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Gutsy Walk 2019

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Gutsy Walk is Canada’s largest community fundraiser for Crohn’s and colitis. Every walk is fun-filled, family-friendly, and non-competitive. Participants can walk any distance they’re comfortable with. In Saskatoon; we walk approximately 5 km at Meewasin Park. We’ve got live entertainment on stage by some great local bands, and a fantastic BBQ in addition to the camaraderie of about 500 fellow Gutsy Walkers along the walk route.

If you can’t make it to the Gutsy Walk, you can still support the cause by making a donation to the event, a team,or an individual walker. With your support, cures are only steps away. We hope to see you on June 2, 2019 at Meewasin Park! Time and details are at www.gutsywalk.ca.

Are you a Jane’s Walks leader?

You may already be familiar with this world-wide Spring event, May 3rd to 5th, now in 212 cities, inspired by the life of Jane Jacobs, a writer, urbanite and activist.  Jane insisted the voices of everyday people were heard in neighbourhood planning and city-building.   This 2019,  Jane’s Walk’s 10th anniversary in Saskatoon expects to match the record turn out last year of over 600 participants.

The only catch is the Varsity View/Grosvenor Park  walk needs a volunteer leader.  Organization and promotion is looked after by our Saskatoon planning group. 

Jane’s Walks can be led by anyone who wants to share with others what they believe makes their new or old neighbourhood a special place to live. A typical walk takes an hour.

 The volunteer planning committeeprovides a website for anyone who wants to lead a walk, or join one or more walks being offered free of charge.   The committee also looks after the Saskatoon publicity for all the walks.

The process to register your neighbourhood hosting of a walk this year is easy. 

A user-friendly form is on our new website: http://janeswalksaskatoon.ca/index.php/about/. Check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JanesWalkSaskatoon/

Committee members also respond to email inquiries, promote the walks to encourage participation, and act as co-hosts with walk leaders.

We look forward to seeing you at a walk in 2018!

National Aboriginal Day 2018

National Aboriginal Day – Thursday, June 21st
You are invited to join the 3rd annual ‘Rock Your Roots’ Walk for Reconciliation on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

This year, the theme is “Planting the Seed”. By walking together, we plant the seeds of reconciliation – honouring survivors and answering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action as we grow a more inclusive community.

Starting at 9:30 a.m. at Victoria Park, the Rock Your Roots walk will feature a variety of traditional and multicultural dances, music and performances along the way.

The walk culminates at 11:30 a.m. joining National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations hosted by the Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre including lunch, special guest speakers, entertainment and fun for all the family!

Fall Photography Nature Walk

Join us for a nature walk at Beaver Creek Conservation area, with plenty of stops for taking photos. This is a free event for all photography levels and abilities. Come prepared with your camera/cellphone/picture taking device and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Led by Meghan Mickelson, who will give pointers on taking nature photos.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Location: Beaver Creek Conservation Area (just outside Saskatoon). Meet outside on the back deck.

We will walk the yellow and green trail (total distance 2.4 km).

About Meghan: A self taught photographer who has had a camera in her hand since she was 10, and spent many years working at a camera shop. Meghan lives in Saskatoon, where she is a mom, a volunteer, and an avid nature photographer.

More information and registration: http://saskoutdoors.org/event-calendar/post/fall-photography-nature-walk

Gold Walk Saskatoon

Join us on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1pm-4pm for the 3rd Annual Gold Walk in Saskatoon!! It will be a time to honor and remember those kids in our local community, and throughout Canada, who have been diagnosed with cancer. We will walk a short walk through downtown Saskatoon, spreading awareness and fundraising for Childhood Cancer Canada!!

Cancer is the leading cause of disease related death for Canadian children, yet it receives only 3% of funding from the Canadian government. Change starts with awareness.

Start collecting your gold gear!! We will walk along 19th St, over the Broadway bridge and back to the Amphitheatre. We will wear our Gold clothing and hold Gold signs, spreading awareness of Childhood Cancer!! We will be raising money for Childhood Cancer Research through Childhood Cancer Canada. All proceeds from our event go directly to Childhood Cancer Research in Canada.


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.


Walk For Alzheimer’s

Walk For Alzheimer’s fundraiser presented by Investor’s Group is happening this spring on Thurs June 1 at the Amphitheatre, River Landing Park.
Great family event with lots of things for the kids to do! Register online in advance at www.walkforalzheimersSK.ca.
Join us for this fun evening event and walk in memory of a loved one, in support of people affected by the disease or to protect the memories you have.
For more info contact Angela at 306-949-4141 or aklaassen@alzheimer.sk.ca.
Registration 6:00pm
Walk 6:30-7:30pm

Jane’s Walks 2017

New and old residents alike, there is no better way to rediscover or “MEET YOUR CITY” than by participating in a Jane’s Walk.

Friday May 5 – Sunday May 7, 2017


Citizen-led walking tours towards community-based city building

Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbours.

Family in Motion Day

Saskatoon SCOA Globe Walk – Family In Motion Day
Gather your teams together for a walk in the park!

