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Central students ready to take the stage with upcoming production Larissa Kurz

The cast for this year’s drama production from Central Collegiate has been hard at work drilling choreography and building larger than life props for their upcoming show, titled Honk. As a fun, musical take on the familiar ugly duckling story from Hans Christian Anderson, Honk is sure to be an entertaining performance worth seeing — as promised by director Brian Bowley. “It’s a family show,” said Bowley. “The music is so funny and the lyrics are really clever. They’re really fun and hilarious characters, lots of farmyard animals and that kind of thing.” Honk tells the story of a little duckling who has been bullied and due to her naivete, kidnapped. She finds herself lost during her escape, and on an adventurous journey as she finds her way back home, while also finding her way to her true self. The show is packed full of charming music and clever choreography to remind the audience that the cast is actually a whole range of animals. “We use certain characteristic things, like certain moves or things they’ll say, that reminds the audience that they’re actually these animals,” said Bowley. With oversized props and western-themed costumes, Bowley and his students have put together a colourful show. “We’ve tried to put things to scale a little bit, so the cattails are 12 feet high to get this perspective that they’re small, and we tried to

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On Nov. 14, Premier Scott Moe revealed his vision for Saskatchewan’s future by releasing Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan: the Next Decade of Growth 2020-2030. “Our province has seen unprecedented growth since 2007 and this plan sets the stage for a strong, innovative economy that will drive that growth over the next decade,” Moe said in a press release. “Our government has always maintained that growth itself is not the goal; rather, growth will afford the ability to invest in a better quality of life for Saskatchewan families and communities. That is the

purpose of growth.” The plan includes 30 goals for 2030. Of note, the plans sets a target population of 1.4 million people for the province, as well as adding 100,000 new jobs and increasing exports by 50 per cent. Other goals include: • Increasing agri-food exports to $20 billion; • $9 billion in potash sales; • Increasing oil production to 600,000 barrels per day; • Tripling the growth of Saskatchewan’s technology sector;

• Building and upgrading 10,000 kilometres of highways; • Supporting communities through $2.5 billion in revenue sharing; and • Reducing surgical wait times to a threemonth target. As part of the plan, three new international trade and investment offices will be established in Japan, India, and Singapore. The government also intends to invest $30 billion in infrastructure over the next decade. The Growth Plan outlines 20 actions for

the 2020s to help the province realize its goals. Some of these actions include: • Maintaining a budget balanced; • Maintaining a competitive tax environment; • Delivering on Saskatchewan’s climate change plan to reduce carbon emissions; • Growing Indigenous participation in the economy. For more information, please visit www. saskgrowthplan.ca.

Festival of Words director given literacy award for ongoing community work Larissa Kurz

Festival of Words executive director Sarah Simison was one of six award recipients honoured by the Saskatchewan Literacy Network on Nov. 4. Simison received the Award of Merit for Professional Leadership, presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Russel Mirasty at Government House in Regina. The category recognizes individuals who have exhibited a dedication to supporting literacy skills in their community and established themselves as literacy leaders in some way. Simison’s nomination was submitted by a former board member at the Festival of Words, detailing the ongoing work she has done to keep the Writers in Schools program up and running. “I was very flattered, and it was a nomination put forward by people I respect, and written by someone I really respect, so I was really, really honoured,” said Simison. The Writers in Schools program is a project that Simison works on with great passion, alongside operations coordinator Amanda Farnel, bringing writers into schools to talk about creative writing and performance skill. “Sometimes it’s fiction writers, sometimes it’s nonfiction, there’s been journalists. We’ve brought in spoken word poets and hip-hop artists,” said Simison. “So, they’re writers of all different genres.” The Festival of Words works with both the Prairie South School Division and the Holy Trinity School Division to deliver these workshops over a couple of weeks, reaching about 2,500 students each year. “The program is so popular that we can’t keep up with

demand,” said Simison. “It’s really helping enhance literacy for students and helping teachers hopefully become better teachers and help their students get excited about creative writing.” Since its inception in 2016, Writers in Schools has grown from operating in a handful of Moose Jaw schools to reaching across southern Saskatchewan in numerous rural communities. Simison even mentioned plans to expand into northern Saskatchewan. “We have focused a little bit more on rural [schools] because how many rural communities are getting writers coming in to talk to them? Usually, it’s kids in bigger centers that get that kind of access,” said Simison. For Simison, receiving an award recognizing the hard work put into this program was an incredible boost. “I’m passionate about my work and I love this community and I love what I do,” said Simison. “And so it just feels like it was just kind of one of those things that validates the work that I’m doing. It was like, ‘yes, you’re doing the right thing, you’re on the right track.’” As for the moment she learned she had been chosen as this year’s Award of Merit recipient, she was immediately grateful to the entirety of her Festival of Words companions. “I totally did not expect it at all,” said Simison. “As much as I’m really flattered to be recognized in this way, I feel like I didn’t get here alone. I have a really amazing board of directors and a huge team of volunteers and my coworker, our operations coordinator Amanda Farnel, she helps me so much in this work and she’s just as passionate about it as I am.”

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Begin the Christmas spirit with kids holiday activities at the WDM Larissa Kurz

The Moose Jaw Western Development Museum is hanging the stockings and preparing the Christmas trees to get ready for their upcoming holiday events for the kids. Karla Rasmussen, programs coordinator at the WDM, is excited to once again see all the happy faces gather for the holiday activities, which begin with a packed day on Nov. 23. The Kids’ Secret Shopping experience will be returning once again this year, giving children aged three and up a chance to do some Christmas shopping all on their own and surprise their family on Christmas morning. Volunteer elves from the WDM will help the kids pick out gifts from their list and budget, no parents allowed, before wrapping them and sending them home to stack under the tree. All the gifts are from the WDM gift shop, and range from $1 to $15, to fit every budget. The event is cash only and will also feature an activity room with cartoons,

crafts, and even writing a letter to Santa, for those who are waiting in line for their turn. “The best part of this event is that there are no parents allowed,” said Rasmussen. “And let me tell you, it is the best feeling to see those young folks come out of there just beaming with pride, having chosen all of their gifts for themselves.” For those who are WDM members, the Kids’ Secret Shopping event will host a special preview on the night before, to shorten the wait times during the busy day — as last year, the WDM helped 200 kids with their Christmas shopping. Also on Nov. 23, the Moose Jaw Amateur Radio Club will be on scene for Shortwave to Santa. They will have with them the proper hardware for the kids to speak with the jolly North Pole resident. “They usually bring a television as well, so you can see Santa’s talking on the radio to you,” said Rasmussen. “It is the coolest thing, and the young folks really get a kick out of it.”

Alongside both these activities, the annual Breakfast With Mrs. Claus will also be returning, hosted by the Moose Jaw Girl Guides as their largest fundraiser outside cookie sales. Breakfast will feature not only the wife of the jolliest man on earth, but also tasty pancakes with a toppings bar and an assortment of baking for sale. All proceeds will return to the Girl Guides, to support their activities throughout the year. “It’s a great way to come out and support the Girl Guides, which is a wonderful organization here in Moose Jaw, and get into that festive spirit,” said Rasmussen. Tickets for Breakfast with Mrs. Claus costs $5 per ticket and are available at the WDM or from the Girl Guides. Breakfast runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and children three years and under are free. The Kids’ Secret Shopping and Shortwave to Santa events have no admission outside of the regular admission to the WDM and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Western Development Museum volunteer Sheryl shows off a Christmas tree ornament to Kids Secret Shopping patron Georgia (2018 Moose Jaw Express photo).

Dance Images shopping gala to be a glamorous evening out Larissa Kurz

There’s a reason that Dance Images by BJ chose to name their annual Christmas event All That Glitters, and it’s because the evening of shopping and mingling has a special kind of holiday sparkle. Studio owner Barb Jackman is excited for this year’s event, which will return to the Sahara Spa on Nov. 30 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. “It’s not your regular craft show, it’s just a special evening in a very beautiful atmosphere,” said Jackman. ll That Glitters is a classy evening perfect for some casual Christmas shopping from a number of great local vendors, but it’s also a little bit more. Jackman also detailed how the evening is a great way to enjoy a night out, while also supporting the studio’s local dancers. The fundraiser is a ticketed event, with all of the funds raised returning to the studio to support Dance Images dancers on their semi-annual competition trip out of province. The Dance Express senior dancers travel to a competition every other year, and raising funds through events such as All That Glitters helps cover travel and hotel costs to allow all dancers a chance to take part in the trip. “We travel out of province this upcoming spring,” said Jackman. “[So fundraising] helps pay for some of the bus and hotel rooms and entry fees, so that enables all children that are part of the troupe to go, no matter what.” All That Glitters is a popular evening each year, featuring music, cocktails, and appetizers perfect for a night out with friends or family. The event will feature Fifth Avenue Jewelry, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, among others. The Flower Station will also have a display, and will be taking pre-orders for gorgeous Christmas bouquets. There will be a door prize available to win, as well as

a Glitter Parade — which Jackman described as “like a penny parade, silent auction, but it’s a pretty spiffed up version.” Jackman promises the come-and-go fundraiser will be a special way to begin the Christmas season. “It is a beautiful evening,” said Jackman. “People can come and start their Christmas shopping, enjoy some so-

cialization and visit our vendors, have something to eat, have a drink, and just start getting into the Christmas spirit.” Tickets for All That Glitters are $25 and can be purchased from any Dance Images dancer as well as from Sahara Spa, at their location at 341 Stadacona St. E.

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Attending live theatre and concerts is a great bang for your buck in Moose Jaw because of the plethora of exceptional talents here. Thanks to numerous productions and concerts upcoming, there are a number of great options to choose from: To kick off the Christmas season and a great opportunity to hold a small get-together in lieu of possibly an office Christmas Party, Joan Ritchie you can attend the Moose Jaw EDITOR Community Players Dinner Theatre this coming weekend, November 22nd & 23rd at the Cosmo Centre. The players will be presenting Saskatchewan’s own ‘Paper Wheat’ production after a great dinner. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at Prairie Bee Meadery downtown. The same weekend, Central Collegiate students will be presenting ‘Honk’ at the Centennial Auditorium (145 Ross St) from November 21st to 23rd. This heartwarming ‘ugly duckling’ story is a hilarious rendition of farm animals, along with music. The subject matter covers very relevant issues like bullying and learning how to have patience with those that may be different. Tickets are $15 adults/$10 students and available online at www.showtix4u.com right up to the day of the show. Briercrest Christmas show returns again, with this year’s production ‘A Father’s Love’ playing from November 29th to December 1st. This uplifting and encouraging production will have lots of recognizable carols and songs, dancers, a big mass choir and orchestra. Alongside, Briercrest will also be putting on a full turkey dinner but unfortunately, tickets for the dinner and show were only available until November 15th. There will be a Christmas Craft Sale, too. Tickets are available online at www.christmas.briercrest.ca prior to the show or at the door the day of. Cost is $19.50 adults/$12 for 12 and under. Family pkgs are available (2 adults & 2 children) for $50 with a cost of $5 for each additional child. Another opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit, the 19th annual Vanier Collegiate Prairie Christmas Concert this year will feature professional drummer Justin Hauck, an alumnus of the school’s music program who now performs with Regina-based Latin band Andino Suns. The concert will be held at Hillcrest Apostolic Church on Sunday, December 8th at 7pm. Admission is $10 adults/$5 seniors and students and $25 for families. This includes cookies and drinks at the break. The 75th Annual Rotary Carol Festival will be held December 9th to 11th at Zion United Church at 7pm. A free-will offering has proceeds going to Rotary community projects. This is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy music of the season by talented vocalists, choirs and musicians of all ages. You can read all this and more in this week’s Moose Jaw Express and online at Moose Jaw Today. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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Local nurses get a taste of medical mission experience with Guatemala trip Larissa Kurz

A group of Moose Jaw nurses boarded a plane to Guatemala earlier this fall, to join a team of medical professionals for a week of open health clinics in the city of Patzun. The five nurses spent a week in the city, helping operate a free clinic and surgical operation to provide women with access to a medical clinic and gynecological surgery at no cost. For Lisa Parker and Cathy Stewart, it was their first experience volunteering for a medical trip such as this one. For Jackie Wilson, Lindsay Stewart, and Lisa Tipper, this trip was familiar to them thanks to their previous volunteer work with the Moose Jaw International Medical Mission. “Lisa Parker and Kathy Stewart are amazing nurses here in Moose Jaw and they just jumped right in and they were willing to work their butts off for us,” said Wilson, founder and active member of the MJIMM. The five nurses joined an assembled team of surgeons and nurses from across Canada and the United States, providing not only their medical expertise but also their familiarity with the surgical room in Patzun. “We were invited down there by another team who had surgeons ready to go but didn’t have any nursing staff,” said Wilson. “It was a mission of a lot of different people. Actually, we called it the Solidarity Team because it was surgeons from all across the States and some of our nurses were from up here, from Canada, including us.” During the week, the Solidarity Team was able to provide 14 gynecological surgeries to local women, as well as clinic and triage services. The trip was something of a precursor to the MJIMM larger trip coming up in February of 2020, where over 30 volunteers have already pledged their time and assistance to the mission. On this annual mission trip, they will provide health services to women, as a team of local doctors and nurses. The group has also put together two stove teams, who will travel the area with stove and water filter kits that they install into families’ homes. “It’s always a beautiful experience going there and meeting the Guatemalan people. We love it. It reminds us why we do these kinds of things,” said Wilson. As of now, the MJIMM is still fundraising to cover the base costs of the trip for their registered members. They

This group of Moose Jaw nurses travelled to Patzun, Guatemala for a week of volunteer medical work. (supplied) have collected about half of their goal of $55,000 and are continuing to fundraise. On Nov. 19, they are hosting an evening of painting, cupcakes, and live music at Painting for Patzun, and they have an ongoing raffle for a donated Fifth Avenue Collection Tree of Life necklace and earring set that will be drawn on Dec. 5. There are a handful of new members signed up for the February mission, and Wilson is really hoping that they enjoy their trip as much as her recent group of nurses did. “I am so excited. It’s always a treat for me to bring other people along that haven’t experienced it before,” said Wilson. More information about the Moose Jaw International Medical Mission can be found on their Facebook page, including how to support their upcoming trip.

Facebook group wants donations to help support families at Christmas Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

A community-run Facebook page is attempting to collect donations from residents so it can auction the items and use the money to help less-fortunate kids and families this Christmas. Second Chance Prom Auction has been working to collect household goods — from clothing to toys and everything in between — since Oct. 1. Fans of the page can then bid on the items that have come in up until 7 p.m. on Fridays. This idea to collect items and then auction them off as part of a larger project began several years ago, explained co-organizer Debbie Trethewey. The idea then was to fundraise and sell raffle tickets throughout the year to help purchase decorations for high school proms. The initiative evolved over the years to support the Moose Jaw Transition House, before it then morphed into helping children and families in need at Christmas. Last year Trethewey worked with the Salvation Army and adopted three families to support at Christmas. This year, though, only one family has stepped forward. Trethewey would like to collect high quality — but gently used — items from residents so she can auction them off at decent prices. So far support from the community has been good, she said. Trethewey hasn’t been as active on the Facebook page in the past month as she would like since she injured herself more than a month ago. However, she is still encouraging residents to send in donations so they can be auctioned to help support a worthwhile cause. More information about the Second Chance Prom Auction can be found on Facebook.

