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


 

The Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink

@Nutrien Plaza Makes It Return

The popular winter destination is currently scheduled to reopen for the season on Wednesday, December 15.

Weather permitting, the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza will be open for the season as of December 15th, 2021! Located in Kiwanis Memorial Park North beside the Delta Bessborough Hotel, this beautiful outdoor rink is available to the community at no cost. However, donations do support continued operations of the facility. The rink is open Wednesday thru Sunday from 1 pm – 8 pm, featuring hourly skate times.

Much like the last season, COVID protocols will be in effect. This includes a limited number of people on the ice at all times as well as pre-registration for skating times and very minimal walk-ups accepted if there is space available. New skate times are released every Monday at Noon via Eventbrite.

Andrea Lafond, CEO of Meewasin talked about the rink as a key winter activity, “The Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza has been a popular destination for a long time. Meewasin is pleased to continue to offer this activity in a fashion that everyone can enjoy safely. As long as the weather cooperates, of course.”

For more information, contact Andrea Lafond at 306-665-6887 or at alafond@meewasin.com


Meewasin Announces Sip & Skate

This new Meewasin experience will show a completely different side of the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza.

The Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza has been a mainstay of winter fun in Saskatoon for years. Now, Meewasin is offering the opportunity to enjoy the Rink in a completely new way called Sip & Skate.

Join us on select Saturdays in January and February at the Meewasin Rink. Enjoy a hearty welcome from some of our favourite Meewasin team members all while enjoying an exclusive small group skate. Cap off your experience with a Fireside S’Mores Box from The Prairie Grazer and a warm beverage featuring local spirits from Lucky Bastard Distillers in a Meewasin take-home mug.

Dates for Sip & Skate are January 15, January 29, February 12, and February 26. Guests can choose one of two skate times each day, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM or from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Tickets and details can be found online through the Meewasin website. Please note that these events are all 19+.

Andrea Lafond, CEO of Meewasin is excited for this new opportunity. “The Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza is one of the best winter spots in Saskatoon. And Sip & Skate will give the city a brand new way to enjoy it!”


Rachel Rozanski / Perma 
January 21–February 25, 2022

Rachel Rozanski will present her video installation work Perma in the PAVED Arts Main Gallery Space. This multimedia presentation will follow transformations of land and water, examining the melting of permafrost. The installation is comprised of two-channel video alongside contact photographic images, which were made using a portable scanner the artist built. 

Please note, visits may be limited in time to allow everyone an opportunity to see the work. To book your private viewing, email artistic@pavedarts.ca today!

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Hilarey Cowan / Caring Capacity
January 21–February 25, 2022

Hilarey Cowan will show her VR gaming work entitled Caring Capacity in our Media Gallery. This work was developed through the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s Digital Artist in Residence (DAiR) program. In the game, users encounter mysterious objects with hovering, declining health bars. The object is to develop “care” and keep the environment alive.

Please note, visits may be limited in time to allow everyone an opportunity to see the work. To book your private viewing, email artistic@pavedarts.ca today!

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Re-Visioning the Screen / 
Janelle Pewapsconias & Martina Cleary

 

Available online starting January 25, 2022
Online Reception: 
Tuesday, January 25 at 7pm. 

In Re-Visioning the Screen, visual artist Martina Cleary and spoken word poet Janelle Pewapsconias explore memories and relationality between sites of settler colonial and the legacy of postcolonial systems of institutionalisation. The project seeks to find ways of navigating cultural relationality across time and space.

Part of Dear www
October 29, 2021 to January 31, 2022
Artists include: Martina Hynan & Monique Blom, Linda Duvall & Avi Ratnayake, & Martina Cleary & Janelle Pewapsconias. Curated by Moran Been-noon, Curator-in-residence, glór.

PAVED Arts has joined forces with glór in Co. Clare, Ireland to co-present each digital project.

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Burnt Thicket Theatre to launch new fiction podcast series, We Treaty People, and brings back audience favourites for 2021/22 season

The company’s major project this season is We Treaty People, a new series of digital audio plays from 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.

We Treaty People premieres January 28 with nine plays for the ear and nine artist interview episodes, made possible by grants from Canada Council for the Arts and Creative SK


Royal University Hospital Foundation’s Greek Gourmet Feast

Wednesday, March 9, 2022; 5:30 p.m.

 

Location: Manos Restaurant & Lounge, 200 - 1820 8th Street East

 

Website: https://ruhf.org/greek-gourmet-feast/     

 

If you like gourmet food and fun (and who doesn't!) then you don't want to miss Royal University Hospital Foundation's Greek Gourmet Feast presented by Nutrien and hosted by Manos! Proceeds will support the transformation of surgical care at Royal University Hospital by helping to build and equip state-of-the-art operating rooms, reduce wait times and save and improve more lives at RUH now and in the future. For ticket information, please contact Tricia Haugen at 306.655.6456 or tricia.haugen@ruhf.org

 

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