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Volume 11, Issue 16, Week of April 28, 2014

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Blasts from the past Saskatoon archivist brings city’s history to life


Jeff O’Brien has been the City of Saskatoon’s full-time archivist since 1999 (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson)

eff O’Brien is the co-author there were tell-tale signs in his of a book (Saskatoon: A path of studies that led him to History in Photographs), his chosen profession. a newspaper columnist, a He remembers being enrolled prime organizer of a Celebrity in the archival studies program Readers annual heritage event, at the University of British and more recently he’s been a Columbia. co-host on CTV’s Saskatoon “During one class the profesStories. sor brought in a 2,500-year-old A full-time Saskatoon arclay tablet. We weren’t supposed chivist since 1999, he says the to touch these things without opportunities have been rich in wearing gloves. But I did anytrying to create a public awareway when he wasn’t looking. People ness of archives and to reach Holding this ancient written back to turn local history stories document in my bare hand, feelinto a community-building exercise. ing this physical connection with the past, As a student, O’Brien had read and was almost electric. studied history, both from near and far. He “In archives it is like time stands still. You had early designs on being a journalist, but read an angry letter written 100 years ago,


and today it is still an angry letter.” In the University of British Columbia program there was space for only 11 students. One of the notes on the promotional pamphlet promised that the graduates would get jobs. “On the first day, we were touring through a special collection of 500-year-old books, and one of my classmates said ‘This is why I’m here. ’ I replied ‘Me too.’ “I believe that archives are history speaking within its own voice. It is such a natural source of learning and appreciating history.” O’Brien was born in Saskatoon. Because his father was a meteorologist, the family lived in Gander (Nfld.), Winnipeg and Regina. O’Brien went to elementary and high school in Regina. Then he parlayed a bachelor degree in arts from the University

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of Regina with a major in history in 1987, and then an honours certificate in 1993. He received his master’s degree in archival studies from UBC in 1995. It has been a hugely satisfying career. His first job was a short-term contract with the Prince Albert Anglican diocese. It was a lesson in processing, researching, preserving and conserving history out of a room full of boxes. Then there was employment with the Saskatchewan Council of Archives and Archivists. One of his contributions there was a guide to archival cataloguing, which was picked up by archivists across Canada. On Nov. 10, 1997, while still working for the council, he accepted a four-fifths time contract with the City of Saskatoon. (Continued on page 4)


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Verne Clemence’s book, a Detroit Red Wings logo and a photo wheel are among my memories of 33 years at The StarPhoenix

The night I lost my briefs


he other day Sandy I should have listened to Mr. was in a downsizing Thiessen a bit more closely in mode. She brought a high school math. small cardboard box into the I didn’t start at The SP as a family room and asked me to sports reporter. I was called a go through it. desker. One night every week In the box were a few I was alone on the sports desk. keepsakes from my 33-year I had to pick the stories for career at The StarPhoenix. the section and decide where It has been three years to the they would be placed. I had to week since I left the paper. It edit them and write headlines. was the box I carried out the I had to make them fit. I had Editor south door on my last day. from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. to acAmong the items in it was complish this. a book written by Verne Clemence. He It was a disaster. was an exceptional journalist, a voice of During my first months on the job, reason and a great man. frustration was a killer. I loved the job I found a pack of unopened hockey and the opportunity I was given, but I cards and a Roberto Alomar baseball wasn’t good at it. Managing editor Jack card. It seemed odd since I was never Cook reminded me of that every day. He an Alomar fan. When I was packing up marked mistakes on the pages with a red I must have tossed it into the box rather pen. I was seeing red. than a recycling bin. The night news editor kept giving me Art Robinson used to give me sports pep talks. “One day it is all going to sink cards to take home for my sons. Gosh in. Six months. Give it six months.” that was a long time ago. One of those I am glad I did. I am glad those six recipients turned 27 last week. It is like months have turned into 36 years. I would the years between his 16th birthday and like to hear from that night news editor his 27th went missing. today: “One day it is going to sink in,” he There was a cloth Detroit Red Wings would say. “Give it 36 years.” logo in the box. Why? I am a Red Wings The photo wheel is also a reminder of fan, but why would I have the logo at the good times we had when I started in work? It looked like it had been taken off this business. There were no computers. a really old jersey. I don’t know where Stories were type written and the sheets I got it, but am going to pretend Gordie of paper were fed into an optical scanner Howe gave it to me. that translated the copy, much like braille, In the box there was also a photo onto rolls of ticker tape. The ticker tape wheel. Back in the old days when I was then taken to the composing room started, we used the wheel to figure out and fed into the type-setting linotypes. the percentage of enlargement or reducI remember losing my briefs one night. tion for photos. I wasn’t good at using it. I had the tapes for a number of short




sports stories strung along a yardstick. Somehow I misplaced the stick. Or somebody hid it on me. The old hide-the-stick trick. I remember yelling, “Where are my effing briefs,” as a female reporter — who I didn’t know — came through the door. She looked down and laughed. It wasn’t the first time — or the last — somebody looked at my briefs and laughed. Back then we played cards in the office. Hearts was the game of choice. We had hockey drafts and baseball drafts long before they were fashionable. We slept in the mornings and played tennis and hockey in the afternoons. I remember a day I was spending with my then only son. It was a tennis day, so we parked his carriage courtside so we could play. He slept long enough for Dave Komosky and me to play a couple of sets. (Note: I have never been nominated for a dad-of-the-year award.) In the evenings we played in a softball league. We would play at sports days in rural communities on weekends in the summer. We played games against oldtimers’ hockey teams in the winter. Those were the days. We thought they would last forever. I am glad I still have that photo wheel. And the memories it brings back.

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Unhappy Trails Lloyd Isaak, CEO of Meewasin Valley Authority, hopes the high-approval rating can be turned to funding dollars (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson)

Lack of funding puts MVA’s future in jeopardy Tammy Robert Saskatoon Express f something doesn’t change, the Meewasin Valley Authority just won’t exist.” Those bleak words came from Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Isaak. He was summarizing the dire straits the 35-year-old Saskatoon conservation and development organization finds itself in today. An overwhelming number of Saskatoon residents enjoy MVA’s programs, services and spaces — including Kinsmen Park, River Landing, Beaver Creek, the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink at PotashCorp Plaza and the Meewasin Trail. Isaak, who has been with MVA since 2000, said a 2013 public survey of Saskatoon residents shows how strong local support and recognition of the MVA is. The public survey, conducted by Fast Consulting and available on the MVA website, identified four major deliverables that local respondents expect from MVA: new trails, maintenance of flagship trails, conservation of existing environmental infrastructure and a continued focus on educational programming. Those results also drove home how unachievable Saskatoon’s expectations of the organization are under the current funding formula. “We sat down to assign a reasonable budget to those defined objectives and realized that we were never going to come close to meeting them,” said Isaak. “It was clear to me that I had to signal the community that we can’t do it under the current funding formula. “We’re not singling out one statutory


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partner,” he continued, referring to the City of Saskatoon, Province of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan, who jointly contribute roughly 55 per cent of the MVA’s annual operating costs. The rest of the funding comes from private donations, government grants and a small reserve. A perfect storm of frozen funding, rising inflation and growth has landed MVA in its current position. Per-capita funding has not kept up to the population growth in Saskatoon, resulting in increased usage of Meewasin Valley’s trails, education, conservation efforts and programming on a budget that has been simultaneously shrinking rapidly. In 1982 MVA received $33 per Saskatoon resident. Today that number sits at $9.12. Those dollars will simply no longer suffice, according to Isaak and MVA’s board of directors. Despite the added generosity of both individual and corporate donors, Isaak says the organization can barely support its employees, never mind the resources necessary to execute an extended capital project campaign. Long-term employees are working weekends because MVA can no longer afford to employ students for the summer. Via flow-through funds, MVA benefits from the two-per-cent increase allocated to the University of Saskatchewan in the provincial budget. Isaak is also encouraged by the recent actions of Saskatoon city council, which just approved a four-per-cent increase in funding to the MVA. It keeps pace with inflation while also recognizing the increase was only an interim measure while City Hall examines additional funding options.

“They are acknowledging the MVA’s dilemma and the benefit we serve to the region of Saskatoon,” said Isaak. With the Fast Consulting survey revealing that MVA has a 90-per-cent approval rating with the general population of Saskatoon, it may be time for city residents to put their money where their approval rating is.

Where else can you go and have a chickadee eat right out of your hand like you can in Beaver Creek?”

The provincial government, specifically the Ministry of Parks and Recreation, ignored MVA’s plea for an inflationary increase of four per cent over their $900,000 contribution. Funding has been frozen in the last two years. By way of comparison, the province gave Regina’s Wascana Centre over $3 million in 2013, more than four times its mandatory minimum funding requirement. The federal government does not fund the MVA, although it has approved grantfunding applications in the past. Generous donors are tapped out, and the focus has returned to public funding to meet MVA’s needs. The list of development plans for MVA is long. Delaying or cancelling certain projects, such as extending Meewasin Trail from Saskatoon’s 71st Street out to

Wanuskewin Heritage Park, would result in missing out on a valuable opportunity to tap into lucrative funding partnerships with organizations such as the Trans Canada Trail. Isaak is in the process of doing his due diligence to ascertain exactly what that dollar amount is. He says the “heyday” per capita funding of $33 per resident is not realistic, but says there must be a “sweet spot” number today that is attainable. In the meantime he is struggling to figure out how MVA can even keep up with muchneeded maintenance of current trails, many of which are in an embarrassing, even a dangerous state of disrepair. “The current funding formula simply doesn’t work,” he said. “People from outside Saskatoon cannot believe the amount of public, free use riverbank land we have in Saskatoon. Does this community still value the Meewasin Valley Authority? All indications point to the fact that it does. In fact what we’re hearing is that not only do residents feel the MVA is important now, but even more so as Saskatoon faces rapid urban growth.” Isaak points out Meewasin Valley has been lauded as one of National Geographic Travel’s 50 Places to See in a Lifetime, as well as on WestJet’s Top Ten List of summer destinations. “Where else can you go and have a chickadee eat right out of your hand like you can in Beaver Creek?” he said. “Or experience free ice skating in that beautiful setting next to the Bessborough? If you don’t have ice skates, we’ll even provide them. Then there’s over 6,000 years of history in the Wanuskewin trails. “This is legacy work.”



