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Drop-In Soccer

12th Annual KIDS IN THE PARK Drop-in Soccer Program.

WHAT: Drop-in Soccer program FREE for any age and gender
WHEN: All summer long Monday to Friday from July 2 to August 22 during the day.
WHERE: Travels city-wide to 45 City of Saskatoon Summer Playground Sites. Visit the website below for a complete schedule including dates, times and site addresses.

http://saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca/page.php?page_id=85955

Nutana: Albert Park, Paddling Pool, 508 Clarence Avenue
Thurs Jul 4, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tues Jul 16, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Tues Jul 23, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Mon Aug 12, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Greystone Heights: Greystone Heights Park Paddling Pool, 2711 Main St
Tues Jul 16, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tues Jul 23, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mon Jul 29, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Tues Aug 13, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wed Aug 14, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Tues Aug 20, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wed Aug 21, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Summer BBQ

VVCA Summer BBQ & Park Fundraiser

Sunday, June 2, 2019
12:00 NOON – 4:00 PM
Raoul Wallenberg Park, 10th St E & Munroe Ave.
• Balloon Guy
• Community BBQ
• Fun
• Families
• Reflexology Park Opening!

Campsite Reservations Open April 2 2019

Campsite reservations for the 2019 season kick off on Tuesday, April 2 with seasonal bookings.

For the first time, seasonal campsites will be booked on the new online reservation system.  Due to high demand for these sites, a queuing system will be used to ensure a fair process.

Reservations for seasonal campsites open Tuesday, April 2 at 7 a.m.  Reservations open at 7 a.m. on April 4 for group camping sites, and April 8 to 18 for nightly sites.

With the newly upgraded online reservation system, available at https://saskparks.goingtocamp.com, all campers need to create a new account.

More information can be found here.

YAS Summer Basketball Camps

YAS 2019 FREE CAMPS
In addition to its regular main weekly all-day summer camps, YAS is pleased to invite every Saskatchewan youth to one of its no-frills camps free of charge in Regina or Saskatoon during early July, 2019 as follows:

Dates, Locations and Times:
– July 2 (Tuesday) to July 5 (Friday)
– in Regina at Monseigneur de Laval South Campus Gym, 1601 Cowan Crescent
– in Saskatoon at the Cosmo Civic Centre Gym, 3130 Laurier Drive
– ages as of June 30, 2019
– Under Age 10 Co-Ed 8:30 am to 11:30 am
– Under Age 12 Co-Ed 8:30 am to 11:30 am
– Under Age 14 Co-Ed 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
– Under Age 16 Co-Ed 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Features:
– courtesy early drop-off supervision starting at 8:00 am daily
– 12 hours of instruction and competitions (3 hours a day)
– youths experience a small sampling of YAS regular camp
– equipment supplied by YAS (i.e. basketballs, game vests, etc.)

Pre-Register:
– number of registrations limited
– deadline for pre-registration is June 24, 5:00 pm
– pre-register by email to info@yas.ca
– state this information:
Youth(s) Name Youth(s) Age as of June 30, 2019
Age Level Registered For: U 10, U 12, U 14, U 16
Parent or Guardian Name Parent or Guardian Email Address
Parent or Guardian Telephone number(s)
Parent or Guardian Canada Post Address

Expectations:
(a) These free camps are for youths who either will be attending one or more YAS 2019 regular main camp(s) or will not be attending any sports schools or camps at all other than YAS during July and August 2019 (i.e. no non-YAS basketball, no volleyball, no soccer, no hockey, no ringette, no football, etc.),
(b) We expect every youth enrolled in a free camp to remain at camp from start time to finish time every camp day including Friday, and
(c) These camps will fill up soon and we do not keep waiting lists, so we strongly urge those who register to be absolutely sure that they will attend every camp day, with no possibility that they will withdraw or not show up. Thank you.


