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June/July 2014

Welcome Tony Van Burgsteden The Chamber’s incoming President for 2014-15

Saskatoon Community Foundation Community Impact Report

Member news, Board elections, and The Illusion President’s Viewof


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Table of Contents

Featured Articles Welcome Tony Van Burgsteden Pg. 5 The Chamber’s incoming President for 2014/15

Celebrate Success! Pg. 6 The 2014 winners and event sponsors

The Illusion of Knowledge Pg. 12 Investing in quality decision making

Promotional Features Marquis Downs Pg. 9 Another great season of excitement

The Wilson Centre Pg. 13 i3 Challenge winners

2 Web Design Pg. 16 Mastering the Google game

Saskatoon Community Foundation Pg. 17 2013 Community Impact Report Image: Grant Romancia Photography

BUSINESS View­is a bimonthly publication of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce 104-202 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1 Phone: (306) 244-2151 Fax: (306) 244-8366 Email: Website: Twitter: @stoonchamber Reproduction of any material contained in Business View is permitted provided credit is given to the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. Articles and criticisms are invited, but views expressed in Business View are those of contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by, or are policy of, the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. We encourage you to support the business leaders whose names and products you see advertised in this issue as well as throughout our entire membership. The Board reserves the right to edit submissions.

The Chamber

Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Building the Best Business Climate in Canada, Thereby Creating a City of Opportunity


Cover image by Grant Romancia

Kent Smith-Windsor, Executive Director Derek Crang, Membership & Marketing Director Terry Lawrence, Administration Roz Macala, Executive Secretary Breanne Lishchynsky, Director of Operations Linda Saunders, Bookkeeper Kevin Meldrum, Business View Publisher Dean Dangas, Committee Activity Coordinator Ryan Wig - Associate Director of Communications

President’s View

Seizing the Opportunity Expanding beyond our traditional export markets This is my first letter as President of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, a position I am honoured and excited to hold for the next year. Congratulations to outgoing President Tracy Arno, who did an amazing job in the past year, particularly in spearheading the development of the new Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Strategic Action Plan, “Getting to Great” which will carry us forward for the next five years and beyond. We are all fortunate to be living in a city with one of the strongest economies in Canada. One of the key drivers of our recent economic prosperity has been the rapid growth of exports for both our City and Province. Saskatchewan’s exports have more than tripled over the past ten years, and in 2012 we exceeded British Columbia in total annual exports to become the fourth largest exporting province in Canada (and the largest on a per-capita basis). This is something we should celebrate, and credit must be given to the hard work of the many people and companies in our export sector. However, we also should recognize that a significant amount of the growth has come from increases in both the demand for

and prices of some of our key commodities, particularly in the areas of agriculture and energy. As a result, we may have to work harder to achieve or maintain future export growth levels. Fortunately, the world is full of opportunities, and we are blessed with a number of key advantages: resources that the world needs, a highly educated workforce, relatively good infrastructure, and a hardworking, can-do attitude in our citizens. During a recent trip to Indonesia and Japan, I was struck by the potential export opportunities for Saskatchewan products that exist in these two countries. Indonesia is a fast-growing country with approximately 250 million people, and a need for improved agriculture production and additional energy resources. There is a rapidly-emerging middle class anxious to improve their standard of living, which will require increasing imports of various goods and services. One example of this is the largest single sale of aircraft in Boeing’s history in late 2011 of 230 planes worth an estimated $22 billion to Lion Air, an Indonesian Airline operating primarily in the domestic market. In contrast, Japan is a mature economy with low rates of both economic and population

growth. Nevertheless, the country is home to more than 125 million people and has the third largest economy in the world, behind only the USA and China. Japan has traditionally been a strong market for our products, but significant opportunities exist to build on this relationship and expand our exports beyond raw natural resources to value-added and non-traditional items. These are just two examples and I am confident that similar export opportunities exist in many countries around the globe. We are well-positioned in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan to take advantage of them. As my term begins, I look forward to working with our more than 1,900 members, and formally extend an offer for all of you to contact me at any time should you have any matters that our Chamber might be able to assist you with. Tony Van Burgsteden 2014/2015 President Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

Your 2014/15 Chamber Board Our 107th Annual General Meeting, sponsored by SaskTel, was a great success! Congratulations to our incoming President, Tony Van Burgsteden, and a heartfelt thank you to our outgoing President, Tracy Arno, as well as our outgoing board members: • Debby Criddle • Gerry Bonsal • Christian Braid • Ainsley Robertson Your time and commitment to our community is greatly appreciated! Please welcome your newly elected board for 2014/15:



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Tony Van Burgsteden – AREVA Resources Canada Inc. (President) Tanya Knight – MNP LLP (1st VicePresident) Tracy Arno - Essence Recruitment (Past President) Jason Yochim – Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® Kelly Bode – WMCZ Lawyers & Mediators Bill Cooper – PotashCorp Rich Gabruch – Gabruch Legal Group Karl Miller – Meridian Development Kristy Rempel – Saskatoon Community Foundation

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Barry Berglund – Lawson Heights Pentecostal Assembly Sanj Singh – AdeTherapeutics Inc. Brian Skanderbeg – Claude Resources Inc. Chris Woodland – MacPherson, Leslie and Tyerman LLP Silvia Martini – Interlink Research Inc. Peggy Koenig – Koenig & Associates Julian Ovens – BHP Billiton

Congratulations to everyone who won a board position and thank you to all who ran in the election.

Cover Story

Welcome Tony Van Burgsteden Incoming Chamber President for 2014-15 Article by Jeff Davis

Taking the Helm Tony Van Burgsteden is Vice President Finance and CFO for AREVA, and incoming President of the Chamber of Commerce (image: Grant Romancia) After years of committee involvement, Tony Van Burgsteden has been elected president of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce for the next 12 months. Most know Tony as a senior executive with AREVA Resources Canada, currently its Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. What you may not know is that he worked on the family farm until age 25, and is an accomplished world traveller. Grateful to be taking the helm at a high point in Saskatchewan’s economic history, Tony says his priority is making sure the fundamentals that birthed the current boom remain strong. “Right now in Saskatchewan, it’s a little bit easy to become complacent since things are going extremely well and we’ve had an

excellent run in the past five to seven years,” he says. “We have to make sure we remember what got us to this point of leadership.” Whether it’s employment rates, job growth or new housing starts, Saskatchewan is leading the pack. But, Tony says, we can’t forget the long, hard road we took to get here. “We can’t lose focus on how long we were a have-not province, and how difficult it was to become a place people wanted to come to work, start a family or start a business,” he says. “It took a long time to get here, so let’s keep our eye on what got us here.” When it comes down to it, Tony says, Saskatchewan’s recipe for success has been pretty simple. “Its good government policy, an inviting entrepreneurial climate and a well-educated and hard-working work force,” he says. As such, Tony says his key priority as president will be guarding against any encroachment on these keys to Saskatchewan’s success. “We must constantly watch government tax and regulatory policy, and make sure they don’t lose focus on having a competitive tax and regulatory environment for all businesses.” As a Chartered Accountant and Certified Financial Analyst, Tony is certainly a businesssavvy guy, but it wasn’t always this way. Tony grew up on the family farm outside Kinistino, a farming community with a population of around 700 people. Along with his father and two elder brothers, they ran a classic mixed farm, growing livestock and grain on 11 quarters. It was during these days that Tony internalized the agricultural values he says transpose so well to business. “Agriculture is known for hard work, determination and perseverance,” he says. “Those kind of characteristics are prevalent in the current work force, and give us a competitive advantage.” After finishing high school Tony worked for seven years in the agriculture and food

processing fields, before teaching English in Japan for a year with his future wife. Living in Nagoya, many of Tony’s students were employees of the Toyota Corporation. It was the late 80s and Japan was booming, and the exposure to business success got under Tony’s skin. After a few more years on the farm, Tony decided to enter business school at the University of Saskatchewan, what is now the Edwards School of Business. “I got a late start,” he says. “I worked for seven years and went back to school at age 25.” Four years later he finished up his studies, and began articling as an accountant with KPMG here in Saskatoon. After two years he was whisked overseas again, when KPMG transferred him to the far-flung Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan in 1997. A former Soviet republic, Kazakhstan’s doors were open, and the seeds of entrepreneurship were taking root after decades of communist rule. “There was huge spike in foreign investment, and they were just starting to privatize companies, so it was an interesting time to be there,” he says. “It was a really neat place to be for a few years, and a great cultural experience.” In 1999, Tony was hired by AREVA Resources Canada as a financial and taxation accountant. Over the course of 15 years with the French government-owned company, he climbed the ladder, being named Chief Financial Officer in 2012. The Saskatoon Chamber’s Executive Director Kent Smith-Windsor says Tony was a key player on the Chamber’s board of directors for three years before being elected president. “In terms of his character, his enthusiasm and positive attitude really shine through,” he says. “He quickly established credibility with his peers at the board level, and has a very penetrating mind in terms of understanding Continued page 10



Chamber News

Congratulations 2014 Celebrate Success! Winners Thanks to everyone who supported this event

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Hosted by the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and presented by PotashCorp., the Celebrate Success! Awards Gala is a celebration of the exceptional businesses growing and operating in the Saskatoon region. The Award of Innovation, the Strategic Alliance Award, Community Leadership Award, and the Saskatoon Awards for Business Excellence (SABEX) Awards, including the prestigious Hall of Fame Award and the Oslo Business for Peace Award, were presented from Saskatoon Prairieland Park on Thursday, May 15th, 2014. Recognizing business excellence is an important element in creating the best business climate in Canada and to create a city of opportunity. The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, under the “Celebrate Success!” masthead, will recognize and celebrate the many successes of Saskatoon businesses and individuals who have attained excellence on a local, national, and international level. These individuals and businesses have contributed greatly to improving the business climate of Saskatoon and area and have made a significant contribution that has reflected positively on the community of Saskatoon. The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce believes that “Celebrate Success!” demonstrates why Saskatoon shines in so many ways.

Business for Peace Nominee (Sponsored by Cameco) Dr. Keith Downey SABEX Community Involvement (Sponsored by SaskTel) Wiegers Financial and Benefits



SABEX Customer Service (Sponsored by CGI) Reed Security SABEX Growth & Expansion (Sponsored by Miller Thomson) Saskatoon Business College Ltd. SABEX Marketing (Sponsored by Handy Group of Companies) S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc. SABEX New Business Venture (Sponsored by SaskPower) W Bridals Inc. SABEX New Product and/or Service (Sponsored by Business Development Bank) Three Farmers Products SABEX Small Business of the Year (Sponsored by MNP) Push Interactions (formerly CollegeMobile) SABEX Business of the Year (Sponsored by Edwards School of Business) IRC Innovative Rehabilitation Consultants SABEX Hall of Fame Inductee (Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank) Mr. John Cross

Award of Innovation (Presented by Innovation Place and the ILO - Industry and Liaison Office - U of S) Dr. Pierre Hucl and Dr. Curtis Pozniak Strategic Alliance Award (Presented by Saskatoon Community Foundation) Hatch nominated by Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre Community Leadership Award (Presented by Leadership Saskatoon) Mr. Milton Taylor

Sponsors of the 2014 Celebrate Success! Awards Thanks to all the sponsors and many volunteers who made this possible, as well as event planner Molly Lux, and special thanks to chamber staff Roz Macala, Terry Lawrence, Derek Crang, Breanne Lishchynsky, Ryan Wig, and Dean Dangas for your hard work. See you all next year!

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business issues.” Smith-Windsor says that Tony, in that typically prairie way, doesn’t toot his own horn and often keeps his accomplishments to himself. But he’s travelled all over the world, even hiking to the base camp of Mount Everest, Smith-Windsor says, though you likely won’t hear that from him. His long experience in the mining sector has prepared Tony well for his role as president, Smith-Windsor says. “Government affairs is probably his forte,” he says. “Being involved in the mining industry where government regulatory oversight can have such an impact on day-to-day business, he has a well-honed understanding of business climate as it relates to investment decisions.” Maintaining an attractive investment climate is especially important now that Saskatchewan’s economic boom is cresting, Tony says. “There has been talk in the last six months about things starting to slow down, and we’ve seen some layoffs in certain sectors,”

he says. “But let’s not fall into the trap of thinking the sky is falling, because it’s not.” When coming off an economic peak like this, Tony says, it’s important to keep things in perspective and set some relative goals. For Tony this means continuing to outperform the other Canadian provinces, much like Alberta has done for the last 30 years. With all the agricultural, mineral and energy resources we have this should be a snap, Tony says. “I would like to see Saskatchewan maintain growth rates above the Canadian average in the medium term,” he says. “When you look at the natural endowment we have, I can’t see any reason we can’t exceed the average growth rate in Canada and the Western world.” Recruiting new members and increasing member engagement will be another of Tony’s priorities. In particular, he’ll be reaching out to the non-profit, education, university and large corporate sectors. “Because our members are largely from the small business sector, sometimes larger

businesses are underrepresented,” he says. “I really encourage people from large businesses to get involved, and you shouldn’t feel you have to be a vice president - far from it!” Committees are a great place to see different facets of business, learn from entrepreneurs and expand your network, Tony says. “Find one you are comfortable in, can add value or one that is just of interest,” he says. “You can choose any one of our many committees, and these are listed here in Business View. “If you are not certain which committee you might like to join, come out to a meeting – we’d love to see you!”

