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celebrate 75

Join us on June 21 to enjoy good food, great news,

and awesome entertainment! Community BBQ

Pie Eating Contest + Pie-in-the-Face

Gourmet Smokie BBQ complete with Deluxe Fixings Bar. Choose from your favorite toppings including chili, cheese, sauerkraut and more! It’s only $5 - and proceeds will be donated to Envision Counselling.

We’re having a pie eating contest and Pie-in-the-Face! We are using the best pie’s around - Harvest Pie Company!

4:00 - 6:30pm

Kid’s Carnival 4:00 - 6:30pm

Kid’s can enjoy interactive art with Weyburn Arts Council, Weyburn Public Library activity station, braiding by Silver Rose Salon, Carnival Games, Street Hockey, Bounce Houses, and more!

Community Fund Grants 6:30 - 7:00pm

7:00 - 7:30pm

Food Vendors 7:00 - Midnight Missed out on the Community BBQ? Don’t worry, we’ll have food trucks to serve your appetite!

Street Dance 7:30 - Midnight We’re rocking out with Wonderland the Party Band until midnight! Put your dancing shoes on and join up for a family-friendly street dance. Weyburn Young Fellows Liquor Gardens close at midnight!

Join us at 6:30pm when we will publicly announce the Weyburn Credit Union Community Fund grant recipients! We will be awarding up to $62,674 to much-deserving community organizations who are doing great things in our community! It’s one of the ways we use our profits for your good - not our pockets.


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WEYBURN & AREA Volume 4 Issue 3 Summer 2019 Editor Erin Legg Design Ghislaine Moffitt Cover Photography Images By Jon Gillies

Publisher’s Message


believe one of the best things about living in Saskatchewan is our summers. Yes, it’s short in comparison to our incredibly long winter, but that’s what makes it all the more precious! Within my own family we try to take in as much of summer as we can by barbecuing, gardening, going for walks, playing in the pool or running through the sprinkler. As I mentioned in the last issue we were expecting baby number two; at the end of March we were blessed with another daughter. We couldn’t be more grateful! Maklynn has fit in perfectly to our family. Thank you to everyone who has sent us well wishes! Our editorial called Summer in Saskatchewan highlights ideas on how to make the most of the warm weather. Check it out for summer fun inspiration! One idea takes place June 30 – July 6 with the 111th Annual Weyburn Fair Days. This year’s fair is packed with events for all ages! Our cover features the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show. It is a wonderful event for our community that happens every two years, created to promote the economic value of the industry to our city and the province. It gives businesses the opportunity to promote their products and services. This year, the show will take place on June 5th and 6th. The VIBRANT. BOLD. DRIVEN. editorial in the Oil & Gas Feature talks about why Weyburn is a great place to raise your family and operate a business. Southeast College is featured on our second cover. They highlight two new safety courses added to their comprehensive training programming for 2019.

Photography Big Dog Photography, Images By Jon Gillies, Freeze Frame Photography Contributing Writers Brook Thalgott, Erin Legg, Jaime Johnson, Tonya Lambert, Kiteen Mainil

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Britany Culham 306.861.1255

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Publisher Brooke Ward 306.551.4789 Distribution & Subscriptions

A hot topic these days is living a more minimalistic lifestyle. Kiteen Mainil’s style column gives us ideas on summer closet cleaning. The Summer Revitalization editorial in the At Home section of the magazine presents ideas on freshening up your home and cabin. Grab the latest issue of ReFINEd and a cold drink while enjoying the long summer days and warm summer nights in the following months to come. Happy reading!




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DEPARTMENTS 8 | COMMUNITY Summer in Saskatchewan 10 | EVENTS CALENDAR 14 | COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT Weyburn Rotary Club 18 | STYLE & BEAUTY Summer (Closet) Cleaning Tips 20 | YOUR HEALTH Natural Choices for Improving Your Health 27 | AT HOME Summer Revitalization 32 | AT HOME Hostas: The Patient Gardener’s Dream





OIL & GAS FEATURE: Southeast College: Stay Safe Out There


COVER FEATURE: You Know the Drill: The Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show Returns in 2019



111th Annual

Weyburn Fair Days JUNE 30 – JULY 6, 2019

4-H Light Horse Show

Sunday, June 30

Community Movie Night @ Curling Rink

Sunday, June 30 & Monday, July 1

Canada Day Celebration with City of Weyburn

Monday, July 1

4-H Fed Calf Show

Monday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 3

Chuckwagon & Chariot Races

Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2

Swayze’s Saloon Beer Gardens

Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2

4-H Fed Calf Sale

Wednesday, July 3

Xtreme Bull Fighters

Thursday, July 4

Canuck Amusements Midway

Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6

Food Alley

Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6

Swayze’s Saloon Beer Gardens

Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6

Ol’ McDales Friendly Farm & Petting Zoo

Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6

Kids Tractor Pull

Friday, July 5 & Saturday, July 6

Souris River Rodeo

Friday, July 5 & Saturday, July 6

Smoker Cook-Off Competition

Friday, July 5 & Saturday, July 6

Dairy Queen Kids Rodeo

Saturday, July 6

“Rumble in the Ring” Demolition Derby

Saturday, July 6

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Whether it’s relaxing with friends and family or trying something new, Saskatchewan has much to offer residents and visitors in outdoor activities and adventure.

Summer in Saskatchewan

So much to see and do After a long record-breaking cold winter, it’s finally warm again in Saskatchewan. Ahh, summertime.


s spring turns to summer, it seems as if the world moves at a slower, more leisurely pace. Scheduled activities are on a break and holidays beckon for adults and children alike. This is a wonderful time to carve new memories, see new things and to connect with friends and family. Think about your childhood. How many of your favourite memories stem from summer days? From camps and vacations to simply whiling away



hours, days and weeks with friends at a favourite hangout. The point is, summer is for savouring and experiencing. And there’s no better place to enjoy it than the great Saskatchewan outdoors.


Summer is a time when golf pros and amateurs alike dust off their irons and head to the nearest golf course. From small sand greens to championship 18hole courses, Saskatchewan has more


Nature trails

Head deep into the back country or explore the open plains by hitting the trails. Whether you’re hiking, running, cycling, ATVing, horseback riding or looking for photography opportunities, there’s a perfect trail waiting for you. Saskatchewan parks and small communities also offer nature trails that are great for bird watching and checking out the local wildlife.

On thewater

golf courses per capita than any other province. Golf is a hobby that combines exercise, the great outdoors, dedicated time with others, skill and friendly competition. Anyone can pick up a club and hit the course, and golf is a great way to spend time enjoying some fresh air away from computer screens, TVs and the daily grind. Or try your hand at disc golf. With courses springing up all across the province, you will find plenty of places to hone your skill.

People around the country think this province is made up of nothing but flat grain fields. In reality, it has about 100,000 lakes and 59,366-squarekilometers of freshwater. Explore Saskatchewan’s lakes and rivers and enjoy a peaceful boat ride or the fun of tubing, wakeboarding or kiteboarding. The solitude of secluded rivers and streams can be enjoyed by canoe, kayak or standup paddleboard. The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation estimates more than 200,000 anglers take to our waters every year. With bountiful lakes, rivers and streams boasting walleye, trout, pike and more… there are opportunities for fishing all around this beautiful province.

Celebrating community

From large provincial events to a local village celebration, Saskatchewan’s community and volunteer spirit is aweinspiring. Check out local festivals, farmers’ markets and rodeos, as well as musical events, car show and shines. Every community hosts something special in the summertime — and half the fun is the welcoming atmosphere.


Local spirits & ales

With the advent of warm weather, the summer entertaining season is officially open. To best prepare for everything from weekend barbecues to warm, quiet evenings on the deck, you should stock up on summery spirits and ales — ensuring no glass ever goes empty. Be sure to shop at stores that support local Saskatchewan companies. And search for delivery services to ensure everyone stays safe this summer. Whether it’s relaxing with friends and family or trying something new, Saskatchewan has much to offer residents and visitors in outdoor activities and adventure.



