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Fringe Out

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 31, 2015 11:58

Kicking off its first night on Thursday, the Fringe Festival is here again! If you are in the city this August long weekend, make sure you check out the Broadway district for all that the Fringe has to offer. From street buskers and vendors, food, arts and crafts, the Fringe Festival sees over 40,000 people filling the streets to check out the local and international vendors and artists! The independent theatre provides you entertainment from local artists as well as international artists and you can see them at the Broadway Theatre. The hours are as follows: Tuesday-Friday, 6:00pm-10:30pm, Saturday/Sunday/Monday, 12:00pm-10:30pm.

 

Craving ribs? Saskatoon's RibFest is on again this weekend, with professional "ribbers"  from across the nation providing you with ribs and other BBQ to tantalize your taste buds. Bring a blanket and chair to Diefenbaker Park where you will find free admission, parking, live music and games for the kids! It starts at 4:00pm-dusk tonight and 11:00am-dusk Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds go to charity so come on out and support local, give back and eat well!

Picture credit: www.omniocity.com 

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It's The Weekend!

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 23, 2015 12:19

Are you hanging around Saskatoon this weekend? Make your way down to Rotary Park and take in the Dragon Boat Festival July 24th-25th from 10:00am-4:00pm both days! Although 1100 paddlers on the water are entertaining enough, the festival also offers great food and entertainment along with games and activities for the kids! This year the Heart and Stroke Foundation is partnering with FMG's Dragon Boat Festival raising funds to create more survivors of heart of stroke. Don't miss the chance to see the flower ceremony which honours survivors and those who lost loved ones. Come on down and support this cause and take in some of Saskatoon's best entertainment of the city!

 

Photo Credit: http://www.dragonboatsk.ca

 

 

On Sunday, July 27th, take your on-leashed pet to Saskatoon's Pet's In The Park in Kiwanis Memorial Park between 9:00am- 4:00pm. Another fun-fundraising event in Saskatoon, raising money for local animal shelters so that medical care and food is provided for animals without a home. From demonstrations, live music, vendor booths, pet portraits, silent auctions and more, this is the perfect event for your furry friend. Come and help support animals in need and give your's some pampering for the afternoon!

 

Photo Credit: http://www.highfourpets.com/

Victory Safety & Training Has Your Courses

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 20, 2015 09:29

 Victory Safety & Training is your local provider for training in all areas of the work force. Here is what they have to say about their new specialized courses they have to offer.....

"Welcome to Victory Safety and Training a business established on integrity, honesty, quality instruction and excellent customer service. Victory Safety and Training has been established as one of the top training providers in the province and offers the highest quality courses in the industry through training partnerships with the most highly recognized names in the industry. We now specialize in courses that traditionally haven't been offered in Saskatchewan such as Global Ground Disturbance, H2S Alive and many OSSA  (Oil Sands Safety Association) certified courses through our friends at Fusion Safety Services. They also provide OSSA Fall Protection, OSSA Confined Space Entry and monitor, OSSA Orientation and coming soon is their OSSA Aerial work platform. Furthermore,  Victory Safety still offers the same trusted courses our company was founded  on such as WHMIS, TDG, confined space rescue and First aid and CPR through another well established training partnership with the Canadian Red Cross. The industry is continually evolving and we at Victory are sure to keep on top of it by keeping an eye out for changing requirements and new services required. So whether you need in-class training, online training or services such as workplace drug and alcohol screening look no further because at Victory we truly are your one stop safety shop aiming to make safety a bit easier for everybody. Hope to hear from YOU soon as it would be our privilege to serve you. So stay safe Saskatchewan from your friends at Victory Safety and Training where YOUR SAFETY IS OUR BUSINESS. Don't forget we are having a 20% off all in stock store items until July 31st!"

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Ness Creek Must Haves

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 17, 2015 10:26

If you are headed to Ness Creek this weekend, here are some great essentials that you will want to have.

Twisted Goods, located in Lawson Heights Mall and Circle Center Mall, has swell bottles in stock and they are perfect for keeping your water cool all day long! http://www.swellbottle.com/

Don't forget to fill up your crafts of locally brewed beer at Prairie Sun Brewery for the weekend http://www.prairiesun.ca/

Pair your fringe and flare style with Back then & Again's vintage jewellery, perfect for Ness Creek trends.

 

 

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Little Bird Patisserie Takes on Taste of Sask

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 13, 2015 15:01

Coming back for their second time, Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe is excited for another year of exposure and a profitable week to their business at Taste of Saskatchewan.  Kim Butcher, owner and baker, says that  "The neighbourhood (20th Street) is changing so quickly right now that there is always an influx of new people stopping by the shop but each spring has always proven to be very busy and the winter months is when things slow down. Being a vender in the festival is a big cash injection for the bakery so it fuels us to keep going in the leaner months," says Kim. Bringing back some of last year's favourites, the french macron flavours are vanilla, salted toffee and pistachio and the sweet crepes are cinnamon sugar and lemon sugar.

Rather than having  a drink  like the year before, a gluten-free savoury crepe is new to the menu, offering people of Saskatoon a lunch item option. With bacon and caramelized onions topped with gruyrere cheese, arugula and roasted garlic dressing, this item will be a hit down by the river this week! When asked what sets Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe apart from other bakeries and cafes in Saskatoon, Kim says, "We don't consider ourselves restaurant style service. We have very simple service with a variety of items that are baked fresh daily. Some of our items you can get throughout Saskatoon but the difference here is the huge selection of the delicacies that we love so much." Kim and her staff are hoping for good weather this week and are looking forward to the break away from the shop, they had  a lot of fun last year and are expecting it to be the same this time!

If you are looking to try Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe's  famous french macrons or would like a sweet or savoury crepe, find their tent at Taste of Saskatchewan from Tuesday-Sunday this week! They are open from 11:00am-10:30pm on Tuesday and then until 11:30pm for the rest of the week, closing at 8:00pm on Sunday when the festival is finished. Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe is located at back row, closest to the river and the first row in front of the Bessborough Hotel, you don't want to miss this tent this summer!

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YXE Sidewalk Sale Is On

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 10, 2015 11:07

The summer sales that everyone has been waiting for is here!  From July 9-11th,  downtown Saskatoon stores have filled the streets with racks beyond racks of blowout prices!  The streets are closed off from traffic from 9:00AM-9:00PM so whether you are an early bird to get the best deals or an evening stroll window shopper, there is a lot of action happening downtown this weekend. With live entertainment and food and drink stations lining  the streets of Second Avenue,  this is perfect time to get out and check out what YXE has to offer! Two of My Saskatoon's favourite shops are taking part of the sidewalk sale, here is what Paramount Day Spa & Boutique and Era Style Loft have to say....

"We have been in business for 65 years and we find it very important to support local because without the support of Saskatoon shoppers, local businesses like ours can not exist. We are participating in the annual sidewalk sale for the first time this year, along with our neighbouring local stores like Awl Shoppe, Harden and Huyse, Pink Tree and Signature Home Styles. The YummTruck food truck is parked on the corner parking lot Thursday-Friday and there is a charity BBQ on Saturday for Beads of Courage so come out and enjoy some food while you shop! We are open from 10:00am-7:30pm on Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm on Friday and 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday and as far as sales go, we have plenty! Accessories, clothing and salon and spa products are available at huge discounts. Our items are 30-70% off and our Dot System Sale starts at $5.00 and goes up to $50.00 items so stop by and check out our amazing deals and shop local this weekend!".... Sarah-Dutka-Smith, Paramount Day Spa & Salon

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"We love that because we are a local store we can bring in unique items that you wouldn't find in big box stores. We make an effort to shop local in Saskatoon because we as business owners of our own local clothing store know how important it is to keep local thriving in the city. This weekend  we are featuring a huge denim sales from skinny jeans to cut-off jean shorts.  We are having a 40-70% discount on clothing, shoes, accessories and handbags, including designer brands like Rebecca Minkoff, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Rag and Bone. We have that perfect cocktail dress for that summer wedding on sale along with silk tanks and classic tees! Our store is open from 10:00am-9:00pm on Thursday and 10:00am-6:00pm on Friday and Saturday so come in quick and take advantage of the designer brands that you love for half the price!"......Lauren Evans and Julie Andreas, Era Style Loft

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