Things to do in Saskatoon this Weekend

Events for the week of May 16 to May 22, 2018

Events are compiled using the Do Sask Facebook Group community calendar. Group members are invited to share events and engage with each other about things to do in the city of Saskatoon. Think of it as an interactive community cork board.

THINGS TO DO IN SASKATOON THIS WEEKEND

Check out the listings below:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018

12:00 PM Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Zoey Roy at PAVED Arts
7:00 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018

5:30 PM CFCR Community Radio Burger & Beer Fundraiser at Capitol Music Club
5:45 PM ADULT Dance course for Beginners at Alma Flamenca, Saskatoon Flamenco Music & Dance
6:00 PM Spring Picnic at Stoffel acreage contact Marten Stoffel (306) 230-9291
6:00 PM Next to Normal at 816 Spadina Cres E
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre
8:00 PM WCSS Thursday Night Dance Party at Toon Town Tavern
9:00 PM Karaoke at Amigos Cantina

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

6:00 PM Next to Normal at 816 Spadina Cres E
7:00 PM Distillation of Resilience: Female Masculinity In Form at AKA Artist Run Centre
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018

8:00 AM Quill Lakes area birding meet by the grain elevator at the Western Development Museum parking lot on Lorne Ave.
9:00 AM Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
12:00 PM Distillation of Resilience: Female Masculinity In Form at AKA Artist Run Centre
4:00 PM Cirque du Soleil Crystal at SaskTel Centre
6:00 PM Next to Normal at 816 Spadina Cres E
7:00 PM Air Guitar Saskatchewan 2018 Championships at Roxy Theatre
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018

1:00 PM Brew Cruise at Saskatoon Brewery Tour
2:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018

7:00 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
7:00 PM Free Pick-up Soccer Game at Confederation Park Community School

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018

12:00 PM Distillation of Resilience: Female Masculinity In Form at AKA Artist Run Centre
7:00 PM Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
7:00 PM Pop-up Clothing Swap Party for YWCA – Do Sask & Nature City Festival at YWCA Gymnasium
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

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Pick 10: Keep it Chill this Summer with Ice Cream Dates in Saskatoon

Confetti Cone at Chardon Ice Cream

It’s only the middle of May, but the city of Saskatoon has already seen temperatures hit close to 30 degrees. As quickly as the heat comes, so do cravings for ice cream in Saskatoon. Why not satisfy your urges for quality time with bae and something sweet at the same time? An ice cream date is just the ticket.

Now that you’re out of your winter hibernation-mode, ice cream business owners are grabbing their scoops and hitting the ground running. The choices on this list come from a mixture of personal taste, social media reviews, and some good ol’ fashioned qualitative research. I really do love my job!

Without further ado, here are my top dates for ice cream in Saskatoon:

Cover your cone in a new flavour dip!

Ice Cream in Saskatoon: Confetti Cone at Chardon Ice Cream
Photo via Amy Rederburg.

Chardon Ice Cream has an array of dipping sauces for their soft-serve ice cream. Sure they have standbys like chocolate and butterscotch, but you won’t be disappointed if you try something new. Last summer, I ordered both the toasted coconut and confetti dip flavours (on separate days, folks). Each flavour was delicious in its own way!

Where: McKercher Drive

Create a personalized, blended-fresh fro yo.

Homestead Ice Cream is a Saskatoon hard ice cream lover tradition. However, on top of wacky new flavours of hard ice cream, they also have a frozen crushed fruit machine. I like getting blueberries with yogurt, squished into a waffle cone. If you’re vegan, you can order your crushed fruit with a banana base instead.

Where to get it: Victoria Avenue

Show your taste buds some Sask pride.

Get your hands on a cup of limited edition gelato using Saskatchewan-grown ingredients. Jerry’s Food Emporium offers a range of hard ice cream flavours, real-cream soft serve, fresh-made gelatos, and other dietary-restricted treats. Try the Rider Pride flavour on game day!

2 locations: 8th Street & 51st.

Come for the ice cream, stay for the dim sum.

Like many small businesses in Saskatoon, Noodle King & Ice Cream Queen is a shop that wears many hats. Taste one of over 32 flavours of gelato while you wait to get in for authentic Asian cuisine. Or try 30 flavours of hard ice cream. Plus, they have plenty of other desserts on the menu, including bubble tea and cheesecake.

Where to get it: 2nd Avenue N

The ice cream that gives you a reason to Instagram again.

According to one of the owners of Fable Ice Cream, the young couple tasted their way across America to find the best ice cream flavours before setting up shop last year in Saskatoon. If you haven’t seen their quintessential black-napkin-sugar-cone close up on your Insta feed, you’ve likely been living under a rock.

Where to get it: 633 Avenue H S

Scoop one up at the only double-decker ice cream bus this side of London.

came thru drippin 🍦 #yxe

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This one of a kind roadside attraction located across from the famous Delta Bessborough is actually an ice cream shack. Plan to make a detour at Bus Stop Refreshments after a walk along the Meewassin River Valley. They have traditional hard ice cream flavours like Tiger Tiger, but I like the pumpkin pie frozen yogurt.

Where to get it: Spadina Crescent E

Shop vintage, sip coffee, and then break for dessert.


Saskatoon small business owners come up with some interesting business concepts! Back to Coffee Beans was recently featured by Andrew, an ex-Saskatchewanderer, in  a Tourism Saskatoon video. With all the variety under one roof, it certainly looks like a fun way to spend a half-hour or so.

Where to get it: 33rd Street

Say dybosia* after an authentic Ukrainian dinner on the river.

Traditional Ukrainian culture is a strong influence in the patchwork quilt of people that make up Saskatoon. So it makes sense that an ice cream shop nestled in front of the Remai Modern Art Gallery also serves Ukrainian sausage and perogies.
*Dybosia translates to “Cheers” in Ukrainian.

Where to get it: River Landing Splash Park

While the next two ice cream in Saskatoon date spots aren’t locally owned, they are gaining hype for their shareable, elaborate shakes and desserts.

Split your West Coast Bingsoo with someone special.

Ice Cream in Saskatoon: Bingsoo from Snowy Village
Photo via Snowy Village Facebook Page.

Inspired by East Asia, Snowy Village creates frozen desserts using fresh fruit, red beans, jelly, and cereals. Top yours with a scoop of ice cream, gelato, or frozen yogurt and whipped cream.

Where to get it: Preston Avenue S

Eat the power puff of internet-viral desserts.

JusFruit is another Asia-driven menu, featuring bubble tea, fruit drinks, candy-coated milkshakes, and more. The one thing I’m hoping to get my hands on this summer is the Hong Kong-Style Ice Cream Egg Puff Waffle. That name is a mouthful. Mmm… mouthful. *drools*

Where to get it: Attridge Drive

Ice Cream in Saskatoon Honorable Mention:

Open only for special events and private functions, the Mean Green Ice Cream Machine food truck is a staple of Saskatoon summer festivals. I like the Saskatoon Berry Milkshake. Find them using the link below for live updates on their wherabouts.

Where to get it: http://snackmap.com/

You have at least 16 weeks of nice weather to enjoy each of these ice cream dates in Saskatoon. And if you finish them all and want to try something new, Do Sask has plenty of other ideas to keep your summer dates on point.

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Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

Events for the week of May 10 to May 15, 2018

Events are compiled using the Do Sask Facebook Group community calendar. Group members are invited to share events and engage with each other about things to do in the city of Saskatoon. Think of it as an interactive community cork board.

