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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.

Winter 2018 Registration

Hello VVCA members, it is that time again to think about what can I do to get me out of the house and make winter go by quicker? Come on out a try something different or keep on going with what you are doing!!

Mark Tuesday January 9 & Thursday January 11, 7-8:30 on your calendars!

Registration is 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.

Our instructor is healthy now so self defence for women is a go!! Unfortunately we have to move it to Monday nights from 8:30-9:30! NOTE this is a change from the City’s Leisure Guide!

Other changes from the Leisure Guide include Tae Kwon Do pre-beginners should say OR instead of AND, that is, Wednesday OR Friday.Also, the Thursday night Yoga class was also missed in the Leisure Guide! Don’t you worry we put it back in in our newsletter!

Hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season!! Here is to a short winter filled with a lot of fun!!

Spring Soccer and Basketball registrations will be announced at a later date!

See Programs page for Winter 2018 programming.

– Barb and Maya

Brunskill School playground donations

The Brunskill Home and School Association and Brunskill Playground Committee members would like to thank everyone for their support of our project to replace the aged playground structure on our school grounds.

With VVCA’s initial contribution of $15 000 to the project in April 2016 we were able to secure over $50 000 in government grants with the help of Mesa Canada Consulting Corp.

We continued our fundraising with magazine sale campaign, monthly hot lunches, movie nights and a Brunskill Anthology book which included works from almost every student in the school in April 2016.

We had two Move-a -thons in May 2016 and May 2017. With the students’ participation in collecting pledges and being active by walking, running, scootering, rollerblading or biking around President Murray Park, this event generated $25 000 in donations! We also had our first ever bike garage sale – “Turn your Bike into a Playground” – where we collected donated bikes and then sold them with all the proceeds to the playground raising close to $1500.

With generous donations from the students and families of Brunskill School and residents of Varsity View and beyond we have almost reached our goal.

Our goal was to fundraise $215 000 and with the $35 000 contribution from Saskatoon Public School Division we would build a $250 000 playground.

At this time, plans are being finalized for the playground with construction to occur in July and August of 2018.

The brand new playground will be ready for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

Thank you to VVCA and all the students and families that have made this project happen.

This success was possible with the incredible team of volunteers contributing their time and expertise to our fundraising events.

We will continue to fundraise until Mid October 2017 for the remaining $35 000 we need to reach our final goal.

For more information please contact us at brunkillvolunteers@gmail.com


Thank you for your donation towards helping build Brunskill School’s community playground!

The importance of play in a child’s academic and social development is often overlooked. By bringing playground equipment to a Saskatoon Public Schools community, we can make further headway towards engaging and developing young learners.

Remember that it isn’t just the school and students that benefit from a new play structure – it is a community and public park accessible to all in the neighbourhood and beyond.

Online donations: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/SaskatoonPublicSchoolFoundati/spsplaygrounds.html

If you prefer to donate by cheque, please send to:

Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation
c/o please state the school playground you wish to donate towards
310 – 21st Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M7

A tax receipt will be issued by the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation for all donations over $20.00.

Movie in the Park

VVCA PRESENTS MOVIE IN THE PARK!

When? Friday, August 25 @ dusk!
What? Disney’s The Lion King

Bring your blanket and find out what everyone’s been up to this summer…while enjoying a classic Disney movie!
Admission by donation. Popcorn and drink sales available.

Thanks to our sponsors Pawluk Homes and Greystone Homes!

Fall 2017 Programming

Registration is Thursday, September 7 AND Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 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. A fee of $10 will apply to late registrations. Varsity View Community Association honours other community association memberships.

See Programs listing.

VV Community Clean-up

When? Saturday, May 27, 2017
Where? Brunskill School, parking lot

VVCA Community Clean Up: Varsity View Community Association is holding a neighborhood clean up on the morning of May 27th.

There will be two bins in the parking lot of Brunskill school – one for metal and one for general trash from 10 am till noon. Residents are welcome to drop off trash by bringing it to the bins between these times. Volunteers and especially volunteers with trucks would be welcome to help clear up the back alleys.

For volunteers for general pick up there is an orientation session at 9:30 am in the east side of the parking lot of Brunskill School. If you have any questions, contact the VVCA President at president@vvcasaskatoon.com

VVCA Spring Fling!

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Doors Open 5:30 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm

Louis Loft, Memorial Union Building, U of S Campus

Music • Door Prizes • Silent Auction
BBQ Buffet: 1/4 slab pork ribs and 1/4 roast chicken, roasted potato, BBQ baked beans, seasonal corn, coleslaw, saskatoon berry cobbler and coffee, tea or decaf. (Vegetarian option available)

For tickets email varsityviewca@gmail.com or talk to a VVCA Board member

All proceeds to Varsity View projects for the betterment of our community! Come and support Varsity View!

