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Preschool Storytime

Tuesday Sep 02 2014 10:30 am - Storytime Circle, Saskatoon

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For children ages 3 - 5.

Join us in the Story Circle, where our storyteller will treat you to a half hour of fun and imagination! Every Tuesday from 10:30 - ll:00 am.

For further information, please inquire at the Children's Desk (upstairs) in person or by phone at (306) 955-1477.

Saskatoon Heritage Society -- Book Launch

Wednesday Sep 03 2014 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Saskatoon History Review 26

Welcome to this first issue of the next 25 years of the Saskatoon Heritage Society’s Saskatoon History Review! Editor Don Kerr has gathered together an eclectic mix of articles on architecture, history and personal memories, along with two book reviews. There are articles on the Mendel Gallery, the Canadian Legion, architect Roger Walls, and an interview with developer, Ken Achs. An account of Robert Caswell’s 1883 trek into Saskatoon sits in contrast to memories of life growing up in 1940’s Caswell Hill. Reviews of David Kaplan’s autobiography and Bernard Flaman’s Architecture of Saskatchewan round out the issue. There is something for everyone and lots of pictures to look at.

The Saskatoon Heritage Society is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of buildings, neighbourhoods and sites in Saskatoon which are of historical and aesthetic value. The Society encourages Saskatonians to take an active interest in the history of their city. It offers a wide variety of enjoyable programming, including walking tours, workshops on heritage restoration, heritage displays at community events, and guest speakers at meetings and special events.

Gordon E. Tolton -- Speaking and Signing

Thursday Sep 04 2014 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Healy's West: The Life and Times of John J. Healy (Heritage House)

Through his incredibly varied fifty-year career, John J. Healy left an indelible mark on the Canadian and American west. At different points in his storied life, Healy was a soldier, a trapper, a prospector, a free trader, an explorer, a horse dealer, a scout, a lawman, a newspaper editor, a speculator, a merchant, a capitalist, a historian, and a politician. He defied classification while defining the lifestyle of a frontier adventurer and buccaneer capitalist in the late nineteenth century. In Healy’s West, Gordon E. Tolton cuts through the mythology and controversy of this larger-than-life character, giving us the most complete and truly balanced account of Healy’s life ever published. From Irish famine to army saddle; from scouting on the Oregon Trail to digging for mountain gold in Idaho; from taking on powerful monopolies to trading with the Blackfoot; from political manoeuvring to hunting down rustlers behind a sheriff’s badge, Healy challenged life, nature, enemies and, governments head on—in print, in business, and in physical combat. An entertaining and critical portrayal of the west’s most charismatic figure, Healy’s West is a must-read for any history buff.

Raised on a family farm near Taber, Alberta, Gordon E. Tolton is an amateur historian, re-enactor, author, and raconteur. While working in the agricultural, construction, and service industries, he volunteered for several heritage-related societies and historic sites and became immersed in history while learning the disciplines of writing, archiving, and museum practices. Gord was the history coordinator for the United Farmers of Alberta and has been associated with Fort Whoop-Up National Historic Site for over twenty-two years. His interests centre on the cross-border trade of the late 1800s, the 1885 North-West Rebellion, and the history of agriculture in Alberta. He is the author of four previous books, including Cowboy Cavalry and Prairie Warships. He lives in Coaldale, Alberta, with his wife, Rose.

Jon Bailey -- Live Musical Performance

Friday Sep 05 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Rock/Folk

Jon Bailey is a local singer/songwriter who has performed throughout the province for the past 15 years. His original compositions are peppered with provocative lyrics and bitter-sweet melodies. Like Dylan, the tools of his trade consist of an old harmonica and guitar. If you enjoy original campfire music come out on Friday night and have a listen.

Wayne Bargen -- Live Musical Performance

Saturday Sep 06 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Instrumental Guitar

Wayne Bargen is a finger style acoustic guitar player. All of the songs that he performs are originals. His influences are Bob Evans, Bruce Cockburn, Don Ross, Antoine Dufour, and Andy McKee. His goal is that people who come to his show will walk away relaxed, have a greater appreciation of acoustic guitar music, and be inspired to start playing guitar.