THINGS TO DO IN SASKATOON THIS WEEKEND

Check out the listings below:

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018

12:00 PM Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Zoey Roy at PAVED Arts
5:45 PM ADULT Dance course for Beginners at Alma Flamenca, Saskatoon Flamenco Music & Dance
6:00 PM Medieval Card Game Playtest at University of Saskatchewan
7:00 PM Speed Dating for Singles 25 to 36 – SOLD OUT at Finn’s Irish Pub
8:00 PM WCSS Thursday Night Dance Party at Toon Town Tavern
8:00 PM West of Mabou at The Bassment
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre
9:00 PM Karaoke at Amigos Cantina

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018

12:00 PM Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Zoey Roy at PAVED Arts
7:00 PM Rosie & the Riveters at Third Avenue United Church
7:00 PM Games Night at Amazing Stories
7:30 PM Uncovered: A Burlesque Show! at Remai Arts Centre
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018

9:00 AM Everything Country Outdoor Market in Hague, Saskatchewan
9:00 AM Beaver Creek Conservation Area birding meet by the grain elevator at the Western Development Museum parking lot on Lorne Ave.
10:00 AM Science Rendezvouz at the University of Saskatchewan
10:00 AM Etsy SK Spring Market at Station 20 West
1:00 PM Collaborative Game Production – Girls Learning Code
7:30 PM Uncovered: A Burlesque Show! at Remai Arts Centre
8:00 PM Uptown Stomp – Swing Dance at Free Flow Dance Centre
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018

7:00 AM MVA Trail Bird Walk at the parking lot north of the Diefenbaker Centre on campus
2:00 PM Mother’s Day Chamber at Delta Bessborough
7:00 PM Sunday Kizomba Social at Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre
2:00 PM & 8:00:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018

12:00 PM Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Zoey Roy at PAVED Arts
7:00 PM Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
8:00 PM Comedy Night at Black Cat Tavern

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018

12:00 PM Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Zoey Roy at PAVED Arts
6:00 PM New Landscape Plants Seminar at Dutch Growers
7:00 PM Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

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Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

Events for the week of May 2 to May 9, 2018

Events are compiled using the Do Sask Facebook Group community calendar. Group members are invited to share events and engage with each other about things to do in the city of Saskatoon. Think of it as an interactive community cork board.

THINGS TO DO IN SASKATOON THIS WEEKEND

Check out the listings below:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018

5:45 PM ADULT Dance course for Beginners at Alma Flamenca, Saskatoon Flamenco Music & Dance
6:30 PM Crocus Hike at Cranberry Flats
7:00 PM Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival at La Troupe du Jour
7:00 PM Cinergie Film Festival Presents: Demain (Tomorrow) at Francis Morrison Library

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018

12:00 PM Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Zoey Roy at PAVED Arts
5:00 PM Opening Night Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
7:00 PM Parents Game Café at Little Hands and Me Parenting Network
7:00 PM Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival at La Troupe du Jour
8:00 PM WCSS Thursday Night Dance Party at Toon Town Tavern
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre
9:00 PM Karaoke at Amigos Cantina

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018

12:00 PM Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Zoey Roy at PAVED Arts
7:00 PM Mindfulness for Young Adults at Balance Within Wellness
7:00 PM Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival at La Troupe du Jour
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018

8:00 AM Montgomery Place Garage Sale 2018 at community of Montgomery
9:00 AM Opening Day – Sask Food Trucks at StreetStallSaturdays
10:00 AM City Wide Food Drive for the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
10:00 AM Free Comic Book Day at Amazing Stories
1:00 PM Attack of the 8 Wheeled Women 2018 at The Legends Centre, Warman
2:00 PM Breaking & Capoeira Boot Camp at Pure Energy Dance
4:00 PM RFYL Vol. 2 Reigning Champion 1v1 Bboy and Bgirl Battle at Bethlehem High School
7:00 PM Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival at La Troupe du Jour
7:00 PM 10×10 Final Celebration and Silent Auction at Station 20 West
7:00 PM 3rd Annual Jane’s Walk at Northeast Swale
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018

