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Editor’s Note


With the arrival of summer, people are on the move and visitors from all-over are looking to spend some time in and around the notoriously friendly city.


Don’t forget to drop by and say hi to Moose Jaw’s worldfamous mascot “Mac the Moose.” Of course, some popular draws like the Tunnels, Casino Moose Jaw, Temple Gardens Mineral Pool and the first-class Sahara Spa are on the to-do list, but there’s more to explore! With that in mind, we at the Moose Jaw Express do our best to offer you some ideas that might be of interest to explore in town or around the region, and in every price range. And if this is your home, you probably already know that there’s more to do and see than time allows. Although many of the options for outings each year never change, we present them in a new format that you might see with fresh eyes…something to do to inspire you in your interests. And we don’t stop there; we do more investigative exploring looking for innovative and fashionable outings to take you beyond expected borders so that you can embrace them, too. Now that you are armed with a little knowledge on where to go and what to do after reading the magazine, it won’t be long before you’re well on your way to venturing out. As well as the great things to see and do around town, you will certainly cross paths with the best asset Moose Jaw has to offer, the friendly folk who make Moose Jaw their home. Although you may want your visit to Moose Jaw to be a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience, the wonderful memories you will have made here alongthe-way will inspire you to come back again and again! Joan Ritchie









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What’s inside?

3. Editor’s Note 4. What’s Inside? 5. Visitor’s Information 6. Service Clubs 7. Moose Jaw’s Clubs Dedicated to Serving Veterans GETTING TO KNOW MOOSE JAW EVENTS | DINING | SHOPPING | ACCOMMODATION | MAPS 8. The Salvation Army in Moose Jaw SERVICE | REAL ESTATE | AUTOMOTIVE | EVERYTHING MOOSE JAW 9. From the Mayor’s Desk: Message from Mayor Tolmie PEOPLE’S CHOICE 10. Moose Jaw’s Significant Historic Buildings 11. Moose Jaw Downtown Murals 12. Hit the Trails All Year Long 13. Mac the Moose Helped to Build City’s Tourism 14. Big Names From Moose Jaw TH 15. Moose Jaw Cemetery: Home to Some of City’s Colourful History 16. Wakamow Valley: The Great Outdoors Minutes Away From Downtown MOOSE JAW • SASKATCHEWAN 17. Great Camping Options in Moose Jaw and Area 18. Liquor Retailers Offering More Selection 19. Province’s Craft Alcohol Scene Continues to Grow 20. Public Patios to Chill On 21. Parks for Dogs, Bikes and Skateboards A Hub of Activity at the Moose Jaw Public Library for Kids of All Ages 23. Get Outside This Summer: Pools, Spray Parks, and Playgrounds RY MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT TA EN 24. Antique Treasures Abound in Moose Jaw Shops IM PL M CO 26. Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery A Cornerstone of the Local Arts Scene 28. Homegrown Farmers’ Market Growing Each Year 29. Gord Johnson Tours WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND TOWN? 30. Washboard Union Joining PBR Rodeo at Mosaic Place on June 8 31. Festival of Words 32. Sidewalk Days: Moose Jaw’s Beloved Street Festival 33. Vintage Car Enthusiasts Rev-Up For Car Shows 34. Art in the Park 36. Eyes on Sky For Snowbirds’ Shows 38/39. 2019 Marks Eight Years of Military Pilots Training in Moose Jaw 40. Canada Day in Moose Jaw 41. Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Center 43. The MJ Exhibition Grounds Home to Livestock Shows, Events & Burrowing Owl Centre 44. Local Elks Lodge to Host 90th Annual Provincial Convention 45. WDM Exhibition Showcases Diefenbaker’s Commitment to Human Rights and Equality SPORT’S SCENE 48. Get Active at YaraCentre 50. Moose Jaw Trap and Skeet Club 52. Saskatchewan Roughriders Gearing Up For New Season After Off-Field Changes 54. 2019 Moose Jaw Miller Express Regular Season Schedule 55. Miller Express Set For Another Season Of Western Canadian Baseball League Action 62. Warriors Looking to Build On Surprise Success From Last Season 64. If You Love The Game of Golf, You Are Going to Love Moose Jaw 65. Visit Willow Bunch For a Game of Golf, A Little History and Camping Sage View Golf Course With Spectacular Desert Vistas BEYOND BORDERS 70. Sukanen Village Museum Celebrates 50 Years of Operation 71. St. Victor Boogie Celebrating 40th Anniversary 72. Surprising Art Gallery Located in Southern Saskatchewan 73. Old Wives Lake Festival Focuses on Moosebank’s History 74. T. Rex Discovery Centre Offers a Look at Legendary Dinosaur Visit Free To Be Me Animal Sanctuary: Home to a Variety of Animals 75. Grasslands National Park Becomes More Visitor-Friendly Tours Offered to View Avonlea Badlands 77. Riverhurst Walleye Classic Displays the Beauty of Lake Diefenbaker

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Moose Jaw's climate is transitional between semi-arid and humid continental . Moose Jaw's winters can be long, cold and dry, and its summers can be very very warm and relatively wet. The coldest month is January with a mean temperature of -13.7°C ( 7 F), while the warmest is July, with a mean temperature of 19.4°C (67 F). The driest month is February, in which an average of 13mm (1/2 inch) of precipitation falls, while the wettest month is June, which brings an average of 60mm (2.36 inches). Annual average precipitation is a rather scant 365mm (14.25 inches).
















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People Helping People

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Many people in Moose Jaw belong to various service clubs and offer up their time to make Moose Jaw a great place to live. Consider joining one of the many clubs and get involved in your community.


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Beta Sigma Phi (306) 692 5947 Citizens All in Moose Jaw belong to various service clubs and offer up (306) 6066 Many people their 693 time to make Moose Jaw a great place to live. Consider joining one of the many clubs and Elks Lodge No. 7 (306) 692 7474 get involved in your community. Fraternal Order of Eagles (306) 693 1496 Moose ymmit@sasktel.net Army,Jaw Navy,Kinette & Air Force Club Veterans (306) 692 4412 Moose Club mjcollision@sasktel.net Beta Jaw Sigma Kinsmen Phi (306) 692 5947 Knights of Columbus (306) Citizens All (306) 693 692 6066 8911 Lions International (Early Bird) (306) Elks Lodge No. 7 (306) 692 694 7474 5951 Moose JawOrder Masonic Temple (306) Fraternal of Eagles (306) 693 692 1496 3924 Moose Jaw Shrine Club (306) 693 5788 Moose Jaw Kinette Club ymmit@sasktel.net The Moose Friendly City Club Optimist Club (306) 694 4121 Jaw Kinsmen mjcollision@sasktel.net Rotary Club of Moose Jaw portal.clubrunner.ca/1005 (306) 692 8911 Knights of Columbus LionsClub International (Early Bird) (306) 694 5951 Rotary of Moose Jaw Wakamow portal.clubrunner.ca/997 Moose Jaw Masonic Temple (306) 692 692 3924 5453 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 (306) Moose Jaw Shrine (306) 693 631 5788 0833 Moose Jaw TrapClub And Skeet Club (306) The Friendly City Optimist Club

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Moose Jaw clubs dedicated to serving veterans

If you are interested in supporting Moose Jaw’s veterans or are simply looking to socialize and have a fun evening, then you should visit the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 59, the Anavets Local No. 252, or the Eagles Club. Royal Canadian Legion Located at 268 High Street West, the legion is where you can mingle with members, listen to veterans’ stories, or come for the regular suppers. There are also trivia nights, trade fairs and karaoke singalongs. The legion’s main priorities focus on veterans’ care and support; promotion of remembrance; veterans’ advocacy; and community service to youths, seniors, citizenship development and Canadian unity. The organization’s Philip Heaton Hall is also available to rent. It can accommodate up to 220 people, is accessible for people with disabilities, has air conditioning and a full-equipped kitchen. For more information, call 306-692-5453 or visit the legion’s Facebook page. Anavets The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans offers crib, pool, shuffleboard, bingos, raffles, poker tournaments, paint night, dances and weekly meat draws. There are also suppers held throughout the month. The Anavets building, located on 279 High Street West, is a fun and comfortable place to be and ac-

cepts everyone in a friendly and inviting environment. Children are also welcomed. If you’re looking to join a group that supports veterans, or simply relax for the evening, the Anavets is where you should be. Call 306-692-4412 for more information. Eagles Club The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. The Eagles stands strong behind the men and women who serve and protect Canada. To show its gratitude, the organization created the Those Who Serve program, offering one complementary year of membership to active and retired law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, correctional officers, active military including reserves, volunteer firefighters and EMTs, and honorably discharged/retired/inactive military. The organization, located at 561 Home Street West, offers regular dances, suppers, pancakes breakfasts and fall suppers. Its hall is also available to rent. A membership for men is $40 and for women is $25. For more information, contact 306-693-1496, or visit www.foe.com. 113 High Street West Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1S5

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From the Mayor’s desk

Message from Mayor Tolmie On behalf of the citizens of Moose Jaw and members of City Council, I extend an invitation to you and your family to visit Canada's Most Notorious City - Moose Jaw! We're kicking summer off with our famous Sidewalk Days July 4-6 and the Saskatchewan Air show hosted by 15 Wing Moose Jaw July 6-7, 2019. We also have Park Art, Farmers' Markets, Casino, Tunnels, Murals, Museums and of course, the world's tallest moose, Mac! Whether you're here to shop along our beautiful historic downtown Main Street, relax at one of our unique spas, participate in our community events, or take a relaxing walk through one of our many parks, Moose Jaw has something for you! We also have many fine hotels, motels and restaurants that cater to the varied tastes of all our visitors. Come explore Canada's Most Notorious City - Moose Jaw!

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Moose Jaw’s Significant Historic Buildings

Moose Jaw is blessed to have an abundance of beautiful old heritage buildings. Visitors looking to learn more about the city’s colourful past should consider taking a walk through the city to view some of these buildings. The following list provides a makeshift walking tour. Main Street Buildings 1. Cornerstone Bar & Grill AKA The Maple Leaf Hotel – 8 Main St. North. Built 1899. 2. The Union Bank Wellington White Block – 37 Main St. North. Built in 1902. 3. Moose Jaw Cultural Centre – 217 Main St. North. Former Capitol 3 Theatre. Built 1916. 4. Moose Jaw City Hall – 228 Main St. North. Built 1911-1914. Previously used as post office. 5. Clothes Encounter – 237 Main St. North. Built 1919. Previously the Merchants Bank of Canada building. 6. The Bank of Nova Scotia – 303 Main St. North. Built 1912. 7. The Hammond Building – 310 Main St. North. Built 1912. 8. Grant Hall Hotel – 401 Main St. North. Built 1927. Meticulously restored and re-opened in 2013. 9. Zion United Church – 423 Main St. North. Built 1907.

Athabasca St. East. Built 1906. Land originally owned by Ethel Widmere Scott, the first white child born in Moose Jaw. Eventually sold to Dr. A.R. Turnbull, one of Moose Jaw’s first doctors. 5. The Moose Jaw Public Library – 461 Langdon Crescent. Built 1913. West of Main 1. Fit 4 Life – 303 High St. West. Built 1883. Former Chinese United Church building. The oldest recorded building in Moose Jaw. 2. Yvette Moore Gallery – 76 Fairford St. West. Built 1910. Former Land Titles Building. 3. Old Fire Hall – 136 Fairford St. W. Built 1908-1909. 4. Provincial Court House – 64 Ominica St. West. Built 1909. The oldest continuously functioning court house in Saskatchewan. Designated Provincial Heritage Property and National Historic Site of Canada. 5. Grayson House – Stadacona St. West. Built 19111912 by William Grayson, one of the city’s early lawyers. 6. Hopkin’s Dining Parlour – 65 Athabasca St. West. Built 1905. Built by Edward Nicholas Hopkins, one of Moose Jaw’s first residents.

East of Main 1. Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Station – 5 Manitoba St. East. Built 1920-22. 2. The Park Hotel AKA The Royal George Hotel – 28 Manitoba St. East. Built 1911. 3. St. Aidan Church – 124 First Ave. N.E. Formerly St. John’s Anglican Church. Built 1909-1910. 4. The Turnbull House AKA WJ Jones & Son – 106

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Hit the trails all year long

oval on River Drive in Wakamow Valley. The “green” trail is 1.75 km long and the “red” trail is 5Lumsden-Morse Constituency MLA km in length. Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry remains a vital force - driving growth, creating Of course, Crescent Park also has opportunity and boosting innovation in Saskatchewan and across Canada. well manicured paths perfect for a leisurely stroll. Meanwhile, over at Buffalo You will find Terra the Turtle as you Pound Provincial Park, you will The Trans Canada Trail winds its walk through Wakamow. find over 30 km of hiking and lumsdenmorse.mla@sasktel.net way through Moose Jaw. Looking for a fun way to experi- mountain biking tails. The trails ence the city and get some fresh have varied difficulty and slopes air at the same time? The City but there is something for everyof Moose Jaw has a number of one, regardless of age or experiexcellent trails that are perfect ence. Bike trails are maintained for hiking, running, and biking. by the Moose Jaw Pavers Road and Mountain Bike Club. Some trails surround the perimYou will definitely want to stop eter of the city, while others are by the Nicolle Flats Nature Area, located at nearby Buffalo Pound which features several different Provincial Park. Look for trail markers around the trails. By visiting this area you In total, there are over 40 kilomecity. tres of trails to enjoy. These trails can visit the buffalo pen, walk the boardwalk interpretive trail, include: Devonian Trail: 4.2 km trail (5th and even see the Nicolle homestead, an old stone house. This Ave S. E. & Fairford St. East) Rotary Trail: 32.3 km trail area is a great option for nature lovers or bird watchers! around Moose Jaw 10 km trail from Coteau St E. & During the winter months, you can also take advantage of 7 8th Ave. S.E. to Connor Park Wakamow Ecological Trail: 1 km of ungroomed cross country trails at Buffalo Pound. km trail (7th Ave. S.W.) There are also two cross-country There is definitely lots to see and do, so be sure to grab you gear Alongside scenic Spring Creek you ski trails that are maintained durwill find various exercise stations, to and head outdoors! ing the winter months. Access is provide an extra oomph to your fitlocated next to the speed skating ness regime.

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Mac the Moose helped to build city’s tourism industry

Mac the Moose made international headlines this past winter, as the city engaged in a heated debate with Norway over the title of “world’s largest moose.” After a much publicized “Moose Summit” and a major fundraising campaign, Mac is now poised to reclaim his rightful crown. But why were people so anxious to have Mac overtake his Norwegian cousin, Storelegen?

