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Trusted Saskatoon New Category Announced - Trusted Saskatoon Non-Profits

The Trusted Saskatoon team ran a contest on the Trusted Saskatoon Facebook page at the end of 2018 to find a new category for the Trusted Saskatoon directory. We received 100's of nominations, from children's activities to fencing, however, there was a clear winner, with over 200 nominations, we are pleased to announce the new category will be Trusted Saskatoon NON-PROFITS! 

  



Trusted Saskatoon Non-Profits.

As a small business in Saskatchewan, Trusted has prioritized community support as part of what we do from day 1. In 2017 we were recognized for our efforts as the recipient of the Saskatchewan Chamber Of Commerce ABEX Award for community support, so we were thrilled that this was the category that people in Saskatoon most wanted to see on our directory.   


There is no ME in Community…Just WE.


So What's The Plan for Trusted Saskatoon Non-Profits Category? 

We are pleased to announce that we will be GIFTING listings and annual Trusted partnerships in the new category to 4 Saskatoon Non- Profits. Each Year in January we will renew the category and we will rely on the public and the existing Trusted Saskatoon partners to help us find new Saskatoon and area non-profits to promote. Over the course of the year, we will volunteer our time and resources to help spread awareness of the 4 Trusted Saskatoon Non- profits organization activities, events and goals! 

This is an in-kind donation worth $4000 per non-profit, and being a Trusted Saskatoon partner means they will receive promotion in so many areas including:  

 1. 2 weeks of free radio ads. 
 2. Video interview and promotion of video.
 3. Regular Trusted partner promotion on our social media channels - including our Feature Partner Of the Week posts. 
 4. Free Marketing Training sessions.
 5. Networking  Opportunities. 


The 4 Trusted Saskatoon Non -Profits for 2019-2020:


1. Mending Little Hearts Fund of Saskatchewan 

This is a non- profit close to our heart, literally! 
Anna Maton, a Trusted Saskatoon Consultant is heavily involved in supporting this wonderful Saskatoon-based organization. Anna's youngest son William was born with a heart defect and went through open heart surgery a few years ago. We will share more about this Saskatoon Non-Profit once their listing has been added to the category.

2. TLC@Home  

This is a non-profit founded and run by a Trusted Saskatoon Partner - Hairstyles Inn.
First started in 2006 by Shelley James of The Hairstyle Inn, TLC@Home started off small distributing shoeboxes of gifts to one Saskatoon community school ( Princess Alexandra). Now 12 years later shoeboxes filled with holiday cheer are distributed to more than 800 students at Saskatoon schools which have included; Princess Alexandra Community School, St. Michael Community School, King George Community School and Pleasant Hill Community School.  We will share more about this Saskatoon Non-Profit once their listing has been added to the category.

3 & 4 ?????? - TO BE DECIDED...BY YOU! 

We are relying on our FANTASTIC Facebook fans to help us fill these 2 spots. A nomination process will begin Monday 7th Jan and run until Jan 31st. At that time votes will be counted and the top 2 most nominated non- profits will be recipients of the 2 remaining annual 2019-2020 Trusted Saskatoon Non- Profits gifted listings. 

**Please note Non- Profits MUST be registered to qualify**   


CLICK ON OUR FACEBOOK POST BELOW AND TAG TO NOMINATE YOUR FAVOURITE NON-PROFIT. 

 

Trusted Saskatoon Real Estate Expert Clark Dziadyk shares a Listing Tip

Whether you’re buying a house for the first time, the second or the seventh time, it’s still one of the biggest decisions you ever have to make. In order to ensure sheer success, you need a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor like Clark Dziadyk! Clark will ease your mind by taking the pressure off of you to find your dream home! Clark puts 100% effort into everything he does. In his latest Listing tip, he shares the best time to list your home for sale.  Clark Dziadyk is 'The Realtor in Your Neighbourhood'

When Is The Best Time To List Your Home For Sale?

Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Clark Dziadyk Answers This Popular Question.


One of the most frequent questions I get asked from homeowners considering the idea of selling their home is, "When is the best time to list our home for sale?" 

 While the answer to the question isn’t necessarily black and white,   and there are often many social and economic factors to consider, the following is my take on when the best time to list our home for sale would be. Everyone has their own reason for selling, but this advice applies to anyone who has the luxury of time on their side and the choice of when they would like to list. 

 You may have heard other Realtors® talk about 'time of year' when referring to the best time to sell, whereas I think the right advice is much deeper than that. I believe the   question that needs to be   asked is "what style of property are you wanting to sell?".If it is an acreage property you own, then the main selling feature of the property is often the land and would be best shown in the summer months when foliage is in full bloom. Ideally, you would want to list in April or May as this is when most acreage buyers start up their search.

 

If it is a condo you are thinking of listing, whether it be a townhome, stand-alone home (bare land condo), or apartment style; I believe the best time to list is when competition is low. For example, if there are several other apartment-style units for sale comparable to yours in the same complex or building, chances are you are going to sit on the market for a while. Unless you have something completely unique to offer that your competition does not (eg.- view, additional parking, top floor, etc), then waiting until there aren’t as many comparable units for sale would be best.


