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RING IN THE NEW YEAR! FUN EVENTS FOR THE KIDS BEFORE CHRISTMAS 07 SCYAP: GIVING YOUNG ARTISTS THEIR SPACE 12

GET INTO HOLIDAY MODE: IDEAS FOR GIFTING, GOING OUT & PARTYING ON 16

Rosie & the Riveters look set for a retro New Year’s Eve concert, which they host at the Broadway Theatre on Dec. 31. See p. 8 for details.

THE GRAB-AND-GO LUNCH FOR GIFT SHOPPERS 28 Extensive listings for dining, shopping & more at www.flowmagazine.ca

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contents DECEMBER 2016/JANUARY 2017

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IT'S THE SEASON FOR GIVING

Forget Wal-mart and all that schlocky stuff from China: Give the gift of local

GETTING A BOOST WITH A PAINTBRUSH SCYAP continues to help young artists develop life skills

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Text by Scott Davidson

TURN YOUR MAKEUP COUNTER GREEN! Locally made, sustainably sourced & cruelty-free goods

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Text by Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz

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GOLD-MEDALLIST ON A CULINARY QUEST The Radisson Hotel's Scott Torgerson talks food Interview by Savannah Hagin

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A SUSTAINBLE ACT OF INDULGENCE Put fairly traded cocoa on the table for the holidays Text by Penny McKinlay We offer locally made alternatives—such as this print from Glitch Gifts, Adrian Klis leather handbag at Broadway Shoe Repair and aged gin from Black Fox Farm & Distillery. And there's lots more inside!

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living

The old "Cap" galvanized city heritage preservation

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Text by HenryTye Glazebrook

Corrections: On p. 22 of the Oct/Nov 2016 edition, we mistakenly put the age of former Mayor Don Atchison as 73 instead of 64. Also in that issue, on p. 24 we put the incorrect address for city hall, while on p. 25 we mistakenly put the election as Thursday instead of Wednesday, Oct. 26. We regret these errors.

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food+drink

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local attractions

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secret Saskatoon

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AN OLD BEAUTY'S LEGACY LIVES ON

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Cover photo of Rosie & the Riveters by Patricio del Rio Cover concept by Paul Miazga Hair by Mel Corkum and Sara Whyte (Alchemy Clothing*Salon*Tattoo*Piercing) Makeup by Charissa Leitch and Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz (Vamp Make-up) Shot on location at the Broadway Theatre

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editor’s notes

Give Kids a Chance to Have Fun

You can’t miss the advertising push. From Black Friday onwards, it’s nothing but Buy! Buy! Buy! It’s time to stop the madness, or at least rethink it for a second. Gifts in and of themselves don’t create closeness or cherished memories. A lifetime of shopping isn’t going to get you any closer to Christmas nirvana, if such a thing exists. Instead, slow things down a bit. Take a breath. Think about what you really want or need this year and forget everything else. And I’m writing this as a magazine publisher who’s in the business of selling ideas, events, places and things. The thing is, I’ve taken a different tack: I want to do things that truly make me feel good, like interacting with shopkeepers that I know and are open to being part of the community. If I need to buy anything, I want it to be meaningful and for it to make a difference not just in the life of the

recipient but also of its creator. We can’t make the sweatshops overseas go away, at least not entirely and not all in one go, but we can lessen their impact on our world by doing something that our parents and grandparents used to do: buy local. As I sit down with my daughter and pen a letter to Santa Claus, it’s not going to be some exercise in listing everything she saw in some catalogue or on TV but about what she’d like to see different in the world. Most likely this will mean more time spent playing outside with daddy and mommy, and that’s the way it should be. Technology, for all its labour- and time-saving usefulness, should ultimately be about freeing us from menial tasks so we can do things that count—like being closer to our families, and spending that extra time to create those memories of Christmas present and future. While we’re talking about holiday season memories, remember to get out and do a few things (and I don’t just mean drink eggnog and sing carols, though those count too). See pages 7, 8, 10 & 11 for more on that. So, consider some of the ideas in the magazine when out and about this year. These gift ideas are not all local but they are presented with a thought in mind to who you might meet in each shop, and these shops are all Canadian, locally owned and operated. Step inside any of them: they'll make you feel good from the very first.

FreshWest Media Ltd. 108-220 20th Street West Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 0W9 flowmagazine.ca @flowzineSask info@freshwestmedia.com Published 6 times per year by FreshWest Media Ltd. Readership: 35,000 (estimated) in Saskatoon and area. Copyright (2016) 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 Ad Designers Zhanybek Nurgozhayev, Paul Miazga Proofreader Olga Bondarenko Contributors Scott Davidson, Sarah Dorward, HenryTye Glazebrook, Savannah Hagin, Penny McKinlay, Paul Miazga, Lisa Patrick Lead Photographer Patricio del Rio Contributing Photographers Sarah Dorward, Paul Miazga, Lisa Patrick, Brad Proudlove Printing TC Transcontinental Distribution FreshWest Media Ltd., Canada Post Corp.

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Brad Proudlove

Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz

This veteran photographer is usually hiding behind the lens, but if you ever went to the photo booth at LUGO (when they still did cool things like that around here), the ideas for all those fun displays came from his head.

A proud mom and now owner of her own company, Jennilee is big into sustainability and making sure that makeup stays on, looks good, and doesn't leave anyone crying or in hives. Green Tree Beauty is the fruit of her labours and a gamechanger too.

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Savannah Hagin

Part-time model, part-time philosopher, full-time foodie Savannah feels right at home in the kitchen, even if it's not her own. This veteran journalist isn't afraid to ask tough questions, such as "When's lunch?" and "Who's buying?"


the city

Photo by Brad Proudlove

What's Lined Up for the Kids this Holiday Season? Bundle up the kids and be sure not to miss the many holiday-themed events happening this winter across the city. Just save room for the cocoa

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Dec01–18

7pm; tickets $16.50 Join the multi-talented and accomplished Royal Canadian Air Force Band for this fun holiday concert, which is in support of the Saskatoon United Way and its many causes. A family friendly affair, the show will feature popular songs and carols from the holiday season, combining them with an international flavour that represents the multicultural influence of Canada's ever expanding communities. Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.)

Shows Tue-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm; adults $50/child $20 Extra shows have been added for this timeless Charles Dickens tale of the kind-hearted Jacob Marley and his miserly boss Ebenezer Scrooge. Revisit how Scrooge must come to grips with his evil ways as he's visited on Christmas Eve by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. The underlying message, of being good to others and ensuring good karma in return bears repeating.

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Dec07–11, 14–18

Shows daily at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm; open to the public Back this year thanks to the overwhelmingly positive response the performance got last year, Sum Theatre presents their musical adaptation of "The Hockey Sweater" (pictured above). The 1979 short story by Québecois author Roch Carrier is based on his childhood experiences growing up as a fan of the Montreal Canadiens. It's about Canadians' passion for hockey but it also alludes to the relationship and tensions between francophones and anglophones in Canada. A fantastic event for young and old alike. Presented by the Nutana Community Association as part of Winterlude 2016 (free hot chocolate every day!). For more information, visit Sum Theatre on Facebook. Behind École Victoria School (639 Broadway Ave.)

Doors open Wed-Sat at 6pm, Sun 1pm; tickets from $52.50 (includes supper) Leave town early and take in the horse-drawn sleigh rides, craft market and general merriment that precedes every performance at the Barn Playhouse, an amateur theatre with a reputation for homey, feel-good stories. This year the Barn Players present this modern American classic; an unlikely Christmas story to pluck at your heartstrings. Clarence, a second-class angel is sent to earth to help lowly George Bailey find his way home on Christmas Eve. Through various twists and turns, Clarence helps George see the good in himself and others, no matter what the circumstances. It truly is a wonderful life! The Barn Playhouse (25km N on Hwy 12; barnplayhouse.com)

Tracking Santa Around the Globe

The Hockey Sweater

A Christmas Carol

Persephone Theatre (100 Spadina Cres E.; persephonetheatre.org)

It's A Wonderful Life

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December events Christmas markets around town: Dec02–03 Dec02–04

Wed/Sat/Sun

Winter Wonders Handmade Market

Sundog Arts & Entertainment Faire

Saskatoon Farmers' Market

Fri 4:30–9:30pm, Sat 10am–5pm; admission $2 (free for under-13) This is the hipsters' Christmas market for a reason: dozens of gifted crafters and artisans from Saskatoon and beyond come together for this cozy event filled with the spirit of the season. For more info, see Facebook.com/flockandgather. St. Joseph's Parish Hall (1006 Broadway Ave.)

Fri 5–10pm, Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11am–5pm; admission $10/2-day pass $15 (free for under-12) This huge event is now into its 40th year. Count on stalls from vendors across the prairies, plus live music, stuff for the kids and door prizes. For further details, visit sundoghandcraftfaire.com. SaskTel Centre (3515 Thatcher Ave.; sasktelcentre.com)

Wed 10am–7pm, Sat 8am–2pm, Sun 10am–3pm The city's classic farmers' market brings together under one roof a collection of local producers selling fresh vegetables, health tonics, farm-fresh eggs, various local meats (incl. northern lake fish), artisanal spirit makers and food vendors. Saskatoon Farmers' Market (414 Ave. B S; saskatoonfarmersmarket.com)

Dec14–17

Kokhoms in Toyland

8pm; tickets $15 Local playwright Curtis Tootoosis and the Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre present this heartwarming comedy with a moral twist. Christmas bonus cheques have arrived, so Sihkos and Zula go looking for the ideal gift. Toyland, a new discount store just off the reserve, may have it. At the store, the mischievous owner welcomes them and soon Zula and Sihkos are drawn into Toyland's mysterious and questionable presence. For more details, see gtnt.ca. Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.)

