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Dear Saskatoon, It has been six months since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. When the strongest storm that ever hit landfall thousands were killed, many left homeless, hungry and no water to drink. Amongst the devastation it affected many Filipinos around the world including the Filipinos of Saskatoon. Our community asked for a helping hand and Saskatoon gave generously. You donated clothing, tools, food and water. In addition you provided financial support for relief efforts. As the survivors continue to rebuild, with your help the Filipino Canadian Association of Saskatoon raised $34,223.00. With the overwhelming support we would like to say thank you for helping save lives and rebuild what has been lost by Typhoon Haiyan. The Filipino Canadian Association of Saskatoon would also like to extend an expression of gratitude to the Federal Government of Canada and Provincial Government of Saskatchewan for their support on relief efforts. To give back to the Saskatoon community, the Filipino Canadian Association of Saskatoon took part in a community blood drive on February 20, 2014 and we also extend an invitation to all of you to partake in our:

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Shannon Boklaschuk has returned to the Express, 11 months after giving birth to Jack (Photo by Jayce Ollenberger )

I wish I could watch Dylan pitch again


ylan Nahorniak and for a charity and help a local my oldest son, Ryan, player further his career. played on the same Colleen and I chatted baseball team 13 years ago. about Dylan. I told her how They were first-year happy I was when I heard bantams, putting them at 14 how well he was doing in years old. Looking back, baseball. And I told her how maybe neither of them quite heart breaking it was to hear fit in with the AAA team. The of his death. I so wish we second-year players, for the could go back, replay that most part, were big, strong year of bantam baseball and and exuded confidence. They move forward from there. Editor had done well in pee wee The Dylan Nahorniak baseball. By comparison, Memorial Tournament will Ryan and Dylan were small and quiet. be held May 9-10 at Cairns Field. More Many of the skills were there, but the information can be found at www.dylanconfidence to display them wasn’t always. Please see the story on Page 6. Dylan was a pitcher. A left-hander. He ***** didn’t throw many innings that year. I We are happy to have Shannon thought he was a kid who would become Boklaschuk back writing on these pages. disheartened and drop out of baseball. Shannon seems happy to be back as I was so wrong. well. I could tell when she started sendDylan grew to be six-foot-four. He ing emails with stories she wanted to pitched at a number of colleges in the write. United States, each at a higher calibre Shannon has been such a big part of than the one before. He loved coming this paper since a few weeks after its inhome in the summer and pitching for the ception. She is an outstanding reporter/ Saskatoon Stallions. writer and editor. She was barely out of Baseball was a big part of his life. journalism school when she was named It was a life taken in a car accident in a finalist for a national newspaper award. Saskatoon in 2010. Shannon has spent the past year at I spoke with Dylan’s mother Colhome with Jack. She gave birth to him leen last week. We chatted about an last June 8. As you can tell from the upcoming tournament that will be held photo, he is one cool dude. In Shannon in Dylan’s memory. It will raise money and Jayce Ollenberger, he has pretty




cool parents. We are happy that Jack is willing to share some of his mom’s time with our readers. ***** I would like to thank RJ Currie for editing the paper while Shannon was on maternity leave. It was great working with him. I know I annoyed the heck out of him by making the same punctuation mistakes over and over. I am just not a comma, semi-colon and colon person. You can continue to read RJ’s outstanding humour on the Views of the World page every week. ***** I have written a couple of times about unexplainable coincidences. A couple of weeks ago we published a column pertaining to my struggle with anxiety and panic attacks. In the story I mentioned that a StarPhoenix colleague named Marg Ommanney recognized what was happening to me, and pointed me toward a program that would help me understand and cope with the disorder. That was almost 25 years ago. Marg and her husband left Saskatoon a couple of years later. We haven’t been in touch for far too long. Who sends me a note on Twitter last week? Yup. Marg. I thought she must have seen the story. She hadn’t. It is crazy how things like that happen. It was great hearing from her again and I vow to do a better job of keeping in touch.

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ndrea Menard has reached deep into her soul again to produce a CD filled with inspirational, uplifting and enlightened music. Menard, who has often called Saskatoon her home and is now based out of Vancouver, collaborated with Robert Walsh, her producer and longtime friend, to create Lift, a collection of 12 songs. She will perform most of them in concert at a launch at the Broadway Theatre on May 11 at 7 p.m. “Quite honestly, I was going through a period where I wanted to hear some inspirational music and I just couldn’t find any,” said Menard, on the telephone from Hamilton. “Robert told me that if I couldn’t find People any, produce some myself. He can bring out the best in me. Robert and I share grandmothers on one side of my family. I came up with a concept and he made it all work because we trust each other.” Among the dozen songs are Let’s Sing a New Song, Faith & Patience, Shombhala and Answer the Call. All are among the happiest of what Menard calls “a satisfying, sensitive collection drawn from different feelings and perspectives. It really gave me a chance to share joyful thoughts, create peace, love and joy.” The title song, Lift, is somewhat of a tribute to Gordon Tootoosis, a Saskatchewan actor who died in 2011. Ray Thunderchild, formerly of Saskatchewan and now of Vancouver, delivers some Cree language into the song. “I was able to work with Gordon on the TV series Moccasin Flats. He was so real, down-to-earth, humble and sharing of his tremendous acting craft. It was tough to let him go,” said Menard. “Lift was like getting a message from someone on the other side, a message for me to sing, and I think he gave me that for a reason.” Just as Menard is the ultimate Prairie woman, there was a touch of three provinces in the recording process. The basic tracks were created at Unity Grain Productions in Roseisle, a small Manitoba town. The lead vocals were recorded in Walsh’s studio in Edmonton. The backup singers were Stephen Maguire, Carrie Catherine, Dawn Wasacase and Roy Sydiaha, who did their work in Brent Blazeiko’s studio in Saskatoon. There were other lessons to be learned from her fourth album, a follow-up to The Velvet Devil (2002), Simple Steps (2005) and Sparkle (2009). “It was a different journey because we didn’t get any funding. I had to run an Indiegogo campaign. And, thankfully, my friends came up with $12,000 to produce and release the album. It also started me on a campaign in which I call myself a music messenger,” she said. “Like other spiritual seekers who express themselves through music, my particular style of music-making has fallen through the cracks of the music industry. I’ve been unable to come up with the right term or genre to describe my music and worldview that satisfies the present music industry. “I am the full medicine wheel of who I am and it is my responsibility to fly my true



