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Evan Hardy’s Media School one of a kind
askatoon’s Evan Hardy their own festival near the end Collegiate is home to a of each semester. unique program. Media The program’s founder and School is designed to provide still a supporter, Ron Berntson, practical training and expericame up with the idea and introence for aspiring filmmakers. duced the first sessions in 2006. “There’s nothing like it in “Ron wanted to introduce Hollywood or New York,” passionate youth of the Saskasaid Joel Dietrich, the school’s toon Public School Division instructor. “We are a one-of-ato film and television. And he kind class in North America.” wanted to inspire them to do Twenty-four students, all their storytelling through video in Grade 11 and representing production. He is now retired, People many schools in Saskatoon, but he has left us with someparticipate each semester. thing on which we can build. They get a solid grounding in producing, We want to do justice to his models and directing, writing, cinematography, audio goals,” said Dietrich. engineering, lighting, art direction and It was easy for Dietrich to get caught editing. They work with semi-professional up in the program. to professional equipment. They have the “I’m a practical and applied arts use of a dedicated media studio and access teacher, with a minor in physics. While I to industry-standard software. was at the University of Saskatchewan, As the course unfolds, students make Twyn Armstrong suggested I take a media productions which are submitted to conclass. I enrolled in a class taught by Jay tests, festivals, television networks and Wilson. It was fun, it was fluid, just to get student broadcast outlets, culminating with my hands on a camera was exciting. And
that was the beginning of my interest. I was addicted,” he said. “In the second year of my internship, I knew Ron’s program was out there. The two of us were able to develop the course in 2007. We were like a film company, working on a budget from nothing to low, but we learned how to take advantage of the resources. We didn’t have much in lighting and sound. Eventually the students and I built the studio space.” Dietrich taught one year at Centennial Collegiate. When Berntson retired, he appreciated the division’s generous decision to invite him back to Evan Hardy. He has been the steadying influence in the program since September 2009. He is now assisted by Mitch Lysak, whose work comes through the integration of media and English curriculums. “Since joining the program full time, I wanted to see how much we could expand, how we could get better equipment and facilities and be more efficient in everything we managed. And as we advanced, I think we’ve improved our storytelling dramatically.”
For students, the educational rewards are five credits (which are either compulsory credits or full graduation equivalents), plus two Grade 12 credit options. “Media School uses scriptwriting as English expression. Or sound-source recording as a practical physics application. Or the film analysis as an assessment for learning the storytelling craft and the physical methods of creation,” Dietrich said. The students learn to make quality productions. Previous classes have been honoured nationally for their work in Youth Privacy, Eco Canada and MADD Canada contests. A most recent accomplishment has been a film, Diagnosed, which tells the story of a girl diagnosed with breast cancer and the challenges of going through her five acceptance levels. The film won three awards at the Living Skies Student Film Festival, organized by the University of Regina. It was in competition against entries from the university students. (Continued on page 5)
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Citizen Café and Bakery
Young entrepreneurs open hot new coffee spot
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askatoon’s coffee community has a new citizen. Although Citizen Café and Bakery opened just last month, it has been on Brittany Brown and her sister-in-law Nikita Brown’s radar for six years. Brittany was only 18 when she and Nikita, then 21, had the idea. Over the years, the young entrepreneurs were immersed in the coffee scene. Now at ages 24 and 27 they have opened Citizen. “The coffee shops are so lovely in this city; there’s a really great coffee culture,” Brittany Brown said. “I feel that when Caffe Sola closed in August, Saskatoon lost some of the lounge space when it comes to coffee. We wanted to have an atmosphere where people can come and get to know each other. We want that sense of community with the customers. “When we decided to open up our own coffee shop, we wanted the name to express a sense of community, so that’s where the name Citizen comes from. I met a lot of my friends working at Caffe Sola; it was my social setting. It’s really wonderful to gather that same crowd.” Nikita moved to Saskatoon from Winnipeg eight years ago. She has seen a transition in the city over the years. “I remember when I first moved here, I’d make friends who were moving to Montreal or Vancouver, bigger and better places,” she said. “Now the people who did that are coming back and taking those things they’ve experienced in the big cities and bringing them here, which has changed the city so much. It’s wonderful.”
Nikita Brown (left) Brittany Brown opened Citizen Café and Bakery 18-23rd Street East (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson) Brittany, a lifelong resident of Saskatoon, has seen similar change. “I have watched the city grow and change, and I love being a part of it,” she said. Citizen has its own unique flavour, in both atmosphere and cuisine. “We have visited coffee shops all over Europe and in the United States. Citizen is a collection of all the things we liked. I was in a coffee shop in Vancouver when I noticed they had a running water fountain, and I stored that in the back of my mind for later use,” said Nikita. “We took things we liked from other coffee shops — or things that we thought were lacking — and utilized that knowledge.” There are other quirky qualities that give the coffee shop character, such as the names of the sandwiches. “All of our sandwiches are named after revolutionary citizens,” Brittany said. “There are descriptions of why we chose the names on our website (citizencafeandbakery.ca). People seem to really enjoy them; it’s just a little added something.” Citizen has something to offer for all types of foodies. “We based the lunch menu on the idea that everyone loves a good sandwich. It doesn’t have to be hoity-toity, and it doesn’t have to have a lot of ingredients
as long as each of the ingredients are very good,” Brittany said. “We make all of our own spreads for our sandwiches; we roast all of our own chicken and spice our meat. We have top quality bacon, and we have just as many vegan and vegetarian options. “We have gluten-free wraps for everything. Soups and salads are always vegan or vegetarian. We wanted our menu to be simple.” The owners are particularly proud of their coffee and teas. “Our roasting company that we brew from is called Bean North; they’re based out of the Yukon. The espresso blend that we get is exclusive to us and only one other shop in the city,” Brittany said. “We get all of our tea from a supplier based out of Ontario. They’re called Social. They have some of the best-quality teas we have ever tried. The teas have actual pieces of fruit. Or there is a roasted almond tea which is so flavourful — it contains nuts and apples and spicy chives straight from India. People seem to be really enjoying that as well. If you’re not a coffee drinker, there is lots of tea. We even carry pop in glass bottles.” The food is European inspired. “I did a lot of travelling; I brought a lot of recipes back from Europe,” Brittany said. “We also have vegan and glutenfriendly options. If we’re going to have a
sense of community, we want everyone to be included, so we have options for everyone. People are also so excited to hear that we have almond milk for coffee. “We ensure that everything is quality and that our customers enjoy every bite, that every coffee is really good, and that our service is friendly. The service and atmosphere are our priorities.” Nikita and Brittany are two of a growing number of young entrepreneurs in Saskatoon. They cite other company owners as their inspiration. “Young entrepreneurs are opening shops all over the city. It’s fantastic. I was inspired by other business owners in the city. There’s Alchemy Clothing and Salon, Luna & Hill Clothing Company and Unreal City comic store,” said Brittany. “We just want these business owners to know how much they inspired us and really pushed us to do what we wanted to do. And also how much our customers mean to us. “Every business says that their customers mean everything to them. But honestly, because we’re a coffee shop based on community, we really mean it when we say it’s all for them. We wake up every day for them.” Citizen is located at 18 23rd Street East. You can reach the café and bakery at 306-343-1043.
