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Porsche Saskatchewan was unveiled at an exclusive party P. 18

WHAT MOVES YOU: Car enthusiast takes trip down memory lane with a 1953 Meteor P. 26

A STARPH O E N I X co m m u nit y n e ws pa p e r

Olympic fame and life goals HARD WORK MEETS TALENT IN KAYLYN KYLE’S SUCCESS STORY. P. 10

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Kaylyn Kyle’s bronze medal she won as part of the Canadian women’s soccer team at the 2012 London Olympics. Bridges photo by Andrew Spearin

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INVENTORY — 2

READ MY BOOK — 15

EVENTS — 24

FASHION YXE — 4 When you work with kids, you’ve gotta look hip

MUSIC — 16

WHAT MOVES YOU — 26 He’s had his ride since high school and isn’t parting with it anytime soon

MEET MY PET — 6

PARENT TO PARENT — 17 How many structured activities are your children involved in?

NEIGHBOURS — 8 Bridges tours University Heights and brings Neighbours to an end

ON THE SCENE — 18 We hit the grand opening of Saskatchewan’s first Porsche dealership

COVER — 10 Soccer superstar, Kaylyn Kyle, comes home

HOROSCOPE — 20

CITY NEWS — 14 Literary lovers rejoice; The Word On The Street returns for a second year

CROSSWORD AND SUDOKU — 21 OUTSIDE THE LINES — 22 Each week Stephanie McKay creates a timely illustration meant to please children of all ages

SPACES — 27 GARDENING — 28 Advice on ripening a late harvest indoors SHARP EATS — 30 Ordering take-out online is now possible thanks to Skip the Dishes WINE WORLD — 31 A Riesling anyone can love

Condominium buildings along Nelson Road in the University Heights suburban centre.  ridges photo by Andrew Spearin B Bridges is published by The StarPhoenix – a division of Postmedia Network Inc. – at 204 Fifth Avenue North, Saskatoon, Sask., S7K 2P1. Rob McLaughlin is deputy publisher/editor-in-chief and Marty Klyne is publisher. For advertising inquiries contact 657-6340; editorial, 657-6327; home delivery, 657-6320. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The contents of this publication are protected by copyright and may be used only for personal, non-commercial purposes. All other rights are reserved and commercial use is prohibited. To make any use of this material you must first obtain the permission of the owner of the copyright. For more information, contact the editor at 657-6327.


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FASHION YXE #S A S K A T C H E W A N

Have you been fall clothing shopping? We want to see your outfit! Email bridges@thestarphoenix.com

FA S H I O N S C E N E

Catherine Darbellay and Jory Simpson

Connie Novitski: Fun and frugal

By Jeanette Stewart Catherine Darbellay and Jory Simpson are both youth workers in Saskatoon. The stylish couple like to travel and pick up different clothing and accessories as they go. Darbellay said looking sharp helps her when working with kids. “It helps with my work if I look a little more with it. If you come in looking nice they respond a bit better.”

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For the past couple of years, Connie Novitski has looked to Zooey Deschanel for fashion cues. Novitski identifies with the celebrity’s quirky, indie style. “She’s probably the only person that’s ever really stood out (to me) as being unique,” says Novitski, who works in marketing at the U of R Centre for Continuing Education and is launching a graphic design business this fall. The look she’s created today is “something that’s a bit more work oriented but still fun, still flowy.”

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1. EARRINGS: Somewhere in Toronto. 2. DRESS: H&M, Toronto. “Birds are significant to us as a couple. I just liked it. I like the waistline, I like the way it flares out a little and has a bit of a sleeve.”

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3. SHOES: Wal-Mart. “They had a wedge that I could walk in for long periods of time and they still look feminine. It’s an easy way to get the heel look without suffering the pain of the heel.”

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Jory Simpson 1. HAT: “My great-great-uncle was from England and he brought over a bunch of hats when he was young and I have a few of those really old ones. They’re sort of antiques now ... I’m wearing the more modern ones that I can sacrifice to weather and usual wear and tear.”

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3. BELT: Le Chateau

2. GLASSES: Schmatta. 3. SHIRT: “I got it from the Bay. It was on sale. I like plaid,” said Simpson. “We’re really big Bay fans ... they’re such a classic, they’ve been around forever,” added Darbellay. 4. SHORTS: Levi’s. “They’re rolled up pants.” 5. SHOES: Tom’s. “They don’t stink too bad when you wear them without socks forever.”

2. CLOCK PENDANT NECKLACE: Forever 21 6.

4. SKIRT: Promod in Athens, Greece

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5. SHOES: Spring in Edmonton 6. PURSE: Franco Sarto from Winners

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MEET MY PET #A p r i l

P ET love rs: We want to meet your pet! Email Bridges@thestarphoenix.com

N e c h v ate l an d M o r r i s e y

Social cat always ready for a sleepover

Morrisey the cat. Bridges photo by Andrew Spearin

By Jeanette Stewart Though April Nechvatel professes to be a “cat lady,” things seem pretty normal until she pulls a jar off a window sill in her living room. Inside the jar is a collection of whiskers shed from her cat Morrisey. “I’m going to do something with them,” she said. “You know, like quill art? But using whiskers.” Strange ways indeed. The banjoplaying cat lady was happy to introduce Bridges to her best feline friend, who happens to be named after a British rock star.

Q: Where did you get Morrisey? A: Morrisey came from the SPCA in January, 2008. Q: Why did you get him? A: Because I was lonely and I’m from out of province, so I don’t have family here. Q: How did you come up with his name? A: I was really into The Smiths. Q: What’s his favourite kind of food? A: Elk. Q: Why did you start feeding him elk? A: You can get local, raw elk in Saskatoon (from Pet Planet) and I just wanted

to feed him responsibly.

