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After two days in the summer sun, the Saskatchewan Air Show is done and over and was a massive, unbridled hit. Close to 50,000 people packed 15 Wing through Saturday and Sunday for the first Moose Jaw air show in 14 years, prompting organizers to actually close the gates on Saturday in order to prevent overcrowding. And while there might have been long lines to deal with throughout the two days, what patrons were treated to from an entertainment standpoint was nothing short of spectacular. Performers ranging from the Jelly Belly stunt plane to the CF-18 demonstration squad and, of course, the Snowbirds put on an impressive series of aerobatics and skills as they gave fans a show for the ages. And when folks weren’t looking to the sky,
there was plenty to do on the ground with a wide array of military vehicles, planes and equipment on the 15 Wing tarmac for patrons to interact with. Organizers planned to take what was learned from this year’s show and put it to good use when it comes to the next event
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This was the first year Scott Kiefer participated in the Moose Jawg Charity Road Race and it’s also one he’ll likely remember for a while. Kiefer, 33, from Regina, captured first place in the 10K run with a time of 37:55.8, which was the best time overall among men and women during the July 1 race. Andrea Amiot, 36, from Moose Jaw, placed first in the women’s division with a time of 41:49.1. Matthew Johnston took first place in the men’s 5K run, while Jadyn Palaschuk captured first in the women’s 5K event. “Unexpected,” Kiefer said about the result. “It was a pleasant surprise. It was a personal best for me.” The win was unexpected since there were many good runners at the event, he explained. There were several participants from the University of Regina Cougars track team, while there were also members of the Ted Jaleta Club. However, Kiefer noted with a chuckle that those runners competed in the 5K instead. Kiefer’s wife participated in last year’s Moose Jawg and convinced him to run this year. He acknowledged that it was a good decision to attend, adding it was a fun course and different than what he normally faces in Regina. He pointed out there were many people along most of the pathway cheering on the runners. Kiefer doesn’t normally run shorter distances, he explained. He took up
Nearly 60 youngsters took part in this year’s Runt Race during the 18th annual Moose Jawg Charity Road Race, held July 1 in the Wakamow Valley. Photo courtesy Moose Jawg Charity Road Race
long-distance marathon running a few years ago, so his training methods are much different. He has trained himself to keep a solid pace over a longer period; with a 5K or 10K run, he has to use fasttwitch muscles that develop lactic acid buildup faster than during long-distance runs. “For the first time running it, it was a great race to run,” he added. “I’ll prob-
ably be back next year and even recruit some friends.” Moose Jawg organizer Dawn Luhning is pleased with how this year’s race turned out and described it as awesome. “Really good! It was a great day and it was great weather,” she said about the 18th annual charity road race. “It ran pretty smoothly. It was one of the smoothest ones I’ve ever ran.”
This year there were 260 participants, while 59 youngsters took part in the Runt Run. Luhning joined the kids during their event and ran with them over the bridge. “I’ve always said that’s one of the best parts of the day is watching them line up,” she said. “They’re so excited to be there and it’s just a great part of the event, that’s for sure.” Luhning does not participate in the race, but stays behind to ensure the logistics run smoothly, support the volunteers if they need help and cheer on the racers. She was unsure how much money had been raised this year. However, after all the bills are paid, she expects to send a cheque for about $5,000 to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation. After taking off this summer to rest, Luhning and her team will begin planning for next year’s race in September or October. She will search for more sponsors and start the process of creating a new logo, which is a race tradition. A website will then be launched in January that allows runners to start registering. Luhning was grateful for the sponsors and volunteers, since the event wouldn’t have been possible without their contributions. The Moose Jawg race has raised more than $134,000 for the health foundation during the last 18 years.
Saskatchewan sees Encouraging Growth
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Thanks to significant rain, the landscape around Moose Jaw is looking much better than it did three weeks ago. We’ve seen growth in more than just crops this past month. There is evidence that the province is going in the right direction as we Stand Up for Saskatchewan. A strengthening economy means we have the resources to invest in the services needed by the people of our province. It also shows the determination and innovation of Saskatchewan people in the face of challenges. For the tenth consecutive month Saskatchewan has more people working in the province than it did a year ago. Employment figures announced in June show there are 14,300 more people working in Saskatchewan than in May of 2018. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 per cent in May (seasonally adjusted), down from 6.7 per cent a year ago. Month-over-month, the unemployment rate
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was down from 5.4 per cent in April. Our province has now seen 52 consecutive quarters of population growth, according to the latest population figures from Statistics Canada. Our unprecedented population growth of 176,894 people includes 10,295 more who started calling Saskatchewan home in the past year. A destination of choice for people from around the world, Saskatchewan’s growth is largely due to international immigration. This is a clear sign of the strength of our economy and our quality of life. Wholesale trade in April was up 14.7 per cent year-overyear in Saskatchewan (seasonally adjusted), the highest percentage increase among the provinces and well above of the 4.8 per cent recorded nationally. Wholesale trade is leading indicator of other future economic indicators. There have also been notable improvements in Saskatchewan’s finances as our economy improves. Results for the 2018-19 fiscal year show the deficit was $97 million lower than budgeted, $112 million less than what was forecast at third quarter, and $35 million less than the prior fiscal year. Our plan to continue to provide services and improve infrastructure while managing expenses is providing Saskatchewan citizens with good quality of life. Total revenue was up 1.4 per cent from budget, and up 3.1 per cent compared to the prior fiscal year.
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Managing the deficit has resulted in Saskatchewan’s credit rating remaining strong. In June, the Dominion Bond Rating Service affirmed Saskatchewan’s AA credit rating, unchanged since 2009. Saskatchewan continues to have the second-highest overall credit rating among provinces, behind only British Columbia, when the ratings of the three major agencies (Moody’s, Standard and Poor’s and Dominion Bond Rating Services) are considered. I have been enjoying Moose Jaw’s summer events and celebrations, evidence of the richness of our community. Thank you to the organizers of the Canada Day festivities, Sidewalk Days, and the Air Show. Summer continues to be full of fun and interesting activity as Motif and Festival of Words promise to be spectacular events as well. Unfortunately, even the best of days has times of sorrow. Along with many in Saskatchewan, I was saddened by the passing of Saskatchewan’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy. I knew him as a wise and compassionate man. In addition to his support for youth, mental health initiatives, literacy, new Canadians, and seniors, he was an advocate for Indigenous communities and a strong promoter of Saskatchewan. I offer my condolences to his family and all who grieve his passing. 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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Sad but true, many small towns in Saskatchewan have morphed into uninhabited ghost towns, as people continue to make the move to larger centres. Despite the reasons, whether there is no longer infrastructure or amenities available, or maybe individuals need to locate to a larger centre for senior living or a relocation because of work, or whatever the reason…it’s a sad sign of the times. Joan Ritchie We all drive by or through them on EDITOR journey’s way, seeing today’s dilapidation but envisioning yesterday’s fertile environment. It tears at your heartstrings because you remember the days memories were made there. One thing I noticed while I was compiling the articles for this week’s edition, not all of small-town Saskatchewan is dead. Towns all over the province are celebrating their history and attractions. Just a little over a week ago, Mortlach held their annual Berry Festival featuring Saskatoon Berry Pie…purples smiles all around. The festival serves up big-city clout with small-town charm and everyone from the region can’t wait to return again next year. Even though Claybank Brick Plant is no longer in operation, the provincial and national heritage site was glad to see 1,500 individuals come through during their Heritage Day held at the end of June. Sadly, times are tough and the coffers tight for the society, as they try to keep the plant open for the summer season. Last year, all provincial funding was lost and now the society has to brainstorm for fundraising to maintain the summer’s program operation. This one was a resounding success and will have a significant positive impact on keeping the site open. Wood Mountain Stampede is still going strong after 130 years, billed as Canada’s oldest continuous rodeo since 1891. This years event takes place from July 12-14 and offers everything cowboys are interested in. The event takes place at Wood Mountain Regional Park. Old Wives Lake Festival in Mossbank will be celebrating the weekend of July 19th-21st with numerous activities: a golf tournament, the Justinsane Barbie Car Club Show n’ Shine, a Farmer’s Market featuring 40 vendors and kidstuff, birdwatching, historical tours, a street dance, and much more. Bengough’s 15th annual Gateway Music Festival featuring a mix of country and rock, held July 26th to 28th will be a time to enjoy bands – Trooper, Charlie Major, Kim Mitchell, and Michelle Wright, as well as many others. Campsites are located next to the festival grounds. Manitou Beach is celebrating their centennial as a tourist hotspot with a number of events throughout the summer. One of the upcoming centennial events will be the inaugural Big Float event on July 13th, with the hope that a record will be set for the most people floating on Little Manitou Lake. The official group float will commence at 2:00 p.m. You can read all about it in this week’s Moose Jaw Express, and at Moose Jaw Today.com online daily. My hope is renewed to see that not-all is lost, many small-towns continue to thrive and built on their past looking toward the future. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.
Controversial seed royalty program survey favours public funding By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express
With reduced government funding for grains EXPRESS research across the globe, an international treaty in 1991 saw countries approve plant breeders’ rights and royalty collections. But the method of assuring plant breeders’ rights and royalty collection has varied. Both Canada and the United States signed the treaty, with the U.S. having no plan, and Canada now considering one with Bill C-18. Consultations with stakeholders were held last year and again this year for the controversial program. A 2019 online survey of 877 Prairie farmers showed support for producer funding of wheat research but none for royalties on farm-saved seed. The survey found the most acceptable farmer funding was an increase of the producer check-off to $2 a tonne from $1. “Eighty per cent of them didn’t want a refundable check-off,” said survey manager Vikoriya Gulushko of the University of Regina. “They didn’t think anybody should get a free ride.” Under voluntary check-offs producers can request refunds. Least acceptable was an end product royalty on all wheat sales, although favourable farmers were three times as great if universities, not private companies, performed the research. “It seems producers have developed trust in universities. “Some producers may not want private plant breeder research because of the experience with canola seed breeding. Gulushko said farmers should be educated more on the
issue and favourable responses to royalties should increase. An amazing 20 per cent of farmers didn’t know the $1 a tonne check-off fee is being collected. Favouring research depended on the type of research with disease-resistant wheat getting the highest rating. Chaplin farmer Ron Gleim said some farmers in his district question the value of plant breeding. “When they got 20 bushels an acre, land was $500 an acre. Now they get 60 bushels an acre and land is $2,000 an acre. Where is the benefit?” University of Saskatchewan ag economics professor Richard Gray said not resolving the royalty issue risks less future research and lower returns to farmers. Investment in agricultural research returns 37.5 per cent annually on a global basis. Various systems for plant breeders rights work differently. The European Union has a 50 per cent royalty on farm saved seed. Australia and the United Kingdom have good returns with private plant breeding organizations. France supports public research with private operators while Germany has farm organizations negotiate royalties and do collections. German farmers were upset at farm saved seed royalties with only 30 per cent paying the fees while the U.K. collects royalties on 70 per cent of farm saved seed. Unless Canada establishes a royalty fee system within a year Gray predicted nothing will change and Canada will lose out on development of wheat strains. The Canadian government should “commit to continued public funding” of research. Ron Walter can be reached at email@example.com
NDP criticizing changes to provincial income assistance programming Larissa Kurz
The Saskatchewan NDP has voiced concerns regarding the ramifications of the new Saskatchewan Income Support program (SIS), calling the overhaul “a cut that forces people into impossible choices while they struggle with rising costs” in a press release. The SIS is set to replace the Saskatchewan Assistance Program and Transitional Employment Allowance, which will wind down in 2021 and are no longer taking new applicants. New applicants are directed to the SIS, which launches on July 15. Under the SIS benefits, utilities are now included as part of the shelter benefit and participants must partake in mandated motivational interviews with social workers. Opposition leader Ryan Meili voiced concerns that the program is not addressing the increase in living expenses, and is setting up those on the program who are already struggling with expenses to struggle more. “If you’ve got your rent, your power and your water bill to pay but you can’t afford all three, what kind of awful choice are you forcing people into? They’re setting vulnerable people up to fail, plain and simple,” said Meili, in a press release. The SIS program aims to help people overcome barriers to employment. The new program has increased the earned income exemption limits, allowing people to keep more of what they earn before benefits are reduced, and has streamlined the application process online. The NDP’s concerns highlight how the new program fails to offer reasonable supports for those who are unable to work, due to barriers such as disability or illness. In the same press release, Social Services critic Nicole Rancourt questioned why there have been no changes to support the implementation of the motivational interviews. Rancourt’s concern is that the strain will be put onto already overworked social workers. The most recent census data from 2016 indicated that 9.2 per cent of the province’s population was living below the poverty line. There are currently 37,000 households in the province receiving some form of income assistance.
2018-19 provincial deficit less than predicted, says Harpauer Larissa Kurz
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According to the 2018-19 final accounts, the provincial government finished the fiscal year with a smaller deficit than was predicted. The final deficit was $268 million, which is $35 million less than the previous year and $97 million lower than was budgeted. Finance Minister Donna Harpauer credits the good result to a 3.1 per cent increase in revenue from the prior fiscal year — about $430 million, in monetary terms. That revenue, Harpauer noted, is largely from non-renewable resources like potash, which recorded the highest increase in revenue at 74 per cent compared to the precious year. Non-renewable resources saw revenues up $253 million, an increase of 19 per cent from the last year.
Total expense for the 2018-19 year was $14.72 billion, which is higher than last year by $395 million. Total revenue for the year was $14.45 billion, an increase of $430 million compared to last year. The announcement of the official deficit has Harpauer and the Saskatchewan government confident in their balanced budget proposed for 2019-20. “Each fiscal year has its own set of unique factors that impact our budget,” Harpauer said, in the press release. “Weather, natural disasters, global commodity prices, financial markets and interest rates can all affect the province’s bottom line, and we will continue to manage these risks and variables responsibly on behalf of the people of Saskatchewan.”
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Conservative environment plan includes tax credit for green home improvements Tom Lukiwski Report
MP Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan Under a new Conservative government led by Andrew Scheer, Canadian homeowners will be eligible for the new Green Tom Lukiwski Homes Tax Credit to make enerMP Moose Jaw-Lake gy efficient home improvements Centre-Lanigan affordable. “For so many Canadians, making our homes energy efficient is too expensive. This makes it difficult for Canadians to play a meaningful role in the fight against climate change,” said Tom Lukiwski, Mem-
ber of Parliament for Moose Jaw – Lake Centre – Lanigan. “Under A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment, Andrew Scheer will make it more affordable for Canadians to lower their emissions by making their homes more energy efficient.” With the Green Homes Tax Credit (GHTC), Canadians will be eligible to receive a 20% refundable credit on their income tax for green improvements to their homes of over $1,000 and up to $20,000. This will allow Canadians to save up to $3,800 on their renovations each year. Green improvements could include: • installation of high-quality insulation; • investments in high-efficiency furnaces; • replacement of doors and windows with more efficient models; • upgrading of ventilation, heating and cooling systems; and,
• installation of solar panels. “Green home improvements do not just lower emissions; they can save Canadians money on bills through lower energy costs. The Green Home Tax Credit will help families install energy-saving products and technologies so that they can realize savings on their bills in the longterm,” said Lukiwski. A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment focuses on green technology, not taxes as the best way to lower emissions at home. The Green Homes Tax Credit (GHTC) will be a two-year plan to help Canadians adopt green solutions for their homes. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.