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Blasts from the past Saskatoon archivist brings city’s history to life


(Continued from page 1) ne councillor needed an answer to a question, and I was told the councillor needed it by tonight. I went downtown to the Cook building, which was closed and locked. I got the keys, opened the door, looked around and I found the answer to the councillor’s question. It was then that I knew this place is all mine.” By January 1999, he was the city’s first full-time archivist. Today he and Ken Dahl work out of facilities on Cardinal Crescent. There are rows and rows of storage boxes filed and indexed, mostly with details of civic meetings. But there is also an interesting crosssection of information surrounding other historical events within the city. It is that diverse nature of the job which allows O’Brien to enjoy history and “let us look at the people, the businesses and the events in our past. When you’re doing research into history, it’s like detective work. You track the past through the clues you find.” O’Brien remembers some wise words from one of his professors at UBC: “If you think you are going to spend your careers buried amidst stacks of documents, you should leave right now. That’s not how archives work.” Jan and Garry have found they have a lot in common (Photo by Cam Hutchinson) Fed by many interests, O’Brien works above and beyond. In 2006 the book, Saskatoon: A History in Photographs, was assembled with Ruth Millar and Bill Cam Hutchinson Delainey at his side. a relationship after not being in one for The meeting lasted about 10 minutes. Saskatoon Express After a submission to the Saskatoon Sun in 2009, seven years or eight years — whatever it “The second one was phone calls, but t was destiny that Jan and Garry an editor called back and asked if he’d like to write was.” the fellow lived about three hours away, would meet. What’s surprising is it a regular column. He wrote first for the Sun, then For all of those years she was busy so we both decided that was too long to wasn’t sooner. for the parent StarPhoenix. The column — From the raising four children. They are now develop anything.” Despite a series of coincidences that Archives — ran until 2013. between the ages of 18 and 23. She said That left Jan and Garry in Lianne’s are somewhat mind boggling, it took Then the door opened up at the CTV studios, her children have endorsed the relation- database. matchmaker Lianne Tregobov of Camelot ship. where he and news anchor Rob MacDonald have “I had been following Lianne’s colIntroductions to connect the two. been sharing weekly visits, drawing on O’Brien’s Jan said Lianne, who is an Express umn (in the Express) for about a year,” The first phone call between Jan and knowledge of history and blending the stories with columnist, helped her deal with her fear. Jan said. “I was reading her column and Garry was on Nov. 6. The first meeting still photographs and film footage. “I phoned her and said, ‘I don’t know. thought she seems to be with it, and my was on Dec. 6. During frequent speaking engagements, he says I don’t know if I want to see Garry again.’ methods aren’t working. I’m not going to “During the first phone call Garry it is always surprising to find out how people were She said, ‘Janice, you asked for a nice the bar; I’m not meeting people. So why said, ‘I am reading this book.’ And I said, guy, and Garry is a nice guy.’ Then I had not give Lianne a try? involved in the past. ‘What’s it called?’ Then I said ‘I’m read- to go back and kind of think about things. “I was doing a presentation at the Franklin “Before I met her I thought, ‘Okay ing that book.’” After I did, things pretty much rolled Retirement Home, and in one of the photographs an 50-50, let’s see how it goes.’ As soon as There were others. along — amazingly actually.” I met her it sealed the deal because she is orchestra was playing at a 1933 event in Convocation “We both belonged to a coffee group, Garry, who is 59, has never been mar- so bang-on with her intuition and everyHall on campus. Afterwards a gentleman came over but at different time periods,” said Garry, ried. A couple of years ago he thought thing. Basically she had a very clear idea and told me that he was the man playing the trombone who is in the process of winding down his it was time to search for a companion. in the orchestra.” of what I was looking for.” life-long farming career in the Cudworth He tried a number of ways: from bars O’Brien plays a leading role when Archives Week A nice guy. area. to online dating. He met a number of Jan and Garry met for the first time at is celebrated every February by a provincial govern“We were going to the same yoga women through online dating, but nothing Mendel Art Gallery. They looked at the ment decree. place, but again not at the same time.” clicked. The first, held at the Broadway Theatre in 2006, exhibits and then had a coffee. They were They also have the same doctor’s “(Online) you get a very big cross included a screening of Paperback Hero, a 1972 motogether for about two hours. office. Different doctors, but the same section. Some people are honest; some “The thing that surprised me the most tion picture filmed in Saskatoon and Delisle. There practice. people that are not honest and are misrep- is how fast this developed based on our have since been other movie nights at the Roxy “When I told Garry’s sister about these resenting themselves.” Theatre. common goals and interests,” Jan said. coincidences, she said, ‘Well the uniHe had heard of Lianne’s service about In succeeding celebrations, the focus has been on Both would like to travel more. They verse was trying to get you together.’ It is five years ago through an advertisement have gone to Costa Rica, and recently a Celebrity Reading event, held for seven years at uncanny how many things we have done in the Western Producer. spent a weekend at the spa in Moose Jaw. the public library. It shifted in 2014 to The Bassment, that are similar. It’s ridiculously funny. “I thought it sounded interesting, Both admit to being workaholics. That home of the Saskatoon Jazz Society. It’s freaky.” The choice of celebrity readers comes first. Then a but then I dismissed it because I wasn’t is changing. Even with all of that, it almost didn’t looking. I was happy at that time to just Now that he has sold some of his land team of archivists will find speeches, letters or other work. Jan, a pharmacist with rural roots, be single, and everything was rolling and is renting the rest, Garry plans on get- written material they think the reader can adapt. wasn’t sure she wanted to get into a “In our first one, Allan Blakeney, the former along as it should. I was busy on the farm. ting into real estate. relationship. I didn’t have anything else to do. So I “I am amazed at how easy Garry is to premier, was asked to share a reflection on Walter “I had a history of not being happy stayed busy, just worked.” talk to,” Jan said. “I would be uncomfort- Murray, a Maritimer who became the University of Saskatchewan’s president. It wasn’t in the script, but in relationships. The gist of the meeting Suddenly all work and no play wasn’t able saying something and it would just Blakeney sang a couple of choruses of an old Nova with Lianne is I wanted a nice guy. That cutting it. roll off him. His confidence in moving basically summed it up. Garry was my Prior to meeting, both Garry and Jan forward has made a huge difference in the Scotia hymn. He brought the house down,” said O’Brien. third match with Lianne. We talked on the (who is 50) had previous matches through relationship.” “Another time, I was able to get Lorne Calvert, phone quite a bit before we met.” Lianne. Garry said it is much the same for him. another former premier, to be one of our speakers. That is when they discovered they had Garry said despite their failures, it “I am more comfortable talking with He was reading from a speech by John Diefenbaker, so much in common. gave him a clearer idea of what he was her than anyone I have ever met.” “So then we met, and after that I real- looking for. Jan had one in-person meet(Note: Jan and Garry asked that their which he delivered in a near-perfect imitation of Diefenbaker’s speech and mannerisms.” ized I was pretty scared to even go into ing and one by phone. last names not be used in this story.)

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The redevelopment of Kinsmen Park is now underway (Photo by Steve Gibb/

Sheering pipes, shifting votes, and sharing tracks Question: With all the waa $4.66 per month recycling fee? ter main breaks this winter, is After this motion was passed, the city looking at burying the at least one member (Pat Lorje) pipes deeper into the ground said she only voted for the moin new neighbourhoods in an tion because she “did not expect attempt to get below the frost it to pass.” It was then reduced line? to $2.51. Have you ever seen a Mayor Atchison: It was a vote that was passed and then in very unusual winter — very the same meeting reversed? Do cold for a long time. Even oldyou think allowing members of timers can’t recall seeing frost council to change their vote in as deep as it was this year. What this manner might set a dangerwe had was the soil shifting and ous precedent? Ask the Mayor actually having the pipes snap Mayor Atchison: I am glad in half. They were sheered. A lot the reader recognized it wasn’t a of these pipes were in very good condition, unanimous vote, that it was in fact a 6-5 vote but it speaks to the energy that is exerted that had occurred. Coun. Tiffany Paulsen, upon them when the soil is shifting up and after the vote, stood up and said we had basidown. That is what caused a lot of the prob- cally come to an agreement with the condo lems we have in the city this year. The depth association for $2.50. She felt some council at which we bury pipes is pretty standard, so members shouldn’t change their minds. So I wouldn’t anticipate burying them deeper. that was very good on her part. But it certainly is something we’ll keep an The next part is about having seen a eye on. vote reversed. To the best of my recollecQuestion: During the May 14 meeting, tion I don’t recall seeing that in the past on didn’t a majority of city council vote to the same night. I have seen votes rescinded make residents of multi-unit dwellings pay later, but not in the same meeting in terms of


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the vote going back and forth. What’s most important I think is that some members of council were struggling, but in time and with a little help they were trying to come to an agreement — a consensus. In the end that is what is most important for me. … It may have changed three times, but in the end it was the wish of council. Question: We just had some friends visit from Edmonton, and they were telling us about their Big Bin days. A stadium parking lot or other big area is filled with waste management bins and people bring garbage other than household waste and put it in the correct bin and there is no charge. Are you familiar with this and would you consider having them in Saskatoon? Mayor Atchison: I am not familiar with that particular program. We had a New to You program where we allowed people to put items out on the sidewalk to have them picked up at no charge once before. That is something that could certainly be looked at again in the future. Question: Couldn’t the city use common sense instead of decibel readings

when it comes to the new noise bylaw? Many things are louder than a motorcycle: jackhammers, airplanes, car horns, chain saws, lawn mowers and snow blowers. Should we be calling the police on all of these, or just use common sense that seemed to be missed on this law? Mayor Atchison: First of all there is no bylaw yet. It was recommended that there be a bylaw, and the solicitor is looking into it. The solicitor’s department is trying to write a bylaw that would stand the court test. There certainly have been a lot of discussions on this, but nothing has come forward at this time, other than council has expressed an interest in having a noise bylaw. In Calgary it has been unsuccessful so far. In Edmonton they have attempted to write a bylaw and write tickets. My understanding is it has not been that successful yet. So there may be lots of talk about it, but the jury is still out on whether a bylaw can be written that stands up in court. We’ll see. (Have a question for Mayor Atchison? Send it to Please put “mayor” in the subject line. Please limit them to fewer than 50 words.)

