September 3, 2019


I hope you've had an enjoyable Labour Day long weekend. While it's disappointing summer has come to an end, September brings AGMs, community activities and back to school. 

September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Since becoming an MLA I've had a close relationship with Small But Mighty SK and their team of warriors. It's a sad reality that "kids get cancer too", but I am encouraged by their work and determination that that won't be true forever. I hope you'll join us at the 5th Annual Gold Walk happening Saturday, September 7 at 11:00am at Ecole Canadienne Francaise School.

See you in the constituency,

Eric Olauson
MLA Saskatoon University

More Than 190,000 Students Will Return To Classrooms For A Year Of Learning And Growing

September 3rd marks the beginning of the school year and thousands of energetic students around the province can’t wait to get back to the books.  As school returns, drivers are asked to be extra attentive on the roads as there is increased traffic due to school buses and students.

“I know firsthand how excited kids are at this time of year as they head back to school, or begin school for the first time” Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant said.  “I know many parents and educators who are eager to begin a new school year too and it is important that we all do our part to keep our students safe as they travel to and from school.”

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New Royal University Hospital Adult Emergency Department In Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan residents will soon have access to a brand new emergency department.  The Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Health Authority and Royal University Hospital Foundation today celebrated the grand opening of the new Royal University Hospital (RUH) adult emergency department (ED).

“This new emergency department will improve patient safety and privacy, accommodate more people and improve access for trauma and EMS personnel,” Health Minister Jim Reiter said.  “I am proud of our government’s investment in this project that will better meet the growing healthcare needs of Saskatoon residents.”

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Province Funds Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Saskatchewan residents living with epilepsy can look forward to greater access to monitoring and diagnostic services with a highly specialized telemetry unit at Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital (RUH).

The provincial government has committed to $1.35 million operational funding each year starting in 2020-21 to establish a four-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. The Royal University Hospital Foundation (RUHF) will begin efforts to fundraise $1.2 million for the cost of capital and equipment.

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Important Cultural Infrastructure Investments Support Shakespeare On The Saskatchewan

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, announced over $1.6 million in funding to support the redevelopment of the festival grounds for the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival.  He made the announcement on behalf of Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism and François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Inc. will use the funding for construction of a new amphitheatre base for the stage, audience seating, and park-style pavilions for dressing rooms, box office and concessions.  The organization will purchase a new tent structure to accommodate the larger amphitheatre, along with new energy-efficient lighting, sound equipment and riser decking for the stage.

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$5.8 Million For Saskatoon Policing Initiatives
Photo Credit: Saskatoon Police Service
The Ministry of Corrections and Policing’s is providing $4.9 million for policing initiatives in Saskatoon through the Municipal Police Grants program.

The grant will fund 43 existing Saskatoon Police Service positions in 2019-2020. 

“This funding helps to enhance community safety and reduce crime in Saskatoon,” Saskatoon Westview MLA David Buckingham said on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell.  “We are proud to be able to support the Saskatoon Police Service and the work it does every day protecting citizens in our great city.”

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Small but Mighty 5th Annual Gold Walk
Wear your yellow and gold and walk with us to spread awareness of childhood cancers! We walk rain or shine!
BBQ at 11:00. Walk promptly at 12:30.
Location: 2320 Louise Ave in Saskatoon. It’s at École Canadienne Francaise - Pavillon Gustave Dubois.

This event happens rain or shine! Please dress appropriately for the walk!

🏫 The event is taking place at Ecole Canadienne Francaise - Pavillon Gustave Dubois in Saskatoon. The address is 2320 Louise Ave. This year, please enter at the main doors off Louise. Look for the BBQ!

🌭 FREE hotdog BBQ starts at 11:00! It will wrap up at 12:15 so we can organize for the walk. If there are hotdogs left to cook, the BBQ will likely start up again after the speech part of the event.

🚗🚌🚚 PARKING: There is a very small parking lot at the school, as well as residential parking in the surrounding area. Market Mall is just a short walk away and has plenty of parking as well. Please be respectful to our neighbours and do not walk on lawns, or block driveways.

♻️ Silver for Gold will be onsite to take your tab donations! You can find them at the back corner of the gym. This year they will also have a fun station set up where kids can help paint some collection bins to be used for tab donations throughout the province.

🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️The walk is approximately 2km long and is wheelchair accessible (as is our venue). Most of the intersections we cross have traffic lights - please obey them! There are two intersections near the condos on Preston that do not have traffic lights. As a common courtesy, we ask that participants stop to let traffic through when it is obvious that vehicles are trying to get in or out of these driveways. We will all meet at the vacant lot across from the Petro-Canada before heading back to the school, so we will all be back together then! The walk starts PROMPTLY at 12:30 from the school.

🖼Posters will be handed out randomly for participants to carry during the walk. There will be NO REQUESTS taken for specific posters. In the past, this has had us with some children's posters "left out" when the walk begins. We hope that by handing out the posters at random, folks will learn new names and faces and develop a stronger appreciation for why we do what we do. Posters will be handed out at the door on the way out,and must be returned at the door on the way back in. Posters are property of Small But Mighty SK.

💰The DONATION and TICKETS SALES tables will be up and running at 11:00 am when the BBQ starts. Please note that ticketed activities will not start until after the speeches (approx 2:30pm) but get your tickets early so that you can avoid a lineup! Bake sale table will open from 12:00-12:20 for any treats you want before the walk!

🗣 The brief formal program happens right after the walk. Please gather in the gymnasium. This is an important time to connect with, celebrate, and honour our SK pediatric oncology community. Bring tissues.

💲 TIcket prices: $1/ticket (CASH ONLY)
Princess and Star Wars Photo Booths: 5 tickets
Face Painting: 5 tickets
Balloons from Beeper/Kenni: 2 tickets
Balloon/Ribbons/Stickers: 1 ticket
Decals: Large - 5 tickets; Small - 2 tickets
Baking: 1-3 tickets
Drinks: 1-2 tickets
Cotton Candy: 3 tickets
Popcorn: 2 tickets

✔️ Silent Auction payments can be made by cash, cheque, or etransfer. The silent auction will close at 3:45. ❗️All bid sheets will be gathered by a volunteer after the auction closes and brought to a central location. From there, please find your winning bid sheet and bring it to the payment table. Once you have paid, bring your sheet to the volunteers at the item area to pick up your item(s). ❗️ You do not need to be present to claim your item. We will contact you to arrange payment and pick up. Should there be any leftover items, an online auction will be held on this page in the week following the Gold Walk.

We are so excited to see everyone there, to bring this incredible community together!! See you Saturday!

BBQ with Premier Scott Moe
Community Association News
Varsity View Community Association
In Person Registration
Brunskill School- Multi Purpose Room
September 5, 2019 and September 10, 2019

East College Park Community Association
AGM & Family Fun Day in the Park
Roland Michener School
September 7, 2019
*AGM at 12:15pm

College Park Community Association
AGM & In Person Registration
College Park School
September 11, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
* At the AGM & Registration night there will be free food for everyone. All welcome to attend.

Greystone Heights Community Association
In Person Registration
Greystone Heights School- Library
September 11, 2019

Contact information

Constituency Office:
1B- 270 Acadia Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7H 3V4
F. 306-244-4225

Legislative Office:
Room 132, Legislative Building
Regina, SK  S4S 0B3
F. 306-787-3174
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