President: Deborah Hay, FFISaskatoon@gmail.com
The Club has been active for over 10 years and presently has 20 members
Saskatoon “Paris of the Prairies” is located along the banks of the South Saskatchewan river with a diverse population of 331,000 who enrich our cultural, culinary, arts, theatre, science and education scenes. We are home to the internationally recognized Remai Modern Art Gallery and Canadian Light Source Synchroton and Wanuskewin Heritage Park (soon to be designated as a World Heritage Site) as well as Batoche that has long been a centre of Metis culture and festivities and was the site of the Riel Rebellion.
There are numerous attractions to see in the “City of Bridges” and surrounding area including:
The Western Development Museum highlighting early development of Saskatoon, Ukrainian Museum, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Prairie Lily river cruise, Saskatoon Jazz Festival, Fringe Festival, Saskatoon Symphony, Folkfest and Pion-Era. As well, as many restaurants and night spots.
Outside of Saskatoon is Manitou Springs Resort and Mineral Spa and Danceland at Watrous. There are opportunities to visit Hutterite Colonies. If time permits, either before, after or during your journey, to visit Regina and the Legislative buildings and the RCMP training depot or Moose Jaw to explore the “tunnels” and Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa.
For more information about Saskatoon check tourismsaskatoon.com or Tourism Saskatchewan
We begin with a Welcome Party followed by activities, tours, free time, picnics, dinners, and a Farewell. We usually include a tour of the Synchroton and lunch at the University Club, a trip to Wanuskewin or Batoche, the Western Development Museum or the Remai Modern Art Gallery. Depending on the dates we may include visiting one of the festivals or theatre performances. We may venture outside of the city to visit a farm or other local sites.