Web design and development, brochure design, graphic design, logo design, promotional material design, trade show displays, letterhead and business card design, we do that and more. We work from our beautiful heritage building in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and serve our valued clients around the globe.


Our focus? We create integrated communication solutions. Our fresh, effective, audience-focused strategies provide a strategic edge in the market place while contributing to your bottom line impact.


What’s important to you is important to us. No project is too big or too small. When we design and develop websites, we’re in it for the long haul – we were the first company in the province to have created websites! Need help with your website marketing, strategy and promotion? We’re here! Maximizing your site’s success is priority one. We’ll design your corporate logo, business card, and stationery, to reflect the uniqueness of your message and mission. Stand out in this busy world.


At dblack communications, we effectively marry best practices in design, communications and technology. We’re flexible, responsive, highly skilled and will work within your budget.


Have a look at our portfolio, get to know us better and connect with us.


Let us increase the value of your advertising and promotional dollars across all media by putting our design expertise to work for you. Whether it’s building a website, creating corporate identity materials, or designing displays, your message is our mission.








The Prairie Hospice Society is a group of volunteers who are committed to enhancing the quality of life for those facing advancing illness, death, and bereavement. Our first two groups of volunteers have been matched with those in need. We provide compassionate, patient- and family-centered care for these individuals and their families in the comfort of their homes.


This Saskatchewan not-for-profit corporation provides a non-medical model that complements and augments existing services, including alternative heath care. The model we have implemented allows maximum flexibility in staff, healthcare practitioners, and volunteers.


716 Queen Street
Saskatoon SK S7K 0M9
Phone 306.249.5554


2019 Yoga Classes  with Lesley Sutherland


Yoga for Everyone

Dates: Tuesday, January 8 to March 26, 2019 (12 classes) Cost: $180 for 12 classes Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm Location: McFarland House – 716 Queen Street, use 8th Ave. door Class size: Restricted to 12

Yoga for 50+

Dates: Friday, January 11 to March 29, 2019 (12 classes) Cost: $180 for 12 classes Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am Location: McFarland House – 716 Queen Street, use 8th Ave. door Class size: Restricted to 12   Program: Classes include gentle yoga postures using props, restorative (deep relaxation) practices, mindful movement, and breathing exercises. Students of all ages, sizes and abilities are welcome, even those who cannot get on the floor. You will leave classes feeling relaxed and energized, with tools to begin a home practice.   About Lesley:  Lesley has been teaching Yoga since 2002, and has been practicing since 1992.  She received her Teacher Training Certificate from the Helen Duquette Yoga Studio in Ontario.  Lesley continues to study Yoga and mindful movement practices with various teachers.  Lesley’s Yoga practice and teaching is inspired by Vanda Scaravelli, who focused on using gravity and the wave-like movement of the breath to release the spine.   If you have any questions about this yoga class and/or to make arrangements to pre-register, please E-mail: lesleysutherland@sasktel.net or phone Lesley Sutherland at 306-652-2509  


Sunday Morning Insight Meditation Study Group

If you are interested in deepening your meditation practice and understanding of the Buddha’s teachings, we invite you to join us in a study and discussion of talks by esteemed and dedicated Buddhist teachers in the Insight Meditation tradition.


We meet Sunday mornings at McFarland House, 716 Queen Street, in Saskatoon, SK, from 10 to 11 am, for 30 minutes of meditation followed by 30 minutes of sharing ideas generated by an audio talk we listened to in the previous week. The session is facilitated by one of the six members of the guiding collaborative. We round out the morning with conversation and tea. It’s a time for us to get to know each other and share on another level.


This group is an off-shoot of the Prairie Insight Meditation Community, founded and led by Jennifer Keane from 2007 to 2015. We are grateful for the clear path she left for us.


For more information: https://smimsg.wordpress.com/


Meditation with Jeanne Corrigal


Introduction to Meditation: Free session

Dates: Monday, January 22 , 2018 (1 session) Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm Cost: Free. Please contact Jeanne, below Class size: Restricted to 20 Questions or registrations:  please contact E-mail: jeannecorrigal@sasktel.net or phone (306) 653-2325    REGISTER HERE   Program: Mindfulness Meditation nurtures balance and a presence of heart, for ourselves, our experience, and others.  This class introduces mindfulness of the body, thoughts, and emotions and cultivates peace and contentment in our lives. This class will introduce the heart practises of kindness, compassion, and joy, and also mindfulness of the body, thoughts, and emotions.    

