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PD Day activities

Parents’ Child Development Co-operative offers a program for school age children on Professional Development Days and other non school days such as Christmas break, Easter break and through the summer.

We operate in three schools: Brevoort Park School, St. Bernard School and St. Philip School.

For more information you can visit our website: www.mypcdc.ca

U of S Master Plan

The University of Saskatchewan is developing a new Campus Master Plan which will guide how the University will grow and develop over the coming years.

In June we are reaching out to our stakeholders for input. This will be an opportunity to provide input on topics such as connectivity to neighborhoods surrounding campus, transportation networks, outdoor landscapes, community gathering spaces, indigenous place-making, sustainability, winter city design and more.

We are planning a casual come and go event at Amigos on June 13th between 5pm and 7pm. This event is intended for the communities surrounding campus to have an opportunity to share their ideas. Please mark this in your calendars.

The event:
Our project team will be present to provide a brief overview and display sample images but the main objective is to provide an initial opportunity to share ideas, through candid conversation, on campus growth and development.

Urban Agriculture report

Last summer, you may have participated in a study on urban agriculture in Saskatoon. Now the final report has now been published! If you would like to read the full report, it’s available online at: https://urbanagresearchsk.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/asap-report-april-20171.pdf

Thank you again for your help with the project – regardless of whether it was participating in the online brainstorming exercise, coming to one of the community meetings, completing the questionnaires online, or just sharing our poster with people in your community, your help and interest was appreciated!

The purpose of this research was to inform changes to urban planning, including changes to the built environment, in order to promote access to high quality food and active living. This can contribute to improved health and self-reliance, and it is aligned the City of Saskatoon’s strategic plan.

Saskatoon Curbside Swap

Saskatoon Curbside Swap – Saturday, September 10, 2016

Do you have clean, usable stuff to give away? Want free stuff? Swap it!

Join in the city-wide Curbside Swap on Saturday, Sept. 10. It works like this – Place unwanted items in good condition on your property (next to the sidewalk or curb) and mark them as FREE for anyone to pick-up. You can also search for free items for your own household! At the end of your Swap day, return your unclaimed items to your home along with your own newfound treasures.

Giving used items a new home keeps them out of our landfill and swapping helps to build a sense of community. To find out more, visit: saskatoon.ca/curbsideswap.

Block Parties

Meet your neighbours, know your community.

Block parties are a great way to build social connections and improve your community. Knowing your neighbours can make a difference:

It’s easier to get help from neighbours we know in a medical or other emergency than from a friend 10 minutes away.
Research shows that when neighbours know and trust each other, streets are safer and people are healthier and happier.

Organizing a block party with the City of Saskatoon is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
1. visit saskatoon.ca/blockparty for an application form
2. collect signatures from 51% of the homes on your block
3. return the form with a $20 application form

The City will deliver barricades to close your street on the date you choose and pick them up when the party is over. All noise and alcohol bylaws must be observed.

For more information, visit saskatoon.ca/blockparty

Out of Your Tree Fruit Harvesting

Just a reminder we are Saskatoon and area residents dedicated to minimizing food insecurities by bringing local backyard fruit to community members in need. 1/3 of the fruit harvested goes to the tree owner, the picker and a charity of the pickers choice. Fruit owners do not have to take a their share and instead can either donate it to the picker or to the charity.

Visit the Out of Your Tree website and let them know:
1. name
2. fruit available for picking (apple, crab apple, plum, pear, apricot, cherry, etc.)
3. area of the city

We will put you in contact with a member of our organization to set up a convenient time to harvest. Please provide as much notice as possible. If the fruit is not yet ripe, we can set up volunteers ahead of time.

Out of Your Tree

Out of Your Tree in Saskatoon is an urban fruit sharing grassroots project.

GOAL: Keep edible produce from going to waste through cooperative harvesting before food ends up on the ground, in the compost or in the garbage
IDEA: Simple, a group of volunteers harvest the fruit. 1/3 is left with the home owner, 1/3 is donated and 1/3 is kept by the volunteers
ACTION: We need volunteers and we need produce. If you are interested in joining our harvesting team or if you have fruit bearing trees or other produce to share (rhubarb, apples, berries, vegetables, etc.) please register with us. We are also accepting monetary donations, as well as, harvesting and processing supplies. If you want to help coordinate harvests in your neighbourhood please email us (see below). Talk it up! The best way to get others involved is to ask them!
REWARDS: A great FLEXIBLE volunteer opportunity; get the kids involved. When a harvest opportunity comes in, we will contact the list of volunteers to see who is available. AND you get to take home fresh, locally grown produce. Excellent for the homeowner who gets their fruit harvested, contributes to the community and has less clean-up come fall.

