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Me Ta We Tan

Recreation and Community Development has developed a wonderful program for teens in the City. Please join us at one of the following locations for the Teen Drop in Centre.

Location Name: Caswell Hill School Gym
Program Time: 2017 – 18:30 to 20:30
Days of the Week: Wednesdays
Age Category: Youth
Program Fee: FREE
Program Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Age Grouping: YOUTH
Community Association: Caswell Hill

DID YOU KNOW ME TA WE TAN means “Let’s Play” in Cree?

Each Centre has two leaders trained and certified in HIGH FIVE and can deliver moderate to vigorous activities based on skill development to meet the needs of the participants. HIGH FIVE is a certification based on the Principles of Healthy Child Development and is offered through Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association.

For more information on City of Saskatoon MeTaWeTan, please visit www.saskatoon.ca

Free Youth Programs

Little Sisters In Action
Friday November 10th

Free one-day event for girls ages 10 – 14. Walk, dream, run and believe you can soar like an eagle! Be inspired to discover yourself by enhancing sell-confidence and leadership skills, and being physically active.
Where: White Buffalo Youth Lodge, 602 20th Street West, Saskatoon to register please call 306-975-3378.

Girls In Motion
Friday November 10

9:00am – 4:00pm – Shaw Centre (122 Bowlt Crescent)
A day for girls to become inspired to live a healthy, happy lifestyle and enjoy physical activities. This year’s sessions include Country Heat Class, Yoga, Athletics/Track and Field, Hula Hoopsters, and more!

Taking to the Court
Friday, November 10

9:00am – 4:00pm – Cosmo Civic Center (3130 Laurier Drive)
A day for boys to get active, learn, and improve skills in volleyball under the direction of qualified instructors.

Lunch and snacks are provided at each event. Space is limited. Please call 306-975-3378 before Wednesday, November 8 to register.

Winter 2018 Registration

Hello VVCA members, it is that time again to think about what can I do to get me out of the house and make winter go by quicker? Come on out a try something different or keep on going with what you are doing!!

Mark Tuesday January 9 & Thursday January 11, 7-8:30 on your calendars!

Registration is at Brunskill School (Multi-Purpose Room), 101 Wiggins Avenue North.

A membership fee of $10/individual, $20/family per year is required to participate in programs and must be presented at the time of registration. Varsity View Community Association honours other community association memberships.

In an effort to ensure everyone who wants to particpate can, cost-as-a-barrier assistance is available for those facing hardships. To inquire, please contact Barb (blgiles@sasktel.net) or inquire with any volunteer on registration night. All inquiries are confidential.

Our instructor is healthy now so self defence for women is a go!! Unfortunately we have to move it to Monday nights from 8:30-9:30! NOTE this is a change from the City’s Leisure Guide!

Other changes from the Leisure Guide include Tae Kwon Do pre-beginners should say OR instead of AND, that is, Wednesday OR Friday.Also, the Thursday night Yoga class was also missed in the Leisure Guide! Don’t you worry we put it back in in our newsletter!

Hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season!! Here is to a short winter filled with a lot of fun!!

Spring Soccer and Basketball registrations will be announced at a later date!

See Programs page for Winter 2018 programming.

– Barb and Maya

Fall 2017 Programming

Registration is Thursday, September 7 AND Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Brunskill School (Multi-Purpose Room), 101 Wiggins Avenue North.

A membership fee of $10/individual, $20/family per year is required to participate in programs and must be presented at the time of registration. A fee of $10 will apply to late registrations. Varsity View Community Association honours other community association memberships.

See Programs listing.

2017 Summer Soccer Registration

2017 Varsity View Community Association Summer Soccer Registration

REGISTRATION DATES: Monday February 27, 2017 6:00 AM to Monday March 6, 2017 CST
Season length: May 1 to end of June/early July.

Kinder Soccer (born 2013 & 2014)
-No scheduled games; practice sessions led by volunteer VVCA parents (one session per week): session day & time: TBD.
-Season runs May 1 to end of June/early July.

U6 Coed (born 2011 & 2012)
-3v3 format; games scheduled on Mondays or Tuesdays at 6 or 7 pm (one game per week); 8 games on grass fields; practices: TBD.
-Season runs May 1 to end of June/early July.

U7 Boys and U7 Girls (born 2010)
-4v4 format; games scheduled on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays & Fridays (one game per week); 8 games on grass fields; practices: TBD.
-Season runs May 1 to end of June/early July.

U8 Boys and U8 Girls (born 2009)
-4v4 format; games scheduled on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays & Fridays (one game per week); 8 games on grass fields; practices: TBD.
-Season runs May 1 to end of June/early July.

Register here: https://www.picatic.com/event14880522581450

If there are any registration questions or problems, they may be sent to Niran at niranharrison@gmail.com.

Varsity View Community Association no longer registers players for U10 soccer. If you are interested in a U10 program please go to: http://www.eastsidesoccer.ca/

Bursaries for YAS Basketball Camp

Hall*Comm Bursaries will be available in order to help Saskatchewan youths (8 – 16) afford fees for sports camps to be held in Saskatoon and Regina during July and August, 2017.

Bursary applications may be submitted from March 1 until August 1

Hall*Comm Trust will co-fund youths from across Saskatchewan who wish to attend summer sports school or camp, but who cannot afford all the school or camp fees. Frequently, a partnership between charitable organizations will enable a youth to attend sports school or camp at significantly reduced fees and often FREE.

Hall*Comm Trust is very selective, and will only co-fund youths for attendance at camps or schools headed by certified professional “A” teachers who are also highly accomplished skills-development coaches. After extensive consideration, Hall*Comm Trust has chosen to partner with Canadian Tire Jump Start (CTJS) in order to co-fund youths to attend Young Athlete Saskatchewan Inc. (YAS) 2017 summer basketball camps.

More information and application forms: www.hall-comm.com

Information on YAS Basketball Camps.

Saskatoon Minor Football

Saskatoon Minor Football is dedicated to providing Saskatoon’s youth with a positive learning experience to develop the fundamental skills of football and well-being for a lifetime of physical activity. The league is non-competitive and focus on increasing the participation and skill development of the leagues participants.

Spring Registration opens January 1, 2017

Tykes on Spikes – Ages 4 – 5
5-on-5 Flag – Grades 1 – 8
Six-a-Side Tackle – Grades 5 – 8
Rush All-girls Flag
and more…


Mind, Exercise, Nutrition – Do it!

MEND Saskatchewan is offering a number of FREE programs for families with children’s of various age groups to adopt healthy lifestyles. Typically programs run 90 minutes, once or twice per week over a ten week span. During this program, parents and children will learn numerous skills ranging from healthy eating, demonstration, games and a number of fun interactive activities.

MEND for 7-13 year olds
Do you want to help your 7-13 year old:
– make better food choices?
– watch less TV or play less video games
– to be more active or participate in a sport?
– maintain a healthy weight?

MEND can show you how small changes can make a big difference!
– MEND empowers children and families to become fitter and healthier.
– This FREE program is fun and interactive and supports you and your children(ren) to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

What happens at the MEND program?
– Parents /caregivers join their children in each session to learn about how to choose healthier foods and spend more time being physically active.
– Twice-weekly sessions are a mix of family activities where we show you how small changes can make a big difference.
– Practical demonstrations, games and tips about healthy foods, label reading and portion sizes.
– Fun physical activity sessions for the kids in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
– After 10 weeks, you and your family will be well on your way to a healthier life!

St. Marks – 414 Pendygrasse Road
Monday & Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm
January 23rd – March 23rd (Cancelled February 20th & 22nd)

College of Kinesiology-Physical Activity Center – 87 Campus Road
Sundays 10:00am-12:00noon & Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
January 22nd – March 23rd (Cancelled February 19th & 23rd)

MEND for 2 – 4 year olds
What is MEND 2-4?
– MEND 2-4 is a FREE comprehensive, family-based healthy lifestyle program for all families with children aged 2-4 years. This program is designed to promote healthy eating and activity habits from an early age.

Who can participate?
– MEND 2-4 is for children and families who are interested learning about healthy lifestyles. Children do not have to be above a healthy weight.

