July and August just rushed by in 2016!
A summer filled with adventures, ups & downs, stories some true and some just stretched a bit. You watched kids grow, legends were born, hearts were broken or mended. Now what! It is almost the end of August. Sadly the final segment of 2016 is approaching.
Thanks for being apart of our 620 CKRM family. You give us things to ponder, laugh about, scratch our head over; if nothing you are passionate about so many things that reflect how cool Saskatchewan is. And in some cases how diverse we are!
This weekend, providing you haven’t gone to Edmonton to catch the Roughriders and Esks, you won’t lack! There are an amazing array of events to take in. Do not sit at home!
620 CKRM will be involved all weekend with the Canadian Truck Fest at Craven. Colin is broadcasting from Main Street Friday and then Ray will be doing his show Saturday from that same location. Watch for Jamie and myself on Saturday and Sunday. This is going to be loud, bold, fun and an eye opener for those in attendance! www.canadiantruckfest.com
If you feel a bit more “refined” then the DINER in Balgonie has their 4th Annual Show and Shine Car Show Saturday. It begins at 11 am and continues thru the day til 5. Bring your hot ride out and enjoy the day. (A lawn chair might be an idea!)
The Regina Pats Training Camp will be underway at Evraz with team play and practice through Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Check out the 2016/17 team on Monday night for the annual Blue and White game. Admission is $2. or non-perishable food item. Stop into the Co-operators Arena.
It is a couple weeks away, but the 10th Annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics is now accepting registrations and pledges. Long or short haul truckers should mark September 10th on the calendar and get involved. The Convoy leaves Saskatoon in the morning after a breakfast and then heads down Highway 11 to Chamberlain. There’s a stop as everyone “links up” and the we “ROLL ON” through the picturesque Qu’Appelle Valley right into the Turvey Convention Centre for a BBQ. Call 306 780 9440 to find out all the info.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders may be battling hard to come up with a win, but the fan support remains strong and that will be evident over the next few weeks as the Friends of the Riders Lottery sales take off. Colin is at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday and I will be at one of the Roughriders’ partners on Saturday. Stop by either location for a “HELLO”.
Capital GM & Ford Store care about the city and province and that’s where Capital Cares program makes a big impact. Bruce Axelson and the staff know that their success is because of the customer base.
Join me at Capital Saturday, I will not be the lone BBQ person! Wendy and Anne will be assisting in the refreshment zone Saturday; raising money, offering answers to your questions about Ovarian Cancer. The website for the 2016 Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope gives you a breakdown of the fundraising teams and the individual leaders. It is not too late to join in nor donate.
A friend, Cheryl Tovey, has entered a team. You may know Cheryl as the heart and soul of Bushwakker’s on Dewdney Avenue, Regina. Stop by and make a pledge or go on line and do it.
I’ll be at the walk and would love to announce that Cheryl’s team have knocked it OUTTA the PARK!
I’m getting a bit removed from this weekend’s work load of fun.
Heading a bit to the Northeast of Saskatchewan (not too far) is the “Symphony Under the Sky and Threshing Day at the Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site”.
Speaking of Bushwakkers Brewpub they have created the Red Fyfe Wheat beer – its a Belgian style brew. Here’s how they describe the events at the Motherwell Homestead. Sounds amazing: Aug. 27: MOTHERWELL HOMESTEAD SYMPHONY UNDER THE SKY MOTHERWELL WITBIER 2016 OFFICIAL LAUNCH. Last year’s event was a roaring success and something to make all of us proud. On a day that traditionally sees 300 visitors to the site, over 2500 people came out to experience the unique and exciting combination of a symphony performance, the unveiling of the Bushwakker commemorative Motherwell Red Fife Witbier with special participation from the Motherwell Family, fly-past from the Royal Canadian Air Force, food and craft vendors, childrens activities, animals, and traditional farming and food preparation demonstrations. It was a highly successful event with hundreds of people telling organizers they had never experienced a day of activities so new and wonderful! We sold out of the witbier just before the event finish last year but we will take even more in 2016. Don’t miss this amazing afternoon of Saskatchewan culture and heritage!