CITY LIFE STYLE
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JUNE 2013 ISSUE 11 VOLUME 1
ONE SUPER SUMMER! THE CLASSY CHASSYS AND LOTS MORE FRIVOLITY AT THE CITY’S TOP FESTIVALS
WHERE THEY SHOP, WHAT THEY WEAR, HOW THEY HANG
KIDS WITH REAL PRIDE
HERE’S TO BEING COOL WITH WHO YOU ARE AT ANY AGE
FINE FOOD IS HIS MILIEU
WECZERIA FOOD & WINE CHEF TODD CLARK: A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
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Same-same, but Different Text by Paul Miazga Photo by Greer Tilford Hardcourt bike polo, or cycle polo, is a new take on an old game: it was invented in Ireland in the late 19th century by retired cyclist Richard J. Mecredy. The use of bikes (instead of horses) instantly made the game more accessible and democratic, and versions of his early idea are now played in nearly 20 countries worldwide, including Canada. The game has yet to really catch on in Saskatoon, but it does have its adherents. One of them is landscaping contractor Greg Rooke, who’s been playing bike polo here for close to four years.
“I like it because the rules are simple, and it’s a challenge to control the bike with one hand and the ball and mallet with the other,” Rooke says. One of about 12 active bike polo players in the city at present, he and his friends play twice a week on a hockey rink in Riversdale.
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The rules for bike polo are much like actual polo: two teams (made up of three to five players a side) try to outscore their opponents by striking a ball with a mallet into the opposing goal. Games typically end when one team scores five goals, and to make play more challenging on two wheels (vs. on four legs), players who let their feet touch the ground must retreat to the halfway line before returning to the action. The game demands speed, balance, a helmet, clip-less pedals and bikes with short frames (to make manoeuvering easier). Catch bike polo action in town this June 15–16 in Optimist Park (Avenue I and 19th Street) as local players host the city’s first-ever such tournament (matches start at 11am). Teams from across Western Canada expected to compete. Viewers and new players are encouraged to attend.
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Music in Saskatoon: A Harbinger of Good Things to Come
Going back in time a century, to the city’s last big boom, you’d probably find things rather similar to the way they are today. It was a great time to be alive. From 1910–1913, Saskatoon’s population mushroomed from just a few thousand souls to tens of thousands. Many of the city’s historic landmarks—the Drinkle Building, the Avenue Building and the Canada Building, various churches and others—date from this period. The Saskatoon Public Library was founded in 1913. Along 21st Street East (from the CNR Train Station— today’s Midtown Plaza—to 4th Avenue near where the Delta Bessborough Hotel stands today), new hotels had sprung up (among them the Hotel Senator—the oldest surviving hotel from that era). Beneath many, speak-easys opened to offer live music and billiards to local gentlemen (ladies weren’t allowed in bars then). Downtown was rocking. That boom eventually faded, but a new one is underway, and the city is once again rocking. While much has changed in the last 100 years, the city’s love of music and festivals remains. That love centres on the Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival (in the Bessborough Hotel Gardens, various other venues; June 21–July 1), but there’s so much more happening this summer besides.
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In June alone we have local talent competition The Duo—comparable to TV’s The Voice (the finale goes June 20 at TCU Place), the Saskatoon Pride Festival (various venues; June 8–15), a version of SXSW—the tech/ music conference called MoSo Fest (various venues; June 13–15), National Aboriginal Day (celebrations at Wanuskewin Heritage Park; June 21–23) and even a staging of Georges Bizet’s classic Carmen by the Saskatoon Opera (at the Remai Arts Centre; June 13–22). It’s all about celebrating, as each event becomes a focal point in the city for hanging out with friends and family. The party starts in June and continues into July, which will bring us Macbeth and A Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, an expanded Ness Creek Festival (at Big River, SK, where flow photographer Patricio del Rio is the official photographer), another colourful River Lights Festival and much more. In August meanwhile we await the PotashCorp Fringe Theatre Festival, the Saskatoon Exhibition and Folkfest and myriad others. [For detailed information, see our summer festival and events preview on pp 8–15.] And if music speaks to the current boom, the same can be said about the impressive list of new eateries that have opened recently (p.25). In short, if the city’s current economic boom has anything in common with what’s happening in town this summer, the city will be rocking once again! Make this summer one for the ages, full of fun and great memories. In other words, plan accordingly!
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CITY LIFE STYLE
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2013 FESTIVAL & EVENTS PREVIEW
JUNE 2013 ISSUE 11 VOLUME 1
Prepare now for a rocking summer By Paul Miazga
ONE SUPER SUMMER! THE CLASSY CHASSYS AND LOTS MORE FRIVOLITY AT THE CITY’S TOP FESTIVALS
BE YOURSELF, WHOEVER YOU ARE FASHIONISTAS’ FAVOURITES
WHERE THEY SHOP, WHAT THEY WEAR, HOW THEY HANG
KIDS WITH REAL PRIDE
HERE’S TO BEING COOL WITH WHO YOU ARE AT ANY AGE
FINE FOOD IS HIS MILIEU
WECZERIA FOOD & WINE CHEF TODD CLARK: A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
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Princesses and Queens show their pride By Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz
HAVE SKILLS, WILL TRAVEL Todd Clark finds his metier at Weczeria Photos by Patricio del Rio
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A Broadway Bash with Lots of Panache
As city hotspots go, Weczeria Food & Wine on Broadway Avenue takes top billing among many city residents owing to its artful presentations of food and wine. In a city with fast food restaurants galore,
Weczeria [that’s vuh-CHERRY-ah] offers Saskatoon a welcome retreat from the mainstream. Similarly, as city networking events go, Freeflow Thursdays by Mane Productions provides the perfect antidote to mundane, sit-down affairs where conversation lapses and time seems to drag. Instead it’s all about mixing with fun, like-minded people with whom it’s easy to start a conversation that could lead to a new business venture, job offer or just a wonderful new friendship! The most recent Freeflow Thursdays event in May joined forces with yet another chic local venue to provide a free and enticing evening of food, beverages, music and lively discussion. Party organizer Mandy Pravda (Mane Productions) and Weczeria owner Dan Walker presided over one of the most anticipated social mixers of the year thus far. With Charly Hustle on the decks and Bacardi providing a refreshing welcome cocktail of spiced Oakheart Bacardi rum
with ginger ale, guests found room to mingle and sample some delicious foods provided by the house. At the bar were bowls of “root” chips featuring beet, carrot, parsnip and potato, while further inside the tastes developed with the likes of a spring salad of garden-fresh vegetables and a berry vinaigrette; pulled pork perogies with sour cream; parmesan gnocchi with bacon, tomato and red pepper salsa; and, Moroccan-spiced prawns with a spicy mayo dip. Josh Klingenberg of Pilot Productions again documented the evening and its attendees, with one highlight being the presentation of a pair of Tacori earrings valued at $100 given away by GMG Jewellers to one lucky winner—Carla Welter of The Trading Post! To open the summer season, Beily’s Ultralounge will host the next installment of Freeflow Thursdays by Mane Productions on Thursday, June 6, so mark your calendar and visit picatic.com in order to reserve your free spot today! Don’t miss out on Saskatoon’s best new networking and socializing event! Get involved now!
At left: Carla Welter and Bruce Garman (both of The Trading Post) enjoy the evening at Weczeria Food & Wine. Carla was the lucky winner of a pair of earrings given away by GMG Jewellers at the event.
1. Kyle Chatterson (Concorde Properties), Josh Opheim (RBC Dominion Securities) and Aaron Rowlatt (MGI Securities). 2. Mandy Pravda (Mane Productions), Robert Gudjonson (GMG Jewellers) and Cassandra Elek (GMG Jewellers). 3. James Glennie (Saskatoon Community Wind), Matt Ramage (Matt Ramage Photography) and Aqeel Wahab (blaqmap). 4. DJ Charly Hustle. 5. Chelsea Fleishhacker (Saskatoon Teachers Federation), Leisha Grebinski (CBC Saskatoon) and Alisha Edgelow (CBC Saskatoon). 6. Event attendees with Paul Miazga (FreshWest Media/flow magazine). 7. Darron Taylor (International Labour Centre), Nesrine Tarchoun (University of Saskatchewan) and Mete Balam (Aero-Photo). 8. Rachel Friesen and Wanthy Mendez (both Masala Talent).
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shopping What to Get Dad for Father’s Day (June 16, 2013) Garden Architecture & Design (315 Ave. A South, 306-651-2828) Save the folding lawn chairs for the lake and treat dad to some comfy patio furniture that’s meant for putting your feet up. www.gardenarchitecture.ca Premium Home Leisure (101 Idylwyld Dr. South, 306-955-5466) Hot tub? Foosball table? Maybe you’ll enjoy using either as much as (or even more than) dad, but any excuse to come over and spend time with him is a good one. www.premiumhomeleisure.com Weber Barbecue Shop (1905 Quebec Ave., 306-665-0800) The world’s best barbecue for the world’s best dad. www.weberbbqshop.com
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Ingredients Artisan Market (618 2nd Ave. North, 306-668-9463) Scotch whiskey or a broodingly rich California cab-sauv by Charles Smith? Treat the old man to one of many unique finds at this bright little shop. www.ingredientsartisanmarket.com Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut (107-1526 8th St. East, 306-652-0909) A chocolate tool set might not be of too much help in the garden, but it will sweeten his day. www.bernardcallebaut.com Early’s Farm & Garden Centre (2615 Lorne Ave., 306-931-1982) Whatever else dad might need to help him work in the garden, find it here. www.earlysgarden.com
flow magazine’s “Wow-factor Women” contest:
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The Holiday Inn Rewards a Deserving Winner
“Wow-factor Women” contest winner McKenzie Mitchell accepts a gift certificate from Brent Andrew, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for P.R. Hotels Ltd., at The Hub at Holiday Inn downtown on May 16. McKenzie, a high school teacher and first-time mom, will enjoy a weekend stay at the Holiday Inn. Her wife Sally described McKenzie in nominating her as having “un-mentionable courage” and someone who inspires others through her life and work. Congratluations to McKenzie and to our other winners, Kailee Price and Marie Lovrod!
n. Muzyka (Ukrainian)
The art of arranging sounds, usually those of voices or instruments, so as to create a desired effect.
