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Run for the Cure 2020

This year, since we can’t meet in person, the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind experience with both physical and virtual components.

On Run Day, Varsity View community residents will join the live-streamed online opening ceremonies at 9:30 am CST before heading out to walk or run in the neighbourhood. Several 1 KM and 5 KM routes are set up in the city for people to use on Run Day. The North Route and the Central Route are the routes closest to the Varsity View community but residents are welcome to use any route they would like to take.

Being physically apart won’t stop us from coming together to change the future of breast cancer. Join us and run or walk your way on October 4th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Saskatoon CIBC Run for the Cure Committee through their facebook group “Saskatoon – Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run For the Cure”. Register today at cibcrunforthecure.com.

Race Against Racism

9th Annual Fun Run/Walk and Cultural Expo
September 21, 2019
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Victoria Park (near the boathouse)

The Race Against Racism (RAR) got its start in 2011 with one goal; to provide a positive environment for people of all backgrounds to gather and promote an active, healthy lifestyle while encouraging positive police community relations. Runners, walkers and rollers have the choice to participate in the 2.5km, 5km, or 10km.

Members from five settlement agencies (Saskatoon Open Door Society, The Global Gathering Place, International Women of Saskatoon, Newcomer Information Centre and Saskatchewan Intercultural Association), are part of RAR’s planning committee. Those agencies collect and divide the funds raised from the event to help continue local programming. A joint fundraiser called “Cram the Cruiser” is also tied to the Race. All entrants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to help fill a patrol car to donate to the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre.

The City of Saskatoon’s Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee have been key partners from the beginning. Our partners at Brainsport will be hosting the race.

The Race includes an expo beyond the finish line called “Around the World – A Cultural Expo.” It showcases ethnic displays from local groups to promote community engagement and to celebrate diversity.

The Annual Race Against Racism brings together individuals from all over Saskatoon from various communities, with unique backgrounds, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, ages and ethnicities. Everyone comes together to achieve a common goal; to provide a positive, safe environment to live in harmony and show that Saskatoon will not accept racism.

To Register online, go to: https://www.facebook.com/racesaskatoon/

Chalk Mural Record

Have you heard?! On August 31st 2019, Meewasin is attempting to make history by setting a new world record for the longest chalk mural right in Saskatoon on the Meewasin Trails, and we need your help!

In order to break the world record, the whole mural must reflect a ‘Meewasin Valley’ theme. This can include anything relating to the natural world (plants, animals, insects, weather) or to things you see around the trails (the Bessborough, buildings, etc.) will count!

We are getting participants to register so we can ensure there are enough people at each of the stations. There is no experience necessary to be a chalker, which you can register for here

We are also looking for volunteer coordinators to help with getting the chalkers set up. You can register to volunteer here

More information about the event and sponsors can be found at our website page here or on our Facebook event page here

This will be a fun community event, meant to bring people to the outdoors, and to work together to accomplish breaking a record while creating beautiful art on the trails!

Use the Hashtag #MeewasinRecord on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter leading up to, after, or at the event to get your name entered to win a prize pack! (Winner announced September 6th 2019)

Spread the word, bring family, friends, and be part of history!

Inktober 2018

Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober Drawing Challenge by doing one ink drawing a day for the entire month and posting those drawings to social media with the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2018.

Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.


Terry Fox Run 2018

Terry Fox Run – Sunday September 16, 2018
Everyone is welcome to participate in a Terry Fox Run, regardless of age, athletic ability or socio-economic standing. While the Run does not have an entry fee or minimum donation we do ask all participants to fundraise or make a donation. You can raise funds online, use a pledge sheet or make a donation at the Run site. Whatever your choice, please know that every dollar counts.

This year’s run will be held at the Bessborough Gardens. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Run start time is 12 p.m.


The Math Game Morning

The Math Game Morning
Saturday February 4, 2017
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

For children 4-14 and their whole families – exciting Math and Logic-related games, activities, puzzles and more! It is organized with support from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Saskatchewan.

Location: University of Saskatchewan GSA Commons; Emmanuel and St. Chad Building at 1337 College Drive.

Parking: off Wiggins Rd, turn right before the Observatory.

Participation fees after registration: $5 (age 4-14), $3 adults (15+), free for kids 0-3; ($7 & $5 without registration).

Light lunch will be offered: Chilli, chips, pop, coffee, dessert…

More details http://sask-math.livejournal.com


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!


Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. 31 Days 31 Drawings

InkTober rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it on your blog (or tumblr, instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin it on your wall.)
3) Hashtag it with #inktober
4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.

That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.


Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan

The Potashcorp Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan goes from Jun 4-7th, located at Kiwanis Park Saskatoon. We will be offering a variety of workshops, shows and activities for participants of all ages.

Specific activities include our Circus Arts Tent which will be offering amazing acrobatic acts, face painting and workshops. Additionally we have fossil finding and Lego building. Our Arts Français program is completely new this year! We will have an entire tent devoted to French activities. A Grandparent Grandchild Dance will be held at 12:30 on Saturday June the 4th accompanied by bilingual and fiddle music. Like last year, we will be offering our FREE Sunset Party which will run after hours from 5-9 pm on Saturday June the 4th.

For more details about all our performers and activities please visit our website: http://potashcorpchildrensfestival.com/

Coldest Night of the Year

It’s cold out there.

Walk with us on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in the Coldest Night of the Year, a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 100+ communities across Canada.

The Bridge & Lighthouse serve people living with poverty in Saskatoon. Your involvement in the WALK will impact hundreds of lives in a positive way, helping build a bright future that once seemed out of reach.

Here’s the schedule for the walk:
4:00 – Registration opens
4:30 – 1st 5KM Walk begins (10 KM registered walkers)
4:45 – 2nd 5KM Walk begins (5 KM registered walkers)
5:00 – 2KM Walk begins, Registration closes
6:00 – Route closes

Between 5:30 and 7:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers. So, be sure to linger with us afterwards, share some laughs, hang with some friends and celebrate the walk – at least till you warm up.

Important Instructions
Registration opens at 4:00 pm. All 10 and 5 km walkers should try to be there at four to ensure start times will be kept. (If walkers are late for registration, and therefore late for their distance’s start time, they will be asked to walk a shorter route, with the next start time. ) All walkers must check-in and sign a waiver form before participating. Please come prepared with:
All cash and cheques payable to “Coldest Night of the Year”
Pledge sheet with all donor data filled out completely and neatly OR
Post all pledges of cash and cheques online in your personal fundraising page and print off the “My Donor List” and bring with cash or cheques**.
Bring a signed WAIVER FORM available online under TOOLS / FORMS on the main site .

Note: Walkers who raise $150 (adults) or $75 (youth aged 13-17) do NOT have to pay the $25 registration fee.

Coldest Night of the Year/Saskatoon

Wintershines 2016

PotashCorp Wintershines Snow Park– Have fun in the snow! Bring your mittens, toques, snow pants and appropriate winter footwear to enjoy the outdoors in! Come and check out the professionally-designed ice sculptures, inflatable IGLOO, sleigh rides, and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Saturday January 23 – OPENING DAY!: Noon-8pm
Sunday January 24 – 10am-8pm
Monday-Thursday January 25-28 – 4pm-8pm
Friday, January 29 – 12pm-8pm
Saturday, January 30- 10am-8pm
Sunday, January 31- CLOSING DAY! 10am-5pm

PotashCorp is proud to sponsor WinterShines, where you’ll find lots of frosty fun!

The Market Square at River Landing is located at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market at 19th Street and Sonnenschein Way.


PotashCorp Children’s Festival & Sunset Party

Come to the PotashCorp Children’s Festival and the ‘Sunset Party’ on Saturday June 6th.

The Festival runs June 5th-7th in Kiwanis park and there is an abundance of exciting and entertaining performances, activities and games for children of all ages to enjoy. In addition, the Sunset Party is a totally free event happening after the normal Festival hours on Saturday night. While most of the Site Activities will be closed, there will be a free live music on the Activity Stage, as well as outside events like slacklining and the giant Earth ball, and a Fire Show at 9pm, featuring fire hula hooping and juggling! The two shows that will be running during the Sunset Party are Think Bigg at 6pm and The Little Prince at 8pm.

Please visit www.potashcorpchildrensfestival.com if you have any questions.

A Night Out with a Varsity View!

This year, VVCA’s annual Fundraiser/Social will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Join us on the top floor of Luther Tower, overlooking the community, to socialize with other community residents and raise money for park improvements.

Doors open: 7:30pm
Buffet dinner and dessert: 8:00 pm
Cash bar
Tickets: $40/person

FOR TICKETS, EMAIL varsityviewca@gmail.com or contact an Executive member.

Relay For Life

Fighting Cancer is a Team Effort!

Get your friends, family and co-workers together and join the fight for LIFE. Relay For Life is a 12-hour overnight, non-competitive event. Teams of 12-15 friends, family members or co-workers get together and run, walk, or stroll around a track as part of a Relay For Life team. On Relay For Life night, participants pitch tents which may be decorated in their particular theme. The tent serves as the team’s headquarters for the evening. It is a time for you and your team to join in the celebration of survival, a tribute to the lives of loved ones and a night of fun, entertainment, friendship and fundraising to beat cancer. It’s a night for all ages!

Gather a team, pick a theme and join the biggest cancer event to make the biggest difference. We are looking for volunteers, cancer survivors and/or people who would want to put in a team to raise funds for cancer research and various programs which the CCS provides.

Diefenbaker Park, Saskatoon
June 12, 2015
6pm to 6am
Find more information on our website
or call 306-244-4389