Culture Days

8:00 am - Oct 2nd, 6:00 pm / Various Locations around Saskatoon

This is a City of Saskatoon Event for the whole city. There are several events going on around the city in Various locations. 

These days are dedicated to art, the diversity that make up our fair city and community engagement. 

Part of this festival is "Nuit Blanche" which is entering it's third year. It's a unique event that has seen great success in several other cities.

New public art has shown up all over the city - there is a bike tour that will guide you through it all! 

All the venue/events are great, and not only are educational but a tonne of fun and a great activity to keep yourself moving as the weathe turns chilly! 

The schedule:

Thursday, September 29
Culture Days Kick-o­ff
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
River Landing under Sid Buckwold Bridge
Opening ceremonies including art and culture activities.

Friday, September 30
Sutherland Culture Fair
11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Sutherland Hall (1112 Central Ave)
New public artwork unveiling, meet the artist, farmer’s market, SaskCulture Community
Engagement Animateur Zoe Fortier, artist led activities, Remai Modern Art Caravan, cultural demonstrations.

Indian and Métis Friendship Centre
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
168 Wall Street
Engage in First Nations and Métis cultural activities, hands-on workshops, SaskCulture
Community Engagement Animateur Zoe Fortier.

Saturday, October 1
I Am The Bridge
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
River Landing under Sid Buckwold Bridge
Short ­film screening in collaboration with PAVED Arts, Moving Stories YXE documentary premiere, meet the artist (*bring your own lawn chair).

Nuit Blanche
7:00 PM – 1:00 AM
River Landing II and Victoria Park
Free nighttime arts festival, this year’s theme is creative approaches to food as the object of performance art!

Sunday, October 2
Public Art Bike Tour
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Downtown, Riversdale, and River Landing
Guided bike tour of new and existing public artworks, meet the artist (meet at 1pm downtown at Drinkle Mall, 22nd St and 3rd Ave)

LEARN THE CIRCUS ARTS!

BROUGHT TO YOU FREE OF CHANGE THROUGH THE YOUTH FUNDING GRANT FROM CITY OF SASKATOON.

We are incredibly exited to offer this free program for youth (10 years old+)

NPRH was fortunate to obtain funding for this program from a grant offered by City of Saskatoon. This grant has allowed us to offer this to our children FREE OF CHARGE. 

It's an incredibly fun course and have received RAVE reviews form all the kids who haven taken any of the circus art classes. 

We have two classes that we are offering - you can choose from....

How to Face Paint: Under the direction of Judy Hill

or

Circus Arts Skills: Under the direction of Lyam Roberts

Unicycle/ Stilts/ Juggling/ Rola Bola/ Poi/ Diablo

 

Head on over to the program registration page to register for the two programs. 

If you have any questions about these two please contact Melanie Vanderlinde at 306 229-7239 or melvanderlinde@yahoo.ca.

 

City Of Saskatoon Event - Fall Free Style

Fall Free Style

Parks, Recreation & Sport

Sep 17th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lions Skate Park

Celebrate fall in style! Drop in for this free skatepark event for youth and families of all ages.  Music, pizza and skateboard demonstrations.

Lions Skate Park in Victoria Park (next to Riversdale Pool, 822 Avenue H South).

For More information contact Recreation & Community Development at 306-975-3378.

City of Saskatoon FREE Event - PLAY LIKE A GIRL!

FREE ONE DAY EVENT! 

The City of Saskatoon’s Recreation and Community Development Division, in partnership with Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan, Sask Sport Inc., and Women in Sport - Physical Activity and Recreation, will be hosting Play Like a Girl on Sunday, October 2, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SaskTel Sports Centre (150 Nelson Road).  Registrations are now being accepted for this free, one day event for girls ages 10 to 14.

Test your agility and experience the sports of judo, fencing, and sledge hockey with world class athletes and coaches who will lead the day.

Agility with Helen Upperton
Olympic Silver Medalist – Bobsleigh
Helen Upperton won the silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics after previously finishing fourth in the two-woman event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Judo with Amy Cotton
Two-time Olympian
Amy Cotton won the bronze medal in the women’s half heavyweight division at the 2003 Pan American Games.  She represented Canada at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

Fencing with Kirsten Van Marion
Kirsten Van Marion has been fencing for nine years, and fences out of Asquith Garde Fencing Association.  Kirsten has fenced with the junior national team and is a notable opponent in Junior Women’s Epee.

Sledge Hockey with Jessica Frotten
Jessica Frotten won two bronze medals at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, Ontario.

