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CONTRIBUTORS KiriAKo iAtridis Photography (Cover) Kiriako opened his Regina studio in 2010 with the mandate — above all else, quality first. He has worked with local organizations such as SaskTel, Hillberg & Berk, SGI and Brandt Industries. He has collaborated with national and international organizations and individuals, including Serena Ryder (Juno Award winning & multi-platinum Canadian recording artist), National Geographic, Canadian Pacific Rail, Tornado Hunters (CMT Canada), Red Bull Media House, SportsNet, Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Toronto Raptors. kiriako.ca

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Amber is an award winning Canadian designer. Specializing in print design, she has over 17 years of experience in the agency world, and has designed everything from package creative and store signage, athletic performance gear to wallpaper and everything in between. She has truly seen and done it all. the.jetstar@sasktel.net

DeAnne Bell (Wood) is a freelance photographer and designer in Regina. A 2012 graduate of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Graphic Communication course, she is now employed there as a parttime instructor. She specializes in real estate, editorial, commercial and food photography.

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shAwn Fulton Photography

Calvin Fehr is an established local photographer. He has extensive experience working for government, charities, advertising agencies, as well as the film and television industry. An avid cycler, canoeist and cross country skier, Calvin spends much of his personal time enjoying nature and the outdoors. calvinfehrphoto.ca

Shawn Fulton Photography provides commercial, special event and portrait services. Since 2009, Shawn has photographed everything from weddings and conventions to real estate and construction. He can bring out the beauty to any subject.

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Brook is a freelance writer and consultant with 15 years’ experience in communications and marketing. A graduate of the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University in B.C., she has been writing for various companies and publications since 2012.

Courtney holds a BA in Creative Writing and Journalism from the University of Victoria, B.C. She writes and edits content for magazines, online media and small businesses. On her blog, she shares reflections on life, interviews, travel, books, relationships and the creative process.

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here’s just something about wrapping a present with some presence. Being able to encircle a fancy bow around a parcel encompassed with perfectly folded paper, finished with a heartfelt note as Christmas carols play in the background — whilst sipping on generously spiked egg nog — is our interpretation of a perfect, pre-Christmas evening. The thing about gift cards is… they don’t lend themselves to the aforementioned exercise and when unwrapped, they just don’t inspire the same “Oh-my-goodness-I-love-it!” response. We’re guessing you find yourself strolling down “gift card lane” as a result of being utterly confounded and full-on-stumped as to what to get the girl who has everything. We have no doubt you’ll get some grateful hugs and big old “thank yous” if you do take the gift card option, however, we have a better idea — and we’re here to help. If you haven’t yet discovered the clever, simple and positively chic designs of a Vancouver-based company known as Brunette the Label, prepare to be enlightened. Although based out of Vancouver, this line is popping up in boutiques across Canada, including big and small

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towns in Saskatchewan. (Stay tuned for a list of businesses you can visit in Saskatchewan to opt into this perfect gift idea.)

by getting them a different shade with another appropriately witty saying. We guarantee you they’ll love it.

For Christmas, in particular, we’re recommending the Brunette the Label sweatshirts. The ridiculously comfortable sweater is just the right fit and is adorned with a variety of cute, clever, and a “oh my gosh, that’s so *insert name of loved one here*” phrases. If you can’t quite decide between the “Coffee, now please” or the “Babes Supporting Babes” sweatshirt, a fail-safe option is the simple affirmation of one’s hair colour. Sweatshirts are available that read Blonde, Brunette and Redhead; these may be purchased literally or ironically.

In addition to their practicality (they really are a warm sweater perfect for Saskatchewan winters), the monochromatic tones of the sweatshirts make these sweaters a powerful player in your wardrobe. Additionally, their not-tooloose, but just-loose-enough fit allows them to be strategically layered both under and over. Take a look at some of the ridiculously cozy and cute looks we created wearing the Brunette the Label Sweatshirts.

If your loved one already has one of these sweaters, the best news is you can opt to contribute another one to their collection

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Look Smart! DreSS Smart! By Dean Renwick

Clothes do not make the man, but they do help. Improving your looks and style will boost your confidence and set you apart as the guy who “gets it.”

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Start off with theSe eaSy StepS: 1. Evaluate your career and lifestyle and find an icon whose style you wish to emulate. 2. Hire a stylist to go through your wardrobe and sort out what works with your lifestyle and what doesn’t. 3. Try on the clothes you keep. Take the items that need a better fit to a tailor. 4. Donate your castoffs that are still wearable and toss the rest. 5. Learn to mix and match the pieces in your wardrobe such as a suit jacket with jeans. 6. Make a list of classic staple pieces, such as a leather jacket, that will look great for several years. Once you’ve made your list, check the thrift store. Scour the malls for sales for staple pieces. Purchase a new piece of clothing every pay period until you have a wardrobe that makes you look and feel stylish and confident. While creating your look, keep an eye out for these fashion faux pas.

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Short-Sleeve Shirt with a tie: If you want to look professional and confident, stick to long-sleeve shirts when wearing ties.

Dirty or warpeD ShoeS: A stylish man keeps his shoes clean and well-polished. Have at least two pairs of dress shoes in the same colour. Let one pair rest for a day to prevent warping. Place cedar shoetrees in your spare shoes to maintain their best form. wrong SockS with a Suit: When wearing a suit, match your

sock colour to your pants, not your shoes. If wearing a light suit, make sure the socks are darker than the suit, but a shade or so lighter than the shoes.

wrong belt colour: When wearing dress shoes, make sure the colour of your belt matches the colour of your shoes. The finish of the belt and shoes also need to match. If your shoes are shiny, your belt should be shiny. If you’re wearing casual shoes or sneakers, wear a thicker casual belt.

improper tie length: Your tie should always end at the center of your belt buckle. Having a tie that’s the wrong length can make you look incompetent.

being too “buttoneD” up: If a jacket has two buttons, only fasten the top button. If it has three buttons, close the top button, the middle button or both. Always leave the bottom button undone. SockS anD SanDalS: Have you ever seen anyone pull this off

and look sexy?

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wearing a crew neck tee unDer a DreSS Shirt: Pick up a V-neck undershirt and

you’ll look much more laid back showing some skin underneath.

an unDerShirt iS an unDerShirt: An

undershirt’s purpose is to absorb the sweat, dirt and prevent stains on your dress shirts. It’s not meant to be worn by itself.

Dirty nailS: If you work outdoors or lift weights, wear gloves and use lotion. Keep your fingernails trim and free of hangnails, cracked cuticles and dirt. Manicures and pedicures are no longer just for women. well groomeD facial hair: Your face is the first thing noticed. Either keep a clean shaven face or your beard trimmed. There should be no hair under your chin or neck area.

hair on back of your neck: If you don’t get haircuts often, use a small mirror to check the back of your neck and shave any hair on the back of your neck. comb-overS: You’re not fooling anyone by covering up your bald spot. Keep hair short and neat like Bruce Willis or Tom Ford. It makes you look sharp and healthy. Remember your style is your statement of who you are. Keep this in mind while following these few guidelines and your sex appeal will come shining through. www.deanrenwickdesignstudio.com Custom couture is how Dean Renwick became ‘Dean Renwick.’ Since returning home to Regina from designing for the stars in Los Angeles, Dean has opened his studio and his heart, turning out sexy, sophisticated styles for the stage, screen and women of all ages. Always giving back to the community and mentoring the next generation of creative couturiers, Dean is a respected member of the fashion industry.

cartoon clothing: Stay away from cartoon characters and cheesy belt buckles. Stick to the classic wardrobe pieces that will keep you looking your best for years to come. wrinkleD clothing: Always hang up all your clothes. Never throw them on the floor of your room after use.

colourS: Limit each of your outfits to

a maximum of three colours or shades to maintain a coordinated look. Find a colour wheel online for your reference. Colours opposite each other on the wheel are “complementary.” Colours adjacent to each other are “analogous.” When putting

together an outfit, stick to complementary and analogous colours.

SweatpantS in public: Avoid this unless

you’re going to the gym. The problem with sweatpants is if you wear them all the time then you will grow into them.

overSizeD branDing: Why wear a huge

logo or brand name on your shirt unless you’re getting paid to?

tucking t-ShirtS in: Tucking in polo shirts is acceptable but t-shirts should be kept casual. If your t-shirt is too long, it’s probably too big on you. Above Dean Renwick


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The Breathtaking

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There are two things everyone talks about at a wedding — the food and the dress! The show-stopping wedding fashions this year will create a stunning, chic look that will get everyone talking!

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50 Shades of Pink

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hile pastel blues and vivid lilacs did pop up throughout the collections, pink reigned supreme as the non-white bridal color of choice this season — from floral and barely blush to ombre layers.

Deep Plunge While the sexy, open back trend isn’t going anywhere, a massively plunging neckline is jumping into the mix this season. From a relatively discreet illusion-covered slash to a down-to-the-pelvis V-neck plunge, cleavage is a “thing” for bridal in 2017 — so start stocking up on double-sided tape and breast petals right now, ladies; the last thing you want is a wardrobe malfunction caught on video to last a lifetime!

Not an Illusion Designers played with sheer elements ranging from embellished, modestly cut-out panels to full-on seethrough embroidered tops and dresses — to the point of looking like bedazzled floral pasties floating above a ball gown skirt or dress. If you’re feeling a little too naked, find a great tailor who can add a nude lining so you won’t risk the chance of making the minister blush.

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Capes & More Capes While capes appeared here and there over the past couple of seasons, street style and superhero-favored toppers are officially having their moment in the bridal world. From Lela Rose’s adorable collared, buttondown top to Naeem Khan lace-trimmed, high-low poncho to many long billowing cloak-trains, capes are everywhere for spring 2017.

Underwear as Bridal Wear Apparently side boob is “in” for weddings. Bridal designers played up corsetry this season by accenting the bustier top with lace, embroidery, elaborate beading and creative illusion panelling. The ‘90s slip dress trend also made its way down the wedding aisle with silhouettes beyond the spaghetti-strap column. As well, ‘30s-style peignoirs — the “bathrobe-esque” floral silk shirt dress tied over a satin slip — seems to make a boudoir-inspired ensemble for the romantic risqué bride.

Off-the-Shoulder

Trains & Veils These two classic elements stayed strong on the bridal runways, but with the sort of drama and glamour that would make for the perfect “flowing in the wind” Instagram and Snapchat moments. Veils were accented with embroidery, lace, beading and, in certain cases, Swarovski crystals. Romantic trains ranged from a shorter church length to a Royal Wedding cathedral style. Reem Acra went extra creative by offering a metallic embroidered back train that converts into a veil. Got to love a two-for-one!

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The strapless wedding gown now has some major competition from off-the-shoulder silhouette, which also happens to be one of the most prominent spring runway trends. Designers also played with the shoulderbaring style, from the traditional open neckline to cutouts to straps slipping off during the wedding night festivities. It’s always sexy to see a woman seductively replace her strap up on her shoulder from where it fell as she glances up at her husband with a look you know has just melted his heart and made him weak in the knees. What else can he say and feel, except “I do?”

Wedding Fashions for 2017 Soft, sexy and sensational — wedding fashions this season are the talk of the industry! This exciting range of style and elegance offers brides dramatic choices that will drop jaws and turn heads.


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CANADIAN LOVE STORIES for more than HELPING CREATE

40 YEARS

CANADIAN LOVE STORIES For More Than 40 Years By Melanie Furlong

From the moment you say, “Yes” your engagement ring becomes a beautiful symbol of the one you promise to love forever. It’s a token of the memories From the moment say,together. “Yes” your becomes a beautiful you have and the memories you’llyou make For engagement more than 40ring years, Charm Diamond Centres has helped Canadians this process to help symbol of the one you promise tothrough love forever. It’s a token of the memories you celebrate and commemorate all of life’s biggest moments.

have and the memories you’ll make together. For more than 40 years, Charm Diamond Centres has helped Canadians through this process to help celebrate and commemorate all of life’s biggest moments.

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CHEF PROFILE Chicken with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Serves 6 people 6 – 8 oz. natural chicken breasts 1 medium onion – chopped finely 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes – julienned 3 cloves garlic 1 cup white wine 1 cup whipping cream 1 – 2 tbsp. tomato paste Canola oil Salt and pepper to taste

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s a young boy, Mike Zech, executive chef at Evraz Place, watched his grandfather prepare Julia Child recipes for his friends on Friday nights. “He was an influence,” says Mike. “He was an electrician, but a very good cook; he would work all week and then he and my grandma would have dinner parties.” After two years in university, Mike changed direction to attend the Culinary Arts program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. His first cooking job was at Evraz Place, where he worked for six years. Coming full circle, Mike returned as executive chef in 2009. Holding one of the top culinary positions in the province and creating dinners for upwards of 2,000 people might be daunting to some, but for Mike, it’s exactly where he wants to be. “I enjoy the work, the hours and the pressure,” he says. Evraz Place offers both buffets and sit-down dinners. The menu features a range of seafood dishes as well as beef, chicken, pork, and vegetarian options, with a highlight being the French-influenced chicken with sun-dried tomato cream. With a variety of culinary styles, Evraz Place cuisine appeals to a diverse clientele. “We have really good food,” says Mike, “and we’re known for it.”

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Sauté finely chopped medium onion and finely chopped garlic in a little canola oil. Add the sun-dried tomatoes when the onions become translucent, and continue to cook until tomatoes become soft. Sauté the ingredients until there is very little liquid left. Next, deglaze the pan with the wine, cooking it until half of the wine has reduced. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until reduced by one-quarter. If needed, add slurry of cornstarch to thicken, or if it has become too thick, thin out with additional whipping cream. Salt and pepper to taste. Prepare the chicken by either grilling or pan frying, then top with sauce.


at evraz place THE PERFECT VENUE FOR YOUR PERFECT DAY Newly renovated ballrooms and foyer Exceptional in-house catering by Red Seal Chef Michael Zech Lighting, decorating, logistics and staging In-house wedding planners to make the day stress-free Free parking

For booking, visit www.queensburycentre.com

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CELEBRATIONS, WEDDINGS, PARTIES Bringing a Taste of NYC to Saskatchewan By Laurissa Kainz

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y passion is creating fresh, fabulous food and dreaming up creative ways to serve it,” says Chef Laurie Wall, founder of Wallnuts

Incredible cuisine, inspired designs, expert coordination and careful attention to detail — these are the hallmarks of Wallnuts Expressive Catering. All their delightful menu items are made from scratch on the premises, with a strong focus on cuisine that is healthy and creative, using many organic and local ingredients. Laurie founded Wallnuts in 2002, bringing with her a wealth of experience, not only as a top chef, but also as an established party planner. Not long after, she expanded to include a store front with Wicked Meals-To-Go, and in 2014 she added in professional bar and wait staff deliverance to the business. An obsession with food shows, travelling, and pouring over her library of cookbooks and food magazines keeps Laurie up to date on the latest food trends. But she isn’t only “in the know” on every food trend — she’s also a trendsetter herself! She has experienced the unique flavours of cultures all over the globe — from New York, Italy and Paris to Egypt, China and Bali. “My appetizers are broken down by different countries I’ve visited,” comments Laurie. “The food I create is a kick on everything that I’ve eaten around the world.” Wallnuts provides services that go far beyond those of a typical caterer. They can design, conceptualize, produce and manage large-scale events such as fundraiser galas, award shows, product unveilings,

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grand openings, live performances and more. If mind-blowing events and immersive guest experiences are what you’re after, Wallnuts can pull it off on an epic scale!

as deliciously infused vodka, gin and whiskey. Flavoured ice cubes are also a big hit! Pouring Irish Cream over a few coffee ice cubes creates a fun and creamy drink.

With their Wicked-Meals-to-Go, you can forget about the stress of preparing dinner, and simply pick up a readymade delicious — and nutritious — meal for you and your family to enjoy. Just stop by after work or call ahead to place an order tailored to your specific needs! This is a great service for those with limited time, or for those following a specific meal plan.

With a team of friendly, attentive, professionally trained servers, Wallnuts makes every event a success. Their waiters and bartenders are well groomed and help create a comfortable dining experience for your guests, ensuring each course is served promptly, beverage glasses are kept filled, and each course of plates are removed as needed. “Meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations are our goals,” remarks Laurie. “You can expect nothing less than the best service from us — and always with a smile.”

What stands out about Wallnuts is their tailor-made planning. “We work with you to exceed your expectations, ensuring your celebration is personal and truly reflects who you are as individuals. We want to share your sense of values and style,” notes Laurie. When is comes to drinks, they also have you covered. “We can do absolutely everything you need — beer, wine, spirits, mix, garnishes, straws, glassware, napkins, ice; whatever is needed, we will take care of it. And at the end of the night, we’ll clean everything up so you don’t have to worry about a thing,” says Laurie. They can also provide more imaginative drink options, such

Laurie is Regina’s go-to person for coordinating the absolute best events! Give her a call today and get walked through a simple, seamless process to produce the event you’ve always dreamed about.

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Permanent cosmetics is the single best way to enhance your features for longer. Whether you are looking for the perfect brow, defined lips or eyeliner that doesn’t smudge, permanent cosmetics is the answer! Save time on your daily routine, and achieve longer lasting perfection.

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BEFORE

At Bliss, we know the importance of sanitization and cleanliness within our clinics. We are leading industry on establishing safety guidelines and ensuring the health of our clients. We follow all Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, and are establishing a new level of Quality Assurance for the highest safety standards and customer service in the industry.

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Contact Bliss Cosmetic for your FREE consultation

info@blisscosmetic.com www.blisscosmetic.com 6819 Rochdale Blvd. Regina 306 540 3333 101-1132 College Dr. Saskatoon 306 382 3333


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Bosch Universal Plus Kitchen Centre

Bosch Universal Plus Kitchen Centre

Our best selling Kitchen Mixer! The BOSCH with it’s 6 1/2 quart bowl can handle up to 17 cups of flour with its 800 watt motor. It can whip anything from a single egg white to a gallon of icing. Perfect for any home or commercial chef. Bosch Universal Plus Kitchen Centre

Our best-selling kitchen mixer!

More than 60 years of high quality and trust Features designed for your kitchen. From baking to • 800 watts of power to two drives: high & • Dozens of attachments and accessories available, food processors, blenders, mills, blending, it has attachments to satisfy your low speed etc. every kitchen need. With an 800 watt motor • 6 ½ quart bowl holds up to 15 lb. of dough • Ergonomic, unique, modern design. a 6½ of quart it isand one of theFeatures most or 17 cups of flour capacity. More thanand 60 years highbowl, quality trust 100% BPA-Free. and accessories in its baking class, handling any watts • 4 of speed settings, a momentary • Dozens of attachments designed powerful for your machines kitchen. From to • 800 power to twoplus drives: high & switch job with ease. your • Overload and “Start” motor protection available, food processors, blenders, mills, blending, dough-making it has attachments to satisfy low speed etc. every kitchen need. With an 800 watt motor • 6 ½ quart bowl holds up to 15 lb. of dough • Ergonomic, unique, modern design. and a 6½ quart bowl, it is one of the most or 17 cups of flour capacity. 100% BPA-Free. powerful machines in its class, handling any • 4 speed settings, plus a momentary switch dough-making job with ease. • Overload and “Start” motor protection

Our best-selling kitchen mixer!

HomeTech Small Appliance and Service Ltd.

Open our door and step inside. Waiting for you are We’re proud to be celebrating our 20th anniversary quality small appliances, such as Bosch kitchen during 2012. We got our start in the small appliance machines, Bunn 3-minute home coffee makers, business by servicing and selling old parts, and we portable ice makers, Henckel knives, commercial still supply parts for small appliances, electric shavers, humidifi erscelebrating and more. Two later, our focus has and grain mills.Waiting for you are We’re proud to be ourdecades 20th anniversary door and step inside. Bunn Home Coffee Makers Open ourbakeware Commercial Series 8-Qt Bowl VitaMix Blender shifted togot selling small appliances and kitchen during 2012. We our start in the small appliance quality small appliances, such as Bosch kitchen Designed for home use these are the Trusted by more professional chefsgadgets. than At HomeTech, we feature great gifts and unusual Lift Stand Mixer Original hot-water reservoir-style brewers. machines,items any other blender to create flavourful business by servicing and selling old andfresh, we BunnthatThis 3-minute home makers, The secret is out. Our doors are parts, open, we’re celebrating you findmixer incoff other stores in this city NSFwon’t approved isee ready to handle any job These coffee makers deliver quality coffee portable ice makers, Henckel knives, commercial dishes from whole-food ingredients, still supply parts small appliances, electric shavers, largeSome or small.ofWith 1.3 hp motor, it’s Kitchenaids and ourfor wide selection of high quality appliances is or province. oura kitchen gadgets include brewed to the exacting standards of fine Vitamix is in a class all its own. 5 models most powerful &patty quietest model available. Suitable humidifi ers and more. Two decades later, our focus has bakeware and grain mills. waiting for you. bestselling hamburger stackers, alligator onion restaurants worldwide in just three minutes. to choose from. for commercial orslicers. home chefs. bowl can to selling small appliances and kitchen gadgets. shifted choppers and cheese We The also8 quart sell kitchen At HomeTech, wetake feature great gifts and unusual on 14 cups of flour. We also carry ALL Kitchenaid like Zojirushi or Westbend that owner Stand Mixer secretStarla is out.Matlock, Our doors are open, we’re celebrating items thathelpers you won’t find in attachements. other stores in breadmakers this city The turn out a great quality loaf of bread. include and our wide selection of high quality appliances is or province. Some of our kitchen gadgets

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bestselling hamburger patty stackers, alligator onion choppers and cheese slicers. We also sell kitchen helpers like Zojirushi or Westbend breadmakers that turn out a great quality loaf of bread.

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We’ve been serving Regina for over 24 years Starla Matlock, owner Check out our store. You’ll be amazed at the kitchen gadgets, small appliances, vacuums & more!

866 Victoria Avenue East North Service Road Regina, SK 306.352.4030 VACUUM SALES & SERVICE hometech@accesscomm.ca www.hometechcanada.ca 866 Victoria Avenue East North Service Road Regina, 375 Broad StreetSK Regina 306.352.4030 306.352.4030 hometech@accesscomm.ca hometech@accesscomm.ca www.hometechcanada.ca

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inter is the season of big, cozy sweaters and scarves, pumpkin-spiced lattes and warm bowls of comfort food. Spend a day revitalizing your wardrobe by shopping the city’s most popular boutiques and clothing stores, making sure to indulge your taste buds at one of the many delicious restaurants.

Shop Downtown If you’re on the hunt for that perfect winter outfit, look no further than Regina’s downtown district. If you’re looking for some truly unique pieces, check out the Cornwall Centre or Scarth Street mall with its eclectic mix of shops on boutiques. With more than 700 retail shops, theatres, restaurants and other attractions, downtown Regina is the perfect place to pamper yourself with some retail therapy.

