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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.

Summer spray pads open

Summer Spray Pads Open Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cool off this summer at any of the 17 City of Saskatoon spray pads located in various locations around the city. Summer spray pads will open for the season on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 10 a.m., and will be operational daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Please note, 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. All spray pads are activated by push buttons located near the spray features.

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

Kids in the Park Soccer

SASKATOON YOUTH SOCCER INC. PRESENTS THE 10th SUMMER OF
Kids in the Park
FREE SOCCER DROP-IN FOR ALL AGES
Monday to Friday
Jul 3 – Aug 24, 2017
City of Saskatoon Playground Program Locations
Schedule will be posted for 2017 on or before June 27

Program is free, no registration required, just drop in to your neighborhood playground!
Program travels to 45+ different City of Saskatoon playground centre sites and is instructed by certified soccer coaches!

For more information call Saskatoon Youth Soccer (306) 975-3413

Thank you Community Initiatives Fund, City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Soccer Association, Sask Lotteries, and Xtratime Sports Soccer Locker for your help in funding this summer’s Soccer Kids In the Park program!

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

Summer Camps

Royal Soccer Camps 2017
Program is open to all boys and girls aged 5 to 13 for any of our 9 weeks in July and August.
You can sign up for full day, morning or afternoon sessions with no-charge early drop off and late pickup care.
royalsoccer.com


Kids Camps – University of Saskatchewan
From art, drama and music to nature, science and athletics, the University of Saskatchewan offers a wide range of educational fun under the sun for kids of all ages! From campus activities to field trips, your kids will get plenty of fresh air and exercise as they make new friends in our hands-on, creative learning environments. Our camp leaders are qualified instructors – with many of them being former kids’ camps participants themselves.
http://www.kidscamps.usask.ca
Aspiring Young Artists
Community Arts Program, College of Arts&Science
306.966.5539
http://artsandscience.usask.ca
These week-long day camps are designed to provide children who love the arts with a safe, fun and creative atmosphere. Students will learn techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture.
Ecology Camps for Kids
College of Education
306.966.5539
continuing.usask.ca/youth/eco-camps
Children 8 to 11 years participate in a rich program of daily field trips and nature study in and around Saskatoon. Kids will visit scientists, study rocks, fossils, plants, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and Saskatchewan Endangered Species, and then undertake environmentally friendly projects to help them!
Summer Band Camps
Department of Music
306.343.9678
www.saskband.org
Get ready to make some noise! Toot your own horn in full band, small ensembles, private lessons and more. Band Camp provides the perfect opportunity for musicians in grades 5–12 to learn new musical and technical skills, improve sound, make new friends, and have LOADS of fun!
Summer Kinesiology Programming
College of Kinesiology
306.966.1001
https://beactive.usask.ca/
Get active this summer! Try Children’s Activity Camps or a Dance Camp. We also offer personal and team training with HPC, Aquatic programs and a week-long camp for special needs children and youth.
Diefenbaker Youth History & Governance
Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC)
306.966.8384 or email dief.centre@usask.ca
How does our past affect the world today? Students from grades five to nine will explore Canadian democracy and the links between Canada’s history and current events. History – venture through Canada’s past. Politics – craft legislation and create political parties. Citizenship – debate current issues and interact with local experts.
Summer Academy for Voice and Piano
Call 306-374-7698 (Janice Paterson – voice) or 306-373-9739 (Bonnie Nicholson – piano)
New in Saskatoon! Open July 2016 to singers and pianists ages 13 to 18 with an emphasis on building a sense of community and experiencing the joy of music. Both solo instruction and ensemble opportunities offered.
Map Camp
Geography and Planning
306.966.1679 or email map.camp.2015@gmail.com
Map camp is designed to increase children’s understanding and curiosity about the world around them. Open to ages 8-12, this week long day camp includes one day at the Children’s Discovery Museum and will introduce children to basic mapping, navigation, and physical geography concepts in a fun and encouraging environment.
Sci-Fi Science Camps
College of Engineering
306.966.7755 / 1.866.556.8723
www.scifi.usask.ca
SCI-FI Science Camps promotes the love of science, engineering and technology to youth. Our camps for 5 to 14 year olds involve designing, building and experimenting with innovative hands-on projects in a fun atmosphere.
AgBio Discovery Camp
College of Agriculture and Bioresources
306.966.4056
http://agbio.usask.ca/community-outreach/agbio-discovery-program.php#AgBioDiscoveryCamps
Explore just how much fun agriculture can be! Experience a week of interactive science experiments, animal care and activities centered around agriculture. Camps open to kids entering grades 3–6 this fall.
Drama: Making a Scene
Department of Drama
306.966.2323
www.arts.usask.ca/drama
Discover the wondrous world of acting! Creativity thrives during a fun-filled week of improvisation, characterization, voice and movement. For complete beginners as well as experienced young actors (ages 10 to 17).
Ancient & Medieval Adventure Camps
Museum of Antiquities
306.966.7818
www.usask.ca/antiquities
Learn about the history, culture, art, mythology, and daily life of civilizations long ago! Come and explore the ancient world–from the Near East to Egypt, from Greece to Rome, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
Huskie Athletic Sport Camps
College of Kinesiology
306.966.1001
huskies.usask.ca
Huskie Athletic Sport Camps offer a variety of camps to young athletes that want to learn more about or further develop their skills in a particular sport. Huskie head coaches design the curriculum, hire the coaches and lead the instruction at camps. Participants will receive instruction from coaches who are known and respected throughout the province and the country for their abilities to work with elite athletes.
Art + Science = Creativity2
College of Arts & Science
306.966.5776
http://artsandscience.usask.ca/scienceoutreach/camps/
Registration Opens – March 17, 2017
Join us for a creative adventure exploring science and art during our new Creativity2 Camp. We’ve taken our coolest science experiments and fused them with awesome art projects and tours (including the Museum of Natural Sciences, Gordon Snelgrove Art Gallery, greenhouse, art studio, and science labs) for an amazing week of Art + Science = Creativity2!