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Evan Hardy’s Media School one of a kind
Cody Fofonoff and Kristen Chant sit at a computer editing booth with teacher Joel Dietrich (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson)
(Continued on page 3) articularly exciting is that each semester closes with a film festival. Student videos are submitted to a jury within the film and TV industry, and they are ranked. Students receive feedback in the defined categories. The Broadway Theatre is rented for the festival night, and about 430 people, including industry professionals, are invited. All of the juried works are honoured, but the highlight comes when the audience picks its favourite. Media School seeks professional assistance whenever and wherever possible. During one semester in 2011, students were fortunate enough to share in the experience of a motion picture, Ferocious, which was filmed in Saska-
toon. Many students from Evan Hardy were used as extras. For many of the semesters, students made trips to Regina, where they would walk set after set, visit the Saskatchewan soundstage and watch specialty units in action. Dietrich said there is “some disappointment in going to Regina to see the soundstage as empty as it’s been since a year ago. There was a benefit in acquiring their Space Centre equipment for us to use in Saskatoon.” Trips to Regina are still possible, but from April 22-26 there are 39 students (some from the fall semester and others from the current semester) are going to Vancouver. “We will visit post-secondary schools which offer film courses. We want to see what they are doing and
how their programs differ from ours. There are two or three studios which will let us have a look at what they are currently doing. We have photography directors willing to share time with us. We hope to make a learning experience in as many areas as possible.” Dietrich said there have been a number of Media School graduates who have gone to Vancouver to either continue their studies or work in film. To help offset the travel costs, one of Media School’s fundraisers will take place on March 8 at Sutherland Hall. Students will engage in a scavenger hunt in the early evening. After dinner there will be a screening of the fan favourite award winners from all previous semesters. Most of those will be from eight to 10 minutes long.
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en Harper, a singer-songwriter-guitarist, and Charley Musselwhite, a revered master of blues because of his harmonica skills, will be headlining one of the first nights on the TD mainstage at the Delta Bessborough Gardens at this year’s Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. The festival opens June 20. Harper and Musselwhite are featured the next night. Adding to the excitement of the catch is that Harper and Musselwhite recently collaborated on a CD titled Get Up! — a stirring adventure into gospel, roots, country, and rhythm and blues. Harper found commercial success with a radio single Steal My Kisses (in 2000), but he continues to explore different musical textures. Musselwhite has played with giants the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, and he’s a member of the Blues Hall of Fame. Another booking for the mainstage is Tegan and Sara, who will appear on June 26. They have shared the stage for 13 years, cross all boundaries of genre and come fresh on the heels of their seventh CD (Heartthrob). Two signings were also announced for the Broadway Theatre. John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood and guitar ace John Scofield will work on June 21. This will be the first time the four have toured together. Their newest release (Out Louder) is rooted in jazz, funk and blues. They will also draw out the repertoire from another CD, A Go Go. Cassandra Wilson is a vocalist-songwriter ticketed for a Saskatoon appearance on June 24. Her landmark album was entitled Blue Light ‘Til Dawn. She has won two Grammy awards, the 2012 Echo Award for Jazz, and she performed a leading role in Wynton Marsalis’ Blood on the Fields, the first jazz work to receive a Pulitzer Prize. Tickets will go on sale at the festival box office at the Bessborough on March 10.
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Maybe we should recycle city council
ight now the only garbage I want to recycle is generated from City
presumably the cheapest. Why? Single-dwelling homeowners didn’t get a choice between Hall. Cosmo and Loraas. Coun. A few months before the Darren Hill expressed concern last civic election, council about a sole-sourced contract to committed to giving Cosmo Cosmo which will cost multiIndustries the recycling contract dwelling owners more money for multi-dwelling collection than they are currently paying. and processing. It is shaping up Yet he had no problem giving to become just another broken the higher-bidding Loraas the election promise. single-dwelling contract and Columnist To recap, Cosmo Industries kicking the lower bid by Cosmo is a non-profit organization supporting to the curb. intellectually-challenged residents. It has Coun. Charlie Clark says this is the a 30-year history of recycling paper in most complicated issue his has dealt with this city. Cosmo uses the profit from sales during his tenure on council. Really? One of recycled paper to support and expand would think imposing a tax increase of programming for its participants. 7.43 per cent on residents, including those Loraas Recycle is a private company on fixed incomes and the working poor, providing services for garbage removal along with increasing fees and levies, and recycling. It operates the only private would rate as a bigger issue than imposing landfill in the province. the same recycling fee on all city residents. When council first started debating the Some on council simply want to write merits of a curbside recycling program, the Cosmo a cheque from the taxpayers account spokesperson for Loraas clearly stated they and have them go away. Clearly they do not couldn’t provide the service for less than understand that Cosmo exists to provide $8 a month. In fact Loraas trucks adverdignity of work and a social outlet for resitised its recycling program at that price. dents who are intellectually challenged. Had The only competition at that time was a they given the initial contract to Cosmo as small blue box start-up business which was the low bidder, we wouldn’t be having this eventually bought out by Loraas. debate. At the same time Cosmo had a legal Some councillors would have you becontract with the city which is enforceable lieve that there is a possibility of a mill-rate into 2018. Prior to the mandated program, increase if they write Cosmo a “go-awaypaper recycling bins were strategically and-leave-us-alone” cheque. What they located around the city and the contents aren’t saying is that the city has been spendwere delivered to Cosmo by the city at an ing $450,000 annually collecting paper for approximate cost of $450,000. Aside from Cosmo, but saved much of this money on offering valued services to special-needs landfill costs. Add to the equation the fact residents over the last 30 years, Cosmo has the city would save the $450,000 it currently saved the city substantial money by divert- spends, because Cosmo would be responing paper products from the landfill. sible for its own collection. What council Before the single-dwelling collection/ isn’t saying is that under the current agreeprocessing contract was awarded, Loraas ments it has to deliver 7,800 tons of paper to spent millions of dollars expanding and Cosmo. And they may have to purchase any improving its facility. I expect this was in paper shortfall from Loraas or neighbouring anticipation of getting the city contract. jurisdictions in order to comply with these Cosmo at the same time stressed to council contractual obligations. This would be at a that single-bin collection would contamicost unknown to them and us. nate the paper and reminded council of its The argument has been put forth that contractual agreements to provide Cosmo multi-dwelling units get less for their tax 7,800 tons of uncontaminated paper. dollars than single-dwelling homes because The tender was issued. And when the they pay for their own garbage removal. bids were opened Cosmo had the lowest This is an apples-to-oranges discussion. At bid — about $1 million less than the Lopresent, garbage pickup is covered under raas bid. Notwithstanding this fact, council property taxation, whereas recycling is a set, awarded the bid to Loraas, although it did mandated fee currently charged to all singlethrow Cosmo a bone. Cosmo could have dwelling homes, whether you use it or not the multi-dwelling contract. At that time and regardless of volume. If council wants Loraas had contracts with some multito deal with adjusting taxes to multi-dwelldwelling building owners to collect recying units to compensate for unused services, clables and had no issue with the Cosmo it should be considered under the mill-rate compromise and presumably still doesn’t. factor. And then we can debate why any It was reported in The StarPhoenix taxpayer should have to pay for services that some multi-dwelling unit owners they opt not to use. think they should have the right to choose Snow removal is a moot point as the which carrier they should contract with, city does not clear snow from any private
Council created the “Cosmo compromise” when it decided to award the initial recycling contract to a higher bidder and to placate incensed supporters of Cosmo prior to the election. Cosmo is asking for the same amount that Loraas charges the city under its existing contract for single-dwelling home collection. And let’s remember the city keeps $.94 from your monthly recycling fee for its purposes. As a final thought, what will the fees be down the road if council creates a monopoly for recycling services? firstname.lastname@example.org
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property, be it commercial, single-dwelling homes or multi-dwelling buildings. Is it fair to charge multi-dwelling units the same price as single-dwelling homes for recycling? Why not? Does a couple living in a 1,000-square-foot condo generate the same volume of recyclables as a couple living in a 1,000-square-foot single-dwelling home? Is it fair to charge a person living alone on a fixed income the same amount for recycling as a working family of four or more? When introducing the program council determined everyone pays the same fee regardless of circumstance.
