ReFINEd Weyburn & Area - Summer 2017 - Volume 2 Issue 3

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Standing Strong 2017 Sask Oil & Gas Show

` PASSION & RESILIENCE The Life of a Farmer


The Journey of Your at Your Credit Union


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WEYBURN & AREA Volume 2 Issue 3 2017 Editor Tonya Lambert Design Ghislaine Moffitt Jade Danyluik

Publisher’s Message


ummer is here! This is my favourite season; I love the long days, warm weather, camping and gardening! This edition of ReFINEd has many amazing features for you to read, just in time for summer!

Taking care of yourself and your health is so important. Olympia in Depth Performance, who is featured on our cover, can help you put together a plan to fit your lifestyle. Check out their new look and location at 1733 Railway Avenue. Featured on the second cover of this edition is the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show. We hope to see you June 7th and 8th at Crescent Point Place.

Cover Photography Vanessa Lanktree Photography Photography GM Images By Gillies Kevin Dyck Digital Imaging Vanessa Lanktree Photography Contributing Writers Jaime Johnson Michelle Coels Michelle Eckhart Samantha Giampa Susan Gellert Tonya Lambert Marketing Executives

Our home section will get you feeling inspired to create a backyard oasis, and while you’re outside enjoying your new space, fire up the barbeque, gather loved ones and treat them to a meal featuring one of our three different homemade BBQ sauce recipes. If you’re looking for the perfect type of beer to pair with your meal, our informative beer pairing editorial will give you the knowledge you need.

Britany Culham 306.861.1255

Make this a summer to remember. Plan special memories to share with your family and friends. One of those ideas might be to explore our great country. With it being Canada’s 150th anniversary, there will be lots of extra celebrations to attend this year. Our road tripping or travel Canada editorial will give you some great ideas. Making memories is always time well spent.

Monica Gilchrist 306.861.0943

Having a farming background, I have always admired the hard work and dedication a farmer has. Enjoy reading about the passion and resilience of our Saskatchewan farmers in our agriculture feature. Are you looking to promote your business in Weyburn and surrounding area? Our past cover clients, Tamara Seghers with Fletcher Funeral Chapel and Don and Diane Horner from Horner Law Office will give you insight on their experience working with the ReFINEd team and their amazing response from you, our readers. Take your copy of ReFINEd on your adventures this summer. Happy Reading!

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Making your house your home.

Electronics | Bedding | Furniture | Applicances | Home Accessories


t Weimer’s Hometown, we have always been ready to set your home apart with our great selection of furniture. Now, we can help you out with your deck and patio, as well. Outdoor furniture from Ashley allows you to set up a dining area, a cozy sectional or sofa and chair,

or a table, fire pit and chairs to relax around without having to chop wood. Patio heaters also get you out earlier in the year and help to stretch out the fall by keeping you comfortable in your own oasis. Ashley and Weimer’s Hometown... making your house your home.

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10 | STYLE & BEAUTY How-To Summer Hair Trends


17 | DINING GUIDE 22 | YOUR HEALTH Preparing for Baby 32 | MOTORING Super Summer Road Trips 40 | COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT Building a Legacy – Weyburn Beavers Baseball Club

50 | AT HOME Build your Backyard Oasis 58 | REALTOR DIRECTORY Balance and the Bottom Line 76 | OIL & GAS How Oil Gets from the Ground to Your Car 84 | BUSINESS & INDUSTRY Simplify Your Work Life



COVER FEATURE: Olympia in Depth Performance – A Decade of Fun and Fitness


AGRICULTURE FEATURE: Passion & Resilience – The Life of a Farmer


COVER OIL & GAS FEATURE Standing Strong – 2017 Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show


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s a business manager in the Weyburn area, I look forward to finding the ReFined Weyburn magazine in my mailbox. The glossy upscale look of the publication is eye-catching and informative. The articles about the people and businesses in our community are well written and always complimented by great photos. As well, there are many general interest stories and always a tempting recipe to try. When I decided to feature the funeral home in ReFined, I wanted them to take a conservative, subtle approach to who we are and what our service is to the city of Weyburn and area. ReFined did an amazing job, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking to get in touch with the people of Weyburn and area. They are a team of cutting edge, talented and dedicated people who have a true passion for the magazine and their job. I am extremely pleased with the work done by ReFined, from the very beginning I knew that I had made the right decision in trusting them to tell the story of Fletcher Funeral Chapel. The overwhelming response we received from the article was very positive. The piece helped put faces to the staff at Fletcher Funeral Chapel that are working to provide high quality service and care at a time of need. Tamara Seghers Fletcher Funeral Chapel




How-to Summer hair trends Check out our Facebook page for more tips, tricks and video tutorials. To look and feel your best, book an appointment with any of the talented stylists at Silver Rose Hair Salon.

After: Daytime or Casual Beach Waves

After: Beach Waves with Boho Braids


Curling Iron - Babyliss Nano Titanium uses advanced technology to create textured waves and curls and leaves the hair smooth, shiny and healthy. Get Layered - Helps condition and soften the hair while allowing to layer without product build-up or leaving the hair dry.

Step 1: Taking 2" sections, begin curling at the root of the strand.

Step 2: Twist the curl out, sliding the curling iron down and curl the midlengths. Repeat on the ends. Step 3: Alternate each curl in the section and repeat up the head.

Step 1: Create 2-3 regular braids on each side of the head, leaving face framing curls out.

Step 2: Pull the braids loose to create a bigger braid.

Step 3: Wrap the braids from side to side, alternating each side, and pin.

Soy Renewal Beach Spray - Creates undone texture that looks and feels like you’ve spent a day by the sea.

Puff Me - The first and original volumizing powder in a pump.

Kenra Texture Taffy - Creates separation and texture with a soft, moveable feel.

Tips from a stylist: Kendra Johnson

Step 4: Finish the face-framing curls by turning away from the face.

Step 4: Add a large braid in the back, wrapping the smaller remaining braids around the base.

- Whenever you’re using hot tools, always use a heat protectant product. - The smaller the section, the tighter the curl. The bigger the section, the looser the curl. - Let the curls cool before running your fingers through to make the style last longer. - A 1-1/4” curling iron is our favourite size for medium to long hair.

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Guardian Angel Ascending from the spiritual realm, our Guardian Angels appear in many forms to guide and protect us. We are never alone.

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Feel Cool

While Looking Hot By Samantha Giampa




Music festivals, weekends at the lake, exhibitions, ball tournaments, and weddings: summer-time fun is here. Whether you are dressing up fancy or in casual sporting mode, this summer’s fashions will have you feeling cool while looking hot.

Stylish Shades

There is nothing that makes an outfit sizzle more than a cool pair of shades. Sunglasses are not only a must to protect your eyes from dangerous UV rays, they can also make an impressive statement. Aviators continue to be popular, as are oversized eyewear for both men and women. Be a little more daring and go for a cat eye with a bit of glitter or a butterfly shape with jazzy colours. Play with funky forms of geometry, such as a double triangle, pentagon or perfect circles. Even though yellow lenses continue to rock, you should also look out for burnt orange, pink, lilac and blue lenses combined with any of the above designs. Futuristic style goggles in black and white will make you feel like you are stepping out of a sci-fi movie and will prove your utmost confidence. Likely one pair won’t be enough so have fun and be bold. Most importantly choose a pair that best flatters your facial features.

Marvelous Makeup

Bronzed skin and cherry lips are all the rage this season. Sweep bronzer over your cheeks and eyes for that sun-kissed, dewy completion or try minimal makeup with clean-cut red lips. Pink is popular so dust your cheekbones with a sugary-pink shimmer or wear a candy floss hue across your eyes. Cool girls will be wearing neon on their lids and matching it with their nails. For nighttime outings, opt for strong smoky eyes and bright lips or sparkleloaded pouts and sharp eyes. Put down the black eye pencil because blues and browns are ruling this summer. Rainbow glitters and bold eyeliner is a winning combination if you are headed to a festival. This season is all about good times, sunny weather and fun fashions, so get onboard with looking your best and feeling cool while heating it up this summer.

Fun Footwear

Multi pairs are a must for this season’s footwear. It’s time to clear out some room in your closet, because with this summer’s trendy sandal collection it will be impossible to choose just one. Forget thong sandals, this season is all about the slide. A simple pair of black leather slides can be more polished than a flip-flop and go from the beach to the dance floor depending on design. Hot looks this summer are 2” heel slides in bright colours and floral patterns. Look out for pearl and jeweled accents on shoes, making footwear more precious than edgy. Select from colourful stripes or metallic silver and gold, as well as neutral colours such as beige, black and white. Flat slides are also popular and range from gorgeous strappy leather sandals to canvas with a rubber sole to prevent slips. Adornments include bows, tassels and even pompoms. There is so much enjoyment to be had in the shoe department this summer that even your feet will keep you smiling.




L-R Micki, Edrina, Dawn and Terry PHOTO BY Kevin Dyck Digital Imaging

122 MAIN The Go -to place

for Fashion-conscious women of the prairies One Twenty-Two Main: the Fashion Boutique is no longer a new kid on the block. Established in 2012 to complement the ladies’ department of it’s sister store King’s Department Store, One Twenty-Two has found its niche as the go-to place for fashion-conscious women of the prairies. Practical fashion at realistic prices is the goal of One Twenty-Two buyers. Special occasions are important but so is everyday dressing. From jeans, shorts and capris to dresses for the mother-of-the-bride, One Twenty-Two Main can show you an amazing selection with service that is knowledgeable and fun. If you are in the Carlyle or Moose Mountain area, One Twenty-Two Main is a stop that you should make.