Dec31

A Very Vintage New Year's Eve 8pm; tickets $50.50 Rosie & The Riveters have been travelling much and sharing their enchanting music from coast to coast. Catch them and Eliza Mary Doyle, Belle Plaine and Megan Nash for a star-studded concert to get you set for ringing in 2017! Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.; broadwaytheatre.ca)

PFE . NYE

5:30pm; tickets $60 Ring in the New Year Ukrainian-style! Music by TYT I TAM, buffet supper, dance, hourly prize giveaways and a free champagne toast at midnight at this event put on by the Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble. See pfedance.com. Holy Trinity Ukr. Orthodox Church Hall (919 20th St. W)

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A Classy Chassys NYE

10pm; $20 in adv./$25 day of Tickets are nearly sold out for this bangin' party to close out 2016. Opening will be JJ White & The Release, plus Das Rec. The Capitol (244 1st Ave. N; capitolclubyxe.ca)

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Christmas w/ the SSO

7:30pm; tickets from $50 The Saskatoon Symphony goes to Whoville to bring to life the Dr. Seuss classic, which includes "You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch". For more details, see saskatoonsymphony.org. TCU Place (35 22nd St. E; tcutickets.ca)

Natalie MacMaster

7:30pm; tickets from $29 MacMaster is joined by Donnell Leahy (both award-winning fiddle virtuosos) in an intimate and Celtic-flavoured Christmas concert. The duo is accompanied by an array of talented musicians. TCU Place (35 22nd St. E)

The Good Lovelies

7:30pm; tickets $40.50 The trio marks a decade together the way it all began, with classic holiday and winter selections of timeless, plus original material polished to a warm and welcoming glow. Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.)

The Funk Hunters

9pm; tickets $20 This emerging electronica duo from Vancouver are pushing boundaries playing classic funk and hip-hop to put soul back into dancefloor music. O'Brians Event Centre (241 2nd Ave. S; obrianseventcentre.com)

Peter & The Wolf a la Swing

7:30pm; tickets $34.50 The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra puts a swing into Peter’s timeless encounter with the Wolf in this take on Sergei Prokofiev’s classic. Narrated by U of S President Peter Stoicheff. Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.)


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January events Jan19–22

Danny Michel

Fred Penner

Winterruption

It's the second year of this mid-winter extravaganza (below are just some of the main attractions); you won't want to miss a thing. For full details, visit the Winterruption events page on Facebook. Jan. 19–21: SPIN (8pm, tickets $31.50). A crazy tale about the first woman to cycle around the world—in 1895. At The Refinery (609 Dufferin Ave.) Jan. 20: Danny Michel (8pm, $30.50). The Juno Award and Polaris Prize winner brings his gutsy songwriting SPIN to the stage. At The Bassment (204 4th Ave. N). Jan. 21: Ali Hassan "Muslim Interrupted" (8pm, $24.50). The Canadian comic and actor performs his newest material. The Bassment. Jan. 22: Fred Penner (1pm, $26.50). A skilfull entertainer who blends genres, ideas and energy. At Persephone Theatre (100 Spadina Cres. E).

Ali Hassan

Jan21

Sask Rush home opener 7:30pm; tickets from $24 The house is going to be rocking as the National Lacrosse League champion Saskatchewan Rush look to three-peat this year. They play their first home game of the season against the Rochester Knighthawks (catch the Rush in their lone pre-season contest vs. Calgary Roughnecks on Dec. 16). Be ready for a non-stop party and plenty of fast-paced action. SaskTel Centre (3515 Thatcher Ave.; sasktelcentre.com)

Jan22–28 Mozart Festival

7:30pm (Sat28); tickets from $17 The final event in this week-long tribute to Mozart features violinist Timothy Chooi, who will joint the Saskatoon Symphony in performing the German composer's magnificent free). Maestro Eric Paetkau and SSO "Jupiter" suite. Check saskatoonsymED Mark Turner present their takes on phony.org for full details. the genius' life and works. At McNally TCU Place (35 22nd St. E; tcutickets.ca) Robinson Booksellers (3130 8th St. E). A Week of Mozart events: Jan. 25: Amadeus (7pm; TBA). Milos Jan. 22: Music of Mozart (2pm; $30). Forman's colouful conception of the Core SSO musicians perform Mozart's storied life of Wolfgang Amadeus Clarinet Quintet and Horn Quintet Mozart. Presented by the SSO. At The (arr. Wind Quintet) in this Chamber Roxy Theatre (320 20th St. W). Series concert. In the Adam Ballroom, Jan. 27: Mozart's Violin (12:30pm; TBA). Delta Bessborough Hotel (601 SpaDavid Bowser (violin, Toronto) plays dina Cres. E). a series of selections. At Quance TheJan. 24: The Genius of Mozart (7pm; atre (28 Campus Dr., U of S campus).

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Saskatoon Blades

2:05pm; tickets from $19 The hometown hockey heroes are having an up-and-down season, but they look ready to break out. See them on the Swift Current Broncos in WHL junior hockey action. SaskTel Centre (3515 Thatcher Ave.)

Henry Rollins

7:30pm; tickets $41 Punk rock icon, spoken word poet, actor, author, DJ and activist: Rollins is many things but above all he is a talented and unforgettable showman. Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.; broadwaytheatre.ca)

Blue Rodeo

8pm; from $33.50 The country's iconic alt-country band has seen various members come and go, but Jim Cuddy (pictured) and Greg Keelor are the mainstays of their continued success. TCU Place (35 22nd St. E)

Not Your Average Bridal Show 2–7pm; $10 in adv./$15 at the door Emphasizing green, sustainable, local and out-of-the-ordinary, this event is for couples looking to have a non-traditional wedding. For more details, see notyouraveragebride.ca. Prairie Sun Brewery (2020 Quebec Ave.)

Wintershines

Event times vary; most events free A mid-winter festival with a soup cookoff, winter ice park, ice carvings and more. For a full list of events and activities, see potashcorpwintershines.ca. Saskatoon Farmers' Market (414 Ave. B S)


LIVE MUSIC

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

com). Shows at 10pm; cover $10 except as noted. Dec. 3: Duotang w/ The Garrys Dec. 4: TiP Community Stage feat. Vanessa McGowan (7pm) Dec. 9: Mahogany Frog w/ Owners Dec. 10: The Balconies w/ Too Soon Monsoon (tickets $12) Dec. 17: The Radiation Flowers w/ The Moas, Dumb Angel Dec. 31: Amigo’s New Year’s Eve feat. The Pistolwhips w/ DJ Charly Hustle, Kids on Coffee ($20 in advance/$25 day of) Jan. 14: Chronobot album release party w/ Lavagoat, Soul Mates et al Jan. 20: Winterruption: TUNS ($29.50) Jan 21: Winterruptio: Holy Fuck (9pm; $29.50) Jan. 28: Dream Warriors w/ Dr. J ($20/$25) The Bassment (202 4th Ave. N; thebassment.ca) Dec. 3: Ernesto Cervini (8pm; $27/members $22) Dec. 9: Absofunkinlutely (9pm; $25/$20) Dec. 10–11: Maurice Drouin’s Jazzy Christmas (Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm; $35/$25) Dec. 16: Eliza Doyle (9pm; $22/$17) Dec. 17: Christmas with Solstice (8pm; $28/$23) Dec. 22: Karrnnel (8pm; $22/$17) Dec. 23: Nigel Mack (9pm; $22/$17) Dec. 26: In With The Old (8pm; $22/$17) Dec. 29: The Vexations (8pm; $22/$17) Dec. 30: The Barrelmen (9pm; $22/$17) Dec. 31: New Year’s in New Orleans (9pm; $65/$55) Jan. 6: The Karpinka Brothers (9pm; $20/$15) Jan. 7: Gerard Weber Group (8pm; $22/$17) Jan. 8: Thomas Yu solo Bassment fundraiser (2pm; $60/$50) Jan. 13: B.C. Read Big Band (9pm; $25/$20) Jan. 14: McNeill O’Kane Trumpet Summit (8pm; $27/$22) Jan. 19: Winterruption: Cross Canada Fiddle Fest (8pm; $26.50) Jan. 27: Belle Plaine & Blake Berglund (9pm; $22/$17)

presents

By Charles Dickens Adapted by Michael Shamata

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Jan. 28: The Martin Janovsky Orchestra (8pm; $25/$20) Jan. 29: The Once (7:30pm; $35/$25) Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.; broadwaytheatre.ca). Shows at 8pm except as noted. Dec. 11: Christmas with Eclipse (7:30pm; tickets $25) Jan. 21: Winterruption: Vande Vasuvedam (6:30pm; $29.50) Capitol Music Club (244 1st Ave. N; capitolclub. ca). Shows at 10pm; cover $10 except as noted. Dec. 6: JP Maurice and Jeremy Grey Dec. 7: Starry Lake (8pm) Dec. 8: The Dead South w/ Etienne Fletcher (tickets $15) Dec. 9: Pigeon Park w/ Diemonds (10:30pm) Dec. 10: Skylab Winter Series feat. Nathan Zahn ($15) Dec. 16: Black Vienna w/ League of Wolves, Sol Hounds Dec. 17: Rasta Claus Share a Toy benefit feat. The Steadies w/ Oral Fuentes, Da Skaravan ($15 in adv./$20 at the door) Dec. 23: 5th annual Ugly Cardi Party for The Pink Wig Foundation feat. DJs Ricky Rock, Chris Cole, Kidalgo (8:30pm; $15) Dec. 26: Parab Poet & the Hip Hop Hippies w/ Castle River, Jordan Gyug (9pm; $15/$20) Dec. 27: Sly Business w/ guests Cosmo Seniors Centre (614 11th St. E) Jan. 20: Winterruption: Canadaland w/ Jesse Brown (8pm; tickets $29.50) Jan. 21: Winterruption: Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids (8pm; $26.50) Dakota Dunes Casino (Whitecap, SK; 20 min. S on Hwy 219; dakotadunescasino.com) Dec. 31: Small Town Pistols w/ Mandy Ringdal (9pm; tickets $45) Jan. 14: Malanka—Ukrainian New Year Celebration (6:30pm; $60) Louis’ Pub (Memorial Union Bldg., 93 Campus Dr.) Jan. 19: Winterruption: The Pack AD w/ The Garrys (8:30pm; tickets $24.50) Jan. 20: Winterruption: Elliott Brood w/ Begonia (9pm; $31.50)

Jan. 21: Winterruption: Said the Whale w/ Northcote (9pm; $29.50) O’Brians Event Centre (241 2nd Ave. S; obrianseventcentre.ca) Dec. 10: Half Moon Run w/ Plants and Animals (8pm; tickets $31) Dec. 17: One Bad Son X-mas Show w/ special guests (8pm; $25/VIP $40) Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Party feat. Taktics w/ Ricky Rock (9pm; $20/$35) TCU Place (35 22nd St. E; tcuplace.ca). Shows 7:30pm except as noted. Dec. 5–6: K of C Carol Festival (7pm; from $3) Dec. 11: Orbison & Everly Brothers Reimagined ($47.50) Dec. 17–18: Fireside Singers ($38) Dec. 30: Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert (from $57.50) Jan. 12: Tim Hicks w/ Chad Brownlee (from $39.50) Jan. 22: Chinese New Year Concert (7pm; TBA) Jan. 30: Saturday Night Fever (from $55) Village Guitars (432 20th St. W; villageguitars.ca). Shows at 8pm; tickets $16.50 except as noted. Jan. 2: Nigel Mack Jan. 23: Kayla Luky w/ Ellen Froese

THEATRE

The Refinery (609 Dufferin Ave.)