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Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show

111th Annual Weyburn Fair Days

Souris River Rodeo

WEDNESDAY, JUN 5 & 6 AT 10:00 AM


FRIDAY, JUL 5 & 6 AT 6:00 PM

Crescent Point Place, Weyburn

Weyburn Agricultural Society Fair Grounds

Weyburn Agricultural Society Fair Grounds

Weyburn Car Club Show N’ Shine

Chuckwagon & Chariot Races


MONDAY, JUL 1 & 2 AT 6:00 PM

Downtown Weyburn

Weyburn Agricultural Society Fair Grounds

Weyburn Opportunity Road Race

4-H Fed Calf Show & Sale



Event begins outside the Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn

Weyburn Agricultural Society Fair Grounds

“Rumble in the Ring” Demolition Derby & Lawn Mower Races SATURDAY, JUL 6 AT 6:00 PM

Weyburn Agricultural Society Fair Grounds

Chamber Summer Parade

Bonanza 2019, National Junior Hereford Show

Weyburn Oilwomen Golf Tournament




Event begins outside the Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn

Weyburn Golf Club




Weyburn Agricultural Society Fair Grounds

COLD NOSES, WARM HEARTS Fido’s Place is Your Dog’s Home Away from Home By Brook Thalgott Photos Big Dog Photography

BACK ROW L-R Miles Martineau, Gabriela Pozner, Cindy Ann Boehm (owner), Jeanine Jorgensen FRONT ROW L-R Rhiannon Benjamin, Susan Adderley with Tag


his spring, Weyburn welcomed the opening of its first and only doggy daycare, Fido’s Place. Owned by CindyAnn Boehm, Fido’s Place has been a long time in the making. “I was raised in a ‘kennel’,” laughs CindyAnn. “My family raised show dogs, and I started helping with the training and showing dogs at a very early age.” CindyAnn’s love for dogs has never left her. She was a volunteer and board member for the Weyburn Humane Society and is training her dog to become a registered therapy dog. Two years ago, her love of dogs got her thinking about how she could make her passion a career. CindyAnn started researching doggy daycares in North America and learning the best practices. “I spent countless hours learning how to create a safe and

fun environment for dogs to socialize and exercise,” she says. “I also inquired where they received their education for running a doggy daycare and took the available courses and achieved marks in the high 90s. Education is very important.” All the current staff at Fido’s Place hold their pet first aid certification and have all received their advanced course in K9 body language. CindyAnn encourages her team to continue their education because as she says, “you can never know everything” On March 1, 2019, Fido’s Place officially opened its doors to Weyburn’s dogs and their owners. The 4200 sq-ft. open concept facility has everything your dog could ever want, and more. The daycare was purpose-built for dogs, with ramps


“We are all having a blast both the two-legged and fourlegged members of the pack. I am so blessed to be able to do my dream job and work with a great team who feel the same.” - CindyAnn Boehm

and exercise areas, and cozy spaces when dogs need a break. On a nice day, the big overhead doors will open, and the dogs can choose to stay indoors or enjoy the great outdoors with paddling pools, sprinklers within the 1/2 acre fenced play area. Where ever the dogs are, there are cameras watching and recording. The hi-



At the grand opening of Fido's Place L-R Jeanine Jorgensen, Betty, Maureen Burrell, Doug Boehm, Cindy Ann Boehm with granddaughter Maya Ganz, Mayor Marcel Roy, Susan Adderley, Gabriela Pozner, Miles Martineau MISSING FROM PHOTO Rhiannon Benjamin

BACK L-R Doug Boehm, Maureen Burrell (Cindy Ann's mom) FRONT Cindy Ann Boehm

tech equipment installed inside and outside gives pet owners peace of mind and assures them that the health and welfare of their pet is the top priority at Fido’s Place. There is also a microchip scanner for the times when two dogs look very similar. CindyAnn caps the number of dogs to 30 per day, and there is always one staff member for every 10 dogs at the daycare. “We’re certified in animal behavior, and we’re the pack leaders for the dogs,” she says. “We teach the dogs manners and can help deal with minor behavior issues when your dog is here.”




“Pet parents are busy people, and we’re always happy to help your pet get from point A to point B and back again safely.” - CindyAnn Boehm

L-R Jacquie McConnell, Mia, Cindy Ann Boehm

So, why does your dog need daycare? “Dogs are predictors. They know when you leave for work, and when you get home. Sometimes that can lead to boredom, anxiety or stress, which can lead to destructive behaviors. Adding socialization and a change of routine can help dogs get the stimulation they need to be happy and comfortable.” says CindyAnn. Doggy daycare gives dogs the exercise and playtime they need in a safe, controlled environment. There are days when you have worked so hard you get home and you have no energy left for that walk. Well, no worries! The Fido’s Place team has come to your rescue, leaving you with a content pup dreaming about daycare.

In addition to the daycare, Fido’s Place also offers a pet taxi service for pets in Weyburn. Pet owners can have their pet picked up by our bonded pet concierges for everything from a ride to and from the daycare, the groomer, the veterinarian and more. “Pet parents are busy people, and we’re always happy to help your pet get from point A to point B and back again safely,” says CindyAnn. The daycare also offers dog training classes in the evening and some weekends, to work on puppy training, obedience, behavior issues and so much more. A calendar of hours and classes offered can be found on their website. Fido’s Place also offers pet themed gifts and has planned a retail area for products for dog training and

grooming supplies and tools to come soon. “Our goal is to bring in products and services to complement the existing pet-related businesses in the area,” says CindyAnn. “That way, you can find everything you need for your dog locally.” Whether your dog needs to drop by occasionally for some fun or needs to stay and play all day, every day – there’s a place for them at Fido’s Place. A variety of packages are available: full-days, part-days (up to 5 hours), plus dropins with discounts available for multiple dogs from the same household. To get started, you’ll need to book your dog for a complimentary assessment and verify your dog is up-to-date with vaccinations. Once completed, your dog is welcome to join the pack. “We are all having a blast both the two-legged and four-legged members of the pack,” says CindyAnn. “I am so blessed to be able to do my dream job and work with a great team who feel the same.” Open Monday to Friday from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm, and most Saturdays from 9.00 am to 6 pm, let your fur babies have a “pawsitively tail waggin’” good time with the pack at Fido’s Place. Call (306) 842-1842 or visit for more information. Fido’s Place 325 Queen Street Weyburn 306.842.1842





Rotary Club of Weyburn

Better the Lives of Others Weyburn Rotary Club Gives Back By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies

Every year, the Weyburn Rotary Club and its members work to build relationships, improve lives and make the world a better place. How does one organization in a small city like Weyburn accomplish a mission like that? By working together to support the community here at home, and communities around the world that need a hand.


he Rotary Club holds two main fundraisers every year in the Weyburn area. Community members look forward to the annual Rotary Club and STARS Air Ambulance Golf Ball Drop Ticket Lottery, and during the holidays, the Christmas



Chocolate and Nut Tray Fundraiser. These fundraisers help support Rotary Club’s donations both in Saskatchewan and internationally. This year alone, the Rotary Club has supported the following community organizations: Weyburn Music Festival, Weyburn Caravan


Society, Weyburn Hospital Foundation, Adopt a Family, Inclusion Weyburn, Weyburn Legion, Tatagwa Parkway, Summer Swim Program, Weyburn Group Home Society, Weyburn Library Books for Babies, Weyburn Minor Hockey, Weyburn Combo Bowlers, Challenger

L-R Ray Hamm (Weyburn Rotary Club) presented donations totalling $5,000 to local organizations. Colin Folk (Weyburn Group Homes Society), Jan Thorn (Weyburn Combo Bowlers), Brian Glass, Fran Oudot and Connie Nightingale (Weyburn Branch Royal Canadian Legion), Tina Clay (Weyburn Leisure Centre), and Jackie Wilson (Inclusion Weyburn)

Baseball, Workin Shop and STARS Air Ambulance. The club is also committed to building relationships with young people. Rotary helps youth discover the world and find

Exchange student, Vivian Huang. Vivian is here from Taiwan, experiencing life in Canada for one year. Brayden King is the Rotary's outbound student currently experiencing life in Belgium for a year.

their path in many ways. The organization offers its popular Inbound and Outbound Rotary Exchange Student program, where local students experience international life with a host family, and where a student from abroad experiences life with a local family in the Weyburn area. Rotary also offers its RYLA camp program - Rotary Youth Leadership Camps for high school and jr. high school students - and Rotary Adventures Camps. This year, the local club paid for a student to attend Rotary Adventures In Citizenship in Ottawa. They also offer Adventures in Agriculture, Adventures in Technology and Adventures in Human Rights, and MUNA (Model United Nations). In addition, the club awards WCS Academic Scholarships and bursaries to Southeast College.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, they’ve helped to reduced polio cases by more than 99.9 per cent. It’s crucial to eliminate polio from the last three countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free. They have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. So far, Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide. Today, polio remains endemic in just three places - Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. It’s imperative to keep working and ensure other countries remain polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

Internationally, the Rotary Club helps drive their mission for the world. They support programs such as the Canadian Food Grains Bank, Ripple Effect, Shelterbox Canada, Third World Feminine Hygiene Program and the Rotary Club’s polio eradication program. Rotary has been working to eradicate polio since 1979.

Ready to make a difference in Weyburn and around the world? Everyone is welcome to join. The Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon at the Legion Hall for lunch, fellowship, education and entertainment. To learn more, contact Rotary President Deana Mainil at




WEYBURN BEAVERS By Jordan Szczecinski Photos Don Beahm

There are few things that have as rich of a history as baseball and small town Saskatchewan.


he roots of the sport in Weyburn have grown deep and date back to the start of the 1900s. While there have been various versions of the Beavers over the last 120 years, the current dates back to 2000 when the Saskatchewan Major Baseball League became the Western Major Baseball League upon its expansion into Alberta. The 2019 season will be the debut of the rebranding of the league, again, as it becomes the Western Canadian Baseball League. In 2015, when attendance and financial support began to dwindle, the Beavers put out a call to the community for help, and the passion for baseball in Weyburnites



was reignited. Since then, the Beavers have gone on to win two East Division titles, had long playoff runs and full seats at Tom Laing Park.

visits and more. For four consecutive summers, the Weyburn Beavers have put in more than 500 hours of volunteering in the short 10 weeks they are here.

Knowing that they needed to ensure a mark was made on the community, the Beavers went full force towards becoming established members of Weyburn. With players coming to the Opportunity City from all over Canada, the United States, Latin America and Australia, the acceptance they receive as citizens of the city for the short summer season is second to none. It is because of this level of acceptance that the players ensure they return it tenfold by volunteering in the community at fundraiser events, minor ball games and practices, school

With two of their core volunteers, Elmer Franks and Garnet Hansen, also having been inducted in the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame in previous years, the Weyburn Beavers are honoured to be thriving in a town that is now being inducted as a whole. As they step up to the plate at Tom Laing Park every game, they become more and more connected to the hallowed ground that baseball in Weyburn was built upon, and ensure they have a place along the greats in the stories that will be told for years to come.


HOME GAMES May 31 vs Regina 7:05 PM June 1 vs Swift Current 7:05 PM June 7 vs Yorkton 7:05 PM June 10 vs Swift Current 7:05 PM June 13 vs Medicine Hat 7:05 PM June 14 vs Medicine Hat 7:05 PM June 15 vs Medicine Hat 5:05 PM June 16 vs Melville 2:05 PM June 18 vs Swift Current 7:05 PM June 22 vs Moose Jaw 7:05 PM June 25 vs Yorkton 7:05 PM June 27 vs Edmonton 7:05 PM June 28 vs Edmonton 7:05 PM June 29 vs Edmonton 7:05 PM July 10 vs Yorkton 7:05 PM July 12 vs Regina 7:05 PM July 13 vs Regina 7:05 PM July 14 vs Moose Jaw 2:05 PM July 16 vs Fort McMurray 7:05 PM July 17 vs Fort McMurray 7:05 PM July 18 vs Fort McMurray 7:05 PM July 24 vs Swift Current 7:05 PM July 25 vs Yorkton 7:05 PM July 28 vs Moose Jaw 2:05 PM July 30 vs Regina 7:05 PM Aug 1 vs Melville 7:05 PM Aug 5 vs Moose Jaw 7:05 PM Aug 6 vs Melville 7:05 PM

You can stay up to date on the Weyburn Beavers by following them here: Facebook: Weyburn Beavers – WCBL Twitter: @wey_beavers Instagram: @wey_beavers Website:





SUMMER [closet] cleaning tips


By Kiteen Mainil

’ve never been very good at spring cleaning. Or actually, cleaning in general! But the one type of cleaning I am good at is cleaning out my closet.

Some people hate to purge and sort through their clothing and accessories on a regular basis, but I find it so satisfying! Not only is it easier to stay organized, but it gives me an up-to-date inventory of what I have and helps me to make better purchase decisions regarding what I actually need. When is the last time you went through and organized your closet? If it’s been awhile, this article is for you, my friend! I’ve put together a few tips to consider that will make purging and sorting a little easier. First, create three different piles: keep, toss, donate/sell. Look at each individual piece in your closet and ask yourself these questions: • Have I worn it in the last 6 to 12 months? • Is it in good condition? • Does it fit me properly? • Does it make me happy? If you answered yes to all four questions, keep the item! If you answered no to any of them, put the item in one of the other two piles. I realize that getting rid of clothing items — especially items that hold sentimental value — can be difficult for some people. However, you are doing yourself a disservice when you hold onto clothing that no longer fits you, is worn out, or doesn’t bring you joy. So, just get rid of it girl! Then go out and treat yourself to something new instead! Once you have finished sorting through all of your clothing, you can take things one step further and organize by item type and then by




I realize that getting rid of clothing items — especially items that hold sentimental value — can be difficult for some people. However, you are doing yourself a disservice when you hold onto clothing that no longer fits you, is worn out, or doesn’t bring you joy.

colour. This should really help speed up the process each morning when you are standing in your closet trying to decide what to wear. If, for example, you know you want to wear a button-up blouse that day, you just have to look in that particular section of your closet instead of searching through your entire wardrobe trying to find the blouse you had in mind. I hope these tips have inspired you! Happy spring “cleaning” season to all!


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 hardworking 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 @kiteenscloset kiteenscloset kiteenscloset




Natural Choices

for Improving Your Health By Jaime Johnson



Stressed. Anxious. Tired. These are terms we hear so often we no longer appreciate the weight of their true meaning. However, health care professionals are increasingly citing the link between stress, anxiety and the lack of sleep with illness and health problems. We are told to improve our health and “take care” of ourselves. But what does that mean? What is self-care?



elf-care is “the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own wellbeing and happiness.” It is the conscious choice to engage in activities that result in positive health outcomes. There is no cookie-cutter formula for the “right” type of self-care, but there are several natural options readily available in the parkland area that can combat stress and anxiety and help improve overall health and wellness. Yoga and meditation will not only improve strength and flexibility, but the practice also fosters better breathing and mental calmness. Breathing exercises teach how to focus attention on the breath, quiet the mind and focus thoughts. These can be valuable skills to employ in stressful situations at work or at home. Reiki is an ancient healing therapy that relieves or reduces pain and discomfort by balancing the body’s energy fields. This natural process improves relaxation and aids in healing by removing blocks and better channeling the flow of energy in your body. Body Talk is another holistic treatment that aims to restore the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Using noninvasive techniques, practitioners address the entire body and mind to reestablish channels of communication and synchronize the body’s natural functions. This facilitates healing, so the body can operate optimally again. By lowering the stress hormone cortisol and stimulating the release of endorphins in the brain, acupuncture can help reduce pain, combat stress and improve sleep quality as well as melatonin production. Patients receiving routine acupuncture treatments fall asleep faster, have more restful sleeps and are less stressed, which improves their energy levels and state of mind. Including massage therapy may be a key ingredient to your self-care regime, as the benefits of this treatment extend

far beyond relaxation and muscle pain reduction. Regular treatments can help to relieve headaches, improve circulation and joint mobility, lower blood pressure and reduce overall anxiety and stress. Eating well and getting the necessary amount of vitamins and minerals is an essential part of self-care. The best source of these nutrients is a healthy and balanced diet. However, a restricted diet, certain health conditions or simply an inability to always eat well may require the need of supplements. Nutritional supplements, under the direction of a nutritionist or a medical professional, may


help you get the appropriate amounts of essential nutrients needed to function at your best level. Unfortunately, self-care often takes a backseat to career ambitions, serving the needs of our families and living up to society’s expectations, but it should become a priority. And we must shed the belief that self-care is self-indulgent. In fact, it is quite the opposite. If we invest in ourselves and support a healthy body, mind and spirit, then we will have a larger capacity to be more patient parents and partners, creative employees and compassionate citizens.




When You Need I t

Fletcher Funeral Chapel - Proudly Part of Your Community By Brook Thalgott Photos Vanessa Lanktree Photography


letcher Funeral Chapel is a long-time member of the community, supporting loved ones during the hardest times in their lives – saying goodbye to a family member or dear friend. The funeral chapel is staffed with a highly-skilled, caring team who will guide you every step of the way as you navigate your journey of loss. Fletcher’s is part of Service Corporation International, a group of funeral homes who together are North America’s leading provider of end-of-life products and services. Led by Tamara Seghers, Funeral Director, Embalmer and General Manager, the Fletcher Funeral Chapel staff work hard to capture the essence of the person you want to celebrate. They’re committed to their core values of teamwork, execution and accountability. And, they are also so much more. “We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the community we live and work in,” says Tamara. “We are local people – myself, Morley Orstead and Rick Moser, just to name a few. We work hard to support the families who choose our funeral home.” The team is dedicated to compassionately supporting families at difficult times, assisting in the celebration of lives that have been lived and preserving memories.

Tamara Seghers, Funeral Director, Embalmer and General Manager & Joseph Deal, Funeral Director/Embalmer




Fletcher’s team member Roger Lenz grew up on a farm in the Yellow Grass area. After high school, he studied farm machinery mechanics. After a year of apprenticeship, Roger started truck driving with Ken Grams Inc. – the beginning of a 30-year driving career. Roger joined Fletcher Funeral Chapel in 2015 and is becoming a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Roger is married to his wife Brenda and they have one son, Katlin.

