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MILK MONTH KICKS OFF AT THE SASKATOON FOOD BANK!

Organization aims to raise $100,000 in annual matching campaign

September 1st, 2021

Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre

202 Avenue C South

The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre (SFBLC) is aiming to raise $100,000 in the month of September to ensure a litre of fresh milk is provided for every child visiting the organization.

Canpotex is once again stepping up to provide $50,000 in a matching campaign that encourages strong support from the community for the food bank’s Milk for Children program. This long-standing partnership is entering its sixth year and the public’s support of the campaign has made it possible for the food bank to meet its goal every September.

Canpotex CEO Gordon McKenzie says they are committed to food security in Saskatoon:

“Canpotex delivers Saskatchewan potash around the world, helping farmers produce more food for the world’s growing population,” says Gord McKenzie, President and CEO, Canpotex. “We are also committed to addressing food security in our communities. By supporting the Milk for Children Program, Canpotex is doing its part to ensure children and pregnant and nursing women receive adequate nutrition during the critical periods of childhood development.”

SFBLC’s Executive Director Laurie O’Connor says this is a critical fundraiser for the organization: “Kids are headed back to school and good nutrition helps students to learn and grow. Poverty takes a toll on all aspects of people’s health, and when it comes to good nutrition, we know that milk is an important source of nutrients for growing kids. This month we are asking people to think of children and the families who love them.”

The organization is grateful for the long-term support of both Canpotex and Health Sciences Association Saskatchewan: O’Connor continues: “Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS) has once again kicked off the campaign with a $10,000 donation. It is these long-standing partnerships that combine with the generous support of the community to make our goals possible.”

In 2020 the SFBLC distributed 50, 337 litres of milk through its Milk for Children Program.  The program also supports pregnant and nursing women in Saskatoon and area. 

Donate today at www.saskatoonfoodbank.org


Grab your dog and come run with us on September 19

                                                             
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ned’s Wish™ is a society committed to supporting law enforcement by providing financial and educational support to enhance the quality of life for K-9 retirees in Canada. After human police officers finish serving their communities, their pension funds support them. Due to the cost of health care for retired police dogs, the potential to enjoy retirement can quite literally rest on a dime. If health care costs become too high, a dog’s quality of life can be significantly reduced, or even cut-short. 
We are partnering with Paws Here and Aim K9 to put on Jago’s Run, a 6km walk/run just west of Prince Albert, SK, in the beautiful Nisbet forest…. And we are dog friendly!!
Registration for Jago’s Run is now live  Click Here
We have in person and virtual options so you can run with us no matter where you are! Running virtually and not sure if you can do 6km? That’s ok! Pick a virtual option and do a walk/run based on your ability to join the community! Challenge coins and t-shirts available depending on the registration option you choose. All proceeds go to Ned’s Wish, in honour of PSD Jago. (We haven’t forgotten PSD Gator, stay tuned for more info on his addition to future races!)
 

 

Register now to secure your spot! Afternoon handler challenge, Ned’s Wish dog meet and greet, and lots of other fun, we hope to see you there, honouring a Hero!



   

A Yin Yang Theatre Production

Presented by La Troupe du Jour

Based on true events, ‘Unmasked’ by Megan Zong explores a young woman’s experience with Psychosis. Featuring music by respectfulchild, the story weaves poetry and movement, providing a look into a mind struggling to discern reality from delusion.

Dates: Sept 9th-19th

Location: La Troupe du Jour, 914 20th St. W.

Tickets available at: LaTroupeduJour.ca/en

Box Office: (306)-244-1040

Learn more about the show at: YinYangTheatre.com


Meewasin Brings Sheep Grazing Back to the Northeast Swale and Beaver Creek

September 7, 2021

Throughout the months of September and October, Meewasin will be bringing back the annual sheep grazing demonstrations, which are free and open to the public.

The Meewasin Valley spans 67 square km, which is the equivalent of 13,400 football fields. An area like that requires a lot of maintenance, with grazing being one of many management tools used to maintain the health of the grasslands under Meewasin’s care.

From September 3rd to October 14th, there will be ongoing sheep grazing demonstrations taking place at both Beaver Creek Conservation Area and at the Northeast Swale. These demonstrations are open to the public with details and registration available at www.meewasin.com.


Sometimes, you don't need any words at all!

