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he anticipation of autumn is in full swing. With a kaleidoscope of colours as its backdrop, Saskatoon is bustling with seasonal change. The crackling of the fireplace replaces the hum of the air conditioner. Kids are back at school. While summer vacation is over, winter holidays are on everyone’s mind. Our wardrobes adapt with the changing weather, and we delight in seasonal treats from the market.

This November, Rider Nation will host the greatest party of the year: the 101st Grey Cup Festival. Read about some past champions’ perspectives on this year’s celebration, and how the organizing committee plans to host the most memorable CFL championship weekend to date. Who doesn’t enjoy the rich, delicious flavour of a perfect hollandaise sauce? Regular columnist Gordon Ramsay shares his personal recipes and gives us three ways to enjoy it. Canada’s beloved horticulturist Ken Beattie is also an avid traveller. Check out his article on exotic cruise ship travel. Who knows? Perhaps you’ll be joining him soon on board a luxury cruise. Shell Busey gives us guidelines on selecting an exterior door, and Lisa DraderMurphy discusses the latest in fall fashion. Best wishes to all of you this fall!

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Lisa Drader-Murphy on Fall Fashion


COVER: Roughriders 2013


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Amazonas Unleashed: Cruise in Style with Ken Beattie


Choosing Exterior Doors with Shell Busey

Gordon Ramsay’s Hollandaise Sauce


The Perks of Direct Selling

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Vintageinspired autumn Looks Fall’s Palette is Awash in Emerald, Cranberry, Purple, Ochre, Aubergine by Lisa DraDer-Murphy NatioNal ColumNist Photos Trevor aLLen Clothes Turbine model aMy Kerr hair Jay WeLLs


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.

By Lisa Drader-Murphy, photo Jenn Gregory

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

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palette is awash in emerald, cranberry, purple, ochre, aubergine — all perfect for layering in reverie to the season’s bounty. 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. FLS

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. —George Elliot


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Fresh Faces, New FashioN at GeNtries By Courtney tait Photos Lisa Landrie


resh faces and new finds are available in a hidden little gem in the Saskatoon downtown core. Anita Kehoe and her sister-in-law Tammy Kehoe took over the popular downtown boutique Gentries on August 1st. They have added their stamp to the 23-year-old business while maintaining the overall feel created by previous owner Judy Balon. “Our combined experience of sales, fashion and management skills made the decision easy and the transition smooth,” says Anita. “Our goal is to build relationships with customers so that we understand their lifestyle, what they enjoy wearing and what makes them feel good. We pride ourselves on helping people find special pieces for their wardrobe, providing one-on-one service.” Gentries carries dresses, suits, casual wear, jewellery and a line of vintageinspired handbags. Anita and Tammy will continue to offer many of the store’s long-standing lines, with a few new additions. St. James, a nautical-inspired French brand, features a wonderful line of Merino wool sweaters that have already proven to be extremely popular. St. James is known for its great attention to details and for its natural fabrics. The new owners will continue to carry 360 cashmere sweaters. “We have brought in some that are not only unique but also have a bit of an edge,” says Tammy. Gentries caters to women of all ages. Periphery, a Canadian line, offers a tasteful business look that appeals to the working woman. Eric Alexandre — which features European fabrics — offers a smart, casual look. Elisa Cavaletti is made in Tuscany, Italy and is exclusive to Gentries in Saskatoon. Her pieces feature handcrafted buttons and are one-of-akind. Other lines you’ll find in the store are Zuzabart, Tuzzi, Nick and Zoe,Tribal, and Chalet. “Our philosophy is buying smart, purchasing great-quality classic

pieces which will serve as a foundation for your wardrobe and that you can keep building on,” says Tammy. “Buying pieces is an investment. In our store you can always find something the next season to complement that last piece.” Customers will continue to feel at home in the store’s relaxed atmosphere, as the neutral tones and spacious change rooms remain. “We have added a few touches such as a vintage display table and other unique display pieces that give the store more of an eclectic feel,” says Anita. If guys are in a pinch for a last minute birthday or Christmas gift, they can call Anita or Tammy who will gladly wrap up a special piece or gift card. Two-hour free parking is available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and all day Saturday in the Scotia Centre parking lot. The parking passes are available for Gentries’ customers at the shop.

Anita and Tammy welcome you to celebrate Gentries and their new ownership at an open house this fall with friends, family and customers. View their new collections, indulge in wine and cheese, see the changes and enjoy a girls’ night out. You can call the store for further details. “We will continue to bring in new lines while keeping the focus on providing individualized service, offering classic clothing with an understated femininity,” say Anita and Tammy. “We want women to leave the store feeling like it was an experience. We feel like we have done our job when women walk out our doors feeling empowered and confident.” FLS Gentries 7-123 2nd Avenue South Saskatoon 306.652.3929 Model Janet Walsh right owners Anita Kehoe and Tammy Kehoe

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UniqUe Footwear: Vast selection and One Big Family By Apolline lucyk Photos MegAn Antoniuk photogrAphy Models courtesy of MAsAlA Model & tAlent And school of personAl developMent


n the Grosvenor Park Shopping Centre, just off of 8th Street, there lies a funky store with one of the best selections of high-quality footwear in Saskatoon. Traxx Footwear opened its doors in the summer of 2001 when its owner, Bob Miller, recognized the need in Saskatoon for a high-quality footwear store and decided to bring Saskatoon residents better options in adult footwear of all varieties. Traxx offers everything from trendy designer brands to CSAapproved work footwear.




Bob was not a newcomer to the footwear industry upon opening Traxx; he has worked in the shoe business for 43-years now. He brought expertise and experience to Traxx from its very beginnings, which has helped the business grow into the thriving enterprise it is today. His energy and enthusiasm are contagious: Bob is always helping out around the store by offering customers friendly opinions and advice. Traxx Footwear carries a fantastic selection of exclusive, unique footwear for men and women with a selection of many

brands that cannot be found elsewhere in Saskatchewan. Traxx is the largest CAT retailer in Saskatchewan, as well as metatarsal boots and CSA-approved safety footwear, making them an optimal choice for durable work footwear in the city. They also carry an extensive array of exclusive women’s fashion footwear including brands that are difficult to find elsewhere in Saskatchewan, such as Fidji, Un Tour en Ville, Mjus, Miz Mooz, and Taos. Traxx is also a carrier of Wolverine, Merrell, Tsubo (an urban everyday footwear with enhanced support and

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MUST HAVES cushioning), and Orthaheel, which is an exclusive footwear brand designed by a podiatrist and offers a support system superior to that of most regular brands. Traxx carries footwear to fit every shape and size � wide widths for feet and athletic calf boots. The Traxx staff would like to tell you: “yes ladies, if the boot has never zipped before, it will now!” Traxx also offers a wide variety of socks and one-of-a-kind purses to complement any wardrobe. Traxx is a family-run business, so they have many options available to

their customers that are not available elsewhere. Traxx employees are extremely knowledgeable about the footwear they carry as well as which sizes and brands would be best suited to each individual customer especially when it comes to different foot and calf sizes and support needs. Bob even takes his staff on buying trips so they have the opportunity to become especially knowledgeable about the brands and styles that the store carries during any given season. Customers visit Traxx from near and far to browse their unique brands. However,

if you are not able to visit the store, you can visit their Facebook and Twitter pages or website to get the latest news on the trends and colours that are in stock at the store. Shoes can be ordered online or over the phone and delivered to your doorstep for your shopping convenience at any time. FLS Traxx Footwear 23-2105 8th Street East, Grosvenor Park 306.956.2272 |




We had the pleasure of having Megan capture precious moments of our first son, Carter. She photographed us throughout his first year, including belly photos, family photos and his birthday. We were constantly amazed by the creativity and quality of her photographs. While photographing his cake smash she truly did a fantastic job of preserving this special moment in time through her amazing photos! Thank you Megan!” — Amy J.

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hile staying at home with her young children for the past five years, Megan Antoniuk has developed a passion for photography. Because of her connection to children and family values, she specializes in that genre of photography. “Once my own kids were born, it really took off from there. I was always taking pictures of them; I took classes at the university to hone my skills. I did it for friends and family and it snowballed from there,” says Megan. It’s easy to see why — her work is stunning. Megan can capture those candid expressions on your child that you want to treasure forever. Her amiable demeanour and warmth puts babies, children and teens at ease instantly, making it possible to get a sincere image that reflects your child. “I try to act silly, get them to laugh, talk to them and just make them feel comfortable,” laughs Megan. “It all stems from my own kids. I love seeing how they grow and I want other people to have beautiful pictures they can look back on to remember those moments when their own kids were small,” she remarks. “I give my clients top-quality pictures, images that will last a lifetime. Something people can

hang in their homes and be proud of; I want people to be proud to look at their family.” This desire to capture the best of your family turns your family photos into works of art. To ensure you and your family are at ease, Megan comes to you. She sets up a mini studio shoot in your home, bringing backgrounds and props to reveal your child’s unique personality. She also does lifestyle shoots, documenting your family’s “real” life — the farmer’s market, bookstore, beach or anywhere you’d like. Having grown up in Saskatoon, Megan knows plenty of beautiful locales around the city. “I like to capture people in a moment,” explains Megan. While preserving the memories of her own children growing up, Megan also eloquently documents the evolution of your family. As your children seem to change daily and morph into new people, Megan can help you preserve the precious moments of their childhood that seems to evaporate all too quickly. FLS

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The Year Ahead in Gala Gear BY COURTNEY TAIT


winter wedding. Christmas parties. New Year’s Eve. Graduations. Whether you’re a mom, a teen, a grandmother, or a single guy about town, chances are you’ve got an event to attend in the upcoming months. We’ve compiled trends, tips, and the hottest shops in the city to help you find your perfect party outfit.

The Trends For the ladies: Fall 2013 is bringing in textured fabrics such as lace, brocade and tulle, and embellishments like beading, sequins, and crystals. Sleek sheaths and mermaid cuts have been spotted on the runways, and long slits are making a comeback. Executive Director of the Saskatoon Fashion and Design Festival, Jacqueline Conway, says rich colours such as emerald and royal purple are big this season, along with cobalt, maroon, and fuchsia. Not up for going bold? “Classic black is always a favourite,” says Conway. Girls’ grad apparel often takes its inspiration from the couture runway and red carpets, and black or red is a recurring theme that can be re-worn. “A look that possesses a timeless quality spells chic,” says Conway. Many girls opt for the full-skirted ball gown, while form-focused shapes like the strapless sweetheart, asymmetrical, and crewneck offer simple elegance. Love the vintage look? Paula Collins from Masala Model & Talent and School of Personal Development says gowns from the ‘50s are also popular among grads, and can be found in multiple colours . Cocktail-length dresses remain a popular choice for formal wear, year after year. “Not only does the chance of reusing an expensive purchase go up, but cocktail dresses are a great way for [formal wear] to remain youthful and fun,” says Conway. For the guys: Think dapper, European, and slim cut for a youthful look. If you’re opting for a tuxedo, try a suit with satin lapels and pair it with a thin tie or bow-tie. “Bow-ties are making a huge comeback on the formal scene for men, with different colours and prints upping the style ante,” says Conway. A three-piece suit can be personalized by mixing a pin-striped vest with solid jacket and pant. Want to stand out? A coloured suit in red, navy, or cream will ensure your fashion-forward status is enhanced.

The Tips Shop early. Looking for the perfect dress or

suit well ahead of an event provides extra time to determine what flatters your shape and reflects your personal style. If a different size is needed, it can be ordered in advance, allowing for alterations and putting together the rest of the outfit, such as shoes and jewellery. Choose an honest companion. Shopping with someone who tells you everything looks good will get you nowhere. “Whether it’s your mom, sibling, dad, or best friend, force them to tell you what they really think,” says Conway. Prioritize the fit. Look for a cut and silhouette that compliments your body. Dresses and suits can often be ordered in a different colour, so keep an open mind with what you try on, and let the shape guide your decision. For the guys, wearing pants or sleeves that are too long or a blazer that’s too big is a major no. Remember to double-check the hem length, and try the outfit with proper footwear to ensure you are happy with how the gown or pant falls. Not quite right? Get the piece tailored to your exact size. Stand tall. “How a woman is standing can change how they fit into a dress,” says Collins. Straighten up, pull your shoulders back, and take a step back to get a clearer perspective of how a dress is meant to fit. Try it with Spanx. Don’t let a little extra padding deter you from finding the look you love. “Wearing support undergarments can help with the fit of a dress,” says Collins. Accessorize. An understated dress can be

made to pop with a bright ring, bracelet and earring combination, statement necklace, or pair of strappy heels. Think about what you might wear with the gown you’re trying on before you decide if it’s the one. Love to show off your shoes? Go for a shorter dress. Planning to wear your hair up? Consider earrings that will flatter your gown’s neckline. Accessorizing is more than an outfit’s finishing touch: it can set the tone for the look you want to achieve. Whichever look you choose, the experience of shopping for it should be fun. “Don’t be afraid to forget about trends and follow your instincts when it comes to choosing formal wear,” says Conway. “What you feel great in and compliments your personal style is always the best choice!” FLS

Find the Perfect Graduation Gown

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lassique Designs has offered women the most elegant, sophisticated and glamourous evening wear available on the market for over 30 years. The store is filled with deliciously endless options for all tastes, sizes and ages. Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 trends are as varied and eclectic as the clients who will wear them. Texture abounds in every fabric imaginable. Styles range from stunning ball gowns to minimalist column dresses. The entire colour spectrum comes into play, from regal jewel tones to soft champagnes and everything in between. In recent years, graduation and prom gown purchases have come to mark




not only the milestone of transitioning from elementary or high school, but the evolution from childhood to young womanhood (similar to a modern day, North American equivalent of a quinceaĂąera or a dĂŠbutante ball). Recognizing this wonderful opportunity to meet and assist young ladies, I have assembled over half a dozen, ageappropriate, breath-taking collections from which to chose. These include: Tony Bowls, Alyce, Terani, Clarisse, Jolie, Reva, Scala and JS Collections. Klassique completes the package with

expert fittings and alterations so you will shine on your special day. Since it is often your first purchase of formal attire, I highly recommend visiting the store to try different styles and learn what works best for you. I have helped thousands of young ladies find the perfect dress, and I would love to have the opportunity to be your fairy godmother too. Shop early, since special orders can take up to four months. Remember, just be you and enjoy the experience. FLS Photography by William Hamilton

POSE, KNOWLEDGE, CONFIDENCE Masala: a Comprehensive Talent & Development Agency


n September 2000, Paula Collins established Masala Model & Talent and School of Personal Development. This full-service agency provides local and international models and talent for photo shoots, ad campaigns, television commercials, voice-overs, music videos, industrial videos, and brand ambassadors and hosts/hostesses. The Masala talent pool is diverse, representing all ages, sizes and ethnicities. “Masala means ‘a mixture of exotic spices,’ and that’s what [we are] made of!” says Collins. Masala talent was out in full force at the recent You May Kiss the Bride: Saskatoon Bridal Showcase. Collins’ leadership of her models, aged as young as six, lent to a spectacular event. The agency runs weekly modeling and acting classes throughout the year during which children, men and women develop a strong foundation and gain valuable experience in the field. Through Collins’ school of personal development, she engages with the community through classes on topics such as self-esteem and confidence, healthy body image, fashion and make up techniques, hygiene, public speaking skills, workplace and social etiquette, resume writing and interview skills. Masala frequently leads classes at career days throughout the city, where she discusses “posture, poise and etiquette and how to present [oneself] at a job interview,” Collins notes as an example. Using roleplaying exercises, the classes she delivers for businesses and post secondary institutes entail “speaking skills, client relations, employer-employee relationships, shopping on a budget, and so on.” Collins beams with pride when she reflects on her talent and the tremendous presence they have within the community. “My job is to help [people] become a better person, make them feel confident and give them some knowledge of what’s out there. It’s all about having fun with who you are and enhancing yourself … for yourself.” FLS

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A Constant Watch:

The Rolex in 2013 By Rebecca SchneideReit


n 1927, aquatic daredevil Mercedes Gleitze swam the English Channel with a Rolex Oyster in tow. Ten-plus hours later, her Oyster still kept perfect time, passing its trial by fire to become the world’s first waterproof wristwatch. Sir Malcolm Campbell wore a Rolex in 1935 when he set a driving record of over 485 kilometres per hour. Pilot Chuck Yeager donned a Rolex when his X-1 outstripped the speed of sound in 1947. Cultural icons from opera singers to nuclear scientists have worn Rolexes: the Rolex name girds the tale of the 21st century’s greatest successes. Since Hans Wilsdorf founded his watch company in 1905 (then called Wilsdorf & Davis), his product has attained mythic status. While it’s fascinating to examine the business’ history, modern Rolex timepieces are as elegantly fashionable and as fiercely functional as ever. Below, Fine Lifestyles takes a look at a few Rolex models unveiled at 2013’s BASELWORLD World Watch and Jewellery Show.

The WaTches of 2013 Rolex’s 2013 GMT-Master II, with its iconic rotatable bezel, the watch feature rimming the face, and blue and black ceramic insert makes a bold statement. The bezel insert’s colours symbolize day and night, hearkening back to the GMT-Master’s historic association with aviation. The GMT-Master II features a 24-hour hand alongside its hour, minute and second hands, as well as a steel bracelet that may be extended by about five millimetres, rendering the GMT-Master II well-suited to travellers and to active lifestyles. The 2013 Yacht-Master II, meanwhile, has an unmistakably nautical aura; its white dial with red and blue details evokes the crash of waves and the scent of salt air. In fact, the Yacht-Master II, with its crisp colours and modern lines, is not just a wristwatch, but a top-tier regatta chronograph with a flexible countdown 2013 GMT-Master II




feature. And like the GMT Master II, the Yacht Master II features an adjustable steel bracelet and safety clasp — the latter feature, like the Yacht-Master II’s waterproof case, is invaluable to boaters wearing their timepiece at sea. 2013 marks the 50th birthday of Rolex’s Cosmograph Daytona, a model favoured by actor and racer Paul Newman. The 2013 Cosmograph Daytona still features its characteristic tachymeter scale, a testimony to the watch’s link to auto racing and to distinction on and off the track. This year’s take on the Cosmograph Daytona is fashioned from platinum, with a dial the colour of a cloudless sky. 2013 also saw the release of new Rolex Day-Dates and Day-Date “Serties.” The Day-Date is so called because the day and date are displayed alongside the time on the watch’s face. The DayDate’s classic lines and uncluttered dial have made the model a favourite since its introduction in the mid-fifties. The new Day-Date is available in six colour palettes with decadent names such as cherry, chocolate and cognac. The 2013 Day-Date Sertie, meanwhile, is in many ways simply a more glamorous take on the classic Day-Date, featuring a white, yellow or EVEROSE gold bracelet, a coordinated gemstone or mother-ofpearl dial, and a diamond-spangled bezel. Finally, a new Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster became available in 2013; a charming piece in pink, white and EVEROSE gold, with diamond accents on the bracelet, bezel and dial. A lotus pattern sets off the dial’s mother-of-pearl ornamentation, available in either black or white. In 2013, a Rolex watch is about more than telling the time, although it’s nice not to have to drag out your cell phone every fifteen minutes. It’s also about commitment to the values signified by Rolex’s decades-old “crown” logo. From the English Channel to Daytona Beach, from the Mariana Trench to the troposphere, Rolex has been present at mankind’s greatest modern milestones. And while nobody knows what defining moments the future has in store, there’s every chance the duration of these moments will be measured by a Rolex watch. FLS

since hans Wilsdorf founded his watch company in 1905, his product has attained mythic status.

TOP ROW L–R 2013 GMT-Master II, Cosmograph Daytona MIDDLE ROW L–R Rolex Day-Dates, Day-Date “Serties” RIGHT Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster




Buying Jewelry: Online vs. Store

Terrence Yeung South China Jewelry Midtown Plaza Saskatoon 306.931.3328

Shopping online also means that you can do it when it is most convenient for you. You can shop in your pyjamas before work, pushing a cart in line at the grocery store, in the middle of the night from your bed … anywhere, anytime.



ith the increase of smart phones, mobile devices and apps, online shopping is more popular than ever. While shopping online can be great for many products, it has some setbacks as well. Here are some of the pros and cons for shopping for jewelry online as we see it.

Pros There is unlimited selection online. With the infinite possibility of shops, stones and styles, you can find thousands and thousands of items. Being able to peruse various pages at the same time is also great for price comparison. Having the ability to scrutinize various stores and sellers, you can often find a very reasonable price.




To buy jewelry from a description without ever seeing it in person is like buying a home without ever walking through it. You can read all about it, but you can’t really know how it feels, how it looks or even truly understand the quality. Buying from an unknown seller, you cannot be sure of the quality of your piece, or if you will even receive it at all. You might not get the item as described, or have something else in mind. There is often no recourse you can take if a seller sends you something other than what was promised, meaning you are stuck having paid for an item you don’t want. It is also possible that online companies will sell your email address to mailing lists, resulting in being forwarded unsolicited junk mail.

With online sales, the service stops at the transaction. If you buy a piece in-store, you can return for regular cleaning, maintenance, advice, polishing or appraisals. Many high-end shops do not sell their products online because they want to ensure that a professional is able to explain to you the intricacies and maintenance plan. If you are purchasing a piece of jewelry second hand — like a Rolex — it is impossible to tell what kind of condition the piece is in without seeing it. A quote like “mild wear and tear” can have a lot of different meanings. In general, we advise that you do your research online, compare prices and then buy from a reputable store. If you are sure of the piece of jewelry and the seller, buying online may be an option, but without seeing the piece and having a chance to hold it in your hand, you cannot guarantee you will get what you want. Talking with a professional in-store is the best way to buy jewelry. FLS


Ted Baker is a world famous British designer who is renowned for creating modern contemporary fashions with a British twist. Ted Baker introduces a new suit silhouette with natural shoulders, shorter jacket and narrow lapels, yet with all the superb qualities of world class custom tailored clothing. Its classic cut flatters a wide range of athletic types and is available in a wide range of superb Italian fabrics. The “Ted” Baker is a suit that gets you in the door and on the radar, whether at a meeting, a job interview, a wedding or networking over cocktails thoroughly modern, eminently versatile. 204 3rd Avenue


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lothing says a lot about who we are and what we do; after all, clothes make the man (or woman). Purchasing quality clothing is an important investment in your future. Properly maintaining your clothes can better preserve your investment and style. For a century Arthur Rose has been the premiere fine dry cleaning business in Saskatoon. With exemplary customer service and superb attention to detail the company has made a name for itself and a loyal customer base. Originally founded in 1913 by Arthur Rose, it was family owned for 65 years. For the past 15 years Ron LeFrancois has owned the business, now named Arthur Rose Fine




Dry Cleaning and Launderers. LeFrancois himself has over 30 years of dry cleaning experience as owner of Custom Cleaners. For LeFrancois, joining with Arthur Rose was a natural choice to preserve the company legacy. “Arthur Rose is a piece of Saskatoon history and we are proud to take it into its second 100 years serving Saskatoon,” says LeFrancois. Over the last century the business has only relocated once and now resides on 4th Avenue North to better serve its customers. Many things have changed over the years; state-of-theart technology has replaced the once pungent petroleum-based cleaning systems. Fibimatic dry cleaning machines

are the most advanced in the world according to LeFrancois and have been shipped from Italy. The new Arthur Rose and its machines are focused on being environmentally conscious. “We properly dispose of waste, and the machines don’t vent outside. The new machines retrieve 99 per cent of the solvent we use and it emerges crystal clear for reuse. Most importantly, there is no smell in our plant when you walk in,” remarks LeFrancois. Though Arthur Rose no longer offers pickup and delivery services, it does offer a wide array of services, from bedding and drapery to alterations and repairs. One unique service is its wedding gown cleaning and preservation, which

maintains the garment for years to come. “We look after very high-end garments. We clean for high-end hotels like the Delta, Sheraton and Radisson. We have even cleaned hundred-year-old gowns for the Western Development Museum,” notes LeFrancois. Voted the best dry cleaner in the city numerous times by Planet S, Arthur Rose will be serving Saskatoon for another century. “We’re experienced and we’re very good at what we do,” says LeFrancois. To celebrate its centennial Arthur Rose is getting a facelift to better reflect its image with new signage and a completely renovated lobby. When looking for a dry cleaning service, go with the best: choose Arthur Rose and you won’t be disappointed. FLS Arthur Rose Fabricare and Fine Dry Cleaning 321 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon 306.652.3344

STANDING L–R Aspen Wallman, receptionist; Ashley Bowering, receptionist; Abraleigh McIntyre, stylist/esthetician; Jasmine Fitzpatrick, stylist; Kara Hnetka, stylist; Eleanor Tarasoff, owner; Chelsea Stowe, esthetician; Kourtney Henderson, esthetician SITTING L–R Candace Sather, manager/stylist/esthetician; Kellyn McMillan, esthetician MISSING Ashley Schmalz, stylist OPPOSITE Models courtesy of Masala Model & Talent and School of Personal Development

SaSkatoon’S 33rd Street Gem IS all about luxury by CandaCe M. Fox PhotoS denniCa Wailing/neek PhotograPhy


shining example of luxury found just around the corner from the bustling street of Idylwyld Drive going west down 33rd, Expressions Salon and Spa is the street’s most coveted gem. The spacious salon boasts a full service list of pampering and relaxation. With a staff of 11 dedicated to ensuring everyone leaves feeling rejuvenated and looking their best, Eleanor Tarasoff and Candace Sather are proud of their team of stylists and estheticians. Family friendly with services offered to both men and women, Expressions Salon and Spa is delighted to invite new clients to their beautiful space.




Serene Space From top to bottom, owners Eleanor and Candace have designed and decorated the salon and spa to feel like a piece of heaven between the busy streets. Clients are welcomed in the entrance to a custom designed glass reception and, appropriately, a glass portrait hanging on the wall of Audrey Hepburn circa Breakfast at Tiffany’s. With a small retail area in the front for some pre- or postpampering indulgences, the salon truly is dedicated to giving customers an unbelievable experience.

Following the white tiled floor down the hallway is a soothing massage room outfitted with self-controlled music and dimmers to offer clients a more personalized way to enjoy their experience. Across the way is the hydrotherapy room, which includes a large soaker tub with jet controls and rejuvenation shower. The adjoining room is the massage and wrapping room, ensuring customers the opportunity to utilize the space to its fullest. Spacious manicure and pedicure rooms are just off the salon area, allowing for a more private experience with closed off

doors for private parties. Massage chairs outfit the pedicure room, granting clients the ultimate experience in pampering. Those looking for a golden tan can head downstairs into the tanning studio. With three brand-new Ergoline Professional beds, clients can enjoy that beach bronzed look in mere minutes. With one stand up and two lay down beds, customers can book ahead or walk in when they are free. Full Service Expressions Salon and Spa is a full service salon and spa. Customers can enjoy a full spa day or come in for a cut and colour — no matter what the service, they will be taken care of. With the luxurious space as a beautiful backdrop, Eleanor and Candace welcome couples for massages, private parties for wedding and birthdays, or just a small spa dates with friends. Special occasions are celebrated with a small platter of fruits and cheeses for small groups to enjoy while they get pampered.

Clients can take advantage of the newest nail art designs via Expressions expert estheticians with either gel nails or shellac. Pedicures are a favourite, as clients enjoy the added relaxation with the massage chairs. Indulge with a facial or massage, including hot rock, or hydrotherapy and wrap services. Ladies can enjoy a mini makeover via Expressions make-up artists who are available for special occasions or just as a self-indulgent treat. The newest service recently added to Expressions list includes sparkle temporary tattoos: add a touch of sparkle for a party or Halloween. Stylists at the salon are all specialized in cuts and colours. “We hire staff based on skill, expertise and, of course, their ability to offer really great customer service” says Eleanor. Furthering education and skill is very important to Expressions’ staff as they are a Paul Mitchell concept salon. Stylists are sent to learn the latest in cuts and colouring each year to ensure they have the latest industry knowledge. What better way to enjoy learning than

a trip to Las Vegas? All staff are sent to “the city of sin” every year for the IBS: International Beauty show to get the latest tips in beauty trends, products and techniques. Product Knowledge Expressions Salon and Spa uses products they can be proud of and stand behind. As a Paul Mitchell salon, their hair care products include the full branded line for colouring and styling. Additional product lines used by stylists are sold in-store, including Moroccan Oil and Unite. “Everyone loves Moroccan Oil— it’s huge right now because it is so good for the hair,” insists Candace. The Unite brand products paraben-free, sodium chloride-free, colour safe and are vegan friendly. Spa and make-up products used and sold include the French skin care line, Bernard Cassiere. Expressions is one of the only salons in Saskatchewan authorized to carry and sell the luxury skin care line. Other products used are Mudd and Young Blood make-up. Retail Therapy Husbands and boyfriends beware. Ladies can find a small piece of department store heaven in the retail space of Expressions. With Anne Klein and Nine West purses, wallets and clutches available in a variety of styles, the salon has a bit of something for every lady. Also available at Expressions are Swarovski Crystal branded sunglasses for those who love a bit of sparkle on their shades. Speciality items are brought into the salon and spa so customers can delight in having “one of a kind” items that are usually hard to find in the city. Clients can also purchase tanning oils and lotions from the wide selection available, as well hair and beauty products. Stylists and estheticians are more than happy to assist clients in what products work best for their skin and hair types. Expressions Salon and Spa invite clients and those visiting this year’s Woman’s

World to stop by their booth for some quick pampering. The ladies will be offering free make-up services and tips as well offering sparkle temporary tattoos to booth visitors. For more information about Expressions Salon and Spa or to book an appointment contact the team at 306.384.0800. FLS

Expressions Salon and Spa 107-33rd Street West Saskatoon 306.384.0800

RIGHT Eleanor Tarasoff, owner

New Boutique optical Store Brings the Latest Designers & Styles to Willowgrove By Apolline lucyk photoS Jennifer oleksyn


askatoon’s Point Optical has opened a new location in Willowgrove. Situated in University Heights, it is an elegant, upscale boutique optical shop where customers can shop the latest designer trends right in Saskatoon. The store exudes class, and carries an array of high-fashion designer brands such as Gucci, Versace, Maui Jim, Ray Ban, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, J.F.Rey and Prada, as well as Salvatore Ferragamo, Alexander McQueen, Bebe, Diesel, Michael Kors, and Dsquared2 which are unique to the University Heights location.




Point Optical is a local, family owned and operated business dedicated to helping the residents and visitors of Saskatoon see and look their best. Garry and Marian Oleksyn opened their first Point Optical location in downtown Saskatoon in June of 1985. Since then, they have opened two more locations: one in the west end of the city, in Confederation Mall, and just this past August they opened their University Heights location. Their sons Christopher and Clint have since joined the business as well to help carry on the Oleksyn family’s tradition of high-quality, personalized vision care.

Customer service is of the utmost importance at all Point Optical locations. As Point Optical is a private, family-run business, all of their employees are very knowledgeable about the products, and are more than happy to spend time with their customers, finding the perfect frame for them, and answering any questions they might have about their eye-care. Point Optical provides its customers with top quality brands of lenses: Essilor, Nikon and Zeiss. All three Point Optical stores have licensed opticians and contact lens technicians to fill all prescription needs.

Point Optical has competitive pricing and offers a generous student discount to make vision solutions more affordable for younger people. They carry a broad selection of classic and funky frames and sunglasses for children of all ages. Stop in and check out the children’s Essilor Junior Eyewear Program. Point Optical has locations across Saskatoon — west, east, and downtown — and have such a wide variety of options at each store that there is truly something for everyone. As they say, “We’ve got the look. We’ve got your look.” Come find your look today. FLS

Point Optical, Saskatoon

University Heights 138-1844 McOrmand Drive 306.249.5795 Monday to Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday closed Scotia Centre 123-2nd Ave South 306.664.4636 Monday to Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday closed Confederation Mall 300 Confederation Drive 306.975.1630 Monday to Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday closed Right l–R Garry, Marian and Clint Oleksyn owners

Beauty And The Biz

Tammy McLean Angles SalonSpa 201 1st Avenue South, Saskatoon (main door Midtown Plaza) 306.653.4247 Angles SalonSpa Saskatoon


askatoon’s favourite award-winning business owner, stylist, stage artist, mentor, mom and wife plays the beauty speed round: Favourite feature? A gorgeous smile! It takes less muscles to smile than frown. This means less wrinkles as well. Life is too short to be grumpy or negative. And teeth: they don’t have to be perfect but they do have to be white!




Top beauty look on a woman? Beautiful skin! Skin is the largest human organ and it plays a vital role as your body’s first line of defense against infection and other harsh elements. If you suffer from certain medical conditions or work in dirty, extremely dry or wet environments, you are probably familiar with the problem of extremely dry skin. To restore your skin to good health, you must actively replenish the moisture down to the deeper layers. You need a professional to identify your type of skin and choose the right type of products to use. I recommend treating yourself to a facial four times a year as proper maintenance. Favourite spa service? Massage! Whether it is relaxation or therapeutic, massage is just what the doctor ordered. Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it helps the injured, the ill and the stressed, it can also prevent certain illness and conditions before they develop. Go alone or side-by-side with a friend or loved one. Nothing beats the power of human touch. Signature beauty look? Switch from brown liner during the day to black liner at night, then add a bit of brow shadow to further intensify the eyes. Sprinkle some volume powder at your hair roots. With a bit of backcombing, a little touchable hairspray and a bright lip gloss, you’re good to go in 10 minutes.

Cringe-worthy beauty moments? First, the number of women who come into a salon right after having a baby and ask to have their hair cut off! I know that nine times out of 10 there will be regret, so I always tell them to wait until the next appointment and if they still want it cut off, they’re ready. Second, drug store hair colours gone wrong. Leave it to the experts. Your hair is the ultimate fashion accessory — don’t mess with it! Favourite place to travel? Working in the beauty industry and owning my own business has allowed me to make connections and networks all over the world. My favourite place to go every year is Europe, just simply to be inspired. They really have it right there, finding a balance of working hard and relaxing with friends and family. Hardest lesson to learn? Only Wonder Woman can do it all and all at once. And she isn’t even real! Advice for your younger self? Don’t be so serious! I wish I learned to laugh at myself a lot earlier Business advice for budding entrepreneurs? You should always treat any place of business like your own. And when the time is right, get a mentor. Someone you trust and who will be open and honest about the pros and cons of owning your own business. FLS

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Glamourous &Fabulous



his season is all about bold bracelets and statement necklaces. Each unique piece by Trish is a work of art that marks important milestones in life. Fall will be full of brilliant black and white, vivacious purples, valiant corals and rich neutrals. Trish chooses stones for their quality, assuring both beauty and longevity.

Fall of 2013 is an exciting time at Options by Trish — the new Euro Dazzle Rose Gold collection has arrived! As one of the only dealers in Canada, Trish is proud to showcase this incredible offering. The genuine rose gold, complete with Swarovski crystals in every shade, will take your breath away.

Trish designs custom jewellery that reflects your personality and showcases individuality. For any occasion, to give as a gift or for yourself, Trish will create a piece that speaks to you.

A warm and beautiful boutique, Options by Trish is always adding new pieces. Stop by regularly to see the ever-changing collection. Options by Trish is centrally located directly across the street from Target on 8th Street.

The breathtaking collections are popular amongst Saskatoon brides with a glamourous and unique style. On your special day, expect your jewellery to be as unique as you.

Affordable luxury for every woman and every occasion!

Options By Trish Fashion Jewelry Boutique #207-3521 8th St. East (Directly across fromTarget 8th St.) Open Fridays and saturdays 10:30 a.m. tO 5 p.m. 306.933.2030 |

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» Faux wrap dress by Tango Mango. Also available in sleeveless

» Sleeveless ruffle dress by Tango Mango. Model courtesy of SHE Modelling

Be Beautiful. Be You. Babette’s features unique clothing for casual and dressy looks including Betsy Johnson, Lola Jeans, Picadilly and Adam Jacobs. Feather bouquets and fascinators for brides are also available. Visit Babette’s for a diverse shopping experience. BaBette’s 96a 33rd Street East, Saskatoon | 306.244.0233

» Tracy Buller, owner

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Owners Sherry and Harvey Neufeld

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Come see why customers from across Canada enjoy shopping in our period-style shop. We feature vintage jewellery and accessories from all eras — from the detailed silver of the ’40s, to the multi-layered necklaces of the ’50s, to the vibrant and colourful pieces of the ‘60s — and everything in between. Some of our remarkable pieces date back to as early as the 1800s. Egyptian jewellery to costume jewellery, cameos to precious stones, Back Then & Again has the shopping experience you’ve been waiting for. Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Building the Foundation for Youthful Skin By Trina annand


any people these days are on a personal quest for the fountain of youth, trying the latest lotion, potions and trends. During his twilight years Mark Twain himself shared a unique view on aging, “Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.” Baring a discovery of mythological proportions, the only way to appear more youthful is to take better care of ourselves. The cosmetic industry is full of products that trumpet age-defying, wrinkle-reducing and skin tone-evening breakthroughs. Healthy skin doesn’t take a lot of work; it is the simplest tools that make the biggest difference. For clinical skin care therapist Tricia Dauphinee-Bishop, true skin care miracles are not about covering up aging, but about rejuvenating the skin you have. “So many people think that once the damage is done you have to live with it. I always remind my clients that they are 300 billion cells different than they were yesterday. The body is constantly renewing itself; it’s up to us to nurture and protect those new cells,” notes Dauphinee-Bishop.

Cell Restoration The foundation for a healthy youthful appearance is skin cells and they can only truly be helped with clinical strength products — not over the counter quick fixes. Skin damage is caused by a variety of factors; this damage causes free radicals that can be battled through the use of Vitamin C. The cell-restoring properties of the vitamin were discovered during cancer research; though taking Vitamin C orally had little effect on skin cells, it did help fight certain cancers. What makes Vitamin C effective is finding products that are stabilized, and this means looking for products with United States Pharmaceutical (USP) on the bottle. As a volatile vitamin, it needs to be properly treated so its molecules are small enough to penetrate skin. You don’t get the same effects from simply breaking open a Vitamin C capsule and rubbing it into skin.

Vitamin A Another vitamin powerhouse discovered by the scientific world is Vitamin A. As a skin cell normalizer, it helps create healthy skin cells; it is slightly acidic and can make skin sun-sensitive, which is where sunscreen comes in. Dauphinee-Bishop is quick to point out that like Vitamin C, not all Vitamin A treatments are created equal. “Pharmaceutical-grade products have to prove to Health Canada that their products actually do work. Over-the-counter products can make all the claims they want. Vitamin C fights free radicals, helps build collagen and lighten pigmentation, but not necessarily in their over-the-counter product,” remarks Dauphinee-Bishop.

Mineral Makeup There is no single magic ingredient that makes skin reverse the tides of time; it is a combination of habit and product. Though cosmetics such as foundations and concealers claim to have skinsoothing properties and moisturizers, they are often to blame for irritation and breakouts that can lead to skin damage. Experts recommend a high quality mineral makeup. As an extension of your skin care regime, mineral makeups are actually good for skin; they don’t harbour bacteria and don’t settle into pores like other makeup products. At Landings Surgical Centre, Dauphinee-Bishop recommends Jane Iredale and Colourscience mineral makeup to her clients, “Mineral makeup actually protects skin. They are amazing for people with rosacea or acne because it sits on skin

like shingles, it doesn’t stick together and cause pore congestion like other products.” When you are done putting on your makeup, it is still important to reapply sunscreen; the expert recommends Sunforgettable from Colourscience. The powder product comes in SPF 30 and 50 and can be applied over makeup.

Cleansers How you take products off at night is just as important as what you put on your face in the morning. Experts often say not to put anything harsher than a cotton ball on your face. With layers of makeup, moisturizer, sunscreen and environmental debris from the day, it is hard to imagine a lowly cotton ball doing the work. Dauphinee-Bishop only uses the soft side of a baby washcloth on her skin; they dry quickly, are affordable enough that you can use a clean one each time you wash and are designed for tender skin. The most important part of cleansing is time, if you took 30 minutes to put on that face, it is not going to come off with a simple splash of water. Cleansers need to be actively moved around the face for at least two minutes to fully do the job. When deciding on a skin care regime, it is often a professional consultation the makes the most difference. They understand the science behind why skin reacts the way it does. “People spend a fortune on skincare and they waste a lot of money on skincare. You really just need someone who can tell you which products will work best for your skin so you don’t waste time and money. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a moisturizer; it’s better to invest in the pharmaceutical products,” remarks Dauphinee-Bishop. The expert is quick to point out the best thing you can do for your skin is religiously use sunscreen every day, even in winter. FLS




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Take a Break and add Some Luxury To your day By Trina annand PhoToS heaTher friTz


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.




“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. FLS

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

Top RighT Jessica Tetu, owner (standing) with Jessica White, director; Gisele Sieben, esthetics director; Brittany Chyz, massage director



to the Darkness of Cancer

By AvivA ZAck Photos MAcArenA YAneZ/MAki Fotos

Cancer is a word that often conjures up all sorts of ugly, negative thoughts. But cancer can bring out beauty as well. A recent photo shoot with five local women who are all blood cancer survivors, is proof that strength and hope, even in the face of cancer, do exist. And that is beautiful.


hotographer Macarena Yanez of Maki Fotos knew immediately that she wanted to donate her time and talents to this photo shoot. Only a year and a half prior, she tragically lost her best friend Marcy to cancer. Realizing the power of photographs to tell a story and spark memories, she was thrilled to help honour these courageous women, who were able to survive this disease. Kara Firman, who recently opened Spectrum Hair Studio, provided the photo shoot location and pampered the women by styling their hair. She has also been personally affected by cancer. Just over four years ago, her mother-in-law passed away after a short battle with throat cancer.

Amanda Zinovich, who runs A to Z Make-Up Artistry, freshened up the women’s looks. She has a happier ending to her personal connection to cancer: her father survived prostate cancer in 2006, and thankfully has been healthy since. So many of us unfortunately have loved ones who have suffered from cancer. Trying to find the light in such a dark disease can be difficult. Yet it is impossible not to see the beauty both inside and out in each of these five survivors as they smiled in front of the camera and shared bits of their personal cancer journeys. Their stories inspire and give hope.


Donna Hall is fortunate that since her diagnosis two years ago with nonHodgkin follicular lymphoma, she has not had any symptoms. Every three months she visits the Cancer Centre for an evaluation, and has found the staff there to be very empathetic and supportive of the wait-and-see approach that she has had to take. Donna spends her time with her son and daughter, as well as her husband of 35 years, cooking, travelling and having some friendly regular backgammon competitions. She also values quiet time daily to read spiritual and inspirational thoughts, meditate and do yoga. Donna also uses this quiet time to count the blessings in her life, of which she has many. She focuses a lot on hope. Hope that she can make a difference. Hope that she can be an inspiration. And hope that one day there will be a cure for cancer.


Lesley Washington and her mom have something in common: they are both blood cancer survivors. Lesley’s daughter Isabella was only a few years old back in 2004 when Lesley was diagnosed with acute leukemia. Luckily, like her mom, Lesley survived. She sees every day as a gift and ensures she has time to pursue her many passions, including knitting, cross-stitch, as well as a love of writing poetry and fiction. Surviving cancer has taught Lesley to see joy in the world. Says Lesley, “Whether we are living with a chronic or acute blood cancer, or not, whether we have three days left on earth or 30, every day is a gift and has potential for joy.”




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In November 2004, Maria Rieger was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin In November Rieger wasto diagnosed stagethose 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma and2004, given aMaria mere six weeks live. “Whenwith you hear words ‘you lymphoma and given a mere six weeks to live. “When you hear those words ‘you have cancer,’ you go numb,” says Maria. have cancer,’ you go numb,” says Maria. She was shocked to realize how sick she was, which meant 13 rounds of chemotherapy She was shocked to realize— how sheshe was, which meantto13be rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant of sick which was fortunate her own donor. and a stem cell transplant — of which she was fortunate to be her own donor. Maria tried to have courage. During the battle for her life, she realized that she had Maria tried to have courage. During the battle for dreams, her life, she realized she had not had enough courage to pursue some of her vowing thatthat should she not had enough courage to pursue some of her dreams, vowing that should she get well, she would. get well, she would. It took courage as well to fight cancer. Along with support from her family and It took courage as well to infight cancer. withand support fromtakes her family friends and a strong faith God, MariaAlong survived, no longer thingsand for friends and a strong faith in God, Maria survived, and no longer takes things for granted. “For me it seemed ironic to think cancer would give me the courage to “For me it seemed pursue dreams,” she says.ironic to think cancer would give me the courage to pursue my dreams,” she says.

Jill Jill

Jill Aussant was diagnosed only last November with Hodgkin lymphoma. It has Jill Aussant was diagnosed only last Novemberyear withfor Hodgkin lymphoma. It has been a physically and emotionally challenging her, undergoing multiple been a physically emotionally challenging year for her, undergoing multiple chemotherapy andand radiation treatments. chemotherapy and radiation treatments. An outdoors-woman at heart, Jill loves to camp, hike and garden. She also enjoys An outdoors-woman at heart, to camp, hike and garden. She also challenging herself, and plansJill to loves hike the Abbott glacier in Alberta withenjoys some challenging herself, and plans to hike the Abbott glacier in Alberta with some friends this fall. friends this fall. Jill exemplifies what it means to be a cancer survivor. Despite fighting a hard battle Jill exemplifies what it her means to says be a cancer Despite fighting hard battle the past nine months, smile it all. Jillsurvivor. is grateful. She says, “Soamany times the pastthe nine months, her smileI have says itthanked all. Jill isGod grateful. “So manythings times during past nine months, for allShe of says, the wonderful during the months, I have God for alland of the wonderful things I have in mypast life.nine Husband Louis, andthanked daughters Lauren Julia, my friends, the Ilove havethey in my life.given Husband andgood daughters Lauren Julia, my have to me,Louis, enough food to eat, aand warm bed tofriends, sleep inthe at love they have given me,be enough good to eat, bed to possible sleep in to at night, a diagnosis thattocan treated. Evenfood in the faceaofwarm illness, it is night, a diagnosis that can be treated. Even in the face of illness, it is possible to feel grateful. Gratitude has given me peace.” feel grateful. Gratitude has given me peace.”

Lauriei Lauriei

Laurie Miller, mom to three sons, has lived in Saskatoon her whole life. She is a nonLaurie Miller, momlymphoma to three sons, has lived in Saskatoon wholeher life.father She islost a nonHodgkin follicular survivor, which is the sameher disease his Hodgkin follicular lymphoma survivor, which is the same disease her father lost his battle to 10 years ago. “There is not a day goes by that I don’t think of my dad, who battle to 10 years ago. “There is not a day goes by that I don’t think of my dad, who lost his life to the same cancer that I fought so hard to beat,” says Laurie, the emotion lost hisshowing life to theonsame cancer that I fought so hard to beat,” says Laurie, the emotion clearly her face. clearly showing on her face. After a successful donor stem cell transplant from her sister in 2010, Laurie is now a successful stem cell transplant from her sister in 2010, Laurie is now aAfter two-year cancer donor survivor. Relying on her sons, family and friends, and inspired by aher two-year survivor. Relying sons, family to and friends, dad, shecancer maintains a strong will on andher determination never giveand up. inspired by her dad, she maintains a strong will and determination to never give up. Laurie’s battle with cancer taught her not to sweat the small stuff. It also taught Laurie’s battle with taught her not sweat the small stuff. chance It also taught her to have faith andcancer believe. She feels thatto she was given a second at life, her to havetofaith She feels that she was given a second chance at life, and plans live and it to believe. its fullest. and plans to live it to its fullest.




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The stories of these five women prove that even when faced with cancer, it is possible to have courage, experience joy, keep believing, experience gratitude and to feel a great sense of hope. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada will be celebrating these stories of survival at its Light The Night Walk on October 5th in Kiwanis Park. Light The Night is a five kilometre walk at twilight where participants carry glowing lanterns as they walk along the river valley: red for supporters, white for survivors and gold for those walking in memory. Hundreds of people touched by leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma will come together as a community with their friends and family to pay tribute to those they have lost and those who continue to inspire us in their battles with cancer. It is a fun event for the whole family with food and entertainment, intended to

celebrate life and bring people together to walk towards a cure. Through sponsorship and donations, Light The Night raises funds for patient support services in Saskatoon and surrounding areas, as well as for vital blood cancer research. Thanks to fundraising efforts by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society thus far, there has been a lot of progress made with new treatments that are already saving lives. This is reason to be hopeful for an eventual cure, especially for the more than 100,000 Canadians currently living with or in remission from one of the many blood cancers. There are several ways to get involved in this year’s Light The Night walk in Saskatoon. Form a team with your coworkers or friends and family, make a donation, or volunteer. Go to www. for more information or to register. Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a

stone across the waters to create many ripples.” On October 5th, you can make a difference by casting a stone and joining inspirational survivors, like Maria, Lesley, Laurie, Jill and Donna, as they help bring light to the darkness of cancer. FLS

Aviva Zack is a freelance writer and event planner. She has assisted with more than 150 events, including numerous weddings, Grey Cup, Junos, CIS Gala, Silver Spoon Dinner and Light The Night.




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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Connie, after losing 65 pounds following her bariatric surgery, breast augmentation and tummy tuck.

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

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.

Latara Block, Weight Loss Forever facilitator

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


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 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. FLS 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@

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


⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce


⁄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.


⁄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.

1 1⁄2 cup brown rice flour 1

⁄2 teaspoon salt


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.



⁄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.

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1


⁄2 cup butter-flavored vegan margarine


3 cups icing sugar ⁄4 teaspoon coconut extract


⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract


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.




Fall Harvest Simple Ways to Add More Vegetables to Your Diet by AmAndA OrO


all is a favourite time of year for many — the beautiful colours, the clean, crisp air and the bounty of the fall harvest all come to mind. Even if you don’t have the time, resources or motivation to keep a garden of your own, a wide variety of seasonal vegetables like potatoes, onions, beets and radishes can be found in most grocery stores and farmer’s markets. It is the perfect time to incorporate more vegetables into your diet: it’s easy, delicious and can help you recover from too many summertime indulgences like hotdogs and ice cream! Vegetables carry nutritional punch. A remember is that the intensity of colour in




a powerful useful tip to vibrancy and vegetables is

a great indicator of the amount of antioxidants and phytochemicals they contain. Antioxidants are the substances in plant foods that fight aging and damage to our cells, while phytochemicals play an important role in preventing diseases such as cancer. In addition, increasing vegetable intake helps maintain a healthy weight, strengthens our immune system (crucial going into the cold and flu season) and gives us energy. And who couldn’t use more energy in their day-to-day activities? My favourite thing about many of the seasonal vegetables that are available in the fall is that they are easy to prepare. For example, the best way to bring out the natural sweetness and flavour of

vegetables like yams, beets, or turnips is to roast them. A light toss with some olive oil, salt, and pepper and you’re good to go. Infuse even more flavour into your vegetables by marinating them prior to cooking. Try some lime juice and Cajun seasoning the next time you roast some potatoes, or use your favourite vinaigrette as a marinade for baby carrots or beans. Being creative and trying new flavours and textures can keep you motivated to eat more of these healthy vegetables. Another great reason to love the fall harvest is the opportunity to use fresh, local vegetables in unique and novel ways. For example, a little bit of steamed sweet potato added to a fruit smoothie provides great texture and

enhances flavour. A tasty combination that I enjoy is sweet potato, mango, orange juice and coconut milk. Add a little ice and you’ve got a creamy tropical treat that boasts high levels of vitamins C and A, and will keep your engine running all morning! Another trend that is gaining popularity is to incorporate vegetable purees into baked goods. Try using squash in place of pumpkin, or add beet puree to chocolate cake or muffins. It’s a fun way to get extra nutrition, especially for the picky eaters in your life. Another way to benefit from the many nutrients present in vegetables is to make fresh fruit and vegetable juice blends, and you don’t even need to buy an expensive juicer to do this. All you need is a decent blender and a fine mesh strainer of some sort. Blend chopped raw vegetables and/or fruits

together with a little water or juice and then strain the mixture to remove the pulp. Voila! You have a healthy, cleansing, energizing drink and can use the pulp in other dishes like soups, stews, and baking. FLS

Amanda Oro, RN, is a nutrition consultant for Fuel Fitness and Nutrition Inc. For more advice on mindbody wellness, please visit the Facebook page at Fuel Fitness & Nutrition Inc.

Easy, Pre-Workout Juice 1 small beet, raw and peeled 2 carrots 1 apple 1 ⁄4 – 1⁄2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled Blend and strain (or juice) above ingredients together and add water to taste if needed. Enjoy! This juice provides vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and is great as a pre-workout drink. Beet juice has been shown to increase oxygen capacity and endurance during exercise, allowing you to exercise at a higher intensity for longer periods of time. The apple and carrot juices will provide a steady supply of energy as well. Try blending some of your own favourite flavours together and see what you can come up with. It’s another way to incorporate more plant food goodness into your life. Your body will love you for it!

Superior Hearing Service with a Personal Approach By Trina annand pHotoS Megan anToniuk PhoTograPhy

styles, Satisfaction Hearing Systems provides clients with premium brands, such as Oticon. The Danish company has been a leader in hearing research and development for more than a century. At the Ericksholm Research Centre, Oticon develops some of the most advanced hearing technology on the planet for anyone with a reduced hearing range. “Today’s technology provides improved speech understanding in background noise. They are virtually invisible, durable and water resistant thanks to Nano coatings,” notes Marcoux. The hearing specialist reminds people that there is really no excuse for not getting your hearing tested. Whether you have hearing loss or know someone who does, it is important to seek help. Testing and protecting the hearing you have is an important step in investing in your future. “These hearing instruments are amazing and life changing. Thank you [Satisfaction Hearing Systems] for taking the time to fine tune and customize my hearing aids for my needs. Your thoughtfulness and support is outstanding. I’m very grateful and satisfied,” remarks client Stuart White Satisfaction Hearing’s staff — Gerard, Gina, Val or Megan — provide fantastic customer service. Clients will always see a friendly familiar face whether they are at the Saskatoon or Humboldt location. Satisfaction Hearing Systems has a one of a kind “Satisfaction” guarantee that offers service and batteries for an unheard of worry-free five years. With a client-focused philosophy, Satisfaction Hearing Systems provides their clients a hearing aid clean and check every three months and a yearly hearing test to ensure optimum hearing satisfaction. ABOVE Gerard Marcoux


earing is something many people take for granted until it is compromised. Proper hearing is integral to communication. Any reduction in hearing range can cause problems in everyday life and isolate a person from their friends and family. With help from a hearing professional, individuals with hearing loss can regain their ability to interact with the world and their loved ones. Owner of Satisfaction Hearing Systems, Gerard Marcoux knows firsthand the effects of hearing loss on an

individual. Marcoux sustained noise induced hearing damage at the age of 25. “At the age of 42 I enrolled at Grant MacEwan University to become a hearing practitioner. I believed that I could help people much better than I had been helped in the past … and I was right. I have coped with my hearing loss for 30 years I understand the challenges it creates. I utilize my education and experience to help others enrich their quality of life with improved hearing,” remarks Marcoux. Offering a wide selection of hearing aid

Satisfaction Hearing Systems is always striving to provide complete client care by going above and beyond. “I love helping people. When I see that our products and services improves the quality of someone’s life, it is one of the most rewarding feelings I have ever had,” says Marcoux. FLS Satisfaction Hearing Systems Limited 16, 1945 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon 306.979.4543 2404 A Westwood Centre, Humboldt 306.682.1922




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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

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.




Corey Chamblin, head coach


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

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

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.” FLSW




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.




Neil Donnelly, executive director of Grey Cup 101


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

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

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.” FLSW

SECOND ROW MIDDLE PHOTO Jim Hopson, Riders president & CEO






L–R Brent Hawkins, Andrew Greene


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




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.” FLS

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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om, I’m bored.” These three words are dreaded by every parent. Kids by nature are curious creatures filled to the brim with energy. Piquing a child’s interest with a new activity is not only a great way to ensure those dreaded words are never spoken (or whined), but gives the child a new outlet for creativity or physicality. “


Creative Play

Physical Activity

About one-third of Canadian children and adolescents are overweight or obese. These kids are more likely than children with healthy weights to grow up to be overweight or obese adults. A healthy lifestyle learned at a young age has lifelong effects. In addition to teaching your child healthy eating habits, let him or her explore various forms of physical activity. Not only does physical activity burn energy, it allows for strengthened muscles, improved flexibility and coordination, better sleep habits and overall emotional wellness. Research shows that children who learn new skills and teamwork from group-orientated sports have higher confidence, develop a greater ease of learning later in life, and have improved relationships with peers. Encouraging children to explore different types of creative and physical play opens up a world of endless learning and developmental possibilities. Life really is about fun and games! FLS

Sometimes all it takes to beat boredom is let your child explore a new craft, game or imaginative activity. Creative play benefits kids by developing his or her imaginative curiosity, critical thinking skills, fine motor skills and overall intellectual wellbeing. Creative activities are a great outlet for children’s emotions and for learning the oh-so-essential skill of perseverance.

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Party guests include past attendees of Wood’s Body Goods, Models courtesy of Masala Model & Talent and School of Personal Development

Safe, Natural CreatioNS for Bath aNd Body By FLS StaFF PhotoS MaiLe Crowe PhotograPhy


t all started with rosemary essential oil. Just one drop and the aroma seemed to awaken my senses and give me clarity. Curious, I started educating myself on essential oils and found that these go hand in hand with natural skin care products. This led me to my passion,” explains Chris Wood, owner and founder of Wood’s Body Goods (formerly Body Butter Café), also a student of the Praxis School of Entrepreneurship.

“Though I actually thought it was expensive at first, I found myself saving money in the long run. Using handmade soaps, my dry skin issues cleared up and I didn’t have to splurge




on the moisturizer from the pharmacy. Also, handmade products are more concentrated and don’t contain fillers or nasty skin irritants,” says Chris. “It can be a real money-saver using a product which goes a long way. Our customers love our body butter for this reason and tell me it’s a great moisturizer, massage cream, diaper cream, and even helps with cracked heals. Our handmade soap actually has our body butter in it. Together with gentle exfoliants, this rich soap is a real four-in-one: great for shaving, exfoliating, moisturizing and, of course, cleansing.” One of Wood’s Body Goods most unique services is their ability to offer

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customized products. Underground Café was one of the first to take advantage of this service. “We created a soap to reflect one of their signature drinks, the Etta James with Transcend Coffee, vanilla and lavender,” says Chris. Ethos Barber had created for them a Paddock Wood beer soap, incorporating essential oils great for soothing sore muscles. “We also provide centrepieces for banquets. Our personalized products make for very unique gifts and fundraising ideas. You give the inspiration and we’ll make it for you.” What Chris enjoys most about her job are the parties. These include staff and grad parties, bridal showers, anniversaries,

birthdays or just an excuse to get your friends together. “The children’s birthday parties are the best!” Chris says. Great for ages five and up, the kids choose from a menu consisting of bath bombs, sugar scrubs, lip gloss and bath salts, and make these using aromas of their choice. Teens are offered an extended menu that includes face masks, bronzers and eye shadows. Chris is happy to steer children in the direction of using natural products, and recalls a time when one of the children admitted that she tried to make lip gloss out of melted crayons. “We use the same pure, natural ingredients that we use in our products. Some are organic and we source locally where possible. Our beeswax and cocoa butter smell heavenly. People with scent allergies are enjoying our unscented line, which smells of chocolate naturally.” Referrals are one of Chris’ greatest rewards. “Many of our party bookings come from parents or friends recommending them to others. That is a huge compliment.”

Wood’s Goods can be found in the following locations: Mothers’ Melody (unscented body butter), The Woods Alehouse (beer soaps) and Positive Passions for a variety of products, as well as Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market until mid-fall. You’ll want to sign up for Wood’s Body Goods’ design-your-own-Christmas gift making event, taking place in November, as well as some other great events found on the company’s website (www. Please feel free to call Chris or visit the website for other products or to book a party. FLS Wood’s Body Goods 306.715.9775

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September to November 2013 September 27 to 28 tCU place Les Miserables

October 18 broadway theatre Saskatoon Soaps

October 25 to 27 prairieland park Saskatoon Fall Home Show

September 29 Delta bessborough Overture (Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra)

October 18 to 19 tCU place PBR Canadian Finals

November 3 Credit Union Centre Dixie Chicks

October 4 to 6 prairieland park Woman’s World

October 19 tCU place A Prairie Pops Spectacular with Jeffrey Straker

November 11 remembrance Day service Credit Union Centre

October 5 Kiwanis park Light The Night

October 23 tCU place Craig Ferguson

November 15 to January 5 Saskatoon Forestry Farm park & Zoo BHP Billiton Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour

October 5 Delta bessborough The Red and Black Affair

October 24 Credit Union Centre Pink

November 16 tCU place Czech-Mate!




Fun and Games For the Whole Family By Trina annand Photos Connie Cronin


aking a glimpse back at your childhood memories, they always included friends and family. Being able to embrace family togetherness is the mission of The Fun Factory. The business is a one-stop entertainment shop that offers an enormous two-level 1,600-square-foot play area, arcade games and a 1,200-square-foot modern laser tag area.

memories that will last a lifetime,� remarks Chantal Kahovec. After acquiring the business, Kahovec and her husband John have set out to put their own stamp on Fun Factory. With added arcade games, a larger TV that is perfect for catching the game and longer laser tag games at the same low price, Fun Factory is the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy the day.

“Coming to Fun Factory allows people to spend time as a family and build

Adults can delight in retro games like pinball while being sure that their kids




are in a safe and clean environment. In order to ensure security, The Fun Factory is equipped with a locking security gate and a stamp system to make sure no child leaves with an adult that is not their parent or guardian; matching stamps are required to leave. With a socks-only rule, The Fun Factory maintains the cleanliness of the facility. There are separate play areas for different age groups which helps to ensure that there are no injuries to younger children.

“We want families to relax and have fun here. It is a great team to be a part of. Our employees have every bit as much fun as our guests,” notes Kahovec. The Fun Factory is the perfect place to hold parties with four separate party rooms and a full menu with healthy options. Each event gets its own party coach who looks after the party. Parents only need to supply the cake. Unlike a traditional party, at Fun Factory parents don’t have to clean up afterwards. The business even hosts fundraising events, turning a good cause into a great time. The Fun Factory is the perfect way for kids to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the colder months with their enormous activity centre, complete with tunnels, slides and a ball pit. The business is fun for children of all ages and includes a toddler activity area with a mini ball pit for children one to three years of age. Upstairs in the laser tag arena, guests can enjoy a futuristic game with glow-in-the-dark details and secret hiding spots to keep players guessing. “We are a family business and we understand the importance of family,” says Kahovec. Whether you are looking to celebrate a child’s special day or just a place to have an afternoon of family fun, The Fun Factory has it all. FLS The Fun Factory 306.955.3778 1633C Quebec Avenue North, Saskatoon

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Chef Miguel De luCas sintes Leyda’s Cafe: Service with a Smile

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love to make people smile with the food that we prepare,” says Miguel De Lucas Sintes, head chef at Leyda’s, Saskatoon’s new whole foods, gluten-free, nut-free restaurant. From De Lucas Sintes and the other chefs in the kitchen (who smile while they work to allow positive energy to be transferred into the foods they are preparing) to the customers at the tables out front (many of whom have not been able to eat out at a restaurant for years due to dietary restrictions), smiles abound at Leyda’s. “I want people to feel full of happiness when they eat and take that feeling home with them.”

De Lucas Sintes has been involved in the hospitality industry for much of his life, and literally knows the restaurant business from front to back. At the age of 11, he landed his first job as a dishwasher in a restaurant in Madrid. By 14, he was working as a waiter. As an adult, De Lucas Sintes originally pursued a career in technology. Realizing that his passion lay elsewhere, however, he moved to Canada to attend Toronto’s Liaison College to become a chef. Since graduating, he has worked in Manitoba




and Saskatchewan, most recently at Saskatoon’s Calories Restaurant, which he left to start a business as a consultant in the food industry. It was in this capacity that he met Dr. DeeDee Maltman, owner of Leyda’s, whose ideas so captivated him that he stayed on as head chef.

Leyda’s Ayurvedic Soup • 1/2 onion, diced small • 1/3 cup half carrot and half celery, diced small • 3/4 cup squash, diced medium • 1/2 tsp salt • 3/4 cup sweet potato, diced medium • 1/2 can (200ml) coconut milk • 1 1/2 cups canned organic diced tomato • 4 tsp organic tomato paste • 2 tbsp white East Indian paste* (homemade with sunflower seeds) • 2 tbsp of organic olive oil • 1 1/2 tbsp East Indian Ayurvedic anti-inflammatory spice blend* (homemade) • 1 1/2 - 2 cups water or stock • 1/4 cup cooked white quinoa • 1/4 cup finely chopped kale • 1/8 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


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2 cherry tomatoes 1 tbsp hemp seeds squeeze of lemon juice pinch of lemon zest

1. Separately, toss the squash and sweet potato in a bit of organic olive oil and roast on a sheet tray at 450F until tender and caramelized. 2. Heat the olive oil in a 3 qt pot over medium high heat. Add the spices and cook until fragrant, about 1 or 2 mins. Add the onion, carrot, celery and salt, and sweat for 2 mins. Add the tomato and white paste and cook for another minute. 3. Stir in the tomatoes and coconut milk and cover with water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for about 20 mins. and add the kale, quinoa, roasted squash and roasted sweet potato. Cook for another 20 mins. until the soup begins to thicken up. Season with lemon juice and zest. 4. Garnish each soup bowl with chopped cilantro, half cherry tomato and a pinch of hemp seeds. FLS * For these recipes contact Leyda’s Cafe at 306.244.0707 FLS

Live, Love, Learn

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This quote by the ancient Greek physician Hipprocrates is the philosophy behind Leyda’s Cafe, one of Saskatoon’s newest restaurants. The first of its kind in the country, Leyda’s promotes empowerment through healthier food choices and provides a menu that is both gluten- and nut-free. All dishes are delicious whole foods prepared without the use of microwaves, deep fryers or non-stick chemical-lined pans. Local organic, non-genetically modified food is used as much as possible. High-fructose corn syrup, MSG or artificial sweeteners are avoided and all water is run through a reverse osmosis filtration system. Dr. DeeDee Maltman, owner of Leyda’s Cafe and a family physician, and Mallory Guenther, general manager and health coach, realize that knowledge is the key to nutritional health. To this end, Leyda’s will be hosting educational evenings beginning this fall. People can learn the impact which their different food choices have not only on their bodies but on their moods and thought processes, as well. As author Jim Rohn noted, “You need to take care of your body as it is the only place you have to live.” Leyda’s Cafe can help you do that through its delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals and information sessions.

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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.

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


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. FLH

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.

Tea Desire GeTs To The hearT of The Tea TraDiTion by Rebecca SchneideReit Photos LiSa LandRie


hich of Tea Desire’s 200-odd loose leaf blends will be your favourite? Their bestselling “Cream of Earl Grey” ― a black tea coowner Heidi Aupers calls “creamy, vanilla, sweet?” Green tea fans might prefer “Seven Green Treasures” ― a blend showcasing “different types of green teas [and] a strawberry flavour.” If fruit tea is your style, “PassionFruit” or “Strawberry Mint” might suit you. You’ll likely discover several favourites at Tea Desire, where attentive, welcoming




staff ― thoroughly educated in the boutique’s offerings ― can help you make the perfect selection. “We have a little training program [for employees]: a tea school we developed,” explains Heidi. The boutique also holds “tea tastings” for patrons, who might be surprised how much they learn. Different teas (black, green, white, plus fruit, herbal, rooibos, and more) each have unique appeal ― only accessible by correctly brewing quality loose leaf blends. “The full leaf develops [the] taste,” explains

co-owner Tony Aupers. (Tea Desire does sell brewed “tea to go.” Grab a cup to appreciate the difference.) Brewing technique is paramount to perfect tea. “People are afraid to drink green tea because they don’t know how to brew it,” says Heidi. “You don’t use boiling water.” And, Tony adds, “green tea should steep for around two minutes.” To ensure customers enjoy every sip, “All our teabags have general brewing instructions,” Heidi says. She herself drinks “matcha” green tea almost daily. “It gives you energy for over seven hours. We only carry organic ones, because it’s safer ― you consume basically the whole leaf.” Heidi and Tony cofounded Tea Desire in 2005. “We’re a family company,” says Tony. “We got so passionate about [tea] that we want[ed] to share this with everybody.” Tea Desire now spans Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan (where, locally, Tea Desire frequently contributes to causes such as the Lions Club and Rotary Club). For the finest tea, the Aupers looked to their European roots. “The majority is sourced through our partner in Germany,” says Tony, where “the tea is of a very high standard.” Their Old World providers enable Tea Desire to offer varied traditional teas, including Indian teas like Assam and Darjeeling, or Sri Lankan orange pekoe. They stock “trendy, fun blends,” too, Tony notes, adding that all ages will find something to suit them at Tea Desire (indeed, caffeine-free tea, fruit tea and rooibos are ideal children’s alternatives to high-sugar juices). With the holidays nearing, Tea Desire provides patrons with “[a] huge variety of stocking stuffers,” says Tony. The seasonal stock is creative, making for perfect gifts: offerings include “an

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advent calendar with 24 different teas,” Tony says, plus “German traditional Christmas teas,” other cold weather blends, hot chocolate and gift cards. Tea Desire also carries tea accessories year-round, including filters, infusers and more: all make excellent gifts. “We have a new series of teapots, hand-painted in Thailand. They have matching mugs in different designs,” like owls, says Heidi. Tea Desire also now offers a tea tumbler with a mechanism to halt steeping. “You can drink your tea as you travel. It’s spillproof [and] insulated.”

“A cup of tea is not just putting a tea bag in a cup,” says Tony. From traditional Japanese tea ceremonies to Victorian ladies giggling over china cups, tea has long served a vital function worldwide, helping people relax, recharge and socialize. Rediscover that ritual at Tea Desire. FLS Tea Desire Centre Mall 3310 8th Street East Saskatoon 306.373.1516






CLOCKWISE Bison Short Ribs braised in red wine, rosemary and veal stock. Ploughman’s Lunch: cured meats, cheeses, fruit, a house-made pretzel bun and potted pork. Chef Greg Doucette. Shrimp Diablo served over garlic, herb and cheese polenta with spicy tomato sauce.



here are no shortcuts in the Rook & Raven kitchen, and that means customers are always guaranteed a memorable knosh. “I’m very much into proper cooking and making everything in house,” says Chef Greg Doucette. “Like our smoked meat for our Reuben sandwich: we brine the beef for seven to 10 days. Then we smoke it for about six hours and we finish it off in the oven for another two hours. And that’s when it’s finally ready for our customers’ plates. We also pickle our own cabbage and make the Russian dressing.” In fact, almost everything they serve is prepared from scratch — except for ketchup and mustard, he jokes. Doucette is a Saskatchewan boy who has a flair for creating exciting new dishes while paying homage to comfort food classics. He earned his Red Seal certification at SIAST and then moved to




Montreal, where he received invaluable mentoring at a very popular Italian Trattoria. “In Quebec it’s a different culture. Food is a huge and important part of life — especially in Montreal,” says Doucette. “I had the chance to work with different varieties of meats, like tongue and cheek, and other ingredients I hadn’t before. The chef was so creative. It was a great learning experience.” Now Doucette is the chef of his own kitchen, where creativity and quality are his hallmarks. His Bison Short Ribs —braised in red wine, rosemary and veal stock — are a popular choice at the cozy pub on Second Avenue. They combine the best of the prairies and classic French cooking. Also finding fans is the Shrimp Diablo, served on a garlic, herb and cheese polenta with spicy tomato sauce, and the Ploughman’s Lunch, served with


cured meats, cheeses, fruit, a housemade pretzel bun and potted pork (finely chopped pulled pork, seasoned with cloves, and compressed into a ramekin, then sealed with bacon fat). “It’s a really good shared snack, whether you’re drinking wine or beer or whatever. There are a lot of little things to sample.” He has also been involved lately with a new group — The Open Cook’s Society (check out their Facebook page) — and has been helping teaching less fortunate kids how to cook by volunteering with Breakfast For Learning. “It’s important to me to give back to our community,” says Doucette. FLS Rook & Raven 154-2nd Avenue South Saskatoon 306.665.2220

Getting Your Cat to the Veterinary Clinic with Less Stress

them to become fearful or anxious. If you cannot help being anxious, consider stepping out of the room during the exam. If you know your cat is very anxious, call your veterinarian ahead of time and discuss options such as special appointment scheduling, free “previsits” or natural calming supplements that do not require a prescription. If you do not already have a veterinarian, look for veterinary clinic that is a certified Cat Friendly Practice, or demonstrates that it understands and accommodates the special needs of feline friends. If you have confidence in your veterinary team, it will be much easier to stay calm.

Dr. Katina Stewart Martensville Veterinary Hospital 2-4th Street South Martensville 306.933.2677


ats are most comfortable with the familiar, and need time to adjust to the unfamiliar. The visit to the veterinarian is often difficult because the carrier, car and the veterinary hospital are usually unfamiliar. And that’s all before the physical exam, with more unfamiliar aspects like weighing and handling of the mouth and paws. The more you do to make each step of the process familiar, the more likely your visits will be successful. Stay calm. Cats can sense our anxiety or frustrations, which may cause

Cats do learn, and can be trained with positive rewards like food, play and affection. Be persistent and reward every time. Two of the simplest and most effective ways to improve veterinary visits are to get your cat used to handling of the paws and face, and to get a good cat carrier and train your cat to be comfortable in it.

What Type of Carriers are Best? The best carriers are inexpensive hardsided carriers that open from the top and the front, and can also be taken apart quickly and easily in the middle. An easily removable top allows a cat who is fearful, anxious or in pain to stay in the bottom half of the carrier for exams. Your veterinarian can often do the exam in the bottom of a welldesigned carrier with ease.

Helping Your Cat Become Comfortable with a Carrier The goal is for your cat to learn to associate the carrier with positive experiences and routinely enter and stay in the carrier voluntarily. Make the carrier a familiar place by leaving it in a room where your cat spends a

lot of time, in an area that is out of the way, quiet and easily accessible. Soft bedding or clothing with your scent can make them feel more secure. Place treats or toys inside the carrier to encourage your cat to enter and relax. It may take days or weeks before your cat starts to trust the carrier. Remain calm, patient and reward desired behaviours. If you still have trouble, assess the location of the carrier or the carrier itself. Your veterinarian can also provide you with more information and suggestions based on your cat and particular circumstances. Help us celebrate our Feline Friendly Certification September 1st through November 15th,. Enter to win you and your pet a Roughrider jersey and receive a free “cat cookie” during your visit to the clinic. FLS




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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.





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.” FLS 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







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. 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.

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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. FLS For more information or to book your trip, go to supporters/special-promotions/ rio-amazon-cruise

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he word awesome has a feeling of joy attached to it,” remarks Charmaine Elmgren, marketing and training coordinator at Centennial 360. “We want to encourage people to be awesome. We want to help bring that out and embrace that in our community, our work and our personal lives. We expect our work to be awesome.” Having been around since 1967, Centennial 360, formerly Centennial Plumbing (and heating; and electrical; and kitchens; and bathrooms; and home renovations; and… ), is undergoing a rebranding campaign to better encompass all that they do. “We take people through the entire cycle of home ownership — that’s where the 360 comes in. We will design your place, supply the product, build, renovate or install. Then we have our service side — the maintenance. It’s an ongoing cycle, and we have the components for each stage in that cycle,” explains Charmaine.




“It’s about homeowners. It’s really important that they feel awesome in their home.” This passion is characteristic Centennial 360.

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No matter what you need, chances are Centennial 360 can help you. For 46 years, Centennial 360 has been a leading provider in plumbing, heating and electrical installation and service for Saskatoon and area. Services have expanded to include home renovations and additions as well as custom built homes. A spacious retail showroom is the perfect place to get started, and with a team of designers, journeyperson plumbers, electricians and carpenters, the renovation process is streamlined for efficiency and quality control. “We employ our own technicians for consistency and time management. That

eliminates sub contractor delays and the finger pointing game if something goes wrong,” says Charmaine. Centennial 360 has simplified the process, ensuring you have one point of contact — your project coordinator. They also offer a two-year warranty on renovations, a rarity in the renovation industry. Centennial 360 does all kinds of renovations — from the most complicated and intricate plans and additions to simple replacements and alterations. This competent team will take charge of kitchens, bathrooms, basement developments, additions and even entire homes. So, whether you want to add a backsplash, create a basement suite or custom build your dream home, Centennial 360 has you covered. On the other end of things, the service side, be assured you won’t find a better team anywhere. This skilled and trustworthy team is constantly

undergoing training for both their skills and etiquette. When you open your door to a Centennial 360 employee, you will find a warm and friendly smile, as well as someone who will treat your home with the same respect they would treat their own. Centennial 360 offers services in plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical. This all-encompassing service provider takes great pride in hiring the best people for your job and your home. While they take great pride in skilled craftsmanship and an exceptional finished product, what really sets Centennial 360 apart is why they do the work they do. “Our owner, Arnie Shaw, took over the company with the desire to assist people. He saw this as a business that is all about helping others. There is nothing that can give you more joy and fulfillment in life than helping others. That is the backbone of our business — every decision we make here has been

made in order to help others. It brings us joy, and it brings other people joy,” says Charmaine. It is for this reason that Centennial 360 facilitates four programs dedicated to community betterment. The largest program is the 12 in 12 Community Campaign. “We donate $1,000 to a local charity every month,” explains Charmaine. Anyone can nominate a charity through the website, as long as it is local and registered. Then, at the end of the month, Centennial 360 does a draw from all those that have entered. “It’s so rewarding to be a part of that. We have been able to help organizations that we didn’t even know existed,” effuses Charmaine. “When I called [the Saskatchewan Railway Museum] to let them know they won, they were literally in tears. They were absolutely floored to receive it — it was amazing. For us to see that, being able to look at them and see how much joy that brought them, is the best feeling.”

Centennial 360 also has a match program, where staff members raise money for a cause of their choice, and the company equals the funds. They also offer an employee support program, providing financial assistance to the charities their staff cares about. Lastly, Centennial 360 provides sponsorships within the community. “Our company belief is that we’re not just about the customer, but also the community and our employees. We hope to bring joy to our staff, to our customers and to our community,” smiles Charmaine. FLS

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ou need to get pre-qualified: This is extremely important as the first step. By addressing the question of “how much can I afford to spend?” you are providing key information to us in searching out the properties that fit your budget. Looking at homes outside of your purchasing power sets you up for disappointment and failure in finding the right home. Mortgage qualification rules and rates change and this can impact whether or not you qualify and for how much. We know a number of good mortgage brokers to assist with pre-qualification and would be happy to refer you to them.

You need to meet with us before expecting to view homes: This is important because your expectations of what you want might be different from ours. By meeting with us at our office first, it allows you to get to know us and for us to fully understand what your desired wants and needs are with regard to a home. You need us as your professional representatives: In today’s changing and active market, it is important to have Derrick or I assist you in your purchase for the following reasons:

With over 45 years of award-winning real estate experience we can get you through the process of your real estate transaction — whether it is selling or buying — comfortably, knowledgeably and securely. Here is how we can help:




• The market is very active and homes are selling fairly quickly, particularly in the more affordable price ranges. We will check the market daily and ensure that you know about new listings quickly so you aren’t missing out on

homes that fit your needs. • As your professional representative in your purchase, we know what to look for regarding “problem areas” in a home. • We can provide you with up-to-date selling prices in the specific areas of the homes that you like. • Most importantly, we negotiate on your behalf to ensure protection of your resources. Part of our job is ensuring that you and your interests are properly protected. We want to ensure that the correct conditions are included in the contract. This is crucial so that you do not lose your deposit should there be issues with the home. • Once an offer is accepted, we liaise and negotiate on your behalf with bankers, lawyers, mortgage brokers, inspectors and others involved in the transaction. Collect your AIRMILES®: As AIRMILES® sponsors we reward our buyers and their referrals with AIRMILES®. It is a great way to earn a lot of points and save towards a free trip where you can celebrate and unwind after the move has happened. Move in and enjoy your new home: By using our services to purchase, we will ensure that it happens as quickly and stress-free as possible. Should you be considering selling or buying a property, call Jacquie and Derrick Chilliak for additional information and then start packing! FLS

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Choosing ExtErior Doors

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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. • 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

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. FLS

Same Name, New OutlOOk By Nykea Marie Behiel Photos MegaN aNtoNiuk PhotograPhy and Courtesy of Butler Byers


t’s all about you, not us and how long we’ve been around, though that’s important too,” explains Drew Byers of Butler Byers Insurance. With a legacy of serving Saskatoon and area for over 100 years, this firm is pushing insurance to new levels of innovation. “

The firm launched their rebranding campaign in June at a staff event at the Rouge Gallery. This all-encompassing change has impacted everything — from their logo to the front door, their services to their staff. “We’ve put a renewed focus on our clients,” says Drew. “It became clear we needed to change to build on our strengths and move forward,” explains Drew. Research shows that many people find buying insurance tedious or confusing. “Our new focus is to make the whole process easier for you.” For commercial clients, the team of experts at Butler Byers has developed




a unique process to help you identify all the risks of your business, insurable or not. “If we can help a business owner identify risks, we can make it less risky,” says Drew. Insurance is not one-size-fitsall; each person or business has industry specific risks and ways of doing business. Butler Byers offers insurance on an individual basis. Their new brand is the result of a carefully researched, intensive process with the focus on simplifying insurance for customers. Each person on the carefully selected team of experts at Butler Byers is dedicated to the process of streamlining insurance. “We’re committed to continually evolving to make things easier,” remarks Drew. “Our whole team is always making changes for you.” While the rebranding proved as the beginning of significant changes, the most important element is the firm’s continuing commitment to change and growth.

The staff regularly gives suggestions to make things better for their customers. From their physical space to their online presence, Butler Byers is not afraid to change anything and everything. Recognizing the need to adapt to the quickly changing lifestyles of their customers, Butler Byers looks to serve you better. Offering quick, convenient expert advice in person, online and on the phone, you can connect with them however you like. Because they know that sometimes you need advice after hours, a claims person is available by phone 24 hours, seven days a week. “We are simplifying our processes and updating our focus,” states Drew. “We are making insurance easy.” FLS Butler Byers 301 4th Ave N, Saskatoon 306.653.2233

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“We met Mike’s buyer specialist, Heather, at an open house and we were impressed with her knowledge and manner. We were very interested in purchasing the condo Mike had listed, and in Mike’s trade program. We met with Mike and Heather before writing an offer on the condo, to find out how the trade program worked. It turned out that we did not need to use this option. When Mike listed our home he went through our pricing options and we decided to list our home at a price that Mike felt would generate a quick sale. We got an offer for almost full price within one day. The buyer discovered a small problem that made him decide not to proceed. Unknown to me, Mike was working on getting another offer before the buyer had even decided not to proceed. We got another offer the same day that the first one collapsed, and negotiated the same price as the first offer, with Mike working in the background even while he was out of town. Everything was made easy for us by Mike and the Team. We got the condo we wanted and we sold our house at a great price. Wow! Making a serious change like this can be easy when you hire the right agent and team. Thanks to Mike and Heather and the entire team at The Gustus Group.” —Felix and Pauline

“We were all excited about moving into our dream house, so we called our real estate agent and listed our house. After months of being on the market, we felt we needed a different approach, so we called Mike. We took his advice and our house sold in a matter of days (after being on the market for months with the other agent). There were some issues on the home inspection that Mike addressed and resolved quickly. Mike and his team worked hard to make our selling experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible. All realtors are not the same. Our experience with Mike and The Gustus Group showed us that.” —Paul and Susan



wned and operated by the Carmichael family for over 35 years, Charter House Interiors is a landmark of Saskatoon’s downtown area. With 11,000-square-feet of retail space over two floors and an in-store café on the second floor, Charter House Interiors has much to offer Saskatoon residents and visitors alike. Charter House Interiors has grown greatly since starting out as a wicker shop in the ‘70s. The building itself has been




repurposed over the years. In the 1990s it was the Charter House Village Mall, but as shops in the mall closed, Charter House gradually took over the empty spaces around them until it occupied the whole first and second floors of the building. Thus the store transformed from a small shop carrying wicker and rattan baskets and furniture to its present form: a beautiful home décor store that carries all sorts of home furnishings, from sofas and dining room tables to lighting, artwork and patio furniture.

Charter House’s excellent staff members are truly what make the store special. The store’s owner, Ken Carmichael, is the general handy man when things need fixing and the packer of vehicles. As manager Jennifer Lucky laughs, “He is a champion packer, so if he cannot make your purchase fit in the vehicle, no one can.” Jennifer also points out, “You won’t see him at the store before noon for two reasons: he is nocturnal, and there are things that need attending to after-hours that simply cannot be done during the day.”

Ken leaves the day-to-day business at Charter House to his core team of employees. Jennifer is in charge of most everything from staffing to advertising. She reflects that one of her most feared comments — often heard on a Friday — is, “Guys, let’s move the store around.” Scott, the youngster of the group adds a fresh prospective to sales, and is in charge of anything tech-y. Mona is the friendly face of Charter House, and if there is something she doesn’t know she will do her best to find it out. Betty works part-time and helps with trade shows. She is also a well-known and respected artist whose work is featured at Charter House. Karen does the bookkeeping, and is in charge of demanding that everyone keeps daily sales properly and submits their receipts on time. Finally, completing the team, George is the resident bulldog/ beagle mix that spends his days sleeping in the back office.

Charter House Interiors is certainly a destination shopping experience. Customers are blown away at the wide variety and superior quality of the home furnishings that they offer. They have a wide selection of Canadian-made furniture, and in the summer they carry one of the largest selections of outdoor furniture, recycled plastic Adirondacks, umbrellas and fire tables in the city. After Thanksgiving, the store becomes absolutely magical with Christmas décor, decorations and theme trees. The staff are always happy to share gift ideas and decorating advice with holiday customers. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and closed Sundays and holidays (except by appointment). Please visit their newly launched website for more information. FLS

Charter House Interiors 331 1st Avenue North Saskatoon, SK 306.653.4634 STAFF L–R Jennifer Lucky, Ken Carmichael, Scott Lucky, Mona Lanfermann, Betty Aasen




Why Choose a Mortgage Broker?

The top reasons to use a mortgage broker are: Service: Mortgage brokers are driven by service. They only get paid if they can do the deal, and then they are paid through the lender.

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mortgage broker is independent and works with many lenders. A mortgage broker is loyal to his or her client and works to find the right product and rate for the client, and will provide an unbiased opinion of financing options.




Knowledge: Experienced mortgage brokers get to know you and where the best product/rate is for your situation. They have relationships with lenders/ underwriters that allow for the best possible solution for your financing. Access to the best rates: Due to the different types of lenders to which mortgage brokers have access, the rates can be very different than what is traditionally offered. More choice for products and policies: Lenders do not have all the same products and policies, so if one lender does not suit you and your situation, there most likely is another lender out there that will. Having an experienced mortgage broker will allow you to access those lenders. Independent and objective: If your mortgage broker is independent, he or she will not have any mandate imposed on them by specific lenders. This allows for your mortgage broker to be objective when it comes to your mortgage.

