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Leadership personified Dallas Howe believes in Saskatchewan
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allas Howe has an roots and my mother’s persisunbelievable faith in tence in making sure I had the Saskatchewan people, right education. But it goes product and services. beyond that,” he said. “It is imPerhaps his best personal portant to deliver on promises, signature of belief came when keep your word, help out your he launched BDM IT, a leading neighbours and live with the provider of health-care software fundamental values, attitudes to North American hospitals. and cultures. I hope that we in He sold it to General Electric Saskatchewan never lose that.” Healthcare in 2002 and then, in He’s a supporter of inno2012, reacquired the company. vation and that’s why he and With the move, he re-established Jim Hutch, another Saskatoon People the Saskatoon head office, which entrepreneur, will be hosts when is operated by virtually all Sasthe Ernest C. Manning Innovakatchewan employees. tion Awards come to Prairieland Howe was also one of the founders of Park on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. The awards are Advanced Data Systems, where he develnamed in honour of Manning, a longtime oped business software for more than 30 politician who was premier of Alberta from years and encouraged aboriginal informa1943 until 1968. tion solutions in Canada. Howe was born in Regina. His grandfaBlessed with agricultural and mathther of Irish ancestry moved from Ontario ematics backgrounds, he has filled many to the Prairies in 1882 and the farm, just leadership roles. He was a longtime director west of Regina, has been retained by the of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. family for nearly 135 years. He was a director when the Saskatchewan Howe and his wife, Sandra, have been Wheat Pool was re-established as Viterra married for 48 years and are parents of two and subsequently sold to Glencore in 2012. children: Tricia, who lives in Vancouver, He is a former chair of the board of govand Chandler, who lives in Saskatoon and ernors at the University of Saskatchewan, who, among other things, also runs the a member of the board of the C.D. Howe farm. Institute and, more recently, chair of the Howe was fascinated by mathematics. Global Institute for Food Security. He advanced in education, earning an hon“I owe much to my family’s agricultural ours Bachelor’s degree and then a Master’s
degree in mathematics at the University of Saskatchewan. He later attended the University of Toronto for graduate studies in computer science. “In the late 1960s, computers were coming into their own, but no one had figured out how to automate and computerize the complex operation of hospitals. Our company, working in Saskatoon, pioneered and built some of the first clinical software systems for hospitals in Canada and the United States. By working alongside great visionary leaders, we created systems in Saskatoon that were rated the best in North America. It didn’t hurt to have clients like UCLA, Johns Hopkins and Sloan Kettering. “Over the 30 years, we built great systems and a successful company. When I sold to General Electric, it took me five years to get over it emotionally. Then, when GE decided the system wasn’t a strategic fit for them, I wanted it back.” The success story with Advanced Data Systems was similar. “I think back to Saskatchewan business leaders like Terry Summach, Joe Leier, Rnold Smith, Bruce Loraas, Ray Ahenakew and Leonard Fysh, and how all of them, as innovators, too, wanted information systems which would impact their businesses in the future. “We believed we could deliver the systems that would reduce the need to
do things manually or rely on big service bureaus. In one unique venture with Fysh, a pharmacist in Moose Jaw, we used his pharmacy as one of the first automated prescription inventory billing systems. It didn’t take long until we had many pharmacies in Saskatchewan, Canada and United States buying from us.” Howe has a long-standing association with the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. He was invited in 1982 to go on the board, then a Crown corporation, when then-premier Grant Devine was seeking to privatize the industry in the face of the Crown’s heavy financial losses. It took until 1989 to make the move. He served as an independent board member of the privatized company from 1991, including a term as chair of the board from May 2003 until May 2015. Howe credits the turnaround in the company to Chuck Childers, who became CEO in 1987. “Chuck started to make money for the corporation because he was a great salesperson and a marketing genius. It’s one thing to have the potash in the ground, a great natural resource, but nothing happens financially until you start to sell it profitably. I have worked with five CEOs at PCS, each a great leader in his own way. Potash has changed the face of Saskatchewan. (Continues on page 4)
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I neglected the cucumbers badly, too. I bought a couple of plants that were started, and some seeds as well. Does anyone know if zucchini-sized cucumbers taste good? We have been afraid to try. There are some monsters lurking under the leaves and in the house. “No wonder there is no room to do anything on the counter with all your giant cucumbers,” one of my sons said. He must have been making Kraft Dinner. Good gardening takes commitment. I can hold my head high when it comes to the watering. Before the cucumbers and tomatoes took over, I did some weeding. But I was a complete failure at sowing and reaping. I am making plans for next year. I am definitely going to cut back on tomatoes and cucumbers. I am going to mend the fence. And I am going to thank every sprout for entering my life – such as it is. ***** Tickets We have two pairs of tickets to give away for the Ed Sullivan Show. Sandy and I attended the last show and had a great time — good company and good music. Featured in this show will be the music of the Beatles, the Monkees, Patsy Cline, the Everly Brothers, Leslie Gore, the Beach Boys and more. The show will be held on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.) at the German Cultural Club. Tickets are available at McNally Robinson (306-955-3599) or the German club (306-244-6869). To enter, email email@example.com. Please put “Ed Sullivan” in the subject line.
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New conductor brings freshness to SSO Shannon Boklaschuk Saskatoon Express t’s a new era for the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (SSO), so it’s fitting that the first concert of the 2015-2016 season will feature Dvorak’s well-known New World Symphony. On Sept. 26, the SSO’s new music director, Juno Award-nominated conductor Eric Paetkau, will take to the stage for his inaugural concert with the orchestra. While Paetkau previously served as an SSO guest conductor, the upcoming Masters Series event will mark his first concert in his new role. Paetkau said Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor – popularly known as the New World Symphony – was purposefully programmed with the link to newness in mind. He also noted that the orchestra has not performed the major work in about 10 years, and it’s music that is loved by both the musicians and the audience alike. “It’s something that people really respond to in a great way, so (I’m) really looking forward to that,” he said. Before joining the SSO, Paetkau was founder and music director of the Toronto-based group of 27. He has conducted numerous orchestras, including the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Windsor Symphony and the Ontario Philharmonic. Paetkau, a violist, was a member of the Nuremburg Symphony in Germany, and he has also played with Quebec City’s Les Violons du Roy, where he recently held the position of resident conductor. In addition, he has played with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. Paetkau also has Saskatchewan ties; his grandmother lived in Saskatoon, his mother was born in Saskatchewan and he attended high school at Rosthern Junior College. He AS70417.I21 Aaron
Eric Paetkau will conduct his first SSO concert on Sept. 26 in his role as music director (Photo Supplied) was named the new music director of the SSO on March 4, taking over from Victor Sawa. In the SSO’s 2015-2016 season brochure, Paetkau also commented on the theme of newness. “There’s a sense of newness and freshness in the air at the SSO these days. Each piece, program and performer showcases the SSO at its best and highlights the exciting new frontier of the classical world. We not only want you along for the ride, but for you to deeply experience music that touches the soul, tears at your emotions and even makes you laugh,” he said in the brochure. Even amongst all the newness there will be some familiarity in the music at the upcoming concert. In an interview, Paetkau said the Dvorak symphony, for example, has themes that many people will recognize. “It’s always nice when audience members who don’t necessarily know the piece hear the themes and go, ‘Oh, I know that. I’ve heard it from somewhere.’ But a lot of people know it anyway – great, great work.” Also on the concert program is
Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, which holds a special place in Paetkau’s personal musical history. It’s the first work he ever conducted – and he did so as a youngster playing with the Edmonton Youth Orchestra. When he was about 11 or 12 years old, the orchestra’s conductor asked if anyone wanted to conduct the first chords of the work – and Paetkau eagerly took on the challenge. “Of course I shot my hand up and I was one of two people that got to get up and conduct the first three chords of this work. It was pretty terrific,” he said. “I mean, it was a very short few minutes there, but it really kind of imprinted on my brain as a kid something that was really fascinating.” The Sept. 26 SSO concert will mark the first time that Paetkau will conduct the work with a professional orchestra. Not surprisingly, he is a fan of the piece. “Beethoven is so dynamic and powerful, and this work kind of epitomizes everything that Beethoven does, in terms of there’s a
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Yes, I feel safe on revitalized 20th Street Question: Saskatoon has you taking from the water led Canada in various markutility, when it has a large ers of crime during your deficit in its reserve, for waterm: From violent crime to ter and sewage line replacemurder to sexual assault and ments that are so failing in crime severity. Do you have a older neighbourhoods? plan to improve Saskatoon’s Mayor Atchison: The scary crime stats? Would rates are set well in advance. you feel safe walking beyond As a matter of fact, the rate the revitalized blocks of 20th for 2015 was set in 2013. Street? Rates are decided in a fourMayor Atchison: I believe year cycle. The utility pays a the reader is asking about opAsk the Mayor dividend to the City and that erations of the police service. money is used for projects I have full confidence in our related to underground infrapolice chief and the service. They are do- structure. ing great work. The number of crimes has If you go to the City’s website, you been reduced by about 10,000 in the last can access a report called The Roads 10 years. That’s about a 40 per cent reAhead. It outlines the capital projects, duction in crime. But our crime rate isn’t including sewer and water, over a threefalling as fast as other cities are across year program. It reports on the efficienCanada. The last two years it has crept up cies that have been achieved by lining a little bit, there’s no doubt about that. We sewer pipes to give them a longer life still have work to do. span. We are always looking for new and The revitalization of 20th Street has innovative ways to become more effibeen a tremendous success story from cient. That’s one of them. The Banks at 19th Street and Avenue C, We do encourage the citizens of the all the way to the new St. Mary’s School. City of Saskatoon to conserve water. Along the way you can enjoy a movie at Some homeowners use rain barrels in the the Roxy or live theatre at La Troupe du summertime. More and more homeownJour or one of the great restaurants. White ers are using grey water for their gardens. Buffalo Youth Lodge is playing an imThat is a great idea. Conservation is very portant role in creating opportunities for important. I think this summer’s dry youth and connecting people who need weather is a good reminder for all of us to services to those who provide them. conserve our water. Do I feel safe there? Yes, I feel safe Question: How has the increasing there. I think it is wonderful that at Avprice of homes during the past decade enue P and 20th Street, we have an urban affected property taxes? commercial reserve and the Fire Creek Mayor Atchison: If you take the Gas & Grill is there. I think that adds percentage of what your property tax was value to the community. to the value of your home 10 years ago, We have done a lot in the housing and you take the percentage you are payarea, too, with the rejuvenation of apart- ing in property taxes today to the value ment blocks and drug- and alcohol-free of your home, the tax ratio has actually multi-housing developments. It doesn’t gone down. If your home has gone up 3.5 just happen overnight. It took decades for times, have your taxes gone up 3.5 times? the neighbourhood to go backwards. The The answer is no. The tax rate has actugood news is we have not only been able ally fallen. But if you say, “I’m paying to stop that, but we have made a signifi- more in property tax,” that’s true. But not cant impact in moving the dial the other by a corresponding percentage. way. Other cities in Canada talk about no Magazines from around the world are mill-rate increase. So people say, “How focusing on what a great place Riversdale can they go 10 years without an increase is becoming. Is there more we can do? in their property taxes?” The mill rate Absolutely. And we are going to keep on stayed the same, but they do an annual rethat. assessment of the property values. So the Question: Included with utility bill rate stays the same, but the value of your statements last year was an insert adhome increases so your taxes increase. In vising that water rates would increase Saskatchewan, the reassessment is once in 2015 by 9.5 per cent in order to every four years. fund necessary operating and capital upgrades. Was this an administrative DID YOU KNOW? hoax simply to divert revenue to use as The waste water treatment plant treats an offset for potential operating budget approximately 33 million cubic metres of shortfalls in 2015 and roadwork and waste water every year. to build a slush to keep property taxes (Have a question for Mayor Atchison? lower going into an election year? The Email it to editorial@saskatoonexpress. City has a stated goal of linking specific com Please put “mayor” in the subject service costs to service use. Why are line.)
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(Continued from page 3) verall, the evening’s program “captures a lot of different colours and a lot of different emotions that will affect the audience in different ways,” Paetkau said. “So I wanted to combine all that to kind of start the year in a really dynamic way.” Paetkau said it “feels terrific” to be the new music director of the SSO. The SSO is
currently marking its 85th season, making it the fifth-oldest orchestra in Canada, he said. “I have a strong vision of how I want the season to go. The musicians – we’re working together to make that vision happen,” he said. The Sept. 26 concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at TCU Place. For information, and for tickets, visit saskatoonsymphony.org.
Best leaders are those who listen: Dallas Howe
(Continues from page 1) here were some challenging times, like in August 2010, where we withstood, with the Saskatchewan and Canadian government’s help, a hostile takeover bid by BHP Billiton, the Anglo-American mining giant. I was riding in an airplane over Croatia one day while were in the midst of the battle, when I saw the newspaper headline in a foreign language about the hostile takeover. It was a truly a Saskatchewan-based global story and it had a happy ending.” He says potash mining is a costly, seven-year process to develop the mine. Once built, the mines “have huge potential because of the demand for fertilizer to produce more food in the world. Nobody has ever found a substitute for food.” Howe has since become chair of the Global Institute for Food Security, established by PotashCorp and the Saskatchewan government along with the University of Saskatchewan, where the offices are located. “Blessed with our resources in Saskatchewan, we are trying to find ways of being more productive, developing more effective means of farming and getting full value out of every square metre of arable land in the world. We want precision agriculture. I am so energized when I come away from those meetings.” KK90009.I21 Karen
Most of his time today is spent with DSTC, a technology/real estate investment company, the Global institute and with the two companies he founded. He has just come off some harvesting days at the family farm. Howe has won awards, like the KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year honour, an ICD Fellow by the Institute of Corporate Directors, an honourary doctor of laws from the University of Saskatchewan and is the 2015 recipient of the Jerry Grandey Leadership Award. The Grandey award was especially significant because Howe really stresses the value of leadership. “The best of leaders care about others,” Howe told the group at his May induction ceremony. “They care about their employees, their communities, their customers and their business partners. That’s why the best leaders are usually the best listeners. “A true leader is willing to make decisions sooner rather than later, instead of taking the more common path of deferring or delaying action. Leadership really matters. Being a leader is demanding, often lonely, and there are times when it may seem easier to walk away. But a leader perseveres and that is vital to maintaining strong organizations in challenging times. “Your leadership style will define you.”
