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Editor’s Note Welcome to the 2018 Explore Moose Jaw Magazine It seems every year, the magazine gets bigger and better! We are happy to publish this for you, city-dwellers and visitors alike. It’s a labour of love and the information is invaluable to those who are eager to explore Moose Jaw, our region and province. Moose Jaw is a destination city with lots to see and do, a lot of history and heritage to get to know and a community of friendly people to meet. Undoubtedly, you will be pleasantly surprised with the wide range of activities available to fill your time here. And for those that live within city limits, maybe there are a few new ideas to pursue in your recreational time. From outings that cost little to those with an admission cost, there is something for everyone. Moose Jaw’s Crescent Park downtown and Wakamow Valley will satiate your need for a stroll in a beautiful green space. For those that may not know, Moose Jaw has a reputation for being a shopping mecca for women with a number of beautiful boutiques downtown to buy just the right outfit or accessory. From trendy new restaurants to down-home style, food and libations will fill your desire for something to eat on almost every block in the heart of the city. For fine dining, don’t miss out on making a reservation at the exquisite Grant Hall Dining Room. Its grandeur will impress you! I must mention that if you love pampering, Moose Jaw is home to a number of wonderful spas that will keep you coming back for more. Sahara Spa and Temple Gardens are some of the finest and offer a wide range of treatments. Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa also has a geothermal mineral pool on the 4th floor for anyone who wishes to take a dip in the healing waters with an admission cost for those not staying at the resort. It is named one of the world’s top 10 Spas for Mineral Springs. You never know when you may pass this way again so seize the day and do the things that make your heart glad. Come back soon!
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4. Editor’s Note 5-6. What’s Inside? 6. Visit The Little Chicago Bus on Fairford 7. Visitor’s Information 8. From the Mayor’s Desk: Message from Mayor Tolmie 9. Let 2018 Be A Year Of Renewed Hope, Success And Faith In Who We Are! 11. Enjoy Step-On Tours With Johnson Tour Guide Service 12. Snowbirds Flying High In 2018 Season 13. Summer Car Shows Bring Out The Best In Vintage 14. Moose Jaw Hosts Numerous Charity Walks Annually 17. Festival Of Words 18. Fresh Saskatchewan Produce Available Weekly At Langdon Farmer’s Market 19. Professional Bull Riders Will Be Kicking Up The Dust At Mosaic Place: June 9th – 7pm 20-21. Moose Jaw Downtown Map & Murals 22. River Street: The Original Moose Jaw Heartbeat 23. Legendary Gangster Carries Moose Jaw Connections 24. The Historic Mae Wilson Theatre 25. Moose Jaw Cultural Center 28. Rubarb Productions Inc. 29. Visit Moose Jaw: Canada’s Friendly City! 31. Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery (MJM&AG) 32. ParkArt 2018 34-35. Downtown Moose Jaw’s Hidden Treasures: Looking Through Stained Glass 37. Moose Jaw WDM Features Transportation 40. Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds: Livestock Shows, Functions, Burrowing Owl Centre And More… 41. Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Center 42. Escape The Heat 43. Wakamow Valley Offers True Wilderness In An Urban Environment 44. Crescent Park: A True Sight To See And The Place To Be 45. Yara Community Gardens’ Farmer’s Markets 47. WACA Cultivates Community Relationships 48. Come To Moose Jaw And Celebrate Christmas In October 49. Ship On The Prairie – And Much More – At Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village 52. Moostletoe Artist Studio Tour 53. Get Your ‘Furry Fix’ At The Free To Be Me Animal Sanctuary 54. Storytelling With Gerry Stonechild 55. Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Expansion Will Open Up Opportunities For City 58. The Annual PRISM Awards Celebrates Women In The Community 59. Service Clubs 67. The Salvation Army In Moose Jaw 68. T-Rex Discovery Centre Just One Part Of Eastend Attractions 68. Twin Lakes Ranch Ministries Just Minutes Out of Town 69. Avonlea Badlands: Hidden Gem 30 Minutes From Moose Jaw 70. A Vacation For Your Palate 71-77. Restaurants 78. Saskatchewan RUSH Lacrosse Team One To Be Reckoned With 79. 55+ Games Expected To Be A Highlight Of The Summer CONTINUES ON PAGE 6...
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The Little Chicago vintage bus, located in downtown Moose Jaw at 44 Fairford Street W, is the place to drop by to pick up this year’s Explore Moose Jaw magazine so you can get the lowdown on things to do in Moose Jaw and around the region. The information booth hours are scheduled from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily, from May 18th to September 4th with information
hosts that are happy to share stories and give you a friendly introduction to Moose Jaw and area. The team at the Moose Jaw Express have developed a new Pocket Map and a full-line of Promotional Products that are available, as well as business information from supporting partners of the Explore Moose Jaw publication. Wait ‘til you see the cool products that not only visitors will enjoy, but
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Moose Javians will want them, too. For those visitors that plan to overnite stay in Moose Jaw and drop by the bus, xa gift bag is available with discount coupons, etc. As well, many businesses will have their business rack cards and flyers available on the bus, for tourists and guests to our city. Get your photos and selfies by the bus with picture cut-outs for Fun Memorable Moose Jaw Photo Moments. As well, right next door at the Moose Jaw Express, an archive of interesting photos of Moose Jaw is held in the basement for those interested. Working with visitmoosejaw. ca, we want visitors to know that they are welcome here in Moose Jaw to stop and visit for the day, weekend or longer. It’s going to be a fun summer and we are looking forward to seeing you soon!
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From the Mayor’s desk
MESSAGE FROM MAYOR TOLMIE MESSAGE FROM MAYOR TOLMIE On On behalf of the citizens of Moose Jaw and members of City of Council, I extend a warm and sincere invitation to you and your Cityfamily to visit our Friendly City. warm welcome. Moose Jaw is known throughout North America as the home of Royal Canadian Air Force pilot training and the CF Snowbirds. Onour Moose July 15, 2018 the 15 Wing Fellowship, supported by 15tunnels. Wing historic Moose Jaw, will host their annual Car Show which will be open to W the public. For the first time, the event will also includerestaurants a perforthatmance by the CF Snowbirds! Check Jaw is a popular out Moose our website at ww tourist destination city with fascinating attractions such as the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, the famous Moose unsurpassed, Al Capone Tunnels, Casino Moose Jaw, Trolley Tours, Western so Development Museum, Murals, and top performances at the Maeare in Wilson Performing Arts y.. Theatre. Summer in Moose Jaw is always bustling with activities for tourists and residents such as Sidewalk Days, Park Art, the Motif Sincerely, Multicultural Festival, Farmers’ Markets, various events in Crescent Park and so much more. Fraser Tolmie
Fraser The world’s largest moose, Mac, can be seenTolmie from Highway #1 and marks the location of our Tourist Information Mayor Centre. Be sure to stop by to find out more information about our exciting summer events and attractions or visit their website at www.tourismmoosejaw.ca for a complete list of upcoming events. I welcome you to experience all that our Friendly City has to offer this summer – enjoy your stay! 8 2018 Moose Jaw Magazine.com
Let 2018 be a year of renewed hope, success and faith in who we are! Moose Jaw is a better place and has a better future can be made. We need to go from being critical and because of who we are! What we witnessed our peo- focusing solely on criticism to being constructive. ple achieve during last year has validated my con- We need to go from making things personal to takviction that Moose Jaw’s potential, has, and always ing issues to a professional level so our community will be, in its people. can benefit as a whole. We will strive to improve on Last year we celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday, the the challenges we faced, and to make them lessons list of achievements by our community surpass what learned. I have noted below. Moose Jaw has a fundamental role to play in the fuThe year started off by the nationally televised ture success of the Province of Saskatchewan. The Rogers Hometown Hockey being held in down- world relies on Saskatchewan and the Moose Jaw town Moose Jaw. The globally televised Miss Uni- area as a place of natural resources and agriculture verse contest showcased Moose Jaw when Sierra abundance. We are a global trading partner and we Bearchell was shortlisted as one of the top ten final- have a role to play as a regional leader. ists. The 2017 Special Olympic Provincial Summer Water is a key to our success. It is a fundamental games were held in Moose Jaw for the first time in resource that is needed for this city to sustain itself over 40 years. Moose Jaw was featured as a desti- and grow. We can lead the conversation regarding nation in the Amazing Race. Superstore featured a water security, taking this region from going from commercial with Mac the Moose (the largest Moose drought to flood cycles, to a strong, reliable agriculin the world) and Canadian Olympic Sprinter An- ture, value-added business economy in the future. dre DeGrasse. The community collectively won the We are making a strong case to the Province that nationally televised Country Music Television One Moose Jaw is the right place to invest despite the Horse Town competition through a nation-wide Fa- challenges of the Provincial Budget that directly cebook competition beating out 26 other cities from impacted Moose Jaw by removing funding equal across Canada. Our water was named the best in the to a 16% tax increase. The city made tough deciwest at the annual Western Water Conference, and sions under these challenges and increased funding the online travel company Expedia rated our down- towards capital projects ten times what it was three town #3 in their list of coolest downtowns in all of years ago. Canada. This level of investment activity is also attracting What does it take to overcome? What does it take the attention of investors who are now taking a serito be a winner? What does Onit take to make the world ous look at investing in Moose Jaw. Businesses out- of we live in better? side of city limits are taking notice. City courage to face the The new Town ‘N Country mall owners are looking warm Courage! Courage to overcome, challenges of the day, and courage to challenge what to bring that property back to life, and the Civic Cenwelcome. has been the status quo. Courage is a choice. Moose tre Plaza is nearing its final phase of construction Jaw has a choice, not about what kind of a city we while at the same time local businesses are looking our Moose were 30 years ago, but what kind of a city we will to grow and expand. They are recognizing Moose historic tunnels. be for the next 30 years. Wise people look at the Jaw’s competitive advantage. We want our business past, and ask, “How does it influence tomorrow?” sector - including Moose Jaw’s downtown district W restaurants In 1911 Moose Jaw was the Railway Center of Sas- – to be as vibrant and as productive as they can be. katchewan and Robin that Hood Mills was the largest The spirit of determination and optimism is Check still in Western Canada. Moose Jaw was the first city in alive and well in the city of Moose Jaw. It is a betat ww Canada to go all dieselout or gasour with website its bus fleet, and ter place because of the people who choose to live, for the longest time Moose Jaw was considered to be work and raise their families here. May 2018 be a Moose unsurpassed, the Band Capital of North America. year of renewed hope, success and faith in who we are Moose Jaw’s history is so filled with a spirit of determi- are! . nation and optimism. What were the dreams of those in y. who went before us and what were their hopes for Moose Jaw’s future? This past year was filled with great accomplishments but that cannot and will not Sincerely, be the pinnacle of our City’s success. Do we have lessons from this past year that can be learned from? As difficult as it may be to admit, the answer is yes! We have to challenge ourselves. We Mayor need to step out of our comfort zones so progress
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Enjoy Step-On Tours with Johnson Tour Guide Service
Gord Johnson enjoys sharing stories about some well-known astronauts like current Governor General of Canada Julie Payette and well-known Chris Hadfield who took training here at 15 Wing, Moose Jaw. Gord Johnson is a passionate and enthusiastic tour guide and will make sure that your trip to Moose Jaw is memorable, as you take in the history, heritage and culture here. Johnson Tour Guide Service provides various services for tourists visiting Moose Jaw and area; even groups as small as three or four individuals are encouraged to call for a tour if interested. In his friendly and knowledgeable way, Johnson is more than enthusiastic to introduce you to some of the more notable sights right here in Moose Jaw or even beyond, coloured by interesting stories to bring local history to life. With 20 years experience as a tourist ambassador, he offers various services like a Guided Step-On Bus Tours in and around the city, a Walking Tour of Downtown Moose Jaw, Group Itinerary Planning and services
as requested. He also includes presentations of Moose Jaw and area. On the Step-On Bus Tour s,you can visit Moose Jaw’s historic murals, see historical heritage buildings, listen to entertaining tales of Moose Jaw’s colourful past, visit Wakamow Valley and do a must-stop at 15-Wing, home to Canada’s beloved Snowbirds Arial Acrobatic Team. You may even get to see them on the tarmac getting ready for takeoff. A group rate for a 1.5 hour bus tour is $75. Gratuities are accepted if individuals are happy with the tour. Johnson also shows off Moose Jaw’s Historic Cultural Centre downtown, providing a detailed history of the building that dates back to the early 1900s. It is one of Moose Jaw’s finer jewels. Prearranged group tours for this are $3pp. Guided Tours are also being offered beyond Moose Jaw to Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site, Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum, Gravelbourg, Chaplin and Regina. Other out of town excursions area available on request. For more information visit http://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/where-to-stay/meetings-and-conventions/100331/johnson-tour-guide-service . Johnson Tour Guide Service can be reached at 306.692.007; by fax 306.694.5869 or at email@example.com .
A little about Gord…
Gord was presented with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his dedication to tourism in 2002 and received the Ambassador Award for Tourism Services from the Sask. Tourism Educational Council in 2003. In June 2003, Johnson had the honour of tour-guiding Prince Edward when he visited Moose Jaw on it’s 100th birthday. He is highly respected and recognized for his contributions in making sure visitors know the wealth of community, culture, history and heritage we have here.
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Snowbirds flying high in 2018 season
“A Tradition of Military Aviation Excellence” Mountain House and Whitecourt will round is the theme of the 48th season of the 431 Air out July. Lumsden-Morse Constituency Demonstration Squadron, The Snowbirds. Prior toMLA the Abbotsford Air Show on Aug. 10That tradition of Saskatchewan’s excellence willagriculture be front and the Snowbirds be ingrowth, Venderhoof industry12, remains a vital forcewill - driving creatingfor andinboosting in Saskatchewan and across show, Canada.Snowcentre in close to 60opportunity appearances Canadainnovation Aug. 4-5. After the Abbotsford and The United States during the 2018 show birds will be in Atlantic City, New Jersey for season. Acknowledgement will also be given Aug. 22; Summerside, P.E.I for Aug. 25-26; to the 60th anniversary of the North American and in Brantford, Ont. for Aug. 29. Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD). September’s dates include the Canadian Nalumsdenmorse.firstname.lastname@example.org The squadron, based at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, tional Exhibition, Sept. 1-3 in Toronto; Sept. is led by Lt.-Col. Mike French, the new com- 4, Whitby, Ont.; Sept. 8-9, Mont-Joli, Que.; manding officer. The team’s honorary colonel Sept. 15, Gatineau, Que.; Sept. 16 in Ottawa is Les Gould, formerly of Moose Jaw; Chief for the Battle of Britain commemoration; Warrant Officer is Greg Fleet of North Bay. Sept. 19, Fort Erie, Ont.; Sept. 22-23, NAS The official show season began May 5. Oceana, Virginia; and Sept. 29-30, Hillsboro, June dates will take the Snowbirds to CFB Oregon. Borden, Ont., Niagara Falls, New York; St. Fort Worth, Texas will be visited Oct. 13-14 Thomas and Wasaga Beach in Ontario; and before the Snowbirds return home for an Oct. Chambly, Que. 19 show at 15 Wing for family and friends. The traditional visit to Ottawa for Canada Day on July 1 will be followed by a visit to Southport, Portage, Man. for July 7-8; Flin Flon on July 11; and Regina, July 14. The team will return for a full performance on Sunday, July 15 at 15 Wing as part of the fifth annual Highway to Heroes car show and concert sponsored by the 15 Wing Fellowship. The show will take place around 3 p.m. Doors for the car show open at 9 a.m. for show cars and 11 a.m. for the public. Alberta dates in Camrose, Cold Lake, Rocky
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Summer Car Shows bring out the best in vintage
Ever since Henry Ford built his first Model A, North Americans have had a love affair with the automobile. Every year auto lovers take part in a whole pile of “auto love-ins” better known as car show and shines. Owners proudly display their collected and restored vehicles. People love to see the old styles and designs or recall their first cars whether they are from Henry Ford era or the muscle cars of the 1960s. Moose Jaw has grown over the years with a number of car shows. One of newest and largest is the Highway to Heroes Car Show and Concert at the 15 Wing military base. This year’s show is expected to draw up to 500 vehicles from across the province and from across the spectrum of models and years.