Access to rate promotions: Lenders, quite often, will give quick close rates. These rates are typically better than the normal rates and if the application falls into the guidelines, the client can get a better rate. Protect your credit rating: Mortgage brokers need only to pull your credit bureau once every 30 days (so typically once in the application process). If the application is submitted to a lender and declined, the mortgage broker can submit to another lender without pulling the credit bureau again. This would not be the case if you were out shopping from lender to lender on your own. Each lender would be pulling a credit bureau. Thus your credit score would be taking a hit. Availability: Mortgage brokers make their own hours. If I am your mortgage broker, I will meet you in the evenings and on weekends. Give me a call if you would like to discuss your existing mortgage or are looking for a new mortgage. I am an expert in my field and I have a passion for exceeding my clients’ expectations. Deb Murdoch, AMP. Always your best option for mortgages. FLS

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A PArty thAt PAys For ItselF The Perks of Direct Selling By Rebecca SchneideReit


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:

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-


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? FLS




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Skinny Body Care has been around for three years and finally made its way into Canada. Skinny Fiber is Skinny Body Care’s biggest seller and currently the fastest growing weight loss supplement on the market. Skinny Fiber is a supplement that includes the best ingredients to help support healthy weight management in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Skinny Fiber is packed with powerful enzymes, including glucomannan, caralluma, cha de bugre and other antioxidants. Skinny Body Care offers a 90-Day Challenge to help you take your first steps to loosing weight and getting healthy. Track your progress online, get nutrition and exercise tips, and support and motivation from team members. Visit to get started! FLS

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Get Your Glow On Naturally In a modern studio at the home of Tonielle Madarash, you can experience a spray tan that lasts seven to 10 days, takes just five minutes to apply and is made from 100 per cent natural ingredients. “The first time I tried the product, I fell in love with it,” says Tonielle. “The colour is really nice, and it eliminates the mess associated with tanning creams and other spray booths.” Wanting to open a home-based business she felt passionate about, Tonielle launched Natural Glow Spray Tanning in June 2013, just one month after discovering the benefits of the tanning solution. Natural Glow features a spray tan made by SunFX, an Australian company that specializes in all-natural tanning alternatives. The solution is made with 80 per cent highly-purified water and natural bronzers that create a rich, natural looking tan. The product is FDA approved and free of alcohols,

preservatives, oils, perfumes and parabens. “You can maintain the health of your skin while getting a beautiful summer glow,” says Tonielle. Natural Glow clients have the option of receiving a full-body treatment for $30, half-body for $15, or face and neck for $10, with three shades to choose from. Tonielle applies the spray with a highvolume, lowpressure spray gun, making the process quick and comfortable. Exfoliants and self-tanning products are also available. Prefer to get your glow on at home? Invite


four friends and Tonielle will bring her Natural Glow tent, products and service to you. “I get a lot of positive feedback,” says Tonielle. “It’s a healthy tanning alternative that’s great for your skin.” FLS photos by Heather Fritz Model Laurel Wallace courtesy of Masala Model

& Talent and School of Personal Development


Tonielle Madarash Natural Glow Spray Tanning 211 Werschner Crescent, Saskatoon 306.291.6636




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Make every Day


Passion Parties Earn Income Help Enhance Relationships

Lisa Kirkpatrick has been a successful consultant with Epicure Selections for over eight years. What she appreciates most about this company are the products’ flavours and versatility. Epicure is a 100% Canadian, family-owned company and has been recognized as one of Canada’s top 10 women-run businesses. The company is best known for its fast, easy and healthy alternatives to store brand herb and spice blends. There are no secrets: the ingredients and nutritional information are listed on each jar. With products that are low in sodium and have no added MSG, additives or preservatives, Epicure also guarantees products to be gluten free! Epicure uses the highest quality ingredients available, and makes every day gourmet . . . just by opening a jar. Lisa Kirkpatrick Independent Consultant with Epicure 306.230.2086

My name is Crystal Pederson, Independent Consultant and Executive Director with Passion Parties®. 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 FLS

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

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Head Over Heels For ShoeS

Kimberly Moss loves meeting other shoe lovers. And with Head Over Heels — the shoe party business she launched in September 2011 — she helps women find shoes that are fun, funky and affordable. Head Over Heels offers a range of styles in brands not usually available in stores. “We try to appeal to almost everybody,” says Kimberly. Featuring brands such as Cupid, Bamboo, Anne Michelle and T.U.K., the business

throws up to five parties each week, hosted in the homes of women throughout Saskatchewan. Every pair of shoes is priced under $80, with 20 to 60 styles available, including boots in the winter, sandals in the summer, and flats and heels year-round. Sizes range from five to 11. Interested in hosting a Head Over Heels event? The gatherings typically draw 10 to 14 women, with the host

Kimberly Moss Head Over Heels 306.370.3654


receiving a percentage of the sales and discounts if at least 10 women attend. Head Over Heels promotes a relaxed pressure-free environment, with women encouraged to try the various styles on. Kimberly says the parties are a convenient option for women with children, who may find shopping at the mall with their kids a challenging task. “You can walk around a room, look at the styles and try them on without needing a sales person,” says Kimberly. Sizes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and women can take home their purchase that evening. “People say it’s fun and easy, and very affordable.” You can check out Head Over Heels at Saskatoon’s Women’s World trade show in October, and at S3 in November. FLS




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Park Lane JeweLLery with MicheaL-anne angus By Tonya LamberT Photos megan anToniuk


itting across from me is a woman with a big, infectious smile. Looking at Micheal-Anne Angus, it is difficult to tell which shines brighter, the happiness on her face or the beautiful jewellery she wears. Micheal-Anne is a woman who enjoys her job just as much as she loves the glamorous merchandise she sells. Three years ago, Micheal-Anne was a human resources manager in the banking industry when she was invited to attend a jewellery party. She went intending only




to enjoy a night out with friends and buy some nice jewellery; she left filled with excitement and the desire to embark on a new career path. “I felt charged. I felt energized. I love jewellery and I love meeting new people.� Within days, she had begun her new home-based business, eventually transitioning from the corporate world and building a fulltime jewellery business. Then, just over a year ago, MichealAnne was introduced to the American


company Park Lane Jewellery. She liked what she saw. Their jewellery was not only gorgeous but of high quality, and the selection incredible, with over 1300 pieces, each of which came with an unconditional lifetime guarantee. The company itself was well-established, having been in business since 1955. Attending conferences in the US, MichealAnne was impressed with the loyalty the company inspired in its field staff, largely through its strong support, family focus, and generous compensation, programs

ABOVE Micheal-Anne Angus

Photos Kim Kalyn Photography

and rewards. Micheal-Anne became a member of the team that was bringing Park Lane Jewellery to Canada and joined the first Canadian franchise Jean’s Jewels Inc. which opened its doors for business in April. As she grows her ground floor business, she invites you to consider this for yourself and join her team; Park Lane is hiring and business is good. With Micheal-Anne’s hard work (and the support of her husband Howard and her growing Park Lane team), the beautiful earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches and rings of Park Lane Jewellery are starting to be worn and now available across Saskatchewan. Park Lane offers an exclusive E! Live from the Red Carpet collection, a beautiful bridal collection and a men’s line, with something for everyone’s taste and budget. With excellent customer and hostess programs, it is easy and affordable to attain this stunning on-trend jewellery.


Micheal-Anne realizes that every person is different and she customizes her parties and consultations to fit her customer’s needs. While Micheal-Anne loves a fun-filled girls’ night out, spent meeting amazing women and introducing them to Park Lane’s fashion-forward jewellery, she knows that some people prefer a one-onone consultation and is more than willing to accommodate. In addition, MichealAnne enjoys promoting Park Lane’s “Dress It Up” events, an evening of glitter, glamour and fun held every 4-6 weeks at the German Concordia Club in Saskatoon. With kids back in school and Christmas just around the corner, Micheal-Anne is busier than ever and enjoying every minute. “I love seeing the anticipation in women’s eyes as I reveal another satin roll of jewellery at a party as well as the joy and confidence the women get modeling their favourite pieces for their friends.” FLS

Park Lane Jewellery Micheal-Anne Angus 306.933.4330 |




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Fashion & fun I was immediately attracted to the product. The flexibility of the business made sense. It gave me a way to purchase the clothes I felt comfortable and confident in at a fraction of the cost.

Since 1963, Princess House has created thousands of success stories through a single, powerful philosophy: generosity. To give is to receive. From our humble beginnings we have blossomed into a premier direct selling company dedicated to helping people have more, do more and be more. We value and appreciate cooking delicious meals for family, enjoying more quality time at the table and less time in the kitchen, and celebrating special moments. Our beautiful, versatile products create a sense of wellbeing in your home. From our superior stainless steel cookware to practical kitchen gadgets, beautiful dinnerware to treasure, we offer time and money-saving solutions you’ll love … and love to share. FLS Tracey Borisko Independent Consultant with Princess House Canada 306.716.0263

Comfort Stylist™ consultants with Jockey Person to Person® can manage their own business that is fun, flexible and lucrative while receiving a great discount on their own wardrobe. With a variety of styles that work well with all body shapes, and sizes ranging from XXS-XXXL Jockey P2P offers easy care and mix and match versatile fashions for all lifestyles. Take our fashions from day to evening with active and casual to the very professional business look. Consider hosting a Style Show in your home with friends and family and enjoy our great hostess rewards.

Karen MacDonald Jockey Person to Person® Independent Comfort Stylist





Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals: What You Need to Know

networking and mentoring opportunities and access to our lending program.

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

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. FLS Women Entrepreneurs is supported by Western Economic Diversification Canada.




Let’s Socialize: Adding SociAl MediA to Your MArketing Mix

By Brook thAlgott


on social media give you exposure for your page, it can also increase traffic to you. Once you share on social media, those links are there to stay. As people share your content with their friends, more links come back into you. An increase in links coming to your site means the higher up in search rankings you go.

ith one out of three companies saying that Facebook alone is essential to their business, according to Social Media Today, you know you need get in on social media. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some steps.




Develop a strategy and pick networks. What business are you in? Business to client (B2C)? Business to business (B2B)? Analyze your customers and how social media fits into what you’re already doing. Ask yourself where your customers are, how they use social media, and where you need to be. Once you’ve determined where your customers are in the social media landscape, it’s time to pick the place your business needs to be. Generate content and set yourself up. Before you sign up, determine what you’re going to say and how often you’re going to say it. You’re going to need a steady stream of original content, as well as other content from sources that your audience will find useful and interesting. Start a list and keep adding to it as you grow. Be professional and make sure your page is attractive to your audience and reflects your brand. Keep in mind the simple things, like making sure your photos and logos are the correct size and that your contact information is correct. Start socializing. Now that you’re set up, it’s time to unleash the content you’ve created. Determine a good schedule for posting, and follow it. Share your own content, and content from elsewhere. Not only does sharing content


Engage your audience and promote yourself. Start conversations; answer customer questions; be present online. As you build your presence and share your content, you’ll get to know what people like and what produces good reactions. Attracting followers requires more than just building a page. You have to tell people about it. Add your social media pages to your website and any traditional marketing that you do.


Learn from it and keep going. The analytical tools provided by social media sites are invaluable – use the information you learn about your audience. Be patient. Good social media marketing takes time, and it pays off. As you build your presence, your followers will increase; you’ll see more traffic on your website. This will get your content in front of more people and some of these people will go on to become clients. FLS

Brook Thalgott is a Regina-based writer and consultant. Educated at the University of Regina, Simon Fraser University and BCIT, she has more than a decade of experience in marketing, communications and social media.




A Guide to Getting Started Facebook What’s Great About It With 700 million users, Facebook is a great place to get your feet wet and it’s good for many types of businesses.

How Do I Use It Update your status daily, post two new interesting business-related topics and like new pages weekly. Ask people to comment, like, share and check-in.

Why Should I Use It After gaining 1,000 likes, the average company sees an 185 per cent increase in traffic and nearly 1,400 pages views a day.

PinTeresT What’s Great About It If your customers are mostly women, Pinterest is good for showcasing products. Retailers and artists do well here.

How Do I Use It Post your products and samples of your work. Follow new boards and add new boards with 6+ pins weekly.

Why Should I Use It Recent reports suggest that buyers who come by Pinterest are 10 per cent more likely to buy, and spend 10 per cent more than those coming from other social sites, and 70 per cent more than those on a website.




TwiTTer What’s Great About It An excellent place to share content with savvy customers many times a day. A great place for businesses with lots to share every day – like restaurants and bakeries with daily features.

How Do I Use It Three tweets – business-related, promotional or fun/interesting – and retweet other content twice daily. Follow new people every week.

Why Should I Use It Companies on Twitter double the amount of leads per month than those who don’t.

Linkedin What’s Great About It The place for the corporate – it’s a professional environment for networking, recruiting and sales.

How Do I Use It Update your profile and status. Connect with new and follow new companies weekly.

Why Should I Use It One out of every two marketers have found a customer on LinkedIn in 2013.

When Critical Illness Affects Your Financial Plan

Janea Dieno JBD Financial Planning 217-3501 8th Street Saskatoon 306.979.5000 c: 306.281.3891


recently met with Tom and Jen Smith*. Tom, age 43, and Jen, age 39, have two children, a house, a mortgage and dreams for retirement. The couple has been saving their entire marriage and have managed to jointly accumulate $150,000 in RRSPs. They have life insurance in place that will ensure their family is taken care of should anything happen to either one of them. Jen was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Her treatment is aggressive and will require her to take six to eight months off work. Tom must now become the primary

caregiver and also take time away from work, affecting his own income. Jen’s doctors have recommended a treatment plan that is not covered by her provincial health insurance. Jen and Tom do not have the money to pay for the treatment, so consider RRSPs as their only answer.

The question is: Will they have enough? The answer is: No, they will not. Tom and Jen estimate they will need $95,000 to fund the treatment and supplement their loss of income. With their tax rate of 44 per cent, even if they withdraw the full $150,000 in RRSPs, they will only net $84,000. A critical illness can have a devastating impact on your finances. The most thorough retirement income projections do not make allowances for the additional costs of living involved when someone suffers from a critical illness such as cancer or heart attack. If Tom and Jen leave their RRSPs alone, $150,000 invested for 20 years until retirement at 6 per cent compound interest will create $481,000 in retirement. Using their RRSPs to offset

the costs of dealing with a critical illness will result in spending their entire retirement savings.

The right insurance Luckily, Tom and Jen do not have to take out their RRSPs. Four years ago, they listened to me as their financial advisor when I recommended they buy a $150,000 critical illness insurance policy. For the cost of a cup of coffee a day, Tom and Jen can leave their RRSPs as is, take time away from work to focus on Jen’s recovery, pay their bills and have peace of mind. Critical illness is an important part of your overall financial plan. You can either take the chance and hope that a life altering illness will not deplete your savings and affect your income, or protect yourself by adding a critical illness insurance plan to your overall financial planning strategy. For more information on your best options, please give me a call at 306.979.5000. *Names have been changed to protect identity

Financial Planning For Women Only Seminar Series (P.I.N.K) – Join Janea Dieno this fall for an exclusive women only financial planning seminar series. For more details visit FLS




ABOVE Staff of Knight Archer in Saskatoon.

From one Family to another By Tobie HainsTock Photos Dennica Wailing/neek PHoTograPHy


hen you buy insurance, you are buying protection; protection for yourself and your loved ones. You want that insurance handled by someone you can trust like a member of your family. For almost two decades people of Saskatoon trusted the management and staff of Evans Insurance to fulfill their insurance requirements. David and Sandra Evans welcomed their clients and took care of them just like family. That same family bond has been experienced in Regina by the clients of




Knight Archer Insurance. The values of both Evans Insurance and Knight Archer Insurance have been remarkably similar over the years. That’s why when David and Sandra Evans were looking for new owners, it seemed to make perfect sense for Knight Archer to step in. On February 1, 2013 Evans Insurance in Saskatoon became Knight Archer Insurance. According to Gloria Archer, co-owner and president of Knight Archer Insurance, the transition has gone very smoothly as she describes the move as being a “family to family change.” She notes,

“We found many similarities between the Evans family and our family,” pointing to similar values such as offering high-quality customer service, diversity of service and the importance of community involvement. The first few months after the transition were spent making changes at the Saskatoon location. “We use a lot of technology,” states Gloria. “We introduced a higher level of technology to the staff in Saskatoon and have been very impressed with how they have embraced these changes.” She goes on to point out that the staff in the Saskatoon location

is highly professional and extremely customer oriented. With the addition of upgraded technology came an increase in the number of markets to which Knight Archer is able to offer their new clients in Saskatoon. “We are pleased to offer a large number of markets for our clients to choose from, including eight home insurance markets, five auto markets and eight farm markets,” Gloria says. Because of Saskatchewan’s growth, diversity of service is a very important aspect of the service provided by Knight Archer. Priding themselves in their ability to offer service to their Regina clients in 13 different languages, they are also pleased to be able to offer similar in Saskatoon. “Presently, 25 per cent of our Saskatoon staff are from diverse backgrounds and can offer service in different languages,” Gloria remarks. The diversity of their service and workplace has earned Knight Archer in Regina the 2013 Paragon Award for Diversity. Community involvement is another priority at Knight Archer. “We feel strongly that, if you earn your living in a community, then it’s good to give back to that community,” states Gloria. In 2011, Knight Archer was recipient of Paragon and ABEX awards for Community Involvement. It is their expectation to offer the same level of involvement in Saskatoon. Located at 2002 B 8th Street East, Knight Archer Insurance is pleased to offer new business hours, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are also open Sunday noon to 4 p.m. for motor licence issuing services only. For more information, visit FLS

Knight Archer Insurance Brokers 2002 B 8th Street East Saskatoon 306.664.0086

Customized FinanCial adviCe From a Team of Certified Experts Photos HeatHer Fritz


f you are looking for an expert team of finance professionals and investment advisors to manage your financial affairs, you have come to the right place. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Byron and Shannon Briske have built a strong clientele base in the prairie provinces as financial advisors with Assante Financial Management Ltd. Specializing in high net worth clients such as professionals, business owners, farmers, and professional athletes, Byron and Shannon have the tools to advise individuals on all aspects of their financial situation. What really sets the Briskes apart from other financial advisors is the exceptional team of industry professionals they have at their disposal to help them advise their clients on all aspects of their finances. On their team, Byron and Shannon take care of all the finance and insurance matters. For most accounting related matters, they have several accounting firms they work closely with: some who specialize in small to medium business accounting, and others who specialize in agriculture. Likewise, the Briskes work very closely with several law firms on client advising: some specializing in contract law, and others specializing in all aspects of tax litigation and auditing. Through their relationships with these leading firms, the Briskes can effectively advise their clients on complex financial matters, and help them with all aspects of their wealth management needs. The Briskes firmly believe that team work is the key to effective financial advising. Byron attests, “When the flow of information goes from professional to professional to professional smoothly

and timely, it makes for a far more enjoyable client experience.” The Briskes also work very closely with their clients’ own lawyers and accountants: “It’s all about team work, and getting the client the best advice available, it is difficult when there is friction between advisors,” says Byron. The Briskes host a business advisory luncheon series in the Q Room at Tusq Restaurant called “You’re Successful … Now What?” wherein they bring expert lawyers, insurance providers, and other leaders in business fields, to speak to clients on specialized financial matters that are important to business owners. The lunches take place generally once a month, or every six weeks, and there is a new speaker at every lunch. “These luncheons are very important for us, because they help educate our clients in specialized areas related to their businesses,” says Byron. They are very intimate and interactive, as the conference room seats only 14 people. The Briskes’ tremendous energy and devotion to their work is evident, as they have placed within the top 25 advisors at Assante six of the past seven years. The Briske brothers are very proud of this, as there are over nine hundred Assante advisors across Canada. The Briske brothers pride themselves on providing sound financial advice. If you are looking for more customized and complete financial advice from a team of experts, contact Byron and Shannon Briske at Assante Wealth Management today. FLS Insurance products and services are provided through Assante Estate and Insurance Services Inc.

