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Renowned composer turns 90


avid Kaplan is Chicago’s musical gift to Saskatchewan — a gift that keeps on giving. Enriched by strong basic music connections in Chicago and bolstered by degrees from Roosevelt University, Oberlin College and Indiana University, Kaplan could have imagined rosy opportunities almost anywhere. He chose to come to the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 1959. “While I was at Indiana, I saw a posting for a job in Saskatchewan,” he said. “I hadn’t heard much about Saskatchewan until I met JB Kirkpatrick, then the dean of the College of Education. He was so enthusiastic about introducing music-education programs to his students that it just fit into what I wanted to do with my life. “From that first mandatory class for students who wanted to be teachers, we just grew from there. Classroom training, internships, the desire to be first-class musicians, hopefully on two instruments, the value of teachers being able to be performers — it happened quickly. That performance component was important in making better music teachers,” he added. “Two music departments became one. Good people came on staff; the growth was tremendous. I always lived with the idea that we were going to be part of the community. We didn’t want anyone thinking that we lived in an ivory tower. “We built on the choir programs, we launched the University Concert Band which today is known as the Wind Orchestra, and we became tops in what we did. “It was performance, theory, composition and conducting that pleased me the most. As the years moved on, I knew in my heart that I had made the right decision to come to Saskatoon. Each time I saw a former student of mine it reinforced my beliefs.” Kaplan, who will celebrate his 90th birthday on Dec. 12, has touched the lives of so many people in Saskatoon in so many different ways.

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David Kaplan has a collection of instruments from around the world (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson) He was chair of the music department award in 2005 and the Saskatchewan Order from 1960 until 1982 and retired in 1991. of Merit in 2006. To this day he still has office space on the Many of his friends and associates will campus. join in a birthday tribute to Kaplan on Dec. Once in Saskatoon, he was recruited to 12 at TCU Place, beginning at 5:30 p.m., serve as conductor of the Saskatoon Symwith dinner at 6 and a program and fellowphony Orchestra, a position he held for 10 ship to follow. years. Included was the magical moment on Kaplan was born in Chicago, where his April 1, 1968, when the symphony moved mother, Nettie, was a pianist of significance, into a new home at the Centennial Auditoand his father, Joshua, was a family physirium. cian. The first concerts he conThey grew up in a west-side ducted were held at the Univerneighbourhood. Six blocks away sity of Saskatchewan, which lived the noted crime boss, Al he lovingly calls “the gymnauCapone. seum.” He had the ability to “No matter what people may find guest artists in the early have thought about him, he ardays, such as Jan Rubes, “who ranged for a supervised playground couldn’t have been a better next to Delano School. And it came soloist at the time and the place. with everything: ball diamonds, basWhat a guy he was!” Or the ketball courts, all the supplies and connection with George Zukeran athletic director. In high school man, a cellist “who helped I found out about his occupation. I People me get a string quartet from wasn’t into the playgrounds much Moscow.” because my mother had me hooked on the All the while, he collected instruments piano from the time I was five years old.” from other nations, building a collection His high school, John Marshall, had where 100 are now on display at the U of S, music programs much more advanced than another 50 are stored there, and another 20 any other schools and he also learned to play have been retained within his home. clarinet. He played in synagogues, churches, Kaplan has lent his influential composing community centres “for not much more than talents and leadership to the Saskatoon Com- bus fare home.” posers’ Performance Society, to the multiChicago was an exciting environment faith community with Festival of Faith, and for music, with an emphasis on the Chicago to the Jewish community through many inConservatory of Music, the Civic Orchestra novations — including the launching of The and the Chicago Symphony. He ushered at Klezmer Band. And he continues to partici- the Orchestra Hall where he first heard Serpate in Folkfest, Remembrance Day celebra- gei Rachmaninoff and Vladimir Horowitz. tions and for 30 years with the Saskatoon He still has the program from the RachRotary Club. These contributions earned him maninoff concert. the B’nai B’rith We’re Proud of You Award “My dad started to ask what I planned in 1984. He was honoured with the Order of to do for a living and strongly suggested I Canada in 2002, the CTV Citizen of the Year follow him into medicine. I said I’d tried the


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pre-med courses. But after two years, premed studies were getting in the way of my music. I think he understood.” Kaplan joined the United States Army in 1942 and served until 1946. “I went into the band where Major Wayne King, once known as the waltz king, was the leader. I played on USO road shows behind Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland and Jimmy Durante, but never met them. We were selling U.S. war bonds. “With the Air Transport Command we were sent off to Louisville, Kentucky, where we played at the Kentucky Derby. The bonus is that’s where I met Harriett Shapero, whom I married.” Later in his travels he was in a band conducted by Gene Autry, “one of Hollywood’s first singing cowboys and a nice guy.” And while in Texas they were “welcomed by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans at their ranch.” He and Harriett raised a family of three. Edward is a professor at Yale University, Sarah is a health specialist in Cornwall, Ont., and Jonathan is administrator of an undergraduate program at a Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Harriett died on Valentine’s Day in 1991. He was introduced to Susanne MacKay by a friend (Martha Blum, a writer and language coach) and the two married in November 1993. Also important to his life were the contributions of former students Bob Xiaopong Xu and Ling Chen. They were responsible for a $1-million gift in 2011 to the music department. It is the largest single gift ever made to the department. When he wrote his life story (Kaplan: The Well-Tempered Klezmerer), he acknowledged that “it’s been a good life in Saskatoon. I am at peace with my life and career.”

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Banning prayer in Saskatoon a non-starter

