Feb
20
to Feb 23

Snowlandia: a winter week for young women

Snowlandia: a winter week for young women

Snowlandia

Leap on snowshoes, search for life under the snow, develop leadership skills and make outdoorsy friends. SaskOutdoors and Wildernook are teaming up to offer winter experiences  in a fresh way. 

Snowlandia is designed for young women ages 10 -12  who would rather be outside exploring and building forts.  It is an exciting opportunity for young women to be active outdoors during the winter break.

 

The Experience:   Each day will feature a different winter adventure in the Saskatoon area. We will also focus on practical outdoor skills such as staying dry, first aid and winter travel.  

Dates: Tues., February 20th - Fri., February 23rd. 

Times: We will meet each morning at 8:30 a.m., enjoy lunch together at 12:00 p.m. and wrap up between 4:00p.m - 4:30 p.m. each day. 

Location: Families can expect learning activities for each day to be based at one of Saskatoon's parks (e.g. Lakewood Park, Gabriel Dumont Park, Holiday Park).

Cost: The program cost of $240.00 ($60.00/day) includes learning materials and any gear rental. Participants must provide their own lunch.

Requirements: Participants need to have warm snowpants, jacket, winter boots and a backpack to be comfortable outdoors. This is an active program and participants should be in good physical condition to enjoy themselves (e.g. able to comfortably run for 20 minutes and walk for 60 minutes).  

Registration: There is limited space available, so register soon at www.saskoutdoors.org.  Registration deadline is Monday, February 12th. 

Registered participants will receive a detailed information package at the beginning of February. 

Learn from Saskatoon's Experienced Outdoor Leaders

Rebecca Basset from Back 40 Wilderness First Aid will lead hands-on winter first aid training. This will be useful for outdoor adventures and everyday life too! Rebecca enjoys climbing, kayaking, hiking and exploring nature with her two daughters. 

Jana Miller from Wildernook Fresh Air Learning will kick off each morning's adventure and provide safe and knowledgeable outdoor instruction throughout the program. Jana is an experienced outdoor educator and playful winter enthusiast. 

When I was in grade 7, I asked my parents, “where are all the other girls who want to build forts?” I knew they were out there, but I didn’t have a way to find them.
— Jana Miller
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Sep
5
to Oct 10

Nature Grandparenting: Share your Autumn

Witness seasonal changes in nature with your grandchild this fall. 

Nature Grandparenting

The Nature Grandparenting program is designed for grandparents to experience nature with their 3-5 year old grandchild.  Many grandparents are in an ideal position to act as a nature mentor in the lives of their grandchildren. With practical ideas and age-appropriate activities shared each week, grandparents will have fun weaving a connection to nature into the special relationship they have with their grandchild. 

Participants will need to dress for the weather and should be comfortable being active outdoors for an hour.  Public washrooms are available on site for use. An information package will be sent out to  participants before program start-up.

This is program is hosted by SaskOutdoors and faciltated by Wildernook Fresh Air Learning.

Participants: Grandparent and grandchild (ages 3-5) pairs. Group size will be capped at 8 pairs to maintain a quality experience. 

Location: Saskatoon’s Gabriel Dumont Park

Dates:Tuesday Mornings, September 5th - October 10th 9:30 - 10:40 a.m. A potential second group would meet on the same day from 11:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Cost: SaskOutdoors Members: $65.00/pair       Non-Members: $80.00/pair.   

Registration: To register please head over to the registration page on the SaskOutdoors Website

An information package will be sent out to registered participants before program start-up.

We look forward to sharing autumn with you and your grandchild! 

Wildernook and SaskOutdoors

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Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

National Aboriginal Day Celebrations

  • Victoria Park Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada (map)
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Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre is hosting their annual National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Victoria Park in Saskatoon SK on June 21, 2017. This year's theme is Reconciliation. This year there will be a Rock your Roots Reconciliation Walk incorporated to honour the Residential School Survivors and their families. Everyone is welcome to join the walk and the festivities!

Wildernook is excited to join SaskOutdoors in the children's area to offer fun children's activities. Stop by to participate or just say hi!

Here is the schedule of events for the day:

7:30 a.m.- Pipe ceremony and blessing of the land
9:30- Marshalling for the walk
10 a.m.- Rock Your Roots Reconciliation Walk begins
11:30- Grand Entry
12 p.m.- Dignitaire Speeches
12:30- Lunch (Bbq and snacks for the public and soup and bannock for the Elder's and Residential School Survivors)
12:30- 4 p.m.- Entertainment
4 p.m.- Wrap up

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May
23
2:30 PM14:30

Nature Grandparenting: Squirrel Frenzy

Wildernook

Wildernook Fresh Air Learning and the Native Plant Society of Sasktachewan will be co-hosting this themed Nature Grandparenting experience as part of the NatureCity Festival.  Grandparents with grandchildren (ages 3-5) are invited to participate in this free nature experience together.

The facilitation is designed to demonstrate ways grandparents can include role-play and sensory experiences in future nature explorations with their grandchild. Please bring a snack, water bottle and clothing to be outdoors for one hour. Public washrooms are on site.

