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Recycle for VVCA

Do you like to collect pop cans and bottles for recycling? Do you like to donate to worthy causes?

Now you can do both! Drop off your recyclable containers at any Saskatoon SARCAN location and either tell them to put your refund toward “VVCA” or use the Drop & Go system with the group account “VVCA“. Your refund will be directed to VVCA and then used for community projects in our neighbourhood.

With Drop & Go there is no waiting in line. Just punch your account into the terminal, tag your bags with the sticky labels generated and then drop your bags off at the counter. Easy.


Drop & Go is a new service that SARCAN is offering at our larger depots in cities and towns across Saskatchewan. When the line gets long, Drop & Go is an easy way to drop off your containers without having to wait.

SARCAN Drop & Go information

BINGO de MAYO

JOIN THE VARSITY VIEW COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION FOR OUR ANNUAL SPRING SOCIAL EVENT!

BINGO DE MAYO!

When: Saturday May 5, 2018; Doors open 5:30 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM
Where: Albert Community Centre, 610 Clarence Avenue, Loft (enter from the south doors and use the elevator from the basement level)
What: food, drinks, BINGO, prizes and socializing!
Cost: $45/person

Fantastic Authentic Mexican Cuisine
From La Bamba Café, Saskatoon (www.labambacafe.ca)

Because nothing says SPRING like playing BINGO with your friends and neighbours!

Tickets available from VVCA board members or by emailing varsityviewca@gmail.com

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!

Gold Walk Saskatoon

Join us on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1pm-4pm for the 3rd Annual Gold Walk in Saskatoon!! It will be a time to honor and remember those kids in our local community, and throughout Canada, who have been diagnosed with cancer. We will walk a short walk through downtown Saskatoon, spreading awareness and fundraising for Childhood Cancer Canada!!

Cancer is the leading cause of disease related death for Canadian children, yet it receives only 3% of funding from the Canadian government. Change starts with awareness.

Start collecting your gold gear!! We will walk along 19th St, over the Broadway bridge and back to the Amphitheatre. We will wear our Gold clothing and hold Gold signs, spreading awareness of Childhood Cancer!! We will be raising money for Childhood Cancer Research through Childhood Cancer Canada. All proceeds from our event go directly to Childhood Cancer Research in Canada.

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LutherCare book sale

LutherCare Communities presents a book and movie fair on September 13, 2017.

LutherCare Communities is hosting a book and movie fair on Wednesday, September 13th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Items can be purchased by donation.

All proceeds from this fair will support the recreation programs for the residents of Luther Special Care Home. We strive to provide top quality programs and entertainment to the residents of our long term care. This sale is a fantastic way to support neighbours within the community and get some great deals on a wide selection of books and movies.

The sale will be held outside of the Luther Special Care Home at 1212 Osler Street (weather permitting).

LutherCare Communities has been providing excellence in care, shelter and support to Saskatchewan seniors and residents for over 60 years. Today, over 500 employees provide a wide range of health services, senior’s housing and community services to over 1,200 residents and clients in locations throughout the province.

For further information on LutherCare Communities and their services, please visit www.luthercare.com.

Big Plans Update

Albert Recreation Unit – 13th Street and Clarence Avenue
Big Plans for a Little Park

Changes are scheduled to begin this fall as the City of Saskatoon will be replacing four of the play structures. Funding for this part of the park rehab is courtesy of a federal Canada 150 grant. This will improve the park on both the north and south sides of the fenceline with the removal of the extremely well-used wooden play structures.

Fundraising continues towards further redevelopment of the park. Through various grants, fundraising events, and donations from residents we have raised well over $100,000. Thank you to all those who have helped support our neighbourhood project. To donate please visit https://nutana.ca/about-our-fundraising-for-the-albert-rec-unit/ .

The scope of further improvements, primarily on the south side of the fence, will be dictated by the total funds raised by early 2018. These further improvements include many features including more equipment, green landscaping and contouring, new play features, a riding/running loop, a tiny toboggan hill and a 3 on 3 basketball court. The current timeline is to complete all phases of construction before 2018 splash pool season. Thank you to Jim Siemens (Oxbow Architecture) and Chris Popplewell (Strata Developments) for their professional assistance.

Lighthouse Raise-A-Thon

Lighthouse Raise-A-Thon
Amazing Race – Lighthouse Edition

Event Date: September 22, 2017
Time: 1:00pm
Start at the Lighthouse, Rain or Shine
The Lighthouse Supported Living is an emergency shelter, supported living, and affordable housing provider in downtown Saskatoon.

The goal is to have a fun adventure race on foot with teams of two competing to raise big funds, beat the competition, and have a unique team building event. Mini-challenges around downtown Saskatoon will test your problem-solving skills with an after-party to celebrate!

We hope to raise $25,000 through sponsorship and team fundraising, with a goal of $500 raised per team.

Money raised will go towards our pilot Foot Care Program that aims to detect health issues before they become serious diseases, as well as providing homes and meals for those who have experienced or are at-risk of homelessness in Saskatoon.

Entry fee to race is $100 per team of two ($50 per person). Prizes will be awarded to the team who finishes first, as well as the team who raises the most funds for The Lighthouse.

