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HEART OF THE CITY PIANO PROGRAM

Piano players sought to teach underprivileged kids

Eight-year-old Teegan Smith, left, takes some pointers from Catherine Folstad, co-ordinator of Heart of the City Piano Program, at Rosemont Community School in Regina. qc photo by Troy Fleece

By Andrew Matte A child who wants to learn how to play the piano will likely perform better than a student who attends lessons only at the urging of someone else. It’s that discovery that helps drive volunteers behind the Heart of the City Piano Program, which matches elementary school students in Regina with piano players willing to share their knowledge for free. “This is a very rewarding experience,” said newly installed program co-ordinator Catherine Folstad. “I find that these kids really want to

be there. It’s not a situation where it’s the parents who want them to be there.” Thanks to new funding from a local corporate sponsor and a waiting list of eager students, the program is in search of piano-playing volunteers willing to share as little as one hour per week to teach underprivileged children the piano. The mandate of the program is not only about teaching a Grade 4 student how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb or Row, Row, Row Your Boat, but also give them confidence and an appreciation for the fruits of hard work.

“We want to show them that if they put their mind to it and put a lot of hard work into something, they can accomplish something great,” said Folstad, who plays the cello as well as the piano. “And we’re hoping that they take that lesson to other areas of their life.” Folstad said the program can offer training for volunteers who are encouraged to start with one hour per week, enough time to accept three young students. The program, which is offered at Rosemont Community School, Coronation Park Community School and Holy Rosary

Community School, allows students access to pianos so they can practise outside of regular school hours on most school days. The only requirement is that volunteers attain their Grade 6 piano. “Even if someone isn’t that comfortable teaching, we can provide them training. They become more than a teacher. They become a mentor and a friend,” Folstad said. In most cases, the students who sign up for the lessons come from families that can’t afford private lessons, Folstad said, adding the waiting list of students continues to grow.

Throughout the year, students will be invited to perform in public at three events, including the Regina Music Festival. Students and volunteers will also be invited to participate in Music Fridays, which will take place at Holy Rosary Church and involve participants from the University of Regina’s piano program. The Heart of the City Piano Program was launched in Saskatoon in 1995 by Richard Dube and operates in many Canadian cities. For information or to volunteer, call Folstad at 737-8190 or visit www. heartofthecity.ca/regina.


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ta b l e o f c o n t e n t s

City Builders — 2 Volunteer teachers bring music to underprivileged youth

What Moves You —9 One bicycle nut reveals his newest project

Meet My Pet — 5 Two dogs are better than one

Cover — 11 Saskatchewan’s slam poetry scene heating up

In the City — 6 Amanda Girardin takes us to beautiful, historic Government House Music — 8 Scott Benson Band gets instrumental

Inventory — 22

Events — 28

Spaces — 24 A community garden gives Saskatoon newcomers a place to call their own

Sharp Eats — 29 Beer battles: a new alehouse creates controversy in Saskatoon

Horoscope — 25

On The Scene — 20 Celebrating the Western Canadian Music Awards in Regina

Parent to Parent — 26 Do you buy your children expensive things?

READ MY BOOK — 21

Crossword and Sudoku — 27

Wine World — 30 Tracking down French table wine Outside the Lines — 34 Each week Stephanie McKay creates an illustration for children of all ages

Amanda Girardin’s favourite place is Government House. QC Photo by BRYAN SCHLOSSER

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Dogs have a healthy sibling rivalry By Ashley Martin Katie, 5, and Simon, 3, have a pretty peaceful existence. They sleep, eat, go for walks and sometimes go camping with their owner, Collette Parks. One camping trip was not so peaceful though. As Parks took her two pets for a walk one morning to “do their business,” they stopped to sniff at a post. Katie wasn’t done sniffing, but Simon had finished. “He was going to pee on the post, so Katie’s still sniffing the post and Simon peed right on her head,” said Parks. “I had to take the poor dog to the water tap to clean her head off and it was really, really cold. Later on in the day when I took her down to the water tap just to refill my water bottle, she wouldn’t get within 20 feet of it.”

Q: What kind of dynamic do Simon and Katie have? A: Simon tries to dominate Katie and it doesn’t seem to bother her for the most part. He’ll actually sit on her back when she’s laying on the ground ... She lets him and it’s not a big deal. But he cleans her eyes, so I don’t know if that means she’s more dominant than him because he does things for her. They play-fight a lot and they really like each other. When they first met, Katie was really excited to see Simon, but he was too scared so he hid under a chair. I figured they’d probably warm up and they did. That’s always a fear when you bring a second animal into your home, whether or not they’re going to get along with the first one. I actually looked at a couple of dogs before I got Simon and neither of them got along with Katie so it didn’t work out. Q: Do they compete for your attention? A: All the time, constantly. It’s really annoying. Especially with my boyfriend Greg, they compete for Greg’s attention a lot because he’s really new to the house, so I think those three are still battling out who’s boss. They’re really sweet when they’re trying to compete for my attention though.

They’re asking for extra pats and stuff, but I follow fairly rigid rules with my dogs. I did a bunch of reading when I got Katie and I just wanted her to be really well behaved and certain rules have helped a lot, I think, in terms of keeping their tendency to try and dominate me at a minimum — things like I eat before they get to eat, and when we’re walking through a doorway, I walk through first. My dogs are definitely my babies and I love them so much, but they’re dogs. They’re not humans and they’re not people, so they have rules and they like the rules. From what I’ve been told, dogs really like routine and they like knowing what’s expected of them.