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From left to right: Jan Gitlin , Heather Fenyes, Ron Gitlin, Co-chairs Holocaust Committee, Agudas Israel

Holocaust Memorial Observance in Saskatoon May 4

Congregation Agudas Israel inaugurated its Annual Holocaust Memorial Service in 1982. The purpose was to honour the memory of all victims of the Holocaust, both Jews and non-Jews, to pay tribute to survivors, and to educate citizens of the Saskatoon area as to the timely lessons of the Holocaust for our own generation. Each year since then, citizens of all faiths and from all levels of government have gathered at the Jewish Community Centre, 715 McKinnon Avenue, to participate in this annual event. The City of Saskatoon has proclaimed Holocaust Memorial Week as a time for tribute and reflection, and during this period has officially renamed the portion of McKinnon Avenue adjacent to the Jewish Community Centre as Raoul Wallenberg Avenue in memory of the courageous Swedish diplomat who rescued over 100,000 Hungarian Jews from deportation and certain death at the hands of the Nazi invaders. In 1995, the City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon B’nai B’rith Lodge No. 739 jointly sponsored the dedication of Raoul Wallenberg Park immediately to the east of the Jewish Community Centre. The park stands as a permanent memorial to this heroic individual who set an example of resistance to tyranny and protection of human rights for all peoples. Over the years those attending the memorial service have heard from speakers of different faiths, national backgrounds, and walks of life as to their own experiences and the lessons they have learned from this tragic era in human history

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This year’s keynote speaker will be Robbie Waisman. A survivor from the Consentration Camp Buchenwald whose entire family was murdered. During his visit, Robbie will also be speaking to 2000 High School Students. Robbie Waisman makes his home in Vancouver. Congregation Agudas Israel cordially invites residents of Saskatoon and area to this year’s Annual Holocaust Memorial Service, to be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at the Jewish Community Centre. Door open at 12:00 to review exhibit.

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he Temporary Forbe consulting a lawyer about eign Workers Program the possibility of a wrongful (TFWP) is a good prodismissal claim for financial gram, first introduced in 1973 compensation. And do it while under the leadership of thenthis business still has money. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The federal government Regrettably it is being misused already has them under invesby a few greedy businesses. tigation, and hopefully, if the Rather than throw the baby out allegations prove true, will with the bathwater, maybe we blacklist them from any future need to give these bad businessgovernment programs and/or people a financial bath. Cleanshit them with massive fines. Columnist ing the pocketbooks of bad Unfortunately the only way to businesses is one way of washing punish such businesspeople is away the stench of their egregious actions. through their pocketbooks. And hopefully There are three appalling scenarios stem- the good people of Weyburn, who may feel ming from the wrongdoing of these bad their city has been unduly sullied by this businesses. The first is that hardworking business, will boycott the restaurant. Call Canadians have been wrongfully dismissed it a modern-day version of the “pillory” from their workplace. Secondly, anger punishment. is being misdirected towards the foreign What we absolutely should not do workers rather than the employers who is punish the foreign workers. In good brought them here under the guise of a bet- faith foreign workers signed up for our ter future. And thirdly, the idea floated by government-sanctioned program and would business groups that foreign workers can be have no idea that their future employers better controlled, presumably through threat would be scoundrels. We should rememof expulsion from this country. ber that many of our grandparents and A stellar case in support of the program great-grandparents came to Saskatchewan rests in Frontier, Saskatchewan. It is a vil- under a government program called The lage in southern Saskatchewan, home to Dominion Lands Act. It was enacted to about 350 souls. An employer in Frontier facilitate settlement of the prairies. Like our needed employees, and according to all re- ancestors, these workers are looking for an ports searched Canada-wide to hire people, opportunity to build a better life for their to no avail. It seems that not many people families. And like our forefathers, they can in Canada wanted to live in a small and help build a better Canada. somewhat isolated village and/or experiThe most appalling situation is inviting ence Saskatchewan’s winters. His next step foreign workers to this country and then was the TFWP. taking advantage of them. According to According to the reports, 15 Filipino online news reports, some workers come families now reside in Frontier. This small to our country only to discover they will be town businessperson is a good employer living in cramped and/or squalid conditions, and smart to boot. He knew the difficulty earn less than a livable wage and live under in recruiting new help and the cost to his the control of immoral employers and the business on employee turnover. When he threat of “do whatever I tell you to do or brought foreign labourers to Frontier, he you’ll be shipped back.” ensured these new families had decent In essence these workers are indentured housing and a culture-friendly environment. to corrupt businesspeople. Call it modernThese families have now settled and beday slavery. As foreigners they will be too come part of the community. They will not terrified to avail themselves of protection be draining our social programs but conunder our justice and human rights systems. tributing to them. And unlike many other And they may leave this country, but they small rural communities, the businesses and will leave with a sour and bitter taste rather the village of Frontier will thrive. than savouring the milk and honey they The worst example of the program is expected to enjoy. set in Weyburn. Here we allegedly have a Questions have to be asked of and angreedy family business wrongfully disswered by the government bureaucrats who missing several long-term employees and approved the applications. If the businesses replacing them with foreign help. It’s an being investigated submitted falsified inforaction in complete contradiction to the mation to qualify, they should be charged program’s intent. with fraud and pay the judicial price. And Clearly these are not smart businessit will now be up to today’s government to people, as they looked to short-term gain. clean up the mess and close the loopholes. Although nothing will ease the emotional While it is true you can’t legislate good pain the displaced Canadian employees behaviour, you can punish bad behaviour. may feel, these former employees should


Let one go, another must wash after he goes Dear Lianne, repulses me. How do I tell a My boyfriend refuses to grown man who otherwise is let go of his relationship with perfect that hand washing is his ex-girlfriend. She still required after one goes to the has a key to his house and bathroom? — Paula has come and gone while we Dear Paula, were out. She has actually People get accustomed to planted underwear in our routines. You would have hoped bed. I am okay with him that the routine of washing his maintaining a relationship hands would have been estabwith his ex, but this is over lished when he was a youngster. the top. How do I get him to You are going to have to gently Relationships let her go? — Natalie spell it out to him by simply letDear Natalie, ting him know that you noticed You are in a strange situation with a he does not wash his hands after going to simple solution. He does not need to let the bathroom. Explain to him that for hyher go; you need to let him go. No man gienic reasons it is really important that he should ever subject his partner to this type does so. Just as we do with children, you of nonsense. You will never rank at the may need to remind him until he forms top with this man. He most certainly has the habit. Perhaps you might ask him if a lot of learning to do when it comes to he would like you to remind him until it relationships. Run as fast as you can. becomes second nature. Dear Lianne, (I will be in Saskatoon interviewing I am in love with a fellow I met through new clients from May 20-23. Call now to your service. I thank you from the bot- book your appointment to start the search tom of my heart. One issue I am having for love: 1-204-888-1529. Questions for is I have noticed he does not wash his this column can be submitted to camelotinhands after going to the bathroom. This


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ner), Bill DeCoursey (open house and tours), Norma Jordan (archival display), Lorelie Neubauer (church administrator), and Rev. Brian Maitland and the church staff. There will be a celebrity artist concert on May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Notable guests such as Solstice, Patricia Deibert, Barrie Redford, Marla Cole, Terry Sturge and Kevin Junk will lift the party beyond church borders to community significance. On May 4 at 3 p.m. the Knox Church will be on stage along with people of all ages from the Saskatoon Children’s Choir, the Saskatoon Men’s Chorus and the Saskatoon Chamber Singers. Since Knox has enjoyed concert-hall days in the past, many within the choruses are back in familiar surroundings. Lorne Calvert, a United Church minister, the principal of St. Andrews College and a former premier of Saskatchewan, will be the featured speaker at the anniversary dinner on May 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel.

