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DARE TO DIVE FOR SOME ADRENALINE?

It’s hard not to imagine the thrill of leaping from an airplane, though there are many other ways of getting a rush without leaving terra firma (at least not to that extreme). (Photo courtesy of Skydive Saskatoon)

HOMEMADE EPIDEMIC

THE FUTURE IS NOW

IT TAKES GUTS

FOOD WITH A TWIST

An annual walk raises awareness about and funds for HIV/AIDS in SK

Future Islands play The Cap, and a new live score for silent film buffs

There’s more to gastrointestinal health than fad diets and it’s all about TLC

A local food blog explores niche ethnic cuisine and growing “community”

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music+events

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fashion

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health&beauty

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food+drink

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local attractions

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secret Saskatoon

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Cover photo of Ashlyn George in a glider operated by the Saskatoon Soaring Club courtesy of Ashlyn George.

In the June/July 2018 issue of flow, we printed misleading information about photographer Landon Johnson without sufficient fact-checking. We regret the error.

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editor’s notes

What Stuff Are You Made of?

Doing something extreme like skydiving has always been on my bucket list of things to do, and when the best man at my wedding [not him in this photo] recently posted photos online of him doing so recently, I finally realized the clock is ticking and it’s now or never. Time to suck up the courage and plunk down the cash to make this happen soon or regret not doing so for the rest of my life. In coming up with the theme for this issue, I didn’t want it to seem as if everything on the list had to be some sort of a bucket item (people aren’t exactly scrambling to hold their breath and play hockey underwater but maybe that’s just because they didn’t know it was a thing until now), so I added in a few things that don’t require guts as much as a desire to think outside the box and, again, explore the limits of what you feel

comfortable doing. Can you hold and fire a shotgun? At a moving target? How about throwing a simple hatchet? Or leaping tall fences in a single bound? Writer Naomi Zurevinski serves a little bit of everything in our feature (p. 20) on extreme things to do in Saskatoon. Going from what thrills you to what ills you, Jennilee Cardinal Schultz continues to write prolifically about personal health and recently caught up with gut health advocate and traditional foods maven Adrienne Percy (p. 26) to find out more about how good gut health is defined and why solving digestion problems can alleviate many chronic issues. Speaking of food, a growing number of local eateries make use of their roof or backyards to produce food for their own customers. Cassandra Bumpus finds out who’s doing what around town in this regard (p. 28). Finally, it had to be said: there were just too many good events over the next two months that we simply had to cram more of them into our main event listings! There were so many, especially involving food, that we had to make room in the food+drink section (p. 29) for three very good ones, especially the Farm To Table Dinner (Aug. 11) at Farm One Forty just west of town. To me, this is what it’s all about: hospitality, sustainability and people indelibly linked to the land and each other. That’s my idea of healthy. Bon appetit!

FreshWest Media Ltd. 122 Edmund Park Saskatoon, SK S7H 0Z4 flowmagazine.ca @flowzineSask info@freshwestmedia.com Published 6 times per year by FreshWest Media Ltd. Readership: 30,000 (estimated) in Saskatoon and area. Copyright (2018) by FreshWest Media Ltd. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the expressed, written consent of the publisher. Publisher & Editor Paul Miazga Senior Art Director Zhanybek Nurgozhayev Map Designer Danna Contreras-Chapa Ad Designers Crystal Klassen, Paul Miazga, Zhanybek Nurgozhayev Proofreader Olga Bondarenko Contributors Cassandra Bumpus, Garry Findlay, Susan Gallagher, Tyson McShane, Paul Miazga, Marina Pshebylo, Naomi Zurevinski Lead Photographer Amy Thorp Contributing Photographers Darren Eremko, Ashlyn George, Chris Hendrickson, Paul Miazga, Ominocity, Patricio del Rio, Tourism Saskatoon, Anyes Wolosik Printing TC Transcontinental Distribution FreshWest Media Ltd., Canada Post Corp.

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Ashlyn George

Chris Hendrickson

Cassandra Bumpus

A former Saskatchewanderer, there are few places that Ashlyn hasn’t seen and few things she hasn’t done. In addition to learning how to navigate airports and fall out of airplanes, she’s become rather handy with a GoPro to help record it all.

From Banks Island to Broadway YXE, Chris has gone to great lengths to make his world of photography an envious one, photographing polar bears, Arctic foxes, humpback whales and more in their natural habitat. He also loves snow football.

She’s a dynamo no matter how you slice it: blogger, writer, health care advocate, fishing enthusiast and more. And you’d never know she’s living with Cystic Fibrosis—an often fatal disease—since she never lets it slow her down for a second.

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the city

“Are you positive you’re negative?”

SK rate of HIV is

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Stop the Stigma - Get Tested

In a province where HIV/AIDS infection rates look to be spiralling out of control, serious questions still need to be addressed about sexual health, which makes an annual walk for awareness more important than ever Text by Naomi Zurevinski Since the early 2000s, the number of HIV and AIDS cases in Saskatchewan has risen dramatically, at roughly three times the national average. Saskatoon’s annual AIDS Walk on Sept. 23 is an effort to counter this growing statistic by raising awareness, money and education. Sean Ryan, Community Engagement and Event Officer for OUTSaskatoon, notes why the AIDS Walk remains so important. “HIV isn’t going anywhere,” Ryan says. “About 11 percent of the people who are living in Saskatchewan have HIV or AIDS. Most provinces are about three percent of their population,” he adds. Saskatoon’s AIDS Walk has been happening for more than two decades through a partnership between OUTSaskatoon and AIDS Saskatoon. The day features various speakers, and the walk itself starts at the Roxy Theatre and lasts about an hour. Last year, Saskatoon came in third place nationally for money raised. “We raised $56,000 [...] and our goal was $11,000 less than that, and we’ve been doing that every year,” Ryan says. “In Saskatoon, we only have 250,000 people, [and] we beat out larger centres.” New cases of HIV have also risen on reserves in Saskatchewan. In 2015, people who self-identified as Aboriginal accounted for 81 percent of the overall newly reported cases of HIV and AIDS. “It isn’t just the old idea of gay men being the only people who get HIV—that’s just not the case,” Ryan says. “In Saskatchewan, men having sex with men is actually the lowest number of new HIV [cases] in our province, and then it’s ac-

Join Us for Saskatoon AIDS Walk September 23rd

tually heterosexual couples, and then intravenous drug users. That’s why it’s so important that we have safe injection sites,” he argues. The purpose of the AIDS Walk is to also break down the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS. “By hugging somebody who has HIV, you’re not going to get (the disease). I think that’s the mentality that a lot of people do have; they think it’s like leprosy, which it isn’t,” Ryan says. “I think that the biggest thing to stress is that HIV is different now. There are lots of different organizations within Saskatoon that will come out and actually give training and education in HIV (prevention and management).” “The stigma around it can be quite disgusting. I could have it, you could have it, a business professional could have it.,” Ryan says. “Your social standing doesn’t mean that it’s not going to get to you. It’s about taking care during sexual intercourse and drug use. I think that would be the biggest takeaway—get out there and educate yourself.” As one current campaign asks, “Are you positive you’re negative?”

Sept23

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

11am start time; open to the public For more information about the AIDS Walk and to sign up, visit outsaskatoon.ca/aidswalk. Starts in front of The Roxy Theatre (320 20th St. W)

Top Floor 320 21st St W P: 306-665-1224 E: hello@outsaskatoon.ca W: outsaskatoon.ca

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August events 1

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7:30pm evenings, 1pm Sun matinees; tickets from $22 There’s still time to catch all three plays on offer this year: the classic tragedy Hamlet (presented by MLT Aikins); the gory Titus A. puppet revenge (created in partnership with Stumped Productions); and, the comedic romp Merry Wives of Windsor (presented by SaskTel). Enjoy free performances on the K+S Canada community stage and drinks before the show in Sir Toby’s Tavern. Presented by Nutrien. shakespearesask.com Festival site along Spadina Cres. E (see map 2, p. 32; A8)

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Various venues & showtimes; tickets $15 You almost need to take to the skies in order to fully appreciate the province’s largest street festival (i.e., buskers, vendors, food trucks, etc.) “The Fringe” just happens to also be one of the main stops for fringe theatre in Canada and the city welcomes dozens of local, national and international performers here to do storytelling, Vaudeville, drama, comedy, cabarets and musicals—there’s even stuff for the kids. Get your festival street passport stamped after seeing each show to be eligible for prizes including the black-out prize: a super-pass for the 2019 festival! Buy tickets online at yxefringe.com. Broadway district (see map 3, p. 32)

Aug15–26

Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell Evening shows 8pm, Wed/Sun matinees 2pm; tickets $55 This musical by Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman was inspired by the songs of Saskatoon’s own Joni Mitchell. One of the most influential recording artists of the late 20th century, Mitchell’s iconic songs (“Big Yellow Taxi”, “River”, “California” and “A Case of You”) are re-imagined for a new generation. persephonetheatre.org Remai Arts Centre (100 Spadina Cres. E) The city’s annual kaleidoscope celebration of our ethnic diversity will again feature the big 5 pavilions at Prairieland Park, with all others scattered about the city but accessible for free with passport in hand via Saskatoon Transit. Get your 2018 passport at all Mac’s convenience, Circle K and Co-op stores, plus Tourism Saskatoon Folkfest and the Folkfest office. Full details at saskatoonfolkfest.com. Thu/Fri 5pm–midnight, Sat 3pm–mid- Various venues, incl. Prairieland Park night; passports $16 (12 & under free) (503 Ruth St.)

