Classes, Lifelong Learning

Winter 2018 Classes

Registration for all programs must be paid in advance.
Space is limited. Call SCOA at 306-652-2255 to register.
Classes held at SCOA – 2020 College Drive unless otherwise indicated.

Angel Art Creations smallangel
Create your own special angels filled with hope and love. Your angels will be created using mixed media: fabric, embellishments, re purposed materials, and acrylic on canvas. Contact SCOA to register and receive your supplies list.
Date:    Tuesdays: Jan 30, Feb 6, 13 & 20 (12 hrs) 1 pm-4 pm
Cost:    $95


Explosive Ink on Tile inkontile
Come and have an explosive time creating colourful inked 6×6 ceramic tiles for your home. There is no skill required – all supplies included. You will take home 4 amazing tiles and 2 stands for display. You won’t want to miss this fantastic fun-filled opportunity to add some vibrant colour into your life or to give a great gift to someone special.

Date:    March 7, 2018 (3 hrs)   1pm-4pm  Date:   April 4, 2018    (3 hrs)   1pm-4pm
Cost:    $50 per class

 Introduction to Spring Birding
Using spring waterfowl as examples, we will develop identification skills:  observe field marks and bird behavior, recognize bird song and understand the role of habitat in finding and identifying birds.  We will also review binoculars, field guides and smart phone apps that can enhance your birding experience.  You can even use your newly developed skills to contribute to “Citizen Science”. The 3rd session will be held outside at a city park.
Dates:  Wednesday, April 25, May 2 & 9 (6hrs) 2-4pm
Cost:    $30

Terrariums and Tea Workshop terrarium
Add a touch of whimsy and nature to your home with a stunning terrarium.  Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of learning, fun, and refreshments with Master Gardener Sandra Schweder as she walks you through the tips and tricks of creating your very own closed terrarium.   Single admissions are $60 or save by registering 2 or more people for $55(must be registered in the same transaction).  No fuss, pet friendly and no green thumbs required!

Date:    March 1st   (2hrs)   1:30 -3:30
Date:    March 15th (2hrs)   1:30-3:30

Cost: $60.00 per class.
NOTE CLASS LOCATION: Lakewood Civic Centre -1635 McKercher Dr.



Apple Technology Classes
Beginner one-on-one Apple classes on Fridays.  Become more confident using your Apple iPad or iPhone. Register now for 2 classes of 1.5 hrs (3 hrs) which includes a take home manual.
Date: Fridays    Cost:  $40
Phone 306-652-2255 to book sessions

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(Any type of technology device)
One-on-one beginner technology classes with students from local high schools.
Program to run in April; a waiting list will be kept.
Cost:    $10 (Fee to cover administration costs)


To show appreciation for our full members ( members that have paid $25 for their annual membership with SCOA), we are offering early bird registration until January 8th also a 10% discount on classes/programs. Note: Memberships run from May 1 to April 30 – annual renewals are on May 1. 

If you do not have a full membership, you can become one now (Phone 306-652-2255 or download membership form 2017 SCOA Membership – With fees ) or you can register starting January 9th.

Starting January 9th anyone can register and full members can still receive the 10% discount.

age-friendly, Partners

Working with Seniors Video

From 2011-2016, the Saskatoon Council on Aging conducted a five-year research project called the Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative to assess the needs of older adults in Saskatoon. Through the research and community conversations that were conducted over the 5 years, hundreds of older adults described what it is like to grow old in Saskatoon, identified the kinds of supports that would provide a better quality of life and recommended actions needed to promote healthy aging.

In 2015 Saskatoon Council on Aging approached Chief Weighill and then Chief Paulson to explore actions recommended in Saskatoon Council on Aging’s Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative that would enhance the safety of our community from the perspective of older adults. Both Chiefs took action: a working group was formed with SCOA, Police and Fire representatives and a number of activities have come from this group. This video is one.

It is rewarding to work with community partners who are dedicated to serving the older adult population in Saskatoon. SCOA joins with Police and Fire Services, and Preston Park to celebrate the Working with Seniors training video—and the fabulous actors! We celebrate community partnership, community action, and the knowledge that the police and fire services now have a tool to raise staff awareness about older adult issues that will help in their work to create a safer, age-friendly Saskatoon.

General, Important Notices

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Field House Parking Changes Effective Monday, April 24th

Field House Parking Changes  Effective Monday, April 24th


The University of Saskatchewan is set to begin construction of the new twin-ice facility on April 24, 2017. Saskatoon Field House patrons will see some changes to available parking starting April 24 when a construction fence will be erected and there will be no public access to the south parking lot located on university grounds.

For patrons using the Field House during this time, the north parking lot or Lot #15 (U of S designated lot located east of the Field House) will be available for vehicle parking.  All patron vehicles parked in these lots must register their license plate through the parking terminal located in the lobby at the Field House. There is no fee for Saskatoon Field House patrons to park, but your license plate must be registered though the parking terminal.  Please refer to posted parking restrictions located on site and at the parking kiosk.

The City of Saskatoon appreciates your patience as we manage the parking requirements during the construction phase.  We will continue to work with our user groups and patrons to accommodate parking needs and provide updates as required.