Q: Do people think your choice to feed him raw food is strange? A: I don’t think so. Maybe not with my group of friends. It’s a lot healthier because it doesn’t have a lot of filler in it. It doesn’t have grains and whatnot. Plus he gets chronic bladder infections so he has to eat really clean. Q: How did you discover he had bladder infections? A: He pees (in the house) when he’s got a bladder infection. He’s also on homeopathics. Q: How did you end up choosing a

homeopathic remedy? A: I went to the vet after his first couple bladder infections and they tried to treat it. It didn’t work and they told me that lots of people that have cats with chronic bladder infections will put their pets down, or opt to get this operation that I couldn’t afford. I just did some research of my own and I put him on homeopathics and they work really well. Anytime he gets one it will be gone within 24 hours. And they’re cheap.

Q: Does he do anything that really annoys you? A: He’s a really well behaved cat. And he’s independent enough that he’s not

annoying at all. The only thing that maybe annoys me is if he’s getting bladder infections sometimes he meows in pain. But I’m pretty caring. Sometimes he brings animals into the house.

Q: Do you have any favourite stories? A: One time I went home and my cat was asleep on my bed with two neighbourhood cats. Q: So he’s a social animal? A: Very social. Sometimes I feel bad that I don’t have a friend for him, but I will once I move to a house. Q: Do people call you a cat lady? A: All the time.


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Neighbourhood boundaries: McOrmond Drive to the east, Lowe Road to the north, Attridge Drive/Forest Drive to the west and Attridge Drive/Berini Drive/115th Street to the south.

Heights

Area grew up before their eyes

Bob Pfefferle and his wife moved to a condo in University Heights. He says the neighbourhood has a strong sense of community, easy access to shopping, doctors, parks. Bridges photo by Andrew Spearin

Neighbourhood Tour Guide By Jeanette Stewart Bob Pfefferle and his wife moved to Saskatoon unexpectedly after visiting Pfefferle’s brother in Saskatoon. They’ve been in their new condo more than five years and are enjoying the growth of the neighbourhood

and the nearby amenities that continue to pop up in the brand new suburban centre, which is also close to the Saskatoon Soccer Centre, schools and lots of shopping.

Q: How long have you lived here? A: Since we came here, it will be seven years.

Q: When the building was first built? A: Yep, one of the first ones in. Q: What made you want to move in? A: I worked in Manitoba since 1951, and I retired. We were looking for a place in Manitoba. We couldn’t find what we really wanted. We were on

our way to British Columbia to see my son and his wife and kids. We stopped here at my brother’s place and he said ‘come on and have a look at the condo.’ His wife had passed away and he was thinking about living in a condo. I said OK. We ended up buying and he didn’t. We found something we liked

and we bought it. I was born in Saskatchewan.

Q: What was it that made you want to move in? A: We have a nice suite, 1,200 square feet. Two bedrooms and a den. Everything is there. It’s wide open, no walls.


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Q: What did you like about Saskatoon? A: I don’t like the drivers. It’s a small city that’s easy to get around. Q: How has this neighbourhood changed since you’ve been here? A: Big. All that open field, it was nothing. Or that way, Evergreen. I think in Willow Grove there was only three streets when we moved in here, that’s how much it’s grown. Q: Do you like the change? A: Oh yeah. It doesn’t bother me. Q: Do you use the nearby services? A: We do all our shopping down in this end. For clothing and stuff you have to go downtown, but otherwise we stay in this area. We’ve got everything. We’ve got banks, everything. The doctor’s office,

everything. It’s a really good area.

Q: Is there a sense of community in the condos? A: Yes. Everyone says hello or good morning, a few words. We have people moving in and out and a lot of times you don’t see them, but we still say good morning. Q: Are there any other selling features to the neighbourhood? A: I find it a pretty quiet area. Q: Are there places to walk nearby? A: You can walk in the Soccer Centre. They made a sidewalk all the way to Evergreen. We know some of the girls that walk one way and come back the other way. Q: Is it mostly older people in the building? A: It’s about 50/50. We do have a lot of seniors. I like it that way.

University Heights suburban centre is predominantly a neighbourhood of retail space and condominiums.  Bridges photo by Andrew Spearin

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As crazy as it sounds, I’m glad it happened. It kind of made for a storybook ending. — Kaylyn Kyle

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Saskatoon’s golden girl shows her mettle By Jeanette Stewart The two men at the next table look over, but don’t interrupt until Kaylyn Kyle takes a velvet box out of her white Michael Kors bag. As she pulls out her Olympic bronze medal, one of the men at the table says hello and asks for a photo. An acquaintance, he is now a mortgage broker. Kyle has followed a very different path to success. The 23-year-old has spent the past few years of her life travelling. The University of Saskatchewan Huskies player left post-secondary education early to focus on soccer. “I’m a Gypsy,” she said. From this vantage point, the decision looks like it was a good one. The medal on the purple ribbon feels solid, heavy for its size. If there’s anything that symbolizes athletic success, this is it. Kyle agreed to an interview at a coffee shop in Saskatoon a couple of weeks after her team’s historic finish at the 2012 Summer Olympics. On a hot day, Kyle arrives tanned and blonde, sporting a large pink gold wristwatch and jean shorts. She orders a blueberry London Fog, no fat, no sugar. Kyle could be described as soccer’s glamour girl, but that would downplay her abundance of athletic ability. Throughout the Olympic tournament, her trademark white-blond hair worn in a long ponytail down her back made it easy to spot the midfielder as she ran across the field. The South American girls pulled her hair, but never the Americans or Europeans. In every game, she wore a baby pink headband. “It’s my lucky headband. I always wear pink, I can’t wear any other colour,” said the superstitious star. She won’t wear black cleats, either; she sent her first sponsorship shipment of Pumas back. “Now they send me the craziest colours.”

