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Corner Gas sing-a-long in Rouleau

Corner Gas fans gathered in Rouleau on Saturday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the TV show.
 
The Ruby and the Corner Gas station were open for public tours and stars Brent Butt and Fred Ewanuick attended the Dog River Days event, taking pictures and signing autographs.
 
Ewanuick, who plays Hank, said it can be weird meeting fans.
 
"They speak to you like you're buddies and I go 'oh god I went to school with this person and I can't remember their name, and then oh okay okay you watch the show.'" 
 

Aboriginal designers showcased in Saskatoon

The third annual National Aboriginal Fashion Week is wrapping up in Saskatoon.

Designers from Ontario, Saskatchewan and even Arizona flaunted their designs on the catwalk. Director Chelsa Reil said she started the event three years ago as a way to showcase aboriginal talent.

"I've been working on fashion shows through Canada and the United States for more than nine years and every fashion show only features one or two Aboriginal designers, so I was thinking just do a whole fashion week for aboriginal designers."

Living history on stage at the Trial of Louis Riel in Regina

"The Trial of Louis Riel" has been performed every year since in Regina 1967 and once again a bit of living history is back on stage at the Shumiatcher Theatre in the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

"You're going to have this whole panorama of landscape of history flash before you in less than two hours," said Producer Peter Champagne, who's approaching 20 years with the group.

Guy Michaud has portrayed Riel for almost 30 years, and now he also takes charge of directing the play. He said the script is based on the actual transcript of the trial.

Saskatoon clown to train with Patch Adams in Peru

The clowning calling is more than red noses, baggy pants, and being under the big top for Alyssa Billingsley.

After clowning around Canada for two years the Saskatoon-born clown has joined forces with Canadian chapter of Clowns without Borders called Clowns Sans Frontières.

"This will be my first humanitarian clown trip," Billingley explained.

Real 'Dog River': life changes but stays the same in Rouleau

Filming for Corner Gas: the Movie has wrapped up in Rouleau this week and several fans made the pilgrimage to the town to see the real ‘Dog River’ in action.

For the last 10 years, the show has basically defined small town life in Saskatchewan.

Last day of filming for Corner Gas: The Movie

It’s the last day of filming for Corner Gas: The Movie and people are flocking to Dog River to catch a last glimpse of their favourite characters.

“I drove all the way from Montreal and had to stop here. It’s the pilgrimage,” said Gary Katch.

Like many, Katch became a fan after the show finished airing. He was introduced to Corner Gas during a comedy marathon on TV.

“I fell in love with the show and I just thought it would be a nice pilgrimage to go see where they did it.”

Student organization looks to revamp cancelled commerce barbecue

It may not be quite the same, but organizers of the now cancelled LB5Q event at the University of Saskatchewan hope to resurrect the popular fundraiser party in a way that addresses safety concerns.

The Edward School of Business Student Society (ESBSS) met with community, business and university representatives on Friday to discuss the possibility of an alternative event.

ESBSS president Kathryn Le said they depended on the popular party fundraiser to pay for clubs and future events within the school of business.

PHOTOS: NASCAR event draws thousands to Auto Clearing Motor Speedway

The scene was loud at Saskatoon's Auto Clearing Motor Speedway Wednesday evening.

A few thousand people took in the Velocity Prairie Thunder 250, the latest race in NASCAR's Canadian Tire series. Among the contenders was Canadian IndyCar racer Alex Tagliani, not to mention all three previous Velocity Prairie Thunder winners.

This is the only stop the Canadian Tire series will make in Saskatchewan all season.

If you missed the race, it will be broadcast on TSN Saturday, July 26th at 3 p.m.

Saskatchewan artists nominated for Canadian Country Music Awards

Some Saskatchewan artists are in the national spotlight after the nominations were announced for the Canadian Country Music Awards.

Langenburg-native Jess Moskaluke was nominated for four awards when the nominations were released Wednesday morning. Moskaluke is up for female artist of the year, rising star and interactive artist of the year. Her album, Light Up The Night, is nominated for album design of the year.

Meanwhile, Cody Prevost of Archerwill is nominated for album of the year for All Kinds of Crazy.

Saskatchewan actor returns to role on Corner Gas: the Movie

Josh Strait couldn't stop smiling on his first day back at work at 'the Ruby' in Dog River.

After appearing in about 99 episodes of the show, Strait is returning to his role as Josh the Cook on 'Corner Gas: The Movie.' The Saskatchewan actor says some traditions from filming the TV show have remained.

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