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Lois and Alex Hertzum-Larsen (above) and Della and Don Greer (see page 4), are the hard-working owners of winning gardens (Photo by Steve Gibb)

Beautiful times two Horticulture club chooses double winners in annual garden competition

Joanne Paulson Saskatoon Express ven if you didn’t know the Hertzum-Larsens’ address on Eighth Avenue North, you would have no trouble finding the Saskatoon Horticulture Society’s (SHS) award-winning garden in North Park. Lush, colourful and weedless, the beautiful yard would stand out in any neighbourhood. What makes this yard even more interesting is its Victorian vibe, elegantly matching the home’s design. Similarly, the Greer home on King Crescent in City Park has a spectacular and unique presentation. A rock waterfall gently flows just outside the home’s office window, with roses to one side and greenery surrounding the water feature. The Greer yard also matches the home designed by one of its owners, with its variegated spaces, curves and angles. It must have been a hard decision for the SHS to choose between the home-enhancing gardens; and so, there are double winners in the 2015 competition.

When the now-retired couple designed the yard, Lois wanted several things incorporated, including curb appeal at the front, a welcoming pathway into the backyard, plenty of texture and variegation. They did not just create the yard. They built the house. Alex often walked by a tiny bungalow on a huge lot during the course of his career as a letter carrier. When the owner moved, the HertzumLarsens bought the property in 2003. There was a lot of work to be done, such as removing carragana bushes, a dilapidated fence and all the old dirt left from underneath the old house. Lesson number one to new homeowners: “Spend the dollar on real topsoil originally,” advised Alex. It certainly worked for him and Lois. “You can see how prolific everything is.” Trees and walkways were planned as the house went up, although the paths were put in last. A garage (soon to become, partially, a greenhouse), gazebo, several arbors, a deck with a water feature and other structural pieces were incorporated in the design. The plantings have come over the Alex and Lois Hertzumyears; one area along the north fence was Larsen: Victoriana just planted this year. Today, there are “at Alex and Lois Hertzum-Larsen are a least” 300 varieties of plants in the yard, perfect combination: Alex is the hardscape say the pair. handyman, and Lois is the softscaper, “That’s not on purpose,” said Lois. “It a.k.a. plant person. just seemed to happen.”

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Lois is a master gardener and composter, one of the first graduates of a University of Saskatchewan extension division program. She always had a passion for gardening, but also had a job in health care and a family to raise. Now retired (officially in September), she can focus on the yard. Although quite new, the house is Victorian in style, and Lois wanted that romantic ambiance to distinguish the yard as well. She describes it as soft and welcoming, with separations between areas, a shade garden, curves and a meandering feel. “Wherever you sit in this yard, you will be surrounded with beauty.” Much of it was trial and error, she said. “It was the yard telling me what will grow,” she said. “Grapes (for example) should not grow in the shade” – but they do in her yard. Lois is a strong advocate of dense plantings, and her yard demonstrates the benefits of that: nearly weedless, lush and strong. Here are the principles behind the Hertzum-Larsen garden: Attract pollinators: Bees, wasps, monarch butterflies, hummingbirds: provide them with the plants they like to visit, such as milkweed for the monarchs. Enjoy watching them get tipsy on some of the fermenting juices of the plants. Plant fruit trees: The garden has

apples, grapes, plums, cherries, haskaps, hazelnuts and other fruit trees, mainly from the U of S fruit tree breeding program. “We wanted the fruit for the kids to eat, instead of junk food,” said Lois. Watch the watering: The HertzumLarsen garden has no underground sprinkler system. “We water what needs to be watered,” said Alex. “The plants tell us when they need watering.” Water conservation: Use mulch, tight planting design, and lots of ground cover to conserve moisture and to keep the weeds down. Not even Lois likes weeding. Save money: Buy plants at the end of the season, cheaply, and lots of them. Consider prairie-hardy plants: “Everything is prairie hardy (in the yard),” said Lois. “There was no way I wanted to muck with exotics, and watch them die.” Don and Della Greer: Architecturally unique Don and Della Greer have lived in their unique, multi-levelled home for 22 years. Don was the architect behind his own project and, since then, the couple has shared work on the yard. “It’s really been a progression,” said Don in an interview. “We bought the property 25, 26 years ago and tore down the house.” (Continued on page 4)


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Eric Foster (right), a performer from Marvel Unverise Live!, united with Neveah Grieman (centre) and Aleisa Vandeven (left) of Big Brothers, Big Sisters Canada to run a superhero-themed obstacle course on July 15 (Photo by Beth Jarrell) Elaine Hnatyshyn has an interesting analysis of this on page 7, but let me just say this is an early indication that changes are a-coming. The Conservative race in SaskatoonGrasswood shows that the redrawing of federal ridings is already having an impact. Waugh ran against Yelich on the basis that he is an urban candidate, and won. That may not have been the only factor; but now that Saskatoon is comprised of three urban ridings, and is no longer split up in urban-rural combos, it’s clearly going to have an effect. The other two ridings are Saskatoon West and Saskatoon Centre-University. Check it out. We’re all in new ridings for the upcoming election. ***** Speaking of the election, I wonder how people will vote this time. Will they vote specifically for prime minister? There’s a growing “anybody but Harper” faction – people who are tired of his staid personality, his constant Supreme Court challenges (and losses), and what they feel are his attacks on democracy. There’s a bunch of folks who think Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, despite his win in the boxing ring, is a lightweight. There are others who view NDP leader Thomas Mulcair as articulate and smart, but potentially not the best choice to lead the economy. Remember the Dutch disease kafuffle? Others may vote for the party. If that becomes a dominant theme, will the Liberals and NDP split some of the left-to-

left-centre vote? Or the anti-Harper vote? Others may vote for their individual candidates. I’m thinking that’s less of a possibility than it usually is, considering the present political climate. No matter how this goes, between new ridings and a fascinating fight for the PM’s job, we’ll be glued to the television on Oct. 19. ***** It is fantastic having an intern around, especially this one. I’ve been sitting in the editor’s chair for a couple of weeks, giving Cam some well-deserved time off, and I have Beth Jarrell sitting across from me. She takes photos. Lots of them. She handles Twitter and Facebook. She, of course, writes stories. And, bless her, she’s doing the events page! Not only that, Beth stepped up to participate in the Marvel Universe Live! charity event, supporting Big Brothers and Big Sisters. (I wasn’t asked. That’s OK. There’s this busted toe thing.) The Marvel show features real people dressed as superheroes, and that must have been a big kick for the kids, hanging around with the likes of Spiderman and The Hulk. Beth was one of the celebrity media types who showed up to run the obstacle course with a performer, a big sister and a little sister. (They didn’t come in first, but she thinks they may have come in second.) All I can say is thanks, Beth, for everything.

