Terry Hoknes has lived in Saskatoon his entire life (born 1971).   Terry tells the story of Saskatoon covering all aspects of news, music, culture, sports, crime and everything in between to tell the story of the people, the buildings, the achievements and all the things that makes our story unique !

Terry began publishing the entire Saskatoon History series (a 80 volume Encyclopedia book series) in November 2020 and continually is releasing new books as he compiles them.

This series of books is compiled and published by Terry Hoknes - the most extensive collection and thorough analysis of our city - let's relive the great moments in our cities history.

This series has been recognized in the Saskatchewan Government Legislature Assembly (March 21 2023) by Honorable Bronwyre Eyre. This project has also been featured on John Gormley radio show (Jan 7, 2021, Oct 26 2022), Shaw Cable (May 3 2022), CJWW radio and website (Feb 7 2021), CBC Radio and news (Jan 21 2021, July 2020), Star Phoenix newspaper feature (Dec 21 2020).

 New books are being added ever month in this series by Terry Hoknes at  (306) 270-9387.   Click on ORDER THE BOOKS up above to learn more.

Terry Hoknes has been part of the music community of Saskatoon for over 41 years (first performing in the musical Scrooge at the Centennial Auditorium in 1982)

Terry has now performed over 2,000 music concerts during his career.  His father Robert Hoknes has been performing music as well since 1968

Terry's grandmother Jeanne Walters was involved heavily in the drama, art and music communities of Saskatoon for 80 years and passed away in 2018 at age 96!

Terry's great grandfather John Nathaniel Walters came to Saskatoon in 1912 and founded Walters Cycle Co - the longest running bicycle business in the history of Saskatoon.  Jn Walters not only was the main bicycle dealer in the 1910s and 1920's but was also the main motorcycle dealer in Saskatoon 1915-1935.    JN Walters son Lester took over the business in 1949 and ran it until 1989 with help from his daughter Bonney Walters (Terry's mom).

This Saskatoon cultural project is very thorough and is being published in a series of books   The first books released deal with the 1950's and 1960's with a complete analysis of the culture of Saskatoon. Each book contains hundreds of original advertisements and articles from the Star Phoenix and The Sheaf newspapers in Saskatoon.  This is an important project to document our cities history in all forms such as music, drama, art, dance, city culture and growth and important news stories unique to Saskatoon. This series of books is the ultimate time capsule.

There are up to 4 books planned for each decade.  The bulk of time needed to create this project is the research and collecting and sorting of the thousands of articles that Terry has to find and compile.  This book series is the most thorough collection ever of Saskatoon history.  This is the only chance for a project like this to ever be compiled and published so Terry wants it to be very detailed. This book series will be the ultimate encyclopedia of Saskatoon culture and pay tribute to all of those who made an impact in the development of Saskatoon. Its a great resource and history book for the city, the arts community, libraries, and the participants and their families. 

The master goal is to index the entire 20th Century in Saskatoon.   The Star Phoenix newspaper published approximately 1 million pages during the 20th century.   Terry is reading and indexing every historically important and interesting article and/or advertisement of the entire century.  The project was started January 2018 and is Terry's full time non-paid job.  Terry has gone through 1 million pages so far and has indexed over 90,000 articles of interest so far for this project.  This is very time consuming and basically is Terry's focus in life.  Keeping a good pace of reading through newspapers 50 hours per week he has planned it will take 6 years to completely go through 100 years worth of newspapers.  To gain interest in Saskatoon history Terry hosts a Saskatoon History group on facebook where he promotes vintage newspaper articles posting up to 100 every single day and has gained a readership of over 8,000 followers so far.

Terry has a large network of people he is in regular contact with and is very well known in the community as a music performer and city historian. This project is a labor of love and a true dedication to the talented individuals who make up our cities history. These books will be an amazing legacy to document an important time in Saskatoon's history and development. The books will be of interest to anyone involved in the arts or their relatives and/or interest in Saskatoon's history. This is a great resource book for future generations and an amazing reference tool for libraries and research.  Terry has self published other books in various topics in the past.  These books will be marketed through TV, radio and social media. The project has already been a feature news story on Television and in the newspaper.   Terry also started a video documentary series interviewing important people in Saskatoon. The series of interviews can be viewed on YouTube.   This is a non-profit project due to the small print runs of the books. 

Terry expects to index about 95,000 newspaper clippings by the time he is done.  He hopes to complete 80 books in total in this epic series of Saskatoon history !




Terry's has other interests - his 40 year career in music is documented at :

Terry has dealt in collectibles his entire life buying and selling cool items and has sold over 500,000 items online in the last 25 years

He has written the Weebles Toy Price Guide

Terry is an expert in Comic Book history and teaching people how to collect and invest in comic books