When CFL fans come marching into Regina for the Grey Cup the Queen City will be ready to do what it always has: bring back the Grey Cup parade, bigger and better than ever.
Not every Grey Cup festival includes a parade; it's a pseudo-tradition that comes and goes depending on the host city. The organizing committee for this year's Grey Cup festivities will be rejuvenating the practice when the big game returns to Regina later this month.
Saskatoon band The Sheepdogs are getting closer to securing a spot in the final
round of Rolling Stone Magazine's Choose the Cover contest.
So far they've made it to round three of four.
The bass player, Ryan Gullen, says they've even gained a famous fan - Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Santa doesn’t arrive for another few weeks but TCU Place was bursting with Christmas spirit Sunday night.
The Huron Carole, hosted by musician and activist Tom Jackson, performed an ensemble of classic holiday favourites to raise money for the Saskatoon Food Bank.
“Hopefully those that come to the show will better understand that there is a disease called hunger in this country that is silent and it affects a lot of children and those children are, in fact, our future,” Jackson said.
Highlighting public art in Saskatoon while hiding it behind white winter-camouflaged plastic wrap is the latest work in the City of Saskatoon’s Placemaker program.
“We thought it presented something ground breaking and it would highlight our current collection and get people talking about public art and get them noticing and engaging with what we have around us right now,” Kevin Kitchen, director of community initiatives, said.
A lot of people in Saskatoon are pretty excited Black Sabbath will be tearing up the Credit Union Centre in April, but one Saskatoon band will be using it as a big homecoming show.
An Australian newspaper is shining a spotlight on East End, Saskatchewan's most famous export: Scotty the Tyrannosaurus rex.
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum had a copy of the famous skeleton, the pieces of which were first found in 1991 in the Frenchman River Valley near East End, made earlier this year. Last week an article ran in the newspaper The Australian highlighting the journey the replica took from Saskatchewan to the land "down under" to be featured in a new exhibit about the relatives of the famed giant lizard.
When Kara Krahn started sewing baby bibs and blankets in her home she never dreamed her side projects would one day turn into a booming international business.
Six years ago, the Saskatoon mom of four ran a daycare when she began sewing baby gear for friends. Soon after, she found herself moving from full time mom to full time entrepreneur with her business Polka Dot Piggy.
“My friends started giving my name out and the ball started rolling,” Krahn said.
The annual Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company is back with the ninth play in the Rez Christmas series.
Since 2001 the company has been taking their Saskatoon audience on a holiday journey through stories of people on a fictional reserve in Saskatchewan.
This year's play Mekiwin: The Gift brings the audience into the life of an elderly woman waiting for her granddaughter at Christmas while another character recuperates in the hospital after a snow blower accident.
"If I were to just randomly see this play it would really touch my heart," explained actor Lacey Eninew.
For what was likely the first time in his career, Tom Hanks was booed by 40,000 people at the same time, but he still seemed to have a good time at the Grey Cup in Regina.
The Oscar-award winning actor paid a surprise visit to the Queen City with his son Colin Hanks and Canadian actor Martin Short who is reportedly a big Tiger-Cat fan. Before kick-off Hanks and Short joined the TSN panel. They also learned the Oskee Wee Wee chant from Ti-Cats mascot Pigskin Pete.
Bryan Adams is coming to Saskatchewan in February.
News Talk 650 CKOM presents Bryan Adams:The Bare Bones Tour at TCU Place in Saskatoon on Feb. 20.
The acoustic tour is making three stops in Saskatchewan, including Prince Albert on Feb. 18 and Regina on Feb. 19. Adams will also play in Winnipeg, Medicine Hat, Trail and Vernon, B.C.
Tickets for the concert go on sale next Monday at 10 a.m.
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