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Reel in the big one out on the water. Tobin Lake actually holds the record for largest walleye caught while ice fishing in the province—a whopping 18-pound-plus giant. Grab a rod and your best jigs at this fishing derby, which supports the Nipawin Junior A Hawks hockey team. July 13–15 nipawinhawks.sk.ca FESTIVALS superstar headliners including Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Chris Young, it’s going to be a boot-scootin’ good time. Saskatchewan’s own country music talent will hit the main stage throughout the weekend: Langenburg’s CCMA- and Juno Award-winning artist Jess Moskaluke, as well as Shaunavon’s Hunter Brothers. Pack a tent, some sunscreen and your cowboy boots for this country-wild party. CAA Saskatchewan will be onsite, so swing by and say howdy. July 12–15 countrythunder.com/sk A white-water weekend Water, Water, Everywhere With close to 100,000 lakes in the province, plus their connecting waterfalls, rapids and river systems, Dallas Smith mingles with young fans in the Qu’Appelle Valley Get Lit Up Do you often find your nose buried between the pages of a good book? Then the Saskatchewan Festival of Words is your dream event. Moose Jaw welcomes the literary world this July as book lovers, poets and award-winning authors from across the country participate in workshops and panel discussions. Every evening, the stage comes alive with performances, including dramatic readings, a poetry slam competition and a concert by a local band. July 19–22 festivalofwords.com Kickin’ it, Country Style Slide into your Levi’s, pop on a cowboy hat and two-step your way to the 2018 Country Thunder Music Festival in the Qu’Appelle Valley. With northern Saskatchewan is a mecca for paddling enthusiasts. In its tenth year, the Churchill River Canoe Outfitte rs’ Whitewater Festival brings about 100 canoers and kayakers to the Churchill River system. A short drive and paddle northwest of Missinipe, the weekend starts on Barker Island with a group supper cooked by CRCO’s resident chef and a live musical performance in the boreal forest. On Saturday and Sunday, guided tours and courses teach paddlers of all skill levels how to play safely in the water. Grab your canoe partner and paddle on at this family- friendly event. June 29–July 1 churchillrivercanoe.com/ whitewater-festival Does everyone mumble? If so, it’s time to get your hearing checked. Book a FREE hearing test * today! 1.888.486.0177 caa.connecthearing.ca Rewards *Free hearing tests are only applicable for customers over 50 years of age. No purchase required. Some conditions may apply. †Based on national physician referrals over the tenure of the corporation’s Canadian business operations compared to the disclosed referral count of leading competitors. ®CAA, CAA logo and CAA Rewards trademarks owned by, and use is authorized by, the Canadian Automobile Association. CAA saskatcheWan suMMer 2018 49