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uestion: Council rejected the somebody is going to have to stand up and administration’s suggestion for a say, “That’s what I want the money for.” scripted prayer. What was your They shouldn’t be able to go through the stand on public prayer, and why back door. That’s what I find frustrating. did you decide to vote against the adminis- When I believe strongly in a program, tration’s proposal? I should have to stand up in Mayor Atchison: Adminisgood conscience and tell the tration was asked to investigate taxpayers this is why we need the possibility of creating a onethe money, and this is why you size-fits-all prayer. They are have to pay for it. faithful servants of city council In the budget we are preparand followed through on that. ing for 2014 there is $36.6 As a council we discussed it. million in operating capital Saskatoon is an embracing and funding for our roads. That is inclusive community of all a $13.7-million increase over faiths. And consequently we 2013. The $36.6 million doesn’t said that we believe we should include snow and ice manageAsk the Mayor ment or street sweeping. That’s be embracing of everyone. The idea of saying we just for the roads. couldn’t have prayer in Saskatoon anyThere is a long story behind all of this. more is a non-starter for me. These aren’t It’s all about priorities. When I became just events the city is putting on, but events the mayor, 43 per cent of the people said other people are putting on. It could be safety and security was the No. 1 issue. We a slippery slope. What happens to the had to bring that under control. Now about Menorah at the Mendel Art Gallery? I will six per cent say policing is their top priorbe lighting it for Hanukkah next week. I ity. That’s a 37-per-cent drop in 10 years. think it is absolutely fantastic to be able to We invested a lot of money in policing. do that every year. Housing was a major issue for us. We have a Christmas tree here at City We now have the number one attainHall. What happens to that? We say Merry able housing program in all of Canada. Christmas on our buses. Next week we will have Happy Hanukkah on our buses, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporaand we will also have Happy Holidays. So tion says so, not the mayor of Saskatoon. we can include those people with different Our program is so good that the provincial government adopted it. We needed to beliefs — those who do not have Judeodeal with those important issues. But we Christian beliefs can be included with other messages, like Happy Holidays. For couldn’t pile all of this on the taxpayer at once along with roads. Now we are dealing those who are non-believers of any sort I with roads. We are going to have our roads think Happy Holidays captures that too. Question: The city budget deliberations in excellent condition over the next few begin this week. There is increased fund- years. ing for roads of 4.29 per cent. How do you Question: How do you feel about see roads fitting into the 2014 budget? And people from out of town being charged how would you like to the see the program more to use civic recreational facilities? funded? Mayor Atchison: It all depends on Mayor Atchison: I think it is absolutely what it is. For example, our golf courses imperative that we have those monies set run on a break-even budget. If you live aside in a separate reserve. I want to make in community A, B or C, or you live in sure those hard earned dollars go for roads Saskatoon, it doesn’t matter because the and only roads. What I don’t want to see courses pay for themselves. And that’s is that money lost in the general revenue. how it should be. I don’t think we should After we have had an increase in property be asking people in these communities to taxes for a few years and our roads are get- pay more to go golfing. ting into very good condition, what hapThe big concern — I think the major pens if someone comes along wanting to one — is our water recreation where it claw back some of those dollars for other costs a lot of money to run those faciliprograms? The citizens of Saskatoon work ties. I don’t understand why families in hard for their dollars. And when they are Saskatoon would subsidize everyone else. working that hard for their funds I want to And the argument is, “Well, we shop in make sure when we say the money is being Saskatoon, so that is our way of paying for used for roads, it is being used for roads. it.” The people in Saskatoon also shop in Question: Do you expect this council Saskatoon. will see it the same way? Those are things that can be discussed Mayor Atchison: It is going to be very as part of the regional plan. That’s where interesting. I will never second-guess this should be included. To focus on this council, but I think there should be a sunset clause. I think after five years what just by itself I think is the wrong way to go. What we need to be talking about should transpire is we should be lookis water, sewage, policing, transit, our ing at what we are doing with the money roadways, zoning and recreation. All those and whether we still need the additional money. If we require more money, then we things need to be included in a package. can add more money. And if we need less, When you start singling out one piece, it then it has less. I am just a big believer in doesn’t get dealt with in the context of the an open and transparent fund with a sunset region. I think what we need to do is sit down as a region and have those discusclause. It is like our storm-water fee. 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There are times you need “injinuity”

once volunteered for a study at the And the stories have to have some humour. University of Saskatchewan. I don’t want to brag, but I am hard to beat Since it offered a Native Studies when it comes to stretching a story. program, I thought it would need a First The best part is I can poker-face my Nations person as part of its practical stud- way through a story where the listeners ies. I still can’t understand why a person will think twice. My toughest competition hung up the phone on me. were elders who can BS a story Throughout my life I have like it was actually true. accumulated bits and pieces of One time I attended a useless trivia. gathering for an elder who was I have a radio background. celebrating his 100th birthday. I Back in the day, radio announcwas given the privilege of being ers had to come up with their one of the helpers for the elders own show prep. This is when at the celebration. There was a the DJ shares useless music long table with about a dozen trivia with listeners. I gathered men who were all in their 60s up enough trivia about Aborigiand 70s. nal people I thought the U of S The younger elders were Native Studies program could asking the older ones questions Columnist use for its course. about the good old days. Advice One of the things I enjoy is was also sought. One of the gathering words that are mixed with Cree younger elders asked the old man at what and English. One of those words is injinu- age does a man stop thinking about sex. ity. This basically means a person who For a long time the senior thought about thinks ahead with a bit of creativity. Kind it and finally responded “82.” You could of like an Indian McGyver. just see the relief come over the faces of For example, a person who thinks with the younger ones. Most were smiling, injinuity always travels with a pair of thinking they still had several years before nylons in the glove compartment. If one of their sex lives stopped. the fan belts happens to snap, the person Then the old man completed his sencan use the nylons as a fan belt. It will tence: “1982 was the last time I thought hold for a couple of hundred miles. about sex.” Also nylon can be used to hold back the Then there was a palpable look of water and gas lines if they develop a leak. confusion on the others as they tried to If all else fails and the situation is tough, calculate the numbers. It was hilarious. the person can slip the nylon over their “I better hurry up because I only have head and walk into a bank for an injinuity one year left,” one said. long-term loan. Injinuity doesn’t have to be used in a Anytime First Nations people get practical sense. It can also be a part of a together there is bound to be a tall-tale story. This is one of my favourite injinuity contest. We would try to outdo each other stories. with stories we would make up on the fly. The stories have to be almost believable.


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in her fifth season. “A friend, Bev Reimer, and I saw Members of the Magic City Chorus an advertisement for Magic City are preparing their voices for a holiday Chorus. It was offering three free vocal salute — The Stars of Christmas — at lessons, and we learned so much. We Forest Grove Community Church on jumped right in and were immediately Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. welcomed by the group,” said Donlevy. Pat Olson and Patti Donlevy are the Traditionally, the group is a co-chairs of the event, bringing together competitive chorus in the spring. Their the talent from the women’s chorus major concert performance is usually in along with some special guests. the fall, taking on the Christmas season “An organization called The Sweet challenge every second year. Adelines existed more than 50 years Cheryl Pearce is the chorus ago,” said Olson. “Our Magic City conductor. Chorus arrived on the scene about 25 The Sambatoon Drum Ensemble years ago. I joined because I wanted will launch the concert and will drum to learn more about music, I liked the as the chorus enters. There will also be social aspect of the organization, and performances by men’s quartet South of after raising young children I had a Sixty, women’s quartet Northern Blend, chance to go and do something for and two other quartets, Acquired Taste myself.” and 4 Sure, developed from within the Donlevy is a more recent recruit, now Magic City ranks.


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Collins family joins SSO for Holiday Gospel Spectacular


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loyd Collins came to Saskatoon from Kentucky in 1970 for what was intended to be a two-year teacher exchange program. He quickly engaged in some musical experiences, first as conductor of the Saskatoon Choral Society, and “fell in love with the place and had to stay.” Collins will be the choral conductor while his wife Bettye and their daughter, Paula Collins-Pingue, will be among the soloists when the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (SSO) presents a Holiday Gospel Spectacular at TCU Place on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. “My wife and I grew up with gospel music in Kentucky, and my daughter has followed in what we really love to do,” said Collins, who has also drawn on community resources to build a 62-voice chorus. Many will come from The Refiner’s Choir, which he once directed. Many will come from the Emmanuel Baptist Church choir, which he has been directing for the last 10 years. Bettye will sing a lead role in selections such as Go Tell It on the Mountain, Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child and Sweet Little Jesus Boy. Paula will lead the dramatic closing rendition of O Happy Day. Ferencs Kovacs, Cynthia Kovacs, Melissa Veszi and Torry Dirpaul will be among the other soloists. Just about the time in July when Collins was engaged to lead the Christmas special, he went to New York for a gospel music conference and came home loaded with the orchestral scores for many of the selections. “One of them was a Quincy Jones arrangement for Hallelujah. And that will be a definite highlight. You can’t find anyone better than an arranger like Quincy.” Collins also likes the community feel to the production. Area musicians like Ross Nykiforuk, Skip Kutz, Glenn Ens, Sheldon Corbett

Floyd Collins put together a 62-voice community choir (Trudy Janssens, Photography One 2 One) and Rich McFarlane will form the Holiday Gospel Spectacular band. The full symphony orchestra will be on stage, with Victor Sawa conducting. It will deliver some Christmas traditionals like Christmas Festival and Sleigh Ride, both composed by Leroy Anderson. There will also be a Christmas sing-along and appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus. “Holiday gospel spectaculars have been done by other symphony orchestras,” said Mike McCoy, marketing director of the symphony. “When we decided to do one, it was remarkable that we found all the pieces right in our own community. Both Victor and Floyd brought strong visions to the programming.”

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North bridges going south for now


f the topic of bridges in Saskatoon is east communities with the city’s north beginning to confuse you a tad, don’t industrial area. worry. You’re not alone. I’m actuBoth were election promises. ally slightly hesitant to write this column In mid-September 2011, Premier Brad because I’m not sure if I’ve even got it all Wall told a North Saskatoon Business Asstraight. But thankfully I have an editor sociation luncheon that if his government who will make sure it’s all was re-elected, he would push to kosher. speed up a north river crossing Last week Saskatoon Mayor in Saskatoon. Don Atchison pulled out the “I’ve been on Idylwyld and sad trombones and announced on the Circle, and I know that that the proposed north parkthis is Canada’s fastest growing way bridge would no longer be city,” Wall was quoted as saying on target for opening in 2016. in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Don’t make the same “You can see it when you’re mistake I did, by confusing the driving around. And 15 years parkway bridge with a perimis too long to wait for this new eter bridge. There were/are bridge.” two separate north bridges in Columnist He continued, stating if rethe works for the city, about a elected, the province would talk kilometre apart. The perimeter with the city’s administration and hopefulbridge, as the name suggests, was purposed to take freight and traffic otherwise ly the federal government to see what they could do to speed things up. He indicated not interested in entering city limits right around the perimeter of the city, thus sav- even eight years for the project’s completion was too far away. ing our civic infrastructure the wear and tear of these vehicles. In May of this year, Don McMorris, the The parkway bridge was/is destined to minister responsible for highways and inlink commuters from Saskatoon’s northfrastructure, telegraphed that if provincial


dollars were coming, they were coming for the perimeter road. This was an important message, given both the parkway commuter bridge and the $35-million rebuild of the Traffic Bridge were still on the planning table. “We know that the pressures for traffic trying to get around Saskatoon are very severe, and hopefully the parkway bridge will help reduce some of that,” he said in The StarPhoenix. “Having said that, we know there has to be a long-term plan that will see a perimeter road developed.” In October of 2012 (during the civic election campaign) Atchison held a press conference near the future site of the proposed parkway bridge, reaffirming his commitment that the bridge will be built by 2016. “People really want to know: Is there really going to be a bridge? Tell me the truth. Will there be a bridge? And the answer is a resounding, yes there will be,” Atchison told reporters, glossing over the tiny detail of not having any secured funding from any level of government. “If we don’t put dates and goals onto these things, they seem to procrastinate just like Circle Drive did for almost 100 years,” he said. Well, turns out you can put dates and

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goals on things all day long, but without the cash you’re just blowing hot air across riverbanks. Last week McMorris confirmed the province isn’t going to be ponying up the $25 million the city had on its budget document wish-list. As a StarPhoenix story pointed out last week, “building a new north parkway bridge by 2016 was a major pillar of Mayor Don Atchison’s 2012 re-election campaign,” but he told reporters that was no longer possible. With civic officials quietly indicating from the start that 2016 was far too ambitious, one wonders why Atchison would have trotted it out in the first place. Clearly, we need to get our priorities straight in respect to what bridge the City of Saskatoon is fully invested in completing next. Furthermore, if we learned anything from the south bridge, it’s that delays are not just expected, but built into the public messaging. It’s relatively simple: add a year, maybe two, to the project completion. Build-in the delay because who’s going to complain about a bridge that opens early?

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arely a day goes by, whether I am visiting a about the need to stop bullying. school, walking on campus or somewhere Still, I think we have started at the wrong end of else around Saskatoon, that I don’t see an life. anti-bullying poster. Usually they are very visible in The latest Senate scandal is built on the fact that schools, as bullying is most often related to children people who were given the prestigious position of and adolescents. leadership and decision-making in our great country The belief has been that because had misused their power and truly only children and adolescents haven’t fully fed their own needs. In defending themdeveloped their social, emotional and selves they have turned on the man that mental skills, they may succumb to appointed them, Prime Minister Stephen behaviour that wouldn't intimidate an Harper. adult. He turned a cold shoulder to all three, I know that young people of all ages saying they acted on their own. In doing can be bullies. I have taught students so, Harper used his position of power to for many years, hoping we would barricade himself against any affiliawork together to try to understand why tions, even though he had huge connecsomeone would bully or hurt another. In tions with these people when they were many ways, understanding and forgivbringing money into his party’s coffers. Columnist ing go hand in hand. While Harper hasn’t outwardly atThere is another kind of bullying, tacked these people, he has bullied them where someone tries to force their agenda on to stand alone, and did it in a pathetic way. How do another by imposing their power — whether by people go from being loyal contributors to being position or body size — to force another’s hand. outcasts receiving little support from their leader? Now there is cyberbullying. It has the same Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who seems to domimean-spiritedness, just on a different playground. nate about 60 per cent of the negative news in Parents and teachers are more aware of the po- Canada, is the biggest bully of all. Ford not only tential damage stemming from bullying than ever used the power of his office, he used his body size before. Recent teenage suicides have underlined to bully people, the media and most recently, a the need to teach students not to bully, whether female councillor. While one hopes that Ford is on the school grounds or the Internet. an anomaly, adults did vote him into a position of The College of Education at the University power and leadership. of Saskatchewan has included a new requireCanadian children and adolescents are watching. ment — an anti-bullying and anti-oppression Each day they view adults using their power, size course — for its teacher candidates. The federal and position to get what they want. government has instituted new laws to govern the How do we demand that students stop bullying Internet to stop cyberbullying. Most importantly, when so many adults in positions of power use bulJW11173.L02 people in their daily conversations are talking lying in their daily public lives?

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Unnecessary roughness

Increasing abuse makes reffing hockey a tough call


Tammy Robert Saskatoon Express

hea Stevenson’s older brother Quinn convinced him to get into refereeing hockey. “I think it’s been four years. I was 12 when I started,” said Shea Stevenson. “My brother started reffing, and he told me he really liked it. So I kind of started from there.” When Shea lost his older brother Quinn in a car accident last summer, it only reinforced his drive to not only stick with the difficult vocation, but to excel in it. “When it happened I knew I wasn’t going to quit reffing,” said the young man as he sat getting ready to ref a game. “I definitely want to get more into it and see how high the level of hockey I can do.” Shea Stevenson is an anomaly in his field. Young referees are dropping out in droves, thanks largely in part to the abusive behaviour of those on the ice, on the bench and in the stands. The Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association (SMHA) board was recently addressed by the president of the Saskatoon Referees Association (SRA). The message was clear. The SRA had lost over a quarter of its officials from the last season, and it is having trouble retaining the approximately 160 remaining youth officials still willing to get out there. Why the decline? It’s easy: abuse of officials by coaches, parents and players. The SMHA’s note to players and parents indicated that formal complaints could lead to suspensions. “What prompted the conversation was the decrease in officials we’re experiencing, leading to the Saskatoon Referees Association inability to fill hockey games, especially at the Peewee level,” said Chad Williams, president of the SRA. “That’s where we have the majority of

the dropouts: going from Atom to Peewee, after the referee is in their second or third year. It’s just not worth it to them anymore,” he said. “They can go find a job and get paid a little less, but not have to deal with any of the hassle.” Williams indicates the majority of Saskatoon referees are dropping out anywhere from age 13 to 16. “It’s about having the ability to stand up to a 40-year-old coach,” he said. “A lot of it is verbal abuse: name-calling, abusing, ridiculing, yelling, screaming. No ref, no player, no individual should have to deal with that,” said Williams. “It’s at the point where we just can’t fill games. “It’s not the pro leagues; the kids are out there to enjoy it and have fun,” said Williams. “Officials make mistakes; they’re human. We’re trying to get out of that by retaining and mentoring the officials we have left while recruiting from the various hockey associations — particularly former players who have played through the higher levels, say, Triple A.” Williams credits the SMHA with working with the SRA on cracking down on the bad behaviour, ensuring kids, coaches and parents are all held accountable. “Without the officials there will be no game,” said Williams. The process for becoming a referee is relatively simple. First, one must complete an online modular called Hockey University (HU), which is a uniform training component for officials and team staff (coaches, managers, safety persons) across the country. Then the individuals must register for a one-day in-person clinic. And then finally pay for the privilege of refereeing — a minimum of approximately $80, with optional costs and higher-level leagues taking costs as high as $250. Once they’ve paid their fees, refs are able to start soliciting leagues and arenas for work.

Shea Stevenson, 16, has been referring hockey since he was 12 (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson)

Bonny Stevenson, mom to both Shea and her late son, Quinn, is the definitive hockey mom. She’s seen it all and is proud of her sons for both their strength and their legacies. Her son Quinn was climbing the referee ladder, hoping to get to officiate Western Hockey League games. “The abuse from players, coaches and fans, it didn’t deter him. It takes a unique personality, and he had it,” she said. “Both boys started reffing when they were 12,” she said. “Quinn had a grandfather come down from the stands and shove him up against the wall. He had no problem kicking moms, dad and even coaches out of the arena. “We’re really short on officials. Some of these boys are just fed up with getting out there and getting crapped on,” said Bonny. “It’s a vicious cycle, and change needs to start citywide. Quinn had a group of coaches with whom he had a very good rapport — it can happen. He was always Quinn, who died last summer in a car accident, and Shea Stevenson (right) shared very capable of handling it. There was a a passion for refereeing hockey (Photo Supplied) mutual respect there.”

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Bonny Stevenson said 16-year-old Shea isn’t quite as confident as his big brother Quinn was, but he’s working hard in his brother’s memory. “I have had lots of yelling from the coaches,” said Shea. “I usually give them an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, and if it keeps going, I have to eject.” Shea said he’s had to eject two coaches in his short refereeing career. Shea doesn’t hesitate when asked whether or not he’d encourage his young peers to get involved in refereeing. “Yep, for sure,” he said. “It’s really good money. You can ref with your buddies and it’s all about hockey, so there’s nothing really better. “A lot of times the boys don’t want to come home and share the information, because it makes them look like they didn’t do their job,” said Bonny. “And sometimes they didn’t do their job. They can make mistakes. They’re human.” “All I know for sure is there are a bunch of great young men putting in huge hours trying to make this work,” she said.

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BHP Billiton Enchanted Forest – Celebrating 15 Years of Making Spirits Bright


askatoon’s Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour, presented this year by BHP Billiton, is celebrating its 15th Anniversary. The show is “Canada’s most unique light display,” says organizer Hugh Vassos, “as it offers a wide array of displays in its setting of a drive-thru urban forest. We have a wide assortment of themes, including sports, animals and traditional. You won’t find this combination anywhere else in the country.” This year’s show will again feature crowd favourites like the traditional Twelve Days Of Christmas component as well as the large and wonderful Noah’s Ark and the Fireworks displays. “These are the kinds of features that people tell us they come back to see year after year, along with things like the 60-7- foot evergreens that are all lit up. It all looks just magical, and has become an important Christmas time tradition to many in Saskatoon and area.” Vassos is also “very proud to announce a new display this year. With thanks to sponsors Moore Financial Services Corporation, we are excited to be able to add a team of husky dogs pulling a sled to our tour.” Not only is this year the Crystal Anniversary of the Enchanted Forest, it is also the year that organisers expect the show to greet its one millionth visitor. The lucky guest will receive a trip

Christmas tradition, the Enchanted Forest is also an important fundraiser, particularly for the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation and the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation. Vassos says that this year, proceeds from the Light Show will go towards the building of the Carnivore Trail at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm, as well as towards the funding of the Saskatchewan MS Clinical Research Chair. The BHP Billiton Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour is open to drive through now and every night – including Christmas and Christmas Eve, as well as New Year’s Eve – from 5:30 until 11:00 pm until January 11, with a final walk through scheduled for January 12 to close the displays for the year. Tickets can be bought at the gate for $8.00 a person or $30.00 a family. You can also purchase a car pass for $25.00 (maximum of seven passengers) at any Saskatoon Safeway or Shopper’s The Huskies Dog Sled team is a new addition to this year’s Drug Mart location, or at the Customer Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour Service Kiosk in Midtown Plaza. For an added special touch, contact Wayne for two to Las Vegas to celebrate this cross-section of displays to keep our Olyniuk at 492-2183 to book your milestone. unique feel.” Rick Stefan is the man horse-drawn carriage tour through the Planning the light tour is a yearwho has designed, built and maintained lights. round effort, says Vassos. “We start set- the displays “ever since it started,” VasEveryone is invited to come out and ting up the displays in mid-September, sos explains, adding, “we are lucky to but the rest of the year is spent securing have him. We come to him with ideas experience the magic of the Enchanted sponsors and planning new displays and he makes them happen for us. He Forest, and to see if that magic will turn and evaluating existing ones. We get is also the person in charge of the set-up itself into a trip to Vegas! For more information, please go to: together and toss ideas around. We and take down of displays.” want to make sure that we have a good Along with being a Saskatchewan LS908372.k11 Liza







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Ronald McDonald House provides a “home-away-from-home” during the Holiday Season


askatoon’s Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan is in the midst of an expansion that will more than double the number of rooms available for families of children undergoing care at Royal University Hospital. Started in September 2012 and scheduled for completion in spring of 2014, the expansion will increase the floor size to 43,000 sq. ft and the number of guest rooms from 13 to 34. There will also be two kitchens, a number of family rooms and sitting spaces and children’s play areas. Tammy Forrester, Executive Director or RMH SK, says the expansion is necessary in order to not have to turn any families away. Once the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan is up and running, she predicts they will have to once again consider expansion, but until then, Forrester is really looking forward to “being able to say yes to everyone who needs to stay with us,” adding that “once you get in to stay with us, you stay for as long as you need to. For some families, this is a few days, but for others, it could be for over a year.” RMH SK is once again expecting a full house for Christmas. Forrester says that the staff and volunteers at the home “try to do as much as they can to make Christmas special for our families. They decorate the house and feed our families very well with big turkey meals and also breakfasts and brunches. And we make sure there are gifts for everyone outside of their bedrooms on Christmas morning.” Young children who are staying at the house receive a new toy, while parents receive toiletry items or gift cards for self-care or pampering outings like hair cuts. Forrester says that this sense of normalcy is important, especially for the siblings of sick kids that are staying with

their families at the home. “These kids, regardless of which circumstances they are staying with us under, are still very aware that it is Christmas. They do want to celebrate it however they can, and it is important to them to have a gift waiting on Christmas morning.” If you would like to help brighten the Christmas for families staying at RMH SK this year, there are a number of ways you can help. Forrester says that donations of new toys are always welcome, as are gift cards to McDonald’s and other restaurants, or movie or theatre passes: “anything that allows the family an opportunity to go out and enjoy themselves together.” This time of year, Forrester explains, many groups and individuals also volunteer to come and bake at the house. “It is very comforting to the families to have such a normal thing going on in the background. And not only do they get to enjoy the fruits of this labour, but sometimes it is fun for the young kids staying

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Great local options for holiday entertaining

he Christmas season is a time for large group get-togethers, but they don’t have to be a time for stressing or fretting in the kitchen to ensure your guests are well fed. Boryski’s Butcher Block has many options available to you for your family or staff functions this season. “The traditional turkey meal is still the most popular,” says Victor Boryski, “with the meat and the stuffing and the potatoes and pies – the whole works.” Boryski’s also has a number of cold meat platters and pickles and cheese available for more informal lunches, as well as vegetarian options like vegetable kabobs, quiche, stuffed peppers and mushrooms or vegetarian lasagne. For those celebrating Ukrainian Christmas, Boryski’s has an “awesome Ukrainian ham sausage”, as well as perogies and cabbage rolls. If you are looking for appetizers for your party, Boryski suggests that you “keep things simple as much as possible. You don’t want to go overboard. The basics like wings and ribs with dipping sauces are still a good choice.” However, if you are looking for something a little bit different, Boryski says that “fondues are also becoming more popular for Christmas and New Year’s parties. There is no reason,” he continues, “to let tentative feelings about or a lack of time for preparing food for a larger group keep you from hosting your friends and family. Boryski’s will accommodate any number at anytime, although we do appreciate as much notice as you can give us, especially during this season.” Clancy’s Meats Co. would also be happy to help you feed your guests. Co-owner Stacey Serada says that seafood appetizers are popular this

year. “We have an absolutely fabulous coconut shrimp, as well as a 40 piece assorted shrimp tray. Our hot crab dip is fresh made and delicious, as are our crab cakes.” If seafood isn’t your thing, Clancy’s offers Gourmet Village hot and cold cheese dips, and also stuffed mushrooms, jalapeno poppers, zucchini sticks and stuffed zucchini along with the more traditional chicken wings, ribs and meatballs. You can also book a turkey breast package for a specific amount of people from Clancy’s. These packages provide you with the meat as well as scalloped potatoes and desserts. Everything is prepared fresh and comes with instructions on how to prepare. Clancy’s also carries fresh, free range turkeys for sale, although Serada suggests calling to book your turkey as soon as possible, as they only get a certain amount and they sell fast. If you are looking for a delicious dessert, Clancy’s offers Riverbend Plantation pies along with various cheescakes, macaroons and “easy but fancy looking” lava cakes. “They come in a package of six,” Serada explains “and they look divine, but they are microwaveable. So, you can impress your guests with the push of a few buttons!” For information, suggestions, or to book an order, you can find Boryski’s Butcher Block at 7-2210 Millar Avenue, give them a call at 934-5090 or find them online at Clancy’s Meats Co. is located at Unit 130, 1844 McOrmond Drive. You can contact them at 974-6328 or online at . Book early if you can, and enjoy spending more time with your loved ones and less time with your appliances this Christmas season! C





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feinted left, but he was too quick and freeze again, then cross fingers. caught me with a crisp jab. Subungual warts: Found under and As my head snapped back, I saw an adjacent to the fingernails, these warts are opening and landed a twisting uppercut notoriously persistent and painful to treat. to his chin. He reeled. I followed with a Some success is found with five-per-cent sweeping right hook to the temple that Imiquimod, a new, albeit expensive cream buckled his knees. He back-peddled to a that is applied after soaking and filing corner, so I moved in. down the wart. Countering, he connected with a devasCommon warts: Ten per cent of the tating combination jab/hook that momen- general population have warts. Fifty per tarily stunned me. I fell back. But 17 years cent of these warts will disappear sponof college hockey (so I flunked a few taneously within two years. These warts tests) had trained me well. should be soaked in warm water, pared or I answered with a stiff jab pumiced, soaked again, treated to his flaring nostrils. But he with a chemical weapon answered right back with a kick (acids, cantharidin, podofilm) to my midsection. I reached and then occluded with tape for a bottle of liquid nitrogen, or plastic for several days. If grabbed his flailing foot and that fails, liquid nitrogen might worked him hard. A minute work. later it was all over. Flat warts: Small flat warts “Thanks Doctor, I hope little are usually found on the top of Mikey wasn’t too tough on the hand or on the face. They are easily spread on shaved you. Should we come back next week for another liquid nitroareas, such as the legs of gen treatment of his wart?” women and beards of men (or Doctor While kids might hate warts, vice versa). they despise wart treatment Genital warts: Extremely common among sexually-active teens, and positively loathe wart treaters. To those who feel that the above struggle is debate continues as to whether condoms not entirely plausible, I should advise you protect or not. Though not the same HPV that causes cervical cancer, the presence that my PG 13 rating prevents me from including the really vicious portions of the of genital warts is a red flag for other seribattle involving teeth, scalpels and Tonya ous problems. Tough and painful to treat Harding. (physically and emotionally), Imiquimod All this fuss over a virus no bigger than has shown promise in treating and even a mosquito’s zit. Warts are caused by HPV, eliminating genital warts. The new vaccine known as Human Papilloma Virus or more can prevent these. commonly the Horrific Pimple Virus. It So friends, parents, countrymen, send enters through a breach in the skin and us your ears, your downtrodden and your may take months or even years to incudonations. But hesitate before sending bate. Different types of warts are caused us kids with warts. The pain they incur from our treatments induces a fear reflex by different varieties of the 70 strains of HPV, including those listed below. between patient and doctor. Plantar warts: Warts on the feet are Years later when they need to see a a common adolescent concern. Plantar doctor for something less painful (such as warts begin on the weight-bearing pora javelin in the kidney) all they can think tions of the foot and are so named because of is the pain associated with wart treatas they enlarge, walking feels as though ment from the guy in the white coat and a Planters peanut is imbedded in the foot. brass knuckles. Warts are caught from public showers or “Doc, go ahead and wiggle that javelin swapping low fives with warty friends. in there all you like, just don’t use your What may start as a single wart may mul- liquid nitrogen.” tiply into several warts. These may in turn Now as my day comes to a close, my fuse into large plaques that can consume nurse informs me, “Doctor, four-year-old the entire sole of the foot. To treat, pare Suzy Stallone is here with a plantar. And down the wart until it begins to bleed, she looks like she could go five rounds or then freeze with liquid nitrogen (use the more.” spray only, not a cotton swab), thaw, Th-warted again.

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STANBUL — Olives, four different death struggles of empires attempting to cheeses, roasted sweet red peppers, dominate the world stage. sautéed eggplant and chilled tomatoes, Where do you start in a city with a followed by sesame-encrusted bagels and bulging treasury of history? a selection of pastries with a double dolTourists could start their Istanbul lop of sour cherry jam on the side. immersion at the Topkapi, the palace that There’s nothing like a full Turkish that was the seat of power of the Ottoman breakfast if you want to survive a mornEmpire. Built between 1459 and 1465, ing tour of Istanbul. It’s a city that’ll Topkapi has been expanded and refurchallenge your sense of cultural equilibbished over time by the generations of rium while at the same time delighting sultans who made it their home during you with a swirling, pulsating their reigns. panorama of what life really is In Topkapi, you get to tour about. the extensive network of buildAt least those were my feelings and grounds, along with a ings as I mopped up the last visit to the harem (which means chunk of bagel on my plate. “forbidden’’ in Turkish), where Then it was time to check out the sultan, his wives, concuthe city map we’d picked up bines and other select members at the airport after our arrival a of the royal household lived. In scant few hours earlier. In realthe old days eunuchs guarded ity it was my wife who would the entrance. Today a fee of 40 check out the map. Her mind Turkish lira (about $20) gets is better configured to handle you into the palace and the Travel strange landscapes than mine. harem. When I say I would be lost Just a stone’s throw from without her, I mean that literally. Topkapi is the Blue Mosque, another It is easy to get lost in Istanbul. It is a favourite for devotees of impressive archicity that can deliver panic attacks around tecture. Its six towering minarets highlight one corner and healing tranquility around the neighbourhood. A short walk from the next. this mosque is the magnificent Hagia This massive city straddles both Sophia, a massive structure built during Europe and Asia, reflecting the rich culthe sixth century as a Byzantine Church. tures of both the east and the west in its As political and religious fortunes ebbed Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most 15 million citizens. This is the city that and flowed, it would become a Catholic prominent monuments in the world (Photo by Peter Wilson) was once Constantinople and Byzantium, church and later a mosque. Today it is a a place that has in its time represented museum and a must-see for visitors. heart and pulse of the city is in the pressame time. Contrasts are everywhere. You rival aspirations and ambitions of While these and other architectural ent. Head into the streets, where the hustle can buy freshly-squeezed pomegranate Christians and Muslims. For thousands and historical wonders are sure to take of years it would be the focus of life-and- your breath away, my wife and I find the and bustle of everyday life will fire your juice at a modest stall or a fabulous — imagination and test your cultural fortiand inexpensive — doner kebab at the tude. hole-in-the-wall diner next door. All of It is an entrepreneurial free-for-all, as this is in the shadow of high-rent stores humble push carts fight for space among where you can drop several thousand the double-parked Mercedes and Jaguars dollars on a Swiss timepiece or a finelyof rich merchants. It is a place where tailored leather coat. Collectively Correct shoeshine boys and food vendors call out I am hooked on Turkey. In my next Answers on page 23 BootsRosella and Jim Struthers ByBy Bernice and James Kilner JW11219.L02 for your attention. piece I will cover a few more delights to It’s crazy and it is wonderful all at the be found at this world-class destination. James


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Cam Hutchinson & Friends:

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• The best curling we will see in the next four years is taking place in Winnipeg, where our Olympic representatives will be decided. Call me an old guy, but I would like to see one of the old guys — Glenn Howard or Jeff Stoughton — represent Canada on the men’s side. And wouldn’t it be great if our Stephanie Lawton could snare a maple leaf on the women’s side? • Janice Hough, on Ann Betar, 98, and John Betar, 102, celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary (making them the longest married couple in North America): “After this long, I guess the marriage stands a good chance of surviving that 81-year itch. • From TC Chong: “President Obama pardoned two turkeys last week. Somehow he missed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.” • Bill Littlejohn, on New York Knicks owner James Dolan banning Woody Allen from the team’s VIP lounge: “Does this mean that Soon-Yi has been banned from the team’s day care?” • From Torben Rolfsen: “The CFL is serious about exploring the viability of an expansion franchise in Atlantic Canada. Next week they are going to pitch their idea on Dragons' Den. • I used to think Walmart would take over the world. Now I think it will be Rogers. • A Raham, Wash., couple is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of their 1970 Barracuda. “Don’t look at me,” said Nancy Wilson. • Hough, on Afghanistan considering a law to again stone convicted adulterers: “Which means if Hillary Clinton is elected in 2016, she’ll be making visits to Kabul solo.” • I still don’t I understand why Kory Sheets’ run after catching Darian Durant’s pop-up fumble counts as rushing yards. Then again, there are a lot of things I don’t understand. • Chong, on Alabama having a football player named Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: “Wonder if his mother is a friend of Hillary or Monica?” • Rolfsen, on two Newfoundlanders saving a shark floundering in the shallows after it couldn't swallow a large chunk of a moose: “It was the biggest choke job

cent of world’s BS is in Toronto. Comes Alive album, what would he call it? • Littlejohn, on the NFL • Rolfsen, on the Seattle Seahawks getting their considering banning tailgate par- eighth substance suspension since 2010: “The last ties in the parking lots outside lineup to shuffle this much and keep winning was of MetLife Stadium before the Guns N' Roses.” Super Bowl: “Well, there goes • From Hough: “At this point wouldn't it be our chance to see barbecued pop- faster for ESPN to announce the players in the sicles.” Seahawks secondary who haven’t been sus• From Chong: “The new NHL pended?” television deal will probably • Seven Viagra pills are sold every second. be the end of Don Cherry with Clearly sales aren’t soft. CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. Look for Don to re-invent himself Brought to and the with Rock’em Sock’em Curling SASKATOON you by next season.” EXPRESS Al Gore (Wiki Photo) • From Hough: “Gosh times are tough. Kanye West said he needed to leave his Nike deal to in Canada since the Leafs playoff series sign with Adidas because ‘I have against the Bruins.” to provide for my family.’” • By my math, CFL=Pan Am Games. • A&W is advertising better NFL=Olympic Games. Toronto is hosting TRIVIA QUESTION beef. Makes me wonder what it the 2015 Pan Am Games. Before the true events related in • From Littlejohn: “Entrances to MLB was serving before? Captain Phillips, how long has it • Note to Wendy’s: Your ad ballparks will have metal detectors in been since a US cargo ship has 2014. Other than that, clubhouses should with a doorbell ringing is driving been hijacked? my dog and me nuts. It’s like the remain the same." • 6 months • 17 years • For the first time since 1997, strippers Charge of the Light Brigade to • 5 years • 200 years in Houston will be able to go topless, now the front door every time it plays. • A Colorado man has conthat 16 clubs reached an agreement with Visit to enter fessed to stealing bags from the city. The group of clubs will pay the Denver International Airport city one million dollar bills. baggage carousels, including one • Al Gore has reportedly gone vegan. belonging to Peter Frampton. All This is not to be confused with Dick that Frampton was missing was Cheney goin’ shootan. • Hough, on Indianapolis Colts owner his career. 1820 BROADWAY AVE. 306-244-6666 • If Frampton decided to make Jim Irsay ranting again on Twitter about The ORIGINAL home of the DRY RIBS RECIPE a follow-up to his 1976 Frampton his team's performance: “Another thing to be thankful for — George Steinbrenner 5 lines by 4p6 Morrison Spec Lisa didn't live in the social-media age.” Morrison, Lokinger & Associates Real Estate | 306-651-6155 • Chong, on the airline industry being To view any Real Estate Listings set to lift cell-phone restrictions on comJW11161.L02 mercial aircraft: “Does that mean I can text the woman behind me and ask her to James tell her kid to stop kicking my seat?” • From Rolfsen: “Playing the halftime show at the Grey Cup has impacted Hedley's career. Illegal downloads of their songs have increased in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert and North Battleford.” • A 118-carat white diamond has sold at a Hong Kong auction for $30 million. Has Kobe Bryant been cheating again? • A study found nearly three per cent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine. In a related story, nearly three per


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• Translating TSN analyst Glen Suitor, 2013 Grey Cup edition: 3. Good no-call on the Rider DB (pass interference); 2. The refs are letting them play (flagrant pass interference); 1. Looking forward to working with you next season, Chris (anybody but Rod Black). • Nova Scotia skip Heather Smith has reportedly separated from husband and skip, Mark Dacey. Curling insiders expect them to split the house. • The Cowboys beat the Raiders on American Thanksgiving. Did I mention the Cowboys cheerleaders uniform hasn't changed in 14 years? Another thing to be thankful for. • In Wednesday’s loss to the Penguins, the Maple Leafs failed to muster a single shot on net in the third period or overtime. Embarrassing? Even soccer fans were laughing. • Paul Quinn College in Texas dropped football, turned their gridiron into crops, and this year has sold 17,500 lbs. of food to Cowboys Stadium. I’m thinking they heard voices: If you tilled it, they will come. • In honour of the Roar of the Rings, the top five Canadian curling bands: 5. April Line; 4. Tragically Chip; 3. The Sweepdogs; 2. Bachman—Inturn Overdrive; 1. Nickelhack. • Jets quarterback Geno Smith went a

combined 17 for 45 against the Bills and Ravens, including five interceptions. I pass gas with more accuracy. • Delivery Man is a new movie about a guy who has fathered 533 children. Despite what you may have heard, he doesn't play in the NBA. • In the upcoming CFL expansion draft, each team can protect one quarterback. Except the Bombers, who won't need to. • The Gallaudet Bison clinched their first NCAA football playoff berth in the school’s 149-year-old history. “Darn, now who can we make fun of?” asked the Chicago Cubs. • After Daniel Sedin was high-sticked, he showed the ref his dislodged chiclet hoping the Kings would draw a double minor. What is that, tooth or consequences? • Denver blew a 24-0 half-time lead and lost to the Patriots in November's second-largest collapse. The largest was Heidi Montag having her F-cup implants removed. • Georgia Southern beat Florida without completing a pass. That's right, no passes. Which reminds me, Kobe Bryant said he’s almost ready to play. • Sports Illustrated asked if we should consider Alabama star and cover boy AJ McCarron "the best ever." McCarron best ever? Possibly. His girlfriend Katherine Webb, definitely.

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organ). Feel free to bring a bagged lunch. Coffee and tea provided. Donations gratefully appreciated. For more information call 306-652-6812.

Dec. 6

What: The Nylons, the a capella sensations in a fourth decade of touring, will serve up a Jazzy Christmas with seasonal favourites like White Christmas, Joy To The World and Carole of the Bells plus their long-standing hits like The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Silhouettes and On The Roof at 7:30 p.m. TAC Concerts are promoting. Sistema Saskatoon will use funds to help after-school programming at Vincent Massey School. Where: The Roxy Theatre. Tickets: $37, $33. ***** The Nutana Legion presents a show and dance by England. A tribute to Linda Ronstadt . 8 p.m. to 11: p.m. Tickets are available at Nutana Legion and McNally Robinson Book store . ***** What: At least 18 pianists will be taking turns on the Saskatoon Jazz Society’s two pianos in the second annual Saskatoon Food Bank Pianothon from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Suggested cover: Nonperishable food items.

Dec. 7

What: The Holiday Gospel Spectacular is one of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s invitations to get into the Christmas spirit. Floyd Collins will direct an amazing collection of Saskatoon gospel artists and there will be a Christmas singalong. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Where: TCU Place. Tickets: Range from $31.50 to $51.50. ***** What: The Big Band series continues for the Saskatoon Jazz Society, with trombonist Larry Hume leading The Toon Town Big Band and Donna Hay serving up the vocals at 9 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $15 for SJS members, $20 for nonmembers.



Dec. 4

The Children’s Wish Foundation presents a Christmas concert by Jet Stream from the Royal Canadian Air Force Band. Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m. Tickets: free-will donations. (Email grace. or call 306-9550511 to reserve a seat.)

Dec. 5, 6, 7

Hansel & Gretel features an accomplished cast of local performers Hansel & Gretel is a perfect family show, and a delightful way for those who’ve never experienced opera to try something new and entertaining. Where: The Broadway Theatre. Cost: $20 per ticket; $70 for family 4-pack. To purchase tickets call the Broadway Theatre box office at 306-652-6566 or online at Tickets can also be purchased in-person at Trio Imagery in Market Mall. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m.

Dec. 5, 12, 19

Free noon hour concerts at Third Avenue United Church. Dec. 5 - The Polyreeds: Alyssa Thompson & Melissa Goodchild (clarinet); Dec. 12 - Dean McNeill (trumpet) & Michelle Aalders (piano/organ); Dec. 19 - Renee de Moissac (pipe

guest speaker Christian Braid, as well as an 38th Street East. This is a wheelchair accessible opportunity to meet achievers at the student-run building. For more info, call 270-9181. company trade show (11 a.m.) The meal and program being at 11:45. For tickets visit www.jasask. Every Wednesday The Saskatoon Mood disorder support group org/saskatoonjinglebell or call 306-955-5267. for people with bi-polar, depression and other Dec. 13 related mental health problem meets at the Zion Annual Giant Three Table Christmas Meat Evangelical Lutheran Church at 323 4th Ave. Draw. Everything you need for sun up to sun South (south entrance) at 7:30 p.m. For more down on Christmas Day. Where: Army, Navy information call Al at 306-716-0836 or Lindi at & Airforce Veteran’s Club (359 First Avenue 306-491-9398. North). Also the Membership Early Bird Draws Dec. 15 ***** followed by the Chase the Queen of Hearts Draw. What: Singles Social Group - “All About Us” for The Saskatoon Youth Orchestra along with Stay and dance to 4 Front. For more information people in their 50s and 60s. Events such as the Saskatoon Strings will present their winter call 306-652-3171. concert “Images and Impressons” at 7 p.m. at weekly Wednesday restaurant suppers, monthly Third Avenue United Church. Works will include Sunday brunches, movie nights, dances, pot luck Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, Suite from Video and more. Meet new friends. No membership Games Live, and Suite from Lieutenant Kije by dues. For more information email Prokofiev. Reserved seating tickets are available or phone (306) 978from McNally Robinson’s Booksellers until Dec. 7, First Saturday of every 0813. then at the door. For more information see www. month or call (306) 955-6336. Third Tuesday of the What: The MindFULL Café, part of the internaMonth tional Alzheimer Café movement, is an opportunity to meet in a relaxed social setting for persons What: Monthly Drop-In Caregiver Support Group. Who: Caregivers for adult family members with dementia, family, care partners and other or friends. Cost: Free (presented by Saskatoon interested people. The Café is a two-hour get Nov. 28-Dec. 8 Health Region). To Register: Jeanne (306-655together with refreshments, entertainment and Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company: 3426) or Karen (306-655-3427). information. First Saturday of the month from 3 Mekiwin: The Gift (Kohkom got run over by a John p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Sherbrooke Community **** LS908407.L02 Deere). This is the world premiere of a new chap- Centre. The Saskatoon Prostate Cancer Support Group Liza is a local community group of men who have or who have had prostate cancer, and their spouses/ partners/caregivers. We meet monthly for sharing, for support, and for information. Location: W.A. Edwards Centre, 333 – 4th Avenue North.



