NOTE Information on approved Richard St. Barbe Baker Site Enhancements starting this fall.


WSP - City of Saskatoon Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Master Plan


Saskatoon ParticipACTION Community Challenge

THIS JUNE Check out the events!

The ParticipACTION Community Challenge presented by Novo Nordisk, alongside ParticipACTION and TD Parks People in Saskatoon returns this year to help everyone enjoy the many physical, social and mental health benefits of getting active together! Sign up for events, and submit events!

This national initiative encourages everyone in Canada to get active throughout the month of June, ultimately recognizing Canada's Most Active Community and awarding it with $100,000 to support local physical activity and sport initiatives. This is a call to Action! Together We Move!

To win the challenge, our local City of Saskatoon government needs to opt in. Tell our Worship Mayor Charlie Clark and your City Councillor that we want in and are ready to win!

To help rally the City of Saskatoon to win the grand prize this year, we need everyone to participate! Share, cordially invite churches, schools, youth groups, long term care homes, sports groups, cultural organizations, community associations, varying abilities advocacy groups, businesses. The list is endless!

* Local Groups and organizations: Register on the ParticipACTION website Then throughout June, track the number of people getting active and the incidences of physical activity to help our community (City of Saskatoon) compete for the title of most active community in Canada!

* Early Bird Prizes

Register your organization in the Community Challenge portal before the end of May. Prizing period ends May 31.

* Spirit Prizes

Your organization's Community Challenge spirit. Prizing period ends June 7.

* Inclusion Prizes

Tell us how your Community Challenge activities are demonstrating inclusion. Prizing period ends June 14.

* Capacity-Building Prizes

Tell us what capacity-building need you would fill with $750. Prizing period ends June 21.

* Participation Prizes

Register and track your organization's programs and events. Prizing period ends June 28.

* Individuals: Sign up on the ParticipACTION website commit to getting active throughout June and browse different opportunities to help you move more where you live, learn and/or work!

COME to NATURE, COME to LIFE

Download the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Fit List and be inspired! Are you gardening this spring? That counts! Do you walk the dog or walk to the corner store? That also! Do you do adaptive yoga, or sports? That counts! Find your active for your lifestyle whatever it looks like.

Tribute to the Legacy of Professor Emeritus Don Bailey, Father of the College of Kinesiology and Canada's ParticipACTION Challenge

Brochure

YouTube Sasaktoon ParticipACTION Community Challenge Playlist





YouTube Video

Afforestation Great Canadian Giving Challenge


The Great Canadian Giving Challenge June 1-30 where every $1 donated helps our charity, the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas, win one of two prizes of $10,000! Raising Awareness, Changing Lives We educate the public about the rich geological, natural, and cultural heritage of the areas and their ecological importance as places of rich biodiversity and semi-wildness within city limits. Every $1 you give in June enters us for a chance to win $10,000!* Minimum $3.00 Donate now

Two great campaigns. Prairie Forest Guide App Self Guided Tour
Together We Move! ParticipACTION Community Challenge Come to Nature Come to Life.
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Promote Equity, Conservation, and Community Engagement in Saskatoon's Hidden Gems


Join us as a board member for our non-profit environmental charity and make a difference for Saskatoon's hidden gems - the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park. Shape the future of these green spaces, ensuring inclusivity for all equity-deserving groups. Attend meetings - help with proposals such as these; organize events, secure grants, fundraise, develop educational materials, advocate for equality, and share stories about history, heritage and the Old Bone Trail. As a board member, you'll be part of a passionate team, gain valuable skills, expand your network, and make a lasting impact. Contribute to the conservation of endangered species and join our mission to create accessible green spaces. Don't miss our Annual General Meeting in September. Volunteer today and help transform Saskatoon's hidden gems into thriving and sustainable spaces. Together, let's create a greener, more equitable future! Contact now






The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.


As you enter the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area or George Genereux Urban Regional Park is it easy to see that nature is everywhere. Through iNaturalist BioBlitzes taking place at different times of the year, it is great to engage in community science and citizen science endeavours to document a flora and fauna inventory. This inventory supports environmental protection, environmental health and environmental sustainability. The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. are a registered Saskatchewan non profit incorporation and also a Canadian registered environmental charity. The afforestation areas are a good choice for opting outside in The Great Outdoors to explore our urban forest in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Friends are seeking a member of the board to join the Board of Directors.


"The simple act of planting a tree, which is in itself a practical deed, is also the symbol of a far reaching ideal, which is creative in the realm of the Spirit, and in turn reacts upon society, encouraging all to work for the future well being of humanity rather than for immdiate gain." Richard St. Barbe Baker

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