curtisanderson



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Born and raised in Saskatoon, Curtis Anderson has been writing for television and radio for the past 15 years. Every day is a new adventure with his beautiful wife and their two children....two children they ambitiously decided to have ten years apart. His first novel was purchased by Gothenberg, Sweden’s Kraken Press. If he ever wins an award for anything the first person he will thank is coffee.

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Training Day: Tall Tales, Tunnels and Trickery at the CP Railway Bridge

Posted on: September 29, 2017

Some mornings I snuggle my daughter and think to myself “what learning opportunities can I provide today to help shape you into a strong independent woman?” Other mornings I rub my temples and exclaim “It’s a bridge day!” Despite only being 1,119 feet long…..in the last decade, I’ve stretched MILES
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Potash Corp Children’s Festival: a Standing Ovation for Relocation

Posted on: June 17, 2017

Having children ten years apart allows me a unique perspective when it comes to the progression of annual events and festivals here in our fine city. Case and point: The Children’s Festival. Ten years ago, hand in hand with my toddler son, I would navigate this four-day event and…. Ill
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Puppetry: the Task at Hand with Wide Open Children’s Theatre

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Getting a behind the scenes tour of a puppet theatre production still makes me feel like I’m getting away with something I shouldn’t. I know it’s literally just regular people with their hands in the air, but to me, it feels like I’m watching magicians explaining their slight-of-hand trickery. Have
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Draggins Rod and Custom Car Show: Automotive Trick-or-Treating

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Easter Weekend has come and gone and with it, Saskatoon’s longest running annual Easter Weekend spectacular- The Draggins Rod & Custom Car Show. I love this event in a ‘circle of life’ kind of way, because, as my father used to take me, I now take my son…and my father.
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Saskatoon Family Expo: A Plethora of Parental Perks

Posted on: April 4, 2017

Trade shows depress me. Yeah, I’m being negative right out of the gate, but to me, trade shows are giant rooms of ‘impulse buys’, which is fine, but I’m not someone who is in any position to ‘impulse buy’ things like motorhomes, hot tubs or (sigh) ‘man sheds’. Maybe I’m
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Game Changers: A History of the Video Game Industry

Posted on: March 11, 2017

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to really challenge myself here at Family Fun Canada. I wanted to cover less established annual events here in this fine city and give some love to the lesser known ones. I also realized I had written about happenings at The Western Development
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City Park Toy Library: Noise is Encouraged

Posted on: February 18, 2017

I’m seven years old…it’s Christmas morning…and maniacally torn wrapping paper reveals the iconic transformer Optimus Prime (leader of the Autobots, thank you very much) Santa had come through! To this day, that remains my most cherished childhood memory. I played with Prime until he was so beaten and broken that
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CJ’s Climb and Play: Taking Play Structures to New Heights

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Until you have kids you never truly appreciate the ‘art’ of a successful play area/play structure. I’m talking about those multi-level primary coloured fortresses made out of plastic and netting and ropes and slides and giant tubes and ball pits. Pre-kids, you walk right by them – usually with your
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Western Development Museum: Celebrating Christmas in Boom Town

Posted on: December 23, 2016

Covering the Christmas-themed festivities at the Western Development Museum seems pretty straightforward – there’s a gigantic Christmas tree in Boom Town and there’s a room full of animatronic 1970’s Eaton’s Department Store window Christmas displays.(still functional today thanks to regular repairs and straight-up magic) While these two attractions remain up
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Boo Town: Boomtown drops the M and Raises the Dead at Western Development Museum

Posted on: October 27, 2016

It’s bizarre how something as simple as the passing of time can make things appear creepy. Exhibit A: old-timey toys. Just imagine children of yesteryear tearing opening their Christmas presents and squealing with delight at the sight of any of those wooden nightmares. Seems almost morbid, right? I realize toy
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