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MĒ TA WĒ TĀN Programs

Whatever your age there is a MĒ TA WĒ TĀN program for you. MĒ TA WĒ TĀN programs are a fun way for all ages to get active in sport, culture and recreation. Whether you are a tiny tot learning how to jig, taking a class with an Indigenous instructor, or learning the art of Indigenous drums and song, attending a MĒ TA WĒ TĀN class means you’ll meet others with similar cultural interests, learn more about the Indigenous traditions, and get active in an environment that helps you learn the tools to a healthier lifestyle and staying active. You’ll always feel welcome and have loads of fun at the City of Saskatoon’s MĒ TA WĒ TĀN programs. 

Youth Centres

Free!  For ages 10 to 14 years, the MĒ TA WĒ TĀN  youth centres are the perfect gathering place to get active, meet new friends, and have some fun in the evening. 

Fairhaven School
          Tuesdays, April 26 - June 14, 2022 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Mayfair School
          Thursdays, April 28 - June 9, 2022 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm ; CLOSED: May 19, 2022

Little Sisters in Action

Since 2011, the City of Saskatoon has organized a program called ‘Little Sisters in Action.’ The program objective is to increase and expose physical activities for Indigenous girls, ages 10-14yrs. The event is designed to focus on promoting an active and healthy lifestyle through various physical activities, and to enhance self-confidence through a leadership development, and to connect to traditional teachings from an Elder. The program supports the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action #90:

We call upon the federal government to ensure that national sports policies, programs, and initiatives are inclusive of Aboriginal peoples, including, but not limited to, establishing: i. In Collaboration with provincial and territorial governments, stable funding for, and access to, community sports programs that reflect the diverse cultures and traditional sporting activities of Aboriginal peoples.

From 2011-2017, the ‘Little Sisters in Action’ program was traditionally a one-day event were participants experienced a variety of 6 activities. Through observation and evaluation, it was recognized that participants would benefit exponentially if the girls were given an opportunity to generate a longer bond with role models, and to foster lifelong friendships. In 2018, the program evolved from a one-day event to a seven week program to better meet the need of the community.

 

Current Programs

Fitness Boot Camp
          Mondays, April 4 - June 13, 2022, St. Mary's School at 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Run Club
          Thursdays, April 7 - June 2, 2022, St. Mary's School at 6:00 - 7:00 pm