International Women of Saskatoon: Free Summer Programs for Permanent Residents
International Women of Saskatoon (IWS) is a non-profit, grassroots and an equality-seeking women’s organization dedicated to improving the status of immigrant and refugee women and their families residing in Saskatoon and area by assisting them to become full participating members in all aspects of the Canadian society.
http://internationalwomenofsaskatoon.org/?programs=tweensonguard
TWEENSONGUARD (TOG)
This is a co-ed program for newcomer children ages 8 to 12. The program is designed to provide them with a safe and fun medium to meet new friends and learn about their new community.
YOUTH-IN-TRANSITION (YIT) BOYS
This is a leadership program for newcomer boys ages 13 to 15. The program is designed to support the clients to establish social/professional networks and gain the life skills that they need to become empowered and positive role models in the community.
YOUTH-IN-TRANSITION (YIT) GIRLS
This is a girls’ participation and leadership program designed to create equitable opportunities for newcomer girls ages 13 to 15 to gain knowledge and skills required for future leadership roles.

Program Schedule: July 4 – August 23, 2017; Monday to Friday; 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Apply: Application deadline is Friday June 16, 2017
Phone: 306-651-5220 / 651-5270
Email: youthteamlead.iws@gmail.com


Persephone School of Theatre
Offers a variety of different classes for ages 3 and up with a focus on creativity, imagination, improvisation, and ensemble work! And, of course, we always strive to have fun!
Our goal is to nurture the unique voice of each individual where students feel safe to share their ideas, express their creativity, and gain new confidence in themselves and greater trust in their peers.
At Persephone School of Theatre we strive to teach young people how to better express themselves as artists and performers with skills and knowledge that are transferable to their everyday lives. Empathy, individual and group creativity, and discovering and trusting their impulses are only some of the fantastic skills they will learn here!
Registration: (306) 384-7727
http://persephonetheatre.org/school-of-theatre


Saskatchewan Polytechnic
This summer, try something new and experience hands-on learning at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
http://saskpolytech.ca/programs-and-courses/resources/camps.aspx
Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT) | July 10 – 14, 2017 | ages 11 – 14
Health Sciences Discovery Camp | July 17 – 21, 2017 | ages 9 – 11
Health Sciences Discovery Camp | July 24 – 28, 2017 | ages 12-14
Kids Cooking Camp (Beginner) | July 24 – 28, 2017 | ages 9 – 13
Kids Cooking Camp (Advanced) | July 31 – August 4, 2017 | ages 11 – 14
Money, Power, Respect – Money Management for Teens | July 17, – 21, 2017 | ages 13 – 17
Selfie Approved Hair and Esthetics Camp | July 24 – 28, 2017 | ages 12 – 15
Selfie Approved Hair and Esthetics Camp | July 31 – August 4, 2017 | ages 12 – 15


Saskatoon Zoo Society
The Saskatoon Zoo Society’s Summer Camps are an amazing, educational way to get your kids out of the house this summer. Led by trained staff, these week long camps provide an experience your kids will never forget. Children are always supervised, and there is no shortage of activities for everyone. From crafts, to getting to know the animals at the Saskatoon Zoo, kids are sure to have a blast!
https://saskatoonzoosociety.ca/programs/camps/summer-camps/
For children aged 7-10, check out our Bio-Bits Program.
For children aged 11-14, check out our Bio-Explorer Program.


Wilton Academy of Music
Join us in exploring different cultures and their music. During our 1/2 day week-long camps, children will enjoy learning songs, games & crafts from each country. They will also experience the famous musical suite The Carnival of the Animals.
Register soon – space is limited.
July 4 to 7 (4 days) $130
* Mornings (9:30-12:00), ages 3+4
* Afternoons (1:00-4:00), ages 5+6

July 10 to 14 (5 days) $145
* Mornings (9:30-12:00), ages 3+4
* Afternoons (1:00-4:00), ages 5+6
Register online at www.wiltonmusic.com


Engineering For Kids
Engineering For Kids® brings the wonder and excitement of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to children ages 4-14 through a variety of hands-on learning experiences. Design a hot air balloon! Build rockets, roller coasters, and towers! All of this is possible with Engineering For Kids®!
At Engineering for Kids, our programs:
– Help children build problem solving skills
– Encourage kids to discover how things work
– Increase kids’ desire to explore engineering as a career option
– Motivate kids to learn math and science concepts by engaging them in real-world engineering problems
More information and registration here: http://www.engineeringforkids.net/saskatoon


Marian Gymnastics
2017 Sports Camps: Trampoline/Gymnastics, Parkour, Wrestling & Martial Arts
Ages 10 – 16
Come and join us for our first ever sports camps. Kids will be instructed in 1.5 hours of each sport per day. No experience necessary.
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gymnastics Summer Camps: Bring the kids for a half day, full day, full week or a few of each!

Register online: www.mariangym.com

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.


DIVISIONS AND GAME TIMES
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/

Camp Tamarack

Education in the Great Outdoors

Camp Tamarack, the only camp of its kind in Western Canada that combines and integrates academic, recreation and social-emotion development. This focus is what creates a unique therapeutic camp environment for youth with academic difficulties.

* 3 hours of academic instruction five days a week
* Social Skills Development
* Enhances self-esteem/self confidence
* Develop skills leading to more independence
* Recreational Activities including archery, canoeing, swimming, Phys. Ed., nature studies, and Arts Education

For dates, cost and additional information call the Tamarack office at 975-0855 or email camp@tamarackfoundation.ca