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First and foremost, it is a matter of pride. While attractions like the Tunnels of Moose Jaw and the spa draw thousands of tourists each year, Moose Jaw has not always been a tourist hotspot. In fact, Mac was one of the city’s first major forays into attracting tourists. Mac was the vision of the Boost the Moose Committee, led by Marge Gudmundson. Their vision was to build a large roadside attraction that would entice drivers on the Trans Canada Highway to stop and stay in Moose Jaw. The initial pitch for Mac was for “the biggest tourist attraction between here and Timbuktu.” The process required plenty of fundraisers and also included a contentious battle between the committee and the Chamber of Commerce. There was even another feud, this time between Mac and the city of Dryden, Ontario. Dryden is home to Max the Moose, which had been billed as the world’s largest moose since his creation in 1957. Even3/4/2019 2:50:08 PM tually, Dryden’s Mayor Tommy

Jones conceded defeat and declared that Max would instead be known as “the largest moose in Northern Ontario.” Mac was designed by Don Foulds, who also designed Ernie the turtle in Turtleford, SK and the Wally the woolly mammoth in Kyle. A naming contest was held and Mac was selected as the winning entry. Gudmundson said it is a “strong, masculine name.” It also honoured late alderman Les “Mac” MacKenzie. The winning entry was submitted by Harold Ward, who received a Via Rail trip as a prize. Mac’s ribbon cutting ceremony was held on May 23, 1984. He was moved to his current site in 2004. So, as Mac undergoes a facelift to once again become the “world’s largest moose,” remember that he has played a vital role in this city’s tourism industry. Moreover, thanks to his high-profile spat with Norway and the subsequent “Moose Truce,” Mac will likely continue to draw in tourists for years to come.









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Big Names from Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw has produced a number of well-known individuals over the years, from authors, to athletes, to politicians. There are too many to brag about, but of note are author Robert Currie, musician Megan Nash, athlete Clarke Gillies, broadcaster Art Linklater and politician Ross Thatcher.

Robert Currie Robert Currie taught English and creative writing for three decades in Moose Jaw, winning the Joseph Duffy Memorial Award for excellence in the teaching of language arts. In 1980 Currie won third place for poetry in the CBC National Literary Competition. He has won first place on four occasions in the Saskatchewan Writers Guild Literary Awards (thrice for poetry, once for children’s literature). One of his radio plays won the 1977 Ohio State Award for Radio Drama. In 1984 he was honoured by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild with a Founder’s Award, while in 2004 he received the Guild’s Volunteer Leadership Award. Robert Currie’s most recent publication, One-Way Ticket, was shortlisted for the poetry award at this year’s 2019 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Megan Nash Moose Jaw’s sweetheart, Megan Nash, was born in Mortlach, just west of Moose Jaw. She is a singer-songwriter whose first album — Song Harvest Volume One, in 2015 — was recorded live off the floor of a 100-year-old church where she

was able to let her song-writing skills come to life. The tracks were recorded with only guitar and vocals.

Nash was nominated for Songwriter of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2016. In 2018, she was nominated Breakout Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. Nash’s album Seeker was voted Best Album of 2018 by Prairie Dog newspaper readers. She was also nominated for a Juno Award in 2019. As still an up-and-comer in the music realm, there is no doubt that one day her name will headline throughout the country and beyond. Clarke Gillies Born in Moose Jaw, Clarke (Jethro) Gillies provided physical presence and offensive punch for the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders during their four-year run as Stanley Cup champions. In a career that spanned 958 games, Gillies notched 319 goals, 378 assists, and 1,023 penalty minutes. Gillies was a solid skater, possessed a great shot, passed the puck well, back-checked, and developed an uncommon hockey savvy through the championship years with the Islanders. Gillies was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002. Art Linkletter Art Linkletter was born in Moose Jaw as Arthur Gordon Kelley (or “Kelly”) in 1912. He was abandoned by his biological parents

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on the steps of a Baptist church and adopted by a family named Linkletter. His new father was an evangelist and moved the family to California. As an American radio and television personality, he was the host of House Party, which ran on CBS radio and television from 1945 to 1969, and People Are Funny, on NBC radio and TV from 1942 to 1960. One of Linkletter’s lasting legacies are the many lighthearted interview segments with children who appeared regularly on his daytime House Party program entitled Kids Say the Darndest Things. A best-selling series of books soon followed, which contained the humourous comments made on-air by these children. Ross Thatcher Ross Thatcher was a Moose Jawbased businessman who developed an interest in politics shortly after the birth of his son, Colin. He joined the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and was elected to Moose Jaw City Council on a labour-reform slate in 1942. In 1945, he was elected to Parliament representing Moose Jaw. Thatcher became the leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party in 1959 and led the party into the 1960 provincial election. In the 1964 provincial election, the Liberals won a narrow victory, ending 20 years of CCFNDP government. Ross Thatcher was the ninth premier of Saskatchewan. Thatcher’s government sold several crown corporations and declared the province “open for business” by encouraging private investment in the potash and other industries. In July 1971, weeks after his defeat in the provincial election, Thatcher died in his sleep, apparently the result of complications from diabetes and a heart condition.

Moose Jaw Cemetery

home to some of city’s colourful history

The restored grave stone of Tasinaskawin Brule, left, and the original stone, right, that has gone missing.

Moose Jaw is steeped in history with about 7,000 people buried in the oldest formal burying grounds in the city located on Ninth Ave. NE and Caribou St. E. The Moose Jaw Cemetery mainly stands out for a very specific reason and that’s because of its lack of segregation. Back in the early 1900s, different cemeteries allowed specific groups or people for burial. Since its establishment, this cemetery allowed almost all Moose Jaw residents, no matter what race, religion or economic background they came from, a person was able to buy a plot. Furthermore, the cemetery was not sectioned off according to those factors. Only one group was excluded, the First Nations, and that didn’t last long thanks to two incredible women. Tasinaskawin Brule was the wife of Chief Black Bull from the Lakota Sioux nation. Black Bull fought with Sitting Bull against General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn and then they fled to Canada. Black Bull and 300 from their tribe settled in Moose Jaw and never left. Brule and a young woman named Annie Wallis became best friends and Wallace fought to make Brule’s dying wish to be buried in

the Moose Jaw Cemetery a reality. The City refused to sell Wallis a grave plot for Brule because of her heritage. Undeterred, Wallis went to the provincial government and they overturned the restrictions on the First Nation’s ability to purchase plots. Brule is the only Aboriginal person buried in the cemetery and her gravestone mysteriously disappeared in the past few years. Ron Papandrea, the author of a book on the Lakota Sioux who stayed in Canada, purchased a new headstone for Brule last year. In the graveyard, there are both famous local citizens and also those

with intriguing stories like the unsolved murder of M. Miriam Kent who was poisoned while pregnant, her husband the most likely culprit. There is maybe no one less fortunate that Henry Battle and his family members who share a large obelisk headstone with names of multiple family members on each side. Battle was actually in the cemetery on the day he died. When a lightning storm struck, he sought immediate shelter. Incredibly, lightning struck the house, travelled through the chimney and struck Battle and two of the children seated with him at the table, killing all three. Three months after Henry’s death, his son died in a lawnmower accident. Henry’s 12-year-old brother Edgar Battle was the first person buried in the cemetery in 1889. Battle’s cousin, David Hawke, was also struck by lightning and killed, and he was the second person buried in the cemetery, two weeks after Edgar. The next year, five members of the Battle family died. Lewis Rice, famed for photographing much of Moose Jaw’s early history, rests in the cemetery.

William Navin built the old City Hall and the Armouries (pictures) and has a Celtic cross as part of his grave stone, one of the many different styles of grave stone present at the Moose Jaw Cemetery.

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Wakamow Valley: The great outdoors minutes away from downtown

When it comes to urban environments that enable you to connect to nature and take in the great outdoors all within minutes from home, few places are as robust and varied as Moose Jaw’s Wakamow Valley. The local river valley features a host of parks and camping areas with plenty to see and do during both summer and winter months. Those looking to check out what Wakamow has to offer during summer months can start with Plaxton’s Lake, which includes a sun shelter and boardwalk, with those interested in kayaking and canoeing able to check out those sports through Moose Jaw River and Adventure Tours (www.bohscycle.ca), which offers rentals and equipment for both types of river excursion. Right next to Plaxton’s Lake are Lion’s River and Kiwanis River Park, both of which offer

campsites and cook-out areas for those looking to enjoy camping without having to hit the highway. The valley also offers a host of walking, cycling and hiking trails winding all through the area, including the Moose Jaw leg of the Trans-Canada Trail. If you’re feeling a little peckish, the Burger Cabin – just across the Moose Jaw River from Kiwanis Park and next to McCaig Gardens – offers some of the best burgers in town and is a regular, busy stop for many visiting the valley. The fun doesn’t stop in winter months, either. Kiwanis River Park features the Wakamow Oval, a speedskating loop open throughout the winter to public skating, as well as the miles of hiking trails turned into groomed ski routes that wind all through the valley. Mid February also brings one of

the most popular events in the valley at any time of the year, with hundreds of people taking part in Winterfest and the wide variety of snow- and ice-related activities. For more information on Wakamow Valley, be sure to check www.wakamow.ca.

Great camping options in Moose Jaw and area

Two people canoe down the Moose Jaw River near the River Park Campground in the Wakamow Valley. If you are looking to escape the city and get a little closer to nature, there are many campgrounds both within the city limits and in the area to suit your needs. There are three campgrounds in the city and two more just outside of the city. Peanut Hills Campground is located at 1100 Lakeview Road just east of the city, off of the auxiliary road alongside Hwy #1. Peanut Hills offers 110 sites and offers water, power, free wi-fi, coin-operated laundry and modern washrooms and showers. The Prairie Oasis Tourist Complex is located at 1400 Ninth Ave. N.E. and features 75 pull-through trailer spaces with full hook-up, plus 25 additional space with water, electricity and unlimited tenting area. The Prairie Oasis also features a 40-unit motel with a restaurant, a children’s playground and a confectionary on their 82-acre complex. Located in the scenic Wakamow Valley, River Park Campground is an urban park situated along the Moose Jaw River. River Park has eight full hook-up sites, a dozen electric sites and 30 non-electric sites,

Buffalo Pound now has two camp easy sites. plus tenting sites. The grounds have modern washrooms, nature trails, a boat launch, playground, internet access and showers. Besant Trans-Canada Campground is located just south of the Trans-Canada Highway, seven kilometres east of Mortlach and 33 km west of Moose Jaw. Besant has three power and water campsites and 61 power campsites available. Tent camping sites are also available. Showers, flush toilets, laundry facilities, a playground and a concession/store are all available. Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is located 20 minutes northeast of Moose Jaw. They offer a wide variety of campsite types including 30-amp service, non-electric sites, electric-only and sites with electric, water and sewer. The Park also features modern washrooms, showers, concessions and food as well as groceries and supplies available. New this year, Buffalo Pound will have two camp-easy tents that offer a fully-equipped camping experience. The Park has walking, hiking and bicycle trails. There are children’s activities including a swimming pool, mini golf and a playground. There is also a beach area with a boat launch.

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Liquor retailers offering more selection

The options for Moose Jaw’s more bibulous citizens have been improving. Numerous locations offer a wide selection of options for all tastes and price ranges. Sobeys Liquor store is located in the Civic Centre Plaza (1251 Main St. N.) and has been open since March of 2018. The store is open seven days a week; Sunday to Wednesday – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to midnight. It has a cold beer fridge, plus a wide variety of liquor, wine and spirits. They offer craft beer on tap with refillable growlers. Urban Cellars opened its new location in Moose Jaw late in

2018, located in the old location of Chillers Brew Pub at 510 Home St. on South Hill. Urban Cellars is locally owned and operated and offers a large selection of beer, wine and spirits in their 10,000 square-foot location. Urban Cellars also boasts the city’s largest walk-in beer cooler at 1,800 square feet. Urban Cellars is open from Monday to Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Friday to Sunday – 9:00 a.m. to midnight. The Real Canadian Liquor Store is located inside Superstore location at 30 Thatcher Dr. E. After opening its first Real Canadian Liquor Store in Yorkton, they expanded to Moose Jaw, Saskatoon and Regina. They offer an assortment of more than 300 types of spirits, 500 varieties of wine and 300 beer and cider options. The Saskatchewan Liquor Store is located at 5 Manitoba St. E in the historic Moose Jaw Station, the Canadian Pacific

Railway station that opened in 1922. The store is operated by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority and is open Monday to Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Park Hotel Liquidliquidator, a cold beer, wine and retail liquor store is located inside the Park Hotel at 28 Manitoba St. E. The store is open Monday to Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., and on Sundays – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m..



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Province’s craft alcohol scene continues to grow

Rebellion Brewery is located in Regina’s Warehouse District.

Churchill beer is available at six local establishments including Rosie’s on River Street.

The Prairie Bee Meadery in Moose Jaw is Saskatchewan’s first craft meadery.

Saskatchewan’s craft alcohol scene is booming. Every year, there are more independent producers of craft alcohol popping-up around the province. Moose Jaw is home to Prairie Bee Meadery, Saskatchewan’s first craft meadery. Their smallbatch mead is made using locally-produced honey, while many of the fruits they use are grown on their Grandpa’s Garden u-pick farm. Prairie Bee’s products are avail-

able at a number of restaurants and liquor stores in the province and also locally at their retail location at 23 B Main St N. Imperial Distillery is opening a distillery on the 1100 block of Ominica Street East in Moose Jaw after receiving a three-year tax exemption from the City. The whisky distillery is expected to open later this year. It was a big year for Last Mountain Distillery. The Lumsdenbased distillery was named the 2019 Canadian Whisky Micro Distillery of the Year at the Canadian Whisky Awards in Victoria. Last Mountain has been in operation since 2010 when they opened out of their garage. In addition to winning the Micro Distillery of the year, Last Mountain also won a gold medal for their single cask whiskey and two bronze for their rye and single malt. Smooth 42 Craft Distillery in Brownlee offers a line of vodka, moonshine and other liquors that are available at seven locations in the city. The Crossmount Cider Company is just south of Saskatoon

where they produce their line of Flatlander ciders which are available in restaurants and liquor stores across the province. As craft beer grows in popularity, more locally-made selections are popping up on local taps and on retailer’s shelves. Swift Current’s Black Bridge Brewery has been a big player on the provincial beer scene since opening. Yorkton’s Back Forty Brewery opened in 2017 and Nokomis Craft Ales opened its doors in 2014. Rebellion Brewing Co., District Brewing Co. and Pile O’Bones Brewing Company out of Regina all offer their beers on site and are sold across the province through SLGA liquor stores and other retailers. Great Western Brewing Co. and Churchill Brewing Company out of Saskatoon are commonly offered on taps in pubs and restaurants across the province. Give Saskatchewan craft brews a taste; they are unique to the province and support our local economy.

