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17 Signs You Are From Saskatchewan - Outside The Box

17 Signs You Are From Saskatchewan

  • 27th January 2016

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17 Signs You Are From Saskatchewan

I’ve lived in Saskatchewan my entire life. Yes there have been days in the dead of winter when the windchill is -50 where I wonder what in the world I’m doing here but frost bite aside it’s really a great place to call home. Like any other place we have things – language, mannerisms, etc. that are distinctly our own and we are proud of them.

17 Signs You Are From Saskatchewan

  1. Someone asks if you know Bob from Estevan and you do.
  2. You feel proud every time someone talks about reading Who Has Seen the Wind.
  3. The ratio of bars to churches is equal in your home town.
  4. Driving directions include things like “turn right at the sheep” (true story)
  5. You have a bumper sticker that says “My other car is a John Deere”.
  6. You’ve worn shorts and a parka in the same day.
  7. You have a bunnyhug.
  8. You think the highways are actually better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
  9. When you see someone carefully eyeing up a watermelon at the grocery store you assure them it looks like a good fit.
  10. Heading “out east” means driving to Winnipeg.
  11. You’ve every been hypnotized driving while it’s snowing.
  12. You know what gitch or gotch means.
  13.  Your grad party was in a quonset.
  14. You don’t remember your anniversary but you never forget your Co-op number.
  15. You plan your kid’s Halloween costumes to fit over a snow suit.
  16. You measure distance in hours.
  17. You fondly remember getting Vi-Co on milk day at school.

Do you have any other Saskatchewanisms you’d like to add? I’d love to hear them!

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This article has 12 comments

  1. I didn't know much about Saskatchewan until this post (I'm from Ontario) but I'm pretty sure that I'd love to live there (minus the winters). Looking forward to visiting there some day and eating Saskatoon Berry Pie.

    Besos Sarah. 
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    • Just have to say that it's obvious you're not from Saskatchewan because we never use the name Saskatoon Berry like that! It is just Saskatoon Pie not Saskatoon "Berry" Pie. 

      • I am most certainly from Saskatchewan 🙂  I tend to day Saskatoon Berry because many of my readers are not from here. But, yes, there would be no need to say that to someone local.

  2. #11. I LOVED those snowstorms when the show would come at the windshield like we were driving through a tunnel.

  3. Best Sunsets and Sunrises EVER.

  4. the town has : 1 bar, 4 churches, 1 hockey/skating/curling rink ….. and all are equally busy …..

    ; going skating on a local slough; going for a 40 km round-trip to see how much/ little snow/ water is on the fields; going for the same kind of trip to see which fields are showing the first green/ are ready for harvest/ have been harvested……

  5. Even though I'm not from Saskatchewan, I still love this!

  6. Seeing the first crocus peeking through the snow. Picking pussy willows hanging over a slough trying not to get water in your boots

  7. You have a Rider Jersey.

  8. Mary Anne LaRocque-Ouamar
    Sunday 7 February 2016, 10:39 pm

    I love alot about my province, the Riders, Gordie Howe, Haley Wickenheiser, Joni Mitchell, Bryan Trottier, Colin James and Mark McMorris. We have sand dunes up north, Athabasca Sand Dunes. We have over 100,000 lakes. Wascana Lake is man made. Bigger than Stanley Park and Central Park. Cities and towns with  names like Moose Jaw, Swift Current, and Climax. Avonlea, a town named after Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Road to Avonlea. Is a town of 555 that has a 5 way STOP sign. Estevan is the sunshine  capital of Canada. Love Métis and First Nation culture and food.The sunsets  and aurora borealis are stunning! The  people warm up the winter Temps. And possibly equal to Saskatoon jam and pies…Saskatchewan produces more professional hockey players than anywhere on the planet. 

  9. I'm not from the area but still giggled at this post.  Even in Ontario we have to plan those Halloween costumes to go over snow suits.  Three cheers for Canada! 🙂

  10. Looking forward to watching Mark McMorris, one one Saskatchewan's best ambassadors at the X Games in Oslo next week! 
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