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colours – not just for myself, but for others who are embracing their complete selves as well. I am a music messenger and, when it comes down to it, we music messengers are more spiritual initiates than commercial performers.” Her definitions of a music messenger include singers who use words and voice to communicate the message of hope and joy, aspire to raise the consciousness of humankind, learn to translate mystical journeys into song for the benefit of others, and sing of a personal relationship with a divine creator. “It’s like a self-help movement: creating the same effect as self-help books and using music to soothe our weary hearts and bounce us back into joy.” Menard is also on another adventure of discovery. She performed a show — I Am Andrea Menard — with the Regina Sym-

phony Orchestra last week. She considered it a collection of her best works, and featured Walsh as a guest performer and Charles T. Cozens as guest conductor. The success in Menard’s early career was attached to The Velvet Devil, a play that toured nationally, was converted into a CBC drama, and always reaped the benefits from the recording. She played a Prairie Metis woman who was making her concert debut in Toronto. “We took Velvet Devil a long way, but she can only go so far. The symphony performance was really about escaping from the Velvet Devil and introducing the real me. I’d really like to have the Saskatoon Symphony consider the program in the future.” There are Saskatchewan projects that stand tall. One was writing and performing the song

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The Return of the Bell of Batoche, which she did at Batoche Days in July 2013. “Billy Joe Delaronde, the keeper of the bell, didn’t hear the song until it was performed that day. I wanted to be respectful of a great Metis tradition,” said Menard. Saskatchewan Kinsmen Telemiracle is near and dear to her heart; she’s been a headliner each March for six years. “I love everything about it — the recipients of the gifts, the people who donate, the volunteers for the show, the cast members who have big hearts and really want to be there. Yes, it is exhausting, but it is important to be there.” And while singing is one focus, acting is still a consideration. Menard’s Blackstone television drama has just entered a fourth season, and she’s just been nominated for an acting award in British Columbia.

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n my dictionary the word transparthe seven councillors that supported it? ency means open, visible, easily What if your next-door neighbour wants seen, evident or obvious, underto re-zone his property to build a convestandable and undisguised. nience store and your ward councillor Politicians love to use this word to doesn’t sit on the committee that will apdescribe themselves as being open and prove it, and has no ability to address it forthcoming with the electorate. Yet, in the council chamber on your behalf? if there is nothing to hide, why is the Transferring authority to the committee discussion and/or debate around changes level is just a bad idea. to council working structure in camera? Currently, committee meetings are Closed-door meetings are necessary held every second Tuesday at City Hall for public organizations, but in-camera starting at 11:30 a.m. This allows most Columnist agendas are usually limited to legal citizens an opportunity to attend over matters pending before the courts, employee issues a lunch hour on a matter of importance to them. and contract negotiations — transactions that may, Council is to be applauded for shuffling the comif made public prior to tender or sale, impede the mittee agenda to accommodate speakers whenever outcome or open the organization up to a lawsuit. possible. However, citizens who may either support Discussion around a bylaw revamping council’s or object to a matter know that if the committee working structure does not qualify as an in-camera action has an opposite result than they desired, they agenda item. can always appeal to council as a whole to review Should we, the public, be able to hear the pros the committee decision and rally the troops if need and cons of the proposed changes before any are be. Perhaps that is what this change is all about made? After all, these people were elected to repre- — to reduce the voice of opposition to actions by sent us and to be available to us, so what could they council. be planning that we shouldn’t know about? Lorje also expressed concern not only about Coun. Pat Lorje suggests that shifting Monday transferring the authority of council to a committee, evening meetings to the afternoon will impact but to city administration as well. What nightmares citizens’ ability to follow what council is doing, might occur when administration can take action particularly on matters of interest to them. Although unfettered by elected officials? Remember when they may have the meeting streaming online, when Coun. Tiffany Paulsen had the audacity to question you are at work can you watch it? Or if you wish the administration for spending twice the budgeted to speak to council on a matter, will you be able amount for the lights on the Traffic Bridge? And to take time away from your job to come to an administration stated it didn’t need council approval afternoon meeting? As it stands now, a citizen can to exceed the budget line? ask to speak to council at its bi-monthly evening What if two councillors on the transportation meetings. With proposed changes, council can committee decide to spend all of the roadway direct those speakers to a less visible forum, namely repair/maintenance budget on bike lanes and buses, a committee. Is this just a means to mute the voices or the environmental committee decides to mandate of people who question or oppose a direction taken an organics collection at whatever user fee they by council? determine? Will your councillor shrug and say, “I’m I am already confused by the reporting as to not on that committee and I can’t do anything about how committees will work. Currently the commit- it?” What if, what if, what if . . . . tee chair moves the committee reports at council’s We shouldn’t be opposed to change itself, or meeting. Rarely does any councillor oppose any reviewing ways of making city business more efreport. It is moved, seconded and agreed in a matter ficient. It is healthy for any organization to look at of minutes. Nonetheless, all committee work is ap- how it might improve itself. But when you start the proved by council as a whole, and a councillor can process behind closed doors, we should question question a committee item or ask to have it come the motivation. Are they creating little committee back to council with further information. The pro- fiefdoms to be used for bargaining purposes with posed change suggests council will have the option one another? And what else is being hidden from to quickly pass items approved at the committee public scrutiny? level. What’s the big change and how much faster Every council needs a conscience to question the can they get? activities of behind closed-doors sessions. Although But then Lorje says transferring decisions to the Lorje is not objecting to the closed session, she is committee level reduces the power of council and the closest thing to a conscience this council seems poses the potential for two councillors to make a to have on this matter. decision that previously required a vote of counCouncillors were elected to govern the city as a cil. This implies that all committee reports will whole, not to piecemeal the job out to suit their connot come before council for approval. What if the venience. If the job is too much for all or any one of recycling contract awarded to Cosmo had been left them, they should step aside and hand over the busiin the hands of a committee manned by the council- ness of the city to those waiting in line to do the job. lors who opposed it, without the involvement of



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McOrmond Drive between Highway 5 and Eighth Street is being reconstructed (Photo by Steve Gibb/

