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Word on the Street 2018


On Sunday, September 16th, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Broadway Avenue, celebrate the magic of reading at the annual Word on the Street Festival in Saskatoon! Participate in numerous author readings, discussions and activities, and shop in a vibrant Exhibitor Marketplace. Choose to eat al fresco from selections by our outdoor food vendors, or enjoy one of the many fine restaurants on Broadway. There’s plenty to see and do for the entire family!

Word on the Street website

Pumpkins in the Park 2017

Do you carve your pumpkins? Or do you paint and add decorations to your pumpkins? Whatever you do, we can’t WAIT to see them!

Bring your pumpkins out and join us on Wednesday, November 1 at 6pm at Rotary Park for PUMPKINS IN THE PARK. Watch the many pumpkins come together and enjoy some free hot dogs & hot chocolate.

Pumpkins will be composted after the event.


Public Space Design Charrette

Residents of the Nutana neighbourhood are invited to participate in a design charrette to discuss options for the public space created by the closure of 14th Street between Temperance Street and Lansdowne Avenue (next to D’lish Cafe). The meeting will be jointly hosted by the City of Saskatoon, Transportation and Urban Design Divisions.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Starting at 1:00 pm

Please join us to discuss your ideas for this new public space. The meeting will be held in the public space, just outside of D’lish Cafe.

Please send comments to:
Nathalie Baudais, Transportation Engineer
Transportation & Utilities Department, City of Saskatoon
Email: nathalie.baudais@saskatoon.ca
Phone: 306-986-3097

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.

Big Night 2 Fundraiser

Big Plans for a Little Park

Big Night 2 for a Little Park

A fundraising event for the Albert Rec Unit park rejuvenation.
Hosted by the Nutana Community Association
Special guests: The Local Group
Live music, wine, appetizers, silent auction and some good company.

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016; 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Location: Cosmo Seniors Centre, 614 11th Street East, just off Broadway Avenue

Tickets: Advance tickets: $15.00. Tickets at the door (cash or credit): $20.00
Facebook Events page

Albert Rec Unit: Open House

Big Plans for a Little Park

Albert Rec Unit OPEN HOUSE: Public Information Meeting

Please come and check out the big plans for the Albert Rec Unit park rejuvenation. The planning is nearly done and once all approvals are finalized, construction is tentatively slated for 2017.

The public information meeting is to meet with the community to gather comments and feedback regarding the park rejuvenation. This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the park and hear from local residents and park users.

Hosted by the Nutana Community Association and the City of Saskatoon

Time: Thursday, November 3, 2016; 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Albert Community Centre Loft, 610 Clarence Ave South

Facebook Events page

Albert Rec Unit: Call for Volunteers

Big Plans for a Little Park

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Door-to-Door Canvassing Blitz
The planning for Albert Rec Unit is nearly done and construction is slated for Spring 2017, but we still need community donations to make this little park a big success.
Come and help us fundraise door-to-door in the Nutana neighbourhood!

When: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9:00 am
Where: Brainsport Community Room (616 10th Street East) for orientation; on the streets by 10:00 am. ‘Debrief’ at Amigo’s back room by 4:45 pm.

Facebook events page

NCA Candidates Forum

The Nutana Community Association will be hosting a candidates’ forum on Thursday, October 13th, 7:00 pm in the gymnasium of Nutana Collegiate (corner of Victoria Avenue and 11th Street).

With 7 people declaring their intentions to run in Ward 6, it should be a very informative and interesting evening.

Current candidates as of Thursday September 22, 2016:
Ian Rambally
Mark Prebble
Troy Wruck
Mike McKague
Cynthia Block
Josie Steeves
Howard Fullford

Election Day for the 2016 municipal and School Board elections is Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Polling stations will be open on that day from 8 am and 8 pm.

For more information about voter eligibility, where and when to vote, voter identification and other topics of importance to voters, please visit the City of Saskatoon site. The published 2016 Saskatoon Civic Elections Voters’ Guide will be sent to all households in Saskatoon as an insert with Bridges the week ending October 9 prior to the election. Voters’ Guides will also be made available at the Info Desk in the lobby of City Hall, and at all Saskatoon Public Library Locations.

City of Saskatoon Ward 6 polling station and map here.

