Leaving Saskatchewan aka, love letter to saskatoon

So today will be my last day in Saskatchewan. Having been here for several years, I’ve both loved and hated this city (those feelings often corresponded with the weather.) But after a while, when I said “I’m going home,” that meant Saskatoon, not Edmonton. This post has nothing to do with being vegan really, it’s heavy on the Prairie part though. Saskatoon is a city with opportunities for great things. Not that it has the potential to be great, but it is, you just have to actively seek out the awesome things that are happening here. There have been a few occasions where I’ve looked for equivalent activities availible here in Saskatoon in other and bigger cities, only to find them lacking. Maybe the city’s small scale makes these things possible. I wont miss the cold weather, but I will miss quite a few things. I will miss walking across the Broadway bridge towards downtown and looking at the Bessbourough Hotel as it reflects in South Saskatchewan River after watching a Rosebud burlesque performance or attending a poetry slam at Lydia’s or going to a raw food pot luck. I will miss the public discussion groups held by CIHR, Cafe Scientifique, where people gathered (in crowded rooms) and shared ideas on topics like harm reduction, food safety, mental health. I will miss the being able to participate in SWITCH, a student driven project offering after hours care in the core neighbourhood (a project I haven’t seen in many other cities.) I will…

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