Sand removal, interchanges and potholes, of course Question: How will the snow then, after that, when it gets and rain early last week impact warmer out, we will get into the road and pothole repairs? other construction. We really Mayor Atchison: It is absoneed to have all the frost out of lutely devastating. What happens the ground. is you have the frost coming out Question: What happens of the ground and the moisture to the sand that is swept off going down. And it opens the the streets? Can it be reused? membrane of the asphalt. It Mayor Atchison: Right freezes; then it thaws. With cars now we have not been recydriving over it, it just pounds the cling it. It could be used for fill heck out of the road. And you end with our sewer and water lines, up with these potholes again. but the aggregate needs to be Ask the Mayor washed and it is quite beaten up I am really encouraging the citizens of Saskatoon to please when it is finished right now. To report a pothole on our website recycle it back onto the roads ( – report a pothole). We right now would serve little value. want them all reported because little ones Question: Is that a cost issue or begrow into big ones. cause of the quality of the sand? Question: Will pothole repairs delay Mayor Atchison: The quality of the other road improvements? sand, because it becomes well rounded. Mayor Atchison: We are going to invest What happens is when it gets windy it just $50 million this coming year. It’s going to blows off the street. We need to be looking be an all-season program, not just fixing at the quality of the sand we are using. potholes, but repairing and improving a lot Question: Are we using a high qualof roads in the city. Right now we have to ity of sand now, or is that something you get the major potholes looked after. And constantly review? JW11498.E05 James



Mayor Atchison: I think that is something that hasn’t really been reviewed extensively over the past few years. But we are certainly investigating looking at different qualities and different types for this coming winter. Question: Will there be a new Costco coming to Saskatoon in the near future? If so, where will it be located? Mayor Atchison: That is private-sector investment. I would certainly hope that not only a Costco but many other companies are looking at Saskatoon as a healthy environment for them to do business. Question: What is going to be happening with McOrmond Drive and the Highway 5 intersection? Will there be an interchange? Will you be redoing the road bed between Eighth Street and McOrmond Drive and down to Highway 5? Mayor Atchison: McOrmond between Highway 5 and Eighth Street is being reconstructed. It is not going to be the same road it was before. The location is being moved because of the new development of Dundee Developments.


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The interchange is certainly on the list of interchanges to be done in Saskatoon. There are numerous ones. We need to put together a program to get a lot of these interchanges done over the next few years. Question: Is there a list with them ranked? Mayor Atchison: There is a list of interchanges that are required. We need not only to do the ones that are required today but we have to become far more progressive and start building interchanges before they are required for these new developments. We need to catch up with the past and get ahead for the future. Question: Is there money allocated for interchanges? Mayor Atchison: First we have to get the Parkway commuter bridge project completed. That is the Parkway commuter bridge and the Traffic Bridge. And then we need to move forward with some of these interchanges. (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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Baseball tournament held in pitcher’s honour



Cam Hutchinson Saskatoon Express Dylan Nahorniak was in demand. Division 1 colleges from throughout the United States were calling the Nahorniak home to see if Dylan was interested in their baseball programs. Many calls went unreturned. Dylan Nahorniak, 22, was killed in a September 2010 car accident. It had been such a good year for him. The left-hander had pitched at a college in Palm Desert, Calif. When he returned, he joined his friends on the Saskatoon Stallions. He got married that summer. He and Rochelle already had a baby girl — Brooklyn. Life was good and the future bright. Nahorniak had battled a long bumpy road to become a college pitcher. He wasn’t always given a chance in his youth. But then the little boy that wasn’t always given the ball started to grow. He grew and grew until he was six-foot-four. He made his way to British Columbia, Idaho and Oklahoma and then to California to pursue baseball. “We still have phone messages on our phone from colleges all over the States asking him to phone them,” Dylan’s mother, Colleen Hattie-Nahorniak, said last week. “He did everything himself. He went to B.C., to Idaho. He was a walk on and made the team there. Then he went to Oklahoma and from there to Palm Desert in California.” In 2010, at the College of the Desert in the California Community College Athletic Association, Dylan had gone 3-1, with a 3.97 ERA. And the phone kept ringing. Nahorniak was a late developer as a pitcher. “He got some hard knocks, but that just made him tougher skinned for later on in life,” Colleen said. “It made him more determined. It wasn’t all bad. At the time you think it’s horrible, but in the whole scheme of things it made him more determined to succeed. He did very well for himself.” Tattooed on his muscular arms were the words “When Desire Becomes Obsession.” They represented his passion for the game and his motivation to succeed.

Dylan Nahorniak and his daughter, Brooklyn (Photo Supplied) Nahorniak didn’t plan on going back to California or anywhere else in the United States for the 2010-2011 college year. He wanted to devote his time to his new family. He was also moving into the family business — Al Hattie Insurance. “He did receive a lot of opportunities when he was (in California), but since he was coming back here to get married and he had a little one, he didn’t pursue any of those. It didn’t mean in the future he wasn’t thinking of it. The way his life was going, it didn’t fit in at the moment.” He had stints at home with the Saskatoon Yellow Jackets, but his heart was with the Stallions. “He could hardly wait to get back,” Colleen said. “He would get off the plane in the afternoon and he would play that night. He was so excited; these are all the guys he grew up with.” For four years those guys he grew up with have held a memorial tournament in Dylan’s name. This year’s 10-team event will be held May 9-10 at Cairns Field. “They’ve raised a lot of money for

Brooklyn’s trust fund, breast cancer last year and prostate cancer this year. We did a scholarship last year to a young guy from Saskatoon who is playing ball in the States.” Colleen said it is sad that Brooklyn will never know her father and what a special person he was. “She has things she says that are sad. She would love to see him. She doesn’t understand why she doesn’t have a dad. Nothing is going to bring Dylan back so we have to go on with what we have and try and get through each day.” Dylan’s teammates have helped the Nahorniak family cope with their loss. “They don’t realize it but they are probably our biggest support group. I tell them every year at their windup how much I appreciate everything they do. It is one of the things that got us through this whole thing, to tell you the truth. “There is no easy way to get through this. But this tournament seems to help and it’s nice to be able to raise money and do things for other people.”

She said seeing Dylan’s teammates hosting the casino night at the end of the tournament is something to behold. “They go home after the games, shower and put on their white shirts and their bow ties, and they are the dealers. Their spirit is just amazing. It is an honour that the boys do this every year.” Tournament play begins on the evening of May 9. Opening ceremonies will be held on May 10 at noon. There will be a number of prizes given away, a beer garden and a concession. Colleen is grateful for the generous donations from businesses that make the tournament possible. “They make the tournament so much fun and without them we probably couldn’t do it. We have door prizes and we have a casino night. There are different ways of doing the door prizes that are kind of fun.” No admission is charged. For more information visit








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Drones Obama opens air space for Saskatoon company

Tammy Robert Saskatoon Express decision made by United States President Barack Obama last year has had a direct impact on a Saskatoon business today. Draganfly Innovations has been operating in Saskatoon since 1998, when it launched with a focus on designing and manufacturing remote control toys. Zenon Dragan’s hobby was remote control aircraft, but he wanted to contribute more. He wanted to build something more useful. In 2002, Draganfly launched an industrial line of Unmanned Aviation System (UAS) product and, in 2008, the Draganfly X6 drone prototype put them on the map with law enforcement agencies all over the world. Defining the pinnacle of cultural fame, last year the legendary animated hit The Simpsons featured the Draganfly X6 in one of its famous opening sequences, depicting the Saskatoon-made drone shooting down Homer’s Spider-Pig with a laser beam. In December 2013, the American Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) announced that President Obama had selected six test sites across the United States to perform drone (or Unmanned Aviation System) research. The goal is to do further research in each of the test site’s associated commercial industries, while simultaneously allowing the FAA to study the idea of allowing non-military drones to share U.S. airspace with airplanes and other manned aircraft. This decision means that Saskatoon’s Draganfly Innovations is about to get busier than it already is. Draganfly, which designs and manufactures the remote-controlled helicopter drones for law enforcement,


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commercial purposes and even hobbyists, will be partnering with North Dakota State University (NSDU) to monitor agricultural issues pertaining to crop production and livestock. Canadian regulations governing the flight of commercial drones are relatively advanced compared to the United States. However, the proposed test sites mean that the U.S. market might be opening up to Draganfly soon, with the FAA on the record stating that as many as 7,500 commercial drones could be flying across the U.S. in as few as five years. “The biggest factor impacting the use of commercial drones in the U.S. is the fact their regulations currently do not allow for private commercial use of UAS,” said Kevin Lauscher, industrial sales manager at Draganfly Innovations. “For American farmers to use drones to benefit themselves is next to impossible right now.” The NSDU project, which is the first of the six test sites to be operational, will be using the Draganflyer X4-ES for a variety of studies exploring how drones could be a huge help to farmers and ranchers in their everyday operations. The State of North Dakota was an early adopter of drone technology, with a long-time partnership with Saskatoon’s Draganfly Innovations, particularly in respect to regional law enforcement. John Nowatzki, agricultural systems specialist at NSDU, told the online publication AgWeek that Draganfly drones will be flying once a week during this year’s growing season, developing data processing tools to convert images to data for farmers. For crops, the drones will capture things like crop emergence, stand count, soil surface salinity, crop fertility weeds and dis-

Kevin Lauscher displays one of Draganfly Innovations’ drones (Photo by Steve Gibb/

ease. Drones will also be used to determine livestock movements and how those relate to disease and breeding activity. While Saskatchewan farmers are further ahead of the drone game than their neighbours across the border, Lauscher says the technology still has a long way to go here at home. “It’s just starting to happen; they’re not as popular right now as they will be,” he explained. “Farmers are still using imagery from full-sized aircrafts or satellites, but unmanned aircraft systems could be much more cost effective for them. Satellite data is slower and spread out over a longer period of time, maybe only reporting back three or four times during the growing season. Unmanned aircraft systems can be used as they need them.” Farmers — or any of the commercial operators who use drones to obtain elevated imagery, from wedding photographers to real estate agents — are required to first obtain permission from Transport Canada,

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providing the agency with enough information to justify their usage. “It’s about public safety, safety in the skies and for the people below,” said Lauscher, a retired Saskatoon police officer. “However, Canada is more progressive, absolutely. Unmanned aviation systems took American regulatory bodies by surprise, especially by miniaturizing everything, including the cameras, and then making the technology readily available. The radio control aspect has been around forever. “Agriculture shows huge potential for using unmanned aviation systems, but so does industrial inspection services, site prep, reclamation projects, insurance, inspection and, of course, emergency services,” Lauscher said. “They can make all this work a lot safer for people.” Draganfly UAS devices can range in price from $4,000 to $30,000, depending on the options chosen by the buyer. The North Dakota State University agriculture project was scheduled to kick off May 5.

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David Thauberger Exhibition trip down memory lane for artist

weren’t enough included in the exhibition. “But then I saw them in the gallery and I thought, ‘Boy, I don’t think they could have shoehorned another one in there.’ So the place is full, and I guess one way of looking at it is maybe it’s crowded with work but, on the other hand, it sort of indicates, perhaps, that here’s an artist that’s been busy, actually, over the last 40 years. I’ve made a lot of work, so I think that exhibition reflects that.” Rainbow Danceland depicts a Saskatchewan landmark Thauberger, who obtained a Bachelor Shannon Boklaschuk licized exhibition includes significant of Fine Arts degree from the University Saskatoon Express pieces such as the painting Rainbow of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus, in ou don’t have to be from New Danceland, featuring the Manitou Beach 1971, has visited major international art York or Paris to find success as an landmark, and the painting Long Haul, centres throughout the years. He also artist. which depicts a Pool grain elevator. studied at universities in the United Saskatchewan sculptor, painter and For Thauberger, looking at the exhibi- States, where he received his Master of educator David Thauberger is living tion provided an interesting trip down Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees. proof of that. During a career spanning memory lane. He admits he would create Still, he has continually recognized and more than four decades, Thauberger some of his pieces differently today, as honoured his Western Canadian roots. — who is known for his “iconic painthis technical skills and abilities have “Art must be based on where you ings of vernacular architecture” — has changed and improved over the decades. are. You cannot pretend like you are uniquely captured rural Prairie life. A “It’s quite an eye-opener even for me from New York,” he told The Globe and sense of place figures prominently into to see some works that I haven’t seen in Mail newspaper in 1983. his artwork, which features images of over 30 years, actually. So it’s exciting to Thauberger, who recently described grain elevators, small-town businesses see it all together, and again revisit some himself as “an advocate of the local” in and churches. paintings that I made a long time ago,” the publication Canadian Art, has been “Even when I was in art school, I was he said. the recipient of a variety of prestigious starting to look around at the world in “I guess I find myself standing in front provincial honours for his work. In which I lived, which is here. It’s Sasof them thinking about what I was think- 2009, for example, he received the katchewan. I was born here and raised ing, or must have been thinking, at the Lieutenant Governor’s Saskatchewan here and lived all my life in Saskatchtime, and, in some cases, standing in front Artist Award. In 2012, he was appointed ewan,” said Thauberger, who was born on of them and remaking them — thinking to the Saskatchewan Order of Merit June 26, 1948, in Holdfast, Sask., located how I might do it today if I was painting and given a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee about an hour’s drive from Regina, and is that painting.” Medal. now based in Regina. The David Thauberger retrospective Thauberger has also received “I thought early on that what I wanted showcases paintings, prints and ceramic national acclaim. For instance, was to do was make work that not only was works drawn from more than 30 pubcommissioned to create Canada Post made here, but that was about living lic and private collections from eight stamp designs as well as artwork for here — that was from here and was about Canadian provinces. The pieces, which the Saskatchewan Pavilion at Expo ’86. here. And that’s really what my whole 40- were produced from 1971 to 2009, offer He served on the board of the Canada plus years of making art has been about,” art gallery visitors an opportunity to view Council for the Arts and, in 2008, was he said. a variety of artwork — everything from named to the Order of Canada. His work There’s no doubt that Thauberger is the artist’s Saskatchewan folk painting to can be found in collections throughout one of Saskatchewan’s most significant New York pop art and Chicago Imagism. North America. artists. It’s fitting, then, that the first In putting together Road Trips, cocomprehensive overview of his work — curators Sandra Fraser, from the Mendel David Thauberger: Road Trips & entitled David Thauberger: Road Trips & Art Gallery, and Timothy Long, from Other Diversions will be on display at Other Diversions — is currently on disRegina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery, chose the Mendel Art Gallery until June 15, play at Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery nearly 80 pieces from more than 1,000 2014. The exhibition will also be on disas part of the gallery’s spring shows. possibilities. play at Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery The much-anticipated, highly pubInitially Thauberger thought there from May 2, 2015 to Aug. 23, 2015.

