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Editor’s Note As we celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday as proud Canadians this year, may we also take into consideration the here and now. It’s time to embrace getting to know our local cities, towns and region that have greatly impacted who we are as Moose Javians and Saskatchewanians. Welcome one and all, residents and tourists alike. In this current annual issue of the Explore Moose Jaw 2017 Magazine, may you be inspired to love where you live. If you haven’t yet noticed, Moose Jaw is oozing with history. Right from the name, you can let your imagination fly and try to figure out its meaning. It is noted that Moose Jaw’s colourful moniker is likely based on Indigenous sources and was perhaps first applied to a local creek that supposedly resembled the outline of a moose’s jawbone; another explanation is that it comes from a Cree word for “warm breezes.” Founded in 1883 as a Canadian Pacific Railway site for a town surrounded by fertile agricultural land, it became a hub for retail, wholesale and industrial business. On the more notorious side, during prohibition, the city was a hub for bootleggers using Moose Jaw’s rail connections to the United States, namely Al Capone and his gangster racketeers. Although many historical buildings have since disappeared, Moose Jaw has taken pride in keeping the historical integrity of much of the downtown core. This town has a vibrant artistic side boasting of historical murals painted on many buildings, musicians that continually share their passions at coffee houses and bars, an annual world class literary festival and even a professional theatre production company (RuBarb Productions) that presents live theatre throughout the year. If you have never had a chance to visit our local Western Development Museum, it’s certainly time to do so. You could spend hours there, as well as at Sukanen Village where you can stroll down memory lane visiting a reconstructed pioneer village with buildings loaded with antiques. Restaurants, bars and coffee shops are plentiful, boutiques grace downtown streets; take a dip in the mineral spring water at Temple Gardens or drop a wad of cash at the casino. Moose Jaw has it all. Venture a little further out and who knows what treasures await!

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The Moose Jaw Magazine is full of everything that is Moose Jaw and district. It highlights the services, businesses and places to visit in our area. The publication is funded entirely by the advertisers, so we would kindly ask that you support them and let them know you are enjoying the publication. Although many people call this a tourist guide, it never started that way, but as we put it, it is more that a travel guide, it is everything good about Moose Jaw, its people and its businesses. We always have a great time putting this together, and we are certain that whether you are a first time visitor to our city or a founding member of the community, you will find something new about the great community in which we live. We always appreciate your feedback on any of our publications, so drop us a line. Enjoy the 2017 Moose Jaw Magazine and Explore Moose Jaw. From our family of publications.

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To describe Saskatchewan would be to honour its notable history and vibrant opportunity while acknowledging its inherent strength – Saskatchewan people.

In 1974, Saskatchewan became the first province to adopt legislation on multiculturalism. Today, we are known for our western hospitality and for encouraging an atmosphere of mutual respect. Saskatchewan is home to safe communities, quality recreational opportunities and a hospitable tourist industry that promotes our many attractive parks, landscapes, golf courses and places to play. From recreation to entertainment and cuisine, our diversity brings a variety of cultural experiences for all to enjoy. As a proud and welcoming province, Saskatchewan is a wonderful place to spend time with family or friends. Whether residing or vacationing; Saskatchewan has much to enjoy. The description of Saskatchewan can be a portrayal of Moose Jaw. There is a sense of pride and accomplishment as we look back on the significant history of our city. This history has been captured and preserved in the Tunnels of Moose Jaw and throughout the downtown. Moose Jaw is alive with much to enjoy at the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, Museums of

culture, travel and the history of Pioneer ventures at the Sukanen Ship Museum. More than history and rich culture, Moose Jaw is an expanding centre of retail, business and opportunity. During the past ten years, we have seen remarkable growth with the addition of recreational centres such as Mosaic Place and Yara Centre, expanded retail opportunities downtown, at the Civic Centre Plaza and along Thatcher Drive East. Blessed with abundant dining opportunities in a number of new and established restaurants, unique retail stores dot the downtown core. Moose Jaw has seen significant growth and expansion in the construction supply sector, and is the heart of agricultural sales and part supplies. Our community is also experiencing growth in industry with the expansion of the industrial area which is attracting agricultural processing. Agrocorp Processing is establishing its Canadian headquarters in Moose Jaw and we continue to see the expanded opportunities that come with the new K+S potash mine, the expansion of Mosaic, and the Genesis Supercentre now under construction near Belle Plaine. Moose Jaw is a proud city in a growing province that is enjoying the vibrancy of a resiliency of a diversified economy. An excellent place to visit, Moose Jaw is an even better place to live, work and play. We can be so thankful for our past, and so blessed as we look at a future of confidence and prosperity.





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Many people in Moose Jaw belong to various service clubs and offer up their time to make Moose Jaw a great place to live. Consider joining one of the many clubs and get involved in your community. Army, Navy, & Air Force Veterans Beta Sigma Phi Citizens All Elks Lodge No. 7 Fraternal Order of Eagles Moose Jaw Kinette Club Moose Jaw Kinsmen Club Knights of Columbus Lions International (Early Bird) Moose Jaw Masonic Temple Moose Jaw Shrine Club The Friendly City Optimist Club Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 Moose Jaw Trap And Skeet Club

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MESSAGE FROM MAYOR TOLMIE On behalf of the citizens of Moose Jaw and members of City Council, I extend to you a sincere and warm welcome. Moose Jaw is a popular tourism destination city with our historic downtown Main Street, murals, spa and tunnels. We also have many fine hotels, motels and restaurants that cater to the varied tastes of all of our visitors. Check out our website at Moose Jaw’s reputation for hospitality is unsurpassed, so I know you will have a wonderful time while you are in The Friendly City. Sincerely,

Fraser Tolmie Mayor

THE SALVATION ARMY IN MOOSE JAW The Salvation Army has been at work in Moose Jaw for over 120 years and is one of the best known churches and social service organizations in the city. One of its international priorities is to “serve suffering humanity”, and the local Corps is actively engaged in many efforts to do just that. Key program priorities include disaster and relief services, Community Care Ministries in extended care facilities and personal care homes, financial trustee services for vulnerable adults, and emergency family services. These programs, operated in Moose Jaw and Assiniboia, are directed by Majors Dan and Wendy Broome, who are officers appointed to this work by The Salvation Army. They are ably supported by over 30 employees and countless volunteers who work to ensure that the Army is committed to ‘Giving Hope Today”! The most visible and best-known of its operations would be its Thrift Store and its associated sorting centre, where donations of good used clothing, household items, furniture and other goods are received from generous citizens of the City and surrounding areas. Profits from the sale of these good go towards developing and maintaining programs to provide food, clothing and practical assistance to families and individuals in emergency need and to support the Army’s Community Care Ministries in extended care facilities and personal care homes. In addition, hundreds of children are sponsored to attend holiday camps at Beaver Creek Bible Camp near Saskatoon. Through its church, opportunities for Christian worship and service are provided through Sunday worship services, weekly Bible study programs, children and youth ministries and community service opportunities.

Contact us: Business Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am. to 5:00 pm. Community and Family Services; Emergency and Disaster Services 175 — 1dt Avenue NE; Moose Jaw, SK: S6H 0Y9; Telephone 306.692.5899 Major Dan Broome, Director of Community and Family Services The Salvation Army Thrift Store 175 — 1st Avenue NE; Moose Jaw, SK; S6H 0Y9; Telephone 306.692.8858 Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 9:30 am. to 5:30 pm. (Closed Statutory Holidays) The Salvation Army Community Church Sunday Services: 11:00 am. at the Church 6:30 pm. at Thrift Store Lower Level — seasonal only 2 Wintergreen Drive; Moose Jaw, SK; S6J 1M9; Telephone 306.694.0045 Major Wendy Broome, Corps Officer/ Pastor The Sorting Centre 670 High Street West, Moose Jaw, SK; S6H 1T6; Telephone 306.693.0814 Donations of good used items accepted Monday thru Saturday, 9:30 am. to 4:00 pm.



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The Festival of Words has been recurring in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan since first introduced as a non-profit organization in 1996, the annual four-day festival typically falling within the third week of July at varying locations in the Friendly City. Gary Hyland, wishing to stray from regulated book-based festivals, laid the groundwork in the mid nineties for what would soon come to be known as the Saskatchewan Festival of Words by the year 2010, the name altered from the previous title The Living Skies Festival of Words. Hyland is considered one of Moose Jaw’s most renowned authors after winning the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award in 2008, and was honoured twice as Citizen of the Year in both 1997 and 2006. Gary Hyland passed away in 2011 but the legacy he left through literature lives on through the mural located at Home Street and 4th Ave NW, in his honor. These four summer days are spent promoting literacy by giving both renowned and emerging writers the opportunity to share, as well as providing the same level of attention to actors, poets, journalists, editors, filmmakers, and all varying levels of the arts. Not only does the Saskatchewan Festival of Words gives a platform to new artists, but manages to promote levels of interaction between the established and the aspiring through workshops, panel discussions, and detailed Q & A’s that provide a degree of introspection into the field. All festival events are often hosted within a few blocks of one another at local establishments in support of artistry and literature, such as The Moose Jaw Public Library, The Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, The Moose Jaw Cultural Center, and the award-winning Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort. The festival has even gained popularity among masters of literature such as Margaret Atwood, Robert Currie, and Joy Fielding. Other noteworthy local authors/artists with various achievements in the field are Ken Dalgarno, Winner of the First Book Award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2015, as well as Amanda Zimmerman, Dave Richards, Andre Harden, and David Temrick. The 2017 Saskatchewan Festival of Words runs from Thursday, July 13th through to Sunday, July 16th with an incredible lineup of presenters.












Chamber of Commerce role outlined by CEO

CEO for Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce, Rob Clark sees building the community as a key chamber role. “We serve as a connector of people, business and governments,’’ he says. “Within the community, we want to be there to listen. We want the businesses in Moose Jaw to know they are not alone. “The biggest part is, I think, we want to build the community. We need a strong business com-

munity. I believe, collectively we can do more than as individuals.’’ In his job, prospective and existing members ask if they are getting value from membership. Aside from community building and networking events, Clark points to a range of benefits from being part of a 530-member business organization to monetary gains. Membership for a one or two person business costs $100 but that business can save $1,000 by taking advantage of group and health insurance plans. And the chamber is working on a rewards plan by members for patronage by other members and their employees. Clark has several ideas to assist the Chamber and members build business and the community. One of them, Business After Hours (BAH), is scheduled as an unstructured casual evening intended for networking.

He is also working on a ‘Champions of Health Care’ event, Casino nights and a speed networking event with an expert guest. “Someday they’ll be happening but it’s not going to happen overnight. It takes a lot of work.” Chamber events could not happen without volunteers and partners, said the Moose Jaw-born executive. Events the Chamber holds include the Citizen and Group of the Year, Moose Jaw Business Excellence Awards, the Administrator’s Lunch, the Trade Expo, which returns this year, and political forums at election times. The chamber feels it has a duty to hold political forums and inform voters, said Clark. The chamber is financed through memberships and proceeds from events. A “dynamic group’’ of 16 elected and three appointed board members directs the chamber.

