Welcome to a new addition to the CFCR website, the Community Bulletin Board! You'll find information on community-based programs and initiatives happening around Saskatoon. 

If you're looking for specific events, head on over to cfcr.ca/events


Immigration Support for Those Affected by the Situation in Ukraine

IRCC has announced additional immigration supports for those affected by the situation in Ukraine. Please share this message with anyone you know that would find this information relevant and helpful.

Canada has been closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine, and remains steadfast in support of its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is taking additional steps to support Ukrainians and people residing in Ukraine, and to make it easier and faster for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their accompanying immediate family members to return to Canada.

Details can be found through the following link.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2022/02/additional-immigration-support-for-those-affected-by-the-situation-in-ukraine.html


CFCR Member & Volunteer, Shirley Koob, has collaborated with Canadian Juno award winning Saskatchewan artist, Eliza Doyle elizamarydoyle.com.

Thanks to Eliza, Shirley was inspired to write her very first song called Cries of Ukraine and she recorded it at Skullcreek Studios in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 21, 2022!

Listen to Cries of Ukraine now!

With millions of people fleeing Ukraine, Shirley had been wanting to do something to help out...so she decided to send her song ‚Äčout to family and friends, etc. to help raise awareness of the invasion of Ukraine.

If you would like to donate to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan http://www.ucc.sk.ca, all donations will go to support Displaced Persons from Ukraine coming to Saskatchewan. 

Here are two options for donating:

1) Send a cheque (Canadian and American cheques accepted). Please make the cheque payable to Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan and mail it to:

Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan

Attention: "Cries of Ukraine" - Displaced Persons from Ukraine

# 4 - 2345 Avenue C North

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

S7L 5Z5

Canada

Phone: 306-652-5850 ext. 101

Toll-free: 1-888-652-5850 ext. 101

www.ucc.sk.ca

 

OR

 

2) By credit card:

If you are comfortable/feel it is safe to email your credit card information for e-transfer, you can fill out the attached donation form (check box "Donation in Support of Displaced People from Ukraine") and email your credit card information to the Ukrainian Congress of Saskatchewan (email: info@ucc.sk.ca).

If you are not comfortable/do not feel it is safe to email your credit card information, you can call the Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan at (306) 652-5850 extension 101(or toll-free 1.888.652.5850 extension 101) and speak with Maryna (Administrative Coordinator/Bookeeper). If you reach her voicemail, please leave a message saying you would like to donate to "Cries of Ukraine - Displaced Persons from Ukraine". (Please be patient while waiting for a return phone call because, as you can imagine, she is extremely busy right now). You can also contact Maryna by email at: info@ucc.sk.ca

Thank you for listening to the Cries of Ukraine


 

SCC Gallery is delighted to present… small works in Small Quirks

Join the Saskatchewan Craft Council (SCC) in celebrating our artist members! 

Small Quirks is a curated SCC members' exhibition, featuring makers from a wide variety of media and from all career stages! This show explores whimsy, curiosity, and technique in small handcrafted objects. 

This exhibition, featuring 71 Saskatchewan artists and 99 works, is chock full of humour, oddities, experimentation, and reflection. 

Many of the makers in this exhibition have discussed their need to express and experiment these last few years, looking to challenge both the viewer and themselves, as well as just have fun!

What will you find at Small Quirks?  

Perhaps a deep forest landscape, crafted from tea and oil-tanned fish skins?

A text, written by the maker, deconstructed, spun and woven into fabric – creating a new kind of book?

Maybe you’ll find a little wood-carved experiment given a horse-hair tail, or a whimsical depiction of a gallbladder (to give to those who lost their own).

If any of this sounds interesting to you, we invite you to come view Small Quirks in SCC Gallery this summer!

 

Dates: May 28 - August 27, 2022
Location: Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, 813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm


Seeking Donations for Ukrainian Refugees

A local woman helping Ukrainian families in Saskatoon is asking for non-perishable food donations or food gift certificates.  These Ukrainians are people who have fled their homeland in Ukraine due to Russia’s invasion, have found their way to Saskatoon and need everything to start over.

Nettie Cherniatenski has started a new shop called Baba’s Closet on 51st Street across from Peavy Mart, with everything from kitchen supplies, bedding, towels and hygiene items for displaced Ukrainians now calling Saskatoon home.

The focus for June is collecting non-perishable groceries or grocery gift certificates, i.e. Rice, buckwheat, sauerkraut, sardines, spices, flour, snacks for kids, baking powder, baking soda, yeast etc.  Gift baskets from local merchants would also be appreciated.  Cash donations are also accepted with tax receipts for donations of $25 or more. 

Nettie is asking people to refrain from bringing in other items as the warehouse is full right now with things that have to be sorted. 

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress Saskatoon branch has helped with the initiative by recommending people to Baba’s Closet to look and browse for free items to help get them started with their new life in Canada.

Baba’s Closet is located at 4-811 51st Street and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Donations can also be dropped off during those hours.