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o you want to learn more about David Thauberger, his work and his inspiration? Here are some opportunities: On Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m., a free public screening of the film The Vernacular Man will be held at the Broadway Theatre. According to the Mendel Art Gallery, the film “presents a rare, candid portrait of David Thauberger at work in his studio. The film also travels across Saskatchewan with the artist as he revisits the fading rural architecture that inspired some of his most iconic images.” A question-and-answer session with the artist and the director will take place following the screening. The documentary can also be watched on the lower level of the Mendel Art Gallery, in a viewing area beneath the stairs. The Mendel Art Gallery is piloting an App for the Road Trips exhibition using Apple’s iBeacon technology. As viewers navigate the exhibition space, they can learn more about Thauberger’s work, vote for their favourite pieces and offer their comments. The exhibition also has an online component, which can be viewed at

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rchie Andrews is relentless pursuit of happily dying. ever after. While he is turning For a character and basic 73 years old this year, Archie story line created pre-Secis not dying of old age. The ond World War, Archie has news release announcing managed to transcend the his pending demise was impropriety and the lack of accompanied by a rather political correctness that often graphic (for a comic) picture accompanied works of fiction of the upcoming death isand entertainment developed sue’s cover, featuring Archie in that era. Now, not all has splayed out on the ground remained the same. Publishers in the midst of a panicked have evolved the characters Columnist crowd, bleeding out from a somewhat. In 2010 Archie gut wound. married wealthy brunette In a recent announcement, Archie Veronica, outraging Team Betty fans. Comics publisher Jon Goldwater, son Thankfully Archie is not actually real, of Archie co-creator John Goldwater, so publishers also married him to Betty said Archie will die in issue No. 36 of as well in a parallel universe. True love Life with Archie, just one of the many knows not the limits of space, time or lines of the franchise. The issue will be monogamy. released in July. As a bit of a sidebar, this reminds me “We’ve been building up to this of the made-for-TV movie Archie: To moment since we launched Life with Riverdale and Back Again. It aired in Archie five years ago. We knew that any 1990, and featured the adult versions of book that was telling the story of Arthe characters returning for their high chie’s life as an adult had to also show school reunion. I remember first hearing his final moment,” said Goldwater, who about the movie on CKOM — Brent told the New York Post that Archie dies Loucks was less than impressed with the saving a friend. While the details will notion of an adult Archie and the gang. likely remain under wraps until the isHe was right. The movie was stupid. sue is unveiled, the cover’s chaotic artEven if the wholesome world Arwork is reminiscent of a school shooting chie was created in no longer exists, or other public act of terror. the character himself has remained Subsequent issues will examine the unchanged. We all have to grow up lives of Betty, Veronica, Jughead and sometime, so would it really have been the rest of the gang as they adjust to a so terrible to allow us to continue living life without Archie. This is something vicariously through Archie’s youth? I would prefer to never, ever have to Unfortunately, Archie’s tragic dedo, so when I saw this story all I could mise might be just as reflective of the think was “Really? We really could not internal strife at Archie Comics as it leave just this one thing alone?” is of the 24-hour news cycle. Lawsuits “Life with Archie shows what haphave been flying between Archie Compens when Archie becomes an adult and ics’ real-life employees and managestarts dealing with grown-up issues,” ment, with reports of a deep divide besaid Goldwater, who went to surmise tween those who inherited the company that death is pretty much the most inevi- from Riverdale’s original founders and table grown-up issue there is. creators. Thank you Jon Goldwater for that I like to end my columns on a note reminder, because there really is not that I hope at least a few of you think enough of that in this world already. If is smart. In this instance, I can’t say I want life lessons I reach for a Double it any smarter than Alyssa Rosenberg, Digest. columnist with the Washington Post: Seriously folks, Archie Andrews is “We all know that Archie Andrews’s awesome because he doesn’t change. preternaturally extended teenage years He’s always there, peering out from be- are a fantasy,” wrote Rosenberg. “But tween Betty and Veronica on the maga- making the comics, however tempozine stand in the grocery store lineup. rarily, about death rather than life, While the series has subtly adapted turns away from the franchise’s core story lines to reflect pop culture trends purpose. Superhero and crime comics (think Jughead snoozing in an American teach us about all the ways we can die. Idol T-shirt, or the recent insertion of Archie Andrews, in all his bumbling, interracial and same-sex relationships), indecisive, lovelorn foolishness, has the comic never totally veered away always been a character who taught us from the same, simple plot line — the how we want to live.”

