Library Knowlympics

Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) is launching our 2nd Annual Knowlympics, an all-ages summer learning program. On Saturday, June 2 we will host our kick-off event at Frances Morrison Central Library.

Challenge runs from June 1 to August 15, 2018
Kick-off Event: Frances Morrison Library, Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Pick up your challenge passport & register at any SPL location beginning June 1.


Summer Rocks at SPL: Performers on Parade, Book Camp, Imagination Camp, Tween STEAM, Stories in the Park, Puppet Shows & more!

Bingo de Mayo THANKS!

Thanks to all those in the community who came out the the annual spring social – Bingo de Mayo – on Saturday May 5! A great time was had by all, with great Mexican food from La Bamba Cafe (labambacafe.ca), some fun and wacky bingo games and also a chance to do some visiting with friends and neighbours.

A special thank you to those businesses and individuals in the community who donated items for prizes. The prizes were coveted by the winners of the games and made a special night even better – so thanks very much to:
– Collector’s Choice Art Gallery & Framing
– Amigos Cantina
– Broadway Cafe
– Broadway theatre
– Outter Limits
– The better good
– Tammy’s hair care
– Nica’s women’s clothing and accessories
– Darma Chakra imports
– Rocket Mental (Dean Shaw)
– Traxx Footwear
– Allan Woo
– Dr. Frank Hohn

The Listen Project now open

The Government of Saskatchewan’s program for survivors of sexual violence, The Listen Project, is now open to the public.

The program provides legal advice to survivors of sexual violence, and is hosted by Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA).

“We acknowledge that Saskatchewan has unfortunately high rates of sexual victimization and recognize sexual violence survivors often need help in responding to and overcoming such violence,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said. “The government stands with these survivors, and this program is a testament to our ongoing commitment to address the problem of sexual violence in Saskatchewan.”

Survivors of sexual violence can contact the program online at https://listen.plea.org/ or by phone toll-free at 1-855-258-9415. Under the program, clients can receive a referral for up to two hours of free legal information and advice. Where needed, an additional two hours of free legal assistance may be approved.

“The Listen Project is designed to help survivors overcome some of the barriers in accessing the justice system by helping them understand their legal rights and options,” PLEA Executive Director Joel Janow said. “PLEA is very excited to be part of this important project and looks forward to helping survivors of sexual violence find their voice.”

Funding for the program was provided by the Department of Justice Canada through the Federal Justice Victims Fund. As a pilot project, the program has been provided with enough funding to run until March 2021.

“Sexual assault can have devastating and traumatic impacts on victims and survivors, yet is one of the most underreported crimes in Canada,” Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould said. “Our government is committed to breaking down the barriers that may discourage reporting, and to ensuring that we have the tools in place to support those who do come forward. I am very pleased that the Government of Canada is able to help fund this important initiative.”

The Listen Project handles cases that involve sexual assault, sexual harassment in the workplace and historical sexual abuse. The program is free, and has no age restrictions or limitations on how much time has passed since an incident of sexual violence occurred. The only limitation is that the sexual violence must have occurred in Saskatchewan. Incidents of sexual violence do not need to be reported to the police for clients to be eligible for the program.

River Safety Day

Saturday, May 05, 2018
Location: River Landing, Spadina Crescent East
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Website: www.theprairielily.com

The City of Saskatoon has proclaimed Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th as River Safety Weekend. A group of river user organizations are gathering to present a Public Demo & Participation Day on Saturday, May 5th at River Landing. Prairie River Cruises Ltd. is hosting the event and further information is available at Saskatoon River Safety on Facebook.

Solar Powered Car Share

A new Saskatoon neighbourhood gets car powered by the sun

On April 30, 2018 at 10 a.m., at the Arrand Block (520/522/524–11th Street East), in the parking lot behind the building, the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES), along with partners, will launch Saskatoon’s second 100% solar powered electric vehicle as part of a car-sharing program. Renewable Rides is an innovative program that is adding 100% solar-powered electric vehicles to the Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative’s fleet of cars.

Who: The Saskatchewan Environmental Society, the Saskatoon CarShare Cooperative, Affinity Credit Union, Saskatoon Light & Power, the SES Solar Cooperative, Sun Country Highway, Saskatchewan Research Council, ExaEnergy, Radiance Co-housing, and Wardell Gillis Law
What: The launch of Saskatoon’s second 100% solar-powered electric vehicle in a public car-share
Where: 520/522/524–11th Street East (in the parking lot behind the building), Saskatoon, SK
When: April 30, 2018, 10 a.m.
Why: To announce the second 100% solar-powered electric car as part of the Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative’s fleet—the first in the Nutana neighbourhood

More information about the Renewable Rides program is available on the SES website: http://environmentalsociety.ca/programs/renewable-rides/


Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is a non-profit, registered charity that is committed to supporting sustainable living and sustainable resource use in Saskatchewan. We work with, and on behalf of, communities, organizations, businesses and policy makers to encourage informed decision making that moves us towards sustainability. SES’s current action areas include sustainable energy and climate solutions, water protection, resource conservation, biodiversity preservation, and reduction of toxic substances. Our work in Saskatchewan spans Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and our office is located in Saskatoon on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional territory of Cree Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Softball Fundraiser

