Caregiving, fundraising

Dick’s Story

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As a caregiver, Dick Strayer knew what it was like to feel alone and not know where to turn. He is a founder of the Saskatoon Council on Aging’s [SCOA] Caregiver Support and Information Centre, a program that provides support for seniors who are caregivers. Through his work with the program, he spoke with hundreds of caregivers in Saskatoon and area.

“One of the best medicines is for caregivers to talk to other caregivers. Caregivers experience feelings of loneliness and it is great to find out that you are not alone, that there is someone there to help and where you can get advice.”

I’m a firm believer in the cause and I have a tremendous amount of respect for the organization. They deserve all the support that I can give them.”  ~ Dick Strayer

Dick’s vision for the future would be a provincial Caregiver program, training for caregivers and for people to know more about SCOA’s work.

“I devoted a lot of time to something that I truly believe in. It’s had an effect on my life no question.”

Dick gives to SCOA because “I’m a firm believer in the cause and I have a tremendous amount of respect for the organization. They deserve all the support that I can give them.”

“SCOA and Caregiver are at the top of my list always.”  ~ Dick Strayer

You can help us build a better future for older adults and caregivers – Donate now!

How to donate:
1. By Phone: 306.652.2255
2. in person at our office in the Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive
3. Online at CanadaHelps 

Dick’s caregiving story

Events, fundraising

Grand “Old” Opry Zoomer Style

Grand Old Opry Logo - webSaskatoon Council on Aging presents

Grand “Old” Opry – Zoomer Style event on March 27, 2020 at the Western Development Museum. 

News: Grand “Old” Opry finalists will be selected early this fall! More exciting news to follow for this one-of-a-kind event! 

Let’s celebrate the talents of older adults specializing in country and western music. This event will start with a wonderful meal followed by entertainment and an exciting competition between country music acts.

There will be several winners at the event.  Winners receive an award, press coverage and fan adoration”. This is your opportunity to be part of an entertaining night of fun where Saskatoon’s seasoned talent is showcased.

For more information call the Saskatoon Council on Aging at 306-652-2255.

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Events, fundraising

Grand “Old” Opry Zoomer Style

Call for auditions for our Grand “Old” Opry “Zoomer Style” Let Saskatoon know that you are a talented Country and Western style performer!

How:   Call by June 3 [306.652.2255] to ensure you get on the list to audition.  You will be contacted with further instructions for the next steps.

Who:  Older Adults 55 years and older (individuals or groups of up to 6)

What:  Saskatoon Council on Aging presents Grand “Old” Opry – Zoomer Style event on March 27, 2020 at the Western Development Museum. 

Let’s celebrate the talents of older adults specializing in country and western music. This event will start with a wonderful meal followed by entertainment and an exciting competition between country music acts.

There will be several winners at the event.  Winners receive an award, press coverage and fan adoration”. This is your opportunity to be part of an entertaining night of fun where Saskatoon’s seasoned talent is showcased.

For more information call the Saskatoon Council on Aging at 306-652-2255.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

age-friendly, Events, fundraising

Gala Night Celebrates Older Adults

Message from June Gawdun, Executive Director, Saskatoon Council on Aging [SCOA]

On October 25th many older adults enjoyed a lovely evening at the Best of Zoomer Idol event at the Western Development Museum.  This event showcased the talents of older adults in our community.  The funds generated from ticket sales and voting for your favourite idol go to support SCOA’s programs and services.  The room was packed with 323 guests attending.  A huge thanks to the Idols and to the organizing committee.

lilaThe people’s choice winner was Lila Henderson. In the spirit of having a fundraising event the Idols had the option to collect votes prior to the event.   Lila managed to collect just over $6000.00 in votes!
There was a tie for the judge’s choice.  The winners were Mary Ellen Buckwold and Roy Hargreaves. 

 

Thank you to everyone who attended.  Tax receipts will be issued during for a portion of the fee for your ticket and for votes that were $25.00 and up.

Thanks to our sponsors:

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Thanks to Prairie Meats
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Thanks to Saskatoon Media Group
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Thanks to Star Sponsors Edwards Family Centre; Barry Woytowich, RBC Dominion Securities; Affinity Credit Union
Dessert Sponsor:  Hillcrest Memorial 

 

Events, fundraising

The Best of Zoomer Idol

“The Best of Zoomer Idol”
A fundraiser for the Saskatoon Council on Aging

WHEN: Thursday, October 25th , 2018
Doors open 5 p.m. Supper 6:30 p.m.
Performances 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM
Tickets: $100  [partial tax receipt issued]
Phone 306-652-2255 or visit scoa.ca 

Presented by:
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Four years of Saskatoon Zoomer Idol yielded an astonishing
array of talent right here in River City.  Participation in Zoomer Idol provided wonderful opportunities for older adults 55+ to step into the spotlight. From a roster of 32 great acts, our co-artistic directors  selected 8 to perform in a gala showcase.
 Best of Zoomer Idol Contestants:
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  • To celebrate the talents of these older adults, the Saskatoon
    Council on Aging presents our fall fundraising event :
    The Best of Zoomer Idol.”
  • In 2017, attendees enjoyed “Partying on with Canada” at the fourth Saskatoon Zoomer Idol Competition.

For 2018, we look forward to an exciting grand finale for Zoomer!

 

Events, fundraising, Services

Get Your Groove on at Spotlight 2018!

Spotlight on Seniors is the largest showcase for older adults in Saskatchewan.  Held annually, the show is a day of fun for older adults and also promotes health and wellness.
Proudly presented by:
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This year’s show theme is “Get Your Groove On” and focuses on fun physical activities and games.
Featuring:
Hula Hoopsters – Creative movement and demonstrations
and more!
Musical entertainment includes Gopher Broke and Spectacle.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
TCU Place  Grand Salon – 35 22nd St. East, Saskatoon
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lunch available for purchase

  • Product demonstrations
  • Wellness and fitness information
  • Financial resources Information
  • Hobbies and leisure activities
  • Health products
  • Government services
  • And much more…

Also ….
Music, entertainment, free refreshments throughout the show

 

 

 

Events, fundraising

Cherry Bop Hop

Tickets sales are now closed – if you have already purchased tickets – many thanks and enjoy the event! 

PRESENTING SPONSOR – Cherry Cola 

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The Cherry Bop Hop is a new fundraising venture for the Saskatoon Council on Aging, This dinner & dance party features:

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Dance to the music of 50’s and 60’s
Location: Western Development Museum (WDM)
Doors Open: 5:00 p.m. Cocktails: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Program: 6 p.m. Supper: 6:30 p.m. Dance: 7:30 pm.

  • The band England playing tunes from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s
  • Eye-popping decorations and novelties
  • Signature cocktails and refreshments
  • Door prizes and raffles and much more!
  • Dance demos with Julie Janzen
  • Dance to the music of England
  • Take your selfie! Draggins Rod and Custom Car Club will have a Red 1964 Mercury Parklane Convertible on display!

Paint the town red! Wear red and be entered to win a cool prize!

Cherry Fizz Sponsor 

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Cherry Pop Sponsor

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