Q: Where do you take Simon and Katie? A: I took Katie to the Regina Folk Festival one year and the artist that I took her to go and see (Jim Guthrie), she barked a few times during his set. She was really not bad, but she did bark a couple of times and eventually the artist asked what her name was and then he was dedicating songs to Katie and it was really embarrassing. We used to go to the dog park quite a bit and they both absolutely love it out there. When I first got Katie we’d go twice a week. I like to walk in back alleys the most because there’s more room and fewer cars and generally fewer people with other dogs as well. My dogs really love other dogs and get along with them, but ... it’s peaceful and quiet walking through back alleys. I get to know the neighbourhood dogs from walking through the alleys as well, the dogs that hang out in their own backyards. My dogs have both volunteered for my workplace (the Saskatchewan Science Centre). Two summers ago, one of the Science Centre’s day camps had a section in it that taught kids how to approach dogs they don’t know. Simon, the little attention hog, loved being approached and petted by the kids. Katie was fine with it, but was more interested in trying to get to the cookies sitting on the other side of the deck.

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Museum is more than a workplace for Girardin By Ashley Martin

ing in here. It’s a lot more calm actually. Often during the day I’ll just come for a break and walk through the museum when it’s quiet and it’s just really calming. I find it soothing.

It’s not often that your workplace is your favourite place to be, but in Amanda Girardin’s case, it’s true. She has worked as the Government House visitor experience manager since September 2010. Government House was built in 1889 as the home of Lt.-Gov. Amedee Forget. The house is now a museum, restored to Forget’s era, while a new wing houses the office of the lieutenant-governor. Girardin enjoys the opportunities that have come from working here — like meeting people from around the world, including Prince Charles — but she also loves being here day to day. In the winter she’ll cozy up in the sunny conservatory to read a book. In the summer she’ll take walks in the Edwardian Gardens. Her favourite room, though, is the library because “there’s just so much history that happened here.” “Just to think about the lieutenantgovernors who sat in this office, the people that they met with and some of the conversations that have happened in this room, it’s kind of humbling when you’re in here, and I get to work in this awesome building. It’s just kind of overwhelming sometimes, which is really weird to be so touched by a building but it is, it’s so cool.”

Q: Are you a history buff? A: I am. I went to the (University of Saskatchewan) when I was in Saskatoon; I have an arts degree in history and French, so that’s kind of where my background is, and actually I worked at Batoche National Historic Site for about five summers as a tour guide there, which was one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. Q: You must love coming to work every day. What’s that like? A: It’s true. We park at the back of the building so we have to walk all the way around the side and up the sidewalk, so every morning I get to look at this building and it’s honest-

Q: What other parts of the building do you love aside from the library? A: Hard to say. I could pick each room for a different reason. Not only the museum portion for its history, but I like spaces like the Once Upon A Time Room in the basement because it’s so fresh and pretty and playful, where all the kids get to play in hands-on stuff. It’s so neat to be able to mix the old stuff and the new stuff. In the ballroom, things are always happening, so it’s not just this stale museum where nothing ever happens and nothing changes. Everything’s changing all the time and we have different events, like the RSO comes for the Chamber concerts and then we have the Victorian teas and we get to use the ballroom for different occasions. The lieutenant-governor’s office uses the ballroom for things like citizenship court, where new immigrants get to become Canadian citizens. Different awards ceremonies and things that Her Honour hosts; it’s really neat to see that kind of stuff because it’s history in the making and we’re continually just adding to the history of this building, which is really cool.

Amanda Girardin’s favourite room in Government House is the library. qc photo by BRYAN SCHLOSSER

ly just an incredible feeling to come up here. I could be really rushed and not take the time to think about it and some people are like that, but it’s so calm in the morning and you come up and the flags are blowing a little and it’s quiet and there’s just this really calming sensation as you walk up to the building.

It’s just so beautiful and to be able to say that I work in this historic building is just such a cool thing. It’s a pretty neat experience. Lots of people feel like it’s an intimidating building and because it’s such a formal place, but it’s really just so beautiful and majestic and it just kind of sits here like a quiet observer. It’s

really nice.

Q: There have always been rumours that it’s haunted. Do you ever get that sense? A: I have been to those places where you get those chills on your arm or the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, but I don’t get that feel-

Q: Do you think there will come a day when you won’t love Government House as much? A: I kind of think about that when I come up in the morning, ‘Oh I’m going to work,’ whatever. But then I get here and it always kind of catches me off guard where it’s like, ‘I get to come to this awesome building.’ It’s always going to be this fabulous place to work, I think, just because of the nature of it and because I love history — that part will never go away. I think I’m always going to be kind of awestruck by the whole thing.


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S CO T T BEN S ON BAN D

In an instrumental band, creativity is key

The Scott Benson Band was nominated for a WCMA. HANDOUT PHOTO

By Ashley Martin When Scott Benson was three, he decided he wanted to play the fiddle. He has no idea where the desire came from — “My dad didn’t play or anything,” he explains. Since his parents thought three was a little young, they compromised: “They told me I should probably wait ’til I was five, so when I turned five I was all excited and got to finally play.” He played with the youth orchestra in Moose Jaw until Grade 8, when he decided to venture off and start

writing and playing music he really wanted to play. That rebellion paid off. Now 30 and living in Regina, Scott Benson and his band are gaining momentum. They were recently nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for instrumental recording of the year, up against Albertans Jim McLennan and The Ramblin’ Ambassadors, and B.C.’s The Rakish Angles and The Fretless (who won the award at the WCMA’s in Regina on Sept. 30). “(It’s a) dream come true. There’s

