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This week features a campus cool look and a lawyer suited for action P. 2


QC tours a historic brick home in Regina’s Cathedral area P. 4


Tips on preventing frost and getting the final harvest off P. 14

QC turns one

After 52 issues, we still have that new paper smell. 1



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What’s your favourite wardrobe piece for fall? Email us at


Trevor Green:

Amanda Naber:

Fashion fit for campus

Simple and subtle

By Jeanette Stewart

By Ashley Martin Trevor Green is so comfortable in a suit, he refuses to participate in casual Friday at work. A lawyer for three years at Olive Waller Zinkhan & Waller LLP, Green believes clothes should reflect a person’s personality. He quotes Mark Twain, who probably said it best: “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” The 28-yearold gravitates to a “traditional, classical, iconic style of dark suits, not a lot of crazy patterns,” and says “if you put it on and you look in the mirror and you have to justify how it goes together, then you know that it doesn’t.” Green frequents VIP Mens Wear, Oliver’s Menswear and Colin O’Brian to build a classic wardrobe.

Amanda Naber has just started her third year of nursing school at the University of Saskatchewan. The student usually has to sport scrubs, but she was heading to class in a sunny outfit. Style isn’t usually something she thinks about, but she was happy to talk about her apparel.





1. Headband: American Eagle. 2. Shirt: Tonic. “It’s cute and flowy, and I thought it would be a nice summer shirt.” 3. Bag: Urban Outfitters. “It will fit all my books, and it was on sale. It will fit my stethoscope,” she laughed. “I ordered it online.”

1. TIE: Strellson. 2. SUIT: Hugo Boss from VIP Menswear. “It’s all about fit.”


3. SHOES: Fluevog from Vancouver. Trevor Green. QC Photo by Don Healy

4. Jeans: American Eagle. 5. Shoes: Aldo.




Amanda Naber. QC photo by Andrew Spearin

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O n T h e C o v e r P. 5


QC’s first birthday Welcome to the 52nd issue of QC. We turn one on Sept. 15 and it’s been an incredible year. We started with a mission to document Regina’s stories through well-crafted journalism and excellent photography. We’ve become a recognizable face in the neighbourhood, a weekly newspaper you read to find out everything from what’s happening on the weekend to pictures of the city’s fashion idols. We will continue to entertain and enlighten, answer questions and provoke new ones. It’s been an honour collaborating with the team that creates QC each week. Several features in QC are shared with Bridges, published by the StarPhoenix in Saskatoon. A recent promotion to assistant editor means I’ll be more involved than ever, under the tutelage of senior editor Heather Persson. We’ve got some exciting changes in store. Just like this growing city, QC will expand into new features and an enhanced online presence. We’re looking forward to the future and want you to be a part of it. Please send your comments, ideas and contributions to qc@ Jenn Sharp Assistant Editor


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FASHION — 2 Regina lawyer dresses to impress SPACES — 4 A historic brick home in the city’s Cathedral neighbourhood COVER — 5 How the boys of winter spend their summer

PARENT TO PARENT — 20 The kids are back in school — how are you adjusting? READ MY BOOK — 21 WINE WORLD — 22 If this wine were a woman, Dr. Booze would marry it

NEIGHBOURS — 9 We tour Regent Park and bring Neighbours to an end



OUTSIDE THE LINES — 26 Each week Stephanie McKay creates a timely illustration meant to please children of all ages

CITY NEWS — 12 GARDENING — 14 Tips for winding down the gardening season and preventing frost damage WHAT MOVES YOU — 18 A green 1977 Volkswagon Westfalia van


EVENTS — 28 SHARP EATS — 30 Top campus foodie finds from Bridges’ staff in Saskatoon

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Tyler Bozak often comes to see family in Regina in the offseason. File Photo QC is published by the Leader-Post – a division of Postmedia Network Inc. – at 1964 Park St., Regina, Sask., S4N 3G4. Marty Klyne is publisher. Rob McLaughlin is deputy publisher/editor-in-chief. For advertising inquiries contact 781-5221; editorial, 1-855-688-6557; home delivery, 781-5212. 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 1-855-688-6557.


