2018 Expo Main Stage Schedule

 

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Changing Gears

With Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote of Black Fox Farm & Distillery, home of the World's Best Cask Gin 2017.

Friday, April 13th at 7pm

Hear about how a couple of Saskatchewan grain farmers created the prairie’s largest cut flower farm and award-winning distillery while dealing with the joys and challenges of working with the land, customers and Mother Nature. Proudly sponsored by Green Stem Tourism Saskatoon.

 

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Canoe to New Orleans

With Dominique Liboiron

Sunday, April 15th at 1pm

In 2012, Dominique Liboiron canoed 5,200 km from Eastend, SK to New Orleans in memory of his uncle Mitch and to raise awareness about heart disease. Join Dominique as he shares experiences from his 8-month wilderness adventure and the natural beauty, isolation, and individuals he encountered along the way. Proudly sponsored by the Saskatchewan Paddling Symposium.

 
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Friday, April 13th

7:00 pm Changing Gears

Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote, Black Fox Farm & Distillery

Hear about how a couple of Saskatchewan grain farmers created the prairie’s largest cut flower farm and award-winning distillery while dealing with the joys and challenges of working with the land, customers and Mother Nature.

8:00 pm Going Green At the End of Life

Lynn Oliphant

Lynn is a retired professor from the University of Saskatchewan with a practical interest in green burials. This talk will cover green alternatives to the typical funeral and burial process and promote a societal return to natural, family and community-led death caring and green burial.

 

Saturday, April 14th

11:00 am Paddling Food: Fuel to Keep You Going and Happy in the Backcountry

Bryan Sarauer & Heidi Seida, Common Currents Paddling Association

For many of us, eating well is as much a part of a paddling trip as the destination. Good food makes the trip more enjoyable and memorable, and provides important energy to support an adventure while helping us to think clearly and avoid misadventure. Bryan & Heidi will discuss a variety of food preparation techniques and equipment, and discuss some of their favourite camp meals.

12:00 pm The Library of Things

Meg Dorwart & Dallas New

Do you ever find yourself buying things and using them once? Is your house filled with things you barely use? What if you could borrow these items when you need them and avoid spending any money? Join Meg Dorwart and Dallas New to learn about Saskatoon's first lending Library. With an inventory of almost 500 items, the Library of Things encourages you to borrow items including tools, camping gear, kitchen gadgets and board games.

1:00 pm Eco Fashion Show

Featuring vintage, consignment, and second-hand fashions from Better Off Duds and Thirty-Thr33 Apparel!  Come be inspired by these eco-friendly looks that will show you how quality and style never go out of fashion

2:00 pm Conscious Beauty

Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz, Green Tree Beauty

Have you ever wondered about the impact the cosmetics and personal care products you are using have on the environment? Do natural skincare and makeup products really "work"? What does "sustainable beauty" mean?  Is it possible to rock all the latest makeup trends and while still being environmentally conscious? Green Tree Beauty Makeup Artist, Jennilee Cardinal-Schultz, will  be answering these questions, presenting the latest trends in conscious beauty  and sharing  tips on how to affordably switch your household to natural, cruelty-free and sustainable cosmetics and personal care products. 

3:00 pm Conscious Fashion

Melissa Squire, Alchemy Collective

Everyone likes finding a deal, but what is the real cost of a pair of $5 jeans?  Where do your clothes go when you donate them to "a good cause"?  What does environmentally conscious fashion look like?  Concerned about your style's impact but can't pull off hemp pants on the daily?  How much are you contributing to the second most wasteful industry?  Want to know how to design with waste in mind?  How can your hair salon do more good than harm?  What should you look for in your service providers? These answers and more!

4:00 pm Growing Green Housing in Saskatoon

Mark Prebble, Derrick Stretch Realty Inc.

Nathan Jones, MiEnergy

Martin Boucher, University of Saskatchewan

Any discussions on the future of housing and building standards in Saskatchewan needs to be driven by the realities of climate change. Mark will reflect on the current state of energy efficient housing provision in Saskatoon and identifie some of the challenges for expanding our local stock of 'green homes'. Mark also discusses possible pathways forward for accelerating the adoption of energy efficient and self-generating homes in Saskatchewan and beyond.  

5:00 pm Benefits of Eco-Friendly Home Brewing

Ian Hamilton & Jeannine Paul, WineKitz

Ian Hamilton has 30 years in logistics and transportation of industrial and commercial materials. He is along-time brewer of wine and beer at home, and has been making wine at WineKitz since 2014. Jeannine Paul is an award-winning environmentalist and entrepreneur. Her expertise ranges from innovations that reduce emissions in built environments through enhancing sequestration of carbon by trees and agricultural crops. Join Jeannine & Ian as they discuss the eco-friendly benefits of home brewing.

 

 

Sunday, April 15th

1:00 pm Canoe to New Orleans

In 2012, Dominique Liboiron canoed 5,200 km from Eastend, SK to New Orleans in memory of his uncle Mitch and to raise awareness about heart disease. Join Dominique as he shares experiences from his 8-month wilderness adventure and the natural beauty, isolation, and individuals he encountered along the way. Proudly sponsored by the Saskatchewan Paddling Symposium.

2:00 pm The (nearly) empty garbage can

Naomi Mihilewicz, SK Waste Reduction Council

Naomi Mihilewicz will share her experience with taking a full year to fill up her family's roll-out garbage can, and offer advice on how you can do the same.

3:00 pm Is Urban Agriculture Sustainable?

Grant Wood, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan

Can food production in the city be maintained at a certain rate or level? Can this food be produced without harming the environment or better still - improving the environment? Can this food be economically neutral or profitable for those producing it? Can this food be produced in an ethically responsible manner? Let’s explore these ideas.

4:00 pm Buying an Electric Vehicle in Saskatchewan

Jason Cruickshank, SaskEV.ca

As electric vehicles gain momentum, Jason speaks to his family's experience buying and driving an EV here in Saskatchewan. Discover what features to look for, how to find elusive prairie stock and where to charge once you’re on the road.

 

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Saturday, April 14th

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Loose Parts Storytelling

Join Saskatoon Public Library for in-the-moment storytelling fun! Loose parts are materials that can be moved, combined, assembled, and taken apart in different ways. Drop by to create (and recreate) your own story.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm SaskTel Remai Modern Art Caravan

 
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Sunday, April 15th

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Snakes of Saskatchewan with Sheri Hodgson

Come down and learn about Saskatchewan's Slithery Snakes and have the opportunity to meet Wiggles or Houdini the Plains Gartersnakes and Wilbur, the World's cutest Plains Hognose!

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Meet Batrick & Elizabat the bats with Melanie Elliott