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PD Day activities

Parents’ Child Development Co-operative offers a program for school age children on Professional Development Days and other non school days such as Christmas break, Easter break and through the summer.

We operate in three schools: Brevoort Park School, St. Bernard School and St. Philip School.

For more information you can visit our website: www.mypcdc.ca

Canada Learning Bond

Do you have a child born in 2004 or later?
Do you receive the National Child Benefit Supplement?

Don’t miss out on $2,000 for their education. 70% of eligible families are not getting this federal benefit!

ACORN Canada is a not-for-profit membership community organization for low and moderate income families. Uniting communities for justice!

Government of Canada: Canada Learning Bond

An evening with Sheldon Kennedy

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute presents
An evening with Sheldon Kennedy

With a screening of the documentary “SWIFT CURRENT”
Thursday, October 5, 2017
TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.)

“Why I Didn’t Say Anything: The Sheldon Kennedy Story” will be available for purchase. Book signing to be held.

Cash donations appreciated with profits benefitting Respect Group, Saskatchewan Abilities Council, and Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation.

Concession available: no outside food or drinks allowed.
Purchase tickets to enter draws for prize packages!!
See www.skprevention.ca/prizes for a list of prize packages available. (Check back often, as prizes updated frequently.)

Sponsored by Cameco and Cuelenaere LLP – Cuelenaere Kendall Katzman & Watson

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is pleased to be bringing Sheldon Kennedy to Saskatoon in October 2017. The Institute is a provincial, non-profit organization with a mandate to reduce the occurrence of disabling conditions in children. We work in a variety of areas, one of which is the prevention of child abuse.

Sheldon Kennedy was sexually assaulted over a period of 5 years by his hockey coach, Graham James. It became a very public issue within the hockey community and beyond. The biggest questions asked were, “how could this happen?” and “why didn’t anyone know?” Sheldon lived for many years in the shadow of the abuse. However, he decided to take a stand that would have implications for many, by charging his former coach and going public with his story. He has become a strong advocate promoting better response to child abuse in Canada.

Unfortunately, many children in Saskatchewan experience abuse. Although old, these publicly available statistics help to paint the picture of child abuse in our province. In 2012, Saskatchewan had the second highest rate of police-reported cases of child abuse in Canada. In 2008, there were almost 9,000 child welfare cases investigated in Saskatchewan. There are multiple long-term impacts on the physical, mental, and emotional health of an individual who has experienced abuse as a child.

As a province, we need to talk openly about this issue. It is important for us to understand that children are most at risk for abuse, not from a stranger, but from a person who is trusted by not only the child, but the child’s family. Parents need the knowledge and resources to protect their children. Our society needs to be prepared to protect those children who are not protected by their families.

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is hosting a public evening with Sheldon Kennedy at TCU Place in Saskatoon. The documentary of his life, “Swift Current”, will be shown and there will be a chance to hear from Sheldon and learn from his experience. The event will be open to the public, including youth 14 years of age and older.

To learn more about our organization, please visit www.skprevention.ca. To learn more about Sheldon Kennedy’s organization, please visit: http://www.sheldonkennedycac.ca/.

Junior Roller Derby

Saskatoon Junior Roller Derby Presents…
Junior Roller Derby Registration

September – December session
Ages 8 – 18, all genders
Equipment not provided

Registration Night
September 6, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Cosmo Civic Centre

For more information contact: curb@srdl.ca or visit www.sjrdl.ca

The Saskatoon Junior Roller Derby League (SJRDL) ​is a non-­profit competitive junior flat track program, open to all youth between the ages 8 – 18. We support the development of skaters to help build the sport of roller derby in the Province of Saskatchewan. The Saskatoon Junior Roller Derby Program is designed to develop character, confidence, leadership and social interaction in youth through the sport of Roller Derby. The SJRDL​ intends to nurture and develop both skilled athletes and those who have not yet realized the champion inside of them.

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!


United Way – help kids!

Did you know that a child not at a Grade 3 reading level on time is 4 times more likely to drop out of highschool?

Or how about that… most students experience summer learning loss, referred to as “summer slide”, causing them to fall behind or “slide” backwards during the school year?

United Way is taking action!

By connecting kids to their community.
Last year, 838 children and youth took part in after school recreational programming, giving them a sense of community and allowing them to just be kids.

By supporting emotional and physical wellness.
Last year, 3,318 meals were distributed to vulnerable youth at a shelter that may have otherwise gone without.