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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. QC Photos by Bryan Schlosser

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Home is still sweet for NHL stars By Andrew Matte Mitch Bozak wanted to make sure his millionaire son hadn’t become too insulated from a world where regular working folks need to keep an eye on their budgets. That’s why Mitch recruited Tyler, a Toronto Maple Leafs centre, to join his older brother Justin for summer renovations at the cottage. Tyler wondered why he was being asked to help install insulation at the cottage when it would have been easier to hire someone. “I told him that this is the way we still need to do things around here,” said Mitch. “He and his brother rolled up their sleeves and got in there and did a great job. I love those little reminders because he sees the world from a different view all the time. But I got my camera and took a picture of them doing it. I made sure of that.” Mitch Bozak is proud of the way his son has carried himself in the highpressure, high-stakes world of professional hockey. Mitch says he and his wife Karon’s work to raise two responsible sons have helped Tyler not just make the NHL but remain grounded despite the hazardous distractions that come with being a wealthy sports celebrity in one of the most hockey-crazy cities in the world. “He’s our son first. So if he were playing senior hockey in Flin Flon, we’d be in the stands watching him,” Mitch said. Mitch had no professional hockey aspirations when he introduced his sons to hockey as kids and built an L-shaped rink in the backyard. “When Tyler started to skate, it wasn’t about making the NHL or anything like that. It was just a great sport that taught them life skills,” he says. “Tyler would skate for hours and hours on the backyard rink. It was a weird shape but it didn’t matter to him and it didn’t matter to me.” Today, Mitch Bozak still occasionally struggles with the reality of his son’s success. “When I see him facing off against (Sidney) Crosby or (Alex) Ovechkin, I need to step back and realize that it’s real.” ■

The labour dispute and potential lockout is a reality Tyler Bozak doesn’t want to face. The 2012-13 season is the final year of Bozak’s three-year contract, which means he’ll be an unrestricted free agent next year and the Leafs and other NHL teams will look closely at his success on the ice. “It’s a business. So stuff like this is going to happen. But I can’t predict which way it’s going to go. As a player, you don’t want to miss any time whatsoever. I want to play. But in the same sense, you want (it) to be fair,” he says. “I want to have a really good season this year and then see what happens. The free-agent market is pretty crazy, so it’s impossible to predict what’s going to happen,” he says, adding he hopes to remain in Hogtown. “I love playing in Toronto. It’s the place I want to be.” The latest news about the upcoming NHL season isn’t good. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman appears ready to follow through on his threat to lock out players on Sept. 15, essentially ending hope for the season to start as scheduled next month. The dispute revolves around a proposal by team owners to reduce the players’ share of profits to 46 per cent from the current 57 per cent.

Tyler would skate for hours and hours on the backyard rink – Mitch Bozak

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak made sure to take in some golf when he returned to Regina this summer.  PHOTO BY BRYAN SCHLOSSER QC



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As a player, you don’t want to miss any time whatsoever. I want to play. But in the same sense, you want (it) to be fair. – Tyler Bozak

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Bozak accepted a hockey scholarship at the University of Denver after playing for three seasons in the B.C. Hockey League with the Victoria Grizzlies. After his first year playing for the University of Denver Pioneers, NHL teams started calling with big-money offers. But Bozak and his family decided that he wasn’t ready to join the NHL ranks. After his second season in 2009, more offers came, this time from two dozen teams of the 30-team NHL. Bozak believes he needed the time to work on his skills before he arrived at the NHL full time at age 24. “I am so happy I went the route I did. If I were a top 10 pick, I probably wouldn’t have gone the route I did. I was a late bloomer. I didn’t get drafted, so school was something I could fall back on,” he said, adding that playing fewer games as a university student meant he was able to practise a lot. “For me, I was able to work out all week. And I was practising a lot, touching the puck a lot so I was able to spend a lot of time on my game.”

Bozak joined the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, playing for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL before joining the Leafs full-time for the 2010-11 season when he scored 15 goals and 17 assists. Last season, he had 18 goals and 29 assists. While there are better-paid players on the Leafs — defencemen Dion Phaneuf earns $6.5 million a season — Bozak’s salary is respectable. He earned $1.6 million last year and is slated to earn $1.4 million in the 2012-13 season. This summer, he’s been hitting the gym hard and working out with other NHL players in the Denver area, where Bozak bought a house some years ago. He splits the off-season between Regina and Denver, where he golfs as often as time allows. “There are nice courses here. I just head out to the mountains and play as much golf as I can and hang out with my buddies. I try not to Tweet (as) much about my golf as I used to. I get ripped too much about it from my friends.” Since May, he’s spent most of his time between the rink and gym at the campus of the University of Denver.