Old Wives Lake Festival focuses on Mossbank’s history
Larissa Kurz The annual Old Wives Lake Festival in the ghost town of Ardill, the old RCAF Breakfast at the Museum will open July Mossbank, just under an hour drive south Bombing and Gunnery School from the 21 at 11-1pm. Both of these meals require of Moose Jaw, packs all of the area’s his- 1940s, and the Old Wives Nature Area. advance tickets, which are available for tory and attractions into one weekend for Folks can also witness the famous black- purchase at Top Shelf Grocery, Bent Nail festival-goers to enjoy. smith demonstrations, which is really Cafe and the Town of Mossbank office. This year’s event will be on July 19 - 21, where the festival began: as Blacksmith The Old Wives Lake Festival remains free with the majority of events scheduled for Days, with a live blacksmith demonstra- of any admission fees, other than the street the 20th — for anyone unable to attend tion at Ambroz Blacksmith Shop, the only dance and the golf tournament, and welonly one day of the Festival, the 20th is blacksmith in the province that remains on comes the whole family with a range of likely the best day to pick. its original site with most of its original activities to suit any interest. The weekend will kick off on July 19, with tools. Organizer Christa Fortin finds the Festival a golf tournament hosted by the Mossbank After a busy day, the evening will close Golf Club and a barbecue hosted by Hick- out with a street dance, featuring live museed Ltd. sic by The Openers, a Saskatchewan band Continuing on July 20, the Justinsane who specialize in all the favourite country Barbie Car Club Show n’ Shine will take and classic rock hits. over Main Street with a pancake breakfast The beef on a bun buffet supper on July at 9am and an impressive showing of hot 20 will start at 6pm, and the Cowboy rods to follow. 5/7 LB AVERAGE The Farmer’s Market will also take place FARM RAISED that day, featuring 40 vendors both local and out-of-town, axe-throwing from Regina, and a number of children’s activities — such as bouncy castles, face painting, 4KG BOX BONELESS SKINLESS and the mobile video gaming trailer from Curbside Games. The Old Wives Lake Watershed Association will be hosting children’s activities and education sessions about the birdwatching in the area, and the Bird Sanctuary has viewing stations to catch a glimpse of the many species that make their home The festival began as Blacksmith Days, which is still honored with a live at Old Wives Lake. Mossbank & District Museum will have demonstration at the Ambroz BlackT:4.85”smith Shop. (supplied) free bus tours through the local salt plant,
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The Wood Mountain Stampede has been going strong for 130 years and shows no signs of slowing down. Billed as Canada’s oldest continuous rodeo since 1890, this year’s event takes place from July 12 to 14 in the scenic and historic Wood Mountain Regional Park, about 70 kilometres southwest of Assiniboia. According to the rodeo website, as early as 1890, the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) promoted the “Wood Mountain Sports” to celebrate Dominion Day. They invited local ranchers and cowboys to participate. In the early years the action consisted of foot races, ball games and horse races. The sport of rodeo was evolving during this period and it became the natural event to put on at the sports. The Wood Mountain Turf Club was incorporated as a non-profit company in 1925. The purpose of the club was to conduct sports of all kinds: rodeo, horse racing, ball games, and so on. The club obtained a lease on the same site where the arena is now located. To the buildings already on site — bucking chutes,
The Wood Mountain Stampede has something to offer everyone interested in the cowboy lifestyle, such as roping, racing, and rodeos. Photo courtesy Wood Mountain Stampede
race track, ball diamonds and bowery — the club added a grandstand and stables. Under the direction of the Turf Club, the Wood Mountain Sports became one the main attractions in southern Saskatchewan. Crowds of 15,000 people were reported. The convenience of the auto-
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mobile contributed to high attendance. Campers stayed for a week and a circle of cars outlined the race track. This year’s rodeo kicks off on Thursday, July 11 with the Old Post Summer Series starting at 6 p.m. On Friday, July 12, the Little Britches
Rodeo takes place at 10 a.m. and sees young children compete for a $1,000 scholarship. That event is followed by the CCA Slack at 2 p.m., and then the world’s greatest roper event at 7 p.m. featuring the 10 best cowboys invited to show their stuff. The beer gardens and cabaret take place at 9 p.m. and feature the Badlands Country Band. The Team Roping Jackpot kicks off Saturday, July 13 at 9 a.m. That is followed by the Ranch Rodeo at 2 p.m., the CCA Rodeo at 6 p.m. featuring act trick riders during the intermission, with Badlands Country Band closing out the night. There will be a church service at the grandstand at 9 a.m., with Tarrant Cross Child as the special guest. The day finishes up at 2 p.m. with the CCA Rodeo event and act trick riders at intermission. Attendees to the rodeo will be able to sit under a new brush-covered grandstand. It costs $15 to attend each day. A weekend pass costs $40, while children under age 12 get in free. More information can be found at www. woodmountainstampede.com.
Assiniboia prepares for a lively weekend of polka Larissa Kurz
It’s nearly time to shine up those dancing shoes for Assiniboia’s Polka Fest, because the 17th annual event is returning on July 19 and 20 for polka enthusiasts to enjoy some dancing at the Prince of Wales Centre auditorium. On July 19, the dance will begin at 7pm and run until midnight, before starting up again on July 20 at 2pm until 11pm. The music will be non-stop, with the Leon Ochs band and Len Gadica alternating their performances to keep the dancefloor moving, as they have done the last few years they’ve attended the dance. Organizer Grant Sangster finds that the dance is very well-attended, part of which, he reasons, is because of the locale. “The Prince of Wales Centre in Assiniboia is a pretty extravagant place. The floor is kind of made for dancing,” said Sangster. “And the two bands are pretty well-known.” Polka Fest is considered part of the usual polka circuit and sees over 100 people travel down to take part in the two-day dance. There’s hardly any shortage of dancers to enjoy the music and the fun, some of which travel from all over — Saskatoon, Yorkton, even Medicine Hat. The dance first began because a number of people in the community had a love for polka and wanted to share it, and that seems to be the spirit that has kept the event going for 17 years. It is a chance to socialize over a love of polka and spend a weekend exploring someplace new, check out the local attractions and perhaps connect with a few new polka friends. Although Polka Fest is a two-day event — and organizers are hoping to see familiar faces there for both days — it is possible to purchase admission for just one of the two days. The Friday night shindig is $15, while the Saturday marathon is $25. A pass for the entire weekend is the most bang for your buck, however, for $35. Attendees can pay their admission at the door, or if they’d like tickets in advance there are some available for purchase at the Prince of Wales Centre office.
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Regional library receives federal funding to run digital literacy program Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
With technology changing rapidly and digital literacy skills becoming increasingly important, Palliser Regional Library is rolling out a program to help young and old alike navigate these challenges. The federal government recently provided $29.5 million to 27 non-profit agencies across the country — or $191,000 each — to run programs that teach important digital skills to Canadians and ensure no one is left behind in the digital economy. The federal government pointed out certain groups, such as seniors, new immigrants, youths, Aboriginal people, and low-income Canadians, are in need of these skills. Palliser was one of two Saskatchewan agencies to receive this funding. All the digital literacy courses Palliser plans to offer are free and open to everyone. Palliser Regional Library “We were super, super pleased (to receive funding). It will address a need in this area that we could not have provided in any other way,” said Jan Smith, director/CEO of Palliser Regional Library. The federal grant ensures the regional library can purchase equipment and hire staff to run its South Central Digital Literacy Program. This program will focus on areas such as teaching people how to use their smartphones, tablets and the many new apps now available, along with inter-
net safety. Palliser intends to offer 10 courses over the next two years, with each class lasting between one to three hours. It’s a misconception that kids know everything about smartphones, said Smith. They know how to tweet and use social media, but there are tools that could also be helpful, such as enlarging text or controlling their phones with verbal commands. There is a need and demand for this type of training, especially in the rural areas where the information is simply not there, she continued. Residents are usually on their own after ordering a smartphone online. Seniors also need to be taught how to use this new technology, Smith added. Rural libraries continually receive requests about how to use iPhones and Android-operated
devices, especially when seniors receive a new phone for Christmas. They are also unsure how to use email or send and receive pictures. With the federal funding, Palliser Regional Library hired Brianna Miller, a digital literacy librarian, to oversee the South Central Digital Literacy Program from April 2019 to March 31, 2021. She will travel to each of the 19 rural branches and within the City of Moose Jaw to ensure the program runs smoothly. “I’m excited,” Miller said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun. … It’s going to be helpful.” Types of training Palliser recently launched group training sessions and plans to offer courses on basic email usage as part of its first tranche of digital skills workshops. The email course
will focus on setting up an account, internet safety, and sending, receiving and storing pictures. Scheduled to launch in August and run until November are sessions on how to use iPhones and iPads, including texting, tweeting, using Instagram and dozens of other tips. A companion course on using Android phones — particularly Samsung — and tablets will also be offered. For residents with moderate knowledge of technology, the regional library is also developing courses to help people take their skills to the next level. This includes online shopping and social media usage. Another important area the digital literacy program will cover includes online banking. Besides teaching how to withdraw and deposit money, the program will also show how to transfer money to friends and how to renegotiate mortgages online. “The banks are really enthusiastic about it and they’re bending over backwards to help us,” said Smith, “to make sure we know their app.” Palliser Regional Library has been teaching digital literacy skills for the past 20 years, she added. However, there is still a need since technology has changed so much that the focus is now on smartphones and less on computers.
PRISM Awards donation embodies value of women supporting women Larissa Kurz
The 2019 PRISM Awards delivered an incredible donation of $7,792 to the Moose Jaw Transition House this year, much to the excitement of Transition House executive director Jenn Angus. Held this past March, the annual fundraiser hosted by the Business Women of Moose Jaw highlighted local women with awards celebrating their success and influence, while simultaneously raising money to support other women in the community. Angus is grateful for the continued support, as the donation goes towards the life skills program at the Transition House, which helps women improve their futures. “The Transition House relies on donations like this,” said Angus. “We can’t do it without the support of the community, and we support hundreds of families, women, children, and commu-
nity development every single year to help stop violence in our community.” Over the last six years, the gala fundraiser has collected over $100,000 for the Transition House. Angus was honored that once again, the Business Women of Moose Jaw have named the Transition House as their charity for next year’s awards gala. “What the Business Women stand for completely aligns with what we do, with empowering women, with giving women a leg up in society, and supporting those at every stage of their journey,” said Angus. “The fact that they choose us every year, it’s beautiful.” Angus encourages people to nominate the noteworthy women in their lives for next year’s Transition House executive director Jenn Angus is proud and grateawards, as supporting women in their successes ful for the continued support from the Business Women of Moose Jaw’s prime fundraiser. is empowering in itself.
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Bengough’s 15th annual Gateway Music Festival features mix of country and rock Jason G. Antonio Moose Jaw Express
Thousands of music lovers will descend upon Bengough this July to hear bands such as Trooper, Charlie Major, Kim Mitchell and Michelle Wright perform during the 15th annual Gateway Music Festival. Located in the Bengough Regional Park at the south end of Main Street, Bengough — a 1.5-hour drive from Regina and Moose Jaw — is a small ranching and farming community just north of the historic Big Muddy Badlands. Reader’s Digest recently listed the Big Muddy as one of 10 places in Canada that “every Canadian needs to visit.” The 15th annual festival occurs from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28. According to the festival website, over the past decade, thousands of music fans from across the Prairies and beyond have flocked to Bengough for this annual music festival. During the last weekend of every July, the town’s population of 332 multiplies by more than 10. More information about the event can be found at www.gatewayfestival.com. “We have an amazing lineup. People should come … ,” Lois Giraudier, festival board vice-president, told the Moose Jaw Express. “There is something magnetic about (the festival).” Many people are excited about this year’s festival and have told board
members they like the lineup, Giraudier continued. She is a country gal, so she is looking forward to Saturday when several country performers hit the stage. Friday is geared more toward rock fans. Giraudier has been involved with the festival for 13 of the past 15 years. She remembers that it was initially difficult to find volunteers. However, there are now 200 people willing to help, from manning the front gate to merchandise to the beer gardens. “There is festival fever around this town like you wouldn’t believe,” she added. “Enthusiastic is the word.” With three stages of concerts and work-
shops, a children’s area with performers and activities, a “concerts and culture crawl,” and many other events all delivered with small-town charm, the Gateway Festival has something for everyone, the festival website says. Some of the other musical acts include Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers, Kira Isabella, Kacy & Clayton, Chixdiggit, Altameda, Christine Fellows, and others. A variety of food trucks, vendors, and artisans will be available on the festival grounds. A complete list of vendors will be released in the coming weeks. Since this is the 15th year, organizers
have scheduled a parade on July 27 beginning at 10 a.m. A car show will then follow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A pancake breakfast will be offered from 8 to 11 a.m. all three days. Meanwhile, the music goes full throttle until about 2 a.m. Camping is run by the Bengough parks board. Electric, full-power campsites are sold out for 2019. However, there is plenty of overflow camping remaining and sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Festival organizers say there is plenty of green lawn and trees in the overflow section. The cost is $15 per night and the gates open for camping at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24. There were 500 campers who stayed last year, said Giraudier. It’s not easy to manage a population the increases by a factor of 10 every year. That’s why visitors must bring their own campers or tents since the town has few accommodations. Campsites are located next to the festival grounds and provide access to hot showers and washrooms, an outdoor swimming pool, a cook shack, and the golf course. Sites are conveniently divided into Family, Quiet, and Party zones to help match your weekend plans. For more info call 306-268-2909 or email email@example.com.
How to ruin a profitable business with service reductions The senior at the cable company cashier’s desk was fuming. “My bill went up $20 to $128,” she stormed. “I can’t afford more than $100. I’m a senior. I’m on a fixed income. “They’re charging me $20 by Ron Walter for long distance. I call my brother once in a while and a friend in New Brunswick once a year.” The cashier politely explained the woman had signed up with Shaw Cable on a promotion saving $20 a month and the promotion had ended, thus the increase. And she pointed out the woman could just pay for long
distance calls as she made them and save money. She decided to take that route, leaving apparently less upset. The local cable situation has certainly changed over the years. The cost of cable service has increased substantially, while the service has diminished significantly. Only a few years ago, Shaw’s mandated local cable service consisted of a local program department that videoed and broadcast all sorts of community events. It was like Moose Jaw had a local TV station. When Shaw’s profit growth declined the company eliminated the local program department. Now the few local programs still done are co-ordinated out of Shaw’s Saskatoon office. But cable rates keep climbing, almost as if Shaw wants to drive customers to Netflix or SaskTel’s Max cable services.