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Is the Remai Modern gallery too big?
riving across the rant and lounge, and “learning freeway bridge past the centres,” plus a free gallery Remai Modern Art Galcontaining frequently changing lery of Saskatchewan, I’ve often exhibitions. thought that it looks like a pretty On the second floor, there are large building. five permanent collection gallerI’ve been wrong. It’s huge. ies making up 6,000 square feet, Three journalists, me and showing changing displays included recently, took an from the 8,000-piece Remai hour-long tour through the Modern collection. There is under-construction gallery. I also a 150-seat theatre that can was somewhat baffled that there accommodate cinema, live Columnist were only three of us, until I performance and lectures, and reflected on the point that we it’s rentable for functions. were not allowed to take photos or video. I Also on the second floor is a large area have a feeling that did not go over well with called the Riverview Room and recepthe television stations, or evidently some of tion area, for special events like weddings the radio stations, either. and meetings that can accommodate 350 How do you send a TV journalist on a guests. There’s also a 1,366-square-foot tour when he/she can’t take video? Those outdoor terrace. of us who did show up were unimpressed, I’m going to veer up to the fourth level, too, and asked for more of an explanawhich has a conference room, meeting tion than just “safety and security.” Still room, resource library and staff offices, as haven’t seen it. well as a large outdoor terrace. As to the safety argument, did they mean It’s important, too, to point out the our safety? I have toured open pit uranium soaring ceilings, gorgeous location (if it is mines, lumber mills with saws whirring two a bit close to the freeway), lovely views feet away from me, and multiple buildings and interesting architecture, complete with under construction with equipment in tow. cantilevers and walls of glass. It’s pretty Just saying. I assume they meant the safety spectacular. of the work crew, but who knows. I’ve left the third floor to the last, because That aside, the tour was fascinating, and it was this one that blew my mind. This floor I’m glad I agreed to go. The most dominant is comprised of the Picasso Gallery, home to impression was its size; it feels much larger Ellen Remai’s $20-million collection; a feathan it appears from the outside. ture gallery, at 5,435 square feet; the gallery As briefly as possible, the Remai Mod- lounge, with 2,260 square feet (and a truly ern is more than five times larger than the incredible view overlooking the river); and Mendel Art Gallery, at 130,000 square feet the Marquee Gallery. It’s 7,456 square feet, on four levels, and including 11 galleries. and thank heaven, it can be divided into three On the main, there will be an atrium, connecting spaces. This is the spot where fitted with a fireplace and reception area, Remai Modern officials hope to put internaand off to the right, access to Persephone tional touring shows. Theatre. There will also be a store, restauIt’s impressive, and massive, to say the
On the second floor of the gallery is a room with a view. It’s called the Riverview Room and reception area and is for special events, such as weddings and meetings, that can accommodate 350 guests. There’s also a 1,366-square-foot outdoor terrace. (Photo Supplied) least. Remai Modern executive director and CEO Gregory Burke, who joined us on the tour, said it was a goal of Ellen Remai, the primary donour, to enable people in Saskatoon to experience the best of the world’s art. Later, Burke talked to reporters about how the world is in an era of globalization, art included, and art specific to Saskatoon and Saskatchewan can be inserted into the global conversation. I buy that, and I like the concept. Still, how are they going to fill that massive gallery, when there are already 10 others? I asked Burke basically that question. “I go to bed thinking about it, yes,” he answered. I completely appreciate his honesty on that file. It’s going to be quite an undertaking, and paid admissions to see such international exhibitions will have to be significant. These touring shows do not come cheaply. Burke noted that 80,000 to 100,000 people would have to see such a show, just to break even.
Therefore, as he pointed out, thank goodness Ellen Remai has committed $15 million to support these shows (along with the $17 million to construction, and the Picasso collection.) That will lower the cost, hopefully to something a Saskatoon gallery can afford. Burke believes this gallery, with its architecture, size, location and art-handling facilities, is world class. After seeing the inside, I begin to think he might be right, although there’s a long way to go before we can really judge the finished product. I do worry, though, that this gallery is a bit big for our Saskatoon britches. Can it support itself, to the extent required in its budget? It’s too late to go back to the Mendel debate; the Remai Modern is up and it’s already part of the landscape. I think we have to hope that Saskatoon becomes an art destination, that people will be willing to pay to see the exhibits and even that they will travel here to support the Remai Modern. I am waiting with bated breath to see how this all turns out.
Whiskey drinking undergoes demographic shift
Tammy Robert Saskatoon Express re you ready for the Whiskey Experience? Saskatoon’s TCU Place will play host to the 2015 Premier Showcase, presented by Co-op Wine Spirits Beer, from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26. In addition to all the traditions you have come to enjoy, including the Winemaker’s Dinner and tastes of some of the best foods and liquors from local businesses, this year the Premier is introducing something new — the Whiskey Experience. These educational tasting seminars will be led by Dan Volway, who has 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry as a trained sommelier, and is an official whiskey ambassador for a number of prominent and well-respected brands. “The days of old men in smoking jackets huddled around a bottle are long
gone,” said Volway from his home base of Vancouver. “This is not to say that older generations do not still enjoy their whiskeys, but in recent years there has been a huge demographic shift to a younger consumer. In addition, more women are getting into the whiskey game and exploring the nuances, flavour and great quality of the whiskey category.” Experimenting with different whiskeys at Premier’s Whiskey Experience will allow you to get a better sense of what flavours and taste profiles your unique palate enjoys. “There are many great Canadian rye whiskeys, with my personal favourite being Dark Horse,” said Volway. “Yet it is important to explore the varieties that come from many countries, which all have their distinct mark. A great example of this is Scottish whiskeys, which come in peated versus unpeated varieties.” Peat is what gives whiskey that smoky
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Candidates have history of serving their communities Lisa Abbott (from left to right), Cynthia Block and Tracy Muggli are the three Liberal candidates in Saskatoon (Photo by Steve Gibb) Cam Hutchinson Saskatoon Express
by any longer. I couldn’t stand by while I watched our prime minister make a mockery of ll three are women, our democracy, unbelievably all three believe in the disrespectful to Parliament, to importance of serving his own caucus, to the Suyour community and all three preme Court, to the media and have teenagers in Grade 12 at ultimately to all of us. I think it Aden Bowman Collegiate. Colis hard for those of us who are lectively, they are the Liberal busy in our day-to-day lives to candidates vying for the three Saskatoon pay really close attention to exactly what’s seats in the Oct. 19 federal election. going on daily — just a tiny little scoop Cynthia Block is running in Saskatoon full at a time slowly eroding our democUniversity, Tracy Muggli in Saskatoon racy.” Grasswood and Lisa Abbott in Saskatoon She said she looked around and liked West. what Justin Trudeau and the Liberals had Block said she learned the importance to offer. She said Canada has to move of community at a young age. quickly on climate change. “I was raised on a farm just east of “We are in 2015; we have to start to Blackstrap. And I was raised to step up. listen to scientists. We need to let them We were always involved in the commuspeak. Of all the mockeries (Stephen nity and I was taught when you have an Harper) is making out of our democracy, opportunity to serve, you always serve,” that one speaks closest to my heart. I am a said Block, a journalist, broadcaster and parent of a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old communications specialist. and, frankly, we can’t have it, not just beDuring an editorial board meeting at cause of the obvious reasons about climate the Saskatoon Express, Block said she had change, but because it is ultimately about been “beaking” to the point where she felt our economy. it was time to put her money where her “If we are really serious about wanting mouth is. a pipeline built, about getting Saskatch“The reason I wanted to step up now ewan’s resources to market, we better have is because, quite frankly, I couldn’t stand a plan. Our partners right now are telling
us, ‘You’re not going to get Keystone (Pipeline)’. . . . We have to be very, very conscientious that it is no longer a choice between the economy and the environment. We have to do both together. “And what I admire the most is I think it is transparent and accountable the way the Liberals have laid it out, and that’s pivotal. I have always believed — all through my time growing up and all through my news life — that when choices are put before people clearly, simply and transparently, they will always make the best decisions.” Block and her husband, Michael, have two children — Casey and Davis. Like Block, Tracy Muggli was raised on a farm. Community involvement goes with the territory in rural Saskatchewan, she said of her upbringing near Muenster. “You step up. It’s a service thing. It’s an expectation. Whether you are baking a pie or fixing the ball diamond or singing in the church choir, that’s what you do.” She thanked her mother for teaching her the importance of pitching in. “My parents were foster parents when I was a child. I began to see at a very early age that there were people that were being treated differently than other people.” It inspired her to become a social worker.