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convenience, that Knox was a centrepiece for all social gatherings. Even with the architectural grandeur of Knox — and the other three churches — societal changes occurred. Families moved into suburbs. People found more social things to do and other places to visit. Today, somewhat sadly, a church like Knox attracts only about 200 people. That figure is virtually the same in the other riverbank churches. It leaves questions about the value of all properties and whether they can be maintained. For the moment, Knox is ready to celebrate. Members have done so before: with the 125th anniversary as the oldest protestant congregation on Nov. 22, 2010 and the 100th anniversary of laying the cornerstone on Oct. 19, 2012. The latest celebration is led by Gary Gullickson (chair), Alison De la Gorgendiere (worship service), Wendell Owen (concerts), Georgie Kyle (anniversary din-


n the days when there were Congregationalist churches fewer residents of Saskamerged to form the United toon, one of its charms was Church of Canada. that four stately churches, each What the history books, located on Spadina Crescent and especially the one from 1950, within a stone’s throw of the really explain is that aside from South Saskatchewan River, served serving the spiritual needs, the spiritual and social needs of Knox was the home where Saskatoon. people gathered for social funcThe four still exist today. One tions. of them, Knox United Church, is Consider these organizacelebrating its 100th anniversary, tions, for instance. with celebrations from May 2-4. There was a church board of The other churches have long managers, often with 15 men People histories as well. The St. John’s and sometimes with as many Anglican parish was established in 1902. Its as 26. It was formed to make judgments on first church opened in 1903, and its present temporal and financial affairs of the church. building was raised through the years 1912 There was the church choir, dating back to 1917. The St. Paul’s Roman Catholic to as far as 1907 when it had 30 members Church held its first service in July 1903. It to the days in the mid-1950s when it had 38 became what was known as a pro-cathedral to 40 members. Significant was that Helen in 1921 and a full cathedral by 1934 when Davies Sherry was the inspirational leader of the diocese was founded. Members of the the choir from 1917 until 1947. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian held their first An early group known as the missionary meeting in January 1925. The first worship society later became known as the Women’s service was held two days later. Auxiliary. There was also the Women’s Among the highlights garnered from Association, which assisted in services and two history books at Knox — one written in finances. 1950 and the other in 1985 — was that the In the beginning there was a church first Knox church was built by a Presbyterian school. congregation in 1900. The current site on Through the years there were also the 24th Street and Spadina Crescent was chosen Boy Scouts, the Wolf Cubs, Canadian Girls in 1912, with the cornerstone laid in October in Training, Knox Young People’s Union, 1912. The first services were held on May 3, the Young Women’s Study Group, the Mary 1914. Copland Evening Auxiliary, the Knox MarA historic change happened in June 1925, ried Couples Club and a carpet ball league. when Canada’s Presbyterian, Methodist and It was a time, partly through necessity and



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A checklist to help you prepare


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lthough your gown will make a major statement at your graduation, don’t think that your pre-grad preparations are finished once you have your dress. The following are tips and tricks to help you prepare for graduation (or any special event).



ook appointments with beauty professionals well in advance if you plan on getting your hair or makeup professionally done. Many beauty professionals get booked up in the spring and summer with weddings, graduations and other special events. If budget allows, book a trial run of hair or makeup so your stylist or makeup artist knows exactly what you’d like for your graduation. If you are doing your own hair and makeup, practice once or twice so you know exactly how to create the look you like. YouTube is a wealth of step-by-step beauty tutorials. Be sure you’re taking meticulous care of your skin before grad. Dealing with a break-

out right before a major event is never fun. Cleanse, tone and moisturize morning and night. If you plan to give yourself a facial or splurge on a professional facial, plan on having it done two to seven days before grad. Exfoliate, especially if you plan on getting a spray tan or using a self-tanner — it will help the product go on more evenly. Even if you prefer your natural complexion, exfoliating will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Make your own inexpensive exfoliator at home with coffee grounds. Skip the tanning bed. There are so many self-tanners on the market for radiance without the risk. Plan a pre-grad beauty party with your girlfriends. Give yourselves manicures, pedicures and facials at home to maximize the fun and minimize the cost. Starbucks napkins are better for your face than store-bought, oil-absorbing blotting paper. If you’re prone to oiliness in your t-zone, grab an extra napkin when you indulge in your pre-graduation coffee and pop it in your purse. (Hey, you’re going to need a little caffeine kick to celebrate all night long!)

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et your dress properly tailored. Some stores, such as Klassique Designs, offer to fit and pin your dress in store for tailoring. Even the most gorgeous strapless dress loses appeal if you’re pulling it up all night. If you’ve found the perfect dress but it’s a size too big, many styles can be taken in to fit you perfectly. Speaking of dresses, put yours on a registry. Klassique Designs has an in-store registry to keep track of your dress and high school so you don’t show up in the same dress as someone else. Many high-school students have taken their registries digital with student-created Facebook pages where girls can post pictures of their dresses to avoid a potentially embarrassing situation. Regardless of the style you choose, break in your shoes. If you’re a novice in heels or you bought brand new shoes, make sure you practice walking in them several weeks before graduation. A shoe-repair shop can stretch shoes if they’re a little too tight; they can even be stretched in a specific area if they pinch. You may even want to bring a pair of flats in your bag so you don’t have to miss out on the fun if your feet start to hurt.



etting ready for grad can be so hectic, it’s easy to forget to eat. Make sure you’re eating and drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Eat a filling breakfast, including protein to keep you feeling full longer. Keep your energy boosted with healthy snacks, such as cheese, almonds, cut-up fruit and veggies, or hummus and pita chips. Practice your poses and smile ahead of time. Everyone will be taking photos, so be sure you know how to look picture perfect. Practice in front of a full-length mirror so you know your best angles and facial expressions to pose like a model. Selfies count when practising and studying your best looks!

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see our customers join us during the day on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. And of course our food services merchants are open six days a week. However, there’s something magical about being outdoors on warm evenings in Saskatoon, so we’re really excited about sharing that with our customers.” Night Market will run on the first Thursday of every month from May until September. It will move indoors from October until December. It will go on hiatus during January, February and March 2015. “We’ll see what the response is. We may not limit ourselves to one Night Market a month,” said Claude. “If there’s demand, we’ll see about additional Night Markets during the summer months.” Night Market will host other events, such as a Spring Shopping Party on June 5 featuring pop-up spring and summer clothing boutiques. And there will be a pie-eating contest and pie-tasting competition on July 3. Night Market will be designed to appeal to everyone, with a licenced beverage garden commencing in June, and family-friendly options and activities offered throughout each event, Claude said. “What we do know for sure is that the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market customer base continues to grow. And with that we are always looking for ways to ensure we’re meeting their needs,” said Claude. “We’re looking forward to Night Market doing just that.” Night Market hours will be from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information visit

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ith spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market is opening its doors to another opportunity for patrons. “Our customers have been telling us that they would like an evening option to shop at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. And we heard them loud and clear,” said Deb Claude, general manager of the market. “With that in mind we will now be open the first Thursday evening of every month, beginning May 1. We’re proud to be offering Saskatoon’s first and only Night-Market experience.” Claude points to the success of the night market held in December 2013 as another reason the organization opted to take the plunge into evening shopping hours. “We had a record turnout at that market,” Claude said. “While we know that Christmas is always a busy shopping time, what we learned is that evenings are simply a better option for a whole bunch of Saskatoon residents to get out and enjoy themselves.” The event will be open both inside and outside, with expanded vendor participation marking the transition into the peak growing season. In addition to shopping for produce, baking, handmade gift items and specialty foods, Night Market will feature a full slate of dining options, including Chef Jenni Willems in the Market Kitchen. Entertainment will also be on-site, as well as other special events and promotions. “Night Market will really be an event in itself,” said Claude. “We always want to

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Have a PR plan before story spins out of control


comes clean, the spotlight tends f your house burns down, to wander to the next mess. and you have absolutely no The following is a series of carpentry experience, would generalized Dos and Don’ts that you go ahead and try to rebuild could be considered options if it yourself? you find yourself in a crisis PR Of course you wouldn’t. situation. Keep in mind every You’d let a professional handle it. situation is unique and should Forgive the use of that rather be strategized accordingly. But cheesy segue into this column, the general framework could be which is part infomercial and shaped around this list. part free advice. Do: We’ve all seen it over and Columnist 1) Be proactive. Get out in over again: the very public, front of the crisis both in words messy demise of an individual and action. While you may not receive (more often than not, a politician) or an much notice of the crisis, the odds are pretorganization. Sometimes it’s fraud, other ty good you’ll see it coming. When you do, times a sex scandal. The never-ending list consult your plan for generating a proactive of mistresses or the illicit photo. A grainy response. Or call a professional. cellphone video. E-coli. It doesn’t really 2) Examine the facts honestly. Twistmatter what it is, as long as it’s significant enough to evoke a response from the public ing or distorting them to make you feel better isn’t helping anyone. Be honest with by way of negative backlash. Why do some emerge from these situations yourself about what got you or your orgaunscathed, while others go down in flames nization into this position, even if it doesn’t and stay down? It’s because some are smart seem fair. There will be time for reflection enough to have their crisis public relations on the justice of it all later on. 3) Leave the spin to a professional. Yes handled by a professional, that’s how. the spin. There’s always spin that can be I’m going to use the recent debacle done with the facts, which is a whole lot involving a small prairie restaurant as an different than lying about them. Spin is example. I can guarantee you that this small-town, family-owned restaurant and its separated from lying by an extremely fine owners never, ever considered the possibility line. The bottom line is spin a tried-andthey would find themselves splashed across true strategy that does work. Just don’t try it at home. not only local media, but the pages of the Don’t: likes of the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. 1) Panic. If the situation takes you by Of course they didn’t, who would? surprise, ask for some time to look into the Well you should, no matter how much matter and respond. By time, I don’t mean you believe your public profile or your you’ll have the luxury of days or months. business is insignificant outside of your But a half hour or an hour to scramble is network of associates and clientele. perfectly reasonable. Ethical media types Having a crisis PR plan in place long before anything ever goes wrong, or at the respond well to cooperation and are usually very good about extending common courvery least consulting with a professional tesies. Remember they didn’t get you into in the instance that it does, is a must. You must plan for this as diligently as you plan this mess. One way or another, you did. 2) Kid yourself into thinking you can to ensure nothing ever goes wrong. Because the reality is that the only moment you have make the crisis go away. In the world of for sure is this one. And you have no solid the 24-hour news cycle, every minute counts. Going silent will simply dig you way of knowing what is going to happen into a bigger hole, burying you with all next. Or whose actions might trigger an the stories and theories that are generated unwanted, often devastating trip into the in the absence of your side of the story. public spotlight. That spotlight is insidious because once Prepare your response, which should include the full set of facts (even if there’s it’s turned on, you don’t control where it some you don’t want to provide, doing it points. Nobody is saying the spotlight is always fair. Perhaps a series of unfortunate yourself is way less sensational than it all coming out in another story two days latbut otherwise innocent-enough events carved an unintended path to an unpredict- er), steps taken to make things right (make sure you can and will follow through) and able outcome. It’s one that is less-than flattering for your reputation or that of your an unequivocal apology. 3) Blow things out of proportion. Are business. Or maybe an otherwise stellar you still upright? Is your family? Remememployee goes rogue, doing something unthinkable that is completely out of char- ber all those things that have happened acter. And in a moment of weakness brings to you that were overwhelming? No you don’t, because time heals many things. In your brand down. The point is you can’t plan for the event the meantime one of the most comforting that thrusts you under that hot, uncomfort- mantras I can drill into a client’s head is “this too shall pass.” Unless you’re Rob able spotlight. But you can plan, and take the steps, to clean up the situation and mini- Ford. If you are Rob Ford, thank you for reading, but it’s too late for you. mize the damage. Once something dirty


