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Spring Summer 2013 - In this Issue:

  • A Springtime Message from the SHCA President
  • Indoor & Outdoor Programming Information
  • Pothole Information
  • YAS Basketball
  • Silverwood Clean-Up 
  • Silverwood Community wide GARAGE SALE
  • Volunteer Profile - Om Kochar
  • Volunteer's Needed
  • School Reports
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A Springtime Message

A message from the SHCA President

Springtime is just around the corner, and as we excitedly look forward its arrival, we continue to focus on our great community, including our beautiful park. Michele Cozart, Programming Co-ordinator, has researched and brought forward an idea to our board for a Fitness Trail in the WJL Harvey park. This proposed trail would, every so often, provide a station to do chin-ups, another station to do sit-ups, etc. The equipment is metal construction and therefore not easily broken. We are only in the preliminary stages of organizing and funding the equipment but it is exciting to be on the cutting edge of this possible addition to our park. Cam Kenny and Lana Mestrovic are assisting our Board’s project by researching possible funding. If you know of someone who would be interested in funding a project such as this, please contact Michele at

I’d like to thank the board for all of their time and effort in making our community a great place to live. Our board is currently looking for new members to help continue to make a positive difference in our community.  Examples of positions available are Social Director, to organize events such as “Fun day in the Park”, Movie nights for the kids and other holiday celebrations for our community.  Member-at-Large positions are also available, among others.  We would love to have you as part of the team so please let us know if you are interested.   Together, let’s continue the momentum to make our community safe, beautiful and simply one of the best.  Looking forward to many more great things to come!

Building a healthy Community,
Keith Briant
President SHCA

Indoor & Outdoor Programming

Spring / Summer 2013 Registrations

Tennis Lessons with SHCA!

There is still room in the tennis lessons for the following age groups.  Register soon as classes are starting Thursday, May 2 and go until Thursday, June 20.  Class run once a week on Thursdays.  If the weather is not co-operating, we will move to the Lawson Heights School gym.

Tennis for 4-6 year olds
5:30-6:00 pm
Marion Graham Tennis Courts

Tennis for 10-14 year olds
7:00-8:00 pm
Marion Graham Tennis Courts
To register, email Michele at or call 306-321-7540.

Summer Boot Camp with SHCA!

SHCA is proud to offer outdoor summer boot camps again in 2013, run by Jordan Kapphahn and Norma Gunningham-Kapphahn.  To arrange registration for the following boot camps, please contact Michele at or call 306-321-7540.
Classes will be held at the park near the canoe launch in the Meewasin Park (near Pinehouse Drive and Whiteswan Drive intersection).   The cost for each of these 10 class summer boot camp sessions will be $35.

Evening classes:

Tuesday, June 25 – August 20 6:00-7:00 pm or 7:15-8:15 pm  $35
Thursday, June 27 â€“ August 22 6:00-7:00 pm or 7:15-8:15 pm   $35
New for Summer 2013!  Twice a Week Morning Outdoor Boot Camps!:
Wednesdays and Fridays starting July 3 and ending August 2, 6:00 – 6:50 am   $35
There are washrooms and a water fountain close-by. The following is a description of the class:

Boot Camp

Summer Outdoor once a week option for Tuesdays, Thursdays evenings and twice a week option Wednesday/Friday mornings (ages 17+) - Strength, agility, flexibility, balance and cardio fitness. Expect to sweat.  Come prepared for a challenging workout that uses a variety of equipment, including benches and play structures, and also concentrates on body weight exercise. You will need athletic foot wear (not sandals or shoes that favour fashion over function). You will also need a large water bottle, and a mat. It is recommended that you bring a pair of cycling or weight lifting gloves to protect your hands while performing exercises on the grass, and that you wear a hat.


Looking for information on how to report damage caused by a pothole, or other FAQs?

Click Here For Pothole Information 

YAS Basketball

Young Athlete Saskatoon 2013 Summer Camps Knowing and Mastering the “Right” basketball skills happens at YAS summer camps amidst excitement and fun and with youths from across the city and beyond.

The road to making the team starts and ends with us. 
Request your YAS 2013 information package:
Email: or Text:  (306) 242 – 2425

Silverwood Clean-up

Do you have any interest in organizing a community cleanup?  Contact  to find out more.

Silverwood Community Wide GARAGE SALE

May 25, 2013
9:00am – 4:00pm
 (or determined by each household)

The SHCA will advertise this sale in a newspaper and online for you and will publish the public interactive map link online. For more information, and to submit your listing to our interactive map please click here.