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Moose Jaw Branch Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

Helping you research your family history around the world

Moose Jaw Saskatchewan Geneological Society founding members.

The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SGS) was formed in 1970 by a group of people interested in encouraging the study of family history, preserving heritage documents and collecting materials for the study of this discipline. SGS is one of 16 branches and is the voice of genealogy in Saskatchewan; it is a non-profit provincial cultural organization. The directive of the society is to preserve Saskatchewan records, provide assistance to Saskatchewan residents studying their heritage anywhere and to people studying their Saskatchewan

heritage. Today the Society has branches throughout the province and members spread throughout the world. Over the years, the Moose Jaw Branch has been working with the City of Moose Jaw Cemetery Office, Remco Cemetery Office and Valley View to obtain the records of all people buried here in the city. Meetings are held at the Moose Jaw Public Library every fourth Tuesday of every month (except July, August, December) at 7pm. Memberships to SGS can be obtained at these meetings for $10 for the year, but first, memberships need to be obtained from the Provincial Branch Saskatchewan Genealogical Society and can also be purchased at the meetings for $50, both memberships are available all year. Anyone wanting to look up information on their family history can visit the SGS website at or call Marge Cleave at (306) 799-2004. Also, the Art Museum here in Moose Jaw has a genealogical research room where you can go online and do research. Family history records may also be researched online at the website operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saskatchewan Family History Center is located at 15 West Park Drive, Moose Jaw, SK. (306) 692-3246.





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Tasting Different Cultures

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The City of Moose Jaw houses numerous restaurants, at least 77 or more, some that offer a wide selection of both commonly found commercial restaurants and Canadian cuisine, often made by hand and known for the production of comfort food. There are a number of old and new establishments in downtown Moose Jaw to offer you great food but a standout restaurant that has risen to fame is Déjà Vu Café (23 High Street East). Déjà Vu Café is owned by Brandon and Tammy Richardson and is known locally for serving over 50 flavours of wings and milkshakes and is never a vacant space; in 2014 the restaurant made an appearance on the television program “You Gotta Eat Here” and has become somewhat of a popular eatery for locals and visitors alike. Comfort food is just the beginning of the assortment of restaurants Moose Jaw has to offer, starting with a handful of establishments that serve fresh authentic Chinese cuisine. These restaurants include the popularised Jade Garden (471 Main Street North), Delight Café & Wok (314 – 4th Ave SW), Landscape Restaurant (423 4th Ave SW), to name a few. Saigon 75 offers a variety of Vietnamese options at 314 Main Street North, near to Nit’s Thai Food at 124 Main Street North, a well-known family-owned restaurant that

serves both Thai and Canadian cuisine. Other noteworthy restaurants that serve the community are those that have made their mark over the years such as Smitty’s Pancake House located in the mall. Bugsy’s Irish Pub is right next door and offers great food, excellent service, as well as numerous daily specials in food and drink. Hopkins Dining Parlour, a local haunt that features the old tale of a deceased maid that lurks within the restaurant, draws in many with the allure of the story and the rustic, formal décor. Hopkins was nominated for a 2015 Cornerstone Community Award, a part of the ABEX Awards, honouring the restaurant and the owner Glady Pierce. Moose Jaw is also known for fine dining with some notable chefs putting their culinary prowess out there. The restored Grant Hall Hotel at 401 Main Street North houses the Grant Hall Dining Room, featuring an exquisite dining menu. Grant Hall was resurrected over the course of a dozen years, to once again become the luxury hotel it once was. Harwood’s, another fine dining location, can be found within the renowned Temple Garden’s geothermal mineral spa. Renovations in the hotel have been ongoing but one day in the future, Harwoods will have a welcome facelift.



Coteau Hills Creamery: Handcraft Cheese Made in Moose Jaw

As the artisan industry in Saskatchewan is booming with local craft breweries and many other authentic products being developed across the province, a local Moose Javian is upping-the-ante in producing artisan cheese right here. Known as an artisan creamery that produces hand-made, small batch and authentic cheese that is all natural, local and fresh, Coteau Hills Creamery boasts as the only artisan cow’s milk cheese producer in Saskatchewan. Located at #5 - 69 Highland Road here in Moose Jaw, owner and cheesemaker Kirby Froese decided it was time to come home to his prairie roots after years of experience in the food & beverage and hotel industry. Opening a creamery last year was a natural fit for him, says Froese. He continues to make a name for himself as a producer of premium-quality cheese using Saskatchewan’s own cows’ milk locally supplied by Caroncrest farms in Caronport. In his creamery, Froese produces three types of cheese: Balkan feta style cheese (available in 200 g and 500 g), a slightly creamier consistency than feta with higher moisture content and a little-less fat; the Veronica-May (named after his mother’s and grandmother’s middle names) – a bloomy-rind style of cheese with a white velvety rind that grows on the cheese. As the rind ripens the centre of the wheel of cheese, the rind softens; and the Tower Hill – a French alpine recipe. It

is a washed-rind cheese where the wheel is washed with a brine solution and develops an orange rind. The creamery produces cheese that is natural with no additives or preservatives, made locally. It is not only delicious on its own but you can cook with it; the feta can be included in stuffed chicken breast, tzatziki or whatever you desire. As a culinary delight, Froese says that the Tower Hill makes great grilled cheese sandwiches and the Veronica-May is excellent melted. Coteau Hills Creamery has a weekly presence at the local Farmer’s Market held every Saturday morning on Langdon Crescent in Moose Jaw from May to September. In the future, the business hopes to expand their products throughout the province to be available in specialty shops and delicatessens or to whomever is interested. For more information please visit their website at . Coteau Hills Creamery is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY by calling 306.631.2181.



Murals and The Artists Behind Them

Hand crafted murals do their part in displaying the rich history Moose Jaw houses, as well as accent the tasteful allure of the rustic streets. Over the years, a large variety of accredited artists have contributed to the designing of the cities’ rustic infrastructure, all of them providing significant insight into the development of the city of Moose Jaw. Many of the historic murals have been lost throughout the years including favourites and classics such as Remember Old 80, Moose Jaw’s very first mural that was lost when the building was demolished; another favourite was River Street Red that was also lost due to an accidental fire. Presently, the city is home to over 40 murals that contribute to portraying societal advances within the city. They depict advancements within communication; a tribute to the pilots that have been training with the accredited 15 Wing Base just outside the city limits since 1940; acknowledgements of those that have been impacted by war and of the men and women that fought; as well as successful businesses that existed in the early development of the city of Moose Jaw. Riding for the Brand is a mural that was commissioned by

the Saskatchewan Stock Growers in celebration of their 100th anniversary, implemented as a tribute to past and current cattlemen and cattlewomen of Saskatchewan. It is ultimately a tip of the hat to a province, recognized for its’ agriculture. The mural can be found on the East Wall of Ashdown’s Furniture located at 38 High Street East and was created by Grant McLaughlin. The Last Dambuster, created by John Butterworth and located on the south wall of 212 Main Street is historically significant in the sense that it depicts the story of a pilot named Ken Brown, a native of Moose Jaw that flew with the famous Dambuster Squadron during the Second World War and was awarded the CGM for his efforts. Another Moose Jaw Native, Alexander Urquhart DFC, was part of the mission as a Flying Officer. The plane was gunned down in the wake of a bomb drop, ending the lives of the residents on board, making the tribute all the more important to the current residents of Moose Jaw. In order to get a view of the rich painted history, all one has to do is travel the sprawling streets of the Friendly City to get a fulfilling glimpse of the impassioned artwork.



their studio space and art with those who came by. It most beautiful of fall days with the sun shining brightly a seasonal temperatures, no snow yet on the ground. All of t were happy to embrace the opportunity to show off their spaces as they happily engaged with their guests. Many g with unique one-of-a-kind purchases.

Gus Froese: One of Moose Jaw’s Original Mural Artists


It was with sadness that Moose Jaw said goodbye to renowned artist Gus Froese, one of Moose Jaw’s original mural artists. He passed away on March 29, 2017 at the age of 88 years. His prolific career as an artist was marked Wendy Parsons. Parsons Dietrich Pottery (Stoneby capturing the whispering pines and sandy ware Pottery & Sculpture), 1200 Lakeview Service shorelines around Emma Lake in Northern Drive; 306.693.4212; www.parsons-dietrich-potSaskatchewan to immortalizing vanishing ; icons such as grain elevators that once stood stately on guard in almost every prairie town. “The history of Canada is written in the landscape,” he once said. “I saw it as a cultural identity: prairie grain elevators; fields of stooks-a common sight at harvest time; gone are the days of horse and binder; train rails-ribbons of steel that have long-been abandoned; endangered species; one room school houses; green blackboards and erasers; and pioneer homes. These vanishing icons will never be back.” As well, Froese has painted more than sixty Gus Froese(2013) Studio (Acrylic, Gus Froese. Froese inGues his studio murals, of which many are visible in Moose Watercolor, Charcoal,particularly Ink Paintings & he enjoyed sketching, Wakamow GuestJaw, Artist Sue Hunchuk at Parsons Dietrich near and dear to the historic heart and Drawings), 310 Main St. Hammond Bldg. Valley and Emma Lake, from which he proPottery Studio &were Functional Art), culture of (Fused the city.Glass Others commissioned #221, 306.630.8092; duced a volume of work called ‘Wakamow to 306.694.4278; throughout towns and cities from British CoEmma Lake’. MURRAYGM.COM • MURRAYGM.COM • MURRAYGM.COM • MURRAYGM.COM lumbia to Ontario. In the summer of 1986, Froese and a group of As a kid, he said he could express himself students came together to paint ‘The Edith,’ in school as an artist but it wasn’t until 1952 a small mural in Wakamow Valley. In the when attending Teacher’s College in Saskasummer of 1990, the first three murals were toon that his inner artist was released. Shortly painted in Moose Jaw, including ‘Remember thereafter, Froese was led to Emma Lake KenOld 80,’ (located on the former Royal Hotel, derdine Campus to get further training with which has since been demolished), ‘Breaking Reta Cowley and Horace Wickenden (1953) New Ground’ (at 80 High St. W.), and ‘Openand received his teacher’s certificate; later being Day Parade’ by Froese (82 Manitoba St. ing instructed by Roy Kiyooka and Art McKay W.). Froese has also painted the Saskatchewan inSTOCK 1958, as wellYEAR as others throughoutMODEL the years. MAKE COLOUR PRICE Summer Games mural, ‘March to STOCK the Pipes YEAR M For 23 years, Froese taught through various CARS Forever,’ ‘National Light and Power, ’ and ‘In P6003 2012 C Saskatchewan communities and taught art Praise of Athletes. ’ His most mural, P6028A 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU MAXX LS BROWN $9,995popular P6036 2012 D “somehow through all of the other subjects.” to be replaced P6063 2005 HONDA CIVIC SE FWD ‘Town’s Afire,’ had GREY $8,995 several P6008years 2012 D The last five years were spent at A. E. Peacock ago but, fortunately, Froese recreated the muP6059 2006 INFINITI G35X SILVER $24,995 P6014 2012 F Collegiate in Moose Jaw where he taught art ral on the third WHITE floor of the Hammond BuildP5929A in history, 2008appreciation BUICK LUCERNE $11,995 P6032 2012 M classes and specificCX ing within the last few years. P6040 2008 CADILLAC BLACK $19,995 P6025 2013 C disciplines exclusively to high schoolDTS students. Of his numerous exhibits, Froese said “The P6034 2009 CADILLAC CTS AWD BLACK $25,995 14077A 2013 C In 1976 Froese became a full-time artist and Open Road” was one of his favourites and P6022 2013 D spent time being2010 Artist in ResidenceLUCERNE at EmmaCX-2 13544A BUICK SILVER $11,995 “Imprints 1996” was a personal response to Lake always 13557A 2013 F P5999in Northern 2010Saskatchewan. CHEVROLET He COBALT LT WHITE $12,887 his environment. expressed of the prairies and said SUV’S P6054A his great 2010love CHEVROLET IMPALA LT SILVER $12,995