Held on the base tarmac on July 15, this year’s show includes static aircraft displays from the RCAF and two special attractions. The renowned Snowbirds aerial demonstration team will perform a show in the afternoon and Canada’s crack military parachute team, the Sky Hawks, will do precision landings. The Uncoolas perform music from many eras. The show includes concessions, children’a area and displays. The car show season starts with the Spring Fling June 3 at the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum. The Bent Wrench Car Show Shine and Swap Meet is June 16. The Royal Canadian Legion Show and Shine is set for June 16. Besant Park, located 25 minutes west of Moose Jaw, plays host to the Run to Besant July 8. The Moose Jaw Show and Shine, a major show, is set for July 21. The Avonlea Museum Heritage Show and Shine rounds out the local show season on August 11.
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Moose Jaw hosts numerous charity walks annually
The annual Moose Jawg held every year on Canada Day holds a Runt Run as the first event of the day. One of the attributes of Moose Jaw that is admirable is the generosity of the people living here and their dedication to improving the lives of others; whether it is supporting a local fundraiser, extending warm welcomes to newcomers or raising awareness about an issue that affects individuals directly or indirectly. One of the ways in which the Friendly City shows this generosity and reaffirms their care for the community is through various ‘walks’ throughout the year that shows a sense of solidarity and lets people know they are not alone in their fight. Here are some of the annual walks that are held in Moose Jaw that the community continues to support and you can become part of.
Transplant Trot: This walk helps to bring awareness about the importance of organ donation, organized by the Gadd Family, in its fourth year. This year’s Transplant Trot will be held on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at Sunningdale School starting at 9:50 a.m.! You can register at https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=14962 . There is not a registration cap and anyone from newborn up can participate in this walk/run. The Transplant Trop includes 3km, 5km and 10km events. Transplant recipients and people who have been living donors are free to participate.
Parkinson Super Walk 2018: The 3rd annual Moose Jaw Parkinson Super Walk will take place on Saturday, September 8 in Wakamow Valley at the Kinsmen-Wellesley Park. Those interested in registering can do so as soon as April. The 2018 Parkinson Super Walk campaign officially launches on April 30. This way, persons can commit to joining Canada’s only nationwide fundraising walk in support of those impacted by Parkinson’s. Moose Jaw’s
local Parkinson’s Support Group will be hosting the Friendly City’s Parkinson Super Walk, a 2km walk that the entire family can participate in. The funds raised from this walk will go to support services, education, research and advocacy for those affected. Last year, Moose Jaw raised approximately $11,500. You can register at www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca or the day of the walk, onsite at 12 noon. The walk will commence at 1:00 p.m. Journey to Hope Walk: This walk aims to raise vital funds in support of suicide awareness and prevention, with the pur-pose being to promote: HOPE to those who feel hopeless by sharing resiliency information and counselling resources. HEALING to the bereaved by offering grief information and support resources and HONOURING the memory of those who have died by suicide by reaching out to the hopeless and hurt-ing. The Journey to Hope Walk for Sui-cide Awareness and Prevention 2018 will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. followed by the opening program and walk at the Crescent Park Amphithea-tre. Funds are distributed through nu-merous ways, used for local programs, while other communities have been in-spired to start their own programs mod-elled after our own. For more informa-tion on the Journey to Hope Walk, visit their website at http:// journeytohope. synthasite.com or contact Della Fergu-son at email@example.com. Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY): This walk is held every year on February 24, hosted by River Side Mission starting at the First Baptist Church in Moose Jaw. For 2018, CNOY walk was able to raise $16,087 for the Mis-
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sion to continue its goal of stemming homelessness in our city. Hundreds of persons show up for this Canada-wide initiative to do a 2km, 5km or 10km walk. All proceeds from the local walk goes to Riverside Mis-sion, which is a soup kitchen, to pro-vide meals and a temporary shelter for men suffering from homelessness and addictions. Individuals are welcome to donate to Riverside Mission through-out the year. For more information and how to donate, visit the website https://cnoy. org/location/moosejaw, stop by at the Mission at 40 Manitoba St. E, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (306) 624-0137. Moose Jawg Charity Road Race: The 17th Annual Moose Jawg Charity Road Race will kick-off Canada Day in Moose Jaw on Sunday, July 1st at 8:30 a.m. in Wakamow Valley. It was the brainchild of Moose Jaw long-time resident Dawn Luhning and is a fundraiser for Moose Jaw Health Foundation. The Jawg begins with a Runt Run for kids 12 and under, followed by the five kilometre run and then the 10 kilometre run. A breakfast and awards ceremony follows. The annual event is one of Saskatchewan’s mostloved races and brings runners from all over the province and beyond to participate in. Visit https://raceroster. com/events/2018/15783/17th-annualmoose-jawg-charity-road-race-july-1-2018 for more information and to register. Brain Boogie: Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association’s annual summer event to raise awareness to prevent brain injuries and support brain injury survivors and their families will be held this year on August 26, 2018, in beautiful Crescent Park, a perfect spot for enthusiastic supporters to meet. Registration begins at 10 am at the Amphitheatre. The event is a priority for local brain injury survivors and their families. They bring pledges, donations, and an undeniable positive energy to the Brain Boogie. The Brain Boogie is a morning event that consists of a walk or fun run followed by a barbecue. There are many other walks in Moose Jaw that are held every second year or so, including the Cancer Relay for Life & Femme Five, the Alzehimer’s Society, and numerous others with no available information as of yet.
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Fresh Saskatchewan produce available weekly at Langdon Farmer’s Market
Kirby Froese, owner of Coteau Hills Creamery offers locally made artisan cheeses. Farmer’s Markets are held on Langdon Crescent alongside Moose Jaw’s beautiful Crescent Park downtown each and every Saturday from the end of May until mid-October. Saturday mornings between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., visitors to these Farmer’s Markets will be able to preview and purchase products of every variety related to home and garden. Products include fresh garden vegetables, herbs, fresh flowers, coffee, honey, preserves, wine, cheese, meat, breads, knit-
Fresh flowers to brighten your local shopping excursion. ting, natural beauty products, kitchen products, popcorn, African crafts, and so much more! During July and August, the Farmer’s Markets is also available on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the same location. Popup markets occasionally are held throughout the winter months indoors at the Timothy Eaton Gardens Centre. Market contributors are local and some even travel from over 200 kilometers away to share their wares, as well as many out-of-town people travelling to Moose Jaw to enjoy the refreshing blend of community and flora each of the markets offers in the
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Green Sisters Gardens offers a wonderful selection of sprouts and greens, and much more. Friendly City. Gardeners and florists can now enjoy a public seed lending library with only one quick step inside the nearby Moose Jaw Public Library. This years’ Farmer’s Market news is that a food court featuring hot vendors has been approved! Vendor goodies expected to be included are barbeque hot dogs and hamburgers, cotton candy and more. If you would like to participate or for more information, contact email@example.com
Professional Bull Riders will be kicking up the dust at Mosaic Place: June 9th – 7:00 p.m. Get Your Tickets NOW! Joan Ritchie
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The Original Moose Jaw Heartbeat Along the Moose Jaw River, where the lines of the Canadian Pacific and the Canadian National collide, only a few beats north lies our city’s original business hub. What the name lacks in mystery, River Street guarantees to make up for with it’s colourful history. From it’s inception in the 1880’s, through prohibition, one World War and a great fire, rumours abound about Al Capone, bootleggers, gambling and opium, playboys and prostitutes. River Street has been the heart of Moose Jaw through to the roaring twenties and for nearly a century since. Many notable businesses had their origins on River Street at the turn of the 19th century. In 1909, businesses such as Woolworth’s department store, the Princess Café Ice Cream Parlour, Savoy Steak House, the Brunswick Hotel and four other Moose Jaw hotels (out of Moose Jaw’s seven hotels) were all situated on River Street. There were also four
restaurants, a blacksmith, a bath house, and half of the city’s billiard halls there as well. A decade later, men travelled from Regina on the train for one dollar return fare just to visit what became known as the “red-light district.” The red lights were the brothel’s way of letting passersby know when there were ‘companions’ available inside, similar to a hotel “vacancy” sign. By the time prohibition ended in the 1920’s, eight out of nine of Moose Jaw’s billiard halls were situated on River Street, the hotel population had expanded from five to seven River Street hotels, there were 11/19 local River Street barbers, and a laundry. To learn more about our city’s history and the red-light district in particular, you can find lots of intriguing information at https://www.tunnelsofmoosejaw.com/history/ or visit the Tunnels of Moose Jaw.
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Legendary gangster carries Moose Jaw connections
Did legendary mobster and bootlegger Al Capone have a presence in Moose Jaw in the 1920s? Maybe he did…maybe he didn’t? But the story is cool. Wikimedia Commons photo
The question is always there – did he or didn’t he? What there is no question about is the wide variety of tunnels and excavations under the streets and businesses of Moose Jaw, going well beyond traditional basements and storage spaces. They were used by immigrants to travel between areas of the downtown core – some say illicitly, some say to avoid the cold. They weren’t high tech constructions but they got the job done in the early 1900s. And that’s where Mr. Alphonse Capone comes into the equation. It’s long been rumoured that Capone – the legendary mobster, crime boss and businessman known mostly as one of the most powerful bootleggers of the Prohibition era – set up stakes in Moose Jaw at the height of his powers. Whether to let the heat cool off when the feds got too close for comfort, or simply as another avenue with which to funnel liquor into the Dry States,
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Research done by family members casts little doubt – his greatneice Deidre Capone said in a Metro Regina article back in 2013 they were certain he was active up in this part of the world in the 1920s via rail-line connections between Chicago and North Dakota, with only a short trip to Moose Jaw from there. The extent of his business in the city is completely unknown – Capone was famous for his secrecy and ability to cover his trail, to the point that, famously, prosecutors were only able to take him down by way of tax evasion charges. That hasn’t stopped Moose Jaw from romanticizing Capone’s fame and notoriety. Hotels and bars are named after him and the famous Tunnels of Moose Jaw tour gives patrons a rundown of what it might have been like in Capone’s heyday in the city. It matters little…The idea is enough, and there’s no question it makes for one heck of a cool story.
The Historic Mae Wilson Theatre
Allen theatre hearts of the world 1918: The Allen Theatre showing Hearts of the World, a 1918 silent film directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. Supplied photo. The Mae Wilson Theatre, located had a total of 15 theatres, but The Allen Theatre was certainly the in the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, 217 Main St. N, continues to finest in the city. be the hub of arts, culture and en- Initially, the theatre had a seating tertainment in the community for capacity of 580. Demand meant that expansions were required over 100 years, having celebrated its centenary birthday in 2016. and soon the theatre was able to It’s the place where people gather accommodate 910 people, with to enjoy live music, see movies, 450 on the main floor and 460 in and take in community events. It the balcony. In 1922, it was rewas that way, back in 1916, and named the Capitol Theatre. In 1929, talking pictures came to is still that way now. The building was designed by Moose Jaw. The Capitol Theatre Calgary architect James Mc- was the 21st theatre in the Famous Players Canadian CorpoTeague in 1913 and because of WWI, plans were interrupted. ration and the sixth in Western The Allen Theatre Chain took Canada to receive Movietone over and altered the original and Vitaphone equipment. It was part of a $50,000 renovation proplans. On August 18th, 1916, it was opened and acclaimed then gram that included a new stage as the largest theatre in Saskatch- and a new ventilating system and ewan. At the time, Moose Jaw electrical equipment. The first
Special children’s toy matinee. Saturday morning, December 13. Sometime in the early 1930s. (Moose Jaw Public Library Archives.) 24 2018 Moose Jaw Magazine.com
“talkie” shown in Moose Jaw was “Close Harmony,” starring Buddy Rogers and Nancy Carroll. In 1935 the main floor was renovated. A new type of luxurious seat, the English self-tilting seat, was installed, finished in velour. The Capitol was the first theatre in Canada to feature this type of seat. For many years, the Capitol Theatre showcased both films and travelling acts from the vaudeville circuit. At one point, the theatre had its own in-house band, the Capitolians. In 1983, the Cap was converted into a three-screen multiplex theatre. It remained this way until its closure in 2001. A group known as Arts in Motion (AIM) began the process of creating a cultural centre for the city of Moose Jaw. AIM purchased the Capitol Theatre and the former Army & Navy Department Store. Larry Wilson helped purchase the building by contributing $350,000 towards the project. Wilson was a lifetime performer and a lover of the arts. He had a strong connection to the theatre, as he and his siblings used to perform at the old Capitol Theatre. He specified that the theatre be named after his mother, Mae Wilson. Renovations began in 2003 and the theatre had its grand opening on June 19/20, 2004. The beautifully restored theatre maintains the original features that made it Moose Jaw’s finest theatre. Since then, the Mae Wilson has hosted many great acts, both international and local, and continues to be the home of Moose Jaw’s own RuBarb Productions. Visit www.moosejawculture.ca for more information on upcoming concerts and events to be held at the Mae Wilson Theatre.
Moose Jaw Cultural Center
You can visit their website at http://www.moosejawculture.ca/
to view the calendar of events
for 2018 at the Cultural Center
or call them at 306-693-4700 for box office tickets to some of your
favorite shows. Some of the coming attractions are Sugar Road,
April 20-29; Regina Symphony Orchestra: Peter and the Wolf, Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m.; Moose Jaw Cultural Center showcases art exhibitions throughout the year.
The Moose Jaw Cultural Center, located at 217 Main St. N., home of the Mae Wilson Theatre is one of Moose Jaw’s go-to places for big events across the province. From intimate concerts, local plays and a must-stop place for musical and theatrical tours, the Cultural Center is home to some of the province’s and Canada’s
most recognized shows. The Center also has a visual art gallery that showcases Saskatchewan art exhibits that are on display there throughout the year. The Cultural Center boasts a packed calendar of events that locals and visitors alike can go to enjoy some of the best entertainment shows.