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Public Patios to Chill On

There’s nothing more satisfying than sipping a cold beverage on a warm summer’s day — except, perhaps, having that beverage made for you. Patio season is upon us, so here’s a list of the patios and outdoor decks at local restaurants to check out. Boston Pizza 111 Manitoba St. E. or 1650 Main St. N. Both the downtown location and the Thatcher Drive location have a large outdoor patio that is family friendly and full service, ready for your family to stop by Great Canadian Brewhouse Grant Hall 1251 Main St. N. for a great meal. The patio at the Brewhouse is 402 Main St. N. The historic hotel boasts a roofperfect for afternoon drinks, or Montana’s for supper with the family. Mi- top patio that has hosted a num301 Thatcher Dr. E. nors are welcome until 8pm, and ber of events in the city’s history. Nothing pairs with BBQ better the Brewhouse has been known Brown’s Socialhouse than an outdoor deck to enjoy it to host a trivia night or two. 11 River St. W. on, and Montana’s can provide Brown’s is right downtown and both for the whole family. has a new take on pub fare that will match perfectly with the Rock Creek Tap & Grill vibe of the outdoor patio, meant 857 Thatcher Dr. for brunch or for drinks, whatever time of day. For a nice meal with the family, Rock Creek offers a restaurant, lounge, and patio area for everyone to enjoy. Hopkin’s Dining Parlour 65 Athabasca St. W. For the most beautiful meal in Original Joe’s Moose Jaw, stop by Hopkin’s 930 Main St. N. Dining Parlour and enjoy their As a lounge, OJ’s large patio Rosie’s on River Street cozy patio out front. The house offers a casual atmosphere for has been preserved with restored 11 River St. W. appetizers and drinks while still antique furnishings and prom- With an adorable few tables linenjoying the best the season has ises some history to go with your ing the front of the building, Rosie’s patio serves both their fato offer — and half-price wine meal. mous burgers and tasty cocktails on Thursdays. through the summer sunshine.


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Parks for dogs, bikes and skateboarding

Whether you have fur babies or human babies, Moose Jaw has several parks to walk your dog or let your children burn off energy riding bikes or skateboarding. Dog park There is an off-leash dog park located on the corner of 16th Avenue Southwest and Manitoba Street — on the west end of Hamilton Flats — that caters to both small dogs and big dogs. Dogs less than 18 inches in height should use the small dog park, while dogs taller than 18 inches are expected to use the big dog park. There is a dog house entrance that pets can go through to determine in which field they should play. There are also dog stations, garbage cans and tunnels for dogs to run through and play in. Accessible pathways have been made available for people with disabilities. The City of Moose Jaw reminds dog owners, however, that all pets must be licensed. This means you must obtain an animal licence from city hall before your dog can use the park.

Bike park Moose Jaw is host to a great mountain bike skills park that is the first of its kind in Saskatchewan. Close to one acre in size, this site is located near a major city thoroughfare — 1220 High St. West — and is adjacent to the Yara Centre, a sports fieldhouse and soccer centre. The area is a very visible central node and recreation location for the community, with opportunities to connect with local municipal trails for walking and hiking. This bike park caters to riders of all skill levels and abilities while also providing natural obstacles and engineered features. Skateboard park Moose Jaw’s multipurpose skate park is located near the corner of Ninth Avenue Northwest and MacDonald Street West. The lights are on from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. The current design of the park consists of an asphalt surface of 30 metres by 34 metres with five concrete structures. These include a banked wall, spine, transitioned wall, fun box with handrails and a pyramid in the centre. This accommodates skateboards, inline blades and BMX enthusiasts.

A hub of activity at the Moose Jaw Public Library for kids of all ages

Books relating to the theme of the week will be on display for kids who want to learn more about their crafts. Kids are promised fun at the various Public Library programs already planned to fill this summer — and parents too. Various drop-in programs running in July and August are free and open to anyone interested, no library card required. Parents are required to sign kids in and out of programs, and to leave emergency contact information. This year, the popular Design Lab series will be returning on Tuesday afternoons, featuring a new themed activity each week for kids to explore. Featured topics this summer include robotics, sports, and cardmaking. The first session starts on July 2, and will run each week until Aug. 20. Stories in Crescent Park is a fun morning activity that combines a storytelling session with fun activities outside and will be happening every Wednesday at 10:30am, from July 3 until August 21. DIY Kids is another program that provides cool crafts on topics that interest everyone, featuring a new topic each week from June 28 to Aug. 2. The program will include

topics like spy training, African culture and the Lion King, and even a Lego week. All of the craft kits for DIY Kids are even flexible; kids and parents are welcome to spend an afternoon learning at the library, doing the crafts and checking out the related books on display, or they can pick up July 26 to Aug. 2 will one of the craft kits and take it be Lego week! with them on an adventure — home, to the park, even out to the lake. Preschool programs will also continue on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am, and on Friday mornings, the Babies and Toddlers program welcomes little ones and their parents to hear a story and learn together with other families. Most exciting this summer will be the Behind the Scenes tours, where the Library has partnered with local organizations to offer 60 to 90-minute tours of interesting places around the city — like City Hall, the Mae Wilson Theatre, Rainbow Retro, and the Western Development Museum. It’s a great chance to learn how things work and ask questions, but spots will be limited so make sure to sign up early to take part. Registration for all programs that require it are done through the Library website, and more information is available by calling the Children’s Department at (306) 692-2787.

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Cranberry Rose

Cranberry Rose is located in the historic Hammond building in downtown Moose Jaw where the store has been restored to its original 1900’s charm. You will find designer clothes at affordable prices from casual to special occasion. We can accessorize with unique shoes, leather purses, hats and beautiful jewelry. Some of our well known Canadian designers include Frank Lyman, Joseph Ribkoff and Renuar.

Don’t miss Christmas in October in downtown Moose Jaw! With extended shopping hours, refreshments, prize giveaways, and over a dozen designer trees, Cranberry Rose is your perfect shopping destination. Check out our new offerings, including trendy Canadian made jewellery and gifts. Stop by 316 Main Street N. to find items that fit and flatter your style and shape. Experience affordable elegance.

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Get Outside this Summer: Pools, Spray Parks, and Playgrounds

Most parks and pools in the city are maintained by the Moose Jaw Parks and Recreation Department and are listed on the city’s website. 1996 Summer Games Playground — 16th Ave SW & Coteau St. W The Centennial Games Spray Park is functional from 10am - 7:30pm through the summer, and features a timed spray for kids to enjoy. The park is unsupervised, and also has a playground for the kids who would rather stay dry.

Elgin Park Spray Park — 8th Ave NW & Hall St. W Elgin Park began as a playground near Elgin Park Rink and has now expanded to include an unsupervised and wheelchair accessible spray park. Active from 10am to 7:30pm, the spray park functions on a timer, activated by a button. Splash Landing — corner of Nato Dr. and Oxford Crescent This spray park, near 15 Wing air base, is open from June to September, every day from 8am to 9pm. Crescent Park: Phyllis Dewar Outdoor Pool — 200 block Fairford St. E Using the Natatorium for change rooms and amenities, the outdoor pool is open from June to August and features an Olympic sized swimming pool, diving boards at 1m, 3m, and 7m, and is wheelchair accessible. The pool is open from 11:30am to 8:30pm, Monday through Friday, and from noon to 8:30pm on weekends. Crescent Park Spray Park — 200 block Fairford St E Just west of the Phyllis Dewar Outdoor Pool is the spray park, which runs from 10am until 7:30pm. The park boasts water cannons, spray arches, spray fire hydrants, and a supervised paddling pool for the little ones. Wakamow Valley: Kiwanis River Park, near the Home St. entrance to the valley, offers a playground near the Burger Cabin at Rotary Park as well as a play structure next to the Lodge and Pavilion. Both areas have public washrooms and a spot perfect for a family picnic. Kinsmen Sportsplex — 855 MacDonald St. The complex houses the main pool, featuring 10 lanes, as well as diving boards, a waterslide, a leisure pool, whirlpool, and a steam room. There is a concession for snacks, as well as both indoor and outdoor sitting areas to catch some sun. Across the street is the skate park, with a small picnic area to sit outside. The Kinsmen Sportsplex offers swimming lessons for all ages and runs water workout classes each month. For more information on rates and class schedules, call the centre at (306) 684-4483.

Waterslide at the Kinsmen.

Playground at Elgin Park. Skate park.

Temple Gardens Mineral Spa — 24 Fairford St. E The spa features the famous geothermal mineral pool, featuring a convenient passage connecting the indoor and outdoor areas of the pool, both of which are pleasantly warm. The year-round pool is open to guests as well as the public, and admission rates vary based on the day. More information can be found by calling the spa at (306) 694-5055. Monkey Bars Indoor Playground — located in the Town & Country Mall For those with toddlers needing some airconditioning, the playground features several areas of play — some restricted by age — that include play structures, interactive stations, and bounce houses. There is a concession inside the playground with a small sitting area for parents. The playground is open every day of the week and collects an admission fee at the door. Optimist Park — 5th Ave SW & Lillooet St. W. Located bordering Empire School & Riverview Collegiate, Optimist Park features a number of ball diamonds, a field area for kids to play, and a public paddling pool to cool off in during the summer. The following are the playgrounds listed on the City of MJ website. 4th & Oxford: 400 Block Oxford St. W. — St. Agnes Elementary 15th Avenue N.W. & Athabasca St. W. — small playground East End Playground: 9th Ave. N.E. & Ominica St. E. (*) — small playground beside East End Rink Henleaze Park: 1100 Block Henleaze Ave. — small playground and fenced “field” Hillcrest Park: 1200 Block Willow Ave. — small playground beside the outdoor rink Keith Crescent: Keith Crescent — St. Mary’s Elementary Kinfield: Grandview St. W. & Skipton Rd. — small playground

Diving boards at the Kinsmen.

Ten-lane pool at the Kinsmen.

Kiwaniland: 3 Dogwood Road — playground and fenced field area Knights of Columbus: 1100 Block Clifton Ave. — Knights of Columbus Park (playground, fenced) Moose Square Park: 600 Block Ominica St. W. — playground, no fence, outdoor rink Parkhill Park: 10th Ave S.W. & Duffield St. W. — fenced playground and small field, ball diamonds (not sure if there is a paddling pool, too) Kinette Peter Pan Playground: 218 Coteau St. W. — playground, fenced Ross Wells Park / Clark Gillies Recreation Area: Ross Crescent — playground, field, outdoor rink Smith Park: 1200 Block Hastings. St. — beside Sacred Heart Elementary Spring Creek: Thatcher Dr. & Simcoe Cres. — Rotary Trail Sunningdale Park: Daffodil Drive (off of Dogwood Road) — large field, etc. Valleyview Playground: Valleyview Dr. Veterans Peace Park: 1604 Admiral Crescent — soccer field, outdoor rink, playground West End: 10th Ave. N.W. & Athabasca St. W. — outdoor rink, playground Westheath: Wellington Dr. & Spadina Dr. — outdoor rink, playground

Antique Treasures abound in Moose Jaw shops

A one-of-a-kind frame with a historic RCMP Mountie, at Players Collectibles.

Moose Jaw is filled with history, so if you want to take home a piece of history to display on your wall or mantle, there are several antique shops filled with one-of-a-kind items. Gisele’s Antiques and Collectibles recently moved online and can be found on Facebook. This antiques company looks after liquidation and online auction sales in conjunction with McDougall Auctions. Some items Gisele’s sells include silverware, crystal, model trains, furniture, rugs, militaria, marbles, and LP records. A.B. Fraser Antiques and Recollectibles is located at 22 Fairford Street West, across from the Moose Jaw Police Station. This shop is open Thursday to Saturday. A.B. Fraser offers a wide selection of unique and afford-

Unique wall-mount candlesticks, at Players Collectibles. able antiques and collectibles in a warm and friendly setting. For more information, call 306690-2414. Antique Yard, to satisfy your antique fix, can be found at Ninth Avenue Northwest and Highway 1. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Yard has the largest selection of antiques in Moose Jaw. There is 5,000 square feet of space among 14 buildings, with complete selections of heritage items, glass, furniture, collectibles, cars and even tractors. Every item on display is for sale; for more information call Bill Reisman at 306-681-7635 or Sylvia at 306-631-0587. Past Times Old Photography is the place to go if you want antique-style photography from professional photographers. Also included in the store are retro toys, clothes, candy and more. It services the tourists to Moose Jaw with souvenirs and offers unique gift items that are hard to find anywhere else. For more information, visit the company’s Facebook page or

Antique Yard has fine china and other collectibles call 306-692-9955. The store is located at 26 Main Street North. Players Collectibles acquires many of its items from estate sales and then resells those items to the public. Many of the pieces the company acquires are of high quality, with a focus on silver, crystal, glass, china, small furniture, plus odd items such as wall-mount candlesticks and mini-glass figurines. There is a large focus on carrying Moorcroft pieces from England. Players Collectibles is located at 308 Main Street North and can be reached at 306-693-7111.

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Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery a cornerstone of the local arts scene

The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery opened in 1967 and has been providing Moose Jaw and area a diverse taste of art and culture over the years. The museum has a number of colourful permanent displays that highlight the history of Moose Jaw and the surrounding area from the time of the settlers right up to the 21st century. The art gallery brings a diverse collection of exhibitions over the course of the year. The gallery will be hosting an exhibit in conjunction with Moose Jaw Pride that started in May and runs to June 16 this year. The gallery will also host Prairie Vernacular, a touring exhibition that will highlight art from the prairie provinces from May 23Sept. 1. Once again, the MJM&AG will host Global Warning which features artworks from collected and recycled garbage by Moose Jaw youth that is an annual art challenge amongst high school and community groups in the city. It will run from the end of May to Aug. 25. Finally, Field Portraits of Contemporary Western Culture will show at the MJM&AG from Sept. 19Dec. 29th of this year. The exhibits presents works by five artists - Jon Bowie, Luis Fabini, Blake Little, Collier Schorr and Sheila Spence - who focus on the essence of 21stcentury subjects in mostly rural environs.

The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. Matthew Gourlie photograph

This year the MJM&AG is raising fund for the purchase of a sevenfoot bronze sculpture of a filly by Joe Fafard named Peggy. The sculpture is currently on exhibit in the lobby of the MJM&AG, but the hope is that once Peggy is added to the permanent collection it will be placed outside in front of the main doors in Crescent Park. The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery is located at 461 Langdon Cres. adjacent to the Moose

The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery is fundraising to have Joe Fafard’s sculpture Peggy find a permanent home outside in front of the building.

Jaw Public Library in the northwest corner of Crescent Park. It is closed on Mondays, but is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. each day. The MJM&AG also offers a range of art classes throughout the year. For more information, contact the MJM&AG at 306-692-4471 or visit their website: http://www. mjmag.ca/

An exhibit on life in Moose Jaw during the 1920s at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. Matthew Gourlie photograph

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Homegrown Farmer’s Market growing each year

Langdon Crescent is the curved street that borders the front entrance of Crescent Park, right on the edge of the downtown core, making it the ideal place for the Homegrown Farmer’s Market. The ever-expanding outdoor market has taken over the street for about seven years running and sees no end in sight. The market runs every Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during May through October, and every Wednesday night, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in July and August. Featuring only handmade or homegrown products — or, as organizers say, “you have to make it, bake it, or grow it” — the market welcomes local vendors to bring their small business to Moose Jaw. There are new faces each year, but the market promises to have everything from produce and honey products to woodworking and floral arrangements.