Kids Time!

Sunday Sep 07 2014 1:00 pm - Storytime Circle, Saskatoon

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Join us Sundays at 1:00 pm in the Story Circle for an exciting new program at McNally Robinson for Kids.

It's Kid’s Time for children ages 3 to 7, and features sing-a-longs, dance, and yoga-inspired movement!

Bring your yoga mat if you like! No registration required: this is a drop-in program with a cost of $5 per child per session. Contact McNally Robinson for Kids at 306-955-1477 for details.

Carey Rigby-Wilcox and Fawn Einarson -- Joint Launch

Monday Sep 08 2014 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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My Dad Couldn’t Read (See a Book Take a Look) by Carey Rigby-Wilcox and Art, his Heart...and the Phlart?! (Hear My Heart Books Inc.) by Fawn Einarson

My Dad Couldn’t Read is a reflection of Carey Rigby-Wilcox's own experience as a parent of four children and an adult learner. When parents struggle with literacy, frustration, fear and hopelessness can take over. Parents are their children’s first teachers and provide the foundation for their life-long learning. Parents strive to be an inspiration to their children, but what happens when children become an inspiration to their parents? Carey offers a powerful story about a boy and his dad and how they come to support each other in their learning. The lessons they learn take them well beyond their ability to read. Carey learned through her literacy tutor that commitment and support are needed to help others. As Carey became more literate, she became more empowered and now she is an advocate of life-long learning and an active partner in her children’s education. $1 from each book sold will be donated to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.

Art, his Heart...and the Phlart?! presents an analogy of childhood sexual abuse using a male character. Art falls victim to the phlart, who is a pedophile. When Art starts to stuff his feelings, he is unable to hide his hurting heart. As with all victims, Art becomes stuck in his circumstance. When Art meets a new friend, Tart, he finds the strength to disclose what is happening to him. With support, Art is able to start the healing process. Carefully crafted to teach children what they need to know to stay safe, the author broaches the subject in a sensitive, nonthreatening way. Fawn Einarson is a strong advocate for children. She continues to push the boundaries of storytelling in an effort to support children and prevent heinous crimes against them such as childhood sexual abuse. Fawn lives in Saskatoon with her husband Ray. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday Sep 09 2014 10:30 am - Storytime Circle, Saskatoon

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For children ages 3 - 5.

Join us in the Story Circle, where our storyteller will treat you to a half hour of fun and imagination! Every Tuesday from 10:30 - ll:00 am.

For further information, please inquire at the Children's Desk (upstairs) in person or by phone at (306) 955-1477.

Alison R. Montgomery -- Book Launch

Tuesday Sep 09 2014 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Launching Confessions of a Dance Mom, with an introduction by Jesse Fraser

Confession: My name is Alison and I am a dance mom.

“The first time I saw Jesse perform he was nine years old in a group tap number. When he appeared on stage, I remember what a thrill it was to see him up there, but also how cute they all were, how much fun they were having and how much they all obviously enjoyed being in the spotlight.”
That was the moment Alison realized she was a dance mom. Her son Jesse’s dance career would take him from a local dance school in Saskatoon to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and from there to Germany, where he currently dances with the Stuttgarter Ballett. "To parent a dancer to an elite level is a unique and challenging journey as well as an incredibly rewarding experience. However we express our delight in our children’s accomplishments, simply put, we are there for them. We back them with eagerness and excitement, with love in our hearts and, if need be, all the money in our wallets. We encourage them to be the best, to be themselves, to pursue their dreams and be passionate about life. It’s what parents do. And with our love and support, our children are free to strive to be everything they can be."

Alison Montgomery is a Saskatoon high school Visual Arts teacher, a landscape artist and a musician. But first and always most importantly, she is a devoted mom to her two sons, Chris and Jesse. With her youngest son Jesse, Alison found herself in a unique and challenging role, as the parent of a child with an exceptional interest and a passion to succeed. Confessions of a Dance Mom, Alison's second non-fiction book, is her account of what both she and her husband experienced as parents while their son Jesse worked towards becoming a professional ballet dancer. Alison's first book, Finding Christopher, was published in 2010 and is a personal reflection on surviving the sudden and tragic loss of her 24 year old son Chris in September of 2001. Alison and her husband Tom live in Saskatoon.

Ned Powers -- Speaking and Signing

Wednesday Sep 10 2014 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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The Spirit of ’89: Memories from the 1989 Jeux Canada Summer Games

Co-presented by the 1989 Jeux Canada Games Foundation

The Spirit of ’89 celebrates the 25th anniversary of the most successful summer athletic and cultural event ever held in Saskatoon. A total of 2,855 athletes competed in 19 sports in a two-week event, often considered a stepping stone towards developing the Canadian Olympic movement. The Games included unmatched Olympic-styled opening and closing ceremonies as well as staging an arts and cultural festival. From the beginning, there was a $7.5 million commitment to sports facilities, and from the Games came a profit of $1.3 million. The Summer Games are held every four years and produce incredible legacies for the host community. The Games Foundation, with its investments, has already donated $2.4 million to Saskatchewan sports organizations and still has $2.4-million as a continuing legacy. 

Ned Powers is an author and longtime Saskatoon journalist.

Dave Margoshes -- Book Launch

Thursday Sep 11 2014 7:30 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Wiseman's Wager (Coteau Books)

From an emergency room in Calgary, where an intern hears his poorly timed joke about suicide, Zan winds up on the psychologist's couch. But the doctor's efforts to investigate Zan's mental state are constantly stymied by his misfiring memory, his wry delivery, and his novelist's tendency to embellish. Is he misremembering, misrepresenting, crafting a better story or all of the above? Through the streets of Strike-era Winnipeg, Toronto during the Depression, and the 1980s Calgary of Zan's new life, Dave Margoshes's compellingly unreliable narrator treats the reader to a magnificent meditation on aging, family ties, faith, and the liquid concept of the truth.

Dave Margoshes is the author of three other novels, five books of poetry and seven short story collections, including Saskatchewan Book of the Year Bix's Trumpet and 2012's acclaimed A Book of Great Worth. He is a winner of the Stephen Leacock Poetry Award and twice-winner of the City of Regina Writing Award. Now based in Saskatoon, he spent many years as a journalist in New York, San Francisco, Calgary, and Vancouver.

The Standards Trio -- Live Musical Performance

Friday Sep 12 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Jazz Ensemble

Don Sawchuk (guitar, mandolin and vocals), Todd Gursky (drums and vocals) and Matt Gruza (bass)

Alison Uitti -- Book Signing

Saturday Sep 13 2014 1:00 pm - Main Floor, Saskatoon

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Safety Conversations for English Language Learners: How can you be safe while you are walking?, How can we be safe at the swimming pool? and What can you do to be safe in the winter?

The question and answer patterned text of the series Safety Conversations for English Language Learners enables emergent readers to become familiar with conversation structures while learning about pool safety, winter safety and street safety.

Alison Uitti is a teacher, author and songwriter. She has written poems, stories and songs for children throughout her teaching career. Her most recent book series addresses safety issues for kids including pool safety, winter safety and street safety. Her premier novel for children, First Days Night Movies was shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature, 2011.

Ian Summach Trio -- Live Musical Performance

Saturday Sep 13 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Jazz

Original compositions and standards, with Dylan Smith (drums) and Emmett Fortosky (bass).

Corinne Jeffery -- Book Signing

Sunday Sep 14 2014 1:00 pm - Main Floor, Saskatoon

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The Understanding Ursula trilogy, Arriving 1909—1919, Thriving 1920—1939 and Choosing 1940—1989, chronicles eighty years of Canadian history through the eyes of the Werners, a family of German Lutheran pacifists who fled Russia to pioneer the windswept Saskatchewan prairie.

Corinne Jeffery was born in a farmhouse in Duff, Saskatchewan in 1945, and raised in Manitoba from the age of five. A graduate of the Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing with a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Manitoba, she is a former educator with Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton. After many years in Winnipeg, she moved to St. Albert, Alberta, where she has been a longtime resident with her husband and family.

Corinne has always been a writer at heart and finally put pen to paper for her first works of fiction, the Understanding Ursula trilogy.

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