Albert Rec Unit fundraising underway

Our Big Plans for a Little Park committee members have been hitting the streets this summer and fall, asking for your donations to the park project. Did we miss you? You can still donate! Use the donation form, or donate online here: https://nutana.ca/big-plans-for-a-small-park/

Please make cheques payable to: City of Saskatoon.
Mark the cheque with “Albert Rec Unit”.
Mail your donation to: Nutana Community Association,
c/o École Victoria School, 639 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B2

Want to know more details about what it’s all about? Download a PDF brochure here, or see the VVCA Projects page.

Follow Facebook page for current fundraising and other events!

Help make our little park a big success!

Broadway Avenue Improvement begins May 2

Much anticipated work at Broadway Avenue is set to begin this Monday, May 2nd.

“Good weather and good planning has kept this significant project on time and on target,” says Celene Anger, Director of Construction and Design. “With so many contributing factors playing into this project, keeping to the schedule as much as possible has been, and will continue to be a top priority.”

The Broadway Avenue Improvement Project will see extensive water main upgrades and road resurfacing to Broadway Avenue and surrounding areas, with work scheduled to last approximately five months. The project has been specifically designed to minimize impact on the community, allowing for business to remain open and events to take place as normally as possible.

“We’re modernizing the infrastructure under our City’s very first commercial district,” Anger says. “When this work is complete, Broadway Avenue residents and businesses will see a marked reduction in water main breaks, which will mean fewer disruptions for everyone.

“The road resurfacing will make Broadway Avenue look better and last longer. When people attend events like the Fringe Festival, they are going to see a huge difference in the quality of the street surface.”

As the project is starting on time, the scheduled closure of Broadway Bridge is also on target for May 9, and will be closed to vehicle traffic for approximately one week. However, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use the walkways on the bridge.

“If Broadway Avenue is a typical way downtown, we’re reminding those folks to reroute their commute during the construction and to use another bridge such as the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge,” she says.

Saskatoon Transit will also be rerouting its commute, using alternate streets including Dufferin Avenue as necessary.

For more information please visit saskatoon.ca/broadway.

Slow down, pay attention and respect work zones. Watch for pedestrians and work crews, and for everyone’s safety, please obey all detours, signs and barriers.

Sweep Into Spring

Nutana Community Association presents
Sweep Into Spring: Back Alley Clean-up
Saturday May 14

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free dump site for: scrap metal, furniture, electronics, yard waste, tires, tree branches, and all other back alley debris.
NEW location: 9th Street East, beside Massey Park, between Albert and Lansdowne

Free LEGO Movie at the Broadway

The Nutana Community Association is proud to help sponsor another awesome free family movie at the Broadway Theatre. Everything is awesome!

Saturday, January 30 at 2 PM
The Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

THE LEGO MOVIE: An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.


Nutana Winterlude

Nutana Community Association presents Winterlude!
FREE Family Friendly Festival
Thursday, December 3 & Friday December 4, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 5, 10:00 – 5:00 pm

Behind Victoria School

Theatre on the Rink: The Hockey Sweater
Join Sum Theatre, Artists in Residence for the Nutana Community Association, for Nutana Winterlude, a family-friendly festival taking place in the park behind Victoria School.

The centerpiece of the festival will be Theatre on the Rink, an original adaptation of the classic Canadian story, The Hockey Sweater – performed entirely by actors on skates and featuring original, live music! Between performances, festival attendees will be invited to partake in a variety of free, wintertime activities throughout the park.

Theatre on the Rink runs on the hour every hour of the festival.

Free! Family Friendly! Games! Food! Bring your skates, toboggans and sleds!

Big Night for a Little Park!

Join us on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 pm to experience a creative menu complimented with wines & liqueurs to support the upcoming park development on Clarence & 13th Street. Five pairings of fine food and tasty wines and liqueurs for $100 per person, at the Saskatoon Farmers Market.

Nutana is excited to have the opportunity to work with Chef Adam Patrick. The menu he has created for this event is going to be delicious! Tickets are available at: https://www.picatic.com/bigplanslittlepark

The Albert Recreational Unit has been a little park used by Nutana and Varsity View residents for over 70 years. While the park has served us well, it is beginning to show its age. We want to update the park and playground equipment to serve our neighbourhoods for generations to come. While the overall cost won’t be known until the a final design is approved, the City of Saskatoon, Nutana, and Varsity View Community Associations have all promised to support the project.

We may have big plans for our little park, but we believe that the neighbourhood deserves and will support a great little park like this!