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AAA Downtown Cycling Network

The City of Saskatoon is inviting Saskatoon residents to learn more about the development of an All Ages & Abilities (AAA) Downtown Cycling Network. This network has been in development since fall 2017 when the Downtown Protected Bike Lane Demonstration concluded. AAA cycling facilities physically separate people riding bikes from drivers, thereby increasing the comfort and safety of all cyclists.

The network plan considers the following:
– Connection to Saskatoon’s wider cycling network;
– Integration with other key downtown projects such as Bus Rapid Transit and the re-opening of Traffic Bridge;
– Impacts to all users in the downtown in identifying the most appropriate streets to host AAA facilities.

Information about the AAA Downtown Cycling Network will be available as part of a larger forum on topics related to future growth: Plan for Growth Community Open House Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Western Development Museum

City of Saskatoon Come & Grow

City-wide Community Open House
March 7, 4:30 – 8:30 PM

Western Development Museum

A come and go event with something for everyone, including the kids.

Let’s get the conversation started on:
– transforming our transit system
– redevelopment around our major roads
– improvements in neighbourhood design

Everyone is welcome!


If you can’t make it to the event, check out all engagement opportunities at saskatoon.ca/engage and use #GrowYXE on social media to share your thoughts about our plans for growth (Bus Rapid Transit, Corridor Planning, Transit Villages, etc.)

Read Saskatoon LIT UP!

LIT UP! is a fun, casual evening that spotlights literacy through great volunteer recognition, great company, tasty eats, sweet treats, and exciting ticket, silent, and live auction items!

Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm cocktails, 7:15 pm program
Location: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
Tickets: $75/person, $600/table, $800/VIP. A charitable receipt is available for ticket purchases.

LIT UP! sells out early every year! Visit READSaskatoon.com or call 306.652.5448 to get your tickets today!

LIT UP!

LIT UP! Spotlighting Literacy
Date: Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm cocktails, 7:15 pm program
Location: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
Tickets: $75/person, $600/table, $800/VIP. A charitable receipt is available for ticket purchases.

LIT UP! is a fun, causal evening that spotlights literacy through great volunteer recognition, great company, tasty eats, sweet treats, and exciting ticket, silent, and live auction items!

LIT UP! sells out early every year! Visit READSaskatoon.com or call 306.652.5448 to get your tickets today!

4th Annual Big Shred

On Saturday, May 6 from 9 am – 12 noon, attend the 4th annual ‘Big Shred’ in the parking lot of McClure United Church at 4025 Taylor St. (at McKercher)!

Protect against personal identity theft as your old papers go into the Shred-It company truck’s shredders! Quickly destroy old bank and utility statements, tax returns (2010 and earlier), old files, outdated documents, etc.

The service is by donation (suggested $10 per paper box, or $5 per shopping bag) to assist the McClure Place Foundation in paying down the mortgage at Amy McClure House. Protect your family by removing that unwanted . . . yet personal paper!

(Note: In 2016, nearly 14,000 pounds of paper was safely shredded in three hours!)

Ice Cycle is back!

Ice Cycle is back! Join us for “the coldest bike ride on the planet” followed by a book talk with Tom Babin, author of Frostbike.

WHEN: February 27, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
WHERE: Saskatoon Farmer’s Market, 414 Avenue B South, Saskatoon, SK S7M 1M8
COST: Free

5:30 pm: The coldest bike ride on the planet
6:30 pm: Return to the Farmer’s Market for chili & drinks followed by…
7:15 pm: Book talk with Tom Babin

Before the ride, we will have a brief safety talk entitled ‘David and Goliath – On Staying Alive and the Law.’ Join Dave Palibroda, a lifetime cyclist, and Ben Ralston, a lawyer, for this lively discussion on safe cycling and our cycling by-laws, and when they sometimes conflict. Know the law, learn your options in tricky situations, and find out what everyone can do to support safer cycling by-laws in Saskatoon.

Come prepared to ride. There will be a short saftey demonstration before we head out. Everyone is welcome.