What happens at the MEND program?
– MEND 2-4 consists of ten sessions, once per week. Each session is 90 minutes long
– Parents /caregivers join their children in each session
– Spend time playing with your child and learn new games
– Take part in a parent discussion while your child plays
– Learn fun ways to introduce new foods and add variety
– Learn how to read and understand food labels and ingredients
– Learn how to deal with challenging behaviours
– Meet other parents and families in your area and make new friends

Brunskill School – 101 Wiggins Ave N
Saturdays 10:00-11:30am
January 28th –April 8th, 2017
10-11:30am (Cancelled February 18)

For more information please visit www.mendsk.ca

Volleyball Saskatoon

Volleyball Saskatoon’s Cool Moves Volley WINTER Program for girls and boys is held on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. from January 11 to March 8 at the Henk Ruys Soccer Centre in Lawson at 219 Primrose Drive.

Mini Volley for 6 – 8 year olds
Atomic for 9 – 11 years olds
Tripleball for 12 – 13 year olds
Smashball for boys born in 2003, 04 & 05.

Come and learn how to play volleyball. Cost is $125.00

For more information contact Leo van Dam at 306 261-5994 or visit www.volleyballsaskatoon.ca

New Dancers Class

Dancing is movement set to music! Learn to Dance!

Waltz, Two Step, etc.
It’s “choreographed ballroom dancing”

Fridays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Starting January 6, 2017
Albert Community Centre, 610 Clarence Ave. S., Second Floor
(south entrance to basement to elevator)

Dance for your health! Dance is for the active in heart and mind!

Information: Phone 306-290-5486
Karousels Dance Club

Girls in Motion

Registration is now open for Girls in Motion – a free event being hosted by the City of Saskatoon, for female youth ages 10 to 14. Event takes place on Monday, November 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Shaw Centre (122 Bowlt Crescent)

A day for girls to become inspired to live a healthy, happy lifestyle and enjoy physical activities. This year’s activities include both aquatic sports and dryland activities and an opportunity to learn water safety skills. Girls can either have Swim Kids 5 or will be provided with a life jacket to wear for water activities. Space is limited.

Please call 306 975 3378 before Tuesday, November 8, to register.

Council on Aging

The Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) is a non-profit organization and a community leader in the promotion of dignity, health and independence of older adults through programs, services, education and awareness.

Due to the loss of financial support from the Saskatoon Health region, the Coming of Age newsletter will no longer be mailed out to members. SCOA continues to assess alternate distribution methods. E-mail subscribers will continue to receive copies via email.
If you wish to receive SCOA publications by email, contact SCOA 306-652-2255. The Coming of Age can be viewed/downloaded from their website: www.scoa.ca

Coming of Age Fall 2016 newsletter link.

Fall 2016 Programs:
• Beginner Watercolour Sessions
Dates: Tuesdays, October18 & 25 , November 1, 8, 2016 Time 1:00pm – 4:00pm Cost: $95.00

• Painting with Acrylic
Dates: Tuesdays, November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 2016 Time 1:00pm – 4:00pm Cost: $95.00

• Creative Digital Photography
Dates: Mondays, October 3, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14 Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM

• Men’s Cooking Classes:
Easy Meals:
Date: Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Grace-Westminster Church (505 10th St E)

Saucy Meals:
Date: Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Grace-Westminster Church (505 10th St E)

• Technology Workshops
Interested in becoming more confident and comfortable with using your iPad/ iPhone, Laptop, Samsung/Tablet? Register now for classes with us!
You will learn how to download APPs and games, share photos, storage etc! Sessions are taught by dedicated volunteers who teach at your pace. Call now to register.

Beginner – One on One
iPad/ iPhone – Laptop – Samsung/Tablet
Dates and times are scheduled individually

Intermediate – Apple – IPad/IPhone Workshop

• Seniors Neighbourhood Hub Club!
Join us for free educational presentations, games, refreshments, blood pressure checks by retired nurses, “Ask a Pharmacist Station” and socializing!

• Spotlight on Seniors
When: Tuesday October 4h, 2016 Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: TCU Place (35 22nd Street East) General Admission: $8.00
What: Showcase for older adults –Over 85 booths entertainment, displays, food, and refreshments.

