When a nine-year-old Andrew Salgado first showed up at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre for art lessons, Ward Schell knew right away that he had a special student on his hands.
“You can recognize the kids that don’t have just above-average talent,--they have something else. And Andrew had that something else, and it was a passion to do it,” he said. “A lot of kids have high level skills, but Andrew had a really deep passion for it. And as a nine-year-old, that’s pretty rare.”
The Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre has welcomed home one of its best success stories.
A new exhibit at the Art Gallery of Regina (which is situated inside the Arts Centre building) opened on Wednesday titled The Acquaintance by Andrew Salgado.
Prince Albert’s Donny Parenteau is joining the fight against bullying.
At a Saskatoon school on Tuesday, he introduced a new song and video called “Imagine a World." Both are meant to bring attention to the issue.
“All we’re doing is trying to make people aware that this problem is still here and it’s not going to go away unless we put it in the forefront,” Parenteau said.
In order to bring his anti-bullying message to as many people as possible, Parenteau has posted the song on his website and it can be downloaded for free.
Christian Shaw used to love to drum but he lost interest after his father’s death which sent him deep into depression. Now he’s back behind a drum set after trying to end his own life seven years ago.
His wheelchair barely fits behind the yellow Pearl drum set. The floor tom has been removed so Shaw’s wheels can fit under the other drums. Special straps hold the drumsticks onto Shaw’s hands since he can no longer use his fingers. And when the music starts, he hits the crash symbol and starts a steady beat.
Saskatchewan has a lot to celebrate after the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards were handed out over the weekend.
Seven awards ended up in the hands of Saskatchewan artists, including veteran blues guitarist Jack Semple of Regina.
"They put me together with this 12-piece funk band from Vancouver called Five Alarm Funk,” recalled Semple after the weekend.
“They have this four-piece horn section so we played one of my songs with them which was very fun. Then I got to play a couple of songs on the show."
The pitch seems almost too good to be true: a compact, easy-to-use, 3D printer for around $100.
What's more, it's being designed right here in Saskatchewan.
That dream is becoming a reality for Rylan Greyston, 28, from Yorkton.
After working on upgrades and improvements to existing 3D printer designs for a year, Greyston started seeking crowd-funding support on Kickstarter. The site has only been operational in Canada for a few weeks.
The jesters were juggling, the knights were jousting and all was merry down at the University of Saskatchewan Saturday as people came out to experience all things medieval.
Playing off its success from last year, the Museum of Antiquities was back at Culture Days with their full Kynge Medieval Festival.
“It’s fun to have the opportunity once and a while to go back in time and dress in the garb and live the life of the middle ages,” museum director Tracene Harvey said.
The Saskatoon Police Service are featured in a new documentary set to premier in October as Police Chiefs from across North American gather for their annual conference.
The documentary will make its debut at the 120th annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Philadelphia.
Saskatoon Police Service Spokesperson, Alyson Edwards says Saskatoon's contribution tells a story about a police service that turned things around after going through some very difficult times with the community.
A landmark report by an international scientific panel says humans are the main cause of global warming.
Robert Stone, an Academy Award-nominated director and former anti-nuclear activist is saying nuclear power is our best solution.
In his new documentary Pandora’s Promise, which will screen Tuesday at the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon, Stone examines how nuclear power could save the world from an environmental catastrophe.
Regina's streets are alive with the sound of mandolin.
The Queen City is the host of the 2013 Classical Mandolin Society of America (CMSA) conference. Regina is only the fourth Canadian city to host the conference which draws musicians from Canada, the United States and Europe.