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Dirty&Down Participants will get dirty during the mud run on July 13 (Photo by Kelly Morton)

Dirty Donkey Run a new United Way fundraiser

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he Dirty Donkey Obstacle Mud Run is not for the faint of heart. The five-kilometre race is not your typical 30-minute run — it includes mud pits, swinging ropes and specially designed obstacles the entire way through. This year, it is coming to Saskatoon for the first time. “Not only is it fun, because you actually have permission now to get dirty — you’re old now, your parents can’t tell you what to do — but we encourage participation because of the social aspect as well,” said organizer John Ford. “There’s also that

personal goal and that personal challenge aspect of it too. Never tell yourself you can’t do something; it’s just going to make you want to do it more.” Ford is a seasoned adventure racer in Winnipeg who started off with bodybuilding and personal training. While travelling around the country to attend the unique races, he and Rick Shone decided it was time for their city to have its own race. “I’ve been adventure racing for about 12 years,” said Ford. “Rick owns a wilderness store here in Winnipeg, and we decided to put on our own adventure race because nobody else was doing anything like it in Manitoba. We were going to all these other places to actually race, so

why not put on our own? Even though we would never get a chance to race in our own race, we thought everybody else would enjoy it.” They were right. The first Swamp Donkey Adventure Race in 2007 brought out 42 teams of three for the event. Since then, the event has grown substantially and is now the largest adventure race in North America. The longer race is the signature Swamp Donkey event; there is also the Ice Donkey in February and the five-kilometre race being held in both Winnipeg and Saskatoon. “The addition of Saskatoon was actually on the urging of our beer sponsor, Original 16 from Great West Breweries,” said Ford.

“At a meeting, they said it would be great in Saskatoon, so we thought ‘heck, why not?’ It was so successful in Winnipeg, why not bring it out to Saskatoon as well? That way it keeps that prairie homegrown feel as well.” The Dirty Donkey Run will be held at Blackstrap Provincial Park on July 13. Runners can choose from four different categories: The individual five kilometre, the team 5K, the individual KickASS and team KickASS. Ford encourages people of all fitness levels to try out the Dirty Donkey Run. Teams can be of unlimited sizes. Last year in Winnipeg, 1,200 runners of all abilities participated. (Continued on page 4)


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AST WEEK WAS a bit trying for do that and would ask for a follow-up call. my family after our 18-monthThis led to a few duck jokes. old dog, Dodger, was injured When the vet was chatting with us and had to spend a night at the Western College of Veterinarian Medicine at the about Dodger, I asked her if she’d seen the duck. University of Saskatchewan. “I don’t do ducks,” she said It started when Dodger with a laugh. “We leave those gave a little cry when for the exotic guys.’’ he jumped off the bed The exotics must be the life or a chair. (Yes, we of the college. shouldn’t let the dog on Dodger spent the night and the furniture. I know had a CT scan the next morning. that). Soon he didn’t At 5 p.m. he came home. There like the idea of going up was no damage to his vertebra, or down stairs. Then he but there are disc problems. For wasn’t using his hind legs the next six weeks he is kennel and was collapsing to bound, except for potty breaks. his right when he tried to He doesn’t understand what stand. is happening. How can this We took him to the Editor family that once loved me keep Small Animal Clinic. We putting me in a pen. I used to found out Dodger had suffered a back injury. This was likely jump on furniture. Why can’t I sleep on the pillow behind “Mom?’’ Why due to roughhousing with Bones (our can’t I bite “Dad’’ for no particular eldest son’s puppy — a big, 50-pound reason. What will I eat now that I can’t puppy) or as the clinic suggested, Dodger may be predisposed to injury of find half-empty plates of food that Jay leaves throughout the house? this nature. It isn’t going to be a fun six weeks While waiting, I found it interesting how people bond in situations like this. for any of us. He is mending. I hope the duck is too. Those in the waiting room become buddies. We shared and compared JUST BEFORE DODGER’S stories about our pets. The owner of Bear was having a heck of time keeping INJURY, I had my first career tick. After going for a walk at Chief a cast on his leg. He’s a farm dog, so Whitecap Park, I was back on the resting a leg isn’t part of his nature. couch when I felt something walking Biting off casts is part of his nature. on my arm. Odd-looking little beast, Clearly, the staff at the college have I thought. I did what I always do and seen Bear before. shrieked. “Sandy, come quickly! There A cool guy brought in an injured is something on my arm.’’ When she male mallard duck. He had the duck wrapped in a blanket. I was impressed didn’t answer, the bug and I went outside to where she was cutting the that somebody would take the time to SASKATOON

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Saskatoon bowler takes on the world

Ray Kloschinsky was a very good coach. wight Safroniuk is a 10-pin He was very patient and listened well. bowler who has overcome the challenge of being deaf to elevate He was very thorough in explaining things to me. He would write things his game to international levels. on paper, give examples and show me He competed and won medals at things that I’m doing, things that I can the Special Olympic World Summer Games in Greece in 2011. He’s about to improve on. He was just an awesome embark on another European adventure person, happy and always cheerful but taught us about discipline too. He was as a Canadian entry in the 2013 World Deaflympics, which will be held in Sofia, my coach for many years. The person who replaced him was a Bulgaria, from July 24 to Aug. 4. very nice lady named Ruth Exley. She Part of his preparation will come took over as Special Olympics bowling by entering the Saskatchewan Summer coach about four years ago. Special Olympic Games on She is also a very supportJune 22. It is an event involving ive person, just like Ray, seven sports. Its winners will and she has all the best qualify to represent Saskatchqualities of a coach. She got ewan at the national championto see me bowl in Greece ships at Vancouver in 2014. and she was very proud of Safroniuk has been a Special me. Olympian since 1999, winning There is also my ball numerous events. He’s had driller-friend named Martin three perfect games of 300, Chan who lives in Calgary. has shot 299 twice — once at When I learned I was comthe National Deaf Games in peting in Greece, I thought, Edmonton — and had 10 strikes People ‘Whoa!’ I need the best another time for a 288 in Speequipment so I can be at my cial Olympic playoffs. best. I Googled ball drillers and his name Safroniuk, 44, is a senior assembler popped up, so I got my wife to contact with SED Systems. him. We met him in Century Bowl in Through email and with the help of Calgary. He taught me the importance of his wife, Emilyn, Dwight and I shared having a perfect fit for the finger holes some questions and answers about his in your ball, measuring it very precisely success story. and the types of balls that should be Express: In your first days of bowling, were there times you had any doubts used in different types of oil patterns. He made sure I knew what to do, how to or were you satisfied with the support position myself on the lanes, where to and with your own confidence? throw the ball and stuff like that. BowlDwight: Well, I first started bowling takes a lot of calculating, adapting to ing at the age of 10 in Fairhaven Bowl different lanes and oil patterns, and using in Saskatoon and didn’t know anything about bowling at all. I was taught in the the right balls, the right weight of the balls for you. Youth Bowling Council program. My Express: Was the event in Greece the parents were always there to watch my highest on your list of thrills, especially games, were very encouraging and so with having family there? were the coaches. My deafness really Dwight: That was my first ever didn’t bother me except when things were being explained to us. I felt left out international bowling tournament experibecause I wouldn’t understand what they ence, and I bowled with the best Special Olympic bowlers from all over the were saying. But they always took me aside and explained it with actions. The world. They were very good and I have to admit that I was intimidated and was coach would show me what to do visually and I followed it. I was very shy and nervous. Yes, that was indeed one of the highalways wondered if people were talking about me. I kept on bowling every week, est thrills in bowling that I’ve had. First I got to know my teammates better and I of all, it was held in one of the most beautiful, historical countries. My dad, felt better after that. who was just recently diagnosed with  Express: Were there people especially influential as you entered YBC and Parkinson’s disease, was able to be there. So were my mom, who has always been Special Olympics? Dwight: The most influential people there for me in any sport and my wife who is very supportive of everything. in my sports life have been my parents because they kept me busy with all sorts They were able to see me compete and win gold medals for my country — a of sports and activities. As a kid, I was gold for singles against a Swedish in hockey, soccer, basketball, bowling, swimming. In Special Olympics, I was in bowler who was so talented and a gold bowling, floor hockey, cross-country ski- in doubles with my teammate, Viateur Baudry, from Quebec. I got to meet, ing and slo-pitch. When I was in YBC, shake the hand and have a picture taken my teammates were a good influence because they cheered me on. My coaches with Timothy Shriver from the Kennedy family who founded Special Olympic were all very nice to me. RS31147.F10 sports. When I began in Special Olympics,

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Dwight Safroniuk has overcome the challenge of being deaf to become a world champion bowler (Photo by Amanda Adam) Also because of this accomplishment in Greece, I received the Hazel McLeary Award from the Canadian Ten Pin Federation. They invited us to attend their annual general meeting in Windsor and we did. I was presented with this beautiful trophy and a shirt with my name on it, and it just made my day! Express: Tell me about the next trip to Europe?  Dwight: The trip to Europe coming up is for the World Deaflympics Games. There are 19 sports in the Deaflympics, and I am in bowling. I was picked, along with four others — one from Edmonton, one from Winnipeg and two from Montreal. I will be leaving for our last training camp in Toronto on July 19, and from there we train for a few days, then leave for Sofia, Bulgaria. Express: Can you give me a summation on whether you regretted the loss of hearing

and yet being thankful for the athletic ability? Dwight: I don’t really regret my loss of hearing. Of course sometimes I think how much easier it would be if I could hear. I didn’t even know about dating and stuff like that until my sister told me how the dating thing works. It’s still hard for me to understand even simple vocabulary. I have to ask my mom or my wife to explain a lot of things to me. But God made me this way. Like I told Tyrel Rose when he wrote about me in his blog, I am thankful for what I am because even if I am deaf, I have people around me that are supportive of me, believe in me, and truly care unconditionally for me and that is my accomplishment. I am a perfectionist, and believe that if you don’t try, you don’t get anywhere. And I apply that to everything that I do, in life and in sports.


