June 2013 Archives

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Western Canada's Strongman Champion

Scott Cummine lifts an atlas stone (Bryan Schlosser, Regina Leader-Post).jpgGuest host Shauna Powers speaks with western Canada's reigning strongman champion. Scott Cummine talk about what it takes to become an elite athlete in the world of extreme lifting.

 

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Wild Bison in Prince Albert National Park

bison - courtesy of bisonstewards.ca.jpgGuest host Shauna Powers speaks with park interpreter Brad Muir.  He explains why visiting a herd of wild bison is a must-see adventure in the park.
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Beer Tips for Barbeques

Mirella Amato.jpegNothing says Canada day quite like barbeques and beer. Guest host Shauna Powers gets some uniquely Canadian beverage suggestions from beer expert Mirella Amato.

 

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Gord Sinclair from The Tragically Hip

TTH-Stamp.jpgThe Tragically Hip have shows coming up in Saskatoon, Estevan and Moose Jaw over the next few months.

Gord Sinclair from The Hip joined Dan to discuss the tour, how the band works, and the fact that they will soon be featured on a Canadian postage stamp.

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Coming Up On July 6th & 7th:

Coming Up On July 6th & 7th:

DAN IS BACK!!

RickPickture.JPGThis Saskatchewan Weekend our special guest will be the one and only Rick Moranis, star of SCTV, GHOSTBUSTERS, HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS, SPACEBALLS & PARENTHOOD, among others!!

Dan and Rick will discuss his new project "My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs", Bob & Doug McKenzie and more!! (And here's proof that Rick will be on the show) :D

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Vote For Dominique Liboiron in the Canoe & Kayak Magazine Awards for Spirit Of Adventure

DomInNewOrleans.jpgOur friend Dominique Liboiron paddled more than 5,000 kilometres in a canoe, carrying his uncle's ashes from Eastend, Saskatchewan to New Orleans.

After Dominique Liboiron's Uncle Mitch died of a heart attack in 2010, Liboiron decided to honour his life in a special way and he paddled through Canada and then 13 U.S. states. He began his trip in June 2012 and arrived in late January 2013.

Dominique has now been nominated for Canoe and Kayak magazine's prestigious Spirit of Adventure Award which is given to this person who most inspires people to pursue outdoor adventures.

Click here if you would like to cast your vote or get more information about the nominations.

(Voting ends June 30th, 2013)

Now that he has been back on land in Western Canada for a few months, Dom was on Saskatchewan Weekend again to discuss the Awards and catch up with Dan about what life has been like since the trip. Since Dom was in Medicine Hat, he also offers an update on what conditions are like in the city as the flood waters from Calgary move toward it.

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The Cheap Seats with Adam Hunter and Jenna Leith

high-seats.jpgWith The Stanley Cup Finals underway, the CFL Season set to begin, the NBA Finals over, and the Blue Jays on a 9 game winning streak there are a lot of things to discuss in The Cheap Seats this week, as Adam Hunter and Dan Reynish welcome new contributor Jenna Leith.

 

 

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Evacuee Russell Bowers On Conditions In Calgary

CalgaryFloods.jpgRussell Bowers - of CBC Radio's Daybreak Alberta - was one of the almost 100,000 people evacuated from his home due to the flooding in Calgary this week.

He explains to Dan what that was like, what the city is like right now, and how people there are feeling.

 

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Music MashUp - Nirvana And Michael Jackson

Here is the video for the MashUp that Dan featured on Saskatchewan Weekend this morning.
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Coming Up On June 22nd & 23rd:

Coming Up On June 22nd & 23rd:

SEE THE HIP - VIP STYLE!!!

EstevanLounge.JPGNext week Dan will be giving away 6 pairs of tickets to see The Tragically Hip live - VIP style - at Spectra Place in Estevan on Monday, July 8th.

You'll see the show from the exclusive Crescent Point Lounge and we'll give you drinks and food as well!!

Tune in to win and good luck!!

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Personal Finance Columnist Nisha Patel Gives The Lowdown On Loyalty Cards

loyalty-cards.jpgWhether you're buying clothes, shampoo, items for the home, a home, or groceries, just about every retailer has their own loyalty program these days.

According to a 2012 survey more than 90 percent of Canadian consumers belong to at least one of them.

Personal finance columnist Nisha Patel spoke with Dan about how to get the most out of the programs and suggests a way to carry fewer of their cards.

 

 

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Meet Musician Brett Kissel As He Plays Live In Studio 9

BrettKisselPhoto.jpegDan received an email a few weeks ago from John Jones at Warner Music Canada asking if he had some time for John to drop by the CBC Broadcast Centre with a performer recently signed to the label named Brett Kissel.