so many great artists in Western Canada and it’s just an honour to be mentioned in the same bunch as those guys,” he says. Benson doesn’t sing, so naturally he gravitated to the instrumental. With the exception of a couple of tracks featuring hip-hop vocals, the band’s self-titled debut is entirely instrumental. The violin-based, piano-tinged rock music is all about dynamics, he says. “I’d say we’re a really dynamic band so we’ve got a pretty piano line that goes into a full-out rock with

electric guitar and huge drums and electric violin and stuff like that, so I think it’s just those dynamics that hold people’s attention and stuff ’s always changing like that,” says Benson, who admits writing music without lyrics can be difficult at times. “With lyrics, you can kind of change things up by changing your lyrics, and with instrumental music you’ve got to write melodies that are catchy enough to keep people’s attention without having those lyrics to hold their attention.” Channelling his influences of

Evanescence, Linkin Park and Ashley MacIsaac, Benson and pianist Jared Robinson started writing music together about three years ago. When they had more opportunities to play live shows, they needed to expand from being “really just a studio band.” That’s when bassist Cameron Church, drummer Jared Dormer and guitarist Cade Anderson joined in. “This album is really a collaborative effort between all the guys in the band. We all kind of wrote our parts for our instruments,” says Benson, a web designer by day.


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A bicycle built for cool By Andrew Matte With the help of a friend, Dave Kapp built a funky, old-school bicycle using salvaged parts. After the discovery of a junked, damaged frame that included little more than a rear tire, Kapp set to work creating his masterpiece, which he rides downtown to work most days. He calls it an “old banana bike sort of thing.”

Q: How did this project get started? A: Me and a friend of mine went for a trip out into the country. And this is one of the things that we found. It was chopped up and we brought it back to Regina. Me and my friend Real sometimes head out of the country looking for old bike parts. Q: What was the frame’s condition when you found it? A: It looked like a guy had tried to restore it but didn’t do a good job so he left it. So the bike just sat there. One of the sections of the frame had been cut off. Q: How did the bike’s restoration begin? A: We were headed back into town and we spotted this discarded 10-speed in one of those old blue recycling bins. And there was a piece of pipe that might be about the same size (to replace the removed section of frame). I just wanted to put something together than was cool and fun to ride. Q: How did you find parts for it? A: I used different parts. I got a couple of parts from a friend in the States. I got a couple of parts from Dutch Cycle. Other parts are from bikes I found. All the parts are parts that fit. They are all real bike parts. The handlebars have points on the end. A friend of mine made the points out of aluminum on his lathe. I think they’re an after-market thing. I actually don’t remember where I got the handlebars. The brakes came from a junk box at Dutch Cycle. I had to find the right kind of brakes that

fit in the little loop that are on the handlebars.

Q: Where did the tires come from? A: The back wheel was attached to the frame when I got it. And the front wheel came from Dutch Cycle. The whitewall tires are kind of hard to find. I ordered them from a place in the States. It’s easy to find Low Rider whitewall tires, which are narrower. But to find these tires, which are wider, a muscle-car kind of tire, are hard to find. Q: Other than the rear wheel, what else was attached to the frame? A: It came with the shifter too. So it’s a three speed. Q: Where did the seat come from? A: A buddy of mine gave me the seat. He got it for another project that didn’t work out. Q: What’s it worth? A: It’s not worth that much. It might be worth a couple of hundred bucks, Q: How does she ride? A: Pretty nice!

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Dave Kapp with his ‘old banana bike sort of thing’ in Regina. qc photos by BRYAN SCHLOSSER


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SPOKEN WORD POETRY

Poets laud power of the spoken word

Saskatoon slam poetry team members Simon Wourms, Shanda Stefanson, Isaac Bond, Khodi Dill and Brent Chappell. QC PHOTO BY GREG PENDER

By Ashley Martin Leslie Cochrane is the sacrificial poet at Word Up Wednesday. He’s not there to perform but to warm up the stage before the poetry slam begins. If the audience doesn’t get its sacrifice, it calls for blood — just one of

the many odd traditions of a poetry slam. Midway through his poem, Cochrane forgets a line, but the two dozen people in the audience spur him on, snapping their fingers in encouragement. There’s no booing at a slam, unless it’s directed at the judges for giving a poet a too-low score.

Judges are randomly selected audience members. At the end of each poem, they hold up an erasable whiteboard on which they’ve marked a score from 1 to 10 — “one being the worst God-awful thing you’ve ever heard, 10 being mind-blowing,” explains slam host Shayna Stock. If their scores are too low, the vocal

audience members shout “higher, higher.” Tonight, anything lower than a nine is generally deemed not high enough. The guest stars of this early fall slam at Regina’s Creative City Centre are the five members of Saskatoon’s slam team. That city’s spoken word poetry scene is five years in

the making compared to Regina’s one, and nothing about these poets is amateurish. It’s like all five of them were born with a clever gene and left the womb reciting beautiful rhymes. Of course that’s not the case: Brent Chappell, for example, only started writing poetry last year. Continued on Page 13


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Lots of people who come to our show just want to come for a beer and don’t think they’re going to like poetry and end up coming back every single week. — Charles Hamilton