Jan. 26–29: displaced by Natasha Martina and Sue Mythen (Thu–Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm; $25). The stories of three women separated by generations but all having had to flee hardship or strife are interwoven in this sensuous piece that incorporates movement, text and music. Presented by LiveFive Theatre (livefive.ca).

COMEDY

Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.)

Jan. 20: Winterruption: An Evening with Steve Patterson (8pm; $41.50) Jan. 27: Saskatoon Soaps improve comedy troupe (9:30pm; tickets $10) Capitol Music Club (244 1st Ave. N) Dec. 14: Kelly Taylor X-mas Comedy Special (8:30pm; tickets $20 in adv.)

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Two good reasons

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Clive Francis

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galleries Galleries

Affinity Gallery (813 Broadway Ave.; saskcraft-

council.org). Open Tue–Sat 10am–5:30pm. Through Jan. 7: Triadica. Artists Jenny-Lyn Fife, Mary Lynn Podiluk and Joan Thomson push the borders of conventional jewellery. Experimenting, discovering and creating art, the three have unique takes on contemporary jewellery. Curated by Tom Ferrero.

aka gallery (424 20th St. W; akaartistrun.org).

Open Tue–Fri noon–6pm, Sat noon–4pm. Through Dec. 3: Hang upon tomorrow and lose today. Works by Jane Buyers and Zachari Logan. Curated by Tarin Hughes. Through Dec. 3: À fleurer. Diary by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay. Floral essays interpreted by a local florist, Blossoms. Curated by Tarin Hughes.

The Gallery (228 3rd Ave. S; artplacement.com). Open

Mon–Sat 10am–5pm (Thu 10am–8pm). Dec. 3–31: Making Strange. New works by Nancy Lowry. Unconventional landscapes by this artist challenge tradition and seek to bring fresh perspective to the subject. Lowry often prefers to use the term “paintscape” to describe her works, which teeter on the fulcrum between landscape and abstraction.

Participants in SCYAP's Urban Canvas Project work on their art skills. (Courtesy photo)

Art, but Not Just for Art's Sake Now into its 15th year, SCYAP through its Urban Canvas Project is giving at-risk youth valuable art, job and life skills training, plus a positive space in which to let their ideas and dreams flourish Text by Scott Davidson Take a stroll through downtown Saskatoon, along College Drive or on Broadway Avenue and you may see brightly painted traffic control boxes featuring a scene of grazing buffalo, the city’s old train station or hockey legend Gordie Howe. The artwork was done by participants in SCYAP (Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming). SCYAP is a non-profit organization and charity with a mandate to “meet the social, educational and economic needs of at-risk youth through arts and cultural programming.” Since its inception in 2001, SCYAP has worked directly with 130 youth. The program started as an idea by Darrell Lechman, who founded SCYAP when he realized the need for such a program after working in youth corrections and personal development. SCYAP mainly receives funding from the provincial government—specifically through the Ministry of the Economy—but other sponsors include the Gabriel Dumont institute and Eaglefeather News. There are currently 12 participants in SCYAP’s Urban Canvas Project, which draws many individuals from rural areas around Saskatoon. All are between the ages of 16 and 30 and what they have in common is their artistic ability and their relative inability to find traditional work. But since SCYAP participants must be unemployed,

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not in school and show a keen interest in art, the program is uniquely tailored to suit their needs. SCYAP Projects Manager Tammy Krueckl says that for every Urban Canvas Project, they interview between 25 and 30 applicants and narrow it down to 12. The chosen participants earn minimum wage for every hour they work on projects at SCYAP and go through a 39-week program consisting of arts education, career training and personal development for 35 hours each week. “These are the people who we believe are ready to make positive change in their lives and will be successful,” says Krueckl of successful UCP members. During the program, participants receive the equivalent of a first year university education in fine art, undertake an art show opening, take on community murals and art projects (such as the traffic control boxes) and put on a final art show as part of their graduation. The program’s results speak for themselves. According to Krueckl, 90 per cent of SCYAP participants are successful in finding employment or returning to school after graduation. And we the public get to view the fruits of their labours. To learn more about SCYAP, visit scyapinc.org or check out the gallery and work space at 253 3rd Avenue South.

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Clay Studio Three (3-527 Main St.; claystudiothree. org). Open Mon–Sat 10am–5:30pm. Darrell Bell Gallery (405-105 21st St. E; darrellbellgallery.com). Open Thu–Sat noon–5pm, Sun noon–4pm. Through Dec. 10: New paintings by John Barkley. Through Dec. 10: Abstraction. New paintings and other works by gallery artists.

The Gallery at Frances Morrison Library (311 23rd St. E; saskatoonlibrary.ca). Open during regular library hours. Through Dec. 29: Up Close and Personal by Norm Dallin. The artists offers his perspective on the people and places of his personal life through this painting exhibition. It features colourful works of family, friends and favourite vacation spots. Rouge Gallery (245 3rd Ave. S; rougegallery.ca).

Open Tue–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat noon–5pm Dec. 1–31: Daysleeper by Paul Constable. This Vancouver-based photographer was born and raised on the Canadian Prairies and spends time roaming the vastness of the plains. He documents the dilapidated ruins of once-thriving communities while highlighting the beauty of central Canada. SCYAP Gallery (253 3rd Ave. S; scyapinc.org). Open Mon–Fri 10:30am–6pm. Ukrainian Museum of Canada (910 Spadina Cres. E; umc.sk.ca). Open Tue–Sat 10am–5pm. Wanuskewin Heritage Park (RR4, Penner Road; wanuskewin.com). Open during regular park hours. From Jan. 7: Geo-engineered II: Clouds of Secrecy by Colleen Cutschall. A series of 21 pastel drawings on tar paper explores the increasingly toxic skies that appear throughout the northern plains. From Jan. 7: Anyway by Daphne Boyer. Boyer takes inspiration from her Métis heritage. Fascinated with the order, beauty and life cycles of the natural world but with a scientist's eye for order and symmetry, the artist developed a passion for plants and reverence for how nature assembles simple building blocks into larger molecules and structures essential to life. She combines sensory details from the natural world to create complex pieces.


On until

December 31, Void Gallery is now showing Small Works: lower-priced artwork & handmade goods by more than 25 local artists.

Creative Commons YXE is an artistic production space and printmaking studio offering workshops for beginners and studio memberships for practicing artists.

Single day or weekend workshops from January to May in art mediums such as bookbinding, embroidery, and screen printing t-shirts Plus 4- to 6-week classes in silkscreening, metal plate etching and woodcut

312 Ave B South 306.850.6545 voidgallery.ca

For more information or to register, visit www.creativecommonsyxe.com

Christmas Fayre!

Celebrations, Roses & Heroes, Selection Boxes Advent Calendars, plus Plum Puddings, Mince Pies & Fruit Cake

to 5 Open Mon – Sat 10 Sundays 11 to 3 until Christmas Take a trip down memory lane: Chocolates, Tea Caddies, Tinned Biscuits Shortbread, M&S Delights Unique Gift Ideas

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Natural, Cruelty-Free & Supporting Local: Personal care stocking stuffers

Text by Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz

Conscientious gift-giving: Choosing presents for your loved ones with care and an understanding of who or what was or may be negatively affected by the purchases you make

LEGEND Made in Canada Made in SK

Whether those products are manufactured in a factory that tolerates poor working conditions, condones testing on animals or uses nonrecyclable packaging, the idea that someone or something else may suffer for the gifts we give certainly does not fit into what the holiday season is truly about. The idea of researching an entire shopping list may be overwhelming for some, so I have helped flow magazine by curating a collection of our favourite fabulous personal care items that will make wonderful presents for anyone on your list (and are available at local shops!) We are sure you’ll find some goodies for yourself as well. Happy gifting!

Elate Essential Mascara This mascara is gentle for the most sensitive eyes and is water resistant. The “teddy bear” brush makes application a breeze and it gives fuller, longer lashes. The tube is made from compostable bamboo. Available from Green Tree Beauty (greentreebeauty.com)

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Recyclable/ sustainable Natural Gluten-free packaging

Harlow Skin Co. Bohemian Body Butter Perfectly rich and luxurious with a scent that lingers. Warm and citrusy, Bohemian Body Butter wraps you in a deliciously exotic blanket of vanilla and grapefruit. Available at Hazlewood Clothing Co. (120 20th St. W)

Natural Deodorant in Peppermint Breeze by Wood’s Body Goods Scented with aromatherapy blends that are anti-bacterial to kill the odours caused by sweat, this aluminum-free deodorant smells fantastic and works great! Available at The Better Good (714 Broadway Ave.) and from Green Tree Beauty

Uncle Mike’s Beard Oil

Viva Amaze Exfoliating Gel This natural exfoliating gel is highly effective, plant-based and non-abrasive. It’s light to use on the face but still has the effectiveness of traditional exfoliators. As well as helping to slough off dead skin layers, plus deep clean and unclog pores, this product also minimizes visible age spots, scarring and fine lines. Available at Green Tree Beauty

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A blend of natural cold-pressed vegetable oils to moisturize the skin and condition your beard in one easy go. Available at The Better Good, Alchemy Clothing* Salon*Tattoo*Piercing (615 2nd Ave. N) and Saskatoon Farmers’ Market (414 Ave. B S)


Northlore Tacamahac Skin Stick This all-purpose salve is lunar-infused with soothing ingredients, and its sweet birch oil scent is totally intoxicating. Available at The Better Good, Hazlewood Clothing Co.