UKRAINIAN MUSEUM OF CANADA 910 Spadina Cres. East 306 244 3800 Visit the Galleries and Gift Shop Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am-5 pm and Sunday from 1-5 pm
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feature June 12-15
SaskTel Saskatchewan June 21- Jazz Festival July 1 www.saskjazz.com
Saskatoon Pride Festival June 8-15
July 10Aug. 25
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
SUMMER EVENTS PREVIEW July 18-21
Here it comesâ€Ś The biggest lineup of summer festivals and events the city has ever seen! We spent months thinking about this feature and it gave us fits when we started to realize all the amazing stuff happening in and around Saskatoon during June, July and August: music, concerts, theatre, opera, culture, sports, the lot. The following pages contain a short-list of whatâ€™s on this summer. We have everything you need to know about events that, in our opinion, you simply cannot and should not miss.
Ness Creek Music Festival www.nesscreek.com
Aug. 1-10 PotashCorp Fringe Theatre Festival www.25thstreetheatre.org
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The city’s premier music event centres on the TD Mainstage in the Bessborough Hotel Gardens, though free performances will go daily at the PotashCorp Club Jazz in Friendship Park (south of 19th
7:30pm; $60); and, City and Colour (06.27, 8pm; $60). Closing out the festival will be Michael Franti & Spearhead with London funk legends The Herbaliser (pictured) (06.30, 6pm; $55). www.saskjazz.com
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The Duo (finale) More stars will be born during this, the fourth year of The Duo talent competition organized by live music bar StaQatto (410 21st St. East). Those good enough to impress the judges and audiences (2012 winners Josh Palmer and Kirby Criddle are pictured) will hope to survive the quarter-finals (7:30pm, June 5–6) and semifinals (June 12) at the Broadway Theatre. Just 10 lucky finalists will get to perform before a packed house at TCU Place (35 22nd St. East). Ticket prices tba. www.theduo.ca
St. along the river) and across the downtown. Headlining performers include: Ziggy Marley (June 23, 6pm; tickets $55); Serena Ryder (06.24, 7:30pm; $35); Herbie Hancock (06.26,
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OTHER EVENTS 8 June Green & White Day Saskatchewan Roughrider training camp in Saskatoon kicks off with a scrimmage game to see who’s really ready for the big time. At Griffiths Stadium (College Dr. east of Cumberland Ave.) www.riderville.com 8–9 June Saskatoon Blitz Comic and Geek Culture Convention Dust off the C3PO costume, get a weekend pass ($50) and enjoy. At the Saskatoon Inn (map 1, p. 32). www.saskblitz.com 13–22 June Carmen. The Saskatoon Opera presents this timeless classic by Georges Bizet. 7:30pm; tickets from $30. At the Remai Arts Centre (100 Spadina Cres. West). www.saskatoonopera.ca This innovative conference and festival will cover web marketing, startups, music, mobile apps and social media by day, and a music lineup by night featuring The Deep Dark Woods (pictured) and dozens of other acts. At The Refinery (607 Dufferin Ave.) and other local venues. Priority passes: $65 (access to all music and conference events). mosoconf.com
MoSo Fest MoSo Fest closes out with John K. Samson with the Young Benjamins and The Karpinka Brothers. 7pm; tickets $25 at the door. At the Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.)
National Celebrations Aboriginal Day
18–21 July Back to Batoche Days Take part in four days of Métis and First Nations celebrations, with a traditional pow-wow, dance and the Voyageur Games. At Batoche National Historic Site (40 min. north on Hwy 11). www.backtobatoche.org
PotashCorp Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan Fri
21 Experience First Nations song, dance, costumes, foods and more during celebrations to mark this symbolic day. Various venues will take part, among them Batoche National Historic Site and Wanuskewin Heritage Park.
The Wanuskewin Days Cultural Celebrations & Pow-wow (June 21–23) will have traditional dances, drumming circles and pow-wows. Free admission. At Wanuskewin (5 min. north on Wanuskewin Road). www.wanuskewin.com
Theatre and performers for children from across North America and around the world perform for kids in various venues downtown. Prices differ for events and venues. Single-day wristband passes ($6.30) allow the wearer to take part in fun activities at the festival site in Kiwanis Memorial Park. www.potashcorpchildrensfestival.com
Pride Festival The city’s LBGT community comes out to celebrate tolerance and openness. Parade downtown goes June 15 (starts 1pm), party to follow in Victoria Park (map 2, p. 33). Various venues, including Diva’s Night Club (220 3rd Ave. South, alley entrance). www.saskatoonpride.ca 2013 JUNE
feature Ness Creek Music Festival
Music by dozens of artists and bands from all over, including Saskatoon band The Classy Chassys (pictured on the cover), plus small-town charm and a back-to-nature approach that all form part of this engaging festival set in northern Saskatchewan. Event attendees are encouraged to pitch their tent and sleep on the festival grounds, which provide a truly one-of-a-kind setting in the northern boreal forest. There’s a little something for everyone at Ness Creek, not just music-lovers, with activities for families with small children, nature enthusiasts and budding musicians alike. Nearby lakes also provide a welcome soak on hot days. Four-day festival passes $123.50; individual day passes $50 (Thursday), $60 (Friday), $70 (Saturday) and $30 (Sunday). Near Nesslin Lake, SK (2.5 hours north on Hwy 922, east of Big River, SK). www.nesscreek.com
(Ness Creek Society)
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01 Canada Day celebrations!
Free entertainment, plus food concessions, beer gardens and fireworks. Festivities start at noon in Diefenbaker Park (map 1, p. 32). Fri26-
River Lights Festival & Watercross Nationals Check out passive and active river-based events, including a paddle-board race, water sport demonstrations and a dusk tour on the river with boats decorated in lights, including Shearwater Tours’ Saskatoon Princess (pictured). Most events centred on River Landing (map 2, p. 33). www.riverlightsfestival.ca
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OTHER EVENTS 1–7 July Dakota Dunes Casino Open Golfers compete for the $150,000 total prize purse at this PGA Tour Canada event. At Dakota Dunes Golf Links (20 min. south on Hwy 219). www.dakotadunes.ca 11–14 July Craven Country Jamboree Rev up the Winnebago and motor home to “the world’s greatest country music festival.” Get there early and enjoy the likes of Kenny Chesney, the Dixie Chicks and Tim McGraw. Weekend passes at the gate: $225. At Craven, SK (2 hours south on Hwy 11). www.cravencountryjamboree.com
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Great Elizabethan theatre since 1985 at this beloved festival boasting local and national talent in contemporary productions of one tragedy and comedy per year (for 2013: Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors). Matinées 1pm (tickets $25) and evening shows 7:30pm (from $28). Along the river just south of the Mendel Art Gallery (map 2, p. 33). www.shakespeareonthesaskatchewan.com
Opening June 14, 2013
“An Art at the Mercy of Light:” Recent Work by Eli Bornstein
An exploration of sensory experience through the work of a celebrated Saskatoon artist. Eli Bornstein has been one of the province’s influential artists for more than 50 years.
Shaping Saskatchewan: the art scene 1936—1964
The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941—1960
The Tragically Hip The legendary Ontario
band returns. 7:30pm; tickets from $25. At Credit Union Centre (3515 Thatcher Ave.) www.creditunioncentre.com
Highlighting an important period in this province’s artistic development.
A comprehensive exhibition of Canada’s foremost avant-garde movement whose luminaries included Jean-Paul Riopelle and Paul-Émile Borduas. Image: Wynona Croft Mulcaster, A Little Road in France (detail), 1959, watercolour on paper. Collection of the Mendel Art Gallery. Gift of John and Diane Dalzell 2011.
