the City of Saskatoon is launching “Let’s Talk 2020”

On Monday, January 16, 2017 at 6pm, the City is launching “Let’s Talk 2020”. Let’s Talk 2020 is a series of engagement opportunities between City Council and the public that enable citizens to let us know what the City’s priorities should be over the next four years (2017-2020).

Karen Thoreson, President of the Alliance for Innovation, a network of innovative cities and countries across the United States, will present on their research of, “The Next Big Things: The Next 20 Years in Local Government”. This highlights 44 trends that could impact communities in the next generation. Additionally, there will be presentations from Saskatoon experts offering local perspectives.

The agenda is as follows:
Monday, January 16, 2017
City Council Chambers – 222 3rd Avenue North
6:00 p.m. Karen Thoreson, President of the Alliance for Innovation
7:00 p.m. Presentation from Saskatoon Local Experts ​
8:30 p.m. Mayor & Councillor Meet & Greet (City Hall Lobby)

More information can be found here: https://www.saskatoon.ca/city-hall/mayor-city-councillors/lets-talk-2020.

Christmas Tree Composting

Every year the City provides temporary drop-off sites for natural Christmas trees from December 26 to January 31. Residents are encouraged to recycle live Christmas trees at
the following locations:
• Primrose Drive Recycling Depot (next to Lawson Civic Centre)
• Lowe Road Recycling Depot (Attridge Drive & Lowe Road)
• Wildwood Golf Course parking lot (8th Street East)
• George Ward Pool parking lot (1915 5th Street East)
• Doukhobor Cultural Society of Saskatchewan parking lot (525 Avenue I South at 17th Street))
• Meadowgreen Recycling Depot (Witney Avenue & 22nd Street)
The City will not pick up Christmas trees from back lanes, street fronts, black garbage or blue recycling carts. What you can do:
• Please drop off your trees at a drop-off site unwrapped and unbound.
• Remove all decorations, ornaments, and plastic bags before dropping off your tree.
• Sell, donate or take your artificial tree to the Landfill.

FREE Skating at the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval

Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval is open to the public. Public skating hours are Monday to Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:15
a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Admission is free, and all skating skill levels are welcome to enjoy the 400 metre outdoor oval; speed-skates are not necessary. A modern warm-up building provides change  rooms, public washrooms, and an area to lace up skates in comfort. The Oval is located on Dudley Street at Avenue R, in the Gordon Howe Complex.
The Oval is closed Fridays and for a Provincial Meet from Jan. 7 & 8 and 26 to 29, 2017. For more information, please visit www.saskatoon.ca/oval or call 306-975-3318.

A Kids Night Out (grade 4/5/6)

Greystone Height Community Association presents a kids night out: an evening of painting, popcorn, and pops for kids in grade 4, 5, and 6.

When: Wednesday, Feb 1, 2016
Where: Greystone Heights school library
Time: 6:30pm ~ 8:00pm

This is a free event hosted by the GCA. The evening includes a half hour art class/instruction followed by a take home watercolor project and a snack. Please complete the registration form and return to the school office by Jan 18, 2017. Pre-registration is required. Limited number of spots.