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Get good and dirty for a great cause

(Continued from page 1) The special KickASS section is designated for the first and last heat (at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.) and will be a longer, harder version of the regular obstacle course. “We have some teams that are definitely in it to win it, and they go hard; it’s every man or woman for themselves. But, we have other teams that are in it for fun; they come out, they come in costume, they create interesting names. We get some really interesting ones with a lot of plays on the donkey theme,” said Ford with a laugh. Last year, the Dirty Donkey Run raised more than $40,000 for the MS Society of Canada in Winnipeg. This year, the run will be partnered with the United Way of Saskatoon and Area. “We were really excited to have Dirty Donkey approach us, and ask us to be their charity partner on this event. It’s a really great opportunity to bring something new to Saskatoon,” said Erica England, manager of communications and events for United Way. “It’s a really fun event and (the mud runs) are building momentum in North America so we’re excited to be attached to something like this. It’s encouraging people to get good and dirty

for a good cause in our community.” United Way of Saskatoon and Area partnered with local businesses to offer rewards for the top fundraisers. The top individual fundraiser for the Dirty Donkey mud run will win a prize pack from Running Room Saskatoon, and for every $100 raised individually, fundraisers are entered in a grand prize draw for a standup paddleboard, paddle and lesson from Escape Sports. Runners are encouraged to do fundraising by registering through the United Way’s website at www.unitedway. ca. There is a link to fundraise on the homepage. Runners must register for the Dirty Donkey Run as both a participant and (separately) as a fundraiser for United Way. For those wanting to prepare for Saskatoon’s adventure race, boot camps are being offered this month by Inspire Fitness. To learn more, visit www. inspirefitness.ca or follow the links offered on the Dirty Donkey Run Facebook page. To register or learn more about the Dirty Donkey Run, visit the website at www.dirtydonkeyrun.com, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ dirtydonkeyrun or follow the Twitter handle @dirtydonkeyrun.

This Athlete has true grit (Photo by Kelly Morton)

Cyclists not forgotten in south bridge project

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uestion: I live in Parkridge we are still looking for solutions. Top and regularly commute up 11th priority of course is we want to make sure Street to reach River Landing. I the cyclists and pedestrians are safe. appreciate the walk light that has Question: Were you invited to the been put up at the intersection of 11th and Pride parade and will you be able to Dundonald Avenue. It makes attend? crossing much safer. I am Mayor Atchison: We were wondering if there are plans to certainly invited, but we are develop a walking/biking path in Spain (for the World Cities along 11th Street West. There Summit Mayors Forum) is somewhat of a path right at the time of the parade. I now on the north side, but it is have also been asked why I in quite bad shape and is not didn’t spend $100 to be part maintained at all. In the past, I of an advertisement for Pride would go through Montgomery Week. (The ad appeared in and cross Dundonald Avenue the Express two weeks ago, at Fletcher Road and commute with Mayor Atchison, Randy through the south west Donauer and Eric Olausan industrial area, but that is no Ask the Mayor declining to contribute to the longer accessible. Once the new cost of the ad.) bridge is open, there will be Those are taxpayers’ even more traffic down 11th Street. I hope dollars. The Mayor’s Office does not pay pedestrians and bicyclists are taken into for advertising or spend money promoting consideration. causes or community events. We could Mayor Atchison: A lot of parts to that probably spend $1 million a year because question. First of all, when Circle Drive we are inundated with requests every day. South opens in a few weeks it is going We are asked to take out ads in programs to have pedestrian and cyclist dedicated and magazines — national publications paths, which will take you along 11th and international publications, mining Street and Dundonald all the way over to publications. You name it and the Mayor’s Spadina Crescent. In addition, the MVA Office is asked to do it. So where do you is going to be looking after a section from draw the line? Who is special and who Circle Drive South bridge all the way over isn’t special, especially when I think to Dudley Street, I believe it is. That will everyone is special? become a beautiful MVA trail that will I always find it interesting that when take you all the way downtown. we aren’t able to get to a lot of other Right now, 17th Street ends at Avenue events, no one ever asks us about those. P. There are plans to extend that in the Take the Saskatoon Prayer Breakfast this future. Right now there are sidewalks year; there wasn’t a lot of talk in the media on the west side that take you over to about which councillors were there and 11th Street. We have just improved the which weren’t. corner of Avenue P and 11th Street, People have asked me where I was last and eventually there will be more year. We did an event for prostate-cancer improvements along 11th Street. awareness plus Filipino days, plus two There was another plan to extend 17th other events all in that same time frame. Street over to 11th Street along the railway And the year prior to that I think I was in tracks. But that got nixed. The plan didn’t Singapore (for a World Cities Summit). get a very warm reception, shall I say. I Saskatoon is an inclusive city; a city for think if we were to use the area alongside everyone. It’s a welcoming city. We try to the CP rail line and put in a cyclistparticipate in as many events as we can. pedestrian path that would take you over (Have a question for Mayor Atchison? to the 11th Street area and to Avenue W Email it to editorial@saskatoonexpress. that might be a solution. As I said, those com. Please include “mayor’’ in the are things that weren’t well received, but subject line.)

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o you know how your financial appearing in your account — after the three advisor gets paid? It will vary from per cent commission is paid to the firm. firm to firm, and often from advisor Front-end mutual funds also have a to advisor. But typically, it’s either going built-in fee component, which I’ll cover in to be on a commission basis, fee basis or the next column. combination of both. In my case, I usually INVISIBLE COMMISSION work with clients on a fee basis. Some transaction commissions are builtToday’s column will highlight the in and “hidden” from view. commission model, with a As an example, when you future column addressing the purchase guaranteed investment fee model. certificates (GICs), you’ll get 100 COMMISSIONS per cent of your money invested Commissions are charged at the stated interest rate, but a every time you make a commission is paid to the firm transaction in a commission by the GIC issuer. Further, your or trading account. The money remains locked in until the amount of commission GIC matures in anywhere from may vary depending on the one to five years. number of transactions, size “Low load” and “DSC” mutual of transaction and the amount funds typically pay an up-front Finance of money you have invested commission of anywhere from with the firm. two to five per cent to the firm, The commission is the total amount that but you won’t see visible evidence of goes to the advisor’s firm. Then, depending that because 100 per cent of your money on pay structure, the advisor receives their is invested. What makes this possible is portion of it. these kinds of mutual funds are subject to VISIBLE COMMISSION a deferred sales charge. DSC stands for Some commissions are “visible.” “deferred sales charge’” and “low load” As an example, if your advisor charges also refers to a shorter-term deferred sales for stock trades, you will pay a commission charge. This means if you sell your fund on each trade. The amount is clearly early (typically seven years in the case of reported on a transaction confirmation DSC funds), you’ll pay a fee to the mutual slip. This would also apply when buying fund company to cover the cost of the or selling an exchange traded fund (ETF). commission initially paid to your advisor’s If the commission is one per cent and you firm. buy 10,000 shares of a stock or ETF at $10 Low load and DSC mutual funds also per share, that’s $100,000 for the shares have a built-in fee component. and $1,000 for the commission. Your total ASK cost is $101,000. If you realize you don’t really In another example, you may be subject understand how your advisor gets paid, to visible commissions when buying the ask. It’s more than OK to ask for an “front-end” version of mutual funds, which explanation of both “visible” and “hidden” are typically sold with commission of commissions — it’s your money. anywhere from zero to five per cent of the In the next column, I’ll address the invested amount. If a $100,000 investment fee model and summarize with a few is made in a mutual fund with a front-end comments on both the commission and fee sales charge of three per cent, you would models. notice that $97,000 is the total amount Derek Shevkenek is a Saskatoon

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Evening Under the Stars Jeans ’n Classics founder promises great night of music

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hen the orchestra in London, Ont., approached musician Peter Brennan to compose a musical score for an Elton John show in the 1990s, he willingly took the job, though he admits “I completely lied and said, ‘Of course I can.’ ” It was a smashing success. One show led to a second show, which led to a third show and the rest is history. The founder of the musical group, Jeans ’n Classics, still considers himself blessed to be successfully composing and performing shows. “I studied music classically, but I was what you could call a Jekyll and Hyde — I was always playing in rock bands,” said Brennan. “By default, I became the studio production and arrangement guy in bands because 99 per cent of pop and rock musicians don’t read music. I got known around London for doing that type of thing, and it was in the early ’90s when the orchestra in London approached me. “It was around 1996, when we jumped into the deep end and Jeans ’n Classics became the main pursuit of mine. The power of the grapevine is amazing; I always tell people that, being a musician, I have absolutely no business sense and no foresight. But we always just flowed with it.” Going with the flow is working for the band, which has around 26 members. Brennan’s love of combining orchestral arrangements with classic rock has elevated the band to rock-star status. Jeans ’n Classics performs in large venues across Canada and the United States. They played in front of a crowd of 20,000 people in Hartford, Conn., just last summer. “We’ve done outdoor shows many times before. It’s always a lot of fun, people come and they bring picnics and they either bring lawn chairs or sprawl on the grass,” said Brennan with a laugh. “Usually, in ones we’ve done touring, you get five to six thousand people.” Summer is the time of outdoor concerts for the classical rock band, and this year is no exception. Jeans ’n Classics is coming to Saskatoon Aug. 21 to perform the music of Queen for the Evening Under the Stars concert, held at the Whitecap Dakota First Nations grounds. This isn’t the first time Jeans ’n Classics has come to Saskatoon. In fact, the band performed the music of Queen with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra last year. “We’ve been in Saskatoon for a Michael Jackson show, an ABBA show and, next season, we’re coming to do a Pink Floyd show,” said Brennan. “The Saskatoon Symphony is a wonderful group to work with. The people are really neat, not only musically, but personally

The music of Queen will be featured Aug. 21 at the Whitecap Dakota Dunes First Nation (Photo Submitted) to get along with. So it’s a real treat to play with them.” Not only will Jeans ’n Classics be backed by the symphony, but by Saskatoon’s Symphonic Choir as well. The choir will be featured in the second half of the show. It’s nothing but the best for a timeless band such as Queen. “I think it’s pretty hard to get any better,” said Brennan of the relevancy of Queen music today. “They were a moment. You had extraordinary musicianship and extraordinary musical scope. Freddie (Mercury), because he was classically trained, but he loved every kind of music. I mean, he could rock with the best of them and then he liked opera. There was no holds barred on his creativity, and there was no record label saying, ‘You got to keep it in this little tiny channeling.’ He would have told them where to go. “They did what they did, and obviously millions upon millions of fans reacted to it. They created such an impact with their fearlessness, and that fearlessness was backed up by such chops and such scope. Bohemian Rhapsody is just a work of art; I remember driving around in the car in the

mid-’70s and it was on the radio, and the guy said, ‘Well there’s nothing I can do after that but play it again.’ Then, he played it again.” It’s this sort of challenge to live up to music legends that inspires Brennan on the stage. He estimates that almost 60 people will be onstage, not including the orchestra. This is what musicians live for. “It’s not an elevator treatment of Queen, it’s the real thing,” said Brennan. “It’s heartwarming and it’s terribly enjoyable. You really do have a sense of awesomeness doing it; you realize, ‘Man, were these guys good.’ So it’s an honour, and we try and do it with a great deal of respect for the material. The engaging part is how it fuses with the animal that is an orchestra, and in this case, a choir as well. It’s going to be great.” Tickets for an Evening Under the Stars featuring the Jeans ’n Classics are $50 each and available in person at the Jazz Festival Box office situated at the Delta Bessborough or over the phone @306.652.4700 or online via our website www.eveningunderthestars. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and tickets went on sale May 6.

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lair Voth Miller, Brad Miller and Cole Dobranski may have met in Calgary, but they are as Saskatchewan as they come. Their shared passion for the food and hospitality industry has brought them home. The three have joined together to open the Congress Beer House, a restaurant/bar on Second Avenue. “We felt that Saskatoon was ready for some exciting new restaurants, which are popping up all over,” said Voth Miller. “We’re in really good company on Second Avenue. We are really looking to offer that authentic, casual atmosphere paired with great food and a diverse selection of beer.” Congress Beer House is a labour of love for the three. Inside, the furniture tells a story of its own: The table tops are all crafted by Voth Miller’s uncle and the rough pine back bar is handmade by Ryan Unger of Rhine Artisans. The exposed brick inside was part of the original interior, a hidden treat discovered after removing the drywall. “It’s been a pretty crazy journey from when we started construction in February,” said Voth Miller. “That brick is just beautiful, and there are a lot of personal touches in the construction. There’s lots of neat stuff and it’s as local as it comes; that’s the big focus. With the beer it’s the exact same thing, we put all the local beers we could get on tap.” Congress Beer House has 32 taps in total, a number that the owners considered carefully. Selections range from breweries all across Canada, from an awardwinning nut ale brewed in Vancouver to products from Great Western Breweries in Saskatoon. “I think it’s one of the most extensive lists in Saskatoon. We felt like we didn’t

want to go bigger than 32 taps because beer is actually better fresh,” said Voth Miller. “I don’t think a lot of people know that once you tap a keg, you have to drink it. You have a month and then the quality goes down. “There’s the same focus on the food that we’re putting on the beer. With 32 taps, we feel like they’ll be rotating fast enough. What you’re going to get is fresh. We’ve really focused the beer menu so far on really great Canadian breweries, but we also have lots of special orders coming hopefully soon.” One hiccup is waiting for shipments to come in sometimes, Voth Miller said. It can take from three weeks to more than a month for beers to come in through Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA), so a couple of beers listed on the menu are still on their way. “We had to reorder everything two weeks after our first order because the SLGA switched their commercial account away from Willow Park in Regina,” said Voth Miller. “A lot of people don’t realize that you can’t walk into a liquor store and buy something off the shelf; we’re in the same boat as consumers. We’re at the mercy of whatever system’s in place, but we do have some really cool, different beers and it’s only going to get more extensive.” Congress also puts an emphasis on food. Head chef Dobranski, who has worked in kitchens both in Regina and Calgary, created a menu with a focus on fresh, comfort food and items that can be easily shared. Items offered range from more simple items such as homemade perogies to finer dishes like escargot. “He did the whole menu. He really doesn’t like when food becomes something that’s intimidating,” said Voth Miller. “He doesn’t do anything out of a package in

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Cole Dobranski and Blair Voth Miller in front of the Congress Beer House’s bar (Photo by Joelle Tomlinson) the kitchen, so everything is made from scratch. There is literally a freezer just for the perogies. We wanted to make a place where you could get the best steak in town, and amazing food, but you can come in with your ball cap on. You don’t have to feel uncomfortable.” Though nights have been the busiest so far, Voth Miller said lunches are a priority as well. Items like soup-and-sandwich combo are offered as a special for around $10. “We have lunches for people that work downtown. They’re affordable, quality, fast lunches and that’s my main focus now,” said Dobranski. “It’s going to be quick, quick, quick.” With many businesses come and gone in the Congress Beer House’s location, is there any fear about bad luck lingering in the building?

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f there ever was a time to see an opera in Saskatchewan, this is it. The Saskatoon Opera presents the classic and beloved opera, Carmen, on June 15, 18, 20 and 22. The opera, written by George Bizet, was a catalyst for the changing scene in opera in the 1800s. “People were finally putting realism onstage. The plot comes from a real incident of this exotic gypsy woman who seduces this good-hearted country boy, who is in the army,” said Barbara Montalbetti, artistic director of the Saskatoon Opera since 2000. “He fell for her and she gets involved in these illegal activities . . . they have a violent relationship and he ends up killing her, then he gets executed himself.” Nationally acclaimed opera singer Lauren Segal plays Carmen, the seductress, and she shares the main stage with Adam Luther, who plays the young farmer Don Jose. Local talent will be abundant on the Remai Arts Centre stage, with Regina’s Gordon Bintner as Escamillo, along with other rising talents such as Michael Harris, Joshua Whelan, Danika Loren and Alicia Woynarski. “They’re all so terrifically perfect for their roles,” said Montalbetti. “I’m delighted at the quality we consistently

get. They’re vibrant, talented, young and sexy, and the audience is going to love them. We’re so blessed with wonderful singers that can move and act as well as they do.” The Saskatoon Opera’s version of Carmen will be set in the 1930s in a North American landscape. Ragtag children adorning the stage are local kids from the Saskatoon Children’s Choir, and songs will be backed up by the Saskatoon Opera Orchestra — drawn from the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and conducted by 25-year-old Jordan de Souza — and a local chorus. “The music is very well-known; everyone knows Carmen’s big solo, the Habanera,” said Montalbetti. “The bull fighter song, the Toreador Song, is so famous, but the orchestration is a masterpiece. The rest of the musical score is first class. It’s just a thrilling production.” Established in 1979 and fully professional by 2000, the Saskatoon Opera is the only professional opera company in Saskatchewan, and it supports emerging artists in the opera community. Carmen will be performed June 15, 18 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and June 22 at 5 p.m. at the Remai Arts Centre. Tickets are available at the Persephone Theatre box office, which can be contacted at 306-384-7727 or online at www.persephonetheatre.org.

“We’re not scared,” said Voth Miller with a laugh. “If you give people a genuine experience, that’s what they are looking for. We’re not trying to hide anything; we want to support a local economy with our food and our beer. We want people to come in, talk with approachable servers and have a good time in general. “The owners are the same as everybody else. We know what people want: we want to be able to go out, get really good food and not pay for a meal that came out of a package. And we’re offering an atmosphere that allows for mingling and that authentic beer-hall style experience.” Congress Beer House is located at 215 Second Avenue South. To learn more about the restaurant, visit their Facebook page (under Congress Beer House), follow its Twitter handle @CongressBeer or visit its website at www.congressbeerhouse.com.

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fter years of providing jazz on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival is launching a new venue this summer, right on the river. For eight straight nights — June 2229 — the Maurice Drouin Trio, featuring Tatrina Tai on vocals and Barrie Redford on trumpet, will play some New Orleansstyled jazz and other favourites during a cruise on the Prairie Lily Riverboat. Realty Executives will be the presenters and Shearwater River Cruises will provide the venue for a 90-minute cruise, beginning nightly at 6:30 p.m. The $55 ticket will include a Louisiana-themed dinner. Drouin, the piano stylist, sees the show as an exciting new opportunity for jazz fans and a showcase for Tai. Tai was born in Seoul, Korea, and lived in an orphanage until she was adopted by Michael and Carol Tai, a Taiwanese family living in Saskatoon. Her father was a minister in the Presbyterian Church and her mother a pharmacist. Tai began piano lessons at the age of five and violin lessons at the age of seven, but there was always something magical about singing. She has competed in the Saskatoon Music Festival from the time she was 12. “Marilyn Harrison was my piano teacher and when she moved away to

Nova Scotia years ago, she encouraged me to take vocal lessons and pursue my desire to sing,” said Tai. She took voice lessons from Marilyn Whitehead, joined The Fireside Singers for four years, and also took lessons from Garry Gable, a University of Saskatchewan music professor. She first sang with Drouin when she was 18 years old, including a three-year stint at John’s Prime Rib and Steak House. They lost contact and then, by chance, rediscovered each other. “About a year and a half ago, I was having supper at The Cave when I heard this laughter from another table. I knew it was Maurice. I went over and asked, ‘Do you remember me?’ He almost fell out of his chair. He said, ‘I’ve got as job for you on Thursday if you want it.’ And that’s how we came together again.” Drouin is delighted. “Tatrina has a beautiful presence and voice. She’s polished, brings pure joy to the music and is so easy to work with on the stage,” said Drouin. Tai and Drouin have also collaborated on a CD, Yesterday Speaks, which includes When I Fall In Love, I Got Rhythm, Over The Rainbow and seven other selections. Just released, the CD will be available wherever Tai is performing. Drouin will install one piano on the upper deck for the early evening and another on the dining- room floor for the

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couple of years ago, we went off all of this gardening stuff that I, as a young our rockers and decided to leave wife, did not know. My mother always the land of the finished yard. We grew a fabulous garden and she seemed left an older, developed to dedicate most of her summer neighbourhood for a buildto it. So I thought it must have your-own adventure in a new taken great skill and knowledge. area of the city. Why didn’t I pay attention as a A new build is all very dreadful, disinterested teenager? exciting, but there was one I asked Ruby a whole bunch thing I was not looking of questions before I even got forward to: the dirty, weedy started. She would just calmly badlands that you must turn say, "I don’t know, just put it in into a yard. K-tel was all out the ground, it’ll grow.” She gave of Insta-Yard and, alas, I am me a few hints and tips, but she married to Sir Landscape-amostly taught me that it wasn't Columnist Lot, so we have been working rocket science. I believe what hard lately. We now have she was trying to communicate something resembling a property that no to me was that we've been doing this for longer embarrasses our neighbours. generations. Just trust and learn along the Gardening and yard work are good way. When I think back to the time I spent for the mind. It's peaceful, thinking time with her, I'm filled with appreciation for for me. As we have tackled this project, this lesson. I've been thinking a great deal about my At Ruby's funeral service, my parents mother-in-law. Ruby passed away a couple gave our family a most beautiful gift. They of years ago, having reached the great placed some money in the sympathy milestone of 90 years. It was with Ruby card, indicating that we should use it to that I planted and tended my first vegetable buy a tree for our new yard in Ruby’s gardens. memory. Well, we bought our Ruby Tree; Ruby was very calm about things. a beautiful young Pembina plum, which She never really got in a flap about much bears ruby-red fruit. We chose a fruit tree (unless you were to run off to Vegas to get because Ruby was practical and, like us, married, then she had something to say). she loved fruit desserts. We are planting an This serenity probably came from having orchard of sorts (as much as you can have 17 kids. No, that was not a typo. Yes, one an orchard on a city lot the size of a plastic family, all from the same husband. She Twister mat) and we now have a plum, really was something. After having that cherry, haskaps, raspberry and two apple many kids, she saw it all and probably trees. realized that things just weren’t worth My son Jaxon helped me plant the getting so worked up over.  Ruby tree. It's quite appropriate because She must have really wondered what he seemed to be pretty special in Grandma kind of nut job her son had gotten himself Ruby’s eyes. He was her last grandchild, tangled up with, because I was probably number 55 I think. She couldn't always out in the garden with a ruler, measuring remember his name (who could blame seed depth. I am rather flappable and was her), so she took to calling him The Boy.  very concerned I was doing things all That name has pretty much stuck. wrong. I was so worried about taking these I've never planted fruit trees before, but fragile plants out of their little containers I believe in what I have learned. “Put them to transplant them. Surely, they would die in the ground, they'll grow.” And they before I actually got them in the ground. have. Thank you, Grandma Ruby. I was convinced that there was a secret to tracylalonde1@gmail.com

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Brenda Richards A volunteer extraordinaire Tammy Robert Saskatoon Express

It was incredible to have (guest speaker) Henry Winkler seek me out and say hello, then refer to me twice in his presentation. he Saskatoon SPCA is Brenda Richards’ He’s The Fonz!” home away from home. Winning the award has given Richards an It’s easy to see why. opportunity to reflect on the benefits she’s She moves through the corridors with ease, received from her time volunteering at the clearly in her element, blowing kisses and cooing at Saskatoon SPCA. “Each time I leave here, the seemingly endless number of animals begging I feel like I’ve accomplished some little for attention and affection. thing, whether in the world of a human or For her volunteer work, she was named the an animal. Or it could be a combination of Sterling Award winner for 2013 at the recent Silver both.” Spoon Dinner. Richards’ colleagues and friends at When it comes to volunteering, Richards the SPCA nominated her. would love to see more Saskatoon residents Nine years ago, finding herself with an empty donate their time to the SPCA. However, she nest, Richards was initially reluctant to consider the acknowledges that it’s more important to be Clarence Avenue shelter when deciding where to of service in a role that fits the individual. donate her time. It was her children who convinced “I think everyone needs to find their niche her to give it a try. when it comes to volunteering. I want to “One of my sons worked here, and my other encourage people to volunteer at the SPCA, son volunteered,” she explained. “They knew I was of course. This is a hard place to volunteer, looking for something to do and suggested I try but so are a lot of places. Wherever you the animal shelter. I said there was no way I could choose to donate your time, you can start spend time at the SPCA, it would break my heart. small, find that thing where you feel you’re Brenda Richards has a name for every cat at the Saskatoon But they convinced me to take a baby step. ‘Go doing something positive for the rest of the love up the cats,’ they said.” world. That may be at the SPCA, but it could SPCA (Photo by Joelle Tomlinson) So she did. be anywhere.” Richards immediately noticed the younger JW10929.F10 James volunteers tended to gravitate towards the kittens. So she made it her goal to focus on the older cats — the ones who required more attention, cuddling and grooming. Twice a week, Richards drives out to the shelter to spend quality time with the adult cats, showering them with the love and attention they crave. She has an uncanny ability for assessing and understanding each cat’s personality, which proves a valuable resource for matching them with potential new homes. Richards also takes pride in finding the perfect name for her feline friends. “I’ve named thousands of cats over the years,” she said. “I pick names from television shows, flipping through magazines, a song or a poem. I carry a list of names with me, so I’m always ready with the perfect one when a cat comes in.” Richards is ready and willing to take on any variety of tasks the shelter assigns her on a given day, jobs she refers to as “privileges” not actual work. “Because I’ve been here so long, I’m able to have additional privileges. For example, I can search databases for information on the animals. I’m always learning more.” When she’s not working at the shelter, she’s working from home, handcrafting warm and comfy homemade cat beds. “People are kind enough to donate their old quilts, comforters and flannel sheets. I take those home and cut them down to make the cat beds. It’s what I do when I’m not here. I could be here every day and could always have little jobs to do, but I don’t want to overstay my welcome.” A humble sentiment, but not likely one shared by her SPCA colleagues. Richards is met constantly with huge smiles and warm greetings from staff. “During her eight years and counting of volunteering for the SPCA, Brenda has proved an invaluable source of laughter, inspiration and passion for everything she is involved with.” This was just one of the tributes read for Richards at the dinner. TRA Richards admits that in the beginning it was ORCHES Y 4t N O H P emotionally difficult to volunteer at the animal YM %"/$&3 BY S % / N " O O & T & shelter, and sometimes it still is. “I used to shed 4t$3 E SASKA ("3%&/ 3 & WITH TH G INCLUDES: tears all the way home and all the way back again,” & # t 4 4t&65 "#$0$, NIN said Richards. “My husband used to ask me why I THE EVE 3'03.*/(45"(& *,&."63&&/# would go back. 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abrina Selinger just wanted some unique furniture for her family’s home. She started by finding gems at vintage stores and garage sales, then sprucing up the finds in her garage. “I started buying quality items and playing around with colour on my own. I’ve always picked antiques and vintage things because I’m finding it’s a better quality than brand new,” said Selinger. “Everything is machine-made nowadays. The stuff I’m finding is all handmade, and it took some serious time in the past. I had a few pieces lying around the house and I played with those first, then once I started going to garage and estate sales, that was it.” Selinger, a former legal assistant turned stay-at-home mom, painted and repurposed the furniture while her daughters were napping. She paints, waxes and touches up furniture to give it new life again. Touching up does not equal immaculate though; Selinger said she prefers the aged look with patina character. Specializing in antique and vintage furniture, Selinger will repurpose some pieces and leave some in their original state, she said. It was just last year that Selinger decided to turn her passion into a business. “First, it was family and friends that wanted pieces and now it’s just grown in popularity,” she said. “I love finding and selling farmhouse rustic-looking furniture. All of this stuff was out in my garage. It was packed full of furniture and it was just overflowing in there and that’s why I started the shop. “It is a chic thing now to go vintage. There are always the country people that like the country look, and then there’s the younger generation that find it trendy. It can also look very classy too. I guess you can say right place, right time.” Selinger, who is of Russian background, named the business Dacha House & Gardens. Dacha means country house, farm, cabin or summer getaway, said Selinger, who changed the pronunciation to “Da-Ka” for her own special twist. Inside the shop there is a rustic and

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Kabrina Selinger turns old furniture into masterpieces (Photo by Joelle Tomlinson) comfortable farmhouse feel, achieved through strategic decorating, wooden walls and beautiful repurposed pieces. One table features a 100-year-old apothecary table, and a vanity holds a seasoned typewriter. In another corner, sits a handmade reclaimed granary wood table, made especially for Dacha House & Gardens by a local artisan who will be consigning out of the store. Dacha House & Gardens is located in Hague. Selinger will hold one sale every month, giving her the opportunity to work on pieces in between. The next sale wil July 26-27. “Everything in the shop will be for sale,” she said. “I’m doing it this way so it gives me time to paint and look for things. And it creates hype for a vintage weekend for the girls or whoever to come out and have some fun.”

Pieces are priced according to how much work Selinger puts into them and on how much she paid for the item. To learn more about Dacha House & Gardens, visit its check out at www.

dachahouseandgardens.com or visit its updated Facebook page at www.facebook. com/dachahouse. Dacha House & Gardens is located at 99Fourth Street in Hague.

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i Reena, cupcake liner separate from the cupcakes We recently purchased a trailer. during baking? — Andrew The people we bought it from had put mothballs inside to Dear Andrew, keep vermin out. Now we Some cupcake liners are can’t get the smell out. Do made of thin paper and are more you have any ideas on how likely to separate during baking. we can remove the mothball Other liners have a wax coating, smell? — Anne-Marie also making it difficult for batter to cling to them. Purchase Dear Anne-Marie, your liners from a variety of You may want to consider manufacturers before trying renting an ozone machine. anything else; cheaper liners can This little machine is not make a difference. Next, choose recommended for regular slightly larger eggs for your Household use, but it is great for recipe. Fill liners half to twoSolutions enclosed areas that have had thirds full so that the top of the smoke, flood damage or just cupcake holds onto the liner. smell. The machine lets out a molecule called O3 (which of course is oxygen with Dear Reena, an extra molecule attached). The third We are enjoying your column and molecule escapes into the air and absorbs wonder whether if you have a remedy for all odours. These machines can be rented our problem. We used commercial vinegar at tool rental retailers as well as some to fight the weeds between the stones, hardware stores. Wash walls and floors thereby discolouring the bricks. Is there a with shampoo and water. Clean appliances product to bring back the original colour? and upholstery, and leave windows open as — Anne much as possible. Boil vanilla, cinnamon and water on the stove. Mothball scent is Dear Anne, powerful, without extra help, it will take a While commercial vinegar and pickling long time to disappear. The good news is vinegar are amazing at killing weeds, that it will eventually disappear. there is a risk that the colour of brick materials may be altered in some cases. Dear Reena, TSP (trisodium phosphate), water and I love your website, but couldn’t find elbow grease (or a pressure washer) are an the answer to my baking quandary. I effective solution. After the brick is clean, always choose colourful cupcake liners consider sealing it with a masonry primer when I bake cupcakes. Why does the to avoid future discolouration. Some also

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spraying directly onto your hair and risking the plastered look. Use an eyebrow brush to apply eye moisturizer to eyebrows. Doing this prevents white flakes from sitting on top of brows. I enjoy your questions and tips, so keep them coming. Missed a column? Can’t remember a solution? Need a speaker for an upcoming event? Check out my website at reena.ca.

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Parents, siblings and all other family members and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend this touching and meaningful service.

A Community Service of The W.A. Edwards Family Saskatoon Funeral Home Westwood Funeral Chapel Prairie View Chapel and Crematorium Woodlawn Cemetery Remco Memorials For Further information call Saskatoon Funeral Home 306-244-5577

The burial and memorialization programs is provided to bereaved parents and families who have lost babies at or before birth recently and in the past through cooperation of Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon District Health, St. Paul’s Hospital, Royal University Hospital, Remco Memorials. Westwood Funeral Chapel, Prairie View Chapel and Crematorium, Saskatoon Funeral Home and the W.A. Edwards Family.


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Legs, high heels and green grass. (Photo by Shannon Brunner)

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ike many of you, I was never so always attracted me as it involved friendglad to see the last of the snow ship and some devilish fun. melt. Still, part of me shuddered as That’s when the idea came to me. I witnessed the workload my An Aerating Party! I invited yard presented. This year, being women that I knew, asking retired, I knew I would have the them to wear heels and I time. served them martinis on the I began raking wet leaves, lawn. The women came out finding lost treasures hidden by in full force, dressed in heels the winter cover, scooping up and the accompanying cocktail whatever I needed just to free dresses. If they didn’t have the the plants lying beneath. The appropriate shoes for aerating, work is dirty, mucky, tiring, I had picked up some extra but the result is awe-inspiring ones at a local thrift store, as the dark earth is revealed perfectly picked for their aeratand the green leaves begin to Columnist ing potential. While live music sprout. played in the background, The work continued — provided by my friend Wendy Thomson, cleaning, mowing, planting and watering. the women walked and sashayed across Somewhere during this time, my yard my lawns. Everyone did it in a different work became gardening. Between my style. Some friends creatively rambled visits to the local nurseries and the conver- around while others took on the task with sations with friends and neighbours, the due diligence, making sure all areas were work that I was doing in my yard took on a covered. special feeling. And I liked it. In the midst of the gathering, an unSeeing perennials return brought a suspecting friend stopped by to drop off smile to my face. I love the growth and the something. While there, he shared an internatural cycle. Seeing dandelions sprout each and every morning, shining with the esting story. He told us of a woman, Mrs. brightest yellow face set against the green Riley, back in his home town. Each spring, the town would watch as she ceremoniousgrass, I wondered why, out of all this potential growth would this pesky, flowering ly walked her lawn in a pair of heels, with a beer in her hand. Saskatchewan folklore weed be the most persistent? I set out to win the battle, pulling each had caught up with us and my aerating party will forever be called Celebrating and every dandelion by the root. Mrs. Riley, a woman after my own heart. Talk about a lesson in perseverance. The lawn is looking healthy, the Lilies Pulling dandelions is totally mind over matter. And I was winning, though I must of the Valley are blooming, new perennials have been planted and my garden conadmit when I would look back over my tinues to grow. Next year I’m thinking of finished work, I swore they continued inviting friends over to harvest the crop for blooming by the second — just to drive Dandelion Wine, that or putting a sign on me crazy. The weeding also gave me time to think my lawn reading: Lessons in Perseverance For Sale — Free Trial Offer. of ways I could ease the work. I must admitJW10854.F10 that the Tom Sawyer approach has Happy gardening! James

