help You open the Door to Your FirSt home By Rebecca SchneideReit PHOTOS calvin FehR

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urchasing your first home stirs conflicting emotions: exhilaration and uncertainty, pride and nervousness. Finding and financing a dwelling to give you pleasure far into the future is a responsibility as well as an adventure. For first-timers, a positive home-buying experience is a matter of educating yourself, planning ahead, and seeking professional guidance — for instance, that of a mortgage broker.

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Kerrie Moore is a mortgage broker at The Mortgage Group. A mortgage broker, she explains, “is like a one-stop shop” for homebuyers seeking the best mortgage rates. At The Mortgage Group, “We have access to over 20 different lenders across Canada. Some of those are major banks; some of those are trust companies.” However, mortgage brokers “don’t work for any specific lender… we give independent advice.”

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Moore has “been in financial services for 15 years in various capacities,” she says. “I’ve also worked in insurance… I have a thorough understanding of financial services.” But it’s not just her professional background that makes her uniquely suited to her field. Her exceptional work ethic has also earned clients’ loyalty. “Client experience is very important for me,” says Moore, who doesn’t hesitate to travel or work odd hours to


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accommodate clients. “I like to go that extra mile,” she says. “To me, that’s just what you do… I like to treat people the way I would expect to be treated.” Consulting a mortgage broker while purchasing a home has numerous advantages. Based on where a buyer is in the process, Moore can help them choose a realtor or lawyer and obtain a rate guarantee, among other services. “I’ve always used a mortgage broker myself,” Moore notes. “It just saves you a lot of time.” Plus, she says, researching different institutions’ rates yourself “requires multiple credit pulls, which isn’t good for your credit.” A mortgage broker’s range of resources can help create a financial climate favouring the buyer. “I’ve got access to over 20 different lenders, who each are competing with one another,” Moore

explains. “My job is to know where the lowest rates can be found, which translates into my clients getting the lowest rate available in the marketplace… guaranteed.” And if you’re wondering about the price tag: “It’s at no cost to the client,” Moore says. “Our service is free.” If you’re uncertain on the “fine print” of purchasing a home, Moore can offer plenty of advice. For example, she says, many people don’t realize that the Canada Revenue Agency permits new homebuyers to fund their mortgage through their RRSP. “It’s a fantastic program.” Moore urges first-timers to investigate the role disability and/or life insurance may play in protecting their property. “A lot of people don’t recognize… the necessity of that.” Moore strives to ensure that first-time buyers are alert to all expenditures

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associated with a new home. Her clients are provided with a breakdown of the expenses connected to purchasing a house, helping them avoid unpleasant surprises. “I send my clients away with a good understanding of… [their] costs,” she says. “It’s on paper, so they can refer back to it.” When you cross the threshold of your new home, you’ll want to be certain the property will remain yours for a long time to come. A mortgage broker like Kerrie Moore can help you attain that certainty. “I love what I do,” she says. “[I’m] helping people plan their future.” FLR The Mortgage Group Prairies Inc. Kerrie Moore 4 – 1118 Broad Street Regina 877.426.7702 kerrie.moore@mortgagegroup.com

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Natural SweeteNerS A Better Way to Enjoy Your Sweet Treats by Megan Lust PhotoS CourteSy of Megan Lust

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ith rising concerns about health, it seems everyone is looking for a better way to satisfy their sweet cravings without using sugar. More and more people are turning to so-called “natural” sweeteners as a substitute for regular sugar. Are these natural sweeteners healthier than regular sugar? Let’s examine a few of the more common “natural” sugar substitutes in comparison to sugar.

Granulated Sugar: Refined white sugar can come from sugar cane or sugar beets. By the time it has been refined it is pure sucrose. The refining process is quite extensive. Calories per 100 grams: 387 Honey: Arguably the least processed of all the natural sweeteners, honey contains vitamins and minerals such as B2, B6, iron and manganese. It is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and contains antioxidants. Honey’s glycemic index is higher than agave with similar calorie count (about 60 calories per tablespoon). Strict vegans usually avoid honey. Calories per 100 grams: 304

Agave Nectar (and Syrup): Agave syrup is low on the glycemic index (meaning your body absorbs it more slowly and your blood sugar typically doesn’t spike) but there is debate about its health benefits due to the high fructose content. While from the same plant and a similar-looking product, agave nectar and agave syrup are different. Agave nectar is less refined than agave syrup and purported to be healthier. Both are vegan and in many cases raw. Calories per 100 grams: 310 Stevia: Who knew a little grean leaf could provide something so sweet — and be completely calorie-free? Just make sure you’re buying pure stevia — not the variety mixed with sugar alcohols —for the most natural sweetness and best flavor. Expect to use an eighth of the amount of stevia where recipes call for sugar, which can wreak havoc on your baked goods. Calories: 0 Maple Syrup: Another hardly-processed natural sweetener which is high in antioxidants, zinc and manganese, maple syrup can usually substitute for honey or agave in baking — and on pancakes and waffles, of course. Calories per 100 grams: 260

Coconut Sugar: Another natural sweetener that is low on the glycemic index but is also one of the least refined sugars, coconut sugar is made from the sap of the coconut palm bud. It is rich in vitamin B8 and potassium. Coconut sugar has a

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subtle caramel flavour and bakes up like a dream in place of regular sugar cup-for-cup. Calories per 100grams: 375 What natural sweetener you select largely depends on your own health and dietary needs — as well as your budget. Typically natural sweeteners (like anything that is touted as healthy and natural these days) the cost is going to be higher than regular ol’ granulated sugar. If you’re a strict vegan, you’ll probably avoid honey but prefer agave, maple syrup or coconut sugar. If you’re diabetic or have blood sugar issues then choosing a low-glycemic natural sweetener like agave or stevia is probably a wise choice. If minimal processing is your preference, then stick with honey or maple syrup as they are the least processed of all the natural sweeteners. If you’re an avid baker, stevia may be difficult to work with since it packs a sweet punch with very little, and coconut sugar might be a better choice. Regardless of what type of sweetener you prefer to use to suit your own health and dietary needs, it’s still a sweetener and should be used in moderation. At the end of the day sweet things should be meant as a treat. So enjoy it, my friends. FLR Megan Lust is a freelance writer and foodie, with a focus on gluten-free and vegan recipes. Visit her blog at www.theglutenfreevegan. com or her Facebook page for more healthy eating ideas and recipes. megan@ theglutenfreevegan.com.


PInA ColADA CuPCAkES WITh ToASTED CoConuT FroSTIng by Megan Lust

Indulge in a moist pineapple cupcake topped with toasted coconut frosting. You’ll be surprised it’s both gluten-free and vegan. margarine. Add applesauce and beat until well combined and fluffy.

Ingredients Cupcakes:

3. In a small bowl combine sour non-dairy milk with baking soda. Let sit at least five minutes.

1 1⁄2 cups coconut sugar

4. In a separate bowl sift together brown rice flour, tapioca starch, xanthan gum and baking powder.

⁄2 cup vegan margarine

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⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce

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⁄2 cup tapioca starch

5. Alternate adding non-dairy milk mixture and dry mixture to the creamed sugar mixture, making sure each addition is fully incorporated before adding the next.

1 1⁄2 teaspoons xanthan gum

6. Add salt and vanilla extract.

2 teaspoons baking powder

7. Fold in the reserved pineapple juice. Stir until completely combined.

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⁄2 cup sour non-dairy milk (1⁄2 cup non-dairy milk plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice)

8. Fill cupcake liners half way and place about four or five pineapple tidbits on the top.

2 teaspoons baking soda

9. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown and tested for doneness.

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⁄2 teaspoon salt

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1 - 8 ounce can pineapple tidbits, drained and ⁄2 cup juice reserved

10. Let cool completely on a wire rack before frosting with Toasted Coconut Frosting.

Frosting:

Frosting:

⁄2 cup shredded coconut (preferably unsweetened)

1. Preheat oven to 300ºF. Sprinkle shredded coconut on a baking sheet. Place in oven for five to 10 minutes until coconut is just lightly toasted. Set aside for garnishing.

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⁄2 cup butter-flavored vegan margarine

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3 cups icing sugar ⁄4 teaspoon coconut extract

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⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract

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2 to 3 tablespoons non-dairy milk (coconut, almond, etc.)

Directions Cupcakes: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. 2. In a large bowl cream together coconut sugar and vegan

2. In a medium bowl beat the vegan margarine with icing sugar. Add coconut and vanilla extracts. 3. Add non-dairy milk one tablespoon at a time, beating the frosting each time, to reach the consistency of a stiff frosting. Add more non-dairy milk a little at a time, as needed. 4. Transfer frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large tip, or use an offset spatula to frost the cooled cupcakes. 5. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Makes 24 regular sized cupcakes with frosting.

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A New Option for Myopia in Children

Dr. Myles Bokinac Owner/Optometrist Advance Eye Care Center 500-4010 Pasqua Street, Regina 306.586.7036 www.advanceeyecarecenter.ca

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yopia or nearsightedness is one of the most common vision conditions requiring a patient to wear glasses or contact lenses. I am asked on a daily basis, particularly when a nearsighted child requires his/her first pair of glasses, “what can we do to stop this or get rid of this?” Unfortunately the answer has always been “nothing.” However, recent studies suggest some new options for treating myopia in children.

The general trend for nearsightedness in children is continual progression: a worsening in the prescription every six to 18 months from the first diagnosis. The prescription will then generally stabilize in the late teens or early 20s for most patients. The earlier the age that nearsightedness first appears, the higher the final prescription will generally be. One study has found a unique corrective eyeglass lens option that reduced the progression of nearsightedness by up to 30 per cent in children in the study between ages six and 12.1 This specially ground lens focuses peripheral images onto or in front of the peripheral retina. This acts as a signal to slow the progression of the nearsightedness. In comparison, the typical corrective lenses we currently use focus the peripheral images behind the peripheral retina. A second study done at the University of Waterloo assessed the effect of bifocal lenses and prism on the progression of nearsightedness. They found that the use of bifocals lenses with prism reduced both the focusing demand and convergence demand on the eyes

and reduced myopia progression up to 62 per cent.2 The downside of these lenses is the cosmetics of wearing a bifocal lens. To use a theoretical example, if a patient who is using typical corrective lenses would end up a -10.00 prescription as an adult; wearing these lenses they may only end up with a prescription of approximately -4.50, if they attained the 62 per cent reduction in progression of nearsightedness. Both of these new lenses are available in Canada. Our office proudly offers the entire collection of Varilux, Nikon and Zeiss prescription lenses, including the MYOVISION and MYOPILUX lenses to reduce the progression of nearsightedness. Book an appointment at 306.586.7036 or visit our office at 500-4010 Pasqua St. to find out if these lenses are right for your child. FLR REFERENCES 1: Sankaridurg et al, Optometry and Vision Science, Vol 87, No. 9, September 2010; pp 631-641. Clinical Trial of Myovision Lenses. 2: Cheng D, Schmid, K, Woo, G.C. & Drobe, B. 2010. Randomized trials of Effect of Bifocal and Prismatic Bifocal Spectacles on Myopic Progression. Arch Ophthalmol, 128, 12-19.

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Do you find yourself looking in the mirror pushing your face up and thinking, “I used to have great cheeks” or “ These smile lines don’t make me smile anymore.” Have you considered a filler but get scared because you think you’ll look like Joan Rivers. Celebrities who admit to using injectables such as Cindy Crawford, Sharon Osborne and Vanessa Williams (to name a few) are great examples of what the result should be: natural, refreshed and healthy looking. You do not think of Botox or fillers when you see these celebrities because they look natural and not “done.” When injected

properly by an experienced and trusted medical aesthetics injector, you will look natural, refreshed and healthy. Karen Kohm RN, Medical Aesthetics Nurse Injector, will have you looking your best. You will be pleased to meet Kohm and see she looks natural, and not “done” either.

What is Juvéderm? Juvéderm is a facial filler made from a hyaluronic acid: a naturally occurring sugar found in your skin. It combines with water in your skin to instantly restore lost volume, smooth out lines and wrinkles and enhance lips. The smooth gel provides results that are not only instant, but also long lasting and natural looking.

What areas can I treat with Juvéderm? Juvéderm smoothes unwanted lines, restores natural contours and lost fullness in cheeks and enhances lips to give you a smooth, natural and refreshed-looking appearance. It will soften smile lines, restore lost fullness in your cheeks, enhance the size and shape of your lips, and contour to your jaw line.

How long before I see results? Results are instant. You will see an immediate improvement in the treatment area. Most people need one treatment to achieve an optimal outcome. Supplemental “touch-up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain the desired look.

How long does the treatment usually take? The injection process is quick and easy and takes only about 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the area treated. You’ll also need to allow time to for the consult prior to treatment.

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Fall 2013/Winter 2014 Cosmetic Trend Report

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Michelle Loustel Certified Advanced Makeup Artist/ Skincare Consultant & Founder of MJ Studios Pro Cosmetics Canada Regina 306.570.4119 mloustel@msn.com www.mjprocosmetics.com

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This year’s fall 2013 and winter 2014 trends use colour stories that are very wearable, simple and fresh, yet cozy for fall. Once again, the bare face was the look of choice for many designers this fall. The bare face look is a true statement of effortlessness

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and being “confident in your skin.” Achieve this look with our M2 Virtuous Minerals 100 per cent paraben-and chemical-free Radiant Mineral Powder Foundation. Available in 15 shades, this revolutionary formula is completely natural looking and feeling, while providing that flawless, eventoned skin look. The Virtuous Minerals are a perfect choice for those who demand a worry-free foundation that is multi-purpose and has unstoppable capabilities. Push this formula further by easily transforming them into a custom-tinted moisturizer, BB Cream or Concealer. What more could a woman ask for? To create, sculpt and add definition to your cheeks, look for MJ Studios Pro Cosmetics’ “Drop it Low” Contouring Powder and add a warm, cozy flush by using HighDefinition Blush in “Full of Fantasies.” For fall and winter eyes, the runways focused on warm, cozy shades of orange and prune; this unthinkable colour combination is stunning and wearable on all women. Get the look with MJ Pro Cosmetics’ M1 High Definition Fall 2013 “Dreaming in Colour” Trio featuring refill shadows in “Open-Minded” (a mid-tone peach orange shadow with a satin finish) or choose “Relapse” (a mid-tone rosebrown with gold undertones and a frost finish). Complete the look with “Immortal (a matte, deep burgundy brown with a matte finish) and “Break the Rules” (a matte black with golden metallic).

Another pallet to look for in the MJ Pro Cosmetics’ line is “Flirting with Death” from the Inspiring Beauty 5 well Pro Artistry Pallet series. This pallet fulfills the trends in one complete package and is a great companion to the trio. The runways gleamed with eye-enhancing accents seen in various application methods and colours. To achieve a sophisticated, glittery eye, look for MJ Pro Cosmetics M2 Loose Multi-Purpose Mineral Shadow Sinful or Amped Collections. The Keeping it Real Collection focuses on “Born to Bling” (a sheer golden base with rich gold sparkles) and “Rated R” (an intense and very dense black with gleaming shades of turquoise, pink and purple sparkle). The cat’s eye is a staple look which seems to never reach an expiry date. Whether you’re looking to recreate the classic, flirty cat eye or streamlined grey wash, complete any of the fall eye trends using M1 High Definition Eye Pencils in an array of formulas and shades including a silver, black or metallic burgundy. These pencils stay put and glide effortlessly without tugging or pulling. Red-and wine-hued lips were all over the runway scene. Create that statement of confidence and femininity with M1 High Definition Lipstick in “Free Spirit” (a bold and matte tangerine) or choose “Black Dahlia” (a creamy, matte in deep purple red). Pair either of these shades with Blackberry Champagne HD Lip Pencil to line, define, shape and accentuate your lips. FLR


From Embarrassment to Confidence For my job I do a lot of public speaking. Because of my weight, I always felt I was being judged or that I wasn’t being taken seriously. It seemed like my talent and knowledge was being underestimated because of my weight. I started seeing Weight Loss Forever on Facebook, and I began reading their website, research and testimonials. After speaking with several team members of WLF and how they answered every question I had, I knew the company really cared about the people; really wanted to do what’s right for their clients.

I had my surgery at the end of February, and so far I’ve lost 90 pounds. This company provides the full package — they arranged everything from start and finish. They’ve taken every precaution to make sure everything is going to work for you, and it makes the whole process smooth and predictable. The support, both before and after, has been great. My facilitator is like another family member — she is always concerned, holding my hand throughout everything. Through the blog, facilitators and the support groups there is always a network of people ready to help you through the hard times and celebrate in the good, share stories and just be there to support each other. I’ve met a lot of friends through this experience — it’s been so great. I feel exceptional; my energy levels have increased substantially. I’m even able to play the sports I love again. When I’m giving presentations or speaking in front of a crowd, I feel like I command the attention necessary. It’s a great feeling and it’s been the best experience I could have imagined.

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Connie Wanted to Make a Difference. Now She Has. After knowing Melanie, the owner and founder of Weight Loss Forever, for over a year, I decided I wanted what she had. She is cheerful, healthy and is always helping people. I saw how happy she was ― it’s so easy to see in her face. I wanted to be a part of changing lives; I wanted to work for WLF. Since my bariatric surgery in 2010, I’ve lost (and kept off) over 65 pounds. Then this year, I got a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and lift, and a mini thigh lift. I finally feel like I am my optimal self. I never thought of myself as a grumpy person. In fact, I always thought I was happy. After my surgeries though, people often commented how happy I had become. That extra confidence and satisfaction made me happier than I knew I could be. Deep down, if you know you’re not being the best you can be, you’re still not completely content. Now I know I’m at my best.

I love to help guide people through the same process. I’ve gone through the struggles, the ups and downs, and experienced the success. I always remind people that you’re not taking the easy route. Surgery is safe, effective and permanent, but not easy. Going from being a chubby girl, to getting my surgery, to working here has made a huge difference in my life. I absolutely love every day.

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Easier to Hug My weight was unbearable. I had been counting calories, running on the treadmill, trying to do all that I could to lose it. After losing only a few pounds months later, I had given up. On Mother’s Day of 2012, my four-year-old daughter said, “Mommy, I think you need to go back on the treadmill so it’s easier to hug you.” I burst out crying. That was my moment when I decided I had to do something. Now I tell her every day that she saved my life; she really put it into terms for me.

Since last August I have lost over 115 pounds. Going into the surgery I wasn’t scared at all, I was excited — I knew I had found a permanent solution. I also knew what was coming every step of the way because I had a fantastic facilitator. She prepared me for everything, including the amazing hospital experience. When it comes to your healthcare, you want the best, and that is what I received. Before surgery my husband used to call me Jekyll and Hyde because my moods would change so quickly. I don’t get called that any more. I’m happy with myself so I don’t take it out on them. I wake up in the morning and I can honestly say I’m excited for the day, excited to pick my clothes, excited for my family. Now we do activities together instead of sitting around the TV. Things are the exact opposite of what they were. It’s been an incredible journey. I can’t imagine what life would be like if I hadn’t done this. Bon n she ie befo lost r 115 e lbs

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Saggy Skin to a Six Pack After having my three children I was a bit overweight. I lost all the weight, but I had a lot of loose skin — no matter how fit I got, no matter how healthy I was. As a fitness instructor I work out every day, sometimes more than once a day, and while I could feel muscle, you couldn’t see it from behind the loose skin. I knew a friend who went through WLF for her surgery. She came back and she looked and felt incredible. She told me about Dr. Rodas and how incredible he was. That’s when I knew I was going to go through WLF. The morning before my surgery I woke up terrified and excited. When I got to the hospital, the staff made me feel so confident. The facility was so amazing; there is nothing comparable. I used to dread wearing bathing suits. Taking my kids swimming, the last thing I should have been worried about is what I looked like, but I was always trying to find a suit that would make my breasts look full and hide my loose skin. Now I have a bunch of bikinis and I love going to the pool. My family doctor, who has been practicing for over 30 years, says it’s the best work he’s ever seen.

I can finally see my core that I’ve worked so hard on. Getting the surgery through WLF was one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life. Now as a facilitator, I can’t stress enough how much time you are wasting worrying. You’re scared to get there and do it, but when you’re done, you’ll be sad to leave.

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Julie Changes Lives, Starting with Her Own I had lost hope. I decided everyone would be better off without me. I couldn’t stand the thought of them having to bury me at 480 pounds, but I knew that’s where I was headed. I wasn’t the kind of mom I should have been. Not only did I suffer, but for many years my kids suffered too. I hadn’t even considered weight loss surgery because I didn’t think it was for regular people. One day I saw an article for WLF in this magazine, and I decided to go for it. I had done every diet, every program out there, and I was on a short path to death. I jumped in with both feet. I had seen other peoples’ results and I knew I wanted that for myself.

Since I had my surgery, I have lost 267 pounds. I feel phenomenal! I wake up every day happy. I used to wish I wouldn’t wake up, and now I’m excited every morning. I can do things today that I never thought I could do again — I recently went on a swing for the first time in 25 years! I’m three years out and I still find things I can do now that I couldn’t do then. I used to have a different job but I knew that I wanted to do something that made a difference. I wanted to help change lives. That’s why I work for WLF now. I want others to know there’s hope and not to give up. RIGHT L–R Melanie Wildman, CEO of Weight Loss Forever; Julie Creelman, Chief Operations Officer of Weight Loss Forever

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veryone needs a break in this busy, workaholic world, whether it is a quick manicure, a massage or a full spa day. Taking time to relax and enjoy yourself is important for maintaining your physical and mental wellbeing. At Just For You Day Spa & Gift Studio (JFY) every element of the spa experience is tailored to the client’s desire for relaxation and luxury, including its childfree and cell-phone-restricted tranquil space. With rich colours, deep wood tones and sparkling finishes, JFY is an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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“We build relationships with our clients that last a lifetime. I love the feeling I get after a client leaves with a smile on her or his face,” remarks Jessica Tetu, owner of JFY. While working in the legal field, Tetu also worked in the spa on a part-time basis and fell in love with both the industry and the clients. Eventually, Tetu moved up the ranks to owner. The spa has expanded greatly with Tetu at the helm, going from one Saskatoon location to a second location in Regina, becoming the largest independent luxury day spa in the province.

The spa’s staff scour the globe to bring the best products and unique trends to its clients. Tetu is so dedicated to her clients’ experience that she has created her own skincare line. Lia Reese Botanical Skin Care, named for Tetu’s daughter Ellia Reese, is a culmination of the work of Tetu, international spa leaders, dermatologists and skincare professionals. The brand is of such high quality that it will be sold only in high-end day spas, medical spas and skincare facilities nationwide. Lia Reese has products for all skin types and conditions. “Maintaining healthy


skin helps prevent premature aging, scarring, acne and much more. To me, prevention is key, and when combatting acne, for example, medication is not always necessary,” notes Tetu. Throughout the year the spas offer seasonal features. This fall clients can enjoy a luxurious Autumn Spice Body Scrub, a Chai Fusion Facial or Sugar and Spice Pedicure. Just For You is dedicated to giving back to the community in as many ways as possible, including auctions, donations and its popular “pay it forward” event that has become a yearly tradition, highlighting the best in people. This October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the spa has developed special treatments that will raise money to be donated to charity. Enjoy a Pink Ribbon Massage and a Mani-CURE or PediCURE to support a great cause. At Just For You customer experience is everything. The staff ensures flawless service with lots of little extras that make the treatments special (like gourmet chocolate with massages and facials). Both spa locations feature a coffee bar, relaxation areas for before and after treatments, couples’ treatment rooms and special space that can be booked for small events like a girls’ night. The spa has a team approach to services so that no client misses out on the expertise of a staff member. “You will always have confidence and peace of mind, knowing you are in the talented hands of one of our certified team members. You can enjoy a fresh perspective and receive the utmost in true quality spa services,” says Tetu. FLR

Just For You Day Spa & Gift Studio 1819 Cornwall Street Regina 306.757.7546 2414 D, 8th Street East Saskatoon 306.955.7546 www.justforyoudayspa.com

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Making the Best of hoMework

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omework: dreaded by many students, they resort to complaining and procrastinating rather than learning skills to complete work effectively. Meet your child’s homework resistance with, “I know you think homework is stupid, but it exists, so we must somehow do it.” Acknowledging your child’s frustrations and finding a solution together can help. Assure your child that it is possible to cut down the time it takes to complete homework. Then, start by tackling the most common homework problem: organization. Step 1: Set up a homework area in your home and stock it with all the necessary materials. Step 2: Schedule a specific time that homework is to be completed, and stick to it.