Morley Orstead has been a funeral attendant with Fletcher’s for 14 years. Born at Halbrite, Sask., he has called Weyburn home since 1981. Over his life, Morley has been a farmer; a sales rep for John Deere equipment; a realtor; a crop insurance adjuster; a carpenter; a husband times two; a father; a stepfather; a grandfather; and a great-grandfather. Community service is part of who Morley is. He has served as a 4-H Leader, Credit Union board member, a school board trustee, an AG Society president and a community college board member. “What a pleasure it is to work with such a crew of caring people and to meet so many wonderful people that we serve,” says Morley.

John Tuchscherer, born and raised in Tribune, has been with the funeral chapel for nearly 20 years. John farmed with his dad until his passing in 1980, and then John took over the farm and caring for his mother. John has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 40 years, St. Mary’s Parish Council for over 10 years and is presently on Parish Council in Weyburn at the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. He has also been chairman of Tribune Community Club for over 30 years. In his nearly two decades at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, John has learned a lot about people and how good you feel serving others. “I work for the good of the families. Helping in the smallest ways sometimes gives the most satisfaction,” says John.


Office Manager Cecile Sellinger has been with Fletcher Funeral Chapel for ten years. She moved to Weyburn with her husband, Peter, and their five children in August 1993 when he was transferred here with the RCMP. Cecile is a registered nurse who chose to stay at home until her children were older. “I value my years with the funeral home and consider it an honour to serve the families who choose our funeral home,” says Cecile. “We at Fletcher Funeral Chapel are committed to providing the very best of who we are on any given day,” says Tamara. “We are genuinely proud to give you our very best service.” A proud and genuine team of people who are here to serve this community and area, they are the people you know from school, church and hockey. They are your neighbours and friends, and the professionals who want to walk with you when you need their services. Call (306) 842-5432 or visit for more information. Fletcher Funeral Chapel 237 - 4th Street North East Weyburn 306.842.5432



Lava Flow Cocktail Ingredients 4 oz coconut rum 4 oz white rum 10 oz frozen strawberries 8 oz pineapple juice 8 oz cream of coconut 2 cups crushed ice fresh pineapple wedges, for garnish

Instructions 1. In a blender, combine coconut rum, light rum, and strawberries. Blend to a puree. Transfer to a clean pitcher. 2. Clean and wash out blender. Add pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and crushed ice. Blend until smooth. 3. Divide strawberry rum puree among 4 serving classes. Slowly pour pineapple coconut mixture into the glass. The red mixture will evenly swirl with the white mixture. 4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and serve immediately.

By Maryanne Cabrera, The Chic Site



Looking for easy summer lunch recipes? Try these instead of sandwiches.

Individual Lasagna Cups

Easy to assemble and make ahead, these easy lasagna muffins are perfect for portable meals on the go!

Ingredients • • • • • • • • •

1 pound ground beef 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, divided 8 oz part skim ricotta 1 egg 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning 2 Tbsp grated parmesan 1 package wonton wrappers

Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the meat mixture

Turkey Ranch Club Wrap Ingredients • • • • • • •

1 tortilla wrap 2 ounce of smoked turkey 1/2 slice sharp cheese 2 slices cooked bacon 1 tablespoon Ranch yogurt dressing 2 tomato slices Romaine lettuce or baby spinach

Instructions 1. Spread ranch dressing over the center of wrap. Add turkey, cheese, bacon, tomato, and romaine. 2. Fold sides in and then roll up. From Organize Yourself Skinny

1. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook, crumbling until no longer pink. Drain the fat from the beef and return meat to the pan. Remove from heat. 2. Add spaghetti sauce and 1/4 cup mozzarella to the meat, stirring to combine. Set aside. For the cheese mixture 1. In a medium size bowl, combine ricotta, egg, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and parmesan. Mix well. 2. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin. Place two wonton wrappers, overlapping slightly to make a cup that will fill the muffin tin. 3. Place 2 Tablespoons of the meat mixture in the bottom of the cup. Add 1-2 Tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Top with another 2 Tablespoons of meat mixture and remaining 1/4 cup of mozzarella. 4. Bake 12-15 minutes until wrappers are cooked and cheese is melted. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. They will be hot! Author: Deanne – This Farm Girl Cooks








here are countless number of diseases that can afflict our four legged companions. Some are worse than others but there is one disease that is the most horrifying. It’s untreatable and therefore the deadliest. It’s one that can be easily transmitted to humans. Are you scared yet? Rabies is a disease that we should all be made more aware of, especially because this part of the country has an alarming number of confirmed clinical cases. Rabies virus is spread easily to any mammal through saliva, making a bite from a rabid animal especially dangerous. Animals can unknowingly shed the virus for a week before showing any obvious symptoms of illness, which complicates the matter! Pinpointing the exact time of the potential exposure can be tricky, especially for horses in summer pastures who likely encounter their fair share of wildlife daily. The “dumb” form of the disease presents more commonly, but the “furious” form is what many of us first think of. In the beginning stages, rabid animals can simply look confused. Nocturnal animals will be seen wandering in the day, and many will appear quite lethargic or wobbly on their feet. Some are confused and become aggressive. Horses can first present with signs of choke or colic without any other symptoms. Eventually, all cases will progress to a state of paralysis and death. We are quite fortunate to have effective vaccination against rabies readily available for our small animal friends. On the other



hand, horse owners have had only limited options as far as rabies immunization goes. Their luck has changed with the introduction of a new product from Zoetis that has recently been launched in Canada. Their new equine vaccine has changed the playing field, and is the first and only vaccine to combine rabies protection amongst safeguarding for other diseases. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have recognized five “core” equine diseases. All of the diseases on this list are considered a threat to horses no matter their lifestyle, age or geographic location. They include rabies, tetanus, West Nile virus (WNV), and Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis (EEE/WEE). Many horse owners may already be providing protection against some of these commonly seen issues, but now have the opportunity to expand that protection for their animals and themselves. Zoetis’ Core EQ Innovator vaccine helps protect against all of the core equine diseases, including the rabies virus. The initial inoculation, given by your veterinarian, provides protection against rabies and will do so for a year. The WNV and EEE/WEE components must be boostered in foals or horses who have never been vaccinated for these diseases before. Please consider that providing protection for your equine family is providing protection for your own family, especially


when rabies is concerned. Now that vaccination is readily available we should feel encouraged by knowing that our animals are not at risk, and neither are we! If you would like to schedule your horse in to receive this vaccine, please contact Prairie Animal Health Centre for more information.

Dr. Catherine Colodey 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


SUMMER Revitalization By Jaime Johnson

In nature, the spring season brings forth new life and growth. Bursting leaf buds, rich blooms and sprouting green grass transform the dreary landscape into a canvas of creation and colour. This barrage of rejuvenation inspires many of us to breathe new life into our own little corners of the world. Summer is the perfect time to start fresh and there are plenty of ways to build, to renovate and to beautify our homes and yards.




endeavors or home office. Repurpose a portion a portion of your garage into a funky backyard bar or workout space. Think of those four walls an extension of your home and the options will only be limited by your imagination. To maximize the long spring and summer nights, incorporate outdoor lighting into your backyard design. Consider permanent overhead, wall-mounted or string lighting to create a relaxing atmosphere. Build a fire pit surrounded by comfy seating to generate a warm focal point. With the right glow, you can revamp your outdoor space into a personal sanctuary.

Backyard Beautifying If mowing and pruning aren’t your thing, an attractive mix of hardscape features such as interesting walk ways and inviting patios and decks will allow for more living time. If you have unused ground space in your yard or bare earth you want to cover up, create visual impact with pavers or stamped concrete for sculpted pathways and appealing patios. Or construct customized, multi-level decks for different entertaining spaces. Consider adding a water features, such as ponds or fountains. The soothing sound of running water is a welcome addition to a relaxing backyard retreat.



Raised garden beds or planters are an easy way to add some colourful foliage into your backyard oasis without a lot of work. Available in stores or as a DIY project, raised beds can be any shape or size and can be made of concrete, brick, wood or metal. Plant your favorite veggies in a chic metal tub for easy access to fresh eats in your outdoor kitchen. Or flank a set of matching containers filled with flowers on either side of the front walk for an eye-catching ornament. Garages and sheds are useful for storage, but these backyard structures can serve a more versatile purpose. Transform an old shed into a quiet studio for your creative


Exterior Enhancements If it is time for your home’s exterior to receive a facelift, new siding is a great way to add color and definition to your house. From brick and fiber cement to stucco and vinyl, the landscape of siding options is vast with personal preference prevailing as the only real trend. While curb appeal is important, you also want to consider the material’s durability, ability to resist water, ease of installation and versatility. In terms of colour, homeowners are beginning to use a mixture of different tones within the same family to add depth and dimension to their exterior design.

and transoms. Interior pocket and barn doors are also growing in popularity. They allow for open living space, while creating the option for separate spaces with a curious look.

