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I realized that we live our life in the same way … Michael inspires me to be a better person. — Sara Agah

Sara Agah AND Michael Franti

Romance has a rock-solid foundation

Rocker Michael Franti met his girlfriend Sara Agah at the Regina Folk Festival in 2008. They started the Do It For the Love Foundation this summer. BRIDGES Photo by BRYAN SCHLOSSER

By Andrew Matte and Jenn Sharp The power might have gone out during the Regina Folk Festival of 2008, but there was plenty of electricity later that night when a Saskatoon nursing student met a rock star she’d

never heard of. Sara Agah assumed festival headliner Michael Franti was being a stereotypical musician when he invited her group of friends backstage after the concert. But her introduction to the Californian known for his antiwar messages and positive, hip-hoptinged music led to an exchange of

emails and online video chats that developed into a three-year platonic relationship. Today, the socially conscious couple is two years into a full-blown romance and talking marriage. “I found myself coming to her during times when it wasn’t just for fun,” said Franti, 47, before a recent

concert at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. “When I had times in my life that were difficult, I’d call her. And the same thing with her. When something was hard for her, she was reaching out to me,” adds Franti, who is 6-foot-6 and known for going barefoot in public. “That is when we realized we had

a relationship that was bigger than a partnership.” Agah calls Franti her perfect partner because he shares her passion for philanthropy, which led to the creation of the Do It For the Love Foundation, which sends music fans who are wounded veterans, terminally ill, or disabled to concerts.


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It was one of those moments where we all just started crying because we were in awe of one another. — Hope Dezember

“I realized that we live our life in the same way … Michael inspires me to be a better person,” said Agah, 29, adding concerns from her friends and family about dating a musician much older than herself are diffused after they meet him. “I love him for the man he has become. I know he has kids and has been in relationships. I am not sure I would have fallen in love with him if I met him when he was 22.” ■ ■ ■ ■ The weekend trip from Saskatoon to Regina had been a lark. Friends invited Agah to the Regina Folk Festival where Franti was a feature performer. The August concert was thwarted by rain and a power outage, which prompted Franti and his band to take turns on the bongos to keep the music flowing during the unexpected pause. With the power restored and concert complete, Franti began a post-show custom of talking to audience members and inviting a few backstage. “I remember it was raining and Sara had on this big dark poncho raincoat thing. I asked

her and her group to come backstage and that’s when I realized that Sara was not just beautiful, she was also brilliant,” Franti said. “I assumed we’d share a few emails and I thought maybe I found a new friend, but never thought more would come of it.” Agah assumed the same. “When he asked me backstage, I just rolled my eyes and thought, ‘He’s just another rock star.’ But we hung out and we became friends.” Not long after that, the two shared texts and emails that usually included positive or motivating messages, one of the first signs that they had more in common than they realized. “I remember he was in Europe and I was still in nursing school and he would send me these encouraging messages throughout the night,” she said. Franti increasingly enjoyed the friendship and support he received from Agah, even though she was in Saskatoon working as an emergency room nurse at Royal University Hospital while he was at home in San Francisco or on tour.

Much of Sara Agah’s time is now devoted to Do It For the Love. BRIDGES photo by Michelle Berg

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I asked her and her group to come backstage and that’s when I realized that Sara was not just beautiful, she was also brilliant. I assumed we’d share a few emails and I thought maybe I found a new friend, but never thought more would come of it. — Michael Franti

Agah travelled to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 to help with relief efforts in Port-au-Prince’s main hospital. The experience was eye-opening; she treated patients with HIV/AIDS, dengue fever and malaria, many of whom were living in squalid and unsafe temporary settlements. Families had to supply blankets and food; the beds were mesh cots. “I saw what really sick people look like; people who are not getting the care that they need.” Her biggest challenge upon returning to work in Saskatoon was trying to empathize with people who complained about doctor wait times or uncomfortable beds. “I had to always remind myself that I can’t minimize their discomfort. They’re feeling what they’re feeling because of their own experiences.” As for Franti, he said their connect became stronger when they compared notes at the end of the day. “She had this thing where she asked, ‘Who did you make feel significant today?’ Before we went to bed every night, we’d ask each other whose life they made significant. She’d talk about a patient who shared a story or something like that or I’d talk about someone I had met at a show,” said Franti. Their relationship became a romance in 2011 when Agah fulfilled a plan made years earlier to practise nursing in California. Both agree they benefitted from being forced to make the best of Internet chats during a long-distance relationship. “It helped us understand each other on an intellectual level and an emotional level but not a physical level. So we had a chance to really get to know each other as friends and partners before we jumped into a relationship,” said Franti. “No relationship is perfect and if anyone tells you theirs is, they’re lying. But the biggest thing we do is try to communicate. Making that effort makes a huge difference,” said Agah. Franti said he was never attracted to the typical celebrity lifestyle. “Throughout my time as a musician, I’ve had girlfriends. But I have

been a serial monogamy person. I’m not a girl-in-every-city kind of guy. It’s just not important to me like having someone I share an important connection with,” he said. “My relationship with Sara is the best relationship I’ve been in. It doesn’t compare.” ■

The relationship means Agah often lives like a rock star. She rides as a member of the band on custom buses and watches concerts from the audience or beside the stage. She also speaks out about issues dear to her heart, like women’s rights. She and Franti were guest speakers at the Inaugural Intercontinental Leah Tutu Symposium on rape and violence against women in Bloemfontein, South Africa this month. However, she’s still able to put in long hours at Sara Lua Designs, the online business she started to sell T-shirts and her handmade jewelry. She donates part of the proceeds to Do It For the Love. It’s a passion she says has taken over her life. “I always feel like I need to surround myself with things and people that remind myself of the person I want to be … (This work) allows me to be the best version of myself.” Agah still takes occasional nursing shifts in Saskatoon and California, but concedes that life with Franti requires planning. Even though she joins him on tour, she wasn’t willing to give up her career. “This is not a vacation. That is the biggest misconception,” she said. In recent months, Do It For the Love has taken up more of Agah’s time. The concept began after the couple met Steve and Hope Dezember at the Wanee music festival in Florida this past April. Steve is in the advanced stages of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), an illness that attacks and paralyzes the nervous system. He and his wife had been Tweeting to Franti, saying this might be Steve’s last concert and that he hoped to meet the rocker. Franti welcomed the couple backstage where both he and Agah gave the couple a big hug, and spent several hours together.

