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Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Park Town Hotel
924 Spadina Crescent East
P.O. Box 441
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3L6
Canada
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the club is meeting by video conference at the regular time of 12 p.m. on Tuesdays. If you wish to receive an invitation to the video conference, please email Past-President Candace.
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 President Candace Odishaw, left, with first prize winners Brenda Dahlby and family.
 
  President Candace with second place winner Lucie Blackburn, right, and Shirley Blackburn
 
  President Candace with third prize winners Anna, Evalina, Trinity and Mike Maille
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana thanks all who participated in the club's first ever Scavenger Hunt on June 21.  Participants had fun while following clues that led to 10 of the city's historic attractions. The winners are as follows:
 
1st - Brenda Dahlby and family won the Traeger BBQ and pellets, courtesy of Battleford Furniture.
2nd - Lucie Blackburn won the $200 gift card courtesy of Taverna Restaurant
3rd - Anna, Evalina, Trinity and Mike Maille won the $100 gift card from Venice House
 
The club raised over $1,400 to support its work with community initiatives such as the Food Bank, Read Saskatoon, Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre food program and St. Frances Cree Bilingual School literacy program. 
Thanks to all who participated and for the prize sponsors for helping make this a success.
 Click here for rules and registration details.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana will be holding a city wide Scavenger Hunt on June 21, 2020.  Fun for family and friends of all ages.  All entries will have the chance to win a Traeger Tailgater Barbeque courtesy of Battleford Furniture, just in time for Father’s Day.  All proceeds to The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana to support community initiatives such as the Food Bank, Read Saskatoon, Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre food program and St. Frances Cree Bilingual School literacy program.

The Scavenger Hunt will run all day, but does not have to be completed in any particular order or by any certain time.  We are encouraging social distancing by providing all clues accessible by vehicle.
Get out of the house, learn a little about historical locations in Saskatoon, have some fun and have a chance to win some great prizes.
 
 
It is with great regret that we advise that the 8th annual Saskatoon RibFest, organized by The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana, will be cancelled for this year.  The event was scheduled for July 31st – Aug. 3, 2020.
We support initiatives that reduce the impact the Covid 19 pandemic continues to have on our city and province and, with still so much uncertainty at this time, we feel it is best to postpone Ribfest until 2021.
 
If you have any other questions, please feel  free to contact me.  Thank you,
 
Candace Odishaw
President of Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana
306-914-1190
giverny@hotmail.com

On January 31, 2020 the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana University, a satellite club of the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana, officially began operations. The first 12 members of the satellite club were inducted. A 13th member could not attend and will be inducted at a later date. All the members are graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan and come from 10 different countries. The club meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, beginning at 12:15 p.m., at the GSA Commons (formerly the College of Emmanuel and St.Chad) on the University of Saskatchewan Campus.

We gathered under cool but dry conditions on September 24, 2019  to dedicate the 11th brick placed in the Peace Plaza at Rotary Park to honor past winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Sponsored by McDougall Gauley LLP, this year's brick recognized Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of their work in the area of human rights. Students from St. Anne Inquiry School conducted the program and made inspiring presentations about the work of the three women. District Governor Fred Wright spoke of Rotary's efforts in peace and conflict resolution and encouraged participation in the Adventure in Human Rights program in Winnipeg. 

An estimated 19,000 patrons attended the seventh annual Saskatoon Rotary RibFest, held August 2-5, 2019 at Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon. RibFest is organized by the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana. RibFest Chair Boris Kishchuk thanked the ribbers, other vendors, entertainers, volunteers, sponsors and all the people who attended the event for making RibFest a great success again this year.
 
Boss Hog's BBQ of London, Ont. won the Peoples' Choice award while Gator BBQ of Port Dover, Ont. won the Judges' Choice award. The judges on the panel were Angela Wallman, Lindsay Wallman, Chris Carr, Grant Giesbrecht and Kevin Hobbs. The 50/50 prize totalled $9,237.50 (total amount collected was $18,475). The winning ticket number of RF2-095966 was held by Craig Lindsay of Saskatoon. The door prize of a dinner and show for two at Dakota Dunes Casino was won by Curtis Isackson of Martensville.
 
RibFest offered four days of delicious ribs barbecued by some of Canada’s top ribbers, live entertainment, plus a kids’ fun area, food and craft vendors, beer garden, 50/50 draw and more. Admission and entertainment were free. Funds raised through Ribfest support the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana's community projects in the areas of youth, First Nations, literacy and education. Visit http://www.saskatoonribfest.com for more information.
 
The eighth annual Saskatoon Ribfest will be held July 31-August 3, 2020.
An estimated 19,000 patrons attended the sixth annual Saskatoon Rotary RibFest, held August 3-6 at Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon. The total was down slightly from the record of  21,000 set in 2015.
 