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aytona Homes are busy in very much please the eye. Rosewood, with showhomes now On the main floor, the front foyer open for viewing in this exciting supplies an impressive start for visitors. new neighbourhood. With a separate formal dining room With its sales centre (which could also serve as a headquarters in an upscale den) this home has a two-sided showhome at 326 Pichler gas fireplace in the open great Crescent, the company is room and a dining nook, maple highlighting its four floor hardwood flooring and built-in plans for two-storey homes, high-end appliances. all with attached garages and Buyers will be impressed by concrete driveways. the showhome’s large kitchen Homes range in size from and dining nook, along with the 1,680 to 2,188 square feet, main level half-bath. with prices beginning at A stylish staircase leads to approximately $498,000. the second floor, where all three Daytona’s sales centre bedrooms, the family bathroom is more than a place to and a convenient separate Homes begin looking for a home. laundry room are located. There It’s a treat to tour because is a bonus area built over the the house, including the basement, is attached garage. The master bedroom has completely finished and professionally a walk-in closet and an ensuite equipped decorated. with a tub and shower, which also has a The stylish two-storey brings together unique, double-sided fireplace that shares a low-maintenance exterior with elegant its glow with the master bedroom. additions and a very smart interior. While The basement is fully developed, the 2,188-square-foot home is impressive with a wet bar, family room, shower and from the street, its interior offers even extra bedroom. The showhome and sales more appeal. centre in Rosewood are open to the public DOWN 1 Sib The design themes in this threeMonday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 2 Tell on bedroom home deliver all the necessary p.m., and Saturday, Sunday and holidays 3 Blood type SS50456.F10 living space for a growing family, as well from noon to 5 p.m. The home is closed Shannon as presenting some nifty upgrades that daily from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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remember going out for Chinese food of crushed gravel. Continue to fill the hole with Mom, Dad and my brothers. As a with soil amended with well-rotted manure child, I was fascinated by the artwork or compost. When planting, the eyes of the on the walls. The vibrant peonies should only be two inches reds and golds were so forbelow the soil. Planting too deep eign to my eyes. I was espeis one of the main reasons peonies cially drawn to the paintings will not bloom. of peonies. Peonies in the Peony Varieties Chinese culture are known Sarah Bernhart Peony (Paeonia as the flowers of riches and “Sarah Bernhardt”) is the classic honour. The paintings were double-pink peony. It blooms late hung for good luck and for to mid-season and is slightly fraa prosperous business. In grant. Sarah will grow 30 inches my garden, I grow peonies high and about 36 inches wide. because they are beautiful. Other double peonies include the Blooming in late spring Karl Rosenfeld Peony (fuchsia Gardening and early summer, peony flowers) and the Festiva Maxima flowers only last a week. (with double white flowers). But, you can extend the bloom time in Peony flowers can also be found in your garden by selecting peonies that single form. Fern-leaf Peony (Paeonia flower at different times throughout the tenuifolia) sports cherry-red single flowseason. Flowers can be single, semi-double ers with a bright saffron-coloured centre. or double. Most have a faint rose-like Instead of glossy green leaves, foliage is fragrance. Colours range from white, pale fern-like. Fern-leaf peonies grow about 24 pink, fuchsia, coral, lavender, red and inches high and 24 inches wide. Fern-leaf more. After blooming, the peonies feature peonies are one of the first peonies to attractive glossy-dark green foliage. I treat bloom in late spring. You can also find a them like small shrubs in my landscape double-flowered fern-leaf peony. Paeonia design. tenuifolia “Rubra Plena.” The double fernCaring for Peonies leaf peony blooms a few weeks later than Peonies are easy to care for and tolerits single cousin. ate less-than-ideal growing conditions. Some peony flowers are complex. Bowl Most require six hours of sun and heavy, of Beauty is one of my favourites. Rosebut well-draining soil. Like many plants, pink single petals cup a lemon-yellow peonies will not tolerate growing with centre. Sorbet is another interesting peony. “wet feet.” It’s a double, but the pink and white petals Planting Peonies layer within the blossom. One of the garden truths my father-inThere’s a peony for every garden. law Harry has taught me is “you can never Peonies are easy to grow and will last a dig too big a hole for your plants.” Peonies lifetime. The hardest part is picking just a can thrive in your garden for as long as 50 few. years. Get the plant off to a good start with We’ve pinned some of our favourites. a generous hole. Your hole should be at http://pinterest.com/dgrowers/peonies/ least 24 inches wide and 24 inches deep. (Leslie vanDuyvendyk is a member of Fill the base of the hole with a shovelful the Dutch Grower’s team.)

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Jennifer Thoma ith the warming weather comes more time — and sunshine — to be outside. If you’re a little overwhelmed by growing your own garden or starting a new landscaping project, try giving the University of Saskatchewan’s GardenLine a call. “From the expert gardener to the first timer or even commercial businesses, all questions are welcome with eagerness,” said MaryLee McArthur, GardenLine coordinator with the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. “After such a long winter, we are really looking forward to supporting gardeners with their projects.”

GardenLine offers free help with plant and pest identification, can suggest plants or trees that are ideal for yards and our climate and other useful landscaping tips. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned expert, you'll find useful gardening tips and inspiration from picking up the phone. For information or advice call 306966-5865. The phone line will run from Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of August. While the advice is free, longdistance charges will apply. Questions can also be emailed to gardenline@usask.ca. (Jennifer Thoma works in media relations at the U of S)

n today’s real estate market, sellers are experiencing a whole new world when it comes to selling their home. Out are the days that individuals would clean their house and fix any noticeably broken or damaged parts. We are now entering the era of staging. Staging is the art of making people envision your home as theirs. Basically, your arrangement of family photos from 1985 and that weird phase you went through when you sponge painted your kitchen doesn’t sell houses anymore. Less is Real more and your experienced member of the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® knows what steps you’ll need to take to achieve this “lived-in” yet “not-lived-in” look. The three Ds of staging are detach, depersonalize and declutter. Detaching yourself from your home may be difficult. After all, you can still see the teeth marks where Tommy pushed Julie down the stairs that one time, and there’s still a spaghetti sauce stain on the ceiling from when your adoring husband attempted that anniversary dinner. I hate to break it to you, but teeth marks and spaghetti sauce stains are going to cost you money. Put your feelings aside, snap

a picture of those fateful days and pull out the sander and the paint — it’s time for someone else to make new memories here. As cool as your giant signed Ozzy Osbourne poster that you keep on display in your living room is, it may make it hard for some people to imagine their custom furniture arranged in there with the Prince of Darkness looming overhead. It may take some effort, but if need be, you may have to keep your prize possessions in a rented storage locker while Estate depersonalizing your home. Even if you have taken down the family photos and cleared your room of every Boston Bruins accessory known to man, you still need to leave your home in a decluttered state for potential buyers. Buyers need to picture what rooms will look like with their belongings. Remove anything that is broken, outdated, taking up too much space or your don’t require on a daily basis. Once you have completed the three Ds of staging, you will be ready to have a REALTOR® introduce your home to the market. Remember, simplicity and clarity lead to good design and good design leads to faster home sales.

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Cam Hutchinson & Friends: Views of the World Azarenka, Sharapova Options for naming take winning for grunted By RJ Currie

20, says one thing she wishes was different is “that boys weren’t so stupid.” She’s • Victoria Azarenka lost the French young. In time she’ll wish men weren’t so Open semifinal to Maria Sharapova in stupid. three sets. On the bright side, she out• The Mirror reports a Spanish town is grunted Sharapova 103 decibels to 101. ridding its streets of dog doo by boxing • Saskatoon police have been up droppings and mailing them to owners. investigating an armed robbery that That’s our poop scoop. occurred in a cemetery. They hope no leads • CBS reports the Cubs total payroll have been buried. ranks 14th among MLB clubs at just $104 • Ottawa’s new CFL team is the million. Mind you, they don’t budget for RedBlacks? Not exactly inspiring, Octobers. although it beats the Rod Blacks. • Residents in Grand Lake, Colorado, • Orange News reports Austrian say a mature moose has been trying daily firefighters worked three hours to rescue to be intimate with a statue. They call it an owl from a chimney. I’m just glad odd. The rest of us call it marriage. somebody gave a hoot. • Kobe Bryant says there’s a small • What can you say about the Indiana chance his rehabbing will be over by the Pacers’ dismal performance in Game 7 of start of next season. Same goes for the the Eastern Conference final? I haven’t Heat-Spurs final. seen a bunch of guys look so bewildered • Researchers have proven practice on hardwood since my Grade 7 dance. doesn’t make perfect, but only after they • Bartolo Colon is one of the MLB spent years watching people play chess. players facing possible punishment in the Which isn’t as exciting as it sounds. Biogenesis of America scandal. Might • Happy birthday to supermodel Bar be the first time a Colon ended with a Refaeli, who just turned 28. And thank you sentence. to her parents for raising the Bar. • Did you know that by 1930, the • “Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellsc famous Canadian painting partnership haften,”according to Yahoo! News, is: a) called the Group of Seven had nine members. So they were as bad at math as Germany’s longest conversational word; or b) Russia’s newest women’s tennis star. the Big Ten. • Inmates at a Russian penitentiary have º Bad news and good news for the reportedly been using cellphones smuggled Winnipeg Blue Bombers. First, reports this into prison taped to the underbelly of cats. week say many spots in their new press Would those be cat calls? box have blocked views. And that’s the • Rising U.S. tennis star Sloane Stevens, good news.

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• Janice Hough, on the 84-year-old woman who won the $590-million Powerball lottery saying she’s thankful to the person who let her cut in front of him in line to buy a Quick Pick ticket: “Chivalry may not have been dead, but this just killed it.’’ • Another from Hough on the same topic: “The lottery secretary said the woman took the smaller one-time amount and turned down the 30-year payout: ‘Ya think?’ ’’ • Something you won’t hear: I hate summer in Saskatoon. • Torben Rolfsen, on Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who is 0-for24 lifetime in major league at-bats, campaigning to get into the home run derby at the all-star game: “That could work, if Tigers closer Jose Valverde is pitching to him.” • From Bill Littlejohn: “The second most amazing bear story this week comes from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where a black bear opened car doors to gain access to a vehicle. The most amazing bear story? Chicago is taking a look at JaMarcus Russell.’’ • The new south bridge should be named after Chief Whitecap. My second choice is Aunt Cam. • Hough, after picture of a so-farunnamed Taco Bell employee licking a stack of taco shells was posted online: “Going to be interesting to see what he fills in under that ‘why-did-youleave-your–last-job’ section of his next employment application.”

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$500,000 — Amount Bill Clinton will be paid for a 45-minute speech in Israel. 105 — Age of the oldest driver in New Zealand. He’s been involved in just one accident in his life and has received just one speeding ticket. According to Guinness World Records, the world’s oldest driver was American Fred Hale Sr. who drove until his 108th birthday in 1998. 3 — Percentage of McDonald’s sales that are salads. 51.4 — Percentage of Jordanians that would rather not live next to somebody of a different race, according to a study. The study found Jordan to be the least tolerant country in the world. India (43.5 per cent) is the second least tolerant, followed by Egypt (30 per cent). 4 million — Record number of followers Justin Bieber has on Twitter.

$78.1 million — Earnings of Tiger Woods, the world’s highest paid athlete in 2012, according to Forbes.com. Second was Roger Federer ($71.5 million), followed by Kobe Bryant ($61.9), LeBron James ($59.8 million) and Drew Brees ($51 million). $20 million — Amount a Saudi prince spent to book whole sections of Disneyland Paris for himself and 60 friends. $1,500 — Proposed fine for littering in Chicago. 3,000 — Barbie dolls collected by a woman in Florida. The woman said she spends about $10,000 each year on Barbie dolls and accessories and another $5,000 is budgeted for visiting conventions for collectors of the toy line. She is attracted to the imaginative aspect of Barbie, she told UPI.

It is rhubarb season and we can hardly wait to harvest and enjoy the bounties. When harvesting rhubarb, the first step is to cut the stalks at the soil line or simply pull them out individually. All the stalks of a plant may be harvested at one time or pulled out selectively over a four-to-six week period. The stalks will stay fresh in the fridge for two to three weeks. Rhubarb is high in dietary fibre and a good source of magnesium. And it tastes great.

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OT SPRINGS, Arkansas — Jeff Heitzman can’t keep his hands out of hot water. But it’s a small price to pay for getting his message across to tourists visiting this pretty spa city. The genial park ranger is testing the steaming waters for the benefit of the tour group that is checking out the natural springs that gave the city of Hot Springs its name. With about 36,000 residents, the city in southwestern Arkansas is about an hour’s drive from Little Rock. Sharing the geology and history of Hot Springs is a labour of love for Heitzman. Coming out of the ground at 61C, Travel the water from the springs has no harmful bacteria. It is of such high quality no treatment is necessary, explained Heitzman, handing out paper cups to visitors to sample the water for themselves. “Not bad, when you consider that the water you’re drinking is more than 4,000 years old,’’ he said to his visitors, most of whom head back to the water fountain for seconds. People have been coming here to “take’’ the waters for generations. In fact, the lure of this spa city can be traced back to the First Nations people that discovered the hot springs that bubble out of the wooded hillside and form part of Hot Springs National Park. The flow from the 47 springs in town is about 700,000 gallons a day, much of it piped into the bathhouse spas along Bathhouse Row, an area of the city under the control of the National Park Service. While there are a few open pools for visitors to see, there are four with public access. Local residents come here to fill up plastic containers to take home. The park is one of the oldest and small-

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Jeff Heitzman of the U.S. National Parks Service takes visitors on a tour along Bathhouse Row (Photo by Peter Wilson) est in the United States. It’s home to Historic Bathhouse Row, the finest collection of historic bathhouses of its kind in North America. In the early 1900s, doctors sent patients to Hot Springs to take advantage of the healing powers of the spring waters. Known as America’s First Resort, Hot Springs is a colourful mix of old and new with traditional and modern spas treatments, gallery-lined streets, music and film festivals, extensive outdoor activities and folk tales galore. In the early days, it became a popular destination for baseball teams arriving by train to begin spring training and recuperate in the bathhouses. Babe Ruth was one of the baseball stars who helped popularize the resort. During the days of prohibition, Hot Springs had a more or less open-door

policy to gambling and booze, (thanks to a complicit city hall), which added to its visitation numbers and also attracted a host of legendary gangsters from the north. Hot Springs was Las Vegas decades before the Nevada city had its first roulette table. A priority for today’s Hot Springs visitors is a tour of the Gangster Museum of America on Central Avenue. Here, they can learn all about the characters that frequented the community during its heyday, including such notables as Lucky Luciano, Al Capone, Bugs Moran and Frank Costello. On the Arlington Hotel’s fourth floor, guests can see the state room where Capone preferred to stay during his visits. He would book the entire floor, securing not only rooms for his “gang,’’ but also providing a protective shield for himself should trouble break out. Conveniently,

just one floor below, Arlington’s bathhouse facilities were within easy reach of the mobster. They are still there today, but now clients can take advantage of an intriguing array of inexpensive spa services. There’s a huge revival of the bathhouse experience in the city. An example of the restoration can be found at the Quapaw Baths & Spa. The 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival building is the first of the restored bathhouses to reopen. It features communal and private bathing in the therapeutic thermal waters as well as a day spa, steam cave and a juice bar.  There’s much to see and enjoy in Hot Springs, which is also famous for being the city where former President Bill Clinton was raised. For more information on sites, activities and accommodation, visit www. hotsprings.org.

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octors have nightmares. CRE stuff. But there are two things you They’re not the usual nightshould really know about CRE: mares of sitting naked in Grade 12 1. If you catch it, you only have a 50-50 math class being taught by a stegosaurus chance of surviving. as your teeth slowly fall out. 2. It is here. Nope. We have nightmares about taking out the wrong kidney, takWhy is it here? ing out night nurses or ordering 1. Antibiotic overuse. This takeout with a side of bacteria is normally where I tee off gone wild. and berate you for coming Fortunately, there are very to the clinic for antibiotics few stegosauri left in schools, but for a cold or flu or earache. there is a new superbug, a rogue But most of you folks have bacteria gone wild. This one figured it out. In the past isn’t just super, it is super super several years, I’ve noted kryptonite resistant. Welcome fewer requests for antibiotics to my nightmare. Welcome to and fewer people demanding Doctor bacteria Alice, the one we didn’t treatment for a cold. There ever want to see; the one that no are still a few who do, of antibiotic can touch. course. They apparently don’t think they Until now, the superbugs you have should suffer with a cold while everyone heard of like MRSA, the NDM-1 plasmid else should. They want the instant magic of New Delhi, C. difficile etc., were not cure we’ve been keeping to ourselves, completely resistant to every antibiotic. often coming up with brilliant statements But this new one is. If you’re not scared, like: get scared. It’s called Carbapenem-resis“I simply can’t be sick doctor. I have tant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and it does to go on a trip to Drumheller to see the

