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Pumpkins in the Park 2017

Do you carve your pumpkins? Or do you paint and add decorations to your pumpkins? Whatever you do, we can’t WAIT to see them!

Bring your pumpkins out and join us on Wednesday, November 1 at 6pm at Rotary Park for PUMPKINS IN THE PARK. Watch the many pumpkins come together and enjoy some free hot dogs & hot chocolate.

Pumpkins will be composted after the event.


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.

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

VV Community Clean-up

When? Saturday, May 27, 2017
Where? Brunskill School, parking lot

VVCA Community Clean Up: Varsity View Community Association is holding a neighborhood clean up on the morning of May 27th.

There will be two bins in the parking lot of Brunskill school – one for metal and one for general trash from 10 am till noon. Residents are welcome to drop off trash by bringing it to the bins between these times. Volunteers and especially volunteers with trucks would be welcome to help clear up the back alleys.

For volunteers for general pick up there is an orientation session at 9:30 am in the east side of the parking lot of Brunskill School. If you have any questions, contact the VVCA President at president@vvcasaskatoon.com

Winter City Workshop


The City of Saskatoon invites all interested community members to help shape the creation of a Winter City Strategy for Saskatoon!

Over the winter, we asked the community how we could improve our:
– Winter Life: Celebrate what makes Saskatoon inviting and fun even in the coldest months of the year.
– Winter Design: Improve community accessibility for everyone, even in the ice and snow.
– Winter Culture: Build enthusiasm for the winter season and helping us take advantage of all the opportunities winter brings.
– Winter Economy: Address challenges associated with winter to create more vibrant and prosperous service, retail and accommodation sectors in the winter.

We received a ‘blizzard’ of great ideas and now it is time to shape these into a Strategy. Please join us in a discussion of priorities and ways to support new and existing initiatives.

The workshop will also feature presentations by City-sponsored delegates who attended the Edmonton Winter City Shake-Up Conference in February.

DATE: Thursday, April 27th from 8:00 a.m. to Noon
LOCATION: Royal Canadian Legion Saskatoon Branch 63, 606 Spadina Crescent West.
Everyone welcome!

If you are interested in attending please RSVP to wintercityyxe@saskatoon.ca or call 306-975-2487.

Visit Saskatoon.ca/wintercityyxe for more information on the Winter City Strategy.

Saskatoon Services for Seniors

Saskatoon Services for Seniors is a community-based, not-for-profit organization established in 1988 that supports older adults (55+), seniors and physically challenged individuals’ aging-in-place in their own homes, in their own communities, for as long as possible, and with dignity.

Our services support all older adults, seniors and physically challenged individuals’ by offering services that include:
• housekeeping
• yard work
• snow shoveling
• other specialized services

If you are interested in helping using our services, or support low-income seniors, please consider, volunteering, making a donation (we are registered charity) and becoming a member.
Contact 306-668-2764 or ed.saskatoonservices4seniors@sasktel.net

Volunteer opportunities
We are currently seeking volunteers for:
1. Office administration support
 Answering incoming phone calls to the office
 Updating membership lists by contacting members to verify information
 Filing
Hours: 2-3 per week

2. Peer-to-peer assistance for seniors
 Provide support to seniors who need errands run
 Provide home support assistance to low income seniors who are unable to afford fee-for-services provided by SSFS (e.g. laundry, assistance getting to meals, etc.)
Hours: determined by specific need.

NB: We currently have one senior male who is in need of weekly laundry and light housekeeping est. 1.5 hours.

Urban Agriculture Community Meeting

Participants Wanted!
How Can Urban Agriculture Work For You?

How do you think we could bring more urban agriculture to your neighbourhood?
Come share your ideas at your neighbourhood’s community meeting!

The Ward 6 community meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th, at 6:30pm. It’s being hosted at the J.S. Wood Library (1801 Lansdowne Avenue) . Participation is limited to the first 10 respondents, so register today! We’re still looking for a few more community members attend that meeting, so it would be greatly appreciated if you could share this information with your local associations! Meetings will take about 90 minutes, snacks will be provided, and everyone who attends will be entered in a draw to win a CHEP Good Food Box!

If community members aren’t able to make it to their own ward’s meeting, but they would still like to participate, we may be able to find an alternate meeting date for them. They can contact us by email at urban.ag.research.sk@gmail.com to find an alternate arrangement. Lastly, if people are unable to make it to any of the meetings, they can still participate in just the online portion by going to the following website: http://conceptsystemsglobal.com/ASAP/sort/rate

These meetings are being held as a part of a research project on urban agriculture through the U of S College of Nursing. Our goal is to create an urban agriculture plan for Saskatoon that can increase access to quality, affordable food. For more information on this project, please contact Wanda Martin by email at wanda.martin@usask.ca, or call (306) 966-5429.

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Citizen Budget Goes On the Road

Which civic services are most important to you? Would you like to have your say on how your property taxes are used? Would you like an opportunity to share your priorities and preferences on the City’s 2017 Budget?

With a goal to encourage participation in the annual budget process amongst residents, the City of Saskatoon will be at the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market this Saturday, June 4, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to gather public feedback and promote Citizen Budget the City’s online interactive and educational tool.