Moose Jaw-Swift Current region absorbs large increase of workers By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

While Saskatchewan has the third lowest unemployment rate in Canada at 5.1 per cent, the Moose Jaw-Swift Current region doesn’t seem to enjoy the same rate of success. The region, with unemployment at 5.4 per cent, was the only one of five Saskatchewan regions to show an increase in unemployment year to year. Last year in October the Statistics Canada Labour Survey found the Moose Jaw-Swift Current region unemployment rate was 3.8 per cent. All of the other regions in the province had reductions in unemployment with Yorkton-Melville the lowest at three per cent. The Moose Jaw-Swift Current region rate was second highest only exceeded by Prince Albert northern at 6.1

per cent. The labour force in Moose Jaw-Swift Current region has increased by 3,000 to 55,800. Along with the increased number of workers the participation rate increased from 65.2 per cent to 69.4 per cent, absorbing 2,000 more workers. There were 3,000 unemployed workers in the region compared with 2,000 in October 2018. The only provinces with lower unemployment rates than Saskatchewan are B.C., 4.9 per cent; and Quebec, 4.6 per cent. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net


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Briercrest Christmas show returns with bells on Larissa Kurz

The beloved Christmas performance from Briercrest Onstage is returning once again this year, with a weekend of performances sure to spark the holiday spirit. This year’s show is titled A Father’s Love, and tells the tale of a young miner who falls in love with a widowed schoolteacher, although he is hesitant to become the father to her three young children. The miner considers his hesitancy through the lens of the story of Mary and Joseph, the nativity story, and offers a tale of courage and faith, as the miner (supplied) realizes how great a force a father’s love at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, and truly is. afternoon shows at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 ”It’s supposed to be very uplifting and and Dec. 1. encouraging,” said Ruth-Ellen Wallace, Briercrest will also be putting on a full performing arts administrative assistant. turkey dinner, held on Nov. 30 at 4:30 “We’ll have lots of carols and songs that p.m. and again at 6 p.m. in the Briercrest people will recognize, as well as some dining room. Tickets for the turkey dinnew Christmas songs, and there’ll be ner include entrance to the show as well dancers and a big mass choir and orches- as the meal. tra.” For yet another year, Briercrest will also A Father’s Love will be playing from be hosting their Christmas Craft Sale Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, with four showtimes during all four performances, for patrons available to attend — an evening show to browse and perhaps find some unique

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Submitted by Lyudmila Tomas I just rejoined the Toastmasters club in Moose Jaw. This is my third time belonging to the Toastmasters club. The first time I learned about the Toastmasters from my English language instructor at the Multicultural Council. She told us that Toastmasters provides a very good opportunity to practice English and public speaking skills. So, myself and most of my classmates joined Toastmasters for the Speech Crafter Course that lasted several weeks. All of us had to do three speeches, as well as take other roles. In the end, we all received Speech Crafter certificates. TAPs Toastmasters club (TAPs) has just started a Speech Crafter Course and is accepting additional participants. Initially, I didn’t really enjoy doing speeches and was having trouble finding topics for my speeches. Later, when I become president of the Russian Association, the public speaking skills I learned at Toastmasters helped me to be successful in doing presentations about Russian culture. The circle of friends that I made at Toastmasters, also became a part of my support system. People join toastmasters for different reasons: to gain confidence, improve presentation skills for job-related purposes, to challenge themselves, to get out of their comfort zone, share their ideas with others, promote a business or event, prepare themselves for a political campaign, learn leadership skills, etc. I personally joined Toastmasters to improve my English skills, but later I also realized that it is a great networking opportunity, as well as an opportunity to promote events and to meet new people. I always tell people that Toastmasters is a ‘great group of people to hang out with’(smile). There are currently two clubs in Moose Jaw: Big Country, that meets on Wednesdays and TAPs that meets on Tuesdays. Both clubs meet at 7 pm at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic board room. If you would like to join either club or if you have any questions, you can contact the president of Big Country Al Doucette at 306 681-5267 or Cathy Morrell at 306-6307015. You can also explore Toastmasters and find both clubs at the Toastmasters website: http://www.toastmasters.org/

Christmas gifts from local artisans — or perhaps something for yourself. The craft sale will be open in Edwards Chapel on Nov. 29 from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and on Dec. 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The holiday weekend is always a favourite of the community, drawing in crowds of people to the town of Caronport. “It’s so moving and it’s so relevant,” said Wallace. “It’s an original drama, we always have someone in-house writing it, so it’s always new and yet it’s familiar at

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Sask. Polytechnic raises Metis flag to honour Louis Riel Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Saskatchewan Polytechnic raised the provincial Metis flag over all four of its campuses in the province to honour cultural founder Louis Riel. The Moose Jaw campus raised the flag on Nov. 15, with a small contingent of students and representatives of the New Southern Plains Metis Local 160 on hand to witness the event. Student Adam Strong helped pull the flag up the pole. He explained that he volunteered to do it since he is from Moose Jaw and is Metis. He thought it would be appropriate to have someone from the community raise the banner; he has helped raise other flags before, but never the blue and white flag with the infinity logo. “I’ve always been interested in Metis history and heritage. I have blood on both sides of my family,” he added. LaVerne Trudel, president of the New Southern Plains Metis Local 160, explained it is a tradition in Saskatchewan to raise the flag and celebrate Louis Riel. The Metis community has its own provincial flag it flies that is different from the usual flag with which most people are familiar. The provincial flag has a bison on it with a Tiger Lily in the corner. As Riel said before he was hanged for committing treason, it would take 100 years after his death before the Metis would arise and come back, Trudel said, something now happening throughout Canada. The Metis are also receiving proper funding from the government, he continued. There is now more money for education, housing and health care. As society

Students Pat Redwood (left) and Adam Strong and commissionaire Al Vance prepare to fly the Metis flag over the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus on Nov. 15. Photo by Jason G. Antonio moves forward, Trudel hoped more people would help the children. Louis Riel Memorial Day would normally be held on Nov. 16, but since that day this year is on Saturday, organizers thought it would be appropriate to hold the flag raising one day earlier. Riel was born on Oct. 22, 1844 in the Red River Colony in present-day Manitoba. He was a Canadian politician and helped found Manitoba in 1870. He led two rebellions against the Government of Canada and was hanged for his crimes in Regina on Nov. 16, 1885.

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Student Adam Strong helps hoist up the pole a Metis provincial flag in honour of Louis Riel Memorial Day. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

BIZWORLD

By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Was there any politics in Moose Jaw co-generation plant announcement?

The news that SaskPower will continue with constructions plans for a new 350-megawatt co-generation power plant in Moose Jaw was some of the best news for the city this year. The $700 million plant will employ up to 500 construction workers for the two years of the natural gas-fired plant’s building. That is a sorely needed short term injection to the local economy with food eateries, accommodation rentals, and other business receiving the main benefits. Many of the 25 well-paying jobs for plant operation will likely commute from Regina, just as when the SaskWater Corporation first came to Moose Jaw in the 1980s. Moose Jaw will have other benefits. The plant will be the first tenant in the new industrial park, the city may be selling treated sewage water to SaskPower and there should be some grants in lieu of taxes for city revenues. For local business, the long-term benefits of the plant come from new industry attracted by the large stable source of electricity. Some of that industry may locate in the industrial park sold to Carpere.com, if they ever pay up the $7 million. Most likely the new business will locate in the growing industrial corridor along the Trans-Canada Highway between here and Regina. Politics, or political baloney, have played a role in the plant’s announcement, delay and re-announcement. The provincial government delayed plant development when it discovered the federal carbon tax would apply. The province saw a need to study the tax impact and made a big deal of the tax as if it would kill the project.

That was part of the political baloney. Both as a power producing alternative to coal and as a reduced greenhouse gas emitter, this gas-fired plant is the best option. Whining helped increase opposition to the carbon tax. On the municipal political front, Mayor Fraser Tolmie was in a rush to take credit for Moose Jaw retaining the plant because of his intense lobbying – more political baloney. The location and decision to continue proceeding with this co-generation plant is simply a matter of meeting business needs. The plant is located close to the electrical switching station at Pasqua and the power grid. More important the plant is located close to the industrial corridor between Moose Jaw and Regina – an industrial area that will need gobs of power in the future. If the provincial government wanted to listen to political influencers it would have gone to the two local Saskatchewan Party MLAs to see if voters wanted and would appreciate the project. Notably, neither of the two MLAs stepped into the spotlight to claim credit for the project proceeding — another indication

the decision to proceed was based purely on the business case. What bargaining chip would the mayor have in lobbying the province anyway?

Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.


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Festival of Trees brings new look to gala evening More than 300 patrons take part in annual Moose Jaw Health Foundation event Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Through its nearly three decades of existence, the Moose Jaw Festival of Trees has become one of the largest and most popular fundraising events in the city. So large and so popular that the 2019 edition of the event saw a complete overhaul that included a venue change to allow the Festival to bring in even more patrons and supporters. The Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre was a kaleidoscope of colours on Saturday night for the 28th annual Festival of Trees, with more than 300 people taking in the annual Moose Jaw Health Foundation fundraiser. “It’s a whole different experience being in a new location, but we’re loving it,” said Festival chair Jackie D’Entremont as patrons began to file into the venue. “It gives us an opportunity to have more guests and decorating is unlimited here, we’re literally raising the roof. Some things are staying the same but we’re really happy with how things have turned out. “Again, the community has come out in full force and bought tickets and sponsored trees; it’s great to have that kind of support.”

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Patrons check out some of the impressively decorated trees on display.

The event had previously been held at the Heritage Inn, but support in recent years has been so strong that the Festival needed a venue change. That’s where Mosaic Place came in, allowing more than 100 more patrons to take part with plenty of room for expansion. “We could have gone up to 400 or 500 this year easily, but that’s a goal for another year,” d’Entremont said. “This year it was really manageable and it’s worked out really well.” What supporters were treated too was nothing short of amazing. Beyond the impressive design and ambience, supporters were served to a special dinner prepared by Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay of Saskatoon. His offerings included beet borscht bacon soup, carrot and ricotta cheese salad, a roast beef striploin and spinach puree entrée and vanilla and orange panna cotta for dessert. Patrons were also treated to music by the band Rock Candy during the post-auction dance. And then there was the highlight of the night – the Grand Live and Silent Auctions, which saw the impressively decorated trees and various displays auctioned off as well as a host of big-ticket silent auction items up for grabs. 191136G0 191136G1 191136G2 191136G3 191136G4 191146G0 191146G1

Moose Jaw Health Foundation executive director Kelly McElree hoped to see enough money raised to close out the ongoing Mammography Matters fundraising campaign for a new, state-of-theart digital mammography machine for the F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. “At the end of the night, with the generosity of the people in this room, we’re hoping to reach that goal,” McElree said. “Every year 3,300 women have mammograms in our community, people come together to support that effort and we’re hoping everyone will give from their hearts and help people in this community because early detection is the key.”

The Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre had a decidedly different look for the 2019 Festival of Trees.

Seeing the Festival grow into the powerful fundraiser that it’s become was especially heartwarming for McElree and the organizing committee. “The Festival of Trees committee said ‘hey, we want to give Moose Jaw an experience that they’ve never had before,” McElree said. “And you take a look around the room tonight, with the gigantic sails on the ceiling, the kaleidoscope lighting throughout the venue, the video screens… that could all only be created by the vision of our Festival of Trees committee led by Jackie d’Entremont and I can’t give them enough credit to pull this all together.”

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TRADING THOUGHTS

Time for western premiers to stand up for Canada and unity

Since October’s federal election political analysts and politicians have almost declared a national emergency on the political landscape’s division among the two largest parties. The Liberals were shut out of Alberta and Saskatcheby Ron Walter wan in this federal election. That fact and the small rising voice of western separatism have created an-end-ofCanada-is-near attitude. A look at past elections clearly shows frequent incidents of Liberals being shut out of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Since 1935, the Liberals have not elected an MP in Alberta in 11 of 22 elections. Saskatchewan voters have shut out the Liberals in seven of 22 elections. The Liberal drought in Saskatchewan ran for three successive elections in the 1980s. Alberta saw no Liberal MPs elected from 1977 to 1988. Loss of any Liberal MPs in these two provinces should not be the end of the world. Both have gone long peri-

Is your home a healthy home? by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor Often, we take for granted things that we have until we don’t have them. This happened to me recently at my place of business when we lost airflow through our office for a short period of time. We have a continuously running fan that stopped continuously running for a few hours and quickly realized what it really does for us. First off, I was amazed with how quiet it had gotten in the office. This white noise we had gotten used to was no longer there and you hear every little noise in all parts of our building. More importantly, there was

ods without any representation in Liberal governments or in cabinet. That is not to say we shouldn’t worry about the separatist movement. Western separation, or Western alienation, has been around before in the 1980s when Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s National Energy Plan raised hackles and briefly in the 1990s when the Reform Party swept the West. None of these previous separatist movements got out of the mud hole they dug. This time could be the same except for a broader sense of alienation from the Eastern-focused Liberals. There are plenty of Albertans who actually believe Justin Trudeau hates the west. That kind of emotional outrage can have bitter consequences. The odds of a successful separation of these two landlocked provinces are long. The separatist claim that international law would require neighbouring countries to allow pipelines is not correct. The international law provides for such pipelines but only once an agreement is negotiated. They would need to develop their own currency and central banking system, their own military defence and

foreign relations posts among other matters. No longer would the average incomes –— currently number one and two in Canada – be that high. But people voting out of rage can easily forget or ignore that scenario as Americans did when electing Donald Trump president of the United States. Stemming the western separatist movement should be a number one priority for political leaders. That priority should include not only Prime Minister Justin Trudeau but the premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Both premiers are irresponsible in their handling of the matter. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe refuses to condemn or criticize the separatist movement while Alberta Premier Jason Kenney actually fans the flames of western separatism with his language. It’s time for these premiers to stand up for Canada as well as their own provinces unless they secretly harbour separatist plans.

a noticeable staleness to the air we were breathing. In our office we have no windows that can open and aside from one door that opens for patients to enter our building there really is no fresh air that comes in when the fan is not running. Thankfully, within a short time, our power came on and the air began circulating again. This made me wonder, however. Are there any health consequences living or working in non-circulating air? Indoor air pollution is a potential threat to one’s health. Pollutants can arise from molds, chemicals emitted from building materials, like paint, pressed wood, vinyl flooring and carpeting and even some furniture. Aerosol cans, deodorizers and cleaning products are regular culprits as well. And of course, there are the remnants of tobacco products. When there is limited air circulation, you have to wonder about the accumulation of the carbon dioxide emitted by humans and pets and how it may affect the blood oxygen levels. Most houses these days are built “airtight” for energy

efficiency. Because of this, nearly all houses are built with Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) systems or air to air exchangers that consistently circulate the fresh outside air with indoor air. Unfortunately, older homes were not built with this in mind. As owners of older homes update their windows and doors to more energy efficient products, these homes become more airtight with no air exchange system like the newer homes. In situations like these, it is important to open windows and doors regularly during the day to promote fresher air. Regularly opening windows, consistently checking and changing furnace and HRV air filters, using green, chemical-free cleaning products, refraining from using aerosols and keeping green plants throughout your home can go a long way to limit the buildup of air pollutants, creating a healthier home.

Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Don Cherry’s suits could generate charitable funds

Another collection of assorted thoughts on various topics: Love him or dislike him, Don Cherry has left a mark on many of us. Years ago after watching a movie based on his life, I had a momentary bit of compassion for him, but that was short-lived after Joyce Walter hearing some of his rants. For Moose Jaw Express If we ever wandered to his Coach’s Corner time slot, it was most likely to see what strange concoction he was wearing rather than to hear his opinions about European hockey players or the need for fighting in hockey. The time-delay switch had to be introduced to monitor whatever might come unexpectedly from his mouth. Despite how he riled up the folks, he was still voted as seventh among the greatest Canadians of all time — in company with the likes of Tommy Douglas, Terry Fox, Pierre Trudeau, Lester Pearson, David Suzuki, Sir John A. Macdonald, Alexander Graham Bell and Wayne Gretzky. Good for him. So now he’s gone from Canada’s hockey show after his latest rant in connection with people who don’t spend $2 to buy and wear a poppy. (A paraphrase of what he said without the racial overtones.) Now without his weekly fashion show stage, how about

an auction of Don Cherry suits with the proceeds going to the Legion poppy fund? It is ironic, that while our Southern neighbours were glued to their televisions to hear about their “Donald,” Canadians were watching the drama unfold with our own “Donald.” Strange times we live in. My prediction is that we have not heard the last from Don Cherry. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Road rage is more likely in a parking lot than on the actual roads. A driver had her signal light on to turn into a parking spot as soon as the occupying car had moved along. Before she could make the turn into the spot, another driver in a smaller car whipped into the spot. A conversation ensued in which the parking spot thief revealed he had not taken driver training and therefore did not know, nor care, about parking lot etiquette. In the same parking lot on this day, spots designated for handicapped parking were full, two of them apparently by drivers who should have parked elsewhere or to give them the benefit of the doubt, had forgotten to display their placard. During the Christmas shopping season, let’s all take care and be kind to each other in parking lots across the city. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • Congratulations to: Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Legion for once again organizing a well-run Remembrance Day service at Mosaic Place and the related poppy fund campaign. Money raised for the fund is used for local projects that support veterans and men and women in service to

their country. • Congratulations to city schools that held Remembrance Day ceremonies, engaging students in why it is important to always remember the consequences of wars and the ultimate sacrifice of lives. • Congratulations to the Moose Jaw Rotary Club for once again presenting the annual carol festival at Zion United Church. The festival is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and we await the lineup for the three days of Christmas music, this year Dec. 9 to Dec. 11. • Congratulations to all the organizations involved in planning and carrying out the dozens of trade shows, bake sales and seasonal celebrations from the end of October right through to days before Christmas. There’s no excuse for anyone to suggest “there’s nothing to do in Moose Jaw. • Finally, congratulations to the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Club for once again stepping forward to sponsor the Santa Claus Parade to take place Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. The parade will gather at the parking lot of the former Zeller’s department store, head down Main Street then turn right onto High Street to end up at Mosaic Place for the Lights On ceremony. Local organizations, businesses and individuals are invited to enter the parade.

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Restorative Justice Week Nov 17 - 24 Mayor Fraser Tolmie signs a proclamation recognizing the week of November 17th to 24th, 2019 as Restorative Justice Week in the City of Moose Jaw. Attending with the mayor were, staff of the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan; Emelia Visca, Crystal Peterson, Jayme Hoffman, Delaney Girodat, Andrea Dyck, Blair Roberts (Provincial Office Communications & Administration Officer), Lindsay Wilcox (Moose Jaw Branch Assistant Program Coordinator) and Shawn Fraser (CEO John Howard Society of Saskatchewan). JHSS is a non-profit organization committed to the development and implementation of policies and programs which lead to improvements in the Canadian Justice System. The primary objective is to seek the means to reduce the consequences of criminal experiences for all those affected by it.

Moose Jaw’s Partners against Violence Committee brings together a number of local service agencies, as well as local RCMP and Moose Jaw Police to work towards building a safer community for all.

Restorative Justice Restorative Justice is an alternative response to crime that focuses on bringing together all individuals who have been affected by a criminal incident. The focus is on addressing the needs of the people involved, underlying issues and the circumstances that led to the crime. Restorative Justice Values include that crime causes harm, justice should focus on repairing that harm and that the people who are most affected by the crime should take part in its resolution. The purposes of Restorative Justice are victim participation, offender accountability, meaningful outcomes, reparation and reduction of recidivism. Traditional Criminal Justice Asks: • What offence has been committed? • Who is the offender? • What should the punishment be?

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The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan is a community based justice organization consisting of people who subscribe to effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime. The Moose Jaw Branch offers the following programs: • The Adult Alternative Measures Program for adults who have been charged with a criminal offence and involves Victim/Offender mediation. • The Extrajudicial Sanctions Program are measures outside of the criminal justice system for young people who have been charged with a criminal offence, from ages 12-17 and involves Victim/Offender mediation. • The Stop Lift Program is an educational program for youth and adults who have been charged with theft, primarily from retail outlets and businesses. The program focuses on education and reducing recidivism. • The Fine Option Program helps people settle court imposed fines through supervised community service work. • The Community Service Order Program requires individuals to complete court ordered community service hours. • The Crime Prevention Program is offered to elementary schools for children attending grade four to grade eight. The program aims to reduce the likelihood of children becoming involved in criminal activity through education and prevention. • The Reintegration and Relapse Prevention program is provided for adults completing sentences and reintegrating back in to the community. The program offers support and programming to prevent recidivism.

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Every minute on Earth, a man dies by suicide, while on average, men die six years earlier than women from largely preventable causes such as prostate and testicular cancers and mental health issues. To shine a light on the problems men face, members of Moose Jaw’s police and medical services are participating in this year’s Movember campaign by raising awareness and funds to support the organization. This means men participating will grow moustaches, while their female counterparts will support the cause in other ways. The Moose Jaw Police Service’s Movember group is composed of 15 members and is growing steadily, explained Const. Kyle Cunningham. Men and women are taking the challenge and focusing on men’s health issues, particularly mental illness. While the men are growing moustaches, the women will run or walk more than 60 kilometres throughout November in recognition of the 60 men who die every hour worldwide from suicide. “It’s a startling number,” he said. “Mental and physical health is very important.” Residents will likely see some police officers sporting moustaches throughout the month, something that doesn’t always happen, Cunningham said. At the end of

November, those members who participate will show off their ’staches and snap pictures. It has been about eight years since the police service had a Movember team, he continued. The service thought it would become involved to raise awareness and have some fun. Cunningham joked that there will be bragging rights up for grabs of the best moustache among the policemen taking part. Mental illness is a challenge in the community today, he

explained. Many of the calls to which police respond are focused on mental health and addictions issues. “We see people struggling out there … ,” Cunningham remarked. “It’s important that we as police officers take a lead role in this and especially in creating awareness … and that conversation.” Moose Jaw and District EMS is using its social media pages — Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — to promote the fact it is participating in this month-long event, explained spokesman Corey McNeice. The team has six members attempting to grow moustaches by the end of November. The goal this year is to raise $1,000; last year the group collected $925. “When it comes to men’s health, just don’t be afraid to reach out, if it’s mental health or just getting prostate or testicular cancer checked,” McNeice added. “Just make that appointment and get checked and take care of yourself.” Anyone wishing to support the police, fire department or EMS in this campaign can donate to the Movember organization. Simply log on and find one of the three Moose Jaw teams to which to donate.


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A successful Christmas craft show and bake sale was conducted by supporters of the Wakamow Valley Authority. The parking lot at the Sportsman’s Centre was overflowing by mid-morning. Wakamow CEO Todd Johnson was surprised. “I’m new to this since January,” he said. Show co-ordinator Trish German was pleased with the response. About two dozen vendors of everything from home preserves, jewelry to Christmas decorations, personal care products, home baking and lunch by Wakamow supporters being available. Proceeds go to maintenance of the Sportsman’s Centre for things like flooring. said German. Photos by Ron Walter

Sukanen Ship Museum’s 50th year was another period moving ahead By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

The Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum’s 50th year was one of the best. Re-elected President Gord Ross told the annual meeting the museum had another good year. “We’re going forward not backward” while some other museums are struggling to survive. The museum events did well with a bank account bigger than last year. “It’s all because of the hard work of you folks,” he told members. A major project during the year involved relocation of the 1890s Glover ranch house to the north end and placing it on a concrete pad. Projects for next year involve replacing artifacts in the Glover house, lifting the church and putting a foundation under, new covering for the fabric building, and work to redo plaster walls on the CNR railway station. The upper portion of the station has been closed to the public because of crumbling plaster. Outer beams on the church have deteriorated to the point the floor is heaving. And work will continue on development of the all-weather workshop, planned for the former site of the Glover house. “We have lot of projects. We just need people to run them,” Ross said/ The museum has received some artifacts from the Regina Civic Museum, including an old hide press. A film may be shot at Sukanen in the spring. Re-elected directors are Lorne Hart, Joe Mitchell, Bob Langdon and Ian Clothier. Newly elected director is Morrie Rays. Unsuccessful candidates were Keith McCaig and Nathan Duncan. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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Nostalgic reunion weekend for Providence Hospital Nursing Class of 1969 and 1970 The Providence Hospital Nursing Class of 1969 and 1970 held a reunion on the weekend of September 18-20th in Moose Jaw. “It was excellent that we were able to have this back in Moose Jaw,” said Jackie Calvert, who was part of the Class of ‘69. “A lot of us haven’t seen each other for 50 years.” The whole weekend was a trip back in time as friends reminisced and caught up on each other’s lives, with numerous get-togethers and a lot of exploring through Moose Jaw’s downtown many years later. The theme for the weekend encircled “yellow roses”. For those unfamiliar, the colour of the roses denotes “being closely associated with the sun, making these roses excellent for cheering people up. Yellow roses send a message of appreciation and platonic love without the romantic subtext of other colors. The color represents feelings of joy and delight.” The reunion kicked-off with a Meet & Greet held in the Rose Room at Providence Place. All the graduation pictures still line the hallways and contributed to a very nostalgic evening. By all accounts, the nurses loved it!

Providence Hospital Nursing Class of 1969: Back Row (l-r): Donna McBurney, Marj Weiss, Judy Humphreys, Lea Meili, Pat Jabusch, Yvonne Homeniuk; Front Row (l-r): Marion Jones, Alice Airie, Marcella McDonald, Shirley Barnes, Jackie Calvert, Connie Leopard

Providence Hospital Nursing Class of 1970: Back Row: Sally Dubin (Regina); Karen Weighill (Vernon, BC); Carol Watson (Avonlea); Sue Kotzer (Russell, Man); Jean Huel (Pilot Butte); Judy Glendenning (Langley, BC). Front Row: Lee McMorris (Moose Jaw); Lynn Johnstone (Moose Jaw); Bev Thorns (Calgary); Carolyn Churchill (Birch Hills); Gail Voegeli (Maymont, Sk); Terry Simard (Saskatoon, Sk); Missing: Linda Stirton (Victoria); Suzanne Elias (Saskatoon0; Karen Wendt (Moose Jaw). Contributed photo.

Working Together for Better Health

MLAs Column

Warren Michelson Moose Jaw North

Warren Michelson, MLA

The Festival of Trees – an event described as Moose Jaw’s “social event of the year” – is always a special weekend. This year, as always, volunteers and sponsors put on a stunning display to kick off the festive season, enjoyed by our community at the Festival of Trees Gala and the Sunday Brunch. More importantly, the Festival brings together the business community and volunteers to help the Moose Jaw Health Foundation raise funds for new state-of-the-art medical equipment to save lives at our hospital. No charitable event has raised more funds for healthcare in Moose Jaw than Festival of Trees. Over the last 27 years, this event has raised over $4,000,000. Money raised at this year’s Festival of Trees will go towards bringing the next generation of mammography to our community. Every dollar raised at Festival of Trees will stay in Moose Jaw to help in the early detection of breast cancer. Good health for the people of Saskatchewan requires everyone doing their part, from each of us making healthy lifestyle choices, to organizations like the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, to the Saskatchewan Ministry of

Health. The work of the Moose Jaw Health Foundation is a wonderful example of working together for the best health care possible. Lieutenant Governor Mirasty gave significant attention to health care in the recent Throne Speech. As it should be, there is discussion on health care initiatives during every legislative session. Health care is the biggest expense item in the provincial budget. In the Throne Speech, it was noted that since 2007 health care funding has more than doubled. Since that time, there are about 3,800 more nurses and nearly 900 more doctors practicing across the province. We have opened five new or replacement hospitals, 13 long-term care centres, and funded 20 additional major capital projects. The inadequacies of the old Union Hospital became nothing more than a memory after the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital opened in Moose Jaw in 2015. Since the Throne Speech, MLAs have approved the investment of $10 million to reduce surgical wait times. Approximately 1,700 additional surgeries will be performed before the end of March 2020. The Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative, introduced in 2010, experienced great success in providing surgical care over a five-year period. Wait times have been increasing again due to additional patients needing surgery, not due to fewer surgeries being performed in Saskatchewan.

