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f you’re anything like me, you’re looking back at the last 11 months wondering where the year has gone. It’s important not to get so caught up in the season’s to-do lists that you forget to actually enjoy the time spent shopping, baking, decorating, gift-wrapping, event-going and maybe even volunteering. “Be present” during each of these activities and thankful for having the to-dos. Share the activities with others. Shop with a friend, bake with your mother, wrap gifts with your kids. The secret to slowing down time is enjoying the experience — not the product of it. With that in mind, give a gift of wellness or activity. This issue offers ideas from massage to tennis to sports attractions. Saskatoon is excited to bring Saskatchewan Rush to sports fans this winter. Feel like a cozy drive on a sunny Saskatchewan winter day? Make the short commute to Humboldt to visit some of the hidden gems in this growing community. With a new year upon us, thoughts of self-improvement dance in our head. Personal finance is a common concern on the list, but often too daunting because you don’t know where to start. Find out why Prairie Wealth Management has become a leader in their industry. 2015 has solidified their success through a variety of awards, from local to national accreditation. Lastly, we’re pleased to present and share our fabulous Fine Homes content with our devoted Fine Lifestyles readers. Once all your seasonal running around is complete, take a moment for yourself with a hot cup of tea or cocoa, wind down in your favourite room and simply reflect on the year that was.

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MIKE BOTHA & THE CUTTING OF THE

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nternationally-acclaimed master diamond cutter Mike Botha of Embee Diamond Technologies in Prince Albert recently finished cutting the Esperanza Diamond, a stone so pristine that Botha says “it probably redefines colourless.” Rather unusually, the cutting took place in public at Stanley Jewelers Gemologist in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Botha says the public nature of the cutting didn’t bother him as he is used to having students watch him work. However, it did slow the process down somewhat as he had to stop regularly for questions and photos. About 500 people showed up to watch while another 2,000 followed the historic event on YouTube. The Esperanza Diamond was discovered by Bobbie Oskarson on June 26, 2015 at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only keep-what-you-find diamond park in the world. For $8 per day, visitors can dig for diamonds. Oskarson, who named her 8.52 carat find after her niece, initially thought the stone was a piece of quartz. Oskarson, a Colorado woman, sought guidance from Denver’s Neil Beaty, an independent certified gemologist

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appraiser and member of the American Gem Society (AGS). It was through another fellow AGS member — Stanley Jewelers Gemologist — that Botha, an AGS member, was chosen to design and cut the unique find. Botha was born and raised in South Africa, where he trained as a diamond cutter from 1967 to 1970. Since then, he has cut diamonds in South Africa, Russia, Mauritius, Canada and the U.S. He has lived in Canada since 1997, first in Vancouver, then moving to the Northwest Territories before finally settling in Prince Albert. Botha is the creator of Sirius Star®, the world’s brightest diamond. Botha says it was an honour to be chosen to cut the extraordinary Esperanza Diamond. He notes the Esperanza Diamond’s rough shape was unusual. “It was shaped like a sweet potato,” he says. “Diamonds are usually octahedrons, dodecahedrons, a hybrid of the two, or a cube.” Botha says the Esperanza is a rare Type IIa diamond, which account for no more than two per cent of the world’s diamond supply. Type IIa diamonds contain no nitrogen, making them especially hard. While the purity of Type IIa diamonds makes them especially valuable, the Esperanza is exceptionally pure: there are no apparent

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inclusions and its colourlessness is ‘off the charts.’ “When the diamond is placed on white paper, it virtually disappears,” notes Botha. It took Botha just over a month to design a special cut for the Esperanza. “With all the diamonds I cut, my goal is to achieve maximum light return,” states Botha. The result is a 4.623 carat diamond with 147 facets in what Botha calls a triolette shape. “From the ends, it is triangular in shape; from the side, it looks like a boat. When seen from above, it looks like a teardrop,” explains Botha. Now that the cutting is complete, the AGS laboratories will grade the diamond. Botha expects that their reports will state the Esperanza Diamond is colourless, flawless and of very high clarity. Los Angeles jewelry designer, Erica Courtney, will then set the diamond into a platinum necklace. The Esperanza Diamond necklace is set to be sold by Heritage Auctions in Dallas on December 7, fetching an estimated $300,000 and possibly more given its incredible lack of colour. Oskarson, who discovered the diamond, says the money will be used to pay off debts and purchase a house.

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HELPING CREATE

CANADIAN LOVE STORIES For More Than 40 Years By Melanie Furlong

From the moment you say, “Yes” your engagement ring becomes a beautiful symbol of the one you promise to love forever. It’s a token of the memories you have and the memories you’ll make together. For more than 40 years, Charm Diamond Centres has helped Canadians through this process to help celebrate and commemorate all of life’s biggest moments.

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tep into the largest Canadianowned jewellery store and you’ll quickly see that bridal rings are their specialty. Charm Diamond Centres carries many lines of top quality bridal rings to suit every taste and style. They also make it easy for customers to confidently shop within their budget by visibly pricing everything and by creating a welcoming environment where getting good value and service are of paramount importance. Charm Diamond Centres, founded by Richard Calder, offers several stunning lines of diamond rings including Glacier Fire Canadian Diamonds, Victor Diamonds of Ontario, LeVian and now his Signature Collection, Charmed by Richard Calder. Launched last November, Charmed by Richard Calder is a unique designer bridal line. It’s the first designer line for Canadians by a Canadian. “Although I’ve been designing rings for years, I’ve never put my name to a collection,” says Calder. “These designs are influenced by styles from all around the world, though I prefer to keep the collection close to Canadian trends and stay true to the use of Canadian materials.” Calder designed rings for years before introducing Canadians to the Charmed Collection. Each ring is born from STYLE

Calder’s vision and personal sketch, and then transferred to wax, and finally the completed ring is created where every detail is considered. Calder designed all the rings in Charmed with precision and strict attention to detail. Each centre stone is a hand selected, high quality Canadian diamond, which is then set in 100 per cent Canadian gold. There is also a small Canadian diamond embedded on the inside of the band to caress the skin. The collection itself is truly one of a kind. From the beginning, Calder’s mission has been to, “Win the Customer for Life.” He believes providing excellent customer service and the best price is key to making that happen. “Our buying power gives us the ability to have an unbeatable pricing policy and we’re very competitively priced for value. We like to think of ourselves as an affordable luxury jeweller.” The Company has grown from its humble beginnings. The first store opened in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and the Company grew quickly and expanded throughout Atlantic Canada, later moving into Ontario and the Western provinces. Charm Diamond Centres is now in every Canadian province except British Columbia and Quebec. Most recently, Charm Diamond Centres opened its 74th FineLifestyles

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store in Oshawa, Ont., and the company now employs more than 700 people across the country. Charm Diamond Centres has invested heavily in continuous learning, leading and coaching. Their sales associates have been well trained to manage all your jewellery needs. In fact, each store has designated ‘diamontologists’ who

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are certified diamond experts. “We have always really cared about how our people were treated,” says Calder. “We are proud to have many long term, experienced employees, in fact, a few have been with us well over 30 years!” Calder’s commitment to both his employees and customers led to Charm Diamond Centres being bestowed with

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the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation in 2008, and now have been named a platinum member of the distinctive program. Calder was also awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007 and is an inductee into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. After many years in the jewellery business, Calder’s passion for beautiful jewellery


has not diminished. “It’s very fulfilling to see customers appreciate the designs and styles we’ve chosen,” he says, “and it’s exciting to see customers wearing our products and loving them.” Whether you’re looking for something from their Glacier Fire Canadian Diamond line, which is a premium brand of Canadian diamonds, or LeVian, featuring the rich chocolate diamonds that are so often seen on the Red Carpet at high profile events, or perhaps Chamilia charm bracelets, men’s wedding bands, or watches by Michael Kors, Guess, Citizen and Bulova, the staff at Charm Diamond Centres will be prepared to help you. They can even assist customers looking for custom design rings.

our staff the importance of focusing on the customer,” he says. You can start your journey toward being a customer for life by visiting any one of Charm Diamond Centres’ multiple locations throughout Canada. Be sure to ask about the new bridal collection,

Charmed by Richard Calder, during your visit or learn more by going to their website at www.charmdiamonds.com. Charm Diamond Centres Midtown Plaza, Saskatoon Circle Centre Mall, Saskatoon www.charmdiamonds.com

According to Calder, it’s always about creating those special relationships. Now the chairman for Charm Diamond Centres, Calder will always have a special place in his heart for his spot behind the counter. “It is always special to be a part of something as momentous as picking out an engagement ring or celebrating an anniversary. I’ve always tried to instil in ABOVE Richard Calder

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Fabulous Footwear & Friendly Faces By Tonya Lambert Photos Neek Photography

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ans of fabulous footwear — there’s a new store in town filled with all your favourite finds. Modern Sole has everything from platforms, peep toes and pumps to slingbacks, stillettos and sandals in all the trendiest European and North American brands.

Owner Shanna Simon, her friendly staff members and her dog, Yogi, provide a warm welcome to everyone who stops by the store. “I love my job!” laughs Shanna. “I like meeting fellow shoe lovers in the community and seeing how happy they are when they find the perfect pair of shoes.”

The ultimate in understated elegance, Modern Sole’s clean lines and classy displays create an easy-to-shop experience. Serious shoe lovers will appreciate the no-pressure atmosphere and tasteful arrangement of shoes and boots, handbags and jewelry — everything well organized and highly visible.

Shanna continues, “Shoes complete the outfit. You can accessorize everything with them.” Make a statement in Maciejkas with their vintage styling and unique details. Be fashion forward in a pair of highly innovative Dkodes. Enjoy the hand-crafted quality of Bed Stu or Bussola. Whether you’re in the mood

for a pair of chic Freebirds, refined Anne Kleins or luxurious Sam Edelmans, you will discover that what their sign says is true: Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life! “Modern Sole has amazing shoes!” states Marg Peterson. “After three years of shopping all the shoe stores in Saskatoon, I finally found boots here. I absolutely love them!” Let Modern Sole help you get through another chilly Canadian winter with their selection of comfortable yet classy boots. In addition to footwear, Modern Sole carries an array of affordable accessories,

L-R Kayla Schaan, Shanna Simon, Whitney Warrington, Cassie Rees

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Nothing says Happy Holidays like the gift of shoes, with a gift card from Modern Sole. Our creative staff can help you with stocking stuffer ideas, too! including jewelry, scarves and handbags. Modern Sole carries the work of Saskatoon’s own Karen Robson. Her unique line, KR Jewelry, is filled with oneof-a-kind pieces made right here in the city. For the eco-friendly shopper, there is dconstruct jewelry made with recycled resin and concrete. Any of Modern Sole’s beautiful jewelry lines would make great stocking stuffers. Modern Sole also stocks a selection of supremely soft Jackson Rowe scarves by Vancouver-based designer, Julia Hoover. Inspired by her grandparents’ love story, Hoover produced pretty Aztec prints, classic plaid patterns and romantic Bohemian motifs in acrylic, wool, cashmere and silk blends. Are you looking for a sturdy leather handbag with an edgy feel? Modern Sole stocks the latest looks by Christopher Kon. Prefer a vegan purse by a Canadian company? They also carry Montreal’s Jeane & Jax. Locally-owned and operated, Modern Sole supports the community, supplying shoes for the Ronald McDonald House fashion show and assisting The Princess Shop. “I grew up in Saskatoon,” explains Shanna, “and it is a pleasure to give back to the community.” Shanna, Yogi and staff invite everyone to stop by the store, say hello and see their sensational selection of shoes and accessories. Modern Sole… it’s the place to go! Modern Sole 150 – 3020 Preston Ave., Saskatoon 306.373.7653 ModernSoleYXE@gmail.com /Modern Sole Saskatoon Shanna Simon, owner

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anthonys fashion: for Well Dressed Gents & Ladies By Tonya Lambert Photos Neek Photography

Whether you’re shopping for the club, the cottage or the cubicle, you will be immediately impressed by the treasure trove of inexpensive exclusives found at Anthonys Fashion. For 14 years, this beautiful lifestyle boutique has been the place where Saskatoon’s most dapper dudes have gone to add some sartorial flare to their wardrobe. Now, the city’s fashion-forward females will also find an array of astonishingly affordable accessories and sophisticated separates ranging from the latest catwalk-inspired creations to proven perennial pieces.

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nthonys Fashion was closed for six weeks this fall to complete this extraordinary expansion. Double its former size, the store is now divided into men’s and women’s sections with all 3,700 sq. ft. retaining the same elegant yet earthly décor and designer dressing rooms for which Anthonys is known. Come in and warm up with cup of coffee from their new coffee bar while browsing through their enlarged selection. Owner Anthony Graham-Cutts has used his flair for fashion to carefully curate an exquisite array of both European and North American couture for the city’s fashionistas. From the colourfully creative clothing of Spain’s Surkana to the sleekly sophisticated styles of Denmark’s Selected Femme, and from

the street smart stylings of America’s Adiktd to flirty, feminine fashions of the UK’s Bobbi Black, Anthonys Fashion carries everything a woman needs to create a timeless, functional yet fashionable wardrobe. Anthonys’ goal has always been to bring edgy yet practical clothing to Saskatoon’s fashion-conscious shoppers. They stock garments with a contemporary silhouette ranging from the quirky to the quintessential, but everything is of the utmost quality. “Many of our clients initially visit us to find something to wear for that first special occasion,” explains Graham-Cutts. “They then return to find the right outfit for a job interview, first date or even daily wear. We carry clothing for a variety of ages, so we are able to grow with our clients.”

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The friendly staff at Anthonys Fashion are not only knowledgeable about the latest trends, but also the basic rules governing fashion. They are happy to provide advice on picking the appropriate attire for any occasion as well as on selecting the most flattering fashions for your figure. Looking and feeling your best creates confidence which, in turn, increases your chances of success in any situation. “We love it when clients tell us about what a difference a certain outfit made or how many compliments they received on a particular garment,” says the proud owner. While at Anthonys Fashion, you will find casual clothing, luxe labels and avant garde apparel, Graham-Cutts is careful to select many multi-use items to mix and match. “Probably my favourite product is the unstructured sports coat,” he says.

