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NatureCity Festival 2018

Event Name: NatureCity Festival
Date: May 22 – 27 2018
Cost: Free
Website: wildaboutsaskatoon.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildaboutyxe/
Description: All Ages

NatureCity Festival is a week-long festival featuring 50+ events to help you discover, explore and experience nature in Saskatoon! We invite urban residents, students, families, urban planners, artists, educators, community leaders, businesses and organizations to explore the vital role of nature in our prairie city and life.

Our city is a living network of rivers and streets, trees and office towers, prairies and yards. We are a city of contrasts unified by the natural networks that hold our ecosystem together. NatureCity Festival 2018 uses the Cree concept Âniskopicikêwin (pronounced ahnsko-pich’-kewin) to describe these vital connections.

NatureCity Festival is your opportunity to explore the vitality of urban nature in our city through experiential events, workshops, dynamic speakers, guided tours, citizen science projects, music, art, performance and more!

We want to show off the wild side of the Saskatoon: the magnificent river valley, parks, conservation areas, gardens and urban forests, together with the fascinating creatures and native plants that surround us. Celebrate the assets and diversity of nature in Saskatoon and deepen your understanding, appreciation and access to urban nature through experience, exploration and education.

We respectfully acknowledge that NatureCity Festival is situated on Treaty 6 territory and traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.

Join us on the trails, the rivers, the sidewalks, and the flyways to celebrate Saskatoon’s wild side.

Event Name: Nature Needs Half | NatureCity Festival Presents Harvey Locke
Date: Friday May 25 2018
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Aden Bowman Castle Theatre Saskatoon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/202996890459245/
Description: All Ages

Wild about Saskatoon is delighted to announce that Dr. Harvey Locke will be the keynote speaker at this year’s NatureCity Festival, May 22-27, 2018.

Harvey Locke is one of Canada’s and the world’s most respected voices for the protection of wildness. And he is coming to Saskatoon, as chair of the Nature Needs Half movement, to deliver an urgent message.

The Nature Needs Half movement begins with the recognition that nature needs sufficient space to function properly for the benefit of all life on our planet. In most ecosystems, science demonstrates that at least half of the region must be protected to ensure the Earth’s resilience in the face of environmental change. We only have to look around us or listen to the news to know that conservation efforts to date have not been sufficient to sustain life on Earth.

What does the knowledge mean for those of us who live along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River? How do we transform the bold vision of Nature Needs Half into an achievable strategy?

Harvey Locke will be addressing these questions at a public event at the Castle Theatre in Aden Bowman Collegiate from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the evening of May 25. We hope that you will be able to join us.

About Harvey:
Harvey is a conservationist, writer, and photographer, and worked closely with First Light Films on Wild Ways. He is a recognized global leader in the field of parks, wilderness and large landscape conservation. He is a founder of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and of the Nature Needs Half Movement. His work has been featured in films and television programs in many countries and his photography has been used in numerous publications. His popular writing has been published in English, French and Spanish, he has co-curated art shows about Nature in major North American museums, and he has written many peer reviewed articles. Named one of Canada’s leaders for the 21st century by Time Magazine, he has received many awards for his work including IUCN’s Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award for outstanding service to the worlds protected areas. He lives in Banff National Park, Canada.


Letters of Love

You are invited to The Refinery, 609 Dufferin Avenue, on Sunday, April 15th, between 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Refinery will join Author, and writer-in residence at St. Paul’s Hospital, Kristine Scarrow, to host a drop-in community event to support Letters of Love.

Letters of Love is an initiative that aims to offer comfort and words of support and encouragement, to patients and their families during challenging times, through heartfelt letters or cards written by members of the community. As Writer-in-Residence at St. Paul’s Hospital, Kristine knows the power of this initiative and sees it as a way to strengthen the bond between community and the patients at St. Paul’s, through words. An impactful initiative that we hope you will be a part of.

Please drop-in to write or draw a message with us. This is a free community event, all materials will be provided and all ages are welcome! Coffee, tea, and juice will be served.

Family Day Skating Party

Monday February 19, 2018

Bring the whole family for a holiday Monday full of skating, winter fun, and hot beverages! Don’t miss this chance to make the best of your Family Day. Join us at the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza from 12-4 p.m.

From 2:00 – 4:00 pm
– Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval, Dudley Street and Avenue R South (skating event will be cancelled if the temperature reaches -25 degrees C or below with the windchill)
– Cosmo Civic Centre, 3130 Laurier Drive


February 10, 2018 11:00AM-7:00PM

Kôna – Wanuskewin Winter Festival is an immersive 1 day event that features over 20 family friendly activities. Celebrate Indigenous Culture and spend the day exploring the park at this free event!

* Dog Sled Rides
* Story Telling
* Kick Sled Tours
* Snow Shoes
* Voyageur Games
* Log Sawing
* Snare & Trap Setting
* Animal Calls
* Puppet Tales
* Art Gallery Tours
* Fire, Tea & Bannock Making
* Artisan Fair
* 3 Person Hand Drum Contest
* Kahomani Contest
* Fiddle & Jigging Contest
* Really, Really, Really Antique Road Show – Archaeological Artifact Inquiry & ID – Learn the science & history behind the bones or tools you‘ve always wondered about – with Dr. Ernie Walker. Bring in your items to learn more about their age, purpose and history!


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.

Lace Up to End Diabetes

Did you know that all the proceeds from the Lace Up event goes towards supporting the 276,000 people with Pre-Diabetes & Diabetes in Saskatchewan and fighting this disease?