Step 3: Get your child an agenda. It is the best school tool for tracking what needs to be done. Once your child gets into a homework routine, it will become less of a battle. But in order to ensure the work is being completed to the best of your child’s ability, make sure he or she also gets in the habit of asking the following questions before starting work: 1. What am I supposed to do? 2. Do I know how to do that? 3. Do I have all the tools (books, material, etc.) necessary? It may be difficult at first, and a change from how your child is used to approaching homework, but following these simple rules will help your child complete homework faster, better and

with less hassle — something you both will appreciate. Oxford Learning goes beyond tutoring to help students reach their learning potential, not just for one grade or one year, but for a lifetime. New this year is a high school 20-hour study skills program. For more information on this program or homework tips, contact Janet Klassen at Oxford Learning Regina, 306.790.2000, or email regina@ oxfordlearning.com. FLR Oxford Learning 203-2595 Quance Street East, Regina 306.790.2000 www.oxfordlearning.com TOP LEFT L–R Shelley, Janet and Mano TOP RIGHT Bonny assisting students

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An Ideal Journey to Weight Loss Photos DeAnne Bell

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achelle Randall, owner of Ideal Journey, loves every minute of owning and running her business. Rachelle’s clinic offers the Ideal Protein Weight Loss program, where dieters receive one-on-one weekly coaching and education to maintain a stable weight after dieting. Combined with personalized, individual coaching, this is a powerful motivator for dieters as they see excess body fat melt away. A gimmick-free program, Ideal Protein has had more than 10 years of success. This doctor-derived weight loss protocol offers a wide variety and texture of spicy, sweet and salty gourmet foods, and teaches dieters how to stabilize their weight after dieting. The four phases of the program offer oneon-one coaching, where you learn how your

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body packs on pounds and what you should be eating to maintain a stable weight. Phase One is the primary weight loss phase, when you will lose 100 per cent of your weight loss goal. Phase Two lasts for two weeks, where the daily number of Ideal Protein products consumed is reduced from three to two. Phase Three focuses on weight stabilization and gradually reintroducing carbohydrates and healthy fats into your diet (in the morning only). Once your weight is stabilized, you will move to the fourth and final phase, where you will apply smarter eating education taught by your personal weight loss coach. This will assist you to make smarter lifestyle choices after dieting.

Rachelle’s Journey I got involved with Ideal Protein in June 2010. After attending an open house for the first clinic opening in Regina, I could see a glimpse of hope for the first time. This is the first time I have had success on a program. I opened my own clinic in September 2010, and have never looked back. In February 2013, I moved into my new home for “Ideal Journey.” The name represented my weight-loss: a journey to find myself! I have more weight to lose, but I have the key to do it and I love sharing that with my clients. Cindy, Charlotte and Leanne have been with me since I came to a new location.


We share the same love, knowledge and passion for Ideal Protein. Our clients have lost thousands of pounds, but the far greater accomplishment is the thousands of smiles and laughs. Let me help you find the best in yourself! FLR Rachelle Randall Ideal Journey A-3125 Woodhams East 306.522.2255 idealjourney@sasktel.net www.idealjourneyregina.com Main Picture l–r Cindy Price, Rachelle Randall, Charlotte Jones

Before starting his Ideal Journey

I would really like to say that the diet is the sole reason that I lost my weight. If I said that, it would be a lie. A diet is a diet in my mind. But then along came Ideal Protein with a clinic owner named Rachelle. This program is easy and makes sense! When it comes to being successful you need to have a coach that wants you to be successful; the way she kept me accountable and got me through the battle. I think more times than not, Rachelle was more excited for me then I was. Thanks for your support. —Ty

Down 125lbs so far on his Ideal Journey

I am so happy that I was presented with Ideal Protein by someone that I relate well with. I know that I would have been very successful with Ideal Protein but, I don’t think I would have had such an enjoyable journey! —Tracey


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hroughout the past century, society has become increasingly obsessed with women’s fashion, hairstyles, skincare and youthfulness. Lately however, there’s been a turn in the industry: more and more men are taking an interest in their appearance and grooming.

the barber of they want,” says Huhtala. Currently the old classic hair styles are making a comeback. “If you want to see what’s hot right now, check out what stars like Leonard Dicaprio are wearing,” he suggests. Much to everyone’s relief, Huhtala is quick to point out that mullets are not on their way back.

This shift has been gradually moving its way into our culture since the early 2000s. Popular figures such as Dr. Oz are advising men on how to take better care of themselves and keep themselves looking and feeling great. Programs like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy teach men about fashion, and how to look good no matter what you’re doing. Even family doctors are advising massage therapy for stress and other issues.

Men are even increasingly aware of hair colour options. Huhtala advises that, especially the first time you colour, it is best to consult a professional. “The professional colours are more specific to your personal skin colouring and can be matched up to look more natural,” he remarks.

As a result, there has been an increase in men visiting spas over the past decade. According to the International Spa Association, men now make up about 29 per cent of all spa-goers in the United States — up from 24 per cent last year. This trend has been noticeable in Canada as well. What often starts out as a couples’ spa package, soon evolves into a regular or semi-regular visit. Suzanne Pelzer, owner of Spa Cantik notes, “We are starting to see a lot more men coming into the spa and making an effort to take care of themselves.” The types of requested services vary. “More men are coming for a number of different services aside from sport massages,” Pelzer states. “They are looking for waxing, pedicures, facials and other services.” This increased demand has meant that more and more spas are offering men’s treatment packages among their usual menus. According to Randy Huhtala of Ragged Ass Barbers, men are also becoming more particular in their hairstyles and the type of look they want when they are visiting their stylists. Gone are the days of the “just a little off the top” request. “A lot of times guys will come in with a specific look in mind and will instruct

Huhtala also points out that facial hair is making a comeback. More men are growing beards and moustaches. In time for Movember, Huhtala offers some moustache growth and care tips. Movember is a global charity where men are encouraged to grow moustaches throughout the month of November. This is done as an awareness and fundraiser to help combat prostate and testicular cancers and mental health challenges. For more information visit the Movember Canada website at ca.movember.com. At the end of Movember, if you choose to keep your moustache, Huhtala suggests you keep it trimmed and looking great. “They look different on everyone,” he says. “Consider the shape of your face, look through some magazines for similar face shapes and style accordingly.” He also states that a chat with your barber is very helpful. “We can help you match up the moustache with the look that’s best for you.” The growing interest in male grooming and care doesn’t appear to be just a fad that’s passing by. The hair and fashion industry is marketing more to the men in our lives. Long-term, this means that men are more conscious of how they look and feel, building self esteem and better health. “It’s nice for the men,” comments Pelzer, “and as women, we appreciate it too.” FLR

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ining at your favourite restaurant or cuddling up with a movie at home are fun (and familiar) date ideas. But what if you’re looking for a fresh experience to share with your “one and only?” Enter Spa Cantik, a full-service spa and salon where couples can immerse themselves in a Mineral Salt, Herbal Tea, Milk or Wasabi Bath. The soothing soaks are taken in a private room, complete with jets and circulated heating. “Hydrotherapy is truly incredible,” says Suzanne Pelzer, Spa Cantik owner. “People say they feel relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed. It’s the ultimate experience.”

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Suzanne, an artistic nail technician, and her husband, bought the spa business

in June of 2013, and have carried on its variety of services while expanding product lines. Clients can treat themselves to manicures and pedicures that feature mineral salt scrubs, essential oils and enriched lotions, along with nail care. Couples can sit side by side during manicures, and enjoy whirlpool massage chairs with their pedicures. Suzanne specializes in hand-painted nail art. Spa Cantik’s ambience is instantly inviting, with 3,000 sq. ft. of space decorated in warm red tones. Each treatment is given in its own soundproof room, blocking out distractions and invoking a sense of ease. “I like to think of this place as a hidden gem,” says Suzanne. “When you open the door, you’re blown away. It has such a ‘wow’ factor.”


Another ideal couple treatment is the Javanese Lulur, an ancient Indonesian ritual. After a foot scrub and Balinese massage, the body is painted with an aromatic paste which exfoliates the skin. The ritual is finished with a warm bath strewn with flowers. Suzanne says the spa experience is becoming more intriguing for men. “They’re realizing the spa life is not just for women. It can be beneficial for them too in a general health aspect. More men are becoming comfortable with it, and realizing it’s good for them.” Spa Cantik offers several Man-Spa treatments, including a Sports Pedicure, Skin Fitness Facial and Purifying Back Facial. Suzanne says many men are opting for spa packages for them and their wives to celebrate special occasions. “It’s nice for them to do together.” Spa Cantik features a range of highquality products, including skincare from Eminence — an organic line from Hungary that’s bio-dynamically farmed — lotions and scrubs from Farmhouse Fresh, and Moroccan oil, a hairenhancing oil derived from argan trees. The spa’s experienced team of estheticians, nail technicians, stylists and registered masseuses bring diverse skills to the client experience. “Some have worked with clients all over the world,” says Suzanne. “They offer a unique service.” Additional treatments include chromotherapy, which uses coloured light waves for therapeutic benefits, infrared sauna therapy, and hot stone, Swedish and Thai yoga massage. The salon side offers full hair services as well as tinting, waxing and makeup application. Spa Cantik welcomes clients to their grand re-opening in November, with skin care demos, product specials and a wineand-cheese event. “I’m really passionate about this place,” says Suzanne. “Clients and our staff love the direction we’re going.” FLR

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EXPERTAdvice Wanna Know a Secret?

W Dr. Debbie Davis

Aud(C) Au.D, Doctor of Audiology Eastside Audiology 2190 Victoria Ave East Regina 306.359.3277 lifewithsound.com

hen we have trusting relationships, we may find ourselves sharing secrets. Trust is the foundation of the relationships that we build at Eastside Audiology with our patients — trust and a dash of mutual respect for one another. We strive to be open, honest and transparent.

With that thought in mind, I was inspired to bash some of the misconceptions that are commonly heard in this industry. I’m going to share with you some little secrets about the hearing aid industry. One of the most common phrases I hear is, “they cost too much, they break down all the time, and they aren’t worth the trouble.” Education is the key to everything, and I am educating people on the true value of hearing aids. The Better Hearing Institute goes into great detail about the value of hearing aids (www.betterhearing.org/aural_ education_and_counseling). They have unbiased research-based information about the importance of taking action when hearing levels are no longer in the normal range. For example, they explain how life-altering the personal consequences of missing components of conversation can be and how one’s mental acuity may be in question. When you understand the value of hearing aids, it is hard not to recognize

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that when something is of great importance, there will be a cost involved. You don’t have to go to big-box stores or government-run clinics to avoid sticker shock. There is a range of hearing aid price points, and with the right education, verification tools and correct selection, lower cost hearing aids can be fit even better than higher cost aids that are not fit appropriately. I’m proud to say that with our standard verification tools, our educational expertise, experience and our “just plain caring about our patient,” we can often fit those lower cost hearing aids potentially better than the average clinic fits the more costly ones. There is a trend to believe that a hearing aid lifespan is three to five years, but I like to push that to four to six years. A little secret is that this lifespan can be easily extended through regular maintenance on hearing aids. Most hearing aids break down from wax or moisture; we can help identify what your trouble area is. Daily patient cleaning, six-month professional cleans, hearing aid dehumidifiers, eargear covers and proper waterproofing can all extend the life of your investment. Want to know a final secret? Our ears age faster than we do. To see how old your ears are Google “How Old Are Your Ears?” and you’ll find a cute little YouTube video that explains what I mean. Hearing loss does not only affect “old people.” Take care! FLR


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Building a new You with State-of-the-art technologY Spas aren’t always about massages and facials.

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dvanced Body Sculpting wants to pamper you. Their effective variety of satisfying treatments reduces fat, cellulite and saggy skin, reduces pain, and cleanses and purifies the body. You will love the results, whether you choose from the Professional Body Contouring Clay Wrap, the EZEE-TONE

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Electronic Muscle Stimulator or the EZEE-LIFT facial treatment. Tamara Walker, certified technician, wants to help clients achieve their goals. “I love working with clients and seeing them get the results they are looking for. They leave happy and excited; it gives them the added boost and confidence to actively live a healthy lifestyle,” remarks Walker.

The Professional Body Contouring Wrap helps your skin look and feel toned, tight and revitalized through the use of professional products and diathermy heat wraps that increase removal of impurities, toxins and cellulite. Combining Contouring Clay, loofah dry brushing and hydrating skin toner helps the body produce natural elastin and collagen to firm and tighten the skin. Many clients have noticed lost inches and


LEFT EZEE-LIFT facial machine; ABOVE 24 electrodes and Diathermy Heat Wraps for fat reduction and inch loss; BOTTOM L Tamara Walker.

New clients get the first session of their choice at 50% off

reduced cellulite following this treatment — up to a 15 inch loss has been reported, along with long-lasting results! Benefits increase with repeat applications, so a series of treatments is recommended: start with one or two per week for six weeks, followed by one per month for maintenance.

Rediscover and maintain the skin you thought was lost forever. The EZEE-LIFT Facial Electrotherapy treatment is one of the most effective skin rejuvenation, revitalization and maintenance treatments available. It nurtures, protects and normalizes the skin to its healthy and youthful potential, smoothes the eye contours and delicate upper and lower eyelid areas, and reduces puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. This unique machine performs Non-surgical Face-lifting, Galvanism and Faradic Electro Muscular Stimulation (EMS), proven to increase production of natural collagen, natural elastin and blood circulation. No other aesthetic treatment compares. Advanced Body Sculpting has expanded its products and services since first opening. A popular treatment tool, the EZEE-TONE™ EMS machine, is based on technology developed for astronauts to get their muscles back in to shape after returning to earth. With an updated computer-controlled system, 24 pads are placed on the body and a mild current causes the muscles to contract. It’s like a full body massage that leaves you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Clients experience inch loss, muscle toning, cellulite loss and cleansing without the use of invasive or risky procedures. EZEE-TONE™

Professional Toning and Fat Reduction Therapy can tone specific areas or become part of a long-term slimming and weight loss lifestyle change. The EZEE-TONE machine is used for more than muscle toning; it is also a rehabilitation and health promoter. The company offers therapeutic pain relief treatments, muscular reconditioning after illness and accidents, athletic enhancement and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy. “Our pain relief treatment therapy helps remove inflammation, toxins and swelling from the affected area,” says Walker. The treatments are far more than a cosmetic way to lose inches; they can also build muscle for a variety of applications. When combined with Heat Diathermy Wraps, EMS treatments are even more effective at improving overall health. These wraps relieve stiff limbs, aching muscles and joints, and create a deep sense of relaxation. “It’s a really amazing system. After 15 minutes, a client will lose four to nine inches. After three weeks of treatments, they will lose a full clothing size. “It is like going to the gym without all the hard work,” notes Walker. Whether you’re just looking for more muscle definition, weight loss, a muscle rebuild after a prolonged illness, mild pain relief, cleansing the body of toxins or facial skin tightening, Advanced Body Sculpting has treatments that make the “new you” easier to get to. FLR Advanced Body Sculpting 306.206.8663 474 Albert Street North, Regina www.advancedbodysculpting.ca

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Let’s Talk About Manicures and Pedicures

Patricia Cassell-Ogilvie Owner 2340 Cornwall Street Regina 306.584.7272 envogue@envoguedayspa.com www.envoguedayspa.com

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e have long known the luxury of a pedicure and manicure, but did you know there are health benefits, too? Properly maintaining your feet, cutting, clipping and cleaning of the nails, prevents

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nails from growing inward and causing infection. The elimination of dirt and bacteria from your feet will also help prevent nail diseases and disorders and helps eliminate foot odor.

Mycobacterium Fortuitum during a pedicure and becomes infected, serious skin evulsions will develop and spread. These are painful and may include boils, scabs, scars and pus-filled blisters.

Exfoliation, or the sloughing off of dead skin cells, prevents the cells from accumulating and causing bunions or corns, which can be painful. Removal of the dead skins cells also encourages newer skin cell growth, which creates a smoother, more appealing foot and hand.

Hepatitis B and C and fungal infections can be spread with infected instruments such as nail files, foot basins and buffers.

The most enjoyable part of a spa manicure or pedicure is the massage. The lotion and/or oils used in the massage moisturize the newly exfoliated skin, and massaging promotes circulation in the calves and feet. It can reduce foot pain from being on one’s feet all day and can help maintain the health and performance of the muscles. It can also help those sore hand and finger muscles. And let’s face it — a nice time out for this pampering can reduce stress.

Now, What You Need To Know About the Hidden Dangers of Manicures and Pedicures To date, there is no government agency acting on the public’s behalf; nobody checks businesses offering manicures and pedicures, and nobody checks the infection control methods used by these businesses unless there is a complaint from someone that has developed a problem after treatment. As a person utilizing esthetics and spa services, you must be vigilant! There are several types of issues that can arise from inadequate infection control methods. Some of them can be quite minor but others can be life-threatening. Mycobacterium Fortuitum is highly infectious and can breed in pedicure footbaths which are not disinfected properly. If a victim is exposed to

MRSA: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, an antibioticresistant infection, that in some cases have resulted in the amputation of limbs due to ineffectiveness of antibiotics, and in some cases, even death. MRSA can be spread through the sharing of infected nail files or other nail implements. Here are a few suggestions on what to look for in all businesses supplying esthetics and spa services: •

Ask the receptionist at time of booking to verify that all service providers are accredited in their field.

Check into the sterilization techniques used. Many salons and spas use UV sterilizers to sterilize tools. These do not kill bacteria. All non-disposable instruments that are used must be sterilized correctly in order to protect you from what can be very serious health complications.

Solutions used for sanitization and sterilization must be a hospital-grade disinfectant that also includes protection against HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis. Sterilizing tools in an autoclave is the optimum method. These are just a couple of the things to ask about. Keep these points in mind when choosing your spa pampering, and your experience will be safe and relaxing. FLR


The PerfecT SPace To enjoy food, arT and Performance

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By Trina annand PhoToS ScoTT Goodwill

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aking memories and experiences that last a lifetime are built around time with family and friends taking in something new or amazing. Finding that perfect coffee shop, your favourite neighbourhood restaurant, and a great night out can be challenging. What if there was a place that had the best coffee, fantastic entertainment, an art gallery, gallery shop and a great restaurant in one complete package? At The Artful Dodger Café and Music Emporium, owner Carol Cairns has created a space dedicated to the art of every day. Every element of The Artful Dodger is crafted to increase the pleasure of the customer and designed to encourage them to linger. “There is evidence going back to ancient times that art was simply part of people’s everyday lives. Value and importance were placed on an object or event, through design, mark-making and adornment, and celebrations included food, dance, music and visual art. Somewhere along the line, we separated art from our everyday life, deeming it either elitist or irrelevant, and we moved into a society of fast food and throwaway culture. I believe that we are now seeing a shift and people are once again craving art in our everyday life. At the Artful Dodger, we have created a space where people can appreciate quality in all things, where the process of creation is not only evident, but respected and valued,” remarks Cairns. The Artful Dodger blends local, national and international food, beverages, art and performance into a space like no other. The emporium is the perfect place for visitors to grab a quick cup of fine roasted, direct trade coffee or you can choose to stay and linger; there is even a play space for children. Guests have the option of choosing from a variety of areas. From a vibrant seating area in the main area, a stool at the bar, the coffee “Zen zone” complete with comfy chairs, customers can choose to enjoy a quiet meal surrounded by fine art in the gallery space. The overall design of the art mecca is eclectic, hip, urban and inviting: the perfect place to spend some time. Chef Ricky Rodriquez expertly crafts every meal from scratch; nothing is premade at the restaurant. Though the full kitchen is being completed this fall, guests have been

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enjoying lighter fare including crepes, soups, salads, sandwiches, tapas and extraordinary pizzas. In their Artisan built wood-fired pizza oven, Chef Rodriquez creates one-of-a-kind pizzas based in traditional Italian styles with fresh and unique twists. The oven was created on-site by hand, and there is no other oven like it in the city; the food that comes from it is unmatched. For Cairns, process is every bit as important as the end result. “We believe in putting quality and care in everything we do, which doesn’t mean long waiting times; our thin crust pizzas cook in less than seven minutes. It simply means that the quality of the process and the ingredients we use, is quite evident. The flavours are rich, and you can actually taste the quality much like the notes in a fine wine layered and wonderful — a far cry from just inhaling food,” notes Cairns. With a background in both the performing and visual arts, Cairns constructed a space that showcases both brilliantly. The performance space was designed in an Amphitheatre-style to maximize a guest’s experience with perfect views and an enveloping sound system. This fall visitors can enjoy Latin dancing, DJ nights, and Maritime musicians, David Myles and Mo Kenney, to name a few. The space is also available for a special event or corporate function. The key to The Artful Dodger’s success is the space’s versatility; there is literally something for everyone, whether it is food, art or entertainment. With an expanded menu once the back kitchen is fully completed and a wide selection of musicians and artists gracing the space, The Artful Dodger is more than a good coffee or a great meal — it’s an experience like no other. “I tried to create a space where people could just linger and appreciate quality. Whether it is a performance, art or a meal created with fresh local ingredients and herbs from our garden out back, it’s all right here,” says Cairns. FLR The Artful Dodger 1631 11th Avenue, Regina 306.757.9928 www.artfuldodgerarts.com

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A Celebration of

Mustard By Tobie HainsTock Photos calvin FeHr

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t is thought that the ancient Romans were the first to experiment with mustard as a condiment. One of the earliest recipes mixed the ground mustard seeds with unfermented grape juice, and was used to enhance the flavour of popular Roman dishes. Over time, mustard has been used in a variety of recipes and become the popular flavourful condiment we know and love today.

It was such facts that got Maurice Mathieu of Beer Bros. Gastropub and Deli thinking about what fun it would be to celebrate the tasty yellow condiment. The Great Saskatchewan Mustard Festival got its start seven years ago at the Willow on Wascana. The festival involves a variety of vendors serving their own special recipes featuring mustard. There is music, food and plenty of fun for everyone.

According to the Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission, mustard production in Western Canada began in 1936 with 40 hectares of the spice crop grown in Southern Alberta. Since then, mustard has become a common crop grown for Saskatchewan producers. Today Saskatchewan grows about 75 per cent of Canada’s mustard production.

“The response has been great,” says Greg Hanwell, also of Beer Bros. and festival co-chair. “The first year we had about 240… it’s grown every year. Last year we had approximately 1,400 people attend.” This year, the committee capped the attendance at 1,000 visitors to give the vendors an idea of the numbers for food preparation purposes.

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The event took place on the deck of the Willow on the hot, sunny Sunday afternoon of August 25th. For $20, attendees were given an event t-shirt, a bottle of mustard and all the delicious food they could eat. The idea was to vote for your favourite recipe. As folks mingled about, enjoying the various dishes, music by Pile of Bones filled the deck with a festive ambience. This year, 17 vendors participated in the Mustard Festival: Bocado’s, The Cathedral Village Freehouse, Crave, Leopold’s Tavern, Jack Keaton’s BBQ and Grill, Casino Regina, Butcher’s Best, Hotel Saskatchewan and more. The winner of the festival was Jssel Blackmore of Sprout Catering with her mouth-watering dishes: Sticky Lavender Mustard Ribs with a Mustard Pretzel Crust and Roasted Beet Salad with Creamy Dijon Crème Fraiche, Mustard Sprouts and Honey Mustard Crostini.

Beer Bros. Executive Chef, Malcolm Craig, also praised his own team’s efforts created by Chef Tim Clinton. The menu featured Mustard Pulled Pork Taco with Smoked Mango, Avocado and Jalapeno Mustard Salsa, and Mustard Slaw with Clear Potato Mustard Chips. On the side was a tangy yet sweet Mustard Turkish Delight. “The Mustard Festival is a great opportunity for the public to come out and meet the chefs in person,” states Chef Malcolm. In agreement to that, Hanwell adds that it’s always a fun and relaxing afternoon to mingle and enjoy some deliciously unique dishes. In looking ahead to future events, Hanwell states that he would like to see even more vendors participate and show off some their wonderful mustard recipes. Hanwell encourages everyone to follow them on Twitter @gskmustard and “Like” them on Facebook. FLR

Main page Milton Rebello (centre), executive chef at the Hotel Saskatchewan, Raddison Plaza with his staff BottoM left Malcolm Craig, executive chef at Beer Bros. Gastropub and Deli with his staff aBove Adele Buettner, general manager at Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission

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Freshly sprouted: Top Chef of Regina’s Mustard Festival Runs Classy New Catering Company By Apolline lucyk PHOTOS cAlvin Fehr

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n exciting new catering company has recently opened its doors to Regina: Sprout Catering. Sprout’s young owner, Jssel Blackmore, is already a very accomplished chef. After graduating from the prestigious Arts Institute in Vancouver in 2006, she came back to Regina and has worked in kitchens ever since — most recently as the head chef at Table 10 in the Cathedral area. In May of 2013, Jssel opened Sprout Catering with her sister, Haley, working as her operations manager. This past August, Jssel was voted “People’s Choice” at Regina’s 2013

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Mustard Festival from a pool of many of Regina’s top chefs. “I made sticky lavender mustard ribs with a mustard pretzel crust. I also made a beet salad with mustard crème fraiche, and a honey mustard crostini. It was all really good — lots of mustard. I really wanted every component of the dishes to have mustard in it, and it paid off.” The focus at Sprout Catering is on fresh, healthy food made with quality ingredients. Sprout also caters a wide variety of events including open houses, corporate meetings, birthday parties, reunions, anniversaries, bridal events and

weddings. Jssel works with her clients to plan customized menus for any special event. “I have always been passionate and creative when it comes to food,” says Chef Jssel. She is always thinking up new, exciting menu items and catering options for her clients. Sprout offers many options for people with dietary concerns, including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan. They have even recently started doing “GlutenFree Fridays” at the storefront, where customers can pick up tasty gluten-free meals and baking such as curried chickpea bowls and gluten-free doughnuts.