124 Main St, Carlyle 306.453.6337

I have worked at One TwentyTwo Main for three years. In that time, I have enjoyed helping our awesome customers find just the right outfit for any occasion. Whether it’s a Joseph Ribkoff dress for a family wedding or a casual outfit for a barbecue, it’s always so much fun! - Micki I have worked at King’s/ One Twenty-Two Main for 17 years! I love clothes, and I love to shop! I help with the buying for the store. I love choosing the clothes with our regular customers in mind. We are always buying one season ahead of the season we are in. It’s lots of fun. I enjoy seeing all our return customers and hearing their positive comments on the store. We have a great bunch of knowledgeable staff, who are fun to work with! - Terry

I started working at One Twenty-Two Main this past September and in that short time have thoroughly enjoyed not only helping and meeting new people daily but making friends with the amazing staff. Everyday is a new day of work and fun when I’m here! - Edrina I like that One Twenty-Two Main is small enough to offer our customers individual, personalized service while at the same time being big enough to carry a number of specialty brands. Since we have opened, One Twenty-Two Main customers are welcomed as they come through the door to what becomes a unique shopping experience whether they are looking for formal Joseph Ribkoff dresses or more casual brands, such as Tribal, Papillion or French Dressing. - Dawn

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Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce Ingredients 3 tbsps ketchup 3 tbsps brown sugar 2 tbsps vinegar 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsps worcestershire sauce 4 tbsps water 1 tsp salt 1 tsp dry mustard 1 tsp chili powder


In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the water, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, and worcestershire sauce. Season with salt, mustard powder, and chili powder. Simmer sauce for 15 minutes.

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Thanks for Ten Terrific Years! By Tonya Lambert Photos Images by Gillies


et the celebrations begin! It’s been ten years since Shane and Shelley Dammann became the owners of Weyburn Dairy Queen. They and their staff at DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant would like to thank everyone for ten terrific years and invite everyone to come down and help them celebrate. “We’re planning to have a celebration on June 1st, which is the actual 10th anniversary day,” says Shelley. “We will have prizes and ice cream. Also, the radio station will be on location. The proceeds from all the Blizzards sold that day will be donated to the Weyburn Hospital Foundation.” And the fun won’t be limited to just one day! “We are hoping to continue the celebrations throughout the year with some promotional items and pop-up deals,” continues Shelley. Dairy Queen has long been the place where Weyburn residents go to celebrate life’s successes. “Dairy Queen seems to be the place where you go to celebrate something,” explains Shelley. “After the band concert at school, people go for a treat. After soccer, you go and celebrate the goal. It’s been like that for years. I remember it was like that when I was a kid, too. We love that Dairy Queen is the place to go to celebrate with a treat and some time with family. It’s a really cool atmosphere and a really great tradition that people here have created around Dairy Queen.” The past ten years have seen many changes both for Dairy Queen and the Dammanns. When Shane and Shelley bought the franchise in 2007, they were expecting their third child. Callie was born five months later. With three young children and a new business to run, those early years were hectic but happy.




2013 saw huge changes to the business as it went from being DQ Brazier to DQ Grill and Chill. “We did a big reno that included our entire front counter, lobby and eating area as well as a modernization of the exterior of the building,” recalls Shane. “It changed the floor plan and made our drive-thru self -sufficient and our eating area more modern.” Another highlight of the past ten years was the election of Shane as the Saskatchewan representative to the National Board of DQ Franchises. The board gives franchise owners a voice in discussions with DQ Canada and DQ International. Another significant event is the annual Miracle Treat Day held each August. The proceeds from all Blizzards sold that day go to the Children’s Miracle Network which for several years now has donated the money to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. Since 2007, the Weyburn location has raised $46,716 for the Children’s Miracle Network. Dairy Queen has also done a lot to support community clubs and organizations and local charities. “We are happy that we have been able to donate to so many kids’ activities in Weyburn from sports to 4-H,” says Shelley, “among them, the Weyburn Kids Rodeo, the Atom DQ Blizzards girl’s hockey team and Weyburn Minor Football DQ Ravens.” So, come to Dairy Queen on June 1st. Let’s celebrate the past ten years and toast to many more to come! Dairy Queen 20 Railway Avenue 306.842.4721




& Food India Pale Ale India Pale Ales have a bitter sweet taste, often with fruity, floral or forest flavours. The bitterness comes from the high level of hops while the sweetness is derived from the malt.

Fun Facts: For nearly 100 years (18581947), India was part of the British Empire. Beer brewed in England was shipped to British troops there. This beer was brewed with extra hops so it would survive the long journey. Hence, the name.

Pairing Foods:

spicy foods

rich desserts

salty foods



Chinese food

Mexican food

Roasted foods



Pork & Chicken

Chinese food



Smoked foods

Barbequed foods

Pilsner A type of lager, this lightcoloured beer is brewed with Saaz hops making it more bitter than a typical lager. Pilsners are a crisp beer with a spicy, floral quality.

175 years ago, the Bavarian brewer Jozef Groll brewed the first batch of Pilsner in the Czech city of PlzeĹˆ/ Pilsen.

Lager The crisp, clean, smooth taste of a cold lager is the result of its unique brewing process. Lagers are fermented in cool environments which historically meant dirt cellars filled with ice and covered by chestnut trees for shade.

People would gather under the trees to drink this cool beer. This is where German beer gardens originated!

Stout Stout is made with roasted malt or barley. This gives the beer its slightly astringent, coffee-like taste and dark brown colour. A strong beer, stouts are thick, rich and creamy.

When this beer was first brewed in the 17th century, the word stout meant strong.

Wheat Beer As the name suggests, wheat beer is brewed with at least 50% wheat. These golden beers are lighter in body and colour than barley beers and are often highly carbonated.



The light taste of wheat beers make them ideal for adding all sorts of natural flavourings, such as fruits, berries, honey and even chocolate!

Sweet desserts




Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Spicy Honey BBQ Sauce Ingredients


1 cup honey

1 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup ketchup

1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup butter

1 tsp dijon mustard

1 clove garlic minced

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsps brown sugar

3/4 cup ketchup

1 tbsp vinegar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp chopped onion

1 minced garlic clove

1 tbsp soy sauce

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp chili powder


1/2 tsp cayenne pepper powder

1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and stir until the mixture is smooth.


2. Simmer over medium heat for about 15 to 20 minutes.

1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients. Simmer for 5 minutes. 2. Remove from heat and allow the BBQ sauce to cool for an additional 5 minutes prior to using. 3. Less sweet: Lessen the amount of honey used in 1/4 cup increments. 4. Less spicy: Reduce the amount of cayenne pepper.





Baby I

Preparing for

There is a great deal of evidence that shows exercise is an integral component of a healthy pregnancy. The majority of women can remain active through pregnancy, although there are some conditions for which this is contraindicated.

f you were sedentary prior to pregnancy, this is an opportune time to introduce exercise. Start slow; often the second trimester is best due to improving energy levels. Being a mom is hard work so using exercise to become physically prepared in pregnancy can help. CrossFit, yoga, aquasize, walking or strength training? What’s the best option? The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology suggests that pregnant women should participate in strength training and aerobic conditioning for optimal results. The truth is the mode you choose matters less than your strategy while exercising. Many prenatal or regular fitness regimes miss the mark in keeping pregnant mamas’ fit and functional. As Brianna Battles, a wellrespected strength coach specializing in pregnancy athleticism says, “It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.” Our fitness choices in pregnancy affect our healing and return to fitness postpartum. Simply telling women to listen to their bodies is not good enough. Bodies change drastically during the nine months of pregnancy. Most noticeable is our core (abdominal muscles and pelvic floor) stretching to accommodate our growing baby. Our movement and control of movement during exercise need to reflect these changes. Exercise that exceeds our changing core’s ability through extraneous pressure can lead to problems during our pregnancy and postpartum, such as increased risk of prolapse, urinary incontinence and pelvic girdle pain. Some guidelines to help you decide what exercise is best for your pregnancy: •




Choose exercise that you enjoy and makes you feel good!

Practice risk versus reward. What is the risk of doing this exercise? What is the reward? Is the reward worth the risk associated?

Monitor your abdominal separation. While it is completely normal to begin to separate between the two sides of the 8 pack muscles by the third trimester there should be no doming or bulging or pain along your midline.

Be sure to avoid any bearing down or pressure on the pelvic floor.

Any level of incontinence (fecal, urine or gas) is a warning sign for pelvic floor dysfunction.

Beware of holding your breath. This can increase the pressure within your core system which, due to it’s newly stretched position, may not be able to manage this pressure well. It can be useful to learn “piston breathing” as taught by Julie Wiebe, a physical therapist, to protect your core and pelvic floor.

Incorporate relaxation and breathing exercises into your regime as this will be necessary for the birth of your baby. After all, the pelvic floor is your baby’s door to the world (with the exception of caesarian mamas).

Pregnancy is a short season in our lives. The choices that we make in pregnancy (and early postpartum) for our bodies can have lasting effects. We are not invincible, not even the fittest amongst us. So, check your ego at the door.

Consult with a qualified fitness professional trained in pregnant and postnatal populations or seek assistance from a women’s health physical therapist.

