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Bike to Work Day 2018

You are invited to participate in Bike to Work Day YXE on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Saskatoon Cycles in partnership with the City of Saskatoon is pleased to host Bike to Work Day YXE 2018


About Bike to Work Day:

Bike to Work Day (BTWD) is an annual event that promotes and celebrates the bicycle as a viable mode of transportation. BTWD has now grown into a widespread event with countless bicyclists taking to the streets in an effort to get commuters to try bicycling to work as a healthy and safe alternative to driving alone.

The Commuter Stations are the backbone of Bike to Work Day and brighten what for many is a routine commute, and each year we aim to have a number of Bike to Work Day Commuter Stations all over Saskatoon.

Host a Commuter Station:

If you or your business or organization is interested in hosting or co-hosting a BTWD Commuter Station please contact our BTWD co-ordinator, jenthoma@saskatooncycles.org. Co-hosting with other local businesses or organizations allows for friendly collaboration, assistance with costs and more human power to run your station. Commuter Station possibilities are endless and could include snack and beverage stations, giveaways, discounts for cyclists, bike maintenance and more.

For full details of BTWD YXE, please visit our website biketoworkdayYXE and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SaskatoonCycles

NatureCity Festival 2018

Event Name: NatureCity Festival
Date: May 22 – 27 2018
Cost: Free
Website: wildaboutsaskatoon.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildaboutyxe/
Description: All Ages

NatureCity Festival is a week-long festival featuring 50+ events to help you discover, explore and experience nature in Saskatoon! We invite urban residents, students, families, urban planners, artists, educators, community leaders, businesses and organizations to explore the vital role of nature in our prairie city and life.

Our city is a living network of rivers and streets, trees and office towers, prairies and yards. We are a city of contrasts unified by the natural networks that hold our ecosystem together. NatureCity Festival 2018 uses the Cree concept Âniskopicikêwin (pronounced ahnsko-pich’-kewin) to describe these vital connections.

NatureCity Festival is your opportunity to explore the vitality of urban nature in our city through experiential events, workshops, dynamic speakers, guided tours, citizen science projects, music, art, performance and more!

We want to show off the wild side of the Saskatoon: the magnificent river valley, parks, conservation areas, gardens and urban forests, together with the fascinating creatures and native plants that surround us. Celebrate the assets and diversity of nature in Saskatoon and deepen your understanding, appreciation and access to urban nature through experience, exploration and education.

We respectfully acknowledge that NatureCity Festival is situated on Treaty 6 territory and traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.

Join us on the trails, the rivers, the sidewalks, and the flyways to celebrate Saskatoon’s wild side.


Event Name: Nature Needs Half | NatureCity Festival Presents Harvey Locke
Date: Friday May 25 2018
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Aden Bowman Castle Theatre Saskatoon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/202996890459245/
Description: All Ages

Wild about Saskatoon is delighted to announce that Dr. Harvey Locke will be the keynote speaker at this year’s NatureCity Festival, May 22-27, 2018.

Harvey Locke is one of Canada’s and the world’s most respected voices for the protection of wildness. And he is coming to Saskatoon, as chair of the Nature Needs Half movement, to deliver an urgent message.

The Nature Needs Half movement begins with the recognition that nature needs sufficient space to function properly for the benefit of all life on our planet. In most ecosystems, science demonstrates that at least half of the region must be protected to ensure the Earth’s resilience in the face of environmental change. We only have to look around us or listen to the news to know that conservation efforts to date have not been sufficient to sustain life on Earth.

What does the knowledge mean for those of us who live along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River? How do we transform the bold vision of Nature Needs Half into an achievable strategy?

Harvey Locke will be addressing these questions at a public event at the Castle Theatre in Aden Bowman Collegiate from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the evening of May 25. We hope that you will be able to join us.

About Harvey:
Harvey is a conservationist, writer, and photographer, and worked closely with First Light Films on Wild Ways. He is a recognized global leader in the field of parks, wilderness and large landscape conservation. He is a founder of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and of the Nature Needs Half Movement. His work has been featured in films and television programs in many countries and his photography has been used in numerous publications. His popular writing has been published in English, French and Spanish, he has co-curated art shows about Nature in major North American museums, and he has written many peer reviewed articles. Named one of Canada’s leaders for the 21st century by Time Magazine, he has received many awards for his work including IUCN’s Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award for outstanding service to the worlds protected areas. He lives in Banff National Park, Canada.

https://natureneedshalf.org/

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/.

Doors Open volunteers

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 kimali@onpurpose.ca 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.

Heritage Festival

Heritage Festival of Saskatoon
Explore Saskatoon and area’s rich heritage at the annual Heritage Festival of Saskatoon on Sunday, February 5th at the Western Development Museum.

This fun family event runs noon to 5 pm with live entertainment, games, costumes and more! Over 40 historical and cultural organizations gather in celebration of Canada’s 150th. Free admission to the Festival and Museum. Free parking.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th, we have chosen this year’s theme as 1867-2017, Moosewoods to Metropolis, Moving Forward:

One hundred and fifty years ago this place we call Saskatoon was emerging within a new land called Canada. To the east was the Moose Woods, home to an indigenous population who would play a significant role in the early settlement of Saskatoon and beyond. Chief Whitecap and John Lake would emerge as significant leaders paving the way to the diverse metropolis of the greater Saskatoon of today. Happy 150th Canada!