Pandemics Pratfalls & Prayers (Sept. 10-19, 2021) is an outdoor performance that turns Dancing Sky's beloved panto format on its head with a blend of music, masks, mime and physical comedy. 

The show was designed with the help of master puppet builder Crispi Lord. Over the last 6 months, Lord and the team have built characters from the ground up out of paint and paper maché. From puttering seniors and fussy children to a pack of mischievous gophers, the characters in this show explore the experiences of this past year as we struggle with the isolation and upheaval COVID-19 has doled out. The ensemble cast, including Saskatoon musician Sheldon Corbett took inspiration from the props, puppets and masks to craft a show that pays tribute to our resilience.

 

Pandemics Pratfalls & Prayers

Sept. 10 - 19, 2021

Dancing Sky Theatre 

Meacham, SK

Tickets are $20 - $25

For all the details: dancingskytheatre.com


Wildernook has fall programming coming up starting the week of Sept 13th, which included Nature Tots, Nature Grandparenting, Nature Playcare and several school age programs. All  registered programs can be booked through https://www.wildernook.com/

More details are on their website:  https://www.wildernook.com/events-1  


The Saskatchewan Craft Council invites you to participate in an interactive exhibition by Manitoba artist Grace Han

This captivating exhibition creates a thoughtful melding of Canadian life and Korean tradition. Challenging the concept of ceramics as fragile, large scale stools present as robust, strong, and resilient, much like their maker. Viewers are invited to touch, move, and create their own path through a network of ceramic objects.
 
As a Canadian newcomer and speaker of English as an additional language, Grace Han creates a visual language using physical interactions with her work as a means to communicate with her audience. Touch the Conversation explores the concept of betweenness, one Han explains as "a deep exploration of the nuances and complexities of myself being 'between': living as a Canadian Newcomer from Asia; having a slight physical frame but possessing an indomitable boldness which drives me to make large, challenging objects."
 
Visit the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery and Touch the Conversation to create your own pathway through the elegantly bold works of ceramic artist Grace Han.

The artist would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. #BringingTheArtsToLife

Exhibition Dates: September 4 to November 1, 2021

 

It’s a family tragedy that has always stuck with her. In 2012, playwright Jennifer Dawn Bishop learned her aunt had been murdered and even before her father heard the news, he felt something was wrong.

Shadows Among the Prairies is the story of Elaine a woman who wakes up in a world in limbo, forced to deal with the life she lived, the choices she’s made and find peace. Along the way, she meets others stuck in the inbetween and their stories become intwined.

This world premiere marks a return to the live stage for Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre and will be performed on the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival stage. The company has brought in theatre veteran Carol Greyeyes to direct. 

Shadows Among the Prairies

Sept. 10 – 18, 2021 @ 8:00p.m.

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Site

Tickets: $15 - $20

(306)653-5191 OR gtnt.ca


This fall, our community is taking part in the national 5km walk to raise funds for research and access to innovative medications that will increase life expectancy, and move the needle toward a cure for patients impacted by myeloma.

  WHEN

September 26, 2021

Where

Zion Lutheran Church - Basement
Saskatoon, SK

View map

Registration Start

2:30 pm

Contact

Name: Judi Worth and Marie Prokopiw
Email:
 bob.judi.worth@hotmail.com / mprokopiw@sasktel.net


 

a n c e s t o r a d i o: a triptych by melannie monoceros
On view at PAVED Arts September 23, 2021 to October 27, 2021
Curated by Sarah-Tai Black

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 25th from 7-11 pm.
Hosted in partnership with Nuit Blanche Saskatoon. 

“Conceptualized and created from the found audio documenting a day in the life of the artist’s mother and themself at 16 months, a n c e s t o r a d i o is an experimental film triptych exploring the confluence of archival memories, inherited grief, and their vibrations into the movements of present life and liberation dreams.” — melannie monoceros

PAVED Arts is proud to welcome and share space with the work of Winnipeg/Treaty 1 based film, performance, and text/ile artist melannie monoceros. Their work a n c e s t o r a d i o, a constellation of three films that materialize feelings of memory, grief, and immediate experience, will be on view in PAVED’s main gallery space for the duration of the exhibition.

Please note, the Gallery capacity is five people in the space at a time, and masks are required. Visits may be limited in time to allow everyone an opportunity to see the work.