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The Illusion of Knowledge Investing in Quality Decision-Making Article by Silvia Martini Predicted many years ago by trend watchers were the plethora of digital data that would populate the “information highway”, and the subsequent need for information management. Moving forward a few decades, many of us know a little bit about a lot of things; some of us have passionately pursued interests and become knowledgeable in specific areas. Others have bridged this knowledge into wisdom, with some even being deemed “experts”. This highway is now well travelled. There is, however, one pothole well advised to avoid. Let us call this “The Illusion of Knowledge”. Examples abound, wherein implications of poor decision-making can be attributed to the lack of critical analysis and constructive discourse. We read of these in dismay, wondering how such decisions could have possibly been made. Under closer inspection, however, we will humbly realize that these same practices are alive and well in boardrooms across the country, perhaps even our own.

“The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.” -- Daniel J. Boorstin, The Discoverers The more obvious culprit in poor decisionmaking is that of time pressure, but others include: the lack of scrutiny on the information offered by the “expert”, a culture that values group cohesiveness over quality decision-making, subsequent censorship of ideas and the sanctioning of those who dispute the majority, and one’s position within the organization’s power echelon. The less obvious are: one’s cultural norms and values that may impact one’s position of the issue at hand, gender differences in communication, self-censoring, conflict avoidance, issue unpreparedness and/or discomfort, assumptions and personal bias.



Taking appropriate steps to more confidently support a decision requires that we acknowledge and mitigate these influences, and implement practices that enhance self-awareness, and that value and encourage independent critical thinking and robust discussions.

“Cognitive conflict is a very good thing when the quality of a decision is at stake. Embrace constructive conflict!” -- John Oesch, Ph.D., Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto A recent board governance essentials program, presented by the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto), the Institute of Directors, and the Edwards School of Business (University of Saskatchewan), included the following salient recommendations, worthy of consideration for effective decision-making: 1.




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Determining if the needed diversity and competencies are represented at the table for the issue at hand. Providing relevant information to participants in sufficient time of the meeting. A commitment by participants to ensuring full preparedness for discussions. Sharing all information at the boardroom table, before polling for preferences. Focusing on quality decision, not on “winning”. Being mindful, and reminding each other of criteria and the big goals. Setting a norm for sharing points of view. Checking against self-censoring; letting everyone evaluate information provided. Teaching and learning how to engage in difficult conversations; encouraging respectful inquiry.

10. Embracing conflict, cohesiveness will come after a good decision. 11. Evaluating the quality, not the quantity of information. 12. Separating brainstorming from evaluation of considerations, and 13. Having a last chance meeting, if it is believed that more time is required to consider information at hand, and or acquiring additional information. Being placed in a position of trust requires that we engage prudently, responsibly and with accountability to our stakeholders. There can be no greater opportunity for this to be demonstrated than through robust discussions that encourage and support quality decision-making.

Silvia Martini, Vice-President – Interlink Research Inc., is a Director of the Board for the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, recent Chair of its Governance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. She is a director of the Board SaskWater Corporation, and a member of its Governance Committee. In business since 1982, she is a strategist and entrepreneur, writer and speaker. Silvia can be reached at, or at (306) 281-9019.

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2013 was the second consecutive year in which the Saskatoon Community Foundation granted over $2,000,000. In the last 10 years, the total grants awarded is over $12 million bringing the total grants since inception to over $14,500,000. Net operating expenditures, after grants for administration and fee for service contracts offered by the Foundation, totaled $435,000 and allowed the Foundation to maintain its administration fees at a low of 1.5%. The operation of the Foundation involves not only building endowments, but comprehensive activities related to strategic grant making and community leadership. These activities are not necessarily related to the

SCF in 2013. Since 2001, the total assets of SCF have grown over 680 % to almost $ 54,000,000

donations received in any one year, and endowment building methodology used by the Foundation creates normal gift delays, which may result in costs preceding the receipt of the gifts by several years. In the view of management, the ratio of operating expenses to total endowment should be used to evaluate the operational costs. Ratios may fall within a range depending on the size and stage of development of a community foundation. Management considers the ration of 1.5% to be within an acceptable range compared with benchmarks established in the community foundation movement, and continues to monitor both the actual results and the benchmarks on an ongoing

basis. Community leadership consists of the Foundation’s work to provide technical assistance to other philanthropic organizations and projects, as well as fostering the growth of leadership within community organizations.