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The Canadian Women’s bronze medal finish this summer was Canada’s first medal in a team sport at the Summer Olympics since 1936. The victory against France came on the heels of a controversial, nail biting semifinal game with the United States’ women’s team. The Americans took the game 4-3 in extra time. Controversial calls by the referee prompted a huge backlash. Captain Christine Sinclair (who scored an impressive three goals) drew fire for her statements about the officiating. “We can’t comment on that. It is what it is,” said Kyle, who sees the bright side of their medal-winning finish. At the end of the day, she says, it all brought much-needed attention to Canadian soccer. “As crazy as it sounds, I’m glad it happened. It kind of made for a storybook ending,” she

said. “I loved it, to be honest. I’m a fighter and I always have been. That was a perfect ending for me.” With world-class performances also comes a world-class coaching staff. After a bad game, the players are encouraged not to read social media, and a mental coach helps them refocus after tough games. With that fairy tale finish behind them, the players are left to focus on life after the Olympics. Kyle headed home to Saskatoon after the games to stay with her parents, though anyone who follows her online activities knows she’s been jet-setting ever since. “It’s easy to come home when you have an amazing support system,” she said. Continued on Page 12

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Most of my followers are young girls. That’s pretty cool to know that I’m only 23 and I’m inspiring 8, 9 and 10-year-olds. It’s cool to see the young girls writing you messages. — Kaylyn Kyle

Her first move, after fulfilling a fawning rush of local media requests, was to head to Las Vegas for a weekend with friends. She later took in a Rider game. The plan is to follow her coach’s orders to relax. The team is off until November. They will play a tournament in Greece in the new year. But Kyle can’t stay out of the gym. “We’re not supposed to work out, but I love being in the gym, so I’ve been working out,” she said. Kyle is a natural-born athlete. Her father was a professional hockey player and her mother a competitive volleyball player. Growing up in Saskatoon, the family was surrounded by sports, says older sister Courtnee, who also played soccer at the national level. “We were always outside playing soccer on the pitches, or in gyms playing basketball or volleyball. I think we both played everything at one stage,” Courtnee said via email. “If we were not playing ourselves, then there was always hockey, soccer, NASCAR, or NFL football on the TV. “For the three weeks the Olympics were on, our house shut down. It wouldn’t matter if it was the summer games or the winter games, we were all in front of the TV.” Kaylyn credits a lot of her success to her parents, who she calls her ‘superfans.’ “The big thing is, my parents didn’t push me in it. I did competitive diving, competitive gymnastics. I tried baseball but I wasn’t very good. In high school I did basketball and tennis. I never focused in on one sport and I think that’s super-important. Lots of kids do get pushed,” she said. The pressure came from Kyle herself. She first made her provincial team as a backup goalkeeper. She put in extra work at soccer academies in Saskatoon, trained on her own and eventually was able to leave the net. She remembers being obsessed with the national team’s star players like Sinclair. At one point, she had the team captain’s poster on her bedroom wall. Her high school team at Bishop James Mahoney won both the city and provincial titles while she was there, and after high school Kyle joined the U of S Huskies. After only a year, she was invited to play for the Canadian Women’s National team and was offered a contract to play professionally in Sweden. She’s spent the last few years playing around the world. Kyle nearly made the team for the Beijing Olympics, and played in the World Cup in 2011. The process of making the team for London 2012 was gruelling. Kyle moved to Vancouver and did a residency program for four months, with two or three workouts per day, weights and fitness training. There were 30 players in rotation and only 18 made the final squad. Said Courtnee: “I know Kaylyn will tell you that she always dreamt of becoming a professional athlete and someday playing in the Olympics, but she didn’t know if it would happen. I can tell you that there has never been a doubt in my mind that she would someday represent her country on a world stage.”

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Growing up and playing soccer together, I just knew it. She just had it. I can’t tell you what ‘it’ is but she was different and I always knew that she was going to do something amazing. — Courtnee Kyle

Kaylyn Kyle arrived home to hugs and cheers from family and friends at the Saskatoon airport after the 2012 London Olympic Games. File Photo by Gord Waldner

While the tournament took up most of their time there, Kyle made the most of the Olympic experience in London after the final victory. A fan took the team up and down the Thames in a yacht. Kyle and a couple of friends took in as many events as possible. They celebrated at night — using Kyle’s medal to gain VIP access to one club. A big highlight was seeing the Spice Girls at the closing ceremony. Now, Kyle aims for continued success. After the games, she secured a new agent and travelled to New York to meet with potential sponsors. “It should be a good year for me,”

she said. It can be hard for Canadian athletes to support themselves, juggling government funding and support from an agency called CAN Fund. “There’s so many Canadian athletes and not all of us get it,” she said. “You really base it on your personal sponsors or your professional contracts outside the team. I’ve been extremely lucky. I can’t complain at all.” Though Kyle shies from the term “celebrity,” she has considerable online clout. She now has more than 22,000 followers on Twitter, a number that jumped during the high-profile

soccer finals. Many of these are young female soccer players. “I would definitely not call myself a celebrity by any means,” she said. “Most of my followers are young girls. That’s pretty cool to know that I’m only 23 and I’m inspiring 8, 9 and 10-year-olds. It’s cool to see the young girls writing you messages.” Her advice is to put in the hard work. She recalls making the national team and having other parents write in to the team, saying she didn’t deserve to be there. “It’s so cliche to say, and I hate saying it, but it’s all about hard

work,” she said. “I love proving people wrong. I’d just think of those emails.” She’s done coaching work and public speaking. Before the Olympics, Kyle travelled to Liberia Africa as an ambassador for an organization called Right to Play “It was incredible to see how little they have and how happy they are,” she said. “It’s really kept me humble throughout this whole experience.” At 23, as long as she works hard, Kyle could have a long career on the national level. Some of her teammates are in their early 30s. “It all depends on how your body

holds up, basically.” For her, a future would involve coaching or sports broadcasting. Right now, she wants to focus on promoting soccer in Canada, and specifically within Saskatchewan where the sport often takes a back seat to hockey. She hopes to do a camp in Saskatoon with some of her national teammates in October or November. “Growing up and playing soccer together, I just knew it,” said Courtnee. “She just had it. I can’t tell you what “it” is but she was different and I always knew that she was going to do something amazing.”


