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Much has changed in the past 107 years. The Saskatoon Club today has a growing membership that reflects the diversity and dynamism of our city and province.

Other things have not changed. The Club is still “the place to be� for present and future leaders in business and the community. It remains proudly member-owned and controlled, with all profits from operations re-invested in the Club to increase benefits to members. The Saskatoon Club continues to build on its distinguished tradition and the unique qualities that are essential for maintaining lasting membership value. As with many private clubs, membership is by nomination. There are currently joining fee reductions in place for prospective members. We encourage you to contact General Manager, Mr. Darren Toews (306.652.1780;, for more information.

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GET PREPPED TO PARTY! How are you going to dress for the next big event? How do you take an event from drab to fab? Find out!


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CLASSIC MUSICIANSHIP? Wolves, rabbits, high heels and and all that jazz Interviews by Linda Nguyen


HARD-ROCKING FASHION SENSE Pistolwhips, Kirby Criddle talk taste Text by Mandy Pravda Cover photo by Mark Tiu Photography Joel’s black Hugo Boss suit, pink checked Eton shirt and purple paisley tie, and black Johnston & Murphy leather shoes by Caswells for Men Heather’s ivory Cynthia Rowley dress, Lisa Freed jewellery, black DVF patent pumps and pink DVF clutch by Two Fifty Two Boutique Make-up by Amanda Brown Hair by Tina Monz “Vegas #3” stretch limousine used courtesy of Living Skies Limousine (


MAKE-UP TRAVEL ESSENTIALS The pros on what’s in their trip bag Text by Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz


DELIGHT IN DOWNTOWN DELICE! A French bistro pas de deux by candlelight By Lynette Suchar

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Thoughts on Proper Event Planning

Putting together a fashion shoot tight to deadline is hard work. You have to assemble the people, get the makeup and hair started, ensure the clothes fit and look right, explain the vision and discuss the shoot with the photographer, tweak this, adjust that. And after all the running around to get everything done, the best compliment is when people think about it years later and still say “Wow!” It’s all about starting with the right ideas and ingredients. These days, organizing a great party or an unforgettable event is easy: either hire one of the city’s professional event planners or do things yourself, which admittedly is not as easy but can be more rewarding in the end. Either way, you will show a more sophisticated or surprising side to yourself and put your own, everlasting spin on a traditional gathering of friends, family or co-workers. This month on our cover and in our feature we called on various local radio, business and TV celebrities (you may recognize a face or two), and in

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addition we have offered a few hints on how to take that wedding, birthday or industry meet-and-greet from ‘nothing special’ to more than memorable. All of the articles in this special edition of flow somehow relate to esthetics, the transformative power of art (and food), or details that make all the difference. From French cuisine to false eyelashes, this city can present sophisticated and surprising sides of its own. Big thanks goes to the hard work of the many local artists and friends who made this issue possible, among them make-up artists Amanda Brown and Holly Decker, and hairstylist Tina Monz, who celebrates 25 years in business this fall. It’s a pleasure to work with people who bring so much energy, enthusiasm and calm to what they do. So, as we head into the last stretch before holiday season begins, consider entrusting your party platters to the city’s top caterer. Hire a bartender or hypnotist to thrill your guests. Set the mood with just the right music. Rent a car and driver to take you and all your friends out for that big concert… Make plans—big plans—and see what tomorrow brings. That reminds me: there’s a lot happening this November: special performances in the intimate confines of The Refinery; professional bull riding; Movember events featuring yours truly; concerts from some of the biggest names in the music business. Read on. And remember to support local.


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( Students at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s in Moose Jaw have rendered drawings (above) of how the repurposed bus barns in Caswell Hill could look. Text by Shane Curtis and Paul Miazga Some artists and residents of Saskatoon have come together to recognize the opportunity to build a creative, cultural hub in Saskatoon. But where, exactly? Answer: in the city bus barns just west of downtown in Caswell Hill. Recent conversations around the bus barns—which will be relocated in 2016—have identified them as a prime location for this type of development. With the city set to vacate the barns, ArtSpace Saskatoon—a project close to the hearts of artists and civic-minded developers alike—hopes to utilize part of the space and realize the desire by local residents and others to retain the artistic traits of Caswell Hill. At the simplest level, ArtSpace Saskatoon is about urban renewal. Spurred on by the successes of Wychwood Barns in Toronto ( artscape-wychwood-barns) and Calgary’s cSPACE (, area residents want to contribute to the design of an area where making art is at the heart of interactive space nestled in this urban neighbourhood. Local singer/songwriter Carrie Catherine, who is one of a number of artists and creative people living in the neighbourhood, sees the bus barns as a possible oasis for local artists. Using the examples of Toronto and Calgary, proponents of ArtSpace Saskatoon envision art

space that would be integrated into a larger development involving retail, green space, residential condos and cafés or restaurants, making it a community haven serving the broader public. “When the City of Saskatoon consulted Caswell Hill residents in 2008 and asked what they’d like to see in the bus barns development, those consulted identified the need for a ‘creative hub’—as well as green space and new housing,” Catherine says. At present, ArtSpace Saskatoon doesn’t have plans to coordinate or build the development they have put forward. However, the group wants to ensure that the key spaces in its proposal— studios, performance spaces and community workshops— be incorporated into the larger development project. Establishing a creative hub would be just part of larger architectural plans to revamp the area. ArtSpace Saskatoon would carve out and populate a creative corner, a place that “stimulates the artistic community, fosters collaboration and builds community,” Catherine says. One of the artists hoping to see this dream become a reality is Craig Campbell, a blacksmith and sculptor who has become a passionate advocate for ArtSpace Saskatoon. He believes in the positive power of such a transformation. “When you put so many creative people under one roof, good things will happen,” Campbell says.

Caswell Hill residents want to contribute to the design of an area where making art is at the heart of interactive space nestled in this urban neighbourhood.


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A Finer Food & Wine Mixer It was destined to be an epic Freeflow Thursdays when Earl’s Restaurant opened its doors for tours, history, tasty nosh and beverage sampling on Aug. 21. City lifestyle magazine flow and On Purpose Leadership hosted another exclusive and free networking event complete with great music, plus tasty promotional

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beverages and finger foods. The sprawling Earl’s location—in the old McGavin’s Bread Building—is also the home of The Factory Tap, Bacchus and Ingredients Artisan Market (610 2nd Ave. North), which all presented tour and tasting options. Earl’s is part of local history, and guests got to experience tours of their private wine room, the Saskatoon Brewery, Ingredients and other nooks and crannies that evening. DJ Gaff and Charly Hustle filled the room with some fantastic tunes and everyone danced the night away! The Earl’s kitchen brought out samples of prawn and mango California rolls, margarita pizza, prawn and pesto pizza, spinach

and feta dip with ciabatta toast and Leroy’s dry ribs, while sommelier Mike Tory offered wine samples of Manifesto Zinfandel, Alento Bronco, Whatch Ma Call it Chardonnay and Corvina Veronese, while The Factory Tap provided tastes of various Saskatoon Brewery beers. Huge thanks to door prizes from Murray at Shear Excellence and Chantal from Fresh Living. For more information on Freeflow Thursdays events, and to view photos of past events, please visit the Freeflow Thursdays page on Facebook. Organizer: Mandy Pravda (On Purpose Leadership) flow magazine owner: Paul Miazga Photographer: Mark Tiu Music: DJ Gaff and Charly Hustle Hosts: Alexandra Blackwell, Jocylene Britton, Torry Dirpaul Models: Danielle Pingert, Bing Bing He, Jasmyn Pingue, Jessica Goddard

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Sarah McLachlan

8pm; tickets from $60 The West Coast diva continues to make records. Her latest is called Shine On. TCU Place (35 22nd St. East;

Bruce McCullough 8pm; tickets $36 The Kids In The Hall alum tours his new comedy act. Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.;


All month long

Modern Visions: 50th Anniversary Exhibition

My Rabbi

Open daily 9am–9pm; free admission The Mendel commemorates its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of nearly 150 works drawn from the permanent collection in Modern Visions, whose six themes unfold through all gallery spaces with tiered, salon-style hangings, installations of key works and video screening areas. Mendel Art Gallery (950 Spadina Cres. East;

8pm; tickets $22.50 Inspired by their real-life friendship, co-writers/co-stars Kayvon Kelly and Joel Bernbaum offer a heartfelt comedic take on the relationship between Judaism and Islam. The Refinery (609 Dufferin Ave.)


Gordon Lightfoot 50th Anniversary Tour 7:30pm; tickets from $29.50 If you can read my mind, go see the living legend and godfather of Canadian folk music in what might be his swan’s song. Lightfoot is celebrating his golden jubilee with a multi-city whistle-stop tour, so don’t miss out. TCU Place (35 22nd St. East;

Sat08 Gold Medal Plates Cocktail reception at 5:15; sampling from 6pm; tickets $350, table of 10 $3,500 It’s the creme de la creme of local talent battling in this prestigious event. Local chefs include Tom Brownbridge (Holiday Inn), Mike McKeown (Prairie Harvest Café), Kelly Oliver (Louis’/U of S), Rusty Penno (Dakota Dunes Casino) and Matthew Sutherland (The Ivy Dining & Lounge). For more details, contact Courtney Tait (306-202-6221; Saskatoon@ Prairieland Park (503 Ruth St.;


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Mon10 Subway Super Series NHL Hockey 7pm; tickets from $21

4pm; tickets from $47.25 The best junior hockey prospects from across the country will Edmonton hostanthe Chicago Blackdon the TeamThe Canada jerseyOilers to battle all-star junior squad hawksRussia. in exciting NHL action. is part of representing Team Theirpre-season lone stop in Saskatoon Credit Union Centre (3515 Thatcher their multi-game, multi-city series. Shaibu! Davai! Ave., 306-934-7328; SaskTel Centre (3515 Thatcher Ave.;