Please register in advance by calling 306-975-3378 before Monday, September 26, 2016.

https://www.saskatoon.ca/parks-recreation-attractions/events-attractions/events-calendar/play-girl

Back to school! Back to Activities! Back to work for your Community Association!

Here we go! Another summer is drawing to a close! 

Our AGM will be September 6 at 6pm North Park Wilson school. We would love to see everyone out! You don't have to be on the committee or volunteer. But...we definitely will not stop you! 

We hope your summer was great! To bring us all into the fall season we several programs all ready over for you! 

**PLEASE NOTE: BOOTCAMP WAS MISSED ON THE NEWSLETTER. BUT THIS IS AN AVAILABLE OPTION**

Don't forget our school zones for Ecole Saint Paul School as well as North park wilson. All the details you need to keep your kids and others safe are over here on the city website.

Hope everyone had a great summer! 

If you have any questions about programs, the community, newsletters, advertising see all our contact information below

Programs / general / Volunteer: 

Email: nprhcommunityassociation@gmail.com

Phone: 306-500-8234

Newsletters / Advertising / Volunteer: 

nprh.ads@gmail.com or 1676 Alexandra Ave S7K 3C3

Call/Text 306.361.7519

 

2016 SPRING PROGRAMMING!

Monday Yoga with Christine & Brent NPW Gym 7pm Apr 4-May 30$40 (No class May 23)

Monday Bootcamp with Andrea Ecole St Paul 7pm Apr 11-Jun 6$30 (No class Apr 25, May 2, May 23)

Tuesday Zumba Sampler with Caralee NPW Multipurpose room8pm Apr 5-May 31 $45 

Thursday Yoga with Christine & Brent Ecole St Paul 7pm Apr 7-May 26 $40

Tuesday & Thursday Badminton NPW Gym 8:30pm Apr 5-May 26FREE

NEW: Sunday Family Learn to Run group Archibald Arena Apr 3-Jun 5 FREE

           Kids will be given a chance to build endurance to run 2km in the hopes of running in an event on June 12th.

           Parents can participate in a self directed Learn to Run 5km program at the same time. 

Registration will be online from March 27-29. Questions, please emailnprhcommunityassociation@gmail.com or call 306-500-8234.

 

Please refer to PROGRAMS TAB for the most up to date information.

SUMMER IS COMING!

And so is Summer Programming at the outdoor leisure parks! 

Your nearest Playground is 1416 7th Avenue North
(North Park Rec. Unit in North Park)

Weekday Playground Program
Opening the week of June 29 – Aug 25
Monday to Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Friday 12:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
 

Weekend Playground Program Hours
July 9 – Aug 21 (Open Aug 1) 
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Weekend Playground Program Hours
July 9 – Aug 21 (Open Aug 1) 

Paddling pools will close during unsuitable weather conditions (14 ºC or less and/or when raining heavily) 
Draining and filling times vary for each pool.  Please check with staff at site to confirm hours of operation

 

 

A buck a tweet!

Did someone do something nice for you? Did your neighbour bring in your garbage bun while you were on vacation? Did your neighbour put on an amazing christmas light display? Or did someone just go out of their way to do a nice thing and you don't know how to thank them?

We're bringing back "the old fashioned way" to do things. A thank you note; an analog tweet if you will. 

How it works:

  1.  You recognize a good deed
  2. Send in your "tweet"  and a buck to Teresa Dyer 1676 alexandra avenue S7K 3C3
    ( you can also email nprh.ads@gmail.com your tweet and IOU us!)
  3.  We publish it in the newsletter and the good Samaritan receives fame and fortune

What's the dollar for? A little donation to future community events and projects. 

We hope this project will bring a little good will towards neighbours and gives us (and you) a chance to brighten someone's day. Also, a little nostalgia from back in a time when if your name made it in the paper, your mom cut it out, laminated it and stuck it to the fridge. 

 

 

CP Holiday Train is Coming to North Park / Richmond Heights! And we are so excited!

This is a fantastic free event for the whole family! 

The train will  be stopped on the 7th Avenue over pass from 8:45 - 9:30 and will feature live music from Devin Cuddy And Kelly Prescott! The show will be OPEN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE OVERPASS

City Perks will also be out with treats!

PARKING/TRAFFIC

There will be lots of traffic. Please be patient and walk if you can to relieve some congestion. Affinity Credit Union on 7th has opened their parking lot to the public for the evening. Lots will be parking on the street in our neighborhood. Its for a great cause and only a short amount of time  - so please be neighborly and patient. 

The concert is free by but they accepting food bank donation and we encourage everyone to give generously. 

Welcome 2016 with us!

We will once again be holding our New Year's Eve Dance! 

We have held this event in the past with HUGE success because it is such a fun family evening.

We do an early countdown for the kiddies at 9 and have fireworks at 9:30 for all those who want their little ones to participate in the fun but won't make it to midnight. There will be food and a cash bar. 

Please Stay tuned to this page as well as our Facebook page for more details! 

WHERE: 

The Community Hall by St. Mark's, corner of 8th and Osborn

 

CONTEST TIME!!!

We had a great weekend with some great weather! But fall is fast on summer's heels. 

Your Community Associations wants to see how you and your family and friends have enjoyed the community this year!

Did you take in a hot air balloon ride? Play some baseball at the diamonds? Or maybe you had a plot at our community garden? Or did your kids take in the summer programs at the paddling pool or just hung out at the park?

Whatever you did - we want to see it! Send us your photo of your favorite summer moment here in our great community and you COULD WIN! It doesn't have to be a summer activity - we will accept autumn fun! 

HOW

1. Like us on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NPRHCA

2. Post your photo to our Facebook page - MAKE SURE TO TAG "NORTH PARK RICHMOND HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION" in the photo

or

Tweet your photo @nprh_community using #nprhcontest2015

The contest is open NOW until October 9 2015 11:59 pm

 

 

The fine print:

Please,  use your social media etiquette. Do not post photos where the subject in the photo has not given their consent, especially minors. 

This contest is in no way associated with Twitter, Facebook or Square Space

All photos tagged with "North Park Richmond heights community association" to facebook (your timeline or ours) falls under Facebook terms of use that the The Community association has no control over. 

By uploading your photo to our page, we reserve the right to repost to this website www.nprh.ca

 

 

BACK TO SCHOOL!

Happy back to school season everyone! 
 

As the little and not-so-little ones head back to school this season, we would like to remind everyone that school zones ARE NOW IN EFFECT! 

We have two schools in our Neighborhood that will be heading back to school this week, so please watch for increased traffic (pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle). We want all our loved ones to get to their destination safely. 

What you need to know:
  • The 30 kph speed limit is in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, September to June – including statutory holidays.
  • School zones are marked by reflective, fluorescent yellow-green signs.
  • School zones begin at the 30 kph sign and end at a sign indicating a greater speed limit (normally 50 kph
  • The penalty for speeding in a school zone is the same as any other speeding offence. You would be fined for the offence and penalized three SGI demerit points.

Also, please be mindful of school buses as we have several children that are picked up and dropped off at various locations.  

When approaching a bus that has its stop arm out and its flashing lights activated, as a driver:
  • You must stop no closer than 5 m (15 ft.) from the front or back of the bus.
  • You must not advance your vehicle until the bus driver turns off the flashing red stop lamps and deactivates the stop arm.
  • Before moving, check to see that all children have safely crossed the roadway.
Passing a school bus with flashing lights is a serious offence and will result in a minimum fine of $335. You do not have to stop for a school bus if you are travelling in the opposite direction on a divided highway. Some cities, towns and villages may have a bylaw prohibiting the use of flashing red stop lamps and stop arms on school buses. In those communities you are allowed to pass the bus. Drivers are not required to stop for buses displaying four-way hazard lamps; however, use caution, go slowly and always watch for children crossing.

Take care out there! 

CALLING ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS!

That time of year approaches....Fall. 

We will be hosting our Annual General Meeting September 1, 2015 at 6:00 at North Park Wilson School Gym. We will be BBQing some hotdogs, introducing ourselves to the community as well as discussing some important issues. 

One of these issues is some Bylaw changes. 

Our newsletter should be out soon, so stay tuned for that. 

Registration for fall programming will be held after this meeting. 

As always, we encourage everyone to come out to the meeting. This is your community and it is important for you to have your say. Attending the meeting does not mean that you are now forced to volunteer on the committee, BUT we sure won't stop you!  

Block Parties

Did you know that not only are block parties allowed and legal but also encouraged?

Block parties are a great way to enjoy the summer weather but also to get to know your neighbors and welcome new residents to the neighborhood. There is a RIGHT way to do this. Thankfully the City of Saskatoon (COS) has made the process relatively simple. Please follow the below links to the application forms on the City website. Also, make sure to read the civic policy regarding road closures. 

If you have a block party - send us your pictures! We would love to post them on our website to encourage others! 

[DISCLAIMER: NPRH nor COS condones, endorses or open liquor containers in a public street/area or public intoxication]

Click forms to be redirected to official COS website for block party applications. 

as well as COS civic policy