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(Continued fron page 1) hat’s not all that came down. There were scraggly bushes and a number of maples that also had to go. Don notes that protecting the wonderful topsoil in the yard was a priority while the home was being built. The style of the garden, Don added, is their own. “Ours is reflective of the architecture. The building itself is one of a kind – the curve of the driveway, the angle of the house is all picked up in the garden.” The Greers love their roses, and have at least 80 planted front and back. They also mix petunias, begonias and lilies – among other flowers – into the design. It’s always a changing landscape. As trees grow, shade and sun patterns change, and the Greers stay on top of that. “We used to have a lot more sun than we do now,” said Della. “We’ve adapted.” They do not spend money on exotic plants or “specimen” plantings, but stick with hardy varieties. “I don’t grow things that don’t want to grow,” Don said. Perhaps the most remarkable element to the house-and-yard relationship is that the Greers can see their backyard (and the front, for that matter) through floor-to-ceiling windows. This allows for many viewpoints on the yard, with the ability to look down and over the garden as well as straight out on it. “We can enjoy the outside even when we’re inside,” said Della. “Even in the winter, under the snow, it looks like a little mountain resort.” In addition to the plantings, Della has created her own paving stones that can be found throughout the yard. Made with concrete and chicken wire, she embeds a rhubarb leaf pattern – backside down, for deep veining – on each stone. They’re heavy, durable and add an artistic element to the yard.

Della and Don Greer enjoy the views of their front yard (Photos by Steve Gibb) Best tools: Don, in addition to his pruning shears, loves his heavy surgical gloves for squishing worms and other insects. He uses no pesticides, only fertilizer. He also loves his single-prong cultivator, a tool handed down by his father, and his Toro leaf blower and mulcher – the only garden power tool in his possession. Groupings: The Greers recommend planting plants that want to be together, together. Create vignettes: For example, the Greers plant their own pots and baskets every year, and save a bundle by doing so. Another money-saving tip is to buy leftover plants after events such as Mother’s Day, and then plant them. They may well do well in the yard.

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Sask. RCMP constable takes a Musical Ride across Canada or someone 26 years old, Kyle Kifferling already has a lot of living under his belt. The RCMP constable, who hails from Southey, Sask., will be in Saskatoon this week performing as a member of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride, hosted at the SaskTel Centre on July 25 and 26. “As a young kid in rural Saskatchewan, the RCMP were what you knew and relied upon for local law enforcement,” said Kifferling, who has been a RCMP officer for six years. “I knew I wanted to be a police officer, and then when I was 16 I had the opportunity to receive some work experience in our local detachment. That was all it took; as soon as I turned 18, I signed up for training, and by age 20 I received my first posting.” RCMP members of the Musical Ride are police officers who, after at least two years of active police work, request duty with the historical Musical Ride. The Musical Ride is a three-year commitment, inclusive of the required training. Kifferling is in his final year. “I spent two years policing in British Columbia before requesting a spot on the Musical Ride,” explained Kifferling. “I love policing, and I’m looking forward to getting back out there, but the Musical Ride has been an amazing way to see our country while ensuring that communities have this opportunity to interact in a positive way with the RCMP.” Given that RCMP officers moved away from serving “mounted” JW15473.G20 James on horseback

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an Danielson is an eternal optimist and a firm believer in the co-operative spirit. On a daily basis, he preaches that “we can all make a difference.” Danielson, who owns farmland at Tyner and lives in Saskatoon, has witnessed more changes to the Saskatchewan landscape than he’d probably like to admit. He’s the first to say that, for him and his wife, Sharon, growing up on a farm and raising a family were the opportunities of a lifetime. “We got a critical leg-up from the Saskatchewan Land Bank, the Farm Credit Corporation, various co-operatives and other farm assistance programs,” he writes in his newly released, self-published book, Memories of a Suitcase Farmer, which is now available in most bookstores. “We very much respected the spirit of co-operation as demonstrated by the retail co-ops, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and the Canadian Wheat Board. We appreciated the security they provided to our farm and local communities. “The principles of local ownership, democratic control and patronage dividends were what we admired. We felt like we had ownership and control of our farming destiny. I recall quite vividly a farm culture of inclusiveness and caring.” But life changes in so many ways. He has seen what he calls indifference, apathy and perhaps greed, fuelled by a false comfort, becoming dangerous things. “The Land Bank, the Crow Freight Rate, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and the Canadian Wheat Board are real examples of such losses. Our public medical care system, public education systems, Crown corporations, labour unions, national parks, environmental protective laws and local co-operatives may also be at risk. Making changes, only for the sake of change or corporate profit, is not progress, rather it is insanity. Modernization, reform and freedom to mask that insanity only makes life more confusing,” he writes in the book. Danielson has watched prairie life from many chairs, including one he now occupies as a member of the Saskatoon Public School Board. Come October, he will reach a 15-year milestone with the board,

