City BRT Engagement

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Broadway and Downtown engagement events November 6th and 8th. We really appreciated your feedback and the opportunity to talk to you.

We are holding Bus Rapid Transit engagement events around the city over the next couple of weeks. We will have information on potential routing on-site, as well as knowledgeable staff members to answer any questions you may have. You will also have the opportunity to let us know what route options work best for you. For the most up-to-date listing please visit saskatoon.ca/engage as dates or locations may be subject to change.

November 16 – Midtown Plaza 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
November 20 – Place Riel (North Concourse) 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 20 – 1st Avenue (Bus) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
November 21 – Lawson Mall 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
November 22 – The Centre Mall 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
November 26 – Stonebridge Bus Terminal 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
November 27 – College Drive (Varsity View): 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Albert Community Centre, 610 Clarence Avenue South
November 28 – Market Mall 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
November 28 – Market Mall Transit Terminal 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
November 29 – Downtown Transit Terminal 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
December 4 – 3rd Avenue (Bus) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
December 4 – Alice Turner Library 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
December 5 – Broadway Avenue (Bus) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SCOA Events

Get set for winter with our Warm Up to Winter event!
Free to attend – phone 306-652-2255. Limit of 120 participants.
Walk the track, enjoy music, entertainment and hot drinks
November 22 1 pm to 3:15 pm
Saskatoon Field House – registration in lobby


Seniors Tech Buddy Workshop
Learn to use your tech device or the latest applications in one-on-one instruction from local high school students
November 13 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
St. Joseph’s High School – 115 Nelson Road
Cost: $10 registration fee
Phone 306-652-2255

Saskatoon Council on Aging website

City BRT Sessions

As a stakeholder in the future of Downtown and Nutana, we want to hear from you! The City of Saskatoon will be holding two Come & Go Engagement Sessions in both the Downtown and Nutana areas to provide information on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, as well as additional information on the proposed Downtown All Ages and Abilities (AAA) Cycling Network. We want to work with you to ensure that the needs of everyone who uses Saskatoon’s roads are met.

These engagement sessions are an opportunity for you to review potential BRT routing and Downtown AAA Cycling Network options. We will listen to your comments and gather your input on preferences and considerations on both initiatives, prior to City Council deciding on these plans in early 2019. The proposed BRT routing options are shown below. Please consider attending an engagement session to have your say about the future of transportation in Saskatoon.

DOWNTOWN:
November 6, 2018

3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Garden South Room – 90 22nd Street East.
This location is wheelchair accessible.

NUTANA:
November 8, 2018

3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Anglican Church, Hasalam Hall (basement), 609 Dufferin Avenue.
This location is wheelchair accessible. Parking will be available on the street and behind the building.

SCOA Events

The Saskatoon Council on Aging is a non-profit, community-based organization serving the approximately 79,000 older adults in Saskatoon and area. Our vision is positive aging for all in age-friendly community.
Website


Looking for things to do this fall? Check out our art classes with instructor Cecilia Elizabeth from Riverhouse Gallery. To register for classes phone 306-652-2255.

Explosive Ink on Tile
Have an explosive time creating colourfully inked 6×6 ceramic tiles for your home or for the holiday season. There is no skill required – all supplies included. You will take home 4 amazing tiles and 2 stands for display. You won’t want to miss this fantastic fun-filled opportunity to add some vibrant colour into your life or to give a great gift to someone special.
Date: October 22, 2018 (3hrs) 1pm-4pm Cost: $50 per class

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card
Paint a watercolour Christmas card with snow laden pine tree against an evening winter sky. Explore watercolour techniques of frost salt, snow spatter, dark blue sky mix and scrub out for snow highlights. All supplies included.
Date: November 29, 2018 (3hrs) 1pm – 4pm Cost: $50 per class


Also check out our
Older Adults Life Skills Workshop
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

Service Canada presentation on a variety of programs and service offerings of interest to older adults. For information on CPP/OAS call Service Canada at 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) or visit online at www.canada.ca

Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc. (CLASSIC) presentation on Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and Wills. The law student can provide legal information only and will not be able to provide legal advice.