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From The Kitchen

C o o k ie s f i t fo r s h a r i n g o r e nj oy i n g at h o m e By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Bake sales and cookie sharing parties are part of the Christmas season, with participants always looking for new recipes to use to impress their friends. This week’s cookie recipes come from my favourite Mennonite cookbook. ••• Honey Hermits 2 1/4 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. allspice 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup shortening 2 eggs, well beaten 1 cup honey 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 tbsps. milk 1 cup raisins 1 cup currants 1 cup chopped dates Cream shortening then add honey and brown sugar, followed by eggs. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture alternately with

milk. Finally add the raisins, currents and dates. Mix well. Drop onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes. Cool on racks. ••• Ragged Robins 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup pecans 1/2 lb. dates, softened 2 cups corn flakes Beat eggs well and gradually add sugar, beating well. Add all other ingredients, adding corn flakes last. Shape into balls and set on greased pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes until brown. Cool slightly on sheets then remove to racks. ••• Sour Cream Cookies 2 cups brown sugar 1 cup butter 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream

1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. soda 4 level tsps. baking powder 4 1/2 cups flour 1 cup raisins 1 cup chopped nuts Cream shortening, salt and sugar together. Add beaten eggs, nuts and raisins. Mix well and add sour cream. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Makes 50 cookies. ••• Krunchies 1 lb. sweet chocolate 5 cups crushed corn flakes 1/2 cup nuts Melt chocolate over hot water in a double boiler. Stir in corn flakes and nuts and stir well. Drop onto waxed paper by the spoonful. Put in a cool place to set. When set, store in refrigerator. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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If you have seen uniformed soldiers at Safeway and Superstore through to Nov. 10th, it was all for a good cause. Members of 15 Wing were bagging groceries to gather funds for the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign, the local military organization’s annual fundraising drive that kicked off on Oct. 24. All proceeds will Cpl. Valtenic (front) and 2nd Lieut. Sowchuk bag groceries be split evenly at Safeway on Friday afternoon as part of their fundraising between 211 Sas- drive. katchewan -- the website, texting and messaging system designed to help people get in touch with the support they may need -- and local health partners such as the F.H. Wigmore Hospital. The GCWCC engages federal public service employees and retirees in a combined effort to raise funds and donate time for those in need, with the campaign running nationally from September to December. 15 Wing raised a total of $26,000 for the GCWCC last year alone. Members of the public can also make a donation by going to the SARCAN Drop-nGo station in downtown Moose Jaw and drop off their recyclables under the name 2019 GCWCC. For more information, be sure to check out https://gcwcc-ccmtgc.org/en/.

The Sunningdale school commemorated Remembrance Day by holding a ceremony that included the flag placement on Friday morning, Nov. 8th in remembrance of the 158 soldiers who died in the Afghanistan war. This ceremony began many years ago when the father of one of the Sunningdale students was killed while serving in the CAF in Afghanistan. The family has since moved on but the ceremony remains as a unique memorial in our city to that specific conflict.

Housing construction nearly double last year’s values

By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express The value of new single-family housing in 10 months of the year fell by $136,000 to Moose Jaw had nearly doubled last year’s $23.8 million, mainly due to less construcpace to the end of October. tion started last month. City hall had issued building permits for Commercial permits last month amounted 27 new houses valued at $10.1 million to $6.2 million, a reduction of $4.6 million compared with last year’s 15 houses worth from last year. just over $5 million. Two permits for Town’N Country Mall Five new houses worth $1.42 million were retail complex involved $3.5 million conpermitted during October, compared with struction while a commercial building at none that month in 2018. 39 Thatcher Drive East, near Montana’s Still, building permit values for the first was worth just over $1 million.

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Moose Jaw Remembers

Close to 4,000 people take in Remembrance Day ceremonies at Mosaic Place Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express Maybe it’s because Moose Jaw has a rich military history and background, 15 Wing and the Saskatchewan Dragoons or possibly because we are home to the Snowbirds, but for whatever reason, Moose Jaw always Remembers. Close to 4,000 people poured into Mosaic Place stands on the morning of Monday, November 11 for the 101st annual Remembrance Day service honouring veterans, both past and present, who gave their lives in service of our country and those who continue to serve and protect today. “Every year is the same but not the same,” said Rene Lachance, first vice president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59. “We get new people every year and it’s nice to remember our fallen comrades and the vets, but all in all, it’s an important day for everyone who is involved in the military.” The kind of support Remembrance Day receives on an annual basis in Moose Jaw carries vast importance to veterans, especially to see children in the stands taking in the proceedings with wide eyes and a sense of wonder. “It touches us really deeply, especially the new generation with the kids coming in; it’s really special. It brings tears to my eyes almost,” Lachance said. As those who fought for Canada in conflicts over the last century age and pass on, seeing new men and women

step-up in their place is also especially heartening for older veterans – something that could be seen firsthand as members of 15 Wing and the Dragoons stood on parade during the ceremony. “It’s sad because we’re seeing less and less older veterans because they do pass away or they can’t make it,” Lachance said. “It’s nice to see mainly the same faces every year, but at the same time they’re bringing reinforcements, a younger crowd that will someday take over. So it’s good to see that. The Remembrance Day ceremony was conducted by Legion co-Branch 59 chaplain Rev. Ron Cairns and included an invocation by co-chaplain Padre Maj. Dan Broome as well as a scripture reading by Dragoons chaplain Cpt. Rev. Linda Tomlinson-Seebach and prayers by 15 Wing Padre Capt. Eric Davis. Retired Capt. Rick Elmer played the Last Post and Rouse, with piper Michelle Gallagher playing the Lament after the moment of silence at 11 a.m. The event also included the Moose Jaw City Band and Friends playing O’Canada and the Royal Anthem, as well as a selection of songs by the Moose Jaw Community Choir. The event concluded with the laying of wreaths by local and provincial dignitaries.


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Rob’s Rants Rob Ritchie

Tuesday’s November 12th council meeting seemed pretty low key for most, but seemed to confirm there is a lack of communication within the big house as well. When calculating and budgeting for the City of Moose Jaw’s recreation facilities for 2020, there were notably only minor increases, as explained, mainly due to the carbon tax, an amount of 1.1% for heat and power and 0% for water. It was quipped by Councillor Swanson, ‘so no increase for water?’ to the response ‘no’. How, in a city that seems to have fallen in love with taxing the citizen at an alarming rate, could there be no budget increase for water at city facilities, when the City is proposing a 6% increase to water and 5% increase to sewer for 2020? Budgeting like this, in plain and simple terms, makes no sense; before the new year begins, your expenditures are going to be out of place. , Wouldn’t it just be better to do things right, than looking for more money later in the year? If you are going to spend your time doing a budget, why waste your time doing it wrong? The other issue that I suspect will come back and bite

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the community is the disbanding of the Economic Development Committee and the Planning committee; this is wrong in so many ways and would appear to give too many unchecked opportunities to mis-manage and spend money without proper oversight. The city’s altar slogan “What would PA do?” seems to have been thrown out the window on this one. And here are some numbers you might find interesting, everyone is probably a story in itself. Enjoy your week. By the Numbers… 3 - Extensions given to CPI (Canadian Protein Innovation) 3.5 - Years working on Canadian Tire Deal $18,000. - the number of reported dollars made at PBR (Professional Bull Riders) $20,000. - number of immediate dollars paid to City Manager for all the extra work he did at Mosaic Place 1 - Extension give to Carpere 780 - Number of acres proposed being sold to Carpere $48,723. - number of dollars of interest not being paid to the city by giving an extension to Carpere 81.5 - Number of acres proposed being sold for $180,000. to a holding company, east and south of the old XL Beef plant $47,000. - Dollars spent on Mae Wilson sign $3,198 - Dollars spend to replace two light bulbs on Maw Wilson sign 11 - Number of tickets City police issued each day in 2013 ((4,267)

60 - Number of tickets City police issued each day in 2018 (over 22,000) 6 - Number of new employees added to city hall last month 15%- (percent) in staff growth at city hall over the last 40 years 0% - (percent) in population growth in Moose Jaw since 1961 0 - Number of (Request for Proposal) RFP’s the city received on the old hospital land 24 - Number of days it took to let the people and councillors know there were no bids $95 - Million of dollars approved for new city debt limit Too Numerous - the number of secret in-camera meeting this year 12 - Number of months before the next city election

This newspaper is committed to providing fair and accurate reporting on all issues affecting the people of Moose Jaw. Some language in my July 17 and August 21, 2019 columns might be construed as alleging criminal conduct on behalf of city officials. That was unintentional. I wish to clarify that there is no evidence of any criminal wrongdoing by civic officials and I retract any commentary suggesting otherwise.

Robert Ritchie Publisher

Selby Rocks - Remembrance Day A big thanks to Moose Jaw Express friend Brian Wilcockson who lives in Selby, North Yorkshire, UK for sending these photos to us this year. The region he lives in is very renowned for World War history and the airbase there that has linked our 15 Wing Snowbirds with them, as well as us at the Express. Each year the town he lives approaches Remembrance Day enthusiastically and this is Selby’s unique approach to Remembrance Day this year. Photo Credit to Laura Wilkinson.

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Applications are now being accepted from citizens interested in taking an active role on one or more of the City’s Boards and Committees for the following: • Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee • Heritage Advisory Committee • Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Authority • Murals Project Management Committee • Parks, Recreation & Facilities Advisory Committee • Public Works, Infrastructure & Environment Advisory Committee • Special Needs Advisory Committee Application forms and additional information regarding the City’s Boards and Committees can be obtained from the City of Moose Jaw’s website at www.moosejaw.ca OR by contacting the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 228 Main Street N., Moose Jaw, SK, (306-694-4424). Applications may be submitted on line through the City’s website, by mail to the City Clerk’s Office, 228 Main Street N., Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 3J8, or by email to cclerk@moosejaw.ca. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 12:00 noon, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019. Tracy Wittke Assistant City Clerk


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International dinner to Jason showcase community’s cultural cuisine G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express If your taste buds crave food from Africa or Southeast Asia, there’s no need to travel the world to get it — instead, sit down to such cuisine right here in Moose Jaw. The Moose Jaw Multicultural Council (MJMC) is holding its sixth annual International Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 29 at St. Andrew’s Church starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the MJMC office on 60 Athabasca Street East or at the Newcomer Welcome Centre at 432 Main Street North. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children age four to 12. It is recommended that you purchase tickets early since this event sells out quickly. To purchase tickets call 306-693-4677. This event gives the students and clients of the multicultural council the opportunity to share food from their home countries while also celebrating the community’s various cultures, explained Tyler Bastedo, MJMC’s community connections co-ordinator. All the proceeds will go toward field

trips and programming for new clients with the organization. The roster of cultures offering some type of cuisine is still being finalized, but so far, immigrants from Sudan, Syria, Somalia, Myanmar (Burma), Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Canada have committed to providing food. “It’s up to the students (what they cook) … ,” Bastedo said. “Luckily I’m not cooking anything.” This event is exciting since it’s a great way to celebrate the many cultures and ethnicities here and help people get to know one another, he remarked. Residents usually look forward to this event; 200 tickets are printed and they are always sold out days in advance. “It’s a good sign,” Bastedo added. “We really want to encourage new people to come. It’s a good deal. You get more than you pay for.” Besides the food, there will also be entertainment in the form of dancing and sing-

ing. There will be different dance groups performing during the supper; six took part last year, a number Bastedo hopes to see again this year. Silent auction items will be available on which to bid. Some sponsors that have committed so far include Last Mountain Distillery in Craven, Temple Gardens Mineral Spa and The Tunnels of Moose Jaw. Bastedo agreed that the International Dinner is similar to Moose Jaw’s Motif or Regina’s Mosaic Festival since you can eat ethnic cuisine and learn about different cultures. Guests will line up to receive their food in a buffet line and can ask the cooks questions about what they’re serving. Since 20 people presented food last year, Bastedo expects a similar number to offer delicious morsels this year. He exclaimed that it’s a great sight to see the immigrant community working side by side, from cooking their food in one location to serv-

ing it at the dinner. There is still time to contact the MJMC and let the organization know you want to contribute a dish. “We really want to show off all the cultures in the community,” added Bastedo.

Local woman celebrating 100th birthday with gusto Larissa Kurz

Verna Zimmerman will celebrate her 100th birthday this month. (supplied)

Verna Zimmerman, nee Barry, has experienced an incredible list of sights and sounds in her lifetime, and with her 100th birthday approaching, she is ready to collect a few more stories in the future. Born on Nov. 29, 1919, to parents Bertha and Russ Barry, Zimmerman grew up on a farm just one mile west of Tuxford with her older sister Norma. Zimmerman has fond memories of growing up as a rural girl, running through wheat fields that towered over her and her sister’s heads, playing softball in the summer and skating in the winter, and learning to bake with her mother. After taking her grade twelve year and graduating from Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw, Zimmerman set out for Assiniboia to complete her commercial secretarial diploma in 1938, just before World War II broke out in 1939. During the war, Zimmerman worked as a mail clerk at the Robert Simpson Mail Order house in Regina, before returning to Moose Jaw to become a stenographer at Eaton’s Department Store. Her move back to Moose Jaw came at a perfect time, as she met the love of her life at a dance in 1941. Henry (Hank) Zimmerman asked her to marry him just two years later, and the two were wed on June 6, 1944. Their son, Randy, was born in 1940 and their daughter, Bev, in 1954. Verna travelled all over with her family, creating wonderful memories that remain some of her favourites. The family remained in Moose Jaw, making the city their home. Verna became a real estate agent in 1978,

building some great success for the few years she worked with Century 21. Hank passed in 1999, and Verna moved into Chez Nous Senior Citizens Home after having hip surgery at the age of 91, where she has continued to reside. Verna has always been a strong member of the church, beginning with her involvement with the church choir in Tuxford growing up and continuing with her and her husband’s time as members of Zion United Church. As a former member of church council and a life member of the United Church Women, Verna has remained close with her faith all her life and become an important member of the United Church community. She has watched many changes in the world throughout her years, including the growth of her family as her children and grandchildren married and had kids of their own. When her daughter asked what she would say provided her with such a long and beautiful life, Verna was very clear.

“[Being] strong in faith, living a healthy life, and always keeping close contact with family and friends,” said Verna. Verna will celebrate her 100th birthday with family, followed by a tea on Nov. 30 at Chez Nous, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Verna in her younger days. (supplied)


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City Hall Council Notes Hillcrest Golf Club to tee off on clubhouse expansion next year Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

With Hillcrest Golf Club in sound financial shape, it has received the green light to work with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to expand its clubhouse. The expansion is expected to cost $400,000, so RBC would act as the loan provider and cover 90 per cent — or $360,000 — of the expenses. The loan would be open-ended and could be paid off any time with no penalty. The club is pursuing a repayment plan of maximum 10 years, with the goal to pay off the loan within five years. The current annual payment for a five-year loan is $84,480. During its Nov. 12 regular meeting, city council voted 6-1 to approve the club’s request to enter into a financial loan agreement with RBC. Furthermore, the City of Moose Jaw would not be held liable for the loan repayment and would not be named in the contract between the golf club and RBC. Meanwhile, city administration would be authorized to provide the letter of consent on behalf of the golf club and would amend the lease agreement between the municipality and Hillcrest Sports Centre Inc. to reflect the prorated value of the building improvements. This amendment would be provided to council for consideration once the final construction costs are determined — likely next spring.

