September is upon us and the 1st meeting is September 2nd @ 630 pm at the Underground Cafe (430 – 20th Street W). We do coffee service and chatting from 630 pm until 700 pm. Come on out and be involved in our wonderful community!
Aboriginal programs start in febuary 1 to March 27th at the White Buffalo Youth Lodge on 20th st.
Crafts/beading with Elder Maria Linklater on Fridays 6-9 p.m.
Powwow practice on Mondays 6:30-9 p.m.
Hand drumming and backup singing on Wednsdays 4-5:30 p.m.
Bus tickets are available.
Read Saskatoon presents Rhymes, songs and story-telling for you and your pre-schoolers at the Saskatoon Farmers Market. Wednesdays from January 16th – March 20th. Come out of the cold and into a warm and safe environment with other parents and pre-schoolers.
Registration for programming is happening today at Princess Alexandra Community School. 3-4pm and 7-8pm. If you cannot make the registration date please call 979-7750 to register.
The City of Saskatoon invites the public to a 20th Street West from Avenue E to Avenue H Streetscape Improvement Open House on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the Underground Café (430 20th Street West). The purpose of the open house is for the public to view information and comment on the proposed streetscape improvements to 20th Street West between the intersections of Avenue E and Avenue H. Please note that this is a come-and-go event and civic staff will be available to answer questions. There will be no formal presentation.
The purpose of the proposed streetscape improvement project is to continue enhancement and rejuvenation of the vibrant Riversdale Business Improvement District as recommended in the City’s 20th Street Streetscape Improvement Master Plan. Through the creation of street bulbs, paved amenity strips, and new sidewalk furniture, the unique character and diverse cultures of the area will be celebrated in this project. Construction is currently scheduled for summer of 2013.
November 14th at the Underground Café, between 6 :00 – 9:00 p.m. Please consider coming out to look at the concept plan and provide your comments.
For more information on the project, visit www.saskatoon.ca (click on “T” for “Twentieth Street Streetscape Improvement Project”).
The Riversdale Community Association Annual General Meeting is tonight at 7pm in the Princess Alexandra Community School gym. Come out and volunteer in a position, share ideas and stories, or just come out for some pizza. Hope to see lots of community members out tonight!
REMINDER: 2012 SASKATOON CIVIC ELECTIONS: CHANGES VOTERS NEED TO KNOW
Eligible Saskatoon voters are reminded of the following changes in place for the Civic Elections occurring on Wednesday, October 24:
Eligible voters must establish their identity and residence prior to voting.
Eligible voters will be required to establish their identity and residence prior to voting. A valid Saskatchewan driver’s license may be used. If you do not have one, you need to show two other pieces of identification, such as a City of Saskatoon Utility Bill and a Saskatchewan Health Services Card. The full list of identification options can be found at www.saskatoon.ca/go/vote.
Ward boundaries have been revised.
Since the last election in 2009, ward boundaries have been revised. This may change the ward in which you reside, and therefore, the list of candidates for Ward Councillor or School Board Trustee for whom you will vote. The new ward boundary maps are posted online.
Voters who will be away during the Advance Polls and on Election Day may vote by mail.
Eligible voters who plan to be away from Saskatoon on Election Day and during the Advance Polls may apply to vote using a mail-in ballot. Applications to vote by mail must be made in person at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall (2nd Floor, 222 – 3rd Avenue North). Mail-in ballots must be received by the Returning Officer by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
Change in terms of office for elected officials.
Elected officials will hold office for four (4) years, as opposed to three (3) years. This is the first municipal election for which this change will be in place.
Saskatoon Voters’ Guide coming soon!
Watch for the Saskatoon Voters’ Guide being delivered with the Sunday Phoenix newspaper October 7 for more information on the changes for 2012, plus information on who can vote, where to vote, and when to vote. The Guide also includes the list of candidates and candidate profiles, ward maps, and polling places.
The Voters’ Guide will also be available online at www.saskatoon.ca/go/vote,at Public Libraries, Leisure Centres and City Hall.