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Saskatoon hosts second annual literary festival By Edna Manning

On Sept. 23, The Word On The Street will be presenting its second annual literary and literacy festival in Saskatoon. The Word On The Street is a national celebration held concurrently in five other cities across Canada: Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Kitchener, Ont., and Lethbridge, Alta. It is the largest book and magazine festival in Canada, attracting more than 250,000 visitors nationally. The mandate is: Celebrate Reading, Advocate Literacy. This year the festival will include more than 35 author readings, panel discussions, workshops and entertainers on four stages in a festival atmosphere. There will also be a vibrant exhibitor marketplace and children’s activities. “And it’s entirely free,” says Robert Calder, president of the not-forprofit organization. He is also the author of several award-winning books and former president of the Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild. He holds the record for the longest-serving member of the English Department at the University of Saskatchewan (45 years). The Word On The Street Saskatoon began in February, 2009 when Calder and other interested parties met to discuss how the city could benefit from this literary festival. He felt writers should play a larger cultural role in the city. “I wanted city council and the people of Saskatoon to be more aware and supportive of its writing community. Saskatoon is home to a number of prolific and acclaimed authors, including Yann Martel, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Candace Savage, Art Slade and David Carpenter, for example. We felt that one of the best things we could do was have something very concrete like this festival where people could actually meet the writers and realize how rich this writing community really is.” The festival will take place in down-

Yann Martel, winner of the Man Booker Prize for fiction and Robert Calder, left, president of The Word On The Street literary festival and the author of several award-winning books, are some of featured authors at The Word On The Street Festival. SUBMITTED PHOTO

town Saskatoon in and around Civic Square and City Hall. Four stages will be running from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. including a new youth stage. Authors like Jay Ingram, Gail Bowen, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Yann Martel, John Gormley and Will Stroet, a bilingual children’s musician from Vancouver, will be reading from their latest published works. Calder says that in response to a survey from last year, event organiz-

ers have incorporated more children’s activities into the 2012 festival. “This year we have a number of children’s authors and performers on stage, plus roaming mascots and sidewalk games on Literacy Lane. For example, Captain Ed Onishenko, a retired fire captain with the Saskatoon fire department has written a book about fire safety for children. He lays out in a very entertaining way what children should do to prevent fires

and what to do in case of a fire. “We’ve also worked hard at having a good aboriginal component. One of the exciting things happening in Canada is the emergence of some very talented aboriginal writers. Our festival includes writers Warren Cariou and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, who have created an anthology of Manitoba aboriginal writing that’s received some excellent reviews,” says Calder.

He adds that the festival promises to be an event perfect for the entire family. Over 3,000 people attended last year and they expect even more in 2012. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23. For more information, phone executive director Mary Jane Covello at (306) 374-1011or email saskatoon@thewordonthestreet.ca. Visit www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/ saskatoon for the full schedule.


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Ideas for a healthier society By Ryan Meili As a family doctor, I have the privilege of getting to know people in times of great joy, sadness and vulnerability. It’s an incredible experience to hear people’s stories and be asked to assist them in making their lives just a little bit better. It’s also very frustrating at times. While I can often help out with medications, advice, or just taking the time to listen, much of what I’m able to give has little impact. The things that make the biggest difference — the determinants of health— are income, education, employment, housing, nutrition: Where and how we live. In A Healthy Society: How a Fo-

cus on Health can Revive Canadian Democracy, I discuss these determinants of health as the key to a political renewal focused on human health. Each chapter starts with the story of a patient, someone I’ve worked with in inner-city Saskatoon, in rural Saskatchewan, or in Mozambique in southeast Africa. Starting with a description some of the problems in health and politics today, the book goes on to dig further into the determinants of health and their implications for public policy. Chapters dedicated to specific determinants of health: Economics, education, physical environments, justice and health care, provide further depth for understanding the effects of these elements on human health and describe

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By Jeanette Stewart It’s not easy being different. Or in the case of Saskatoon band Pandas in Japan, having slightly divergent musical tastes. While their sound is no more avant-garde than, say, Sonic Youth’s poppier material, the band still faces a bit of resistance in the city. “We actually had a metal head give us the finger once at a Battle of the Bands. She was so mad about how we were playing,” said drummer Maxwell Warner. “It’s hit or miss with a lot of people,” said bass player Dylan Cardenas.

“In Saskatoon, what’s really big right now is the ’70s revival s---,” said guitarist Jonny Walker. “The Sheepies,” added Warner. The group’s sound is a mix of jam band and ’90s throwback. Think early grunge and indie like Nirvana, The Pixies, Dinosaur Jr. and you’re on track. The band members also list groups like Liars, Tame Impala, Jay Reatard, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the surf rock music of the 1960s as major influences. Walker and Cardenas trade off vocals and songwriting duties. They’ve been playing together for about a year, with Warner joining the group about eight months ago. Songwriting is a collaborative process for the group.

“I usually write about destruction and sex,” said Walker. “Whatever’s kind of on my mind. I only write my lyrics as I’m learning the song, on-the-spot type of thing,” said Cardenas. When it came time to find a name for the group, they decided to call themselves Japandas, then realized it was taken. Then there was Japandroids and Japanther. Also both taken. “Yo dude, I said Pandas in Japans first,” said Warner. Though they’ve united over pandas, each member claims a different spirit bear. Walker’s is the Grizzly, Cardenas’ is the Koala and Warner’s is the Panda. As a new band, their sound is constantly evolving.

“I want to become really accessible but still have a lot of edge. And super psychedelic,” said Walker. At a recent Battle of the Bands competition the group made it to the finals, but they’re certain their friends didn’t drink enough to earn them a spot in the final round. The group is part of a community that includes a number of upstart groups such as Pirate Fridays, Young Benjamins and Castle River. “We want to become like Castle River,” said Cardenas with genuine appreciation, and not just because the group’s drummer was hanging out waiting to go to the lake with them after the Pandas’ afternoon show.

“We’re in their giant shadow,” added Warner. It seems the group manages to balance fun with playing music. They hang often as a group, and make jokes that run around each other. They willingly doled out advice for bands just starting out. “Never turn down a festival. Always smile and talk to everyone as much as you can. Be nice guys,” said Walker. “You’re making music for people to listen to, why not be a nice person?” said Warner. Pandas in Japan play at Amigos Sept. 28 with Bend Sinister as part of CFCR’s FM-Phasis fundraiser. Tickets are $5 at the door.


