The Fall Leisure Guide is out! Now is your chance to plan your family's programs for the fall season with the APCCA. Please see our Programs & Events link for specific details on programs. In-person registration is on September 9, 2014 at the Hugh Cairns School gym from 6:30 – 8:00pm. Online registration will be open September 1, 2014 (link coming soon). Remember – you must purchase an APCCA membership ($15/family) to be able to register for programs. The membership is valid in any community association across the city.
Some of our programs will be shared with South Nutana and Avalon Community Associations to ensure we get the number of registrants needed to run the classes. We don't want anyone to miss out!
Do you enjoy working with websites, Facebook, and newsletters? Do you keep your ear to the ground for City news, community happenings, and other events?
The APCCA is looking for a Communications Coordinator to monitor and update the community website, Facebook page,
and develop newsletters (usually two per year). Time commitments are minimal, as updating the website and Facebook page with new posts is an on-demand process and only happens when news, events, or other items of interest or importance occur.
Our website is designed using WordPress, which is an easy program to use. You will receive guidelines and instructions on how to run the site.
If you are interested, please contact Darilyn at email@example.com, for more information.
LiveWell with Chronic Conditions or
• Do you have a chronic health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma, MS, osteoporosis, etc?
• Do you care for someone with a chronic health condition?
• Would you like to learn how to cope with a chronic health condition by learning self-management?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions you may be interested in attending the program.
LiveWell with Chronic Conditions and LiveWell with Chronic Pain - The programs are offered FREE of charge, and run once a week for 6 weeks. Participants also receive a free copy of the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions manual.
There is also the option of attending free Peer Leader Training sessions this October 6 – 9.
If you are interested in becoming a peer leader for the program, or learning more about LiveWell program as a participant, please contact Samantha Sielski, RD at 306-655-1460.
SUM Theatre is going to be doing another summer play
in Churchill Park on Sunday, July 13th. This year the play is The Pied Piper. The show starts at 7:00 PM so bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the show with your family. See the attached flyer for more details.
Pied Piper Flyer
Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc. Proudly Presents:
What: PotashCorp Soccer Kids
In the Park Program
When: July 2nd – Aug 21st Mon to Fri 11:00am – 5:30pm
Where: Travels to Various Playground & Youth Centre Sites Citywide
Cost: Free Drop-In for Ages 4 – 12 (Playgrounds) & Ages 12 – 18 (Youth Centres)
Contact: Saskatoon Youth Soccer 975-3413 or www.saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca for a complete schedule after Mon June 24th!
Some special aspects of the program are:
- The four program leaders are certified coaches.
- Focus is on instilling fun and being active through the largest growing sport in Canada ~ soccer!
- The program will be travelling to all 45 neighborhood playground sites between 5 to 9 times each throughout the summer.
- Focus is to bring soccer to the communities to eliminate transportation and financial barriers to sport!
- Partnered with the City of Saskatoon playground and youth centre programs.
- Program is fully funded by our major community sponsor PotashCorp and grants from the Community Initiatives Fund and the City of Saskatoon.
Thanks for your time and support in promoting this great cost-free community program ~ and we look forward to seeing your children and youth out in the parks this summer!
June 7th is fast approaching. Come out to Hugh Cairns School gym and Adelaide Park for our annual family fun day!
For more information, see our Events
Enjoy reading about the current happenings at St. Philip School here in their most recent newsletter!
St. Philip's News #34
Do you have chokecherry or ornamental cherry trees in your yard? Have you noticed that they have any black clumps on them that are stuck to the branches? These clumps are a tree disease known as Black Knot and there have been quite a few sightings of it around Saskatoon.
The City of Saskatoon website lists the following information on this disease and how to get rid of it:
What is black knot?
Black knot is a fungus that affects native chokecherry and pin cherry in Saskatchewan, but can spread into ornamental cherries. Black knot is easily noticable due to the large black growths developing on stems and branches. These will usually begin as greenish brown swellings on one side of the branch and develop into large black malformations.
What can I do if I have black knot on my tree?
If you have black knot on your tree, the only effective control is pruning. Pruning of infected branches at least 10-15cm below the knots should remove the infection on that particular branch. Multiple prunings to
remove more than one infection requires sterilizing your pruning shears before and after every cut to prevent spreading of the fungus. This can easily be done using a 10% bleach solution sprayed onto the cutting edge of your pruning shears.
Adelaide Park Churchill and South Nutana Park Community Associations are wanting to let you know about our third and final Bricks for Kidz program starting this Thursday, May 1, 2014. The program runs from 4:00 – 5:00pm at Hugh Cairns School in the Senior Boot Room. It's for ages 5-13
years. The registration fee is $60.00 and the program runs on the following days: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and June 5.
If you are interested, please email Teri at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday morning!
Spring is coming (hopefully!) and we can't wait!!
Beautify your yard with flowers and help raise funds for your community school. The St. Philip CSCC is please to present quality plants (flowers and vegetables) from Brightwater Greenhouse as a fundraiser. The school keeps 25% of total sales so if you are planting flowers this year, please consider ordering them from the school or from a child you know who attends. You can download the order form here (Flower Power 2014 Order Form).
Additional forms are also available at the school office or by contacting Karen Kelly
at email@example.com. Order forms and payment are due in the CSCC mailbox by Thursday, May 8th. Plants will be available for pick up Wednesday, May 14th from 3:00 – 5:00pm by the school gym doors.