Your Moment in Saskatoon
Our community has been on pause. But a moment of pause can be a good thing, allowing our city and province to do the hard work of making this place safe and welcoming. Now is a great time to celebrate the producers and makers who haven’t paused in their pursuit to create the best in food and drink from the breadbasket of the world. Take a moment to savour the spirit, to taste the terroir, and to rejoice with a community that has seen its share of hardships and always moves forward.
Each of the items you will find in this box are a sample of how a true Saskatoon moment can be experienced, one that you will in turn want to share with others. And when the time is right, you will be welcomed with real prairie hospitality and charm, allowing you to explore and create your own Saskatoon moments.
Before we delve a little deeper into each of these items and go on a Saskatoon journey of discovery, we would first like to acknowledge that we live and do business on the Traditional Territory of Treaty 6 and The Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the Indigenous and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Please start your journey through Saskatoon with this video below featuring Elder Lyndon Linklater and the Longwalker Drummers. The song you will hear is sung in four rounds to honour the four directions. We encourage you to watch the full video to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant, authentic, Indigenous culture in Saskatoon that is alive and thriving.
Inside the Box
Each item in this box offers a sample of a true Saskatoon sports moment, an experience you will want to share with others. And when the time is right, you will be welcomed with real prairie hospitality and charm.
Get ready to find your moment in Saskatoon.
Mr. Hockey by NHL legend Gordie Howe
His incredible legacy and Saskatoon roots are the reason the Gordie Howe Sports Complex was named after him. The 66-acre multi-sport complex features training and competition facilities for more than 12 sports and is the heart of sport in Saskatoon.
Meet Howler, the beloved mascot of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. With 108 Canada West Championships and 26 national championships under its belt, Huskie Athletics is one of the most dominant university athletic programs in the county.
Saskatoon Blades Earrings
Founded in 1964, the Saskatoon Blades are a proud member of Saskatoon’s sports community. Playing in the Canadian Hockey League’s Western Hockey League, the team has been home to some notable NHL alumni, including Bernie Federko, Wendel Clark, Braden Holtby, Brayden Schenn, Tim Cheveldae, and countless others!
A gift from the Creator, the game of lacrosse has been a central element of many Indigenous cultures for centuries. The Saskatchewan Rush is Saskatoon’s only professional sports team and has been dominating the National Lacrosse League since they moved to Saskatoon from Edmonton in 2015.
Prairie Berries Spread
The name Saskatoon (sâskwatôn) comes from the Cree inanimate noun misâskwatômina "saskatoon berries", which refers to the sweet, violet-coloured berry that grows in the area. Prairie Berries was founded in with a simple but ambitious goal: introduce the delicious, high-in-nutrients Saskatoon berry to the world.
The Saskatoon CommUNITY Commitment
Our community is at the heart of everything we do, and we know the strength of the tourism sector depends on the resiliency of our business community. On June 17th we launched the Saskatoon CommUNITY Commitment; a co-created destination-wide pledge that provides resources and support for businesses to check or develop their internal controls, mitigating the risk of COVID-19 transmission for their employees, our local community, and visitors to our city. Watch the video below to learn more and check out the CommUNITY Commitment page here.