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Sun09 The Great Russian Nutcracker 2pm; tickets from $40 This international ensemble ballet is on tour yet again to present its take on the Russian wintertime classic, The Nutcracker. A real treat for fans of music and dance young and old. TCU Place (35 22nd St. East;

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Jenn Grant 8pm; tickets $15 This softly singing crooner from PEI presents a more revealing side of herself and her music in the intimate Refinery setting as part of the Close Quarters event series (a Broadway Theatre satellite event). Visit for more information. The Refinery (609 Dufferin Ave.) Also in this series: Nov. 23: Shakey Graves (8pm; sold out)

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The Highest Step in the World Evening shows 8pm, Sun matinees 2pm; tickets from $26 What can possibly go wrong in a weather balloon at 100,000 feet? Playwrights David van Belle and Eric Rose explore the zeitgeist and experience of American test pilot Joseph Kittinger, the only person to break the sound barrier. Produced by Ghost River Theatre. Persephone Theatre (100 Spadina Cres. East;


Tokyo Police Club w/ Said the Whale

Bouffe (in French) 8:30pm (Fri), 2pm (Sun); tickets $26 Bazel and Mortadel are clowns fed up with processed foods, poor nutrition and the like. An all-ages comedy that skewers culinary criminality. Studio 914 (914 20th St. West;


8pm; tickets $28.50 Two of the country’s biggest indie pop bands—headliners Tokyo Police Club (Newmarket, ON) and opening band Said the Whale (Vancouver, BC)—combine forces for what should be a mind-blowing concert. O’Brians Event Centre (241 2nd Ave. South;

Measha Bruegger-Gosman 7:30pm; tickets $47 This Canadian soprano is among the reigning divas of the international opera world, though her broad repertoire has made her a crossover hit with jazz audiences. A show that serious aficionados of opera and vocal jazz will not want to miss. Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.;


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2pm and 7:30pm; tickets $30 This local quartet, playing on exquisite Amati instruments, will perform Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in C major, Op. 76, No. 3, Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 12, and Bedrich Smetana’s String Quartet in E minor. Tickets available at For more information, visit Knox United Church (838 Spadina Cres. East)


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The Sadies 8pm; tickets $23 These veteran Canadian rockers come to town to rock the U of S campus. Yet another Broadway Theatre Satellite Event. For more info, visit Louis’ Pub (93 Campus Dr.;




8pm; tickets $22/members $17 This talented musician keeps a beat, plays a didgeridoo, sitar and other instruments—often simultaneously. The Bassment (202 4th Ave. North;

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Amigo’s Cantina (806 Dufferin Ave.; Indie rock, folk, punk and alternative music nightly. The Bassment (204 4th Ave. North; The city’s premiere jazz, blues and roots music club. Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.; This community-owned venue stages big headlining acts, lectures and more. Buds on Broadway (817 Broadway Ave.; Gritty, hard-rocking blues in this classic dive. The Capitol (244 1st Ave. North; The city’s newest venue for bands, DJs, solo acts and beyond.



Louis). The campus night spot attracts all kinds of local and touring acts. McNally Robinson (3130 8th St. East; Local jazz, folk and acoustic music in Prairie Ink restaurant. O’Brians Event Centre (241 2nd Ave. South; Big headline shows in this 1,000-seater. Rock Bottom (834 Broadway Ave.; Head downstairs for hard rock, metal and pinball. Vangelis Tavern (801 Broadway Ave.; on Facebook). Small-time local bands, bigger touring acts and trivia nights.

SSO: A Haydn Symphony 7:30pm; tickets from $13 SSO guest conductor Adam Johnson leads award-winning, Saskatoon-born pianist Thomas Yu in a performance of Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 45. For more information, visit TCU Place (35 22nd St. East;


Sam Roberts Band 7pm; tickets $47.50 More understated rock from Sam the Man and his eponymous band. O’Brians Event Centre (241 2nd Ave. South; Also at O’Brians: Nov. 21: DJ Shadow w/ Cut Chemist (9pm; tickets $30). Two superstar DJs will splice and dice the vinyl like hell.

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Sun23–Sat29 Festival of Trees

Daily from 9am–9pm; tickets $10 (children 6–12 $4; 5 & under free) Western Development Museum (2610 Lorne Ave. South)


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The Foggy Hogtown Boys 9pm; tickets $25/members $20 Bluegrass from Toronto comes to town with this lively quintet. Proceeds from the concert will go to help fund the Jack Millikin Centre at the Ness Creek festival site. The Bassment (202 4th Ave. North;

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Movember Classic Street Hockey Tournament Starts at 9am; team reg’n. fee $250 Teams of 10 compete in this 4-on-4 format. Register at For more information, visit SaskTel Centre (formerly Credit Union Centre; 3515 Thatcher Ave.;


PBR Canadian National Finals 7:30pm; tickets from $19 SaskTel Centre (


Mo On The Go Breakfast Fundraiser 6:30–9:30am; by donation Airline Hotels presents its second annual fundraiser in support of men’s health: get a coffee, danish and a copy of flow magazine either on the spot or delivered to your office. Pre-order for your office by calling 306-374-6000. Two locations: The Travelodge (106 Circle Dr. West) Hilton Garden Inn (90 22nd St. East)


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The Laugh Shop (924 Spadina Cres. East; Oct. 31–Nov. 1: Andrew Grose with Brandon Craig & Charles Haycock Nov. 7–8: Mark DeBonis with Neil Rhodes & Trevor Dean Nov. 14–15: Chris Gordon and Tim Naisopoulos Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.; Nov. 21: The Saskatoon Soaps (9pm; tickets $15). Live improv comedy from this large and boisterous troupe, now into its 26th season.

Gordon Snelgrove Gallery (2nd floor, Agriculture Building, 51 Campus Dr.; Ursula Johnson Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember)(through Dec. 5) employs fine craft and traditional Aboriginal art forms in performances and installations. Organised and circulated by Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery.

aka gallery (424 20th St. West; Akaartistrun. com). Open Tue–Fri noon–6pm, Sat noon–4pm. Mary Longman | Warrior Woman: “Stop the Silence” (Nov. 8–Dec. 5) will be installed in AKA’s outdoor project space. The installation will be accompanied by a ribbon campaign and more to honour and memorialize Indigenous women, children and men.

Kenderdine Gallery (191 Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr.; IN BETWEEN HISTORY (through Dec. 5), curated by Leah Taylor, elicits questions by such artists as Allyson Clay, Paul Fournier and Mary Longman on our perceptions of history, truth, fiction and “in-between” space.

The Gallery/art placement (228 3rd Ave. South; Open Tue–Sat 10am–5:30pm. Gregory Hardy uses broad brushstrokes of

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The Gallery at Frances Morrison Library (2nd floor, 311 23rd St. East; Open Mon–Thu 10am–9pm, Fri–Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 1–5:30pm. Grassy Sweep (through Nov. 27) is Anne McElroy’s abstracts of prairie landscape paintings using mixed media.


Affinity Gallery (813 Broadway Ave.; Open daily from 10am. IT’S A SHOE IN (through Nov. 29) features functional and sculptural clay footwear by Sask Terra. Showcasing a variety of construction and firing techniques.


acrylic on large canvases in Luminous Explorer (through Nov. 13). THICK&THIN (Nov. 15–Dec. 10) features very new abstractions by Robert Christie, Jonathan Forrest and William Perehudoff.

Prairie Star Gallery (1136 8th St. East; Prairiestar. com). Open Sat–Sun noon–8pm and by appt. David Shkolny: Point of Departure and Chris Hodge: Empty Vessel (Nov. 1–30).

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musicians Classically Trained & All That Jazz Text and interviews by Linda Nguyen Photos by Mark Tiu (all photos taken in Studio D)

By all accounts, Saskatoon is a hotbed for classically trained pianists, captivating indie bands and cool jazz impresarios. They’re young, talented and never fail to attract attention when they play. Just be warned if you try to approach them with garlic breath. You never know what kind of response it might trigger.

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This classically trained jazz keyboardist has played with a number of musicians around the city and she’s got a steady jazz trio and quartet under her belt too. Among the various musical projects with which she’s involved, her latest is Ritual Rabbits, which rounds up a number of talented names from the city’s music scene. Another is her own eponymous jazz trio. She’s also just recorded a Christmasthemed CD with Drew Tofin set for release later this month. Artists you admire or who have influenced you? Patrick Watson (is one). I’ve listened to his album Close to Paradise countless times. Karkwa is incredibly amazing and so is Plants & Animals. Thelonious Monk is definitely a huge jazz influence for me. Your first paid gig was... ...a wedding in 2005, but I actually didn’t even end up playing! It was for the wedding of a friend’s cousin and they gave me a three-octave keyboard and asked if I could play classic music for the reception. There were 300 people and no amp! They paid me anyway and eventually asked me to bartend for the rest of the night.

I would love to play on a beach in Barcelona. Weirdest fan experience? Not really! Jazz is pretty relaxing music. Worst road trip? Two summers ago, a couple of girlfriends and I decided to go to Bare-Ass Beach after work because we hadn’t been before and we got so lost! We finally found it but the water was too high and there were weird people partying in the bush making strange noises. There was no beach, no dunes, no grass, nothing. We hung out on the gravel for about half an hour and then left. Favourite sandwich? Cream cheese, tomato, basil, romaine and dill on sourdough or baguette. And if I can, I would definitely bake some cheese on the bread before making the sandwich. What’s your go-to meal? I love sautéed mushrooms. Regardless of the dish I’m making, I will always include mushrooms. What makes you want to take it off and get it on?

For qualities in a guy, I’d say intelligence, sensitivity and care. I’m drawn to kind people. In terms of Favourite venue you’ve played so far? objective things, a sexy beat for At The Bassment with Wycliffe sure. Definitely jazz music and the Gordon. I was playing with the U of nighttime in general!

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musicicans With just her violin and his guitar, Melissa Gan and Ryan Holaday produce an intimate, folksy sound that’s unparalleled for fusing their classical training with popular influences. As the duo Wolfen Rabbits, their much-anticipated 5-song EP, which they produced with a grant from SaskMusic, will be engineered by the Sound and Silence Collective, the home-grown label that represents them and many other Saskatoon bands. No release date is given for the EP, so try to catch them live instead. (You’ll also learn about all those nifty patches on Ryan’s guitar.) Artists you admire or who have influenced you? MG: I really like Bahamas! I saw him last year at the Regina Folk Fest. He writes really awesome songs that are just so comfortable. He’s also hilarious and puts on a great live show. Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire just put out her own album, which is really cool. Also Kishi Bashi, Hannah Epperson and Chris Derksen. Your first paid gig was... MG: A volunteer appreciation night for WAM (We Are Many) in the St. Anglican Church basement. Favourite venue you’ve played thus far? RH: The picnic table at Ness Creek last year. It was just a bunch of friends sitting around and we grabbed a table close to the creek and just played with no real plan or set list. That was really special. Weirdest fan experience? MG: At Ness, our friends were up at the front of stage and they made up a game while we were playing. They would yell, “Wolf! Rabbit! Wolf! Rabbit!” and make the hand gestures to match. They did that throughout our entire set! Worst road trip? RH: A bunch of friends drove from here, picked up friends in Edmonton and went to Seattle. We broke that drive up into two different days. But on the way back, because one friend didn’t book enough days off work, we had to drive back in one stretch. It was 21.5 hours straight from Seattle. We haven’t been on a road trip together since. Four people in a Corsica is tolerable—five is not. Favourite sandwich or go-to meal? RH: My favourite sandwich is the opposite of a vegan’s ideal. It’s a sandwich at Arby’s that has chicken and bacon, but I have them add beef to it. It’s one horribly disgusting, overly salty sandwich and it’s amazing. And will one day it’ll kill me. MG: My go-to cooking-wise is usually to make dal. It’s just lentils, onions, carrots, curry spices, etc., and I’ll have that with chapatti or some other flat bread. Oh, and I have to have cucumber with mine to balance out the spiciness. What makes you want to take it off and get it on? MG: Garlic—especially if it’s local. No bigger turn on than catching a hint of tang on someone’s breath. RH: For me, it’s creativity. Whether it’s through singing or photography, painting or writing, or just simply being funny, nothing turns me on more than a woman with a wild imagination and the artistic talent to make something out of it.

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musicians Condition One

They haven’t been together long, but jazz band Condition One, consisting of Ethan McKibben (drums), Nevin Buehler (bass) and Bryn Becker (keyboard; above at right) and are confident they’ll have you grooving to their funky sound. Producing purely instrumental tunes that call to mind foundational jazz-fusion artists including Herbie Hancock, this jamming trio is destined to become a fan favourite. Artists you admire or who have influenced you? BB: Medeski Martin & Wood is a big one. They’re an organ trio, so we sort of try to emulate them but (we’re) a little more modernized. Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Tower of Power, Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff too.

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Your first paid gig was... At the free stage outside of American Apparel and Lululemon this year for the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. Venue you would most like to play? We played an open mic event at The Capitol the day before our gig at the jazz fest and it was super good! The crowd reaction was so energetic and it was good prep for jazz fest the next day. Amigo’s and Vangelis’ Tavern would also be good for our sound. The end all be all spot to perform in would probably have to be The Bassment. I mean, we’re just starting out. Interesting fan experience? I recorded the whole jazz fest show

on three GoPros, and from the camera set on my keyboard, there’s a dude in his mid-40s or early 50s leaning up against a lamp post and for the whole show he was just nodding and tapping his foot. When we’d do a bridge in the music or something cool like that, he’d be shaking his head, just super stoked about it. Favourite sandwich? Chicken club. What’s your go-to meal? Smoothie with a load of spinach, kale, berries and protein. What makes you want to take it off and get it on? High heels, sexy boots and lots of books in the bedroom.

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C a n a d a ’s L a r g e s t I n d e p e n d e n t B o o k s t o r e NOVEMBER EVENTS • Bruce McCulloch Saturday, November 1 at 4:00 pm Signing Let’s Start a Riot • Jack Whyte Monday, November 3 at 7:00 pm Launching The Guardian • John Ralston Saul with Winona Wheeler and Eekwol Monday, November 3 at the Roxy Theatre (324 20th Street West) Tickets $15 at McNally Robinson

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• An Evening with Zarqa Nawaz Monday, November 24 at 7:00 pm Reading and signing Laughing All the Way to the Mosque • Theo Fleury Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00 pm Speaking and signing Conversations with a Rattlesnake: Raw and honest reflections on healing and trauma

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eventful galas Host a gala masquerade ball complete with opera singers and an award-winning chef at an exclusive club

Photo by Patricio del Rio Hair by Tina Monz Make-up by Amanda Brown Shot on location at The Saskatoon Club (417 21st Street East)

Antony McCarthy Saskatoon Club

Melissa Edwards School of Business

Tara Jarmon white bracelet-length sleeve dress, Tara Jarmon grey brocade cigarette pant, Zzan necklace and Gerry Weber Elvira black leather wrapped heel.

Dani CBC TV Tara Jarmon brocade dress, Dean Davidson silver cuff and France mode Notion red leather patent shoe.

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Never underestimate the power of shopping around, especially in Saskatoon where retailers you thought you had pegged start bringing in soft-knit cottons, slimmed down jeans, fun little ankle boots and colours! Guys & Dawls downtown ( Mo-mentum 8th Street & Erindale ( Step Ahead Shoes Mall at Lawson Heights (Bul-

There are reasons why people drive from Regina to shop in Saskatoon: certain times and places demand just that one look; a signature piece and some great bling. Yeah, it’s easy to see why they come. Caswell’s downtown ( Olsen + Burke downtown (

Lofty Retreat It’s just you, a few of your best clients and business partners from the coast. Upstairs in Rouge Gallery ( you’ve got a bird’s eye view on a prime spot downtown. A local DJ is spinning music in one corner. Finger foods from Odd Couple (Oddcouple. ca) are set in small stations here and there. In another corner, the crew from Elite Bartending ( are showing off their expert flair and pouring heady cocktails to match. They’ll just have to keep the fire-breathing routine in check for this one.


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Driving Miss Daisy Crazy Pick up that special someone straight from work in Vegas #3 from Living Skies Limousine ( Have James stop by Little Bird Patisserie ( to grab some authentic French macarons before revealing tickets to the big show playing that night. It’s champagne and eggplant caviar in the back of the limo, and where else could such a night end wind up but in a cozy downtown hotel (!

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So you want a great venue to host a surprise party? It’s a night you’ve been planning for some time, obviously, so consider: You’ve convinced a good friend to come help you carry out a piece of art you bid on at The Willows Golf & Country Club ( But without her knowing, you’ve arranged to have members of the Saskatoon String Ensemble (Saskatoonstringensemble. com) begin quietly playing as soon as you turn on the lights and reveal a room full of balloons (, a stunning bouquet of flowers ( and people, glasses raised, ready to wish him/her a very happy birthday.*

You pulled out all the stops when you proposed? She said, “Yes!”? Congratulations! Now pull out all the stops for the big party! Take over the Broadway Theatre ( and show films on the screen of your childhoods! Hire a caterer your mother and grandmother would love, like Pick Nic’s Catering ( She’d likely recommend food that’s easy to carry to a seat or which goes down in 1-2 easy bites. To entertain so many varied guests, have hypnotist Corrie J ( work the crowd and do keep the laughs flowing between the toasts!

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Membership does have its privileges, and in the refined Saskatoon Club ( you could have a sumptuous masquerade ball! As a member (or spouse of one), do something truly grand! Have Executive Chef Antony McCarthy--a former Gold Medal Plates winner-take care of the hors d’oeuvres (“Surf and lake”, anyone?), and turn to his wife, opera diva Anastasia Winterhalt of LOOP (, to take care of the music and mood.

This city loves house concerts, but maybe the neighbours need a break? Host a bigger, better house concer! The Roxy Theatre (Theroxytheatre. ca) in Riversdale. Energetic singer/ songwriter Carrie Catherine ( can strum and pluck away, making the cavernous spaces feel like home. Adding to the feel-good factor, get some creative sliders and wraps from Congress Beer House ( Head back up the street afterwards for a friendly pint at a the Grazing Goat (

*So, how do you get so many people to The Willows and not give away the surprise? Well, that’s what limousine companies are for.


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dramatic details Join co-workers after work for a drink at a new bar in a trendy neighbourhood Photo by Mark Tiu Make-up by Holly Decker Shot on location at The Grazing Goat (208 20th Street West)

Melissa Global TV Anonyme green belted dress, Chinese RVCA soiree black leather zip cardigan, Laundry Nude patent pumps and RVCA cobalt Lockwood dress with belt, Elizabeth.Lyn “Courtney” necklace. Chinese Laundry South Coast Bordeaux bootie and Elizabeth.Lyn “Elliot” necklace. Clothing, shoes and accessories for Joel, Wendy and Melissa supplied exclusively by Guys & Dawls ( Joel Global TV

Matix denim jacket, Matix “Miner” sand denim pant. red-striped navy Matix sweater and black DVS sneaker with camo top.

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stylish settings Surprise your spouse this year: an anniversary date featuring unplugged music, sumptuous settings—and lots of flattery

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Photo by Mark Tiu Hair by Tina Monz Make-up by Amanda Brown Shot on location at Il Salici/The Willows (382 Cartwright Street)

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The Release of Fashion

Presented by

Tegan and Sara

Text by Mandy Pravda

Entertainers love fashion & they always look smokin’! Some insights on how to achieve that look right here in Saskatoon Photo by Reyelle Photography THE PISTOLWHIPS IN BRIEF Saskatoon-based Pistolwhips infuse their indie rock with bluesy guitars, driving rhythms and slick vocals. Singer/guitarist Rylan Schultz, bassist Zach Davies, drummer Tallus Scott and guitarist Paul Kuzbik have shared the stage with Yukon Blonde, The Sheepdogs, Library Voices, Monster Truck and Dragonette, and have showcased at Canadian Music Week, JUNOfest and the SaskTel Jazz Fest. RYLAN’S FASHION TAKE: Which stores do you most often hit? I think something we all agree on is our love for vintage. We all have our favourite trendy shops but when we are in cities like Toronto, Vancouver or London we always make a stop at the vintage markets.

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO? Album: On Your Side The Pistolwhips Released: July 2014 Tour: currently in the UK Twitter: @the_pistolwhips Instagram: thepistolwhips On YouTube: thepistolwhips

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How would you describe your style? Our style is pretty eclectic. Between the four of us we each have a bit of our own thing. Is it a cop out to just say Rock ‘n’ Roll? Haha. What shops do you feel have the best finds for original pieces? For original pieces, Better off Duds is an easy choice. They have a lot of cool vintage finds. It’s where I get most of my bolo ties! If you had to dress your very best, where would you go to shop? Dressing our best? It’s tough

answering because we would all have a different answer. When I’m dressing up, I like to pull pieces from multiple places as opposed to just a suit and tie bought from one store. It’s good to mix it up! Do you have any favourite brands of shoes? For shoes, I’m rocking my blue suede Stacey Adams. They make some nice shoes. And Paul is in love with his pair of CYDWOQ boots. How did you dress for your favourite show/concert thus far? So far it would be the concert on the river we did aboard The Prairie Lily last summer. I bought an old school frilly dress shirt and suspenders for a riverboat gambling look. We shot some video of the show as well, so keep a look out for that video!

KIRBY CRIDDLE IN BRIEF Criddle weaves tales of sorrow cleverly disguised in lilting melodies and sweet melancholy. Her voice and maturity shine through in simple, heartcrushing solemnity. Co-winner with Josh Palmer of The Duo competition in 2012, Criddle has shared the stage with Dan Mangan, Dojo Workhorse, Slow Down Molasses, Joel Plaskett, Rose Cousins and Andrew W.K. (yes, that Andrew W.K.), to name a few. Since her first album release in 2009, she has been busy touring, recording, writing, raising a family and sipping Scotch. Photo by Shannon Heather WHAT ARE YOU UP TO? Album: RITUALS Release date: Nov. 24, 2014 Tour dates: Ah, touring. I’m a mum of two of the world’s sweetest kids, so I find it really hard to be away from them. Typically, if I play out-of-town shows, it’ll be over a weekend or something; maybe a week at most. That being said, touring is a lot of fun and a necessary part of releasing a new record, so I will do some travelling to promote the record in the New Year. There are some tour talks happening right now, so rest assured you will hear when everything is laid out. Twitter: @kirbycriddle On YouTube: kirbycriddle

KIRBY’S FASHION TAKE: What is your favourite coffee to take shopping with you? Anything by Jordan Jeschke–that dude knows how to make a great coffee! I usually get a super short, black americano from Museo, but Jordan also makes a mean almond milk cappuccino. On a recent trip to Da Capo in Edmonton, I had a con panna, which is a completely indulgent small coffee made with steamed cream and whipped cream. Insanely good.

brings clothes they’re tired of and gets to choose from their friends’ piles, and whatever’s leftover goes to charity! Which stores do you most often hit? I think it’s very important to support local businesses, so typically you will find me at Tonic, Luna + Hill, The Better Good… I usually have pretty good luck at the Stonebridge Value Village, too.

Do you have a signature daily style? I love vintage clothing! I work in an office, so the fact that I can get away with wearing awesome vintage dresses to work is pretty great; it softens the blow of having to adhere to the rules of “corporate fashion.” Some people have said I dress like a really cool grandma. In my off time, I basically live in my High Kai Nudie Jeans, with a vintage blouse and maybe a sweater or scarf. And I’m usually wearing a mala, which is a necklace traditionally used for meditation and repeating affirmations. Which stores do you recommend that have sweet finds? Tonic always has an amazing clearance rack, and apart from a few other local stores, I do the majority of my shopping at thrift stores because I think it’s important to reduce, reuse and recycle–and the prices are cheap! Another costeffective thing is to have a clothing swap with your friends–everyone

What do you have a soft spot for? Jackets, shoes, bags, etc.? Anything sparkly. I’ve only recently embraced my love for glitter (you can’t fight it forever), so now I’m seriously into anything with sparkle! Do you have a local “go to” store? Roxanne at Tonic saves my life on every special occasion. From JUNOfest to my office Christmas party, she is a gem. What would you recommend to someone looking for the right outfit for a special occasion? You need to make sure you’re comfortable, because if you aren’t comfortable, you won’t feel like yourself. And if you don’t feel like yourself and you’re constantly adjusting your outfit, you won’t enjoy yourself. What are your guidelines for picking the right lipstick? For beautiful lips that are the perfect shade, I’d recommend having a good, hard makeout with someone you really dig. Nothing is more beautiful than having a naturally happy face.

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health+beauty Erika Tucker, hairstylist at Salon Twist Redken Forceful 23 Hairspray It has a strong, humidity-resistant hold and can be layered for added control. It is available in a mini size that’s perfect to throw in your purse or clutch for quick touch ups throughout the evening. $7 (available at Salon Twist)

Holly Decker, freelance Make-up Artist Sara Happ The Lip Slip One Luxe Gloss Wear alone for shine that brings out your lips’ natural colour or wear over colour for shine like you won’t believe! $30 (contact Holly for a list of local retailers)

Melissa Wyant-Taylor & Jerilyn Mongeau Make-up Artists & owners, Le Lash Boutique Ellis Faas Lips Ellis Lips products are lightweight, long-lasting and easy to apply. Paraben-free and loaded with Vitamin E, they also blend into the lips without leaving a sticky residue, making the lips soft and conditioned. They can be used without lip liner, and the 36 colours can wear for 6-8 hours. $38 (available at Le Lash Boutique)

Tis the season for merry-making! To keep gorgeous morning to midnight during the festive season, I asked Saskatoon beauty and hair experts about products for glamour on the go. They revealed their favourite products to throw in their purse or overnight bag, and in the spirit of the holiday season I’m sharing their tips with you!

Glam on the Go My favourite: MUD Dual Finish Pressed Mineral Powder Save the shine for the Christmas ornaments this holiday season! This powder foundation compact is perfect to keep your face shine-free and photo-ready. When applying your make-up before going out, the powder foundation can be applied with a wet sponge for a flawless, porcelain-like coverage or use it dry for a lighter coverage. Throw it in your purse and use the compact with a powder brush for touch ups throughout the evening. $30, Available at select salons

Nicole Bell Hair Stylist, The Factory Beauty Parlour Everyone deserves a little GOLD for this years holiday season KEVIN.MURRPHY Shimmer Shine Spray with gold flakes is my newest obsession. With ingredients like baobab seed oil, bamboo extract, and other rich antioxidants to help stop damage to your hair you can’t go wrong. Did I mention that this product has healing qualities that will help regenerate new cell growth? So take time this holiday season and treat your hair to some shine with no added oily residue. Approximate Price $30, Available at The Factory Beauty Parlor

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Janalyn Mehler Hairstylist & owner, Soul Salon Vida of New Orleans CLEAN Shampoo Made to do just that: keep your hair clean. During the holiday season, who has time to wash their hair every day? Vida of New Orleans CLEAN shampoo gives you days of wear out of your hair. Can be used as an amazing face wash that can clean away any amount of makeup in seconds with its micro-lathering effect. No added fillers. No heat processing. No smell. Time to feel what your real hair feels like! Good for hair, face and body, so it simplifies packing your overnight bag! $22 (available at Soul Salon) Text by Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz Main photo by Hamilton Photographics Make-up by Vamp Make-up Model: Jade

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How they work: A glue is used to apply synthetic, silk or mink lashes to your own lashes. The lashes are available in individual or clusters and come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses. Maintaining your extensions: Eyelash extensions last two to four weeks and you can maintain their fabulousness by getting a fill or touch-up every few weeks. You’ll want to stay away from using oil-based makeup removers and wearing mascara, but of course once you have lash extensions you won’t need the latter! Picking a technician: As a make-up artist, I see lots of eyelash extensions on my clients. Some are absolutely fabulous and some aren’t so great, so do your research! When choosing an Eyelash Extension Technician, you’ll want someone who is detail-orientated, precise, uses quality products and maintains high standards to ensure a sanitary work environment. Local businesses that offer great eyelash extensions: Le Lash Boutique 100-245 3rd Ave. South 306-933-6274 Londin Lash 632 Broadway Ave. 306-244-3070 Primp Lash Lounge 57-158 2nd Ave. North 306-850-1224

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food+drink Ingredients (for the fish and risotto) 2 black cod filets (approx. 100–110g each), lightly seasoned 120g (1/2 cup) black rice 2.5L vegetable stock 100g sea asparagus (or thin organic asparagus), trimmed Small bunch of dill, chopped 30g chanterelle mushrooms 30g (2 tbsp) anti-inflammatory mango salsa 30g (2 tbsp) gluten-free Tamari sauce Salsa ingredients (given below) Olive oil Salt and pepper

Text by Paul Miazga Photos by Greer Frances

Chef Miguel de Lucas Sintes’

Wild Black Cod with Black Rice Risotto Behind Leyda’s Café at 112-20th Street West is Dr. DeeDee Maltman —a local physician specialized in integrative medicine who is renowned for her holistic approach to human health. “I didn’t need to open a restaurant,” she says, “but I wanted to open this one. “My idea started ten years ago as a response to my work in anti-inflammatory foods and whole foods,” Maltman says. “I’m passionate about the power of food, of healing the body using food as medicine.” Enter Head Chef Miguel de Lucas Sintes, a Madrid native who studied to be a chef in Toronto and moved to Saskatoon six years ago. Several years ago while working at Calories Café, a former co-worker introduced him to Maltman, with whom he shares the belief that simple, healthy foods can be life-changing. Blessed with an infectious personality, a positive life philosophy and experience opening restaurants in Toronto and Winnipeg, de Lucas Sintes was the natural choice to bring Leyda’s to life. “You can never go wrong with

fresh, natural ingredients,” de Lucas Sintes says, whose ethnically inspired, organic, whole food menu features unique flavours such as wild black cod with black rice risotto and fresh mango salsa. Like all menu selections, the dish helps reduce inflammation and promote proper digestion. All dishes at Leyda’s incorporate fresh, organic, whole foods because Dr. Maltman wants her patients and her customers to eat quality food. Maltman stresses that where food comes from matters a lot. She also likes to explain how the body responds to quality, wholesome ingredients—things we evolved to eat—while artificial, refined and processed foods stimulate inflammation in our bodies. In short, poor food choices affect the cause and treatment of chronic disease. Another thing that matters at Leyda’s is love: de Lucas Sintes puts his heart and soul into each dish. “I really believe quantum physics exists in the kitchen,” he says. “Adding positive energy and love to food can have a positive impact on a person’s day.”