Jssel and Haley are excited to be offering cooking lessons this fall season as well. So far, they will have sessions on Italian, French and Spanish cooking. At the sessions, participants will learn essential cooking techniques and participate hands-on in preparing the meal. After the lesson, participants will enjoy their meal with a wine pairing, take home some of their product, recipe cards and a themed gift bag to top off their experience! It’s the perfect activity for a girls’ night, romantic evening or a great opportunity to meet other local foodies. Jssel and Haley are looking forward to a busy holiday season. “We suggest that companies and families book their catering well in advance for the Christmas season, because we will likely fill up early with parties and functions,” says Jssel. As always, customers are encouraged to call or visit Sprout to speak with Jssel about planning a custom menu, and about all of their additional catering needs. Their Saskatchewan Drive location is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday for pick-up or delivery. Events are booked anytime throughout the week and weekends. FLR

Sprout Catering 3241 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina 306.545.5505 jblackmore@sproutcatering.ca www.sproutcatering.ca |

ABOVE Jssel Blackmore, owner TOP RIGHT L–R Jssel Blackmore, Haley Blackmore

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SHADES OF

Autumn BY THE WINE GUY

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t’s that time of year again! The kids are back in school, the cabin is closed and it’s dark too soon … but don’t give up just yet! While it is probably still too early to resort to the enveloping embrace of an Aussie shiraz or mouth-staining red from South America, there are plenty of middleweight wines to offer comfort as the nights draw in. In autumn, red wines made from grapes such as Grenache and Pinot Noir

Carrot & Ginger Soup Ingredients 3 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 yellow onion, diced 1/4 cup fresh ginger, minced 4 cups garden carrots, chopped 4 cups vegetable broth 1 orange, zested nutmeg salt and pepper to taste parsley

Preparation 1. Sauté onions and ginger in olive oil until soft. 2. Add carrots and vegetable broth. Simmer for 40 min. or until carrots are soft. 3. Add the orange zest and stir well. 4. Working in small batches and using a food processor or blender, process soup until smooth. 5. Return to pot or serving bowl and add nutmeg, salt, pepper and parsley.

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can offer the perfect bridge between fruitier summer reds and the heavier, supercharged styles suited for chilly November evenings. A delicious, goodvalue example is the 2010 Côtes du Rhône Réserve from the Perrin family. It is spicy without being overpowering, and demonstrates the almost supernatural ability of French winemakers to produce layered, complex wines with poise and elegance. It makes a great partner for those last few BBQs on chilly September

evenings; baba ganoush or even garlic ribs pairs well with the Côtes du Rhône Réserve. But autumn isn’t just about reds. A weighty, well-oaked white such as the 2011 Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay is a good example. It is luscious and rich, ideal for everything from grilled fish to roast chicken. I recommend trying this fullbodied wine with one of my favourites: carrot and ginger soup. If it’s the agricultural flavour of autumn you’re after, you don’t need to look very far for the perfect food-friendly glassful. Anyone who hasn’t recently experienced the refreshing, earthy delights of wellmade cider has a surprise in store. Living Sky Winery is based in Purdue, Saskatchewan and its rhubarb and cherry ciders not only pack a punch but have a rich fruitiness and balanced acidity — as good a match for pork as you’ll ever find.


Pork & Cider Casserole Ingredients

Preparation

2 tbsp. canola oil 3 lb. pork shoulder, cubed 1/2 pack of thick bacon, roughly chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 celery sticks, roughly chopped 12 shallots, peeled 1 bottle Bunny Hugger Cider (Living Sky Cherry Cider) 350 ml chicken stock 2 tbsp. corn flour 2 tbsp. water 3 tbsp. wholegrain mustard 3 tbsp. tarragon leaves, chopped 4 cups washed small button mushrooms 12 small potatoes crème fraîche, as much as you like

1. Pre-heat the oven to 170 C. 2. Heat a large flameproof casserole dish over a medium heat on the stove. Add the oil and heat to foaming. 3. Add the cubed pork and fry for 10 to 15 min. until golden brown, stirring from time to time. Take care not to burn. 4. Heat a frying pan until hot and dry-fry the bacon until crisp. Place to one side. 5. Fry the onion, celery and shallots in the same frying pan until slightly soft. Place all the vegetables and bacon into the casserole dish with the pork. 6. Add the cider and stock, bring to a gentle simmer on the stovetop. Add button mushrooms and potatoes, then cover with a tight-fitting lid and place in the preheated oven. Cook for 2 hours, or until the pork is tender. NOTE: If the liquid starts to dry out, add more! 7. Mix corn flour with water to form a thick paste. Add the paste, mustard, tarragon and crème fraîche to the casserole dish and stir thoroughly. Gently cook on the stove top until the sauce has thickened slightly. FLR

The Wine Guy is a recent immigrant to Saskatoon (he fell in love with a Saskatchewan gal) and is constantly delighted at the range of wines available here. His observations have been featured in publications such as Wine Spectator, Food & Wine Magazine, a variety of Sunday supplements and various blogs. The Wine Guy is fully committed to the grape cause.

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UniqUe Food and SUperb Service by Trina annand photoS Calvin Fehr

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ating stimulates all the senses, and a great meal has the ability to change a person’s mood. Food is one of the key components of any event. To make a truly awe-inspiring event, great food and a great location make the difference between forgettable and memorable. At The Saskatchewan Science Centre, there is a hidden gem: Rushton’s Catering. For the past 15 years, the caterer has been delighting children’s parties, office celebrations, weddings

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and foreign dignitaries with fantastic food and impeccable service. “We provide a diverse menu; we can take inspiration from different cultures and unique flavours. We can do pretty much anything our clients want. We try to find ways to say ‘yes’ to our clients,” remarks Rob Harrison, owner and chef. The company has catered events that include everything from popcorn and cookies to elaborate multicourse meals. Rushton’s Catering has had the

honour of cooking for Prince Charles and Camilla, two Governors General, all of the Lieutenant Governors, and the last three governments. As the official sponsor of the Globe Theatre’s opening nights, all food is provided by the caterer. The company believes strongly in giving back to the community and donates food to local shelters. “Rushton’s Catering consistently provides Globe Theatre and its patrons with outstanding catering services.


Our patrons rave about the quality, taste and selection that Rushton’s Catering provides. Service is always gracious and efficient. We can always count on Rob and his staff to be on time and go above and beyond what is ever expected. You should see how clean they leave our kitchen!” — The Globe Theatre Though Harrison can cook with any ingredient including exotic items such as saffron and kangaroo, he is a strong promoter of the local produce movement. “The closer we can buy things to home, the less environmental footprint is created through transportation. We also get to support the local economy; if the local economy is doing well, it helps us all do better. We have some amazing products right on our doorstep,” notes Harrison.

By using the Science Centre as their home base, Rushton’s can cater large and small scale events in the unique space. Whether it is a 500-person corporate event or a 12-person meeting, guests can choose a private dining experience in the Sunlight Room or the fun of an event on the exhibit floor. The Sunlight Room itself is a fully functioning restaurant complete with a patio, bar and separate entrance. The Centre provides a striking background for any event with its large floor-to-ceiling windows and stately brick architecture. The building has a unique atmosphere created by its past as a power house nestled on the shore of Regina’s scenic Wascana Lake. When catering outside the centre, Rushton’s Catering can provide excellent culinary experiences for as many as 2300 people. New this year

will be a sandwich program where all West Jet flights out of Regina will feature Rushton’s sandwiches. “As a chef, you are only as good as your last meal. One bad meal can ruin a reputation, and that’s why we’re very diligent about the quality of our meals and food safety. Every meal that goes out has to be as perfect as possible,” says Harrison. FLR Rushton’s Catering 2903 Powerhouse Drive, Regina 306.569.8538 www.rushtonscatering.ca

Above l–r Kimberley Knourek, Rob Harrison, Nicole Roske

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Symphony Under The

Sky

KICKS OFF RSO’S NEW SEASON

BY TOBIE HAINSTOCK PHOTOS COURTESY OF REGINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND MARK TAYLOR

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t happens the third Sunday in August. Regina’s scenic Wascana Park is transformed from a quiet peaceful urban retreat to a festival of amazing musical talent from various genres. Regina Symphony Orchestra’s (RSO) Symphony Under the Sky has become an annual favourite for Regina residents, visitors and music lovers of all ages. This year, a children’s area featured assorted games and activities, and the ever-popular Musical Petting Zoo, where children get acquainted with an

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assortment of musical instruments. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum and Mackenzie Art Gallery also offered fun family activities. Crave served up tasty morsels in the VIP tent, while food vendors offered their wares. “It’s always a fun event for the entire family,” comments Colin Neufeld, operations manager and special events coordinator for the RSO. Planning starts about a year-and-a-half before the event, he explains. “We start out by making sure the date and location are secure; then, we

build the event around the stage and the entertainment,” he adds. Build the Band students from F.W. Johnson Collegiate kicked off the day; part of the RSO’s education and outreach programs, this select group of students have studied songwriting and composition. Sylvia Chave provided a fun and lively show, followed by the all-acoustic rock band Vudu Hounds. Indie music artist, Keiffer Mclean, and country entertainer, Alex Runions, also performed.


At 5 p.m., the RSO and Maestro Victor Sawa took the stage for two hours to tease the audience with morsels of the upcoming season. Featured pieces included La Forza del Destino Overture, Blue Tango, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and more; throughout, Sawa wooed the audience with his witty stories and charming persona. The day closed with tradition: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture featuring a cannon blast and rifle firings. Symphony under the Sky serves as the kick-off to the RSO’s upcoming season. Maxim Antoshin, RSO executive director, says this year’s theme is based on the varied genres of music. “We are featuring everything from opera and ballet to big band and Broadway,” he states. A few concerts are already being talked about as “must see” events. The Charlie Chaplin Movie: The Gold Rush concert will feature the RSO performing the soundtrack live while the audience watches the classic silent film. On May 3, 2014 patrons will enjoy the return of the “big band” concert featuring Canadian actress, playwright and singer Andrea Menard and guest conductor, Charles T. Cozens. The Platypus Theatre Company will perform A Flicker of Light on a Christmas Night as part of the Family Concert Series. The RSO sees Regina’s cultural growth as the population expands. “The city now has higher standards in what they are looking for culturally,” comments Antoshin, “this is great for us (RSO) because it challenges us to keep our performances fresh and at our best.” The RSO itself continues to grow. “We are always looking at our community and at what we can do to address the needs of our patrons; the people of Regina love their symphony.” This has inspired the new Flex Pass option for this season, where patrons can purchase their choice of four, six or eight tickets to be used as they wish during the season. “They are a great way to introduce members of the community to the symphony,” Antoshin adds. Flex Passes also make the perfect gift for the music lover in your family. The 2013/14 concert season promises to be one of the RSO’s most exciting yet. For more information, call 306.586.9555 or visit www.reginasymphony.com. FLR

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eter Sawchyn has been crafting handmade guitars and mandolins and selling them internationally for over 40 years. He has made guitars for well-known musicians such as Colin James and Bob Evans, and for those who just want a great guitar made by someone they can trust. In March 2012, Sawchyn broadened his services by opening Sawchyn Guitars, an all-encompassing retail store, workshop and repair shop. Easy to find, Sawchyn Guitars is situated right across from Bushwakker Brewpub on Dewdney Avenue. It is not simply a guitar retail store, or a guitar-making shop; it is a store that specializes in all areas of guitar and mandolin ownership: buying, servicing, upkeep and selling. Sawchyn has a workshop on-site where he custom builds and repairs guitars for clients. The retail space at the front of the store is full of acoustic string instruments and accessories. A second room houses one of the best selections of vintage guitars in Western Canada; this room changes as stock comes and goes. They offer a consignment service for people wishing to sell vintage instruments — something no other music store in the city does. Sawchyn Guitars carries something for everyone, from entry level guitars to hand-built guitars and mandolins. They are the authorized dealer for Sigma guitars. With an entry price point of less than $350, they are a great choice for anyone working within a budget. For those seeking something a little different, they also carry Rain Song guitars. These carbon fiber guitars cost a little more money, but save customers dollars when it comes to the ever-changing Saskatchewan climate.

Sawchyn’s handmade guitars begin as low as $2,300, which is comparable to most factory-made guitars with names like Martin, Taylor and Gibson. “There is a perception that owning a custommade instrument is out of range for most people. That simply isn’t true,” comments Peter. “When a new instrument is purchased here, it leaves ready to play. We are able to service what we sell.” Sawchyn carries a wide selection of mandolins, including his very own brand, the Beaver Tail mandolin. Beaver Tail mandolins are handmade, flat-top, flat-back mandolins crafted out of solid domestic and exotic woods, and still very well priced. They are wholesaled to music stores across the country, but you can buy one right from the maker. The retail store carries an extensive array of instrument accessories: from capos and guitar stands to humidifiers and tuners. They offer a great selection of acoustic instrument strings, including strings for instruments like bouzoukis, which are very difficult to find. If you need a new case or gig-bag, they have those too. They are also proud to be a dealer for K&K pickup systems, which are installed at no charge when purchased directly from them. Peter and Kendra are always happy to chat with customers about their instruments, and share their wealth of knowledge about the guitar and mandolin world. Approximately once a month, they move everything out of the front store and hold a house concert. They have recently had performances from musicians such as Jeffery Straker, Keiffer Mclean and Ken Hamm. The concerts are a wonderful opportunity to meet with other music lovers, hear great music and keep within the cozy vibe of the store. The sky is the limit at Sawchyn Guitars; if you play an acoustic string instrument, there is something there for you. If you play a string instrument, or are simply interested in learning one, Peter and Kendra would love to meet you to help find the perfect instrument. FLR Sawchyn Guitars 2132 Dewdney Avenue, Regina 306.522.6348 www.sawchyn.com RIGHT Peter Sawchyn, owner LEFT Sawchyn S-5 mandolin

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REGinA & AREA ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2013

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October 7 The Artesian The Sojourners

October 17-18 Conexus Arts Centre Regina Wine & Spirits Gala

October 26 Conexus Arts Centre RSO Mosaic Masterworks Presents: Tchaikovsky’s Sixth

October 10 The Artful Dodger Leif Vollebekk

October 18-20 Banner Hall, Evraz Place Regina Wellness Expo

October 29 Mosaic Place, Moose Jaw Great Big Sea

October 10-12 Conexus Arts Centre A Midsummer Night’s Dream

October 24 Brandt Centre, Evraz Place Brad Paisley

November 2 Conexus Arts Centre Early Christmas Wish Trade Show & Craft Sale

October 11 Conexus Arts Centre Gabriel Iglesias

October 24 – November 2 Schumiatcher Sandbox Series Lipstick Smears and Mermaid Tears: Memoirs of a Sinking Soul

November 2 Conexus Arts Centre RSO Schumiatcher Pops Present Charlie Chaplin Movie: The Gold Rush

October 17 The Exchange The Sadies

October 25 MacKenzie Art Gallery Gala Art Auction

November 5 The Exchange The Deep Dark Woods,The Lonesome Weekends

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November 9 MacKenzie Art Gallery Holiday Bazaart

November 19 Mosaic Place, Moose Jaw Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker

December 4 Co-operators Centre, Evraz Place Skate Canada Challenge

November 11-16 Brandt Centre, Evraz Place Canadian Western Agribition

November 20-23 The Artesian Rider Girl

November 23 Conexus Arts Centre RSO Mosaic Masterworks Presents Romantics

November 12 Brandt Centre, Evraz Place CCA Finals Rodeo

November 20 – December 29 Globe Theatre Cinderella

November 24 Credit Union EventPlex, Evraz Place Grey Cup Festival Series: Sheepdogs

November 15 Conexus Arts Centre Wintergreen Fine Craft Market

November 21 Brandt Centre, Evraz Place Grey Cup Festival Series: Hedley

November 28-29 Conexus Arts Centre American Idiot

November 18 Conexus Arts Centre Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker

November 23 Brandt Centre, Evraz Place Grey Cup Festival Series: Big & Rich

December 4 Conexus Arts Centre Vinyl CafĂŠ Christmas Show with Stuart McLean

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CRAFT BEER A Fresh Experience

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BY APOLLINE LUCYK

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s various food movements gain momentum across Canada, another movement has been sparking the interest of the Canadian population: craft beer. Craft breweries have been thriving in urban centres for years, but it is particularly in the last decade that Canadians have become truly excited about craft brewing and unique, locally-made beer. Craft breweries have gained a reputation around North America for producing distinct, sometimes experimental beers, such as India Pale Ales (IPA’s), porters and fruit beers. However, Jay Cooke, the brewer at District Brewing Co. attests that it is not just the uniqueness of the beer that makes a brewery a craft brewery. Craft breweries are defined by their size — generally a craft brewery will produce less than 15,000 hectolitres of beer per year, far less than their industrial-scale counterparts. Cooke notes that while craft breweries are very interested in producing unique beers, a lot of the focus of craft brewing is also on freshness: “It’s about producing a beer that may be the same style that you’d have in Munich, but it’s going to be bottled that same week that you consumed it, and right here in Canada.” He notes that there are two generations of people in Canada who never got to experience this quality of beer in Canada because beer has been so global in Canada over the past decades. Cooke points out that many Canadian beer giants, such as Molson’s and Labatt’s produce beer all over the world and have it shipped into Canada for their customers. “Instead of beer sitting on a shelf for a year before it gets to you, our goal is to produce beer and take it off the shelf within a month. Like most food products, beer’s not supposed to sit on the shelf for immeasurable lengths of time.” This objective goes hand-in-hand with the other local Canadian food movements: “Craft brewing is no different than the ‘locavore’ movements in restaurants. It’s all about freshness,” Cooke reflects. “In the past, bakeries used to be on every corner in every neighborhood, and it was the same with breweries. Every neighborhood had a brewery, because

beer is meant to be consumed fresh. And that’s what craft brewing is all about — it’s about bringing fresh beer to people in the community.” There are more and more craft breweries emerging across the country, such as District Brewing, which just launched its first beer this fall. Alongside these, numerous established craft breweries continue to thrive in Canada such as Paddock Wood Brewing in Saskatoon, Sask., Half Pints Brewing in Winnipeg, Man., Granville Island Brewing in Vancouver, B.C., and Propeller Brewing in Halifax, N.S., to name just a few. And in addition to traditional-style breweries, there are also a plethora of brew pubs across the country that sell their own beers, and at-home brewing is also gaining popularity, with many winemaking stores selling brewing equipment and kits as well. Alongside the fresh beer experience, craft brewing brings a wide variety of unique beers brewed right in Canada. If one visits the craft beer section of their local liquor store, they are guaranteed to see an enormous variety of different styles and flavours of beer. An established craft brewery like Paddock Wood, for example, has six styles of beer they brew regularly, and each is completely unique and distinct from every other, with flavours ranging from a clean, crisp Czech Pilsner to a bitter India Pale Ale, to a chocolaty English Porter. Those new to craft beer should not be frightened by unfamiliar names or different colours. Usually people have a preference in regards to levels of bitterness, heaviness and general flavour. But if you, for example, favour the fresh crispness of a pilsner, there are many similar styles you will likely enjoy as well, such as pale ales, witbiers, cream ales and lagers in general. There are also many exciting new tastes available to those willing to try something new. As Byron Wiebe, co-owner of District Brewing attests, “for us, craft brewing is about producing beer with quality in mind, instead of just sales.” With the industry continually growing and developing, now is the time to explore the world of craft beer right here in Canada. FLR

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iryani, dal, naan, pakora, vindaloo, and of course, butter chicken. For anyone in the Regina area, any Indian food craving can quickly be satisfied at Spices of Punjab on Victoria Avenue. Owner, Dharam Singh, is well known among the city’s Indian food fans, as his family owned the popular India House restaurant until 2007. In 2008, Dharam struck out his own with Spices of Punjab. “When we first opened, we were on 4th Avenue and Albert Street,” says Dharam. “We quickly outgrew that location, and found a larger home at 320 Victoria Avenue.” Located just a few blocks west of Park Street, Spices of Punjab

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has plenty of parking and space for its now legendary Indian buffet.

delicious Indian desserts such as kheer and gulan jaman.

When you’ve got a desire for curry, Spices of Punjab offers a buffet with the most variety in Regina; it’s an everrotating assortment of authentic Indian dishes. You’ll always find naan, samosas, butter chicken and tandoori chicken, and a selection of meat and vegetarian Indian delights such as vindaloo, biryani and tikka masala. They also offer delicious tandoori dishes: two authentic Tandoori ovens are used in the kitchen — clay drums heated by real wood charcoal that give these dishes their beautiful flavour. To finish the meal, there are always

In the restaurant, the evening buffet is available every day from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and there’s an “a la carte” menu as well. Spices of Punjab is licensed and features Kingfisher beer imported from India. They have also recently started to offer a variety of Indian desserts by the pound, such as rasgulla, gulab jamun, milk cakes and coconut barfi, so you can pick up fresh Indian sweets in bulk to enjoy at home. The restaurant offers a room that seats 25 for private functions, and can also cater events of all sizes. The team at


Spices of Punjab can serve groups from 10 people to 500, and can bring their buffet to your office for lunch meetings. They can even send a chef and a fullsized Tandoori oven to your event for the freshest food imaginable. Open Monday to Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Friday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Spices of Punjab offers dine in, takeout and delivery options. You can enjoy Indian food no matter where you are. For more information call 306.543.1000 or visit www.spicesofpunjab.com. FLR

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Craven Country Jamboree Hits the Sweet Spot By Sherry Lee PHotoS DeAnne BeLL

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hat’s the recipe for an outstanding country music festival? Throw in a bit of Sawyer Brown, the Oak Ridge Boys, Chad Brownlee, Doc Walker and Scotty McCreery; add some local flavour with Alex Runions; sprinkle in some Willie from Duck Dynasty; and top if off with headliners like Tim McGraw, the Dixie Chicks and Kenny Chesney — and you’ve got a show-stopping weekend. With this kind of lineup, rain could not dampen the spirits of thousands of country music fans who attended the Craven Country Jamboree from July 11 to 14. Attendees enjoyed numerous food and souvenir booths along “Main Street,” non-stop main stage and beer gardens entertainment, and the sheer freedom to intermingle and enjoy this friendly, down-home Saskatchewan setting. Hailed as “the world’s greatest country music festival,” an amazing scene unfolded in this quiet Qu’Appelle Valley setting north of Regina for weeks before and after the event. Jumbotron screens on either side of a monolithic stage made anywhere a good seat in this venue. Corporate tents lined both sides of the concert area, thousands of fans vied for the best lawn chair seating every day, and many opted to enjoy the long view from the stands. Caravans of semi-trailer units announced the arrival of the headliners, and performers’ equipment was moved on and off the stage with impeccable order and timing. Excitement built each day as fans surged towards the stage area, hoping to secure a spot beside the runway to get a “high five” or autograph from McGraw or Chesney, and get a closer look at those Chicks. The three international superstar headliners performed under perfect prairie evening skies, spinning off an array of hits and crowd-pleasing entertainment that brought the house down every night and left fans screaming for more. For local Regina musician, Alex Runions, a chance to play the main stage Saturday afternoon was a career highlight. Runions earned the right to that spot by winning the annual “Next Big Thing” competition for Saskatchewan country artists. “It ended up working in our favour,” he says about the competition. “We [our band] had new material; we’ve just been so busy playing; that enabled us to become a tight unit.” Host of the daily 2013 Craven Songwriters’ Circle, Runions says he’s putting his prize money package “all toward music.” Originally from Kipling, Saskatchewan, Runions grew up in a musical family and has been singing since childhood. “It’s neat that it turned into this, and I’m able to do it now on the main stage. That’s something so exciting for me, and I really want to take those experiences for what they are,” he adds. This includes being a multi-opener for Saskatchewan country star, Brad Johner. Focused on the festival circuit and becoming more of main stage performer, Runions is clearly a goal-setter. With an album under his belt in 2009 and another one due to be released next year, he has no regrets about leaving his finance job in a software company to pursue his passion. “I don’t want to have that regret when I’m older, that I never went for it. Right now, I’m just doing music … it’s exciting.” Every singing and dancing fan at Craven would surely agree. FLR Main Page Tim McGraw ToP LefT Brantley Gilbert ToP righT Alex Runions MiddLe Kenny Chesney BoTToM LefT Doc Walker BoTToM righT Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks FineLifestyles

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REGINA’S BEST WESTERN HOTELS HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED BY TONAYA MARR

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hen planning a trip to Regina, a stay at one of Regina’s BEST WESTERN hotels will make your visit so comfortable and enjoyable, you will be quick to return. BEST WESTERN Seven Oaks is the perfect family retreat with every amenity. The waterslide attracts both kids and adults, complemented by a pool, sauna and hot tub.

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There is also a pair of beach volleyball courts. The only hotel in Regina to provide this luxury, the courts are an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Saskatchewan summer, get some exercise and work on your serve. Time on the court or the pool will surely work up an appetite: Ricky’s All Day Grill is conveniently attached to the hotel, and boasts a complete menu that’s certain to appeal to everyone.

BEST WESTERN Seven Oaks also has a pub and off-sale. For those looking to gamble, the pub hosts VLTs, and a shuttle can be arranged to Casino Regina for guests with the casino’s Stay & Play package. And, the entire hotel is petfriendly, which means Fido is always welcome! Be sure to stop by the gift shop. In operation for more than 25 years, Basket Cases makes it easy to shop for


CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Ted Tejada, director of sales & marketing; Waterpark at Best Western Seven Oaks; Eastgate Inn and Suites; A standard room at the Best Western Eastgate

thoughtful, high-end gifts, whether you’re just visiting the Queen City, or live there year-round. According to Ted Tejada, the director of sales and marketing of BEST WESTERN Seven Oaks, guests always come first. “When staying with us, we would like our customers to feel that they are cared for. The BEST WESTERN Seven Oaks strives to be No. 1 in customer service.” BEST WESTERN Seven Oaks is the only hotel in Regina to run a free shuttle from the hotel to the airport. The hotel also has several beautifully maintained meeting rooms that are perfect for a wedding reception.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Eastgate Inn and Suites If you’re planning on travelling to Regina for work, BEST WESTERN PLUS Eastgate Inn and Suites has what you need. The hotel offers kitchenettes, making it easy

for guests to prepare meals. There are also pet-friendly rooms for furry family members. One of Regina’s newest hotels, BEST WESTERN PLUS Eastgate Inn and Suites is conveniently located next to a shopping centre. A complete hot breakfast offers guests a variety of delicious options: fresh fruit, cereals, ham, sausage, Danish yogurt, bagels, homemade waffles, eggs and more. And of course, the coffee is on all day. While away from home, staying healthy can be a challenge, but BEST WESTERN PLUS Eastgate Inn and Suites makes exercising-on-the-go easier, offering a fitness room filled with new equipment, towels and a TV. Complete with a waterslide, hot tub and Regina’s only swirlpool, the pool area has something for everyone. If you’re looking for a location to hold your next meeting, they have the space for you.

As with all BEST WESTERN hotels, the BEST WESTERN Rewards Program is always a draw. “Our rewards program is great,” says Steven Dyck, manager of BEST WESTERN PLUS Eastgate Inns and Suites. “For every dollar spent at BEST WESTERN hotels around the world, you earn points that can be turned into free nights in our hotels, or collected as Air Miles or Aeroplan points.” Staying at Regina’s BEST WESTERN is guaranteed to be an experience you will remember and be eager to repeat. FLR BEST WESTERN Seven Oaks 777 Albert St., Regina 306.757.0121 BEST WESTERN PLUS Eastgate Inn and Suites 3840 Eastgate Drive, Regina 306.352.7587

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Al Ford “Mr. Versatile” Running back, tight end, wide receiver, defensive back, punter and kick returner, 1966 Grey Cup

Roughriders 2013:

Bob Poley “Polecat” Offensive lineman, 1989 Grey Cup

Carrying the Grey Cup Formula By Paul Sinkewicz PHOTOS courteSy of SaSkatchewan roughriderS

Chris Szarka “Canuck Truck” Fullback, 2007 Grey Cup

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Three former Roughriders offer their unique perspective on the 2013 team, which set a torrid pace to start the season and look to have all the ingredients to make a run for the Grey Cup. Each represents one of only three championship Riders teams: Al Ford (1966), Bob Poley (1989) and Chris Szarka (2007). They share their thoughts on the current season, and compare it to their own championship experience.


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ormer Roughriders player Alan Ford knows something about the alchemy that must come together to create a championship CFL team. Between 1965 and 1976, he was on five squads that made it to the Grey Cup game, but the stars aligned for him only once. Along with legends like Ron Lancaster and George Reed, he hoisted the silver mug in 1966, securing Saskatchewan’s first title, but never again. Ford sees similarities between his 1966 team and the 2013 incarnation of the Roughriders. “What I’ve noticed is the way head coach Corey Chamblin talks about his team and the togetherness of the team,” says Ford. “Back in 1966, that was the same theory that Eagle Keys used too — that we needed to do things together outside of practice. I would say 75 per cent of the team had their permanent home in

Saskatchewan back then, and I think that togetherness during the offseason helps you build your team.” Chamblin’s “team-first” approach seems to be paying dividends, as the Riders rocketed out to the best start in club history, and star running back Kory Sheets followed his posse of bodyguards on the offensive line to a torrid start that drew comparisons to hall-of-famer Mike Pringle. Bob Poley and Chris Szarka also brought glory to Rider Nation, in 1989 and 2007 respectively, and agree this year seems special, thanks to the blend of personalities and team cohesiveness. “I think we also had a great mix on our team,” says Poley. “There were no huge stars. Kent Austin had only been in the league a few years, and the same with Tom Burgess. We all believed in each other and that took us to our goal.”

Szarka’s experience in 2007 was similar: “We were such a tight-knit group. We were together in every aspect and we always celebrated everybody’s success because it meant we were all going to be successful. This year’s team also seems to have a lot of confidence in each other.” Having something to prove may be a part of the winning formula. In 1966, Ron Lancaster was a talented, but unproven, quarterback with a chip on his shoulder after being sent west by Ottawa. He was struggling to earn credibility with a team that had never won. “I think Ronnie’s whole career was about proving something, because he was undersized for a quarterback, so nobody gave him a chance that he could be a regular starting quarterback,” says Ford. Darian Durant is looking to erase the memory of Grey Cup losses in 2009 and 2010, and secure his place in

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Roughriders history with a win in the big game. Likewise, Sheets attacked the 2013 season stinging from the lack of appropriate respect he received after his rookie season, when he finished only 180 yards behind league leader Jon Cornish, but largely escaped the spotlight due to the Riders’ 8-10 record. Szarka says that burning desire to prove something fuelled him and guys like Andy Fantuz, Scott Schultz and Eddie Davis on the 2007 team. “They were all great personalities around the locker room. All of our veterans were. A lot of us had been through a lot of struggling years in Saskatchewan,” says Szarka. That sense of pride carried over to special teams, which the former Canadian fullback says was one of the factors that led to success. He thinks the same thing may be in evidence on the 2013 team. “On our squad, it was the first time in a long time that guys took pride in being on special teams. Even the starters that played on special teams took pride in what they did. What I see so far from the Riders nowadays is that same kind of

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intensity. Special teams is all about effort more than skill, and I see those guys making those same kinds of efforts.” With the likes of Levi Steinhauer, Paul Woldu and Graig Newman sacrificing their bodies to limit returns, the Riders can boast some of the best special teams in the league. Poley also knows by the weighty ring on his fingers how special teams can turn the tide. “These guys are doing a phenomenal job. In 1989, we had great cover guys like Dan Rashovich and Glen Suitor, and that’s what you need to win. Of course, we had a great kicker in Dave Ridgway and a fine punter in Terry Baker, and that helps a team so much. Milo is much the same as Ridgway — the kid doesn’t miss too many.” One huge intangible for the current edition of the Riders is the pressure they face as the hosts of the Grey Cup game. Ford, Poley and Szarka agree the screws will be tightening on the team as playoffs loom, but once they’ve protected their home locker room from the threat of interlopers, the Grey Cup game will take care of itself.

“I always felt the pressure was getting to the Grey Cup,” says Ford. “Once you finish with the Western Final, when you get to the Grey Cup there wasn’t as much pressure as there was getting there.” How the Riders handle adversity, be it through injuries or tough losses, will likely play the biggest role in their success or failure. “We had the same type of squad,” says Szarka. “In 2007, we did a lot of coming from behind in the fourth quarter. We never really felt like were out of it. That year we did some good things, but we had some stumbling moments too, and I think that made us stronger and mentally tougher. I see that same kind of presence from this team.” FLR


Third Time’s a Charm:

Grey Cup 101 Organizers Build on Past Hosting By Paul Sinkewicz PHOTOS courteSy of SaSkatchewan roughriderS

Obviously Neil Donnelly has been doing something right. The executive director of Grey Cup 101 in Regina is in the “catbird seat” with the Saskatchewan Roughriders exploding for their best-ever record in the first half of a season, and ramping up the Grey Cup heat in a football-crazed province always on a rolling boil. Sold out since July and hotels booked up, Grey Cup 101 promises to inject significant dollars and spirit into the local economy.

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verything planned for this year’s Grey Cup Festival, which runs Nov. 20 to 24 in Regina, is predicated on lessons learned in 1995 and 2003, when the city last hosted the CFL championship. Donnelly was a volunteer at both. “Because of the experience at that 2003 game, we’ve done some things differently. Our seating structure is not as high as it was, and there’s wrapping going around the outside of the temporary stands to cut down on the wind that can penetrate from below. So, we are learning from some of the experiences we had to make the experience that much better for people this time around.” While 52,000 fans watched the 1995 game live, and almost 51,000 fans in 2003, seating for 2013 was capped at 45,000 to make sure the fan experience will be better than ever. Organizers also

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made sure the seating was fully in place in time for the Labour Day game to allow them to work out bugs and ensure high service levels. Donnelly said organizers took some risks this year in the Grey Cup 101 festival in doing a few different things, as a result of knowing how it had run in the past. Evraz Place is hosting nightly concerts at Brandt Centre, as well as all the team parties. One of the biggest changes, from a festival perspective, will be the single pass to gain access to all the individual team hospitality rooms. Called the Crescent Point Energy Zone, all the traditional team parties will be under one roof at Cooperator’s Centre at Evraz Place. So if the line is too long at Riderville, fans can easily swing by the Lion’s Den venue for example, or take in Touchdown Manitoba or Tiger Town. “When our committee went out to Toronto this past year, line-ups were mentioned by fans a number of times,” says Donnelly. “There were long lines

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in 2003 to get into Riderville, and, quite frankly, the other parties weren’t as successful. We wanted something that would allow people to go into other teams’ parties, rather than standing in line at Riderville without having to pay additional pricing.”

for three prizes totalling $100,000 for health and wellness initiatives. An education supplement, prepared by professional educators, was sent to all schools in province, and provides a learning opportunity for all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Donnelly says that given the Team Party Pass sales so far, it’s sure to be a success.

Donnelly says these initiatives are just another way to engage the province, and he’s hoping they will also spur school rallies and local Roughrider spirit days. “Once these things start to happen, they take on a life of their own and then we’ll see things popping up across the province for sure.”

Downtown Regina will be the other hub of Grey Cup 101 activity, with the Telus Street Festival, the Nissan Family Zone and the Mosaic Underground Tent at City Square plaza. On top of Canadian music celebrities like Serena Ryder and the Sheepdogs performing at the game, Grey Cup 101 will be bursting with entertainment. The theme — Celebration in Rider Nation 2013 — is a nod to the provincewide support the team enjoys. Organizers have made a concerted effort to spread the festivities around. The Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration attracted entries from 29 communities vying

The organizing committee is also sponsoring a competition to dress up neighbourhoods, homes and businesses for Grey Cup 101. “This will be a great way for people to show their pride and their spirit for the event.” FLR

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ADOPTED SONS

Alumni Celebrating Rider Nation and Grey Cup 2013 BY PAUL SINKEWICZ PHOTOS PAUL SINKEWICZ AND SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

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rent Hawkins admits it felt wrong watching the Roughriders take to the field without him in their first game of 2013. He keeps a game-worn football helmet on his desk. The gouges and marks on it speak of violent collisions and hint at the reason both it and Hawkins will never see action again. A serious shoulder injury had forced the former defensive end to retire from football only a few months ago. At first, it was difficult watching the Roughriders begin their campaign to reach the 2013 Grey Cup, set for Mosaic Stadium in November. “But it’s getting easier, especially still being involved in the community,” says the gregarious Hawkins. “I’m just rooting for this team and hoping they bring it on home.” Hawkins is part of a growing contingent of ex-Riders import players who have decided to make Saskatchewan the permanent

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home for their families. The Illinois State University product came to the Riders in 2010, quickly becoming a fan favourite. Now he, and wife, Andrea, are happy to call themselves Reginans, nurturing their business, Hawkins All-Pro Fitness, as personal trainers. “Up here in Canada, everyone’s so friendly. The warmth that you get from the people is the main thing that attracted us.” Hawkins has stayed involved in the community as a Rider Alumnus, and is a weekly commentator on CBC Radio’s Road to the Grey Cup. Andrea is a star defensive end in the Legends Football League with the Regina Rage, which Brent helps coach. “We took a chance when we came up here, and we like the city and what the people are about here,” says Hawkins. “You hear a lot about Saskatchewan and football, but people here are just generally nice. And it’s everyone.”


Andrew Greene is not your typical Roughriders season ticket holder. When he and son, Rashad, are in the stands, Greene has memories of watching the game from a better vantage point: field level. Greene was a four-time CFL all-star offensive lineman when he played with the Riders from 2000 to 2006. He was a second-round draft pick in the NFL and bounced around a bit before finding a home in Regina. After playing with Winnipeg and

LEFT Roughriders’ legend, George Reed, is saluted by the crowd at Mosaic Stadium. Reed, along with many other Riders alumni, will be involved in acitivies leading up to Grey Cup 101 in Regina in November. ABOVE Roughriders fans.

Former teammates Wes Cates and Nate Davis have also stayed, and Greene still gets together with them and other members of the Roughriders Alumni Association from different eras. What they have in common is the shared experience of being a highlevel athlete and being adopted by a community of football-crazy fans with long memories and intense loyalty. “It’s almost like our team off the field. And it really is a team, because we get together and it’s comfortable,” says Greene. “What made retirement easier was the fact that I had already set some roots here and become involved in the community. The people here have always embraced me and I still feel that.” The resurgence in Riderville has had a ripple effect on the team’s alumni association. Its president, Terry Bulych, says the Grey Cup 101 in Regina was an impetus for his organization to grow. “There’s just such an extraordinary alignment that’s happening right now and the alumni just want to make sure that we stay on pace with what the team itself has been able to accomplish, because it is an important partnership.”

Toronto, Greene signed with the team again in 2009 so he could retire in “Green and White.” “It’s one of those things where who knew life would take me here,” says Greene. “Life for me is good. I have had some pretty good opportunities after football here in Regina, and who knows if I would have had them anywhere else. Most people my age have 10, 15, 20 years in a job or an industry. I’m starting over and it’s challenging for a lot of players, but it’s been a pretty good transition for me.”

The growth in the alumni group has happened because so many more import players are staying after their careers. There were always a few players who stayed around — Ed McQuarters and Cleveland Vann, for example — and George Reed returned after living in Calgary for years. But recently, the number of local alumni has grown. Players such as Don Narcisse, Belton Johnson and Joe Lobendahn have stayed around, as have Matt Dominguez, Robert Mimbs and Mike Abou-Mechrek. “I think there’s a very unique and special love affair between the Riders and the fan base,” says Bulych. “What the alumni have come to understand is we can touch the fan base in a way the current players can’t, and we need to respect the uniqueness of Rider Nation and do everything we can to nurture it.” FLR

After leaving the game, Greene worked for KidSport Saskatchewan and then moved into the oil and gas industry, first in instrumentation and fittings, and since February, as a sales representative for Wil-Tech Industries Ltd., providing hydraulic components to clients.

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Lucky Penny

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he Getzlaf family has gone through some big changes in the past few months. In January, Roughriders star receiver, Chris Getzlaf, introduced his loveable pit bull Oscar to Penny, a rescued mixed-breed dog he adopted while on a trip to Mexico. Then in July, Getzlaf took his wedding vows with longtime partner, Tia Zelinski.

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The four of them are now happily living life together in Regina, where Chris and Tia grew up. Oscar and Penny are now best friends and keeping the newlyweds busy. Getzlaf had been in Bonfil, Mexico as part of a group of CFL players doing volunteer work at a spay-and-neuter clinic. He is a friend of Chris Cvetkovic, long-snapper for the Blue Bombers, and founder of Cvet’s Pets, a non-profit organization that raises funds for no-kill shelters in Winnipeg. The group of football players was brought together by Cats and Dogs International, which ran the clinic, for five days of hands-on volunteer work. Bonfil is near Cancun, home to one million people and two million dogs, many of them strays. The sterilization blitz saw 1,300 dogs treated by veterinarians donating their time, along with six CFL layers, including Getzlaf, Cvetkovic and Buck Pierce. “We did it all,” says Getzlaf. “I helped prep the dogs for surgery, give shots and put tubes down their throats, shave the area for surgery, lift dogs to and from the operating table — the whole works.” Some of what he saw wasn’t easy to handle: abused, injured or malnourished animals were common at the clinic. The big-hearted football players brought seven shelter dogs home to four different cities in Canada. “My wife and I had a few discussions about wanting another dog prior to that, and I decided to pull the trigger on my second-last day,” says Getzlaf. “She had all the shots she

needed and the appropriate paperwork, and Air Transat made it very easy for us.” Voila! Oscar now has a sister. “She’s extremely energetic, but they get along great. They play all the time. Oscar can’t really keep up with her, because he’s quite a bit older. She’s definitely testing him on a regular basis.” Getzlaf says he has always loved dogs, but didn’t have one for a friend when he was younger because his family was always so busy with sports and activities. “Now I’ve had Oscar for seven years and I’m definitely a dog lover,” he says. “Tia takes them out for a long walk in the morning, and we either take them out again later, or hang out with them and play in the back yard. But Tia definitely mans the fort when I go off to practice. She takes them out and makes sure they’re loving life.” As a CFL player who must juggle training, practices and games — 10 of them on the road — Getzlaf is still very busy. And he works as a financial advisor on top of it all. But getting home to his pets is therapy in itself. “It’s a lot of work when they’re puppies. But it’s nice to be able to pet them, especially when they’re tired after a walk. They are nice and calm and just want a little love and attention.” FLR Top and boTTom lefT Volunteer work at the spay-and-neuter clinic in Mexico photos courtesy of Chris Cvetkovic Top righT l–r Tia Getzlaf, Penny, Chris Getzlaf and Oscar

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Life with pets

“PAWSITIVELY” Passionate About Your Pets BY Nykea Marie Behiel PhoToS CalviN Fehr

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vy Morton has always had a love of animals: she was born into a home that bred both obedience and show dogs. Her love of animals led her to open Pawsitively Purrfect. Soon after, her husband, Richard, joined her in the business. “We started with 400 square feet, a tennis ball and a bag of food,” laughs Richard. Over the past 15 years the store has grown significantly, as passionate pet owners across Saskatchewan have discovered the space. “We got into the business for our love of dogs and pets,” says Richard. The Mortons

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are no ordinary dog-loving family; they have 11 dogs and love them all. Because they care for their own animals, Richard and Ivy know how important it is to use quality pet products. “We’re a holistic shop,” states Richard, “all our products are natural, healthy. We don’t carry products with by-products. We don’t have food imported from China,” explains Richard. There have been many news stories on some poorly made dog foods from China, as many pets succumb to illness or death from the chemicals, dyes, pesticides and filler.

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“We test stuff on our own animals, so we’re very, very picky.” Pawsitively Purrfect can help you find a food that’s right for your cat or dog. “We try to promote products that are more protein-based, foods that are higher in meat inclusions,” says Richard. Many low quality dog foods are high in carbohydrates rather than protein. Richard, Ivy and the amiable staff endorse dehydrated and raw foods. The local shop also likes to promote Canadian products wherever possible. “We have some very good quality Canadian foods.”


Alongside their vast selection of high quality food, Pawsitively Purrfect also has a huge variety of products in their 4,000 square foot store. Agility equipment, beds and blankets, collars and leads, cat supplies, grooming supplies, toys, giftware, dental equipment, crates and pens, electronic training devices, training aids, health products, travel aids, harnesses and much more are all available in the friendly shop. The store also offers grooming services; though they are already booked up for 2013, you can still drop in for a nail trim. Pawsitively Purrfect has customers of all varieties — from single pet owners, to breeders, to trainers, to pet professionals and everyone in between. Each staff member at the store is knowledgeable and utilizes a hands-on

approach, putting both you and your pet at ease. “Our staff members are all animal lovers. They have their own animals, and their practical knowledge reflects that,” remarks Richard. You, and of course your pet, are invited to come look around the dog oasis. “We deal with a lot of pets where we see them for their whole life, and we become very attached to them,” remarks Richard. “We like being a community-based store. We really get to know our customers and their pets.” FLR Pawsitively Purrfect 4637 Rae Street, Regina 306.949.5255 www.onestopdogshop.com Above Centre Ivy and Richard Morton with the Pawsitively Purrfect staff

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Dispelling Myths about Cat Grooming

and condition of the cat’s skin and coat. Cats produce oil in their skin that gets absorbed by the coat, causing a somewhat sticky, oily buildup. As natural shedding takes place, the gumminess of the coat causes some of the shed hair to stick rather than fall away; very quickly, a small tangle develops. As shedding continues, the hair collects around the tangle, making it bigger. If left unattended, it becomes a pelt that can take over the cat’s entire body. To prevent this, a cat must be thoroughly bathed with shampoos that adequately degrease its coat.

Myth No. 3: My cat would never allow someone to groom it!

Connie Buchanan Connie Buchanan, Owner, Instructor, Certified Master Dog Groomer and Certified Feline Master Groomer Zoom Zoom Groom Zoom Zoom Groom’s Academy of Pet Grooming 1180 Winnipeg Street, Regina 306.533.9155 zzgroom@sasktel.net www.zoomzoomgroom.com

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here are many misconceptions about cats and their grooming needs.

Myth No. 1: Cats groom themselves. Cats do not groom themselves — they lick themselves, ingesting large amounts of loose, shedding hair, while creating dander on their coat. Ingested hair often results in dreaded hair balls. A cat licking itself does not eliminate and prevent mats, trim nails, clean out ears, wash away grease from the skin and coat, clean off dander, or get rid of dandruff.

Myth No. 2: Cats hate water. Most cats will tolerate a thorough bath; this affects the overall health

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An extensively trained groomer can often groom even the most apprehensive, uncooperative feline. A professionally trained cat groomer can also address other issues. • Shedding: Although shedding cannot be completely eliminated, a variety of grooming procedures and techniques can substantially lessen it. • Nail Care: A cat’s nails should be trimmed once a month; kitten nails more often. An elderly cat’s nails only need trimming every six weeks. Nail caps make a great alternative to declawing. • Cleanliness: Cats do not clean themselves, they lick themselves! Sanitary clips, belly shaves and regular bathing will create a luxuriously clean cat. • Dander: Miniscule particles of dead skin cells and dried saliva creates cat dander. This dander often contributes to allergic reactions in humans. Bathing washes off existing dander, removes dead skin cells, and cleans away the layers of cat saliva. • Dandruff: Accumulated dead skin under a cats greasy, dirty coat can be seen as large flakes called dandruff. To rid a cat of dandruff, the skin must be scrubbed and degreased.

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• Comfort: Believe it or not, some cats prefer to be hairless. Even those with long coats will seemingly develop a new, happier disposition after being shaved and freed from their heavy coat. Elderly or unhealthy cats can have trouble keeping their hindquarters and/or belly area clean; keeping them shaved short in problematic areas can help make the cat more comfortable. • Skin Issues: Cats can have allergies too. This can often show up on their skin in the form of rashes, bumpy patches, and even hair loss. It’s important to consult a veterinarian to determine the cause of the allergy. A professional cat groomer can assist in skin issues by providing medicated baths for relief. If the allergen is something environmental, such as cigarette smoke or outdoor pollen, bathing will wash away the cause. There is no comparison between what the professional groomer can do and what the cat can do by licking itself from head to toe. You (the cat owner) will benefit as regular grooming cuts down on shedding, eliminates hairballs, reduces allergy problems and helps promote a cleaner environment and a cleaner cat. The best part: you don’t have to do any of the grooming yourself. Leave that to a trained professional! FLR


AMAZONAS U NLE AS H ED CRUISE IN STYLE Cruise Host/Horticulturalist, Ken Beattie

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he travel bug can have a nasty bite it seems, particularly as the weather gets colder and our daylight hours diminish. I know that I am leafing through as many travel magazines, cruise brochures or whatever just to plan a warm vacation somewhere in the world. The fact of the matter is that so many “ideal� travel destinations exist that it becomes rather a full-time occupation trying to find the right fit for you. Many of my readers associate me with plants and gardening rather than travel, but truth be known, I travel a great deal and often as a host to many global, exotic ports of call. Naturally, if you chose to travel with me there is a heavy plant overtone to all that we do, but I try to deliver the information in a meaningful and interesting way customized to the ports of call, no matter where are destinations are.

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Photos courtesy of Oceania Cruise Lines

Travelling with a host is quite a different experience than travelling on your own. My responsibilities include ensuring that your expedition is flawless and that your time aboard or on excursion is all that you anticipated and then some. Additionally, as a “family” or community of travellers, we become very familiar with each other, enjoy special perks such as cocktail parties with the senior staff onboard, customized presentations, and access to a specialist for the entire expedition. Furthermore, travelling with a group ensures that you are comfortable as a single person with the support of a guild of travellers with like interests. The most current expedition that I am hosting is with Oceania Cruise Lines

and the Canadian Wildlife Federation in March of 2014 for 23 days. We depart Canada gateway cities and fly to Rio de Janeiro overnight. Once rested up, we will enjoy a city tour experiencing the many sites of this famous city for a couple of days before we board Oceania’s Regatta on March 29. We will see enormous amounts of unbelievable plants and, of course, animals too in this incredible ecosystem. You will experience water, plants, animals and more water in the veritable lungs of the planet. It does seem that we are rather cheating however, as intrepid explorers of the primal jungles of Amazonas because at the end of the day we trek back to the ship, shower (a couple of times) and settle

into world class cuisine aboard Oceania’s Regatta. Let’s keep that a secret! All in all, please plan to join me on the first of many global expeditions, all which will support the good work in education and conservation that the Canadian Wildlife Federation has here in Canada. There are a limited number of staterooms remaining and discounts still apply until mid-September. I look forward to spending time aboard Oceania’s Regatta with you in this spectacular region of the world. FLR For more information or to book your trip, go to www.cwf-fcf.org/en/do-something/ supporters/special-promotions/ rio-amazon-cruise

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Your underwater adventure awaits You BY Tobie HainsTock Photos DusTin crosby

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t’s something you’ve always wanted to explore. Imagine experiencing the adventure of scuba diving off the coast of some exotic location. What an incredible vacation for you and that special someone! At Planet Scuba, you can take the scuba and snorkelling lessons you need for the recreational adventure you’re planning. As a PADI Master Instructor teaching for more than 20 years, Brad Johnson has top level experience in diving and snorkelling. Planet Scuba’s qualified staff can also instructs in proper care and maintenance of equipment, and can advise you on the best type of diving equipment for the diving you plan on doing. “We offer pool and classroom lessons and then finish up the course on a trip,” remarks Johnson. He explains that pool

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skill development SCUBA lessons with certified PADI Instructors take place every Friday evening at a local pool. Regular trips include such destinations as the Cayman Islands, Cozumel and the Mayan Riviera, Cuba, the Bahamas, Vancouver Island, Canadian national parks and others. These trips are usually all inclusive and are an excellent adventure for divers of all levels. Enjoy an exciting escorted vacation with a purpose: exploring the world underwater. It’s the adventure of a lifetime. These trips are a great way to break up the winter while finishing off your diving classes. “We are always looking for new and exciting places for our trips,” Johnson adds. “Galapagos, Socorro, Philippines, Chuuk, Yap, Guadalupe and the Red Sea are just a few of the exotic destinations we’ve promoted.”

During the summer, Planet Scuba provides commercial diving services to businesses, farmers, municipalities, crown corporations and more. According to Johnson, commercial diving services also include the sale, rental and service of high-pressure breathing compressors and cylinders. Planet Scuba also provides visual and video inspections of dams, water intakes and accident scenes. Working underwater is a specialty that Planet Scuba offers, as well as many other specialized services, including the removal of biological and hazardous materials. Planet Scuba also offers a large selection of equipment such as swim gear, snorkel gear and scuba gear, along with spear guns, metal detectors, cutting devices, lift bags, under water communications equipment, remote operated vehicles, video inspection equipment and more. “We stock a lot of


top-brand equipment, some that’s hard to get,” states Johnson. Purchase or rental services are available featuring top brand names such as Scubapro, Oceanic, Mares, Speedo and more. Rentals are based on daily and weekly rates. Planet Scuba also offers manufacturer-trained equipment repair and maintenance services. Located in Regina at 1172 Albert Street, Planet Scuba is open Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Sunday by appointment, Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about services and diving classes call 306.586.4757 or visit www.planet-scuba. ca. Don’t wait another minute! Sign up for your diving classes today and begin your underwater adventure. FLR Planet Scuba 1172 Albert Street, Regina 306.586.4757 planetscuba@accesscomm.ca www.planet-scuba.ca Family picture Beryl Johnson, Brad Johnson (owner/instructor), Rhonda Hunter (store manager) with Caleb Hunter, Dennis Hunter with Kyla Hunter. Photo by Shawn Fulton

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wo years ago, Trish Bezborotko of Habitat Regina and Regina business owner, Yvonne Slobodian, met to discuss an idea: what if 100 women donated $1,000 each in the span of 100 days — and the proceeds went to building a home for a family in need? Forty nine days later, $100,000 was raised. Bezborotko, who was the director of Fund Development for Habitat for Humanity at the time, and who now volunteers with the organization, teamed up with Slobodian to recruit other Regina women to join the cause and spread the word. The 100K Project resulted in a Habitat home built for a single mother and her three daughters. The homeowner herself volunteered her skills as an apprentice electrician for the build. The outcome was so successful that this year, 200 women have become involved, and together have donated $200,000. The project is called the 200K Women Build, and will cover the cost of building homes for two more families. “Everyone from high profile community members to local business owners, professionals, retired women, and passionate stay-athome moms are involved,” says Bezborotko. “I think the reason why something like this is so successful is because women are ‘nesters.’ It speaks to women to be able to give the gift of home ownership.”

Along with donating, the women can choose to assist with the builds, which are led by a construction supervisor who oversees the project. “They train and walk you through the process,” says Bezborotko. “The goal is always to send everyone home dirty and tired, but really satisfied from a good hard day’s work, knowing they’re helping a family.” Trades complete the technical elements of the build, and the home undergoes inspection prior to occupancy. Families who receive a Habitat for Humanity house are required to contribute 500 hours in sweat equity to their new home. They become homeowners with no down payment, and take on an interest-free mortgage, with monthly payments made to the organization. “We’ll see something like a family of five go from paying $1,600 per month in rent to a more reasonable amount in the home they own,” says Bezborotko. “There is an incredible grateful spirit from these families. These are people who are working very hard, sometimes two or three jobs to make ends meet. They’re contributing to our society, doing jobs that keep our society functioning, but they just can’t break the cycle of being stuck in rental properties. This is life-changing for them.”

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In the past, the women volunteering on site have signed 2 x 4 ft. studs that were built into the home with personal messages for the family. “It’s a very emotional process,” says Bezborotko. “In a lot of ways the women are like mother hens. They take that family under their wing and keep them in mind throughout the process.” Several hundred people typically apply for a single Habitat home, with the recipient family undergoing a rigorous process overseen by a committee. To be eligible, applicants must meet certain criteria. Habitat holds information nights at which people interested in the program can learn more about how the process works. The two new homes to be built are townhouse-style condos in the city’s Coronation Park neighbourhood. “It’s the first multifamily project we’ve ever done in Regina,” says Bezborotko. All Habitat homes are built to the same standard with brand new materials, and are completed in six to eight months. “They’re basic, clean, nice homes,” says Bezborotko. Habitat’s international network of stores — ReStore — sells donated household and construction supplies. The proceeds from these businesses cover the organization’s bills and administrative costs, so every dollar donated to Habitat goes directly to home construction. Bezborotko says the Saskatchewan government has been extremely supportive of the organization’s work. Government officials, such as Minister June Draude, other MLAs and Premier Brad Wall’s wife, Tami, have visited job sites several times. “It’s a really effective housing model,” says Bezborotko. “The Saskatchewan government is a leader in recognizing what Habitat is doing to change these families’ lives.” Habitat homes benefit not only the families, but the communities they’re built in. “There’s no question that when you have people in home ownership versus renting they’re going to take better care of their property,” says Bezborotko. “There have been lots that sat empty for years that we’ve built on. We’ve found that everyone else in the neighbourhood starts taking better care of their property because there’s a nice brand new home on the block.” Bezborotko and Slobodian have set a goal to carry on these forms of Women Build projects for at least 10 years, raising a minimum of $1 million dollars to benefit a minimum of 10 families. “Every home that’s built allows us to build another one,” says Bezborotko. The projects have created a strong network of women. “A lot of friendships are born out of this,” says Bezborotko. “I could see it spilling over into other charitable activities in Regina, because when you get that many like-minded women together, we’re sort of unstoppable.” FLR

page 2 Left Roxanne Ecker, First 100K homeowner right Yvonne Slobodian, volunteer page 3 middLe First 100K home built in 2012 top and bottom Volunteers on the 100K and 200K builds

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know a number of homeowners today are choosing to upgrade their front entrances. Replacing old doors not only improves the look of your home both inside and outside, but it makes it more energy efficient as well. Entry doors can be a prominent focal point, making it worthwhile to update old entrance doors to enhance curb appeal, as well as to improve energy efficiency and minimize required maintenance. An entrance door is any door that exits to the outside from the home or allows access inside the home. An entrance door does not have to be the front door: it could also be a side door, patio door or garage door. Well folks, you have to be careful what you buy, especially with respect to security, door quality and energy efficiency of the new door. There are many choices available when purchasing entrance doors, but you must seek out the best value within your budget: good, better, best. Here are some guidelines to follow: • Wood doors come in a variety of different styles, such as solid wood, plywood-faced and hollow doors. Wood doors look great, but do require the most maintenance of all doors types. Make sure the wood door is professionally finished to maximize its life span. Keep in mind that you may have to strip, sand and re-stain the door every few years, depending on how it is affected by the elements.

• Metal-insulated doors are another common choice for entrances. When selecting a metal door, there are many grades available. However, they do look very similar to one another so it can be confusing to tell them apart. I recommend that you pick the door up so you will feel the weight difference between the different qualities of metal doors. • Fibreglass-insulated doors are very popular and I think they give you the best bang for your buck. They are durable, can be stained or painted and are insulated. These doors are available in a wood-grain finish that offers the appearance of real wood, but will never rot, making the doors maintenance-friendly. • The best door frames are: a composite frame with a composite sill, and aluminum clad with a built-in drainage system.

pins and removing the door. Note: out-swinging doors can add security because breaking the door inwards is very difficult. • There are many different options of door hardware you can choose, available in different finishes such as: brass, brushed nickel and antique. However, do not forget to address the security performance of new hardware; consider a threepoint locking system with locking bolts at the bottom, middle and top of the door. When considering a replacement entrance door system, be sure to keep these features in mind: security, maintenance and energy efficiency. For more home-improvement information, to send Shell an email, or to watch Shell’s Ask Shell Coffee Break go to www. AskShell.com. FLR

• If you’re putting glass in the door, make sure it’s safely glass. In some cases you will be advised to use high-quality laminated glass in sidelights (glass beside entrance) for security reasons. •

You have two choices with how your door opens: in-swing and out-swing. Most doors today are in-swing, meaning they swing in to the inside of your home. If you do have an outswing entrance door, make sure you have security pins in the door hinges to stop an intruder from removing the hinge

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A DreAm Home to Fit Your BuDget By Tobie HainsTock Photos calvin FeHr

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t’s common knowledge that building a new home is a major investment. It’s time and money that doesn’t always come easily for many of us. You work hard for your money. You want a beautiful high quality home that fits your lifestyle and your budget. That’s why Crawford Homes are competitively priced.

work with you individually to ensure you get the best suited home for your investment.

For just under $340,000, including lot and GST, you can own a stunning, brand new two-story home on a lane lot in the new area of Edgewater. This lovely home is 1,080 square feet and includes a garage pad for future build. It also features the following standard items: covered veranda, two bedrooms, kitchen with work island and corner pantry, as well as a master bedroom featuring a walk-in closet and half bathroom.

is the limit. The Crawford drafting team will work closely with you to ensure you have the custom home of your dreams. High-end upgrades can include: granite countertops, luxurious hardwood and tile flooring, stunning custom fireplaces, beautiful custom tile work, high-end plumbing and electrical fixtures, in-floor heating systems, handcrafted customized wood work and more. If you can dream it, Crawford Homes can do it.

If you’re looking to give your home a flare of its own, that’s no problem. You can easily customize this home to include granite countertops, hardwood floor in the living room, fireplace and many other details that really add that personal touch. All upgrades are competitively priced, and Crawford’s sales agents will

Presently, Crawford Homes has a lovely home under construction in prestigious Harbour Landing at 4921 Wright Road that showcases what they can do. A dream come true, this amazing home backs onto walking paths and an abundance of green space. This stunning walk-out bungalow is planned to be

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Crawford Homes also builds stunning high end fully custom homes. Based on your personal needs and wants, when it comes to building these homes, the sky

fully developed. Once complete, it will boast more than 4,300 square feet of living space, featuring five bedrooms, four bathrooms and gorgeous kitchen with oversized island and corner pantry. There is also a spacious great room with doors leading to out to a large deck. Enjoy the formal dining area, which will be perfect for entertaining. As this luxuriously striking home is currently under construction, you can still purchase it and put your own customized finishing touches. No matter how big or how small, Crawford Homes is one of the few builders in the city that allows you to customize your home from the ground up. From custom blueprints, to choosing the perfect paint colour, Crawford Homes


will work with you every step of the way. The team at Crawford Homes believes that everyone should have their dream home. By allowing to you to customize their current floor plans, Crawford Homes is able to help get you into your dream home while keeping the costs low. For more information about how to make your dream home come true, call 306525-9801 or visit them online at www. crawfordhomes.ca. FLR Crawford Homes 100–533 Victoria Avenue 306.596-2678 www.crawfordhomes.ca

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Clutter X Gives You room to Grow Photos Henry Godnitz

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ou can’t magically add extra square feet of space to your home, but with the help of Clutter X, you can use each square foot to its fullest potential. For years, this Saskatchewanbased company has provided customized “organizing systems” to clients provincewide. The results are attractive and functional, elegant, uncluttered interiors.

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The organizational systems designed and installed by Clutter X include customized combinations of cabinetry, drawers, shelving, baskets, hampers, and other storage accessories. Created with specialty components from ClosetMaid, they are available in several colours. “The product has a lifetime warranty,” notes Mark Dean, Clutter X owner/president.

Installation and workmanship are likewise guaranteed. There are no limits to using organizational systems. The company’s website lists closets, garages, pantries, media rooms and offices as viable options; clients who begin with a “conventional” project often realize Clutter X’s suitability in other areas. “Typically, clients start with one


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and then creating the design. A special 3D design software allows the customer to see the design virtually prior to installation, and many customers make changes at this point. The flexible systems allow customers to add or make changes to their original design months or years later. “Once the consultation is complete, the customer has time to look it over and just give us a call to let us know they would like to proceed with the installation,” says Dean. Installation timelines vary greatly with each job. “Under a month, is usually what I tell people” Dean says. Sometimes, the installation is complete in days because of available base inventory; it works out well for customers with simple storage solutions. closet in their home and discover the functionality of the systems, and have us back to do more closets or other spaces in their homes,” comments Dean. Clutter X products have been used to create beautiful libraries, offices and more commonly “bedroom conversions.” The trend is to convert a previous spare bedroom into an amazing dressing room with all sorts of space and storage solutions. Clutter X systems are also an affordable alternative to major renovations for those seeking more storage space. “In older homes, we have done many wall units, some reaching over 10 meters high.” There is a solution for every space, and clients receive all their storage options at their consultation.

Potential Clutter X clients range from families in large homes trying to keep several spaces tidy, to condo owners making the most of limited room. It’s a simple and convenient procedure; an email or phone call is all that’s required to bring Clutter X to your home or workspace. “Our consultation is free of charge and very casual so that all the customer’s needs are addressed,” says Dean. Both the Clutter X designer and the client are involved in the quote, ensuring customer input. In remote areas where an in-home consultation is not an option, customers can email measurements, and a design and quote is sent back to them. The quote process involves measuring the space or spaces, discussing needs,

Dean or another Clutter X technician will install the system and complete a post-installation cleaning. Customer satisfaction is integral, and Dean emphasizes punctuality and reliability. “We try to achieve the best customer service in the industry,” he says. The Clutter X organizational system utilizes space better and makes everything more accessible. Many customers are so excited that they refer their friends and family to Clutter X. Clutter X believes that there is a place for everything, when everything has a place! FLR Clutter X 306.596.5792 mark@clutterx.ca www.clutterx.ca

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The RighT home, The RighT SeRvice By Nykea Marie Behiel

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hile the market started out slower this year, real estate sales were higher in the summer months of 2013 than in 2012,” says Joyce Tourney of RE/MAX Joyce Tourney Realty. “We also have a larger selection of homes on the market now than last year at this time.”

Joyce and her knowledgeable team are able to find something for everyone. Whether you’re a first time homeowner or a real estate mogul, they will find a home for you that suits your lifestyle ABOVE AND LEFT 10 Park Meadow Road

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and budget. Two distinctive listings from within the company, 10 Park Meadow Road and 6014 Wascana Court, offer very different kinds of elegance.

10 Park Meadow Road This gorgeous property is designed for entertaining. At over 3,000 square feet plus a developed basement, this home is both spacious and modern. The exquisite property includes 4.4 acres of land with mature landscaping. The large inground pool, slide, diving board, waterfall


planters and a sports court make for perfect summer days and nights. The master bedroom suite is lavish, featuring a two-sided gas fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, custom walk-in closet, televisions equipped with speakers, tiered ceilings and a beautiful Brazilian cherry hardwood mantle and bookcase. The Brazilian cherry hardwood, or Jatoba, is used extensively throughout the house along with porcelain tiles to create a classy, elegant feel. Three bedrooms, a bonus room and four bathrooms mean this home has plenty of flexibility. “One of the attractive features is a paved road right to the door; many acreages don’t have that advantage,” explains Joyce. Located on the edge of White City, you have all the advantages of an acreage (including the ability to have horses), while being near city amenities.

6014 Wascana Court “One of the key features of this house is location, location,” effuses Joyce. With a pie-shaped lot backing the park, very large backyard and high quality construction, this home won’t be on the market for long. “It’s very bright with large windows facing the park. There is a beautiful view from every room in the house.” Great for entertaining, a family lifestyle or something in between, this home also has a pro-sumer style workshop in the basement. The two-storey walk out is complete with exceptionally high ceilings and a striking spiral staircase. Four large bedrooms, five bathrooms, a loft and media room assures plenty of space for family and friends. The kitchen is the dream of every organized food-lover: two islands, two sinks, huge pantry, double ovens, Wolfe gas range and large mudroom. The luxurious master bedroom boasts a closet large enough for even the most fashion-savvy among us. To see these phenomenal homes or discuss other options, call Joyce and the team at RE/MAX Joyce Tourney Realty. FLR RE/MAX Joyce Tourney Realty 2350 2nd Avenue, Regina 306.789.1700 joyce@joycetourney.com www.joycetourney.com TOP 10 Park Meadow Road MIDDLE 6014 Wascana Court BOTTOM L 6014 Wascana Court BOTTOM R Joyce Tourney

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Consumer Choice Awards for Countertops 2013 (Bevelled Edge Countertops Ranked #1 in Regina and area by their peers and local consumers) L–R Ryan Riley, John Glasser, Lorna Glasser, Bill McBride

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he staff at The Bevelled Edge work very hard to achieve the high standard of service and product that they are now being recognized for. They know that nobody and no process is perfect, but they strive to get as close to that target as possible. Bevelled Edge staff tries to reward their customers for faith placed in them. They value their relationships with individual families, small businesses and corporate customers.

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Lorna, John, Neil and Grant Glasser are the family members who own and operate The Bevelled Edge. They are supported by a great staff. Several senior staff members provide great experience and expertise, and mentor newcomers to the trade. The Bevelled Edge Countertops fabricates a variety of different materials in their warehouse: quartz, granite, acrylic solid surface and laminate. They carry materials from many different suppliers,

and always have access to the latest colours and patterns. Their showroom was created to show the many options available to individual and corporate customers. It is a “must see” to make all the necessary choices for the final decision of a countertop purchase. The Bevelled Edge Countertops is keeping prices competitive and always striving to improve on every other aspect of their business. The motto “style, selection, service” has been a guiding force from the beginning;


Photo Scott Goodwill ABOVE The Bevelled Edge staff. Photo Scott Goodwill. RIGHT L–R Neil, John, Lorna and Grant. Photo Cal Fehr

they believe this is one reason why Regina and area residents have placed their trust in them and voted for The Bevelled Edge as the best countertop company in the area. They look forward to meeting you and helping to make your next countertop purchase the best experience in the entire renovation process. FLR The Bevelled Edge 1145 Rose Street Regina 306.790.8488 www.thebevellededge.com

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fter working in the Government for 30 years and raising her family, Kim Oberthier found her passion in real estate. “It was only once I retired and went into real estate that I realized how difficult it is for first time buyers to purchase property, and how much work goes into it all. The last time I had purchased property was in 1982, so things have changed a lot since then. It is truly rewarding to help make that process easier and more enjoyable for people.” In her real estate work, Oberthier is involved in every aspect of the buying or selling of her clients’ homes. She loves helping people and caters to all her clients’ special needs and concerns. However, she is not pushy with her clients and will not encourage them into a sale or situation that they are not entirely happy with. As her client, Betty-Lynn H. remarks, “Kim was very patient and understanding throughout the whole process. She is very knowledgeable and was able to assist me in making this huge decision.” While she is devoted to her RE/ MAX® real estate clients, in her spare time Oberthier is active in many local charities and volunteer organizations. Some of these organizations include Habitat for Humanity, the Mackenzie Infant Care Centre, the Women’s Build, and the Annual Charity Golf Classic put on by RE/MAX. She reflects, “I love working with Habitat

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for Humanity because it’s a way of getting those less fortunate into their own homes and help break the cycle of poverty. So they can stop paying so much for rent and build equity for themselves instead. Which is similar to what I do with my homebuyer clients as well — I help them get into a home they love so they can stop paying the high rental rates and start building up some equity.” The Mackenzie Infant Care Centre (MICC), a non-profit daycare for teen Moms attending school at The Shirley Schneider Support Centre, is especially close to Oberthier’s heart. Her work with the MICC is particularly rewarding because she herself was a pregnant teen many years ago. “When I attended SSSC (previously Balfour Special Tutorial) the daycare did not exist. But now, since more girls are keeping their babies, there is a great need for a daycare for these young mothers.” Oberthier has been involved in the MICC in some way or another ever since helping to fundraise for its creation 26 years ago. She also became a member of the Board of Directors two years ago. Having come to the real estate industry with years of life experiences, including 30 years of full-time work, Oberthier has very strong people skills: she can sense when they are truly happy with something, and can work well with all different kinds of people. Above all, she is always honest. She will point out issues with a house, even if there’s a possibility it will lose her a sale. As Shirley Schneider, her fellow board member and client attests, “[Kim] is most definitely a woman of great compassion and dedication.” If you choose her to help you buy or sell your house, you will be in very good hands. FLR

Kim Oberthier RE/MAX Crown Real Estate Regina and area 306.551.3119 koberthier@sasktel.net

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Show Suite located at 4205 Green Apple Drive • Project consists of 104 townhouse style condos • 56 units include detached garages • 1 electrified parking stall included Jason Rumpel and Jennica George, Sales Team

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ost people do forget, but most people underestimate how dirty their blinds actually are. While many of us spend the time cleaning our homes, and get the carpets cleaned occasionally, we often forget about our blinds. Blinds are the perfect place for allergens, germs, pet dander and nicotine to hide. By having your blinds cleaned at least once a year, you will have a much healthier home. Ultrasonic cleaning is safe, convenient and economical. Only ultrasonic blind

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Capital pointe Condos Downtown Luxury Living By Courtney tait

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magine sitting poolside, working out in the fitness centre, or unwinding with your favourite cocktail at the hotel bar. Sound like a vacation? At Capital Pointe Condos — the 26-storey hotel condominium development going up in downtown Regina — these activities could be part of your daily life. When you’re ready, just take the highspeed elevator home. Located on the northeast corner of Albert Street and Victoria Avenue on the former grounds of The Plains Hotel, Capital Pointe will feature 180 condos, with prices starting at $189,000. The wood, granite and glass-designed project was launched in May 2013 by The Augustine Group, a Niagara, Ontario-based developer; it is slated for completion in the fall of 2015. Brian Tilley, vice-president of marketing and sales, says the building will be modern, contemporary and urban. Capital Pointe is the only multi-use condo hotel residence between Toronto and Vancouver, and will be the tallest occupied building in Saskatchewan. “The people who have bought are very excited about the quality of life they’re going to have when they live in Capital Pointe,” says Tilley. “From the suite layouts to the finishes to the amenities of a hotel condominium — nowhere else has that in Regina.” Buyers can choose from studios or one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with nine-to-10-foot ceilings and luxury terraces overlooking Regina’s downtown centre. The contemporary style is enhanced with pre-finished engineered wood flooring or German-engineered, high-performance wide-plank laminate flooring. Custom-crafted kitchens feature stone or Corion counter tops, valance lighting and European-styled Energy Star™-rated appliances in black, white or stainless. Residents will enjoy using their deluxe 36 inch refrigerator, 24 inch cooktop, 24 inch oven, 18 inch or 24 inch dishwasher, microwave, range hood and stacked washer/dryer. The suites’ spa-inspired baths showcase white fixtures, custom cabinetry in imported Italian wood laminate, a choice of floor and bathtub porcelain tiles, a vanity mirror and recessed overhead light and dual-flush toilets.

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With sustainable elements a priority, Capital Pointe features Hydro metering, exterior glazing with Low E glass, and green roofs designed to harvest rainwater for irrigation. Energy-efficient in-suite HVAC systems with energy-recovery ventilators will permit individually controlled year-round heating or cooling. “Living in a building with sustainable features like this is beneficial to both the environment and the buyer,” says Tilley. “They have the highest standards of building materials with the least impact on the environment.” The neighbouring 144-suite Hilton Garden Inn will offer residents access to the kind of hotel amenities you’d expect while on holiday, with the privacy and exclusivity of a secure residence. “It has all the convenience you get when you stay in a hotel, but on your doorstep — without leaving the building,” says Tilley. A concierge will welcome residents home from either the Albert Street or courtyard entrance, leading to a serene lounge area. The downtown location is close to Victoria Park, the shops of Cornwall Centre and F.W. Hill Mall, the Wascana Centre and a variety of restaurants and theatres. Residents can mingle, grill on the BBQ and take in the city views from the landscaped rooftop deck. The Augustine Group was founded by Derek Martin, who has 22 years of experience in the heavy construction and bridge-building industries. Regina’s status as the second fastest growing city in Canada contributed to the development group’s decision to take over the Capital Pointe project from previous developer, BrightStar Corp. The city’s job creation, low unemployment and vacancy rates were other positive factors that made the ambitious project viable. Together, The Augustine Group’s three senior partners have more than 60 years’ experience in the construction industry. Several other projects are also being developed by the company, including a 17-storey condohotel development in Port Dalhousie, a suburb of St. Catherine’s. With more than 40 per cent of the condo suites already sold, Capital Pointe is set to be a popular residence for Reginans looking to elevate their living quarters. The condo designs are named after Canadian provinces and their capital cities, so buyers

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can choose from a variety of layouts, including the Labrador studio, the Victoria one-bedroom, the Regina two-bedroom, and the Ottawa three-bedroom. Capital Pointe’s Preview Centre on Victoria Avenue features sample finishings, kitchen vignettes and floor plans for interested buyers to peruse. Tilley says the condos are attracting everyone from first-time homebuyers to empty-nesters, with prices available for a range of budgets. “It’s a landmark residence in Regina and a landmark residence in western Canada,” says Tilley. “For people who want to

get into the market and into an exciting building, and who want to get rid of the maintenance that comes with owning a house and gain the conveniences of living downtown, this will be the place to live.” Capital Pointe’s Preview Centre is open Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. FLR The Augustine Group and Capital Pointe Preview Centre: 2511 Victoria Avenue Regina 306.757.1205 www.capitalpointeregina.com


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It’s an artful Craft: Guiding Principles for Selecting Artwork for Your Home BY Trina annand

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rtwork can be the finishing touch in a home or the inspiration that focuses a space. Purchasing fine art — whether it is a painting, photo, sculpture or tapestry — is the best way to put personal style into a space. Original artwork can be attained in a variety of different ways: from family and friends or even a yard sale. However the best way to truly get something that is a personal statement of who you are is to hand select pieces from a gallery. Those who can’t afford a Monet or a Riopelle can still find something unique and special for their homes.

or formal arrangement. There are rules for everything, but rules can be broken. It’s best to do what you love,” remarks Morris. If you find a piece of art you love that is too small for a space, a dramatic look can be achieved with an oversized mat that draws the eye into the artwork. Those who aren’t able to find the large scale pieces they love can find smaller fine art by an artist (or artists) and intermingle it with framed art from kids, vintage pieces or even a framed mirror for an eclectic look.

When selecting art size does matter, the scale of a piece of art needs to properly fit the space. Sherry Morris of J&S Picture Frame Warehouse is an expert in framing and discovered her true passion in her profession. “If you don’t have a large piece of art you can opt for groupings of smaller pieces. Odd numbers generally work best and can be arranged in a relaxed

Proper framing is an excellent way to preserve precious memories including art, baby clothes and designer garments. “Framing an object preserves it, creates a more professional presentation and when personal mementos are framed they become beautiful heirlooms,” notes Morris. A vintage photo has extra meaning when framed with a grandfather’s war medals or a piece of a wedding

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gown. People have multiple senses and the best experiences and memories are triggered by more than an image. Many people are overwhelmed by picking artwork for their home, but the process can be simple if you remember some guiding principles. Interior decorator Aimee Lauren reminds her clients to choose their art carefully. “Art adds a third dimension to a space. After all, there is only so much personality you can get out of a sofa and cushions. It doesn’t matter what colour your artwork is, you can always pull colour from it to add to a room.” It might seem like a good idea to pick art based on an existing colour scheme, but in the end when a room style or colour changes, the art no longer works. When you pick art you love it can work with any style. With her fine arts degree Lauren is able to help her clients decide on their personal style. With as little as a vase or piece of furniture she can elaborate on an era for her clients to focus their design senses on. “When doing anything, you always pull from history. Everything is inspired by something else; nothing is truly avant garde,” remarks Lauren. Art is an important feature in a home, but shouldn’t dominate a space; some spaces can simply not accommodate artwork. “Art isn’t for every room — they don’t all need it. A piece of art shouldn’t trump the function of a room or its size,” says Lauren. So before you purchase an expensive painting for your kitchen, ask yourself if the piece will be splattered with food or water. If nailing down a style proves harder than expected, there are several galleries and online companies that rent out art to the indecisive decorator. If you are looking for something truly unique and one of a kind, local galleries can often put you in contact with an artist you love for a commissioned piece. Professionally crafted personal portraits were quite popular for many centuries. Art is always a wise investment if it is properly cared for. It gives a unique sense of your interests and personal style, so why not visit a gallery to discover the next addition to your home? FLR

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Melissa Kuntz, Summit II, 2013, gouache on paper, 23 x 29 inches

SLATE Fine Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan’s newest contemporary gallery features work from surfacing and established Canadian artists. With a focus on Saskatchewan, the Art you will find at SLATE is modern and innovative with visual strength, sophistication and lasting impact. Monthly exhibitions, live performances and special events are all equally inspiring.

MELISSA KUNTZ MELISSA KUNTZ is a Regina, SK born artist whose work invokes a sense of remembrance balanced on the edge of nostalgia. Melissa Kuntz lives in Pennsylvania, USA where she teaches at Clarion University. Her paintings on both canvas and paper can be found in public collections in Halifax, Montreal and Boston.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS SEPT. 12–OCT. 19 Janet Macpherson, Decoy Gabriela Garcia-Luna, Gathered Light SEPT. 12–OCT. 12 Coming Into View multi-artist show honouring the Indian Group of Seven OCT. 15 & 16 Joe Fafard, Joel Fafard & Joel Schwartz A Tune to Art Touring Exhibition and Musical Performance OCT. 24–NOV. 16 Victor Cicansky To the Garden NOV. 21–JAN. 11 Winter Exhibition SLATE family of artists

Victor Cicansky, Apple Pedestal Table, 2006, patinated bronze, 28 x 21 x 21 inches

VICTOR CICANSKY Finding inspiration in nature, VICTOR CICANSKY creates bronze and ceramic sculptures that resonate with life. He has exhibited his work extensively across Canada, the United States and Europe. A recipient of the Order of Canada, Victor was born and raised in Regina where he continues to live and work. His work will be featured in To The Garden, a solo exhibition at Slate Fine Art Gallery in October of 2013.

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David Thauberger, Long Summer, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

DAVID THAUBERGER Ubiquitous grain elevators are portrayed in all their glory by DAVID THAUBERGER as he effectively captures the strength and vibrancy of the architectural vernacular of the prairies. Born in Holdfast, SK, David Thauberger lives and works in Regina and is a member of the Order of Canada, a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Medal and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He earned his BFA in 1971 and his MA in 1972 from California State University (Sacramento). He then studied with Rudy Autio at the University of Montana in Missoula, earning his MFA in 1973. He studied ceramics with sculptor David Gilhooly who served as an early mentor, inspiring Thauberger and others to create art that was rooted in their own life experience and their own geographical region. Thauberger has become internationally known for his paintings of the cultural icons of Saskatchewan. His achievements were recognized recently when he was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Saskatchewan Artist Award in 2009 and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2012.

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Joe Fafard, Ula, 2013, patinated bronze, 16 x 20.5 x 11 inches

JOE FAFARD Artist and sculptor, JOE FAFARD creates bronze sculptures that posses the vibrancy and personality found in us all. One of Canada’s leading professional visual artists, Fafard has exhibited a wide variety of work in galleries and museums across the country and around the world. Originally from Ste. Marthe, Saskatchewan, Joe Fafard has his home and studio outside of Lumsden, Saskatchewan.

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The STyle QuoTienT iS high AT FonTAine Bleu By Apolline lucyk

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nspired by the Hollywood Glamour of the 1960s, Fontaine Bleu offers its residents the best in condo living, including glamorous design finishes, a fabulous location, a wide range of amenities and high-quality building all for a very affordable price. Fontaine Bleu is located on the corner of Gordon Road and Universal Crescent in Harbour Landing. The complex backs onto the scenic Showler Park, as well as an environmental reserve, creating for its residents a picturesque, natural atmosphere. Furthermore, Harbour Landing’s village square is just down the street, making the location both scenic and convenient.

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Fontaine Bleu will have 202 multifamily apartment style units, each complete with central air conditioning, energy efficient windows and energy star appliances. The complex will boast fantastic amenities for its residents, including a theatre room, a fitness centre, heated underground parking and a car and dog wash bay within the underground parking. There will even be a guest suite in the building which residents can book for their visiting guests. Fontaine Bleu offers its residents a variety of luxurious design finishes to personalize their suite, and each finish is named after the famous 1960s

Hollywood movie star it was inspired by. The James Dean package boasts a mix of linoleum and carpet flooring, and a choice of Formica counter tops, many of which are deeply reminiscent of the stylish ‘60s. And there is the option to upgrade to the Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor or Marilyn Monroe packages, which boast a variety of luxurious design combinations from hardwood flooring with maple cabinets and granite countertops to black leather flooring with blingy backsplash and red quartz countertops. The building also offers eight different layout options named after mid-century Hollywood movies


such as Some Like it Hot and Rebel Without a Cause, further reflecting the allure of the suites. Fontaine Bleu has a very personable, friendly atmosphere. “I am a member of the Anderson Builders Group Team and will handle all the sales and follow up for Fontaine Bleu. This enables us to streamline the whole process, making it easy and enjoyable for our client. It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know everyone and welcome them to the Fontaine Bleu Family” notes Connie Wolbaum, the building’s project development manager. For anyone interested in seeing what the finished suites will look like, Fontaine Bleu has a temporary show suite featuring their New York, New York layout available for viewing at 1827 Albert St., on the corner of 11th Avenue and Albert St. in downtown Regina, which is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 3 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. Connie is always at the show suite during opening hours to answer any questions you might have about the project, or she can always be reached at 306.552.5644. Prices at Fontaine Bleu start at $199,900 for a one-bedroom, onebathroom, and one-den suite, and $254,900 for a suite of two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Fontaine Bleu offers its residents a fabulous location, luxurious amenities, beautiful design finishes, and a high-quality build, all without the large cost attached. With its luxurious amenities and stylish design options, Fontaine Bleu will bring a whole new condo experience to Regina. Fontaine Bleu is set to be completed and ready for possession in the Spring 2014. FLR

Fontaine Bleu Temporary Show Suite: 1827 Albert St., Regina 306.552.5644 www.fontainebleu.ca

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Luther CoLLege Celebrates 100th Anniversary Photos courtesy of Luther coLLege

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or over a century, Luther College has been dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence in a Christian context. Luther Academy was founded in 1913 by a group of German settlers who were concerned about the education their children were receiving. Located in Melville, Saskatchewan, the academy taught a wide range of subjects including traditional high school curricula, plus German, Greek, Latin, business, agriculture, civics, and penmanship. Thirty-two students were registered that first year, with the first class graduating from Luther Academy in 1917-18.

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By 1926, the school was relocated to 1500 Royal Street in Regina, Saskatchewan due to increasing demand for space. At this time, Luther Academy also changed its name to Luther College as the school became recognized as a junior college by Capital University in Ohio, and therefore was accredited to teach one year of university courses. In 1927, the University of Saskatchewan also recognized Luther as a junior college and accepted its university-level classes for credit. The awarding of junior college status by the province’s only university was

a clear recognition of the school’s high academic standards. But Luther College also emphasized education of the whole individual, including spiritual growth through daily chapel and social growth through extra-curricular activities such as sports, drama, band and musicals. The result of such an education was evident when two high school alumni, Greg Brandt (HS’55) and Robert Condon McKenzie (HS’66) received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships. The tradition continued later at the college’s university campus with three


more Rhodes scholars: Bryan Hillis (U’78), Roger Petry (U’90) and Dwight Newman (U’96). As the number of students at Luther College High School grew from 108 to 360 by the 1960s, so too did the diversity of the student body. The first international students began to arrive in the 1960s and Luther has continued to welcome students of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds: by 2012, 19 per cent of the students at the High School were international and five per cent, First Nations. In 1964, Luther received an invitation to “federate” with the Regina Campus of the University of Saskatchewan. Construction began on Luther’s second campus in 1968 once a federation agreement was signed, and the doors opened in September 1971. The new campus then became a federated

college of the University of Regina (U of R) when the U of R became an independent degree-granting institution in 1974. Luther’s university campus offers students courses in the liberal arts (Arts, Fine Arts and Science), small class sizes and one-on-one academic advising. An emphasis has always been placed on the importance of faculty instruction as well as research. The first “lectureship series” on the University of Regina campus was organized by Luther in 1977 when the inaugural “Luther Lecture” was held, with the purpose of providing a distinctive and stimulating contribution to the life of the university and the general community. A distinguished scholar or leader of note has been invited each year to give a public talk on matters of spiritual and social importance. One of the lecturers was Dr. Henry Taube (HS’33), an alumnus of Luther

College. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1983 in honour of his work in the study of mechanisms of electron transfer reactions in metal complexes. The only Saskatchewaneducated Nobel Laureate, Dr. Taube returned to Luther in 1988 to give the annual Luther Lecture. Luther College High School alumnus, Reverend Dr. Rebecca Voigts Larson (HS’68), was also awarded the Nobel Prize 14 years

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later in 1997 in honour of her work as chair of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). In 1984, the high school began to offer the International Baccalaureate Program (IB), which strives to promote international understanding and peace, and provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends regular curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that universitybound students need to master. Luther was the first school in Saskatchewan to offer this diploma program in the early 1980s, and is currently one of only five IB schools in the province. By the end of the 20th century, total enrollment reached 1,412 (429 at the High School and 983 registered at the University). By 2013, almost half of the students living in the Luther Residence at the university campus

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consisted of international students, with the majority of students coming from China, Nigeria and Brazil. At the high school campus, over 20 per cent of the students living in the residence were international, with the majority coming from China. As Luther College prepares to honour a century of faithfulness on the Thanksgiving weekend (October 10 to 13, 2013), the long-standing tradition of providing a “quality education in a Christian context� will lead Luther into the next 100 years of academic excellence. FLR

Luther College University Campus 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina High School Campus 1500 Royal Street, Regina www.luthercollege.edu

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100 Years Strong. Acrodex would like to congratulate Luther College on their 100th Anniversary as an educational institution. Over the last hundred years, Luther College has provided training, guidance and mentorship to build corporate leaders, business owners and educators. It is a worthy accomplishment to have made a tremendous impact locally in Regina, as well as throughout Canada and around the world. Alumni should be proud of their achie achievements and take pride in the values and ethics they learnt while attending Luther College. Acrodex is pleased to have provided technology services to Luther College in the past, and we look forward to working together in the future. Congratulations on your first 100 years, and to your ongoing success of shaping the leaders of today and tomorrow.

29 Years Strong. Since 1984, Acrodex has been providing IT services to thousands of education institutions, public sector and corporate sector clients across Canada. We are a national company with a local feel - our Regina office has worked with hundreds of organizations in Saskatchewan for over 5 years. We know computers and information systems are complex. That’s why you need a trusted and experienced source to guide your organization through technology challenges. Desktop support, hardware provisioning, software licensing agreements, data storage infrastructure, Acrodex does it all - in the cloud or with equipment on your site. Let us help you maximize your technology investment, so you can focus on your business.

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Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals: What You Need to Know

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I want to start a business. What do I do?

Laura Small, CEO Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc. 108-502 Cope Way, Saskatoon 306.477.7173 100-1919 Rose Street, Regina 306.359.9732 info@womenentrepreneurs.sk.ca www.womenentrepreneurs.sk.ca

Several likely steps include: • Develop a concept or business idea. • Decide if this is right for you. Do you have the necessary skills and time to start this business? • Conduct investigative research and a feasibility study. Could this become a viable business? • Write a business plan. Your plan will vary based on the nature of the business you want to open.

Do I need to be a member to access Women Entrepreneurs’ programs and services? For the most part, yes. We have two different memberships available: full and associate. Both of these memberships give you unlimited access to our business advisory services where you have the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with a business advisor and start specifically discussing any issues or challenges you would like help with in your new or existing business. Depending on the type, these memberships also offer other benefits, including discounts on training seminars, use of client resources,

While some of this may sound insurmountable, Women Entrepreneurs can help guide you through the process. Even though opening a business is a lot of work, it is fun and exciting as well; make sure you enjoy the experience.

I have an existing business. How can Women Entrepreneurs help me? Women Entrepreneurs supports women in all stages of business: from start-up, to expansion, to succession planning. We can help you with business advising, expansion lending, training opportunities to further grow your

business, mentoring and networking opportunities and various other aspects relevant to your current business.

If I was looking for start-up or expansion capital, how long does it take to get a loan from Women Entrepreneurs? How long it takes to get a loan depends on several variables; the most important is whether you have completed your business plan. A business advisor at Women Entrepreneurs will meet with you and assist you in compiling the necessary information. Once your plan is finalized, a loan application is completed. From there, a review and recommendation takes approximately two weeks. For further information on how Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan can assist you with your new or existing business, call to register for Business Beginnings. This is a free one-hour session offered twice a week in both Saskatoon and Regina that will introduce you to the entrepreneurial process and further describe all of the programs and services you can access in order to help you succeed in business. FLR Women Entrepreneurs is supported by Western Economic Diversification Canada.

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Challenging the StatuS Quo By Janet Lee

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ne size fits all. It’s a common phrase that never really fits anyone, does it? This is especially true when it comes to financial planning.

believed consumers would demand more value and direction in their financial lives. TCM wanted to help those who wished to challenge the status quo.

This fundamental belief was the premise behind the creation of TCM Financial Studio. After 20 years in the wealth management business, John Hewson started to question whether consumers were really getting true value for money. He sensed a wave of change coming and

It turns out that John’s two sons, Taylor and Connor, were also looking to push the financial planning envelope, and challenging the status quo came very naturally to both of them. They knew they were capable of making a difference: it was time to lead a financial planning revolution.

Changing the course of financial planning became the goal. “We wanted a more open and modern concept,” says Taylor. “We also wanted to challenge each other to uncover our best work, our genius work, use our keenest insights and find a way to share what we learned; we felt like artists,” says Connor. “We wanted people to experience a different way of creating their financial future that truly resonated with their goals,” adds John.

ABOVE L–R John Hewson, Taylor Hewson, Connor Hewson. Photo Calvin Fehr.

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Applying their beliefs to their business name and their physical office space, they opened a “financial studio” — the first of its kind. They don’t take the name lightly. “Financial planning is an art form,” says Connor. The open-concept office environment allows for collaboration and mixes both right-brain and left-brain thinking that requires a keen perspective about life; for TCM, that’s the game changer. Don’t be surprised that when you meet with John, Taylor or Connor that they may have an architectural plan under their arm. Part of their unique process involves rolling out an actual personalized financial blueprint for your future. It’s a holistic approach to looking at your finances, and the visual nature of the planning tool allows opportunities to be uncovered more easily. “It also engages the client immediately,” says Connor. “That is fundamental to our process; it’s a true partnership from the beginning.” “We also take time to talk to our clients about the kind of debt they may have,” remarks Taylor. “We help our clients to look at how that fits with their goals and needs for their family over the next 10

to 20 years. It’s never too early to start creating your future!” “This approach has shone a light on what we have known to be true for a long time,” says John. “True innovators focus on trust and leadership.” TCM’s collective gift for authentic innovation is palpable. At TCM, it’s “game on”; the financial planning revolution has begun! FLR To be part of the revolution, go to tcmfinancial.ca or call 306.525.4707.

TCM Financial Studio Suite 802–4010 Pasqua Street Regina 306.525.4707 www.tcmfinancial.ca

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heir “merchandise” might include jewellery, kitchen accessories or makeup. Whatever their product, most of us know someone engaged in “direct selling,” the business model practiced by companies who allow interested individuals to become independent “salespeople.” Such salespeople then sell to family, friends and acquaintances, or at social gatherings. Since the mid-20th century, direct selling has become a hit with salespeople and customers alike. You may even have thought about going into business for yourself. If so, what’s holding you back? Does getting paid to host a “girls’ night” seem too good to be true? You probably won’t get rich quick via direct selling, but it can be a solid side gig. What product you sell comes down to personal taste:

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direct-selling companies deal in candles, cosmetics, dishware, jewellery, lingerie and more. You’re sure to find something to appeal to your “target market” (who, starting out, will be those closest to you socially). Selling is an art. You can’t just hope customers will come to you; you’ve got to sell proactively. But no one wants to be subjected to “high pressure” sales — not even your nearest and dearest. Successful selling means both hyping your product and knowing when to back off. Many companies provide sales training, and some will even pair you with another salesperson for mentoring. Opportunities exist in numerous companies to earn income in addition to product sales. Many embrace “multi-

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level marketing,” a structure which allows salespeople to recruit others to the company. Typically, there’s a bonus for recruitment: for instance, a percentage of your protégé’s sales. Plenty of direct selling businesses provide extra perks for new, or especially successful, salespeople: such “pluses” can range from complementary merchandise to more lavish prizes. If you’re already a host by habit — if you love dressing your best, serving drinks and snacks, and catching up with new and old friends — direct selling and home selling parties offer an opportunity to turn a favourite pastime into a profitable, professional venture. You’re sure to have fun along the way. After all, how often do you get to throw a party that pays for itself? FLR


New to CaNada — april 2013 A Ground Level Opportunity

For 58 years in the United States, Park Lane Jewellery has empowered people to discover their potential and realize their dreams. Imagine loving what you do and having fun at the same time? Earn full-time profits in part-time hours! Founded in 1955 by Shirley and Arthur LeVin, Park Lane today remains a family-owned and operated company. Guided by the philosophy and values of the past and inspired by the promise of the future, the LeVin brothers Scott, Mark and Arthur III, are dedicated to providing exquisite jewellery and incomparable programs designed to reward our customers, hostesses and our representatives. It is the most flexible, innovative and lucrative opportunity available in the direct sales industry. Park Lane offers something special to everyone; we invite you to explore the possibilities! As the world’s leading direct sales jewellery party plan company, Park Lane proudly

offers exceptional quality jewellery that is backed by an unconditional guarantee. The $12 Bonus Item for customers, the Five Star hostess reward program, and the opportunity to have a home-based business as a Park Lane representative are just a few of the extraordinary incentives that make Park Lane an industry leader. As it has for 58 years, it all begins with the jewellery. Jewellery expresses your mood, your attitude, your personality. Jewellery places your signature on your outfit. If you are in search of the perfect gift, jewellery is always appreciated and appropriate. Fashionforward, unique and exquisitely handcrafted, many Park Lane creations are inspired by world-renowned

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designers. Wear Park Lane jewellery with pride, and you will sparkle with beauty and confidence everywhere you go! If you are reading this, what are you waiting for? Contact Erin Marchuk by visiting www.parklanejewellery.ca/rep/ ErinsGems to learn more. FLR

Erin Marchuk Fashion Director|Team Leader Jeans Jewels showcasing Park Lane Jewellery p: 306.543.4616 c: 306.526.3044 emarchuk@sasktel.net www.parklanejewellery.ca/rep/ErinsGems

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his year, I celebrated my 10-year milestone with Partylite. I can still remember my first show a decade ago — how nervous I was presenting the product, how I wasn’t sure if I would make any money, or if I knew enough people having moved from a different city just two months prior. All I knew is that I had a strong love of the candles, and that I wanted to make a bit of extra money for myself and my family. Ten years later, I am happy to report that I still have the same love and passion for our company as on Day One. I love the quality of our candles — exciting and new product, twice a year — and our amazing fragrances. I love our incredible hostess program

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and how I get to spoil my hosts/ hostesses with free and discounted product. To date, I have given away close to $100,000 in free product. I also love that I get to help others earn additional income, whether it be an extra $100 to $2,000 a month, just by hosting shows. Partylite has also given me the skills and training over the years to be able to provide a consistent income for my family, earning seven trips worldwide (including France, Spain and Italy) and be recognized as one of the top leaders in Canada. If you love candles like me, I invite you to contact me to find out more information about Partylite, or learn how you can redecorate your home for free or low cost. FLR

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Jamie Lavalley Leader , Partylite Gifts 306.529.4932 www.partylite.biz/jamielavalley


Jockey Person To Person The Fastest Growing New Division of Global Giant, Jockey International

Passion Parties Earn Income Help Enhance Relationships

Our fashion collection is designed to help women look their best, be comfortable, and feel chic and confident at any age, size or fashion personality. A former business acquaintance introduced me to Jockey. I loved the clothes and business opportunity and eagerly became a Jockey Person to Person independent stylist. I love the Jockey business. I get paid to help many wonderful women, socializing and meeting new friends at style shows. These great quality clothes and styles sell themselves. Jockey Person to Person allows a flexible schedule with unlimited income. Last year, this division paid out over $7 million in commissions. I do it on my time, bringing in extra income that will allow an enjoyable retirement. The business is new and growing, and there is definitely a place for you! FLR

Betty Whalley Comfort Stylist with Jockey Person to Person 306.551.7766 bdwhalley@gmail.com

My name is Crystal Pederson, Independent Consultant and Executive Director with Passion Parties速. Passion Parties has been enhancing relationships for almost 20 years, presenting adult premier sensual products in a fun, informative and confidential way at home parties. Invite your friends, and I will bring the store to your home, so you can view products that arouse passion and enrich relationships. Becoming a Passion Parties consultant was the best decision of my life. It gave me a stronger sense of self confidence, and has given me the opportunity to help other women build relationships in the bedroom and in business. To contact to book a home presentation or purchase online go to www.skpassion.com. FLR

Crystal Pederson Passion Parties Executive Director Silver Star Qualifier 2012 306.280.0133 Shop Securely on line at: www.skpassion.com

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EXPERTAdvice Networking Your Way to Wealth

stream) has surpassed 250 people and is growing rapidly. I call this one the “Four Year Retirement Plan.” Most folks have a 40-year retirement plan: work for someone else for forty-odd years, and then — hopefully — retire. For me, I plan to have considerable monthly income coming in within four years. And I want my friends and associates who are on my NuCerity team to also be able to control their financial future.

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love to make money. I focus primarily on real estate investments. My husband, Warren and I have grown our real estate portfolio to 273 rental units with an estimated value of $25 million in a little more than five years.

But what I also love is to help other people make money — and lots of it. My current focus of helping others is through the network marketing business, NuCerity, which produces a one-of-akind barrier technology: a breathable night masque that creates an amazingly healthy climate for the skin to rehydrate and rejuvenate itself. In a short period of time, my down line (business associates in her commission

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Network marketing companies like NuCerity are hidden gems to building financial wealth. Many of the world’s leading business people such as Rich Dad Poor Dad author, Robert Kiyosaki, are recommending network marketing as a way to create a substantial residual income stream. Warren Buffett — the world’s richest investor — owns shares in three network marketing companies. He calls these an investor’s dream, with steady annual growth, healthy cash flows, high return on invested capital, and longterm prospects for global expansion. Network marketing offers low start-up costs and virtually no overhead. It’s a viable opportunity for almost anyone. Most folks feel overwhelmed at first regarding where to begin. I often used weekends and evenings to study for the next phase of my life. People should also take comfort in the fact that, when starting out, you don’t have to do

everything at once. Focus on building your business one step at a time. I believe that most people do network marketing everyday — they just don’t get paid for it. Think about the last restaurant you went to. Did someone you know tell you about it? How did you find your current dentist? Doctor? Hairdresser? Favorite makeup line? It’s natural for people to tell others about a product or service that they have come to use, know and love.

Harvard Business School Network Marketing Criteria Network marketing is now being taught in more than 200 colleges, including Harvard Business School (HBS). After extensive research into the network marketing industry, HBS developed three criteria that a network marketing company must meet in order to make it a desirable opportunity. The three criteria are: 1. The company should be at least 18 months old, as 90 per cent of all network marketing companies that fail do so in the first 18 months. 2. The company should have a product which is unique and highly consumable; unique in this case means that you have an exclusive product that can only


be purchased from your company’s distributors. A product that is highly consumable means repeated sales, thereby guaranteeing customer loyalty versus a one-time sale and having to continually be locating new customers. 3. It needs to be a “ground floor” opportunity. HBS suggests that if the number of existing distributors is less than 100,000, it is to be considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You should also consider the following when exploring network marketing companies: • Look for trends. Anti-aging, for example, is and will continue to be a huge market, particularly with the baby boomers beginning to age. The anti-aging industry is now a $200 billion dollar industry, and in five years is expected to be a $500 billion industry. • Study the founders. Have they built other successful businesses? Do they seem to come from a place of honesty and integrity? I certainly haven’t led a “silver spoon” life. At the age of sixteen, I had a child and dropped out of high school. I later completed school, then began a series of waitress and secretarial jobs, all as

a single mother. What carried me from “there” to “here”? Personal development. I love studying about personal development and business. I have bought and read thousands of books on attitude, goal setting and living with passion. I have attended numerous seminars and listened to countless audio programs. Warren and I have travelled throughout Canada, the United States and other parts of the world to attend seminars put on by some of the best speakers and entrepreneurs. I have done all this with one simple goal in mind: to get better. Once a person finds their true passion and commits to building multiple income streams, having that solid knowledge foundation regarding money, wealth and business are vitally important to success. I want folks to study wealth and living a wealthy lifestyle the same as if they were still in school studying math or science or spelling. My first book, Multiple Ways to Wealth, will be published this fall. In it, I will discuss personal development, building income streams, and creating a wealthy lifestyle. I see myself more as a financial educator rather than a financial advisor, and Multiple Ways to Wealth will be an ideal way to help my clients, associates and friends build their wealthy lifestyle.

Multiple income streams — different businesses or investments that, when built up correctly, provide residual monthly income — are vital to anyone seeking financial stability and wealth. Warren and I don’t rely on only one source for our money. Having only one income source, particularly if it’s a job working for someone else, not only limits your possibilities, it significantly increases your risk. If you only have one income source and that income source dries up, you are in trouble. We have four, five or even six income sources at any one time; if one dries up or slows down for us, we can move to the others to produce significant cash flow coming into our bank account on a monthly or even daily basis. FLR

About Edna Keep Edna Keep is a successful entrepreneur, real estate investor, and soon-to-be author. To contact Edna, visit her website at www.EdnaKeep.com, or www.multiplewaystowealth.com, call 306.536.6266 or email 3drealestate@sasktel.net.

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t’s an exciting time as the automobile industry moves forward with new environmentally-friendly technology. The Ford Motor Company has been busy making strong advances in the field of energy efficiency. As part of Ford Canada’s Power of Choice tour, a demonstration was held in June in the parking lot of the RCMP Heritage Museum in Regina. The demonstration featured three of Ford’s latest fuel efficient vehicles, from hybrid to electrics to ultraefficient gas-powered cars: the 2013 Escape with the EcoBoost, 2013

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Fusion Hybrid and the 2013 C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid. In addition to showcasing this exciting product line, a presentation was also hosted by Scott Kuzma, Ford of Canada’s assistant marketing manager for cars. “We pride ourselves on offering customers the power of choice, including 15 vehicles with EcoBoost engines and five new electrified vehicles,” states Kuzma, “We are absolutely committed to top fuel economy with every new vehicle we introduce, and the Power of Choice tour is helping people learn how they can achieve that in their own lives.”

Kuzma was joined via videoconference by Gil Portalatin, Ford’s chief program engineer for electrified programs and integration. The presentation profiled each of the vehicles being featured and discussed some tips for green driving which are of particular interest — especially when gas prices are high.

Greener Thinking As Ford continues to honour its commitment to offer a line of vehicles for environmentally-conscious consumers, they are also making a positive impact on the industry as whole. Ford is


now offering a product lineup of five electrified vehicles featuring the Focus Electric, Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid. In addition, two plug-in hybrids are also now available to customers: the Fusion Energi and the C-Max Energi. EcoBoost is the newest of Ford’s smaller displacement turbocharged gas engines. Compared to a traditional gas engine, the EcoBoost engine provides up to 20 per cent in fuel savings and almost 15 per cent carbon dioxide reductions. Performance is not compromised; the V6 EcoBoost engine offers the performance level of a conventional V8 — with the fuel economy of a small V6. The charge in the lithium-ion batteries in both the hybrid and plug-in models will

last up to 43 kilometres. How long does such a battery last before maintenance or replacement is needed? “We warranty all our lithium-ion batteries for 10 years,” says Kuzma.

Thrilling New Products Sustainability is another amazing feature about these vehicles. Moving away from the traditional manufacturing materials, Ford is identifying opportunities to use renewable and recycled materials. For vehicles built in North America, soybeanbased foam material is being used in seat cushions, backs and head restraints. A number of recycled materials are also being used, such as yarns for seat fabrics and denim for interior padding; nylon carpet is being made into resin for cylinder head covers.

Vehicles showcased at the June event were also available for test driving. Boasting a sleek design, all three have a certain “sizzle” that a lot of the newer vehicles seem to lack; perhaps this comes as much from the exciting technology behind the design. With an exciting line up of vehicles like this — stylish and spectacular — it’s evident that North America’s love and fascination for the automobile is being rekindled. FLR Main page Ford’s 2013 C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, picture courtesy of Ford Motor Company page 2 left “Green” Bio materials used in the manufacturing of the cars top right Ford’s latest fuel efficient cars going out for test drives Middle l–r The team show off some of the features of the cars BottoM Ford’s Park assist feature demo

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The soybean Car anD henry ForD A Man Ahead of His Time by Henry ForD MuseuM photos ForD MoTor coMpany

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s we celebrate Henry Ford’s 150th birthday, we are reminded of his pioneering spirit. In fact nearly 70 years ago, Henry Ford was one of the first in his time to use an agricultural product in his vehicle by building a plastic car from soybeans. Today, Ford Motor Company continues his vision by using a variety of natural products in the creation of its vehicles including yams, wheat, corn, wood chips and soybeans. Henry Ford first began experimenting with soybeans to make plastic automobile parts in the 1940s. The experiments resulted in the creation of a soybean “plastic-bodied car.” Ford eventually unveiled the “Soybean Car” on August 13, 1941 at Dearborn Days, an annual community festival.

The car was a combination of steel and plastic. Fourteen plastic panels attached to a tubular steel frame, resulting in a vehicle that weighed approximately 2,000 pounds. This new plastic vehicle was 1,000 pounds lighter than the typical steel vehicles made at that time. Henry Ford reportedly built the “Soybean Car” because he wanted to create a project which combined industry with agriculture. He also believed that plastic panels made the car safer than traditional steel panels. Additionally, there was a shortage of metal at the time the car was built.

Ford hoped his new plastic material might replace the traditional metals used in cars. A second soybean vehicle was in the process of being built when World War II broke out. The war led to the suspension of all auto production and, as a result, the plastic car experiment. The Ford Motor company’s commitment to using sustainable products has only strengthened with today’s vehicles such as the Ford Fusion. The company uses soy-based polyurethane foam for seat cushions, seatbacks and headliners. Wheat straw and other plant fiber-reinforced plastics are used for vehicle storage bins and interior door panels. Engineering wood technology (recycled and renewable) is used for interior trim. Yarns are being made into seat fabrics, cotton from blue jeans

are made into interior padding, nylon carpeting is being made into resin for cylinder head covers and sugars made from corn, beet and cane are being examined for use in biodegradable plastic parts.

While innovative and exciting, Ford’s foray into the use of sustainable products in its vehicles has a long history, showing that Ford Motor Company founder, Henry Ford, was a man ahead of his time. FLEW CloCkwise froM top Henry Ford(right) and his Soyabean Car, 1941 Henry Ford with a soy plastic trunk panel, Soyabeans from the field, 1941 Ford experimental car with soybean plastic body panels.


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he air is so rarified in this world of bank-breaking vehicles that performance specifications become meaningless — like trying to comprehend a trillion stars in the sky, what does 750 horsepower even mean? Or, what does going from 0-100 km/h in less than three seconds feel like? This is an exclusive club of cars beyond the comprehension of most people. The common trait of supercars is their very limited production runs, handcrafted quality and heart-melting beauty. They have more in common with sculpture than they do with transportation.

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L–R Aston Martin and Ferrari Enzo.

One of the least expensive, but most popular supercars is the Ferrari Enzo. At only $670,000 US, it screams performance with its extremely low profile and large rear air scoops. It will reach more than 340 km/h — if you want to risk the jail time. For a classic sports car look, you may want to dig a little deeper and pay the $970,000 price tag for the gull-winged McLaren F1. But for real eye-popping reactions, check out the Lamborghini Veneno. Like something out of a future Batman movie, the car costs $3.9 M and requires a purgatorial stint on a waiting list, as only three are produced each year.

In the market? Kulu Punia, owner of Calgary’s KULU Motorcar Inc., has been selling specialty cars since 1995. He occasionally ships one of his beauties to a customer in Saskatchewan or has a visitor from the province in his store. “We sell cars all over Canada, including a few in Saskatchewan,” Punia says. He says in general his clients are between 45 and 50 years old and have reached the sweet spot in their lives where they’ve

earned a little money and are ready to start treating themselves. KULU’s niche is the sports cars segment, although they have sold some sedans and high-end SUVs. Punia often deals with limited editions Ferraris — like Enzos or F40s and F50s — that get into the $1 million-plus range. But most of the transactions average around $100,000. He says while it seems like a lot of money, the people he deals with don’t blanch at the price tag. “Generally speaking, to sell a $200,000 car is easier than selling a $50,000 car, just because people know exactly what they want, and if you have it they just go ahead and buy it. With people looking at $30,000 to $50,000 cars, they’re test driving five different cars at five different places, trying to arrange for financing or trying to trade in a car.” He says high-end transactions are usually smoother because these are the type of people that if they see it and like it, they buy it and drive away. “And typically, [with] most of the stuff that we have to sell, there aren’t 10 other ones to compare.” Saskatoon got its own premium car dealership in 2010. Bruce Duguay, sales manager at Porsche Centre Saskatchewan, says the province has really welcomed

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the brand. The Porsche dealership in Saskatoon has been open for three years — one year in its new location on Brand Road in the city’s south end. “There’s been steady growth for Porsche sales over the last few years. When we started in 2010, we didn’t quite know what to expect from Saskatchewan’s market,” says Duguay. “And the year over year growth has actually been quite a bit higher than what we originally projected. For example, this year we’re on track to sell about 66 new Porsches and about 25 certified pre-owned Porsches. We’ve definitely provided a healthy injection into the ultra-premium segment in this province.”

L–R TOP–BOTTOM Lamborghini Veneno, Lamborghini Reventon and Bugatti Veyron

Duguay says awareness has really grown in the last two years through word-ofmouth from its customers, who are often professionals. “It just gets around their industries that they had a great sales and service experience with us.” The most popular Porsche in Saskatchewan is the Cayenne sport utility vehicle — especially the diesel model. It’s a year-round vehicle that seats five and drives and handles like a sports car, says Duguay. A new Cayenne can be had for about $60,000, but with options and a high-performance engine clients can spend up to $200,000.

Get behind the wheel For those who yearn to experience the world’s best automobiles, but have limited financial resources, there is a temporary remedy. GTA Exotics in Toronto (gtaexotics.ca) offers a variety

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of packages that allow members of the public to test drive Ferraris, Lamborghinis and other elite vehicles. At about $400-per-hour it’s an expensive treat, but promises to create fun memories. One of its most popular offerings is the chance to drive six exotic cars all in one day for $699. Another package offers the chance to drive a police car in high-speed pursuit on a racetrack. But be warned, your 1999 minivan probably won’t ever feel right after that day!

World’s Most Expensive Cars Here is a composite list of supercars as judged by the websites digitaltrends.com and thesupercars.org. The list does not include rare vintage vehicles — which may fetch more at auction — nor does it include concept cars or one-off projects. These are rare cars, but are, or will be, available to collectors with a fat enough piggy bank

Most ExpEnsivE Cars in thE World 1. Lamborghini Veneno $4M 2. W Motors Lykan Hypersport $3.4M 3. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse $2.6M 4. Aston Martin One77 $1.8M 5. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster $1.8M 6. Lamborghini Reventon $1.61M 7. Koenigsegg Agera R $1.6M 8. Maybach Landaulet $1.3M 9. Ferrari Laferrari $1.3M 10. Pagani Huayra $1.3M 11. Zenvo ST1 $1.2M 12. McLaren P1 $1.1M 13. Hennessey Venom GT Spyder $1.1M 14. McLaren F1 $970,000 15. Ferrari Enzo $670,000 16. Pagani Zonda C12 F $667,321 FL


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they did. “John quit his job, and we sold our house in Yorkton and moved with our three young kids to Regina,” remembers Heike. “We started off in a little kiosk inside Superstore.” They soon outgrew their kiosk, however, and within a few years they had expanded twice, finally settling into their current Albert Street location, which is over 2,400 square feet. John and Heike’s store, The Wine Cellar, is now an award-winning vint-

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The Wine Cellar also has the option of on-premise winemaking: customers begin the winemaking process by adding the yeast, and The Wine Cellar team does all of the in-between work, including the degassing and filtering. When the wine is ready to be bottled, they contact the customers to make an appointment to come in and bottle their wine! The Wine Cellar has the largest selection of quality wine kits and best bottling equipment in Saskatchewan because they use a winery bottle filler and corker. They do not rush their customers through any step of the process; rather, every part of the wine-making process is made fun. “We serve crackers and cheese, and book a lot of time for the bottling process. It’s a really enjoyable event,” says Heike. “And we are always around, and more

than happy to help customers with any questions or concerns they may have during the process.” For people who want custom labels for special occasions, The Wine Cellar can print those up while they wait. It takes only minutes from start to finish. There is always something going on at the Wine Cellar. They have monthly sales on wine kits, and always have new wine and culinary merchandise, including Le Creuset cookware and Spiegelau stemware, coming into the store. They also host a successful wine tasting event every October, where they bring in a passionate Canadian wine expert and taste the commercial equivalents of the limited release kits being offered by Vineco and Winexpert, their two wine kit suppliers. The event is at the Italian Club, and they sell out at 200 tickets every year. Details can be found on their website.

As Heike attests, “The craft wine of today is not like the homemade wine people were making 30 and 40 years ago. It’s really just as good as what you would buy at the liquor store.” And at The Wine Cellar, you get not only good wine, but the satisfaction of having made it yourself. The Wine Cellar is open Tuesdays to Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. They are closed Mondays and statutory holidays. FLR The Wine Cellar 1646 Albert Street, Regina 306.569.7808 www.thewinecellarregina.com

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was not always booming. “Moose Jaw really worked together as a community to revitalize its local economy in the early ‘90s, and it accomplished that by launching a series of enterprising initiatives. These major undertakings included building a new cultural centre and geothermal mineral spa, restoring River Street, showcasing building-sized murals and launching Moose Jaw Trolley Car tours: these were all attractions that were very, very unique. Our city’s success was exceptional simply because we tapped into several resources our city already had, such as our rich history and grand heritage buildings, and our geothermal mineral water. A decade later, our city’s citizens applied this kind of same can-do spirit to build Mosaic Place right in the heart of Moose Jaw.”

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Candis Kirkpatrick, executive director of Tourism Moose Jaw, adds, “We knew we had geothermal water as we had had a pool heated with it from the ‘30s to sometime in the ‘60s. Knowing that, a group of entrepreneurial spirits got together and decided to build a spa, utilizing the heated waters. The story goes that they each threw 25 dollars in a hat and from that small beginning, the multi-million dollar Temple Gardens Mineral Spa and Resort Hotel was built.” Kirkpatrick believes that was the beginning of the burgeoning tourism industry in the City. “Others realized the potential of developing attractions and businesses to complement what the Spa started. The Tunnels opened in 2000, followed by the Casino and a multitude of tourism-friendly businesses.”


Nowadays, Moose Jaw boasts a plethora of exciting activities for visitors and residents. Alongside the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, Moose Jaw has a host of smaller day spas and spa services, most housed in beautiful historic buildings and offering such services as couples’ retreats and group options. Two beautiful parks are great for summer picnics as well as walking and cross-country skiing in the winter. Beautiful Casino Moose Jaw is only a few steps away from the Spa and a multiplex Stadium, which hosts concerts and shows year-round. Moose Jaw is proud of its heritage, and much of its appeal comes from its connection to its past. The city has almost 50 building-size murals — many in the downtown — which relay its history. The Tunnels of Moose Jaw interactive tours entertain visitors while educating them about Moose Jaw’s past. The Western Development Museum hosts the country’s only Snowbird display. A high number of heritage buildings have been maintained and are still in use in the city. For example, the Yvette Moore Art Gallery is located in a repurposed Land Titles Building from 1910. Shopping and dining abound in this charming city, which bursts with one-ofa-kind boutiques, pubs and restaurants, including the Déjà vu café, which was featured on the Food Network show, You Gotta Eat Here. Better yet, almost all attractions and shops are within walking distance of one another. As Kirkpatrick remarks, “people generally come to Moose Jaw in the fall and winter for a relaxing getaway. They come here to have that spa experience, but when they come here, they find all these little gems. They find that they can go to a hockey game or a concert; they can go to the Mae Wilson Theatre; they can go across the street to the Casino, or out to the Western Development Museum. There are so many things to do here.” FLR

Main picture Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Gus Guests in Bottling Room Chicago Connection Tour right top to BottoM Under the boardwalk; Summer 2012, Sidewalk Days; Mosaic Place offers top-notch entertainment, photo by Mike Stobbs; Mosaic Place, photo by Mike Stobbs.

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Relax and Spend Time at the “High End”

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• 36 kitchenettes, pool, water slide and hot tub • Deluxe complimentary breakfast includes hot and cold items • Whirlpool suites include whirlpool tub, king-size bed and pull-out sofa; two of the four also have a kitchenette. We are on the "high-end" side of other hotels in town. We offer superior customer service and a convenient location right off of Highway 1.

350 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw | 306 972 3334 | bestwestern.com


Western Development museum - moose jaW History of transportation Vintage Planes • Rail Gallery • Antique Automobiles Winning the Prairie Gamble • Snowbirds Gallery • Gift Shop 50 Diefenbaker Drive 306.693.5989 • www.wdm.ca

Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Monday Jan./Feb/Mar.)

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he edgy world of medical aesthetics continues to push the boundaries and introduce new technologies and remedies for anti aging, acne, body shaping, laser hair removal and many other skin issues every day. It’s hard to keep up with what’s new, what’s safe, and what will work for you! Afternoon talk shows and social media give contradictory information, and we are left wondering what’s what. The team at Radiant Skin Clinic is determined to stay in the know. They

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do their best to research any questions our patients ask them, whether it’s something they hear, read or see on TV. If there’s something new and amazing that’s working in the medical aesthetics field, they want to tell our clients. “We have made it our work policy to only offer treatments that we know we can provide safely and effectively,” says owner, Amber Cameron. “As forthright as we may sound at times, we certainly don’t want the reputation of selling treatments that

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aren’t appropriate or safe for our patients. Because this is a private industry with services that require a significant investment, it’s important to get accurate information and find out all of your options before making the decision to go ahead with the treatment regimen.” Radiant Skin Clinic has had such astounding results and successes with their wide variety of laser treatments, chemical treatments and cosmetic injections that they have been asked by


the Canadian Laser Institute to host and instruct their students for the practicum portion of their laser training course. “We were so humbled and honoured to be asked to instruct students who are eagerly training to become dermal laser technicians,” says Amber. “Training is so important, and many people using lasers have only been trained by their facility or for a day or two by the company that sold them their laser. Being able to recognize skin issues and knowing when to not treat a person is critical to safe treatments. We are a huge advocate for regulating the industry, but until then, we will continue to train and certify those who value safe and best practices,” Amber adds. When asked what’s new and exciting for this fall, the team is unanimous: South African facials. This extreme facial uses ultrasound and microcurrents to push enzymes and nutrients into the skin for a refreshed and natural glowing appearance. “It’s something that all people could benefit from, especially with our dry and cold climate,” says Amber. Christmas shopping is just around the corner, and Radiant Skin Clinic has already had people buying gift certificates for their awesome and safe skin treatments. “It’s like a miniretreat here. We can’t count the times we have heard people tell us that they travel to Moose Jaw for a bit of shopping, a nice lunch and a skin treatment from us before heading back to their busy lives.” If that’s all of the time a person has to spare, then why not? Take a break from your world and step into Radiant Skin Clinic for a refreshing mini-makeover. Find and like us on Facebook at Radiant Skin Clinic, where you will find all our specials. Call 306.972.7546 to chat. FLR

Radiant Skin Clinic 570 Main Street North, Moose Jaw 306.972.7546 www.radiantskinclinic.ca www.canadianlaserinstitute.ca

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DINING AROUND THE WORLD IN MOOSE JAW BY REBECCA SCHNEIDEREIT PHOTOS JOHN MORRELL ABOVE Rose Katerynych (far right) with Juniors and other instructors

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he Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) has been connecting national culinary stars for 50 years. Members of this non-profit range from Canada’s most celebrated chefs to cooking students just starting on their path (the CCFCC “Juniors”). For our fall issue, FineLifestyles profiles a few Moose Jaw members of the CCFCC’s Regina Branch. Chefs Scott Kozoriz, Keith McMeekin and Rose Katerynych have each taken a fascinating journey to the top of their field. In these pages, each

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shares his or her individual history and philosophy — and, of course, a delicious recipe for readers to enjoy at home. “I’ve been involved with kitchens all my life. That’s how I grew up,” says Chef Rose Katerynych, whose first industry job was at her family’s “store-restaurantpool hall” in Alvena. Since then, Katerynych has worked in locations from hospitals to hotels, from care homes to restaurants, from bakeries to the Bulk Cheese Warehouse — even as the University of Saskatchewan’s Faculty

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OCTOBER 7 Dinner meeting, 8 p.m. Crave Wine Bar 1925 Victoria Ave. members $20 non-members $40 NOVEMBER 4 Legislative Building MDR Room Three Farmers presentation (camelina oil), 7 p.m. RSVP president@ccfccregina.ca 1 wk. prior (cash only)


CHEF ROSE KATERYNYCH SIAST Palliser Campus, Moose Jaw: Lending Wisdom to the Next Generation

Club’s special events chef. Royalty, governmental officials, film, TV, music, and sports stars — all have eaten meals prepared by Katerynych. For over two decades, Katerynych has also worked at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology’s (SIAST) Palliser Campus, training the province’s next generation of chefs. “I started as an instructor, and now I’m the program head.” Katernych manages SIAST’s numerous cooking programs, which include courses on meat cutting, institutional cooking and more, as well as a 10-month professional certification course. “After the [professional cooking] program, they [students] get a job and they start apprenticing.” Katerynch enjoys watching SIAST’s culinary graduates succeed. “I have students that have been here, and they run their own restaurants now,” she says. “Some of them run hotels and different catering companies.” Katerynych joined the CCFCC in 1988, and has occupied various federation offices since. “Mostly I’ve been recording secretary,” she says, “and for the past 12 years, I’ve been the Junior liaison.” In that role, Katerynych works with CCFCC “Juniors” (federation members still in

the process of achieving red seal chef status). She helps the Juniors plan and stage fundraisers — comedy shows, lobster nights and more — which allow them to attend CCFCC events. “The conferences are really good for them to network,” says Katerynych. “Some of them have actually gotten jobs from people that they’ve met [there].” Tina Young, president of the Regina Juniors, agrees that the CCFCC can provide young chefs with unique networking opportunities. “You meet chefs from all across Canada,” she says. Plus, “we have chefs that come over from Germany… the States… Amsterdam.” The CCFCC also offers Juniors opportunities to refine their art. “When we went to the national CCFCC conference in June of 2013, I got together with one of our mentors, Chef Leo Pantel, and we organized a menu for the icebreaker,” says Young. For FineLifestyles, Katerynych and the Juniors have submitted a recipe for “a stuffed phyllo pastry,” says Katerynych. “It’s kind of like a beef wellington, except not with puff pastry — with phyllo.” The next time you have dinner guests to impress, try this entrée created by some of Moose Jaw’s finest.

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Beef Wellington in Phyllo Pastry This is such a simple, old-fashioned and yet elegant way to cook beef. Serves: 5 • • • • • •

1 fillet steak (beef) 3 tbsp. oil 10 sheets Phyllo pastry 4 oz. melted butter 11 oz. chicken liver pate 1 medium beaten egg white

1. In frying pan, sear beef in hot oil until sealed all over. 2. Then set beef aside and allow to cool. Generously brush each Phyllo sheet with melted butter and place one sheet over the other, but try doing this loosely and asymmetrically so that you make a large rectangle of varying thickness and layers. 3. Spread paté onto the pastry with a rubber spatula. Spread it thickly, and not to the edges of the pastry, just so that you get a rectangle of paté, roughly the size of the beef strip. Place the cold strip of beef onto the paté and roll up the pastry to make a tight and secure parcel. 4. Place the parcel, fold-side down onto a baking tray. Brush parcel with egg white and bake at 350 F about 20 to 30 min. It should be golden and crispy. 5. Let cool before slicing and serving.