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couple of weeks ago The unwinnable. Along with a little StarPhoenix ran an article flattery, promises of volunteer on the number of female and financial support abound candidates nominated in Saskawhen the sales pitch is given, toon ridings for the federal elecbut rarely are those promtion this fall. I was elated at the ises kept. After the seduced possibility that our enlightened candidate commits and her city could possibly elect three candidacy is announced, she is women to send to Parliament. pretty much on her own to raise The Liberals nominated money to fund the campaign Cynthia Block, Lisa Abbott and and to create an experienced Tracy Muggli. The NDP put team to run a successful race. Columnist forth Clair Card and Sheri BenThese women are considered son and, at the time the article “paper candidates” and their was published, it was assumed that Lynne political futures are deemed expendable by Yelich, currently a Member of Parliament, the party. But they do help fill the slate and would be the nominee for the governing allow the party to point to the number of Conservative Party. For the XX chromo- female candidates on their roster. some crowd, this is pretty heady stuff. What is the value of having women My elation was short lived when the sitting in Parliament? Women bring to the Conservative supporters in the new riding table the concerns of today’s family, be it of Saskatoon-Grasswood turfed incumdaycare issues, child support, the environbent Yelich in favour of Kevin Waugh. ment as well as women’s health and reproAlthough the possibility still exists to send ductive rights. This doesn’t mean they don’t four women to Parliament, the probability have the ability to make hard decisions on of that happening was greatly reduced provincial, federal or global matters that with the loss of Yelich in the race. Members of Parliament deal with; it simply I don’t personally know Lynne Yelich, means they bring a different and relevant but I can’t recall any time when she stepped perspective to the debate. into serious doggy-doo during her 15-year This is not intended to be a male bashcareer as a politician. And she did maning session, as we have enjoyed many age to secure a cabinet portfolio, which good male representatives throughout our is no easy feat for any politician. Perhaps history. Nor would I suggest that men are her downfall was her earlier musing about not as concerned about families as are whether or not she would seek re-election, women. However, I would suggest that which might have led supporters to think gender equity in our Parliament might proshe lacked enthusiasm for continuing in vide for a more balanced view on what all politics. However, I suspect the riding Canadians expect from their government. boundaries changes, which split her former Our last Parliament consisted of 308 rural/urban riding into a predominately members and only 76 of those elected urban seat, had an impact on the outcome, were women. Slightly more than 50 per as Waugh ran a quick and snappy campaign cent of Canadians are female, and yet proclaiming himself to be both a riding resi- women comprise less than a 25 per cent of dent and urban candidate. our government. In the upcoming federal Nonetheless, Yelich had a successful election there will be 338 successful cancareer and needs to be sincerely thanked didates. Do you think we could help out by for her service to Saskatchewan. I do hope increasing that percentage a bit? that she will use her experience to assist I am not stumping for any political other women in achieving their political party or candidate. I only know one of the aspirations. women nominees, but I know that she is Without intent to raise the ire of hard- competent and has been successful in her core feminists, women have a harder time various professional endeavours. Nor am breaking into the political realm than do I suggesting that every woman running their male counterparts. Generally speak- in this election is a worthy candidate, any ing, many women spend the early part of more than every man running is a worthy their adulthood raising families. In a great candidate. But it would be nice if these number of instances their careers take sec- women were given a proper vetting before ond place to their children. Time doesn’t the ballots are cast. allow for them to network and build a Congratulations to all the women who profile or core support for future political have been successful in winning their purposes. After the children are grown and nominations and good luck with your camthey are free to pursue their ambitions, paigns. And ladies, on those “uphill” days, catching up isn’t easy. remember the witticism of the indomitable It is not uncommon to have the upper Charlotte Whitton: “Whatever women do, echelon of any political party approach they must do twice as well as men to be successful women who express an interest thought half as good. Luckily this is not in politics and convince them to run in difficult.” a constituency that the party considers ehnatyshyn@gmail.com

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(Continued from page 6) With Royal West launching, the school division won the Premiers’ Award for Innovation and Excellence. During his term as chair, he has shared in the sod-turning for both Centennial Collegiate and Tommy Douglas Collegiate. He has won the Saskatchewan School Boards Association’s award of distinction and, in 2013, received a lifetime membership from the provincial body. “I am constantly amazed at what our teachers accomplish. I always say that teaching is a profession which produces all other professions.” He and Sharon are parents of two sons,

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Pets in the Park raises funds to save homeless animals Beth Jarrell Saskatoon Express eather Ryan wants to make a difference for pets in Saskatoon. With the 10th anniversary of Pets in the Park, she has seen her dream become a reality. “This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year,” said Ryan in an interview. “Pets in the Park is critical for SCAT Street Cat Recue and all the major organizations in the city. We’re always working all the time to do more fundraising, but this is really big.” Ryan is the vice-president of SCAT Street Cat Rescue, a not-for-profit charity dedicated to helping homeless cats in Saskatoon. She has been involved with Pets in the Park since its foundation. “I’m one of the original founders of Pets in the Park. Linda (Gubbe, the founder of SCAT Street Cat Rescue) and this group came together and said, ‘We need to get the groups of this city working together.’ ” The event itself marks the co-operation between the three major Saskatoon animal charities: the SPCA, New Hope Dog Rescue and SCAT Street Cat Rescue. Ryan says the event has helped foster co-operation not seen in many other cities. “I think that in itself is priceless, because in other cities, it doesn’t happen,” she said. “We’ve seen it follow on throughout the years and throughout the year. And donations are split evenly between the charities.” Ryan says that each of the three groups must submit a report on how they used the previous year’s funds. The organizations are only permitted to spend the money on medical and animal care. This year, they hope the event will be bigger than ever. “It’s nice for people to be able to see the stories of the animals we’re helping. In our total nine years, we’ve raised $423,000,” she said. “The earlier years were, of course, quite a bit smaller, since we were starting AS70325.G20 Aaron from scratch. Last year we distributed each

