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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

City Hall Lobby is open with a limited number of in-person services; the remainder of City Hall remains closed to the public. Learn more about the City’s response to COVID-19 and changes to programs and services.

WintercityYXE Grants

Wintercity YXE

As part of the WintercityYXE Strategy, a total of $25,000 is allocated to non-profit organizations, ad hoc groups, businesses or for-profit organizations implementing initiatives that support the WintercityYXE goals and objectives.

For more information on the grant, please visit the Grants webpage.

2020 - 2021 WintercityYXE Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the successful applicants of the 2020 - 2021 WintercityYXE Grant Program:

Winter Unplugged

Recipient:  Brevoort Park Community Association

Winter Unplugged is a traditional day of sharing winter favourites and sharing a love of winter and increase awareness of opportunities for participation in the community.

Trail Network Improvements

Recipient:  Fatlanders Fat Tire Brigade Inc.

To make improvements on signage and vehicle restrictions barriers to the St. Barbe Winter Trail Network previously created under 2017 WinterCity YXE Grant.

Learn to Skate

Recipient:  Global Gathering Place

Learn to Skate introduces immigrants and refugees to a beloved Canadian sport to increase physical activity, build social connections, and increase community participation during winter.

Winter Fun Day

Recipient:  Greystone Community Association

Winter Fun Day is an annual event with activities such as snow shoeing, face painting and free skating in the community rink.

A Beautiful Winter Day in the Neighbourhood

Recipient:  Holiday Park Community Association

This winter fun community event includes horse drawn wagon rides and traditional First Nations’ storytelling shared by Elders while sitting in a tipi.

Lawson Hieghts Community Association Winterfest

Recipient:  Lawson Heights Community Association

The goal of the LHCA Winterfest is to ensure everyone in the community feels engaged and involved in the neighbourhood and winter activities.

Ski at School

Recipient:  Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club

"Learn to" cross country ski lessons to classrooms of students in grades 4 through 6; on groomed trails, with quality equipment and experienced instructors.

Winter Family Triathlon

Recipient:  Saskatoon Triathlon Club

The Winter Family Triathlon is a fun, family-friendly, winter multi-sport opportunity organized by the Saskatoon Triathlon Club using City of Saskatoon Facilities.

Lighting the Future

Recipient:  Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Inc

Lighting the Future is a free interactive lighting installation using Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan's new state-of-the-art LED system on the Festival grounds, running nightly for 3 months.

Kona Winter Festival

Recipient:  Wanuskewin Heritage Park

The Kona Winter Festival is a one-day event that offers opportunities for the public to engage in traditional winter-based activities, through an Indigenous lens.

2019 - 2020 WintercityYXE Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the successful applicants of the 2019 - 2020 WintercityYXE Grant Program:

City Park Winter Festival

Recipient: City Park Community Association

The City Park Winter Festival is a one-day event that will bring people of all ages and backgrounds in the neighbourhood together to actively celebrate winter.

Winterruption Outdoor

Recipient: Friends of the Broadway Theatre

Winterruption Outdoor is a multi-day, multi-cultural event that seeks to celebrate the fact that Saskatoon is a winter city.

Learn to Skate

Recipient: Global Gathering Place

To increase participation in physical activity over the winter months for newcomers by providing them with skating instruction and equipment in a fun learning environment.

Winter Fun Day

Recipient: Greystone Community Association

This will be our 3rd annual winter fun day in the park. We plan on doing similar activities such as in the past.

LHCA Winterfest

Recipient: Lawson Heights Community Association

The goal of the LHCA Winterfest is to ensure everyone in our community feels engaged and involved, in all seasons.

Ice Castle - Bing Chengbao

Recipient: Riversdale Business Improvement District

An Ice Castle will be built at 2020 WinterShines Festival to honour the Chinese community and their contribution to the development of Riversdale and Saskatoon as a whole. The Ice Castle will be available for viewing for the duration of the Festival form Jan 25 through Feb 2, 2020.

Holiday Park Ski Trail Upgrade Estimates

Recipient: Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club

The Nordic Ski Club will be hiring a consultant for costing of ski trail upgrades at Holiday Park Golf Course as part of the SNSC's plan to develop first class ski facility at Gordie Howe Sports Complex and area.

Winter Family Day Carnival

Recipient: The Neighbourhood Church

This event is targeted for families in Saskatoon to have fun inside and outside in the community. It’s a free event for families to enjoy!

Yay! It’s Winter

Recipient: Saskatoon Open Door Society

This activity will introduce newcomer immigrants and refugees to fun winter activities so that they can enjoy the outdoors, remain active and develop a positive attitude towards winter. 

Kona Winter Festival

Recipient: Wanuskewin Heritage Park

2020 will be Wanuskewin’s third annual Kona Winter Festival. The Kona Winter Festival is a one-day event that offers opportunities for the public to engage in traditional winter-based activities offered through an Indigenous lens.