Past years have seen the Waldeck Hutterite Colony bring their vegetables, local herbalist Sommer Love Herbs with tinctures and skincare, and Florimac with plants and flowers grown just outside the city. Taste by Katrina brings her delicious macarons and other baking, and Enchantress Beauty will be there with handmade soaps, bath bombs, and facial masks. Also present is always different types of food vendors, preserves, fresh herbs, and handmade craftwork like jewelry and crochet. Buskers often set up in the market, with a more formal set of live entertainment scheduled on the Wednesday night markets, sometimes even things like Latin dance lessons in the park. This year, the market hopes to see more in terms of live music and vendors serving hot food, an expansion that will hopefully bring more people to Langdon Crescent and boost the exposure of all the local businesses. Each vendor who sets up at the Homegrown Farmer’s Market is from Moose Jaw, or within 100 miles of the city, which is really the goal of the event: to feature the ingenuity of local makers and grow the local economy, one market at a time. Keep up to date with the Homegrown Farmer’s Market through their Facebook page.

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Gord Johnson tours

As part of the step-on Johnson Tour the Sukanen Ship Pioneer village and Guide Service, the man himself — Museum; Gravelbourg, which is conwith 20 years of experience as a tourist sidered a touch of Europe on the Praiambassador —provides various ser- ries; and Chaplin’s shore bird interprevices for tourists visiting Moose Jaw tive centre. and area: guided step-on bus tours in Trips to Regina focus on the RCMP and around the city, walking tours of Heritage Centre, Royal Saskatchewan downtown Moose Jaw, group itinerary Museum, Government House, Sasplanning, and services as requested. katchewan legislature and the Regina The bus tours include the famous mu- Floral Conservatory. rals and historic downtown, heritage For more information, visit www.tourbuildings, tales of Moose Jaw’s col- ismsaskatchewan.com/where-to-stay/ ourful past, the beautiful Wakamow meetings-and-conventions/100331/ Valley and 15 Wing Air Base. The johnson-tour-guide-service. Johnwalking tour gives a closer view and son Tour Guide Service can also be informative narration of murals, his- reached by phone at 306-692-0072, • Mountain Bike Instruction & Rentals tory and buildings in the downtown. by fax at 306-694-5869, or by email at An indoor•tour of the cultural centre Trips Canoe & Kayak & Rentals gdjohnson@sasktel.net. provides detailed history of this mag• Birthday Parties, Staff Parties nificent building that dates back to the About Gord Johnson • The Group and Family Outing early 1900s. restored, ornate inte- Gord was presented with the Queen’s rior is a venue for the visual and perGolden Jubilee Medal for his dedicaforming arts. Pre-arranged group tours tion to tourism in 2002. He received RENTALS start at $3 per person. the Ambassador Award for Tourism Johnson’s small business also includes 7 DAYS Services A WEEK fromIN the Saskatchewan Tourslide presentations of the city and area. WAKAMOW ism Educational Council in 2003. His These presentations focus on portraits small business has been recognized in JUNE TO SEPT. 12-8PM of the past; early agriculture; history print media, radio and television. of the Wakamow Valley; murals of In June 2003, Johnson had the honour Moose Jaw; and the Riel Rebellion. to be a tour guide for His Royal HighGuided tours beyond Moose Jaw ness, Prince Edward when he visited include trips to the Claybank Brick Plant, which is a national heritage site; Moose Jaw for the 100th birthday celebrations.

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Gord Johnson is a great ambassador of Moose Jaw, as his stepon tours give a historical overview of the city to tour groups. Prepare to sit back, relax and enjoy yourself as Gord Johnson takes you into Moose Jaw’s bygone era. He will be sure to tell you stories with plenty of passion and enthusiasm, as he makes your trip to the city memorable while you take in the history, heritage and culture. In his friendly and knowledgeable way, Johnson is more than enthusiastic to introduce you to some of the more notable sights here in Moose Jaw and beyond. These sights are punctuated by interesting stories that bring community history to life.

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Washboard Union joining PBR Rodeo at Mosaic Place on June 8 Professional bull riders will be returning to Mosaic Place this summer and they’re bringing a union with them. Juno Award-winning country artists The Washboard Union will take the stage at Mosaic Place on June 8 following the annual visit by the Professional Bull Riders, Powered by Young’s Equipment. Alpha Bull’s PBR Moose Jaw will bring the top bull riders from the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Canada Touring Pro Division to offer thrills and spills at Mosaic Place starting at 7 p.m. The Washboard Union will follow the bull riding. One ticket will get patrons into both events. The bucking chutes for the bull riding are set up in the south end of the arena floor. The arena will be cut off at centre ice and the stage will go up after the bull riding in the north end of the arena floor. Fans are invited to come onto the floor for the concert or they can enjoy it from their seats. The Washboard Union are the Canadian Country Music Award’s reigning Group or Duo of the Year for 2018 and were also nominated as the Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2019 Juno Awards. This is the fourth straight year that Alpha Bull is bringing the PBR Canada Tour to Moose Jaw after it made its debut at Mosaic Place in 2016. Aaron Roy from Yellow Grass is one of a number of highly-rated riders. Roy broke his back and missed two years of competition and then broke his femur the season when he made his return. He rides as good as he ever has and he is excited to ride here. He has a lot of people from his hometown coming up to watch him.

The Washboard Union will play at Mosaic Place following Alpha Bull’s PBR Moose Jaw bull riding event on June 8.

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Sidewalk Days: Moose Jaw’s beloved street festival

The Kerr’s Bouncers inflatable ball race saw plenty of competition through the day (2018 photo) Every July under the blistering sun, the annual Sidewalk Days festival takes over Main Street with vendors, music, food, and dancers for the enjoyment of anyone who stops by to take it all in. The festival can be traced back to the early 1960s when it was organized by the Business Improvement District. In 2009, when the organization dissolved, Sidewalk Days was taken on by a dedicated team of volunteers determined to keep the beloved event running — with a few improvements. Under new leadership, the festival only grew; now, it is a three-day family-friendly event that is proud to advertise itself as free of admission. All of the entertainment is free to attend — the only cost is the money spent on shopping for the various things available from vendors. Alongside the incredible number of vendors who come from all over, Sidewalk Days also features an everexpanding Children’s Village and a singer-songwriter’s showcase with cash prizes and recording time with Nebulus Entertainment in Moose Jaw. Downtown businesses always make sure to get in on

Spiderman poses for a photo with a couple of youngsters. (2018 photo) the action, but vendors from out of town also flock to Moose Jaw for the weekend. Food vendors at every intersection provide whatever tasty snack you’re craving. This year there will even be an area with human hamster balls available to roll around in. The Children’s Village has carnival-style games, face painting, and a number of bouncy houses for the kids to enjoy, while parents can be sure to find something interesting browsing the many blocks of tables featuring jewelry, clothing, art, handcrafted items, candy and everything in-between. There is always a number of great bands and performers on the public stages; previous years have seen The Tilted Kilts, the Bromantics, Annie MacLeod, and Trick Rider, among other notable names. Sidewalk Days usually sees around 20,000 visitors every year, and always focuses on making the festival fun and free for the whole family. This year, Sidewalk Days will take place on July 4-6, and event announcements can be tracked through the Facebook page.

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Vintage Car Enthusiasts Rev-Up For Car Shows

There are a lot of vintage car enthusiasts around The Friendly City and there’s no shortage of opportunity to show them off or to check them out. Kicking off the schedule is the Spring Fling Car and Truck Show at the Sukanen Ship Museum on Sunday, June 2. The sixth edition of the Bent Wrench Run will take place June 15-16 at the Wakamow Skating Oval, with a cruise night taking place on Saturday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. and a Show and Shine swap meet from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. The weekend of July 6 and 7 will be especially busy for vintage auto enthusiasts, as the Saskatchewan Air Show makes its return to 15 Wing and will host a car show taking the place of the massive annual Highway to Heroes event – with 2018 featuring more than 600 cars and thousands of visitors through the two days. That weekend will also feature the popular Run

to Besant Car and Motorcycle Show on Sunday, July 7, which annually features more than 100 entries and will also offer table rentals for a Swap Meet and Craft Show. The Moose Jaw Show and Shine and Burnout competition will take place on Sunday, July 21 this year in Happy Valley Park. Gates open at 10:00 a.m., with the show running from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the burnout competition at 2:30 p.m.. A bouncy castle will be on hand for children in attendance, as well as food trucks and a beer garden. The final major car show of the season will take place during the Aug. 23-25 weekend with the Majestics Car Club Rod Run, taking place this year at the Prairie Oasis Campground. More than 70 cars took part in the 2018 show, with door prizes to be won and a variety of events throughout the weekend.


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Art in the Park

Vendors like Lila Lins and Touch of Whimsy have plenty of ornate designs. ParkArt, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery’s largest and longest-running annual fundraiser, returns to Crescent Park on Monday, July 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 4,000-plus annual attendees will see more than 80 booths of high-quality handmade artworks and crafts by artists and artisans from Moose Jaw and Western Canada. There is something for every taste available, from paintings to pillows, metal sculptures to jewelry, fudge to leather bags. Free hands-on activities will be available for children from noon to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5, and free for

ages 12 and under. ParkArt is held in the northwest corner of Crescent Park, outside the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery and the Moose Jaw Public Library entrances. To complement the day, other Canada Day activities will be taking place throughout the rest of the park. Crescent Park boasts some exciting features that not only include beautiful landscapes and perfect spots for a family day outing, but also includes unique art where trees have been turned into lifelong pieces that boost the park’s aesthetics. Two old trees that were cut down into stumps have been transformed into the canvas for special pieces of art, created by artists Jim Niedermayer and Karlie King. The two stumps of artwork are difficult to miss as you stroll through the park. Niedermayer, a chainsaw carver, took a cottonwood, 1920-tree and carved out vines and a swan to reflect the culture of the city. King used clay to lay ceramic sculptures on the stump. The sculptures were then layered with patterns and textures in an organic symmetrical pattern, designed to fit within the open areas of the tree.

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Artists like Laura & Sergej Siniein with RUS-TIX Metal Artz display their creations for sale.

Children participate in a ParkArt activity during a recent Canada Day. Photo: Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery

Eyes on sky for Snowbirds’ shows

The 49th season of the 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, The Snowbirds will be another that awes spectators as they turn their eyes to the sky when the Snowbirds visit their communities. That tradition of excellence will be front and centre in close to 35 locations in Canada and The United States during the 2019 show season. Moose Jaw and area residents will see the team up close and personal this year as the Saskatchewan Airshow returns to 15 Wing on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7. The Snowbirds will conclude each day’s flying show at the Wing. Snowbirds will also be on hand at an airshow cabaret July 6 at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds. The cabaret is sponsored by the 15 Wing Fellowship. After an acceptance show, and a preview at 15 Wing Moose Jaw for family and guests, the season got underway in the United States with shows in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. June’s schedule includes shows in Quebec, Ontario,

Maryland and Nova Scotia, with July 1 once again finding the team in Ottawa for Canada Day celebrations. Other July dates are in North Dakota and Alberta. There’s lots of travel in August, from British Columbia and Alberta to Ontario and Quebec. During September the Snowbirds will be in Ontario, Quebec and California. The regular season concludes Oct. 19-20 in Texas. (See the Snowbirds’ website for a complete list of dates and locations.) The commanding officer is Lt.-Col. Mike French of Langley, B.C. and deputy commander is Major Jean-Francois Dupont of Quebec. Squadron Chief Warrant Officer is Greg Fleet of North Bay and Flight Safety Officer is Capt. Blake McNaughton of St. Catharines. Les Gould, formerly of Moose Jaw, is the squadron’s honorary colonel. Team lead is Major Denis Bandet of Regina.

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parsons-Dietrich pottery Moostletoe Artists Studio Tour

Wendy Parsons shows some of her handcrafted pottery that is available at the little church located at 1200 Lakeview Rd, just off Hwy 1. Parsons Dietrich pottery can be seen at www.parsons-dietrich-pottery.com .

The artistic community within Moose Jaw abounds and is showcased through numerous events throughout the year. The signature Moostletoe Artists Studio Tour is just one of these annual showcase events that is highly anticipated. This year’s 9th annual Moostletoe Artists Studio Tour will be held in October. The tour is a self-designated driving tour on your own time-schedule dur-

ing hours of operation. Individuals can visit participating artists’ studios and galleries, meet the artists and enjoy some early Christmas shopping. While at your first stop, you can pick up a passport, get a stamp at each stop and leave your card at you last studio visit for a chance to win a gift basket filled with handmade art from all the artists in the tour, valued at around $250!

On this tour, you get to meet Moose Jaw’s local artists/artisans who have been making a mark in the city with their unique styles of creativity from pottery to painting, glass to metal work and much more. People travel from near and far to see their work with the opportunity to purchase the artists’ handmade products. Local artist, Laura Hamilton will join this year’s tour again to showcase her signature figurative paintings that have grown popular over the last few years. You’ll also meet Wendy and Zach at the Parsons-Dietrich Pottery Studio housed in the historic church on Trans-Canada Hwy#1 on the outskirts of town. They have a well-stocked showroom and studio that is open throughout the year. There are many other notable artists who have received awards and are well-known in the art community. Be part of this popular self-drive tour around Moose Jaw. You will not be disappointed!

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2019 Marks Eighty Years of Military Pilots Training in Moose Jaw By Richard Dowson

would eventually come and a huge push for training Royal Air Force personnel began as early as 1935. Local and Chaplin boy David Hodgkinson completed high school at Central, went to England ‘on a cattle boat’ and joined the RAF in 1936. He went on to have an illustrious career in the RAF, initially with 218 Squadron flying an Anson against German fighters that flew at twice the speed of the Anson.

Photo is of a Gypsy Moth plane with the name Moose Jaw Flying Club on the side, dating back to sometime in the early 1930s. The registration begins with a “G” which is a British registration code. Person in the photo is unidentified. Photo from Moose Jaw Archives.