Wednesdays in October, Mayfair Library

• Renew Your Driving Skills for Today’s Traffic.
The Saskatoon Council on Aging in partnership with Saskatoon Safety Council, is hosting two 55 Alive/Mature Driver Refresher Courses
September 13/14 or September 20/21
9am to 3pm, Bring a Bag Lunch COST is Free. Call to Register

Fall programs link

Learn to programs in SK parks

Learn to Fish
Learn to Fish will launch this summer at eight popular fishing destinations across the province. This program is designed to introduce fishing to beginners of all ages and to encourage proper fishing practices amongst these new users.

The program will begin with a classroom teaching portion where an experienced angler will introduce participants to the following topics: Fish identification, tackle and accessories, rules and regulations, how to cast, proper fish handling and much more! The teaching portion will be followed by a hands-on casting lesson, and once participants have the basics of casting they will have the chance to try their luck at catching a real fish! Program participants are not required to own/bring along any equipment as everything will be provided.

Stay tuned in to our website at www.saskparks.net for more information on this amazing new program!
Or contact us by email at learntofish@gov.sk.ca

Learn to Camp
Want to try camping but you don’t know how or what you need? Saskatchewan Parks is now making it easier than ever for first time campers to experience the outdoors through our Learn to Camp Program. Saskatchewan Parks Learn to Camp program is running for its second summer season and is the perfect opportunity to camp in our beautiful parks.
Try our overnight camping experience at Echo Valley, Pike Lake or Good Spirit Lake Provincial Parks. New campers will join experienced leaders and fellow campers to learn techniques on campsite set up, cooking on a camp stove, building a dire, and much more! We supply all of the camping gear you need; all you have to bring is food, bedding and personal items. Expect to learn a lot during your trip, but expect to have a lot of fun too!

The cost is $25 for a two day/one night experience for groups of up to size including children. Camps are held throughout the summer in July and August; please see our website for the available dates.
To register for the program or for more information visit our website at http://www.saskparks.net/LearnToCamp. Or contact us by email at learntocamp@gov.sk.ca

VVCA Soccer Registration

VVCA 2016 Outdoor Soccer Registration

Thursday February 25, 2016 7:00 AM to Thursday March 10, 2016 11:59 PM
Online Registration

2016 VVCA Outdoor Soccer Registration
Season length: 8 weeks from May 2 – June 30

Divisions and Game Times:
Kinder Soccer (born 2012 & 2013)
1 Session per week (night tbd, led by volunteer VVCA parents).

U6 Co-ed (born 2010 & 2011)
3v3, Mon and/or Tues and/or Fri 6pm & 7pm games (1 game per week) Practices tbd.

U7 Co-ed (born 2009)
3v3, Wed and/or Thurs and/or Fri 6pm & 7pm games (1 game per week) Practices tbd.

U8 Co-ed (born 2008)
4V4, Wed and/or Thurs and/or Fri 6pm & 7pm games (1 game per week) Practices tbd.4V4, Wed and/or Thurs and/or Fri 6pm & 7pm games (1 game per week) Practices tbd.

Varsity View Community Association no longer registers players for U10 soccer. If you are interested in a U10 program please go to: http://www.eastsidesoccer.ca/

Outdoor soccer is weather dependent, and VVCA is not responsible for any lost game or practice time due to weather or other circumstances. No refunds will be given for lost games or practices.

If cost is a barrier for you to register your child/children, you are encouraged to apply for funding from Kidsport. Please click on the link below for the application form:


Application deadline for kids sport funding is March 15, 2016. You may email the VVCA soccer co-ordinator at: thekovitchs@gmail.com if you have any financial assistance inquiries.

If there is no way for you to pay via credit card on this site, please email the VVCA soccer co-ordinator Jason Kovitch at: thekovitchs@gmail.com.


Gramma Drama

Gramma Drama:

Free after school drop-in drama classes for the young and young of heart.
Join Sum Theatre (Nutana’s Artists in Residence) for fun filled drama exercises.
Learn theatre tools to inspire confidence, creativity and a sense of play.
Bring your grandparent (or grandchild) or come alone and make new friends!
This intergenerational drama jam is guaranteed to be full of laugher.

For children 7-10 years
And Adults 50+ years
8 weeks Starting February 29th
Mondays 4:30-5:30
Grace Westminster Church
Registration recommended but not required.
Email: sumtheatre [at] gmail.com