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Colonization Road: Free film

Free film Wednesday March 21 at the Broadway Theatre
Saskatchewan Intercultural Association presents the 6th annual Reel to Real Anti-Racism Film Festival, featuring “Colonization Road” followed by a panel of speakers.

Synopsis: In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”

*Free popcorn for everyone in attendance!
6:00pm Doors open
6:45pm Welcome and Introduction
7:00pm Film begins
8:00pm Performance by Curtis Peeteetuce, Followed by Panel Discussion
9:00pm Conclusion

School Break Camp

City of Saskatoon Offering School Break Camps April 3 – 5, 2018

The City has teamed with EB Sports Academy, Jade Roberts and the University of Saskatchewan 7’s Rugby team to offer active and accessible camps for youth aged 10-14 during the spring school break.

The camps are free and youth can register for multiple sessions:

• Session 1: Tuesday April 3rd 9:00am – 12:00pm – Rugby
• Session 2: Tuesday April 3rd 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Rugby
• Session 3: Wednesday April 4th 9:00am – 12:00pm – Basketball
• Session 4: Wednesday April 4th 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Basketball
• Session 5: Thursday April 5th 9:00am – 12:00pm – Double Ball
• Session 6: Thursday April 5th 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Floor Hockey

All activities will take place at the Cosmo Civic Centre, 3130 Laurier Drive.
For more information or to register please call 306-975-3378. Registration closes March 26, 2018.

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.)

U of S Book Club: Thomas King

2018 Arts & Science Book Club selection:
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King

The College of Arts & Science will welcome award-winning author Thomas King at two free public events on Jan. 29, 2018. Alumni, students and the wider college community are invited to read The Inconvenient Indian in anticipation of the author’s visit to campus.

Monday, Jan. 29
Reading and Discussion with Thomas King
2:00–3:30 pm
Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, 5 Campus Dr.

My Writing Life: An Interview with Thomas King
Join journalist Betty Ann Adam for a conversation with Thomas King about his life and work.
7:00–8:30 pm
Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building, 107 Administration Pl.

About Thomas King:
Thomas King is an award-winning writer whose fiction includes Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water and The Back of the Turtle, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award. His non-fiction book The Truth About Stories won the Trillium Book Award, while The Inconvenient Indian won the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the RBC Taylor Prize. A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Thomas King has taught at the University of Lethbridge and was chair of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota before moving to the University of Guelph, where he taught until he retired. He lives in Guelph with his partner, Helen Hoy.

Me Ta We Tan

Recreation and Community Development has developed a wonderful program for teens in the City. Please join us at one of the following locations for the Teen Drop in Centre.

Location Name: Caswell Hill School Gym
Program Time: 2017 – 18:30 to 20:30
Days of the Week: Wednesdays
Age Category: Youth
Program Fee: FREE
Program Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Age Grouping: YOUTH
Community Association: Caswell Hill

DID YOU KNOW ME TA WE TAN means “Let’s Play” in Cree?

Each Centre has two leaders trained and certified in HIGH FIVE and can deliver moderate to vigorous activities based on skill development to meet the needs of the participants. HIGH FIVE is a certification based on the Principles of Healthy Child Development and is offered through Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association.

For more information on City of Saskatoon MeTaWeTan, please visit www.saskatoon.ca

Silflay String Quartet

A Celebration of Music and Community!

Join us for an afternoon of music featuring Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Silflay String Quartet performing musical gems by Jewish composers Achron and Korngold.

Sunday October, 22, 2017
2:00 pm
Congregation Agudas Israel (715 McKinnon Ave S)
FREE Admission

Donations accepted for the Congregation Agudas Israel Legacy Project Capital Campaign and St. John’s Cathedral Organ Restoration Fund.

Word on the Street 2017

September 24, 2017
Location: Broadway Avenue
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

The Word On The Street is moving to Broadway! Saskatoon’s annual celebration of Canadian authors and publishers is now in its seventh year, and after six successful festivals in downtown Saskatoon, will take place this year in the Broadway Business District area on Sunday, September 24.

Opening Ceremonies for this family friendly event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 24 with author presentations, exhibitors and other activities continuing between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Take Back the Night

September 21, 2017
Location: YWCA
Address: 510 25th St E
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

Take Back The Night is an annual rally and March that will be held this year at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 21st. The rally will begin at the YWCA on 25th street at 7:00pm. We will have a guest speaker that will raise awareness about gender-based violence issues followed by a March up 25th street and the College Drive Bridge.

All are welcome to help raise awareness of gender-based violence and to help create safe communities and respectful relationships. We are seeking to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.

*There will be an off duty city bus that can help transport anyone with mobility issues that would like to take part in the event. There will be refreshments and entertainment to follow the march.

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/.

Alvin Buckwold Program is 50!

Come Celebrate Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program’s 50th Anniversary!!!
Where: 1319 Colony Street
When: Saturday September 23rd, 2017
Time: 11:00am- 2:00pm
Free hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks!

Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program (ABCDP)
Located at 1319 Colony Street, the Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program (ABCDP) is a unique place for special kids to learn and grow. Our programs give kids tons of room to play and lots of chances to meet new friends.

We offer diagnostic and treatment services to children 0-18 years of age, as well as support for families. Our mandate is to serve clients who display or are at significant risk for developmental, cognitive and/or physical challenges.

Using a family-centered approach, we work in partnership with parents to try to understand the specific needs of their child. We are open to receiving requests from parents and caregivers, physicians and other agencies.

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.

Curbside Swap

Have clean, usable stuff to give away? Want free stuff? Plan your own Curbside Swap or participate in the city-wide Swap on September 9, 2017!

The Saskatoon Curbside Swap program is a series of community-organized events where residents place unwanted items in good condition – clearly marked FREE – on their curbs for anyone to pick up. At the end of the Swap day, residents return unclaimed items to their home along with their newfound treasures.

Giving used items a new home keeps them out of our landfill and swapping helps to build a sense of community. It’s a fun and environmentally friendly way to get rid of unwanted (but usable) items and to find free stuff!

To get started with organizing a community-wide swap, contact your Community Association. To help swap organizers promote their events, the City provides downloadable promotional postcards, posters and ‘free stuff’ signs. Promote your event and share your information with your friends on the 2017 Curbside Swap Facebook Event page at Saskatoon City News.

For more information, guidelines, and to download promotional materials to help with planning your own Swap, visit saskatoon.ca/curbsideswap or call 306-975-2487.

Please remember to obey all traffic laws and to watch for children. If you are posting signs, please take note of The Temporary Sign Bylaw – Bylaw No. 7491.

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!


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

Taking to the Court

Registration is now open for Taking to the Court – a free event being hosted by the City of Saskatoon, for boys ages 10 to 14. Event takes place on Monday, November 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cosmo Civic Centre (3130 Laurier Drive)

A day for boys to get active, learn, and improve skills in basketball under the direction of qualified instructors. Lunch and snacks are provided at each event. Space is limited.

Please call 306 975 3378 before Tuesday, November 8, to register.