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Event co-ordinator Tricia McAuley and Ginger, an 11-month-old puppy available for adoption at the SPCA, are getting ready for Pets in the Park, coming to Kiwanis Park on July 26 (Photos by Beth Jarrell) of the groups over $20,000. We netted over $60,000.” She says the money raised by Pets in the Park goes towards spaying the cats that come into SCAT Street Cat Rescue, something that is critical in protecting the animals. “We’re dealing with cats that have been abandoned – especially kittens – and orphaned, injured and strayed,” she said. “Once they’re on the street, the population can exponentially grow. “We’re running as fast as we can to keep up, but it’s not without its challenges.” Pets in the Park will feature a variety of activities throughout the day, including live music, demonstrations on various dog agility events, a barbecue and the walkathon, in which participants will go down to River Landing and across the river to raise funds for the charities. The event will also feature a special parade highlighting rare breeds of dogs, as well as some trained cats. Ryan says the number of participants in events has doubled in recent years. “We’re really excited about this year. Last year the number of people at the park was huge, and the numbers have gone way up. The word has gotten out there a little

Pippa the kitten is eagerly awaiting a new home at the SPCA. Funds raised at Pets in the Park will go towards her care

bit more, and we’re doing a better job of getting people aware of it.” Ryan has worked as a volunteer in the organization for 15 years. Even though her workload is large, she says she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I love animals and I love cats, and clearly there is a big problem in this city,” she said. “Some of the calls we get, and

some of the rescues we bring in… it kind of both breaks your heart and warms your heart that we can do this. “I feel like I’m making a difference, and that’s a really good feeling. I just wish it were more of a difference.” Pets in the Park will be at Kiwanis Park on July 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit petsinthepark.ca.

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If the season ends After spending the weekend in Saskabadly, your performance will be evalutoon raising money for the city’s Ronald ated just like any other personnel in any McDonald House, DeLaet hopped across other organization. Second: I like your the Atlantic to Scotland to get ready to play confidence, but, (yes, there’s a but) whatin the legendary British Open. There’s a ever happens next, you’ll “still be a great lot on the line for any player – millions of coach”… if you’re a great coach. Great dollars, never mind the millions more in coaches lead their teams to wins. Finally: sponsorships and accolades for the winner. three losses in, do you really want to be Understandably, DeLaet was upset when baiting Rider fans about “somewhere else?” he landed in Scotland, and his golf clubs He’s frustrated, I get it. But there was did not. In other words, like thousands of something about Chamblin’s attitude in that other airline passengers around the world scrum that felt off to me – bitter, perhaps. I every day, he lost his luggage. hope, for starters, that I’m wrong, but if I’m Unlike thousands of airline passengers, not I hope that whatever it is, it’s not getting however, DeLaet is a celebrity, so he tattled between the team and victory. to the Internet, Tweet-sniping at the airline Finally, a story out of southern Sasthat “enough is enough” and demanding to katchewan has a few people’s pasties in a know where his clubs were. twist. Rosie Bitts is a Victoria, B.C.-based Moments later, it was a news story. A burlesque performer who was invited to few moments after that, Titleist has a brand bring her solo show, Stories of Love and new set of clubs on the shoulder of DeLa- Passion, to the Swift Current Lyric Theatre. et’s caddy. And, of course, a few moments Bitts is a burlesque performer, and her show after that, DeLaet had his clubs back. The is promoted with the teaser question, “What story ran from the Washington Post to the do stories of sex work, loss of virginity, pregUK Telegraph and pretty much every single nancy, and group sex have in common?” media outlet in between. Presumably Rosie Bitts. Bottom line I’m not a pro golfer (or even any kind of (pardon the pun) is that when the Lyric golfer), but it feels like DeLaet is making Theatre booked her, they knew full well it more headlines lately for his social media wasn’t going to be a family friendly show. antics than his game. Seems like a bit of a So imagine Bitts’ surprise when partway distraction? Here’s hoping he shut off his through her performance, the president of phone once his clubs turned up and focused the board of directors of the Lyric Theatre on St. Andrew’s. came on the stage, and after greeting Bitts Now that I’ve generally ticked off all of with a patronizing “hi sweetie,” more or Graham’s friends, let’s move on to the Rid- less asked her to either do another “lovely ers. Why yes, I do enjoy pain. dance” or get gone. After his team lost the first three games It was exactly as awkward and uncomof the 2015 season, Coach Corey Chamblin fortable as it sounds. was on the receiving end of some criticism What was the problem? Rosie stopped from many of the less-patient Rider fans. dancing and started talking – specifically This is arguably the first time Chamblin about Saskatchewan’s asinine, archaic and has really had to deal with this type of recently reinstated laws against stripping in negativity, given his heroic hometown Grey front of someone with a beer in his hand. Cup win in 2013, and the abrupt loss of Apparently that wasn’t in her contract, so Durant in 2014 taking a lot of the heat off up Madame President of the board boundhis shoulders when that season spiralled ed, ironically, to censor the stripper who downhill. wasn’t stripping, but just talking about not When reporters asked Chamblin about being allowed to strip. the pressure from fans, he was ready. To quote one of Graham DeLaet’s “There are two podiums waiting at the Tweets about his lost-then-found golf clubs: end of the year – a championship podium “You just can’t make this stuff up.”

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SCAT issues desperate plea for more cat foster homes

Shannon Boklaschuk Saskatoon Express local charitable organization that works to better the lives of felines is urgently seeking foster homes for cats in need. Earlier this month, SCAT Street Cat Rescue issued a “desperate plea” on social media. A SCAT Facebook post indicated that the organization “has reached a critical state.” “We have been full for a long time but have always maintained a bit of wiggle room to take in cats with medical emergencies by boarding the severe cases at vet clinics,” the post stated. “We have now reached a point where (no) matter how bad the situation is, we have reached our limit in all foster homes and vet clinics and have literally no place to put intakes. That means we must say no to pregnant cats, kittens, and adult cats in need.” SCAT is encouraging people who have considered fostering cats to act now. “Saskatoon has a horrible overpopulation problem and we are concerned that it will continue to get worse if we are unable to take cats in,” the post stated. Colin Wilson, treasurer with SCAT Street Cat Rescue, said the organization covers all of the medical costs of cats in its care and can also provide the necessities a foster home needs, such as cat food and litter. Currently, SCAT has about 75 foster homes and needs many more. “It’s not a huge number. Right now our foster homes are less than a tenth of one per cent of the total households in the city,” he said. Wilson noted there’s no obligation to foster long-term, and if an individual cat isn’t a good fit for the household, the cat will be moved. “We only give you the number of cats that are within your comfort level. There’s JW15474.G20 James