Tyler Bozak, seen here in action last season, has one year left on his three-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.QC FILE PHOTO

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Toronto is an amazing place to play. When you are winning, it’s unbelievable. But it’s a tough place to play when things aren’t going well. I try to avoid reading the papers. – Bozak

Jared Cowen is a defenceman for the Ottawa Senators, but spends some of his off-season time training at the Next Level Training Centre in his hometown of Saskatoon. QC photo by Andrew Spearin

“We have ice time whenever we need it. And the skating is good. There is a good group of talented players here,” says Bozak. Players who have joined him on the ice this summer include former Pioneer and Colorado Avalanche player Paul Stasny, Colin Stuart of the Buffalo Sabres, Mark Stuart of the Winnipeg Jets, Marek Svatos of the Ottawa Senators and goalies Richard Bachman of the Dallas Stars and Peter Budaj of the Montreal Canadiens. Bozak says he’s always enjoyed the pressure that comes with playing where winning is the focus, as was the case at the hockey-crazy University of Denver. “Toronto is an amazing place to play. When you are winning, it’s unbelievable. But it’s a

tough place to play when things aren’t going well. I try to avoid reading the papers.” He says going out in public is sometimes difficult in Toronto. “I get noticed when I’m walking down the street by the fans who are all very passionate. But when you are losing, it’s tough. I’m sure it’s tough in any market, but in Toronto, it’s heightened,” he says, adding the fans are usually more supportive than they are negative. “It’s a sold-out rink no matter what night we’re playing. So it’s always nice to know that you have that little boost from the fans. It’s nice to know that everybody is cheering for you. Even when we’re on the road, it’s crazy

to see all the jerseys in the crowd all around the NHL.” Bokak was able to spend most of June in Saskatchewan, where he stayed with his parents in Regina, visited relatives in Moose Jaw and golfed with friends. He went to the gym a lot. And he worked with Regina power-skating coach Liane Davis. Bozak acknowledges that his ability to perform under pressure and avoid big-city distractions comes from his upbringing. He knows he was brought up well and wouldn’t be going to work at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto if it weren’t for his parents. “Me and my brother were given the right opportunities at the right age. My parents defi-

nitely still keep me humble.” He was also careful to make the right decisions when it came to handling his finances. “It’s all about common sense for me. I bought a nice house here so I see that as an investment. I try to be smart with my money,” Bozak says. “You have to look forward. The reality is that it could end at anytime. You have to smart about what you get. You want to have money saved up for when your career is up.” As for what his plans might be if the NHL season is cancelled, he has no answer. “If we don’t play, I really don’t know what I’ll do. That is a decision I’ll have to make.” Continued on Page 8


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It’s weird to have random people ask me how I am like they already know me. — Jared Cowen

ways wants to play,” says Cowen, who returned to Ottawa earlier this month. Cowen doesn’t follow the intricacies of the talks but is hopeful a lockout can be avoided. “I don’t follow it as much as some guys do. Like everything else, it’s a business.” This summer saw plenty of firsts for Cowen. 2011-12 was his first full season in the league, though he didn’t log as much ice time as he would have liked. The Senators’ season ended in April after the team lost to the New York Rangers in the opening round of the playoffs. As soon as the playoffs ended, Cowen took off to Cancun. During the summer, he visited his uncle outside Saskatoon. Cowen keeps a horse there which he got as a Christmas present. Coaches will be calling on Cowen to log more ice time this year after the team traded fellow defencemen Matt Carkner (New York Islanders) and Filip Kuba (Florida Panthers). The plan is for Cowen and Sergei Gonchar