By focusing on engagement in learning.
Last year, 54 children participated in 2 week literacy and language camps. One camp had a focus on tackling summer “slide” and the other increasing the children’s English language skills. We saw great results from these first camps!
In both the literacy and language camp the children were excited to learn, the parents felt supported and the final testing showed that 92.5% of the students in the literacy camp maintained or improved their pre-program reading skills and on average in the language camps students overall vocabulary grew by 22 words.

How can you help?
United Way needs your support by helping to raise $25,000 to help even more kids be all that they can be in 2017.
Together we can give children and youth the start in life they need, we can prepare them for kindergarten, we can help them reach their grade level reading milestones and we can empower them to be healthy independent adults.

Please donate and help children and youth in your community reach their full potential.
United Way donation page.

Helping kids be all that they can be.

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

Mind, Exercise, Nutrition – Do it!

MEND Saskatchewan is offering a number of FREE programs for families with children’s of various age groups to adopt healthy lifestyles. Typically programs run 90 minutes, once or twice per week over a ten week span. During this program, parents and children will learn numerous skills ranging from healthy eating, demonstration, games and a number of fun interactive activities.

MEND for 7-13 year olds
Do you want to help your 7-13 year old:
– make better food choices?
– watch less TV or play less video games
– to be more active or participate in a sport?
– maintain a healthy weight?

MEND can show you how small changes can make a big difference!
– MEND empowers children and families to become fitter and healthier.
– This FREE program is fun and interactive and supports you and your children(ren) to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

What happens at the MEND program?
– Parents /caregivers join their children in each session to learn about how to choose healthier foods and spend more time being physically active.
– Twice-weekly sessions are a mix of family activities where we show you how small changes can make a big difference.
– Practical demonstrations, games and tips about healthy foods, label reading and portion sizes.
– Fun physical activity sessions for the kids in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
– After 10 weeks, you and your family will be well on your way to a healthier life!

St. Marks – 414 Pendygrasse Road
Monday & Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm
January 23rd – March 23rd (Cancelled February 20th & 22nd)

College of Kinesiology-Physical Activity Center – 87 Campus Road
Sundays 10:00am-12:00noon & Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
January 22nd – March 23rd (Cancelled February 19th & 23rd)

MEND for 2 – 4 year olds
What is MEND 2-4?
– MEND 2-4 is a FREE comprehensive, family-based healthy lifestyle program for all families with children aged 2-4 years. This program is designed to promote healthy eating and activity habits from an early age.

Who can participate?
– MEND 2-4 is for children and families who are interested learning about healthy lifestyles. Children do not have to be above a healthy weight.

What happens at the MEND program?
– MEND 2-4 consists of ten sessions, once per week. Each session is 90 minutes long
– Parents /caregivers join their children in each session
– Spend time playing with your child and learn new games
– Take part in a parent discussion while your child plays
– Learn fun ways to introduce new foods and add variety
– Learn how to read and understand food labels and ingredients
– Learn how to deal with challenging behaviours
– Meet other parents and families in your area and make new friends

Brunskill School – 101 Wiggins Ave N
Saturdays 10:00-11:30am
January 28th –April 8th, 2017
10-11:30am (Cancelled February 18)

For more information please visit www.mendsk.ca

Volleyball Saskatoon

Volleyball Saskatoon’s Cool Moves Volley WINTER Program for girls and boys is held on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. from January 11 to March 8 at the Henk Ruys Soccer Centre in Lawson at 219 Primrose Drive.

Mini Volley for 6 – 8 year olds
Atomic for 9 – 11 years olds
Tripleball for 12 – 13 year olds
Smashball for boys born in 2003, 04 & 05.

Come and learn how to play volleyball. Cost is $125.00

For more information contact Leo van Dam at 306 261-5994 or visit www.volleyballsaskatoon.ca

Nature Grandparenting

Grandparents and Grandchildren, take your special relationship outside for some fresh air learning!

This fall SaskOutdoors is pleased to be offering a unique intergenerational nature program in Saskatoon. The Nature Grandparenting program is designed for grandparents to experience nature with their grandchild (3-5yrs old) in Saskatoon’s Gabriel Dumont Park. Many grandparents are in a unique position to act as a nature mentor in the lives of their grandchildren. With practical ideas and age-appropriate activities shared each week, grandparents will have fun weaving a connection to nature into the special relationship they have with their grandchild. This program will be facilitated by Jana Miller, former Ecoquest teacher.

This program takes place outdoors. Participants will need to dress for the weather and should be comfortable being active outdoors for an hour. Public washrooms are available on site for use. An information package will be sent out to registered participants in early September.