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Cam Hutchinson & Friends:

Views of the World

You shouldn’t judge a man by the size of his feet


hree from Torben Rolfsen on Donald Sterling: “1. In the next shocking V. Stiviano tape release, it’s revealed Sterling paints his hair; 2. There’s only one way Sterling could get back into an NBA arena. Think the Green Men; 3. Sterling’s age gap dating rule: half your IQ plus 7.” l From Janice Hough: “Washington Redskins fans are wondering if there’s any way they could get V. Stiviano (and her recorder) to start hooking up with Daniel Snyder.” l About 200 years ago an inventor gave the world what would become known as the bicycle. The next day a man bearing a striking resemblance to Coun. Charlie Clark demanded an exclusive trail be made on which he would ride his new contraption. And so it began. l TC Chong, on Buffalo Bills cheerleaders suing the team for time working without pay and demeaning auditions such as

“jiggle tests:” ‘Been there, done that,’ said retired Chicago Bear William (Refrigerator) Perry.” l Bill Littlejohn, on Donald Sterling, who bought the Clippers for $12 million in 1981, potentially selling the team for $1 billion: “That’s a $988-million profit. Is this a great country or what?” l What does it say when people with only handfuls of followers have “verified” Twitter accounts? l You know the size-of-his-feet thing? Turns out thumbs are more telling. l From Hough: “After his second crackcocaine video, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford now says he will take a leave of absence to enter rehab. This should make his approval rating go up another five-10 points.” l Ken and Barbie were named after the children — Kenneth and Barbara — of Ruth Handler, the creator of the dolls. I’m thinking it is a good thing her children weren’t named Mortimer James and Bertha. JW11408.E05

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Little League team in Oklahoma is auctioning off an assault rifle. Too bad the Sharks didn’t do that; San Jose fans deserve something that goes beyond one round. l The NBA is rumoured to have made a deal with the CFL to really punish Donald Sterling. On top of having to sell the Clippers, Sterling has to buy the Blue Bombers. l How about Calgary’s weather? Surprisingly hot on Thursday, icy cold on Friday. Meteorologists call this pattern “advection;” NHL fans call it Marc Andre Fleury. l A French fashionista claims Pippa Middleton wore fake buttocks to the Royal Wedding. This is a story I wouldn’t mind getting to the bottom of. l According to a CBC report, a Colorado college dropout is now a mathematical genius after recovering from repeated blows to his head. “See?” said Buck Pierce. l Oprah Winfrey is reportedly interested in buying the LA Clippers. So now it’s really become a soap Oprah. l A Reds fan snagged a line drive barehanded while cradling an infant in his other arm. He got a 20-second ovation from the crowd and a $20-million trial offer from the Yankees. l A 35-year-old female court judge in Bosnia was reportedly fired for lying naked on top of her office desk. My first thought? Beats the heck out of my Peter Puck paperweight. l People aren’t surprised Lindsay Lohan named 36 men she has slept with. They’re surprised she remembered. l Phil Kessel sparked outrage for tweeting: “Night fishing with friends doesn’t get much better.” Relax people. It’s the playoffs and he’s a Leaf. What do you expect, golf? l Have you seen the recent viral video of a man walking two ducks down a busy London sidewalk? He’s trying not to step on a quack. l General a Rod was made the early favourite to win the Kentucky Derby. With that name, it’s a good thing the Run for the Roses isn’t in October. l Lucas Films announced Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will reprise their roles in the upcoming Star Wars VII. May the Metamucil be with them. CD00003.E05 Curt

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l From Chong: “Paul Simon was arrested for domestic violence this week. All he pleaded was that they were not ‘feeling groovy.’” l Men who marry women 15 years younger than themselves live longer. That’s too bad say women who marry men 15 years older than themselves, and live happier and wealthier after his will is read. l Hough, on a recent poll finding only 38 per cent of Coloradans thinking legalizing marijuana has been bad for the state: “And many of the rest no doubt responded, ‘Dude, what was that question again?’” l From Rolfsen: “The Brewers’ Ryan Braun celebrated Cinco de Mayo a week early, using teammate Jean Segura as a piñata.” l I didn’t know until last week that Celine Dion is a PQ supporter. I’m so upset, I would burn her albums if I had any. l I think mine is the only family in the world without a Costco membership.

l From Hough: “Former Mad Magazine editor Al Feldstein, 88, has died. Have to assume his last words were, ‘What, me worry?’” l Forty-four per cent of people with Twitter accounts have never tweeted. There are times when the other 56 per cent of us wish we hadn’t. l From Chong: “I guess there is no truth to the rumour that Donald Sterling is trying to purchase the Harlem Globetrotters.” l Hough, on the Lakers being interested in hiring John Calipari as coach: “Why would Calipari be interested in coaching prima donnas he can’t get rid of after a year?” l Men take twice as many selfies as women. Somehow I don’t think we are talking faces here. l You can’t make this up: An Ottawa man named Donald Popadick was charged with indecent exposure last week. The police officer releasing the information? That would be Sgt. Iain Pidcock, of course.

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Nosh Eatery & Tap Restaurant focuses on healthy living

Shannon Boklaschuk Saskatoon Express unique local restaurant is bringing new meaning to the phrase “eat your veggies.” Nosh Eatery & Tap, located on Broadway Avenue, is serving up a variety of dishes that cater to vegetarians and vegans. “It’s more of a healthy living type of focus,” said chef Justin O’Reilly, who co-owns the new restaurant with general manager Tania Friesen. “A vegetarian diet is usually the healthiest way to live,” he added. Diners can find vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and raw items on the Nosh menu, which includes ingredients such as jicama (a turniplike root vegetable), hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds), ceci (chickpeas), halloumi (a brined white cheese), quinoa, fennel, zucchini, carrots, beets and squash. Entrees include the mushroom steak, which features grilled Portobello mushrooms served with Brussels sprouts and baby potatoes and finished with a rosemary red wine sauce, as well as a “mock” quinoa and spinach risotto, a halloumi dish and zucchini tagliatelle. Nosh also wants to build up its cocktail crowd, and it is serving up beverages made with fresh juice. “There’s enough to appeal to everyone,” O’Reilly said of the menu options. For customers who eat fish and red meat, local walleye and trout


Justin O’Reilly is the chef and co-owner of Nosh (Photo supplied)

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dishes are also available, as is a steak sandwich served with wilted spinach and garlic aioli. O’Reilly, who previously worked for five years as the head chef at Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery in McNally Robinson Booksellers, said “it’s a smart business move” to offer meals that cater to both carnivores and herbivores alike. “Wives bring their husbands and husbands bring their wives that are meat eaters, that kind of thing,” he said. While O’Reilly isn’t a vegetarian, he has always focused on eating a lot of veggies and he designed his menu around the food that he enjoys. As well, he has access to a oneperson focus group in his vegetarian girlfriend, Hillary, who provides him with feedback on his dishes. “It’s just good food. It’s good flavours. You’re left with that feeling that, ‘Oh, I didn’t eat meat. But I’m full and I feel nourished and I feel kind of revitalized, and I feel ready to go take on the day,’ ” he said. Nosh opened on March 10 in the space formerly occupied by another restaurant, Weczeria Food & Wine. When that restaurant closed, Nosh moved into the building but changed the existing décor. O’Reilly described his eatery’s updated look as “warm, homey and very welcoming.” “The front, we kind of rebranded it ourselves. We did all the construc-