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Gone Wild for Wildlife Event

SOS Wildlife Rehabilitation presents:
Gone Wild for Wildlife: A Wild Life Educational Event

The annual educational fundraiser for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan
Saturday, November 14 at Prairieland Park from 10 – 5pm.

There will be 6 speakers on the following topics: Boreal Wolf Project, Bat Ecology, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Black Footed Ferret Recovery Project, Owl Biology, and the Reptile Show.

There are many activities planned such as making animal track casts, short science experiments with Science Connections, owl pellet dissections, juggling school and many more.

Come out and meet your local conservation officers and get up close and personal with some local wildlife too. This is a great, fun filled educational event for young and old alike.

Admission – $5/person
$20 family pass
$30 combined event pass with Saskatoon Family Expo and Gone Wild for Wildlife
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Join the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan for a fun filled day at Gone Wild for Wildlife. There will be live wildlife from near and far, interactive and educational displays, fun and informative lectures, a silent auction, and activities such as owl pellet dissections, science experiments, juggling school and much more.

The event will take place on Saturday, November 14th at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon from 10 am until 5 pm. All funds raised from the event will go towards helping WRSOS continue their efforts to help keep Saskatchewan’s wildlife wild. Admission is $5/person or $20/Family.

WRSOS’ primary goals are: to prevent the unnecessary removal from the wild of wildlife, to provide rescue and transportation to qualified care of those that do need help and, to ensure the return to the wild of rescued and rehabilitated wildlife. Through events such as Gone Wild for Wildlife, WRSOS aims to raise awareness and knowledge about wildlife, rehabilitation and nature preservation in Saskatchewan and to promote understanding and respect for wildlife.

Established in 2006, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan is a volunteer driven, registered non-profit organization. WRSOS’ first line of defence is our emergency hotline. This phone line is manned 12 hours/day, 365 days/year. The hotline gives the public an avenue they can take when they find an injured or orphaned animal or when they have questions or need advice regarding wildlife issues. A dramatic increase in calls – from 177 in 2006 to almost 2000 in 2014 – only highlights the need for an organization like WRSOS.

WRSOS has 70 volunteers and one paid summer employee on the emergency hotline. WRSOS’ efforts are supported by 20 vet clinics province wide that volunteer their services free or at a reduced rate and 20 provincially licensed wildlife rehabilitators from Moose Mountain to Meadow Lake.
To learn more visit www.wrsos.org.

Bike to Work Day! June 24, 2015

Commuters! Choose to Bike To Work on June 24th and enjoy some fun and grab-n-go refreshments provided by local businesses and organizations! Check out the stations at our website and stop by a commuter station (or two or three) around the city on your way to work between 7 and 9 AM!

Mission:
The mission of Bike To Work Day (BTWD) Saskatoon is to attract new cyclists to community while celebrating the efforts of those who already use their bikes to get to and from work and other commitments.

What to Expect:
Commuter stations will be set up at various locations around the city from 7-9 AM on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015. They will be hosted by participating local businesses and organizations and the public can enjoy grab-and-go refreshments, information, and some fun on their way to work! Check out the map for an updated list of stations and plan your route to stop by one or more of them!

Why Bike to Work?
Cycling is a healthy, convenient, and low-cost form of everyday transportation that improves our community by decreasing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution. We hope this event inspires more people to think of cycling as a regular means of transportation and to experience the benefits of arriving at work feeling refreshed, energized, and alert.

Doors Open Saskatoon – June 7, 2015

June 7, 2015:
Saskatoon Heritage Society presents Doors Open Saskatoon – Doors Open Saskatoon, a popular bi-annual event that allows people to peek behind the curtains of some of Saskatoon’s most interesting buildings for free, has been confirmed for Sunday, June 7, 2015. This year’s event is sure to have something for everyone with an exciting mix of new and old buildings. Approximately 20 buildings have already been added to this year’s tour, including Affinity Credit Union (City Park School), Bus Barns, Fire Station #1, Little Stone School House, and the Superintendents Residence. The complete list of participating buildings for the 2015 Doors Open Saskatoon event is expected to be released in mid-May. Visit the Doors Open Saskatoon website at www.doorsopensaskatoon.com to keep up-to-date.