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Donations to municipal politicians should not trigger public disclosure

Question: You recently donation, but can give their time? spoke in front of the SasIf there is a value put on the katoon Municipal Review money, should there not be a valCommission. What things ue put on the volunteer’s time? were discussed? (Note: the The argument is it is too hard to commission has been broken track a volunteer. I would think into three committees: most campaigns would know the municipal elections, code of people working on their camconduct and remuneration.) paign and how many hours they Mayor Atchison: One of put in on the campaign. What I the things I wanted to talk am looking for is a sense of balabout was election expenses. ance between the two. For example, what is an elecQuestion: You have touched Ask the Mayor tion expense? How do you on salaries in a previous colreview and capture a lot of umn, but did you talk about these rules and regulations? Since we are a salaries for the mayor and council? creature created by the provincial governMayor Atchison: In my presentation, ment, I thought one of the things the com- I did not talk about salaries. In the quesmission should look at is the provincial tion and answer session, the commisElection Expenses Act. And the reason for sioners asked what I thought the salaries that is if we are created by the province, should be. My response was that’s their it only makes sense to me that we follow role and decision. It is interesting because rules very similar to that. across Canada you have different rules I asked them about donations. At the and regulations for a labour force – for federal level and the provincial level, you example, holidays are different in a lot of are given a tax receipt for political contri- different provinces. Minimum wages are butions to use against your income tax. In different. There are different tax rates in municipal politics, it is a donation. There is different provinces. So saying councillors no tax receipt. I wondered why, if you are and mayors should be paid the same as paying with after-tax dollars, would this someone else, I don’t know. That will be be a public declaration? For example, you up to the commission to determine – that’s don’t have to declare to the public what not for me. you paid for your car, your home, your Question: What are your thoughts on groceries, your clothing, your dental bills, the code of ethics component of the comyour medical bills or prescriptions. Why mission’s mandate? would you have to declare a contribution Mayor Atchison: Again those are decito a campaign if there is no taxable benefit sions for the commission with input from for you? the public. Difficult decisions, though. What Then there are volunteers. How much constitutes a conflict of interest? Is there a is a volunteer worth? What if there are pecuniary interest that should be declared? people who can afford to make a donation, I believe council members should not be but have no time to volunteer? And what judging their peers. I don’t think that is of volunteers who can’t afford to make a appropriate. I think what should happen

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is the commission should choose a panel, apart from themselves, to hold code of conduct hearings if necessary. And after that hearing, if one doesn’t agree with the findings, that person should have the ability to appeal to the courts. I think it is exceedingly important that part be written into the rules, because if the commission is silent on that particular point, I think it will be very difficult to get to the courts. Question: How many people are on the commission and who are they? Mayor Atchison: There are six people on the review commission. Paul Jaspar is the chair. One person, for example, will write the election expense portion of it, another one the code of conduct and

another one on salaries. So there are three different individuals who will write these reports and then the committee will get together and review the reports, make their own adjustments and then bring the report to executive committee or probably to council, where they will show us what they have, get some feedback from us and then do their final paper. (Note: Other members of the commission are: Jennifer Lester, Linda Moulin, Prof. Charles Smith, Honorable Merri-Ellen Wright Q.C., and Joan White.) (Have a question for Mayor Atchison? Send it to editorial@saskatoonexpress.com. Please put “mayor” in the subject line.)

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Local Legends racer takes on prestigious competition Blake Erb recently won a Legends race in Hythe, Alberta – his third win of the season (Photo supplied) Darren Steinke Saskatoon Express lake Erb had a banner year in 2014, but the race car driver is still in search of one accomplishment that has eluded his grasp. The Warman, Sask., product captured series championships for the Saskatchewan Legends and the Western Canadian Mac’s Legends professional circuits. He is still in search of a victory at the most prestigious race in the Legends class in Western Canada – The Mac’s Froster 50. This year’s Froster 50 is set for July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Auto Clearing Motor Speedway, and it will include teams from across Canada and a few from the United States. “It will actually be the biggest Legends race in all of Canada typically,” said Erb, who is in his seventh season racing Legends cars. “It is very big for us. “A lot of anticipation builds up for that for our series every year. We see a large car count and all the top talent in all of Western Canada will definitely be there involved in it.” Legend race cars are five-eighths scale replicas of 1930 to 1940 coupes and sedans, where each car is regulated to run the same motor and parts and under a strict set of rules. These standards attempt to create a situation to allow the driver’s skill and the

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car chassis set up of the day to determine the winner. After getting accustomed to the circuit for five seasons, Erb had a breakthrough campaign during his sixth season in 2014. At that year’s Mac’s Froster 50 held on Sept. 13 at the Auto Clearing Motor Speedway, Erb was leading the 83-lap race, but he was passed by veteran standout Ira Laughy with just over 30 laps to go. The Calgary product held off Erb the rest of the way to take the checkered flag. Erb was still proud to finish second, but he would love to reach the top of the podium of the race that spans 50 kilometres in length. “It is definitely something we are striving for,” said Erb. “That is something that would sort of be kind of a dream come true. “It is almost as big as winning the championship is to win the Froster 50.” The 30-year-old said that winning an event like the Froster 50 wasn’t in the forefront of his mind when he started racing Legends cars. Erb previously raced tough trucks in off-road races. He took a test drive in a Legends car and loved the experience as well as the look of the vehicle. When he purchased a car, his whole family got involved with his team as his father, Ellery, mother, Gloria, and wife, Jackie, all became part of his pit crew.