The local programming was mandated by the Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) when the first local licence was approved. When Shaw bought the local cable operation it agreed to continue local programming. There are two ways to ruin a thriving business, even a near-monopoly like Shaw. One: keep increasing the price to make the cost unaffordable; Two: reduce the service offered to customers. Shaw Communications, valued by the market at $13.6 billion, regularly churns out between $800 million and $850 million annual profits but only earned $60 million in 2018. Given the service cuts, that reduced profit is not surprising. Ron Walter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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BBQ fundraiser for STARS busy with flipping burgers Larissa Kurz
The front entrance of Canadian Tire was busy with the annual charity barbeque for STARS Air Ambulance on June 27. A steady crowd of hungry lunch-seekers stopped by to donate to the cause and enjoy a freshly grilled hamburger for their trouble. The delicious fundraiser is hosted by Quality Inn & Suites here in Moose Jaw, with staff volunteering their time to grill and take care of those who stop in. This is the second year of the barbeque fundraiser in Moose Jaw. Last year, it was held at the hotel, which was formerly the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, but this year regional sales manager Lisa Schenher wanted to have it someplace more visible. “We really, really feel very passionately . . . and we’re glad that we can help people out,” said Schenher. “We’re really thankful for the community coming out and supporting us.” Schenher and the staff feel good about raising money for programs like STARS because many guests stay there on a long-term basis because of its proximity to the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Hospital. “We develop relationships; the people
One of the organizers said there were people stopping by an hour before the barbeque was set to begin. coming into our hotel become family,” said Shenher. “It just touches us in every avenue really.” Because of some generous sponsorship, each donation at the event garnered an entry to win some incredible prizes: a wrought iron bench from Canadian Tire, two passes to the Tunnels of Moose Jaw as well as two passes to the escape rooms at Little Chicago Entertainment, a jacket from the Moose Jaw Exhibition Com-
pany, two free stay at the Quality Inn & Suites, and gift certificates from WOW Factor Media, Fifth Avenue Jewelry, and Rock Creek Tap & Grill. Whether it was the location or the cause, the barbeque was busy with people from the community stopping for a bite. Several crews from the Moose Jaw Fire Department also stopped in, along with hungry personnel from the Moose Jaw & District EMS and the Moose Jaw Police.
STARS VIP Suzanne Rodgers joined the cause as a volunteer with the organization, after STARS provided her with emergency transport after a post-surgery blood clot was discovered in her neck. STARS airlifted her from Moose Jaw to Regina in 16 minutes, for a surgery that saved her life. “Without STARS, my life could’ve been very different, or my children’s lives, my family’s lives,” said Rodgers. For Rodgers, she is grateful for STARS and the support she saw at the fundraiser feels good to bear witness to, as it confirms the organization is valued in the community. “STARS is a wonderful organization, and by the turnout here today, people do see the need for it,” said Rodgers. “It’s not just in rural Saskatchewan that there’s a need for STARS, [and I think] some people don’t realize that STARS could be used for a simple transfer between hospitals.” All of the donations from the event will be given directly back to STARS, to support the organization in continuing their work.
Riverside Mission to receive new building after merger with Souls Harbour Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
Moose Jaw’s Riverside Mission will receive a new building with 11 more affordable housing suites — for a total of 22 rooms — as part of a merger with Regina’s Souls Harbour Rescue Mission (SHRM). Conversations about a merger between the organizations began several years ago, explained Joe Miller, SHRM executive director. He and Scott Elger, former executive director for Riverside Mission, met at a conference where they discussed the work of their respective organizations. “The more we talked, the more we realized (what) we had in common,” continued Miller. “I know Riverside Mission was looking at what they could do to improve their operations and meet the growing need there.” Both directors decided to pitch the merger idea to their respective boards. Once the executive directors received the go-ahead, the work began to merge the two Christian humanitarian non-profits. “I think it’s a great thing. We’re excited,” Miller added. “I think it’s a great move for Riverside Mission as an organization and it’s great for Moose Jaw as a community,” said Rachel Mullens, manager of Riverside Mission. The merger will bring many opportunities to Riverside that it wouldn’t have otherwise had, she continued. There will be more chances for involvement in the community and the possibility to offer better services. “We’ll be able to do more outreach into the community. … We’ll have a new building; we’ll be able to do more programming and really reach out there,” she added. Although the merger occurred nearly two months ago, Miller is now beginning to communicate the changes. He will be in Moose Jaw during Sidewalk Days to discuss the new direction.
Riverside Mission provides 11 housing suites to low-income residents in a 100-year-old building, which is adjacent to its kitchen on Manitoba Street. Photo by Jason G. Antonio Miller pointed out Riverside Mission is one-tenth the size of SHRM in its operations. Since Souls Harbour has been working in rescue ministry for 30 years, it can bring its experience and “operational efficiencies” to the new relationship. “We want to improve the services there that are available for the residents of Moose Jaw and surrounding communities … ,” said Miller. “Riverside has a good reputation and we just want to build on that.”
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission has big plans for a new Riverside Mission building. It has already purchased property at 212 and 218 River Street adjacent to Mosaic Place. Construction is expected to start in 2020 and be completed by 2022. Besides the 22 affordable suites, the idea is to create a community centre with four to six offices for other like-minded non-profit organizations. Miller mused the building could have health-care providers on-site, while there could also be a retail store that provides jobs for some of the clients. Riverside feeds 50 to 70 people a day, houses up to 10 people per day in its shelter, and provides clothing to people. Those services will continue under the merger. A name for the building has not yet been chosen; Riverside Mission will keep its organizational name. “It will be a better Riverside Mission,” Miller remarked. “I know we’ll be able to enhance the work they’re doing there now.” The way the building will be constructed will also be different, he continued. It will be made similar to how Souls Harbour’s new building was constructed for nearly $7 million. The building design will be passive, which means it will use furnaces instead of a boiler system. It will rely on 22-inch thick walls to create an envelope that keeps the building warm. Air exchange units will move the air around, while the roof will be covered with solar panels. “How can we be better stewards of the resources donors have given us?” Miller asked. He added that based on the tone of the conversations, emails and phone calls he’s had, many people are excited about this new venture.
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Charity Championship features puzzles, scavenger hunt and other fun activities Moose Jaw Express Staff
If you enjoy scavenger hunts, problem-solving activities, puzzles and competing against others, then Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw’s Charity Championship is the event in which to participate. Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw are passionate about giving back to the communities in which they operate, according to the Charity Championship website. By hosting this event, the casinos support numerous charities and non-profits through financial donations. They also bring people together for fun and fundraising with the aim of building a better community for friends, family and future. The game begins on Friday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. and is two hours in length. Teams of four people will walk to various locations throughout downtown Regina. The game involves a series of team challenges, including problem-solving, puzzles and gathering items in a specified time. Teams are awarded points based on the manner and time in which each challenge
is completed. At the end of the hunt, points are tallied — including any point multipliers — and the results are announced; all winners receive prizes. There are no upfront fees required at sign up. To participate, participants must fundraise a minimum of $100 — via their FundRazr campaign page — before Friday, Aug. 9. Or, if the $100 entry fee is paid early, participants will be guaranteed a spot instantly and be entered to win four
tickets to the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Labour Day Classic game. Teams are encouraged to ask their friends for help. The more money raised, the more advantages teams will receive in the game. In this case, it is a point-based multiplier determined by the number of funds raised on the FundRazr page. Not only that, teams can earn bonus points by simply wearing a team costume on the day of the event.
Once all point totals have been counted, an awards presentation will take place after the competition at the Casino Regina Show Lounge. There will be music, drinks and free food while teams wait for the results. Prizes will go to the top four teams that accumulate the most points — including the bonus points — and will be given to the team’s charity of choice. The team cash will go to the team members themselves. The first-place team will receive $10,000 for its charity of choice, while the team itself will receive $1,000. The second-place team will receive $7,500 for its chosen charity, while the team will receive $500. The team in third place will receive $5,000 for its charity of choice, while the team will be given $300. The fourth-place team will receive $2,500 for its chosen charity, while the team will receive $200. For more information, and to register, visit https://casinoregina.com/promotions/ charity-championship.
REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Happy camper without being able to float “They say down in Camp Willa Willa the doughnuts are divine until one rolled off the table and injured a friend of mine.” “They say down at Camp Willa Willa the ants look like cows except the ones who passed away because they ate the camp chow.” the name of the camp has been Joyce Walter changed to protect the innocent, and because just possibly For Moose Jaw Express the camp in question is still in operation as a means to relieve the boredom of summers away from the classroom. Although I only went to one summer camp, I suspect all camps have their chants and songs that serve as part of the entertainment program put together by counsellors trained in such activities. As I recall from that summer many decades ago, we were a motley-looking crew dropped off by parents on arrival day. Some campers were happy to arrive; others weren’t so sure whether the coming week would be a fun experi-
ence or punishment through communing with nature. And there were tears for some as they saw their parents driving away. I didn’t want the parents to leave me there but I knew they couldn’t get a refund on the camp fees so I showed a stiff upper lip and headed to the tent that would house four of us plus a “leader” of the adult variety. We had received a list of supplies and on that list was a sleeping bag. Mine was probably the oldest one there, being of Second World War vintage. My Dad brought it home one day, proud as a peacock that he’d gotten a deal. Immediately Mom began stuffing it with enough sheets and homemade quilts to keep me toasty warm regardless of the weather. I do recall that on its own it was a heavy piece of sleeping equipment — and more so when it became drenched when a downpour filled our tent with rainwater. We were evacuated to a meeting hall and I struggled to carry my wet sleeping bag and quilts, plus a suitcase and my stash of cookies up the hill. Finally, a helpful counsellor from the boys’ side of the camp came to my aid and I fell in love with his helpfulness. Maybe camp wouldn’t be so bad after all.
My tent mates also had developed a crush on this chap, but alas, he had eyes only for our sleep-in leader. We were sworn to secrecy when she left our tent after TAPS to meet with her counterpart. What was so secret about meeting to plan sessions for the next day’s program? Dumb as posts, we were. The worst part of the whole week was being forced into a bathing suit to take swimming lessons — in water, in some kind of lake that was much deeper than our bathtub at home, or the creek at Besant Park. The instructor, as I recall, had official training to teach beginner lessons. She failed miserably with me after my refusal to put my face in the water, and my thrashing around in an attempt to float. I sincerely hope she recuperated completely from that experience — it simply convinced me that water was not my friend, that I had no need to stick my face in water, and that floating was unnecessary for me to be a happy camper. Joyce Walter can be reached at email@example.com
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The first iteration of the Caring Awards is looking to celebrate the generosity and influence of what the awards call “caring heroes” — those who do important work in their community to better the lives of those around them. Ultimately the brainchild of the Caring Place in Regina — a nonprofit that serves the mental health of the community — and the Humboldt Broncos, the idea of the awards is to spotlight the unsung heroes taking care of their community. Executive director Gwendolyn Friedrich was interested in how the Humboldt Broncos handled their push onto the international stage with such dignity, following such a devastating situation. She then began wondering about the everyday heroes who exude leadership skills in their own community work. Upon deciding that a provincial award and gala would put these people into the proper spotlight, the Caring Awards outlined four categories to take nominations. The Youth Caring Award is for those under 18 who are working in their school or community, on a local, national or international level. The Community Caring Award is for those volunteering and making a difference in their community, while the Leadership Caring Award is for someone using their professional title to facilitate change.
The Wind Beneath Your Wings Award is unique, in that it focuses on the individuals whose efforts are making a change, while they themselves remain in the shadows. Friedrich wants the awards to be a moment of recognition and celebration, for those putting so much effort into bettering the lives of those around them. “We live by the principle of not giving back to the person who gives to us, but giving back to the person that we can pour the most into,” said Friedrich. “I think the caring heroes are really the people who inspire us to do that. They show us, they lead the way, they illuminate that path for us.”
She also hopes that by putting these deeds on a public platform, others may be inspired to do some good of their own. “If somewhere down the line, someone was nominated and said, ‘I was inspired by one of your previous heroes and that’s why I began my work,’ that’s something that would really show how we’re passing it on, how we’re paying it forward,” said Friedrich. Three semi-finalists will be selected for each award and will be invited to attend The Caring Awards gala in Regina on Sept. 21. The winner of each award will be gifted $1,000 towards their project of charity, as well as an award hand-carved by Kenyan farmers working with 10,000 Villages. The Caring Awards are taking nominations from across the province until July 15. Nomination forms are available on The Caring Place’s website, or at their office in Regina, and can be submitted by email to gwen.tcp@ myaccess.ca or delivered as a hard-copy to their office. Friedrich urges people to submit a nomination for the person that comes to mind hearing the phrase “caring hero.” “It’s our first year doing this,” said Friedrich. “We would love to see nominations coming in from all across Saskatchewan.”
Realty Executives raise funds for mental health during charity barbecue Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
Nema Atsu, director of the Canadian Mental Health Association Moose Jaw branch, serves up a hamburger to Kristi Dekker during a charity barbecue on July 5 during Realty Executives’ grand re-opening. Photo by Jason G. Antonio
The smell of hot dogs and hamburgers floated throughout Realty Executives’ new backyard, as the real estate company celebrated its grand re-opening at 70 Athabasca Street West. Originally located on High Street, the company moved to its new location over the winter, owner Mike Botterill explained. He wanted to celebrate the new location — along with the merger of LJ Agencies Ltd. All funds raised will go to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Moose Jaw branch. “It’s a very worthy cause,” Botterill said. “It’s (mental health) on the top of people’s minds these days. Any time we can give back is a good thing.” Donna Bowyer, the former director of the CMHA Moose Jaw branch, and Nema Atsu, the new director, were both on hand to serve food during the barbecue. Botterill joked that he wanted to help Atsu get her feet wet with one of her first events.
The barbecue just happened to coincide with Sidewalk Days, so Botterill thought that might attract a few more hungry people into the backyard for food. Celebrating the grand re-opening is important since it indicates new things are happening in Moose Jaw, he said. It shows there are new business doors opening instead of simply closing. Realty Executives is honoured that Larry Mathieson and his team would choose to merge, Botterill continued. Mathieson’s father started the business 50 years ago, so “it’s a feather in our cap” to have those real estate agents now on the same team. “Our agents are all exceptional, experienced and professional,” he adding, noting the entire team has more than 100 years of real estate knowledge. “I could keep going on with the adjectives.”
Realtor Jim Low and Mike Botterill, owner of Realty Executives, cook hamburgers and hot dogs during the real estate agency’s grand re-opening celebration on July 5 at 70 Athabasca Street West. Photo by Jason G. Antonio
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Drink up… Smarten up by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor We all know we should be drinking enough water. I’ve struggled pretty much my entire life getting the traditionally recommended 8 glasses a day. While this number may be overstated, and the amount of water our bodies need over and above what we get through our food is likely less than that recommendation, I know for a fact, on average, I don’t drink near enough water. Most know the physical effect of mild to moderate dehydration, which can include headaches, muscle aches and spasm, joint pain, lethargy and constipation, but more and more research is telling us that dehydration
can affect cognitive function as well. In fact, research recently published in the Journal of Health Governance (2019), reveals the relationship between cognition and even mild dehydration, is understated. Cognitive performance represents our capacity for memory, concentration, focus, thought and reasoning. Research shows that mild dehydration can affect all these things. All age populations are at risk for cognitive decline with dehydration, but school-age children are at higher risk. It has been shown that forcing kids to drink water throughout the school day can improve outcomes involving visual attention and reaction-time dependent tasks. Dehydration prevalence among kids is likely higher than what most would think. Around two-thirds of school-aged children living in developed countries attend school in a dehydrated state. The World Health Organization (WHO) stresses the importance of available clean water for children of all nations and that other beverages like sodas and fruit
juices are poor alternatives to water. While drinking fountains are readily available to kids throughout a school, we are seeing a generation of kids gravitating toward bottled water rather than tap water. I know in our home, our kids never drink tap water, and are constantly drinking bottled water. I wonder if school budgets could afford free bottled water for their students. If schools had multiple access stations where bottles of water were within reach, kids may drink more. It would be interesting to assess test scores over the course of a year in a school that offered free bottled water to see if improvements in cognitive function would be noted. Maybe we need “water drinking monitors” in schools, assessing how much (or how little) water is being consumed by each kid throughout a day. This seems too simple of a solution toward improving kids’ grades in school to ignore. 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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Manitou Beach celebrating its centennial as tourist hotspot Larissa Kurz
This year is the 100th anniversary of the tourist village of Manitou Beach, and there is no shortage of celebrations commemorating the momentous achievement. Manitou Beach sits on the shores of Little Manitou Lake, a saltwater lake fed by underground springs, which makes the water high in various salts and gives it relaxing properties. The infamous lake has drawn visitors from far and wide to experience the healing properties of the lake, or just to float along on its surface — exciting in a freshwater province like Saskatchewan. The centennial celebration has many events planned over the summer to celebrate Manitou Beach and area, the most recent being the open house at Camp Easter Seals over the May long weekend, and some Canada Day celebrations on July 1. Upcoming centennial events include the inaugural Big Float on July 13, where the record for most people floating on Little Manitou Lake will be set. On the following weekend, Danceland — Watrous’s famous dance hall with a dance floor built on horsehair — is hosting a Homecoming Celebration. The Hot Tamales will be performing on July 19 and the band
England’s tribute show called the Ed Sullivan Show & Dance, on July 20. On August 8-11th, Manitou Beach is once again hosting the Manitou Maple Madness: a world-class chainsaw carving competition that has competitors take a locally-sourced piece of maple wood and turn it into a masterpiece. The carved artwork will then stay in the community after the competition, as a display.