Registration fee charged by SCOA as a registration fee. Information on Government of Canada services and Classic is free.
$10 Registration Fee (snacks and coffee provided)
To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255.

YFF: I am War

Yorkton Film Festival
presents
I Am War
Monday November 5, 2018, 7:30 PM

Location: Grace Westminster United Church, 505 – 10th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0E3

The Yorkton Film Festival and Grace-Westminster United Church are hosting a film night Monday, November 5 at 7:30. This Remembrance Week event will feature I AM WAR, a documentary about veterans of the Afghan war.

Our speaker, Retired Colonel Malcolm Young, will talk about the war and its impact on Canadian military personnel. Young completed three tours of duty in Afghanistan and acted as a political liaison with government officials.

Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for the event. Refreshments will be served.

Bus Rapid Transit

As the days get shorter and the temperature takes a dip, The City of Saskatoon is planning a number of engagement events around the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. They are looking for your input on where you would like to see the BRT system travel – particularly with regard to routes Downtown and in the Broadway area. Watch for pop-up events occurring across Saskatoon starting the week of November 13th! Pop-ups will be announced a couple of days in advance on the City of Saskatoon’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofsaskatoon.

On November 6th and 8th the City will be holding Come and Go engagement events with the Downtown and Broadway Business Improvement Districts. If you have a business interest in these areas or are a resident, and would like to receive more information about these events, please email brt@saskatoon.ca
or call (306) 975-2475.

Fall Street Sweeping

Don’t get swept away!!

With winter trying to make an early entrance, crews are busy with the annual fall sweeping program! As you clear up leaves from your yard this fall we want to remind you that City street sweepers will be in your neighbourhood over the next couple of weeks, removing leaves and debris from roads in heavily treed neighbourhoods. Remember it’s illegal to push leaves onto the street (The Street Use Bylaw). Extra leaves on roadways can cause spring drainage issues. Leaves can be placed loose in your green cart, taken to compost depots, or bagged and put into black carts. Learn more at saskatoon.ca/leaves or call our 24-hour customer service centre at 306-975-2476.

The sweeping program is expected to start Monday, October 15, and is determined by the weather and the amount of leaves on the ground. Be on the lookout for the bright yellow No Parking signs that let you know your street is about to be swept – reminding you to move your vehicle off the street to avoid a possible ticket and tow. Find your neighbourhood sweeping schedule at saskatoon.ca/sweeping and monitor City of Saskatoon Service Alerts to hear about unexpected changes that can affect your sweeping day.


Buena Vista​​ – October 16 & 24
Nutana – October 16, 19 & 24
Varsity View (North) – North of 14th Street E Only – October 15 & 19
Holiday Park – Avenues Only – October 17
King George – Avenues Only​ – October 17
Riversdale* – Avenues Only​ – October 23
Caswell Hill* – East of Avenue H Only – October 18 & 22
Mayfair* – Avenues Only – October 22
City Park* – East of 3rd Avenue and South of Duchess Street – October 15, 18 & 23

Children’s Museum Finish Line Event

Nutrien Children’s Discovery Museum
Finish Live Event

October 12, 13, 14, 2018
Market Mall

Pop-up museum by the food court. Admission by donation.
Friday, October 12, 9:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14, 10:00 – 4:00 PM

Your donation could put us over the finish line!

The Nutrien Children’s Discover Museum will open in Spring 2019 in the fully re-purpsoed Mendel Building.

Inktober 2018

Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober Drawing Challenge by doing one ink drawing a day for the entire month and posting those drawings to social media with the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2018.

Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

https://inktober.com

Financial Literacy

READ Saskatoon hosts a six part series of financial literacy workshops to adults, providing solid financial literacy information to help make informed financial decisions.

The 12-hour program is based on the Momentum Money Management Training, the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy Training materials, and resources provided by financial experts in our community. The workshop series includes:

WED. SEPT. 12, 2018 – Asset Building: Participants will explore their five asset areas by recognizing and valuing their various assets and identifying areas they need to strengthen to build a more sustainable and stable livelihood.
WED. SEPT 19, 2018 – Banking: Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of banking and the basic tools and guiding principles to assist them with their banking experiences.
Wed. SEPT. 26, 2018 – Budgeting: Participants will experience a number of hands-on activities designed to build knowledge of the value and process of budgeting. Each participant will develop or revisit their budget, based on their unique financial needs, wants and circumstances.
WED. OCT. 3, 2018 – RESP: This workshop explores the benefits of investing in a child’s educational future. Learn how you save with the Canada Learning Bond and the Canada Education Savings Grant.
WED. OCT. 10, 2018 – Credit/Debt repayment: This customized workshop explores the importance of building good credit, how to avoid credit crisis, debt repayment strategies and how to repair credit history.
WED. OCT. 17, 2018 – Consumerism: Participants will gain awareness about consumerism, advertising and its effects through hands on activities and discussion.

6:00 – 8:00 PM
READ Saskatoon offices, #2 – 706 Duchess Street
Register by calling READ Saskatoon at 306-652-5448 on on the website https://www.readsaskatoon.com/events.html

YFF: Howland’s Honey

Yorkton Film Festival
presents
Howland’s Honey
Monday October 1, 2018, 7:30 PM

Location: Grace Westminster United Church, 505 – 10th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0E3

An in-depth look at how the owners of Howland’s Honey near Canora, SK go about running a buzzing bee business. Sarah Wood, PhD Student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will talk about the importance of bees to the environment.

Everyone is welcome. Presented free of charge.

FREE Arthritis Symposium

PAIN: RELIEF IS WITHIN REACH
FREE Arthritis Symposium with Webcast and Resource Fair

Chronic pain is a reality for millions of Canadians living with arthritis – but there are ways to manage your pain and preserve your quality of life. This interactive, three-city live event is hosted by the Arthritis Society with access to experts in the field increase your understanding of chronic pain and how to keep it from taking control of your life.
Seats are limited – register today at arthritis.ca/prairiesymposium or call 1-800-321-1433

DATE: Sat. Nov. 3, 2018, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
LOCATION: Radisson Hotel, 405 – 20 Street, SASKATOON

SPEAKERS: Live In Saskatoon: Trevor Donald, Saskatoon Physiotherapist
Via webcast from Edmonton: Dr. Sana-Ara Ahmed, Anesthesiologist, Chronic Pain & Cannabinoid Medicine
Via webcast from Winnipeg: Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy, Rheumatologist & Arthritis Researcher

COST: FREE! Includes lunch

Learn about
– Pain research & management
– Cutting edge treatments
– Finding information & support
– The importance of lifestyle choices

Can’t attend in person? Register for the two-hour WEBCAST

Canadian Light Source Tours

CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE TOURS DURING GLOBAL BIOTECH WEEK

September 24, 2018 – September 28, 2018
Venue: Canadian Light Source
Address: 44 Innovation Boulevard
City: Saskatoon, SK S7N 2V3
Time: 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Recurrence: Recurring every week day

Free 1-hour tours are offered at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. From cutting-edge plant imaging to mine remediation, and studying everything from cancer to new fertilizers, this tour will introduce you to today’s big biotech research questions being explored at Canada’s only synchrotron!

NatureCity Festival Planning

October 4, 7PM, Amigos Cantina

What is your WILDEST dream for Saskatoon? Join us for a night of ‘lightning talks’, celebration and fun, as we begin planning for NatureCity Festival 2019.

Join us in the back room at Amigo’s Cantina (806 Dufferin Ave) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 4 for an evening of music, snacks, good company and inspired conversation. This event is free, and drinks will be available for purchase.

Find more information HERE.

p.s. If you want to get involved in the Festival but can’t come out on Thursday, please shoot us an email. There are lots of opportunities for volunteers, and we’d love to have you join us.