Although he’s Canadian, Dez Reed’s talent has international appeal. The busy comic has toured 17 countries on four continents and even appeared with an American president—he opened for George W. Bush on his book tour.
Via Dez Reed Comedy Club, Dez brings his cosmopolitan jokes to Saskatoon audiences twice a week, with shows that pair his performances with guest stars from Edmonton, Seattle, and other nearby locales. Patrons can nosh on pub grub such as Reuben sandwiches and bacon-cheddar burgers, as well as beers poured onsite during shows, which are held on the second floor of Maguires Irish Pub and Brewery. The charmingly simple stage contains only a microphone, unlike the heaps of discarded banana peels found at most comedy clubs.
With an infectious passion for the outdoors, the team at Think Outside Adventure Company infuses locals and visitors with enthusiasm for exploring Saskatoon's dynamic waterways, grasslands, and floodplains. The crew teaches paddlers how to handle and navigate a canoe or kayak on both land and water, and then leads tours down the South Saskatchewan River, calling attention to the river's subtleties and nuances. Think Outside can also equip land explorers looking to hike, camp, or search for Bigfoot's summer home with tents, sleeping bags, and backpacking gear, as well as weather- and activity-appropriate clothing.
Since 1950, Fairhaven Bowl and Eastview Bowl—the two alleys that comprise Hunter’s Bowling Centres—have entertained bowlers with classic five-pin and ten-pin games while keeping up to date with modernized amenities including high-definition television screens and colourful glow lights. At both facilities, players can enjoy open hours and league play before refuelling in the on-site restaurant and lounge areas. The kitchen staff fires a full menu of classic pub fare including burgers, wraps, and pizza to complement their drink menus and keep players from licking the peppermint stripes off of bowling pins.
Formerly the Lingerie Football League, the Legends Football League stands as the "fastest-growing pro sports league in the nation" according to NBC Sports correspondent Rick Chandler. That success owes much to the league's unique format, which pits two exclusively female teams in alluring uniforms against each other in full-contact football games on a 50-yard field. Donning football pads and helmets over their revealing performance wear, the female athletes block, juke, and sprint uninhibited by such frivolous gear as the NFL's heavy chainmail hauberks.
At In Charge Self Defense, women master a mélange of karate, krav maga, kickboxing, and tae kwon do. Taught by a third dan black belt with Level 3 NCCP certification, the studio’s intimate classes help build self-confidence and discipline in students, while also borrowing fitness training techniques from yoga and Pilates. In Charge can work one-on-one with students for more personalized attention, and also offers co-ed training sessions for local high schoolers.
Visitors enter the Wintergreen Fine Craft Market to peruse and purchase the handmade work of more than 80 craft artists, visual artists, and local food producers. Art-seekers can stock up on traditional and contemporary creations such as jewellery, furniture, and professional photography that prompt guests' point-and-shoot cameras to flash their approval in morse code. Peer through glass pieces to the see the world differently, knock on wooden artwork for luck, or flesh out living-room galleries with a sculpture. After inspecting the main booths, crafty duos can meander over to the emerging-artists booth, where up-and-coming masterpiece makers showcase work in styles such as mixed media, painting, and printmaking. All of the event's art creators undergo a rigorous jury process that separates the artisans from the crowds of people who just figured out they could use a ponytail as a paintbrush.