Photography added to fall programming

Photography has been added to our fall programming and registration is now available online. This is a beginner class where participants will learn the basics of photography through a new technique and theme each week. Some techniques and themes will be macro photography, people, architecture and black and white. Your own camera is required, although there are no restrictions to your equipment as the instructor will work with what you have.

Here are the details:

  • Cost: $50
  • Day/time: Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Location: Brightwater Senior Living (102 Wellman Crescent) and various locations around Brightwater for taking photos
  • Runs: October 17 to December 5, 2015

Please email with any questions.

City of Saskatoon Growth Plan public events

The City of Saskatoon’s next round of Growth Plan public engagement is being held from October 14 to November 8, 2015.  It will feature an online survey at from October 14th to November 8th, and two open house-style events

Growth Plan | Come-and-Go Public Events

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Mayfair United Church
902 33rd Street W.
4:30 to 8:30 pm

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Saskatoon Field House, Lobby
2020 College Drive
4:30 to 8:30 pm

The are open-house style events and no formal presentations will be given.

The city will present the proposed long-term plans and implementation priorities for a new transit system with BRT; redevelopment along our major corridors; and, a river crossing connecting 33rd Street with Preston Avenue combined with dedicated bus lanes on the University Bridge, as well as share the implementation priorities for these plans.

Update on schools in Stonebridge

The official sod turning for the 8 new joint use schools in Saskatoon, including the public and Catholic schools in Stonebridge, was held on Friday. The two schools in each community (Evergreen, Hampton Village, Rosewood and Stonebridge) will share spaces like multipurpose rooms, a community resource centre and an early learning centre (childcare). The community will have after school access to the community resource centre, gymnasium and other multi‐purpose rooms.

A few highlights learned at Friday’s event:

  • The public school in Stonebridge (yet to be named) is receiving an additional $2.7 in federal government funding to support a partnership between Saskatoon Public Schools and the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. As part of this partnership, approximately 75 WDFN students in grades 5-8 will attend the Stonebridge school (currently they are bused to three city schools). This funding will support four additional classrooms and a cultural centre. The cultural centre will be open to the community.
  • There will be 90 childcare spaces available. Further information, including the operator, will be provided closer to the opening date of the schools as these details have not been confirmed.
  • It is expected construction will finish June 2017 and be open to students for the start of the 2017-18 school year.
  • The Greater Saskatoon Catholic School in Stonebridge is named St. Kateri. The Saskatoon Public School is yet to be named, but we should know by the end of the year.

As we hear more, we will be sure to share this information on Facebook and our website!

Annual General Meeting – September 9, 2015

Our SCA annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9 at 7 pm at Circle Drive Alliance Church. Topics of the meeting include a review of 2014-15, an overall financial update and new member elections.

Remember, SCA is a group made up of members of our community volunteering their time to make Stonebridge a great place to live. If you are able provide a few hours a month, have great ideas and want to have fun, please join us at our AGM to find out more about being on our executive.

AGM agenda

0.0  Call to order
1.0   Approval of minutes from 3 September 2014 AGM
2.0   Business arising from the last SCA AGM
3.0   From the city – Lisa Thibodeau
4.0   Presentation of financial statements for approval
5.0   Presentation of 2015-16 SCA budget for approval
6.0   Year-end reports of the board members
7.0   New business
8.0   Other business
9.0   Election of 2015-16 board
10.0 Announcements
11.0  Adjournment

Final details for Movie in the Park – September 11

Join SCA for Movie in the Park on Friday, September 11 in Alexander MacGillvray Young Park (corner of Stonebridge Common and Snell Cres), featuring Inside Out. Popcorn, candy (kids only!), water and juice will be provided. Bring your own blankets, hot beverages and additional snacks, and don’t forget to pack your mosquito spray! Please note, chairs and strollers will only be allowed at the back. There will be a porta potty on site.

SCA membership sign-up – 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Popcorn and drinks available – 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Inside Out – 8:15 pm (running time 1 hour 34 minutes)

Thanks to Sobeys for supplying the water and juice, to CIBC for supplying the popcorn and to Realtor Tarra Unterschute for supplying the candy bags. Please support those that support our community.

In the event of HEAVY RAIN, the movie will be moved to Circle Drive Alliance Church on Preston Avenue. Start time will be at 8:45 pm. Please note, the church has a maximum capacity of 200 people.