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  1. Bryn Becker February 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    Hey all,

    I’m Bryn Becker and I’m currently the Web Editor at the Sheaf. I’ll be at the Gala in November, and I’ll be maintaining this site until then.

    See you there!

  2. Ashleigh Mattern February 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Hello everyone! I’m Ashleigh Mattern, chair of the Sheaf centennial planning committee. I’ll definitely be at the gala in November, and I’ve very excited to be part of the planning. If you have any questions, contact me at

  3. James Pepler March 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    Oh heavens! Has it been 100 years already?!  Gosh, I can still remember writing for the very first issue of the Sheaf and sending it through my homemade time machine (built from Shake Weight parts and the goo found in the bathtub drain, which I believe to be weapon-grade plutonium).

    This Gala is going to be great! I can’t wait to hear everyone’s stories form their time with the paper… I hope some are scandalous, because the most outrageous thing I did was use company paper to print an essay once… I still feel guilty about it.

    • Regine Haensel June 21, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

      James I’m working on an article re some of the editors of the Sheaf, do you have any memories of John A. Rae the first editor?

      • Regine Haensel June 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

        I didn’t mean to imply that you are that old! Anyway I did find some other sources about Rae.

  4. Tanyss (Bell) Phillips March 2, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    I worked at the Sheaf in 1944-45 and 1945-46 and intend to come to the celebration and reunion.

    – Tanyss Phillips

  5. Susan Mcdonald March 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    I’m in town, so I don’t have any good reason *not* to come.  The Sheaf was an important experience for me, and led to many opportunities.  Hoping to see some faces from the early 1990s.

    • Gary H. Pon August 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

      You’re in town Susan ? I just arrived back here a few weeks ago to take a position at the UofS. So, like you, I now also do not have any good reason not to come.

      Note to organizers … i just bought an early bird ticket and the event date is listed as 03 SEP 2012 … i’m assuming that the website dates are the correct ones ?


      Gary H. Pon

  6. Andrew Schwab March 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    I was around the Sheaf from 2002 – 2004 as a volunteer and then staff for a couple years. I plan on coming, pending my willingness to visit Saskatoon in November.

  7. Anonymous March 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    As Editor 67-68 I was fortunate to have a great group of intelligent, creative, dedicated, idealistic and fun people to work with including the wonderful Brian Gable long-time celebrity cartoonist at the Globe and Mail. Each of them forced the rest of us to up our game. 

    The demands that came with putting out two edition a week trained me in ways that have served me exceptionally well over the years since then.  Lots of best wishes and fond memories to you all.


    • Regine Haensel June 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

      Ian, not sure if you are checking this, but anyway, I’m doing an article about past editors and wondered if you had any more specific memories?

  8. Tweetyacres March 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    As a Sheaf Collective Member from 1982 – 87 I am excited to attend this event. The BEST part of University was working on The Sheaf!


  9. Regine Haensel March 24, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    Just hauled out my bound Sheafs to check that I did indeed work there from 1967 to 69. Am planning to come to most of the events in November. I worked at various jobs after university including teaching school, advertising copy writer, arts consultant for the City of Saskatoon. Am now a free lance consultant and writer.

  10. Dawn (Reimer) Eccles April 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Dawn (Reimer) Eccles
    Worked on the Sheaf in 1954 and 1955.  Was BScN student.  Also worked on Greystone in those years. Retired in 2000 from nursing administration.  Spent some time in Municipal Politics. 

  11. Dustin Letkeman April 5, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    I was the Sheaf webmaster in the 1999-2000 school year.  Tried to point it in the direction of easy to make updates online.  I’m very glad to see that vision was realized later on.

  12. Kevin Hovdestad April 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    I sat on the Board of Directors for five years (2005-2009), including three as the chair of the board. During that time, the Board was able to double staff salaries and install all-new computer equipment and printers throughout the entire office. It was great to be a part of, and the renewed and continued success of the paper was, and is, great to see.

  13. Randy Hergott April 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    I drew editorial cartoons for the Sheaf for a few years (sort of late eighties early nineties). Lots of fun. Congratulations on your centennial!

  14. Susan McDonald April 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    Wrote for the Sheaf in the early ’90s.  The contacts and contracts I got as a result of my work still keep me employed!

  15. Ajehman May 7, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    I attended the U of S from 1980-82 and worked at The Sheaf and CJUS (campus radio) before transferring to the journalism program at the U of R. I remember one Sheaf story in particular — I interviewed a couple of professors visiting from a university in Ukraine. They told me I was so lucky to live in a model city like Saskatoon. Several years later, I learned that Soviet officials told their travelling scholars that western nations built up model cities to dupe them into thinking the whole country was modern and prosperous. It made me grateful to live in a modern city like Saskatoon in a prosperous country like Canada. Since my student days, I worked in news at the Ottawa Citizen, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, CBC Radio and CBC TV. For the past decade or so, I’ve been working as a freelance writer based in Saskatoon. In 2010 I published a book about the foods and food traditions of prairie life called Prairie Feast: A Writer’s Journey Home for Dinner. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with my former Sheafer colleagues!

  16. Allen Sulatycky May 19, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    I started at The Sheaf as a sports reporter in 1956 and was tutored by a couple of real gentlemen who were experienced journalists, Duff Spafford (Editor) and Larry Lang (Sports Editor). Then I stayed on for the next four years as either sports editor, head photographer or managing editor. It was the dumbest thing I ever did because it nearly caused my expulsion from school. By 1958 The Sheaf had been highjacked by a gang of crazies (the names which come to mind are Bereskin, Burchill, Deverell, Halvorson, Legault, Phillips and there were probably others) who sought weekly to infuriate the University administration, the city administration,  the WCTU and mothers generally. Students were embarrassed to show The Sheaf to their mothers until President Spinks purged the paper by threatening expulsion of the editorial staff. Although I was not complicit in the salacious doings  of other editors I almost had my education terminated. I will be at the Centennial Gala to celebrate my escape from a traumatic experience. Allen Sulatycky

    • Michael Phillips September 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

      I think that Al’s description of us as “crazies” is overly harsh. It is a long time ago but it seems to me that our mission at The Sheaf was simply to inform and entertain. Certainly the map we published pinpointing establishments in Saskatoon where beer and sex could be obtained for cash was not an invitation to licentiousness but rather a warning that checking into the M&M Rooms would not necessarily provide a quiet night’s sleep in a comfortable bed.
      Al was not the only person whose university education might have been terminated by his work on The Sheaf. The possibility was raised with me by the Dean of Arts, the formidable Francis Leddy, who in the end told me I could continue my studies if I disassociated myself from the paper – I was Features Editor – with immediate effect. This all arose from an unfortunate incident in Empire Stadium in Vancouver where I was merely advertising my Sheaf column entitled Screwtheworld on a large banner.

      Incidentally three of the people on the list: Burchill, Legault and myself all ended up as Canadian diplomats. The impressive accomplishments of the rest are no doubt available on Google.

      I am afraid the Gala may have to go on without me unless my lotto numbers come good. Two trips from Ireland to Saskatoon in the space of a month cannot be managed.

  17. Übersetzung June 1, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    the WCTU and mothers generally. Students were embarrassed to show The
    Sheaf to their mothers until President Spinks purged the paper by
    threatening expulsion of the editorial staff. Although I was not
    complicit in the salacious doings  of other editors I almost had my
    education terminated. I will be at the Centennial Gala to celebrate my
    escape from a traumatic experience. Allen Sulatycky

  18. Lindy Wiebe July 17, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    Hello! We are Rob and Lindy Wiebe. We were the Editor (Lindy) and Production Manager (Rob) at the Sheaf 1982-83. We hope to be attending with Brian Receveur, who was production manager 1981-1982.

  19. Brian Receveur July 25, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    I was at The Sheaf from 1980 to 1985, with a year off working for Canadian University Press. Most of my closest friends are people I met through The Sheaf and CUP. I’m looking forward to a reunion.

  20. Chyrisse Regehr July 25, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    Hello! I worked at The Sheaf from the Fall of 1980 until the Spring of 1982 when I moved to Winnipeg to work as the Prairie Bureau Chief for the following year. I’m not sure yet whether I’ll be attending the Centennial.

  21. Bronwyn Eyre July 30, 2012 at 5:20 am #

    Bronwyn Eyre: worked at, and edited, the Sheaf, 1990-91. Will be attending. Where/how do I get tickets?

    • Greg Paulhus October 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

      Click the link that says ‘Gala’. Looks like a hundred bucks per ticket. Good luck with that.

  22. James Sheptycki July 31, 2012 at 3:34 am #

    Hi all.  I worked on the Sheaf for a while in the early 1980s.  Now I live in Toronto which seems so far away.  Still, I hope to be at the gala in November and look forward to seeing people who have kept the Sheaf alive – a wonderful institution – over these many years 

  23. Tony Merchant October 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Glacuon would ask. Socrates would correct and answer. While still in High school, I wrote the column Glacuon. Bruce McCulloch was the Editor. He never let me graduate to Socrates. Altogether I worked at the Sheaf from 1960 until 1966, with people like Bruce McCulloch, Eric Malling, and later Rob Henderson. Our Party on the Students Council campaigned under the slogan, “Beer and Circuses”. With the headline, “Good Grief, Coloured Sheaf” we began publishing in a different colour every week part of being light and fun. Murgatroyds Mutterings was an extremely funny university writer. He went on to work for the CBC but could never make the transition out of Uni humor. Bill Doverell, Jack Sirrs, Bill Gordon, Gary Lane (later Attorney General and now a Judge), Dale Scrivens (a lawyer in Regina), Pat Hengen, Tric Duncan, Joe Martin who worked closely with me on campus and later provincial politics, but we were about fun not journalism. Our photogs had their own dark room next to our offices in the basement of the MUB. We printed with typesetters, hot lead, and to proof read McCulloch and I learned to read upside down and backwards as the print sat, while the printers worked. Rob smoke a pipe. Sort of Hunter S. Few of us were journalism bound. Malling became a life time friend. Worked for the leader post, then the Toronto Star and then made the hyperlink down real journalists might say, to the CBC, then CTV– money and fame. I became a member of Acrtra, worked for a bit with the CBC and did a two hour open line program for many years, but talk and television are not real journalism – not like print ants where word and phrases count. I remember with all good memories. The Sheaf, the beer, and the circuses, the U of S: it all enriched us.

  24. Greg Paulhus October 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Creator of Asocial Studies. Early 90s. Where’s my invitation you bastards!

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