Category Archives: VVCA News & Events

Fall 2022 Soccer registration

Soccer registration will be June 15 – Aug 22 for fall/winter soccer.

Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc. is excited to announce that Zones are aiming to open registration for Indoor 2022-23 Season as early as June 15th (just around the corner!) and it will remain open until late August. Families are encouraged to register by August 21 to avoid late fees.

Community Associations will be opening their registrations as early as June 15th but each each community may vary on when their registration opens and will remain open until late August.

As communities confirm details with SYSI, we will update information on our website. Please visit www.saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca for more information or questions can be directed to SYSI at 306-975-3413 or email info@saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca

Community Clean-up 2022

Saturday May 7, 2022
8:15 am to 12 Noon
Location: west end of parking lot of Church of Latter Day Saints (10th and Cumberland)

Drop off your spring cleaning junk in the big bins. And/or volunteer to drive the neighbourhood alleys and do some cleaning and hauling.

Gloves provided. Volunteers with or without trucks are welcome.

VVCA Spring 2022 Outdoor Soccer

We are launching registration for the outdoor soccer season. This year we will offer Under 5 and Under 7 leagues in VVCA.

Registration will close on March 14. Teams need to be in by March 21.

We are also looking for coaches. The number of coaches will depend on the number of players registered.

Cost is $65 per player.

SEASON LENGTH: May 2nd to June 28th
DIVISIONS and GAME DATES: 

UNDER-5 (born 2017 only) – CO-ED 
• 3 vs. 3 format; no goaltenders
• 1 regular game per week (day to be decided)
• 8 games plus Mini FOS Tournament (June 10-12)
• Practices: TBD (at discretion of coach)

UNDER-7 (born 2015 & 2016) – CO-ED 
• 4 vs. 4 format, includes goalkeeper
• 1 regular game per week (Day to be decided)
• 8 games plus Mini FOS Tournament (June 10-12)
• Practices: TBD (at discretion of coach)

We need coaches for each team and looking for volunteers. If interested please email David Pupo at davepupo6@gmail.com

Register at:  VarsityViewCA.rampregistrations.com

College Corridor Plan survey

College Corridor – Land Use Scenarios

Please budget at least 15-20 minutes to complete this survey. This survey will be open until the end of Friday December 10.

Corridor plans are a framework for future development to transform major streets, or “corridors” near the future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes into places for people. The College Corridor Plan covers the area located along College Drive and Preston Avenue, beside the University of Saskatchewan lands. For a map of the College Corridor Plan study area, background information about this project’s objectives and process, and to sign up for our Corridor Planning email newsletter, please visit saskatoon.ca/engage/college-corridor-plan.

In response to the input received from the community in early November, the project team has developed a few potential scenarios for distributing density in the study area. The goal of this survey is to build a single, refined option based on community input on the different potential scenarios presented here:
1) College Drive Scenario #1
2) College Drive Scenario #2
3) College Drive Scenario #3
4) Preston Scenario #1
5) Preston Scenario #2

Survey results are anonymous and no identifying information will be included in our reports, unless you are completing the survey on behalf of an organization and choose to provide your organization’s name in the “Tell us about yourself” section.

Survey Link

College Corridor Plan meeting

The next meeting on College Corridor Land Uses will be November 24th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., via Microsoft Teams. The link will be available on the City website 48 hours prior to the meeting.

This meeting will focus on:
– Results from the land use meetings and land use survey;
– Draft land use map options;
– Considerations and refinement of land use map options;

The session will be a ‘Town Hall’ format with presentations followed by a moderated Question & Answer period. No RSVP is necessary to attend.

https://www.saskatoon.ca/engage/college-corridor-plan

College Corridor Land Use Survey Now Live

Corridor plans are a framework for future development to transform major streets, or “corridors” near the future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes into places for people. The College Corridor Plan covers the area located along College Drive and Preston Avenue, beside the University of Saskatchewan lands.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our land use and density workshops last week. If you were unable to attend a workshop, or had to leave early, we have created an online survey exploring the same questions we did in the meetings. Please feel free to share this newsletter and the survey link with anyone you feel would be interested.

This survey will be open until the end of Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Because some of the questions are quite technical, the Project Team would be happy to help guide you through the survey – email corridorplans@saskatoon.ca for assistance.

To learn more about the College Corridor Plan, including future engagement opportunities, visit saskatoon.ca/engage/college-corridor-plan. You can also send us an email atcorridorplans@saskatoon.ca.

Link to survey.

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.