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Directions Make the salsa: in a medium stainless steel bowl combine 2 tomatoes (seeded and diced), 1 clove of garlic (minced), 1 ripe mango (peeled and diced), 5ml/1 tsp ginger (finely chopped), 15ml (1tbsp) cilantro (chopped), the zest of one lime, juice from ½ a lime, juice from ½ an orange, ¼ of a jalapeno pepper (seeded and diced), 60ml/4 tbsp olive oil. Mix thoroughly, season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside. In a medium saucepan, add a splash of olive oil and the rice, incorporate warm stock one ladle at a time (as with a traditional risotto), lower the heat to a simmer and stir constantly until the stock is almost absorbed (40-45 min.) In a separate skillet, heat a splash of olive oil over medium heat and add the cod, cooking the fillet for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the fish. Next, using another skillet, over medium heat add a splash of olive oil, sautee the mushrooms for 3-4 minutes and then add sea asparagus, sauteeing for another 2 minutes to finish them. Spoon half the risotto onto the cen-

tre of a plate and place one cod filet on top. Scatter half the mushrooms and sea asparagus around the rice and drizzle with the mango salsa and Tamari sauce to finish. Serve immediately.

New eateries in #yxe 1. Grazing Goat

(208 20th St. West, 306-952-1136; Lots of wood, open spaces, great nibbles and Nokomis Craft Ales on tap at the newest spot in trendy Riversdale.

Ingredients (for the salad) 1 bunch organic green kale 1 slice Leyda’s gluten-free bread, made into croutons ½ clove organic garlic Good pinch kosher sea salt 1 cup Parmesan (or Manchego) cheese, shredded 50ml (3 tbsp) extra-virgin olive oil 30g (2 tbsp) hemp seeds Small bunch fresh mint leaves, chopped Freshly squeezed lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper (to taste) Directions Make the croutons: wipe the ½ garlic bulb liberally on both sides of the bread then cut the bread into 1cm cubes and toss in a small frying pan with a splash of olive oil, shaking until just lightly browned. Season lightly and set aside to cool. Toss the kale with sea salt, lemon juice. Grab handfuls of leaves

Little-known fact:

“Leyda’s” combines the last syllable of the names of Dr. Maltman’s mother Shirley and mother-in-law Freda. and rub them together vigorously between your hands to soften them before tearing it into even-sized chunks. Add to the serving bowl with the cooled croutons, grated cheese, hemp seeds, chopped fresh mint and freshly ground pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

2. Cactus Club Café (140

4. Fionn MacCool’s (355 2nd

3. Euforia Pizza (1222 Alberta

5. Bistro One Seventy Two (172

Idylwyld Dr. South, 306-979-8411). The Vancouver-based chain has opened its doors to much fanfare. Ave., 306-952-2181). With pizza this good, they might eventually have to have an encore ready.

Ave. South., 306-931-2555). Veteran pub goers will recognize the familiar feel of this local franchise. Idylwyld Dr. North., 306-651-3765). Drop in for a bite or try out their catering menu.

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Ayden Kitchen & Bar 265 3rd Ave.

South. Former Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay opens his latest upscale creation. Open Mon–Fri 11:30am–3:30pm, 5:30–11pm, Sat 5:30–11pm. $$$

Bliss Fine Food 1002 Broadway

Ave., 306-477-2077; Appetizers, salads and mains with a touch of elegance. Open Tue–Sat 11am–2pm and from 5pm. $$$ The Hollows 334 Ave. C South; An eclectic Riversdale eatery serving local foods in novel ways. Open Wed–Thu 5–10pm, Fri–Sat 11am–3pm, 5–11pm, Sun 11am–2pm. $$$ The Ivy Dining & Lounge 301 Ontario Ave.; Upscale dining and service to match. Open Mon–Fri 11am–2pm, 4–11pm; Sat 4pm–midnight; Sun 5–9pm. $$$ John’s Victorian Steakhouse 2033 Ave. B North; Found in the city’s north end, this spot attracts the well-heeled. Open Mon–Sat 4:30–9:30pm. $$$ Leyda’s 112 20th St. West; on Facebook. Gluten- and nut-free “experiential” cooking. Flowing, open kitchen design. Health-positive choices on their simple menu. Open Tue–Sat 11am–10pm. $$ Prairie Harvest Café 2917 Early Dr.; Recently ranked among the top 100 restaurants in Canada. Open Tue–Thu 11am–9pm, Fri–Sat 11am–10pm. $$

Cut Casual Steak & Tap 416 21st St.

East, 306-954-4222; Cutcasualsteak. com. This new spot features an open kitchen concept with food by Chef Moe Mathieu. Open Mon–Sat from 11am, Sun from noon. $$$

Duck Duck Goose Tapas Bar 616

10th St. East; Tuck into Spanish tapas and slurp superb cocktails. Open Mon–Fri 4pm–midnight, Sat 11am–midnight. $$

Earl’s 610 2nd Ave. North, 664-4060; Set in the old McGavin’s Bread Building north of the downtown, this chain restaurant is a local institution. With adjacent draft beer bar and attractive Bacchus Lounge. Open daily from 11:30am $$

Nosh Eatery & Tap 820 Broadway

Ave.; Artful vegetarian meals that are tasty and yet satisfy one’s daily nutritional needs. Open Mon–Sat from 11am–11pm, Sun noon–11pm. $$

Odd Couple 228 20th St. West.

Upscale decor, inspired pan-Asian cuisine and a loungey vibe. Open Mon–Tue 10am–8pm, Wed–Sat from 10am. $$

For more complete listings of local restaurants, cafés, lounges and more, go online:


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food+drink Food Cravings:

French Delice Text and photos by Lynette Suchar

The mouth-watering food at two beloved local eateries, Truffles Bistro and St. Tropez Bistro, is inspired by the rich flavours and long history of French cuisine. Both prepare their dishes from scratch with local ingredients and in the tradition of subtle but refined French preparation and taste. Artful meals with a modern twist!

The long and narrow space reminded of my time living in Montreal when I first walked into Truffles Bistro (230 21st Street East). Open since 2003 and located in the historic Birks Building, it is one of my favourite weekend brunch spots, mostly because of their vegetarian eggs Benedict. What makes this version of eggs Benedict so special? The tomato jam! I’m addicted. Delicious weekend brunch aside, Truffles Bistro offers a classic dinner menu worth trying too. Always changing and full of ingredients from local growers, the menu has something for all, from traditional French appetizers, like moules mariniere (Atlantic mussels) and a daily changing amuse bouche (small appetizer). Entrees include a choice of beef, lamb, seafood, poultry and pasta dishes. The cool

autumn night I sat down, I was treated to comfort food—fresh paperadelle pasta with salty ingredients: capers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and fresh cheese. My dining partner meanwhile enjoyed the chicken confit, a traditional French dish, usually done with duck, where the bird is cooked in its own fat. Amazing! Salads are made with the sweet “elegance”

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blend from a local producer. As for dessert, we shared a modern designer version of wild rice blueberry custard with poppy seed cake, port ice cream and circled with blueberry gel. Trés bien! And for a piece de resistance, delve into their table d’hôte menu— a three-course selection with a wine pairing not to be missed. I can’t believe this was my first visit to chic St. Tropez Bistro (238 2nd Avenue South). It has been around since 1979! Even though the restaurant was adopted by a loving family in the mid 1980s, the name and menu have stayed the same, I’m told. Walking in from the rain, I was greeted by a warming bowl of lentil vegetable soup, a secret recipe by the family saucier. St. Tropez has a weekly special and the family will add a new dish or two every now and then, but the menu is constant, full of customer favourites. I was most excited to try the Saskatoon

berry salmon. The dishes here are also made from local ingredients and prepared with the care that exemplifies classic French cuisine. The Dijon and mustard chicken was a hit as were the creamy, roasted onion mashed potatoes. The fall-inspired apple fig chutney sounded really good, but the housemade-pickled beets with a touch of cayenne pepper added some much-needed spice to my day. Many of the vegetables and herbs come right from the restaurant’s rooftop garden. Now that’s what I call local! My favourite dish at St. Tropez, and one that happens to be very French indeed, was the chef’s special, crème caramel. Simple but rich with flavour, it was the perfect way to end our meal. The restaurant deceivingly has space for large groups, so your party can enjoy some French élan too. They also have a four-course prix fixe menu. Both of these local institutions are worth a visit. Á bientôt et bon appétit!






