Our wedding ceremony begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 9th, 2012.
The reception (celebration!) will be in the Pavilion at Connor Park, starting with cocktails and appetizers at 5:00pm. Feast, program, and merriment to follow!
Both the ceremony and reception are taking place at Connor Park, located in our quiet and quaint hometown of Moose Jaw.
Connor Park is an outdoor venue. Ceremony will take place on grass, and the reception will be under a covered pavilion (open walls). Bathrooms with running water will be on site. Parking lot (gravel) is directly beside pavilion. Parking will extend up along entrance road. Please bring proper clothing and footwear for a June evening in Saskatchewan (could mean anything, eh!?).
For young children, regular chairs will be available, but please bring a booster seat or highchair from home if your child requires one!
A block of rooms has been reserved at Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, as well as the Days Inn. If reserving by phone,
please mention the "Spanjer/Dirkson" wedding.
However, we encourage you to check rates for these or other hotels on hotels.com or Expedia, as sometimes the rates are better!
For phone numbers and addresses, click the map icon on the directions page.
Our wedding is proudly catered by Kergano's, a groovy little place with fresh ingredients and a heart full of love. All food is guaranteed GLUTEN FREE and delicious! The meat will be smoked ON SITE to tantalize you all day!
Cash $2 Bar.
Josh was born in Moose Jaw, SK on June 27th, 1983. His older sister Janine, who is 3.5 years older than him, has always been there to look over and protect him. As a youngster, Josh spent most of his time hanging with his cousin Dave, going to church/Sunday School, and playing sports like baseball & bowling. In 1994, Josh's bowling team won the YBC National Championships in Edmonton, AB. Still something he will brag about today.
In high school, Josh diversified his time: from basketball/ volleyball/ badminton, to drama club, Vice President of the SLC, and more. He was very much a people person, and held an active social life. But what really surfaced was his proverbial love for computers. He discovered that his professional future would almost certainly be in the IT industry.
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After a year of pumping gas at the Moose Jaw Co-op, Josh spent two and a half years at SIAST; graduating with a Diploma in Computer Information Systems. During that time, he also developed a passion for motorcycles (sport bikes). In 2005, Josh began working at Saskatchewan Government Insurance in Regina as an IT Programmer. In the same year, he combined his knowledge of business/IT and his love for sport bikes, and started the Saskatchewan Sport Bike Association. As Founder and President, Josh aided in raising tens of thousands of dollars for various charities over a 5 year span. Josh resigned from the SSBA in 2010, but continues to work at SGI.
Josh's spare time in Regina was spent playing softball, hanging with friends, riding motorcycles, going to Rider games, building websites, and cooking/baking. Josh recently moved to Saskatoon (Oct, 2011) where he continues to work remotely for SGI. As a new home owner, his priorities have drastically changed, but he looks forward to all that his new life will bring him.
Amber was born in Moose Jaw, Sk., on July 12 1983 to proud parents Rick and Char Spanjer. Amber has 2 younger siblings, Daniel and Candace. Amber grew up being very close with both her brother and sister. There was a lot of time spent together playing in their backyard, or at their parents store (trophy world & challenger graphics), and even more time spent playing pranks on each other and their parents.
In high school Amber worked in retail and loved fashion. It was her dream to open a clothing store after she was done school. Amber continued to work in retail a few years after high school.
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In those years, a family member was injured and Amber spent more time visiting at the hospital. Amber realized the impact nurses have on people, and almost instantly Amber dropped everything else to pursue an education in Nursing.
Amber finished the nursing program in 2007 and loves her job as a Registered Nurse in Saskatoon.
In Amber's free time she loves shopping, staying active and getting crafty. Summer time is a favorite for Amber, as she loves having fun in the sun.
Zach Dietrich and Wendy Parsons are amazing artisans who craft beautiful hand made pottery out of Saskatchewan "grown" clay. Not only that, they are also Josh's childhood neighbors! Having known them for many years and having seen tonnes (literally) of their work, it had become a wish of Josh's to one day, own a full dining set of their pottery. We're hoping that day will soon come!
Zach and Wendy have custom made Amber & Josh a full dining set; including dinner plates, salad bowls, dessert plates, coffee & tea mugs, etc.
If you feel called to congratulate us on our wedding through attendance AND gift, we would love it if you considered supporting our local friends and business, and help us fill our cupboards with functional art!
Thanks to PDPots, we've made a no hassle way for you to order from near or afar!
- with fresh herbs and a melody of cheese
- three (3) types: Roasted Red Pepper, Smoked Bacon and Chive, Sundried Tomato & Fresh Basil
- with aged cheddar, chives, and a shard of crispy bacon
- with cream cheese, cranberries and walnuts
kerganos prime rib is smoked to perfection in house and has been rubbed with fresh herbs, seatsalt, and infused with roasted garlic - truly amazing
all kerganos turkeys are free range, rubbed with fresh rosemary and thyme, stuffed with a roasted apples , cranberries, and toasted walnuts and a blend of fresh savory herbs
- deglazed in balsamic vinegar