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Winter Play Program

Saturdays & Sundays
February 10 to March 11, 2018
10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Drop in for winter games and activities!
Ages 2 – 12
Two leaders will be on-site to provide active programming such as, tug of war, snow baseball, powder-puff football, snow soccer, capture the flag, penguin races, snow carving, snow painting, freeze tag, etc.!
Greystone Heights Rec Unit, 2711 Main Street
Holliston Rec Unit, 1151 Louise Avenue
North Park Rec Unit, 1418 7th Avenue North
Massey Place Rec Unit, 3110 Massey Place

FREE Learn to Skate Program!
Participants mus bring their own skates and CSA approved winter helmets. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult or responsible care giver.
North Park, 1416 7th Avenue North, Saturdays 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Holliston, 1151 Louise Avenue, Saturdays 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Avalon, 2602 Broadway Avenue, Sundays 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Greystone Heights, 2711 Main Street, Sundays 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Massey, 3110 Massey Place, Sundays 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

For more information, call 306-975-3378
Activities will be cancelled if the temperature reaches -25 degrees C or below with the windchill or due to adverse ice conditions.

Saskatoon WinterCity

There is already so much to do in Saskatoon in the winter! From outdoor winter activities like skating and cross country skiing, to PotashCorp Wintershines, one of Canada’s Best Winter Festivals, to attending a winter camp.

Check out the City’s website for listings of Outdoor Winter Recreational Facilities, Outdoor Winter Events, and Outdoor Programs and Activities, and more>

WinterCity YXE

WinterCityYXE supports a number of the City’s Strategic Goals and is an intentional effort by the City and community stakeholders to celebrate what makes Saskatoon unique as a four-season place that is inviting, vibrant and prosperous, even in the coldest months of the year.

Across North America and internationally, city leaders are partnering with community groups to highlight and tackle specific problems that occur in cities in the winter months, with the goal of improving the vitality of their community. Facilitated through the City of Saskatoon’s (City) leadership and engaging the interest and efforts of the entire community, a Winter City Strategy will articulate the changes necessary to help residents, businesses and visitors ‘embrace’ winter with as much enthusiasm as they have for the summer season.

The goals for a Winter City Strategy are to improve broader community accessibility, inclusion, activity and energy, and lead to greater economic vitality (particularly within service, accommodation and retail sectors) as the opportunities of winter are realized and the challenges mitigated. The intent of the Strategy is to be broad, responding to opportunities associated with winter life, winter design and winter economy; as well as addressing perceptions, attitudes and behaviours of citizens to generate a positive winter culture.

The Math Game Morning

The Math Game Morning
Saturday February 4, 2017
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

For children 4-14 and their whole families – exciting Math and Logic-related games, activities, puzzles and more! It is organized with support from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Saskatchewan.

Location: University of Saskatchewan GSA Commons; Emmanuel and St. Chad Building at 1337 College Drive.

Parking: off Wiggins Rd, turn right before the Observatory.

Participation fees after registration: $5 (age 4-14), $3 adults (15+), free for kids 0-3; ($7 & $5 without registration).

Light lunch will be offered: Chilli, chips, pop, coffee, dessert…

More details http://sask-math.livejournal.com

2016 Year of Reconciliation

On June 22, 2015, Saskatoon City Council unanimously declared 2015-2016 a Year of Reconciliation. Join us for a month of activities that explore what Reconciliation is and the role we can ALL play in carrying it forward. The events lead up to:

June 21 National Aboriginal Day
An event open to all who want to celebrate our Indigenous community, enjoy food, entertainment and education in Victoria Park.

June 22 Day of Reconciliation
This event begins with the “Rock Your Roots” Walk for Reconciliation and leads to Victoria Park for a BBQ and Entertainment.

This month, do your part!
• Listen—To each others’ stories
• Learn—About our history
• Show Up—Support events for Reconciliation. See http://www.otc.ca/ for the full schedule
• Share—#ReconciliationSK

Full events schedule at www.otc.ca

May 24 NatureCity Festival: Water Ceremony
Gabriel Dumont Park. Meet near the playground
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You are invited to participate in a traditional ceremony of gratitude and respect for water, with ceremonialist Isaac Murdoch, assisted by Christi Belcourt. Participants are asked to arrive by 10 a.m. and plan on staying for the entire ceremony. Everyone is welcome.

May 24 NatureCity Festival: Water Song for a River City, with Maria Campbell and Friends
Broadway Theatre
7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.
Wild about Saskatoon is proud to present “Water Song for a River City,” an evening of stories, songs, inspiration and hope, featuring Maria Campbell and friends.

May 25 NatureCity Festival: Learning from the Land With Indigenous Knowledge and Science
Saskatoon Wildlife Federation Building and Northeast Swale
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This event is fully booked.
On this full day of activities, First Nations and Metis Knowledge Keepers and grades 4 to 8 students will learn from the land!

May 25 Atchakosuk: Ininewuk Stories of the Stars
Silverspring School gymnasium
610 Konihowski Road 7:30 p.m.
Join Elder Wilfred Buck of the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre to gain a new understanding and appreciation of the energy ablaze in the night sky.

May 25 University of Saskatchewan Graduation Powwow:
10 am – Grand Entry honouring Grade 12 Grads
1 pm – Honouring U of S Grads

May 26 Saskatoon Public School Division Pow Wow
Mount Royal Collegiate

May 26 Learning the Role of Nehiyaw through Language – Beginner’s Cree Workshop
Facilitator: Belinda Daniels
White Buffalo Youth Lodge 10am-3pm

June 2 Heart Garden Day – Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
In honour of Heart Garden Day on June 3, all schools within the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division will be planting Heart Gardens to honour residential school survivors and their families.

Date to be confirmed Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall
7:30 am Pipe Ceremony
10:00 am Flag Raising Ceremony
Celebrating the community Call to Action!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 An Evening of Reconciliation: Keynote and Cultural Celebration
5:00pm-7:30pm CST
Outdoor Amphitheatre at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon, SK
On Wednesday, June 8th, we invite you to join us for an engaging evening with Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Ambassador, Reconciliation Canada. This free and public event will include an informal reception, cultural dance and keynote from Chief Joseph.

June 10 Indigenous Awareness Training – A Call to Action
Great Plains College, Warman Campus in partnership with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
The training will include an introduction to First Nations worldview, protocol, treaties, residential schools and reconciliation.

June 13 Wicihitowin Speaker Series: Calls to Action –
Presented by Potash Corp
Feature Presenter: Eugene Arcand
Frances Morrison Library Auditorium 10:30am-12pm
Registration Fee: $20
Calls to Action. Eugene has been blazing a trail with his eye-opening and inspiring message on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ninety-four Calls to Action. He eloquently describes how we can move forward on our own Calls to Action and how this is distinguishably different from a recommendation.

June 14 Metis Day activities at Westmount School
Central Urban Metis Federation Incorporated

June 15 Homeless Challenge
Central Urban Metis Federation Incorporated

June 17 Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division Pow Wow
Thorton Park (Across from St. Frances Cree Bilingual School)
10:00 – 3:00
Theme: Reconciliation

June 20 Public Talk: Hunger, Human Experimentation and the Legacy of Residential Schools
Speaker: Ian Mosby, PhD
Station 20 West – 7pm

June 21 National Aboriginal Day Celebrations
Hosted by the Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre
Victoria Park
Event will include Treaty Payments and Entertainment.

June 22 Rock Your Roots: A Call to Action – Day for Reconciliation
Victoria Park
10:30 am to 12 noon: Walk for Reconciliation
12 noon to 2:30 p.m.: BBQ and Entertainment

Romp ‘n’ Read at the Children’s Discovery Museum

In collaboration with READ Saskatoon, the Children’s Discovery Museum is excited to be presenting a morning literacy program for families:

Romp ‘n’ READ
Preschoolers and their parents or caregivers will participate in a variety of interactive literacy activity stations. The activity stations include finger plays, storytelling, games, crafts, social and literacy skills.

When: Wednesdays
8 weeks – January 20 to March 16, 2016
(No program Feb 17, 2016)
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Children’s Discovery Museum – Market Mall

This program is free of charge but registration is required as spots are limited. We encourage one adult for every 2 kids. Childcare will be provided during adult sessions.

Ask us about our public transit assistance if getting to and from the museum at these times is challenging. We are happy to help.

Please contact the CDM at (306) 683-2555 or discovery@museumforkids.sk.ca to register.

We gratefully acknowledge the City of Saskatoon for their support and funding for this project.

National Child Day Celebrations

National Child Day Celebrations

When: Friday, November 20, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Where: Market Mall – Food Court
What: Child-favorite Sylvia Chave — “Singing with Sylvia” — will kick off the celebration with greetings from children’s advocate Bob Pringle at 10 am in the Market Mall Food Court.

National Child Day is a day to bring awareness to children’s rights and welfare around the world. To mark the occasion everyone is welcome to stay and play all day. November 20, at the Children’s Discovery Museum for FREE.

Learn about the rights of the child. Explore needs vs. wants. Bring new or gently used items to donate to a local children’s charity or make a wish for children in need.

BASF Kids Lab Workshop

We are excited to welcome back BASF – The Chemical Company to host another fantastic Kids Lab workshop!

When: Sunday, November 22, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ages: 6-12
What: Kids will get to engage with the staff from BASF – Kids Lab to do hands-on, kid-friendly chemical experiments!

No charge for the program – Kinsmen FREE day.
Pre-registration is required as spots are limited.

To register please call the museum at (306) 683-2555.