Community Safety Consultation

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners, in its role as  a conduit between the public and the Saskatoon Police Service, is hosting a Community Consultation focusing on:

  • Crime and community safety in our neighbourhoods, and 
  • Strategies being used by city-wide and community-based groups to enhance community safety.

Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in this highly interactive Consultation. The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners will be at the discussion tables to hear, on a direct  basis, what YOU and your organizations  have to say on these issues.

The meeting will include presentations by these groups, with discussion to follow with all attendees on each topic:

·         Safe Community Action Alliance: SCAA purpose, processes and community safety strategies.
·         Community Associations:  Crime and community safety in their neighbourhoods,  and initiatives they employ to increase community safety.
·         Saskatoon Police Service: Key elements of its Strategic Plan, canvassing for issues that matter to you, in your neighbourhood, and in your community.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, 19th Street and Avenue B

Your views, your Community Association’s views, your organization’s views, your neighbourhood’s views, are important. The Board of Police Commissioners wants to hear from you!!!

Visit saskatoonpolicecommission.com to view the full agenda for the Community Consultation.

Bike thefts

A Message from the Saskatoon Police Service:

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.

Jane’s Walk 2020

Jane’s Walk Saskatoon
May 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2020

20 free walks will be posted by mid April on the http://janeswalksaskatoon.ca website with starting location, time and date.

General Description: Jane’s Walk in Saskatoon explores a wide range of our city’s landscapes from quirky hideaways and hot button issues to cultural and historical stories. Volunteers lead the group sharing the story they are passionate about while encouraging dialogue.  Each of the 20 unique walks take an hour, run throughout the weekend, and are free.  Participants just show up.

Join the thousands of people who take part in a Jane’s Walk now in 212 cities world wide, inspired by the urban activist Jane Jacobs.  She knew “vital cities are not helpless to combat even the most difficult problems” and so encouraged people to deeply know the neighbourhoods by walking their city. 

Used Bike Sale and Expo

When: May 9, 2020  9 am -3 pm (Sale and Expo)
Set up: May 8 6:30-9:00 pm
Where: Brunskill School

Do you have bikes in reasonable condition taking up space in your garage?Give them a second wind. We will be accepting donated bikes and accessories that are in a reasonable condition, and will also be selling bikes on commission. The Bike Expo will feature many local groups, businesses, and individuals who want to show everything bike related.

We will definitely need volunteers. If you can help with set-up the night before (May 8) or the Sale and Expo (May 9). please email Cathy Watts ctwatts@sasktel.net  Thank you.

Saskatooncycles.org

Clarence Ave Water Main Replacement

Water Main and Lead Connection Replacement Project – Public Information Session Invitation

Earlier you were notified that during the 2020 construction season the City will be completing a water main and lead connection replacement project on Clarence Avenue between College Drive and 8th Street and on Aird Street between Clarence Avenue and Munroe Avenue. Since this notification, we have also added additional locations to this project which include:

  • Temperance Street from Clarence Avenue to Wiggins Avenue South;
  • The back lane of Aird Street and Temperance Street from Munroe Avenue to Wiggins Avenue South;
  •  Munroe Avenue from Temperance Street to Aird Street.

The water main and lead connection replacement project scheduled in your neighbourhood this construction season will include the following improvements and will occur in phases in order to minimize the disruptions to residents:

  • Replacement of water mains;
  •  Lead connection replacements;
  • Restoration of roadways, resulting in smooth, ‘like new’ road surfaces; 
  • Rehabilitation of sidewalks.

For a detailed overview on the project and to have your questions answered, you are invited to attend a come and go public information session:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Albert Community Centre
610 Clarence Avenue
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

You are also encouraged to sign up to receive updates prior to and during the project. To sign up, please e-mail constructionupdates@saskatoon.ca and provide your name, address and contact information.

SCOA Caregiver Forum

“Looking Back—Moving Forward” Caregiver Forum

DATE: Friday, March 20, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
WHERE: Circle Drive Alliance Church (3035 Preston Ave. S.)
Tickets: $20 (must pay in advance) (includes lunch & light refreshments)
Phone 306-652–2255 to register


FREE Caregiver Presentations during Caregiver Week
Call Saskatoon Council on Aging at 306-652-2255 to register

Monday, March 16
Caregiver Workshop
“Self-care and coping with caregiving”
Presented by USask nursing students
Preston Park 1 (114 Armistice Way)
TIME: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17
Caregiver Workshop
“Building a self-care community”
Presented by USask nursing students and Rainbow 50+
St Thomas Wesley United Church basement (corner of 20th & Ave. H)
TIME: 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18
Provincial Electronic Health Record Presentation
Technology is changing the way Canadians experience care. In this presentation, Dr. Tracie Risling from the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan will share some of the research that her team has done on electronic health records. Learn more about how these systems work, what kind of health information is in this record, and how you can get signed up. At the end of the program, the library will present on resources for caregivers. Alice Turner Branch Library (110 Nelson Road)
TIME: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Saskatoon Council on Aging
2020 College Dr.
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2W4
sheila@scoa.ca
www.scoa.ca
Phone: 306.652.4411
Fax: 306.652.7525

Coffee with your MLA

Hot chocolate / coffee & conversations with Eric Olauson, MLA Saskatoon University.

St. Augustine Rink (602 Boychuk Drive)
Sunday February 9 2020
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Come & Go, all welcome.
Bring your skates!

Can’t attend but want to get in touch? Here’s how we can connect:
1B-270 Acadia Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7H 3V4
Phone: 306.244.4004
Fax: 306.244.4225
E-mail: ca@saskatoonuniversity.ca
Website: saskatoonuniversity.ca

Heritage Festival of Saskatoon 2020

Join us 12 – 5 pm on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 to explore and celebrate Saskatoon’s rich heritage at the Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue!

Come explore the rich diversity of Saskatoon from past to present through the variety of heritage and multi-cultural themed displays & interactive exhibits throughout the museum. Chat with our exhibitors to find out more about Saskatoon or get answers to your questions.  Try your hand at old-time activities or brush up on your “home skills”.  Play a game.  Learn more about the cultural landscape of Saskatoon.

Hands-on activities & demonstrations are offered throughout the afternoon.  Entertainment on two stages features performances by fantastic performers, children’s entertainers, and musicians.  Free Admission to the Museum and Festival.

The Heritage Festival of Saskatoon gratefully acknowledges and thanks our sponsors and media partners: City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Lotteries, Information Services Corporation, Canadian Heritage, Business / Arts, Western Development Museum, Saskatoon Media Group, ProPrint, Eagle Feather News, Planet S, CFCR

https://heritagefestivalofsaskatoon.com

Winter Play Programs

City of Saskatoon Community Recreation has revamped the Winter Play Program for 2020. Throughout January and March there will be 6 learn-to sessions offered for children and youth between the ages of 6-12. The sessions are intended to engage children and youth in physical activities while developing new and improved skills in classic Canadian or Indigenous winter sports. All equipment is provided. All programs are free to participate in.

The learn-to sessions include:  

  • Snowshoe Making (10-12 yrs)- Tuesday, January 21 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre
  • Learn-to-Curl (8-12 yrs)-Monday, January 27 (PD Day for Public Schools) from 1:00-5:00pm at CN Curling Club
  • Learn-to-Snowshoe (6-12 yrs)- Saturday, February 1 from 1:00-4:00pm at Dr. Seager Wheler Park Rec Unit
  • Learn-to-Snowskate (6-12yrs)- Saturday, February 8 from 1:00-4:00pm at Greystone Heights Rec Unit
  • Learn-to-Altai Skis (6-12 yrs)- Sunday, February 9 from 1:00-4:00pm at Montgomery Park Rec Unit
  • Learn-to-Curl (8-12 yrs)- Monday, March 9 (PD Day for Public Schools) from 1:00-5:00pm at CN Curling Club

Seedy Saturday 2020

Seedy Saturday is an annual family-friendly eco-fair, promoting seed-saving, gardening, biodiversity and sustainable living. 

Seedy Saturday Saturday March 14th, 2020 1120 20th St West from 10 am – 3pm featuring seed-savers, seeds for purchase or trade, informational workshops, children’s activities, and optional café lunch for purchase. Admission is $5 for adults or by donation. 

Brought to you by CHEP Good Food Inc. See our Facebook event page for more details and updates:  https://www.facebook.com/events/425028638163743/ 

Coffee with your Councillor

Please join Cynthia Block for Coffee with your Councillor this Thursday. A come-and-go event designed to meet and hear from you in person. Bring your questions and ideas!

Thurs, Jan 9 | 4:30-6:00pm
Broadway Roastery (on Broadway)

Not able to make it this time? Cynthia holds coffee chats throughout the year at various neighbourhood locations. Follow her on facebook to hear about upcoming announcements and events!

Stay in touch with all things civic at: www.cynthiablockward6.com

Safety Course

Learn about safety and security issues with Saskatoon Fire Department and Saskatoon Police Service.

Free 8 week course for older adults 55+ to learn about home and personal security, fraud prevention, internet security, traffic safety, elder abuse, K-9 policing, emergency preparedness, fire safety, fall prevention and when to call 911 and report an emergency.

Date: Feb 12 to April 15, 2020
Time: 9:30 am to Noon
Location: Community Room of the Saskatoon Police Service (76 25th Street East) or the Community Room of Fire Station No. 3 (2613 Clarence Avenue South)
Registration deadline Jan 15, 2020

To register and for more information, please contact either:
Cst Dawn Epp dawn.epp@police.saskatoon.sk.ca  PH 306-975-8032
Dori Krahn dori.krahn@saskatoon.ca   PH 306- 975-7715

A program in partnership with Saskatoon Council on Aging, Saskatoon Fire Department and Saskatoon Police Service

Community Safety Report

Email and report from the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners:

“The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners sincerely appreciates the interest of you and/or your organization in community safety. 

The attached report is in follow up to the issues raised by more than 80 residents and community group representatives, from all areas of the city, at the Board’s October 16, 2019 Community Consultation. 

The Board of Police Commissioners listened to your views, captured the messages you delivered, and has identified the actions the Board can take, within the scope of its mandate, and is pleased to report this directly to you and your organization.”