News

Nov
02
2017

Join Our Team!

We are a very creative team but we need someone...who can finish this sentence.  Please submit a CV and cover letter to info@readsaskatoon.com. Deadline to apply is Friday, November 24, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Salary range is $18 - $24 per hour. Job Purpose The Communicat...

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Oct
30
2017

Conexus Credit Union Steps Forward for Literacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Saskatoon, October 23, 2017 - Financial literacy and volunteerism are important to Conexus Credit Union. Today, it was announced that READ Saskatoon and Conexus Credit Union will partner on a three-year initiative, helping develop literacy skills of i...

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Oct
18
2017

nehiyawak Language Experience T-shirts

T-shirts right off the press! Proceeds go towards the nehiyawak Language Experience Camp, indigenous language revitalization in Treaty 6 Territory.   Please email info@readsaskatoon.com with style and size of t-shirt, how you would like to pay (cash, credit or e-transfer) ...

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Aug
21
2017

Become a Committee member and/or Financial Literacy Guru Volunteer at READ Saskatoon

READ Saskatoon, a community-based literacy organization serving Saskatoon and the province, is recruiting committee members and financial literacy volunteers for 2017-2019. We are seeking caring community leaders with a passion for learning to join our board committees and/or b...

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Aug
14
2017

Saskatoon philanthropist honoured for community building

Saskatoon, August 14, 2017 – On August 28, at the READ Saskatoon Golf Tournament for Literacy, Miners Construction and Mike and Rhonda Stensrud will be presented with the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon’s Community Builder Award. The award honours local partnerships that are workin...

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May
31
2017

PGI Golf Tournament Committee Members Needed!

Are you looking to grow your volunteer skills? Interested in helping out with one of READ Saskatoon’s largest fundraisers? We are seeking three (3) energetic, enthusiastic, and well-networked individuals to help with our 11th annual PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy. Please cal...

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Apr
10
2017

Literature and Literacy Collide for the Good of Community

Saskatoon, April 10, 2017– On Thursday, May4th at the Broadway Theatre, four Saskatchewan authors will donate their time for the good of literacy. Harold Johnson, Candace Savage, Guy Vanderhaeghe, and Bill Waiser will read from their work, along with several READ Saskatoon cli...

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Feb
16
2017

Become a board member at READ Saskatoon

READ Saskatoon, a community based literacy organization serving Saskatoon and the province, is recruiting members for its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. READ Saskatoon is seeking caring community leaders with a passion for learning to join our Board as we set our path f...

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Jan
12
2017

Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life contribute $20,000 to Collaborative Learning Space in Saskatoon

January 12, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life contribute $20,000  to Collaborative Learning Space in Saskatoon  Saskatoon, January 12, 2017 – Central Park Common, a community shared space between READ Saskatoon and t...

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Jan
03
2017

Family Literacy Month 2017

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Literacy Connect Us – Family Literacy Month 2017 Julie Mintenko did not know what to expect when she covered a story about READ Saskatoon’s Family Literacy programs almost a decade ago. She certainly did not expect to be...

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Dec
15
2016

LIT UP! 2017 - Information and Save the Date

LIT UP! Spotlighting Literacy Presented by PotashCorp: LIT UP! is a fun, business causal evening that spotlights literacy with great volunteer recognition. Join us for good company, tasty eats, sweet treats, and the chance to bid on silent and live auction items. Date: ...

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Dec
15
2016

November's Financial Literacy Month Impact and Results

Last month was Financial Literacy month and we’re proud to share that it was another successful campaign! In partnership with Affinity Credit Union, we help Saskatchewan families learn, grow and strengthen their financial literacy skills. All throughout November, peop...

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Nov
01
2016

November is Financial Literacy Month!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SASKATCHEWAN - READ Saskatoon, in partnership with Affinity Credit Union, presents Financial Literacy Month 2016. In the spirit of sharing, Affinity Credit Union and READ Saskatoon would like to invite everyone to participate in the conversation. Your tips...

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Oct
26
2016

Welcome Cory - Adult Program and Volunteer Coordinator

If you’ve called our office looking to volunteer, you may have heard a new friendly voice. READ Saskatoon would like to welcome Cory Baumgardner, our new Adult Program and Volunteer Coordinator who joined our team this September. “From a young age my grandmother, who...

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Sep
26
2016

READ Saskatoon Receives 2016 Signature Grant

             September 26, 2016 For immediate release On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the Saskatoon Community Foundation announced its 2016 Signature Grant of $50,000.00 to READ Saskatoon. The Saskatoon Community Foundation makes Sign...

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Sep
22
2016

READ Saskatoon opens doors to new location

SASKATOON – Today, READ Saskatoon unveiled its new location which will create more community literacy programming opportunities than ever before. “Literacy transforms lives and creates opportunities,” said Lisa Dunville, chair of READ Saskatoon board of directo...

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May
20
2016

PGI Lions' Learner Achievement Award

 Nominations are open for the PGI Lions' Learner Achievement Award ...

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Apr
04
2016

The Authors' Circle - Monthly Giving

You probably know someone who makes a big difference in their community. You probably know this person as caring, considerate, and kind. You probably know, too, that this person would love to make a larger impact. You are likely one of these people. We already know that caring p...

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Mar
10
2016

LIT UP! 2016 - Event spotlighting literacy

SASKATOON– March 11, 2016 “Thank you to all of the generous community sponsors, and to those who support READ Saskatoon however they can,” says tutor award winner, Lisa Johnson. Saskatoon’s population of those concerned with improving literacy have led to the resounding ...

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Feb
22
2016

Become a board member at READ Saskatoon

READ Saskatoon, a community based literacy organization serving Saskatoon and the province, is recruiting members for its 2016-2017 Board of Directors.   READ Saskatoon is seeking caring community leaders with a passion for learning to join our Board as we s...

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Feb
18
2016

Lit Up! 2016 Auction items announced

LIT UP! Live Auctions Teasers   Duo Package Join the Global Saskatoon Team for a Day: Participate in the morning news meeting; perhaps even pitch a story idea. Go on an excursion with a Global News reporter as they gather elements for the day’s story. Family Packa...

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Feb
11
2016

LIT UP 2016 - Information and Save the Date

    LIT UP! Spotlighting Literacy Presented by PotashCorp: LIT UP! is a fun, business causal evening that spotlights literacy with great volunteer recognition. Join us for good company, tasty eats, sweet treats, and the chance to bid on silent and live auction ite...

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Feb
10
2016

Speed ScrabbleTM Tournament for Literacy

Speed ScrabbleTM Tournament for Literacy 2016 Student Learning Services at the University Library Room 106 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive │ Saskatoon SK │ S7N 5A4 Canada Telephone: (306) 966-2231 │ Facsimile: (306) 966-2242 Fifth Annual U of S Speed ScrabbleTM Tournam...

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Jan
04
2016

Literacy Connects Us - Family Literacy Month

Literacy Connects Us – Family Literacy Month 2016 SASKATOON– “It is hard not to get excited about the good literacy work that READ Saskatoon does in our community,” says Jim Drake, READ Saskatoon volunteer. Jim and his partner Gwen Schmidt both work at S...

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Dec
01
2015

Charitable Giving Campaign

Improved literacy skills lead to a better way of life. At READ Saskatoon, we are happy to provide free programming to the people of Saskatoon that is designed to improve literacy. Successfully providing such programming requires donations from people like you. All of our work i...

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Nov
13
2015

Congratulations, Genevieve and Glen!

November 13th, 2015 was National Philanthropy Day and READ Saskatoon was proud to honour the work of Genevieve Salamon and Glen Gunther. They received an Honoured Supporter Award. They took home this well deserved award in recognition of all of their hard, philanth...

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Nov
09
2015

2015 Council of the Federation Premiers’ Literacy Award.

On November 9th, 2015, Education Minister Don Morgan recognized READ Saskatoon for its outstanding contributions to improving literacy rates in the province by presenting the organization with the 2015 Council of the Federation (COF) Premiers’ Literacy Award. “On beh...

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Nov
02
2015

November is Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month! “87% of Canadian baby-boomers feel they are not ready for retirement.” Affinity Credit Union is partnering with READ Saskatoon to provide helpful tips and tricks for making the most of your money. Financial skills are not obtained by c...

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Sep
15
2015

Community Collaboration Celebrated

Saskatoon, September 15, 2015 – September is the perfect month to celebrate the gift of literacy and lifelong learning in our city. Yesterday READ Saskatoon and Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon were pleased to present the Community Builder Award to Saskatoon Public Schools. The C...

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Sep
12
2015

International Literacy Day Celebration

Press Release International Literacy Day Celebration As the United Nations Literacy decade drew to a close, UNESCO stepped in to carry on international celebrations supporting International Literacy Day. This year the theme is Literacy and Sustainable Societies.  The Saskat...

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Sep
09
2015

READ Saskatoon Receives Council of the Federation Literacy Award

Yesterday, on International Literacy Day, Canada’s Premiers announced READ Saskatoon as the Saskatchewan recipient of the 11th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award.  The award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievement, innovative practice and e...

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Jun
17
2015

Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation Commits $105,000 to READ Saskatoon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saskatoon, June 17, 2015 – Adult literacy and volunteerism matter to Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation. Today, they announced a three-year commitment to READ Saskatoon, investing $105,000 in READ Saskatoon’s Literacy programs. &ldq...