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World Jr. Lacrosse Championship

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John Arcand Fiddle Fest

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Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival

7:30pm; tickets from $30 Soprano Danika Loren returns home for a concert to support Saskatoon Opera. Accompanying her on piano will be SSO Executive Director Mark Turner. saskatoonsymphony.org Knox United Church (838 Spadina Cres. E) Round robin matches Wed–Fri 7:30pm; tickets $10/tournament packs from $40 Watch as Team Canada, Team USA and the Iroquois Nation compete in the modern version of this ancient sport. worldjuniorlacrosse.com SaskTel Centre (3515 Bill Hunter Ave.)

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No Place Like Home

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Various events & start times; weekend passes $60 It’s “Fiddle, Music, Dance & Culture” with free workshops, a fiddling contest, main stage entertainment, dancing and food. johnarcandfiddlefest.com Windy Acres (5 min S on Hwy 60)

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7:30pm; tickets from $35 U of T Psychology Professor Dr. Jordan Peterson has a lot to say about free speech, modern society and life—topics which he has written about in his book, 12 Rules for Life. TCU Place (35 22nd St. E; tcutickets.ca)

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Cocktails 5:30pm, dinner 6:30pm; tickets $100 (dinner & dance) Dress up for this benefit in support of the SWITCH (Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health) Clinic. switchclinic.com/2018 O’Brians Event Centre (241 2nd Ave. S)

Ukrainian Day in the Park

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8pm; tickets from $25 11:30am–7:30pm; free admission It’s all things Ukrainian at this event: dancing, singing, food, drinks, markets, etc. Good fun even for nonUkrainians! Ukrainiandayinthepark.ca Rotary Park (map 3, p. 32; B1)

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Starts after sundown; free to the public Bring a cozy seat and ear plugs but get to the riverbank early each night for this spectacular annual fireworks showcase set to music. River Landing/Rotary Park (see map 2, p. 32; F4–5)


Saskatchewan’s only

HIGH LIMIT ROOM Open at 12pm Featuring

Blackjack and Squeeze Baccarat

www.DakotaDunesCasino.com


September events (Courtesy photo)

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Sept05–09 YXEats

Various events, times & ticket prices; yxeats.com Sample the best foods Riversdale has to offer. Feature menus from one of a dozen participating eateries span breakfast to supper without skipping dessert. Ticketed events include: Food Fight YXE (a local chef cook-off) at The Local Kitchen (115-123 Ave. B S) and a four-course meal at Picaro (101 20th St. W) dubbed “Evening in The Village”. Riversdale district (see map 2, p. 32)

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Broadway Street Fair 9 10am–5pm; open to the public The city’s most well-known street fair celebrates its 35th year with a wide variety of on-street sales by local merchants. Amble along while enjoying buskers, artists, musicians, celebrated eateries and much more. Broadway district (see map 3, p. 32)

Sept15

33rd Street Fair

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10am–5pm; open to the public As the newest business improvement district in Saskatoon, 33rd Street BID offers its own flavour and style of street party. For a fifth straight year, this eclectic event offers plenty for families with kids, music lovers and foodies. 33rd Street West (see map 1, p. 32; F6)

Sept21–22

Premier Showcase

6:30–10pm; tickets $30 in advance/$35 at the door The largest wine, spirits and beer celebration of its kind in the province brings together various vintners, distillers and brewers to proffer their wares in a festive atmosphere. The Hennessy Bartending Competition, the Saskatoon Co-op Specialty Whisky Bar and live music will generate buzz, as will the lavish Wine Dinner at the Saskatoon Club (417 21st St. E). TCU Place (35 22nd St. E; tcutickets.ca)

Sept22

Rachmaninoff Romance 7:30pm; ticket info at saskatoonsymphony.org Pianist Tony Yike Yang, 19, has already garnered an international reputation as a virtuoso, and together with the Saskatoon Symphony he will help kick off the SSO’s lucky 88th season with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, considered by some to be the greatest piece of music ever written for the instrument. TCU Place (35 22nd St. E)

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Fetty Wap

8pm; tickets $45/VIP $65 American rapper Willie Maxwell II, aka Fetty Wap, hit the big time with his debut single “Trap Queen”. Opening act is Peter Jackson. O’Brians Event Centre (241 2nd Ave. S; obrianseventcentre.ca)

The Aliens

Evenings 8pm; Wed/Sun matinees 2pm; tickets $34.05 An off-beat, Pulitzer Prize-winning piece about Jasper and KJ lost between the X and Millennial generations. Remai Arts Centre (100 Spadina Cres. E; persephonetheatre.org)

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7:30pm; tickets $34.50 This folkish English singer-songwriter and his band The Sleeping Souls are touring in support of Turner’s seventh album, Be More Kind. O’Brians Event Centre (241 2nd Ave. S)

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Great Lake Swimmers

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7:30pm; tickets $34.50 Lead singer & guitarist Tony Dekker and his band from Wainfleet, ON, continue to crank out the tunes on their latest cross-Canada tour. Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.; broadwaytheatre.ca)

Hoops for Hope

Games start at 9am; free admission This annual 3x3 basketball tournament, with more than 200 players competing in various categories, raises money for Cystic Fibrosis. hoopsforhope.ca Holy Cross High School (2115 McEown Ave.)

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11am–5pm; open to the public Participate in discussions and activities, readings by various authors, and shop in the vibrant exhibitor marketplace at this festival for bookworms. thewordonthestreet.ca Broadway district (map 3, p. 32)

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7:30pm; tickets from $69 The four-time Grammy Award-winning country superstar, known for his stunning live shows, arrives in support of his Graffiti U world tour. SaskTel Centre (3515 Bill Hunter Ave.; sasktelcentre.com)


LIVE MUSIC

Amigo’s Cantina (806 Dufferin Ave.; amigoscantina.

Sept. 21: Karrnnel double album release (7:30pm; $31.50) Sept. 22: Fred Eaglesmith (8pm; $36.50) Sept. 24: Splash N Boots live (6pm; $30) Sept. 25: An Evening with Terry Bozzio (8pm; $32.50)

com) Shows at 10pm, cover $10 except as noted. Aug. 4: The Faps w/ If I Look Strong; You Look Strong, Ki the Tree Capitol Music Club (244 1st Ave. N; capitolclubyxe. Aug. 10: The Haunted North ca) Shows at 9pm & $10 cover except as noted. Aug. 11: Surf Dads w/ guests (9pm) Aug. 4: Maverick Cinema w/ Colour By Numbers, Killjoy Aug. 17: Summer Fling XII feat. Bleubird & Thesis Aug. 8: The Motorleague w/ The Reckless Famous Sahib w/ special guests (9pm) Aug. 13: Eekwol & Zachary Lucky w/ John Antoniuk Aug. 18: Carolyn Mark w/ Shirley Gnome, Kris Aug. 16: Andre Pettipas and The Giants w/ Zelda Demeanor, Old Seed Belladonna, Moonrunners (9:30pm) Aug. 24: Emmett Hall w/ Royal Oak Aug. 28: Sam Weber (8pm) Aug. 25: Holy Void w/ The Switching Yard, Shirley & Aug. 31: Boomlag EP release w/ Nature Of, Ecila The Pyramids Sept. 1: The Faceplants w/ Saskatoon, Moontan, Aug. 31: Chad Valley w/ 3 Ninjasks Chasing Illusions (tickets $15) Sept. 7: The Pack AD w/ Land Line (tickets $12) Sept. 6: King Buffalo w/ Chronobot, Saint Vicious (9pm) Sept. 8: Common Deer w/ guests (10:30pm) Sept. 12: Scenic Route to Alaska w/ Smokekiller, Too Sept. 19: Blitzen Trapper “Furr” 10th anniversary Soon Monsoon (9:30pm) tour w/ guests ($20) Convocation Hall (107 Administration Pl., U of S campus) Sept. 24: Elliott BROOD w/ guests (9:30pm; $15) Aug. 16: Bernstein at 100 (7:30pm; tickets from $25) The Bassment (202 4th Ave. N; thebassment.ca) Dakota Dunes Casino (at Whitecap, SK; 20 min S Sept. 7: Neil Currie: My Life—The Music of Billy on Hwy 219; dakotadunescasino.com) Joel (9pm; tickets $27/members $22) Aug. 7: Rory Allen (6:30pm; tickets $45) Sept. 8: The Stone Frigate Big Band (8pm; $25/$20) Sept. 14: The Proclaimers (8pm; $40) Sept. 15: Denise Valle (8pm; $23/$18) Sept. 27: The Story of the Hag (dinner 6:30pm, Sept. 21: Rick Fines (9pm; $23/$18) show 8pm; $45) Sept. 22: Carn Davidson 9 (8pm; $35/$25) Emmanuel Church (609 Dufferin Ave.) Sept. 27: The Claire Lynch Band (8pm; $38/$28) Sept. 22: Royal Canoe w/ Begonia (8pm; tickets Sept. 28: The Cory Weeds Quartet feat. David Ha$29.50) zeltine (9pm; $35/$25) Sept. 28: Leeroy Stagger (8pm; $23.50) Black Cat Tavern (801 Broadway Ave.; on Facebook) Sept. 29: Kalle Matson (8pm; $23.50) All shows 9pm & $10 cover except as noted. Louis’ Pub (Memorial Union Bldg., 98 Campus Dr.; Aug. 6: My Son The Hurricane w/ Skaravan 1969 on Facebook) Aug. 8: Dirty & The Perks w/ Oscar’s Hollow, DRFTR Aug. 9: AJJ & Kimya Dawson w/ Shellshag (8pm; Aug. 9: Lovers Touch w/ Jezebel, Ellen Froese tickets from $20) Aug. 11: Augurium w/ Detherous, Rebirth, Aiseiri Aug. 27: Black Pistol Fire w/ guests (8pm; from $22.50) Aug. 15: Wax Mannequin w/ Twin Voices, Hollow Oax Sept. 27: Dear Rouge (8pm; from $21) Aug. 17: Good Enough w/ Mandible Klaw, Xembryos Sept. 29: KEN Mode w/ Shallow North Dakota, Soul O’Brians Event Centre (241 2nd Ave. S; obrianseventcentre.ca) Mates (tickets $12) Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.; broadway- Aug. 15: The Cadillac Three w/ special guests (8pm; tickets $20) theatre.ca). Shows at 8pm except as noted. Aug. 18: ReggaeFest (8pm; $15) Sept. 1: Mick Foley: 20 Years of Hell (8pm; tickets Aug. 20: Insane Clown Posse (8pm; $27) $30/VIP $75) Sept. 4: Mastodon w/ Dinosaur Jr., Netherlands