Citizen Budget asks residents if the City should spend more, spend less, or spend the same on a variety of key civic services. The public can experience the complexity of building a City budget, and see the trade-offs that need to be considered when increasing, decreasing or providing the same level of service. Attendees at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, and at future locations will also have an opportunity to Have Their Say via a dot exercise where they’re invited to indicate their service level expectations and priorities for Budget 2017.

This is the second year for Citizen Budget. Last spring, the City held a public open house at City Hall, and asked residents to complete a survey online and at “on the road” locations. Citizen Budget launched in fall 2015; the public engagement budget activities are earlier this year due to the 2016 Civic Elections, October 26, 2016.

By ‘taking it on the road’ and visiting various locations, City staff hope to increase public participation and feedback that will be considered by Administration and City Council prior to Budget 2017 deliberations this December.

Future dates and locations for Citizen Budget On the Road can be found on saskatoon.ca/financialfuture. The online Citizen Budget tool is open until June 24. Residents wishing to complete a paper survey on their service level preferences, can do so in the lobby of City Hall.

Citizen Budget, and other public engagement activities such as the Annual Civic Services Survey, align with all of the City of Saskatoon’s Strategic Goals. We invest in what matters most to residents; the services we provide are aligned with what citizens expect; when people are actively engaged in the future and governance of their city, and through conversation and working together, we move the city forward, together.

Community Police Academy

The Saskatoon Police Service is once again accepting applications for the Community Police Academy scheduled for this fall. The goal of the Academy is to give the participants a better understanding of the Police Service through information and education. The people attending the Community Police Academy are members of the Saskatoon community from all walks of life.

The Community Police Academy is a 13 week course held in the fall; weekly sessions are 3 hours long. The sessions will be held in the classroom at the Saskatoon Police Service Headquarters, 76 – 25th Street East, Saskatoon. In addition there will be a ride-along option with a Patrol member and a sit-along in Detention or the Communication units. A Graduation Ceremony will be held upon completion.

The deadline to apply is August 1st. To apply, click this link: http://police.saskatoon.sk.ca/cpa/

If you have any questions, please contact the Community Police Academy Coordinator:
Constable Jing Xiao, Community Liaison Officer
306-975-2296; Jing.Xiao@police.saskatoon.sk.ca

Urban Agriculture Research

This research project, being run out of the University of Saskatchewan, is investigating how to best promote urban agricultural projects within Saskatoon, and we are looking for community members to participate! The goals of this study are to support the work of the Saskatoon Food Council, to guide changes to the built environment within Saskatoon, and to promote access to high quality food and active living.

We are looking for people to participate in small group discussions about how to create urban agriculture projects within all the different neighbourhoods in Saskatoon. We want to create an urban agriculture plan for Saskatoon that can increase access to quality, affordable food while providing opportunities for physical activity, and these meetings will help us understand the work needed to achieve these goals.

Meetings will take approximately 90 minutes. To be contacted about meetings in your area, please click here to register. If you would like more information on the research project, please contact Wanda Martin at wanda.martin@usask.ca, or call (306) 966-5429 during normal office hours.

Types of Urban Agriculture:
– herb gardens
– micro livestock
– fence gardens
– beehives
– greenhouse
– berry patches
– vegetable gardens
– community garden
– edible landscape
– backyard garden
– container garden
– orchards


Riversdale Community Association Fundraiser

8th Annual Soup & Silent Auction
Featuring soups from local restaurants and silent auction items from local businesses

Saturday April 30, 4pm – 7pm
St. Thomas Wesley United Church (808 20th Street East)
Lower hall

Five dollars buys all the soup you can eat!
This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The money you spend goes right back into the community!

Riversdale Community Association

B’nai Brith 61st Annual Silver Plate Dinner

– A Covenant For All Generations –
61st Annual Silver Plate Dinner
Thursday, November 12, 2015
TCU Place

5:30 Doors Open
7:00 Dinner and Program
Master of Ceremonies: Michael Shaw
Ticket Price: $225
Cheques to: B’nai Brith

Dear Friends,
Saskatoon B’nai Brith Lodge 739 is committed to providing you with an evening of fine food and fellowship. We look forward to the presentation of the prestigious “Proud of You Award” to a citizen who has provided exemplary volunteer service to our community.

Guests always look forward to our Reverse Draw:
First Out : $1 000
Every 25th Out : $225
10th to 4th Last Out : $450
3rd Last: $1250
2nd Last: $2500
Last Out : $5000

Our premium scotch bar, Silent Auction, and Live Auction will continue to be second to none (should you wish to support the B’nai Brith and gain some great exposure by providing items for either auction, please contact Ron Gitlin, 667-6202). Thanks to our guests, The B’nai Brith will be providing substantial financial support to several extremely worthy charities.

We look forward to sharing a memorable and, for many of you, a most rewarding evening.
Regards, David Katzman
Dinner Chair and President, BB Lodge 739

Tickets: $225 If you have not been personally contacted by Oct. 1, please phone:
Steven Goluboff 306-241-2141
Ron Gitlin 306-667-6202
Arnie Shaw 306-665-5380 x381
David Katzman 306-955-3563