Bloggers and Twitter users Meeting in Regina

June 13, 2013 there’s a #YQRtweetupX event at the Freehouse in Regina. RSVP on Eventbrite to come. If it’s full (or over) when you check, let us know you’re interested in there being another TweetUp, in the comments here.

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Tweetups

What’s a Tweetup? It’s a meet-up for Tweeters. Bloggers mostly love Twitter, and there are a lot of sociable tweeters in Saskatchewan. You can meet them at Tweetups. #YQRTweetup is one such hashtag in use to organize social events. There’s also a Facebook page now.

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Finding Saskatchewan Blogs

If you have a blog, and are from, or live in Saskatchewan, please leave a comment with your blog address so people can check it out.

Here’s one I came across today http://bjcrowe.wordpress.com

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RIP Joe of Owls and Roosters

A Saskatchewan Blogger has passed away. Joe Kuchta died Nov. 16, 2011 at his home.

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Politics Underfoot

A quick reminder that Saskatchewan’s 27th General Election is underway, and many SaskBlogs Aggregator 2.0 members are writing interesting things you’ll want to read to get your political fix.

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New Server

I’ve moved Saskblogs.ca to a new server to keep WordPress updated better. Hopefully you don’t notice any negative changes from this, but let me know if you do.

~Saskboy

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Melville Hotel Fire

One new addition to the Saskblogs Aggregator 2.0 is a historian who blogs about Saskatchewan hotels.

You can see what it looked like in the Summer before it burned last year in February. The arsonist was given 3.5 years in jail.

Here’s another non-fiery view:

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A While Now

As you may have noticed (or maybe not), this site is in need of an update. Fortunately there’re some new blogs that have appeared on the SaskBlogs Aggregator 2.0 list.

One is Views from the Penalty Box [defunct as of 2012], focusing on the Sask. Junior Hockey League.

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Election Fever

Politicians are getting into Twitter and blogs more and more. Here’s a Saskatchewan politician trying his hand at blogging (and very quickly gave it up again).

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There’s also Vision of Earth.

And Saskatoon In Focus.

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Al Delaine Memorial Modified Event promises to be “Big”

Greg Cybulski, WINNIPEG, MB (June 5, 2010) Two months remain until one of the most highly anticipated race events of the summer takes place in Manitoba.

The biggest Wissota Modified event of the year will heat up Red River Co-op Speedway on Thursday, August 5th. The 1st Annual “Big Al” Delaine Memorial race boasts an incredible $12,000.00 guaranteed Feature payout including a $2000.00 pay day to the winner. Additional contingency prizes and awards increase the purse to $15,000.00!

Al Delaine, who passed away from a battle with cancer on June 22nd of 2009 was a fixture in the local auto racing community for many years. He raced during the 1970′s at Winnipeg Speedway before retiring in 1979. Al’s love for dirt track racing carried over to members of his family including sons Rick and Kevin who are actively involved in racing. Delaine was also involved in many important aspects of supporting his racing community.

In a showing of love and respect, his family and his friends created a Memorial racing event to pay tribute to the man and his legacy.

Determined to have as many participants as possible on race day, an ambitious fund-raising campaign over the winter netted the monies necessary to draw competitors from neighboring states and provinces for one big night of racing.

Sponsors who came on board for this event include Imrie Demolition, Trish Rentals and Green Way Bio Diesel.

“We would like to thank everyone who is making this race happen”, said event co-promoter Rick Delaine. “This is a race that my dad dreamed about… big money, big pressure and a big reward at the end.” “The response from our racing community shows that he truly left his mark on the world of racing in Manitoba.”

Event organizers are hoping to draw Modified teams from the neighboring provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan as well as the Northern States of North Dakota and Minnesota.

According to co-promoter Pat Mooney, U.S. teams should have a smooth experience crossing the border into Canada and then back home as long as they are able to provide proof of citizenship.

Contingency Prizes include:
$250 A Main and B Main Hard Chargers
$100 Long Haul Award for U.S. team
$100 Long Haul Award for Canadian team
Free Fuel for Heats: 1st – 20 Gallons, 2nd – 15 Gallons, 3rd – 5 Gallons
$50 for B Main Non-Qualifiers

Pre-Registration Information:
First 10 Non-Regular U.S. Drivers – FREE
First 10 Non-Regular Canadian Drivers – FREE
Pre-Register at aldelainememorial@hotmail.com
$25 at the Gate

For more information about the “Big Al” Delaine Memorial contact promoters Pat Mooney at (204) 771-8000 , email pmauto@shaw.ca OR Rick Delaine at (204) 792-2449 , email delaineracing@mts.net

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