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SUM Theatre 2019

The Young Ones
July 2 – 25, 2019
In 24 different parks around Saskatoon.  Free for everyone!

The earth is in a terrible way. The sun is too hot. The land is too dry. But the Young Ones are looking for hope. . .

https://sumtheatre.com/theatre-in-the-park


Dates and Parks Hosting SUM Theatre this summer:

  1. July 2 Chief Darcy Bear Park at 7:00pm
  2. July 3 Churchill Park at 7:00pm
  3. July 4 AH Browne Park at 1:00pm and at 7:00pm
  4. July 5 Wilson Park at 7:00pm
  5. July 7 Grosvenor Park at 2:00pm
  6. July 7 Anita Langford Park at 7:00pm
  7. July 8 Robert Hunter Park West at 7:00pm
  8. July 9 Swick Park at 7:00pm
  9. July 10 Pleasant Hill Park at 7:00pm
  10. July 11 GD Archibald Park West at 1:00pm and at 7:00pm
  11. July 12 Mount Royal Park (Nut Free Performance) at 7:00pm
  12. July 14 Alexander MacGillivray Young Park at 2:00pm
  13. July 14 Wallace Park at 7:00pm
  14. July 15 Ashworth Holmes Park at 7:00pm
  15. July 16 Les Kerr Park at 7:00pm
  16. July 17 Herbert S. Sears Park at 7:00pm
  17. July 18 Optimist Park at 1:00pm and at 7:00pm
  18. July 19 Wildwood Park at 7:00pm
  19. July 21 Parc Canada Park at 2:00pm
  20. July 21 Buena Vista Park at 7:00pm
  21. July 22 Exhibition Park at 7:00pm
  22. July 23 W.J.L. Harvey North Park at 7:00pm
  23. July 24 Sidney L. Buckwold Park at 7:00pm
  24. July 25 Silverspring Park at 7:00pm
  25. July 27 The Landing at Grasslands, Regina at 7:00pm
  26. July 28 The Landing at Grasslands, Regina at 2:00pm

RPP Open House

Residential Parking Program Review
Varsity View Open House

The City established the Residential Parking Program (RPP) Bylaw in 1999 in response to parking concerns in residential areas that experience significant on-street parking congestion.
The program designates certain streets as Residential Parking Zones which limit non-resident parking to a short period of time. 

With the rapid growth of the city in recent years, demand for on-street parking has increased.  A comprehensive review of the RPP is required to identify revisions to the bylaw that will better address current needs and pressures.

We invite you to provide your input in the following ways:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
4 to 8 p.m.
Albert Community Centre, 610 Clarence Ave. S.
Come & Go Format

RPP Online Survey
surveymonkey.com/r/SaskatoonRPP
Survey closes Sunday, June 30, 2019

Email
Send your feedback to parking.permits@saskatoon.ca

For more information on the RPP Review, please visit saskatoon.ca/engage.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Summer BBQ

VVCA Summer BBQ & Park Fundraiser

Sunday, June 2, 2019
12:00 NOON – 4:00 PM
Raoul Wallenberg Park, 10th St E & Munroe Ave.
• Balloon Guy
• Community BBQ
• Fun
• Families
• Reflexology Park Opening!

Garden Patch Workshops

Garden Patch 2019 Summer Workshop Series
FREE gardening workshops at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre’s Garden Patch. All workshops offer a transportation stipend to participants travelling by public transit. We will give $6 cash to cover the bus fare.

Compost: The Story of Soil
Tuesday, May 21
st as part of Nature City Festival
5:15-6:15 with the Saskatoon Compost Coaches
In this workshop, Saskatoon Compost Coach Lisa will go in depth about one of her favourite topics, soil! Come and learn some in depth information about soils, what goes on in them and how to keep them healthy.

Plant the Saskatoon Seed Library
Tuesday, May 21
st as part of Nature City Festival
6:30-8:00pm with the Saskatoon Seed Library
Our very own Saskatoon Seed Library will be planting this years heirloom crops and needs help. Come down to the Garden Patch to help plant a variety of heirloom vegetables. Packets of Seed Library seeds will be available for pick up this evening.

Chemical Free Gardening
 Wednesday, May 22
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 5:00-7:00pm with Sara Williams
Horticulturalist Sara Williams will be hosting this workshop to discuss chemical free gardening. If you have any interest in managing your own gardens without synthetic additives, then this is the workshop for you. Sara will cover various methods and discuss some of the science behind them as well as the benefits of going chem-free. No mater the garden, ornamental or vegetable, this workshop will give you more of the tools you’ll need to be successful.

Reclaim Our Prairie
Thursday, May 23
rd as part of Nature City Festival
5:15-6:15pm with John Paul
Come join John Paul in the planting of a variety of native prairie plants in the Garden Patch. John Paul will discuss the importance of growing native species as well as some methods for successful production of these species.

Bees in the Garden
Thursday, May 23
rd as part of Nature City Festival
6:30-7:30pm with Jeff Boone & the Saskatoon Horticultural Society
Saskatoon city entomologist Jeff Boone will discuss the basics of urban beekeeping, providing both information for new beekeepers as well as helping answer questions for more experienced beekeepers. This workshop will also look into the importance of native bee species.

Bee Hotels
Saturday, May 25
th as part of Nature City Festival
3:00-4:00pm with Bee with Us
Join Bee with Us for an in depth discussion about native bees and their habitats. Help set up a bee hotel in the garden patch and learn all about creating your own bee friendly habitats and hotels in urban spaces.

Gardening in the Shade
Wednesday, May 29
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5:30-7:00pm with Vanessa Young
The three basic requirements we learn about when growing plants are water, soil and sun, but what if you have a shady backyard? Join Vanessa Young in the Garden Patch as she discusses the plants and gardening methods to make even a shady backyard a green haven. Ask questions and take a look at our demonstration gardens for more ideas for your own yard space.

Container Gardening
Wednesday, June 5
th at the Askîy Project Garden (1202 Ave. L S.)
5:30-8:00pm with the Askîy Project
Urban gardening can be a challenge when space is limited or soils are in need of repair before they can be planted into. Join the Askîy Project interns as they discuss the ins-and-outs of container gardening. Learn about choosing the right container, the right soils, and the best plants to grow in containers. This workshop will be hosted at the Askîy garden, located at 1202 Ave L South.

Flower Gardening 101
Saturday, June 8
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1:30-3:00pm with Vanessa Young
Flowers can add colour and beauty to any yard, come and learn about designing and maintaining your own flower garden. Master gardener Vanessa Young will introduce some of the most popular and best flowers to start out with. Ask questions and check out the Garden Patch’s demonstration gardens for ideas for your own garden space.

Saskatchewan’s Traditional Foods
Wednesday, June 12
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5:30-7:00pm with Sandra Walker
Author of The Path to Wild Food: Edible Plants and Recipes for Canada, Sandra Walker, will be hosting a workshop all about the natural edible plants of Saskatchewan in this Garden Patch workshop. Come join Sandra as she introduces many of this land’s native foods, where to find them, and ways to eat them. Sandra will also have copies of her book available for purchase for $26.25.

Bokashi and Vermicomposting
Wednesday, June 19
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5:30-7:00pm with the Saskatoon Compost Coaches
Composting is a fascinating topic with many methods. In this workshop, the Saskatoon Compost Coaches will guide you through the basics of both Bokashi and Vermicomposting. Come learn all about how to compost with meat & bones through fermentation and about composting with Red Wiggler worms.

Container Gardening
Wednesday, June 26
th at the Askîy Project Garden (1202 Ave. L S.)
5:30-8:00pm with the Askîy Project
Urban gardening can be a challenge when space is limited or soils are in need of repair before they can be planted into. Join the Askîy Project interns as they discuss the ins-and-outs of container gardening. Learn about choosing the right container, the right soils, and the best plants to grow in containers. This workshop will be hosted at the Askîy garden, located at 1202 Ave L South.

How to Save Tomato Seeds
Wednesday, August 7
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5:30-8:00pm with the Saskatoon Seed Library
Join the Saskatoon Seed Library in the Garden Patch as they harvest their heirloom tomatoes and prepare the seeds for storage. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about saving tomato seeds from any variety and the best methods for what you are doing. Questions about other vegetable seeds can be answered at this event, so bring your questions!

Annual Garden Patch Community Barbeque
Wednesday, August 14
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3:00-7:00pm with the SFBLC & Garden Patch Staff
The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre and the Garden Patch welcomes you and your family to join us as we celebrate our annual Community BBQ! Join the Garden Patch staff for an afternoon of games, face painting, family activities and a free BBQ dinner. Everyone is welcome.

Hot Composting
Wednesday, August 21
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5:30-7:00pm with the Saskatoon Compost Coaches
Hot composting is a quick & easy way to get through your compostable materials. With this method, you can more quickly turn over your piles and have more compost ready to use for your backyard. Come join the Saskatoon Compost Coaches in this workshop to learn all about hot composting.

Saving Wildflower Seeds
Wednesday, August 28
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5:30-7:00pm with Blazing Star Seeds
Join Renny Grilz of Blazing Star Seeds in this workshop all about saving wild seeds. Learn about local wild species, where to find them and how to recognize if they’re ready to be harvested. This workshop will also teach you some of Blazing Star Seeds best tips and tricks for making the most out of your harvest.

Composting 101
Wednesday, September 11
th
5:30-7:00pm with the Saskatoon Compost Coaches
So you want to learn about compost. Join the Saskatoon Compost Coaches in this workshop to learn the basics of what composting is, how to compost, and why it is so important. Take a tour of the Garden Patch composting system and get a feel for what you can do once you become a composter too.

Harvest the Saskatoon Seed Library
Wednesday, September 18
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5:30-8:00pm with the Saskatoon Seed Library
Join us in the Garden Patch to harvest this years Seed Library garden. We will harvest a variety of heirloom vegetables and teach you about saving seeds from your own garden. This activity is suitable for all ages.

Research Participants Needed

Pain Knowledge Needs of Family Caregivers and Persons with Dementia: Role of Virtual Reality as a Training Modality

We are looking for people living with dementia and their family caregivers (family members or friends who assist with care or provide company for 4 or more hours/week) to volunteer to share their experiences about pain management and their opinions on virtual reality for pain education.

As a participant in this study, you would be asked to: complete a brief paper survey with questions about you (10 minutes), and an interview that will last approximately 60 minutes. The interview will be held in a location that is convenient for you (e.g., your residence, or a private meeting location at the hospital or university).

This study has been reviewed and approved by the Saskatchewan Health Authority Research Ethics Office (REB 19-19).

For more informa on about this study, or to volunteer: Susan Tupper, Lead Researcher, 306-655-1041 susan.tupper@saskhealthauthority.ca OR Kirstie Gibson, Research Assistant, at 306-202-6330 or kig579@mail.usask.ca

Launch into Life! Workshops

Helping guide the journey from adolescence to adulthood for individuals with autism or other neurological differences.

Launch into Life! Workshops provide parents, caregivers, and professionals support in creating an Individualized Transition Plan, and are an opportunity to develop goals, learn about community resources, and connect with others.

Workshop participants are provided with valuable information about the following topics:

  • Understanding and preparing for key transitions across the lifespan.
  • Managing health and mental health issues in autism and other neurological differences.
  • Navigating the change from pediatric to adult health and support care systems.
  • Finding the right social and recreational programs in the community
  • Creating a shared vision for the future.
  • Developing life and vocational skills.
  • Exploring volunteer and work opportunities.
  • Understanding housing and supportive programming options in adulthood.
  • Legal and Financial issues including guardianship and program funding.

If you would like to get started on transition planning, call 306.652.4114 ext. 4 or email mailto:garnett.f@ldas.org for more information on our Launch into Life! Workshop series.

Next Available Workshop Series Dates – Friday, May 24, 2019 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ~ Saturday, May 25, 2019 – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cost – $75 per family/caregiver or professional (includes program materials, Transition Guide)
Presenter – Katelyn Lowe, Sinneave Family Foundation, Calgary, AB
Location – Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan, 2221 Hanselman Court
Register – 306.652.4114 ext. 4

Avalon Soccer Tournament 2019

Hello Coaches & Managers & Clubs

Aurora Soccer Soccer Club in Saskatoon Saskatchewan would like to send you an invite to our 23rd Annual Harder Avalon Classic Soccer Tournament.

Date: May 31 to June 2, 2019
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Our tournament accepts U7s to U19.
Adults are also invited to enter our tournament, we have a mens, ladies and coed groupings. We have a rec and competitve competition, with the competitve 1st place winner winning $1000.00
Online registration is now open. Here is a link to register: http://auroratournaments.goalline.ca/page.php?page_id=104895

If you have any questions about registration please contact our registrar at:

Tournament Registrar:
Megan Foster
e-mail: mailto:tournament@aurorasoccer.ca

Habitat Saskatoon Family Fun Day

There are so many different things going on in our lives, from running errands, to taking the kids from sports, to music lessons, to school and to friends. It can be hard to meet the desire we all have to give back to the community that we love. So you can to have some family time while giving back, we’re hosting Habitat Saskatoon’s first ever FAMILY FUN DAY – brought to you by our incredible friends from Montana Homes.

All you need to do is get some tickets and bring your family on June 15th, 2019 from 12-6pm to the Sutherland Curling Rink! Where we will have everything from fun games, to tasty food, to face painters, magicians, and music. It’s a great, inexpensive day out with the family, all the while helping other local families get a home to call their very own. We will also be kicking off our Youth Build 2019 – proudly supported by Conexus Credit Union. Hurry and get your tickets while you still can!

Keep up to date on all the exciting news and vendors at this event through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/301311077459763/

Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child, kids under 4 are FREE! Every entry ticket gets you 1 free game play!


This fundraiser is in support of Habitat’s Youth Build 2019. The goal is to provide affordable housing to 2 Saskatoon families – approximately 10 children. This project is a duplex style home being built by the Langham High School students through the Prairie Spirit School Division’s DiVinci Project. We will be moving the home to our Avenue W lot and partnering with local high schools, post-secondary schools and other local organizations to complete the project.

Music for the Gut 9

MUSIC For The GUT ‘9’ presented by Miners Construction – Thursday, August 29 @ TCU Place!
The BEST Variety Show in Saskatoon! 9th annual for Crohn’s & Colitis Canada!

Jordie Hughton-artistic director. Kristen Raney-choral director. Yuli Chen-pianist. Artists: Jay Semko, Theresa Sokyrka, Brianna Burtt, William Boan-violin, Erika Rybinski-trombone, Gerard Weber-saxophone, Doo-Noted Quartet. 50-voice choir! 14-piece orchestra, Gut Banda!

http://musicforthegut.com Tickets @ https://tcutickets.ca

We’re proud to have raised $124,000 the past 8 years, over $90,000 the past 4 years for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada!

BRT Update

At the City Council meeting on April 29, 2019, City Administration will be presenting reports on the Bus Rapid Transit system as well as the Downtown Active Transportation Network.


On April 29, after over three years of technical work and public engagement, Saskatoon City Council will receive routing reports and recommendations on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the Downtown Active Transportation (AT) Network. The BRT system and Downtown AT Network are key components of the City’s Plan for Growth, supporting corridor growth and economic development by improving the mobility of current and future residents. They enable viable options to automobile travel, helping the City with sustainability, climate and population growth challenges that are becoming increasingly important to address.

You can find summaries of the reports, including engagement activities and route information, at saskatoon.ca/transit-plan, and find details on the Downtown AT Network at saskatoon.ca/moving-around/cycling/cycling-plans-projects. The full reports and the official Agenda for the April 29 meeting will be available at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 at saskatoon.ca/city-hall.

Urban Gardening Presentation

May 4, Free Public Urban Gardening Presentation

Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces
Come and learn about growing your own food without pesticides at this free, public event presented by Sandra Schweder, Urban Ag Coordinator at CHEP Good Food Inc, with support from the Steep Hill Food Co-operative and the Nutana Community Association Community Gardens. 
Join us in learning how to make the most of the space you have, including container and vertical gardening, and improving soil quality. 

Saturday, May 4 from 9 to 11 am 
Location:
Brainsport: 616 10th St E, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0G9 – the Community Room.   

School Break Camps

Get active during the Easter break! Six FREE camps in three days offer and opportunity to learn new activities from qualified instructors. Bring a water bottle and snack. Ages 10-14. Co-ed.

Dodgeball
April 23, 9AM – 12 PM
Cosmo Civic Centre, 3130 Laurier Drive
Registration code: CD2380-01

Cricket
April 23, 1 PM – 4 PM
Cosmo Civic Centre, 3130 Laurier Drive
Registration code: CD2380-02

Kickboxing
April 24, 9 AM – 12 PM
Cosmo Civic Centre, 3130 Laurier Drive
Registration code: CD2380-03

Tennis
April 24, 1 PM – 4 PM
Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre, 1635 McKercher Drive
Registration code: CD2380-04

Water Polo
April 25, 9 AM – 12 PM
Shaw Centre, 110 Bowit Crescent
Registration code: CD2380-05

Intro to Drama
April 25, 1 PM – 4 PM
Cosmo Civic Centre, 3130 Laurier Drive
Registration code: CD2380-06

For more information call 306-975-3378.
Register online at leisureonline.saskatoon.ca or call or visit any Leisure Centre.

Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Days
Spring has sprung, and as residents begin their spring clean-up and purge, we urge them to put their waste in the right place. This includes disposing of their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) material safely, and keeping it out of the landfill and other waste streams.

The City of Saskatoon and GFL Environmental are hosting Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-off Days at a new location for the 2019 season, starting Sunday, April 7.

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days
April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 11, September 8, October 6, November 3
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

NEW LOCATION:
City of Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre
57 Valley Road (see map)

For more information visit saskatoon.ca/hazardouswaste