The Community Development Branch with the City of Saskatoon has been running two programs in Silverwood Heights this summer. They have employed two highly skilled employees at each site who are trained in High Five which gives them the skills to work with kids ensuring they know how to run an all inclusive, safe, fun, culturally diverse, and caring environment. The two leaders at each site are also trained in a variety of other areas, some of which include First Aid, CPR, OH&S and WHMIS.
Washrooms are also located on site at both facilities for participants' use.
They have other visiting programs that show up at both sites to add another dimension of fun and learning for the children and youth. Participating programs include but are not limited to the MeTaWeTan Cultural Van, Saskatoon Public Library, Soccer Kids in the Park, and Meewasin Valley Authority just to name a few.
Both programs are entirely free for children and youth to show up and have fun while being actively supervised by trained leaders. The program runs rain or shine so be prepared to come out and have fun.
Youth Program Site: Brownell School 274 Russell Road
This program runs out of the school and is targeted at serving older children and youth.
The leaders will engage the children through a variety of physical activities, crafts, and games. Also, on site and free of charge are larger table games including a pool table.
Brownell is considered a Youth Center and is open Monday –Thursday 11:30am-7pm and Friday 1:30pm-5:30pm
Brownell Youth Center opened on July 5 and the last day of programming is scheduled for August 21.
Playground Program Site: St. Angela School 302 Russell Road
This program includes a chemically maintained paddling pool and is targeted at serving younger children. The city policy at all paddling pools is that for every 2 preschoolers (aged 5 and under) there must be 1 responsible person 12 years of age or older at arm’s length in the pool supervising the preschooler. The leaders at St. Angela also have access to a school classroom to use for crafts and games or in case of inclement weather.
The leaders will engage the children through a variety of water games, physical activities, crafts, and other non-water related games.
St. Angela is considered a Playground Program and is open Monday – Thursday 10:30am-6pm and Friday 12pm-4:30pm. This program also runs on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm.
St. Angela Weekday Playground Program opened on July 4 and the last day of programming is scheduled for August 27.
St. Angela Weekend Playground Program opened on July 6 and the last day of programming is scheduled for August 18.
Enjoy your summer in Silverwood!