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I love what they’re doing, being a voice for people that need it. I really appreciate people who use their power to help. – Ryan Leier

ALS. The disease has no known cure. To date, Steve has received a small amount of disability covering roughly half his medical expenses. The couple relies on the blessings of others to get by. “This is not an old man’s disease,” said Steve in an online video. “Obviously we’ve gotta find a treatment and we’ve gotta figure out a way to live with ALS and keep us alive longer than two to five years.” When he’s feeling well, Hope says he’s eager to have fun with her and to “make memories.” “I think the most important trick is to stay happy. You have to have something to live for and you’ve gotta want to live. So to keep a positive attitude about the worst prognosis you can have is very vital,” he said later in the video. Franti and Agah check in frequently with the Dezembers, sending regular updates back and forth. Steve and Hope Dezember inspired Michael Franti and Witnessing how music can Sara Agah to start the Do It For Love Foundation. bring joy to people facing Submitted photo incredible adversity was a ■ ■ ■ ■ pivotal event for them. “We went home that night and Speaking over the phone from their home outside Atlanta, Ga., Hope says said, ‘What can we do to make this it’s been their mission to make sure experience happen again and again people pay attention to ALS’s effects. and again for other people?’” said There is no known cure for the dev- Agah. The foundation gives wounded astating disease. Steve is currently in war veterans, adults and children the intensive care unit. The couple dated for six months, with a disability or terminal illness during which Hope remembers Steve “two tickets and a smile” to any construggling with severe pain in his cert they wish to see in their city, wrist. When Steve was diagnosed along with meeting the artist if they with ALS he was given two to five choose. “It’s like a make-a-wish foundation years. He told Hope she didn’t have to for music fans,” said Franti. stay with him. Do It For the Love has caught the “I was looking at him the whole time like he was crazy,” said Hope. attention of Saskatoon yogi Ryan “He said, ‘Well, if you do stay with Leier. Through October, One Yoga’s weekly karma class will donate all me, will you marry me?’ And, of proceeds to the foundation. Leier course, I said yes.” They married two months later, on says it was an easy decision to support Agah and Franti’s new venture, Oct. 15, 2011. “It was all very fast. But we didn’t counting them among his friends in Saskatoon’s yoga community. He’s have a lot of time. We realized that.” Hope has since quit her job to take also in awe of the way Franti brings care of Steve full time. They started joy to people’s lives and the way he the website Hope For Steve as a way gets people, like Steve and Hope, into keep people updated on Steve’s volved in his shows. health and to spread awareness about Continued on Page 8 “It was one of those moments where we all just started crying because we were in awe of one another,” remembered Hope. Franti shared their story with the crowd of 20,000 and brought them onstage during Life Is Better With You, a song he wrote for Agah. Hope lifted Steve out of his wheelchair and held him; there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. “It was the most amazing moment of our lives,” said Hope. “It was something I’ll treasure forever.”

Sara Agah and Michael Franti practise headstands during a yoga retreat with Saskatoon’s Ryan Leier at Franti’s Soulshine villa in Bali, Indonesia last winter. Photo courtesy One Yoga


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No relationship is perfect and if anyone tells you theirs is, they’re lying. But the biggest thing we do is try to communicate. — Agah

“I love what they’re doing, being a voice for people who need it. I really appreciate people who use their power to help.” ■ ■ ■ ■ Though their schedule has been too hectic to make plans, Franti and Agah say their future includes a wedding and a home in Saskatchewan. “It’s not really about her waiting or me waiting. It’s more about finding a window of time to do that,” said Franti, who spent a year in Edmonton as a teen as part of a school exchange. “I feel like I’ve been welcomed into Saskatoon. Ideally, we’d like to have a home there. I love Saskatchewan and I love Alberta. I love seeing my country from the outside.” Agah wants to take time to plan a wedding rather than have a quick ceremony. But she’s hoping things will happen within five years. “I want to be married and have kids.” As for the timing of a wedding, Franti may have planted the seed at the Sept. 30 concert in Regina. “I’d like to thank the City of Regina for introducing us … I’m sorry she’s from Saskatoon,” he joked to the crowd. “Maybe by the time we come back to play, we will have taken things to the next level.”

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When Ethan Fraser doesn’t get lost in it, his favourite place in Saskatoon is The Strawberry Ranch’s corn maze, located south of the city. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

By Angelina Irinici During autumn, eight-year-old Ethan Fraser and his mom Lisa both enjoy coming to The Strawberry Ranch’s corn maze — they’ve been about five times previously. On the ranch, you can pick berries (in season), have a barbecue, pick pumpkins and navigate the challenging corn maze. They usually visit the maze, which is located about six kilometres south of Saskatoon, with cousins, aunts and uncles and friends. Lisa enjoys that a family can easily spend a few hours out on the ranch, as well as the learning aspect provided by the

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Q. Why do you like visiting the corn maze? A. I like running on the hay bales, their chocolate fudge ice cream and going into the corn maze. Q. What do you do once you’re inside of the maze?

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A. So, let’s say this is my crayon (piece of hay) this is a piece of paper (his hand). So I want the detail of this, so I rub the crayon and then it kind of shows up and you have to see the whole thing. Q. What shows up? A. Some stuff about the animal that it is. (Each year, the maze takes on a different shape in the form of an animal or object). So like foot prints and stuff like that. Q. Do you get pumpkins from here too? A. Oh yeah. We carved them and made pumpkin seeds out of them or

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Craftsman incorporates animal forms into furniBy Edna Manning Jamie Russell is known for his one-of-a-kind finely crafted furniture and sculptures which often incorporate animal imagery. The internationally respected craftsman, based near Vanscoy, will be the featured artist at the Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association’s (SWAA) annual Reflections of Nature Show. Russell became intrigued by the use of animal forms in furniture in the early 1980s when he came across the work of Judy Kensley McKie in a Fine Woodworking magazine. “She is the godmother of contemporary woodworkers incorporating animal figures into their work,” Russell says.