“We have carvers coming from right across Canada and, I believe, a couple even from the U.S. are coming up, so it’s a fun event,” said Manz. The weekend will include the competition, alongside beer gardens, food vendors, and entertainment for the whole family — and, of course, all of the regular attractions that Watrous-Manitou Beach has to offer. On Aug, 11, Maple Madness will close out with a centennial picnic, as it is the actual anniversary of Manitou Beach’s official incorporation and the culmination of the centennial excitement. The picnic will feature a community barbecue, with live musical entertainment and speeches from dignitaries that evening. “It’s going to be a big centennial for us,” said Manz, of the coming events. “We’ll be posting updates on all of the different events coming up on our media channels, as well as our website.” A number of other, worthwhile events will also be taking place throughout the summer, and the Watrous Manitou Beach Tourism Facebook page is a great place to keep up with what’s going on in the area.
Manitou Beach plans to set an unsinkable record Larissa Kurz
It could be the most relaxing historical moment ever: the first ever Big Float at Manitou Beach is hoping to set the record for the most people floating on Little Manitou Lake at once. This is the first time anyone has attempted to organize a mass floating at Manitou Beach, but organizers are hoping to see people slap on some waterproof sunscreen and join them on the main beach on July 13. The official group float will commence at 2pm, but participants are encouraged to show up early to mark down their names for the final headcount — it’s not a record without one, of course. Once the buoyant masses are situated in Little Manitou Lake is a saltwater lake, making it easy-peasy to float along to a the water, someone will snap a few pho- record like this one. (supplied by Manitou Beach Tourism) tos as proof and floaters can relax in the commemorating Manitou Beach’s cen- people in the lake as possible?” lake, however they like. tennial, which falls on this year. Manz and the team of organizers for the Brendan Manz, Community Develop- “We thought hey, we have a very unique Big Float are looking to set a record for ment Officer at Manitou Beach Tourism, lake here,” said Manz. “So why not just Manitou Beach rather than a world reis excited about the inaugural float. It invite everybody out and get as many cord, because the current number to beat was planned as one of the many events
is in the range of 2,000, according to the Guinness World Records website. “We don’t know if we’re going to get 500 people or 5,000,” said Manz. “We have really no way to prepare for either, so we’ll just have to see what happens, but we’re looking forward to it.” Mostly, the Big Float is meant as a fun way to entice people out to Manitou Beach, to experience the unique properties of the mineral water and check out the other tourist spots in the area. “It’s just a good chance for people who haven’t been out to Manitou Beach before to be a part of this, and it’s just a showcase of what makes us unique: the lake itself, the floating properties and the healing properties of our water,” said Manz. Although, this could be the first iteration of an annual float and a chance to be part of a historical photo — who doesn’t love being a part of history?
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CANADA DAY 2019 With beautiful sunshine throughout the day, the crowds were out to enjoy the annual Canada Day celebrations in Crescent Park.
Hundreds of patrons took advantage of the beautiful weather to check out the entertainment at the amphitheatre as well as the host of activities in the
living library, the wares up for offer in the farmer’s market and even some of the more artistic fare to be seen at Park Art outside of the library.
The stands at the Crescent Park amphitheatre were largely full most of the day.
Patrons check out the wares up for offer at Homemade Heaven in the Canada Day farmer’s market.
Tourism Moose Jaw executive director Jacki L’Heureux-Mason raises the flag prior to the singing of O’Canada. Moose Jaw’s Annie MacLeod performs after singing O’Canada to open the Canada Day activities in Crescent Park.
It wouldn’t be Canada Day without some patriotic face paint.
The Moose Jaw Minor Football area at the Canada Day living museum was a popular stop. A youngster dives through the Tackle Halo after completing the Moose Jaw minor football circuit.
A tai chi demonstration at the Crescent Park amphitheatre drew plenty of interested onlookers.
head instructor Jason Church demonstrates a The Control Jiu Jitsu area had kickboxing and rear naked choke with arm control during the jiu-jitsu demonstrations throughout the day. Canada Day living library.
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Regina-based performer Smilin Rylan had the kids dancing, laughing and singing along to his fun set of tunes.
Dance Fitness with Kyra was on hand with pumpin’ tunes for passersby to work up a sweat if they were so inclined.
JJ Soccer was on hand throughout the day running pick-up games for youngsters.
Cosmo Centre kicks-off Canada Day festivities Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express Canada Day festivities in Moose Jaw kicked-off in fine fashion on Monday morning with the
annual Cosmo Centre pancake breakfast. More than 300 people took part in the event, which featured a host of dignitaries offering their thoughts on Canada’s 152nd birthday along with a series of musical and dance performances as entertainment.
Isabelle Brett sang a pair of songs for the event.
Nicole Salsman from Dance Images by BJ performs her ballet solo. Channing Bowes from Dance Images by BJ performs her jazz solo.
A sampling of the large crowd on hand for the breakfast.
Kelly Sapergia belts out a handful of familiar tunes to close out the breakfast program.
The lines were long and the food delicious.
Brian Salsman from Dance Images by BJ performs his tap dance solo.
Choler, Khylin, McKenzie and Eyva from the Liberte Light Dancers show their stuff on the stage.
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Moose Jaw and area artisans take advantage of perfect weather at Park Art Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
With the Canada Day festivities in Crescent Park taking place right next door, it made perfect sense that the most recent edition of Park Art outside the Moose Jaw Public Library and Art Gallery would draw a crowd. And it did! Hundreds of patrons took in the dozens of vendors on hand for the annual event, with crowded stalls and long lines at the gates giving a bit of an idea of just how popular the fair has become. Various artists took part, offering everything from jewellery to painted signs to laser-cut metalworks.
The line-up to get into Park Art in the early afternoon featured almost as many people who were already at the event…
All sorts of laser-cut metal creations were on hand at the Recyclized stall, with these butterflies among the popular items.
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Looking for a funky bracelet? Shade of Country Angel Rustic Décor was a popJoy had you covered during Park Art. ular stop for Park Art patrons throughout the day.
Paintings were just some of the items up for offer at the fantastically named Cranky Goat.
Kith and Kiln had many hand-made bowls, plates and crockery up for sale.
Participants required for a major national hearing study. Connect Hearing and Professor Mark Fenske at the University of Guelph are seeking participants for a hearing study that investigates factors that can influence better hearing. The test will take approximately 60 minutes. Participants must: • Be over 50 years of age • Have never worn hearing aids • Have not had a hearing test in the last 24 months Why Participate? It is estimated that 46% of people aged 45 to 87 have some degree of hearing loss*. By taking part in this hearing study you’ll be playing an important part in determining the key factors around identifying hearing loss and what influences the decision to seek information.
You can register to be a part of this major new hearing study † by calling: 1.888.242.4892 or visiting connecthearing.ca/hearing-study *Wingfield, A., Tun, P. A., & McCoy, S. L. (2005). Hearing Loss in Older Adulthood: What It Is and How It Interacts With Cognitive Performance. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14(3), 144–148. † Study participants must be over 50 years of age and have never worn hearing aids. No fees and no purchase necessary. Registered under the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC. VAC, WCB accepted. 1. Cruickshanks, K. L., Wiley, T. L., Tweed, T. S., Klein, B. E. K., Klein, R, Mares-Perlman, J. A., & Nondahl, D. M. (1998). Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Older Adults in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin: The Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study. Am. J. Epidemiol. 148 (9), 879-886. 2. National Institutes of Health. (2010).
Anyone looking to check out intricate Altered State Creations had a table beadwork and ethnic offerings could of necklaces and jewellery up for ofstop by African Crafts. fer.
Optimist Club Donation to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation Members of the Friendly City Optimist Club of Moose Jaw including from left to right: Christine Turcotte, Lyann Pethick, and Rob Barber presented a $1,500 donation to Moose Jaw Health Foundation Executive Director Kelly McElree and Brenda Nicholls Director of Pediatrics. The Friendly City Optimist Club generously support the health of children in our community. Their donation has purchased four pieces of medical equipment that will help health care professionals provide the best care to children in the Pediatrics Unit of the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. The two thermometers, and two oxygen monitors will assist healthcare professionals in providing an accurate diagnosis of a child’s condition. Every donation makes a difference, and the Optimist Club’s donation will help bring bright smiles to the hospital’s youngest patients. Thank you once again Friendly City Optimist Club for being so generous.
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City Hall Council Notes New bylaw protects passengers from being charged excessive fees Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
The municipality’s new taxi, limousine and shuttle bylaw is now official, which means anyone who charges or attempts to charge a fee in excess of the posted fees is guilty of an offence. Council gave third reading to the taxi, limousine and shuttle bylaw during its June 24 regular meeting and voted 6-1 to approve it. Other notable changes in the bylaw include: • A person operating a taxi, limousine or shuttle must, upon request, issue a receipt to the passenger containing the total amount paid; the date, time and duration of the trip; the driver’s first name; the vehicle licence plate number; and the name of the taxi, limousine or shuttle company • No person shall operate, or permit to be operated, any taxicab, limousine or shuttle within the municipality until
the business licence fee prescribed has been paid and the necessary licence issued by the licence inspector of the City of Moose Jaw Remuneration bylaw amendment Council gave third reading to an amendment to the remuneration bylaw and unanimously approved the motion. This motion will set the mayor’s pay at $79,108 and councillors’ pay at $24,918, in response to the federal government eliminating the one-third tax exemption on all pay of municipal officials. City administration bylaw Council gave first and second readings to the municipality’s administration bylaw, which includes specific guidelines around the management of the municipality’s investment assets. This policy ensures the portfolios are invested primarily to achieve preservation of financial
capital, ensure there is sufficient money to meet ongoing financial requirements and to maximize return on investment. Council voted 6-1 on both readings — Swanson was opposed each time — which means the motion will return to the July 8 meeting for official approval. Traffic Bylaw amendment Council gave first and second readings to the proposed Traffic Bylaw amendment, which deals with such issues as bike helmet enforcement, boulevard parking, lack of disabled parking stalls, free parking for veterans and free parking for handicapped people in non-disabled parking spots. Council voted 6-1 on both readings —which means the motion will return to the July 8 meeting for official approval.
City hall to continue analyzing number of provincial employees in Moose Jaw Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
City hall will continue to track how many provincial employees work in Moose Jaw since that data helps city council remain informed when speaking with ministry officials. The municipality undertook a study eight years ago that reviewed the number of provincial employees who worked in the community, particularly for Crown corporations. The first report factually analyzed the data for the years 1990 to 2012; reports were then produced annually in the following years. However, those reports were not produced
for the fiscal years of 2017-18 and 201819. But that will now change, after city council voted unanimously during its recent regular meeting to have city administration begin analysing the data again. “This has fallen off the radar, it seems,” said Coun. Brian Swanson, who introduced the motion to continue the analyses. “This is easy to update: someone only needs to look through annual reports of each provincial ministry. “This would give us 29 years of information that is very important for us,” he added. “Every time we get it, we go, ‘Wow!’
I’d hate for it to be discontinued.” This is a good way to keep the records updated, agreed Mayor Fraser Tolmie. This also allows city council to speak to different levels of governments about employment levels in the community. He usually references that data while speaking with the minister of government relations or economic development. Tolmie suggested that the municipality’s economic development officer be tasked with continuing the analysis and accumulation of this information. Council appointments
City council appointed the following councillors to the following committees: • Coun. Dawn Luhning has been appointed deputy mayor for the next two months and will serve in that position until Aug. 31 • Coun. Heather Eby has been appointed as the chairwoman for the executive committee for the next two months and will serve in this position until Aug. 31 • Coun. Chris Warren has been appointed chairman of the personnel committee for the next two months and will serve in this position until Aug. 31
New outdoor events policy provides clarity around renting parks for activities Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
Community groups that want to use municipal parks for events will now have a better understanding about what is expected of them, particularly around insurance and alcohol consumption. During its recent regular meeting, city council unanimously approved a motion to adopt a new Outdoor Events Policy that the parks and recreation advisory committee developed. The parks and recreation department is responsible for maintenance and programming of outdoor parks, green spaces and buildings and has received several requests from groups about using Tatawaw Park — formerly the Wild Animal Park, a report to city council explained. With inquiries increasing every year, administration identified the need to formalize a policy to assist with the approval and organization of such events. The new policy will give city administration direction and guidelines to host outdoor events in parks, sports fields and open spaces. The policy will also help in approving outdoor events in which the sale or consumption of alcohol is included. Five particular items in the policy include: • Applications are now available and are used as planning documents for requests • All costs of the event are now the responsibility of the applicant • The department will confirm with the applicant that in-
surance requirements and coverages are adequate • A process is now in place for special occasion sales permit applications for outdoor events that require a permit from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority • A process is available to confirm the terms of usage and conditions The policy also identifies the cost to rent either Crescent Park or Happy Valley. A single event that last fewer than two hours is $52; a half day that lasts fewer than five hours is $103.78; a full day of five hours or more is $185.71. Coun. Scott McMann expressed his surprise that there were no booking fees to rent Tatawaw Park. Scott Osmachenko, recreation services manager, explained that the fees to use the other two parks are being applied to use Tatawaw while city administration investigates how much to charge for use of that area and other parks in the community. Insurance will also be required for events that include alcohol, or are large in scale, such as Canada Day or powwows, Osmachenko told Coun. Brian Swanson. Community projects funding Council also unanimously approved a motion to accept an updated community projects policy that focuses on providing capital grants. The parks and rec advisory committee last reviewed this program in 2009, a city council report explained. While the framework for the grant has not changed, updates are
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still required to reflect current practices and clarify eligible expenses. New changes include: • Organizations may apply for projects in multiple phases; however, funding is not guaranteed from year to year • Small equipment such as tractors, trailers or mowers are ineligible for funding; only capital grants associated with improvements to municipal-owned buildings and spaces are eligible • Projects to enhance parks and green spaces are now eligible for funding • Applications can now be received by email • The recommendations of the advisory committee and city council are final, while there is no appeals process Since 2009, 64 different groups have applied for grant funding, Osmachenko told Swanson. City hall received 34 applications this year for Saskatchewan Lotteries funding, which means the municipality deals with 96 groups. This issue of capital grant funding came up during the discussion with the financially hurting seniors’ groups, Swanson said. Since this particular funding sometimes “fails to get on the radar,” he wanted to see this program better advertised. “We definitely could improve our posters,” Osmachenko said.
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City Hall Council Notes Some electrical contractors feel shut-out from bidding on municipal projects Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
Some electrical contractors believe they are being shut out from bidding on municipal projects even though they have provided on-demand services to the municipality for years. A few of those contractors brought their concerns to Coun. Brian Swanson, who raised the issue during city council’s recent regular meeting. After much discussion, council voted 4-3 to table the issue until September when city administration can bring back a report that looks at this tendering process. Councillors Scott McMann, Dawn Luhning and Swanson were opposed. Background Council increased the budget for electrical work on the high service reservoir nearly a month ago, Swanson said. This is one kind of service the municipality undertakes for certain jobs. Another type of service is on-demand work, he continued, where city hall procures the services of electrical companies in town if traffic lights go out on Christmas Day or at a municipal building. Sometimes this type of work creates $150,000 to $200,000 a year in expenses. However, there has apparently been a change in this
process. Swanson said he has heard from electrical contractors who say they have provided on-demand to the municipality for years and are now being told their services are no longer required. “There was no call for tenders or request for services,” he said. “When we are dealing with expenditures in the tens of thousands, to be accountable and transparent, we should have a mechanism … where companies can put forward their service for consideration.” Hiring in-house electricians possible The municipality does not have an in-house journeyman electrician to whom it can give the work, city manager Jim Puffalt told Coun. Chris Warren. There might be an option to do that, since there is already an in-house engineer and lawyer. City administration would not be opposed to issuing requests for proposals (RFPs), he added, although it would want to review all bills and labour and material costs before deciding whether to bring this type of work in-house. The municipality paid out about $400,000 last year to electrical contractors. “We have a disjointed purchasing policy, where every department is doing their own thing,” Puffalt told Coun.
Crystal Froese, noting administration needs to analyze the work and see if an RFP is appropriate or if it makes sense to hire someone. “We need to find a way of doing a better job of purchasing.” Report to analyze cost of services Administration will likely bring back an answer on how to handle this situation in September, Puffalt told Coun. Heather Eby. Mayor Fraser Tolmie said, “If we are able to table it and look at the options, that would be also in time for our budget process. But I think expedience is key here. The $400,000 is an issue.” CUPE representatives raised the idea of hiring in-house electricians during budget discussions a few years ago, but council was uninterested at the time, Swanson said. He disagreed with tabling the motion since he thought $400,000 in electrical work was substantial. “I’m not in favour of hiring in-house contractors,” he said, adding it is based on the philosophical position that there should be a bidding process and a level playing field so outside contractors can continue to be hired. The next regular city council meeting is July 22.
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Angry that his ex-girlfriend broke his cellphone, Mitch Don Copas retaliated by ripping her TV off the wall and then assaulted her by shoving her onto the bed. In Moose Jaw provincial court on July 3, Copas, 31, pleaded guilty to assault and received four months under a conditional sentence order (CSO) — similar to house arrest — followed by eight months of probation. Copas has a criminal record, with two previous charges for assault and two charges of uttering threats, said Crown prosecutor Rob Parker. This is an indication that Copas has a past history of vio-
lence. Copas’ record also shows that he could have received incarceration because of this incident. However, one factor that lessens the severity of the sentence is Copas pleaded guilty to the charge. Parker then made several recommendations for Copas’ sentence. As part of the CSO, Copas will have to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, report to a probation officer, obey a curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., and not consume alcohol or drugs or visit any place that sells such products. Under the CSO and probation, the Moose Jaw resident will have to participate in counselling and
Four Valley View residents relocated to Regina Larissa Kurz
Four Valley View residents will be moving to Regina, following the grand opening of a new Clare Parker group home this week. The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $465,343 in annual funding for the new home, which totals more than $3.7 million in annual funding given to Clare Parker Homes across the province. Clare Parker Homes has been operating since 1977, providing residential supports for those experiencing disabilities, and the opening of a new group home supports the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy. In April, six residents were moved to a Christian Horizons group home in Regina and in May, four residents moved to a Light of the Prairies group home in Saskatoon. TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST in 2012, and say the reValley View has been relocating residents since the announcement of the closure maining residents will have been moved to smaller group homes by the end of this year. VILLAGE OF MARQUIS TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST - VILLAGE OF MARQUIS PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing arrears and costs appearing opposite the land and title number described opposite the land and title number described in the following list are fully paid before September in the following list are fully paid before September 9, 2019, an interest 9, 2019, on an interest on a tax will be registered against land. based a tax based lien will be lien registered against thethe land. Note: A sum for in costs in anrequired amount required4(3) byofsubsection 4(3) ofAct The Note: A sum for costs an amount by subsection The Tax Enforcement is Tax Enforcement Act is included in the amount shown against each included in the amount shown against each parcel. parcel. DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY
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take treatment for anger management, take personal counselling, have no contact with his ex-girlfriend, unless it is to see their child through a meeting arranged by a third party, not be within 50 metres of her house or workplace, complete 30 hours of community service, and not possess firearms. Judge Rayner accepted the Crown’s sentencing recommendations, noting a CSO was appropriate in this case and was not against the public good.
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ZONING BYLAW NO. 5346 AND PLANNING FEE BYLAW NO. 5510
The Council of the City of Moose Jaw intends to consider a bylaw pursuant to The Planning and Development Act, 2007 to amend the City of Moose Jaw’s Zoning Bylaw No. 5346, and Planning Fee Bylaw No. 5510. The purpose of the amendments is to update the Zoning Bylaw text for re-formatting, to correct conflicting information and errors, and provide clarification. Updates to land uses and development standards are also proposed for consistency and to reflect current trends and practice. Amendments are proposed for the following Zoning Bylaw sections: Section 2 – Definition, Section 3 – Administration, Section 4 – General Regulations, Section 5 – Required Parking and Loading, Sections 6-10 Zoning Districts, Section 11 – Signs. Amendments to the Planning Fee Bylaw are also proposed to move Sign Permit fees from Sign Bylaw No. 4220 to the Planning Fee Bylaw. The proposed fees have been adjusted to more accurately represent the administrative costs for Sign Permit reviews. A summary of the proposed changes and a copy of the proposed bylaws may be inspected by any interested person at Planning and Development Services, 3rd Floor City Hall, 228 Main Street North, or may be found under the “announcements” section at www.moosejaw.ca, from Tuesday July 2nd, 2019 to Monday, July 22nd, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Written submissions must be received by Planning and Development Services, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3J8, by 10:00 AM on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 in person or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may be directed to the Department of Planning and Development Services by email or by phone at (306) 694-4443. The proposed bylaws and any submissions regarding the proposed bylaws will be considered at the regular meeting of City Council to be held in Council Chambers, City Hall, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22nd, 2019. DATED at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan this 26th day of June, 2019.
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Moose Jaw-set romance novel hitting the press Larissa Kurz
Regina author Margot Johnson has chosen Moose Jaw as the setting of her debut novel, Love Takes Flight, which will be released on July 10 — and she promises there will be some recognizable locale for Moose Javians. Love Takes Flight centers on a jet pilot enlisted at the base and a local dog kennel owner, who cross paths due to their respective furry companions. “They both have some secrets and some challenges in their past, which sort of get in the way of a relationship at first, but the story is about how they work their way through things,” said Johnson.
The canine characters in the book are inspired by Johnson’s own furry family members: Sophie and Jake. (supplied)
The novel, of course, focuses on the romance between the two main characters but their dogs also play a key role as well — and they happen to be modeled after Johnson’s own dogs, which is not the only piece of the book that takes after real life. Set in the Friendly City, Johnson features some recognizable attractions as the characters get out and about together — a choice she made because she thought it would be interesting to see a book set someplace close to home, for once. “I liked the idea of highlighting Saskatchewan,” said Johnson. “I thought Moose Jaw would really work well for that.” Moose Jaw lends itself perfectly to the characters and the feeling Johnson wanted her story to exude: a smaller city with a warm, hometown nature that is conveniently close to an airbase. Partnering with a New York-based publisher called Wild Rose Press, Johnson found that there was interest in her choice of setting, as not many novelists choose smallcity Saskatchewan to feature. The debut of this novel is the culmination of a lot of hard work for Johnson, and she is very excited to see it happen. “It was definitely one of my dreams to have a published novel,” said Johnson. “There’s a lot in it that is just kind of fun to read and it’s a feel-good story.” One of the themes in the story is following your dreams, so Johnson hopes that, between her characters and herself, the story of Love Takes Flight inspires readers to
Margot Johnson holds up the cover of her debut novel, Love Takes Flight, available July 10. (supplied) also pursue their dreams. Johnson is continuing to write, with two more novels already in the works, and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. No sequels for Love Takes Flight are planned as of yet, she admits. Currently, Love Takes Flight is available on Amazon — as a pre-order until the official release date, which is July 10. Both paperback and e-reader versions are available.
Cassidy’s Lemonade Stand a hopping stop despite the sopping weather
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Students and supporters line up outside Palliser Heights despite steady rain Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
As school busses and lines of cars picked up students in the driving rain outside of Palliser Heights School on a recent afternoon, Cassidy Evans found herself surprisingly busy during the steady downpour with folks lining up for chips, candy and some homemade lemonade. Cassidy’s Lemonade Stand isn’t your average food truck stop-and-go kind of place. No, all the proceeds out of the now-famous former ice cream truck go to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. That’s something that attracts plenty of attention – and the business that goes with it. “It’s been really good,” said Evans, 11. The rain did have an extra drawback, as the Evans family decided that what was Cassidy Evans stuck it out through the rain and going to be a two-day event miserable weather to operate her now-famous lemat Palliser Heights would be onade stand outside of Palliser Heights School on shortened to just Friday with Friday afternoon. even more inclement weather on tap for Saturday. Disappointing, yes, but overall the Lemonade Stand has raised over $100,000 for cystic fibrosis in seven years. To seen when and where the Stand will be deploying, and for more on Cassidy’s project in general, check out Cassidyslemonadestand.com
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Miller Express split final two games in Fort McMurray Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
The Express closed out their three-game set in Fort McMurray on Saturday with an 11-10 win over the Giants, one day after dropping a 7-2 decision during their longest road trip of the season. The win was the fourth in five attempts for the local squad, after winning the final two games of their stop in Edmonton earlier in the week. Moose Jaw now sits with a 15-13 record, trailing the Eastern Division-leading Weyburn Beavers by six games and leading the Melville Millionaires by 3 ½ games for the final playoff spot. Express 11, Giants 10 The Express once again showed off their comeback chops in the final game up north, overcoming a 9-3 deficit through two innings to pick up the extra-inning
win. Moose Jaw scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning before adding another five in the sixth to take a 10-9 lead before Fort McMurray picked up one in the sixth to tie the game 10-10. That set the stage for Cole Warken, who picked up the easiest of runs batted in by drawing a bases-loaded walk in the top of the 10th to bring home Michael Borst with the eventual game-winning run. The free pass was the third of the inning off Giants reliever Tristian Richardson. The run was enough for Michael Ross to close things out, as the Express reliever finished off 4 2/3 innings of relief by giving up a lead-off single – only the third hit of his appearance – before getting the dou-
Lynbrook Canada Day Golf Tournament The Lynbrook hosted its annual Canada Day Golf Tournament with 52 players partaking in the 8:00 AM shotgun start. The weather conditions could not have been better. Less than four hours later the Canada Day Tournament Club Champion Bill McLean was declared after shooting a round of 73. That was enough to beat out via retrogression Terry Schick who wound up in 2nd spot and Alf Paul to 3rd on the list by one stroke. Both Schick and Paul each fired 74’s. The Men’s Division 1st Flight winner was John Stirton by one stroke over Dwight Baron in the Gross side of the flight. The Low Net side of the 1st flight was won by Jim Swaok with a 62 and that was two better than Mike Fitzsimmons with a net score of 64. The 2nd Flight Low Gross was won by Jack Astleford with a score of 80 and that edged out Ken Jattensingh who had shot a 81. The Low Net winners for the 2nd Flight were Don McDonald with a net score of 65 and that was two better than Rob Ritchie who came in with a net score of 67.
The Men’s 3rd Flight was captured by Wayne Wright with a score of 87 and that beat out Alex Cameron in the gross side of the event. The Low net for the 3rd Flight Ted Swenson and he managed the victory via retrogression over Bob Cobbe. Both players had identical scores of 69. The Men’s Long Drive from the white tees was Jeff Fowlie, and Jim Swaok was the Men’s winner from the red tee’s. The Ladies Long Drive was won by Linda Stirton. The Ladies Club Champion for the Canada Day Tournament was Lorie Bernt and she fired a very nice round of 87. Lori was followed closely by Linda Stirton and she keep the pressure on Lori, but had to settle for 2nd. Low Net winner in the 1st Flight was Debbie Firth with a round of 73, and she was chased by Ethel Akin who came in with a nice 75. The 1st Flight winner was Sharon Knittel with a round of 96 and coming in at 2nd place was Margot Swenson who’s golf has been improving all year with a fine 100. The Low Net in that Flight was won Eileen Palmer with a 76, followed by Joan Richie not far behind.
Women “Fore” Women Tournament 84 lady golfers took to the Hillcrest Golf Course on Saturday to raise funds for scholarships to be given out to young women continuing their education. Teams of 2 ladies played 6 holes of scramble golf, 6 holes of alternate shot and 6 holes of best score. Winners Lori Boyle and Brenda Fekula took home 1st place with a score of +5. Ladies came from Saskatoon, Regina, Swift Current and Estevan to participate in the event. The event raised over $2,000.00 for scholarships. Submitted by Bev Barber co- chair.
Miller Express hitter Darrell Doll continued his hot hitting as of late with a triple and two RBI in the Express’ 1110 win over Fort McMurray. ble play and recording his third strikeout to end the game. The game-winning run was Borst’s third score of the contest, while Blake Gallagher finished 2-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI. Darrell Doll went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI, Geordie McDougall had a single hit in five trips but knocked in three runs. Jeff Nicolosi got the start for the Express and had a tough outing, giving up nine runs on nine hits. Only three of those runs were earned, though, as the Express committed four errors in the Giants’ six-run second
inning. Alex Orenczuk tossed two innings of scoreless relief, Nick Falco gave up a run in 1 1/3 innings work. Giants 7, Express 2 One night earlier, it was all hands on deck for the Express pitching staff, with control issues plaguing Millers hurlers from the opening pitch. Nathan Slobodian got the start and surrendered two runs on a hit and four walks over two innings, followed by five relievers who gave up another seven free passes the rest of the way. There weren’t perfect on the other side of the diamond either: Ike Buxton gave up five walks and five hits in five innings, but luck was on his side as the Express only managed to score two runs. Ryan Moroz took over in the sixth and was lights out, giving up only two hits and a pair of walks the rest of the way. Warken and Andres Garza each had two hits for Moose Jaw, Dougie DelaCruz and Isaiah Arroyo scored the Moose Jaw runs. The Express had two nights off before opening a three-game set July 8 against the Brooks Bombers. Games two and three are July 9 and July 10. Game time for all three contests is 7 p.m.
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Sign unveiled for Lyle Helland Ball Diamond Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
For 27 years, there was rarely a summer’s night where you couldn’t find Lyle Helland at Memorial Field. He was such a part of the park that his presence made him largely synonymous with the local softball facility – not only was he the one who ran the place, he also saw to it that Memorial Field remained one of the places to play for all levels of fastball and slo-pitch, regardless of the challenges it faced. So when Helland passed away on Oct. 23 at the age of 85 after a short illness, it was only a matter of time before something was done to honour that legacy.
