Please support our Varsity View Community Association Rink Renovation Project Raffle!
Our local Varsity View community skating rink brings together adults and children alike for fun with friends and family all winter long with skating and hockey. It feels like old fashioned place where friends and strangers meet, come and go, join an informal game of hockey or skate around and have a chat. From young kids, to college students, to grandparents, all play together and the natural harmony created is infectious.
This community rink is in dire need of a renovation, as the boards and fences are damaged and even dangerous. We are hoping to raise money to re-fence, re-board and regrade the rink, but we must raise money to make this dream a reality!
We created a raffle with the following fabulous prizes, some donated by businesses in our community:
Grand Prize: $1500 cash 2nd Prize: $200 cash plus Crew Rowhouse 12 class pass valued at $225
3rd Prize: $200 cash plus $175 All in the Wild Gallery gift certificate
4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Prize: $50 D’lish by Tish gift cards
3 tickets for $10 or 1 ticket for $5 Draw date: FEBRUARY 23, 2021
Covid-19 put a damper on our fundraising efforts, and the need for community members to play outside all year-round is greater than ever!
We offer contactless ticket purchase by emailing email@example.com, and using e-transfer to that email. We will send you a picture of the tickets and ticket numbers, and if you desire the original tickets we will mail them to you.
This is a great local cause and every dollar raised is a dollar that goes straight to the renovation!
Bicycles, sports equipment, as well as tools are being stolen out of vehicles and outbuildings (detached garages, sheds). Saskatoon Police are noticing that the people responsible for the thefts are either wandering around your neighborhood at night checking door handles of vehicles, and buildings. If any vehicles or buildings is found to be unlocked, these people help themselves to whatever property they can get ahold of.
Saskatoon Police Services are requesting that if you have anything of value, anything you don’t want stolen, please take it into your homes. If you have bikes, please lock the bike up with the appropriate bike locks, and then please lock the garage or outbuildings you have it stored in.
The Police have laminated signs, “All Valuables Removed” that you can pick up from Saskatoon Police Service. They are used to place in your vehicle to deter people breaking in.
We are all responsible for the security of our homes, and property, and working together we can prevent crime.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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.
Saskatoon Minor Basketball Association are preparing for the upcoming season with a soft opening through the summer to get an early start and to generate interest and awareness. Our registration website will be opening on July 12 and will continue into the fall.
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.
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 email@example.com.
From Councillor Cynthia Block: I hope you will join in on Tuesday, March 30th to learn and ask questions about community safety trends in our ward, and how to keep our neighbourhoods safe. No need for an app, just go to my websiteand click the link that will be provided.
Have your say in the future of the University Sector Plan
The University of Saskatchewan has nearly 1,000 acres of endowment land located within five kilometers of downtown Saskatoon. These important lands provide critical resources that strategically support the university’s teaching, learning and research mission.
In 2008 a land-use task force was formed, bringing together the University of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Meewasin Valley Authority and the Province of Saskatchewan, to create ‘Vision 2057.’‘Vision 2057’, in alignment with the City of Saskatoon’s growth plan and strategic infill initiatives, identifies university endowment lands that are suitable for commercial and residential development opportunities, along with the creation of multi-use community facilities, parks and open spaces, and also preserves abundant space for learning and research activities.
Recognizing the importance of developing these lands in a sustainable way that benefits everyone in Saskatoon, the City and University entered a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a Sector Plan for the area. Developing the Plan involved consultation with community partners and stakeholders, and it provides the framework within which the area will be planned and developed.
The result of this partnership and outreach, the University Sector Plan, is a shared vision of land use and development that will have a positive impact for the city, its residents and the University community.
Regarding the City of Saskatoon Corridor Growth Plan and development on Main Street – this will be discussed and voted on at the next City Council meeting, Tuesday February 22, 2021.If you wish to have your views known on either or both of these issues, consider writing a letter to your Councillor, or applying to speak at the Council meeting.
If you would like to mail a letter, address them to each councillor and to the mayor and send to: City Hall, 222 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5.
Letters can be submitted up to the day before the meeting but requests to speak, or to have something on the council agenda, has to be in the Tuesday before council meets by noon (noon Tuesday the 16th).
Council, Standing Policy Committees, and Governance and Priorities Committee meetings are broadcast live, and can be viewed while the meeting is taking place. Please note that the video may take a moment or two to start playing on your computer and you will only see a live stream if a public meeting is in session. For past meetings, view archived broadcasts of meetings.
The 14th Street East Bikeway, Pedestrian, and Traffic Safety Improvement Project will be presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation on Monday, February 1. The report is available for review through the public agenda.
If you would like to submit a letter or request to speak at the Committee or Council meetings, please submit the online form by 8:00 am on the day of the meeting. The form and details regarding letters to Committee/Council are available on the City of Saskatoon website.
The census paints a portrait of Canada’s population and the places where we live. Information from the census will ensure that your community has the data it needs for planning schools, daycare, housing, hospitals, emergency services, roads, public transportation, and employment skills training.
Statistics Canada is currently hiring approximately 32,000 people for census enumerator and crew leader positions across Canada. Be part of a great undertaking and join our 2021 Census team!