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About Us

Prairie Sky Recovery Centre has helped those with substance abuse issues from all over North America for over a decade. We are intimately aware that drugs and alcohol can kill. Like many of you, we've lost friends and family to the dreaded disease of addiction, and we're here to help. If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction and you need help NOW, every hour is important, please take action and contact us today.

Our approach to recovery is unique. We utilize professionals and recovering alcoholics and addicts, individuals in recovery they have been there and done that. You will find a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other. The most important requirement for you to experience recovery is the desire to stop your active addiction.

Our philosophy

Providing recovery support is the common thread woven throughout our Centre from the maintenance and housekeeping departments to our program staff, Counsellors, Facilitators and clerical staff. We believe our supportive non-judgmental, non-institutional approach and home like atmosphere is unique and enhances successful recovery as evidenced by our ever-growing Alumni.


The Prairie Sky Recovery Difference

We are the only privately owned and operated addictions recovery centre in Saskatchewan. Our centre is located near Wilkie in a Municipal Heritage Building, built in 1927 on 6 acres of beautifully treed and groomed grounds with private areas of lawn and flowers. There is a large garden with Saskatoon bushes, a fire pit and many benches to rest on. It is a beautiful place to recover, heal, rest, recover and contemplate life & loved ones.

  • Immediate treatment beds are available at very competitive rates
  • Continuous intake with new recovery classes starting every 2 weeks
  • 20,000 square foot facility with a 24 bed capacity in Private and Semi-Private bedrooms on 6 acres of manicured grounds
  • A selection of residential treatment, evidenced-based programs that utilize the bio-psycho-social model approach to recovery.
  • Small group therapy class sizes, capped at a ratio of 8 clients per counsellor.
  • Programming that is client centered
  • Lots of individual attention A spiritual-based non-denominational program
  • Healthy diet and lifestyle programs
  • Our goal is your successful recovery

Recovery Programming

Prairie sky recovery offers a wide variety of programming options for adults in recovery and for the treatment of underlying causes of addiction all delivered by a highly skilled, empathetic and caring team of men and women who are focused on your successful recovery.

Programming includes:


Fees and Payment options

The focus at Prairie Sky Recovery is on recovery, healing, learning and freedom from the grip of deadly addiction. We want to help you transform your outlook, your behavior and your life. Although we utilize outside facilities, we DO NOT have a pool, a gym or tennis court onsite, and our prices reflect that.

Our program and treatment costs are, on average, less than other private Canadian treatment facilities. We always endeavor to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. We look forward to sharing our peaceful environment, beautiful grounds, unique building, delicious meals, and open minded, non-judgmental, friendly staff.

A deposit is required to reserve placement in an upcoming program and it may be paid by Visa, MasterCard or Etransfer.

Did you know:

Some or all of your treatment costs may be covered by your employee health benefits or private health insurance provider. We have been approved by Manulife, Sunlife, Great West Life, we will work with you and your insurance provider to get the treatment you need.

For more information about fees, payment options or to reserve your spot in an upcoming program Contact Us today!


News and Events

CEO Jacqueline Hoffman, CBC Saskatchewan's 40 amazing people, under age 40

CBC Saskatchewan is celebrating 40 Sask. people under age 40 who are working hard to make the province better. Read Article

Prairie Sky Recovery featured in Industry West

PSR speaking about how employers will be able to help their employees Read Article

Prairie Sky Recovery will be a Priority Focus Finalists at the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce ABEX Awards this fall!

We are honored to be joining Saskatchewan's finest in business at the awards in October and wish all the finalists the best of luck! Learn More

Prairie Sky Recovery Center is the recipient 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics

Presented by the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan Learn More

2018 Torch Awards for Ethics Finalist

Prairie Sky Recovery has been chosen as a 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics Finalist by the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan Learn More

CTV Saskatoon

Managed Drinking with Johann Dewolfe Watch Now

CBC Saskatchewan

CEO Jaqculine Hoffman speaks with Jill Morgan about addictions and the holidays Watch Now

Prairie Sky Recovery on CBC News

Rehab centre in Saskatchewan offering holiday discount Learn More

Prairie Sky Recovery on CBC News

Wilkie, Sask. rehab facility offering discounted service for holidays Learn More

Our new name Prairie Sky Recovery Centre Inc.

Over the past 8 years the Leipzig Serenity Retreat has set a solid foundation to address and meet the need for a facility to provide help, treatment and hope for those suffering from addictions. Once again, we are at a crossroads of growth. Our focus is no longer just as retreat centre but as a facility of recovery. With the change of direction comes a change of name.

Prairie Sky Recovery Centre Inc. We are thankful for the roots the Leipzig Serenity Retreat has planted. Our goal is to grow the services, offering more options to help people gain long term sobriety and live healthy happy lives. Prairie Sky Recovery will be offering new programming such as family support initiatives to help spouses, children and parents support their loved one through their journey. With the development of a second structure on the property, alternate programming will be offered to both Prairie Sky Recovery clients and people in the outlying communities with issues like gambling, eating disorders, and more. With this new chapter, "The sky is the limit."


Our Municipal Heritage Building

The Prairie Sky Recovery Centre building is a Municipal Heritage Building. It was built in 1927 as the Notre Dame Convent, a private boarding school run by the Nuns. It is located on 6 acres of beautifully treed and well kept grounds with private areas of lawn and flowers. There is a large garden with Saskatoon bushes, a fire pit and many benches to rest on.

After the completion of the church in Leipzig in 1915, the desire for a convent school became evident. Father Krist, pastor at the time, immediately took up the idea in a very practical manner and with the co-operation of the local Parish Association he set up a building fund which amounted to $500 when Father Krist left the parish. Father Schultz came in 1920 and during his short stay was so enthusiastic about the project that the fund was increased to $3,100. The large property on which the convent is situated was purchased. However, it would be another four years before the plan for a convent school in Leipzig would become a reality.

The greatest problem was to find German Sisters who were prepared to take up settlement. The honour of persuading the Notre Dame Sisters to settle in the colony belongs without a doubt, to Father Kierdorf, OMI. In 1925, Father Kierdorf in his capacity as general secretary of the Parish Association visited the motherhouse of the Sisters in Munich, Bavaria. Here he was able to interest the General administration in settlement in Western Canada." "Consequently, during the summer of 1926, a delegation of three Notre dame Sisters arrived in Saskatchewan making inquiries about their destination and potential settlement. Father Kohler, OMI of Kerrobert, at the time superior of the colony, met the Sisters by chance in Regina and since he was returing from there brought the Sisters with him to Leipzig. There they were welcomed as a God-Send.

The parish was prepared to offer the Sisters the use of a spacious house and the school board was ready to hire two Sisters the next fall with good salaries. The Sisters were visibly satisfied with the proposition and on their departure promised to make their decision soon. It did not take long to get an answer and the bishop was only too happy to give his assent. On August 28, 1926 the first four Sisters from the Canadian Motherhouse in Hamilton, Ontario arrived at Leipzig and recieved a friendly reception at the rectory. The very next day they were able to move into their house which the parish had purchased for $2,500 and comfortably accommodated. Not only was there enough room for the small community of Sisters, but also for a number of children. On September 14, Bishop Prud'homme arrived to welcome the Sisters and to bless the convent and chapel."

"During the first winter, the Sisters boarded fourteen children. It became immediately evident that there was not enough room in the building to keep the many boarders. The Sisters soon expressed their concern over the problem and suggested that either the old convent be enlarged or a new modern building be constructed. After considerable discussion and deliberation with the provincial house at Prince Albert, they came to the conclusion to begin construction of a new building immediately in the following year." "It was necessary to raise a capital sum of $87,000. Architect P. Desroches from Edmonton was engaged to draw up plans and to supervise the construction." "The parish of Leipzig took an active interest in the land near the church to be used as a building site and a garden. Also, the digging of the basement was done by the parish. The men also hauled thousands of loads of sand and gravel and delivered all the building materials from the rail road to the construction site. Over and above the labour, the parish donated more than $7,000 of hard earned money to the cost of the building." "By December 28, the new convent was nearly ready for the Sisters to move in. The first Mass was celebrated in the Convent chapel the next day. A few days later, after the Christmas holidays, 56 children arrived to take up residence in the magnificent building."

All the information above is taken from "St. Joseph's Colony 1905-1930" A Translation by Lambert and Tillie Schneider.

The Prairie Sky Recovery Centre offers tours of our Historic Building on request. To book a tour, please Contact Us


House of Hope

House of Hope Have you heard of our book "House of Hope" ? It was published in Dec, 2013 and holds many stories of addiction and recovery, of hope after hopelessness and about our founder, Ardyth Wilson. If you haven't had a chance to read it- I recommend grabbing a copy next time you are at the centre! or contact us to purchase and have a copy shipped to your home.


In Memory

Dwight Wilson

Dwight Andrew Wilson

, The younger brother of Ardyth Wilson. Dwight passed away in 2004 at the age of 47 years.

In Memory of Dwight
Michael Wayne Tuncliffe

Michael Wayne Tuncliffe

, We would like to acknowledge and thank the Tunnicliffe family for their generous donations on behalf of Michael. Though Michael has departed this world, his legacy lives on in the walls of this retreat for addicts and alcoholics who still suffer.
Janelle Cameron

Janelle Cameron,

Francis Gutting

Francis Gutting

, Remembered by Theresa
Timothy Theodore Doepker

Timothy Theodore Doepker

,In loving memory of Timothy Theodore Doepker. Timothy is loved & remembered by his family & friends.

Our Founder

Ardyth, Mel and Jake My first memory of my mother bringing home a friend, I was seven. I recall an older lady with a warm smile, trailing behind my mother. They were returning from an AA meeting, and I never thought to question this newly arriving guest. "This is Aggy," my mom told me, gathering blankets for the couch, "she's a professional clown. Isn't that neat? Her name is Saggy Aggy, she's passing through town." I watched as they chatted and drank coffee with their cigarettes the next morning, and then Aggy was off, her car crammed full of clown couture.

It wasn't until I was older did I think about this visit, and wonder why she has come in the first place. Was she without means, without money? Was she really just passing through town? Regardless, the main point or lesson I had learned that night was that my mother believed in two things; helping others and the fellowship of AA.

My mother ate, breathed and slept her sobriety. After my parent's divorce, it was just my mother and I. Because money was tight, there was seldom money for a babysitter. As a child I attended round ups, open meetings, often falling asleep on a pile of jackets at the back of a smoky church basement meeting rooms. I ate the square sugar cubes and snuck cup after cup of sweet coffee, listening to stories that were far beyond my comprehension. The raised voices, collectively reciting the Lord's Prayer were as soothing as my mother's hands brushing stands of hair away from my temple as I laid my head across her lap.

These AA members attended my birthday parties; there were always extra people at our family thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. As a family, we never complained because my mother always pointed out that we had plenty of room, plenty of food, and plenty of love to share. In this way, I saw my mother's generosity as a gift, and was always happy to welcome these people into the fold... sometimes for a night, a month, or a year... however long they needed my mother. In every faucet of our lives, the spirit of the AA fellowship thrived. I learned it made my mother calmer, happier and more at peace with herself and others if she attended meetings regularly. As a child, it was hard for me to understand this struggle. Her being an alcoholic was never a dirty secret in our home, or something that was whispered about. When I was in grade school, I even had her come to show and share. I never brought her to career day, but yearly for drug and alcohol awareness. She wore her alcoholism like a bright shiny metal, proud of her achievement. It wasn't until I was older that I could appreciate her gumption and bravery for this.

I grew in AA as my mother did. I don't remember my mother ever drinking, as I was 6 years old when she quit. When I was older, and had gained the perspective that years bring, she explained her drinking to me. She told me she had known she had had a problem about 3 or 4 years before quitting... when she was drinking more, and harder than all her friends. But it was a way of life in the small town we were from; social activities were seldom dry events. She had begun having black outs about a year after I was born, which scared her. She knew that quitting would be a problem, people would talk, life as she knew it would be over. One night she was invited over to her boss, Jack's house. What she walked into was an old fashioned 12th step, where AA members sat her down and laid it out for her- she had a problem, and they could help. What she didn't know, upon quitting, that harder than admitting that she had a problem was convincing those closest to her that she did. No one wanted to see her as anything other than the woman they knew and loved-fun, gregarious, put together mother and wife. What they didn't know was she was so much more than that... strong, stubborn, brave and bold. This was the phoenix that rose from the ashes.

For the next decade my mother drifted through life like a paper in the wind, never touching down at one job or relationship for more than a few years at a time. I think she struggled, as most thirty something women do, knowing who she was or where she belonged. Through it all though-fights with her family, or her employer, divorce or financial hardship-her sobriety carried her through, as did the strong bonds of the AA fellowship. I may not have known as a child what she was going through, and as a teenager I know I added to her grief, but I never saw her reach for bottle... I never thought it was an option. What I knew of her was that she was a survivor, she always saw the silver lining, or at least always gave me the impression she did. And more than once, I came home to find her sponsor on the other end of the line, my mother chain smoking and crying, curling her long legs up underneath her. Those phone calls, those visits, those closed or open meetings were a life line-an extended hand, always there, always ready to keep her up , keep her from going under.

After I had grown a bit more and had a family of my own, I began to grasp the commitment she had to AA and to her sobriety. More than that, I began to understand what that meant to me. It meant I never had to endure her drinking, the abuse and neglect that so many children of alcoholics and addicts do. It meant I grew up with a mother who was present in my life, not lost to a bottle, passed out on the couch. There was no lying, no stealing in our house. There was no hatred or shame. The gift of her sobriety was no longer lost in my naivety. And I loved her all the more for her choice, her strength.

It was about this time that her and her partners-her husband and their best friend-bought a little house in Bashaw, Alberta. This house was as ordinary as any other, but it was filled from day one with addicts and alcoholics that struggled, that needed their help. While my mother worked full time, and her husband went to school, the house got renovated. And eventually, due to the rooms being full and bodies perpetually on the floor, a cabin was built. This cabin was set on their property, with electricity and heat, and in a way, was the beginning of her future in rehabilitation. Oh, my mother had been a sponsor and been a helping hand for years, but that cabin represented her desire to house and help those in crisis. It wasn't long after that she began searching for a larger house, or a building that would allow them to continue to offer a bed on a much larger scale. A friend of hers showed her the realtor listing for the old convent in Saskatchewan, and for her, it was love at first site.

My sister and I thought she was certifiably insane when we saw the picture and heard, in detail, how much money and effort would be needed to fix up her "castle" as she liked to call it. At 57 she had stars in her eyes, and nothing was going to put a damper on this dream. Imagine, at a time when her friends and peers were vacationing in Arizona and retiring, she bought a 20,000 sq foot structure that needed to be cleaned out, renovated, overhauled, painted and fixed in every conceivable way! But there in came that strength, her silver lining tendencies and her stubborn streak that would not be deterred.

And again, I am thankful. Every hug doled out to a terrified addict being dropped at our door or a parent at the end of their rope is from a woman who had been at the bottom, and had rose above it. Leipzig is a labour of love. Leipzig is hope for the hopeless, a home for the homeless, a beacon for the lost, and a place of healing for those who are broken. It was created by a woman who won't take "no" for an answer. Who has both time to talk, and time to listen.

She is a mentor, an entrepreneur, a visionary.Ardyth and Jake

But more importantly, she is my mom.

Ardyth celebrated her retirement in October of 2016 after 8 years of long hours and hard work to establish the centre. Ardyth named her daughter Jacqueline Hoffman as her successor after a brief illness in January of 2016. With Ardyth's blessing, the centre was renamed Prairie Sky Recovery Centre in September of 2016. Jacqueline's role as the CEO of Prairie Sky Recovery Centre is to continue on her mothers legacy and mission- to teach those suffering from addiction the tools to live a sober, healthy and happy life in a serene setting, taught by those who have recovered themselves.


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