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Regina May/June 2013 | Issue 8

INSIDER

CONVERSATIONS:

Saskatchewan Fashion Week’s Personalities, and What They’re Buzzing About

4 Local Sensational Stylists 7 TWEEPS

Worth Following

7 CONCERTS

You Don’t Want To Miss

5 PATIOS

For The Summer


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INSIDER

CONVERSATIONS:

Saskatchewan Fashion Week’s Personalities, and What They’re Buzzing About

04 Tweeps & Top 5 05 Check Out 11 Music 21 Movies 29 Style 55 Back Pages Featured

Writers ----------------------------------Dan Nicholls @dannicholls Music, Movies

Bryce Aubert @BryceAubert Music, Editorial

JJ Elliott @JJ_Ramone Music

Tara Osipoff @TaraOsipoff Editorial

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New Movies

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Mackenzie Kulcsár @kenzie_kulcsar Editorial


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SYPE Regina @SYPE_Regina

A local chapter for young entrepreneurs and professionals that meet and brainstorm with like-minded folk. You’ll get plenty of tips but they also know how to have a wicked good time.

Curves Regina @CurvesRegina

Curves empower people with health and fitness advice via Twitter. A recent post suggested brushing one’s teeth after a small snack to prevent further cravings… who knew?

Milky Way Ice Cream @MilkyWayRegina

Regina’s favorite place to score ice cream, and a local treasure since 1956, Milky Way’s Twitter will keep you up to date on lactose-filled goodness until you’re able to devour it in person.

Allan Pulga @poonisms

Known by many simply as “Poon,” Allan is one of the best dudes in all the Prairies and has a sharp wit worth your follows. He’s also one of the sharpest dressed men around.

Cindy Grainger @laicos360

A social media expert and coach, Grainger is a great follow if you’re looking for great information, and more importantly a sunny disposition during an endless winter. We’re a fan.

Jeff Richards

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Brewsters – All three Saskatchewan locations, conveniently located in Regina, have patios available for guests, perfect for unwinding with one of their many handcrafted house brews. In the northwest corner, their Normanview location is a favorite for fruit beer fans as their raspberry and blueberry ales are unparalleled locally.

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Crave kitchen + wine bar – Regina’s only wine bar has one of the most elegant backdrops in the city, and an atmosphere to match. There’s something inherently relaxing about sitting outside on their patio during a nice day and watching the hustle and bustle of Victoria Ave. pass you by.

Earls (East Regina) – Like Brewsters North, Earls East is the crème de la crème of East Regina patios. The excellent staff has a fantastic menu to serve and have enough beers and cocktails to keep you satiated on the hottest days. Their margaritas are the perfect end of day treat after a long day of work. O’Hanlon’s – While it’s still yet to be determined if the venerable Irish pub will have their brand new permanent patio installed this Spring due to snags with the final approval for the permits. Regardless, their patio has become a warm weather hotspot as seats are often snagged quickly as patrons down their Guinness.

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Beer Brothers – Right in the midst of the Scarth Street Mall, Beer Brothers patio features delicious gastropub eats and countless beers available by draft and bottle. A preferred location for a quick lunch and a drink, Beer Brothers’ patio is also great place to people watch and hear the sounds of the city during the day. that’ll whip you up something tasty while you’re there. —Bryce Aubert

@hotmentalist

Western Canada’s hottest mentalist knows what you’re thinking before you do, and there’s a good chance he’ll blow your mind. The guy can also get real crazy at staff parties.

Regina Red Sox @ReginaRedSox

The 2011 and 2012 Western Major Baseball League Champs are gearing up for another Summer of success. Red Sox games are some of the best bang for your buck around and fun for the whole family. —Bryce Aubert

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tepping through the front door of Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar it’s immediately apparent that you’re in for an excellent experience.

Located in the beautiful building that once housed Regina’s Assiniboia Club, Crave has created a unique dining and social atmosphere that is unmatched in the city. Add an accomplished Executive Chef, seasoned management team, and dynamic kitchen and service staff, and you have a destination that is now finding its niche within a crowded entertainment market. Opened in June 2006, Crave is presently the Queen City’s only wine bar with over 70 labels available by glass or bottle, coinciding nicely with a sustainable, organic-sourced menu masterfully created by Executive Chef Jonathan Thauberger, and a multitude of environments within the building to enjoy both. Not a wine fanatic? The bar also features many beers on tap, and plenty more available by the bottle. Led by managing partner Craig Perrault, part of the ownership team since the restaurant’s launch, Crave sees a city that has its downtown in the early stages of revitalization.

“There are more businesses downtown now and it helps create the dynamic of Destination Downtown. I want people to think of coming downtown for an evening out with great businesses open like Flip, The Rooftop, Beer Brothers, O’Hanlon’s, Siam, and of course Crave. If you go downtown there’s a whole bunch of patios, bars, and restaurants. It’s where you want to be.” Perrault knows a thing or two about happening places having started in the service industry while studying his Masters at the University of Alberta. Working evenings at Joey restaurants (known as Joey Tomatoes at the time) during their heyday, the young entrepreneur further honed his skills back in Regina serving club members of the Assiniboia Club, hoping to parlay the networking towards a future career. Photographer: Chris Graham Photography

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aving left the capital city to study in an Eco-tourism program in Prince Albert, Perrault’s excellent service and networking became fortuitous as he was recruited by the new owners of the Assiniboia Club building, Craig Lothian and Rob Duguid, to become a managing partner of the building’s anchor restaurant. Seven years later, the business is beginning to hit its sweet spot, after initial headaches such as poor s ignage, long overdue maintenance issues, and a kitchen operating on a different floor from the restaurant. While other establishments may have succumbed to those kisses of death, the charming managing partner notes Crave survived and has come to thrive thanks to the great dedication of his fine staff. “This business doesn’t work without all of us working together. If you’re coming in as a staff member, we want to learn who you are and put your best talents and strengths forward. We’ve been fortunate that our staff have always come in and treated this like their own business.”

from our managers; Jessica Wallman is our night manager, has spent a long time in our industry, and is very good at what she does. She’s amazing at leading people and teaching them the tricks of the trade.” “On the catering side, we have Monica Brennan running the business. She’s our liaison with clients when planning the menu, diagnostics, or timing of an event. We also have Emily Nicholson as our Catering Manager and she’s presently off on maternity leave.” “Running our kitchen,” Perrault continues, “Jonathan Thauberger is our Executive Chef and he’s a great story. He grew up in Regina, left for the West Coast for 20 years, and now has come back as an incredibly talented restaurant guy.”

about moving back to the city to be our Executive Chef. He was ready to come back and be around his family and plug into the city but he also had all this expertise from the West Coast. We’ve had really talented chefs that have worked for us in the past but understanding where we wanted to go as a restaurant it was a great match as we learned his philosophy, shared ours, and ensured it was the right fit. It was really clear what both of us wanted and I think that has allowed for that great synergy as to what we want to do.” “It doesn’t all happen all at once. We’re going to be seven [years old] in June, and with Jonathan, even though he’s been here for a year now, it’s a really

“I think the timing was perfect when we started talking to Jonathan

Earning the staff’s buy-in has come from Perrault’s management philosophy of letting his managers manage, and being there to support them, creating a workplace ambiance where many of his staff have been there nearly as long as him. “It’s a huge advantage having people stay and help you improve your business,” he explains. “A lot of that comes

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slow progression to get customers to understand what he does and to ensure we can get the right product to do what he does best.” Thauberger’s sustainable and organic fresh food has been a hit with Crave’s dining and event guests. The West Coast-trained culinary commander features a recently re-launched lunch menu that is accessible to lunchtime guests, but delivers the wow-factor in spades for evening diners with delicious entrees like Bison ribeye steaks, Lake Diefenbaker steelhead trout, and a lentil cassoulet for vegetarians. Where the impressive young chef really impresses is with his apparent mastery of the ancient art of charcuterie. Simply explained as the subdivision of cooking that deals with prepared meat products, Thauberger’s tasty touch can be seen on the charcuterie plank with house-made terrines, parfaits, mortadellas, chorizos, bresaolas, and wild boar sausage. While uncommon for many a local palate, the offerings are mouthwatering delicacies consistently raved about by both foodies and average joes. Despite a comfortable character, including a relaxing patio, Crave has been dismissed by some due to the classy heritage building it resides in, and the elitist perception that people have of wine bars. Perrault acknowledges those perceptions and explains the only way to overcome that is welcome those folks in and show them their fears are unfounded.

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n actuality, Crave benefits from the distinct building that houses it, as it allows guests to utilize rooms such as the 10-Spot, Liquid Lounge, Champagne Room, and Main Event Room to host unique experiences for 2 to 100+ patrons at any given time. There’s also a boardroom that’s available, and often used, for corporations and organizations to host meetings and other events. “We’re fortunate,” Perrault suggests, “having staff trained in multiple facets – hosting larger events and then being capable of running a regular section in a restaurant. It’s all been done out of necessity but it’s fun to do these things too. It’s fun to break out of a routine. We’ve done the Geminis and just hosted multiple JUNO events and we have the Grey Cup on the upcoming slate, and every time it’s always a blast.” “We do big events for ourselves and we do weddings too. We’ve done events for up to 450 people and we’re capable of setting up an intimate experience for two people. That keeps us on our toes and we’re not afraid to do it because we’ve been doing it for 7 years.” Celebrating their seventh birthday in a month, Perrault and his partners like the sustainable model they’re trying to build and have seen things get better everyday as things continue to evolve downtown. With hotels and more residential housing going up in the area, they see a bright future ahead as they forge forward knowing they’ve found their collective footing. “I think with our food, our room, and the vibe and identity that we have, we should be considered with the best independent restaurants in the city. We can be big in the mode of a franchise, yet we’re independent so you’re supporting local while being downtown in an environment that’s very distinguishable.” “I think the biggest thing that distinguishes us from your average restaurant is our approach to food and how it works together. We’re in the business of trying to become the best restaurant we can possibly be. After seven years we’re getting closer, closer, and closer, and what I really like about it is that it’s constantly changing yet it’s approachable and accessible all the time.”

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Foodie Feature

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BIG BURGERS

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“My only goal is to make fresh quality food that our customers will enjoy,” explains Sean Hale, Executive Chef at The Tap.

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anting to move away from the frozen processed hamburger offerings typically presented by most restaurants, Hale spent six months testing and retesting various blends of beef before creating the perfectly constructed patty and accompanying bun to grace the North Regina establishment’s menu.

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“I was bored of using frozen patties and mass-produced buns that look perfect every time,” Hale declares. “I was sick of the norm and was looking for a burger that would be the type of burger that I could appreciate instead of the same old bland status quo.” “The hardest part was finding the perfect balance of meat and binding agents like eggs and breadcrumbs. Too

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much and you lose flavor; Too little and your burger will disintegrate during the cooking process and while you’re trying to eat it.” Using specially ordered ground chuck that the restaurant staff hand forms, and a house made brioche bun that’s baked fresh daily, Hale’s burger creations have become a signature staple since being introduced in recent months.

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Among the creative concoctions on the burger menu are the Ole’ (house-made chipotle sauce, jalapeno jack cheese, smokehouse bacon, caramelized onions, and banana peppers), Lumberjack (back bacon, aged cheddar, a fried egg, and marmalade mayo, and the Angry Irishman (Jamison barbecue sauce, Guinness cheddar, brandied candied bacon, Black & Tan onion rings, and Irish Red Coat mayo). In the past couple weeks they just released what may be Hale’s best creation yet. Their new Bueno burger is made with a Mexican chorizo and ground chuck patty, queso cheese, shredded lettuce, avocado, jalapenos, pico de gallo, and speared with a jalapeno popper. Despite the drool worthy gastronomic inventions the Executive Chef has imagined through collaborations with staff, family and friends, Hale affirms that it all comes back to the burger and the bun. “The bun and the patty are what really make a burger for me – everything else is just extra. That’s the foundation of any good burger and if that isn’t right then you can put anything you want on it but you’re never going to make a great burger.” “You can get store bought buns and you may find one that is okay but it’s not the same as a same-day baked bun. It’s the same thing with the preservatives and all the filler they put in those frozen puck patties. It’s just not the same as fresh.”

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Music

MÖTLEYCRÜE May 3rd - Mosaic Place (Moose Jaw)

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t’s simultaneously hyperbolical as well as an understatement to say that the members of Mötley Crüe have seen it all, but when reviewing their history one gets the sense that there isn’t a lot that Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars haven’t gone through. They’ve been at both ends of the celebrity spectrum, from the top of the charts to the lows of addictions to drugs and alcohol. The band members’ wild personalities became as publicized as their music, but through their ups and downs they’ve

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released nine studio albums and toured nearly every continent on the planet. That type of heavy lifestyle definitely takes a toll, though; Vince Neil took a sabbatical from the band for six years in the 1990s, and Tommy Lee stepped away for five years to focus on his side projects.

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying the Crüe’s place in the hard rock hall of fame. They’ve sold over 80 million albums worldwide and produced countless hit singles such as “Girls, Girls,

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Girls” and “Dr. Feelgood”. The band has recently embarked on a massive tour of Canada that’s taking them from B.C. to Ontario. With an unprecedented three shows in three different Saskatchewan cities along the way, fans throughout the province won’t have any excuse for missing out on catching the band’s loud energy live in concert. While the band oddly won’t be performing in Regina, a Friday night show on May 3rd in Moose Jaw would make for the shortest road trip and likely the wildest party atmosphere. —DAN NICHOLLS

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wreck May 3rd - Mosaic Place (Moose Jaw)

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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------ig Wreck only released three albums in 18 years, but that hasn’t stopped the group from becoming one of the most ubiquitous names touring across the land. Formed by Ian Thornley in 1994, Big Wreck exploded with 1997’s In Loving Memory Of…, which included the huge single “That Song”. The band broke up in 2002, but Thornley and his former band mates made amends and started playing together again in 2011. Their third LP, Albatross, was released last year and made a decent showing on the national charts. Big Wreck is opening for Mötley Crüe on their cross-country tour this summer, which includes a stop in Moose Jaw on May 3rd. Fans will want to show up early to catch Thornley and his reunited crew back on stage in a prime spotlight. —DAN NICHOLLS

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Skydiggers May 10th - The Exchange

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longside contemporaries like The Tragically Hip, Spirit of the West and Blue Rodeo, the Skydiggers helped dramatically change the musical landscape here in Canada during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

During an era of forgettable hair metal bands (Harem Scarem anyone?) the Skydiggers and bands of their ilk began to take over MuchMusic and radio with their organic rock sound, paving the way for the alterna-rock boom of the 90’s.

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The Skydiggers have had a revolving lineup over the years. However, the one constant has been the signature vocals of singer Andy Maize. His distinct voice has helped make songs like “I Will Give You Everything,” “I’m Wondering,” and “A Penny More” enduring Canadian classics. You can see them play these songs and more at The Exchange. —JJ Elliott

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he Oak Ridge Boys are an institution in the worlds of both country music and gospel music. The mere mention of the name Oak Ridge Boys is guaranteed to instantly trigger the “oom papa oom papa oom papa mow mow” bass vocal hook in “Elvira.” This legendary vocal quartet formed in the 1940s, taking the gospel music scene by storm.

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After a few lineup changes, the group began to see some crossover success in the country music market in the 1960s. By the time the 1980s rolled around, the group were icons, riding high on the success of monster singles like “Elvira,” “American Made” and “Bobbie Sue.” As well, lead singer Duane Allen had an impressive mustache that gave Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds a run for their money. Plus, baritone singer William Lee Golden’s beard made even the guys in ZZ Top insecure about their facial hair.

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The Oak Ridge Boys are still recording and touring after all these years and are making a stop at the Casino Regina Show Lounge on May 17. The Boys are getting up there in age but they still put on a great show and their songs stand the test of time. Expect to hear some great vocal harmonies and a plethora of songs that you’ve grown up. It’s country music comfort food. —JJ Elliott

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new found glory May 28th - Louis’ Pub (Saskatoon) ------------------------------------------------------------

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f Blink 182 are the godfathers of modern pop punk, Florida’s New Found Glory are the love struck princes of the genre.

Celebrating their 16th year as a band and the 10th anniversary of their smash hit record Sticks and Stones, the veteran fivepiece will be playing the seminal record in its entirety. Touring with fellow melodic punk acts Cartel and Living With Lions, the band that wrote “Hit or Miss” and “My Friend’s Over You” is among one of the most energetic and entertaining out there.

Performing at the University of Saskatchewan student bar Louis’, space will be at a premium for those wishing to see a band that often plays venues triple the size. —Bryce Aubert

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correction In our previous issue, March/April 2013, in our feature on local musician Jason Plumb we mistakenly erred in proclaiming Mr. Plumb as the only present Regina resident with a JUNO Award. As we posted on our website, www.cityslicker. ca, on March 25th, legendary local guitarist Jack Semple politely tweeted us with a picture of himself with his JUNO. We sincerely apologize for our oversight and wish to publicly thank Mr. Semple for his gracious acceptance of our apologies. Since that time, we have also learned that Mr. Stacey Hoskin, also a present resident, won a JUNO as a member of Toronto-based industrial metal act Monster Voodoo Machine. While disappointed that our research was incorrect, we humbly regret our error and congratulate all three talented Regina residents. Issue 8 | May/June 2013

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SUPERSUCK June 3rd - The Exchange

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hen frontman Eddie Spaghetti proclaims that the Supersuckers are “the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World,� who are we to argue? Since forming in Tuscon, Arizona in 1988, this balls-

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to-the-wall rock combo have melted enough faces and compiled quite the impressive discography over the years to make a convincing case for that title. The Supersuckers are what rock and roll should be: attitude, swagger, volume, and hooks... with tongues firmly planted in cheek.

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The Supersuckers have never been able to break through to the mainstream but these bluesy punks have carved out a steady, successful career by consistently releasing great tunes and sharing the stage with the likes of Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson, Social Distortion, the Ramones, Nashville Pussy and Steve Earle. At a

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itans of a seemingly forgotten period where post-hardcore and screamo-punk ruled alternative rock airwaves, Silverstein have survived and even thrived long after many of their brethren have pulled up stakes and called it quits. Hailing from the City of Burlington around the same time that Southern Ontario was becoming a hotbed for similar types of music, the quintet (which still has 80% of its original members) have outlasted other bands like Alexisonfire, Boys Night Out, Dead and Divine, among others.

Supersuckers show you are guaranteed to raise your devil horns and middle fingers in the air. If you want to witness one of the best live rock shows out there, do yourself a favour and see this band at The Exchange on June 2nd. —JJ Elliott

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While their biggest albums were the stellar discs Discovering The Waterfront and Arrivals & Departures, the band has been consistently delivering material for the last decade. Their latest offering, This is How the Wind Shifts,

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was released in early February and is arguably their best album to date. Written as a concept album with the songs effectively being a story of how a person’s life can change dramatically with any one event, and the struggle between one’s actions and one’s feelings. Seemingly on the road constantly, the band has performed in essentially every corner of the world and have delivered a number of memorable shows in Saskatchewan over the years. Their upcoming June gig features pop-punkers The Wonder Years opening for them, and sees Silverstein at their creative apex matching appealing melodies with hardcore punk. Considering The Exchange’s capacity, those who eschew buying advance tickets will undoubtedly find themselves looking on from the outside come the night of the show. —Bryce Aubert

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Movies


IRON MAN 3 In theatres May 3rd

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obert Downey Jr. has seen his share of peaks and valleys since he started making a name for himself in the 1980s, but he found his signature role in Tony Stark when Iron Man struck box office gold in 2008. Since then the actor has launched a second successful franchise with the Sherlock Holmes series and even earned an Oscar nomination for his outrageous performance in the comedy Tropic Thunder. Downey is up, way up, these days and he’s poised for even more success when Iron Man 3 kicks off the summer movie season on May 3rd.

The third solo feature from Marvel’s hottest commodity finds Tony Stark at his highest and lowest points; he’s praised by nearly everyone for helping save the world but he’s simultaneously haunted by inner demons and on the verge of becoming a full-blown alcoholic. After a new foe named the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) violently attacks Stark, our hero is forced to dig deep to find the strength to save the woman he loves (Gwyneth Paltrow) and renew his own faith in himself.

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Iron Man might not have joined the ranks of Spider-Man or Batman in the comic book world but he’s definitely one of the A-list movie superheroes, even if he was slightly damaged by a sophomore slump when Iron Man 2 hit screens in 2010.

That sequel was considered “more of the same” and was met with a general “meh” from audiences with high expectations. But Iron Man was arguably the biggest name amongst the wide array of heroes in last year’s The Avengers, which broke all kinds of box office records and restored everyone’s faith that the character was back in top form (reuniting Downey Jr. with the director of his highly underrated Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is another promising sign of the series’ renewed strength). Thanks to that most recent success, Iron Man 3 is in a prime spot to outshine the prior Iron Man movies and reign supreme this summer. —DAN NICHOLLS

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Great Gatsby In theatres May 10th

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he Great Gatsby (opening May 10th) is a modern and stylized cinematic re-interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s timeless novel, but this adaptation of one of the most beloved and acclaimed pieces of literature in history has a bumpy road ahead of it; vocal fans of the original literary property are likely to find the movie to be not faithful enough or too faithful to the novel, as is usually the case with such a high-profile page-to-screen translation like this. Director Baz Luhrmann brought Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge! to the big screen and gained a cult of admirers in the process, but he’s a filmmaker who tends to put style before substance. Releasing the film in the gimmicky 3D format doesn’t seem to be a natural fit, but Luhrmann’s unique imagination should produce at least a few memorable and eye-popping

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visuals. Placing musicians like Jay-Z, Fergie and Lana Del Rey on the soundtrack seems to go against the grain as well, but the mismatching of musical styles and story settings worked out pretty well for Moulin Rouge! in 2001. Audiences looking for something out of the ordinary at the multiplex could do worse than take this trip to 1920s New York with the reliable Leonardo DiCaprio, who stars as the mysterious and extravagant Gatsby. —DAN NICHOLLS

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hat was once a property solely for the geekiest of geeks was rebooted with a sleek new appeal for the masses when J.J. Abrams released the succinctly titled Star Trek in 2009.

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That movie became a worldwide sensation and reset the timeline for familiar characters like Kirk and Spock that had previously reached the limits of the final frontier. Taking characters that had existed since the 1960s and giving them an invigorating reinvention with a young cast turned more heads than the franchise had seen in some time; the crew of the Next Generation faded out in 2002 with Star Trek: Nemesis and hope for any future crew of the Enterprise was practically lost before Abrams and his Bad Robot production team brought their modern vision to the table.

Star Trek Into Darkness picks up where the previous film left off, with Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise exploring distant corners of the galaxy, boldly going where no one has gone before. A mysterious threat, menacingly played by Benedict Cumberbatch, arrives on Earth and endangers the existence of everyone on the planet.

Details about the new film have been kept mostly under wraps, with an extra layer of secrecy surrounding the identity of Cumberbatch’s villain. He’s been called “John Harrison” in some of the pre-release information, but die hard Star Trek fans are holding out hope that he’s actually a new iteration of Khan, possibly the most well known bad guy in the series’ history. Next to Abram’s Star Trek, 1982’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is perhaps the most beloved of all the Trek films. The character’s name will hopefully be deemed irrelevant, though, if he proves to be a formidable challenge for our heroes. —DAN NICHOLLS

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Fast & Furious 6

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summer movie season hasn’t officially started until we see a car burst out of the front of a flaming airplane. —DAN NICHOLLS

The Hangover Part III In theatres May 24th -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Hangover Part III (opening May 24th) may be one of the big comedy titles of the year but it’s got an uphill battle to face on its way to the top of the summer movie must-see list thanks to the poorly received middle chapter of the “trilogy of bad decisions”. 2011’s The Hangover Part II suffered from creative shortcomings and slightly diminished box office returns but a built-in audience is something that Hollywood will milk for every last dime so a third Hangover film was practically assured. Fans of The Hangover find it painful to reflect on Part II – while it did have a few moments of inspired hilarity, it was still basically a shameless recreation of the first movie. There is some hope that the trilogy will regain its former glory, though; producers have promised that Part III will abandon the identical structures of the first two movies in favor of a completely new adventure with Alan (Zach Galifianakis), Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Stu (Ed Helms). Reuniting with Ken Jeong and Heather Graham while introducing fresh faces including John Goodman and Melissa McCarthy only helps inspire confidence that the series will be capped off on a high note. —DAN NICHOLLS

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wo analog salesmen living in a digital age (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) find themselves out of work and lost in a world that’s moving too fast for them in The Internship (opening June 7th). The duo hatches a scheme to land jobs with Google but encounter stiff opposition from the tech-savvy youngsters competing with them. It’s a tired “old school versus new school” story that audiences have witnessed countless times before, but who could resist seeing the Wedding Crashers themselves re-teaming on the big screen?

new take on the legendary Superman story, Man of Steel is soaring into theaters on June 14th. Sent from the planet Krypton to protect a world that doesn’t quite understand who or what he is, mildmannered Clark Kent (relative newcomer Henry Cavill) embarks on a journey of self-discovery that’s aided by the love of reporter Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and challenged by the villainous General Zod (Michael Shannon).

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The jokes in the movie’s trailer are pretty weak (lots of forced “we’re old and don’t know how to use cell phones or computers” gags) but there are hints of a snarky edge in the dialogue co-written by Vaughn. Hack mainstream comedy director Shawn Levy doesn’t inspire confidence, but the two leads will likely be able to charm audiences through the film’s rougher patches. —DAN NICHOLLS

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Director Zack Snyder took a more realistic approach to this rebooted origin story in contrast to the cartoony lightheartedness of the five previous Superman movies. Snyder formerly took a stab at a “serious” superhero movie with Watchmen – a film that has as many admirers as it does detractors. Still, the odds seem to be in Snyder’s favor thanks to a quality cast and the guidance of producer Christopher Nolan (the man who redefined the superhero genre with the Dark Knight trilogy). —DAN NICHOLLS

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ased on the New York Times best selling novel of the same name, World War Z is set up to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer film season. The movie, which caused a major bidding war between the production companies owned by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, was produced by Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and focuses on a United Nations employee (Pitt) who travels the world trying to find any solution to a growing zombie plague. While seeing a Hollywood A-lister executive produce and star in a film about zombies would typically signal the bastardization and commercialization of a relatively underground genre, early testing was reportedly strong, save for a third act that was rewritten in mid-2012.

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Anyone who has seen the previews for the film after having read the book or heard the audio book will immediately notice that it’s written drastically different than the UN Report style of the Max Brooks novel. To be fair, Brooks himself has been quoted praising the strong script, so there’s little chance of World War Z becoming the brutal movies that Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown’s books turned into. Be prepared though, as any investment in this movie may require patience as talk of two sequels to complete a trilogy have already been rumored, so those looking for clean, neat ending will likely leave unsatisfied. —Bryce Aubert

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Cover

Colin O’Brian Man’s Shoppe, Uforia | Muse, Hudson’s Bay-Cornwall Centre Photography: Scott Goodwil Hair Styling: Melissa Mark Location: Pure Ultra Lounge

Makeup Artistry: Sara Lindsay Wardrobe Styling: Tara Osipoff


NSIDER CONVERSATIONS: Saskatchewan Fashion Week’s Personalities, and What They’re Buzzing About —Mackenzie Kulcsár

Among the province’s smartly dressed, and sharpest minds, Saskatchewan Fashion Week swirls together like a cocktail of so many driven personalities, business-focused designers, retailers and artists of all genres. A sweet libation of culture crossed with imagination, style and gritty determination pours into the city this May. As an experience, Saskatchewan Fashion Week rivals fashion weeks across the country. It’s no easy task to bring this many individuals together and moving in the same direction towards a common goal. An event of this calibre doesn’t just happen. It is built. This month, City Slicker takes you inside the minds of five personalities building the experience of Saskatchewan Fashion Week – on the runway and behind the scenes. If slick is the thing, these people are it.

This is behind the scenes with the people behind the scenes.

JILLSVEINSON: Marketing Manager JILL ARRIVED AT OUR INTERVIEW IN SHORTS, TIGHTS, A TOQUE AND A WINTER JACKET AND GIVING US THE IMPRESSION OF SOMEONE WHO KNOWS EXACTLY WHO SHE IS. City Slicker: “You look like you’re ready for Spring, Jill. Give us an idea of what trend you’re most looking forward to for warmer weather.” Jill: “Definitely crop tops. It’s been too long since the weather allowed us to be comfortable enough to be friends with the sun.” CS: “Is there a trend that you’re totally over?’ Jill: “Studs. I’m so over studding on clothing. Everything is studded!” CS: “Describe your style for us.” Jill: “Absolutely. My style is transmutable. I want to try different things all the time. I might see someone else wearing an outfit I don’t think will work for me, but I’m curious to try it out. That’s what I like about fashion.

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It’s an opportunity to try something new. I’m really loving polka dots right now, and the 90’s making a comeback.”

topping my list right now.” CS: “What’s your favourite colour?” Jill: <laughs> “Oh, wow! No one’s asked me that since I was a little girl. Burgundy? Olive green? No wait. Peach. Tangerine. You know, happy colours.”

CS: “Smokey eye, or Cat eye?’ Jill: “Smokey, for sure.” CS: “Who’s on your iPod lately?”

CS: “What are you most looking forward to about SFW?”

Jill: “I’m listening to Beach House, Best Coast, Dragonette and the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs.” CS: “How about books. What are you reading that’s worth sharing?” Jill: “I really love magazines for content and photography. I love reading fashion blogs too, but Russh and ZINK magazines are

Jill: “People bringing great ideas to the runway. I’ve heard great things about Laurie Brown, and that we’ll see some pieces that explore eco-dying. I’m excited about the shows. That, to me, is what SFW is all about.”

ALLIE FOLK: Graphic Artist/Model

MEETING OVER COFFEE ON AN HOUR AWAY FROM WORK, ALLIE EXUDED CALM AND A STYLE THAT IS DOWN-TO-EARTH WHILE STILL BEING POLISHED. HER INTERVIEW WAS LIKE SITTING DOWN WITH AN OLD FRIEND: DELIGHTFUL. CS: “Allie, you have two roles with SFW: model and graphic artist. Do you have a favourite?” Allie: “No. It’s too hard to choose. Both suit a desire I have to participate in SFW and each have their own gratification. It’s exciting to be able to do both. I learn more about myself by doing each.” CS: “Do you have a favourite accessory?” Allie: “My Hillberg & Berk sparkle balls, absolutely. They go with jeans and a bunnyhug or dress up for a night out. My go to accessory, definitely.” CS: “What about a trend that you’re over?” Allie: “Probably over backcombing. Oh! And high-rise bathing suits. It’s too much. Just stop. Please.” CS: <laughs> “Ok! What about a favourite trend?”

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Allie: “I love maxi dresses. They’re comfortable and you can wear them dressed up, or casually.”

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CS: “Favourite colour?” Allie: “Blue. It’s always been blue.” CS: “Name me three things you love that are blue.” Allie: “The ocean. Blue skies. And the feeling of calm I associate with blue. I say that’s a thing.” CS: “I say it’s a thing too. And what are you reading?” Allie: “Right now I’m reading a book called Designing Brand Identity. I’m learning how to apply that through my work.” CS: “And what are you most looking forward to about SFW?” Allie: “Last year was so great. I’m looking forward to seeing how we can make this year bigger and more memorable. I think it will be a challenge and I can’t wait to see how we all continue to improve – as people and as an experience.”

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SHERI SOPCZAK: Owner and Head Designer of Chicks & Girlies

IN THE MIDST OF HAIR AND MAKEUP, SHERI GAVE US A GLIMPSE INTO HER COLOURFUL WORLD, AND WHAT WE CAN EXPECT TO SEE IN HER RUNWAY COLLECTION THIS YEAR. CS: “It’s been a big year for you, Sheri. You’re designing full time now, is that right?”

now on my Kobo. I can never just stick to one. I love everything vampire.”

Sheri: “It is. It’s been a year of change. We’re a year older and smarter, we’re not as nervous and everything is coming together. It’s such a privilege.”

CS: “Shiny vampires?”

CS: “Tell us about the collection. What can we expect to see?”

Sheri: “Flats. Especially boots. I love boots.”

Sheri: “Colour, and lots of it. The winter has been so long and we’re all ready for colour. Rich colours that will pop off of black and greys – and lots of it.” CS: “Do you have a favourite colour?” Sheri: “I love pink and green. I adore pink leather and green is so fresh and calm.” CS: “What are you reading?” Sheri: “I have about fifteen books started right

Sheri: “No. Darker than that.” CS: “Flats or heels?”

CS: “A guilty indulgence?” Sheri: “Definitely sugar. Anything sweet.” CS: “How does running your business here in Saskatchewan give you an advantage?” Sheri: “This is home for me, and I’ve lived all over the province so it’s really the people who make this place. I think not just for me, but for everyone. The people of this province are encouraging, and build with one another in mind. That is the Saskatchewan advantage.”

AARON BURNETTE: Runway Stylist for Colin O’Brian Man’s Shoppe

OVER A GLASS OF RED, AARON GAVE US HIS VIEWS ON HAIR, TATTOOS, BAND LIFE AND MEN'S FASHION. AS AN APPROACHABLE FELLOW, AARON MAKES MEN'S FASHION ACCESSIBLE AND SEXY. FELLAS: PUT ON A TIE. AARON WILL SHOW YOU HOW. CS: “This will be your second year styling the Colin O’Brian set. How much of yourself do you put into what we see on the runway, Aaron?” Aaron: “My style is a little more rock and roll, but I try to sneak that into the show, absolutely. This year you can expect to see colour: purple, yellow, red and all shades Issue 8 | May/June 2013

of blue will be making a statement this year.” CS: “And what about you? What’s your favourite colour?” Aaron: “I don’t have a favourite. I go through phases. I’m coming out of a black phase and moving into blue.” CS: “How do you feel about the retro vibe

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in men’s wear? Do you see this trend continuing?” Aaron: “I do. I think it’s classic but revamped with a modern cut. It’s classic for a reason.” CS: “What about books and music. What are you into?” Aaron: “I’m reading a book about the house of Gucci and how that empire was built. My Ted Baker rep passed it along to me. I have music as a background, so I really love music as an accessory. I love house music. It’s impressive to me how DJ culture has built something from other musical styles.” CS: “If you could wake up in any city tomorrow, where would you be?”

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Aaron: “In Havana, Cuba for sure. I spent some time there this year, and it was great to see how the Cubans’ priorities were having a great day, and looking out for their families. So refreshing.” CS: “And what are you most looking forward to for SFW?” Aaron: “It’s gratifying to finally be a have city in a have province. I’m looking forward to seeing what other people are wearing. I like observing people dressed for an event.” CS: “And you? What will you be wearing?” Aaron: <smirks> “I don’t want to ruin the surprise.”

KIP SIMON: President and CEO of 22|Fresh

PROVING THAT FASHION IS BUSINESS AND ART IN ONE, KIP JOINED THE SHOOT ON LOCATION READY TO TALK THE PHILOSOPHY OF BUILDING A BRAND IN SASKATCHEWAN. CS: “What’s your favourite colour?”

CS: “Give us a list of your favourite apps.”

Kip: “Are you serious?”

Kip: “Statrat, Twitter and Atomic Fart.”

CS: “Yes.”

CS: <laughs> “What about a signature fashion look. Do you have one?”

Kip: “Well, I guess it’s fair to say that I don’t have favourite anythings. I like black, white, reds and blues, but no one favourite.” CS: “Fair enough. What about a destination? Where in the world would you wake up tomorrow if you could choose?” Kip: “Hawaii, for sure. The laidback feeling of the islands is incomparable.” CS: “Describe your own style for us.” Kip: “I’ve never been a slouchy kind of guy. I’ve always felt like you should go out into the world with your best self. I want to do business with clean and fresh professionals.” CS: “Do you have an accessory you can’t live without?” Kip: “Well it seems cliché to say, but my cell phone. I use it for business and entertainment.”

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Kip: “Signature? Maybe not. Recently I rocked the ‘paper clip as tie clip’ look. I’m hoping that will catch on. Seriously, I think anything, if worn with confidence is fashionable. Confidence never goes out of style.” CS: “Books and films? What’s on your radar?” Kip: “I like reading books about business. I saw a film called “Art & Copy” recently that I really liked.” CS: “What are you most looking forward to about SFW?” Kip: “I’m looking forward to being a part of it. I was away last year, and I’m digging being able to participate this year. The pool of talent here is deep, and competes with any place else. We’re strong in people resources, and I want to see what we can do together. I’m happy to contribute.”

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4 Local Sensational Stylists Whether it’s getting ready for work, play, or just wanting to look one’s best for a trip to the Farmer’s Market, most of us spend an inordinate amount of time on our hair aiming for that perfect look. Considering that finding the right stylist is half the battle, here is a sampling of four of the many phenomenal hair artists working within the city, all with their own specialization.

