Pat Thompson couldn't yet read, but he could follow the images. Sitting by his mother as she recovered from a car accident, the 5-year-old Thompson found Amazing Spider-Man #6 in one of the care packages sent to the hospital. As he flipped through the pages, he sat awestruck by what he saw: a web-slinging superhero battling a half-man, half-lizard villain commanding an army of alligators. "I was hooked like pike," he said. He held onto the comic until he could finally read it, which only deepened his fascination. So when the opportunity came as an adult to own a comics store, Thompson cobbled together all the resources he could to make it happen—getting money from family, taking out a loan, robbing a lemonade stand, and teaming with a former employee to buy 8th Street Books and Comics.
Today, Thompson and his wife, also an avid comic-book reader, continue to share their passion for comics, graphic novels, and books with new customers and regulars that have frequented the shop for 18 years. Thompson maintains an efficient organization system, grouping every product—from more than 4,300 adult graphic novels to nearly 2,000 manga titles—in its own section. He does the same for his comics, carrying every major publisher and titles from many independent presses. A self-professed reader—not a collector—Thompson keeps issues for up to one year only, or until they start to taste funny. He's not shy about sharing what he thinks of the newest releases, teaming with an old friend Theo on CFCR 90.5 FM radio's Comic Chat with Theo and Pat every Friday at 6 p.m.
Beyond the comics, graphic novels, and books, the Thompsons also stock pop-culture merchandise that includes action figures and lunch kits, as well as costumes and magic supplies. Additionally, they also host regular Magic: The Gathering tournaments.
About the Park Town HotelThe Park Town Hotel offers 172 guest rooms many with spectacular river and city views. The warm and inviting reception you receive when arriving at the Park Town Hotel speaks to our commitment to you our customer. We strive to provide you with a comfortable and friendly atmosphere throughout your stay. Our courteous and knowledgeable front desk staff will happily provide you with any information and/or assistance you require to ensure a wonderful stay with us. Excellence is our standard at the Park Town Hotel which is why every room is designed with you in mind. Our newly renovated rooms feature the Park Town Dream bed/ free wired and wireless high speed Internet/ in room fridge/ coffeemakers/ full cable television/ iron/ironing board and hair dryer. With Executive travelers we have designed business class rooms with king size Park Town Dream beds/ a working desk and a stunning river view. All catering rooms have been renovated and offer meeting space up to 225 guests. We also have honeymoon suites/ double queen suites and standard rooms available. Our two storey Presidential Suite complete with a breath taking river view crowns the Park Town Hotel. This luxurious room is among the finest in Saskatoon. While staying with us guests have free access to our swimming pool/ whirlpool and Fitness Center. We offer electrified parking as well as heated and secure underground parking. We also have a pet friendly program.The Park Town riverfront hotel has comfortable and affordable rooms to satisfy all your needs. We welcome you to contact our Sales team for specific group rates or company plans. Individual reservations can be made at email@example.com or by calling 1 800 667 3999. Reservations are guaranteed with a credit card. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Saskatoon.
It’s appropriate that the slick yellow-and-black colour scheme inside Mecca Fitness mirrors that of a construction site. After all, visitors aboard the gym's cardio and resistance equipment are painstakingly building new physiques. That’s also a process that owner Grant Roberts has endured both by choice and by necessity. Roberts was a champion bodybuilder before a car accident left him severely debilitated. The medical community deemed him lucky to be alive, and wouldn't condone his efforts to rejoin the fitness scene. So, during a four-year stay in Costa Rica, he took charge of his own rehabilitation, and steadily became involved in seminars, exhibitions, and competitions once again. His expertise and devotion have since been affirmed by celebrities such as Clint Eastwood, who called on Roberts to train Hilary Swank for her role as a boxer in Eastwood's film, Million Dollar Baby. The secret of Roberts’ success might be his personal touch. As the owner of Mecca Fitness, he oversees 16,000 square feet of amenities that he says on his website comprise "the kind of gym I love to train in". He personally helped with the development of the Strive strength equipment in the resistance-training area. And to show he stands behind his products, he emblazons his name on every container of the gym's MVP nutrition supplements as well as each member's newly buff deltoids. By mapping specialized zones for stretching, abdominal work, weightlifting, and women-only workouts, he readies the gym to help guests with nearly any wellness goal.
Radisson Hotel Saskatoon is centrally located in Saskatoon, walking distance from Midtown Plaza and close to Ukrainian Museum of Canada. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of University Bridge and Mendel Art Gallery.
Make yourself at home in one of the 291 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a Select Comfort bed. Windows open to city and river views. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and high-definition televisions with digital programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a waterslide, and a fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite, and additional parking (subject to charges) can be found nearby.
A stay at Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon places you in the heart of Saskatoon, convenient to Midtown Plaza and University of Saskatchewan. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of University Bridge and Mendel Art Gallery.
Make yourself at home in one of the 249 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Windows open to city and river views. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a complimentary water park, a health club, and an indoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and an Internet point. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
If you peer into the open kitchen at Tusq from visit to visit, you'll rarely see the same process twice. Mirroring its rotating tasting menu, Tusq has recently revamped the restaurant with new chic décor creating a swanky feel and a freshly updated menu to match.The tasting menu include flighty dishes that change at a few weeks' notice, offering a small window of time for guests to sample the likes of pan-roasted scallops or crème brûlée. Those interested in constancy can turn to the regular dinner menu. With duck confit wontons and a 9-ounce strip steak in a root-beer reduction, it's ample evidence of the chef's adventurous streak. Lunch is similarly creative, featuring sandwiches of orange-glazed salmon and penne pasta with wild game sausage.
Tusq serves these plates and made-from-scratch desserts in an upscale dining room. Two private rooms also host gatherings, one in a chic corporate lounge, and one in a bistro-style space with its own bartender. Still, the restaurant's atmosphere avoids pretension—after supper and wine, you can belt out your favourite songs at StaQatto, where a duelling pianos show entertains crowds every Friday and Saturday. The pianists take suggestions from a set list of 2,000 songs, and encourage audiences to participate by dancing, singing, or stretching strings from their mouths to their feet and serving as a standup bass.