The event is a 15 km Run, 10 km walk/run, 5 km family fun walk/run and a Kid Fun Run. The event is on Saturday, August 26th in Archibald Park, registration is at 7:30 am and the kids fun run starts at 9:15 am. Early bird discount deadline July 14, 2017.

Additional events include food and beverage tents, zumba and yoga sessions, bouncy castle and face painting and more!

Participants can register at www.runningroom.com or phone 306-700-2850.


Family Skate Day – DATE CHANGE!

Family Skate Day

Due to the very warm weather the Cameco Family Day Skating Party has been changed to March 5, 2017

On SUNDAY MARCH 5, 2017 a free family skate day will be held at the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink in Kiwanis Memorial Park. The event will run from Noon-4 pm. Remember your skates and safety gear!

Special guests: the Saskatoon Blades

– gloves (while supplies last)
– sleigh rides
– skating
– face painting and balloon animals
– Tim Hortons hot chocolate and cookies (while supplies last)

Heritage Festival

Heritage Festival of Saskatoon
Explore Saskatoon and area’s rich heritage at the annual Heritage Festival of Saskatoon on Sunday, February 5th at the Western Development Museum.

This fun family event runs noon to 5 pm with live entertainment, games, costumes and more! Over 40 historical and cultural organizations gather in celebration of Canada’s 150th. Free admission to the Festival and Museum. Free parking.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th, we have chosen this year’s theme as 1867-2017, Moosewoods to Metropolis, Moving Forward:

One hundred and fifty years ago this place we call Saskatoon was emerging within a new land called Canada. To the east was the Moose Woods, home to an indigenous population who would play a significant role in the early settlement of Saskatoon and beyond. Chief Whitecap and John Lake would emerge as significant leaders paving the way to the diverse metropolis of the greater Saskatoon of today. Happy 150th Canada!

There’s lots to be entertained with at the festival:
Boomtown Stage:
• 12:30 pm Opening Ceremonies featuring the 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums
• 1:00 pm Holosy Ukrainian Choir
• 2:00 pm James Steele
• 3:00 pm Back of the Bus
• 4:00 pm Saskatoon Blues Showcase: BC Read and the Band of Some Renown

Family Stage in Butler Byers Century Hall:
• 12:20 pm Opening Parade Begins featuring the 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums
• 1:00 pm Junior Folk Dancers: Chinese, German, Bangla, Russian
• 2:00 pm Saskatoon Youth Orchestra
• 3:10 pm Saskatoon International Folk Dance Club
• 3:45 pm Hoop-Dee-Doo with the Hula Hoopster Talks in the Education Room:
• 1 pm Heritage documentary film, Lives & Letters – Moosewoods to Broadway, with introduction by filmmaker Jack Walton
• 2 pm Jeff O’Brien: “Saskatoon: Temperance Colony to Prairie City”
• 3 pm Bonnie Dahl “A 1919 Northern Saskatchewan Holiday”

For more information call the Western Development Museum at 306-931-1910 or visit www.heritagefestivalofsaskatoon.com.

Family in Motion Day

Saskatoon SCOA Globe Walk – Family In Motion Day
Gather your teams together for a walk in the park!

Date: Monday, February 20th, 2017
Time: 1 PM to 3PM
Location: Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, 1903 Forestry Farm Park Drive

– Meet in front of the Superintendents residence
– Steaming hot chocolate will be served
- Walking routes will be provided within the Forestry Farm Park.

For more information, visit our website scoaglobewalk.net, or phone 306-652-2255

Movie in the Park

Saturday Sept 10, 2016

Bring the family, flashlights and blankets to Varsity View’s 2016 screening of our Movie in the Park. This year’s big screen feature will be Kung Fu Panda 3, the latest in Po’s “legendary adventures in awesomeness”. Join Po and his loyal friends as he is tasked with his biggest challenge yet. They will need all paws on deck to defeat the supernatural villain Kai who is determined to rid China of all the kung fu masters and take over the land.

Show time is sundown (approximately 7:45pm) Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at President Murray Park.
Admission is free. Popcorn will be available for purchase.
Donations will also be accepted with proceeds going to benefit the our various park enhancement projects in our community.

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


Romp n Read program

Attention Varsity View families:

The Romp n Read program offered Tuesday mornings 9:30-11:30am @ Souris Hall meeting room needs children 0-5yrs with their parents to participate in this great program at no cost to you – please come out!

Without any more participants the program will be in jeopardy of shutting down!

Come on out meet new people in the community, learn new songs, read stories and just have fun with your child or children!

Any questions call Barb Giles at 306-652-0279.

Nutana Winterlude

Nutana Community Association presents Winterlude!
FREE Family Friendly Festival
Thursday, December 3 & Friday December 4, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 5, 10:00 – 5:00 pm

Behind Victoria School

Theatre on the Rink: The Hockey Sweater
Join Sum Theatre, Artists in Residence for the Nutana Community Association, for Nutana Winterlude, a family-friendly festival taking place in the park behind Victoria School.

The centerpiece of the festival will be Theatre on the Rink, an original adaptation of the classic Canadian story, The Hockey Sweater – performed entirely by actors on skates and featuring original, live music! Between performances, festival attendees will be invited to partake in a variety of free, wintertime activities throughout the park.

Theatre on the Rink runs on the hour every hour of the festival.

Free! Family Friendly! Games! Food! Bring your skates, toboggans and sleds!

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

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.