Bekevar Church

I love this church – not many double spire churches in Saskatchewan! The Bekevar community was first settled by Janos Szabo and his family from Botragy, Hungary in 1900. Around 1902 he coined the word Bekevar. Beke, in Magyar, means “peace” and when “var” is used as a noun Bekevar means “Fortress of Peace”. Szabo suggested the verb “var” and interpreted Bekevar to mean “peace … Continue reading Bekevar Church

Top 5 Horror Movies

Every October, my friends and I watch several horror movies to celebrate the Halloween season. This was initiated by my brother Jonathan several years ago. While we have screened many films over the years, here are my top five favourites in no particular order: The Thing (1982) Ringu (1998) Babadook (2014) The Shining (1980) The Exorcist (1973) Feel free to comment on your favourite horror … Continue reading Top 5 Horror Movies

St. Paul’s Anglican Church

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, just south of Langbank, was built in 1938 by Charles Parker. He was a stonemason originally from Ontario. The church’s Norman design was based on his mother’s Scottish roots. It features a single square tower and small apse. The building committee had no funds to work with and stone was easily come by. The labour of transporting the stones was done … Continue reading St. Paul’s Anglican Church

Fauna of Saskatchewan 18

Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta Location: Devonian Islands, Regina       Interesting facts: – A male Western Meadowlark usually has two mates at the same time. – They are  a member of the blackbird family. – Meadowlarks feed by “gaping”. They push their bill into soil or bark, then force it open, creating a hole to access insects. – They will abandon nests if disturbed … Continue reading Fauna of Saskatchewan 18

Moose Mountain Provincial Park

I recently returned from camping at Moose Mountain Provincial Park. It was my first visit in many years. I had a site in the small Lynwood campground. This area had electricity, water, flush toilets and showers. Most sites are semi-private at best, but are still better than the crammed sites at Fish Creek campground. Activities are spread out through the park. The beach is over … Continue reading Moose Mountain Provincial Park