What each Youth will receive at a YAS 2019 Regular Main Camp
An award-winning 30 to 35 hours of our “quick and smart” skills development program developed by and headed by professional “A” certified teachers who are also highly-accomplished basketball coaches who know how to make learning rewarding and FUN.
Small group and individualized attention for each youth due to narrow age ranges of camps (2 years), low youth to staff ratios, and a maximum 24 youths in the age group.
A wide range of weekly camps’ choices throughout July and August.
Air conditioned gyms.
Lots of free parking near the gyms.
Use of state-of-the-art leather basketballs all day every day supplied by Wilson Sports. The same basketballs used for games in the NCAA “March Madness” Tournament. YAS owns 350 NCAA Wilson basketballs in official sizes (7, 6 and 5). Youths do not have to bring their own basketballs.
Daily nutrition motivational mini-lessons (10 minutes) taught by sports nutrition experts.
A multi-screened numbered camp jersey immediately upon their registration.
Upon graduation from camp, a special-grip shot-development basketball to keep.
Upon graduation from camp, a Young Athlete Saskatchewan graduation medallion.
Upon graduation from a camp, a special invitation to return to YAS on Friday evening and Saturday morning and afternoon August 23 and 24 (or Saturday only) to be placed on a team for the popular IRONMAN Tournament. The “Ironman” will be two age-class tournaments at the same time, U 16 and U 13, in which every player will be placed on a balanced team to play equally in 8 games with 2/3 floor time in each game. Every player will received a medallion for finishing the Ironman Tournament as: FINALIST, CONSOLATION WINNER, or CHAMPION.

To view all 32 camp choices, visit: www.yas.ca and click on the “YAS 2019 Main Camp Brochure” link. We look forward to every call, and question at (306) 585 – 2020 in Regina or (306) 242 – 2425 in Saskatoon.

CPR and AED Training

Community of Heroes – Saskatoon
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is putting on a free, family friendly CPR and AED training event Sunday August 12, 2018, from 12 PM – 4 PM in Kiwanis Park North.

Community of Heroes is a free-to-the-public, family-friendly CPR and AED training event. Learn from certified Heart & Stroke resuscitation experts and local heroes from MD Ambulance, and then take your turn in a four-hour, non-stop CPR relay! The first 100 people trained will receive a free CPR Anytime for Family & Friends™ kit to take home (includes a practice mannequin and instructional DVD), courtesy of Scotiabank.

See a cardiac emergency.
Know what to do.
Have the confidence to respond.

Location: Kiwanis Park North (Beside the Bess)

Facebook Event page

The Garden Patch

The Garden Patch is a community-driven urban agriculture initiative. Our mission is to grow nutritious produce for distribution in emergency food baskets at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre’s (SFBLC). Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, we harvested 17,825 lbs of fresh produce in 2017.

Open May 1st to Sept 29th
Hours: Tuesday: 10 am – 3 pm, Wednesday: 3 pm – 8 pm, Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm, Saturday: 12 pm – 4 pm
Location: 900 Block of 3rd Ave North, between Duke and Duchess Streets

In order to have another successful year, we need volunteers! To become a volunteer at the Garden Patch:

1. Drop-in when you are free! Each week we have scheduled volunteer drop-in hours. You do not have to register in advance, simply stop by! If you are interested in becoming a regular volunteer you will be provided with a 20-minute orientation that includes information about safety, expectations, and opportunities.

2. Plan a morning or afternoon of volunteering for your group, organization or business! To book your volunteer date, email:garden.patch@saskatoonfoodbank.org

There are no costs associated with any of these volunteer opportunities and you don’t need to have any gardening experience to help out!! In addition to all of the necessary tools we provide support and instruction!

Individuals who volunteer for more than 30 hours are eligible to receive a volunteer reference from a staff member. Therefore, volunteering at the Garden Patch is an excellent opportunity to build a resume and gain valuable work experience.