2013 grants

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SignATUrE grAnT The LighThOuSe SuppOrTed Living inC. MObiLe OuTreaCh van The Lighthouse Supported Living Inc. supports people living with mental illness and provides shelter for some of those most in need in our community. Reaching out to people who may be intoxicated or simply homeless during our cold Saskatoon winter takes time and resources. SCF’s 2013 Signature grant purchased a converted ambulance to serve as The Lighthouse’s Mobile outreach Van. Teams of two will use the van to transport homeless street-entrenched individuals to The Lighthouse, where they can receive care and shelter, and build relationships that may help them to access housing, healthcare and other services. The Lighthouse has a nurse on site, as well as counselors on staff to help connect those who spend the night to resources in the morning. The increase in the number of people staying in the Stabilization Unit means that fewer people are using other emergency services such as police, ambulance and emergency rooms due to intoxication, which benefits the entire community.

SaSkaTChewan aSSOCiaTiOn FOr The rehabiLiTaTiOn OF The brain injured (Sarbi) day prOgraM SARBI’s Day Program provides services to individuals who have severe outcomes as a result of their brain injuries. In many cases, in addition to acquired brain injuries, the people who participate in the program have other disabilities such as visual impairment, being unable to speak or eat, having multiple diagnoses such as mental health issues and developmental disabilities, risk of elopement (wandering and getting lost), mobility impairments, and many other conditions that can result from acquired brain injury. For these people, SARBI’s Day Program, which is contained and offers personal care and low staff/ client ratios, provides additional safety. Some large Day Programs have very high staff/client ratios and cannot safely accommodate people who wander or who are vulnerable. The Day Program offers not only constructive activities that can help individuals achieve their maximum potential for growth and healing, but also much needed respite for family and other caregivers.

SaSkaTOOn indian and MeTiS FriendShip CenTre CuLTure nighTS By bringing people together to share in and learn about their common culture, the Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre helps to build a stronger community. SIMFC’s Culture Nights program helps Indian and Metis people to connect with their culture through traditional activities such as beading, sash weaving, regalia making, fiddle lessons and jigging. The program teaches skills, but more importantly it passes on cultural knowledge to a new generation. The sense of history, tradition and identity that results from joining in these traditions builds connections between the past and the present, among diverse cultural traditions of indigenous peoples, among the people participating in the programs and other people in their lives and between SIMFC and the larger community. A sense of pride in our shared local culture means a more vibrant, inclusive and diverse community.

FeaTure Fund prOFiLeS

B’nAi BriTH 2013 iAn BUCkWOlD FUnD Ian Buckwold was born in Saskatoon on october 30, 1948 to Alvin and Ruth Buckwold and passed away on July 14, 2013. he was raised with sisters Marney and Patsy, brother Bruce and a close family of grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. The Buckwolds regarded anyone with the remotest kinship connection as a near relative, and the family grew through the years under that principle. Ian exemplified that tradition and was Uncle Ian, not just to his immediate nieces and nephews but also to many others. Ian married Mary ellen (then Nieman) in 1978 and had three children: Jessica, Alvin and Laura. Ian was grandpa to Jessica’s children, Marcus and Ruth, and he loved to spoil them, especially with his time. Ian also had two loving sons-in-law, Kacper Jaskowiak and Justin holmes. Ian graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with an Arts degree and from the University of British Columbia with a law degree. Ian’s first job as a lawyer was with Legal Aid in northern Saskatchewan. he then moved into private practice in Saskatoon, first with the goldenberg law firm, then as a partner at gauley & Company (now McDougall gauley) and finally with the Concorde group of Companies, where he worked for more than 20 years. Ian loved spending time with his family and friends. Nothing made Ian happier than sharing all life had to offer with those he loved. his commitment to family and friends extended to the broader Saskatoon community. Ian served others quietly with no wish for recognition. he simply saw things that needed to be done and did what he could, whether for the community, his family, his friends or the person he met on the street. he genuinely liked and cared about people – a quality that not only motivated his work in the community but earned him an enormous number of friends. Ian was very proud of his Jewish heritage, and he embodied the Jewish tradition

of community service. Ian’s father, Alvin Buckwold, was one of the creators of Camp easter Seal and his mother, Ruth, was very involved with support for the disabled, especially children. Ian’s summers at Camp easter Seal as a young man were the first step down a long path of community service. Ian was involved in community work throughout his adult life. he was a longtime member of the St. Paul’s hospital Board and Chair of the Board for several years. Ian was especially active in work related to mental health. he sat on the Mental health Review Board for many years and, with Mary ellen, was a leading force in the Future in Mind campaign that helped build the Les and Irene Dube Centre for Mental health. Ian and Mary ellen’s

commitment to mental health causes was strengthened by their son’s struggle with schizophrenia. The B’Nai Brith award would be especially meaningful to Ian because it highlights his commitment to building the understanding and resources so desperately needed to support the many people who face the enormous challenges of mental illness. he would have wanted us all to be reminded of the pressing need to carry that work forward. As a community, we know he would want us to continue his work to advocate for mental health, an issue that afflicts so many families. The Buckwold Family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of support they have received from the community since Ian’s passing.