“It means quite a bit. That ballpark was like family, and people who were there and met him, he was nice to everybody there....” -Son Dave Helland
Moose Jaw City Council decided to name the field itself the Lyle Helland Ball Diamond at a meeting in April and this past Saturday afternoon, new signage was unveiled that will forever name the park after the legend who kept it alive. “It’s pretty cool; it’s official now. It’s there for everyone to see, so now play ball,” son Dave Helland said with a laugh. “It means quite a bit. That ballpark was like family, and people who were there and met him, he was nice to everybody there. I wish he was alive to see it, but it’s pretty special to our family and every time I drive by now there will be a smile on my face.” Dave carries an extra connection to the park – as a standout catcher for teams that played in the Memorial Field Fastball League over the years, he’s had a front row seat for Lyle’s decades of dedication. “Me and Lopez (long-time Canadians teammate Sean Lougheed) were talking about that the other day; it’s been 25 years we’ve been playing down there now. And it’s pretty cool, I’m a grown man and I still had my dad at all my games,” Helland laughed. “That was pretty fun.
The Lyle Helland Ball Diamond sign is unveiled for the first time. Photo by Scott Hellings. of good that way,” Dave said. “We actually had a big family game at the unveiling and we were able to get family photos in the outfield and all that, it was pretty neat.” The fact there was a park for them to check out at all was a product of Lyle’s sheer force of will and charisma – there have been times when Memorial Field wasn’t seeing as much use as in the past and the potential for redevelopment was a strong reality. “If it wasn’t for my dad, that would have been condos down there right now,” Dave said. “That’s what the city wanted over the years, thinking ball was dying, but he kept ‘er going for us, gave everyone a Lyle Burger and that was that,” he added with laugh. “I’m glad he was there; sports was in his blood and he didn’t want that park to die.” Family members gather for a photo. From left to Because of that work, youngsters are once again using right; Darolyn Olson (Lyle’s sister), Lorne Helland the park on a regular basis, with the 11-and-under Prairie (brother), Frani Helland (wife), and Larry Helland Dogs and Canucks baseball teams taking advantage of (cousin). Photo by Scott Hellings. softball-sized dimensions to call the park home. “That’s awesome,” Dave said. “There’s a concession He was there all the time for me so it means a little extra and the kids like to have a dressing room and it’s a perto me as well, whenever I go to play ball it’ll be at my fect size for those little guys. So, I hope they stay there dad’s park.” and play there for years to come.” The unveiling came with the added touch that a Helland The sign wouldn’t have been able to be placed withfamily reunion was taking place this weekend, meaning out support from a handful of donors and supporting many family members were on hand to see the sign rebusinesses, said son Dale Helland, who thanked Home vealed and some even seeing Memorial Field for the first Building Centre for supplying the lumber for mounting, time. Clark Supply and Rental for the use of a lift to place the “There were a few Hellands from quite a ways away placard and the Moose Jaw Express for the sign’s design who had never seen that ballpark, so it worked out kind and printing.
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Car hobbyists encouraged to display their automobiles at this year’s Show and Shine Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
Car enthusiasts who don’t normally take their vehicles out of their garages are being encouraged to display their automobiles during this year’s Moose Jaw Show and Shine. The event — now in its eighth year — kicks off with the Cruisin’ the Streets gathering at the Moose Jaw Mall at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Vehicle owners can bring their rides to meet with other owners, before joining up in a convoy and cruising south on Main Street and then north again to the mall. The main Show and Shine occurs on Sunday, July 21 at Happy Valley Park from 12 to 4 p.m. A burnout competition takes place at 2:30 p.m. The entry fee for Show and Shine participants is $10 and free admission for children, adults and families to view the vehicles on display. “We would like to see people who do not take their vehicles out of their garages,” said organizer Shauna Easterby. “We would love to see them come and enjoy the show. … I’m thinking there’s lots. You drive down back alleys and you see vehicles you’ve never seen out.
“You kind of get the idea that there are people who hold them in their garages, but, bring them out and show everybody.” Easterby and her husband are the only two people who organize the Show and Shine, which means it is plenty of work, she explained with a laugh. There was a car show that began several years ago under the same name but it shut down. A friend
Construction zones the focus of July’s SGI Traffic Spotlight Larissa Kurz
SGI reminds drivers to slow down in construction zones in their July Spotlight, as the midst of construction season is now underway. Drivers are to slow down to the posted speed limit when passing construction zones, which includes workers, equipment and flashing highway signs. Construction zones have restricted speed limits to improve safety conditions for both workers and drivers. Because construction zones are often congested with traffic and equipment, drivers are encouraged to slow down, stay alert, and be patient. SGI wants to remind drivers that the penalties for speeding in a construction zone
are severe for a reason, as slowing down can greatly increase a driver’s reaction time and prevent accidents from happening. For driving 20 km/h over the limit, the penalty is $440; for 40km/h, it jumps up to $1,008 and three Safe Driver Recognition points lost. The July Spotlight will have police keeping an eye on construction zones, so drivers should be diligent about slowing down, paying attention, and obeying signs and flag persons. An estimated 1,500 convictions regarding construction zones were handed out in 2018, and SGI hopes to see that number diminish this year.
of the Easterbys wanted to put it on again, so they began helping, and before long were running it themselves. “It’s been fun,” she said. “We feel it gives lots of fun for families. We just continue doing it.” Every year the Easterbys make a donation from the event to someone who is ill.
The last couple of years they have donated money to a child who is ill in Calgary. This year they have selected a little boy in Moose Jaw as the recipient, although Easterby wouldn’t say who the family is to keep it a surprise. There is no pre-registration for the Show and Shine; vehicle owners are encouraged to come down on race day and sign up. Although Easterby didn’t know how many vehicles might show up, she noted they have received many calls and emails from interested people. Last year there were 146 participants, although this number was low due to bad weather, she explained. There have been more than 200 vehicles entered the past few years. “It (the Show and Shine) is a lot of work,” Easterby added, “but at the end of the day when you look back and look at what two people did and how many people enjoyed it, and to hand over that money to somebody (who) needs it, it’s an amazing feeling. “All that stress and hard work is worth it.”
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Large crowds and sunshine highlight annual Main Street festival
Thousands of patrons lined up and down Main Street from Oxford Street in the north down the Manitoba Street in the south, checking out the wide variety of entertainment, activities and, of course, do a bit of shopping along the way. The weather all three days was outstanding, which likely only helped with the large crowds attending.
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Thousands of patrons take in the things to see and do on Friday evening at Sidewalk Days.
Sidewalk Days wouldn’t seem complete without the cadre of superheroes hanging around outside of Joe’s Place.
The velcro wall gave youngsters a chance to check out the Sidewalk Days action from on high.
The band Jacksonville perform on the Grant Hall stage.
Dance Images by BJ rock out to a song on Friday afternoon.
Mortlach berry festival move to June day successful By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express
The saskatoon pies sold like hot cakes at the Mortlach Berry Festival. Organizers increased the number of pies for sale to 550 from 500 this year. Around noon a visitor told a volunteer she still wanted to buy a pie and was told few were left. The day started off with a slow turnout for the pancake breakfast as it looked like a rainy day. By 10:30 a.m. crowds were strong and lines formed for slices of pie. Vendors along the Main Street displayed lines of products from baking to clothes. One vendor, Flour Girl Bake Shop, plans to open a shop in Moose Jaw in the former King Edward Confectionary. In the Mortlach School, objects were on display from a 1994 time-capsule that was opened recently. Marcie Duffy picked up a drawing by her son, then in Grade One student. “He must have had a terrible day,” she exclaimed. The drawing showed a boy standing on green grass with five dark clouds and a few rain drops overhead. “Maybe I should check the weather that day,” she said “Maybe we needed rain.” Items to go into a new time capsule were also exhibited.
Cheering In the crowd farmers exchanged news on the rain, generally four to five inches in the district and how it changed the area from near desert to an oasis. In the time capsule, suggesting what the student wanted to do in 25 years, Moose Jaw entertainer Kelley Sapergia saw a fu-
ture in information technology which is part of his career. The 30-minute parade featured clowns, cars and floats. A classic purple Mercury of Danny Hawkin with moving hood drew plenty of attention. The June 29 festival wasn’t running against Moose Jaw Sidewalk Days for the first time in years. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net
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It was almost ten years ago that we began to hang out together for a few minutes once a week, with me being clever and entertaining while sharing stories about…us. You have been included in by Dale “bushy” Bush so many of my stories that I almost feel we are related and yet you continue to entertain and amuse me/us. I have loved to tell stories about the crazy adventures we have had, and I will continue bragging and BSing, but I just wont be writing these stories down on paper anymore. When we first met, I was hanging out “Down On The Corner” at City Hall with my Hot Dog cart. I would see and talk with you everyday about everything under the blazing hot Moose Jaw sun. We would discuss everything that concerned us from the Roughriders offensive output, which at times was offensive, to the entertaining antics of City Council, which again
could be offensive. You would tell me a story one week and then a few weeks later you would read virtually the same story, but the names and dates have been changed to not only protect the innocent but to avoid any plagiarism or copyright lawsuits. Aaah…the fun times we had. The true stories are usually the funniest and the most heartwarming. You were always a wonderful source for a “slice of life comedy” and I continually felt comfortable sharing my own true stories with you. Of course, with story telling, there are always embellishments and even though the stories were usually about reality and truth, I hope you were never embarrassed or uncomfortable with me sharing our tales. What I am slowly getting around to is that I think we need to break up. I want you to understand it is not you, but it is me. My life has changed so much after I retired that I can hardly believe it is actually going the way my beautiful bride and I planned. My pie in the sky retirement plans are becoming a reality, with me being able to play hockey, play music and play in the garden and mountains. What I didn’t plan for was how much time and effort these distrac-
tions would require; that is why I am running short of time for story telling…sigh. I am eternally grateful for your friendship and for the support you have given me. I am also forever grateful to my editor and publisher, Joan and Rob Richie for not only giving a guy with four years of grade 8 an opportunity to share some giggles, but for their tolerance and understanding. Believe me when I say you will always be in my heart…when I am gardening, playing hockey and playing music. Cheers and respect! 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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Dice sets to controllers: Summer GAX ready for all types of gamers Larissa Kurz
The Summer Gamer’s Expo (GAX) is planning to involve as many forms of gaming as the Moose Jaw Gamer’s Association can cram into their new venue, the Cultural Centre, and organizers are excited to see their pre-registration numbers looking better than last year. MJGA spokesman Kristian Sjoberg hopes that bodes well for the weekend-long gaming marathon because the itinerary is packed with all kinds of cool and nerdy stuff on July 12-14. From Atari to virtual reality, card games to board games, there will be something recognizable to just about anyone who’s dabbled in a game or two — both common and unique. There are a number of seats for personal LAN gaming, as well as console games set up with a projection screen for group gaming and various tabletop games to round out the weekend lineup. Alongside the free-range gaming, there will be few competitive and non-competitive tournaments running, as well as the only national qualifier tournament in the province for Settlers of Catan.
Currently, there’s still a few spots left for one of the internet access seats, to bring along your computer or console and marathon your game of choice — pre-registration ensures there’s room for your rig, whatever it may include. Sjoberg encourages people to come out for the weekend, as the proceeds raised from admission will be donated to the Moose Jaw Food Bank to help launch their new program, Mighty Munchies. “We’ve always done something towards children because they’re our next generation of nerds,” joked Sjoberg. “Where this Mighty Munchie program comes in, from the Food Bank, is they get given things. . . that they can still have as a snack to get them through the day.” Admission to the Summer GAX on the day of will still be $15 for the weekend, which Sjoberg noted was a pretty good price for even just one night of games — and pizza, if you stop in Saturday night — let alone a whole weekend.
“Some people don’t want to kind of commit to a Friday, Saturday and Sunday gaming,” said Sjoberg. “But if you come Saturday night, you get the pizza party and play board games for a couple of hours, with your spouse as a date night — and $15 isn’t that bad for a night out.” Both the Summer and Winter GAX are a great event for the gaming community, and Sjoberg encourages everyone to consider taking part: from the most experienced gamers to the new and curious. “We are a charity and we are donating to a charity,” said Sjoberg. “Even if people want to just come out and spend a couple of hours hanging out, looking around, they’re more than welcome to.” The Gaming Expos aim to create an environment that is both welcoming and non-judgmental, where everyone can enjoy the parts of gaming that they like best. Pre-registration for Summer GAX admission can be purchased online, at www.mjga.com, or admission to the event can be purchased at the door on the weekend of the Summer GAX
Momument dedication highlights final Valley View family picnic Monument installed in Pine Grove Cemetery to act as lasting memorial of Centre Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
There was a time in the late 1960s where Valley View Centre could have become a community in and of itself, instantly becoming one of the largest towns in Saskatchewan. With 1,200 residents in the institution for those with intellectual and physical disabilities along with staff and support workers, the local facility was a constant and regular hub of activity in those days as lives were lived in the massive, sprawling facility. In 2012, with 207 residents remaining, the Saskatchewan Government announced that Valley View would be closing down and its residents moved to other facilities in the province. Today, there are 16 people at Valley View Centre. And during the facility’s annual – and final – family picnic recently, a celebration of the facility was held that included the unveiling of an official monument in the Pine Grove Cemetery, where many VVC residents are buried. “Our family group has always been very active here, and this is something they’ve spearheaded,” said Terry Hardy, project lead of the Valley View transition team. “They wanted something post closure to act as a permanent monument to the Centre and its existence in Moose Jaw as a big part of the community, just an acknowledgement of the people who worked and lived here.
Inclement conditions prevented the ceremony from taking place at the cemetery, but photos of the monument and plaques were unveiled.
A map of the Pine Grove Cemetery, showing where various grave plots are located.
Valley View residents and management are joined by Moose Jaw mayor Fraser Tolmie and Minister of Social Services Paul Merriman during the cemetery monument dedication ceremony. So an important part of the closure project was to get this done and get a permanent monument here recognizing the lives of all these people.” Dignitaries on hand for the ceremony included Mayor Fraser Tolmie and the Saskatchewan Minister of Social Services Paul Merriman as well as many former residents and staff of VVC. The monument was placed in the cemetery largely due to the fact the area has seen little use since the last burial in 1973 and those in charge felt some sort of reminder of life in the area was needed. “I think the staff are really going to appreciate that their efforts have been recognized,” Hardy said. “Because the cemetery isn’t used anymore we thought it was the perfect site, it’s going to be maintained perpetually, so it’ll be nice to have that permanent monument there no matter what happens to the building here, whether it’s repurposed or whatever occurs. It’s an important part of the closure process.” That process is well on track, added Hardy, with the final residents expected to be moved to their new homes in early fall at
the latest. “It’s July, August, September timelines and it’s according to their personal Centre plan,” he said. “We have some criteria, they have to be ready, the receiving home has to be done, the agency operating it has to be ready, all the funding has to be in place and once all those things are secured we set dates and support the transition with the staff here.” The entire transfer process has gone as well as could have hoped in Merriman’s assessment, especially when it comes to the accommodations the residents are moving to. The homes, while naturally smaller, allow more intimate and close care with the comfort of the patients a top priority. “It’s been very good,” Merriman said. “We’ve had a great group to work with here at Valley View, with the staff, with the families and certainly the participants that are here. We wanted to make sure it was done the correct way, the least disruptive to the clients as well. I think we’ve accomplished that with what we’ve heard from the families, that this was done in the right way.”