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“It has a versatility that little else does. It is practical and can easily be dressed up or down.” Anthonys goes above and beyond to make your shopping experience extra special. They offer alteration services to ensure the perfect fit for every purchase. They also track your purchases — styles, brands, sizes and colours — to better assist you on future visits. To complete your outfit, Anthonys carries a stunning selection of alluring accessories, most of which cannot be found anywhere else in the city. They carry jewelry and scarves, handbags and wallets, socks and gloves as well as sturdy yet stylish footwear so you can put your own finishing touch to any ensemble, making it uniquely you. Anthonys rarely discounts its products or has a sale. They prefer to provide

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reasonable rates on all products year-round, offering clients a special “wardrobing incentive” when purchasing a complete outfit. Anthonys Fashion also hosts two client appreciation evenings each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, where clients can enjoy tasty treats and a different shopping experience. Throughout the year, Anthonys participates in charity fashion shows, such as those put on by the Sexual Assault Centre of Saskatoon, Learning Disabilities and the Saskatoon School Board. They also donate items for silent auctions and fundraising raffles. Indulge yourself in the smartest street styles and the most coveted contemporary couture at Anthonys Fashion. Pick out a cold-defying coat or elegant evening essentials. Play with clever colour combinations while trying on clothes with real staying power.

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From the clothes to the décor, Anthonys Fashion is one seriously hip store! Watch for the opening of their online shop in the near future. Find Your Style @ Anthonys Fashion!

Anthonys Fashion 600 – 234 1st Ave S. Saskatoon 306.665.0181 info@anthonysfashion.ca anthonysfashion.ca


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Luxury Canadian Fashion at the Forefront as Saskatoon Devours its Second Year of PARK By Candace M. Fox

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All PARK: Promoting Artists Redefining Kulture

With a European runway, guests were seated amongst the action as models made their way through an intricate maze-style path flanked by glass panels and VIP guest seating. Those lucky enough to snag a front row ticket not only got up close and personal with the swanky clothed models, but were also privy to some fabulous gifts. Swag bags, courtesy of title sponsor Midtown Plaza, were full of everything fabulous from the premiere shopping centre’s shops and boutiques, including a separate bag full of Sephora goodies. It’s no wonder the fashion event was sold out. The luxe evening was also a great cause, as guests were supporting the not-for-profit

Led by PARK president Kara Chomistek, with a team of dedicated staff and a bevy of volunteers, PARK has made quite a splash in the fashion industry across Western Canada. The not-for-profit organization is dedicated to helping Canada’s premiere highend fashion designers and artists connect with their audience — making them more visible and accessible to their potential clientele and media. “We see Saskatoon as an emerging centre for art and culture and we wanted to be a part of this movement,” says Chomistek. Creating events to promote and evolve local and developing designers and artists, PARK can currently be found in Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon, featuring opportunities via PARKLUXE, PARKSHOW and PARKSALE.

askatoon saw its second infusion of PARKLUXE presented by the Midtown Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 7. Guests gathered at the Sheraton Cavalier’s luxurious Top of the Inn Ballroom to enjoy champagne, hors d’oeuvres, shopping, and — of course — a fashion show, highlighting some of Canada’s most talented up and coming designers.

organization and everything PARK related. Designers’ looks were available to purchase along with accessories by Coutukitsch during PARKSHOP, set up at the Midtown Plaza throughout the weekend.

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Featured PARKLUXE Designers REBECCA KING Local fashion designer Rebecca King showcased her latest collection of unique knits, structured yet cosy autumn sweaters and jackets, a beautiful faux cape cardigan and some amazing riding hats that can be worn while on the horse’s saddle or downtown on a cool day. With her clothing in retailers across Western Canada, King continues to be a staple in Saskatchewan’s fashion community after returning from Calgary. The designer said of her experience with PARK, since working with them first in Alberta, “It means a lot to have the support of PARK. They heavily curate the designers that they work with and I have had many great opportunists because of them.” The

public had an opportunity to shop King’s runway collection during PARKSHOP at Midtown Plaza. Guests of PARKLUXE were able to purchase her designs off the runway at her pop up shop during the fashion show. HOUSE OF NONIE Showcasing 12 very clean-cut, tailored designs from her collection, it was House of Nonie designer Nina Kharey’s first showing in Saskatoon. Giving the audience a taste of her design eye, models wore split tunic style blouses, asymmetric skirts in white and black, culottes in black and beige, wrapped shirts and dresses along with a beautiful long sleeveless wrap vest and equally as luxurious wrap wool coat in black. “I like making designs that suit any women, as I personally am more attracted to those,” says Kharey of her collection. Also partaking in PARKSHOP, Kharey’s designs were available for purchase after the show and at Midtown Plaza the following day, with many people in awe of the well-put-together collection, which boasted beautiful fabrics and meticulously finished details.

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ANNEKE FORBES Designer Anneke Forbes certainly has a way around a sewing machine, especially when it comes to her beautiful tailored blazers and modern style leather jackets. The ladies wear designer unleashed 10 handmade jackets, styled perfectly beginning with her lambskin leather motorcycle jacket in powder blue and black — both more fitted, to be worn to an art gallery opening rather than the open road. Forbes’ cropped Kerchief Blazer was a crowd favourite, modelled in both black and bronze. The Calgary based designer capped off her collection with two kneelength winter worthy jackets in a wool and cashmere blend modelled in ivory and grey. The made-to-order designer had her items available during PARKSHOP and at her pop up shop during the fashion show. TRAVIS TADDEO The Montreal based designer, originally from Calgary, showcased his Fall/Winter

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2015 collection dubbed “Disrupted Youth” with something for both men and women. The versatile collection is a mix of practical street wear made from comfortable knits, jersey and delicate silks layered with some less practical but equally beautiful feather and leather jackets and vests for both men and women. The young designer kept the majority of the collection muted with blacks, greys and brown tones with an interlude pop of red down the runway.

Get Involved Those interested in becoming more involved with PARK can visit the volunteer section of the organization’s website ourparkonline.com. Positions are available for those interested in becoming an active member of the team, helping promote local designers and artists in the community. PARK Calgary | Edmonton | Saskatoon www.ourparkonline.com

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Recognition and Awards While results and the service we provide clients are Prairie Wealth Management’s primary focus, we are honoured to be recognized by some of the leading business organizations in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and nationally. We are proud to be honoured in our community, province and nationwide. Winner, 2015 BBB Torch Award

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Best Practice Individual Advisor Office (25 staff or less)

The Torch Awards, presented by the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan, recognize business, professional and non-profit organizations that strive for service excellence and customer satisfaction, and demonstrate leadership in ethical business practices in their day-to-day operations through the actions of their owners and employees.

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The Chamber of Commerce. Prairie Wealth Management is honoured to have been a finalist for both community involvement and small business of the year.

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multiple joints moving at the same time. For example, a squat movement instead of a leg extension, or a chin-up instead of an arm curl. The problem with a compound movement, such as a squat or a deadlift, is that too much flattening of the natural lumbar curvature will predispose the back to ligamentous strain or, in many cases, lumbar disc injury. People who become injured tend to quit their exercise program citing a weak back without being properly assessed as to why the problem occurred. In cases where injury has been sustained, it is of utmost importance to seek proper therapeutic assessment to determine the cause, learn proper techniques, and resume the activity safely.

Hip, Hip Hooray!

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he New Year is traditionally a time for us to work on our resolutions. Often, declarations of new goals are in the personal fitness realm. Unfortunately, many personal fitness programs that start in early January end before the month is over, for one reason or another. While this article can do nothing to improve one’s personal motivation (that has to come from within), it is my hope that it will help prevent one reason many personal fitness programs stop suddenly: lower back injury.

This lifting style will eventually create lower back pain and is either caused by inefficient lower back control or insufficient hip mobility.

Proper lifting technique is demonstrated here (must have had some great treatment).

There are many reasons why this lumbar flattening occurs. In some, it occurs because of lack of control and maintaining the neutral motion. In other instances, it is due to loss of hip mobility. If the hip cannot properly flex, undue stress will be placed on the lower back. Hip motion can be limited due to tight muscles, muscular trigger points, myofascial restrictions, increased tone or articular restrictions within the joint. A skilled therapist can determine the best way to treat the problem, recommend strategies for self-management and instruct how to safely get back to the gym. By preventing lower back injury and strain with recruitment of proper movement, and seeking proper assessment and treatment, personal fitness goals can be much more attainable and enduring. Hip mobility is essential to maintain. Whether you are an athlete requiring specific range for sport, a weekend warrior, or part of the aging population, gaining optimal hip mobility will increase functional movement. For the middle aged and even the elderly, good hip mobility may decrease the chances of requiring hip replacement in the future and will certainly assist in maintaining the mobility required to move from sitting to standing and vice versa.

Plenty of information is available online informing people of the importance of resistance training for general health. The most beneficial exercises are described as involving compound movement patterns. These are movements that have

A great mobilization technique for an articular (joint) restriction in the hip.

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one voice

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groundbreaking event occurred in Saskatoon this past summer that is capturing serious attention. On the evening of July 24, more than 600 people gathered at TCU Place in Saskatoon to support a fundraiser that will assist the innovative Neural Health Project at the University of Saskatchewan. The memorable evening included a VIP reception, numerous entertainers, a nutritious meal, speeches and shared stories, a silent and live auction, a dance and unparalleled comradery and compassion that affected everyone present.

University of Saskatchewan) and Mike Babcock (head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs) the event was born from shared personal tragedies. When longtime friends and champions of previous causes, Maltman and Babcock lost two people — Ian Buckwold and Jordan Chartier — within weeks of each other because of the effects of mental illness, they decided to do something for mental health. Maltman admits, “I said to Mike ‘It has to be more than a fundraiser. We’re not just going to raise money, give it to a group and then walk away.’ ”

Organized by Dr. DeeDee Maltman (a Saskatoon family physician and medical director at the Centre of Integrative Medicine at the

In 2010, Dr. Maltman had returned to school to become an integrative medical specialist. “I realized what I learned through aBove Photo Dr. DeeDee Maltman & Mike Babcock

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“We need to create awareness around mental health and let people know it’s okay to ask for help. It’s devastating there is not an avenue for people to go get help. Clara has really created some awareness lately and we’ve got to keep the momentum going.” —Jennifer Jones, Canadian Olympic Curling Champion the whole area of integrative medicine, there were so many components that lend themselves beautifully to a more complete approach to mental illness. We started to talk about reframing the actual name from one of mental illness to one of neural health.” The Neural Health Project aims to take a “more upstream approach to mental illness,” admits Maltman, who also understands research is expensive. Starting with a few small successful dinners where attendees paid $1,000 per plate to support this initiative, Maltman says “we knew we were onto something.”

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Enter the ONE VOICE event, named because “no matter who you are, we all need to come together in one voice and create that critical mass of people to say ‘we want something different; we want something more complete in this area,’ ” declares Maltman. Through his connections and efforts, Babcock brought in many celebrities and well known athletes. “We obviously hit a nerve, both in that community and the community of Saskatchewan,” says Maltman, who praises the “dream team” organizing committee, volunteers and sponsors who supported the event, led by Cameco. Maltman is ecstatic about the more than $1 million raised through the event. “Through a true collaborative Saskatchewan effort, the ONE VOICE event was a total success… it almost became like a sacred space of sharing;

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“I thought tonight was probably the most significant event I’ve ever been involved in. When you share, you connect with people and when they hear you talk without shame and embarrassment, all of a sudden they feel a little more likely to come out and share. Those stories tonight will change lives. If you find out you have the power to save people’s lives or change people’s lives simply by telling your story, and you are given the platform to do that, wouldn’t you say you’re obligated to do that? It takes so little effort. Shame on me if I don’t. Antidepressants saved my life. Sick, not weak — that’s my mantra.” —Michael Landsberg, TSN talk show host and sports journalist “I don’t care who we are, I consider us all on the spectrum of neural health. I don’t think there’s one of us who hasn’t felt at some point in our lives anxious, or kind of down or defensive or worried about our dark thoughts… I consider this something we’re all in together. We’ve all been affected by a colleague or a family member who has been ill.” —Dr. Dee Dee Maltman “I never thought I would be on stage talking about my anxiety, but I just really want to help other people. I want them to know it’s okay to have a mental illness; you’re not alone and it’s definitely not something to be embarrassed about. When I was younger, I kept it to myself and only me and my family knew. Three or four years ago, I started telling my friends and being more open about it. It made me so much happier; I’m not embarrassed to talk about it… it’s such a relief and such a nice feeling… you can just be open and be yourself.” —Kaitlyn Hrudey, daughter of Donna & Kelly Hrudey, former NHL goalie Photo toP left Michael Landsberg & Clara Hughes Bottom left Kelly Hrudey & daughter, Kaitlyn

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“I’ve been affected by mental illness in my family and friends, so I know what it does. Nobody is perfect and that’s what this event is for, and they need to know they’re not alone. Now people are accepting it’s a disease like any other disease. This is the start of a conversation and other events; it will be good.” —Jared Cowan, NHL Ottawa Senators “When you say ‘one voice,’ we aren’t here just to entertain, but we want to come alongside to get this message out there to really bring change to hurting people who struggle with mental illness. It’s such an awesome opportunity seeing people coming together to support this, seeing the heart of the people coming together to meet this need.” —Jackie and Jason Heistad of Jacky Bell & Thunder, entertainers

to raise awareness for mental health in 2014, praised Saskatchewan for leading the way in Canada with this event and the upcoming innovative university project. Photo toP Tim Gitzel of Cameco Bottom Jacky Bell & Thunder

people were very real that night, yet we had fun. Life involves hardship and tears and difficult moments, yet we were all there to celebrate life and to make a difference going forward. That’s what made it so special.” Following the poignant video Somewhere in Mind about the tragic impact on the Chartier and Buckwold families, many shared stories melted hearts in the crowd,

resulting in tears and standing ovations. Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes, who spoke openly about her family’s struggles, admitted to trying to “outride” her eating disorder and depression. “I thought I could give myself so much physical pain that I could numb the emotional pain inside. After two years of that, I gave up... it took a long time to realize it was me and I had to do the work and I couldn’t do it alone.” Hughes, who rode across Canada HEALTH & WELLNESS

Maltman can hardly contain her excitement about the Neural Health Project. “Every day, we get so many emails asking for support, wanting to know about the project, people sending YouTube videos of songs they’ve created. It is people desperate to reach out and connect with other people they know understand them. The neural health project is perfectly positioned in the province, perfectly timed — it’s exciting.” www.theneuralhealthproject.com

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Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre:

Fun, Fitness, Friends By Tonya Lambert Photos Lisa Landrie

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hether the snow is swirling or the sun is scorching, every day is the perfect weather to play tennis at Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre. Inside the new big white dome, the temperature is always comfortably consistent, while its new state-of-the-art suspended lighting provides a high degree of illumination that minimizes glare and shadows. Inside this urban sanctuary with its six indoor courts is the perfect place to take your game to the next level.

Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre is owned and operated by Leo Liendo, a topnotch coach with more than 35 years of experience. A Level 3 Tennis Canada Coach as well as a Wheelchair Tennis Canada Certified Instructor, Liendo has coached students at every level of play, from beginners to world-class athletes to new instructors, serving as Western Canada Games Head Coach, Team Saskatchewan Canada Games Head Coach and Wheelchair World Team Championships Coach. Over the

years, he has been awarded the Tennis Canada Coaching Excellence Award four times. Liendo is assisted in his coaching endeavours at Lakewood by eight fullytrained instructors. Players of all ages and abilities will find ample opportunities to improve their game at Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre. Sign up for classes, take part in the weekly stroke clinics, drop by for a game or register in a summer camp. Private and semi-private individual and group lessons

TOP LEFT, L-R Lori Mack, Monique Devine, Keitha McClocklin, Leo Liendo (owner)

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are available. They even offer wheelchair programs and customized courses for schools and community groups. The Centre utilizes a modern method of teaching that incorporates skills learned in other sports. They use six types of tennis balls, designed to advance along with the player’s skill set. Within an hour, beginning players are able to rally 10 to 20 times! Never before has learning tennis been so easy or so much fun! “One of the biggest joys of teaching tennis,” says Liendo, “is seeing the smile of someone when they get it. There is no price that you can put on that.” Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre is not only a place to build a better backhand, it is also a great place to socialize. The Centre has 400 regular members, including 150 children, so there is always someone looking to play, whether in a pick-up game or as part of a mini tournament or competitive league. “This is my second best place to be after my home,” exclaims Brenda Surtie. “The atmosphere is relaxed and the people are friendly and approachable. There are enough people of every level to play with, and there are not a lot of people with egos. It’s just a wonderful place to be.” Everyone is welcome at Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre. You don’t need to be a member to play; drop ins are always welcome and beginning in January your first visit is free. Also, students with ID aren’t charged guest fees. A variety of membership options are in place that extend additional benefits, such as discounts on classes, lessons, racquet stringing and specialized pro shop products. Members can also reserve court times up to seven days in advance. Come by Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre any day of the week for fun, fitness and friends! Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre 1635 McKercher Dr. Saskatoon 306.955.2226 club@lakewoodtennis.com www.lakewoodtennis.com /LakewoodTennis MIDDLE L-R Leo Liendo, Julie Brandt

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Taking Care of Your Holiday Blues

T Barbara Morrison (L) MSW RSW Jennifer Schenn-Visentini (R) BSW RSW Morrison + Schenn-Visentini Broadway Counselling & Therapy Suite 201, 626 Broadway Avenue (Five Corners at Broadway & 12th) 306.653.3232 www.broadwaytherapy.ca

he holiday season is fast approaching and we recognize that this season is often anticipated with feelings of ambivalence. One part of our self may be happy about having some down time to relax and to spend with friends and family and the other part of our self may be experiencing feelings of sadness, disappointment and loss. While there are people who have the holiday season to share with loved ones, there are others who are disconnected from their family and who may not have anyone with whom to share the holidays. There are people who are fortunate to be healthy and who have employment and a life that brings them joy. There are others who are struggling with physical and/or mental illness and who may have lost a job close to the holiday season or over the course of this past year. There are people who have experienced a loss of a loved one due to death or separation. We ask people to be mindful of these facts and to be empathic towards other people’s experiences. Also, be compassionate with yourself when you are feeling sadness or disappointment. Don’t judge yourself harshly if you are feeling a sense of loss and grief. If you are feeling this ambivalence, take time to care for yourself. Plan for something that will bring you joy, whether you are alone or with other people. As the season approaches, be thinking about what you can do during the holidays that you enjoy. Make a plan for doing things in which you are interested. The famous poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, offers: “…joy and sadness exist

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simultaneously during times of loss and grief. We must continue to keep in mind that life is a precious gift that can be taken away in an instant and should be valued on a regular basis…” TIPS FOR PARENTING CHILDREN DURING THE HOLIDAYS AFTER SEPARATION/DIVORCE Remember that the priority needs to be on the well-being of the child. While holiday stresses and expectations can easily lead to emotions running high, it is not fair for the child to get caught in the crossfire between parents. Adults need to make an extra effort to be civil, respectful and act with integrity. Communication is critical around the holidays. When possible, make plans for access well in advance and consider some flexibility in custody arrangements. Overly rigid arrangements and conflict over custody can lead to stress and anxiety for the child. Gifts may also create feelings of hurt and jealousy. When possible, discussing gifts in advance with your ex-partner can help avoid negative feelings for all involved. Your child (like you) will likely feel a sense of loss over holiday traditions that may no longer continue. Give thought to making new traditions that can be appreciated and enjoyed within the new family systems. Be aware of your own attitude and body language. Children are often more sensitive around the holidays. If your child feels the need to ask if you’re okay, they are likely feeling your emotions.


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ed Tide Tattoo opened its doors September 1, 2014 with a mission in mind — to be Saskatoon’s destination for beautiful custom body art in a comfortable, open plan environment. More than a year later, that vision is a reality. “We’ve worked hard to create a place where people can come in knowing that whatever art they get, it’s going to a be a quality piece designed just for them,” says owner Brad Friesen. Red Tide is home to well-known artists Jenlee Friesen, Nicky Toews and Barrett Russell, with new apprentice Ellise Watling who will start offering her own work in January 2016. Red Tide is more than just a place for new body art. Within it, you’ll also find New Tide Tattoo Removal. Brad, a certified laser tattoo removal specialist, can help anyone remove art they’re not in love with anymore. “People can have regrets about tattoos for many reasons, from poor artistry to something that no longer reflects who they are,” says Brad. “However, tattoos can be removed or covered and we’re home to the best technology and the artists to do so.” Brad’s state of the art Quanta Q+C laser is the best available on the market today. There are only a handful of these machines in tattoo studios across Canada. Its square laser beam profile means less time and discomfort during the removal process. The beam is more efficient and effective in removing ink colour. “Our laser can take off colours that weren’t even possible to be removed a few years ago,” says Brad. New Tide has also invested in the best chilling unit available that works in tandem with their laser. “Cold air therapy is paramount to all laser clients’ comfort while receiving laser treatments. A vital component is missing if you don’t provide this service,” adds Brad. New Tide Laser offers full removal in addition to tattoo fading to prepare the skin for sweet, custom tattoo cover-ups. Coverups are a specialty in the Red Tide shop. The removal process is straightforward; come in for a consultation and Brad will guide you through whatever you need, be it complete removal or fading for cover-ups. Most treatments take up to four sessions to prepare for a cover-up tattoo or anywhere from five to 12 treatments, depending on the person and their own unique tattoo for a complete removal.

The combination of laser removal and Jenlee’s talent can give anyone a beautiful new piece of body art with no hint of what used to be there. New Tide Laser also works with other tattoo artists in Saskatoon, such as acclaimed local artist Chris Wenzel at Electric Underground, helping their clients with the removal process. “Chris is well-versed and intelligent. He knows first hand what the technology can do and how to use it for his clients benefit,” says Brad. New Tide also works with local gang intervention group STR8 UP, helping people turning their lives around with gang tattoo removal. “It’s an honour to work with STR8 UP and see what a tattoo removal can do for someone trying to get their life on track,” says Brad. Whether you’re looking for removal of body art you’re no longer in love with, or a brand new piece of artwork, Red Tide Tattoo is the team you’re looking for.

“Laser tattoo removal is a time commitment and a process, but very effective,” explains Brad. Once the process is complete, Jenlee and the Red Tide team can work their magic for the coverup. “Jenlee is well-known across western Canada for her cover-up work,” says Brad. “Cover-ups don’t need to be the stereotypical black object that literally covers the work with more dark ink density. There are many more possibilities now that we have this laser option.” OPPOSITE L-R Ellise Watling, Brad Friesen, Jenlee Friesen, Barrett Russell, Nicky Toews

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Massage

At Its Best By Melanie Furlong

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rom a prosperous turn on CBC’s Dragon’s Den to a widely successful massage therapy franchise with clinics across Canada, Massage Addict sets itself apart from spas and other clinics with its membership offering. The first visit to Massage Addict for a one-hour therapeutic massage session costs $49.99. Clients who commit to one treatment per month can return as members with discounted sessions for themselves and their entire household. Massage Addict, one of the most recognized names in the industry, has now been in business in Saskatoon for one year. Their experienced registered massage therapists offer a wide range of services that include everything from relaxation and therapeutic treatments involving a treatment plan to hot stone massage. Therapeutic: This massage technique uses a treatment specific style, focussing on a targeted area usually in an injury or chronic condition, to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries. Hot Stone: Hot stone massage is performed with smooth, heated stones that are used as an extension of the therapist’s hands or to warm muscles deeply as other areas are being worked on. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system. Hot stone massage often suits people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. Relaxation: Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress,

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Front row L-r Jessie slorstad (RMt), Janine Oxby (RMt), Heidi Rainville (RMt), Ashley Biggins (receptionist), Chelsea Loveridge (RMt), Kyla Korte (RMt), serena st. Haven (RMt) Back row L-r Nolan Ferguson (RMt), Jenna Grant (RMt), Nghi sansom (RMt), Jennifer Irvine (RMt), Carly Bosomworth (RMt) Photo By Megan Antoniuk Photography

pain and muscle tension. Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for: anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, myofascial pain syndrome, insomnia related to stress and more. Pregnancy: The clinic offers pregnancy massage to women in all trimesters. Special attachments to the massage table make it possible, and comfortable, for women to lay face down. The massage will help alleviate anxiety, promote better sleep and help decrease back and leg pain among other benefits. Whether you enjoy massage therapy or would simply like to relax, Massage Addict is the place to go. Membership at Massage Addict guarantees low rates for the entire year. The savings incurred allow clients to have many more massages than they could have anywhere else. Registered massage therapists are still in demand at the Saskatoon location and at Massage Addict’s brand new facility in Regina, opening this fall. Become a Massage Addict today! If you haven’t joined Massage Addict yet, what are you waiting for? You can’t beat the introductory rate of $49.99 with a registered massage therapist. Massage Addict is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Gift cards are also available. Massage Addict 250-2600 8th Street East, Saskatoon 306.373.6161 massageaddict.ca

Looking for a unique and inexpensive gift idea that will relax and rejuvenate for an entire year? Give that special someone a massage a month for an entire year! * Single use gift cards also available. *

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Bella (dog), Sergio del Valle Jr., Sergio del Valle, Laura Ruiz, Sarah Howe, Alyssa Zaderey and Katlyn Protasenko

Devoted to Healthier & Happier Pets By Tonya Lambert Photos Neek Photography

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and providing valuable information about the producers of the food. He also helped us with training tips. We are now regular customers and still receive the same great service!”

“My wife and I walked into Pet Planet five months ago and were blown away by the knowledge and the customer service,” attests a satisfied customer. “The owner helped us find the best food for our dog by explaining the ingredients

Pet Planet stocks only holistic, nutritious and delicious foods and treats for your beloved pets. None of the pet foods in the store contain preservatives or animal by-products. All are grain-free and use only human-grade ingredients. Choose from a variety of brands, such as Horizon manufactured in Rosthern or the wellknown Blue Buffalo line. Natural Balance products each contain only a single source of protein, making them ideal for animals with allergies. All the brands they carry have high levels of protein and produce specially formulated mixes for dogs of different ages and sizes.

et Planet is dedicated to providing pet guardians with the products they need to help the dogs and cats in their care live long, healthy and happy lives. Pet Planet believes the key to improving the quality of life for our pets is through education. Owner Sergio del Valle — a lifelong dog lover with a degree in vet medicine — his wife and co-owner, Laura Ruiz, and their friendly and well-educated staff are able to provide valuable information on pet health and products that will help you be the best guardian possible for your pet.

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Feeding your pet high-quality, holistic food is more expensive initially. However, Sergio asserts within six months you will notice it has actually become the more inexpensive option. This is because animals that eat food packed with nutrition don’t need as much, which results in financial savings. Add to this fewer trips to the vet, less defecation and a more consistent level energy and the benefit really start to multiply! Like humans, dogs and cats enjoy the occasional tasty treat. These snacks are also useful in helping with behaviour reinforcement. Pet Planet carries a vast selection of brands and types perfect for any pet. They have special low calorie treats and a variety of functional snacks designed to help with specific concerns. Guardians


We have gift cards for our furry friends, or that special pet lover on your holiday gift list! can choose from catnip, valerian or honeysuckle-infused treats, according to their pet’s personal preference. In addition to food and treats, Pet Planet has everything you need to provide a pleasant life for your pet. They stock several types of alternative cat litter, including the ever-popular Odour Booster made with bentonite. For dogs, they carry a variety of all-natural supplements as well as various oral hygiene products. They also have natural pet shampoos and carpet cleaners, grooming products, training devices and toys. They have everything from kennels and carriers to collars and clothes. Their Dog Rocks are especially in demand; added to your dog’s water, they alter the pH balance in their urine so it doesn’t kill your lawn. Pet Planet is Saskatoon pet guardians’ preferred place to go for products that will enhance the quality and quantity of life of their favourite furry friends. Pet Planet 102 – 1824 McOrmond Drive 306.242.7221 universityheights@saskatoon.petplanet.ca petplanetuniversityheightssquare

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A Results Driven Company for Health, Wellness & Beauty By Tobie Hainstock Photos Neek Photography

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want to be able to offer people natural, non-invasive, chemical free choices to achieve their health, wellness and beauty goals,” expresses Jackie Kilduff of Body Sculpting by Design. Jackie offers clients unique, customized solutions for body contouring, anti-aging and pain therapy. As someone who knows what it’s like to experience constant pain, Jackie is dedicated to helping others seeking alternative solutions. Jackie explains she suffered with shingles to such a degree that it caused nerve damage. “The pain disabled me, restricting me from physical activity. This resulted in weight gain and a reduced quality of life. I needed relief, but didn’t want to be on medication,” she recalls. With the combination of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and Visi Nutritional products, Jackie was able to gain her life back — relieving her pain and losing weight in the process. BODY CONTOURING, TONING & PAIN REDUCTION EMS uses electrical impulses to stimulate muscle tissue. These impulses imitate the action coming from the central nervous system, which causes the muscles to contract and relax. Body Sculpting by Design specializes in full body lymph drains for detox, body toning, contouring, inch reduction, and helps to reduce stretch marks and cellulite. EMS is able to offer non-invasive options for tummy tucks, butt lifts and more. SKIN CONDITIONS & ANTI-AGING Using various technologies including the Digi Light (Micro-Current and Cold Light Therapy), results can be achieved for a number of skin conditions including hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, acne, rosacea and more.

