Category Archives: VVCA

Sask Families Photo Contest

2018 Saskatchewan Families Photo Contest

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is a non-profit organization with a focus on reducing the occurrence of disabling conditions in children. We are committed to working collaboratively to promote primary prevention throughout the province. We share evidence-based information through print and web-based resources. We provide education and training on all of our areas of focus.

Our programs and areas of focus include: Child Injury Prevention, Child Traffic Safety, Community Action Program for Children (CAPC), Early Childhood Mental Health, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention, Youth Action for Prevention, Maternal and Infant Health, Nobody’s Perfect Parenting, and Sexual and Reproductive Health.

As part of our ongoing education and resource creation, we are holding a 2018 Saskatchewan Families Photo Contest!

The purpose of the photo contest is to create a calendar that represents a diverse group of families from Saskatchewan and provide us with photos to use in our future resources. Your participation in this contest is greatly appreciated and is free to enter. Please go to https://skprevention.ca/welcome-to-the-2018-saskatchewan-families-photo-contest/ for more information and to upload your photos today.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
1319 Colony Street, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2ZX1
Bus. (306) 651-4303

Our Goal is Healthy Children

City Collection Calendar

NOTICE
Your yearly collection calendar is going paperless for 2019

Get your calendar the way you want it: search your home address for a printable calendar or add it to your electronic calendar applications, such as Outlook, iCal or Google. Need help? Call our customer service centre at 306-975-2486 or email. We’ll even send you reminders via email, phone, text message, Twitter or with our Saskatoon Recycle & Waste app on Google Play or the App Store.

saskatoon.ca/collectioncalendar

The Garden Patch

The Garden Patch is a community-driven urban agriculture initiative. Our mission is to grow nutritious produce for distribution in emergency food baskets at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre’s (SFBLC). Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, we harvested 17,825 lbs of fresh produce in 2017.

Open May 1st to Sept 29th
Hours: Tuesday: 10 am – 3 pm, Wednesday: 3 pm – 8 pm, Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm, Saturday: 12 pm – 4 pm
Location: 900 Block of 3rd Ave North, between Duke and Duchess Streets

In order to have another successful year, we need volunteers! To become a volunteer at the Garden Patch:

1. Drop-in when you are free! Each week we have scheduled volunteer drop-in hours. You do not have to register in advance, simply stop by! If you are interested in becoming a regular volunteer you will be provided with a 20-minute orientation that includes information about safety, expectations, and opportunities.

2. Plan a morning or afternoon of volunteering for your group, organization or business! To book your volunteer date, email:garden.patch@saskatoonfoodbank.org

There are no costs associated with any of these volunteer opportunities and you don’t need to have any gardening experience to help out!! In addition to all of the necessary tools we provide support and instruction!

Individuals who volunteer for more than 30 hours are eligible to receive a volunteer reference from a staff member. Therefore, volunteering at the Garden Patch is an excellent opportunity to build a resume and gain valuable work experience.

In addition, check out our FREE workshop series! Visit the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre’s events page for a complete list of workshops.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or getting or your community organization involved, please contact garden.patch@saskatoonfoodbank.org

Saskatoon Food Bank website

VVCA Outdoor Soccer

https://www.picatic.com/event15207789625297
SEASON LENGTH: May 1st to June 28th
DIVISIONS and GAME DATES:

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)

City of Saskatoon Come & Grow

City-wide Community Open House
March 7, 4:30 – 8:30 PM

Western Development Museum

A come and go event with something for everyone, including the kids.

Let’s get the conversation started on:
– transforming our transit system
– redevelopment around our major roads
– improvements in neighbourhood design

Everyone is welcome!


If you can’t make it to the event, check out all engagement opportunities at saskatoon.ca/engage and use #GrowYXE on social media to share your thoughts about our plans for growth (Bus Rapid Transit, Corridor Planning, Transit Villages, etc.)

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.

Facebook event

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.

U of S Book Club: Thomas King

2018 Arts & Science Book Club selection:
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King

The College of Arts & Science will welcome award-winning author Thomas King at two free public events on Jan. 29, 2018. Alumni, students and the wider college community are invited to read The Inconvenient Indian in anticipation of the author’s visit to campus.

Monday, Jan. 29
Reading and Discussion with Thomas King
2:00–3:30 pm
Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, 5 Campus Dr.

My Writing Life: An Interview with Thomas King
Join journalist Betty Ann Adam for a conversation with Thomas King about his life and work.
7:00–8:30 pm
Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building, 107 Administration Pl.


About Thomas King:
Thomas King is an award-winning writer whose fiction includes Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water and The Back of the Turtle, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award. His non-fiction book The Truth About Stories won the Trillium Book Award, while The Inconvenient Indian won the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the RBC Taylor Prize. A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Thomas King has taught at the University of Lethbridge and was chair of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota before moving to the University of Guelph, where he taught until he retired. He lives in Guelph with his partner, Helen Hoy.

Archives Week

February 4-10, 2018

Archives Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of February.
Events featured during past Archives Weeks have included phone-ins shows on Radio; celebrity reading events, open houses and evenings of films in archives across Saskatchewan or of archival value to the province, a screening of the 1973 Saskatchewan-made film Paperback Hero was an example.

The “Archives Pavilion” at the Saskatoon Heritage Festival has been a regular feature in Saskatoon, but other events in communities including Cut Knife, Humboldt, LaRonge, Lloydminster, Melfort, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, St. Isidore de Bellevue, Shaunavon, Swift Current, Wilcox and many more across the province.

Archives Week will continue to be an annual event, celebrated during the first full week of February starting on the Sunday.


“Night at the Roxy: Archival Variety Show,”
February 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at 320 20th Street West, Saskatoon, featuring readings, films, and an interactive display from the Western Development Museum. The fourth film in the Provincial Archives’ video series “From the Prairies to the Trenches” will be shown at the event

The 2018 Saskatoon Heritage Festival, February 4th, afternoon, at the Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue, Saskatoon.

To learn more about the many activities taking place throughout the province, please visit: http://www.scaa.sk.ca/public-awareness/archives-week/.