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My Saskatoon, A Platform For Local Businesses

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 17, 2015 15:53

My Saskatoon is a modern online community, enhancing the connections between local people and the home grown and locally owned retailers that make our city unique. 

My Saskatoon was started by a group of individuals who are local business owners, passionate about showcasing Saskatoon businesses online, and ultimately encouraging the people of Saskatoon to shop, eat, and support local! 

Simply by being a part of our online community, local businesses provide support to the charities and non-profit organizations who contribute to the livelihood of the greater Saskatoon community. 

We love Saskatoon, its vibrancy, and the passion of its people! 

Stay connected by signing up for our monthly publication, The My Saskatoon Insider, and join us in enjoying all that our incredible city has to offer! 


Check out our EatLocal, ShopLocal and SupportLocal pages and find the local businesses that you are looking for!


 The My Saskatoon Team

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Make a Mother's Day Memory at Paramount Day Spa

posted by My Saskatoon    |   April 20, 2015 11:11

Mother's Day is right around the corner on May 10, 2015! This Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to make a special memory with the important women in your life with Paramount Day Spa.

Paramount DaySpa Salon & Boutique and Creatively Speaking Photography have teamed up to give you the best Mother's Day gift idea!

A photo shoot complete with hair and make up for mom alone or for mom and a few of the special people in her life.

For additional information & availability call (306) 242-0017.


We have also created a short video with a few tips when getting ready for your session!


Happy Mother's Day - from the team at My Saskatoon!

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Home and Garden

5 Things: Winter Wonders, Flooring & Fitness in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 5, 2014 08:58

1. Winter Wonders Handmade Market starts today at 4pm!

2. Today only at Believe Fit, buy one Perfect Nutrition, get one 50% off. 

3. Carpet Superstores is offering a nice discount on beautiful vinyl plank right now. 

4. Snap Fitness posted this recipe for healthy apple crisp. It doesn't get much better than healthy apple crisp!

5. These adorable watercolour mugs make an easy DIY gift idea!  

Enjoy your Friday!

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December Events in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 3, 2014 12:25

It's here! By most people's standards, December 1st marked the appropriate time to set up the tree, buy egg nog, and start watching Christmas movies (although many of us starting in on this stuff midway through November!). There's a lot happening in the coming weeks that will help you to get in the holiday spirit if you aren't already. Here's whats on our radar for Saskatoon events in December. 


Evening Market | Saskatoon Farmers' Market

Thursday, November 4th at 4:30pm til 8pm // Saskatoon Farmers' Market

Chef Jenni will be in the the kitchen with 'Cook & Learn' sessions from 5-7. Amy Jo Ehman will be selling her new book Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens.

Winter Wonders Handmade Market

Friday, Dec 5 & Saturday, Dec 6 // St. Joseph's Parish Hall

One of Saskatoon's great craft events. Connect with Flock & Gather on Facebook to check out sneak peeks of the vendors. 


Free Holiday Movie Day

Thursday, Dec 18 // The Roxy Theatre

The Riversdale Community Association presents free movies all day long, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Connect on Facebook for details and showtimes. 


Do-It-Yourself Wrapping Paper | Free Family Fun

Sunday, Dec 21 // Mendel Art Gallery

Use printmaking techniques to design your own wrapping paper. Drop in from 2 to 4pm. 


It's a Wonderful Life | The Persephone Theatre

Through December 21 // Rawlco Radio Hall

One of the most beloved and enduring films of all time comes to life on the stage! Get your tickets here


Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour

Through January 10, 5:30 to 11pm nightly // Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

Sponsored by BHP Billiton, this holiday season marks the 16th anniversary of this spectacular Saskatchewan family Christmas tradition. Get more information here


We hope you enjoy getting out and taking in all that Saskatoon has to offer for the next few weeks! If you capture your experience at any of these local events on Instagram, don't forget to hashtag and tag us @mysaskatoon!

#shoplocalyxe #eatlocalyxe #supportlocalyxe 

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5 Things: Gift Ideas & Food in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 3, 2014 09:58

1. Prairie Sun Brewery has a new kitchen with a great menu by Wild Cuisine!

2. Tea and tea cups are now available for gifting at Herbal Time

3. Unsure of what to get the man in your life? Twisted Goods just shared their Top 5 Gifts for Him on Facebook

4. Did you know Paramount Day Spa has a boutique full of great clothes, bags, belts, jewelry, and gifts? 

5. Local foodie sweetsugarbean recently shared a great on-the-go meal recipe for the busy holiday season.  

photo credit: sweetsugarbean

Enjoy your Wednesday!

5 Things: Black Friday Shopping in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 28, 2014 08:51

1. There's a big Black Friday event happening in University Heights Square today. Check out a ton of great sales, including 25-50% off at Georgia Mills Bed & Bath Boutique.

2. The Mall at Lawson Heights houses two of our favourite local shops, Believe Fit and Twisted Goods. Hit them both up for great deals and deep discounts today only!

3. Back Then & Again is extending Black Friday into a 3 day sale with longer hours all weekend long!

4. From today until Sunday, shop Stasia Boutique for unique clothing and accessories at discounts of 10-50% off.

5. If you're shopping in the Broadway area today, warm up at Calories with 20% off soups and hot bevies. 

Enjoy shopping local this Black Friday!

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Black Friday Shopping in Saskatoon's University Heights

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 26, 2014 10:36

University Heights Square. If you don’t live in the area, it might have been a while since you ventured over there, and there is probably at least a handful of great locally owned and operated retailers that you haven’t yet visited. The area is booming with local Saskatoon businesses to meet almost any shopping desire, from electronics to clothing to sports equipment to home decor, and much more. Black Friday (Nov 28) is the perfect opportunity to make your way over to University Heights and enjoy deep discounts for one day only. Here are some of the deals you can expect from a few of the local businesses involved in the event. 



Georgia Mills Bed & Bath Boutique

Save 25% on all regular price in-stock merchandise and up to 50% off select items. Open 10am til 8pm.


Two Fifty Two Boutique 

Buy one, get one free (selected styles). On all other purchases, TFT will pay the tax. 


Gallery 17 

20% off all items from 10am til 12pm. 10% off from 12pm til close. Enter to win gift sets with purchase. 


Krazy Kiley’s

Save up to 70%. View their flyer on the University Heights Square Facebook page. Open 9am til 9pm. 


Clancy’s Meat Co.

Order your all natural, free-run, Canadian, fresh turkey. Quantities are limited, so book early. 


Point Optical

60% off select ophthalmic frames, and 30% off sunglasses (plus tax). Open 9am til 9pm. 


Olympian Sports

See in store for Black Friday promotions. Open 9am til 6pm. 


Sell Off Vacations

Check out the Deal Hunter promotion and save $300 on your next vacation. Ends November 30th. 


Jules & Lace

Buy two clothing items at 20% off and choose a free item from selected racks. 


You can expect to see Black Friday happenings at other University Heights faves Elemental Spa, Hi-Tech GameTraders, Blast Kids Klothing, The Giggle Factory, The Chopped Leaf, and Tryst Boutique. Connect with University Heights Square on Facebook to keep updated on the offerings of all those involved in the Black Friday event. 

Enjoy shopping local on Black Friday! 

5 Things: Women's Clothing, A New Eatery & Event Space in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 24, 2014 12:14

1. Enjoy sips while you shop The Local Locals on Saturday from 9:30-5:30 at Anthology Home Collection - with popup shops by Durands Footwear and Tonic. 

2. Saskatoon blogger Wanderlust and Words recently shared that a new crêperie, Drift Sidewalk Cafe, will be opening on 19th Street next to Escape Sports. Sounds delectable!

3. Looking for a unique venue for a charity event, girls' night, or holiday party? You can book a private party in Era Style Loft's contemporary and open loft space. 

4. If you have high quality pieces that you just don't wear anymore, stop by local consignment shop Stasia Boutique. While you're there, browse the many racks of potential "new to you" clothing and accessories. 

5. This lovely winter wedding favour DIY could also serve as a stocking stuffer or Christmas party favour. 

Enjoy your Monday!

Bookkeeping in Saskatoon with JPM Business Solutions

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 24, 2014 11:38

One of our favourite things about Saskatoon is its entrepreneurial spirit. We love the constant chatter surrounding locally owned and operated businesses in our city, and the supportive consumers who fuel them. Our vibrant Saskatoon business community is strengthened even further when local businesses find ways to partner with each other for mutual benefit. In many instances, one local business will have something to offer that another needs, driving the growth of both. 

In the Business Services category on My Saskatoon, great local service-based businesses are striving to help move other businesses forward. From sign shops to safety training to bookkeeping, these local experts are here to help local entrepreneurs who require outside support. 

JPM Business Solutions helps small and medium-sized businesses with bookkeeping and accounting assistance. Whether a difficult financial situation is arising or a proactive method of maximizing profits is desired, the accounting specialists at JPM can provide mentorship to any business who needs it. JPM has the expertise to help businesses achieve the best financial position possible by assisting with everything from policy review to meeting regulatory bookkeeping requirements. 

Accounting expertise is crucial during all phases of the business cycle. JPM assists clients who are setting up a new business by ensuring that accounting systems are in place and that administrative staff is properly trained. In times of difficulty or disorganization, JPM can relieve a business of the day-to-day bookkeeping struggle and can ease the anxiety that is overwhelming for any business owner facing financial issues. 

Business growth can also present bookkeeping or accounting complications as new staff are hired, new capital is acquired, or services are extended. Whether its assistance with payroll, financial reporting, or budgeting and forecasting, JPM is here to help booming businesses make sustainable decisions with a long term vision.  

In addition to bookkeeping and accounting, JPM Business Solutions offers IT services and HR consulting to businesses looking for expertise in these areas. Visit JPM’s Spotlight Profile for contact details and to learn more about the experts behind JPM Business Solutions.  

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5 Things: Weekend Events & Restaurants in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 21, 2014 10:40

1. Its perfect weather to tour the Enchanted Forest on foot this evening from 5:30pm till 9pm. 

2. Calories is hosting a Prairie Sun Brewery beer tasting from 4pm till 7pm tonight. 

3. The Rook & Raven is featuring Ragoût of Braised Oxtail & Mushrooms on House Tagliatelle. Yum.

4. Pucks N' Paws is happening at Sasktel Centre tomorrow. This means pets are welcome at the Blades game, and $5 from every ticket sold will go to local animal shelters. 

5. Today is the Grand Opening of The Lighthouse Pop-Up Shop at The Centre Mall. Give back this weekend by giving the gift of hope, dignity, and change to Saskatoon's homeless. 

Enjoy the weekend!

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