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You can take a hockey star out of Saskatoon, but you can’t take Saskatoon out of a hockey star. Ottawa Senators defenceman Jared Cowen, known for his height and ability to snatch the puck away from the NHL’s biggest offensive threats, spent most of this summer enjoying his new house in the Bridge City. The purchase was more than a way to be responsible with his money. It also cements his plan to spend summers in his hometown, regardless of where he’ll be in his NHL career. “It was a good investment,” the 21-yearold says during a break from his regular workouts at Saskatoon’s Next Level Training Centre. “I’ll be spending every off-season here anyway, so it just made sense.” It’s not clear when Cowen will return to work, however. “Obviously, I hope to play. Any player al-

to be a strong second line of defence behind stars Chris Phillips and Erik Karlsson, as well as newcomer Marc Methot. “I’ll be playing more minutes. And I like that because I am used to playing more minutes,” said Cowen. “Last year was a weird year because I haven’t played that few minutes in quite a few years.” Coaches used Cowen sparingly last season to allow the young, lanky defenceman time to improve his game and get stronger to better battle for space in front of the net and fight for the puck in the corners. Before coming to the Senators, he was known as an elite defenceman who played an important role for Team Canada, bronze medal winners at the 2010 World Junior Championship in Regina. Before that, he played in six seasons with the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs. Cowen was picked ninth in the first round of the 2009 NHL draft. But the future is what Cowen has his eyes on. Following coaches’s orders, he plans to spend plenty of time in the gym and on the

ice. He believes there isn’t one area where he needs to improve but rather hopes to become a more well-rounded player. “It’s difficult to not have big expectations. I expect my coaches to have higher expectations of me,” he said. Balanced training is all-important — improving speed but not at the expense of strength. “You can overlook things easily because what happens is that you focus on one thing and then other things get missed. You need to be wary of that.” He’s returned to Ottawa where there are off-ice challenges. Being a millionaire hockey player in Canada’s capital city means he’s sometimes unable to be anonymous. “Sometimes when I go out, people recognize me. It’s weird to have random people ask me how I am like they already know me,” says Cowen, who is slated to earn $1.2 million in the 2012-13 season. “They ask me how I am doing. Or they’ll ask what is going on and they don’t tell you who they are. It’s weird.”


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Trees cover Johnstone Street in the Regent Park neighbourhood of Regina. QC Photo by Michael Bell

Neighbourhood Tour Guide By Andrew Matte Tiffany Wolf has loved being a resident of Regent Park ever since she and her husband bought a house on Coldwell Road about six years ago. Aside

from making repairs to the crumbling sidewalks and updating a nearby park, Wolf wouldn’t change a thing.

Q: How did you pick Regent Park? A: After we got married and we started to look at houses, we looked

at the north end. And that was it. We just looked around and Regent Park felt like home. The school in the area is good.

Q: When you say ‘we,’ who do you mean? A: My husband Christopher, our little boy Eddie and our dog Dixie.

Q: How long have you lived there? A: We’ve lived here about six years.

Q: What do you like about Regent Park?

A: It has a very natural feel to it. There are lots of families in the neighbourhood but it’s not all young families. There are older people around. There are lots of original homeowners who are still here.


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Eco-challenge helps students sharpen science skills By Jeanette Stewart When teacher Dave Hall found out about the Canon Envirothon, he knew he wanted to be involved. “The Envirothon makes science education real,” said Hall. The Regina teacher was one of the first educators to jump on the project in 2007, recruiting a team of his students from Luther College High School. This year his team finished first in the Saskatchewan Envirothon and travelled to Pennsylvania to take part in the North American Canon Envirothon challenge with a team of five students. Each year more than 500,000 students take part in the Envirothon across the United States and Canada. This year Hall’s team placed 30th overall and fourth out of the Canadian teams in attendance. The program is a lot of work, but Hall says it rewards students with knowledge and experience in environmental and sustainability science and natural resource management. “I think my goal is that they will take what they’ve learned and apply it in any profession. Sustainable use of resources crosses every profession now, from building to biology to medicine,” he said. Last year the students had to create a plan to properly retain stormwater to prevent flooding and reduce soil erosion in new residential areas. Hall said it’s great to see students engaged in real life problem solving. Each team member studies throughout the school year to become an expert in one specific area, such as soil, forestry or water quality. The team then takes part in a trail test and prepares an oral presentation during the final three-day event. The co-ordinators of the event believe the annual competition primes students for the environmental challenges of the future. “They are the next generation. They are who is going to be in charge of the environment when we all retire,” said Lis Mack, the Envirothon co-ordinator and manager of Partners for the Saskatchewan River Basin, the organization that supports the event in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan competition is held each May in a different location each year. Student teams begin to prepare at the start of the school year. This year’s competition will be held at Redberry Lake, 115 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon, between May 26 and 28. Registration for the Saskatchewan Envirothon opens Sept. 20. Interested students or teachers are encouraged to visit

