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Winter Play Program

Drop in for winter games and activities!
FREE!
Saturdays and Sundays
February 9 to March 9, 2019
10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Greystone Heights Rec Unit, 2711 Main Street
Holliston Rec Unit, 1511 Louise Avenue
Westmount Rec Unit, 306 Avenue L North
Massey Place Rec Unit, 3110 Massey Place
Heated warm-up recreation unit at each location.


Learn to Skate
FREE!
Participants must bring their own sites and CSA approved winter helmets. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult or responsible care giver.

Lawson Heights, 748 Redberry Road, Saturdays 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Holliston, 1151 Louise Avenue, Saturdays 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Montgomery, 3229 Caen Street, Sundays 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Greystone Heights, 2711 Main Street, Sundays 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Massey, 3110 Massey Place, Sundays 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM


For more information, call 306-975-3378
Activities will be cancelled if the temperature reaches -25 degrees C or below with the the windchill or due to adverse ice conditions.

Family Day Skate

Monday, February 18 2019
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval (Dudley Street and Avenue R South)
Cosmo Civic Centre (3130 Laurier Drive)

Bring your skates and safety gear and come down for an afternoon of skating and winter fun!
Stay warm inside the Cosmo gym with tipi teachings and indigenous hand games presented by the Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre.

Skating at the Speed Skating Oval will be cancelled if the temperature reaches -25 degrees C or below with windchill, or above -5 degrees C.

‘Indian Horse’ showing

Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre TRC Committee has partnered with The Roxy Theatre to offer a FREE viewing of Indian Horse on February 6th.

6:15 PM Doors Open
6:45 PM Opening Remarks & Smudge Ceremony

There will be a Smudge Ceremony before screening and Indian Residential School Survivors will be recognized.
Seating reserved for survivors and elders, and trauma counselors available on site.

Have you seen this incredible movie?
If you haven’t seen the movie, Indian Horse follows the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles stereotypes and alcoholism.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02cyFlnvA4s&fbclid=IwAR0f8n4DQ8_H5RhAirKU2D3hmTsjYTANczEV4P6AexPv37zd7mhv8B7NSJ4

YFF: I am War

Yorkton Film Festival
presents
I Am War
Monday November 5, 2018, 7:30 PM

Location: Grace Westminster United Church, 505 – 10th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0E3

The Yorkton Film Festival and Grace-Westminster United Church are hosting a film night Monday, November 5 at 7:30. This Remembrance Week event will feature I AM WAR, a documentary about veterans of the Afghan war.

Our speaker, Retired Colonel Malcolm Young, will talk about the war and its impact on Canadian military personnel. Young completed three tours of duty in Afghanistan and acted as a political liaison with government officials.

Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for the event. Refreshments will be served.

YFF: Howland’s Honey

Yorkton Film Festival
presents
Howland’s Honey
Monday October 1, 2018, 7:30 PM

Location: Grace Westminster United Church, 505 – 10th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0E3

An in-depth look at how the owners of Howland’s Honey near Canora, SK go about running a buzzing bee business. Sarah Wood, PhD Student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will talk about the importance of bees to the environment.

Everyone is welcome. Presented free of charge.

FREE Arthritis Symposium

PAIN: RELIEF IS WITHIN REACH
FREE Arthritis Symposium with Webcast and Resource Fair

Chronic pain is a reality for millions of Canadians living with arthritis – but there are ways to manage your pain and preserve your quality of life. This interactive, three-city live event is hosted by the Arthritis Society with access to experts in the field increase your understanding of chronic pain and how to keep it from taking control of your life.
Seats are limited – register today at arthritis.ca/prairiesymposium or call 1-800-321-1433

DATE: Sat. Nov. 3, 2018, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
LOCATION: Radisson Hotel, 405 – 20 Street, SASKATOON

SPEAKERS: Live In Saskatoon: Trevor Donald, Saskatoon Physiotherapist
Via webcast from Edmonton: Dr. Sana-Ara Ahmed, Anesthesiologist, Chronic Pain & Cannabinoid Medicine
Via webcast from Winnipeg: Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy, Rheumatologist & Arthritis Researcher

COST: FREE! Includes lunch

Learn about
– Pain research & management
– Cutting edge treatments
– Finding information & support
– The importance of lifestyle choices

Can’t attend in person? Register for the two-hour WEBCAST

Canadian Light Source Tours

CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE TOURS DURING GLOBAL BIOTECH WEEK

September 24, 2018 – September 28, 2018
Venue: Canadian Light Source
Address: 44 Innovation Boulevard
City: Saskatoon, SK S7N 2V3
Time: 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Recurrence: Recurring every week day

Free 1-hour tours are offered at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. From cutting-edge plant imaging to mine remediation, and studying everything from cancer to new fertilizers, this tour will introduce you to today’s big biotech research questions being explored at Canada’s only synchrotron!

CPR and AED Training

Community of Heroes – Saskatoon
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is putting on a free, family friendly CPR and AED training event Sunday August 12, 2018, from 12 PM – 4 PM in Kiwanis Park North.