Speaking of Chappell, when one of his poems goes over the three-minute time limit, resulting in a penalty on his score, it incites another quirky slam custom. In unison, the audience shouts at the judges, “You rat bastard, you’re ruining it for everyone, but it was well worth it.” The performances are chilling, uplifting and sometimes laugh-inducing — like Simon Wourms’ musical poem about “a few of the things that I hate,” sung to the tune of “My Favourite Things.” Spoken word poetry has been called Canada’s fastest-growing art form. In Saskatoon, Tonight It’s Poetry draws more than 100 people to Lydia’s Pub each week. Because of Saskatoon’s reputation, the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) is being held in that city beginning Oct. 8 and will host more than 150 poets from 22 cities across Canada. ■ ■ ■ ■ Regina’s Word Up Wednesday is a year old this month. Shayna Stock, an Ontario transplant, has hosted the event from the beginning. She’s been captivated by spoken word since she first came across it in Toronto five years ago. “I think just the simplicity of one human on a

stage with a mic is really powerful. I think people have a hunger for the types of insights and wisdom that poetry can offer,” says Stock, one of five members of Regina’s first-ever slam team. While poetry can be dry on a page, its rhythm comes to life in a performance. It’s a little like hip hop, except spoken word poetry has no beats behind it and is less focused on rhyming. “Basically it’s a revival of the beat generation, Jack Kerouac and those guys,” says Charles Hamilton, a Saskatoon slam poet, organizer of the CFSW, host of Tonight It’s Poetry, and Saskatoon StarPhoenix reporter. Hamilton discovered spoken word poetry at the Ness Creek music festival in 2006, when Vancouver spoken word band Tons of Fun University played. Before that, he’d written off poetry: “I always found it was kind of boring and wasn’t really that engaging.” He says slams have converted a lot of skeptics into poetry lovers. “Lots of people who come to our show just want to come for a beer and don’t think they’re going to like poetry and end up coming back every single week,” says Hamilton.

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I have a fondness for art that’s accessible to ordinary people, that’s not so complex and esoteric that you’d have to take a class in the poem to be able to understand it. — Brent Chappell

He believes the art form’s honesty is what draws them in. “It seems like people are telling the truth up on stage. I think people like to hear stories and they like to be spoken to,” he says. Like Stock, he believes poetry is meant to be spoken. “Poetry was originally a spoken art and you’d sit around the campfire and people would tell you poems as opposed to you sitting and having the solitary experience of reading them yourself,” says Hamilton. “I think people often found they couldn’t connect to poetry, that it was this thing that was studied in universities or in textbooks or whatever, but spoken word is trying to bring it back to the people.” That’s exactly what Brent Chappell likes about it. “I have a fondness for art that’s accessible to ordinary people, that’s not so complex and esoteric that you’d have to take a class in the poem to be able to understand it,” says Chappell. “Ordinary people can come and listen to it and take something away from it.” ■ ■ ■ ■ Poetry slams are not like a poetry reading. They’re more boisterous and much more involved than passive listening. “You’re allowed to laugh, you’re allowed to snap your fingers if you think that’s a beautiful line, you’re allowed to be engaged with the poem more than I think people realized you could be with poetry. You’re allowed to have a visceral reaction to the piece as it’s going on as opposed to having to sit there completely quiet and show no emotion while it’s going on,” says Hamilton. The audience is heavily involved and is integral to a successful slam — it’s a supportive audience that makes it possible for a poet to get up on stage in the first place. “I think most of the poets would tell you, it is not easy to get up onstage in front of people and do a poem,” says Chappell. But with audience support, Hamilton says, “It’s amazing what people get up on stage and tell you if you put a microphone in front of them

Simon Wourms takes part in a poetry slam held at the Creative City Centre in Regina. QC Photo by Troy Fleece

and encourage them to do it and give them a little bit of confidence. “They eventually come out of their shell and in front of 100 people say the most intimate details about their lives and it’s some of the most beautiful poetry around.” ■ ■ ■ ■ When you’re bearing your soul to a room full of people you may not even know, it stands to reason that poetry slams are an agent for connecting with others. For Zane Guidry, it’s a form of therapy and helping others. The 23-year-old member of the Regina slam team, who will be performing in the CFSW’s youth showcase, writes about her life experiences:

her family, her race, her sexuality. “I do it to help people, to touch people, to give people another way of thinking,” Guidry explains. Once, her friends’ siblings were struggling with being gay, and one of Guidry’s poems about being a lesbian helped them. “They were dealing with possibly committing suicide and they heard (the poem) and they were like, ‘My life is really precious,’ so they didn’t do it,” she recounts. Spoken word poetry offers a platform for people who need to speak their mind but are neglected by society, Guidry says. “Being able to say what you need to say without any kind of judgment.” For Hamilton, poetry is also a way of drawing similarities between peo-

ple: “People often think that you’re just a special little snowflake but you’re not. Everyone thinks about those kinds of neurotic things, everyone has intimate details to share and people love hearing about them because they can feel some connection with that and there’s no artifice to it.” Chappell, a radiologist, wrote a moving piece about balancing his doctor-self and his compassionate side when he’s dealing with a patient who is dying. During a past performance, some health-care workers in the audience approached him and told him it resonated with them. “It feels good to touch somebody and have a little moment of connection between people,” says Chappell.

■ ■ ■ ■ Spoken word poets tend to be of a younger ilk. It’s a rising trend among teenagers, and many poets are in their 20s and 30s. Chappell is in a class of his own. He started writing poetry last year at age 53. His daughter Adrian is good friends with Hamilton, and she encouraged her father to come out to a slam. He was hooked. “I kind of feel like whatever creative side I had was dormant, squished into the back of my brain by all the years I spent studying science kind of stuff. I felt like there was that side of life I wasn’t experiencing in terms of doing something creative.”