14 KISS The rock legends don’t stop. 7:30pm;
tickets from $20. At Credit Union Centre (3515 Thatcher Ave.) www.creditunioncentre.com
23 Steve Earle and The Dukes 8pm; tickets
sold out. Dakota Dunes Casino (At Whitecap; 20 min. south on Hwy 219). www.dakotadunescasino.com
14 Paul McCartney Live in the flesh! 8pm;
tickets from $40. At Mosaic Stadium (Regina, SK). www.ticketmaster.com 2013 JUNE
The Saskatoon EX Rides, games and more from noon–midnight (from 3pm Aug. 6). Daily admission: $15/adults; $11/11–15 years; <10 free with a paying adult. Free live music daily at the SaskTel Grandstand, incl. The Offspring (Aug. 8) and Great Big Sea (Aug. 9). At Prairieland Park (503 Ruth St.) www.saskatoonexhibition.ca
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OTHER EVENTS 2–4 August Meewasin River Cinema in the Park Free movies under the open skies starting at sundown. Put on by the Meewasin Valley Authority. At Friendship Park (map 2, p. 33). www.meewasin.com 18 August Selena Gomez 7:30pm; tickets from $50. The Latin American actress and singer performs a one-off concert. At Credit Union Centre (3515 Thatcher Ave.) www.ticketmaster.ca
Folkfest Myriad cultures are represented in this beloved, citywide showcase of foods, music, national dress and dance from nearly 30 ethnic groups. The Folkfest passport ($15; available at all pavillions, Safeway and Mac’s locations) is good for the entire festival. Various locations, including Prairieland Park (503 Ruth St.) www.saskatoonfolkfest.ca
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23–25 August Rock 102 Cruise Weekend Stroll through the downtown and ogle more classic and antique cars than you can shake a stick at. From 11am–6pm daily. cruise.rock102rocks.com 24 August Ukrainian Day in the Park Put on your best vyshyvanka (embroidered shirt) and enjoy all things Ukrainian at this celebration of Ukrainian culture on Ukrainian Independence Day. From noon–8pm. At Victoria Park (map 2, p. 33). www.ucc.sk.ca
Broadway district comes alive at its signature summer event. Top-notch theatre performances daily, plus buskers, art sales on the street, food concessions, a mini-market and lots of surprises. Various venues, including l’École Victoria School (639 Broadway Ave.); showtimes and ticket prices vary. In the Broadway district (map 2, p. 33). www.25thstreettheatre.org
PotashCorp Fireworks Fri30Sat31 Festival This thunderous and visually spectacular two-day event begins each night after sundown. The fireworks displays can be seen equally well from both sides of the river near the Traffic Bridge. Leave the car at home (parking is a nightmare) and take public transit or walk to enjoy this spectacle. At River Landing (map. 2, p. 33). saskatoonfireworksfestival.ca
Prairie Sun Orchard Gourmet Ice Cream
All-natural, real ice cream using fruit from our own orchard! TASTE SASKATCHEWAN! Available at: • Prairie Fare @ River Landing • Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Fashionistas Discuss Their Favourite Things
Saskatoon hums with amazing music, culture and fashion, but to find those amazing pieces that help to bring out your personality you need to speak
a lot about who you are. If you love what you wear and feel good, your personality shines through! Now that is style!
to real people who know the city inside and out. And we did. We present 12 city personalities from all walks of life who, no matter what the trend of the
season happens to be, know that being an individual is the first priority and that where you to go to find clothes (for a night out or for casual day wear) says
Jill Bogan Text by Mandy Pravda Photos by Mark Tiu Photography except Tamsen Rae (Erin Crooks) Shot on location in downtown Saskatoon.
This ever-smiling lady can be spotted working at The Spadina Freehouse and The Boffins Club. Age: 24 How would you describe your style? Turbo find. The key is that each piece of my wardrobe can go with whatever I grab. Favourite outfit? Easy! My shorts and Star Trek shirt . Favourite place to shop in Saskatoon? I frequent Fly Channel Fashion on Broadway. They have super funky stuff.
Favourite accessory? My Half United necklace. Favourite pair of shoes? I love my leopard flats. Which store in Saskatoon has the best finds and original pieces? I highly recommend Flashback Clothing Collective on 3rd Avenue. The woman who owns it has great taste in fashion. Favourite music genre? Electric gangster rap. I am not sure why! What festival do you most look forward
Jon Dee Roo This guy has his hands in many pots when it comes to work with Saboroso, Captive Audience and Impact Construction. Age: 27 How would you describe your style? Anything that fits well and doesn’t make me look like a complete schmo. Favourite accessory? I don’t normally wear accessories, but I rock the shades and boy do I have a variety! Favourite pair of shoes? I have a great pair of sneakers from Aldo. Which store in Saskatoon has the best finds and original pieces? Winners. They have great men’s wear. Value Village if I am looking for something
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really unique. Favourite spot to dance and enjoy yourself? I only dance in my back yard! Favourite music genre? Electronic house music or hip-hop. To someone who has never been to Saskatoon, where would you recommend they check out? Beily’s Ultralounge. It has an energetic atmosphere and their demographic is broad, so a little something for everyone. Favourite summer activity? Bocce ball on the beach. Favourite place in the world? Bare Ass Beach right here in Saskatoon! I am a sun guy, and I love to be outside as much as possible.
to in Saskatoon? I like so many but The Jazz Festival is by far my favourite. To someone who has never been to Saskatoon, where would you recommend they check out? I have a couple places, but Amigo’s and the Spadina Freehouse are definitely tops. Favourite summer activity? Volleyball! We have great courts in Saskatoon and to me it’s a good social hour. Favourite place in the world? Marine Lake right here in Saskatchewan.
Josh Olsen This stylish gent can be found at Affinity Credit Union or at the Guess store in Midtown Plaza. Age: 26 How would you describe your style? My style has always been preppy and chic. Favourite outfit? A casual blazer, jeans and a T-shirt. Basically, what I am wearing now! Favourite place to shop in Saskatoon? Mint Fashion Company on Broadway Avenue. They are always helpful and I never leave empty-handed. Favourite accessory? Oh, my Guess watch for sure. Or can I say cell phone? Favourite pair of shoes? My boat shoes. They go with everything and I can walk for miles in them. Which store in Saskatoon has the best finds and original pieces? Anthonys Fashion for Men on 1st Avenue downtown. Favourite spot to dance and enjoy yourself? The Spadina Freehouse. They always have a good variety of live music and a great area for dancing! Favourite music genre? Alternative, but I am really open to most genres. This is why Saskatoon is an amazing place to be a music lover! What festival do you most look forward to in Saskatoon? The Jazz Festival! The lineup this year looks amazing! To someone who has never been to Saskatoon, where would you recommend they check out? I would recommend 6Twelve in the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel. Great staff, food and it is cozy chic. Favourite summer activity? Drinking on a rooftop patio!
Katy Lonsdale This pretty lady rocks it downtown at American Apparel Age: 23 How would you describe your style? Thrift hunter style: sometimes I have a super 90s hip-hop feel going or hobo chic. Favourite place to shop in Saskatoon? Value Village without a doubt. I couldnâ€™t have my look without that store! Favourite accessory? My eagle necklace. I love eagles and itâ€™s an original piece. Favourite pair of shoes? Combat boots for sure. Favourite spot to dance and enjoy yourself? StaQatto Lounge downtown beneath Tusq. They host Flat Black Plastic evenings with DJs The Gaff and Charly Hustle. What festival do you most look forward to in Saskatoon? The Jazz Festival! The best live music can be found during this festival. To someone who has never been to Saskatoon, where would you recommend they check out? Sushiro on Broadway. They have the best sushi hands down. Favourite summer activity? I love drinking on a patio with my friends and enjoying the afternoon.
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Dylan Lambi-Raine This funky fresh and always perky gal can be found at the Spadina Freehouse making everyone feel welcome. Age: 21 How would you describe your style? I guess I would call it “Ugly Chic.” I have such unique pieces that when I put them together this is what I get! Favourite outfit? I throw on black J brand jeans and a fresh vintage top for my everyday look. Favourite place to shop in Saskatoon? Dutch Growers is a gem for not only flowers but clothes too! Favourite accessory? Bangles! I love all types and styles! Favourite pair of shoes? I have an epic pair of brown Trapper boots by Steve
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Madden that I love. Which store in Saskatoon has the best finds and original pieces? Flashback Clothing downtown has amazing oneof-a-kind vintage clothing. Favourite music genre? Electro swing tunes are always playing in my ears. What festival do you most look forward to in Saskatoon? I love the music played during The Jazz Festival, and the people that come out for it are amazing. To someone who has never been to Saskatoon, where would you recommend they check out? Right now my favourite place would be The Rook & Raven. Favourite place in the world? Tallinn, Estonia, on the Baltic Sea. It’s a whole other world.
A trendy young man and highly visible as the assistant visual manager at the Guess store downtown. Age: 21 How would you describe your style? I love to be trendy. I wear what’s in and give it a unique twist. Favourite outfit? Believe it or not, a tank top, jeans and a pair of Toms. Favourite place to shop in Saskatoon? The Guess store, probably because I am the first to see the gems that come in! Which store in Saskatoon has the best finds and original pieces? Value Village always has great items and Anthonys Fashion for Men never disappoints me. Favourite spot to dance and enjoy yourself? Divas downtown. You can always find great music and amazing, welcoming people. Favourite music genre? I love Top 40 pop. What festival do you most look forward to in Saskatoon? The PotashCorp Fringe Festival. The street comes alive and there is so much to take in! Where is your favourite place to listen to local live music? Lydia’s Pub on Broadway, which doesn’t just do live music, they have poetry too. To someone who has never been to Saskatoon, where would you recommend they check out? I would send them to Flint Bistro Saloon on 2nd Avenue downtown. It’s relaxing and trendy. Favourite summer activity? Relaxing with my friends by tanning on the beach down by the river.