Northlore Rosehip Seed Facial Serum This rich blend of organic, prairie-grown botanical oils is carefully formulated to feed and hydrate dry skin types to regenerate dull and weathered complexions. The natural properties in these oils also help to retain body warmth and energy, plus they protect skin tissues from the unforgiving elements of the prairies. Available at The Better Good, Hazlewood Clothing Co.

Axiology Natural Lipstick in Infinite Flirt without words wearing Infinite’s rich mulberry colour. The intense, dark violet base is cheered with a subtle layer of black, making it a great hue for many complexions. Available from Green Tree Beauty

Sweet LeiLani Purely Tinted Moisturizer Pure, sheer, airy, lightweight and water-based, this tinted moisturizer is infused with green tea, rose hips and grape seed oil. A blend of tinted minerals counterbalances the appearance of ruddiness in skin and evens out skin tone, leaving a subtle, luminous glow. Available from Green Tree Beauty

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Inspiring & Admiring What gift giving really boils down to is patience and effort: spending enough time to peruse all the options out there and keeping in mind the person to whom you wish to make feel special and truly blessed Leather "Passion" coin purse (Saskatoon, SK)

SheNative Goods (Centre Mall-East block, 3510 8th St. E; shenative.com)

Cloth shoulder bag (Saskatoon, SK)

Twig & Squirrel's Wild Goods (504 20th St. W; on Facebook)

Opelle leather handbag in burgundy (Toronto, ON) Durand's (255 2nd Ave. S; durands.ca)

Sid Dickens decorative wall tile (Vancouver, BC) Garden Architecture & Design (331 Ave. A S; on Facebook)

"Fairies in Dreamland" colouring book for adults by Denyse Klette (Saskatoon, SK) Art Placement (back lane, 228 3rd Ave. S; artplacement.com)

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Signature Sparkle earrings in hematite by Hillberg & Berk (Regina, SK)

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Note: Christmas only Comes Once a Year (just like summer) Gift items don't have to reflect the weather or the 7-day forecast. Think ahead to warmer times when boots and mitts aren't de rigeur Onewheel rechargeable motorized skateboard

Escape Sports (110 19th St. W; escapesports.ca)

Toon Town 306 muscle shirt by Tyler Comber (Saskatoon, SK) Kicks n Fits (514 33rd St. W; on Facebook)

Elasticized wooden bill fold by Last Shoes (Saskatoon, SK) Broadway Shoe Repair (638 Broadway Ave.; broadwayshoerepair.com)

Equilox foldable camping chair

Outter Limits (630 Broadway Ave.; outterlimits.com)

Spikeball game set Escape Sports

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THE BASSMENT 202 4th Ave N thebassment.ca

THE CAPITOL 244 1st Ave N capitolclubyxe.ca

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SheNative Goods (Centre Mall-East block, 3510 8th St. E; shenative.com)

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Beaver pelt mitts (Saskatoon, SK)

Wanuskewin seasonal store (704 Broadway Ave.; wanuskewin.com)

MIDTOWN PLAZA

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Deer hide moccasins with bear claw design by Rhoeda Tylor (Debden, SK)

2nd Ave S

1st Ave S

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O’BRIANS EVENT CENTRE 20th Street E

241 2nd Ave S obrianseventcentre.ca

BE DOWNTOWN Vibrant. Urban. Downtown Saskatoon is who you are, where you fit and why you can’t wait to come back.

MSR Evo Ascent snowshoes

Escape Sports (110 19th St. W; escapesports.ca) Sport Chek (Midtown Plaza-upper level, 201 1st Ave. S; sportchek.ca) Outter Limits (630 Broadway Ave.; outterlimits.com)

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Ho! Ho! Ho! The Mistletoe!

Eeboo paper chains set & Ultimate Christmas Letter set

Getting into the holiday spirit is a lot easier when you decorate properly, send off that letter to Santa sooner than later, and keep your little one's toes warm

Soul Paper (118 20th St. W; soulpaper.ca)

Cyrillic Christmas greeting card (Quill Lake, SK) Ukrainian Museum of Canada (910 Spadina Cres. E; umc.sk.ca)

Christmas stockings by Heather Piermantier (Estevan, SK) The Whimsy Store (417 33rd St. W; mywhimsystore.com)

Baby doll harem tent by Sandy Carlson (Kinistino, SK) The Whimsy Store

Baby booties by Sweet P Designs (Saskatoon, SK) The Whimsy Store

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Celebrate the Season

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Blossoms Florals - now located within Anthology in the Adilman Building! 126 20th Street West 306.955.3115 Monday to Saturday 9 - 5:30 Sundays 11 - 4

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123 2nd Ave S saskrush.com 2nd Ave S

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MIDTOWN PLAZA

SASKATCHEWAN RUSH LACROSSE

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SCOTIABANK THEATRE 347 2nd Ave S cineplex.com

BE DOWNTOWN Colourful. Lively. Fun for the whole family begins and ends in Downtown Saskatoon.

PROUDLY BREWING SINCE 2011

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Is Your Spidey Sense Tingling? The right gift can often be something completely unexpected, and it's not always a thing either...

Vin Rec Art "Deadpool" clock & The Knotty Button "Star Wars" bib

The Whimsy Store (417 33rd St. W; mywhimsystore.com)

Now Designs "Zoe" kitchen apron

Anthology (126 20th St. W; anthologyhomecollection.ca)

Saskatch-a-man print

yule tree-to-be Christmas tree kit

Glitch Gifts (113-120 Sonnenschein Way; glitchgifts.ca)

Green Ark Collected Home (212 20th St. W; greenark.ca)

Pre-packaged corporate or personal "Escape" parties

Escape City (248 3rd Ave. S; escapecity.ca)

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One for Santa, One for Me... The shape of local comes in all sizes; the taste in all flavours and styles. And if you can't choose, there are always gift certificates available

Raw vegan/gf superfood snacks and "truffles"

Thrive Juice Co. (137 20th St. W; thrivejuiceco. com)

D.A.M.N. Fine Foods' spicy fruit sauces

Saskatoon Farmers' Market gift certificates Saskatoon Farmers' Market (414 Ave. B S)

Saskatoon Farmers' Market (414 Ave. B S; saskatoonfarmersmarket.com) SaskMade Marketplace (1621 8th St. E; saskmade.myshopify.com)

Michael Aram "Wheat" 3-tier cake stand Garden Architecture & Design (331 Ave. A S; on Facebook)

Cooking Wild cookbook Anthology (126 20th St. W; anthologyhomecollection.ca)

1.89L beer growler

9 Mile Legacy Brewing Co. (112-120 Sonnenschein Way; 9milelegacy.com)

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BE DOWNTOWN Stylish. Eclectic. Open to what’s next in Downtown Saskatoon’s food, music, art and fashion.

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GMP Champion Tends to Favour Earthy Flavours Winnipeg-born Scott Torgerson, the 2016 Gold Medal Plates winner for Saskatoon, on the road to becoming a chef, winning gold and shopping local Interview by Savannah Hagin Photos courtesy of Gold Medal Plates flow: When did you decide to become a chef? ST: I was raised in kitchens but went down other paths before going to Culinary Arts at Red River College in Winnipeg at the age of 21. flow: Tell us about your approach to the culinary arts. ST: I love to explore new ideas and techniques, and try to work with what is around me at the time. It is pretty much the way we were meant to work. flow: What was your first job in the service industry? ST: I grew up working in my father’s restaurants and trained in some of Winnipeg’s best kitchens, including an apprenticeship/mentorship under Master Chef Takashi Murakami at St. Charles Country Club. flow: What are your main cooking influences? Where does your inspiration come from? ST: I was raised with a heavy Swedish and Scandinavian background as well as being trained French/Japanese. flow: What was the first dish you

remember making? ST: Desserts were always a big part of my life, as my grandmother was a skilled baker. I can remember cakes and breads being the first things I chose to train heavily in. Chicken Tarragon was the first classic dish that I was taught at a very young age. flow: Are there any ingredients that you favour? Are there any specific ingredients you predominantly like to use? ST: I tend to find new favourite ingredients constantly. Anyone who cooks with me knows I have a love of lavender and allspice berries. I do a large amount of brining and pickling. The prairies have such a broad range of ingredients that it is easy to be constantly evolving. flow: Are there any local markets or specialty shops you mainly like to shop at? ST: I stick to the farmers market mostly as well as the local farms. flow: Do you have any favourite local restaurants? ST: I think Saskatoon has a fantastic food scene, and our city has some

Saskatoon Gold Medal Plates winner Scott Torgerson (Radisson Hotel/ Aroma Restaurant; at centre) with silver-medallist Chris Hill (Delta Bessborough; at left) and Anthony McCarthy (Saskatoon Club; on the right); (below at left) the winning dish. great chefs. I don't get out to eat much here with a busy family, but I can always count on places such as The Hollows, Ayden, Truffles Bistro and The Odd Couple. I can also be found at Thien Vietnam and Yip Hongs. flow: Tell me about winning GMP 2016 and the dish you presented. ST: We prepared a loin of black trumpet ash-crusted elk flank and Cactus Lake beef tenderloin, with broccoli nasturtium puree, sunchoke and porcini, beef tendon puff, parsnip, pearl onion, micro cress and sorrel. All the ingredients were special; we grew all the greens in the kitchen, the beef was from Cactus Lake Organics with whom I have a great relationship at the hotel, and all the products were from the prairies and showcased some clean earthy flavours.

flow: Other than winning the GMP, do you have any other successes in this field that you'd like to mention? ST: I have competed and coached in many competitions on the regional, national and international level, including competing this year as a member of the National Culinary Team Canada for 2016.

flow: What did you do to mentally prep yourself for such a high-profile event as the Gold Medal Plates? ST: I try not to get too wrapped up in the stress of it all. I had just returned from being with Team Canada at a 10-day high-level international competition, and we had gone over our dish many times and felt very comfortable with what had to be done. Win or lose, I would have felt great, and there was a fantastic group of competitors involved.

flow: When you're not creating at work, what's your favourite thing to make for your family and friends? ST: We tend to stick to one-pot meals (e.g. hot pots) at home. A lot of Asian foods have become our comfort foods over the years.

