February 1, 2020


January was a busy month!  We survived -50 and now we're moving into warmer weather.  Thank goodness.  Can you blame us for putting door-knocking on hold?  We're back on the doors again, so I hope to see many of you in the days and weeks ahead.

This month I hosted my first Coffee and Conversations with your MLA. Some of you came out with your concerns and others joined to hear about the positive strides our government has made in the last four years. I hope to see more of you at the next one.  Watch for it!

See you in the constituency,

Eric Olauson
MLA Saskatoon University

Government Of Saskatchewan Proclaims Day Of Action Against Hate And Intolerance

It was my pleasure to deliver a Certificate of Proclamation of Action Against Hate and Intolerance to Cathedral of the Holy Family.
January 29, 2020 has been proclaimed Day of Action Against Hate and Intolerance in Saskatchewan.

This proclamation recognizes that there’s no place for racism in Saskatchewan.

The date marks the tremendous loss that took place on January 29, 2017 when six Canadian Muslim men lost their lives and many were gravely injured in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City.

“Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our country,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said. “We must all stand together against all forms of hatred and intolerance, and work together to promote inclusion and acceptance.”

Continue reading here.
I was honoured to attend the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Quebec Remembrance. 
I also had the privilege of delivering a Certificate of Proclamation to my friends from the Ahmadiyya community.

Winter Fun Continues In Saskatchewan Provincial Parks!

Sask Parks is offering more winter activities this year than ever before.  With ten special events taking place throughout February and March, there is still plenty of opportunity to get out to a park for some winter fun the whole family will enjoy.

“So far this winter, we’ve had hundreds of Saskatchewan residents take part in our winter activities,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said.  “With a variety of events planned around skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more, there is still plenty of opportunity to get out and discover what winter in the parks is all about.”

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New community centre opens on USask campus

The centre has bookable space for wellness-related activities, such as yoga and healthy eating classes, is the home base for Peer Health, a student health education group, and is frequented by university faith leaders, who offer spiritual guidance and support.

“It is well known that a sense of belonging, acceptance and connection are foundational to health and well-being,” said Peter Hedley, director of Student Supports and Services. “Spaces like this one, that offer an opportunity for students to find a sense of belonging and build community, are vital.”

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Article credit:University of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan’s Vapour Product Legislation Now In Force

In order to better protect Saskatchewan youth from risks associated with vaping, The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act takes effect tomorrow, February 1, 2020. 

“I’m excited to have this legislation in place,” Minister of Health Jim Reiter said.  “This legislation will protect Saskatchewan youth from the harmful effects of vapour products.  If you never smoked, then don’t vape.”

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Junos 2020 in Saskatoon: Alessia Cara named host, tops list of nominees

A mix of young and old, fresh and familiar, are set to highlight the 2020 Juno Awards in Saskatoon — with a 23-year-old superstar taking centre stage on the biggest night in Canadian music.

Multi-time Juno winner and Grammy winner Alessia Cara will not only serve as host for the 2020 Junos, she also leads the list of nominees with six. The youngest female host in Junos history is up for best album, single (Out Of Love), artist, songwriter, pop album and Juno Fan Choice.

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Article credit: Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Thousands compete in the Knights of Columbus Sask. Indoor Games

The Knights of Columbus Saskatchewan Indoor Games are hosting thousands of athletes at the Field House.

The 55th annual track meet attracts high-level athletes from across Canada and the U.S. Thursday to Sunday.

On the opening day, elementary students were the focus.

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Article credit: CTV News Saskatoon

Community Association News
Varsity View Community Association
Board Meeting
Brunskill School- Library
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Public welcome to attend.

East College Park 
Monthly Meeting
Roland Michener School - Library
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Everyone welcome.

East College Park Winter Day in the Park
Sunday, March 8, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sidney Buckwold Park
Come out and enjoy free sleigh rides, a hot dog roast, hot drinks, skating, sledding and winter games. Please bring your own skates and sleds.

Greystone Community Association
Winter Fun Day!
Greystone Heights Park
Sunday, March 3, 2020
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sleigh rides, games, skating, face painting, tobogganing. Fun for the whole family. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun. 

Greystone Community Association
Soccer Registration
Greystone Heights School - Front Entrance
Thursday, February 28, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
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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