The Reunion: Beatles Fantasy Tribute, Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Sons of the Pioneers Cana-
dian Prairie Tour live in con-cert,
Sunday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Hank Williams: The Lonesome Tour, Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. In addition, the Cultur-
al Center offers meeting rooms that are available for bookings.
217 Main St. N. Lower Level Moose Jaw Cultural Center Mae Wilson Theatre (306) 693-1771 www.rubarb.ca
July 27 – August 19
RuBarb Productions Inc. is a thriving non-profit professional theatre company which produces a six show season of plays and musical. Stop by the box office today to purchase your tickets! RuBarb School of Performing Arts offer private music lessons and theatre/drama/dance classes and each summer offer Inclusive Theatre Day Camps. Visit www.rubarb.ca for more information.
RuBarb Productions Inc.
RuBarb Productions Inc. is a thriving, non-profit company that presents high-quality, live theatre entertainment for enjoyment by Moose Jaw residents and visitors. Located at 217 Main St. N., in the lower level of the Moose Jaw Cultural Center, RuBarb aims to advance the public’s understanding of the arts, by producing and performing professional theatre. RuBarb premiers new works and Broadway musicals; provides family entertainment; mentors emerging artists; hires professional actors and invests in nurturing youth talents. They
have a season of shows that runs from September to the end of August (currently in the 2017/18 season) with announcements coming on the 2018/19 season in May. This summer, RuBarb will hold their Summer Theatre Festival running with Mary Poppins, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and Yellow Brick Road for the months of July & August. A school of performing arts will also be running. The community’s involvement within the summer Mary Poppins show is requested and one of the highlights for the theatre company, as well as those who enjoy putting their acting to the stage. Auditions will be held for community cast members. For more information and to see the calendar of events, you can visit their website at http://www.rubarb.ca or call 306.693.1771. You can also find RuBarb Productions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus.
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The Destination Marketing Fund Partnership Inc., aptly named Visit Moose Jaw, was created in 2014. We are a not for profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. Our mission is to show the world what our beautiful city has to offer as a desirable travel destination for leisure, meetings, conventions and events, with a sole purpose to support the development and marketing of tourism assets in the City of Moose Jaw that will ultimately result in increased attendance and spending at member properties. Visit Moose Jaw includes a group of 7 companies who welcome you to consider Moose Jaw as your next leisure or event destination. These dedicated businesses include the Comfort Inn, Grant Hall, Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, the Moose Jaw Exhibition Company, Mosaic Place, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel and the Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa. As a group, we reach out to organizations and events to let them know this funding is available to support them in hosting their event in Moose Jaw. We were created with the intention to sponsor events and to focus on bringing in organizations who may have not considered our city before. Our Visit Moose Jaw properties offer top notch customer service for meetings, conferences and events. Our mission is to not just fulfill your business goals, but to offer a unique experience with a new atmosphere that will leave you refreshed and energized. The next time you’re in Moose Jaw, make sure you visit us at the following member properties! From family vacations to professional business needs, the Comfort Inn has you covered. Our premium bedding will leave you rested and refreshed, just in time to enjoy our signature free hot breakfast. Don’t forget to join our loyalty program! The Grant Hall is a perfectly located boutique hotel in downtown Moose Jaw. Providing a warm and refreshing welcome to Moose Jaw, our uniquely furnished rooms capture the feel of a private getaway. At the Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, we are here to help you plan your special event or unwind after a long day. With state of the art event and meeting rooms, as well as a restaurant, lounge, and pool, we will ensure your stay is relaxing and fun. The Moose Jaw Exhibition Company offers a wide range of facilities and services that are used to entertain thousands of visitors a year on our exhibition grounds. We have convention and meeting fa-
cilities for up to 1000 people, on site catering, air conditioning, and various sized spaces for meetings, training sessions, graduations and weddings. Host your next big event with us at Mosaic Place! Our 210,000 square foot facility features an entertainment/sports bowl with seating for 4000+, an 8 sheet curling club, banquet and meeting rooms. No matter what takes you away from home, Moose Jaw’s newest hotel is here to make your stay simple and enjoyable. The Suburban Extended Stay Hotel suites offer just the right amenities so you can stay in in both comfort and convenience. The longer you stay with us, the more you save! Located in historic downtown Moose Jaw, Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa is the ultimate Saskatchewan escape. Come for a soak in Canada’s largest therapeutic geothermal mineral water pool or relax and rejuvenate at the Sun Tree Spa. To date, we have been proud sponsors of the following organizations: - Scotties Tournament of Hearts - Mosaic Concert Series 2016, 2017 & 2018 - What Women Want - Moose Jaw Festival of Dance - Mixed Doubles Curling - Saskatchewan Soccer Association - S.G.U.E. - Moose Jaw Cultural Centre - Moose Jaw Trolley - Antique Auto Club - Saskatchewan Emergency Medical Association - Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association - SSFA 55+ Games - Prairie South School Division - Kinsmen Flying Fins - Saskatchewan Mining Association Your event could be next! Interested organizations can apply by filling out a sponsorship application form, which can be found by visiting our website at www.visitmoosejaw.ca or by emailing us at info@ visitmoosejaw.ca.
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Cranberry Rose is located in the historic Hammond building in downtown Moose Jaw where the store has been restored to its original 1900â€™s charm. You will find designer clothes at affordable prices from casual to special occasion. We can accessorize with unique shoes, leather purses, hats and beautiful jewelry. Some of our well known Canadian designers include Frank Lyman, Joseph Ribkoff, Femme Fatale and Renuar.
Donâ€™t miss Christmas in October in downtown Moose Jaw! With extended shopping hours, refreshments, prize giveaways, and over a dozen designer trees, Cranberry Rose is your perfect shopping destination. Call for additional shopping hours, or stop by at 316 Main Street North to find items that fit and flatter your style and shape. Affordable elegance is possible with the help of Liz and her staff at Cranberry Rose.
Ladies Boutique & Home Decor
From casual to elegant wear... specializing in special occasion and mother of the bride fashions including some exclusive fashions for 23 years. 316 Main St. N. Downtown Moose Jaw
www.cranberryrose.com MON-SAT 9:30-5:30 SUN 12:00-4:00
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Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery (MJM&AG) The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery (MJM&AG), located at 461 Langdon Crescent alongside the Moose Jaw Public Library in Crescent Park offers lovers of art and history a chance to view exhibitions running, as well as a look through the museum that displays local and provincial artifacts that tells the story of Moose Jaw and Saskatchewan. Local art is showcased, as well as works done across Canada. Your visit will be well worth while and will definitely leave a lasting impression. The MJM&AG is closed on Mondays but open the rest of the week from Tuesday to Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m. daily. This past year, the MJM&AG celebrated their 50th anniversary as it continues to be one of the busiest art centres within the city and area. The gallery also holds art classes in different mediums for school age children, as well as adults and many
other teaching/learning classes are held throughout the year. There is also a gift shop in the MJM&AG where you can purchase keepsakes and local art that will compliment your visit. There is always something exciting taking place at the MJM&AG that will satisfy the artist in you. You can find out more about current exhibits & upcoming ones and whatâ€™s new at the Museum at http:// www.mjmag.ca. or call 306.692.4471.
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ParkArt is the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery’s largest annual fundraiser and has been held next to the gallery entrance, outside in Moose Jaw’s beautiful downtown Crescent Park for approximately twenty years. It takes place every July 1st and this year’s hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with free children’s activities from 12 noon – 3:30 p.m. The event brings together dozens of artists and artisans from all over Western Canada as they display various arts and handmade products in a day-long market fair. In fact, one of the requirements for entering into ParkArt as a vendor is that the creations submitted and sold are created by the entrants. Pre-
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vious year’s entries have included every genre from metal works to paintings to using vintage items for potting a variety of plants and flowers! Applications and registration fees must be submitted prior to May 27, 2018 to participate in ParkArt 2018, which takes place regardless of weather! ParkArt takes place on July 1st Address: 461 Langdon Crescent, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, S6H 0X6 Telephone: 306.692.4471 Fax: 306.694.8016 registration form: http://www.mjmag.ca/
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Downtown Moose Jaw’s Hidden Treasures: Looking through stained glass In the early years of Moose Jaw, religious communities here sought to construct churches with architecture and ornamentation that would draw people in and prepare and uplift their spirits for worship. One of the elements they used was stained glass and by doing so they left succeeding generations with a generous collection of stained glass artwork. All the churches and stained glass windows are located within Moose Jaw’s downtown core. As well, Moose Jaw Public Library holds wonderful stained glass in it’s architectural features. Central Lutheran Church Located at 27 Hochelaga St. W., Central Lutheran is the smallest and newest of the four churches constructed in 1929 and designed by architect J.B. Stephenson. The white stucco sided church is of a Gothic style with its typical pointed windows that are often narrow and elongated, as well as a few other features like buttresses and a crenellated bell tower. The church holds four stained glass windows all of which appear to date to its original construction. The most impressive of these is the Crucifix window on the north end of the church. Central Lutheran also houses three other notable stained-glass windows that date from the construction of the church. Two of these windows are identical and symmetrically placed opposite of each other in the east and west walls of the sanc- A detailed view of the stained glass window tuary. They are in the Arts and Crafts movement style that owes its depicting the Nativity, on the north wall of origins to British writer and art proponent John Ruskin. the Nave, St. Aidan Anglican Church, High St. Andrew’s United Church Located at 60 Athabasca Street East across from Crescent Park and the Public Library, St. Andrew’s is the phoenix of the four churches. In 1912 the present Greystone Church was constructed but gutted due to a tragic fire that happened on December 15th 1963. The reconstruction of the building was carried out and the stained-glass windows at St. Andrew’s were designed, created and installed by the Robert McCausland company of Toronto. The former bank building at the foot of Toronto’s Yonge Street which houses the Hockey Hall of Fame is one of their finest and oldest works in the stained glass dome which adorns the facility. St. Andrew’s church has the largest collection of windows of the Moose Jaw churches and there are basically too many to describe them individually.
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Zion United Church Zion United Church was founded by the Methodists and constructed in 1906, and is now located on the 500 block of Main St. The building at this location was built for a princely sum of $65,000 for this church plus another $6,000 for the acoustically famous Casavant organ which graces the chancel or area behind the altar of the church. The decoration of the building extended to its windows. Crafted for the church during its initial construction by the Winnipeg Paint and Glass Company a second set had to be manufactured when that firm’s building burned to the ground taking all merchandise in stock in October of 1907. Founded by Scottish born architect, art collector and contractor James McDiarmid Winnipeg Paint and Glass was a prominent supplier of such goods in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Save for some memorial windows found in the chapel on the social hall level and the landings in the Narthex area of the church, all share the Arts and Crafts movement style that was popular at the turn of the century. St. Aidan Anglican Church St. Aidan Anglican Church located at 124, 1st Ave. NE was opened Crucifixion window on the north wall of on Easter Sunday, March 27, 1910 by the Bishop of Qu’Appelle. the Sanctuary, Central Lutheran Church, This is the fourth church occupied by this parish since its inception Stadacona St. W. Moose Jaw. in the summer of 1883 when parishioners occupied a tent for their
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worship. Designed by architects William Reilly (18571936) and F. Clapman Clemenshaw this brick and stoneclad building was designed in the Gothic revival style and is reminiscent of many rural English churches. It has the pointed gothic windows, buttresses, a crenellated tower and high ceilings. St. Aidan Anglican Church is also home to an impressive single octave set of bells which peel when played with a set of levers as opposed to pulleys. The church, unlike any of the other churches more closely follows the classic Christian church plan laid out for Roman Basilicas. The church boasts a host of beautiful stained-glass windows. Moose Jaw Public Library and Museum This library originally built at great expense by the community in 1912 is a municipal heritage site. It is an Italianate styled building, the only of its kind in Moose The great south window entitled ‘Sermon on Jaw and a rare design style in the province. While it has the Mount’ on the choir loft level of St. Andrew’s ornate carvings of stone on its exterior, and impressive finishes with its cornice, light fixtures, Bedford Lime- Church was designed, crafted and installed by the stone and Hebron Brick siding it also hosts an impres- Robert McCausland Company of Toronto. sive stained-glass window. The main entrance contains a superbly designed rotunda with carved marble brackets, columns and a mosaic tile floor and all of this is topped by a stained-glass dome in an elegant floral pattern in the Arts and Crafts style. Downstairs in the adjacent museum sits another piece of stained glass taken from a typical Arts and Crafts style house constructed in the city during the early boom of the last century. It is a picture of St. Cecelia, the patron saint of music and is worth looking at as well. The windows are not only beautiful examples of craftsmanship but are rich in symbolism and speak a language of their own. They also bear witness to the people who erected them and to the importance they placed on worship. Finally, the degree of resources devoted to building these windows and preserving them is a good indication of their faith in both the future of their churches, but also Ornately designed dome window in centre of the of this community. dome ceiling with dentils and vaulting. Sanctuary This information was extracted from the ‘Stained Glass of Zion United Church Moose Jaw. Tour’ notes of 2011
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Moose Jaw’s WDM features transportation
The Western Development Museum (WDM) is a history museum with four locations in Saskatchewan. All locations offer an insightful, educational look at Saskatchewan’s past, from the days of the pioneer settlers until contemporary day. Each location has a theme, with Moose Jaw’s WDM featuring transportation. As the MJ WDM manager described, “Imagine the size and strength of a steam locomotive. Climb into the cab and feel the silent power, a reminder of the bygone glory days of steam. Imagine the rush of wind as you leave the earth, when you explore the fragility and strength of vintage aircraft. Discover a collection of water craft used in this land-locked province. Marvel at all manner of land vehicles, from the horse and buggy days to futuristic models from contemporary times. The WDM is a “must-see” for everyone who loves history and discovery. **Watch for the return of the Vulcan Steam Locomotive in the summer of 2018!!**” For more information, or to pre-register for their programs, call 306.693.5989 or email moosejaw@ wdm.ca. The WDM Moose Jaw is located at 50 Diefenbaker Drive.
Hours of Operation: April - December: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily. The Museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day and closes at 3:00 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. 2018 Events: The MJ WDM has an exciting schedule of seasonal events lined up for 2018 that include: June 9th is a ‘Made in Canada’ Fashion Show and Strawberry Social; June 17th is Father’s Day; July 1st Canada Day; July 28-29th is Brickspo. Visit the WDM on August 6th for Saskatchewan Day and then Blow Off Some Steam takes place on August 18th. October 27th, the WDM plans to offer Ghostly Games, followed by ‘In Remembrance’ on November 3rd and Kids’ Secret Shopping (Members Only) on November 22nd. Kid’s Secret Shopping and Shortwave to Santa will be offered on November 24th, 2018 and A Christmas Long Ago event will wrap things up on December 15th and 22nd (pre-registration required).