The loan would not affect the municipality’s debt limit or be considered debt of the city. The golf club has a 35year lease agreement with the municipality for the land. Coun. Dawn Luhning was opposed. Financial history According to documents provided by the club to council: • The golf club generated $2,905 in profit in 2017 and transferred $10,278 into a capital reserve, which led to an operating deficit of $7,373 •It earned $89,603 in profit last year and transferred $15,751 into a capital reserve, leading to an operating surplus of $73,312 • Up to Sept. 30, 2019, the club showed a net profit of $365,115, which is an improvement over last year’s amount of $276,063 during the same period. The club projects a surplus of $200,000 this year that would be set aside and applied to the loan repayments during the first two years. This would give it the chance to fundraise and increase club profits to help fund the remaining three years of repayments. Any additional revenues would be put toward repaying the loan The club also has $201,591 available in a low-interest GIC account that could be allocated toward the project or used to fund any unexpected project costs. Council discussion

Luhning was concerned about the municipality being held liable should the golf club default on its loan. She wondered if city administration had sought a legal opinion on the issue, since a default would mean the municipality would take over the property and buildings. “I’m wanting to protect our interests,� she said, adding there were still unanswered legal questions, such as whether the club’s board of directors had insurance. The parks department did consult with a lawyer, who said the most likely scenario in a default situation would see RBC take over operations of the golf course and the municipality cancel the lease agreement, explained parks director Derek Blais. “I think we should be cautious here,� Luhning replied, adding this was a big deal since $400,000 was a large amount of money. Luhning introduced a motion to table the issue until council saw a written legal opinion. However, council voted 6-1 against the motion. Other councillors were supportive of the golf club’s proposal. “Their financials are really healthy and strong. They are up from the year before,� said Coun. Crystal Froese. “I think this will be a great thing, not only for the golf course, but Moose Jaw (as well).� The next regular council meeting is Nov. 25.

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Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express lawyer Suzanne Jeanson — acting as video. his defence lawyer — waived read- According to the Crown, McCaig is ing of McCaig’s charges and asked facing charges of unlawfully causing that his matters be adjourned to Tues- the death of a person by committing day, Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m. This would second-degree murder; breaching a give her enough time to receive and recognizance by failing to keep the study the disclosure. peace; breaching a recognizance by McCaig will appear at that time by possessing and consuming alcohol; breach of a recognizance by Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery possessing a weapon (knife); possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose; and carART RAFFLE PRIZES include Original Artwork by: rying a weapon dangerous to the public. Crabb $250, Cline $545, NOVEMBER 30, 2019 / 7:30 PM Tucker $ 600, Grover $300, Based on previous informaCicansky $300, Meggit $750, Greenman-Barber $375, Draw at: 461 Landgon Cres, Moose Jaw, SK tion, Moose Jaw police reSchell $700, Anderson $400, sponded to a call around 10 Marshall $850, Dietrich $300, p.m. on Nov. 10 on the 400 Parsons $400, Melanson $750, TICKETS ARE $75 Schweiger $500, Hunchuck $150, block of Stadacona Street (only 100 tickets will be sold) Harrow $200, Wikman $1300, East. Upon arrival, police Froese $150, Radwanski $155, hors d’oeuvres / cash bar / music say they found a man — Morin $400 Hallock — who had been On the evening of the event, the Master of Ceremonies will stabbed. He was taken to the draw a numbered ticket. The one who has purchased that ticket can then select an original work of art. The Master of Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Ceremonies will then draw another numbered ticket and that person will select one original work from the remaining works. This will continue until all the works have Hospital where he was probeen selected. All 100 tickets will be in play with each draw. Members of the MJM&AG staff, immediate nounced dead. family and people involved in the conduct and management of the raffle are allowed to purchase tickets. Ticket holders need not be present to win. You can communicate your top three choices to the organizers Police later took a suspect — proceeding the event. If those choices are not available at the time of your ticket’s selection, a choice will be made for you by a representative of the MJM&AG. You will be McCaig — into custody in informed of your win by phone the week following the event. connection with the incident for more information or purchases, participants must be 18 and charged him with secLicense #: RR 19-0410 please contact 306-692-4471 ond-degree murder.

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City Hall Council Notes Seniors, families to pay more for recreational services in 2020 Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Users of Moose Jaw’s recreation amenities can expect to pay a bit more next year for those services, especially seniors and parents with toddlers. The parks and recreation department recently conducted its annual review of rates and fees to use buildings and sports fields. It then submitted those recommendations to the parks and recreation advisory committee, which forwarded the suggestions to city council for final approval. During its Nov. 12 regular meeting, city council unanimously approved the proposed changes to recreation fees for 2020, with those new fees to go into effect April 1. Proposed rate changes Some of the cost increases will include: • Toddler turf time drop-in will increase to $7.75 from $6.25. A toddler turf time drop-in five-hole punch card will increase to $31 from $25, while a 10-hole punch card will increase to $62 from $50. • The seniors’ walking program monthly membership will increase to $25 from $21. • Ice rentals for rush ice will increase to $15 from $12.86, while early morning ice rentals will go up to $62.89 from $57.95. • For access to one recreational building, a monthly adult membership will increase to $54.25 from $50.75; a three-month adult membership will go up to $135.50

from $126.88, and; an annual membership will increase to $434 from $406. • An annual adult recreation pass for all recreational amenities will increase to $474 from $446, while the family rate will jump to $1,030 from $1,002. Council discussion The parks department has not budgeted for any increases in water utility costs for 2020, explained finance manager Brian Acker. An increase will come forward during budget discussions, but most departments have budgeted for the status quo. A small increase of 1.1 per cent is expected for power costs — such as natural gas — due to the carbon tax, he added. “I’m sure most people in Moose Jaw will appreciate (that) they don’t have to budget for a water and sewer rate increase this year,” said Coun. Brian Swanson. The Yara Centre is now under the umbrella of the parks department this year for the first time, Swanson pointed out. Parks and rec believes costs to operate the building will be $68,378 but expects to recover 90 per cent of those expenses through user fees. Those Yara Centre revenues and expenses will make it difficult to perform a year-over-year comparison, he continued. However, the fees there are “extremely reasonable” compared to what someone pays at a private fitness centre. Not only do users have access to a gym,

they also have access to swimming and skating. Background The parks and recreation department saw a significant jump in membership numbers in June after rates were decreased, said parks director Derek Blais. The decrease in aquatic membership costs and the implementation of an affordable recreation pass showed revenue could be increased with rates remaining status quo. The proposed 2020 rates focus on affordability and maximizing revenues, he continued. The department wants to shift its focus to budgeting based on key performance indicators, such as memberships sold, daily admissions, program registrations and hours booked at arenas. By using new software, Blais explained, the parks and rec department is better able to track statistics on a monthly basis. It can monitor areas that are not meeting targets and investigate. The investigations could help officials build a marketing strategy focused on areas that are underperforming, he continued. For example, if there is a drop in youth attendance, a promotional strategy can be created to attract more youths and young families. “If our hope is to make $100, we would rather have 20 people pay $5 than 10 people pay $10,” Blais added. “The more affordable we are, the more opportunities we can offer to our community.” The next regular council meeting is Nov. 25.

User fees to cover some costs of recreational amenities, report suggests Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The parks and recreation department observed several interesting trends during its annual review of its fee structure, while its summary of the financial implications for increasing those fees also shows interesting outcomes. The department submitted a report during the Nov. 12 regular meeting that summarized the fee changes and reasons for the increases. Council adopted the department’s recommendation to accept the new fees for 2020 and implement them on April 1. Financial implications The 2020 parks budget will be affected by budget submissions, the proposed rate changes, and projected expenses, such as: · The annual budgeted expense for aquatics will increase by $30,460, with a one-per-cent decrease in cost recovery. This is attributed to an increase in utility expenses at both pools. When the $21,000 in lost revenue from the YMCA is considered, there will be an increase of $26,000 in expenses over 2019, or an increase of 0.4 per cent · The annual budget expense for arenas will be reduced by $4,204, with an increase of one per cent in cost recovery · The annual budgeted cost for the sports grounds will increase by $9,616, with a one-per-cent decrease in cost recovery. This is attributed to an increase in water and maintenance charges · A new expense is the Yara Centre, which will cost $68,378 to operate. However, 90 per cent of that cost will be recovered through user fees and memberships Recreation rates recovery Rates and fees will continue to be set based on a balance between the direct cost to the users and the cost to taxpayers to operate the building or amenity, said the report. Therefore: · The projected cost to operate both

pools next year is $1,059,476, with 37 per cent of costs recovered through user fees · The projected cost to operate the Kinsmen and Pla-Mor arenas is $256,845, with a cost recovery rate of 66 per cent · The projected cost to operate the sports grounds is $171,685, with a 21-per-cent cost recovery rate Observations and trends The goal of the 2020 rates and fees is to increase revenues through increased attendance by making recreational buildings and fields more affordable and accessible, while ensuring any changes do not come at an unsustainable cost to municipal taxpayers, the report explained. Activities are discretional, so if a municipality prices itself out of the market, it would take years of fee reductions to re-establish a sustainable customer base. This would also cost more in the long run. “Vulnerable populations are a priority and the department wants to ensure our facilities and programs are more accessible to (youths), young families and seniors in Moose Jaw,” the report said. Rentals fees for parks should be expanded to include all municipal parks, it continued. Meanwhile, the department continues to review the different rates to determine ways to simplify rentals for all users and customers. The department should set attendance and usage targets based on prior history so that any downward trends can be identified and investigated to determine if rates and fees are having an effect, the report noted. Meanwhile, the department is having great success implementing the recreation pass and online registrations and wants to keep that momentum going. The new membership prices and new recreation software program are con-

tributing to a growth in membership revenues. Moreover, new customer service policies around monthly payment plans, payment methods, payment fees and added membership benefits have increased overall membership, said the report. The dissolution of Prairie Edge School

and the scuba club this past year may negatively affect revenues, while the closure of the YMCA will negatively influence aquatic revenues, memberships and programming in all areas, the report added. The next regular council meeting is Nov. 25. 19114BS0 19114BS1


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City hall pitches 2.02-per-cent tax increase in 2020 budget By Moose Jaw Express Staff

A tax increase of 2.02 per cent is being proposed in the 2020 budget, which is expected to add another $114.57 per year, or $9.54 per month, to most bills. According to a news release from city hall, 1.02 per cent of the proposed increase would generate revenue from property taxation. This would add another $14.93 per year, or $1.24 per month, to household bills. The other one per cent would focus on generating revenue from two areas: • Revenue generated for capital contributions to leisure services; most capital resources are being directed to the cast iron water main replacement program, leaving minimal funds to repair aging buildings and creating future issues. From this area, another $14.64 per year or $1.22 per

month would be added to bills •A proposal to create an infrastructure levy by increasing the current hospital levy to $85 per year from $15 per year, or to $7.08 per month Even with these “modest increases,” the average house in Moose Jaw with a value of $258,000 would pay $1,593.30 on an annual basis or $132.78 per month in municipal property taxes, one of the lowest rates in Saskatchewan, according to the news release. Explaining the need for the one-per-cent increase to leisure services, city manager Jim Puffalt explained, “Our prime focus is the city’s water main replacement program. However, we need to ensure funds are available to repair aging city facilities. Not addressing those maintenance reali-

ties leaves the potential for large-scale issues in the future.” Along with the proposed property tax increase, a six-per-cent increase to water rates and five-percent increase to sewer rates in 2020 have been tabled in order to keep pace with costs associated with maintaining the city’s water security. It’s expected that efficiencies created through the 2019 budget will continue into the 2020 budget, the news release continued. An in-house engineering design team was created this year, while the reallocation of funds will help with the creation of a second construction crew. This second crew will focus on the backlog of repairs to the water system and then move to a replacement crew. The city has allocated an additional 50

percent, or $3.3 million, to the water main replacement program in 2020 and a further $3.3 million in 2021 from funding provided by the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. “Along with the budget, we are continuing the process of reviewing core services, making the optimum use of our resources, finding efficiencies and creating opportunities,” Puffalt added. These increases are subject to change as City council deliberated on budget on Monday, Nov. 18 with information not available for press time. Other budget deliberations are scheduled for Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 if necessary.

Fewer city staff injured in third quarter compared to 2018: report The number of municipal employees injured so far this year is down by nearly half compared to the same time in 2018, according to a third-quarter report from city hall. From Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, 56 employees were injured on the job, compared to 98 employees during the same period in 2018. There were three lost-time incidents and 11.5 days lost to injuries in 2019, compared to 10 and 77, respectively, during the same time in 2018. Meanwhile, from July 1 to Sept. 30 of this year, 22 employees were injured on the job. In comparison, 28 employees were injured during the third quarter of last year. There were no lost time incidents or days lost, compared to two and seven, respec-

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express cause we didn’t do our job.” tively, last year. A report about city hall’s third-quarter ac- Parks and rec department tivities was presented during city council’s Froese also wondered about the status Nov. 12 regular meeting. Council voted of the parks and recreation department’s 6-1 to receive and file the report. Coun. Trails Master Plan and when a draft might come to council. Brian Swanson was opposed. “It is a great comparison … ,” Coun. Crys- During the third quarter, the department tal Froese said about the statistics. “Those issued a trails survey that 449 households completed. The survey focused on usage, are significant changes.” Much of the reduction is due to a change enhancements and inclusion. That input in thinking around safety, explained city will be incorporated into the overall masmanager Jim Puffalt. Those changes were ter plan. The department has undertaken an invenbegun before he arrived at city hall. “Safety is absolutely critical to us,” he tory analysis of all recreation assets and continued. “Having accidents takes away has consulted with the community, said from our prime focus. … Besides all the parks director Derek Blais. The departmoney and all the time waste, we cannot ment is now working to complete the prohave someone not go home at night be- cess, which is why it’s taking a while. The department intends to consult with the parks and recreation advisory committee to acquire more feedback, then a first draft will be created and sent to the administrative strategic planning group for more input. “We are a few months away (from completion) but we’re making progress,” Blais added. Engineering department While phase 3 of the east feeder main project was 75-per-cent complete by the end of the third quarter, Darren Stephanson, manager of utilities, told Coun. Scott McMann that the project is complete and should be ready soon. Some areas need spot pavement repairs, but they can be completed in the spring. McMann was also concerned that the engineering department received 1,888 calls For publication in the from residents during the three months, noting that is 21 calls per day. “That (overall) number struck me as large,” he continued. He wondered if any-

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thing could be done to address the communication problem or whether the calls were simply one-offs. Most of those calls are serviced-related, but they are split among transit, engineering and utilities, said Stephanson. Residents call about many issues, such as garbage pickups, so usually the calls are one-offs and related to specific circumstances. Economic development Jim Dixon, the economic development officer, explained that the provincial government is funding a project in April 2020 to update Moose Jaw’s flood mapping. He expects the report to be helpful and could result in city council having to rezone some property. Request for proposals (RFPs) for the sale and redevelopment of the former Union Hospital site were released in the third quarter, but no submissions were received, continued Dixon. The department will reissue the RFPs in early 2020 on the city’s website under a new section created for the department. Swanson pointed out the RFP deadline closed Sept. 23 and almost immediately people asked him how many bids had been received. He noted that he had to say he didn’t know for three weeks, until he finally received an email from city administration on Oct. 16 indicating no submissions had been received. Swanson added that he should have been contacted within two business days saying how many submissions have been received and when a report would come to council. The next regular council meeting is Nov. 25.