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Extending the growing season By Jackie Bantle

As much as I hate to admit it, those chilly nights are upon us and the ‘f ’ word (frost) is close behind. Although autumn does not officially arrive until Sept. 22, the average fall frost date in Saskatchewan is Sept. 15. I always find that much too early to say goodbye to my vegetable garden. There are a few strategies you can use to delay that inevitable killing frost and extend the fall season in your garden. Covering plants with sheets, blankets or towels is the most common method of frost protection. If using these, or some other household

fabric, avoid covering plants until after 6 p.m. since these materials do not allow light through. Remove the covering in the morning after it has warmed up. Ensure that these covers are not too heavy to avoid breaking plant stems or knocking fruit off. If it is going to be a windy night, make sure that the edges of the covers are secured so that they do not blow off. You can also use special purpose floating crop covers or frost covers available from your local garden centre. Usually crop covers provide 2-3 C of frost protection. The benefit of using these is that they will allow enough light through during the day and can be left in place until you are ready to harvest.

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By continuously watering or misting your plants during a frost event, the heat released by the freezing water will prevent the plants themselves from freezing.

If you only have a few small plants to protect, you can use hot caps (an upside down cone shaped structure that is 3050 cm in diameter made of paper, cloth or plastic) or a Wall of Water (a cone shaped ring of connected plastic tubes filled with water). The hot cap provides a maximum of 2 C frost protection whereas a closed Wall of Water can provide up to 5 to 7 C of frost protection. The Wall of Water works on the thermodynamic principle that as the water freezes, heat is released to the immediate environment surrounding the plant, thereby protecting it from frost. Walls of Water must be opened up during the day to prevent plants from overheating. Providing constant irrigation during a freezing period can also be used to protect your plants. By continuously watering or misting your plants during a frost event, the heat released by the freezing water will prevent the plants themselves from freezing. This approach is often used in large citrus orchards in

the southern United States when unusual frost events threaten a crop. The entire crop is watered throughout the frost period. Even though there may be icicles forming on the branches and fruit, the trees and fruit will not freeze as long as there is liquid water to provide heat. One word of caution: irrigation must be started before temperatures reach 0 C and continue until the air temperature rises above freezing. This may mean that you are watering your garden patch for several hours. During the fall, a wet garden does not dry out very quickly. After a few nights of several hours of watering, your garden can become very wet where plants will simply rot. For a more elaborate frost prevention method, construct a small portable cold frame and drape a string of old Christmas lights on the top. Set the lights to come on after sundown and turn off after sun up. These small lights will provide enough heat to prevent frost. Re-

member that LED lights do not produce any heat; it is older Christmas light bulbs that must be used. A single incandescent light bulb will also produce heat but it will not be evenly distributed under the cold frame. Also, a small heater with a fan goes a long way to prevent frost in a portable tunnel, cold frame or small greenhouse. For those of you who are ready to let nature end your growing season, remember that green mature tomatoes will ripen off the vine, mature pumpkins and winter squash fruit can withstand 2-3 C of frost, root crops like potatoes and carrots can withstand several degrees of frost (as long as day temperatures are above 5 C) and parsnips and Brussels sprouts sweeten with a few degrees of frost. This column is provided courtesy of the Saskatchewan Perennial Society (;

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Volkswagen fits family’s outdoor lifestyle Jeremy Hiebert has always owned VWs so he was thrilled when his wife Erin suggested they buy a 1977 Westfalia van. After five years of restoring it, they now take it camping every weekend. By Jenn Sharp Q: Describe your ride: A: It’s a 1977 Volkswagen van, a Westfalia edition. That means it came with the pop top and the camping interior. I bought it off some kid, used it for tree planting in Prince George — I brought it up from Florida. It was in pretty good shape when we bought it 10 years ago. We drove it around for two weeks and it was only running on three out of four cylinders. We were still driving it — it was so much fun — but it started to light on fire on us so we figured we better start taking it apart. We started to fix the engine and realized it was in pretty good shape. We decided to fix all the rust and it just went crazy from there. We stripped it down to bare metal and started building it up. It was a whole family project. Q: So your wife Erin was on board with the restoration then? A: My wife was in it just as much as me. We wire wheeled and painted the whole undercarriage. We ended up looking like spotted leopards for a week because we were trying to paint underneath and not let it drip on us. My son Jason is 10 years old now. I have a picture from when we first

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pulled the engine, Jason was a toddler sitting on my knee. Last year we finally got on the road and I took a picture of Jason and me before we put the engine in.

