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Train to Shaunavon
The conductor of the train allowed Lionel to take this photo (his first with his new digital camera) from the engine of the Great Western Railway between Shaunavon and Assiniboia, SK. They shared their decades of experience and took the time to explain the importance of what they were doing.
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Building Birch Bark Canoes in Loon Lake
Lionel was welcomed into the First Nations community at Loon Lake as they celebrated the first birch bark canoe to be built in a traditional form in decades. It was an extremely emotional day for the community and it was an honour to be included.
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Photo Shoot with Theresa Sokyrka
We were all a little star struck during our studio photo shoot with recently celebrated Canadian Idol contestant, Theresa Sokyrka. After a fun session we took this family photo with Theresa and chose a great image of her to put on our Spring 2007 Special Music Issue.
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Storm over Fort Carlton
Dancers and actors represented all the cultures that interacted during the height of activity at Fort Carlton, SK. Even a thunder and lightning storm couldn't dampen the enthusiasm and friendship that the participants shared throughout the day.
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Doing the Polka in Meath Park
The crowd started to polka at 1 o'clock in the afternoon at the Meath Park Polkafest. Lionel was only there to take photographs, but it was impossible to resist their insistence that he put down his camera and take a few lessons on the floor.
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The Serenity of St. Peter's Abbey
The contrast between solitary contemplative spaces and generous conversation and hospitality makes St. Peter's Abbey and the friendships you make there unforgettable.
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Introducing Prairies North
No matter what you do, having a mission is AWESOME! We recently brought our team together to talk about what we do at Prairies North and why we do it with passion. While we were together we created our first ever Prairies North Video where Lionel and Michelle Hughes, our Editor/Publisher team describe what we are trying to do.
After 16 years it’s pretty simple: friends. From the day we headed out to write our first story about Saskatchewan we began making friends. And, like all friendships, these were based on sharing—in our case, we shared our experiences of Saskatchewan. Over the years, the stories highlighted the beauty of Saskatchewan, both physically in its sky and landscapes, and just as richly in its people and their journeys.
You can see why everyone here at Prairies North is so excited about our mission statement:
Share the Beauty of the Saskatchewan Journey Among Friends.
That’s what we are passionate about doing. We have created a photo gallery of moments from the journey we have shared with friends in the past. Join us by subscribing to the magazine, following and conversing with us on Facebook or Twitter or find us on the newsstands. We invite you to become a friend of Prairies North as we look forward to a bright future together.