Please remember that pregnancy brings many changes. How we react to pregnancy is as unique as the individual. Your body is a good body. Treat it with love and respect and give yourself some grace. Be stubborn in your goal to remain active but be willing to be flexible in your method to achieve this goal. Be kind to yourself. You’ve got this, mama!


Michelle Coels Information provided by Michelle Coels with One Tough Mama Fitness & Lifestyle. Michelle is passionate about supporting women in their lives and fitness through strength training and conditioning. She gives them the confidence and tools to know that they are enough. To learn more, visit and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.



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Youth & Life Skills Program

everything that happens in real life so that what you learn really sticks.

Rising Hoofs Youth & Life Skills Program consists of a curriculum that drives objectives to desired outcomes. The program can be customized to your individual or team development. Each exercise is designed as a BuildingBlockTM style, focusing on the objective(s) that help develop essential life skills.

quine Assisted Learning (EAL) is a learner-based educational experience with horses. More specifically, EAL is an effective approach to human development that encourages individual and team growth. Participants engage in objectively-driven exercises and find themselves learning valuable life skills in a fun and exciting atmosphere while working with horses. EAL has proven to be effective, powerful, positive, educational and creative. Participants work alongside the horse on the ground learning basic horsemanship, safety and life skills.

What the Facilitator Provides?

Essential skills learned:

The certified facilitator is continually learning their program objectives to ensure the facilitation of the learning process while having a safe environment with horses. Their purpose is to educate participants about the process of effectively helping individuals explore, learn and change during this process. It involves making suggestions with openended questions, responding to the need in the moment and offering insights while remaining neutral as it is the participant’s journey.

Why Horses?

Leadership & Team Building Workshops

-Appropriate assertiveness -Boundaries -Building healthy relationships -Choices and Consequences -Confidence and Self Esteem -Creativity and Adaptability -Effective Communication -Goal Setting -Leadership -Listening skills -Negotiation -Problem solving -Respect and Trust -Responsibility -Teamwork with Teachers and Peers

Horses are sensitive, aware of their surroundings and quick to react, giving them instincts and senses that are very astute and honest. They watch for the slightest movement and look for threatening body posture. By their intuitive nature and innate sensitivity, horses mirror back what the participant is feeling, and participants need to adjust their feelings and behaviors to work successfully with the horse.

Are there some improvements that you want to make in your workplace amongst co-workers? The Rising Hoofs Adventure Ltd EAL program can help with job satisfaction, understanding that every team member has value, non-verbal communication, appropriate assertiveness, creative thinking, problem solving, leadership skills, taking responsibility, teamwork, building relationships and attitude.

Herds to horses are just like teams to people. Horses require a leader that they trust and respect, just like we would like to have in our everyday lives. These parallels give us the ability to parallel

Essential skills learned:

CHANGING LIVES THROUGH HORSES What is Equine Assisted Learning BuildingBlockTM?


-Understand your leadership style while helping your team effectively reach their goals.


Call today to book your sessions, and start experiencing new life skills in a fun, safe environment.

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EatingHealthy By Tonya Lambert

Sunny summer days are just around the corner. These are the days that we wait for all year. Days filled with sunshine and warmth with light that lasts from the wee hours of the morning to late at night. These are hours that we fill with fun activities like baseball and boating, swimming and soccer. Summer is a season for doing. So, it is more important than ever to eat healthy to keep your energy levels high. Dieticians of Canada recommends a diet filled with whole grains, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat or meat alternatives and healthy fats.

Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetables are filled with fibre and nutrients; it is best to eat a variety but include dark green vegetables as often as possible. Studies suggest that a diet high in fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, cataracts and macular degeneration, and aid in the digestive process. If possible, try growing your own vegetables and picking your own berries.

Whole Grains It is better to eat whole grains than refined grains because there are more nutrients in whole grains. These include protein, fibre, B vitamins, zinc, iron, magnesium, manganese and antioxidants. A diet rich in whole grains lowers your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes as well as improves the health of your bowels.




Dairy Products Dairy products are an excellent source of calcium. They also contain protein, potassium and B vitamins. In Canada, milk has vitamin D added to it. Canadians are notoriously low on vitamin D due to our long winters. Drinking milk or fortified soy beverage helps us get the vitamin D we need to absorb calcium for strong bones and to lessen the incidence of depression.

Meat and Meat Alternatives Iron, zinc, magnesium, B vitamins and vitamin E can be found in meat and meat alternatives like seeds, nuts, legumes and tofu. Meat and meat alternatives are also your highest source of protein, which is necessary for energy, concentration and memory. Protein also helps us to build muscle mass and lose weight.

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All fats help us to absorb nutrients but some types of fats are better for us than others. Saturated fats and trans fats have been linked to heart disease so it is best to limit how much of these you eat in favour of unsaturated fats, which can help to lower cholesterol and lessen the risk of heart disease. Great sources of unsaturated fats include fish, seeds, nuts and avocados as well as olive oil and canola oil.





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Olympia In Depth Performance

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or the past ten years, residents of Weyburn and the surrounding area have chosen Olympia Fitness as their gym to attain a healthy lifestyle. When Chris and Lindsee Michel together with Aaron and Angela Grohn first opened Olympia in 2007, their vision was clear cut. “We wanted to create Weyburn’s first large-scale, fullservice fitness facility,” explains Chris, “a place that provided area residents with big city amenities and a small-town feel.” Fast-forward ten years to January 2017: Olympia Fitness has re-located, got a facelift and acquired some new partners to make up the diverse and passionatelydriven team behind Olympia In Depth Performance but the vision remains the same. “Olympia is very open, welcoming and motivating,” says Lydia Niemegeers, manager and new co-owner. “You don’t feel judged or out-of-place here at Olympia. It’s like a second home where everyone is doing their best to attain a healthy lifestyle and have fun along the way.” To help members along their journey, Olympia In Depth Performance has a full array of exercise equipment, a large openspace training area, a selection of fitness classes as well as personal trainers, two nutritionists (Charlene Cretin and Chantelle Rudnitski), a massage therapist (Michelle Schmidt) and a low intensity laser therapist (Lydia Niemegeers) to provide assistance as needed. Olympia Fitness also has lifting aids, fitness clothing, sports drinks, nutritious snacks and supplements available for purchase. “Our philosophy is that ‘there is an athlete in all of us’.” explains Lindsee, “Some of us have left that athlete in the past while for others, it might need some persuading to come alive. There’s a certain energy and inspiration that comes from seeing all athletes – young and old – grow, progress and achieve their goals. That’s what keeps us involved. It keeps us young, too!” “It is so rewarding every time someone steps through our doors,” adds Lydia. “Whether they are new or existing members or class participants, you know they are here to better themselves. Just by coming here, you are inspiring others.” Since Olympia opened ten years ago, the fitness industry has seen many



TOP L-R Hudson, Rhys, Ryan and Heidi Fowler; BOTTOM L-R Megan and Jackson Schneider

changes. Olympia has evolved and grown along with it. New equipment has been added, different classes have been offered, and additional drinks, snacks and supplements have been put on the shelves. One of the latest additions to the gym is the six-week challenges. People sign up to challenge themselves and others to become stronger in body and mind. Another recent change that has occurred at Olympia involves the ownership. Aaron and Angela Grohn have left to follow other passions and pursuits while longtime manager Lydia Niemegeers and her partner Morgan Sanders together with Lydia’s sister Megan and her husband


Jackson Schneider and powerlifters and coaches Ryan and Heidi Fowler have joined the business. All of the new owners have been gym members for years and have experienced its benefits personally. Many of the owners volunteer their skills and time to help athletes within the community. Chris has coached high school football for 20 years, Weyburn Minor Football for six years and minor hockey for a number of years. Lindsee has coached a number of sports, including cheerleading and soccer, and has instructed numerous types of fitness classes over the past 10 years. Lydia not only manages Olympia but also coaches athletes at the gym, high school volleyball

TOP L-R Lydia Niemegeers and Morgan Sanders; BOTTOM L-R Chris, Ben, Lindsee and Olivia Michel

and the Weyburn Shehawks fastball team while playing on a select southeast Saskatchewan women’s fastball team herself. Ryan and Heidi have both competed nationally and internationally in powerlifting and Ryan was the Head Coach for Team Canada. They continue to compete while coaching other powerlifters at the gym. The owners’ experiences as athletes and coaches has been invaluable to the success of Olympia. “We’ve been there, so we know exactly what’s required to be successful, both as an individual and

part of a team,” explains Chris. “Our training approach takes that knowledge and experience and translates it to create age- and skill-level appropriate fun and challenging workouts. We’ve had a ton of success over the years because of it.” Olympia In Depth Performance is a training centre for everyone, young or old, workout novice or fitness fanatic. Olympia has classes, personal trainers and nutritionists to help you achieve the healthy lifestyle you want. It is a place where individuals can challenge themselves physically and


mentally through a variety of training methodologies. Olympia In Depth Performance offers monthly, six month and yearly memberships for adults, students, families and seniors. They also have membership deals that run seasonally.

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Celebrating 150 Years By Tonya Lambert

This summer will see lots of celebrating as Canadians from coastto-coast-to-coast mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. Communities will be holding special festivities on July 1st to mark the historic occasion. Tourist destinations will have unique Canada 150 events and offerings. Many Canadians will be taking advantage of the free entrance to the country’s many national parks and historic sites. There couldn’t be a better summer for a road trip.