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t’s no secret I’ve been God bless the Christian through the “system.” soldiers who would come week I’ve written extensively after week trying to help those about my experiences as wanting to change their lives. It a foster child. They were may come as a surprise to many, mostly positive. Many of but the majority of people dothe homes had good people, ing time make changes in their some of whom I am still in lives and succeed. Throughout contact with more than 45 the years I have met many who years later. worked their way out and are Having a wild streak, I staying out. But one hardly ever eventually ended up in jail. hears their stories, because the Columnist I write about my journey focus is the negative. through the iron hotels withThe worst prison I have ever out sounding like I’m whining. Most of been to is the one I created around myself. the time I wasn’t an innocent bystander. At times the walls around me were higher The prisons I ended up in were some of than the walls that surround the most secure Canada’s most notorious. prisons this country has. In most cases I refused to do time and For many years I prayed the walls ended up in “the hole” for a bigger part of wound crumble down or that I could come my tour. I share my experiences so maybe up with an escape plan. But like Steve Mcsomeone will learn from them and take a Queen’s Papillion, I kept getting caught and different direction in their lives. sent back. Sometimes someone would enter Even though I was in custody for my life to give me a temporary absence. many years of my young life, it’s been deMy worst enemy was — and still is at cades since I walked the silent tiers of an times — myself. Yes it’s been many years, institution. Sometimes I still dream about but I’m slowly taking down the walls to a the places I’ve been to. Not so much point where I can actually taste freedom. It’s about the prisons themselves, but some of not the physical freedom. It’s the freedom the people I met. Not only the prisoners, of the human spirit. but also the volunteers. KNOSKYE2012@live.com
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flowing from the federal government through the province gets to neighbourhoods right here in Saskatoon. I reported to the Big City Mayors on rail safety. I am the representative on that committee. We have made significant progress in learning what’s in those rail cars, identifying safety issues with some tank cars and making sure first responders are well trained. But I have to tell you the real issue for me is trains travelling through our city. I want to open up discussions with the rail companies and see if we can find a way to keep our community safe by rerouting trains around Saskatoon. (Have a question for Mayor Atchison? Send it to email@example.com. Please put “mayor” in the subject line.)
and the private sector to construct more attainable homes, rental units and even single family homes. We met with Minister of State for Social Development, Candace Bergen, and she listened to our concerns. I think the federal government would like cities to come up with some new and innovative ideas for creating good, safe, secure housing. We are going to work on that in the weeks and months ahead. On the infrastructure issue, cities are concerned that the New Building Canada Fund (NBCF) money could be spent by provincial governments rather than going to cities who are on the front lines of maintaining and constructing necessary infrastructure. We have major projects ahead, and I am hoping that the money
site. Then when recycling took off, others got into the industry. Council agreed that in the recycling business and in terms of community action, no harm would come to Cosmo. Later when we awarded the contract to Loraas for singlehome collection, we said that Cosmo Industries would get the multi-unit dwelling contract. Cosmo worked on a price Mayor structure with the administration. They talked with the condo associations and apartment owners and came up with the number of $1.56 per unit plus a 94-cent fee for administering the program and the education component. That would be the monthly cost to the owners of $2.50. Council agreed that Cosmo would receive about $3.80 per unit. To make up the difference we hope to tap into the provincial Multi Material Recycling Program (MMRP). It comes on line next January and could provide the funds to make up the difference between the $1.56 and the $3.80. Incidentally, more people are now recycling, and there is less to pick up at the depot sites now. There is a about a $250,000 savings there that would be applied against the cost. And Cosmo Industries has not paid property tax in the past and now will pay property tax. So all those dollars will go into that fund as well. The bottom line is we don’t want any impact on property taxes. That’s an important part. Question: You’ve just returned from a meeting of the Big City Mayors’ Caucus in Ottawa. It got a lot of attention because Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was there. What were the top issues you discussed? Mayor Atchison: First let me say that Mayor Ford was not a distraction from the meeting. There were a lot of reporters there. But that was good thing because our issues got media attention as well. I believe he contributed on the issues he cared about: social housing, infrastructure and concerns over postal home delivery. For me the top issues were housing, infrastructure and rail safety. About $1.7 billion in federal housing dollars will slowly disappear over the next five years. The money has been used on programs across the country. I would like to see programs that create a partnership among the cities, the federal and provincial governments
Question: Can you explain how we went from an affordable city to live in a few years ago to one of the least affordable cities in Canada after you took over as mayor? Young families can’t survive here, and it’s getting worse by the day. Mayor Atchison: The numbers certainly don’t indicate that. We are somewhere in the middle when it comes Ask the to affordability. One of the reasons we are holding the line on costs is our Attainable Housing Program. From 2008 to 2012 we helped the private sector build 2,534 attainable homes in Saskatoon. That has made a huge difference for young families and those who want to own a home. It is recognized as the No. 1 housing program in Canada. Housing is the foundation of a safe and secure community. On top of that, when you have a strong economy, housing prices are usually stronger. When you have a weak economy, housing prices are traditionally weaker. New statistics indicate incomes rose about three per cent last year. And there are thousands of jobs available in Saskatoon. Housing isn’t an issue just for young families. Seniors are impacted as well. I want seniors to live in their homes as long as they want to. It is better for them and for the community. It reduces the pressure on rental housing, long-term care facilities and nursing homes. We have a property tax deferral program that allows low-income seniors to defer the increases on their property taxes until they sell their homes. It is a great program, and I wish more seniors would use it. I hope at some point we can defer all property taxes for all seniors. In the end it doesn’t cost the city anything; it is just a deferral of the taxes. I see no reason for a senior to be asset rich and cash poor and forced to sell their home because they can’t afford to live in it any longer. I think that is just dead wrong. Question: Can you give us a course on Recycling 101? There seems to be confusion surrounding recent events pertaining to the role of Cosmo Industries. Mayor Atchison: Cosmo Industries was the first recycler in Saskatoon and in Saskatchewan. They recycled newsprint. Cosmo has saved years on our landfill
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Royal University Hospital Foundation Thanks Jack and Shirley Brodsky Generous Shares Donation Supports Advanced Technology Jack, Shirley and their family donated $100,000 in shares to The Campaign for Royal University Hospital in support of the latest in Neuromodulation Equipment to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders at RUH. “If my father, Trevor Shepstone, could have continued to do what he loved just a little longer without tremors, it would have been a happier time for him. Having this equipment for brain stimulation surgery will help others,” says Shirley Brodsky. RUH Foundation is raising $1.5 million to put the best equipment and technology into the hands of our medical teams so people can resume a better quality of life. Jack adds, “There are amazing advancements being made in this area. We really hope others will join us in supporting the RUH Foundation.” L-R: Shirley Brodsky; Dr. Ivar Mendez, Fred H. Wigmore Professor and Unified Head of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Health Region; Jack Brodsky; and Arla Gustafson, CEO, RUH Foundation
