Hans Christian Andersen's eternally relevant and heart-warming tale of The Ugly Ducking is humorously reimagined for the musical stage in-the-round at The Globe Theatre, one of Saskatchewan's largest performing arts organizations. With colourful costumes and imagination-bending sets, HONK! transports audiences into the throes of the animal kingdom, where central character Ugly searches for his true self despite ridicule and roadblocks from fuzzy and feathered frenemies. Enchanting for all ages, this tale of believing in oneself set to exuberant song will remind viewers of the important lesson of holding high both heads and tails, through the holiday season and beyond.
Busy Bee Tools equips its patrons with more than 5,000 different woodworking, metal, and power tools by brands such as DeWalt, Makita, Bosch, Freud, Craftex, Delta, and Porter-Cable. Digital calipers ($19.99) measure the precise distance between hanging portraits of Frank Gehry's protractor, and shockless hammers ($10.99) keep wayward nails in check. Suction-seal safety goggles ($3.99) and magnetic wrist bands ($2.49) ensure home repairs conclude without a glitch. A plethora of woodworking and metalworking implements avail themselves to creative projects from custom-whittled figurines to home-forged chocolate fountains.
Though Boh’s Cycle & Sporting Goods’ staff stocks racks with gear by The North Face, Thule, and Ripzone, their commitment to outdoor adventure extends beyond the shop’s walls. Certified paddling instructors lead introductory canoe and kayaking lessons down Moose Jaw river, imparting water-slicing basics and teaching the correct hand signals for pizza delivery by the local birdlife. Simple kayak and canoe rentals are also available for up to a full day’s worth of tranquil water traversal for the more confident. When embarking on land voyages, customers can peruse the shop’s selection of bikes and parts, or get adjustments from the shop’s mechanics, who can repair and fine-tune road-weary bikes or sharpen skates and repair skis in the winter. Besides bringing together lovers of the outdoors inside the shop, Boh’s crew also runs a running club that converges Tuesdays and Sundays before setting off for hill climbs and speed drills or distance runs.
CrossFit Saskatoon improves the physical fitness and well being of eager pupils through the CrossFit training method, which joins together a combination of movements such as pushing, lifting, and running with a variety of equipment, from free weights to a climbing wall. Unlike a standard gymsperience, members of CrossFit Saskatoon aren't abandoned in a sterile labyrinth of barbells, treadmills, and minotaurs, but receive personal coaching in a group environment guided by a knowledgeable trainer. Fostering a supportive group atmosphere is part of the CrossFit approach, which turns training into a sport by folding in motivational, game-like elements of camaraderie and competition, without the conniving influence of multi-million-dollar fitness agents. The principles of CrossFit are explained at length during the intro sessions, which give participants a chance to learn more about the program and experience an actual workout.