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Convention Facilities The MJ Ex Co has several different options for your event, the buildings ranging in capacity up to 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 22, 23 and 24, with the Parade down Main Street June 21. 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 nonprofit 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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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. 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
GOLDEN NUGGET CENTRE Canadian Blood Donor Clinic June 5, July 3, July 31, Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov 6. Dec 4. Scrappin’ With T Fri, Nov 16 – Sun, Nov 18. CONVENTION CENTRE Multiple Miracles Sale Saturday, October 13 Moose Jaw 2018 SSFA 55+ Provincial Games Tue, July 10 – Thurs, July 12 Burrowing Owl Fundraiser Saturday, November 24 TLC Art & Craft Fair Fri, Sep 28 & Sat, Sep 29 Whistlestop Christmas Craft Sale Fri, Oct 26 & Sat, Oct 27. GOLDEN MILE ARENA Sask Appaloosa Horse Club Fri, June 15 – Sun, June 17 Fri, August 31 – Sun, Sept 2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Every summer, the Moose Jaw Hometown Fair brings days of excitement to the Friendly city. This event is a children’s playground of fun! Annually, the Moose Jaw Exhibition Company entertains over 90,000 visitors each year, who attend events and activities hosted on the grounds. If you are interested in more information or rental prices, visit the website at moosejawex.ca or call (306) 692-2723.
Sask Quarter Horse Assoc. Mon, May 21 Wed, July 18 – Sun, July 22 Regina District Dressage Assoc. Sat, May 26 & Sun, May 27 Sask. Gypsy Vanner Society Fri, August 17 – Sun, August 19. Sask. Cutting Horse Assoc. Thur, Aug 2 – Sun, Aug 5. Mini Horse Assoc. Horse Show Fri, August 10 – Sun, August 12. Sask. Reining Horse Assoc. Sat, August 25 – Sun, August 26. Wed, Oct 17 – Sun, Oct 21. Sask. Arabian Horse Assoc. Thurs, May 31 – Sun, June 3 Fri, Sep 7 – Sun, Sep 9 Sask Horse Federation Provincials Fri, Sep 28 – Sun, Sep 30. Canadian Ranch Roping Finals Fri, Sep 14 – Sun. Sep 16.
MJ Dog Club Fri Oct 26 – Sun, Oct 28. Grasslands Hunter/ Jumper Assoc. Fri, Nov 16 – Sun, Nov 18. OWL CENTRE Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre Family Opening Day April 19 Closing for the season Sep 3. GOMMERSAL ARENA 50th Emergency Response Mine Rescue Skills Competition Saturday, June 2. EXHIBITION GROUNDS MJ Hometown Fair Fri, June 22 – Sun, June 24. SGBA Summer Extravaganza Goat Show Fri, July 27 – Sun, July 29.
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Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Center
Burrowing Owls are an endangered species and a Moose Jaw organization is ensuring that they protect them, at the same time educating individuals and raising awareness. Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Center (SBOIC) is located right here in Moose Jaw at 250 Thatcher Dr. E. The Burrowing Owl Center allows visitors to have an “owl-ofa-time” with a jam-packed list of activities that can be a fun, fulfilling and an exciting experience for visitors between May and September each year. Hours of operation are from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 7 days a
week, from the May long weekend to the September long weekend. Admission to the Centre is by donation. Visitors have the option of taking a self-guided tour, or they can have a tour led by one of Burrowing Owl’s staff members. There is a display area, gift store, and the owls are housed in outdoor enclosures giving guests a chance to see them in a natural type of habitat. During your time at the Centre, you will also learn about the unique characteristics of the burrowing owls; what factors are contributing to their endangered status in Canada, as well as some of the things that various organization are doing to help ensure the survival of the owls. The Centre will kick-off the 2018 season on Saturday, May 19 with a Family BBQ and Fun Day. The day includes visits with the owls, plus various fun children’s activities. Admission for this day is by purchasing a ticket at the door
that also includes a hotdog & drink and all activities. The Burrowing Owl’s major fundraiser will be held this year on Saturday November 24th. Everyone is invited to attend this special evening with all monies raised to be used to help with the care and upkeep of the captive flock, plus it allows Burrowing Owl to be able to continue delivering their educational programming, like their Owls on Tour program. For more information, contact them at 306-692-8710 or 306692-2762 or visit their website at https://www.skburrowingowl.ca.
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Escape the Heat
The water parks in Moose Jaw are a good place to escape the heat. Spend the afternoon in comfort and air-conditioning at the movie theatre or lose yourself for hours in a book at the library. Imagine the middle of summer out with the kids whining because they are over-baked in the hot summer sun. Donâ€™t despair! There are many places to go to escape the heat. Head to the Town â€˜n Country Mall for an indoor stroll or a little retail therapy. There are some interesting shops and places to eat inside the mall or within close proximately that will help you refresh from the scorching sun. While you are at the shopping centre, take advantage of the Cineplex Theatre. There are numerous movies showing and at least one family-friendly matinee on the billing. The Moose Jaw Library located on Langdon Crescent right downtown has summer programming that
covers many interests; right next door is the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery to check out. Take a little drive up Main Street to the Western Development Museum located on Diefenbaker Drive and cool off taking a stroll down memory lane viewing numerable artifacts. The car oglers will certainly drool over the large display of vintage vehicles. If you want to stay outdoors, there are a number of water parks in town. The Crescent Park Waterpark located at 200 Fairford St. E right downtown or the outdoor Phyllis Dewar Pool, alongside, offers kids of all ages and the young at heart a cool way to chill for the day. Elgin Park unsupervised Waterpark is located at 8th Ave. NW & Hall St. W has a spray park that is fully wheelchair accessible. On South Hill in Moose Jaw located at 1600 Coteau St. W., the 1996 Summer Games Waterpark is a bustling place of summer activity. With careful planning, even the most challenging hot summer days can be embraced in cool comfort.
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River Park Campground has 61 sites ready to accommodate visitors
There aren’t many city parks in Saskatchewan where a person can go for a walk or to have a barbecue with the chance to see a gathering of deer or a fox or two, or maybe even an owl, if you’re out at dusk. Moose Jaw’s Wakamow Valley is just such a place. The park, located just off First Ave. S.E., features just about
Saulteaux Bridge in Wakamow Valley marked the completion of the Great Trail in Saskatchewan with a celebration in August of 2017. Naming of the Saulteaux Bridge for a First Nation follows a Wakamow Valley practice of naming bridges. Other Wakamow Bridges include Assiniboine, Blackfoot, Cree and Sioux.
any kind of nature and outdoorsy activity one could think of, but all within a few minutes drive of downtown Moose Jaw. Arriving at the park via River Drive and the scenic sojourn along Plaxton’s Lake into the Wakamow Valley itself, visitors will come across Rotary Park and have access to over 20 kilometres of hiking and skiing trails. That includes the Moose Jaw portion of the Cross-Canada Great Trail all along the southern area of the valley. The eight trails range from one to six kilometres in length and cover all sorts of terrain, while offering different scenic views. For those looking to break out a tent or trailer, the River Park Campground features 60 sites and offers a wide range of amenities ranging from glamping to the full naturalistic rustic experience. The park also features a host of outdoor pavilions and gazebos along with day-use areas that include playgrounds, barbecues and washrooms. If getting out on the water is your thing, canoe and kayak rentals are available from Boh’s Canoe Rental at 306630-7525 and those interested in regular canoe/kayak trips on the Moose Jaw River can check out the Moose Jaw Canoe and
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Kayak Club at www.mjpaddle. ca. Wakamow Valley also features one of the most popular summer fast food joints in the city, the Burger Cabin, which is open throughout the summer months and offers a wide fare of burgers and fries. The winter months remain a busy time in the park, particularly at the Kiwanis River Park, which offers an Olympic-sized skating oval for patrons to glide around to their hearts content. The Wakamow Valley Authority office also offers snowshoes free of charge for anyone looking to trek the wilderness when the fluffy white stuff is, well, a little too fluffy. Anyone looking for more information on Wakamow Valley can contact 306-692-2717 for more information.
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A true sight to see and the place to be
There is little question that the nickname ‘Jewel of the Prairies’ truly fits Moose Jaw’s Crescent Park. Located a block east of Main Street in downtown Moose Jaw, the park has become one of the most popular destinations in the city, offering a wide and sometimes surprising variety of things to see and do when it comes to rest, play and enjoying arts and culture. Located at the Langdon Street entrance, eye-catching tree sculptures are visible. Created by artists Doug Lindelbach and Kevin Bendig in 2017, the first tree focuses on the rich history of the railway with a symbolic railroad worker, western red lilies and wheat bundles intertwined around the tree, as well as a carving of a great old steam engine train carved into a functional bench. The other stump features a Burrowing Owl, an endangered species. Along the tree, other features commemorate the Canada 150 theme which includes the Canadian Maple Leaf and the Saskatchewan map carved into the backside of the tree with other flora and fauna emblems decorating it. In addition to close to 28 acres of green space, the park features plenty of walking paths, benches and rest areas for those looking to take in a bit of nature and even see a wild critter or two – the park has been known to have deer wandering the grounds regularly and a wide variety of waterfowl inhabit
Crescent Park’s famous serpentine. Those looking to cool down on hot days can take a dip in the Phyllis Dewar swimming pool or the wildly popular water park that features plenty of entertaining activities for youngsters. For those more action-oriented, the Moose Jaw Tennis Club is open daily (call 306-694-4399 for playing times), while the Moose Jaw Lawn Bowling Club offers a regular schedule of games on their top-quality grass pitch (call 306-693-4844 for scheduling). If arts and culture are more of interest, the Moose Jaw Art Gallery and Museum features a diverse variety of visual art exhibits throughout the year. Hours are 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. One of most popular scheduled events are the Concerts in the Park at the Crescent Park Amphitheatre. Beginning in June and running weekly through the summer, the Moose Jaw Health Foundation fundraiser features bands offering a night of entertainment at the facility. Concerts run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Anyone looking for more information on events or bookings in Crescent Park can contact Parks and Recreation at (306) 694-4430 or recreation@ moosejaw.ca
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Yara Community Gardens’ Farmer’s Markets 2018 is the 11th year for the Yara Community Gardens’ Farmer’s Markets which take place between 8:00 a.m. and noon on Home Street West in Moose Jaw. The first farmer’s market of the season is typically held on the second Saturday in August while the second farmer’s market is generally held in autumn, on or around the second Saturday in September. Yara Community Gardens also hosts an annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival the last Saturday each September between 11 am and 2 pm, featuring bowls of homemade chili and all sizes of pumpkins which have been grown and harvested from Yara’s very own Ninth Avenue East pumpkin patch. The Pumpkin Harvest Festival is held at the Grey Avenue Garden’s location on Grey Avenue beside the East end baseball diamonds. The purpose of the farmer’s markets and pumpkin harvest festival are to raise awareness as well as
funds. Funds raised benefit the Hunger in Moose Jaw Child Nutrition Program which serves over 70,000 meals annually. Additional funds also go to help Riverside Mission, as they serve over 1000 meals each month, and thanks to funds raised at these events, the gardens themselves continue to offer affordable fees for any family budget. The 2017 Farmer’s Markets featured interactive gardening tours at some of the gardening locations. Each year, the Farmer’s Markets feature pesticide-free produce, preserves, homemade baking, hot coffee, children’s activities, and a 50/50 draw.
Call 306.692.1916 or email gar-dens.hungermj@sasktel. net to ap-ply to be a community gardener!Yara Community Gardens’ office is located at (Hunger in Moose Jaw and Head Start Preschool) 269 Stadacona Street West. Of-fice hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (call ahead to confirm).
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WACA cultivates community relationships 2018 marks the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association’s (WACA) fourth year sponsoring events in Moose Jaw that are designed to cultivate community relations through an intercommunity round dance, more than half a decade of hosting an annual pow-wow, as well as initiating several other key events designed to facilitate First People’s Heritage. WACA will also play a role in promoting the largest national Indigenous and non-Indigenous gathering, the 2018 Atamiskākēwak Gathering (“Shake hands with each other in Greeting”) will take place in Moose Jaw this spring, from April 23rd to 28th, 2018. Other events connected with WACA’s mission include National Aboriginal History month in June and National Indigenous Person’s Day held on June 21st, as well as other events held throughout the year to offer healing connections, educate participants and build relationships. Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association (WACA) is a non-profit corporation which partners with several community organizations to further the calls to action and truth made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The TRC has made extensive efforts to build relationships with Canada’s Indigenous communities, and WACA seeks to extend that effort while continuing
to impart a wealth of other Indigenous culture to our city of Moose Jaw community and its youth. If you would like more information or would like to become involved with WACA, contact Lori Deets at 306.681.3740. To learn more or to take a sneak peek at upcoming indigenous
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Come to Moose Jaw and celebrate Christmas in October
Yvette Moore in her gallery. Every year about the last week of October, Moose Jaw heralds in the Christmas season with almost a week of festivities and shopping. The City of Moose Jaw gets into the spirit of things and trims the lights downtown so everything sparkles Christmas. The downtown core of shops and boutiques makes sure they are adorned for the season, as well as offering exceptional shopping deals for those that want to get a jump on Christmas shopping. People come from all over the province to get an early taste of the most beloved
season of the year, not to mention the great shopping that Moose Jaw offers to those that come to experience Christmas in October. Yvette Moore, creator of this magical event, makes sure her gallery (Yvette Moore Gallery) is dressed for the occasion in all its Christmas finery. She is a renowned artist and has captivated the heart and spirit of prairie life in her detailed and precise paintings that are on display and for sale, as well as other handcrafted items designed and produced by local artists/artisans. During Christmas in October each year, the gallery celebrates the spirit of Christmas in festive style, as well as hosting an “All the Trimmings Christmas Dinner” that is an especially sought-out and sold-out affair. Yvette’s heritage home housed the first Christmas in October in 1990 with every room decorated with her artwork, Christmas crafts of local artisans and complete with daughters dressed as elves.
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As the event grew in popularity, so did the need to house the occasion in a larger venue and in 1999, Yvette’s dream of owning her own art gallery would be realized with the purchase of the Land Titles Building on Fairford Street, now Yvette Moore Gallery. Her ingenuity launched an idea that has since become a widespread and anticipated affair that has spread throughout Moose Jaw and continues to welcome the community and beyond to embrace Christmas in October. Come share in what one person’s dream and a community have created. There may not be snow, but the spirit will be in full swing. Yvette Moore Gallery is located at 76 Fairford St. W with regular business hours. The gallery also houses The Gallery Café that offers artistically created lunches and desserts to satisfy any palate. You can visit the website for more information on the Gallery, Cafe and Christmas in October at www.yvettemoore.com/
Ship on the Prairie — and much more — at Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village
The story of the Finnish homesteader and the ship he built on the Saskatchewan Prairies is both intriguing and inspiring. The ship Tom Sukanen built almost 80 years ago to sail down the Saskatchewan/Churchill River system to this home in Finland sits peacefully at the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum – a tribute to the man’s vision, physical strength and character. The restored vessel and the tools Sukanen made by hand to construct the hull are on display.
