Canada 150 – Eras of Building in Saskatoon
Volunteer at DOORS OPEN SASKATOON!
Sunday, June 4, 2017, 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Saskatoon Doors Open is currently looking for volunteers to participate in the event for 2.5 hours! The job requires volunteers to help people with any questions, pointing them in correct directions, and make suggestions as to where their next stop should be! If you or others you may know would be interested in helping out with this event please let them know!
Follow this link to sign up to volunteer: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DoorsOpenVolunteer
Contact Kim Ali at 306.652.1400 x 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
What is Doors Open Saskatoon? A biennial event that offers access to architecturally, historically, culturally, and socially significant buildings in Saskatoon. Doors Open Saskatoon provides an opportunity to explore buildings not normally open to the public in an organized and professional manner.
What types of buildings are involved? Properties involved in past years range from our new police station to our oldest building, the Marr Residence and everything in between. The buildings showcase many architectural styles including new buildings with LEED technology. Schools, churches, commercial enterprises – anyone who wants to tell the history of their building or show off a particular renovation, change of use, or special feature can join the tour.
How are building chosen? Building selection is overseen by a panel of architects, designers and community leaders who volunteer their time. The committee reviews and selects building based on a theme — this year’s theme is “Canada 150 – Eras of Building in Saskatoon”.
What happens June 4? The public will tour as many buildings as they wish. A visit may include an interpreted tour of the building, describing its place in our history, the period style and construction methods / materials or its purpose in the past and today. As well, interpreters may weave stories about interesting characters that owned, operated, or had specific connections to each building.
As a volunteer what is your commitment? Before the event, volunteers agree to attend a volunteer training to learn what to expect on Doors Open Saskatoon day, which building they are assigned to, and more. The day of the event, volunteers work for one or two 2.5 hour shift(s) on Sunday, June 4, 2017 sometime between 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.