In Tune Call for Submissions

DEADLINE: Friday, September 17, 5pm CST

SaskMusic is preparing a new volume of our In Tune compilation album series. This edition of In Tune will be released on a special limited edition double vinyl format, to be made available to the public via preorders, as well as for distribution to Canadian and international industry professionals in export markets. We expect to promote this project at international music industry events, as in-person events return, throughout 2022. Profits after expenses will be directed to a recognized music charity (TBD). 

This compilation will serve as a calling card of Saskatchewan music around the world throughout the year. Representing the best new music by our province’s diverse array of export-ready artists, it will enable SaskMusic to highlight a selection of songs that will help to open doors to showcase opportunities, airplay, publicity, and licensing opportunities for our artists. 

SaskMusic is seeking submissions from artists who are interested in and able to pursue international markets, in all genres. Selections for the album will be conducted by a jury of industry professionals with expertise in music exporting.

For more information, please contact SaskMusic at 1-800-347-0676 (toll-free in Saskatchewan) or email Kaelen Klypak.


Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

Opening Night 

Saturday Sept. 25 - 7:30p.m. 

TCU Place 

(Individual Tickets $36 - $80 / Streaming subscription $99)

 

Opening night will feature guest conductor Leslie Dala and soprano Danika Lorén as they present well-known pieces from Bizet's Carmen, Bernstein's Candide and other pieces that will be instantly recognizable.


Persephone Theatre is excited to bring live theatre back to the city of Saskatoon this season.

There will be four Main Stage plays, plus a new Incubator Series in the BackStage Stage with three new projects in development. All of these will be an exciting opportunity to return to in-person, live theatre events for patrons.

The Main Stage season will kick off with Cottagers & Indians, a comedy, where you will meet Arthur, an Indigenous man and Maureen, a self proclaimed “Starbucks girl.” It is a powerful, and funny, dramatization of contemporary confrontations taking place between environmentalism and consumerism. It will be followed by It’s A Wonderful Life: Radio Play, where you will be transported back to a 1940s radio broadcast of the holiday classic. Next is The Mountaintop, which takes place in the night leading up to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and re-imagines what he may have been doing at his hotel. The final play of the season is The Revolutionists, which will showcase the stories of four provocative and revolutionary women during the height of the French Revolution, including a playwright, an assassin, a Haitian rebel and Marie Antoinette.

Find all the information on the new season online at: www.persephonetheatre.org


Please see attached and below for a very exciting new program at SaskPoly that offers free tuition, books and supports. 

The New Start pilot project runs from July 2021 to March 2022.

Who is this for?

  • Newcomers
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Women considering careers in trades and technology
  • Visible minorities

*New Start applicants must be residents of Saskatchewan*

 

What do we pay for?

  • Free tuition for your chosen program or activities (see below)
  • Textbooks and/or access to online course materials
  • Individualized supports

Individualized supports:

Essential Skills Training 

Includes the soft skills you need to be successful in the workforce. Curriculum is based on the nine core competencies: reading, writing, document use, numeracy, computer use, thinking, oral communication, working with others and continuous learning.

Virtual Learning Strategist (VLS)

This virtual tutor and online learning resource for students with learning disabilities can be embedded in any program to develop a learning plan customized to your needs.

Mentorship

This personalized service delivery platform provides real time remote support and access to mentorship throughout your program and work placements.

Language Training in a Skill Building Environment

An innovative hands-on learning environment for newcomers, where you will engage in language and essential skills training specifically related to your selected program.

Work Placement

Depending on your program, you will participate in a 2-8 week work placement to practice your skills in a real-world setting.

 

Link to webpage:

https://saskpolytech.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/new-start.aspx?utm_source=SAISIA&utm_medium=url&utm_campaign=CE-21-012


United Way is Helping Make Poverty #UNIGNORABLE Kicking-off Fall Fundraising Season by Stuffing a Bus with Saskatoon Co-op 

In 2020-21 United Way raised over $4.4M to help address the growing issues surrounding homelessness, poverty, domestic violence, food security and school readiness.

Stuff the Bus encourages workplaces, and the public to bring much needed items from the “Needs List,” to donate during United Way’s Annual Fall Kick-off event. These items will be placed in a bus and later be distributed to agencies in our city that would benefit from the extra support. Items include socks, toques, mitts, children’s toys and assorted hygiene items.

