90 Years of Baking
In 1932, two brothers opened a small bakery in a small town.
Nearly 30 years later,
They sold the bakery
To an Italian immigrant and the daughter of a farmer.
Though the keys exchanged hands, the same family values stayed.
The name remained
And over time,
Became intertwined in the city’s history.
Husband and wife became mother and father,
And their family grew alongside the Paris of the Prairies.
They made cakes,
And of course
Weddings weren’t complete without a cake by Janet,
And it wasn’t a Saturday stroll if you didn’t stop by 420 33rd Street.
When a new century dawned
It was time for the kiddos to take over.
Taking what they learned from their parents
And new skills of their own,
They carried the torch
And continued the tradition
Of providing world class baking
In the heart of the prairies.
They crossed the river,
Bringing Saskatoon another gift from Italy.
The new location seemed to send out a signal,
And a family scattered across the globe
Came back together.
All worked hand in hand,
Like they did in ‘32
So much has happened in 90 years,
We’ve still tried to do just one thing
Bring positivity to the prairies
Through the one thing we do best:
Here’s to 90 years Saskatoon
And here’s to 90 more.