New Hope Dog Rescue will hold its sixth annual walkathon on May 4. Proceeds from the event will go to dogs in the care of New Hope Rescue, a registered non-profit organization. Dogs in the program are partnered with foster parents until permanent homes can be found. Each New Hope dog has had medical care while in the program from the basics — vaccinations, deworming, microchip, spay/neuter — to extensive care — dental work, corrective surgery, treatment of skin conditions. Registration for the walkathon is at 8 a.m. at PetSmart (1719 Preston Ave. North). The walk will be held at 10 a.m. More information can be found at www. In the photo are Emily Pickett, executive director of New Hope Dog Rescue, and her family’s adopted dog, Mayo. (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson) This batch of these cookies was made more for adults than grandchildren so it surprising to see them disappearing from the cookie jar into little hands. Prunes are known to prevent constipation because of their fibre that helps to increase good bacteria in the colon and that keeps you “regular” and bowel-healthy. Prunes also help iron to be absorbed from food and have lots of beta-carotene and vitamin A, so these cookies make a great treat!

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A business which has demonstrated excellence in the areas they consider key to their success. The winning business will have stated their critical success factors and clearly demonstrated how they have achieved meeting their goals for these factors. Size of the business is not a criterion. Superior Cabinets IRC Innovative Rehabilitation Consultants Park Town Hotel

Marketing (Sponsored by Handy Group of Companies):

For a business demonstrating exceptional performance in marketing. The judges will evaluate the success of a marketing program giving consideration to the nature of the product and the relative size of the business. Metric Design Centre SleepWell Baby S&E Trusted Online Directories Inc.

New Business Venture (Sponsored by SaskPower):

For a new business venture which has been in existence for three years or less and which has shown positive performance in terms of current or expected profitability, job creation or entrance into new markets. The judges utilize financial criteria as well as considering the nature of the new venture and its impact on job creation and market expansion. Judging takes into account the relative size of the new venture. W Bridals Inc. Wood’s Body Goods Triumph Construction

Growth & Expansion (Sponsored by Miller Thompson):

For a business who has made significant changes in their business which has resulted in “Growth” or “Expansion” of 15% or more of the business’ markets, physical locations, number of employees, etc., and which in turn has made an impact on the company’s overall ability to increase its revenues, investments, and profits now or in the future. Go2Guys Developments Inc. Saskatoon Business College Ltd. Parr Auto Body

Community Involvement (Sponsored by SaskTel):

For a business demonstrating substantial support for arts and culture, amateur sport, education, or voluntarism. Wiegers Financial & Benefits Neechie Gear Inc.

Awarded to a business with 15 or less employees. The recipient must clearly demonstrate excellence in the areas they consider key to their success, including profitability, customer service, growth and/or expansion, marketing, and employment creation. The recipient must also have been in business for a minimum of three years, with their head office located in the Saskatoon region. Push Interactions (formerly CollegeMobile) Innovative Heating & Cooling Ltd. Prairie Wild Consulting Co.

Hall of Fame Inductee (Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank): One individual or business will be inducted into the SABEX Hall of Fame each year. An independent committee notifies the SABEX Committee of the recipient. The recipient will be a long-standing member of the Saskatoon region business community. John Cross


Strategic Alliance Award

Recognizing business excellence is an important element in creating the best business climate in Canada and to create a city of opportunity. The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, under the “Celebrate Success!” masthead, will recognize and celebrate the many successes of Saskatoon businesses and individuals who have attained excellence on a local, national, and international level. The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and PotashCorp believe that “Celebrate Success” demonstrates why Saskatoon shines in so many ways.

Small Business of the Year (Sponsored by MNP):

Saskatoon Community Foundation’s Strategic Alliance Award acknowledges the importance of bringing together resources through partnerships involving businesses and charities. This award encourages the development of such alliances by recognizing business and charities, which have worked together over time to enhance Saskatoon’s quality of life. Saskatchewan Blue Cross - Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada North Ridge Development Corporation - EGADZ- Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Hatch - Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre

Award of Innovation (Presented by: Industry Liasion Office, University of Saskatchewan & Innovation Place) The 2014 Award of Innovation recipient will be announced on Gala Night. Community Leadership Award (Presented by: Leadership Saskatoon) The recipient of the 2014 Leadership Saskatoon, Community Leadership Award is Milton Taylor of Imagery Photography


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Business Excellence

Find us on: #InvestSREDA The Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) is very proud of the community it serves. SREDA’s three main goals are to retain and expand local business in targeted sectors, to attract new investment in focus areas, and to ensure the Saskatoon region is the place to live, work, invest and prosper. We are “Celebrating Growth” through past successes and the new opportunities that now lay ahead.


SREDA Insights Program helping Saskatoon and region thrive in the global economy economy and to help anticipate and counter possible challenges to economic stability going forward, SREDA hired George in November 2013 to implement their new Insights program which, as George explains, “gathers economic information from around the world and analyzes it to understand how world events may affect our local economy. How will a slowdown in China impact us, for example. This is especially important as globalization trends continue as evidenced by the recent signing of Free Trade partnership agreements between Canada and South Korea and Europe.” Further describing the program as being “less tactical and more strategic,” George says it has been “welcomed by local business leaders as a proactive way to deal with possible uncertainties in their sectors.” At a recent Insights executive roundtable for the construction industry, Jim George, P.Eng. , “there were representatives from every part SREDA Acting President & CEO of the value chain present, from project ownining and Manufacturing continue ers, engineers and general sub-contractors. to be two of the biggest drivers of They all see the importance of this kind of Saskatoon’s economy. Even with competitive intelligence, but typically they a slight softening in the mining sector, Sas- are too busy to collect and analyze the inforkatoon still posted a 6.5 per cent economic mation themselves. SREDA is happy to be growth in 2013, and new business starts able to provide this meaningful information were still up. Jim George of the Saskatoon down the road.” and Region Economic Development AuthorThe Insights program will report on a ity says this growth contributed over $16.4 quarterly basis. Although the initiative is billion to Saskatchewan’s economic output still in early stages, and therefore cannot last year. yet lend itself to many conclusions, George In order to help ensure a strong local says that when the information is collected,

SREDA will use it alongside the 20-year economic roadmap that SREDA and the Conference Board of Canada completed in 2013 to “track our activity and make sure we are going down the right path.” SREDA will also use the information to try to address what George calls “the Achilles heel” of Saskatoon’s economy: the skilled labour shortage. “Projects are getting delayed. We need to take a long view of the economy and figure out how we can attract and retain these skilled workers that the different sectors need to support future growth.” George adds that SREDA also hopes to encourage local businesses, including those in the mining and manufacturing sectors, to JW11485.D28 build partnerships that will allow them to


scale up their business to support going after larger projects domestically and internationally. “We have world-class metal fabrication businesses in Saskatoon, but in order to compete globally, these businesses need to scale from a capacity perspective to ensure that they are able to compete not only here locally, but anywhere, particularly now that these Free Trade agreements are starting to take effect.” Creating these meaningful partnerships will competitively position our local businesses for future growth opportunities. With the forward thinking Insights program, as well as the initiative and hard work of all sectors of Saskatoon’s economy, the city looks to maintain its strong economic position for years to come.


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Find us on: #InvestSREDA The Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) is very proud of the community it serves. SREDA’s three main goals are to retain and expand local business in targeted sectors, to attract new investment in focus areas, and to ensure the Saskatoon region is the place to live, work, invest and prosper. We are “Celebrating Growth” through past successes and the new opportunities that now lay ahead.

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Golder Associates offers industry leading staff and research capabilities


older Associates is one of the world’s preeminent environmental and engineering consulting firms, with over 180 offices worldwide. In the words of Ron Barsi, a Principal Consultant in Golder’s Saskatoon office, Golder “puts a lot of effort into working with clients to address environmental and engineering planning on large projects in a way that is beneficial to both areas, while bringing maximum value into the project.” Golder prides itself on offering a truly integrated, inter-disciplinary approach to its project work, and has a comprehensive suite of engineering, environmental and First Nation engagement services personnel. And, as Barsi explains, “if we don’t have the expert we need in a particular office, we simply reach out to Golder’s worldwide network of over 8,000 professionals and get a number of specialist perspectives on any given issue.” As well as having a wide array of technical specialists, Golder also maintains its own testing laboratories. Currently, the soils and materials testing lab in Saskatoon hosts a unique facility

for testing unsaturated soils; an area of engineering pioneered by award winning former U. of S. Engineering professor Dr. Del Fredlund, who currently works as a Senior Geotechnical Engineering Specialist with the Saskatoon office. With its industry leading staff and research capabilities, Golder works with a client through the full life cycle of their project “from project initiation, through feasibility studies and engineering design, to environmental assessment and regulatory permitting throughout the project’s production life, including the safe closure and decommissioning of the project.” In fact, Barsi explains, “we find that the greatest financial savings and risk avoidance for a client are realized by designing the project for safe and cost effective closure, and we will come up with a strategic plan for that project that will work to the client’s and society’s benefit by having this value built into the project from day one.” As office manager Robert Lesperance adds, “we design all of our projects with their eventual decommissioning and post-closure land use in mind so that the client has a comprehensive understand-