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Try browsing the shops in Moose Jaw Antiques are all about memories. The sight of antiques stirs our emotions and recollections of the past. The old tin match holder reminds us of a time when matches were the only real way to get a cooking/heating fire going. And a mouse-proof storage container perched high out of reach from prying little hands was used to keep these vital tools of civlization safe. The old scrubbing board reminds one of the hours of hard labour housewives needed to do to get clothes clean. The wooden wringer washer, now an old obsolete model, saved women countless hours of work, freeing them for other chores. The old one-cycle engine recalls a day when technology allowed a machine to pump water, or cut wood, instead of hard work that built biceps and weary muscles. Every antique or collectible has a story to tell – the article’s place in history of that era and the actual story of use by its owner(s).

Interest in the unknown and thoughts of what might have happened attracts people to antique stores to browse, to buy items re-creating memories and to collectors in our special areas of interest. Several shops in Moose Jaw handle antiques and collectibles. Past Times Antique and Collectibles Gallery, located on lower Main Street near the Tunnels, has plenty of items for collectors and antique hunters. Players Newsstand, three blocks north on Main, offers lots of interesting maerials with one of the best collections of porcelain figurines in Saskatchewan. The shop doubles as a jewelry retailer and is the only Saskatchewan dealer for the much sought-after Moorcroft pottery. Along the Trans -Canada Highway north of Ninth Avenue Northwest, the Antique Yard offers a broad selection of antiques and collectibles in several old farm buildings.

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Past Times

When wandering through historical downtown Moose Jaw, take a stop at Past Times; you won’t regret it! We have reorganized and changed things up, with a wide variety of stock ranging from garden, cabin, toys and candy, to sparkling tea sets grandma would love. A stroll through the store is like a time warp with so much to see every time you come in. Here at Past Times, we have a glorious selection of displays for any gardener, whether its for your own yard or a tiny fairy garden. It completes anyone’s collection.

Antique Style Photography & Gifts

Check out our unique one of a kind refursbished home decor, repurposed and restored antiques. Lights, camera, action! We also have a wonderful photography studio. There are several eras including the fabulous 20’s, Western & Victorian. Many visitors from far and wide come to get family photos taken. Our friendly service matches the wonderful atmosphere; it’s a shoe-in good time for all. Come on down to Past Times. We have gifts galore from ceiling to floor! We are the store where memories are made.

Gifts Galore from ceiling to floor!



JOHNS MUSIC LTD Instrument Sales and Repair John’s Music houses a variety of musical instruments. With welcoming service, there isn’t any musical question you can’t ask. As well as selling instruments, John’s Music offers instrumental repair.

Fender • Roland • Peavey • Casio • Gibson • Cort • Takamine • Jackson • Music Lessons All Stringed Instrument Repaired • Rental Guitars, Basses & Keyboards Available.

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RuBarb Productions Inc – Box Office The Perfect Find is a unique gift and home decor shop located in the heart of downtown Moose Jaw. We carry a variety of gifts and brands ranging from jewelry and accessories, home decor, tin design, chalk paint with classes and much more. Stop in and let us help you find the perfect gift for yourself or someone else!

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RuBarb Productions Inc. is a thriving non-profit professional theatre company which produces a six show season of plays and musicals. Stop by the box office today to purchase your tickets! RuBarb School of Performing Arts offer private music lessons and theatre/drama classes and each summer offer Theatre Day Camps. Visit for more information.



Mossbank Bird Sanctuary The Old Wives Lake Migratory Bird Sanctuary can be accessed by a 2.4 km walking trail found in Mossbank. Bird watchers can also enjoy a look out deck, gazebo and picnic areas. Both Old Wives Lake and the Lake of the Rivers provide abundant wet lands for the dozens of species of birds that nest in the area. You can find diving, dabbling, shorebirds, songbirds and wading birds. It is also a spring and fall staging area that attracts large concentrations of ducks, Canada, White-fronted and Snow Geese and Tundra Swans.

Parts of the lake are isolated enough to provide protective nesting habitats for the white pelican, black-crowned night and great blue heron. A variety of shorebirds are common to the lake, as well. The threatened Ferruginous Hawk, Grey Partridge and Sharp-tailed Grouse can also be seen at Old Wives Lake. Visitors will be amazed by the photo opportunities. Birdwatching tours are offered during the Old Wives Lake Festival. Contact the town of Mossbank for more information, by email at or phone 306-354-2294.

Old Wives Lake is home to dozens of species of birds, and is protected as a Federal Migratory Bird Santuary

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A rousing rendition of a popular song on a kazoo might be the entertainment during Red Hat get- togethers.

People often think that seniors don’t do much in their golden years, that they are frail and unable to enjoy themselves. That’s not the case for members of the Red Hat Society. The Red Hat Society is an international social organization that was founded in 1998 for women age 50 and beyond. It is a playgroup created to connect like-minded women, make new friends and enrich lives through the power of fun and friendship. Most women give their all to family, career, and community and they enjoy it, but along the way, sometimes existing bonds of friendship gradually diminish. Membership in the Red Hat Society is a rewarding vehicle for reconnecting old friends, making new friends and rediscovering the joy of getting together with other woman for the express purpose of… having FUN! The society whole-heartedly promotes periods of “recess” from the cares and duties of everyday life in which Hatters

gather for no other purpose than to play. This play takes different forms, but usually involves food, a dinner out, an afternoon tea, a bit of shopping, a tour of an interesting local site; they all provide opportunity for bonding. There are also deeper, more meaningful benefits of RHS Membership – powerful interpersonal connections and emotional support systems built among Sisters both online and offline. They are reshaping the way women are viewed in today’s culture by promoting not only fun and friendship, but freedom from stereotypes and fulfillment of goals and dreams. Women dress in purple and wear red hats, except during their birthday month, where they do the opposite. They also wear lots of bling. Women under 50 who would like to join a chapter can do so, but they have to wear pink hats and lavender clothes, until they reach the mid-century mark. For information about local chapters, the society and for upcoming events, visit the website at www.redhatsociety. com

Red Hat ladies wear a variety of headgear, with purple being worn during their birthday months.



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Warriors remember season, look at busy summer

No team quite has the phrase ‘unfinished business’ tattoooed on themselves quite like the Moose Jaw Warriors, and the on-and-off ice members of the team won’t exactly be taking the summer off. The Warriors had a very good regular season shut down in the first round of the Western Hockey Legaue Playoffs by a seven game loss to the Swift Current Broncos. “This was a really good team and there were no Brayden Points, there are no Dryden Hunt’s, but it was a deep team and I thought it was an entertaining team,” said Warriors director of public relations James Gallo. The entertainment went from the top, including scorers eligible to return like Brett Howden, Noah Gregor and Jayden Halbgewachs down to the young defence of Jett Woo and Josh Brook right to the solid goaltending of Zach Sawchenko. “I think fans got good entertainment,” Gallo said. “The development process the team has been going through over the past couple of seasons, I thought this was the season where you really saw the development of certain players.” The team will also get better with the summer development of players who will be featuring large on the roster this coming winter and in the future. “There are some really dynamic, good young players

coming up,” said Gallo. “There’s some great young players coming up, with guys like Tate Popple, Austin Herron, Matthew Benson. A lot of those guys were around and Adam Evanoff in net. There’s a lot of good young players coming through this organization that fans I think are going to enjoy seeing.” The summer will start with the WHL Bantam Draft taking place May 4 in Calgary. The Warriors, due to their great regular season, won’t pick until 15th overall that morning as they get a chance to select from the best 2002-born prospects from Western Canada and the western United States. One date that a few Warriors will be keeping their eyes is June 23-24, 2017. On those days in Chicago, some Warriors might be selected in the NHL draft. Top prospects include Brook (49th in North American skaters in the midterm rankings) and Halbgewachs (168th in North America). Also rated 15 Brayden Burke (187th) After that, the CHL import draft will take over although the Warriors may return both of their imports from this season – defenceman Dmitri Zaitsev and forward Yan Khomenko. The draft takes place June 27. From there, it won’t be long until the Warriors dust off the equipment and get ready for camp. That will be in late August, with the regular season starting in the third full week of September.



Moosgaw Arts & Gifts Aboriginal Arts and Giftware 220 Main Street N. 306.692-2455 Discover the First Nations culture through artwork and unique products. You can also experience the richness of native culture through Copper Jewellery, Pottery, Saskatoon Berry Champagne, Tea, Syrups and Jam. We also feature local artwork and photography. We also make dreamcatchers and jewellery. When in Moose Jaw be sure to pay us a visit.

Dirt Hills tour sights will delight visitors

Scope of view When the glaciers moved back north 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, immense chunks of ice and piles of dirt dropped onto the land surface. Those piles of dirt and the lakes formed by ice plunging into soggy soil dot North America. But the highest glacial push hills, as they are called, sit just south and east of Moose Jaw. These hills run from Avonlea’s Blue Hills west to the Cactus Hills near Briercrest and south to the Dirt Hills around Spring Valley. The Dirt Hills region is laced with interesting sights from the ridges hills to deep coulees and wildlife. The first ranches in the area started here in the 1880s and early1900s.

Frequent clumps of trees are witness to the early 1900s inflow of homesteaders to the Dirt Hills. The highest point in a line between the Cypress Hills and Ontario’s mountains was identified here by federal surveyors. On the south end, Oro Lake, nestled among the hills, was once a bustling summer playground. Some years ago, a few Dirt Hills residents, realizing the significance of the hills and understanding the connection of natural setting and culture, founded the Spring Valley and District Interpretive Centre with headquarters in the old Artesian School in the hamlet of Spring Valley. Members of the centre welcome and conduct guided tours of the Dirt Hills, explaining the features and history of the places. Visitors will view the 100-year-old Roman Catholic Church with its unique plaster Stations of the Cross. The tour includes panoramic views, Oro Lake and a visit to a buffalo jump and settler’s stone house. Be prepared for a full day. To arrange a tour call Elaine at 306-4752640.



