Fall 2017 Programming

Registration is Thursday, September 7 AND Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Brunskill School (Multi-Purpose Room), 101 Wiggins Avenue North.

A membership fee of $10/individual, $20/family per year is required to participate in programs and must be presented at the time of registration. A fee of $10 will apply to late registrations. Varsity View Community Association honours other community association memberships.

See Programs listing.

Community of Heroes 2017

This is your VIP invitation to Community of Heroes 2017

In Canada, 40,000 cardiac arrests occur each year. Survival for someone who has a cardiac arrest depends on bystanders knowing what to do and acting quickly, but, unfortunately, this action happens in less than one-third of these cases.

The Community of Heroes event aims to increase the bystander response to cardiac arrest by helping community members learn to do Hands–only CPR and how to use a defibrillator (AED).

And to top it off, everyone will have a chance to show off their new skills in our unique CPR relay!

Please join us at this event. Your participation will help Heart & Stroke and MD Ambulance create a Community of Heroes in Saskatoon.

Sunday, August 13, 2017
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Friendship Park
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Participate in this great event and take a turn in our CPR relay to help show all of Saskatoon how easy it is to save a life and encourage others to participate as well.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 4, 2017 by contacting Cecile Klein, Resuscitation Program Coordinator, cecile.klein@heartandstroke.ca or 306-500-6027.

Family-friendly, no experience required, and your participation takes less than an hour.

Lace Up to End Diabetes

Did you know that all the proceeds from the Lace Up event goes towards supporting the 276,000 people with Pre-Diabetes & Diabetes in Saskatchewan and fighting this disease?

The event is a 15 km Run, 10 km walk/run, 5 km family fun walk/run and a Kid Fun Run. The event is on Saturday, August 26th in Archibald Park, registration is at 7:30 am and the kids fun run starts at 9:15 am. Early bird discount deadline July 14, 2017.

Additional events include food and beverage tents, zumba and yoga sessions, bouncy castle and face painting and more!

Participants can register at www.runningroom.com or phone 306-700-2850.


Curbside Swap

Have clean, usable stuff to give away? Want free stuff? Plan your own Curbside Swap or participate in the city-wide Swap on September 9, 2017!

The Saskatoon Curbside Swap program is a series of community-organized events where residents place unwanted items in good condition – clearly marked FREE – on their curbs for anyone to pick up. At the end of the Swap day, residents return unclaimed items to their home along with their newfound treasures.

Giving used items a new home keeps them out of our landfill and swapping helps to build a sense of community. It’s a fun and environmentally friendly way to get rid of unwanted (but usable) items and to find free stuff!

To get started with organizing a community-wide swap, contact your Community Association. To help swap organizers promote their events, the City provides downloadable promotional postcards, posters and ‘free stuff’ signs. Promote your event and share your information with your friends on the 2017 Curbside Swap Facebook Event page at Saskatoon City News.

For more information, guidelines, and to download promotional materials to help with planning your own Swap, visit saskatoon.ca/curbsideswap or call 306-975-2487.

Please remember to obey all traffic laws and to watch for children. If you are posting signs, please take note of The Temporary Sign Bylaw – Bylaw No. 7491.


Saskatoon Public Library is launching an all-ages reading program this summer. They’ll be kicking the program off with an Opening Ceremony on Saturday, June 17 from 10 am to 3 pm at Frances Morrison Central Library. The program will run for 10 weeks and end August 25th. Participants can enter to win weekly prizes and a chance to win our grand prize.

Here is the link to the Library website for information on how the program will work. https://saskatoonlibrary.ca/knowlympics.

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

Saskatoon Police Services Community Night

Saskatoon City Police are hosting a Community Night on June 14, 2017. Last year Saskatoon Police Services hosted 3 of them (one for each division), but attendance wasn’t great. This year SPS is hosting one larger event to allow residents to interact with the Police force.

Saskatoon City Police Community Liaison Officers
Central Division:
Cst Dawn Epp
306-975-8032 dawn.epp@police.saskatoon.sk.ca

Northwest Division
Cst Jing Xiao
306-975-2296 jing.Xiao@police.saskatoon.sk.ca

East Division
Cst Imran Siraj
306-975-2267 imran.siraj@police.saskatoon.sk.ca

Summer spray pads open

Summer Spray Pads Open Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cool off this summer at any of the 17 City of Saskatoon spray pads located in various locations around the city. Summer spray pads will open for the season on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 10 a.m., and will be operational daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Please note, spray pad sites located on or near school grounds have timers and are set to turn spray features off during recess and lunch breaks. Shut-off times will vary according to individual school schedules. All spray pads are activated by push buttons located near the spray features.

