THE PEOPLE PROJECT
The People Project will begin as a photo blog celebrating the individuals that make up this community. With our stunningly talented friends at Studio D, we are taking to the streets or attending events in Riversdale to hear people's stories, learn about our neighbours and take their photos. When we have collected 100 PHOTOS we'll launch our website--and continue adding to it as we meet more people and grow this visual celebration of our diversity. If you want your face to be added to the collection, EMAIL US.
JUNE 22 WALK FOR RECONCILIATION
We are very excited to be one of the partners organizing a Walk for Reconciliation. On June 22, 2015, Saskatoon City Council unanimously declared 2015-2016 a Year of Reconciliation. Join us for a month of activities that explore what Reconciliation is and the role we can ALL play in carrying it forward. See full events schedule at ww.otc.ca
THE MONTH OF ACTIVITIES LEAD UP TO:
June 21 National Aboriginal Day
An event open to all who want to celebrate our Indigenous community, enjoy food, entertainment and education in Victoria Park.
June 22 Day of Reconciliation
Meet at Victoria Park near 606 Spadina Cr W
9:30am Gather for the Walk for Reconciliation
10:30am "Rock Your Roots" Walk for Reconciliation begins
12-3:00pm Community BBQ. Learning Activities in the Tipi Vilage & Entertainment in the park organized by Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre
DO YOUR PART!
• Listen—To each others’ stories
• Learn—About our history
• Show Up—Support events for Reconciliation.
See http://www.otc.ca/ for the full schedule
APR 20 RECONCILIATION FOR THE TWO TWENTY
The Two Twenty—the birthplace of Riversdale Love—is a thriving community of entrepreneurs and creative industries. One way Riversdale Love hopes to spread the benefits of revitalization is to animate this dynamic community to support residents in Riversdale. And one way to do this is to educate and involve The Two Twenty in the work of Truth and Reconciliation. So we've invited the Office of the Treaty Commissioner to our Lunch 'n Learn series:
WED, APRIL 20 at noon - 1pm
“Reconciliation for the TwoTwenty: What does it mean to you?”
Come join Rhett Sangster of the Office the Treaty Commissioner in a discussion about what reconciliation means in Saskatchewan, to hear how others are defining it, to learn about the reconciliation work underway in Saskatoon, and to think together about ways to answer your own personal Call to Action.
- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
- FREE SOUP by CABOOSE KITCHEN and bannock by DELPHINE SNAKESKIN
- Meet artist Kevin Peeace, Two Twenty Artist in Residence
- Spoken Word performance by Kevin Wesaquate
SPRING 2016 ARTISTS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
We are currently working with AKA Artist-run Centre on developing an artist residency for Riversdale. The residency is an exciting opportunity to bring artists into the community and employ the artists working and living in our neighbourhood, Using a model developed by curator Justin Langlois for the Neighbourhood Time Exchange, the residency is a vehicle for allowing the community to realize their visions for the neighbourhood by enlisting the support, time and creativity of artists.
In the meantime, we will be hosting small events and projects as a means of building relationships and research, laying the foundation for a successful and sustainable residency. For example, this March 2016 Indigenous spoken word artist Zoey Roy visited Princess Alexandra school to do workshops with their students. And in May, Kevin Peeace explored visual art with the students. We are looking forward to a long-term relationship with the school and are grateful for the outstanding work these artists do in our community.
SEPT + OCT SHIP AFFORDABLE HOUSING SURVEY
At our Riversdale Love launch, we learned how important affordable housing is to our community. We have impressive people in our community working to house the homeless, keep housing affordable, and assist those in need--and Riversdale Love wants to support those efforts as much as possible. Our friends at Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) believe that we can find ways to increase the amount of affordable housing in Saskatoon by making the development process easier. You can help identify barriers to developing affordable housing by filling out THIS SURVEY. Complete the survey and forward it to friends, developers, and others interested in affordable housing!
OCT 19 WOMEN'S MENTORSHIP LUNCH
The very talented, inspiring women living and working in Riversdale are a big part of what gives this community its unique character and vibrancy. This October, we brought together women and girls for an intimate lunch at The Grazing Goat, where we shared food and stories, building mentorships and friendships along the way. With an interest in bridging generations, cultures and diverse backgrounds, we know this will be just the start of women and girls in Riversdale working together and supporting each other. Stay tuned for details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. SPONSORED BY AFFINITY CREDIT UNION
SEPT 24 QUINT DEVELOPMENT 20th ANNIVERSARY
This September 24, Quint Development is throwing a party in Riversdale to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Riversdale Love is coming to the party to launch our PEOPLE PROJECT--a photography project capturing the faces and stories that make the community of Riversdale unlike any other. Live music will feature Eekwol, offering a sneak peak of her NEW album, along with performances by The Barrelmen and Sask Native Theatre Company's Curtis Peeteetuce. An art installation by Jinzhe Cui celebrates the City of Saskatoon's Placemaker Program. Join us at Station 20 West between 1 and 7pm. There will be kids' activities, free food, and art. Let's celebrate Riversdale!
A doctor. An artist. Developer. Entrepreneur. Food lover. Activist. Educator. Representing diverse backgrounds and experiences, our speakers will talk about life in Riversdale from unique perspectives: health, art, housing, urban planning, indigenous identity, youth, business, design, and food security.
The audience will also have their say, contributing feedback to the speakers and ideas through an interactive art project lead by Jeff Nachtigall, the founder of Riversdale’s Open Studio Projects and The Museum of Temporary Art. Be part of our ambitious community-building project that unites the neighbourhood in conversation, fostering connection and collaboration along the way.
SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Ryan Meili, Upstream; Darby Kells, Riversdale Deli; Sandra Stack, Friendship Inn; Michael Linklater, White Buffalo Youth Lodge; Yvonne Hanson, CHEP/Station 20 West; Curtis Olson, Shift Development; Faith Eagle, Str8-Up & Essential Voices/ICM; Lynn Thompson, HIV/AIDS Consultant & Essential Voices/ICM; Marcel Petit, Artist; Shaun Dyck, Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership; Charles Olfert, AODBT; Ingrid Gomez, Artist.
Sponsored by Shift Development