Cabin Construction

Your roof plays an important role in the appearance and function of your house. Depending on the materials and colours, a roof can drastically affect the overall style of your house as well as its value, efficient and durability. Asphalt shingles are the standard choice, but there are several other options on the market today. For environmentally conscious homeowners, shingles made from recycled tires combined with natural materials are an option. Fiberglass shingles present less risk of fire and are an excellent option for homes with wood stoves or fireplaces. Another choice undergoing a revival is the steel roof as they are available in a

variety of colours and styles, are longlasting and require little maintenance. Although windows and doors enhance energy efficiency and provide light, they also serve as important design elements for a home. There are many options that offer both smart style and function. Floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors are becoming increasingly popular. They bring in more light and natural views as well as creating a seamless transition between inside and out. Custom or statement windows and doors continue to trend. Bold colour is one way to create appeal, but so is the addition of sidelights


The family cottage is a source of memories and happiness, but it might be time to update its look or layout. Aside from cracking open the windows and bringing out the patio furniture, there are lots of ways to rejuvenate your getaway. From updating amenities, to changing the floor plan or even a complete cabin rebuild, cottages are spaces where you can play with trends or try something new. A wood burning fireplace or screen room will add to your enjoyment while also raising the property value. Install new windows to capture the beautiful scenery or winterize your summer home into a full season retreat. Regardless of what your spring renovation or upgrade plans are, one of the most important trends is the incorporation of high quality materials into the design. Long-lasting, low maintenance and ecofriendly materials and upgrades will boost your property’s value and save you money in the long run.



L-R Dawn Tumback, Duane Heisler, Norma Dunsmore PHOTO Images by Jon Gillies

Everything Happens

in the Kitchen By Brook Thalgott


he kitchen is the centre of your home. It’s the warm and happy place to gather with family and friends. For many of us, it’s also the place that could really use a renovation. Yes, it’s time to face facts. Your kitchen needs help. Where do you go to get the advice you need to bring your kitchen into the 21st century? The answer is simple – Ideal Cabinets & Décor. Owner Duane Heisler has been in the kitchen business for more than 30 years. He and the Ideal Cabinets team can help. “We’ve been serving Weyburn



and southern Saskatchewan for a long time,” says Duane. “Whether you’re looking at a budget-conscious renovation or a luxury build, we can create the kitchen of your dreams.” Ideal Cabinets has been a dealer for Décor Cabinets, a custom cabinet builder from Morden, Manitoba for decades. There is one reason for the partnership: quality. Décor Cabinets is a proud Canadian cabinet maker, creating cabinetry that is stylish, well-built and made to order. “Décor Cabinets build an excellent product, and each kitchen we


build gets custom cabinets designed for their space,” says Duane. “The company doesn’t force you to choose a standard cabinet size. We literally install something that was designed for your space and no one else’s.” The first step in a successful kitchen project is the planning. When you’re renovating, the Ideal Cabinets team can help you make the most of your space. They can help you design a kitchen that works for your life, maximizing your space and making it a great space to enjoy for years to come. “You don’t have to put

“After living in our farm home for 35+ years, our kitchen had served our family well. It was now time to renovate and give it a new look. The original kitchen had dark cabinets and definitely had that 80’s look. Our first visit to Ideal Cabinets & Decor was very positive. I found the staff very helpful. I had decided that I wanted to go very bright and chose light cabinets and countertops, which was a stark contrast from what I had. The staff listened and responded by showing us the newest and most efficient products for our dream kitchen. I ended up with white cabinets and a light quartz counter top and offset them with brushed silver hardware and grey flooring. Every step of the process was wellplanned from beginning to end for us. The journey and all those involved by making it a reality have made it so worthwhile and rewarding. Living on the farm, many decisions are made around the kitchen table. The truth is: the kitchen tends to be the heart of the home. From hosting many family functions as well, it is certainly where I spend 90 per cent of my time. And now, I can say I, along with my family, have a lovely one to do that in for many years to come. Thank you, Ideal Cabinets & Decor! back what you take out,” says Duane. “We can move walls, appliances and more to make your kitchen even better.” The team can help you select the style of cabinets, flooring, tiles and countertop to bring it all together.

minute they are built,” says Duane. “It’s a testament to the care and attention they give to their work.” Qualified installers handle your kitchen renovation, and soon, you’ll be standing in the kitchen of your dreams.

Once your plans are complete, the cabinets are built to your exact specifications and sent for installation. Décor Cabinets builds about 25 kitchens per day at their Morden location, and carefully ships each one in a truck driven by a Décor team member. “Décor Cabinets are handled with care from the

Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 to 5:30, Ideal Cabinets & Décor can make your kitchen dreams come true. Serving Weyburn, Estevan, Regina and southern Saskatchewan, visit their showroom at 1127 Railway Avenue in Weyburn.


Lyn Johnson

Ideal Cabinets & Decor Inc. 1127 Railway Avenue Weyburn 306.842.2643



Hostas: The Patient Gardener’s Dream GO AHEAD, run your fingers over the leaves. You wouldn’t be the first, and you won’t be the last. There is something about hosta foliage that begs to be touched. Large and luxuriant — generally with a velvety matte finish — the leaves look like something born in a fairy tale forest.


hile many perennials boast a bright array of colourful flowers, hosta colour comes on robust leaves that stand up to the attention. Hostas are a staple for shady, perennial gardens and are grown primarily for their lush foliage. When properly planted, they’re fairly low-maintenance plants that make great ground cover. Hostas are also very easy to divide and spread, making them a cost-effective solution for large areas of your yard.



Hosta plants come in a broad range of greens; everything from blue-green to yellow-green. Native to China, Korea and Japan — where they grow alongside streams and in woodland areas — hostas really became noted in North America in the 1980s, when breeders were able to successfully change the variegation. The variegation appears as a band of contrasting colour around the edge of the leaf. It usually combines any of the three core colours — green, blue or gold, which includes the chartreuse and yellow-


tinged varieties — or a core colour with white. Some newer varieties have three colours. Variegation can be seen on the edges of the leaves, in the centres, or streaked throughout the leaf. Hosta foliage is long-lasting, peeking up through the soil in late spring and remaining until fall, though in hot climates the colour fades before late September. Although the plants bear tall spikes of white or lavender flowers in mid-summer, hostas are planted primarily for the season-long show of their striking foliage. Once established, they shade the ground so thoroughly that they generally crowd out most weeds. Few perennials are truly carefree, but hosta’s come close. Hostas are not fussy about soils, and though they are predominantly a shade plant, many varieties do quite well with considerable sun. If soil moisture is ample, most hostas can take direct sun, especially in cooler climates and at the northern limit of their

Magic happens when you mix the foliage of the different hostas together. range. When hostas get too much sun or not enough water, the leaf edges become papery and brown. For gardeners who struggle with a shady area of the yard, these colorful, durable plants seem heaven-sent, with their ability to transform a potentially drab space into a plush, soothing oasis. Magic happens when you mix the foliage of the different hostas together. Choose hosta varieties that complement each other with a variety of shapes, colours and textures. Place the plants with contrasting sizes next to each other to make groupings look bigger or smaller. If you love playing with texture, foliage size and colour, hostas have much to offer. Clumps of small hostas can be used to crisply edge a garden, sidewalk or driveway. Plants in small groups look best when planted in odd numbers. Larger masses can be planted in any number. Spring bulbs work well with almost any hosta, and their foliage after blooming can be hidden by leaves that cover dying foliage. Contrast hosta leaf textures with other plants such as astilbe, fern, bishop’s hats and lungwort. Use flower colour from annual flowers like impatiens, lobelia, snapdragons and petunias to contrast with hosta leaves. Pay a little attention to where you plant hostas and you’ll be rewarded with bright colour and good growth. Hosta’s are a patient gardener’s dream. As they grow and mature they create lush full gardens that require little maintenance and offer summer-long beauty.




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STAY SAFE OUT THERE Southeast College Has Safety in Mind By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies


outheast College, proudly serving Weyburn, Estevan and all points southeast, is committed to safety training for students and local industry. The college introduced safety training to its programming nearly 30 years ago, to meet the training needs of the region. Southeast College worked with local communities to develop and introduce safety training to employers and employees alike – and all available to be taken close to home. Since 1990, Southeast College has delivered safety

training programs throughout its campuses in six southeast Saskatchewan communities and countless onsite locations throughout the Southeast College region. The college works hard to ensure that its instructors, curriculum, equipment, resources and facilities meet the needs of the learners it serves. Southeast has also introduced easy online course registration, so students can find, register and pay for the courses they want where they are whether working in their truck or from the comfort of home. The


College also tracks our students safety certificate expiry dates and notifies them with an email when it is time for renewal. The friendly reminders offer students options for upcoming course dates and times so a renewal is never missed. Best of all, college staff are always available to answer questions in person, by phone and online. “We’re accessible to our students,” says Sheena Onrait, Manager, Marketing and Communications. “We’re there when and where our students need us.”



Whether you’re looking to renew your safety certifications, add these new courses to your resume, or choosing your career path as a new student, Southeast College has plenty to offer right here at home. New Programs Southeast College has added two new courses to its safety training programming for 2019. First, students can take ‘Ground Disturbance for Supervisors and Workers.’ This indepth one-day program is designed for anyone supervising or actively involved in a Ground Disturbance, including performing an independent Ground Disturbance or issuing and/or receiving GD permits. This program ensures all supervisory personnel and workers have the training and a strong understanding of all regulations and procedures involved in a GD safely. “We recognize the benefits of providing industry endorsed training programs for our clients,” says Sheena. “This course has gone through a very rigorous program assessment process to gain endorsement by the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA).” Participants of ground disturbance training programs from ABCGA endorsed providers have the assurance that individuals successfully completing such training programs are presented with content that meets the ABCGA 201 standard.





The College has also introduced the ‘WellSharp Drilling Supervisory course – Second Line BOP’ course to its safety training lineup. The course, approved by the International Association of Drilling Contractors, also meets the needs of the Western Canadian oil field and allows graduates the right to work anywhere in the world. The course was developed to meet a changing market place. The standard for Western Canada has changed, allowing for a more advanced and technical worldwide recognized program. Southeast College has been working with Alberta-based Well Control Group to bring the IADC WellSharp Drilling Supervisory course to

Southeast Saskatchewan. This course is an alternative to the Second Line Blow Out Prevention course that local oilfield drillers and rig supervisors were previously required to travel to Alberta to take. The IADC WellSharp Drilling Supervisory course is essential training for those working in wellsite supervisory roles and for office-based personnel that are primarily involved in the operational decision-making process. It is recognized by both the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). The course is designed for anyone working in a supervisory role

and involved in the operational decisionmaking process of drilling such as a drilling supervisor, superintendent, tool push or rig manager. “Industry groups like CAODC have identified the program as a win for our oilfield,” says Sheena. “There has been industry demand to have a local program for second line blow out prevention for some time.” With the Southeast College program, learners can sleep in their own bed every night. Plus, this comes with cost savings because there is no need for travel.

Register Now Whether you’re looking to renew your safety certifications, add these new courses to your resume, or choosing your career path as a new student, Southeast College has plenty to offer right here at home. With campuses in six communities across the southeast, you’ll find the education you need when you need it. Learn more at southeastcollege. org or call 1-866-999-7372 to speak to a friendly, helpful Southeast College staff member. Southeast College 1-866-999-7372 Assiniboia Campus 201 3rd Avenue West Assiniboia Estevan Campus 532 Bourquin Road Estevan Indian Head Basic Education Centre 708 Otterloo Street Indian Head Moosomin Campus 610 Park Avenue Moosomin Weyburn Campus & Administrative Offices 633 King Street Weyburn Whitewood Learning Centre 708 5th Avenue Whitewood





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

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



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2019 SASKATCHEWAN OIL AND GAS SHOW Schedule of Events TUESDAY JUNE 4th EXHIBITOR & PLATINUM SPONSOR GOLF 6:30 am Exhibitors Breakfast & Registration sponsored by BADGER DAYLIGHTING 7:30 am Shot Gun Start - Morning Flight Courtesy rides for Golfers – Sponsored by Baker Hughes 12:00 am Exhibitors Brunch & Registration sponsored by NOV / VARCO FLUID CONTROL 1:00 pm Shot Gun Start - Afternoon Flight Courtesy rides for Golfers – Sponsored by Baker Hughes 2017 MEET & GREET KICK-OFF SUPPER 7:00 pm Steak and Lobster Dinner – sponsored by GILLISS CASING SERVICES INC. Entertainment provide by Forget Focal Point Music 11:00 pm – Grounds Closed

WEDNESDAY JUNE 5th OPENING CEREMONIES 9:45 am Chain Cutting with City of Weyburn Mayor Roy Guest Speakers SHOW OPEN 10:00 am - 7:00 pm SASKATCHEWAN HALL OF FAME & SE SASKATCHEWAN LEGENDS AWARDS LUNCHEON 12:00 pm Luncheon 12:15 pm Premiere Scott Moe 12:30 pm 2019 Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Recognition Awards sponsored by Crescent Point Energy | Presented by the Weyburn Oil Show Board 2:00 pm Guest Speaker Vivian Krause sponsored by Carson Group & Alchem Energy Services SASKATCHEWAN & SE SASKATCHEWAN OILMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 7:00 pm Prime Rib Dinner - sponsored by FINNING CANADA 8:30 pm SE Saskatchewan Oilman of the Year Award & SE Saskatchewan Oil Legends Award Presented by Weyburn Oil Show Board 11:00 pm – Grounds Closed

THURSDAY JUNE 6th SHOW OPEN 9:00 am - 3:30 pm INDUSTRY LUNCHEON 12:00 pm Industry Luncheon 12:30 pm Guest Speaker Rex Murphy sponsored by Valleyview Petroleum’s & Panther Drilling TAXI’S AND SAFE RIDES HOME FROM ALL EVENTS – PROVIDED BY BAKER HUGHS

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The Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show Returns in 2019 By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies


very two years, oil and gas industry professionals converge on the city of Weyburn. Attendees from around the province and across the continent arrive to network, to showcase products and services, to learn, and to have fun. The 2019 Oil & Gas Show is shaping up to be another fantastic event with much to offer both attendees and exhibitors. Just like past shows dating all the way back to 1985, the Weyburn Oil Show Board has worked hard to create another world-class oil and gas show this year. Exhibitors find the show valuable to make connections within the industry,

and most exhibitors return for show after show. Attendees are the same – coming back every two years enjoy the show, the speakers and meeting up with colleagues and friends.

Tournament at the Weyburn Golf Club. After a day on the course, the exhibitors join show attendees at the Steak & Lobster Dinner at the Weyburn Curling Rink.

“We’re hoping for another great show, which is happily timed with a bit of recovery in the industry,” says Del Mondor, Chairman. “We had 5,000 attendees in 2017, and we’re looking at the same or more this year. Plus, our high-profile guest speakers – Rex Murphy and Vivian Krause – have a lot to share with the show.”

The 2019 Oil & Gas Show officially opens Wednesday, June 5, with opening ceremonies and chain cutting with Weyburn Mayor Marcel Roy. Crescent Point Place will be filled with exhibitors and attendees, gathering together to celebrate the industry they proudly work in. The luncheon begins at noon at the Weyburn Curling Rink, with Premier Scott Moe speaking at 12.15 pm. At 12.30 pm, the 2019 Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Recognition Awards are handed out,

The event kicks off Tuesday, June 4, with the Exhibitor and Sponsor Golf

2019 Oil Show Board L-R BACK Todd Bedore, Pat Maloney, Ken Ferguson, Preston Roy, Tim Bangsund, Richard Henning, Mayor Marcel Roy, Mark Schneider, Tonya Miller, Laurence Woodard, Kevin Armstrong, Darren Woodard, Nikki Dickie, Darcy Cretin L-R FRONT Larry Heggs, Kim Brady, Trevor Sealy, Bill Pittman, Chairman Del Mondor, Show Manager Tanya Hulbert, Vice Chairman Dan Cugnet, Shane Pollock, Ron Jeffrey, Trevor Pandachuk, Don Sealy NOT IN PICTURE Dylan Gilliss, Jeff Chessal, Ray Frehlick, Ryan Janke, Ron Carson, Ron Dunville




“I think this is the best lineup of speakers and dignitaries we’ve ever had. The provincial government is even holding a cabinet meeting in Weyburn during the show,” says Dan Cugnet, Vice-Chairman. “Attendees will have unprecedented access to decision makers to share their thoughts and concerns. The Canadian oil sector has a great story, and we need to start telling it to the world. We’re worldleading, and we have to get the message out.”

L-R Del Mondor (Chairman), Tanya Hulbert (Show Manager), and Dan Cugnet (Vice Chairman)

celebrating the remarkable people and achievements of the industry.

Southeast Oilman of the Year Award is presented.

At 2.00 pm, show attendees can hear guest Vivian Krause deliver her presentation, also at the Weyburn Curling Rink. The prime rib dinner is served at 7.00 pm at the rink, and at 8.30 pm, everyone gathers together for the awards ceremony, where the Saskatchewan and

Thursday, June 6, attendees spend the morning meeting and working with show exhibitors and join for a luncheon at noon. At 12.30 pm, Rex Murphy takes the stage for his keynote address, and then attendees have another few hours to network and enjoy the show.

Not only does the show support the sector, it also supports the local area. Proceeds from the show always benefit the community, directly through the Oil Show Board or indirectly through the many service groups who make the show a success. “We are very fortunate to have an amazing group of board members that help align all of the complex pieces it takes to put this together. It definitely takes a village to coordinate this event and we are thankful to all of those that commit to help bring this opportunity to our City,” says Tanya Hulbert, Show Manager. “We invite anyone and everyone to come and check out what this industry is all about.” You don’t have to be in the industry to attend, and attendance is free. Simply register either in advance online or at the event. Learn more at and see you at the show!

Photos from the 2017 SK Oilshow




SASKATCHEWAN OIL & GAS RECOGNITION AWARDS SASKATCHEWAN HALL OF FAME & SE SASKATCHEWAN LEGENDS AWARDS LUNCHEON 12:00 pm Luncheon 12:15 pm Premiere Scott Moe 12:30 pm 2019 Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Recognition Awards Sponsored by Crescent Point Energy Presented by the Board of Governors Saskatchewan Hall of Fame Inductees: Ray Frehlick - President and General Manager of Prairie Mud Service Dean Potter - CEO and President of DPX Inc Eldon McIntyre - President and Owner of Jarrod Oils South East Saskatchewan Legends Inductees: Dean Pylypuk – Manager Estevan Ministry of Energy and Resources Jerry Mainil – Caprice Resources/Jerry Mainil Ltd. Glen Grimes – President and CEO - Petro Care Electric, Gold West Wire-Line, Grimes Energy LTD SASKATCHEWAN & SE SASKATCHEWAN OILMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 7:00 pm Prime Rib Dinner 8:30 pm 2019 Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Recognition Awards Sponsored by Finning Canada Presented by the Weyburn Oil Show Board Saskatchewan Oil Man of the Year Lane McKay, Executive Chairman – Steel Reef South East Saskatchewan Oil Man of the Year Dennis Day – President – Fast Trucking Service

Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show Crescent Point Place 327 Mergens Street NW Weyburn June 4, 5 & 6, 2019









ires must perform in real-life situations. You need to feel confident that the tires you buy will match the driving situations you encounter on a regular basis. Independent tire testers conducted extensive tests to determine how the tires in the core lineup perform in a range of conditions in both summer and winter. All results were analyzed and processed by the testing group and then provided to Kal Tire for sharing with our customers. BRAKING In the braking distance test, a vehicle approached a marked line at a consistent speed and braking distance was measured in metres. They varied the approach speeds by driving surface and by season for two reasons. First, this represents how most Canadians would normally drive on that surface in each season. Second, testing in both seasons, winter and summer, provides an indication of how a tire’s performance will be affected by road temperature. CORNERING The cornering test demonstrates the lateral traction capabilities of the tire over a range of surfaces from dry to icy pavement, in both summer and winter. To test cornering performance, a vehicle was driven in a radius circle and speed was slowly and progressively increased until the tire could no longer hold the corner and would lose traction. Since road surface temperatures can affect the cornering performance of a tire, the cornering tests are completed in all weather conditions including



dry, wet and icy pavement, and gravel roads. Slush cornering was tested with a corner set up with 5-7 cm of slush consistent throughout. Slush was raked in between vehicle tests to keep conditions consistent. The vehicle was driven around the corner until traction loss was observed. ROAD NOISE The road noise of a tire was measured with a decibel meter on a marked stretch of road at a set speed. Using a decibel meter, the peak decibel level was recorded for each tire. As road temperatures increase or decrease, road noise generally increases and decreases as well. HYDROPLANE RESISTANCE Hydroplane resistance was measured with repeated runs through a puddle that was maintained at a 4 cm deep. Starting at 80 km per hour, the speed of the vehicle was increased in 5 km per hour increments over repeated runs until the point where the tires lost traction or the vehicle reached 100 km per hour. How a tire resists hydroplaning can be significantly influenced by the temperature of the standing water and the road surface. MUD AND SLUSH STRAIGHT LINE ACCELERATION Mud acceleration was measured with trucks accelerating from a standing start in a pit of mud to a marked finish line. The time to cover the 6 metre distance was captured for each tire. Straight line stability on slush was measured by


accelerating the vehicle through a large patch of loose slush and snow until traction loss occurred. SEVERE SERVICE SYMBOL To ensure you are getting All-Weather tires be sure to check for the Government of Canada approved symbol on your tires. Since the test results are independent and objective, Canadians can confidently review the tire testing results to help determine which tire is best suited for the roads and road conditions they will likely encounter. From dry pavement to slush to gravel, we have the test results to help you find the best tire for your needs. Kal Tire, Weyburn, has certified technicians that are now SGI Accredited to do Saskatchewan Safety Inspections, and also specialize in levelling and lift kits.

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



but did not surprise them, having experienced the high quality of life here first hand. “It’s a good community for families,” says Del Mondor, owner of Aldon Oils. “Everyone knows everyone.”

Vibrant Lifestyle


eyburn is a strong, supportive community in southeastern Saskatchewan. The residents of this fast-growing, family-focused city enjoy an enviable lifestyle with quick commutes, low real estate rates and a high median income. “Weyburn provides a safe and stable lifestyle, which affords everyone the opportunity to focus on the things important to us as individuals, such as family, friends and fulfillment,” notes Councilor Jeff Richards. Money Sense magazine named Weyburn the Best Place to Live on the Prairies in 2017 and 2018 and 5th Best Place to Live in Canada in 2018 – awards which pleased the people of this Prairie paradise



Thanks to the twin pillars of oil/gas and agriculture, the city’s young population possesses a strong spending power and plenty of opportunities to participate in fun activities with family and friends. In Weyburn, there is something for everyone. Athletes of all ages will find ample activities, from skateboarding and swimming to wrestling and water polo and much, much more. For those who prefer to watch rather than play, Weyburn is the home of the SJHL Red Wings and WCBL Beavers. For the artistictype, there are clubs for painters and potters, quilters and carvers, among others. Many an enchanted evening is spent at the Cugnet Centre enjoying live performances by both local entertainers and visiting artists. Everyone is excited to watch the progress on the


“People want to live where they have amenities and a great sense of community.” - Twila Walkeden, Executive Director of Weyburn Regional Economic Development

new Weyburn Recreation and Cultural Centre. Work began in March, and the Centre is expected to open in Fall 2021. It is this, the city’s vibrant lifestyle, that is a main attraction for those looking to relocate here. “People want to live where they have amenities and a great sense of community,” notes Twila Walkeden, Executive Director of Weyburn Regional Economic Development.

Bold Vision Located at the heart of a resource-rich region, Weyburn’s economic growth has long been energized by the vibrant local entrepreneurial spirit. “Here, in Weyburn, there are lots of opportunities, lots of ideas and lots of creativity,” says Mondor. “It is a place where people are willing to take a chance.”

SK Oilshow Board L-R Del Mondor (Chairman), Dan Cugnet (Vice Chairman), Tanya Hulbert (Show Manager)




This entrepreneurial zeal is fostered early at the local high school. “One thing we have in our educational system which is really quite exceptional is the Junior Achievers,” explains Walkeden. “In this class, groups of students form a company, run the company, market the company and use this as a platform. The students learn that there are opportunities in building your own business and how to do it. Many of the students have gone on into business, to own businesses, just because of the exposure that they have had in public school. It’s an awesome opportunity.” Those students who do decide to pursue a business career find a wealth of learning

opportunities at the local campus of Southeast College. Also, at Weyburn Regional Economic Development, budding businesspeople find a supportive hand to both guide them and to advocate on their behalf - working with the city and RM to develop incentives, ensuring a stable work force and generally making sure things are shovel-ready.

Driven to Succeed Weyburn’s unique combination of a young, skilled workforce, impressive transportation infrastructure and close proximity to abundant natural resources make it the perfect place to

conduct business. With three highways running through the city as well as CP Rail, Weyburn’s business community is connected to the world. The over half a million tons of grain passing through its terminals every year travel to tables all around the globe. A progressive community bursting with possibilities, Weyburn is the ideal place for innovative investments. The city’s estimated annual household spending is $279 million, while the region’s is over $1 billion! Many small and medium-sized businesses thrive in the community, providing jobs and stimulating the local economy. “There is a good, supportive oilfield industry here in Weyburn,” notes Mondor. “My business is in its 45th year. This is proof that Weyburn is an excellent place to operate a business. I’m not interested in moving my business to Calgary or anywhere else.”




Weyburn has the third lowest commercial property taxes in the province and the second lowest residential municipal property taxes making a great location to start a business and raise a family. The staff at Weyburn Regional Economic Development work with investors, government and community partners to attract, retain and expand businesses, while Southeast Newcomer Services works with new residents to help them to secure everything they need to begin their new lives in Weyburn. Weyburn is known as ‘The Opportunity City’ for many reasons, but pride of place goes to its people. “It’s the people that create opportunities,” says Mayor Marcel Roy. “It’s community spirit that made our pioneers successful and it continues today, making Weyburn a great place to live, work and invest.”




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“Dedicated to providing quality service and outstanding workmanship that is unparalleled in our industry.” COMMITMENT OF

MANAGEMENT Ron Newett, owner of Southern Range Well Servicing in Weyburn has been around the oil patch a time or two, witnessing the many ups and downs that happen in the oil industry. With over 35 years’ experience in the oilfield, he continually utilizes his knowledge to implement change in this challenging industry. COMMITMENT OF

SAFETY Recognizing that safety is an integral part of business today Southern Range has implemented rigorous safety initiatives; setting a high standard in safe work procedures. In an industry that is by nature hazardous it is essential to have stringent policies and procedures in place to protect everyone. COMMITMENT OF

SERVICE Southern Range has a large warehouse which stores replacement parts and supplies. This allows for a regularly-scheduled maintenance program designed to reduce the risk of injury and property damage. Maintenance and service is performed by company employees or contracted service providers who possess the appropriate skills and accreditation. Turnaround time on repairs is very quick and efficient. We take pride in our employees and the service we provide. COMMITMENT OF

COMMUNITY Southern Range Well Servicing is extremely proud to call Weyburn home and would like to thank all customers for their support. We look back at the past with perspective and eagerly anticipate what the future holds for oil production in Saskatchewan.

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Welcome to the 2019 Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show


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Full Speed Ahead Fast Trucking Service Leads the Industry By Brook Thalgott Photos Freeze Frame Photography


ast Trucking Service Ltd. was established in 1957 with just a winch truck and a water truck. Today, the company has grown into one of the largest family-owned rig moving companies in western Canada. If you drilled an oil well in the area from 1983 to today, there is a good chance that Fast moved the rig. The company began with Tony and Vi Day, and today is run by their children Dennis, Larry and Linda. The Day family roots in southeast Saskatchewan are deep. The Day children – Dennis, Larry, Linda and Teresa – were born and raised in Carnduff. The family lived in a trailer that was kept at the family’s farmyard or at the rig. The Day family would eventually move onto the land that is now the FAST Trucking Service yard. The Day children all gained experience in the oil industry at the family business founded by their father. Tony Day was active in the company until his passing last May. “Dad was 85, and still coming with me on jobs,” says Day. “He loved what he did and what he built.” Vi Day, now in her 70s, still helps in the office, along with Teresa and Larry’s wife Lori. Larry dispatches, Linda maintains the books, and Dennis keeps an eye on



L-R Laurie Connelly, Dennis Day, Darwin Duncombe, Lindsay Huish, Greg Wall


BACK ROW L-R Dalton Lemieux, Darcy Hall, Greg Wall, Kevin McCannell, Colin Taylor, Alex Huish, Derek Tetreault, Brody Connelly, Levi Duncombe, Ed Whitrow FRONT ROW L-R Harly Day, Dennis Day, Vi Day, Linda Apperley, Lindsay Huish, Nathan Day, Kendric Friesen, Doug Temple, Darwin Duncombe, Laurie Connelly, Joe Harvey, Gary Annetts, Mark Smith, Tammy Irwin, Darcy Irwin, Matt Goymer, Brett Bonneteau, Joe Faber, Zach Antonyshen

the operation. The third generation of the Days – Dennis’s sons Harly and Nathan and Larry’s sons Levi and Lucas – are now learning the ropes like their own dads did from their father. Fast Trucking was just the beginning for the Day family. The family founded Day Construction in 1979, and in 1986, Tony, Dennis and Larry started their own oil company, TDL Petroleum. They drilled their first oil well south of Carnduff, along with several other wells over the years. In 1995, Fast Trucking built its 41,000 square foot flagship shop in Carnduff, which still serves the company today. In 1996, General Well Servicing was born, and the company grew again in 2005 with the purchase of Sam’s Trucking. As one of the largest rig movers on the prairies, Fast Trucking has an impressive reach. In the last decade, the company has moved a whopping 15,000 rigs. They covered territory from northeastern BC near the Yukon border, all the way to south to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Over the past ten years, they have averaged at least 1,000 rig moves every year. Impressive, indeed. Dennis notes that none of these companies would be successful without strong leadership from management and the hard work of nearly 300 employees. “We have had the opportunity to sell the company in the last few years, but we

L-R Levi Duncombe, Darwin Duncombe, Laurie Connelly, Brody Connelly, Dennis Day, Harly Day, Nathan Day

This year, Dennis Day is proud to be named as the 2019 Southeast Saskatchewan Oilman of the Year. He will be honoured on June 5, 2019 at an awards dinner during the 2019 Oil & Gas Show in Weyburn. This recognition came as a surprise to Dennis. He is an active leader in the oil industry as president of Fast Trucking Service and their related companies. Dennis follows in the footsteps of his father, Tony, who was also named Oilman of the Year in 1999.

have always opted to keep Fast Trucking Service in the family,” says Day. “This company is our family’s legacy, and we’re proud of what we have built in the community with our employees and our customers.”


With locations in Carnduff, Estevan, Virden and Pierson (and over 1,000 pieces of equipment), Fast Trucking Service Ltd. and their group of companies is proud of the industry and the communities they serve. Built and managed with pride for



TOP LEFT L-R Brody Connelly, Alex Huish MIDDLE LEFT L-R Dennis Day, Teresa Kyle, Vi Day, Linda Apperley, Larry Day BOTTOM LEFT L-R Lucas Day, Lori Day, Vi Day, Larry Day, Levi Day TOP RIGHT Mark Smith

COMPANIES Fast Trucking Service Ltd. Dennis Day, President Larry Day, Operations Manager Darwin Duncombe, Dispatcher Laurie Connelly, General Manager Greg Wall, Safety Manager Sam's Trucking Estevan (2004) Ltd. Bob Lawrence, General Manager General Well Servicing Ltd. Kevin McCannell, General Manager Day Construction Ltd. Tony Lampertz, General Manager Fontana's Trucking 2006 Ltd. Bruce Bailey, General Manager Forsyth Hauling (2010) Ltd. Rick Murray, Pierson VP Operations Alesha Fayle, Pierson Operations Manager Scott Dalziel, Virden VP Operations Darcy Skayman, Virden Operations Manager Competition Environmental Ltd. Charlie Bayliss, VP Operations Greg Wang, Operations Manager Jason Hollinger, Controller

more than 60 years, three generations of the Day family and a team of nearly 300 are hardworking, honest and dedicated to their customers just like the day the company started. Times may change,



but their commitment never does. “If it wasn’t for our customers and our team, we wouldn’t be where we are today,” says Day. “It’s that simple.”


Fast Trucking Service Ltd. Box 700 Carnduff 306.482.3244



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IS A GREAT ACCOUNTANT By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies


ancy McMahon, owner of N.M McMahon CPA Professional Corporation, is committed to her clients and her work as an accountant. A practicing accountant for more than 25 years, Nancy began her career in British Columbia before moving to Weyburn a few years ago. Her move to the city was a great success, and her practice is proudly providing accounting services to Weyburn’s businesses and residents. “Accounting is my life’s work, and I love helping people manage their financial lives,” says Nancy. N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation provides full service accounting, including AgriStability and AgriInvest, tax planning and consulting, re-organizations, corporate and personal income tax preparation, family trusts, estate work, financial statement preparation, bookkeeping and payroll,



and CRA assistance. Nancy and her team work with corporate and personal clients with accounting needs of all kinds. The McMahon team tackle issues both big and small and enjoy their work with their clients. “We provide personal, face-toface service,” says Nancy. “Our clients


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accounting needs are met. “My work has allowed me to meet people working in many fields,” says Nancy. “I help people make the right decisions for their companies.” Nancy has also expanded her practice to Regina. Demand has grown, and she now offers services to Regina and area clients from her office in the city’s downtown. Whatever you need, personally or professionally, Nancy and her staff can help. See what Nancy and the N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation can do for you. Learn more by calling (306) 842.5344 and see Nancy and the team at the 2019 Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show on June 5 and 6 at Crescent Point Place.

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Celebrating 25 years in business! Since 1994, Weyburn’s Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP has proudly served the Weyburn area. Cogent can handle all your business and personal accounting needs, offering a full suite of services, including accounting, tax planning and remittance, bookkeeping, payroll, estates and trusts, succession planning, business consulting and more. Cogent is a one-stop shop for all your business and personal accounting needs.


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