Events, fundraising

A Fundraiser Concert with Saskia and Darrel; The Great Plains

A Fundraiser Concert with Saskia and Darrel;
The Great Plains.

Everyone is WELCOME!!!! 
Sunday, March 11 at 7:00 PM
Presented by/at: The Mount Royal Emmanuel United Church

Tickets $15/Person. Available from Barb at 306.249.2433 or 306.370.0136. Tickets also at the door.

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An evening filled with laughter and friendship, this is a show not to be missed!!

​Award winning Canadian Folk Duo Saskia and Darrel LOVE what they do and it shows in every song they sing. They have an easy, crowd-friendly style that instantly endears them to any audience. This is “real” Canadian Music, woven around exquisite melodies, drenched in our culture and heritage delivered in comfortable highly skilled sets with oodles of self-poking humor. Enjoy a taste of Celtic, a dab of Bluegrass, some beautiful Gospel and some toe tapping favorites. Warning…..there might be some yodelin’!

They perform throughout all of Canada and Western Europe and have cultivated an immense following…… winning over their fans one town, one hall at a time.

One of the Great Songwriters in Canada; Gary Fjellgaard.
“The Voice of an Angel”. Gerrit Vermeij. Radio 2  Holland.
“Standing Ovation in Switzerland”.  Signed Robert Collette, Ambassador, Berne/Canadian Embassy, Bern.
“Wild response from the Audience”. Todd Maclean. The Guardian, Charlotte Town, Prince Edward Island.

What do the fans say…………………

Uplifted my Spirits!! I wanted to thank you both for the wonderful show. It uplifted my spirits and I could see many others around me. From the bottom of my heart, I just want to let you know how much your music, voices and spirits touch all who are lucky enough to be in the audience. Thanks again, we have a couple of CD’s now so we can listen again, and again……….Randi and Art. Nipawin.

See you on stage! “The first time I heard the song “Laura’s Kitchen” I knew Darrel and Saskia had something special. The rest of the songs on this CD measure up to that standard. Heartfelt lyrics, friendly melodies, great vocals all supported by Darrel’s intricate acoustic guitar. Saskia more than holds her own with sensitive electric bass. Their live performance matches the quality of the CD. With the stories around the songs, it all adds up to an enjoyable evening of entertainment. A very comfortable visit to “Laura’s Kitchen”. See you on stage.” -Gary Fjellgaard-

Great Singing & Musicianship. Saskia and Darrel have assembled a great batch of songs on “songbirds”. They’ve obviously put in their time playing together, and it shows on this album; full of great singing, musicianship, and heart-felt original songs. -Steve Dawson-

Catch One’s Breath. Saskia & Darrel: What a fabulous show! Between hilarious stories and poignant song lyrics accented by extraordinary harmonies, there was hardly a moment to catch one’s breath. It was an evening none of us will forget for a very long while! Thank you on behalf of the Anne Murray Centre for an outstanding performance.” -Susan Belliveau-. Springhill, Nova Scotia.

You have music power!! Your music, personalities, talent and presence are unforgettable. You have music power and finally experiencing that power in person will always be one of the highlights of my moments in an audience! Kudos to you both and this website is Awesome!!! Happy Thoughts your way Always in All Ways! Madlyn Andres – Calgary

 

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fundraising, Publications

Two great cookbooks!

Back by popular demand just in time for the holidays! Two great cookbooks to choose from: Living Simply or A Taste of Time. You may decide to get both!  The books are $20 each and proceeds go towards SCOA`s programs and services.

Living Simply is a great gift for anyone who is venturing out on their own for the first time, has recently assumed new family responsibilities or is new to Canada. Prepared by the Association of Saskatchewan Home Economists (Saskatoon), this book is more than just great recipes. It also offers practical tips and basic home skills on anything from how to safely thaw meats to reading labels. 

A Taste of Time features treasured family recipes and the stories that make them memorable. Enjoy over 222 recipes, unique anecdotes and quirky tips. Each section of the cookbook is marked with beautiful, original drawings by local artist Helen Johnson.

Don’t hesitate – reserve your copies of these treasures today! Call 306-652-2255.  

Events, fundraising, Partners

Festival of Wreaths Mix & Mingler

Festival of Wreaths Mix & Mingler

Opening the holiday season

Festival of Wreaths Mix & Mingler, November 28th, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Adorn your door with one of our beautiful home made wreaths!  Proceeds will support the Saskatoon Council On Aging, a non profit organization dedicated to the promotion of dignity, health and independence of older adults.
Event held at Preston Park 1, 114 Armistice Way, Saskatoon.
RSVP to Preston Park 306-933-0515 or SCOA 306-652-2255, 

You are invited to party with us on November 28th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. VIP present wreath awards, meet and greet Saskatoon’s newest VIP’s

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Musical entertainment, enjoy holiday classics with Maurice Drouin

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Extra happy happy hour, exceptional Christmas spirits at Santa pricing

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Live auction, raffle, silent auction, Chase the Ace

Note: Bidders do not need to be present to win prizes.  Advance wreath purchase available.