Mindfulness Meditation: Presence of Heart

Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 1 - March 22, 2018 Time: Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm Cost: $160 Questions:  please contact E-mail: jeannecorrigal@sasktel.net or phone (306) 653-2325  REGISTER HERE Class size: Restricted to 20   Program: Mindfulness Meditation nurtures balance and a presence of heart, for ourselves, our experience, and others.  This class introduces mindfulness of the body, thoughts, and emotions and cultivates peace and contentment in our lives.  

Mindfulness and Self Compassion

Dates: 2 Mondays, March 19 and 26, 2018 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm Cost: $50 Questions:  please contact E-mail: jeannecorrigal@sasktel.net or phone (306) 653-2325  REGISTER HERE Class size: Restricted to 20   Program: Self compassion is an inner resource that can help us develop emotional resiliency.  Through meditations and gentle experiential exercises, we will learn practical ways of bringing self compassion into our lives.     About Jeanne Corrigal: Jeanne has practiced mindfulness for 16 years, and has completed the Nine Day MBSR Facilitation Practicum with the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston. She is a certified Mindful Schools Trainer and Life Skills Coach Trainer, and an Insight Meditation teacher who has studied with many prominent teachers including Thich Nhat Hanh. She is also a filmmaker and her nationally broadcast documentary, “Jim Settee: The Way Home”, honours a Cree elder’s approach to mindfulness.   To register contact: Jeanne Corrigal, (306) 653-2325 E-mail: jeannecorrigal@sasktel.net  


Saskatoon Qigong Practice Group

What is Qigong?      Qi = life force energy      Gong = to work, to transform or transmute

The Healing Qigong exercises shared in these practice groups is based Spring Forest Qigong. An easy to learn practice that is open to all. Maximum 10 participants.

In this practice, you are guided through mindful breath work, visualization and gentle movement. Qi energy moves through you to release blockages and open the energy meridians of the body. It nurtures you on all levels of mind, body and spirit. Do not be fooled by its simplicity! It is very powerful!


The benefits of Qigong are innumerable. It helps to ease stress, reduce anxiety and discomfort on all levels of mind, body and spirit.


For myself, Qigong has been instrumental in different stages of my life to relieve anxiety and depression. It has helped to amplify my energy levels and connect me to my inner guidance in a profound way. I use this practice as part of my daily care regime. It brings light into my life! As a sound healer, I also use the wonderful components of sound healing with crystal singing bowls in the closing meditation. This added benefit helps to deepen relaxation, peace and harmony.


$130 + GST for 10 classes or $15 drop in


For further information contact:

Katherine Dempsey * Level 1 Spring Forest Qigong Trainer * Level II Sacred Sound Practitioner

katherine@amythyst.ca    www.amythyst.ca


Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Bath with Katherine Dempsey

Date: Feb 28, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Enjoy the gift of sound in a Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Bath. Feel stress, tension and worry fall away as sounds of crystal singing bowls wash over you. Very quickly the beta brainwave frequency of active alertness shifts to meditative alpha. In this relaxed state the body opens and responds to sound at a cellular level.


Everything in the Universe, including our body, is composed of vibrations. Every organ and every cell in our body vibrates a particular frequency. Sound and vibration travels up to five times more effectively through water. As the body is made up of over 70% water, we can understand that sound and vibration can affect us at a cellular level. It has the capacity to gently release old pockets of blockage, old stories, discomfort and things things that no longer serve.


Katherine uses crystal singing bowls and the sounds of vocal toning and spirit song as she guides you in a meditative journey in this special event. As you relax and open you create more spaciousness within, more room to breathe and reconnect with your light within. You do not need to know how to meditate. The sounds and the guided meditation naturally ease you into a relaxed state. All you have to do is lie there and allow the healing sounds and vibrations wash over you. Effortlessly the Body, Mind, Spirit returns to peace and harmony.


Feb 28 and April 4th Both Thursdays 7 pm to 800pm

Cost $15 per session

As space is limited - Preregistration is required

Email Katherine katherine@amythyst.ca Payment by etransfer confirms your booking.


Nurtured Foundations

  Nurtured Foundations offers a variety of classes, workshops and retreats that are gentle and informative. Our welcoming space is in the heart of Saskatoon. The integrative presenters are registered experts in their fields, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to their teachings.   We are here to offer innovative topics currently in short supply. Stay tuned to learn more about events scheduled for 2019!   Contact:   Nurtured Foundations Francie Millar RMT, LD   E-mail: nurutredfoundations@gmail.com   Phone: 1-306-280-9196