(7:30pm; $65) Sept. 16: Coheed and Cambria w/ Protest the Hero, Crown Lands (7:30pm; $51.75/VIP from $71.75) Sept. 21: Steve Earle Copperhead Road 30th anniversary tour (8pm; from $49)

SaskTel Centre (3515 Bill Hunter Ave.; sasktelcentre.com)

Aug. 2: Alabama w/ Charlie Major (7:30pm; tickets from $60) Aug. 25: An Evening with Alice Cooper (7:30pm; from $49.50) Sept. 15: Metallica (7:30pm; from $79) SaskTel Grandstand (503 Ruth St.; at Prairieland Park) Aug. 7: Carly Rae Jepsen (8:30pm; free with paid admission to the Saskatoon Ex: $16/reserved seats $25) Aug. 8: Marianas Trench (8:30pm; $16/$25) Aug. 9: Trace Adkins (8:30pm; $16/$25) Aug. 10: Tim Hicks (8:30pm; $16/$25) Aug. 11: April Wine (8:30pm; $16/$25)

TCU Place (35 22nd St E.; tcutickets.ca)

Aug. 23: Music for the Gut 8 (7:30pm; tickets from $25) Sept. 15: Greatest Albums Live (8pm; from $39.50)

Village Guitar & Amp (432 20th St. W; villageguitars.ca) Sept. 14: Heidi Munro and the Real Groovy Band (8pm; tickets $26)

FILMS Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.) Aug. 12: Dominion (2018, Aus., documentary, 120 min.) 6pm; tickets $12.50 Aug. 18: Year-round Metal Enjoyment (2015, US, doc., 95 min.) 9pm; $15.50 Remai Modern (SaskTel Theatre, 102 Spadina Cres. E; remaimodern.org) All shows free with paid admission. Aug. 4: The Secret of Kells (2009, Fra./Bel./Ire., fantasy, 75 min.) 1pm Aug. 18: Rabbit Proof Fence (2002, Aus., drama, 94 min.) 1pm Roxy Theatre (320 20th St. W; theroxytheatre.ca) Aug. 9: Strange Brew 35th anniversary (1983, Can., comedy, 90 min.) 7pm; tickets $10 Aug. 25: Grease 40th anniversary (1978, US, musical, 111 min.) 7:30pm; $20 Sept. 28: Hump (2018, short films, US/Can., 120 min.) 8pm; $24

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music&galleries Under the Radar:

Galleries

The Future is Coming (google images)

A band that prefers to play a smaller venue than take a night off? You bet!

Remai Modern (102 Spadina Cres. E; remaimod-

ern.org) Open Tue/Fri 10am–10pm, Wed/Thu/Sat/ Sun 10am–5pm; admission $12. Through Aug. 12: Alexine McLeod (RBC Emerging Artist Series). Working with found objects and digital projectors, McLeod creates wall-based assemblages that explore the edges of vision and materiality. Drawing on her previous experience with collage and photography, the artist uses layered materials and angled light to collapse and expand space. Through Aug. 12: Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World. An exhibition of predominantly sculpture features 175 works dating from 1970 to today in which everyday objects and natural materials are frequently combined with text to expose Western-centric views and prejudices hidden in language, objects and institutions. Through Oct. 14: Echoes. A debut of recent acquisitions featuring four of Canada’s leading Indigenous artists: Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Raymond Boisjoly and Duane Linklater. The works make layered references to history, tradition and contemporary culture. Through Oct. 14: Oliver Husain: Roving. Working at the intersection of moving image, performance, sculpture and installation, Husain has developed a captivating and curious art practice. One of the most striking aspects of his work is how it implicates viewers, drawing their eyes and bodies into peculiar cinematic experiences.

The Gallery (228 3rd Ave. S; artplacement.com) Text by Tyson McShane

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8pm; tickets $18 Every once in a while, a concerts gets announced at a club in Saskatoon and you see it and you are certain that that band is playing at that club, not because their is anything wrong with the club, but because it seems too small for that band (think Modest Mouse at Amigo’s back in the day). Future Islands playing the Capitol is one of these shows. This is a band that went viral following an appearance on David Letterman in 2014 and has since toured the world, playing to sold out audiences everywhere they’ve been. Their star couldn’t have fallen that quick, could it? Nope, it looks like they are playing venues three times as big everywhere else. So what does that mean? A) Get your tickets asap, this’ll be a guaranteed sell out; and, B) This is one of those rare bands that’d rather play a smaller venue in a smaller city than take a night off. That’s a great sign and something that should be rewarded. If you haven’t heard Future Islands, search out the clip of them playing Letterman. It’s synth-based new wave music with operatic vocals, sung by one of the most impassioned, intense front-people today. It’s great and will make for a wonderful, sweaty Sunday night at the Cap. Capitol Music Club (244 1st Ave. N; capitolclubyxe.ca)

8pm; tickets $20 The Roxy Theatre continues to expand on its silent film series this fall with the screening of one of the oldest remaining feature-length films, the 1911 Italian version of Dante’s Inferno. A surreal and still-shocking adaptation of the most startling section of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, the film follows Dante through the nine circles of hell, alongside a suitably surreal and haunting soundtrack performed by Maurizio Guarini of legendary Italian prog rock band, Goblin. This will definitely be one of the more unique events to come through Saskatoon this fall, and based on The Roxy’s track record with their silent film series, I’m sure it will be well worth your time, The Roxy Theatre (320 20th St. W; theroxytheatre.ca)

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Tyson McShane has toured across Canada, the US, UK and Europe, and released four albums with his band, Slow Down Molasses. A co-curator of MoSoFest over 2012–2016, he presented some of the most exciting new music from across North America, next to Saskatoon’s finest bands. *SDM’s show at Jazzfest this year is June 27 at Amigo’s opening for Deerhoof. @ TysonMcShane @SlowdownMolasse

Open Mon–Sat 10am–5pm (Thu 10am–8pm). Aug. 4–Sept. 6: 40 Years. Figurative art abounds throughout history, remaining central within the Western canon until at least the beginning of the twentieth century. Even today, numerous artists work with the human form in Saskatoon, a city with an artistic legacy largely defined by other genres and movements. The result is a unique snapshot of an enduring yet continuously evolving tradition. Featuring works by Joseph Anderson, Kristin Bjornerud, Riisa Gundesen, Iris Hauser, Ernest Lindner, Dane Moore and many others.

The Gallery at Frances Morrison Library (311 23rd St.

