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LIVING WELL IN SASKATCHEWAN

WINTER 2013

THE WHITE ISSUE THE

GEORGE REED Legacy

Dean Renwick EXCLUSIVE DEBUT Boutiques you Love


Dear Saskatchewan, The Spirit of Edmonton Committee would like to thank the people of Saskatchewan for hosting the Spirit of Edmonton in Regina and making the Grey Cup Festival one of the finest ever. The Spirit of Edmonton is a charitable organization that is dedicated to contributing to the health and well being of communities across Canada. Our dedicated committee and volunteers bring the Spirit of Edmonton to Canadians each and every year at the annual Grey Cup Festival. Each year, the Spirit of Edmonton makes a contribution to a community organization that is dedicated to the health and well being of its community. This year, we are pleased and proud to sponsor the George Reed Foundation in their pursuit of helping people with disabilities, the disadvantaged and disengaged live in their potential. On behalf of the entire Committee

We thank you!

Keith Keating - Chairman

www.spiritofedmonton.com


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The Colour of the SKY in My World Do good things and good things happen. These are words to live by. Welcome to the White Issue, as we celebrate our first anniversary edition since SKY Magazine’s rebirth. With each issue I shed a tear at least once because of the pure honesty that comes through when people who love what they do and do what they do with love appear on the page. I have been blessed to share the stories of amazing people, and my love affair with the land and its people has been rekindled through their eyes. I look at the sky with awe, as we all do. Enjoy the season of white, and do good things.

Lynn Armstrong

Publisher Photo: Styled by NWL Contemporary Dresses; Makeup by Blush Beauty Bar.

Cover We are honoured to present George and Angie Reed on our cover and to share the life and legacy of a man loved by the land and its people. George and Angie represent the quiet strength that is Saskatchewan, and the embodiment of a life lived well. George and Angie Reed are photographed at the Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza in Regina. Angie is styled by NWL Contemporary Dresses; Makeup by Sonja Clifton-Remple.

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features 01 George Reed: A Love Affair with the Land and its People 02 Dean Renwick: Fashion Exclusive Debut 03 Blush Beauty Bar: A Transforming Experience and Her, and Him 04 Boutiques you Love

Publisher/Editor/Writer Lynn Armstrong Design Amber Moon | Facebook “the jetstar design” Sky Photographer Greg Huszar Photography Printing PrintWest Distribution Canada Post Sky Magazine is a quarterly publication distributed to 32,000 homes in Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Lumsden and Craven, Copyright 2013. All right reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

Be Seen in the Green Issue: March 2014 Lynn Armstrong, Publisher Telephone: 306.546.3873 | Cell: 306.581.0715 skymagazine@sasktel.net myskymag@blogspot.com www.facebook.com/publisher.skymagazine @sky_magazine www.myskymag.com SKY Magazine is created by SKY Publishing Ltd.


George

Reed By Ly nn Ar mstro ng

We need heroes.

In 1975, his final year in the league, George Reed was awarded the Tom Pate Memorial Trophy by the Canadian Football League Player’s Association for his outstanding playing ability and community service. Following his retirement, George served on the Saskatchewan Special Olympics Committee and chaired the Easter Seals campaign.

“Subhas’ silent vision and his selfless determination will serve humanity beyond measurement,” George said in his opening remarks at a GRF / University of Regina symposium in 2010, attended by leaders in the field of pictogram from Sweden and Japan, as well as representatives from the Saskatchewan health care community.

They save us when we need saving. They lift us up when we are down. They remind us to keep moving, when we would rather give up. They expect more of us than we expect of ourselves. They believe in us. A true hero touches the lives of many people, and does so selflessly, and without thanks. True heroes walk among us. George Reed is not such a hero, he would say. He would say he is just doing his part.

He served two terms as president of the league’s Players’ Association. He was a director of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, of which he has been a member since 1979. George received the Order of Canada in 1978 and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1984, where George Reed’s #34 jersey is permanently retired.

The George Reed Foundation has dedicated funds to assist the University of Regina in establishing research activity.

On November 4, 2013, George was invested in the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, “a prestigious recognition of excellence, achievement and contributions to the social, cultural and economic well being of the province and its residents.”

In October 1975, George established the George Reed Foundation for the Handicapped, including Club 34 to assist mentally and physically challenged youth. It is through the Foundation that his passion for giving back comes to life.

He was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on October 2, 1939, and attended Washington State University. After turning professional at 21, he and Angie moved to Regina in 1963 to begin a 13 season career with the Riders. It was there on the grid iron where the love affair with the man and land began and continues today. George and Angie made Saskatchewan their home, raising their children and creating a legacy of giving.

Subhas’ Vision: Communication is necessary to live a dignified life

On the football field, George Reed is known as a living legend as one of the greatest running backs in CFL history. He literally owns the rushing section of the Saskatchewan Roughriders records book. His resume on the field includes: 10-time Western Conference AllStar; 9-time Canadian All-Star; 1966 Grey Cup champion; and receiving the Schenley Award in 1965 as the CFL’s most outstanding player.

George met Subhas Maharaj, a Saskatchewan speech pathologist who was developing a visual language for those unable to communicate via the spoken word. The George Reed Foundation for the Handicapped assisted by providing Subhas with capital. In 2009, Subhas, ready to retire, approached George to help him carry on the work. In 2010, George Reed revitalized and renewed the George Reed Foundation Inc. with an expanded vision to work with community partners and individuals who help the disabled, disadvantaged or disengaged members of our society to become productive, proud and living in their potential.

Special Olympics: Removing the stigma of disability. “Special Olympic athletes who shine with every stride, every jump, and every throw are my heroes. Not too long ago, these men and women were forgotten. Their potential was lost to them, and to society”, says George. “The true tenacity of these men and women reminds me that great things happen when people help people.” The George Reed Foundation continues to be a proud supporter of Saskatchewan Special Olympics. The George Reed Golf Tournament for Special Olympics, now three years running, has successfully raised funds and awareness, under the leadership of GRF Board Member, the late Bob Hughes.

Mother Teresa Middle School: Overcoming Poverty The George Reed Foundation supports Mother Teresa Middle School, which is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty amongst its target families. Mother Teresa Middle School serves highly motivated, economically disadvantaged students from grade 6 – 8. “When I visited Mother Teresa Middle School, I was impressed by the children’s desire to learn and to see what they


A Love Affair with the Land and its People

were capable of when given a chance,” George remembers. “George Reed’s legacy is not in his actions, but in who he is,” wrote life-long friend Bob Hughes. As one who documented George Reed’s life on the football field, and participated alongside him in his community service, it is fitting then we close on Bob’s perspective on George’s legacy.

George Reed

To his high school coach, George Reed was an outstanding leader, a great football player, a man who did what he had to do to be best he was. To his college coach, George Reed was as great a man, inside, then as he is now, and his college coach said he wanted to tell the people who sent him a ticket to fly to Regina next week for the George Reed Week to cash in the ticket and put the money in the George Reed Foundation for the Handicapped. He said he would pay his own way up there. There were his former team mates. Guys like Ron Lancaster and Gary Brandt and Clyde Brock and Jack Abendschan and Larry Bird talking about the man who played 13 seasons with Saskatchewan Roughriders. I do not remember one of them talking at length about what a great football player he was. Instead, they concentrated their energies on talking about what kind of man he is, that if you had problems, that if you had something you wanted talk over with somebody, George Reed was always there to give you his ear and, if you wanted it, his advice. Bob Hughes, Leader Post The George Reed Foundation Board of Directors would like to dedicate this story to the memory of Bob Hughes. He will be missed. The George Reed Foundation Board of Directors works tirelessly to fulfill the legacy of our Chair, George Reed: Reg Howard, Vice Chair, Lynn Armstrong, Corporate Secretary, Merv Phillips, Jim Hopson, Lisa Mitchell and Tina Holtby.


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Beautiful Cup Tea touches the soul on a cold winter’s day, warms the heart and creates a place to come home with each and every sip. Visit us for a selection of teas for the season of white. Cuppa T 2732 13th Avenue, Regina 306.352.4411 www.cuppatteas.com

The George Reed Foundation

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from the bottom of our heart.< Shado On December 1, the George Reed Foundation held its 3rd Annual Mosaic Gala, presented by Wheatland Roofing, dedicating it to the memory of Bob Hughes, a friend and member of our board, who passed away suddenly in November, 2013.