 Similarly, the same is true when considering selling a single family dwelling (stand-alone home). If there are many homes for sale comparable to yours in your immediate area, waiting until the competition is thinner might just be your best option. 
 If timing is not on your side and you need a quick sale, contact me today and he would be happy to discuss a strategy to achieve top market dollar for your home!


Read what clients have to say about Clark Dziadyk here

CLARK DZIADYK Is a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor contact him today for all your Saskatoon Real Estate needs.


Trusted Saskatoon framers J & S Picture Frame Warehouse share an article on matting

 J & S Picture Frame Warehouse believe that your pictures deserve the best! Locally owned and operated, they constantly strive to bring their customers the best materials, advice and workmanship for all of your framing needs.

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse simply offers the best selection of framing materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art in Saskatoon. Quality is paramount at J & S Picture Frame warehouse they are the best framers in Saskatoon - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else?

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse is your Trusted Saskatoon Picture Frame Experts.


TO MAT OR NOT TO MAT YOUR ARTWORK & PHOTOGRAPHS . . .



Have you ever wondered why mats are used in framing artwork and photographs?  

Martha Stewart shares some matting examples here :


Well, they serve several purposes.  One of the main purposes is to protect the piece in which you are framing.   Artwork and photographs over time, and with temperature changes, can stick to the glass if there is no barrier in between the piece and the glass. Glossy photographs are the most likely to stick to glass – matte finish papers usually won’t.


A piece of fine art should be allowed to ‘breathe’ in the frame (expand and contract) and the mat allows for that. The mat serves as a layer of protection so that the image is not in contact with the glass.  Especially if you have an original piece of art (like a pastel) or a photograph that you want to preserve for years to come.  



No Mat vs Mat


Another way that mats are used is to make an image stand out.  When you mat your image it can help by adding depth and dimension to your piece, thus making the eye focus in on the image.  It can also help enhance certain colors in the piece making them pop off the page.  If you would like to add more depth and dimension to your work you can double or even triple mat your piece.  Also, if you have a small image, instead of enlarging it you can put a larger mat on it, making the piece overall a lot bigger.

Most picture framers will have dozens of colors and textures to choose from to help enhance your piece and help you show off your precious piece of artwork and photographs, as well as show off a little of your personality at the same time. 


 

Double Mat



Always choose mats that are acid-free so they will not harm your artwork or photographs and the bevel will not yellow over time.  

So…. to mat or not? Some pieces of art need to be matted; pastels (so the color doesn’t transfer to the glass), needlework, shiny photos, and delicate papers like rice paper. 

It also comes down to budget  – single mat vs triple mat – and personal preference. Same with the width of mats. I love the look of a wide mat on a piece of art… others don’t.


                                    

Triple Mat


As always you can find out more about the knowledgeable team at J & S Picture Frame Warehouse they are your Trusted SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS by checking out their listing on Trusted Saskatoon or visiting them in store! 

Trusted Saskatoon Pet Crematorium Willow Creek Pet Cremations Tip On What to Do After Your Pet Passes


Willow Creek Pet Cremations is a family owned and operated business located in the RM of Corman Park, just north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Their fully licensed facility services pet owners in Saskatoon and surrounding area. They are pet owners and pet lovers, knowing well the value each pet brings into our lives. Be assured they will look after you and care for your pet as if it were their own. 

Willow Creek Pet Cremations is your Trusted Saskatoon Pet Crematorium


What To Do After Your Pet Passes  

 

Life can be difficult after the passing of a pet. One is often faced with sadness, loss and longing. So Willow Creek Pet Crematoriums provides pet pick-up at your most convenient time. It is our hope that this will help ease your load. 


WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU CALL WILLOW CREEK

 

After you call Willow Creek, we will:

 

1. Arrange a pick up (or) drop off date/time for your pet. *Willow Creek will pick up in Saskatoon and all surrounding communities. 

 

2. Discuss your options, whether you prefer a shared, individual or private cremation for your pet. 

 

3. Discuss whether or not you want your pet's cremains returned to you. If you do choose to have them returned to you, you will need to choose whether or not to purchase a permanent urn for your pet's cremains, as they are an up-charge, or stick with the basic-temporary urn that it comes with any cremation, as any individual & private packages come with Basic-Temporary Urns.

 

4. Willow Creek will then contact you and arrange a drop-off/pick up time post-cremation.



WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR PETS CREMAINS


After you have received your pet's cremains you have many options to consider when deciding how you can honour the life of your loved pet. 


Here are a few ideas:

 

-Store them securely in an urn and place on your mantle or somewhere on display to reflect upon your time with them.

 

-Place them in a necklace that sits close to your heart

 

-Scatter them somewhere your pet loved to be: The park, the yard, the garden, the lake (check your local bylaws/restrictions first) 

 

-Put sealed cremains in their favourite stuffed toy

 

-Bury your pet's cremains with a memorial/headstone/garden stone. 


Trusted Saskatoon warmly welcomes Willow Creek Pet Cremations to our directory of excellence in the Saskatoon Vets & Pets category, and we are proud to give them the thumbs up!

Check out Willow Creek Pet Cremations listing here, and read client reviews.