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GMP that impressed you even if they didn't make it to the podium? ST: Everybody there did well. Being on the podium with Chris Hill and Anthony McCarthy was great as we are all pretty serious competitors and maintain a good level of respect for each other. I felt like all the chefs involved showed their best.

flow: What do you do to hone your culinary skills? ST: I never stop learning. Also, there are no jobs that I do not do in my kitchen.

flow: Lastly, do you have any advice to give to any aspiring chefs? ST: Never stop learning and listen more than you speak.


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

CAFÉS & DINERS Broadway Café 814 Broadway Ave.. It’s where to go

on Broadway for thick stacks of pancakes and even thicker milk shakes. Open Mon–Wed 9am–8pm, Thu– Sat 9am–9pm; Sun 8am–8pm. $ City Perks Two locations: 801 7th Ave. N, 627 Brand Court; cityperks.ca. Tastefully lit, great coffee and a fine weekend brunch. Open Mon–Fri 7am–10pm, Sat 8am–6pm, Sun 10am–6pm. $ Citizen Café & Bakery 18 23rd St. E; citizencafeandbakery.ca. Sandwiches, soups and hot bevvies named for revolutionaries. Open Mon–Fri 7am–5pm, Sat 10am–4pm. $$ Collective Coffee 220B 20th St. W; collectivecoffee.com. It’s where to get coffee in Riversdale. Open Mon–Sat 8am–6pm, Sun 10am–6pm. $ d’Lish by Tish Café 702A 14th St. E; on Facebook. A sublime hideaway off Broadway with cozy nooks and delicious, fresh food. Open daily 8am–10pm. $ Drift Sidewalk Café 339 Ave. A S; driftcafe.ca. This creperie is airy, sunny and always buzzing with energy. Open Tue–Sat 8am–4pm, Sun 10am–3pm. $S Earth Bound Bakery & Deli 220-1820 8th St. E. A wholly organic bakery serving memorable sammys and soups. Open Tue–Sat 9am–5pm. $$ Honey Bun Café 167A 2nd Ave. S; honeybun.ca. One of the downtown’s best and quickest lunch spots. Open Mon–Fri 7am–4pm, Sat 9am–4pm. $ Kelly’s Kafé 2520 Jasper Ave. Nothing but home-cooked grub for cheap from this greasy spoon near Prairieland Park. Open Mon–Fri 7am–3pm, Sat–Sun 8am–2pm. $

Little Bird Patisserie & Café 258 Ave. B S; thelittle-

bird.ca. Croissants, macrons and other French pastries. Daily lunch options. Open Tue–Sun 10am–5pm. $$ Living Sky Café 950 Spadina Cres. E; mwlfoods. ca. In the Civic Conservatory, serving coffees, teas, other beverages and lunch. Open Mon–Fri 9am–4:30pm, Sat–Sun 10am–4:30pm. $ Museo Coffee 730A Broadway Ave.; museocoffee. com. European feel, plus sticky cinnamon buns and other baked goods. Open Mon–Sat 8am–5:30pm, Sun noon–5pm. $ Mystic Java Three locations, incl. 128 4th Ave. S; 303 Pacific Ave.; mysticjavasaskatoon.com. Inviting spaces serving coffees, loose-leaf teas, desserts and nibbles. Open Mon–Sat 8am–11pm, Sun 8am–6pm. $ Park Café 512 20th St. W; parkcafe.ca. An everpopular favourite in Riversdale is as classic a diner experience as it gets. Daily specials and bottomless coffee. Open daily 8am–4pm. $ Poached Breakfast Bistro 259 2nd Ave. S; on Facebook. Stuffed French toast, maple pecan bacon and other breakfast options. Open daily 8am–2pm. $$ Underground Café 430 20th St. W; underground cafe430.ca. Grilled panini, the dreamy Etta James latte and live music. Open Mon–Sat 8am–6pm, Sun 10am–6pm. $

Cavalier Hotel); 6twelve.ca. The city’s most original cocktails, a funky atmosphere and live DJs. Open daily from 11am. $$$ The Burning Beard 731 Broadway Ave.; thebeardonbroadway.com. Buckets o’ bacon, beards and more to go with a deep drinks menu. Open daily from 11am. $$$

Flint Saloon 259 2nd Ave. South; flintsaloon.com.

Martinis, charcuterie, music. Open daily 4pm–2am. $$$

The James Hotel Lobby Bar 620 Spadina Cres. E;

thejameshotel.ca. Decadence defined in this swank space by the river. DJ music on weekends. Open 24/7. $$$ The League Sports Lounge 301 Ontario Ave.; on Facebook. Catch the game and fuel up at the only true sports bar downtown. Open Mon–Thu 11am– midnight, Fri–Sat 11am–2am; Sun noon-midnight. $$$

O’Shea’s Irish Pub 222 2nd Ave. S; osheasirishpub.ca. A classic pub with a great rooftop deck and a wee little door for leprechauns. Open Mon– Fri 11am–2am, Sat–Sun 10am–2am. $$ The Rook & Raven 154 2nd Ave. S; on Facebook. A downtown staple for lunch, scotch a pint of all three. Open daily 11am–10pm. $$ Spadina Freehouse 608 Spadina Cres. E; thefreehouse.com. Always buzzing with live music and good pizza. Open Mon–Sat from 11am. $$ Winston’s English Pub 243 21st St. E; winstonspub.

LOUNGES & PUBS 2nd Avenue Bar & Grill 123 2ndAve. S; 2ndavegrill.

ca. The most beers on tap in the city, Old World charm and a lively atmosphere. Open daily from 11am. $$

6Twelve Lounge 612 Spadina Cres. E (in the Sheraton

The Yard & Flagon 718 Broadway Ave.; yardandfla-gon.ca. A good option for pint with a burger on Broadway. Open daily11am–2pm. $$

com. A downtown favourite for Friday lunch and afterwork drinks. Open Mon–Sat from 11am. $$

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FUSION/GASTRO Ayden Kitchen & Bar 265 3rd Ave. S; aydenkitch-

enandbar.com. Owner Dale MacKay is helping put the city on the map foodwise. Open Mon–Fri 11:30am– 2pm, 5:30–11pm, Sat 5:30–11pm. $$$

The Grazing Goat 208 20th St. W; grazing-

goatgoodeats.com. An open, woodsy industrial space serving varied nosh and local craft beers. Open Mon–Sat 11am–2pm, 5–10pm. $$

The Hollows 334 Ave. C S; thehollows.ca. A renowned Riversdale eatery using locally sourced ingredients in every delightful dish. Open Wed–Sat 5:30–10pm, Sat–Sun 11am–2pm. $$$

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Savour the Sammie For lunch on the go, leave the mall behind and sample a local treat Earth Bound Bakery & Deli (220-1820 8th St. E) lamb is spiced just right, and the restaurant fills Smoked salmon with caper cream cheese Make no mistake, every ingredient in this sandwich will leave you salivating for more—but the real star is the bread. Earth Bound specializes in great bread baked to perfection, and every crunchy-on-the-outside, light-and-fluffy-on-theinside slice is delicious proof of this fact. There’s every chance that this sandwich, with its thinly sliced fresh salmon, fresh veggies and buttery smooth caper cream cheese, will be sold out the day you visit, but you won’t mind; you came here for the bread anyway.

Karma Conscious Café & Eatery (157 2nd Ave. N) Tandoori paneer naan-wich A cursory glance at the Karma Café menu can be more than a little intimidating, sprawling as it does across an entire wall and overflowing with earth-conscious options. You’d be forgiven if you didn’t notice that any of Karma’s “Nourishments”—a heading that includes everything from falafel to vegetarian butter “chicken”— can be ordered wrapped in naan bread for a new twist on sandwich to-go fare. This tandoori paneer is as refreshing as its novel packaging, with a mango chutney that delicately sweetens the tandoori spice and lends this creation a pleasant and savoury balance.

Afghan Kabob & Donair (3-100 2nd Ave. S) Lamb shawarma It’s the best shawarma joint in the city, it’s downtown and always the right choice for an afternoon bite or a late night snack: Afghan Kabob & Donair. Though the selection of meats available will vary depending on when you swing by, with beef, chicken and lamb cycled through regularly. When it’s on the spit, opt for the lamb shawarma, wrapped snug in warm, fresh lavash-style bread— it’s a taste worth salivating over. Its thinly shaved

with the thick aroma of carefully prepared meat slow-roasted for hours.

Mardi Gras Grill (239 Idylwyld Dr. S)

Fried alligator po’ boy Tucked away just a short jaunt up from the corner of 20th Street and Idylwyld Drive, Mardi Gras Grill hides a selection of crayfish to catfish and other bayou bites; Chef Robert Tingey’s menu is a smorgasbord of cajun samplers inspired by the food artistry of New Orleans. His fried alligator po’ boy—a traditional Louisiana-style sandwich—is heaped with tender-fried gator meat for those daring enough to take a bite of Cajun cookery in the heart of the prairies.