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For week of Sept. 16, 2012 By Holiday Mathis Mercury, the zodiacal minister of communication, has not always played this role. According to legend, the god started off as a bit of a thief. To keep him out of trouble, his father, Zeus, put him in charge of commerce, birds, pigs, trade, and various and sundry responsibilities. This week, as Mercury enters Libra, politics and other relationships will fall into Mercury’s realm of influence. A bright, inventive, co-operative energy prevails. ARIES (March 21-April 19).

You respect social norms with the exception of anything that threatens to limit your privacy, personal expression or freedom. Such infringements are intolerable to you and you’re likely to speak up about the injustice, especially on Thursday and Friday. You could even start a social movement. TAURUS (April 20-May

20). What keeps you from achieving a certain goal is only real because you believe it is. If you believe it’s just an excuse, it will be that. And what if you believe it’s a solvable problem? You’ll solve it. You’ll come up with the answer and move past it. Your increased confidence this week helps matters, too. GEMINI (May 21-June 21).

You’ll be presented to new people and groups and introduced in a way that makes you feel terrific. You may find this slightly surprising because you don’t often think of how others see you. Introductions give you an interesting glimpse of yourself from an outsider’s view. CANCER (June 22-July 22).

Infants learning to walk don’t think about what happened the last time they tried and fell down. Instead, they get up and try again, and their body works out the

physical equation. Similarly, you don’t have to think about the past to act on all it has taught you. Trust yourself to automatically adjust. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll

meet someone you really want to impress. As you wonder what would impress this person, consider the value of being an authentic human. So few people are willing to say what they really want or admit what they are afraid of. Be different and you’ll be most impressive.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).

Attitude is everything. Does it really make sense to keep going at a task with a sour attitude? Whether the attitude in question is yours or someone else’s, consider walking away for a time. Solving problems and getting through instances of low morale will be easier when you have a better perspective. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).

Your manner of dealing with a particularly challenging

part of your life will shift and this is the first week of the change. Refuse to fight the fight. Step back and sense your advantage. Where are your points of leverage? Tuesday brings a support system. You’ll hold tangible evidence of your success on Friday. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).

A key is often a small thing and yet its power is enormous. It can open a home or start the vehicle that takes you across the world. This week introduces a kind of key that is typically small and yet not tangible. It’s more of an idea or an approach that can open the whole world. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). If you make a bad

impression, don’t worry. A bad impression is still an impression. You weren’t put on Earth to fade into the background. Consider that you may have been put here to make mistakes — and to

occasionally feel the exquisite thrill of winning. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your wishes come in

many sizes, shapes and colours. The universe doesn’t discriminate. Sometimes big wishes come true while small ones go unanswered. Other times, it’s the opposite. You may suspect your blessings have been dealt at random. This week’s evidence suggests that’s not the case at all. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When is your time your

own? If you give too much of it away to activities that don’t mean anything to you or to people who drain you, you may feel like the answer is never. You’ll remedy your situation this week, carving out several hours to do what feeds your soul. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).

Devote yourself in some small way to developing in the manner to which you aspire. Maybe it’s a project,

a talent or an abdominal exercise. Twenty minutes may not seem like a significant amount of time to get something done, but when you dedicate those 20 minutes on a daily basis, things develop at a rate most pleasing. THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS:

Many of your predictions about this year will come true because you planned them and made them happen. But there also will be the perfect sprinkle of the unpredictable to give you a chance to prove your grace, adaptability and strength of character. The next seven weeks bring excitement. Fresh faces influence your work. A lifestyle upgrade happens in December. November brings better ways of managing money. Invest reasonably in an opportunity in June Holiday Mathis is the author of Rock Your Stars. If you would like to write to her, please go to www.creators.com and click on Write the Author on the Holiday Mathis page.

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Open Mic Lydia’s Pub, 650 Broadway Ave. Wednesday, Sept. 26

Hey Ocean! Louis’ Pub, 93 Campus Dr. Peter Abonyi McNally Robinson, 3130 Eighth St. E. Les Barrington Nutana Legion, 3021 Louise St. Don Anaquod Stan’s Place, 106-110 Ruth St. E. Kelly Read and We’re Thorry Somewhere Else Pub and Grill, 2605 Broadway Ave. Sunday, Se pt . 2 3 Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang Credit Union Centre, 101-3515 Thatcher Ave. Les Barrington Nutana Legion, 3021 Louise St. Blues Jam Vangelis Tavern, 801 Broadway Ave. Tonight It’s Poetry Lydia’s Pub, 650 Broadway Ave. Monday, Sept. 24 Big Dave McLean Delta Blues Buds on Broadway, 817 Broadway Ave. Anthrax, Testament and Deathangel The Odeon Events Centre, 241 Second Ave. S. Tuesday, Sept. 25

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#A R T Mendel Art Gallery The Members’ Show & Sale continues in the gallery auditorium until Oct. 9. Most of the gallery spaces are closed for the installation of new exhibitions. Join us for the opening reception for the new fall exhibitions on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. Visit www.mendel.ca for details on all exhibitions and events. The Mendel, at 950 Spadina Crescent East, is open 9-9 daily. Admission is free. Gallery on Third, Watrous Until Sept. 22 at 102 Third Ave. E., Watrous. The Allan 3, paintings by Gloria Stefanson, Jewel Buhay and Donna Lorbetskie. Art at Agar’s 2012, 5th annual art and fine craft sale Sept. 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Agar’s Corners, east of Saskatoon on Highway 16. With works in a variety of media by 18 established and emerging artists and craftspeople. On-site pottery demos by Judy Tryon of JT Pottery weather permitting. Sit-down meals are available in the heritage Agar farmhouse. Plenty of parking. For information email Judy at judywood@sasktel.net. Affinity Gallery (Saskatch-