E; saskatoonlibrary.ca) Open during regular library hours. Aug. 1–30: Gathering Places by Monica KinnerWhelan. A collection of local urban scenery interpreted with thread and cloth. As a landscape artist, Kinner-Whelan offers glimpses into creativity and the humanness of the spaces where people commune in the city’s downtown. Sask. Craft Council Gallery (813 Broadway Ave.; saskcraftcouncil.org) Open Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. Through Aug. 21: Curio. An exhibition of works from the private collections of Saskatchewan art collectors who have taken part in the longstanding Emma International Collaboration Auctions, and represents a window into this compelling world. Wanuskewin Heritage Park (RR4, Penner Road; wanuskewin.com). Open daily 9am–4:30pm. Through Aug. 31: paskwâw nîpîy. This compilation of works reflects on the elemental themes that speak to territory, history and our connection to the beings that reside in those places past and present. Aspects of three differing projects are tied together and exhibited as paskwâw nîpîy which means grass and water in Plains Cree, a language connected to Wanuskewin.


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Getting to Know the Neighbours A chance to meet the neighbours and learn more about Riversdale district was part of the idea behind the June 27 Completion Party for Element Urban Village Phase II (540 Ave. F S). Organized by project developer Shift Development. Local flavours formed another part, with neighbourhood food&beverage suppliers on hand June 27 to give new and prospective homeowners a welcome taste of their new “home”. With The Gaff on the decks, Andy Yuen and

Rachel Kong of Odd Couple served attendees just some of the food and drinks that afternoon, as did Shawn Moen of 9 Mile Legacy Brewery and Micah for Fable Ice Cream. Realtor Slade Desrochers answered questions inside one of the show suites at Element Phase II as designed by BLDG Studio and built by Strata Development. It seemed a fitting kickoff to the summer, as over several hours more than 100 people dropped by to have a look, with many staying a lot longer than they expected given the easy atmosphere and inviting mix of authentically local everything, including laughs and conversation. And one lucky winner went home with a Bang & Olufsen bluetooth speaker donated by yet another local business, James Frost Luxury Outfitters! Organizer: Shift Development Photographer: Matt Smith Music: Mike Gaff Door prize: James Frost Urban Outfitters

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Modern Chic The reality of any trend is that it reflects our ever-evolving ethos; a way to make sense of a world that constantly requires change and the adoption of new ideas, just like suits & sneakers. Hair by Corine Strube (Alchemy Collective) Makeup by Jennilee Cardinal Schultz (Green Tree Beauty) Photos by Patricio del Rio Concept: Lisa Patrick, Paul Miazga Shot on location at the Remai Modern and Shift Restaurant

Jennifer Dawn Bishop (Artistic Director, Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre) On Jennifer: Floral print Venus Bridal sweetheart dress knotted below centre of bust with open layer of chiffon over chiffon empire skirt (W Bridals; wbridals.ca); Vionic Agile Kea Berry Multi (Traxx Footwear; traxxfootwear.ca); jewelled lace All Eyes On Me Turban and matching bracelet (Lilacs & Whiskey; lilacsandwhiskey.com).

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Kate Herriott (board member, Live Five Theatre; actress, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan) On Kate: Purple “Sailor Dan” circle skirt with crinoline and polkadot peplum top, white lace fascinator and recycled tire and lace choker; upcycled motorcycle tire clutch with brass knuckle finger grip (Melissa Squire Fashion Design; melissasquirefashiondesign.com); patterned Mary Jane navy block heel pumps (dsignstep—at Alchemy Clothing and Salon; alchemysask.com).

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fashion Lisa Bayliss (actress; marketing director, Persephone Theatre) On Lisa: Cobalt blue velour dress by Esprit, ivory bolero by Kaffe, stone clutch by jeans and jax (Anthonys Fashions; anthonysfashion.ca); Vionic Women’s Splendid Mid Dusk (Traxx Footwear); repurposed vintage white Summer Picnic Hat with real flowers (Lilacs & Whiskey).

Jennica Greinke (actress, playwright, director; artistic associate, Persephone Theatre) On Jennica: navy leather jacket and red jumper by ONLY, stone pants by Tyler Madison, grey herringbone wallet by Joanel (Anthonys Fashions); Cloud Women’s Aika Navy (Traxx Footwear); Prairie Fire Flower Crown with dried flowers sourced from Black Fox Farm & Distillery (Lilacs & Whiskey).

Daniel Julian (singer; bartender, Shift Restaurant) On Daniel: Navy suit by Selected, silver shirt by Au Noir, blue slim belt by Bench Craft (Anthonys Fashions); Cloud Men’s Grey Irwin (Traxx Footwear); Floral Bow Tie & Pocket Square set (Lilacs & Whiskey).

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Calling All Adrenaline Junkies:

Text by Naomi Zurevinski Photos as noted

Saskatoon’s extreme scene takes the spotlight There’s plenty to do close to home to get your heart rate pumping and the adrenaline flowing If you think the words “Saskatoon” and “extreme sports” don’t belong in the same sentence, consider all of the activities in Saskatoon or the surrounding area that will literally sweep you off your feet: flying lessons, skydiving, dirt biking, paintballing, go-karting and even drag racing. You can do all of the above right now, making them perfect for some late summer fun. Whether you’re new to the world of extreme sports or a seasoned veteran, check out all the fun Saskatoon has which will be sure to satisfy your craving for a little (or a lot) of thrill.

Saskatoon’s Grip It Climbing (gripitclimbing.com) allows you to go vertical while still on the prairies. It’s a unique way to exercise since rock climbing builds upper body strength and endurance. Grip It offers adult and youth classes as well as Climbing School classes that teach new techniques and how to belay for when others are climbing the same line.

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ROCK CLIMBING

WATERSKIING Take your thirst for extreme to the water as a way to stay cool this summer with the Saskatoon Water Ski Club (saskatoonwaterskiclub.com). The SWSC operates at “the rathole,” which is a borrow pit created during the construction of the 51st Street overpass. The rathole is 3m deep and

SKYDIVING 650 metres long, with steep banks below the waterline that allow for skiing close to the shore. They have a six ball course, a mini course, a regulation jump, and offer student, adult and family memberships.

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Since 2015, Skydive Saskatoon (skydive.ca) has been helping people fall from the sky—literally. If jumping out of a plane at 11,000 feet (3,350m) at 200kph sounds like your kind of fun, then you’ll want to make this daring feat a priority while the weather


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PAINTBALLING (Courtesy photo)

In the mood for a little mock combat? Saskatoon is home to several paintballing companies to help you blast your angst out. Rock Ridge Paintball and Lasertag Games (rockridgepaintball.com) offers group events and even a Kid’s Paintball Camp, while Divide N Conquer Paintball (dncpaintball. ca) has Airsoft games every second Sunday, and Merrill Dunes (on Facebook) offers late-night paintball on weekends.

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HOT AIR BALLOONING Maybe this isn’t the most extreme of sports, but it certainly is a lot of fun and still involves getting off the ground (which is my own personal definition of extreme). You can float over the South Saskatchewan River and the city, which makes for a beautiful way to start your day with an early morning ride, or a perfect way to end a romantic summer night with an evening flight. Check out Sundance Balloons (sundanceballoons.com) for an unforgettable ride—they fly more than 12,000 passengers in Canada every year.

The Saskatoon Gun Club (saskatoongunclub.com) offers six different shotgun sports, including Sporting Clays, which is a game that simulates bird shooting using clay targets, and Olympic Trap, which involves shooting moving targets. The club offers group events if you’re looking for something different to do with family or colleagues. Check out their Ladies’ Night or Men’s Night for an opportunity to do some shooting, followed by socializing and a BBQ supper.

GO KARTING If you love a little competitive racing, check out go-karting in Saskatoon for some fast-paced fun. The Velocity Raceway, part of Stoked Centre (stokedcentre.ca) at Wilson’s Lifestyle Centre just east off Hwy 5, is a great option year-round for both kids and adults to zoom around on an indoor track using their zippy, whisper-quiet electric cars. They also have the popular SkyTrail & SkyRail apparatus with zipline if you dare to clip in! For an outdoor track using classic gas-powered motors, check out Karttrak Go-Karts (on Facebook). They are open until midnight Fridays and Saturday for late-night racing, and on Tuesdays it’s only $2 for your second ride, which is perfect for extreme sports on a budget.

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cooperates. See amazing prairie vistas and a view of Saskatchewan like none other. Skydive Saskatoon also offers a five-hour Solo First Jump Course for those interested in flying solo over the fields below. And don’t worry: you’ll get a video of the whole thing since ex-

perienced instructors (some have done more than 6,000 jumps) wear a wrist-mounted camera to capture the whole jump on tape so you can show if off later.

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feature PARKOUR course training but has become an increasingly popular recreational sport. Empire Parkour hosts summer camps out of Taiso Gymnastics, and often practices and holds events at River Landing. Last year, two members of Empire even went to the North American Parkour Championships in Vancouver!

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Saskatoon is home to Empire Parkour (on Facebook), which is a group of parkour athletes who train and host events and classes here. Parkour consists of moving rapidly through an area by running, jumping and climbing through obstacles. It originated as an instruction method for military obstacle

FLYING/GLIDING Have you ever wanted to learn how to fly? If you can imagine yourself soaring in the sky at 5,000 feet (1,500m) in a glider, then this just might be the hobby or career to try next. The Saskatoon Soaring Club (soar.sk.ca), Mitchinson Flight Centre (flymitchinson.com), Millennium Aviation (millenniumaviation.ca) and Apex Aviation (flyapex.ca) all offer programs to obtain your pilot’s license. To get a taste of piloting a glider, however, go on a Discovery Flight where a flight instructor pilots the aircraft and you get to have your hands on the controls for a time. At Apex, their Scenic Tour Flight even lets you customize parts of your flight itinerary.