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Diabetes Canada canvassing

From October 1 – 15, 2017, Diabetes Canada will be canvassing door to door in your community raising funds to assist in the fight against diabetes. Our residential campaign proceeds will support essential child, family and youth programming including D-Camp, Family Camp, and Youth in Action. D-camps are the only camps of their kind for children living with Type One Diabetes in Saskatchewan. The cost to send one child to camp is $2,500, which is primarily covered by the Diabetes Canada. Over the last 10 years, the prevalence of diabetes in children has increased 40% with no sign of slowing down. At Camp, children learn how to lead a healthy, active lifestyle with a lifelong commitment on careful diabetes management.

Diabetes Canada would like to thank you in advance for your support. Together, we can lead the fight against diabetes for the 100,000 people with diabetes and 176,000 people living with prediabetes currently in Saskatchewan. Unfortunately, this number is only expected to rise and with the expectation that 24% of the Saskatchewan population will be living with diabetes or prediabetes by 2020.

To make the Residential Campaign as successful as possible for the 100,000 people living with diabetes in Saskatchewan, we are constantly in search of volunteer canvassers for your area. If you are willing to give your gift of time for 1 to 1-1/2 hours from October 1 – 15, to canvass, we would LOVE to hear from you!

For more information, please contact:
Marg Polanik, Res Camp Supervisor, 306-700-2851
Dave Parkalub, Community Engagement Coordinator
Email: dave.parkalub@diabetes.ca or rescampnorth@diabetes.ca

Brunskill School playground donations

The Brunskill Home and School Association and Brunskill Playground Committee members would like to thank everyone for their support of our project to replace the aged playground structure on our school grounds.

With VVCA’s initial contribution of $15 000 to the project in April 2016 we were able to secure over $50 000 in government grants with the help of Mesa Canada Consulting Corp.

We continued our fundraising with magazine sale campaign, monthly hot lunches, movie nights and a Brunskill Anthology book which included works from almost every student in the school in April 2016.

We had two Move-a -thons in May 2016 and May 2017. With the students’ participation in collecting pledges and being active by walking, running, scootering, rollerblading or biking around President Murray Park, this event generated $25 000 in donations! We also had our first ever bike garage sale – “Turn your Bike into a Playground” – where we collected donated bikes and then sold them with all the proceeds to the playground raising close to $1500.

With generous donations from the students and families of Brunskill School and residents of Varsity View and beyond we have almost reached our goal.

Our goal was to fundraise $215 000 and with the $35 000 contribution from Saskatoon Public School Division we would build a $250 000 playground.

At this time, plans are being finalized for the playground with construction to occur in July and August of 2018.

The brand new playground will be ready for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

Thank you to VVCA and all the students and families that have made this project happen.

This success was possible with the incredible team of volunteers contributing their time and expertise to our fundraising events.

We will continue to fundraise until Mid October 2017 for the remaining $35 000 we need to reach our final goal.

For more information please contact us at brunkillvolunteers@gmail.com


Thank you for your donation towards helping build Brunskill School’s community playground!

The importance of play in a child’s academic and social development is often overlooked. By bringing playground equipment to a Saskatoon Public Schools community, we can make further headway towards engaging and developing young learners.

Remember that it isn’t just the school and students that benefit from a new play structure – it is a community and public park accessible to all in the neighbourhood and beyond.

Online donations: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/SaskatoonPublicSchoolFoundati/spsplaygrounds.html

If you prefer to donate by cheque, please send to:

Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation
c/o please state the school playground you wish to donate towards
310 – 21st Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M7

A tax receipt will be issued by the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation for all donations over $20.00.

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.

Facebook.com/LaceUpSaskatoon/

United Way – help kids!

Did you know that a child not at a Grade 3 reading level on time is 4 times more likely to drop out of highschool?

Or how about that… most students experience summer learning loss, referred to as “summer slide”, causing them to fall behind or “slide” backwards during the school year?

United Way is taking action!

By connecting kids to their community.
Last year, 838 children and youth took part in after school recreational programming, giving them a sense of community and allowing them to just be kids.

By supporting emotional and physical wellness.
Last year, 3,318 meals were distributed to vulnerable youth at a shelter that may have otherwise gone without.

By focusing on engagement in learning.
Last year, 54 children participated in 2 week literacy and language camps. One camp had a focus on tackling summer “slide” and the other increasing the children’s English language skills. We saw great results from these first camps!
In both the literacy and language camp the children were excited to learn, the parents felt supported and the final testing showed that 92.5% of the students in the literacy camp maintained or improved their pre-program reading skills and on average in the language camps students overall vocabulary grew by 22 words.

How can you help?
United Way needs your support by helping to raise $25,000 to help even more kids be all that they can be in 2017.
Together we can give children and youth the start in life they need, we can prepare them for kindergarten, we can help them reach their grade level reading milestones and we can empower them to be healthy independent adults.

Please donate and help children and youth in your community reach their full potential.
United Way donation page.

Helping kids be all that they can be.

VVCA Spring Fling!

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Doors Open 5:30 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm

Louis Loft, Memorial Union Building, U of S Campus

Music • Door Prizes • Silent Auction
BBQ Buffet: 1/4 slab pork ribs and 1/4 roast chicken, roasted potato, BBQ baked beans, seasonal corn, coleslaw, saskatoon berry cobbler and coffee, tea or decaf. (Vegetarian option available)

For tickets email varsityviewca@gmail.com or talk to a VVCA Board member

All proceeds to Varsity View projects for the betterment of our community! Come and support Varsity View!