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VVCA Newsletter: Fall 2018 available

The View, VVCA’s newsletter for the Varsity View and Grosvenor Park neighbourhoods, is now available for download on our site. Printed copies will be distributed to the community later in August – watch your mailboxes.

The next issue, Dec. 2018/Jan. 2019, will be distributed digitally only, with a PDF available to download on this site.


VVCA Newsletter: Help Wanted!
VVCA is run by volunteers who organize and attend meetings, provide programs and activites for youth and adults, work with the City regarding development, parking and other issues, keep the rink in good condition, publish a newsletter and website, raise money for community events and projects, and generally try to make your neighbourhood a little nicer to live in.

Sounds fun, right? If something on that short list fills a need in you, or you have other ideas on how to improve your neighbourhood, come out to a monthly VVCA board meeting and have your say. We’d love to hear your ideas and would be more than happy to find you a spot on our board if you are interested.

Right now, the VVCA is looking for a Newsletter Editor – putting together three issues a year (one printed, two digital) full of information of interest to our community. Does this interest you, or do you know someone who would be a perfect fit?

Email info@vvcasaskatoon.com for more information, or check out the dates of our next board meeting and just come out!

VVCA Help Wanted

Interested in making your community a little better? VVCA is always looking for volunteers!

VVCA is run by volunteers who organize and attend meetings, provide programs and activites for youth and adults, work with the City regarding development, parking and other issues, keep the rink in good condition, publish a newsletter and website, raise money for community events and projects, and generally try to make your neighbourhood a little nicer to live in.

Sounds fun, right? If something on that short list fills a need in you, or you have other ideas on how to improve your neighbourhood, come out to a monthly VVCA board meeting and have your say. We’d love to hear your ideas and would be more than happy to find you a spot on our board if you are interested.

Right now, the VVCA is looking for a Newsletter Editor – putting together three issues a year (one printed, two digital) full of information of interest to our community. We do have someone filling the chair for the next few issues, but would like to see someone new take this on. See information about our newsletters and previous issues here.

Email info@vvcasaskatoon.com for more information, or check out the About Us page for information on the dates of our next board meeting.

Bingo de Mayo THANKS!

Thanks to all those in the community who came out the the annual spring social – Bingo de Mayo – on Saturday May 5! A great time was had by all, with great Mexican food from La Bamba Cafe (labambacafe.ca), some fun and wacky bingo games and also a chance to do some visiting with friends and neighbours.

A special thank you to those businesses and individuals in the community who donated items for prizes. The prizes were coveted by the winners of the games and made a special night even better – so thanks very much to:
– Collector’s Choice Art Gallery & Framing
– Amigos Cantina
– Broadway Cafe
– Broadway theatre
– Outter Limits
– The better good
– Tammy’s hair care
– Nica’s women’s clothing and accessories
– Darma Chakra imports
– Rocket Mental (Dean Shaw)
– Traxx Footwear
– Allan Woo
– Dr. Frank Hohn

Recycle for VVCA

Do you like to collect pop cans and bottles for recycling? Do you like to donate to worthy causes?

Now you can do both! Drop off your recyclable containers at any Saskatoon SARCAN location and either tell them to put your refund toward “VVCA” or use the Drop & Go system with the group account “VVCA“. Your refund will be directed to VVCA and then used for community projects in our neighbourhood.

With Drop & Go there is no waiting in line. Just punch your account into the terminal, tag your bags with the sticky labels generated and then drop your bags off at the counter. Easy.


Drop & Go is a new service that SARCAN is offering at our larger depots in cities and towns across Saskatchewan. When the line gets long, Drop & Go is an easy way to drop off your containers without having to wait.

SARCAN Drop & Go information

VVCA 2018 AGM

VVCA Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:00pm, Brunskill School Library

All community residents are invited to attend for an update on projects and to elect next year’s Executive. Come and get involved in making a difference in your neighbourhood!

BINGO de MAYO

JOIN THE VARSITY VIEW COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION FOR OUR ANNUAL SPRING SOCIAL EVENT!

BINGO DE MAYO!

When: Saturday May 5, 2018; Doors open 5:30 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM
Where: Albert Community Centre, 610 Clarence Avenue, Loft (enter from the south doors and use the elevator from the basement level)
What: food, drinks, BINGO, prizes and socializing!
Cost: $45/person

Fantastic Authentic Mexican Cuisine
From La Bamba Café, Saskatoon (www.labambacafe.ca)

Because nothing says SPRING like playing BINGO with your friends and neighbours!

Tickets available from VVCA board members or by emailing varsityviewca@gmail.com

Neighbourhood Clean-up

VVCA ANNUAL NEIGBOURHOOD CLEAN UP

WHEN: Saturday May 12, 2018, 8:30am
WHERE: Brunskill School Parking lot
WHAT: empty out your garage, basement, storage room, or backyard; or shed! Bring your items to the large garbage bins that will be in the Brunskill school parking lot for disposal!


This is the event at which each year the same half dozen committed volunteers donate their Saturday morning to removing trash (think sodden couches), fire hazards (tree and bush clippings piled against wooden garages) and junk (the odd stove or three) from our back alleys.

