Category Archives: VVCA News & Events

No Fall 2021 soccer

Unfortunately, VVCA has decided to not offer a fall 2021 soccer season in order to be fully prepared for a strong spring 2022 season.

As we prepared for the fall season, we discovered that we did not have enough time to integrate with the Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc. RAMP registration system to make it easy for parents and players to register. We plan to be fully integrated with RAMP to offer a seamless registration process for the Spring 2022 season. We apologize for any inconvenience.

See the Saskatoon Youth Soccer website for alternative options: http://saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca/content/how-to-register

Questions? soccer@vvcasaskatoon.com

Sum Theatre 2021

The Theatre in the Park schedule has been approved by the city: Sum Theatre will be performing in Grosvenor Park on Monday, July 12th! We will do 2 performances – 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

Please note that due to COVID restrictions free tickets must be reserved online at sumtheatre.com. They will be available as of June 18th.

https://sumtheatre.com/shows/the-other-side-of-the-river/

Theatre in the Park is an original play offered free of charge in neighbourhood parks around Saskatchewan each July. Created in response to a current issue, it’s a fun and thought-provoking performance for people of all ages. Catchy original music and colourful sets, props and costumes bring our stories to life.

This year’s offering is a family friendly rock opera about two sides of the same river. Based on a story by Yvette Nolan, The Other Side of the River was devised by the Sum Theatre ensemble with original music composition by Amanda Trapp. Created in response to Indigenous Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter and the international movement towards racial equity and anti-racism, The Other Side of the River transports the audience on a joyful journey to a place they never expected to be.

Clarence Avenue Water Main Replacement Project

The remaining phase of the Clarence Avenue Water Main Replacement Project (Phase 4) is anticipated to begin in the week of April 19th, 2021 and will take approximately 3 months to complete barring weather delays and unforeseen circumstances. 

Phase 4 of construction will take place on: 

  • Temperance Street from Munroe Avenue to Wiggins Avenue; 
  • Munroe Avenue between Temperance Street and back lane of 1200 block of Temperance Street; 
  • Back lane between the 1200 block of Aird Street and Temperance Street. 
  • Wiggins Avenue between back lane of 1200 block of Temperance Street and Temperance Street; 

 In the next two weeks: 

  • On Monday, April 19th, the contractor will begin the replacement of the water and sewer service connections in the back lane of 1200 block of Aird Street and Temperance Street. o There will be a short disruption to the water and sewer services to those properties adjacent to this work on Tuesday, April 20th. If your water and sewer services will be affected you will be provided notice 48 hours in advance of this work. 
  • o Following the completion of the work, your water and sewer services will be restored and the Drinking Water Advisory (DWA) will remain in effect until a green Lifted DWA is delivered to you. 
  • The contractor will also begin the installation of the temporary water system on Monday, April 19th in preparation for the upcoming water main replacement work which is scheduled to begin in early May. o If you are required to have a temporary water line connected to your property, the contractor will be in contact with you prior to the installation of the line. To receive temporary water service, a functioning outdoor faucet without backflow prevention will be necessary in order to connect to the temporary water system. Please speak with the contractor to confirm you have this type of faucet. 
  • The replacement of the water and sewer service connections on the 1100 block of Temperance Street will begin the week of April 26th. o There will be a short disruption to the water and sewer services to those properties adjacent to this work. If your water and sewer services will be affected you will be provided notice 48 hours in advance of this work. 
  • Following the completion of the work, your water and sewer services will be restored and the Drinking Water Advisory (DWA) will remain in effect until a green Lifted DWA is delivered to you. 
  • Weather permitting, the contractor will also begin sidewalk rehabilitation work on Temperance Street between Munroe Avenue and Wiggins Avenue the week of April 26th. Once work begins it will take approximately 1 week to complete. During this work the road will be closed to traffic. 

Throughout the project: 

  • • Some noise and vibration is anticipated as a result of the work. 
  • • Access to parking will be restricted. Residents and visitors to the area are required to find their own alternative parking. 
  • • If blue, black or green cart collections are affected, residents directly adjacent to the work are required to leave their carts as close to their normal pick up location [without placing it in the adjacent work area] prior to 7:00 am on the day of collection. The contractor will coordinate the pickup of your cart. 