For the Thrill Seeker Are you addicted to adrenaline? Are extreme sports your style? If so, try out this British Columbia road trip for a series of heart thumping adventures. Your trip begins near Revelstoke, where you will careen down a mountain twisting and turning on a monorail known as the Pipe Mountain Coaster. Next, head over to the Okanagan. There, try flyboarding on the lake and ziplining at Peachland. Finally, drive around to Whistler to experience the ultimate in bungee jumping.

For the Nature Lover There are few drives more awe-inspiring than the Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rockies. Start at the tranquil turquoise waters of Lake Louise. Follow the Parkway north along the Continental Divide. The scenery is spectacular – soaring peaks and plunging canyons, calm lakes and raging rivers, green forests and colourful wild flowers. Walk on a glacier. Hike in the mountains. Photograph the abundant wildlife. There is so much to see and do enroute to Jasper.

Fun for the Family Sometimes called the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, West Edmonton Mall attracts twice as many visitors each year as Disneyland. With so much to see and


do under one roof, it is no surprise. Stay in a different theme room each night at the Fantasyland Hotel. Visit Galaxyland, home of the world’s largest indoor triple loop rollercoaster. Spend a day at the World Waterpark with its waves, slides, surfing and bungee jumping. You can also go ice skating, play miniature golf, visit penguins and see a life-size replica of the Santa Maria. And don’t forget the over 800 stores and restaurants! It is sure to be a trip the whole family will love!

For the History Buff Explore thousands of years of history on a road trip through Saskatchewan this summer. Your first stop is Regina, where you will visit Stone Castle and experience life in the European Middle Ages. Next, head down the road through Saskatoon to Wanuskewin Heritage Park where you can eat some bison stew and spend the night in a tipi. From here, it is only a short drive to Batoche to learn about life in a 19th-century Métis community and the battle fought to try and maintain this lifestyle. Next, head back south to Moose Jaw where a tour of the tunnels will reveal the underground homes of the city’s first Chinese immigrants as well as the gambling dens and liquor storerooms of later rumrunners. There is so much to explore in Canada’s western provinces. Where will the road lead you this summer?




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causes tires to deflate. In the summer, hotter temperatures can have the opposite effect. Temperatures aside, our vehicles do a lot more travelling and pull heavier loads in the summer, so it’s important to maintain their recommended air pressure. Look up the recommended air pressure for your vehicle on the driver’s side door jam and check the pressure regularly – every few days if you’re on a road trip, or every time you fuel up throughout the summer. It’s a great habit to get into as winter nears.




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hey pass through heat waves across long stretches of paved roads, back roads to the farm, campground or the cabin and wait for hours on steaming asphalt parking lots. Our tires certainly get put to the test in the summer, and while we count on them to make the best of summer happen, we often forget about them. To help ensure the safety and performance of your tires for the road trip season, Kal Tire Weyburn has put together a list of the most common mistakes drivers make when it comes to summer tire maintenance. Extremely Low Tread Depth According to the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Act, passenger vehicle and light truck tires have to be replaced when tread depth reaches 2/32 of an inch or 1.5mm on summer tires. That’s actually the minimum before your tread depth is considered legally bald. However, even at this tread depth, safety is being compromised. To ensure optimal handling and reduce the risk of blowouts, many manufactures recommend replacing tires when tread depth reaches 4mm. Look for the bump between the treads, that’s the tell-tale sign, all tires have them.

sidewall is just as important. Over time the rubber’s elasticity weakens, making way for the appearance of surface cracks. Exposure to sunlight as well as chemicals such as gas can really accelerate tire cracking, often found on the sidewalls or the part of your tread groove that touches the road. Today’s rubber compounds actually contain anti-aging properties that help stand up to the elements and extend the life of your tire. To make sure the tires don’t get exposed to cracking cover them up while the trailer is parked. Underinflated or Overinflated Most drivers are on top of their tire pressure in the winter, when cold air

When it comes to ply rating, load range and choosing the tires for hauling, things can get a little confusing. These numbers are branded on the side of a tire’s sidewall, and they identify how much load the tire can safely carry at a specified inflation pressure. To confirm your tires can handle the payload safety this summer, book your vehicle in with Kal Tire Weyburn. Kal Tire Weyburn provides 24 hour oncall service with three fully-equipped service trucks for farming, highway trucking or oilfield servicing. Full Mechanical also offered with a Red Seal technician on site to ensure peace of mind. Our aim is to exceed our customers’ expectations in both service and product, and to keep you rolling no matter what time of day or night. Make Kal Tire your one-stop automotive and tire care provider.

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PONY CARS The Creation of a Legend By Tonya Lambert


ince Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964, the pony car has captured the hearts, minds and wallets of North Americans – exactly what it was designed to do. In the first 18 months, Ford sold more than a million Mustangs, opening up new assembly lines just to keep pace with sales. Everyone wanted one of these sportylooking cars with the attractively low price tag.

the crisis, began building more fuel-efficient vehicles and the V8 engines of earlier pony cars were replaced by V6s and V4s. Despite strategic media placements, like the Mustang II on the hit TV show Charlie’s Angels, sales did not revive. It was not until Ford introduced the fifthgeneration Mustang in 2005 that the pony car came back into style.

It took three years before other automakers caught up and introduced their own versions of the two-door, fourpassenger pony car – Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Trans Am, AMC Javelin, Mercury Cougar and Dodge Challenger. With their long hoods and short decks, these cars, like the Mustang before them, looked daring and dangerous, exactly what young buyers wanted.

This year is an important year in the development of the pony car. Dodge introduced the Challenger GT, the first pony car with all-wheel drive. Much better suited to Canadian climates, this pony car can actually be driven throughout the year, even on icy winter roads. This is sure to add to the pony car’s already legendary popularity and help it stay a hit for many years to come as is the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro’s ability to go from 0-to-60 in just 3.5 seconds!

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Road Trips Let the Journey Be the Adventure


he road trip is one of the most quintessential summer adventures, but one that is often overlooked in our in our hectic lives and longing to visit exotic locations. The prairies are blessed with a natural beauty and an abundance of well-kept gems just waiting to be discovered and what better way to explore such wonders than in the comfort and ease of our own set of wheels. Discover the bounty of scenic vistas, historic landmarks, quaint towns, hidden diners and unique shops all within a few hours drive of your home.

Road tripping allows for spontaneity and flexibility that isn’t found in other types of trips. You aren’t bound by strict schedules or check-in times. You have the freedom to wander off the beaten path, linger at unexpected discoveries and enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Making

The beauty of a road trip is its versatility. With Saskatchewan’s wide-open landscape, the boundaries and routes are limitless. A trip can be as long or as short as you like. Take a day to check out the local food and fare in a nearby town or a plan a weekend jaunt to see a festival or fair. Pack a lunch, some camping gear and explore a regional or provincial park. Jump on a motorcycle and let the wind blow through your hair, the sun kiss your face and see where the road takes you.




a detour and exploring a town, a store or site is all part of the adventure.

interesting stories about the places and people that surround you.

We often lose sight of the wonders abound in our own backyard and may not even know the history of our neighbouring towns and destinations. Discovering the beauty, heritage and small-town accomplishments within our own province instills or reinforces a sense of pride in our homeland. By visiting tourist information centers or chatting with locals, you will learn

Whether your adventure includes a partner, family or friends, road trips can strengthen bonds and rejuvenate relationships. Spending time together in a confined space forces us to focus on each other and allows for laughter, sing-alongs and deeper discussions. Road tripping also opens the door to finding new friendships with people nearby.


This summer, soak up the wideopen road and changing scenery across our prairie landscape as you cruise toward an unexplored park that offers picturesque picnic spots. Meander through quiet towns to visit secluded diners and shops for homecooked meals and regional crafts. Check out a small-town festival and discover interesting customs and local heritage. You will feed your soul, create new memories and discover something new.




Building a Legacy Weyburn Beavers Baseball Club Photos Don Beahm

With a storied history that dates back to the 1930’s, the Weyburn Beavers Baseball Club has become an institution in the city of Weyburn. While this version of the Beavers dates back only to 2002, they are continuing to build their legacy as a respected, successful team and member of the community. As part of the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL), the players in the league hail from all over Canada, the United States and Latin America and all have college eligibility. The WMBL is Canada’s premier college summer baseball league and prides itself on bringing topnotch baseball to the Canadian Prairies.





fter a couple declining years, both on the field and in attendance, the Beavers have worked hard to build themselves back up. While the team has been rewarded on the field, winning the East Division Title in 2015, it is the successes in the community that they are really proud of. For two consecutive summers, the team dedicated over 500 hours to the community in just two short months. The WMBL regular season has 48 games in less than 60 days, half of which require travel, so this is quite the feat. When not on the field, the team can be found in schools, both in Weyburn and surrounding towns, at minor ball practices and games, flipping burgers at various fundraisers, planting flowers in the 3rd Street boxes and hosting kids’ camps in May and July. As a result of their efforts, the Beavers have been rewarded with more and more people attending the games to cheer them on. The increase in attendance has allowed the Beavers to expand their business to include more merchandise, more promotion nights and more on-field activities. Exciting new things to look forward to this year include a Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast followed by 2pm game on June 18th and an Emergency Responders’ Night on July 26th. Keep watch on their Facebook page for information on other promo nights, information on kids’ camps and how to host your birthday party or windup at Tom Laing Park. The key factor in all the successes that the organization has achieved? The volunteers. Comprised solely of volunteers, the Weyburn Beavers board members work diligently year-round to ensure that each season is better than the previous one. All game day operations, social media, advertising, merchandise ordering, billet coordinating, ticket sales, event planning, kids’ camp organizing, school visits, minor ball hosting and more is done by someone great who volunteers their time. If you would be interested in joining the organization in any capacity or would like more information on any aspect, send an email to Connect with us: Weyburn Beavers – WMBL @weyburnbeaverswmbl @beaverswmbl