The group size will be capped at 8 pairs. Please note that only registered pairs will be allowed to participate. Please reserve one spot per pair here https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nature-grandparenting-squirrel-frenzy-tickets-34268317460

Find the Full NatureCity Festival schedule at http://wildaboutsaskatoon.org/festival-calendar

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May
9
to May 30

Nature Grandparenting 2

Nature Grandparenting
As the grandma I enjoyed the one-on-one time with my grandson and being out in nature. My grandchild seemed to enjoy everything. He always looked forward to going and after it was over he would ask to go to the program.
— Bev Poncelet and her grandson Cohen

Due to Popular Demand we've added a Second Session. 

This spring SaskOutdoors is offering a unique intergenerational nature program in Saskatoon. The Nature Grandparenting program is designed for grandparents to experience nature with their grandchild (3-5yrs old) in Saskatoon’s Gabriel Dumont Park. Many grandparents are in an ideal position to act as a nature mentor in the lives of their grandchildren. With practical ideas and age-appropriate activities shared each week, grandparents will have fun weaving a connection to nature into the special relationship they have with their grandchild. This program will be facilitated by Wildernook Fresh Air Learning. 

Participants will need to dress for the weather and should be comfortable being active outdoors for an hour.  Public washrooms are available on site for use. An information package will be sent out to  participants before program start-up.

Participants: Grandparent and grandchild (ages 3-5) pairs. Please e-mail Jana@wildernook.com if you have two grandchildren you would like to bring

Location: Saskatoon’s Gabriel Dumont Park

Dates: 11:10 a.m. - 12:10 a.m.,Tuesday Mornings, May 9th - 30th, 2017

Cost: $55.00/pair for 4 sessions or $45.00/pair for SaskOutdoors members.     

Registration: For online registration and payment go to:  http://saskoutdoors.org/event-calendar/post/nature-grandparenting-program-session-2-1110-am-1210-pm

An information package will be sent out to registered participants before program start-up.

We look forward to discovering spring with you! 

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May
9
to Jun 6

Nature Grandparenting with SaskOutdoors

Nature Grandparenting
As the grandma I enjoyed the one-on-one time with my grandson and being out in nature. My grandchild seemed to enjoy everything. He always looked forward to going and after it was over he would ask to go to the program.
— Bev Poncelet and her grandson Cohen

This Session is Full! Register for Second Session Now. 

This spring SaskOutdoors is offering a unique intergenerational nature program in Saskatoon. The Nature Grandparenting program is designed for grandparents to experience nature with their grandchild (3-5yrs old) in Saskatoon’s Gabriel Dumont Park. Many grandparents are in an ideal position to act as a nature mentor in the lives of their grandchildren. With practical ideas and age-appropriate activities shared each week, grandparents will have fun weaving a connection to nature into the special relationship they have with their grandchild. This program will be facilitated by Wildernook Fresh Air Learning. 

Participants will need to dress for the weather and should be comfortable being active outdoors for an hour.  Public washrooms are available on site for use. An information package will be sent out to  participants before program start-up.

Participants: Grandparent and grandchild (ages 3-5) pairs. Please e-mail Jana@wildernook.com if you have two grandchildren you would like to bring

Location: Saskatoon’s Gabriel Dumont Park

Dates: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.,Tuesday Mornings, May 9th - 30th, 2017

This session is full, register for second session now. 

Cost: $55.00/pair for 4 sessions or $45.00/pair for SaskOutdoors members.     

Registration: For online registration and payment go to:  http://saskoutdoors.org/event-calendar/post/nature-grandparenting-program-session-2-1110-am-1210-pm

An information package will be sent out to registered participants before program start-up.

We look forward to discovering spring with you! 

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Apr
23
8:30 AM08:30

Earth Day Fun Run for the Saskatchewan Environmental Society

Wildernook

Join us for the 1st Annual Earth Day Fun Run in support of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society!

WHEN: Sunday, April 23rd 9am-12pm
(Arrival and registration starts at 8:30am. The event will include post-race yoga, music, and food!)

WHERE: Gabriel Dumont Park, Saskatoon
(Registration will take place in the field to the left of the parking lot, near the playground. Please note that parking in the Gabriel Dumont parking lot is limited. If driving, you may want to park on Saskatchewan Crescent and walk into the park.)

COST: $30 Early-Bird / $40 Day-Of

What’s a fun run? It’s an all-fun, community-building running/walking event for people of all ages. The purpose of the run is to support the great work of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society, meet new people, and have fun!

The fun run will take place in Gabriel Dumont Park and showcase some of the best parts of the Meewasin Trails and surrounding areas. The event will include post-race yoga, music, and food!

We are asking participants to raise pledges during the lead up to the run. There will be prizes and recognition for the most pledges raised by an individual and team or group.

This is a waste-free event. Don’t forget your refillable water bottle! 

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Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Good Morning Earth! Prepare to be Spoiled!

Let's surprise the Earth with kindness on Earth Day! 

Wildernook will be offering a free morning experience designed for children age 2-5 and an adult parent or guardian. The theme behind this one hour Earth Day experience will be giving back to the Earth by offering a helping hand to the local species. 

Location: Gabriel Dumont Park, Saskatoon, SK (parking and washrooms available on site)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., but you are certainly welcome to stay longer. 

Please register on eventbrite. 

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