Category Archives: VVCA News & Events

Colonization Road: Free film

Free film Wednesday March 21 at the Broadway Theatre
Saskatchewan Intercultural Association presents the 6th annual Reel to Real Anti-Racism Film Festival, featuring “Colonization Road” followed by a panel of speakers.

Synopsis: In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”

*Free popcorn for everyone in attendance!
6:00pm Doors open
6:45pm Welcome and Introduction
7:00pm Film begins
8:00pm Performance by Curtis Peeteetuce, Followed by Panel Discussion
9:00pm Conclusion

Public Library survey

What do you want in your new central library?
Have your say!

The Saskatoon Public Library has launched a consultation process to gather input from citizens regarding what they would like to see in a new central library for Saskatoon. There is an online survey that is currently open and the Library is hosting an Open House March 28 / 4 – 8pm / Saskatoon Farmers’ Market.

School Break Camp

City of Saskatoon Offering School Break Camps April 3 – 5, 2018

The City has teamed with EB Sports Academy, Jade Roberts and the University of Saskatchewan 7’s Rugby team to offer active and accessible camps for youth aged 10-14 during the spring school break.

The camps are free and youth can register for multiple sessions:

• Session 1: Tuesday April 3rd 9:00am – 12:00pm – Rugby
• Session 2: Tuesday April 3rd 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Rugby
• Session 3: Wednesday April 4th 9:00am – 12:00pm – Basketball
• Session 4: Wednesday April 4th 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Basketball
• Session 5: Thursday April 5th 9:00am – 12:00pm – Double Ball
• Session 6: Thursday April 5th 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Floor Hockey

All activities will take place at the Cosmo Civic Centre, 3130 Laurier Drive.
For more information or to register please call 306-975-3378. Registration closes March 26, 2018.

VVCA Outdoor Soccer
SEASON LENGTH: May 1st to June 28th

KINDER Soccer (born 2014 & 2015)
1 session per week (night & time TBD, led by volunteer VVCA parents)
All sessions held at President Murray Park

UNDER-5 (born 2013 only) – COED
3 vs 3 format; no goaltenders
1 regular game per week (Monday or Tuesday at 6 or 7 pm – to be decided)
8 games on grass fields plus Mini FOS Tournament (June 8-10)
Practices: TBD (at discretion of coach)

UNDER-7 (born 2011 & 2012) – COED
4 vs 4 format, includes goalkeeper
1 regular game per week (Wednesdays or Thursdays – to be decided)
8 games on grass fields plus Mini FOS Tournament (June 8-10)
Practices: TBD (at discretion of coach)

UNDER-9 (born 2009 & 2010) – BOYS or GIRLS only
5 vs 5 format, includes goalkeeper
1 regular game per week (Mondays or Tuesdays – to be decided)
8 games on grass fields plus Mini FOS Tournament (June 8-10)
Practices: TBD (at discretion of coach)

Kids of Note concert

Kids of Note, a non-profit organization, is an integrated choir that serves Saskatoon children aged 7 and up, with and without disabilities, who love to sing. In an environment of equity, support and mutual respect among peers, Kids of Note develops performance skills and fosters an appreciation of music through rehearsals, home practice and concerts.

13th Annual Spring Concert
Sunday, April 29, 2018
at 2 pm

$10 Tickets at

Voices of the Holocaust

Congregation Shir Chadash invites you to the annual Holocaust Memorial program
Voices of the Holocaust
Sunday, April 15, 2018

12: 30 – 3:00 pm
Roxy Theatre
320 20th Street West

Into the North
A group of Czech teenagers sets out on a journey to the North. They reach Denmark and spend four years there in the midst of raging World War II. They survive and succeed in starting new lives. More than seventy years later, we hear their story

Program will include readings, a documentary and the commemorative candle lighting in memory of survivors and those murdered during the Holocaust.

Admission by donation

AAA Downtown Cycling Network

The City of Saskatoon is inviting Saskatoon residents to learn more about the development of an All Ages & Abilities (AAA) Downtown Cycling Network. This network has been in development since fall 2017 when the Downtown Protected Bike Lane Demonstration concluded. AAA cycling facilities physically separate people riding bikes from drivers, thereby increasing the comfort and safety of all cyclists.

The network plan considers the following:
– Connection to Saskatoon’s wider cycling network;
– Integration with other key downtown projects such as Bus Rapid Transit and the re-opening of Traffic Bridge;
– Impacts to all users in the downtown in identifying the most appropriate streets to host AAA facilities.

Information about the AAA Downtown Cycling Network will be available as part of a larger forum on topics related to future growth: Plan for Growth Community Open House Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Western Development Museum

Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom is a provincial and national program that recognizes community participation in projects involving beautification, heritage, and environmental awareness. Participants are judged on the quality of the municipality’s green spaces, diversity and originality of its landscaping, general tidiness, environmental awareness, heritage, and the level of community involvement.

As a result a great opportunity exists for communities to generate civic pride and local participation, while gaining recognition across the country. For further information on the Communities in Bloom program please contact Andrew Exelby at (306) 780-9262 or 1-800-563-2555 email:

City of Saskatoon contacts

Need to talk to the City? You can now find all of the online services available on the City’s site on one page here.

Customer Service Centre (24hr line) Roads, Water, Sewer and Sidewalks Emergency Service – Maintenance Requests Program Information 306-975-2476

Safety & Property Maintenance: Report graffiti, unsafe structures, open excavations, smoke alarms, junked vehicles, long grass and weeds 306-975-2828

Find a more complete list of citizen service phone numbers here

City Race Relations events

The City of Saskatoon Cultural Diversity and Race Relations department are holding some community events throughout March 2018.

Diefenbaker Canada Centre – Free interpretive tours
The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is offering free interpretive gallery tours every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm in March of our current travelling exhibit “Hockey” and “Hockey: A Common Goal”. Please e-mail or call 306-966-8483 to reserve your spot.

Sunday March 4: CHEP Good Food Inc & Slow Food Saskatoon
Three of Slow Food Saskatoon’s local chefs compete head to head using locally grown and sourced ingredients from CHEP’s Good Food Box Program. Those who attend will sample the dishes and in the end decide the winner.

Thursday March 8: Eritrean Women’s League
Eritrean Women’s league is inviting you to celebrate International Women’s Day at Saba’s African Cuisine. Tickets are $25.00 /includes supper and traditional coffee (can be picked up from restaurant). There will be guest speakers during the event.

Friday March 9: Saskatchewan German Council Inc.
The event is hosted by the Saskatchewan German Council in Partnership with the Saskatchewan Library Association for their
Program “One Book, One Province” and is part of an international cooking series open to the public. The class is “Apfelkuchen Now and Then”, where participants will learn all about Apfelkuchen (apple cakes) along with a recipe from Amy Jo Ehman’s “Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens”. There will be another reading as well, once the cakes are finished baking. The cost per person is $20.00, preregistration and payment is required. Please contact the SGC office for the registration form and to make
arrangements for payment.

Friday March 9: Canadian International Council
Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Goals: Connecting Policy and Practice in Saskatchewan
*A multi-sectoral dialogue*
What are Canada’s immigration and refugee goals? What are the challenges and the strengths of smaller Canadian cities in
achieving them and helping new arrivals thrive in local communi-ties? What are some of our success stories, and what do we need to consider as we move forward in changing economies?
Join us for a series of discussions with local experts and stake-holders as we examine made-in-Saskatchewan practice we need for immigration success.

Sat. March 10 & Sun. March 11: DanceEgypt Dance Co.
“Journey of the Dancer” Middle Eastern Dance Show
A family friendly event showcasing the beauty and diversity of Egyptian dance – from the swirling colors of veils to the fun of folkloric. Join us and escape the winter blues!

Sat. March 10: CHEP Good Food Inc.
Seedy Saturday
The 20th Annual Seedy Saturday eco-fair and seed exchange. There will be gardening and seed vendors, speaker’s series presentations, face painting, puppet shows, networking, etc. etc. If you like to garden, come on down and check it out!

Sunday March 11: Women Coming Together as One
Join us on March 11th for Women Coming Together As One. This event is in celebration of International Women’s Day. The event is FREE to attend and light refreshments, and will include:
 Women’s stories from around the world
 Comedy acts by ‘LadyBits’
 Global dance performances
 Fun filled activities for the whole family

Download City of Saskatoon PDF for more information.

VVCA Spring 2018 Registration

Spring registration night will be Wednesday, March 28 2018, 7-8:30pm in the Brunskill School front foyer!

Classes offered for spring are:
Yoga – Mondays, Wednesday’s, Thursdays 6:30-8pm
Badminton – Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-10pm
Tae Kwon Do – Wednesdays and Fridays 6-9pm
Pre beginner – 6-6:30pm Wednesday OR Friday
Beginner – 6:30-7:15pm
Intermediate – 7:15-8pm
Advanced – 8-9pm

See you at Registration!!
– Barb and Maya

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.

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:

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

Questions regarding this event or requests for additional information can be directed to Linda Suveges, Conference Chair, at 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

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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