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oyotes are big business Coyotes in Saskatchewan in the province. Why else aren’t in danger of extinction by would a guy drive around any stretch. In 2009 they were with a truckload full of them? such a nuisance that the provinI realize I’m at risk of being cial government put a bounty pegged as a resident animal activon their paws. The program ist. I’m not. I’m a meat-eating, culled an estimated 70,000 coyleather-wearing city girl who otes, paying out $1.4 million. has no problem with legal and Multiple sources have told me humane hunting and trapping for that up to a third of the coyote sustenance, property protection or paws paid out were trucked in sport. from Alberta, Manitoba or even Columnist You may have heard about a North Dakota. There’s no way coyote carcass-laden truck that to prove the paws only came has recently taken at least two leisurely from Saskatchewan. While the bounty protrips through Saskatoon. The owner twice gram was dropped in 2012, the number of stopped for refreshments on main drags. Of coyotes is still high. They’re even a growing course the truck was captured both times by concern in urban backyards. cellphone cameras. Late last year a Maidstone-area father Seeing the grisly photos, my first reaction and son duo were charged and convicted was disgust. Seriously, fool, get a tarp. And after they were busted for shooting coyotes no, I really wouldn’t want my nine-year-old from a helicopter. That’s not cheap. One can to see that. He’s prone to nightmares and surmise they weren’t after the $20-per-set anxiety. I’d be dealing with it for weeks if he of paws the bounty was bringing in (though saw that truck. It’s just not cool. as recently as 2009, that $20 bounty paid Some pundits in the province declared it better than the coyote pelt price). Perhaps immoral and disgusting. They’re correct. It’s they were going after the coyotes en masse not about being anti-fur or anti-hunting or because over the last few years Canadian being naive as to where one’s food or fashion coyote pelts skyrocketed as a hot commodity comes from. It’s about having a modicum of on garment racks. Yes, that’s real Canadian common sense, while showing just a shred coyote fur around the hood of your friend’s of respect and dignity towards wildlife. It’s coveted Canada Goose parka. about sending a message that we value every The trend towards steep coyote-fur prices entity in this province, even after death. Oh, began in 2012 — the same year the Sasand not perpetuating the notion that we’re a katchewan cull was cancelled — and have bunch of rednecks. stayed relatively high ever since. According Despite the strong public reaction, Ken to Fur Harvester, one of the largest fur aucChevaldayoff, the Saskatchewan minister tion houses in the world, the price of coyote responsible for the environment, said he has today is averaging $59.75 per pelt and topno plans to propose regulations — similar to ping out at $81.90. Ontario’s — that mandate covering your kill. That truck with the frozen dogs is hauling He agrees that the images were disturbing around a cargo worth anywhere from $1,000 but says “you can’t legislate tact.” He’s right, to $2,000. There’s no way of knowing if he’s echoing a similar sentiment that Premier a legit trapper or not — you don’t need a Brad Wall expressed a few years ago about licence to trap or shoot coyotes in Saskatchhis inability to legislate common sense. ewan. You do, however, need a trapper’s
licence to sell the pelts at auction or on the regulated free market. According to a source, inside the trapping industry in Saskatchewan this commonly leads to under-the-table cash deals between anyone with a gun and fur dealers. Open season on coyotes runs annually from Oct. 15 to March 15. According to a January 2014 report from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, approximately 28,500 coyote pelts went to market in 2012-13, with over 90 per cent of
those harvested in southern Saskatchewan. Coyote pelt quantities come second to muskrat. But the value of coyote pelts blows everything else out of the water: Of the $5.75 million in Saskatchewan fur that sold in 2012-2013, $2.3 million was coyote fur. It’s a multi-million-dollar industry, and there isn’t anything wrong with that. Just ask the guy next to you in the Canada Goose. But for heaven’s sake, if you’re going to kill, cover it up.
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Dressed to the nineties New looks more Clueless than corporate
aying homage to the 1990s might have readers wondering if we’ve invented a Saskatoon Express fashion time machine, and we’re hopping from the 1950s to the ’20s to the ’90s. We haven’t though. Promise. It’s certainly hard to ignore the fact that the 1990s are back in a big way, at least in terms of fashion. Though some
things we wore in the ’90s, such as leggings, have been popular again for years, more ’90s-inspired fashion than ever is being displayed by designers and creeping into our closets. Fashion has always been cyclical. So it was only a matter of time before fashion designers were inspired by the pre-millennium trends. Some of these trends are certainly
more wearable than others — think plaid flannel shirts inspired by the grunge music scene or suit separates that are more Clueless than corporate. Viktor & Rolf combined both plaid and suiting to create a rock-star-meets-school-girl look for their ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 collection showing at Paris Fashion Week. Crop tops that might seem too revealing, verging on intimidating, can be worn in a variety of ways to suit different body types. 3.1 Phillip Lim (yes, the same Phillip Lim who launched an affordable line at Target last fall) showed variations of this trend in his Spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection. Though he showed daring midriff-baring crop tops with low-rise pants, he also showed crop tops with skirts and pants in a higher rise so only the tiniest bit of skin is shown when the clothing moves. Kim Kardashian has embraced yet another variation of this trend, and frequently wears high-rise skirts with cropped tops so only half an inch of skin is shown at the narrow natural waist. However, cutting a Dior dress in two to achieve the look like Kardashian recently did is not advisable; it’s a little too reminiscent of Tai’s makeover montage from Clueless. Designers also showed overalls for Spring/Summer 2014. But they’re not the same two-sizes-too-big denim overalls with one Fashion strap we loved on Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of BelAir in the 1990s. Balmain showed a luxe leather version of the 90s staple, and Rag & Bone showed both black and white overalls paired with contrasting crop tops for Spring/Summer 2014. The new overall is more tailored and fitted than its 90s counterpart, and worn with a crop top, bandeau or sheer top. Fitted overalls worn as jumpsuits were also shown by designers as a modern variation of this 1990s look. Our SHE models are showing revival fashion that is easily wearable today: floral dresses, plaid shirts, light-wash denim and school-girl pleated skirts. It’s hard to separate 1990s fashion and quintessentially ’90s movies and television
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shows. Nikki’s school-girl-separates look is Clueless-inspired, while Lawrence’s preppy denim jacket and patterned tee is Zack Morris from Saved By The Bell all over again. Andrew’s plaid button-up over a plain T-shirt is Shawn from Boy Meets World with a touch of grunge rocker, and Paige’s floral Blossom-esque dress and denim jacket are made slightly edgy with combat-inspired boots and black tights. Other 1990s trends making a comeback are PVC “jelly” shoes, snap-back hats, varsitystyle jackets and platform sandals. Now if only we could invent that time machine and keep all the 1990s clothes we gave away. All clothing and bags the models are showing were provided by Tonic and Banjo Editor Outpost (122 Second Avenue North); clothing from Tonic is also available online at www.farminista. com. Some accessories are the models’ and stylists’ own. Cora Johnson and Rachel Stange at The Factory Beauty Parlor (267 Third Avenue South) designed the models’ hairstyles. Debra Broberg created the models’ ’90s-inspired makeup looks. Even the location of our shoot — Louis’ Loft in the Memorial Union Building on the University of Saskatchewan campus — was inspired by hangouts like the Peach Pit from Beverly Hills, 90210 and The Max from Saved by the Bell. Models Nikki Evashenko, Lawrence Elliott, Paige Sawatzky and Andrew Slusar are represented by SHE Modelling Agency.
Beware when changing cellphone numbers
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n abundance of mobile and smartphone apps are ready and waiting to make your life easier, instantly connecting you to your favourite websites at the touch of a button. Once registered for these digital services, confirmations are often sent to your mobile phone via text message. This ensures you will receive future notifications on your phone instantly. However, this also ties your cellphone number to numerous web-based organizations. What happens when you change your cellphone number? Just ask one of the Saskatchewan residents who has recently experienced a relatively new phenomenon. With no warning, some unassuming SaskTel customers have been shocked to discover that total strangers have suddenly gained access to their social-media accounts, email, text messages and more. “We hold a discarded wireless number for a minimum of 30 days up to a maximum of 90 days,” said Tara Tibeau, communications manager for SaskTel. “After that period of time, the number goes back into the pool.”
Users don’t often change their cellphone number. But if they do, it might be because they require a change of digits for personal reasons, or to move from an employer’s cellphone number to a personal number, or because they are simply cancelling their service (and their number) altogether. Regardless, the end result is a previously-used cellphone number being reassigned to a new user in as little as 30 days. “When people set up their Twitter accounts or any account attached to your mobile phone, you often have the option to turn on mobile phone alerts, which requires the user to input their cell phone number,” said Tibeau. “Once you enter your number that organization is going to constantly send your alerts to that same number. They have no way of knowing it’s been reassigned unless you change your account settings or tell them yourself.” Sounds easy enough if you remember to make the change. With a skyrocketing amount of personal information being stored online and a pile of contacts to send your new information to, it’s easy for things to slip through the cracks. “We’re seeing an increased number of smartphones and an increased use of social media. So of course you’re see-
ing an increased use of social media on smartphones,” Tibeau said, noting financial institutes, gaming applications and other organizations are also big into text-tophone movement. “The more stuff you’re associating your number with, the more likely you are to forget where it is.” This point hit home recently for CBC Saskatchewan reporter Eric Anderson, whose employer-associated Twitter account suddenly started broadcasting obscenities. It was uncharacteristic, to say the least, for the soft-spoken Regina man. It became quickly apparent that the messages did not originate from Anderson, who panicked at the notion someone had hacked his Twitter account. Not so, however. Anderson had previously changed his cell phone number, which ended up being reassigned to another Regina resident. The Regina man was using an older model flip phone. And the Twitter alerts were bombarding his phone with what appeared to be text messages from an unknown source. Frustrated, the stranger replied with expletives, which appeared for the world to read as if they were written by Anderson. The situation was later sorted out, but it should serve as an eye-opener for anyone
considering doing away with their old cellphone number. Or obtaining a new one. “Essentially, it does not matter if your old number is assigned to a flip-phone or smartphone,” Tibeau said. “Once you disconnect the number, it’s going to end up back in the pool. When a cellphone user needs a new number, the SaskTel customer-service representative will generate a random pool of numbers for them to choose from. Customers often have a preference. Easy-to-remember numbers go rapidly.” Don’t rely on SaskTel to make all your changes, however. They have absolutely no way of knowing where and with whom you have registered your cellphone number. What of the new 639 area code that SaskTel announced last year? It has been implemented into the pool. Eventually it should decrease the likelihood of the overlay problem. In the meantime SaskTel recommends that smartphone and cellphone customers keep track of who has their old phone number and ensure all updates are made prior to the 30-day hold period expiring. If you are receiving text messages or cellphone alerts that do not belong to you, contact the SaskTel support centre.
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Dear Reena, undercooked before adding to My daughter recently meals. Experiment with foods moved into an apartment by freezing small portions to while she goes to school. Is it see how good they taste once possible to prepare homethawed and heated. Foods to made TV dinners for her to avoid are lettuce, watermelon, keep in her freezer and mipineapple, cucumber, raw tomacrowave when she has time? toes, pudding, custards, cream If so, what kinds of foods cheese, gelatin and egg yolks. should I use? — Delta Dear Delta, Hi Reena, There are so many opI would like to know if Household tions to satisfy your gesture. you have any suggestions for Solutions By making your own frozen using/decorating with collectdinners you have the opporible spoons. I have collected tunity to reduce salt, control ingredients quite a few, and some of my friends have and save money. Begin by purchasing suggested my spoon rack and spoons are plastic freezer and microwave safe dishes outdated. Some have sentimental value, with compartments. Foods that freeze well and I don’t feel right discarding them or are leftover meat with or without gravy, giving them away. Any ideas would be mashed potatoes, cooked rice and pastas, appreciated. — Allison casseroles, sauces, vegetables and baking Dear Allison, for dessert. Make sure to clearly label each It depends on just how creative you dish by title and date. After food has been want to be. You can bend the spoons to packaged into plastic containers, wrap with make handles for your kitchen or bathroom foil to prevent freezer burn. cupboards. Or bend them into wall hooks Extra Tips: Veggies should be slightly for scarves. Some people have even had
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New SNTC production ‘ Nation honours Metis
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askatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC) is set to kick off its latest production — Réunir — on March 5. Written by Saskatchewan-born PJ Prudat in collaboration with SNTC’s Circle of Voices Youth program, the one-hour, one-act play delves into the depths of Métis history and life after the Battle of Batoche. Réunir director Curtis Peeteetuce has been involved with SNTC for the last 13 years. Peeteetuce, originally from Beardys and Okemasis First Nation, is a graduate of Saskatchewan Indian Federated College with a bachelor of arts in indigenous studies. In 2001 he knew he was ready for a change. “I was actually looking for something else in life to have passion for,” he said. “I was working in the education system at the time. I happened to see in the staff room a bulletin that said they were looking for First Nation’s people aged 12 to 26. I applied, and it was the Circle of Voices Youth program.” SNTC’s Circle of Voices Youth program is for aboriginal youth. It educates participants not only in theatre, culture and career development, but in life skills such as budgeting, doing a resume and applying for a job. The spirit of the Saskatoon aboriginal youth who volunteer in the program motivates and inspires Peeteetuce. “The program runs in the evenings,” he said. “It’s free to them; no charge. So it’s really up to them to continue to use their personal time to engage with the program in the evening, outside of school or their job. “They don’t have to be here, they’re here on their own accord. The Circle of Voices youth program is really about the participants. They have to go to school. They have to go to work. Without these things, they would be homeless. But they choose to be here. The program is a metaphor for life; you contribute, you
make sacrifices and that will result in success.” Réunir, which is French for “to meet” or “to unite”, centres on young Virginie as she struggles to find a life in the midst of the Métis Nation’s post-Batoche displacement. Virginie’s Kokum is her guide, sharing stories to comfort and invigorate her granddaughter. “This time around we’re honouring the Métis Nation,” said Peeteetuce. “We’re bringing back that theme into our programming. We haven’t done that since 2007. It’s a beautiful script; it’s very abstract. PJ plants seeds of truth in the script, but seeds of untruth as well.” The performance is an ensemble production, with every youth involved with the show understanding that though one actor may have more lines, every actor or character has an equal role because they’re present on the stage. “The actors bring an innocence to this performance,” Peeteetuce said. “If this were to be a cast of actors such as myself, and maybe some of the main stage performers in Saskatoon, this would be a very different play. When you have young people performing for the first time, the audience is really engaged with that energy. Watching brand new performers is exciting.” Peeteetuce, who has worked alongside legendary aboriginal performers such as the late Gordon Tootoosis and Tantoo Cardinal, is resoundingly positive when asked whether or not he has seen growth and change in the young participants as they have evolved through the Circle of Voices Youth program. “Definitely,” he responded. “It’s absolutely amazing to see a youth go from that timid shy individual they are when they start with us to someone who is ready to get on stage and take the lead role.” Réunir Presented by PotashCorp and SNTC. A Circle of Voices Production, written by PJ Prudat and the 2013-2014 Circle of Voices Youth program.
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Olympics made me proud to be a Canadian
the world? Their wholesome, t’s so nice being Canahealthy look and family-team dian! attitude made them irresistDuring February I spent ible. a lot of time watching the Or when Alex Bilodeau Winter Olympic Games. Yes, skied down the slopes and the time-zone changes threw over the golden finish line? me off a bit, but I got into Everyone was in tears as he a rhythm of waking early, skied straight to his brother, a putting coffee on auto-perk, disabled young man who has nestling in my warm bed, been the inspiration to Alex and watching the famous for years. athletes enduring the pain Columnist When freestyle snowand pursuit of success. boarders made their way to I love the buildup, the stories, the perseverance and the glory. the podium, you knew they were thinking of Sarah Burke, a Canadian competAt times I’ve wondered if I liked to watch them because the world seems to itor who lost her life in a snowboarding give you permission to slack off a little crash not long ago. There was the moment when Caor change schedules, just so you can sit back on the couch and watch Canadians nadian cross-country ski coach Justin Wadsworth helped a Russian skier, perform. Anton Gafarov, who was struggling to The Winter Olympics are the best. complete a miserable race where he had They are exciting and we do well in fallen twice, breaking and twisting one them. Let’s face it: we raise our children skating, sledding, and skiing, and ski? Wadsworth gave him a ski, quietly bending over to help Gafarov free himwe have a lot of time in the snow to self from the entangled mess and strap practice. There are sides to the Olympics I’m on the new one. The scene was carried not so crazy about. Thousands of people out with dignity and respect. Canadian athletes have heart and were displaced from their land in order to make way for the Olympic venues. I soul, and they care. Now that’s where cringe every time I think of the $53 bil- we are truly golden. And maybe that’s what drives the lion spent in preparation for the Games. American athletes crazy. In spite of beThink of all the mouths that would feed or medication that would buy. The ing this cold, northern land that seems a little goofy and small townish with our astronomical costs of the Games are quaint expression of eh? and great beer, something a democratic world doesn’t something is changing in our country. want to pay: it costs too much and And I think we’re all feeling it. taxpayers wouldn’t tolerate it. Instead I like to think that while the athletes the games this time were held within a dictator-led country where the average may have wanted to win for Canada, they knew we would have welcomed citizen doesn’t have much say in how them home with a warm embrace, proud the money is being spent. that they had given their best. Most of the Olympic athletes come This year’s Olympics brought out a from a middle- or upper-class background, from families that foster pride, rivalry between Canadian and American practice and perseverance. I’ve come to athletes like never before. Let’s face realize the Olympics may represent not it, we are different than our southern neighbours. And it comes out, especialnecessarily the finest in the world, but ly during the Winter Olympics. Andy the finest of the most fortunate. Even knowing this, my heart pumps Barrie got it right when he said, “We’ll explain the appeal of curling to you if with pride when any athlete wears the you explain the appeal of the National glorious maple leaf. Rifle Association to us!” Who could resist the determination The thing about Canadians is that we of our women’s hockey team? As my former husband texted me after the win- don’t just put it on for the camera. It is ning game, “Yes, it’s renewed my faith who we are. We have our own embarrassments and shortcomings, one of the in women!” biggest being that we always want to Who didn’t want to see the men’s hockey team beat a cocksure American apologize for ourselves. We can stop doing that. team? Or see Sidney Crosby score a On my last trip to New York I was beautiful, unassisted goal in a decisive gold-medal victory over Sweden? It was walking to the elevator of my hotel. Out rewarding for Mike Babcock, Canada’s of the corner of my eye I saw a man coach. I met Mike, a fellow Holy Cross looking as though he was catching the graduate, last summer at a concert (Eve- same elevator. Naturally I held the door ning Under the Stars) and admired that open for him. He got in, looked at me and commented that it was a very nice he was so accessible and gave of his gesture. I smiled, knowing I had just time to friends old and new so freely. been polite. Or how about the sportsmanship of “Where are you from?” he asked. Gilmore Junio? 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Jackie Tennent is the owner and coffee-maker at 4-40 Quilt Shop (Photo by Lexi Edmunds)
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ordon Kincade has a life-long passion for teaching. He taught almost 35 years in public schools, and for 50 years has taught hunter education and firearms safety. Kinade will be one of the many volunteers and members of the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation making sure all goes according to plan at the annual Sports and Leisure Show from March 6-9 at Prairieland Park. “My dad introduced me to a .22 as soon as I could carry it,” the 82-year-old said. “I have shot all my life.” His career as a teacher also started at a young age. He was in a classroom in tiny Sintaluta, Sask., when he was 18 years old. “I had two boys in Grade 10 that were older than me,” he said with a laugh. Kincade, who was raised on a farm in Grenfell, took a long and winding road through the doors of many rural schools before moving to Saskatoon in 1967. He had taken a one-year course in Moose Jaw to get that first teaching job. He added three degrees to his resume before his retirement in June 1984 from Nutana Collegiate. At Nutana he became known for his journalism program. Ned Powers and Steve Shannon were among his guest instructors. His retirement year was not one he cherishes or can forget. Kincade’s wife, Elsie, died from cancer in April 1984. He had a heart attack in July and bypass surgery in August. Kincade remarried in 1987. Included in the package with Mara were three sons (Michael, Cameron and Mark). Kincade has a daughter, Donna, from his first marriage. “I acquired three sons. Even though they were teenagers, they are definitely my sons; they took my name.” They have since given Mara and him seven grandchildren. Donna emails her father every day from her home in Ontario. He estimates he has taught firearms safety to more than a 1,000 people since
Marks man Gordon Kincade has taught firearms safety for 50 years
Gordon Kincade will be among the many volunteers at the Saskatoon Sports and Leisure Show (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson) taking the training course in 1964. During the past few years he has taught people with learning difficulties or physical difficulties. Those classes are taught one-on-one or oneon-two, he said. This year he is stepping back from the program. He said the Saskatoon Sports and Leisure Show is the lifeblood for the local wildlife federation. He said the move from Credit Union Centre to Prairieland Park almost 10 years ago was particularly good for the show. “That was a big turnaround. The arena was not built for a sports and leisure show. As far as I know it is the biggest show in
Western Canada. I think we are No. 2 in Canada; Toronto has a bigger one.” He said the battle for spots on the floor is competitive. “We are sold out almost as soon as the show finishes. We turn away three or four people every week who want to be part of the show.” The Saskatoon Wildlife Federation has 2,000 members, double where it was just seven or eight years ago. It has an annual budget of more than $1 million. He said the membership has diversified over the years. “We’re not a little business anymore; we are a big business. We have never done a
survey to prove this, but a lot (of members) aren’t your hunter/fishermen people. They are very much a vital part. “We have a big group of shooters. I’m told we have 460 members of the rifle and revolver club. We have a very powerful group involved with conservation.” Kincade said if it wasn’t for the show, many programs would face being cut. “It would curtail a number of habitat initiatives and things like that,” he said. For information on the show, including hours and a list of exhibitors, please visit www.saskatoonwildlifefederation.com.