UNDERWATER HOCKEY Make sure your goggles and snorkel are snug then take a deep breath and swim for the bottom so you can score or defend your own goal. Sound like a challenge? The Saskatoon Seals Underwater Hockey club (on Facebook) continues to develop the lung capacity of its members at the pool in the YMCA downtown while also giving them a chance to compete in a decidedly different version of Canada’s favourite sport. If nothing else, it’s great exercise!

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Saskatchewan Sisterhood “Because our voices are anything but ‘flat’.” – Amanda Perrot

Text by Susan Gallagher

(Courtesy photo) Something magical happens when women come together to share their stories. A bond is created because we understand that we are not alone, that others have been where we are and that there is support and encouragement there. When we support each other, we build each other up, nurturing confidence, courage and community. When we are brave enough to tell our stories and follow our dreams, we help others to do the same. Community is the lifeblood of our life experiences. Through community, I have had the amazing pleasure of meeting some absolutely incredible women—women who have gone through some hard, life-altering stuff yet move through their lives with grace, kindness and tenacity. Hearing their stories inspires and strengthens me. Amanda Perrot from Grounded Goodness is one of these women. She makes a difference for someone else every day of her life; it’s her North Star. Amanda has decided that there are so many wonderful women in Saskatchewan that she is going to go and meet them, share stories, laughs, tears and so much joy! This adventure is called the Saskatchewan Sisterhood— The Power of Women’s Voices. On her journey, Amanda will be hosting several events throughout the province to share the magic of sisterhood. She will be in Saskatoon for a few events and Soul Paper will be co-hosting one of these on Monday, Aug. 20 (6–8:30pm), with snacks and refreshments on hand. We are excited to share our space and stories with you. To register for this free event, please go to facebook.com/pg/ groundedgoodness/events. Please note that space at this event is limited. Susan Gallagher is the owner and happiness maven of Soul Paper (soulpaper.ca). She strives to encourage joy every day through her love of people, paper, art and stationery. @lovesoulpaper

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feature AXE THROWING

(Amy Thorp)

Time to test out your technique with one of the fastest growing recreational sports in Canada at Saskatoon’s Timberjaxe (timberjaxe.ca). Axe, hatchet and knife throwing is exactly what it sounds like: together with a group, spend an evening chucking small axes, specialized knives and even a two-headed axe at wooden targets. You can get creative by keeping score, or ask an employee there to teach you a competitive game or two to play.

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD (SUP) YOGA & RACING It might sound easy enough, but wait until you’re balancing in tree pose on a paddleboard on a windy day. Golden Adventures (goldenadventures.net) offers weekly SUP yoga classes in the Briarwood Pond, along with other SUP courses and classes. If you want to try out SUP before adding yoga, Escape Sports (escapesports.ca) offers 90-minute intro lessons or 3-hour river tours along the Chief Whitecap Waterway going downstream into Saskatoon. SUP is the perfect way to mix exercise and outdoor fun on a hot day! For those really looking to amp the thrill factor of being out on the water, Escape Sports is holding SUP races on the river based in Rotary Park over Sept. 15–16: there will be a short course race with lots of action and turns on Friday (3–6pm), while Sept. 16 features a long race starting at 10am. Registration and full details at escapesports.ca/sup.

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Gut ChecK Skin, allergy or energy problems that just won’t go away? Consider some TLC for your digestive tract

Gut health coach and advocate Adrienne Percy. (Courtesy photo)

Text by Jennilee Cardinal Schultz Gut health: I hear the term often but never really understood what it meant or how much of an impact the health of your gut has on the rest of your body (and mind)! I decided to talk to Gut Health Coach and founder of Naturally Amped, Adrienne Percy, to find out just how important gut health is. flow: What is gut health? AP: Gut health is like the soil that nourishes the roots of human health. [It] means having the proper balance of beneficial microorganisms so that our gut can function optimally. When our gut functions optimally, we can function optimally. You can be eating the healthiest diet in the world and if your gut is compromised, you are not going to be getting the most out of what you eat. flow: How does our gut health affect other aspects of our heath? AP: Gut health is one of those things that affects so many other facets of our health—from digestion and elimination (i.e., pooping!) to immunity. In fact, researchers estimate that 60-80 percent of our immunity is rooted in our gut! Hormonal and skin health, allergies and immune issues are directly linked to gut health, as are ADHD, IBS, Colitis and Crohns. Achy joints and bones, weight gain, failure to gain weight, arthritis and chronic sinusitis are all linked to gut health. Not a day goes by when I don’t see a new study or article linking gut health to an amazing variety of issues. Studies are now probing the link between our gut flora and Alzheimers, Multiple Sclerosis, diabetes, and a wide range of mental health issues that include everything from schizophrenia to depression, OCD and anxiety.

A simple checklist of symptoms people with poor gut health may experience on a regular basis: • Feeling bloated after eating • Acid reflux • Irregular bowel movements • Throat clearing after eating (phlegming up) • Sinus issues • Fatigue, or a crash in energy after eating • Struggling with low energy mid-afternoon • Brain fog and inability to concentrate • Skin issues (acne, allergies, eczema, etc.) Adrienne Percy’s top food picks for gut health: 1. Cultured foods (raw, live krauts and pickles—these will be found in the cooler section of a store such as Soul Foods). 2. Cultured drinks (such as kefir, beet kvass, kombucha, etc). Bone and meat broth (sourced from healthy, pastured/grass-fed animals or wild game). 3. Eat locally and seasonally, and replace highly refined vegetable oils with highquality traditional fats while being sure to get your Omega-3 fatty acids. Proper supplementation can be an important part of the puzzle too (e.g. a good quality probiotic).

flow: What are signs of good gut health? AP: Signs of good gut health would include proper digestion of food and assimilation of nutrients. Regular bowel movements (there’s even a chart where people can check out the health of their bowel movements—it’s called the Bristol Chart!). Clear thinking (as opposed to brain fog), steady energy and great immunity to name a few. flow: What are signs of bad gut health? AP: There is such a huge range and it’s interesting because it manifests in so many different ways for different people. Poor elimination or the swing between constipation and diarrhea, gas, bloating, energy dips, brain fog, allergies (food and seasonal), depression, PMS and lesser symptoms are often a sign we need to do something about our gut health, and these often precede full-

blown issues such as IBS, Crohns, Colitis, and other serious health issues. Again, people may experience a range of confusing symptoms over the years and more often than not can benefit or even see a resolution when they heal their gut. flow: What drove you to learn about gut health? AP: For 14 years, I suffered through a host of

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inexplicable symptoms including debilitating IBS-like symptoms, brain fog, fatigue, migraines, sugar cravings and hives. My eyes would swell shut, my lip would swell up to my nose—these were not your typical hives. Everyone kept calling it allergies, yet none of the regular allergy tests showed anything (this is very common with gut issues!). I spent more than a decade searching for a solution with both allopathic [medical doctors] and alternative practitioners. The only thing that helped manage my symptoms was a very heavy duty medication that made me exhausted! Then, after five days on a gut healing diet, I could literally feel the switch happen. I credit that as a key turning point in my life. It meant I was able to switch from being totally distracted by managing these crazy symptoms to being able to focus on living my life. It’s really what led me to where I am today. I love helping people live healthy, vibrant lives. Whether that’s through one-on-one coaching, practical kitchen skills classes or through Naturally Amped foods (naturallyamped.com), knowing


I may be helping people do better because they feel better has been so incredibly rewarding. I wouldn’t trade it for the world! flow: What are some tips for someone looking to improve their gut health? AP: In my observation, good gut health can usually be built on three pillars: whole, unprocessed and high-quality foods (including cultured foods, which are sometimes referred to as “the lost food group” because of their importance); stress reduction; and, regular (daily) movement/exercise. Exposure to chemicals, antibiotics and chronic stress all affect our gut and the balance of beneficial versus pathogenic micro-organisms we carry. flow: What are some foods people should incorporate into their diet? AP: I love shifting the focus on what to “bring in” rather than what to take out of a person’s diet! Especially because when we bring in cultured food and drinks like traditional krauts, pickles, kefir (buttermilk) and kombucha, other food issues resolve. For example, I struggled with sugar cravings and candida for years, but when I started eating cultured foods and drinking

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flow: Any foods we should avoid? AP: It really depends on where people are at with their gut health. If you are trying to heal your gut, there are specific protocols that can help and they usually involve removing irritating and inflammationcausing foods. This is done so the body can settle down from that place of being in “overdrive”. flow: Is there anything else you would like to share? AP: Everybody is unique and at a different place with their gut health. If you have been struggling with health issues and unable to get a definitive answer, you can almost always benefit from giving your gut some TLC. I’ve worked with people who had surgery on their sinuses for example and still couldn’t smell or breathe properly. It wasn’t until they healed their gut that they recovered the ability to breathe and smell and function properly on a day-to-day basis.

