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Doors Open volunteers

Canada 150 – Eras of Building in Saskatoon
Sunday, June 4, 2017, 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Saskatoon Doors Open is currently looking for volunteers to participate in the event for 2.5 hours! The job requires volunteers to help people with any questions, pointing them in correct directions, and make suggestions as to where their next stop should be! If you or others you may know would be interested in helping out with this event please let them know!

Follow this link to sign up to volunteer: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DoorsOpenVolunteer

Contact Kim Ali at 306.652.1400 x 1 or kimali@onpurpose.ca if you have any questions.

What is Doors Open Saskatoon? A biennial event that offers access to architecturally, historically, culturally, and socially significant buildings in Saskatoon. Doors Open Saskatoon provides an opportunity to explore buildings not normally open to the public in an organized and professional manner.

What types of buildings are involved? Properties involved in past years range from our new police station to our oldest building, the Marr Residence and everything in between. The buildings showcase many architectural styles including new buildings with LEED technology. Schools, churches, commercial enterprises – anyone who wants to tell the history of their building or show off a particular renovation, change of use, or special feature can join the tour.

How are building chosen? Building selection is overseen by a panel of architects, designers and community leaders who volunteer their time. The committee reviews and selects building based on a theme — this year’s theme is “Canada 150 – Eras of Building in Saskatoon”.

What happens June 4? The public will tour as many buildings as they wish. A visit may include an interpreted tour of the building, describing its place in our history, the period style and construction methods / materials or its purpose in the past and today. As well, interpreters may weave stories about interesting characters that owned, operated, or had specific connections to each building.

As a volunteer what is your commitment? Before the event, volunteers agree to attend a volunteer training to learn what to expect on Doors Open Saskatoon day, which building they are assigned to, and more. The day of the event, volunteers work for one or two 2.5 hour shift(s) on Sunday, June 4, 2017 sometime between 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Doors Open Saskatoon – June 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015; Noon – 5PM

Peek behind doors of Saskatoon’s most interesting buildings!

Doors Open Saskatoon is part of an international tradition that began in Scotland in 1990. This one-day event started in Saskatoon in 2005, and offers a chance to peek behind the doors of approximately 20 of Saskatoon’s most interesting buildings. Many buildings provide guided tours, special exhibits, displays, or performances. Although appreciation of our built heritage is an important outcome of the event, the buildings chosen represent interesting examples of both historical and contemporary architecture in Saskatoon. This year’s event is proudly supported by the Saskatoon Heritage Society, City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon, Meewasin, and the Saskatchewan Association of Architects.

This event only takes place every second year, and is one of the few city-wide events that encourages, supports, and engages the people of Saskatoon in the appreciation and valuation of the diverse built cultural history that the city has to offer. The free event is accessible to all, since Saskatoon Transit is also offering free bus service all day on Sunday, June 7. Pick up your button at select locations starting on May 11:
• City Hall (222 3rd Avenue North)
• Meewasin (402 3rd Avenue South)
• Saskatoon Transit (23rd Street Bust Mall)
• Tourism Saskatoon (#101 – 202 4th Avenue North)

Website: http://www.doorsopensaskatoon.com

Empyreal Building (Brainsport)
Grace-Westminster United Church
Kindrachuk Agrey Architects
Marr Residence
Nutana Collegiate
St. Joseph Church

A. L. Cole Pumphouse
Christ Church Anglican
City of Saskatoon Bus Barns
City of Saskatoon Fire Hall No. 1
Studio 914 (La Troupe du Jour)
The 525
The Underground Café
Westmount Community School
Village Guitar Amp & Co.

Affinity Credit Union (Wilson School)

Affinity Credit Union
Capitol Music Club
Delta Bessborough
Drinkle Building
Saskatoon Police Service
St. John’s Cathedral

Bottomley House
Diefenbaker Canada Centre
Little Stone School House
The Observatory
Superintendent’s Residence