It’s why the Saskatchewan Roughriders never have away games…only home and neutral site matches.
Over the last fifty years, along with food, fuel and fertilizer one of this province’s exports has been people. Unlike those commodities which are transformed and consumed somewhere in the world we never really lose the essence of those people who once called this place home.
It’s the reason Rider green is so prevalent in CFL stadiums everywhere…no matter where we live, we never lose touch with this province.
A case in point is Cal Redlick. Raised in Saskatoon and a U of S grad, he built a career in the highest levels of the finance community in the United Kingdom. During that time he also developed a passion and eye for art, especially Saskatchewan art so he began to represent these works to buyers in the UK, selling pieces by award-winning Indigenous artist Adrian Stimson to the British Museum, for example.
Now he’s bringing it home, opening a pop-up gallery in the old farmers’ market space in Saskatoon this weekend featuring Stimsons’s work until Christmas.