In addition, check out our FREE workshop series! Visit the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre’s events page for a complete list of workshops.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or getting or your community organization involved, please contact garden.patch@saskatoonfoodbank.org

Saskatoon Food Bank website

Marr Residence Summer 2018

The Marr Residence is the oldest house in Saskatoon still standing on its original site. Built by Alexander (Sandy) Marr in 1884, it was one of the first substantial houses to appear in the original Temperance Colony of Saskatoon. Mr. Marr brought his wife and family west; drawn by the lure of homestead land and a chance to make a living in the new colony. The house and property was acquired by the City of Saskatoon in 1979 and restored to show what domestic life was like in early Saskatoon. Today, the house also features an exhibit on the relationships between settlers and First Nations during the Northwest Resistance of 1885. A second floor bedroom is dedicated to telling the story of the use of the house as a Field Hospital during the Resistance.

The Marr house and garden is open for programs, workshops and tours throughout the year. Further information can be obtained by calling 652-1201 or by checking the events calendar. Admission is by donation.

Address: 326 11th Street East – Saskatoon, SK S7N 0E7

The Marr Residence website

July 1 – Canada Day at the Marr. Commemorating July 1, 1918. Presentation by Alan Morton at 2:00 pm.
July 8 – Perennial Society Garden Tour
July 15 – Lorne Deighton Concert 2:00 pm
July 22 – Walking Tour of Nutana With Dianne Wilson
July 29 – Open House
August 5 – 16th Annual Rhubarb Festival
August 12 – Antique Appraisal
August 19 – Rug Hookers Association at the Marr
August 26 – Open House

Sum Theatre 2018

Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebrate

In over 25 different parks around Saskatoon. Evening shows at 7. Sunday matinees at 2.

Theatre in the Park is Saskatchewan’s first FREE live professional outdoor theatre. Suitable for all ages. Everyone welcome. FREE of charge. Come an hour early to do a free craft with the Children’s Discovery Museum!

Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebraat is an epic tale about a time and a place where everyone was disabled. A land of golden ramps and quiet spaces that was ruled by kindness alone, until a mysterious stranger arrives… This original story was written by Adam Pottle and adapted by the Sum Theatre ensemble. Presented by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and Concentus Citizenship Education, join us for the free, family friendly show in Saskatoon public parks July 2 – 31st.

Sum Theatre website

SCHEDULE
July 2 – Chief Darcy Bear Park at 7:00pm
July 3 – Alexander MacGillivray Young Park at 7:00pm
July 5 – Optimist at 4:00pm and at 7:00pm
July 6 – Wilson Park at 7:00pm
July 8 – Holland Park at 2:00pm
July 8 – Wallace Park at 7:00pm
July 9 – Swick Park at 7:00pm
July 10 – James Anderson Park at 7:00pm
July 11 – Meadowgreen Park at 7:00pm
July 12 – GD Archibald Park West at 7:00pm
July 13 – Silverspring Park at 7:00pm
July 15 – Churchill Park at 2:00pm
July 15 – Anita Langford Park at 7:00pm
July 16 – Ashworth Holmes Park at 7:00pm
July 17 – Les Kerr Park at 7:00pm
July 18 – Herbert S. Sears Park at 7:00pm
July 19 – Mount Royal Park (Nut Free Performance) at 7:00pm
July 20 – Ernest Lindner Park at 7:00pm
July 22 – Pleasant Hill Park at 2:00pm
July 22 – Lakeview Park at 7:00pm
July 23 – Exhibition Park at 7:00pm
July 24 – W.J.L. Harvey North Park at 7:00pm
July 25 – Sidney L. Buckwold Park at 7:00pm
July 26 – AH Browne Park at 7:00pm
July 27 – Parc Canada Park at 7:00pm
July 29 – Robert Hunter Park West at 2:00pm
July 29 – Buena Vista Park at 7:00pm
July 30 – Surprise Park at 7:00pm
July 31 – Surprise Park at 7:00pm

Sportball Summer Camp

Sportball Saskatoon Summer Camp

Drop off camps build upon Multi-Sport programs for expertly coached half-day sessions filled with creative fun, exciting games and skill-based sports. Camps for 3.5-5 years old for from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Camps for 5-7 year olds go from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Albert Community Centre: July 3-5; August 21-23
Grosvenor Park: July 3 – August 21
St Martins United Church, 2617 Clarence Ave. S: July 10-12; August 14-16

See Sportball website for dates, times and costs.


