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Riders tackling literacy in Saskatchewan

BooksReading Month is a good time to catch up on the greatest football coach of all-time.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders are turning the page on a new venture to help more kids get into books with Rider Reading Month.

Brand new for 2015, the organization aims to help promote literacy and a love of reading amongst children, to allow them to gain valuable reading skills and experience that will benefit them for life.

Throughout the month of March, all elementary classes across the province are invited to partake in at least 15 minutes of reading per day.

Teachers will be required to fill out the completion form at the conclusion of the month, which will then give them entry into a draw to receive a visit in-class from a Rider player.

All classes who complete the program will receive bookmarks for future reading sessions.

Teachers! Sign up your class, by clicking here.

 

Pancake Day!!!!!!!!!!!

blueberry-pancakesPancakes. Blueberry pancakes.

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I get excited for pancakes.

Whether it's a bone-crushing block on a football field, or the delightful decadence of the warm, soft, fluffy, sweet sweet smell of a pancake off the frying pan.

Pancakes can be made large. Pancakes can be made small. Pancakes can be made thick. Pancakes can be made thin. Pancakes can have blueberries, or chocolate chips. Pancakes can have strawberries, or caramel.

A true pancake can be had in any way, and it will always taste so delicious.

Today, friends, is known as Pancake Day. Or, if you prefer, Shrove Tuesday.

The day before Ash Wednesday, which is of course known as the first day of lent.

It's simple. Eat pancakes. Then eat some more. Pancakes for breakfast, pancakes for lunch, pancakes for dinner, pancakes for snacks.

The only thing better than morning pancakes is evening pancakes.

Speaking of which, St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Humboldt is holding a pancake supper on Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30pm.

For just eight bucks you can partake in Pancake Day, while also indulging in sausage, strawberries, and dessert.

However you decide to spend this glorious day, do yourself, your mind, and your health a favour, and eat some pancakes.

Happy Pancake Day!!!

Stay active with Family in motion Day

CarltonTrailSkiNov212014The Carlton Trail Ski Club is hosting an Outdoor Family Fun day on Monday

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Sure, you could lounge around the house on holiday Monday, orrrrrr, you could stay active and enjoy the day with family and friends at minimal cost.

In partnership with the City of Humboldt, Carlton Trail Ski Club, and Kemway Lanes, Humboldt in motion is helping families stay active on Family Day weekend with various events in the area.

Kemway Lanes will have special rates for bowling from 12:00 to 8:00pm on Sunday, with shoe rentals for one dollar, and games at a cost of two dollars per person.

Public skating will take place at the Elgar Petersen Arena from 4:00 to 6:00pm on both Sunday and Monday. Everyone is invited to take part at absolutely no cost.

Following the open ice skating on Monday, family shinny will run from 6:15 to 7:45pm. Once again free of charge, simply grab your hockey stick and enjoy a scrimmage with friends and family.

The Carlton Trail Ski Club will be hosting lessons and orientation on cross country skiing beginning at 10:00am on Monday. Qualified instructors will help fit you into proper equipment, as well as introduce the basics of cross country skiing.

Occurring at the Dixon hills 18 kilometres northwest of Humboldt, lessons are free to attend.

Following the morning orientation, the club will hold a Family Fun Day from 1:30 to 5:00pm. They invite everyone to bring skis, snowshoes, skates, and tobaggans to take part in the trails, hills, and pond skating. The event will also feature horse sleigh rides, and a weiner roast.

Humboldt's Aquatic Centre will also offer a special rate from 1:00pm to 4:00pm with a toonie swim. Enjoy the pool for just two dollars per person, or bring the entire (immediate) family for just five dollars.

All youth participants for all of Humboldt's family in motion events will receive a free ticket for the Humboldt Broncos game on Tuesday, when they host the La Ronge Ice Wolves.

"Physical activity... do it for life!"

Ingredients for Chili

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Excuse the rather bland title, I just wanted to get right to the point. 

Let's talk about chili.

Before that though, on Thursday the Humboldt and District Museum is hosting a chili lunch at the Community Gathering Place in Humboldt from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Just $6 gets you some delightful homemade chili, a bun, dessert, and drink. Seems like a great lunch plan to me.

Chili is a great way to keep you warm on a cold winter day on the prairies. Of course, here in Saskatchewan those occur nearly every single day. Other than the mid-season heatwave we always seem to have, where ice cream and slurpees are popular.

The great thing about chili is that it can be made in several different ways, and it's extremely difficult to ruin a good bowl of chili.

Myself, being a sophisticated man, I do not know how to make chili, so I sourced this out to the beautiful girl in my life for ingredients.

Ground beef to start, which obviously makes sense. Black beans, brown beans, tomatoes, carrots, celery, and spices also go into the mushy yumminess. 

Unfortunately, me being me, I forgot to get a recipe, so you may have to play around with the formula for your own experiment and see the best way to go about it.

Chili.

Bolt FM Bowling for Kids Sake

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Last night the Bolt FM Crew and Polar Patrol was out at Kemway Lanes for some Bowling For Kids Sake!