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Fairies on the Prairies


New book explores queer history

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Valerie Korinek, a professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Science, has written Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985. (Photo by Simmone Horwitz)

By Shannon Boklaschuk he origins of a University of Saskatchewan professor’s new book can be traced back to a Post-it Note. Valerie Korinek, a professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Science, has written Prairie Fairies: A


Although the book has just been published, it got its start back in 1996, when Korinek first arrived at the U of S from the University of Toronto. It was then that she received a Post-it Note from one of her former colleagues in the history department, the now-retired professor Gary Hanson,

which included two names and “the cryptic comment, ‘You should contact these people. You’d find them interesting,’” Korinek recalled. Because Korinek was busy with her new academic post, it wasn’t until April 1997 that she called up U of S librarian Neil Richards, whose name was included on the note. Richards — an activist who posthumously received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in April 2018 — had made it his life’s work to preserve, gather and document the heritage of LGBTQ communities. Between 1985 and 2015, Richards entrusted his enormous collection of LGBTQ archives to the U of S library. It was one of the earliest and largest collections of LGBTQ interest to be acquired by a Canadian public archive. “I met Neil and I was completely blown away by the stuff he had donated to the Saskatchewan Archives Board, to the University Archives. Ten minutes into that maybe hourlong conversation, it was readily apparent to me that nobody had used the materials and this was a huge gift that he had given the province and the university,” Korinek said. “Basically, he had kept every single piece of paper about gay and lesbian organizing in the Western region since those groups started in the early ’70s, and he had cut out articles from the newspaper from the moment he arrived in the city (from Ontario). Neil had also gone and volunteered at the Lesbian and Gay Archives in Toronto and so, as part of that arrangement, he photocopied a lot of materials that they had and brought them back to Saskatoon. “So, when I saw how much material was here, (I knew) what a great social and regional and urban history it would be of queer people in the Prairies. I didn’t have very much familiarity with the Prairies before I moved here, and had assumed, stereotypically like everyone does, if you grow up gay or lesbian in the Prairies — which was how people referred to themselves then; queer now — you would just move. You would move to Vancouver, you’d move to Toronto, you’d move to Montreal. So I gradually began to realize as I went about my weekly life well, no, people hadn’t moved, and here was all of this documentation.” Around the same time that she met with Richards, Korinek had been working on her book Roughing it in the Suburbs: (Continued on page 7)

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n the wall behind my desk at Express headquarters is a framed copy of the front page of our first edition. It is dated June 13, 2011. The Express turns lucky seven this week. Luck isn’t the right word. We have had many talented and hard-working people at the Express over the years. We believe in serving our readers and advertisers to the best of our ability. Our first meeting was at the Saskatoon Club. It was interesting in that we didn’t know who all had made the final cut and was on the team. It was pretty cool seeing the quality of people who entered the room one after another. Many of us had ties to The StarPhoenix. Five of us quit the SP in the weeks leading up to that first edition. I was the first to resign. As I was carrying my box of memories out of the SP, I stopped at James Weinmaster’s office and made a comment that included the word express. We smiled and off I went into the unknown. To take a step back, Express publisher Dale Brin had asked me to meet him in late April 2011. Dale was a former publisher of the SP and a person I respected. We believe in the value of the printed word and newspapers serving their communities. The day he called, I had no idea why he invited me to have lunch. Had he found one of my old expense claims in his pocket? Our first meeting was at Grainfields on Circle Drive. The next one was at Earls. After that meeting, I “slept on it” and then signed up. I never felt it was a risk; I have always thought of this as an opportunity. I had never imagined leaving the StarPhoenix though. I had been there for 33-plus years and thought I would get a watch, have a piece of cake and out the door I would go with a lump in my throat and a smile on my face. Life takes many twists and turns. I have written this before and will write it again. These have been the best seven years of my career. During my last 20

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years at The StarPhoenix, I hadn’t done much writing beyond compiling a Saturday sports “humour” column. I remember sitting at my desk at the Express in the month leading up to the first edition and thinking, “My gawd, I have to write features and columns.” Since then, I have written more than 325 columns in this space. The hardest part of writing a column is coming up with an idea. The hardest part of writing a good column is having someone other than me write it. Our group of freelancers has been tremendous. Ned Powers, Ken Noskye, Tammy Robert, Elaine Hnatyshyn and Shannon Boklaschuk have been here from the start or within a couple of months of the start. Tammy hasn’t missed writing a column in all the weeks we have been in business. She has written from all kinds of places and in all kinds of situations. Despite our friendship, Ken played hardball. He called it a “squeeze play.” Thank goodness he came along for the ride. Elaine has been the foremost watchdog on city hall. Like I have said before; when she misses a couple of weeks, readers will phone and/or email to see what is going on. People have suggested she run for mayor. She isn’t going to. Ned is Ned. He knows the community like no other. His storytelling and story ideas have been a blessing. I admire and respect him for his passion and commitment and mentorship and friendship. The first few editions of the Express weren’t the cleanest. I admit I am not a great copy editor — commas and semicolons kill me. I write short sentences because I don’t know how to use a semicolon. I figure it is best to put in a period in and start again. I phoned Shannon. She has brought outstanding copy editing and featurewriting skills to the paper. We feature her writing on our entertainment pages every week. She is also contributing articles in

Ned Powers had the honour of writing our first cover story. her role as the communications co-ordinator in the College of Arts and Science at the U of S. A few years into our run, Joanne Paulson became available. You make room for a person of her calibre. She is about as well-rounded as a journalist can be, having been business editor and entertainment editor at The StarPhoenix, as well as editor of the Western Producer. What a catch for us. With Shannon busy with a young family and her career, Joanne has taken over the copy-editing duties. We haven’t — or rarely have — missed a comma. Steve Gibb, a former SP editor and good friend, has helped us out with photography and editing. He’s also a great sounding board. Here we are after seven years and I’m still having the time of my life. Thank you to the people I work with, our readers and our advertisers. It takes all of you to make this work.

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Saskatoon woman covering breaking news in New York


n short order, Natalie Dudgrandfather Lew was full of dridge has risen through drive and determination, he North American televibecame president of every orsion ranks from early learning ganization he ever joined and experiences at CTV Saskatoon he pushed people to higher to today’s role as an anchorlevels,” said Duddridge. reporter with CBS in New The path to New York took York. her through CTV affiliates at After shadowing the Sudbury and Ottawa, CITY Saskatoon reporters for two TV in Toronto, and then the summers in between univerAmerican breakthroughs came sity studies, Duddridge got a with New York 1, an indepencall one day from Doug Lett dent station, before landing People in Saskatoon, offering her a at CBS five months ago. The three-month position in the CBS station is in the same newsroom. building as the national network and her And then came her first live, on-loca- daily audience includes New York, New tion challenge. Jersey and parts of Connecticut. “The newsroom called and said there “Back in 2010, I was offered a posiwas breaking news from City Hall tion as a website producer in Saskatoon that Victoria Bridge was going to be but opted for CTV Sudbury, where I had shut down in 2010 and Doug needed applied. Among my most interesting a reporter at the scene. It was in my interviews were NDP leader Jack Layton neighbourhood because I grew up just and author Margaret Atwood. Sudbury down Saskatchewan Crescent west of the is a mining town. One day there was a bridge,” said Duddridge. mining death and miners described to me “I called my dad, who contacted a what it was like to pull the rocks off a couple of engineers about the implicadead friend.” tions of closing the bridge, and then two After a year and a half in Sudbury, councillors came to be interviewed at the her next choice would be between offers site. The assignment was a confidence from Ottawa and Edmonton. builder for me. It was the big story of “I chose Ottawa in 2012 because I the day and I know it is still a continuliked the political climate. I was able to ing story,” said Duddridge, knowing the meet Chris Hadfield, not long after he rebridge was demolished in 2016 and is turned from space. One day there was a now in the process of being rebuilt. shooting at a day care centre in Gatineau Television has been somewhat of a and I was on the air every 10 minutes fairy tale success story for the Saskatoon from the site as well as doing special reHoly Cross graduate, who performed, ports to affiliates and with Sandi Rinaldo sang and danced before attending on the national news. It was my chalSheridan College in Toronto and the lenge to paint the emotions of people at Performing Arts College in Victoria. Her the scene, too.” experience at CTV Saskatoon dictated After a year and a half in Ottawa, she a change in education plans and she joined CITY TV in Toronto. finished with a journalism degree from “That was at a time when Rob Ford Ryerson University. was the mayor of Toronto. He really Her ability in stage productions pro- changed the landscape for reporters. vided an appropriate presence in front of He didn’t call news conferences. They TV cameras. She was always inquisitive, just happened. You never knew what he a trait she learned from her parents and was going to say. The attitude changed grandfather. towards journalists at that time too, and “When my dad Allan drove me to people in the crowd started yelling and school, he’d always tell me to ask lots blaming us even though we were just doof questions. My mom, Renee, was the ing our jobs. People considered him Tomost inquisitive person I knew. My ronto’s parallel figure to Donald Trump,


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whom I would later cover in New York.” The chance to work at New York 1 in August 2015 was a result of the time and encouragement she received while serving an internship there during her Ryerson studies. “It was a very cool internship. There were still people at New York 1 that I met while I interned. It was like coming back to a family. It was like another great adventure was falling into my lap. The political scene is filled with bold characters and they operate in a dramatic world. “I’ve been in more scrums than I’d like. There are so many reporters. Sometimes you get on your hands and knees to get closer to the front, sometimes you have to throw an elbow.” Now with CBS, Duddridge is up by 2:30 a.m., on location two hours later and works until early afternoon Mondays through Fridays. “The variety in stories is awesome. I remember one afternoon when I was

covering an event in the toughest part of New York, then covering the debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at night. There are lots of stories about racial tension and tough neighbourhoods in New York. The pace of the day’s work is hectic.” But occasionally, there’s something that reminds her of Saskatoon. “On Memorial Day, I interviewed a 102-year-old pilot who had been in the Second World War, one of the oldest survivors from that war who is still alive. He reminded me of my grandfather.” Grandfather Lew, who turned 100 just recently, was a farmer, a political figure around Hanley, a member of the Saskatchewan legislature and the author of five books. One of them was The Flying Duddridges, which told the stories of how he and his brother, Len, flew with the RCAF in the Second World War and how he met Hilda Maude Thomas, a Welsh girl, in 1945. They have been married for 73 years.

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City looks after its own first and foremost

he good news is that I do understand that when administration is a water line breaks, crews projecting increased may be working late to revenues of $11.21 million restore essential services to for the 2019 budget. The bad affected residents. But I don’t news is that they announced understand why the Remai a spending increase of $18.6 Modern building manager million to maintain services doubled his annual salary in 2019. because of overtime paid in Having just barely recovpreparation for the art gallery ered from the shock of our opening last fall. 2018 tax bill, I went down The staffing for the new for the count again when it gallery has increased, the Columnist was reported that council was old gallery was closed, and going to start early deliberations for the everyone was on the payroll from the 2019 budget and had a starting point of beginning of the year or longer. Apa 4 to 4.5 per cent tax increase. parently, this problem was solved by Apparently starting the budget hiring an additional building operator. deliberations earlier will give council So instead of a questionable one-time more time to plan spending priorities, overtime cost, we will have the equivaalthough a 3.16 per cent increase is nec- lent amount paid annually and therefore essary just to maintain the status quo. have ongoing increased operating costs. What are some of those services and Former general manager of corporate where is the money being spent? performance, Catherine Gryba, pockAside from the substantial growth in eted a cool $416,672 in 2017, purportthe employee plus-$100,000 earnings edly the largest single employee payout club, overtime was on the increase. In in the city’s history. 2017, $14.1 million was paid in overChief Financial Officer Kerry Tarsoff time. stated that figure included an “addition-


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al contractual payment” of $220,000, which I assume was severance pay since Gryba hinted that she did not leave of her own accord. I’m just surprised that the city actually fired anyone. Then there was the promotion of Jeff Jorgenson to city manager. He starts at $256,000 plus performance and retention bonuses. He will receive a performance bonus of eight per cent ($20,480) in his first year and possibly another 10 per cent bonus ($25,600) if he delivers on the goals established by council. We should assume he is getting these bonuses which will put him up to $302,080, plus $22,500 towards his retirement plan for a total package of $324,580. Jorgenson is 48 years old. If he stays with the city until retirement age of 65, it is going to cost taxpayers $5,517,860 at his current rate. But this is just the starting point, and we don’t have a clue what a retention bonus is. What gets me is that, like former city manager Murray Totland, he is an engineer and he does not have a finance or human resource background. If it doesn’t work out he will topple Gryba from her perch as the employee with the largest payout in the city’s history. These few examples are just the tip of the iceberg, but they portray the culture at city hall. What no one seems to consider is that the folks footing the bills come nowhere close to earning those dollars. The average salary in Saskatoon is $52,000, although there is a large percentage of city residents that earn far less. But city hall takes care of itself and the attitude starts with council. Councillors pay themselves a salary of roughly $55,000, one-third of which is tax free. According to the Saskatchewan Tax Calculator, the tax-free benefit means a councillor will only pay $5,139

in income taxes on a $55,000 salary. On the other hand, the average taxpayer earning $52,000 will pay $9,228 in income tax. Clearly council is not near the $100,000 club, but it is nudging forward when you add on all the perks and additional benefits they are entitled to claim. Nor does the city take into account that this is a second income for many of the councillors. However, it might reflect their nonchalant attitude to increasing property taxes. We should expect to pay skilled labour appropriately for their services, but I don’t buy into the pitch that if we don’t pay these wages then city employees will leave for greener pastures. Jorgensen left the city’s employ a while back for a position in the private sector and returned in short order to the comfort of a lucrative city job. Clearly Gryba was not interested in vacating her job for private sector employment. And city councillors rarely voluntarily leave elected office because of the pay scale. When councillors start budget deliberations for 2019, we can hope they remember that taxpayers got hit again for the now annual 9.5 per cent increase in water rates, that at last glance the rate of inflation is less than 3.16 per cent and that the average taxpayers’ earnings have not increased proportionally to property tax increases. In short, we are suffering from tax fatigue. Let’s hope council keeps this in mind when it considers tacking user fees on essential services like garbage, possibly adding on another fee for organic bins, shifting business tax to residential or entertaining massively expensive capital projects. And when council deliberates its spending priorities, maybe it can consider some spending reductions.

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f you have ever wondered, part questioning how 1,500 as I have, whether Donald of these children have gone Trump is stupid, insane or missing since last November. evil, the most recent refugee The United Nations has called disaster has finally decided for an immediate stop to the my vote. process. It was bad enough under “The U.S. should immeBarack Obama, a president I diately halt this practice of admired and whose policies, separating families and stop in the main, I supported. Now, criminalizing what should the U.S. has transformed its at most be an administrative refugee policy into a human offence — that of irregular Columnist rights violation of epic proentry or stay in the U.S.,” U.N. portions. human rights spokeswoman Until a few months ago, when refugees Ravina Shamdasani said in Geneva, as attempted to cross the American border quoted in The Globe and Mail. without appropriate documents, they “Entering a country without the relevant would be held in a family detention cen- papers should not be a criminal offence . . . tre, along with their children. Bad enough. so these people should not be detained.” Now, adult refugees are dragged off to Also notable here is that the United adult-only jails. Their children are held States is the only country in the world — in detention, such as Walmart stores with the world — that has not ratified the U.N. papered-over windows. This has been Convention on the Rights of the Child. going on since October; but the horror and Despite not signing on, U.N. refugee revulsion occurring among Americans, agency spokesman William Spindler pundits, and possibly all other human said that the fact people are coming beings, is now raging because Trump’s from countries where they are experiadministration made this practice policy encing violence, and may be persecuted as of May. by gangs, would give them the right to Attorney General Jeff Sessions has receive international protection. declared that the U.S. will prosecute all Quite apart from violating every undocumented adults and hold them with- international tenet of refugee protection, out their children. the United States is violating every basic According to news reports, U.S. auhumanitarian value I can think of. Those thorities have already taken 700 children children are already vulnerable and have away from their parents, including at potentially seen terrible things in their least 100 babies and toddlers. Shelters are home countries. Once they reach the already full, so the American government U.S., they are torn from their parents and plans to hold the children on military often kept in massive cages for three days bases, for pity’s sake. They’re expecting before being moved to detention centres. — hold your stomach — to seize and then Can you even imagine that happening to house hundreds of children per week. your family? These children, many no And why? These evil morons are hop- more than babes in arms, will be traumaing the policy will frighten refugees away tized for life. from U.S. borders and keep them at home. And the parents. What have they done, “If you don’t want your child sepathat they deserve jail? rated, then don’t bring them across the Donald Trump has declared war on border illegally,” Sessions has said. “It’s refugees to his country. While I have not our fault that somebody does that.” previously laughed at his illiteracy, idiIt’s true the U.S. has for a few years ocy, pompous posing, and stormed at his debated how to manage a particularly ridiculous management of the economy; large influx of refugees from Central while I have hated him for other illegal America due to gang warfare in counactivities like sexual assault and almost tries like Guatamala, Honduras and El certainly undemocratically messing with Salvador. The wave started to crash over the election; while I have long thought he American borders in 2014, and granted, it is one of the most revolting and miserable has been difficult to manage. But this . . . creatures on Earth, this is it. This is where this is unfathomable. I cross the line. The Economist has said the decision This man is evil. Whether history is “unprecedented in American history places him in the ranks of previous dictaor international practice,” which may be tors and warmongers remains to be seen; true; others have said the Trump adminis- but there has certainly never been such a tration is not the first to separate families. force for evil emanating from a country Either way, the practice is on the rise and that once claimed to welcome the huddled abhorrent. masses. That has always claimed to be the The Toronto Star is among those call- greatest democracy on Earth. ing the situation “illegal and horrific.” That has perhaps never really been true, Twitter is overwhelmed with people using but Trump’s presidency has absolutely the hashtag #WhereAreTheChildren, in quashed any notion that it might have been.

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Saskatoon Opera gives La Bohème a meaningful modern update

Joanne Paulson Saskatoon Express n 1996, the musical Rent hit Broadway. It was a massive, instant success — a blockbuster modern production inspired by a blockbuster opera. That opera was Puccini’s La Bohème, without dispute one of the greatest operatic works ever written. The music is magnificent, of course; but the theme of starving artists fighting illness and finding love is timeless and touching. This year, Saskatoon Opera presents La Bohème with, perhaps, just a touch of Rent: it’s a “completely contemporary” production led by the vision of director Charles Peters. “People will see things that they recognize in a way they don’t always with operas,” said Peters in an interview. “Our intention is to put us right at home, in the world we’re familiar with and we recognize.” As he read the story and familiarized himself with the show, he asked himself why La Bohème is so timeless, so universal. “The beauty of the music is a given, but what is it about the story that keeps us coming back? The poverty is something I see today just as when the story was (originally) set,” Peters said. For example, a character dies because she


can’t afford treatment for her illness. While Canadians do have access to medicare, we must also pay for things such as prescription drugs — and many people can’t afford it, said Peters. “The things most likely to determine how healthy we are, are do we have a home. Do we have an education. Do we have access to healthy food. We haven’t moved beyond that,” he said. “Those things resonated with me. Everything we’ve done with this opera, we’ve kept that in the back of our minds. “Beauty and tragedy go hand in hand. They aren’t opposites.” The staging will also hold familiarity, including winter scenes and inspirations from various Canadian locations. There will also be “a lot of projections and some of them are gorgeous, too.” Peters won’t say much more about the set, but noted “the design will be very different from what opera-going and theatre-going audiences in this city are used to.” Local actor and designer S.E. Grummett has taken on the projections. Set design is by Wes Pearce; costumes by Miranda Hughes; and lighting by Andrew Forrester. As to the cast, Quebec soprano France Bellemare sings the famed, doomed Mimi, a

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role she has taken on many times including at Montréal Opera and in Hong Kong. She had her Metropolitan Opera of New York debut last year as Musetta, the second female lead in La Bohème. That role is portrayed in Saskatoon by local soprano Andrea Lett. From Prince Albert, Lett has received attention across North America and recently performed with San Francisco Opera. This is her mainstage debut with Saskatoon Opera, in the role considered Puccini’s greatest flirt. Rodolfo is portrayed by Marcel D’Entremont, Marcello by Clarence Frazer

and Shaunard by Janaka Welihinda. Other local cast members are Brenden Friesen as Colline, Chris Kelly as Benoit, Michael Harris as Alcindoro and Chris Donlevy as Parpignol. The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s musical director Eric Paetkau directs the musicians and the performances. La Bohème, sung in the original Italian with English surtitles, takes the stage June 16, 19 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Remai Arts Centre. Tickets available through tickets/

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t will be a trip down memory lane. The Sons of the Pioneers will perform June 20 at the Broadway Theatre. Members of the group now would be the Sons of the Sons of the Sons of the Pioneers, a group formed in the early 1930s. By all accounts, the current group can sing and play like those that came before them. There is one familiar name in the group. It’s a really famous name, actually. Roy Rogers Jr., whose birth name is Dusty, is front and centre when the group performs. Rogers is often asked if it is difficult to perform in his famous father’s shadow. “As Roy’s son, it not my job to stand AS061109 Aaron

in my father’s shadow; but it is my job to lengthen it, and that is what I try to do on stage every day,” Rogers said on the group’s website. Rogers Jr. worked with his father and Dale Evans for years. He was part of their TV series — the Roy Rogers Show — and performed with his parents on the summer fair circuit. In 1989 he became the manager of his father’s career. During the Saskatoon show, Rogers will perform and act as the MC, sharing stories of his life with his famous parents. Tommy Nallie, Ken Lattimore, John Fullerton and Paul Elliott are listed on the group’s website as the current members of

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folk music roots. He started playing violin when he was seven and switched to the fiddle when he was a teenager. He became a fan of then-Pioneer’s fiddler Hugh Farr during a recording session and jumped at the chance to join the band. “I’m honoured and thrilled to be following in his footsteps as the fiddle player for the Sons of the Pioneers, one of the most significant bands ever in the music of the American West.” The Sons of the Pioneers will perform June 20 at the Broadway Theatre. For tickets, phone 306-652-6556 #Ext 2 or visit Tickets are also available at the theatre box office.


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Queer Prairie activists were leaders in 1970s, 1980s

(Continued from page 1) Reading Chatelaine Magazine in the Fifties and Sixties. She was interested in feminism, sexuality and gender in Canada after the Second World War and was already quite familiar with literature in the U.S. about gay urban space. After viewing Richards’ materials, Korinek saw an opportunity to write what she thought of, at the time, as “a little book” about queer people and queer communities on the Prairies. Korinek got started on the book following a successful Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant application. After she visited LGBTQ archives throughout Western Canada, conducted interviews and spent more than a decade writing the book, the 528-page Prairie Fairies was published by University of Toronto Press. “It became both an academic and personal labour of love to try and utilize Neil’s archives, the oral interviews I collected myself, the ones I found in Winnipeg and cultural documents to write this history,” she said. The book’s cover features a 1914 archival photo of U of S alumna Annie Maude (Nan) McKay sharing an embrace and a kiss with a woman named Hope outside of a university residence building. In 1915, McKay — who was born in 1892 at Fort à la Corne, Sask. — became the first Métis and Indigenous woman to graduate from the U of S when she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree. The book’s timeframe — 1930-1985 — encapsulates two parts of queer life on the Prairies. The 1930s through to 1969 is what Korinek describes as “pre-gay and lesbian community formation.” The 1970s, however, marked the beginning of what Korinek calls “gay and lesbian liberation,” which included the creation of gay and lesbian membership clubs, newsletters and magazines. The 1980s brought a new challenge with the dawn of the AIDS epidemic. Korinek decided to end her book in 1985 as a result. “I ended at ’85 not because political activity ends then, but that’s really the point at which most of these cities turn their resources — limited resources — towards AIDS awareness, AIDS education and AIDS activism and have to turn away from the community centres and the more general kind of membership clubs that they had run JW061109 James

up until that point.” Korinek said there are several key messages in Prairie Fairies, and the first and most simple is that queer people have always lived on the Prairies — even if they haven’t always been welcomed or acknowledged by others. The new book is a “start at writing a history of a group that hasn’t had much historical attention,” she said. Another facet of Prairie Fairies is that it looks at the ways in which Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton were interconnected, but also at the ways in which they were similar and different. For example, Saskatoon was very political, Winnipeg was quite invested in education and media production and Edmonton specialized in counselling programs, Korinek said. “This world is interconnected. So Prairie activists were participants in the national Canadian activist scene. They were travelling to the United States and, in some ways, Prairie activists were leaders in the ’70s and early ’80s — and that is something that is just absolutely not known,” she said. “There were a series of conferences between 1971 and 1982 or ’83 and, of those 10 conferences, three of them were held in the Prairie region — in Winnipeg, in Saskatoon, in Calgary. That’s really important to know, that Prairie activists were leaders nationally.” Korinek has reflected on some of the progress that has been made on the Prairies since 1985 and has not ruled out another book examining more recent LGBTQ history. In 2017, for example, the Saskatoon Pride Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary with a record-breaking parade. Korinek said advances have been made as people have gotten to know their LGBTQ counterparts. “Once they see people living right next door, it makes it a little bit harder to hate and a little bit harder to just have a knee-jerk reaction to difference,” she said. “And that’s really good — it’s one of the reasons why activists in the ’70s said, ‘Encourage people to come out. Encourage people to tell other people that they are gay and lesbian,’ because they knew that that would break down barriers. It would demystify our world.” (Shannon Boklaschuk is a communications co-ordinator in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan).

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Sask.-made thriller to premiere at Broadway Theatre

Shannon Boklaschuk Saskatoon Express ilm buffs will have the opportunity to see a made-in-Saskatchewan movie on June 16 during what’s being billed as an exclusive sneak preview at Broadway Theatre. Book of Trespasses, a Three Tall Guys film, was created in association with Saskatoon’s Kappaco Films and Garcyco Productions. The campfire ghost story was produced and filmed in Saskatchewan on a micro budget, utilizing the province’s unique landscapes and local talent. The movie tells the story of Glen Pratt (played by actor Devin Ross), a counsellor at the Holy Redemption bible camp who attends a final meeting with his reclusive employer, Duncan Stewart (played by Matthew Burgess). Glen is told of the dark and supernatural history of the camp and begins to realize that not only is he being told a story, he is becoming part of one. Other well-known local actors featured in Book of Trespasses include Joshua Beaudry as Henry Ludd and Elizabeth Nepjuk as Katey “K” Belsher. The film was written and co-directed by Larry Parsons, along with Jared Berry, and produced by Gareth Nicol. Berry also served as the director of photography. In a recent interview, Berry said “it’s a great feeling” to have the film premiere in Saskatoon and he is looking forward to the responses fromAaron audience members. AS061107


“Technically, this is what we consider a test preview,” he said, adding that because the community of Saskatoon supported the project “we’re going to give them a first showing.” “It gives us an opportunity to get a little feedback from the public and to gauge their reactions. . . . We want to see and hear from our community what they sort of have to say about the film. So, after each showing, there’s a question-and-answer period.” Berry said the film’s mandates were to promote the quality of local talent, showcase the landscapes and beauty of Saskatchewan and bring attention to the value, viability and potential of the film industry in the province. Using Saskatchewan as a backdrop, the film team played visually with the use of both wide open and more confined spaces to build tension on the screen, said Berry, who travelled as far north as the Churchill River to get some footage. “We had Saskatoon, where a lot of it was filmed. We went out to a lot of the lakes out of town. We’ve filmed a good chunk of it actually in Harris, Saskatchewan. We had a buddy who had a large garage that he wasn’t using that we were able to convert to a small sound stage for a good chunk of the film,” he said. Berry said Book of Trespasses can be filed under the “supernatural, thriller, suspense and horror genre.” Although the film

Matthew Burgess stars as Duncan Stewart in Book of Trespasses. (Photo Supplied) has not been rated, it does contain graphic violence and coarse language. He expects the target audience will be people in their 20s to late 30s. Book of Trespasses marks Berry’s second feature film. Berry, who studied psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, started filming his first zombie movie at the age of 17. It was released when he was 18. “So, once again, it was a large community venture, and I kind of figured out how not to make a film with the first one. And this was sort of my second go at it. . . . We’re all pretty proud of it, I think,” said Berry, who is now 28. Book of Trespasses took roughly five

years to finish because it was financed completely independently. But even on a “shoestring budget” a high-quality film was created, said Berry. “Our idea was rather than trying to rush the process, we’d chip away at it and do the best we can. . . . We just didn’t want to lose any of that quality because of lack of funding.” Book of Trespasses will show at 2:30 p.m. and at 6:45 p.m. on June 16 at the Broadway Theatre. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased online at The proceeds will be used for festival fees as the creators try to promote the film throughout Canada and beyond.

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(From left to right) Rob Neufeld (Rooster), Laura Negraeff (Miss Hannigan), Rachelle Lendsay (Lily St. Regis) star in Summer Players’ Annie. (Photo by Ricardo Alvarado)

Summer Players bring back Annie after long absence

Shannon Boklaschuk Saskatoon Express or Laura Negraeff and her sevenyear-old son, Xavier, the upcoming Saskatoon Summer Players (SSP) production of Annie is a family affair. Both have roles in the beloved musical, with Laura starring in the renowned role of Miss Hannigan – popularized by Carol Burnett in the 1980s film version — and Xavier serving as one of the show’s children. Laura Negraeff is pleased to be in the show, and so too is her son. “He’s over the moon,” she said. After a 30-year hiatus, SSP is bringing back Annie — the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie tells the story of the little orphan who charms everyone’s hearts in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Negraeff — who has performed in other SSP shows, including Shrek: The Musical, Spamalot and Cabaret — said it’s an “overwhelming honour” to play the Miss Hannigan, but it’s also a little intimidating to bring the complex character to life. “It is really big shoes to fill. I think everybody that’s seen the movie with Carol Burnett has a vision of what that character is, and I think that what she brought to that role is so much humour. Even though she’s the villain, there’s part of me that can emphasize with her.” As with all SSP productions, Annie will be performed by a volunteer cast and orchestra and supported by many behindthe-scenes volunteers. The show has more than 60 cast members, including two Annies who will take turns wearing the famous red wig. “It’s been this amazingly collaborative endeavour, I would say,” said Negraeff, whose day job is working as a business instructor at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT). “It’s really cool because we’ve got multiple generations of Summer Players people that have been involved with it. So, for example, my friend Jen – she was


in Summer Players’ original production of Annie 30 years ago and now she’s in it with her daughter, which is so amazing.” The production is managed by Blair Pisio. In addition to Laura and Xavier Negraeff, the show features the talents of Jason Arcand, Rob Armstrong, Sydney Barilla, Angel Beaulieu, Amanda Bendel, Martine Bosse, Amy Bourassa, Rosette Caina, Emma Clark, Maggie Clarke, Montana Cochrane, Brendon Cosh, Jen Duggleby, Bridget Dyck-Duggleby, Robyn Duterte, Andi Early, Sandra Epp, Claire Gordon, Anya Granberg, Taylor Hanley, Eden Hegedus, Maria Himbeault, Jordie Houghton, Catherine Hui, Keith Johnson, Lori Kennedy, Christine Krowchenko, Greta Krowchenko, Shaya Lanigan, Clara Lechyshyn, Rachelle Lendsay, Joyelle Loehndorf, Cooper Loshack, Sarah Manafo, Michaela McDonald, Casey McMaster, Dale McMaster, Tatem Natje, Rob Neufeld, Ayla Pearson, Roger Pilon, Annalise Reinhart, Elaine Reinhart, Hayley Reinhart, Jordan Roy, Anthony Salisbury, Jack Salisbury, Pauline Salisbury, Stephanie Siba, Sean Sperling, Shaun Stevenson, Violet Stone, Emma Strus, Stacey Tates, Amanda Trulicz, Rebecca Ward, Craig Watson and Phillipa Williams. “Another angle that’s really interesting about this show is that there are a lot of people who have found a sense of family within the Summer Players community — through this show, but also in other shows as well,” said Negraeff. “I can say that certainly for myself; some of my deepest relationships and friendships have come from this involvement with theatre. And I think that’s what the play is all about, is finding family and finding that sense of community sometimes in unexpected places.” Negraeff also has praise for the show’s director, Ricardo Alvarado, who she said “never does anything without 100 per cent of his passion and sparkle.” Annie plays at the Remai Arts Centre from June 30 to July 8. Tickets range from $34 to $43 and are available through the Persephone Theatre Box Office by calling 306-384-7727 or by going online to


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Goodbye swimsuit competition. But will the pageant survive?


t’s kind of unbelievable that it intelligence, appearance and sex took until 2018 for the Miss lives. America pageant to eliminate Then, last week, the organizaits infamous swimsuit component. tion announced that instead of The pageant began nearly 100 the swimsuit competition, each years ago as an attraction to keep contestant will participate in a tourists coming to the Atlantic session with the judges “where City boardwalk after Labour Day. she will highlight her achieveIn 1921, the swimsuit portion of ments and goals in life and how the competition was downright she will use her talents, passion, puritanical by today’s stanand ambition to perform the job dards. More recently, it typically of Miss America.” Columnist involved contestants parading So this is all well and good. across the stage in skimpy two The change was long overdue, piece bikinis and high heels. and it’s always a positive move when women Accelerated significantly by the #MeToo are judged by their “achievements and goals” movement, complaints about the swimsuit instead of the firmness of their breasts, stomcompetition being outdated, sexist and basi- ach and thighs. cally ridiculous finally got too loud to ignore. “We’re not going to judge you on your The Miss America Organization was appearance because we are interested in recently overhauled to include women in what makes you you,” Gretchen Carlson, a its top three leadership positions after an former Miss America, said on ABC’s Good email scandal last December, in which the Morning America. Her sexual harassment organization’s officials deprecated winners’ lawsuit against Fox News chairman Roger


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n obit that went viral on social media: “Kathleen Dehmlow (Schunk) was born on March 19, 1938 to Joseph and Gertrude Schunk of Wabasso. She married Dennis Dehmlow at St. Anne’s in Wabasso in 1957 and they had two children — Gina and Jay. In 1962 she became pregnant by her husband’s brother, Lyle Dehmlow, and moved to California. She abandoned Gina and Jay who were then raised by her parents — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schunk. She passed away on May 31, 2018 in Springfield and will now face judgment. She will not be missed by Gina and Jay, and they understand that this world is a better place without her.” Yikes. • Torben Rolfsen, on New York Post writer Larry Books being voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame: “He’ll be inducted by John Tortorella.” • From Janice Hough: “Alex Ovechkin


By RJ Currie ongrats to the Stanley Cup winning Washington Capitals and their captain, Alex Ovechkin – the Great 8. In MLB news, your NL East leaders after 60 games: the Nationals. The Great 9? • The Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup last Thursday, bringing to a close another long NHL season. Preseason starts next Thursday. • Edmonton Eskimos back-up pivot Kevin Glenn is now the first QB to throw passes for all nine CFL cities. If he was a pitcher, we’d say he has trouble with location. • What’s the difference between MLB ace Madison Baumgarner and Laiken Baumgart-

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is reportedly the first Russian to lead his team to a championship in Washington, DC. Well, maybe the second.” • Nice of Trump to consider pardoning Muhammad Ali. Clearly no one told Trump that Ali’s conviction was overturned in 1971. Wasn’t that the same year Canada burned down the White House? • I think we could still take them — in a beauty pageant between our PM and their Prez. • I wonder when Putin will invite the Capitals to the Kremlin. • I’m thinking Putin told Trump to get Russia back into the G8, or the pee-pee video will be released. Don’t let them in. • Hough, on Julian Edelman being suspended four games for PEDs: “Gosh, who would ever believe Patriots would be caught cheating?” • In the classic form of most athletes

who fail drug tests, Edelman said, “I don’t know what happened.” Should we help him with that? • An old story about picking up a hitchhiker from the Twitter account of Villi Wilson: “He seemed surprised that I picked him up,” Wilson wrote. The hitchhiker replied: “Thanks, but how did you know I’m not a serial killer?” Wilson replied: “The odds of there being two serial killers in one car would be astronomical.” • Scott Oakes did a great job of postgame interviews in the aftermath of Washington’s win. His one with TJ Oshie was a classic. • From Rolfsen: “Good news for the Colangelos: the New York Knicks have hired the wife as their social media manager.” • Hough, on MSNBC anchor Mika Brezenski saying a Trump friend told her

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ner, Miss Hooters International 2018? One throws wicked curves at you; the other pitches for the Giants. • A TSN hockey analyst wondered how the Vegas Golden Knights feel about their first four-game losing streak coming in the playoffs. Maybe he should ask the Jets. • Fans at Fenway suddenly started flicking cellphone lights when Nick Castellanos of the Tigers was batting. That’s today’s news flash. • Nashville Predators star PK Subban confirmed he recently started dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. That’ll take the sting out of an early exit from the playoffs. • Serena Williams said a pec injury affect-

ing her arm forced her to pull out before a French Open match with Maria Sharapova. And no; not the arm she had behind her back in beating Sharapova 18 straight. • The Philadelphia 76ers last words to embattled GM Brian Colangelo? Parting is such tweet sorrow. • Kate Upton, wife of Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, finished first on this year’s Maxim’s Hot 100 list. About as surprising as learning Adam was first in the human race. • Despite years of rumours, the NYC Marathon hasn’t erased Lance Armstrong’s 468th-place result from 2006. This has crushed the hopes of the guy looking to move up from 469th.

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Donald’s biggest complaint as president is that he’s not allowed to watch porn in White House: “Now it makes a lot more sense why Trump clings to his unsecured phone — presumably with an unlimited data plan.” • Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette, on the Ontario election: “Big, blonde, stupid, racist, misogynist, incompetent, bullying, elected on the hate vote. Remind you of anyone?” • Roger Millions, who once toiled at CTV and Global in Saskatoon, is seeking the nomination for the United Conservative Party in an Alberta riding. I’d be more excited if Gene Principe was running. • A study found people who watch no news know more about current events than Fox News loyalists. Isn’t that like saying smoking causes cancer?

• Bryan Colangelo resigned as GM of the Sixers, but not before blaming it all on his wife. “Why didn’t I think of that?” said no husband anywhere. • I just had a Freudian slip. I typed Julian PEDelman. • Nats ace Max Scherzer recorded an “immaculate inning” against the Rays: nine pitches; nine strikes. When a QB has a perfect passer rating, shouldn’t that be an immaculate outing? RJ’s Groaner of the Week Jerry Maren, the last living munchkin from the classic film The Wizard of Oz, has died at age 98. He wanted to live to be 100, but came up short.

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Dear Reena, restaurant garlic bread. In a I have little black flies in bowl combine one half cup my home. I’m assuming they softened butter (yummier are from my house plants. than margarine), one quarter How do I get rid of them? — cup grated Parmesan cheese, Marsha 2 cloves minced garlic, half Dear Marsha, tsp. dried basil, half tsp. First, set out a bowl of vinedried oregano, half tsp. dried gar to determine if the bugs are parsley. Sprinkle lightly with fruit flies or fungus gnats. Fruit black pepper. Slice Italian flies are attracted to vinegar but bread in half lengthwise and gnats are not. To reduce bugs spread both sides with butter Household from hatching in plants, spread mixture. Bake at 350 degrees Solutions a layer of coarse sand on top until golden brown (about 12 of the soil. Doing this makes minutes). Slice and serve. it difficult for fruit flies to lay eggs. Also, Dear Reena, standing water creates a perfect breedMy light-coloured laminate flooring ing environment for fruit flies; therefore, has a lot of surface scratches in a high water plants but make sure there is no traffic area. Is there any way to touch standing water in the plant saucer. Home- up these scratches so that they aren’t made Pesticide: In a one-gallon milk jug, so noticeable rather than replacing combine 2 tbsp. dish soap, 1 tbsp. rubbing the flooring? You can really see these alcohol, dash of Tabasco sauce, 1 tbsp. scratches when the sun shines directly canola oil and enough water to fill the jug. on the area and the floors have just Pour mixture into spray bottle and use as been washed. — Marsha needed (double recipe as needed). Another Dear Marsha, option is to steep cigarette tobacco in waLaminate flooring looks like wood beter. Leave for two days and spray plants. cause it is a photographic image of wood; Hi Reena, it is then covered by a clear protective I tried freezing my jeans to remove finish. Repair scratches with a wax crayon chewed gum, and have got some of it designed to cover small imperfections in out, but I am starting to wreck them laminate flooring, or purchase a laminate where I am scratching it off. Any other flooring repair kit. Depending on the cooptions? — Warren lour of the flooring, you may also be able Dear Warren, to hide scratches with a colour-matched Wipe the area with rubbing alcohol. permanent marker. If this is not the case, This breaks down the polymer that makes consider replacing the floor plank in order chewing gum sticky. Another option is to for the floor to look nice again. Fortuspray the area with WD-40, wait for 10 nately, this is achievable if you can colour minutes and then wipe with a plastic putty match your floor. knife. Soak the area with dish soap and Dear Reena, water. Wash as usual. What is the easiest way to remove Dear Reena, dust and pet hair off lampshades? How do I remove stains from toilet – Marilyn bowls? — Bells Dear Marilyn, Dear Bells, The easiest way to clean lampshades Make your toilet bowl sparkle by is to press the dust attachment onto the pouring a little shampoo or dish soap onto vacuum nozzle and clean the shade. a pumice stone and gently rubbing the Another option is to wrap packing tape inside of the toilet bowl to remove stains. around your hand and press each area of Or clean the toilet with a product called the lampshade with tape. A lint roller is Iron Out. Use according to the directions also very effective. Baby wipes are handy on the bottle. for removing marks from lampshades. Dear Reena, Some lampshades may be cleaned in the Can you please provide me with bathtub. Spray the shade with the showera recipe for garlic spread that I can head and a bit of shampoo. spread on Italian bread and bake? — Reena Nerbas is a popular motivationFern al presenter for large and small groups; Dear Fern, check out her website: Ask a This recipe is so good and tastes like question or share a tip at


Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority - Liquor Permit Under the provisions of The Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act, 1997, Notice is hereby given that 102049603 Saskatchewan Corp. has applied to the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) for a Restaurant permit to sell alcohol in the premises known as: MEXIHCO at 129 2nd. Avenue North Saskatoon, SK S7K 2A9 Written objections to the granting of the permit may be filed with SLGA not more than two weeks from the date of publication of this notice. Every person filing a written objection with SLGA shall state their name, address, and telephone number in printed form, as well as the grounds for the objection(s). Petitions must name a contact person, state grounds, and be legible. Each signatory to the petition and the contact person must provide an address and telephone number. Frivolous, vexatious or competition-based objections within the beverage alcohol industry may not be considered and may be rejected by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Licensing Commission, who may refuse to hold a hearing. Write to: Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Box 5054 REGINA SK S4P 3M3

Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority - Liquor Permit Under the provisions of The Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act, 1997, Notice is hereby given that Tastebuds Café Inc. has applied to the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) for a Restaurant permit to sell alcohol in the premises known as: Tastebuds Café at 1624 Lorne Avenue Saskatoon SK S7H 1Y1 Written objections to the granting of the permit may be filed with SLGA not more than two weeks from the date of publication of this notice. Every person filing a written objection with SLGA shall state their name, address, and telephonenumber in printed form, as well as the grounds for the objection(s). Petitions must name a contact person, state grounds, and be legible. Each signatory to the petition and the contact person must provide an address and telephone number. Frivolous, vexatious or competition based objections within the beverage alcohol industry may not be considered and may be rejected by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Licensing Commission, who may refuse to hold a hearing. Write to: Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Box 5054 REGINA SK S4P 3M3

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Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority - Liquor Permit Under the provisions of The Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act, 1997, Notice is hereby given that 101189110 SASKATCHEWAN LTD has applied to the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) for a Restaurant permit to sell alcohol in the premises known as: Phoenix House at 1036 Louise Ave Saskatoon, SK S7H 2P6 Written objections to the granting of the permit may be filed with SLGA not more than two weeks from the date of publication of this notice. Every person filing a written objection with SLGA shall state their name, address, and tel phone number in printed form, as well as the grounds for the objection(s). Petitions must name a contact person, state grounds, and be legible. Each signatory to the petition and the contact person must provide an address and telephone number. Frivolous, vexatious or competitionbased objections within the beverage alcohol industry may not be considered and may be rejected by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Licensing Commission, who may refuse to hold a hearing. Write to: Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority JW061102 James Box 5054 REGINA SK S4P 3M3

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Women-led program to fund innovative health care projects


omen business and community leaders throughout the province are pooling their resources and raising $100,000 to support innovative health-care initiatives led by women physicians, health practitioners and researchers at Royal University Hospital (RUH). The RUH Foundation announced the launch of its Women Leading Philanthropy (WLP) program with Rachel Mielke, founder and CEO of Hillberg & Berk, as the program’s volunteer honorary chair. In addition Dr. Mary Kinloch, division head, Anatomical Pathology, University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine, is the inaugural volunteer program chair of WLP’s 12-member steering committee. Designed to engage and empower women in the funding decision-making process, the WLP program concentrates on innovative health-care projects led by women health practitioners through a process of engaged, collective and active philanthropy. “The opportunity to join RUH Foundation’s Women Leading Philanthropy program is incredibly special to me, as I am a strong believer that empowered women can change the world,” Mielke said in a news release. “This initiative empowers female physicians, other practitioners and researchers at Royal University Hospital to pursue new avenues for research and innovation in health care.” Dr. Kinloch, a gynecologic pathologist specializing in cancers of the female reproductive system and a 2015 RUH Foundation Physician Fellowship recipient, says funds raised through WLP will enhance opportunities for women in leading health innovation and in advancing new ways in providing health care and treatment for women and their families. “I am a direct example of how the Royal University Hospital Foundation’s support and opportunity can transform into great changes for RUH patients,” Dr. Kinloch said AS061104 Aaron

in the release. “Royal University Hospital Foundation provided me with funding for my gynecologic pathology fellowship in Vancouver in 2015 and then supported a proposal for research. “I have since partnered my pilot research project into becoming a member of a crossCanada trial for women with uterine cancer. The inclusion of RUH women patients in this research will revolutionize their treatment and I am proud to be able to offer that to women in Saskatchewan.” RUH Foundation CEO Arla Gustafson said she is extremely pleased and grateful that Mielke and Dr. Kinloch have agreed to volunteer their time and energy in leading its focused women’s giving circle. “The leadership undertaken by Rachel and Mary, with support from members of WLP, will inspire transformative advancements in health care at RUH while furthering women’s leadership and philanthropy in health,” Gustafson said. “Working together, members of the WLP program will empower women to actively transform health care in Saskatchewan — now and in the future.” During its inaugural year, WLP plans to engage more than 100 members to make a donation. To date, 75 women business and community leaders have joined and have committed more than $80,000 to WLP. The WLP grant will be awarded annually to one of three short-listed female health practitioners who provide a case for how an investment in their project can improve women-led health practice and transform care at RUH. The successful applicant will be awarded the $100,000 grant. In 2019, WLP members will receive project updates and a final impact report on how their donor support has contributed to improving women-led healthcare priorities at RUH. For more information, please visit ruhf. org or call Lisa Sands, senior development officer, at 306-655-6477.


Ruth Cuthand was beading at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre on June 6. (Photo by Athanasia Perdikaris)

Ruth Cuthand summer artist-inresidence at U of S


enowned Plains Cree artist and University of Saskatchewan alumna Ruth Cuthand will be on campus this summer to help inaugurate the new Indigenous Artist-in-Residence program of the University Art Galleries. Cuthand (BFA’83, MFA’92) will be in studio at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of September. Her art addresses themes of colonialism, the history of abuse in residential schools and Indigenous representation in mainstream media and in Canadian politics. She is also working at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a partner with the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre and the U of S galleries in the residency. Everyone is welcome to drop by the centre to talk with Cuthand about her art and to learn and work alongside her. Further developments in the residency program will be announced in the near future.  Cuthand has built up a prodigious body of work in a wide variety of media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and video. Her works are united by a distinctive, raw aesthetic and ongoing focus on the legacies of colonialism and Indigenoussettler relations in Canada. TA061106 Tammy

Her first solo exhibition, “S. Ruth Cuthand: The Trace of Ghost Dance,” was held in 1990 at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Since then, she has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions. Her nationally acclaimed retrospective exhibition, “BACK TALK (works 1983–2009),” curated by Jen Budney for the Mendel Art Gallery, toured Canada. Budney has called Cuthand’s voice as an artist “honest, fierce, intelligent, political and darkly humorous.” Cuthand has been a mentor to many young artists, both Indigenous and nonIndigenous. She taught art and art history at First Nations University of Canada for more than two decades, demonstrating traditional beading alongside contemporary art media. She has been an advisor and board member at TRIBE Inc., Canada’s first Indigenous artist-run organization, and has collaborated with curators at AKA artist-run centre and the Red Shift Gallery. Cuthand, who was born in Prince Albert and grew up throughout various communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta, was a recipient of the Saskatchewan Artist Award at the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards in 2013. In 2016, she was named as one of the College of Arts and Science’s Alumni of Influence.

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FEATURE EVENT Volunteers needed

Pets in the Park is currently looking for volunteers for the July 8 event. For more information, email Pets in the Park supports the SPCA, New Hope Dog Rescue and Scat Street Cat Rescue.


Richard Inman of Winnipeg is a true Prairie gem among folk and country artists, delivering familiar songs and originals with a rich baritone voice. 8 p.m. The Bassment, 202 Fourth Ave. North. Tickets $18 for SJS members, $23 for non-members.

JUNE 15 Back of The Bus specializes in classic and contemporary Celtic music and features Jim Wallis, Sheila Vaadeland, Anna Berkolay, Kathi Davis-Lepage and Paul Runnals, all of whom share in the vocals. 9 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets $20 and $25.

JUNE 16 Singer-pianist Carol Welsman, accompanied by guitarist Pierre Cote, deliver a mixed bag of swing, samba, rhythm and blues, pop and jazz and borrow many of the American songbook classics. Welsman has starred with symphony orchestras 20 times, has six Juno nominations and had created a dozen CDs. This is a fundraiser for outdoor signage at The Bassment, home of the Saskatoon Jazz Society. 8 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets $40 and $50. ***** The Saskatoon Guitar Society will present An Evening With the Guitar” featuring classical guitarists Stephen Davis and Kendra Harder. 7:30 p.m. Emmanuel Anglican Church (609 Dufferin Avenue). The repertoire will feature works by Albeniz, Brouwer, Mertz, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo, and others. Admission is $10 at the door.For more information phone 306-653-5092.

JUNE 17 Solstice, Saskatoon’s outstanding vocal jazz group, closes out the society’s regular season scheduling with an afternoon performance. Its members are Rod Bell, Michelle Clancy, Bob Cowan, Grant and Jean Currie, Lori Newman, Pam Pander and Nancy Sparling. Doors open at 11:30, lunch at noon, show at 1 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets - $38 and $48.



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  

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Prairie Sky Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at St. Paul’s United Church in Sutherland (454 Egbert Ave.) New vendors may phone or text Kathy at 306-222-2740 or email ***** The Saskatoon International Folkdance Club meets at 7 p.m. in Albert Community Centre (Room 13, 610 Clarence Ave. South).  Learn dances from many countries. The first night is free. The group is also available for performances. For more information, call 306-374-0005 or visit www.

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The MindFULL Café, part of the international Alzheimer Café LAST TUESDAY EVERY MONTH movement, provides an opportunity to meet in a relaxed soDizziness and Balance Support Group will meet from 7 cial setting for persons with dementia, family, care partners p.m. to 8 p.m. at LifeMark Health Centre, 3907 Eighth St. and other interested people. The Café is a two-hour get East. Anyone with a dizziness/vertigo/balance condition is together with refreshments, entertainment and information. welcome to attend.  There is no cost to attend.  There will 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sherbrooke Community Centre.  be an educational topic presented and an opportunity to learn from each other.  For more info, call Rae Ann at 306- TABLE TENNIS The Saskatoon Table Tennis Club plays on Monday and 652-5151 or email  Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30, Friday evening ***** from 7 to 9 and Saturday morning from 10 to 12. The The Compassionate Friends is a non-profit self-help bereavement organization offering friendship, understand- location is the Zion Lutheran Church, 323 4th Ave. S. ing and hope to parents that have experienced the death of Entrance through the side door off the parking lot on the North side of the building and down to the gym. Drop in a child at any age. TCF Saskatoon meets the last Tuesday and have a look, no charge for the first visit. For more of every month (except December) from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Edwards Family Centre (333 Fourth Ave. North). information, call 306-242-7580 or 306-975-0835.



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SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAY SASKATOON KETO CLUB for people following or considering a LCHF/Keto lifestyle for Body Building/Weight Management/Reversing: Auto Immune Illnesses ,Diabetes, Cancer or any other reason are invited to join our meetings to learn, share ideas, support or get support.  There is no cost to attend. For more info, call Carol at 306-2802160 or email



June 25-28, Aug 20-23, Oct 29-Nov 1. 2 nights South Beach & 1 night Club Regent (stopping at Sand Hills Casino on way home). Optional visit to The Mint. $239 PP/DBL.


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Community Senior’s Games Group meets at St. Martin’s United Church – corner of Clarence Avenue and Wilson Show off your yard Crescent – on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 The Saskatoon Horticultural Society would like the garden- PM from September to May. Enjoy fellowship of others ers of Saskatoon to offer their gardens for the SHS Passport while playing Scrabble, Cribbage or other games. For Tour on Saturday, July 21. There will be ballots cast for four more information call Maureen at 306-373-0087 or Elaine categories in gardening. Prizes are sponsored by Dutch at 306-374-3269. Growers. For further information please visit www.saskaFIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH or call Chris at 306-281-8921. Left Behind by Suicide is a drop-in support group for JUNE 14-16 individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. Located Emma. This adaptation of Jane Austen’s famous novel is at W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 4th Ave. North, 7:30 about the vivacious Emma who is determined to find Har- p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no cost to attend. For more inforriet an impressive suitor despite her lacking social stand- mation, email ing. Presented by Newman Players in the Fr. O’Donnell ***** Auditorium at St. Thomas More College. The play runs FROMI - Friends and Relatives of People with Mental June 14-16 at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets $15 general, $8 Illness meetings will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. students and youth available at W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue North players, 306-966-8900, or at the door. (wheelchair accessible). If you have a loved one or friend with a mental illness and you need understanding support, JUNE 21 contact Carol at 306-249-0693, Linda at 306-933-2085, Seniors Neighbourhood Hub Clubs — Mayfair Hub Club. Lois at 306-242-7670 or e-mail Free programs and refreshments | Ask a “Pharmacist” station/FIM exercises | Blood pressure checks AL-ANON MEETINGS Open to independent seniors living citywide. Mayfair Weekly group meetings open to anyone who has been afUnited Church (902 33rd St. West). 1:30 p.m. — 4 p.m. fected by someone else’s drinking. For more information, | Cost: Free to attend. Program: Live Music Round-up/ call 306-655-3838. Flower Power. Visit or phone 306-652-2255 FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH for more information. Bridge City Needlearts Guild meets at Mayfair United ***** Saskatoon Branch, Saskatchewan Genealogical Society’s Church at 7:30 p.m. for our monthly meetings. We also have a stitching day at Sobey’s Stonebridge the first Satlast meeting before the summer. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bay urday of each month. Come join us and have fun stitching 1 - 1730 Quebec Ave. For more information, go to http:// with fellow stitchers. For further information, contact In keeping with traditions this Glenda at 306-343-1882. will be the annual Dessert Social with a presentation by Tammy Vallee on How to Discover Your Indigenous AnFIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH: cestry in celebration of National Indigenous Day. Regular The Classic Dance Club hosts ballroom and Latin dancing monthly meetings will resume on the third Thursday in at the Royal Canadian Legion (606 Spadina Cres. West).  September.           An informal lesson starts at 7:30 and dancing from 8:30 JUNE 24 to midnight. Snacks provided. Join us for a fun evening on the best dance floor in town. For more info, visit www.  Walking tour and open house 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.   at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm and Zoo. Meet at the superintendent’s residence (the big brick house). Tours TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) are free. Refreshments available. Donations welcome. For This is a support group those wanting to shed some more information, or to arrange a private tour, call Peggy of their extra weight. There are various chapters in at 306-652-9801. Saskatoon and surrounding area. We can help you start a JUNE 25 TOPS chapter in your work place or in the area that you Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Inc. (EGADZ)’s annual live in. To find out more, visit or telephone Bev at 306-242-7180. general meeting. 9 a.m. at 485 First Ave. North.


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FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH Saskatoon Ostomy Association meetings at 7 p.m. at Preston Park 1 (114 Armistice Way). Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month except when there is a holiday. If so, meetings are on the second Monday. There are no meetings in January, July and August.


June 18-20, July 23-25, Aug 27-29 $65 in slot play, up to $200 at par $195 PP/DBL Minot shopping included.

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Epilepsy Saskatoon Support Group meets the last Saturday of every month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the W.A. Edwards Centre at 333, Fourth Ave. North. Family, children, caregivers and friends are all welcome! This is a safe, friendly place to share, discuss ideas, answer questions, and support one another. You can follow Epilepsy Saskatoon on Facebook.


July 2-6. 4 nights/5 days. $140 free slot play. Meal deals. Shopping incl. $310 PP/DBLold room $335 PP/DBL new room.

KWATAQNUK FLATHEAD RESORT & CASINO, POLSON, MT & GREY EAGLE RESORT & CASINO, CALGARY Aug 13-18. 5 nights/6 days. Beautiful Scenery on the Lake; Shopping and more! $649 PP/DBL.

ST. EUGENE CASINO RESORT, CRANBROOK, BC & COUER D’ ALENE, ID Sept 16-21. 5 nights/6 days. Awesome Trip! Beautiful Scenery! Shopping in Spokane. $495 PP/DBL. MINOT SHOPPING & CRAFT SHOW Nov 2-4.


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noun meaning “adhering to traditional policies or practices”

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