There were many concerns when the announcement was originally made, chief of which was how the residents – many of whom had lived at VVC the vast majority of their life – would be able to adjust to the move. “There’s always a little bit of a fear of change,” Merriman said. “I was talking to one of the ladies here, her niece was here for 50 years. This is her home, this is her routine, this is a big, huge part of her life. So that’s why the houses we’re building across the province took that into consideration and we kept as many people from the Valley View family together as we could.” In addition to new homes in Moose Jaw, residents have also moved to communities throughout the province, most recently to a brand new home that opened in Saskatoon. That’s what made the final picnic that much more special – it was one last time for the now far-flung Valley View Centre family to gather and reminisce. “We didn’t call it a reunion, but we’ve always had an annual family picnic, and it’s for the families,” Hardy said. “A lot of relationships occurred here, it was never about the building, it was about the client, and the people who are coming here today will remember their lives here whether they lived or worked here and share some stories.”
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Attendance at Claybank Brick Plant Heritage Day surpasses hopes By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express
A record crowd attended Heritage Day activities at the Claybank Brick Plant on the last day of June. The record attendance since the brick plant became a provincial and national heritage site in 1994 was 1,500. More than 1,500 came this year/ People were still coming in at 4:30 p.m. “The event was a resounding success and the revenues from the day will have a significant positive impact for the summer’s program operation,” said Frank Korvemaker, retired Saskatchewan Heritage official. “We appreciate the publicity we have received.” Last year’s attendance on Heritage Day was 800. “Our revenues will be substantially higher than we envisioned a month ago.” The Claybank Historical Society needs more funds to keep the site, 58 km south-
east of Moose Jaw, open for the summer season. The plant lost all funding from the province last year but got by with reserve funds. This year funding is still at zero, although the province will pay for utilities this season. “That’s an important factor. If the electricity is shut off, we could be faced with upgrades to everything in order to turn it on again.” The site’s 1970s electrical system is grandfathered from upgrades. Before Heritage Day they needed $20,000 to keep doors open until Labour Day. A GoFundMe page had raised $2,460 by July 2. “If we don’t get more by August, we’ll have to shut down early. Getting volunteers for one day isn’t hard but for the whole season is a difficult task.”
Plant site The plant, now 107 years old, closed in 1989, and is “a late 19th century industrial complex” with updates. “It’s the best-preserved brick plant in all of North America. You get to see something that’s best in North America right here in Saskatchewan.” The province has had between 75 and 100 brick plants since the 1800s with only three large ones — Estevan, Bruno and Claybank. The Claybank Brick Plant not only pro- Grinder vided bricks for local buildings, but for the Hotel Bessborough in Saskatoon and Losing the national heritage site for public education and viewing would be a Chateau Frontenac in Quebec. The plant’s feature product was fire shame. bricks — a specially processed brick that Briercrest homesteader Tom McWillams withstands intense heat and is used to discovered the clay in 1886 on a berry line fire boxes. Fire brick from Claybank picking expedition and spent the next 18 lined steam engines on railway trains and years organizing a brick plant company. McWilliams used to load a horse-drawn a boilers of ships. Corvette ships used the bricks in the war. wagon with clay and drive almost 60 km “When a corvette was sunk, the bricks across prairie hills and creeks to sell it to Moose Jaw brick makers. went down with it.” The first space missions at Cape Canaveral-Kennedy used Claybank fire brick Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net on the landing pad.
By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express
City communications policy will draw unwanted attention on Moose Jaw When city council hired the first director of communications some observers smelled a rat. Nobody hires communications officers just to improve communications with their customers - in this case the voters of Moose Jaw. Communications officers are almost always hired with the notion of controlling the message the employer – City of Moose Jaw — wants the public to hear. That line of message control, censorship, whatever you call it, came out loud and clear when council considered a proposed communications policy at the June 24 meeting. Council wisely chose to amend the policy by removing the names of two local online bloggers from the document. One clause in the policy stated that “the city reserves the right to stop accommodating requests in cases where the respective media outlet continues to have false information, bias or a specific slant within their stories.” That sounds a lot like censorship, like punishing a taxpayer/blogger, media for disagreeing with council, the mayor, or administration. The mayor talked about two local media that pay taxes and have editors, whom the city and he can contact if there is an inaccurate or slanted article. But the two online bloggers have no editors. By implication, he suggested the bloggers have no jour-
nalism training. Both have journalism training. Yours Truly worked with one of them for several years and respects his work. If he is slanted, it’s because he views himself as the fighter for the little guy, the underdog — an advocate that is always nice to have. Personally, Yours Truly doesn’t read either of these bloggers that much. But they perform a needed service in competition with established media. They use their free time to dig into civic and other affairs where radio and this newspaper do not have the time and resources. They do it because they care about Moose Jaw. Do they deserve to be censored for caring about city affairs? One of the bloggers, a former candidate for council, is doing a detailed examination of the mayor’s expenses. His Freedom of Information Act request found the mayor bought a birthday cake with city money, and later repaid the city and he bought wine for Chinese investors. These bloggers are no different from any taxpayer exercising their right of free of speech on Coffee Row, Facebook or on the street. The only difference between them and other taxpayer comment is that the bloggers presumably have a wider audience — an audience that will grow with the publicity thanks to council. Evidently, the bloggers’ online articles have stung the
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politicians at city hall. Forty-four years in the media have taught this scribbler that when politicians and bureaucrats complain about slanted or inaccurate coverage, they generally are unhappy with having some of their foibles exposed. If indeed, the bloggers have mis-stated facts, council and city hall have an excellent option: post the correct information on the city website and Facebook page…Or sue them. The attempt to control people’s right to expression of thoughts flies in the face of the constitutionally protected right of free speech and freedom of the press. Why did the city legal department not pick up on that? If council continues to pursue a policy of thought control, Moose Jaw risks losing the valuable publicity from Mac the Moose to a city notorious for gagging media and taxpayers. One of our councillors summed up the policy issue best by saying some other people are not qualified for their jobs. Ron Walter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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On the Front Porch
Local medical mission’s fundraiser may grow on you Larissa Kurz
by Wanda Smith
Time marches on. This year is already half over! It is hard to imagine but it is so. How did the first half of your year go? The weather was certainly a challenge from the deep freeze in February to the drought this spring; it put our faith to the test and challenged our attitudes in the midst of it. Maybe the first half did not go the way you would have liked. Maybe there were some troubles or disappointments or tragedies that you experienced. And maybe it would be best if you would reflect on what was, what is and what is to come. Did you set some goals or make some decisions about how you wanted 2019 to go? Since the first half of the year is over and we are crossing over into the second half, it is an opportune time to have a reset for the year. Reset means to “...set again or differently.” There are many things that can be reset: Reset the alarm. Reset a broken bone. Reset the timer. Reset the bareback riggin’ on a rodeo bronc or the bull rope on a rodeo bull. We can reset our priorities. What about a reset on our beliefs... or our choice of friends... or our diet... or financial choices? The Collins Dictionary suggests that “if you reset a machine or device, you adjust or set it, so that it is ready to work again.” When I think of a reset, Hubby comes to mind. He was a working cowboy for many years, treating sick animals on the range. There were times after he had roped a cow, calf of bull that he would have to reset his rope by moving the horse closer to the animal and getting a shorter hold on it. The longer the rope, the more leverage a cow has on the end of it, which didn’t make for an easy job. After a long day of checking cows in the beautiful rolling hills of the Missouri Coteau, if there was an animal to treat, he would get off his horse and reset his saddle into a better position and then tighten his cinch. It was imperative he reset his rigging especially for his and his horse’s safety. The month of July is a perfect month to reset (restart, reboot, renew, and reactivate) your life. Reflect, meditate, journal, think about, pray and mull over the direction you are going in life and make the adjustments you need in order to make the last half of the year better than the first. The adjustments we make do not need to be big. Small changes will change the course of your life; just as a ship adjusts its course. We are not able to control people, but we can control ourselves. As we make necessary adjustments, it will affect others around us and will, in most cases, result in a better outcome. God is the God of second chances. He is always ready to help us start over; to reset or reboot. Lamentations 3:21-23 encourages us, “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” I pray that you are inspired to do a reset for the second half of this year. I pray that you will be motivated, envisioned, determined and purposeful in the days ahead. Finish this year strong. Be blessed, dear readers. Your best days are ahead! The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.
The Moose Jaw International Medical Mission is bringing back their Gardens of Guatemala fundraiser, and are still selling tickets for the lush garden tour on July 13. Jackie Wilson, one of the members of the mission trip, is excited to see the gardens tour return and hopes that Moose Jaw is as well. Purchase of a ticket grants access to the six private gardens featured on the self-directed tour, and a map pinpointing where to find them during the event’s tour time of 10am to 3pm. The event raised around $2,000 last year through ticket sales — since all of the gardens featured on the tour are happy to volunteer their homes for viewing — and all proceeds go towards the group’s mission trip to Guatemala in February 2020. This will be the fifth year the group has traveled to Panzen, a small city in the mountains, where they provide medical care and surgeries at a hospital, and through day clinics in the surrounding area. “Our patients that are there, some of them have been waiting for years and years for the opportunity to have surgery,” said Wilson. “There’s just not that kind of treatment available in the area, so that’s why we choose to go there.” The medical team usually sees between 100 and 200 people during their traveling day clinics. They also try to get through 40 cases at the hospital during the week they are there, things like hernia repairs, gallbladder surgeries, and women’s health surgeries. They are also taking along two stove teams, who will travel the area to provide families with a safe, efficient stove and clean water filters — the second year they’ve provided this service. About 35 volunteers are signed up to go on the upcoming trip, and the fundraising goal in order to support the mission is around $55,000. The Gardens for Guatemala event is one of the ways the group takes donations. People can also donate to the mission through a link on their Facebook page, and they even do a few donation initiatives to connect with their supporters. People interested can sponsor a surgery with a $100 donation, and the volunteers will bring back photos and a write up about the patient they helped. Similarly, a donation of $300 can sponsor a stove kit for a family and the volunteers will bring back photos of the stove’s new users. “It’s kind of a fun way to kind of share our experience with the people that helped us get there,” said Wilson. Tickets for the Gardens for Guatemala event are $25 and are available at Hudson’s Boutique, Windmill Greenhouse, or Ellen’s on Main, or by contacting Jackie Wilson at (306) 313-0158.
60 Athabasca Street East 306-692-0533 Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford The mission team isKaren made of volunteer nurses, docMusic Director: Purdy
tors, surgeons, and handymen giving their time to th , 2017 Sunday, May 14and travel to Guatemala offer their services. (supWorship Service 10:30am plied) & Sunday School
St. Andrew’s United Church
Traditional Anglican Parish Now worshipping at
27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw
The beautiful home of Central Lutheran Church Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer Sunday 11:30 am (new time) Coffee & fellowship after the service For more information contact: Fr. Glenn Galenkamp, Rector 306-691-2715
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JOHNSON (HARTELL) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Audrey Johnson (Hartell) on July 3, 2019 at the age of 85. Audrey was born to John and Lily Pope (Tapp) at Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan. Audrey resided on the family farm south east of Tugaske with her parents and siblings. Audrey had great memories of her life growing up on the family farm. Upon completing school Audrey moved to Moose Jaw and worked at a confectionary in Moose Jaw. Audrey married Nelson Hartell October 17, 1953 and they made their home in Tugaske. Audrey and Nelson were blessed with 3 children – Ken, Faye and Joan. Nelson and Audrey celebrated their 40th Anniversary surrounded by family October of 1993. Nelson passed away March 1994. Audrey married Roy Johnson in 1996 and moved to Moose Jaw. Roy and Audrey enjoyed 12 years together till Roy’s passing in 2008. Audrey was predeceased by husbands Nelson and Roy, her parents John and Lily Pope, father and mother-in-law Wilson and Florence Hartell, sisters Myrtle Pope and Winnifred Love, brother Bud Pope, brothers – in law Ted Nielson, George Love, Lorne Hartell, Les Hartell, Jack McKee, Al McKinnon, Frank Hunter, sisters-in-law Iris McKee and Ruth Hartell. Audrey is also predeceased by several family members of Roy’s family that touched her life in very special ways. Audrey will be lovingly remember by her children: Ken (Dianne) and their children Angela (Ray), Cody (Abbey) and Megan (Mario); Faye and her children Trent ( Chelsey) and Crystal ( Max); Joan (Rod) and their children Brandon (Kayla) and Tiffany (Ryley). Audrey will also be fondly remembered by her step children: Betty (Robbie) and their children Rob (Kim), Kara, and Mike, Barry (Heather) and their children Jeremy (Crystal) and Chad (Crystal), Alan ( Holly) and their children Thomas (Ashlea) and Robert (Susan) Jim ( Debra) and their children Cory and Amber (Perry); Brenda ( Art) and their children Curtis and Deanna (Brad); Lloyd (Brenda) and their children Steven (Serena) and Dean; Sue ( Brad) and their daughter Monica (Steven) ; Rod (Joan) and their children Brandon (Kayla) and Tiffany (Ryley); Ken and his children Natalee and Emma. Grandma Audrey will be tenderly remembered by many precious great-grandchildren that were the “ Light of her Life” She is also remembered by her sisters Irene Nielson and Margaret (Len) Beiler, sisters-in-law Lorraine Hartell, Dorothy McKinnon and by many nieces and nephews. A devoted loving Mom, Grandma and homemaker Audrey was a fabulous cook and enjoyed preparing meals, delicious deserts and treats to share with anyone who happened to drop in. Coffee was always on and Audrey’s kitchen was the hub for socialization and hospitality. Being a farm girl at heart, gardening was also a passion – canning and preserving vegetables and fruit to be enjoyed throughout the year. Audrey was also always ready for a good card game - always striving for that “29 Hand!” “Mom’s hold their children’s hands for a while … their hearts forever. “ “Love you forever dear Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma In keeping with Audrey’s wishes, a Private Family Celebration of her Life will be held at the Tugaske Cemetary. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Audrey’s name may be made to the Tugaske Cemetery, Box 62, Tugaske,, SK S0H 4B0. The family would like to give thanks and appreciation to the staff at West Park Crossing for the kindness and care that they gave to Audrey during her time there. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 Www.moosejawfuneralhome.com
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Sunday, July 14th, 2019; 10:30 am Worship Service No Sunday School until September, 2019 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/StAndrewsUnitedChurchMooseJaw Website: http://standrewsmoosejaw.ca
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Carol Anne Banting-Serviss Carol Anne Banting-Serviss passed away peacefully with her children by her side on March 12, 2019 at the age of 77. Anne was born on August 27, 1941 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where she spent her youth as a Jobs Daughter, Hospital Volunteer, Figure Skater and Pianist for the local radio station. She graduated from Albert E. Peacock Technical High School where she was the Assistant Editor of the yearbook and won an award for Miss Tech. She married after high school and moved to Windsor, Ontario where she raised her family. She will be remember for her involvement in the community, with a passion for figure skating as a Regional Gold Test Figure Skating judge and President of the South Windsor Figure Skating Club where she produced and choreographed figure skating carnivals. Anne attended the University of Windsor graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work. She worked as a Social Worker for the Teen Health Center and Metropolitan Hospital AIDS Clinic providing guidance to youth at risk. Anne was a loving mother to son Robb Serviss, grandchildren Brant and Kai and daughter Lee Ann Giacomel, husband Luciano, grandchildren Bianca, Stefano (Kristy), Christian and sister-in-law Frances, nephews Terry (Fran), Brian (Kim), Brent (Cathy) and niece Linda (Steve). Her unconditional love will always be with us and know she is watching figure skating every day in heaven. Anne was predeceased by her parents Floyd and Hazel and brother, David Banting. A private memorial and celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Rosedale Cemetery.