FeaTure Fund prOFiLeS

SYlviA FEDOrUk FUnD Athlete, physicist, Chancellor, Lieutenant governor, the accomplishments of The honourable Dr. Sylvia Fedoruk and her contributions to Saskatchewan life cannot easily be captured by a brief memorial. Though she was also a top athlete, upon completion of her first Bachelor’s degree, she was awarded the governor general’s gold Medal as the University of Saskatchewan’s most outstanding graduate. By the time she completed her Master’s in Physics, she had been recruited as the radiation physicist at the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic, pioneering the world’s first cobalt unit to treat cancer, and earning an international reputation. She was the first female member of the Atomic energy Control Board of Canada and of the Science Council of Canada. She earned several honourary degrees for her work in medical radiology, and in 1986, was appointed an officer of the order of Canada and also received the Saskatchewan order of Merit. Sylvia’s public service record is equally impressive. She served as a director in no less than 52 organizations of all kinds, including terms on the University of Saskatchewan’s Board of governors, Senate and of course a term as Chancellor. her public service career culminated in her appointment as Saskatchewan’s 17th (and first female) Lieutenant governor. She passed away in 2012, leaving a portion of her estate to the Saskatoon Community Foundation. her lifelong dedication to the betterment of life in our community and province will forever be recognized and commemorated through the Sylvia Fedoruk Fund.

HEgEDUS AnD MAnn FAMilY FUnD FOr CHilDrEn After a number of years of donating to various charities that have struck a chord with their family, Kevin hegedus and Dana Mann have recently taken what they consider the “next logical step,” creating their own family fund through the Saskatoon Community Foundation. The hegedus and Mann Family Fund for Children will also be used to educate their children, eden and Luke, about the many benefits that can be derived from being charitable and from helping people in need. After family discussions of several options, the family felt that the grant in the first year should go to the Children’s hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. Kevin and Dana are extremely proud of their family’s interest in this initiative and are looking forward to years of building their sense of community and educating them on the importance of sharing with others. The family is proud to be a part of the community foundation mission to enhance the quality of life in our community by strategically

making grants to charitable organizations offering food security programs, community theatre, adult literacy programs, summer environmental camps, programs for seniors, and many more worthwhile community initiatives. The hegedus and Mann Family Fund for Children will accept donations from outside their family. however, Kevin and Dana do encourage prospective donors to contact them for more information if they are interested in establishing their own legacy in the form of a fund or foundation.

7th annual PotashCorP mayor’s Cultural gala



& Come home

The 7th Annual PotashCorp Mayor’s Cultural gala was held on September 21, 2013 at TCU Place. The theme of “go Big and Come home” celebrated the growing impact Saskatoon and Saskatchewan have on the world at large. The five courses of the meal were themed to reflect the cultures of Saskatchewan’s five largest global trading partners: Brazil, India, China, the United States, and Mexico.

Over the previous six years, the

The entertainment for the evening included performances by the Fireside Singers, Buffalo Boy Productions, Anastasia Winterhalt, and Boyan on Tour. Perhaps the highlight of the evening was the performance of an original song commissioned for our gala, “Come home: To Inspire,” written and performed by ellen Kolenick and Dean McNeill.

potashCorp Mayor’s Cultural gala

Attendees also had the opportunity to bid on a wide range of fabulous silent and live auction items, sample fine wines and spirits, and dance the night away to the sounds of the Toon Town Big Band later on in the evening.

people of Saskatoon FOrever!

has raised over 2 million dollars that will continue to benefit the

youth advisory CounCil our Youth Advisory Council members, who are sometimes known as YACs, are the dedicated young men and women between the ages of 14 and 19 who help to determine which youth programs will be supported by the Saskatoon Community Foundation each year. YACs attend regular meetings to learn about community charities and decide on the types of projects that will be supported each year, based on the most important needs for youth in our community. They work together to plan fundraising and awareness events, and finally, they decide which community charities will receive grants! It’s a big responsibility, but it’s also a lot of fun!

LeFT To RIghT:

Kylie Honoroski (Adult Advisor), Sabrina Materie, Oksana Kishchuk, Shreya Pahwa, Kelly Zheng, Michayla Van de Velde, Lacy Orange NoT PICTUReD:

Richard Zhu, Andriy Guravskyy, Rainer Kocsis

Over 2 million dollars were granted to local charities for the second consecutive year! After we first granted over one million dollars in a single year in 2010, we have now reached an even greater milestone! This demonstrates the power of the community foundation model. We started slowly in 1970. We made our first grant in 1973, donating $600 to the Council for Crippled Children and Adults (now known as the Saskatchewan Abilities Council.) Since 2000, we have granted over 12 million dollars, over 85% of our total grants since 1970. each year, we receive more gifts from donors, always protecting the original contribution forever, so the amount we can grant also continues to grow.

Our 2013 Board Members

Zeba Ahmad Chair

Greg Keller

Alain Gaucher

Mary Beckett

Brian Bentley

Jeret Bode

Wayne Brownlee

Amberlea Chabot Curtis Kimpton

Tom Kishchuk

Tracy Muggli

Ian Sutherland

John Williams

Vice Chair

Past Chair

Director at Large

Address: Suite 101 - 308 Fourth Avenue N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2L7 Tel: (306) 665 -1766 Fax: (306) 665 -1777 Website: email:

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Saskatchewan’s First Cyclotron Construction of Saskatchewan’s Cyclotron Facility achieved a significant milestone today with the arrival of the facility’s heart: a state-of-the-art TR-24 cyclotron manufactured by Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc. of Burnaby, B.C. “The arrival of this versatile and technologically advanced machine is an exciting step toward realizing the dream of our federal-provincial partnership to create a new Saskatchewan resource for research, education and innovation in nuclear medicine,” said Karen Chad, U of S Vice-President Research. “The Cyclotron Facility will build upon Saskatchewan’s pioneering work in nuclear medicine and adds to our cluster of cuttingedge imaging technology, providing unparalleled opportunities for research into plants, animals and humans.”

The cyclotron is a particle accelerator that produces radioisotopes by bombarding target materials with high-energy protons. The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation (Fedoruk Centre) at the U of S will operate the cyclotron and associated lab facility as a tool for research, innovation and training, as well as producing medical isotopes for clinical use. “This facility, the first in the province, will advance medical research, diagnosing diseases such as cancer, and providing radioisotopes for other areas of scientific research,” said John Root, the Fedoruk Centre’s Interim Executive Director. “This powerful tool places Saskatchewan in the top tier of nuclear medicine research.” The cyclotron was placed by crane inside its new home on the U of S campus – a massive concrete vault adjoining a refurbished

building that will house laboratory facilities to process radioisotopes produced by the cyclotron. These radioisotopes will be used in nuclear medicine, such as at the PET-CT scanner at Royal University Hospital, and for research. Funding for the cyclotron and PET-CT scanner was announced March 4, 2011 by funding partners Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Saskatchewan government. Construction of the $25-million project began in June 2013 and is expected to be completed at the end of September 2014, with the facility becoming operational in October 2015.



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Green Earning Green at Confederation Inn Biggest win: 156 panel rooftop solar panel installation (116 of which produce electricity and 40 of which power a hot water heater) that produces enough energy to power 6 or 7 homes for a year. How they identified it: when Brian Sawatsky took over the Confederation Inn seven and a half years ago his first priority was to reduce energy consumption, after all the biggest business and environmental gains come from not using energy in the first place. Once he had installed triple pane windows, improved the Inn’s insulation and transitioned to more efficient CFL and LED light bulbs, his curious mind, desire to reduce his global warming inducing carbon emissions (higher on account of Saskatchewan’s large reliance on coal powered electricity generation), led him to solar. He had a large, flat roof, and was surrounded by the sun of Saskatoon, a perfect equation for solar production. How they executed it: Engaging local



business Rock Paper Sun Ltd, installation began first on the thermal solar system to power hot water, and then on electric panels to create electricity to power the Inn’s operations. The panel racks were well secured to overcome the challenges prairie winds present, and angled to 35 degrees to allow snow to fall off and the panels to operate in winter. The benefit: Decreased utility bills: 30% in the summer, and 10-15% in the winter. Through his environmental work including his energy reduction and solar energy program, Brian has seen an annual savings of over $130,000 and a 460 tonne reduction in carbon every year (equivalent to taking 97 vehicles off the road). For those who are looking for support in executing their own renewable energy plans or energy reduction programs, Brian recommends visiting the Energy Management Task Force that meets monthly. See www. for more details.

Solar panels installed on the roof of the Confederation Inn (supplied photo)

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Meewasin 80 Launch Party Raises over $5,000 for Meewasin Matters Trail Campaign An inspired group of Saskatoon’s Young Entrepreneurs believes the Meewasin Trail is a huge benefit to the quality of life in Saskatoon. The group feels a deep passion for participating to help finish the trail system as they could not imagine Saskatoon without our beautiful river running through and not having access to the river that the Meewasin Trails allows. The Young Entrepreneurs held a kick-off event on Thursday, March 27th at Prairie Sun Brewery that launched the Meewasin 80 Ale. The guests enjoyed trying the new Meewasin 80 Ale and left with a personal custom-labeled growler. There was amazing food by Chef Cole from Congress Beer House, entertainment from musician Sarah Farthing and hypnotist Corrie J. The talented Heather Morrison kept the evening flowing and more money was raised during the lively auction with Chuck Christianson from Bodnarus

Party-goers enjoy a glass of Meewasin 80 Ale by Prairie Sun Brewery, in support of Meewasin Matters (supplied photo)

Keep an eye out for future events online hosted by the Young Entrepreneurs, which includes Clay Sparks, Mandy Pravda, Frank Collins, Andrea Hansen, Fred Gallais, Lewis Otereulo and Heather Williams. For now the Young Entrepreneurs encourage you to post your favorite pictures of you and your friends and family enjoying time on the trail on our “Meewasin 80” Facebook page: They want to show supporters and outside communities just how important our Meewasin Trail is to Saskatoon!

Auctioneering. All proceeds from the event went to the Meewasin Matters Trail Campaign. A further $2 from every pint of the Meewasin 80 Ale on tap at Congress Beer House is being donated until the Meewasin 80 Ale runs out!






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ABA General Contractor Inc. Construction 110 Atton Cres, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 202-8441 Daniel Rus Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Non-Profit Organizations 1405 Faulkner Cres, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 683-0011 Marlea Whitley Apex Performance Consultants Ltd. Consultants - Business 101-615 Lynd Cres, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 370-7150 Grant Douziech Atrium Dental Prof. Corp. Other Services AND Health Care Services / Supplies 407D 1st Ave N, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 664-5005 Darrell Dutton / Melanie Pollock BDM IT Solutions Inc. Computers - Custom Software 306 Ontario Ave, 3rd Floor, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 933-3000 Marcel Huel / Shaun Huel Black Ink Holdings Corp. Retail - Clothing / Costumes 1002B Broadway Ave, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 955-6600 Curtis Tait Brooks Barks Wealth Advisory - BMO Nesbitt Burns Financial Services / Planning AND Banks / Credit Unions / Financial Institutions 306-123 2nd Ave S, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 343-3663 Brooks Barks Brownlee Beaton Kreke (Saskatoon) Ltd. Consultants - Engineering 3026 Taylor St E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 665-0252 Vaughn Teasdale Canadian Association of Gift Planners Associations / Clubs / Organizations 501-121 Research Dr, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 966-6571 Vicki Corbin

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Non-Profit Organizations 2-1124 8th St E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 933-0668 Tracie Seeley CVBalon Construction Ltd. Construction 204-3929 8th St E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 280-4855 Jeff Balon Fortune Minerals Limited Mining Equipment / Supplies AND Manufacturers 1600-148 Fullarton St, London Phone: (519) 858-8188 Mike Romaniuk / Rick Schryer Gabriel Dumont Institute Education / Training AND Non-Profit Organizations 917 22nd St W, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 242-6070 James Oloo Geotemps International, ULC Mining & Exploration 207-502 45th St W, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 954-0330 Amanda Markmeyer Leanne Nyirfa, Strategic Communications Counsel Communications AND Advertising / Public Relations 319-8B-3110 8th St E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 955-2454 Leanne Nyirfa Manpower Services of Canada Ltd. Employment Agencies AND Immigration / Relocation 101-1132 College Dr, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 974-5451 Carman Gosselin Marcia Geological Consulting Ltd. Consultants AND Home-Based Business Phone: (306) 261-6979 Kristen Marcia Marlet Ventures Inc. Accountants / Bookkeepers AND Consultants - Business A4-116 103rd St E, Saskatoon Phone: (306) 955-9090 Larry Trenouth

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WorkSafe Saskatchewan congratulates the 2014 Safe Worker & Safe Employer The 2014 WorkSafe Saskatchewan Safe Employer Award was presented to Cenovus Energy Inc. (Weyburn), and the 2014 Safe Worker Award was presented to Calvin Greenstien, Novozymes BioAg Ltd. (Saskatoon). These awards are given annually to recognize outstanding employers and individuals who strive every day to make Mission: Zero a reality in Saskatchewan. For information on nominating someone for the 2015 Safe Worker or Safe Employer Awards, visit