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Boutiques and Other Finds

Shopping is just another aspect that gives the streets of Moose Jaw the strong character we can see all too well; with a trip all the way down Main Street North you may come across a handful of boutiques and independent shops, all shrouded by local eateries and restaurants for a bit of leisure in-between searching for material finds. Post Horizon Booksellers is a local treasure that has now been in business for nine consecutive years, catering to those in search of books for collections, memorabilia, or simply for standard reading purposes. Owner Nelson

Reid has supplied many with remarkable finds such as a Canadian Cookbook from the late 1800’s, the first printing of a journal of an exploration by a contemporary of Lewis and Clark, and many more. This local find can be discovered at 57 High Street West. Cranberry Rose located at 316 Main Street North opened its’ doors in 1996 within a grand historic house, and since has moved to the current location in 2007 which has since been restored to mimic the desired aspects of Old World Elegance, a description the shop fits quite well. Within Cranberry Rose you may come across elegant evening wear that ranges from the outspoken styles to the very casual, housing renowned designers such as Frank Lyman, Elena Wang, and Alison Sheri, to name a few. Gingerbread Square is another elegant boutique housed at 304 Main Street North offering the most sophisticated choices in modern women’s fashion, along

with a selection of gifts and accessories not commonly found in the average boutique. For the streetwear dressers, Main Street is home to a variety of independently-owned shops that offer popularized brand names and big labels, such as Clothes Encounter (237 Main Street North); the New Board Shop (318 Main Street North) that is home to streetwear, athletic gear and footwear; Rowan Clothing Co ( 11 River Street), sandwiched between two popular local restaurants; as well as Vintage Vinyl (132 Main Street North) that distributes rock memorabilia and clothing for the nostalgic. Visit all of these great shopping boutiques and there are more within the Town n’ Country Mall (1235 Main Street North) and among the winding streets of the city to meet your retail expectations. Seek and you will find!


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Dr. Chiasson is a licensed naturopathic doctor with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree. She opened her practice in January 2003 and has been at her Main Street location since 2012. Dr. Chiasson uses a biofeedback SCIO scan at each appointment to check the body for weaknesses in the organs and cells. Along with the scan and verbal consultation, she incorporates natural therapies including naturopathic and/or homeopathic products, detoxification as well as nutritional training. She also offers a cardiac assessment using the new Max Pulse device, bio-identical hormone testing and is offering I.V. therapy & vitamin injections. She uses acupuncture when needed and has a network of other natural healers that she recommends to her patients. Dr. Chiasson uses a biofeedback SCIO scan at each appointment to check the body for weaknesses in the organs and cells. Dr. Chiasson is offering I.V. Therapy as an important form of treatment and of preventive medicine. Giving nutrients

through an IV, your digestive system is bypassed, which allows for higher levels of nutrients to be delivered to your cells through the bloodstream. This is especially helpful for patients who require large doses of oral nutrients. IV therapy benefits range from reducing the severity of common cold and flu symptoms to chronic conditions such as cancer. IV Therapy is effective for: Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Infections, Asthma, Cardiovascular Disease, Migraines, PMS, Respiratory Problems, Seasonal Allergies, Hives, Hyperthyroidism, Muscle Spasms, Immune Support, Sports Enhancement, Anti-aging, Crohns, IBS and many more. By providing infused nutrients in a time of greater need, we can quickly restore optimum function and get the body back on track. You feel improved energy and well-being after treatment and over time a stronger, healthier everyday life. Vitamin C I.V. Therapy, if used at the proper dose, can neutralize and eliminate a wide range of toxins. High doses of Vitamin C are toxic to cancer cells if given intravenously.

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Grandma’s Gardening Tips

A vegetable garden takes a bit of planning to be fruitful.

My grandmother always had a prolific garden. Every spring, I would watch and observe what she planted, and where. I usually didn’t follow her schedule, though, and that’s where I made my mistake. I finally asked her how to get a beautiful vegetable garden like hers, and she gave me some tips: 1. Always start with good soil, and move things around from year to year. Add quality aged manure, every few years. 2. Watch for the moon. Basically, if it is waning, it’s time to plant root crops, like carrots and turnips. A waxing moon means it’s time

to seed things that grow above ground, like corn, beans and peas. 3. Not all plants get along. As a general rule of thumb (green or not), if it goes well together on your plate, it grows well together in the soil. Tomatoes, peppers, basil and onions can be cozy in rows, but keep them away from garlic and potatoes. Peas and carrots together are fine, but not corn and beans. 4. Marigolds should be planted somewhere. They don’t interfere with any veggies, and repel harmful insects. 5. Don’t plant anything before the long weekend in May. 6. Get rid of the weeds, and be sure to water enough. Rain water is best, so set up a barrel to collect the precious liquid. You can get more tips by asking a gardener, or by visiting the Old Farmer’s Almanac website. Search companion gardening. www.almanac. com Written by Gisele Perrault for Moose Jaw Express



Take the Country drive and “Meet Me in Mortlach” Mortlach Saskatoon Berry Festival Saturday July 8th, 2017 Everyone is welcome. 8 am pancake breakfast, 11 am parade Children’s activies, Saskatoon berry pie & ice Achievement of the Year Award cream, vendors, horse-drawn wagon, music all day. Don’t miss this Saskatchewan Tourism award winning event! We have so much to offer. $5 gate admission

Mortlach Museum 2nd Ave just 1\2 block off Rose St. 306-355-2268 The Museum’s collection honors the pioneers and early settlers who contributed to our community and the values we share today.

Mortlach Saskatoonberry Festival One of Saskatchewan’s much-loved celebrations, Mortlach Saskatoonberry Festival will again bring its unique berry-bursting flavour to Mortlach on July 8th, 2017. The day kicks off at 8:00 a.m. with a Pancake Breakfast, followed by the Parade at 11:00 a.m. You will be able to browse the day away or buy treasures from the many local artisan booths. Kids can enjoy activities at Vimy Park. For the more mature, Beer Gardens are open from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. to sip away while the day slips away…Dancing in the Hall from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. And of course, festival food pleases the serendipity all day long, but the day wouldn’t be complete without the finale, a piece of the much adulated and adored Saskatoon Pie and Ice Cream.



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Historical Wedding Cake Houses One wedding cake house still remains standing at 214 Oxford Street West, originally there were two wedding cake houses side-by-side known as the sister houses. The permit was obtained by Neil McMillian in 1906 for $35,000 to begin construction, the second matching house that used to stand next door burnt down in February of 2004. Little information is known about the sister houses. It is known there have been many owners and tenants occupying it throughout the years. The glassed-in verandah, that gives it the appearance of a wedding cake, was not always there. Many of the homes on that street were connected with well- known local families of that day. No connection can be made with the house at 214 Oxford Street West, but it is known that the neighboring one was the Munn’s house. James Munn was a local jeweler who lived in the wedding cake house for years. The homes were established during the land boom, partly fuelled in that area by the construction of Central Collegiate. In 1916 the houses and an adjacent 17 feet of land were worth $6,300 and later sold to well-known land dealer Havelock F. Lanks, who sold the property in 1921 for $8,300 to Timothy S. Donovan. Donovan mortgaged the property through The Great West Life Assurance Company for $5,200. In 1934 and 1935, Great West, following tax sales, were left with the two houses, placing the value of $5,000 on them. There was extensive damage done to the

Photo credit Lewis Rice and the Moose Jaw Public Library Archives.

second wedding cake house at 206 Oxford Street West as a result of a fire that started in the upper west suite on the second floor. The fire went up the wall into the top floor and spread into the attic. There was not much left of the top floor, but the suites on the main floor were not so bad. No one was injured in the fire. The building at the time was owned by Emelle Enterprises and John Sperounes. Damage was too extensive to be able to preserve this wedding cake house and it was later torn down, leaving its sister house still standing on the neighbouring lot. The remaining sister house is still being occupied by many tenants, filling this large historical six suite house. Pictures and newspaper articles on the sister houses can be found at the Moose Jaw Library in the archives department.



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Peanut Hills Campground Conviently located on the east side of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with easy access off the Number 1 Highway at Thatcher Drive East exit then left onto Lakeview Road.

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Chateau St. Michaels SENIOR’S RESIDENCE WITH A VIEW Are you looking for a senior’s residence in a quiet, picturesque location? Whether you can live on your own or need personal care, Chateau St. Michael’s is an excellent option for you to consider. Overlooking Wakamow Valley, there are three floors in the building and two unique sides: the east wing features Level I and II care and the west wing is for independent living. There are 93 rooms in total. All rooms on the care side are studio suites, while the independent side features both studios and some one bedroom suites. Independent suites feature private bathrooms and a small kitchenette, which includes cupboards, a sink, a microwave, and a mini fridge. The Care residents are provided with 24 hour care supervision and a registered nurse to administer shots and help with other medical needs. These units do not have a kitchen but there is one provided in a common area. Seniors decorate their suites with their own style and personal belongings. Once you move in, there are plenty of ways to stay busy and socialize with your fellow residents. There is an activity room with different activities daily, as well as varied exercise routines such as Brain Gym. Bands come in and perform weekly, bingo is played, and other activities are organized by our qualified recreation coordinator. During summer months residents enjoy BBQ’s, vegetable and flower gardening. There is also an opportunity to go shopping or run errands on the Chateau bus. Each

resident is provided with an emergency pendant in case they need immediate assistance. The staff can also assist residents with bathing and an esthetician comes in on a regular basis. Weekly laundry and housekeeping services are provided for those on the care side, while residents on the independent side have weekly housekeeping service and access to complementary laundry. If they choose not to do their own laundry, this service can be included for a small weekly fee. Three nutritional meals a day are provided for residents of both sides from our healthy and varied menu. Snacks are also available. The residence is located in the beautiful St. Anthony’s Home at 525 Seventh Ave. S.E. This heritage building is over 100 years old. The building itself overlooks Wakamow Valley, which makes it a scenic and peaceful location. The grounds were recently landscaped and more work is planned. This is a great location with lots of open green space with benches set up in different areas where residents can go and read or feed the birds. Being on top of the hill, there is a great view of the city and of Wakamow. Chateau St. Michael’s might just be the ideal place for you or your loved ones. Visit for more information or visit their Facebook page. Tours are available by calling 306-693-2323.