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16th Annual Weyburn Car Club Show & Shine 17 JUNE Royal Canadian Legion

Open Air Market 27 MAY - 7 OCT SATURDAYS 9AM - 2PM THURSDAYS 4PM - 8PM At the corner of Souris Avenue and 2nd Street

109th Annual Weyburn Fair 3-4-5 JULY Weyburn Fair Grounds

Weyburn Backyard Bazaar Trade Show & Craft Sale 3 JUNE 10AM - 5PM Refresh Wellness Bar & Bistro

Bengough Gateway Festival 21-22-23 JULY Bengough Regional Park

Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show 7 & 8 JUNE Crescent Point Place

Souris River Rodeo 22 & 23 JULY Weyburn Fair Grounds

Art Farm V 10 JUNE 12PM - 7PM Van der Breggen Acreage





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etter get your tickets for the 13th Annual Bengough Gateway Festival before they are all gone. Every year, this popular southern Saskatchewan music jamboree draws a huge crowd, revelers who love the mix of international celebrities and local talent that fill the three stages on this wonderful weekend. This year, the festival will be held on July 21-23 at the Bengough Regional Park. International sensation Tom Cochrane and Red Rider will be headlining the show and playing all your favourites, including” Life is a Highway”, “Boy Inside the Man” and “Big League”. Throughout the weekend, festival goers will be singing and swaying to the likes of The Sadies, The Wooden Sky, Northcote, The Dudes, The Garrys, Badland Country Band, Small City Blues and Library Voices. Sing along to classics like 54-40’s “Ocean Pearl” and Shadowy Men on a Shadowy

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Planet’s “Having an Average Weekend”, better known as the theme song from Kids in the Hall. Groove to new favourites like Lindi Ortega’s “Tin Star” or Basia Bulat’s “Tall, Tall Shadow”. Discover rising local stars like Megan Nash and Ava Wild. As a family-friendly festival, Gateway will have performers to entertain the children on Saturday as well as children’s activities throughout the weekend. There is also a family zone set up in the local campground and an outdoor swimming pool a short walk away in downtown Bengough. There will be food trucks, vendors and artisans on site. This is going to be an incredible fun-filled weekend! So, don’t wait. Get your tickets now at or pick them up at Weyburn Pharmasave or Bengough Drugs Ltd. Check out the Facebook page for more artists being announced in the weeks leading up to the Festival.



EVERYDAY ENTERTAINMENT • Big Sky Midway • Bouncy Houses • Zorb Balls • Laser Tag • Monster Truck Rides • Petting Zoo • Juggler • Guinness World Record Attempt


• Cowboy Mounted Shooters • Chad Johnstone Memorial Farrier Contest • Chariot & Chuckwagon Races

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109th Annual Weyburn Fair | JULY 3–4–5 Jackpot & Commercial Cattle Show • Trade Show & Exhibits in the Curling Rink Food Alley • 4-H Show and Sale • Beer Garden open daily from 1pm – midnight 4-H Light Horse Show - July 2

• Cowboy Mounted Shooters • Chad Johnstone Memorial Farrier Contest • Chariot & Chuckwagon Races


• Rumble in the Ring • Lawn Mower Races • Agility Dogs • 4-H Steer Sale

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his is our last one,” says Rickee-Lee Webster, a painter and member of the Board of Directors. “As a board, we committed to five years and this is our fifth year. We’re not shutting down the board. We’re going to keep the board going; we’re exploring other creative ideas for the future. We believe it’s good to walk away when something’s successful rather than to keep doing something until it just fades away into nothing. It’s good to keep people



wanting more. It opens us up to try something different.” The first ArtFarm was held in 2013. The idea developed when over 250 people showed up at the home of Heather van der Breggen, artist and board member, for a Christmas Art Show & Sale held by nine local artists. It was clear that a larger venue was needed, both to allow more people to attend and also to provide a place where more artists could display their work. To this end, these nine artists


(or ‘articulturalists’ as they refer to themselves) began brainstorming ideas and ArtFarm was born. The first ArtFarm attracted over 700 people and had about 25 exhibitors, most from the surrounding area but a few from as far away as Regina and Calgary. It has grown every year since, with attendance doubling every year! In 2015, ArtFarm was one of the finalists for the Saskatchewan Tourism Community Event of the Year Award.

ArtFarm’s success is proof that creation matters, live music speaks, Saskatchewan people are the optimum teammates, and the most spectacular backdrop is the big sky of the Saskatchewan prairies. “ArtFarm changes every year,” says Tina Hudson, a local photographer and board member. “There’s always something new. This year, there will be some artists that haven’t participated in the past.”

This year, there will be over 40 artists participating, including painters and potters, sculptors and sketchers and many more. As well, there will be live music and local dance groups performing. There will be wagon rides, face painting, a magician and a maypole. Held at the van der Breggen acreage just outside of Weyburn from 12noon to 7pm, ArtFarm is a wonderfully fun-filled event that the whole family will enjoy! “ArtFarm has been such a great thing, I think,” opines Webster. “Our mandate of what we were trying to accomplish by exposing artists to the community and having a place for them to sell and market themselves was achieved.”

that we can all support each other and help each other grow as artists, whether you’re a photographer or someone who paints or whatever. We all inspire each other in different ways. It’s been a great thing for the community to get everybody there and see what we all have to offer. It’s amazing how much talent we have here.” “But now, it’s time to say to say ‘goodbye’ and have a ‘hip hip hooray’ on how awesome it was,” says Webster, “and then get started on something new.”

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Backyard Oasis Build Your Own

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Summers in Canada are long anticipated and soon over. So, Canadians are always looking for ways to be able to spend more time outdoors relaxing and having fun while the wonderful weather lasts. Staycations are the best way to do so. 50




urn your backyard into an oasis, a place to which you can retreat as soon as you return from work, on weekends and on holidays. Don’t waste any of those precious hours of summer sun driving or flying somewhere. Save the destination vacations for winter. To turn your backyard into an oasis, you must create a space where you can withdraw from the cares of the world and destress. The first step to doing so is to establish some privacy.

This can take many forms from building a fence, planting some trees or shrubs or even hanging some curtains on the sides of a pergola. Whatever you choose, make sure your backyard is a place where you can truly escape. The next step is building a place where you can sit and relax. This may be a wooden deck or a patio made from paving stones or concrete. The deck may be multi-layered or a single level. When deciding the layout and size, consider the needs of your family and the size of your budget. Will you need space for a barbeque or for an entire outdoor kitchen? Will you be entertaining friends often or will this be place for just you and your partner to retreat? If your yard is big enough, consider building a gazebo to provide a separate place to relax when others are using the deck or simply for some variety. Once your patio or deck is finished, you will need to outfit it in a way that maximizes your comfort. Think weatherproof patio furniture covered in big comfy cushions surrounded by pots and hanging baskets filled with flowers and bedding plants so you can have fresh tomatoes and lettuce on your burgers. If greenery makes your gush or you would simply like some shade, consider building a pergola over your deck. Grow clematis from planters at the bottom. The vines will grow over the structure covering it a beautiful cloak of green leaves and flowers. Does your backyard oasis include space for your dog to run or a place to play bocci? Perhaps you don’t want to spend time mowing the lawn but would rather turn your yard into a plant paradise. A professional landscaper can turn your yard into a colourful, living work of art. Does the sound of running water soothe you? Do you enjoy watching fish swim in a pond? A water feature is a must for many backyard oases. With Canadian summers so short, you will want to think of ways you can extend your time in your personal refuge. Strategically placed lighting will help when the days start to shorten. An outdoor fireplace or hot tub will help with warmth. You may even want to build a sunroom where you can sit all year round. What else would you like to add to your backyard oasis?




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by Driftwood Irrigation & Landscapes By Tonya Lambert Photos by Images by Gillies


ur environment has a profound effect on how we feel. A well-designed yard, one which is both pretty and practical, provides us with a place to relax, to reconnect with nature and to refresh both our body and our spirit. Being outside in a space that is aesthetically attractive yet fully functional is important to our overall mental and physical well-being. J.J. Fisher of Driftwood Irrigation & Landscapes appreciates the impact which our surroundings can have on us from the soothing sense of calm brought on by the sound of flowing water to the



joy provoked by a colourful flowerbed. It was his love of the outdoors and his understanding of its importance in our everyday lives that led Fisher to obtain his Associate Degree in Turf Management and Landscape Design from Minot State University, followed by his Irrigation Technician Certificate, ICPI Paving Stone Installer Certificate and courses in Allan block installation and aquascaping. With his extensive education and experience, Fisher helps homeowners with everything from planning to planting. A picture-perfect dreamscape begins with a distinctive yet durable design. Taking into consideration your yard’s


existing attributes, your aesthetic style and your desired architectural enhancements, Fisher will produce a 3-D rendering of the design, enabling you to make any changes before a single spade of soil has been turned. This creative and collaborative approach to landscaping ensures breathtakingly beautiful results. As with any work of art, the framework for your yard must be completed first. Fisher and his crew offer a full array of hardscaping services, from patios and ponds to walkways and walls. They even build gazebos and pergolas, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. “Driftwood’s brick work is phenomenal,” says Fisher’s

“J.J. continues to learn about the latest and greatest products and techniques as well as how to get these products to withstand the extremes of Saskatchewan winters and summers.”

wife Britney. “J.J. continues to learn about the latest and greatest products and techniques as well as how to get these products to withstand the extremes of Saskatchewan winters and summers.” Once the framework is in place, it is time to decorate, a process which combines the aesthetic sensibilities of an artist with the plant knowledge of a scientist. Driftwood’s softscaping services range from supplying sod to picking and placing plants. “I love to see the looks on people’s faces when they see their whole yard transformed into something so cool and inviting,” says Fisher.

Driftwood Irrigation & Landscapes recently completed work on Steve and Tammy Bell’s yard. “Steve and I utilized the services of Driftwood and have to say we could not be happier,” says Tammy Bell. “We recently did a complete backyard renovation. We had them install underground sprinklers and new sod in both the back and the front. J.J. and his crew are very reliable, organized and professional. J.J. never makes you feel like you are a bother no matter what your question or what assistance you may require before, during or after the job has been complete. The cleanup and follow up is also great. J.J. made sure we


were comfortable with how the sprinkler system functioned and checked on the growing conditions of the sod afterwards. We are delighted with our new yard.” If it’s time to turn your yard into an outdoor oasis, call J.J. Fisher at Driftwood Irrigation & Landscapes today.

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Manufacturing Peace of Mind By Tonya Lambert Photos by Vanessa Lanktree Photography

The Anderson family, L-R: Brett (owner), Lila, Halie, Jase, Kelly, Clif (owner), Bradie, Rolan (owner) and Ron (owner)

Along 1st Avenue on the western edge of Weyburn is Southern Glass Works. A business like no other in southeast Saskatchewan, Southern Glass Works not only sells top-quality, energy-efficient windows but makes them as well – to your exact specifications!





ots of people call and they don’t realize that we make the windows here, manufacturing them right from the beginning,” says Ron Anderson, co-owner of this family-owned and -operated business. Founded in 2004 by Clif Anderson, an experienced local contractor who noticed the need for a window manufacturing facility in the city, Southern Glass Works produces a wide range of windows for commercial and residential use. Building or renovating a home or office? Stop by Southern Glass Works today and one of their friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process of picking the perfect window to meet your needs. With so many different options, choosing a window can seem like a daunting task. Don’t worry. The staff at Southern Glass Works all have years of experience in the industry and will provide you with expert advice as you make your selections. If you need assistance taking measurements or installing your new windows, the staff will provide you with a list of local contractors to call. Employing 11 outstanding craftsmen, Southern Glass Works manufactures and assembles high-grade windows in a wide variety of styles and in any size you need. Every window they build is constructed with a PVC frame making them both energy- and cost-efficient. Indeed, all the windows produced by Southern Glass Works in their Weyburn facility are Energy Star approved. Southern Glass Works stands behind their work. The window frames come with a 25-year warranty; the glass with a ten-year warranty. At Southern Glass Works, they not only manufacture windows, they manufacture peace of mind. Southern Glass Works is also your go-to place for quality, Saskatchewan-manufactured doors. Proud dealers of Madero Doors & Hardware, Southern Glass Works offers a selection of residential and commercial doors in several different options for both interior and exterior use. Locally-owned and -operated, Southern Glass Works appreciates all the support they have received from Weyburn residents over the years and is happy to give back to community. The company is a proud supporter of the Souris River Rodeo, The Family Place and Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop Corp (where they built all the windows). They also sponsor the Weyburn Red Wings and numerous minor sports teams. Southern Glass Works in Weyburn – your windows made to your specifications by people you know and trust. See Southern Glass Works for all your window and door needs. Southern Glass Works 1524 1st Avenue NW 306.842.2574





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Passion & Resilience

the life of a farmer

By Jaime Johnson


n many ways, farming is a thankless job. Long, lonely hours sitting in a tractor or tending to livestock. Never ending chores, done without the anticipation of a 5 p.m. quitting bell or long weekends, often without a guarantee of any financial return. Working conditions are sometimes dangerous and frequently stressful. All this to feed millions of people who will never thank them or even think of them as they stock their pantries and fridges. So what keeps these men and women going? How do farmers continue in spite of hardships and disappointments? Two things: passion and resilience. Farmers, ranchers and producers all share a deep passion for their work and the resilience to never give up. Passion and resilience are like dirt and farming, you can’t have one without the other. It is a passion or a love of the land, animals and labour that draws a person to this lifework. Farming fills the soul with a sense of purpose and satisfaction that is not found in many other callings. Producers have the opportunity to manage their own enterprise, work with nature in fresh air and sunshine and ultimately cultivate something that the world needs. There is a deep-rooted comfort and gratification in working with the land and ultimately harvesting the fruits of your labor. Resilience is what gives people the psychological strength to cope with stress and adversity. It is that unknown force that drives us to continue through set backs, change and hardship. Each year farmers are faced with tremendous challenges that are outside of their control. They must




contend with unpredictable hand of Mother Nature. With timely rains and abundant sunshine, she can reward a farmer with a bountiful crop. Or in one fell swoop she can decimate a crop with a hailstorm or insect infestation.

Similarly, producers do not have any influence over the capricious and unforgiving world markets that dictate their commodity prices. The resilient farmer understands and

accepts that life is full of challenges, and that in order to persevere, one must be flexible and willing to adapt to change. Many of our forefathers settled this land and farmed in order to survive. It was a necessity that became a way of life. If one crop didn’t work, a different one was planted the next year. The ability to adapt and the will to continue became a way of life. This trait is now embedded in their cultural fabric and is a defining feature of those who identify as producers. Farmers’ lives and livelihood revolve around changing seasons. And just as the changing seasons bring new beginnings, a farmers’ hope, determination and excitement is renewed every year. Perhaps it is the cycle of life that every farmer cultivates — whether it is a new calf or a field of seedlings. New life means new hope and opportunity. It takes a gambler’s mindset to be a farmer and one that is passionate, resilient and perpetually optimistic.




You’re the expert when it comes to growing your crops, and we’d love to offer our experts to help you grow your business! We have local experts who specialize in agricultural lending and understand the unique challenges and opportunities of operating a farm business in Southeast Saskatchewan. Don’t leave decisions for your farm to a head office in Toronto; visit us for all your farm financing needs. Our specialized Commercial & Ag Solutions Centre offers the advice and solutions you are looking for to help manage your farm business. We do a great job because we have great people. Not only are they some of the most professional and welltrained in the industry, but they are your friends and neighbors so they care about you, your dreams and your community.

35 Years & Still Going Strong By Tonya Lambert Photos by Images by Gillies


t’s been 35 years since Ronald and Beverley Tourand first opened Ron’s The Work Wear Store. Over the years, the Tourands have put in long hours of hard work, striving to bring the best work wear to their customers. “We’ve built our business on providing quality selection and service,” says son Rick. The Tourands had been farming near Weyburn for over a decade when Ron was approached with the idea of opening a work wear store. After careful consideration, the couple decide to quit farming, move their family into town and open Ron’s The Work Wear Store. It was a gamble that paid off. The couple soon bought out their partner, opened a second store in Estevan in 1984 and a third in Carlyle in 1999.

Running the stores while raising a family wasn’t easy but the kids – Martin, Julie, Brenda and Rick – would pitch in and help after school and on weekends. Rick now manages the Weyburn location while Martin manages the Carlyle store with the help of his sons, Stephen and Michael. Ron is still involved in the day-to-day business, and Bev remains the only bookkeeper the store has known. Ron’s carries footwear and clothing for the agricultural, industrial, and oil and gas sectors. As well, they are increasingly servicing the outdoor adventure market. The shelves and racks are filled with items by all the top lines, Carhartt and Columbia, Terra and Timberland, Helly Hansen and Red Wing. They will also source items for customers whenever possible.


Last year, the Tourand’s hard work was recognized with a WEYBEX Award and nomination to the Weyburn Business Hall of Fame. “We enjoy what we do, and we’re fortunate to live in communities that still embrace good customer service,” says Rick. “For us, it’s a labour of love, and we’re just trying to carry on that tradition started by our parents.”

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attle producers have long gone without great options for treating and handling pain in calves. Obstacles like route of administration and cost prevented its routine use. Recently, great strides have been made, and cattle producers are learning that the use of pain medication is mutually beneficial for both the animal and producer alike when treating disease and for post procedure pain. Veterinarians have been using pain medications while performing surgery on cattle and when treating calves in the clinic for years and are now more commonly prescribing medications for routine use on the farm. In the last two years, some veterinarians and producers have added it to their branding day list of medications. The Farm Animal Care Council Code of Conduct is now mandating that animals over six months of age being castrated and de-horned must receive pain medication. This is what is currently mandated, but studies are showing the benefits go far beyond just this minimum requirement. Pain medication also has its place on branding day for calves being branded and/or castrated regardless of age or sex. Cattle branding is the only permanent visible identification from a distance and used on many livestock operations



throughout southeast Saskatchewan. We know these calves experience a great deal of acute pain that lasts several days. These calves nurse less often and are more uncomfortable and restless during those first few days after branding. Studies show that calves given pain medication return to their normal behavior, maintain a more regular feeding schedule and perform better than calves not given pain medication. This results in more pounds in the fall.

herd veterinarian is a great source of information. Talk to your veterinarian for the best solution for your herd. Best of luck on show day to all the 4-H members and their project animal(s) from everyone at Prairie Animal Health Centre.