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Tabitha Conner I think it’s a primitive thing. Every girl wants long luscious hair and I think every guy pretty much enjoys it.” According to Vrata Hair Design’s Tabitha Conner, an expert in hair extensions, that’s been one of the main reasons why many women frequently choose to enhance their locks with the many extension options available. “We sort of joke around the salon here that when I don’t have my extensions on I feel kind of naked, and when I have them on it’s like I have my superhero cape on and I can conquer the world. It really gives you that added feel of confidence and that is a lot of fun.”

I work a lot with Cancer patients now where their medical coverage may not afford them the best wigs. They’ll come to me and I’ll add on hair to make it thicker and fuller, and add a punch of color here and there...

“Even girls with short hair, if they just want to add a longer bang, or girls with longer hair who want it more full. You can play around with many different things, so even girls who just want to add a streak of color without worrying about it have outlets like that to change the way they look.” Conner, who started styling hair and doing extensions when she was 17, joined the staff of Vrata last October upon getting licensed for cleaning, cutting, and coloring. She notes the great fun atmosphere at the salon and feels that it makes it more appealing for clients who want high-end results without the “hoity-toity” ambiance. This longhaired beauty also provides wig restoration, which is near and dear to her heart. “I myself am a Cancer survivor,” Conner explains, “so I worked a lot with my own wigs. I had childhood leukemia and I work a lot with Cancer patients now where their medical coverage may not afford them the best wigs. They’ll come to me and I’ll add on hair to make it thicker and fuller, and add a punch of color here and there, or they’ve been going through treatments for some time and need their wigs updated by adding a few strips here and there.” “It’s been pretty rewarding. I remember being a kid and having no hair and being okay with it because I was a kid but I can imagine myself now with no hair and it would be devastating. I look at these women and I feel if I can help in any way, I want to do so.” —Bryce Aubert www.vrata.ca

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Lauren Steele Being a DevaCurl specialist gives Steele the ability to educatedly cut and colour curly hair, which both clients and stylists alike know to be a challenge... Lauren Steele is the epitome of a young and inspired hair stylist. Passionate about her profession and smitten with her work environment at Salon 306, she has the recipe for success in the hair industry. “We are a family that works together as a team to keep each other motivated and inspired,” Steele says of the staff at Salon 306. Steele believes that to be the best in the field you must learn from your co-workers, push one another to grow and evolve and always stay passionate about what you do. In 2011, the stylist traveled to New York City to become one of Regina’s first certified DevaCurl specialists. Being a DevaCurl specialist gives Steele the ability to educatedly cut and colour curly hair, which both clients and stylists alike know to be a challenge. she knows how important it is to give her best to every single client that sits in her chair.“Your clients are walking billboards,”she states. Steele has also spent a year training with the highly respected Paul Mitchell line to become an educator. Feeling happiest behind the chair, the accomplished stylist applies the knowledge she acquired through this training with every client she serves. Steele has an honest approach to her work and believes that this allows clients to trust that she will always do her best to make sure they leave feeling confident. Steele’s visible passion and love for her job keeps her innovative and makes her an undeniable asset to Regina’s hair industry. —Tara Osipoff www.facebook.com/salon306yqr

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Hannah Dobson Hannah Dobson has become one of Regina’s young and innovative hair stylists by staying on top of the latest trends. Graduating from Richards Beauty College & Esthetics in 2008, Dobson quickly found her niche environment at Wired Hair Design in Regina. With the industry’s constantly changing trends, she knows how important it is to stay on top of the latest techniques, noting that Wired Hair Design has given her the tools as a stylist to keep herself up to date and educated. She also recognizes that hair education doesn’t end when

you complete your initial course; to stay relevant in the industry, a stylist must continue to learn and grow. To stay at the top of their game Wired Hair Design offers their staff frequent classes on colour and cutting techniques, product knowledge and much more. Dobson, a second year student of the Visual Arts program at the University of Regina, believes her scholarly studies apply to her work as a stylist. “I think it is important to keep educating yourself and broaden your knowledge. You should always challenge yourself to be a better version of you in every area,” says explains.  Although Hannah feels confident in all areas of her field, she particularly enjoys colouring. She is always up for a new challenge of making her clients look natural and feel comfortable in any colour they choose. As Regina prospers with growth and culture, Hannah plans to grow within the industry while continuing to be fresh and always forecasting the latest trends.

Lucinda Leontowich With a trendy and unique style, Lucinda Leontowich of Wired Hair Design brings a fresh look to the hair industry in Regina. Leontowich is an excellent example of how staying on trend in every aspect of the industry will keep a stylist inspired. “I enjoy looking at all realms of current and past trends, not only in hair, but in make-up and fashion as well. It helps me to stay innovative as a hair stylist.” When clients come in with a photo of the latest trend, Leontowich has likely already studied it and is ready to adjust it to suit her client. She says she enjoys the architecture of men’s haircuts and has also begun training to offer barbering in her chair.  The stylish stylist feels that it is important to be educated and trained in every area of the field in order to be known in the hair industry. Though male hairstyling may be one of her favourite challenges, she feels strong in every aspect. Leontowich keeps her skills up to date by regularly attending classes that Wired offers their staff to ensure they have the tools to stay competitive. In her time off, she stays busy planning her next big excursion. Traveling and seeing the world and other cultures is something she enjoys, and she plans to incorporate her worldly experience into her work. By tailoring trends to each client perfectly, Leontowich keeps clients coming back by ensuring they never feel stale in their look. And they definitely keep coming back. —Tara Osipoff www.wiredhairdesign.com

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orking in Regina’s newest gym, Personal and Athletic trainer Aimee Kowalski is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to assist clients towards their goals.

With a degree in Kinesiology, and background in powerlifting, Aimee’s expertise is helping her clients with weight loss by providing dietary support, ensuring proper and healthy techniques, and helping motivate them through plateaus. Aimee’s experience also allows her to provide the proper guidance whether one is rehabilitating an injury, trying to improve athletic performance, or focusing on weight gain/loss. “It’s important to lift heavy weights to help build bone-density. Most people think bone density comes from what you eat but it’s based on what you do. Lots of people think that if you drink your milk and you eat your cheese and yogurt that your bones will be strong but if you think about it there are plenty of older women out there who do all that and still suffer from osteoporosis.” “When your muscles are completing weightbearing activities they’re pulling on your bones. Your muscles pull on your ligaments, which pull on your bones, which are actually creating a stronger, more dense bone.” Aimee and her colleagues at LG Fitness offer a wide variety of services with personal and group training, a diverse lineup of fitness classes for all skill levels, massage therapy, and athletic team and corporate packages. To see if LG Fitness is right for you, call them at 306-525-5011, go to www.lgfitness.ca for more information, or take in your first group class for free.