To accommodate social distancing and keep everyone safe, we will be hosting this year’s Community Kick-Off and Stuff the Bus in a drive thru format. We are excited to show our #LocalLove with the help of our title sponsor Saskatoon Co-op and location sponsor Prairieland Park.

Needs List

• NEW socks and underwear men’s and women’s

• Mitts and toques

• Baby formula and diapers

• Deodorant

• Toothpaste and toothbrushes

• Shampoo and conditioner

• NEW colouring books and crayons, or activity books

Prairieland Park

• 503 Ruth Street West, Saskatoon

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

• 11:00am – 1:00pm

Details: https://unitedwaysaskatoon.ca/event/united-way-kick-off-and-drive-thru-stuff-the-bus-event/


Saskatchewan Environmental Society

The Sustainability Speakers Series is a monthly event hosted by the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) in partnership with the Saskatoon Public Library. These environmentally-themed presentations are free for all to attend. During the fall of 2021, these will be online events that start at 7:00 p.m. and end by 8:30 p.m.

 

Zoom links to the live webinars are in the Library’s Program Calendar at: https://saskatoonlibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

 

Zoom links can also be found in the Library’s Program Guide (https://saskatoonlibrary.ca) and the SES website (https://environmentalsociety.ca).

 

Recordings of the presentations will be made available here:

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRUK7BHZUVfrHCxuJyBeO0IgjjeqBwseY

 

September 21 / Electricity in Saskatchewan: Current Status, Future Prospects

In recent years SaskPower has transitioned from providing electricity primarily from coal-fired power stations to gas-fired power stations. The realities of climate change, however, require that SaskPower achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions within two decades. Bob Halliday will discuss recent changes in electricity generation in Saskatchewan, SaskPower’s current course on electricity generation, and will present a plan for electricity generation with net-zero emissions by 2040.

 

October 19 / Uranium – Premises, Promises & Predicaments

Uranium is a powerful energy source with unusual byproducts.  Two dozen radioactive “progeny” are found in the ore when uranium is mined. Hundreds more radioactive offspring are created when uranium fuels a nuclear reactor. Gordon Edwards will discuss what the future holds for uranium and its legacy of radioactive wastes. He will also explain why Canada’s climate change strategy should not include new nuclear reactors.

 

November 16 / THE FUTURE OF CLIMATE ACTION IN SASKATCHEWAN FOLLOWING THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA'S CARBON PRICING DECISION

As part of Canada’s response to the climate crisis, the federal government passed the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that this law is constitutional. The effect of this decision on efforts to reduce Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions will be discussed by Jason MacLean, of the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick.


Nuit Blanche Saskatoon

After a one-year hiatus, Nuit Blanche Saskatoon is back and hosting it’s seventh annual festival on Saturday, September 25th, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am throughout Saskatoon’s Broadway, Downtown, Riversdale, and 33rd Street neighbourhoods.

The 2021 festival is the largest Nuit Blanche Saskatoon festival, bringing 33 different artworks, activities and locations that prove that not all art is best suited for a gallery space. The annual Nuit Blanche Saskatoon festival lights up the night, enlivens Saskatoon’s streets, and encourages attendees to explore public spaces in the neighbourhoods of Broadway, Downtown, Riversdale, and 33rd Street that are typically unexplored or taken for granted. This year’s festival will feature work by the following artists:

Andrei Feheregyhazi • April Doepker • Bonnie Baxter • Brenda’s School of Baton and Dance • Cate Francis • Chokecherry Studios • The Cosmic Beat Chefs • ecoaborijanelle + Dash Reimer • Evgenia Mikhaylova • Factor 8 & Ana Solano • Flamenco Borealis • Fly Studio YXE • Free Flow Dance Theatre • Hillarey Cowan • The Indspired Project • Jane Everett • Jeff Meldrum • Jesse Fulcher Gagnon • John Graham + Shane Junop • Kaida Kobylka + Maya Candler • Leleka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble • Karlie King • Kyuubi Culture • Lucas Morneau • Monique Martin • Nicole Leroy • Sam Lock + Jason Surkan • Pantomacabre • Peace Akintade • Richard Miller • SK Dance Project

People are encouraged to visit the Nuit Blanche Saskatoon website for more information about this year’s festival and the featured artists. 

 


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