Jackie Kilduff, Certified EMS & MDF Practitioner

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In addition to the Dr. Belter line of products, Body Sculpting by Design is one of the first in North America and first in Saskatchewan to introduce ElaSpa. Using a unique NEW European device and products 98 per cent certified organic and 100 per cent natural ingredients, the treatments target all major skin conditions and provides dramatic antiaging and rejuvenating effects. GETTING RESULTS Kilduff’s passion for what she does is evident in the time and dedication she puts into her field. She is continuously looking into new and exciting products and services that will enhance her clients’ quality of life. Her clients’ satisfaction is always her motivation. “We are a results driven company,” she says. Body Sculpting By Design By Appointment Only 219A 21st Street Saskatoon 306.715.0893 jk.bodysculptingbydesign@gmail.com www.saskbodysculpt.com A Division of Lumisenz.com

“When I originally came to Body Sculpting by Design, I was trying to find a way to help tone up some of the stomach muscles I had lost from being injured for a year. Upon meeting with Jackie, I found her to be extremely knowledgeable and got the feeling that she truly cares about her clients and wants to do her best to ensure they achieve the results they are hoping for. She also introduced me to the Visi nutritional product line and recommended a few things for me. I was not only surprised, but pleased by the changes I experienced after five EMS sessions and two weeks on the Visi products. Not only was I seeing a change in my stomach area, I was also feeling healthier than I had in months. What two years of medications could not achieve, the pain I had been experiencing had lessenedsubstantially and I had more energy than I have had in a long time.” — Testimonial K.D.

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Mourning Glory’s Continued Success With a New Expansion By Tonya Lambert Photos Neek Photography

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tarting its 14th year in business, Mourning Glory Funeral and Cremation Services is pleased to announce the completion of their new expansion on 8th Street. John Schachtel, David Polzen, David Schurr, Carol Wiebe, Lisa Ruf and the team at Mourning Glory are now able to assist even more Saskatoon families. With more space and staff, Mourning Glory’s focus is to continue to serve every family with professional, personal and compassionate care. “I have worked in the funeral industry in one capacity or another since 1977,” explains John. “I started out as a young

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labourer and then in 1980, I apprenticed at Scharf’s Funeral Home in Humboldt and later worked in funeral homes in Foam Lake, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Spiritwood and Shellbrook before settling in Saskatoon in 1988.” When John opened Mourning Glory in November 2002, it was the realization of a lifelong dream. “I had always wanted to own my own funeral home and took the chance with hope and aspirations for success,” he says. John worked endlessly to meet the needs of his families, enlarging the company’s space, staff and services several times.

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With passion, personalized service and affordable pricing, Mourning Glory quickly became the funeral home of choice in Saskatoon. “We started small with a basic approach” says John. “We did 126 calls in the first year and business just kept growing.” In 2005, Mourning Glory expanded its premises from 1,300 to 2,100 sq. ft. with larger preparation and visitation rooms. In 2010, the Mourning Glory Cremation Centre opened on Highway 5 east of Saskatoon. This same year, the firm’s leadership team grew to include David Schurr, a licensed funeral director embalmer with more than 30 years of experience and


John Schachtel, owner; Photo courtesy of Neek Photography

David Polzen, a longtime employee who received his license and stepped into a leadership role. In 2011, Windsor Chapel opened to accommodate those wishing to have a non-church celebration. Now, in November 2015, Mourning Glory has expanded once again, encompassing 3,600 sq. ft., averaging 40 calls per month and employing 27 staff members. “Our team at Mourning Glory works well together, with each of our respective strengths complementing the way we serve our families. Our whole staff is amazing and very supportive. We have a team that is like a big family,” says John. Mourning Glory offers aftercare service to their families within weeks after the death. This is not a sales call, but a continuation of their commitment for compassionate care. “Those most affected from the death need a gentle outreach to ensure they are heading down a healthy path,” says John. “There is a sacredness to looking after the dead and it is an honour to serve all the families who have called on us,” says John. “I am very thankful and feel blessed so many families entrust their arrangements to us.” Mourning Glory Funeral and Cremation Services 1201 8th Street East Saskatoon 306.978.5200 mourningglory@sasktel.net www.mourningglory.ca

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Holiday Planning for families Tips for an Easy & Stress-Free Festive Season By Erin Legg

The Christmas and new year season is quickly arriving. This is the time of year when we embrace our family and friends and celebrate togetherness. Between planning your own hosting duties, preparing for a holiday gala and the regular everyday details in between, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Here are a few tips to keep you on track during this busy season of entertaining and festivities.

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Don't be Left Empty-Handed As you welcome guests into your home, swing by a neighbour’s for a cocktail party or attend the corporate gathering, give something to show your thanks. Stock up with a few bottles of wine, decorative candles or even some locally made chocolate or specialty baked goods to offer neighbours, acquaintances and party hosts.

Keep Your Style Don’t be left with nothing to wear when a party sneaks up on you! Invest in some new cocktail dresses, ties or jackets so you always have something on hand. Remember to drop off your favourite festive outfits at the dry cleaner for a quick outfit change between the office and the seasonal get-together.

Plan Your Holiday Menu Order your turkey, ham or specialty food in advance to ensure the menu you’ve planned for your gathering stays on track. If you want to try a new dish this year, consult with a specialty product store for helpful hints for the perfect execution.

Cater In Outsourcing the food menu and bartending services may be a better option if you’d prefer to simply mingle with your guests rather than fuss over the menu in the kitchen. Party platters of appetizers and sweet treats can be arranged in advance, or contact a local party planner for a full-course dinner with corkage service.

Drive Safe Keep yourself and the community safe. Have on hand the phone number for taxi service for your own use after a gathering or for

your guests. Alternatively, if you are hosting holiday cheer, consider hiring private transportation to pick up and drop off your guests — giving everyone peace of mind.

Tidy Up The last thing you have time (or desire) for at this time of year is cleaning the house. Take a load off by hiring professionals to take care of the dirty work. Freshen up the guest room for out of town travellers, and get the formal dining room in tip top shape. The time you save can be spent elsewhere!

Keep the Kids Entertained While the grownups are catching up, have activities on hand to keep the little ones entertained as well, whether it’s a stash of board games, craft supplies or some video games. If you want to try something different, consider hiring a children’s entertainer to put on a show.

Order Holiday Arrangements in Advance The Christmas and New Year period is generally a busy time for florists. Make a list of the arrangements you will need for the home and office and place your order early. Ask the florist for proper care instructions to ensure the arrangements last throughout the season.

Remember to Enjoy Yourself Don’t let the hectic holiday season overwhelm you. Make “me time” a priority to ensure you don’t burn out before you have a chance to enjoy the festivities — sit and put your feet up, schedule a manicure, treat yourself to a massage or hit the gym to make up for your deserved indulgences.

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Deck Your Halls With Creative Holiday Flair!

Icon Interiors will help you create magical Christmas moments with holiday decor that memories are made of. For your next holiday party, family gathering or business get-together, let Icon Interiors add holiday glamour while taking care of all the details. Janet Parkinson 306.381.5141 | janet@iconinteriorscanada.ca

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lanning your party food just got easier with Charlie’s Seafood Market. For corporate, private, holiday and special event parties, delight your guests with fresh specialty seafood trays. Ask about a customized platter with your favourites, from crab legs to caviar, shrimp to sushi, and smoked salmon cream cheese balls!

For the largest selection of fresh and frozen seafood in the province, come to Charlie’s Seafood Market.

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Hours Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Charlie’s Seafood Market 8 th Street & McKercher Dr. In The College Park Mall 306.955.7127 www.charliesseafood.ca


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Mimosa Side Bar By Melanie Furlong

Hosting a special brunch this season? Why not set up a charming mimosa side bar that offers plenty of variety for guests?

You'll need the following: • One ice bucket with ice • Three or four glass dishes for fruit • Three or four glass juice bottles • Juice labels • Glasses

Ingredients for the mimosas include: • Champagne • Sparkling cider • Orange juice • Grapefruit juice • Raspberry lemonade concentrate • Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or pineapple to mix in • Ice

Make all juice and refrigerate in glass bottles the night before. Chill champagne and sparkling cider and set out your table with ice bucket and glasses. Hang your “Mimosas” sign and other decór. In the morning, put everything out and invite your guests to make their favourite mimosa!

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NOVEMBER 21 TO JANUARY 9 BHP Billiton Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo DECEMBER 18 TO 20 Winter Senior National Diving Championship Shaw Centre

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JANUARY 13 TO 31 Playing With Fire: The Theo Fleury Story Persephone Theatre JANUARY 15 Saskatchewan Rush vs. Vancouver Stealth SaskTel Centre JANUARY 15 Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet Ensemble TCU Place JANUARY 16 Blue Rodeo TCU Place

JANUARY 23 SSO: North of the 49th TCU Place

JANUARY 28 TO FEBRUARY 7 Shadows of a Dancing Moon, La Troupe du Jour Studio 914 JANUARY 29 TO FEBRUARY 19 Frosted Gardens at the Delta Bessborough Delta Bessborough JANUARY 30 Swinging with the Stars TCU Place

JANUARY 31 Ballet Jorgen Presents Sleeping Beauty TCU Place FEBRUARY 11 TO 14 Affinity Credit Union Senior Men’s Provincial Curling Qualifier (North) Granite Curling Club

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INGREDIENTS •

1 bottle fruity red wine

2 cups pomegranate juice

1/2 cup brandy

1/2 cup Triple Sec

1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

1 orange, cut in half and thinly sliced

1 green apple, cored, cut in half and thinly sliced

1 cup red grapes, each cut in half Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and refrigerate for a minimum of four hours. Serve over ice. Serves 4.

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Luxury

Las Vegas By Melanie Furlong

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hen it comes to luxury and decadence, no city does it like Las Vegas. It’s a glittering global tourism mecca with hotel suites, spas and shopping to meet the needs of the worldliest traveller.

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The city is teeming with luxury highroller suites that celebrities frequent on a regular basis. The Palms features the Real World Suite, which was home to the cast of MTV’s Real World: Las Vegas. In the hotel’s new Fantasy Tower, The Palms has introduced the Hardwood Suite for the basketball enthusiast, complete with an indoor basketball court. A


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by cultures from around the world. Indulge in special holiday remedies or enjoy couple or social spa-ing in themed rooms. Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Palace offers the Laconium Room (providing ultra-heat therapy), the Arctic Ice Room (complete with snow falling from above) and a Tea Room staffed by a sommelier skilled at pairing herbal beverages with your chosen treatment. Spa treatments are no longer just for daytime, either. For example, AMP Afterhours at The Palms is designed to serve just one privileged couple or person at a time. Guests can have the entire spa to themselves. Lingerie-clad nail technicians treat guests to the platinum pedicure in a candle-lit spa while they sip Cristal champagne and enjoy appetizers.

Decadent Shopping penthouse equipped with a bowling alley is available at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The Chairman Suite at the Spa Tower at Bellagio features a waterfall, three fireplaces and remote controls for everything from the drapes to the lights to the music. MGM Grand’s Skylofts include pool tables, plasma screens, private chefs, infinity bathtubs, spa butlers, music butlers and much more. Just months ago, some of the finest and most lavish Las Vegas suites from Caesars Entertainment were accessed only by celebrities and the casino’s high rollers. But with the launch of its new Anthology collection, the pinnacle of luxury and exclusivity is brought directly

to paying guests. Each of the suites, in hotels like The Cromwell or Nobu Hotel, narrates its own unique story. From lavish amenities and stylish furnishings to private pool parties and glamorous movie star history, there’s nary an unrealized possibility.