10:00 AM BCBG Garage Sale 2018 at Bridge City Bicycle Co-op
12:00 PM Canoe Club Open House at Saskatoon Canoe Club
12:00 PM Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Zoey Roy at PAVED Arts
1:30 PM Yog-A-Wish at Moksha Yoga Saskatoon
2:00 PM Breaking & Capoeira Boot Camp at Pure Energy Dance
3:00 PM Crafty Sunday at Capitol Music Club
7:00 PM Sunday Kizomba Social at Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018

6:00 PM Cidne Treen & Dave Allen at Storyteller Monday Capitol Music Club
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre at Persephone Theatre

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018

7:30 PM Free Running Workshop at Craven SPORT Services
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018

12:00 PM Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Zoey Roy at PAVED Arts
8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre
9:00 PM Dirty Dancing at SaskTel Centre

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2nd Annual Pop-Up Clothing Swap Party for the YWCA

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Do Sask & NatureCity Festival Present the 2nd Annual Pop-Up Clothing Swap Party for the YWCA.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – YWCA Saskatoon Gym

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN– Do Sask and Wild about Saskatoon announce the Second Annual Pop-Up Clothing Swap Party in support of the YWCA Turning Points Program.

The Do Sask & NatureCity Festival Pop-Up Clothing Swap Party invites you to clean out your closet for a cause on May 22 at 7 PM at the YWCA. Take part in a green fashion workshops with local stylists Maygen Kardash, Sarah Gaudry, and K-Lyn Bonogofski. Each speaker will discuss their individual take on incorporating environmentally-friendly values into your daily fashion routine. Duo Ezra & Jon will play unplugged live music while you browse the swap collection pool for new-to-you fashion.

Light appetizers and desserts will be available to registered attendees courtesy of our generous sponsor, PickNic’s Catering & Fine Foods Ltd.

Space is limited. Please RSVP at Eventbrite.

If you’re not able to attend, follow and join in on the discussion on Facebook #DoSaskPopUpParty.

ABOUT THE EVENT

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7 PM

Where: YWCA Saskatoon, 510-25th Street East, Saskatoon, SK

Registration: https://pop-upclothingswap.eventbrite.ca

Cost: Suggested donation is $10. Registration is by donation and all proceeds go back to the YWCA Turning Points Program.

Parking: There is a pay lot and street parking is free after 6 pm.

Speakers: Local style gurus Maygen Kardash, Sarah Gaudry, and K-Lyn Bonogofski

MAYGEN KARDASH

“For more than a decade, Maygen Kardash has been a wardrobe stylist for television, music videos, print, and both artist and personal consults. She is also a musician, frequent lifestyle guest on Global Morning, featured contributor to Refined Lifestyles Magazine, freelance writer, Brownie leader, and most important, loving mama to 3-year-old daughter Petra and baby boy Paris. Sneakers & Lipstick is Maygen’s personal blog on which you’ll find honest posts about style, motherhood, and anything in life that peaks her interest.”

Follow: www.sneakersandlipstick.com

SARAH GAUDRY

“Sarah Gaudry is the owner of The Knick, a curated vintage clothing and accessories shop that is dedicated to handpicking the best finds from all over North America. With over 20 years of experience in tailoring, personal shopping, and designing, Sarah has been able to use these skills to help shape The Knick into one of Saskatoon’s premiere vintage shops.”

Follow: https://www.facebook.com/theknickvintage/

K-LYN BONOGOFSKI

“K-Lyn has been heavily involved in the fashion community, since moving to Saskatoon from a small city in Alberta. K-Lyn held the position of marketing co-ordinator for the Saskatoon Fashion and Design Festival, as well as styled and organized the Living Green Expo Fashion Show in coordination with Stasia Boutique. Her consulting business focuses on personal shopping, and closet organization for those who want a fashion lift. K-Lyn has a passion for consignment shopping and believes that you do not need to break your wallet in order to be fashionable.”

Follow: https://www.instagram.com/k.bonogofski/

Although the spirit of donating clothing to people in need is always appreciated, about 85% of our clothing eventually ends up in a landfill. For this reason swapping instead of buying brand new clothes is an exciting way to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

To start the night off, get fashion hack advice by local stylists to show you how to reuse your clothes in multiple seasons.

