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The Bridge Is Back!

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 15, 2015 13:15

City Council held a special meeting early September to discuss the two new bridges being built in YXE.  A $252.6 million project, one of Saskatoon's newest bridge addition will be the replacement of the iconic Victoria Bridge.

The closing of the bridge five years ago had quite the reaction from Saskatoon residents. A popular route from the Broadway area to the city core, many people were sad to see it slightly demolished and closed down.

However, talks of the new traffic bridge has been in recent news and it has created a buzz in the city once again. Residents continuously ask the city council "What will the new bridge look like?" With the idea of remaining flexible in the design to save money, they say the outcome will be "sympathetic" to the original 1907 bridge.

 

Photo Source: Sharai Siemens Photography

The bridge is suspected to be competed by October 2018 giving the Broadways residents and surrounding area something to look forward to. 

 
 

 The My Saskatoon Team

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Fall Foodie Friday: Thanksgiving Food Ideas

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 9, 2015 10:14

Not sure what to bring to Thanksgiving dinner this weekend? These cute and quirky food ideas are easy to make and fun for any age. You will be a hit at this Thanksgiving table whether you are a guest or a host!

 

Cinnamon Roll Turkeys

A sweet and salty treat that would make a great dessert this Thanksgiving. Use Turkey bacon as a healthy alternative and to stay with the theme of the holiday!

Source: Pillsbury.com

 

  Cheese Tray Turkey

A simple and quick addition to the table. Substitute different types of cheese for each layer to add some variety and colour! You can also make it a fun game for the kids. Allow them to decorate the turkey with different types of cheeses and meats!

                                  

Source: alsothatsit.blogspot.ca

 

 Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

A classic favourite! With any holiday, you can always find a way to make a popcorn ball appropriate for the season!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend everyone! We hope you have a fantastic holiday with friends, family and loved ones! Enjoy the beautiful weather and remember to be thankful!



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FloorIt Grand Re-Opening

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 1, 2015 14:10

Locally owned FloorIt has been serving Saskatoon for over seventeen years! With new renovations and the addition of new co-ownership within the family, FloorIt wants to celebrate by having a  Re-Grand Opening!  This Saturday from 10-5pm there will be special sale pricing, food and drink, kids activities and live music! The mayor, Don Atchison, will also be in attendance as he will preform the ribbon cutting. 

 Family Fun

There will be a section in the showroom where the kids can be entertained by games, activities and even balloon animals! The parking lot will have three race cars from Auto Clearing Motor Speedway and their drivers ready for photo opportunities and meet and greets!

There will be live music throughout the day, local talent playing piano and guitar!

BBQ 

At 12:00pm, a charity BBQ will be held for guests and all proceeds will go directly to the FASD Network, an organization that supports children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. 

Sales

All in stock inventory will have special sale pricing. You won't find prices this low again!  Carpet, laminate, vinyl, linoleum, tile and hardwood are priced to sell! FloorIt is the first flooring store in Saskatoon to have Mohawk Elite showroom so there is also a sale on where you can save up to $500.00 on carpets.

 

 

Hurry in because the first fifty people through the door will be entered to win THIS area rug!

   

 

 Locally owned for 17 years, FloorIt is a family business serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas. It is located at 418-51st Street East.

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5 things: National Coffee Day, Calligraphy and Your Local Businesses

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 29, 2015 13:01

Did you know that it is National Coffee Day today? Today, of any days, make sure you treat yourself to your favourite hot beverage by your local barista! Don't forget to tip them extra as they are the ones who put that extra effort in your lattes every morning.  

Fitness Focus has your gym bags! As per request by the many gym goers at the local gym, Fitness Focus now has either dark green or beige gym bags for purchase. T-shirts are coming soon!

Fonts and calligraphy are obsessions of many this year and if you are font lover then check out these cool calligraphy fonts!        

 

            

              Photo Source: Pinterest                                                                                              Photo Source: Pinterest

Prairie Sun Brewery is hosting their 3rd annual Oktoberfest this Saturday from 12-11pm. They are celebrating with food trucks, beer olympics, live music and premium craft beer from local microbreweries. Click here for more info on the event you don't want to miss! 

Paramount Day Spa and Salon has October discounts for Laser Hair Removal and EpilFree Permanent Hair Removal. Book your free consultation today and save! Check out the discounts here.      

 
 
 

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Super Moon In Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 28, 2015 12:24

It is said that the Super Moon occurs four times throughout the year and it is when the moon has its closest approach to the Earth. However, the Super Moon Lunar Eclipse is something much more rare. When word got out that the Super Moon Lunar Eclipse will be over Saskatoon between 8-9pm last night, everyone and their dog lined the streets to catch a glimpse of this extraordinary event!

We headed to the train bridge and it seemed like many other people had the same idea. Dozens of sky gazers had cameras, big and small, lining the bridge capturing the entire eclipse and then the magnificent colour afterwards.