“I think it was just a lot of fun,” said Erb. “They look really nice. They kind of look like a hot rod, so there is some pride in ownership there. “They have a lot of horsepower, and they are very lightweight. They go really fast. They are a really big challenge to drive.” When he first started running Legends races, Erb quickly found out that the field of drivers in that class was very strong. “It was a little bit intimidating,” said Erb. “I just kind of stayed at the back of the field and tried to learn from all the other good drivers that were around me. “It is just a great group from the Legends that really help you out and answer all your questions and help you develop. It definitely took a long time to develop and make my way towards the front. I spent a lot of years in the back there just learning.” No matter what happened on race day, Erb focused on just having fun. As the victories started to pile up, Erb still focused on having fun. Even with that in mind, Erb admitted it was sweet when success came in 2014. “It was kind of where all the hard work of the five seasons before it kind of paid off finally,” said Erb. “I was able to put it all together and just have a great year and win those championships.” Besides skill, Erb said it takes a bit of

luck to win a series championship. “We didn’t have a lot of mechanical issues or anything like that,” said Erb. “We spent a lot of detail on time and effort to making sure the car was prepared for every race. “I think some of it was maybe finally understanding and learning how to drive a car to the best of its ability. I think it was just one of those years where things went right for us. You never know in racing when stuff is going to go right or where you are going to have some accidents or that sort of thing.” Last year, Erb competed at a nationals race in Las Vegas. The winner of the Froster 50 is guaranteed a spot at the Legends National Championship race, which is set for Nov. 12-14 in Anderson, South Carolina. Erb would love to earn that trip to the national championship race. He also expects to challenge for first at the Froster 50 in future years, as well as spots at big races in the United States. Erb is enjoying the class so much that he plans to keep driving for the foreseeable future. “I don’t foresee myself stepping away anytime soon,” said Erb. “It is such a fun atmosphere with a great group of racers. It would be very hard to walk away from it that is for sure.”

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survived, so far anyway, if I could go and take one of the wildfires that spread those other jobs. I can cook, through most of Western wash dishes, clean the sites or Canada. Currently I am in whatever. He told me what I the northwest, and man, that would need as far as clothing smoke almost put down old was concerned. Ken. The real reason I wanted to Truth be told, I thought go was to write a story. I went about running to Iqaluit, where to a work wear store and bought there are no trees to catch on a pair of $300 rubber boots, fire. But, with my luck, a masthe type city firefighters wear. sive tidal wave would probHowever, I made the mistake Columnist ably swallow the island. of telling my cousin what I Many people from my was up to. He mentioned this home reserve are highly trained profesto his supervisor and he was immediately sional forest firefighters. My first cousin informed I could not go. “Lack of trainis one of the top bosses fighting the raging ing,” he was told. But something tells me fires. He was telling me how hard it is to the supervisor thought I might write about find firefighters in our communities. It’s a something other than the fire. What kind tough and dangerous job. Not to mention of training does it take to wash dishes? the people are fighting a fire in 40-degree Anyway, I’ll be the only one walking weather. I tried to sign up and almost around the Prairies with a very expensive made it as a firefighter. pair of rubber boots. My cousin said there are many other I remember when I was young my jobs on the fire line aside from fighting the uncles telling me amazing stories of fightfires. I asked him if it would be possible ing fires. Apparently back then people

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didn’t need training to fight a fire. In fact, this was around the time people didn’t have a choice. My uncle once told me the police would walk into a bar and, if you refused to fight the fire, well you went to jail. Today there are all kinds of tickets a person needs to go to the fire lines. This, of course, is good for safety reasons. But I liked the idea of the police walking into a bar and hauling one group of people to a fire and the other to jail. Aboriginal people have a long history of fighting fires. In fact, aboriginal people invented fighting a fire with fire. Of course, most of the fires are in the North and this is home for most of the people, so they have learned a trick or two about fighting a fire. I thought about what I do if a saw a forest fire coming at me. The first instinct would be to fight but, in reality, what I would do is jump into the first lake and wait until it passes. Yes, I realize I am a First Nations male and I’m supposed to be brave, but when it comes to a fire it’s a whole different story. That’s because I was burned when I was

a kid. I grew up on a northern trap line and we had a small wood-burning stove in our cabin. It was not one of those fancy stoves but one that was made from cheap tin. Time and time again I was warned to stay from the stove. One day I got too close and fell onto the stove. Luckily all I burned was my arm. Even though I was very young I can still remember the pain. Since we were totally isolated, my parents had to look after the burn. I remember my dad running into the cabin with an arm full of muskeg. This is like a shag carpet for the forests. The muskeg was wet and cold. He wrapped the muskeg around my arm and then my mom wrapped a towel over the muskeg. They gathered sap from spruce trees and every day they would apply the sap to the burn and then again they would wrap the muskeg over the burn. Today there are small scars. I was wondering what kind of scarring there would be if I had been taken to a hospital. I’m proud of our forest fire fighters. True heroes.


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July 8-August 23 Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan presents Othello and Much Ado About Nothing on the riverbank. Tickets 306-652-9100. Visit shakespeareonthesaskatchewan.com for more information.

JULY 20-24

AUGUST 10-19 Join the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) for the second Zoomer Idol. Zoomer Idol, for adults 55+, will take place on Oct. 22 at TCU Place. Auditions will take place on August 10, 11 and 12 as well as August 18 and 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you have talent in voice, dance, comedy, magic, storytelling, poetry ready, etc., please contact the SCOA office at 306-652-2255 to sign up for auditions.

AUGUST 13-15 FolkFest returns on the weekend of August 13-15 across the city. A passport will give unlimited access to 22 pavilions and free transportation between them. For more information visit saskatoonfolkfest.ca or call (306) 931-0100.

is a two-hour get together with refreshments, entertainment and information. First Saturday of the month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sherbrooke Community Centre.