Passionate and driven, this freelance makeup artist has a tremendous eye for style. Age: 29 How would you describe your style? My style is pretty basic. I don’t consider myself overly trendy—I don’t try to be anyway. I wear what I love and most pieces are fairly timeless. Favourite outfit? My go-to look is jeans and a tank top with a light jacket if it’s breezy and a light dress if it’s hot outside. Comfort is essential. If you don’t feel good, you’ll probably express it whether you mean to or not.
Favourite place to shop in Saskatoon? I hit up Value Village sometimes twice a week. Favourite accessory? Right now I love love love my giant silver eagle with a snake in its talons pendant on a chain on another chain necklace. Favourite pair of shoes? Cowboy boots for sure. Which store in Saskatoon has the best finds and original pieces? Alchemy on 2nd Avenue for really unique and edgy clothing and accessories. Favourite spot to dance and enjoy yourself? Cheesetoast on 7th Avenue for karaoke on Thursdays.
I’m kidding! I don’t dance. Favourite music genre? Lately a lot of current Indie Rock like Alt J, the XX, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hallerado and Vampire Weekend. What is your favourite Saskatoon music festival? I always enjoy the Blues Festival. It’s the one festival I always attend. To someone who has never been to Saskatoon, where would you recommend they check out? Lepps on 3rd Avenue is a good time for metal shows. Favourite place in the world? I love Bali, Indonesia. The friendliest people in the world live there. It’s truly a beautiful place in so many ways.
Jeremy Sehn A fun-loving young man who’s currently managing The Boffins Club at Innovation Place, but you will soon see him at Mano’s on 8th. Age: 23 How would you describe your style? I always dress business casual. I don’t think my closet consists of anything but. Favourite outfit? I tend to stick with dress plants or slacks, dress shirts and some cute shoes. Favourite place to shop in Saskatoon? I normally shop at Mexx and Winners. Good men’s stores are hard to come by. Favourite accessory? I love ties. There are so many fun, different ones! Favourite spot to dance and enjoy yourself? Spadina Freehouse is the best
place to go for a night of dancing. Favourite music genre? I love indie pop. It’s feel good music. What festival do you most look forward to in Saskatoon? The Jazz Festival. I always try to go to as many shows as possible—there are so many artists! To someone who has never been to Saskatoon, where would you recommend they check out? Head to Broadway for an adventure. There are so many really cool places to visit throughout the night. Favourite summer activity? I love running. Summers are meant to be enjoyed to the fullest. Favourite place in the world? Montreal. The culture is amazing, as is the shopping!
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With downtown as his stomping ground this fella can be found at Flint Bistro Saloon and American Apparel. Age: 23 How would you describe your style? I would call it classic with a rock twist. Favourite outfit? I tend to throw on a crew neck sweater, jeans and a pair of my Brogue shoes. Favourite place to shop? American apparel. I love what the brand stands for. Favourite accessory? I have a simple gold bracket that never comes off. Favourite pair of shoes? My Brogue shoes for sure. Which store in Saskatoon has the best finds and original pieces? Luna & Hill is by far my favourite and carries really original pieces.
Favourite spot to dance and enjoy yourself? I rock it at the Spadina Freehouse fairly often. Favourite music genre? You will find a lot of R&B/hip-hop on my iPod. What festival do you most look forward to in Saskatoon? The Jazz Festival. There are many that happen in Saskatoon to enjoy though. To someone who has never been to Saskatoon, where would you recommend they check out? Well, my favourite nights start at Flint Bistro Saloon and end at the Freehouse. Favourite summer activity? I can honestly say sitting in air conditioning. Favourite place in the world? Sydney, Australia. It is surrounded by water and has a great feel to it.
Heather Morrison You can tune in to hear this on-air personality at Magic 98.3FM. She is also an actress who recently starred in a local production of Gordon Portman’s Comfort. Age: 27 How would you describe your style? I would say very thrown together; comfy and casual. My first thought when I am getting dressed is, “Can I bike in it?” Favourite outfit? Cute dresses that cinch at the waist and flow at my knee line, paired with cute heels. I have to add that, depending on my mood, yoga wear often takes the lead in my favourites. Favourite place to shop in Saskatoon?
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I normally find myself going to Mint Clothing Company on Broadway or making my way downtown to Luna & Hill. The customer service at both these boutiques is friendly and so helpful, and I always find something that suits me! Favourite accessory? My bicycle! Favourite pair of shoes? My brown leather riding boots that my bestie bought for me! They are stylish and my feet love them! Which store in Saskatoon has the best finds and original pieces? Value Village, of course! Favourite spot to dance and enjoy yourself? Amigo’s Cantina. They have a great variety of musicians that come
through there. Favourite music genre? I would say indie rock, though I tend to like variety in my ears. What festival do you most look forward to in Saskatoon? I am sure everyone says the same, the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. To someone who has never been to Saskatoon, where would you recommend they check out? Tonight It’s Poetry at Lydia’s Pub. It has a unique atmosphere and great local people. Favourite place in the world? Right here in Saskatoon. I love my home and this city is filled with the things that make me happy.
This fashionista is part of the 6Twelve Lounge crew in the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel. Age: 29 How would you describe your style? I rock the vintage trendy combined from what’s closest on the floor. Favourite outfit? I love jewellery, shorts, vintage T-shirts and a pair of kick-ass boots. Favourite place to shop in Saskatoon? I love online shopping combined with items from Value Village. Favourite pair of shoes? My Jeffery Campbell boots. I can’t take them off even when sleeping. Which store in Saskatoon has the best finds and original pieces? Flashback
Clothing Collective. The owner is a vintage collector and has some amazing pieces. Favourite music genre? Electronic dance rap. What festival do you most look forward to in Saskatoon? The Saskatoon Fashion & Design Festival! I love local designers and collections. To someone who has never been to Saskatoon, where would you recommend they check out? I would say start at 6Twelve Lounge for drinks and dinner. Head to Tusq/StaQatto Lounge for the Duelling Pianos show and finish the evening at Diva’s. Favourite summer activity? Cycling by the river. Saskatoon has beautiful trails to enjoy.
Donna Hackman A lady who knows trends, she is the proud owner of Mane Attractions hair salon. Age: Let’s keep the mystery. How would you describe your style? I tend to stay on the casual-classy side of fashion. Favourite outfit? A nice T-shirt, a dressy jean pant and casual shoes. Favourite place to shop in Saskatoon? The Guess store. They have the style I like but there I can also step outside my usual style with some really crazy pieces. Favourite accessory? I love rings and I can’t leave the house without them! Favourite pair of shoes? I have these cute ankle high boots with a bit of a heel I tend to wear all the time. Which store in Saskatoon has the best finds and original pieces? Sandbox in the City on Broadway. They have so many cute outfits and the ladies there are very helpful. What festival do you most look forward to in Saskatoon? The Jazz Festival is by far the one I look forward to most. They have so many amazing artists that come here! To someone who has never been to Saskatoon, where would you recommend they check out? I really enjoy the live music at Buds on Broadway.
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Stay close to everything at the new Holiday Inn Saskatoon downtown. Guests will enjoy being based at this enviable location: it’s mere steps away from concert hall and convention centre TCU Place and shopping at nearby Midtown Plaza. In the hotel, sleek ground-floor restaurant/bar The Hub (pictured) offers a cozy meeting place for food or drinks. The Holiday Inn Saskatoon (101 Pacific Ave., 306-986-5000). Go online for rates and vacany information. www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/ en/saskatoon/yxeid/hoteldetail
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For guests needing more space and privacy than you can provide, OBASA Suites rents expansive executive suites at points across the city. Among them: “Rivers Edge” in suburban Silverwood; “The Broadway” with views overlooking the river; and, The Rumley Distinctive Lofts (pictured) in the Warehouse district: 16’ ceilings, modern furnishings and 1,800 sq ft of living space. The Rumley Distinctive Lofts (managed by Obasa Suites; 224 Pacific Ave., office: 306-931-1700). Contact the office for rates and availability. www.obasasuites.com
Darryl Petersen and Lola Poncelet are the proprietors of Ninth Street Bed & Breakfast, a cozy spot just blocks from the river in Nutana (and not far from Broadway). This charming couple known for their cooking skills have hosted friends and family of folk music icon Joni Mitchell and guests from far and wide in their funky, three-bedroom residence. Ninth Street Bed & Breakfast (227 9th St. East., 306-244-3754). Visit the website for rates and vacany details. www.bbcanada.com/ninthstreet N.B. For open-minded guests who don’t mind roughing it, check out www.couchsurfing.com.
Be a Princess, Be a Queen or Anything in Between: Just Be Yourself “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.”