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The welcoming poetry scene made it easy for Chappell to try his hand at poetry: “It’s mostly a young crowd and I was surprised how welcoming they were of me, some old guy kind of crashing their scene. But just anybody is welcome.” ■ ■ ■ ■ The CFSW begins in Saskatoon on Monday, Oct. 8. More than 100 events are scheduled at

Lydia’s throughout the week, while semifinals and finals take place at the Broadway Theatre and the Roxy Theatre. A pass for the week costs $70. The festival wraps up on Saturday, Oct. 13. Word Up Wednesday happens monthly at Regina’s Creative City Centre. After the slam, there is an open mic. Stock encourages new poets to attend and is looking for volunteers to help her organize the event. Tonight It’s Poetry happens weekly on Sundays at Lydia’s Pub in Saskatoon.

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The Western Canadian Music Awards ceremony was held Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Casino Regina Show Lounge, following the threeday BreakOut West music festival and conference. Hosted by CBC Radio’s Grant Lawrence, the show featured performances by three Saskatchewan artists: The Northern Pikes, Jason Plumb and Rah Rah. The biggest winner of the night was Dan Mangan, who won three awards. 1. Vince Fontaine and Pamela Davis. 2. Amy West, Jeremy Olson, Eoin Hickey-Cameron and Nick Bernal. 3. Awet Mehari, Mikal “Mikz” Gonzales and Kyriel “Pimpton” Roberts. 4. Allegra Young and Chris Brandt. 5. Dan Crozier, Marshall Burns, and Evan Middleton. 6. Jill Barber and Quinn Best. 7. Joel Lavoie, Mireille Moquin and Dan Churchill. 8. Joelle May and Johnny Marlow. 9. A man’s jacket bears the image of a gramophone.

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Jacquie Moore

The Saskatchewan Secret: Folk Healers, Diviners, and Mystics of the Prairies Being a homegrown prairie girl, I have long held the belief that this wide open and surreal space called Saskatchewan cultivates some unique and extraordinary people. For years, I have been intrigued with stories of Saskatchewan folk medicine. I’m all ears when someone mentions an elderly healer at Whitefox who, with one treatment, relieved a farmer’s lifelong limp. And I’m all questions when so-and-so says their terminally ill cousin was miraculously cured by “a little old lady who lives by a lake near Debden … or was it Leoville?” There is a fable-like quality to these stories; the amazing anecdotes come through second- or third-hand sources and the cures are inexplicable. Word of mouth is usually the only channel to learn of these healers, but it’s an age-old, ef-

fective method of separating the wheat from the chaff. Through the grapevine of those cured from cancer, MS, debilitating pain and other chronic conditions, I came to hear of certain rare and gifted healers. The Saskatchewan Secret chronicles my journey as I headed out into the villages, the forests, and the suburbs to encounter 13 specific individuals. These were people with one foot in a different realm. They were highly intuitive, informed by other elements. Some were of a certain culture and their healing knowledge had been passed down through special genetic memory. Others were born with a gift for ‘seeing’ or ‘feeling.’ Still others were accessing a power much greater than one person alone. These were people who

did not choose to be healers; rather, their gift chose them. Myself, I’m excited about the fact that there are things out there we cannot explain. I’m inspired by the untapped potential within us. And I’m heartened that there are good people living among us, quietly and modestly helping others in need. This book is a homage to those healers, and an offering to share in the wisdom they have gathered about the natural world and our place in it. The Saskatchewan Secret: Folk Healers, Diviners, and Mystics of the Prairies is available at the MacKenzie Art Gallery Shop and Aware House Books in Regina. To order a signed copy online, please go to www.folkhealers.ca

Saskatchewan author Jacquie Moore

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Get your tickets today for an unforgettable night at the MacKenzie to raise money in support of creative experiences for families and youth. Bring out your inner geek, this year’s party will be inspired by the upcoming Big Bang Theory exhibition. Featuring fantastic raffle prizes, a silent auction, and the most exciting part of the night, the live art auction with work by 15 prominent Canadian artists!

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WHAT? The Good Earth Family Garden, located in Pleasant Hill in Saskatoon. The garden is supported by the Open Door Society. About 90 per cent of the gardeners are clients of the Saskatoon Open Door Society and are new immigrants or refugees, including a large number of Karen people.

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WHO? Salim Sikder, a newcomer to Saskatoon from Bangladesh, and Heather Hallgrimson, an employee of the Saskatoon Open Door Society.

WHY? “It is fun. After work, nothing to do and no relatives here also. Why not start to do some fresh vegetables like that? I produced this year lots of tomatoes. This field is really good. It just takes a short time to produce this stuff, all of the tomatoes, pumpkin, cucumber,” said Sikder.

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For week of Sept. 30, 2012 By Holiday Mathis Prepare for a complete change of scenery. Venus enters Virgo on Tuesday and promptly opposes her dreamy higher octave, Neptune, on Wednesday. Thursday brings Jupiter’s retrograde, a transit that will alter our concept of good fortune through Jan. 30, 2013. Then on Friday, both Mercury and Saturn enter Scorpio. Stay flexible and remind yourself often that change is natural and necessary and can sometimes be fun, too. ARIES (March 21-April 19).

You strive for just the right amount of contact and non-contact with others. It’s even more important to maintain boundaries with those you like a great deal than it is with others. With people you like, it’s easy to get too enmeshed and ruin the whole dynamic with overfamiliarity. TAURUS (April 20-May 20).