Other considerations:

Banh mi Since the 1970s, Saskatoon has become home to thousands of Vietnamese refugees, and their cooking is well-known in these parts: pho, spring rolls and that classic Saigon street food, Banh mi. Seasoned, grilled meat combines with sour pickled daikon (radish) and carrot, slivered cucumber, a few sprigs of fresh cilantro and spicy chillies in a crisp baguette. It’s simplicity itself, as street food should be. Find it in Riversdale at Asian Hut, Grazing Goat and Odd Couple, or downtown at Franky's Banh Mi. - PM Panini It’s not just George Foreman who likes grilled sandwiches: Saskatonians do too, especially panini. Their quirky names (and unusual filling combinations) suggest an undeniable creative bent in the city. Check out the Malarkey (Citizen Café & Bakery); no joke spinach chicken artichoke (d’Lish by Tish Café); the Shevchenko (Il Secondo); the Wayside (Drift Sidewalk Café); and The Plant (The Underground Café). They're all worth trying and should find a safe spot in your tummy. - PM

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Leyda’s Restaurant 112 20th St. W; leydas.ca. Gluten- and nut-free, organic whole foods, and a Spanish accent on health-positive dishes. Mid-week dining specials too. Open Tue–Sat 11am–10pm. $$ Prairie Harvest Café 2917 Early Dr.; prairieharvestcafe.

com. Head Chef Mike McKeown uses local, in-season produce and is recognized on Canada’s food scene. Open Tue–Sat 5–9pm, Sat–Sun 10am–2pm. $$

Truffles Bistro 230 21st St. E; trufflesbistro.ca. Parisian charm, tasty brunches and a three-course Table d’hôte at this beloved eatery. Open Mon–Sat from 5pm; Sat 10am–2:30pm, Sun 10am–2pm. $$$ Vista Lounge 339 Ave. A S; driftcafe.ca. This airy, upstairs bar with roll-top windows has a tapas menu, drinks and a rooftop patio. Open Wed–Thu 4–10pm; Fri–Sat 4pm-midnight; Sat–Sun brunch 10am–2pm. $$

SOUTH ASIAN

Agneethi 325 Ave. C S. Lunch and supper buffets here are cheap, but order off the main menu for top Punjabi fare. Open Wed-Sun 11am–10pm, Tue noon–9pm. $$

Mogul Divaan 2115 22nd St. W; moguldivaan.com. Lovely Pakistani fare made fresh daily. Open Tue–Sat 11:30am–10pm, Sun 11:30am–9pm. $

Samosa King 106-3120 8th St. E; thesamosaking.

ca. South Indian fast food (dosas, samosas,...). Open Mon–Tue, Sat 9:30am–6pm, Wed–Fri 9:30am–9pm, Sun noon–5pm. $

Spicy Bite 113 3rd Ave. S; myspicybite.com. Indian

buffets for lunch or supper have become a staple downtown in the Drinkle Building, but the full menu is also worth perusing. Open daily 11am–10pm. $$ Spicy Time 4-3401 8th St. East; Spicytime.ca. The South Asian buffet here is known for hefty spice levels and authenticity. The dining area was recently expanded. Open daily 11am–10pm. $$

BURGERS & ICE CREAM

Jerry’s Two locations: 1115 Grosvenor Ave., 844 51st

St. E; jerrys.ca. Artisanal burgers, housemade gelati and sorbets, ice cream cakes, a kids play area and licensed. Open Sun–Thu 7am–11pm, Sun 9am–11pm. $$ Pink Cadillacs 113-412 Willow Grove Sq.; pinkcadillacs.ca. A 1950s-themed diner with burgers, sandwiches, milk shakes, malteds and more. Mon–Thu 11am–10pm, Fri–Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 10am–9pm. $$

Stacked Burger Bar 152 2nd Ave. S; stackedbur-gerbar.

ca. Original burgers made fresh in-house, such as their decadent Kobe beef burger. Open Mon–Tue 11am–11pm, Wed–Sat 11am–2am, Sun noon–11pm. $$


5 unheralded event locales

ITALIAN Little Grouse on the Prairie 167 3rd Ave. S;

littlegrouse.com. Antipasti, squid ink taglierini, game meats and wine pairings on their price fixe menu. Open Tue–Sun 5:30–11pm. $$$

Primal 423 20th St. W; primalpasta.ca. Experienced

local chefs Christie Peters and Kyle Michaels (of The Hollows fame) serve fresh pasta and more in this dark, earthy space. Open Wed–Sat 5pm–10pm. $$$

Taverna 219 21st St. E; on Facebook. This downtown staple for Italian dining has been around for decades (even Oprah has dined here). Open Mon–Fri 11am–10pm, Sat–Sun 5–10pm. $$$

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1. LB Distillers Tasting Room A large, swank space showcasing all of the micro-distillery's excellent products (814 47th St. E; luckybastard.ca)

2. Boffins Public House Once a private club, Boffins boasts wood and plush red accents, plus isolation from the outside world. (106-111 Research Dr.; boffins.ca) 3. Grazing Goat Lots of room and good food in this hipster joint. (210 20th St. W; grazinggoatgoodeats.com) 4. Wanuskewin Heritage Park They don't serve alcohol, but they have the best views in the city. (Penner Road, 0.5km E of Wanuskewin Dr.; wanuskewin.com) 5. Cut Casual Steak & Tap Three words: wine cellar room. (416 21st St. E; cutcasualsteak.com)

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

Facebook. Sit by the windows and tuck into pizza or panini while enjoying the street view. Recently enlarged with more seating and longer hours. Open Tue–Sat 8am–8pm. $$

Famoso Pizzeria two locations: 2921 8th St. E,

134 Primrose Dr. (by Lawson Heights Mall); on Facebook. This Canadian chain produces out-ofthis-world pizza and daily specials to tempt you into appetizers or desserts. Open Tue–Sat 10am–8pm. $$

Hand-crafted quality.

Una Pizza 707 Broadway Ave.; unapizzeria.com/ saskatoon. This Calgary-based restaurant serves California-influenced cuisine, thin-crust pizzas, wine and sources much of their product locally. Open daily 11:30am–midnight. $$

SEAFOOD Gibson’s Fish and Chips 1025 Louise Ave.; gibsons-

fishandchips.com. English-style halibut and chips from a family-owned and -operated business. Open Mon– Sat 11am–11:30pm. $$ Joey’s Two locations: 101-2100 8th St. E, 3 Worobetz Pl.; Joeys.ca. Weekly AYCE specials on fish, plus now serving chicken. Open Mon–Sat 11am–9pm, Sun noon–8pm. $$

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Asian Hut 320 Ave. C S. The best pho soup in town and daily lunch deals at this gem in Riversdale. Open Mon–Fri 11am–2pm, 5–9pm, Sat–Sun 11am–9pm. $ Golden Pagoda 411 2nd Ave. N; Goldenpagoda.ca. Try the green tea salad or coconut chicken soup. Open Mon–Fri 11am–2pm, Mon–Sat 5–9pm. $$ Keo’s 1013 Broadway Ave. Lao, Cambodian and Thai mainstays in one locale. Open Sun–Mon 4:30–10pm, Tue–Sat 11am–2pm, 4:30–9pm. $$ Nutana Café 806 Broadway Ave.; nutanacafesaskatoon. com. Noodle bowls, spring rolls and more for cheap. Open Tue–Sat 11am–8:30pm, Sun–Mon 11am–7:30pm. $ Saigon Roll 311 Ave. A South. Under new ownership, this neighbourhood hole in the wall serves up even more homecooked meals, including some grilled selections. Open Tue–Sat 11am–9pm. $ Saskatoon Asian 136 2nd Ave. S. Pan-Asian cuisine in a sunny upstairs dining room. Open MonSat 11am–2:30pm, 4:30–9pm. $$ Spicy Garden 2105 8th St. E; spicygarden.ca. Cheap daily lunch specials in a busy strip mall. Open Sun, Tue–Thu 11am–8pm, Fri–Sat 11am–9pm. $

Share the experience! Reserve a table or just drop in: 136 Primrose Dr. 2921 8th St. East 306-244-1777 306-244-1700 Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. @FamosoPizzeria

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Eat Chocolate that Tastes Good & Does Good Chocolate bars are cheap—for us. But the environment and the workers who grow the cocoa pay a very high price. We can change that. Cocoa is largely grown in the tropical climates of West Africa, but also in Southeast Asia and Latin America. The intense poverty in many West African countries has led to a reliance on child labour, even slavery, with many workers forced to toil in dangerous, unsanitary conditions. As the demand for chocolate grows, farmers in South America are expanding their plantations. Cocoa plantations in Peru have cleared thousands of hectares of carbon-rich, biodiverse rainforest. We don’t have to be part of that; we have choices. Fortunately, we can still enjoy chocolate without causing suffering and devastation in other parts of the world. Here are a few of Saskatoon’s ethical options: Those Girls at the Market (in the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, 414 Ave. B S; thosegirlsatthemarket.com) use only ethically and sustainably farmed ingredients. They specialize in cold-processed, organic raw chocolate that is vegan-friendly. If doing a chocolate fondue over the holidays or any time of year, they’ve got you covered. Camino (lasiembra.com) is a Canadian brand

of fair trade, organic food products, including chocolate. They source all their ingredients from co-operatives relying on family farmers in the Caribbean, Latin America, Sri Lanka and Madagascar. Check out their chocolate Santa Clauses at Dad’s Organic Market (1820 8th St. E; dadsorganicmarket.com). Divine Chocolate (divinechocolate.com), available at Ten Thousand Villages (143 2nd Ave. N; tenthousandvillages.ca), is co-owned by a farmers’ co-operative in Ghana and workers share in the profits. The chocolate is grown organically under a shade canopy in African, South American and Caribbean forests. Other places to find sustainably sourced and fairly traded chocolate are The Better Good (714 Broadway Ave.; thebettergood.com) and Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut (1526 8th St. E; bernardcallebaut.com). The best way to determine your favourite? Have a chocolate tasting party! Once you venture into the realm of independent chocolatiers, you’ll find there’s a wide array of different flavours and cacao percentages.

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Invite your friends to a tasting evening: pick up four or five different chocolate bars (single-origin, different percentages of cocoa, raw) and then compare. • Look at the chocolate then smell it. What does it remind you of? • Place a small piece on your tongue and let it melt. Study the taste and texture. Does it change? • Have fun tasting! Penny McKinlay is a freelance communications specialist. She writes about food (wanderlustandwords.blogspot.ca) and the environment (ecofriendlysask.ca).

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

CAFÉS, LOUNGES & RESTAURANTS

THE BROADWAY THEATRE

Taverna Truffles Bistro Winston’s English Pub Woods Ale House

SASKATOON PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Park Café Seoul Thrive Juice Co The Underground Café

SASKATOON FARMERS’ MARKET

CLOTHIERS

Better Off Duds Downtown Brainsport 2nd Avenue Grill Broadway Shoe Repair 6Twelve Lounge 8th Street East The Dress Broadway Afghan Kabob & Donair Amigo’s Cantina Broadway Roastery on 8th Durand’s Fine Footwear Earth Bound Bakery & Deli Era Style Loft Bell ‘n’ Whistle Bliss Fine Food Griffin Takeaway Bon Temps Café Escape Sports Broadway Café Milestones The Capitol Music Club Broadway Roastery Foster’s Shoes Montana’s Congress Beer House Frakas Christie’s Il Secondo Red Lobster Cut Casual Steak & Tap Hats & That d’Lish by Tish Café Saboroso Ding Dong Jules & Lace Keo’s Slavianka Golden Pagoda La Vie Lente Boutique Las Palapas Resort Grill Yip Hong’s Dim Sum Good Earth Coffee Co. Manhattan Casuals Museo Coffee Grandma Lee’s* Momentum Other Nino’s Restaurant Olson + Burke Honey Bun Café Booster Juice* Nosh Eatery & Tap Outter Limits The Ivy Dining & Lounge Cesar’s Cakes & Café Sushiro The Sandbox in the City Karma Conscious Café City Perks Coffeehouse The Yard & Flagon Spank Mystic Java Earl’s/Bacchus Lounge Riversdale Swank Shoe Lounge Nisen EE Burritos 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Co. Il Salici (The Willows) Tonic O’Shea’s Irish Pub Asian Hut Otowa Jerry’s Burgers & Ice Cream Tryst Boutique Two Fifty Two Boutique Collective Coffee The Rook & Raven Konga Café Genesis Royal Thai Manhattan Gastropub CULTURAL VENUES The Grazing Goat Mr. Sub* The Saskatoon Club aka gallery The Hollows Prairie Harvest Café Saskatoon Asian Art Placement Gallery Leyda’s Café Prairie Sun Brewery Affinity Gallery Saskatoon Station Place Little Bird Patisserie La Troupe du Jour Starbucks* Spadina Freehouse Persephone Theatre Subway* Mandarin Restaurant Spicy Bite The Refinery Tastebuds Mardi Gras Grill St. Tropez Bistro

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The Roxy Theatre TCU Place box office Tourism Saskatoon Ukrainian Museum of Canada Western Development Museum

HOTELS & INNS

Best Western locations Comfort Inn & Suites Delta Bessborough Hotel Four Points Sheraton Hampton Inn Heritage Inn The Hilton Garden Inn Holiday Inn locations The Hotel Senator The James Hotel Marriott Courtyard The Park Town Hotel The Radisson Hotel The Ramada Hotel Riviera Motor Inn The Sandman Hotel The Saskatoon Inn The Sheraton Cavalier Super 8 Motel locations The Travelodge

SPAS, SALONS & GYMS Alchemy Clothing*Salon Damara Day Spa Edgewater Spa

Enigma Salon Ethos SalonSpa Lavish Hair Boutique Paramount Day Spa Revamp Salon Riverstone Massage Therapy Soul Salons Sunsera Salon locations* Visions Salon & Spa Goodlife Fitness Motion Fitness locations YMCA, YWCA

SPECIALTY RETAILERS Anthology/Blossoms Area Home Churchill’s British Imports Co-op Liquor Dad’s Organic Market Eastern Market Garden Architecture & Design Handmade House Indigo Books Ingredients Artisan Market LB Distillers McQuarries Tea & Coffee McNally Robinson Paddockwood Brewery Ten Thousand Villages Turning the Tide *-select locations


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CHINESE

Mandarin Restaurant 245 20th St. W. One of

the city’s tried-and-true places for dim sum. Order ahead for their Peking Duck or sample their fresh seafood. Open Thu–Tue 11am–8pm. $$ Odd Couple 228 20th St. W; oddcouple.ca. Try the suggested wine pairings to go with the pan-Asian cuisine at this hip spot in Riversdale. Open Mon–Thu 11:30am–2pm, 4:30–11pm, Fri–Sat 11:30am–11pm. $$ Szechuan Kitchen 835 Broadway Ave.; szechuankitchen. ca. A busy Broadway area eatery serving up fan favourites. Open Sun–Thu 11am–9:30pm, Fri–Sat 11am–10:30pm. $$ Tsui King Lao 208 Ave. H N. Lots of seafood, plus Peking Duck, spicy ginger beef and vegetarian mains. Open Tue–Sat 11am–9:30pm, Sun 11am–9pm. $ Yip Hong’s Dim Sum 40-1505 8th St. E; yiphongssaskatoon.com. Arrive early on weekends for dim sum; their’s is the best in town. Open Mon, Wed–Sat 11am–10pm, Sat 10am–10pm, Sun 10am–9pm. $$

JAPANESE, KOREAN

Café Japa Bowl 821 Broadway Ave.; japabowl.com.

258 Ave B South TheLittleBird.ca

Creative noodle bowls in Japanese and Korean styles. Open daily 11am–4pm (lunch), plus Sun–Tue 5–9pm, Wed–Sat 5pm–midnight (supper). $$ Samurai 601 Spadina Cres. E (in the Bessborough Hotel). Japanese teppan yaki (grilling on stainless steel) with all the fire and flair. Open daily 5–10pm. $$$ Sushiro 737B 10th St. E; sushiro.com. Broadway’s best sushi and eclectic Japanese nosh. Reservations recommended. Open Mon–Sat 5pm–midnight. $$$ Seoul 334 20th St. W; seoulsaskatoon.com. Use the iPad menus to order kimchee, bibimbap and table-top barbecued meats. Quick service and free appetizers. Open Mon–Sat 11am–9pm. $$

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

Friday night salsa dance parties, pupusas, flautas and the whole enchilada. Open Mon–Thu 11am–8:30pm, Fri 10am–midnight, Sat 11am–9pm. $$ La Bamba Café 3-1025 Boychuk Dr.; labambarestaurant.ca. It’s fresh, authentic and a true taste of Mexico. Open Sun–Thu 4–8pm, Fri–Sat 11:45am–8:30pm. $$ La Taqueria Mexicana 414 Ave. B S; on Facebook. Nearly 20 types of soft-shell tacos to choose from. Open Tue–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat 8am–2pm, Sun 10am–3pm. $ Saboroso 40-2600 8th St. E; saboroso.ca. AYCE beef, chicken and more roasted on the rodizio. Open Mon–Thu from 4:30pm, Fri–Sat from 4pm, Sun 10:30am–2pm. $$

VEGETARIAN Karma Conscious Café & Eatery 2-157 2nd Ave.

113-120 Sonnenschein Way 306-978-9696 glitchgifts.ca

N. A downtown coffee shop with a lunch menu that mixes Mediterranean, Indian and other influences in naanwiches, soups, stews and more. Open Mon–Fri 7:30am–5pm, Sat 10am–10pm, Sun 10am–3pm. $$ Nosh Eatery & Tap 820 Broadway Ave.; nosheateryandtap.com. Artful vegetarian meals that are tasty and yet satisfy one’s daily nutritional needs. Open Mon–Sat 11am–11pm, Sun noon–11pm. $$ Thrive Juice Bar 137 20th St. W; thrivejuiceco.com. Fresh, organic, cold-pressed juices, super-food smoothies, salads and more. Open Mon–Tue 8am–6pm, Wed–Fri 8am–7pm, Sat 9am–6pm, Sun 10am–4pm. $$

FINE DINING Bliss Fine Food 1002 Broadway Ave.; blissfinefood.

com. Appetizers, salads and mains with a touch of elegance. Open Tue–Sat 11am–2pm and from 5pm. $$$ Calories 721 Broadway Ave.; calories-restaurant.ca. An ever-changing menu with local produce, desserts to die for and a deep wine list. Open Mon–Thu 11am– 10pm, Fri–Sat 10am–11pm, Sun 10am–4pm. $$$ Carver’s Steakhouse 612 Spadina Cres. E (in the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel); carverssteakhouse.ca. Top steaks and a decent wine list. Open daily 5–10pm. $$$ Chandeliers Fine Dining 119 3rd Ave. S; chandeliers.club. Steaks, seafood, private dining rooms, live music weekends and 100-year-old art deco lighting. Open Mon–Fri 10am–10pm, Sat 4–10pm. $$$ Cut Casual Steak & Tap 416 21st St. E; cutcasualsteak.com. An open kitchen, a decadent wine room and live music on weekends. Open Mon–Sat from 11am, Sun from noon. $$$ Flanagan’s Steak House 243 21st St. E; flanaganssteakhouse.com. Edwardian décor, AAA steaks and the city’s deepest wine list. Open Mon– Fri 7am–11pm, Sat 8am–11pm, Sun 8am–noon. $$$ St. Tropez Bistro 238 2nd Ave. S; sainttropezbistro. ca. A family-run spot presenting French cuisine with regional influences, plus house-grown herbs and edible flowers. Open Wed–Sun 4–11pm. $$$

GLOBAL Afghan Kabob & Donair 3-100 2nd Ave. S; on

Facebook. The full menu is worth the wait, the kebabs are delicious and they also have regular hookah pipe nights. Open Mon–Sat 11am–10pm. $ Bon Temps Café 223 2nd Ave. S; bontempscafe.ca. Seafood creole, chicken and sausage Jambalaya, big crawfish boils, bartenders slinging cocktails and regular live music. Open daily 11am–9pm. $$ Cesar’s Cakes & Café 11-3000 Diefenbaker Dr.; on Facebook. Filipino kare kare (peanut stew w/ beef), tokwat baboy (steamed pork and fried tofu) and more. Open Tue–Sat 8am–8pm, Sun 8am–5pm. $ Katmu Soup & Café 1002 22nd St. W; katmusoupandcafe.com. Just the city’s third Filipino resto, this one focussing on traditional lunches and other fast street foods. Open Tue–Sun 11am–9pm. $ Konga Café 204 Ave. H N; kongacafe.com. It’s the place to go for classic Jamaican jerk or curried chicken (or goat). Yeah, mon! Open Tue–Thu 4–9pm, Fri–Sat 11am–11pm. $ Mardi Gras Grill 239 Idylwyld Dr. S; mardi-grasgrill.com. Gator po-boys, frog legs, blackened catfish, southern-style grits and heaps more. Open Tue–Wed noon–8:30pm, Thu–Fri noon–10pm, Sat 10am–10pm. $$ Saba’s African Cuisine 901 22nd St. W. Use the bread, called injera, and with your hands scoop up spicy servings of delicious Ethiopian/Eritrean food. Open Tue–Sun 4:30–10:30pm. $$ Pars 8-3311 8th St. E. The city’s only Persian restaurant makes up for what it lacks in charm with delicious kebabs, vaziri, bakhtiari, stews and more. Open Tue–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 10am–4pm. $ Wanuskewin Restaurant RR 4, Penner Road; wanuskewin.com. Enjoy “First Nations cuisine with a modern flair,” such as Rabbit Pot Pie, vegan 3 Sisters Chili and more. Open daily 9am–4:30pm. $

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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. Home Inn & Suites (K9; 253 Willis Cres., 306-657-4663) 14. MainStay Suites (E5; 317 Aerogreen Cres., 306-933-2622) 15. Marriott Courtyard Saskatoon Airport (E5; 333

Aerogreen Cres., 306-986-4993) 16. Motel 6 Saskatoon (A5; 231 Marquis Dr., 306-665-6688) 17. Northgate Motor Inn (G7; 706 Idylwyld Dr. N; 306-664-4414) 18. Northwoods Inn & Suites (G7; 610 Idylwyld Dr. N, 306-244-2901) 19. Quality Inn & Suites (E6; 1715 Idylwyld Dr. N, 306-244-5552) 20. Ramada Hotel (F7; 806 Idylwyld Dr. N, 306-665-6500) 21. Refresh Inn & Suites (H8; 1220 College Dr., 306934-5555) 22. Riviera Motor Inn (E6; 2001 Ave. B N, 306-242-7272) 23. Sandman Hotel Saskatoon (D6; 310 Circle Dr. W, 306-477-4844) 24. Saskatoon Inn Hotel (E6; 2002 Airport Dr., 306-242-1440) 25. Super 8 Saskatoon (D7; 706 Circle Dr. E, 306-384-8989) 26. Super 8 Saskatoon West (G5; 1414 22nd St. W, 306-974-2900) 27. Thriftlodge Saskatoon (E6; 1825 Idylwyld Dr. N, 306-244-2191) 28. TownePlace Suites by Marriott (K9; 247 Willis Cres., 306-952-0400) 29. Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon (D6; 106 Circle Dr. W, 306-242-8881) 30. Westgate Motor Inn (H5; 2501 22nd St. W; 306-382-3722)

1. Delta Bessborough

(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. Holiday Inn Express

(map 2, D4; 315 Idylwyld Dr. N, 306-384-8844)

5. The James Hotel

(map 2, E7; 620 Spadina Cres. E, 306-244-6446) 6. Obasa Suites* (3 locations; map 2, B4, B6; map 3, B2; 1-877-996-2272)

7. Park Town Hotel

(map 2, B7; 924 Spadina Cres. E, 1-800-667-3999)

8. Radisson Hotel Saskatoon

(map 2, E5; 405 20th St. E, 306-665-3322)

9. Hotel Senator

(map 2, D4; 243 21st St. E, 306-244-6141)

10. Sheraton Cavalier Hotel

(map 2, D5; 612 Spadina Cres. E, 306-652-6770)

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, Tue, Thu) 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. Civic Conservatory Completed in 1964, this glass and concrete structure is home to plants from tropical, desert, temperate and other climates. Catch the blooming cycles of various plants year-round in this heated oasis near the city centre. Open daily 10am–5pm. 950 Spadina Cres. E; saskatoon.ca/parksrecreation-attractions. 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 city-wide (including Market Mall and Lawson Heights Mall). 204 Dakota Dunes Way (20 min. south on Hwy 219), 306-667-6400; 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 13th Prime Minister, John G. Diefenbaker. Free admission. Open Mon–Fri 9am–4:30pm. 101 Diefenbaker Pl. (U of S campus), 306-966-8384; usask.ca/diefenbaker Kiwanis Park Found along Spadina Crescent East, the city’s most scenic park sprawls along the South Saskatchewan River and pays tribute to the city’s war veterans. The Vimy Memorial bandshell, south of the Bessborough, honours those who served in WWI. A fountain along the river remembers those who died in WWII. The park also features statues of noteworthy Saskatonians Denny Carr and Ray Hnatyshyn. Knox United Church A designated municipal heritage building, this two-storey, dark red brick building finished in 1914 boasts beautiful stained-glass windows and acoustics that make it a regular venue for many musical performances. Its congregation began as part of the Saskatoon Prebyterian Mission Field in 1885 following the Northwest Rebellion. 838 Spadina Cres. E, 306-244-0159. The Marr Residence This is the oldest house in Saskatoon on its original foundation. Built in 1884 by Alexander (Sandy) Marr, the home was used as a field hospital during the 1885 North-West Resistance. The Marr is a heritage site and supposedly haunted. It is open for special events on long weekends during the summer. 326 11th St. E, 306-652-1201; themarr.ca. Musée Ukraine Museum This museum showcases the history of the Ukrainian Catholic Church as expressed by more than 20,000 artifacts collected from generations of Ukrainian settlers to Canada. The building, still under construction, is also home to the formal archives of the Ukrainian Catholic Archives in Saskatchewan. Admission is free (donations welcome). 222 Ave. M S, 306-244-4212; mumsaskatoon.com. Royal Canadian Legion Museum Hidden away in

Eastview neighbourhood is the city’s small wartime museum, with minutely detailed dioramas of D-Day and other battles. Veterans and their families have donated combat uniforms, war medallions, flags and

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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. Every night from 5:30–10pm until January 7, the park hosts the Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour (pictured) presented by BHP Billiton (entry is $33/car-load). Park is otherwise open daily 10am–8pm. Off Attridge Dr. Tel: 306-975-3382; saskatoon.ca/parks-recreationattractions. Map 1, E11. more to this poignant space. Open Thu 9am–2pm or by appointment (entry by donation); call 306-374-6303. 3021 Louise St.; nutanalegion.ca. 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. Saskatoon Farmers’ Market Dozens of vendors selling farm-fresh produce, eggs, meat, fish, bread, preserves and more. Open Tue–Fri 10am–5pm; market days Wed (10am–3pm), Sat (8am–2pm) and Sun (10am–3pm). 414 Ave. B S; saskatoonfarmersmarket.com. U of S Observatory The observatory facilities (telescopes, other scientific equipment) at the U of S are available for use by both students and visitors alike, with the facility staffed year-round on Saturday nights for public viewing. Call to book a guided tour (306-9666393). Free admission. Open Saturdays in October and November 7:30–9:30pm; 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 features an art gallery and gift shop, has one of the largest collections of handwoven textiles in the country. 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 thousands of years as a gathering and hunting place. Trails rich in history wind over more than 6km of parkland, plus art galleries, a theatre, café serving First Nations cuisine and gift shop. Adults $8.50/children $4. Check out their “Heritage Series” Indigenous artists’ workshops on select Saturdays during the winter. 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, the WDM in Saskatoon also 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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secret Saskatoon Text by HenryTye Glazebrook Photos as noted

At left: The old Capitol Theatre marquee on 2nd Avenue South; the marquee in its current resting place off of Circle Drive South; below: the Capitol Music Club stage on 1st Avenue North evokes the city's history.

(Paul Miazga)

Gone but Not Forgotten: 'The Cap' The demolition of the old Capitol Theatre left many in tears and yet helped spur Saskatonians looking to preserve the city's heritage into action On Nov. 29, 1979, patrons to Saskatoon’s Capitol Theatre sat down for what they thought was a regular night out at the movies. Perhaps they bought concession snacks on their way in, and later strode home discussing the new picture they’d taken in—no different than filmgoers today. What these people didn’t realize, however, was that they had attended the final screening of a theatre that would become a hallmark of the prairie city’s history. “The demolition began at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 1979, despite vocal local protests and a 9,000-name petition presented to City Council,” says Jeff O’Brian, Archivist for the City of Saskatoon. The Capitol Theatre, which opened in 1929, stood at 127 2nd Ave South in the heart of downtown Saskatoon for 50 years before the wrecking ball began to swing. It was not the city’s first motion picture theatre, but it did usher in the advent of “talkie” technology,

which allowed films to screen alongside audio clips of dialogue. That new technology, coupled with its use as a theatre for the performing arts and as a centre for public meetings in a city then lacking a large, public auditorium, helped cement the Capitol as a fixture within the community. “It was built in an atmospheric style—providing the illusion of being outdoors—and was decorated in a Mediterranean fashion, reflecting a Spanish influence, similar to the Roxy Theatre today,” O’Brian says. “It was without a doubt the grandest theatre in Saskatoon’s history.” Though citizen pressure couldn’t halt its closure, O’Brian said hindsight shows there was some good to come from the monument’s closure. “The silver lining of the ‘Cap’ demolition was that it can be argued that it galvanized the local heritage preservation movement in Saskatoon, creating a wider awareness of, and greater public pressure

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for, older buildings to be retained and re-purposed rather than simply being demolished. While the site where the Capitol once stood is now the Scotia Centre, local heritage groups took care to save a few artifacts from the building before it was torn down, and carefully stored them away for

historical purposes. Today, a few small pieces of the old theatre have found a home at the Capitol Music Club, where the classic marquee—the C-A-PI-T-O-L letters that once adorned the venue—now help spotlight another stage for a new generation of performers.

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