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stegosaurus festival.” “It starts in my head but it always goes to my chest.” Yes, Bloggins, that’s what a cold does. But it’s still just a cold, so get a grip. “Well, my doctor always gives me antibiotics.” In the past, weaker doctors may have given antibiotics for ear infections and coughs (competent doctors do not). 2. As the world shrinks, medical problems expand. In Third World countries (where antibiotics are plentiful and education is not), antibiotics are being doled out like Kleenex at a Calgary Flames game. Compounding this is medical tourism. Folks scamper off to East Sunilolroniastanya for a really cheap sale on a tummy tuck or facelift or a tummy lift into a face tuck. During this trip, they pick up a few falafels and a little CRE, bringing both back to North America. Though they may be asymptomatic, they might still be colonized with CRE and falafel crumbs. British Columbia already has special protocols in place to deal with sick patients who’ve come from places like Greece, the

Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. But here is the scary part. There are now actually protocols in place for patients who have been in hospital in the United States. A couple hundred hospitals in 41states now have confirmed cases of this deadly CRE. The countermeasures include keeping patients isolated/quarantined as CRE is shed in the feces of patients who are infected or carrying the bacteria. This is yet another good reason to not go to hospitals and clinics unless you have to. Apparently there are sick people there. Can you catch something in the waiting room? Absolutely. If you use doorknobs, touch a chair or run your hands through the hair of the patient sitting beside you, you could catch a nasty bug. The blockbuster movie Contagion showed the entire world, or at least Toronto, grinding to a halt as an unstoppable microbe destroys the Argonauts, the Blue Jays and most of the Leafs’ defence. Could this actually occur? Possibly. This would mean that the Leafs will never again win Lord Stanley’s Cup, prolonging the nightmare of those of us of Leaf Nation.


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What: Brits by the Bus; Saskatchewan British Car Club’s Annual Show and Shine from 11 a.m. – 4 What: Piano Fridays with Kim Salkeld. p.m. Visit www.sbcc.ca . Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Where: Bessborough Hotel and The Bus, Saskatoon. No cover charge. **** **** What: Centennial Banquet hosted by Third Avenue What: Roy Anderson and Darrell Boyko have two United Church. Tour of the museum from 5 p.m. – acclaimed recordings, loads of original music, and a 6 p.m. and banquet at 6 p.m. Guest Speaker is Rev. stage full of instruments. Show time is 9 p.m. Lorne Calvert, with entertainment by church school students. Cost is $40 and $18 for children aged four Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $12 for SJS members, $16 for non-members. to 10. For tickets, call the church office at 306-6526812. JUNE 15 Where: Western Development Museum. What: Saxophone specialist Bobby Klassen, recently**** returned-home pianist Kim Salkeld and vocalist What: Centennial Banquet hosted by Third Avenue Grant Currie are parts of a package which offers United Church from 5 to 6 p.m. Tour of Museum swinging jazz favorites. Show time is 9 p.m. is at 6 p.m. Banquet with Guest Speaker Rev. Lorne Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Calvert. Cost is $40 and $18 for children aged fourTickets: $12 for SJS members, $16 for non-members. 10. For tickets, call the church office at 652-6812. Where: The Western Development Museum.  June 15,18,20,22 **** What: One of the best-loved of all operas, Carmen What: Fight to Cure Multiple Myeloma Golf is a powerful tale of consuming lust. Performances on June 15, 18, 20 at 7:30 p.m. and June 22 at 5:00 Tournament; 11 a.m. registration and 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost: $150 per golfer includes round with p.m. Tickets available at Persephone Theatre Box Office: 384-7727 or online at www.persephonethe- cart, pizza lunch, steak supper and gift. To Register, contact Jason at 306-291-2310 or jfw676@mail. atre.org usask.ca for more info. Where: Remai Arts Centre. Where: The Legends Golf Course, Warman.

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What:  FROMI - Friends and Relatives of People with Mental Illness. These meetings run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where:  W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue North (wheelchair accessible).If you have a loved one or friend with a mental illness and you need understanding support, contact Carol at 2490693, Linda at 933-2085, Lois at 242-7670 or e-mail fromisk@gmail.com.

Night, Dances, Pot Luck, and more. Meet New Friends! No Membership Dues. For more information, email allaboutus10@hotmail.com or phone 978-0813. ------What: River Heights Artist Group. This group is a brand new non-profit group running Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Lower level, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 310 Lenore Dr. For more information, call Wendy at 934-1586.

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What: For June, July and August, Saskatoon International Folkdance Club meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. Learn dances from Italy, Romania, Israel and other countries. Free admission. Where: Kiwanis Park, by the Jeux Canada Games monument. Second Wednesday of every Call 374-0005 or visit www.sifc.awardspace.com. month **** What: Friendship Force International, Saskatoon & What: New Farmers' Market. Thursdays 10 a.m. - 5 Area Club welcomes all travellers! We are a nonp.m. rain or shine at The Centre Mall in front of profit cultural exchange organization promoting friendship and goodwill through a program of home- Dollarama. Go to www.farmersmarketsaskatoon. stay exchanges. We are an organization of more than com. 360 clubs in more than 50 countries throughout the ONGOING world. FFI allows you to enjoy economical travel What: Monthly Drop-In Caregiver Support Group. while forging new friendships with club members Who:  Caregivers for adult family members or from around the world.  Visit our website at www. friends. thefriendshipforce.org.Find out more about us or come join us at our next meeting by contacting Bill Cost:  Free (presented by Saskatoon Health Region). Gulka at 249-0243 or emailing w.gulka@sasktel.net. To Register:  Jeanne (655-3426) or Karen (655TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, SATURDAYS 3427). **** June 22-23 What: Free art drop-in at the SCYAP Art Centre. What: Saskatoon Amateur Radio Club 2013 Field All ages welcome, all materials supplied, no registra- What: BRIDGE CITY SENIORACTION INC:  Two classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Day from noon to June 23, 12:00 noon. Summary: tion required. Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and one class on Wednesday at Participating in North America’s largest on-air ama- Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Saturday 1 7:30 p.m. until June 30, 2013.  Registration fee is teur radio event and emergency communications p.m. – 6 p.m. $15, drop-in fee is $2. For information call Sheila at training exercise. Talking to Ham Radio Stations June 12 SECOND MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH 931-8053 or Kathy at 244-0587. What: Man Hunt: SHE Modelling Agency is on the around North America, maybe South America and Where: Classes at Saskatoon Field House.  hunt for men between the ages of 19-45 who would the Caribbean. Join us for a little while. If you are 18 What: The ACT/UCT Saskatoon # 1031 Fraternal like to try modelling locally or internationally. Call or under, help us increase our score! Telephone: 309- Club is always looking for new members. An option**** 306-652-7484 to enter; Finals are June 12 at 9 p.m. 974-2699. 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â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; Lease Payment Based over 60 months. Bi-weekly payments are plus taxes and fees. All discounts & rates applied. *All prices & payments are plus taxes & fees. Selling price reďŹ&#x201A;ects all discounts rebates. Bonus Cash or n/c options used in all prices advertised. ***See Dodge City for details. Plus applicable taxes & fees due at signing. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. Some exceptions should apply. **Payments bi-weekly with $0 Down plus taxes and fees. 3.99% Full Term Financing up to 96 months. All prices include Freight & PDI. See Dealer for Details. ***Loyalty/ConquestCash is only available if customer owns an existing truck, after tax rebate. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. **** See Dodge City for details

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0% PURCHASE FINANCING FOR UP TO 84 MONTHS

FROM JUNE 12-22

ON EVERY 2013 GMC.*

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2013 SIERRA

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MASSIVE PAYMENT SAVINGS. ENDS JUNE 22.

WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE

PRAIRIEGMC.COM

ON NOW AT YOUR PRAIRIE BUICK GMC DEALERS. PrairieGMC.com 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ‡/* Offers apply to the purchase of new or demonstrator 2013 GM cars, crossovers, pickups, SUVs and vans, equipped as described. Freight included ($1,550/$1,600). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in Prairie Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Buick GMC dealer for details. * Offers valid for delivery dates between June 12 and 22, 2013; participating lenders are subject to change. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank‡ for 84 months on new or demonstrator 2013 GM cars, crossovers, pickups, SUVs and vans. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $20,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $238.10 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $20,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight and air tax ($100, if applicable) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ® Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. ‡RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada.

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Happy Father’s Day Dad!

On Any Oil Change Package

Valid at all Saskatoon locations. Starting at $50.99 with coupon for most vehicles Plus taxes and enviro charge. Present coupon. Not valid with any other discounts. Exp. June 24, 2013

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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL CHANGE

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RADIATOR FLUSH

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Valid only at these select locations

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$

Cleans your cooling system and helps your vehicle run more efficiently.

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