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If you want to be pampered in style, there is no better destination than Las Vegas, where you can find a variety of relaxing spas and unique spa treatments at nearly every resort. Experience the sweet life with an aphrodisiac chocolate or sugar-laden treatment, or channel your inner tribal goddess with a themed ritual inspired

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Enter any casino resort and you’ll discover amazing shopping opportunities around every corner. Of notable interest are The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The 701,000-square-foot shopping area features approximately 160 boutiques and shops such as Harry Winston, Ted Baker, Thomas Pink, Nanette Lepore and Vosges Haut Chocolats. Other popular stores include Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Escada, Gucci, Guess, Christian Dior, NikeTown, Fendi, Polo/Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss. In April 2005, the much-anticipated opening of Wynn Las Vegas brought one of the more high-end shopping experiences to the Las Vegas Strip. Wynn Esplanade features the first Oscar de la

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TOP Giada, courtesy The Cromwell BOTTOM Nobu penthouse, courtesy Caesars Palace

Renta boutique fashion store and the first Jean Paul Gaultier designer store in the country. Among the big-name shops in the Wynn Esplanade are Manolo Blahnik, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior. Also amid the top brands is the PenskeWynn showroom, home to the hotel’s Ferrari-Maserati dealership. Crystals, the 500,000-square-foot retail and dining district at CityCenter, showcases an array of exclusive retailers and dining establishments. Luxury retailers include Prada, Christian Dior, Bulgari, Carolina Herrera, Hermes, Roberto Cavalli, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arples and Versace. Unique-to-market retailers opening their first locations in Las Vegas include Tom Ford, Assouline, Kiton, Miu Miu, Paul Smith and Porsche Design. Anchored by a flagship, 85,000-squarefoot Barneys New York, The Shoppes at The Palazzo offers more than 60 luxury boutiques. They include Chloe, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane Von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino, Anya Hindmarch, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Jimmy Choo, Piaget, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Bottega Veneta and Montblanc to present one of the most upscale retail destinations under one roof in the United States. Paris Las Vegas features upscale French retail shopping, located within the resort’s quaint Le Boulevard District. The interior buildings are covered with façades representative of real Parisian districts. Picturesque cobblestone streets and winding alleyways take guests on a European shopping spree. Le Boulevard features a wide array of authentic French boutiques, such as Le Cave, where you can sample premier French wines and private labels; Les Enfants, a purveyor of French children’s toys and games; Lunettes designer eyewear; Le Paradis fine jewellery and crystal; and La Boutique by Yokohama de Paris.

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WINTER? So are we!

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Whether you are commuting to work, biking for exercise, or enjoying winter on skis, Bruce’s Cycle Works has what you need to survive and thrive! Pop by and ask the staff about ways to get around town by adding studded tires. You could even pick up a winter specific fat bike. Like a winter tire on a car, the fat bike’s larger tires are designed for unstable terrain like snow. Let our staff outfit you with handlebar mitts, cycling boots, head protection, bike lights, and winter cycling helmets to ensure you are warm and safe during your outdoor rides. Bruce’s Cycle Works also carries a wide selection of Rossignol cross-country skis. Skiing is a great way to enjoy the beauty of Saskatchewan, while you get in shape and improve your mood. Ski packages include boots, poles and skis. We also carry a wide selection of waxes and ski

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accessories. If you’re unsure, you can rent the whole ski package to try before you buy. For those who love Netflix, cycling trainers are a great way to keep biking and get your TV fix. Tacx makes a quiet, inexpensive magnetic trainer. For cyclists looking for more feedback during their training, the Bushido generates its own electricity, connects to your smartphone, and provides accurate training data. Pop in to learn more about these and other indoor training machines. Finally, with Christmas coming, gift certificates are available so you can grab the perfect gift for the cyclist on your list.

Remember, at Bruce’s Cycle Works, the bike is just the beginning…

BRUCE’S CYCLE WORKS A-1104 Central Avenue, Saskatoon

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Get Ready for an

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he fast-paced, action-packed sport of professional lacrosse has come to Saskatoon! The Saskatchewan Rush is aptly named as the team’s players need to be quick on their feet to keep control of a ball that travels at speeds up to 100 mph as it is passed back and forth up and down the length of a field the size of a hockey rink. The hard-hitting, quickmoving style of play for which the team is known is certain to keep their new fans on the edge of their seats — when they aren’t jumping for joy celebrating yet another goal being scored! The Rush, who for the past 10 seasons have played in Edmonton, are the 2015 National Lacrosse League Champions. President Lee Genier says there is every reason to believe this season will also be a great one. “We have an incredibly strong team that is comparable to the Oilers of the 80s. Mark Matthews, one of our forwards, is considered to be the Wayne Gretzky of lacrosse. He’s 6 ft. 5 in., 230 lb. and scores five goals per game.” The Rush have re-signed the entire 2015 championship team — the second youngest in the league — a fact which bodes for a great future. Seven of its players — Aaron Bold, Brett Mydske, Kyle Rubisch, Chris Corbeil, Ryan Dilks, Mark Matthews and Zack Greer — were part of Team Canada which won the gold medal at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in September. No other team in the history of the sport has had so many members play on the national team. As well, the head coach of Saskatchewan Rush, Derek Keenan,

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was one of the assistant coaches for Team Canada. It is unheard of for a championship team in professional sports to make the move to a different market, but the Rush feel it was the right move to make. “The city and the people are so very excited about us being here,” says Genier. “The people of this province are incredibly passionate about their sports.” The Saskatchewan Rush will play out of SaskTel Centre with its capacity to seat 15,100 fans. “I and some of the guys were in Saskatoon for the press conference in July,” explains defender Ryan Dilks, “and we got to tour the arena. We were really impressed. It’s the perfect size — not too big and not too small. Can’t wait to see what it looks like full of fans!” Season ticket sales are going well with fans from across the province quickly grabbing them up. Prices are incredibly affordable for professional sports games with season tickets ranging from $199 to $549 and individual game tickets from $22 to $55. Special ticket packages comprised of four tickets and team toques are available for Christmas and make great stocking stuffers. Tickets can be purchased online at www.saskrush. com or Ticketmaster or call the office at 306.978.7874 (RUSH). The team’s season opener is an away game against the Calgary Roughnecks on January 2. The first home game is on January 15 when the Saskatchewan Rush will take on the Vancouver Stealth at SaskTel Centre. See you there!

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More People Are Calling Humboldt Home By Tonya Lambert Photos courtesy City of Humboldt

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imes are good in Humboldt. The community, which started off the millennium being incorporated as a city, has seen incredible economic growth in the 21st century. New and expanded businesses and community facilities dot the landscape everywhere one looks. Indeed, Humboldt has been leading the province in per capita economic growth.

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Located one hour’s drive east of Saskatoon at the junction of Highways 5 and 20, the city of Humboldt is surrounded by some of the best farmland in the province. The community’s deep agricultural roots can be seen depicted in the many downtown murals showcasing Humboldt’s heritage. The agricultural industry has always been the lynchpin of Humboldt’s business sector. The city’s many businesses provide

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products and services connected to the industry either directly or indirectly, helping to meet the needs of the city’s inhabitants and the 30,000 residents in the surrounding rural district. Humboldt’s prosperity is magnetic, attracting an increasing number of people; since 2011, the population has grown by more than 16 per cent to


reach 6,800. New residents and business owners, Stacy Hamill Anthony and Dennis Johnson are among those who have seen the city’s huge potential. “We started DS 1A driving school three years ago, deciding Humboldt was a great place for our company with all the economic growth in and around this community,” explains Anthony. “We moved into the city in January and have been welcomed with open arms. Humboldt has that small town feeling, but with many city amenities, so we can enjoy the best of both worlds. Here, we find that our neighbours have become our extended family and the business community our friends.” To accommodate its growing population, local health services within the city have flourished and include a fully staffed medical clinic, four pharmacies and a range of dental, chiropractic, optometric, physiotherapy and other health and

wellness services. In 2011, the city opened the Humboldt District Health Complex. This state-of-the-art medical facility houses the hospital along with the community home care services and public health services. Caleb Village, a seniors’ assisted living complex, also opened recently and additional adult living suites are under construction within the community. In 2012, a new high school opened in the city. The school and the Carlton Trail Regional College are connected to the Uniplex, a vast sports and convention centre on the east side. The Uniplex houses the city’s curling rink, skating rink (Home of the SJHL Humboldt Broncos), indoor aquatic centre, fitness area and meeting rooms. Centennial Park, which surrounds the complex, includes six ball diamonds, a skateboard park and the exhibition grounds. Students and area residents

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benefit from having so many recreational facilities in one convenient location. While the booming business sector is attracting people to Humboldt, it is the combination of small town friendliness with big city conveniences that makes them put down roots and stay. Olympic bobsledder, Lyndon Rush, was born and raised in Humboldt. “Growing up in Humboldt was special,” says Rush, “because I felt like I wasn’t just another kid. The people I interacted with and who played such a large role in my upbringing treated me like I was Jerry and Debbie Rush’s son or one of my siblings’ brothers; you only get that personal investment when you’re raised in a smaller community where everyone cares about each other.” Humboldt… It’s a Great Place to Call Home! www.humboldt.ca

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Humboldt Convention Centre:

A Flexible Facility to Fit Any Event By Tonya Lambert Photos courtesy City of Humboldt

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ne of the first sights to greet travellers as they approach the city of Humboldt from the west is the large impressive complex known as the Uniplex. This outstanding building combines a conference centre and different sporting venues all under one roof. Its large variety of facilities — ranging from a hockey arena, curling rink and aquatics center to a grand central hall and both large and small meeting rooms — makes it the setting of choice for organizations and individuals from across Saskatchewan to hold important events. Conferences and meetings, competitions and tournaments, weddings and birthday parties — all these events and more can easily be accommodated within the welcoming walls of the Humboldt Uniplex. The facilities are second to none and the friendly staff members are highly accommodating, going the extra mile to ensure every event is a success. “The OnStage Dance Festival has worked with the Uniplex staff for a number of years,” writes the OnStage Dance Festival Board, “and has always found them a pleasure to work with. They make us feel they want us to succeed as much as we do.”

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Kelly Skotnitsky, recreation consultant with Saskatchewan Parks and Rec Association, agrees. “The Humboldt Convention Centre has been home to the SPRA Spring Education and Training Symposium since 2006. The staff is incredible to work with in regards to setting up session rooms, having coffee and water available and assisting us in whatever our needs are.” The Humboldt Convention Centre located within the Uniplex consists of the spacious Jubilee Hall along with six meeting rooms. With its 5,040 sq. ft., Jubilee Hall can comfortably accommodate 240 people at tables or up to 500 with theatrestyle seating. It’s the perfect space to hold a wedding reception and dance with up to 25 couples each year celebrating the start of their married life here with family and friends. “The facility worked perfectly for our special day!” exclaim Evan and Megan Nyhus, who were married in September. “The staff made it easy to plan our wedding and was always available to answer our questions. The facility was able to accommodate our reception and dance in the main banquet area, while providing us a space to have our ceremony in their meeting rooms across the hall.”

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The Centre’s six smaller meeting rooms can accommodate anywhere from 70 to 170 people. The three rooms across from the main hall are separated with removable walls which can easily be opened up into a larger space if needed. A smaller-sized room ideal for confidential or breakout meetings of six to eight people is also available within the facility. The Convention Centre is equipped with everything you need to make your event run smoothly, whether it is a major tradeshow or a private party. They have projectors, computers and sound equipment, tables, chair and linens. There’s even a stage with backdrop curtains and portable bleachers. The staff

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can provide catering for up to 75 people, while for larger events there are several local caterers from which to choose. With its competitive pricing, central location and superb track record, the Humboldt Convention Centre in the Uniplex is the ideal place to host your next big event! City of Humboldt 619 17th Street, Humboldt 306.682.2597 humboldt.ca events@humboldt.ca

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An Escape From the Everyday Surrounded by beautiful scenery, unwind in the peace and quiet at your own lake lot property. Water’s Edge at Lucien Lake allows you to get back to nature and indulge in adventure and sport fishing with your family. Everyone deserves a vacation: here is where you can find yours. Discover more leisure time and reconnect with what matters most by securing your own titled and serviced RV or cabin lake property at Water’s Edge. Conveniently located 20 minutes north of Humboldt and only an hour from Saskatoon, your all-season getaway is waiting for you! Join one of the most prominent family-orientated lake developments in Western Canada. Visit www.sasklakefront.com today to see what all of the excitement is about, or call Lorraine at 306.231.4630 to schedule your personal tour.

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“The future of Saskatchewan is in the creativity of its people,” said W. Brett Wilson, looking out at a room filled with some of the most creative minds in the province. Gathered together at the Wilson Centre’s 8th Annual Pitch Party, attendees came to celebrate their entrepreneurial successes, create connections and collaborate on new ideas and business ventures.

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his year, the W. Brett Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan moved from its long-time home in the Edwards School of Business to a new, larger location within Innovation Place. Here, the Centre has created a space that serves as a catalyst for creative thinking, a place of inspiration, imagination and innovation. “In Saskatchewan, we have such a wonderful entrepreneurial climate and,

at the Wilson Centre, we want to ensure we are a valuable piece of it,” explains Stephanie Yong, the Centre’s director. “We have always loved being a part of the early stage of entrepreneurship. We love being involved in ideation.” To keep with the Centre’s shift in focus to stimulating creativity, the theme for the 2015 Pitch Party was innovative thinking. What is creativity? How do you learn to think in different ways? Where do you find inspiration? What role does innovative

thinking play in your life? The evening’s program began with an introduction to the innovative ideas of the winners of the 2015 i3 Challenge — TruVation Technologies, Tailor Magic and Aerial Twenty Two. An annual business idea competition hosted by the Wilson Centre, the i3 Challenge provides entrepreneurs with much-needed start-up capital and business support. Next, Yong unveiled the Wilson Centre’s new Building Ideas Program. Known as

OPPOSITE L-R Rachel Mielke, Hillberg & Berk founder; Yohannes Petros, Hanes Hummus founder & winner of this year's Quick Pitch Competition; W. Brett Wilson THIS PAGE TOP LEFT Tailor Magic founders and previous runner-up winners of Wilson Centre's Annual i3 Idea Challenge, Sheila Maithel & Tony Arkles provide business update

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User Based Idea Building, the program consists of five steps: 1) Discover, 2) Reflect, 3) Identify, 4) Create and 5) Test. You begin by discovering what is important to your end users. Next, you reflect and research, learning about your end users and organizing your ideas. After this comes a brainstorming session in which you identify as many possible solutions to the problem as you can. Then, you select the best solution and transform your idea into reality. Finally, it is time to test out the product of your innovative thinking. The evening’s four guest speakers — Brian Storey, a serial entrepreneur from Saskatoon; Monique Martin, a local multi-disciplinary artist and art educator whose works have been exhibited around the world; Stephanie Yong, Director of the Wilson Centre; and W. Brett Wilson, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose $1 million donation to the University of Saskatchewan allowed for the creation of the Wilson Centre — addressed the

topic of creativity and innovative thinking through individual presentations as well as a panel discussion.

fail as long you fail successfully. To fail successfully means you have learned from your mistakes to avoid repeating them.