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Evanoff stellar in Warriors loss to Blades in Saskatoon Tribe netminder makes 46 saves in 4-0 defeat Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Warriors found themselves off to a good start against the Saskatoon Blades on Sunday afternoon, but in the end it was only the solid play of goaltender Adam Evanoff that kept things close once all was said and done. Evanoff battled through a host of solid Saskatoon scoring chances in the second and third periods to keep the Warriors in the game, but the Tribe offence wasn’t able to help him out in a 4-0 loss at SaskTel Centre. The contest was broadcast on television nationally as part of the CHL on Sportsnet series of games. The Blades got on the board first, and in somewhat controversial fashion when Randen Schmidt came out of the box after a penalty, cross-checked Warriors defenceman David Homola off the puck and fed Zach Huber at the top of the circles. One one-timer later, and the Blades had a 1-0 lead with 7:17 gone in the second period.

Things didn’t get any better for the Warriors as the frame continued, with their next power play offering a perfect example. With Chase Wouters serving a delay of game penalty, the Warriors gave up two shorthanded breakaways – the second a 2-on-0 that developed inside the Warriors zone – and were outshot 4-1 on the man advantage. In fact, the Warriors failed to record a shot on three straight power plays before their chance on that opportunity. Rubbing salt in the wound was only seconds after that penalty ended the Blades took advantage of another odd-man rush, with Tristen Robbins beating a beleagured Evanoff with a lazer beam of a shot top corner. Evanoff, in fact, was the only reason the game wasn’t out of hand after two periods. The 19-year-old continued his impressive play since returning from hip surgery with 18 saves in the second period alone, the majority of those coming on

legitimate scoring chances. Not helping matters was the fact Brayden Tracey was out of the line-up, suspended a game due to a check-from-behind major taken the night before in their 7-3 loss to Swift Current. The club is also dealing with injuries, which resulted in the team calling up Atley Calvert and Max Wanner from the AAAs for the weekend. Things didn’t change in the third, and the Blades finally broke through again when Riley McKay scored on the Blades’ 44th shot of the night with 4:10 to play in the contest. Huber added an empty net goal in the final minute to close out scoring. Evanoff would finish with 46 saves. Koen MacInnes got the start for Saskatoon and made 20 saves to earn the shutout. The Warriors were 0-for-7 on the power play, Saskatoon was 0-for-6. Moose Jaw dropped back to .500 at 9-91-0 and sit a point up on Brandon for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Confer-

ence. Saskatoon improved to 12-8-1-1. The Warriors are back in action Friday, Nov. 22 in Medicine Hat before returning home to take on the Calgary Hitmen on Saturday, Nov. 23. Game time is 7 p.m. at Mosaic Place.

Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender Adam Evanoff turned in a solid performance despite a 4-0 loss to the Saskatoon Blades.

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For Atley Calvert in his first season of Midget AAA hockey, it was only time before the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors would come calling. Last week, the 16-year-old Moose Jaw minor hockey product practiced with the team leading up to the slate of games on the weekend of November 2/3rd. Then last Thursday, Warriors head coach Tim Hunter officially gave Calvert the news. He’d be playing his first WHL regular season game the next next night against the Winnipeg Ice at Mosaic Place. “We used him because he can play,” Hunter said matter-of-factly. “He knows the game and he sees the ice really well;, he has really good hockey IQ and he competes. He didn’t lose any face-offs clean, he created 5050 pucks and worked his way around the ice… he did a good job and we’re excited to see him with our hockey

Moose Jaw Warriors forward and Moose Jaw Minor Hockey product Atley Calvert (centre) battles for position in front of the Winnipeg net.

club in the future.” Calvert saw a regular shift and showed the same style of play that has made him the AAA Warriors leading scorer through the first month of the season, with eight goals and 16 points in 13 games. “It’s been pretty crazy, I really wanted to get in the lineup today and when Tim gave me the news I was pretty excited,” Calvert said shortly after being named the third star of the contest. With the call-up came a few perks, like a whole slew of Warriors-branded gear, including the t-shirt Calvert was wearing during post-game interview. “Yeah, [equipment manager] Matt [Dyck] hooked me up with some pretty sweet stuff,” he said with a wide grin. Fun stuff aside, turning in an effective performance was important to the Prairie Hockey Academy graduate, especially in his first game. Mission accomplished. “That was one of my goals this year to play at the Western Hockey League level and this is just another goal to check off my list,” said Calvert, who went undrafted but was signed by the Warriors in the off-season. “I thought I played hard and my teammates played hard and it was a good two points.” The difference in the level of play was essentially as one would expect for someone making the leap to a new age category and taking the ice against players four years his senior. “There’s a lot less time out there; guys are a lot bigger and faster and you have to make plays that much quicker,” he said.

Moose Jaw Minor Hockey product Atley Calvert made his regular-season debut with the Warriors on Friday night. Calvert and the Warriors were back in action Saturday night when they host the Swift Current Broncos. Game time is 7 p.m. at Mosaic Place. Overtime… Atley is the second member of his family to play for the Warriors... Jeff Calvert, Atley’s father, was a goaltender for the Warriors and Tacoma Rockets from 1989-94 and holds the fourth-best all-time record for most games played at 229 and is also sixth in alltime minutes played at 12,226.

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Peacock battles past Vanier to win girls volleyball title Toilers claim first championship since 2014 with four-set win over Spirits Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Peacock Toilers and Vanier Spirits Moose Jaw high school girls volleyball league championship final turned out to be an interesting battle for gold. The Toilers emerged with their first title since 2014, taking a 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-20, 25-18) victory in front of a raucous and noisy crowd at Sask Polytech. As has been the case all season when the two teams met, the scores from the contest didn’t tell the tale of the game – Vanier led at one point in every set, sometimes nearing double digit leads, but other than the second game were unable to break through against the Toilers. “I really feel like we played really well as a team, we had some downs but we came right back from those,” said Toilers Grade 12 Anna Maelde. “And Vanier played a really good game too, it was a lot of fun.” The key to the contest for Peacock was dealing with the lethal hitting game presented by provincial team member Paige Beausoleil and fellow Grade 12 Bryn Giddings. The duo still racked up their share of kills, but the Toilers were able to limit the damage.

Vanier’s Paige Beausoleil passes the ball off a Peacock serve.

The Peacock Toilers celebrate winning the Moose Jaw high school girls volleyball championship.

“I’ve coached Paige and I’ve coached Brynn, so it kind of helps that I’ve been with them for three or four years, so we know some of their tendencies, which is helpful for us,” said Toilers coach Lorne Polupski, referring to the duo’s time with the Thunder Creek Volleyball Club. “We set up a defence and we key on those two girls as much as we can to take their points away and that helps us in the long run.” That kind of planning has been key to Peacock’s success all season. ““We’ve been strategizing against them and all the stronger teams in the province, and I think all the tough and hard practices and the work from our coaches has really paid off,” Maelde said. The victory also marked a steady stream Vanier’s Bryn Giddings looks to tip of progression for the Toilers – they lost the ball over the block of Peacock’s their first match-up with the Spirits, but Summer Okerstrom. a win over Vanier in the Moose Jaw In-

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Warriors Hunt receives ‘A’ ranking from Central Scouting Bureau Tribe rearguard projected as first-round pick, Homola picks up ‘C’ rank Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Daemon Hunt remains on track to be a first round pick in the 2020 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The 17-year-old Brandon product was one of five WHL players to receive an ‘A’ rating from the Central Scouting Bureau in their most recent player rankings released on Thursday. Hunt – the Warriors’ first-round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft – has been on Hockey Canada’s radar every since he tore up the Manitoba Bantam AAA League as a 14-year-old with his hometown Brandon Wheat Kings. Hunt has had a trio of Hockey Canada assignments since, suiting up for World Under-18 championship and World U-17 Hockey Challenge last season to go along with the Hlinka Gretzky Cup this past summer. The 6-foot-0, 198-pound rearguard has 10 assists in 17

games this season. Hunt isn’t the only member of the Warriors on the list. Import defenceman David Homola is listed as a ‘C’ prospect, indicating a late-round selection in the NHL Draft. Joining the team in early October off waivers from the Tri-City Americans, Homola has two assists in 11 games, but has emerged as a steadying influence on the Tribe blueline. The 18-year-old native of the Czech Republic also has extensive international experience, having suited up for his national team across three age groups since 201817, including the Hlinka Gretzky tournament this past summer. Also receiving ‘A’ rankings in the WHL were Prince Albert’s Kaiden Guhle, Brandon’s Braden Schneider, Van- Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Daemon Hunt is one of the top ranked players in the WHL for the couver’s Justin Sourdif and Kamloops’ Connor Zary. upcoming NHL Draft.

Tracey, Team WHL lose final contest but clinch Canada Russia Super Series in shootout Kelowna’s Nolan Foote scores series-clinching goal for CHL Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The CIBC Canada/Russia Super Series has seen some close results over the years, but the 2019 event will go down as one of the best ever. Kelowna Rockets forward Nolan Foote scored twice in regulation and twice in a second shootout – including the series winner -- as Team WHL clinched the series for the Canadian Hockey League with a victory in a special shootout. Team Russia won Game 6 in Prince Albert 4-3 in a sportshootout, forcing the series to be decided in a second shootout between the two teams. The WHL, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League all split their games with Russia to see the series tied 3-3 after the first shootout. Moose Jaw Warriors forward Brayden Tracey was joined by former Warriors Jett Woo of the Calgary Hitmen and Luka Burzan of the Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL line-up. Tracey played on a line with the Medi-

Team WHL gathers for a team photo after winning the Canada Russia Super Series. cine Hat Tigers’ Ryan Chyzowski and Everett Silvertips’s Cole Fonstad and picked up an assist on Chyzowski’s power-play goal in the second period. That marker gave the WHL a 3-2 lead and was their third power-play goal in just under four minutes.

Zakhar Shablovski would score a man-advantage marker of his own for Russia with 6:04 to play to tie the game, and Burzan would score the only goal for WHL in the first shootout as Russia picked up the win. That set up a winner-take-all second

shootout, where Foote and Lethbridge’s Calen Addison scored on Russia’s Daniil Isayev, leading to Russia inserting Amir Miftakhov for the rest of the shootout. He’d stop the next three shots before Foote finished things off and won the Series for the CHL. Portland’s Joel Hofer went the distance in regulation and both shootouts, making 29 saves in regulation and stopping five of 10 shooters. All six games of the series were exceptionally close. Russia defeated the QMJHL 4-3 before the ‘Q’ responded with a 4-3 overtime win. The OHL won Game 3 4-1 in the most lopsided score of the series, but Russia would come back and win 3-2 in a shootout in the next match-up. The WHL won Game 5 in Saskatoon 2-1 in overtime, with Vancouver’s Bowen Byram scoring in regulation and Addison picking up the game-winner.

AAAs split weekend set with Legionnaires, Contacts Warriors fall 4-3 at home to Swift Current, defeat Saskatoon 2-1 Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw AAA Warriors moved up a spot in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League standings over the weekend. The Warriors dropped a 4-3 decision to the Swift Current Legionnaires at home on Saturday but followed with a 2-1 win over the Contacts in Saskatoon on Sunday. That saw the Warriors improve to 11-6-1-0 on the season, moving into third place in the SMAAAHL, two points back of the Contacts for second. Legionnaires 4, Warriors 3 In another example of the Warriors being a tough out for any team this season, the local squad trailed 4-1 early in the third, but goals from Kirk Mullen and Austin Reschny saw the Tribe pull within one before the final frame was half over.

They wouldn’t be able to find the tying goal, and had to settle for a close loss. Ethan Peters had the Warriors’ other goal in the first period, as the two teams were tied 1-1 after the first and Swift Current led 3-1 through two. Dylan Ernst turned aside 30 shots in goal. Warriors 2, Contacts 1 Connor McGrath scored with 8:08 gone in the third period to secure the win in Saskatoon. Neither team scored in the first period before Lucius Schmidt opened scoring with 7:24 to play in the second. The two squads were tied 1-1 through two. Chase Coward had a 29-save performance in net. The Warriors are back in action on Thursday, Nov. 21 when they host the Notre Dame Hounds.


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Thunder Creek Volleyball Club set to begin new season Player development on display during city finals, provincials this past week Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Only one non-Moose Jaw high school league team was in the medals, with the Spirits claiming gold and the Toilers bronze. Leading the way for Vanier were two members of the Thunder Creek Volleyball Club in provincial team member Paige Beausoleil and fellow Grade 12 Bryn Giddings. The duo’s hard-hitting attack played havoc with opponents throughout the weekend and led to Vanier going undefeated on their way to provincial gold. An interested observer of it all was Toilers coach Lorne Polupski, who also works with the TCVC and has coached the Vanier pair for years. “Paige and Bryn have improved so much since Grade 9 it’s unbelievable,”

Polupski said. “If I could show you video of them in Grade 9 compared to now, you wouldn’t think they were the same players, they’ve improved 110 per cent.” There’s little question that playing volleyball at a competitive level outside of an academic setting makes a difference, as is the case with every sport. “Playing club is so important, you’re developing your skills almost all year long,” Polupski said. “And now you look, Paige has signed with the U of S and is going to play for the Huskies, and Bryn could play university someplace. It’s awesome to see that happening.” The TCVC is currently gearing up for the new season, with their first set of tryouts set for Nov. 24 at Peacock. Given the number of players who have come

out in the past, space might be at a premium. “I think a couple of years ago we had 250 in the gym, but we don’t have the coaches and the gym time to have that many teams... but it’s great to see that many kids interested in playing a sport, any sport, in Moose Jaw,” Polupski said. The TCVC plans to run tryouts for their development program as well as each of their club teams in the 14U girls, 15U girls, 16U girls and 17U girls. The development program will run Sunday mornings from Dec. 8 through the end of March and will feature instruction for players from Grade 6 to 11. The cost is $250. For more information, check out www. tcvcmj.com.

Vanier’s Paige Beausoleil in action during the Moose Jaw Invitational.