To find a spray pad location near you, please visit www.saskatoon.ca/spraypads or call 306-975-3378

U of S Master Plan

The University of Saskatchewan is developing a new Campus Master Plan which will guide how the University will grow and develop over the coming years.

In June we are reaching out to our stakeholders for input. This will be an opportunity to provide input on topics such as connectivity to neighborhoods surrounding campus, transportation networks, outdoor landscapes, community gathering spaces, indigenous place-making, sustainability, winter city design and more.

We are planning a casual come and go event at Amigos on June 13th between 5pm and 7pm. This event is intended for the communities surrounding campus to have an opportunity to share their ideas. Please mark this in your calendars.

The event:
Our project team will be present to provide a brief overview and display sample images but the main objective is to provide an initial opportunity to share ideas, through candid conversation, on campus growth and development.

Kids in the Park Soccer

Kids in the Park
Monday to Friday
Jul 3 – Aug 24, 2017
City of Saskatoon Playground Program Locations
Schedule will be posted for 2017 on or before June 27

Program is free, no registration required, just drop in to your neighborhood playground!
Program travels to 45+ different City of Saskatoon playground centre sites and is instructed by certified soccer coaches!

For more information call Saskatoon Youth Soccer (306) 975-3413

Thank you Community Initiatives Fund, City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Soccer Association, Sask Lotteries, and Xtratime Sports Soccer Locker for your help in funding this summer’s Soccer Kids In the Park program!


Summer Camps

Royal Soccer Camps 2017
Program is open to all boys and girls aged 5 to 13 for any of our 9 weeks in July and August.
You can sign up for full day, morning or afternoon sessions with no-charge early drop off and late pickup care.

Kids Camps – University of Saskatchewan
From art, drama and music to nature, science and athletics, the University of Saskatchewan offers a wide range of educational fun under the sun for kids of all ages! From campus activities to field trips, your kids will get plenty of fresh air and exercise as they make new friends in our hands-on, creative learning environments. Our camp leaders are qualified instructors – with many of them being former kids’ camps participants themselves.
Aspiring Young Artists
Community Arts Program, College of Arts&Science
These week-long day camps are designed to provide children who love the arts with a safe, fun and creative atmosphere. Students will learn techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture.
Ecology Camps for Kids
College of Education
Children 8 to 11 years participate in a rich program of daily field trips and nature study in and around Saskatoon. Kids will visit scientists, study rocks, fossils, plants, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and Saskatchewan Endangered Species, and then undertake environmentally friendly projects to help them!
Summer Band Camps
Department of Music
Get ready to make some noise! Toot your own horn in full band, small ensembles, private lessons and more. Band Camp provides the perfect opportunity for musicians in grades 5–12 to learn new musical and technical skills, improve sound, make new friends, and have LOADS of fun!
Summer Kinesiology Programming
College of Kinesiology
Get active this summer! Try Children’s Activity Camps or a Dance Camp. We also offer personal and team training with HPC, Aquatic programs and a week-long camp for special needs children and youth.
Diefenbaker Youth History & Governance
Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC)
306.966.8384 or email dief.centre@usask.ca
How does our past affect the world today? Students from grades five to nine will explore Canadian democracy and the links between Canada’s history and current events. History – venture through Canada’s past. Politics – craft legislation and create political parties. Citizenship – debate current issues and interact with local experts.
Summer Academy for Voice and Piano
Call 306-374-7698 (Janice Paterson – voice) or 306-373-9739 (Bonnie Nicholson – piano)
New in Saskatoon! Open July 2016 to singers and pianists ages 13 to 18 with an emphasis on building a sense of community and experiencing the joy of music. Both solo instruction and ensemble opportunities offered.
Map Camp
Geography and Planning
306.966.1679 or email map.camp.2015@gmail.com
Map camp is designed to increase children’s understanding and curiosity about the world around them. Open to ages 8-12, this week long day camp includes one day at the Children’s Discovery Museum and will introduce children to basic mapping, navigation, and physical geography concepts in a fun and encouraging environment.
Sci-Fi Science Camps
College of Engineering
306.966.7755 / 1.866.556.8723
SCI-FI Science Camps promotes the love of science, engineering and technology to youth. Our camps for 5 to 14 year olds involve designing, building and experimenting with innovative hands-on projects in a fun atmosphere.
AgBio Discovery Camp
College of Agriculture and Bioresources
Explore just how much fun agriculture can be! Experience a week of interactive science experiments, animal care and activities centered around agriculture. Camps open to kids entering grades 3–6 this fall.
Drama: Making a Scene
Department of Drama
Discover the wondrous world of acting! Creativity thrives during a fun-filled week of improvisation, characterization, voice and movement. For complete beginners as well as experienced young actors (ages 10 to 17).
Ancient & Medieval Adventure Camps
Museum of Antiquities
Learn about the history, culture, art, mythology, and daily life of civilizations long ago! Come and explore the ancient world–from the Near East to Egypt, from Greece to Rome, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
Huskie Athletic Sport Camps
College of Kinesiology
Huskie Athletic Sport Camps offer a variety of camps to young athletes that want to learn more about or further develop their skills in a particular sport. Huskie head coaches design the curriculum, hire the coaches and lead the instruction at camps. Participants will receive instruction from coaches who are known and respected throughout the province and the country for their abilities to work with elite athletes.
Art + Science = Creativity2
College of Arts & Science
Registration Opens – March 17, 2017
Join us for a creative adventure exploring science and art during our new Creativity2 Camp. We’ve taken our coolest science experiments and fused them with awesome art projects and tours (including the Museum of Natural Sciences, Gordon Snelgrove Art Gallery, greenhouse, art studio, and science labs) for an amazing week of Art + Science = Creativity2!