Kidney Foundation Door-to-Door Campaign

In early 2016, the Saskatoon Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada will be conducting a campaign by telephone to recruit canvassers for our Door-to-Door Campaign, which will take place from March 11th – March 24nd 2016.

The Door-to-Door Campaign is a crucial component of our fundraising initiatives in Saskatoon, during which we rely almost entirely on volunteers. Many of our volunteers return year after year, but like any organization, we are always looking for new people to get involved and help this great cause.

The Saskatoon Branch of The Kidney Foundation of Canada is committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease by funding innovative research, providing education and support, and increasing public awareness of kidney health and organ donation.

All the funding directly benefits the people who need it the most.

Please give generously when a volunteer knocks on your door during the month of March. All volunteers will be able to write you an official tax receipt at the door.

Public Information Meeting – Proposed Rezoning

Proposed Rezoning by Agreement

1414 & 1416 Main Street (corner of Cumberland and Main)
Thursday, September 10, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Formal presentation at 6:30 PM, followed by Q&A
Brunskill School – Library (101 Wiggins Avenue)

You are invited to review a proposed rezoning of 1414 and 1416 Main Street. The applicant, BlackRock Developments, has applied to rezone the properties through a Rezoning Agreement, in order to develop a multiple-unit dwelling with 26 residential units at this location.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide neighbouring residents and property owners the opportunity to learn details of the proposed rezoning, obtain public input on the matter, and to provide details on the rezoning process.

(Come to the presentation and you can still make it to the Varsity View Movie in the Park afterward!)

For more information, please contact:
Brent McAdam, MCIP, RPP
Planning and Development Division, Community Services Department, City of Saskatoon
222-3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon, S7K 0J5
Email: brent.mcadam@saskatoon.ca PH: (306) 986-0902 Fax: (306) 975-7712

City-Wide Curbside Swap

September 12, 2015 is city-wide Curbside Swap day

Got free, useable stuff?
Want free, usable stuff?
Swap it!

At a Curbside Swap, unwanted items in good condition are placed on the curb and marked as free, for anyone to pick up. Giving these items a new home keeps them out of our landfill and reduces our community’s environmental footprint.

Join the city-wide Curbside Swap day on Saturday, September 12, by placing items on your curb that you want to give away and/or by searching for free treasures that others set-out. Make sure whatever you set-out or pick-up is clearly marked as “FREE.” The swap ends by 6:00 p.m., when it’s time to return your unclaimed items to your home along with your newfound treasures.

– Clearly mark all items that you wish to swap as “FREE” and remove any items you wish to keep from your lawn and curb.
– Do not block roads/sidewalks with items.
– Obey all traffic laws and watch for children.
– Do not drive/walk on other people’s lawns.
– Do not discard items on someone else’s lawn/curb.

Check out https://www.saskatoon.ca/services-residents/waste-recycling/recycling/saskatoon-curbside-swap for further information, including downloadable “FREE STUFF” signs

Art Trek

Art Trek is a self-guided tour of eight Saskatoon artist studios featuring 60 painters, printmakers, weavers, glass artists and sculptors who aim to promote art within Saskatoon.

In 2012, five artist groups collaborated to promote an urban art tour in the heart of Saskatoon. Now in its fourth year, Art Trek 2015 will feature nine artist studios and collectives.

Friday, June 12th, 5 – 10 pm & Saturday, June 13th, 10 – 5 pm

The Mix Artist Collective Artists (212 20th St West): Debbie Rumpel, Bridget Aitken, Ann Donald, Muveddet Al-Katib, Brenda Kennedy, Paul Denham, Brent McGovern. Jacqueline Miller, Elizabeth Yonza, Christine Devrome, Rick Pollock, Elisabeth Miller, Robert Miller, Paula Cooley

Studio on 20th (236A 20th St W): Jane Harington, Miranda Jones, Carol Wylie, Amira Wasfy, Bridget Aitken, Jan Corcoran, Nicki Ault, Karen Maquire, Kathy Bradshaw, Brenda Kennedy, Ann Donald