Your relationships are inter-

twined. Your friends know each other and there’s almost nothing you can do in one relationship that won’t somehow affect the other relationships. Because of this, you’ll want to be extremely careful with your social communication and choices. What you do can lift or deflate an entire group. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If

you’ve ever created a grocery list only to realize at the store that you left it at home, you know the truth of this: The action of writing focuses your thoughts, regardless of how you use the list. You’ll apply this concept to life. Writing your wishes when the moon is in your sign on the 4th and 5th will bring a magical result.

CANCER (June 22-July 22).

You respect other people’s time and expect the same courtesy. Keep in mind that others have different values

and boundaries in this regard. They likely won’t even realize when they’ve violated your rules or crossed your invisible lines. Finding a nice way to point this out will make you a powerful leader. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).

Though the years have brought you experience, success and also heartbreak, you have managed to remain innocent in many ways. Another person loves that about you and will make efforts to be around you more often in the future. Believing in the goodness of people helps that goodness emerge. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).

People like to delight, scare or punish themselves with thoughts on what might have happened. You will be in far too practical a mood this week to indulge in such nonsense. There is only what happened and what didn’t happen. Speculation is a waste of time. You set your intentions and you go for it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).

You’re as entitled to your preferences as anyone else. However, you would never be so cruel as to exclude or ridicule someone just because that person is not your cup of tea. You could be a hero in someone’s life this week because you go out of your way to make sure this person is protected and accepted. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).

It’s easy to forget the basic tenet of success: First and foremost, you have to want to succeed. In the early week, you will work out the details of why you want to experience a positive change. You’ll start to picture your new situation and move toward it. By Thursday, you’ll be altering your plan for optimum effectiveness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). Whether judging a

melon, a potential employee or a future marriage partner, your process will be the same. You’ll pose questions,

silently or aloud, and rely on your senses for the answers. Apply all of your faculties at once and you’ll find the truth. Using your senses in isolation leads to a faulty conclusion. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).

Approach your work with the idea that you will continue to deliver the same thing indefinitely. The right attitude for a job is the one you can maintain long term. Do not go into a situation thinking, “I can do anything for a short while.” If you’re opposed to a task, don’t do it even once. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).

You respect people’s space, but do you respect your own? This week you’ll have to protect and guard it proactively. Knowing what you’re saying yes to will allow you to easily say no to intruders who could potentially waste your time and clutter your space with unnecessary distractions. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).

If you really want to go there,

but a road from here to there does not exist, make one. Keep track of where you are every step of the way because it will serve as a map for your future travels. You’ll want to remember what didn’t work and strike it from your next journey. THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS:

“Brains over brawn” is a recurring theme for you this year as you think your way into and out of interesting situations. Amazingly, you will remove obstacles regardless of whether you have the money or authority to do so. October brings the manifestation of something you imagined. November features a cheering section. Someone makes a romantic promise. You’ll celebrate family at the end of the year. A February trade will favourably alter your living arrangement. 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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Each week QC gathers advice from parents to share with other moms and dads. This week we asked:

What’s the most extravagant item your baby has (or had)? “I can’t think of anything over the stop or extravagant that the kids had as babies. At four and five, they each have their own computer in their bedrooms, but that’s probably not considered an extravagance any more!” — Carla Contreras “Well my daughter definitely has a large Monster High Dolls collection and she’s only 10 months! I justify it that she will play with them when she’s older.” — Alysia Czmuchalek

“An Exersaucer.” — Talena Lee Klypak “We bought a $300 Tripp Trapp high chair, got sucked in by the design and the concept that they could eat right at the table with us. I paid more for it than I did for their car seats, which shows you my skewed priorities. I don’t think that the ability to eat at the table made up for all the food we’ve had to pick up off the floor, which the tray of a cheaper high chair would have caught.” — Noelle Chorney

“I don’t think I ever really had anything extravagant for my boys when they were babies. My ‘extravagant’ purchase was matching Tommy Hilfiger outfits that were about $75 each. Now that they’re toddlers, I’m sure many people would argue they have a few extravagant things with the most ‘extravagant’ being an iPad.” — Michelle Grodecki “We tried to keep our kids grounded without all the fancy schmancy new gadgets out there. Growing up was a lot easier than it is now that they are grown up. The most extravagant item today is a car.” — Judy S. “My kids don’t have a lot of extravagant items but I would say their John Deere Gator is probably the most extravagant item they have. They use it all of the time and it keeps me in shape because I have to jog to keep up.” — Nikki Melnyk “A stay-at-home mommy. In today’s society, it’s a really difficult thing to do and if you think about the money and personal time you give up to do it, it is pretty extravagant (but they are more than worth it!)” — Kristin Olson Amundson REG46404220_1_2

“I would say a pair of Geox runners or the stroller when she was little.” — Amanda Price “My daughter used to get a lot of Vexxy and Iron Fist clothing before Ironfist created a children’s line, but as she got older she leaned away from designer clothes to more of a punk style. I’d say the most extravagant thing she has now is her Skylanders video game. My son is only five months old now so he hasn’t gotten much yet.” — Amanda Victoria “D&G baby shoes which she wore twice.” — Adrienne Stone


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Thursd ay, O c t . 4 Dr. Bird & Blue Beat McNally’s Tavern 2226 Dewdney Ave. Nova with B-Side Champions Creative City Centre 1843 Hamilton St. Diva’s Night Out featuring Kerri Senkow, Jenn Grant and Tracey Bell 7:30 p.m. Casino Regina Show Lounge, 1880 Sask Dr. Friday, O c t . 5 Sean Burns Band McNally’s Tavern 2226 Dewdney Ave. Sophia Perlman Quartet 8 p.m., Le Bistro, Carrefour des Plaines, 3850 Hillsdale St. Satu rd ay, O c t . 6 Dan Hill Casino Regina Show Lounge, 1880 Sask Dr. The Bystanders CD Release Party The Artesian 2627 13th Ave. Sean Burns Band McNally’s Tavern 2226 Dewdney Ave. Cuff the Duke The Exchange 2431 8th Ave. The Pack A.D. O’Hanlon’s 1947 Scarth St. Meaghan Smith with the Regina Symphony Orchestra Conexus Arts Centre 200 Lakeshore Dr.