Today 15 Wing, RCAF and CAE in Moose Jaw offer world class pilot training. That tradition of training Military Pilots in Moose Jaw began on October 9, 1939 at the Moose Jaw Flying Club. Moose Jaw Flying Club operated out of the old Moose Jaw (Rosedale) Airport, on the west side of Moose Jaw, by the cemetery, on the south side of Caribou Street. Truly a humble beginning for the world class training of today. In September 1939, the need for trained pilots was huge. Britain declared War on Germany on September 3, 1939. Canada followed with its own declaration a few days later. Canada and our Allies needed Military Pilot Training. With limited military pilot training facilities, the task of training pilots was given to private Flying Schools across Canada. Moose Jaw Flying Club and twenty-two other private flying clubs across Canada began training military pilots. That first group of Moose Jaw trained pilots graduated on November 28, 1939. Their Elementary Flying Training completed, the men were ready for their next level of training at Camp Borden, Ontario. Writer Victor Mackie captured the moment of graduation. He poetically penned in the Moose Jaw Times Herald, these “… fledglings had taken their primary step on the road to becoming flying officers in the Royal Canadian Air Force”. This first group of graduating students

were: Flying Officer H. E. G. Rhoades, Regina and Provisional Pilot Officers C. B. Warren; D. Smith and A. E. Troy, all from Ontario. They would undergo Service Flying Training at Camp Borden. From there they were sent for further instruction at Trenton, Ontario. There are no Commonwealth War Graves Commission records of these men. It is assumed they all survived Wold War Two. Civilian flying instructors at the Moose Jaw Flying Club changed some of their techniques to accommodate military flying requirements. The pilots, men in those far off days before women were accepted into military flying, had to adjust to the awesome speed of the fighters of the day. Some flew at over 300 miles per hour. Flying instructor L. L. Dunsmore stressed the importance of aerial acrobatics as part of the military pilot training; something not included in civilian training. According to reporter Victor Mackie, instructors taught the pilots to “… bounce the crates…” around the sky, putting them into and out of difficult maneuvers. Before the War, getting into the RCAF was very difficult and almost impossible. It usually required a university education and a long wait. Canadian boys – and in particular, Saskatchewan boys completed their high school education – some took a private pilot’s licence and they then left for England and joined the RAF. There was a sense in Britain that War

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Second Training Class The second group of six new military pilot trainees began their eight weeks of instruction at the Moose Jaw Flying Club on January 2, 1940. These men were: David Lacox, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; S. D. Brickner, Grenfell, Saskatchewan; Norman Edgar, Regina; L. E. Ryan, Walter Quint, Calgary and Mr. Forbes-Roberts, Regina. Walter Quint and Mr. Forbes-Roberts were students from the Royal Military College at Kingston. There are no CWGC records suggesting they too, survived the war. Flying Instructors – Moose Jaw Flying Club The Lead Instructor was L. L. Dunsmore, a very experienced aviator who arrived in Moose Jaw in April 1938. He was the Lead Instructor at the Saskatoon Flying Club in 1935 and 1936. From Saskatoon, he was a Bush pilot working out of Big River Saskatchewan. Early in his career, he was a pilot for Radium Hot Springs Flying Service operating out of Windermere, B.C. and Kelowna. The Assistant Flying Instructor was a pilot by the name of Mel Knox. Ground School, where students were taught navigation, airmanship, theory of flight, signalling, aircraft engines and air craft air frame was taught by A. L. Snyder. The trainees performed practical work on aircraft. That was done at Prairies Airways Limited facility on Caribou in the old hangar now occupied by Mercury Service Ltd. Training Aircraft There were no sleek training aircraft. Lyle Johnson’s ultra-light may have been faster than the early training aircraft. Continued on next page

The Moose Jaw Flying Club had four bi-planes, planes with two wings. The Club boasted 2 Gypsy Moth airplanes (there is a fine example of a Gypsy Moth in our Western Development Museum). Unfortunately, the Gypsy Moths were ‘open cockpit; and could not be flown in really cold weather. The Club had one Tiger Moth and one Fleet Trainer. Both had covered cockpits. They were used extensively for basic acrobatics and to introduce students to instrument flying. A Tiger Moth bi-plane in 1939 was not fancy or complicated. The student pilot had an RPM Gage; an Air Speed Indicator; Cross-Level to keep him level; an Oil Pressure Gage and a good-sized Compass for navigation. The gas tank of a Tiger Moth was in the wing directly above the pilot’s head. A valve, like the one found on a lawn mower, was opened to start the gravity flow of fuel, something to consider if flying up-side-down. There was an on/off switch. The training aircraft landed into the wind at 40 Mph. All trainer-aircraft were about the same. Examples of these wonderful old airplanes are at the Moose Jaw Western Development Museum. Pilot Training The first course at the Moose Jaw Flying Club for trainee military pilots required 25 hours of dual control flying and 25 hours of SOLO flying. As the War progressed and the need for pilots became critical, training changed. A student attended Initial Training in a classroom. Many of the courses were basic high school math and science. If the student didn’t know – he was upgraded. Classes also dealt with airmanship, navigation, aero-engine operations

and related courses. It was intense. Only the brightest and most capable passed Initial Training School and went on to pilot training. Many WW 2 military pilots took their Initial Training at the Regina Normal School. Trainees were screened by ability. Students with high marks became prospective pilots. Those excellent in math became navigators. Others were assigned to other aircrew trades like air-gunners. By December 1940, Elementary Flying Training Schools shortened the time of dual control flying training to 8 and 10 hours on a Tiger Moth. The trainee was then expected to fly SOLO. If he didn’t, he was given a ‘failed to complete’ designation and assigned to another aircrew trade. Probably the scariest part of learning to fly a Tiger Moth on those early courses was instrument flying. The instructor sat in the front seat and the trainee in the back. The trainee’s view of the outside world was obscured. He had to take off, fly, navigate and land back at the Moose Jaw (Rosedale) Airport using only his instruments. In January 1940, Flying Instructor Dunsmore predicted the huge expansion in pilot training. He believed training classes would grow from the present 5 or 6 to groups of 30 to 40. He was right. The RAF 32 Service Flying Training School at Moose Jaw was in operation in the fall of 1940. Between November 1940 to January 1945the British Commonwealth Air Training Program in Canada trained more than 133,000 men from around the world as aircrew. Training Cost in Human Lives Was High The number of young men killed learning to fly or instructors killed teaching young men to fly was stag-

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gering. The same high casualty rates applied to teaching other aircrew skills such as navigation and gunnery. Young men came from all across Canada; the United States and the Commonwealth countries including India. Many were killed. The Royal Air Force section of the little Caron Community Cemetery near Carnport is the last resting place of nine would-be British pilots and flying instructors. A large section of the Assiniboia Cemetery is set assign for Royal Air Force men killed in flying accidents. The well-maintained graves of two Australian boys can be seen in the Mossbank Cemetery. The Moose Jaw (Rosedale) cemetery is the last resting place of more than fifty men – including one Czechoslovakian. The Medicine Hat cemetery is the last resting place of many, including a Free French Air Force pilot. Bodies of Canadians and Americans killed in flying accidents were sent back to their home communities for burial. A Canadian killed at Prince Albert rests in the Coderre Cemetery. Little cemeteries in small town Saskatchewan are testament to the high price paid by so many bight young Commonwealth, Allied forces and Canadian boys in pilot and aircrew training. Today, aircrew training is much safer – but still dangerous. After 80 Years Moose Jaw Flying Club Flying Instructor L.L. Dunsmore would have never guessed that eighty years after he taught his first military pilot training course in Moose Jaw that the tradition of ‘Serving the Future’, training military Pilots, would continue.

Canada Day in Moose Jaw

Canada Day in Moose Jaw is always an exciting time, as there are many activities to take in and many foods to sample in the beautiful Crescent Park. Canada Day starts with a pancake breakfast at the Cosmo Centre, located at 235 Third Avenue Northeast, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Moose Jaw Canada Day Family Festivities group is once again organizing this year’s celebrations, which mark 152 years of Canadian confederation. This day is essentially like one big backyard party. Returning to the living library this year are JJ Soccer Limited and Dance Fitness With Kyra Inc. The Cone Artist Ice Cream Truck will serve up some yummy treats, while new to the party is Notorious Food & Fitness. What is a living library? It’s a neat way to understand your community and even learn a skill. There is a growing list of what you can expect, but there will be more than 20 interactive stations for your family. This is a great way to get to know people and the groups who live in the community. You will also want to keep an eye on the stage, which will feature the return of Annie MacLeod Music and The Strange Valentines. Throughout the park, you’ll find giant yard games such as Yardzee, Jenga, Snakes & Ladders, Connect 4, Kerplunk and Bean Bag Toss.

Besides activities for children, the organizing group is working on something for the adults this year. Join in on celebrating all things wonderfully Canadian at the Notoriously Canadian CabarEH. A silver donation is being collected at the door, with proceeds going to the fireworks. There will be prizes for best Canadian outfits, bands, specials and all things Canadian. Canada Day festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. in Crescent Park, located behind the Moose Jaw Public Library. For more information, visit the Moose Jaw Canada Day Family Festivities group Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ mjcanadaday.

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Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Center

The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Center (SBOIC) is located right here in Moose Jaw at 250 Thatcher Dr. E. on the Exhibition Grounds. The center allows visitors a chance to get familiar with the Burrowing Owls and learn a little more about this endangered species to ensure their protection to future generations. The SBOIC will be operating after their Opening Day Family Bar-B-Q that was scheduled to be held on May 18th. The hours of operation for the Spring-Summer season are daily from the Victoria Day weekend in May to the Labour Day weekend in September, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission to the Center is by donation. Visitors have the option of taking a self-guided tour, or they can have a tour led by one of Burrowing Owl’s staff members. There is a display area, gift store, and the owls are housed in outdoor enclosures giving guests a chance to see them in a natural type of habitat. During your time at the Center, you will also learn about the unique characteristics of the burrowing owls; what factors are contributing to their endangered status in Canada, as well as some of the things that various organization are doing to help ensure the survival of the owls. The Burrowing Owl’s major fundraiser is usually held in late fall/early winter with all proceeds going

to the care and upkeep of the captive flock, plus it allows Burrowing Owl to be able to continue delivering their educational programming, like their Owls on Tour program. For more information, contact the Burrowing Owl Interpretive Center at 306-692-8710 or 306-6922762 or visit their website at https://www.skburrowingowl.ca.

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offers one of the City’s largest convention facilities Burrowing Owl Centre Convention Facilities The MJ Ex Co has several different The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre was created to help options for your event, the buildings promote conservation of the burrowranging in capacity up to 1000 people. Please contact the MJ Ex Co Office for ing owl and its native prairie habitat more information. through education, eco-tourism and MJ Hometown Fair stewardship. SBOIC is a non-profit organization, run by the MJ Ex Co, and One of the City’s largest events, this relies entirely on grants and donations year’s dates June 21, 22 and 23, with the Parade down Main Street June 20. to operate. Non-stop entertainment for all ages! Equine Facilities Call 306-692-8710 for hours Permanent and temporary stabling For event listings, updates and available. Newly upgraded Arena with information, almost all weekend shows free to the please visit our website public. and “like” us on Facebook!

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The MJ Exhibition Grounds home to livestock shows, events & Burrowing Owl Centre

Located at 250 Thatcher Drive East, The Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds is home to numerous functions and agricultural events throughout the year. At the north end of the spacious grounds, the Golden Mile Arena and outdoor show rings house horse shows, cattle and bull shows, dog agility training and shows, as well as many other events. Two Convention/Meeting facilities – the Convention Centre’s banquet facilities will accommodate small gath-

erings of about 100 people up to 1000, with on-site caterers. The Golden Nugget Center offers a more intimate setting with a seating capacity of up to 230 persons complete with a bar and dance floor. The grounds house the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC), home to the endangered burrowing owl species. Opening in 1997, SBOIC is dedicated to raising public awareness about the Canadian Prairie’s endangered species, specifically

the Burrowing Owl and its habitat. Schools across the city and province visit the centre annually to view the resident owls and take an educational tour. The Burrowing Owl Centre is open for tours from May 18th to September 2nd. Every summer, the Moose Jaw Hometown Fair brings days of excitement to the Friendly city and this year the Fair will be in Moose Jaw, June 21st to 23rd with the Parade taking place down Main Street on June 20th. This event is a children’s playground of fun! Annually, the Moose Jaw Exhibition Company entertains over 90,000 visitors each year, who attend events and activities hosted on the grounds. If you are interested in more information or rental prices, visit the website at moosejawex.ca or call (306) 692-2723.


MAY Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26 : Regina District Dressage Association Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2 : Sask Arab Horse Assoc. JUNE: Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9 : Sask App Horse Club Saturday, June 22 – Sunday, June 23 : Moose Jaw Ex Co Light Horse Show JULY: Wednesday, July 3 – Sunday, July 7 : Sask Quarter Horse Association Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14 : Dean Latimer Clinic Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28 : Goat Extravaganza Show

AUGUST: Thursday, August 1 – Sunday, August 4 : Sask Cutting Horse Association Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11 : Sask Mini Horse Club Tuesday, August 13 – Saturday, August 17 : Sask Barrel Racing Association Provincial Finals Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25 : Regina District Dressage Assocation Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1 : Sask Appaloosa Horse Club SEPTEMBER: Friday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8 : Sask Arab Horse Association

Saturday, September 14 – Sunday, September 15 : Canadian Ranch Roping Finals Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22 : Sask Riding Club Association Thursday, September 26 – Sunday, September 29 : Sask Horse Fed Provincial Heritage Finals OCTOBER: Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13 : Sask Cowboy Dressage Wednesday, October 16 – Sunday, October 20 : Sask Reining Horse Association Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27 : Moose Jaw Dog Club

Mortlach Saskatoon Berry Festival June 29, 2019 Pancake Breakfast,Parade, Artisan Market, Food Vendors Show and Shine, Pie Eating Contest, Music, Beer Gardens, Easy Riders Horse Club Show, and Much More If you want pies, please pre-order through our website.

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Local Elks Lodge to host 90th annual provincial convention

The Provincial Elks Association of Saskatchewan operates Saskatchewan Elks Senior Homes in eight communities throughout the province. (submitted photograph)

Moose Jaw is home to one of the oldest Elks Lodges in the country. The Moose Jaw Elks Lodge No. 7 hosted the second provincial conference in 1931 and this summer from June 9-12 the local lodge will host the Elks’ 90th annual provincial conference. The convention is expected to draw about 70 delegates and their families to the city that will be held at the Comfort Inn and at the Royal Canadian Legion hall. The Moose Jaw Elks are active in the local community with events, fundraisers and donations. In 2017, they donated to 30 different groups and organizations. The Elks have a long history in Moose Jaw and as the name of their lodge indicates, they were the seventh Elks lodge to be formed. The Elks of Canada was founded in 1912 and the local lodge was founded in 1913. Lodge No. 1 started in Vancouver, and what happened was that the organization would get on a train and they would get off once in a while and start a new lodge. Moose Jaw is No. 7 and Regina is No. 9. Moose Jaw hosted the third national Grand Lodge Convention in 1914 and hosted it again in 1940.