A few years later, he helped organize a woodworking conference for the Saskatchewan Woodworkers’ Guild and the Saskatchewan Craft Council (SCC) and had the opportunity to meet McKie: “It reinforced her influence on me.” Russell had taken a three-month apprenticeship several years earlier in California with two key men in the field of woodworking and furniture-building — Stuart Welch and Art Carpenter — who taught him design techniques, marketing strategies and structural philosophy. “Art is a hands-on designer. He also gave me a lot of practical advice about commitment and lifestyle,” he says. Continued on Page 14

Internationally respected craftsman Jamie Russell works on his triceratops table called Prairie Primitive which he makes using trees grown in Saskatoon. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

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At this point, I am enjoying crossing between my western work ethic by making at least nominally functional pieces and indulging my middle age craziness by throwing out any pretence of function and wallowing in form for its own sake. — Jamie Russell

In 1993, a Saskatchewan Arts Board grant gave Russell the opportunity to explore this new-found style. He immediately began work on furniture for Animal Act, a solo show at the SCC. Working up to 10 hours a day, six days a week, he successfully completed 12 pieces and says he grew exponentially from that experience. Three years later, a piece he created called Serpent on Top of the World won the Premier’s Prize at Dimensions, the SCC’s juried show. For the next decade, Russell continued building functional furniture. “I started doing free form vessels in 2001, but they’ve never been my primary focus, rather a parallel interest I slip into when I need to escape form furniture, frequently because of creative block. The vessels let me run on straight form without worrying about structure.” Today, Russell continues to enjoy building unique pieces that pay the bills and satisfy his inner urge to create. “At this point, I am enjoying crossing between my western work ethic by making at least nominally functional pieces and indulging my middle age craziness by throwing out any pretence of function and wallowing in form for its own sake,” he writes in his artist’s statement. “I’m getting the kind of work I want to do without running all over the continent looking for it.”

A collection of Jamie Russell’s artwork in his home. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

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Craftsman Jamie Russell works on Luke and the Kiss of Death, which is made using western big leaf maple wood. The bee’s eyes are made of walnut. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

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Bassist’s music finally finds a home By Andrew Matte The fact that a member of Regina’s best-known metal band enjoys the occasional heart-tugging acoustic song isn’t ironic as it sounds. Troy Bleich, who has been the bass player in Into Eternity for the past decade, played at the Exchange this month in his first ever solo show, playing acoustic guitar and singing songs he’d been working on for the past 15 years. It’s not the first time Bleich has added to the number of projects he’s taken on. He plays bass in Regina’s metal bands Digital Doomzday and Planet Eater, and plays acoustic guitar in local jazz-folk group Wintershed. In recent years, Bleich has been drawn to the music he enjoyed when he was younger. He grew up on country music, before discovering other types. “As I get older, I find myself getting back a little bit to this classical sound. I love folk music, and I love the dynamics of that kind of music,” said Bleich, adding that Into Eternity remains his first priority in music. “I’ll always be a heavy metal fan though.”

I have been writing on my own for about 15 years but it’s never really had a home. It’s never had a band to belong to.”

When I got asked to join Into Eternity, I hadn’t played bass live in five years … I had about a week to prepare for the first show. And a month later, I got a plane ticket to Germany. That is when my life became a roller coaster and my life took off.”

I’ve lost jobs and girlfriends because of my music. Maybe one day I will look back and regret it. But for now, I do it because I believe in something.”

Musician Troy Bleich, who plays bass in the Regina metal band Into Eternity, played at the Exchange recently in his first-ever solo show. QC PHOTO BY BRYAN SCHLOSSER

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Interrupted With Bipolar I am sitting here wondering how I should start to introduce myself to the book readers of the world. It’s a little foggy in my head this afternoon as I had a treatment this morning. An ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) treatment always helps to keep me on the straight and narrow when I am well. I lost count at 150, but I simply appreciate all the second chances the treatments have allowed me to have. This book has also given me a second chance to pick away at searching for a comfortable relationship between me and my mental health that can suit my intentions to enjoy the day in front of me with peace in my mind. So my one wish is for you to track this book down and give it a read.

read my book. I want to ask you with intention — intention to clear up some of the misinterpretation you may or may not already have about mental health. Or, in my case, mental illness. A mental illness that has left me in the state of being ill on more than one occasion — actually eight or nine occasions since it made its first appearance in my life during the latter part of 1998. This illness does have a name and it is titled bipolar depression. I think you’re going to enjoy this book, simply because you have the ability to read this article. This book is a simple read that offers some humour along with my desperate-for-relief-from-myself experience with the downside of my mental-state-of-being-ill illness.

I don’t just want to ask you to read my book by saying something like: Everyone can relate to raw emotions — emotions like peace, joy or how about a comforting sense of accepting a part of one’s self that can be perceived by that individual and others as a personal flaw. I could also say: Everyone has their own correlation of what pain and sorrow is and how it applies to their own personal life, and how the relation of suffering with pain and sorrow can, and does, affect their everyday choices after the sun comes up in the morning. So I don’t just want to ask you nicely to read my book. I want to ask you with some enthusiasm, along with a side dish of a possible risk of misinterpretation of this area in my life, to

I am still learning that it is a fulltime job trying to convince myself on a daily basis that I do not have to be something I am not. With that being said, I need to believe in something that I am, when my illness takes authority and tries to shape my identity. When that happens, I have to accept myself for what I am for the time being — someone who is stuck in the state of being ill. I’m not just asking you nicely to read my book. I am asking you to pick it up and read it because you can relate to it — you’re a human. Interrupted with Bipolar ($19.95) is available from DriverWorks Ink publishing in Regina (www.driverworks. ca or phone 306-545-5293) and select bookstores.

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Autumn leaves have many uses By Erl Svendsen My mother, without the benefit of the Internet, Netflix, tablets or the now ubiquitous smarter-than-me phone, had to be inventive in keeping us kids occupied. So in the fall, out came the blank paper, crayons and a few gathered leaves. We put the leaves under the paper and coloured the whole sheet with random crayons, revealing the leaf shapes and intricate vein patterns in a panoply of colour, ending up with “art” for the fridge. Of course, the other fun thing to do with leaves is to jump into large piles of them, partially undoing the hard work of raking them up. For us adults, we need to remove leaves so they don’t become a sodden mass, smothering and killing the grass over winter. You can use a traditional leaf rake to corral them into loose piles or a leaf-blower to herd them into place. Alternatively, use your power mower to shred and bag them up. Raising the front of the mower one or two settings improves the vacuum simulation. Shredding the leaves reduces the amount of space they occupy and speeds up their eventual breakdown. The next step is figuring out what to do with your leaves. Rototilled directly into the garden, leaves add organic matter, improve tilth (ease of cultivation) and increase waterholding capacity. Leaves also add significant amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, sulphur, boron and other essential nutrients. A 15 cm deep leaf layer is a reasonable amount to incorporate into your garden. Because the nutrients tied up in leaves are not immediately available for plant growth in the year following fall-application, you should amend the soil with additional organic or synthetic fertilizer to optimize growth. Do not add a thick layer of shredded or whole leaves to your perennial beds. Over winter, the leaves do not have enough time to break down to

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Leaves left over winter suffocate the lawn and may prevent it from growing back in the spring.