Assante Financial Management Ltd. 500 Spadina Crescent East, Suite 301 Saskatoon 306.665.3244 211 Main Street Kindersley 306.463.6400

Above l–r Shannon and Byron Briske

Dare to Dream! Supercar Vehicles Making Inroads on the Prairies By Paul Sinkewicz

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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.

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 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.” Duguay says awareness has really grown in the last two years through word-of-

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

mouth 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 ( offers a variety 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 and 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 FLS

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

Car rentals with a luxury experienCe by Trina annand PHOTOS Connie Cronin


he wind is whipping through your hair, the sun is on your skin, and it is the perfect day for a convertible. The twist: the Porche Boxster you are driving is a rental. For years, car rentals have been associated with cramped economy cars and well-worn sedans. Now, thanks to a recent acquisition, First Auto Rentals is providing far more than the standard rental vehicle with its distinct line of premium vehicles for all needs. Taking over a local Saskatoon company that had been in business for 20 years seemed like a natural choice to entrepreneurs Walter and Sandra Halliday, owners of First Auto Rentals. Keeping the business locally-owned-andoperated was important to the Hallidays




because most rental corporations are not even Canadian. Who better to cater to the needs of Saskatonians than locals who have been a part of the community their entire lives? “We look after the premium market: we rent Porches, Land Rovers and BMWs. With a small team, we are able to provide the service that our clients are looking for. You always see a familiar and friendly face at First Auto,” notes Halliday. The company offers a full fleet of new vehicles with a specialty in premium cars and trucks. First Auto works hand-inhand with their insurance clients, offering SGI and out-of-province insurance direct billing, so clients are back on the road sooner. This unique inventory also means that if a client is used to a high-

end vehicle, they do not have to settle for a downgraded rental while their vehicle is replaced. For Kelly Erickson, who has been with the company for 20 years, the ability to have one-on-one contact with clients and serve their unique needs makes his job rewarding. “We treat each client the way we would want to be treated. We are a family business and we treat everyone like they’re family. I have a farm background, and you always deal with things in a respectful manner on the farm; expect no less here,” remarks Erickson. First Auto Rentals works with dealer replacement and the mining industry supplying trucks, but they also offer

leisure rentals as well. Imagine going for a luxury spa resort weekend and renting a dream car to get you there in style. Working with First Auto is also the perfect way to try a luxury vehicle before a big purchase, offering far more than a test drive. A rental through First Auto is the perfect way to decide what you are looking for in your next vehicle purchase. With competitive pricing and a luxury experience, First Auto Rentals is the perfect place to rent a car — whether your desire is business or pleasure, insurance replacement or a way to experience the car of your dreams. Make your next rental a First Auto, and you won’t be disappointed. FLS

First Auto Rentals 306.343.1011 335 Brand Road, Saskatoon LEFT Tricia Kuchirka




GettinG you on the Road By Tobie HainsTock PHOTOS connie cronin


s autumn is upon us we enjoy the beauty of the season. The multicoloured trees and fresh crisp air are enjoyable as we prepare for the winter months that lay ahead. With that preparation comes getting winter tires. Many of us think that we have lots of time. After all, there’s no snow on the ground yet. According to Geoff Fossenier, owner of Integra Tire in Saskatoon, you shouldn’t wait until the snow falls to get your winter tires installed. “Many think it’s the lack of snow and ice on the road that wears the tire treads down, but it is actually the temperature. As soon as you begin to feel that chill in the air, it’s time to consider getting those winter tires on. After that first snowfall it can take weeks to get in to get them installed.” Fossenier




advises to get your vehicle in within the coming weeks for a winter tune up and service, and get those winter tires on at the same time to avoid that last minute appointment. Integra Tire offers a wide selection of top brand name tires including Hankook, BF Goodrich, Firestone, Michelin and more. Whether servicing your car, truck or commercial vehicle, Integra Tire will get you fitted for the road. The Customer Care Package at Integra Tire offers road hazard insurance, free tire balance and tire rotation every 10,000 kilometres and free flat repairs.

on the road in no time. Need a ride? That’s no problem: shuttle services and courtesy cars are available.

Although it is a tire shop — and a stellar one at that — Fossenier points out that they provide a lot more. Whether you’re looking for maintenance, a diagnostic repair, wiring or something else, the team at Integra Tire will get you back

Integra Tire is located at 1210 Central Avenue and open Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To book an appointment call 306.955.1913. You can also visit them online at www. FLS

Integra Tire is customer service focused and the staff will make every effort possible to get the job done right the first time. “We will treat your vehicle like it’s our own,” he comments. Fossenier goes on to note that it’s extremely important to feel that you can trust your mechanic. “Our staff will let you know of any foreseeable future costs and expenses,” he says. “This will help avoid surprise calls for big repair bills later.”

Geoff Fossenier, owner

“It’s hard to find a mechanic you can trust. The guys at Integra are the kind of people who play it straight. If they say something needs to be fixed, it needs to be fixed. Period. They’ll explain why and make sure you have a say in what’s going on with your vehicle. And when they give you a quote on the costs, you can be sure that there aren’t a bunch of extras you don’t see coming tacked on at billing time. The team at Integra care about their customers and the work they do on any car that comes into their shop. Why would I go anywhere else?” — Ian Goodwillie

Integra Tire 1210 Central Avenue Saskatoon 306.955.1913 | |




What are You Waiting For? Hyundai’s Genesis Sedan Delivers on All Fronts by Erin LEgg Photos courtesy of Hyundai


decade ago, it was a mere concept, and after years of design and development (including 12.8 million test kilometres), it was born. J.D. Power labelled it the Highest Ranked Midsize Premium Car in Initial Quality, outranking the coveted BMW 5 Series and the Jaguar XF. Canadian Black Book bestowed upon it the Highest Retained Resale Value Award. It accelerates zero to 100 km/h faster than a Porsche Panamera S — 5.3 seconds — and costs less than half the price. It is Hyundai’s Genesis. This premium sports sedan rivals the Audi A6, Lexus GS 350 and Cadillac XTS; in fact, Consumer Reports named the Hyundai Genesis as the top-rated vehicle in their Upscale Sedan category. Designed for drivers who appreciate a good-looking ride as well as a reliable one, the Genesis performs with precision. Let’s take a closer look at this premium vehicle. The Genesis sedan is available with a 3.8-litre V6 Lambda engine, which has direct injection technology and can output 333 horsepower. There is also the sportier option Genesis with a 5.0 R-Spec 5.0-litre Tau V8 capable of 429 horsepower (the engine that has earned a spot on Ward’s 10 Best Engines list). With lowemissions and optimal fuel economy, the Genesis is an efficient ride. Both engines have 8-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic automatic and manual override transmission. The sedan’s performance on various road surfaces and the ease of driver handling is attributed to advanced suspension technology and the hydraulic shock system. The sleek, elegant exterior commands attention. Drivers appreciate the adaptive HID Xenon headlights with available LED — between the fluctuating weights of different passengers and storage, the headlights continuously adjust to remain parallel to the road. The Genesis is available with 19-inch alloy wheels, and comes complete with such features as keyless entry and ignition, heated mirrors and dual exhaust. Room for five, the spacious cabin caters for both the driver’s and the passengers’ comfort. The Genesis features standard leather heated front seats, and has available heated rear seats and cooled front seats — essential for our extreme weather. With automatic wipers when rain is detected, a power rear sunshade and anti-fog and humidity sensors, driving in all conditions is made comfortable. Hyundai also ensures your drive, no matter how far or near, can be entertaining: the Genesis sedan incorporates an exclusive Lexicon 7.1 Discrete Logic 7 Surround Sound system, complete with 17 speakers. Its navigation control system has touchscreen technology, XM Satellite Radio and a rearview display when in reverse. Safety ratings complement the Genesis well. The Genesis was made the Top Safety Pick by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and it’s a well-earned title. In addition to the anti-lock braking system, traction and stability control, and eight standard airbags (front and rear side impact bags as well as side curtain air bags), the sedan has a “smart” cruise control system that adjusts speeds accordingly. The Genesis 5.0 features a hillhold function, eight ultrasonic park-assist sensors for both the front and rear of the vehicle, and a lane departure warning system. Throw into the mix the longest warranty available in its class — five year/100,000 kilometre comprehensive — and you’ll be asking yourself, “What am I waiting for?” FLS




ABOVE 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe XL and 2013 Hyundai Tucson

AwArd winning And Service Oriented By Tobie HainsTock Photos Megan anToniuk


here comes a time in everyone’s life when you need to buy a different vehicle. Naturally, you want something that will suit your lifestyle and your budget, but you also want something that’s performance driven and eye-catching. Imagine the looks you will get as you pull up to your driveway in a brand new Hyundai. These exciting and sharp looking vehicles have come a long way since first arriving in Canada 30 years




ago. Hyundai features a fantastic line up of vehicles like the award winning Santa Fe, recipient of the 2013 AJAC award for Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, Best New SUV and Top Safety Pick. The Hyundai Elantra GT is another award winning vehicle that has everyone talking after receiving the 2012 AJAC award for Car of the Year. “Currently the Elantra is running neck and neck with the Honda Civic as the bestselling car in Canada,” boasts Gord Mansfield, General Manager of Saskatoon Hyundai.

His pride is well warranted: being such a new automobile company in Canada, Hyundai has certainly proven itself among its top competitors. This includes the “big three.” As the “new kid on the block,” Hyundai has made people stand up and take notice by offering customerpleasing service. “We also offer full coverage warranty of five years or 100,000 kilometres,” remarks Mansfield. Locally, the team at Saskatoon Hyundai make it a point of offering their

customers the utmost in service and selection. “We are Saskatoon’s only Hyundai dealership and the largest in Saskatchewan. We offer a wide selection of new and certified pre-owned vehicles,” states Mansfield. With a variety of options for your financing, Saskatoon Hyundai includes in-house financing and FFUN Financial for those with no credit or bad credit. Mansfield goes on to point out that with their certified vehicles, Saskatoon Hyundai offers an extra 12 months/20,000 kilometre warranty which adds up to six years or 120,000 kilometres of coverage. Certified vehicles are also given a 120-point inspection before they are sold. Your first oil change in the service department is free and you will receive a history of the vehicle. If

STAFF Steve Penner, parts manager; Jamie McCormick, service manager; Nathan Saggs ; Gord Mansfield, general manager; missing from the photo Ben Thurmier and Moe Jasem. ABOVE 2013 Hyundai Sante Fe. LEFT Well appointed interior comfort 2013 Hyundai Veloster

you decide that it’s not the right vehicle for you, not to worry: at Saskatoon Hyundai you are given a 30-day or 2,000-kilometre exchange privilege. Looking to “pimp out” your ride? As Saskatchewan’s only authorized Hyundai Performance Parts dealer, Saskatoon Hyundai offers the largest inventory of Hyundai parts and accessories in Western Canada. With a staff that boasts over 50 years combined experience and daily parts orders going out to warehouses, you can be confident that the part you need will get to you quickly. At the service department of Saskatoon Hyundai, the repairs and maintenance of your vehicle are top priority. They make every effort possible to make your visit to the service department an easy one.

Open for your convenience Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We are also one of the few auto dealers with a full service shop that’s open on Saturday,” comments Mansfield. Shuttle services and loaner vehicles are also available at your request. Conveniently located in the heart of the city on the corner of Circle Drive and Idylwyld, Saskatoon Hyundai continues to offer customers impeccable service and award winning vehicles. FLS FFUN Hyundai Saskatoon 2035 Idywyld Drive Saskatoon 306.659.6000




EXPERTAdvice Having a Safe & Happy Winter on the Road


hen the temperatures drop and the snow begins to fly it’s important that you’re prepared with the right tools and information to get you safely to your destination. When it comes to winter driving safety, nothing is more important than purchasing the correct winter tires. Working with a professional ensures you always have the right tire for the season and job. At Kal Tire a team member can help you assess your climate and driving style and show you the winter tires that best suit your needs.

Today we are going to focus on the preventative measures that you should take in order to ensure you’re getting the most out of your vehicle throughout the winter season.

Use your head The best tip for staying safe on the roads through the winter is simply to use common sense. You need to respect winter and exercise extra caution. Winter conditions can change rapidly so remain alert. Give yourself extra time to reach your destination. Always leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front.

André Lemieux Kal Tire

930 Melville Street 306.665.5080 2907 Faithfull Avenue 306.931.7133 1821–8th Street East 306.374.2425 111 Idylwyld Drive North 306.242.5050

Maintain your lights Visibility is crucial and that means keeping your headlights clean and functioning properly. Snow, sleet and rain can cause diminished visibility, making headlights essential even in daylight. Clean and functioning headlights aren’t just so you can see properly, but they also help other drivers can see you better. If your headlights are pointing off in different directions, come in to Kal Tire and we’ll help you get them re-adjusted.

Prep for the cold Always make sure your vehicle has antifreeze that’s rated to withstand the coldest winter conditions. Keep your windshield washer reservoir full and it certainly doesn’t hurt to keep an extra container of washer fluid in the trunk too. While you’re at it, stash a spare set of windshield wipers in there, as frigid conditions can cause wipers to become brittle and snap.

Maintain your battery Your battery needs more power in winter, but after a hot summer it can be left




weakened from excessive air conditioner use and therefore vulnerable to failure. You might not even realize that your battery needs replacing or that its cables are corroded. Avoid unpleasant surprises by having your battery checked before the bad weather arrives. At Kal Tire, the pros check your battery every time you bring your vehicle in ensuring a worry free drive.

Drive on the right tires Remember to respect your vehicle’s limitations. Even if your lights, windshield and battery are in perfect working order, safety starts where the rubber meets the road. Drivers with four-wheel or allwheel drive often become overconfident in their vehicle’s ability to handle harsh winter conditions. Never forget that it is winter tires that provide traction. Four-wheel drive or not, your vehicle is only as safe as the tires on it. Having inappropriate or worn tires is just like having none at all. Visit your local Kal Tire today and let one of our team members show you the winter tires best suited to you, your vehicle and your driving needs. FLS


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Luxury. Serenity. Beauty.

Saskatoon’s Best Selection of Fresh Seafood

Expressions Salon and Spa 107-33rd Street West, Saskatoon 306.384.0800

Charlie’s Seafood Market 210-B 3929 8th Street East, Saskatoon | 306.955.7127 |

A Perfect Fit

Gluten-Free Goodies, Vegetarian Victuals

Caroline Fay O’Sullivan Design 306.203.3559

The Griffin Takeaway 10 3311 8th Street East, Saskatoon | 306.933.3385

A Lifestyle Company

It’s Your Style and All About You

Believe Fit 15-134 Primrose Drive, Lawson Heights Mall | 306.249.5255 |

Pic-Man Tattoo & SOMA Studio 226 3rd Avenue South, Saskatoon | 306.384.7887 | |

Visit the full-service salon & spa for all your relaxation desires and beauty needs. Products available include Paul Mitchell, Unite, Bernard Cassiere, Mudd and more.

The finishing touches make all the difference. For custom alterations of your gown — for a graduation, evening wear or your wedding — Caroline Fay O’Sullivan is the answer.

Saskatoon’s exclusive distributor of Lorna Jane athletic wear. Retailer for the highest quality supplements and accessories for anyone living a healthy, active lifestyle.

Whether you are looking for fresh seasonal favourites, fresh sushi made in-house daily, group party trays or all your traditional seafood favourites, we ensure a great catch every time.

The Griffin Takeaway offers lunch options, catering, and a vast assortment of baked goods. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan friendly; for other dietary needs, just inquire.

Express yourself with a statement that will last a lifetime. Tattoos and piercings are the most personal ways to make a statement.





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Saskatoon’s Car Wash Experts

More Than Just Oak

Golf’s Car Wash 1205 Arlington Avenue, Saskatoon | 306.373.3933

Oaksmith Interiors 819 2nd Avenue N, Saskatoon | 306.934.1733 |

Find Your Independence

Turn Everyday Objects Into Art

Golden Mobility 2202 Hanselman Avenue | 306.242.9060 | |

Spell It Photo Art 306.222.5504 | |

The Culture of Total Beauty

Dress for Who You Deserve to Be

Angles SalonSpa 201 1st Avenue South (main door Midtown Plaza), Saskatoon 306.653.4247 | |

Argyle Boutique 122-1820 McOrmond Drive, Saskatoon | 306.380.5390 |

Providing the latest technologies and impeccable customer service, Golf’s Car Wash is where smart drivers take their vehicles.

Wheelchair accessible van rentals available for the day, weekend or month.

Escape the ordinary at Saskatchewan’s largest premiere salon, spa and boutique. The lowest price on professional products and tools. Earn loyalty points toward free services with every purchase.