ewan Craft Council) Until Sept. 23 at 813 Broadway Ave. Silk paintings and soft furnishings by Susan Clark. An exhibition featuring one-of-a-kind upholstered art chairs and soft furnishings inspired by gardens and flowers. The Gallery/Art Placement Until Sept. 27 at 228 Third Ave. S. Plain Light/Sea Light, recent oils on panel by Terry Fenton. SCYAP Gallery Until Sept. 29 at 253 Third Ave. S. We Needi Graffiti III. A collaborative art show featuring local urban and graffiti style artists. A reception will be held Sept. 14, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Handmade House Showcase Gallery Until Sept. 29 at 710 Broadway Ave. Miniatures with Stitchery and Beadwork by Margot Lindsay. The Gallery at Clay Studio Three Until Sept. 29 at 3-527 Main St. New and different casseroles and bowls by potter Puck Janes. Also, new wood and salt fired pieces by Eli Fernandez, and horse hair vases by Lorraine Sutter. Station Arts Centre, Rosthern Until Sept. 30 in Rosthern. A variety of two- and threedimensional works from local artists and artisans. Includes traditional and contemporary pieces. Visit www. stationarts.com. Parkridge Centre Through Sept. at 110 Gropper Cres. Works by the Q art group. Artists include Patricia L. Clarke, Lorraine Greenwood, Marlene Hamel and Joan Van Impe. The Gallery, Frances Mor-


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EVENTS The Gallery, Frances Morrison Library Until Oct. 11 at 311 21st St. E. Jessica Morgun: Firebird, a series of 12 graphite drawings of recognizable Canadian landscapes transmuted or transformed by wildfire. Paved Arts/AKA Gallery Until Oct. 20 at 424 20th St. W. Every Line & Every Other Line, works by Bruce LaBruce, Cathy Busby, Brendan Fernandes, Suzy Lake and Arthur Renwick. An opening reception will be held Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. A public discussion will be lead by curator J.J. Kegan McFadden and artist Cathy Busby, Sept. 15. Centre East Galleries Until Oct. 21 at The Centre at Circle and Eighth. A display by Castle Designer Glass, work by Shirley Taylor and Kyla Tulloch, photography by Scott Chapman, a display by the YWCA and displays from the Saskatoon Public School Board. Western Development Museum Until Oct. 27 at 2610 Lorne Ave. S. Two Views, a collection of photographs by renowned photographers Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank. It presents two views of Japanese American and Canadian internment and incarceration in the early 1940s.

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International PARK(ing) Day with Ken Greenberg Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., in Broadway and Riversdale. An annual event where designers, citizens and businessmen transform metred parking spots into temporary public parks. Featuring local publishing company Indie

Ink’s FRESH identity campaign, as they celebrate two years. With storytelling by the Saskatoon Public Library and READ Saskatoon, graffiti artists, live entertainment, food and a movie night. With a kick off Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Broadway Theatre, featuring music, poetry, a park creating demonstration, talks by urban designer and architect Ken Greenberg and urban planner Alan Wallace, and Farmers Market activities. For information email participate@saskatoonparkingday.com. Ninth Annual Luncheon en Vogue Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn. Presented by the Soroptimist International of Saskatoon. A luncheon and fashion show. Proceeds will support the Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre’s 24-hour crisis line and programs to end sexual violence upon individuals in the community. Classical to Classic Rock: SSO Conexus Pop Series Sept. 22 at TCU Place. Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra performs with Latin tenor Fernando Varela. Features Varela’s renditions of rock anthems, Latin ballads and familiar operatic standards. With Regina guitarist Jack Semple and Winnipeg pianist Ron Paley. Funkadelic Dance Party Fundraiser Sept. 22, 8 p.m., at Free Flow Dance Theatre, 224 25th St. W. Disco/funky costumes suggested. An evening of cool vibes and unique dancing. With a complimentary hustle lesson, a freestyle Disco/ Funk dance contest with prizes, cash bar and disco dance DJ. All proceeds will go to Free Flow Dance Theatre and their upcoming program-

ming. For information call 665-5998 or email freeflowdance@hotmail.com. Next Steps for Families Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Presented by the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan. Workshop for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics include memory loss and the brain, communication, coping strategies and support systems, and future planning. For information or to register call Evangeline at 683-0141. Pre-registration is required. Annual Senior Fitness Dinner Dance & Social Sept. 27 at the Royal Legion Pavilion, 606 Spadina Cres. E. Happy hour at 5 p.m., supper at 6 p.m. With music by The Jammers from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For information and tickets call 374-4542 or 665-6232. Ticket sales end Sept. 22. Second Annual The Word On The Street Sept. 23, 11 a.m., in Civic Square, next to City Hall. Saskatoon’s book and magazine festival. With over 30 Canadian authors reading from their books, various performers, crafts and games for all ages, and a marketplace. Featuring local publishing company Indie Ink’s FRESH identity campaign, as they celebrate two years. A Touch of Autumn Sept. 23, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Honeywood Heritage Nursery in Parkside. Honeywood Heritage Nursery is an 80 acre designated Saskatchewan heritage property. For information call 747-3307 or visit honeywood-lilies.ca. Gospel Sing Along Sept. 23, 2:30 p.m., at Ab-

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Swingin’ on the Saskatchewan Sept. 25, 7 p.m. at the River Landing Amphitheatre. A group of volunteers with Saskatoon Lindy Hop offer a free beginner lesson and swing dance (weather permitting). All skill levels and ages welcome. Beginner lesson from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dancing from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Saskatoon Elks & Royal Purple Annual Fowl Supper Sept. 25 at the Elks Hall, 508 12th St. E. With sittings at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for children ages six to 10 and free for children under six. Call Doris at 242-9722, Lodge Office at 244-5547, Jay or Terri at 374-3545 or get tickets at the door.