What if we resolved to be as resilient as the farmers we serve?

ing of their project, including the risks and mitigation that will be required, so that their company can realize maximum value from their investment.” Although other companies claim to offer integrated consulting services, Barsi says that “no one else has the depth and breadth of global experience and knowledge applied locally that we do. We stay with our clients from beginning to end, offering them a continuous, comprehensive package of technical and strategic services that other companies simply cannot. We were the first to “really” use this approach, and we work hard to be the go-to consultants for clients with complex needs.” “We get to interact with a lot of other companies through our networking with SREDA, and we are proud to say that our relationship with our professional colleagues and the community we live and work in is of very high importance to us all” says Barsi. “Our reputation is extremely important to us,” says Lesperance, because “we are 100 per cent employee owned. The words we are committing to with our clients, our em-

ployees and our community are our own words. We guide ourselves using our corporate values of Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Caring and Ownership, which has contributed to Golder being an employer of choice for young Saskatchewan technical professionals.” Community engagement is important to Golder. As examples, the Saskatoon office has been involved with fundraising for St. Paul’s Hospital and The Children’s Wish Foundation, and allows its staff to take paid work time to volunteer with any number of local community organizations. But if you ask Barsi, the best way Golder can give back to the community is also the most rewarding. “It is really gratifying,” he says, “to be able to hire a wide range of capable and well-educated, young, home grown Saskatchewan professionals, and give them the opportunity to live at home and raise their families here, while advancing excellent careers that can involve them on projects anywhere in the world with a company where they can be an owner. In our experience these young folks are world-class and the future of our company in Saskatchewan.”

Like the farmers we serve, our vision is to help feed a growing world. We are as committed to that vision as we have ever been, and we believe our crop nutrients are vital to achieving it. To that end, we will continue to be one of the largest employers in our province, to support the communities where we live and work, and to serve our customers so farmers around the globe can keep pace with the food demands of a rapidly growing world population. Because like those farmers, we’re proud of what we do — and we’re in it for the long haul.

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Find us on: #InvestSREDA The Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) is very proud of the community it serves. SREDA’s three main goals are to retain and expand local business in targeted sectors, to attract new investment in focus areas, and to ensure the Saskatoon region is the place to live, work, invest and prosper. We are “Celebrating Growth” through past successes and the new opportunities that now lay ahead.

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Cigar Lake Mine a technical triumph


Cameco is proud to announce the start of uranium ore production at its Cigar Lake mine

ccording to Tim Gitzel, Cameco president and CEO, ore was found at Cigar Lake in the 1980s. “We’ve been working since then to figure out a way to extract it. There were some who said it couldn’t be done. It has been challenging as the ore is 500 metres below surface, and very tricky to get to. We had to invent a new way of mining to reach it. Because the shafts go through waterbearing sandstone, they risked flooding and we had to get innovative to find a way around that problem.” But Cameco and its employees persevered, and in December 2013, they opened what Gitzel calls “the most technologically and geologically challenging mine in the world.” After Cameco’s McArthur River mine, Cigar Lake is the second largest highgrade uranium mine in the world, and Gitzel explains that “the two mines together produce bodies and grades of uranium 100 times higher than what you’d see

anywhere else in the world. We are proud of what we have accomplished at these two sites.” Gitzel estimates that the Cigar Lake mine will take four years to reach its full production capacity, and further says that once the mine reaches capacity, it will operate for another “30 years going forward,” and will, along with the other Cameco sites, maintain its impact on the province and on Saskatoon’s economy. “There are currently 435 nuclear reactors that use our products, with another 70 under construction world wide. Production is barely meeting demand as it is. Mining will be a big driver in the local economy for many years to come.” Gitzel says he has a “lot of respect for organizations like SREDA that continue to help attract new businesses to the area that support our industry.” Gitzel is proud of Cameco’s record of employing residents of northern Saskatchewan, and says that Cameco is “the largest Toll Free: 1.800.567.2444

industrial employer of First Nations people in the province. We have over 1,600 employees of First Nations descent, and we want to continue to maximize the business opportunities for them and for other northern residents.” Gitzel and Cameco are cognizant of the importance of their impact in northern communities and, as such, strive to “work in close consultation with these communities as to how we can be good corporate citizens in their areas. We provide job training for residents, we

support cultural events and kids sports camps, and other initiatives that strengthen community – like helping to build a skating rink.” And in return, Cameco gets employees that stick with a project and Gitzel can’t say enough about them. “It was a proud moment for Cameco when we rolled out our first truckload from Cigar Lake. Our employees lined both sides of the road for up to a kilometre. These people are salt of the earth and they have done great work.”

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Business Excellence

Find us on: #InvestSREDA The Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) is very proud of the community it serves. SREDA’s three main goals are to retain and expand local business in targeted sectors, to attract new investment in focus areas, and to ensure the Saskatoon region is the place to live, work, invest and prosper. We are “Celebrating Growth” through past successes and the new opportunities that now lay ahead.


IMII, Mitacs and U of S partner to lead minerals industry innovation in Canada SASKATOON – Saskatchewan’s International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII), the national research and training organization Mitacs, and University of Saskatchewan are partnering on a novel research and training initiative through an investment valued at more than $600,000. The Mitacs Industry Executive in Residence—Minerals (MIER-Minerals) will identify and create new research initiatives that will lead to innovation in the minerals sector, strengthening companies and enhancing Canada’s economy. The MIER-Minerals is the first of several such positions Mitacs will support nationally across various industry sectors. The goal is to support innovation, research and training to enhance the global competitiveness of these industries and encourage collaboration between companies and universities across Canada. Engin Özberk, IMII executive director and senior technical advisor, will assume the role of the MIER—Minerals at the U of S. “With more than 40 years of experience and national leadership in the minerals research and innovation sector and strong relationships with Saskatchewan’s leading potash, uranium and other minerals companies, Özberk is ideally positioned to catalyze industry-researcher collaborations for a world-class minerals industry,” said Karen Chad, U of S vice-president research. “Through this exciting new partnership, students will have the skills, knowledge and training to seamlessly transition to jobs in this burgeoning industry.” “This partnership among the University of Saskatchewan, the IMII and Mitacs will play a leading role in supporting innovation within Canada’s mining and minerals sector,” said Arvind Gupta, Mitacs CEO and scientific director.

“We are proud to be part of a partnership that brings academic research together with industry-driven requirements to produce real outcomes benefiting the sector and the economy. We extend a warm welcome to Engin Özberk and look forward to working with him to build company-university collaborations and train the next wgeneration of researchers with the skills required by this dynamic industry.” Working with the U of S College of Engineering and other academic units, Özberk will focus on eight areas of strategic importance to the minerals industry: workplace health and safety, environmental sustainability, exploration, mining, processing, social license, policy research and economics of global commodities. These themes have been identified through industry-researcher consultations undertaken by IMII, a non-profit organization funded jointly by Saskatchewan industry and government to support research, increase education and training, and help address the shortage of specialists in mining engineering and sciences needed by the minerals industry. Özberk will also work with other Saskatchewan and Canadian post-secondary institutions to build relationships and multi-disciplinary projects across the country, as well as internationally in these priority areas. “I am honored to be selected for this first-of-its-kind position,” Özberk said. “This first MIER will create a blueprint for forging new industry-university collaborations, while training the next generation of skilled innovators these industries need to compete in the global minerals marketplace.” He noted that Saskatchewan’s significant minerals sector—one of Saskatch-

ewan’s three core economic engines—is poised for growth. The Saskatchewan Mining Association estimates the minerals industry will invest more than $43 billion in new projects over the next 20 years. Depending on the number of projects involved, combined investment by IMII and Mitacs could exceed $1 million over two years, Özberk said. He noted IMII has committed to invest about $6 million over the next four years for seven education, training, research, and development projects at universities, SIAST, and regional colleges, including a mining engineering option program at the U of S. “Our government congratulates Mitacs, IMII and the U of S on their partnership which will help to strengthen Western

Canada’s international engagement through innovation, research and training,” said the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. “Strong bonds between industry, institutions and government will result in increased opportunities for all Canadians.” “Our government is committed to facilitating innovation and research opportunities for Saskatchewan students,” Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris said. “Partnerships between the private sector and post-secondary institutions provide our students valuable experience as they transition from learning to earning, thereby fueling our growing economy and province.” Story Courtesy University of Saskatchewan



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MAY EVENTS On now to May 3: SSO Book and Music Sale – Saskatoon Symphony Community Centre On now to May 4: Cinergie - Francophone Film Festival/Festival du film francophone – Broadway Theatre On now to May 4: Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming Championship – Shaw Centre

May 4: Wings for Life World Run – Prairieland Park

May 18: City and Colour – Credit Union Centre

May 4: Street Legal Racing – Saskatchewan International Raceway

May 18: Neko Case – O’Brians Event Centre

May 8: George Thorogood and the Destroyers – TCU Place

May 19: Opening Day at Batoche National Historic Site May 21: The Show: A Tribute to ABBA – TCU Place

May 8: Fiddle Series: Everything Fitz – The Bassment

Marquis Downs: May 22: Live Thoroughbred races every Friday and Saturday May 8 – 11: evening beginning May 30 and finishing September 6. True West by Sam Shepard, Live Five – The Refinery Roots Series: Scott Nolan & Brandy Zdan – The Bassment (No races June 6 and 7, and August 8 and 9) Arts & Spirit Centre On now to May 31: Where River Meets Sky – Affinity Gallery

May 9: Street Legal Racing – SIR

May 22: Tommy Emmanuel – Broadway Theatre

On now to June 8: A Queen and Her Country – Diefenbaker Canada Centre

May 10: Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt – Credit Union Centre