Gamble, KMS only undefeated rink in Original 16 Cash League KalTire, BTN, Tax Team all tied for second with 6-1 records Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Ben Gamble and his KMS Construction rink remain the only undefeated team in the Original 16 Cash League standings after the most recent night of competition at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre. They had the night off last Wednesday but carried a 6-0 record into the evening, with Seaborn Insurance (Joel Jordison) the only other unbeaten rink in the 18team league at 4-0 heading into play. That all changed before the night was over, as Jordison would drop a 10-6 decision to BTN Chartered Accountants (Danielle Sicinski, 6-1). As could be expected between two of the perennial league contenders, things were exceptionally close in the early going as the teams were tied 3-3 through four ends. Sicinski would look to take control with three in the fifth, only to see Jordison respond with a threespot of his own the next end to tie things 6-6. That would be the last time they’d score, though, as Sicinski added a deuce in the seventh and stole two in the eighth to finish off the contest. KalTire (Bob Desjarlais, 6-1) kept pace with the leaders with a 9-4 win over Main Street Strength and Conditioning (Jazmin Ackerman, 0-7). Desjarlais wasted little time taking control of the contest, picking up deuces in each of the first two ends before adding a three-spot in the fourth to take a 7-1 lead. Ackerman would battle

back to 7-4, but Desjarlais brought things to an early end with two more in the seventh. A late rally would also keep Tax Team (Murray Stroeder) with a single loss at 6-1 after they defeated Pro-Tec Electric (Stan Barnsley, 4-2) 8-4. Things were close throughout as Stroeder built a 4-2 lead, but saw Barnsley tied things up with single points in the fifth and sixth. Stroeder would take control from there, though, with two in the seventh and a steal of two more in the eighth closing things off. Protec Video (Wade Gray, 4-3) posted one of the more commanding wins on the night, scoring points in each of the first five ends – including deuces in the first three – to take an 8-2 win over Walchuk Masonary (Ralph Courtnage, 2-4). Barb Wallace (1-6) got off to a quick start with a point in the first end against Matt Froehlich (3-4) but wouldn’t score again in the contest as Froehlich would steal two in each of the fourth and fifth ends to take a 6-1 five-end win. EMJ Marketing (Joe Gunnis, 3-4) and Ackerman Ag (Patrick Ackerman, 1-4) got off to a high-scoring start as they exchanged three-enders to open the game. Gunnis would go on a roll from there, though, with two in each of the third and fourth ends as well as single points in the fifth and sixth to win 9-3.

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Paws N Play (David Gray, 3-3) put together an impressive comeback against Forged 365 (Donna Ackerman, 4-3) after giving up a steal of four in fourth end to fall behind 7-3. Gray fought back with one in the fifth and two in the sixth to trail by one 7-6, and after holding Ackerman to one in the seventh, tied thing 8-8 with two in the eighth. Ackerman wouldn’t let things slip away, though, using the ham-

mer to score one in the extra end and win 9-8. John’s Music (Ryan Wenarchuk, 3-3) staged a late rally to defeat Easy Care Living (Lorraine Arguin, 2-5), scoring one in the sixth before stealing singles in the seventh and eighth for a 5-4 win. League action continues every Wednesday night at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre.

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Local artisan co-op in Gravelbourg gathering for Christmas market Larissa Kurz

The makers, crafters, and artists of Gravelbourg have come together to form the Gravelbourg Artisan Co-operative, and their Christmas market is just around the corner. A Happy Handmade Christmas will feature a number of handmade products, created by talented makers from all around the Gravelbourg area. Members of the Artisan Co-operative will be present with some of their wares, and there will also be a table with more information about the co-op — and, of course, some swag. All goods are handmade only, and there is such a variety that the Artisan Co-operative hopes the market will check off a few Christmas lists. “We tried to get as many different things as possible,” said Anna Smandych, member of the co-op and the market manager. “It should be a fun shopping experience, lots of different things to choose from.” The market will also feature a Christmas-themed photo booth and a children’s play area, as well as a presentation of wine and cheese beginning at 5 p.m. Megan Nash, beloved singer and songwriter from the area, will even be performing at 7 p.m. The Artisan Co-operative formed a few months ago, to highlight the many talented local makers in the area, and have since decided to offer the community a shopping experience by hosting their own markets. “We thought we would go handmade-only [for the market], to really promote the people in our co-op as well as all of the makers and artists in the area,” said Smandych. “We really want to promote Gravelbourg and the people here, because the great makers and artists of Southern Saskatchewan, we have a small sampling of them but I think we have some of the best.” For now, the group has a few more markets up their sleeve — if this one goes well — and are actively looking for a retail space to set up a more permanent presence. A Happy Handmade Christmas will take place from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 23, on the main floor of the Gravelbourg convent at 7 Athabasca Street, Gravelbourg. Admission to the event is $5 at the door.

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Celebrating Inclusion For All

60 Athabasca Street East 306-692-0533 Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford

Music Director: Karen Purdy • Choir Director: Jenna Nash

Sunday, Nov. 24th, 2019 10:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School Reign of Christ Sunday

E-mail: st.andrews.mj@sasktel.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/StAndrewsUnitedChurchMooseJaw Website: http://standrewsmoosejaw.ca

On the Front Porch by Wanda Smith Times and Seasons We are into the last few weeks of this year, 2019. Looking back, as we were facing the new millennium and the idea that our world could shut down when the 1000th millennium stepped into the 2000th millennium, I wonder if we ever found ourselves thinking we would make it this far? We all have said it... so much has happened in these last couple of decades, let alone the last couple of years! Time marches on. Big Sweet Pea was born before the calendar turned from the 1900’s to the 2000’s. As new parents, we were concerned that we would be without power or the necessities needed to keep her warm and fed. We went as far as investing in a wood stove and setting it up in the basement of our home. It helped to alleviate our concerns and in the end was a blessing for more years to come. As I contemplate the last days of this decade, I am motivated to make the most of my time. We all have the same amount of time allotted to us. David challenges us in Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” God, although He is not confined to time, created times and seasons. We would be wise to discern the days we are living in. I think of the true historical account of the sons of Issachar in the living pages of God’s Word. “From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take.” 1Chronicles 12:32 I am mindful of this anointing that is available to us... that we can also discern the times and know the best course to take in our lives, our families and our communities. It is important to know what season we are in which is not dependent on physical seasons but on the spiritual seasons. Just as we need to be wise as the ant who stores up its food in the summer and prepare for our household, we also need to be mindful of the spiritual season we are in. Recently, I read a book that helped me to discern a season I have been in. The book is called “Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You” by Banning Liebscher. In it, I have seen how God develops us through seasons of preparation in order to fully carry out the mandate he has given to each of us. There are three soils in which God roots us in order to prepare us. I will touch on them next week. Maybe you are finding your life is boring, mundane, depressing or you have lack of vision or motivation. I have news for you! You were NOT created to just get by, nor were you created to be lack lustre or apathetic about the days in which you live. If this is you, unbuckle your seatbelt. Do not let one more day go by without considering the importance of the times you are living in. Your family needs you. Your community needs you. YOU need you! You need to know what season you are in and what and who you have been created to impact. A great place to start is to ask Jesus what season you are in. Listen to the still small voice from within your spirit and see what God is showing you. “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” Matthew 13:9 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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BERNICE ROBINSON June 17, 1938 – November 6, 2019 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Bernice Robinson announces her passing in the early hours of Wednesday, November 6th, 2019. Bernice was predeceased by her husband Richard, son Timothy, daughter Lynn, grand-daughter Jody-Lynn, sister Frances Shea and parents Dorothy and Leslie Andrews. She will be missed by her son Richard, daughter Shelley, sisters Pat (Ed) Liberet, Leslie (Al) Unrau, and Dorothy (Rene) Croteau and brother Bill (Carol) Andrews. Her grandchildren, Derek, Joshua, Melissa, Reese, James, Tatiana and great-granddaughter Charlie. Bernice was born in Moose Jaw attending Ross and William Grayson schools. She worked at Safeway for many years until her early retirement. She was a founding member of the Moose Jaw Quilters Guild where she made many beautiful quilts and friends. She was an avid gardener spending many hours in her yard tending to her flowers.

EILEEN MAE HESLOP Eileen Mae Heslop, born March 18, 1932, passed away peacefully November 11, 2019 at the age of 87. Eileen was predeceased by her son Bruce and her husband Jim. She is survived by her son Jim (Wendy), daughter Linda (Wayne), daughterin-law Teresa, grandchildren Keith (Nicole), Kim (Jeff), Jay (Amanda), Tiffany, Jessica (Patrick), Craig, Brenden (Katrina), Nahshon (Nicole), Patrick (Natalie), Shawn and Jaman, greatgrandchildren Keanna, Danny, Cari, Parker, Ayden, Talon, Lukas, Myra, Leigha, Jamison and Ollie. A Celebration of Eileen’s Life will be held at Hillcrest Apostolic Church, 1550 Main St N, Moose Jaw on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Reverend Kurt Buchanan will officiate. For those so wishing memorial donations may be directed to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga ON, L5T 2Y4. In living memory of Eileen, a memorial planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson. com or www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca (Obituaries). Blair Scott, Funeral Director.

The family wishes to thank all the very caring staff at Extendicare with a special thank you to Kathy for taking our mom under her wing. In keeping with her wishes there will be a private service in her honour. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

In Loving Memory of Truman Bailey

January 19, 1918 – November 24, 2016 God saw you getting tired And a cure was not to be So he put his arms around you And whispered, “Come to me.” A golden heart stopped beating Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Forever in our hearts Shelley, Frank, Dora Lynn And families

Honour the memory of a loved one with a memorial gift to support the Moose Jaw Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. Please contact us for more information. Moose Jaw Health Foundation 55 Diefenbaker Drive Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2 Phone (306) 694-0373

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TIEDE, Kevin Wilson Kevin passed away on November 5, 2019 in Kelowna, BC at the age of 65. He was born on October 30, 1954 in Mossbank, Saskatchewan. Kevin is survived by his only sister Donna (Edwin), nephew Ryan, niece Nicole (Mark) and their children and by his partner Laurie. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Kevin was raised on a farm in Saskatchewan for 20 years, was a long-haul truck driver for 25 years and for 20 years he and his partner raised Lowline cattle near Lumby, BC. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Mable Lake Hall, on Saturday, November 23rd at 2:00 pm. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.

WAYNE ALLISTER MACNEVIN It is with great sadness the family of Wayne Allister MacNevin announce his passing in Melfort, SK on Nov 4, 2019. Wayne was born in Willowbuch, SK on Dec 10, 1942 and lived in the Melfort area until his passing. Wayne is predeceased by his son Dana MacNevin and survived and missed by his children Cristel (Craig) Foshaug of Medicine Hat, AB, Devin (Tami) MacNevin of Moose Jaw, SK, Dean (Heidi) MacNevin of Moose Jaw, SK, Deric MacNevin of Hinton, AB and his grandchildren Chase, Roan, Declan, Ridleigh, Tucker, Chesney, Ayden, Nelia, Alice, Felix and Alexandra. All those who wish to remember and share memories of the life of Wayne are welcome to join us for a come and go coffee at the Eagles Club in Moose Jaw on Nov 24th @ 2pm. An interment service for family members will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Hillcrest Funeral Home, Saskatoon, 306477-4400.

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JEAN MARY HAMILTON LOW Jean Mary Hamilton Low died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease on November 9, 2019. She was born on May 3, 1942 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, of John “Jack” Hamilton and Ruth Clarke Hamilton, beginning a life journey around the world. As a toddler she experienced World War II, retreating from the enemy with her family and her father Jack in service as an employee of Hindustan Aircraft, Ltd., helping the Allies over the “Hump” – from China to Burma to Bangalore, India, After the war the family settled in the New Orleans area, living in Lake Vista, on Newcomb Blvd., in the Tchoupitoulas Cedar Grove Plantation house and Norco. She attended St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church. Jean graduated from St. Martin’s Episcopal High School in 1958, thereafter attending Newcomb College. Her studies interrupted by marriage, Jean followed her husband to Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa. After divorce and remarriage Jean resided in Rhodesia, managing a fishing camp on the Zambezi River, during the Rhodesian Bush War or Zimbabwe War of Liberation. She returned to Moose Jaw, then New Orleans, to resume her studies at Newcomb. She earned a BA, MA and then a PhD in Developmental Psychology in 1987. Jean then began her educational career, teaching at the University of Oklahoma, in Norman, Oklahoma, West Texas A&M University, in Amarillo, Texas and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Jean Low retired from her 22 years of higher education in 2009 and settled down in her beloved Tchoupitoulas Street home in New Orleans to care for her dogs, work her jig saw puzzles, read her mystery books and to publish her own novel “Death on the Bank of Two Rivers” in 2012. She is survived by her siblings Kathleen (Sam) Landry and John (Conchita) Hamilton, her three sons “Metairie” Michael (Camille) Tifft, “Kenyan” Kevin (Kate) Tifft and “Rhodesian” Ronald (Patricia) Low, grandchildren Mary Grace, Matthew, Catherine, Reilly, Delaney, Keely, Kyle, Tristan, Dylan and Jackson, nieces and nephews Sam (Kalaya), John (Tet), Kathleen (Sean) and Lynn (Carl). The family would like to thank her loving sister Kathleen and her care givers and friends at Ormond Nursing and Care Center for their dedication and devotion to Jean in her final years. Please consider a donation in Jean’s name to the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library: https://squareup.com/store/ fnopl/ or Zeus’ Place, https://zeusplace.com/

MASON, ROSE Rose Mason passed away at the Dr F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital in Moose Jaw on November 6, 2019 at the age of 80 years old. She was born to Jim & Margaret Bacso. Rose was predeceased by her sister Joanne Wallan, brother martin Bacso, John Bacso, and little brother Joe. Rose is survived by her husband Gerry, her children Jody (Billy) of Stewart, BC, Janet of Surrey BC, Jeri (Steve) of Lumby, BC, and Jeff (Dana) of Moose Jaw, SK; 11 grandchildren, 9 greatgrandchildren; siblings Steve Bacso, Mary Swanson, James Bacso, Andy Bacso and extended family, and sister Elizabeth Brewer who passed with her on the same day. In living memory of Rose a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign our online book of condolences at www. parkviewfuneralchapel.ca or www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries). Blair Scott, Funeral Director.