Hundreds of Saskatoonians made way to the University of Saskatchewan Observatory for a free viewing and Wanuskewin Heritage Park also had a showing of this rare event. The next time we will see the Super Moon Lunar Eclipse is in the year of 2033 and it was last seen in 1982. 

We hope that you did not miss this glorious phenomenon in Saskatoon! 

 

 Photo Credit: theweathernetwork.com

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What is Nuit Blanche?

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 23, 2015 10:56

Nuit Blanche is a free night time festival that celebrates the art and culture of Saskatoon.   Starting at 8pm this upcoming Saturday, 20th street will come alive with the artistic  expressions of talented local artists.

You will find contemporary art in the forms of light, sound, human movement and images. This festival is a chance for people of all ages to engage with YXE's unique art scene.

Aside from the art and culture that you will see, local eateries will also be offering food and drink so that you can fully enjoy your night out!

 

  

                                           Photo Credit: nuitblanchesaskatoon.ca

 

 Explore Saskatoon's iconic 20th street at night this Saturday at Nuit Blanche and be inspired and entertained all night long!  You can find more information on artists, performances schedule and food here.

 

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Food And Fairs This Weekend In YXE

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 18, 2015 13:03

This Saturday, grab a pumpkin-spiced latte and stroll the streets of 33rd and River Landing to take in some good eats, good music and good finds.

 

The YXE Street Food Festival is back again this year with mobile vendors dishing out the food we love so much.  Stretching down Spadina between 2nd and 3rd Ave, you will find more than twenty food vendors from 11:30am to 9:30pm.  You can find the list of vendors and musical guests here

 

 The 33rd Street Fair is back again for it's 3rd year and what started as a couple buskers and vendors is now better than ever! A community stage was added this year so be sure to check out some local entertainment!  The fair starts at 11:00am and ends at 9:00pm this Saturday and the admission is FREE. Check out the line-up here

                                                    

 

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Stretch Out The Summer On This Hot September Weekend

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 10, 2015 11:34

Broadway Street Fair is on from 10:00am to 5:00pm this Saturday. Vendors, street performers, artists and musicians will be taking over Broadway for another year! 

The Spadina sandbar will be packed with people when the temperature gets to 27 degrees this Saturday. Head to the beach and sink your toes in the sand.

Bar patio season is coming to end so make sure your replenish yourself by stopping in your favourite rooftop patio and soak up some rays. If you haven't yet, check out the Bessborough's, Metric Garden Lounge.

There is a citywide curbside swap planned for Saturday starting early in the morning. Can you say FREE garage sales everywhere!

Many fundraising walks and runs for awareness are happening on Sunday. Grab a coffee and cheer them on across the city.

The Hilton Garden downtown is putting on a BBQ for New Hope Dog Rescue and the Saskatoon SPCA starting at 11:00am on the patio. 

A cute date night idea includes a truck bed, pillows and blankets and a loved one.  Head to the outskirts of the city and star gaze all night while the air is warm.

 

Let us know what you are doing on this beautiful September weekend by using the hash tag #mysaskatoon

 

Photo Credit: blog.freepeople.com

 

 

Photo Credit: Sharai Siemens Photography

 

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5 Things: DIY, keepin' cozy and vote for the best

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 9, 2015 11:23

Did you know Warm & Art, located in Willowgrove Square, sells wall fire places? Fall is the time to prepare for the winter ahead so check out the range of beautiful fire places in stock and keep warm this season.

Pineapples are the "in" trend this year for decor. Here are 5 different ways to add a cool vibe to your wedding or home.

Georgia Mills is having a back to school sale for all your students out there looking to brighten up your room for the new year. 20% off all regular priced duvets and quilts until September 13th.

You have until September 21st to vote for the best of Saskatoon for Planet S magazine. Check out the details here.

Pick up your free 2016 calendar of classic cars and travel at Al Hattie Insurance.

 Photo Credit: Sharai Siemens Photography 

 

 

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Food and Fireworks Has Your Weekend Busy

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 3, 2015 11:11

From September 2nd-6th, Riversdale District is hosting the first YXEeats food and drink festival. Proudly presented by the Commercial Group, YXEeats is a new festival to Saskatoon where you can try all the unique cuisine that the Riversdale District has to offer featuring set price menus and daily deals.

 

You can find some of your local favourite's like Collective Coffee, Leyda's, The Hollows, the Odd Couple and more!  Check out the rest of participating restaurants here.

 

Make sure you head out to the  PotashCorp Firework Festival this Friday and Saturday at the Friendship Park and the Amphitheatre at River Landing.  It is forecasted to be a chilly weekend so make sure you have plenty of blankets, friends and family around you to keep you warm,

 

 Photo Credit: Trip Advisor

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