Knife castration can create swelling and sore calves. These pain medications are also anti-inflammatories and reduce the swelling that many producers note after castration. Banded calves also experience acute pain and benefit from pain control when the band is applied. Products are user friendly and come in several different forms – injectable, oral and new this year, topical. The oral and topical pain medications can deliver up to 56 hours of pain control. These medications are dosed according to weight and are easily administered while the calves are being handled. It doesn’t add time to the processing day or another injection for your calves and is quite simple to do. Topical Flunixin and Meloxicam are commonly used products when treating pain in cattle. There are many great articles being published on this topic and your local


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STANDING STRONG 2017 Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show By Tonya Lambert

BACK ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Trevor Sealy, Bill Pittman, Kim Brady, Todd Bedore, Nikki Dickie, Shane Pollock, Dylan Gilliss, Darren Woodard, Mark Schneider, Trevor Pandachuk FRONT ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT): Dan Cugnet, Laurence Woodard, Don Sealy, Del Mondor (chair), Tanya Hulbert (show manager), Ron Bartlett, Tyler Tollefson, Darcy Cretin, Larry Heggs

Once again, the Weyburn Oil Show Board is hard at work putting together what promises to be another world-class oil and gas show this year. Initially, there were some concerns as to whether the downturn in oil and gas prices would affect the show, but this has not been the case. Interest in the 2017 Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show is as strong as ever.


very two years since 1985, oil and gas companies from across North America have flocked to Weyburn to showcase products and services, to network with other industry players and to have a good time. Most exhibitors return year after year, and the wait list for exhibitors is long. 2017 is no different; the slate of exhibitors for this year’s show is full. “Our show has grown in many ways over the years but particularly in its value to the industry,” explains Ron Jeffery, a board member and founding member of the Oil Show. “It’s a showcase for the oil and gas industry, and they’ve taken it to their hearts and have supported us all the way along. The industry, I know, is appreciative of being able to show their wares and educate the public generally of what this industry is and how important it is to the community and to the province.”




Tanya Hulbert

“It’s a show that exhibitors find they can come to and enjoy it,” continues Jeffrey. “They have a chain of people that they make good friends with and they do business at the same time. It’s a fun and productive show. It’s a show that they line up to come to. The people who come and exhibit here invariably look forward to coming back to. It sells itself because it’s a quality show.” Del Mondor, Chairman of the 2017 Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show agrees. “It’s our job to provide the ultimate in networking opportunities for our customers that are at the show to get their message out, strengthen old relationships and build new ones. This

Del Mondor

Ron Jeffery

show is the perfect opportunity for people to market their wares and talk about the new things and build those relationships.”

Montana, North Dakota and even further abroad anxious to see what is new and improved in the industry. “There are always new technologies to see,” says Mondor. “Whether it’s that eureka-sort of new technology or whether it’s just making something that people are using a little bit better, there are always better ways of doing things.”

Networking begins before the show even opens at the annual golf tournament for exhibitors and platinum sponsors. Approximately 288 golfers will take to the greens at the Weyburn Golf Club for 18 holes of comradery and competition, followed by a much-anticipated steak and lobster dinner served by the Weyburn Red Wings. The show itself starts bright and early on the morning of June 7, drawing attendees from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,

Another highlight of the Oil Show are the awards that are presented. “We’ve got our Saskatchewan Oilman of the Year being announced at our luncheon on Wednesday, and there will be the Hall of Fame people announced then, too,” says Mondor. “On Wednesday evening is the Southeastern Saskatchewan

Photos from the 2015 SK Oilshow





“I think we can all take some credit to putting pride into the industry and pride into the community and educating people into how much that industry is of value to the country and all of us.” - Ron Jeffery Oilman of the Year. We also have a new category this year – Saskatchewan Legends. This is our own Hall of Fame for just southeastern Saskatchewan people. These will be announced at our Wednesday evening supper.” The show continues on June 8th, beginning with a barnstorming breakfast and continuing with an industry luncheon at noon.





The proceeds from the Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show go back into the community, either directly through the Oil Show Board or indirectly through the many service groups that help to make the show the success that it is. “Volunteerism is what makes the show run so well,” says Jeffery. “We use all kinds of local clubs to put on various sectors of the show. All the meals are actually catered by local clubs so that the community itself is able to take advantage of it in making money for their club to put back into the community. We use a lot of youth clubs and sports clubs. Every one of the sectors of the show that requires manpower has been let out to local community groups, and they all take pride in taking part in the show.”


“I think we can all take some credit to putting pride into the industry and pride into the community and educating people into how much that industry is of value to the country and all of us,” concludes Jeffery.




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Souris Valley Industries:

Bigger & Better than Ever! By Tonya Lambert

Souris Valley Industries is a vibrant, innovative company with 40 years of experience and expertise in the concrete industry.


ncorporated in 1977, the company has grown dramatically over the years, from five employees and a 5,000-square-foot facility serving southeast Saskatchewan to 35 employees and a 63,500-square-foot facility with projects throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northeast Alberta. Souris Valley Industries was purchased by the Don and Cindy Bell family in 2005. Don (president) and his sons Dustin (general manager), Mike (maintenance

manager) and Luk (production manager) all work at the company, making this very much a family-owned and -operated business.

for New or Expanded Business, the 2012 WEYBEX Award for Business of the Year and the 2016 WEYBEX Award for Business Leader of the Year.

Since taking over the company, the Bells have moved into a bigger facility (2010), expanded (2013) and branched into the production of dry cast concrete products (2014) as well as pre-stressed precast concrete, receiving CPCI certification in 2015. This same year, Souris Valley received the contract for the new Mosaic Stadium in Regina, for which they built the bleachers, walls, stairs and troughing.

Souris Valley Industries manufactures concrete pipe, manholes, tanks, barriers, pre-stressed precast products and specialty precast products. See Souris Valley Industries for all your concrete needs!

Souris Valley Industries’ superior products and stellar service were recognized not only in their successful bid for the stadium contract but also in the receipt of the 2012 WEYBEX Award


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Safe, Sound & Stable By Tonya Lambert

For the past ten years, Aaron Well Servicing in Weyburn has been providing oil and gas companies in southeastern Saskatchewan with a superior level of service. “I think some of our best features are our wellmaintained modern equipment and long-term crews,” states Aaron Cugnet, president and general manager. “We provide very consistent service with an excellent safety record.”



Clients appreciate this safety and stability and the peace of mind it provides, knowing that the job will be carried out proficiently. Employees appreciate the benefits of working with equipment and co-workers they know they can rely upon to help get the job done safely and soundly. It is why so many of Aaron Well Servicing’s employees have been with the company for many years, some since the very beginning. “We have great employees,” says Cugnet. “They take pride in their work and rightfully so. We are very grateful to all our employees, both past and present. Without them, Aaron Well Servicing wouldn’t be the success that it is today.” Locally-owned and -operated, Aaron Well Servicing was formed in July 2006 by Aaron Cugnet and his cousin Wes Cugnet. Both men had many years of experience in the industry, having worked their ways up the servicing ladder from the bottom to the top, giving them an excellent understanding of every aspect of the business. Seeing the need for

another servicing company in the region, the cousins joined forces and had their first rig up and running by April 2007. Since starting with five employees and one rig, the company has grown to 37 employees and six rigs – four mobile double triples and two double doubles. The company offers a full array of services, from completions to workovers to abandonments. All work is conducted in a manner that is safe, efficient and environmentally responsible. Aaron Well Servicing is COR-certified through the Saskatchewan Construction Association and is a member in good standing with the Workers’ Compensation Board, the Canadian Association of Oil Well Drilling Contractors and Complyworks. The company also has its own in-house Health and Safety Program. Just as Aaron Well Servicing and its employees serve their clients well, they also strive to serve the local community. “We’re definitely a company that’s proud of our community,” says Aaron Cugnet, “and we try to help out in the community


and support local organizations as much as we can. We support lots of different sports groups. We donated to the Triple C Centre for the Performing Arts. We support the hospital foundation every year as well as The Family Place and the Weyburn Young Fellows Club. We try to help out lots of different groups.” Aaron Well Servicing thanks their employees, their clients and the community for ten great years. They are looking forward to the next ten years together!

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otshot Oilfield Service has been servicing southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba since 1988. Since its inception, Hotshot Oilfield Service has been committed

to delivering safe and reliable services in a responsible manner to the customers that we serve. Hotshot is a small hometown company that has its roots entrenched in family. It is from that love of family and our deep community ties that we are dedicated to the safety of our employees, our customers and the general public. We have achieved COR level of safety recognition, and we continue to maintain and grow that COR safety values system. Our pressure testing of blow out prevention systems and manifold capabilities has expanded to setting multi-stage frac ports, packers, high pressure inflate devices, blowing pump drains, certifications and more. While our well-testing division has the equipment, experience and capabilities to do all types of well servicing jobs. We are proficient at critical sour well control, high volume oil recovery, CO2 well control, blow downs, snubbing, milling, coil clean outs, completions, drilling, stimulations and chemical jobs to name a few. Hotshot would like to thank our customers, and we look forward to continuing to provide our services throughout the oil and gas industry.



