INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP ON VALUATION THEORY
Cultural events during the conference
- Thursday, July 29: Special screening of Saskatchewan made
films at the
7:00 pm: Summer of the monkeys
Michael Anderson directs this wonderful family film about a boy dreaming
of earning enough money to buy a horse when a whole set of events - a
derailed train, an alcoholic trigger-happy recluse, a deadly summer
storm and a quartet of monkeys who only understand French - teach him
that the path to a goal is not always a straight line. Set in 1910 and
filmed entirely in Saskatchewan, this is a true treat for everyone.
1998 Canada / 101 min. / General.
9:00 pm: Conquest
Lothar Bluteau plays a banker in a very small prairie town who will try
anything to save his community. The unlikely sight of a beautiful young
woman (Tara Fitzgerald) arriving in a sports car in desperate need of
repairs begins this romantic comedy as the two struggle to get to know
each other. Co-produced by Regina's Stephen Onda and directed by Piers
Haggard the film offers a strong sense of the isolation of small towns
surrounded by the beauty of the prairie landscape. The excellent
supporting cast contribute to a story that will appeal to anyone who has
ever lived in or passed through a Saskatchewan town. Best Supporting
Actress Award - Monique Mercure, 1998 Genies.
1998 Canada-England / 92 min. / P.G.
Other events before/during/after the conference:
The Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival
bursts into life each year in its tents on the beautiful banks of the
South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Canada with two full length plays
by Shakespeare productions, sometimes in unique settings, plus an
additional evening each week of music and laughter, followed by a
contemporary production. Performances include Romeo and Juliet & A
Midsummer Night's Dream. Check out the
- July 21-25: Taste of Saskatchewan - Location: Rotary
Park. Wonderful outdoor dining along Saskatoon's riverbank. Over 24
Saskatchewan restaurants and organizations serve up their finest in
Chinese, Greek, Italian, Indian, Native American and Cajun cuisine.
Continuous live music, beer gardens, and more. Phone: (306) 975-3175,
- July 26: Saskatoon Horticultural Society Bus Tour -
Three hour bus tour stops at gardens at various locations throughout the
city. Tour winning gardens of the Saskatoon Horticulutral Society
competition. Phone: (306) 254-2600.
- July 29-Aug 1: Saskatoon Summer Sun -
Open horse show with hunters, jumpers and hacks. Polo demonstrations.
Competitors from western Canada. Spectators welcome. Phone:
- July 30-Aug 1: Country in the City -
Location: Prairieland Exhibition Park Grandstand
Saskatchewan's premier country music event, featuring five shows over
July 30 8:30pm - Ronnie Milsap,
July 31 1:30pm - Don Williams and Charley Pride;
7:30pm - The Bellamy Brothers and The Oak Ridge Boys,
Aug 1 1:30pm - Dan Seals and Janie Frickie;
7:30pm - T.G. Sheppard and Loretta Lynn.
CAN$99.00 plus service charges for all performances. Reserved RV
parking. Only 5500 tickets available!! Phone: (306) 938-7800 or
1-800-970-7328. Reserved RV parking: 1-888-931-9333.
- July 30-Aug 1: River Cinema -
Enjoy 3 nights of movies on the riverbank. Bring your own lawn chair or
blanket to the park behind Meewasin Valley Centre at dusk. Concession
onsite. Phone: (306) 665-6888.
- July 30-Aug 8:
The Saskatoon International Fringe Festival -
The 10th annual Saskatoon International Fringe Festival erupts on the
Broadway area with explosive and mind-boggling theatrical adventure. For
ten days 50-60 theater groups from across Canada and around the world
present alternative theater on several indoor and outdoor venues. The
performances, street buskers, outdoor stage, craft fair, food vendors
and special events attract over 50,000 visitors each year. Produced by
Twenty-Fifth Street Theatre Centre. Location: Broadway area.
Tickets: $8.00 or less.
Information: (306) 664-2239. Wheelchair accessible (some venues).
- Aug 8-14: Night Hikes and Perseid Meteor Showers -
Experience Beaver Creek at night as you listen and watch for animals on
the night shift. On Aug. 11, 12, 13, bring your lawn chair and blanket
and stay until 11:30pm to enjoy the Perseid Meteor Showers.
Phone: (306) 374-2474, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aug 12-14: Folkfest 1999 - Up to 25 ethnic pavilions
throughout the city showing the blend of multiculturalism in Saskatoon.
Passports CAN$10.00. For more information call (306) 931-0100.
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Last update: August 31, 1999