RibFest is organized by the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana. RibFest Chair Boris Kishchuk thanked the ribbers, other vendors, entertainers, volunteers, sponsors and all the people who attended the event for making RibFest a great success again this year.
 
 “The crowds were fantastic, especially considering that we had some rain on Saturday," said Kishchuk. "It shows how much people love coming to RibFest."
 
Prairie Smoke and Spice of Regina won the Peoples' Choice award while Smoke and Bones BBQ of Vancouver won the Judges' Choice award. The judges on the panel were Grant Devine, Chantal Devine, Darwin Hodges, Jeri Hodges, Tom Kishchuk and Lynne MacGillivray.
 
The 50/50 prize totalled $7,555. The winning ticket number of RF2-017748 was held by Kevin Hobbs.
 
RibFest offered four days of delicious ribs barbecued by some of Canada’s top ribbers, live entertainment, plus a kids’ fun area, food and craft vendors, beer garden, 50/50 draw and more. Admission and entertainment were free. Funds raised through Ribfest support the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana's community projects in the areas of youth, First Nations, literacy and education. Visit http://www.saskatoonribfest.com for more information.
 
The seventh annual Saskatoon Ribfest will be held August 2-5, 2019.
The sixth annual Saskatoon Rotary RibFest will be held August 3-6 at Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon. RibFest will offer four days of delicious ribs barbecued by some of Canada’s top ribbers, plus live entertainment, a kids’ fun area, food and craft vendors, beer garden, 50/50 draw and more! 
 
Hours of operation will be:
 
Friday, August 3                     4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 4                 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 5                   11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday, August 6                  11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
 
Funds raised through RibFest will support local and international projects. For more information, visit http://www.saskatoonribfest.com.
 
 
At its meeting on January 30, 2018, the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana presented $1,500 donations to each of Cheshire Homes, Dubé  Centre, Saskatoon Open Door Society and Prairie Hospice Society to support their work in the community.
Shelley Elder of Cheshire Homes receives a cheque for $1,500
 
Aleksandra Grochulski and Ashley Gerstmar receive a cheque for $1,500 on behalf of the Dubé Centre
 
Ali Abukar receives a cheque for $1,500 on behalf of Saskatoon Open Door Society
 
Doug Borrowman receives a cheque for $1,500 on behalf of Prairie Hospice Society
20,500 hungry visitors attended the fifth annual Saskatoon Rotary RibFest, held August 4-7 at Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon. Boss Hog's BBQ of London, Ont. won the Peoples' Choice award while Prairie Smoke and Spice of Regina won the Judges' Choice award.  he 50/50 prize totalled $8,682.50. The winning ticket number was RF2-132046. The sixth annual Saskatoon Ribfest will be held August 3-6, 2018.
 
 
Saskatoon Rotary RibFest will be held on the August long weekend, August 4-7, 2017, at Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon. There will be fun and games for the whole family and, above all, mouth watering ribs and other tasty treats. Admission is free but donations to support the work of Rotary in the community are greatly appreciated, For details, visit http://saskatoonribfest.com/.
The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana held its annual Nobel Peace Laureate Recognition Ceremony at the Peace Plaza in Rotary Park in Saskatoon on Tuesday, September 27. This year, the students of the EcoJustice Class at St. Edward School sponsored a brick in honor of Malala Yousafzai, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her work in the area of children's rights. The EcoJustice students each had a short presentation about Malala and education, especially for girls and women. They spoke to the need for a safe education environment – which many countries do not have. They spoke to Malala’s fight for education for herself and others. Their presentation was to honor Malala and her courage and convictions. The excellent presentation was appreciated by all. Other speakers included Doug Porteous of Meewasin, Dianne Boyko of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Board, and Ijoma Udemgba, Executive Director of the International Women of Saskatoon. For more information on the Nobel Peace Laureate Recognition Program, click here
 
Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana President Peggy Clark presents a cheque for $6,580 to Dev Prakhya, winner of the 50/50 draw at Saskatoon RibFest 2016. Observing is Bill Sinnett, chair of the RibFest 50/50 Draw Committee. The winning number was RF2-022025.
Saskatoon Rotary RibFest is pleased to announce that 18,000 people entered the RibFest grounds at Diefenbaker Park over the long weekend from July 29 to August 1, 2016. Prairie Smoke and Spice won both the Celebrity Judging Award and the the People’s Choice Award. Dev Prakhya of Saskatoon won the 50/50 draw, worth $6,580. RibFest offered four days of delicious ribs barbecued by some of Canada’s top ribbers, live entertainment, plus a kids’ fun area, food and craft vendors, beer garden, 50/50 draw and more. RibFest is organized by the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana. Funds raised support local projects in the areas of youth, First Nations, literacy and education. The fifth annual Saskatoon Rotary RibFest will be held August 4-7, 2017.  For sponsorship opportunities, click here.  For more information, visit www.saskatoonribfest.com.
Bill Christensen, left, and President Bob Devrome presented an Honorary Paul Harris Fellowship to Helen Smith-McIntyre for her many years of work advocating for refugees. Helen Smith-McIntyre is a teacher, United Church Minister, mediator, human rights advocate and chair of the Saskatoon Refugee Coalition since its founding in 1987. 
Ali Abukar, right, Executive Director of the Saskatoon Open Door Society, accepted a cheque for $4,000 from Asit Sarkar of the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana at the meeting on February 16, 2016. The funds will support the Society in helping refugees to settle in Saskatoon.
On January 21, 2015, the Rotary Club of Saskatoon mailed a cheque for $20,000 to the Van Norman Foundation. It was the final payment of the club's commitment of $100,000 for the reconstruction of Greffin School in Haiti, which was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. This is one of the largest projects that the club has taken on and all members share a sense of satisfaction at it successful conclusion.
On October 5, 2014, Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana member Bryan Harvey presented Julie Borlaug with a certificate indicating that a brick honoring her grandfather, Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug, will be installed in the Peace Plaza at Rotary Park in 2015. The brick is jointly sponsored by Ag-West Bio and the Agriculture Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) held in Saskatoon October 5-8. Julie was a keynote speaker at the conference on the topic "Continuing the Borlaug Legacy into the Next Century."  Each year on the Tuesday closest to September 21, the International Day of Peace, the Club organizes a ceremony at the Peace Plaza in Rotary Park to dedicate bricks in honor of past winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.
 
Each year, the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana recognizes past winners of the Nobel Peace Prize through the dedication of bricks in the Peace Plaza at Rotary Park. The dedication ceremony takes place on the Tuesday closest to September 21, the International Day of Peace. The aim is to inspire others to follow the example of the Nobel Laureates in working for peace at home and abroad, and to emphasize the role of the Peace Plaza as a centre of peace-related activities in Saskatoon. In 2014,  Anne and Doug Porteous sponsored a brick in honor of Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Klerk, who were the co-winners of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.  Doug works for Meewasin and has been a strong supporter of the Nobel Peace Prize program since its inception in 2010. He spoke about the development of the Peace Plaza, the Nobel Peace Prize recognition program, and how Mandela and de Klerk engineered a peaceful transition of power in South Africa from apartheid to majority rule.  His Worship Mayor Don Atchison and Rotary 5550 District Governor Pat Chernesky both brought greetings. Observing the ceremonies were students from the grade 8 Eco-Justice class that operates out of St. Edward Catholic School. Teachers Mel Sysing and Dustin Kasun spoke about the importance of acquainting young people with the many opportunities to work for peace at home and abroad.

On June 1st, 275 people gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn to support the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana's intiative to reconstruct the Greffin School in Port Au Prince, Haiti that was demolished during the devastating earthquake that struck the island in January 2010. Our special guest speaker was Senator Pamela Wallin who shared her experiences as a journalist, a public servant and growing up in Saskatchewan. Ian Van Norman, a former member of Nutana Rotary and our partner on this project thru his own charitable foundation gave a picture presentation on the reconstruction of the school and their future plans. Peter Eyvindson, another former club member entertained us with an inspriring childrens' story.     

Almost $ 30,000.00 was raised to support our total committment of 100k and we would like to thank all those that attended and those that made in-kind financial contributions.

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Senator Wallin, with Rotarians Dorothy, Bill & Boris 

Nutana Rotary Club Supports School Reconstruction in Haiti

 

The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana is working with the Van Norman Charitable Foundation in the reconstruction of an elementary school in Haiti that was destroyed during the earthquake that occurred in January 2010.

 

Nutana Rotary has committed to fund the reconstruction of the school in the amount of $100,000 over the next five years. The Van Norman Charitable Foundation has agreed to match Rotary’s contribution by funding the costs of school children that attend the “Rotary”school.  Governments publicly fund only about ten percent of elementary schools in Haiti.

 

The reconstructed school is located on the outskirts of Port au Prince and consists of four classroom, a kitchen, cafeteria and office areas. The school reconstruction was carried out by Free Methodist Church volunteers from Canada and the United States working with local construction workers. Reconstruction started in the fall of 2010 and was completed in the spring of 2011. Teaching staff at the school is recruited and monitored by Compassion Canada. The school is open to all children and there are no restrictions on school attendance.

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