Sneak peek preview open house
November 21, 2017 from 2:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.,

Check out this year’s wreath designs, purchase or advance bid on your favorites, place your holiday wishes in the wishing well, enjoy cookies and sugar rimmed cocktails!
Your invitation to the preview party is complimentary.
Further information is available at the Preston Park Market Mall kiosk or call 306-933-0515.  Don’t wait, RSVP the preview event, be inspired by creative door decor.   Home made baking will be served.

 Wreath Wishing Well  *    Shop the Wreath Ornaments * Chase the Ace     
Themed Design   *   Exciting DIY events

 

 

Events, fundraising, Partners

2nd Annual Festival of Wreaths

Preston Park Retirement Residence is excited to host the Festival of Wreaths November 21 – 28, 2017.  All events held at 114 Armistice Way, Saskatoon.

wreathAdorn your door with one of our beautiful home made wreaths!  Proceeds will support the Saskatoon Council On Aging, a non profit organization dedicated to the promotion of dignity, health and independence of older adults.

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A week of holiday cheer to get you in the decorating spirit…

Tuesday, November 21: Sneak Peak Open House and advance bidding begins, Chase the Ace Draw

Wednesday, November 22: DIY Wreath and Door Swag Design with professional designer

Thursday, November 23: Silver White Winters display

Friday, November 24: Door Bells and Sleigh Bells display with crisp apple strudel

Saturday, November 25: Holiday Door Swag Display

Sunday, November 26: Balloon Wreath Winning, pop for prizes

Monday, November 27: Wreath wrap up – last chance to pre-purchase your favorite wreath

Tuesday, November 28: Merry Mix & Mingler – Live auction, raffle, entertainment and more!

Don’t wait, RSVP for any of the events 306-933-0515 and be inspired by creative door decor.   Home made baking will be served.  

 Wreath Wishing Well  * Shop the Wreath Ornaments  *  Chase the Ace   ♣

SNEAK PREVIEW OPEN HOUSE:
November 21, 2017 from 2:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. – Preston Park 1, 114 Armistice Way 
Check out this year’s wreath designs, purchase or advance bid on your favorites, place your holiday wishes in the wishing well, enjoy cookies and sugar rimmed cocktails!
FREE to attend – Further information is available at the Preston Park Market Mall kiosk,  or call us directly at 306-933-0515 or Saskatoon Council on Aging 306-652-2255.

 

 

Events, fundraising, General

10 Reasons to audition for Zoomer Idol

Why you should audition….

1. The unique chance to perform for a live audience
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2. Have fun
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3. Meet new people
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4. Do something special to celebrate Canada 150
5. The joy of sharing music with an audience
6.  You’re tired of singing in the shower.
7. You promised yourself you’d step out of your comfort zone and pursue your artistic passions.
8. The chance to work with others
9. Grow as an artist and performer
10. Sense of accomplishment and achievement

Auditions to be held June 26, 27 and 30th, Knox United Church, Saskatoon. Eight talented acts will be selected to perform at Zoomer Idol on October 19, 2017.
Phone 306-652-2255 for auditions! 

About Zoomer Idol 

 

Events, fundraising, General

Could YOU Be Saskatoon’s next Zoomer Idol?

Saskatoon Council on Aging presents Saskatoon’s next Zoomer Idol competition on 

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at TCU Place.

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zoomer1About Zoomer Idol:
Saskatoon Zoomer Idol is a fundraising event for the Saskatoon Council on Aging. Zoomer Idol features a showcase of 8 very talented seasoned acts and celebrates the diverse talents of older adults.

Proceeds go towards the Saskatoon Council on Aging’s programs to promote the health, dignity and independence of older adults.

Who can take part:  Older Adults 55 years and older (individuals or groups of up to 8). If selected as finalists, all participants must be available to compete at Zoomer Idol on October 19th, 2017.

Why:  You have talent in voice, dance, comedy, magic, storytelling, poetry reading, etc… suitable for a  large venue

How:  Auditions will be held in June 2017; 8 acts will be selected to compete at Zoomer Idol on October 19th, 2017.

For inquiries, phone Saskatoon Council on Aging at 306-652-2255

When:  Auditions will take place (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

Monday, June 26th, 2017
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Friday, June 30th, 2017

Where:  Knox United Church,   838 Spadina Crescent E (use side door)

The winner of Zoomer Idol will receive a trophy, 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.

Zoomer Sponsors as of May 30, 2017