Good to be home

After a month away basking in our new baby granddaughter’s first weeks of life, it is good to be back home in Saskatoon. Bittersweet, but good. And apparently others think Saskatoon is a pretty wonderful place to visit. You can vote if you think so, too! Thomas Piller with Global News shared this item:

sept-11.jpgUSA Today has chosen Saskatoon, as well as 19 other locations in the country, in a contest to select the top 10 Canadian destinations. Torn between wanting to win and keeping Saskatoon to ourselves, I’m also voting for Whitehorse (where my parents live) and Tofino, where my parents and brother lived in the 1950s (and where I evidently first came into the world, in a manner of speaking.)

Tourism Saskatoon officials announced Tuesday the city was nominated as a contender for the Best Destination in Canada.

“Having Saskatoon nominated as one of the 20 best travel destinations in Canada, shows that our city is truly making a name for itself as a great place to explore,” Tourism Saskatoon media director Aviva Kohen said in a press release.

“Getting named as one of the top 10 in USA Today would be a true honour and help us continue to grow the travel industry in Saskatoon.”

People can vote online once a day for the duration of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards contest. It runs until 10 a.m. CT on June 19.

The winners will be announced on June 23.

Saskatoon is the only nominee from Saskatchewan. Photo above submitted by Valerie Heart.

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