– Lady Gaga
Text by Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz Photo by Hamilton Photographics Clothing: Melissa Squire Stylist: Chelsey Gruza Queens: Foxy, Roxy and Coco Princesses: Jesta, Collette and Rainbow Princesses’ hair and makeup: Sara Whyte (Alchemy Salon) and Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz (Vamp Makeup)
Inspired by the Saskatoon Pride Festival (June 8–15, 2013), local fashion industry mavens recently collaborated on a Pride Awareness Campaign. “I’m disappointed and saddened by the constant stories of bullying and discrimination in the news,” says fashion designer Melissa Squire. “We wanted to do something to promote a positive message about being yourself, no matter what others think or say.” So Squire, along with her business partner at Alchemy Clothing & Salon, hairstylist Sara Whyte, set about doing just that. Together with local fashion industry professionals, they worked with drag queens and “princesses” from the community to share their message. “Our queens Foxy, Roxy and Coco are friends of Alchemy,” says Whyte. “We are so pleased that they joined
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us for this project! The princesses Jesta, Collette and Rainbow are also friends of the Alchemy and participate in our fashion events.” The outfits worn by the queens and princesses were made by Squire. The queens did their own hair and makeup to reveal their true on-stage character. “The effort and talent that goes into drag makeover is phenomenal,” says Hamilton. “Some people who have seen the photo don’t realize that that they are looking at three drag queens. They thought they were looking at three really fabulous women.” For their part, the princesses got help from Alchemy Salon, Chelsey Gruza and me. We all had a blast getting the princesses ready! “They each made up their own princess name and were
all so excited to be part of this,” says Gruza. And the message? It’s not just about being gay or straight. As the mother of beautiful little girl, and as someone who works in an industry with major diversity, I want everyone around me to celebrate who they are, whoever that may be. I want Rainbow to grow up in a world where she feels that she can be herself without worrying about being judged. We want that for everyone. Saskatoon’s Pride Festival will involve various activities throughout the week. Mosaic—an art and fashion show on June 12—will feature work by local artists and designers including Melissa Squire. For more information, visit the Saskatoon Pride Festival page on Facebook and “Like” it!
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• 6 Russet potatoes, washed and scrubbed • 125g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated • 2 eggs • 2 tbsp vegetable oil • 3 cups flour
• Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish: • chorizo sausage • zucchini • fresh and sundried tomatoes • shallots (cut into 1cm dice)
Gnocchi with chorizo, zucchini, sundried tomatoes & shallots By Todd Clark Text by Paul Miazga Photos by Patricio del Rio (Conscious Studios) From Regina to Weczeria via Paris and Vancouver, Todd Clark comes to Saskatoon full of fresh ideas and an ingrained love of produce that’s in season. He’s a French-trained chef with ideas and talent to match his youthful good looks. A graduate of the prestigious Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, Clark spent six years working at various Michelin-starred restaurants in France where he perfected the art of braising, sautéing, reducing and stuffing the likes of game meat, truffles, frog legs and more. He may be just 31, but he’s a seasoned chef with a world of experience behind him. In Saskatoon, where he ended up at Weczeria Food & Wine almost by accident in December (he intially came just to visit his sister), his French pedigree becomes readily apparent when pairing food with wine. Such expert knowledge and deft handling of produce of every description makes him a natural addition to the city’s burgeoning dining scene. Try his version of gnocchi with chorizo, zucchini, sundried tomatoes and shallots. As for what wine would go best with this savoury dish, simply stop by for a moment and ask him.
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For the gnocchi: Using a small knife, prick the potatoes all around and bake in a 375°F (180°C) oven for 30 minutes. Once baked, slice in half, scrape out the cooked potato and either mash thoroughly or blend in a food processor. Combine the potato mash with Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Whisk together eggs and 1 tbsp vegetable oil and add to potato mixture. Add flour in thirds until well combined then roll out into long thin ropes and cut into desired size and shape. Blanch the gnocchi in salted boiling water for 2–3 minutes, then remove and allow to drain. Toss with small amount of vegetable oil to prevent them from sticking. Heat remaining 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan and sauté gnocchi until crispy and golden. In a separate pan, add the chorizo and cook for 1 minute before adding the zucchini, fresh and sundried tomatoes, and shallots. Once the zucchini and shallots are lightly browned, add them to the gnocchi. Plate and garnish with fried parsley and chive oil. Serves 2. Bon appétit!
Taste of Saskatchewan
Growth, and Then Some
July 16–21, 2013 This is the event for foodies in the summer: the annual Taste of Saskatchewan Festival in Kiwanis Memorial Park (south side of the Delta Bessborough Hotel). More than 30 confirmed restaurants, more than 50 local bands will take to the festival stage. About food tokens: $2.50 each (liquor tokens: $5.50/ea.); combination platters typically require 2–3 tokens; and, tokens can be used on any day of the festival.
Text by Paul Miazga For Saskatoon, the growth is unprecedented: five new restaurants and two cafés have opened across the downtown and in Riversdale over the past month. If ever anyone needed evidence of the city’s continuing boom, they need only walk a few short blocks to find it. In the past year, diners have already witnessed the launch of a State & Main franchise at River Landing, not to mention the Woods Ale House and Woodfire Grill along 2nd Avenue. To that has now been added Congress Beer House (215 2nd Ave. South, 306-974 6715; previously Scratch nightclub) and upscale New Orleans-styled eatery Bon Temps Café (at #223, 306242-6617). Check out the gorgeous lighting, which emphasizes the glimmer of its brass-paneled ceiling. Joining them downtown are Café Noir (157 2nd Ave. North, 306-249-2554; just around the corner from Cupcake Conspiracy) and Honey Bun Café (#167A 2nd Ave. South, 306-665-9901; replacing Strongfield’s Coffee). Suddenly, Starbucks and Tim Horton’s have some competition to contend with.
Festival site opens daily from 11am–9pm. Free valet bike parking (operated by the Saskatoon Cycles association; found at the 20th Street entrance into the festival site). Drink and eat responsibly. www.tasteofsaskatchewan.ca
Riversdale, heart of the city’s Chinese community, has three new restaurants (to go with the two that opened in 2012), all within mere steps of each other. Head to Avenue C South near The Hollows to find classic Szechuan and Cantonese fare at Brothers Restaurant (325 Ave. C South, 306-649-8888) and Lin’s Kitchen (at #316, 306-244-1330)—a true hole in the wall just two doors down from Lam Trieu Phat (at #320, 306-384-6696), blending Vietnamese and Chinese. Not bad for a district that many still consider “run down.”
The air is rife with talk of a new concept restaurant from Hanosh Dubash, executive chef at Brazilian
steak-house Saboroso, coming soon to the old Royal Bank building next to The Odeon concert hall. Meanwhile, Pakistani restaurateur Afzal Rana is set to open a second location of his popular Spicy Bite buffet restaurant on 3rd Avenue South in the 101-yearold Drinkle Building. Rana will be adding South Asian flavours to the same strip of the downtown already served by Thai/ Chinese lunch spot Red Pepper, Thien Vietnam and Mediterranno, where owner Brian Bain has almost completed renovations to his Greek/Italian/French dining room that will also boast an espresso and pizza bar.
And in case anyone hasn’t noticed, a frozen yogurt war is about to start as locals such as Chill, Yogurt Temptation and others battle with the likes of heavyweight brands Pure, Menchies and Tutti Frutti. Best of all, insiders suggest the growth has real permanence to it—that sufficient demand is there to satisfy the new additions—and maybe even attract more pedestrian traffic to the city centre (it could use more). In short, suddenly the downtown has myriad dining options; enjoy some new eats in “Saskaboom.”
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Arrive early for the goods Yip Hong’s Dim Sum Get here early on
weekends to avoid the lineups for their dim sum, which many say is the best around. $$ Open Mon–Fri 11am–10pm, Sat 10am–10pm, Sun 10am–9pm 1501 8th St. East, 306-956-3375 Genesis The crab Rangoon and succulent lemon chicken here are to die for. $$ 901 22nd St. West, 306-244-5516 Oriental Aroma Just opened near a 7-11. $$ 928 8th St. East, 306-477-7757 Szechuan Kitchen A busy eatery in Nutana. $$ 835 Broadway Ave., 306-664-8668; szechuankitchen.ca Nisen All-you-can-eat sushi downtown. $ 240 22nd St. East, 306-653-8188
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Samurai True Japanese teppan yaki—with all the flair—in the Delta Bessborough Hotel. $$$ 601 Spadina Cres. East, 306-683-6926 Sushiro Broadway’s best for sushi and eclectic Japanese fare. $$$ 737B 10th St. East, 306-665-5557; www.sushiro.com Seoul Korean kimchee and table-top barbecue with all the trimmings. $$ 334 20th St. West, 306-6522310; www.seoulsaskatoon.com
For olives, pinchos and more Duck Duck Goose Tapas Bar The only
place in town to get Spanish tapas. $$ Open Mon–Fri 4pm–midnight, Sat 11am–midnight 616 10th St. East, 306-649-3825; http:// duckduckgoosetapas.com St. Tropez Bistro A charming family-run spot. $$$ 238 2nd Ave. South, 306-652-1250; www.sainttropezbistro.ca German Concordia Club Schnitzel and struedel on the edge of town. $$ 160 Cartwright St., 306-2446869; www.saskatoongermanculturalcentre.ca
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Il Salici Ristorante Rustic Italian fare at the Willow’s Golf Course. $$ 382 Cartwright St., 306-956-1100; www.willowsgolf.com Mediterranno Two-for-one pizzas on Thursday nights. $$ 119 3rd Ave. South, 244-4777; www.mediterranno.com
Truffles Bistro French dining at its finest. $$$ 230 21st St. East, 306-373-7779 Two Gun Quiche House The story behind the name is as cool as the food. $ 35 20th St. West, 306-380-5209; on Facebook: Two-Gun-Quiche-House Touch of Ukraine Hearty Ukrainian standards in the buffet (perogies, cabbage rolls, etc.) $ 2401D 22nd St. West, 382-7774
Salsa the night away EE Burritos Start and end your Friday night
here with salsa (the sauce and the dance). This spot was also recently featured on TV. $$ Open Mon–Thu 10am–9pm, Fri 10am–2:30am, Sat 11am–9pm 102 Ave. P South, 306-343-6264; www. eeburritos.com Amigo’s Cantina Mexican food by day, live music by night. $$ 806 Dufferin Ave., 306-652-4912; www.amigoscantina.com
Las Palapas Resort Grill Some go for the food, but everyone returns for the atmosphere. $$
La Bamba Café Nothing loco about this place except how busy it gets. $$ 3-1025 Boychuk Dr., 306-2422622; www.labambarestaurant.ca
Saboroso Reserve well ahead of time to enjoy skewers of juicy beef Brazilian-style. $$ 340-2600 8th St. East, 306-249-4454; www.saboroso.ca
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Museo Coffee European-styled cafés at the
Mendel Art Gallery and on Broadway. $ Open daily 9am–6pm Two locations: 950 Spadina Cres. East; 730A Broadway Ave., 306-651-3933; www.museocoffee.com City Perks Recently renovated, always buzzing. $ 801 7th Ave. North, 306-664-2060; www.cityperks.ca Collective Coffee It’s the place to meet and chill in Riversdale. $ 220B 20th St. West; on Facebook: CollectiveCoffee Underground Café Tasty panini and semi-secluded outdoor space. $ 430 20th St. West, 306-370-7963; on Facebook: theundergroundcafe430
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Earth Bound Bakery and Deli A top city
bakery with scrumptious sammys and soups. $$ Open Tue–Sat 8am–5pm (or til they sell out) 220-1820 8th St. East, 306-955-2184; earthboundbakery.blogspot.ca
Caffé Sola Sunny space with Mediterranean-inspired lunches. $$ 38 23rd St. East, 306-244-5344; caffesola.ca Christie’s Il Secondo Tasty baked goods and light lunches. $$ 802C Broadway Ave., 306-384-0506; on Facebook: Christies-Il-Secondo d’Lish by Tish Café A sublime hideaway in the Broadway district. $ 702A 14th St. East, 306-6525483; on Facebook: livingdlish The Griffin Takeaway Unbeatable takeaway options for baked goods or lunch. $$ 10-33118th St. East, 306-933-3385; www.thegriffintakeaway.com JaKe’s on 21st Busy downtown lunch spot. $$ 307 21st St. East, 373-8383; www.jakeson21st.ca
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Mogul Divaan This Pakistani spot produces
a delicious buffet fresh daily and strictly adheres to old family recipes in all dishes. $ Open Tue–Sat 11:30am–10pm, Sun 11:30am–9pm 2115 22nd St. West, 306-343-5005; www.moguldivaan.com India Palace A welcome stop for curry or chapatis on the city’s east side. $ 5-1501 8th St. East, 306244-6777; indiapalacesk.com The New Taste of Bombay Hard to beat their southstyle Indian and Sri Lankan buffet. $ 415 Circle Dr. East, 306-664-8989; newtasteofbombay.ca Passage to India Simple and satisfying Indian food. $$ 440 2nd Ave. North, 306-477-7164
Spicy Bite Nice Pakistani mains and desserts. Opening a second location downtown. $ 4-3401 8th St. East, 306-373-4747; www. myspicybite.com Taj Mahal The best in Saskatoon for decades. $$$ 5-157 2nd Ave. North, 306-978-2227; www. tajmahalsaskatoon.ca
“Bangkok, an oriental city...” Tue-Sat 11:30am-10pm Sunday 11:30am-9pm 2115 22nd St. West
Royal Thai Nobody can beat this Thai
eatery for curries, noodle dishes and other spicy standards. Fresh and authentic. $$ Open Mon–Sat 11am–9pm, Sun 4–9pm 2-325 3rd Ave. North, 306-244-8424; www.come.to/RoyalThai Golden Pagoda The coconut chicken soup is legendary. $$ 411 2nd Ave. North, 306-6689114; www.goldenpagoda.ca Keo’s It’s a treat to feast on Lao, Thai and Cambodian food all in one spot. $$ 1013 Broadway Ave., 306-652-2533 Lien Thanh A charming old couple are hosts at the quaintest little hole in the wall around. $ 311 Ave. A South, 306-933-4299
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Saigon Rose A long-time staple among fans for their spring rolls and noodle bowls. $ 69 24th St. East, 306-242-1351 Sawadee Bistro Expect great service, lots of spice and a culinary taste adventure. $$ 101-129 2nd Ave. North, 306-652-5367 Spicy Garden Cheap, flavourful eats in a strip mall. $ 1501 8th St. East, 306-373-8585; www.spicygarden.ca
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of Afghan cuisine. Go for a sit-down meal instead of just a grab-and-go kebab. $ Open Mon–Sat 11am–10pm 3-100 2nd Ave. South, 306-477-2255 Mardi Gras Grill Cajun and creole po’ boys with gator meat, fried green tomatoes seafood etouffé. $$ 239 Idylwyld Dr. South, 306-382-1795; on Facebook: mardigrasgrillrestaurant Lebanese Kitchen Great falafels, hummus and tabbouleh, but also meat pies (fatayer) and more. $ 1206 Emerson Ave., 306-242-8892 Konga Café The place to go for classic Jamaican jerk chicken or banana fritters. $ 204 Ave. H North,
306-244-7867; www.kongacafe.com Saba’s African Cuisine Use the bread, called injera, and with your hands scoop up spicy servings of delicious Ethiopian/Eritrean food. $$ 901 22nd St. West, 306-933-4447 The Woods Ale House Craft beers from micro-brewery Paddock Wood, plus eats and live music. $$ 148 2nd Ave. North, 306-652-5883; www.woodsalehouse.com
Out in the countryside 12 Grill Regal dining and chaffeured limo service. $$$ At Greenbryre (just south of Boychuk Dr. off Hwy 16), 306-373-7600 ext. 3; www.twelvegrill.com Calories A tasty local standard. $$$ 721 Broadway Ave., 306-665-7991; www.caloriesrestaurants.com The Ivy Dining and Lounge Hidden away in the city’s warehouse district. $$$ 301 Ontario Ave., 384-4444; www.ivydiningandlounge.com Rembrandt’s Edwardian décor, attentive service, delicious food and the city’s deepest wine list. $$$ 243 21st St. East, 306-244 8555; www.rembrandts.ca Tusq Tasting menus and tempting meat ideas. $$$ 416 21st St. East, 306-244-8877; www.tusq.ca Weczeria Food & Wine Chef Todd Clark, a Cordon Bleu graduate, has found his metier. $$$ 820 Broadway Ave., 306-933-9600; www.weczeriarestaurant.ca
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Winston’s English Pub More than 120 bottled
and draught beers on tap in the Hotel Senator. $$ Open Mon–Sat 11am–2am, Sun noon–1am 243 21st St. East, 306-374-7468; www.winstonspub.ca
10-3311 8th St. E
2nd Avenue Bar & Grill Get hopping once the work day ends. $$ 123 2nd Ave. South, 306-244-9899; www.2ndavegrill.com Flint Saloon Great cocktails, and charcuterie for those feeling peckish. $$ 259 2nd Ave. South, 306-651-2255; flintsaloon.com The James Hotel Lobby Bar Refined cocktails, atmosphere and décor. $$$ 620 Spadina Cres. East, 306-244-6446; www.thejameshotel.ca Spadina Freehouse Gluten-free pizzas, lots of space and good music on weekends. $$ 608 Spadina Cres. East, 306-668-1000; www.thefreehouse.com The Yard & Flagon “Obscene Poutine” and draught beer. $$
718 Broadway Ave., 306-653-8883; www.theyardandflagon.ca
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food+drink Top Five Local Sausages for the Summer Grill 1. Wild boar sausage (Golden Prairie Wild Boar Meats; www.wildboarmeat.ca) If you dig on swine, you might never try sausage better than this in your lifetime.
2. Polish ham sausage (Maggie’s Sausage House & Deli; on Facebook: Maggies-Sausage-HouseDeli) This Polish artisan features dozens of sausages and cured meats, but these long links are his best.
3. Weisswurst (Emco Finer Foods; www. emcofinerfoods.com) Thick, tasty, simple. 4. Homemade smokies (Maggie’s Sausage & Deli) Another must-try item from this shop. 5. Bison salami (Summit Meats; www. summitmeats.com) Marinate these in a light
Dutch-style pilsner and broil rather than grill.
Top Five Eateries You’ve Never Heard of, Part 2 1. Diane’s Kitchen (1517 11th St. West, 306244-3663) Unknown except to local sports fans frequenting nearby Gordon Howe Park.
2. Ricebowl Fusion (516 33rd St. West, 306-9332889) If you’ve missed this spot not far from the SIAST Kelsey campus, that’s your bad.
3. Thai Lotus (3322 Fairlight Dr., 306-343-8424) Tucked away in a stripmall by Fairhaven Bowl, just south of 22nd Street West.
4. David’s Restaurant (294 Venture Cres., 306664-1133) Authentic German cooking in the city’s northern industrial area.
5. Touch of Ukraine (see listing p. 31) The hours
here are really limited (open Wed–Fri 11:45am– 2pm and 4:30–7:30pm), but it’s worth a visit.
The Food Guy
Peasants Making Do: Ice Wine Owes its Due Text by Michael Tory
A funny thing happened last Tuesday… Ever had the feeling you’ve forgotten something? That maybe there might be something else that you should be doing at a particular moment other than happily prancing down 3rd Avenue whistling Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits? In the normal course of things, arriving too late to even get into Oblivion starring Tom Cruise (for which I’d already bought the tickets and had been waiting for an hour) would be enough for me to just give up but no, these weren’t worthless tickets—they deserved to be used—and the ensuing, later viewing of Iron Man 3 would prove to be my redemption! And, as ever, that made me think about wine! It has always taken a huge amount of care and attention to grow enough bunches of any particular type of grape for there to be at least some juice good left to make one decent bottle of wine. This is what every wine maker now, and throughout the history of wine, has striven for. The constants, throughout history, have not only been the pressures of expectation and delivery, but also the respect for knowledge, experience and ownership. Occasionally, this dedication has had unexpected consequences. In the late 18th century, some say in 1775, a young German monk was carrying a message from a vineyard owner named Heinrich von Bibra to the vine growers working for him in the Rhine region, growing Riesling grapes. The message, put simply, was to go ahead and harvest his grapes, something they would only do once they had his permission. Along the way, though, the young monk was robbed and didn’t arrive until three weeks later to deliver that message. By then, the grapes were deemed unacceptable, useless and rotten with a grey mould (botrytis) on them, so they were given to Now I like gourmet 100-mile-diet hamburgers, sushi sandwiches and gluten-free pizzas made with organic quinoa flour as much as the next guy, but as far as I’m concerned, food trucks don’t belong in downtown Saskatoon.* *—except in a few select spaces. You see, here’s the real problem: Saskatoon has a parking problem. The downtown needs more parking spaces, yet some existing ones are underutilized. And it just so happens that in areas where city parking meters earn little or nothing, few if any restaurants exist. Coincidence? Opportunity!
So there’s been a lot of talk about food trucks in the media lately, and in case you missed the memo, some people in town really like the idea of food trucks—those often-eclectic mobile kitchens—even on major downtown streets.
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Think about a few spots: along 1st Avenue north of 24th Street; in the cul-de-sac off Spadina Crescent at the base of the Broadway Bridge; south of 25th Street near the Star Phoenix building. These areas are tailor-made for food trucks; this is where they belong. If introduced into the city centre, food trucks tend to add to traffic congestion and can even impede the flow of traffic. If food trucks are going to work in Saskatoon, they should be kept away from the downtown core, River
the peasants. Peasants, as peasants do, made the best of their gift of “garbage” and transformed the grapes into sweet dessert wines now known as “Spätlese” (“late harvest” wine), Sauternes and ice wines. In some cases, being late isn’t so bad. Try these in Saskatoon: Late Harvest Torreon de Paredes, Chile $12 (SLGA) Le Dauphin de Guiraud, France $33 (Ingredients Artisan Market) Inniskillin Niagara IceWine, VQA Canada $50 (Ingredients or SLGA) Michael Tory is a professional sommelier and the Ingredients Artisan Market Wine Guy. He has written for Wine Spectator and CellarTracker.com. Landing, the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market and other such places where there’s lots of empty space. Food trucks have become successful in Calgary because city mayor Naheed Nenshi helped champion the creation of designated areas for vendors, such as in Prince’s Island Park and site of many summer festivals. In the downtown core just south of the park, they don’t appear. Period. The idea in Regina, which currently allows food trucks in the heart of the city near malls and hotels, won’t fly in Saskatoon and shouldn’t be allowed to take off. Food trucks have their place, and Saskatoon should include plans to accommodate them near the new police station north of 25th Street, and as part of the re-development of Kinsmen Park for starters. These areas will soon need more food vendors, and the city can earn revenue sooner from business taxes and food truck licensing fees paid years before traditional eating establishments would otherwise appear (and begin paying in). To me the whole debate would be easily settled if we handled food trucks like seeds when guerilla gardening: scatter them in a few obvious places away from your garden and see if they take root.
MEAT, SEAFOOD, ETC.
Photo by Ryan Grainger (Sly Photography)
Hearty but healthy Woodfire Grill Veteran Chef Matt Schryer’s
tasty, 100% gluten-free menu continues to win over diners downtown. $$ Open Mon–Sat 11am–1am, Sun noon–10pm
152 2nd Ave. South, 306-653-7437; on Facebook: WoodfireGrillDowntownSaskatoon Carver’s Steakhouse Steaks and specialty wines in the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel. $$$ 612 Spadina Cres. East, 306-652-8292; www.carverssteakhouse.ca The Granary Look for the mini grain elevator to find prime rib and a fresh salad bar. $$ 2806 8th St. East, 306-373-6655; www.thegranary.com Fuddrucker’s A fixture among city burger joints. $ 2910 8th St. East, 306-934-2637; www.fudds.ca Jerry’s Food Emporium Big breakfasts, Italian gelato and artisanal burgers. $ Two locations: 1115 Grosvenor Ave., 306-373-6555; 844 51st St. East, 306-974-6777; www.jerrys.ca/home.shtml Gibson’s Fish and Chips English-style fish and chips (with brown vinegar) for more than 30 years. $$ 1501 8th St. East, 306-374-1411 Joey’s This Calgary chain has weekly AYCE specials on fish and shrimp. $$ 101-2100 8th St. East, 306343-5639; www.joeys.ca Red Lobster The North American standard for fish, seafood and big portions. $$ 2501 8th St. East, 306-373-8333; www.redlobster.ca Kelly’s Kafé Nothing but home-cooked goodness for cheap. $ 2520 Jasper Ave., 306-374-7525 Park Café As classic a diner experience as it gets. $ 512 20th St. West, 306-652-6781; parkcafe.ca Aroma Mediterranean-inspired dishes, plus cheap pints and pizzas on Wednesdays. In the Radisson Hotel. $$ 405 20th St. East, 306-667-2358; www.radisson.com The Great North American Grill Local produce served up in style at the Hilton Garden Inn. $$ 90 22nd St. East, 306-667-5300 The Hub The place for food or drinks before or after an event at TCU Place. In the Holiday Inn. $$ 101 Pacific Ave., 306-986-5000 Mano’s on 8th Greek accents to classic North American dining. $$ 200-1820 8th St. East, 306955-5555; manos.ca Saskatoon Station Place Unique dining in two old rail passenger wagons. $$ 221 Idylwyld Dr., 306-244-7777; saskatoonstationplace.com
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PUBLIC GOLF COURSES 1. Dakota Dunes Golf Links (18 holes/par 72); clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant. Host of the CPGA Dakota Duners Casino Open (July 1-7). At Whitecap (20 min. south on Hwy 219), 1-877-414-4653; www. dakotadunes.ca
2. Greenbryre GCC Under reconstruction; re-opens in 2014. Home to 12Grill restaurant. At Greenbryre (0.5km south of Hwy 16 at Boychuk Dr.), 306-374-4774; www.greenbryre.com
3. The Legends GCC (18/72); clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant.
Regular tournaments. At Warman (415 Clubhouse Blvd., 15 min. north on Hwy 11), 306-931-8814; www.golfthelegends.com
4. Moon Lake GCC (27/72); clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant. At Moon Lake
(15 min. south on Valley Road), 306-382-5500; www.moonlakegolf.com
5. The Willows GCC (36/72); clubhouse, pro shop, conferencehosting facilities. Home to Il Salici restaurant. 318 Cartwright St., 306-956-1100; www.willowsgolf.com
Public courses (6) Holiday Park GC*, 27/72, 306-975-3325;
(7) Silverwood GC, 18/54â€“par 3, -3314; and, (8) Wildwood GC, 18/69, -3320; pro shop, restaurant/snack shop (*-licensed). Book tee-times online: www.saskatoon.ca/go/golf.
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on the city’s natural and cultural heritage. Interactive displays, an art gallery, gift shop and information on other city attractions. Open Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, weekends and holidays 10:30am–5pm. 402 3rd Ave. South, 306-665-6888; www.meewasin.com.
Ukrainian Museum of Canada Dedicated to the Ukrainian settlers who contributed to the development of the prairies. Displays of embroidery, wood carvings, decorated Easter eggs and ceramics. Open Tue–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 1–5pm. 910 Spadina Cres. East, 306-244-3800; www.umc.sk.ca.
St. John’s Anglican Cathedral Saskatoon’s first Anglican cathedral incorporates brick, Tyndall stone and terra cotta in an unornamented neo-Gothic style. Its cornerstone was laid in 1912 by then Governor General Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. 816 Spadina Cres. East., 306-242-5146. Saskatchewan Railway Museum A wide collection of engines, passenger wagons and other rolling stock at this seasonal open-air space. Just south on Hwy 7 on the Pike Lake Road (Hwy 60), 306-382-9855; www.saskrailmuseum.org
Wanuskewin Heritage Park The Northern Plains Cree have used this site (pronounced Wah-nus-KAY-win; “living in harmony”) for thousands of years as a gathering and hunting place. Trails wind over more than 6 km of parkland area rich in archaeological findings. The interpretive centre features galleries, a theatre, 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; www.wanuskewin.com
The University of Saskatchewan The U of S has many 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 U of S alumni who have won the prize. www. usask.ca/visit/destinations.php.
Western Development Museum Go back in time with a visit to the WDM’s 1910 Boomtown. More than 30 buildings recreate the scene of a typical prairie town in the early 20th century. Restaurant, gift shop and banquet facilities. Open Tue–Sun 9am–5pm. 2610 Lorne Ave., 306-931-1910; www.wdm.ca.