Wet Sports Fields

Just a little reminder as the snow retreats and the sports fields in the parks reappear.  The correct behaviour is to stay off and do not play organized sports on the soaking wet fields until they are dry.  Playing on soggy soft fields damages or kills the turf and the fields turn into a mud pit then dry rock hard.

Volunteer Profile 

Om Kochar

# of Years Volunteering at SHCA: 12

Other Volunteer Experience: The Alzheimer Society, Bridge City Boogie, Ovarian Cancer Canada, Arthritis Society, and many more ...

Awards: Community Leadership Award, Volunteer Medal of Saskatchewan, Centennial Medal of Saskatchewan, and more....

 Read Om's Full Profile > 

Volunteers Needed:

Social / Events Director

The SHCA has an IMMEDIATE need for an event/social coordinator to plan our 2013 Fun Day in the Park.  Please volunteer and help us create a day to remember!


If you have a laptop and can type fast or are great at writing meeting minutes by hand, we would love your help! 

Please email Keith at if interested!

School Reports

Silverwood Heights School

A few highlights to keep you informed about SHS:

  • We participated in the “Day of Pink: International Day Against Bullying and Discrimination.”  This fits in well with the Code of Conduct we are creating.
  • To support the building of our Outdoor Classroom we are starting a Prairie Meats fundraiser with guaranteed delivery prior to the May long weekend. 

Upcoming events:

  • Our musical “Treasure Island” will be performed on Thursday, May 2nd at 1:00 and 7:00.  We hope to see you at SHS.
  • We now have 34 students registered for Kindergarten this fall.  We are offering morning and afternoon classes.  KinderCare is also available during the school day when students are not in class. 
  • We have registered to attend our second “We Day” in November.  Our students are involved in raising money for water initiatives in rural China.

Sister O'Brien

Bingo Night is May 03, 2013

 2013 – 2014 SCHOOL YEAR
The Academic year for 2013 – 2014 has been approved by the Catholic Board of Education. It has been attached to the newsletter. Much work went into the preparation of the school calendar with new regulations mandated by the provincial government. The school year will include 195 days instead of 197 but each day will have 15 minutes more instruction time. This allows the school division to maintain the same number of breaks during the school year. You will notice a full two-week Christmas break, a one-week February break for students and a full one-week break for Easter. Further details will be shared on the impact of adding 15 minutes of instruction to each day.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED - The Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, International Student Program, is in need of host families in the North end of Saskatoon. Email for more information.

Visit Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools on Twitter and Facebook!
Facebook: and Twitter: @GSCSNews

Brownell School

  • April 10th the kids will be wearing pink as part of the anti-bullying initiative
  • Literacy for Life is going to be held on May 6th.  Our Grade 6/7 split class will be attending.
  • Our Kindergarten enrollment numbers for this fall are up. 
  • We are currently doing an online Regal fundraiser that will run until April 30th.
  • April 30th the Haitian dance troop will be performing

Marion M. Graham 

Thank you to all of the students and families who assisted with the HOOPLA tournament games hosted at MMGCI Mar 21-23!
April 10 will be a “DAY OF PINK”.  The SRC will be participating in the Canadian Red Cross Day of Pink.  Students are encouraged to nominate their peers who they believe have demonstrated kindness or other positive actions. Nomination forms are available from homeroom teachers.
Variety Night - May 10 -  For those new to the school it is our annual talent show. Information and audition sign-up sheets are posted on the LRC window. A variety of talent is welcome!
The next School Community Council meeting will be Monday Apr 22nd in the LRC at 7:00 pm.

St. Angela School

Grade 8 Leadership team had organized spirit days and a bake sale to raise money for the Hope for Malawi Project.  Malawi is a third world country in Africa and the money raised will go to help the villages of Malawi build roads, build schools, and to provide clean water for the people.

On Thursday March 28th (Holy Thursday), the Grade 8 students put on a performance of the Stations of the Cross.  On this same day, the school hosted a poverty meal (broth and a bun) to similate the experience of what it would be like if you lived in poverty to raise awareness of poverty in the world.

April 12th is Pink Revolution Day--this is the anti-bullying awareness day.  Students will wear pink to show their support.

April 18th--Grade 7 and 8 band students will be participating in the music festival at Lawson Heights Alliance Church.

School Council meat/cookie dough fundraiser is currently underway.
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