Remnance by Curtis Peeteetuce

Burnt Thicket Theatre's We Treaty People

Premiers Friday June 3rd, 2022

Each playwright was commissioned by Burnt Thicket to create a new audio play in response to the questions, “What does it mean to be Treaty People, and to embrace all our relations?” Remnance was written by Curtis Peeteetuce, an award-winning theatre artist from the Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation and the playwright for the popular Rez Christmas story series and the recently published plays nicimos, kihew and Popcorn Elder (nominated for 2 Saskatchewan arts awards).

Remnance is set in a dystopian future, adrift in space in the ailing Station 6, as Commander Trem Lylin archives listeners calling in to share their final thoughts about the current state of humanity, while they still can. This fifth play in the series features award-winning Saskatoon actors Kristina Hughes as Commander Trem, Carol Greyeyes as the voice of Envoy (the station’s A.I. system), Joshua Beaudry and Shawn Cuthand as callers ranging from conspiracy theorists who live in the Reserve Module to extra-terrestrial visitors with mysterious powers, directed by Danny Knight, with dramaturgy by Carol Greyeyes. Sound design and audio production for the series is by Tim Bratton, with original music created by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel.

Listen to We Treaty People, free to stream on demand from www.burntthicket.com and wherever people get their podcasts. Audience advisory: Content may not be suitable for children.

The digital audio plays in We Treaty People are created by a diverse group of artists exploring the question, “What does it mean to embrace all our relations?” This original fiction podcast aims to provoke, asks listeners to hear the stirring call to truth and reconciliation in our neighbourhoods, all across Canada. The creators hope that it is captivating, unsettling, refreshing.


Meewasin EcoAdventure Camps

This summer, get outside in nature and have tons of fun with 3-day Meewasin EcoAdventure Camps at Beaver Creek Conservation Area!

 Meewasin EcoAdventure Camps are geared towards 8-12 year old campers and run 6 hours in length from 10am-4pm from Wednesday through Friday on select weeks in July and August!

 These 3-day camps include daily guided adventure hikes exploring the unique habitats and diverse ecosystems of Beaver Creek, wild encounters with flora and fauna including the resident Black-capped Chickadees, engaging experiential crafts and activities related to the chosen adventure theme of the week. Cost for a 3-day camp is $150 (plus tax and fees).

 

CAMP THEME 1 : Creek Creativity

July 13-15 OR Aug 10-12, 2022

 

CAMP THEME 2: Wayfinding & Wanderings

July 20-22 OR Aug 17-19, 2022

 

For more info or to register go here or visit: https://meewasin.com/ecoadventure-camps/

 

Only 12 spots per session.

Register now. Nature awaits!


5 Things Coming Up in Meewasin Valley

With so much to offer, the Meewasin Trail is a must-see attraction. But Meewasin is more than a trail. Check out the variety of tourism experiences and volunteer opportunities happening this summer!

1. Meewasin is calling out to our Friends Of The Valley – volunteers are needed to help us plant aquatic species in the river bank, this coming Wednesday night. Help us revitalize our river health on a beautiful stretch of river. click for info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. This Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM you can also join Sam downtown for a Meewasin Walking Tour down by the river to explore and discover all we have to offer in the largest urban conservation area in Canada. click for info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Naughty by Nature: prizes, gin, hilarity, and giveaways – the next one is Thursday August 4th! Buy one regular-priced ticket and get $20 off on a ticket for your date! Use the promo code “datenight” to reveal a hidden ticket at checkout. click for info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Planting trees: We’re planting trees through August! By August 10th we aim to have over 600 new native trees and shrubs planted along the Wanuskewin Trail. We’ll need all the help we can get! Sign up for our newsletter for updates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Coming this September: Did you know!? Beaver Creek will be hosting Grazing Dinners this Autumn with Odla featuring Renny GrilzJared Epp, and Sam with our sheep and dogs at Beaver Creek – pilot nights are coming this September!! Stay ‘tooned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog Link

https://meewasin.com/2022/07/25/5-things-that-are-coming-up-in-the-meewasin-valley/


 

Enchanted Night Forest by Dis Dances

President Murray Park (1200 Colony Street)

August 19-21 @ 9:30PM

The Enchanted Night forest is a place where anything can happen! Otherworldly insect-like creatures glow in the dark as they move you through the night forest in President Murray Park. Take a break from the harshness of reality and join us for a truly magical evening in the enchanted night forest. Free Flow Dance Theatre specializes in unique entertaining performances that are out of this world. Conceived and created by Jackie Latendresse and special guest Newton Moraes in collaboration with the cast.

Tickets are a choose your own ticket price method. Consider these elements when making your reservation.

Everyone gets the same great show! Purchasing a higher-priced ticket helps to supplement the low-income tickets. Please choose the ticket price appropriate to your situation.

TICKETS https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/free-flow-dance-theatre-inc/events/enchanted-night-forest-2/

Cast: Taylor Zeller, Aiyana Ruel, Shannon Pybus, Derek Souvannavong, Philip McDermott, Maggie Lucas, Rachel Saufert.

Location: Meet in the circle at the centre of President Murray Park at 9:30 pm nightly to join us for a 50-minute dance adventure.

Time: Gather at 9:25 pm pm Show time 9:30 pm

Contact freeflowdance@gmail.com or 306-665-5998 for info


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