Annual General Meeting

The Riversdale Community Association will host the 2022 Annual General Meeting Tuesday October 25th, 2022 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the library at King George Community School (721 Avenue K South). This is a family friend event and will have free doughnuts, coffee, and juice. We are looking for people to fill the positions of Vice-President, Indoor Coordinator, Civics, and Member-at-Large. Join a dynamic board with funding for the city to run all kinds of great programs in the neighbourhood. Have your say, provide awesome programs, and give back to your community.

The documents for the meeting are available here. Meeting Agenda, Minutes from 2021 AGM, Bylaws.

Family Fun BBQ

Join us for the RCA Family Fun Day BBQ on June 25th, 2022. This is FREE BBQ held by the community association. We will have food, bouncy castles, face painting and much more.

We will have food available from 11:30am until it’s gone. We are buying lots of food but plan to get there early if you want to make sure you get a burger.

We need volunteers to help with this event. If you would like to volunteer please check our event on Facebook (https://fb.me/e/1yQzhjbr9).

Jane’s Walk Saskatoon 2022

Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, volunteer-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. It encourages people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was a writer, urbanist and activist who championed the voices of everyday people in neighbourhood planning and city-building. The annual Jane’s Walk takes place the first weekend in May (close to Jane Jacobs’ birthday on May 4th).

Her first book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), challenged the ideas of modernist city planning and offered a new vision of diverse cities made for and by the people who live in them.

Jane’s Walk was founded in 2006 as a living, walking commemoration of Jane and her legacy. Ten years later, in 2016, over 1,000 Jane’s Walks took place in 212 cities around the world, spanning 36 countries and 6 continents. Last year, several virtual walks were offered.

We hope that some community members will volunteer to lead walks in their neighbourhoods. To see the walks currently being offered, please visit List of Walks. All the details on how to sign up are on the Lead a Walk page of the Jane’s Walk Saskatoon website. 

Community Organization Spotlight

Saskatoon Makerspace is a Non-Profit 10,000+ square foot facility located in Riversdale. The Makerspace provides quality tools and educational opportunities run by professionals to create an atmosphere where any idea can be made. The Makerspace is a place where you will find a growing community that is inclusive, participatory, and engaging. Education is at the core of the Makerspaces values, and they want to challenge the way consumerism is viewed. If you want to know more about the Makerspace, Tuesday’s at 5PM there is a free tour where you will be able to ask our staff members questions. You can also email hello@saskatoonmakerspace.com to get in touch. https://saskatoonmakerspace.com/

Community Collective Planned for Victoria Park

There is growing interest in a new community center and organization at the former Riversdale Lawn Bowling site. The Riversdale Community Collective is a growing organization that is responsible for maintaining a small community building and fenced land within Victoria Park, 819 Spadina Cres. West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The RCCS ensures that the building and land, owned by the City of Saskatoon, are made accessible for free or low-cost community recreation, sport, culture and/or educational programs and events for Saskatoon residents, including children, youth, adults and seniors who live nearby in King George, Riversdale, West Industrial, Pleasant Hill, and Holiday Park. A number of different organizations are working together to develop exciting opportunities for this space including:

  • Saskatoon Food Council
  • CHEP
  • Wild Sky Adventure Learning
  • King George Community Association
  • Riversdale Community Association
  • King George and Riversdale Community Garden Group
  • The Local Kitchen
  • AKA Gallery

If you are interested in helping with this work please contact us and we can forward your interest to the relevant people.

Be like Tom

The Riversdale Community Association is looking for volunteers to help support the board, make our neighourdhood more vibrant, and more inclusive. Have you been thinking about how to become more active in your neighbourhood? This is a great opportunity. We are currently looking to fill the following roles:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Indoor Coordinator
  • Outdoor Coordinator
  • Civics

Tom Morgan has been involved with the Riversdale Community Association for over 30 years. Tom is keen on sharing his passion for the community and mentoring new board members. Be like Tom. Contact riversdaleca@gmail.com to get involved.

New Core Neighbourhood school

Earlier this year, plans were announced to consolidate three older schools in core neighbourhoods, Pleasant Hill, King George and Princess Alexandra, into one school to be built on the current site of the Princess Alexandra school. The new school and community space received $29 million of funding and will be built near the existing Princess Alexandra School on Avenue H. The City of Saskatoon along with the Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief are working together to house the White Buffalo Youth Lodge and other community services in the new space. These could include programs run by Riversdale, King George, or Pleasant Hill Community Associations including a skating rink in winter and community programming and events throughout the year.

There is still time to give input and feedback about this exciting new project in our neighbourhood. You can contact the Riversdale Community Association via email at riversdaleca@gmail.com to provide your input.