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Adjusting to back to school for most parents seems to be a happy time but I don’t personally understand that. We really enjoy the summers and spending as much family time together as possible. Going back to school means the end of most of those summertime activities, back to hustle and bustle, and it’s the time of year it really sinks in for a parent that they and us are a year older — so not so happy (for us). Going back to school also brings back the problems that naturally come with that environment… back to tears from bullying, or concerns over friendships, etc. Can’t summer last forever?” — Jason Roske “My son is in Grade 1 so to prepare we talked about how Grade 1 will be different than kindergarten and tried to get him to practice his printing, etc. So far school is fine but he does not like the fact that they don’t get as much playtime.” — Nikki Melnyk “With my kids going into Grade 2 this fall, we worked on our back-to-school preparations together: the kids helped with shopping for school supplies, labelling everything and packing their backpacks before they headed off. And this year, like most years, the kids already seem to be happily adjusted while I am still worrying about them and how their school year will go!” — Regan Seidler

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The authority on the goose chase I’m only one of many, many people who love and admire the beauties and benefits of Wascana Centre. Residents of Regina, as well as visitors to the Queen City from all around the world, treasure and delight in Canada’s fourth largest urban park (larger than Central Park in New York, or Stanley Park in Vancouver). Since 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Wascana Centre Authority (established in 1962 by an act of the Saskatchewan Legislature, which united the province of Saskatchewan, the City of Regina, and the University of Regina), I thought this would be an excellent time to create a new, entertaining and Jean Freeman

interesting way of looking at (and appreciating) this jewel in our crown. So, with the support and encouragement of the Wascana Centre Authority and the University of Regina, illustrator Val Lawton and I collaborated on Wascana Wild Goose Chase, a whimsical, colorful, easyto-carry book that doubles as a walking guide, with a touch of history and a sprinkling of fascinating facts and statistics about the many educational, cultural, environmental and recreational features that Wascana has to offer. The fanciful rhyming tale follows Lucy Goose and Alexander Gander as they play hide-and-

seek all year long throughout Wascana Park. (Readers can conduct their own “Where’s Lucy?” search in each of the 10 double-page watercolor scenes!) Wascana Wild Goose Chase was launched on midsummer eve at the Centre’s Summer Solstice Soiree, and now it’s on the shelves in Regina at Chapters, Apperly Place at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Cumberland Gallery at the Legislative Building, the MacKenzie Art Gallery Gift Shop, Atom & Geek (the gift shop at the Saskatchewan Science Centre), the U of R Bookstore, the RCMP Heritage Centre Gift Shop and Brewed Awakening Coffee Shop. In Moose Jaw, you’ll find it at Post Horizon Booksellers, and in Saskatoon at McNally Robinson and Indigo Booksellers. And of course, online as well through, and

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Venetian wine a rare find By James Romanow Venice, and the hinterland surrounding it, is probably the most romantic spot in all of Italy, a veritable volcano of gothic inspiration for writers from Walpole forward. And the painters! But to focus on the culture for a moment — that piece of the puzzle that creates a situation where romance can breed — let’s look at the wines from Veneto. Venetians have been fond of wine since the Phoenicians first harboured there. They have contributed mightily to the wines of the world with several styles but the most celebrated is Amarone, a wine made from dried grapes — raisins really. The problem with Amarone is the icewine issue: raisins don’t yield much liquid and the wine typically starts around $40 in Canada.

You can imagine my astonishment when I came across a Pasqua wine called Passimento. According to the label it is made from dried grapes and the wine costs a mere $18! So what’s up with that? Well it is definitely some kind of Amarone, although the grape blend is not usual using Corvina (usual), Croatina (usual) and Merlot (Santa Maria Madre di dio!) The wine is incredibly smooth with that combination of astringency and acidity that keeps Italian wine from becoming flabby. The bouquet is out of this world with fruit predominating, then spices, coffee and earth. The palate is slightly leaner than a New World style but a much better food wine for it. And the wine is rich enough to get people through cocktail hour and into dinner. If this wine were a woman I’d be asking her to marry me. To get this much sizzle in this small a


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For week of Sept. 9, 2012 By Holiday Mathis The sun aligns with Mercury to focus our thoughts in the analytical sign of Virgo. The Virgo energy is especially powerful in matters of health and personal improvement. If you already have related goals, you will find yourself highly motivated and universally supported toward their attainment. If you don’t have related goals, this is your time to set reasonable, quantifiable aims. The new moon in Virgo on the 15th brings a fresh start. ARIES (March 21-April 19).