“I knew it was the best fit to support people who were struggling with inequitable policies and decisions and supports. I started in child welfare services and continued on 10 years working in domestic violence, trying to support women who were experiencing violence at the hands of their partners.” After those 10 years, she moved into health care as a manager in the area of home care. “That is one of the motivators for me in this election,” Muggli said. “Saskatoon Grasswood has one of the highest density of seniors in a geographic area in Canada, and I can see the multi gaps when people are trying to access home care and that space when home care can no longer meet your needs.” At that point, many seniors will require institutional health care. “It is a big gap that people on basic pensions will never be able to afford unless we do something about that. I have deep concern for the senior care in our community and especially in that riding. “Those are the kinds of things that make me tick — when you know that somebody is not being treated fairly and there’s a route to help them find a better quality of life.” (Continued on page 8)
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(Continued from page 7) ment to making a brighter future. SASKATOON When people lose hope, that uggli has served on parent councils since is when you see mental health her son, Ayden Draude, (problems) and addictions. You started school. She was the vicesee crime and people can’t pull president and then president of themselves out of poverty.” the parent council at Georges She said the Liberals’ comVanier School. mitment to closing the First Na“And I started this mission tions education gap is near to her of lobbying to try to get the expansion at heart. Last month in Saskatoon, Trudeau Georges Vanier School. It had no perforannounced an investment of $515 million mance stage, no art room, but they were a per year in core annual funding for First fine arts school. I advocated for the next Nations K-12 education. The number will eight years for that. rise to more than $750 million per year by “I always felt I needed to understand the end of a Liberal government’s first term. the education system and what my child is “I see that as being important for a numlearning. I wanted to be part of it and felt ber of reasons. There is the moral and social I needed to be there and contribute in that imperative and there’s also the economic way. I am glad I did. High school is a much imperative. . . . If we are not creating those different thing. You don’t have to do all opportunities so people can be successful the fundraising you do in the elementary and make strong contributions back to their schools. It is still very interesting to under- community, I think it would be a serious stand the curriculum.” loss for all of Saskatchewan, and Saskatoon Then, she paused. in particular.” “I have a 17-year-old boy. How much do The common concern being heard on the you think he is going to tell me about what campaign trail is Canada’s economy. is going on at school? I have to find out “It really is,” said Abbott. “People are somehow,” she said with a laugh. feeling really insecure. With that comes a Muggli is currently the director of whole host of other things: affordable housMental Health and Addiction Services ing, the fact rents have increased, the cost for Saskatoon Health Region, where she of groceries, everything. People are finding oversees the work of 550 staff. Her partner it harder to make ends meet. A lot of people is Derron Hoover. aren’t making it to the end of the month to Lisa Abbott moved to Saskatoon with provide for their family. I think the econoher mother and siblings when she was six. my and having quality jobs are the two key “I wasn’t born into the middle class,” issues I have heard.” she said. “I was raised in some pretty exMuggli says she is hearing the same treme poverty.” concern, but often in a different voice. The Saskatoon West candidate knew her “I hear that from a different perspeccareer path early in life. tive because I have so many seniors in my “When I was a kid, when I was nine, I riding,” she said. “But it’s the same issue. made my brothers and sisters play lawyer It’s income security, because they don’t with me. It was a really boring game,” know how they are going to be able to she said with a laugh. “The thing is, I had manage into a time when they are going to hope for a brighter future. I think that is need higher care. They are really worried what governments need to do. They need about that. Maybe because I work in health to stimulate the economy, make sure there I hear it more frequently, but I do have far are good jobs so kids, no matter where more seniors in my riding and that’s a big they come from, can have that hope for a concern for them: ‘How am I going to be brighter future.” able to manage when I lose some of my When she was 19, Abbott gave birth to a abilities?’ ” daughter with a disability. The candidates would like to see more “She was born with spina bifida. Then, I women running for office. became acutely aware of social inequality. “If the voices of 50 per cent of the popuWhen she was born I worked really, really lation are not at the biggest table in the land, hard to get myself accepted to law school. I there is something wrong with that,” Block started when she was 18 months old. I have said. “We will all suffer. Our public policy always been a champion for social change, will suffer. Our children will certainly suffer. not only because I grew up in an environWe have a contribution to make.” ment where you see inequality, but because Abbott agrees, saying her daughters my daughter was born with the three strikes — Breanna and Sierra — are her biggest against her. She’s an aboriginal, she’s fecheerleaders. male and she had a disability. Those are the “They will watch every speech I do. most vulnerable in society. They tell me how many ‘ums’ I said,” Ab“My mom taught me to stand up for bott said with a laugh. “I think it is imporwhat’s fair and what’s right and what’s just. tant for girls to see women in leadership I tell people that the first protest I was ever roles and running for these positions.” at I was 12 years old. So I had that early (Saskatoon’s NDP candidates will be desire for social change and the commitfeatured in next week’s Express.)