Community of Heroes is a free-to-the-public, family-friendly CPR and AED training event. Learn from certified Heart & Stroke resuscitation experts and local heroes from MD Ambulance, and then take your turn in a four-hour, non-stop CPR relay! The first 100 people trained will receive a free CPR Anytime for Family & Friends™ kit to take home (includes a practice mannequin and instructional DVD), courtesy of Scotiabank.

See a cardiac emergency.
Know what to do.
Have the confidence to respond.

Location: Kiwanis Park North (Beside the Bess)

Facebook Event page

Sum Theatre 2018

Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebrate

In over 25 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!

Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebraat is an epic tale about a time and a place where everyone was disabled. A land of golden ramps and quiet spaces that was ruled by kindness alone, until a mysterious stranger arrives… This original story was written by Adam Pottle and adapted by the Sum Theatre ensemble. Presented by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and Concentus Citizenship Education, join us for the free, family friendly show in Saskatoon public parks July 2 – 31st.

Sum Theatre website

SCHEDULE
July 2 – Chief Darcy Bear Park at 7:00pm
July 3 – Alexander MacGillivray Young Park at 7:00pm
July 5 – Optimist at 4:00pm and at 7:00pm
July 6 – Wilson Park at 7:00pm
July 8 – Holland Park at 2:00pm
July 8 – Wallace Park at 7:00pm
July 9 – Swick Park at 7:00pm
July 10 – James Anderson Park at 7:00pm
July 11 – Meadowgreen Park at 7:00pm
July 12 – GD Archibald Park West at 7:00pm
July 13 – Silverspring Park at 7:00pm
July 15 – Churchill Park at 2:00pm
July 15 – Anita Langford Park at 7:00pm
July 16 – Ashworth Holmes Park at 7:00pm
July 17 – Les Kerr Park at 7:00pm
July 18 – Herbert S. Sears Park at 7:00pm
July 19 – Mount Royal Park (Nut Free Performance) at 7:00pm
July 20 – Ernest Lindner Park at 7:00pm
July 22 – Pleasant Hill Park at 2:00pm
July 22 – Lakeview Park at 7:00pm
July 23 – Exhibition Park at 7:00pm
July 24 – W.J.L. Harvey North Park at 7:00pm
July 25 – Sidney L. Buckwold Park at 7:00pm
July 26 – AH Browne Park at 7:00pm
July 27 – Parc Canada Park at 7:00pm
July 29 – Robert Hunter Park West at 2:00pm
July 29 – Buena Vista Park at 7:00pm
July 30 – Surprise Park at 7:00pm
July 31 – Surprise Park at 7:00pm

Police Pipes & Drums Concert

SASKATOON POLICE PIPES & DRUMS ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
River Landing Amphitheatre, Rotary Park & River Landing
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Admission: no cost
Saskatoon Police Pipes & Drums Annual Summer Concert.

The Saskatoon Police Pipes and Drums is a proud organization with a long history in the Saskatchewan pipe band community. While embracing the traditions of ceremonial police pipe bands, the The Saskatoon Police Pipes and Drums strives to play at a professional and competitive musical standard.

The Listen Project now open

The Government of Saskatchewan’s program for survivors of sexual violence, The Listen Project, is now open to the public.

The program provides legal advice to survivors of sexual violence, and is hosted by Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA).

“We acknowledge that Saskatchewan has unfortunately high rates of sexual victimization and recognize sexual violence survivors often need help in responding to and overcoming such violence,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said. “The government stands with these survivors, and this program is a testament to our ongoing commitment to address the problem of sexual violence in Saskatchewan.”

Survivors of sexual violence can contact the program online at https://listen.plea.org/ or by phone toll-free at 1-855-258-9415. Under the program, clients can receive a referral for up to two hours of free legal information and advice. Where needed, an additional two hours of free legal assistance may be approved.

“The Listen Project is designed to help survivors overcome some of the barriers in accessing the justice system by helping them understand their legal rights and options,” PLEA Executive Director Joel Janow said. “PLEA is very excited to be part of this important project and looks forward to helping survivors of sexual violence find their voice.”

Funding for the program was provided by the Department of Justice Canada through the Federal Justice Victims Fund. As a pilot project, the program has been provided with enough funding to run until March 2021.

“Sexual assault can have devastating and traumatic impacts on victims and survivors, yet is one of the most underreported crimes in Canada,” Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould said. “Our government is committed to breaking down the barriers that may discourage reporting, and to ensuring that we have the tools in place to support those who do come forward. I am very pleased that the Government of Canada is able to help fund this important initiative.”

The Listen Project handles cases that involve sexual assault, sexual harassment in the workplace and historical sexual abuse. The program is free, and has no age restrictions or limitations on how much time has passed since an incident of sexual violence occurred. The only limitation is that the sexual violence must have occurred in Saskatchewan. Incidents of sexual violence do not need to be reported to the police for clients to be eligible for the program.

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.

https://natureneedshalf.org/

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.

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.