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#1 ACDCDCAC

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:38 PM

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That's Trevor! He's 12. He is my soon-to-be stepson, and he is doing a province report on Saskatchewan! He knows we have some girls on here from there, so he asked me to ask you ladies to provide him with some fun facts and info about your province. He is looking for things like local recipes, random little known info, and things that people who live there like to do in their free time.

Lisa (Stormsong) sent me some jam type spread in my secret bunny gift, so i rinsed out the jar and he's going to use that as a visual aide.

Any help you girls could give him would be great! Email me any info at abbie.fitch@yahoo.com or post here in this thread.

Thanks so much!!


#2 Kat81

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    Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:54 PM

    I went there in February. All I got is that it is very cold in February lol! My FI's family lives there so I will see what he can think of. There is a really cool hotel I stayed at in Saskatoon. I think it's pretty old and historical. It looks like a Castle Saskatoon Hotels Inns Suites Accommodations Hotel Saskatoon

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    Posted 14 May 2008 - 09:16 PM

    abbie, i cant help trevor, but i DO want to say i think you are SUCH a great stepmom!!!!!!!! those kids are so lucky to have you, they probably have no idea!

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      Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:27 AM

      I work for the provincial government, I can get an info package mailed to him if you want!

      (please note I am not a born and raised Saskatchewanian, I'm from Newfoundland and moved here for work!)

      Some random facts about SK:
      - The Albert Street Bridge in Regina is in the Guiness Book of World Records as being the longest bridge over the shortest stretch of water.
      - The CFL team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, won this year's Grey Cup (it's like Canada's version of the Super Bowl).
      - The city of Saskatoon is named after the berry of the same name.
      - I live in the city of Moose Jaw, it's claim to fame is that Al Capone bootlegged rum from here in the prohibition era.
      - All the trees in Regina were hand-planted, there were no "naturally occuring" trees there.
      - Curling is the provincial sport here, and the provincial flower is the tiger lily.
      - It's known as the province that's easy to draw but hard to spell (LOL).

      Let him know too that Regina is pronounced re-gy-na, not re-gina like the name. Some also call it the "city that rhymes with fun", if you catch my drift!

      I'm sure I can come up with some more stuff tomorrow. heatherjones is also from SK, you should try contacting her too.

      Sorcha

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      Posted 15 May 2008 - 08:13 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Kat81
      I went there in February. All I got is that it is very cold in February lol! My FI's family lives there so I will see what he can think of. There is a really cool hotel I stayed at in Saskatoon. I think it's pretty old and historical. It looks like a Castle
      abbie, i cant help trevor, but i DO want to say i think you are SUCH a great stepmom!!!!!!!! those kids are so lucky to have you, they probably have no idea!
      awww shucks :) thanks :) but they do know, i got a way cooler moms day present than their own mom! woohoo! ok that could be because their dad bought it, but whatever
      I work for the provincial government, I can get an info package mailed to him if you want!
      thanks!! i'll pm you the address :)
      (please note I am not a born and raised Saskatchewanian, I'm from Newfoundland and moved here for work!)

      Some random facts about SK:
      - The Albert Street Bridge in Regina is in the Guiness Book of World Records as being the longest bridge over the shortest stretch of water.
      - The CFL team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, won this year's Grey Cup (it's like Canada's version of the Super Bowl).
      - The city of Saskatoon is named after the berry of the same name.
      - I live in the city of Moose Jaw, it's claim to fame is that Al Capone bootlegged rum from here in the prohibition era.
      - All the trees in Regina were hand-planted, there were no "naturally occuring" trees there.
      - Curling is the provincial sport here, and the provincial flower is the tiger lily.
      - It's known as the province that's easy to draw but hard to spell (LOL).

      Let him know too that Regina is pronounced re-gy-na, not re-gina like the name. Some also call it the "city that rhymes with fun", if you catch my drift!
      hahahahaha, i might not mention the explanation to him tho :)
      I'm sure I can come up with some more stuff tomorrow. heatherjones is also from SK, you should try contacting her too.

      Sorcha
      great info! thanks!

      #6 townie princess

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        Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:46 PM

        So how did his report go?




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