Saskatchewan Business Challenge

Kids in the kitchen!? I met the entrepreneurs behind Cook By Colours who are making it easy for kids to be the head chef in their own homes!

I also met the CEO behind Kasiel Solutions. She adds a fashion twist to the traditional senior fall detection device! Check it out:

 

 

For more info on starting a business in Saskatchewan, click here.

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There are No Fans like Roughrider Fans!

The Roughriders sell more merchandise than all of the other CFL teams combined. They have 260,000 fans on Facebook.  Everyone knows that there is something unique about Saskatchewan Roughrider fans. I asked the fans themselves, and this is what I found out:

(ps. I also asked Roger Aldag, Chris Getzlaf and Paul Woldu what they think sets rider fans apart from other CFL fans.)

 

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Fort Battleford’s Halloweeen Haunted Fort

Boo! One night a year Fort Battleford puts on a spooky haunted house. I sent in some friends for a scare.

 

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Canada’s One and Only Synchrotron

Synchrotron

Scientists and researchers from all across the globe come to Saskatoon to work with the synchrotron. Dr Ingrid Pickering is one of those researchers. Not only does she work at the synchrotron, after eleven years she also calls Saskatoon home.

 

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Saskatchewan’s Best Job Ever Is Back For Another Whole Year

We are hiring a brand-new Saskatchewanderer for 2015.

The JOB:

The 2015 Saskatchewanderer will pick up where the 2014 Wanderer leaves off—discovering successful businesses, meeting incredible people and travelling to some of the most beautiful spots in the province.

The 2014 Saskatchewanderer went where no Wanderer ventured before.

She experienced the stark beauty of the Athabasca Sand Dunes. She flew to Toronto to cover a national trades skills competition and promoted Saskatchewan to Torontonians in the heart of their own city.

She met famous Saskatchewan residents including Tornado Hunter Greg Johnson and Life of Pi author Yann Martel. She even hung out with an NHL player from Rouleau who returns to the province every summer to farm.

Now it’s your turn.

Who will you meet? What will you do to show the world that Saskatchewan is one of the best possible places to live, work and play?

As the 2015 Saskatchewanderer, you will share stories through YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the online blog, saskatchewanderer.ca. If you love shooting video, taking pictures and editing just as much as you love spontaneous adventures and meeting new people, then this position is the perfect fit for you.

And you don’t have to do it for free. You’ll be paid between $55,000 and $60,000 per year depending on your education and previous experience.

To apply, you need to be at least 19 years old and possess a valid driver’s license.

The Saskatchewanderer works some evenings and weekends, but we promise to try our best to keep your schedule to around 40 hours per week. Lots of travel is required, since we want you to experience as much of Saskatchewan as you can.

You don’t have to be a resident of Saskatchewan, but you do have to have an insatiable curiosity and the desire to get to know Saskatchewan better.

To APPLY:

Starting Oct. 31 you will be able to apply online – we will need: a short, written description of yourself, a head shot, your resume (please include three references) and a short two minute video explaining why you should be our 2015 Saskatchewanderer. Show us where you’ve travelled. Tell us about your experiences shooting video and taking pictures. Explain what you’d do in 2015 to keep the Saskatchewanderer program fresh and engaging.

Submissions will be accepted from October 31st at noon until December 1st at noon.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo

Saskatoon held its first ever Comic and Entertainment Expo this year. Saskatchewanians from far and wide gathered for a weekend of comic books, autographs, and panel talks from famous media guests.

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What better way to experience my first ever expo than by watching a wedding! Sebastian Van Esch and Kristin Spearey met at an expo, got engaged at an expo and tied the knot at this expo! Kristin was escorted down the aisle by Darth Vador himself, and the ceremony was officiated by The Joker. What a unique way to tie the knot!

Sebastian and Kristin met at an expo, got engaged at an expo and tied the knot at this expo!

Sebastian and Kristin met at an expo, got engaged at an expo and tied the knot at this expo!

A Noteworthy guest at the expo was John Borrowman, a well-known british entertainer who starred as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who. Borrowman now stars in his own spin-off TV series, Torchwood.

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Nicole from the City of Bridges Steampunk Society

 

The expo was held at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. Even before I reached the front doors, there were crowds of people dressed up in elaborate cosplay. Cosplay is described as the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book or video game. I’m not a comic book reader and I don’t watch many action flicks, so I had a hard time guessing who was who. I did, however, gain an appreciation for cosplay and all of the work that goes into the outfits and makeup!

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Spiderman-ninja turtles

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Harley Quinn from Batman

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Shredder’s Elite Guard from Ninja Turtles

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Dr Who #5

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Rosie the Riveter-Vampire Slayer!

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Link from Legend of Zelda

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A cardassian from Star Trek

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Princess Bubble Gum and Marceline from Adventure Time

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Who ya gonna call?

 

Once inside, there were booths upon booths of comic books, T shirts and art for sale. I was especially excited to see a model of Captain Gavin Capacitor from one of my favourite shows as a child, ReBoot! There was also a 3D printing machine that blew my mind! I watched as it printed a 3D elephant figurine and I realized the future is now!

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3D printing

 

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Snowboarding in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewanderer

 

Not many people know that you can go snowboarding in Saskatchewan. Those people might also be surprised to learn that olympic snowboarder, Mark McMorris, grew up in Saskatchewan. I started off my year with a snowboarding lesson at Mission Ridge Winter Park where Mark spent a lot of time as a kid. Check out my video below!

 

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Where Does Pizza Come From?

Elementary school students from the Yorkton area learned what it takes to truly make a pizza from scratch!

Pizza Farm Saskatchewanderer

More info here .

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A day in the Life of NHL player, Keith Aulie

Keith Aulie and the Saskatchewanderer

Every year, Keith Aulie returns to Saskatchewan to farm with his family. I caught up with him for a day in Regina and Rouleau, SK.

 

 

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Fly Fishing in Saskatchewan’s Southwest

Julio Salazar is an avid fly fisherman. He was generous enough to teach me the ropes of fly fishing in the beautiful Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. See photos here.

 

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