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CHEF KEITH MCMEEKIN

Temple Gardens Mineral Spa & Resort, Moose Jaw: International Inspirations

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eith McMeekin, executive chef at Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort, has practiced his craft in dining spots from Fort McMurray to the River Thames. Yet McMeekin’s journey into the culinary world began at home, in his family’s kitchen. “I started cooking at an early age, with my parents,” says McMeekin. “Cooking was a big part of growing up.” A native Ontarian whose career started in London, McMeekin settled in Moose Jaw in to accept his prestigious position at Temple Gardens. “I enjoy the Prairie lifestyle,” he says. “Moose Jaw reminded me of the town I grew up in.” Temple Gardens was an equally good fit: the resort’s dining room, poolside refreshment kiosk, and regular special events and winemakers’ dinners “[Give] me an opportunity to be as creative as I want to be,” says McMeekin. A longtime CCFCC member in London, McMeekin became involved with the CCFCC’s Regina Branch to connect with a new professional community. “I wanted to meet chefs,” he says. “The chef community is amazing here… they instantly were very friendly, very open.” McMeekin is lavish in his praise of Moose Jaw’s gastronomic geniuses. “The culinary talent pool in this province is incredible,” he says. “There are phenomenal chefs.”

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McMeekin’s recipe for FineLifestyles pairs local ingredients with international flair. “I try to bring flavours from around the world into the food I do.” Visiting a local farmer’s market inspired McMeekin’s ingredients list, while Asian cuisine inspired his implementation of those ingredients. “Corn, lime, basil, chile… that is the exact [flavour] combination of Thai food,” he explains. “All I did is just take flavours that I know work from another culture’s food and made a dessert.” The result? “It turned out absolutely phenomenal,” says McMeekin. “The guys in the kitchen were going crazy over it.”

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2 cups 35% whipping Cream 2 cups milk 10 egg yolks 3/4 cup sugar 3 lime zest and juice 2 teaspoon ancho chili pepper powder

1. Combine the milk and cream in a nonreactive sauce pan, bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. 2. Place a bowl large enough to hold finished custard in an ice bath. 3. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a medium bowl until mixture thickens and is light in colour. While whisking, constantly slowly pour about one-third of the hot cream

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mixture into the egg yolk and sugar mixture to temper. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook on low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for about 10 min., or until the custard has thickened and coats the back of the spoon (run your finger through the custard on the spoon. The line your finger makes should remain). Pour the custard into bowl in ice bath and stir occasionally until cooled. Add the lime zest, juice and chili powder. Strain custard into a container and refrigerate overnight. Place the container that will hold the final product in the freezer. Transfer the custard to an ice cream machine and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Strawberry-Basil Sauce • 8oz. strawberries • 1 tsp. local honey • 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves 1. Combine all ingredients in a food processer and blend until smooth 2. Garnish with sliced strawberries, basil sprig and pansies or any other edible flower.


CHEF SCOTT KOZORIZ Heritage Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, Moose Jaw: Serving Diverse and Royal Appetites

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hef Scott Kozoriz is no stranger to hard work. As an up-and-coming chef, he notes, there was a time in his career when “I was going to school, and working [under chef Rod Schubert] at the [Regina] Travelodge, and owning and managing a submarine restaurant” — all at the same time. Kozoriz, now the executive chef for Moose Jaw’s Heritage Inn, still relishes a challenge. The Heritage Inn features a restaurant and “banquet space for over 600 people,” and Kozoriz’s dinner guests have included graduating classes, the Festival of Trees and even foreign dignitaries. “We’ve cooked for Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex,” says Kozoriz, who served the prince a multi-course meal including “a nice chicken breast with a light lemon herb sauce.” Kozoriz has been a CCFCC member for the better part of 15 years — even spending a period as the federation’s treasurer. He says that the organization offers chefs a chance both to connect

with their professional peers, and to learn. “At the meetings, sometimes they’ll have demonstrations on [techniques such as] how to make a chocolate carving,” he says, “[And] it’s your friend who’s doing the carving. And so it’s pretty personal, just to be standing there.” Kozoriz has provided FineLifestyles with a recipe for Cornish game hen, stuffed with cranberries and wild rice — an upscale dish that caters to heartier appetites. “Put a sauce over top of it… so it has some nice moisture in it, because the rice is going to draw out some of the moisture,” advises Kozoriz, who suggests pairing this showstopping entree with a white wine and mild dessert. “You don’t want anything too heavy, or anything chocolate,” he notes. “A custard of some sort – a crème brûlée or something – would be nice.”

Cornish Game Hen Stuffed with Cranberries and Wild Rice • 2 tsp. butter • 1.5 tsp. dried cranberries

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1.5 tsp. chopped onion 1.5 tsp. chopped celery 1/4 cup wild rice 1/4 tsp. Rosemary 1 cup chicken broth 2 slices of bread cubed 1/8 tsp. salt 1 Cornish game hen Salt to taste 1 tbsp. melted butter

1. Melt butter in sauce pan. 2. Stir in cranberries, onions, celery, wild rice and rosemary. 3. Saute 5-10 min. 4. Mix in chicken broth and salt. 5. Reduce heat, cover and cook 45 min. until rice is tender. 6. Mix rice mixture with bread cubes. 7. Preheat oven to 350 F 8. Stuff hen with rice and bread mixture. 9. Brush with melted butter. 10. Cover and cook 30 min. 11. Uncover and cook 1 hour or until no longer pink. FLR

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An oasis on the Canadian prairies Home of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Moose Jaw offers something for everyone. Stroll through the historic downtown and explore the Tunnels of Moose Jaw or the city’s many murals. Treat yourself to some R ‘n R at the Temple Garden Mineral Spa, try your luck at Casino Moose Jaw or spend a day on the golf course.

• Jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool in an elegant courtyard: a picture-perfect spot for weddings or special occasions.

We are the ideal place to stay in Moose Jaw, just minutes away from shopping, entertainment and Mosaic Place home of the WHL Moose Jaw Warriors, the Moose Jaw Tourist Centre and the Town and Country Mall.

• Our banquet facilities can cater up to 800 people: a prime location for weddings, special occasions or conferences. Contact our Banquet Manager for all of your banquet and catering needs.

• Comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi, coffee maker, air conditioning, hair dryers and room service. Standard or premier guest rooms and a variety of suites. • New fitness room and business centre.

• A variety of savory dishes in our Seasons Café & Eatery or kickback in the Cactus Lounge.

Working with our clients, Executive Chef Scott Kozoriz is able to create a menu and flavour that is well suited to your function.

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Great BiG Sea October 29th – 8pm MoScow Ballet Great russian Nutcracker November 19th – 7:30pm coupe teluS cup National Midget Hockey championships April 21st – 27th larry tHe caBle Guy January 18, 2014 8pm DeaN BroDy with special guest cassadee pope February 14, 7:30pm.

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A Room DeDicAteD to tAste By Courtney tait Photos John Morrell

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here aren’t many businesses that could connect a historic 1920s building in Moose Jaw, olive farms in South Africa and vineyards in Italy. But step into OLIV Tasting Room in Grand Hall, and you’ll experience all three of these worlds coming together — through your tastebuds. Opened in 2011 by owners Awie and Isabeau Du Toit, OLIV features more than 90 flavours of award-winning extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Customers experience a tasting tour in the modernmeets-rustic atmosphere, guided by staff

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who offer pairing suggestions, cooking inspiration and a limitless opportunity to sample the products. “People say it’s unbelievable,” says Awie. “We start them with the balsamic vinegar and their eyes light up. Then we’ll take them to the flavoured oils and balsamic and start mixing.” The OLIV team reveals combinations that enhance spicy foods, sweet flavours, and barbecuing, tailoring samples to suit individual palettes. “It’s a very surprised reaction,” says Awie. “People can’t believe you can have an olive oil that tastes so fantastic.”

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Originally from South Africa, the Du Toit’s were inspired to grow olives on land they owned there, after tasting high-quality olive oil in Italy. Awie contacted Andries Rabie, the biggest olive oil producer in South Africa, who volunteered to manage the Du Toit’s farm. Within two years, OLIV was launched in Moose Jaw. Since then, the business has expanded to locations in Calgary, Niagara on the Lake, Penticton, Regina, Saskatoon, Trois Rivieres and Winnipeg. The Du Toit’s plan to open several more stores nationwide.


So what makes OLIV’s oil and vinegar so amazing? Simply put, it’s the best the world has to offer. The Du Toit’s sell only oil products they can guarantee are pure. Most of OLIV’s oil is produced on Willow Creek Olive Estate, Andries Rabie’s award-winning farm in South Africa, with the Du Toit’s farm set to start production in 2014. Other oils offered at OLIV are from the Mediterranean and California, and have been awarded the best olive oil of the year in national competitions. The South African oil is protected with nitrogen, eliminating the possibility of oxygen contamination. “We are very critical and strict on quality control,” says Awie. Along with vast flavours, OLIV’s products offer health benefits. Awie, a practicing radiologist, notes that extravirgin unadulterated olive oil reduces bad cholesterol levels and boosts the immune system. And the balsamic? It’s delivered from Modena, Italy, to South Africa, where it’s flavoured, bottled and shipped to Canada. “We have the ability to control our product from the manufacturer to the store,” says Awie. The familyoriented business employs the Du Toit’s son Bernard — an olive oil sommelier who trains OLIV’s staff — their daughter Roche´, who designs OLIV’s labels and advises on the stores’ décor, and Roché’s partner, who manages the company’s social media. “This small business that we started in Moose Jaw not only provides a lot of opportunity here, but also for people in South Africa,” says Isabeau. “It’s amazing to think we could start a new business with a product that’s more than 5,000 years old. Something must be good about it.” FLR

OLIV Tasting Room 401 Main St. N., Moose Jaw 306.972.3545 info@olivtr.com www.olivtastingroom.com

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Big City Style, Small Town Service Your one-stop shop for that perfect Christmas gift idea and holiday decorating needs. Let our team of personal shoppers help you find something for everyone on your gift list, including yourself. From jewellery and fashion to home décor and furniture, we have that one-of-a-kind, unique item that you are looking for. Looking to redecorate before the holiday season? Book a consult with Jillian or Karrin from our JDE Drafting and Design Team to create the room of your dreams just in time to awe all your party guests. Join us for “Christmas in October” festivities including extended store hours, refreshments and give-aways, Oct 25–28, 2013. Be the first to see this year’s “must-have” in holiday decorating and gift-giving ideas.

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October 24 – 27, 2013

e invite you to enter our winter wonderland to discover an extraordinary array of Christmas décor!

Sheri and Elena Wang, just to mention a few. To accessorize that special outfit, we have jewellery, purses, clutches, boots, shoes and many other accessories.

Shop for designer Christmas trees adorned with a dazzling selection of Christmas ornaments and accent pieces. Cranberry Rose also offers a large selection of unique gifts for that someone special in your life.

During our open house we will have daily give-aways. Be sure to enter your name for a Grand Prize Draw Sunday, October 27 to win a $500 gift basket!

Our ladies boutique carries designer items from Frank Lyman and Joseph Ribkoff for evening and special occasion. For a more casual look, we offer lines such as Chalet, Renuar, Alison

Our Open House hours will be Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call us for additional information at 306.693.7779 or email us at cranberryrose@sasktel.net.

Gift cards available – the gift that always fits. Cranberry Rose 316 Main Street North, Moose Jaw  306.693.7779 cranberryrose@sasktel.net  www.cranberryrose.com


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“FIRST HUNT” – NEW LIMITED EDITION PRINT BY YVETTE MOORE The seventh original in a recently extended ten-year series by Yvette, “First Hunt” belongs to one of her most precious collections. The beginning of September means the opening of whitetail and mule deer hunting season in Saskatchewan. For the avid archery hunters, this time of year is met with anticipation paralleled by the beauty of the changing prairie colours in the hills. The intricate beauty of the evolving landscape is matched with the complexities of the hunt. Respect and understanding for the land and its inhabitants never go unnoticed in the eyes of the dedicated hunter. Archery has become a family activity for Tyler and his children, Emma and Lane. Spending time teaching them the values, patience and skills of the hunt, have instilled profound appreciation for the surroundings they enjoy together. “First Hunt” embodies the goal of Pipeline of Dreams in their support of our province’s children as they endure medical hardships. Devoted patience and care are necessary for families facing life’s challenges. By purchasing this print, you will not only be contributing to much needed financial funds that enable better healthcare, equipment and facilities for the children of Saskatchewan, but you will also show the strength of what working together and inspiring hope gives to the hearts of those who need it most.

Christmas in October

ARTFUL GIVING Beginning Thursday, October 24 - 27, 2013

Shop Holiday Gifting at its Finest! Limited Edition Artwork by Yvette Moore, Illustrated Books. Canadian handcrafted gifts of jewellery, pottery, sculptures, stained glass, Canadian books and Holiday décor.

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Time-TesTed Therapies awaiT aT wrapTure spa By Katrina Geenevasen Photos MiKe stobbs

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ituated in the heart of beautiful downtown Moose Jaw, Wrapture Spa and Boutique welcomes its guests with a relaxing atmosphere, unbeatable service and countless pampering opportunities. The warmly-lit spa, softly scented with all-natural essential oils, offers a well-rounded selection of divine skin care treatments, body wraps, esthetic services and massage therapy options. “It’s the experience and the attention to detail that everyone gets,” says Vicki

Watson, Wrapture Spa’s founding owner. “We go over and above wherever we can. We really want to make sure that we make our clients feel special.” Featuring well-known product lines such as Eminence Organic Skin Care, which is free of parabens, sulfate and other harsh chemicals, along with mineral-based contemporary cosmetic line, Mirabella, Wrapture Spa has become known as the go-to source for clients who want nothing but the finest.

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“We offer the best Eminence facials in Moose Jaw,” says Watson. Wrapture also offers Ideal Protein consulting, which has become known as a comprehensive weight loss method. They have also started to offer the popular Nufree hair removal system. Less painful and more effective than traditional hair removal systems, it has become a favourite treatment for Wrapture’s clients, says Watson. The well-trained and dedicated staff further adds to the blissful experience

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them. People come two, three times a year. People just enjoy coming.” “I love the experience that Wrapture provided to my group; they provided amazing spa services, and we all enjoyed a relaxing spa day complete with chauffeured limousine service from Regina,” says Rachel Mielke, a regular client with Wrapture. “I would definitely recommend taking a group of women to Wrapture Spa as a great getaway.” The 6,000-square-foot spa, nominated as the best place to find a gift in Moose Jaw, also tempts clients with a wide selection of purses and accessories including Canadian-made Hillberg & Berk jewellery and Blush handbags. “Hillberg & Berk is beautiful, original, handmade jewelry,” says Watson. “I am addicted, and so is everyone else who works here.” Since opening, Wrapture has been dedicated as a green spa. They are in the process of going paperless, participate in a recycling program and encourage their clients to return Eminence containers for re-purposing. Because the spa can accommodate large groups of up to 17 people, Wrapture is an ideal location for weddings, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, Christmas parties, corporate retreats and getaways, says Watson. For those seeking transportation opportunities, the spa’s limo service has a fleet of five vehicles that can accommodate up to 50 people, including a tuxedo-style stretch Excursion and a Limo Bus.

Wrapture offers its clients. In fact, most of the estheticians, makeup artists and massage therapists take continuing education classes on a quarterly basis to stay on top of trends in their trades. “We always look for people that are teamoriented,” says Watson. “We look for people who are real team players because that translates to the guests’ experience. The dedication from the staff shows how much they enjoy what they do.”

The dedication of the staff shows. Guests come from all over the country just to visit Wrapture. “This means a lot to me,” says Watson, who first opened the doors to the spa when she graduated in 1998. “Moose Jaw has come a long way, and it means a lot that people are coming from Victoria, from Winnipeg and even Toronto. Moose Jaw is becoming an increasingly frequent destination for people, too. So it’s not just once we see

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It’s all about the full experience, says Watson. “We love to see people unwind, enjoy themselves completely, and go home with lasting impression of how important it is to take time. I love seeing people just take time to be together, because I firmly believe that we don’t do it enough.” Wrapture Spa is located at 311 Main St. N in Moose Jaw. For more information, visit www.wrapturespa.ca or call 306.692.4341. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WraptureSpa. FLR Wrapture Spa and Limo 311 Main St. N in Moose Jaw 306.692.4341 www.wrapturespa.ca |

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Small Town approach, Big on Service a staff of four to a well-respected Ford and Lincoln dealership with more than 40 employees. Though the growth has been fantastic, it is the daily mission for Village to remain small town at heart. “It’s all about the customers and providing them with personal service and a feeling of comfort. That’s how it was when my father built the business, and that’s something we won’t change. You don’t get that in larger centers,” says Jordan Zimmerman, owner and general manager of Village.

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illage Ford Lincoln is a familyowned-and-operated business that vows to stay true to its roots. Established 35 years ago by a man with a dream, the business has grown from

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Village Ford Lincoln is a full service Ford and Lincoln dealership. With highly skilled and trained service technicians and staff, a knowledgeable parts team and fully-stocked department, a Quicklane Service Centre for all makes and models, a down-to-earth sales staff, and a fantastic group of support staff, it’s no wonder Village has a great customer retention record. When

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customers walk in, they experience a feeling of contentment and no pressure. At Village, the sales staff isn’t your stereotypical group; they truly have the customers’ best interests at heart. “Our team is really focused on determining our customers’ needs, and being able to exceed their expectations. People are able to get to know our sales staff. That really sets us apart,” says Jordan. Village Ford Lincoln has big plans for a bright future. Their brand new stateof-the-art 34,000 sq. ft. facility will be opening its doors in early 2014. Some of the building’s key features include a 5,000 sq. ft. service drive-thru, a new vehicle delivery area inside and out of the elements, a separate Lincoln showroom and business center, and so much more. “We are more than doubling in size,” says Zimmerman, “It’s an exciting time, and we look forward to continuing to provide the best of the best!” FLR


Village Lincoln

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2013 Lincoln MKZ: Inspired. Original

VILLAGE LINCOLN 1708 MAIN ST N MOOSE JAW SK S6J1L4 (306) 693-3673 www.villagefordlincoln.com

Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Lincoln Dealer for complete details or call the Lincoln Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-387-9333. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. Š2013 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.


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MJ Studios Pro Cosmetics Regina | 306.570.4119 | mloustel@msn.com www.mjprocosmetics.com |

Enhancing the Already Beautiful You

Doc Optical: Fashion for Your Eyes

Rumors Hair Studio 5938 Rochdale Boulevard Regina | 306.924.3114 www.Rumorshair.net |

Doc Optical 4620 Albert Street, Regina | 306.584.1881 www.docoptical.ca

A North Regina Hidden Oasis

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Spa Cantik 1035 Devonshire Dr. N, Regina | 306.522.6845 www.spacantiksalon.ca

Rochdale and Victoria Avenue Denture Clinics 5500 Rochdale Boulevard, Regina | 306.205.5500 1860 Victoria Avenue East, Regina | 306.569.2900

3,600 sq. ft. includes: sewing and quilting fabric, scrapbooking, stitchery, yarn, classroom and fabric arts. Brother, Bernina and Handi Quilter machines and service centre. Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

You come into Rumors beautiful already, we just work on your hair. See our award-winning team of stylists for your hair, makeup and esthetics needs.

Offering a full menu of male and female services. Specializing in couples’ hydrotherapy treatment. Using top-of-the-line products. Experienced nail technicians and hair stylists.

Where breathtaking artistry and quality, healthy cosmetics meet.

Eyewear priced for every budget. Frames starting at $89. Direct billing. Optometrist on site. Buy one pair, get one pair free!

Complete and partial dentures, implant retained and supported dentures, immediate dentures repairs and relines. Free consultations; evening and weekend appointments available. Service at two locations.

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Assuring You a Quality Spa Experience

Experience Organic and Let Your Skin Decide

En Vogue Day Spa & Gift Studio 2340 Cornwall Street, Regina | 306.584.7272 envogue@envoguedayspa.com | www.envoguedayspa.com

Fleur’t Esthetics Studio 2120 College Avenue, Regina | 306.545.7373 Fleurt@me.com | www.fleurt.ca

Regina’s Premiere Downtown Fitness Studio

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District Fitness 1751 S Broad Street | 306.527.6169 districtfitnessstudio.com | ashley.shumate@gmail.com |

Black and Blue Boxing Club 1825 7th Ave., Regina | 306.550.9091 info@blackandblueboxing.com | www.blackandblueboxingclub.com

The only Regina spa holding the Canada Quality Assurance Designation (meaning consistent safety, operational and hygiene standards), we provide an unparalleled experience, start to finish.

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Silk Electrolysis Clinic 306.533.8024 silkelectrolysis.com

At Tasha’s Day Spa, enjoy professional laser hair removal, manicures, pedicures, facials, chemical peels, waxing, artificial nails and makeup services.

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Certified professional electrologist with over 25 years’ experience. A professional, yet intimate, setting located in east Regina. Consultation and sample treatment provided at no charge.


Your Luxurious Oasis

Regina’s Best FroYo

Just For You Day Spa & Gift Studio 1819 Cornwall Street, Regina | 306.757.7546 www.justforyoudayspa.com | |

Tutti Frutti 353B Albert Street, Regina | 306.757.7007 albert@tfyogurt.ca | www.tfyogurt.ca | |

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Sweet Bakery & Coffee House 2445 Broad Street, Regina 306.352.9338 |

Over 40 Years of Guitars and Mandolins

Passionate About Your Pets

Sawchyn Guitars 2132 Dewdney Avenue, Regina | 306.522.6348 www.sawchyn.com

Pawsitively Purrfect 4637 Rae Street, Regina | 306.949.5255 www.onestopdogshop.com

Experience true relaxation at Saskatchewan’s largest independent luxury day spa. Facials, massages and more by experienced spa professionals. Lia Reese Botanical Skin Care products available.

Live entertainment for children and adults. Full range of services including singing telegrams, face painting, balloon twisting, comedy, live music, workshops, motivational speaking and more!

Carrying a wide selection of guitars, mandolins and instrument accessories. Hand-crafted guitars and mandolins made by people you can trust. Come out to our house concerts!

With over 70 flavours and endless toppings, the taste and quality of our frozen yogurt is simply unmatched. Our recipes and flavours will excite any taste buds.

100% homemade: high quality coffee, sweets and food in charming historical setting. Special room for children’s birthday parties and meetings. Catering services and free Wifi.

Your one-stop dog shop carries an enormous selection of pet products. If we don’t have it, we can get it.

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Come Dive the Planet With Us

Go Ahead, Get Wet

Planet Scuba 1172 Albert Street | 306.585.4757 www.planet-scuba.ca | planetscuba@accesscomm.ca |

Ellis Pools 1362 Scarth Street | 306.525.POOL (7665) ellispools@sasktel.net |

We Sell Fun

Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Much More

Performance Marine 3310 Pasqua Street, Regina | 306.586.2628 sales@performanceregina.com | www.performanceregina.com

Redline Hobby 308 McDonald Street, Regina | 306.721.4322 www.redlinehobby.ca

Experienced Journeyman Painter

Save the Environment and Some Money

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It’s Spray Foam 515 McDonald Street, Regina | 306.584.3663 www.itssprayfoamregina.com

We have what you need, whether it is swimwear and gear, apparel, exposure protection, snorkelling gear, spear fishing gear and/or scuba gear.

Serving Southern Saskatchewan for over 16 years, Performance Marine is Saskatchewan’s only full-service marine sales and service centre with a record of service excellence!

Over 20 years’ experience, specializing in residential, commercial and industrial work for all your painting needs, including textured and speciality finishes.

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More than 30 years’ experience in custom build, service and repairs. Newly expanded retail store.

Something for everyone interested in models and radio-controlled toys. Check our brands: Traxxas, HPI, Parkzone, Hobby Zone, E-Flite, Revell, Bachmann, Trainline, Athern, Aquacraft and AMT.

Make your home energy-efficient and invest in the future. Highly trained and knowledgeable staff give great customer service. It’s Spray Foam is the right choice.


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Organize your home with our beautiful systems for closets, pantries, laundry rooms, garages and other living spaces. We offer competitive pricing and excellent service for products made from the finest materials.

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Roofing and Renovations Experts

Behind Every Happy Marriage is a Great Cleaning Service

Specializing in all of your roofing needs. Complete renovations from start to finish. Locally owned and operated.

Time to start enjoying your weekends and let the Tidy Time Saver do the the cleaning for you.

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Tidy Time Saver 202–2206 Dewdney Avenue | 306.546.1505 www.tidytimesaver.com | sharlashaw@tidytimesaver.com

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Fine Quality Granite Memorials

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Available in various granite colours, shapes and styles. Serving Regina and rural cemeteries in Saskatchewan. Visit our showroom or call for a consultation.

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WP Monumental Co. Ltd. 1270 McDonald Street, Regina | 306.352.5253 www.wpmonumental.com

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Keeping High Standards for Your Vehicle

Printing Perfection, Page after Page

One of Regina’s most popular and highly rated automotive businesses. Our team offers more many years of combined experience and knowledge to fix your vehicles. Driven Automotive 555 Broad Street | 306.569.2886 driven@sasktel.net

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Exceptional technology and exceptional employees mean exceptional printing. We offer high-quality, high-speed printing and binding services of every kind. Consultations available with graphic designers. Western Litho Printers 300 Dewdney Avenue, Regina | 306.525.8796 sales@westernlitho.ca | www.westernlitho.ca


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SHOW HOME LOCATIONS & HOURS 5262 Aviator Crescent Monday to Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Weekends and holidays 1-5 p.m.

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