In 1952 they started Elks Minor Football and in 1988 the entered into an agreement with the City to build Elks Athletic Field on Caribou Street West which opened in 1990. Significantly, they also operate the Saskatchewan Elks Seniors Homes in eight different communities – Moose Jaw, Esterhazy, Rosetown, Davidson, Hanley, Moosomin, Prince Albert and Nipawin. The goal of the Saskatchewan Elks Senior Homes is to provide appropriate living quarters and accommodations for Saskatchewan seniors. These senior homes are exclusive to Saskatchewan. The story is, many years ago, back in the fifties, a man in Prince Albert who was a member of the Elks saw a need for seniors housing in that community and he built and started some senior homes there. The first 20 units were opened in Prince Albert in the fall of 1959 and Moose Jaw quickly followed suit and opened their own units locally in 1961. The Elks currently operates 135 seniors’ units across the province. Moose Jaw last hosted the provincial meeting in 2010, although an honoured guest visited during their anniversary celebration last year. The Saskatchewan Charity Appeal Raffle is one of the main fundraisers that the Saskatchewan Elks Foundation holds each year. The proceeds from the raffle go to support the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children and other community projects. The raffle prize is drawn at the provincial convention. Nationally the Elks are still doing good works in their communities. They boast 250 lodges coast to coast and 11,000 members. The Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children is their national charity that provides financial assistance for the medical needs of children with hearing and speech disorders.

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WDM exhibit showcases Diefenbaker’s commitment to human rights and equality

Former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker was dedicated to equality and human rights as a lawyer and as prime minister, while he was also the first leader to include minorities in his cabinet. These aspects of his life are now on display at the Western Development Museum (WDM) in Moose Jaw, as part of the exhibit One Canada: Diefenbaker’s Vision. From now until the end of September, visitors can get a glimpse into the mind of Canada’s 13th prime minister — the only one from Saskatchewan — through objects, text panels, art, videos and audio recordings. The exhibit will travel to all four WDMs across Saskatchewan; Moose Jaw is the first to receive it.

From the beginning of his career as a lawyer, Diefenbaker was committed to equality and human rights. Growing up in Prince Albert, he spent much time understanding the living conditions of First Nations people. When he went into law, it became important to him to take on cases even if his clients couldn’t pay. Diefenbaker was there for everyone. When he became prime minister, he also worked to include French Canadians in everyday life. Diefenbaker — who served from 1957 to 1963 — is known for introducing the Canadian Bill of Rights in 1960. He also gave Aboriginals the right to vote without the need to for them to give up their Indian status; was the first to in-

A typewriter with Inuit letters and a soapstone carving from the North are some items on display in the Diefenbaker exhibit at the Western Development Museum.

clude in his cabinet a woman, a Ukrainian man and two Chinese men; and appointed the first Aboriginal person to the Senate. Diefenbaker also opposed Apartheid in South Africa and stood up to United States President John F. Kennedy by saying no nuclear-tipped missiles would be allowed on Canadian soil. There is plenty of time to visit the exhibit since it is here until September. Visitors can get into the museum by paying regular admission, while members can get in for free. There is much information about Diefenbaker that visitors can learn about.For more information call 306-693-5989.

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For 19 years, with driven customer service that is second to none and an incredible team of experts, Carpet Gallery of Moose Jaw has been providing superior quality products for all flooring needs. Located at 468 High St. W, Carpet Gallery of Moose Jaw provides a variety of flooring products with a dedicated team. From the crew that installs to the sales, design and operation/management team, Carpet Gallery goes above and beyond for their customers. They provide a variety of products in hardwood, carpet, laminate, tile and luxury vinyl. Carpet Gallery also offers in-home service, free consultations and estimates, as well as being very experienced in the commercial area. Carpet Gallery of Moose Jaw, however, is more than just a flooring specialty store. They have experts trained in flooring sales and design and will help you find the perfect floor for the way you live. Owner George Hadi commends the incredible staff at Carpet Gallery for their combined years of expertise that allows the company to provide the best flooring services in Moose Jaw. “We have a number of different crews and installers capable of installing hardwood, laminates, ceramic tiles, cushion vinyl, basically all sectors of the flooring industry. Most of our team has been with us from the start when we opened up in 1999. I’ve personally been in the business for about 40 years; Jerry about 50 years. Combined, we have many years of expertise in this industry. Our knowledge and product information that

we can pass on to the customer is next to none.� The team at Carpet Gallery includes George Hadi, Jerry Alexander, Emma Marasse, Scott Marasse, Michelle Malinowski and Joe Wiyunika Kasunai.� Carpet Gallery runs an excellent operation that believes in providing superior quality to its customers and the best customer service. “We run a very professional operation. We have a huge show room with lots of variety and samples. We have different manufacturers that we deal with who are all reputable, with the best quality. We don’t sell any off-goods, all reputable, number one quality goods here! We sell top quality products,� George emphasized. “The professionalism, the knowledge, installation expertise and high customer service are key factors in our operation. We want to make sure people leave here happy and we’ll go the extra mile for our customers to ensure they are satisfied.� If you want to install a new floor and need estimates and professional advice, Carpet Gallery provides free consultations within Moose Jaw, as well as out of town. They will put a package together that best suits your flooring needs. In addition to providing flooring services, Carpet Gallery also gives back to the community. “We believe in Moose Jaw and we make sure we are very strong in the community. We do a lot of charitable donations and give back to the community through sponsorships in different areas like kids’ sports. We supplied Riverside Mission with all flooring products for their renovation and donated product to Running Wild Rescue.� For more information, you can visit their website at www.carpetgalleryofmoosejaw.com or call 1.306.693.3977. They are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Also follow Carpet Gallery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Get Active at YaraCentre

When the YaraCentre field house and athletic facility opened alongside Mosaic Place in August of 2011, it didn’t take long for the massive building to become a hub of activity during both the winter and summer months. That stands as true today as it did back then, and the number of programs and activities offered by the facility has only grown in the time since. First and foremost is the massive

fully modern turf field, measuring in at 60 metres wide and 100 metres long and capable of being divided into quarter-fields for use by multiple groups at the same time – it isn’t uncommon to walk into the building on a cold winter’s night and find lacrosse taking place in one corner, ultimate Frisbee in another and baseball and soccer taking up the remaining space. The building also holds tenancy agreements with both the

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Moose Jaw Soccer Association and the Saskatchewan Selects allstar football program. The turf can be rented out on a first come, first serve basis, and also has special drop-in programs throughout the week, with variable rates and times available depending on the type of usage. The field is only one amenity the building has to offer – a full-size walking and running track surrounds the turf, and a state-of-theart gym and two multi-purpose rooms are located above the ground floor office space. That brings a host of other programs and fitness classes into play, ranging from the senior Silver Sneakers, Pilates, Zumba and spin programs, just to name a few. YaraCentre offers fitness programs throughout the year. For a look at the different programs and classes, as well as rental costs and any other information, be sure to check www. yaracentre.ca.

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Moose Jaw Trap and Skeet Club If you’re looking to refine your target-shooting skills or just want to blow off some shells in a safe environment, the Moose Jaw Trap and Skeet Club is where you’ll want to go. The club – located across the Trans-Canada Highway at the end of Thatcher Drive – features stations for both variations of the shotgun sport and are now open for the warm-weather months. Participants can head out to the club on Thursday evenings around 6:00 p.m.; the range is open until dark. Sunday afternoons the range opens at 1:00 p.m. The range is fairly busy with around 20 shooters per day currently and increasing as the summer progresses. Membership in the club is $35 and $5 for a round of 25 targets. Shooters can bring their own shells, pay $75 for a flat of 10 boxes at the club or $8 per box, which lasts a round of shooting. The two sports involve differ-

ent tactics and shooting angles: in trap, targets move away from the shooter, with five shots per post and five posts per round. Three different ‘game’ types are available – single shot, double shot and handicap, which sees shooters at different yardages from the trap house. Skeet sees a high house and low house, with eight stations around. Shooters will shoot high, low and then a pair or just a high and a low, depending on which station they’re at.

Competitors of all skills are welcome, with some members of the club even opting to try their hand at provincial and national level events. There is one caveat for the range – it’s shotgun-only, no rifles allowed, in order to keep things safe as possible for everyone in the area. Visit The Moose Jaw Trap and Skeet Club facebook page for more information: https://www. facebook.com/MooseJawTrapAndSkeet/

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Saskatchewan Roughriders gearing up for new season after off-field changes

Craig Dicksenson is introduced as the new Roughriders head coach. Canadian Press photo

Zach Evans celebrates with teammates after a fumble recovery touchdown against the B.C. Lions. Canadian Press photo On defence, defensive lineman Charleston Hughes and A.C Leonard lead the way, with linebackers Sam Hurl, Cameron Judge and Derrick Moncreif leading the charge behind them. Ed Gainey returns to anchor the defensive back corps alongside Chad Getz and Loucheiz Purifoy. Kickers Brett Lauther and Tyler Crapigna will battle it out in training camp, while Josh Bartel returns as the team’s punter – although he could have a challenger if rumours of Regina native and former Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan signing with the team come true. The full Roughriders schedule for 2019 is as follows:

It was an interesting off-season for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, from losing their head coach to the NFL a week after he re-signed with the Riders, to hiring a new general manager and new sideline boss in the span of a few weeks. Of course, it all starts with former head coach Chris Jones, who one week after signing a contract extension with the team announced he would be heading to the Cleveland Browns as a senior defensive assistant coach. Shortly after, Jeremy O’Day was named the team’s new general manager and Craig Dickenson was promoted from special teams coordinator to head coach. Things have been steady since then, as the Riders gear up for the opening of training camp at the end Pre-Season of May. They play their first pre-season game on Fri., May 31: at Calgary, 7 p.m. May 31 in Calgary and their lone exhibition home Thurs., June 6: vs. Winnipeg, 7 p.m. game against Winnipeg on June 6. Rider fans will have to wait a little after that to Regular Season see their team at Mosaic Stadium again, as SasThurs., June 13: at Hamilton, 5:30 p.m. katchewan plays their first two games on the road Thurs., June 20: at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. in Hamilton on June 13 and in Ottawa on June 20. Mon., July 1: vs. Toronto, 5 p.m. Their home opener comes on Canada Day against Sat., July 6: vs. Calgary, 8 p.m. the Toronto Argonauts, which kicks off a string of Sat., July 20: vs. B.C., 5 p.m. three straight weeks at home. Sat., July 27: at B.C., 5 p.m. The Labour Day Classic takes place on Sept. 1 in Thurs., Aug. 1: vs. Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Regina, followed by the Banjo Bowl on Sept. 7 in Fri., Aug. 9: at Montreal, 5 p.m. Winnipeg. Sat., Aug. 24: vs. Ottawa, 5 p.m. The Roughriders are coming off a 12-6 campaign Sun., Sept. 1: vs. Winnipeg, 1 p.m. that saw them finish second in the West Division Sat., Sept. 7: at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. and reach the Western semifinals, where they Sat., Sept. 14: vs. Montreal, 5 p.m. dropped a 23-18 decision to the Winnipeg Blue Sat., Sept. 28: at Toronto, 5 p.m. Bombers. Sat., Oct. 5: vs. Winnipeg, 5 p.m. Zach Collaros returns as the starting quarterback, Fri., Oct. 11: at Calgary, 7:30 p.m. with David Watford his incumbent back-up. Tre Fri., Oct. 18: at B.C., 8 p.m. Mason returns after leading the team in rushing last Sat., Oct. 26: at Edmonton, 5 p.m. season, as do leading receivers Shaq Evans and vetSat., Nov. 2: vs. Edmonton, 2 p.m. eran Naaman Roosevelt. The team’s offensive line will have some familiar faces in the likes of veterGrey Cup: Nov. 24 in Calgary. ans Dan Clark and Brendon LaBatte. 52 2019 Moose Jaw Magazine.com

Hopkins Dining Parlour

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Welcome to Hopkins Dining Parlour - fondly recognized by locals and situated in the beautiful historic home of the late Edward Nicholas Hopkins. Glady Pierce along with her family, the late Wayne and Rick Pierce, cultivated this treasured, awardwinning local and provincial heritage site beginning with it’s purchase in 1978, through to it’s first meal served in 1979 and through several years and awards until present day where Glady continues to make it the cherished establishment community residents know and love. Hopkins Dining Parlour offers lunch, dinner and drink service on both reservation and walk-in basis. The four-story familyfriendly establishment boasts two banquet rooms, several large dinner tables, a fireplace area, lounge, indoor and outdoor patio dining experiences, all surrounded by breathtaking antique displays and a

turn-of-the-19th-century ambience. Ghost stories are also conspicuously optional for many who visit Hopkins Dining Parlour, as the restaurant has been featured on several notable television and news stories, thanks to it’s resident ghost who Glady and her staff affectionately refer to as “Minnie (the late Mrs. Hopkins).” In addition to having been featured in the Globe and Mail, local publications and Canadian television show ‘Creepy Canada,’ the restaurant is known for their nonghastly specials as well. These include the annual Medieval Feast nights every weekend during September and October, and more recently, Hopkins has featured specials such as “Karaoke” and “Wing Wednesdays.” Business Hours are: Lunch Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 am to 4:30 pm/ Dinner Tuesday to Saturday 4:30 pm to close:Sunday and Monday 5 pm to closing Request a tour between 2 to 4 pm any day between Tuesday and Saturday, or make your reservation by calling 306.692.5995

Hopkins Dining Parlour is Saskatchewan's most unique restaurant with Victorian decor and antique furnishings. Great prime rib, seafood, steaks and 25 flavours of wings. Enjoy our beautiful patio during the summer months. Daily Lunch, Appetizer, Dinner and Drink Specials. We hope that as our guests you enjoy the quaint atmosphere and fine dining we enjoy offering. Within walking distance of the Mineral Spa, Underground Tunnels and our marvelous murals. CHECK US OUT ON

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Miller Express set for another season of Western Canadian Baseball League action

Miller Express shortstop Ty Lightley will be back on the field this season. On a nice summer’s evening, there’s nothing quite as enjoyable as heading out to the ballpark and checking out the action as the boys of summer do their thing out on the baseball diamond. The Moose Jaw Miller Express offer local fans a chance to come out to get in on a little baseball action through the months of June, July and August as they take the field at Ross Wells Park and do battle with competition from throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan in the Western Canadian

Baseball League. Playing in a 12-team wood-bat league featuring some of the top collegiate baseball players from across Canada and the U.S. makes for many entertaining evenings for fans of the Express, who regularly fill the park to cheer on the young up-and-coming players. The Miller Express are coming off a 23-25 record last season and are expecting to be busier this year, as the league has added eight games to the schedule, extending the season a week into August in order to give each team four more home games. The playoffs have been shortened to a best-of-three series as a result. Moose Jaw’s home opener is set for May 29 against the Melville Millionaires, with five of their first six games at home in the friendly confines of Ross Wells, widely considered one of the best baseball parks in the province. The team will have a new look on the sidelines this year after an off-season coaching change, but optimism remains high as players and their college teams wrap up their seasons down south and start to look toward

Eric Marriott lays down a bunt for the Moose Jaw Miller Express during the 2018 season. summer ball. Season tickets are currently on sale, with holders receiving 28 tickets to be used at any game. Packages cost $195 or $275 for club seating with a limited amount available. To purchase tickets contact Cory Olafson at 306-631-8893 or Darryl Pisio at 306-630-8108 or contact the team at https://www.mjmillerexpress.com/ contact

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HOME STORE Castle Building Centre has been at the same location on the corner of High Street and 5th Avenue NW for almost 80 years. It has undergone name changes, renovations and expansions over the years. If you are doing a DIY project, they have deck materials, gardening equipment, tools, doors, windows, siding and roofing material, bathroom fixtures, kitchen cabinets, home dĂŠcor, sheds, top of the line paint matching technology and both trending and classic lighting. What makes this hardware store stand out from others is more than the products it offers. When customers walk into the doors, whether it is for the first time or one of many, they are greeted with a smile and an offer for assistance by knowledgeable staff. Customers will find items that are not available in big box stores. The space is rearranged on a regular basis, to accommo-

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date both new items and to showcase ideas for home improvements. The lumber yard is well organized, so getting supplies can be done in a timely manner, ensuring that customers can get back to work on their projects quickly. Mike Vangeldner is one of the people responsible for making the customer experience a positive one. He creates efficient traffic flow nd makes sure that the shelves are always stocked with merchandise. A new kitchen display features cabinetry, countertops and storage, all in a variety of configurations. Don Swetlikoff has been with Kitchen Craft Cabinetry for fifty years and offers expert advice to those who want a new look. He invites everyone to come see what is available. Ray Toews is the hands-on owner that is always around on the premises. He believes in his team, listens to his staff, valuing their input and acting on their good suggestions for improving efficiencies and customer satisfaction. Although sales are important, for Ray, the customer always comes first. He and his staff will do

everything they can to make sure that their clients are 100% satisfied. They will provide special orders, delivery and expert advice. They give back to the community, with donations, sponsorships and customer appreciation events. That’s what makes Castle Building Centre different. You may go into the store with a vague idea or a specific plan of exactly what you need, but you will leave feeling like you have been treated like a treasured family member. See for yourself. Visit them at 506 High Street West, or call 306-693-0211.