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food+drink environmental footprint are common goals, each restaurant has a different approach. Jason Strohan and Cher Diller have had a rooftop garden at St. Tropez Bistro (238 2nd Ave. S) for 18 years. When the rooftop garden reached maximum capacity, the pair purchased land southwest of the city where they grow root vegetables and haskap berry bushes. Diller adds that they've also started foraging on the property, picking wild Saskatoon berries and chokecherries. Strohan says that there are often news stories Earthboxes in use at Vista Lounge (courtesy photo) about produce recalls and explains that he feels more comfortable serving what they grow and harvest themselves. "I know everything is safe in my garden because I know how it's been handled from start to finish. We don't have any cross contamination with a neighbouring feedlot or something like that," Strohan says. This is the fourth summer that Amy Holowach of Drift Sidewalk Café and the upstairs Vista Lounge (339 Ave. A S) has been growing vegetables and herbs in EarthBoxes on their roof. EarthBoxes are Text by Cassandra Bumpus container gardening systems with built-in water Harvest is typically a busy time in the reservoirs. The number of EarthBoxes they use has agricultural industry but it has also become steadily grown—supporting tomatoes, mint, basil, so for several restaurateurs in Saskatoon. The rosemary and other herbs for the kitchen—and last men and women behind some of your favourite year a drip line was set up to make the watering eateries are working to preserve the leftover process easier. Holowach says the biggest struggle vegetables and herbs from this summer's growing is keeping the plants from drying out on the hot season in the hopes that they will have enough roof and protecting them from the wind. Despite to last through the winter. While serving fresh the work involved, Holowach says she enjoys produce to their customers and reducing their teaching her staff about gardening.

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Chefs Christie Peters and Kyle Michael, co-owners of The Hollows (334 Ave. C S) and Primal (423 20th St. W), have a horticulturist on staff to help the restaurant grow local produce. Peters enjoys the challenge of creating dishes using only what the horticulturist can grow in their garden plots and planters. "Our motto here at The Hollows is high-quality, seasonal and sustainable,” she says. “Usually, the highest quality and sustainable ingredients are actually local, so it works out really well for us.” In recent years, the owners of Calories and The Hollows have been keeping beehives on their roofs and using their own honey in recipes and cocktails. At Calories (721 Broadway Ave.), co-owner Edyta Sieminska comes from a background in entomology and has a deep respect for the role bees play. Calories has grown herbs behind the restaurant for 20 years, and two years ago, when beehives were added, Sieminska began growing tomatoes and peppers on the roof near them, resulting in happier bees and fresh vegetables for the restaurant. She encourages others to consider beekeeping because it helps the population survive Saskatchewan winters and emphasizes the importance of passing on botanical knowledge to the next generation. Other city eateries using locally grown produce: • Hearth (2404 Melrose Ave.) • Leyda’s Restaurant (112 20th St. W) • Little Grouse on the Prairie (167 3rd Ave. S)

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Vietnamese fare, including phô (pronounced “fuh”). (1806 Idylwyld Dr. N; fuhstation.com)


Culinary What? Aug03–06 RibFest

Fri from 4pm, Sat–Mon from 11am; free admission Top ribbers from across the country will vie for top prize in the eyes of the judges—and the public. Various other vendors on site, plus beer gardens and live music. Diefenbaker Park (map 1, p. 32; J5)

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Farm-To-Table Dinner 4pm; tickets $75 Stroll out to the pasture and visit the animals and on the way back see the gardens where most of the ingredients for the evening’s supper (to be prepared by Chef Scott Dicks) were grown and harvested. It’s a signature event meant to put diners back in touch with the roots of farm life and the sustainability of the farm-to-table dining. Farm One Forty (15 min W off Hwy 762; farmoneforty.ca)

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Prairie Feast

6:30pm; tickets $270.27; picatic.com/prairiefeast2018 This 120-person fête of dining, music, wine and craft cocktails will seek to raise funds for Care & Share Saskatoon. Each course will be prepared by a Top Chef Canada season 6 contender. Alloy Collision Centre (500 Melville St.)

Two Canadian foodies are shaking up the local dining scene and adapting an offensive word for use in a positive manner Text by Marina Pshebylo Photo by Anyes Wolosik

A couple that has made their way to the flourishing culinary scene of Saskatoon from Toronto and Regina, respectively, love to blog about everything from the food they experience while they’re travelling around the world to recommending eateries and must-try dishes in the city. So what do they call it? The Culinary Slut blog is made up of Agnieszka (Anyes) Wolosik and her husband Vic Huard. The term came from a friend who listened as Anyes described a meal with passion and in incredible detail. With a little apprehension at first, the decision to call their blog Culinary Slut was a mix of it being memorable and reappropriating a demeaning word to one that celebrates unapologetic passion. “We take a personal interest in restaurants that are solo enterprises and working to create good meals, and we will go out of our way to feature the dishes we love to help other people discover them,” Anyes says. They also share recipes from their own kitchen for anyone to try, and get out of their cooking comfort zone to discover more unique ethnic dishes with ingredients seldom tasted here. “Culinary Slut is about our journey, exploring cultural cuisine, becoming better cooks, and finding great food to share with friends,” she adds. Vic, who grew up in Saskatchewan, has seen the food scene in Saskatoon make great progress in the past decade. “It’s been exciting to see the food scene evolve. When we first moved here [from Toronto] it was much more limited, particularly on the ethnic front,” Vic notes. “One of the biggest differences has been the availability of ethnic grocers and ingredients. We’re so grateful to new arrivals to Canada for bringing their food with them!” The food-obsessed couple have an array of favourite restaurants in the city and like to frequent Taverna Restaurant, Café Japa Bowl, Drift Sidewalk Café/Vista Lounge and Jin Jin Dumpling House. When they’re not trying Saskatoon’s best dishes, they’re busy trying new recipes with fresh, local ingredients. “The Cure and The Pig and Pantry have made the biggest difference in the quality of our home meals.

Their offerings have taken our homemade pastas, sandwiches, soups and salads and fancy dinners (porchetta and duck confit) to a whole new level,” Anyes says. With their love of international dishes, and having chefs and restaurants in the community with different ethnic backgrounds, they started what they called “Off The Menu Dinners”. They make a reservation at a restaurant in advance and ask the kitchen staff to create dishes from their culture that are normally not on the menu. To date they have organized dinners featuring lesser-known cuisine of Japan, Vietnam and, most recently at Taverna, the tastes of Basilicata—a region in the boot of southern Italy. Fast-forward to today and the experience they once shared with close friends has been extended to the whole community. “Not everyone can afford a flight to Vietnam or Italy to try authentic cuisine. Chefs can be emboldened to make the dishes as they are meant to be served if they know the people attending are committed to being open-minded, and letting them create without limits,” Anyes says. “When traditional dishes are shared here, they tend to be changed to suit the locals’ tastes.” These Off the Menu Dinner events, therefore, encompass regional cuisine of a chosen country and include ingredients native to that area. In the near future, Anyes and Vic are hoping to showcase traditional dishes from France, Greece and the former Soviet Union to Burma and Ethiopia. Those lucky enough to get tickets can expect a night of authentic ethnic food, insights into a culture and its history through a unique dining experience surrounded by a bevvy of food lovers, plus discovering more about Saskatoon chefs and the traditional foods they know so well. “Food is about community,” Anyes says. “People are dying for a real authentic connection—and the dinner table is a great place to reconnect with community.” Check out the Culinary Slut blog (culinaryslut. wordpress.com) for information on future tasteexpanding dinners. The next one is set to take place later this fall.

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About the Gatekeepers...