International Women of Saskatoon: Free Summer Programs for Permanent Residents
International Women of Saskatoon (IWS) is a non-profit, grassroots and an equality-seeking women’s organization dedicated to improving the status of immigrant and refugee women and their families residing in Saskatoon and area by assisting them to become full participating members in all aspects of the Canadian society.
This is a co-ed program for newcomer children ages 8 to 12. The program is designed to provide them with a safe and fun medium to meet new friends and learn about their new community.
This is a leadership program for newcomer boys ages 13 to 15. The program is designed to support the clients to establish social/professional networks and gain the life skills that they need to become empowered and positive role models in the community.
This is a girls’ participation and leadership program designed to create equitable opportunities for newcomer girls ages 13 to 15 to gain knowledge and skills required for future leadership roles.

Program Schedule: July 4 – August 23, 2017; Monday to Friday; 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Apply: Application deadline is Friday June 16, 2017
Phone: 306-651-5220 / 651-5270
Email: youthteamlead.iws@gmail.com

Persephone School of Theatre
Offers a variety of different classes for ages 3 and up with a focus on creativity, imagination, improvisation, and ensemble work! And, of course, we always strive to have fun!
Our goal is to nurture the unique voice of each individual where students feel safe to share their ideas, express their creativity, and gain new confidence in themselves and greater trust in their peers.
At Persephone School of Theatre we strive to teach young people how to better express themselves as artists and performers with skills and knowledge that are transferable to their everyday lives. Empathy, individual and group creativity, and discovering and trusting their impulses are only some of the fantastic skills they will learn here!
Registration: (306) 384-7727

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
This summer, try something new and experience hands-on learning at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT) | July 10 – 14, 2017 | ages 11 – 14
Health Sciences Discovery Camp | July 17 – 21, 2017 | ages 9 – 11
Health Sciences Discovery Camp | July 24 – 28, 2017 | ages 12-14
Kids Cooking Camp (Beginner) | July 24 – 28, 2017 | ages 9 – 13
Kids Cooking Camp (Advanced) | July 31 – August 4, 2017 | ages 11 – 14
Money, Power, Respect – Money Management for Teens | July 17, – 21, 2017 | ages 13 – 17
Selfie Approved Hair and Esthetics Camp | July 24 – 28, 2017 | ages 12 – 15
Selfie Approved Hair and Esthetics Camp | July 31 – August 4, 2017 | ages 12 – 15

Saskatoon Zoo Society
The Saskatoon Zoo Society’s Summer Camps are an amazing, educational way to get your kids out of the house this summer. Led by trained staff, these week long camps provide an experience your kids will never forget. Children are always supervised, and there is no shortage of activities for everyone. From crafts, to getting to know the animals at the Saskatoon Zoo, kids are sure to have a blast!
For children aged 7-10, check out our Bio-Bits Program.
For children aged 11-14, check out our Bio-Explorer Program.

Wilton Academy of Music
Join us in exploring different cultures and their music. During our 1/2 day week-long camps, children will enjoy learning songs, games & crafts from each country. They will also experience the famous musical suite The Carnival of the Animals.
Register soon – space is limited.
July 4 to 7 (4 days) $130
* Mornings (9:30-12:00), ages 3+4
* Afternoons (1:00-4:00), ages 5+6

July 10 to 14 (5 days) $145
* Mornings (9:30-12:00), ages 3+4
* Afternoons (1:00-4:00), ages 5+6
Register online at www.wiltonmusic.com

Engineering For Kids
Engineering For Kids® brings the wonder and excitement of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to children ages 4-14 through a variety of hands-on learning experiences. Design a hot air balloon! Build rockets, roller coasters, and towers! All of this is possible with Engineering For Kids®!
At Engineering for Kids, our programs:
– Help children build problem solving skills
– Encourage kids to discover how things work
– Increase kids’ desire to explore engineering as a career option
– Motivate kids to learn math and science concepts by engaging them in real-world engineering problems
More information and registration here: http://www.engineeringforkids.net/saskatoon

Marian Gymnastics
2017 Sports Camps: Trampoline/Gymnastics, Parkour, Wrestling & Martial Arts
Ages 10 – 16
Come and join us for our first ever sports camps. Kids will be instructed in 1.5 hours of each sport per day. No experience necessary.
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gymnastics Summer Camps: Bring the kids for a half day, full day, full week or a few of each!

Register online: www.mariangym.com

Charity Garage Sale

Annual Garage Sale and BBQ on Friday, May 26th, 2017, from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm
Location: d3h Office, 1139 – 8th Street East

This is a fundraiser with 100% of the funds going to the d3h Children’s Foundation. They are also looking for donations of new and gently used items to sell at this event.

Furniture, household items and clothing. Accepting donations at the d3h Office at 1139 – 8th Street East (between McKinnon and Munroe), Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm up to the day of the garage sale.

Street Sweeping

As soon as the roads are dry in early spring, the City begins a spring sweeping blitz to remove heavier dirt and debris that gathers over the winter. In May, yellow No Parking signs are posted on scheduled streets to notify drivers of upcoming curb-to-curb sweeping through residential neighbourhoods.

What to expect:
– Street sweeping will occur on high-traffic and arterial streets in April, going around parked vehicles, in order to collect as much road debris from as many streets as possible (see Street Sweeping Blitz below).
– City-wide residential sweeping begins on May 8 on streets posted with yellow “No Parking” signs (see Street Sweeping Interactive Map).
– School Zones will be swept during the daytime as part of the scheduled neighbourhood (see School Zones below).
– As a pilot this year, the Priority Streets in seven neighbourhoods will be posted for No Parking and swept curb-to-curb ahead of their neighbourhood schedule. These streets will be available for on-street parking in May and June when adjacent streets are swept (A pilot study is underway in seven neighbourhoods as part of a plan to speed up street sweeping residential areas. For the first time, priority roads in Avalon, Dundonald, Greystone Heights/Grosvenor Park, Hudson Bay Park, Massey Place, North Park and Westview were swept curb-to-curb during the pre-sweep in April. With these streets now clean, residents can use them for on-street parking while residential areas are being swept).
– Business Improvement Districts are swept overnight between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.
– Street Sweeping Service Alerts will be issued if there is a change to the schedule.

How to help:
– Watch for yellow No Parking signs beginning in May and remove your vehicle by 7 a.m. on the posted sweeping day to avoid a ticket and/or relocation to a nearby street. Check Find My Vehicle! if your vehicle is moved.
– Report locations where residents have illegally pushed excessive leaves onto the street to the Bylaw Inspector at 306-975-3193. City Bylaw Inspectors will investigate and violators may receive a fine.

Saskatoon Street Sweeping