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The Listen Project now open

The Government of Saskatchewan’s program for survivors of sexual violence, The Listen Project, is now open to the public.

The program provides legal advice to survivors of sexual violence, and is hosted by Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA).

“We acknowledge that Saskatchewan has unfortunately high rates of sexual victimization and recognize sexual violence survivors often need help in responding to and overcoming such violence,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said. “The government stands with these survivors, and this program is a testament to our ongoing commitment to address the problem of sexual violence in Saskatchewan.”

Survivors of sexual violence can contact the program online at https://listen.plea.org/ or by phone toll-free at 1-855-258-9415. Under the program, clients can receive a referral for up to two hours of free legal information and advice. Where needed, an additional two hours of free legal assistance may be approved.

“The Listen Project is designed to help survivors overcome some of the barriers in accessing the justice system by helping them understand their legal rights and options,” PLEA Executive Director Joel Janow said. “PLEA is very excited to be part of this important project and looks forward to helping survivors of sexual violence find their voice.”

Funding for the program was provided by the Department of Justice Canada through the Federal Justice Victims Fund. As a pilot project, the program has been provided with enough funding to run until March 2021.

“Sexual assault can have devastating and traumatic impacts on victims and survivors, yet is one of the most underreported crimes in Canada,” Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould said. “Our government is committed to breaking down the barriers that may discourage reporting, and to ensuring that we have the tools in place to support those who do come forward. I am very pleased that the Government of Canada is able to help fund this important initiative.”

The Listen Project handles cases that involve sexual assault, sexual harassment in the workplace and historical sexual abuse. The program is free, and has no age restrictions or limitations on how much time has passed since an incident of sexual violence occurred. The only limitation is that the sexual violence must have occurred in Saskatchewan. Incidents of sexual violence do not need to be reported to the police for clients to be eligible for the program.

Archives Week

February 4-10, 2018

Archives Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of February.
Events featured during past Archives Weeks have included phone-ins shows on Radio; celebrity reading events, open houses and evenings of films in archives across Saskatchewan or of archival value to the province, a screening of the 1973 Saskatchewan-made film Paperback Hero was an example.

The “Archives Pavilion” at the Saskatoon Heritage Festival has been a regular feature in Saskatoon, but other events in communities including Cut Knife, Humboldt, LaRonge, Lloydminster, Melfort, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, St. Isidore de Bellevue, Shaunavon, Swift Current, Wilcox and many more across the province.

Archives Week will continue to be an annual event, celebrated during the first full week of February starting on the Sunday.


“Night at the Roxy: Archival Variety Show,”
February 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at 320 20th Street West, Saskatoon, featuring readings, films, and an interactive display from the Western Development Museum. The fourth film in the Provincial Archives’ video series “From the Prairies to the Trenches” will be shown at the event

The 2018 Saskatoon Heritage Festival, February 4th, afternoon, at the Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue, Saskatoon.

To learn more about the many activities taking place throughout the province, please visit: http://www.scaa.sk.ca/public-awareness/archives-week/.

Telling Stories & Storytelling

Today, strong literacy skills are more important than ever! To ensure our programs are available at no-cost to those that need them most, we are pleased to announce READ Saskatoon is the recipient of funds raised by a very exciting upcoming event.

Join four Saskatchewan authors for a rousing evening of telling stories and storytelling. Harold Johnson, Candace Savage, Guy Vanderhaeghe, and Bill Waiser will read from their work, along with several READ Saskatoon clients who have their own stories to tell. Shelagh Rogers, the CBC’s The Next Chapter host, will oversee this celebration of literacy and the power of the written word.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue
More information by clicking here
Buy tickets by clicking here

Special Guest Host: Shelagh Rogers of CBC’s The Next Chapter
Musician: Eekwol

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

Great Annual Saskatchewan Pedal 2015

The Great Annual Saskatchewan Pedal is a bicycle ride across some of the greatest frontier of North America. GASP is a bicycle tour, and not a race. The tour is designed to allow you to travel at your pace while providing you with the support you need to enjoy the tour.

GASP 2015: From Border to Border … Again!
In 2005 for the provincial centennial the GASP tour traversed the province. Ten years later were are going to do it again. Over that time the tour has grown so this year we are offer two tours.

The first tour (E section July 18-25) will be geared towards more experienced touring cyclists and provides a more basic level of support. SAG stops will be less frequent otherwise the same support will be provided. The second section (B section July 19-26) will be geared towards less experienced touring cyclist and provide a SAG wagon stop approximately 20-30kms.

The tour will start near Macklin, on the Alberta – Saskatchewan border. From there we will be working our way out east with stops in Wilkie, Biggar, Saskatoon, Wakaw, Tisdale and Hudson Bay (the town not the water body!). You will enjoy riding roads through beautiful prairies, parklands and forests. 624 km of Saskatchewan highways. It will be a challenge but remember this tour is fully supported with SAG wagons!

GASP provides an introduction to cycle touring in a supportive manner. Luggage is transferred for cyclists, SAG Wagons make periodic stops and provide refreshments including juice, water, fruit and light snacks. We want you to cycle the whole tour but we’ll be there to help you to the destination if need be.

More information here.