Trying is tricky. In most endeavours, you shouldn’t. When you feel yourself halfheartedly committing to an effort, recognize you’re probably “trying” instead of just doing. Maybe it’s out of fear. Maybe you sense the futility of the effort upfront. Take a step back. Decide your fate. Don’t try. Do or don’t do. TAURUS (April 20-May 20).

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It’s always easier to be generous when the recipient of your generosity is appreciative. While your people are very happy, it may occur to you to keep giving, to go for sainthood, halo and all. Of course, true saints are those who give even when unappreciated because it’s the right thing to do GEMINI (May 21-June 21).

Even though everyone needs money, there are legitimate reasons to turn away from material demonstrations of success this week. You’ll surprise others with your atypical responses. You’ll save financial considerations for another time while you pause to reformulate your values. CANCER (June 22-July 22).

When you hear no, think of it as feedback. If someone criticizes you, think of it as feedback. Rejection isn’t real; it’s only feedback to which

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Real power is the ability to direct your awareness and attention at will. Don’t let your subconscious bully you into a limited view of yourself and the world. If you’re being restrained by limiting beliefs, you are no freer than you would be if you were outwardly constrained. This week you’ll bust a few mental chains. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Must you always subli-

mate your personal desires to put others first? This is a problem you can solve by Friday. Consult the muses. Invite the spirit of play and creativity to weigh in on your brainstorm. There is a way to

get your needs met and still take care of your responsibilities and loved ones. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Everyone gets stuck. If

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It is easy for you to do what you feel like doing, what you’ve done all along and what you are in the habit of doing. The rest takes effort. In order for you to expend the effort this week, you’ll want to know exactly why. Only the highest purposes will interest and motivate you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).

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Friday, S ep t . 14 Wonderland McNally’s Tavern 2226 Dewdney Ave. Regina Drum Festival 5-10 p.m. Regina Performing Arts Centre 1077 Angus St. Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx Casino Regina Show Lounge 1880 Saskatchewan Dr. The Distrikt’s final weekend with Day Trip, The Criminal Kid and Derek Wu The Distrikt 1326 Hamilton St. Thunder Rose The Pump Roadhouse 641 Victoria Ave E. Greg MacPherson The Artful Dodger 1631 11th Ave. Satu rd ay, Se pt . 1 5 Regina Drum Festival 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Regina Performing Arts Centre 1077 Angus St. Redbeard’s “Back To The Grind” Saturday Afternoon Music Showcase Ben Winoski, Tyler Gilbert, Chad Kichula and Rye Noble 1-5 p.m. Bushwakker 2206 Dewdney Ave. The Distrikt’s final weekend with The Waltons, Jason Plumb and the Willing, Great Rooms, Fly Points, Fur Eel and Blake Berglund The Distrikt 1326 Hamilton St. Regina Symphony Orchestra Gala 8 p.m. Conexus Arts Centre 200 Lakeshore Dr. Wonderland McNally’s Tavern 2226 Dewdney Ave. Thunder Rose The Pump Roadhouse 641 Victoria Ave E.

Tuesday, Se pt . 1 8 Tuesday Night Troubador jam night Every Tuesday, 8 p.m. Bocados, 2037 Park St. Christa Couture and Redgy Blackout Creative City Centre 1843 Hamilton St. Sloan The Pump Roadhouse 641 Victoria Ave E. Patrick Krief The Artful Dodger 1631 11th Ave. Wednesday, Se pt . 1 9 Wednesday Night Folk: Tom Savage Trio Bushwakker 2206 Dewdney Ave. Jam Night Every Wednesday McNally’s Tavern 2226 Dewdney Ave. Halfway to Hollywood The Exchange 2431 8th Ave.