Text by Garry Findlay

Notes from an interested consumer & a premiere wine supplier in Saskatchewan Up until two years ago, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority decided on the selection of all alcoholic products brought into our province. Prior to then, you could request special order items and it would be decided upon by the powers that be if that product warranted the stamp of approval for entry into this market. When I worked in Alberta managing a boutique wine and spirits store, the concept of selection was simple: if you wanted it, you ordered it, if it was available. The market was based on free enterprise: if you wanted to import wines and sell them, so be it. Suppliers in Alberta can bring in whatever products they want and have sole discretion over which products they stock, and continue to own their product until it is sold—unlike in Saskatchewan. Alberta collects their taxes at the source and everyone is happy. For the sake of comparison, the tax collected in Alberta at the source on imported wines was $3 or $4 per bottle with nominal fees for storage and distribution. Now consider the following: An importer and winery decide to bring in an offering at $5. Factor in federal duty and shipping at $2 per bottle then said offering is $7. In Saskatchewan, this product is then marked up 95 percent by the government when it comes into our market for distribution. Never mind the GST, bottle deposit and liquor consumption taxes. The independent retailer can now charge whatever they want for the product, and as far as I can see the pricing and mark up is comparable between most private stores and government-run locations. However, the government ideology is not how many bottles they can sell but how much tax they can get per bottle. As a result, it is estimated that consumers in Saskatchewan spend $200 million annually on

wines, beer and sprits in neighbouring Alberta. The reason? High taxation and reduced selection at home. Those are mind boggling numbers to be sure.It is the only market in Canada that operates under these entrepreneurial freedoms and good on them for doing so. Is the rest of the country catching up, inclusive of Saskatchewan? Who’s to say! As a specialty wine store manager, I was entertained by every wine, beer and spirits supplier in the free world, so to speak. Educated by suppliers, wine makers and their representatives daily, I was exposed to 50 different wines, beers and spirits a week. The learning curve was outstanding. Further to that, if you were gregarious, personable and developed relationships with suppliers, you could obtain allocated small production items—offerings that were hard to come by (think Wine Spectator Top 10 in any given year); in essence, handcrafted items that no one else could obtain. This was fun given that the consumer could go to the Liquor Connect site and find out which stores had obtained the special offering and where to source these collectables. Instant client loyalty established. I was granted these offerings on more than one occasion and wondered how this process works in Saskatchewan, and do consumers here care about the limits of selection in our market? Recently, I reached out to wine marketer Doug Reichel concerning this topic. A mainstay in Saskatchewan for importing quality products and orchestrating wine events and educational experiences for years, Doug is a wealth of information. Doug Reichel Wine Marketing (dougswines.ca) was the first independent, Saskatchewan-headquartered import wine company in the province (it was founded here in 2004). His past experiences are many, including studying Theology, and later

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becoming a teacher. Doug moved to South Africa for a time many years ago and at that time learned to enjoy the nuances of wines and their role in pairing with food, plus enjoying the company associated with the same. He later moved to Vancouver, when the embargo on South African wines was lifted in Canada. He then assisted in the startup of a company that would import these superior offerings. He even lived in New Zealand for a time but returned to Saskatchewan where his company eventually was born. Two years ago, the Government of Saskatchewan decided to close a number of its stores and would by tender allow free enterprise entrepreneurs to obtain licenses. Point of fact: every urban license in Saskatoon was granted to a company headquartered out of the province. Was this a betrayal concerning the savvy of Saskatchewan entrepreneurs? Doug politely deferred on that question! With this in mind, and based on the fact I am never political, please give some notion to supporting a Saskatchewan-based supplier, and Mr. Reichel would be a good start. He has a great portfolio of wines and selection. If you get a chance, pick up his Melipal Malbec (SLGA and independent retail stores; ~$20–25). It is a unique offering. Garry Findlay is currently the wine director at Waskesui’s Restaurant Pietro, recently awarded “Best restaurant in Saskatchewan for a day trip”. He is also the principal of Wine Ideology, a wine tasting and educational experience in Saskatoon. @WINEideology


Key: $ - meals under $15; $$ - $15–30; $$$ - over $30

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2 private dining rooms . Exceptional service

Jin Jin Dumpling 416 20th St. W. Try the dumplings, scallion pancakes or other items suggested by the owner. Open daily 10:30am–9:30pm. $ Mandarin Restaurant 245 20th St. W. One of the city’s tried-and-true dim sum spots. Order ahead for Peking Duck or dine on fresh seafood. Open Thu–Tue 11am–8pm. $$ Odd Couple 228 20th St. W; oddcouple.ca. Try any suggested wine pairing for the pan-Asian cuisine at this hip spot in Riversdale. Open Mon–Thu 11:30am–2pm, 4:30–11pm, Fri–Sat 11:30am–11pm. $$ Summer Palace 3A 3602 Taylor St. E. The local Chinese community prefers this eatery to all others and it’s no secret as to why. Open Wed–Mon 11am–9:30pm, Sun 11am–8pm. $ Yip Hong’s 3140 Preston Ave. S; yiphongssaskatoon.com. Arrive early on weekends for dim sum: their’s is the best in town. Open Mon, Wed–Sat 11am–10pm, Sat 10am–10pm, Sun 10am–9pm. $$

We’ve taken the comfortable and made it exciting! Open Mon-Wed 11:30am to 10pm, Thu-Sat 11:30am to 12am, Sunday 3 to 10pm

FUN & GAMES Bartari 511 20th St. W; bartari.net. Retro and new

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416 21st Street East . 306.954.4222

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gaming with consoles rented by the hour, plus food and drinks. Open Tue–Thu 5–11pm, Fri 5pm–2am, Sat 11am–2am, Sun 11am–11pm. $ Mana Bar 523 20th St. W; manabaryxe.com. The city's first e-sports bar: video games, arcades, tournaments, plus food and drink. Open Mon–Thu 4pm–midnight, Fri 4pm–1am, Sat 1pm–1am. $$ King Me Boardgamery 527 20th St. W; kingmeboardgamery.com. Monopoly, Carcassonne, Cards Against Humanity, the works. Open Mon–Wed 5–11pm, Thu– Fri 3pm–1am, Sat noon–1am, Sun noon–10pm. $ Pokey's Pinball Café 211B 33rd St. W; pokeyspinball.ca. Dozens of classic pinball selections to tilt. Open Tue–Wed 4–10:30pm, Thu 11am–10:30pm, Fri–Sat 11am–midnight. $

LATIN AMERICAN EE Burritos 5-705 Central Ave.; eeburritos.com.

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Friday night salsa dance parties, pupusas, flautas and the whole enchilada. Open Mon–Thu 11am– 8:30pm, Fri 10am–midnight, Sat 11am–9pm. $$ Las Palapas Resort Grill 901 Victoria Ave.; laspalapas.ca. You’ll find this busy combo restaurant and lounge off Broadway. Open daily 11am–11pm. $$ Picaro 101 20th St. W; picaro.ca. The name means “rogue” in Spanish and they’re all about Mexican flavours with their own twist. Open Sun–Thu 11:30am– 10pm, Fri–Sat 11:30am–midnight. $$$ Saboroso 40-2600 8th St. E; saboroso.ca. AYCE beef, chicken and more roasted on the rodizio. Open Mon–Fri 11:30am– 2pm, 4:30–9pm, Sat 4–10pm, Sun 10:30am–2pm. $$$

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We bake stuff! Gluten-free and vegan-friendly stuff, plus lunches to eat in or to go!

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Angeethi 325 Ave. C S; on Facebook. Lunch and supper buffets, plus Punjabi fare on a detailed menu. Open Wed-Sun 11am–10pm, Tue noon–9pm. $$ Spicy Bite 113 3rd Ave. S; myspicybite.com. Indian buffets for lunch or supper downtown in the Drinkle Building. Open daily 11am–10pm. $$ Urban Spice 50-622 Circle Dr. E; on Facebook. Flavours of Punjab, Mumbai and South India on the menu, plus lunch and dinner buffets. Open Mon–Fri 11am–10pm, Sat–Sun noon–9:30pm. $

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local attractions 00 Accommodations (map 1) 1. Best Western Blairmore (H2; 306 Shillington Cres., 306-242-2299)

2. Best Western Plus East Side (I10; 3331 8th St. E, 306-986-2400)

3. Colonial Square Inn & Suites (I8; 1-1301 8th St. E, 306-343-1676)

4. Comfort Inn (D7; 2155 Northridge Dr., 306-934-1122) 5. Comfort Suites Saskatoon (A5; 203 Bill Hunter Ave. 306-955-6565)

6. Confederation Inn (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. N, 306-242-3297) 9. Four Points Sheraton Hotel (K8; 103 Stonebridge Blvd., 306-933-9889)

10. Hampton Inn (K8; 105 Stonebridge Blvd., 306-665-9898) 11. Hampton Inn & Suites (E5; 110 Gateway Blvd., 306-933-1010)

12. Heritage Inn (E5; 102 Cardinal Cres., 306-665-8121) 13. Holiday Inn Express (map 2, A3; 315 Idylwyld Dr. N, 306-384-8844) 14. Home Inn & Suites (K9; 253 Willis Cres., 306-657-4663) 15. MainStay Suites (E5; 317 Aerogreen Cres., 306-933-2622) 16. Marriott Courtyard Saskatoon Airport (E5; 333 Aerogreen Cres., 306-986-4993) 17. Motel 6 Saskatoon (A5; 231 Marquis Dr., 306-665-6688) 18. Northgate Motor Inn (G7; 706 Idylwyld Dr. N; 306-664-4414) 19. Northwoods Inn & Suites (G7; 610 Idylwyld Dr. N, 306-244-2901) 20. Quality Inn & Suites (E6; 1715 Idylwyld Dr. N, 306-244-5552) 21. Ramada Hotel (F7; 806 Idylwyld Dr. N, 306-665-6500) 22. Refresh Inn & Suites (H8; 1220 College Dr., 306934-5555) 23. Sandman Hotel Saskatoon (D6; 310 Circle Dr. W, 306-477-4844) 24. Saskatoon Inn Hotel (E6; 2002 Airport Dr., 306-242-1440) 25. Riviera Motor Inn (E6; 2001 Ave. B N, 306-242-7272)

26. Staybridge Suites (H9; 1838 College Dr. E, 306-952-4888) 27. Super 8 Saskatoon (D7; 706 Circle Dr. E, 306-384-8989) 28. Super 8 Saskatoon West (G5; 1414 22nd St. W,

306-974-2900)

29. Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon (D6; 106 Circle Dr. W, 306-242-8881)

30. Thriftlodge Saskatoon (E6; 1825 Idylwyld Dr. N, 306-244-2191)

31. TownePlace Suites by Marriott (K9; 247 Willis Cres., 306-952-0400)

32. Westgate Motor Inn (H5; 2501 22nd St. W; 306-382-3722) 1. Delta Hotels Bessborough – Marriott (map 2, E6; 601 Spadina Cres. E, 306-244-5521) 2. Hilton Garden Inn (map 2, C4; 90 22nd St. E, 306-244-2311) 3. Holiday Inn Saskatoon (map 2, C3; 101 Pacific Ave., 306-986-5000) 4. The James Hotel (map 2, E7; 620 Spadina Cres. E, 306-244-6446) 5. Obasa Suites* (3 locations; map 2, B4, B6; map 3, B2; 1-877-996-2272) 6. Park Town Hotel (map 2, B7; 924 Spadina Cres. E, 1-800-667-3999) 7. Radisson Hotel Saskatoon (map 2, E5; 405 20th St. E, 306-665-3322) 8. Hotel Senator (map 2, D4; 243 21st St. E, 306-244-6141) 9. Sheraton Cavalier Hotel (map 2, D5; 612 Spadina Cres. E, 306-652-6770)

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Knox United Church A designated municipal

heritage building that was completed 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. 838 Spadina Cres. E, 306-244-0159. Beaver Creek Conservation Area The BCCA showcases the Meewasin Valley in microcosm and, as a four-season destination, is ideal for a hike close to nature. Visitors can enjoy the site’s four nature trails, though the Interpretive Centre is currently closed for renovations. Open Mon–Fri 9am–5pm. 13km S on Hwy 219, 306-374-2474; meewasin.com/visitors/ beaver-creek-conservation-area. 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. E, 306-244-5521. Canadian Light Source Synchrotron A football field-sized research facility for light optics, particle acceleration and more that is also one of the largest laboratories in Canada. Guided tours (Mon, Wed, Fri 2:30pm) allow the public to see how extremely bright light is used to peer inside matter. 44 Innovation Blvd. (U of S campus), 306-657-3500; lightsource.ca. Dakota Dunes Casino The lone 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 pick-up points citywide. 204 Dakota Dunes Way (20 min. S on Hwy 219), 306-6676400; dakotadunescasino.com. 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 Canada’s 13th Prime Minister, Saskatchewan-born John G. Diefenbaker. Open Mon–Fri 9am–4:30pm. Free admission. 101 Diefenbaker Pl. (U of S campus), 306966-8384; usask.ca/diefenbaker. Forestry Farm and Saskatoon Zoo Open year-round, this designated National Historic Site is home to indigenous plants and animals, plus exotic creatures from similar climates. Open daily 10am–8pm. Off Attridge Dr., 306-975-3382; saskatoon.ca/parksrecreation-attractions. The Marr Residence Found in the neighbourhood of

Nutana, it is the oldest house in the city on its original foundation. Built in 1884 by Alexander (Sandy) Marr, this civic heritage site was used as a field hospital during the 1885 North-West Rebellion and is thought to be haunted. Open for special events on long weekends during the summer. 326 11th St. E, 306-652-1201; themarr.ca. The Prairie Lily From late May until mid-October, this replica sidewheeler plies the river with thrice-daily cruises (save Mondays), with a bonus sunset cruise on Fridays. The boat, which holds up to 102 passengers, passes beneath most of the city’s bridges and offers spectacular views of the downtown. Tickets $26.25. Located by the old Mendel Art Gallery on Spadina Cres. E; 1-888-747-7572; theprairielily.com. Remai Modern Named for city art patron Ellen Remai, this contemporary art gallery on the South Saskatchewan River has three floors of exhibits. The building, designed by Canadian architectural firm KPMB and Smith Carter Architects and Engineers, houses the extensive collection from the old Mendel Art Gallery, and one of the gallery’s goals is to showcase local Aboriginal art within the modern context. Admission $12. Open Tue 10am–10pm, Wed–Sun 10am–5pm. 102 Spadina Cres. E, 306-975-7610; remaimodern.org. 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, the Duke of Connaught. 816 Spadina Cres. E. Saskatchewan Railway Museum A wide collection of engines, passenger wagons and other rolling stock at this seasonal open-air space. Admission: $6 (adults). Open Fri–Sun 10am–5pm. Free admission. 5km S on Hwy 60, 306-382-9855; saskrailmuseum.org. Saskatoon Farmers’ Market Farmers, crafters and other vendors populate the indoor and outdoor stalls with seasonal produce and generous helpings of charm and neighbourliness. Local eggs, meat, fish, veggies, berries, potted plants and more. Open Sat 8am–2pm, Wed/Sun 9am–3pm (restaurants also open Tue–Fri 10am–5pm. 414 Ave. B S; saskatoonfarmersmarket.org. U of S Observatory The observatory facilities (telescopes, other scientific equipment) are available to students and visitors, and is staffed year-round on Saturday nights for public viewing. Call to book a guided tour (306-966-6393). Free admission. Open in August 9:15–11:45pm and September 8:30–11pm. physics.usask.ca/observatory. Ukrainian Museum of Canada Dedicated to the Ukrainian settlers who contributed in large measure to the settlement of the prairies. The museum, which also has an art gallery and gift shop, boasts one of the largest collections of handwoven textiles in the country. Free admission. Open Tue–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 1–5pm. 910 Spadina Cres. E; umc.sk.ca. Wanuskewin Heritage Park The Northern Plains Cree used this site (pronounced Wah-nus-KAY-win; “living in harmony”) for millennia as a gathering and hunting place. Trails wind over more than 6km of parkland. On-site art galleries, a theatre, café serving First Nations cuisine and gift shop. Admission: $10 (adults). Open Mon–Sat 9am–4:30pm. 5km north on Wanuskewin Road; wanuskewin.com. Western Development Museum Go back in time with a visit to 1910 Boomtown. More than 30 buildings— with a general store, blacksmith shop and jail—recreate the scene of a typical prairie town in the early 20th century. One of four such museums province-wide, this WDM has an extensive collection of rare and antique automobiles. Open daily 9am–5pm. 2610 Lorne Ave., 306-931-1910; wdm.ca.

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Top Gun No Longer A Nato training aircraft during the height of the Cold War rests proudly after having served its queen and country for many years Text by Cassandra Bumpus Photo by Amy Thorp It’s hard to miss the airplane mounted outside the Royal Canadian Air Force Association #602 (Lynx) Wing Hall. Located at 2407 Avenue C North, the red aircraft sports the crest of a knight’s helmet of armour with plumage. It has called this location home since 1978 and was placed atop its mount in 1981. Originally, the Canadair T-33 “Silver Star” jet aircraft was used in the 1950s and 1960s to train Nato pilots. Thousands of pilots from Canada, the United States and other allied countries earned “their wings” on the T-33, often called the “T-Bird.” In 1958, Training Command formed the Red Knight program as part of their contribution to the fiftieth anniversary of powered flight in Canada and the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Red Knight was an aerobatic show that operated between 1958 and 1969 using T-33 aircraft painted red. Each year a volunteer instructor pilot was named Red Knight and a backup aircraft and alternate instructor who acted as a commentator were chosen. The Red Knight program performed more than 600 air shows across Canada and the United States during that time.

On August 21, 1963, the first fatal accident in the Red Knight program occurred and was followed by two more in 1968 and 1969. As a result, the program was discontinued in July of 1969. Of the four Red Knight aircraft, two were destroyed in crashes while one is on display at the National Aviation Museum in Ottawa and the other is here. Saskatoon’s T-Bird No. 21630 flew a total of 160 shows between 1966 and 1967. When the Red Knight program ended, the aircraft was stored in Hangar #6, an ex-World War II pilot training station, at the Saskatoon Airport until members of #602 (Lynx) Wing became interested in acquiring it. They were able to purchase it from the Crown Distribution Centre on the condition that the aircraft be used for static display only. As a precaution, the engine and instruments were removed and the main spar was cut making the T-Bird unserviceable. A dedication ceremony was held on November 1, 1981. The plaque on the base reads “…in honour of those gallant flyers of yesteryear and those who fly today in the air element of Canada’s armed forces—with special thoughts to those who sacrificed their lives.”

A view of one of the country’s last remaining RCAF T-33 “Red Knights”, on display at RCAF Association #602 (Lynx) Wing Hall on Avenue C N in the Airport Industrial area.

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August/September 2018: The Extreme issue!  

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August/September 2018: The Extreme issue!  

Activities of every description to get the adrenaline flowing in Saskatoon! Plus: a gut check on health; a couple of Saskatoon foodies, thei...

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