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Friendship Force International, Saskatoon and Area Club is an organization of more than 360 Off-Broadway Farmers’ Market & International clubs in more than 50 countries throughout Bazaar and Bistro, located in the basement of the world. FFI allows you to enjoy economical Grace-Westminster United Church, located at travel while forging new friendships with club members from around the world. For more 505 10th Street East. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. information, visit www.thefriendshipforce.org. ***** Spirit of the West 616550 Toastsmasters Club. To attend a meeting contact Lynne Stade at Come and have some fun and learn speaking 306-933-4835 or lstade@shaw.ca. and leadership skills.  The club meets from 7 Every Thursday p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of In June, July and August, the Saskatoon Great Western Brewing Company. Follow the International Folkdance Club dances on red fence on south side of building through Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Kiwanis Park, north the gate up the stairs into the building. of the Bessborough Hotel. No fee. Everyone

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First Monday of every month

welcome. For more information, visit www. sifc.awardspace.com. Twinkle Toes Dance Camp from 9 a.m.-12 ***** Saskatoon Ostomy Association meetings at p.m. for children ages 3-5. Join SaskatcheLe Choeur des plaines welcomes you to sing 7:30 p.m. at Mayfair United Church. Meetings wan Express for this camp that will offer your and socialize in French each Thursday at child one week of fun and creative exploration are held on the first Monday of the month 7:30 p.m. at L’École canadienne française at except when there is a holiday. If so, meetings that will really get your toddler moving and 1407 Albert Avenue.  The choir is directed by are on the second Monday. grooving. Experience all genres of dance Michael Harris and accompanied by Rachel throughout this fun filled week: Tap, jazz, hip First Tuesday of every Fraser. All who wish to sustain or practice hop, ballet, musical theatre, pom, and acro. month their French are welcome. For more informaFor more info and to receive a registration JULY 24-25 Left Behind by Suicide is a drop-in support tion,  call Rachel at 306-343-6641 or Jean at package, call 306-477-5553 or michelle@ The FMG Saskatoon Dragon Boat Festival is group for individuals who have lost a loved 306-343-9460. saskatchewanexpress.com back! From 4 p.m.- 8 p.m on July 24, and one to suicide. Located at W.A. Edwards from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. on July 25, come down Family Centre, 333 4th Ave. North, 7:30 p.m. Every second Saturday AUGUST 24-28 to Rotary Park to watch the Dragon Boat to 9 p.m. There is no cost to attend. For more of the month Summer Groove Dance Camp from 9 a.m.SCOOTERS indoor playgroup for children newRaces on the river. For more information 4 p.m. for ages 9 and up of all experience lev- information, email leftbehind@sasktel.net.  borns to age five and their parents/caregivers please call Jessica at (306) 361-3253, or visit ***** els. Join Saskatchewan Express for this camp will be at Emmanuel Baptist Church from 9:15 dragonboatsk.ca. FROMI Friends and Relatives of People with that will help you find or fine-tune your moves a.m. to 11:15 a.m. $40/family/year or sugMental Illness meetings will run from 7:30 in time for the new dance season. All experiJULY 24 and 25 gested drop-in donation of $5/family. Visit our p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at W.A. Edwards Family Canadian Prairie Lily Society presents its 49th ence levels welcome.  Experience all genres Facebook page (Scooters - at EBC) for more Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue North (wheelof dance throughout this fun filled week: annual Lily Show. Come down to The Mall at information. chair accessible). If you have a loved one or jazz, hip hop, ballet, musical theatre, pom, Lawson Heights to see some beautiful flowfriend with a mental illness and you need First and Third Wednesday ers. Public viewing is from 1 p.m.- 9 p.m. on yoga, and acro. For more info and to receive understanding support, contact Carol at 306- of the month Friday, and 9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. a registration package, call 306-477-5553 or 249-0693, Linda at 306-933-2085, Lois at Resporados support group for people with michelle@saskatchewanexpress.com. For more information please visit www. 306-242-7670 or e-mail fromisk@gmail.com. breathing difficulties taking place at 1:30 prairielily.ca. Until August 28 p.m. at Mayfair United Church (33rd Street First and Third Sunday Eyes: A group exhibition with the subject JULY 26 West). For more information, contact Debbie of every month of eyes goes at The Eye Gallery until Aug. Pets in the Park. Come out and join us for at 306-664-4992. Pet Loss Support Group offers support and 28.  Artists include Brian Bauche, Carol Daniels, a beautiful scenic 5K walk along the South comfort to people who are struggling with Every Tuesday, Saturday Saskatchewan before enjoying the rest of the Monique Martin, Quinn McDonald, John Perret, the loss of a beloved companion animal due and Sunday festivities. It’s good for both body and soul as Jannik Plaetner, Trint Thomas, Karen Walpole to old age, sickness or other reasons.  The Overeaters Anonymous: Is food a problem for you exercise knowing that you are also help- and Fran Zerr. The gallery is at 117-1132 Colyou? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do lege Dr. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and no-obligation support group meets at 2 p.m. ing sick and injured homeless animals. For at the W.A. Edwards Centre, 333 4th Avenue you binge, purge or restrict? Is your weight afmore information please visit petsinthepark.ca Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, North, Saskatoon. For more information or fecting your life? We are a non-profit 12-step 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. JULY 26 telephone support, call 306-343-5322.  group that meets on Tuesdays at noon and The Saskatoon Horticulture Society Annual 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and SunTuesdays, Thursdays, Bus Tour is on July 26, 2015. Tickets are days at 2 p.m. For more information including Saturdays  $20 for members and $25 for non-members. locations visit www.oa.org.  Free art drop-in at the SCYAP Art Centre. All The Student Medical Buses leave from the Southwest corner of ages are welcome, all materials supplied, Tuesdays and Thursdays Lawson Heights Mall beginning at 1 p.m. Res- Society of Saskatchewan Bridge City Senioraction Inc: Classes every is holding its Miles for Smiles 2015 fundrais- no registration required. Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. ervation deadline is July 24 at noon. Please - 9 p.m., Thursdays 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to ing event. It is a combination of race options, contact Marj @ 306-249-1329. 10:30 a.m.  Registration is $20, drop-in fee is bringing together the best of Saskatchewan’s Saturdays 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. JULY 27-30 $2. For information, call Sheila at 306-931pavement pounders, roadrunner wannabes, Every Wednesday The Saskatchewan Barrel Racing Association 8053 or Kathy at 306-244-0587. and sneaker enthusiasts. The event will be Depression Support Group runs on the first (SBRA) finals are at Prairieland Park Ag Centre held Sept. 12 along the river. There is someand third Wednesday of each month, from Newcomers’ Club from July 27-30. Come watch horseback riders thing for everyone – from a 2.5/k fun run, 5K 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the CMHA building The Saskatoon Newcomers’ Club welcomes of all ages compete for big prizes. For more walk/run, and a 10K run. All money raised will (1301 Avenue P North). This is open to anyone new female residents in the Saskatoon area, information please visit saskbarrelracing.ca go towards the purchase of a patient monitor- struggling with depression and family memas well as those who have recently undergone ing system for the children’s hospital. For JULY 30 bers wanting to support them. For more info, a significant change in lifestyle (such as more information, visit http://miles4smiles. call 306-270-9181. The Children’s Hospital Foundation of relationship status, retirement, or becoming usask.ca. *****  Saskatchewan presents Trash the Dress a new parent).  A new resident is defined as Wide Open Children’s Theatre’s first ever puppet camp, ages 5-6, 7-9 and ages 10-11. Campers will create puppets, learn puppetry, storytelling and acting skills. The week concludes in a performance created by the students for parents and guests Friday afternoon. Camp is located at Albert Community Centre. For more information, visit wideopen.ca.