any extent and will instead become a wet, impermeable barrier to spring growth. Tree and shrub beds are a different story and a layer of leaves there acts as an excellent mulch, keeping the soil cool and moist in the summer and preventing weed seeds in the soil below from germinating. Leaves are of course compostable. You can compost them alone in a wire

bin, turning the pile occasionally to produce leaf-mould, a much soughtafter fungus-rich compost that has excellent water holding capacity when added to soil. This process can take up to two years. Or you can use leaves as a component in a wellbalanced compost pile, layered with other carbon (like non-glossy paper, straw, wood chips) and nitrogen

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sources (grass clippings, uncooked fruit and vegetable scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds). Add a few shovels full of soil to add the microbes that do the hard work of breaking down the organics. During the growing season, turn the pile monthly to aerate and keep it moist but never soggy. Adding compost starter or a small amount of high ni-

trogen fertilizer gets the pile cooking sooner but is not essential. If all goes right, you should have fully-rotted compost by fall, ready to add to the garden before the snow flies. This column is provided courtesy of the Saskatchewan Perennial Society (www.saskperennial.ca; hortscene@ yahoo.com).


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Chris Cornell w/ Bhi Bhiman TCU Place, 35 22nd St. E.

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The Young Benjamins will perform at Amigos Cantina on Saturday. Bridges Photo by Michelle Berg It’s Too Late, Baby McNally Robinson, 3130 Eighth St. E.

Johnny Don’t Rock Bottom, 834B Broadway Ave.

Bear Jammers Toon Town Tavern, 1330 Fairlight Dr.

The Bass Invaders w/ The Divided Village Guitar & Amp, 432 20th St. W.

Frank Turner w/ The Smith Street Band and Koo Koo Kanga Roo Louis’ Pub, 93 Campus Dr. Delhi 2 Dublin Amigos Cantina, 632 10th St. E. JD Edwards Band Vangelis Tavern, 801 Broadway Ave. Loretta Lynn Dakota Dunes Casino, 204 Dakota Dunes Way, Whitecap

0 Km 2 Empty Stan’s Place, 106-110 Ruth St. E. Sa tu rday, O c t . 2 6 Mr. Brownstone Buds on Broadway, 817 Broadway Ave. Jazz Travelers Series: Ernesto Cervini and Turboprop w/ Joel Frahm The Bassment, 202 Fourth Ave. N. Les Barrington

Nutana Legion, 3021 Louise St. Billy Bob Army & Navy Veterans Club, 359 First Ave. N. Kevin Roy w/ Donovan Locken McNally Robinson, 3130 Eighth St. E. Sirvis Louis’ Pub, 93 Campus Dr. Young Benjamins w/ The Elwins and John Antoniuk Amigos Cantina, 632 10th St. E. Halloween for Humanity: Hawkwind by members of Shooting Guns, Danzig by members of Bad Decisions, The Replacements by

members of Ride Til Dawn and Pearson, and Bouncing Souls by members of Lady Deathstryke and Weak Ends Vangelis Tavern, 801 Broadway Ave. Halloween Costume Party w/ Blaze of Glory, a tribute to Bon Jovi Dakota Dunes Casino, 204 Dakota Dunes Way, Whitecap Tim Vaughn Bugsy’s Bar & Grill, 134 Primrose Dr. Pandas in Japan Rock Bottom, 834B Broadway Ave. 0 Km 2 Empty Stan’s Place, 106-110 Ruth St. E.

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Mendel Art Gallery Through the fall at 950 Spadina Cres. E. Fall presentations, sponsored by Kramer Ltd., include Rewilding Modernity, an examination of modern and contemporary art from the 1950s to the present; and They Made a Day be a Day Here, a survey of art production by 12 young female artists across the Prairies. The RBC Artists by Artists Mentorship exhibition, Galicia, features an interactive installation representing a wheat field by Cory Schewaga and his mentor, Bruce Montcombroux. Reflections of Nature 2013 Oct. 24-27 at Prairieland Park. The 23rd annual fall art exposition, competition and sale. Presented by the Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association Inc. Bird, fish and animal carvings, wildlife sculptures, painting, drawing, photography, and a junior art competition based on wildlife, natural and domestic subjects. Entry registration Oct. 24, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; wine and cheese gala Oct. 25 at 7:45 p.m.; banquet and artists’ presentation with Jamie Russell of Vanscoy Oct. 26, 6 p.m.; public show Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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The Gallery/Art Placement Until Oct. 24 at 228 Third Ave. S. Known by Heart: a life spent painting the prairie landscape, by Lorna Russell. Northern Landscapes Oct. 25, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Venu at Federation des Francophone, 212-308 Fourth Ave. N. Works by Men Who Paint. Canadian landscape artists Cam Forrester, Greg Hargarten, Paul Trottier, Roger Trottier and Ken Van Rees, also known as the Men Who Paint, will be hosting a showing of paintings from their travels over the last year, including Saskatchewan locations Prince Albert National Park, Echo Lake and La Ronge. Saskatoon Painters Club Oct. 25, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Oct. 27, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Grace-Westminster United Church auditorium, 505 10th St. E. Their 2013 Show and Sale. Reflections of Nature 2013 Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Prairieland Park. A wildlife art show encompassing carving, sculpting, painting and photography. Featuring original artwork from hundreds of professional, amateur and youth artists. A wine and cheese reception will be held Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. St. Thomas More Gallery Until Oct. 29 at 1437 College Dr. Bilingual Today, French Tomorrow and Other Ridiculous Prophesies, an exhibition by Zoe Fortier. An absurdly shocking exhibit on the implications of fatalist prophesies in the construction of the past, present and inevitable apocalypse. Featuring irrelevant quotes from inconsequential writers, and supported by misleading and incomplete factual information. Watrous Library Through October in Watrous. Autumn Splendor. Seasonal art by local artists. Sponsored by Watrous & Area Arts Council. Station Arts Centre, Rosthern Through October at 701 Railway Ave., Rosthern. Garden Immaculate by Lindsay Arnold. It’s an OSAC touring exhibition.

