There’s no denying, we have a ton of talent here in Saskatoon and an annual charity showcase is going ahead online. Music for the Gut is a fundraiser for Crohns and Colitis Canada and in its decade-long history has raised $157,000 for the charity. The 2020 show had to be cancelled but, where there’s a will, there’s a way and the Houghton family has called on its talented friends to put together a virtual performance. The show is free but donations are gratefully accepted.
To find out more and see the show, click this link.
Saskatchewan Covid Vigil
Thursday – 7:00p.m.
Artists are coming together to mark the one-year anniversary of the pandemic in Saskatchewan. This performance will feature poet Peace Akintade, pianist Thomas Yu and Roughriders CEO Jim Hopson. During the vigil viewers from home will be encouraged to light candles in remembrance of the people who’ve been lost to the virus. The second half of the program will be focused on celebrating resilience during this difficult year and hope for the future. Online access is free but you do have to register to get the Zoom link.
Try a kick-sled courtesy of Escape Sports and the Buena Vista Community Association. (Escape Sports/Facebook)
Winter Family Fun
Saturday – 1:00p.m.
Buena Vista Park
There’s one group in this city hoping the snow stays for a little longer. The Buena Vista Community Association has an outdoor party planned for families this weekend. Thanks to the City of Saskatoon’s Take It Outside grant and help from Escape Sports, the association has an afternoon full of drop-in activities planned. Try a kick-sled, snowshoes or touring skis with the kids and it’s all free of charge.
If you’re looking for a great way to ring in spring and get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, look no further than the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s Night in Dublin. This live stream performance will feature Irish singer/songwriter Eileen Laverty, Celtic fiddler Kim deLaforest and guest conductor Paul Suchan. This is a show full of traditional Irish music and Laverty’s original tunes. If you want to make a full-on date night of it, the SSO has partnered with O’Shea’s Irish Pub for a take-away menu with favourites like Fish ‘N Chips and Irish Stew… even Guinness. You have until Thursday to order the food and tickets for the performance are $20.