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Casino Night on Thursday, July 30 at 8 p.m. at the Top of the Inn, Sheraton Cavalier. Tickets are $40, and will get you money to gamble with, and trade in for a chance to win some great door prizes. There will be a photo booth and snacks. For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/ events/1454970284818569/

JULY 30- AUGUST 8 The PotashCorp Fringe Theatre and Street Festival brings plays, food, street entertainment and more to the Broadway area. The event begins at 6 p.m. weekdays and 12 p.m. on weekends. Tickets are $14 online at potashcorpfringe.ca or by calling 306-664-2239.

JULY 31- AUGUST 3 Saskatoon RibFest will run from July 31 to Aug. 3 at Diefenbaker Park. Admission is free with proceeds going to charities. Enjoy BBQ ribs made by professionals from across Canada. For more information and the hours of the event visit saskatoonribfest.com.

AUGUST 9 The Nest Secret Garden Tour returns on Sunday, August 9, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.This year’s Secret Garden Tour features eight beautiful gardens that showcase a range of landscaping ideas from xeriscaping to water features. The gardens are located in neighbourhoods across the west side of the city from Silverwood Heights to Riversdale. Garden tour passports are $15 each and available now from Blossoms on Eighth Street, Dutch Growers on Reid Road and Anthology on 20th Street.

Bargain store to support the inner city LightCreative Cafe (paper crafting) returns to Cof- house project. Babies’, children’s, women’s fee’s On Emporium, 815A Gray Avenue, from and men’s clothing; jewelry, purses, belts and camping clothes available. Wednesdays 1-2 p.m., July 22 – Aug. 19th. Ages 10 to from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s United adult, children under 16 must be accompaChurch, 454 Egbert Avenue. Prices from nied by a parent. Call or text 306-229-7757 for details and to register. $10/person/session, $0.25 to $5. Everyone is welcome. For more all materials included. https://www.facebook. information: Call 306-955-3766 (church) or go to spuconline.com or email zixiag@gmail.com. com/creativecafesaskatoon.

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July1 to August 31 Visit Wanuskewin to take part in a marathon unlike any other. Walk, run, or jog over 6K of trails throughout the beautiful Opimihaw Valley. Wear one of our super cool pedometers and report your total distance to our staff. The individual with the most kilometres by Aug. 31 wins prizes. Only $25 for unlimited access to the park throughout July and August.

Every Wednesday St. George’s Senior Citizen’s Club (1235 20th St. West) have bingos and Kaiser from noon until 4 p.m. The club is campaigning for new members who are 55+. Memberships are $5 per year with discounts included. For further info call 306-384-4644 or 306-716-0204.

one who has not resided in Saskatoon and/or surrounding 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 to saskatoonnewcomersclub@gmail.com.  

Singles Social Group “All about us” for people in their 50’s and 60’s. Events such as weekly Wednesday restaurant suppers, monthly Sunday brunches, movie nights, dances. Potluck and more! Meet new friends. No membership dues. For more information email allaboutus10@hotmail.com, or phone 306-978-0813.

Saskatoon Mood Disorder Support Group

Third Thursday of the Month

The Saskatoon mood disorder support group for people with bi-polar, depression and other The Saskatoon Prostate Cancer Support Group related mental health problem meets at the First and Third Saturdays meets every month except July and August at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at 323 of the month The Lions Club will be holding Texas Hold ‘em 7:30 p.m. in the W. A. Edwards Family Centre, Fourth Ave. South (south entrance) at 7:30 across from the Saskatoon Funeral Home. For p.m.  For more information call Al at 306-716Tournaments. $60 buy-in gets $10,000 in information call Murray Hill at 306-242- 0836 or Lindi at 306-491-9398. chips, $40 goes to the cash prize pool. No Re- more JW15490.G20 James Buys. 50 seats available. Registration opens at 6 p.m., with the tournament starting at 7 p.m. Located at the Coachman bar at Market Mall. Call 306-668-0015 for more information. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

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First Saturday of every month The MindFULL Café, part of the international Alzheimer Café movement, provides an opportunity to meet in a relaxed social setting for persons with dementia, family, care partners and other interested people. The Café

The Saskatoon Express will be giving away 3 pairs of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan tickets – one pair a week for 3 weeks. Go to saskatoonexpress.com and click the Shakespeare logo to enter.

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