Every Second Wednesday What: Friendship Force International, Saskatoon and Area Club. We are a non-profit cultural exchange organization promoting friendship and goodwill through a program of homestay exchanges. We are an organization of more than 360 clubs in more than 50 countries throughout the world. FFI allows you to enjoy economical travel while forging new friendships with club members from around the world. Visit our website at Find out more about us or come join us at our next meeting by contacting Bill Gulka at 306-249-0243 or by email

Dec. 8

What: Meaghan Smith is a Toronto artist and she’ll bring songs from the CD, The Crickets’ Orchestra, which won her a 2011 Juno Award as best new artist. The Roots series performance is at 8 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $20 for SJS members, $25 for non-members. ***** The Cecilian Singers present a concert of seasonal choral music, and a silent auction at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church (19th Street and Fourth Ave. S — bottom of the Broadway Bridge). Tickets at McNally Robinson or online at www. or by calling Audrey at 306373-8905. Come and enjoy music of the season – and get some of that Christmas shopping done at the same time. Tickets in advance: $15. At the door: $18. Children 12 and under free. ***** What: Handel’s Messiah, performed by the Station Singers of Rosthern, accompanied by Prairie Virtuosi Orchestral group, under the direction of Duff Warkentin, 2:30 p.m. Soloists include Barbara Milner, Lisa Hornung, Robert Dick and Matthew Pauls. Where: Rosthern Mennonite Church, Rosthern. Tickets are available from choir members, Station Arts Centre (306-2325332), or at the door. $20 adults, $10 students, $5 children under 12. Dec. 3-4 ***** Actor John Huston performs A Christmas Join Saskatoon Choral Society for their funCarol. 7:30 pm. At the Marr Residence, 326 filled Fall Concert at the Grace Westminster 11th St. East. The performance will be followed United Church (505 - 10th Street East) at 2:30 by dessert and musical entertainment. Tickets are p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for chil$15 and available by calling 652-1201. dren 6-10 at the door. Luncheon following the concert.


ent The Spirit of Christmas. Where: Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets - $25 at McNally Robinson or 306-373-4808. $28 at door or 306652-6556 Doors open at 6:30 p.m., rush seating. ***** Zodiac Tapestry Handbells, Christmas Sparkle Concert. Grace-Westminster United Church (505 10th Street East) 7 p.m. Guest artist is Alysse Sailor, violin. Admission at the door: $15.

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ter in the Rez Christmas story series. It is written by Curtis Peeteetuce. Location: 914-20th St West. Running Time: 1 hour. Times: 1p.m. weekday matinees, 8 p.m. evening shows, 2 p.m. weekend matinees. Cost: weekday matinees: $6 students and $12 Adults; weekday evenings and weekend matinees: $18.

Dec. 6

What: Save the Children - Canada (Saskatoon Branch). Annual Christmas Fellowship Night and Potluck Supper. New volunteers cordially invited . Where: Edwards Family Centre (Fourth Avenue North) at 6:30 p.m. Please contact Dr. Mel Hosain at 306-373-9877 or, preferably, Lavonne Cloke at for more information.

Every Tuesday Tops #5273 meets at St. Mathews Hall (135109th Street West). Weigh-in from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15. Meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Experience a healthy weight loss.For more information call 306- 249-2029 or 306-931-3286.

Bridge City Senioraction Inc: Classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration is $20, drop-in fee is $2. For information, call Sheila at 306-931-8053 or Kathy at 306-244-0587.

First Monday of every month Saskatoon Ostomy Association meetings. 7:30 p.m. at Mayfair United Church. We meet the first Monday of the month except when there is a holiday. Then it is the second Monday.

First Tuesday of every month

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

What: FROMI - Friends and Relatives of People Dec. 6-7 Join us for the Wanuskewin Christmas Artisan with Mental Illness. These meetings run from Sale. Beaders, Carvers, Painters & more, will be 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: W.A. Edwards Family displaying and creating for you from 10 a.m. to 3 Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue North (wheelchair p.m. This year our Annual Artisan Fair grows even accessible).If you have a loved one or friend with a mental illness and you need understanding supbigger as we are featuring: Dec. 6: Traditional port, contact Carol at 306-249-0693, Linda at First Nations Dance Performance (11:30 a.m.), Children’s Metis Jiggers (1 p.m.) and Card Holder 306-933-2085, Lois at 306-242-7670 or e-mail Craft (2 p.m.) Dec 7: Cultural Program (11 a.m.) Dec. 10 Traditional First Nations Dance Performance (2 First and Third Sunday of 3Can19b Collectively Correct Magic City Chorus’ The Stars of Christmas. p.m.) and Tipi Raising (2 p.m.) Admission is $2 or With guests Sambatoon Drum Ensemble, South two non-perishable food items for the Saskatoon each month What: Pet Loss Support Group, Support and of Sixty, Northern Blend, as well as the Magic Food Bank. comfort to people who are struggling with the City quartets: Acquired Taste and 4 Sure. 8 p.m. loss of a beloved companion animal due to Dec. 6 and Dec. 8 Forest Grove Community Church (52 Webster old age, sickness or other sad reasons. The Street). Rush seating. Tickets are $15. For more National Day of Remembrance and Action no-obligation support group meets the first information call Agnes at 306-668-6209 or Gerry on Violence Against Women. Dec. 6 at the Civic and third Sunday of every month 2 p.m. at the at 306-343-8924. Square outside City Hall at noon. On Dec 8 at 2 W.A. Edwards Centre, 333 4th Avenue North, p.m. a vigil will held at St. Thomas More cafDec. 11 eteria for the 13 women murdered in 1989 in the Saskatoon. For more information or telephone Saskatchewan country musicians are coming Polytechnic Massacre. Both are inclusive events. support, call 306-343-5322. together for a night of music for the Saskatoon Tuesdays, Thursdays, Satur- C A Crisis Nursery. A SaskCountry Christmas on Dec. 11, 12, 13 A R Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Mayfair United Church. Sylvia Chave’s Holiday Hoopla Concerts at days M I Presented by Saskatoon Downtown Lions and the Refinery. Come out and wiggle and giggle What: Free art drop-in at the SCYAP Art D Studio XII Music & Dance Co., the lineup includes together as we celebrate all things Christmas. Centre. All ages welcome, all materials supplied, Jay Semko, Stephen Maguire, Blake Berglund, Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. no registration required. Every Tuesday, 5:30 Samara Yung, J.J. Voss, Eli Barsi, Amy Nelson W A and 7 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., and and Will Ardell. The concert will be in true A R p.m. Advance tickets are $7 and $9 at the door. Saturday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Nashville form as a songwriters-circle style show, (Under 2 Free). Box Office: 653-5191. Online: C A with the artists telling stories between the songs. Every Thursday Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at What: Depression Support Group — free group H and at Saskatoon Co-op Food Stores. Dec. 12 runs on the first and third Thursday of each H U Seventh annual Jingle Bell Lunch supportmonth, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is open I S Dec. 13 ing Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan at the to anyone struggling with depression and family E K What: Henri Loiselle & Martin Janovsky pres- Saskatoon Travelodge. The luncheon will feature members wanting to support them. Where: 311 –

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2 - Lemon Herb Chicken Breasts 2 - 8 oz. Mesquite New York Steak 2 - 4 oz. Chicken Souvlaki 2 - 4 oz. Pork Souvlaki 2 - 4 oz. Montery Chicken Kabobs 2 - 4 oz. Honey Rose Pork Kabobs 2 - 4 oz. Peppercorn Pork Chops




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