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Museums Can Teach and Entertain The Herbert CPR Train Station Museum is a restored 1908 heritage building containing railway artifacts, pioneer cottage, history books and a pioneer cottage display. “Faspa”, a traditional Mennonite afternoon lunch is served. The Morse Museum & Cultural Centre, housed in a brick 1912 schoolhouse, features a replica of a 1912 classroom, and authentic kitchen, living room and bedroom. You will learn about the pioneer era of the West. Hodgeville, Saskatchewan is home to the provincial flag. The town’s museum, Country Craft Shoppe and Homestead Museum is housed in a former hospital building, and features a homestead-style museum, a Hodgeville meteorite and clay village. There are also murals of animals native to the area. The Mossbank & District Museum is built around the former property of Frank and Mary Ambroz. It is a complex of five principal buildings, including a blacksmith shop and grounds featuring several smaller buildings and antique machinery. You can learn about the history of Gravelbourg and the surrounding area by visiting the Gravelbourg & District Museum. It includes the medical collection of Dr. Antoine Soucy, sketches and paintings by Charles Maillard and unique showpieces from the North West Mounted Police. The Assiniboia & District Museum showcases much of the heritage of Western Canada along a boardwalk that brings visitors back in time to 1912. It also houses a collection of vintage cars, a pictorial and photo archive and antique agricultural machinery. The Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum, located just south of Moose Jaw on the #2 highway allows visitors to wander through a restored historical village that houses many displays of authentic artifacts. The Notukeu Heritage Museum in Ponteix is home to archeological and paleontological collections. There are over 10, 000 early Plains Indians artifacts, weapons and tools, some dating more than 10,000 years. There are also fossils of a 75 million year old plesiosaur, a carnivorous underwater reptile, known as Mo, and discovered in the town. Museums can be places of inspiration for families and travelers. Southern Saskatchewan is home to many, each with a unique focus. Take a day trip, and learn about the rich history of this province. 2017



performing across North America A Tradition of Excellence is this year’s theme for the 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds, Canada’s iconic symbol of airborne excellence. That the Snowbirds’ air demonstration team is located at 15 Wing at Bushell Park south of Moose Jaw is a feather in the city’s cap and gives bragging rights about Moose Jaw being the Home of the Snowbirds. The Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds team is made up of CAF members and National Defence public service employees, as pilots in the air and maintenance and logistical support on the ground. This year’s commander is Lt.Col. Brad Wintrup of North York, Ont. and team lead is Major Patrick Gobeil of La Baie, Quebec. Chief Warrant Officer is Greg Fleet of North Bay and deputy commanding officer is Major Yanick Gregoire of Toronto. Standards officer is Capt. Philippe Roy of Gatineau and honorary colonel is Les Gould, formerly of Moose Jaw. All team members demonstrate a high level of skill, professionalism, teamwork, discipline and dedication in a pursuit of excellence that is often a recruitment tool into the Canadian Armed Forces. One of the highlights of this year for the team is participation in and recognition of events to celebrate Canada 150. At select locations for the team’s shows, flypasts and appearances, an aircraft bearing the Canada 150 paint scheme will be featured. Shows this year began in April and continue through to mid-October. Although the official schedule does not include a public show in Moose Jaw, it is expected some participation to take place during Sidewalk Days in early July. The schedule for early May included visits to Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Fort Lauderdale before mid-month stops in Montreal and Rochester, New York. May will conclude with stops in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Fort Erie, Ont., Windsor, Ont. and Whiteman, MO.

During June, the schedule will include: June 3-4, Duluth, MN.; June 10-11, Dundurn; June 14, Gaylord, MI.; June 16-17, North Bay; June 21, Walkerton; June 24-25, Bagotville, Que.; and June 28, Barrie, Ont. As always, the team will be featured in a Canada Day flypast over Parliament Hill in Ottawa as part of the July 1 celebrations. Other dates that month are: July 12, Shoal Lake; July 1416, Lethbridge; July 19, Grand Forks; July 2223, Fort St. John; and July 29-30, Springbank, Alta. August dates will take the Snowbirds to British Columbia, Aug. 5-6 at Quesnel; Aug. 9, Penticton; Aug. 12-13, Abbotsford; and Aug. 16, White Rock. Other dates are Aug. 19-20 in Edmonton; Aug. 26-27 in Greenwood, N.S.; and Aug. 30 in Brantford. Two days in Toronto will start September for the team with shows Sept. 2-4, followed by Sept. 5 in Whitby and Sept. 9-10 in Kingston. The Snowbirds move on to Bromont, Que. for Sept. 16 and then will participate in Battle of Britain ceremonies Sept. 17 in Ottawa. Other dates for September are Sept. 20 at Niagara-On-The-Lake; Sept. 22-23 in London; Sept. 24 at the Toronto Invictus Games; and Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Huntington Beach, Calif. The season will conclude Oct. 7-8 in San Francisco and Oct. 14-15 in Boise, Idaho.




The Cultural Gem of Saskatchewan

The Labyrinth for Peace was developed and installed in 2002.

Our Lady of the Assumption co-cathedral is one of the stops on the walking tour, where visitors will appreciate European-inspired architecture

Gravelbourg is located approximately 120 kilometers southwest of Moose Jaw. With a population of about 1100, it was established in 1906, by French Catholic clergy. They played an important part in the development of French settlements all over the province. The parish and the church provided a foundation for the growth of the Fransaskois community, working for the preservation of the French language, which it linked to the survival of the Catholic faith. The clergy was also instrumental in the development of institutions such as Collège Mathieu, the convent schools, public radio and various publications. The rich soil of the south-central region spawned a bountiful agricultural sector for this community. Prior to the Depression, Gravelbourg once had as many as nine grain elevators, attesting to the degree of prosperity in the community. Most were hit hard during the Depression and today, only one remains. Today, visitors can take a walking tour, which features twenty sites of historical significance, including Soucy House, the statue of Father Gravel, the Post Of-

fice building and the Renaissance Gaiety Theatre. There are over one hundred businesses in this bustling little town, including restaurants, shops, and places to stay. Golfers and swimmers can also enjoy nearby Thomson Lake, located 12 kilometers south, or the local green spaces. The town has a comprehensive website, where you can find more information about local events and attractions.

The Summer Solstice Festival is a popular annual event.




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In the Art of the City

Image by Bruce Anderson to be featured this year at the MJM&AG The City of Moose Jaw is very popular for its heritage and deep rooted prairie history that locals thrive to maintain on a daily basis. But one of the major characteristics of this historical city is the art it portrays—a melting pot of art that captures the friendly characteristics of the prairies. From walking through the historic downtown to venturing into different sections of the city, one will see several murals plastered on 100 year old buildings; canvases lining some shop windows and local business owners always showcasing and directing visitors and locals alike, to locally created art and collectible pieces, that tell tales of the prairies through the eyes of Moose Javians. Art is everywhere—even at the local recreational parks that creatively use trees

and other aspects of nature to create pieces that many enjoy. Art it seems, is apart of the DNA of this great city. For art lovers especially, Moose Jaw is the perfect place to learn about the history of Saskatchewan through various art forms. Who knows? You may also want to develop a talent of your own in artistry. One good place to start and explore art in its many facets is the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery (MJM&AG) which showcases many pieces through diverse exhibitions throughout the year. The MJM&AG, located on 461 Langdon Crescent, features a plethora of art exhibitions all year long. This year’s line up is equally as exciting as previous years as many Canadian artists and locals are set to be featured.



Some of the current and upcoming features & exhibitions are:


Current: Heather Cline’s, ‘Quiet Stories from Canadian Places— Canada 150’; Running to May 14 Audrey Dreaver, ‘No, I Do Not Speak Cree’; Running to May 7 John Kissick’s, ‘The Boom Bits’, Running to May 7 Upcoming Bruce Anderson’s ‘Drift’; May 25-August 17; opening Friday, May 26 at 7:30pm & Artist talk on Saturday, May 27 at 11:00am. Grant McConnell’s ‘Rogue Royal’; May 25-August 27; opening Friday, May 26 at 7:30pm & Artist talk on Saturday, May 27 at 11:00am. In the lobby: ‘Plains of Attraction’, Selections from the MJM&AG Permanent Collection

ART IN THE PARK Crescent Park also boasts some exciting features. In addition to its beautiful landscape and the perfect spot for a family day out; it also features unique art where trees are turned into lifelong pieces that also boost the park’s aesthetics. Trees that have grown old and had to be cut are instead used as a canvas for art.

A tree stump converted into an attractive art piece at Crescent Park.

The Crescent Park Tree committee sent a call-out to artists to apply for the creation of two works of art to be made from tree stumps. Artists Jim Niedermayer and Karlie King were selected and they transformed the aged stumps into pieces that are hard to miss as you take a stroll in the park. Jim Niedermayer, a chainsaw carver, took a cotton wood, 1920 tree and carved out some vines and a swan to reflect the culture of the city. While, mixed media visual artist, Karlie King used clay to lay ceramic sculptures. The sculptures were then layered with patterns and textures in an organic symmetrical pattern, designed to fit within the open areas of the tree.

Some of Laura’s work at the studio. The city also features many art shows that showcase local talents across the community. The stories of the Prairies are told with not only talent but passion, adoration and simply love for the Friendly City and prairie lands. Laura Hamilton is one of those artists who exhibits pure passion and love for the prairies, through her uniquely positioned figurative art. Her studio is located at 128 Blue Sage Street, Sunningdale area. With a signature touch—‘the girl in the paintings’, Hamilton paints girls across the Prairies who she says mostly reflect a significant aspect of her life. Painting for just under three years professionally, Hamilton paints strong, beautiful women at different stages of their lives; whether childhood, adolescence or simply maturing into adulthood, Hamilton captures the strength of girls and women.



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Nick's Place 50 Caribou St W

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Nick's Place 50 Caribou St W The Fusion Restaurant 622 Main St N

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Performer’s Café free and entertaining Festival of Words Performer’s Café is usually held at 23 Main Street North, an avenue to promote artistic integrity in the community. These free events have been running for a number of years with the intention of exposing emerging or previously established artists in Moose Jaw, often combined with professional headliners intended to act as artistic mentors for aspiring spoken word artists, poets, musicians and song writers, as well as storytellers and other formats of spoken/written word. Performer’s Café is a Greg Simison reads his non-judgemental forum free poetry during a Per- of discrimination, invites all levels of creativity and varying former’s Cafe.

ages and gender, and encourages an audience which will allow all people to participate in an event created to demonstrate appreciation for the arts. Sit down to an hour or two of poetry, compositions and spoken word for an idea of the varying cultures exuded by the residents of the Friendly City. The event itself is hosted on the last Thursday of each month, with headliners: singer/songwriters Monique Byers and Cathy Longstaff on Thursday, May 25th, poet Courtney Bates-Hardy on Thursday, June 29th, and singer/songwriter Brodie Moniker on Thursday, July 27th.