What you need to know to plan your week. Send events to qc@leaderpost.com

Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler Brandt Centre Evraz Place

Women’s soccer U of R Cougars vs. Fraser Valley, Saturday, Oct. 6, noon, U of R Field

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Women’s soccer U of R Cougars vs. Victoria, Sunday, Oct. 7, noon U of R Field

JD Edwards The Artful Dodger 1631 11th Ave.

West Meadows Raceway live harness racing Sunday, Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m. Pinkie Road, one mile north of the Trans-Canada Highway

Tu esday, O c t . 9 Tuesday Night Troubador jam night Every Tuesday, 8 p.m. Bocados, 2037 Park St. Wedn esday, O c t . 1 0 Wednesday Night Folk: Kathy Stochmal & Friends Bushwakker 2206 Dewdney Ave. Jam Night Every Wednesday McNally’s Tavern 2226 Dewdney Ave. Jeffery Michael Straker’s CD Release party The Artful Dodger 1631 11th Ave.

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Magnetic Fields: Art by Marie Lannoo Until Oct. 6 Art Gallery of Regina Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone Rachelle Kearns Until Oct. 6 Assiniboia Gallery, 2266 Smith St. Jane Evans: Fresh Prospects Until Oct. 13 McIntyre Gallery 2347 McIntyre St. Joe Fafard: Fresh Evidence Until Oct. 14 Joel Fafard Gallery,

Longtime performing artist Bob Dylan will perform Oct. 6 at the Brandt Centre. File Photo 631 College Ave. Ruins to Renaissance: The Rise of the MacKenzie Bequest Until Oct. 14 MacKenzie Art Gallery 3475 Albert St. Twenty Paintings: Sean William Randall Until Oct. 19 Nouveau Gallery 2146 Albert St.

Holly Fay: Systems Oct. 10 to Nov. 24 Art Gallery of Regina Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone Mindfulness and the Creative Spirit Until Jan. 6 MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert St. Inuit Sculpture Until Feb. 17 MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert St.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Diva’s Night Out Thursday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Casino Regina Show Lounge, 1800 Sask Dr. Men’s basketball U of R Cougars vs. Lakeland College Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. U of R Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport

NG30 Until Oct. 19 Neutral Ground, 1856 Scarth St., second floor

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Daryl Vocat: The Secret of the Midnight Shadow Until Oct. 25 Dunlop Gallery, Sherwood Village Library, 6121 Rochdale Blvd.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Regina Little Theatre Wednesday, Oct. 3-Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Regina Performing Arts Centre, 1077 Angus St.

Jennifer Wanner: Immuto Until Nov. 10 Dunlop Gallery, Central Library, 2311 12th Ave.

Twelfth Night, presented by Do It With Class Thursday, Oct. 4-Saturday, Oct. 6 Conexus Arts Centre 200 Lakeshore Dr.

Sylvia Browne: Psychic and spiritual teacher Friday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Casino Regina Show Lounge, 1800 Sask Dr.

Billy Bishop Goes to War Oct. 10-Oct. 28 Globe Theatre 1801 Scarth St.

Regina Farmers’ Market Saturday, Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. City Square Plaza

Carl Beam Until Nov. 18 MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert St.

T H E AT R E

Men’s volleyball U of R Cougars Invitational Friday, Oct. 5 to Sunday, Oct. 7 U of R Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport Regina Pats vs. Red Deer Rebels Friday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Brandt Centre

Edmonton Wildcats vs. Regina Thunder Sunday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m. Mosaic Stadium Inner Peace Movement presentation by Judy Guido and Philip Ponchet Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sandman Hotel, 1800 Victoria Ave. E. Regina Pats vs. Portland Winterhawks Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Brandt Centre Regina Farmers’ Market Wednesday, Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. City Square Plaza

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COMEDY

Weird Al Yankovic Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m. Casino Regina Show Lounge, 1880 Sask Dr.

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Butter Comedy When Laura Pickler’s husband, 15-time winner of the town’s butter carving competition, wants to step down, she takes it upon herself to win the

championship title. Frankenweenie Comedy When Victor Frankenstein’s beloved dog Sparky dies unexpectedly, he turns to science to bring his friend back to life. When the reanimated Sparky escapes to wreak havoc on the town, Victor must find his pet and bring him home. Directed by Tim Burton. Sinister Thriller A crime novelist tries to solve a murder by watching home videos for clues. Taken 2 Thriller Former CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage in Istanbul. Galaxy Cinemas 420 McCarthy Blvd. N. Call 522-9098 for movies and times Cineplex Odeon Southland Mall Cinemas 3025 Gordon Rd. Call 585-3383 for movies and times --Regina Public Library Theatre 2311 12th Ave. Call 777-6104 for movies and times Kramer Imax 2903 Powerhouse Dr. Call 522-4629 for movies and times Rainbow Cinemas Golden Mile Shopping Centre, 3806 Albert St. Call 359-5250 for movies and times Paradise Cinemas 1011 Devonshire Dr. N. Call 522-7888 for movies and times


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Controversy brews amidst new alehouse opening By Jenn Sharp Controversy has been brewing in Saskatoon over a new alehouse that opened recently in the city’s downtown core. On Sept. 17 The Woods Alehouse welcomed its first customers. In so doing, the establishment also alienated several pubs serving The Woods’ namesake beer, Paddock Wood. In a move questioned by many, the owners of these establishments decided to stop carrying Paddock Wood products, saying they would not support their competition. The uproar on Facebook and Twitter has been palpable, with most denouncing the Paddock Wood boycott. It’s one thing when a large franchise with oodles of corporate backing moves into the neighbourhood (remember the uproar when Starbucks opened on Broadway?). It’s completely another when a local business owner sets up shop and is not supported by the business community. But what if that business owner went about setting up his shop in less than exemplary ways? That’s what Winston’s Chris Beavis claims. He says his relationship with Paddock Wood has changed since the brewery became the competition. “We were not informed in a very respectful manner about their plans to open their own place,” Beavis said after finding out about The Woods on Twitter. “That being said, we are all local businesses and are in healthy competition with one another. After all competition is always there but at the end of the day we all have to take care of our own businesses and pay the bills.” He adds Winston’s management didn’t feel obliged to continue to carry Paddock Wood beer as there are many other exciting products to serve patrons. Another pub that has boycotted Paddock Wood beer posted a statement on its Facebook page saying “(Paddock Wood) went from our distributor to our competition.” (Like most stories, there’s more

Pouring a Paddock Wood pint at The Woods Alehouse. QC photo by Andrew Spearin

to this one than meets the eye but I won’t get into all the dirty details in this column.) “We’re a totally different venue. I don’t think it’s a competition,” explains The Woods owner Stephen Cavan. “There’s lots of room in the city for something different.” And The Woods is different than anything else in downtown Saskatoon right now. Part beer bistro, part acoustic nightclub, it’s destined to be the new weekend hot spot. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the service but hopefully that’s a hiccup that will be taken care of soon. Local acts are invited to play, but nothing too loud. The decor is warm and welcoming.

Rich brown walls, big comfy couches and smaller tables fill the space. An unpretentious curtain and mic, flagged by a blackboard listing the upcoming musical acts, are centrally located. The ceiling and kitschy touches of carnations on the table give the place a decidedly retro feel. Expect to see a long lineup of quality craft beers at The Woods this month and a grand opening celebration. Many items on the menu are made with Paddock Wood beer. The menu is not your typical pub fare either. There’s a cheese and beer pairing plate and even beer brulee for dessert. For lunch, I tried the Stilton pecan

salad with the soup of the day — a thick tomato and fresh basil. The service was attentive and the food delicious. Next time I’ll try the Paddock Wood Pale Ale and four cheese fondue, or the duck confit mac n’ cheese. Yes, The Woods is popular and will remain so, as long as the service and food can impress. That doesn’t mean business will slow down at Saskatoon’s other downtown pubs. There’s plenty to go around for everyone. The decision to stop carrying Paddock Wood beer doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Isn’t this driving more business to the so-called competition? Paddock Wood is not the first brewery to open a taphouse and it won’t be

the last. It’s a natural extension for a brewery owner to move into the pub market. Millstreet did it in Toronto and Big Rock did it in Calgary. And guess what? All the neighbourhood pubs are still carrying Millstreet and Big Rock beer. The Woods isn’t the only place pairing beer with food — Regina’s Beer Bros. Gastropub and Deli has been doing it since 2008 to rave reviews. Executive chef Malcolm Craig knows comfort food and he knows his beer. And you can even get a pint of Paddock Wood. The Woods is located at 148 2nd Ave. N., while Beer Bros. can be found at 1821 Scarth St.


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Viognier transports connoisseurs to France By James Romanow If you visit the south of France, you will inevitably stop at a cafe and have an inexpensive glass of white wine that will blow your socks right out your sandal toes. You will then spend hours fruitlessly combing Canada for a similar bottle. The table whites of the region are usually blends, sometimes field blends, which is to say the varietals are mixed promiscuously in the field and during the harvest. They’re inexpensive, sold in bulk and seldom exported. The core of these wines is Viognier and Grenache Blanc. Until recently neither grape was much to be seen on this continent. Wolftrap White, a South African wine has recently washed ashore here and clearly is inspired by an afternoon of carafes in the shade of some nameless cafe in the middle of the Rhone.

It’s a blend of Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Grenache Blanc. The Chenin Blanc is not traditionally a Rhone varietal, but it’s widely grown in South Africa and provides an aromatic lift to the not terribly intense Viognier nose, crisp acidity, and also keeps the price of this wine reasonable. The bouquet is slightly spicy with some herbs, flowers and fruit. The palate is dry and integrated with peach flavour, good acidity and a mildly astringent finish. This is a great wine for pretty much any food; it goes with salad, shrimp or fish. It’s also wonderful to enjoy on the deck watching the summer end. It’s a deal and should be on wine lists all over town. By the way, if you ever see a Chateau Grillet on a restaurant list buy it, especially if it’s about 10 years old. It is the ultimate expression of Viognier. The Wolftrap, South Africa, 2011. $13.20 **** More whites on Twitter @drbooze.

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