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Warriors looking to build on surprise success from last season

Forward Tate Popple and defenceman Daemon Hunt will be two players to watch when the Moose Jaw Warriors take the ice next season. There can be little question the Moose Jaw Warriors were the Western Hockey League’s greatest overachievers in the 2018-19 regular season. Coming off a campaign that saw the team win the Scotty Munro Trophy as the league’s top regular season team, the Warriors were expected to have a similar collapse and fate as the Regina Pats and the defending champion Swift Current Broncos – two teams that missed the playoffs by more than 30 points. Instead, the Tribe was there battling for second place in the East Division right from the get-go before eventually putting together a 40-20-6-2 record and setting a new team

mark for wins on the road in the process. The question now is, can they keep the roll going? The Warriors will lose some key components from last year’s team to graduation, including one of the biggest of all in 53-goal scorer and 113-point man Tristin Langan, along with standout netminder Brodan Salmond and stalwart defenceman Dalton Hamaliuk. The team will likely have a 20-year-old slot open heading into 2019-20, as forwards Luke Ormsby and Alec Zawatsky are the only two 1999-born players likely to return – defenceman Josh Brook is a lock to play professionally in the Montreal Canadiens organization, and Justin Almeida will likely crack the line-up somewhere with the Pittsburgh Penguins. WHL rookie scoring leader Brayden Tracey (36-45-81) is the team’s highest scoring returning player, while fellow forward Tate Popple (11-8-17) will look to rebound from an injury-hampered campaign that saw him play only 42 games. The Warriors will also likely be looking for bigger things from Carson Denomie (8-9-17) after his solid showing in the post-season. Defence will be the undeniable strength of the team, led by Vancouver Canucks draft pick Jett Woo (12-54-66), standout rookie Daemon Hunt (7-13-20) and veteran presence Matthew Benson (0-1-1). Goaltending also shouldn’t be an issue, with Adam Evanoff (2.61 goals against average, .916 save percentage) entering his 19-year-old season after a solid regular season and stellar performance in the playoffs. Be sure to keep an eye on whl.ca for the full WHL schedule later this summer.

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If you love the game of golf, you are going to love Moose Jaw

Within city limits Moose Jaw boasts three popular golf courses and numerous others within a short drive away. West along Spring Creek Valley, Lynbrook Golf Course offers golfers 6000 yards of open rolling prairie, ponds, grass roughs and bunkers. It’s a friendly and enjoyable course that will challenge you but won’t break your spirit if you aren’t a seasoned golfer. Lynbrook Golf Course hosts numerous tournaments throughout the year and most who golf there say that the club is very social and the friendliest one around. You’ll love the familyfriendly environment! If you want a course that’s a little more challenging, Hillcrest Golf Course on the northern edge along Spring Creek features rolling hills, coulees and waterways. This century-old 5,662-yard course hosts provincial tournaments and numerous others and offers a fun and challenging day of golf. The privately-owned Deer Ridge Executive Course winds along the Moose Jaw River Valley over the water and around the sprawling river flats. The 2,985-yard course turned the river area adjacent to the city into a scenic spot. Make a day of golfing by taking a short drive out of the city to experience other courses. Harbour Golf Club and Resort is a championship course along the shoreline of Lake Diefenbaker.

The course is marked by challenging holes and offers a great venue with lakeside atmosphere. The 6,405-yard course is located next to a marina in a bay near Elbow. Players enjoy fairways with the smell of fresh water, sand dunes and views of sail boats on the lake. Just 40 minutes’ drive from Moose Jaw, the Long Creek Golf Course at Avonlea has golfers play along Long Creek coulee farm country. The Long Creek course, 6,542 yards, attracts visitors from all over the region. About 90 minutes from Moose Jaw, the nine-hole Sage View Golf Course in the Palliser Regional Park at Riverhurst offers great scenery among sand dunes, sagebrush and the shores of Lake Diefenbaker that might be a distraction for some golfers. South of Moose Jaw, Willow Bunch Golf Course is located in a coulee near where Sitting Bull and his fleeing tribes camped 150 years ago. It’s a place where golfers can imagine the past. Thomson Lake, an oasis located in the middle of the Prairies near Lafleche, has nine holes along the trees planted by park founders. The 3,000-yard Coronach Golf Course winds its way along the Prairie within sight of the major power plant. The lounge and pro shop are located in a heritage railway station.

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Visit Willow Bunch for a game of golf, a little history and camping where libations, snacks and food choices are available. Tee times are available by calling 306.473.2852.

Willow Bunch Golf Course A favourite gem in Southern Saskatchewan, The Willow Bunch Golf Course is located in the scenic Jean Louis Legare Regional Park, just a few minutes drive from the Town of Willow Bunch. Willow Bunch is located about an hour-and-a-half drive from here, approximately 80 miles south of Moose Jaw and 30 miles north of the U.S. border. This course appeals to all levels of golfers, with approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of grass greens, and three tee boxes at each hole, amidst this beautiful serene valley. Each hole is lined with Saskatchewan hardy tree species like White Poplar, Ash, Maple and American Elm. The course has been in operation since 1965, as well as a school that was converted to a club house in 1969

Jean Louis Legare Regional Park Within walking distance of the golf course, the Jean Louis Legare Regional Park offers a campground that is open from the middle of May until the middle of September with affordable daily camping rates. This is a natural, well-treed park with campground, children’s playground, gazebo and picnic shelter. There is also an outdoor pool in Willow Bunch.

a spectacle in museums and did not find its final resting place until 1989. Beaupré’s remains were cremated and on July 7, 1990 Edouard Beaupré was buried honourably in Willow Bunch at the feet of a life-sized statue dedicated to his remarkable spirit. At the museum, more history can be unveiled by learning about the town’s co-founder and pioneer J.L. Legare, Metis culture and artifacts, and the connection between this community and Sitting Bull’s Last Stand. On location is a Gift shop and tourist information booth, as well as an Elevator, wheelchairs and walkers available.

The Willow Bunch Museum & Heritage Society While in Willow Bunch, there are a number of attractions of interest, as well as the ever-popular golf course. One of the tallest men in the world was born here and The Willow Bunch Museum & Heritage Society is where you need to stop to learn about the “Willow Bunch Giant”. The Museum operates from mid-May to mid-September. Edouard Beaupré, born in 1881 and the eldest of 20 children, died at the age of 23 on tour with the Barnum and Bailey Circus. At the time of his death, Beaupre was 8 feet 3 inches tall. For many years, his body was

Sage View Golf Course with spectacular desert vistas

If you want to enjoy a desert golf experience right here in the heart of Saskatchewan, you need not look any further than right on the shores of Lake Diefenbaker at Palliser Regional Park near Riverhurst. Sage View Golf Course is a challenging link-style course that plays through coulees along Lake Diefenbaker. This is truly a unique and challenging course, just an hour-anda-half drive from Moose Jaw. The fairways are challenging with tee-offs high above rolling greens, offering dramatic and breathtaking vistas to enjoy, and of course, sagebrush and lakeside views are everywhere. At one of the par 3 holes, there is an 80-foot elevation from tee to green. A licensed restaurant is on site and there is a 4,000 sq. ft. tournament/

banquet room that can accommodate up to 80 people. There are also Stay and Play Golf Packages available. Sage View Golf Course is open from

May 15th to October 15th and for bookings or more information, call 306.353.2065.

Harbor Golf Club & Resort Opened in 1988 to the public, this 18 hole championship course is situated on the bluffs overlooking the scenic Lake Diefenbaker at Harbor Recreational Site in Elbow, Saskatchewan. Feast your eyes on the panoramic view of miles of sandy beaches, the lake, the sailboats and our spectacular golf course. Browse the wellstocked pro-shop, take time to enjoy the beauty of the harbor or relax around a natural fireplace with friends and family. Our clubhouse, with its outdoor patio, dining area and licensed lounge, provides enjoyment for golfers, sailors and sightseers alike. We also have a concession open during pro shop hours. 2019 Golf Rates (taxes not included)

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Hillcrest Golf Club ...SINCE 1913

Welcome to one of Southern Saskatchewan's premier golf courses! The Hillcrest Golf Club totals 6400 yards from the back tees, and is of classic prairie design. Its holes play in and out of the creek valley providing many challenging elevation changes. The course will test the golfer in many ways, normally requiring the use of every club in a golfer's bag. If you truly love golf, there is simply no better choice than the Hillcrest Golf Club. This unique setting is the ideal location for local players or golfers who travel from outside the area. The tranquil atmosphere along with our naturally fed spring creek, rolling hills, and our poplar trees complete the landscape. As you travel the course you cannot help but bask in the rich traditions of this 104 year old course. Our convenient location makes us an ideal choice for corporate

outings, charity events or company functions. Just a short 35 minute drive west of Regina on the double lane Highway #1. We are located at the corner of Thatcher and Main St N, with easy access from the hwy for out of town visitors. Whether it is the back shop, kitchen or pro shop, our friendly and you with the treatment all our members are accustomed too. Our dedication to one is our main goal. Come experience golf the Hillcrest Way! Hillcrest Golf Club 1599 Main Street West Moose Jaw, Sask 306 693 1921 www.hillcrestgolf.ca

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Sukanen Village Museum celebrates 50 years of operation

Fifty years ago, six local vintage car enthusiasts wanted a place to work on their cars and display them. The foundling antique auto association acquired 40 acres of pasture land 13 km south of Moose Jaw. A building with a small office and space to work on the cars was built. Within weeks, folks from the Briercrest district asked if the antique auto association would save their recently closed school. The school was moved on site beside the one building. A church congregation wanted their place of worship saved and the club moved that building next to the school. That began the museum side of the village. One by one, more buildings were saved from demolition or weather deterioration, as people discovered someone was willing to save their heritage. A hardware store, a blacksmith shop, a town hall

and a CNR railway station formed the core of this unique museum/car club. Donations of old cars, trucks and farm equipment came in. Some mornings when volunteers arrived, they found all kinds of artifacts and equipment left at the front gate. That first fall, the club put on the first museum threshing bee with car and tractor parades. The event was a resounding success and became an annual affair. In the early 1970s, member Moon Mullins, heard about an unusual Finnish settler in the Macrorie district north of Moose Jaw. The story was that settler Tom Sukanen had built a steam ship with plans to sail up the Saskatchewan River to Hudson Bay via the Churchill River and on to Finland. The ship hull was being used to store grain. The incredible story sparked imaginations and the process of acquiring, moving and restoring the ship began. In 1974, the restored ship was dedicated and Tom Sukanen’s body was re-buried next to his ship. The museum was re-named the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum. Since then, the museum has grown to more than 40 buildings on display with over 200 cars, trucks and tractors. Some highlights of the collection include a 1913 grain elevator, the Prime Minister John Diefenbaker homestead, the fire hall and Allis-Chalmers/Case and John Deere tractor collections. Sukanen Village is just a short drive south of Moose Jaw and is open seven days a week from May 8th to September 9th. Hours are Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 12noon to 6:00 p.m. For general museum questions call Gord @306.630.5727 or leave a message @306.693.7315.

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plus food concessions. There will also be motorcycle games and a burnout pit. There are prizes awarded for the games, as well as trophies and medallions given out this year. Prairie Oasis Attendees are invited to camp on site, Hwy 1 E & Thatcher Dr - 306-693-8888 but there is also a commuter bus to Boogie as one of the best and longest Assiniboia for those that would rather running motorcycle events in Western stay in a hotel and come out to partake Dreamland Motelin the beer gardens and festivities. Canada. 1035 Athabasca This year, the Saskatchewan Independ- EThe Boogie draws attendees from ent Riders (SIR) Moose will host the 40th St. across the prairies and the U.S. and is Jaw Victor Boogie Sylvan Valley Regional one of the longest-running motorcycle THRIFTLODGE 306-692-1878 Park from June 14-16. events in Western Canada. The Boogie Hwy 1 E - 306-693-3601 The Boogie has improved over the can be very weather dependent and can years, getting bigger, better, and more vary from 500 to 1,200 attendees that Grant Hall efficiently run. travel from across Saskatchewan, other 401 Main St Ngo provinces and the United States. All of the proceeds from the Boogie to charity. The SIR is a not-for-profit This event is primarily an adults-only Moose Jaw TRAVELODGE MOOSE JAW and members of the club volunteer their event. 306-691-2113 time to raise money to donate to chari- The SIR has plenty of other fundraising 45 Athabasca St E - 306-692-1884 ties, communities, people in need and events planned this year in addition to The Saskatchewan Independent Riders throughout Saskatchpeople in crisis Knights the Boogie. Inn hostBtheir 40th annual St. Victor BooBar Motel ewan. More than $360,000 has been Their Spring Poker Run is scheduled will 45 North Service fundraiser from June 14-16 at Sylvan chari- Rd donated to date through the SIR’s for Saturday, May 25 and will start at gie 200 1st Ave E table activities. Moose Jaw 11:00 a.m. at the Crushed Can in Moose Valley Regional Park. Assiniboia Over the year’s, the SIR has also done Jaw. From there, there will be stops at jewelry, $100 Rider store card, plus 306-692-0647 a lot of work to the site at the Sylvan the Rouleau Bar, Ogema Bar, Assini- Boogie 306-642-5951 merchandise. Valley Regional Park, which is home boia (121 Steakhouse) and finally the Finally, the club will be hosting its HOTEL (1992) LTD Mayfair Inn to the St. Victor PARK Petroglyphs. It is loSIR Clubhouse in Congress. All proToyker (Toy & Poker) Run on Saturcated 20 minutes 28 southManitoba of AssiniboiaSt on E ceeds go to Journey to Hope. 104 4th Ave E Highway 2. The club will be having its Father’s Day day, Aug. 17 starting at Assiniboia CenStreet Park at 11:00 a.m. Riders are Moose Jaw June Raffle on June 15 with the proceeds go- treGravelbourg On Friday, June 14th and Saturday, to bring a new unwrapped toy as 15th, Lewellyn Moss from Melfort will ing towards a breast cancer mammo- asked 306-692-2321 306-648-2888 be performing at the Boogie which will gram screening bus. The raffle prizes all proceeds go to the Salvation Army also have a beer garden and shooter bar, include a $400 lawnmower, $250 biker Christmas Campaign.