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Pinnacles Hiking in America’s newest national park

PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK chaparral covered hillsides, where wild— I took another swig of water and life, grasses, seeds and nuts provided set off once again on the trail behind medicines, food and shelter. the park ranger. The magnificent towThat past has come a satisfying full ering peaks edging the skyline helped circle. Today the descendants of the me forget my wobbly legs. Chalon and Mutsun tribes are reconMy aging body was paying for the necting with their past in their traditional emotional high here, but it was worth territories, reviving cultural traditions it. In the shadow of lofty peaks and and working with Pinnacles National crags, geological formations formed Park to develop mutually beneficial over millions of years, we were partnerships. also trudging along the dusty trail As I walked, I occasionally looked up Travel of America’s newest national park. past the soaring peaks and towards the It was just last year that President skies, hoping to spot a California condor Obama signed legislation to upgrade Pinnacles’ catching a thermal updraft. Since 2003, Pinnacles national monument status, making it the 59th has been part of the California Condor Recovery national park in the United States. Program and it manages about 30 of the birds, If you’re keeping tabs on your national park which are tagged but fly freely. Pinnacles also bucket list, you might want to add this California boasts a broad inventory of other birds of prey: destination to the score. Pinnacles National Park is falcons, kestrels, eagles, hawks and kites. rugged and beautiful. Pinnacles has its own cave system, though The 26,000-acre park is in the Gabilan Moun- these are a very different type of cave in both tain range, a 90-minute drive south from San structure and formation. The talus caves were Jose. Divided into east and west sides, the park formed at the bottom of narrow canyons that filled offers visitors 13 hiking trails. The majority of with boulders that had toppled from the cliffs them are in the east side, which is also home to above. the park’s visitor centre. Popular with both hikers If you feel a gentle buzzing in your ears as and rock climbers, the refuge provides an escape you gain elevation along the hiking trail, fear not. hatch from the San Francisco and Monterey Bay It’s probably not heat exhaustion or the relentless areas. Californian sun that’s the culprit. The park has the The park gets its name from rock spires and greatest number of bee species per unit area of any crags that are remnants of an ancient volcanic place ever studied. The roughly 400 bee species field. Eroded as sections of the field moved north- are mostly solitary, preferring their own company ward along the San Andreas Fault, the landscape to a communal lifestyle in hives. The park is also has evolved into its unique form. The park’s popu- home to 14 of the 24 bat species of California. lation of flora and fauna, and the experience of raw FYI - The cooler months are favourites with nature, offers visitors a destination for solitude and hikers. Pinnacles is at its best in spring, when the outdoor challenges. landscape is green and a variety of wildflowers can You’re walking with ghosts here. These timebe seen along all the trails. Fall and winter are also less silent rock sentinels also gazed down on the excellent times to visit. For more information, visit First Nations people who long ago patrolled these


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MAY 8 What: Everything Fitz is a family act from the Ottawa Valley, with members of the Fitzgerald family playing jigs, reels, bluegrass, swing standards, Celtic and gospel, while executing choreographed dance steps. Show time is 8 p.m. Where; The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $20 for SJS members, $25 for non-members.

MAY 9 What: Saskatoon is a hotbed of emerging songwriters and seven of them, Heather Aitken, Berkeley Burko, Ellen Kolenick, Tyler MacKenzie, Fabian Minnema, Mandy Ringdal and Craig Wilson will share their musical works in a concert at 9 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $15 for SJS members, $20 for non-members.

MAY 13

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 306-966-8970. Deadline for tickets is May 1.

MAY 17 Saskatoon Lions Band. 60 year reunion at City Park Collegiate. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $10 person. Children are free. All alumni, families, past instructors and public welcome (informal).

MAY 23

Need to upgrade your driving skills? A “55 Alive Mature Drivers’ Course” is being offered at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 436 Spadina Cres East (corner of Spadina MAY 10 Ave. & 20th Street). This free six-hour preWhat: Robyn Knight is the featured vocalist, sentation will take place from 1 p.m. 4:30 Louis Christ is the leader of The Stone p.m. on May 23 and May 30. Please register Frigate Big Band which romps through the by May 20 by calling 306-242-0525. Coffee familiar songbooks of Miller, Basie, Ellington will be available. and Goodman in a concert at 8 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. May 24 Tickets; $15 for SJS members, $20 for Grassland Quilters’ Show & Tea at Ebenezer non-members. Baptist Church (107 McWillie Avenue) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $4.  Honouring Isabelle McDonald, a Saskatoon Quilting Teacher since 1983.  Pillowcase dresses on display will be donated to orphanages in Third World countries.


SNTC Art Auction Fundraiser, 6 p.m. at Prairieland (Terrace Room). New original pieces up for bid. As well there is a silent auction, food and beverages. Tickets are $50 and available at the Remai Arts Centre Box Office (100 Spadina Crescent East) or phone 306-384-7727 or book online at

MAY 9 Yoga Night- Free The Children Fundraiser. Yoga for all ages and all levels. No experience necessary. 7 p.m. at Silverspring School (610 Konihowski Road) Adults $10, Kids under 12 $5. For more information call Shelley at 306-241-6484.

MAY 24-25 The annual Blackstrap Art Studio Tour. May 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 25 from 12 5 p.m. At numerous locations along the way you will discover glass blowers, metal sculptors, writers, painters, wildlife artists, potters, photographers and much more. For further information contact Joan at 306-492-4665. Or go to www.

MAY 9-11 White Eagle Artists Association’s art show and sale. The opening reception is from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 9, and the show runs 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 10-11. The show is located in the Auditorium of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish at 301 Avenue Y South. It is open to the public and admission is free of charge.

What: FROMI - Friends and Relatives of People with Mental Illness. These meetings run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where:  W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue North (wheelchair accessible).If you have a loved one or friend with a mental illness and you need understanding support, contact Carol at 306-249-0693, Linda at 306-9332085, Lois at 306-242-7670 or e-mail

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.