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Asian Hut 320 Ave. C South. The best pho soup in

Fuzion Sushi & Deli 2-100 2nd Ave. South, 306-244-

EE Burritos 102 Ave. P South, 306-343-6264;

town is at this little gem in Riversdale. Open Mon–Fri 11am–2pm, 5–9pm, Sat–Sun 11am–9pm. $

Golden Pagoda 411 2nd Ave. North; Goldenpagoda.

ca. Try the green tea salad or coconut chicken soup. Open Mon–Fri 11am–2pm, Mon–Sat 5–9pm. $$

Keo’s 1013 Broadway Ave. Lao, Thai and Cambodian

mainstays in one locale. Open Sun–Mon 4:30–10pm, Tue–Sat 11am–2pm, 4:30–9pm. $$

Lien Thanh 311 Ave. A South. A charming old

couple serve up homecooked meals at this hole in the wall. Open Tue–Sat 11am–9pm. $

Royal Thai 2-325 3rd Ave. North; Great Thai curries, noodle dishes and beyond. Open Mon–Sat 11am–9pm, Sun 4–9pm. $

White Lotus 15 Worobetz Pl.;

Various add-ons to great pho, with pork and fish dishes too. Open Mon–Sat 11am–8:30pm. $

SEAFOOD Gibson’s Fish and Chips 1501 8th St. East, 306-

374-1411. Delicious English-style fish and chips (with brown vinegar) for more than 30 years. Open Mon 11:30am–7:30pm, Tue–Sat 11am–8pm. $$ Joey’s Two loations: 101-2100 8th St. East, 306-3435639; 3 Worobetz Pl., 306-955-5858; Weekly AYCE specials on fish and shrimp. Open Mon–Sat 11am–9pm, Sun noon–8pm. $$ Red Lobster 2501 8th St. East, 306-373-8333; The North American standard with fish and seafood feasts. Open daily 11am–10pm. $$

2005. Various types of sushi rolls, rice and noodle bowls, plus bubble tea. Open Mon–Sat 10:30am–9pm. $

Go for Sushi 2105 8th St. East, 306-931-8898.All-

you-can-eat sushi on the east side (in the Grosvenor Park Centre). Open daily 11am–10pm. $

Las Palapas Resort Grill 901 Victoria Ave., 306-

Izumi 3010 Arlington Ave, 306-652-9911; on Facebook. Head to suburbia for this simple place that does a mix of sushi and Korean favourites. Open Mon–Sat 11am–9pm. $

Nisen 240 22nd St. East, 306-653-8188. All-you-

can-eat sushi and Thai food in the city centre. Open Tue–Sun 11am–9:30pm. $

Otowa 227 2nd Ave. South, 306-651-3888. Lunch specials for under $12 such as sukiyaki beef and teriyaki salmon. Open Mon–Sat 11am–9pm. $$

Samurai 601 Spadina Cres. East, 306-683-6926.

True Japanese teppan yaki—with all the fire and flair (in the Delta Bessborough Hotel). Open daily 5–10pm. $$$

Sushiro 737B 10th St. East, 306-665-5557; sushiro. com. Broadway’s best sushi and eclectic Japanese fare. Reservations here are a must. Open Mon–Sat 5pm–midnight. $$$

Seoul 334 20th St. West, 306-652-2310; Use the iPad menus to order kimchee, bibimbap and table-top barbecued meats. Open Mon–Sat 11am–9pm. $$ Start and end your Friday night with salsa dance parties at this El Salvadorean spot which has been featured on The Food Network. Open Mon– Thu 10am–9pm, Fri 10am–2:30am, Sat 11am–9pm. $$ 244-5556; Go for the food, return for the fun in this buzzing eatery and lounge. Open daily 11am–11pm. $

La Bamba Café 3-1025 Boychuk Dr., 306-242-

2622; It’s always packed: the food is that good. Open Sun–Thu 4–8pm, Fri–Sat 11:45am–8:30pm. $$

The Hole In The Wall 25 min. south on Hwy 11 near

Blackstrap Lake, 306-492-4804; holeinthewallrestaurant. ca. Go for a drive and savour tempting fish and grilled meat dishes, plus original appetizers. By reservation only. Open Wed–Sun from 6pm. $$$

Saboroso Brazilian Steakhouse 40-2600 8th St. East, 306-249-4454; Traditional beef, chicken, pineapple and more on the rodizio. Open Mon–Thu from 4:30pm, Fri–Sat from 4pm, Sun 10:30am–2pm. $$

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So how about those local craft beers, eh? Text by Lisa Patrick It wasn’t so long ago in the city that the idea of a craft beer was something you got to try when away visiting a Trappiste monastery in Belgium or on a road trip to Eugene, Oregon. Saskatoon was about mass-produced, lightly flavoured lager beer. It was, in a word, boring. Fast-forward a few years and suddenly craft beer is to be had everywhere: they’re brewing it not just in Saskatoon and Regina, but in Swift Current and Nokomis and everywhere in between. You want some tastes to savour? Head to virtually any pub around here worth its salt and you’ll find Paddock Wood, Prairie Sun and other local brews on tap. Prairie Sun recently introduced their newest beer, the Harvest Moonkin, and this pumpkin-spiced ale is perhaps one of their best products ever. It has panache more than punch, it has a nice, longlasting head and it doesn’t have that weak, watered down taste like

the new but rather underwhelming “ginger” beer by Great Western Brewing Company. Another solid Prairie Sun offering, their urban wheat ale is worth a try for those into richer, unfiltered beers that aren’t overly hoppy. For beer cicerones such as Chris Kulbida (the beefy, bespectacled barkeep at Winston’s Pub in the Hotel Senator) and Kjell Taylor (also bespectacled, but bartending at Riversdale’s newest pub, the Grazing Goat), two other local craft beer makers must be noted: Nokomis Craft Ales and Black Bridge Brewery from Speedy Creek. Nokomis Craft Ales have been available locally at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market for some months now, but only just recently could you get any of their stuff on tap. With the recent opening of the Grazing Goat, and the ever-expanding selection of beers at Winston’s, you can now sample the Nokomis dry-hopped American wheat ale at

(Lowell Strauss Images) either. Personally, I like Nokomis’ very velvety brown ale (on tap at GG), while their American pale ale can be found at Winston’s. The milk stout from Black Bridge is a creamy rich concern with all kinds of nuanced layers, which may surprise some who venture to try it.

The local craft beer market is making some serious headway these days, and more talent is emerging. Taylor and Kulbida said to watch out for Rebellion Brewing from Regina. They’re already being followed on twitter (@RebBrewRegina) by those in the know.


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Café Noir 157 2nd Ave. North; on Facebook.

Afghan Kabob & Donair 3-100 2nd Ave. South. The

Carver’s Steakhouse 612 Spadina Cres. East;

Refreshingly cheery and prompt service. Under new ownership. Open Mon–Sat 7am–5pm. $

Christie’s Il Secondo 802C Broadway Ave.; on

Facebook. Sit by the windows and tuck into pizza or panini while watching the world go by. Open Tue–Sat 10am–8pm. $$

City Perks 801 7th Ave. North; Tastefully

lit, great coffee and a weekend brunch. New location open in Ens Auto. Open Mon–Fri 7am–10pm, Sat 8am–6pm, Sun 9am–5pm. $

Collective Coffee 220B 20th St. West; Collectivecoffee. com. Inside The Two Twenty co-work space, it’s the place to see and be seen in Riversdale. Open Mon–Thu 8am–6pm, Fri–Sat 8am–10pm, Sun 10am–6pm. $

The Griffin Takeaway 10-33118th St. East; Top takeaway options for gluten-free baked goods or lunches, with vegan options too. Open Mon–Sat 10am–7pm. $$

Little Bird Patisserie and Café 258 Ave. B South; Arguably the best French pastries in the city, especially macarons. Open Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. $$ The Local Coffee Bar 167 3rd Ave. South; Good for an easy lunch, coffee, tea, etc. Open Mon–Thu 7am–7pm, Fri–Sat 7am–10pm. $$

Museo Coffee Two locations: 950 Spadina Cres. East, 730A Broadway Ave.; European styling in the Mendel Art Gallery and on Broadway. Open daily 8am–6pm. $

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full menu is worth a sit-down meal, and the kebabs are tops. Open Mon–Sat 11am–10pm. $

Bon Temps Café 223 2nd Ave. South. Seafood cre-

ole, chicken and sausage Jambalaya, big crawfish boils and regular live music. Open daily 11am–9pm. $$

Cesar’s Cakes & Cafe 11-3000 Diefenbaker Dr.

Filipino kare kare (peanut stew with beef), tokwat baboy (steamed pork and fried tofu) and more. Open Tue–Sat 8am–8pm, Sun 8am–5pm. $ Congress Beer House 215 2nd Ave. South, 306974-6717; on Facebook. Chef Cole Dobranski knows how to make good food. Nice beer selections too. Open daily 11am–2am. $$

Konga Café 204 Ave. H North;

The place to go for classic Jamaican jerk or curried chicken (or goat). Yeah, mon! Open Tue–Thu 4–9pm, Fri–Sat 11am–11pm. $

Mardi Gras Grill 239 Idylwyld Dr. South; on

Facebook. Louisiana po’ boys (gator!), blackened catfish, southern-style grits and heaps mo’. Open Tue–Wed noon–9pm, Thu–Sun 11am–10pm. $$

Saba’s African Cuisine 901 22nd St. West. Use the bread, called injera, and with your hands scoop up spicy servings of delicious Ethiopian/Eritrean food. Open Tue–Sun 4:30–10:30pm. $$

Wanuskewin Restaurant Wanuskewin Heritage

Park; Enjoy the surroundings and “First Nations cuisine with a modern flair.” Open daily 9am–4:30pm, holidays 11am–4:30pm. $ Top steaks and lots of special-order wines. Recently renovated. In the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel. Open daily 5–10pm. $$$ Congress Beer House 215 2nd Ave. South; on Facebook. Nice beer selections, daily lunch specials and lots of space, front or back. Open daily 11am–2am. $$

The Hub 101 Pacific Ave. Bright, spacious and ideal

for food or drinks before or after an event at TCU Place. In the Holiday Inn. Open daily 6:30am–11pm. $$

Jerry’s Two locations: 1115 Grosvenor Ave., 844 51st St. East; Eclectic decor, artisanal burgers and homemade ice cream. Open Mon–Fri 7am–11pm, Sun 9am–11pm. $