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Torrent Energy Services Inc. in Weyburn is a comprehensive site development company. Handling everything from evaluation and preparation to excavation and reclamation, Torrent Energy Services Inc. undertakes projects big and small throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In business since 2010, Torrent Energy Services Inc. has the experience and equipment to tailor their services to meet their customers’ exact specifications. With a wide variety of construction equipment, Torrent has everything needed to do the job right. Torrent Energy Services Inc. works regularly with the federal government, crown corporations, corporate and private companies on site development, road building, and oilfield and civil construction projects. Their dedication to detail and exacting standards has resulted in many repeat clients.

SERVICES OFFERED: • Surveying and design with Topcon machine-control GPS technology • Clearing/stripping • Grading • Excavation • Supply and install aggregate and riprap, geotextiles, culverts, chainlink fencing, screw piles, concrete flat work and paving • Road building • Stabilization control • Clay capping

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hether you are building a new network or replacing an existing one, Southeastern Computer Solutions can help with your entire list ofrequirements, from finding the ideal Internet Service Provider (ISP) for your location and specific needs to end user security. First, you will need to assess your infrastructure. We can help you with that. Here is a list of some things that you will need to consider. 1. What are your plans for the future? Be sure to consider potential expansion and growth. Will your existing equipment be adequate? List all the equipment you have, including all PCs, laptops, printers, label makers, debit machines, cameras and any peripherals that may need network connectivity. 2. How much bandwidth will you need going forward? Who is currently supplying your internet and are they available at your new location? Will they be able to cover your ongoing and possible future requirements?

5. Where will you store your data on your network? 6. What type of security software will you need on your network and devices? 7. Do you need to link with another office or site? 8. Does your phone system need to connect to your network? 9. Do you need security cameras inside or outside? 10. What size of network switch do you need? How big of a patch panel? What about routers and switches? 11. What do you need in terms of redundancy? (Can you afford any network downtime?) 12. Will you have onsite or offsite backups?

14. What sort of anti-virus protection do you have?

4. Will you go wired or wireless? What are the best possible locations for all your networked devices and where should your wired plugins be installed?

16. What kind of extra power capabilities might you need at each user workstation as well as the network closet/room?


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17. Do you have proper ventilation for your network gear to ensure it doesn’t overheat? Ideally, you would bring in IT support before construction to ensure that your business has the best high performance network infrastructure. Southeastern Computer Solutions can supply the IT support your business needs. Call us for all your networking needs! “Southeastern Computer Solutions provides professional IT support with a small town personal approach. Not only do you get a high level of technical expertise but they bridge the gap between the field and head office when resolving issues in our corporate world. ‘Solutions’ is their name and that is what they deliver.” (Mike, Cenovus Energy)

13. What type of software and licensing will you need?

3. Is your current equipment and software adequate for any technology upgrades? Standardization and consistency should be considered for reduced support costs.


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15. How will your system be monitored for systems health?


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TECHNOLOGY to take you out of the office and into the Summer

by Michelle Eckhart




Simplify your work-life this summer with on-the-go technology


magine…It’s a sunny July day and you would like to be at the beach or out on your boat, but you can’t because you have work to do. Actually, you can do both. With the advent of today’s latest apps, you can carry out tasks with ease from your smart phone or tablet. You don’t need to be chained to your office. There are tons of technology options available that can help you work from your deck chair!

Google, the Internet giant, has developed a suite of apps that are designed to work off your Google account. GSuite, recently renamed from Google Drive, is much more than just a cloud-based storage and syncing service. It also excels at letting you create, edit, store and collaborate on documents. The service is truly impressive in just how far it goes to help you create and edit files, whether you’re working solo or as part of

a team. There are some secrets to getting the most out of GSuite and its companion apps, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. But there’s little question this is one of the sweetest cloud offerings you can find. And it’s free, unless you need to store more than 15GB of files not created with its online apps. Evernote is an app that allows you to clip bits and pieces of information from the web, tag them for easy searching, and alter any of them by adding to it, condensing it, or embedding pictures, tables, audio, video and the like. You can also use Evernote for organic notes and journaling, to-do lists, recipes, contacts, and even storage for tweets or emails that you want to keep handy. Square offers a service that can help you collect money from your customers and clients. It’s a secure, sophisticated, but user-friendly piece of equipment that you can insert into your smartphone or tablet to process debit and credit card transactions. It has a low fee structure to use along with no monthly fee, and provides businesses with a low cost setup for a point of sale system. If its bookwork that needs to be completed, QuickBooks Online is an online accounting system that you can use from anywhere. It can create invoices, track expenses and maintain inventory. If you get a call from a customer when you are out, you can quickly check to see if you have a product in stock from your phone. With real time updates it can provide you and your staff with a powerful inventory management system. This has a monthly subscription fee that can be customized to work with whatever level of software system you need. All of these apps are available for both Android (Samsung, Google) and iOs (Apple) systems. There may be some fees associated with extra services in the apps that have not been listed here. In these days of continuously developing internet technology there is always a way to stay connected. Enjoy your summer by take advantage of new ways to work from wherever the road takes you.








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ummer has always been a time for fun in the sun, exploring new places and capturing those memorable moments that make life grand. To those who own a small business, it can also be a time to sit back, reflect on your business goals, re-focus your energy and chart your renewed path to success. To refresh your direction, follow these 6 steps:

translate them into tasks. Put some action behind the words! Switch that To Do list into a list that recognizes the urgency and importance of each action item.


Take Action

Large or small, write your ideas down. They can be the simple business goals like ‘make more sales this year’ or the big, audacious goals like ‘be the most well-known company in my industry in Saskatchewan.’

Keep going strong by scheduling essential tasks into your calendar. Setting aside time for the priority tasks will help you avoid saying ‘I was too busy to get to it today.’

Make SMART Goals

Building a company is no easy feat, and stress and worry come with the territory. It’s tempting to work harder and longer to achieve your goals, without sitting back to re-evaluate your efforts. Taking a step back periodically will help you avoid burnout, evaluate your efforts and may even lead to some ‘lightbulb’ moments where you re-focus your business strategy along the way.

Those goals won’t get your business anywhere without the elbow grease to back them up. Your goals, of any size, will be more reachable if you make them: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-based...SMART. Then cut down on the goal list until you’re left with the essentials to your business success. Download: The Ultimate Goal Setting Guide for Entrepreneurs for more information on how to create SMART business goals: Prioritize Once you have that core list of your essential goals ironed out, you can

a call. With a wide range of business DVDs, e-books, advisory services, planning guides and business loans, CF Sunrise can help you breathe new life into your business operation.

“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” (Dwight Eisenhower)

Take Time to Evaluate

Roll with it! “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” (Tony Robbins)

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to Your Investors


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he majority of us, as taxpayers, will never require the need for an audit. Certainly, there is the potential for a tax audit conducted by Canada Revenue Agency. However, that is quite different from an independent financial audit.

financial institutions. Investing always has an element of risk because of the uncertainty that the information being relied on is accurate. To minimize risk and provide assurance, a company will call on the services of an independent auditor to complete an independent financial audit.

Private and public companies are required to report on their operations annually by issuing financial statements. The users of these financial statements might include shareholders, potential investors and

So, what is an audit?



The goal of an audit is to provide assurance, reducing the information risk for users of financial statements.


For example, a company says it earned a million-dollar profit. The auditor will obtain evidence that supports the company’s assertion allowing the users of the statements to be able to rely on the information provided by the company and base decisions upon the results reported. With over 65 years of combined auditing experience, Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP’s team of auditors consists of many highly trained

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As a trusted, independent third party, Cogent strives to provide clients with the assurance to quantify and qualify their financial statements for presentation to the users of these statements. chartered professional accountants, staff members and students-in-training. Our clients have included government funded organizations, not-for-profit groups, profit-oriented companies and public service bodies, such as towns and municipalities. As a trusted, independent third party, Cogent strives to provide clients with the assurance to quantify and qualify their financial statements for presentation to the users of these statements.

Throughout the audit process, Cogent provides many companies with advice and suggestions on how to mitigate risk and change poor business processes, resulting in better internal processes and reduced business risk. As auditors, Cogent is governed by the Saskatchewan Accountants Act and monitored by the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants. In addition to financial audits, Cogent CPA LLP also provides non-assurance


services, such as accounting and review services, bookkeeping, consulting and advisory services as well as personal and corporate taxation and planning.

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To all the hard working individuals that take time away from their families and personal endeavours to keep our oil and gas industry going, Ardell Small Business Solutions thanks you for your dedication and commitment. I look forward to many more years of success together.

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Our profits are your profits. We are a different kind of business – a business that shares our profits with our members. A Co-op membership offers a lifetime of rewards, including high-quality products and services at competitive prices. We also offer the potential for annual cash back and an equity account that grows over time, as well as the opportunity to become involved as a member-owner. Everyone is welcome to shop at Co-op, and everyone is invited to become a member. There are no points to collect or miles to accumulate, just cash back to spend on whatever you like. It’s simple - cash back! Based on your 2016 purchases, Prairie Sky Co-op allocated $2.5 million back to members. $2.2 million total cash will be paid out to members making the total since incorporation over $40 million.

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