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Buddhist relic tour stopping in Saskatoon

An exhibition stopping in Saskatoon is bringing people back in time and across the globe.

The Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour will showcase ancient and sacred relics of Buddha Shakyamuni and other historical Buddhists from India, Tibet, Korea and China.

"We are really fortunate to have it in Saskatoon. It's been at Harvard, Berkley California, through all the major cities and such," one of the event hosts Fred Chlan explained on the Brent Loucks Show Wednesday morning.

PHOTOS: Queen City Ex parade

The Queen City Ex parade made its way through Regina streets on Tuesday.  

You can enjoy the rides, carnival games and deep fried food from July 30th till August 3rd.
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Meewasin Valley Authority thanks donors

The Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) took the opportunity Tuesday to thank four families for chipping in to help extend the pathway system along the South Saskatchewan River.

Altogether, Janet and Art Postle, Jack and Sylvia Vicq, Terri Lemke and doctors Ivan Jen and Suzanne Yip contributed $400,000 to Meewasin's latest fundraising drive.

The MVA has raised just under $7 million of its $8 million goal since October.

The money is going to extend the Meewasin Trail between Wanuskewin Heritage Park in the north and Chief Whitecap Park in the south.

Saskatoon's Muslims mark holiday

Thousands of Muslims gathered Monday to celebrate one of one the holiest days on their calendar.

The day, called Eid al Fitr, or simply 'Eid' is a chance for families and friends to gather for prayers and, after a month of fasting for Ramadan, Aqeel Wahab said everyone is usually ready for a feast.

"During the month of Ramadan, you're fasting from sunrise to sunset. So that's every day from like 3:30 in the morning to 9:30 at night," he said. 

What to expect at the Queen City Ex

There are two things to salivate over this week: the warm, sunny weather and the midway food.

Vendors have arrived at Evraz Place and are preparing to open on Wednesday for Queen City Ex which runs through the weekend.

It's not the right place to start a diet, with a wide variety of delicious treats on the menu and a much smaller or non-existent healthy selection.

"It's amazing! There's deep fried pies. There's deep fried chocolate bars, deep fried Oreos. Absolutely everything is deep fried down here," said the event coordinator Josh Shaw.

Dragon Boats fly across South Sask. River

The sound of drumming emanated from the South Saskatchewan River on Saturday, as the 18th annual Dragon Boat Races glided across the waters.

Callers and drummers pounded out the rowing pace as more than 42 teams of 20 rowers paddled their way down the river in long, narrow, dragon painted boats for charity and bragging rights.

The annual event at Rotary Park raises funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a cause close to the hearts of many participants.

Riders challenge fans to Tackle Hunger

For more than a decade, the Riders have helped stock the shelves at the Regina Food Bank, and this year will be no exception.
Saturday's contest against the Argos is the annual Purolator Tackle Hunger game.
Todd McCauley, Special Events and Marketing Manager with the Regina Food Bank said every little bit helps. The food bank goes through about 50,000 pounds of food every month. Last year, the campaign brought in about 83,900 pounds of food.

Food Council looks to fill Saskatoon pantries

A local organization continues to work towards the perfect recipe to bring better food to Saskatoon residents.

The Saskatoon Food Council will host an official launch party on Aug. 15 at Osler School, about 25 minutes north of Saskatoon.

The group, which began to form in early March, wants to encourage collaboration and conversation about making healthy food more accessible in the city.

Veterans group cancels air show, holds picnic

Saskatoon residents won't have their eyes to the skies this year. The annual Canada Remembers air show was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.
"We just had to gracefully step back and give a year up, but it wasn't our choice," Director Brian Swidrovich said, adding this is the fourth time they've had to cancel the air show since 1995.
However, he said they're working to settle on a venue for next year's show, which could be the last.

Sask. boxer beats cancer, now battles son's illness

The past year and a half has been a battle in and out of the boxing ring for Michelle Nelson.
Weeks after winning the Canadian Bantamweight Championship in April, 2013, the Saskatoon mom was diagnosed with cancer.
It was not long after, that her young son was diagnosed with a rare disease. Three-year-old Daxton has Nephrotic Syndrome, a disease of the body that shuts his kidneys down.

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