David Carpenter wins literary award Joanne Paulson Saskatoon Express askatoon author David Carpenter is the 2015 winner of the Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence. The annual award goes to a Saskatchewan writer with a significant list of literary work. The prize is $10,000, and a framed limited edition print of a Dorothy Knowles painting. The former English professor and prolific writer, 73, has a long bibliography that includes God’s Bedfellows, Jokes for the Apocalypse and the most recent book, The Education of Augie Merasty, released this spring. “His writing shows his robust sense of humour, and his thought-provoking insight into what it means to be a member
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had the honour and privilege last week of participating in a political panel hosted by the Diefenbaker Canada Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. Along with a fabulous crowd of students and Saskatoon residents, we examined and discussed electoral engagement in 21st century Canada under the theme Let’s Get Canada Ready to Vote. The panel included University of Saskatchewan political science professors Joe Garcea and John Courtney, as well as Michael Boda, Saskatchewan’s chief electoral officer, and me. It Columnist was humbling, to say the least. Since I certainly don’t have the academic or professional qualifications of any of the aforementioned individuals, I figured media and social media, and the impact thereof on democracy, would be my bag. This is more or less the gist of what I brought to the table. From 1867 to 1992, Canadian voter turnout hovered around 70 per cent, peaking at 80 per cent in the 1950s. In 2008, we hit an alltime low of 58.5 per cent. Put another way, in the last five elections approximately nine million eligible Canadians didn’t vote. In March 2015, Samara, a Canadian political think tank, released a report on the state of Canadian democracy. All things considered, it gave it a C grade. I don’t particularly agree with that, given that I would think we’re higher than two grades above democratic failures — North Korea comes to mind — but so be it. Terry Van Steelandt’s clothing line will be available Of the report’s findings, what jumped out at me was the fact that at the Etsy market on Sept. 26 (Photos supplied) only 40 per cent of those surveyed trust their members of parliament to “do what’s right.” Sixty-two per cent felt that elected officials are only interested in our vote. Yet despite projecting that level of cynicism, 31 per cent of the survey respondents had not ever actually bothered to attempt to communicate with elected officials, and only 39 per cent had even had a political conversation with their peers. I was fascinated that, despite the fact that the majority of the respondents were contemptuous about politics and politicians, 40 per cent to 60 per cent had not communicated with said politicians, nor communicated with each other. Communication — media, advertising, social media — plays an essential role in democracy, including the way we get ready, or as the case more recently may be, don’t get ready, to vote. Tammy Robert to do so, but I find that it is so big. I have a lot of Democracy requires your participation, and the media should keep Saskatoon Express traffic on my site, but I’m still working on how to you engaged by informing, educating and mobilizing you. There’s a The arrival of Terry Van Steelandt’s first grand- keep turning that traffic into more sales, including reason that each major Canadian political party holds a news conference child inspired her to take her passion for sewing and coming out with a new clothing line for little gentle- every single day during an election campaign; they need the media in design to the next level. men.” order to get their daily message to the masses. It’s not like they’re going Piper, Van Steelandt’s three-month-old grandOn Sept. 26, fans of Van Steelandt’s clothing line to phone every one of us individually when they have a new campaign daughter, will be one well-dressed little girl. will be able to shop her products in person, along promise to announce. No, they rely on the media, which is deeply inGrandma, or Gummy, as Van Steelandt refers to with a number of other locally based Etsy vendors. grained in our society as the conduit between the government and you. herself, designs and sews retro and vintage-inspired Saskatoon’s second Etsy Made in Canada pop-up How can you trust the media? Aren’t they all biased and working clothing for little tots, which she sells from her Etsy market will be located inside Ideas Inc — next door under a not-so-secret left-wing agenda? (Or right wing – let’s not online store called Gummy & Doodlebug. to the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market — from 8 a.m. to forget Sun Media). “I have enjoyed sewing for many years,” said 4 p.m. The short answer is that the only person responsible for how Van Steelandt. “Up until this year I made mostly “I have been to many trade shows in the past,” much stock or trust you put into the media you consume is you. craftsy and home decor stuff. Piper inspired me Van Steelandt said. “I have created many crafts and Watching a video reel of a political announcement isn’t exactly to start making vintage children’s clothing. I love home decor items, which I have sold at these types something you’re going to misconstrue. When it comes down to the going into my sewing room and creating pint-sized of venues. I am looking forward to the upcoming line of questioning reporters pose to each candidate, one person’s items of clothing, using different textures, fabrics Etsy Made in Canada market because I think the terrible question is the next person’s million-dollar question. and designs. I try to be very unique in what I make, public needs, to become aware of what there is to I put stock in the fact that reporters put their careers, principles and believe that my style of vintage wear cannot be offer right on their door steps. There is a lot of talent and reputations on the line with every story they put out. But reportfound in stores.” right in Saskatchewan.” ers and media organizations are never going to be perfect, especially Etsy, or Etsy.ca, is an online marketplace offerSaskatoon’s list of participants reveals vendors in a hyper-competitive market that puts a premium on the shallow ing an outlet for shoppers and vendors to buy and that create everything from knitted shawls and hats and sensational (does Peegate ring a bell?). Even if it wasn’t that sell unique, handmade gifts and goods, from art and hand-embroidered artwork to handcrafted soaps way, there will still always be an angle to any story or any question to furniture to vintage fashion, and everything in that is going to annoy some segment of the population. and jewelry. between. It’s up to you to evaluate the reporting of any journalist or news For an online preview of what Saskatoon’s Etsy “I have a love for sewing and creating unique Made in Canada shops will have to offer the day of outlet through the larger lens of agenda, opinion, tone and perspecitems,” said Van Steelandt. “In order to keep my the market, visit www.etsy.com/pages/made-in-can- tive. In other words, contextualize the news you read, and watch and passion going, I had to come up with a way to listen by keeping in mind what has previously been reported by that ada and click on Saskatoon, or you can visit their market my creations. Etsy is one avenue I chose media organization in general, and that reporter in particular. Facebook page (Etsy Made In Canada Saskatoon). JW15577.I21 James Further, understanding media categories is integral. For example, what you are reading right now is not a news story. 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ave you ever wondered whether it is fresh blood or old about the value of blood; if you can bleed support social media? Frankly, from your political foe it is all I’ve never really understood fair game. why people want to share every At what point do we write off intimate, trivial and/or inane damning comments as the folly thought, action or aspect of of youth? I would guess that the their life with the global comyoung Bloc Quebecois candidate munity. probably regrets having recently Years back, my kids insisted quipped that in the event of a that I had to have a Facebook nuclear attack all she would need account so I could share, and is her cellphone, a penis and have shared with me, what is chips. I suspect she was just tryColumnist happening with friends and ing to be witty. However, since it relatives. It sounded good, so they set up was a recent comment, it does speak to her an account for me. Over the years, I think wisdom. I have posted on it a half dozen times and, Are other more serious posts by candiin truth, I don’t know how to properly use dates indicative of unsavoury characters it, but I have enjoyed looking at pictures of that are undeserving of public office? I friends and family. don’t know when, or how old the candidate At first my friend list was just relatives was, who made a YouTube video of himself and good friends, but the difficulty started making crank calls that disparaged mentally when “friend requests” kept popping up. challenged persons and faking orgasms, but It seemed rather rude not to accept the if he isn’t dispatched for his behaviour, then requests. 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‘Industrial’ jewelry pieces
on display at Affinity Gallery Shannon Boklaschuk Saskatoon Express reating jewelry is becoming more popular in the province, says an artist whose work is currently on display in Saskatoon. “I think it’s almost like the new pottery. Back 20 years ago, there was a lot of clay artists; now I think jewelry’s kind of becoming way more popular (than it was in the past),” said Melody Armstrong, who is based in Regina and is a jewelry instructor at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre. People who are interested in exploring the world of art jewelry may want to check out the latest Saskatchewan Craft Council (SCC) exhibition featuring Armstrong’s work, which is currently on display at the Affinity Gallery on Broadway Avenue. The exhibition, entitled Contemporary Jewellery by Melody Armstrong, showcases 44 pieces of wearable works. Armstrong, who studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design, received a Saskatchewan Arts Board grant to prepare a new body of work. Her main goal was to learn some new techniques to introduce to her practice. She describes the resulting pieces included in the exhibition as “quite industrial.” In her artist statement for the show, Armstrong said what “is particularly distinctive about this body of work is its structural form, created to deliberately play with negative and positive space. “My jewelry designs testify to the textural dynamic and technical approach within my practice, seeming to have evolved organically, taking on an industrial influence. The varied interplay of colors and textures creates distinctive contrasts, evoking vividness of exquisite dimensions, which are rich, bold and engaging.” Armstrong said “it feels awesome” to have her first solo jewelry exhibition. “I think sometimes the public views jewelry more as a commercial item, and I’ve tried to kind of push the boundaries to blur craft into fine art,” she said.