The request was for Brett to stop by and play the first single off his new album only for Dan, but Dan suggested he come by and play it for everyone.

 


 

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Coming Up On June 15th & 16th:

Coming Up On June 15th & 16th:

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!

Sunday is Father's Day, so we will spend some time on the next Saskatchewan Weekend celebrating Dear Old Dad.

DannYDad.jpgIf you have a song that you'd like to request for your Dad, or one that always makes you think of him, we'd like to hear about it, so please call the Talkback Line right now at 1-800-661-7540 and make a request.

You can also email dan.reynish@cbc.ca, post at Facebook.com/saskweekend or Tweet @DanReynishCBC.

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Special Guest - Ed Robertson from Barenaked Ladies

BNLDan.jpgThe great Canadian band Barenaked Ladies put out a new album this week.

Called "Grinning Streak", it commemorate's the band's 25th Anniversary together making music.

Ed Robertson spoke with Dan about the new disc, the anniversary, their Summer tour, and writing songs - with and without Steven Page.

Ed also answers some of your questions!!

 

 

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House Dr. Mike Evans On Joint Replacement Surgery

drmike.jpgWith Summer almost here, we'll be spending more time playing and working outdoors over the next few months. If you suffer from joint pain, that may be easier said than done.

Saskatchewan Weekend House Doctor Mike Evans talks with Dan about joint replacement surgery and when it might be time to go under the knife...or not.

 


 

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Hip and Knee Replacement - The Video by Dr. Mike Evans

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Whatcha Watchin'? with TV Columnist Laura Monette

LauraPhoto.jpgLaura Monette is the Associate Director on CBC News: Saskatchewan.

She works in television and she watches television...she watches a lot of television.

She is back on Saskatchewan Weekend again to answer Dan's question: Whatcha Watchin'? and her answer this time includes Dance Moms, Dexter, Shipping Wars and Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

 

 

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I think this is hilarious!! Enjoy!!

Buzz Aldrin and Thomas Dolby Perform "She Blinded Me With Science"
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Coming Up On June 8th & 9th:

Coming Up On June 8th & 9th:

IT IS A GRINNING WINNING WEEKEND!!

GrinningDan.JPGCanada's own Barenaked Ladies will release their new album GRINNING STREAK this week.

It's their 25th Anniversary Album and you could win a copy of it during the next Saskatchewan Weekend!!

So get ready to smile for our Winning Grinning Weekend!!

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Talking Movies with Kevin Pasquino - May Wrap-up/June Preview

DanAndKevin01.JPGThe first month of the Summer Movie Season has ended and so movie columnist Kevin Pasquino joins Dan to spend a few minutes Talking Movies. They look back at IRON MAN 3, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, THE GREAT GATSBY, THE HANGOVER PART III and FAST & FURIOUS 6.

They also preview the June releases MAN OF STEEL, THIS IS THE END, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, WORLD WAR Z, THE HEAT and more!!

 

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Retail Columnist Doug Stephens Discusses Big Data (And What It Is)

DougStephensPhoto.JPGCompanies have been tracking our habits for years and now "Big Data" technology is helping them figure out what we want BEFORE we even realize it.

Retail contributor Doug Stephens tells Dan all about "Big Data" and how it could mean your fridge might soon be doing your grocery shopping for you.

 


 

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Shauna Bradford-Wilson On The Children's Festival of Saskatchewan's 25th Birthday

KidsFestPhoto.JPGThe Children's Festival of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon is celebrating 25 years of arts participation for kids starting today (June 2nd) and running until Wednesday (June 5th).

"Celebrate Participate" is this year's slogan and Shauna Bradford-Wilson is the Executive Director. She spoke with Dan about what kids can expect this year.

 

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The Cheap Seats with Adam Hunter and Dan Reynish

CheapSeatsDan.jpgDan just returned from watching Blue Jays games at SkyDome, the NBA Playoffs continue, and Round Three of The Stanley Cup Playoffs are set to get underway, so Adam Hunter joins Dan in The Cheap Seats.

 

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CBC's Eric Anderson Attends Mosaic 2013 And Reports Back For Us

Mosaic.jpgThe Regina Multicultural Council is presenting Mosaic - A Festival of Cultures - for the 46th year this weekend.

You can explore, indulge and enjoy 21 different cultures at various locations in the City of Regina and see The World In Your Backyard.

The CBC's Eric Anderson has been taking in the festivities and he joins Dan to discuss it.

 

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