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There aren’t many months as beautiful as June in Saskatoon. With warm weather, trees blossoming, and gardens growing, it is really a fantastic time to be in the city. For many of us, the approaching summer is when we get to do most of our reading for enjoyment (rather than work or school). As a result, we have put our entire fiction section on sale for the month of June. We are also starting a Climate Solutions Book Club for those interested in learning more about how our communities can address our energy needs in a sustainable and just way. We have more great DVD and BluRay rentals to keep you entertained and informed on those weekends out of the city or just when you want to escape the heat.  And as always, a schedule full of great events at The Stand – Community Organizing Centre to help build community and the movements for social and environmental change. Keep reading to find out more.

all *FICTION* titles 20% OFF

We’re not always so serious… except about reading! Exercise your fiction muscles this summer; flex your wernicke’s with Vanderhaeghe, dead lift some dystopian Atwood, climb some steep vernacular with Hill… hundreds of titles to choose from to get your literary fix, literally. We’ll spot you 20% off, ’cause it’s summer, yo!

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beauty birdie green

nest nguyen paradise



On Immunity: An Inoculation

Eula Biss

Staff member: Peter Garden 

Just over a year ago, I encountered an interview with an essayist named Eula Biss on vaccination. At the time, the public debate around vaccination was raging because of an outbreak of measles in Ontario. A great deal of finger pointing was occurring and people seemed to be treating the debate as if it was simply a matter examining the evidence and coming to a correct conclusion. Biss looked at the issue from a different perspective that compassionately recognized and examined where fears of vaccination comes from in a world where individuals are often pawns of corporate power, unaccountable government, and steeped narratives of neoliberalism. Her book, like the interview, demonstrates an impressive ability to draw insight from literature, philosophy, history, current events, and her own life experience. Biss has created an utterly unique take on the vaccination debate that is sure to enlighten her readers regardless of their position on vaccination.

New Release Books

A selection of new arrivals at Turning the Tide for the Month of June. 

seed gene evicted

davidson danny labour-liberation

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With our new location at 615 Main St. and partnership with The Stand Community Organizing CentreTurning the Tide is fast becoming known as a vibrant hub of community activity. Events are being hosted, public and private meetings arranged, and community classes available. Check out some of these events (and other noteworthy happenings) in June 2016:

ECO LITEcological Literacy:

Reconnecting with the Land

first Saturday of each month @ the Stand

Classes start at 9:00am and 1:30pm

Would you like to learn more about the natural world around us? Would you like to study ecological literacy and philosophies with others? Elizabeth Bekolay leads these groups helping more people reconnect with the land for themselves and their loved ones. Read more


Making Every Vote Count

Proportional Representation Panel

Saturday, June 11th – 7:00pm @ the Stand

Join us for a timely presentation and discussion on proportional representation in Canada.

Speaking at the event will be Former MP and Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada Bruce Hyer, to discuss electoral reform and climate change, as well as a special guest from Fair Vote Canada, to talk about how we can make every vote matter in the next election.

Oh, and it’s free! Bring your friends and family! Together, we can change our democracy, and have fun doing it.

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Iron-and-Earth-Twitter-BannerIron + Earth Presentation

Oil Sands Workers for Renewable Energy

Sun. June 19th 7:00pm @ the Stand

Join Devin Tepleski from Iron + Earth for a presenation and discussion about how a group of oil sands workers are leading an initiative to retrain workers and promote development of renewable energy.

Admission: Free | Public Welcome

About Iron + Earth

Iron & Earth is led by oilsands workers committed to incorporating more renewable energy projects into our work scope. We created this organization during the spring of 2015 when oil prices started to fall. We were losing work and conversations about needing to diversify our energy grid was dominating our lunch conversations on the job site. This moment acted as a catalyst for us to realize our shared vision for a sustainable energy future for Canada – one that would ensure the health and equity of workers, our families, communities, economy, and the environment.

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Delivering Community Power

Building Solidarity for Climate Justice and Public Services

Mon. June 20th 7:00pm @ the Stand

Join Dru Jay from Friends of Public Services and a representative from CUPW to find out how our postal service can deliver the sustainable infrastructure of the next economy: postal banking that finances green energy, services for seniors, farm-to-table food delivery, coast-to-coast charging stations for electric cars, and much more…

An equitable, climate-friendly economy is in sight. Our post office can deliver it.

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13263871_10156960381535451_279419727318453403_nClimate Solutions Book Club:

After the Sands

Wed. June 22nd 7:00pm @ the Stand

How can we address the climate crisis that humanity faces?
Should we build more pipelines to fund a green energy transition?
Is the Leap Manifesto a practical blueprint to address climate change?

You are invited to join a book club and discussion group aimed at educating ourselves to better answer these questions and equip us to act for a just and sustainable future.

We will start by reading Gordon Laxer’s “After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians” over the summer of 2016 and likely choose more books/articles/documentaries to discuss once finished with this book.

Book club members will receive a 20% discount off the cost of the book. Read more



every Tuesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm @ the Stand

Come on down to The Stand for Fair Trade Organic Coffee and enjoy free co-working space. Have a cup while you work, or even just read a book. We’d love to see you!

10356009_1711635195762440_4393155251624626866_nNumbers & Stories:

with Brian Hoessler

Free consulting hours for Non-Profits and Community Initiatives

BY APPOINTMENT –  Wednesday 1 – 3pm @ the Stand

What’s happening in the community?
What are the outcomes of our work?
How can we build on our efforts to create effective change?

In creating social change, action is important – so is knowledge.

Through a partnership with The Stand, Brian Hoessler of Strong Roots Consulting will be holding regular office hours in the space every Wednesday from 1-3pm.

Brian works with non-profits, social enterprises, and other change agents to help them answer those questions.

He’ll provide free advice and assistance on topics related to evaluation and community research, on a first-come basis. Read more 

New Release Movies (DVD & BluRay)

A selection of our New Releases added weekly to our 2500+ film collection.


son-of-saul welcome to leith peanuts

killing-them-safely forbidden-room

10-Rental card $20.00

Plan 1 (2 movies-at-a-time) – 3 Month Unlimited Membership – $45.00

Plan 2 (5 movies-at-a-time) – 3 Month Unlimited Membership – $60.00

Support Turning the Tide and The Stand Community Organizing Centre


The Stand T-shirts & 11th Street Memorabilia

Limited edition ethically sourced and printed bamboo/cotton blend The Stand T-shirts and Merry Mansion prints by local legend Dave Geary!

Merry Mansion 12″ by 12″ digital print $25.00

Merry Mansion 19″ by 25″ 2-colour silk-screened print $75.00

The Stand t-shirt $25.00

All proceeds from t-shirt sales go directly to The Stand. For more information about The Stand, or it’s co-working and meeting space, visit www.TheStandCentre.ca


Mon – Wed  – 10am to 6pm

Thurs – Sat  – 10am to 8pm

Closed Stat Holidays

Contact us if you have any questions

New Books

The Nest
Labour of Liberation, A
Zero K
And the Weak Suffer What They Must?
Mexican Hooker #1

New DVDs

Peanuts Movie, The
The Peanuts Movie
A Jihad for Love
Museum Hours