“Even though it’s still functional as jewelry, I want it to be more artistic jewelry. I think the way it’s displayed will help that as well.” Mary Lynn Podiluk, a Saskatoon-based art jeweler and goldsmith who served as curator for the exhibition, noted that all of Armstrong’s work is handmade and the predominant material is metal. In her curatorial statement for the exhibition, Podiluk said Armstrong’s work doesn’t adhere to convention, “placing it in the realm of art rather than adornment.” Podiluk said the art jewelry movement is still not very familiar in Saskatchewan, and she referred to Armstrong as one of the pioneers in the province. Podiluk said art jewelry can be displayed in a gallery, and it can also be worn. The work takes on a life of its own when the body is used as a canvas. “Even so, it is not adornment; the piece is its own self-contained experience, encompassing creativity and conceptual design, rather than serving the purpose of defining or enhancing the wearer’s personal style. It is less a status symbol, and rather a statement of expression by both the artist and the wearer. It is within this context that Melody Armstrong’s practice resides,” she wrote in her curatorial statement. Like Armstrong, Podiluk, who graduated from NSCAD University in Nova Scotia in 2012, focuses on art jewelry. Since there have been few previous jewelry exhibitions in Saskatoon, Podiluk is very excited about the current show. “I think it’s an exciting time for Saskatoon, just with our economy and how things are kind of bursting and booming here, that we start to really support and bring to light what art jewelry is, to allow some appreciation to start happening,” she said. Podiluk said she hopes viewers of the exhibition will appreciate the hard work that Armstrong has put into the pieces and that viewers will “pause and consider the details and kind of those small little ele-
Melody Armstrong’s collection includes an enamel star bracelet and a flutted enamelled bracelet (Photos supplied) ments that might get overlooked otherwise.” “The work is small if you compare it to sculpture, let’s say. Often those details are what make it unique.” Podiluk said she admires that Armstrong doesn’t adhere to trends that are approaching the jewelry industry. Rather, Armstrong “fully embraces” the challenge of working with metal, and “has really explored some of the possibilities that metal alone has to offer,” said Podiluk. “So, for example, her chain is all handmade. That’s a very, very time-consuming process, and she’s really exploring the different connections that can be created just with small pieces of metal.” Podiluk said Armstrong’s pieces are “reminiscent of the night sky.” The work is
not high-polished jewelry and is not very reflective, but rather is “very matte and satin with really dark patinas,” said Podiluk. “I think her work is almost reminiscent of moon-lit clouds and metallic surfaces, or twilight. And then other colours that’s she introduced into the work, with her enamels and maybe some of the beaded elements or stringing, would remind me of dancing aurora or a bright morning.” The exhibition runs until Oct. 17 at the Affinity Gallery, located at 813 Broadway Ave. For more information, visit www.saskcraftcouncil.org.
Cam Hutchinson & Friends: A pew with a view
By RJ Currie HL coach Alain Vigneault likened the Rangers of last season to Apollo 13. Mike Babcock tried a similar comparison for the Leafs, but was torn between Chernobyl, Fukushima and Three Mile Island. • Pats’ QB Tom Brady publicly endorsed Donald Trump. Maybe to show support for something full of hot air. • Reuters reports Washington scientists have designed an “invisibility cloak” and have had success making things disappear. Who have they been testing it on, the Nationals? • The final score between two Pennsylvania high-school football teams, Meadville and Dubois, was 107-90. Even more surprising? Both names have a D. • Yesterday my wife tried a new spot remover. Today we can’t find our dog. • A Cleveland-area strip club, protesting a church that pickets it, has been sending strippers to its Sunday services — topless. I’m thinking Johnny Manziel really did find god, but maybe not in rehab.
• MMA fighter Monique Bastos held a would-be robber in a triangle headlock for 15 minutes until police arrived. Or about 14 minutes longer than a Ronda Rousey match. • Did you know Grand Slam curling will now be played in nine months of the year? Who do they think they are, the NHL? • Presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley recently flipped, coming out against the TPA trade deal with 11 nations. Speaking of trade relations, many of us would like to. • Denver beat the Chiefs, thereby winning an NFL-record 13th straight division away game. These guys have had more laughs on the road than Bob and Bing. • Note to Toronto sports fans: Stop throwing caps onto the field to celebrate three homers by a Blue Jay like a hat-trick. It might give Detroit fans ideas. RJ’s Groaner of the Week The footwear Roger Bannister wore in running the first sub-fourminute-mile fetched $409,344 at auction. After bidding, the auctioneer held up the shoes and said “Soled.”
Views of the World Pacman’s rain becomes a drizzle
espite blaring headlines about the tough call the Roughriders had to make in picking a starting quarterback, there really was no call at all. The players on the field should always be the ones that give you the best chance of winning. You owe that to your fans. • TC Chong, on Tom Brady endorsing Donald Trump: “NFL commish Roger Goodell immediately checked to see if that is cause for a suspension.” • Janice Hough, on North Korea threatening the U.S. with nuclear attack, saying they are ready to use weapons at any time: “I assume there’s a PlayStation involved.” • Torben Rolfsen, on a glitch in Madden NFL 16 that results in a nine-minute scramble for a fumble: “I called for a coach’s challenge, and the video review is in its 24th hour.” • Bill Littlejohn, on Adam (Pacman) Jones being fined $35,000 for slamming Amari Cooper’s head into his own helmet: “Four strip clubs in the Cincinnati area immediately announced layoffs.” • The $10 million PK Subban is donating to a Montreal children’s hospital is the amount Phil Kessel will make this year. Which one has more bang for the buck? • I was about to join the social media masses and dump on the highly annoying Trent Dilfer, but he did make some interesting points as a colour commentator. • Chong, on Richard Davis of Florida winning $10 million in the state lottery by using numbers he got from a fortune cookie: “In related news, a
worker at a fortune cookie company is suing for 50 per cent of the winnings.” • From Hough: “What an amazing story about the Muslim student who was accused of building a bomb when he had only built a clock. You have to wonder these days how many students can even read a clock?” • From Rolfsen: “The Chiefs’ Andy Reid is well known as a time-management moron. He needs to hire Ahmed Mohamed, the ninth-grade clock kid.” • From Littlejohn: “Someone mentioned Tim Tebow as a QB the Raiders could pursue if Derek Carr’s injury keeps him out for a long period: “Talk about sending a dinghy to rescue the Titanic.” • I am often quick to criticize, but I really like the Roughriders game-day coverage on CKOM. • Three things I liked about the San Francisco 49ers home opener: 3. Their new uniforms; 2. Running back Carlos Hyde; 1. No players were arrested or retired. • Rolfsen, on the Detroit Red Wings implementing a clear-bag policy this season: “Any bags entering Joe Louis Arena must be see-through. Some L.A. Kings won’t like that.” • When did Blue Jays announcers Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler become such homers? I’ve recently heard Tabler using the “we” word. • From @JoseCanseco: “Where in the world does the water go the opposite way down the toilet?” Who knew Canseco was such a deep thinker?
Piano Fridays with David Fong, The Bassment, 202 Fourth Ave. North, 4:30 to 7:15 p.m. No cover. ***** Toronto’s Zachary Lucky has returned from summer tours in the United Kingdom and United States and he will be introducing material from his new CD, Zachary Lucky Sings Copper Kettle and Dublin Blues. The Roots OCTOBER 1 concert starts at 9 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets - $15 for SJS members, $20 for non-members. Golden Heart Awards Dinner and Silent Auction at the Western Development Museum. It’s a SEPTEMBER 26 fundraiser for Amy McClure House (an interdeThe Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra launches nominational assisted living facility for seniors). its season, with Eric Paetkau embracing the Awards recognize volunteers in the community role as conductor. Saskatoon’s Samuel Deason that make significant contributions to the will play Piano Concerto No. 2 by Shostakovich quality of life for seniors. Reception at 5:30 as one of the featured selections. The second p.m.; dinner at 6:15 p.m. Guest speaker is Jeff half attraction will be New World Symphony O’Brien, the City’s archivist. Tickets are $100, by Dvorak. 7:30 p.m. TCU Place. Tickets range with a $50 tax receipt. For more information or from $60 to $14. to purchase a ticket, call the McClure Church ***** office at 306-373-1753. Hot Club Saskatoon and Styles Montreux, OCTOBER 2 aka Ross Nykiforuk, will serve up gypsy-jazz Saskatoon Senior Fitness Association swing music, with the release of a new CD. Saskatoon Sport District will hold its Annual Nykiforuk will be playing the Hammond B3. General Meeting on at Preston Park II RetireTim Campbell leads the group, Shelley Ewing ment Centre, 118 Armistice Way. Registration is will be the guest vocalist. 8 p.m. start. The Bassment. Tickets - $17 for SJS members, $22 at 1 p.m. with the meeting starting at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments served. For more information call for non-members. Sheldon Kraus 306-242-9452.