Discover Canterbury Park and Cathedral For a unique change of pace, roam the tree-lined streets and intimate little shops of the beautiful Cathedral Village, a gorgeous neighbourhood steeped in culture and history. While there, satisfy your cravings and stop into the newly launched Cathedral Social Hall. At Canterbury Park, wander amidst the charming Chicago-style buildings as you indulge yourself in this unique ambience.

We sell new and used kids’ clothing from around the world at very affordable prices!

In Regina, you really can “shop ‘til you drop!”

Cozy Cradles and Kid’s Wear 176 University Park Drive Regina 306.789.5422 cozycradles.sk@gmail.com


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at Escents It’s been a year since Regina became home to its very own Escents Aromachology shop in Southland Mall — and what a year it’s been. With their essential oils, carriers and natural bath, body and home fragrance products, Escents is delighted at the warm reception they have received from the city.

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Joy Mini Reed Diffuser Davana, Blood Orange Warming Davana combines with Blood Orange essential oils in the beautifully scented Joy reed diffuser. Our natural reed diffusers are a great way to bring Air Therapy to any space. $17

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essential oil starter kit as a great introduction e’re so grateful to our guests to aromachology. And, no matter who you’re for embracing buying for, gift sets come wrapped and ready us the way they to give. have over the past year,” says owner Leane In addition to all the great gifts, there’s Zborosky. “It’s been a wonderful year. We also something to take home just for you. appreciate every guest we’ve had so far Christmas means limited edition blends and we can’t wait to meet more new faces.” for the holidays. Pick up some Joy, Peace or Whether you’re new to aromachology or Wellness — available in oil, candles, soaps Leane Zborosky, owner an old pro, there’s always something to and reed diffusers. “With more coming in check out at Escents. holiday season, is also a popular choice, especially for those Escents has studied the beneficial properties of imply put, aromachology is the This every day, now is the time to pop by for a practice of using essential oils with the oils and made themfor accessible to treat a wide looking to naturally relieve health concerns like they’re even better great gifts look, ” says Leane. can perfect for wellbeing,” says Leane. “It’s range of health and mood conditions. They offer headaches.“We “Roll-on oilsfind are anthe inexpensive way everyone onthe your gift-giving list.essential oils that are 100 per cent a modern take on ancient fine natural to introduce yourself to aromachology,” says gift for everyone. ” practice of Aromatherapy.” Escents is founded therapeutic grade. “The grade of oil is important,” Leane. “They can be helpful for everything from shopping get “To anygeteasier on the belief thatChristmas the power of nature and scent can’t says Leane. the desired effect, the oils need to muscle breathing Whatever orinsomnia whoever is aches on and your list, issues. stop” go beyond just this providing alternative health to be pure. ” The Escents team can help you select year. Escents is chock full of gift ideas by Escents and have a look around. Holiday solutions; rather, they are key ingredients in the oils for your needs and also demonstrate how Whether you’re looking to address a specific for mom, dad, grandma, creating happier healthy lives. to usethe themkids, properly.your mentalstart or physical issue, or want to just generally shopping hours November 21. Escents Secret Santa… the options are endless. feel better, Escents can help you find the Essential oils are the concentrated essence Essential oils work through inhalationis or dilution open Monday through Friday from 9:30 aromachology treatment and essential oils to do For Mom — seed, how about an on aroma of the plant extracted from the root, for application the skin. If you’re new to a.m. until 9 p.m., Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to9:30 6 just that. Open Monday and Tuesday from trunk, leaf, fruit or flower. Each oil has its own aromachology and want to ease into it, a simple locket with an aroma blend just for her? a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday throughto Friday until 9 chemical composition consisting of botanical p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. 5 p.m. diffuser with the best oil for your needs can beand a Grandma canThey join a towonderful p.m., Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays vitamins, hormones and antiseptics. can in with good way start. “A diffuser can help with health You can alsofrom visit them online at escents.ca. noon to 5 p.m., Escents is ready and waiting provide solutionsLove to manyof health ailments, both issues, or simply sterilize, purify and deodorize the Lavender gift set, complete with Escentstoteam is waiting to help you wrap introduce you to a world of natural wellness. air in your home,” says Leane. Roll-on The application physical and mental. a bath bomb, hand and body lotion and up your holiday shopping list! body scrub. For him, try some handmade Balsam Charcoal soap. Have an athlete on your list? An Escents ointment could Wellness Roll-On Trio This trio of our best selling wellness roll-ons make be just the thing.

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If you’ve got a Secret Santa gift to buy or to relieve migraines and headaches, relieve stress stockings to fill, the shop has 10 different and help fight sickness naturally. This set includes stuffers and small gifts for $20 and under. our Head-Aid, Breathe Easy and Stress Relief roll-ons. For the person who has everything, how about a travel bag with soap and two aroma blends. If you just don’t know, there’s an

Christmas Aroma Blend Set For a limited time only, enjoy the beautifully diverse collection of Escents Holiday scents. Collection includes Holly Berry, Peace, Joy and Wellness aroma blends. $25

Natural Wellness Stocking Stuffer - Breathe Easy Escents Southland Mall Southland Mall 2965 Gordon Road Regina 306.545.0051 2965 Gordon Road Regina Escents.ca 306.545.0051 Escents.ca

Natural wellness at your fingertips. Made with a blend of pure essential oils including Eucalyptus and Rosemary, Breathe Easy has anti-bacterial and immune boosting properties. Eucalyptus essential oil allows you to breathe clearer and Rosemary essential oil reduces fatigue. This kit contains a Breathe Easy inhaler, roll-on and a mini bath bomb packaged in a zippered, reusable bag. $20.

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The Perfect Antipasto Platter

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he perfect dinner party is not complete without the perfect menu — and that just may include an antipasto platter. An antipasto plate provides small nibbles of tasty morsels (assorted fruits and vegetables, deli meats, cheeses and salty, pickled items) to stimulate your guests’ appetites prior to the main course. Accompanied with wine, this “before the meal course” invokes a relaxed atmosphere, encourages casual conversation, and leaves guests excited for what’s to come. The best rule of thumb to follow is keep it simple. Your antipasto course should always complement the main course. Always keep in mind the food’s flavours, aromas and colours when finalizing your plate.

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• Roasted red peppers, garlic hummus and pita bread make a simple, but delicious, antipasto. Pair this combination with a Savignon Blanc.

• Prosecco is a great accompaniment with an antipasto plate of anchovies, fresh tuna, smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers and artisan crackers.

• Another basic crowd pleaser consists of olives, capers, pickles with spicy pepperoni or smoked turkey breast, served with Pinot Grigio.

• Roasted vegetables (such as eggplant, bell peppers, beets, zucchini, carrots or tomatoes) paired with tangy cheese, such as feta, Gruyère or aged Manchego complete a delightful tray. Pair this with Chenin Blanc.

• Offer guests a variety of meats, roasted vegetable and crackers, devilled eggs and creamy brie served with a robust red wine, such as Merlot.

• Try a Pinot Noir with roasted almonds, walnuts, and pine nuts, figs, and assorted fruit.

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here’s nothing better than spending a day out on the town with the girls! Our day begins with some serious R&R with a trip to a spa, where we indulge in a delicious aromatherapy warm stone massage and a nourishing facial. With our muscles soothed and skin glowing, we kick back and discuss our plans for the day while treating our toes to a relaxing pedicure. Of course, we each enjoy a professional makeup application before leaving. Man, we look good! There’s nothing better than rocking the town with a fresh blow-out, so the

next stop on our list is a hair salon. Feeling rejuvenated and with our tresses thoroughly pampered, we head out to Regina’s trendiest boutiques for some much needed retail therapy! For dinner, we hit one of our great local restaurants to share some delicious tapas and sip on one — or two, or three — fruity cocktails. After we’ve had our fill, we jump into our private limo and sip champagne, show off our new purchases, and sing along to our favourite tunes as we head to out for an evening of great entertainment. Go get some serious “girl time” and live large!


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Allwynn Steel.

For home, business and hobby. Since 1979, locally owned and operated Allwynn Steel has been a choice supplier of steel and metal products, serving Southern Saskatchewan with daily deliveries into Regina and weekly deliveries to Moose Jaw. Walk-in customers are always welcome. Not only do we carry an extensive selection of raw material products, but we are also dealers for Westman Steel corrugated steel roofing and siding products. This includes the Decra line of stone coated steel roofing panels for worry-free performance and exceptional looks. At Allwynn Steel, we have the raw material you need for your next project. We have recently expanded our service capabilities to include plasma cutting, welding and bending to assist our customers in realizing their vision and build it for them. From metal signs to driveway gratings, decorative steel panels to firepits, general repair to custom fabricated parts—the possibilities are endless. At Allwynn Steel, we have no minimums on most items in stock, so you only have to buy what you need. Our friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff will help get your project off to the right start.

306.781.3336 6 Percival Drive, Emerald Park sales@allwynnsteel.com allwynnsteel.com allwynnsteel

Square Tubing Round Tubing Flat, Round & Hex Bar Channel & Angle Iron Sheet & Plate Beam Schedule Pipe Seamless Tubing Chrome Round Bar Turned, Ground and Polished Threaded Rod Rebar Keystock Channel Grating Bar Grating Welding Plasma Cutting Brake Press Custom Fabrication Driveway Grates Basement Braces


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For over 25 years, Royalty Goldsmiths has been creating smiles that shine brighter than diamonds. Housed in Regina’s Victoria Square Mall, Royalty Goldsmiths’ make jewelry dreams come true every day. Whatever you’re looking for — rings, watches, earrings, necklaces, pendants and more — can be found in-store, assisted by knowledgeable staff members with more than 100 years of combined jewelry experience.

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Jon Williams, store manager, understands the stress that can come with selecting the right piece because jewelry buying can be intimidating. Royalty’s team of experienced jewellers can take away the anxiety and make your shopping experience enjoyable, relaxed and fun. Their expert staff can guide your purchase from beginning to end. Royalty Goldsmiths can help with everything, including selecting the perfect diamond.


“We’re often asked which of the ‘4Cs’ is more important, but there’s no easy answer to this question. I believe there is too much emphasis placed on the ‘clarity’ of a diamond,” says Jon. Because all diamonds are graded under 10X magnification, most stones seen this way will display some smaller or larger inclusions. Often, they are not visible to the naked eye, so they do not take away from the beauty of the gem. This can actually create a very interesting “fingerprint” for the particular diamond — as unique as the individual wearing the gem. “I believe the ‘cut’ is the most often overlooked ‘C’. Proper cut — meaning the proportions, angles of the facets, polish, and finish of the stone — will make your diamond extraordinary, full of life and sparkle,” says Jon. Royalty Goldsmiths can also remake jewelry from pieces you may already own, or you can completely create your own design from scratch. Royalty Goldsmiths’ design program allows you to sit down with their designers and create your very own custom jewelry. The company was one of the first in Saskatchewan with 2D computerized design programs, and now they’re breaking through with 3D designing. “The jewelry industry is going through some major changes. Our custom design process can help you match wedding bands, even on engagement lines that may have been discontinued,” says Jon. “Best of all, when you craft a design, you’re able to view

and change it before it is created.” To create your own jewelry masterpiece, simply book an appointment with a designer for a free consultation, and make a beautiful ring design that’s truly one of a kind. Once you’ve made your purchase, Royalty Goldsmiths can help you care for your new treasures. Chemicals found in everyday substances, such as cosmetics and cleaning products, can permanently damage the nacre of your dazzling pearl, and corrode the alloys in that shiny setting, discolouring precious metals like silver, gold and even platinum. Excessive heat and sudden temperature changes may also fracture the gem. Heat can easily remove the natural moisture some gems need to keep their beauty. Checking claws on your settings is also important; overlooking this simple step could mean losing your gem. Royalty Goldsmiths recommends a free check-up and professional cleaning at scheduled intervals and offers refurbishing services to restore your jewelry. There is also a fulltime goldsmith on premis¬es specializing in all types of jewelry re¬pair, from rings and necklaces, to watches, with same-day service available. The Royalty Goldsmiths team is excited to make your jewelry dreams come true. They want to thank all their customers over the years for making Royalty Goldsmiths your jeweler. If you haven’t worked with them yet, stop by. They’ll show you what it’s like to be treated like royalty.

Royalty Goldsmiths Victoria Square Mall 2223 Victoria Ave. E. Regina 306.522.4653 royaltygoldsmiths.com

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Great fitting lingerie is a fabulous gift. Every woman needs a new bra. Why not give her something she will actually use? We can help you find the right size, or play it safe with a gift card. She will enjoy opening your gift, and the personalized service of a fitting from a professional bra fitter and maker. Buy a $100 gift card and get $15 off your next bra purchase. Bras come with free alterations and a bra warranty. Merry Christmas from everyone at PrimaDeanna Boutique.

We fit 30 to 42 bands and A to DDDDDD cup. o hours Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Step through our doors — Saskatchewan’s largest independent retail store — and immerse yourself in a world of colour, creativity and discovery. For 10 years, we’ve been providing teachers and parents with superior products designed to make learning fun for everyone. With more than 40,000 educational toys, games and resource materials, you will find everything a home or classroom needs. “We look forward to helping moms, dads, grandparents and others find unique, age-appropriate gifts for everyone on their lists,” says Harron. “Come see us soon. We wish everyone an enjoyable holiday season.”

Learning is a continuous process that should spark a child’s curiosity and imagination. That’s why we carry quality toys to last a lifetime. With more than 60 years of combined classroom and daycare experience, our staff members are incredibly knowledgeable and they understand that a child’s desire for learning must be fostered at a young age. Whether it’s crafts, Home & School Connection 911 Albert St. puzzles, books or www.home-schoolconnection.commusic, every toy provides an experience of both education and fun. When you walk in our door, you’ll be 306.585.3276 amazed by the wide variety of learning materials, and we won’t be surprised to hear you say “wow!” Stop in today.

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Refresh your spirit and come for a visit at Mabel and Martha’s — open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Your Décor is Our Passion Mabel and Martha’s Vintage Style Décor is the birth of a dream for co-owners and “soul sisters” Barb Broda and Dianna Nelson. Their passion for decorating is visible the minute you enter through the doors of this unique shop. Situated in the Warehouse District, the building lends itself to their style of decor.

chalk and clay-based paints and also teach painting classes. Many of their one-of-akind furniture pieces are reinvented using the paints. In addition to all the home décor products they carry, they also have lighting, clothing and accessories, candles, braided rugs, fine linens and much more.

Going into their fourth year in business, Broda and Nelson continue to search for treasures that help make their customers’ homes feel special. They carry two lines of

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n our world of over-consuming and over-indulgence, taking the time to get clear about your “reason for the season” gives you the clarity to prioritize what matters most. It is this clarity that will ensure your holiday season is filled with all that makes you happy and brings you joy. What is your reason for the season? Is it about the spiritual celebration? Is it about family traditions? Or is it about indulging in special foods, gathering with friends and family, or simply about rest and relaxation? Some of you may answer “all of the above,” however prioritizing what matters most is the key to a stress-free and enjoyable holiday season. So, the first step is to make a plan and prioritize: • Sit down with your family and discuss what each person wishes for the season — what does everyone want to do (activities and traditions), the foods, who to see, and more.

• Make a “wish list” based on the above, then prioritize the items (A=top priority, B=would really like to, C=would like to). “A” should only contain the items the family is not willing to forfeit. Not every wish can be granted, but now you can begin plotting the wishes into your master family calendar. This can be the month of December, and it can also start in November and go into January (the spirit of the season knows no boundaries). • Plot as many “A’s” into the calendar as you can, keeping in mind your “reason for the season” and what matters most. Always leave room in the calendar for unforeseen things that are sure to pop up. Now that you have your overall plan, plan your menus and gift lists, if giving: • Do you like to create a theme for your menus or do you have traditional foods you make each year? Using ingredients that flow from one recipe to the next

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streamlines grocery shopping as well as food preparation. • Pot lucks are a great way to get variety, experience a food theme and keep your efforts to a minimum. • A baked-goods exchange with friends is a fun way to spend way to spend an afternoon. • Consider the gift of time. Set up dates with loved ones to go for lunch, a manicure or special holiday production. This cuts down on pressure to buy gifts and the time spent wrapping them, and is more meaningful.

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If you want to buy gifts, start early. Create a master shopping list, so you can get items when they’re on sale. Gift cards are an easy way to give someone the flexibility to get what they want, and the money spent will likely go farther as prices go down after the holidays. Keep it simple and you‘ll have more fun, more time, more money and less stress. Now you’re ready to make your Master To-Do List: • Divide your list into subjects such as gift and grocery shopping, cleaning, sending invitations, decorating and food prep.

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De-stress • Now break your To-Do List down into small manageable tasks and assign who will do what. What are the items that really need your full attention and what can you delegate? What can you let fall from your list (for example: do the carpets really need to get cleaned before “the day”)? The need for perfectionism can be extremely stressful and take away from your “reason for the season.” Keeping in mind and releasing the need for control, now is the time to involve others and ask for help. After all, is it more important that it’s done exactly how you think it should be or simply that it’s done? We can inadvertently shut people out of our lives when they offer to help, but we insist on trying to do it all because we’re attached to how it gets done. Being open to the possibility that ours is not the only way

something can be done includes others and shows them they are important and trusted. You now have what it takes to execute your plan, with your “reason for the season” driving your daily priorities. We all have so much to be grateful for. It is my wish that with these tips, you’ll be more relaxed, at peace and experience the true essence of what the holidays are about for you. Rowena List is a coach, professional organizer and speaker based in British Columbia. Learn more at gettingittogether.ca.

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re you ready to be your best self? (And there should really only be one answer for that one!) Now is the time to set your plan in place; think of it as your roadmap to success. I’ve already shared my Top 5 SHRED® Fitness Tips with you, so we’ll continue to move forward, making your goals a priority. When it comes to getting in shape, many people make the mistake of waiting until January to magically transform, and follow a healthier path. I’m going to take you on a different path, because what we will focus on is setting SMART goals to lead us to success. When done right, SMART goal setting usually ends up with you surpassing your original goal. So if that is what you’re after, continue reading. Let’s break down the five-step process, and I’ll also provide a few examples so you understand how to apply it to your unique situation. I’ve been using this technique for a very long time, and it has proven to be an extremely effective way to reach goals.


S= SPECIFIC. Your goal must be specific! For example, to say you want to get in shape is a vague S= SPECIFIC. Your goal must be specific! statement. Here are two examples of a specific goal.For example, to say you want to get in shape is a vague (We’ll use the same examples for the entire SMART statement. Here are two examples of a specific goal. goal process.) (We’ll use the same examples for the entire SMART 1. I want to lose 15 pounds; I’ll go to the gym goal process.) three times per week after work. 1. I want to lose 15 pounds; I’ll go to the gym three times permy week 2. I want to improve 10kafter runwork. time; I’ll join a running group three times per 2. I want to improve my 10k runweek, time;and I’ll join improve my speed bythree 20 seconds each session. a running group times per week, and improve my speed by 20 seconds each session. M= MEASURABLE. How are you going to measure progress? M= your MEASURABLE. How are you going to measure your progress? 1. I’ll log my daily activity, and weigh myself every

1. I’ll log my daily activity, and weigh myself every Saturday. Saturday. 2. I’ll time each run, and log my results. 2. I’ll time each run, and log my results. A= ATTAINABLE. Is your goal attainable? Are A= ATTAINABLE. Is your you willing and able to attain your goal goal?attainable? Are you willing and able to attain your goal? 1. Yes, I have my program ready and structured so 1. Yes, I have I can reach my my goal.program ready and structured so I can reach my goal. 2. Yes, by building up my resilience, and being 2. Yes, by building up my resilience, and being consistent with the running group, I’ll be able to consistent with the running group, I’ll be able to have more in the tank throughout my run. have more in the tank throughout my run. R= REALISTIC. Is this a realistic goal? Many R= REALISTIC. Is this a realistic goal? Many goalsgoals are viewed as being veryvery realistic when youyou are viewed as being realistic when createcreate youryour planplan of action, listing the steps that willwill of action, listing the steps that be taken. The higher the goal, the more motivated be taken. The higher the goal, the more motivated you will youbecome. will become. 1. Yes, is quite realistic andand hashas been 1. this Yes,goal this goal is quite realistic been proven (I’ve(I’ve literally witnessed andand helped thisthis proven literally witnessed helped happen hundreds of times.) happen hundreds of times.) 2. effort Yes, effort consistency discipline 2. Yes, plus plus consistency plusplus discipline makes this goal realistic, I can do it. makes this goal realistic, andand I can do it. T= TIME FRAME. is very important, T= TIME FRAME. ThisThis is very important, as setting a period of time to reach the goal as setting a period of time to reach the goal willwill increase the sense of urgency. increase the sense of urgency. 1. Imake will make this happen in the 60 days. 1. I will this happen in the nextnext 60 days. 2. Imake will make this happen in the 30 days. 2. I will this happen in the nextnext 30 days. So that’s the breakdown of SMART goal setting, So that’s the breakdown of SMART goal setting, and you can apply this process to just about any and you can apply this process to just about any goal. The most important piece of this process goal. The most important piece of this process is writing it down and reviewing it daily. This is writing it down and reviewing it daily. This

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way it keeps your subconscious mind working towards your goal. Your confidence will improve, your motivation will be elevated, and you will continually chip away at your goal. I promise that if you incorporate SMART goal setting, you will enjoy many successes along the way and continue to raise the bar. If you need any help on the fitness or nutrition side, just visit tommyeurope.tv. We have something for everyone, including online training programs you can do anywhere. All that’s left now is for you to be your best — now! SHRED® for Success, Tommy

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Best known as the tough love television host of the The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp and Bulging Brides, Tommy Europe is Canada’s most recognized and sought-after fitness coach. Founder of Tommy Europe Fitness, Tommy is an entrepreneur, award-winning fitness coach, best-selling author, keynote speaker and creator of the SHRED Training Philosophy. Tommy earned his fitness credentials in the school of very hard knocks — as a professional football player. An 11 year veteran, Tommy was a two-time all-star defensive back in the Canadian Football League (CFL), playing with the Montreal Alouettes, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and B.C. Lions. His football career included winning the Grey Cup in 1994, and earning a shot in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. Tommy is also an honoured member of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, B.C. Lions Wall of Fame, and B.C. Football Hall of Fame.


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Technology & Your Child’s Education While kids need to be techno-competent for school, they also need time away from technology to engage their brains in different ways. 1. Keep track of how many hours a day that you are online. What websites do you visit? What takes up the most time? 2. Set time limits — balance is key. Studies suggests no more than two hours online at a time. 3. Train your brain to slow down. Stare out the window. Pay attention to what your brain is thinking. Try to focus on a single subject for a period of time. If you get off track, pull yourself back to the subject you are supposed to be thinking about.

How to use technology wisely to keep mental processing sharp

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echnology is ubiquitous — it’s everywhere, and today’s children have grown up smartphone and tablet savvy. While being raised with technology streamlines life in many ways, studies show that being constantly connected may have drawbacks. Constant online stimulation activates pleasure centres in the brain, making online time feel good. However, the brain also needs the downtime — the slower pace of being offline — to process and rest. Studies suggest heavy Internet users can actually have different brain structures in the processing areas of the brain. Using social media while completing homework and studying can negatively affect the brain’s ability to learn and store information. Tasks that require deeper concentration are more difficult to switch between. Research shows that the actual act of switching between two things actually takes longer to process mentally.

Technology and Sleep

Research shows that artificial light from screens — even small ones like cellphones — can disrupt circadian rhythms and cause poor sleep. Sleep is critical to learning: it’s when the brain moves and stores information. For students, even an hour of missed sleep per week can impact learning.

Language Development

There has also been evidence that online language and short forms used in texting can be detrimental to proper language development, especially when it comes to writing, affecting spelling, grammar, and the ability to express complete thoughts in writing.

Attention Span and Homework

Another notable struggle for students involves paying attention and focusing in class. Studies show that using technology in the classroom doesn’t actually create students who are more engaged in the learning process.

4. Have offline time. Set a rule in your house to have offline time where everyone puts away the gadgets and powers down. This is especially important during homework time and in the hours before bed. 5. Get some exercise. Find an activity to do that takes you away from all electronics and gets your blood pumping. While today’s kids may never have to be taught how to access the internet, what they will have to be taught is how to use those devices smartly both in — and out of —school.

While one study shows 63 per cent of teachers indicate that technology during homework allows students to find information more quickly and efficiently, the multitasking and distractions caused by using computers and devices during homework time actually impedes students’ ability to complete homework timely and effectively.

Creating Technology Guidelines

Scaling back online time may be difficult, but establishing technology guidelines in the house can reduce device reliance and encourage offline time and brain balance.

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Is Your Diet Right For Your DNA? willpower. I cut out sugar, no problem.” If you have a metabolic driver — the genetic blueprint — that makes you seek out sweets, it’s not that simple. Having that knowledge is empowering. Perhaps you’d be less likely to bring the leftover Halloween candy to the office. Most people know they should eat more green vegetables and yet they don’t. Would you be more motivated to eat greens if you were told that you metabolize folate more slowly and therefore have an increased risk of stroke from a folate deficiency? I encourage you to question, “Is the nutrition advice I have been given based on really old science? Is it truly personalized to my unique needs?”

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hat if you knew, on a genetic level, you’re prone to high blood pressure if you eat too much salt? Or that you possess an overactive sweet taste receptor that causes you to go crazy for cake? Or that you metabolize coffee more slowly, which makes you more apt to develop health problems such as diabetes and heart disease if you drink too much coffee? Would that make it easier to stick to a healthy diet? Would you be more motivated to make dietary changes if you knew exactly which changes will or will not make a difference? A recent study comparing genebased dietary advice with standard-dietary advice (think the Canada Food Guide) suggests the answer is “yes.” Researchers found that participants who were told they carry a version of a gene associated with high salt intake and high blood pressure significantly reduced their salt intake compared with the group that received the standard advice for salt intake. And not only did that group significantly change their salt intake, followup showed they maintained those changes for more than a year. What if you could get personalized dietary advice through genetic testing? You can. The

future of science is here today. It’s a new field of study called nutritional genomics — the scientific study of the relationship between genes, nutrition and health.

If you’d like to put together a personal nutrition and lifestyle plan based on the unique blueprint of your body, call Dr. Candice Esposito at 306.781.2222 or visit wellnessblueprintcentre.com/mygenes.

Prevention is always easier and more effective than treatment. So why not focus on how to get people who are healthy to stay healthy? The purpose of nutritional genomics is to do just that —to stop health problems from occurring in the first place. The key to the effectiveness of nutritional genomics is personalization. When it comes to our diets, one size definitely does not fit all. It’s not as simple as following the general recommendations for healthy eating. This explains why some people following a socalled “good” diet actually do worse than some people on a so-called “bad” diet. Let’s look at caffeine intake as an example. Most guidelines recommend not consuming more than four cups of coffee per day. If you’re among the 50 per cent of the population who metabolize caffeine quickly, that’s fine. However, if you’re a slow metabolizer, drinking any more than two cups of coffee per day significantly increases your risk of suffering a heart attack. Another example is sugar cravings. Some people say, “Oh, you just need more

Reference: Nielson DE, El-Shoemy A. 2014. Disclosure of Genetic Information and Change in Dietary Intake: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112665. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112665

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Points of Impact: From Surviving to Thriving that information confirmed, the daily anxiety attacks all but ceased. Today, I am without depression or daily anxiety. I recognize I will still have a heightened response in situations that are “threatening” to me, and I can be retriggered into all my symptoms if I'm startled or feeling scared. However, I have better skills to manage that now, and I realize my life is a journey not a destination. I see the progress I have made and I'm grateful. Most days, I live the life I want. And for the first time in too many years, I see a future in front of me.

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his condition — which has affected so many areas of my life — is finally not controlling my life. I am here to tell you there is hope and that recovery is possible. First, I had to redefine what recovery looked like for me. I had initially clung to the words of therapists, who told me this wasn't a life sentence. But when I found myself still being retriggered — even after much therapy and many healing modalities — I would feel like I was failing somehow. So, I began to restructure my own thinking around it. I began to accept the fact that I would experience re-triggering of my symptoms at times. I also began to remind myself that these triggers were memories of past events and that I was not in any immediate danger now. I do everything I can to manage my stress levels and care for my nervous system, including practicing yoga, taking natural supplements, maintaining healthy relationships and avoiding toxic environments or people. Slowly, I became willing to sit in my feelings of terror for brief moments in time in front of an emotionally safe person, and actually start to speak of my traumas. I find solace in doing physical work outside

on my acreage, especially after I realized one day that I had just completed two hours of pasture fencing and not once had I been caught up in my fear and anxiety about dying. That was huge! I had stumbled upon one of my first and greatest relief points from PTSD without even trying. I can't tell you what those two hours meant at that point in my life.

Can I help you with your Points of Impact? Tracy Kydd is the vice-president/ owner of the Wellness Blueprint Health Centre and is available for speaking or consultative services. She can be reached at 306.781.2222. For more information visit WellnessBlueprintCentre.com/ PointsofImpact

Deepening my spiritual connection — which I find mostly in nature — allows me to trust and let go of my fear at certain times. I found a new purpose for my life in caring for 11 wonderful animals that were left in my care. They have taught me lessons in living fully in each moment and have been a source of companionship when it seemed others had disappeared. They are a source of calm and joy in a world that has often felt very unsafe. The most amazing healing has come from listening to my own body's innate wisdom around its fight, flee or freeze system. My body has instinctively had several somatic trauma releases regarding both my surgical traumas and my childhood abuse. For years, my subconscious brain tried to help me remember my cardiac arrest by all the anxiety attacks I had about my heart stopping. Once my conscious brain had

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FROM YOUR OPTOMETRIST

Your Eyes & Systemic Disease

vision-threatening if not diagnosed and treated promptly. If you have a systemic inflammatory disease and develop a red eye, see your optometrist immediately to rule out these conditions. Another subtle sign we can see during an examination is called a Hollenhorst plaque (figure 4). This is a small yellow spot in a retinal artery and is actually a cholesterol embolus. The first branch of the carotid artery (which carries blood from the heart to the head/brain) is the central retinal artery which leads into the retina. A Hollenhorst plaque indicates a carotid artery blockage, either full or partial, and carries a significantly elevated risk of stroke and mortality.

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asymptomatic and only detected via an eye exam. Upon seeing these leaks in a patient not already diagnosed with diabetes, a referral is made to their physician for testing and diagnosis. In patients already diagnosed with diabetes, these changes can indicate the need for improved blood sugar control.

The retina is the only internal tissue that can be assessed non-invasively. This ability to actively assess living tissue allows us so much insight into your health. There are a long list of systemic diseases that may affect the eye, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, lupus, stroke, MS, gout, Crohn's/colitis, carotid artery obstruction and colon cancer.

A normal age-related change called arcus senilis is a hazy whitening in the cornea in patients over 50 years old (figure 2). However, in patients under 45, it is a strong sign of high cholesterol. In this case, a referral is arranged to their physician for cholesterol testing if it has not recently been done.

It might be surprising these very different diseases could affect the eyes, but it makes senses once you understand the pathology of each condition. For example, diabetes is a vascular disease, and the eyes are one of the most vascular tissues in the body. In diabetes, the elevated sugar levels damage the fine micro-circulation of the eyes, and these blood vessels begin to leak. This is called Diabetic Retinopathy (figure 1). In early stages these small leaks will generally be

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Similarly, systemic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, Crohn's/colitis, gout and lupus can affect the eyes via the vascular system. These diseases cause the release of inflammatory mediators into the bloodstream which cause the specific inflammation found in each disease. These inflammatory mediators follow the bloodstream into the eyes, causing inflammation of the iris (called iritis) or into the blood vessels at the front of the eye causing inflammation called scleritis (figure 3). These two conditions are potentially

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s we say goodbye to the long hot days of summer and the healthy doses of Vitamin D the sunshine provides, it becomes important for our health that we continue to ensure our levels of this powerful nutrient stay well within the optimal range. Vitamin D refers to a group of fat-soluble steroidlike compounds which we get in two ways: 1) when our skin is exposed to the sun, and 2) orally through diet and supplements. It has two main forms humans can use. Vitamin D3 is mainly found in animal foods such as seafood (cod liver oil is an excellent natural source of vitamin D) and fortified dairy products and eggs. Vitamin D2 is found in plant foods, especially mushrooms — namely the medicinal ones such as shitake and maitake — however is not as well-absorbed by our bodies as is D3. It’s difficult to get adequate vitamin D through foods. During the summer months, we need to allow our skin to feel the therapeutic rays of the sun. Staying out of the sun in summer or bundling up out of necessity in winter means vitamin D activation in the skin is inhibited. Our family gets exposed to healthy amounts of sunshine. To get a full synthesis of skin Vitamin D, I typically recommend a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes of fully exposed skin (no sunscreen!) — including neck, shoulders, arms and legs (at least lower) — twice a day during the spring, summer and fall months, as temperature permits. A hot holiday in the middle of winter also makes for a great prescription!

But why is it important? What’s the big deal about Vitamin D? Vitamin D has long been known for its role in the prevention of rickets. It is essential for increasing intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc — all needed for strong healthy bones and connective tissues. It has an essential purpose in fighting depression, especially Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) — those blues that set in after too many days in a row of cloudy, gloomy weather. Fifteen years ago, I did a research paper showing the correlation between low vitamin D status and the incidence of multiple sclerosis. A decade or more ago, studies began to emerge showing the importance of vitamin D for immune health, including the prevention and treatment of many cancers — including colon cancer. Further benefits of optimal vitamin D levels are being studied, and it is recognized for its role in fighting inflammation, which is more problematic

that simply aches and pains. Inflammation leads to cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative conditions, hormone imbalance and a host of other conditions. Vitamin D receptor sites are found on almost every cell of the body (intestine, bone, parathyroid gland, brain, heart, kidneys, skin, ovaries, testes, breasts and prostate). Of the about 30,000 genes we have, there is evidence Vitamin D affects at least 3,000 of them. More recently, we are seeing evidence of the important of sun exposure to help keep cholesterol levels in check. Cholesterol is a molecule our bodies actually need. It is made by the liver and found in every cell of our body and is used to produce cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D and bile acids that help us digest fat. Our brains and nervous systems need healthy levels of good cholesterol for proper function. Furthermore, Vitamin D is made from cholesterol in the skin in response to sunlight.

So, how do we keep our bodies strong and healthy year round? • Have your vitamin D levels tested. There have been occasions where I have suggested 8,000 IU per day for as long as 18 months. • Take a vitamin D supplement. I typically suggest 1,000 IU in the summer (June, July, August), 2,000 IU spring and fall (September to November and April to May), and 3,000 IU in the winter (October to March). For infants whose skin tends to not see much sun, 400 to 800 IU daily is a safe dose. For children ages two to 12, 1,000 IU daily is recommended year-round. • Ensure adequate intake of organic eggs, seafood (especially fatty fish like salmon), and organic cheese in moderation. • Get yourself into the sun! This means graduated exposure (start with five minutes and work up), without sunscreen for at least 20 to 30 minutes, one to two times per day. Doing this in a systematic way ensures you get vitamin D and also decreases your risk of burns as your body learns to produce more melanin (the pigment that causes tanning, but also protects the skin from UV damage). So get out there and enjoy those rays! Dr. Julie Zepp Rutledge BSc ND has been practicing naturopathic medicine in her home town of Regina since 2005 after graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Dr. Julie enjoys practicing and promoting the principles of healthy living in her own life, with her family and in our community.

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If you have ever struggled with dieting, you know what a challenge it can be. But what if you found a program with an eating plan that was nutritious, delicious and included real food supplements and ongoing support from health professionals? TruHealth helps people lose fat and have a healthy body composition. Created by Mannatech, a 20-year old company specializing in wellness, the program is an evidence-based approach to losing fat. With a low glycemic eating plan and supplements made with real food and no synthetic ingredients, TruHealth helps people make lasting changes to their size and overall wellbeing. Cheryl Giambattista is a health coach, former teacher and mother of six. Shalene Jan is a nurse and mother of one (soon to be two). Here, they share details of the TruHealth program and how to get started.

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REFINED: What drew you to helping people with healthy living? Cheryl: My journey began 20 years ago, when my son was diagnosed with a lifethreatening health challenge. I wanted to do everything I could to help support his health, so I increased the nutrient level of his food and really noticed a difference in his health. This ignited a passion to help others, and I became a health coach. Shalene: I have always been an advocate for health, whole foods and natural eating. My husband and I have been incorporating that way of living into our lives for quite a few years, so it seemed a natural progression to share our knowledge with others. How does TruHealth work? There are five components to the program that work in combination to give you optimal results in the shortest amount of time, while also being sustainable over the long term.

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Often people try weight loss programs and then regain it back. How does TruHealth prevent this? Maintenance is key. Often, when people diet, they lose 50 per cent fat and 50 per cent muscle mass. That leaves you with depleted lean muscle mass, which means you burn less calories. With this program, you gain more lean muscle mass, which helps you maintain. What kind of support do you offer? We offer personalized phone calls, and clients can text or email us 24/7. We also have an online community where our clients support each other, and Wednesday nights we offer a group call for TruHealth clients with tips and coaching. The program also comes with a step-by-step guide, recipes and an approved food list. In the near future, we will offer a free athome workout program.

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Expert ADVICE

STOP THE PAIN

Supplements used to treat joint pain:

The supplements glucosamine and chondroitin have been shown to reduce knee pain and slow progression of osteoarthritis. But a recent large trial funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says that glucosamine plus chondroitin is not very effective for knee pain, and does not slow the progression of osteoarthritis. This conflicting report could have a logical explanation: the new NIH study used glucosamine hydrochloride (glucosamine HCl) instead of glucosamine sulfate (glucosamine SO4), and it is the sulfate form that has been shown to be most beneficial in previous studies. Patients who use these supplements should notice an improvement within 12 weeks, and if not, should discuss their therapy with their health care provider.

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hen arthritis, an injury, or surgery causes pain and inflammation, the type of medication most commonly taken to relieve mild to moderate pain and swelling is a NonSteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug, also known as an NSAID. Examples include ibuprofen (which is available over-the-counter as oral Advil™ and Motrin™) and prescription-strength oral ketoprofen. The downside to taking oral NSAIDs is that they have a high incidence of gastrointestinal side effects (stomach pain and burning) and in some cases, can even lead to intestinal bleeding. To solve this problem, compounding pharmacists can prepare NSAIDs (in particular, ketoprofen) and other medications as transdermal creams and gels. They have been shown to produce high levels of drug in the affected tissues beneath the site of application where the medicine is needed to relieve pain and inflammation, yet low levels in other areas of the body; this decreases the risk of drug interactions and side effects (such as gastrointestinal pain).

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Ask us to recommend a quality supplement that will best meet your needs. Therefore, transdermal NSAIDs have a safety profile which is superior to oral NSAIDs. Our professional compounding pharmacists can compound the strength of medication which is most appropriate for each patient into a special cream or gel that will be cosmetically appealing, while facilitating the absorption of the drug through the skin into the affected muscle, tendon or joint. Conditions that have responded well to transdermal ketoprofen therapy include: • Joint stiffness and pain • Achilles or patellar tendinopathy • Ankle sprain - Grade I or II • Sever's disease (the most common cause of heel pain in pre-pubertal children) Transdermal preparations can be customized to contain a combination of medications to treat your specific problem. For more information, visit www.reginapain.com, or call us to register for a free pain seminar!

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Expert Advice

At my Queen City Medical office located at 2306 9th Ave N., I operate a family practice with a special interest in BOTOX® cosmetics. This service is available to anyone who is interested. People often have questions around this product, and I'm happy to answer any questions patients may have.

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ore than 12 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in North America, and it is approved in 78 countries for cosmetic use. BOTOX® is injected into muscles and temporarily improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows. Contrary to what some people may think, this is completely different from fillers, which are artificial compounds injected into the soft tissues to plump up lips and fill in volume loss. BOTOX® simply relaxes the muscles so they do not contract as forcefully, thereby improving the appearance of the deep lines and wrinkles that are formed after years of repeated contraction. Often, prescription medication can be used after a BOTOX® treatment that can further reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and other signs of

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aging such as freckling, sun spots, irregular skin tone, roughness and redness. With a typical BOTOX® procedure, patients are photographed in a variety of expressions. After an explanation of the procedure, the medication is administered, and the patient is given a few minutes to rest. The entire procedure is usually complete in less than 20 minutes. Typically, a BOTOX® treatment will last up to four months. After a procedure, patients are not stone-faced, and still have normal expressions; however, the deep wrinkles and furrows that used to be present are now less prominent.

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We are also available for after-hours service. At BOTOX® parties, new and experienced clients can share the experience of receiving BOTOX® treatments. It is a great way to socialize and spend time with friends while enhancing your appearance in a lower stress setting outside the office environment. The cost varies with the amount injected, but a typical procedure usually runs between $200 and $800. I encourage anyone who is interested in BOTOX® or other cosmetic compounds to call the office and book in for a free consultation.

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SUPERHEROES UNITE FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF

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aster Seals Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Abilities Council once again hosted a bevy of fundraising superheroes for their annual cross-province event — the Easter Seals Drop Zone SK. The high octane event attracts adrenaline junkies, superhero fans, Easter Seals supporters and, of course, those willing to step out of their comfort zone for a good cause. Rappelling down high rise buildings in each city, participants raise money in support of Easter Seals programming and Camp Easter Seal located in Manitou Beach, Sask. — the only barrier-free facility of its kind in the province. This year, a new location was added to the Drop Zone event roster; individuals from Prince Albert and surrounding area braved the rappel lines for the first time as they scaled down the L.F. McIntosh building.

Drop Zone YQR The 10th anniversary for Drop Zone (DZ) Regina brought out a record turnout of spectators watching from the ground, cheering on DZ participants. Regina Police Service (RPS) and Drop Zone’s national safety team, TACTEN Industrial, situated themselves on top of Hill Tower II in the city’s downtown core, getting everyone strapped in and ready to “drop.” “The Easter Seals Drop Zone has been an excellent opportunity for the RPS-SWAT rappel team to utilize our training and

expertise to better the lives of children with disabilities in Saskatchewan. It truly has been a privilege to see people overcome their fear and apprehensions over the years knowing their donations will make a difference,” says Colin Hegi, Corporal and team lead of RPS. Participants were ready August 20 to take the Drop Zone challenge and conquer their fears. Amy Weekes, community relations and event coordinator in Regina, fully support her fundraising superheroes. “It was wonderful to see how many people came out to support the rappelers and Easter Seals this year. Our participants work so hard to raise the $1,500 to rappel, and many go above and beyond that to help send Saskatchewan children to camp,” explains Weekes.

Drop Zone YXE This was the 11th year for Drop Zone Saskatoon, and the final time the event will be hosted at Carlton Tower downtown; participants will rappel down a new building location starting in 2017. While many exciting things were happening on August 23 at Saskatoon’s DZ event — including celebrity rappeller Ricky Forbes, formerly of CMT’s Tornado Hunters, along with a rappelling Gingy from Brainsports’ Gingerbread Run — the looming skies had everyone’s attention. “We were in constant communication with TACTEN, our safety experts the whole day and we were ready at any given point to shut the event down.

Obviously we can’t control the weather, but luckily the skies didn’t open up and despite some light rain and wind, we were really lucky,” explains Karly Shanks, Saskatoon community relations and event coordinator. With all fundraised dollars staying in Saskatchewan and going towards kids and youth with disabilities, the event holds a special place in many hearts and is a highlight for those who utilize services offered by Easter Seals Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Abilities Council.

Drop Zone P.A. Spectators and sponsors gathered around the L.F. McIntosh building September 7 to get acquainted with the first annual Drop Zone Prince Albert. Hosting a mini block party, the organizing crew was well received as many were geared up for the pilot year — hoping the event will attract more participants and sponsors for years to come! For more information about the Easter Seals Drop Zone, the Saskatchewan Abilities Council or to learn how you can become or support a SUPERHERO, visit the national website thedropzone.ca or contact the Saskatchewan Abilities Council.

Saskatchewan Abilities Council/Easter Seals Saskatchewan 2310 Louise Ave. Saskatoon thedropzone.ca events@abilitiescouncil.sk.ca

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raduating from university as a mechanical engineering technologist, Lisa Peters had no idea she was going to become an event planner. But when the “pink slip” left her without a job, she didn’t hesitate to jump on the next opportunity that interested her — one that introduced her to the exciting world of event planning. “Developing funds for The Arthritis Society was my first eventsrelated position,” notes Lisa, who began working for the non-profit in 1993. Described as having “fire in her eyes,” Lisa’s infectious enthusiasm and passion for events soon led to her creating her own events management firm — Eye Inspire Events. As Eye Inspire’s chief event architect, Lisa and her team build events that go far beyond all expectations. Whether it’s a corporate fundraiser, board meeting, product launch or fashion event, they are the creative spark behind some of Regina’s most successful events — creating unforgettable experiences out of little touches and big splashes.

The Eye Inspire team has more than 25 years of local and international experience from concept creation to event day management, to post-event analysis. “Our team is dedicated to making a difference and we’re all very attached to our events,” says Lisa. “Whether it’s a charity or corporate event, we take it seriously. Crafting a memorable event is all about the details, and we can handle every detail to ensure your event is successful.” If hiring an event planner isn’t in your budget, Eye Inspire also offers event consulting. “We want you to have a great event, and we’ll work with you and your teams to make it a success,” says Lisa. Lisa’s passion for event planning extends to other areas of her life as well. As the host of Talk of the Town on Access 7, Lisa helps local artists, authors and community groups get their events the attention they deserve. “There are so many people having amazing events in Regina that can’t afford to advertise, so they come on my show,” explains Lisa. “I love having another opportunity to help people.” Yet, just like her career as an event planner, Lisa didn’t plan on becoming a talk show host. While it wasn’t the path she saw herself on at the time, she learned to be grateful for the opportunity. “Sometimes you think you want to do something a certain way, but if an exciting opportunity is in front of you — take it,” remarks Lisa. “I’ve learned that opportunities are put in our path so we can learn and grow. You can’t close the door on them. So, while I think I have my five-year plan nailed down, who knows what will happen,” Lisa laughs.

TRAILBLAZERS However, one thing for certain is that Lisa has found her niche in event management. “When you love what you do, it’s all just going to flow,” says Lisa. “It’s never work. I love what I do; it’s what feeds my soul. It’s what makes me happy, and I love helping people.”

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To have Lisa and the professional Eye Inspire team elevate your next event, contact them today.

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When talking about the recent success of Canadian women, what better way to start than with the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, during which Canada’s women won all but two of Lisa Peters our country’s medals. Our Olympic team has more females than males — 186 of Canada’s Eye Inspire Events 314 competitors are women. They also generated Canada’s first dozen medals over the first306.539.5339 Lisa@EyeInspireEvents.com eight days of the Games, including the first two gold! EyeInspireEvents.com

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here has been no shortage of Olympic champions over the years to inspire girls to take up sport. In fact, Clara Hughes is the only athlete to ever win multiple medals at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Now she’s working closely with Right to Play, which uses sport and play to help kids in disadvantaged areas. The numbers of Canadian women entrepreneurs continues to grow. In 2012, there were 950,000 selfemployed women in Canada, accounting for 35.6 per cent of all self-employed persons. Although women have not quite yet achieved salary equity of men, nor yet rule the majority of Fortune 500 companies, this is all changing as women step into their natural leadership capacities. Canada benefits from the growing number of female business owners. Women entrepreneurs benefit our economy — and inspire young girls to go after their dreams. In 2012, female-owned businesses represented more than $117 billion per annum of economic activity in Canada. When a woman decides to start a business, she tends to stay in business longer. In terms of employee growth rates, a majority of female-owned firms are significantly more active in hiring new employees than their male counterparts. Women are forging ahead in the world of business, strengthening Canada’s economy while living out their passions in the space they’ve worked so hard to create for themselves. More than ever, young girls are surrounded with strong female role models who empower them to believe they can do whatever they set their mind on. One such role model is, of course, the successful Canadian entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson, owner of

Venture Communications. She is best known as one of the venture capitalists on the award-winning CBC series Dragons’ Den and The Big Decision, as well as a marketing expert on Recipe to Riches. While a hard-nosed investor on Dragons Den, Dickinson is every bit the passionate — and humble — entrepreneur one might hope. While Dickinson’s success and leadership have been recognized with multiple honours and awards, she is also a generous philanthropist, supporter of many important causes, mother of four and grandmother of five. You may have also heard of Saskatchewan designer and entrepreneur Rachel Mielke, who founded Hillberg & Berk in 2007. In addition to designing and selling jewellery, Hillberg & Berk is a huge supporter of charities that empower women. To date, they have contributed more than $500,000 to both national and international organizations assisting women in their pursuit of greatness. Another one of Canada’s trailblazing women, is Torontoborn Dr. Samantha Nutt. She’s generous, brilliant and a key instigator of positive change — for Canada and the world. She is the founder of War Child Canada, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children in waraffected communities reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. Much of our country’s progress as a nation is owed to the work of remarkable women who pushed for change, even in the face of intractable social barriers, discrimination and resistance. Every day, Canadian women — and those around the world — are doing their part to break barriers and shatter the “glass ceiling.” As women advance, the future looks bright!

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what our clients are saying “Whatever the occasion, when we call upon you, whether our event is on the red carpet, or action- packed rappelling, you truly bring a whole new meaning to event management. You have navigated us through hefty events, successfully raising thousands of dollars for multiple charities and nonprofit organizations. No detail is ever overlooked; you are always on schedule and deliver an over-the-top experience every single occasion. The Eye Inspire team will always have a place in our commercial and personal event planning arena.” — Shawn Hazen, President/CEO, Haztech,

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aised in a family of hardworking farmers and business owners, Jennifer Forrester always understood the importance of having drive and ambition. “I’ve always had my hand in business,” notes Jen. “You see how hard your parents work and the entrepreneurial spirit is just ingrained in you.” Armed with tenacity and a strong desire to start her own company, Jen established

Saskatchewan’s first mobile showroom — Floor Coverings International. What inspired Jen to buy the franchise? Already the owner of a successful window coverings business, she found herself helping clients choose selections for their home outside the realm of window coverings, from cabinets and cupboards to paint and lighting — and, of course, flooring. Jennifer Forrester

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take a cupboard with you to look at flooring! We ended up finding some vinyl planking that works perfectly, and then Jen helped us with paint colours to go with the floor. The colours make the oak really pop and look more modern. I feel like it’s finally my home!”

“It dawned on me that taking clients from store to store and moving samples back and forth all the time was very cumbersome and inconvenient. It was a no-brainer when I came across this flooring franchise that I needed to bring it to Saskatchewan, to allow my customers the convenience of looking at samples right in their own home,” remarks Jen. With low overhead, Jen can sell products at the lowest price possible and offer customers options that fit exactly within their price range. And in terms of flooring, the floor to your door concept is brand new to Saskatchewan — and has been received with great response. “It’s just such a vast ability to have in your driveway,” says Roberta Yergens, a recent client of Floor Coverings International. “I love how Jen brings everything right to you and makes suggestions, but lets you make up your mind on your own.” Roberta, who had flooring installed throughout the upstairs of her home in September, wanted her new floors to accent the original honey oak cabinets, railings and furniture that were installed when the house was first built in 1994. “Jen is absolutely amazing,” Roberta continues. “She brought in sample after sample to put up against my cupboards, which was great because you can’t

Many times, people don’t even know where to begin when it comes to designing the interior of their home. “A lot of elements play into the flooring choice. It’s not just colour and design; you have to know what’s underneath the flooring and the structure we have to work with,” explains Jen. “I love working with my clients, helping them problem solve and create the space they’ve always wanted.” Jen always goes above and beyond her client’s expectations. “She even provided us with the name of a great contractor when we had our bathroom renovated,” Roberta mentions. “It’s so convenient to have someone able to help you with more than just one thing.” Jennifer takes the stress out of home decor, providing her clients with the full gambit, from paint colours and drapery to furniture and area rugs. She’s an interior decorator who brings a wealth of experience — and thousands of flooring samples — right to your front door.

Floor Coverings International — a division of Foram Home Decor Regina 306.52FLOOR reginamobileflooring.com

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Marketing & Business Strategy Advice

that COUNtS By Laurissa Kainz Photos DeAnne Bell

Creating a brand that reflects the values and vision of your business can be a lot of work. It can be difficult for a small business to manage, and working with a bricks and mortar ad agency can be very expensive. Fortunately, there are a new breed of companies like Global Minds to help clients engage their audiences without breaking the bank. Subi Vaid, owner

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lobal Minds Marketing and Consulting Inc. is the “brain child” of Subi Vaid. After 15 years as a project manager in the film and television industry and a three-year stint in advertising, Subi noticed that small businesses were being overlooked, and that there was a distinct gap in the advertising marketplace. Propelled by her keen interest in marketing and her passion for helping people communicate their messages effectively, Subi filled that need by starting her own company. Global Minds provides clients with something different. Using an integrated approach, Subi’s team works with clients to determine their goals and direction, then creates a complete marketing strategy to get them there. Clients enjoy all the services, strategy and creativity of a fullservice agency, without paying for the high operating costs of one. “I love meeting people and talking to them about their work. I have a natural inclination to help people. I always see value in what they’ve done before and what we can do for them now,” says Subi. “Knowing that I can make a difference and enhance their business in the marketplace is important to me.”

Global Minds has been a silent partner in marketing initiatives for the Hospitals of Regina Foundation, Century West Homes, Skye Café & Bistro and the Wascana Country Club, and has helped make large projects such as Gold Metal Plates and the Moustache Bash a success. “I love being part of the Canada 150 New Year’s Eve event. It’s the big party that kicks off a year-long birthday celebration for Canada. My parents came here in 1970 from India, and it means so much to me to be Canadian,” remarks Subi. “Canada has allowed for so many opportunities for me and my family, and I’m so grateful.” As the mother of a one-year-old, Subi loves having the freedom to take care of her daughter, Hannah, while she works. “I even bring Hannah to client meetings and they have no problems with it. We joke that we’re going to make her business cards and she’ll hand them out,” she laughs. While she loves the freedom of working from home, Subi doesn’t spend all her time hiding behind her computer. “I love to meet with clients outside the office,” says Subi. “I like to visit local coffee shops and see what’s happening in the city.” While the normal agency world runs from nine to five, Monday to Friday, Subi is always available for her clients. “I address problems right

away with no waiting period. If my client needs me, I’m there.” As a freelancer, Subi is constantly looking towards the future. “I’m very interested in digital trends. Things are getting faster and smaller and businesses are operating on smaller budgets. It’s exciting to come up with ways to navigate through that new world of advertising,” notes Subi. “There’s often a misconception that the best ideas are always the most expensive ones. I like proving that one wrong for my clients every day.” Looking for solutions for your business that get both attention and results? Put the passion and expertise of Global Minds behind your next advertising or marketing project.

Global Minds Marketing and Consulting Inc. 306.596.4966 subi@globalminds.ca globalminds.ca

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e know that Canada benefits from having more women in business. While the underlying reasons are complex, women still earn less than men because many of them are unlikely to ask for raises, take on more work — or take the leap into starting their own company. Now in her fifth year of business, Andria Kainz of Shademaker Blinds and

More has been recognized as one of the top blind companies in Saskatchewan. However, she struggled as a single mother for years, working long hours at jobs she didn’t love until she finally decided to throw caution to the wind, and start her own blinds company. “I was tired of working for someone else and not having the freedom to spend time with family,” explains Andria. “I took a big risk and I did have my fears

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— but starting my own business was something I needed to do, for me and for my family. And it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.” In a world that needs more female role models, Andria is a shining example of what hard work, determination, and the belief in yourself can do. “I want my daughters to know they have the power to choose their career paths, and to pursue their own dreams and accomplishments,” says Andria. “It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s possible — and so worth it — to do what you love.” In the male-dominated world of business, it’s critical for women to recognize their own personal strength, empower the women around them and support other women in the industry. Candice Carr, a successful businesswoman herself, had her entire house outfitted by Andria last September. After meeting her at the Spring Home Show, Candice knew she could trust Andria for all her window covering needs. “As a woman with her own business, I can really appreciate other women in the industry. After meeting Andria, I immediately knew I wanted to work with her. Hands down, Andria offered the best products, service and followup. She did an amazing job.” What was it that truly set Andria apart

from her competitors? “Nobody else wanted to put the work in and provide me with the help I needed,” explains Candice. “But Andria was there for me from start to finish. She understood my needs and gave me plenty of choices. She provided me with different ideas, products and price points, and was so accommodating — she even let me keep samples!” “I was so impressed with how flexible and easygoing she was,” Candice continues. “Andria was great to work with, and provided me with so many options. I ended up getting exactly what I wanted, within my budget. I would recommend Andria and Shademaker Blinds to anyone in a heartbeat.” In fact, Candice is now looking at purchasing drapery from Andria, and has referred her services to many friends who are building new homes. “Candice is a great example of another woman in business who supports Shademaker,” says Andria. “She is the type of customer who appreciates the kind of service I offer.” “As a woman, I have always had the drive to prove myself as a strong competitor in business,” Andria continues. “I also know what it’s like to be jerked around and mistreated by salespeople. This is why I work from a place of integrity and authenticity — and why I’m incredibly proud to be a woman in business supported by other successful women.”

For your next blind install, book your free inhome consultation with Andria today. Shademaker Blinds & More By appointment only Regina 306.533.7750 www.shademakerblinds.ca

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Taking Care of the Cleaning SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS By Laurissa Kainz

With our hectic lifestyles and the constant struggle to find work/life balance, maintaining a clean and organized home is nearly impossible. This is where Tidy Time Saver comes in — a team dedicated to making your life easier, one cleaning at a time. left,right Sharla Shaw, owner photos DeAnne Bell

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idy Time Saver is a professional house cleaning company that’s been proudly serving Regina and surrounding area for more than 17 years. In April 2015, they opened their second location in Saskatoon. Company owner, Sharla Shaw, graduated with honours from Carleton University in Ottawa with an undergraduate degree in Law and Criminology. While her friends and family were a bit concerned with her decision to take a break from law school to start her own company, Sharla knew it was the right path.

“You have to believe in yourself and that what you’re doing is right,” remarks Sharla. “I thought to myself: ‘it’s going to be a lot of work, but I can do it.’ I also told myself that if it didn’t work out, I could always go back to law school. That was 17 years ago,” she laughs. As one of the leading cleaning companies in the industry, Tidy Time Saver does more than provide impeccable cleaning services. They also pride themselves on building strong relationships with clients. “A lot of people think of a cleaning company as people carrying a mop and pail, but we are so much more than that,” explains Sharla. “Our staff members leave each house hoping they have made their client’s day just a little bit better.” One of Sharla’s keys to success is hiring and retaining an amazing staff. With a team of 38 exceptionally trained, friendly and courteous staff members, Tidy Time Saver stands out as the top choice for residential house cleaning services. “When hiring staff, I don’t look for someone who’s cleaned before,” explains Sharla. “I look for someone with a great personality and excellent work ethic — and I can teach them to clean the way I want them to.” “How much my staff love their job is important to me,” continues Sharla. “We’ve had girls here for more than 10 years.

We are a family. Being able to provide someone with their career and an opportunity to earn their livelihood means so much to me.” Giving back to the community is a vital part of Sharla’s business. Tidy Time Saver is proud to partner with Cleaning for A Reason, a non profit that serves the U.S. and Canada. This organization partners with maid services to offer professional house cleanings to help women undergoing treatment for cancer. To date, Cleaning for a Reason has assisted 23,000 women with cancer. “When we had the opportunity to work with Cleaning for a Reason, we hopped right on board,” says Sharla. “Giving back to our community is one of our main focuses, and we’ve been lucky to partner with such an amazing organization for the last eight years.” In the future, Sharla plans to expand her business and her love of helping people even further. “I’d like to coach other cleaning company owners in various cities and help make them successful,” says Sharla. “My goal is to continue growing my business in new, exciting ways.” Feel free to contact Tidy Time Saver today for a free quote. Or, if you’re interested in a career with Tidy Time Saver, you’re invited to fill out the application form on their website. Proud partner of

The Tidy Time Saver Professional Cleaning Service Regina: 306.546.1505 sharlashaw@tidytimesaver.com 202-2206 Dewdney Ave. Saskatoon: 306.664.0072 info@tidytimesaver.com

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By Laurissa Kainz & Sherry Lee

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Dionne Warner’s story of surviving cancer eight times is nothing short of inspiring. Unstoppable and radiant, Dionne is out and about, rocking her shaved head and bright pink “Cancer Sucks” t-shirt, and living life to its fullest.

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ionne was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995, at age 30. Since then, it has recurred seven times in different parts of her body. Each time, she initially asked herself: “why me?” But that soon turned into “why not me?” It was the latter question that helped her get over those low points in her life. “This is what I had to do for every diagnosis so I could start the fight over.” “I’m alive and feeling good,” she comments, despite having four tumours in her liver and having to take a chemo pill every day. “I’m showing people it can be done. Surviving cancer eight times is the biggest thing I’ve ever done, next to marrying my amazing husband, Graham.” Graham and Dionne Warner, who had met years earlier, reunited in 2001 after their first marriages ended — the same year Dionne was diagnosed with liver cancer. “When I found out I had liver cancer, I said he didn’t have to marry me and I’d move back to Ontario,” says Dionne. “Graham took my hand at the hospital and said to me: ‘You never leave your wingman.’ And we’ve been together ever since.” Inspired by Dionne and Graham’s amazing story of love and perseverance, Deana Driver authored and published Never Leave Your Wingman. Dionne dedicates her life to empowering other women diagnosed with cancer, and one way is through her partnership with the Look Good Feel Better program — Canada’s only charitable cancer program dedicated to empowering women to manage the effects that cancer and its treatment can have on their appearance. “I want these women to fight, hang on, and never give up,” remarks Dionne. “This program is a great bonding opportunity for them and helps them know they aren’t alone.”

and shave her entire head — a look she’s maintained even after getting better. “I don’t think I’ll ever grow my hair back — I travel light,” she laughs. Although she had been through it many times herself, it was her husband’s diagnosis of spindle cell sarcoma — the same cancer Terry Fox had — that was most difficult for Dionne. Thankfully, Graham is now in remission and this busy couple faces the future with optimism. They were able to make a $26,000 donation to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency for breast cancer research, thanks to the sales of their Warrior of the Ribbon pink tow truck calendar. Dionne is adamant: “Goals are so strong in my life — my main one is making it to 2017 because I’ve got plans! When we travel, I always find a little spot and sit and say ‘thank you.’ ” Sporting a tattoo that says “hope,” Dionne embraces the word fervently. “People say they don’t think they can do it, but… you will be amazed by how deep you can dig. It’s all about the fight — or you’ve already let the cancer win. You can’t let it take over your life. You must believe in hope and never give up.” Through her journey, Dionne has been able to draw on an inner strength that keeps her grounded. “I’ve found that I’m stronger than I ever thought I could be,” she says. “I’ve learned that life is short. You have to live with no regrets. If you’ve got the dreams, you’ve got to go make them happen. Most people take their dreams to the grave. I never want to be that girl.” Graham & Dionne Warner and Warriors of the Ribbon photos by Craig Clendening

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Life ALtering,

But Not DefiNiNg By Brook Thalgott Photos courtesy Canadian Cancer Society

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he Canadian Cancer Society has a mission: the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. “Our mission guides us in our work, helping cancer patients and their loved ones through their journey, and working hard to see the end of cancer for everyone,” says Laura O’Brien, peer support coordinator. “Our vision is to create a world where no Canadian fears cancer.” When you make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, you’re funding cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support. The Society’s support programs are an integral part of their work, helping people who have cancer and their families navigate through a cancer diagnosis, treatment and for many, recovery. The Society’s Cancer Information Service is a national, tollfree service for cancer patients, caregivers, loved ones, the public and healthcare professionals. “We take all the time you need to answer your questions and give you information,” says Laura. “We can answer questions about cancer treatment and side effects, clinical trials, how to cope, locate emotional support services, help in your community and complementary therapies.” The service is available Monday to Friday in English and French, with interpreters for other languages. The Society provides other helpful services. The volunteer driver program — part of the Getting to Treatment program — helps people get to and By Laurissa Kainz & Sherry Lee Photos DeAnne Bell from medical appointments and treatments. The program is based in Regina and Saskatoon, but drivers also do weekly bus depot pick-ups to drive people coming from rural communities. More than 600 people required this assistance last year, with 250 of them being from rural Saskatchewan.

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Individuals may also require treatment further from home for longer periods of time. The Financial Assistance Program provides assistance to those who need help covering the cost of transportation and accommodation when travelling for treatment appointments in other cities. “It’s important to note this program is not


“After leArning i hAd cAncer,

I emailed the Canadian Cancer Society. I just had so many questions about my diagnosis, about next steps, about who I could talk to, about how to deal with the medical system. They were incredibly responsive. They emailed back within four hours. They sent me information. They gave me the names of organizations to contact. I joined the Peer Support Program, which pairs people dealing with cancer with buddies who have been through similar experiences. I was matched with a woman in Calgary who had also had thyroid cancer and was now seven years cancer-free. We talk every month on the phone, and emailed and texted in between. I’ve found that so beneficial because you just have so many questions, and my buddy was so knowledgeable and so supportive. The Canadian Cancer Society is a perfect example of an organization that goes above and beyond to help people.” —Shandra Nelson, Regina

funded by the government and only made possible by generous donations,” says Laura.

connect on the internet, we offer support services for everyone,” says Laura.

People affected by cancer also need emotional support as they wind their way through diagnosis and treatment. The Society’s Peer Support Services connect people diagnosed with cancer and caregivers with people who have been there. This free service connects people living with cancer with trained volunteers who listen, provide hope, offer encouragement and share ideas for coping. There’s also a supportive online community of caregivers and survivors at cancerconnection.ca. “Whether you want to meet in person, talk on the phone or

The Society’s Living Well with Cancer community retreats are intended to provide people who have cancer with practical tools to assist them in the cancer journey without the need to travel great distances or to be away from home. “The retreats connect people with others locally who are going through a similar experience,” says Laura. “They are for adults with any type of cancer at any stage in the cancer journey.” Whether you’re someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, a caregiver or just

want to make a donation to the vital work done by the Canadian Cancer Society, you can learn more at www.cancer.ca. “Until we see a cure, our work isn’t done,” says Laura. “And thanks to our generous donors, we can continue our work until our mission is complete.”

Canadian Cancer Society Saskatchewan Division 1910 McIntyre St. Regina 306 790-5822 1.877.977.HOPE (4673) ccssk@sk.cancer.ca

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By Tobie Hainstock

How the determination of one Saskatchewan-born woman has made a difference for those battling ovarian cancer.

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n Saskatchewan, we pride ourselves on having a lot of grit and a survival spirit. For plus-size model Elly Mayday, that strong prairie will and determination may have been what gave her the fortitude to stand up for herself when she needed it most. Mayday was raised just outside the community of Aylesbury, SK. and dreamed that someday she would become famous and travel the world. She moved to Vancouver to pursue that dream and became a flight attendant. After doing some pin-up modelling as a hobby, opportunity came knocking and she got her start as a plus-size model. Finally, her dream was being fulfilled! However, all was not as rosy as it appeared to be for the young woman. She had been experiencing severe back pain and she knew something wasn’t right. Mayday went to her doctor about the issue. She was given painkillers and told not to worry about it. Symptoms persisted, so Mayday continued to search for answers. Doctors blamed the pain on her weight and told her to work out and strengthen her core area. This didn’t satisfy the young model; she continued to seek out answers. It wasn’t until after a CT scan revealed an ovarian cyst that the pieces started to fit together. Mayday had a biopsy done, which indicated a rare form of ovarian cancer called Low Grade Serous Carcinoma. This meant the beautiful young 25-year-old woman was in for the By Laurissa Kainz & Sherry Lee Photos DeAnne Bell battle of her life. Although her prognosis wasn’t good, Mayday was determined to fight; and fight she did! Following a hysterectomy and three months of chemotherapy, Elly went through a 10 hour surgical operation to remove what remained.

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Refusing to give in, Mayday moved forward, posing in many shoots bald-headed and baring her surgery scars in an effort to bring awareness to this deadly form of cancer. The Forever Yours lingerie campaign is one that is particularly memorable. Mayday was still taking chemotherapy treatment at the time, but was determined to grab the attention of the public. “I worked really hard on those shoots because I knew I was doing something that would help other women facing the same thing,” she says, “Even

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now, whenever I have control of a shoot, I ask them not to photoshop the scars. The scars tell a story.” To this day, Mayday is dedicated to bringing ovarian cancer into the spotlight for researching a cure and further developing treatments. She travels throughout the country to bring attention to ovarian cancer. Through social media, Mayday has acquired a following of hundreds of thousands from all over the world. By speaking out at different events and being part of the “Ladyballs” campaign, Mayday is able to inform women about what to watch for. “My passion is to educate and let everyone know my story. I want my experience to help others.” Mayday encourages all women to be aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Some signs and symptoms may include:

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Abdominal bloating or swelling Quickly feeling full when eating Weight loss Discomfort in the pelvic area Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation • A frequent need to urinate

Mayday also advises women to get answers. “If you don’t feel like you are being listened to by your health care professional, find a new doctor or professional. Tell them your symptoms and ask lots of questions.” Don’t stop until someone hears you.

Love ‘n Light Project As part of her dedication, Mayday and a team of talented makeup artists, stylists and photographers have decided to pay it forward and show support to those who are fighting cancer. The Love ‘n Light

Project was designed to add some comfort for both men and women. Gift baskets are available to those going through chemotherapy, with each including a blanket, tea, two movie tickets, a diary, pen, water bottle, cards, calendar, a letter from Elly Mayday and more. Presently, this project takes place in British Columbia, but it is widely hoped Love ‘n Light will spread across the country to give support to those fighting cancer in all Canadian provinces and territories. Still a young woman with a bucketful of plans and dreams, Elly Mayday says she is determined to carry out her destiny. She refuses to let anything stop her — not even cancer. ellymaydayofficial.com | ovariancanada.org

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LOVE the

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imberly Castle believes every woman deserves to feel like royalty. As a two-time pageant title holder, she has travelled to China twice for the Mrs. Globe (MG) pageant — an exciting opportunity for married women or women 26 years of age or older to realize their dream of being in a pageant. “It’s a truly empowering experience, one that I want to share with as many women as I can,” says Kimberly, who recently took on the national directorship of the Mrs. Canada Globe (MCG) Pageant. Last year, the pageant was held in Regina in celebration of its 20th anniversary — the first time the event was ever held in Canada. “I really wanted to bring the pageant back home so my friends and family could experience it,” says Kimberly. The event includes all the typical elements you’d find at a pageant, such as evening gowns, swimwear and an interview portion, but with a strong focus on charity. All funds raised by the 2016 delegates were donated directly to SOFIA house, a second stage housing facility that provides safe housing and support for families trying to escape violent homes. Just over $40,000 was raised last year. “Being able to support such a worthy cause is important to me. We’re proud of what we’re doing in the community,” Kimberly adds.

As an online wellness coach and personal trainer, Kimberly works with women to help them achieve the body they’ve always wanted. In 2012, she also wrote the Amazon bestseller The Pretty-Fit Lifestyle, which shares top advice from her journey with fitness. Kimberly is passionate about empowering women to feel strong, healthy and beautiful. Her inspirational fat loss success story has influenced women all over the world. Before her 30th birthday, Kimberly signed up for her first fitness competition, lost 40 pounds, and was featured on the cover of Oxygen, an international fitness magazine. Since then, she’s won several fitness awards and been on the cover of other popular magazines, including FitnessRX and Maxim. “I love seeing women succeed in whatever they want to do. So many of us complain of hating our bodies, and this lack of confidence prevents us from going after the things we want most in life. I want to help women love their bodies and be confident in their own skin,” Kimberly says. While she dedicates herself to empowering women through health and fitness, it’s taken Kimberly a long time to develop a healthy relationship with her own body. “I have spent my entire adult life consumed with my weight and how I looked,” she admits. “Even after losing the weight and competing in fitness competitions, it was very difficult

to figure out how to eat normally. I had become obsessed with being thin. I needed something to help me get on track — that’s why I started teaching BARE.” The BARE Method, Kimberly’s latest online coaching program, offers six weeks of training, mentorship, personalized support and coaching. “BARE is a program for women who want permanent weight loss. It not only focuses on eating healthy and working out, but also on our mindset — which has a lot to do with whether or not we’re successful,” explains Kimberly. “This program was developed to really focus on changing our thoughts when it comes to health and fitness.” Currently, Kimberly is in process of preparing for the next Mrs. Canada Globe Pageant to be held in Regina on March 17, 2017 at the Hilton Double Tree hotel. “Seeing the excitement on the faces of the women who are competing is amazing. I can’t wait to come back to Regina and share this incredible experience again with my home town.”

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Serving Up

Holiday drinks & Gifts for the Community

Yes, Regina, it’s true.

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few weeks ago, a ray of sunshine appeared for the city’s coffee lovers. Regina’s newest, and first free-standing Starbucks Coffee Company Licensee opened its doors. Located in Regina Centre Crossing — the “old Superstore” for the locals — the store is serving up coffee and more seven days a week. “We have got everything you have come to expect from Starbucks,” says owner Scott Love. “Our menu is full of everything you love about Starbucks.” Scott Love, owner

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ow is the perfect time for a visit, with the Starbucks Holiday Drinks available. “We’re in the spirit with Peppermint Mochas plus Caramel Brule and Eggnog Lattes,” says Scott. “And you’ve got to stop in for our Cranberry Bliss Bar, our Gingerbread Loaf and a Snowman Cookie.” The store is also serving up their Christmas coffee blends, as well as their original menu of coffee, lattes, mochas, Frappuccinos, teas and more. If you are in the mood for breakfast along with your morning fix, grab one of their legendary pastries, yogurts or breakfast sandwiches. Lunch time? Grab a drink and an artisanal sandwich to stay or go. Starbucks is also a great place to search out gifts this holiday season. You’ll find their full line of mugs, tumblers, presses, machines, makers, grinders, teapots and kettles. There are also beans, syrups and sauces to take home, and even Christmas ornaments for your tree. Starbucks has even made gift giving easy with their premade gift bundles for the coffee, cocoa or tea lover in your life. You can also buy your deserving staff a special holiday gift too. “We can supply great gifts for family, friends and the office,” says Scott. “Just stop by for a drink and take a look.” Starbucks is proud of its commitment to the community it serves. “Our mission is to be part of the neighbourhood, and we are doing our part,” says Scott. This year, among many other things, Starbucks offered free coffee to all service members on November 11. Military members, police officers, firefighters and EMS members were welcome to stop by for a beverage — a small way Starbucks could thank them for their service. The store will also be supplying Santa’s Anonymous volunteers with food and drink while they wrap Christmas gifts for the city’s less fortunate children this year. Even the environment will be getting a boost; this spring the store will start its free coffee grounds composting program for Regina’s gardeners. “Anything we can do to help, we try to do,” says Scott. “It’s just part of the Starbucks culture.” Stop by seven days week — between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Catering is available for your next event too; just give them a call for details. Find them online at starbucks.ca and on Facebook for events, promotions and more. Starbucks Coffee Company Regina Centre Crossing 1621 Albert St. 306. 525.2005 starbucks.ca Starbucks Regina Centre Crossing

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A Journey through the

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t’s a recipe for one the greatest culinary evenings you can experience in Regina. Top chefs and their teams bringing their best, beautifully paired wines, Olympic athletes mingling among the crowd at the Conexus Arts Centre — all topped off with a medley of Canadian

musicians you would rarely have a chance to see together in one place.

have raised more than $11 million

Gold Medal Plates Regina 2016 held on October 28 was all of that — and then some! As the ultimate celebration of Canadian excellence in food, wine, athletic achievement and entertainment, Gold Medal Plates events across Canada

Foundation. These funds are used to

above Chef Curtis Toth’s Torched Chinook Curdo, Aromatic Cultured Cream, Fermented Lentil Crumbled and Sea Buckthorn Berries. Paired with Vintage Ink 2014 Wild White.

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since 2004 for the Canadian Olympic assist current and future Olympians to access performance resources. Fourteen of those Olympians were present in Regina this year.


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he evening started with a VIP reception for special guests featuring Executive Chef Jonathan Thauberger from Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar (2015 Gold Medal Plates champion). The venue filled with people who drifted joyfully around the culinary competition, savouring fine food and wine, and participating in the silent auction. Meanwhile, a panel of six judges gathered in a separate room to assess each entry. Judging was based on visual presentation (20 per cent), texture (10 per cent), technical achievement (10 per cent), taste (40 per cent), wine compatibility (10 per cent), and wow factor (10 per cent). Judging completed and everyone’s palette satiated, the crowd moved to the celebration segment of the evening which included fabulous dessert, a live auction, speeches by Olympians, entertainment, and the muchanticipated awarding of the Gold Medal Plates. The atmosphere was euphoric as the three winning chefs joined the Olympians and entertainers onstage for the grand finale. The crowd lingered, mingled and drank up the celebratory atmosphere. All competing chefs were awarded the Gold Medal Plates Emblem of Distinction, the gold standard in Canadian fine dining. Only chefs selected to compete at the Gold Medal Plate dinners are offered this distinction. In the eyes of those attending, every chef there was a winner! Wayne Morsky, event co-chair, has high praise for the event. “We have a champion committee of people who work with us, and our fantastic event planner, Lisa Peters. It’s a highlight seeing everyone on stage after — the musicians, the winning chefs and the Olympians. It’s a really powerful experience, and I’ve been fortunate to travel on some of the trips here and see that same thing happen…it’s just a unique thing.”

CulinAry AwArd winners GOLD: Chef Garrett “Rusty” Thienes Harvest Eatery and Freshmarket, Shaunavon Smoked Wild Boar Tenderloin with Burn Morel and Sage Crust, Butternut Squash Veloute, Beet Puree, Dehydrated Crabapple Chips, Saskatoon Berry “Air”, Rhubarb Gastrique black garlic demi-glace. Paired with Dirty Laundry Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir. Rusty will now go on to compete at the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna in February, 2017. “It means a lot to be here. I saw the first episode of Gold Medal Plates on the Food Network, and remember watching it from start to finish and hoping that one day I’d be at that level. It’s such a great cause. I have a great relationship with Hayley Wickenheiser. To do something that helps the Olympic team and at the same time showcases what we can do and all the other chefs… I don’t think there’s an event like it anywhere else.” SILVER: Chef Curtis Toth DoubleTree by Hilton Torched Chinook Curdo, Aromatic Cultured Cream, Fermented Lentil Crumbled and Sea Buckthorn Berries. Paired with Vintage Ink 2014 Wild White. “It means everything to be a part of this. It’s a handful of chefs from the southern Saskatchewan area…we get a chance to compete and raise money for Olympians. I feel very privileged and honoured to be here with a great team.” BRONZE: Chef Joel Williams, Capitol Restaurant & Cocktail Bar Rabbit Duo with Striped Beets and Saskatoon Berry Gastrique. Paired with an Eau Vivre Winery 2014 Pinot Noir. “This is a big step in my career. My entire team has cooked with me at some point in my career… it’s great to be here with them tonight.”

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other Competing Chefs Chef Destiny Slobodian The Copper Kettle Restaurant Lamb & Mint Local Lamb Parfait with Marrow Carrot Mousse, atop Honeyed Beef Pave. Minted Peas finished with VanillaSaskatoon Berry Gastrique. Paired with Sandhill Vineyards 2012 Small Lots Three. “It’s huge. It’s the first competition I’ve ever done. Win or lose, this is such a great organization and raises funds for such a great cause. Any recognition a chef can get at this magnitude is a huge honour. It’s amazing.” Chef Tim Davies The Willow on Wascana Mole Amarillo Beef with Corn 3 Ways, Local Sheep’s Feta and Avocado Puree.

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Paired with Meyer Family Vineyards 2014 Gewurztraminer. “I’m pretty proud… pretty excited. We have a really good team this year. It’s a good cause… stressful, but it’s fun.” Chef Parveen Singh Caraway Grill Juicy Caraway Chicken wrapped around a Tender Smoked Lamb rubbed with a pinch of Curry Sauce, Cheese and Spice. Paired with Scout Vineyard, Orofino 2014 Reisling.

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Chef Michael Zech Queensbury Convention Centre Evraz Place Blue Mushrooms, Chicken en Croute. Paired with Rosewood Estates, 2013 Lock, Stock and Barrel

Erica Wiebe Wrestling, Rio 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist “What we go through as athletes; we give it our all and we’re able to go out there at the Olympic Games and have our moments because of the people in this room that support us, that allow us to go out there and be our best. I worked eight years to be on the podium in Rio and I love this sport, love what I do. I hope to be there in four years in Tokyo and bring home another one.”

“It’s fun. It’s good to put our name out in public so they know we are more than just meat and potatoes. It’s a good cause to raise money.”

Andrew Byrnes Rowing, 2008 Beijing, 2012 London, Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist

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more olympiAns Miranda Biletski - Paralympic Rugby, 2016 Rio Catriona Le May Doan (Event Emcee) – Speed Skating, 1992 Albertville, 1994 Lillehammer, 1998 Nagano, 2002 Salt Lake City, Four-Time Olympian, Olympic Bronze and Two-Time Gold Medalist Isabelle Charest – Speed Skating, 1994 Lillehammer, 1998 Nagano, 2002 Salt Lake City, Olympic Silver and Two-Time Bronze Medalist Fiona Smith-Bell – Ice Hockey, 1998 Nagano, Olympic Silver Medalist Paige Lawrence – Figure Skating, 2014 Sochi, Olympian Curt Harnett – Cycling, 1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul, 1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta, Four-Time Olympian, Olympic Silver and Two-Time Bronze Medalist Cameron Baerg - Rowing, Athens 2004, Olympic Silver Medalist Colleen Sostorics – Ice Hockey, 2002 Salt Lake City, 2006 Turin, 2010 Vancouver Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Olympian Erica Wiebe and Chef Thienes, photo courtesy Gold Medal Plates

“It’s a valuable event to be a part of. Government funding is only a portion of what maintains all the athletes you see on TV every four years. Events like this are a big part of the Canadian Olympic team and the fundraising effort that goes into programs like Own the Podium. It’s a huge effort being an Olympic athlete. When I was a rower, I was full-time, six days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It’s a 24/7 endeavour, but when you’re wanting to do something unusual like win an Olympic medal, you have to prepare in unusual ways.” Mark Tewksbury Swimming, 1988 Seoul, 1992 Barcelona, Olympic Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist “It’s super fun for me because I get to hang out with all my Olympic buddies, taste delicious food… and support the

Olympic Foundation which does great things for current athletes, so it’s kind of a win-win-win. The great thing about being an Olympian is that the foundation is there to handle whatever life throws at you; we’ve got the base to get through.” Kevin Graham Water Polo, 2008 Beijing, 2015 Toronto, Olympian + 2015 Pan Am Bronze Medalist “It’s wonderful. I’m honoured and thrilled to be here. I definitely still consider myself a Regina boy with family here. It’s nice to see a big event like this… the spirit of the sport coming to Regina, and then being asked to be a part of that is pretty cool.” goldmedalplates.com olympicfoundation.ca

Lucas Makowsky – Speed Skating, 2010 Vancouver, 2014 Sochi, Two-Time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medalist Marnie McBean – Rowing, 1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta, Olympic Bronze and Three-Time Gold Medalist

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2016 entertAiners Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo Barney Bentall of Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies Anne Lindsay of Blue Rodeo Devin Cuddy of the Devin Cuddy Band Sam Polley

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want to ensure people across Saskatchewan have as many opportunities to engage in the arts as possible,” says Michael Jones, CEO of the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Approaching its 70th anniversary, the Saskatchewan Arts Board was the first public arts funder in North America, and is the second in the world next to the Arts Council of Great Britain. The Board provides support to Saskatchewan artists, arts organizations and communities through programs, funding and services. While it receives most of its funding through the provincial government, the Board works at “arms-length” and all funding decisions are made by a jury of peers, who provide the Board with recommendations for which organizations receive grants — and how much. “We provide grants for both organizations and individuals,” explains Michael, “but also to schools for professional artists to work in, or to community organizations who want to do residencies with artists.” In addition to grant programs, the Saskatchewan Arts Board owns the largest collection of Saskatchewan artwork anywhere in the world. The artwork is loaned out to galleries and museums around the globe, and is also made available for Saskatchewan businesses to rent. In addition to their large collection of artwork, the Board operates a number of programs to support engagement with the arts. In October, the Saskatchewan Arts Board will be presenting the Saskatchewan Arts Awards, an event celebrating the achievements of individuals, groups and individuals in all areas of the arts. Another important program, run through a partnership with SaskCulture and the Ministry of Education, is LIVE Arts.

“LIVE Arts allows students all across the province to engage with professional artists electronically, through the ministry’s television network,” explains Michael. “This spring, an Indigenous hip-hop artist worked with over 5,000 students — all at the same time!” While the Saskatchewan Arts Board plays an important role for the arts in our community, “our accomplishments are the accomplishments of the organizations and people who we support,” says Michael. “We aren’t the ones going out and putting on an exhibition or staging an arts show; our job is to work with people so these things can happen. Our success is the immense amount of activity that happens in this province.” This activity can be seen in a number of ways. For instance, in its 16th year, the Sâkêwêwak Storytellers Festival included, for the first time, a symposium entitled “Activism and Education through Art.” It brought together Indigenous artists, curators, academics, art advocates and organizations from across Saskatchewan and Canada. The 2016 festival was made possible through partnerships with various organizations, such as the MacKenzie Art Gallery, New Dance Horizons, and the Dunlop Art Gallery — all of which are supported through the Arts Board’s Professional Arts Organizations Program. It was a truly incredible event that drew the community together. Currently, the Saskatchewan Arts Board is in the process of reviewing their programs and figuring out how they can better support independent artists. “We want to ensure we are making the most effective use of public monies,” explains Michael. “We are in the process of figuring out how our programs can better serve our artistic community, and remain viable.” To date, the Board has made eight stops throughout the province to engage in public consultations with Saskatchewan artists. “As important as the work we’re doing here is, I’m happier if people know the incredible variety of artistic opportunities available around them,” says Michael. “I would rather people know about all the opportunities available for Saskatchewan stories to be told and heard.” saskartsboard.ca

opposite Elina Lucky is a 13-year-old ballet dancer who participated in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet summer session, with the help of a Premier’s Centennial Arts Scholarship from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Photo by Mitch Photography below A camper at Lumsden Beach Camp participates in “art time.” The camp received a Creative Partnerships grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to work with artists Terri Fidelak and Laura Hale to weave engagement in the art throughout camp operations. Photo courtesy of Lumsden Beach Camp. 2. The cast of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. This Globe Theatre production toured to 14 communities across Saskatchewan in 2015 and 2016, with the help of a Culture on the Go grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Photo by Danielle Tocker. 3. The Movable Feast performance at the 2015 Cathedral Village Arts Festival in Regina was organized by Curtain Razors to honour the memory of its co-founder Michele Sereda. Curtain Razors receives Professional Arts Organizations Program funding from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Photo by Carey Shaw


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In the early 1970s, a junior high school student in Victoria, B.C. was introduced by his drama teacher to Krapp’s Last Tape, a play by Samuel Beckett — and became obsessed with it. Today, that junior high student is internationally renowned film director Atom Egoyan, and the fruit of his obsession, Steenbeckett, is on display at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

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n Steenbeckett, at the gallery through January 2, the last reel of Egoyan’s 2001 film version of Krapp’s Last Tape rolls around the room through a complicated series of pulleys, literally immersing viewers in the film. The movement is driven by the massive Steenbeck editing machine Egoyan used to edit the film. As the film and its sound plays on the Steenbeck, it also plays (in digitally remastered glory) on another wall, audible only through headphones. In Krapp’s Last Tape, a 69-year-old man (John Hurt), on his birthday, records (as is his custom) a reel-to-reel tape, reflecting the events of the previous year, and on a randomly selected tape from a previous year. This evening, he listens to a recording from when he was 39, reflecting on a recording from his late 20s. On reason the play “blew his mind” as a young man, Egoyan says, was that “this ability of this one character to move around in these three different periods of his life, in a linear form, was so succinct and so provocative.” But there was another, more personal, reason. “My father kept a diary every day of his life,” he says. “There was a period where he was transcribing it onto a reel-to-reel tape recorder. Suddenly, I was dealing with this character who could have been a projection of who my father would become, and with

this notion of this legacy of tapes that I knew I would inherit.” That raised the question, “What does it mean to have this all these recorded memories if there’s no one there to bother listening?” Steenbeckett was inspired by the way the editing process on the Steenbeck mirrored Krapp’s reel-to-reel tape recorder. “We see these reels very visibly in the frame,” Egoyan notes. “So as I turned the machine backward and forward, the reels on the machine on the screen were also turning backwards and forwards, and that seemed really delightful. I felt like a child, playing with this toy. “I think we’re fascinated by this idea of movement of reels. It connects us to the process of laying down memories and taking time. It suggests there’s an anxiety that we’re going to run out of material to record, or that there might be something that breaks or gets scratched or is somehow compromised. We don’t really think about that with digital; it’s quite abstract. This is a meditation on that moment when we were still dealing with a technology that mirrored aspects of our own body.” Steenbeckett, first installed at the Museum of Mankind in London in 2002, has previously appeared in Manchester, Birmingham, and Enniskillen, Ireland. Regina is the smallest city to host it, but at the Mackenzie it’s in the largest space to date. As a result, Egoyan says, “we’ve been able to do things that have never been presented before,” specifically the

opposite and top left Installation of Atom Egoyan, Steenbeckett at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2016. Photo: Don Hall. top right Atom Egoyan, Steenbeckett, 2002. Installation at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2011. Photo: © Ego Film Arts

large-screen projection, and the installation of the film’s actual editing bench. Egoyan says the resulting “fresh,” “major reinterpretation” helped him rediscover his own film. “You can’t help but find something new, because the text is just so beautiful, and the performance is so rich. Beckett’s writing is very emotional. It’s not dry; it’s not abstract; it’s very specific and very poetic, full of so much resonance.” Listening to it during the installation, he thought, “Oh, my God, I’d forgotten how beautiful that is, how beautiful it is to listen to a great actor negotiate that text.’” Egoyan has a varied career, directing not just films, but also opera and theatre, as well as creating installations such as Steenbeckett — but for him, they’re “all one thing,” despite the different considerations (and audiences) involved. “The lovely thing about being in a gallery space is you can be quite hermetic in a way, your questions and your approach can be quite oddball,” he says. “It’s okay to be very eccentric — and this is a profoundly eccentric work.” He adds, “I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about coming back and remounting it after this period of time, but I’m really excited about what we have in that gallery right now.” So is the MacKenzie Art Gallery — and its visitors.

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BreakOut West 2016 Lights up Regina for a Weekend of Memorable Music By Laurissa Kainz & Sherry Lee

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ast month, more than 65 bands came to town during the 14th annual BreakOut West music festival and conference in Regina. Making its appearance for the third time in Regina, the event brought together artists, music lovers and industry leaders for an exciting and memorable weekend dedicated to celebrating Western Canada’s thriving music culture. Several Saskatchewan-based favourites lit up their home turf, including Rah Rah, The Dead South, Andino Suns, Megan Nash, Jeffery Straker and 10 other bands. The events went on at 13 local venues simultaneously, so fans had to be organized to catch their favourite artists. Some of the venues included Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar, The Exchange, Bobby’s Place, The Capitol and the Artful Dodger. Aside from the Saskatchewanbased artists, the festival also featured acts from the Yukon, Northwest Territories, B.C., Manitoba and Alberta. The conference aspect of the festival provided an opportunity for Saskatchewan artists in all genres and career levels to learn, network and be recognized. Conference discussion topics ranged from marketing and touring to finances and recording. It also provided artists with the chance to interface with people from across Western Canada. Mike MacNaughton, chair of this year’s BreakOut West Host Committee emphasizes the importance of this annual event in bringing many industry players together to connect and engage. “It’s very much a relationship business — who you know, who you are friends with, so it’s really huge from a business perspective. You get to meet industry people from across Canada and around the world, to make those kinds of business connections that are very difficult to make.” The festival kicked off with the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMAs) on Thursday, October 13 at the Casino Regina Show Lounge. The event was hosted by country music star Brett Kissel, who was also a main headliner. The evening featured performances by David Morin, Diyet, Justin Lacroix, Lexi Strate, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Rosie & the Riveters and William Prince.

Also co-headlining the WCMAs was Regina’s own Colin James, who was honoured by FACTOR as the 2016 inductee into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Notably, Colin received CIMA’s Road Gold certification earlier that week, having sold more than 25,000 tickets in less than 12 months during his popular 2015 Canada-wide tour. James topped the evening off with an energetic crowd-pleasing performance that included many of the old favourites. Some of the award winners included Brett Kissel (Country Artist of the Year), Yukon Blond (Recording of the Year), Colin Stewart (Producer of the Year), Pharis Romero (Songwriter of the Year), Lexi Strate (Pop Artist of the Year), The Wet Secrets (Rock Artist of the Year), David Morin (Urban Artist of the Year) and William Prince (Aboriginal Artist of the Year). Saskatchewan award recipients included Jason Cullimore’s Along the King’s Road (Classical Composition of the Year), Yvonne St. Germaine (Spiritual Artist of the Year), and Rawk Entertainment Group Inc. (Impact in Live Music). “You want to put on a successful event and leverage that on behalf of the city and province,” adds MacNaughton. “It exposes people to the city and venues so they have that much more confidence about returning and hosting events here.” BreakOut West 2016 met that mark while celebrating the best of Western Canadian music — and Regina is anxiously awaiting its return. breakoutwest.ca opposite left Blake Berglund, photo by Alex Shenton top right Youngblood, photo by A Rancher’s Son top right Andino Suns, photo by A Rancher’s Son lower right Yvonne St. Germaine, photo by A Rancher’s Son

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ging in place is the preferred option for many seniors and their families. Remaining in the home they’ve had for years provides a sense of comfort and familiarity. Aging in place allows seniors to maintain their independence for longer, and for some families, can be a financial savings as opposed to paying for a seniors’ care home facility. Falling is the most prevalent cause of injury amongst seniors and one of the biggest barriers to safely aging in place. With a few precautions around the home, the risk of an accident can be greatly reduced. Adult children should assess their parents’ homes every year and upgrade safety measures as necessary. • Install handrails along every staircase and set of steps — preferrably on both sides — on the inside and outside of the house.

• Add to each step a reflective, anti-skid tread in a contrasting colour to increase the steps’ visibility. • Ensure there is proper lighting in every area of the house. Light switches should be easily accessible, and consider installing night lights in hallways and bathrooms for easier movement. • Examine the flooring throughout the house and repair any broken or loose wood, tiles or carpeting. Remove area rugs, as well, and mark uneven thresholds with reflective tape. • Ensure a fire extinguisher is within reach. Check the batteries in the fire alarms. Review fire safety plans on a regular basis. • In the bathroom, install grab bars beside the toilet and in the bathtub. A rubber mat along the bottom of the tub will offer extra grip. • Check the settings of the hot water heater to prevent unnecessary burns. • Remove any clutter that is blocking doorways or impairing movement throughout the house. • Rearrange furniture layouts if necessary to open up walking space and to provide easy access to seating and exits. • Exterior steps and walkways should be kept free from rocks, mud, snow and ice. Arrange for regular maintenance through the year. • Install a ramp if mobility aids are used or to improve access into the house.

Because some medications may affect reaction times or impair mobility, adult children should regularly review their aging parents’ medication record and keep track of any adverse effects. All concerns should be brought to the attention of the senior’s doctor.

Moving On How does one know when it’s time to move? Here are just a few considerations to keep in mind. A change in health may mean a change in home. For many seniors, this is the No. 1 reason for moving. Examples of changes in health include memory loss, inability to walk or climb stairs, or insufficient ability for self-care. If health has impaired daily living and housing adaptations will not provide assistance, consider new housing options. Would regular drop-in care help? Can the senior move in with a family member? What about a care facility? Loneliness. Social isolation amongst the senior population is high. As one ages, it becomes more and more difficult to get around, often resulting in long periods

of alone time at home. Moving closer to be near family and friends can help improve a senior’s social life. Relocating to a retirement community is a great way to meet new people and form new social circles. The home becomes too large to manage or requires extensive repairs and updates. A house takes a lot of regular maintenance, and when someone reaches the point when they either no longer feel like taking care of their property or no longer are physically able to, it’s time to consider downsizing to smaller condo or apartment. This is a perfect time to sort through personal belongings and donate or throw away anything unnecessary or broken. For some, moving can be an emotional process. Memories are often associated with physical places and to leave that place behind feels like abandoning special moments. For others, the difficult part of moving is the belief they are sacrificing control over their own lives. The key is to provide support for family and friends who are making this major life transition.

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Creating an Effective Relationship with Your Pet By Erin Legg

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emember when you found those perfect shoes to go with your perfect dress and your not-so-perfect dog turned them into something completely unwearable? Remember when you finally found the perfect sofa to complement your perfectly re-done living room only to have your not-so-perfect cat take his claws to it? We understand. Pet parents, we’ve all been there. As fulfilling as pet parenting is, sometimes we have to go through a few growing pains. Is it possible to create a harmonious relationship with our fur babies? Yes. Does it take work? Yes. With persistence and a bit of patience, training your pet pays off.

Why Should I Train My Pet? Teaching your pet behaviours is not about establishing dominance; rather, it’s about creating a healthy relationship. Think about it: we as humans do not thrive to our fullest potential in a dominant relationship, so why should we expect our pets to? Training pets with positive reinforcement encourages selfcontrol and enhances predictability. Training your pet also allows for a comfortable living situation. Because we share

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vocal cues for praise or to reject a behaviour, and consider implementing a clicker into the training process. Your pet will associate the clicking sound with a certain behavior; coupled with a treat system, this can be a powerful training method. “We strongly recommend going to at least a few sessions with a trainer who uses positive reinforcement methods,” says Patricia. “Look for a professional with certification from the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers. We can put people in touch with some great certified trainers.”

our homes and lives with our pets, doesn’t it make sense to teach them the same life skills we’d teach our children? Even Fido can have polite manners when the neighbours come over for tea. The social side of training teaches your pet how to act around other animals and humans. Animals, just like us humans, can experience anxiety in unfamiliar situations. Proper training enhances your pet’s confidence when experiencing something new. It gives you, as a pet parent, the opportunity to understand how your pet operates; knowing any limitations will only strengthen the bond you have.

Effective Training Our pets prefer positive reinforcement for a job well done rather than punishment for an unwanted behaviour or act. Both Lisa Koch, executive director of the Regina Humane Society, and Patricia Cameron, executive

director of the Saskatoon SPCA, stress the importance of positive reinforcement when training your pet. “If you want a balanced, well-mannered pet, the way to achieve this is with positive reinforcement behaviour training,” says Lisa. Patricia expands on this by saying positive reinforcement helps pet owners “form a strong, trusting and mutually enjoyable relationship.” Punishing an animal with the hopes of discouraging a behaviour will only add stress to the situation. And an animal under stress will be more likely to commit an undesired behaviour — such as using the floor as a toilet. So what is positive reinforcement? Since a pet owner cannot realistically sit their pet down and have a heart-to-heart (“Please do not jump up on the neighbour when she comes over for tea.”) implementing a reward system for the desired behaviour is effective. Use

Creating a reward-behaviour relationship takes patience and practice! Avoid overstimulating your pet by teaching one trick or behaviour at a time. Lisa agrees, and elaborates by saying, “Pet owners must be consistent. Once your pet has learned basic behaviours or routines, keep them sharp by working them randomly and regularly, several times a day. ‘Sit’ for dinner, ‘wait’ at doors, ‘down’ at the dog park; be spontaneous and unpredictable.”

Can I teach my old dog new tricks? Absolutely. Some say it’s perhaps easier to teach an older dog behaviours rather than a puppy because an older dog has effective concentration abilities. Regardless of your pet’s age, don’t be discouraged from proper training. Don’t let the fact that your pet is a cat dismiss any hopes of training. Cats are just as trainable as dogs. Simple cat training can include: “down,” “come” or even how to walk on a leash. Whether you’re starting with a puppy or a kitty or have adopted an older, seasoned animal into your home, training is an effective, and essential, component to creating a harmonious household in which every family member can thrive.

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MOSAIC STADIUM Thanks for the Memories! By Carter Haydu Photos courtesy Saskatchewan Roughriders

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he magic of Mosaic Stadium was not so much about the physical structure, but rather the interactions between fans, players, staff and volunteers who made every moment of the final season at Mosaic Stadium a momentous and emotional one — right up to the last home game on October 29th.

“What has meant the most for people [at Mosaic Stadium] would be the great moments and relationships, right down to the hosts who were there to greet patrons every single week, the beer guy people would chant for, or the fans, some of whom literally sat next to each other for many, many decades,” says Gregg Sauter, vice president of business development and marketing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. “No one will miss the leaking water, the cold water, the lines to the washrooms and the cold hot chocolate, but we will build new traditions that our next generation of fans and current fans will enjoy for a long time to come.”

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During the 2016 season, the Roughriders organization recognized important moments in the team’s history. For example, to honour the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Grey Cup championship, players of that era returned to meet fans and receive praise for their Rider Nation contributions. It was also an opportunity for players to reconnect. “They hadn’t seen each other for many years, and there were a lot of stories and emotions that came out with those guys and their families. That was a very special event.” On another occasion, the Riders honoured retired kicker Dave Ridgway, whose famous 35-yard field goal against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats led to victory in the 1989 Grey Cup. According to Sauter, it meant a lot for Ridgway to return to Regina and be recognized. “He hasn’t been back here in a long time. He has lived in the U.S., and while his family knew he was kind of big deal up here, I think they were a bit overwhelmed at just how big of a rock star he actually is in Saskatchewan.” As for the closing ceremony at the old stadium, Sauter says that while organizers knew it would be an emotional, soldout celebration, they did not know what the weather would

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be beforehand. “When you are planning months in advance, you have to be prepared for freezing cold or pouring rain or snow. However, we knew that no matter what the weather was, we could count on video and the use of lighting. Those became the core aspects of our planning.” Organizers distributed coloured illuminated wristbands to the spectators, which were centrally controlled. “Our game day team could determine from which side of the stadium a colour would be,” says Sauter. “They could do some neat things with that technology, and we had supporting spotlights and pyro. We choreographed all this with a video production and some on-field recognition of some of our heroes of the past, and of course Gainer the Gopher.” He adds: “At its very core, it was relatively simple, but it still took months to create and design. It also

took a really, really good team to execute.” At halftime, the team recognized artists who had crafted songs tied to and representing the Roughriders. Up-and-coming country music artist, Saskatchewan’s own Jess Moskaluke, also performed. Even though Saskatchewan lost the game to the B.C. Lions (24-6), Sauter says it was a truly memorable night, finishing off an emotional season. “All year long we really celebrated our past, our great players, and all the moments in that historic facility. It really came together with the last game. We had a really great partner in the Mosaic Company, which worked with us on the design of the closing piece.” While the Roughriders organization is still working on what special events to include when the next football season kicks off in a brand new Mosaic Stadium, Sauter says the

team has a few guiding principles. “We want it to be young and fresh, we want it to be high energy and emotional. With that, we also want to ensure we don’t forget our past — where we came from. So we are not leaving everything behind.” Along with imagery recognizing retired players, retired numbers and Saskatchewan’s championship victories, most importantly the fans, players, staff and 200-plus volunteers will ensure the new stadium feels just as much like home as the old one. In the end, Sauter reiterates, relationships will continue to be more important than the physical structure. “Some people have their real families,” he says, “and then they have their Rider family who they sit with for 10 or 11 games a year.” Thanks for the memories, historic Mosaic Stadium — a new season is upon us.

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Experience

CENTRAL

AMERICA

By Erin Legg

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xceptionally beautiful countries — Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama — and is home to some of the world’s most diverse ecosystems and cultures. With an endless sun above, its landscape consists of mountains and volcanoes, beaches and desserts, oceans and forest. From modern cosmopolitan centres and authentic villages and everything in between, travellers are treated to an experience of a lifetime by the locals and the growing tourism industry. What’s your preference: adventure? relaxation? history? Here are just a few suggestions to get you thinking about your Central American vacation. Your adventure awaits!

Beautiful Beaches With the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Caribbean on the other, travellers to Central America have their pick of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Roatan, a tourist island hotspot off the coast

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of Honduras within the country’s Bay Islands is one. Its white sandy beaches are inviting for sunbathers, but the real draw is found in the waters. The Great Mayan Reef (the largest reef in the Caribbean and the second largest in the world) runs along Roatan’s coast and provides tourists with ample diving and snorkelling adventures. Marine life is abundant, including coral, mollusk, sea turtle and hundreds of species of fish. The reef is also known for its whale sharks — gentle giants that are often a rare creature to witness in action. Located along Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast is Manuel Antonio National Park, and within this picturesque location are a few of the country’s most stunning beaches. Blanketed with white sand, the beaches are backed by rainforests home to tropical birds and wildlife (lucky visitors may be able to spot the squirrel monkey if they’re lucky — an endangered species). The waters of Manuel Antonio are home to bounteous marine life. Scuba excursions offer tourists opportunities to spot dolphins and whales along the pristine coastline.

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Eco-Tourism is Abundant The Central American region is covered by rainforests. Within these stunning ecological areas is a high diversity of species. Deforestation has claimed much of the rainforests that were present 50 years ago, but there are many protected areas in which tropical species thrive and give visitors the opportunity to experience its biodiversity. Eco-tourism is a thriving aspect of the Central American economy; travel to natural areas in a responsible, environmentally-friendly manner that promotes the local authentic culture is one of the best ways tourists from around the world can experience the unique landscapes. Panama offers a rich menu of eco-tourism adventures. Many of these trips are easily accessible from Panama City, giving visitors the opportunity to experience both the culturally diverse city and the stunning landscapes that surround it. A camera is


country’s vast natural environment with visitors provide environmentally friendly vacation options. For example, the Domicile Private Wildlife Reserve is a habitat for howler monkeys, birds, butterflies and tropical foliage that appeal to travelling naturalists.

Mayan Ruins necessary when hiking the local jungle trails, as you never know which exotic bird will fly overhead or how many monkeys will be spotted playing in the canopy. Another way to experience the tropical forest is with an eco-cruise through the Panama Canal, during which wildlife can be viewed from the water. Nicaragua is another country with an everexpanding eco-tourism industry. Tour companies specializing in sharing the

All throughout Central America exist ancient Mayan ruins that attract people seeking an experience of a fascinating era of history. Belize, a popular tourist destination because of its stunning Caribbean beaches, is also home to some of the most amazing Mayan ruins in the world. A ferry ride from the village of San Jose Succotz takes tourists to the site of Xunantunich, home to the second tallest ruin in Belize. For those who enjoy a challenge, the Caracol site in the Maya Mountains is worth the trek. The scenic

route through the Chiquibul Forest Reserve leads to the country’s largest Maya ruins, home to the tallest pyramid structure in the country. Guatemala is another country rich with the historic remounts of this ancient culture. Near the Peten jungle are the ruins of El Mirador, a 6th century BC city that researchers suggest 100,000 people called home until 150 AD when it was abandoned altogether. Yaxha is another large ancient Mayan site where the 2005 Survivor: Guatemala was filmed. But despite Yaxha’s television fame, Tikal is the most famous Guatemalan Mayan site. Deep in the northern rainforest, this city was, at its peak, a dominating Mayan centre. Rich in diversity, the opportunity to experience Central America is an item to add to your “bucket list.”

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ADD SOME By Amanda Forrest

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hether you’ve made it onto Santa’s naughty or nice list this year, it doesn’t quite matter. Half the fun comes from decorating your home and entertaining endless groups of friends and family. Don’t wait to find out on Christmas morning if you truly got what you want. Treat yourself to some stylish new décor that will set the tone for a holiday season full of fun and laughter. In the spirit of giving, I have put together my designer tips for adding a bit of edge to your traditional Christmas décor with four unconventional colour schemes filled with both bold and unexpected design tricks.

Crayola Kids As a mother of five, you can best believe my Christmas tree has seen its fair share of macaroni and tin can ornaments. Despite what my fellow interior designer friends may believe, embracing my children’s creativity is an important part of our everyday lives and it often takes precedence over any resemblance of a colour or design scheme. I say go wild and I mean it; let your imagination run free! Mix and match endless prints and colour combinations for a space that feels playful without pretense. Think about using a white artificial tree as a base for the design and layering in your colourful DIY ornaments. This white backdrop

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All That Glitters is Coal It is a common designer trick that no sophisticated room is complete without some sort of black accent. As in fashion, black is the epitome of chic. Although likely to be the last colour you would think to decorate with for the holidays, adding in touches of black to your décor is a great way to add drama. Presents trimmed with black satin ribbons, outdoor greenery housed in traditional black urns or even black monogrammed stockings are all great ways to incorporate this muted palette. For my braver kindred spirted

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friends, think about an all-black Christmas tree as the focal point to your design. A little certainly goes a long way, but in my books, more is always more!

Colourless Christmas One of the challenges that comes with decorating for the holidays is choosing décor the complements your everyday furniture and designs. One of my favourite looks for the holidays is the colourless colour pallet, using a combination of metallics and sparkling crystals to create your very own ice-kissed winter wonderland. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your metal finishes and use various lighting techniques

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Unexpected, but fabulous nonetheless! This year, calm your winter chills with soft frost-bitten pink décor. A perfect complement to the holiday’s traditional green tones, pink is an unexpected update to the tired red and green colour combination. Think about incorporating this new hue in rose gold ornaments, lush faux fur throws and delicate wrapping paper and trimmings. The balance of the soft pink against deep green tones creates a harmonious balance between masculine and feminine design.


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Building the Earl of Bessborough

Social HouSE at 8 Wing/cFB trEnton

By Damon Bennett

What do you say when the commander of one of the largest air force bases in Canada asks you to build them an all-ranks pub? For me, the answer was simple, “Yes sir, you had me at ‘hello!’ ” I grew up in the Ottawa area — and respect, admiration and gratitude for our Canadian Forces was instilled into me from an early age. I couldn’t think of a better way to say “thank you” to the men and women of 8 Wing/CFB Trenton for everything they do for our country.

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t all began a little over a year ago when I received an email from Major Shane McGill, a pilot at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton. It was an invitation to be the keynote speaker at their fall Officers’ Mess Dinner. I felt truly honored by the invite, and accepted without hesitation. Major McGill “Shaner” was tasked with being the PMC for the Mess Dinner; he invited us to arrive early in the day, as he wanted to plan some fun things for us to do. On the day of the mess dinner, we left Toronto bright and early; we had no idea what to expect, but we were ready for anything! We arrived at 8 Wing and went straight to HQ to find Shaner and pick up our security badges for the base. He wasted no time and immediately whisked us off to the PAX terminal and out onto the tarmac to our first stop — a tour of a C130J, a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft (otherwise known as a Hercules). “Wow” doesn’t even begin to describe the impressiveness of this aircraft, and I figured

that would be the highlight of the fun things for the day. Boy, was I wrong! From there, Shaner took us to visit the building that contains the flight simulators, and we were able to “fly” the Herc — what a rush! It is so incredibly realistic, you genuinely feel like you are flying, and also crashing (it wasn’t me!). The flight simulators allow pilots to practice every maneuver they would actually execute while flying a plane — from take- off to landing, dodging missiles, flying under the radar, and even air dropping cargo. After successfully completing a “roll” in mid-flight, I felt like I was on “cloud nine” and thought that would be the end of our adventures… but Shaner had one more activity for us.

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So, we went back to the tarmac where we were introduced to another pilot, and with a glint in his eye and a huge grin on his face, Shaner told us they were going to take us up in a Beechcraft B200. For the next hour, we quite literally got a bird’s eye view of the entire region surrounding CFB Trenton. It was awesome! By the time we landed, I was convinced there would definitely be flying lessons in my future; I was bitten by the flying bug! Next, we were off to get ready for dinner. The Mess Dinner is one of the most important

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A MINOR DETAIL? To us, there is no such thing!

traditions of the Canadian Forces, involving very specific procedures from beginning to end. It was incredible to be even a small part of the evening. I won’t divulge all the details, but I will share one tip. If you ever find yourself at a Mess Dinner, pocket your place card with your name on it as soon as you sit down!

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By the end of the evening, I found myself having a pint with the Wing Commander, an avid historian with a deep love of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and all its traditions. A true visionary, he began telling me an idea he had for an all-ranks pub, a “social house” as the military call it. You see, traditionally the different ranks of the military all have their own individual “Messes” and do not mix. Colin proceeded to tell me that his vision would allow for all the ranks to share one space — a much more modern approach that would be beneficial to everyone on multiple levels. It was something he hoped would be one of his legacy projects as the Wing Commander of CFB Trenton. Then something completely unexpected happened; he looked at me and said, “So Damon, how would you like to build me an all-ranks pub?” That was the beginning of an incredible year spent with the men and women of 8 Wing, transforming the old Astra Lounge into what

is now known as the Earl of Bessborough Social House. We had an amazing time and filmed the entire project from beginning to end. The web series will be ready in early 2017, just in time to help celebrate Canada’s 150th. For now, here is a small preview of the transformation — cheers! www.damonbennett.ca Damon Bennett has been involved in the construction industry since 15 years of age. He is well known for his roles in the TV series, Holmes on Homes® and as Mike Holmes’ right-hand man and co-host on Holmes Inspection. He was site supervisor on both of these shows and on Mike’s third series, Holmes Makes It Right. Some of Damon’s favourite projects include Make It Right New Orleans with Brad Pitt’s organization, the Pasadena earthquake build featured on The Ellen Show, and the playground rebuild at High Park. Damon is currently developing a new TV series of his own while he continues to operate Bennett Construction, building and renovating homes in Toronto.