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation while this necessary work is carried out. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Customer Care Centre at 306-975-2476 or by e-mail at customercare@saskatoon.ca. 

VVCA Membership

A membership fee of $10/individual OR $20/family per year is required to participate in programs and must be purchased or presented at the time of registration. Varsity View Community Association honours other community association memberships.
Membership will not be processed until Code of Conduct is accepted by checking the indicated box.

Gentle Zoom Yoga With Miranda (Mondays)

First class: April 19, 2021. Last class: June 14, 2021.

Yoga has been my saviour throughout these stressful times. Once we get the technical stuff sorted this class is designed to help even the most “Zoom jaded” participant find physical and mental ease, joy, and clarity during the winter days ahead. It will include gently energizing supported and standing poses with minimal props and a strong focus on centring, breathing, and relaxation. I have missed my yoga community and hope to see you soon on Zoom!

Conversational Spanish

First class: Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Last class: June 22, 2021.

I am very eager to share once again my knowledge and experience of over 30 years of teaching Spanish to students of all ages and levels in Saskatoon.
Beginners – Come learn basic Spanish greetings, alphabet numbers, colors, key question words, days of the week, months of the year, uses of verb to be and everyday useful sentences. You will be introduced to speaking Spanish using both formal and informal ways of addressing people.
Intermediate / Advanced – If you already know the basics you can get a chance to practice with other students and learn about the most common verbs in the present, past and future forms.

Conversational Italian

First class: Friday, April 23, 2021. Last class: June 25, 2021.

“It is a beginner class to get you learning a new language. The focus will be learning basic Italian phrases to help you have your first interaction in the language. The course is perfect for anyone that dreams about learning Italian or plans to visit the country one day (yes, we will be able to travel to Italy one day). The course will hosted on zoom and we will be able to watch Italian movies and other shows to practice the listening part.

University Sector Plan

Have your say in the future of the University Sector Plan

The University of Saskatchewan has nearly 1,000 acres of endowment land located within five kilometers of downtown Saskatoon. These important lands provide critical resources that strategically support the university’s teaching, learning and research mission.

In 2008 a land-use task force was formed, bringing together the University of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Meewasin Valley Authority and the Province of Saskatchewan, to create ‘Vision 2057.’‘Vision 2057’, in alignment with the City of Saskatoon’s growth plan and strategic infill initiatives, identifies university endowment lands that are suitable for commercial and residential development opportunities, along with the creation of multi-use community facilities, parks and open spaces, and also preserves abundant space for learning and research activities.

Recognizing the importance of developing these lands in a sustainable way that benefits everyone in Saskatoon, the City and University entered a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a Sector Plan for the area. Developing the Plan involved consultation with community partners and stakeholders, and it provides the framework within which the area will be planned and developed.

The result of this partnership and outreach, the University Sector Plan, is a shared vision of land use and development that will have a positive impact for the city, its residents and the University community.

You can find out more about the University Sector Plan, including a Plan Summary and a short video, by visiting the Engage page at saskatoon.ca/engage/university-sector-plan. You can also email universitysector@saskatoon.ca if you have specific questions or want to find out more about how to participate in the engagement process.

City Growth Plan: Share your views with the City

Regarding the City of Saskatoon Corridor Growth Plan and development on Main Street – this will be discussed and voted on at the next City Council meeting, Tuesday February 22, 2021.If you wish to have your views known on either or both of these issues, consider writing a letter to your Councillor, or applying to speak at the Council meeting.

If you would like to mail a letter, address them to each councillor and to the mayor and send to: City Hall, 222 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5.

Ward 6 – Cynthia Block – Cynthia.Block@Saskatoon.ca
Other council members:
Ward 1 – Darren Hill – Darren.Hill@Saskatoon.ca
Ward 2 – Hilary Gough – Hilary.Gough@Saskatoon.ca
Ward 3 – David Kirton – David.Kirton@Saskatoon.ca
Ward 4 – Troy Davies – Troy.Davies@Saskatoon.ca
Ward 5 – Randy Donauer – Randy.Donauer@Saskatoon.ca
Ward 7 – Mairin Loewen – Mairin.Loewen@Saskatoon.ca
Ward 8 – Sarina Gersher – Sarina.Gersher@Saskatoon.ca
Ward 9 – Bev Dubois – Bev.Dubois@Saskatoon.ca
Ward 10 – Zach Jeffries – Zach.Jeffries@Saskatoon.ca
Mayor Charlie Clark – Charlie.Clark@Saskatoon.ca

Letters can be submitted up to the day before the meeting but requests to speak, or to have something on the council agenda, has to be in the Tuesday before council meets by noon (noon Tuesday the 16th).

https://www.saskatoon.ca/write-letter-councilcommittees


Council, Standing Policy Committees, and Governance and Priorities Committee meetings are broadcast live, and can be viewed while the meeting is taking place. Please note that the video may take a moment or two to start playing on your computer and you will only see a live stream if a public meeting is in session. For past meetings, view archived broadcasts of meetings.

https://www.saskatoon.ca/…/city-council…/live-video

14th Street East Bikeway Project

The 14th Street East Bikeway, Pedestrian, and Traffic Safety Improvement Project will be presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation on Monday, February 1. The report is available for review through the public agenda.

If you would like to submit a letter or request to speak at the Committee or Council meetings, please submit the online form by 8:00 am on the day of the meeting. The form and details regarding letters to Committee/Council are available on the City of Saskatoon website.

City of Saskatoon Neighbourhood Bikeways Project website

Canada Census Jobs

The census paints a portrait of Canada’s population and the places where we live. Information from the census will ensure that your community has the data it needs for planning schools, daycare, housing, hospitals, emergency services, roads, public transportation, and employment skills training.

Statistics Canada is currently hiring approximately 32,000 people for census enumerator and crew leader positions across Canada. Be part of a great undertaking and join our 2021 Census team!

https://census.gc.ca/jobs-emplois-eng.htm

Boulevard Gardening Engagement

The City of Saskatoon is currently reviewing its Boulevard Garden Guidelines to identify:

  • Options and priorities to consider for a Guideline Update 
  • Any concerns residents have with boulevard gardening
  • Ways that the City can support residents who are boulevard gardening
  • If we have missed anything in the review to date

We are engaging the public and project stakeholders at this time with the goal of having all updates to the guidelines implemented prior to the start of the 2021 gardening season. Boulevard gardening is a great, healthy way to grow vegetables, flowers, and community on your block.

We do understand the significant impact COVID-19 is having on community members and organizations at this time. If you would like to provide your input on this project but are unable to during the timeline described below, please contact greenstrategy@saskatoon.ca to discuss other arrangements.


Engagement Opportunities:

  1. Online Public Survey: will be open until January 14 and can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BoulevardGardens. The survey has 28 questions (multiple choice and short written responses) and we estimate it will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  All responses are completely voluntary.   
  1. Stakeholder meetings: If you would like to request an online meeting or phone call with the Project Manager, please respond to greenstrategy@saskatoon.ca. Depending on interest, we may arrange an online drop in meeting to answer questions and take feedback.
  1. Keep updated: If you’d like to receive notifications on the progress of this project, you can sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WT9WZRZ or check out our Engage Page here: https://www.saskatoon.ca/engage/boulevard-gardens.

SCOA January 2021 programs

Giddy Up Partner with the Mayfair Hub Club – Jan 21, 1 pm
Kick up your toes with this low impact line dance class. Also Globe Walk “Walk the Great Trail” 2021 presentation, test your skills with a Western quiz! Pharmacy tip of the month. Watch for the monthly prize draw. To register, click here

SCOA Coffee Break: Conversations with Physicians – Jan 25, 1 pm
Join us for a conversation with Sask Geriatric EM Physician Dr. Brittany Ellis and geriatrician Dr. Krista Lagimodiere. To register, click here

Joint Presentation: Saskatoon Transit & SCOA – Jan 27, 2 pm
Learn to use the transit system like a pro to get where you need to go! Email Betty betty@scoa.ca or call 306.652.2255 for more information. To register click here

Mindfulness – Jan 19, 1:30 pm
Join us for a presentation with Jeanne Corrigal, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. To register, click here

Check out our classes for seniors! Get “techy” with our advanced workshops, watercolour painting, cooking and more!

For more information visit our website www.scoa.ca or phone 306.652.2255

Saskatoon Council on Aging Inc.
2020 College Drive [Saskatoon Field House]
Phone: 306.652.2255