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Kids Meals include Fresh Cut Fries, Juice/Pop 11 Special (1 Wing/1 Strip)

Fish Dinner (1pc Cod)

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Cheesecake Bites Mini Chocolate Bars Deep Fried Banana


All meals come with Fresh cut Fries & Coleslaw (except Chicken Caesar Salad) Substitutions: Caesar Salad/Onion Rings/Soup Poutine/Sweet Potato Fries 22 Special (2 Wings/2 Strips) Wing Snack (6 Wings) Strip Snack (3 Strips) Kabob Basket (Chicken Breast Skewer) Chicken Caesar Salad (Grilled or Crispy Chicken) Loaded 44 (4 Wings/4 Strips) Wing Dinner (12 Wings) Strip Dinner (6 Strips) 4 Slider Meal (4 Chicken Sliders) Rib Dinner (Boneless Ribs) Fish Dinner (3 pcs Cod)


Vanilla, French Vanilla, Blackberry, Huckleberry, Grape, Tutti Fruitti, Cherry, Cherry Cheesecake, Kiwi, Raspberry, Raspberry Cream, Watermelon, Peach, Mango, Blueberry, Peach Mango, Blueberry Cheesecake, Lime, Banana, Banana Cream Pie, Strawberry, Strawberry Mango, Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Lime, Strawberry Kiwi, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate, Chocolate Strawberry, Chocolate Cherry, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Banana, German Chocolate, Chocolate Amaretto, Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Caramel, Caramel, Caramel Cheesecake, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Banana, Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana, Butterscotch, Orange, Orange Cream, Pistachio, Maple Nut, Hazelnut, Cappuccino, Coffee, Irish Cream, Espresso, Pink Lemonade, Pina Colada, Pineapple, Amaretto, Root Beer, Rum & Butter, Cinnamon, S’More, Crème Brulee, Egg Nog, Apple Pie, Marshmallow, Chocolate Marshmallow, Tiger Tiger, Black Licorice, Crème de Menthe, Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum, English Toffee Ice Cream Floats Strawberry Lemonade Ice Tea Jones/Dad’s Soda Soft Drinks Hot Chocolate Coffee/Tea Specialty Tea Milk Juice Boxes Apple/Orange Juice3 Bottled Water

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Manchurian Devil (Sweet & Sour & Hot)

Korean BBQ

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Sweet Southern Heat (Honey Mustard & Hot)


(Honey Garlic & Hot)


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Fire & Ice

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Roasted Ranch

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Sweet Tekki

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Electric Honey

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Hickory Dillory Dock (Honey Dill topped w/ Hickory Smoke)

Smokin’ Sizzle

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Cody Beach

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All Dressed

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(Creamy Garlic & Caribbean Jerk)

Buffalo Dill

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Wild Wild West

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Apple Bliss

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Yee Zee

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Red Hot & Blue

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Déjà Vu Café

Owners Brandon & Tammy Richardson purchased the restaurant in late 2009 and the business outgrew its old digs a couple years ago to their now location at 23 High Street East, right in the heart of downtown. Déjà Vu Café in Moose Jaw celebrated national exposure when it was featured on national television in April of 2013 on the Food Network’s program, You Gotta Eat Here. John Catucci, the host of the show said that they chose Déjà Vu Café because their research department found Dèja Vu and they discovered that it had amazing chicken wings and strips. “We wanted to showcase the Café,” said Catucci. More recently, the café has been featured Prairie Dinner 2014, TSN during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts held in Moose Jaw spring 2015; noting that the premise of the show features “taste adventures in unexpected places.” and Taste of Saskatchewan 2017.

“We have the Tunnels here, we have the spa, and now we can say we have a restaurant that has been featured on national TV. That is good for us and Moose Jaw,” Brandon said. Hopefully, it will bring more people here.” Déjà Vu Café is popular for the number of chicken wing flavours, and for the milkshakes. The restaurant boasts wings and strips with just about any sauce you can imagine and over 70+ flavours of milkshakes. An indulgence of deep fried banana is an excellent way to top off a “winging-it” foodie experience. The café is also licensed. Over 100 flavours. Voted best chicken and milkshakes 3 years running. Locally owned and operated, not a franchise. Huge supporter of the Moose Jaw community. In 2014 it grew out of it’s old digs and bought the building across the street (Dutch Bakery). For more information on Déjà Vu Café, visit



the PARK HOTEL The Park has seen many changes in its 25 year history and has just completed another one. A brand-new retail store inside the premises offers a wide variety of liquor, wine, coolers and, of course, ice cold beer, all priced competitively with the Liquor Board Store across the street. “We pride ourselves on quick in-and-out service, leaving you more time to celebrate!” says owner Larry Langlois. The bar is currently undergoing more changes, as well, having just completed brand new washrooms. The attention is now turning to creating a more fun upbeat environment. The new VLT gaming room with 12 VLT’s has now been completed for your gaming pleasure. An extensive food menu offers huge burgers, BIT nachos (Best in Town) and of course, a wide variety of wings on special Wednesday and Thursday nights. The Park also hosts fundraisers for ball teams, ser-

vice groups and individuals and families in need. For entertainment, there are great in-house tunes playing or an electronic digital jukebox with over 1 million songs for every taste! Weekends, a DJ spins all your favourites, as well as The Park offering “live” music several times a year. Langlois says that it is hard to describe his place. “There is such a variety of people and music that we see in here every day. It really is an every man’s (and woman’s) bar. We try to make sure that everyone has a good time!” The Park is open every day at 9:00 a.m. and closes at midnight on Sunday, 1:00 a.m. from Monday thru Thursday and hours extended to 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Drop in and see what’s going on, enjoy a good meal and a refreshing beverage. You can also phone to find out who is next in line to provide entertainment at 306-692-2321.

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WWW.FAMILYPIZZA.CA Reviews show visitors really enjoy Sukanen Ship Museum One of the best ways to find out what people think of a place is to read how visitors felt about it. The reviews of Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum online at range from glowing to okay with only one terrible review. The one terrible rating came from a visitor who arrived when the museum was closed and met a volunteer on site. The volunteer told him he had to come back next season. Most of the reviews are like the following samples: “Excellent area to walk and go back in time. So many machines and equipment. The buildings were true to the times they portrayed.” “Great museum of very early Saskatchewan. It is surprising what people invented in order to eke out a life.” “This museum was started by a bunch of people that wanted to preserve history and have succeeded. Many old buildings have been moved in and restored. Oodles of artifacts from days gone by.” “Was a great day out to go and see some of the demonstrations, a focus on grain farming, great to see the old way of doing farming. Food was good and not too pricy. The museum itself is very good, big focus on being authentic and showing you what it was like. Worth it even when it is not a special event.’ “I have been going to the Sukanen Ship Museum a couple of times a year since I was a young child. It’s very clear that this museum has a very active group of volunteers and staff. The museum and grounds are also well kept. The museum is big (by Saskatchewan standards anyway). The story behind Tom Sukanen and his ship is very unique. “The museum gets bigger and bigger

every year. The collection constantly grows and they have added several more buildings over the past few years including the childhood home of (Prime Minister) John Diefenbaker.” “I would recommend going the weekend of the threshing bee as they have a parade, tractor pull, threshing demonstration, blacksmith, and rope making.” “Bring your camera and explore the antique cars, farm machinery and various buildings inside and out. This place never disappoints and provides hours of enjoyment. “My family loves this place. My boys (two and five) always love coming and running around and checking things out. Very open area and you can go inside all the buildings! Tom Sukanen’s ship is the least interesting thing in my opinion so don’t let the name fool you. Give yourself a few hours to wander around especially if you like vintage tractors! So much other cool stuff too.” Attendance at the volunteer-operated musuem, located 13 km south of Moose Jaw on Highway Two, was up 30 per cent last year. Visitors need between 2.5 hours and three hours to view the place. The spring fling show and shine car show is set for June 4 and this year’s threshing bee will take place Sept. 9-10. The Halloween Haunted Museum event will be Oct. 21.

Not your average pub: Cask 82 If you are looking to chill in a charming atmosphere, the cozy and intimate pub at Cask 82 is just the place you should be. Located at 82 Manitoba St. W (situated below The Crushed Can Sportsbar and Nightclub), this unique establishment offers an above-average experience featuring Saskatchewan craft beers (Rebellion, Nokomis, Black Bridge, to name a few), specialized cocktails, and a growing whiskey and scotch collection. Of course, wine is fine, too, for those who enjoy a glass or bottle. Owned and operated by Alex Carleton, Cask 82 serves up a fantastic pub menu specializing in amazing appies, hand-cut steak, jerk chicken and a large dessert menu. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 4:00 p.m. to closing, this 110 year-old building houses this neat space revealing a lot of Moose Jaw’s history on the walls. It shows everything from the railroad tracks to the 110 year-old aged wood to the 27 doors flanked alongside the entry-way, bringing a sense of nostalgic ambience to the place. There’s an old beer bottle collection added into the design of the bar, stained glass from a Scotland castle on the wall and lots

of pictures of days-gone-by and prohibition. Nightly entertainment features live music on the weekends. Or if you would prefer, there are card and board games available to play, as well as dartboards on the wall for the avid players. Cask 82 hosts Ale & Table events such as their Sunday evening Cask and Canvas Nite for the discretionary artist who likes to dabble in the arts, have a drink or two and socialize. Tickets to attend these events can be purchased at . Another notable feature that casts this pub in such a favourable light is the fact that patrons can come out and enjoy their evening drinking without worrying about driving home. Cask 82 offers a limo service to escort persons back and forth free of cost. “It’s just a nice place to come and relax and have a good time,” says Carleton. “You can have a good time and we’ll make sure you get home safely.” To find out more about Cask 82 and keep up with all the happenings there, you can find them on Facebook or call them at (306) 694-4900.








Golf courses in Moose Jaw and region offer scope for all players Golfers in Moose Jaw and District have plenty of options to play the popular game. Indeed, if they wanted, they could play a different course every day of the week and still not play all of them. Courses range from challenging for veterans to less challenging for less- experienced players. Nine golf courses are located in the area, including three courses in the city. Oldest course in Moose Jaw, the 5,662yard Hillcrest Golf course on the northern edge features hard to play terrain — rolling hills, coulees and waterways along the Spring Creek. Provincial tournaments are frequently played at the 104-year-old Hillcrest course. Also located along the Spring Creek valley, Lynbrook Golf Course offers players two water obstacles, trees and rough Prairie grass on its 5,806 -yard par 71 fairways. Developed in the early 1900s, Lynbrook hosts many tournaments and social functions. The Deer Ridge executive course winds along the Moose Jaw River Valley over the water and around the sprawling river flats. The 2,985-yard par 57 course turned river area adjacent to the city into a scenic spot. The Harbour Golf Club and Resort, a championship course, lies along the

huge Lake Diefenbaker shoreline, next to a marina in a bay near Elbow. Players on the treed 6,405-yard course with a par 76 enjoy fairways imbued with the smell of fresh water, sand dunes and views of sail boats on the lake. The nine-hole Sageview Golf Course in the Palliser Regional Park at Riverhurst made the top 10 list for the Saskatchewan Automobile Association in 2014. Sageview offers cool scenery among sand dunes and Lake Diefenbaker, with up to 80 feet elevation change from tee to green. Another challenging nine-hole course, the Willow Bunch Golf Course, in a coulee near Willow Bunch where Sitting Bull and his fleeing tribes once camped, is a favourite for golfers. The Long Creek Golf Course at Avonlea puts golfers into a hidden spot along Long Creek coulee in the middle of farm country. The Long Creek course, 6,542 yards and par 72, attracts visitors from Regina, the province’s capital city. The Thomson Lake Golf Course near Lafleche, an oasis located in the middle of the Prairies, is nine holes but players often do 18 holes along the trees planted by park founders. The 6,012-yard par 72 Coronach Golf Course wends its way along the Prairie within sight of the major power plant. The lounge and pro shop are located in a heritage railway station.



Lynbrook Golf & Country Club

The Lynbrook Golf & Country Club, located in Moose Jaw, is one of Saskatchewan's oldest golf courses founded in the early 1900's. A true prairie course, The Lynbrook Golf & Country Club has almost 6000 yards of open, rolling fairways bordered by prairie grass roughs. This challenging course also offers small greens and water too. Men’s par is 71 at 5839 yards with a slope rating of 105, while the ladies par is 75 at 5572 yards with a slope rating of 117. This full service course also offers a

fully licensed dining restaurant, a fully stocked pro shop, with competent staff, driving rage and putting green. If you are looking to hone your skills, professional golf lessons can also be arranged. There are many member and nonmember tournament and events held at the Lynbrook, so for your next golfing adventure, stop and golf with us. Lynbrook Golf and Country Club 1525 4th Ave. NW. Moose Jaw, Sask 306 692 2838

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Hillcrest Golf Club ...SINCE 1913

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

outings, charity events or company functions. Just a short 35 minute drive west of Regina on the double lane Highway #1. We are located at the corner of Thatcher and Main St N, with easy access from the hwy for out of town visitors. Whether it is the back shop, kitchen or pro shop, our friendly and you with the treatment all our members are accustomed too. Our dedication to one is our main goal. Come experience golf the Hillcrest Way! Hillcrest Golf Club 1599 Main Street West Moose Jaw, Sask 306 693 1921 2017 MooseJaw


Harbor Golf Club & Resort

Harbor Golf Club & Resort takes great pride in knowing that their Customers are taken care of. Opened in 1988 to the public, this 18 hole championship course is situated on the bluffs overlooking the scenic Lake Diefenbaker at Elbow Harbor Recreational Site in Elbow, Saskatchewan. The Harbor Golf Club & Resort is fastly becoming one of Saskatchewan’s premier tourist attractions. Large greens that are well bunkered make it an exciting challenge to all levels of golf enthusiasts. Many golfers who have played here compare the amazing views to the famous Pebble Beach in California. The newly renovated Harbor Bar & Grill Restaurant prides itself on quality service and home cooked meals and the outdoor patio area has breathtaking views of the Elbow Harbor which is enjoyed by golfers, sailors and sightseers alike. The well-stocked Golf Shop has everything you need to enjoy your golf experience. Whether you are planning a wedding, reunion, cooperate meeting or company tournament, the facilities are able to accommodate large or small groups. For more information call 1.306.854.2300.







Miller Express chugging along for another season

Nothing beats a beautiful summer evening at the ballpark. Ross Wells Park is the place to go again this summer as the Moose Jaw Miller Express continue on with a 2017 baseball season with a high level of collegiate ball on the field and entertainment for the whole family off of it. “The kids can watch the game abut the kids can also get excited about what’s happening outside of the game,” said James Gallo, media director for the Western Major Baseball League team. “Baseball’s different where it’s not all about what’s happening on the field. It’s about what’s happening in the stands. I think as an organization we’ve realized that and the things we do, like the go-nuts-for-doughnuts, and the Booster Juice balls, the different promotions we have over the course of the game kind of gets kids and their parents doign something they wouldn’t be doing normally.” The season gets underway in the first week of June, with the home opener coming Friday, June 2 against the Weyburn Beavers. They finished last season with a 20-28 won-loss record, just short of the playoffs under longtime head coach Michael Hunt. Teams utilize players that are going to be playing intercollegiate baseball in the next spring or have played school ball. Some are Canadian but there are a lot of imports from across the United States that call Moose Jaw home for a couple of months in the

summer. After a long winter indoors watching hockey and basketball, in Moose Jaw, it’s also unique to watch a sporting event outside. “It’s not too often that you can go get a big bag of seeds and spit ‘em wherever you want and watch a baseball game,” Gallo said. “You’ve got to battle mosquitoes but we’re all on a level playing field when it comes to that.” When the off the field team looks to attract newer fans, they look to know their audience. “From where we were 10 years ago to where we are is quite different,” Gallo said. “We hadn’t done a lot of this stuff and you know, now people look forward to the doughnuts and they look forward to the different things we do because they’re fun. That’s what makes baseball fun.” Rosters are full of reasonably high level of players eager to improve their skills. “Usually we’ll get a lot of really good baseball players coming up, some guys that are maybe just wrapping up their baseball careers, sometimes guys have big league scouts looking at them,” Gallo said. “It’s a good opportunity for guys to keep playing baseball and it is very good baseball.” The season ends at the end of July with playoffs starting up after that. People interested in checking out the team this summer can go to


























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Aboriginal Heritage Celebrated in Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw is in Treaty 4 territory, which encompasses much of southern Saskatchewan, as well as parts of Manitoba and Alberta. Moose Jaw is proud of its Aboriginal roots. In fact, the city’s unique name comes from the Plains Cree language. Several events take place throughout the year to celebrate the area’s Aboriginal heritage. This includes the annual pow wow, which is held in Wakamow Valley every summer. This event draws dancers and singers from across the prairies and is always a popular event. It is free to attend and guests are encouraged to share in the day. February is Aboriginal Storytelling Month and a number of events are held throughout the province during this month. Fittingly, storytellers tour local schools in conjunction with the library. Here in Moose Jaw, a round dance is held on the first Saturday of the month. Reconciliation and the history of Treaty 4 land is incorporated into the public education system. To help facilitate this knowledge, tipi raisings take place at schools throughout the region during the year. And Caronport’s Briercrest College and Seminary also hosts Aboriginal Awareness Week each spring. Not a student but want to learn more

about Treaty 4 and reconciliation? In the past, the Moose Jaw Public Library has hosted blanket exercises and Cree language classes. In partnership with the local A.C.T./ U.C.T. (Associated Canadian Travelers/ United Commercial Travelers), community partners like the Moose Jaw Police Service partake in sweat lodges each summer. Sweat lodges are traditionally used for cleaning or purifying purposes but they also provide community leaders with a unique educational experience. Of course, National Aboriginal Day is celebrated on June 21 with a full day of activities at the Amphitheatre in Crescent Park. You will also find Aboriginal performers at Motif, the city’s annual multicultural festival. This year the festival will be held July 7-9 in Happy Valley Park. Be on the lookout for events happening throughout the year. You can find out more information by liking the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association’s (WACA) Facebook page



The Moose Jaw Public Library continues to offer a wide range of services

Interior rotunda’s beautiful design.

No matter your age or your interests, the library has what you are looking for. You can borrow an assortment of items, including books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, video games, and graphic novels. There is also a great selection of reference materials available. Digital resources include e-books and online databases. You can also take advantage of Hoopla, which allows for streaming TV shows, movies, music, or borrowing e-books and graphic novels. Looking to start a book club? The library has kits that can help you get started. Indeed, the library has a wealth of online resources, including Zinio (digital magazines with over 100 titles to choose from), PressReader (online newspapers from around the world and in multiple languages), and Lynda (a tool for studying new skills). The library also has a subscription to so you can get

started researching your family history. And, of course, the library offers public access computers and Internet. If you are really into research, you may want to visit the library’s archives, which contains thousands of news articles and photos from Moose Jaw’s past. But libraries are about more than resources and the Moose Jaw Public Library is no exception. Programs are held throughout the year that will appeal to toddlers, kids, teens, adults, and seniors. The library offers everything from baby lap time to the TD Summer Reading Club to handson activities to programs on health and nutrition. It is a great way to stay busy throughout the year. Additionally, the library offers meeting spaces for community groups and events. You can find all of this under the roof of a historic 100-year-old building nestled in the beauty of Crescent Park. Be sure to stop by the library today! Don’t have a library card? It is free to sign up! Visit or call 306-692-2787 for more information. Original 1913 windows above main door (and on second floor) were replaced in 1992 restoration.



Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds:

Livestock Shows, Functions, Burrowing Owl Centre and more… Located at 250 Thatcher Drive East, The Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds is home to numerous functions and agricultural events throughout the year. In 1884 as an Agricultural Society, The Moose Jaw Exhibition Company was established to operate the local Hometown Fair. In 1903, the Company was incorporated as a non-profit organization but has since become an on-going business enterprise offering a wide range of facilities and services. At the north end of the spacious grounds, the Golden Mile Arena and outdoor show rings house up to 25-30 horse shows a year, cattle and bull shows, dog agility training and shows, as well as many other events that will keep you entertained. If you are interested in dropping by to take in one of the scheduled events at the indoor/outdoor arenas, you will be pleased to know there is no admission fee, except for the annual bull show held each spring; drop by for the day or just a portion of it. Stabling and heated barns are also available for tenants with a number of horses presently boarding on site. Two Convention/Meeting facilities – the Convention Centre’s banquet facilities will accommodate small gatherings of about 100 people up to 1000, with on-site caterers. The Golden Nugget Center offers a more intimate setting with a seating capacity of up to 230 persons complete with a bar and dance floor. The grounds house the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC), home to the endangered burrowing owl species. Opening in 1997, SBOIC is dedicated to raising public awareness about the Canadian Prairie’s endangered species, specifically the Burrowing Owl and its habitat. Schools across the city and province visit the centre annually to view the resident owls and take an educational tour. The Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre will be open from May 22nd to September 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. seven days a week (even on holidays). For more information or to book a tour, please call SBOIC at 306-692-8710 or . Every summer, the Moose Jaw Hometown Fair brings days of excitement to the Friendly city. Families come out in droves to take in the rides and eat their way through fair offerings from mini donuts to corn on the cob. This event is a children’s playground of fun! Annually, the Moose Jaw Exhibition Company entertains over 90,000 visitors each year, who attend events and activities hosted on the grounds. If you are interested in more information or rental prices, visit the website at or call (306) 6922723. 2017


MOOSE JAW EXHIBITION COMPANY 2017 RENTAL EVENTS JUNE • Sask. Arabian Horse Assoc. (Golden Mile Arena): Thursday, June 1 – Sunday, June 4. • Canadian Blood Donor Clinic (Golden Nugget Centre): Tuesday, June 6. • Sask. Appaloosa Horse Club (Golden Mile Arena): Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18. • MJ Hometown Fair (Exhibition Grounds): Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25. JULY • Canadian Blood Donor Clinic (Golden Nugget Centre): Tuesday, July 4. • Sask. Quarter Horse Assoc. (Golden Mile Arena): Wednesday, July 5 – Sunday, July 9. • SGBA Summer Extravaganza Goat Show (Golden Mile Arena): Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30. AUGUST • Sask. Cutting Horse Assoc. (Golden Mile Arena): Thursday, August 3 – Sunday, August 6. • Canadian Blood Donor Clinic (Golden Nugget Centre): Tuesday, August 8. • Coteau Range Versatility Ranch Horse (Golden Mile Arena): Friday, August 11 – Sunday, August 13. • Sask. Gypsy Vanner Society (Golden Mile Arena): Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20. • Regina District Dressage Assoc. (Golden Mile Arena): Friday, August 25 – Sunday, August 27. SEPTEMBER • Canadian Blood Donor Clinic (Golden Nugget Centre): Tuesday, September 5. • Sask. Arabian Horse Assoc. (Golden Mile Arena): Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10. • Scrappin’ with T (Convention Centre): Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10. • Canadian Ranch Roping Finals (Golden Mile

Arena): Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17. • Sask. Riding Club Assoc. (Golden Mile Arena): Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24. • Multiple Miracles Sale (Convention Centre North): Saturday, September 23. • TLC Art & Craft Fair (Convention Centre): Friday, September 29 & Saturday, September 30. • Sask Horse Federation Provincials (Golden Mile Arena): Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1. OCTOBER • Canadian Blood Donor Clinic (Golden Nugget Centre): Tuesday, October 3. • Sask. Appaloosa Horse Club (Golden Mile Arena): Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8. • Sask. Cowboy Dressage (Golden Mile Arena): Thursday, March 12 – Sunday, March 15. • Sask. Reining Horse Assoc. (Golden Mile Arena): Wednesday, October 18 – Sunday, October 22. • Whistlestop Christmas Craft Sale (Convention Centre): Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28. • MJ Dog Club (Golden Mile Arena): Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29. NOVEMBER • Burrowing Owl Fundraiser (Convention Centre South): Saturday, November 4. • Canadian Blood Donor Clinic (Golden Nugget Centre): Tuesday, November 7. • Grasslands Hunter/Jumper Assoc. (Golden Mile Arena): Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12. DECEMBER • Canadian Blood Donor Clinic (Golden Nugget Centre): Tuesday, December 5. • Canadian Blood Donor Clinic (Golden Nugget Centre): Tuesday, December 26.

