Saskatoon Sport District

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The venue for the Annual General Meeting has been changed from the CNIB Auditorium (which has been flooded) to the Preston Park Retirement Residence. Please check out the complete information in this issue and plan to attend.

We are still looking for volunteers for the Nomination Committee to present a slate of candidates for the vacant committee positions. Please volunteer your assistance so we can fill all the vacancies.

Very few responses were received from the SSFA Survey of the last newsletter.

The 2012 Host Committee has not made a decision for the legacy in the City of Saskatoon. Several proposals/options have been discussed with nothing working out to date.

The traditional annual Senior Day Walk will not be held anymore. Instead we have partnered with several organizations to promote a “Walk Around the World Challenge” ; more details in the newsletter.

The Fundraising Committee is planning another Steak Night Dinner after mid October. Details will come later.

Roseanna Parry has donated a print of the Nutana Steel Bridge named Fading Away for a fundraiser. Tickets are now on sale and the draw will be made at the Annual Social Evening. Thank you Roseanna for your generous donation.



SCOA has moved to the Saskatoon Field House. The address is 2020 College Drive E., S7N 2W2. Phone 306-652-2255, Fax 306-652-7575, Email Website


The new business cards have been produced with the new SSFA logo. Some cards have already been distributed. If you require any, please contact Sheldon.


New brochures have been produced by the SSFA Provincial Board. Sheldon has a supply.


The Saskatoon Sport District Committee requires someone to look after the Archives that Brigitte Bursee has started. If you have an interest, please contact any Committee member.


Please advise the Director of Member Relations, Laurie Dunlop of any change of address.  This is very important as we are receiving returned mail and emails.  Contact Laurie at 306-242-6786.  Email:


A committee was set-up to work on the Saskatoon Sport District entering a float into the August 3rd Parade. After much work and deliberation, the Committee’s decision was to take more time to plan and enter in 2014.


We need volunteers to canvass the membership and public for the positions of President; Vice-President; Director of Programs plus additional committee members and vacant coordinators of our events. Please advise any Committee member.



We are planning to hold a Steak Night Dinner at the Coachman after mid October, and will advise all Committee members and coordinators when all of the details are completed.

The fundraiser dinner at the ANAVETS’s Club on June 2nd went very well with an afternoon of fun, games and entertainment and an excellent dinner. Thanks to June for all the work and effort, plus all who volunteered and supported our program.

Roseanna Parry, our member and photographer has donated a print (framed 24”x36”) for another fundraising project. Tickets are $1.00 each. Please contact a committee member or coordinator. The draw will be made at the Annual Social Evening.

Twenty-two of our members volunteered at the River Run Classic to raise funds for us on Sunday, July 14th. Thank you volunteers.

All the fundraising your Saskatoon Sport District Committee is doing is to raise monies to help pay for the Registration Fee for the 55+ Provincial Games and aid in the costs for participants going to the Canada 55+ Games.


Tuesday, October 1st Spotlight on Seniors will be at TCU Place from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Please plan to attend as there are displays/information from most senior service providers plus entertainment all day. Lunch is available to purchase between 11:45 am and 12:30 pm. Visit our booth.


Our traditional annual Senior Day Walk has been discontinued for 2013. We have partnered with Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA), In-Motion, Saskatoon Health Regions, City of Saskatoon, etc., by planning a “Walk Around the World” Challenge from January to June 2014. This is a virtual walk around the world, with committee members organizing many groups, teams, organizations, seniors to record their walks and report every month. A wind-up and recognition banquet will be held in June. I expect all members will sign up through their coordinators. The walk challenge will be launched at the Grand Opening of the new SCOA office on October 3rd. More details to follow.


Note the venue change. The AGM will be held at Preston Park Retirement Residence, 118 Armistice Way at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, September 17th. Registration is at 1:00 pm. The place is new and beautiful at no cost to our organization. Preston Park will seat us in the dining hall and that is worth attending just to sit at a table and relax. Please plan to attend. Parking at Market Mall is recommended and walk north across the street to Preston Park (next to Preston Ave.).


Tuesday, September 10th at 1:30 pm at Preston Park Retirement Residence, 118 Armistice Way. Committee members and coordinators please mark your calendar and plan to attend.


Thursday, September 19th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 606 Spadina Crescent West. We will also be recognizing and celebrating our member Florence Tetrault’s 100th birthday! Please join us for this extra special event plus a brief message from our Mayor.

Evening Schedule:

Happy Hour/Cocktails 5:15 pm
Dinner by Grasswood Catering 6:00 pm
Presentations, Door Prizes, Meat Draws
Live Band 8:00 – 10:30 pm

Tickets are $20.00 each and sales end Saturday, September 14th

For Tickets Call: 306-374-4542 - 306-665-6232 - 306-242-9452 - 306-382-1730



FIVE PIN BOWLING:  Sunday, September 8th at 4:00 pm at Eastview Bowl.

FLOOR SHUFFLEBOARD:  Every Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 pm at St. Joseph Hall on Broadway and 7th Street.

TRACK & FIELD:  Walking/Exercise on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the Saskatoon Field House (outdoors). For more details call Norman Cote at 306-934-0579 or Garry at 306-374-6093.

CARPET BOWLING:  Partner with Fairfield Seniors on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 pm. Fee is $2.00 per person. Contact Nellie 306-382-3234.

GOLF: Tuesday, August 27th at 2:20 pm at Wildwood Golf Course for 9 holes. Another fun tournament planned for September. Call Dawna 306-242-6848 or 306-380-4600.

PICKLEBALL: Groups play every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 pm at the Father Basil Markle tennis courts on 105th St. in Sutherland. Exception: Play will be at 10 am Aug. 27 & 29 due to the heat. Paddles and instruction are available. Come join in the fun! Call Laurie 306-242-6786.

SLO-PITCH: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am at Umea Park (Lawson Heights). Contact Doris 306-374-8749 and Myrna 306-283-4298.



    • A&W (age: 60+): 10% off food purchases, every day.
    • The Bay (age: 60+): 15% off your purchase, first Tuesday of every month.
    • Bulk Barn (age: students AND 60+): 10% off your purchase, every Wednesday. Discount cannot be combined with any other discount ($3 off $10 coupons).
    • Canadian Tire (age: 65+): 10% off regular priced items, first Wednesday of every month.
    • Greyhound (age: 62+): 10% off your purchase, every day.
    • Hallmark (age: 55+): 10% off your purchase, one day per week (days vary by location).
    • M&M Meats (age:60+): 5% off your purchase, every Tuesday.
    • Marriott (age: 62+): 15% off or more on your room rate, every day.
    • McDonalds (age: 60+):Large coffee for $0.85, every day.
    • Rexall PharmaPlus (age: 60+): 10% off your purchase of regular priced merchandise, last Tuesday of the month.
    • Rona (age: 65+): 10% off your purchase, any day.
    • Salvation Army (age: 60+): 10% off your purchase, every day. Discount cannot be combined with other offers.
    • Shoppers Drug Mart (age: 55+): 20% off your purchase of regular priced merchandise (excludes certain items), last Thursday of every month.
    • Smitty’s: With a $2 annual fee, receive a $5 gift certificate and save 15% off any menu or retail item, every day.
    • Value Village (age : 55+): 10% off your purchase, every Tuesday.
    • Via Rail (age: 60+): Save on adult regular fare, every day.



President: Sheldon Kraus 306-242-9452
Vice-President: Les Haugen 306-230-6683
Secretary: Lester Hunt 306-374-1028
Treasurer: Ron Spizziri 306-244-9478
Director of Finance: Walter McNabb 306-244-4143
Director of Member Relations: Laurie Dunlop 306-242-6786
Marketing Representative: Dawna Neilson 306-242-6848
Director of Courtesy & Recognition: Yvonne Pryor   306-374-4542
Director of Programs: VACANT    
Norman Cote
June Lamers
Nora Osborn 306-934-0579


Bridge Doreen Frederick   306-242-9493
Bowling:  Carpet    Jack Wigham 306-374-6114
Bowling: Short Mat  Jack Wigham 306-374-6114
Bowling: 5pin

Sheldon Kraus
Yvonne Pryor
June Lamers


Cribbage:  Stewart Gilmour  306-978-1882

Dawna Neilson
Stan Halliwell     

Pickleball:  Laurie Dunlop (Summer)
Reta Downing (Winter)
Scrabble:  Shirley Woodward 306-373-1674
Poetry/Short Story:  Don Reimer 306-374-2881
Shuffleboard: Bank  Tom Atkin 306-384-3355
Slo-Pitch:  Doris Croteau
Mryna Kydd 
Snooker/8 Ball:   Dorothy Jendruck  306-382-5183
Swimming:   Rita Verma 306-242-5180
Tennis: Don Featherstone 306-242-1239
Track & Field:  Garry Gentle 306-374-6093
Volleyball: John Wall 306-931-4651

Activity Coordinators are needed for: Badminton, Biking, Duplicate Bridge, Lawn Bowling, Curling Floor/Ice, Darts, Horseshoe, Kaiser, Floor Shuffleboard, Whist, Bocci Ball, Forty-Fives, & Bean Bag Toss.

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