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WEYBURN & AREA Volume 4 Issue 2 Spring 2019 Editor Erin Legg Design Ghislaine Moffitt Cover Photography Vanessa Lanktree Photography

Publisher’s Message

Photography Big Dog Photography, Images By Jon Gillies, Vanessa Lanktree Photography

f you’re like me, then you’re ready for spring to be here! Spring is such a refreshing season. It shows new growth and new beginnings. My husband and I are grateful to be welcoming a new member into our family in March. Our daughter is getting very excited to meet her little brother or sister and so are we.

Contributing Writers Brook Thalgott, Erin Legg, Jaime Johnson, Kaley Schultz, Kiteen Mainil


We have another wonderful selection of businesses and editorials in this issue. Our cover features the Weyburn Credit Union. They are celebrating their 75th birthday. What an amazing accomplishment! Stop by the Weyburn location to see their beautifully completed renovation. Our From the Inside Out 2019 Design and Décor Trends editorial will give you fresh and hip ideas to update the look of your home this year. We have a lovely profile on Isabelle Butters, an inspiring local leader who has accomplished so much and continues to volunteer her time. Isabelle believes in the importance of getting involved in your community. It’s a good reminder for many of us. We have many other interesting articles on local women and their businesses in our Women Uplifting Women feature. Choosing a career path or changing careers is a difficult decision. Our editorial on Higher Learning will give you insight into institutes that can help make that decision an easier one. Right here in Weyburn we have an amazing campus called Southeast Regional College. They have six campuses across Saskatchewan. Have you been thinking about simplifying your wardrobe? Kiteen Mainil shares tips on creating a capsule wardrobe with 12 staple items styled 12 ways. If you decide to cut down on your clothes by trying out a capsule wardrobe, we also have another editorial giving suggestions on decluttering your home. Now that you have the advice to go forward with your spring cleaning in your home, we have another beneficial editorial called Clearing the Cobwebs: Spring Cleaning for Your Mind. I hope you enjoy the warmer weather as it approaches! Before you know it deck season will be upon us. Check out our simple iced coffee recipe to get you in the warm weather mood. As always, thank you for supporting ReFINEd Weyburn & Area! Happy Reading!




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10 | AT HOME From the Inside Out: 2019 Design & Décor Trends

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18 | YOUR HEALTH Clearing the Cobwebs: Spring Cleaning for Your Mind.


24 | COMMUNITY Events Calendar 30 | COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT Inclusion Weyburn 40 | BUSINESS & INDUSTRY Higher Learning 48 | FEATURE: Women Uplifting Women 63 | STYLE & BEAUTY Capsule Wardrobe: 12 Items Styled 12 Ways



COVER FEATURE: Weyburn Credit Union: Celebrating 75 Years


The Woman Who Provided Opportunity for The Opportunity City

Let the experts at Weyburn Security help you invest to save money. Jim Onstad Do you find yourself looking for ways to come up with money for a last-minute RRSP contribution to reduce your taxes? Take the stress out of lump-sum contributions by starting a pre-authorized chequing (PAC) plan that will automatically contribute to your RRSP on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly schedule. While you are saving yourself money and stress with your PAC, you are also using an effective investing strategy through dollar cost averaging.

Mike Onstad 2018 was a year of volatility. Upswings in the summer and a substantial downswing in the later months resulted in markets being on the negative for the year. What is the best strategy against this? Stay invested, pay yourself and make investment contributions regularly. By investing regularly every month, you will buy more units of a fund when markets are low and less when the market is high. This will position you well for future long-term growth.

Rhonda Logel Are you aware of the fees being charged on your investment accounts? Is your advisor reaching out to you as much as you would like? It is essential to be fully informed about your investments. We are dedicated and determined to help you develop a transparent investment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

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Inside Out From the

2019 DESIGN &DÉCOR TRENDS Indoor Design Trend: WARMTH Everything in your house adds up. Rising design trends include less focus on greys and blues, countertops with warmer undertones, and even flooring that is blonder and “homier.” Also watch out for: COLOUR: The Pantone 2019 colour of the year is Living Coral, a lively and energetic hue that homeowners are opting for in both paint choice and statement décor. Also be on the lookout for dramatic red, bold yellows and organic greens.

ARTISANAL TOUCHES: Particularly when it comes to lighting, design trends are leaning towards unique, hand-made or even antique fixtures that personalize a space.

NATURAL FINISHES: An organic, serene ambiance can be achieved in any space of your home with the addition of natural materials such as stone, concrete




and granite. Right on trend is the use of copper accents because of its earthy hue and companionship to reds and oranges.

HOT FIXTURES: Brass is back! It is a warm and subtle alternative to steel accents, so many homeowners are saying goodbye to stainless steel and polished nickel when planning a remodel or new construction home.

INTERIOR DÉCOR: Don’t be afraid to mix fabrics of different colours and textures to really add to the overall warmth of your home. Florals are big this year, particularly in oversized patterns and embellished colours. Velvet is another growing pick, especially as a sofa textile. And remember, geometric patterns in a bold colour, will make a statement in any room (why not consider a dramatic geometric tile pattern for the bathroom?).

about built-in lighting options that can extend the time you spend outside.

STONEWORK: Just as with the interior, natural materials in your yard creates a beautiful accent to the overall design. Smooth pavers in warm, monochromatic colours with the occasional pop of colour is a popular patio design. Another trick to injecting life into your yard is to incorporate large, plank style pavers. FUN FOLIAGE: What adds life to a space better than plants? Scatter plants with fun, textural foliage throughout the yard — think stripes or polka-dots — as well as plants with vibrant colours — purple, orange or red. Examples to keep an eye on include coleus, begonias and lungwort. EXTERIOR DÉCOR: Tucking unique, brightly-

Outdoor Living is about LIFE While there’s nothing wrong with a simple grill and a few waterproof chairs, 2019 is the year to elevate your outdoor living space and create a functional gathering spot that mimics the indoors. Here are a

coloured items throughout the garden acts as a surprising twist, but the same goes for your patio furniture. Toss a few waterproof pillows made from material boasting bright geometric designs onto your deck sofa. Add a seasonal area rug under your outdoor dining table, and select an umbrella to complement your colour scheme.

few trending outdoor design ideas: DECK SOLUTIONS: An ever-growing segment of homeowners are realizing the value of investing in composite decking for a relaxing, well-built and longlasting outdoor space. Available in a multitude of colours, such as rich chocolate, mushroom, caramel or chili pepper, composite decking also comes with texturing or embossing to help personalize the living space.

LIGHTING: Landscape lighting will always remain on trend as homeowners realize the importance of creating a liveable outdoor space. String lighting remains popular, in particular the Edison-style LED options that add character to any space. When constructing a new deck, speak to your contractor




BUILDING YOUR VISION Cost-Effective Building Done Right and On Time By Erin Legg Photos by Images By Jon Gillies

Tyler Vennard and Erick Erickson


rick Erickson knows a thing or two about the construction industry. With 35 years of experience with such companies as Bomac, Wolfe (Quorex), Graham and Devereaux, he recently founded his own company, Erickson Contracting & Management Ltd. (ECM). ECM is a firm dedicated to providing transparent management of all types of projects using the experience of its management and tradespeople to deliver superior quality projects on schedule and on budget. Erickson began his career as a journeyman carpenter, and has worked in various roles as superintendent,



estimator, project management and toplevel operational management. He laughs as he says, “I’ve seen and basically done everything in this industry!” Erickson hired Tyler Vennard, a well-respected and highly-skilled carpenter from the Weyburn area who ran his own company, Vennx Carpentry for the past decade. Together, the two professionals offer ECM clients expert knowledge for every step of their construction project. ECM’s inaugural contract was a threephase collaboration for the Parkway Lodge Care Home in Weyburn. Erickson reflects with great pride on the prestigious project, noting that it was all hands on deck for its completion. ECM


focuses on construction management project delivery, with the ability to do traditional general contracting as well. It comes down to what will benefit the client best. “Throughout my career I’ve done construction management, and it has been very successful,” says Erickson. With ECM’s approach, Erickson acts as the client’s agent, representing them throughout each step of the project. The client can be as involved as much or as little as they choose. “ECM offers fixed price contracts, so clients do not have to worry about cost overruns – that’s my risk, not theirs,” he explains. “What we offer is a lot more than just getting a set of plans, pricing it, and going out and building it. We are so much more involved

“Every bill is recorded, and a summary provided so the clients know exactly what they’re paying for. There is no guessing. I believe in communication and being open with my clients at all times.” - Erick Erickson

TOP PHOTO Erick Erickson, owner BOTTOM Tyler Vennard

because we act as agents. But we charge a lesser fee because there is less risk.” Erickson also stresses that ECM is adamant about transparency. “Every bill is recorded, and a summary provided so the clients know exactly what they’re paying for. There is no guessing. I believe in communication and being open with my clients at all times.” Erickson notes that because of both his extensive background and Vennard’s experience with a variety of projects, they will work on any type of project. “We’ll do residential, multi-family units, renovations, commercial development, industrial, institutional and agriculturerelated projects.”

ECM’s dedication to clients comes down to this philosophy: “I treat every project as though it were my own,” Erickson states. “From scheduling to being available on a Sunday afternoon, to budgeting and costing, it doesn’t matter. If there’s ever a problem, I’m responsible.” To ensure the quality of service remains top-notch, Vennard has a crew of skilled tradespeople working with him who have proven abilities in their work. “The ability to self-perform a lot of the work means the clients save money,” Erickson explains. ECM believes strongly in utilizing suppliers and trades from the region where the project is located. This benefits the local economy as well as the project in terms of its schedule and cost.


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Erickson stresses that rework is a waste of time and money, and they will not do any step of any project if it’s not done correctly. “If that means it takes a little longer, then we’ll take that time,” he says. To discuss your plans with a professional company that insists on quality work for a quality price, contact ECM about how they can help. They are proudly serving all of Saskatchewan.

Erickson Contracting & Management Ltd. (ECM) Erick Erickson: 306.519.7569 Tyler Vennard: 306.861.6049



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-Become a mindful team member that magnifies and multiplies your resources. -Gain greater self-awareness and understanding of others. -Recognize the need to constantly adapt in order to facilitate change.


-Unlock the barriers that prevent individuals from effectively working together.



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.


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Vanilla Lavender Bath Salt Recipe



• 1 cup Epsom salt

Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Then store in an airtight container for up to six months.

• 1/2 cup coarse sea salt • 1/2 cup baking soda • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract • 8 drops lavender essential oil • Purple food coloring (optional)





Clearing the Cobwebs: Spring Cleaning for Your Mind Each spring, we rise from the long winter days and set forth refreshing our homes for the warmer months ahead. Because this season is a period of renewal and rebirth, it’s also a great time to clear the clutter from your mind, too.

Just as when we ignore our household tidying, mental “junk” can accumulate quickly when we don’t pay regular attention to ourselves. Examples of this mental junk include negative self-talk or negative thoughts about others, limiting beliefs that hinder success, living in the past, inability to forgive yourself or others for mistakes, and fearfulness. When you commit to clearing the cobwebs from dusty corners in your home, take some time to clear your mind as well. Here are a few suggestions:

Eliminating negative thoughts by replacing them with ideas of positivity and gratefulness.

Cultivate a positive and uplifting social circle whose company you truly enjoy.

Write down your goals and what steps you will do to achieve them. Refer to the list often — it will prevent you from living in the past and help you move forward with a sense of purpose.

Overcome the fright that is holding you back. Take small steps when confronting your fears to avoid overwhelming yourself, and ask for support from others.

Take advantage of the longer, warmer days and invest 30 minutes per day towards exercise. Regular sweat time not only improves physical wellbeing, but also boosts confidence and relieves mental stress.

Nourish your mind with nutritious, wholesome fuel. “Brain fog” may be attributed to a nutritional deficiency (such as vitamin B-12) or even a lack of fatty acids (fish and nuts are great suppliers of fatty acids), so be sure to indulge in a well balanced diet.

There are many benefits to clearing the cobwebs from your mind. Happy spring cleaning!




Organize your

Learn some

cleaning hacks

that will make your life easier: • Rub half a lemon on glass shower doors to remove water stains. This also works for stains around faucets. • Rub a tennis ball over scuffs on painted walls to remove the blemishes.

You have a long list of important tasks you want to accomplish, and perhaps spring cleaning your home is not one you want to spend time on. To make it a bit easier for you this year, we’ve compiled a few tips to keep you on track and organized during the annual chore.

• Did someone forget to use a coaster? Cover the spot with fabric, then iron it on a low setting to remove the stain.

Make a checklist that itemizes the specific tasks needing to be done in each room. Keep track of the estimated time required to complete each room, and if necessary break up the tasks into several days and weeks.

Now that you’re a professional at purging, don’t forget to select unwanted, old or broken items from the garage as well. Pay attention to your collection of holiday decorations! Spray the garage door down with the hose.

Purging is essential to a successful spring cleaning. In each room, separate items into piles designated as “keep,” “donate” and “toss.” Don’t overthink the process! Common items to purge include makeup, books, clothing, electronics, toys, knick-knacks and outdated décor.

Don’t forget about the yard. Wipe down patio furniture and sweep off the deck and patio. Scrub dirt and grime from the barbecue, and ensure gutters are free of leaves and debris.

• Freshen your mattress by sprinkling it with baking soda. Let it sit for a while, then vacuum thoroughly. This is also a good tip for freshening area rugs and carpets.

BONUS TIPS: As you move from room to room, assess

the storage capabilities and update your current systems if necessary. Deep clean all appliances to ensure optimum performance for the year. Replace toilet brushes and toothbrush holders. Check batteries in smoke detectors (and again in the fall). Schedule a pro to assess your fireplace.




L-R Frank Porte, Funeral Attendant; Roger Lenz, Funeral Apprentice; Tanya Kwochka, Funeral Attendant; John Tuchscherer, Funeral Attendant; Colleen Fellner, Funeral Attendant; Tamara Seghers, Location Manager; Joseph Deal, Funeral Director/ Embalmer; Donald Wiberg, Funeral Attendant; Cecile Sellinger, Office Manager; Rick Moser, Funeral Attendant; Ronald Klein,Funeral Attendant; Morley Orsted, Funeral Attendant

COMFORT THROUGH LOSS Fletcher Funeral Chapel is Always There to Help By Brook Thalgott Photos Vanessa Lanktree Photography

Since 1992 Weyburn’s Fletcher Funeral Chapel has been helping families with the hardest journey – the loss of a loved one. Tamara Seghers, Funeral Director, Embalmer and General Manager at Fletcher Funeral Chapel leads a compassionate, caring team dedicated to assisting loved ones through the process of saying goodbye. “Every staff member at Fletcher’s is committed to caring for everyone we serve,” says Tamara. “From the time of the first phone call, through the final arrangements and beyond, we’re there.” Led by Tamara, the Fletcher Funeral Chapel attendant team is made up of 12 kind and considerate people who guide families through the most emotional time of their lives. Meet these four members of Fletcher’s dedicated, compassionate team. Over the next few issues, you’ll get to know every member of the Fletcher’s family.




“Every staff member at Fletcher’s is committed to caring for everyone we serve. “From the time of the first phone call, through the final arrangements and beyond, we’re there.” - Tamara Seghers

Funeral attendant Rick Moser was born and raised in Khedive and attended high school in Pangman. A former Canadian Forces member, he worked for SaskTel for 40 years before joining Fletcher’s two years ago. He’s a proud husband and father, married to his wife, Sandra for 42 years, with four children – Jennifer, Shanna, Chris, and Jeffrey – and six grandchildren. “Getting to help people at Fletcher’s is something I am proud of,” says Rick.

Ronald Klein has been a funeral attendant for 18 years. A proud Lions Club member for 28 years, and an active Knights of Columbus member for more than 40 years, Ronald has been married to his wife, Josie for 52 years, and together they have been foster parents for two decades. Ronald has lived in Weyburn his entire life, and is also a father of two daughters, a grandpa to five, and a great-grandpa to three. “I feel honoured to serve families in need through my work at Fletcher’s,” says Ronald.

Frank Porte has been with the funeral chapel for six years. Born on his family farm near Radville, he took over the farm when he married his wife, Eveline. A father of four to Jeannette, Michael, Maria and Marcel, he also has nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Frank and Eveline moved to Weyburn in 2001, and retired from farming in 2003. He joined Fletcher’s in 2013, and enjoys the professional, caring work he does. “Helping my community through my work is very rewarding,” says Frank.


Colleen Fellner is the newest member of the team, joining six months ago. Raised in Khedive and Weyburn, she recently moved back to her hometown of Weyburn and is enjoying her new role with the funeral chapel. “The staff are awesome and their commitment to excellence and to the community is something I am proud to be a part of,” says Colleen.

Fletcher Funeral Chapel is ready to serve your family now or in the future. Call 306.842.5432 or visit them online at for more information.

Fletcher Funeral Chapel 237 - 4th Street North East Weyburn 306.842.5432








n animal health, our knowledge of how to vaccinate animals and herds to achieve maximum immune response and therefore protection against disease is constantly evolving. Timing, delivery methods, animal factors, and vaccine components and formulation are all important considerations depending on the disease being targeted. Traditionally, our delivery method for vaccines has been via injection. Injectable vaccines stimulate a whole body immune response, resulting in antibody production in the blood to fight disease. Injectable vaccines provide amazing protection for some diseases, including rabies in all species and blackleg (Clostridial disease) in cattle. Alternately, vaccines can be delivered locally to produce a local immune response. In this case the antibodies protect at the site of infection — such as in the respiratory tract or in the gut. Examples of vaccines given this way are the kennel cough vaccine for dogs, the flu vaccine for horses, and most recently the pneumonia vaccine for cattle. Every species has their weakness, and for cattle it’s their lungs. While it may be no secret to most that the bovine is not an athlete (disregarding some LonghornCorrientes, known to my neighbors as athletes of high jump, distance running and the limbo), few understand the science of why. Cattle are designed and selected for peaceful grazing, not athleticism. Their lungs are relatively small (compared to the horse), their



clearance defenses are weak (compared to the dog), and they are constantly compressed by their highly-evolved and specialized stomach (a superpower in one sense, and a lead balloon in another). Add to these anatomical weaknesses the well-adapted and potent bugs they have to fight: viruses like infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV), parainfluenza (PI3), and bacteria like Mannheimia hemolytica and Histophilus somnus. Not only hard to spell and pronounce but each comes with virulence factors to capitalize on the bovine weakness.

the underlying viral “spark” that can set off the wildfire of pneumonia caused by the bacterial pathogens. Pretty cool, if you ask me! For help with designing your preventative herd health plan, contact our knowledgeable veterinarians at Prairie Animal Health Centre in Estevan, Weyburn or Carnduff.

Another issue to dance around is maternal immunity. Passed from the cow to the calf in the colostrum, it gives the calf a head start against the pathogens in their environment. It also, unfortunately, initially interferes with that calf’s ability to respond to an injectable vaccine. Enter the new intranasal vaccines. As a practicing veterinarian and passionate supporter of the cattle industry, I am excited by the research I’ve seen on INFORCE, specifically. Data shows the benefit to long-term health outcomes such as feedlot performance, milk production and longevity in the herd, all associated with a reduction in respiratory disease in calves. The intranasal vaccine is flexible enough to deliver at birth (in a herd with pneumonia in really young calves) without worrying about maternal antibody interference, to using on arrival at the feedlot for high-risk green calves (without worry about a “hot” vaccine reaction). Also, by targeting IBR, we get


Dr. Carol Ross Prairie Animal Health Centre 416 7 St NW Weyburn 306.842.7677 108 Breeze St, Highway 39 W. Estevan 306.634.7123 Souris Valley Veterinary Services Prairie Animal Health Centre Carnduff 202 2nd St E Carnduff, SK 306.482.5252





griStability is insurance for producers to offset losses due to factors, such as weather, increased costs and market conditions. Run by Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC), AgriStability requires a producer to enroll and pay fees annually in order to remain in the program When your accountant prepares your financial statements and tax return for the year, they can send the required financial information, such as income and expenses, to SCIC. Supplemental information at the end of the fiscal year is also sent to SCIC, such as number of bushels/tonnes in the bins by type of crop, number of head by types of cattle in the field, number of seeded acres by crop type, deferred grain sales, unpaid bills, etc. SCIC uses this information to calculate the producer’s program and reference margins. The program margin consists of allowable income received less allowable expenses. In addition, adjustments are made for annual changes in inventory, prepaids and deferreds. The reference margin is calculated from the historical program margins for the last five years. The lowest and highest program margins are removed and the remaining three years are used to calculate the reference margin. A payment is made by SCIC to the producer if their program margin falls

below 70% of their reference margin. There may be other factors which determine whether or not a payment is made. For example, more land was purchased creating more seeded acres compared to the prior years. Your accounting firm works with you, the producer, to provide accurate information to SCIC to assist you to be in the best position to receive a payment.

Your contribution amount is a maximum of 100% of your annual Allowable Net Sales, that is, grain sales less seed purchases. Your accounting firm’s task is to work with you to gather and report accurate financial information in order to maximize the amounts that can be deposited into your AgriInvest account.

AgriInvest is a savings account for producers which assists producers to mitigate business risk. It is administered by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). AgriInvest is similar to the former NISA program in that producers are notified how much to contribute to their AgriInvest account. The producer is required to set up a bank account, and AAFC will deposit the matching contribution once the producer makes their annual contribution. Your accountant can submit the required statement of income and expenses to SCIC; in turn, SCIC forwards the financial information to AAFC. AAFC will then advise by Deposit Notice letter the maximum contribution the government will match. This notice also includes the balance of your AgriInvest account and the time limit in which your deposit has to be made. The limit on matching government contributions is $15,000 per year based on annual Allowable Net Sales of the producer.


N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation 604 Government Road South Weyburn 306.842.5344 2010 11th Avenue, 7th Floor Regina 306.206.2841 PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION






Ghostboy WEDNESDAY, MAR 27 AT 7:30 PM The Cugnet Centre, Weyburn

Spring Sensations Show & Sale SATURDAY, MAY 04 AT 10:00 AM Knox Fellowship Hall, Weyburn

Aboriginal Engagement Workshop THURSDAY, APR 04 AT 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Travelodge, Weyburn

Weyburn Holistic Health Expo FRIDAY, MAY 10 AT 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM SATURDAY, MAY 11 AT 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Knox Fellowship Hall, Weyburn

A Tribute to John Denver by Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon THURSDAY, MAY 02 AT 7:30 PM The Cugnet Centre, Weyburn

Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show WEDNESDAY, JUNE 05 THURSDAY, JUNE 06 Crescent Point Place, Weyburn

Spring has Sprung Craft Sale & Trade Show SATURDAY, MAY 04 AT 10:00 AM Curling Rink, Weyburn



FRUIT SPREADS & FROZEN PIES MADE FROM SCRATCH IN WEYBURN! | 306.842.3411 | Owned & operated by Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop Corp.

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tourism season is arriving soon! #ThisIsWeyburn #WeyburnTourism 11 3rd Street, Weyburn 306.842.4738


ABORIGINAL ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP Workshop facilitator, Clayton Desjarlais, with Mawandonan Consulting, will guide you in the right direction while engaging with Aboriginals

APRIL 4, 2019 WEYBURN TRAVELODGE 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $300 + GST PER PERSON "Clayton is extremely knowledgeable and has a remarkable ability to engage a larger audience while covering everything from first nations treaty history to today's economic opportunities. Whether you are already well versed in the subject matter he covers or just have basic knowledge, his presentation style accommodates audiences from all backgrounds. He is without a doubt worth the price of admission."

Reed Anderson, Senior Manager, MNP

To register for this event visit: or contact WRED at (306) 842.4738



eyburn Concert Series is pleased to host Canadian duo Ghostboy. Performing in the music industry, with some of the biggest names, can leave you feeling almost ghostlike. Being in the spotlight, in those kind of settings, moved Denis Dufresne and Aaron Young, the duo who are Ghostboy, to settle on this name. Inspiration for these guys comes from some of the old country icons, such as Glen Campbell, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggart. Ghostboy’s sound is similar to 70s country, but with a modern approach. They play a mix of original music and cover tunes, drawing from years of industry experience. For the musicians, it’s a personal connection with artists they’ve met, toured with or just simply admire.



Denis is a seven-time Canadian Country Music (CCMA) winner for fiddler and special instrument of the year. Aaron is a composer and singer-songwriter, who is known as one of Canada’s top guitarists. As fate would have it, the two of them ended up living a couple of blocks apart. Knowing each other through music, they began jamming, and the rest is history. Denis originates from Prince Albert and Aaron from Shaunavon. Their tour will have them performing in many communities around this province. Ghostboy is a high-energy acoustic powerhouse, featuring world class songwriting, vocal harmonies and expert musicianship. They know how to cater to a crowd, keep the volume low, be personable and engage an audience. Ghostboy will be at the Cugnet Centre on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:30 p.m.


Ghostboy Cugnet Centre Wednesday, March 27 7:30 p.m. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Old Fashion Foods (122 3rd St.) Weyburn Review/ Weyburn This Week (904 East Ave.) Music Craft (215 Railway Ave.) For further information contact Judy at 1.306.842.1583.


“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves we are the same.” - John Denver

You will notice some similarities in voice and appearance. However, it is Chris himself who brings amazing energy to the stage as an award-winning singer, songwriter, and entertainer. The extremely talented band, Boulder Canyon, plays to much acclaim from audiences everywhere.


Chris grew up in small town Wisconsin. His journey with music began at the age of 17 when he first picked up a guitar. Since then it has seldom left his side, opening up new doors, helping him make new friends, and giving him a new way to express himself. Soon he had regular gigs, playing in Milkwaukee clubs, while attending university. Then, with full departure from the classroom, his music took him on the road. Nearly two decades later, Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon will be performing at the Cugent Centre on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:30p.m.

eyburn Concert Series is happy to be bringing back the timeless music of John Denver, the performer whose career spanned four decades and has survived countless musical trends. Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon are considered to be one of America’s most exciting tribute bands. They do not impersonate, but rather seek to honour John Denver’s legacy with fresh energy and musical integrity.


Chris Collins & Boulder Canyon Cugnet Centre Thursday, May 2 7:30 p.m. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Old Fashion Foods (122 3rd St.) Weyburn Review/ Weyburn This Week (904 East Ave.) Music Craft (215 Railway Ave.) For further information contact Judy at 1.306.842.1583.



Spring is just around the corner, and that means more families are getting out and about around town. Tim Hortons is ready to make everyone’s day easier with refreshing and tasty treats for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you’re headed to the soccer field, to a football game or the dance studio, stop in to grab a hot coffee or Iced Capp to enjoy while cheering on your favourite all-star.

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Where in the community can you find your Weyburn Red Wings?

The answer is: EVERYWHERE!


our Weyburn Red Wings are proud to be a part of the community and look for opportunities to become involved in events around town as often as they can. Each player works hard all season, not only on the ice but off the ice as well. Having the players involved in the community is an important aspect of their growth and development. This season, each player has been working towards spending a minimum of 30 hours volunteering in the community. Your Weyburn Red Wings have been found on the ice with Weyburn minor hockey players, assisting with preseason conditioning camps, goalie jamborees, team practices, and the Hockey Weekend with the Red Wings. The Red Wings also took part in teaching SWIS students to learn to skate. During the month of December, the players could be found all around town. Not only did they ring the bells for the Salvation Army kettlebells, but the

players participated in the Parade of Lights. Something new that the team did this year was host a gingerbread house night, where each player was matched with one or two young hockey fans to decorate their best gingerbread house. These creations were then put up for auction at the December 8th home game! This year, like last, your Weyburn Red Wings partnered up with Top Notch Towing to bring the reading program back to schools. The program was extended to include schools in the rural communities of Yellowgrass, Midale, Pangman, Radville, Gladmar and Oungre. Players remain dedicated volunteers for many organizations and groups. They enjoyed their time helping set up and participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraising walk, as well as decorating the Weyburn Special Care Home with festive Christmas decorations. A few of the players have also volunteered for the Weyburn Humane Society and the Wor-kin Shop day program.


The Red Wings recently contributed volunteer hours at the Family Place, Sooline and Cooperative Daycares, as well as school carnivals for Assiniboia Park and Souris school. Players helped out at Tim Hortons, decorating and selling Smile cookies, Boston Pizza serving up wings for the popular Thursday night wing nights, and Dairy Queen serving up ice cream treats promoting their Make-AWish Jersey Auction. If you would like to apply to have the Weyburn Red Wings involved in your next event or project, simply contact the Red Wing Office at 306.842.2212 or email




INCLUSION Weyburn By Kaley Schultz Photos by Images By Jon Gillies

For some kids and families, the flip of the calendar month commencing the end of school means freedom – no more pencils, no more books, no more…well, you know how the rest of the lyrics go. But for some families the end of another school year can be limiting.


Jackie Wilson, president



ackie Wilson, president of Inclusion Weyburn, shares that for individuals with intellectual disabilities who benefit from the routines the school system offers, summer can offer challenges that many of us cannot fathom. Wilson saw a need in the community for a summer program that would be both welcoming and accommodating for children with disabilities.


TOP PHOTO L-R Brandee Sanders, Marie Campbell, Kimberley Neithercut, Meagan Rothwell, Tammy Grieve, Lindsay Wilson and Jackie Wilson.

The Fun in the Sun Day Camp, facilitated by the Weyburn Leisure Centre, became the answer. This blossoming partnership began last summer with an inclusive day camp. Children aged six to 12 with intellectual disabilities who require assistance actively participated in the camp. They were teamed up with youth in our community who assisted with the camper’s growth and development, as well as with the other campers and community members’ growth and development of welcoming inclusive mindsets and practices. Walking the walk and talking the talk. Staff and families consider Inclusion Weyburn’s mission statement to be ”mission accomplished, ” stating that the program provides both structure and opportunities for growth with social engagements and experiences for all citizens of Weyburn. For example, tours of the fire hall allowed emergency personnel to gain knowledge and understanding of

Weyburn’s population and how best to serve them. The Inclusion Weyburn team are wanting to branch out further by creating programming for both preschool children and teenagers with disabilities as there is a need for this. Knowledge is power, and in order to grow and develop, Inclusion Weyburn hosts information sessions for the parents of children with disabilities as well as any community members or organizations so that inclusivity will be accomplished in all components of life. They also offer family/buddy swims and dances five times a year. Inclusion Weyburn wants to extend a debt of gratitude to the citizens, businesses and community organizations that have supported this local initiative to improve the quality of life of those with intellectual disabilities. The majority of the funding is used to hire the one-on-one


staffing at no additional cost to families. Through supporting local businesses the community is also supporting local individuals and initiatives. Another way to fund and advocate for such essential programming is to visit the bright yellow bins that you cannot miss. The program accepts and appreciates donations of clothing and household items from A - Z. The weight of the donated items is converted into a dollar value which goes directly to the programming of Inclusion Weyburn. Donating to Inclusion Weyburn also provides for specialized equipment for physical, recreational and social goals of the program. For any questions please contact Jackie Wilson at 306.861.7710. Show your support by following their Facebook page, Inclusion Weyburn, and advocating for inclusivity by participating in their activities all year long.



Try Out for Team South East for the 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games! The purpose of the Saskatchewan Games Program is to provide an opportunity for the province’s developing athletes, coaches and officials to participate in a multi-sport event in preparation for a higher level of competition. The Games were first held in Moose Jaw in 1972 and have been a strong developmental force for all sport within the province. Estevan hosted the Saskatchewan Games in 2016 and 1980 and Weyburn in 2004.

South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District helps

promote the Games, and our Mission Staff oversee Team South East during the week-long event. The 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games will be held in Lloydminster, SK from July 26 - August 1, 2020!

SPORTS Approximately 1900 athletes (200 from Team South East), coaches, managers and district team mission staff will represent the nine districts in sports which include: 1st Half: Athletics, Baseball, Canoe/Kayak, Soccer, Triathlon, Volleyball 2nd Half: Archery, Basketball, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Swimming Special “O”, Tennis How do I try out for a sport? Check out the “sport and ages calendar” at Try outs will be announced closer to 2020. Individuals interested in coaching a sport can contact the appropriate Provincial Sport Organization.

JOIN OUR MISSION STAFF TEAM! Volunteering for Team South East Mission Staff is such a fun and gratifying experience – mission staff get to help with the pep rally, work the mission desk at the Athlete’s Village and get to wear the Team South East uniform! Join our team for 2020!

“You get to experience a multi-sport event that is a smaller scale of the Olympics - it is just a very exciting and incredible experience to be volunteering right in the athlete’s village and having the opportunity to work one on one with the sport teams is so awesome!” - Past Mission Staff For more information, contact Tara Heslip at, or Joni Hagen at, or visit

The comforting power of carrot cannot be denied! Once you find a recipe that satisfies all your cravings, there’s no turning back! Try this one out for a quick, tasty treat.

Perfect Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Gather these ingredients: For the cake: 2 cups all purpose flour (variation: use 1 cup all purpose and 1 cup whole wheat)

For the icing: 3 oz. cream cheese 1/4 cup softened butter 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups icing sugar

1 1/2 cups sugar 1 tsp baking powder

Then do this:

1 tsp baking soda

• Pre-heat your oven to 325ºF.

1 tsp salt

• Stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

1 tsp cinnamon 3 cups grated carrots 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs

• Add carrots, eggs and oil. Mix (on high) for two minutes to ensure the batter is well-blended.

• Pour into sprayed 9”x13” baking dish or cake pan. • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes (time depends on each oven — we suggest checking at 50 minutes for doneness by inserting a toothpick. If necessary, bake for for another 10 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean). • Let the cake cool before icing. • While the carrot cake cools, prepare the icing by creaming together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Gradually add the icing sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until the mixture is smooth and creamy. • Slather frosting on top of cooled cake.




Photos by Vanessa Lanktree Photography

Did you know (#DYK): Weyburn Credit Union is turning 75 this year! 2019 is a big year for them and they’re celebrating in a big way. They want to say thanks for 75 years in a big way!

#DYK: WCU employees love

the fact that each year they can choose a cause close to their heart and the credit union will make a donation on their behalf. To celebrate 75 years, WCU is making a donation of $75 for each and every employee in 2019!



#DYK: Jeans make WCU

look good! WCU invited all staff to make a $75 donation to wear jeans on Fridays in 2019. To celebrate 75 years, WCU guaranteed a donation of $7,500 in support of Envision for the jean day initiative.


#DYK: WCU will make

the first deposit into all new youth accounts: $75 to celebrate 75 years! (Do you notice a theme here?)

Now & Then #DYK: Weyburn Credit Union was started out of a

shoe-box and operated part-time out of the Co-op Oil Department. It’s hard to believe that from that humble beginning WCU has grown into a multi-million dollar financial institution employing 85 local people offering advice and solutions to help thousands of people achieve financial well-being. Almost every single thing about the Credit Union has changed in those 75 years, but not the reason why WCU exists. When the credit union was started, it was a group of people who pooled their funds to help themselves, others and the community by having their money “work at home” and that’s still who the credit union is today. Arguably, how the Credit Union helps people has grown and evolved but they’ve never stepped away from their beliefs and values. WCU aims to be the spark that inspires their members to achieve their financial well-being, their people to be their best, and the community to be strong and vibrant. That said, their sole purpose is to literally make lives better, brighter and stronger – and 75 years of doing just that is something to celebrate!


Local jobs & amazing people.


Member deposits lent out to help local people & businesses

749M 100%

75 years of making lives better, brighter & stronger.


1967 - The premises at 311 Souris Avenue was purchased and renovated with the official opening in 1968.




2000 - The twostory facility to the west of the Credit Union was constructed.


8.1K 2016


1994 was WCU’s 50th Anniversary! The main event was the production of “A Golden Cavalcade”!


2016 Members, plus 866 nonmembers & growing!

1980 - The new Credit Union office at 221 Coteau Avenue was opened for business April 29.

1999 - On January 1, WCU welcomed 500 members of Lang Credit Union in an amalgamation. It was the start of a beautiful friendship!

Total assets administered

of profits stay local



1944 - WCU was granted its charter under provincial legislation.

2004 - When the only financial institution was closing its doors in Yellow Grass, WCU was opening theirs. 2016 - WCU said goodbye to the hands and globe logo and hello to the purple spark brand! 2016 - WCU partner, Credential Financial Strategies Inc., opened their new office location which expanded the service offering available to members of Weyburn.



#DYK: More and more of WCU transactions are being done digitally. That means you may not have been in for a visit to discover WCU’s newly renovated branch. Because members are coming in for advice, not simple transactions, the branch was renovated to reflect that transition. They have a high tech meeting room for collaborative and even virtual appointments. Folks usually grab a mochaccino from the WCU coffee bar to enjoy during their meeting. WCU even boasts a kids play area complete with iPads to keep the little ones entertained while parents are meeting with local experts! Member experience is WCU’s top priority! #DYK: WCU gives you access to four Certified finanCial Planner® professionals. #DYK: Sean Purdue, our partner at Credential Securities, has four (count them, four) registered designations including CFP®. #DYK: There’s over 80 years of experience among three of our Commercial & Ag Account managers. #DYK: Across all staff, WCU completed 3,260 hours of formal training including 177 courses in 2018 alone. So when WCU says members come in for advice by experts, they mean it! The advice and expertise these people provide is second to none. #DYK: With 44 years of service, Val Ness is the Credit Union’s longest serving employee. Val is a key member of WCU’s executive team as the VP of Human Resources. Val navigates the many complexities of attracting and retaining the brightest people at WCU. You may not have known, Val managed the abovementioned extensive branch renovations in 2018! #DYK: Board leadership is provided by a woman. Lynn Colquhoun broke the glass ceiling as WCU’s first female Board Chair. Lynn leads the Board of Directors as they provide leadership and governance for WCU. Put simply, Lynn ensures WCU always has their members’ best interests at heart. You may not have known, Lynn sits on the committees that award Community Fund grants and Scholarships! In her role, Lynn has a huge impact on WCU, the membership and the community.




$62,674 has been allocated to the WCU Community Fund!

#DYK: Typically 1% of the Credit Union’s profits are allocated to the WCU Community Fund each year. The fund was created by their Board of Directors to make investments in our local communities. Community groups and organizations can apply for funding for projects and initiatives that have a long-lasting, meaningful positive impact within our local community. Over the past 10 years, the community fund has awarded over $300,000 in grants to local community organizations! This year, the Credit Union is proud to announce an allocation of $62,674 into the Community Fund.

Applications are open!

Applications are now open until April 30! #DYK: WCU has profits with a higher purpose. #DYK: The recipients of the WCU Community Fund grants will be announced at a community event on June 21. WCU is planning a family friendly carnival, barbeque and street dance! Mark your calendars! It will be an event you don’t want to miss! Wonderland has been booked as the headliner for the dance! #DYK: WCU has a team of fun and fabulous folks to plan the 75th anniversary celebrations! These are the dreamers and doers of amazing 75th anniversary things. #DYK: Above all, WCU wants to thank their amazing members and community for 75 years. It’s been the Credit Union’s honour. The celebrations, events and surprises are just our little way of saying thanks.

T 306 842 6641 / Mutual funds and other securities are offered through Credential Securities, a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. Credential Securities is a registered mark owned by Aviso Wealth Inc. Credential Financial Strategies Inc. is a member company under Aviso Wealth Inc., offering financial planning, life insurance and investments to members of credit unions and their communities.









il cleans, cools and lubricates the engine, and when the engine is healthy, the vehicle drives well.

Oil, in essence, is the lifeblood of your vehicle. And yet with the recent changes in how engines and oils are made, many drivers aren’t sure how to best manage this all-important fluid. How often should the engine oil be changed in a vehicle? There is no exact calculation as to how often the engine oil should be changed in a vehicle. Every manufacturer has their own set of guidelines that they set out in the owner’s manuals. There are many factors at work – how you drive, the condition and age of the engine, the external environment you drive in and whether you do stop-and-go or highway driving will determine the frequency of oil and filter services. Does it really need synthetic oil? Due to redesigned engines, manufacturers, in the last decade, have had to meet fuel efficiency and emissions standards. Today’s engines have to work harder and burn much hotter, and conventional oil just can’t handle that heat tolerance, but full or semi-synthetic oil can. If you use the wrong oil, you have a really good chance of damaging your engine. The slightly more expensive synthetic oil service isn’t really costing you more



because you’re doing it less frequently. To ensure your vehicle is running smoothly and efficiently always check the owner’s manual for the suggested manufacturer specifications. Do oil changes have to be done at a dealership to be warranty approved? No. While some drivers are on track with when to get an oil service, some carry myths about where. Many drivers believe they have to get their oil changed at the dealership to keep their vehicle warranty intact. In fact, at Kal Tire Weyburn, all our products and services are warrantyapproved. This means we meet the equipment specifications laid out by the manufacturer’s guidelines, so you don’t have to go through your dealership. It is best to keep all records to prove the services were done at manufacturer’s suggested times in case an issue does arise.

vehicle will get the correct oil service it needs and will be pointed in the direction you want to go with our four-wheel alignment offered six days a week. Oncall service is available 24/7 along with three fully-equipped service trucks for farming, highway trucking, or oil well servicing. Our goal is to keep you rolling, no matter what time of day or night. Make Kal Tire your one-stop automotive and tire care provider.

How can Kal Tire help you? We ensure every vehicle coming into our shop receives Kal Tire’s True Service Inspection. This is offered all the time whether it be for a tire repair, tire purchase, mechanical repair or oil change. Book your vehicle in with us, and know that it will be looked after. We have two Red Seal Journeyman and two automotive apprentice technicians ready to serve you. They will ensure your


Kerry Roberts Manager Kal Tire 25 3rd Street SE, Weyburn 306.842.6661


DATE! June 5th & 6th


Crescent Point Place 327 Mergens St. NW,

Weyburn, Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show By Erin Legg

The Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show (June 5th and 6th) will once again showcase the province’s technology and tradespeople integral to the oil and gas industry. This year, two keynote guests will be speaking to attendees: Vivian Krause and Rex Murphy. VIVIAN KRAUSE: Scientist and researcher Vivian Krause has investigated environmental campaigns that oppose Canada’s energy industry and aim to exclude our nation’s involvement in global markets. As a solution to this limiting activism, Krause details for industry a series of preventative, practical steps to ensure those who oppose the oil and gas industry do not override its expansion. Her research led to an investigation by Elections Canada and a CRA audit of the political activity of certain registered charities. Krause’s findings have been presented to the House of Commons and the Senate, became front-page headlines for The Globe and Mail and The National Post, and profiled on CBC’s The Weekly. Krause will be speaking on Wednesday, June 5.

REX MURPHY: Known for his social, political and economic commentary, Rex Murphy is a well-known Canadian presenter who engages his audiences with intellectual debates interspersed with humour. Murphy is outspoken on many topics, especially when it comes to supporting the nation’s resources and energy industries. He is an avid proponent of technological advances and the benefits society gains from innovation, and encourages opponents of industry to gain a betterbalanced perspective. Murphy was a regular commentator on CBC’s The National, spent more than 20 years as host of CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup, and has written for The Globe and Mail and The National Post. He will be speaking on Thursday, June 6.

Full Schedule of Events is available on our website


HigherLEARNING By Erin Legg

Whether to upgrade your basic education, earn a degree, or learn a technical trade, Saskatchewan has a vast array of educational opportunities for students.




Southeast College

Saskatchewan Polytechnic


ix campuses (located in Assiniboia, Estevan, Indian Head, Moosomin, Weyburn and Whitewood) offer students of Southeast College a wide variety of programming, from career and vocational training to academic studies.

The evolution of the college since its establishment in 1975 is a result of the interest of people in quality, affordable learning opportunities close to home. With offerings of business, safety and industrial programs, the college attracts thousands of students each year. Benefits of enrolling with Southeast College include its excellent academic support services, including help with course selection and study assistance. Southeast College also provides career advising, such as resume development and job search tips. The college is proud to offer students smaller class sizes, meaning a more personalized instruction because of the low studentteacher ratio. Affordability is always a concern for anyone contemplating higher education. Southeast College has a comprehensive scholarship program and financial aid options for both new and returning students. Each year, students are awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and bursaries to help with the cost of their education. The college also has numerous courses that are applicable for cost-reduction strategies through the CanadaSaskatchewan Job Grant, with up to a two-thirds reduction in cost for applicable courses. For course selections or registration information, visit

More than 25,000 students receive educational training through Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s diverse programming at its campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. The school also provides distance education opportunities for professions, technologies and trades through home study or online classes. From adult basic education to apprenticeships, co-operative education to part-time studies, credentials earned include certificates, diplomas and degrees. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is responsive to industry demands and shapes its academic programs to allow students to excel in these dynamic industries. Exceptional practicums and work placement programs are in place for students to receive an all-encompassing educational experience. Visit for complete course offerings.

University of Saskatchewan Each year almost 25,000 students from Saskatchewan, Canada and the world choose to study at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) because of its top-rated programming, especially in research-intense fields such as medicine, energy and mineral resources, and synchrotron sciences. In fact, the U of S was named one of the top 15 research universities in the country. In addition to its highly-respected undergraduate and graduate programs, the U of S provides quality continuing education courses for personal and professional development, including a wide range of programming for children and youths in the community. For a complete listing of programming and for important registration dates, visit

Did you know? Commercial truck driving is one of the most in-demand careers in Saskatchewan and across Canada. Earning your class 1/1A license from an accredited training facility opens up your future opportunities and provides for a stable career. A great training facility ensures you are 100 per cent certified for safety and knowledge in your new career, and discusses such topics as economics of the industry and professionalism. In southeast Saskatchewan Third Day Training Centre has quickly become known for its high-level training standards and safety education. Interested in earning your Class 1/1A certification? Give them a call at 306.552.9199.




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Skills, Safety, Support:

THIRD DAY TRAINING CENTRE By Kaley Schultz Photos Big Dog Photography


ou may have shoulder checked once or twice to get a better look of the semi with the classic trucks secured to the deck rolling through your neighbourhood, but Third Day Training Centre is more than just bells and whistles. After meeting driver educators Eugen Prokott and Vince Tremblay you will learn that safety is on their minds in every aspect concerning the training they are providing to their students. Starting on March 15, 2019 new Saskatchewan regulations will require all individuals attempting to obtain a Class 1A license to complete a total of 121.5

hours of training. Eugen and Vince are welcoming these changes as they will lead to safer roads and more confidence in future truck drivers. Not only that, but companies can be more confident in hiring drivers directly out of driving school — another bonus for the new drivers, too.

they have a passion for teaching and want to see greater safety awareness, as well as a renewed respect for the profession, both by drivers and the general public. An accident that Vince’s father suffered increased in him the awareness of the driver educators’ critical role.

Both Eugen and Vince are recipients of reputable awards relating to their profession of driving, as well as to safety and industry required standards. They are also certified instructors for Professional Driver Improvement Courses (PDIC), Defensive Driving Courses (DDC) and 55Alive. Both men gave up the driver’s seat for the passenger’s seat because

The training these two instructors provide goes beyond the requirements of the new curriculum. Driver attitude, stresses of the occupation, as well as the economics of driving and how to make it more profitable are some of the areas that are covered. Continued support for graduated students is part of what sets Third Day Training Centre apart from

L-R Eugen Prokott and Vince Tremblay




other schools. Companies of the trucking, oil and agricultural sectors regularly contact them for suitable drivers or for safety consultations and training of their existing staff. Their miles of experience also make them mindful of challenges new Canadians face when they enter the profession, such as being unfamiliar with North American equipment and winter driving conditions. Eugen and Vince have successfully trained drivers with language difficulties as well as some with physical disabilities. Eugen’s background as an ordained chaplain and former member of the Swiss military have grown in him a desire to support veterans with their specific challenges of reintegrating into society — such as suffering from PTSD — and he encourages them to apply for a subsidized driving course specialized for their needs. He is greatly concerned with the statistics of suicide among former military members and says, “Soldiers have given so much to Canada. The least I can do is to thank them by providing this opportunity for them.” For questions and additional information about Third Day Training Centre, and the courses they offer, call Eugen at 306.552.9199 or visit

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t’s time to prepare your tax information to bring to your accountant. Your accountant requires many types of information to complete your taxes. Here is a helpful guide to the sometimes-confusing terminology used by accountants. GENERAL PREPARATION

• Credit cards - Provide credit card statements for the fiscal year and identify business expenses. • GST and PST - Provide the GST and PST reports you have submitted for the year. • Loan statements - Provide any loan statements for the fiscal year as well as any new financing agreements. • Shareholder contributions - Identify any personal deposits you have made to your corporation, so they are not recorded as revenue. Otherwise, you may end up paying taxes on personal funds.

• Bank statements - If you have a bookkeeper, bring a copy of the year-end bank statement and your statement for the month following your year end. If your accountant does your bookkeeping, provide all your bank statements for the year.

• Grain revenue - Provide grain tickets for preparation of AgriInvest/AgriStability reports.

• Inventory – Provide a complete list of your inventory. This may include bushels of grain by types held in bins or a list of merchandise held for re-sale at fiscal year end.

Corporate Income Taxes - Usually due three months after the year end, though there are some exceptions which accelerate this to two months after the year end.

• Accounts receivables – This includes work performed prior to year end and payments not received until after year end. • Investment statements - Provide your broker with authorization to allow your accountant to contact them directly for the required information. Don’t forget to tell your accountant if you have an investment account and how much you have transferred from your business account! • Capital asset additions and disposals – This includes invoices for purchases or sale of vehicles, land, farming equipment, oil field equipment, etc. • Accounts payables – These are expenses incurred prior to the year end but not paid for until after the year end.



KEY DATES TO REMEMBER Corporate Income Tax Returns - Due six months after the year end.

ARE YOU READY? If your information is organized, your accountant can prepare your required returns more efficiently. The above list is not all inclusive and every business is unique, if you have questions or concerns contact your Chartered Professional Accountant. Check List • Accounting data • Bank statements • Inventory • Accounts receivables • Investment statements • Capital asset additions and disposals • Deferred grain tickets • Accounts payables • Credit cards statements • GST and PST reports • Loans statements • Shareholder contributions • Grain tickets

Corporate Income Tax Instalments – Due monthly. Dividend and Employee Slips - Due by February 28 each year. Family Trust Returns - Due by March 31 each year. Testamentary Trust Returns - Usually due three months after the first anniversary of a death. Personal Income Tax Returns - Due April 30 each year. With business/farming income, there is an extension to June 15. Personal Income Taxes - Due April 30. Personal Income Tax Instalments – Due quarterly on March 15, June 15, Sept 15 and Dec 15.


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Women Uplifting Women By Jaime Johnson




On any given day, women of all different stripes must juggle their career goals with the expectations they carry as mothers, partners, coaches, and volunteers. It can be a difficult balancing act.


s women continue to strive for equality, balance and happiness in their professional and personal lives, the way forward is through the shared support of the female collective. It’s time for women to stand together as allies, uplifting and empowering each other as we navigate through the turbulent rivers of life.

Lift Each Other Up Because our culture is teeming with the stumbling blocks of competition and negativity, the road to success can seem arduous and unattainable. In order to rise above, it is so crucial that women empower one another and build each other up. In the workplace, applaud great ideas and hard work done by other women. Publicly and openly support women who have changed careers, taken risks or tried something new. This can be a simple compliment on a job well done over a cup of coffee or a nomination in a company-wide recognition system. We all thrive with the right encouragement. Recognizing someone else’s success does not negate or undermine your own accomplishments and ambition. It fact, shining a light on others actually serves to brighten your own radiance.

Engage with Women through Mentorship and Networking While it is meaningful to have female friendships, it is equally important to have a network of professional acquaintances you can connect with. Research shows


that women feel more supported and secure when mentored by other women. Female mentors can relate to the competing demands on our time and the expectations that typically accompany our gender-defined roles. A role model encourages mentees to take risks, to pursue new opportunities, to learn, to ask questions and can give advice on how to navigate difficult situations. No matter what your career is or what stage you are in, be open to helping other women. By providing advice and coaching, you can offer invaluable perspectives and wisdom and enable other women a better chance to succeed. Women are more prevalent and successful in non-traditional businesses than ever before. Having a mentor and the support of other professional women can help further increase the number of women looking for out of the box opportunities.

Support Women-Led Businesses It is essential to support businesses owned or led by women as they improve the economic well-being of families and communities. These businesses create jobs, grow wealth and contribute to community groups. And most importantly, female entrepreneurs and professionals inspire young girls to be future leaders themselves. By advocating for, supporting and recognizing the achievements and ambitions of women and making it part of daily conversations, women are more likely to rise to new heights and fulfill their ambitions.



It All Adds Up in the End By Brook Thalgott

Weyburn’s Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP is a fixture in the community, crunching numbers for the area’s businesses, farms and families. The Cogent team is tightly-knit and proud to call Weyburn home. Rhonda Verbeurgt and Britany Burnett work hard for their clients.


orn and raised in Weyburn, Rhonda’s interest in business and accounting was first sparked when she worked for her family’s business. She started in public practice in 2004 and began working towards her designation not long after discovering her passion for public practice and tax. Rhonda earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree (with honours) and received her accounting designation in 2013. She has been part of the Cogent family since June 2015, focusing on corporate and personal tax. She is proud to announce that she became an associate partner of Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP in January 2019. Rhonda prides herself in her knowledge of the local economy and its businesses, including agriculture and the oil industry. “I am a self-proclaimed tax geek. I love working in public practice and helping all my clients with their tax and accounting needs,” says Rhonda. She and her husband, Boyd, are also active in the community, volunteering in sports with their children, Jillian and Drew, plus their own athletic pursuits. Between ball, hockey, fitness and their love for camping, their family is kept very busy.

“Helping people with their financial lives is so rewarding.” - Rhonda Verbeurgt

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ritany has been with Cogent since January 2008. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with Distinction at the University of Regina J. Paul Hill School of Business. Once Britany finished her degree, she went on to earn a Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting Certificate in 2009. Since joining Cogent, she went on to receive her Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. In 2014, Britany obtained her Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation which was converted to a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) the same year. Recently, Britany finished her CPA Canada In-Depth tax course and enjoys keeping up with the latest tax strategies. Britany has been a partner at Cogent since 2017. She also sits on the Board of Directors at the Weyburn Credit Union, and works as facilitator for the CPA Western School of Business. “I enjoy providing people with financial clarity and helping them save money on their taxes,” says Britany. Outside of work, Britany enjoys being active, traveling and spending time with friends. She and her husband Jared are happy to call Weyburn home.

Cogent Partner since 2017

“I am inspired by my dad who is also an accountant, and I love the precision and challenge of my work.”

Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP 206 Hill Ave, Weyburn 306.842.8123

- Britany Burnett






risten Cote has been a pharmacist for a decade, working locally in Weyburn, before deciding she needed a change. “I love to learn, and I love to be challenged in my work,” says Kristen. “After ten years doing the same thing, I was ready for something new.” Kristen decided that becoming a relief pharmacist was the next step in her career. Relief pharmacists fill in for other pharmacists in pharmacies wherever and whenever they need it. Kristen’s work takes her to communities across Saskatchewan, where she gets to meet new people and help with health concerns of all kinds. “Often, I get to work in rural and remote communities and on First Nations which I really enjoy as each one presents its own unique set of challenges,” says Kristen. “I have met some amazing individuals and I am honored to be a part of their story. I am learning so many new things not only from a patient care perspective but a business standpoint as well.”

Kristen Cote, Pharmacist PHOTO BY Images by Jon Gilles

Kristen made the leap in her career with a young family at home, and doesn’t regret the decision at all. “We all face decisions where we have to decide what works best for us and our families,” she says. “Moving from a secure job in my community to becoming self-employed, seeking my own work and traveling on the road was a risk. However, it has completely paid off.” Kristen is now reaping the rewards of her move forward in her career, and she encourages other women to do the same. “I always think of a quote by John Maxwell and how the cycle of success never stops,” she says. “When you stop preparing for the next thing, that is when you stagnate and miss opportunities. I didn’t want that to happen to me, and I don’t want others to experience it, either.” Kristen wants other women to find the same fulfillment in their careers that she has found in hers. She says that success is only how you choose to define it, and to never be afraid to try. “Even if it’s only one small victory each day, embrace that and run with it. We should all be so lucky to find a passion in our work and make a difference in the lives of those we meet. That’s what it’s all about for me. Be brave enough to live the life that was intended for you!”

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Weyburn Buffalos Initiation Hockey Team Assistant Coach.

Representing their brand 3L Performance Horses, is London, Kristen’s oldest daughter, who has been racing and competing since 3 years old.

If you are in need of a relief pharmacist in your community, contact Kristen today. Cote Consulting Ltd Weyburn 306.861.2811





Five Years

Taking a Chance on Happiness

ARDELL WALDNER Photos by Images By Jon Gillies

Five years ago, I took a chance, quit my job and began a journey. It has changed my life and my family’s life.


decided to start my own business. I put a plan on paper and I used it. Because of this, I have been able to grow and maintain my business. I stuck to the basic design, making alterations as needed. Over the last five years, I’ve had to make several adjustments to keep my business on track. As business increased, I had to

hire employees. When I needed to cut expenses, I negotiated for better rent, cheaper copier rental and so on. A good business plan is flexible enough to allow you to meet challenges as they arise. Having a plan, mission, vision and sound bookkeeping principals helps to keep your business on track. When things aren’t going right, review your mission and financial situation. Perhaps you have been veering off course doing things to help other people that aren’t part of your mission. Perhaps you have not been watching your expenses closely enough. It is so easy to get caught up in the dayto-day aspects of running a business and forget to review the numbers. But the numbers are everything. If you cannot


control your bottom line, you will be faced with a situation that could take significant time to correct. To avoid this, the best practice is to have your bookkeeping upto-date to within three months or the last quarter. I am thankful every day that I work with such fantastic clients. Thank you for five fantastic years in business. Here’s to many more!

Ardell Small Business Solutions 1015 Railway Ave, Weyburn 306.842.2787



THE WOMAN WHO PROVIDED OPPORTUNITY for The Opportunity City By Kaley Schultz

A lady who needs no introduction because she is a key to Weyburn’s foundation is Isabelle Butters. Butters is recognized and respected as Weyburn’s first female mayor, yet she has opened doors and knocked down a multitude of barriers for the citizens of Weyburn and beyond.





ompleting her education is what initially brought Butters to “The Opportunity City” in 1945. That same year she got a job at Weyburn’s Co-Op which evolved into a 46 year career, earning her a name plaque with the title of General Manager from 1978 to 1991. Her political career began when she was elected to city council in 1962. Butters earned the gavel as mayor in 1976 until 1982. She also achieved recognition as the second woman in Saskatchewan to be elected as mayor. Isabelle Butters’ name is engraved on plaques locally, provincially, nationally and internationally in recognition of her business, political and volunteer contributions with the common theme of enriching opportunities for others. Butters has volunteered for countless Weyburn organizations and companies, ranging from business networks, community service councils, social enrichment organizations, sporting groups and beyond. She also has provided scholarships and bursaries to further the opportunities of community members. Across the country and around the world, she has ignited the passions in others on boards and committees dedicated to the arts, employment development and mental health. She has volunteered extensively with the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies at all levels, for which she was awarded the Decoration of Chivalry from the Independent Order of Oddfellows and the Meritorious Service Award by the Rebekah Assembly of Saskatchewan. In recognition of her commitment to growth and development in others, Butters was made a Member of the Order of Canada and has been awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. She has also humbly and graciously accepted the Weyburn Citizen of the Year Award, the Golden Spike Award from the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce, the Lifetime Achievement of Women of Distinction Award by the YWCA and the CLTA Merit Award for Distinguished Service as a Public Library Trustee.

Isabelle and her three sisters purchased this grand piano for the Cugnet Centre.

Butters credits many people throughout her accomplished journey for their acknowledgement and support. She attributes her strength and purpose to those who have encouraged her throughout the years, as well as to those who are still finding their footing. Butters stresses the foundational importance of encouraging women in whichever road they may step foot on. “Through building women up we build community,” she notes.


Butters pays a compliment to the women of her community: “The women of Weyburn have turned their passions into profit, while still catering to the needs of southeast Saskatchewan.” To the next generation Butters advocates for the importance of involvement, whether that is in the offices of city council, operating a business on Main Street, or volunteering with the community.



For a Tasty Meal, Try Mo’s Breast, homemade Santa Fe Sauce, Lettuce, Pickles and Jack cheese on a sesame seed bun) Maureen provides meals for the Weyburn Red Wings, including hot road lunches to eat on the bus for away games and a plated meal after their home games. “The are very appreciative and enjoy the non-packaged food. This pulls at my heartstrings, because I have a hockey player myself so I understand the need for good homemade meals for these athletes,” she explains. Maureen says she loves the busy atmosphere of the rink. Maureen started Mo’s Catering & Concession because she wanted to spend her time doing something that she loves, as well as have the flexibility for her family life. “Even though some days have long hours, it’s been a successful transition,” “I PHOTO BY Tanya Kwochka do take some time off, mostly to watch my children sports hances are you’ve sampled activities and I feel I can do that because the food from Mo’s Catering I have reliable staff that I trust while I am & Concession in Crescent away.” Point Place and Sports Arena. Mo’s has evolved over the past year. It’s been a year since Maureen bought Maureen was contacted by some the business and she couldn’t be more baseball teams in the summer with the pleased with the decision. “It made request to provide a concession at Jubilee sense,” she says. “I love to cook and We Park. “Making and serving food, and spend a lot of time in rinks, here and watching baseball — two things I really around the province. My husband Cory enjoy,”. and our boys, Ryker and Logan, thought it was a great plan. And when I told my The expansion of concession services mom, Beth Weger, I want to buy the wasn’t the only evolution. Maureen concession, she said, ‘Go for it — I’ll help believes everyone deserves a greatyou out!’” tasting, wholesome meal. That’s why she started the popular catering service. The food at Mo’s is good — really “There are many circumstances when good. “Serving homemade food is top people need a catered meal delivered to priority; our homemade perogies are them – office meetings, staff functions, very popular!” Another menu favourite funeral lunches, weddings and other is Maureen’s special Mo’s Burger. special events,” she lists. Maureen wants (Homemade seasoned Grilled Chicken






“Mo’s Catering offers delicious quality meals that are reasonably priced. The guys really look forward to her meals after the game! She is a pleasure to work with and accommodating to your party needs.” - Kyle Haines, RedWings Head Coach

“Maureen did a fantastic job of our Christmas Luncheon. The food was amazing and every small detail was taken care of. I would highly recommend Maureen for all your catering needs! We have already booked her for this year.” - Andria Brady

to make things easier for people, and understands that sometimes preparing a meal can be a hassle. With the first year of business behind her, how does Maureen feel? “Amazing!” she grins. “My customers call me by my name now — we are like a large rink family.” It seems like now is the perfect time to grab yourself a Mo’s Burger, doesn’t it? Mo’s Catering & Concession Crescent Point Place Weyburn 306.861.2404

L-R Teresa LaFoy (CF Sunrise), Taunya Woods-Richardson (Money Mastery session facilitator), Verna O’Neill (CF Sunrise), Kristen Graff (MNP, session co-sponsor)

New Year, New Money Mindset


hen the staff at Community Futures (CF) Sunrise talk to clients about starting the year off right, the conversation often veers into money management. Watching the numbers is crucial for every small business owner. So much information and power can come from tracking and analyzing your company’s books. But even more than that, an entrepreneur’s mindset about money can help approach financial decision making in the right way. Mastering money definitely takes more than just using apps and advisors. Therefore, CF Sunrise enlisted the help of business professional and financial behaviour specialist, Taunya WoodsRichardson, to uncover the essential skills and attitudes about money management that successful entrepreneurs use every day. “Working with Community Futures to bring this Money Mastery Matrix session to southeast Saskatchewan has been so rewarding. I’m passionate about helping business owners enhance their money

management skills because not only does it impact their company’s wellbeing, but it impacts their life!” comments WoodsRichardson. And CF Sunrise knows that entrepreneurs are just as passionate about their company’s success! By offering business loans and business training like this money management session, the CF Sunrise office strives to connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need most. Interested in talking about your own idea for a small business? Get in touch with the CF Sunrise office today. They are happy to help. Community Futures Sunrise 11 3rd Street, Weyburn 306.842.8803

L-R Verna, Teresa, and Marion




L-R Ashley Heggs, A.D.A.P.T. Accredited; Lisa Knox, Office Assistant; Kim Ziffle, C.D.T.A. Accredited; Samantha Schettler, Royal Academy of Dance FRONT Tammy Lawrence-Bhimji, Owner/C.D.T.A. & A.D.A.P.T. Educator MISSING FROM PHOTO Randi Peat, A.D.A.P.T. Accredited PHOTO BY Big Dog Photography

Celebrating 15 Years of Business


he doors to The Dance Zone opened in 2005, and owner and instructor Tammy LawrenceBhimji did not know what the future would hold. Dreams of owning her own dance school started while taking lessons from The Drewitz School of Dance. After graduating from Weyburn Comprehensive, she completed her full accreditation with the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA). In 2001,



she passed the teachers’ examination, and still remembers the last comment of her evaluation: “Tammy will make an outstanding teacher and is an asset to our organization.” That evaluation now hangs in her office as a reminder to herself that not only is teaching a rewarding job, but it is a passion she’s had for years. Starting a business can be challenging, and adding in her roles as a new wife


and mother to two toddlers made it extra interesting. But Tammy was determined to succeed. She understood the challenges children faced and wanted to create a “home away from home.” The Dance Zone was built upon an atmosphere that promotes learning, personal growth, self-improvement and confidence in all students, and delivers with a superior level of kindness. Tammy understands the importance of effective

Tammy has had an opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented women in Saskatchewan. The Dance Zone started off with Tammy as the main instructor accompanied by a part-time teacher, to now an amazing faculty of five teachers, four student teachers, three student assistants and office assistant. “We are a team and I could not imagine going to work every day and not seeing these people,” she beams. “They inspire me. They make me laugh and I know I am giving our dancers some of the best instruction available. We are not just coworkers, we are friends who are family and I wouldn’t change it for anything.” The dancers feel the love between the teachers, and that makes the studio even more welcoming. “It’s an honour when our students ask if they can work alongside us. Welcoming past students as teachers is an amazing reward.”

Ella-Rae Cugnet, Nursery Rhymes & Rhythm

training and wants to change the perspective of dance viewed as sparkles and tutus. In August of 2005, her hopes were to have enough enrolment to cover the cost of rent on the studio. Seventy-eight dancers walked through the doors and since that very moment The Dance Zone has grown and welcomed students from all over southern Saskatchewan. Offering

classes for as young as 18 months up to adults, Tammy considers herself extremely blessed to have mentored children from play school to grade 12. In fact, a recent “heartstrings” moment occurred when she received is a wedding invitation from a past student who walked through the dance studio doors with her little one and introduced Tammy as “Mommy’s dance teacher.”


While The Dance Zone is a wellestablished studio, Tammy admits she feels like sometimes she is just getting started. “There is always something I need to research, more training to take, and changes to accommodate, such as the economy,” she explains. Tammy is no stranger to the importance of being involved in the community and takes every opportunity to give back. Tammy is the founder and chairman for Dance Nation Invitational, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this April. Dance Nation began as a way for Tammy and her dancers to compete while raising money for local non-profit organizations and families in need. Originally based in Weyburn, Dance Nation is now held in Regina, with this year’s event to take place at the University of Regina over the course of three days, bringing together 19 studios from across Saskatchewan and approximately 900 dancers and their families.



The Unicorn Dancers L-R M Bryson, G. Keleman, R Eckel, B Underwood, K Lindenbach, M McMorris, Y Lee

Tammy serves on the planning committee for the CDTA’s 70th national convention this July in Regina. She loves that opportunities like this are taking place close to home so that her dancers have the opportunity to attend. Travelling for dance is not uncommon for Tammy’s students: many have won scholarships to perform across Canada and the U.S. “The world really is our stage,” she laughs, noting such destinations as Disneyland, New York, Orlando, and even a Carnival cruise ship. As the studio’s 15th anniversary approaches, one word comes to mind for Tammy: gratitude. “To all the families who have walked through our doors, to the dancers who showed us their passion way beyond the dance floor, to my staff, my family and friends, I celebrate with you and forever I am grateful.” Here’s to the next 15!

Dance Zone 744 Mclelland Street, Weyburn SK S4H 2S1 306.861.2932

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Accepting Registration for our 2019-2020 season May 1st 2019

SAVE THE DATE Pure Harmony Natural Healing is hosting the Weyburn Holistic Health Expo. May 10, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Knox Fellowship Hall

Your Health:

A Sound Approach By Erin Legg Photos by Big Dog Photography


eanne Garven is is an energy practitioner based in Weyburn who is a certified Reiki master and specializes in natural healing techniques that incorporate breathing exercises, muscle testing and acupressure. “I work with the body’s own energy systems, such as the meridians, chakras and the biofield,” she explains. “In energy medicine, energy is the medicine.” Biofield tuning is Deanne’s newest therapy. This sound therapy corrects vibrational imbalances in the body’s electrical system using tuning forks to first locate blocked or irregular frequencies, then encouraging the body to heal itself by changing these frequencies to a clear, crisp sound. The biofield is the body’s natural energy force, and within this force exists all physical, mental and emotional vibrations, past and present. The application of sound healing using the tuning forks works to heal a variety of issues, such as anxiety, arthritis, digestive issues, migraines, PTSD symptoms, depression, and so much more.

Results from this form of treatment can be achieved over the phone for those at a distance. The tuning forks used in this therapy are quite effective, and even though Deanne works with several different frequencies, her two weighted forks, when applied together, are the same frequency of both the Earth and human brainwaves. “We are electrical. Everything has energy, ” she says. Deanne also points out that her clients range in age from three years old up to 80, and include men and women from all walks of life. For anyone interested in energy healing or booking a biofield consultation, please contact Pure Harmony Natural Healing today. More information about this fascinating healing therapy can be found at


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e are constantly adding to and retiring pieces from our wardrobe as trends come and go, clothing wears out, or our personal tastes change. There are, however, items that can stay with us year after year. We believe it’s important to build your wardrobe from a strong base. For us, this includes timeless, versatile and quality pieces such as great denim jeans and jackets, strong black footwear, little black dresses, and leather jackets. Once you have a strong base you can add quality items with edgy designs and patterns to spice things up and flaunt your personality! We understand that many people find it difficult to justify spending more money on fewer items. However, we believe when spending money on your wardrobe it’s beneficial to choose quality pieces. Paying a little more for well-made clothing saves money in the long run as these pieces will last. Those extra dollars are often paying for a higher quality fabric and a more tailored fit. With quality fabrics, items endure more washes without showing wear and have a luxurious feel adding comfort. Furthermore, these pieces are purposefully designed to complement the body’s shape, highlight curves and lengthen the body. Jeans are a great investment and are a prime example of clothing that can last you many years. This is especially true



when selecting a simple and flattering style that can outlast the changing trends. A brand like Black Orchid is known amongst consumers for their “flawless fit, innovative washes and luxe fabric” to provide “ultimate comfort” while creating “slimming silhouettes.” Their price points reflect this statement, being one of our higher priced denims, but you will understand why when you try on a pair. Their superior comfort and durability make these a must have in any closet. Another example of a practical piece that can last you a long time is a tailored blazer. These are versatile, appropriate for the office or as casual wear with denim jeans. Again, a higher quality jacket tends to fit better and last longer. A timeless black blazer will see you through changing trends, whereas a patterned blazer is a great way to add style to your wardrobe. We have brought in blazers from Frank Lyman and Gentle Fawn that give our customers a variety of fits and styles to choose from.

those extra dollars for quality, remember this quote: “Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten” – Aldo Gucci, 1938.

The ultimate example of an item that lasts is a quality leather bag. Our Brave and Able handbags are just that and become even more beautiful with time as they distress and age. Of course, being genuine leather, these bags come with a higher price point, but are well worth the investment!

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We firmly advocate for quality clothing at Evelyn Lane Clothing Co. But in case you need further encouragement to spend

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One question I get asked regularly is: “What and how many pieces does a woman really need in her wardrobe?” I’m a shopaholic and completely clothingobsessed, so the initial response I want to shout from the rooftops is “ALL! OF! THEM!” But I recognize that’s not realistic and, truly, not necessary.

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nstead, I created a list of the items I consider “must-haves” for every woman’s wardrobe and why that particular item made my list.

Leggings: A true closet staple for the majority of women out there, leggings are the easiest (and most comfortable) base to start with. Wear them around the house in the afternoon with your kids, during a day of travel or an evening out with a dressy tunic and heels. I personally prefer my faux leather leggings over a regular cotton pair — they give any outfit more texture and personality!

Button-Up Top: Whether you work in an office or not, I promise you will find use for a button-up top at some point. Since I work from home, my version of a button-

up is in the form of a casual chambray shirt. If you are required to dress up more for your job, your buttonup might look more like a structured cotton in a fun, versatile print or a neutral silk blouse that you could pair with anything else in your closet. Denim Jacket: If you don’t already own one, I have to ask, “Why?” A denim jacket will always be one of my favourite wardrobe staples. You don’t have to get one in a trendy wash or fit, but you should have at least one in a medium wash, that fits your body well and is by a brand you love and trust. Ankle Boots: These are perfect for days when the temps are too chilly to get away with runners, flats or sandals. I feel ankle

boots are more versatile than high boots because they are easier to pair with not just pants/jeans, but skirts and dresses without things looking too bulky. High Waisted Jeans: Ladies, highwaisted pants are your friend! Having jeans that come up to the smallest part of your waist (for me, that’s right above my belly button) draws the eye in and is the most flattering fit for any woman’s body. For versatility, opt for a medium to dark wash instead of a light pair. White T-Shirt: Similar to leggings, a wellmade white t-shirt is definitely a closet staple! Find one that fits you correctly in the arms, has some stretch and has a slight scoop hem. Flats or Mules: I couldn’t decide which was more vital, a flat or a mule, so I’ll let you decide, depending on your own lifestyle. Flats are great and easier to dress down, but mules can be more comfortable and also add a bit more class and flare to your outfit. Black Dress: The LBD is a classic that will never go out of style. Again, the exact one for you might be a different style than someone else’s, but that’s okay. Just be sure it fits you properly, makes you happy and is wellmade so it can last you a decade! Well-Structured Blazer: Again, not just for those of you who work in an office! A blazer is a great piece to wear to the office, but also a flattering jacket option for every day that you can dress down with a pair of jeans and the right accessories.




If you want to minimize the extent of your wardrobe, you’ll have to spend a little more so that those items can last throughout the years.

White Sneakers: Aside from white sneakers being trendy right now, another reason to invest in a good pair when creating a capsule wardrobe is that they are so dang practical! Striped Tunic: I almost didn’t include this on my list because I don’t think every single woman would consider this a wardrobe staple. But it is a staple in mine! Stripes are an easy, flattering print that adds a level of interest to any outfit. And tunics, specifically, can be worn with leggings or jeans, so the potential outfits are endless! Black Trousers: For the days and events that a pair of leggings isn’t enough, a good pair of black trousers should be your go-to. I personally love the high-waisted, tie front version that can take you from your day job into the night, all the while looking stylish and comfortable.

There you have it, my must-have items for creating your very own capsule wardrobe! For each item I’ve mentioned, there are two important things to keep in mind. First, they should be neutral in colour (which makes mixing and matching easier), and second, they should be wellmade. If you want to minimize the extent of your wardrobe, you’ll have to spend a little more so that those items can last throughout the years.

Information provided by Kiteen Mainil with Kiteen’s Closet. Kiteen and her family live in Weyburn. She’s a proud mother to Violet and wife to a hard-

working farmer. Kiteen’s obsessed with floral prints, things that sparkle, earth tones and of course, greats deals on good quality clothing! To learn more, visit

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Make iced coee at home Spring is around the corner! Iced coffee is a refreshing treat as the warmer weather approaches. This simple recipe takes all the guess-work out of the iced coffee process.

Start by brewing 8 cups of strong coffee. Pour 1/2 of a 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk into a glass container. Add your hot coffee and mix. Allow to cool until mixture reaches room temperature (continue to mix as the milk will sink to the bottom). Store in your refrigerator for up to one week. Pour over ice and enjoy!

You can increase or decrease the sweetened condensed milk to coffee ratio depending on your preference.



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