Edwin (Edgy) George Goertzen of Moose Jaw passed away suddenly on June 29, 2019 at 60 years. Ed was born September 16, 1958 to Gerry and Minnie (Weibe) Goertzen in Steinbach, MB. He had many great memories of growing up, his fondest memory was being with his Dad at the lumber camp in Manitoba. He worked throughout Canada settling in Moose Jaw in the 80â€™s volunteering with the Elks. He loved darts and playing in many leagues and tournaments. Also a fan of the Edmonton Eskimos. Ed touched many lives with his kindnesses. Predeceased by his father, Gerald. Survived by his wife, Nancy; mother Minnie; brothers Jim (Bonnie), Gerry (Cindy), Glen (Mona), Tony (Rene); sisters Wanda (Dan) and Monica as well as many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Edâ€™s Life will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion Lounge, 268 High St W, Moose Jaw, on Thursday July 11, 2019 at 2:00PM. Janice Cavan will MC the celebration. Memorialization will take place at Sunset Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be directed to the Moose Jaw Humane Society. In loving memory of Ed, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com or www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain - Funeral Director
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The families of the late George Axon wish to express their thanks to the many people who were there to support us. The baking, cards, flowers, hugs & prayers. Very much appreciated! Thanks to the following who were also there for us: Capilano Court, Providence Place, Edgar Hall, Dr. Geyer, Dr. Stationwala, MJ & District EMS, Pharmasave (downtown), Palliative Care, Crestview Manor, St. Aidanâ€™s Church & W.J. Jones. Thank you to the staff at Burger Cabin for the lunch after his service and Carol for the special touches.
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STIRTON Brian Stirton, aged 69 years of the Petrolia District, SK passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019. Brian was born in Moose Jaw, SK on January 18th, 1950 and spent his early years on the farm. The family later moved to Moose Jaw in the fall of 1957. He completed his elementary school at Bushell Park, while spending his summers helping on the Stirton homestead. Brian was always a farmer at heart. He graduated from Central Collegiate in 1968 and began farming full time. In 1971, he married the love of his life, Elaine. They built a life together raising five daughters, while building a successful farming operation. Brian took pride in being a Seed Grower and appreciated the challenges and rewards this brought. He enjoyed slo-pitch, camping, skiing, water sports, hockey and fishing with friends and family. He volunteered his time with the Lindale Local School Board, the Wheat Pool Committee, and the Old Guard Drainage Project. In more recent years, he had enjoyed cheering on his eleven grandchildren at sporting events and recitals, and spending quality time with his family. Brian looked forward to travelling to warmer climates during the winter, and spending time at the cabin during the summer, but his favorite spot to be was home and he continued to farm until his passing. Brian could fix anything and everything, his many skills and talents will be missed. He was kind, generous, reliable and always made time for others. Brian loved working, loved farming and loved his family. He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Irene; in-laws, â€œBuckâ€? and Doris Rogers; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Stirton and Joan Keller; and brother-in-law, Gary Keller. Brian will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years, Elaine; daughters: Tamra (Shae) Nichols, Joanne (Jeff) Calvert, Holly Stirton (Kyle Alexander), Katie (Warren) Sira, and Sara Stirton (Logan Maltais); grandchildren: Olivia, Kael and Ava Nichols, Atley, Rowan and Lilah Calvert, Rose and Clark Alexander, Savannah and Jacob Sira, and Hazel Maltais; brothers, Barry and Scott Stirton; sister-in-law, Bev (Glen) Rousell; brother-in-law, Tom (Sandra) Rogers; as well as numerous other family members and friends. A Celebration of Brianâ€™s Life will be held on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 1:30 pm in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Adam Driscoll will officiate and a private family interment will take place at Sunset Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Brianâ€™s name may be made to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, 55 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 0C2. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com
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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.
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. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR RIVERVIEW COLLEGIATE 60TH REUNION scheduled for August 9-11th. Early Bird Registration is $100/3days by visiting www.riverviewalumni.org THE GOOD FOOD BOX: There is no Good Food Box for the months of July and August. THE MOOSE JAW HOMEGROWN FARMER’S MARKET every Saturday on Langdon Crescent from 8AM - 1PM. Come on out and get all the fresh seasonal veggies, jellies, preserves, baking and other fabulous treats and crafts you need. The Moose Jaw Homegrown Market will be starting their Weds night markets July 10th, 2019 through until Aug 28th, 2019. Located on the 400 block of Langdon Crescent from 5 pm to 8 pm. There will be entertainment, fresh produce, baking, handmade bath products and so much more. Come out to the Moose Jaw Homegrown Weds nights market. CONCERTS IN THE PARK every Wednesday evening until August 21st. The concerts are free and take place at the Crescent Park Amphitheatre every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A collection for the Health Foundation will follow. Everyone is welcome. 2019 Schedule: July 10 Jacksonville/ July 17 Musical Friends/ July 24 Just n Tyme/ July 31 Heritage Fiddlers/ Aug 07 Scott Heatcoat/ Aug 14 SRW Country Trio/ Aug 21 The Twilighters (6:30 – 8:00 pm). BEREAVED PARENTS Grief Support Group for Parents who have experienced the death of a Child No group in July. WDM SUMMER HERITAGE CLUB for children aged 7-10 are invited to join the club and take part in 3 day mini-camps this summer. Campers will enjoy workshops, crafts, games and hands-on demonstrations. Wk 2 – July 1618 Trains/Wk 3 – July 22-24 Aviation/Wk 4 Aug 13-15 Fun and Games. Camps run 9am-4:30pm each day. Space is limited. For more information and the registration pkg, visit www.wdm.ca/mj DEATH CAFÉ program will take place on Thursday, July 11, from 7- 8:00pm at the Public Library. Come discuss the taboo and difficult subject of death in an informal relaxed setting at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. MOOSE JAW TRANSITION HOUSE CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT at Lynbrook Golf Club on Friday, July 12th – Registration 12noon & BBQ; 1pm Shotgun Start. Best Ball. Fees: $120pp or $450 for team of 4. Includes green fees, cart, dinner, prizes and goodie bags. 4 chances to win a Hone-in-One Car. All fees are due at registration – Mail to 1866 Moose Jaw, S6H 7N6; Please call Jenn Angus at 306.693.6511 or by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org . Funds go directly to Transition House. SILVER ANNIVERSARY SHUFFLEBOARD TOURNAMENT hosted by SSA will take place from July 15 to 18, 2019. Starting Sunday July 14 at 2 p.m. with music entertainment in Crescent Park. Registration at Timothy Eaton’s Monday at 9 am, and games start at 10. Banquet on Tuesday the 15th. Cost $20 for Shuffle and $20 for the Banquet. Entries to Milly Schultz at milly.schultz@ shaw.ca or call 306-983-0068 ASSINIBOIA POLKAFEST will be held on Friday, July 19th from 7:00 p.m. to midnight and Saturday, July 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Prince of Wales Centre, Assiniboia. Bands: Leon Ochs and Len Gadica. Contact 306.642.3191. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP For those who have had a Loved One die by Suicide Next Meeting will be held on July 24, 2019 at 7:30pm at Parkview Location, 474 Hochelaga St. W. Please use east doors off parking lot. BRICKSPO at the WDM on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th from 9am-5pm. See amazing creations by the talented adult builders and others from across Western Canada. LEGO yard sale and other vendors (cash only). Concession on site from 11am-2pm. Cosplay Welcome. Regular admission applies; Free to WDM members.
JOURNEY TO HOPE WALK FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS SAVE THE DATE: September 28, 2019 at 10am at Jones Chapel 106 Athabasca ST. E. Pledge forms available at journeytohope. synthasite.com 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. VETERANS’ MORNING COFFEE - Monday-Saturday @ 10:00 am MEAT DRAW FUNDRAISER - Saturdays @ 3:00 pm Everyone welcome FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members July 24 –please call for an appointment STEAK NITE FUNDRAISER - Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 5pm - 7pm in the Legion hall - $20 tickets available at the Legion Office or Lounge. Proceeds to help with summer operational expenses. LEGION FUN DAY – Sunday, July 21st @ 9:00 am – Lynbrook Golf & Country Club – members encouraged to sign up at the branch for golf, horseshoes and lawn darts by July 14th. Sign up by July 14th at the Royal Canadian Legion Moose Jaw Branch 59.Starts @9am. MEALS-ON-WHEELS – Looking for a co-ordinator & volunteers to deliver meals for two weeks out of the year. Please contact the office 306-692-5453 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 7:00 am Billiards, Walking track/MONDAY’s: 10:30 Fitness; 1:00 Crib the board game, Painting; 7:00 pm Billiards, Pickleball, Mat Bowling/TUESDAY’s: 10:00 Line Dancing; 1:00 Paper Tole, Painting, Whist, Pickleball, Floor Shuffleboard/WEDNESDAY’s: 10:30 Chen Tai Chi, Fitness; 10:30 Cribbage, Pickleball/THURSDAY’s: 10:00 am Pickleball; 1:00 pm 500 Cards, Paper Quilling; 7:00 pm Billiards, Floor Shuffleboard/FRIDAY’s: 10:00 am Jam Session; 1:00 pm Floor Curling, Kaiser, Nickel Bingo, Floor Shuffleboard, Pickleball Mixed Singles Shuffleboard Tournament – Monday July 15 – Thurs July 18. Everyone Welcome. Celebrating 25 years. Call 306.683.0068 for more information COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. Line Dancing Classes will be available again in the fall at the Cosmo Centre. For more information, call Donna Douglas at 306.692.7365. Social Dance – Saturday July 13 @8pm with Band Dusty Rose. Cost $14. Lunch provided. BBQ – Thursday, July 25 @5pm. Cost $10. Come and join in for great BBQ hamburgers or hot dogs with all the trimmings. ARMY NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS, 279 High St. W. Phone 306.693.1656. Anavets Meat Draw held every Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome. Pool on Thursday at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Crib and Shuffleboard are finished for the summer. See you in September! LOOKING FOR A HALL TO RENT!! Give Gail a call 306692-4412. Max 100 people. Non-Members are welcome! Wednesday’s ANAVETS at Leisure Time Bingo at 5pm. Come out to support. Annual Garage Sale coming up in August Watch for details. Looking for donations if you can help call. 7th Annual Golf Tournament July 27th Shot Gun Start at 1pm. Enter as a team or individually. Cost $65 pp and includes prizes as well as a Steak or Chicken supper. Golf Carts Extra. Golf carts can be reserved by calling Deer Ridge@ 306-693-4653. To enter call Deer Ridge or the ANAVETS 306-692-4412 (Gail). Everyone Welcome! Meat Draw Fundraiser- Saturdays @ 4:30pm. Everyone Welcome! We will be having a booth at both Sidewalk Days and the Air Show come look for us! Annual Garage Sale will be held in August. If you have
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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. LINE DANCING CLASSES on Mondays from 10am to 11:30am in the Community Centre at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. THE FUNG LOY KOK TAOIST TAI CHI welcomes anyone interested to come out and try this very gentle form of exercise. There is no restriction of age or gender, all are welcome. Classes are held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. AND Saturdays 11 to 12 noon. Classes are held in the Social Hall of St. Andrews United Church. Come out for a class. If you have any questions or want further information, please contact Elaine Crysler at (306)693-9034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mitchell Miller at (306)681-4515 or email microstudent4444@ gmail.com. 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 email@example.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. MOOSE JAW MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL INC. WOMEN’S GROUP meets every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Church of God Basement, 50 Hochelaga St. E. Practice English; coffee & snacks; build new friendships; clothing swaps; activities & support. Everyone Welcome. Places for children to play. Contact Melissa for more information at 306-693-4677. MOOSE JAW BAND CITY BAND: Band practices held Monday evenings 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. in the Legion (upstairs ballroom), 268 High Street W. Can you play a reed or brass instrument? Amateur or advanced musicians welcome. Bring your favorite swing melodies. To learn more, come to band practice or contact the band leader at 693-6262. SEA CADETS is Open to Teens 12-18: the program is free and is sponsored by the Department of National Defence and the Navy League branch. You have the opportunity to learn to sail, learn rope work and other ship operations as in navigation semaphore and communication, and also have the opportunity to travel with the Sea Cadet deployments to places like India, Japan and other coastal communities, but let’s not forget about summer training. You can go to summer camp for 2,3 or 4-week courses and you are given a training bonus, so that’s like getting paid to go to camp. Cadets meet Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Armouries at the top of Main St. THE FRIENDLY CITY OPTIMIST CLUB invites everyone to meetings at the Heritage Inn on the second Tuesday of each month. Social at 5:30 p.m./ Supper at 6:00 p.m./meeting at 6:30 p.m. Socials dates and places vary. Contact Lloyd Pethick for more information at 306.694.4121. TAOIST TAI CHI TM CLASSES: Beginners classes on Wednesdays 6-7pm/Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to noon. Continuing classes are Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m./Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Information available by calling 306-693-9034. INFORMED CHOICES Pregnancy Centre. 679 Hall St. W Regular Open Office Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-5. Free confidential and non-judgmental counselling and support available for women and men experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Text 306-690-8462. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES are held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moose Jaw Public Library, the Herb Taylor room on the second floor. You do not have to be Scottish. You do not need a partner. It is similar dance to square dancing.
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∞Limited time lease offer from Honda Canada Finance Inc. (HCFI), On Approved Credit. Lease example based on a new 2019 CR-V LX-AWD CVT, model RW2H2KES/2019 Civic Sedan SPORT CVT, model FC2F8KJX/2019 Accord 4D 1.5T LX-HS CVT, model CV1F1KE for a 24/48/36-month period, for a total of 104/208/156 weekly payments of $121/$78/$101 leased at 0.99% APR. 40,000/80,000/60,000 kilometre allowance (12 cents/km excess charge applies). Total lease obligation is $12,566.82/$16,171.05/$15,743.04. Lease obligation includes freight and PDI of $1,795/$1,655/$1,655, Federal air conditioning charge, engine block heater, wheel lock, tire levy and other applicable fees except PPSA lien registration fee of $30.00 and lien registering agent’s fee of $6.50, which are both due at time of delivery. No down-payment required. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. Dealer may lease for less. Offers valid from July 3, 2019 through July 31, 2019 at participating Honda retailers. #$500 Honda Bonus lease or finance dollars available on any new in-stock 2019 Honda Civic, while quantities last. Must be leased/financed through Honda Canada Finance Inc. (HCFI) and delivered by July 31, 2019. Honda Bonus can be combined with lease or finance rates advertised by HCFI, on approved credit, and will be deducted from the negotiated vehicle price after taxes. Offer ends July 31, 2019 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. £$1,000 Honda Bonus lease or finance dollars available on any new in-stock 2019 Honda CR-V, while quantities last. Must be leased/financed through Honda Canada Finance Inc. (HCFI) and delivered by July 31, 2019. Honda Bonus can be combined with lease or finance rates advertised by HCFI, on approved credit, and will be deducted from the negotiated vehicle price after taxes. Offer ends July 31, 2019 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. ∞#£Offers valid only for Saskatchewan residents at Honda Dealers of Saskatchewan locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Offers only valid on new in-stock 2019 vehicles. While quantities last. Dealer order or trade may be necessary. Visit Honda.ca or your Saskatchewan Honda dealer for details. *None of the features described are intended to replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving. Drivers should not use handheld devices or operate certain vehicle features unless it is safe and legal to do so. Some features have technological limitations. For additional feature information, limitations and restrictions, please visit www.honda.ca/disclaimers or refer to the vehicle’s owner’s manual. †Based on vehicles available in the U.S. market. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
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