Members of the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra's string ensemble were on hand to perform for sick kids at the Royal University Hospital.
The performance on Sunday was part of the hospital's new Kids for Kids initiative. The program will see children and youth groups from around the city invited to come and help spread some cheer to kids in the pediatrics unit.
"We are going to see many more events, other than this, with other groups who are going to come here to help our children," said Dr. Laurence Givelichian, the hospital's head of pediatrics.
It was an evening of inspiration, motivation and laughter as Oprah Winfrey took the stage at Credit Union Centre.
“I’m here to share some parts of my life with you so that when you leave here tonight, you will live more forcefully and turn up the volume on your life,” she told the predominantly female audience.
A woman who gained fame for talking about real issues, she proved not much has changed since ending her 25-year run as the host of the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Organizers of the Oprah live event at Credit Union Centre are anticipating a capacity crowd when they open the doors this afternoon.
They are advising people to be prepared for traffic as about 13,000 people are expected to show up to see the talk show icon.
In a release put out ahead of today's event, Centre staff are asking people to remember a few tips:
- Show up early: doors are at 4:30 p.m., with Oprah scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m.
- Follow instructions from CUC parking staff and police at the event
-Car pool if possible
The Canadian Women's Foundation is asking people to get moving to end violence against women.
The foundation kicked off its annual Move for Hope fundraiser with events across the country. In Saskatoon, about 50 people got together at Station 20 West to take part in a one hour fitness challenge. The participants raised money through pledges as they were put through their paces by professional aerobics instructors.
The campaign runs until May 12, and will include a telethon as well as special promotions at Winners and HomeSense stores.
It might officially be spring but all the gloomy weather sure hasn't raised any spirits.
Penney Murphy with Penney Murphy and Associates counseling in Saskatoon says they have seen many clients come in with the winter blues.
“Given the weather and that we’re also anxious for spring and it’s just not coming, it’s getting people down,” Murphy said on the Brent Loucks show Friday.
City Hall is going forward on a trunk-line expansion in the city’s east edge.
The expansion, announced Friday, was originally slated to get underway two years ago but was delayed in favour of other infrastructure projects.
“We’re getting ready to launch our first tunnel for the McOrmond Drive trunk-sewer project. It involves the construction of two tunnels, one for sanitary sewer and the other for storm sewers,” said special projects manager Dan Willems.
RCMP are reporting a young boy is dead following a crash.
Officers from the Rosetown RCMP detachment were called to the scene of the accident just before 8 a.m. on Thursday.
Eight people were hospitalized after being injured in a head-on collision between an eastbound van and a westbound car on the highway about 80 km southwest of the city near Harris, Sask.
Among them was the young boy, who STARS air ambulance flew to Saskatoon for treatment .
Today Rosetown RCMP are reporting that he has died as a result of his injuries.
An accident at McKercher and Acadia Drives sent three people to hospital with injuries this afternoon.
A white car was traveling northbound on the inside lane of McKercher Drive when it went up onto the meridian and struck a tree.
Saskatoon police responded and found the male driver of the vehicle to be in medical distress.
The scene has since been cleared and traffic flow has returned to normal.
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Daylynn Starblanket can barely contain her excitement about the upcoming trip.
"On a scale out of one to 10, I'll probably pick 10," she said smiling.
Starblanket and seven other kids from Saskatoon are leaving for Disney World next week as part of Air Canada's Dreams Take Flight program.
Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison has flown to China as part of a business trip, sponsored by the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA).
Atchison and representative from Canada's 10 largest cities will be meeting with 30 Chinese companies and investors over the next six days to see if there are potential business opportunities down the line, said Richard Brown, the mayor's chief communications officer.