Sportball offers kids multi-sport programs in North Saskatchewan, including children’s soccer, T-ball and ball hockey for toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged kids in locations across North Saskatchewan. Our non-competitive sports classes for kids are play-based programs designed to improve fitness for children from toddlers ages 1 to 3 years old up to young children ages 3 to 5 years old and 5 to 12 years old.

sportball.ca

Cool off this summer!

Paddling Pools, Spray Pads and Outdoor Pools – cool off this summer!

Summer Spray Pads will open for the season on Friday, June 1st, and will be operational daily from 10 am to 8 pm. All spray pads are activated by push buttons located near the spray features. Please note that spray pad sites located on or near school grounds have timers and are set to turn spray features off during recess and lunch breaks. Shut-off times will vary according to individual school schedules.

To find a spray pad location near you, please visit www.saskatoon.ca/spraypads or call 306-975-3378.

The outdoor pools will open the following dates:
Riversdale Pool – June 10th
Lathey Pool and– June 13th
George Ward Pool – June 19th
Mayfair Pool – June 18th

Library Knowlympics

Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) is launching our 2nd Annual Knowlympics, an all-ages summer learning program. On Saturday, June 2 we will host our kick-off event at Frances Morrison Central Library.

Challenge runs from June 1 to August 15, 2018
Kick-off Event: Frances Morrison Library, Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Pick up your challenge passport & register at any SPL location beginning June 1.


Summer Rocks at SPL: Performers on Parade, Book Camp, Imagination Camp, Tween STEAM, Stories in the Park, Puppet Shows & more!

YAS Basketball Camps

All you need to do is ask us.

You can get a $50.00 camp discount certificate to attend one of eight week-long basketball day camps to be held at Saskatoon’s Cosmo Civic Centre this July and August . . . just for asking.

Just email us at info@yas.ca or text us at 306-242-2425 and say, ‘Please send me a discount certificate.’ We’ll hustle it right to you.

Everyone is welcome. We have a skill level and age group for everyone.


These discount certificates are funded by donations from
Canadian Tire Jump Start Charities
City of Saskatoon
Hall*Comm Trust
Saskatchewan Lotteries
Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority

YAS Basketball Camps

Next Summer’s Basketball Camps

YAS – Young Athlete Saskatchewan is administered and headed by Saskatchewan professional “A” certified teachers who are highly accomplished basketball coaches.

Next summer’s YAS basketball camps in Saskatoon and Regina will start the week of July 2 to 6 and continue until the week of August 20 to 24, 2018.

Every youth age 8 to 10, 10 to 12, 12 to 14 and 14 to 16 who would like have fun and make new friends while learning and developing basketball skills is most welcome and invited to YAS camps.

Thank you to the Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, Canadian Tire Jump Start Charity, Hall*Comm Trust, and private citizens for their financial donations to YAS that ensure that every youth can afford to attend YAS.

More information at www.yas.ca

Lace Up to End Diabetes

Did you know that all the proceeds from the Lace Up event goes towards supporting the 276,000 people with Pre-Diabetes & Diabetes in Saskatchewan and fighting this disease?

The event is a 15 km Run, 10 km walk/run, 5 km family fun walk/run and a Kid Fun Run. The event is on Saturday, August 26th in Archibald Park, registration is at 7:30 am and the kids fun run starts at 9:15 am. Early bird discount deadline July 14, 2017.

Additional events include food and beverage tents, zumba and yoga sessions, bouncy castle and face painting and more!

Participants can register at www.runningroom.com or phone 306-700-2850.

Facebook.com/LaceUpSaskatoon/

KNOWlympics

Saskatoon Public Library is launching an all-ages reading program this summer. They’ll be kicking the program off with an Opening Ceremony on Saturday, June 17 from 10 am to 3 pm at Frances Morrison Central Library. The program will run for 10 weeks and end August 25th. Participants can enter to win weekly prizes and a chance to win our grand prize.

Here is the link to the Library website for information on how the program will work. https://saskatoonlibrary.ca/knowlympics.