May 22: Lighthouse – Prairieland Park, Hall D

On now to June 8: School Art – Mendel Art Gallery

May 10: Vesna Festival – Prairieland Park

On now to June 15: David Thauberger: Road Trips and Other Diversions – Mendel Art Gallery

May 10: Big Band Series: The Stone Frigate Band – The Bassment

May 1: Roots Series: Jeff Scroggins and Colorado – The Bassment

May 11: Schubert’s Incomparable Octet, Players Choice Series – Delta Bessborough

May 22 – 24: Top of the Hops Grapes & Grains Festival – Prairieland Park (Hall A, Hall C) May 23: Street Legal Racing – SIR

May 1-4: May 11: True West by Sam Shepard, Live Five – The Refinery Andrea Menard presents Lift – Broadway Theatre Arts & Spirit Centre May 11: May 3: Keeping up with the Keepers – Saskatoon Forestry Pictures at an Exhibition - Gyro Masters Series, Farm Park & Zoo Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra – TCU Place May 14: May 3: Atmosphere: North of Hell Tour – O’Brians Event Piano Series: The Michael Cain Band – The Bassment Centre May 3: Broadway ArtFest – Broadway district

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May 24: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons Special Event, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra – Knox United Church May 24 – 25: Season Opener Regatta, Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club – Pike Lake Provincial Park May 25: Saskatchewan Marathon – Prairieland Park May 25: Season Opener #1 – SIR May 25 – 31: NatureCity Festival – various locations May 26: Daniel O’Donnell – TCU Place May 29: Jazz Jam: The Kim Salkeld Trio – The Bassment May 29 – June 1: International Saskatchewan Salsa and Bachata Congress – Beiley’s Ultralounge, TCU Place and Delta Bessborough Hotel May 30: Roots Series: Back of the Bus and the Residuals – The Bassment

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anice Hough, on Lindsey Vonn and Elin Nordegren becoming good friends: “Makes sense. Elin wants to know about her kids’ potential stepmom, and Lindsey wants to know how to check Tiger’s cellphone.” l Is Darian Durant overexposed? Here’s our first comparison of 2014: Regina Leader-Post: Durant (mentioned in 52 stories since Feb. 1). Ottawa Citizen: Henry Burris (eight stories since Feb. 5). Comment: Hard to argue Durant’s stats, but my goodness, let the man hire his own PR firm. l Torben Rolfsen, on the NFL schedule being released, including the Detroit Lions playing the Atlanta Falcons in London’s Wembley Stadium on Oct. 26: “And here I thought they were trying to expand the appeal of the sport overseas?” l Men are four times more likely than women to be struck by lightning. In a related story, women are four times more likely than men to take shelter during a storm. l TC Chong, on a 16-year-old stowing away in a wheel compartment of a Hawaiian Airlines jet and surviving the flight from San Jose to Maui: “The airline is holding him until someone steps forward and pays the one-person, wheel-well baggage fee of $25.” l Hough, on security folks trying to figure out how a teenage boy was able to get onto the San Jose airport tarmac and into the wheel well of a commercial jet: “On the brighter side, TSA said on the same day they did confiscate over 100 bottles of water from passengers.” l My Lady Byng Trophy winner isn’t Martin St. Louis. Canadian hockey fans helped get him onto the Olympic team. Ever since he has been a little woe-is-me jerk. Either Patrick Marleau or Ryan O’Reilly winning the Byng is fine with me. l Bill Littlejohn, on what University of Idaho football recruiters tell prospects: “Dezmon Epps was the only WR in the nation to total over 100 yards receiving against eventual national champion Florida State.” What they don’t tell prospects: “They lost that game to Florida State 8014.” l From Rolfsen: “The Chicago Blackhawks are a very likeable team. And if you don’t agree, they’ll hit you with a hockey stick.” l Chong, on Air Canada terminating two baggage handlers after video showed them throwing luggage as far as 20 feet at Toronto Pearson airport: “The Blue Jays immediately signed them for pitching tryouts.” l The Toronto Blue Jays are considering going to a six-man pitching rotation. Why stop there? How about nine or 10? l Hough, on a girl giving Michelle Obama her father’s resume, saying he hadn’t had any work in three years: “‘Honey, you didn’t have to do that,’ said Joe Biden.”

l My Hockey Night in Canada does not include Nazen Kadri as a panelist. l Did you know Lions mate up to 50 times a day? I didn’t either, but I am impressed. l Rolfsen, on Tampa Bay Lightning radio analyst Phil Esposito being upset when he drew Dale Weise’s name in the media winning-goal pool before Game 1 of the series against Montreal: “He reportedly said, ‘Who the hell is Weise?’ and threw away the piece of paper. Told the story later, Weise said: ‘Who’s Phil Esposito?’” lHough, on the Chicago Cubs celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field. “A 3-run lead in the 9th, and a 1-run lead with 1 out to go, and they lost 7-5. Well, at least they honoured their legacy appropriately.” l My son, Brandon, watched a game at Wrigley last week. When asked what he thought of the park, he said, “It was like watching a baseball game in a 100-yearold park.” l From Nick Coombs: “Both Wrigley Field and Shakespeare celebrated their birthdays on the same day. One crafts tragedies that echo throughout the ages, the other is a playwright.” l One of the things I won’t miss now that Kevin Martin has retired from curling are overhead camera shots. l From Chong: “Marc Andre Fleury and Bill Buckner are now friends on Facebook.” l From Hough: “I wonder how many Americans who professed complete disinterest in William, Kate and George’s Australia tour because they don’t believe in hereditary monarchy are really hoping Jeb runs against Hillary in 2016.” l After 225 years New Hampshire is decriminalizing adultery, and bidding on NHL, NBA and NFL teams. l The Earth is the only planet not named after a god. Shouldn’t we rename it Burke? l Littlejohn, on Jose Canseco getting set to make a cameo in Piranha Sharks, a film where bio-engineered mutations wreak havoc: “It’s sort of like him and McGwire back in 1988.” l Hough, on Oscar Robertson saying if asked he would advise Carmelo Anthony to leave the New York Knicks: “Presumably so Melo can find a new team to help underachieve.” l Chicago was named in a poll as being the funniest city in the United States. In Canada the biggest joke is Toronto. l From Chong: “Powdered booze will soon become available in stores. Finally, I can get a really, really dry red wine.” l From Hough: “AOL is reporting that their email users have been hacked. Shocking. AOL still has email users?” l Roberto Luongo goes by the name Strombone1 on Twitter. How impressed has he been with Carey Price’s play? “He’s giving me a Stromboner.”



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Evening Under the Stars

The 2013 production was an Evening Under the Stars and a full moon

Ultimate Symphonic Rock Series featured

Audience members have to come prepared for any type of weather (Photos Supplied)


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vening Under the Stars, an outdoor music experience held on the Whitecap First Nation’s Sports Grounds, will be back for a second season. The night of entertainment to raise funds for the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation will take place on Wednesday August 13. Tickets go on sale on April 30 at the

Delta Bessborough Hotel Box Office. Featuring the big sound of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra backing up renowned Ontario vocalists Jeans ‘n Classics, the Evening Under the Stars’ 2014 theme is the Ultimate Symphonic Rock Series. The set list will focus on what the band describes as its “most daring and artistically creative rock genre,” featuring hit tunes

from the “era of the mega tour, the classic album, and iconic bands and songs.” These include covers of the likes of Electric Light Orchestra, Peter Gabriel, Jethro Tull, Supertramp and the Moody Blues. “We’re proud to bring this unique event back to Saskatoon residents,” said Evening Under the Stars chair, Joe LaPointe. “This outdoor concert is designed to capture the beauty of an August full moon shining over the rolling prairie, surrounded by the beautiful setting that is the Whitecap First Nation’s Sports Grounds.” The Evening Under the Stars committee wants ticket holders to arrive hungry. A variety of food trucks will be on site. Tea, coffee, beer, wine and cocktails will be available. The audience is advised to come prepared for the weather. Ample parking will be available, with shuttle service from the parking lot to the concert ground for those who require it.

Proceeds from Evening Under the Stars are donated to the St Paul’s Hospital Foundation. Last year proceeds went towards the purchase of Saskatchewan’s first digital electron microscope. The electron microscope will dramatically advance diagnoses for renal, cardiac and neurological patients. This year funds will be used for the purchase of new beds for all 12 palliative care rooms at St. Paul’s Hospital. The event is a collaboration between the Dakota First Nation and Walton, an international real estate development company. Evening Under the Stars August 13 Whitecap First Nation Sports Grounds Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets on sale beginning April 30. For more information:

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MUSIC APRIL 30 What: saxophonist Mark DeJong, formerly of New York and Saskatoon and now located in Calgary, has assembled an all-star band to celebrate International Jazz Day in Canada. Special guest will be bassist Soren Nissen. Show time is 8 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. No cover charge.

MAY 1 What: Jeff Scroggins plays banjo in a lightning-fast style and leads Colorado through a bluegrass music explosion, all part of the Roots series. Show time is 8 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $20 for SJS members, $25 for non-members

MAY 3 What: Samuel Milner, a Saskatoon homegrown violinist and the 2009 winner of the Saskatchewan Concerto Competition, will play Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, opus 26, in what becomes the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s closing performance in the Master series. The finale is Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, a grand orchestral showpiece. Concert time is 7:30 p.m. Where: TCU Place. Tickets: Range from $60 to $18. ***** What: Michael Cain is a jazz pianist who has shared the stage with artists like Jack DeJohnette, Bobby McFerrin, Christian McBride and Stanley Turrentine. He’s returning to Saskatoon again with a band which will deliver a mix of jazz, electronica, funk and soul. Show time is 8 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $17 for SJS members, $23 for non-members.

