Gerry Ruecker

Hi! Remember this column? Long story short, Typo Wiener was disrupted, delayed and discombobulated by Prairie Dog’s well-publicized February office bugout. Anyway: it’s back! Yay.

About a month ago, long-time reader and upstanding citizen Gerry Ruecker caught us using the word “lead” somewhere in Stuff To Do, when we clearly meant “led”. Or maybe it was the other way around? Don’t remember, but good enough! Gerry wins a shirt and our last copy of Kay Parley’s Prairie fantasy novel The Grass People, published by Close Personal Friends and Typo Wiener sponsor Radiant Press ( The book’s gorgeous Gerri Ann Siwek cover art was popular with our Wieners, who always get their choice of one of several excellent Radiant Press books.

As for Gerry: he’s a recently retired Reginan who makes interesting art — keep an eye out for it. Some really nice repurposing of an old Honest Ed sign. He’s also a cyclist, a long-time member of the Regina Folk Festival board and a big fan of Gwynne Dyer and especially David Suzuki.

Good guy, basically. Congratulations, Gerry!

SHIRTS! BOOKS! WIN WIN WIN!!! Spot a typo in this issue and e-mail the details to (write TYPO in the subject field). Please include the page it was on, and the article and sentence it was in. Typos include misspelled words (including names), garbled grammar and general gibberish. Factual errors don’t count but formatting mistakes do. To be eligible, typos must be in editorial content such as articles, listings, headlines and photo cutlines. Next deadline is Tuesday, April 16. The wiener (who will be alerted by electro-mail) must fill out a short Q&A and be available to meet at a downtown park, coffee shop or miscellaneous shady location TBD on Friday, April 19 to collect their prize and pose for a picture. Good luck!