Artists’ Workshop (Grace-Westminster United Church, 505 10th St. East): Virginia Beaubier, Valerie Borycki, Margaret Bremner, Lou Chrones, Kathryn Green, Lorraine Khachatourians, Karen Maguire, Val Miles, Valerie Munch, Eva Peters-Kooy, Gail Prpick, Kathleen Slavin, Marilyn Weiss

330 Design Group (330 Avenue G South): M. Craig Campbell, Daryl Richardson, Paula Cooley, James Korpan, Dale Hicks, Ken Wilkinson

TAG -Textile Artist Group (Grace -Westminster United Church, lower level): Gwen Klypak, June Jacobs, Alison Phillips, Annie Wall

Studio Five (5th floor Charter House Building, 331 1st Ave. N.): Nora Jacek, Tyson Atkings, Jinzhe Cui, Alana Unruh, Ania Slusarczyk, Audra Balion, Jeff Chief, Valerie Poulin

Lauriston Street Studios (510 Lauriston St.): Paul Denham, Louisa Ferguson, Gerogia Horsley, Sandy Lendingham, Louise Struder

The Artist’s Loft (617 Main Street East)

BAM (229 20th Street W)

This is going to be THE weekend in Saskatoon for art lovers! Take the studio tour at your own pace to discover some of Saskatoon’s finest artists.


Proposed Rezoning Meeting – 418 Cumberland Ave. N.


Proposed Rezoning by Agreement
418 Cumberland Avenue North
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Starting at 7:00 PM
Brunskill School – Library (101 Wiggins Avenue)

You are invited to review a proposed rezoning of 418 Cumberland Avenue North.

The applicant, Slade Desrochers, has applied to rezone the land through a Rezoning Agreement in order to redevelop the property.

A 3-storey building, with a main floor restaurant and 6 residential units on two floors above, is proposed to replace the building currently located on the property.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide neighbouring residents and property owners the opportunity to learn details of the proposed rezoning, obtain public input on the matter, and to provide details on the rezoning process.

For more information, please contact:
Brent McAdam, Planner
Planning and Development Division, Community Services Department, City of Saskatoon
222-3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon, S7K 0J5
Email: brent.mcadam@saskatoon.ca
PH: (306) 986-0902 Fax: (306) 975-7712

Karma Project: Support the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op

For the last 6 months Darlene Blanch has been doing a karma project with One Yoga Saskatoon to support the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op. They have held 5 Karma yoga classes, collected non-perishables at Christmas, replaced their broken down stove, purchased a new vacuum, received a large donation of toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste, and we hope to have a new washer and dryer installed within the month. Karma classes along with other outside donations have raised around $2000, and they also received a $5000 donation from ConnectEnergy. Thank you to everyone who have supported the initiative!

The Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op is a skills building and alternative education program for youth in Saskatoon. Youth are able to earn academic credits and learn life and employment skills in a compassionate and supportive environment. CNYC work with youth between the ages of 15 and 21 with the majority of the youth in our program ages 15-19.

For the month of June, Darlene has a beautiful armoire to donate to the Co-op and it is her intention to fill it with clean, neatly folded, gently used clothing. Part of the work that they do at the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op is training the youth in skills and job preparation. Many do not have work safe clothing or clothing appropriate for a job interview. She will be collecting good quality clothing for the next few weeks – they do not want garbage bags of old, ratty clothing, or anything that is not clean. Collared shirts for men, chinos or dress pants, and any sort of casual dress wear for ladies is appreciated. She will also be collecting a small amount of casual wear (Jeans, t-shirts, everyday wear) as sometimes students need to wash their clothes and need a change of fresh clothing to wear. (Donations of newly purchased socks and underwear would be appreciated)

Please help make this an easy project!!!. If you have good clothes that are clean and neatly folded, please use the email below and she will arrange a time for you to drop them off or for her to come pick them up.

The other things that Darlene is collecting is any sort of personal hygiene items. She is planning on putting together gift/hygiene packs for the end of the month for each student (for about 30 students). Items such as: deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair ties, new socks, toothpaste, dental floss, hair brushes, or any other items that young adults would like. She would like to be able to do up the treat packs so that the students feel excited and honoured when they open them. The hygiene items are necessary, but it would be so awesome to have some cool stuff in there too. Please email if you have any donations. Monetary donations will also be accepted to purchase items for the hygiene packs.