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Firefighters Cannot Save YourCannot Family Time! Firefighters SaveIn Your Family In Time! Imagine if a fire started in your home in the middle of the night. Did you know, that

Imagine if a fire started in your home in the middle of the night. Did you know, that chances chances are, your family would NOT be able to escape in time! Today’s homes burn are, your family would NOT be able to escape in time! ​Today’s homes burn 8x faster and 8x faster and produce 200x more poisonous smoke than they did 50 years ago. produce 200x more poisonous smoke than they did 50 years ago.

WHY IT MATTERS

Recent side-by-side tests were conducted by UL Recent side­by­side burn testsburn were conducted by UL Laboratories where three modern home setups were tested against Laboratories where three modern home setups were tested three “legacy” setups (furnishings and building materials from 1950­1970). The tests all showed frightening results. The time against three “legacy” setups (furnishings and building The overall finding is that the changes modern construction required to flashover — meaning surfaces are heated to their autoignition temperature and produce flammable gases — materials from 19501970). The tests all showed frightening and furnishings create fires that reach flashover more happened in less The than fiverequired minutes inashover all modern rooms, while the fastest legacy tookhomes over 29 minutes. results. time to fl — meaning surfaces than eight timesroom fastertothan built 50 years ago. are heated to their autoignition temperature and produce

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any people say, “I'm ready for winter’s wrath this fall! I have new windows, new doors and even a new furnace!”

All these improvements do keep the warm air in and keep the cold air out, but they do one more thing — they put an additional load on the attic. When the walls are better sealed, the heat can only go up! The old vapour barrier and insulation have to keep the warm air and moisture out of the attic. Old building materials may have trouble keeping up. This means warm humid air from the house will escape into the attic and mix with the cold dry air that already resides in that space. This will create a dew point in the attic, and all that moisture means frost build-up! Attic spaces require three components to function properly: a vapour barrier,

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insulation and adequate ventilation. If just one of these components fails, it will spell trouble. The result can range from condensation to mould or even complete structural failure. You may jeopardize all the hard work and money you have put into your renovations. Your trusted attic experts know what to do. Call for your complimentary and complete home analysis, where an attic expert will do an attic inspection. Using custom software and hardware, we will provide you with a full thermo report, which will highlight any concerns or potential issues. Our professionally trained staff will provide you with solutions and ensure your home functions to the highest level. Call today to request your complimentary inspection.

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utumn weather and the lower light of early winter often signal a twinge of sadness for me. Attention turns from the final harvest, winterizing containers, raking leaves and piling mulch to the warmer indoor conditions. Looking over my collection of houseplants it occurred to me that my assortment was less than dramatic. Oh yes, the requisite Phalaenopsis orchids, a rag-tag range of aroids and African violets left a lot to be desired. Time to spruce things up as winter can be long and dreary. As fate would have it, I was recently selected to present at a national conference in the Niagara region. You may or may not be aware that horticulture in this neck of the woods is amazing, with everything from hydroponic vegetable growing greenhouses to educational facilities specializing in the world of plants. It’s rather a mecca for anyone in the green industry or simply visiting as a tourist. Just imagine a global gang of plant people invading this rich horticultural oasis, all with varying opinions, levels of education and experience — quite the “picky” lot with discerning tastes. To say the least, I was blown away with the massive leaps in technology, tremendously passionate staff and one plant in particular: Medinilla magnifica. In March of this year, I purchased this specimen at a large horticultural show for a family member. Impressive to say the least, these plants support enormous, pendulous pink blossoms — quite the show stopper. A native to the Philippines, this epiphytic delight clings to other plants for support as it scrambles into lower light conditions. Some might consider it an understory plant, but I have seen them in situ as large as lilac shrubs. They truly are breathtakingly beautiful. One of the stops on our conference tour was to the greenhouse range that is the sole producer of this plant in Ontario. What a treat! The owners of the range took great honour showing our auspicious group of gardeners their pride and joy. The steamy greenhouses brought back fond recollection of Southeast Asia, rich with the heady aromas of moist peat and green foliage. Hundreds of thousands of Medinilla filled the range for as far as the eye could see. The younger plants were rooting into their containers under rather low light. Once successfully rooted and developing several sets of their enormous leaves, they are moved to a cooler house with a bit more light. Boston ferns hung in huge drapes around the young plants, so this will give you an idea of the climate required. According to these masterful growers, Medinilla requires a drop in temperature to set its magnificent flower buds. Actually, there are many

plants we consider indoor or tropical specimens that require a cool period — Phalaenopsis orchids for example. Medinilla flowers are very long lasting — several months is not the least uncommon. One satisfied customer regales the fact that her plant flowered for an entire year! Nevertheless these buxom beauties perform flawlessly if you are not overly kind to them. Yes, that’s correct, neglect as far as watering goes is the rule. Epiphytic plants attach themselves to other plants for support so their roots are not like their terrestrial cousins, but rather they cling. The plants in their native homeland, of course, get tons of water, but it flows over the roots and drains away. Medinilla grown in containers of peat moss must be allowed to dry between waterings otherwise the roots disintegrate. Regarding where to position it in the home, indirect light is preferred. During these low-light periods, an eastern-facing window will suffice. In the warmer months, your plants can be put outside with considerable protection from the sun (on your balcony or patio, as example). My mom-in-law’s plant did nicely under the shade of her gazebo on the south side of her patio, so very well protected from the sun. The indicator for too much sun will be a dark brown burn on the topside of the leaves. The growers introduced us to a secluded section of their pride and joy. These “new” Medinilla varieties have been trialled here in Canada, and with luck will hit the market in a year or so. The crop is a long-term commitment as it easily takes a year to produce a finished plant for market. The retail price reflects the considerable effort that goes into producing a specimen as well its exclusivity. A beautiful addition to any home, these rather carefree, exotic beauties will certainly be sought after for a long time. Try one for yourself and I bet that you will be hooked in no time.

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BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME WITH GRANITE, QUARTZ AND… SNAP STONE! By Brook Thalgott

There’s more to Regina’s CNG Stone Products than countertops. While they are the city’s destination for granite and quartz, they’re also home to a unique new idea — snap stone. Developed by the company over the last year, it’s taken off as a fantastic new décor trend. “We realized we had an opportunity with small pieces of granite, not just slabs,” says Scott Tresek, owner. “These small stones are perfect for creating a beautiful look for kitchens, bathrooms and fireplaces.”

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Snap stone creates an elegant look with the intricate detail of small stones combined with the simplicity of the panel system; it is a precision laid dry stack and not a panel system, thus avoiding those seam lines. “It’s the beauty of real stone in a new way,” says Scott. “And it’s perfect for any space — large or small.” CNG Stone can provide snap stone is any colour you can think of, and design a one of a kind look for your project. Bev Leroux knows first-hand about CNG’s snap stone. “We’d be doing renovations and shopped around for countertops,” says Bev. “We saw CNG Stone at the Home Show, and Scott gave us great advice on what would work for our project.” The Lerouxs’ proceeded with a CNG Stone granite countertop for their kitchen and realized they needed to do something for their backsplash. “Scott suggested snap stone, and reassured us it would look amazing,” says Bev. “He was right.” Within three weeks, they had a beautiful countertop and snap stone backsplash. CNG Stone was even able to work around the Lerouxs’ crooked walls, and made the kitchen look spectacular. “We love it, and we’re already contemplating snap stone for our fireplace,” says Bev. “We loved our CNG Stone experience and we’d have them back in a heartbeat.” Snap stone has also transformed Karen and Dean Hicke’s fireplace. Their fireplace had a dated feel, but they couldn’t decide what to do about it. A trip to the Spring Home Show provided some inspiration and guidance from CNG Stone. “We already knew about CNG Stone’s work as they had done two projects in our house,” says Karen. “We chatted with Scott about our fireplace and he suggested snap stone.” After reassurance from Scott that snap stone was a great choice, the Hickes’ picked out a granite snap stone a shade lighter than their kitchen countertops. “We wanted something classic that would look

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great for a long time,” says Karen. “The lighter granite with its sparkle created a gorgeous look for our fireplace.” Installation was easy, and the CNG Stone team had the fireplace finished in three days. “We’re so happy with it, and we’d recommend CNG Stone, and snap stone, to anyone,” says Karen. CNG Stone still does what they do best — provide gorgeous granite and quartz for renovations and new construction — both residential and commercial. They carry 110 different colours of granite, with 400 slabs to browse. You’ll find a slab and colour for any project. “We’re proud of the selection we carry,” says Scott. “We have it or we can get it.” Once you’ve made your choice, the CNG Stone team has the expertise to install it with the care and attention it deserves. CNG Stone Products is an innovator in the Regina’s home renovation and construction market. Let them make your next project come alive. Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.Stone to 1 p.m., CNGonce Stone Productstocan find stone for your help youthe findperfect the perfect stone for CNG isn’t done you’ve project. them Scarth Street or online cngstone.com. your project. Visitatthem at 1445 Scarth picked yourVisit slab and hadatit1445 installed. The sale is just the beginning of the relationship. Whether you bought your countertop last week or last year, the CNG Stone team is always available for any questions you may have. “We offer a one-year workmanship warranty and a 20-year warranty on staining on everything we sell,” says Scott. “We believe in our products and our service, and we’re here whenever you need us. We’re just a phone call or email away.”

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choices they have for granite. The best part was being able to use a template on the slabs we were interested in, so we could see exactly what it would like in our kitchen. Installation was a breeze, with three CNG Stone installers doing the job. We love our new countertops, and recommend CNG Stone for anyone in the market for granite. —Renee and Rob Manz

“We needed new countertops for our new kitchen and bathrooms and we went with CNG Stone. It was a fabulous experience right from the start. I had picked out a beautiful sparkly slab that Susan said was less popular and would cost more overall. She suggested a similar in-stock slab, and it worked perfectly and cost less. Installation was also fantastic. I have a gas stove with a pop-up vent on the kitchen island, and CNG Stone made sure the countertop was cut perfectly around it. It was a great experience working with the CNG team and I would recommend them to everyone looking for countertops.” — Tammy Val

“Our newly renovated kitchen needed countertops, and CNG Stone was recommended to us by our cabinet supplier. We had also heard of CNG Stone because of their excellent reputation. We had a great experience from start to finish. They helped us pick the perfect slab to match our cabinetry and flooring, and made sure we had something that would work for our big kitchen island. The installation was great, and our countertops look beautiful. We can’t say enough great things about CNG Stone.” —Lisa and Daryl Boehm

what our clients are saying “We worked with CNG Stone on three projects in our new Harbour Landing home. They supplied granite countertops in our kitchen and snap stone for our home’s feature wall and the fireplace in the master suite. We had been considering several options for our feature wall, which is approximately 20 feet long by nine feet high. We’d looked at plastic brick and real brick. Plastic looked cheap and real brick was too heavy. We stopped by the CNG Stone booth at the Home Show and saw Scott with his snap stone samples. It was exactly what we were looking for. The wall looks amazing and we couldn’t be happier. It was reasonably priced, and we get so many compliments. CNG Stone did a great job.” —Danny Kreklewich

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EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS Getting You More Home for Your Money By Brook Thalgott Photos Calvin Fehr

Regina’s newest homebuilder is changing everything about buying a new home. Rohit Communities is building brand new semidetached duplexes and townhomes in the city, and they’re nothing like you’ve seen before.

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ur home building standards are what other builders consider upgrades,” says Givi Surmava, product development & design manager. “Where others stop with a base model, that’s where we start.” Now is the time to see what Rohit can offer you and your family in the current homes they are building in Westerra, The Towns and Hawkstone. Rohit Communities thinks about homebuyers before construction even starts. It begins at the planning stage, considering the needs of the people eventually calling a house their “home.” “Right from the design phase, we’re thinking about how best to design the house in terms of fashion and functionality,” says Givi. “We want our homes to not only look beautiful, but to also be a comfortable, usable, welldesigned space now and in the years to come.” Once the design is complete, construction begins with a standard better than what’s currently offered by competitors. “Take a look at what we offer in our base home, and what other builders offer. We’re always working to make sure our homebuyers get more for their money,” says Givi. “We’re about always exceeding expectations.” And exceed expectations they do. Once you’ve chosen your Rohit home, the choices are outstanding to make your new home truly “yours.” There is a wide selection of finishes, paint colours and more to ensure everyone’s home reflects their style. However, Rohit makes sure the process isn’t too overwhelming. “Our finishing choices allow each homebuyer to make their home feel like theirs,” says Givi. “Plus, we offer so many ‘upgrades’ as standards, like quartz countertops, tile backsplashes for kitchen and bath, luxury vinyl floor coverings, quality laminate flooring and more.” Not only do you get a great selection of finishings to choose from, your home purchase also includes front and back landscaping, and a deck at no additional cost. “We want our homes to be truly move-in ready,” says Givi. “For us, that means a landscaped yard with a deck all ready to go.”

From the time you select your design, until the time you pick up the keys and after, Rohit is committed to making the home buying process smooth and stress-free. They pride themselves on working with customers every step of the way — even after the sale. “We’re proud of the reputation we have for being a good builder with great homes and it shows,” says Givi. “90 per cent of our homes have zero deficiencies, and when there is an issue, we’re there to correct it as soon as possible.” Their commitment goes beyond just their homebuyers. Not only does Rohit Communities build homes to exceed the standard, they also do business that way too. All the trades working on their homes are local. Being part of the community they build in is the way they do business. See a Rohit Home in person today. With homes available in Westerra, The Towns and Hawkstone, there’s never been a better time to get to know Rohit. Call them or visit their website for more information.

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Which Comes First —

SucceSS or Significance?

By Jill Poulton, ACCP

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o you know the difference between success and significance? Some would argue they are same thing. I suggest those who hold this view truly don’t understand the difference, and are simply attempting to blur the lines so they can feel better about themselves. For others, the response is “it depends on how you define success.” It’s true; success is in the eye of the beholder, whereas significance is a view of you held by others. I know a lot of people who strive to acquire the symbols of success: a big house, a nice car, that promotion, a bigger pay cheque, a lakeside cabin, exotic vacations… the list goes on. Or perhaps their image of success is a performance rating, a degree, an award or recognition. They climb the proverbial ladder, only to get to the top and discover it’s not what they were looking for. So they climb another ladder, and once again get to the top disappointed. What they are looking for is not at the top of the ladder. What they are looking for is on the roof! It’s the view that there’s more to this world, to this life. When we get perspective, when we see the other people around us, and help them up, we begin the transition from success to significance. Significance comes when our focus shifts from “me” to “them” — when you add value to others. In an attempt to satisfy their personal desires, most people use their knowledge, resources and experience to acquire things. In their minds, this constitutes success. Contrast this with the people who use their knowledge, resources and experience to serve and benefit others — leading to a life of significance. For some leaders, success begins and ends with the achievement of certain goals with little regard to the impact on others. These folks often confuse success and significance, and they typically won’t realize their potential that only comes through making significant contributions to something greater than themselves.

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Let’s get to the initial question — which comes first, success or significance? Consider for a moment how many stories you`ve heard about people, who by society’s standards lacked success, yet their impact on others was significant. You don’t need to be successful to be significant. When people live with significance and intentionally, success surely follows. Everyone wants to feel like their life matters. No one wants to feel like their time on this “revolving rock” is wasted. For instance, high morale comes from a keen sense of knowing that what we do matters — when we are making a contribution and when we feel valued. Low morale is when we feel of no importance, or the work we do is unimportant. It’s about whether or not we feel like we are making a difference. In the book, The Road to Character, David Brooks challenges us to consider our resume virtues against our eulogy virtues. Resume virtues are what we write about ourselves to measure up to the world’s expectations. Eulogy virtues are what others say about us at our funeral — what kind of person we were and how we cared for others. Too many of us focus on resume virtues because they’re easy to measure and give us confidence. But more difficult tasks — such as making a positive difference in the lives of others or becoming the type of person you want to be — have few measurable benchmarks. Success is something that happens to us. Significance is what happens through us. There are many circumstances and conditions that happen to us which are out of our control. It`s what we do with them that lines us up for significance. When we grow, we change, and our capacity for significance increases. When we invest in ourselves, we have more to give to those around us. We add more value to others when we become more valuable. Significance is experienced through good actions, and that’s why good intentions aren’t enough. Everyone has good intentions, but few get good results. Good people are

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everywhere, and it’s the inaction that keeps good people from producing great results. If you want to live a life that matters, one of significance, it’s about taking action. What are you willing to do to make a positive impact on the lives of others? When you start to define your personal success by the value you add to the lives around you, you have levelled up your game as a human being — one who possesses true influence and is becoming a person of significance.

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Expert ADVICE

Company Focus: Northland Power

Times are changing. Hopefully, your financial professional is changing with them. For more information on how you can “clean up” your portfolio, please contact us!

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nce upon a time, not too long ago, few cared where the power came from that illuminated the lights in our homes when the switch was flicked on. Fast forward to today and there is an arm wrestle going on in Canadian politics as to who is right in providing the most environmentally friendly energy without damaging the fragile economy. It’s a difficult balancing act, no matter where your personal preference resides. The good news is everyone at the table agrees we need to be more energy conscious when it comes to powering our country. The transition to a cleaner energy solution will most certainly not be timed with the political lives of our elected officials. So, how do get to where we want to be? This article highlights a few of the publically traded energy companies we think will lead us through that transition and the opportunity to invest.

Northland Power “is a power producer dedicated to developing, building, owning and operating clean and green power projects in Canada and Europe…” (Source: Northland Power company website). In Saskatchewan, Northland Power has two gas fired power plants in North Battleford and Spy Hill. The company was established in 1987 by founder and majority shareholder Mr. James Temerty, who individually owns 33 per cent of the $4.1 billion market cap company. The company (at the time of this article) is trading at

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$21.05 per share and paying a dividend yield of 5.21 per cent.

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In July, Northland announced they hired investment bankers to explore opportunities to enhance shareholder value. This could include a potential takeout of the company. Northland’s power generation includes wind and solar, but is mostly gas fired and biomass. The “clean energy” portfolio may be attractive to a company that needs to tidy up their power portfolio. Contact us to find out what opportunities exist with Northland. Brookfield Renewable Partners is a publically traded limited partnership that owns and operated 260 power generating facilities in North America, South America and Europe. The company’s portfolio largely consists of hydroelectricity, making up 85 per cent of Brookfield Renewable’s portfolio. The company has a current market capitalization of more than $10 billion and is currently paying a dividend of 6.43 per cent on a share price of $37.30. Lastly, we would like to highlight TransAlta Renewables, a company that is the child of the coal powered parent company, TransAlta. The portfolio of TransAlta Renewables consists of a mix of wind, hydro, and gas across the country, Washington State, Wyoming and Australia. The company has a current market capitalization of $3.3 Billion and is currently paying a dividend of 6.83 per cent at a share price of $12.87.

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Expert Advice this opportunity to discontinue or reprice any unprofitable offerings. I believe many lifetime, permanent, term-to-100, and whole life plans purchased in 2017 will be more expensive. 2) Less tax-free growth. In Canada, the trifecta of Tax Free Growth: Principle Residence, TFSAs, and life insurance benefits is vital to the preservation of our wealth. Growth of investments within a life insurance contract is deferred for the policy owner, then paid tax-free to the beneficiary. Under the new legislation, the maximum investable within a life insurance contract will be decreased, which will force some to either buy more insurance, or invest outside of their insurance contracts.

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n January 1, 2017, the life insurance regulations in the Income Tax Act will be updated. All insurance contracts purchased after December 31 will be subject to the new rules, while contracts purchased prior to January 1 will be grandfathered and won’t be subject to the new rules. In my opinion, there will be three significant outcomes to the new legislation: 1) An increase in insurance rates. All Canadian life insurance companies must redesign or alter all their contracts to conform to the new legislation. Given the current ultra-low interest rates, it is likely life insurance companies will welcome

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3) Increase in taxation to corporate-owned life insurance. (Not to worry: as noted in my second point, life insurance will remain tax-free for individuals.) Small business owners should be aware that, currently, 85 to 100 per cent of their corporate-owned life insurance will be paid tax-free to the surviving shareholders. This will make life insurance an incredibly tax-efficient vehicle for transferring corporate wealth among shareholders and their beneficiaries. Whether for succession planning, funding a buy/sell agreement, insuring key people, disposition taxation, or debt protection, life insurance has an important role to play in small business and Canadian-controlled private corporations. Starting in 2017, the tax-free portion payable to the surviving shareholders will be reduced substantially. More importantly, new contracts will be taxable for several years more than the old contracts would have been. For example: assume CCPC16 buys insurance on 50 40-year-old males on December 31, and CCPC17 buys

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insurance on 50 40-year-old males on January 1. Also assume one person from each company dies each year. In 50 years, although both companies would have received identical insurance proceeds, CCPC17 will have 100 per cent more taxable revenue from insurance proceeds than CCPC16. These tax changes will create a sense of urgency for those who have been putting off the inevitable. Unfortunately, some life insurers are no longer able to guarantee that new business will be issued in 2016 and grandfathered, but please be aware that my colleagues and I are able to guarantee grandfathering until December 31 (although I wouldn’t recommend waiting until then). Thanks for making the effort to contemplate my article. In a few years, you’ll look back and be happy you did. All the best in 2017! Bill

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Design Attitude that Hits Home This is the authentic Egg Chair from From Nature Furniture (FNF) furniture. Set on a rotating base, it allows a person to swivel toward a conversation area or away from others if privacy is desired. It also tilts back for relaxed lounging. Finely upholstered, the fabric or leather is hand sewn onto the frame. Also offering mid- century models of furniture. For the FNF team, the key components of affordability, quality and craftsmanship set them apart from other urban-minded design pieces. FNF comes from a family of industrial designers in China with generations of experience in furniture-making. So, when it came time to find producers for FNF, they didn’t have to look far. This is the future of furniture — designing smart pieces, using the best materials at affordable rates.

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BuSineSS Women of Moose Jaw Celebrating, Supporting & Giving Back to the Community By Sarah Moore Photos courtesy Business Women of Moose Jaw

Perseverance. Role Model. Influential. Successful. Mentor. These words describe attributes that are important to the Business Women of Moose Jaw (BWMJ). The BWMJ began as a group of like-minded women with a mutual goal — to promote each other. Initially, membership was restricted to business owners, but the mandate has since changed.