You can help in two ways:
1) Bring your own junk to the dumpsters that will be parked at the back of Brunskill school on the morning of May 12th, 8:30 to 11:30 am (please do not use the small school dumpsters – you will get me in trouble) or
2) join us as a volunteer – just show up at the parking lot behind Brunskill by 9 am. You get an extra donut if you bring your own truck.

VVCA Outdoor Soccer

https://www.picatic.com/event15207789625297
SEASON LENGTH: May 1st to June 28th
DIVISIONS and GAME DATES:

KINDER Soccer (born 2014 & 2015)
1 session per week (night & time TBD, led by volunteer VVCA parents)
All sessions held at President Murray Park

UNDER-5 (born 2013 only) – COED
3 vs 3 format; no goaltenders
1 regular game per week (Monday or Tuesday at 6 or 7 pm – to be decided)
8 games on grass fields plus Mini FOS Tournament (June 8-10)
Practices: TBD (at discretion of coach)

UNDER-7 (born 2011 & 2012) – COED
4 vs 4 format, includes goalkeeper
1 regular game per week (Wednesdays or Thursdays – to be decided)
8 games on grass fields plus Mini FOS Tournament (June 8-10)
Practices: TBD (at discretion of coach)

UNDER-9 (born 2009 & 2010) – BOYS or GIRLS only
5 vs 5 format, includes goalkeeper
1 regular game per week (Mondays or Tuesdays – to be decided)
8 games on grass fields plus Mini FOS Tournament (June 8-10)
Practices: TBD (at discretion of coach)

VVCA Spring 2018 Registration

Spring registration night will be Wednesday, March 28 2018, 7-8:30pm in the Brunskill School front foyer!

Classes offered for spring are:
Yoga – Mondays, Wednesday’s, Thursdays 6:30-8pm
Badminton – Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-10pm
Tae Kwon Do – Wednesdays and Fridays 6-9pm
Pre beginner – 6-6:30pm Wednesday OR Friday
Beginner – 6:30-7:15pm
Intermediate – 7:15-8pm
Advanced – 8-9pm

See you at Registration!!
– Barb and Maya

Jane’s Walk 2018 – volunteers

Do you have a favorite spot that tells a story about Saskatoon – perhaps about your own neighbourhood?

Jane’s Walk, the 1st weekend in May 2018, is making the call out for walk leaders. A typical walk takes about an hour and is free. This event, now in 212 cities, is inspired by the life of Jane Jacobs, a writer, and urban activist who championed the voices of everyday people in city-building.

A user-friendly form for walk leaders is on our new website and this is also where you will check in late April for the 15 or more walks in Saskatoon that you might join: http://janeswalksaskatoon.ca/index.php/about/. Samples of topics and locations of past walks are on the blog http://saskatoonjaneswalk.blogspot.ca. Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JanesWalkSaskatoon/.

January 2018 Registration Night

Don’t Forget!

Registration is Tuesday, January 9 and Thursday January 11, 2018, 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. 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.

Check out the Programs page for information on our offerings this session.

Saskatoon WinterCity

There is already so much to do in Saskatoon in the winter! From outdoor winter activities like skating and cross country skiing, to PotashCorp Wintershines, one of Canada’s Best Winter Festivals, to attending a winter camp.

Check out the City’s website for listings of Outdoor Winter Recreational Facilities, Outdoor Winter Events, and Outdoor Programs and Activities, and more>

WinterCity YXE


WinterCityYXE supports a number of the City’s Strategic Goals and is an intentional effort by the City and community stakeholders to celebrate what makes Saskatoon unique as a four-season place that is inviting, vibrant and prosperous, even in the coldest months of the year.

Across North America and internationally, city leaders are partnering with community groups to highlight and tackle specific problems that occur in cities in the winter months, with the goal of improving the vitality of their community. Facilitated through the City of Saskatoon’s (City) leadership and engaging the interest and efforts of the entire community, a Winter City Strategy will articulate the changes necessary to help residents, businesses and visitors ‘embrace’ winter with as much enthusiasm as they have for the summer season.

The goals for a Winter City Strategy are to improve broader community accessibility, inclusion, activity and energy, and lead to greater economic vitality (particularly within service, accommodation and retail sectors) as the opportunities of winter are realized and the challenges mitigated. The intent of the Strategy is to be broad, responding to opportunities associated with winter life, winter design and winter economy; as well as addressing perceptions, attitudes and behaviours of citizens to generate a positive winter culture.

January 2018 newsletter

The December 2017/January 2018 VVCA ‘The View’ newsletter is available to download from our Newsletter page, but a paper copy will be delivered to your home later this month.

Reminder that Program registration will be held, Tuesday, January 9 and Thursday January 11, 2018, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Brunskill School (Multi-Purpose Room), 101 Wiggins Avenue North.

U of S Remembrance Day

There will be a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the University of Saskatchewan on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Event Details
Following the city-wide service at SaskTel Centre, there will be a wreath laying service at the Memorial Gates (near the College Drive entrance to Royal University Hospital) at 1:30 pm.

Reception to follow at Louis’ Loft. Everyone is welcome to attend.