S u n day, S e p t . 1 6 Trio Sophia Conservatory Centennial Concert Series 2:30 p.m. Darke Hall 2155 College Ave. The Distrikt’s final weekend with The Extroverts, The Spoils, Cricket and Robot Hive The Distrikt 1326 Hamilton St.



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Magnetic Fields: Art by Marie Lannoo Until Oct. 6 Meet the artist on Wednesday, Sept 19, 7-9 p.m. Art Gallery of Regina Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St.

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Combat Improv Wednesday, Sept. 19 The Artesian, 2627 13th Ave.

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Regina Zombie Walk Sunday, Sept. 16, 3:30-5 p.m. City Square Plaza

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Tornado Tuesday Tornado Alley film, followed by a talk by tornado hunter Greg Johnson Saskatchewan Science Centre Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7:15 p.m.

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Back to classes means finding food on campus that suits your budget and tastes. We want to help you navigate the eating options at the University of Saskatchewan campus. So the Saskatoon-based QC/Bridges staff (all U of S alumni) ventured back and discovered the foodie scene has changed a lot since we were in classes. First and foremost, I was happily impressed with the wide selection. Places like St. Thomas Moore (STM) and Browsers are even incorporating fresh, local ingredients. My first stop was at STM’s Choices cafeteria, which by the way is the poshest cafeteria I’ve seen in a long time. A huge gluten-free menu, along with inventive salads, homemade soups and international selections make this the best place to go if you have a big group of picky eaters. There’s something for everyone. I had the homemade soup of the day — vegan sweet potato and pimento, topped with fresh parsley, and a whole wheat herb biscuit. It was $5, filled me up all day, plus it tasted great. You can’t beat that. Next stop: Browsers Cafe to check out the new menu, which was launched last week. It’s huge! There are five kinds of poutine (we love poutine), lots of international dishes, more inventive salads and student saver meals for $7 (most other meals were under $10). I’m daring someone to try the Excalibur — a $19 burger made of two prime rib patties with cheese, bacon, fried mushrooms, lettuce and tomato. The bun has been replaced with two grilled cheese sandwiches; it’s like the U of S version of KFC’s Double Down. If you can eat it, Louis’ (the owner of Browsers) will crown you Knights of the Excalibur and put your picture on its Facebook page. The Place Riel renovation was kind to the food court area — it’s almost too nice to eat greasy food there. And there’s a ton of greasy food in Place Riel. If you’re looking to gain the ‘freshman 15,’ you’ve come to the right place — kiosks serving everything from carb overloads to salt attacks will call out to you when you’re at your weakest moment. Instead, head to Umi Sushi Express or Extreme Pita, which have healthy options at reasonable prices. Treats is serving rotisserie chicken this year. Le Crepe Bistro has whole wheat crepes. (I went for my favourite: Nutella and banana, which I managed to drip all over my shirt. It was so worth it.)

Marquis Hall cafeteria on the University of Saskatchewan campus. QC photo by Andrew Spearin

Jeanette Stewart visited the newly revamped Marquis Dining Hall, calling the amount of choices “dizzying.” “The university dining hall (which serves as the meal hall for university residents without a kitchen) underwent vast improvements in recent years, and now offers a huge array of meal options. “Though it was difficult to choose, I went for the salad bar and a serving of roast beef. The meal felt healthy, but it was easy to over serve and end up wasting food with so many good looking choices. “On the first day of school the hall was offering three choices of soup, breakfast bagels, an

assortment of cereal, a salad bar with healthy greens — not just pale iceberg lettuce — and raw vegetables, made-to-order sandwiches, risotto, several kinds of roast vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, pizza, french fries, pasta, a range of beverages (coffee, tea, fountain pop, juice) and several dessert options. The only thing that felt a little lacking was fresh fruit, and I didn’t ask what the vegetables were roasted in. It’s likely vegan students would have to stick to salad.” Andrew Spearin went for the best fast food burger around, Harvey’s: “With the renovation of lower Place Riel, there are more options on campus to grab a bite

to eat. Of course there are healthier choices, but with a high metabolism and a craving for salt, I could not resist the temptation of what I consider the top of the fast food burger pyramid: Harvey’s. The U of S campus is Saskatchewan’s only location for the Canadian chain. Their flame-grilled burgers are topped off with your choice of condiments. It was delicious. There’s also poutine.” Are you studying at the University of Regina this year? Send me your comments about the best and worst places to eat on campus to be featured in an upcoming column:






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