Effective March 25, City-owned playground structures will close until further notice. This action was necessary because the shared surfaces people touch – especially playground equipment – should not be used right now for the health and safety of your family, and to eliminate the potential for gatherings at play. For more information go to saskatoon.ca/covid-19
With the COVID-19 situation changing rapidly, Saskatoon residents are reminded to sign-up for notifynow, an important free public safety messaging service from the City of Saskatoon.
The notifynow system can send important public safety messages to citizens in a timely, trusted, and targeted manner. It’s important that when you sign-up, you tell us how to best reach you. Choose one or several of these communication methods:
· via a voice message to your home, work
· call to your cell phone
· text message
You can also add family member’s addresses, such as your child’s school or parents’ home, through the customization tools.
It’s easy to sign-up for notifynow! Visit saskatoon.ca/notifynow
With the warming temperatures outside, we can’t help but have spring on the mind! It is always a bittersweet time of year at Meewasin, since it means the closing of the Meewasin rink for the season; but also means the launch of our Spring programs – including Pelican Watch!
Saskatoon residents have special visitors each summer. April through October, pelicans gather by the weir to fish. These birds, once on the endangered species list, have been a beautiful sight on the South Saskatchewan River since the late 1970s. For Saskatoon residents, their arrival is a harbinger of spring.
Guess the arrival of the first pelican to land at the weir for a chance to win a $500 prize pack, with a special pizza party for the youth winner’s whole class!
Follow along on our Facebook event page for fun facts about pelicans all month, and feel free to share the page on any of your social media pages!
While you’re at it, why not enter now!
Good luck and happy (almost) spring!
Community Recreation has revamped the Spring Play Programs for 2020. The sessions are intended to engage children and youth in physical activities while developing new and improved skills. All equipment is provided. All programs are free to participate in and are intended for ages 10-14. All programs are led by qualified instructors. Participants must register in advance. For more information call 306-975-3378.
Session Details: April 14 from 9:00am-12:00pm, Cosmo Civic Centre Gymnasium (3130 Laurier Drive)
Registration Code: CD2380-01
Session Details: April 14 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Cosmo Civic Centre Gymnasium (3130 Laurier Drive)
Registration Code: CD2380-01
Session Details: April 15 from 9:00am-12:00pm, Cosmo Civic Centre Gymnasium (3130 Laurier Drive)
Registration Code: CD2380-03
– 1st Session Details: April 15 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Canadian Bowling Centre (217 Fairmount Drive)
Registration Code: CD2380-04
– 2nd Session Details: April 16 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Canadian Bowling Centre (217 Fairmount Drive)
Registration Code: CD2380-06
March Open Houses
14th Street East Corridor
Open house to discuss a bike lane along 14th Street from Cumberland to Sask Cres.
- present general information to the public regarding active transportation and neighbourhood bikeways;
- provide participants an opportunity to discuss concerns, considerations and possible improvements regarding all forms of transportation in their area; and
- to help inform the neighbourhood bikeway designs that will be specifically tailored for each corridor’s transportation needs.
Neighbourhood Bikeways Project.
Wednesday, March 4
7-9 pm (come & go format)
Emmanuel Anglican Church. 609 Dufferin Ave.
May Open Houses
The objectives of the second phase of public engagement open houses, occurring in May (dates to be determined), will be:
- present the neighbourhood bike designs;
- communicate how previous public input informed the designs;
- collect public feedback on the designs to help prioritize the projects; and
- summarize public feedback on the designs for the final report to City Council.
At the completion of each phase, summaries of the engagements will be added to the Engage page.
Water Main and Lead Connection Replacement Project – Public Information Session Invitation
Earlier you were notified that during the 2020 construction season the City will be completing a water main and lead connection replacement project on Clarence Avenue between College Drive and 8th Street and on Aird Street between Clarence Avenue and Munroe Avenue. Since this notification, we have also added additional locations to this project which include:
- Temperance Street from Clarence Avenue to Wiggins Avenue South;
- The back lane of Aird Street and Temperance Street from Munroe Avenue to Wiggins Avenue South;
- Munroe Avenue from Temperance Street to Aird Street.
The water main and lead connection replacement project scheduled in your neighbourhood this construction season will include the following improvements and will occur in phases in order to minimize the disruptions to residents:
- Replacement of water mains;
- Lead connection replacements;
- Restoration of roadways, resulting in smooth, ‘like new’ road surfaces;
- Rehabilitation of sidewalks.
For a detailed overview on the project and to have your questions answered, you are invited to attend a come and go public information session:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Albert Community Centre
610 Clarence Avenue
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
You are also encouraged to sign up to receive updates prior to and during the project. To sign up, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, address and contact information.
Sharpen your Skates! Family day Skate will be held on Monday, February 17 from 1:00-4:00pm at Cosmo Civic Centre. Best of all, it’s totally FREE!
Skating not your thing? Many non-skating activities will be available and held in the gym!
I hope you can join Councillor Cynthia Block for a special Coffee with Your Councillor this month, with a focus on community safety.
With Special Guest Insp. Dave McKenzie
Wednesday, Feb 26th, 2020
D’Lish by Tish Café
7:30am – 9am.
City of Saskatoon Community Recreation has revamped the Winter Play Program for 2020. Throughout January and March there will be 6 learn-to sessions offered for children and youth between the ages of 6-12. The sessions are intended to engage children and youth in physical activities while developing new and improved skills in classic Canadian or Indigenous winter sports. All equipment is provided. All programs are free to participate in.
The learn-to sessions include:
- Snowshoe Making (10-12 yrs)- Tuesday, January 21 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre
- Learn-to-Curl (8-12 yrs)-Monday, January 27 (PD Day for Public Schools) from 1:00-5:00pm at CN Curling Club
- Learn-to-Snowshoe (6-12 yrs)- Saturday, February 1 from 1:00-4:00pm at Dr. Seager Wheler Park Rec Unit
- Learn-to-Snowskate (6-12yrs)- Saturday, February 8 from 1:00-4:00pm at Greystone Heights Rec Unit
- Learn-to-Altai Skis (6-12 yrs)- Sunday, February 9 from 1:00-4:00pm at Montgomery Park Rec Unit
- Learn-to-Curl (8-12 yrs)- Monday, March 9 (PD Day for Public Schools) from 1:00-5:00pm at CN Curling Club
Please join Cynthia Block for Coffee with your Councillor this Thursday. A come-and-go event designed to meet and hear from you in person. Bring your questions and ideas!
Thurs, Jan 9 | 4:30-6:00pm
Broadway Roastery (on Broadway)
Not able to make it this time? Cynthia holds coffee chats throughout the year at various neighbourhood locations. Follow her on facebook to hear about upcoming announcements and events!
Stay in touch with all things civic at: www.cynthiablockward6.com
Learn about safety and security issues with Saskatoon Fire Department and Saskatoon Police Service.
Free 8 week course for older adults 55+ to learn about home and personal security, fraud prevention, internet security, traffic safety, elder abuse, K-9 policing, emergency preparedness, fire safety, fall prevention and when to call 911 and report an emergency.
Date: Feb 12 to April 15, 2020
Time: 9:30 am to Noon
Location: Community Room of the Saskatoon Police Service (76 25th Street East) or the Community Room of Fire Station No. 3 (2613 Clarence Avenue South)
Registration deadline Jan 15, 2020
To register and for more information, please contact either:
Cst Dawn Epp email@example.com PH 306-975-8032
Dori Krahn firstname.lastname@example.org PH 306- 975-7715
A program in partnership with Saskatoon Council on Aging, Saskatoon Fire Department and Saskatoon Police Service
Email and report from the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners:
“The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners sincerely appreciates the interest of you and/or your organization in community safety.
The attached report is in follow up to the issues raised by more than 80 residents and community group representatives, from all areas of the city, at the Board’s October 16, 2019 Community Consultation.
The Board of Police Commissioners listened to your views, captured the messages you delivered, and has identified the actions the Board can take, within the scope of its mandate, and is pleased to report this directly to you and your organization.”
In the 2020 construction season (May – October), an important water main construction project will occur on Clarence Avenue from College Drive to 8th Street East and on Aird Street from Clarence Avenue to Munroe Avenue. A letter was recently sent to those residents adjacent to the work area notifying them about this upcoming project.
The project occurring next construction season on Clarence Avenue and Aird Street is still in the planning stages so information is limited at this time. In the meantime, until more information becomes available we recommend that community members sign up to receive project updates prior to and during this project. To sign up, email the City at email@example.com and provide your name, address and contact information.
The replacement of older water mains and the lead service lines (lead pipes) that deliver the water services into homes in Saskatoon’s most established neighbourhoods is a priority for the City. In 2017, the City committed to removing all lead pipes by the end 2026.
The water main and lead pipe replacement project scheduled to occur in your neighbourhood next construction season will include the following infrastructure improvements:
• Replacement of 780m of water main
• Replacement of 48 lead pipe
• Restoration of roadways, resulting in smooth, ‘like new’ road surface
• Rehabilitation of sidewalks.
Over the next several months, the City will provide opportunities for residents to learn more about this important infrastructure project:
• For all residents who have lead pipes, a City representative will be in touch with you over the next couple of weeks to discuss the details and anticipated impacts of this work.
• In early 2020, an information session will be held in your neighbourhood where you will have an opportunity to learn more about the project and ask any questions you may have. • Prior to construction beginning, you will receive a construction notice with important information about the project.
Councillor Cynthia Block hopes to see you at the next Coffee with your Councillor, a come ‘n go event, and an opportunity to meet in person to discuss civic issues that matter to you.
Sunday, December 8th, 2019
D’Lish by Tish Café
3pm – 4:30pm.