“Creativity for me is a process of thinking that challenges your norms,” stated Yong. Martin expanded on this, saying, “If you do the same thing every day, you are going to get the same answer. You have to change the process to change the answer.” Martin stated she regularly uses the idea of synectics which is the forcefitting of ideas as a means of training her brain to be more creative. She advises doing things differently, switching up your routines and looking for connections between seemingly different things. “Creativity is a lifestyle,” says Martin. “It can’t just be turned on when needed.”

Finally, Martin addressed the value of embracing opportunities. “Opportunities multiply as they are seized,” stated Martin. “Every opportunity is important.” Don’t avoid an opportunity because it seems small; you never know to what big opportunity it might lead.

Storey reminded the audience that for a business endeavour to be successful, it needs to be both fun and profitable. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, you won’t do it well and, consequently, you won’t succeed. According to Yong, it’s okay to

ABOVE L-R W. Brett Wilson, Monique Martin, Brian Storey & Stephanie Yong in panel discussion on innovation and creativity

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The Wilson Centre’s Pitch Party is held at Prairieland Park every year in November to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week. Guests enjoy a delicious meal and a thought-provoking program, during which six lucky attendees are given the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to Wilson, a former Dragon’s Den member. Afterwards, guests gather to network and peruse the many booths set up by provincial entrepreneurs, partners of the Wilson Centre and University of Saskatchewan student organizations. We look forward to next year’s event!


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e are all busy with the demands of work, family, extracurricular and other day-to-day life rituals that occupy our attention. When it comes to taking time to plan for the future, it often feels like things would be easier if

this could already be done for us. After all, who has time for the future when we’re so busy with today? Financial advisors, Shannon and Byron Briske of The Briske Financial Group of Assante Financial Management Ltd. offer

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“We enjoy helping others meet their current and future needs. Our clients’ success is our success.” them achieve their goals. “We enjoy helping others meet their current and future needs. Our clients’ success is our success,” comments Shannon. No matter what stage of life you are at or whether your business is new or has been around for decades, The Briske Financial Group is the place to go for a full range of high-end services. They are dedicated to assisting you reach your full financial potential by advising you on personal and corporate tax efficient investment vehicles and insurance strategies that will assist in maximizing your growth.

“We have a number of arrows in our quiver other financial advisors do not have access to,” states Byron. This includes the exceptional team of industry professionals at their disposal to help advise their clients on all aspects of their finances. Byron and Shannon are very hands-on and take care of all the finance and insurance matters personally. The bulk of the accountingrelated matters are taken care of by the several accounting firms they work closely with; some specialize in small to medium business accounting and others specialize in agriculture. The Briske team is also closely associated with a number of law firms for client advising; some specialize in contract law while others work in aspects of tax litigation and auditing. Through their relationships with these leading firms, the Briskes are able to effectively direct their clients on complex financial matters and help them with the many facets of their wealth management. Outstanding credentials such as the Chairman’s Council Elite status with Assante Wealth Management attest to The Briske Financial Group’s dedication to their clients and their financial well being. Being ranked amongst the top 25 best

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advisors — a coveted position that more 750 advisors vie for — is both an honour and a responsibility this innovative company takes seriously. The Briske Financial Group’s distinct approach to their business, combined with their extensive experience and credentials, set them apart from others in their industry. Trust them to help manage your wealth and give you peace of mind about your future. The Briske Financial Group Assante Financial Management Ltd. 301 – 500 Spadina Cres. Saskatoon Main Street Kindersley The Forestry Centre Prince Albert 306.665.3244 www.thebriskefinancialgroup.com

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By Trina Annand

With an ever growing automotive market, discerning drivers are looking for new ways to embrace their need for speed while still addressing the practicality of modern life. Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) combine speed, safety, luxury and space into the ultimate driving machine whether you’re a weekend road warrior or a busy mom. 76

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Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 570 horsepower V8, starting at $178,000 With a top speed of 283 km/h this luxury speed machine can go from 0 to 96 km in 3.8 seconds — the perfect choice for those who crave performance. The SUV offers connoisseurs seven different engine variations for a truly unique experience. Standard ceramic brakes ensure the Cayenne provides faster and more precise response, especially at high speeds. Luxuriously appointed with carbon-fibre interior trim, supple leather and a Burmester sound system, the SUV is a pleasure to drive at any speed with intuitive features like Porsche Dynamic Light System which detects oncoming traffic and dims headlights.


Mercedes GL450 4MATIC 362 horsepower twin turbo V6, starting at $79,700 Replacing the M class, the GL450 offers a top speed of 209 km/h and provides drivers with the opportunity to upgrade to a handcrafted 577 horsepower AMG V8 engine for truly raced-inspired enjoyment. The standard SUV is a pulse racing ride with an acceleration of 0 to 96 km in 5.9 seconds. Powerful inside and out, the GL450 provides all the little luxuries that enhance the driving experience, such as climate controlled cup holders and massaging front seats. PRE-Safe predictive occupant protection ensures that drivers and passengers are ready in case of a crash by tightening seat belts and closing windows.

BMW X5 445 horsepower Twin Turbo V8, starting at $65,500 Available in BMW’s coveted hybrid options the X5 can go from 0 to 100 km in 5.3 seconds, and with a top speed of 210 km/h the vehicle is anything but ordinary. With Bang & Olufsen surround sound, customizable coloured LED interior lighting, a 360-degree view of the vehicle via camera and night vision with dynamic light spot technology (which highlights objects emitting body heat on or near the road), the X5 is an exceptional driving experience.

Audi Q7 333 horsepower V6, starting at $59,200 Audi began work on this model in 2009 when the original was just four years old, carefully honing the driving experience. With a 202 km top speed, this SUV reaches 100 km/h in just 6.3 seconds. A streamlined exterior reveals a more spacious interior, and heated massaging and air conditioned seats create a luxurious and immersive experience for both drivers and passengers. Featuring the widest range of assistant systems in the world, Audi has won over drivers with options like predictive efficiency, which saves fuel, and cross traffic assist, which uses radar to alert drivers to incoming traffic while backing up.

Lexus NX t500 235 horsepower V4, starting at $41,500 The true fashion model of the SUV segment, the NX 200t features angular and aggressive styling and new interior colours like caviar, autumn shimmer and ultra white. With a top speed of nearly 200 km/h, this SUV is more than a pretty face dominating the luxury compact SUV segment of the market. With three drive modes drivers can customize their experience from eco to sport for turbocharged highway driving.

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Premiere Van Lines:

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rust your next move to the proven professionals at Premiere Van Lines. For more than 25 years, Premiere has been providing the people of Saskatoon with moving experiences that are as pleasant and stress-free as possible. Equipped with a fully palletized, government-approved, climate-controlled storage and distribution warehouse, a large well-maintained fleet of vans and employees who really take pride in what they do, Premiere has what it takes to make a move go smoothly. Owner Garth Richards has been in the moving business since 1976, starting out in Yorkton, then moving to Calgary and finally to Saskatoon in 1989 to open AMJ Campbell Van Lines. In 2005, the company changed its name to Premiere Van Lines while continuing to offer the same high quality of service. According to Richards, his business philosophy remains the same, “We focus on making the move as stress-free as possible. This benefits customers and movers alike.�

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OPPOSITE Garth Richards, owner RIGHT Garth Richards & Paul Collins

Richards says the basic mechanics of moving haven’t changed over the years, though some refinements have been made such as putting protective plastic covers over mattresses and stretch wrap over upholstered furniture. “The technology of physically moving hasn’t changed. You still need people to come and carry things out of your house, put them on a truck and carry them into your new house. It is in the organization of the move that things have changed. So much is now arranged online or by phone. Today, we move people we haven’t even met. However, I still prefer to go to a person’s house and give an estimate, but we can and do give quotes remotely.” Richards asserts doing a home visit before the move is the best way to obtain an accurate estimate. It also helps to prevent any unwelcome stressful surprises from occurring. “For local moves, I insist on going to a person’s house,” says Richards. “I know what information I need; the person who is moving doesn’t; that isn’t their job. I go room to room estimating weights and seeing what is required to make their move an enjoyable experience. You get an accurate estimate when you do it this way and things are less

stressful come moving day because everyone knows what needs to be done and has realistic expectations.” Premiere Van Lines and its sister company, Quick Delivery, help individuals and companies with a variety of moving needs. They can help you to move your household within the city, across the country or around the world with the assistance of their partners, Atlas Van Lines and P.I. Logistics. They also do furniture, appliance and cabinetry deliveries for several local and national businesses and have one crew dedicated to the moving and installation of photocopiers and medical and scientific equipment. They offer courier services, as well. While there will always be some stress involved in moving, Premiere Van Lines prides itself on making your move as stress-free and smooth-flowing as possible. “We want moving to be a pleasant experience and I think that’s what makes us different,” says Richards. “The people who work here want to do a good job. They’re friendly and empathetic which is important because people move for lots of different reasons.” Premiere Van Lines 318 Edson Street, Saskatoon 306.242.3177 Toll Free: 1.888.242.3177 Fax: 306.242.4606 grichards@premierevanlines.com www.premierevanlines.com Click find a branch, then Saskatoon.

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Our grandfather and father both believed, “Everyone deserves a great reliable vehicle.”

Auto sales is in our blood and the thing we always hoped we would do most. Now, as third generation owners, and open since 2009, our values remain the same. Be passionate about what you drive. At MacNeil motors, we try our best to be different and carry great quality pre-owned and speciality vehicles of all makes and models that our customers demand most. Now into our sixth year, and quickly becoming one of Canada's largest growing preowned dealerships, we recognize our success has come from one thing: providing our customers the automobiles they want to drive most with the best value for their dollar. Unlike other dealerships where you may just be a transaction, we realize that when you make a purchase at MacNeil Motors, it’s our family name that gets attached to every single one of you, our valued customers. And we take that very seriously. If you are in the market for a great pre-owned vehicle, we would like to personally invite you to our family dealership and have the opportunity to earn your business. We look forward to meeting you!

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BEHIND THE WALLS… A N D C E IL IN G S TO O ! By Scott McGillivray

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hen homeowners are renovating, a lot of focus goes into the elements they see everyday: floors, paint colours and kitchen counters, for example. And rightfully so. The design features of your home should reflect your personal style and you want to be comfortable with the look and feel of your home. But all those design bells and whistles in front of the walls are completely pointless without all the right elements behind them.

Insulation Insulation is one of the most important players behind the scenes in your house, directly affecting its warmth, energy efficiency and safety. If you’re opening up your walls, upgrading your insulation is a no-brainer. I’ve been using stone wool insulation (like Roxul’s ComfortBatt) for years now because it’s fire resistant; water repellent; resistant to mould, mildew, rot and bacterial growth; and is made from natural stone and recycled material. The bonus? Stone wool insulation is DIYfriendly. Any homeowner can take on this project with a utility knife and a little sweat equity.

Waterproofing We all know one of the biggest threats to your home is water. The amount of damage that can be caused by water is astronomical and can cost tons of money, not to mention the time and stress of repair. The room in your home that is

the main culprit of water damage has historically been the bathroom. The good news? If you’re renovating, you have the chance to fix the problem, or better yet, prevent it before it’s a problem. Many homeowners don’t realize that there are now entire waterproofing systems— like those provided by Schluter — that are a one-stop shop for keeping your bathroom high and dry. I love using Schluter’s Kerdi product behind shower and tub surrounds because it’s fast and easy to install — like drywall, but waterproof. It’s light and easy enough to work with that you can score it with a utility knife, and it even comes printed with a grid pattern for foolproof cutting.

Soundproofing On Income Property, I’ve done over 100 basement renovations for homeowners adding an income suite to their homes. When I talk to these homeowners about their concerns and “must-have” items, soundproofing between the two units is pretty much at the top of the list. If you’re renovating your basement, chances are you’re taking down the ceiling for one reason or another, like accessing ductwork, electrical or plumbing. And much like with putting extra insulation on your walls, popping in some Roxul Safe ‘n’ Sound mineral wool insulation is an easy, DIY project that ups the safety and sound absorption in your home by a huge amount. The ultimate sound dampener, Safe ‘n’ Sound provides an acoustic barrier that actually absorbs the sound instead of leaving it to bounce around between walls. It also provides higher sound absorption against low frequency ranges that other types of insulation struggle to block, so say goodbye to the thumping bass of your kids’ music and video games bleeding up from the basement. Just make sure to insulate around ductwork wherever possible, since sound travels through them. And if you have pot lights, make sure you use certified insulating boxes around them to maximize the amount of insulation you can use. Check out Income Property on HGTV CANADA. /EverythingScottMcgillivray @smcgillivray @scottmcg @scott_mcgillivray www.scottmcgillivray.com

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USABLE SPACE. Do you use your garage, closets and storage areas for their intended purposes? Clutter steals your time and money. The average person spends one year of his or her lifetime looking for lost things. It results in lateness, duplicate buying and constant frustration. If you clear up the clutter in your home, it will reduce housekeeping time by about 40 per cent. While decluttering can be time consuming, it is most effective if you tackle one room at a time. Most of us are exhausted after decluttering our home and dread the thought of actually cleaning after. That is where The Tidy Time Saver can step in and help you take care of all your cleaning needs.


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Keeping your attic cool and dry during the humid summer months can extend the life of your roof by protecting it against premature aging, rot and damaging shingle distortion caused by excessive heat. I installed a solar-powered roof vent into my own 1968 home that does not have air conditioning. In summer, if it was 28C outside, it was also 28C in the living room, even when all the windows were closed and drapes were drawn. Two days after installing the roof vent, we found the temperature of the house was 28C outside and 21C inside. It had dropped seven degrees just because the heat had somewhere to go. Is losing attic heat a problem in winter?

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failing due to under ventilation. As a BP certified shingler, I’ve always been aware of the importance of attic ventilation. But the most significant benefit of attic ventilation is that it offers the roof and ceiling much needed protection against heat and moisture, helping preserve their structural integrity. How many solar-powered roof vents should my house have? One vent will service upwards of 1,000 sq. ft. of house. Who makes the solar-powered roof vents and do they have a warranty? I’ve partnered with a Mississauga-based company called Canada Go Green. Their vents come with a registration card. If you register, the motor and panels have a 10year warranty and panels are expected to last 20 years.

Can these Sun Tunnel leak? Sun Tunnels have a reputation for being a leak risk. But the beauty of the Velux product is that their flashing is a onepiece, raised steel flashing can’t leak as long as it’s installed into the shingles properly. Velux stands above and beyond its competition because its sealed lens goes into the trim and ceiling. This means you don’t get warm air escaping from the bathroom, or any room, into the tube, which is where some other products have problems with condensation. We did a lot of research on Velux prior to partnering with them to make sure we were representing a quality product. I am confident we are as we are receiving calls to quote and install Velux products from across Western Canada.

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Versatile Vinyl: Flooring for Every Style & Every Budget What kind of look can I get with vinyl flooring? Vinyl is available in a multitude of colours and patterns, and there are options to meet all design needs. Many vinyl products also mimic the look of wood or stone flooring — combining the beauty of natural flooring with the practicality of an affordable product that is engineered to last.

Carl Carduner owner Prestige Flooring and Hardwood 2612 Jasper Ave Saskatoon 306.955.5033 prestigeflooring.ca

When it comes to vinyl, your options extend to the smallest detail. You can choose from tiles that simply click together, tiles with adhesive backing, or tiles called luxury vinyl tile/plank that are grouted just like stone. There are even products on the market that have added cushioning for increased warmth and durability. I have a very busy, hectic household. Can vinyl work for me?

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udget, décor and durability are some of the top considerations for homeowners trying to decide on new flooring. Vinyl is a popular choice because it performs incredibly well in all three of those categories. It’s a versatile, affordable and robust type of flooring that comes in a wide range of options to meet all budgets and styles.

Vinyl is an incredibly sturdy flooring option, making it a great choice for active households with kids and pets, as well as high-traffic areas like entrances, hallways and kitchens. It is hypoallergenic, scratch resistant, fade resistant, moisture resistant and very easy to maintain. It also wears well: with proper care a highquality vinyl can last up to 25 years, and many products offer warranties upwards of 15 years. While vinyl is known for its durability, it can be cut or scratched. Keep in mind that it’s important to use furniture pads

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and to keep pets’ nails short. I’ve decided on vinyl flooring, how do I install it? True to form, vinyl offers a lot of options when it comes to installation. Certain types of vinyl flooring, such as tiles with adhesive backing or tiles that click together, are relatively easy to install and can be a good DIY project. These can even be installed directly over the subfloor or over existing vinyl or linoleum, without requiring any complicated, timeconsuming demolition. If you do decide to install your vinyl flooring yourself, make sure there is absolutely no dirt or particles of any sort under your flooring, as that can cause lumps to appear. Also, vinyl tiles that are stuck onto a dirty floor will become loose sooner than those stuck on a clean floor. If you have chosen a sheet vinyl product, on the other hand, it can be very difficult to install and should be done by a professional. WE CAN HELP At Prestige Flooring, we have a large selection of vinyl flooring on hand and can order in countless other options. Our team of dedicated professionals can help you navigate the many options offered by this versatile product, always considering your budget, the look you want and your lifestyle. From product selection to professional installation services, we support you every step of the way.

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ExpErt Advice

When the Dream Durex Becomes a Integrated Nightmare Building System

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Robert Mellau owner AL-RO Acrylic Stucco Ltd. 502C –– 47th 47th Street 502C StreetEast East 306.382.0818 Saskatoon al-ro@shaw.ca 306.382.0818 www.al-ro.ca al-ro@shaw.ca www.al-ro.ca

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rior to the 21st century, stucco was applied directly to a building’s exterior. It had to be applied when the weather was warm and there was not too much moisture in the air. Such limitations can be managed if one lives in an area where there is little snowfall. However, in a country like Canada, where the winters can be long and extremely cold with huge banks of snow, it significantly limited the construction season. Over the past decade, things have started 94 FineLifestyles Saskatoon to change. Pro-active and innovative

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obert is my Holmes on Homes!” exclaims Marie Ross. “I think the world of him.” Twelve years ago, Marie and her husband Sandy had built their dream home in Kindersley. A large, 5,700 sq. ft., two-storey house with high ceilings and artistic tilework done by Marie herself, the house was “surrounded by a beautifully landscaped yard. The Rosses should have been happy, but they were not. Their dream home had turned into a nightmare. Water kept getting into the house. The first indication of problems had occurred back when the house was being built. Water pooled on the side of the house companies, such as Al-Ro Acrylic Stucco even before the scratch coat of the inoriginal Saskatoon, methods that stucco devised exterior had been done. allowed themthe to ice install stucco yearEvery winter, built up around the round. Thisand wasthere donewere through use the of windows cold the drafts; tarpaulins heaters. This method works windowsand weren’t keeping winter out. very forpast residential andthe low-rise Twicewell in the dozen years, couple had to replace the flooring the commercial buildings. However,under it is not windows to water damage. ideal whendue it comes to doing the exterior of high-rise buildings. “I called an engineer when we first saw Ten ago, developing,” Durabond says Products wateryears problems Marie, “anda he identified issues —and the Ltd., company that two manufactures windows and stucco.”construction The Rosses distributes highthequality products, developed a new method of stucco application. Known as the Durex Integrated Building FINESystem HOMES(IBS), this new system allows lightweight steel stud panels

knew they needed to get to the root of the problem. For years, they had been using “band-aid” solutions, fixing the symptoms such as spoiled flooring without addressing the cause. Marie drove into Saskatoon for a doctor’s appointment. When she was sitting in the waiting room of her doctor’s office, she happened to pick up a copy of Fine Homes magazine. The cover story for the issue was about a stucco application company called Al-Ro Acrylic Stucco Ltd. Marie read the article about Al-Ro and was impressed. Marie had been researching stucco companies in anticipation of getting her house fixed. She decided to to be prefabricated in a workshop within a give Al-Ro a call even though she didn’t controlled environment and then installed think they would be interested in the job on site. she Thislived method since so isfarperfect from for thehigh city.rise To buildings andsurprise, allows exterior construction her happy the owner, Robert work to agreed continue on them the Mellau, to drive out toduring Kindersley winter months. and inspect the property. Durex IBS panels are constructed onthe a It was immediately evident to Mellau steel framework with an exterior grade house required extensive repairs — too gypsum board the framing. At this many for themover to begin work that fall. point, theAl-Ro Exterior Finish Instead, putInsulation up some and temporary weather-proofing to of last winter; the System (EIFS), as part thethe panel, is used returnEIFS in the spring tocompany completewould the section. consists of several component layers. It is engineered, manufactured and installed as a system. It is not stucco. First, a liquid moisture and air barrier is applied. This can also be


obtained and engineers to be consulted. Sometimes, even though you do all this, there are still challenges.” With the Ross house, the draughtsman had to guess which way the trusses were running because they were hidden. Since trusses usually run the shorter span, plans were made based on this assumption. However, when the trusses were finally revealed, they were discovered to run the other way. Al-Ro quickly installed posts to hold the extra weight. Then, Mellau worked with the engineer to get the trusses for the extension which had already been made strengthened. The engineer wanted to put in a beam, but Marie didn’t want one. Mellau convinced the engineer to remove it from the design.

AFTER to begin work. Marie was relieved; her home’s water problems were soon going to be taken care of by a wellrespected professional and, in the meantime, the weatherproofing helped put her mind at ease. In April, Al-Ro returned to begin work on the house. The hidden water damage was soon revealed. When the stucco was removed, it could be seen that all the plywood surrounding the windows was rotten and the chimney chase was also leaking, causing a huge crack to develop in the fireplace. “When I saw all the rotten plywood and water damage, it just made me want to cry,” says Marie. It was discovered the root cause of all the problems was the windows. Though they were very high-end, the windows were nonetheless faulty. This wasn’t an installation problem. The original contractor cannot be blamed; he followed the suppliers’ instructions. It was a manufacturing issue and with Mellau’s help, the Rosses were able to get the manufacturers to replace all the windows free of charge.

The window problems had led to the stucco issues. Because the windows were already leaking before any of the original stucco had even been applied, it wasn’t able to seal properly, resulting in more leakage and damage. This meant the entire stucco exterior of the home had to be removed and redone. In addition to the other exterior issues, Mellau noted the house was developing some roofing problems and made arrangements to get them fixed. With so much construction already necessary, the Rosses decided that now was the best time to extend their kitchen. Marie, who loves to cook and bake, had found she needed more space with a growing family which now included grandchildren. Plans were drawn up for an 11 ft. by 25 ft. extension with a 9.5 ft. island. Al-Ro stepped up to the plate, assisting with all aspects of the new addition. Al-Ro did the framing, the concrete foundation and the stucco for the extension while helping to find reputable contractors for the other work. “To do good work, you need time,” says Mellau. “There are drawings to be done, permits to be

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During the course of the project, Al-Ro redid the entire exterior of the Ross’ home, from the framing, windows and stucco to the downspouts, lights, soffits and fascia. While working, they discovered the front concrete steps weren’t supported by anything, so they put in screw piles to provide support. Throughout the project, Al-Ro identified several additional issues with the home, fixing these by themselves whenever possible and finding suitable contractors when necessary. Al-Ro used the superior EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) when installing the new stucco. The only exterior cladding system with two-thirds of the insulation on the outside of the building and with a drainage system for condensation, EIFS is perfect for Saskatchewan winters. “The extremes in weather in Saskatchewan are hard on buildings,” says Marie. “Stucco applied as EIFS is the most energy efficient exterior out there if it is done correctly. EIFS should be the No. 1 choice for Saskatchewan with its drainage, weather proofing and insulation.” It was a challenging project but, from start to finish, Al-Ro and the Rosses worked alongside each other. “Al-Ro has an amazing crew!” asserts Marie. “They are hard workers who are strong, organized and work well together. Thanks to Robert Mellau and Al-Ro, I have fallen in love with my house again!”

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Around the House and On the Table,

Sarah richardSon Keeps It Fresh, Simple & Creative By Melanie Furlong Photos by Stacey Brandford

If you love watching HGTV star Sarah Richardson’s home makeovers on TV, you’re bound to enjoy her latest book, At Home: Sarah Style.

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ollowing the success of last year’s Sarah Style, the new book takes readers into Richardson’s various properties. Her family home in Toronto, before and after major renovations; her country-style retreat; the family’s Georgian Bay island cottage; her rental property on another Georgian Bay island; her first country retreat; and her mother’s house, which is in a converted Methodist church. While you may have seen many of these properties on her TV shows, the book offers hundreds of design tips and never-before-seen photos that are nice to browse through for inspiration. The book also offers 45 delicious recipes divided into spring and summer, and fall and winter categories. The latter

includes comfort food dishes such as Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Comfy Cozy Carbonara and Mustard and Za’atar Roasted Chicken. The reader can easily imagine dining on these very meals in one of Richardson’s spectacular homes. Refined magazine writer Melanie Furlong interviewed Sarah Richardson about the newly released At Home: Sarah Style. FL: What was the impetus for your new book? SR: When I wrote Sarah Style, I knew I wanted to do a second book and thought it made sense to draw a distinction between the design projects executed for clients and those that were more personal. The first book was designed

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to let readers find their style from a collection of rooms divided by category, and At Home: Sarah Style takes you on a full guided tour of complete homes. FL: Do you have a favourite project in the book? SR: I love each one for different reasons because they represent different journeys and experiences from a design perspective. I’m excited to share new and never-before-seen images such as our city home and my Mom’s home, which is a converted 1906 church. FL: Which of these properties was the most difficult to design? SR: I never think of projects in terms of difficulty because the design process

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engages me and captures my imagination, and the process of watching a renovation unfold is thrilling, exciting and fun. Every project also has its challenges, but they are what ultimately shapes and guides the renovation. Remote locations such as the island properties can be tricky from a logistics perspective, but that is ultimately balanced by the rugged natural beauty, making it all worthwhile. I will admit that our city home required a lot of planning and prioritizing, as we wanted to be sure we made the right choices for the long haul. We don’t plan to move, so every choice needed to be a forever choice. FL: In the book, you mention that you and your husband have different tastes as far as palette is concerned. Do you find designing your own homes more challenging than working with clients? SR: Not at all. Everyone has different tastes, and it’s important to celebrate the opinions, likes and goals of everyone living in a house in order to create a space that works for the entire family. Alexander has always loved a bright palette, but after years of exploring and renovating together, I would say we know how to make sure we are both represented in every room. Sharing a home and a life should focus on collaboration, and thoughtful design can incorporate something for everyone.

ABOVE Sarah Richardson with husband, Alexander Younger RIGHT At Home: Sarah Style takes readers into Sarah Richardson’s various properties.

FL: What influences your designs? SR: So many factors influence me. The architecture of the building and the natural surroundings guide the overall character of the interior, as I want it to be sympathetic and connected. Like a person, every home has a character, and I like to find that and bring it to life. But the biggest influence by far for me is about the human experience. I design houses to be used, enjoyed and shared, so I’m motivated to design spaces that are not only beautiful but also welcoming, comfortable, functional and practical. FL: Do you have any new TV programs planned for the near future? SR: I’m currently working on a new show for HGTV that will air in the spring and developing some new ideas for a brand new series. I’m always planning and I’m excited to tackle another challenge.

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How to Adorn Your Space with Wall Décor

may leave it for last, so the wall décor will coordinate with previous furniture and décor choices.