Furniture made from a variety of new woods, innovative reclaimed materials and non-wood recycled pieces for that unique look you’re going for.

Customize your name or special word to create a unique, original piece of decor. A perfect gift for your next occasion! Order for Christmas now.

Argyle Boutique provides career wear and fashion-forward pieces that focus on taking women through their busy day.

Saskatchewan’s Leading Music Service

Unique Styles with a Bit of an Edge

Celebrated Sound Music Services Inc. 306.242.2211 | 800.461.2221 | |

Gentries 7-123 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon 306.652.3929

A Creative Way to Share Your Memories

Food, Drink, Fun . . . Kicked Up

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse 121 Jessop Avenue, Saskatoon | 306.373.1171 |

Rock Creek Tap and Grill 102-1820 McOrmond Drive | 160 - 220 Betts Avenue 306.979.7337 | |

Get the Job Done Right

Inspire | Design | Create

Integra Tire 1210 Central Avenue, Saskatoon | 306.955.1913 | | |

Beyond Measure Design 306.974.3955 | | |

Professional DJs providing the music you love for your wedding, anniversary, reunion, birthday party, retirement, corporate event and more. Great entertainment & lasting memories.

Experienced staff, skilled craftsmanship, and creativity. Visit J & S Picture Frame Warehouse to turn your memories into works of art.

Top brand name tires, including Hankook, BF Goodrich, Firestone & Michelin. Maintenance, diagnostic repair, wiring & more: love your ride.

Dresses, suits, casual wear, jewellery and a line of vintage-inspired handbags for the cutting-edge woman. Brand names favourites St. James, Periphery, Eric Alexandre, Elisa Cavaletti and more.

Casual appetizers, incredible entrées with a contemporary décor. For a kicked-up casual dining experience join us at Rock Creek. Sunday Brunch | Live Music Wednesdays.

With each project we follow this simple credo . . . Inspire, Design, Create. We want your home to be a source of daily inspiration for you.





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Treasured Oasis Awaits

A Little Help Along The Way

The Berry Barn 830 Valley Road, Saskatoon | 306.978.9797 |

A-List Event Design 306.717.5308 | |

Saskatoon’s Hidden Gem

A Bike for Everyone

Charter House Interiors 331–1st Avenue North, Saskatoon | 306.653.4634

Bruce’s Cycle Works 1104 Central Avenue, Saskatoon | 306.934.2552 |

Know What to Expect

Rescuing Rooms and Saving Dollars

Jake’s on 21st 307 21st East, Saskatoon | 306.373.8383 |

Realistic Redesign 306.229.1982 | | |

Family-run retreat offers picturesque views, homemade meals and gardens aplenty. Shop authentic Saskatchewan specialties in our gift shop or our kiosk in The Centre Mall.

11,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor furniture, lighting, rugs, art and more housed in the Tees and Persse building, one of the few heritage buildings open to the public.

For home cooked breakfast and lunch, come to Jake’s. Fresh food with a wide menu. Catering available for your corporate functions and business luncheons.




Whether you need start to finish planning, or just a little help along the way, call on A-List for your wedding, corporate function or any event that deserves a great party!

Mountain, road, hybrid, city, BMX, family and kids — the staff at Bruce’s Cycle Works will get you equipped. Gear & accessories for the beginners and the pros.

Realistic Redesign works with your existing furniture and decor to make the most of your space. Don’t reinvent . . . build upon your personal style.

Not Just Any Old Food Company

Find a New Favourite

FG Food Group Inc. 680 Service Road, Osler | 306.260.6990

8th Street Books & Comics 1006 8th Street East, Saskatoon | 306.343.6624 |

Great Rental Service with a New Name

For a Healthier, More Productive Lifestyle

First Auto Rentals 335 Brand Road, Saskatoon | 306.343.1011

MPowered Training 227A 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon | 306.741.7286 | |

Transform Yourself

The Best Breakfast, Ever

Salon Icon 2-421 Ludlow Street, Saskatoon | 306.975.0019

Cora Breakfast and Lunch 160–1718 Preston Avenue North, Saskatoon | 306. 249.2672 | |

For quality, home-style foods, beverages and health supplements, FG Food Group Inc. offers selection and convenient delivery for retail and wholesale customers. We’re local. We’re family. We’re good.

Specializing in luxury car rentals, and providing personalized oneon-one service to meet your rental needs. Our impressive fleet will get you on the road sooner.

Redken Concept salon and Saskatoon’s preferred destination for innovative styling in hair, nails and more. Come relax in our warm and modern surroundings in University Heights.

We carry comics and graphic novels, used books, action figures/ statues, Magic: The Gathering cards, Kit-Cat Clocks, costumes, board games, magic tricks, and more.

Fitness programs to build lifelong health. Proven success rates with cutting edge approaches. Earn accomplish rewards, such as apparel and photo shoots to showcase the new you.

For fun, nutritious food options for breakfast or lunch, check out the menu at Cora. Generous portions served fresh and with a smile, every time.





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For The Trendy You

Natural Glow, Natural You

The Four Hundred Clothing & Shoe Lounge The Centre Mall, 8th Street East, Saskatoon 306.373.7653 | | |

Organic Tan 306.260.4977 |

Fun for the Whole Family

When Your Glass Breaks, Don’t Panic

The Fun Factory 306.955.3778 | 1633C Quebec Avenue North, Saskatoon |

Glass Doctor 101 - 2834 Millar Avenue, Saskatoon | 306.477.4527 | |

Save Time & Have a Spotless Home

The Dress. The Invitations. The Décor.

Shana’s Cleaning Service 306.262.3262 | |

Wedding & Party Boutique 107-3521 8th Street East, Saskatoon | 306.477.2022 | |

Catering to men and women who covet top apparel and footwear, The Four Hundred carries brands such as G-Star, Scotch & Soda, Penguin, BCBGeneration, Delacy and more.

Whether you are looking to celebrate a child’s special day or a place to have an afternoon of family entertainment, The Fun Factory has it all.

Our friendly, efficient staff handle everything: we even create a cleaning “checklist” to ensure each job gets done. Just call or email.




Organic Tan embodies radiance and luxury. By using the highest quality of organic solution on the market, we will give you the most natural tropical airbrush tan.

Wide range of home, auto and commercial glass services, including: replacements, security glass, energy saving windows, glass doors, shower and tub enclosures, tabletops, mirrors and customized glasswork.

From designer wedding gowns to dresses for any occasion, we have what you need to make your special day perfect. Find your dream wedding décor here. We can’t wait to create your vision.

Live Well, Eat Right, See the Doc

Vintage Jewellery Boutique

Doc Hollandaise 6-705 Central Avenue, Saskatoon | 306.651.5115 103 Stonebridge Blvd, Saskatoon | 306.978.2515 |

Back Then & Again Jewellery Boutique 115 - 3rd Avenue S, The Drinkle Mall , Saskatoon 306.665.7568 | |

Create. Beauty. Enjoyment.

Your Luxurious Oasis

Gentle Earth Design Studios Ltd. 2314 Cairns Ave, Saskatoon | 306.343.8594 |

Just For You Day Spa & Gift Studio 2414D 8th Street East, Saskatoon | 306.955.7546 | |

Fun Fashion for You

See and Look Your Best

Babette’s 96a 33rd Street East, Saskatoon | 306.244.0233 |

Point Optical University Heights | Scotia Centre | Confederation Mall | |

For Saskatoon’s best ribs, unique menu items, and traditional favorites, it’s time you and your family visit the Doc. New Stonebridge location. Special event catering available.

Interior landscape design with tropicals. A complete range of tropical indoor plants. Contemporary Lechuza planters. Revitalize your commercial space. Add colour to your home.

From fascinators and hats, jewellery and shoes, lingerie and cruise wear, come shop a wide variety of name brands, including Liverpool Jeans.

Stunning vintage pieces from every era, including costume jewellery, unique quality gold and precious stone items. Appraisals and special closed parties available by appointment.

Experience true relaxation at Saskatoon’s most luxurious day spa. Facials, massages and more by experienced spa professionals. Lia Reese Botanical Skin Care products available.

Competitive pricing and broad selection of classic and funky frames and sunglasses for all ages. Licensed opticians and contact lens technicians to fill all prescription needs at each location.






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Something for Everyone

Salon for the Modern Day Man

Mulberry’s Bakery Café and Pub 124 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon | 306.664.4911

Off Side Hair Zone 104B-3929 8th Street, Saskatoon | 306.974.8170 |

Revival Starts Here

Reliable, Honest Service

Budget Blinds 102-2834 Millar Avenue, Saskatoon | 306.242.5706 |

Mark’s AutoBody 2962 Millar Avenue, Saskatoon | 306.934.2666

Your Exotic Sanctuary

Healthy, Delicious Meal Options

From breakfast to late night eating, a bakery and steak nights in between, Mulberry’s is the place for you. Catering available for your special occasions.

For your new build or renovation project, in-home consultations and installations are available by a dedicated staff. Visit the fully stocked showroom today for ideas.

Men and women, revitalize your body, mind and soul. Full service salon and spa for relaxation and pampering. Personalized services using natural and organic quality products. Koi Esthetics 214–B Stonebridge Blvd., Saskatoon 306.249.4633 |




Treat yourself like a member of the Rat Pack. Find your style at Saskatoon’s sports-themed salon for the modern day man.

Family-owned business committed to keeping your car running reliably, excelling at customer service, community involvement and sustainable business practices. Saskatoon’s state-of-the-art autobody shop.

Inspired menu offers convenient meal choices for today’s busy families. Marinated meats, casseroles and more. Single or multiple serving sizes available. Clancy’s Meat Co. 130-1844 McOrmond Drive | 306.974.6328 |

Sleep Expert

How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

Wiseguys Mattresses Mattresses 6-805 Circle Drive East 6-405 East, Saskatoon | 306.652.1212 306.652.1212 | wiseguysmattresses

Hillcrest Memorial Gardens 1st right one block east of Briargate Road, Saskatoon | 306.477.2236

Relaxation and Rejuvenation

Golf Pass Packages Available

Spa Ahava 720 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon | 306.978.8111 |

Dakota Dunes Golf Links 202 Dakota Dunes Way, Whitecap | 306.664.4653 1.877.414.4653 | |

Improve the Quality of your Life

Resolve to Pamper Yourself More Often

Satisfaction Hearing 16-1945 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon | 306.979.4543 |

Edgewater Spa 101–611 University Drive | 306.978.4111 |

A good night’s sleep is just a mattress away. Ask Mark how you can sleep easy with a wise choice. Wiseguys Mattresses is a proud member proud member of of

Shed your winter skin and return your body to its natural glow with our body scrubs and body wraps.

Don’t let hearing loss affect your life. Come for your comprehensive hearing testing and needs assessment.

At the end of it all, where we end up may not mean anything to us, but to our loved ones it means everything.

Save up to 25% off regular green fees with golf pass packages. Passes are transferrable, and suitable for corporate or personal bookings. Great for businesses, as gifts, or a group of friends.

Massage your stress away with a registered hot stone massage using basalt lava.





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Rediscover Tea

Capturing the Moment

Tea Desire Centre Mall | 3310 8th Street East, Saskatoon 306.373.1516 |

Megan Antoniuk Photography 306.880.7088

Your Vision is a Piece of Cake

Lavish Blowout Bar

Cakes by Jen 332 20th Street West, Saskatoon | 306.978.CAKE (2253) |

Lavish Hair Boutique & Blowout Bar 608 Duchess Street, Saskatoon 306.979.2277

Authentic Southern Cuisine

Freelance Makeup Artist

Mardi Gras Grill 239 Idylwyld Drive South, Saskatoon | 306.382.1795

Holly Decker Makeup Artistry | 306.716.8287 | |

From traditional Japanese tea ceremonies to Victorian ladies giggling over china cups, tea has long served a vital function worldwide, helping people relax, recharge & socialize.

Any occasion . . . or even for no occasion. Made from scratch using only the freshest of ingredients. Saskatoon’s largest source of cake decorating supplies.

Mardi Gras Grill has all the fixings for a night of Cajun fun. Comfort food for your Southern palette.




Preserve the memories you hold dear to your heart. Specializing in baby, children and family photos.

Saskatoon’s Premiere Blowout Bar — keeping you looking great every day and for all your special events. Lather — Rinse — Lavish.

Makeup artistry for weddings, grads, photo shoots, boudior and more. Holly is recognized for her fashion, beauty and editorial work for print. Makeup training available.

Let the Pampering Begin

Discover Your Dress

Full service salon and spa the perfect escape for relaxation and beauty. Hair design, body treatments, and a variety of spa services for the deserving you.

Gorgeous gowns for brides and graduates—everything from chic and simple to lacy and luxurious. Designer dressess for every body type, every style.

Changes Salon & Spa 110-3501 8th Street East, Saskatoon | 306.477.6245 |

Exquisite Fashions and Bridal 1202B 33rd Street and Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon | 306.979.5447 |

Beneath it All, There’s You

Restyle Your Jewelry at Factory Prices

Lingerie boutique features European designs, specialty lingerie and shape-wear, nursing and sports bras to flatter your body type. Personalized fittings by knowledgeable staff.

Thousands of designs and hundreds of ring settings in stock ready for restyling seven days a week.

Beneath It All Lingerie 100-234 1st Avenue South, Saskatoon 306.934.0833

South China Jewelry Lower Level Midtown Plaza | 306.931.3328 |

Kristy Kleen Handles It All

Pack Away Your Snowshoes

Kristy Kleen Automotive Detailing #18, 243 Wheeler Street, Saskatoon | 306.229.2432 | |

Traxx Footwear 23-2105 8th Street East, Grosvenor Park Mall 306.956.2272 |

Cars, industrial vehicles, RVs and more. Now offering exterior home/garage cleaning services. Visit our shop — or have our mobile services visit you instead.

Treat yourself to the latest styles & brands for 2013. New fashions arriving daily. Ask about booking your personalized VIP shoe event for your group or bridal party.





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Head to Toe Full Service Salon & Spa

Escape to the Outdoors

Drop Dead Gorgeous Day Spa & Essentials Hair Bay E, 2410 Richardson Road, Saskatoon

Escape Sports 110 19th Street West, Saskatoon | 306.244.7433

For the Fighter in You

inTRYSTing Fashion for You

Way of the Dragon Martial Arts & Fitness 126 20th Street West, Saskatoon | 306.261.8534 |

Tryst Boutique 126 - 1844 McOrmond Drive, Saskatoon | 306.242.3343 | | |

Create Your Own Bath & Body Products

Signature Benjamin Moore Dealer

Wood’s Body Goods 306.715.9775 | |

Eastside Paint and Wallpaper 1201A Walpole Ave | 306.477.5555 | 1-406 Ludlow Street | 306.374.8888

Come see our tropical oasis and leave feeling renewed. Drop Dead Gorgeous Day Spa: Bailey Kreuger — 306.244.2534 Essentials Hair and Esthetics: Crystal Hill — 306.955.0003

Whether your focus is to fight or get in better shape, Way of the Dragon Martial Arts & Fitness ensures the best teachers and techniques in the industry.

Book a fun and unique party designing your own bath and beauty products. Great for birthdays, staff parties, graduations, anniversaries, and more. Customized products available for gifts and fundraisers.




Stop in to enjoy the world of alternative sports. Equipment, footwear and clothing for all ages and experience levels.

For trend-setters and the modern woman, find headliner brands at Saskatoon’s Tryst Boutique. Discover accessories, clothing, denim and shoes to make your personal style shine.

Locally owned and operated Eastside Paint & Wallpaper carries all the Benjamin Moore products you need for your decorating & renovation projects.

For Your Fine Dining

From Stressed to Streamlined

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EXPERTAdvice Finding Your Decorating Style

Chantelle Butterfield Funktional Space Saskatoon 306.227.3008


any people feel overwhelmed by the idea of finding the accents (or what I like to call the “fluff and baubles”) for their home. From selecting a throw rug to the art hanging on the wall, it all comes down to personal preference. After all, it’s your space. Here are a few recent projects I did that might inspire a new look for your home.

Contemporary home design needs contemporary décor, accents that are sleek, modern and lend to a clutterfree environment. I recently worked




with Decora Homes on a contemporary space, and the final reveal was amazing! The overall finished look was clean and lent to the open space of the house. With an accent colour of teal blue, I was able to highlight the home’s comfort while keeping with the modern theme. Basic accents in white, black and silver and in different textures such as steel, glass and leather were brought to life. In the end, the home was modern but inviting, contemporary but still “homey.” For a classically-modern home, like the one I recently did for Vox Development Ltd., the goal is to achieve comfort and simplicity, without sparing the character that defines the space. For this project, I chose décor that played off the special features of the home, such as the quarter-sawn oak cabinets and flooring. It’s traditional, but using accents in natural colours and textures, including shades of red and wood grains, gave the clean-lined furniture a bold presence. Another space I worked on was for a dear client of mine whose modern home was softened using sophisticated, classical accents. We incorporated accent cushions to soften the leather sofa and represent a discrete femininity

in the room. A unique three-piece painting plays off the colours and flower representation in the cushions, and perfectly compliments the wall colour. Stunning glass chandeliers with crystal embellishments offered a modern twist to the classic favourite. Many people crave the grown-up but clean-cut look for their family home, free from the clutter that so often comes along with kids and teens. I helped one couple with a particularly nice space by creating a “worldly” feel to the rooms by selecting old-world-meets-new-world accents. Choosing art pieces with bold lines and curves, blending textures both hard and soft, and intermixing everything with shades of red and white to set the stage for this attractive family home. There are no set rules when it comes to choosing your home’s “fluff and baubles.” Simply reflect on your tastes and your style, and use that as a starting point. With the basics in place, any space can be transformed and updated. It’s the accents and the finishing touches you choose that bring life to your home and add dimension. Today is the day to make your space more beautiful and more funktional. FLS

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Fine Lifestyles Saskatoon Fall 2013  
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