HOW IT WORKS

1. Come with 5 – 12 items of clothing, or accessories to add to the swap collection pool.

2. After the welcome and brief styling workshop, swap shopping will officially begin. Pick any garments and accessories up to the amount you added to the swap collection pool.

3. At the end of the swap, you can choose to take home remaining items that have not been taken, or you can leave them to be donated to the YWCA Opportunity Shop.

GUIDELINES

What to bring: dresses, pants, skirts, tops, shoes, bags, scarves, hats, jewellery, and a few friends. This swap has no size restrictions.

What NOT to bring: earrings, swimwear, underwear, night wear, and children’s clothes.

Clothes must be clean and in good condition. If you wouldn’t pass it on to your best friend, please leave it at home. Try-ons cannot be accommodated (unless you have a portable changing room that you can let us borrow)!

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Venue Sponsor: YWCA Saskatoon

“YWCA Saskatoon is a vibrant, community-based organization that responds to the needs of women, men and children here in Saskatoon, providing both preventative and emergent services. We are a member of YWCA Canada and our funding comes from government, granting agencies, charitable donations and fee-for-service.”

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ywcasaskatoon/

Website: http://www.ywcasaskatoon.com/

Catering Sponsor: PickNic’s Catering & Fine Foods Ltd.

PickNic’s Catering Saskatoon, is proud to offer affordable appetizers, nibbles or meals for your lunch, dinner or event catering needs. They cater throughout Saskatoon, and would be more than happy to provide for your next special event. Specialties include, but are not limited to, weddings, banquets, midnight lunches, conventions, Christmas parties, and more!

For your daily dose of #foodporn, follow @PICKNICS_CATERING on Instagram. Like PickNic’s on Facebook for contests, and updates on weekly lunch and dessert specials.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/picknicscatering/

Unplugged Music by: Ezra & Jon

“Ezra and Jon are a dynamic blend of folky blues, with a dash of good ol’ rock and roll. Ezra’s voice is raw and ripe with emotion. Jon is sweet and salty, playing an array of instruments (let’s hope he pulls out the washboard). This eclectic duo draws all eyes in the room.”

Charity: YWCA Turning Points Program. Click here to donate online.

Do Sask is a community that makes living in Saskatchewan fun. Meet people in a relaxed and friendly environment, or grab some friends and make a night of it. Founder Amy Rederburg produces events like speed dating and brewery tours, and writes inspirational blogs to help you plan dates in Saskatchewan. The spirit of Do Sask is being brave enough to try new things.

NatureCity Festival runs May 22 – 27, 2018 at locations across Saskatoon. Check event listings here.

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Things to do in Saskatoon this weekend

Apr 26 to May 2 Things to do in Saskatoon

Events for the week of April 26 to May 2, 2018

These events were compiled using the Do Sask Facebook Group community calendar. Group members are invited to share events and engage with each other about things to do in the city of Saskatoon. Think of it as an online community cork board.

THINGS TO DO IN SASKATOON THIS WEEKEND

Check out more in the listings below:

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018

5:45 pm Adult Dance course for beginners at Alma Flamenca

7 pm Mothers Empowering Mothers Paint Nite at Sutherland Bar

9 pm Karaoke at Amigos Cantina

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

10 am Countdown to NatureCity Festival at River Landing

10 am Saskatoon Rock, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show at Saskatoon German Cultural Centre

5 pm Curated Spring Market at TCU Place

7:30 pm Heart Songs (sing & play alongs) with Bruce, Brian D & Friends! at d’Lish by Tish CafĂ©

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018

10 am Saskatoon Rock, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show at Saskatoon German Cultural Centre

11 am Tabletop Day at Amazing Stories

7 pm Speed Dating for Singles 34 to 45 at Finn’s Irish Pub

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018

10 am Saskatoon Rock, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show at Saskatoon German Cultural Centre

10 am Third Annual Spring Plant Sale at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market

8:30 pm Kizomba Social at Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018

Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival begins today

6 pm Free container gardening seminar at Dutch Growers

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018

Saskatoon Poetic Arts Festival continues

8 pm Pride and Prejudice at Persephone Theatre

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Things to do in Saskatoon this weekend

This week, Do Sask is celebrating one year of speed dating. View the events calendar for speed dating, brewery tour and book club dates.

These events were compiled using the Do Sask Facebook Group community calendar. Group members are invited to share events and engage with each other about things to do in the city of Saskatoon. Think of it as an online community cork board. Check out more in the listings below:

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

Saskatoon Craft Guild Display and Tea, 2 pm at Masonic Temple

GRCS Fundraiser Show, 7 pm at Saskatoon Indoor Skatepark 

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

3 Beer Release 420 celebration, 11 am at Prairie Sun Brewery 

We All Stare At The Remai Modern & Say “Wow” Like Owen Wilson, 6 pm  at Remai Modern

14 Hours: Gallery Reception, 7 pm at Gordon Snelgrove Gallery

Carbon Copy at Somewhere Else Pub, 9 pm at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill 

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018

Saskatoon Pottery Guild Spring Sale, 9 am Albert Community Centre

Grand Reopening – Joyne, 10 am at Joyne

Free BBQ at BN, 11 am at BN Metals Sas

Women’s Self Defense Seminar, 3 pm at Momentum Martial Arts (Saskatoon)

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

Warman Spring Community and Jazz Band Concert, 2 pm at Warman Community Middle School Legends Theatre

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018

Do Sask Book Club #4, 7 pm at Park Town Hotel Lounge

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018

3D Printing an Artifact in the Gallery!, 8 am at Museum of Antiquities (Saskatoon)

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FIRST ANNIVERSARY: Catching up with a speed dating match one year later

Speed Dating Match success story

“It’s a crapshoot. You never know what’s going to stick!” – George, past attendee and speed dating match

On April 18, 2017, the first Do Sask Saskatoon Speed Dating event took place on the third floor of the Hose & Hydrant Pub.

In celebration of my first anniversary, I invited attendees from the very first speed dating event to share their success stories. With 11 people in attendance it was an intimate crowd. Fast forward twelve months. Speed dating has had more than a dozen successful events, hundreds of matches, and lots of singles ditching their smartphones for some real face time.

Do Sask began with a goal to help people get connected on a deeper level to the community around them. With all the buzz, I’m sure you’re just as curious as I am about how speed dating has an impact on attendees once the event is over.

This week, I was pleasantly surprised to hear from two of my very first attendees, a lady named Kate* and a gentleman named George*, who are now in a long-term relationship.

Kate and George have been seeing each other since meeting at speed dating last year. When I asked them if they would let me interview them on their experience, they agreed. I talked to each interviewee separately and encouraged them to give honest answers.

Read on if you’re interested in learning about how a real speed dating match develops into a relationship.

GEORGE SAYS

“Speed dating for me was far better than using POF or Tinder, it was a lot more personal and allowed for a better chance at a good first impression.

I matched with Kate and we’re still together. We were friends for the first little bit and then started dating later in the year. I think the benefit of speed dating is putting people together in a room and taking away the ease of making a quick judgment call and moving on, it forces a bit of conversation and getting to know the other person a little bit more than you would see on a dating profile.”

KATE SAYS

“I am happy to say that George and I (whom I met that night) are still together. It was 7 months of being in a relationship as of April 1st. We wanted to be friends for a little bit once we met and he asked me to start a relationship on September 1st at the fireworks festival.

I’m so happy I took a chance and went, took a chance and checked yes and I have you to thank 🙂 so Thank you! I hope that mine and George’s relationship continues to bloom and see where this adventure takes us :)”

What did you think about speed dating before you came?

George: “I heard about speed dating from the movies, but I didn’t know what to expect going into it. I was going in with an open mind.”

Kate: “Honestly the first thing that came to my mind was the scene in the movie Hitch when they have speed dating at the end of the movie. I knew it was meeting someone, you talk for a couple of minutes, then you go on to the next one. Check yes, or no. And if you match ‘yes’ you exchange numbers. I didn’t know what to expect as far as the kind of people I would meet, or anything like that.”

What did you want out of speed dating?

Continue reading “FIRST ANNIVERSARY: Catching up with a speed dating match one year later”

What to Order at Saskatchewan’s Favourite Hidden Gem Bakeries

Saskatchewan's favourite hidden gem bakeries

It wouldn’t be Easter weekend without bread, sugar, and butter, #amiright? Somehow this combination pairs extremely well with the resurrection of Christ. And these hidden gem bakeries in Saskatchewan know it!

If you’re looking to get your carb-load on this weekend, you’ve stumbled on the right post. Whether you’re dreaming of hot crossed buns, or looking for a fresh-made loaf of sourdough, Saskatchewan is home to some of the best selection you’ll find in Canada.

Hit the road to a place where people come together to enjoy the best-of breads and sweets. These destination hidden gem bakery treats* come to you from a recommendation thread in the Travel in Saskatchewan Facebook group, amalgamating hundreds of Facebook reviews, word of mouth (same, same, but different?), and personal experience.

You may be too late to order these for Easter dinner, but it’s never too late to sample them on your next road trip. Stock up on hidden gem baked goods from around the province.

*Most of these bakery treats don’t have many pictures to accompany them, so you’re going to have to trust me on these. Better yet, you could take a picture, hashtag #dosask, and share your experience with me!

Here’s what you should order from hidden gem bakeries in Saskatchewan:

 


Honey Sourdough from Harvest Eatery in Shaunavon
Iced Bismarks at Golden Grain in Melfort
Boston Creams from Wadena/Watrous Bakery (same family recipe)
Doughnuts from Family Bakery in Nipawin

Cheesecake from The Shop Bakery and Deli Maple Creek
Sticky buns from Crossroads Gas Station in Wakaw
Cinnamon buns from Waskesiu Trading Company Store and Bakery
Chocolate dipped donuts from Theodore’s Bakery in Martensville

Cinnamon buns. Need we say more?

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Cinnamon buns from City Perks in Saskatoon
Sourdough from Earth Bound Bakery and Delicatessen in Saskatoon
Wood-fired bread from The Night Oven Bakery in Saskatoon
Cream Puffs from Valley Bake & Coffee Shop in Fort Qu’Appelle

Do our grain farmers help make our bread the best in the west? Does a bear love cinnamon buns? Yes and yes.

With all of this delicious local baking, I smell a Do Sask bus tour of hidden gem bakeries in the works. Do I have enough bread-loving doers to make this a thing?

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Pick 10: Winter Date Ideas to do Indoors in Saskatoon

Woman looking out over city at dusk

Saskatoon may be known for its extreme sub-zero temperatures, but this post isn’t about the weather. You can get through some of the coldest days of the year without giving up and hibernating if you put a bit of thought into your winter date ideas.

This week, I asked Do Sask’s private group members if they prefer indoor or outdoor activities during the winter. It was no surprise that the winner by a landslide was indoor.

So in the spirit of the group’s choice, I’m inviting you to try some new things while the weather is keeping you locked up indoors. This post gives you ideas on where to go to do everything from laser tag and axe throwing to making laser cuts and painting pottery.

Here are my top winter date ideas in Saskatoon.

Got cabin fever? Make a plan to get active indoors with these winter date ideas:

Pretend you’re in a real-life shooter video game.

In a little over 30 minutes, you’ll get your codename, backpack, and laser gun and run around forming a team with other players. Each laser tag game is 15 minutes in length. BONUS: you won’t come out of it with welts like you would with paintball.

Where: Prairie Jurassic Family Fun Centre

Hurl an axe like a lumberjack (beard and flannel not required).

When my friends ask me for a memorable first date idea I always recommend Timberjaxe. Not only will you learn how to swing a throwing axe into a giant wooden tree trunk target, you’ll get to know whether your date is adventurous or not. That beats dinner and a movie any day of the week.

Where: Timberjaxe Throwing Sports

Make your date do flips up the walls for you.

I’m not the only one who’s dreamed of a world full of trampoline floors. The good news is that there’s a place in Saskatoon that’s making it happen one jump at a time. Go during open jump hours, or Club Apex where DJs spin and disco lights cascade across the entire park.

Tip: 30 minutes is really all you need to wear yourself out if you’re an adult. But if you’ve got a bit more energy you can book up to 2 hours here.

Where: Apex Trampoline Park Ltd.

Scale up the cliffs of Saskatchewan…

When was the last time you climbed up the walls? If you can only remember doing it when you were a kid, it’s probably time you tried rock climbing. With a combination of top rope, lead, and boulders, Grip It is Saskatoon’s rock climbing facility. You can go with your date, or try it solo since they have auto belays to hold your rope and plenty of rental gear to get you started.

Where: Grip It Indoor Rock Climbing

Yell fore in the middle of winter at the province’s only indoor golf dome.

Most of the golf courses in town are now cross-country ski destinations, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your game on pause. Take advantage of off season and hit the range. With over 37 driving ranges in a temperature-controlled environment you likely won’t have a problem finding time to drop-in for some practice.

Where: The Golf Dome

Speaking of golf… Mar’s Mini Golf is an indoor, ocean-themed, 3D glow course. Just sayin’!

Now that you’ve worked up a sweat you can get crafty at these 6 DIY-lover locales:

Supplies ain’t cheap, so this place is making it more accessible to art.

When you’re scraping by getting artsy is a luxury – especially when supplies run you hundreds of dollars. SCYAP is a Saskatoon non-profit that provides a place to get creative for little to no cost to you. All-ages drop ins are Tuesday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can also register for a workshop or class on whichever type of medium interests you.

Where: SCYAP

Art doesn’t have to be so intimidating for newbies.

Pop in for some free doodling time, or get to know the intricacies of linocuts. Creative Commons is a non-profit dedicated to providing the tools you need to immerse yourself in arts and crafts. They run regular workshops in a variety of artistic techniques for beginners to the more experienced.

Where: Creative Commons/Void Gallery

Up your maker game by learning how to use high-end technology.

So you want to get even more hands on with your crafts than ever? You don’t have to dump thousands of dollars into your own machine shop. Take advantage of the full lineup of tools and other equipment to make things like decals and wood furniture. Membership, events, and drop-in rates available.

Where: Saskatoon Makerspace

Is your date a foodie in training? Help them take their cooking skills to 100.

Visit the sophisticated clubhouse that lets you get hands-on for sustenance’s sake. The Local Kitchen is a collaborative space where you can learn how to cook with others. Check out any one of their upcoming events, or apply to teach one yourself. (Be quick. Many of their events sell out!)

Where: The Local Kitchen

A workshop space where you’re only limited by your own imagination.

Pick a piece of pottery, or canvas and paint it any way you like. Wet Paint Pottery is a place to drop in for a little relaxed craft work. If you think you aren’t creative enough – think again! Choose from many designs for beginners… and no one will judge you if you want to get a little subversive with your cursive.

Where: Wet Paint Pottery

Produce your own movie, or print a huge photo.

That blockbuster movie script you wrote back in high school now has a chance to be produced. Rent the studio to create any type of new media project from photography to audio production. There are many different free, or nearly-free workshops if you don’t know where to begin.

Note: PAVED Arts is not for business use, so anything made must be for passion’s sake.

Where: PAVED Arts

I challenge you to do at least half of these winter date ideas before the snow melts. You can do it! And if you finish them all and want to try something else, Do Sask has plenty of indoor events for cold days: brewery tours, speed dating, and craft parties.

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