Culture Days 2017

Friday September 29 – Sunday October 1, 2017

Millions of Canadians engage in thousands of free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations and municipalities in communities across Canada. From Nunavut to New Brunswick, and from British Columbia to Baffin Island – and all points in between – we share all the inspiration, artistry, creativity and expression that reflects the mosaic of Canadian culture.

As a leading national voice for an active and engaged cultural life, we provide marketing and industry development resources that lead to greater cultural engagement. The Culture Days national awareness campaign culminates in a three-day celebration of the arts starting on the last Friday of September.

What We Do
Every Culture Days weekend features thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities where the public can discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, architects, curators, designers and other creative professionals in their communities.

With thousands of activities promoted through culturedays.ca, our digital channels, and national media partnerships, we drive a multi-level national awareness campaign designed to inspire and catalyze greater public arts participation in all Canadian communities.

Culture Days is a collaborative initiative that welcomes public participation. Everyone has a part to play in Culture Days whether you’re already passionate about the arts or interested in discovering something new.

culturedays.ca

Word on the Street 2017

September 24, 2017
Location: Broadway Avenue
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

The Word On The Street is moving to Broadway! Saskatoon’s annual celebration of Canadian authors and publishers is now in its seventh year, and after six successful festivals in downtown Saskatoon, will take place this year in the Broadway Business District area on Sunday, September 24.

Opening Ceremonies for this family friendly event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 24 with author presentations, exhibitors and other activities continuing between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

https://thewordonthestreet.ca/saskatoon/

Take Back the Night

September 21, 2017
Location: YWCA
Address: 510 25th St E
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

Take Back The Night is an annual rally and March that will be held this year at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 21st. The rally will begin at the YWCA on 25th street at 7:00pm. We will have a guest speaker that will raise awareness about gender-based violence issues followed by a March up 25th street and the College Drive Bridge.

All are welcome to help raise awareness of gender-based violence and to help create safe communities and respectful relationships. We are seeking to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.

*There will be an off duty city bus that can help transport anyone with mobility issues that would like to take part in the event. There will be refreshments and entertainment to follow the march.

Public Space Design Charrette

Residents of the Nutana neighbourhood are invited to participate in a design charrette to discuss options for the public space created by the closure of 14th Street between Temperance Street and Lansdowne Avenue (next to D’lish Cafe). The meeting will be jointly hosted by the City of Saskatoon, Transportation and Urban Design Divisions.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Starting at 1:00 pm

Please join us to discuss your ideas for this new public space. The meeting will be held in the public space, just outside of D’lish Cafe.

Please send comments to:
Nathalie Baudais, Transportation Engineer
Transportation & Utilities Department, City of Saskatoon
Email: nathalie.baudais@saskatoon.ca
Phone: 306-986-3097

Fall Photography Nature Walk

Join us for a nature walk at Beaver Creek Conservation area, with plenty of stops for taking photos. This is a free event for all photography levels and abilities. Come prepared with your camera/cellphone/picture taking device and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Led by Meghan Mickelson, who will give pointers on taking nature photos.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Location: Beaver Creek Conservation Area (just outside Saskatoon). Meet outside on the back deck.

We will walk the yellow and green trail (total distance 2.4 km).

About Meghan: A self taught photographer who has had a camera in her hand since she was 10, and spent many years working at a camera shop. Meghan lives in Saskatoon, where she is a mom, a volunteer, and an avid nature photographer.

More information and registration: http://saskoutdoors.org/event-calendar/post/fall-photography-nature-walk

Campus Advocate

RESULTS Canada (RC) is a non-profit national grassroots advocacy organization. For more than 30 years, we have worked to create the political will to end global poverty and demonstrate that individuals can make a difference when they employ their political power. A central element of our work is educating citizens and decision-makers about key problems and solutions associated with extreme poverty. To learn more watch our video here [http://www.results-resultats.ca/en/get-involved/].

Are you a post-secondary student looking for meaningful extra-curricular experience, and leadership opportunity?
Are you passionate about international development and sustainable solutions to end global poverty?
Do you want to be a part of an international community of advocates?
Would you like to learn and practice powerful communication skills and techniques in order to influence decision-makers?
Are you a change maker who wants to take actions having impact in the lives of millions of people?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then this opportunity could be the right fit for you! Central to RESULTS Canada’s mission are its citizen advocates, passionate people who convene to take action on and create change around the world’s most pressing issues. For the upcoming school year we are looking for enthusiastic leaders who want to take on the challenge of being an ambassador for RESULTS. Included below are some of the volunteer roles we are looking to fill. Please take a look to see which seems like the best fit for you.

Group Leader and Co-Leader will:
• Take advocacy actions on a RESULTS campaign. (Training provided)
• Inspire and lead a group of student volunteers to collectively learn and take actions on solutions to end extreme poverty. (Material and support provided)
• Mobilize the group to engage their wider community about issues and solutions to end extreme poverty and about the power of citizen’s voices.
• Support and coordinate the roles of the members in the team, and liaise with the RESULTS National Office and Community.

Outreach Ambassador will:
• Take advocacy actions on a RESULTS campaign. (Training provided)
• Reach out to students, teachers and community members to expand the reach of your RESULTS Canada group.
• Develop an outreach strategy to engage more people in taking advocacy actions on a RESULTS campaigns.

Logistics Ambassador will:
• Take advocacy actions on a RESULTS campaign. (Training provided)
• Coordinate bookings of rooms, meetings, tables and banner space.
• Manage database of contacts.