The ‘Tragic’ Bridge Text by Adina Applebum
Photo by Hillary Simon-Worobec
With a perhaps lesser-known history of nautical disaster, the better-known debacle that is now the partially demolished Traffic Bridge has become something of a local sore spot. Considering its rather sordid history, which includes a dramatic prairie ship wreck, numerous costly repairs and a ridiculously expensive set of decorative lights; some might even call it The Tragic Bridge. Less than a year after it opened, on June 7, 1908, the bridge became the site of Saskatoon’s only shipping disaster, when a steamboat called the SS City of Medicine Hat crashed into one of the bridge’s piers and sank. Captained by an ambitious Scotsman named Horatio Hamilton Ross, the ship was to sail from Medicine Hat to Winnipeg with passengers made up mostly of his family, friends and a small crew. Major flooding had brought high, fastmoving waters on the South Saskatch-
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ewan River that spring and Ross, in an attempt to safely maneuver the ill-fated boat under the bridge, let off his passengers just before reaching the Grand Trunk Bridge (today known as the CNR Bridge). He lowered the ship’s smokestack and attempted to steer his way under the then newly constructed Traffic Bridge. Unfortunately, the flooding had obscured telegraph wires submerged just below the surface of the water. The ship’s rudder became entangled, rendering the vessel impossible to steer. The ship lurched and struck the south-most pier of bridge [where Rotary Park is today]. Thankfully, perhaps due in part to the foresight of the captain, no lives were lost. This accident, once hailed as the “Greatest Nautical Disaster in Prairie History,” marked the end of steamboat traffic on the river.
Nearly one hundred years later, divers with the Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services discovered a large kedge anchor during a routine training dive. The anchor, presumed to be from the wreckage, is now on display beneath the Traffic Bridge at River Landing. In September 2008, a small film crew consisting of director Leanne Schinkel, producer Nils Sorensen and editor Corby Evenson recorded a five-day excavation led by archaeologist Butch Amundson. Amundson and his recovery crew found more than 1,000 pieces from the wreck in the river, including ceramics, metal parts and tableware. The artifacts were found approximately eight metres down in a sandy layer of river bottom. The feature-length documentary entitled The Last Steamship: The Search for the SS City of Medicine Hat, was released in 2010. Recently the City of Saskatoon has expressed plans to replace the Traffic Bridge with a modern steel truss design that closely resembles the original. Hopefully this marks a positive new life for Saskatoon’s beloved and arguably most romantic bridge.
flow can be found at these important hubs and a host of fine city businesses listed below: SASKATOON DIEFENBAKER INT’L. AIRPORT (YXE) LOUNGES & RESTAURANTS 12 Grill 2nd Avenue Grill Afghan Kabob & Donair Amigo’s Cantina Bliss Fine Food Broadway Café Christie’s El Secondo Ding Dong Duck Duck Goose Earl’s EE Burritos Flint Saloon Genesis Gibson’s Fish and Chips Golden Pagoda The Great Canadian Bagel Co. The Hollows The Hose & Hydrant Hudson’s Taphouse Il Salici/The Willows India Palace JaKe’s on 21st Jerry’s Food Emporium The Keg Lounge Keo’s Konga Café La Bamba Café Las Palapas Resort Grill Lebanese Kitchen Lien Thanh Mandarin Restaurant Mano’s Restaurant & Lounge Mardi Gras Grill Mediterranno Meg’s Restaurant
THE MENDEL ART GALLERY Mogul Divaan Montana’s Noodle King & Ice Cream Queen O’Shea’s Irish Pub Otowa Park Café Passage to India Poached Breakfast Bistro Prairie Harvest Prairie Ink Red Pepper Rock Creek Tap & Grill The Rook and Raven Royal Thai Saba’s African Cuisine Sabaroso Saigon Rose Saskatoon Asian Saskatoon Station Place Sawadee Bistro Seoul Souleio Spadina Freehouse Spicy Bite State & Main Sushiro Taste Legend Taverna Thien Vietnam Truffles Bistro Tusq/StaQatto Two Gun Quiche House Weczeria Food & Wine Winston’s English Pub The Wok Box Woodfire Grill
PARKS, OUTDOOR SPACES & HISTORIC SITES Beaver Creek Conservation Area The BCCA showcases the Meewasin Valley in microcosm and contains one of the few uncultivated short-grass prairie sites in the province. Four nature trails, Interpretive Centre, washrooms. 13 km south on Hwy 219, 306-665-6888; www.meewasin.com Cosmopolitan Park Great views of the downtown from this park below Saskatchewan Crescent East. During spring and fall migration, songbirds fill the area, while nesting birds shelter in the dense canopy of Saskatoon berry bushes, willows, dogwood and chokecherries. Signage shows how the city’s downtown has developed. Diefenbaker Park Diefenbaker Park overlooking the river features picnic tables, barbeque pits and an 18-hole disc golf course. Canada Day fireworks are best viewed from here. Also within the park is the city’s first cemetery, the historic Nutana Pioneer Cemetery.
THE TWO TWENTY CO-WORKING SPACE The Woods Ale House The Yard and Flagon Yip Hong’s Dim Sum
Booster Juice locations Broadway Roastery Broadway Roastery on 8th Café Noir Caffé Sola City Perks Christies Il Secondo Collective Coffee d’Lish by Tish Café Earth Bound Bakery & Deli Grandma Lee’s locations Honey Bun Café Tastebuds The Underground Café
Backside Board Shop Better Off Duds Broadway Shoe Repair The Clothes Café Dena’s Durand’s Era Style Loft Escape Sports Foster’s Shoes Hats & That La Vie Lente Fashion Boutique long tall sally Luna+Hill Manhattan Casuals Mint Fashion Company Modern Dame Boutique
SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET Momentum locations Outter Limits Pedestrian Shoe Fitting Centre Sandbox in the City Swank Shoe Lounge Tonic locations Willey’s Jewellers
aka gallery Art Placement Gallery Broadway Theatre Darrell Bell Gallery Diefenbaker Canada Centre Persephone Theatre Productions Centre 914 Rouge Gallery Roxy Theatre Tourism Saskatoon Ukrainian Museum of Canada void gallery Western Development Museum
HOTELS & INNS
Best Western Harvest Inns Comfort Inn Comfort Suites Days Inn The Delta Bessborough Hotel Four Points Sheraton Heritage Inn The Hilton Garden Inn The Holiday Inn Saskatoon The Holiday Inn Express The James Hotel Obasa Suites The Park Town Hotel
Marr Residence Set in a leafy neighbourhood on the city’s east side, the Marr Residence is the oldest house in Saskatoon on its original foundation. Built in 1884 by Alexander (Sandy) Marr, the home served as a field hospital during the 1885 North-West Resistance. 326 11th St. East, 306-652-1201 Meewasin Park Located in the city’s north-west, Meewasin Park has a large playground, barbeque pits, picnic tables, a shelter with washroom facilities and a canoe launch. Parking is accessible from Spadina Crescent. The Mendel Riverbank and Island Sanctuary Relax here and enjoy the sights and sounds of the South Saskatchewan River. During summer, beavers, ducks, geese and pelicans can often be seen from the lookout point and ferry dock. Shearwater Tours (1-888-747-7572; www.shearwatertours. com) operates river cruises from here. River Landing This city focal point uniquely combines a meeting
THE MEEWASIN VALLEY VISITOR CENTRE The Radisson Hotel The Ramada Hotel The Sandman Hotel The Saskatoon Inn The Hotel Senator The Sheraton Cavalier Super 8 Motel Saskatoon Super 8 Motel Saskatoon West The Travelodge
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space, an outdoor amphitheatre and children’s water play area. In summer, prairie-themed food and treats are sold at the pavilion. Rotary Park Rotary Park, made of reclaimed riverbed, is well-known for its public tennis courts and groups practicing tai chi or yoga. The Peace Prayer Pole, part of a 160-country network supported by the UN, bears the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in Cree, English, French and Japanese. Saskatoon Natural Grasslands Located on Konihowski Road near the Forestry Farm Park, the SNG is a unique urban park that shelters nearly 200 species of plants, 25 kinds of butterflies, plus a variety of native birds and animals. Victoria Park A multi-use park with a playground, picnic tables and popular Lions Skateboard Park. It is also home to Riversdale Pool (public swimming) and the Boathouse, which houses canoeing, kayaking and rowing clubs. Parking is accessible from Avenue H South.
Forestry Farm Park and Saskatoon Zoo Open yearround, this designated National Historic Site is home to indigenous plants and animals, plus exotic creatures from similar climates. Call for tours (306-249-1315). Off Attridge Dr., 306-975-3382; www.saskatoon.ca/go/zoo. Gabriel Dumont Park Gabriel Dumont Park is named for one of the Métis leaders of the North-West Resistance of 1885. The park includes a natural prairie ecoscape as well as a children’s play village, picnic tables and washrooms. Parking is accessible via Saskatchewan Crescent West. Kiwanis Park & Vimy Memorial Bandshell The Vimy Memorial Bandshell, south of the Bessborough, honours WWI veterans, while a large fountain just north of the hotel remembers those who died in WWII. Elsewhere the park pays tribute to local broadcaster Denny Carr (1939–1999) and Canada’s first Governor General of Ukrainian descent, Raymond Hnatyshyn (1934–2002).
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