Gordon Snelgrove Gallery Until Nov. 1 at 191 Murray Building, U of S. Dwell, paintings by Darren McQuay. Together in Art Nov. 1, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Grosvenor Park United Church, 407 Cumberland Ave. S. Grosvenor Artists’ Show and Sale. Recent works, originals, prints, cards by Phyllis Baker, Jackie Behrend, Mary Anne Broom, Diana Campbell, Wendy Denham, Crystal Dyck, Lorraine Hamilton, Diane Hartz, Doris Hasell, Aileen Janke, Ineke Knight, Beverly Maginnes, Donna Mitchell, Surina Neveling, Valerie Robinson, Lila Sirois, Karen Smith, Anita Sonnenberg, Lois Thompson and Carole Young. The Hand Wave Gallery Until Nov. 7 at 409 Third Ave., Meacham. Quintessence, a clay and mixed media exhibition. Affinity Gallery Until Nov. 9 at 813 Broadway Ave. Word View. An exhibition of new work by Cathryn Miller made from discarded dictionaries and encyclopaedias. A reception will be held Nov. 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Gallery, Frances Morrison Library Until Nov. 14 at 311 23rd St. E. Favourite Spaces by Cindy HergottPellerin. Centre East Galleries Until Nov. 24 at The Centre. A display by students of Rajinder Dhand, a display by the Royal Canadian Legion, work by Saskatoon Quilters’ Guild, a display by the Saskatoon Camera Club, and the 2013 Bill Epp Scholarship Winners and displays from the Saskatoon Public School Board. Handmade House Showcase Until Nov. 30 at 710 Broadway Ave. Prairie Impressions: original watercolour paintings by Terry Lindsay. Saskatoon City Hospital Gallery on the Bridges Through November on the third, fourth, sixth and seventh floors of the Atrium at Saskatoon City Hospital. Work by three Saskatoon

artists through November. Works by Jan Buttinger on the third floor of the Atrium, abstract acrylics and watercolours in floral and landscape themes by Norma Rempel on the fourth floor, and a variety of watercolour images by Laurel SchensteadSmith on the sixth floor. Ukrainian Museum of Canada Until Dec. 31 at 910 Spadina Cres. E. Money, Sovereignty & Power: The Paper Currency of Revolutionary Ukraine 1917-1920. Diefenbaker Canada Centre Through December at 101 Diefenbaker Pl. Touch the Sky: The Story of Avro Canada. This in-house produced exhibit encourages visitors to look beyond the controversy surrounding the Avro Arrow, and focuses on the history and accomplishments of Avro Canada. Black Spruce Gallery Open through the winter at Northside Antiques on Highway 2. After Glow, a group show featuring fall images and colours of the boreal Lakeland region.

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Literature Matters Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., at Grace-Westminster United Church, 505 10th St. E. Talks by members of the U of S Department of English. The first talk in the 2013-2014 series is Fan Fiction vs. the Status Quo by Dr. Barbara Bordalejo. Exploring the concept of Fan Fiction and its applicability to the online world. Everyone is welcome. For information call 306-9665486 or email english@usask.ca. Craig Ferguson Live! Oct. 23, 8 p.m., at TCU Place. Presented by Just for Laughs. The Scottish comedian brings his witty and hilarious stand up performance to Saskatoon. Speechreading and Information for the Hard of Hearing Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and 27, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, 3-511 First Ave. N. Hosted by the Hard of Hearing Association. For information call

306-249-1357. October Feast: A Fundraising Dinner Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., at the German Cultural Centre, 160 Cartwright St. Featuring a German buffet meal, a cash bar, performances by local dancers and a German band, and a draw for two tickets anywhere WestJet flies. All proceeds go towards Caregiver Information and Support, a program of Saskatoon Council on Aging, which provides education and support to caregivers through a resource centre, presentations, a directory of services, and emotional listening and support. Visit www.scoa.ca. Family Caregiver Education Workshop Oct. 24, 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The Bentley, 1622B Acadia Dr. A workshop for people caring for loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Topics covered include how to understand the disease, manage behaviours, encourage engagement/activity and care for yourself while caring for a loved one. To register call 306-931-4663. Admission is free. Intro to Hospice Without Walls Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 Fourth Ave. N. An introduction to Prairie Hospice Volunteer Training Program which will start in January. With an overview of the training, a discussion of the role of the volunteer and an outline of the services volunteers can provide. To RSVP call 306-249-5554 or email inquiry@ prairiehospice.org. Saskatoon Quilts 2013 Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Prairieland Park. Presented by Saskatoon Quilters Guild. The grand opening will be held Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. With an artist’s presentation by Anna Hergert, a breakfast trunk show with Karen Jurek, a silent auction with proceeds going to CJWW Denny Carr Secret Santa Foundation and feature quilter Barbara Dawson. For tickets call 306-374-5854. Visit www.saskatoonquiltersguild.com. More Events on Page 24 SAS00255714_1_1


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EVENTS Peek-A-BOO! Oct. 25 and 26, 8 p.m., at The Refinery. Presented by the Rosebud Burlesque Club. An evening of twisted tales done Burlesque style just in time to celebrate the Halloween season. Featuring living legend of burlesque Suzzette Monique.

ing Fariba Mirzaie, Michael Hosaluk and Kristi Kuusk from Estonia. A gala fashion show with over 20 pieces of wearable art, flamenco dance performances by AlbaFlamenco dancers and live music. Proceeds will go towards the construction of The Jack Millikin Centre, a cultural and artistic centre in northern Saskatchewan.

2013 Spirit of Our Nations Cultural Celebration and Pow Wow Oct. 25-27 at Credit Union Centre. Featuring a grand entry each day, a trade show, a singing competition and the Miss FSIN princess pageant. Pioneer Thresherman’s Club Flea Market Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Butler Byers Century Hall at The Western Development Museum. Funds raised support the many projects the club undertakes for the museum. Kids Gone Wild for Wildlife Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Prairieland Park. A fundraising event presented by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan. An educational event with live animals, wildlife presentations, a wild animal costume contest, owl pellet dissections, a magician, prizes, a raffle, face painting, a bouncy castle, balloons, a colouring contest, games, portraits with the animals and a silent auction. Funds raised will be used to help Saskatchewan keep its wildlife healthy, wild and free. Third Annual Princess & Pirate Fancy Dress Party Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Henk Ruys Soccer Centre, 219 Primrose Dr. Presented by PotashCorp. Wide Open Puppet Theatre’s annual season fundraiser. An afternoon of adventure and tea parties. Featuring princesses and pirates, a fishing pond, costumes, crafts, Rapunzel’s