Participants: Grandparent and grandchild (ages 3-5) pairs
Location: Saskatoon’s Gabriel Dumont Park
Wednesday mornings: September 21st – October 26th
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $95.00/pair for 6 six weeks ($16.00/week)
Registration deadline September 19th, 2016

SaskOutdoors website

Basketball Registration


Monday August 29, 2016 9:00 AM to Friday September 16, 2016 11:55 PM

Season length: October- Late February/ Late March (Depending on Age Group)

Age Groups:

Dunkaroo’s Basketball: is a development program based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls (co-ed) who are in GRADE ONE OR GRADE TWO. The players have one hour a week for 12 to 14 weeks in developing basketball skills in a fun atmosphere. Please go to www.smba.ca to register online for this program.

Spuds Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls (co-ed) who are under ten years of age as of December 31 of the season in play (OR IN GRADE FOUR OR LOWER). The teams play cross court and the coaches referee their own games.

Mini Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls who are under 12 years of age as of December 31 of the season in play (OR IN GRADE FIVE OR SIX). The teams play cross court and referees are provided. Mini A Pool teams play full court.

Bantam Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls who are under 14 years of age as of December 31 of the season in play (OR IN GRADE SEVEN OR EIGHT). No player in high school can play bantam ball. Teams play full court and referees are provided.

Games will be played on Saturdays and practices will be once per week and will be scheduled by coaches at a later date.

Note that a community association membership is required for registering in soccer. Please purchase either a $10.00 (plus credit card fees) single member membership or a $20.00 family membership (plus credit card fees) prior to registering for a basketball program.

See Picatic page for more information and to register.

Community Music Education Program

Wilton Academy Of Music – Home of the Community Music Education Program

For over 30 years, the Community Music Education Program has enriched the lives of children and families in Saskatoon. With our unparalleled early childhood music curriculum, we nurture a love of music supported by our knowledge of young children and their developmental abilities.

We offer:
• Parenting With Music – birth to age 3
• Music in Early Childhood – ages 3 to 6
• Suzuki Early Childhood – birth to age 3
• Private Lessons – piano, violin and guitar in traditional or suzuki method

Our teachers make the difference. All are musicians and early childhood educators.

Register Today at: www.wiltonmusic.com

Sum Theatre in the Park – July 4-29, 2016

Little Badger and the Fire Spirit
Synopsis: Little Badger & the Fire Spirit follows a boy on a dangerous quest to bring fire back to his people. Little Badger’s world is one full of music, magic and a beautiful Indigenous world-view. This is a story about how the human, natural and animal worlds are intertwined.

July 4 – 29, 2016

in over 20 different parks around Saskatoon. Evening shows at 7. Sunday matinees at 2.

Theatre in the Park is Saskatchewan’s first FREE live professional outdoor theatre. Suitable for all ages. Everyone welcome. FREE of charge. Come an hour early to do a free craft with the Children’s Discovery Museum!

July 4 – Chief Darcy Bear Park at 7:00pm
July 5 – Les Kerr at 7:00pm
July 6 – GD Archibald Park West at 7:00pm
July 7 – Alexander MacGillivray Park at 7:00pm
July 8 – Wilson Park at 7:00pm
July 10 – Wallace Park at 2:00pm
July 10 – Ashworth Holmes Park at 7:00pm
July 11 – Silverspring Park at 7:00pm
July 12 – Grosvenor Park at 7:00pm
July 13 – H.S. Sears Park at 7:00pm
July 14 – Mount Royal Park at 7:00pm
July 15 – Anita Langford Park at 7:00pm
July 17 – Robert Hunter Park West at 2:00pm
July 17 – Pleasant Hill Park at 7:00pm
July 19 – Sid Buckwold Park at 7:00pm
July 20 – Parc Canada at 7:00pm
July 21 – James Anderson Park at 7:00pm
July 22 – Churchill Park at 7:00pm
July 24 – Lakeview Park at 2:00pm
July 24 – Buena Vista Park at 7:00pm
July 25 – W.J.L. Harvey North Park at 7:00pm
July 26 – Victoria Park at 7:00pm
July 27 – AH Browne Park at 7:00pm
July 28 – Surprise Park at 7:00pm
July 29 – Surprise Park at 7:00pm


Soccer Kids in the Park


Monday to Friday
July 4 – August 25, 2016
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
City of Saskatoon Playground Program Locations.
Schedule will be posted for 2016 on June 27.

Program is free, no registration required, just drop in to your neighborhood playground or youth centre at the scheduled time! Program travels to 45 different City of Saskatoon playgroundcentre sites and is instructed by certified soccer coaches!

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

Visit www.saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca after June 27 for a program schedule!

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