This post captures photos of my spring and summer in Saskatchewan during quarantine. It’s intended to help you add to your own bucket list of places to explore and things to do in your immediate community. Uncover the beauty that’s right under your nose.
I haven’t left Saskatchewan since February, so all of my bucket list remains within provincial borders.
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Before I get to the good stuff, here’s a personal note on the how quarantine has affected my life.
Like many folks in the world, this year isn’t going exactly as I had planned.
2020 started strong with great attendance at my early events. I had been working on creating a new program for members looking to build real connections in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. Then, it all disappeared overnight.
After March 12, I chose to cancel live events as attendee safety is my top priority. I was telling folks that I hoped to be back in April! In hindsight, I was naïve about how long this would last. Last week, my heart broke when I heard that physical distancing could last two or three more years. Our culture is forever changed to pre- and post-coronavirus. Anything that happened before that day in March now feels like ancient history.
Losing the opportunity to meet people and help them connect in person feels strange. Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy writing about our prairie city, nerdy things, alternative activities, local travel, love, and lifestyle. But you, the community, fuel my energy, passion, and commitment to keep moving forward. It gives me such a rush to see your smiling faces in person – I don’t need corona to affirm that.
While exploring different styles of events, I discovered hosting and organizing live events where you can have a space to meet new, like-minded people is something I want to do on a professional level. I don’t regret one minute of it and I hope that someday I’ll be able to do it again, safely.
Fortunately, I have a supportive husband, friends, and family who’ve made the past five months easier. I haven’t been able to attend and host events like I normally would, but I’ve set personal and professional goals that give me renewed purpose.
Saskatchewan Photo Bucket List
I took all of these photos on my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S8).
Hunt for Saskatchewan’s wild flora
Walk along a prairie landscape where the sky takes your breath away
Watch coy fish peacefully swimming at Boffins Garden
Explore abandoned places of yesterday
Take a day trip to a place you’ve never been before
Soak in the sun at a nearby beach
Camp with an adventurous friend in Grieg Lake
Pick fresh Saskatoon berries in your very own physically distanced row
Make frozen Saskatoon berry custard with those fresh berries
Ride with a local slow roll cycle group
Complete a corn maze
There are many beautiful places across this province that didn’t make it onto the photo bucket list because I was too busy enjoying the moment without my phone in hand.
This year has reinforced the fact that nothing is ever certain. You never know when life as you know it will take a detour, but your mindset will always impact how you move forward.
As Saskatchewan re-opens, you should expect to find more regular posts from me. I will continue sharing content that supports the tourism, events, and hospitality industry. You can check the Do Sask Facebook Group for daily updates on local events.
I will also publish content and work hard to offer alternative events related to making the best of this time at home. We aren’t out of the woods yet.
Someday I’ll look back on 2020 with a teary-eyed smile. I miss you so much and I want to see you (standing 6 feet away) again.