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By RJ Currie n honour of the Brier, my all-star men’s team of singing curlers: Lead, Guardin’ Lightfoot; Second, Peel Young; Third, Bumping Tom Conners; Skip, Button Cummings. l In tennis, if your opponent doesn’t show up you win in a walkover. In related news, the Finnish Olympic men’s hockey team won bronze in a walkover. l BBC News reports a leopard has been on the loose in Meerut, India. In the last few hours, sources say the leopard was spotted. l I hurt my back last week after I slipped on a patch of ice, flailed my arms trying to get my balance and fell awkwardly. On the bright side, I got 6.0 from the Russian judge. l Yasiel Puig, a favourite for NL MVP, showed up to spring training 26 pounds overweight. He’s now the heavy favourite. l A dinner theatre in Florida that features wrestling is drawing rave reviews. A word of caution: If anybody asks, say no to the GrecoRoman dressing. l The Blue Bombers announced Drew Willy will be their No. 1 quarterback. Nobody in Winnipeg got excited - except one guy who thought they said Joe Willy. l Victoria Beckham recently had her breast implants removed. She now has natural cleavage instead of a silicon valley. According to a new study, wearing
houldn’t Canada’s two Olympic curling teams get free passes to the Scotties and Brier next year? Both Jennifer Jones and Brad socks over your shoes is a great Jacobs missed the chance to compete in playdowns way to avoid slipping on ice. It’s this year — not that they are complaining. I’m also a great way to avoid meeting thinking the four Atlantic provinces could compete women. for three spots in the Scotties. And Saskatchewan l An item from the ironic files: could take a one-year timeout from the Brier. The uniform of Jason Collins, the Thirty-four years without a victory is ridiculous. NBA’s first openly gay player, is l Name the reporter that covered the 1980 Brier in the league’s top selling jersey. So Calgary for The StarPhoenix. Yup. thousands of them will go into the l From TC Chong: “Ukraine has issued an arrest closet. warrant for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. l Researchers have successfully He is believed to be in hiding in the Eastern tested a pillow that will awaken Ukraine with the Russian men’s Olympic hockey snorers without waking anyone players and coaches.” next to them. Who’d they test it l From Bill Littlejohn: “A studio is developing on? Maple Leafs fans? a film about Dennis Rodman’s North Korea trips. l Did you hear about the NASYes, it’s called The Hangover IV.” CAR driver who was addicted to l Janice Hough, on the Los Angeles Dodgers brake fluid? He just couldn’t stop. announcing Larry King will host a series for the l The pants of the Norwegian en’s team’s 24/7 television network called Larry King curling team have their own Facebook page, with over 550,000 likes. at Bat: “Presumably Larry hopes to get as a regular That puts them 549,999 head of me. guest that nice young man Vin Scully.” l Torben Rolfsen, on the St. Louis Blues’ David l All but one of the Netherlands’ Backes returning home from Sochi with stray 24 Olympic medals came in long track speed skating; most of South dogs: “One can only imagine what the Rio 2016 Korea’s medals came in short track. athletes are going to come back with.” l From Chong: “South Korea is now preparing That’s the long and short of it. for their turn to host the next Winter Olympics. l Lamar Odom has reportedly Already they are claiming to be way ahead of signed a deal to play in Spain. Sochi in that there are no stray dogs anywhere in When Khloe Kardashian heard the country.” about it, she said, “That’s not far l True story: I heard a radio talking head say the enough.” Saskatchewan Roughriders offence is basically l I’m not saying I watched too intact from last season. He went on to say an avermuch Olympic curling. But now age running back can succeed behind the offensive when my wife wants the kitchen floor cleaned, she just yells “Hurry line. l Now that the Olympics are a memory, I hope hard!” Glenn Healy will quit saying ice hockey. l I’m confused. If Russia is opposed to gays, why are they fond of l From Bill Littlejohn: “Researchers and archaeologists have discovered cheese that was apparbiathletes?
ently tucked around the necks, chests and heads of Chinese mummies that are dated to about 3,600 years ago. There was also on one what appeared to be a jersey that translated to Green Bay Packers.” l Chong, after Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter introduced 19-year-old prospect Josh Hart to Hall of Famer Frank Robinson and asked the kid if he knew who Robinson was. Here is what Hart found after doing research: “4. Robinson came from a Swiss family: 3. Frank followed his dad Jackie to the majors; 2. His brother David was a star basketball player; 1. Simon and Garfunkel recorded a song about his mom.” l From Littlejohn: “Question: What does the rest of an LSU recruiting class call a QB recruit who is in Grade 8? Answer: Grandpa.” l Hough, wearing her hat as a travel agent: “The geography award of the day goes to the client who asked me to send her all the flight options from Amsterdam to The Hague.” (Note: It’s about 50 kilometres.) l Rolfsen, on Knicks point guard Raymond Felton being arrested on weapons possession charges: “Don’t worry, he’s a Knick; he won’t be able to hit any target.” l A study found eating fried foods can lead to Alzheimer’s Disease. I had a punch line for this, but forgot it. l From Littlejohn: “In preparing for a possible race against Danica Patrick, Richard Petty, 76, has a vehicle that may be a bit rusty; he hasn’t raced it since Ben Hur.” l Hough, on golfer Steve Elkington tweeting a homophobic joke about Michael Sam: “Right, because we all know when it comes to tough male athletes, we think of golfers first.” l Rolfsen, after North Korea launched four shortrange missiles into the Sea of Japan: “The last thing to land there was a Dennis Rodman jump shot.” l I can hardly wait for Tom Higgins to throw a challenge flag.
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MUSIC MARCH 4 What: Old Man Luederdecke of Chester, Nova Scotia, makes his debut in the Roots series, showing his Juno-winning style with a latest album, Tender is the Night. Australia’s Jordie Lane opens with finger-picking and vocals at 8 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $17 for SJHS members, $23 for non-members.
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heralded and respected groups on the Canadian folk music scene. Visiting for a third time, they hit the stage at 8 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $17 for SJS members, $23 for non-members.
MARCH 14 The Toon Town Big Band is putting on a dance at the Royal Canadian Legion at 606 Spadina Cres. West. Doors open at 8 p.m. with continuous music until 12:30 a.m. Lots of swing, ballroom, and even some country music fill up this exciting evening, with a late night ‘lunch’ and cash bar. Tickets are $15 if ordered in advance or $18 at the door. For tickets call: Larry Hume at 306-229-1315.
MARCH 23 The University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers are performing their Spring Concert at 3 p.m. in Knox United Church. Featured works are Pachelbel’s Jauchzet dem Herrn with double chorus, Norman Dello Joio’s Jubilant Song, as well as a variety of other choral music including pop song arrangements and spirituals. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors available at McNally Robinson, from choir members, or at the door.
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***** What: Singles Social Group - “All About Us” for people in their 50s and 60s. Events such as weekly Wednesday restaurant suppers, Every Monday monthly Sunday brunches, movie nights, There’s Hope Beyond Depression Program. dances, pot luck and more. Meet new friends. Free introductory sessions Feb. 3 or Feb. 10 from 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Where: 327 Pinehouse No membership dues. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Drive (wheelchair accessible). For more info call Pekka at 306-717-1665 or email saska- (306) 978-0813. ***** email@example.com. The Off Broadway Farmers’ Market and First Saturday of every International Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in month the basement of Emmanuel Anglican Church What: The MindFULL Café, part of the (607 Dufferin Ave. and 12th Street). A variety international Alzheimer Café movement, is an of Saskatchewan foods ranging from grassopportunity to meet in a relaxed social setting fed beef, Katadin lamb, free-range eggs, and for persons with dementia, family, care part- several varieties of frozen fish. Fresh baking, ners and other interested people. The Café is German pastry, and fresh and frozen Indian a two-hour get together with refreshments, food including samosas are other features. entertainment and information. First Saturday Guest vendors may call 306-664-2940 for of the month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: details. Sherbrooke Community Centre.
Saskatoon Women’s Community Coalition’s International Women’s Day brunch. Doors open at 11 a.m. The event is being held at Louis on the U of S campus. Tickets are $15 and include a buffet meal as well as a number of female performers and a speaker. To purchase tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org Every Tuesday or call the USSU Women’s Centre at 306Tops #5273 meets at St. Mathews Hall 966-6980. (135-109th Street West). Weigh-in from 5:45 ***** p.m. to 6:15. Meeting from 6:30 p.m. to Music for Mutts: a benefit concert for New 7:30 p.m. Experience a healthy weight loss. Hope Dog Rescue. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at MARCH 8 For more information call 306- 249-2029 or the Saskatoon Academy of Music (629 First 306-931-3286. What: Monica Husman and Peter MacGillivray Avenue North). The evening features musiLS908529.C03 Liza are guest vocalists in a Saskatoon Symphony program, Music is GREAT Britain, also featuring the Saskatoon Chamber Singers and the Saskatoon Greystone Singers and University & Community Chorus. They will perform works by Becker, Britten and Vaughan Williams. Concert time is 7:30 p.m. Where: TCU Place. Tickets: Range from $39 to $60. PAD THAI • TOM YUM SOUP • FRESH ROLLS ***** • PHO SOUP • SPRING ROLLS • BUBBLE TEA What: The Once is Newfoundland’s much-
What: The University of Saskatchewan Jazz ensemble, led by Dean McNeill, plays jazz standards and original compositions. It is composed of music majors currently at the university. Show time is 9 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $10 for SJS members, $15 for non-members. ***** Tribute to Pasty Cline plus England. Nutana Legion (3021 Louise Street). 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Tickets $12 at the Legion (306-3743292) or McNally Robinson (306-955-3599). $15 at the door if available.
are raising their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. The dinner is at the Western Development Museum. Reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. Available at: McNally Robinson Bookseller or by calling Jennifer at 306-242-4989 or Bonnie at 306374-2689. ***** World Day Of Prayer is an ecumenical celebration on the theme Streams in the Desert. Join the downtown churches at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (corner of Spadina Cres. and 20th Street) on at 2 p.m. for a prayer service written by the women of Egypt.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Anglican Church (formerly St. James), 607 Dufferin Avenue, corner of 12th Street East. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 7 to 12 years; no cost for children 6 years and under.