Date: Monday, February 20th, 2017
Time: 1 PM to 3PM
Location: Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, 1903 Forestry Farm Park Drive

– Meet in front of the Superintendents residence
– Steaming hot chocolate will be served
- Walking routes will be provided within the Forestry Farm Park.

For more information, visit our website scoaglobewalk.net, or phone 306-652-2255

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.

Coldest Night of the Year

it’s cold out there.
Accomplish something remarkable by doing something ordinary!

Walk with us on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the Coldest Night of the Year, a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless, and hurting across Canada.

Saskatoon: Hosted by The Lighthouse Saskatoon & The Bridge On 20th Fellowship Centre.
The Bridge Fellowship Centre
1008 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Y7

4 pm – Registration opens
5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
5:15 pm – Walk begins (all distances)
6 pm – Registration closes
6pm – Meal service begins
8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.

Registration opens at 4:00 pm. All walkers must check-in and sign a waiver form before participating.

More information: https://canada.cnoy.org/location/saskatoon

Seniors Globe Walk

The Seniors Globe Walk was created to provide older adults more physical activity and social opportunitiesand help motivate those 50 years and older to stay active during the winter months when it is most difficult.

From January 9, 2017 until April 27, 2017 teams MOTIVATE each other to walk the equivalent distance of over 500,000 miles in our SPACE STATION ORBITING TOUR (this year’s theme). Participants can stroll or roll, hike or bike, swim or gym; all forms of physical activity count. Each half hour of physical activity counts as one mile. The Globe Walk inspires all 50+ adults to stay active and work with their team to achieve this awesome goal! In 2016, 77 teams with 2486 members (aged 50 to 100) logged 437,069 miles. This year we want to increase both our members and our mileage.

Please consider being a Captain for Globe Walk this year or finding someone in your community who might be able to do this. It’s fun for participants, super easy to join and it’s free! There are even opportunities to walk the track at the Saskatoon Field House or the Martensville Athletic Pavilion. We also have wonderful social events throughout the winter months to keep participants motivated. No team – no problem! Just contact me and I will put your name on a SCOA team.

January 9 – Captain’s Launch (Saskatoon Field House)
February 20 – Forestry Farm Family Walk
March 17 – St Patrick’s Day Walk
April 12 – Surprise Event (Details to follow)
May 10 – Celebration Lunch at WDM

This is a great opportunity to inspire your parents, grandparents, neighbours, your community (and yourselves if you are over 50) to stay fit and healthy as they age.

For more information on how to join or captain a team please visit our website at www.scoa.ca/globewalk or contact Beth at 306-652-0027 or globewalk@scoa.ca.

Light the Night Walk

Join Us as we walk with us for a cure in the annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Light The Night Walk. Friends, families and coworkers form fundraising teams and walk in unity, at twilight, each holding an illuminated lantern – red for supporters, white for patients and survivors, and gold to remember loved ones lost.

Saturday October 1, 2016 at 5pm in Kiwanis Memorial Park
Registration is Open http://lightthenight.ca/walks/saskatoon/
Contact: Tammy Vallee 306-241-0226 tammy.vallee@lls.org

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada offers patient services to people effect by blood cancers. There is an online library of resources that can be access from anywhere. Please visit http://www.llscanada.org to learn more about the resources and services we are able to provide because of the money that is raised each year with walks across Canada.

Red Shoe Walk

Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan presents the
Red Shoe Walk

Join us for the Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Walk, Saturday June 11, 2016

Location: Ronald McDonald House – 1011 University Drive
Registration Begins: 8:30 am
Program: 9:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Length: 2km – 5km
Contact: Karen Linsley 306-244-5700 ext 115

Lets make some strides for sick kids and their families!

Find more information and register at www.rmh.sk.ca

Coldest Night of the Year

It’s cold out there.

Walk with us on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in the Coldest Night of the Year, a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 100+ communities across Canada.

The Bridge & Lighthouse serve people living with poverty in Saskatoon. Your involvement in the WALK will impact hundreds of lives in a positive way, helping build a bright future that once seemed out of reach.

Here’s the schedule for the walk:
4:00 – Registration opens
4:30 – 1st 5KM Walk begins (10 KM registered walkers)
4:45 – 2nd 5KM Walk begins (5 KM registered walkers)
5:00 – 2KM Walk begins, Registration closes
6:00 – Route closes

Between 5:30 and 7:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers. So, be sure to linger with us afterwards, share some laughs, hang with some friends and celebrate the walk – at least till you warm up.

Important Instructions
Registration opens at 4:00 pm. All 10 and 5 km walkers should try to be there at four to ensure start times will be kept. (If walkers are late for registration, and therefore late for their distance’s start time, they will be asked to walk a shorter route, with the next start time. ) All walkers must check-in and sign a waiver form before participating. Please come prepared with:
All cash and cheques payable to “Coldest Night of the Year”
Pledge sheet with all donor data filled out completely and neatly OR
Post all pledges of cash and cheques online in your personal fundraising page and print off the “My Donor List” and bring with cash or cheques**.
Bring a signed WAIVER FORM available online under TOOLS / FORMS on the main site .

Note: Walkers who raise $150 (adults) or $75 (youth aged 13-17) do NOT have to pay the $25 registration fee.

Coldest Night of the Year/Saskatoon