The Sukanen Ship story and mystery is just one part of the 40-acre grounds and Prairie village. Started as an automobile club, the museum enters its 49th year in 2018 as one of Moose Jaw’s frequently visited attractions. Attendance has doubled in three years. Once the auto club was established, requests came to preserve buildings from the district: a school and a church. The village grew from that small start into numerous streets with over 75 buildings that a pioneer village would have. Stroll down Main Street, see the church, school, general store, newspaper office and the recently completed replica of an old drug store. Railway heritage buffs can re-live the past with a walk through the station and the adjacent caboose. Walking east on the street leads visitors past the carriage house, three settlers’ shacks to the fire hall and extensive fire engine collection. Turn west, walk past a cottage and blacksmith shop down the streets by gasoline alley and see over 200 vintage cars, trucks and tractors. The Bill Young collection of Allis Chalmers/Case tractors is one of the largest on the Prairies. Off to the north two cedar clad shacks are from the homestead where Prime Minister John Diefenbaker grew up. A 1913 wooden crib grain elevator in the meadow to the north is the largest restored elevator in the province. The museum is located 13 km south of Moose Jaw on Highway Two.
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Reviews show visitors really enjoy Sukanen Ship Museum One of the best ways to fi nd 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 Tripadvisor.com 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. Th e 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 re-stored. 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. Th e 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 . Th e 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. T e 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. Th is 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 wan-der 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.
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Moostletoe Artists Studio Tour
Wendy Parsons shows some of her handcrafted pottery that is available at the little church located at 1200 Lakeview Rd,just off Hwy 1. Parsons Dietrich pottery can be seen at www.parsons-dietrich-pottery.com . The artistic community within Moose Jaw abounds and is showcased through numerous events throughout the year. The signature Moostletoe Artists Studio Tour is just one of these annual showcase events that is highly anticipated. Mark your calendars; this year’s 8th annual Moostletoe Artists Studio Tour will be held on Saturday, October 20th. The tour is self-designated driving
tour on your own time-schedule during hours of operation. Individuals can visit participating artists’ studios and galleries, meet the artists and enjoy some early Christmas shopping. While at your first stop, you can pick up a passport, get a stamp at each stop and leave your card at you last studio visit for a chance to win a gift basket filled with handmade art from all the artists in the tour, valued at around
$250! On this tour, you get to meet Moose Jaw’s local artists/artisans who have been making a mark in the city with their unique styles of creativity from pottery to painting, glass to metal work and much more. People travel from near and far to see their work with the opportunity to purchase the artists’ handmade products. Local artist, Laura Hamilton will join this year’s tour again to showcase her signature figurative paintings that have grown popular over the last few years. You’ll also meet Wendy and Zach at the Parsons- Dietrich Pottery Studio housed in the historic church on Trans-Canada Hwy#1 on the outskirts of town. They have a well-stocked showroom and studio that is open throughout the year. There are many other notable artists who have received awards and are well-known in the art community. Be part of this popular self-drive tour around Moose Jaw. You will not be disappointed!
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Get your ‘furry fix’ at the Free to be Me Animal Sanctuary
Animal lovers who want to get their ‘furry fix’ can do so at the Free to be Me Animal Sanctuary! Located just a couple short miles west on Caribou Street, this wildlife respite has grown to become Moose Jaw’s hub for critter-loving! If you want to visit the Free to be Me Animal Sanctuary, you will need to call ahead to book an appointment, which ensures that the animals’ schedules and feeding times take place without interruption. Calling ahead also ensures that the sanctuary staff have the opportunity to prepare for you, because visitors are given a guided tour of the Sanctuary, complete with lots of opportunities to feed, scratch or snuggle some of the Sanctuary’s residents. The tours feature introductions with several domestic and exotic varieties of fur and fowl including Hope the billy goat, cats, pigs, dogs, alpacas and llamas, cows and sheep, horses and mini-horses, ostriches and emus, a chicken coup, a pigeon coup, an angora
rabbit, pot bellied pig pens, larger swine – much larger than ordinary slaughter sows – along with the gargantuan mud puddle they’ve customized for themselves. Some of the fowl visitors might meet include Quackers, a duck who thinks it’s a human who is learning to be a duck, a blind guinea fowl, two Peacocks, a rafter of turkeys and poults, several quail, baby ducks, a couple of roosters, precious little silky chicks, and a few varieties of chicken and geese. When they aren’t entertaining tour guests, the Sanctuary residents have an option to retire to the south pasture, where Shropshire has provided miles upon miles of free-range pasture in which the animals can roam. The tour is well worth the three-and-a-half-kilometre drive west on Caribou Street! If you would like more information about the Free to be Me Animal Sanctuary, and to book an appointment, give Louanne a call at 306.684.2231.
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Preserving Aboriginal culture, history and passing down traditions is pertinent in our Friendly City. On any given day, you can find Moose Jaw’s Gerry Stonechild doing just that! Whether it’s in our schools, local churches or trav-elling to other Prairie towns, Gerry, an Elder, tells stories of Aboriginal culture that holds strong, espe-cially among his youngest story lovers— children. There are diverse • Mountain Bike Instruction & Rentals types of stories that are told: In-structional sto• Canoe & Kayak Trips & Rentals ries which provides guidance on how to get on Birthday Parties, Staff Parties with life; Entertainment, Moral stories on•how • Group and Family Outing to behave or act and Spiritual or Sacred stories that are not told openly outside of Aboriginal culture. “Storytelling and oral history goes toRENTALS gether which helps to pass on our history, lan- afterwards. HereAinWEEK MooseINJaw, he has been 7 DAYS guage, culture values, spiritual beliefs, tradi- elling stories for 12 years in schools across the WAKAMOW tions, morals and protocols which are all very city, churches and other platforms. He shares JUNE TO SEPT. 12-8PM important. There were no televisions or radios stories at up to 20 schools each year, along and we would sit around fires and the elders with different church and cultural groups and told stories,” Gerry says. Gerry has been tell- other schools out-side of Moose Jaw—Assiniing stories for many years. He started story- boia, Gravel Bourg and Mortlach, to name a telling when he was in the war and cotinued few.
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Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Expansion Will Open Up Opportunities for City
Moose Jaw has opened its doors to increased economic activities for local businesses and investors that are set to benefit the city over the long term. Moose Jaw City Council approved the establishment of an Airport Authority and the expansion of the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport. This will see many long-term benefits for the city as it will attract more opportunities and open the gateway to commercial air travel to Moose Jaw. Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie agreed with this vision and voted in favour of expanding the runway at the Municipal Airport with the establishment of the Airport Authority. He noted that Moose Jaw, having a population of over 30,000, would benefit greatly with an expanded runway and the Airport Authority Model, moving forward in achieving a growing economy. The Authority will work to obtain matching funds already committed from private investors, the RM of MJ and the City of MJ. When funding is in place, the project will be tendered. Moose Jaw is happy to report that the expansion is shoveled already. This is an important move for our city for many reasons: · Economic Development—to attract businesses to invest in Moose Jaw and the Industrial Corridor
· More Hanger Development and an increase in maintenance shops · In support of aerial application businesses provided by Provincial Airways for crop protection from diseases and insects · To Expand the Job Market – highly-educated and highly-skilled jobs are needed in Moose Jaw—this initiative will create well-paying jobs · Medivac – the short runway has been a safety issue for Medivac. This move will ensure safe and efficient operations. Extension of the runway will allow for multi-engine aircrafts, corporate/ business aircrafts, aerospace industry and RCAF assets to safely operate at the MJMA, as well as pilot training. For more information on Moose Jaw’s Municipal Airport and to keep up on what’s happening, you can visit https://provincialairways.net.
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we can pass on to the customer is next to none.” The team at Carpet Gallery includes George Hadi, Jerry Alexander, Emma Fisher, Angela Deaust, Jon Stevenson, Michelle Malinowski and Joe Wiyunika Kasunai.” Carpet Gallery runs an excellent operation that believes in providing superior quality to its customers and the best customer service. “We run a very professional operation. We have a huge show room with lots of variety and samples. We have different manufacturers that we deal with who are all reputable, with the best quality. We don’t sell any off-goods, all reputable, number one quality goods here! We sell top quality products,” George emphasized. “The professionalism, the knowledge, installation expertise and high customer service are key factors in our operation. We want to make sure people leave here happy and we’ll go the extra mile for our customers to ensure they are satisfied.” If you want to install a new floor and need estimates and professional advice, Carpet Gallery provides free consultations within Moose Jaw, as well as out of town. They will put a package together that best suits your flooring needs. In addition to providing flooring services, Carpet Gallery also gives back to the community. “We believe in Moose Jaw and we make sure we are very strong in the community. We do a lot of charitable donations and give back to the community through sponsorships in different areas like kids’ hockey. Most recently, we supplied Riverside Mission with all flooring products for their renovation.” For more information, you can visit their website at www.carpetgalleryofmoosejaw or call 1.306.693.3977. They are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Also follow Carpet Gallery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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The 2018 Nominees and winners of the 5th Annual PRISM Awards. Each year, the Business Women of Moose Jaw in the categories of Perseverance, Role Model, Influential, Successful and Mentor. comes together to host the annual PRISM Awards that is usually held in early March. This award Following the nominations, the winners are announced at an Awards Gala. ceremony highlights and celebrates women across our city and area who have made an impact in their The awards ceremony also serves as a fundraiser for community. Transition House which the BWMJ has supported The women are nominated by members of the com- since the inception of the PRISM Awards. munity in several categories and subsequently are For more information and to see this yearâ€™s winners put in the spotlight to be recognized and celebrated. of the PRISM Awards, you can visit the Business They are celebrated for involvement in the commuWomen of Moose Jawâ€™s website at https://www. nity, as well as personal achievements, nominated businesswomenmoosejaw.com.
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T-Rex Discovery Centre just one part of Eastend attractions
Just like Scotty, the massive TRex dinosaur found in a coulee near Eastend, the T-Rex Discovery Centre sticks out of a hillside overlooking the pretty town on the far southwestern edge of Saskatchewan. Visitors see themselves and the town in the centre’s wall mirrors. The mighty T-Rex skeleton displayed inside the centre is part of the collection of these giant animals that roamed the countryside millions of years ago. Visitors can watch a palaeontolo-gist at work in the lab slowly
and carefully separating the fossil bones from the mud rocks that en-cased them for millions of years. Eastend was a sleepy little cow-town until an accidental discovery of Scotty’s bones in 1991. Learn how Scotty was named, see the difficulties getting his bones out of the coulee and learn how the dinosaurs survived in these lands. After the guided or self-guided tour, discover what it’s like to make a plaster cast protecting fossils from the air, or make a dinosaur tooth. School tours enjoy
field days here. The Centre opens May 19 and runs daily to Labour Day. Book by calling 306-295-4009, or email email@example.com. For readers, be sure and see the 1917 Wallace Stegner home on the banks of the Frenchman River where the Pulitzer prize-winning author grew up. The house is used by artists in residence. While in Eastend don’t forget to visit the local museum located in an old theatre building. Go downtown to eat at Jack’s Cafe and see the murals depicting stages of Eastend history from early times to today. Before heading home drive east a few minutes to Ravenscrag and up the trail to Jones Peak for a spectacular view of the coulees.
Twin-Lakes Ranch Ministries just minutes out of town
Twin Lakes Ranch Ministries is a faith-based, nonprofit organization located just minutes from Moose Jaw, SK on the #1 Highway of Heroes. Founded by Ron and Lorna Silvester, their life-long desire has been to “give (people) a future and a hope.” This began over 50 years ago as both Ron and Lorna had a desire to minister to youth and have expanded into all age and people groups. Twin Lakes Ranch is an Apostolic Resource Center that exists to train and equip individuals to fully live out their destiny. TLRM offers Christian Rodeo Bible Camps, Clinics and a fully-functioning outdoor arena in which they use as a platform to present Jesus. There are countless opportunities to be taught the Word of Faith in conferences, meetings and our regular “Word of Faith Night” every Tuesday evening. Home educated children are offered a weekly opportunity called “Discipleship Training School” which incorporates team building, instruction in the Word of God and building friendships. The Ranch is a place where the
rural and urban can connect, bringing generations and nationalities together with strong family values. It is a place of healing and restoration. What began as an individual idea of trail rides many years ago is blossoming into a full-fledged program offering many facets of sport instruction, conference-type gatherings, educational opportunities and recreational events. There are many events planned for 2018. “Ladies Day Out” on May 12th is designed for ladies to be immersed in God’s Word, challenge their faith, feast on food for the body and soul and cultivate old and new friendships. On June 16th, will be the Annual 10 & Under Kids Rodeo that features 25 children roping and riding in a non-competitive environment. Kylie Oaks Gatewood, of Bentonville, Arkansas is speaking at the Ranch July 25 & 26th. Rodeo Teen Camp, ages 12-19, takes place July 30Aug 2nd. The campers bring their horses and learn rodeo skills throughout the week. Buckaroo Camp, for ages 9-12, will follow on August 6 – 8th. Ron and Lorna, along with their family and board of directors, believe that Twin Lakes Ranch Ministries is a place where God meets with His people. It is open to the public and exists to help individuals grow into and walk out their destiny. The events at the Ranch are in a state of constant change so it is best to frequently check www.tlrm.net or “Twin Lakes Ranch Ministries” on Facebook for updates.
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Avonlea badlands: hidden Gem 30 minutes from Moose Jaw
The community of Avonlea was still in sight when the tour caught a glimpse of the Avonlea badlands. A few boulders strewn on a barren patch of dirt preceded the outline of badlands scarred by erosion over millions of years. The large boulders, called erratics, are between 70 million and 200 million years old, originally from the rocky far north, dropped by receding glaciers. The Avonlea badlands are small but have everything that better known badlands brag about — hoodos and cathedral style formations. No fossils have ever been found here. The tour crosses white clay bottom land with bits of vegetation here and there. A guide points out two cone-shaped mounds called the Sisters. The visitors climb to a hoodoo with a hole in it; it looks like an eerie eye. Walking below below the rim the tour passes castle style eroded pillars and what seems like giant organ pipes carved out of the wall by eons of erosion.