SASKATOONEXPRESS - September 21-27, 2015 - Page 19 of Egbert and 109th Street in Sutherland). Gluten-free options. Cost: $6 per person. Social includes dessert with ice cream and beverages. Take-home desserts for sale. For more info: Kathy Chase at 306-652-0023 or email@example.com. ***** St. Mary’s Parish harvest supper (211 – Ave. O South). 5 p.m. One sitting only. Adults: $15. Children 5-10: $6. Tickets are available at the Parish Office – weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (306-244-2983).
Harpdog Brown, winner of the 2014 Maple Blues award as harmonica player of the year, and Little Victor, also a harmonica player, guitarist and singer, combine for a night of blues classics and originals. Show time is 8 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets - $17 for SJS members, $22 for non-members.
OCTOBER 2-3 The Canadian Prairie Lily Society (CPLS) annual lily bulb sale. Lawson Heights Mall. Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Funds raised through the bulb sale are used to provide two scholarships for students studying Horticulture at the University of Saskatchewan and a bursary for students studying Horticulture at the Olds College of Agriculture in Olds, Alta.
The Saskatoon Branch of Save the Children – Canada will hold its first meeting of the year from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Edwards Family Centre. The branch is urgently seeking new members and prospective volunteers are cordially invited to attend the meeting. A light lunch will be served. For information, please contact Dr. Mel Hosain at 306-373-9877 or, preferably, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Global March for Elephants and Rhinos. 11:30-1:30. River Landing (by the amphitheater). Please join us in adding Saskatoon to the international chorus of people who want to raise awareness about the poaching of elephants and rhinos! Free event. For more information, call Jody at 306-653-0065 or visit www.MarchForElephants.org.
St. Ann’s Auxiliary will be holding a Harvest tea at Holy Spirit Parish Hall from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Raffles, 50/50 draw, prize parade, door prizes and fellowship. $3 admittance. St. Ann’s Auxiliary raises funds for projects provide enhancement for the residents of St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village. Raffle tickets are available through Margaret Schwab at 306-374-4214.
The Saskatoon Spinners and Weavers Guild welcomes members and non-members to its meeting on at 7 p.m. at Mayfair United Church, 902 33rd Street West.
SEPTEMBER 26 The second annual Nuit Blanche Saskatoon will bring Riversdale to life with over 25 artistic installations ranging from the surreal to the exciting. In conjunction with Culture Days, the festival is a chance for citizens of all ages to engage with and enjoy Saskatoon’s thriving arts scene, and offers the unique experience of exploring Saskatoon’s public space late into the night in a safe and fun environment. Nuit Blanche runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. ***** . Remai Modern TURN OUT: Remai Modern will be taking over the space at Drift Cafe & Lounge at 8 p.m. until late as part of Saskatoon’s Nuit Blanche late night art festival. This TURN OUT will feature an outdoor screening of the short film Night Mayor, by the provocative director Guy Maddin, & live music by The Avulsions & Wasted Cathedral. We will also be launching our second MIXTAPE in the series, with a playlist created by Guy Maddin himself. Dj’s from Saskatoon’s Sunglasses. After Dark crew will be spinning in the third-floor lounge. Visit remaimodern.org/prelaunch for more details.
SEPTEMBER 27 Multiple Myeloma March – to raise awareness of this rare incurable blood cancer. The march begins at the Education Building on the U of S campus. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the march at 10 a.m. No registration fee. For more details visit www.myelomamarch.ca or call 306- 242-2703. All proceeds to Myeloma Canada. ***** The second annual Climb Mount Blackstrap in support of NASHI’s work is taking place at 1 p.m. This is a Family Event - when you reach the top of the mountain you will declare freedom for those who are unable to do so. This event raises awareness of human trafficking in the world, in our country, and in our community. Your involvement helps girls and women find hope and freedom for their lives. Pledges:$30 individuals; $50 family; $100 business/organization/team. To participate, call Betti at (306) 222-7441, or email your first name, last name and phone number to email@example.com ***** Cobblers, Crisps and Coffee Cake Social at noon at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (corner
OCTOBER 4 St. George’s Cathedral fall supper. St. George’s Auditorium: 4:30 and 6 p.m. sittings. Adults $15, 6-12 $10, 5 and under free. Advance tickets only, deadline Sept. 30. Call 306-6643459, 306-382-7657 or 306-249-0493 for tickets. ***** Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish is hosting its annual turkey supper at the parish hall (1007 Windsor Street). There will be two sittings: 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. For tickets, call Muriel at 665-9103 or 280-4219. Adults: $12; Children 5 – 12 years: $5; Children under 5: By donation.
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Pet Loss Support Group offers support and comfort to people who are struggling with the loss of a beloved companion animal due to old age, sickness or other reasons. The no-obligation support group meets at 2 p.m. at the W.A. Edwards Centre, 333 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon. For more information or telephone support, call 306343-5322.
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, Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information including locations visit www.oa.org.
Bridge City Senioraction Inc: Classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration is $20, drop-in fee is $2. For information, call Sheila at 306-931-8053 or Kathy at 306-244-0587.
Saskatoon International Folkdance Club meets Thursdays at 7 pm in Albert Community Centre (Rm. 13, 610 Clarence Ave. S.). Learn dances First Monday of every month from many countries. First night is free. (306) Saskatoon Ostomy Association meetings at 7:30 374-0005; www.sifc.awardspace.com p.m. at Mayfair United Church. Meetings are held ***** on the first Monday of the month except when Le Choeur des plaines welcomes you to sing and there is a holiday. If so, meetings are on the socialize in French each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at second Monday. L’École canadienne française at 1407 Albert AvFirst Tuesday of every month enue. The choir is directed by Michael Harris and accompanied by Rachel Fraser. All who wish to Left Behind by Suicide is a drop-in support group sustain or practice their French are welcome. For for individuals who have lost a loved one to more information, call Rachel at 306-343-6641 suicide. Located at W.A. Edwards Family Centre, or Jean at 306-343-9460. 333 4th Ave. North, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is ***** no cost to attend. For more information, email Karousels Dance Club - choreographed ballroom firstname.lastname@example.org. dancing. New dancers classes Sept. 18, 25, Oct. ***** 2. Cotinues to April at Albert Community Centre, FROMI - Friends and Relatives of People with second floor. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For information, Mental Illness meetings will run from 7:30 p.m. call 306-290-5486. to 9:30 p.m. at W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 First and Third Wednesday of Fourth Avenue North (wheelchair accessible). the month If you have a loved one or friend with a mental illness and you need understanding support, con- Resporados support group for people with breathing difficulties taking place at 1:30 p.m. at Mayfair tact Carol at 306-249-0693, Linda at 306-9332085, Lois at 306-242-7670 or e-mail fromisk@ United Church (33rd Street West). For more information, contact Debbie at 306-664-4992. gmail.com.
Depression Support Group runs on the first and third Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 p.m. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER to 8 p.m. at the CMHA building (1301 Avenue P Design your dream yard with Gardens Four North). This is open to anyone struggling with deSeasons. Throughout the month, a chance pression and family members wanting to support will be offered to professionally design the landscape for your yard. $299 for five sessions. them. For more info, call 306-270-9181. ***** For more information, contact Denise at 306St. George’s Senior Citizen’s Club (1235 20th St. 244-0049 or visit gardensfourseasons.com. West) have bingos and Kaiser from noon until 4 EVERY THIRD WEDNESDAY p.m. The club is campaigning for new members The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends in Saswho are 55+. Memberships are $5 per year with katoon has a support circle using integrative discounts included. For further info call 306-384healing based on the teaching of Bruno Groen- 4644 or 306-716-0204. ing open to all without charge. Contact circle. Third Thursday email@example.com, 306-664-3331.
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The Saskatoon Prostate Cancer Support Group meets every month except July and August at Schizophrenia Society of Saskatoon Family 7:30 p.m. in the W. A. Edwards Family Centre, Support Group will run from 7:30pm to 9:00pm across from the Saskatoon Funeral Home. For at the W.A Edwards Family Centre, 333 Fourth more information call Murray Hill at 306-242Avenue North. The group is attended entirely 5893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. by family members and friends of people living Second Wednesday with schizophrenia and related disorders. For of the Month more information contact, email: ssswellnesFriendship Force International, Saskatoon and email@example.com or call 306-374-2224 Area Club is an organization of more than 360 First Saturday of every clubs in more than 50 countries throughout the month world. FFI allows you to enjoy economical travel The MindFULL Café, part of the international while forging new friendships with club members Alzheimer Café movement, provides an opfrom around the world. For more information, visit portunity to meet in a relaxed social setting for www.thefriendshipforce.org. To attend a meeting persons with dementia, family, care partners contact Lynne Stade at 306-933-4835 or lstade@
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Newcomers’ Club The Saskatoon Newcomers’ Club welcomes new female residents in the Saskatoon area, as well as those who have recently undergone a significant change in lifestyle (such as relationship status, retirement, or becoming a new parent). A new resident is defined as 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saskatoon Mood Disorder Support Group The Saskatoon mood disorder support group for people with bi-polar, depression and other related mental health problem meets at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at 323 Fourth Ave. South (south entrance) at 7:30 p.m. For more information call Al at 306-716-0836 or Lindi at 306-491-9398.
Card Games Cosmo Senior Centre (614 11th Street East): 1:30 on Monday (Kaiser), Wednesday (Whist) and Friday (Kaiser and crib). 1 p.m. on Tuesday (Bridge) and Thursday (Bridge).
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CANADA WIDE CLEARANCE
JUST GOT BETTER!
0 84 10,380 %
OR UP TO
FOR UP TO
IN TOTAL VALUE†
INCLUDES $1,000 OWNER CASH¥ AND $750 PACKAGE DISCOUNT
ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH ON SELECT MODELS††
ON SELECT 2015 MODELS
2015 GMC SIERRA 1500 DOUBLE CAB 2WD 1SA
0 84 $ 10,380 %
FOR UP TO
MONTHS* ON SELECT 2015 MODELS.
+ $5,000 IN FINANCE CREDIT‡‡ OR UP TO
NHTSA 5-STAR OVERALL VEHICLE SCORE FOR SAFETY **
IN TOTAL VALUE† ON OTHER MODELS
INCLUDES $1,000 OWNER CASH¥ AND $750 PACKAGE DISCOUNT
SIERRA 1500 DOUBLE CAB 1SA MODEL SHOWN
2015 GMC TERRAIN SLE-1 AWD
0 84 $ 5,450 %
FOR UP TO
MONTHS* ON SELECT 2015 MODELS.
+ $2,250 IN FINANCE CREDITˆ OR UP TO
TOTAL CASH CREDIT‡ ON OTHER MODELS
GMC TERRAIN WAS NAMED A 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK BY IIHS
INCLUDES $750 OWNER CASH¥ AND $500 SEPTEMBER BONUS††
TERRAIN SLE-1 AWD MODEL SHOWN
2015 GMC ACADIA SLE-1 AWD
FOR UP TO
+ $750 IN OWNER CASH¥ OR
MONTHS* ON SELECT 2015 MODELS.
NHTSA 5-STAR OVERALL VEHICLE SCORE FOR SAFETY **
TOTAL CASH CREDIT‡ ON OTHER MODELS
INCLUDES $750 OWNER CASH¥
ACADIA SLE-1 AWD MODEL SHOWN
ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH
ON NOW AT YOUR PRAIRIE GMC DEALERS. PRAIRIEGMC.COM 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the finance of a 2015 Sierra 1500 Double Cab 2WD 1SA, Terrain SLE-1 AWD, Acadia SLE-1 AWD. License, insurance, registration, administration fees, dealer fees, PPSA and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in Prairie GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. * Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered between September 1 and September 30, 2015. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 84 months on select new or demonstrator 2015 GMC vehicles excluding Yukon, Yukon XL, Sierra 2500 HD Diesel, Savana, Canyon 2SA and Canyon 4x4. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $45,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $535.71 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $45,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight, air tax ($100, if applicable) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA/movable property registry fees, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers may sell for less. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. † $10,380 is a combined total credit consisting of a $3,000 manufacturer-to-dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) $5,195 Cash Credit (tax exclusive) available on 2015 GMC Sierra Double Cab 1SA 4WD models, $1,000 Owner Cash (tax inclusive), $750 manufacturer-to-dealer Elevation Package Discount Credit (tax exclusive) for 2015 Sierra 1SA Elevation Edition with 5.3L Engine and a $435 manufacturer-to-dealer cash credit (tax exclusive) on any 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Double Cab AWD with a 5.3L engine, which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $5,195 credit, which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model. ** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). ‡‡ $5,000 is a combined credit consisting of a $1,000 Owner Cash (tax inclusive), $3,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2015 Sierra 1500 Double Cab and a $1,000 manufacturer to dealer finance cash (tax exclusive) for a 2015 Sierra 1500 which is available for finance offers only and cannot be combined with special lease rates and cash purchase. ‡ $5,450/$4,750 is a combined total credit consisting of $500/$0 September Bonus (tax inclusive), $750/$750 Owner Cash (tax inclusive) and a $4,200/$4,000 manufacturer to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive) for a 2015 Terrain SLE-1 FWD/Acadia SLE-1 FWD, which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $4,200/$4,000 credit which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model and cash credit excludes Terrain SLE-1 AWD/Acadia SLE-1 AWD. ^ $2,250 is a combined credit consisting of $500 September Bonus (tax inclusive), $750 Owner Cash (tax inclusive) and $1,000 manufacturer to dealer finance cash (tax exclusive) for a 2015 Terrain which is available for finance offers only and cannot be combined with special lease rates and cash purchase.†† Offer available to retail customers in Canada only. $500 Bonus Cash applies to new 2015 GMC Sierra LD Crew Cab, Terrain delivered between September 16th and September 30th 2015. The $500 bonus cash includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. Limited time offers, which may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See dealer for details. ¥ Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer car that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year GMC SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between September 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $750 credit available on eligible GMC vehicles (except Canyon 2SA, Sierra 1500 and HD); $1,000 credit available on all GMC Sierras. Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. Void where prohibited. See your GMCL dealer for details. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice.