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Family Day Activities

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Family Day Weekend in Saskatoon! Get Out in the City that Shines!

Well, it’s that time of year again…Canada’s newest long weekend is approaching! Family Day, as it’s known in Saskatchewan, is a chance to set aside the busy-ness of working life and spend some time with the ones we love. Lucky for Saskatonians, there is no better place to get out and enjoy some QT with our families than right here at home.

http://www.familyfuncanada.com/saskatoon/family-day/

Seedy Saturday 2018

This year, the 20th annual Seedy Saturday will take place on Saturday March 10th, 2018, from 10am to 3pm at Station 20 West (1120 20th St W).

Admission will be $2 regular or free for students/children. Local seed suppliers and environmental/horticulture themed vendors will be there.

20th Annual Seed Exchange and Eco-Fair featuring 20+ exhibitors and vendors, workshops, musical entertainment and children’s activities.

More info on Facebook @CHEPGoodFood: https://www.facebook.com/CHEPGoodFood/

Your Family History

Your Family History: Finding and Assembling the Pieces
April 20 – 22, 2018

The Saskatoon Branch, Saskatchewan Genealogical Society (SBSGS) has opened the registration for Your Family History: Finding and Assembling the Pieces. This is the first genealogy conference to take place in Saskatoon since 2011.The SBSGS will host this weekend long event at the Park Town Hotel by bringing in speakers from across western Canada.

Participants will get to choose from sessions designed to provide them with new tools in as they research their family’s history. Early bird deadline is March 20, 2018 with only 150 spots available.

WHO: SBSGS volunteers will host 180 genealogists from across western Canada
WHAT: Your Family History: Finding and Assembling the Pieces Genealogy Conference
WHEN: April 20 -22, 2018
WHERE: Park Town Hotel, Saskatoon, SK
WEBSITE: www.genealogysaskatoon.org

Questions regarding this event or requests for additional information can be directed to Linda Suveges, Conference Chair, at SGS2018Conference@sasktel.net or by calling 1-306-221-2178.

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QEXCA Shiny Tourney & Winterfest

Come join us for Queen Elizabeth Exhibition Community Association’s third annual 3-on-3 ice hockey tournament!

Saturday, February 24 2018
10:00 am – 10:00 pm

This is an all-levels tournament with the main focus on fun! Each team will play two 14-minute periods. We’ll have great prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The cost to register a team is $100 and with your team registration you will receive a free burger/hotdog and a drink and beer!

Location: Achs Skating Rink, 102 Elm Street
To register your team, please email Josh at josh@spanwest.com

Registration deadline is Sunday, Feb. 18 at midnight.

Proceeds from the tournament will go towards improving the rink and its facilities.

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Queen Elizabeth Exhibition Haultain Community Association Winterfest Family Fun Day Join your friends and neighbours from the QEXCA neighbourhood for some family fun, skating and snacks at their annual Winterfest event!

Sunday, February 25, 2018
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Family Day Skating Party

Monday February 19, 2018

Bring the whole family for a holiday Monday full of skating, winter fun, and hot beverages! Don’t miss this chance to make the best of your Family Day. Join us at the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza from 12-4 p.m.

From 2:00 – 4:00 pm
– Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval, Dudley Street and Avenue R South (skating event will be cancelled if the temperature reaches -25 degrees C or below with the windchill)
– Cosmo Civic Centre, 3130 Laurier Drive

KÔNA – WANUSKEWIN WINTER FESTIVAL

February 10, 2018 11:00AM-7:00PM

Kôna – Wanuskewin Winter Festival is an immersive 1 day event that features over 20 family friendly activities. Celebrate Indigenous Culture and spend the day exploring the park at this free event!

* Dog Sled Rides
* Story Telling
* Kick Sled Tours
* Snow Shoes
* Voyageur Games
* Log Sawing
* Snare & Trap Setting
* Animal Calls
* Puppet Tales
* Art Gallery Tours
* Fire, Tea & Bannock Making
* Artisan Fair
* 3 Person Hand Drum Contest
* Kahomani Contest
* Fiddle & Jigging Contest
* Really, Really, Really Antique Road Show – Archaeological Artifact Inquiry & ID – Learn the science & history behind the bones or tools you‘ve always wondered about – with Dr. Ernie Walker. Bring in your items to learn more about their age, purpose and history!

https://wanuskewin.com/visit/events-calendar/kona-wanuskewin-winter-festival/

Snowlandia

Snowlandia: A Winter Week for Young Women
Feb 20, 2018 – Feb 23, 2018

Leap on snowshoes, search for life under the snow, develop leadership skills and make outdoorsy friends. SaskOutdoors and Wildernook are teaming up to offer winter experiences in a fresh way.

Snowlandia is designed for young women ages 10 -12 who crave more outdoor time exploring and creating with friends. It is an exciting opportunity for young women to be active outdoors during the winter break.

More Information: If you have questions about the program, you can email contact Jana Miller at jana@wildernook.com.

http://saskoutdoors.org/event-calendar/post/snowlandia-a-winter-week-for-young-women

Winter Play Program

Saturdays & Sundays
February 10 to March 11, 2018
10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Drop in for winter games and activities!
Ages 2 – 12
Two leaders will be on-site to provide active programming such as, tug of war, snow baseball, powder-puff football, snow soccer, capture the flag, penguin races, snow carving, snow painting, freeze tag, etc.!
Greystone Heights Rec Unit, 2711 Main Street
Holliston Rec Unit, 1151 Louise Avenue
North Park Rec Unit, 1418 7th Avenue North
Massey Place Rec Unit, 3110 Massey Place

FREE Learn to Skate Program!
Participants mus bring their own skates and CSA approved winter helmets. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult or responsible care giver.
North Park, 1416 7th Avenue North, Saturdays 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Holliston, 1151 Louise Avenue, Saturdays 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Avalon, 2602 Broadway Avenue, Sundays 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Greystone Heights, 2711 Main Street, Sundays 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Massey, 3110 Massey Place, Sundays 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

For more information, call 306-975-3378
Activities will be cancelled if the temperature reaches -25 degrees C or below with the windchill or due to adverse ice conditions.

Redesigning Curbside Waste

Redesigning Curbside Waste
#yxetalkstrash
To help the City move towards 70% Waste Diversion by 2023, the City is in the process of redesigning Curbside Waste Collection and it needs your input. This work will help design a city-wide organics program, make appropriate modifications to capacity and frequency, and unify costs for waste management under a waste utility.

Saskatoon Talks Trash – Curbside
The City of Saskatoon is reviewing curbside collection for single family homes and we need your input. Beginning on February 12, 2018 there will be a series of public engagement opportunities to look at the priorities, preferences and any barriers that might impact a redesigned curbside waste collection system.

Please note that this phase of engagement is intended for residents with curbside collection (front street or back alley pick-up). Engagement for residents in the multi-unit collection program will take place in Spring 2018 – stay tuned!

Everything is on the table, including curbside organics, recycling, waste, cart sizes, collection frequency, funding model, and depots/other services.

Engagement Webpage: For the most current information throughout the engagement visit www.saskatoon.ca/yxetalkstrash.

Online Survey and Pop-up Engagements: Complete the online survey or attend a pop-up engagement. Both activities cover a parallel series of questions to understand your experiences, explore preferences and generate ideas to help the City reach 70% waste diversion by 2023.

Online Survey: The survey will be available from February 12th to March 4th at www.saskatoon.ca/yxetalkstrash and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Pop-up Engagements: Participate in a 5-10 minute activity facilitated by City staff at one of the following come-and-go style events.

· Tuesday Feb. 13, 4-7pm, Shaw Centre
· Thursday Feb. 15, 10am-1pm, Alice Turner Library
· Saturday Feb 17, 11am-2pm, Lawson Heights Mall
· Thursday Feb 22, 1pm-7pm, Circle Centre Mall
· Saturday Feb 24, 8am-12pm, Saskatoon Farmers Market
· March 1, 12:30-3:30pm, St. Martin’s United Church (lobby)
· March 1, 6:30-9:00pm, St. Martin’s United Church (lobby)

Community Workshops: These 2-hour events give you the chance to dig deeper into the priorities, preferences, and any barriers that will be considered in a redesigned curbside waste collection system. Both workshops will be held at St. Martin’s United Church. Registration is preferred since the number of seats is limited. For more event information and to RSVP, visit Eventbrite.

· Afternoon Workshop: March 1st, 1 – 3pm
· Evening Workshop: March 1st, 7 – 9pm

Accessibility Waste Collection Workshop: This invite-only workshop is for stakeholders or organizations that serve or represent older adults and/or other residents who are physically challenged by the task of managing a waste cart. It will take place on March 6th from 9:30 – 11:30am at the Saskatoon Field House. Please e-mail yxetalkstrash@saskatoon.ca for registration information.

Sensemaking Saturday: This interactive half-day workshop will discuss the engagement results and proposed recommendations. When completing the online survey or attending a pop up event or workshop you will be given the chance to opt-in for a chance to be randomly selected to attend this event.

Social Media: “We’re Talking Trash Saskatoon” ads and posts will be occurring throughout the campaign. Follow the City on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to receive updates. All social media comments will be included in the engagement results.


Join the conversation. For more information visit www.saskatoon.ca/yxetalkstrash

Sign up to be notified of upcoming engagement activities beginning in February 2018.

Read Saskatoon LIT UP!

LIT UP! is a fun, casual evening that spotlights literacy through great volunteer recognition, great company, tasty eats, sweet treats, and exciting ticket, silent, and live auction items!

Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm cocktails, 7:15 pm program
Location: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
Tickets: $75/person, $600/table, $800/VIP. A charitable receipt is available for ticket purchases.

LIT UP! sells out early every year! Visit READSaskatoon.com or call 306.652.5448 to get your tickets today!

Jane’s Walk 2018 – volunteers

Do you have a favorite spot that tells a story about Saskatoon – perhaps about your own neighbourhood?

Jane’s Walk, the 1st weekend in May 2018, is making the call out for walk leaders. A typical walk takes about an hour and is free. This event, now in 212 cities, is inspired by the life of Jane Jacobs, a writer, and urban activist who championed the voices of everyday people in city-building.

A user-friendly form for walk leaders is on our new website and this is also where you will check in late April for the 15 or more walks in Saskatoon that you might join: http://janeswalksaskatoon.ca/index.php/about/. Samples of topics and locations of past walks are on the blog http://saskatoonjaneswalk.blogspot.ca. Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JanesWalkSaskatoon/.

The Big Shred 2018

On Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9 am – 12 noon, bring your old paper to the 5th annual ‘Big Shred’ in the parking lot of McClure United Church at 4025 Taylor St. (at McKercher)!

Protect against personal identity theft as your old documents go into the Shred-It company truck’s shredders! Quickly destroy old bank and utility statements, tax returns (2011 and earlier), old files, outdated documents, etc.

The service is by donation (suggested $10 per paper box, or $5 per shopping bag) to assist the McClure Place Foundation in paying down the mortgage at Amy McClure House. Protect your family by removing that unwanted … yet personal paper!

(Note: In 2017, more than 15,000 pounds of paper was safely shredded in three hours!)

The McClure Place Foundation is a charity and a non-profit organization.