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Learn to Dance Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. to April, Clog Dancing at the Field House, 2020 College Dr. Call Rosalie at 665-7288. Fridays, Sept. 28 to April, Round Dancing (cued ballroom) at Albert Community Centre, 610 Clarence Ave., second floor. Call Ruby at 290-5486. Mondays, Oct. 1 to April 11, Square Dancing at All Saints Anglican Church Hall, 1801 Lorne Ave. Call Carol at 9782300 or George at 978-0970.

The Importance of Being Earnest Runs to Oct. 7, 8 p.m., at Persephone Theatre. With Oscar Wilde. Adapted by Errol Durbach. Produced in cooperation with Western Canada Theatre. In pursuit of their lady loves, Jack and Algernon assume alternate

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Snell still driving his high school car By Ashley Martin Paul Snell has always been a car fanatic. About 40 years ago, he and his father, Vern Snell, started collecting vehicles and they haven’t stopped. One of Paul’s most prized cars is his 1953 Mercury Meteor, a car from Ford’s luxury line. He bought it second-hand for about $300 when he was 16 years old. Even though he parked it for a few years, Paul has restored the Meteor three times and continues to love the car today. “It’s been with me a long time,” he says.

Q: Tell me about your Meteor. A: It’s a Canadian model; they didn’t make them in the States in those years. It had a special dash; it kind of looks like an airplane cockpit with the switches. It has a little bigger motor. It’s a coupe — they called it a businessman’s coupe — so it has a little smaller back window. It kind of has that chrome splashing thing like a meteorite. If you look at the trunk, it’s got a splash of chrome on the back and then it’s got scallops on the side, which make it look like it’s moving quickly. Q: How did you decide in high school you wanted this car? A: Well, it was a friend of my older aunt’s. She was an older lady that couldn’t drive anymore and her husband had passed away, and she decided to give the car up and sell it. It only had 30,000 miles on it in that time period, so it was probably 10, 12 years old when I bought it. It wasn’t brand new by any means. I did have another car before this but it had quite a bit of rust, so this was in much better shape. It was a much wiser choice because I didn’t have to repair it much; it was very well looked after. Q: Why did you restore this car? A: I just parked it back on the farm here and then unfortunately the

Phil Snell and his 1953 Meteor Customline Club Coupe, which he’s owned since high school. BRIDGES PHOTOS BY TROY FLEECE

mice got into it and it rusted a bit. When I did come back to Saskatchewan (from working in Calgary), I had to get it fixed up with the rust and that. Eventually, unfortunately, the rust came back so I had to get it done again. The last time I did it all the panels were taken out and I put new metal in because of corrosion and rust, so that was done about five years ago. (I) did (the) upholstery and all that, did the headliner because the mice had got into there.

Q: How many cars do you have? A: I’d rather not say at this time. It’s sometimes more than I can look after (laughs). Q: What does your partner think of

your car collection? A: Luckily she’s on board. She likes the cars and she joins in with the car club and stuff. She’s quite into the design and art of things too, so she can appreciate the artistic side of the vehicles as well as the mechanics to drive them.

Q: Are you a mechanic? A: I know a little bit, but when it comes to the real heavy-duty stuff I have to rely on people that are a lot smarter than I am and a lot more skilful. That’s the unfortunate part, it’s very expensive to restore these vehicles. It’s more a passion for the hobby than it is a money-making proposition.

Q: Why do you love it? A: I don’t know why. We’ve got pictures of when I was a little kid hanging around cars, just hanging onto the aerial or doing something with the cars. Toy cars or whatever it was. I knew every car on the road, every tail light, everything about them, the motor displacement. I guess if you’re a car guy you could understand that. Fortunately, dad liked vehicles as well so we both shared the interest. Q: How old is your dad now? A: He’s 88. Q: Is he still restoring cars? A: To a point. He’s still interested. He’s slowing down a bit but he enjoys keeping tabs on things.

Q: Why was it important for you to keep this car all these years? A: It’s got me through a lot of good times and a lot of trouble. Well worth the keeping of it for sure.


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Lots of character in this home By Ashley Martin WHO? Robert Horner, an emergency doctor, and Erin Rutten, an emergency nurse. WHAT? Their 1927 two-storey brick home in Regina’s Cathedral area. WHEN? The couple bought their house in October 2010 when they decided to move back to Regina from Toronto, where they’d lived for two years. They moved into the house in January 2011 and spent almost a year waiting for renovations to be completed. WHY? They knew they wanted to live in this area, which narrowed their house-hunting search. Ideally, they wanted a smaller place that was already fixed up, but they couldn’t find one. This 2,600-square-foot house had been on the market for a while, so they managed to get a good deal, paying about $535,000, plus renovations. HOW? When they bought it, the main floor of the home was very dark — closed off into small, burgundy rooms. “It was really dated,” said Rutten, and the decor was “not true to the period of the house.” They brightened and opened up the space by widening and removing doorways, and whitening the walls. They furnished the space with pieces they’d collected over time.

“We don’t buy furniture to fill the house; we buy pieces that we like,” Rutten explained — including an antique shoe rack from a Catholic girls’ school that now functions as a wine rack. They repurposed an antique general-store counter to serve as a kitchen island. A map of late 18th-century Paris framed in pieces covers an entire wall in the small music room off the dining area. A copy of the home’s original blueprint is framed on the wall near the staircase. An array of original artwork is displayed throughout the house. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, but the notable feature of the second floor is a gorgeous deck, built on top of the flat-roofed garage. “When we saw the flat roof, we thought, ‘We should put a deck up there,’” said Horner. “We had a really talented carpenter (Travis Medloski) who put it all together for us from some pictures we found online of things that we liked. He did a really good job.” ■ You can see the deck and the rest of the house during the Davin School Open Doors Self-Guided Home Tour, which runs from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. Tickets are $30 and are available at Mysteria, Crocus & Ivy and Anex. Exchange your ticket for a program at Davin School (2401 Retallack St.) the day of the tour. bridges Photos by Bryan Schlosser