We see the deep imprint of a cow that walked on the wet clay. When the clay is wet there are no tours. The surface is too greasy. As we come out of the badlands down the gentle half mile slope to the cars, a visitor to other badlands comments: “These badlands are just as nice as Drumheller. They have just as many hoodoos.” The Avonlea Museum offers scheduled tours of the badlands between June and August. To book tours call 306-868-2101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Avonlea badlands: hidden treasure 30 minutes from Moose Jaw The community of Avonlea was still in sight when the tour caught a glimpse of the Avonlea badlands. A few boulders strewn on a barren patch of dirt preceded the outline of badlands scarred by erosion over millions of years. The large boulders, called erratics, are between 70 million and 200 million years old, originally from the rocky far north, dropped by receding glaciers. The Avonlea badlands are small but have everything that better
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known badlands brag about — hoodos and cathedral style formations. No fossils have ever been found here. The tour crosses white clay bottom land with bits of vegetation here and there. A guide points out two cone-shaped mounds called the Sisters. The visitors climb to a hoodoo with a hole in it; it looks like an eerie eye. Walking below below the rim the tour passes castle style eroded pillars and what seems like giant organ pipes carved out of the wall by eons of erosion. We see the deep imprint of a cow that walked on the wet clay. When the clay is wet there are no tours. The surface is too greasy. As we come out of the badlands down the gentle half mile slope to the cars, a visitor to other badlands comments: “These badlands are just as nice as Drumheller. They have just as many hoodoos.” The Avonlea Museum offers scheduled tours of the badlands between June and August. To book tours call 306-868-2101 or email email@example.com
A Vacation for Your
East Indian food can be as mild or as spicy as desired. One of the best things about traveling to other countries is trying the local cuisine and discovering new taste combinations, new textures and sometimes, new plants and proteins. Moose Jaw, however, has an international sampling of many cuisines right here in the Friendly City. You can let your taste buds travel across continents with the wide variety of authentic restaurants available here. There are numerous Chinese restaurants all over the city; I highly recommend Jade Gardens Restaurant downtown. If you enjoy Japanese food, Mitsu Café downtown offers authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi made right before your eyes. Nits Thai Food Restaurant offers great Thai specialties. Right downtown on Main Street there are two restaurants that offer authentic Mexican and Indian cuisine, the Chachalacas Mexican Cuisine restaurant and the Royal Spices Indian Cuisine restaurant. They have both garnered rave reviews from locals and visitors alike. You can find Jamaican food, Ukrainian food and Lebanese food, too. The Mad Greek on Main offers popular dishes from the Greece islands or you can visit Bobby Place right downtown
Lamb is a staple of Greek food. on High Street for very popular Englishstyle fish and chips. If you are a bit less adventurous and want to sink your teeth into a steak or a burger, there are lots of restaurants to choose from: Original Joe’s, the Great Canadian Brewhouse, Montanas, and many more. Moose Jaw has a number of pizza places, as well. If you enjoy chicken wings any style, visit Déjà vu Café that was once featured on the tv show You Gotta Eat Here. For fine-dining, the Grant Hall hotel will impress you with its glamourous ambience, as well as the menu that offers delectable choices. Temple Gardens Restaurant also offers fine-dining. Regardless of the restaurants you decide to dine at, your palate will be delighted with the adventure.
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Hopkins Dining Parlour
Welcome to Hopkins Dining Parlour - fondly recognized by locals and situated in the beautiful historic home of the late Edward Nicholas Hopkins. Glady Pierce along with her family, the late Wayne and Rick Pierce, cultivated this treasured, awardwinning local and provincial heritage site beginning with it’s purchase in 1978, through to it’s first meal served in 1979 and through several years and awards until present day where Glady continues to make it the cherished establishment community residents know and love. Hopkins Dining Parlour offers lunch, dinner and drink service on both reservation and walk-in basis. The four-story familyfriendly establishment boasts two banquet rooms, several large dinner tables, a fireplace area, lounge, indoor and outdoor patio dining experiences, all surrounded by breathtaking antique displays and a
turn-of-the-19th-century ambience. Ghost stories are also conspicuously optional for many who visit Hopkins Dining Parlour, as the restaurant has been featured on several notable television and news stories, thanks to it’s resident ghost who Glady and her staff affectionately refer to as “Minnie (the late Mrs. Hopkins).” In addition to having been featured in the Globe and Mail, local publications and Canadian television show ‘Creepy Canada,’ the restaurant is known for their nonghastly specials as well. These include the annual Medieval Feast nights every weekend during September and October, and more recently, Hopkins has featured specials such as “Manly Mondays” and “Wing Wednesdays.” Business Hours are: Lunch Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 am to 4:30 pm/Dinner Tuesday to Saturday 4:30 pm to close:Sunday and Monday 4 pm to closing Request a tour between 2 to 4 pm any day between Tuesday and Saturday, or make your reservation by calling 306.692.5995
Hopkins Dining Parlour is Saskatchewan's most unique restaurant with Victorian decor and antique furnishings. Great prime rib, seafood, steaks and 25 flavours of wings. Enjoy our beautiful patio during the summer months. Daily Lunch, Appetizer, Dinner and Drink Specials. We hope that as our guests you enjoy the quaint atmosphere and fine dining we enjoy offering. Within walking distance of the Mineral Spa, Underground Tunnels and our marvelous murals. CHECK US OUT ON
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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 www.dejavucafe.ca.
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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)
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average of 14,500 fans – or more – per game, making them one of the most successful franchises in the league when it comes to attendance. Much like the CFL’s Roughriders, fans travel from all over the province for Rush games, with their contests taking on the feel of an actual occasion as much as a regular sports contest. The NLL season runs from midDecember to late April, with teams playing one or two games a week. Playoffs begin in early May. As can be expected, tickets can be hard to come by, but are available in prices ranging from $30.75 to$60.75. For more information on the team and how to buy tickets, check out www.saskrush.com
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It’s an old saying – everyone loves in Saskatchewan and went on to a winner. But when it comes to repeat as NLL champions. They the Saskatchewan Rush and the followed that with a 12-6 record National Lacrosse League, it’s in 2017 and again reached the league final before falling short of become a whole lot more. The professional lacrosse squad winning their third straight franmoved to Saskatoon from Ed- chise title. monton for the 2016 season de- As great as it is to be able to cheer on a(West winner, the Rush game-day spite winning the North NLL Service title the Road 1702 Main St. Side) previous year. As a result, the experience has become so much Fax: 694-4256 Rush hit the ground running – and more. Fan interaction and support winning. The team put together a of the team has been astonishing, 13-5 record in their first season building regularly year-to-year.
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55+ Games expected to be a highlight of the summer
The Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association was formed with a goal if highlighting the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle at every age, not only through physical fitness but through positive social interactions and wellness in mind and body. No event more embodies those ideals than the 2018 SSFA 55+ Provincial Games, which will be coming to Moose Jaw during the July 10th weekend. More than 750 athletes from all over the province will take part in the Gamesâ€™ various events, of which a total of 18 will be offered including the sports five-pin bowling, golf, lawn bowling, shuffleboard, bocce, pickleball, slo-pitch, eight-ball billiards, swimming, tennis and track and field. Competition will also take place in the card games contract and duplicate bridge, cribbage, kaiser and whist as well as the board game Scrabble. Those with a talent for writing can compete in poetry and short-story writing. The 2018 Games featured a pair of winter sports earlier this spring, with regular curling and twoperson stick curling that took place on Mar. 25-27 at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre. The Games are held every two years at venues all over Saskatchewan and have previously taken place in Moose Jaw in 1992 and 2006.
For more information on the Games or to find out how to volunteer, check out www.ssfa.ca/programs/ ssfa_55_games.
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Lots of golf courses to play in Moose Jaw region
Golfers have three courses to play with-in the City of Moose Jaw, but that just scratches the surface for the district. At least six other interesting and chal-lenging courses are within easy driving distance of the city The century-old 5,662-yard Hillcrest Golf course on the northern edge features rolling hills, coulees and waterways along Spring Creek. Provincial tournaments are often played at the Hillcrest course. Further west along the Spring Creek valley, Lynbrook Golf Course offers players two water obstacles, trees and rough Prairie grass on its 5,806 -yard fairways. Developed in the early 1900s, Lynbrook hosts many tournaments and social functions. The privately-owned Deer Ridge execu-tive course winds along the Moose Jaw River Valley over the water and around the sprawling river flats. The 2,985-yard course turned the river area adjacent to the city into a scenic spot. Atmosphere and challenging holes mark the Harbour Golf Club and Re-sort, a championship course, along the Lake Diefenbaker shoreline. The 6,405 yard course is located next to a ma-rina in a bay near Elbow. Players enjoy fairways
with the smell of fresh water, sand dunes and views of sail boats on the lake. Just 40 minutes drive from Moose Jaw, the Long Creek Golf Course at Avon-lea has golfers play along Long Creek coulee farm country. The Long Creek course, 6,542 yards, attracts visitors from Regina, the provinceâ€™s capital city. About 90 minutes from Moose Jaw the nine-hole Sageview Golf Course in the Palliser Regional Park at Riverhurst made the top 10 list for the Saskatch-ewan Automobile Association in 2014. Great scenery among sand dunes, sage-brush and shores of Lake Diefenbaker may distract some golfers. In the south the Willow Bunch Golf Course, in a coulee near where Sitting Bull and his fleeing tribes camped 150 years ago, golfers can imagine the past. Thomson Lake, an oasis located in the middle of the Prairies near Lafleche, has nine holes along the trees planted by park founders. The 3,000 yard Coronach Golf Course 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.
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Golf Club & Resort Opened in 1988 to the public, this 18 hole championship course is situated on the bluffs overlooking the scenic Lake Diefenbaker at Harbor Recreational Site in Elbow, Saskatchewan. Feast your eyes on the panoramic view of miles of sandy beaches, the lake, the sailboats and our spectacular golf course. Browse the well-stocked pro-shop, take time to enjoy the beauty of the harbor or relax around a natural fireplace with friends and family. Our clubhouse, with its outdoor patio, dining area and licensed lounge, provides enjoyment for golfers, sailors and sightseers alike. We also have a concession open during pro shop hours. 2018 Golf Rates (taxes not included)
An 18 hole championship course situated on the bluffs overlooking the scenic Lake Diefenbaker at Elbow Harbor Recreational Site in
Large greens that are well bunkered make it an exciting challenge to all levels of golf enthusiasts.
($2 per hole, includes cart) Adult 18 Holes (Tues-Thurs) Adult 18 Holes (Fri-Sun, Holidays) Senior 18 Holes (any day) Adult 9 Holes (Tues-Thurs) Adult 9 Holes (Fri-Sun, Holidays) Senior 9 Holes (any day) Adult Twilight** Junior (age 12 to 17) - 18 holes Junior (age 12 to 17) - 9 holes Junior (under age 12)
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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. Menâ€™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 www.lynbrookgolf.org
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Hillcrest Golf Club ...SINCE 1913
Welcome to one of Southern Saskatchewan's premier golf courses! The Hillcrest Golf Club totals 6400 yards from the back tees, and is of classic prairie design. Its holes play in and out of the creek valley providing many challenging elevation changes. The course will test the golfer in many ways, normally requiring the use of every club in a golfer's bag If you truly love golf, there is simply no better choice than the Hillcrest Golf Club. This unique setting is the ideal location for local players or golfers who travel from outside the area. The tranquil atmosphere along with our naturally fed spring creek, rolling hills, and our poplar trees complete the landscape. As you travel the course you cannot help but bask in the rich traditions of this 104 year old course. Our convenient location makes us an ideal choice for corporate
outings, charity events or company functions. Just a short 35 minute drive west of Regina on the double lane Highway #1. We are located at the corner of Thatcher and Main St N, with easy access from the hwy for out of town visitors. Whether it is the back shop, kitchen or pro shop, our friendly and you with the treatment all our members are accustomed too. Our dedication to one is our main goal. Come experience golf the Hillcrest Way! Hillcrest Golf Club 1599 Main Street West Moose Jaw, Sask 306 693 1921 www.hillcrestgolf.ca
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Yara Centre a sport’s facility for all seasons
Gainer the Gopher, the Saskatchewan Roughrider Mascot was happy to visit YaraCentre.
Yara Centre is Moose Jaw’s largest multi-varied sports attraction for the past seven years. Thousands visit the facility each week to take advantage of the 365-meter walking track, 60 x 100-meter soccer turf, utilize the fitness center, as well as to compete in a
variety of sports. The field house offers opportunity for people of all ages to be active indoors, on man-made terrain, free of the unpredictable outdoor elements. The facility is home to several sport organizations including Moose Jaw’s Baseball,
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Lacrosse, Minor Girls Fastball, Rugby Football Club, Soccer Association, Touch Football, and Ultimate Frisbee. Activities to expect during 2018 include seniors’ programs such as walking, stretching, Zumba and endurance, as well as therapy classes, Pilates, cardio, strength, cycle, endurance, and Zumba classes for all ages. In addition to encouraging healthier lifestyles with their wonderful programs, Yara Centre offers family events and facility rentals, childcare ‘drop-in’ opportunities, and open turf time. Of note, the public is invited to “walk the track” any day of the week. For more information and a list of current events at the field house, telephone 306.694.4560 or visit https://www.yaracentre.ca/
Kinsmen Sportsplex Indoor Bunyard Pool/ArenaBehind all-season facility Architect Richard Many take to the water for traditional swimming pursuits.
Beautiful Heritage Buildings inis aMoose Jaw Attached to the pool leisure area with several
Moose Jaw is renowned for its many fun activities, a whirlpool and one of the highlights beautiful heritage buildings and the city for many youngsters, a 200-foot waterslide. The Sportsplex offers swimming classes for all would just not be the same if it weren’t for age groups, from Parents and Tots to Bronze Cross Richard Geoffrey Bunyard, the architect lifeguard courses and Adult classes throughout the behind many of the city’s old buildings. winter and spring as well as a full Water Workout Bunyard was born and educated in En- program. before coming Sportsplex to Canadais in 1902. In addition to a wide variety of regular swim times Thegland Moose Jaw Kinsmen a yearduring the week, a free family and lap swim takes round youngthe andfirst old architectural alike can dip By facility 1906 hewhere opened into the waters for a swim in the pool or skate off place every Friday from 6 to 7:15 p.m., with a free firm in Moose Jaw, where he became one public swim immediately following from 3:30 to 5 some stress in the hockey arena, as well as enjoy of southern Saskatchewan’s numerous other amenities available. most promi- p.m. A free teen swim takes place every Saturday Thenent local architects. 25-metre poolBunyard with the adjacent hockey leftfrom an indelible impression on the city’s 7:15 to 9 p.m. designed doz- night arena is located at 855 MacDonald St. and features For more information, times costs for Kinsmen identity that is still feltand today. ens variety of buildings in the the next a wide of activities and city swimover schedules for Sportsplex events, be sure to check www.moosebeautifamilies and years. adults. He also designed buildings Of course, there are many more 20-plus or give the pool The main pool features 10 swimming lanes and one jaw.ca/parks/recreation/swimming ful heritage buildings and homes within Belle Plaine, Saskaandinthree-metre divingTuxford, boards forOutlook, those looking to a shout at 306-694-4483. the Friendly City. This list includes the toon, and Regina. Some of Bunyard’s buildings still stand Moose Jaw Public Library, City Hall, today, including the Bellamy Block, the Hopkins Dining Parlour, the Natatorium, Elk (Sun) Block — formerly the Domin- and Zion United Church. more about Moose Jaw’s ion Lands Office and now home to the Want to know The city’s Heritage Tunnels of Moose Jaw — Prince Arthur heritage buildings? Advisory Committee maintains School, and the Grant Hall Hotel. a website Bunyard also designed the chapel at that lists many current and former heriEach list Moose Jaw Cemetery, which is where tage buildings within the city. ing features photos and information on many of the city’s prominent early resi dents are buried. The chapel features a so- the heritage value of each property. system that keeps The list is hosted on the city’s official webphisticated ventilation go to www. site. To visit the site, simply the basement dry. moosejaw.ca. On the left-hand side is a Unfortunately, some of Bunyard’s buildcolumn that says “Quick Links.” There ings have since been destroyed. Bunyard was a founding member of the you will find the “Heritage Advisory 89 2018 Moose Jaw Magazine.com Association of Architects and served as Committee” link. Clicking on that will launch a new column with the names of its president for two terms. In later years, he studied painting under featured properties. Use it to create your
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Miller Express gear up for new season
Members of the Moose Jaw Miller Express celebrate a late-game home run during the 2017 season. The Moose Jaw Miller Express have made Ross Wells Park one of the premier destinations for fans of high-level baseball in the province. The local squad takes the field in the Western Major Baseball League, a 12-team league featuring teams from throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. The league is considered one of the top summer collegiate baseball leagues in Canada and features many elite NCAA Division I and II players. The Miller Express – coached by long-time bench boss Michael Hunt – posted a 23-25 record last season, reaching the first round of the playoffs where they lost to the eventual league champion Swift Current 57s. The team plays at arguably the best baseball park in
Saskatchewan; Ross Wells Park is often lauded as a true jewel of the sport any time conversations about the sport come up. The park can accommodate over 2,000 fans and is often the place to be on warm summer nights. The WMBL’s schedule is especially compact, kicking off at the beginning of June and wrapping up 48 games later at the end of July. The team plays almost every night as a result, with plenty of action to keep baseball fans entertained. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for students (six years and older). Fans can also purchase a Buddy Pack of 25 tickets for $195. For more information, contact the Miller Express at 306-691-1402.
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WHL Warriors are Moose Jaw’s team
The Moose Jaw Warriors finished first place overall in the Western Hockey League regular season and in this photo they are celebrating their overtime win in Game 2 of the first round of playoffs against the Prince Albert Raiders. 2018
There can be little question that the Moose Jaw Warriors are part of the heart and soul of the Moose Jaw sports community – and after a season filled with success that feeling has only intensified. The 2017-18 Western Hockey League campaign was like none other for the Tribe. Several years of building toward this season paid off in spectacular fashion as the Warriors finished the
regular season with a 52-15-2-3 record and 107 points, besting their previous best-ever record by an impressive eight wins. Most impressively, the Warriors finished first overall in the Western Hockey League and were presented with the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy during the team awards night. It’s tough to have that many wins without some spectacular performances on the ice, with Jayden Halbgewachs leading the way. The 20-year-old forward finished the season as the WHL scoring leader, scoring a team-record-tying 70 goals and 129 points. Fellow Warriors overager Brayden Burke led the league in scoring much of the season before a late injury saw him miss a halfdozen games. He finished the campaign with 31 goals and 113 points, while Justin Almeida came within a couple of points of the century mark after scoring 43 goals and 98 points. Goaltender Brody Willms set a team record with 37 wins while finishing fifth in the WHL with a 3.00 goals against average. The Warriors also had a major highlight outside of Mosaic Place, as captain Brett Howden, tradedeadline acquisition Kale Clague and head coach Tim Hunter were all members of the gold-medal winning Team Canada squad from the 2018 World Junior Championships.
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The Roughriders are truly Saskatchewan’s team When you live in a city only 45 minutes away from the greatest sport’s attraction in the province, you can bet there will be a whole lot of fans who regularly make the trek to catch games. When that team is the Saskatchewan Roughriders, well, seeing thousands of fans from all corners of the province show up at Mosaic Stadium on game day is no surprise. The Roughriders are coming off 10-8 season in the Canadian Football League, a campaign where they reached the playoffs for the first time since 2014 and reached the East Final before falling to the Toronto Argonauts. After such a successful season, the Riders and their rabid fanbase will be looking for even more in 2018. Training camp opens at the end of May, with Saskatchewan playing their first pre-season game on May 27 in Edmonton against the Eskimos. After their lone home game of
Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman and Moose Jaw product Scott Schultz celebrates with the Grey Cup after the Riders’ win in 2007 the exhibition schedule against seat state-of-the-art park replaced Calgary on June 8, the Roughrid- the legendary Taylor Field and ers kick off the regular season at features an incredible array of home against the Toronto Argo- features that make the game-day nauts on June 14. experience for fans all the more Tickets are often scarce for Rider memorable. games, especially since moving For ticket costs and information, into their palatial new digs in check out www.riderville.com/ the brand new Mosaic Stadium tickets/ or call 1-88-474-3377 or last season. The 33,000-40,000 email at email@example.com.
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Located in the heart of downtown Moose Jaw. Panda Tire & Auto, a family owned local business, has been serving Moose Jaw and area residents for the past 28 years. Although vehicles have changed a lot in that time the basic reason for our existence has remained constant. We believe it’s important that when you choose to do business with the team at Panda Tire & Auto, you feel completely comfortable with any decision you make about keeping your automobile operating safely and reliably. Our shop is unique in many ways. For example, we have a learning center where you can not only see and touch many common automotive parts, but also learn how they work. We have lots of demonstrators to play with for automotive systems such as timing belts, wheel hubs, shocks, and struts. Video on demand available on a big screen TV for you to view animations so you may gain a better understanding of how the various systems work. There is even a tire which shows diﬀerent tread depths helping answer the questions like “What does 5 – 32nds of an inch or 7mm tread depth actually look like?” If you are like most people you will ﬁnd it easier to take in new information visually thru our extensive show and tell way of explaining automobiles. There is a family feeling about the place because we are after all, a local family business. There’s a small museum display in the spacious showroom featuring a model ‘T’ Ford and of course there are many Pandas of all kinds everywhere you look. In our comfortable waiting area there’s cold water in the fridge, coﬀee and TV. While our atmosphere is fun, an automobile is an investment and we take our responsibility for providing you with the information you need so you may make informed intelligent decisions seriously. Every team member at Panda will work with you and within your budget to develop a cost -eﬀective maintenance plan and provide choices that make ﬁnancial common sense. We will never put money ahead of people. Technicians on our team are the best, very competent and well qualiﬁed. They regularly attend update training to keep up with the newest technology. Should a question arise that your personal service advisor can’t answer your servicing technician is always willing to speak directly with you to answer any technical questions you may have. Our shop is well equipped with modern technology and tools. Services that we perform range from simple maintenance services and tires to complicated diagnostics, brake work, suspension, and wheel alignment to name just a few. Give us a call, we would love to help you to look after your automobile. Curtis, Rosemarie, and the team.
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Buffalo Pound Provincial Park just a short drive away
Located 24 kilometers north of the trans Canada Highway on Highway 301, Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Campsite rentals are available year-round, offering electrical and water sites from approx. April 1st until October 31st. It is here where you will be able to take in a few different types of hiking and walking trails, from the live bison trails to the marshy boardwalk and wildlife viewing area at Nicolle Flats. This scenic provincial park also offers pond, lake and ice fishing, the most common variety of catches include Walleye, Pike, Trout and Perch. Maple Vale campsite area houses a small convenience store which has supplied campers with almost all their camping needs for several years. North of the Buffalo Pound boat launch, the more recently added Squirrely Putt & Play boasts a mini golf course, rock-climbing wall, as well as mountain bike, kayak and paddle boat rentals.
Although there are barbeques and firepits scattered throughout the Buffalo Pound campgrounds, visitors who prefer to have a taste of the city prepared for them can also visit the little camper on the west side of the swimming pool and order up chicken fingers or a tasty bowl of fries. Elmview Pool is the only heated outdoor swimming pool within walking distance of two public swimming beaches. Campers who are interested in pre-registering for summer swimming lessons at the Elmview Pool are invited to do so online by visiting https://saskparks.goingtocamp.com/BrowseMaps?Calendar To reserve your campsite now, call 1.855.737.7275 You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org For information about weekly programming and upcoming events, contact Parks at 306.694.3229 or 306.694.3320, or call the toll-free number at 1.800.205.7070
That pile of white stuff at Chaplin is not potash
The sights are out of this world driving on the Trans-Canada Highway by the village of Chaplin. Visitors are flanked on one side by a flat lake with a sulphur odour and white covered shores. On the other side small mountainous piles of white stuff separate the highway from a factory on the north. The white stuff has been mistakenly described as potash in a video posted on You Tube. The piles of white material are raw sodium sulphate, a chemical mined from the lake bottom and used for a variety of products from paper production, cosmetics and explosives to starch and window de-frosters, The sodium sulphate in the lake was deposited thousands of years ago when the salt sea covering most of the Prairies evaporated and the salt deposits
concentrated.. The sodium sulphate plant at Chaplin shares the shallow alkaline lake with numerous bird species all year and other species for short periods of time. Chaplin Lake is a critical stopover in May and August for millions of birds on their annual migrations north and south. Birds stop to rest and gain weight for up to 10 days before proceeding on their 3,000 mile flights. The lake’s population of tiny shrimp is a delicacy for birds. The largest Saskatchewan population of the endangered piping plover lives on the lake flats along with other shorebirds from upland sand pipers to the Wilson’s phalaropes and the colourful American avocet. The sodium sulphate harvest is managed to keep the birds’ food source and habitat healthy. To see how the mineral plant and the birds’ environment operates together stop at the Chaplin Nature Centre. The Centre’s displays teach viewers about the role Chaplin Lake plays in bird migrations and the local shorebirds. The centre offers tours of the extensive road network along and through the lake where visitors can see the birds and view firsthand how the birds and mineral harvesters co-exist.
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Hidden attraction found deep in the South Country Thirteen years ago the Town of Assiniboia welcomed the opening of the Shurniak Art Gallery. The 8,000 square foot gallery displays the collected art works of business executive Bill Shurniak. The gallery was the retired globe trotting business leader’s way of saying thank you to the community where he started his career as a bank teller — a job from which he was rapidly promoted. Eventually, the son of Polish immigrants from nearby Limerick, did business consulting on four continents — North America, Europe, Asia and Australia — gradually building his collection of art from all places. He sought out works by “up and coming” artists from paintings to sculpture to Indigenous themed art. That collection, or parts of it, are rotated along with local art work in the gallery. Featured this spring are Sandra Lamontagne, Kent Tate/Sharon Olson and the Group of Ten photographers. Not everyone was certain of the gallery’s success initially. Shurniak received approval to build the gallery and gift it to the town only after ensuring the operation will never be a drag on taxpayers.
If the town ever finds the gallery too burdensome, the collection and building will be sold. All proceeds will go to scholarships at the University of Saskatchewan. No one talks about that possibility any more. The tour buses keep arriving and complementing individual visiting groups. Visitors tour seven art rooms, each named for a local village. Canadian paintings include pieces by Alan C. Collier, Nicholas de Grandmaison, James Henderson, Doris McCarthy, Franklin Arbuckle, Yehouda Chaki, and Allen Sapp. Fresh Start, the in-house cafe offers home-made baking and treats.
Claybank brick plant kilns a sure fire attraction
The Blue Hills looming high southeast of Moose Jaw got their name from the rich bluish clay soil — clay used to build one of Saskatchewan’s first industries. The Claybank Brick plant, located on 256 acres at the foot of the hills, is a national heritage site and has been called one of the best examples still left of early 20th Century industry in North America. The plant and machinery from the clay storage sheds to the mold rooms to the brick presses and kilns are much as they were in 1912 when the factory was opened after local investors raised the equivalent of $12 million in today’s money to build the place. Fortunately for visitors, the Claybank and District Historical Society has restored much of the factory,
operating the site as a tourist attraction from May until the end of August. Visitors can arrange guided tours or do a self-guided tour through the cluster of buildings. The plant included a brick bunkhouse sleeping 40 workers and a kitchen. The two-storey bunkhouse building has been restored to serve as a gift shop/ concession and offices for the Historical Society. When at the bunkhouse don’t forget to try the mouth-watering home-made saskatoon pie. Or bring a picnic lunch and have pie for dessert. For the more adventurous, the plant site offers an opportunity to hike into the nearby Massold canyons to see where the clay came from and to glimpse local wildlife. The plant attracts school tours as well as other visitors. Once a year on the last Sunday in June, the plant pulls out all the stops for a Heritage Day celebration. Visitors can ride the railway jigger, view and try old time skills like rope making, and see entertainers perform as well as tour the buildings. The site is a slow 30-minute drive from Moose Jaw. To go: Take Highway One east of Moose Jaw to Highway 39, turn right on Highway 339 to Briercrest. Continue on 339 to Claybank.
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Receding glaciers left Dirt Hills sand region south of Moose Jaw A large area south and east of Moose Jaw, called the Dirt Hills, was left by receding glaciers between 10,000 and 12,000 years ago. Monstrous chunks of ice peeling off glaciers left holes now marked by lakes and potholes of water. Pure sandy soil was scraped from elsewhere and left in this region west from Avonlea’s Blue Hills to the Cactus Hills near Briercrest south to the Dirt Hills in the Spring Valley area. Receding glaciers left scars across North America but the Dirt Hills are the largest push hill system in Canada. High ridges, coulees and wide valleys mark the countryside, providing habitat for wildlife and since the 1880s, for cattle ranching. Clumps of old planted trees along the grid roads are reminders of the flow of homesteaders, many from Austria, who settled in the sandy hills during the early 1900s. The highest point in a line between the Cypress Hills and Ontario’s mountains was identified here by federal surveyors. It is marked by a geodetic cairn used by
the Dominion Survey to develop the land titles survey. On the south end, Oro Lake, hidden in the hills, was once a bustling summer playground. Today a few people still camp there. The Royal North West Mounted Police frequented the deep lake. Some 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 between May 15 and September 15. Visitors will view the 100-year-old Roman Catholic Church with its unique plaster Stations of the Cross. The tour includes awesome views, Oro Lake, 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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BUILDING A SAFER COMMUNITY COMMITTEE
Services Directory Agencies, organizations and schools making a difference together!
What is Violence?
Violence is any purposeful act or actions that cause physical, emotional, mental or spiritual damage/injury/ hurt to an individual or a group of people. Abuse is any act or lack of action that takes power over or lessens the power of a person or group of people in order to cause mental, emotional, physical or spiritual hurt and stress. Canadian Mental Health Association: (306) 692-4240 www.cmhamj.com Research, education, advocacy and promotion of mental health and mental well being. Canadian Red Cross: (306) 692-9776 www.redcross.ca Prevention education, information training & workshops that promote respect in terms of relationship violence, bullying & child abuse. Five Hills Health Region: Mental Health & Addictions Services: (306) 691-6464 http://www.fhhr.ca/MentalHealth.htm Information, intervention, group services, assessment, counseling, services for children, adolescents, and adults. Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Separate School Division # 22: (306) 694-5333 www.htcsd.ca Information, prevention, intervention, post intervention, therapy/counseling, referral with children/families. John Howard Society: (306) 693-0777 www.johnhoward.ca Helping offenders, victims and families: advocacy, program development, public education, networking and branch support services. Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868 www.kidshelpphone.ca Toll-free, 24-bilingual, confidential and anonymous phone and web counseling, referral and information service for children and youth. Ministry of Justice â€“ Custody, Supervision and Rehabilitation Services: (306) 694-3649
Corrections and Policing, under the Ministry of Justice, delivers many services and programs to fulfill its mandate to promote safe Saskatchewan Communities. Community Corrections is responsible for the provision of correctional and rehabilitative services to adults and youth in conflict with the law. Ministry of Social Services: (306) 694-3647 https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/ government-structure/ministries/social-services Child protection, community living; family violence, foster care, income assistance. Moose Jaw & District Seniors: (306) 6944223 www.mjsenior.com Social, physical and mental well being programs for seniors 50 and over. Moose Jaw Housing Authority: (306) 6944055 www.moosejawhousingauthority.com Provide adequate, suitable and affordable housing for individuals and households with low to moderate incomes. Moose Jaw Multicultural Council: (306) 6934677 www.mjmcinc.ca Settlement, language classes, employment services, Resource Centre, licensed day care, and volunteer opportunities. Moose Jaw Police Service: (306) 694-7600 Moose Jaw Pride: (306) 692-3388 www.moosejawpride.ca A resource centre and drop-in space for those wanting to know more about gender and sexual diversity. Moose Jaw Pride organizes community events throughout
the year in Moose Jaw and in other smaller centres across Saskatchewan. Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Mounted Police: (306) 691-4670 Fdiv-moose_jaw@rcmp-grc. gc.ca The overall goals are Crime Reduction, Crime Prevention and Safe and Secure Communities. These goals can best be achieved through a partnership based on community and police relations. Moose Jaw Women’s Transition House: (306) 693-6511, Outreach Program: (306) 6936847, Children’s Program: (306) 693-6848 www.mj-transitionhouse.com 24-hour crisis line, shelter for women and children, children’s programming, individual or group support for any individual experiencing violence. Prairie South School Division #210: (306) 693-4631 www.prairiesouth.ca Information, prevention, intervention, post intervention, referral with children/families. Roots of Empathy: (306) 690-6201 www.rootsofempathy.org An evidence-based program for Kinder-Grade 8 students that
teaches emotional literacy and increases empathy among children by partnering with a parent and their new baby who visit the class each month. Building caring, peaceful and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults. Seniors Neglect and Abuse Response Line: Regina & Area (306) 757-0127 (Mobile Crisis) http://skseniorsmechanism.ca/resourcesprograms/seniors-neglect-abuse-responseline/ 24 hour Crisis - Senior Abuse includes physical/sexual; psychological, emotional, and verbal; financial; neglect; and denial of entitlements protected by law. Victim Services: Moose Jaw & District: Coordinator: (306) 694-7621 www.mjpolice.ca/ resources/VictimsServices Information, support and referrals for victims of crime and tragic events. Volunteers, (306) 694-7624 YMCA of Moose Jaw: (306) 692-0688 www.mjymca.ca We offer a variety of children, youth, adult and family programs to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.
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Exploring our province with 2018 Saskatchewanderer: Lots to do in the ‘land of the living skies’ are some other places in Saskatchewan to visit that can be a great family trip, exploring your own province. 2018 Saskatchewanderer, Kevin Dunn is on a tour of our province and along the way, he has made some provincial travel destination suggestions that he says are to be added to your list of “must visit” places in Saskatchewan. Last year, Moose Jaw was voted one of the top 10 coolest downtowns in Canada. It also hosted one of the biggest country concerts—Coors Banquet after outvoting a number of small towns across the country. Again in 2017, it was home to Rogers Hometown Hockey. As you can see from these huge events, the Friendly City has been bubbling with activities and the rest of Canada is taking notice. Its historic downtown, Tunnels of
Moose Jaw, its featured gigantic sculpture of Mac the Moose and the colorful murals across the city are just some of the other things that make this city great. At the heart of the city is its warm and welcoming residents who boast Moose Jaw pride. Our city is filled with great achievements and lots of things to do. It is definitely one of the cities in Saskatchewan that is a mustvisit! In addition to Moose Jaw, there
Here are Kevin’s top 5 places to visit across Saskatchewan: #1 Waskesiu Prince Albert National Park Often you hear of Waskesiu being the hot tourist spot to be at in the summer months. True. But did you know it is open in the winter too? Waskesiu is absolutely beautiful in the winter time. You can borrow ski or snowshoe equipment to head out onto the trails, walk the famous Boundary
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Bog or Waskesiu River, enjoy the fluffy snow covered trees, and at the end of the day relax up on the rooftop in one of two hot tubs at the Hawood Inn, which is open year-round. #2 Big River, Ness Creek Site -Big River is located in north central Saskatchewan on the edge of the Boreal Forest. The landscape that surrounds it is diverse; with rolling hills covered in dense forest and lakes that stretch for miles and miles. No matter what season it is, the scenery in and around Big River is spectacular. Also being within a 5 minute drive to the local ski hill of Timber Ridge, and a twenty-minute drive from the popular Ness Creek site and west side of Prince Albert National Park - Big River is well located for an excellent experience of enjoying the outdoors. #3 Elk Ridge Resort - Just outside of Waskesiu in the
Prince Albert National Park is one of Saskatchewanâ€™s premier all-season resorts. Elk Ridge Resort. It feels like a winter village. During the winter months, activities are endless and so are the trails. You can snowshoe, cross- country ski, skate on the famous Elk Ridge Pond and also go tobogganing! #4 Greenwater Provincial Park - Greenwater Provincial Park is located in east central Saskatchewan. Situated on the edge of the Porcupine Forest, the Park hosts a number of reasons to why you should make a visit. During the winter months, snow is often deep and the lake ice is covered with fishing shacks. What makes Greenwater unique in the winter is it becomes the central hub for snowmobile trails. In fact the park hosts up to 100 kilometers of groomed trails for snowmobilers to use. Lodge rentals are available all season - so you can get comfortable, making yourself
at home and relax. #5 Wapiti Valley Ski Resort -Uniquely located in the Wapiti Valley, the ski resort is the perfect hill to learn how to ski or board. At the top, the view is astonishing. Landscape surrounding Wapiti is diverse with aspen, birch, and poplar trees covering the rolling valley slopes along the North Saskatchewan River. This is skiersâ€™ paradise in Saskatchewan. With multiple runs, and close proximity to communities such as Melfort, Wapiti Valley Ski Resort makes can be the perfect day trip getaway for the whole family. Kevin may be stopping in your town as he tours Saskatchewan. To follow Kevin on his journey across the province throughout this year, you can follow him at www.saskatchewanderer.ca, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and Twitter @saskatchewanderer.
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Furnished private rooms Elevator service
Unrestricted visiting hours Home cooked meals
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Church Of Our Lady 566 Vaughan St 306-692-2950
Masses: Saturdays 7pm Sundays 10am & 5:15pm UNITED
St Joseph's Parish 1064 3rd Ave NW 306-694-1944 Masses Saturdays 5pm Sundays 9am &11am UNITED
Zion United Church
Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford
Worship Services and Sunday School for Children Sundays 10:30am "Everyone welcome" July, 2018 St. Andrew’s United congregants will be worshiping at Zion United Church
423 Main St. N. 306-692-3842 M zionunitedchurch Minister: Rev. Tim Ellis Music Director: Bruce Learmonth Sunday Service/Children’s Program 10:30 a.m. No Services in August UNITED
Trinity United Church 277 Iroquois St W 306-692-5445
Special Dinners for the Community: Square Meal – September Christmas Inn – Christmas Day
Worship Service Sundays 10:30am No Services in August
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60 Athabasca Street East Phone: 306-692-0533 firstname.lastname@example.org
Minto United Church
1036 7th Ave. NW • 306-693-6148 Worship Service Sundays 10:30am No Services in July
Rev. Dr. Dean Pinter
Sunday Worship Services
Holy Eucharist 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 124-1st. Ave.NE 306-694-5445 www.mjanglican.org
“NO PERFECT PEOPLE” Sundays @ 9 & 11am - victorymj.com
u rches this Sunday! BAPTIST
First Baptist Church 1010 Main St N • 306-692-3137
You are welcome to join us in Prayer, Praise, Worship & Study to Glorify God
Sunday Service 11am
Now worshipping at 27 Hochelaga St. W The beautiful home of Central Lutheran Church HOLY COMMUNION Book of Common Prayer
Sunday 11:30 am (new time)
CHRISTIAN Salvation Army Moose Jaw Community Church 2 Wintergreen Drive • 306-694-0045 Worship Service Sundays 11am 175 1st Ave NW Worship Service *Sundays 6:30pm
Church of Christ
no services July, August, December
Pastors- Majors Dan & Wendy Broome
901 James St. 306-693-4064 LUTHERAN
CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF MENNONITE BRETHREN
Sep - May: Sun. 10 AM Bible Class 11 AM Worship Service June - Labour Day: Sun. 10:30 AM Devotional 11 AM Worship Service
27 Hochelaga St W
Midweek Bible Study:
Radio Broadcast Sunday 7:45 am 800 CHAB
6:00-7:00pm followed by supper
(call to confirm location)
303 Coteau Street W • 306-313-4689
Tuesday to Friday 9-12 Sunday Service 10:00 am
Coffee & Fellowship before and after service
t . E 5 g APOSTOLIC
Sunday Celebration Service 10:30 am - Noon. Special Programs for Kids & Teens
Everyone is welcome!
1550 Main St. N 306-692-5600 www.hillcrestmj.com
MULBERRY ESTATES Set in a charming residential neighbourhood, the retirement community of Mulberry Estates has proudly served Moose Jaw families since 2002. Here, you'll benefit from a simplified lifestyle free from chores and the stresses of maintaining a home with weekly housekeeping, daily chef prepared meals, 24-hour staff all included. Every day welcomes new opportunities for fitness, fun, creativity and connection. And because we provide complimentary local transportation, you can explore nearby points of interest like the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery and the Claybank Brick Plant Historical Site whenever you like - even on weekends. With a friendly 24-hour staff and welcoming neighbours, our community feels like a family that you'll love being a part of â€“ and of course pets are warmly welcomed PLEASE CALL DANIEL FOR MORE INFORMATION
MULBERRY ESTATES 220 MULBERRY LANE. MOOSE JAW, SK
Top things to see and do in Moose Jaw from TripAdvisor
Travellers from around the world have discovered the many things to see and do in Moose Jaw and TripAdvisor has documented some of the top attractions in the city. At the top of the list is Tunnels of Moose Jaw, with two options for guests to visit: Chicago Connection relating Al Capone’s bootlegging operations and Passage to Fortune that tells of the early hardships of Chinese immigrants. “The actors made it an interactive and fun event,” said a visitor from Kindersley who was one among 967 reviews from tunnel visitors.
Second on the list is the Moose Jaw Western Development Museum with reviews gauging it as a top notch experience, with friendly staff and clean bathrooms to complement the many exhibits that are touchable by youngsters interested in the old cars and modes of transportation.
Casino Moose Jaw is ranked third on the most recent TripAdvisor listing, with 216 reviews recorded. One visitor described it as a “quaint little casino,” but with a good food selection. In fourth place on the list of attractions is Murals of Moose Jaw, offering a display of wall art that one guest said is “great works by great people.” Another comment: “the murals are classy and well done (not graffiti).” A visitor from Calgary had this to say: “Many years ago my best friend and I went to Moose Jaw for a weekend getaway. We took pictures of all the murals. This was the unleashing of my obsession with murals. Now no matter where I go I look for murals and must get pics of them. I think
more cities/towns should get local artists to put up murals, especially when linked to the town/ city’s history.” This person visited the murals again in June 2017.
The Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre on the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds came in at fifth on the things to do list. “I love this place. Very knowledgeable staff and the owls are sooo… cute. Hard to believe something as beautiful is on the endangered list. The entire experience was very rewarding,” said one of the 56 reviews offered during the May to September season.
Another May to September attraction is the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum which ranks sixth of the 29 events listed. “This museum is more than expected. The Sukanen ship is quite an oddity and the result of an incredible plan to sail to Finland. All kinds of artifacts are well displayed in buildings and grain sheds throughout the property. We spent five hours there, so be prepared to walk and peek,” said a visitor from Edmonton. The walking trails, wildlife, birds, playgrounds, burger restaurant and the campground were highlights for visitors to Wakamow Valley, seventh on the TripAdvisor list. “There is a little of everything in this park: playground equipment for children of all ages, picnic areas, hamburger stand, ice cream, pathways for pedestrians and for bicycles as well, dog walking, canoe or kayak on the river, lots and lots of green space — beautiful serene setting along the river in the mid-
dle of Moose Jaw,” said a satisfied visitor from Osoyoos, B.C. Gift and speciality shops claimed eighth spot, with comments complimenting the variety available in the city. Moose Jaw Cultural Centre on Main Street is given ninth spot and described as a nice, old-style theatre with fantastic sound. “The Moose Jaw Cultural Centre and the Mae Wilson Theatre are two of Moose Jaw’s finest attractions. They are wonderful venues for the visual and performing arts. Any show held there is sure to be a hit. The gallery is a great blank canvas for the showing artist to put work on and the theatre has a superb decor, wonderful sound and lighting and has disabled friendly access. I would suggest that if you are in town for a visit, please take time to take in an exhibition or a production,” said one of reviews. Occupying 10th spot is the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery in Crescent Park. “This museum and art gallery are great. The art space is top notch, good spaces and light, and the curator has great taste. They seem to focus on Saskatchewan artists, of which there are many, many fabulous ones. The other side is the museum which tells the Moose Jaw story succinctly but in a fun way. The history here is fascinating and not what you’d expect from a small place in the middle of the prairies. A touching display relates to the collision of two aircraft above the town in the 1950’s - a terrible tragedy - and very moving objects to make you think. If you have some time in Moose Jaw, visit this ‘must-see’ museum and art gallery! It’s also set in a gorgeous little park, and is right next to the public library, a stunning piece of architecture…” TripAdvisor was founded in 2000 in the United States and gathers opinions from regular travellers on hotels, restaurants, attractions and other travel-related businesses. Findings are then ranked according to the reviews.
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Comfort Inn 155 Thatcher Dr W Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1M1 (306) 692-2100
Moose Jaw Exhibition Company 250 Thatcher Dr E Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1L7 Phone: (306) 692-2723
Grant Hall 401 Main St N Temple Gardens Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0W5 Hotel & Spa Phone: (306) 691-2111 24 Fairford St E Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0C7 Heritage Inn Hotel & (306) 694-5055 Convention Centre 1590 Main St N Suburban Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1L3 Extended Stay Hotel (306) 693-7550 323 Diefenbaker Drive Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C1 Mosaic Place (306) 972-7829 110 1st Ave NW Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0Y8 (306) 624-2040
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