MAY 2, 4 May 2: Celebrity Artist Concert. Featuring: Patricia Deibert, Barrie Redford, Marla Cole, Terry Sturge, Kevin Junk, Solstice (Vocal Jazz Ensemble) 7:30 at Knox United Church. Tickets: $20 (reserved), $10 (rush). Tickets available at McNally Robinson. May 4: Choral Concert. Featuring: Saskatoon Chamber Singers, Saskatoon Children’s Choir, Saskatoon Men’s Chorus, Knox Sanctuary Choir. 3 p.m. at Knox United Church. Tickets: the same as above. Two concert package is $30. *****


The Saskatoon Chimo Chordsmen Barber-Shop Chorus Presents: Song of Love & Romance, with guest quartet: The Executives from Calgary, Evergreen Quartet Champions. Third Avenue United Church. 3 p.m. Tickets: General Admission $20, Students $15. Available at McNally Robinson, from all chorus members or by calling 306-652-5622


MAY 13

The Saskatoon Ostomy Association is having a fundraiser to send Kids to Camp, 11:30 a.m. at Smileys Restaurant on Circle Drive. There will also be a modified silent auction and a 50/50 draw. $25/adult; $10/child (under 11). The Saskatoon Ostomy Association is 40 years old! We are celebrating by Cruising the River on June 2. Boarding at 6 p.m. cruising 6:30-8:30pm. Cruise, Entertainment, Munchies and Cake all included.

St. Andrew’s College Annual Gala Banquet at the Western Development Museum. The banquet will be followed with a performance of RiderGirl. Tickets are $100 (with a portion in tax-credit receipt) and are available by calling Melanie at the college at 306-9668970. Deadline for tickets is May 1.

MAY 17

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 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.

Saskatoon Lions Band. 60 year reunion at City Park Collegiate. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. MAY 4 $10 person. Children are free. All alumni, SHE Modelling’s Mother’s Day tea, trade and families, past instructors and public welcome Every Thursday What: Depression Support Group — free (informal). fashion show. 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden group runs on the first and third Thursday of Inn Garden Ballroom. An evening of fun, with each month, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This May 24 displays of what’s new in women’s health, is open to anyone struggling with depresbeauty, fashion and fitness. Tickets are $20 Grassland Quilters’ Show & Tea at Ebenezer sion and family members wanting to support and include coffee, tea and dainties. For Baptist Church (107 McWillie Avenue) from them. Where: 311 – 38th Street East. This is a tickets go to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission $4.  Honourwheelchair accessible building. For more info fashion-show. Or call SHE Modelling at ing Isabelle McDonald, a Saskatoon Quilting call 270-9181. 306-652-7484. A portion of ticket sales will Teacher since 1983.  Pillowcase dresses on be donated to Canadian Cancer Society. display will be donated to orphanages in Third ***** Saskatoon International Folkdance Club, 7 ***** World countries. p.m. Albert Community Centre (Room 13 The Saskatoon SPCA Auxiliary open house at on the Main floor. Learn dances from many the Saskatoon SPCA, noon to 4 p.m. Featur- MAY 24-25 countries around the world. First night is free!  ing a spring raffle, silent auction, treasure The annual Blackstrap Art Studio Tour. May sale and bake sale. All proceeds to benefit 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 25 from 12 the Second Chance Fund. The auxiliary is 5 p.m. At numerous locations along Every Wednesday also asking for donations of baking. Baking the way you will discover glass blowers, can be dropped off at the Shelter on May 3  metal sculptors, writers, painters, wildlife The Saskatoon Mood disorder support group for people with bi-polar, depression and other related mental health problem meets at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at 323 4th • Creditor Counselling Ave. South (south entrance) at 7:30 p.m. For • Debt Settlements & more information call Al at 306-716-0836 or Proposals Lindi at 306-491-9398. ***** • Financial Restructuring • Over 50 Years of Experience What: Singles Social Group - “All About Us” for people in their 50s and 60s. Events such asweekly Wednesday restaurant suppers, Jeff Pinder & monthly Sunday brunches, movie nights, Karl Bueckert Trustees in Bankruptcy dances, pot luck and more. Meet new friends. No membership dues. For more information Licensed by the Federal email or phone (306) 978-0813. Government ***** Eastwood Centre The Off Broadway Farmers’ Market and #212 3521 8th Street E, International Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5 (Across from the Target Store) the basement of Emmanuel Anglican Church (607 Dufferin Ave. and 12th Street). A variety (306) 653-1100 of Saskatchewan foods ranging from grassEmail: fed beef, Katadin lamb, free-range eggs, and several varieties of frozen fish. Fresh baking, German pastry, and fresh and frozen Indian (all day) or May 4 before 1 p.m. Please call food including samosas are other features. artists, potters, photographers and much Janet at 242-2823 for more information. Guest vendors may call 306-664-2940 for more. For further information contact Joan details. at 306-492-4665. Or go to www.wilsonmu-

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MAY 2-4 Jane’s Walk Saskatoon will take place from a variety of locations. The walks are freely given and free to join. For times, walk names and start points, see listings at www.janeswalk. net or Monday toon. Twitter: @janeswalksktoon. There’s Hope Beyond Depression Program. MAY 9 Free introductory sessions Feb. 3 or Feb. 10 from 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Where: 327 Pinehouse Yoga Night- Free The Children Fundraiser. MAY 5 Yoga for all ages and all levels. No experience Drive (wheelchair accessible). For more info Orpheus 60 Chorus. An evening of music, 7 necessary. 7 p.m. at Silverspring School (610 call Pekka at 306-717-1665 or email p.m. at the Cosmopolitan Senior Centre (614 Konihowski Road) Adults $10, Kids under 11th Street East). Refreshments at 8:15 p.m. 12 $5. For more information call Shelley at First Saturday of every There will be free-will offering in support of 306-241-6484. month the Food Bank. What: The MindFULL Café, part of the MAY 9-10 international Alzheimer Café movement, is an Women’s Benefit Fundraising Event of opportunity to meet in a relaxed social setting Saskatchewan based charity, Justice Risfor persons with dementia, family, care parting, Living in war zones, opposing sexual ners and other interested people. The Café is slavery and rescuing children at risk. May a two-hour get together with refreshments, 9: 6-9p.m. $10 dessert & beverage and APRIL 29 shopping for gently used women’s clothing. entertainment and information. First Saturday International Dance Day Celebration. Doors of the month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: May 10: 9-2 p.m. Free Admission to shop open at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Free Sherbrooke Community Centre. the bargains. Rock of Ages Church (130 Flow Dance Centre (224 25th Street West) Kingsmere Place). Donations of new or For more information: www.freeflowdance. gently used women’s clothing, shoes, hats, Every Tuesday com, Or call: Tops #5273 meets at St. Mathews Hall purses, accessories greatly appreciated. 306-665-5998 or 306-665-5998. There is To purchase tickets or donate clothing call: (135-109th Street West). Weigh-in from 5:45 no charge. Wendy 306-975-3745, Liz 306-384-1408 or p.m. to 6:15. Meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Experience a healthy weight loss. Theresa 306-220-0802. Donations will be MAY 1 For more information call 306- 249-2029 or picked up. Jane’s Walk Saskatoon will present a film 306-931-3286. about the Sturdy Stone Centre at the Main MAY 9-11 Library at 7 p.m. Free event with coffee and First Monday of every White Eagle Artists Association’s art show information about the walks on May 2-4. month and sale. The opening reception is from Contact: or Saskatoon Ostomy Association meetings. 7p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 9, and the show 7:30 p.m. at Mayfair United Church. We runs 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 10-11. The ***** meet the first Monday of the month except show is located in the Auditorium of Our Free BodyTalk Presentation. 7 p.m. to 8:30 Lady of Czestochowa Parish at 301 Avenue when there is a holiday. Then it is the second p.m. Albert Community Centre Loft (610 Y South. It is open to the public and admis- Monday. Clarence Avenue South, 3rd Floor) An evening sion is free of charge. discovering a revolutionary health care First Tuesday of every system that is based on your body’s natural month MAY 10 ability to heal itself. Learn how BodyTalk can What:  FROMI - Friends and Relatives of Gallery Group Volunteer’s annual spring Plant help improve quality in all aspects of life in sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Mother’s Day People with Mental Illness. These meetings a safe, non-invasive, effective way. Event features live demos and an option to experi- Tea from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mendel Art run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where:  W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue ence a personal BodyTalk session with local Gallery. North (wheelchair accessible).If you have a ***** Practitioners. Serendipity Quilt Show and Tea will take place loved one or friend with a mental illness and you need understanding support, contact at All Saints Anglican Church (1080 Lorne MAY 2 Avenue) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $4. Carol at 306-249-0693, Linda at 306-933SWITCH (Student Wellness Initiative Toward 2085, Lois at 306-242-7670 or e-mail Come and enjoy these beautiful quilts some Community Health) annual art auction. of which will be on sale. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Snelgrove Gallery, U ***** of S Campus. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will Country Farms Marketplace, Indoor Commu- First and Third Sunday be served. The auction is a fundraiser to nity Carnival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Confedera- of each month support the student-lead clinic based out of tion Mall. Carnival games, bounce castle and What: Pet Loss Support Group, Support and Westside Community Clinic. Works by local other inflatables, petting zoo, a concession, comfort to people who are struggling with artists, students, and organizations will be balloon twister and many marketplace the loss of a beloved companion animal due available for viewing the week prior (April vendors throughout the mall. to old age, sickness or other sad reasons.  28-May 2). The no-obligation support group meets the


first and third Sunday of every month 2 p.m. at the W.A. Edwards Centre, 333 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon. For more information or telephone support, call 306-343-5322.


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. Find out more about us or come join us at our next meeting by contacting Bill Gulka at 306-249-0243 or by email

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.

Every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday Overeaters Anonymous: Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you binge, purge or restrict? Is your weight affecting your life? We are a non-profit 12-step group that meets on Tuesdays at noon and 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information including locations visit

Every Saturday Country Farms Marketplace, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Confederation Mall.

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