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Finish ripening your garden veggies indoors By Jackie Bantle Growing vegetables in Saskatchewan is like running a relay race. The summer garden veggies (like zucchini and peas) lead for most of the race but in the final leg, Jack Frost pulls out in front leaving many of the slower fall veggies in the dust. Thankfully, even though some of this long season garden produce didn’t to make it to the finish line before Jack arrived, there are ways to enjoy these fall veggies by ripening them indoors. Mature green veggies are physiologically mature but have not had enough time to develop some of the characteristics of a completely mature veggie. But given the proper ripening environment, these veggies can continue to mature off the plant. Determining whether produce is mature green is not always easy. Mature green peppers will be firm and waxy looking and may have a slight red or yellow tinge to the skin. Mature green tomatoes will often have lighter green shoulders or some pink or red streaks. Veggies that are not mature green will simply rot in storage. However, when faced with the choice between waiting to make sure my veggies are mature green or losing a lot of produce to low temperature damage, I always pick everything that’s sensitive, mature green or not, right before a frost warning. And then keep a close eye on them while they are ripening indoors. Green bell peppers and tomatoes that are physiologically mature will turn red or yellow when left at room temperature (20 C). Ripening tomatoes prefer 90 to 95 per cent humidity with good air movement. Storing tomatoes or peppers in a paper bag will speed up the ripening process. To slow the ripening process, decrease the temperature to 13 to 15 C but continue to provide good humidity and ventilation. Winter squash (acorn, buttercup, hubbard) and pumpkins are long season crops that also may not be quite mature by the time fall frost arrives. Although vines will wilt and die as soon as temperatures fall below 0 C, mature green pumpkins and winter squash can withstand 3 to 4 C of frost. If a light frost (-1 to -2 C) is predicted, leave the fruit in the garden. If the fruit has a water-soaked appearance and feels

soft after encountering a light frost, the fruit was not mature green and would have rotted in storage. To finish the ripening process, fresh picked winter squash and green pumpkins (with hopes of turning orange) should be placed in a warm, dry location; in front of a south facing window or in a warm greenhouse. Recommended long term storage for winter squash and pumpkins is 10 to 15 C at 70 per cent humidity, such as a cool damp basement with good air movement. Corn requires a long, warm growing season. Corn plants will die as soon as temperatures dip below 0 C. The cobs, protected in their husks, will sometimes withstand 1 to 2 C of frost. If the corn leaves are frozen but the cobs aren’t, the roots are most likely still active. These same roots will continue to take up nutrients, including nitrogen. Since the leaves are no longer alive, the nitrogen is instead transferred to the cobs resulting in a buildup of nitrates in the corn cob. Eating corn with an excessive amount of nitrates is not recommended. So be sure to pick those corn cobs the day after the corn stalks have frozen. Discard anything that isn’t ripe as corn will not mature off the plant. Frost doesn’t have to end the gardening season. Brussels sprouts and parsnips taste better after a good frost. Cabbage can withstand several degrees of frost. Carrots can survive frost as long as the ground remains unfrozen. Underground potato tubers will survive an overnight frost of -3 C; wait for the ground and air to warm up before harvesting them. Final words: Bring those mature green veggies and fruit inside the house to ripen. Check often for rot and disease. If you follow some of the tips from last week’s column (cover close-to-the-ground vegetables to protect them from overnight low temperatures in order to take advantage of continuing warm days), you can delay the harvest for a little while at least. With a little extra help, fall veggies can still beat Jack Frost in the final garden lap. This column is provided courtesy of the Saskatchewan Perennial Society (www14. brinkster.com/saskperrennial; hortscene@ yahoo.com). Upcoming horticultural events can now be found in the Bridges events section.

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Ordering online way of the future By Jenn Sharp An innovative website launched in Saskatoon recently, and plans are in place to expand to Regina shortly. Skip the Dishes allows you to find your favourite restaurants and order your food online. Diners are given the option of having their food delivered or available for pickup. Each restaurant listed on the site clearly states if delivery is an option and, if it is, what the minimum charge will be. Skip the Dishes is the brainchild of three brothers, Josh, Dan and Chris Simair. Larger urban centres have sites like Skip the Dishes but it’s a first for Saskatchewan. The Simairs recruited a Saskatoon IT team to build the site. A total of 12 people worked on it, all U of S alumni. Before launching the site they tested it on a group of 150 people to work out the kinks. I tried out the website earlier this week and was happy with the clean design and easy to use features. To begin the ordering process, one types in the postal code of a business or home. The site then shows the restaurants in that area ready to make an order. You can also specify the delivery or pick up time. If you pick the delivery option button, the site will only show restaurants equipped for delivery. Once you’ve picked your restaurant, a comprehensive menu with pricing appears. Click on the meal you want and a list of options comes up (toppings, bread selection, etc.) if applicable. A box to type in any special instructions also appears. You must have an account with Skip the Dishes to complete your order but signing up was easy. You can then choose to pay by cash or credit card. I chose the delivery option from a local donair shop and got a confirmation email saying my order was received minutes later. Shortly after, my order was cancelled. I got a call from Josh Simair explaining the donair shop I had ordered from had

Skipthedishes.ca team, front (from left): Lincoln Crooks, Iain McMaster, Ian McCormick, Andrew Tremblay, (back, from left) Josh Simair, Alyosha Boldt, Chris Simair, Chris Graham. Bridges photo by Andrew Spearin

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makes the ordering process quicker,” says Simair. Once an order has been placed, the automated service sends a smart call to the restaurant, letting staff know they have an order. The order appears on a computer screen where they can print it off for the kitchen. The website already has more than 20 restaurants signed up with more coming on board in the future. Ordering takeout and delivery online is the way of the future, says Simair, as Boston Pizza is scheduled to go completely online by 2014. “Small, local restaurants don’t have the budget or the capacity to maintain an online ordering system.” That’s where Skip the Dishes came in to help. Find it at: skipthedishes. ca.

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>1 tbsp. grainy Dijon mustard >1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar >1/4 cup water >1/3 cup boursin cheese >12 thin of slices mozzarella cheese >12 slices of deli turkey meat >6 slices of bread (whichever type tickles your fancy, I used a loaf of ciabatta) >Salt and pepper >Olive oil

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