There’s lots to be entertained with at the festival:
Boomtown Stage:
• 12:30 pm Opening Ceremonies featuring the 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums
• 1:00 pm Holosy Ukrainian Choir
• 2:00 pm James Steele
• 3:00 pm Back of the Bus
• 4:00 pm Saskatoon Blues Showcase: BC Read and the Band of Some Renown

Family Stage in Butler Byers Century Hall:
• 12:20 pm Opening Parade Begins featuring the 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums
• 1:00 pm Junior Folk Dancers: Chinese, German, Bangla, Russian
• 2:00 pm Saskatoon Youth Orchestra
• 3:10 pm Saskatoon International Folk Dance Club
• 3:45 pm Hoop-Dee-Doo with the Hula Hoopster Talks in the Education Room:
• 1 pm Heritage documentary film, Lives & Letters – Moosewoods to Broadway, with introduction by filmmaker Jack Walton
• 2 pm Jeff O’Brien: “Saskatoon: Temperance Colony to Prairie City”
• 3 pm Bonnie Dahl “A 1919 Northern Saskatchewan Holiday”

For more information call the Western Development Museum at 306-931-1910 or visit www.heritagefestivalofsaskatoon.com.

Jane’s Walk 2017

Jane’s Walk – May 5-6, 2017
Every year on the first weekend in May cities across the world hold Jane’s Walks to encourage people to familiarize themselves with the places where they live work and play. This year we are keen to feature a diversity of neighbourhoods.

You don’t need to be an expert to create and lead a walk. A Jane’s Walk is a walking conversation where participants are encouraged to contribute to the discussion along the way. The walk can be a tour of something that makes your neighbourhood unique or it can be a study of an area that you are trying to change. It can focus on history, nature, community, play, religion, traffic, gardening, or anything else that you feel passionate about.

Check out janeswalk.org for more information about leading walks. If you have any questions please email janeswalksaskatoon@gmail.com and we would be delighted to help you develop your walk.

The Word on the Street

Celebrate reading in downtown Saskatoon at our annual festival!

Participate in hundreds of author readings, discussions, and activities, and shop in a vibrant Exhibitor Marketplace. There’s plenty to see and do for the whole family.

Discover Canada’s Best Authors:
Since 2010, The Word On The Street Saskatoon has proudly hosted some of Canada’s finest literary talent. Our sixth annual festival is shaping up to be another great one. Check out the authors and artists appearing this year!

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Downtown Saskatoon 23rd St. E and 4th Ave. N
10:30 am – 5:00 pm

thewordonthestreet.ca/saskatoon/

Wild About Saskatoon

Wild about Saskatoon is an informal collective dedicated to the conservation and enrichment of wild lives and wild places in and around Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a middle-sized city on the banks of an ancient river.

Wild about Saskatoon is thrilled to announce the fourth annual NatureCity Festival, May 24-29, 2016. The Festival is growing in audience and influence year by year. To make the good times roll, we need your help!

The Festival is a collaborative undertaking by more than 70 local organizations and businesses, all dedicated to creating excitement about the wild side of urban life.

Website
2016 NatureCity Festival Calendar

City of Saskatoon Growth Plan

On April 18th, the Growth Plan to Half a Million will be brought to the City’s Governance and Priorities Committee for approval in principle. If approved by Committee, the Growth Plan will then go to City Council for final approval at their April 25th meeting. This represents the culmination of over two years of community input and technical work and it will set the stage for our city’s growth over the next 30 to 40 years!

If you’d like to provide comments to Committee, you can do this either by preparing a written submission or by requesting to speak through the Contact City Council form on the City’s website, www.saskatoon.ca/writetocouncil. Committee and Council meetings are also live-streamed and archived on the City’s website here: Watch Committee and Council

The agenda, including the final report for Governance and Priorities Committee is available here: Agenda

And finally, the Growth Plan Summary Report and more information is available on the project website at www.growingfwd.ca.

With this step, the development of the Growth Plan has wrapped up, but this just represents the start of the process! Your input will continue to play a key role as we move into implementing the key directions outlined in the Growth Plan, so stay tuned!

Heritage Festival of Saskatoon

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Noon – 5:00 pm

Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue
Free Admission

The 2016 Heritage Festival of Saskatoon will celebrate Saskatoon’s rich entertainment heritage with the theme Entertaining Saskatoon on Sunday, February 7, 2016, 12 – 5 pm at the Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue.

Come explore the rich diversity of Saskatoon from past to present through the variety of heritage and multi-cultural themed displays & interactive exhibits throughout the museum.

Join in the opening parade! Chat with our exhibitors or get answers to your questions. Try your hand at old-time activities or brush up on your “home skills”. Play a game. Learn more about the cultural landscape of Saskatoon. Hands-on activities & demonstrations are offered throughout the afternoon. Entertainment on two stages features performances by fantastic performers, children’s entertainers, and musicians. Free Admission to the Museum and Festival.

Hosting an exhibit at the festival is a wonderful opportunity to promote interest in, and knowledge of, our city’s history and to showcase your organization. Last year’s attendance surpassed 2800 people.

The Heritage Festival of Saskatoon gratefully acknowledges the financial sponsorship of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Lotteries, Information Services Corporation, and SaskTel.

We appreciate the in kind sponsorship of the Western Development Museum, Meewasin, SaskTel Remai Modern Art Caravan, ProPrint, SCYAP, The Giggle Factory, and The Flag Shop.

We are thankful for the media sponsorship of the Saskatoon Media Group, 98COOL, CJWW, The Bull, CFCR, and Planet S.

heritagefestivalofsaskatoon.com