Manhattan Gastropub 15B 234 Primrose Dr.;

on Facebook. Worth the trip up to the north end for their burgers, steaks, drinks or just to chill. Open Mon–Thu 11am–midnight, Fri–Sat 11am–1am, Sun 11am–10pm. $$

Rembrandt’s Steakhouse 243 21st St. East; Edwardian décor, attentive service, great steaks and the city’s deepest wine list. Open Mon–Thu 7am–11pm, Fri 7am–midnight, Sat 8am– midnight, Sun 10am–2pm. $$$

Saskatoon Station Place 221 Idylwyld Dr.; This quaint dining room is a veritable time machine comprised of two old rail passenger wagons. Open Mon–Sat 10:30am– 10:30pm, Sun 10:30am–8:30pm. $$

A Mug for all Seasons: Rejoice in Re-using Yours Text by Penny McKinlay I chuckle every time I use my travel mug promoting a microbrewery. I’m probably drinking tea, but then again, you never know. The Saskatoon Friendship Inn serves from 800 to 1,000 meals a day. In July, they replaced the styrofoam cups they had been using with reusable plastic mugs, thanks to a grant from EcoFriendly Sask. I carry a travel mug with me wherever I go, and I’m always surprised by the number of people who don’t. The average office worker throws away 500 paper cups a year. And none of them can be recycled. They may look like paper, but they’re coated with a thin layer of plastic. So, how can we make it easier for everyone to carry their own mug? Help is on the way. There are plans for a collapsible mug that you can “smash and stash.” Other companies are developing an edible cup, although that may

prove too expensive. In the meantime, share a photo of your favourite reusable mug on Facebook or twitter. There might even be a prize for the most unusual one. [Related initiatives in Canada to promote the use of reusable travel mugs:

sustainabilityoffice/overview_lugamug.php.] Penny McKinlay is a freelance communications consultant and a partner in EcoFriendly Sask, which encourages local environmental initiatives through an online publication and small grants. @EcoFriendlySask

flow can be found at these places and other fine businesses, including: SASKATOON INT’L. AIRPORT (YXE)

CAFÉS, LOUNGES & RESTAURANTS Downtown 2nd Avenue Grill 6Twelve Lounge Afghan Kabob & Donair Bell ‘n’ Whistle Bon Temps Café Café Noir The Capitol City Perks Congress Beer House Ding Dong Earl’s/Bacchus Lounge Golden Pagoda Grandma Lee’s locations Honey Bun Café JaKe’s on 21st Mediterranno Mystic Java O’Shea’s Irish Pub Otowa Flint/Poached Bistro The Rook & Raven Royal Thai Saskatoon Asian Saskatoon Station Place Spadina Freehouse Spicy Bite Stacked Burger Bar State & Main St. Tropez Bistro Taverna Truffles Bistro Winston’s English Pub The Woods Ale House

THE MENDEL ART GALLERY Broadway Amigo’s Cantina Bliss Fine Food Broadway Café Broadway Roastery Christie’s El Secondo d’Lish by Tish Café Duck Duck Goose Keo’s Las Palapas Resort Grill Museo Coffee Nosh Eatery & Tap Sushiro Szechuan Kitchen The Yard & Flagon Riversdale Asian Hut Collective Coffee EE Burritos Genesis The Hollows Leyda’s Lien Thanh Little Bird Patisserie Mandarin Restaurant Mardi Gras Grill Park Café Seoul Taste Legend Two Gun Quiche House The Underground Café 8th Street Black Pepper Broadway Roastery on 8th Earth Bound Bakery & Deli

FRANCES MORRISON LIBRARY Gibson’s Fish and Chips The Griffin Takeaway Montana’s Saboroso Yip Hong’s Dim Sum Other Booster Juice* Cesar’s Cakes & Café Il Salici (The Willows) Konga Café Manhattan Gastropub Prairie Harvest Café Rock Creek Tap & Grill Starbucks* Subway* Tastebuds Wok Box

CLOTHIERS Better Off Duds Brainsport Broadway Shoe Repair Durand’s Fine Footwear Era Style Loft Escape Sports Foster’s Shoes Hats & That Jules & Lace La Vie Lente Fashion Boutique Laundry Luna+Hill Manhattan Casuals Mint Fashion Co. Momentum locations Outter Limits The Sandbox in the City Swank Shoe Lounge

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET Tonic locations Tryst Boutique Two Fifty Two Boutique


aka gallery Art Placement Gallery Broadway Theatre Darrell Bell Gallery La Troupe du Jour Meewasin Valley Centre Persephone Theatre Roxy Theatre Saskatoon Symphony office TCU Place box office Tourism Saskatoon Ukrainian Museum of Canada Western Development Museum


Best Western Inn locations Days Inn Delta Bessborough Hotel Four Points Sheraton Heritage Inn The Hilton Garden Inn Holiday Inn locations The Hotel Senator The James Hotel OBASA Executive Suites The Park Town Hotel The Radisson Hotel The Ramada Hotel Riviera Motor Inn The Sandman Hotel The Saskatoon Inn The Sheraton Cavalier Super 8 Motel locations The Travelodge


SPAS, SALONS & GYMS Alchemy Salon Blondo’s Chrome Salon Spa Damara Day Spa Edgewater Spa Ethos SalonSpa Fresca Bella Lavish Hair Boutique The Makeup Studio Paramount Day Spa Riverstone Massage Therapy Soul Salon Sunsera Salon locations Visions Salon & Spa Goodlife Fitness Motion Fitness locations YMCA, YWCA

SPECIALTY RETAILERS Area Home + Lifestyle Dad’s Organic Market Eastern Market Garden Architecture & Design Indigo Books Ingredients Artisan Market LB Distillers Lifestyles by Darrell Bell Maggie’s Sausage & Deli McQuarries Tea & Coffee McNally Robinson Paddock Wood Brewery Prairie Sun Brewery Sangster’s* Ten Thousand Villages The Trading Post *-select locations


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Facing Fears by Moving with Purpose Excerpt from Rose’s Run Running was hard, Rose decided three steps into her run. In theory it was as simple as putting one foot in front of the other, slightly faster than a fast walk but in practice it was this horrible jiggling mess of limbs and flesh. And her neck hurt. Why? “People do this,” she grunted under her breath. “This is not a big deal.” Her lungs sucked back air in mighty gulps. She kept her legs moving and remembered to hold her arms loose but firm. “Pump your arms to go faster,” she whispered. Her arms pumped and her legs obeyed. Rose was surprised. There was life in these old bones yet. She came upon the four-way stop that no one ever used as a four-way stop, preferring to motor through and hope for the best. Rose silently acknowledged that it was the farthest she’d run since she was twelve years old. And she kept running. Rose’s dad had taken her running as a kid. Rose would jog alongside him and think nothing of it because it was something she had done since she was small. On those runs she and her dad were silent, moving down the grid road, kicking up gold dust between them. Then after twenty minutes, they’d turn onto a path into the crops that led right to the big bush. There, horse trails wove in and out of the woods. This was Rose’s favourite part. She could have run that trail blindfolded. The soft ground cradled your feet and it felt like, yes this was something you were supposed to be doing with your limbs, and she would pick up speed. Her dad would respond to her speed and move a step faster and faster until

It was then that she heard a voice call out to her, “Rose.” She looked around her as if expecting to see Callista standing beside the road, as if there had been some giant mistake, the doctor was wrong, the cancer was cured and that she had been in hiding all this time. the two of them were running so fast that stopping would hurt. There was no distance counted, only time. Sometimes they ran for an hour, sometimes for two, once for four hours straight. When they returned to their yard, her mom would be sitting on the front steps in her green and white housecoat. She would hold her tea, her legs folded out in front of her, laughing at something the puppies were doing at her feet. Her dad would run past the house to cool down in the backyard but Rose would stop right in front of her mom and smile at her through the sweat dripping

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Dawn Dumont is the author of Nobody Cries at Bingo (Thistledown Press, 2011) which was shortlisted for the City of Edmonton Award and the Alberta Reader’s Choice Award. A comedian who co-hosts the APTN reality comedy series Fish Out of Water, Dawn is also the afternoon drive DJ for Voices Radio and writes a monthly column for Eagle Feather News called “That’s What She Said.” Her new novel, Rose’s Run, follows a single mother who begins training for the Rez marathon while also battling an ancient evil spirit to save her teenage daughter. into her eyes and the heaving of her breath. Then, she’d take a sip of her mom’s sweet tea. Back then Rose didn’t have to follow the rules—drink lots of water, stretch, etc. Her body was exactly formed for moving, fast or slow, it didn’t matter. Rose would sit on the steps next to her mom waiting for Lloyd to make his way back to them. Then they’d go somewhere—to town, to the beach, out to the big community garden—didn’t really matter where. That was how their days went. Rose stopped at the end of her memory like an invisible cord had yanked her backwards. She pivoted on her feet and looked back toward her house. It was far off. She couldn’t even make out the front door. “Gotta be at least a mile,” she said to herself and turned around. She smiled to herself. Maybe this was going to be easier than she thought. It got much harder on the way back. Her throat hurt and her left knee ached like it had a cavity in it. “A little further,” she said. Her left shoulder popped and Rose stopped to rub it. “What the hell?” she said. Where were all these aches and pains coming from? Her right hip began to sting like someone stuck a knife in it. Rose slowed to a jog and her body still complained. So she turned it into a fast walk and still it nagged. She turned around and looked down the road, hoping for a car to hitch a ride with—there was none. How was she going to do this? This was only one mile and she couldn’t do that? The marathon was in less than three months! There was no way she could do this.