Internal Relations Ambassador will:
• Take advocacy actions on a RESULTS campaign. (Training provided)
• Liaise with club administration, other Club’s executives and, with the leader/co-leader, with RESULTS National Office and Community.
• Liaise and partner with other clubs in order to get more people involved in our campaigns against extreme poverty.

Promotions Ambassador will:
• Take advocacy actions on a RESULTS campaign. (Training provided)
• Manage the chapter’s social media presence.
• With the support of the National Office, create promotional materials to use on campus.
• Liaise with student and community media outlets, such as radio and newspapers.

As a RESULTS Canada advocate, you will have the chance to apply to participate in the group leader retreat and the RESULTS National conference happening. These two events are happening in Ottawa in 2018 and will offer valuable leadership training, networking and advocacy experiences. We will be providing a certain amount of bursaries to attend these events. In addition, there are always opportunities to apply for funding for events such as the annual International Conference in Washington were volunteers use their advocacy skills in a meeting with the World Bank, as an example.

To apply please fill out this form (https://resultscda.typeform.com/to/uiWWCh). If you have any questions you can send a message to Michele Bruneau at michele@results-resultats.ca

Police Chief Survey

The recruitment process for Saskatoon’s next Chief of Police is now fully underway.

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners wants to ensure that citizens have the opportunity to share their views and opinions about the top attributes and priorities in the selection of the new Police Chief.

The Commission has set up a very brief (just 4 questions) and anonymous survey that provides an opportunity for you to provide your views. The survey can be found on the Police Commission’s website at saskatoonpolicecommission.com in the top right corner of the home page. Clicking on “What Residents Want In Their Next Police Chief” will take you directly to the survey.

The Saskatoon Police Commission will use this response from the survey of the public to refine its selection criteria in the recruitment, selection and hiring of Saskatoon’s next Police Chief.

Aurora Indoor Soccer Tournament

Aurora Soccer Club in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan would like to invite you to our 1st Annual Aurora Indoor Soccer Tournament.

Registration will Close November 9, 2017
Date: November 24-26, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Our tournament accepts U7s all the way up to Adults Men’s and ladies including Coed.

If you have any questions about registration please contact our registrar: Gail Bastien at e-mail: tournament@aurorasoccer.ca

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Bus Stop Blues

“Bus Stop Blues” – Help shape the future of Saskatoon Transit and improve the transit experience! From now to Sept 20, 2017, post a photo and the location of the bus stop you would like to see improved, and add the hashtag #busstopbluesyxe.

Our Facebook and/or Twitter posts – Saskatoon Transit Twitter (@stoontransit) and City of Saskatoon Facebook and Twitter (@cityofsaskatoon) are also an easy way to share the information from your social media accounts to your neighbors.

Graffiti Reduction

Spring can often mean that it is graffiti season. Rinks are often a target for Graffiti. If you experience graffiti please follow these steps:
Record It – Take a picture of the graffiti vandalism as soon as it is identified.
Report It – Report all incidents of damage to your property by calling Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300.
Remove It – Remove graffiti from your property as quickly as possible. The faster and more frequently graffiti is cleaned up, the less it reappears.

What can I do if I see graffiti on someone else’s property?
To report graffiti vandalism on property other than your own call 975-2828.

More information can be found here: https://www.saskatoon.ca/services-residents/housing-property/graffiti-reduction

Play like a Girl

The City of Saskatoon’s Recreation and Community Development Division, in partnership with Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan, Sask Sport Inc., and Women in Sport – Physical Activity and Recreation, will be hosting Play Like a Girl on Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SaskTel Sports Centre (150 Nelson Road). Registrations are still being accepted for this free one-day event for girls, ages 10 to 14.

Test your agility and experience the sports of football, wrestling, and wheelchair basketball with world class athletes and coaches who will lead the day.

Agility with Anastasia Bucsis
Two-time Olympian – Speed Skating
Anastasia competed at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver and at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in Women’s Long Track 500 metres.

Football with Team Canada – Members of the Saskatoon Valkyries
Team Canada – Silver Medalists, 2017 International Federation of American Football Women’s World Championships

Wrestling with Jillian Gallays
Olympian – 53 kg Freestyle Wrestling
Jillian competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2014, she placed 3rd at the World Championships.

Wheelchair Basketball with Paralympic Coach Katie Miyazaki
Katie Miyazaki was an Assistant Coach for Team Canada at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Please register in advance by calling 306-975-3378 by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Canada Learning Bond

Do you have a child born in 2004 or later?
Do you receive the National Child Benefit Supplement?

Don’t miss out on $2,000 for their education. 70% of eligible families are not getting this federal benefit!
CALL ACORN CANADA TO REGISTER FOR THE CANADA LEARNING BOND
IF YOU QUALIFY, YOU WILL RECEIVE UP TO $2,000 TOWARDS YOUR CHILD’S COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY! CALL TOLL FREE: 1-866-991-0025

ACORN Canada is a not-for-profit membership community organization for low and moderate income families. Uniting communities for justice!
acorncanada.org

Government of Canada: Canada Learning Bond

Coffee with Your Councillor

Coffee with Your Councillor
Thursday Sept 7, 2017
7am -9am
Good Earth Cafe at 475 2nd Ave. S.
Hope to see you there!

These coffee events happen regularly, and to stay on top of this and other Council news, please following me on Facebook: cynthiablockward6.
You can also sign up for e-updates. Just send me an email cynthia.block@saskatoon.ca and I’ll send you the link.


Also visit Cynthia at the Broadway Street Fair on Saturday September 9, along with the Community Associations of Ward 6!