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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.

Keep Your Eye On The Prize! It Could Be Yours!

Full Display vertical-wKeep your eye on the prize! It could be yours!

Between now and December 22, each customer at McNally Robinson Booksellers who buys copies of Sketches of Saskatoon will receive, not just an awesome book, but also an entry form for a very special draw.

The winning prize is a 16 x 12 inch print of the book’s front cover image, Saskatoon Panorama. The riverbank image is reproduced in a matte finish on canvas, stretched on a wooden frame, and completely ready to hang.

Draw box-wHere are a few photos of the info display, the books, the draw box, and the prize painting (top shelf) all of which you can check out for yourself at McNally, located at 3130 8th Street here in Saskatoon.

You’ll find this SOS end of aisle display right next to the featured announcements of upcoming events – directly across from the entrance to the Prairie Ink restaurant.

Thanks to Helen and Caroline and the fine folks at McNally for their support of the promotion and for their excellent work on the display.

The Prize - Saskatoon Panorama Print

The Prize – Saskatoon Panorama Print

Be sure to drop on over to McNally, pick up your copies of SOS, and pop your name in the draw box real soon.

I’ve got my fingers crossed for you!

PS – Sketches of Saskatoon has been flying off the shelves. In any season – but especially at this time of year – SOS makes a perfect gift for friends, family, employees, colleagues, and clients – near and far.