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/

U of S College Quarter Update

Do you want to know what is planned? Questions about building height/appearance? Pressure on local area schools? Street parking on Cumberland? Parking space available for College Quarter residents and visitors? Will residents pay school taxes?

Join us for a discussion with University of Saskatchewan representatives at our next Varsity View Community Association meeting:
Wednesday January 18, 2017
7:00pm

Brunskill School Library

Albert Rec Unit: Call for Volunteers

Big Plans for a Little Park

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Door-to-Door Canvassing Blitz
The planning for Albert Rec Unit is nearly done and construction is slated for Spring 2017, but we still need community donations to make this little park a big success.
Come and help us fundraise door-to-door in the Nutana neighbourhood!

When: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9:00 am
Where: Brainsport Community Room (616 10th Street East) for orientation; on the streets by 10:00 am. ‘Debrief’ at Amigo’s back room by 4:45 pm.

Facebook events page

Soccer Registration

2016-17 VVCA Indoor Soccer Registration

Registration: Friday September 9, 2016 12:00 AM to Friday September 16, 2016 6:00 PM
Season length: October 16 to mid-March

Divisions and Game Times:

Kinder Soccer (born 2013 & 2014)
1 session per week (night TBD, led by volunteer VVCA parents).

U6 Co-ed (born 2011 & 2012)
3v3, games will be scheduled between Monday-Friday (1 game per week). 10 games in elementary school gyms, 5 jamborees at SaskTel Sports Centre. Practices TBD. October 16 to mid-March.

U7 Co-ed (born 2010)
4v4, games will be scheduled on Sundays (1 game per week). 10 games in soccer centres, 5 jamborees at SaskTel Sports Centre. Practices TBD. October 16 to mid-March.

U8 Co-ed (born 2009)
4v4, games will be scheduled on Sundays (1 game per week). 10 games in soccer centres, 5 jamborees at SaskTel Sports Centre. Practices TBD. October 16 to mid-March.

Register on the Picatic page.


NOTES:

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/

If cost is a barrier for you to register your child/children, you are encouraged to apply for funding from Kidsport. Please click on the link below for the application form:
http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/saskatchewan/saskatoon/apply-for-assistance/

Application deadline for Kidsport funding is September 15, 2016. You may email the VVCA soccer coordinator at harrison@edwards.usask.ca if you have any financial assistance inquiries.

If there is no way for you to pay via credit card on the Picatic site, please email the VVCA soccer coordinator Niran Harrison at: harrison@edwards.usask.ca

Albert Rec Unit fundraising underway

Our Big Plans for a Little Park committee members have been hitting the streets this summer and fall, asking for your donations to the park project. Did we miss you? You can still donate! Use the donation form, or donate online here: https://nutana.ca/big-plans-for-a-small-park/

IMPORTANT DONATION INFORMATION:
Please make cheques payable to: City of Saskatoon.
Mark the cheque with “Albert Rec Unit”.
Mail your donation to: Nutana Community Association,
c/o École Victoria School, 639 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B2

Want to know more details about what it’s all about? Download a PDF brochure here, or see the VVCA Projects page.

Follow Facebook page for current fundraising and other events!

Help make our little park a big success!

Basketball Registration

2016-2017 VARSITY VIEW BASKETBALL REGISTRATION

Monday August 29, 2016 9:00 AM to Friday September 16, 2016 11:55 PM

Season length: October- Late February/ Late March (Depending on Age Group)

Age Groups:

Dunkaroo’s Basketball: is a development program based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls (co-ed) who are in GRADE ONE OR GRADE TWO. The players have one hour a week for 12 to 14 weeks in developing basketball skills in a fun atmosphere. Please go to www.smba.ca to register online for this program.

Spuds Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls (co-ed) who are under ten years of age as of December 31 of the season in play (OR IN GRADE FOUR OR LOWER). The teams play cross court and the coaches referee their own games.

Mini Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls who are under 12 years of age as of December 31 of the season in play (OR IN GRADE FIVE OR SIX). The teams play cross court and referees are provided. Mini A Pool teams play full court.

Bantam Basketball: is a game based on the sport of basketball for boys and girls who are under 14 years of age as of December 31 of the season in play (OR IN GRADE SEVEN OR EIGHT). No player in high school can play bantam ball. Teams play full court and referees are provided.

Games will be played on Saturdays and practices will be once per week and will be scheduled by coaches at a later date.

Note that a community association membership is required for registering in soccer. Please purchase either a $10.00 (plus credit card fees) single member membership or a $20.00 family membership (plus credit card fees) prior to registering for a basketball program.

See Picatic page for more information and to register.