Wide Open Children’s Theatre will host its annual Princess and Pirate Fancy Dress Party at the Henk Ruys Soccer Centre on Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Submitted photo Beauty Parlour, Princess Tea Party, bouncy castles, The Princess and The Pea, Captain Hook’s Spray Tattoo Parlour, face painting and Warren the Balloon Man. On the Tracks of the “Miracle Healer” Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor St. E. A Saskatoon film premiere. Open to all interested in spiritual healing and the life of the German mystic Bruno Groening. Free admission and optional donation. Wheelchair accessible. For information call 306-2708581, email corki@sasktel.net or visit www.bruno-groening. org/english. Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror Oct. 26, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at Roxy Theatre, 320 20th St. W. SSO’s Silence is Golden silent movie concert. F. W. Murnau’s landmark silent vampire movie is a direct re-telling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. With live orchestral music

by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. Featuring guest pianist Rick Friend and guest conductor Brian Unverricht. The Creative Life Workshop Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at Grosvenor Park United Church, Nov. 16 at Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre, and Nov. 23 at The Two-Twenty. A four-class series to help you learn to live your best creative life. With creativity coach Brenda Baker. For a registration form email brenda@brendabaker. com. For information visit BrendaBaker.com/TheCreativeLife, call 306-653-3245 or email brenda@brendabaker.com. Latin Halloween Fiesta! Dinner & Dance Oct. 26, 6 p.m. dinner and 9 p.m. dance, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 211 Ave. O S. Hosted by Danza Morena Latin Dance Academy. Entertainment by DJ Socal, DJ Pancho, Danza Morena

Latin Dance Academy and Grupo Maya. With cash prizes for best costumes. Tables may be reserved for the purchase of 10 Dinner & Dance Tickets. Proceeds go to last year’s International Salsa & Bachata Congress. For information email info@ danzamorena.com or visit www.danzamorena.com/ coming_events.php. Masquerade Oct. 26, 7 p.m., at The Saskatoon Club. Presented by Little Opera On the Prairie Inc. An evening of music, wine and food. Funds raised will support Little Opera On the Prairie’s upcoming production of Hansel and Gretel. For tickets call 306-716-6982 or email awinterhalt@hotmail. com. Saskatoon Wearable Art Gala (SWAG) Oct. 26, 9 p.m., at Vaughn Wyatt Automotive Group Mercedes Benz Showroom. Hosted by Mr. Gay Canada, Danny Papadatos. Featur-

A Festival of Dance Oct. 27, 2 p.m., at the Jewish Community Centre, 715 McKinnon Ave. S. Featuring dance groups Tzahalah, Oriental Dance Arts, DancEgypt and Lloydnesia Kumu. With guitarist Ben Schenstead, Mezzo Naomi Friesen, the Tamburo Drum Ensemble and the Saskatoon Klezmer Band. The program will pay tribute to the late Lusia Pavlychenko, a prominent teacher of Ukrainian dance.

Singing With Sylvia: Halloween Howl Oct. 29-31, 10:30 a.m. and Oct. 31, 1 p.m., at The Refinery. A concert of treat and tricks with Sylvia Chave. Costumes are welcome. Men’s Cooking Classes — Level I Oct. 29, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Grace-Westminster United Church, 505 10th St. E. Hosted by The Saskatoon Council on Aging and Saskatoon Home Economists. A small group of men gather to prepare meals that are simple, easy and quick to make. Many cooking experiences are based on information from Living Simply a handbook prepared by Saskatoon Home Economists for adults assuming new responsibilities.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Information Session Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at McFarland House, 716 Queen St. A free public information event on the practice of mindfulness as a way to reduce stress. For information call 306-653-2325 or visit jeannecorrigal.com or facebook.com/MBSRSaskatoon.

A Man a Fish Oct. 23 to Nov. 3 at Persephone Theatre’s BackStage Stage. Written by Donna Michelle St. Bernard. World premiere. A tale of lust, money and environmental sabotage. Prosper, a fisherman, is targeted by an unethical eel salesman and his fortunes take a turn for the worse. Meanwhile, the local bartender has his eyes set on the fisherman’s wife.

Jail-N-Bail 2013 Oct. 29-30 at Midtown Plaza. An annual fundraiser hosted by The Canadian Cancer Society. Donate to bail out one of Saskatoon’s 2013 Most Wanted or have someone you know arrested for donations. All bail donations are taxdeductible contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funds help support the Canadian Cancer Society’s mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. For information or to donate visit www.jailnbail.ca.

Alice Au Pays des Merveilles Oct. 26, 2 p.m., at The Remai Arts Centre. Presented by La Troupe du Jour. Performed in French only. A retelling of Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s story. Instead of doing schoolwork, Alice wants to play and daydream, so she sneaks away to hide in her father’s library. There she finds a strange rabbit nibbling furiously on the books. To stop him from devouring the whole collection, Alice chases him into his rabbit hole, where she finds herself in the fantasy world of Wonderland.


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Chicken Parmesan has high flavour, lower fat By J.M. Hirsch A chicken Parmesan that’s big on flavour, but not on fat? It’s easier — and more weeknight-friendly — than you might think. I started with a basic breaded and baked chicken breast. For speed, I cut the breasts into thin cutlets. And that speed isn’t just a convenience. It also pays dividends on texture. The less time the chicken spends in the oven, the more tender and moist the end result. For a crunchy coating, I kept it simple with panko breadcrumbs. Dunk the chicken in some egg, drag it through the breadcrumbs and you’re ready to move on. While the chicken bakes, the sauce comes together in just minutes on the stovetop. I used puttanesca (the fast and flavourful pasta sauce) as my inspiration. A few high-flavour ingredients pull it all together in no time. And with a lot less of the usual fat that clogs this dish.

We do finish it with Parmesan cheese, but the sauce is so flavourful already, a little goes a long way.

Chicken Puttanesca Parmesan Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 > 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts > 1 egg > 1 cup panko breadcrumbs > 1 tsp garlic powder > 1/2 tsp salt > 1/4 tsp ground black pepper > 1 tbsp olive oil > 4 to 6 oil-packed anchovies > 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes > 1 large yellow onion, diced > 2 Roma tomatoes, cored and chopped > 1/2 cup chopped pitted Kalamata olives > 4 cloves garlic, minced > 2 tbsp capers > 5 large leaves fresh basil, chopped > 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Heat the oven to 400 F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. 2. One at a time, carefully slice each chicken breast in half horizontally to create two thin halves. 3. Place the egg in a wide, shallow bowl. In a second bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. 4. One at a time, dunk the chicken cutlets first in the egg, then in the breadcrumbs, pressing as needed to adhere them to the meat. Arrange the breaded cutlets on the baking sheet, then mist the tops with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. 5. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the anchovies and red pepper flakes, then sauté until the anchovies have dissolved. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook just until the tomatoes begin to break down, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the olives, garlic, capers and basil. Season with salt

and pepper. 6. When the chicken is done, transfer each cutlet to a serving plate. Spoon

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Real beauty is on the inside By Ashley Martin WHO? Tracy Kondratiuk and Brett Kuglin WHAT/WHERE? The main floor of their century-old home in Regina’s Broders Annex neighbourhood. WHEN? The couple bought two years ago on a whim. Their basement suite had flooded and they needed to move. They had no intention of buying a place, but when they saw this house, they had to put in an offer. WHY? “I think it’s kind of the perfect story of don’t judge a book by the cover, because from the outside it’s just an average house, but from the inside it’s just so cute,” said Kondratiuk. It got even cuter once she applied her decorative touch. HOW? The space is a mix of old and new, vintage and modern, which suits the home — built in 1912, too many antiques would make it feel like a museum. Amid the living room’s black, white and grey bones, and the dining room’s cerulean walls, are accent pieces. Some she acquired from HomeSense or antique stores, and others she made or refinished herself (like the painted pallet coffee table). “If you go into just a furniture store, it’s really easy to buy the display model of everything, but then your home just ends up looking like every other home on the block,” said Kondratiuk. She’ll find rustic items in random places, like at Kuglin’s grandmother’s farm, and turn them into something beautiful. A wooden cable

reel and deer antlers from her father decorate the living room cabinet. “I’ve always liked vintage antique things. I love going to the antique mall in Regina and just browsing around on my own ... It’s weird to say but I kind of get a rush from finding old junk and antiques and stuff, where other people think it’s just junk and a waste of time.” The space has a neutral feel, despite bold paint in the dining room, which was inspired by Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment in the Sex and the City movie. She was surprised Kuglin didn’t shut down the bright blue, but he “pretty much gives me free range to do whatever I want, as long I don’t make everything look too girly.” Though she’s still working on the house and has no plans to change the space, Kondratiuk did a mini reno to the narrow kitchen at the back of the house, painting a chalk board along one wall. “You know when you go into those coffee shops where they have the chalkboard menus and it’s just a really cozy feeling? That’s kind of where I was going with it.” Her style is all about pops of personality throughout the home. “I find it to be really cozy and inviting, and I think it’s really unique; it looks a lot different than other people’s homes that I go into ... It’s just a good reflection of our life.” Kondratiuk works for the City of Regina in marketing. Though she’s long had a passion for interior design, she didn’t consider it a career until recently. She’d eventually like to own a home decor store in Regina. Bridges Photos by Troy Fleece


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It’s time for The Talk with non-supportive partner Q: I’ve had some tough times in the last three years and felt no support from my live-in partner. My dad got very sick and I had to be at the hospital a lot, but my boyfriend never came with me or met me after my visits at a restaurant or someplace to cheer me up. I also got laid off and had to scramble to re-mortgage my place, which is where he’s living as well (he pays bills, but not the mortgage). It took some time to find contract work, but he never offered to pay for more while I was unemployed, which he could easily have afforded. I don’t feel this is something I should overlook. A: He’s let you down — emotionally and financially. He’s maybe by nature a cold person, which you would’ve known before this, but now you felt the distancing effects personally. OR, he has a different view of what a relationship means, from yours. You need The Talk — is he with you, or not, in this relationship? Be-

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fore he answers, state that you want, and presumably are yourself, a committed, nourishing partner. Be wary of any “excuses” he offers for his lack of support, if they’re all about him… it means he’s basically self-absorbed, and will let you down again.

Q: My best friend says I’m taking my girlfriend for granted and that I’ll lose her that way, which I don’t want. I don’t know if that’s true… she’s a very giving woman, and always wants to do things for me, so I let her. Besides packing a lunch for me every morning, she picks up my laundered shirts after work, spends

evenings when I’m busy re-organizing my files or cleaning out my workspace, and she even takes my car in to be fixed. She says she’s happy to do all this and I’m sure she’s happy, so why should I think this is a problem? A: If you didn’t actually “hire” her for all these tasks, you’re exploiting her “giving” nature. By taking advantage – instead of protesting that she needn’t be your keeper — you’ve become codependents – you as Semi-Innocent User, her as Super-Pleaser. It’s NOT healthy…. unless you’re providing equal giving to her. Note: Sex and money as sole partner contributions don’t count. Sex is for mutual satisfaction, and money/ gifts are meant as shared benefits in a relationship. Think about what defines her as a girlfriend, whom you want to stay in your life. Then give her equality, respect, and love for herself.

ship of seven years. We seem to be totally dependent on one another. If I’m moody, he gets moody too. If I want to walk, he must walk with me. We never go out with our old friends, just stick together. We watch a lot of TV at night. I feel like I’m isolated from everything else… my old friends, things going on in town, etc. A: Constant dependency on one another limits each of your lives. Both of you need your own friends, interests, times and areas of privacy. Isolation is also neither safe nor wise. You need outside contact. Get back in touch with people. Your partner can see them with you sometimes, but you need time alone either visiting or communicating with others. If no one’s close enough, join a walking group, workshop, a course on some interest, or volunteer and start making even one or two friends.

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for 35 years. They love each other dearly, yet bicker constantly. Sometimes my mom gets fed up and says “Stop!” in a harsh voice, and then she shuts down for awhile. Dad just laughs and keeps teasing her; he doesn’t get how annoyed she really is. They weren’t perfect parents but they are good, decent people. Is bickering a natural part of getting older and being together so long? A: Bickering – constant nattering and nit-picking — does seem to be an easy default communication for people when they’re irritable and tired, which happens more with aging. But there has to be boundaries on the tone and persistence of petty, argumentative chatter, or one person’s bickering can become bullying. Explain gently that it’s tiresome to be around “The Bickersons.” They want your company and interest in them, so that could be an incentive to try to do it less.

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The best in food, wine, arts and athletics By Jenn Sharp

GOLD MEDAL PLATES The city’s best chefs, pitted against one another in the ultimate culinary showdown. Each prepares an original gourmet dish for 500 people and a table of meticulous judges who will decide their fate. The pressure is enough to make mere mortals feel faint. Gold Medal Plates (GMP) is an annual Canada-wide celebration of food, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. It raises money for Canada’s Olympic Foundation to support high performance programs like Own the Podium. Since the first events were held in 2003, over $7 million has been raised. A chef at each event in 13 cities brings home a gold plate signalling his or her supremacy and access to the Canadian Culinary Championships held in Kelowna, B.C. on Feb. 7 and 8, 2014. Silver and bronze are also awarded. Eight chefs will compete in Regina on Nov. 1 and 10 in Saskatoon a week later on Nov. 8. Most chefs thrive under pressure or they wouldn’t be in the business. It’s something they face on a daily basis, whether it’s in a restaurant or a private catering company. The demands of preparing multi-course meals to exacting standards is a fact of life. Sourcing ingredients, creating food budgets, managing kitchen staff, educating servers — it’s all part of the job description. Many, like Regina’s Gilles Gobin, owner and pastry chef at Le Macaron, take it all in stride and try to have fun on the big night. Wait a minute. There’s a pastry chef in the competition? In past years, Gobin has supplied the desserts for Saskatchewan’s GMP events, but this is the first year he’s been invited to compete. “I’m keeping an element of mystery to myself,” he says with a smile. “There’s some great chefs out there … but I’m hoping that my creativity and uniqueness will show through in the dish.”

Saskatoon Nov. 8 Competing Chefs

■ ROBIN ANDREAS: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel ■ KEVIN DAHLSJO: Two By Dahlsjo ■ MIKE LINK: Western Concessions ■ MOE MATHIEU: White Birch Catering ■ ANTHONY MCCARTHY: The Saskatoon Club ■ MIKE MCKEOWN: Prairie Harvest Cafe ■ RUSTY PENNO: Dakota Dunes Casino ■ SIMON REYNOLDS: Simon’s Fine Foods ■ TREVOR ROBERTSON: Radisson Hotel ■ KEVIN TETZ: Executive Chef

Regina Nov. 1 Competing Chefs

■ GILLES GOBIN: Le Macaron ■ LEO PANTEL: Conexus Arts Centre ■ RICARDO RODRIGUEZ: The Artful Dodger Cafe & Music Emporium ■ DAVE STRAUB: Flip Eatery & Drink ■ JONATHAN THAUBERGER: Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar ■ LAURIE WALL: Wallnuts Expressive Catering ■ MARTIN SNOW: The Creek in Cathedral Bistro ■ ROB HARRISON: Rushton’s Catering

Rusty Penno is the executive chef at the Dakota Dunes Casino. While Penno’s dish for Gold Medal Plates is top secret, he will say he’s ordered an obscure cut of meat from Pine View Farms. “I’ll make my food to the best of my ability, choose the right people to bring and have fun. That shows in the food — if people are enjoying what they’re doing… the food is going to be that much better,” he says. BRIDGES PHOTO BY MICHELLE BERG

The former Winnipegger is a trained chef, but hasn’t shown that side yet in Regina where he’s worked in pastry for years. In fact, his pastry training will have no role apart from the textures in the dish. Pastry is a skill craft not suited for everyone, it requires more chemistry. “That’s why chefs don’t like it. When things don’t turn out, they can modify to correct it. It doesn’t work

the same way with pastry.” Pastry has a sensual element too; who doesn’t love a beautiful dessert? With a strong background in presentation and elegance, gained from 10 years spent at the Hotel Saskatchewan, Gobin feels ready for GMP’s veritable pressure cooker environment. He’s also a second generation restaurateur: “It’s basically what

I’ve grown up with.” GMP has become a showcase for locavore chefs. The local food movement has hit Saskatchewan strong; farmers’ markets in both Regina and Saskatoon are more popular than ever and restaurants are increasingly incorporating locally sourced food into the menu. GMP is the perfect way to showcase Saskatchewan’s best cuisine on a national level.

Olympic athletes, many of whom will compete in Sochi in 2014, will be at both events, along with a performance by Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy. Apart from sampling all of the competing dishes and accompanying wines, guests will have the chance to bid on exclusive trips. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.goldmedalplates.com.


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Toast autumn with crowd-pleasing bubbly By James Romanow I have thought long and hard on ways to improve Saskatchewan and I think I finally have the answer: We need to drink more toasts. Specifically, we need to celebrate our events by opening a bottle of inexpensive sparkling wine and lifting a glass to say, oh I don’t know, the colour of the leaves on the trees. It is very difficult to be unhappy with a glass of sparkling wine in your mitt. Even Rider losses become bearable. It is also very difficult to maintain your Sommelier Level 2 gravitas. I mean the stuff is actually bubbly! And we serious wine drinkers are many things, but we are seldom bubbly. But there is another reason to drink the stuff. In addition to just lifting your spirits, sparkling wine is probably the most versatile food wine in

the world. It goes with everything. It has enough acidity to work with pretty much all foods. The residual touch of sweetness mixes with all sorts of cuisines. And did I mention how pleasant a drink it was? Also, it is NOT expensive. Spanish cava is always an excellent idea but if you prefer the taste of French blends (pinot noir and chardonnay primarily), buy Australian. Yellowglen is a winery that specializes in sparkling wine, producing everything from bone-dry vintage champagne twins to crowd pleasing everyday bubbly. All of it is worth drinking and all of it is extraordinarily well made, including the cheap stuff. So improve your life and the province today. Buy a bottle of Pink on your way home tonight and write me if you think I lie. Ladies and gentlemen, this deserves a toast. To autumn!

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3.5L V 6, 4 Spd Automatic, White, N/A cloth, 78,534 km, #G0023

$31,995*

$12,995*

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6.2L V 8, 6 Spd Automatic, White, Cloth, 74,034 km, #F8255A

2007 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO LS

2013 FORD FLEX SEL AWD

2009 FORD F-150 LARIAT 4X4

2012 FORD F-250 LARIAT

2008 FORD RANGER SPORT SUPERCAB (126” WB)

$33,995*

$34,995*

$40,995*

$9,995*

2011 FORD F-350 LARIAT DIESEL

2012 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE 1LT

3.5L V 6, 6 Spd Automatic, Black, 16,185 km, #F6718

5.4L V 8, 6 Spd Automatic, Green, Leather, 47,000 km, #F2838

6.2L V 8, 6 Spd Automatic, Silver, Leather, 51,092 km, #F6521A

3

3.0L V 6, 5 Spd Automatic, Orange, Medium Dark Flint Cloth Split Bench Cloth, 109,515 km, #F2548C

6.7L V 8, 6 Spd Automatic, Black, H Leather, 89,932 km, #F9919A

2013 FORD FLEX LIMITED AWD

3.5L V 6, 6 Spd Automatic, White, Leather, 15,121 km, #F1002B

2009 FORD ESCAPE XLT AWD 3.0L V 6, 6 Spd Automatic, Red, Cloth, 95,300 km, #F8512A

3.6L V 6, 6 Spd Automatic, Grey, HITCH REV SENSOR REM cloth, 33,300 km, # G7107

$48,995*

$37,995*

$18,995*

$26,995

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