Hall of Fame accepting nominations for 2017

Larry Graham, President of the Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame revealed the concept for the Hall of Fame mural in 2015.

The Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame has come a long way in their first three years. The hall had their first induction in November, 2015, their second one in November 2016 and are looking to around that time this year to complete their third induction. First things first though – getting a list of nominees to induct. Nominations were extended to April 30,” said Larry Graham, pres-

ident of the hall of fame. “I think it’s been pretty good”. he said. “Once we create some more momentum with another induction and another announcement this fall and then another event... I think it just gets the word out better for us every year.” In 2015, they inducted hockey’s Clark Gillies, swimmer Mike Mintenko, multi sport para-athlete Lisa Franks, wrestler Justin Abdou, football player Scott Schultz and the 1985 Moose Jaw Generals senior hockey team. The 2016 year saw them put in football players Dylan Barker, John Konihowski and Lorne Richardson, as well as Olympic wrestler Terry Paice, Olympic speed skater Shelley Rhead Skarvan and curling coach Merv Fonger. Telling people that they’re hall of famers is never a bad experience. “Our first year we couldn’t have asked for a better event,” said Graham. “It was really well supported by all the inductees, their families

and their friends. I think we sold out our venue. Then, a different set of inductees, a different mix but again everybody that we’ve inducted has just been real pleased and really honoured to be inducted into the hall. And that says something because a lot of these people are inducted into other halls of fame in their careers.” Physically, the hall is located at Mosaic Place, on the level between the ground floor and the entry way for the arena seating. At last year’s induction dinner, there was memorabilia located for people to look at. Graham has been happy with the sponsors in the business community every year and as well with the Moose Jaw Police Association, which has been the title sponsor since the first induction. This summer, the committee will whittle down the list of nominees, contact the selected athletes and coaches and have an announcement in mid-September.

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Architect Richard Bunyard Behind Many Beautiful Heritage Buildings in Moose Jaw Moose Jaw is renowned for its many beautiful heritage buildings and the city would just not be the same if it weren’t for Richard Geoffrey Bunyard, the architect behind many of the city’s old buildings. Bunyard was born and educated in England before coming to Canada in 1902. By 1906 he opened the first architectural firm in Moose Jaw, where he became one of southern Saskatchewan’s most prominent architects. Bunyard designed dozens of buildings in the city over the next 20-plus years. He also designed buildings in Belle Plaine, Tuxford, Outlook, Saskatoon, and Regina. Some of Bunyard’s buildings still stand today, including the Bellamy Block, the Elk (Sun) Block — formerly the Dominion Lands Office and now home to the Tunnels of Moose Jaw — Prince Arthur School, and the Grant Hall Hotel. Bunyard also designed the chapel at Moose Jaw Cemetery, which is where many of the city’s prominent early residents are buried. The chapel features a sophisticated ventilation system that keeps the basement dry. Unfortunately, some of Bunyard’s buildings have since been destroyed. Bunyard was a founding member of the Association of Architects and served as its president for two terms. In later years, he studied painting under Group of Seven member F.H. Varley. He died in Sidney, B.C. in 1973. He certainly

left an indelible impression on the city’s identity that is still felt today. Of course, there are many more beautiful heritage buildings and homes within the Friendly City. This list includes the Moose Jaw Public Library, City Hall, Hopkins Dining Parlour, the Natatorium, and Zion United Church. Want to know more about Moose Jaw’s heritage buildings? The city’s Heritage Advisory Committee maintains a website that lists many current and former heritage buildings within the city. Each listing features photos and information on the heritage value of each property. The list is hosted on the city’s official website. To visit the site, simply go to www. On the left-hand side is a column that says “Quick Links.” There you will find the “Heritage Advisory Committee” link. Clicking on that will launch a new column with the names of featured properties. Use it to create your own tour of Moose Jaw’s heritage buildings!



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Claybank Brick Plant, Briercrest Museum offer a cool day trip A day in Briercrest and the Claybank Brick Plant, 35 minutes southeast of Moose Jaw can help you unwind from the hustle of life. Located in a former school, Briercrest and District Museum has theme rooms with various displays. Unique among them is Anderson’s Ice Cream Parlour displaying wired back chairs used for these parlours. You might even find an ice cream cone. Themes include general store, doctor’s office and a room to view films and videos. One room shows a collection of old farm tools. Briercrest’s most famous resident, poet Edna Jacques, is recognized. Her tiny house was moved next to the museum. From a humble rural beginning publishing poems in a local newspaper, the diminutive Jacques gained worldwide attention for her down-to-earth writings. Jacques became a fixture on the North American speakers’ circuit, inspiring women. Her best-known poem, In Flanders Now, was a response to In Flanders Fields. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday from June to September, or by appointment. Call 306-799-4951. Twenty minutes down the road from Briercrest, the Claybank Brick Plant

shows early 20th century industry. Clay deposits discovered at the foot of the Blue Hills in 1886 became the source for a brick plant in 1913. See how the raw clay was formed into bricks and baked into pieces used to adorn buildings or withstand the heat of steam boiler engines and space rockets. Most of the plant is in working order as it was when closed in 1971. The Claybank Brick Plant Historical Society hopes to resume regular production one day. Take a self-guided tour from the Bunkhouse Cafe and examine the process, or take a guided tour. Walk down to the nearby Massold canyons where the clay was excavated. See wildlife, flowers and natural scenery as a bonus. The site, at the foot of the scenic Blue Hills, is open from the May long weekend to Labour Day. The historical society hosts Heritage Day on the last Sunday in June with running machinery demonstrations, jigger rides on the spur rail line, entertainment and Saskatoon pie. To go: Take Highway One east of Moose Jaw to Highway 39, turn right on Highway 339 to Briercrest. Continue on 339 to Claybank.



Bird watching hobby finds Moose Jaw and area full of creatures Bird watchers in Moose Jaw and district know they live among many winged species, with opportunities to view them in natural habitat. Moose Jaw itself developed the Wakamow Valley urban park for people’s enjoyment. The area along the river is home to numerous bird species. Sightings of 393 different bird species have been recorded in the park, extending from the hills on the river’s east side to flat Prairie south of the valley. Experienced birders say the best viewing times are from sunrise to 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. The Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre on the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds houses captive endangerd burrowing owls with public viewing seven days a week from May to September. The fuzzy little birds are offspring of injured burrowing owls brought to the centre. The Chaplin Nature Centre located in a Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve is site of mass bird migrations north and south. Migrating birds stop over for a week to fuel up for the gruelling flight north in May or in August for the winged

voyage to the warm South. Not only is Chaplin Lake a migratory bird campout with literally tens of thousands of birds, the lake is habitat for shorebirds: endangered piping plover, willet, Wilson phalarope and colourful American avocet. Visitors will see how mining of sodium sulphate assists with the bird habitat. For more information contact or call 1-306-395-2770. Songbirds, waterfowl and bison are on view at Buffalo Pound Lake Provincial Park, 25 minutes north of Moose Jaw. Two walking trails allow great bird watching that includes a trail with houses for mountain blue birds. Birdwatchers taking Highway Two South to Mossbank can walk the 1.5 kilometre Old Wives Lake Birding Trail to see lark bunting, egrets, piping plover, herons and pelicans among others. Horse Shoe Lake, an alkali lake owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, offers viewing of shorebirds and prairie songbirds. The lake, located about 75 kms southeast of Moose Jaw, was once home to a sodium sulphate plant.



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Convention Facilities The MJ Ex Co has several different options for your event, the buildings ranging in capacity from 230 – 1000 people. Please contact the MJ Ex Co Office for more information. MJ Hometown Fair One of the City’s largest events, this year’s dates June 23, 24 and 25, with the Parade down Main Street June 22. Non-stop entertainment for all ages! Equine Facilities Permanent and temporary stabling available. Newly upgraded Arena with almost all weekend shows free to the public.

Burrowing Owl Centre The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre was created to help promote conservation of the burrowing owl and its native prairie habitat through education, eco-tourism and stewardship. SBOIC is a non-profit organization, run by the MJ Ex Co, and relies entirely on grants and donations to operate. Call 306-692-8710 for hours For event listings, updates and information, please visit our website and “like” us on Facebook!

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Assiniboia’s things to do will offer a day of enjoyment The Town of Assiniboia has an agricultural base but visitors on a day trip to this South Country location will find an interesting community. The Shurniak Art Gallery, just off Main Street, is an unexpected highlight. The gallery was built by international business executive Bill Shurniak in recognition of the place where his worldwide banking career started. The structure houses hundreds of pieces of art work Shurniak collected during his career in the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. Part of the display changes periodically to let his entire collection be on view. For over 40 years, Shurniak collected mostly works by up-and-coming artists. Many have since achieved fame. Names of gallery rooms reflect names of local towns and municipalities. Having toured the gallery, visitors can have lunch or snacks at the Eatery in the gallery or dine at one of the other eight restaurants in town. The afternoon can be spent viewing the Safari Collection and the Assiniboia and District Museum. Located on the west side of town, this museum offers a glimpse into how local people lived in the early days of settlement. Photos tell part of the story. Exhibits designed to portray certain aspects of history range from a typical pioneer home, an early drug store section, general store to a display devoted to the military and local service in the wars. For car lovers, the display has part of the Farquhar collection with 17 vehicles built between 1916 to 1974.

One of cars is a rare German-made amphibious four-wheel drive. The Schwimmwagens were built between 1941 and 1944. Only 189 of the 15,584 cars made survive. The Prentice Safari Collection, maintained by the museum, consists of mounted African wildlife from antelope to lions, hunted by the late Wilf Prentice on his many safaris. Prentice, a local inventor, farmer and hotel owner, donated the collection to the town on his death. The museum is open seven days a week in July and August, or by appointment. Call 306-642-5353. The Shurniak Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday. To go: take Highway Two south of Moose Jaw through the scenic Missouri Coteau Hills for 100 km. To view the hills from on high stop at the scenic viewpoint at the foot of the Coteau Hills.




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