“I can’t do this!” Rose huffed and remembered her sore throat and regretted it immediately. She needed water so bad she would pay a million dollars for a scoop of muddy pond water, but the grid road was bone dry. The house was still at least half a mile away. It would take a long time to walk it so Rose started to jog again; her body jangled like a set of keys. “This sucks,” she said. “Oh my god this sucks.” But she didn’t stop. The house was getting closer. To a bystander, it would not appear that she was running at all, it would look more like a shambling walk. Fortunately, Rose had reached that point where she did not care what she looked like anymore. “I’m gonna make it,” she mouthed, because sound took too much energy. It was then that she heard a voice call out to her, “Rose.” Rose recognized the voice immediately—it was her mom. She looked around her as if expecting to see Callista standing beside the road, as if there had been some giant mistake, the doctor was wrong, the cancer was cured and that she had been in hiding all this time. Rose stopped short and her knees protested with a jolt of pain. “Mom?” She heard the wind, a dog barking a few miles away, and the distant sound of cars. Rose kicked her legs out a bit and pulled up her foot for a hamstring stretch. It was nothing. A daydream. But, thought Rose, she’d never had a daydream with a voice in it. And a real voice, as real as if her mother had been sitting across from her at the kitchen table.

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local essentials Canadian Light Source Synchrotron

Using extremely bright light to peer inside matter, the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron on the U of S campus is the size of a football field and is one of the largest such research facilities in the world. Guided public tours available. 44 Innovation Blvd. (U of S campus), 306-657-3500;


Bessborough Hotel and Gardens Saskatoon’s “Castle

on the River,” the “Bess” is arguably the city’s most photographed landmark, intentionally designed by Montreal architects Archibald and Schofield to resemble a Bavarian castle. Built by the CNR, it was completed in 1932. 601 Spadina Cres. East, 306-244-5521.

Dakota Dunes Casino The only casino serving Saskatoon features slot machines, Texas Hold’Em poker, Blackjack, Roulette, a restaurant and regular live events. Check their online schedule for free regular shuttle service from pickup points city-wide (e.g. Delta Bessborough Hotel). 204 Dakota Dunes Way (20 min. south on Hwy 219), 306-6676400;

Diefenbaker Canada Centre The only combined Prime

Ministerial archives, museum and research centre in Canada features cultural, educational, and historical collections from the life and times of our 13th Prime Minister, John G. Diefenbaker. Free admission. Open Mon–Fri 9am–4:30pm. 101 Diefenbaker Place (U of S campus), 306-966-8384;

Forestry Farm Park and Saskatoon Zoo Open

year-round, this designated National Historic Site is home to indigenous plants and animals, plus exotic creatures from similar climates. Call for tours of the former Superintendent’s Residence and grounds (249-1315). Off Attridge Dr., 306-975-3382;

Kiwanis Park Found along Spadina Crescent East, the

dity’s most scenic park sprawls out along the peaceful South Saskatchewan River and is a tribute to the city’s war veterans. The Vimy Memorial bandshell, south of the Bessborough, honours those who served in WWI. A large water fountain just north of the hotel remembers those who died in WWII. Look for statues of Saskatonians Denny Carr and Ray Hnatyshyn.

(Photo courtesy of Tourism Saskatoon) Knox United Church A designated municipal heritage building and finished in 1914, this two-storey, dark red brick building boasts beautiful stained-glass windows and acoustics that make it a regular venue for musical performances and other events. 838 Spadina Cres. East, 306-244-0159.

Mendel Art Gallery and Civic Conservatory The city’s premier contemporary and classic art gallery. More than 6,000 works by local and national artists; new exhibitions regularly. Gift shop, the Civic Conservatory and café. Free admission. Open daily 9am–9pm. 950 Spadina Cres. East, 306-975-7610;

St. John’s Anglican Cathedral Saskatoon’s first Anglican

cathedral incorporates brick, Tyndall stone and terra cotta in an unornamented neo-Gothic style. Completed in 1917, the cornerstone was laid in 1912 by then Governor General Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. 816 Spadina Cres. East.

U of S alumni who have won the prize.

Ukrainian Museum of Canada Dedicated to the

Ukrainian settlers who contributed in large measure to the development of the prairies. Displays of embroidered fabrics, wood carvings, decorated Easter eggs and ceramics. Open Tue–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 1–5pm. 910 Spadina Cres. East, 306-244-3800;

Wanuskewin Heritage Park The Northern Plains Cree

used this site (pronounced Wah-nus-KAY-win; “living in harmony”) for thousands of years as a gathering and hunting place. Trails rich in history wind over more than 6km of parkland. Enjoy galleries, a theatre, a restaurant serving First Nations cuisine and gift shop. Paid admission. Open daily 9am–4:30pm, 11am–4:30pm on holidays. 5km north on Wanuskewin Road, 306-931-6767;

Western Development Museum Go back in time with

fine greystone buildings, including neo-Gothic Thorvaldson Building, the College Building (classic Elizabethan shape in Collegiate Gothic style) and Nobel Plaza, so named to honour

a visit to 1910 Boomtown. More than 30 buildings—wiith a general store, blacksmith shop and jail—recreate the scene of a typical prairie town in the early 20th century. One of three such museum province-wide. Open Tue–Sun 9am–5pm. 2610 Lorne Ave., 306-931-1910;

00 Accommodations (downtown)

(airport/around town)

(G7; 706 Idylwyld Dr. North, 306-664-4414)

1. Delta Bessborough Hotel

(H2; 306 Shillington Cres., 306-242-2299)

(G7; 610 Idylwyld Dr. North, 306-244-2901)

(E6; 601 Spadina Cres. East, 306-244-5521)

2. Hilton Garden Inn

(C4; 90 22nd St. East, 306-244-2311)

3. Holiday Inn Saskatoon

(C3; 101 Pacific Ave., 306-986-5000)

4. Holiday Inn Express

(D4; 315 Idylwyld Dr. North, 306-384-8844)

5. The James Hotel

(E7; 620 Spadina Cres. East, 306-244-6446)

6. Obasa Suites* (3 locations)

(map 2: B4, B6; map 3: B2;

7. Park Town Hotel

(B7; 924 Spadina Cres. East, 1-800-667-3999)

8. Radisson Hotel Saskatoon

(E5; 405 20th St. East, 306-665-3322)

The University of Saskatchewan The U of S has many

1. Best Western Blairmore

13. Northwoods Inn & Suites

2. Best Western Harvest Inn

14. Ramada Hotel

3. Colonial Square Inn & Suites

15. Riviera Motor Inn

(E6; 1715 Idylwyld Dr. North, 306-244-5552) (I8; 1-1301 8th St. East, 306-343-1676) 4. Comfort Inn (D7; 2155 Northridge Dr., 306-934-1122)

16. Sandman Hotel Saskatoon

(D6; 310 Circle Dr. West, 306-477-4844)

6. Confederation Inn

(E6; 2002 Airport Dr., 306-242-1440) 18. Super 8 Saskatoon (D7; 706 Circle Dr. East, 306-384-8989) 19. Super 8 Saskatoon West (G5; 1414 22nd St. West, 306-974-2900) 20. Thriftlodge Saskatoon (E6; 1825 Idylwyld Dr. North, 306-244-2191) 21. Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon (D6; 106 Circle Dr. West, 306-242-8881) 22. Westgate Motor Inn (H5; 2501 22nd St. West, 306-382-3722) 23. Refresh Inn & Suites (H8; 1220 College Dr., 306-934-5555)

(A5; 203 Bill Hunter Ave. 306-955-6565) (H3; 3330 Fairlight Dr., 306-384-2882)

7. Country Inn & Suites

(D6; 617 Cynthia St., 306-934-3900)

8. Days Inn Saskatoon

(E7; 2000 Idylwyld Dr. North, 306-242-3297)

9. Four Points Sheraton Hotel

(K8; 103 Stonebridge Blvd., 306-933-9889) 10. Heritage Inn (E5; 102 Cardinal Cres., 306-665-8121)

10. Sheraton Cavalier Hotel

11. Motel 6 Saskatoon (A5; 231 Marquis Dr., 306-665-6688) 12. Northgate Motor Inn

(D5; 612 Spadina Cres. East, 306-652-6770)

(E6; 2001 Ave. B North, 306-242-7272)

5. Comfort Suites Saskatoon

9. Hotel Senator

(D4; 243 21st St. East, 306-244-6141)

(F7; 806 Idylwyld Dr. North, 306-665-6500)

17. Saskatoon Inn Hotel


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secret Saskatoon Text and photos by Shane Curtis

Five Corners Nestled unassumingly between Broadway Avenue and 12th Street lies a sculpture representing a piece of Saskatoon transportation history that was so hazardous that it no longer exists. It’s a blink-and-you-might-miss it type of space, easy to pass by as you enjoy a coffee walking towards Broadway. It’s a peaceful place – when traffic allows – and on a beautiful autumnal morning a perfect spot to just stop and be still. The sculpture represents the location of the old notorious Five Corners intersection in the city. It is made up of five folded steel markers that symbolize the location where five roads converged terrifyingly at one place. It also nods respectfully to the historic Batoche trail and to Nutana’s “Garden City” town developed by John Lake many moons ago. The sculpture itself is constructed using steel and incorporating vegetation – something that might need a little TLC – to give it a living-breathing feel to it. It was designed and built by Jyhling Lee and Paul Koopman in 2008. Tall mature trees shelter the new Five Corners with their leaves acting as a seasonal canopy

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over the steel structure. The Five Corners may no longer act as a fiveway road network but it does provide pedestrians with various pathways for them to take with little or no risk of coming to a screeching violent halt. It’s a clever use of space and a perfect way to mark the historic meeting point. Sarah Marchildon of the Broadway Business Improvement District (BID) certainly agrees, “the name brings up the history of the old intersection”, she said. “It represents the opening of the gate into our community”. You get a real sense of community when you visit the Five Corners sculpture. You get a beautiful mix of the old and the new with a tall apartment block almost shouldering the older townhouses on 12th Street. This is backed up by the leafy sidewalks on Broadway Avenue that melt away as you head towards the river and into the city. It’s a great mix of history and modernity. Go and visit, safe in the knowledge that vehicles only occupy three of the five corners today.

A 2008 sculpture by Jyhling Lee and Paul Koopman marks the erstwhile Five Corners in Broadway district.

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