Category Archives: Saskatoon


The Saskatoon Farmers’ Market presents From Shield to Field: An Autumn Feast

I am pleased to announce a very exciting event that will be taking place this Saturday (September 20th) at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. Now as most of you likely know we are very fortunate to have such a wide variety of amazing vendors at our farmers market that work hard to bring you the highest quality products from right here in our own backyard. This Saturday we will be paying homage to these wonderful products by utilizing these wholesome ingredients in our second seasonal market dinner series, “From Field to Shield: An Autumn Feast”.

Street Food Fest

YXE StreetFood Fest – Tasty Tunes For Your Tasty Treats

Check Out The Local Grub and Music That Will Be Filling Up River Landing This Saturday!

This Saturday…it’s a Celebration! That is the way most people feel with the upcoming YXE StreetFood Fest hitting River Landing this Saturday from 11:30am to 10pm. Sure, it has all the winning ingredients anyways: live music, beer gardens, great food and free entrance with a beautiful view along the river…but that is all beside the point.

SPCmmnty Eric Gryba Ottawa Senators interview

Spareparts Community Member Profile: Eric GRYBA

Hometown kid, NHL pro, SPCmmnty Member.

You might know Eric Gryba from his rather high-profile job as part of the Ottawa Senators, but he started out small with the Saskatoon Contacts and is still a prairie boy through and through. Dividing his time between the East and West,  we’re proud to say that Eric is a member of the Spareparts Community wherever he goes.  What’s the Spareparts Community, you ask? Well, it’s a cross-section of movers, shakers, and doers across Western Canada, all of whom live their lives with passion, leadership, and determination. Today, we proudly profile Eric, and I hope you’ll follow along on The Rooster as we profile many other #SPCmmnty members in the weeks to come!


Prairie Sun Brewery Turns One! (Party on Friday!)

Prairie Sun Brewery opened up the taps a year ago, making delicious craft beer, one batch at a time.  Owners Cameron Ewan and Heather Williams were entrenched in the local beer scene, with Cam learning the ins and outs of beer and how to brew a righteous batch.  They were approached by an entrepreneur who saw the impending craft beer explosion in Saskatchewan and wanted to start a brewery.  But why run someone else’s brewery when you can start your own and do it your way?  They took a ‘research trip’ to Denver, Colorado and dreamed up their vision for Prairie Sun Brewery. It took over a year to realize their idea, find the necessary equipment, and brew their first batch on a 10-barrel system.  In May of 2013, Heather and Cameron found the perfect home at the former Saskatoon Bakery, moved in, and prepared to open.

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Staying In with The Rooster: An Indoor Picnic With JUST EAT

Welcome to the first instalment of a new little feature here on The Rooster: Staying In. We fully endorse and encourage you to get out there in your communities and cities and explore all they have to offer: music, art, food, sports, and all the great secret spots that are hiding and just waiting to be discovered. However, we do know that sometimes you just need a break – sometimes you just need to stay home. Whether you’re an introvert or you’re just tired from trying to squeeze the most out of summer, it’s okay to turn down those Facebook invites and get into your cozy sweats for a night in. The old ‘Netflix and Snacks’ routine is a classic for a reason; but just because you’re staying in, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun.


Rock the River… Roared!

This past weekend’s Rock the River Music Fest did not disappoint – at least, not for this child-of-the-80′s! In the atmospheric Bez Gardens, with the flowing river as the backdrop and the castle shrouding the crowd, the mood could not have been more perfect. A plethora of iconic ’70′s and ’80′s bands (Prism, Doug and the Slugs, Harlequin etc) showed they still had the talent and magic they had back in the day – as each group took the stage, they owned it! What sweetened the pot (did I say pot?) for this recycled teenager was the group Honeymoon Suite closing the show on Friday night! The ‘Suite’ is not just one of my favourite hair-bands, but one of my fave bands of all-time (they sang ‘Lethal Weapon’ for frig’ sakes!).


Friendship is not The F-Word

Romantic comedy almost gets it totally right

“Nobody wants to be friends with the girl with a boyfriend.” Except The F-Word‘s main dude, Wallace(Daniel Radcliffe). Feeling sorry for himself and living with his sister after dropping out of medical school, Wallace is being mopey and creating anti-love magnetic poetry about town. See, he dropped out of medical school because his girlfriend made out with another guy – which made him flash back to his own surgeon parents’ infidelities. Dude, I get it – no one wants to realize they’re walking their parents’ path. Basically, he becomes a med-school dropout in the middle of a quarter life crisis. Then he meets Chantry(the ineffable Zoe Kazan).


In Photos: SMASHKATOON 2014

What an event! Anyone who’s anyone was at Alberta Community Center on August 16th for SMASHKATOON, a Super Smash Brothers Tournament. Over 100 people from across the prairies packed the regularly-a-dance-studio space for some crazy 4 player mayhem. Local IT professional and solid bro Aaron Mravnik almost single-handedly arranged this event, so Kudos to him:

Ethos barber Cash with Farmfresh vintage watch

Meet Your Barber

Ethos' Master Barber Takes On The Farmfresh Barber

The Farmfresh Barber watch ($215), one of the most handsome watches you’ve ever laid your eyes on, has been resonating with Spareparts customers and staff in a big way, and it occurred to me that some comparisons could be drawn between the timepiece and its namesake. So, I went to visit Cash, a local barber at Ethos in Saskatoon (or more accurately, my Spareparts officemate, graphic designer Ryan Beaudry went to visit the barber and I tagged along with my camera) for a barber vs Barber showdown. And I must say, they proved to be a perfect match. Let’s find out what they had in common whilst we watch our boy Ryan get spiffied up by Sir Cash, shall we?