Archives for January 2015

SOS Featured by SaskMade Marketplace

SAsk Made Lawson SOS-wThanks to Amanda Wilkins and the fine folks at SaskMade Marketplace for featuring Sketches of Saskatoon in their pop up shop at Lawson Heights Mall during the pre-Christmas shopping season.

Sask Made Marketplace does such a great job of profiling and promoting Saskatchewan ‘born and raised’ products – including books and works of art.

Be sure to drop by their main shop on 8th Street here in Saskatoon and check out their food goodies, too. Mmmm….Saskatoon berry this and Saskatoon berry that, amongst them.

A Very Happy Prize Winner

Prize Winner, Jo Garrad

Prize Winner, Jo Garrad


She was excited, and so was I!

It was such fun delivering the Saskatoon Panorama canvas print to prize winner, Jo Garrad of Saskatoon, just two days before Christmas.

Jo’s name was drawn from a total of 68 entries in the pre-Christmas promotion sponsored in partnership with McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Each person who bought a copy of Sketches of Saskatoon at McNally from late November through December 22 was eligible to enter the draw for this 16 x 20” print of the cover image of the book.

Jo relocated here from Australia just a couple of years ago, and was thrilled to receive this print to hang on her Saskatoon walls. She told me she loves Sketches of Saskatoon and the way it presents her new hometown.

Helen & Pat making the draw

Helen & Pat making the draw

Thanks to Helen MacPherson (store manager) and Caroline Walker (consignment coordinator) at McNally for being so supportive of the promotion and for doing such a terrific job of profiling the book and the contest in the store. Helen shared in the fun of making the draw and placing the phone call to the winning entry.

So sorry if yours was not the winning entry, but it’s not too late to get your own prints of any of the images that are featured Sketches of Saskatoon. See this link for more details.

And, of course, it’s never too late to pick up more copies of Sketches of Saskatoon at McNally or online or at many of the other fine retailers who carry it here in Saskatoon.