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


 

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


 

Meewasin and the Saskatoon Road Runners Association Strengthen Partnership for the 2022 Saskatchewan Marathon

Proceeds from the 2022 event will go to support the work done by Meewasin in and around the Saskatoon Region, including important trail enhancements.

Organized by the Saskatoon Road Runners Association (SRRA), the Saskatchewan Marathon has become a key part of spring and summer in Saskatoon. And in 2022, participants can choose a virtual marathon running from May 30 to June 30 and an in person marathon happening on the weekend of May 27 to 29. Registration is now open and there are so many amazing options to run or walk at all distances:

Brainsport 42.2K

Eb’s Source for Adventure 21.1K

GoodLife Fitness 10K

Craven SPORT services 5K

Family Focus Eye Care 2K

In addition to this combined event, Meewasin will be the main beneficiary of the 2022 Saskatchewan Marathon. Proceeds from the event will go to Meewasin, supporting all of the good work the organization does in the Meewasin Valley.

Andrea Lafond, CEO of Meewasin spoke to the relationship between the organizations, “There is a long history between Meewasin and the Saskatchewan Marathon. Not only is it the location of the event, the Meewasin Trail but is where many of the participants train for the event. Making Meewasin the beneficiary of proceeds of the 2022 event just takes that relationship to the next level. We are so thankful for SRRA volunteers for working so hard on this wonderful event.”

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


 

Dumka

Emmanuel Church 609 Dufferin Avenue

Saturday June 4th, 2022

dumka, is a term introduced into Slavic languages from the Ukrainian. Originally, it is the diminutive form of the term Duma, which refers to epic ballads, specifically a song or lament of captive people. During the nineteenth century, composers from other Slavic countries began using the duma as a classical form used to indicate a reflective, introspective composition interspersed with cheerful sections.


We dedicate this performance to the people of Ukraine.

Antonin Dvorak: “Dumky” Trio
In one of his most popular and beloved works, Dvorak contrasts moods of reflection and melancholy with dances of exuberance and innocence, ending in a rousing conclusion.


Rebecca Clarke:  Trio
Both defiant and elegiac, this trio (1921) is expressive and emotionally complex, yet bathed in exquisite sonorities reminiscent of French music of the time.  The bugle call motive recalls the experiences of the Great War, yet the work concludes with an irrepressible playfulness.  Discover this major work by an important British-American violist and composer.

Visit elixirensemble.com for more details 


Persephone Theatre Presents 48-hour Queermunity Theatre Race

In celebration of Pride Month, Persephone Theatre will be producing the brand-new 48hour Queermunity Theatre Race the weekend of June 9-11. 

This event is not just for artists, but is open to everyone in the Saskatoon Queer community

(2SLGBTQIA+ and their allies). We are encouraging the community to assemble their very own teams to create a Queer-centric performance in just 48 hours. Team applications must be submitted by May 18, with selected teams announced on May 27. 

“Last year Persephone held a fantastic cabaret event to celebrate Pride, putting many of our local queer performing artists in the spotlight,” Persephone Theatre Artistic Director Heather Cant said. “This year, we wanted to do something with that same community spirit but that would allow more people to be involved — even those who don’t normally think of themselves as performers!” 

The selected teams will begin their process on June 9, where they will meet to receive their inspiration packages. Each package will contain three to five items, which must be incorporated into the play. They then have 48 hours to write and rehearse a 10-minute performance.

“When we say theatre race we really mean it,” Cant said. “Teams will have just 48 hours to create an original script using the inspiration package, then rehearse it, decide on lighting and sound, and prepare for a live audience at the theatre. Then it's showtime. This is a no holds barred opportunity for creativity. Anything could happen!” 

On June 11, after they have had 48 hours to create their piece, the teams and the public will gather at Persephone’s Backstage Stage, to celebrate the Queermunity and PRIDE month by watching the amazing plays created. Admission for the general public will be $20 and a portion of the ticket sales will go to OUTSaskatoon’s PRIDE Home.  

“Pride is a celebration of the 2SLGBTQIA+ members of our community. Pride is also a protest that ensures the fight for equal rights and visibility for all genders and sexualities continues,” Cant said. “Sadly, social stigma still impacts the lives of trans and queer people around the world. Celebrating Pride is one way we can all work towards eradicating that.” 

More information can be found at https://persephonetheatre.org/queermunity


 

Remai Arts Centre & Rawlco Radio Hawl Present: Carmen

June 11 - 18, 2022

Tickets $25 - $75

After 2 years of smaller concerts, Saskatoon Opera is spreading its wings on the main stage at the Remai Arts Centre with a daring take on Bizet’s Carmen (June 11 – 18, 2022). The seductive opera tells the story of a feisty, independent woman determined to make her own decisions but cannot control the actions of others.

The themes of empowerment run beyond the score. Saskatoon Opera has assembled a talented, all-female production team including Theodosakis, conductor Maria Fuller, set designer Evgenia Mikhaylova and costume designer Miranda Hughes-McKnight. 

From Toreador Song to Habenera the score is full of iconic hits that are loved by opera fans and recognizable to even the most casual listener.

The cast is complimented by vocalists with Saskatchewan roots; Danika Lorén, Oli Guselle, Chris Kelly, Jardena Gertler-Jaffe and members of the Saskatoon Children’s Choir will be supported by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra in an unforgettable show.

For more information and ticket details: saskatoonopera.ca

 


BMO Day at the WDM

´╗┐Enjoy free admission from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at all WDM locations

June 11 and September 17

WDM Moose Jaw: Larger-than-life and awe-inspiring. Proof that necessity is truly the mother of invention is everywhere at the WDM Moose Jaw. From the spirit of ingenuity that created Medicare to the endless prairie skies where Snowbirds amaze, you will love our Saskatchewan-inspired Canadian icons.

WDM North Battleford: Feel the coziness of home and the neighborly connection of a small town main street. Stand in the shadow of an iconic grain elevator, a once-familiar sentinel in every prairie town. Marvel at the power of massive steam engines, gleaming 1920s vehicles and the incredible natural resources of Saskatchewan.

WDM Saskatoon: Take your breath away - step into the WDM Saskatoon. A visit to Boomtown lets you walk through time - Saskatchewan-inspired stories unfold everywhere as you journey from 1910 to the present.

WDM Yorkton: Surround yourself with the colours, the textures, the hope and the love that came from all over the world to build this province. See the struggles and feel the joys in the simple things of life for people creating new beginnings.

To learn more about BMO Day at the WDM CLICK HERE

 



Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

June 30th - July 7th, 2022

TD Mainstage at Bessborough Gardens:

Lucinda Williams with Megan Nash (June 30) 

Arkells with Haviah Mighty and Shawnee Kish (July 2)

Kiesza and The Halluci Nation (July 3) 

Patti LaBelle with Jack Semple (July 5) 

Bahamas with Ruby Waters (July 6) 

Prairie Rhythms: 35 years of Jazz, Community, and Fun ft. The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra (July 7) 


The Broadway Theatre Series

Don Ross Louder Than Usual with Katie Tupper (June 30) 
Too Many Zooz with Tord Gustavsen Trio (July 3)
The Strumbellas (July 6)
Mo Heart with Tanika Charles (July 7)

The Strictly Jazz Series @ The Bassment Presented by Saskatchewan Labour Unions

Amanda Tosoff featuring Emilie-Claire Barlow (July 1) 
Ernesto Cervini - Tetrahedron (July 3)
Andy Milne & Unison (July 4)
Laila Biali (July 6) 

The Amigos Cantina Series 

Shred Kelly (July 1)
Boy Golden (July 2)
Shawnee Kish (July 3)
Witch Prophet (July 6)

For artist and lineup information as they are announced, visit https://www.saskjazz.com/schedule 

Tickets go on sale at 12:00 PM on Monday, May 2nd. They will be available through the Broadway Theatre box office at 715 Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon, by phone 306.652.6556, or online https://www.saskjazz.com/info/box-office/ 


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!


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