SASKATOON SELECTS U14 and U16
BOYS SOFTBALL FUNDRAISER

STEAK SUPPER (or Chicken)
Oven Roast Potatoes, Garlic Bread, Caesar Salad

CASH BAR
BARROW OF BOOZE DRAW (Lottery License # SR18-0250)
DESSERT AUCTION
SILENT AUCTION
50 / 50 DRAW (Lottery License # SR18-0293)

Thursday May 3rd, 2018
Doors Open 6:00pm
Supper Served at 7:00pm

$20.00 Adults
$15.00 Children (chicken tenders meal)

CONTACT:
Sally Ifill, Team Manager/Treasurer U14 (306.914.8547 or sallyifill@yahoo.com)
Jennifer Schafer-Paquette, Team Manager/Treasurer U14 (306.230.8693 or jcme955@gmail.com)
Brad Farmer, Team Manager U16 (306.260.8889 or brad_krazy@hotmail.com)

Perogy Fundraiser

2nd Annual Saints Peter and Paul Parish Perogy Fundraiser

Date: Sunday May 6, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Church Auditorium (corner of 10th Street East & Munroe Avenue)

Plate includes perogies & mushroom sauce, fried cabbage, sausage, dessert and beverage

Admission by advance tickets only.
Adults: $15.00
Children 6 – 12 years: $8.00
Children under 6 years: Free

Tickets available at Rectory office. Please call 306-343-6516 or email sspp@sasktel.net
Ticket deadline: Tuesday May 1, 2018

Supper, Silent Auction, Raffles, 50/50
Frozen perogies will be available for sale: 5 dozen bag for $25.00

Website

Recycle for VVCA

Do you like to collect pop cans and bottles for recycling? Do you like to donate to worthy causes?

Now you can do both! Drop off your recyclable containers at any Saskatoon SARCAN location and either tell them to put your refund toward “VVCA” or use the Drop & Go system with the group account “VVCA“. Your refund will be directed to VVCA and then used for community projects in our neighbourhood.

With Drop & Go there is no waiting in line. Just punch your account into the terminal, tag your bags with the sticky labels generated and then drop your bags off at the counter. Easy.


Drop & Go is a new service that SARCAN is offering at our larger depots in cities and towns across Saskatchewan. When the line gets long, Drop & Go is an easy way to drop off your containers without having to wait.

SARCAN Drop & Go information

Bike to Work Day 2018

You are invited to participate in Bike to Work Day YXE on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Saskatoon Cycles in partnership with the City of Saskatoon is pleased to host Bike to Work Day YXE 2018


About Bike to Work Day:

Bike to Work Day (BTWD) is an annual event that promotes and celebrates the bicycle as a viable mode of transportation. BTWD has now grown into a widespread event with countless bicyclists taking to the streets in an effort to get commuters to try bicycling to work as a healthy and safe alternative to driving alone.

The Commuter Stations are the backbone of Bike to Work Day and brighten what for many is a routine commute, and each year we aim to have a number of Bike to Work Day Commuter Stations all over Saskatoon.

Host a Commuter Station:

If you or your business or organization is interested in hosting or co-hosting a BTWD Commuter Station please contact our BTWD co-ordinator, jenthoma@saskatooncycles.org. Co-hosting with other local businesses or organizations allows for friendly collaboration, assistance with costs and more human power to run your station. Commuter Station possibilities are endless and could include snack and beverage stations, giveaways, discounts for cyclists, bike maintenance and more.

For full details of BTWD YXE, please visit our website biketoworkdayYXE and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SaskatoonCycles

NatureCity Festival 2018

Event Name: NatureCity Festival
Date: May 22 – 27 2018
Cost: Free
Website: wildaboutsaskatoon.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildaboutyxe/
Description: All Ages

NatureCity Festival is a week-long festival featuring 50+ events to help you discover, explore and experience nature in Saskatoon! We invite urban residents, students, families, urban planners, artists, educators, community leaders, businesses and organizations to explore the vital role of nature in our prairie city and life.

Our city is a living network of rivers and streets, trees and office towers, prairies and yards. We are a city of contrasts unified by the natural networks that hold our ecosystem together. NatureCity Festival 2018 uses the Cree concept Âniskopicikêwin (pronounced ahnsko-pich’-kewin) to describe these vital connections.

NatureCity Festival is your opportunity to explore the vitality of urban nature in our city through experiential events, workshops, dynamic speakers, guided tours, citizen science projects, music, art, performance and more!

We want to show off the wild side of the Saskatoon: the magnificent river valley, parks, conservation areas, gardens and urban forests, together with the fascinating creatures and native plants that surround us. Celebrate the assets and diversity of nature in Saskatoon and deepen your understanding, appreciation and access to urban nature through experience, exploration and education.

We respectfully acknowledge that NatureCity Festival is situated on Treaty 6 territory and traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.

Join us on the trails, the rivers, the sidewalks, and the flyways to celebrate Saskatoon’s wild side.


Event Name: Nature Needs Half | NatureCity Festival Presents Harvey Locke
Date: Friday May 25 2018
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Aden Bowman Castle Theatre Saskatoon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/202996890459245/
Description: All Ages

Wild about Saskatoon is delighted to announce that Dr. Harvey Locke will be the keynote speaker at this year’s NatureCity Festival, May 22-27, 2018.

Harvey Locke is one of Canada’s and the world’s most respected voices for the protection of wildness. And he is coming to Saskatoon, as chair of the Nature Needs Half movement, to deliver an urgent message.

The Nature Needs Half movement begins with the recognition that nature needs sufficient space to function properly for the benefit of all life on our planet. In most ecosystems, science demonstrates that at least half of the region must be protected to ensure the Earth’s resilience in the face of environmental change. We only have to look around us or listen to the news to know that conservation efforts to date have not been sufficient to sustain life on Earth.

What does the knowledge mean for those of us who live along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River? How do we transform the bold vision of Nature Needs Half into an achievable strategy?

Harvey Locke will be addressing these questions at a public event at the Castle Theatre in Aden Bowman Collegiate from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the evening of May 25. We hope that you will be able to join us.

About Harvey:
Harvey is a conservationist, writer, and photographer, and worked closely with First Light Films on Wild Ways. He is a recognized global leader in the field of parks, wilderness and large landscape conservation. He is a founder of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and of the Nature Needs Half Movement. His work has been featured in films and television programs in many countries and his photography has been used in numerous publications. His popular writing has been published in English, French and Spanish, he has co-curated art shows about Nature in major North American museums, and he has written many peer reviewed articles. Named one of Canada’s leaders for the 21st century by Time Magazine, he has received many awards for his work including IUCN’s Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award for outstanding service to the worlds protected areas. He lives in Banff National Park, Canada.

https://natureneedshalf.org/

Music for the Gut 8

MUSIC For The GUT ‘8’

Thursday, August 23
TCU Place!
Tickets: https://tcutickets.ca

BEST Variety Show in Saskatoon! 8th annual for Crohn’s & Colitis Canada!
Jordie Hughton-artistic director, Kristen Raney-choral director, Jared Tehse-pianist.
Guests: Jay Semko, Brianna Burtt, Stephen Maguire and Theresa Sokyrka.
Soloists: William Boan-violin and Gerard Weber-sax.
55 performers! 15-piece Gut Banda!
http://musicforthegut.com

Youth Writing Workshop

‘Kick-start your Imagination’ Writing Workshop – for young writers ages 11 – 16 (age range can be flexible)
Led by award-winning author, Arthur Slade www.arthurslade.com

This workshop will include finding the answer to questions that every author confronts every day: How to put a bang into your beginning? What goes into creating a character? Do brainstorms hurt? There will be time to write and discuss many of the different techniques of writing a story, poem or novel. This will be a fun literary adventure!

Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street, Saskatoon
Thursday, May 24th – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 – includes materials

Please contact
Janice Cook
Creative Writing Seeds Ltd.
www.creativeseeds.ca
(306) 979-1463 to register.

Letters of Love

You are invited to The Refinery, 609 Dufferin Avenue, on Sunday, April 15th, between 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Refinery will join Author, and writer-in residence at St. Paul’s Hospital, Kristine Scarrow, to host a drop-in community event to support Letters of Love.

Letters of Love is an initiative that aims to offer comfort and words of support and encouragement, to patients and their families during challenging times, through heartfelt letters or cards written by members of the community. As Writer-in-Residence at St. Paul’s Hospital, Kristine knows the power of this initiative and sees it as a way to strengthen the bond between community and the patients at St. Paul’s, through words. An impactful initiative that we hope you will be a part of.

Please drop-in to write or draw a message with us. This is a free community event, all materials will be provided and all ages are welcome! Coffee, tea, and juice will be served.

Avalon Soccer Tournament

Aurora Soccer Soccer Club in Saskatoon Saskatchewan would like to invite your team to our 22nd Annual Harder Avalon Classic Soccer Tournament.

Date: June 1-3, 2018
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Our tournament accepts U7s to U19.
Adults are also invited to enter our tournament, we have a mens, ladies and coed groupings. We have a rec and competitve competition, with the competitve 1st place winner winning $1000.00
To register: https://auroratournaments.goalline.ca/registration_team.php?id=3874
If you have any questions about registration please contact our registrar:
Gail Bastien
e-mail: tournament@aurorasoccer.ca

YAS Basketball Camps

All you need to do is ask us.

You can get a $50.00 camp discount certificate to attend one of eight week-long basketball day camps to be held at Saskatoon’s Cosmo Civic Centre this July and August . . . just for asking.

Just email us at info@yas.ca or text us at 306-242-2425 and say, ‘Please send me a discount certificate.’ We’ll hustle it right to you.

Everyone is welcome. We have a skill level and age group for everyone.


These discount certificates are funded by donations from
Canadian Tire Jump Start Charities
City of Saskatoon
Hall*Comm Trust
Saskatchewan Lotteries
Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority