Episode Thirteen – Constable Derek Chesney

Constable Derek Chesney is a member of the Saskatoon Police Service Culture Relations Unit. His role is to build bridges between the police force and different communities in Saskatoon. Derek sits down with host, Eric Anderson, to discuss the importance of his role as Saskatoon becomes a more diverse city and why growing up on a ranch set him on the path to success.

Episode Twelve, Part Two – Cancer Care in Saskatoon

Part Two of Episode 12 features a conversation with cancer survivor Michael McLachlan and Registered Social Worker and yoga instructor, Colleen McBride. McLachlan was diagnosed in September of 2016 with an aggressive form of cancer that required six months of intensive treatment. He was left cancer free but with a disconnect between his mind and his body. McBride helped to put McLachlan’s pieces together through her yoga class.

This episode is co-hosted by cancer survivor, activist and author, Amy Smith-Morris. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app.

Episode Twelve, Part One – cancer Care in Saskatoon

Episode 12 of YXE Underground introduces you to people who are helping those in Saskatoon either undergoing cancer treatments or are in the post-treatment stages of their battle. Eric is joined by cancer survivor Amy Smith Morris and they introduce you to Kim Swetecki, Jennifer Fisher and Nora Yeates.

Episode Eleven – The Little Tots Program at Autism Services of Saskatoon

The Little Tots program at Autism Services of Saskatoon is providing crucial therapy to young autistic children in the city. Lucas Hart is one of those children. For the past three years, he has worked with therapists, under the loving eyes of his parents, to develop his social and communication skills. This episode explores the Little Tots program by telling Lucas’s story. Eric speaks with Carrie Hart, Lucas’s mom, therapist Desirae Boutin, and Executive Director of Autism Services of Saskatoon, Lynn Latta. It takes a village of caring, empathetic and extremely patient people to help young autistic children. That comes through loud and clear in this episode.

Episode Ten – Erin Wasson

Erin Wasson is a social worker at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She provides mental health supports to students, faculty and staff, as well as clients from the small and large animal clinics. In this episode, Erin describes the mental health challenges that come with being a veterinarian, how she is able to balance personal and professional life, and why she finds her role at the Vet College so fulfilling.

Episode Thirteen – Constable Derek Chesney

Constable Derek Chesney is a member of the Saskatoon Police Service Culture Relations Unit. His role is to build bridges between the police force and different communities in Saskatoon. Derek sits down with host, Eric Anderson, to discuss the importance of his role as Saskatoon becomes a more diverse city and why growing up on a ranch set him on the path to success.

Episode Twelve, Part Two – Cancer Care in Saskatoon

Part Two of Episode 12 features a conversation with cancer survivor Michael McLachlan and Registered Social Worker and yoga instructor, Colleen McBride. McLachlan was diagnosed in September of 2016 with an aggressive form of cancer that required six months of intensive treatment. He was left cancer free but with a disconnect between his mind and his body. McBride helped to put McLachlan’s pieces together through her yoga class.

This episode is co-hosted by cancer survivor, activist and author, Amy Smith-Morris. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app.

Episode Twelve, Part One – Cancer Care in Saskatoon

Episode 12 of YXE Underground introduces you to people who are helping those in Saskatoon either undergoing cancer treatments or are in the post-treatment stages of their battle. Eric is joined by cancer survivor Amy Smith Morris and they introduce you to Kim Swetecki, Jennifer Fisher and Nora Yeates.

Episode Eleven – The Little Tots Program at Autism Services of Saskatoon

The Little Tots program at Autism Services of Saskatoon is providing crucial therapy to young autistic children in the city. Lucas Hart is one of those children. For the past three years, he has worked with therapists, under the loving eyes of his parents, to develop his social and communication skills. This episode explores the Little Tots program by telling Lucas’s story. Eric speaks with Carrie Hart, Lucas’s mom, therapist Desirae Boutin, and Executive Director of Autism Services of Saskatoon, Lynn Latta. It takes a village of caring, empathetic and extremely patient people to help young autistic children. That comes through loud and clear in this episode.

Episode ten – erin wasson

Erin Wasson is a social worker at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She provides mental health supports to students, faculty and staff, as well as clients from the small and large animal clinics. In this episode, Erin describes the mental health challenges that come with being a veterinarian, how she is able to balance personal and professional life, and why she finds her role at the Vet College so fulfilling.

Episode Nine – Jessica Fisher

Jessica Fisher from OUTSaskatoon is bringing gender and sexual diversity education to students, teachers and administrators in Saskatoon and across the province. Her presentation focuses on the building blocks of identity, topics such as consent and homophobia, and her story of coming out as pansexual. In this episode, Jessica shares some meaningful moments from her presentations, why the work she does is so important, and opens up about her personal journey to becoming comfortable with her identity.

Episode Nine – Jessica Fisher

Jessica Fisher from OUTSaskatoon is bringing gender and sexual diversity education to students, teachers and administrators in Saskatoon and across the province. Her presentation focuses on the building blocks of identity, topics such as consent and homophobia, and her story of coming out as pansexual. In this episode, Jessica shares some meaningful moments from her presentations, why the work she does is so important, and opens up about her personal journey to becoming comfortable with her identity.

Episode Eight – Saskatoon’s EcoQuest Program – Part Two

Saskatoon’s EcoQuest grade eight class is an outdoor education program that uses nature in place of a traditional classroom setting. In Episode Eight, Part Two, Eric spends a cold December day with EcoQuest students exploring Saskatoon on foot to learn why they love the program and how it’s turning them into leaders.

Episode Eight – Saskatoon’s EcoQuest Program – Part Two

Saskatoon’s EcoQuest grade eight class is an outdoor education program that uses nature in place of a traditional classroom setting. In Episode Eight, Part Two, Eric spends a cold December day with EcoQuest students exploring Saskatoon on foot to learn why they love the program and how it’s turning them into leaders.

Episode Eight – Saskatoon’s EcoQuest Program – Part One

Saskatoon’s EcoQuest Program brings 28 grade 8 students together from across the city and allows them to learn in the natural world. In part one of Episode Eight, Eric speaks with Tyler Rittinger, who has been teaching the EcoQuest program for the past eight years. He also meets some of the students who are embracing this unique opportunity. Part two will follow the students as they weave their way through Saskatoon working on an assignment. It will drop on January 17th.

Episode Eight – Saskatoon’s EcoQuest Program – Part One

Saskatoon’s EcoQuest Program brings 28 grade 8 students together from across the city and allows them to learn in the natural world. In part one of Episode Eight, Eric speaks with Tyler Rittinger, who has been teaching the EcoQuest program for the past eight years. He also meets some of the students who are embracing this unique opportunity. Part two will follow the students as they weave their way through Saskatoon working on an assignment. It will drop on January 17th.

Episode Seven – Scott Dicks

Scott Dicks is a Saskatoon chef, educator and entrepreneur. He is spreading the joy of food and cooking throughout our community by working with local businesses and teaching cooking classes at The Local Kitchen. In this episode, Chef Scotty discusses Saskatoon’s growing culinary scene, why it’s so important for him to help others and how food can bring a community together.

Episode Seven – Scott Dicks

Scott Dicks is a Saskatoon chef, educator and entrepreneur. He is spreading the joy of food and cooking throughout our community by working with local businesses and teaching cooking classes at The Local Kitchen. In this episode, Chef Scotty discusses Saskatoon’s growing culinary scene, why it’s so important for him to help others and how food can bring a community together.

Episode Six – Erin McCormick

Erin McCormick helps children and adults with physical and cognitive challenges through horseback riding therapy. She owns and operates Therapeutic Equilibrium Riding north of Saskatoon. Eric visits Erin at her acreage to learn more about the benefits of this unique type of therapy and where her passion comes from.

Episode Six – Erin McCormick

Erin McCormick helps children and adults with physical and cognitive challenges through horseback riding therapy. She owns and operates Therapeutic Equilibrium Riding north of Saskatoon. Eric visits Erin at her acreage to learn more about the benefits of this unique type of therapy and where her passion comes from.

Episode Five – Kenton Lysak

Kenton Lysak is a Senior Interpreter for Saskatoon’s Meewasin Valley Authority and is passionate about the world around him. He’s also a brand new father. In this episode of YXE Underground, Kenton talks about the MVA’s role in protecting Saskatoon’s natural beauty, especially as the city continues to grow, and how fatherhood has changed his career.

Episode Five – Kenton Lysak

Kenton Lysak is a Senior Interpreter for Saskatoon’s Meewasin Valley Authority and is passionate about the world around him. He’s also a brand new father. In this episode of YXE Underground, Kenton talks about the MVA’s role in protecting Saskatoon’s natural beauty, especially as the city continues to grow, and how fatherhood has changed his career.

Episode Four – Aviva Kohen and DonnaLyn Thorsteinson

Saskatoon continues to gain national and international attention through publications like The New York Times and The Guardian. Aviva Kohen is a major reason why. Eric speaks with Tourism Saskatoon’s Director of Media in Episode Four of YXE Underground. Eric also sits down with DonnaLyn Thorsteinson from SREDA and the Square One program and learns how she helps Saskatoon entrepreneurs reach their goals.

Episode Four – Aviva Kohen and DonnaLyn Thorsteinson

Saskatoon continues to gain national and international attention through publications like The New York Times and The Guardian. Aviva Kohen is a major reason why. Eric speaks with Tourism Saskatoon’s Director of Media in Episode Four of YXE Underground. Eric also sits down with DonnaLyn Thorsteinson from SREDA and the Square One program and learns how she helps Saskatoon entrepreneurs reach their goals.

Episode Three – Kara Broks

Kara Broks is speech pathologist, business owner and all around rock star! Eric visits Kara at the Speech Language Network to learn why she is so passionate about giving people of all ages the ability to communicate.

Episode Three – Kara Broks

Kara Broks is speech pathologist, business owner and all around rock star! Eric visits Kara at the Speech Language Network to learn why she is so passionate about giving people of all ages the ability to communicate.

Episode Two – Sarah Friesen & Jacqueline Lavallee

Sarah Friesen and Jacqueline Lavallee are the featured interviews in Episode 2 of YXE Underground. Both women are helping children, students and families in Saskatoon and have compelling reasons for doing so.

Episode Two – Sarah Friesen & Jacqueline Lavallee

Sarah Friesen and Jacqueline Lavallee are the featured interviews in Episode 2 of YXE Underground. Both women are helping children, students and families in Saskatoon and have compelling reasons for doing so.

Episode One – Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher is the co-creator of The Saskatchewan Entertainment Expo. Eric sits down with Mike at Saskatoon’s Amazing Stories Comic Store to learn how he started The Expo and why it means so much to him.

Episode One – Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher is the co-creator of The Saskatchewan Entertainment Expo. Eric sits down with Mike at Saskatoon’s Amazing Stories Comic Store to learn how he started The Expo and why it means so much to him.

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