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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 First and Third Sunday you to enjoy economical travel while forging of each month new friendships with club members from What: Pet Loss Support Group, Support and around the world. Visit our website at www. Find out more about comfort to people who are struggling with the loss of a beloved companion animal due us or come join us at our next meeting by contacting Bill Gulka at 306-249-0243 or by to old age, sickness or other sad reasons.  The no-obligation support group meets the email first and third Sunday of every month 2 p.m. at the W.A. Edwards Centre, 333 4th Avenue First and Third Saturdays of Month North, Saskatoon. For more information or telephone support, call 306-343-5322. Lions Clubs Texas Holdem Tournaments: $60 buy in, $40 to the prize pool. 7 p.m. start Tuesdays, Thursdays, Satur- time. Must be 19. The Coachman Bar Mardays ket Mall. Call 306-668-0015 for more info. What: Free art drop-in at the SCYAP Art Centre. All ages welcome, all materials supplied, Every Tuesday and Thursday no registration required. Every Tuesday, 5:30 Bridge City Senioraction Inc: Classes every p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to and Saturday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. 10:30 a.m.  Registration is $20, drop-in fee is $2. For information, call Sheila at 306931-8053 or Kathy at 306-244-0587.

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Women’s Benefit Fundraising Event of Saskatchewan based charity, Justice Rising, Living in war zones, opposing sexual slavery and rescuing children at risk. May 9: 6-9p.m. $10 dessert & beverage and shopping for gently used women’s clothing. May 10: 9-2 p.m. Free Admission to shop the bargains. Rock of Ages Church (130 Kingsmere Place). Donations of new or gently used women’s clothing, shoes, hats, purses, accessories greatly appreciated. To purchase tickets or donate clothing call: Wendy 306-975-3745, Liz 306-384-1408 or Theresa 306-220-0802. Donations will be picked up. The Big Shred. 9 a.m. to noon at McClure United Church (McKercher Avenue and Taylor Street, parking lot). Suggested items to shred in the Shred-it company truck are: old bank statements, tax returns from 2006 and earlier, and utility statements. Shredding is by donation, although $10 a box is suggested and $5 per grocery bag. Proceeds to clear the mortgage at Amy McClure House. For more information visit


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A variety of Saskatchewan foods ranging from grass-fed beef, Katadin lamb, freerange eggs, and several varieties of frozen Every Tuesday fish. Fresh baking, German pastry, and fresh and frozen Indian food including samosas Tops #5273 meets at St. Mathews Hall (135-109th Street West). Weigh-in from 5:45 are other features. Guest vendors may call 306-664-2940 for details. p.m. to 6:15. Meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Experience a healthy weight loss. For more information call 306- 249-2029 or Third Tuesday of the Month 306-931-3286. What: Monthly Drop-In Caregiver Support Group. Who: Caregivers for adult family First Monday of every month members or friends. Cost:  Free (presented by Saskatoon Health Region). To Register: Saskatoon Ostomy Association meetings. Jeanne (306-655-3426) or Karen (306-6557:30 p.m. at Mayfair United Church. We meet the first Monday of the month except 3427). when there is a holiday. Then it is the Third Thursday of the second Monday.

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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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The Classic Dance Club of Saskatoon hosts ballroom dancing at the Royal Canadian Legion, 606 Spadina Cres. West. Lesson: 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. Dancing from 8:30 to midnight. Every Thursday Admission: Members $12, non-members What: Depression Support Group — free $17. Student members: $10, and student group runs on the first and third Thursday of non-members $12. Memberships:  Students each month, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This $10, Non-students $25. For more informais open to anyone struggling with deprestion visit sion and family members wanting to support them. Where: 311 – 38th Street East. Newcomers’ Club This is a wheelchair accessible building. For The Saskatoon Newcomers’ Club more info call 270-9181. welcomes new female residents in the ***** Saskatoon area, as well as those who have Saskatoon International Folkdance Club, 7 recently undergone a significant change p.m. Albert Community Centre (Room 13 in lifestyle (such as relationship status, on the Main floor. Learn dances from many retirement, or becoming a new parent).  A countries around the world. First night is new resident is defined as one who has free! not resided in Saskatoon and/or surroundEmail:

JUNE 7 Saskatchewan Walk to Cure in support of the Huntington Society of Canada (HSC). Proceeds from this event help fund programs in family services and research for people affected by Huntington disease (HD). Meewasin Trail, behind Diefenbaker Centre on the University of Saskatchewan campus. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.followed by the walk, a complimentary lunch, and time for socializing. Walkers of all abilities are welcome and the event is wheelchair accessible.  Please visit for more information.


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The Saskatoon Mood disorder support group for people with bi-polar, depression and other related mental health problem meets at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Every Monday Church at 323 4th Ave. South (south There’s Hope Beyond Depression Program. entrance) at 7:30 p.m. For more informaMAY 10 Free introductory sessions Feb. 3 or Feb. tion call Al at 306-716-0836 or Lindi at Gallery Group Volunteer’s annual spring 10 from 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Where: 327 306-491-9398. Plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Pinehouse Drive (wheelchair accessible). For ***** Mother’s Day Tea from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at more info call Pekka at 306-717-1665 or What: Singles Social Group - “All About Us” the Mendel Art Gallery. email for people in their 50s and 60s. Events such ***** asweekly Wednesday restaurant suppers, Serendipity Quilt Show and Tea will take First Saturday of every monthly Sunday brunches, movie nights, place at All Saints Anglican Church (1080 month dances, pot luck and more. Meet new Lorne Avenue) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. AdWhat: The MindFULL Café, part of the friends. No membership dues. For more mission $4. Come and enjoy these beautiful international Alzheimer Café movement, information emailallaboutus10@hotmail. quilts some of which will be on sale. is an opportunity to meet in a relaxed com or phone (306) 978-0813. ***** social setting for persons with dementia, ***** Country Farms Marketplace, Indoor Comfamily, care partners and other interested The Off Broadway Farmers’ Market and munity Carnival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at people. The Café is a two-hour get together International Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Confederation Mall. Carnival games, bounce with refreshments, entertainment and in the basement of Emmanuel Anglican castle and other inflatables, petting zoo, a information. First Saturday of the month Church (607 Dufferin Ave. and 12th Street).

ing area for more than three years. The club holds monthly dinner outings, coffee gatherings, book club and other planned activities. If interested, please reply by email Saskatoonnewcomersclub@gmail. com or call 306-668-8131. 

Forestry Farm walking tours Sundays: May 25, June 29, July 20, and August 31: 1:30 to 3:30. Walking tour begins at 2 p.m. Superintendent’s Residence (the big brick house) Tours are free, with refreshments available for a nominal cost.

Reunion Brevoort Park Elementary School’s 50th anniversary, Friday, May 30 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. assembly in the Large Gym, followed by an Open House and Tours. Cake and refreshments will be served. 4:30 p.m.: Apollo Jump and School Tours; 5 p.m.: Family Barbecue

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