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COMING EVENTS

Please note that coming events are placed where space is available and that priority is given to local non-profit groups and organizations. BEREAVED PARENTS Grief Support Group for Parents who have experienced the death of a Child. Next Meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30pm to 9:00 pm-at the Parkview location: 474 Hochelaga St. W. Please enter east doors off of east parking lot. Everyone is Welcome. GOOD FOOD BOX – Hunger in Moose Jaw, contact Kathleen Dempkey 306.693.0754: Money due Wed. Nov. 20th for pick up on Tue. Nov. 26th; Money due Wed. Dec. 11th for pick up on Tue. Dec. 17th. Now accept debit and credit card payments. SUPERANNUATED TEACHERS OF SASKATCHEWAN MOOSE JAW BRANCH NOVEMBER LUNCHEON MEETING will be held on Wednesday November 20 @ 10:30AM at the Moose Jaw Masonic Temple Hall, 1755 Main St. N. Presentation: by CARP (Canadian Association Retired Persons). Luncheon Cost: $15 Members/$20 Non- Members. Meal: Turkey Dinner catered by Charlottes’s. Contact Person: Please Register with P Diacon (306) 693-7914 or pcdiacon@ icloud.com BY NOVEMBER 16. CRAFTING CHRISTMAS CARDS on Thursday November 21 from 2:30-3:30pm at the Public Library. Join is and let your creative juices flow getting into the festive spirit. There will be a supply of Holiday stamps, paper and other decorating items to make the cards. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. PRAIRIE HEARTS QUILT GUILD will meet on Thursday, November 21 at the Masonic Temple on Main Street North at 7 pm. This coming meeting we will be having our colour challenge reveal and 2018/2019 UFO reveal. Our show and share theme this meeting is national red mitten day so bring along something that has mittens on it or something red and white. We will also enjoy a coffee time as well. ACFMJ FRENCH CLASSES –Beginner 1.2 (I know some French) Tuesdays November 26/December 3; Franco-practique (casual studying and conversation) Thursdays November21,28/December 5. Cost $60 each level; $20 Franco-practique. Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm. Location: 450 – 3rd Ave. NW Moose Jaw. Registration by phone 306.692.8112 or acfmoosejaw@gmail.com MOOSE JAW COMMUNITY PLAYERS DINNER THEATRE ‘PAPER WHEAT’ will be held at the Cosmo Centre on Nov. 22 & 23. Tickets are $45 for the buffet supper & show and are available at Prairie Bee Meadery on Main St. MOOSE JAW TOWN AND COUNTRY SINGLES DANCE will be held on Saturday November 23 at Church of Our Lady Community Center 566 Vaughan Street West from 8pm to 12am. Band Len Gadica. Come on out for an evening of fun! Married couples welcome! Cost $14.00 and includes midnight lunch. Information available by calling 306-691-6634. CHRISTMAS BAKING WALK will be held on Saturday, November 23rd from 9am-1pm at St. Andrew’s Church Main Floor – enter on Athabasca St. Pick what you want and put into containers provided. Each container is $5 Homemade tarts, cookies, candy, squares, etc. Sponsored by the Mizpah Chapter #1 Order of the Eastern Star. ZION’S HOSTING THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/BAKE SALE – Sat, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $2.00 or donation of mitts, gloves, hats, & scarves for children at local schools and socks for Riverside Mission. YULETYME CRAFT & TRADE SHOW will be held on Saturday, November 23 from 10 am - 3 pm. YULETYME is an annual event held at Minto United Church. Great variety of Vendors which include the UCW amazing and HUGE Bake Sale Table!! Come and let the Vendors help with your Christmas gift giving!! This is definitely your ONE-STOP-CHRISTMAS-SHOP!! Don’t miss out on this one; it’s sure to please!! 1036 - 7th Avenue NW. Call 306-693-6148 for Info. BLACK SUNDAY 5 TRADE SHOW & CRAFT SALE on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11am-4pm at the Heritage Inn & Convention Centre. There will be hourly draws of gift bags with items from the vendors. Numerous vendors. For more information contact Tess Boehm @306.529.2850 or TotallyTess@sasktel.net PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP MEETING on Monday, November 25 at 1:30 pm, Hillcrest Church,

NEW PATIENTS WELCOME

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1550 Main St N. Open to all those living with Parkinson’s, their family and friends. Meetings are casual, informative and fun. Barb at 306-631-8354 SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One by Suicide Next Meeting: Nov. 27, 7:30pm to 9:00 pm at the Parkview location- 474 Hochelaga St. W. Please enter east doors off of east parking lot. Everyone is Welcome. STEPPING INTO CHRISTMAS presented by Christmas in Our Hearts and Homes will be held on Friday, November 29th at 7pm at Hillcrest Church. Guest Speaker Krista Penner; Shoes Showcased by Gemmells on Main. Music by Sk Singers/Songwriters ‘The sisters’ – Penny Lee Stenberg & Connie Day. Buffet of delicious appetizers & desserts. Tickets $15 available for purchase at Hillcrest Church 306.692.5600 or call Sharon 306.631.8238. POTTERY SHOW & SALE WITH POTTERY BY JEANETTE RATTEE will be held on SUNDAY DEC 1ST from 11am to 3pm at 21 LEWRY CRESCENT. A MOOSE JAW ADULT (18+) FIREARMS LICENSING COURSE WEEKEND will be held in Moose Jaw on Saturday Dec 7 and 8, 2019.Courses will be conducted at the SOUTH SASK WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION RANGE AND LEARNING CENTRE, 276 Home St. East. Sat Dec 7,2019 will see a Non-Restricted Firearm Safety Course conducted CFSC. Successful completion of this 8hr course will enable candidates to apply for their Non-Restricted Possession and Acquisition License (PAL). Course cost 120.00. Sunday Dec 8th will see a Canadian Restricted Firearm Safety Course CRFSC conducted. Course cost 120.00. Successful completion of this 4-6 hr course enables the candidates to apply for a PAL with status for Possession and Acquisition of Restricted Firearms RPAL (handguns and certain designated long guns). Note: one must have successfully completed the CFSC before one can take the CRFSC. Hard copy loaner manuals, PAL(RPAL) applications, and course study guides provided. For more info on Registration procedures, etc. contact Master Instructor and Course Coordinator Harry at 306 693 1324, hshorejda@shaw.ca MOOSE JAW HOMEGROWN FARMERS MARKET is moving indoors and will be on Sunday Dec 8th, and Dec 15th from 10 am - 2 pm at the Timothy Eatons Centre 510 Main St N. Temp your taste buds with local delights such as pastry,bread,candy,honey, jams and jellies, There will also be homemade bath & beauty products, home decor,handmade jewelry, homemade dog treats, hand knitted items, homemade wine,and much more. A CHRISTMAS HAM & TURKEY BINGO hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Father Gilpin Council #9760 will be held on Sunday December 8, 2019, at Church of Our Lady Community Centre. Doors open at 6:00 P.M. games start at 7:00 P.M. There will be a lunch counter. The whole family is welcome. ROTARY 75TH CAROL FESTIVAL will be held on December 9th to 11th, Monday -Wednesday starting at 7pm at Zion United Church, 423 Main St. N. Admission is free with donation. Proceeds go to Rotary Community Projects. To register or ask questions contact Susan at 306.631.8714 or s.hanna@sasktel.net . Group or Single Performers; Vocal or instrumental. THE ANNUAL KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST is being held by the Knights of Columbus Father Gilpin Council #9760: There is no charge to enter. Entry forms are available on the website www.mjknights.ca or you can contact Pat Meuse at 306-692-8111. Judging will take place on Saturday 14 December 2019 starting at 6:30 P.M. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries. A CHRISTMAS LONG AGO at the Western Development Museum will be held on Sat. Dec. 14 – 10am-2pm/Sat. Dec. 21 – 10am-2pm and Tues. Dec 24 – 10am and also Tues. Dec 24 – 10am only. Pre-registration is required, and regular admission applies. WDM members free. Young visitors are invited to learn about the festive season in Saskatchewan long ago, see what types of gifts were given and make an old-fashioned craft. Recommended for ages five years and up; families welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – Branch 59 Moose Jaw, 268 High St W: Contact 306-692-5453 Like us on Facebook @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 Moose Jaw. RENEW YOUR 2020 LEGION MEMBERSHIP NOW! Early Bird Campaign runs until Nov 30. Deadline for renewal is December 31st to remain a member in good standing GENERAL MEETING - Saturday, November 23rd @ 1:30 pm in the lounge -- All Legion members are encouraged to attend in order to conduct the business of Branch 59 GREY CUP PARTY – Sunday, Nov 24th @ 4:00 pm - $10.00 Buffet tickets available in advance ONLY (purchase by Nov 20th) - Everyone welcome FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members – November 27th - please call for an appointment MONTHLY CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT – Wednesday, November 27th @ 1:30 pm – in the lounge - $5/person – prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Sign up at the Legion or call 306693-9688 – EVERYONE WELCOME ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TRADE FAIR - Saturday, November 30th - 10am-4pm - Admission $2.00 – Raffles - Food & Drink Available – Legion members and those would like to help, may donate baked goods to our fundraising bake table MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT SENIORS’ ASSOCIATION @Timothy Eaton Garden – 101-510 Main St N. For more information or the regular listing of ongoing daily events call 306-694-4223 or mjsenior@ sasktel.net

ONGOING PROGRAMS: EVERY WEEKDAY. Please check with MJ & District Seniors to find out what these are. Sunday, November 17 – Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm Sunday, November 17 – Potluck –5:00 – 7:00 pm Cost $1.00 Sunday, November 24 – Grey Cup Viewing Party in the Café – 3:30 – 8 pm Wednesday, November 27 – Mini Crib – 1:00-4:00 pm, Cost $5.00 Sunday, December 1 – Annual Members’ & Friends Christmas Banquet with special guest - Jamie Gass “Remember the King”. Cost $25pp Saturday, December 7 – Social Dance featuring “Dennis 7 Curtis Ficor”. 8:00 pm - Midnight with lunch to follow. $14.00 Sunday, December 8 – Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm Saturday December 14 – Military Whist Tournament 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Cost $12.00 Sunday, December 15 – Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. COSMO BRIDGE LEAGUE on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 @1pm. Cost $2; includes prizes. COSMO FLOOR SHUFFLEBOARD on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 @1pm. Cost $2; includes prizes. COSMO LINE DANCE WITH DONNA on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 & NOVEMBER 28 @10am. Cost $3. COSMO CRIBBAGE LEAGUE on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 @7pm. Cost $2 includes prizes COSMO BRIDGE LEAGUE on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 & WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 @1pm. Cost $2 includes prizes. COSMO FLOOR SHUFFLEBOARD on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 & WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 @ 1pm. Cost $2 includes prizes. COSMO JAM SESSION on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 @ 9:30am. Cost $2. MINI CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 @1pm. Cost 5 includes prizes and snack. COSMO CRIBBAGE LEAGUE on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 @7pm. Cost $2includes prizes. ARMY NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS, 279 High St. W. Phone 306.693.1656. Thursday’s Crib starts @ 1:30 pm Everyone Welcome! Thursday’s Pool @ 7:00 pm Everyone Welcome! Friday’s Shuffleboard @ 1:30 pm Everyone Welcome! Saturday’s Meat Draw @ 4:30 pm Everyone Welcome! ANAVETS Sports Drop-in Fun Leagues. You don’t need to make weekly commitments! All Events are Open to Everyone. Grey Cup Party- Sunday Nov 24th Doors open at 4pm: Pot luck and bringing in a couple more TV’s. General Meeting- Tuesday Dec 10th -All ANAVETS members are encouraged to attend. Club Supper Thursday November 28th from 5:30-6:30. Lasagna, Garlic Toast, Salads and Dessert. Price $15 Tickets MUST be purchased by Nov 26th. Everyone Welcome! Club Supper Thursday December 12th from 5:30-6:30. Turkey with all the Fixings and Dessert. Price $18 Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. 2020 Memberships are now available for purchase. SCRAPS has many adoptable cats. They are vaccinated, spayed and neutered and have tattoo identification. If you have a forever home for one of these superstar kitties, please call SCRAPS cat line at 306.684.9048. INFORMED CHOICES PREGNANCY CENTRE is hosting a support group for those who have experienced perinatal (miscarriage and stillbirth) and infant loss every first Wednesday evening of each month at 679 Hall St. W at 7pm. It is open to women and men for sharing, understanding and support as a walk through a grief journey that is unique and often misunderstood. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3395, 561 Home St. W, Moose Jaw. Monday Night Crib 7:00pm Everyone welcome. Wednesday Night Darts 7:30 pm Live Music every Friday and Saturday night ELKS FUNDRAISER MEAT DRAW RAFFLES are held every Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the Legion lounge. There are eight chances to win meat, a teddy bear draw and a 50-50 draw. It’s a great way to start the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. FLK TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY invites you to join in to practice the art of Taoist Tai Chi. Beginner Classes each Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm and each Saturday 11:00 am12:00 noon at St. Andrews Social Hall - 60 Athabasca St. Call Elaine (306)693-9034 or email moosejaw@taoist.org LINE DANCING CLASSES every Monday from 10-11:30am at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. MOOSE JAW CONCERT BAND: If you play an instrument, you are welcome to join the Moose Jaw Concert Band. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Vanier Collegiate Band room. If you need more info, please e-mail kurt.gillett@gmail.com . ASPERGER’S PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULTS meets at Moose Jaw Public Library the last Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come and share ideas, experiences and have some fun. For more info call CMHA at 306.692.4240. TUESDAYS BINGO at Church of Our Lady Parish Hall; 7 p.m. start. Doors open at 6 p.m.


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Fewer than a dozen volunteer spots remaining, Buy One Get One draw sale now running until Christmas Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

It wasn’t all that long ago that the call for volunteers went out for 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, and at first glance, it seemed like filling all the necessary spots would be a daunting task. More than 400 people were needed to pull things off in the most efficient manner, a number that for any community would be difficult to pull off.. And yet, only a few months after the initial call went out, almost every position is filled as of last week – according to Maddie Kelly, marketing coordinator for Curling Canada, fewer than a dozen spots are remaining, with a handful of drivers and a few spots in the HeartStop Lounge left. The response has definitely been heartening for the organizing committee, especially when it comes to how much work in other areas is still to be done as the tournament – taking place Feb. 14-23 at Mosaic Place – moves closer and closer. “It’s definitely quicker here,” Kelly said of volunteer spots being filled. “In other places you have to work a little harder to get people to come out but here, especially when we opened it in February and we had a giant inflow of volunteers almost immediately. Then it’s been

pretty steady since, and that speaks a lot to how important curling is to this community and how much people want this event to go off well. We can’t do this event without the volunteers and it’s great to see it filled up.” Ticket sales are also moving along briskly, with the recent Sandra Schmirler Celebration Buy One Get One Sale cracking around 300 bundle buys by the end-of-October deadline. Because of that interest, the sale – where patrons can buy a Draw 4 ticket for the opening Sunday afternoon, featuring Team Saskatchewan vs. defending champion Chelsea Carey and Team Canada for just $32.50, and receive a ticket for Draw 5 on Sunday evening to ticket for Draw 5 to see the home team play back-to-back for free – has been extended to Christmas. “It was really welcomed and a lot of people enjoyed it, so we decided to actually extend it to Christmas because we thought the bundle would make a nice gift,” Kelly said. “So if someone wants to buy a pack for Christmas and don’t need tickets for the opening and closing weekend, the BOGO is still a good option.” Ticket sales in general are close to even with numbers seen the last time the Scotties Tournament of Hearts was in Moose Jaw in 2015.

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Another initiative that will undoubtedly prove popular is the Scotties partnership with Primary Eye Care to offer tickets to local senior homes so that older folks who otherwise might not have a chance to check out a live draw can do so. “We want to make it available for everyone, even for those who might not be able to afford these tickets or who because of their disability might not have had the opportunity to come out,” Kelly said. “It doesn’t matter, come on out, if you’re a curling fan we want you here.” All-in-all, November marks a major ramp-up in preparations as the first draw sits only three months away. “November is one of the busiest times because that’s when you have to start closing things, you have to start ordering things and have to start looking at programs and deadlines when you can get tickets,” Kelly said. “There’s plenty going on behind the scenes, there’s always something in the works and I know the City of Moose Jaw is coming together and looking to make the Scotties coming to Moose Jaw a really amazing event. They’re embracing it with open arms and that’s all we can ask for.”

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