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Andrew Photographer Photographer Andrew Novak gets paid to hang out with people as they unwind and let loose after a long week. Specializing in nightlife and DJ photography, Novak can often been seen at the hottest clubs preserving the evening’s happenings digitally for posterity. The official photographer at Pure Ultra Lounge, the talented cameraman started inauspiciously with a Digital SLR that he picked up to mess around with. Asked by a couple friends who were DJs to come out and shoot their set, Novak parlayed that experience into a gig where he has photographed electronic music luminaries such as Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Flatland Funk, and Porter Robinson, to name a few. When not at Pure, the photographer is in demand, regularly traveling to Edmonton and Saskatoon to shoot for clubs there. More than a one-trick pony, Novak is also available for more traditional photography snapping pictures of everything except children and weddings. Novak, who can be contacted through Facebook, loves the job he accidentally fell into and feels that it keeps him young and allows him to constantly meet new people. He also loves that in the club atmosphere he’s also able to preserve the night’s memories for others. “Sometimes,” he chuckles, “in the moment, people aren’t in the right state of mind that they can remember everything so they like to remember their night out through my photos.” www.facebook.com/AndrewNovakPhotography

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Craig Chartered Accountant Having the wrong accountant looking after your small business and personal taxes can be a costly mistake. That’s why Craig Van Eyck, a Chartered Accountant with a BA in Economics and another Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, prides himself on finding the right solutions for his business and personal clients to limit their tax liability. “If you don’t do the proper tax planning,” he advises, “you can end up paying double taxation – paying taxes through your corporation and then a bigger tax personally on all the income that one makes.” Van Eyck suggests that self-employed individuals consider setting up a corporation, if it’s right for them, and then setting up their tax filing based on that. That’s where an experienced accountant like Van Eyck comes in. With some recent changes to tax laws pertaining to Real Estate Agents, Van Eyck suggests there are newer opportunities for those individuals. “Real Estate Agents,” he explains, “have only recently been allowed to incorporate as a Professional Corporation, and there are a lot of Real Estate Agents that are doing quite well in this housing market but many haven’t gotten around to setting one up yet. From a tax liability standpoint, they’re really losing the tax benefits of having a corporation and being the sole shareholder of that corporation.” In constant contact with his clients to ensure that all options are explored throughout the year for his clients, Van Eyck suggests those looking for more comprehensive tax advice and/or planning to reach out to him to discuss things further. “I encourage people to give me a call. If they’ve already filed their taxes for this year we can start looking ahead to next year, and that’s where there could be an opportunity, if they’re self-employed, to set up a corporation before next year comes around. If people already have a corporation and feel like their accountant isn’t really helping them with tax planning, and they’re not happy or feel like they’re not getting the proper advice, that’s probably the biggest service that I provide.” craig_vaneyck@hotmail.com

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Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar Located downtown in the historic Assiniboia Club, Crave offers excellent lunch, dinner and drinks in an upscale environment. www.cravekwb.com

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1925 Victoria Ave.

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Pure Ultra Lounge Regina’s only luxe night-club experience. From cutting edge interior design, sound and lighting to the ultra plush VIP cabanas, Pure is the ultimate modern nightclub experience.

Get Listed Here for $299/issue Email Sales@CitySlicker.ca

www.pureultralounge.ca 2044 Dewdney Ave.

(306) 543-7475 ---------------------------------------------------------

The Artful Dodger The Artful Dodger Cafe & Music Emporium is a new centre of events such as theater, music, performances, and more. www.facebook.com/crazygreatspace 1631 11th Ave.

(306) 757-9956 ---------------------------------------------------------

The Pump Roadhouse Big country music acts and the up and comers that grace The Pump’s stage to staff dedicated to making sure you have the time of your life, you will find a good time at The Pump. www.thepumproadhouse.com 641 Victoria Ave. E.

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McNally’s Tavern The most beloved pub in Regina. Live music, quality beers and great staff! www.mcnallystavern.ca 2226 Dewdney Ave.

(306) 522-4774 ---------------------------------------------------------

The Cultural Exchange The Exchange is a vibrant live performance centre in the heart of Regina’s Warehouse district. www.culturalexchange.ca 2431 8th Ave.

(306) 780-9494

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The Broken Rack Featuring two levels of 21 tables, video games, big screen TVs and private rooms. Life is simple! Eat, drink and shoot pool! www.brokenrack.com 3806 Albert St.

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O’Hanlon’s Pub

Wired Hair Design

Besides being a great place to drink a pint, “Ohans’ is also a live music venue (Tue, Thu & Fri), and great place to go dancing (Thu & Sat).

Wired Hair Design is locally owned since 2004. We are a innovative cut an color salon located in east Regina, featuring upscale fashionable styles. www.wiredhairdesign.com

www.myspace.com/ohanlons

2611E Star Lite St.

1947 Scarth St.

(306) 775-0533

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Tangerine: The Food Bar Check out our ever-changing menu of interesting salads and sandwiches or just stop by for a latte! www.tangerineRegina.ca 2234 14th Avenue

(306) 522-3500 ---------------------------------------------------------

Carey Shaw Photography

Michelle Austin

Editorial, contemporary and personal

Michelle is a professional photographer and graphic designer offering food, product and portrait photography as well as custom graphic and website design.

www.careyshaw.com 1855 Scarth Street

www.michelleaustin.ca

(306) 537-4639

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Queen V Fashion House A new destination for style, Queen V features a collection of progressive international brands and designers. Queen V specializes in statement pieces for trendsetters and tastemakers.

Available!

www.queenv.co #101 - 1118 Broad Street

(306) 206-1331 ---------------------------------------------------------

Sara Lindsay Makeup Studio

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Saskatchewan’s newest & most exclusive luxury retail studio. Sara brings you the world’s most coveted makeup, skin care & hair care brands. Makeup services for weddings, grad, special events & private lessons available.

Get your business listed in our next issue for only $299! Get seen in 20,000 copies every 2 months. www.YourWebsite.com

www.saralindsay.ca

2611 Your Steet Address

3420 Hill Avenue

(306) 000-0000

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