“The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.” Mother Theresa

Let’s draw the circle of our family and communtity a little bigger!!

Email: web@vvcasaskatoon.com

Varsity View and Nutana Neighbourhood Traffic Plans

Varsity View and Nutana Neighbourhood Traffic Plans

Varsity View and Nutana neighbourhoods have both undergone neighbourhood traffic planning processes that have resulted in a number of proposals to improve traffic safety. These will be recommended for approval at City Council on Monday, May 25.

Nutana’s plan can be found at page 1189 of the Full Council Agenda. The main changes being proposed in Nutana are:

• Closure of the 9th St on-ramp onto the Idylwyld Freeway and removal of the roundabout at 9th and McPherson (to reduce cross-cutting traffic down 9th St)
• Installation of pedestrian activated crosswalks at 9th and Broadway and 11th and Clarence
• Alterations at intersection of Lansdowne/Temperance/14th including: Closure of small section of 14th between Temperance and Lansdowne; Reconfiguration of median to create more defined turns onto Temperance from Lansdowne and vice versa to reduce high speed cornering and accidents at that corner.
• Plus numerous more minor additional curb extensions, signage, and other changes to address specific interesections.

Varsity View’s Traffic Plan can be found at page 133 of the Council Agenda: The changes being proposed are not as significant in Varsity View, but consist of a number of new crosswalks, additional signage, as well as the pedestrian light at Clarence and 11th. There is also a recommendation to install a barrier at Main St and Wiggins forcing East/West traffic to be diverted to reduce the cross cutting traffic down Main St. This proposal was not considered at the neighbourhood meeting as a whole and has raised some concerns at the Community Association level because it was outside of the rest of the process so will be revisited for further discussion.

Jane’s Walks – May 1 – 3, 2015

Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.

A Jane’s Walk can focus on almost any aspect of a neighbourhood, and on almost any topic you can think of.Walks can be serious or funny, informative or exploratory; they can look at the history of a place, or at what’s happening there right now. Anyone can lead a walk — because everyone is an expert on the place where they live!

More info here.

Saskatoon Walks:
May 1, 2015, 07:00 PM – Home Sweet Home? 19th Street West & Avenue F South
May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – Psycho Geography – An ephemeral view of Saskatoon’s Urban Fabric; Delta Bessborough
May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – A Bird’s Eye View of an Urban Forest; President Murray Park, NW corner of park at McKinnon Avenue and Aird St.
May 2, 2015, 01:00 PM – The ecological and cultural history of the Meewasin Valley; Meewasin Valley Center, Corner of 19th Street East & 3rd Ave South
May 2, 2015, 01:00 PM – Saskatoon’s New Infill Requirements; Dairy Queen at corner of Cumberland and College
May 2, 2015, 01:00 PM – AAA! Suburbs… What are you afraid of?; Playground at Howard Harding Park on Hunter Road
May 2, 2015, 03:00 PM – Age- Friendly-How does Saskatoon measure up? In front of City hall., Meeting & end point
May 2, 2015, 03:00 PM – Stonebridge: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; St Martin’s Church Parking Lot, Clarence Avenue and Wilson Crescent
May 2, 2015, 05:00 PM – Cruisin’ for a Boozin’; Avalon Shopping Centre
May 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – Saskatoon’s North Downtown: Challenges and Opportunities; City Perks Coffee House , 801 7th Ave N
May 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – Broadway, where it all began! Outside Victoria School, 639 Broadway Ave
May 3, 2015, 01:00 PM – Homo Hike: An Historical Downtown Walking Tour; Avenue Community Centre, Top Floor – Habitat Centre, 320 21st St W, Saskatoon
May 3, 2015, 01:00 PM – Caswell Hill Bus Barns: Hub of Creativity? Corner of 24th & Ave. D N
May 3, 2015, 01:30 PM – Tree Talk Walk in Saskatoon’s Leafy Cathedral; Saskatchewan Cresc. West , Sask. Cresc. West just north of Eighth St. Meet at Idylwyld Park across from 333 Sask Cresc. West
May 3, 2015, 03:00 PM – The Heart of the City…… …….an historic walking tour of downtown Saskatoon; Friendship Park near Gabriel Dumont statue, Meeting point
May 3, 2015, 03:00 PM – Photo walk in downtown Saskatoon; Gazebo at the Kiwanis Memorial Park , south of Delta Bessborough Hotel