We would like to thank our sponsors, The Mosaic Company, Wheatland Roofing, The Phoenix Group, Morsky Construction, Harvard Broadcasting, PrintWest Communications, SKY Magazine, The Spirit of Edmonton, Golden Opportunities Fund, Scotiabank and Shoemaker < Flat / 2 Drywall Supplies. We would also like to extend our appreciation to The Diplomat Steakhouse for welcoming us with a succulent five course meal and to the following organizations who helped make the silent auction a success: NWL Contemporary Dresses, Colin O’Brian Man’s Shoppe, Kitchen Gear, Hillberg & Berk, Sask Gaming and George Reed.

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Our Vision is to work with community partners and individuals who help the disabled, disadvantaged or disengaged members of our society to become productive, proud and living in their potential.

For more information, visit our website at www georgereedfoundation.com

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“The woman that I dress is classically styled. She is someone who sets trends, instead of buying into them. She is never out of style; she is the very definition of style.”

Known for his custom designs, the internationally recognized Renwick is expanding his design repertoire to create a retail clothing line tailored for a particular woman.

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Maxwell burton:

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By Lyn n A rm s t r ong

At 13 years of age, Maxwell Burton was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Two weeks later, it was surgically removed from his brain. Luckily following the surgery, it was found to be a rare benign tumour.

“I just want to give back. I want to use my experience to help others.”

“It was just something that had to happen,” he explains matter-of-factly. “Don’t know if I am going to wake up from this, but let’s get ‘er done.” When he awoke, his vision was the first thing affected, he explains, holding his hands up. “I could see five flesh toned blurs.” Over time his vision came back, but he has experienced peripheral vision loss in the right side of both eyes. Maxwell’s recovery was monitored by the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic because of the rare nature of the tumour. It was through them that the Children’s Wish Foundation reached out to them to grant Maxwell a wish to take his family to the Top Gear LIVE show in Birmingham, England. The Cancer Clinic and the Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Team provided assistance in navigating the

various services that are available for victims of brain injury. Maxwell is now in grade 12 at Sheldon Williams Collegiate in Regina. His 18th birthday is just around the corner. He is making plans for the rest of his life, looking forward to a career in healthcare, such as radiology technician. “I just want to give back. I want to use my experience to help others.” The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada / Saskatchewan Chapter Gay Oldhaver, Director Box 309 Saskatoon, SK. S7K 3L3 Email: Gay.Oldhaver@childrenswish.ca

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I often think of my freedom loving Red as a metaphor for non-profit organizations who exist for inspired and important purposes. As we enter the season of white, so comes the season of reporting to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Charitable organizations are responsible

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Blazing the trail to your retirement dreams Baby boomers are redefining retirement Even when baby boomers reach the golden age of 65, they may not necessarily pack up their desk and enjoy a quiet retirement lifestyle like their parents did. If their influence on social revolutions in the past is any indication, chances are that baby boomers are going to enjoy retirement differently. If you’re part of this influential group that is redefining retirement, you’ll also need to redefine how you plan for this exciting new chapter of your life. Charitable giving For a lot of boomers, writing a cheque to save taxes just isn’t enough. Many have special causes that they are passionate about. If charitable giving through time or funds is in your retirement plans, you and your advisor can evaluate how you can balance both your retirement lifestyle and charitable giving at the same time. With sophisticated tax strategies, you may even be able to make more significant contributions to your cause. Creating a new family tradition Instead of focusing solely on their own needs, baby boomers place a great deal of emphasis on leaving a legacy and helping family members reach their goals. Through efficient tax and estate plan strategies, boomers are able to fulfill their own retirement objectives while making sure they can still leave a legacy to care for their families. You’ve seen it before While you’ve been saving for your retirement, you’ve experienced the ups and downs of the markets and seen generous and all-time low interest rates. After you stop working, the markets and interest rates will continue to change. With the many different demands on your retirement income, planning ahead

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ORR CENTRE:

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The Orr Centre is pleased to announce the opening of our newest venue, the “Taylor Field Pub”, a football inspired space with authentic astroturf, big screen TVs, and memorabilia of the Taylor Field “grid iron”. Our Executive Chef, Dave Hall offers a menu for all occasions, from hot dogs and burgers to elegant dining and multi-cultural cuisine. Call to book your event. Orr Centre 4400 4th Avenue / Regina 306.522.4677


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