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ach year, the BWMJ join forces to celebrate and acknowledge the accomplishments of women, highlighting what is truly possible with dedication and hard work. The annual PRISM Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of women in the community in business, leadership, role models and volunteering. To honour and celebrate the empowerment of women in all types of vocations, the PRISM Awards has developed a charitable partnership with the Moose Jaw Transition House. The BWMJ believes that with success comes responsibility, and with the empowerment of women as their outstanding goal, the partnership seemed unquestionable. The 2017 event will generously carry on the tradition to celebrate those who stand out in the community, while fundraising and giving back to the community to make even more opportunities available for women. “To date, over $80,000 has been donated,” says, Roberta Fonger, BWMJ treasurer. “The event is a win-win.” Raising awareness is critical to initiating change.“Organizing the 4th Annual Business

Women of Moose Jaw PRISM awards allows our membership to continue to network and raise money for life-changing services the Moose Jaw Transition House provides for women, and allows us to honour individual women throughout our community who inspire us with their incredible achievements,” says Crystal Froese, co-chair of the PRISM Awards. Her co-chair Roberta Fonger agrees: “It is important to both of us to ensure the awards and fundraising continues.” Lori Lancaster, executive director of the Moose Jaw Transition House, graciously expresses her appreciation: “The clients and staff of the Moose Jaw Transition House are deeply grateful to the BWMJ for their longgoing support of our organization. Funds raised by the PRISM Awards pay for all aspects of our Life Skills program, including the wages of our Life Skills Support Worker. Without the hard work and dedication of the BWMJ, the Moose Jaw Transition House would not be able to provide this necessary program which helps our clients build the skills they need to move forward with a life free of violence for themselves and their children.”

The 2017 PRISM Awards will take place March 11 at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw. At the annual gala evening and fundraiser, remarkable women are nominated by their peers in categories that make up the event’s acronym, PRISM — Perseverance, Role Model, Influence, Success and Mentorship. The event also celebrates Junior Achievement and Lifetime Achievement. “As a recipient of a PRISM Award for Leadership and Management in 2014, it is a very humbling experience and such an honour for your hard work,” says Dayna Smith-Short. “I am very proud to be a part of BWMJ and the PRISM Awards. It’s important to build up and empower other women.” The PRISM awards are an inclusive celebration of what can be accomplished through hard work and dedication — and the benefits of giving back. It is no secret women can achieve great things, and when they combine forces, there is no limit to what can be achieved.

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Lampe Berger Paris Create a unique ambiance in your home, office, vehicle or wherever you desire with exquisite fragrances from Lampe Berger. With lamps as beautiful as the aromas they decant and available only in select locations, Lampe Berger has established an international reputation of excellence.

Secrid Wallets Stylish, sleek, compact and surprisingly roomy, Secrid Wallets are designed for the technology age. Traditional monies are no longer the main form of payment. Your Secrid Wallet is a card protector that protects both your personal information and your money. Convenient and innovative, these wallets are a stunning way to keep you up-to-date.

Jewellery Enhance your look with artistically crafted jewellery by Canadian designers, including Anne-Marie Chagnon, Fixation, Fab Toronto and Moose Jaw’s own Shades of Jay. Choose from a variety of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more crafted with energy and passion by the artist that made them.

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Giftware Whether you are hosting a party, arriving with that extra special hostess gift or giving the perfect present, there are many items that will take centre stage. From gorgeous hand-blown glass stemware to gorgeous metallic coffee mugs — and even wood pate knives and cutting boards — they have it all.

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he Christmas season can be a stressful time of year with ocated in Moose Jaw’s beautiful historical downtown so much to do and so many decisions to make. Let the district, Jillian’s Design Elements offers a unique lovely ladies at Jillian’s Design Elements eliminate that shopping experience. This lovely home décor and stress with their experience and expertise. They can help you shop gift boutique exudes a welcoming ambiance that for that perfect item for everyone on your list, and in the meantime, encourages visitors from near and far to feel at home. provide some inspiration on how to make your home shine for the holiday season. Jillian’ s features a broad array of high quality one-of-a-kind items that fits every style and every budget. “We have suppliers from all over the world Jillian’s Design Elements exhibits only the finest accessories for you who offer beautiful and unique items for your home,” states owner, Jillian and your home. From gorgeous fashion accessories, such as jewellery, Bilawchuk. She explains the store focuses on top quality Canadian-made purses and scarves, to the ideal centrepiece for your table, they have furniture pieces. something for everyone on this year’s shopping list. Add to your shopping listers theresidential most adorable baby gifts, Lampe diffusers and Jillian’ s also off and commercial designBerger services. Whether even locally handmade pens and Secrid Wallets for the man in your you’re looking for a full design throughout your home or office, or life. Th uniqueproject, gifts areJillian’ just what for. and stunning looking atese a smaller s can you’re create alooking comfortable environment for you. Jillian’s Design Elements is owned and operated by Jillian Bilawchuk, whomiss wasout born raised in Moose Jaw and is now From raisingOctober her family Don’t onand the Christmas in October festivities! 20 in her hometown. By shopping this season,shopping you are to 23, Jillian’ s Design Elements will belocal kicking offholiday the Christmas keeping earned in your community, in featuring turn, making the season. Thedollars store will be donned with Christmasand décor, specials community sustainable and more prosperous. and giveaways stronger, throughout the weekend. Thursday evening is Customer Appreciation, and the staff encourages you to drop in and enjoy treats Shopping local just makes sense, and Jillian’s Design Elements makes it and refreshments as you shop. As part of this special annual event, Jillian’s easy. With exclusive lines and unique items, the inventory is constantly is pleased to extend their hours to remain open Sunday, October 23. changing as new and interesting products arrive weekly. Lana, Marcie Jillian will you with a shopping no other Thand e friendly andprovide accommodating staff willexperience help makelike your visit — and leave you feeling festive and joyous during this holiday season. a truly special shopping experience. Come be inspired at Jillian’s HappyElements. holidays! Design

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ieutenant Colonel (Retired) Maryse Carmichael was only six years old when she first saw the renowned Canadian Forces Snowbirds fly. “It just sparked an interest and even a dream,” she remembers. At the time, it was a dream she did not know was accessible as a young girl living in Quebec City. As a teenager, Maryse followed the lead of her three older brothers and joined the Air Cadets. Pursuing it as a career, she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and beginning her aviation journey as a military pilot. She knew one thing — all she wanted to do was fly.

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The dedication and discipline to be a pilot did not deter Maryse. Not everyone is lucky enough to find their passion at a young age, but she says, “When you do, concentrate your energy in that direction.” The hours were long; the training was laborious; and there were many challenges. But, she remarks, when you love it, hard work and long hours are worth it to be able to excel. Success emerges from how challenges are met along the way. Maryse not only accepted the challenges; she continually conquered them. Relentless and hard-working, she came to realize the dream that was born that day the six-year-old girl gazed up into the sky. When the opportunity to apply to fly with the Snowbirds arose, it did not matter to her that a woman had never done so before. “I just wanted to do it,” she says. In November 2000, Maryse became the first woman to fly with the Snowbirds — and the first woman in the world to fly with a jet air demonstration team. When specific challenges arose being the first and only female member of the team, Maryse

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knew her attitude would be important. Just because it had not been done before, did not mean that it could never be done. But Maryse was not finished making history. In May 2010, the already accomplished Lieutenant Colonel was appointed commanding officer of the Snowbirds — another remarkable first for women. Gender aside, it came down to Maryse being the best person for the job. “The beauty of the Snowbirds is that when you watch a show and you see nine planes in formation, you have no idea if it is a man or a woman in there. Once you have a helmet on your head and a mask on your face, what matters is that you can do the job as well as the person beside you. That’s the great advantage.” She chuckles, “And then you walk into a room, and that is when they know you are different.” Maryse is humble and gracious considering the amazing career she experienced with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Even as a national icon, she remains impeccably modest. She hopes her legacy is not to stand alone as the only woman to make her mark

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in Canadian military history, but to inspire others to rise up to challenges and join her in the history books. Now retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force, Maryse’s transition to civilian life brings new challenges. She returned to Moose Jaw with her husband and two daughters and is now the community relations and business development manager with CAE. Despite her accomplishments, Maryse is continually inspired by women that surround her. About her recent experience speaking at a Business Women of Moose Jaw luncheon, she says: “I love going to those events because it is a chance for me to meet other women. We talk about work and passion, and also about work-life balance and how we do it. To be able to be there was motivating and inspiring even for me.” Although her feet may be placed firmly on the ground now, Maryse’s passion remains. “When you love something so much, you’ll stop at nothing to see it grow and succeed. It is a labour of love.” Her life is evidence that when you work hard and follow your dreams, the sky truly is the limit!

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SASKATCHEWAN’S LARGEST BODY SHOP & COLLISION CENTRE Universal Collision Centre has been serving Regina for almost 10 years! Our auto body shop, now with two locations in Regina, has over 50,000 square feet of space combined. We can take on a lot of work in a day, so your vehicle will be repaired sooner! To serve our customers best we have a large dedicated staff that consists of highly trained professionals who are leaders in the auto body industry. From quality control and production managers to parts managers and repair planners, our team is always growing. Working as a liaison between our team and customers are our Collision Repair Advisors. These courteous and energetic employees are here to plan and explain the process to you, as well as translate any technical jargon you may hear.

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true gem in the heart of Moose Jaw — a hidden treasure trove of Christmas giftware awaits you at Emerald Custom Creations. Make this your destination this holiday season and you’re sure to find the best selection of heartfelt gifts and unique home decor. “We can customize almost any gift you can think of,” says owner Lana Lalonde. “The only limit is your imagination.”

We Inspire Amazing Designs for Your Home The store has been transformed into a winter wonderland with 10 dazzling trees. “We see decorating trees as our opportunity to celebrate art,” says Lana. “Our canvas is the tree and our palette includes themes, textures, color, ribbon and ornaments all mixed with a twist on tradition.” You’ll also find a wide selection of handselected artwork and holiday home decor that is sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face. The in-house graphic design team can help you design the perfect family gifts. “Our creative department can create the perfect candy jar for Grandma, a cutting board with custom lasering or a memorial lantern to commemorate a family member during the Christmas season,” says Lana. Feel free to shop the trees and explore their vast selection of Christmas ornaments that can be personalized. You will find ornaments to commemorate baby’s first Christmas, celebrate family, a new home or any other special moment in your life. You can also make it a picture-perfect Christmas with the gift of art and custom picture framing. Custom frame a hockey jersey for your son or husband, frame baby’s first teddy, or Grandma’s pearls. No item is too big or small — and each and every item is special. Allow Duane and his creative team to design a custom framed piece exclusively for you.

In the gallery, you will find everything you could possibly want to deck your halls for the holidays. You will also find many great home decor items such as lamps, frames, mirrors and furniture all waiting to grace your home. “Our greatest joy is to create and inspire our customers to decorate their homes and enjoy the fabulous products we offer,” says Lana.

Discover the Magic of a Custom Christmas Let your holiday shopping this year include a stop at Emerald Custom Creations. Duane, Lana and their awesome staff are ready to help you find the perfect inspiration. You can also find them online or follow them on Facebook for up-to-date information about store events and promotions.

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With its rich tones and thrilling, bold statements, fall fashion really sets the mood for the entire season. This year’s fall trends are even more spectacular and exciting than ever and you won’t believe what’s up and coming! Statement Fur

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verall, both real and faux fur made a strong showing on fall runways in various forms. It was the use of bold colours and prints that really caught our eye — and not a can or red paint in sight!

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Fall runways usually bring more tartan than we can handle. This year, labels such as Calvin Klein and Victoria Beckham approached plaid in a much cleaner, subtler, muted way. The print was used on everything from outerwear to cocktail dresses — and think evening gowns!

Off-the-Shoulder Perhaps taking cues from spring that over-the-shoulder cuts were a favourite in the market, designers amped up their offering for fall 2016. This season, designers are showcasing dramatic blouses and luxurious looking dresses with the subtly sexy silhouette. One shoulder exposed or both can make a man melt.

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Pantsuits Slim, stylish and often colorful — the new power suit is just as “suitable” for a night out as it is for the boardroom. Subtle details such as buttons, pleats or embroidery set it apart from your basic mannish suits of years gone by.

Fall Floral A number of designers have kicked minimalism to the curb and added small yet bold floral prints to sweatshirts, skirts and sweeping dresses. We normally see floral in spring, but this features fall in a bit of a blooming lift.

Chokers It doesn’t matter if you prefer a skinny silk scarf or a chunky choker, just make sure something is around your neck this fall. This will add a little extra “oomph” to everything from button-down blouses to cocktail dresses. They can be floral, graphic or solid; it all depends on the mood of your ensemble.

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Funnel Necks Don’t wait until next fall! You can start testing out this mega-trend featuring long-sleeved funnel necks layered under dresses right now. Not only is it easy for any body-type to pull off, it allows you to take those slinky slips, glitzy sequins and lowcut cocktail dresses out in broad daylight. If opting for this trend, try fine cashmere or a chunky knit over a sequin skirt or a lace pant for a bit of casual elegance.

Colours Pumpkin spice is the newest colour for fall, in all shades. Earth tones, copper tone, chocolate brown to flax, rust, scarlet fever and burgundy, baby blue, teal to dark teal into a deep blue are the colours you will want to be seen in this season.

Fabrics Fabrics for fall are diverse and range from shiny metallic, plaids, wools, silks and varieties of lace. These decorative motifs will add flair to your wardrobe. Whether seeking casual comfort, functional office attire or something sensational for stepping out, this season’s fabulous fashions will add style and flair to your wardrobe. www.deanrenwickdesignstudio.com Custom couture is how Dean Renwick became ‘Dean Renwick.’ Since returning home to Regina from designing for the stars in Los Angeles, Dean has opened his studio and his heart, turning out sexy, sophisticated styles for the stage, screen and women of all ages. Always giving back to the community and mentoring the next generation of creative couturiers, Dean is a respected member of the fashion industry.

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There is no country in the world more expensive than Canada in which to have mutual funds managed. There is a very good reason for this — every province and territory has its own securities regulator. This creates cumbersome administrative expenses that the fund companies essentially pass on to the investor. The proliferation of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) entered the Canadian market as a competitive alternative to mutual funds. The value proposition goes something like this: 90 per cent of mutual funds do not beat their respective benchmark, so why not just be the benchmark at a lower cost. There are many different varieties of ETFs and they are designed to replicate a particular benchmark (or index) — for example the TSX or S&P 500. When an investor purchases an ETF, they are accepting the fact they will only ever be just about as good as the index (slightly below when you take into consideration the costs of ETFs). The problem with this strategy is that most ETFs can be shorted. Shorting a position, such as a stock or ETF, means the investor is betting the position will go down in value. An investor would sell the position short and hope to buy it back at a lower price, capturing the price between the initial sell and buy. When oil began its great slide from $100 to $30 in the summer of 2014, the iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF in Canada “ticker XEG” had 20 per cent of the shares outstanding short. What

was purchased to represent an energy index was actually magnified to the downside because of speculators “betting” against the index. This does not achieve what the ETF providers intended to provide — low cost index exposure to investors. ETFs are generally lower cost than mutual funds because there is no active manager making buy and sell decisions. Instead, a computer will make a market for the intended index and execute buy and sell transactions to maintain market weight in the index it is trying to replicate. ETF investors will never outperform the benchmark/index. This is by design. ETFs become useful to an investor or Portfolio Manager when exposure to a certain index or sector is needed quickly and possibly for a short amount of time. Portfolio Managers cannot fully know every company that trades publicly in every part of the world, so ETFs provide a low cost tool to gaining desired market exposure. This is where ETFs come in handy. The next evolution of ETFs is now in the market, known as “smart” ETFs. Unlike “vanilla” ETFs, smart ETFs have a set of rules on top of the typical index exposure. As an example, the smart ETFs may have constraints that keep index components from getting overweight or have restrictions on price to earnings multiples. The tradeoff is the smart ETF also comes at a higher cost, and in some cases, the same cost as an actively managed mutual fund!

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oh’s Cycle & Sporting Goods has been an integral part of Moose Jaw’s downtown for more than 25 years. It all started April 2, 1990 when Boh’s Cycle opened up at 81 High Street with a store full of bikes and not much more.

The store did well during that first summer, but the arrival of a Saskatchewan winter ended the bike season. Choices had to be made. Boh (a.k.a. Bryan Van Tassel), drew on his hockey background and filled the store with hockey equipment. With each passing year, Boh’s Cycle added baseball, lacrosse, canoes, kayaks, cross-country skis, winter clothing and more. Anything the citizens of Moose Jaw told Boh they wanted, Boh’s Cycle tried to sell. Through it all, one thing has never changed — bikes. Boh’s full time mechanic, Brian Fish, has been with the store for 25 years. Together, Boh and Brian have organized numerous road and mountain bike races, and in 2001, they ran the very first Canada Cup MTB race ever held in Saskatchewan. Everybody in the store rides and loves cycling. Boh’s Cycle carries Norco, KHS, Marin, Specialized, Rocky Mountain and a full line of right Boh (a.k.a. Bryan Van Tassel), Brian Fish and Sue Perron

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BMX, plus all the accessories to go with biking. They offer a free Lifetime Limited Tune-up when you purchase a bike from Boh's, and they will adjust your brakes, shifters, and lube your chain once a year for as long as you own your bike. Plus, they have a bicycle recycle program that puts free bicycles into the hands of less fortunate people. Today, Boh’s Cycle is located at 821 Main St. N, with 5,000 square feet packed full of inventory. Bicycles still dominate the store, along with the accessories that go with them. You’ll find kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, paddles and life jackets, and a wall full of hockey equipment, skates and sticks. You will hear the skate sharpener going steady in the background as you walk around browsing brands such as Thule, Chariot, Asham Curling, Sorel winter boots and The North Face winter clothing. Their selection of men’s and women’s clothing is a real standout. Sue Perron, store manager, has done an incredible job creating a women’s boutique inside Boh’s. The selection includes Bishop+Young, BackDrop, Neon Buddha, Me&Dee, M’dM in Italy and more. Check out the party dresses, sweaters, jeans, jewellery. It’s everything you would expect from a women’s fashion boutique tucked inside of a Sporting Goods store — and more. Whether you are male or female, child or adult, Boh’s Cycle & Sporting Goods has what you’re looking for. They are open Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — and their friendly and knowledgeable staff will help with all your needs. Visit them online at bohscycle.ca and like them on Facebook. And, don’t forget to join their Social Spiral; just text JOIN to 306.988.7600 to become a member of their rewards program and start collecting Boh’s Points. Boh’s Cycle and Sporting Goods 821 Main Street N. Moose Jaw 306.692.0477 bohscycle@sasktel.net bohscycle.ca |

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WJ Jones & Son Funeral Homes has been serving families and the community since 1940. We are committed to compassionate care and excellence. We understand the loss of our loved ones is a difficult time, and can become even moreso during the Christmas season. We are here to support you, and offer some tips below to help you through.

• Remember you have options. At a time when it feels like life is out of your control, you can choose how you spend this holiday season. • Remove “should” from your vocabulary. • Remember that Christmas Day is just that — a 24 hour period of time. Remind yourself that it is manageable. • Believe the anticipation of the event is often worse than the actual event. • Listen to your “gut” and you will know what you want and don’t want to do. • Plan several “options” for Christmas day, along with exit plans if needed. • Choose who you will spend time with. Choose people who are “safe” and honouring of your grief. • Do what you need to do and ask others to honour your choices. • Speak your beloved’s name. Honour

their memory in some way if you choose: lighting a candle; having their picture out; setting out a stocking where people can write them letters; having a gift box with paper where people can write memories. • Recognize your energy will be limited and honour that limited energy with realistic planning and expectations of yourself. • Give yourself permission to change traditions. Ask yourself: “Do I want to be home for Christmas, or do I need to be somewhere else?” “Do I want a Christmas tree or will I create a different focal point?” “Will we order in our Christmas meal or cook it or have pot luck?” “Will I shop at stores or online or give gift cards?” • Find a way to add light to your home during this time when there are more hours of darkness.

• Take note of the “magic” that is still there. Look for it and embrace it. • Honour the need for the children in your life to experience the magic of Christmas. • Honour your feelings by expressing them with a safe person and in a safe place. • Choose meaningful activities for you now, and know that next year you may choose totally differently. Be sure to remember our Mourning Star Service the second Thursday in December, where an annual ornament is given out to attendees. W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Home wjjonesandson.com info@wjjonesandson.com 306.693.4644

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For more than 30 years, Greg Marcyniuk has been providing insurance strategies for people and businesses across the province. His mandate? Personalizing what each client needs to provide the best coverage for their money.

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y focus has always been on my clients, first and foremost,” Marcyniuk says. “We operate with high integrity. I will only provide insurance to someone if I’d purchase it myself, or want my mother, father, brother or sister to have it in place.” It was 13 years ago when Marcyniuk took over Heritage Insurance Ltd. and his focus has been on clear communication and education for residents of the province. “People are not always aware of what insurance is about, so we want to make sure they are covered, and when loss does occur, we ensure we’re there to help,” Marcyniuk adds. “Everyone we have had dealings with have been knowledgeable and helpful,” comment Heritage clients, Robert and Susan McLellan of Moose Jaw. Heritage Insurance brokers specialize in a particular insurance field, allowing for expert advice for all your questions. Comprehensive coverage is provided for home and auto insurance, general liability, and for the business and trucking industries. Because each client has specific needs, Marcyniuk ensures customizable coverage to protect against risks and provides individualized advice for each circumstance. To help ensure clarity about insurance and prevention and protection issues, Marcyniuk supplies a free monthly newsletter, published every month for the past 10 years. “It’s

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one method in which we’re here to help. We can provide information to either stop a loss, such as with theft-prevention strategies, or general safety tips.” Marcyniuk is also the author of a book aimed to help educate the public on insurance basics: Taking The Hassle Out Of What You Need To Know About Insurance. All proceeds from the book are donated towards the Shriner’s Hospital, indicative of his community giving spirit. “The more informed a client is, the better. That’s the whole idea of having a broker — to have help.” And help they do. Imagine, for example, coming home from a weekend away to discover your new humidifier’s switch was faulty, left running at 100 per cent. You’re faced with an $80,000 loss. What would you rather have — a struggle with an insurance provider over coverage, or one who is there to ensure prompt resolution for your loss? “There are elements of your policy your broker will help with to ensure you’re protected adequately,” explains Marcyniuk. “If there are problems, we go to bat for the client. We’ve had numerous clients dealing with traumatic experiences, such as fires where they’ve lost everything. It’s important to have a broker who’s on your side.” Heritage Insurance doesn’t treat clients like just a number in the queue. “In fact,” Marcyniuk grins proudly, “we are in contact with our clients on average 16 times throughout the course of a year.” The first step in insurance assessment is going through a detailed policy review based upon the client’s needs.

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