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Surprising art gallery located in southern Saskatchewan

You wouldn’t expect to find a world class art gallery in a small town on the dusty plains of southern Saskatchewan. The Shurniak Art Gallery in Assiniboia surprises visitors to this farm service centre. The modern gallery exhibits collections accumulated by globe-trotting business executive Bill Shurniak, whose 50-year business career posted him on the continents of North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. During these operations, Shurniak’s spare time was spent visiting artists and collecting their art mostly from up and coming talent as he viewed them. While the collections are mostly paintings, the displays also include sculpture and indigenous themed work. Canadian paintings include pieces by Alan C. Collier, Nicholas de Grandmaison, James Henderson, Doris McCarthy, Franklin Arbuckle, Yehouda Chaki, and Allen Exhibits are regularly rotated so that visitors can view all of the Shurniak collection over time. The Assiniboia and District Arts Council has an office and exhibit space in the gallery. The gallery has frequent exhibits by local and regional talent. Currently the water colours of Avonlea’s Paul Geraghty and the 14th annual photo competition by the local Group of 10 are in the gallery. The 8,000 square foot gallery, courtyard and outdoor sculptures by the late Joe Fafard of Saskatchewan were developed by Shurniak as a

thank you to the town where he started his career as a bank teller. Having grown up in the nearby Limerick district, Shurniak recognized district towns in the gallery by naming each of the seven rooms for a local village. Visitors come by car or bus and can refresh their palates at the in-house cafe Fresh Start with home-made baking and dainties.


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Old Wives Lake Festival focuses on Mossbank’s history

The annual Old Wives Lake Festival in Mossbank, just under an hour drive south of Moose Jaw, packs all of the area’s history and attractions into one weekend for festival-goers to enjoy. The event began as Blacksmith Days, with a live blacksmith demonstration at Ambroz Blacksmith Shop — the only blacksmith in the province that remains on its original site with most of its original tools. As the area developed and became

a hotspot for birdwatching, the festival evolved as well. Now, after 10 years running, the weekend is packed with tours of local attractions, a Show and Shine put on by Justinsane Barbie Car Club, a farmer’s market, children’s activities, axe throwing, a pancake breakfast, and a street dance with The Openers from Regina as headliners. Mossbank Museum runs free bus tours that stop at the local salt plant, the ghost town of Ardill, the old RCAF Bombing and Gunnery School from the 1940s, and the Old Wives Nature Area. The Old Wives Lake Watershed Association will be hosting children’s activities and education sessions about the birdwatching in the area, and the Bird Sanctuary has viewing stations to catch a glimpse of the many species that make their home at Old Wives Lake. As a highlight of the festival, the blacksmith demonstration continues every year. The Mossbank Golf Club will also be hosting a golf tournament on July 19 this year, to kick off the festival. There will also be a buffet style supper on July 20,

with advance tickets available by calling (306) 354-2294. The Old Wives Lake Festival remains free of any admission fees, other than the street dance and the golf tournament, and welcomes the whole family with a range of activities to suit any interest. This year’s event will be on July 19 - 21, with the majority of events scheduled for the 20th. More information about the schedule can be found on the festival’s Facebook page.


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T. rex Discovery Centre offers a look at legendary dinosaur

Scotty is just one of the dinosaurs on display at the T. Rex Discovery Centre. Tourism Sask photo What started as a simple exploratory expedition in the Frenchman River Valley in the early 1990s has become one of the greatest paleontological discoveries in modern history. And now fans of dinosaurs can check out the find, full form at the T. rex Discovery Centre in Eastend. The discovery took place on Aug. 16, 1991, when local teacher Robert Gebhardt joined a team of Royal Saskatchewan Museum paleontologists in exploring exposed bedrock along the Frenchman River, with the goal of simply

learning about the science of how fossils are discovered. Soon, he’d come across what would turn out to be the remains of a tail vertebrae while walking along a cattle trail. Not much longer, they found a piece of jaw with teeth still attached sticking out of the side of hill. Both belonged to one of the greatest predators of the Cretaceous period, the Tyrannosaurus rex. Three years later, work began in earnest excavating the skeleton of the dinosaur who would become known as ‘Scotty’. The 65-million-year-old bones were meticulously preserved and a display was constructed to show off the incredible find – with around 75 per cent of Scotty’s bones eventually being discovered. The result is an imposing skeleton on display at the Centre, along with a host of other fossil discoveries from around the area. The museum offers a wide variety of exhibits and informative pieces designed to enhance the visitor’s knowledge of dinosaurs found in Saskatchewan. The T. rex Discovery Centre opens on the May long weekend and can be visited from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily until Labour Day. Guided tours are available. Admission is by donation and all are welcome.

Visit Free To Be Me Animal Sanctuary: Home to a Wide Variety of Animals offer educational ours to cover opera-

Hope the goat stays warm during the late fall while on the farm. Free To Be Me Animal Sanctuary is located on the outskirts of Moose Jaw and provides a home for unwanted, abused, rescued or surrendered farm animals. Owner Louanne Shropshire and her daughter, Melissa Pierce, created the sanctuary more than a decade ago so farm animals could be treated humanely. It was not initially meant to be a location where tours would be given, but as more animals were brought to the sanctuary, it was suggested that the organization could

tional costs. The sanctuary provides a space for animals to heal and feel affection, freedom and compassion they might never have received before. Some of the animals housed at the sanctuary were abused, were saved from slaughter or bought at auction. Others were considered defective by previous owners, were bought and then no longer wanted, or were even dumped at the farm site. There are a wide variety of animals located at the sanctuary, such as horses, ponies, llamas, alpacas, sheep, ostriches, emus, geese, ducks, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, cats, dogs, cows and goats. You can even find the odd wild Canada goose or other wild bird wandering around among this group of unlikely pals. The site will soon be open for the season, but tours are by prior appointment only. A minimum donation of $10 to $20 per person is suggested. Further donations could include gift cards to the Co-op for animal food,

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Mikey the pig shows off his favourite team while wallowing in the mud. Photos courtesy Free To Be Me Animal Sanctuary while cat food, fruit and vegetables are welcomed. The sanctuary also accepts hay and straw. This is a wonderful place for the whole family, but remember to wear old clothing and boots, as this is a farm and not a zoo. To arrange a tour, call 306-684-2231, or visit the Free To Be Me Sanctuary Facebook page.

Grasslands National Park becomes more visitor-friendly

The east block of Grasslands National Park has moved from primitive ranch land conditions in the 1980s to become more visitor friendly yet retain the wilderness aspects of the sweeping grasslands in Southern Saskatchewan. In the last two years, developments have included the construction of a 10.7 km paved road meandering along the Rock Creek Valley and the Killdeer badlands. The route allows visitors to see the spectacular sights without hiking for miles. The building of structures called oTENTiks offers visitors another alternative to stay in the park. Until these structures were put up, visitors had to camp or stay in recreational vehicles overnight. Guided walking tours to see homestead sites, tipi

rings and fossils are offered. Hikers still have lots of opportunity with six marked trails ranging from 1.5 km to 12 km in distance. One hiking trail takes hikers to see the badlands while another goes into the Valley of 1,000 Devils and the hoodoos. One of the longer trails leads through rough topography to the Red Buttes on the west side of the block with possibility of seeing curlews, swift fox or sage grouse. In mid-August the park hosts a dinosaur dig for several days where visitors can see first hand how fossils are dug up and preserved. The east block is about two hours drive south of Moose Jaw on Highway Two, west on Highway 13 to Limerick and south on Highway 18.

Tours offered to view Avonlea badlands Thousands of years of erosion formed awesome depressions called badlands in semi-arid plains stretching from southern Canada to Mexico. A badlands site exists 30 minutes from Moose Jaw just outside the Village of Avonlea. For several years the Avonlea Museum has been conducting tours of this natural phenomenon. These badlands are small, just over a mile square, but contain

all the elements of larger betterknown sites with hoodoos, cathedral formations. Visitors to the Avonlea badlands have said these are just as nice as the famous Drumheller Alberta badlands. The walking tour crosses a prairie pasture to the white clay bottom land with bits of vegetation here and there. Visitors can climb to a hoodoo with a hole in it; it looks like an eerie eye. Below the badlands rim, the tour

passes castle style eroded pillars and what seems like giant organ pipes carved out of the wall by eons of erosion. Tours of the site are offered by the museum only on weekends and then if weather permits. A small amount of rain turns the clay bottom land into a slippery greasy surface Tours can be book at the museum website info@avonleamuseum. ca or by phoning 306-868-2101.

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888 Main Street North Ph. 306-691-0080 Text 306-631-4609 Online Pandaautoservice.ca

Located in the heart of downtown Moose Jaw. Hours of Operation Panda Tire & Auto, a family owned local business, has been serving Moose Jaw and area residents Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 for the past 30 years. Although vehicles have changed a lot in that time the basic reason for our existence has remained constant. We believe it’s important that when you choose to do business with the team at Panda Tire & Auto, you feel completely comfortable with any decision you make about keeping your automobile operating safely and reliably. Our shop is unique in many ways. For example, we have a learning center where you can not only see and touch many common automotive parts, but also learn how they work. We have lots of demonstrators to play with for automotive systems such as timing belts, wheel hubs, shocks, and struts. Video on demand available on a big screen TV for you to view animations so you may gain a better understanding of how the various systems work. There is even a tire which shows different tread depths helping answer the questions like “What does 5 – 32nds of an inch or 7mm tread depth actually look like?” If you are like most people you will find it easier to take in new information visually thru our extensive show and tell way of explaining automobiles. There is a family feeling about the place because we are after all, a local family business. There’s a small museum display in the spacious showroom featuring a model ‘T’ Ford and of course there are many Pandas of all kinds everywhere you look. In our comfortable waiting area there’s cold water in the fridge, fresh coffee, wifi and TV. While our atmosphere is fun, an automobile is an investment and we take our responsibility for providing you with the information you need so you may make informed intelligent decisions seriously. Every team member at Panda will work with you and within your budget to develop a cost-effective maintenance plan and provide choices that make financial common sense. We will never put money ahead of people. Technicians on our team are the best, very competent and well qualified. They regularly attend update training to keep up with the newest technology. Should a question arise that your personal service advisor can’t answer your servicing technician is always willing to speak directly with you to answer any technical questions you may have. Our shop is well equipped with modern technology and tools. Services that we perform range from simple maintenance services and tires to complicated diagnostics, brake work, suspension, and wheel alignment to name just a few. Give us a call, we would love to help you to look after your automobile.

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Curtis, Rosemarie, and the team.

Riverhurst Walleye Classic displays the beauty of Lake Diefenbaker

Just over an hour’s drive from Moose Jaw, Riverhurst sits on the edge of Lake Diefenbaker and is a welcoming spot for individuals to stop by and enjoy the lake, just as much as the community does. Even the village’s main fundraiser takes place out on the water of Lake Diefenbaker. The 29th annual Walleye Classic is a non-competitive, family-friendly fishing derby. Every year, organizers see teams from across the prairies and even the United States travel out to Saskatchewan’s largest body of water and take part in the excellent walleye fishing available. Each part of the weekend is sponsored and run by volunteers, from the group suppers at the Riverhurst Rink each night to the weigh-in station running all weekend. Fishermen launch from Rusty’s Marina, located in Palliser Park, and can stock up on bait and other supplies at the bait shop near the launch. Riverhurst and area is the perfect place to house fishermen — and their families. Most fishermen choose to camp, either down in Palliser Regional Park or at the Riverhurst campground, but there are also incredibly cozy cabins available at the Mainstay Inn and rooms at the Riverside Inn. The entirety of the local area comes together to make sure the derby is a fun weekend for everyone. There is a raffle, silent auction, and Calcutta available through the weekend. Sponsors provide all cash and merchan-

dise prizes, and with up to $23,000 in prizes to be won, there’s a great chance of taking home something. This year’s event will take place on June 15th & 16th, and registration is already open; the derby only takes 100 teams and always has a waitlist. Fishermen get two days of fishing and a chance at cash prizes as well as awards — largest weight, lowest weight, adult/child, male/female, highest finished new team, and a ton of hidden place prizes as well. Entry forms are available at riverhurst.ca and can be printed off to mail in, with a cheque for the entry fee. More information about the Walleye Classic is also on their Facebook page, or by emailing riverhurstwalleyeclassice@gmail.com.

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Church Of Our Lady 566 Vaughan St 306-692-2950

Masses: Saturdays 7pm Sundays 10am & 5:15pm UNITED


St Joseph's Parish 1064 3rd Ave NW 306-694-1944 Masses Saturdays 5pm Sundays 9am &11am





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Worship Services and Sunday School for Children Sundays 10:30am "Everyone welcome" During the month of August congregants are welcome to attend Zion United or Minto United

423 Main St. N. 306-692-3842 M zionunitedchurch Minister: Rev. Tim Ellis Music Director: Bruce Learmonth Sunday Service/Children’s Program 10:30 a.m. No Services in July • www.mjzionuc.ca UNITED

Trinity United Church 277 Iroquois St W 306-692-5445

Special Dinners for the Community: Square Meal – September Christmas Inn – Christmas Day

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Tuesday to Friday 9-12 Sunday Service 10:00 am


Coffee & Fellowship before and after service PENTECOSTAL CHRISTIAN


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Sunday Celebration Service 10:30 am - Noon. Special Programs for Kids & Teens


Everyone is welcome!

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Comfort Inn 155 Thatcher Dr W Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1M1 (306) 692-2100

Grant Hall 401 Main St N Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0W5 (306) 691-2111

Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre 1590 Main St N Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1L3 (306) 693-7550

Moose Jaw Exhibition Company 250 Thatcher Dr E Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1L7 (306) 692-2723

Mosaic Place 110 1st Ave NW Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0Y8 (306) 624-2040

Super 8 by Wyndham 1706 Main St N. Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1L4 (306) 692-8888

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel 323 Diefenbaker Drive Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C1 (306) 972-7829

Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa 24 Fairford St E Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0C7 (306) 694-5055


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