Tracy Bentham owner Sew & Home Furniture and Design 601B 1st Avenue North Saskatoon 306.373.2332 sewandhome.com

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ew & Home Furniture and Design is pleased to offer our customers many options for wall décor that can either anchor your space or finish it off. Because there is nothing worse than an empty wall in a beautiful space, wall décor is important. Sometimes clients will already have a piece of art or other wall décor they would like to incorporate into their design and that becomes the starting point for the space. The furniture may be chosen to reflect the colours, textures or shapes within the existing wall décor. Others

The first type of wall décor to consider is more like a wall treatment or a wall covering. The key to using any of these treatments is preparation of the wall. Ensure the surface is smooth and clean. Consider things such as electrical outlets or anything else that might interfere with the installation. Wallpaper is perfect for making a room a little more interesting and there are thousands of great options ranging from bold to subtle. There really is something for everything and wallpaper is hot right now. Wood treatments are also popular. Wood paneling or tongue and groove feature walls are a perfect way to warm up a room. The options in these two categories are not like the ones we all remember from our basements growing up or the cabin at the lake. They are available in many textures, colours and wood species. Upholstered panels are also a great idea. There are so many fabric options and it is an easy do-it-yourself project if you are up for it. The second type of wall décor includes the items traditionally paired with a painted wall, or in many cases, over top of a wall

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covering. Items such as art, photographs and mirrors make a statement, and there are a few things to consider when selecting and installing them. The first is the décor-to-wall ratio. Your selected piece(s) should cover just over half of your wall. Anything larger or smaller will change the proportions of your room and will either overwhelm the space or just appear too small. The second is the height at which you hang it. Again, hang it too high or too low and the proportions of the room will be affected. Most importantly, you want to be able to view the décor, which means the piece(s) is mainly at eye level. Make sure there is enough space around the décor to allow for viewing. You should also consider the other things in the room, such as windows, furniture and other wall accessories. If there is a lot already going on in the space, opt for a single large piece so as not to create confusion. If the rest of the room is somewhat minimal, use smaller pieces grouped or clustered together for an amazing feature in the room. Sew & Home Furniture and Design offers complimentary consultations for wallpaper, upholstery and statement pieces for your walls, as well as furniture and other décor. Phone or drop by to make an appointment.

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Selling Saskatoon & Area’s Finest Homes for 18 Years

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A sincere thank you and warmest regards to my current and past clients. Best wishes for the holidays, and have a healthy and prosperous 2016 and beyond!

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Mattress Shopping Tips for Couples

WhaT kind of reSearCh Should We do before We buy?

Mark Stevens owner Wiseguys Mattresses 6-805 Circle Drive Saskatoon 306.652.1212 mstevens67@msn.com

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’ve said it before and I will say it again: a mattress is the single most important piece of furniture you will buy. You spend the most time on it, doing something that is so important to your overall health and well-being: sleeping. So it’s crucial that you get the right kind of mattress for you. But what about when you are shopping for two? When that purchase is a shared one, it takes even more consideration — and sometimes compromise — to make sure you’re getting the best for you and your mate. Here are some common questions couples ask about finding the right mattress.

First, stay off the Internet. I know, it’s the go-to place for information, but when it comes to mattresses, what you’ll really find is a lot of misinformation. Manufacturer claims are made to sell you their product. Just because they say it’s the best, doesn’t make it so. And customer reviews are based on other people’s comfort needs and experiences. Be cautious about big sales too, because often a huge discount is just a sign that the mattress price was inflated in the first place. You have to try before you buy, and go for the most comfortable mattress you can afford. iS iT ok for uS To lie doWn on The MaTTreSS in The STore? Of course! Like I said, you have to try it out. Otherwise, how will you know if it’s comfortable? Lie down and put your feet up. Switch into the positions you usually sleep in. If you and your partner toss and turn, move around a little to see how the mattress responds. You’d never buy a TV without checking the picture quality, or purchase a car without taking it for a test drive, so don’t be shy to lie down and see how the mattress feels. Always make

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sure you have a 30- to 60-day sleep satisfaction on your purchase so you can exchange it if it’s not working out for both of you. My parTner and i have CoMpleTely differenT ideaS of CoMforT. WhaT Should We do? Like all things in relationships, it might take a little compromise, but most of the time it’s possible to find a mattress that works for both of you. If one, or both of you, has particular back or body problems, knowledgeable staff can usually help steer you towards something that might work well. But your comfort is always the most important factor. If there is no way the two of you can agree, it is possible to purchase two different twin extra-long mattresses, and put them on a king-sized frame. This is not usually necessary, but sometimes couples do have completely different ideas of what makes a good night’s sleep. There a lot of purchases any couple will make together, and buying a good quality, comfortable mattress that works for both of you should be one of them. And remember, just like a relationship, if you take care of it, it will last for many years to come.

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Chocolate Torte

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bsolutely no one will know this is a healthier version of a chocolate pie! Gluten and dairy free, you can enjoy this one with very little guilt. It is decadent, indulgent and simple to make!

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1 cup of pecans (hazelnuts or walnuts would work too!) 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 3 Tbsp. maple syrup 1/2 cup almond flour 1 cup gluten free rolled oats Pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 350 F. In your food processor, chop the nuts until very fine, then mix all ingredients together until combined. Grease a 9-inch pie pan with coconut oil and scoop the nut mixture onto the pie pan. Press down with your hands to create the crust; the more packed down the crust, the better! It should go all the way up the sides of the pan, just like a regular pie crust. Poke a few fork holes in the bottom and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside while you prepare the filling.

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1–1/2 cup cashews 3/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup coconut oil – melted 1/3 cup raw cacao powder 1/2 bag of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks, melted 2 tsp. vanilla extract Pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee

In a high speed blender, blend all ingredients together (if you don’t have a high speed blender, you might want to soak them overnight). If the mixture is too thick, add a bit of almond milk to thin. Pour the filling into the crust and don’t forget to lick the spoon; this filling is to die for! Freeze uncovered for an hour. Cover with tin foil and freeze overnight. Let it sit out for 15 minutes before cutting. Serve with whipped coconut cream and shaved chocolate.

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SHOO FLY DON’T BOTHER ME By Ken A. Beattie, NPD, Ph.D. Photos courtesy Terra Nova® Nurseries, Inc.

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ower light conditions, colder weather and drier air all contribute to less than ideal growing conditions for many plants indoors. Like countless Canadian gardeners, I lug an assortment of my growing treasures from the garden — all freshly potted in their winter indoor soil —followed by the struggle to find a niche somewhere in the house for them. This ritual is becoming quite the chore; plants grow not only in girth, but in numbers, too. Friends and relatives, neighbours and the local schools all provide excellent warehouse space for the winter months, but suffer from the same poor growing conditions. As gardeners we know our “keepers” should be well cleaned and rid of unwanted insect pests prior to bringing them indoors. It seems however, no matter how diligent, there are always plenty of pests to go around over the winter months. Fungus gnats — those wee tiny flies that resemble fruit flies — seem to be the most prolific. These pests tend to emerge around the holiday season and increase in number as the light improves in March. For the longest time, I was blaming the bananas and other fruit as the culprits, but that is not the case. Fungus gnats lay their eggs in the moist soils

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of our houseplants, and it only takes a few flies to build an empire. The eggs hatch, then the practically invisible larvae stealth in the foliage and emerge as adults within 14 days. I am convinced they are born pregnant as their brood multiplies exponentially into the thousands. Control or at least moderate abatement of the fungus gnat armies starts with the houseplant soil. Where possible, allow your indoor plants to dry before watering, a simple task often overlooked by eager gardeners. More plants succumb to overwatering than to drought. It is also a good idea to cultivate the soil as best you can, either with a fork or perhaps a wooden stir stick. Disturbing the soil will allow the surface to dry more rapidly and expose the insect eggs to the air, which also dries them out. Another great trick is to apply a drench of insecticidal soap and water to every houseplant. The concept is that insecticidal soap coats the egg cases in the soil and suffocates them. Be sure to use an insecticidal soap and not dish detergent or other such combination. Follow the mixing instruction on the container and pour the solution on until it drains out the drainage hole, thus ensuring full coverage. Finally, one of the best tricks I have learned over the years. Fungus gnats will also lay their eggs in the drains of the sink, actually in the trap below. Before retiring in the evening, simply add a few drops of cooking oil or the insecticidal soap solution to each drain in the house, then cover with the plug. Combining these two control methods will certainly reduce the population of gnats

and provide you some peace of mind. The truth is these annoying pests are not particularly harmful, but are more of a nuisance and the cause of “gardener’s embarrassment.” Humidity is also often a challenge indoors during winter heating season. Drier air provides an excellent climate for spider mites and a number of other “sucking” type insects. Spider mites are so tiny they are difficult to see with the naked eye until it’s too late. Telltale signs of a gross overpopulation are thick, tiny webs which span the axils of the leaves and stems. Once this stage has been reached, these insects are tremendously difficult to control, let alone eradicate. The best method of control is prevention. Understanding spider mites cannot reproduce in high humidity is crucial and our best defense. Increasing the ambient humidity around your houseplants doesn’t have to be a huge chore; simple methods work well. Congregations of plants that take similar conditions is the easiest way to start, followed by the use of pebble trays. These trays can be a shallow dish of stone or aquarium gravel upon which your specimen plants sit. I usually place an upturned saucer in the middle to act as an island, then place my plant on that. This way, the pot is not constantly sitting in damp conditions, and he water evaporates within the immediate vicinity, raising the humidity. Many people mist their plants in hopes of increasing the humidity, but actually this is more of a tease for the plants than a benefit. If you have oodles of time to mist, carry on, but please don’t rely on this method 100 per cent. Enjoy your indoor recess, good luck and happy growing. CENTER Spider Mites FINE HOMES

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Enjoy Outdoor Living Year Round

John Christenson owner Bridlewood Home Products 2310 Hanselman Avenue Saskatoon 306.664.2122 johnc@bridlewoodhome.com www.bridlewoodhome.com

heat sources and many don’t require electricity. Garages can be heated with an overhead radiant heater, allowing you constant warmth in the dead of winter while providing a 30 to 50 per cent fuel savings over conventional forced air options. Even ice fishing shacks and cabins can stay toasty with the right equipment installed. The best place in Saskatoon to find a Valor Radiant Gas Fireplace is Bridlewood. “We’re the exclusive distributor for the province, and we’ll ensure you’re getting the right equipment for your needs,” says John.

armth is possible in a prairie winter, no matter what you’re trying to heat. There’s a heater for every space in your home — from garages to ice fishing shacks even decks and patios. Bridlewood Home Products in Saskatoon can keep you cozy all winter long. “Our radiant heaters can heat spaces for literally cents per hour,” says owner John Christenson. “A Valor Radiant Gas Fireplace can heat a home, threeseason room, or make a deck or patio comfortable on bright but chilly days.”

Bridlewood Home Products is also expanding its retail business into outdoor living. The company is now home to Napoleon and Broil King barbeques, grills and smokers. You can grill year round with a unit from Bridlewood, no matter the size of your space or your barbeque expertise. In stock you’ll find propane, natural gas, keg style and old-school briquette grills and smokers. “We’re renovating our showroom now as we receive more and more barbeques and smokers every day,” says John. “If you have a barbeque lover on your Christmas list, we can help you find the perfect grilling gift.”

Radiant heaters work well for warming areas with no furnace ducting or other

With heating season here, it’s also time to service your fireplace. “We advise

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to service fireplaces annually to ensure they are running properly and safely,” says John. “Maintenance is important to keep your fireplace running for years to come.” Make an appointment today with Bridlewood to ensure your fireplace is running well all winter long. Whether you’re in the market for a heater, fireplace or barbeque, Bridlewood Home Products should be your first stop for the best appliance for your needs. Located in Saskatoon, the Bridlewood team is ready to help you.

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Boosting Your Culinary Profile With

INDOOR GARDENING By Trina Annand

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With a health and environment conscious society, we are developing a more direct connection with our food. Summer gardens are easy and the cold weather doesn’t have to mean the end of the growing season. Novice cooks and professional chefs often embrace the power of indoor gardening by growing their own herbs and micro greens to elevate their dishes.

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reating your own indoor garden can be as simple as a few potted herbs in a sunlit window or as complex as a fully integrated climate-controlled kitchen garden. With a plethora of indoor gardening products on the market it’s all about finding the right system for your needs and style.

meats on the grill, and adding herbs to butter, olive oil, salt or cheese is another way to add flavour to the table. “There has been a real shift in how people think about food. As a result, there is an increased demand for good, local food. We’re moving beyond the fast food mentality rather quickly,” says Curwin.

plant’s solar panels; make sure to harvest a selection of leaf sizes • Regular use or pruning encourages new growth and a stronger plant • If potted, you can always move your herbs outdoors for the warmer months

“Growing herbs and micro greens indoors is a great choice,” says Gregg Curwin, president of TruLeaf Smart Plant Systems, a commercial indoor multi-level farming business. “They tend to be more sensitive outdoors, and are fast growing, nutritious and best consumed when fresh.”

Growing Herbs Indoors:

Cooking Tips:

Though delicate in appearance, fresh herbs and micro greens are intensely flavourful and packed with nutrition. Some studies have shown that certain micro greens have as much as 20 times the vitamins of their fully grown counterparts. Micro greens come in many shapes and sizes, from lettuce to beets and broccoli. Previously treated as an accent to a meal, these flavourful additions are becoming the star of the plate.

What You Need to Know

• Herbs that grow best indoors: Basil, Chives, Coriander, Fennel, Lemongrass, Parsley Rosemary, Sage, Thyme • Herbs need four to six hours of direct sunlight each day • Ensure proper drainage with a layer of rock and drainage holes at the bottom of planters • Large mature leaves are the

• Substituting fresh herbs for the salt traditionally used in cooking not only packs a burst of flavour, but decreases your overall salt intake • Finely chop or cut your fresh herbs; the more surfaces you expose, the more flavour that you will release • Don’t overcook your herbs because their flavours and aromas

Elevating a dish can be as simple as adding fresh herbs. Anyone who has ever had a margherita pizza understands the simple purity of the combination of tomato and basil. Oregano pairs best with lamb, while sage is best with pork. To augment a fish dish try lemon thyme rather than lemon and thyme for a more complex citrus flavour. Many chefs are using dry rubs and herb crusts to infuse

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Talk to Shawn Now into my third year and already one of the top producing agents in my industry, I have learned that once you understand how to succeed in a hot real estate market, it gets easier every day. I keep the real estate process simple, and offer my clients the most value for their dollar — no matter if they are buying or selling. I listen to the details that are important to them. And we have fun! For my clients and myself, it is an exciting, enjoyable experience. Some days, it feels like I am miles apart from other people in my industry. My clients seem to love that. If you’re looking for someone who can provide valuable insight, protect your best interests and handle all the mundane details to make your buying or selling experience an enjoyable one, feel free to contact me anytime. I look forward to working for you,

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