MARCH 5 Parkinson’s Disease Caregivers Support five-week program starts March 5. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge although pre-registration is required. Location: Bethany Manor (110 La Ronge Road). Sessions include: guest speakers, videos and group discussions. Transportation is available. For more information contact: Susan at 306-3741883 or email email@example.com. ***** A film event to celebrate International Women’s Day will be held at the Frances Morrison Library at 7 p.m. The evening will feature the screening of Wonder Women! an awardwinning documentary that explores the changing image of femininity in the media. Following the screening, Trish Cheveldayoff will lead a discussion of the ideas generated in the film. The evening will end with freshly made sweets made at the Cake Witch Café in Rosthern. The event is open to the public and there is no charge.
MARCH 7 Grandmothers4Grandmothers Saskatoon are hosting a fundraising dinner in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation whose mandate is to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, as well as provide assistance to the African Grandmothers who
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cally diverse performances by the Saskatoon Academy of Music teachers, as well as a silent auction, 50/50, door prizes, and refreshments and snacks! Meet some of the fabulous New Hope foster dogs. Tickets are available at the Saskatoon Academy of Music: call 306-934-2424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also by contacting New Hope email@example.com or online at https://www.picatic.com/musicformutts. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children 14 and under.
MARCH 9, 16 Sunday Food Fun at the Farmers’ Market. Fun, hands on, food program for kids 9-12 years. Taste testing, cooking, games and crafts. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25 for 3 session program. Pre- registration required (space limited). Registration forms available at the market or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 306-249-0693, Linda at 306-9332085, Lois at 306-242-7670 or e-mail email@example.com.
Third Tuesday of the Month What: Monthly Drop-In Caregiver Support Group. Who: Caregivers for adult family members or friends. Cost: Free (presented by Saskatoon Health Region). To Register: Jeanne (306-655-3426) or Karen (306-6553427).
Third Thursday of the Month The Saskatoon Prostate Cancer Support Group 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 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 www. thefriendshipforce.org Find out more about us or come join us at our next meeting by contacting Bill Gulka at 306-249-0243 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First and Third Saturdays of Month Lions Clubs Texas Holdem Tournaments: $60 buy in, $40 to the prize pool. 7 p.m. start time. Must be 19. The Coachman Bar Market Mall. Call 306-668-0015 for more info.
Every Tuesday and Thursday 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 306-9318053 or Kathy at 306-244-0587.
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Overeaters Anonymous: Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do Saskatoon Parkinson’s Disease Support Group What: Pet Loss Support Group, Support and you binge, purge or restrict? Is your weight Meeting: 7:30 p.m. at Sherbrooke Community comfort to people who are struggling with the affecting your life? We are a non-profit Centre (401 Acadia Drive). loss of a beloved companion animal due to 12-step group that meets on Tuesdays at old age, sickness or other sad reasons. The noon and 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. MARCH 12 no-obligation support group meets the first and Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information Kidney Health and Aging. Station 20 West, and third Sunday of every month 2 p.m. at the including locations visit www.oa.org. Multi-Purpose Room South ) 206 – 1120 20th W.A. Edwards Centre, 333 4th Avenue North, Street West. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30. Everyone is Saskatoon. For more information or telephone Every Saturday welcome to attend. support, call 306-343-5322. Country Farms Marketplace, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Confederation Mall. MARCH 12-16 Tuesdays, Thursdays,
The 39 Steps. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a cast of five), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! Runs March 12-15 at 7 p.m. and March 16 at 2 p.m. in the Fr. O’Donnell Auditorium at St. Thomas More College. Tickets $10-$15 and info at 306-9668900 and www.stmcollege.ca/newmanplayers.
What: Free art drop-in at the SCYAP Art Centre. All ages welcome, all materials supplied, no registration required. Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Every Thursday What: Depression Support Group — free group runs on the first and third Thursday of each month, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is open to anyone struggling with depression and family members wanting to support them. Where: 311 – 38th Street East. This is a wheelchair accessible building. For more info call 270-9181.
Canadian Light Source Tours The synchrotron research facility opens for the public on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., and the following evenings at 7 p.m.: Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17. Admission is free. Preregistration is required. Call 306-657-3644 or email email@example.com. Info at www. lightsource.ca/education/public_tours.php
The Saskatoon Newcomers’ Club welcomes new female residents in the Saskatoon area, Save the Children-Canada fundraising steak as well as those who have recently undernight and silent auction at the Sutherland Bar gone a significant change in lifestyle (such as & Grill, 810 Central Avenue starting at 5:30 p.m. Chicken, veggie burger and gluten-free Every Wednesday relationship status, retirement, or becoming options are available. a new parent). A new resident is defined as The Saskatoon Mood disorder support group Tickets are $20 each, available from Becky one who has not resided in Saskatoon and/or Austin (306-281-3170) by Monday, March 17. for people with bi-polar, depression and other surrounding area for more than three years. related mental health problem meets at the Tickets can also be picked up from Christies Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at 323 4th The club holds monthly dinner outings, coffee il Secondo, 802C Broadway Ave (306-384Ave. South (south entrance) at 7:30 p.m. For gatherings, book club and other planned 0506) by Saturday, March 15. For further information, please contact Mel at hosain@ more information call Al at 306-716-0836 or activities. If interested, please reply by email sasktel.net. or call our voice mail at 306-668-8131. Lindi at 306-491-9398.
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Masters series resumes March 8
he Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating British music and composers, most notably A Sea Symphony, a massive choral work by Ralph Vaughan Williams, in its Masters series performance at TCU Place on March 8. “A Sea Symphony is a magnificent work that features voices as prominently as the instruments of the orchestra, and it melds both into a unique musical experi-
ence,” said Sarah Stack, the SSO’s director of artistic operations, in a release. “We’ve been fortunate to bring together the Saskatoon Chamber Singers (directed by James Hawn), the University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers (with conductor Gerald Langner), and the University Chorus (also conducted by Langner), to perform this large scale choral symphony. They have been rehearsing this daunting work for some time.”
In addition to the choirs and the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s own musicians, there will be two renowned soloists. Soprano Monica Huisman has been described by the Winnipeg Free Press as “the next great voice on the Canadian opera scene ... with a resonant voice as rich as melted chocolate.” Saskatchewan-born Peter McGillivray has been hailed by Opera Canada for his “rich and blooming baritone, keenly
focused and rock-steady with nary a wobble.” The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra will also feature a new commissioned work — Overture — by Canadian composer Matthew David Becker. Becker, born in London, Ont., in 1984, obtained his master’s degree in composition at the University of Saskatchewan in 2012. Show time is 7:30 p.m. March 8 at TCU Place.
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