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Jun
15
2015

Award Honours Community Collaboration

Saskatoon (June 15, 2015) – Amazing things are happening in Saskatoon, and two local organizations want you to help them celebrate. READ Saskatoon and Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Community Builder Award. This award honours local partner...

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May
27
2015

PGI Lions' Learner Achievement Award

Nominations are open for the PGI Lions' Learner Achievement Award ...

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May
26
2015

READ Saskatoon Announces their PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy 2015 presented by Conexus Credit Union

Saskatoon, May 26, 2015 – READ Saskatoon is proud to announce Conexus Credit Union has renewed their sponsorship for the READ Saskatoon PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy 2015 to be held Monday, September 14 at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club. “Conexus Credit Union...

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May
11
2015

Become a Board Member at READ Saskatoon!

  READ Saskatoon, a community based literacy organization serving Saskatoon and the province, is recruiting members for its 2015-2016 Board of Directors.   READ Saskatoon needs talented, committed, and skilled community-minded volunteers to help lead and govern the o...

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Apr
01
2015

Spend, Save, Give

Spend, Save, Give SASKATOON – April 1st, 2015. READ Saskatoon and Scotiabank have partnered to launch the inaugural Financial Family Literacy Challenge at Dr John G Egnatoff School. The evening will be filled with fun and interactive challenges to help parents and children...

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Feb
24
2015

Focusing on Fun: Family Learning Olympics promotes literacy

The City of Warman held a READ Saskatoon Family Learning Olympics event during the February school break, and Terry Pugh of the Clark's Crossing Gazette reported on how the event makes literacy about much more than just reading books. You can read the article here.  ...

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Feb
17
2015

Conexus Credit Union Presents: Family Literacy Month 2015 - A Resounding Success!

Thanks to Conexus Credit Union and the team of staff and literacy champions at READ Saskatoon, Family Literacy Month 2015 was a resounding success! We shared 31 daily family literacy tips through Twitter and Facebook and posted 5 blogs on our website, featuring 5 family stories f...

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Feb
13
2015

Nominations for the Inaugural Compound Interest Financial Literacy Award

READ Saskatoon is passionate about building the financial capacity of our community, and we want to celebrate community members who share this passion. We are pleased to announce the inaugural Compound Interest Financial Literacy Award. This award, sponsored by Prairie Policy Ce...

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Feb
09
2015

READ Saskatoon Sylvia Vicq Tutor Award Nominations

    Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation presents the 2015 READ Saskatoon Sylvia Vicq Tutor Award. Each year READ Saskatoon presents a special award to one of its volunteer tutors. We are asking our adult learners to tell us why their tutor should be cons...

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Jan
27
2015

Family Literacy in the Community - Family Literacy Day 2015

SASKATOON – “I think it’s important that our kids grow up loving books,” says Kaveri Braid, READ Saskatoon Board Member and spokesperson for Family Literacy Month. Kaveri has very fond memories of her parents reading to her as a child. Now reading to her o...

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Jan
01
2015

Literacy Connects Us - Family Literacy Month 2015

SASKATOON– “A healthy family makes a healthy society” says Masesi Masilela, READ Saskatoon parent and volunteer. This sentiment is at the heart of Family Literacy Month, READ Saskatoon’s month-long celebration of family literacy this January. In partnership with their co...

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Dec
16
2014

Financial Literacy Month 2014 a Resounding Success

SASKATOON - December 16th, 2014. Throughout November, READ Saskatoon and Affinity Credit Union partnered to launch the 2nd annual 30-day Piggy Bank Rules Savings Challenge. The month was filled with fun and interactive challenges to help people refresh themselves on the basi...

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Dec
12
2014

READ Saskatoon's 2014 AFP Award Nominee - Janea Dieno

In early November, READ Saskatoon nominated long-time volunteer and literacy supporter Janea Dieno for the 2014 Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) Honoured Supporter Award.  Janea Dieno is a Certified Financial Planner with JBD Financial Planning, a bu...

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Dec
02
2014

Conexus Credit Union Presents: Family Literacy Month 2015 - Literacy Connects-Us!

To the Saskatoon education community, In January 2015, Conexus Credit Union presents READ Saskatoon’s first annual Family Literacy Month, and we want you to be a part of the celebration! We are connecting you with Family Literacy tips, blogs, contests and events all month ...

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Nov
18
2014

Education Savings Week Celebrations

Saskatoon (Nov 18, 2014) – Mark your calendar and join us to celebrate Education Savings Week from November 17-21st, 2014 as proclaimed by Saskatoon City Council and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. To build awareness and access to financial incentives, READ Saskat...

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Oct
31
2014

November is Financial Literacy Month!

November is Financial Literacy Month! To celebrate, Affinity Credit Union is partnering with READ Saskatoon to launch an exciting 30-day savings challenge filled with fun and interactive challenges to help people refresh themselves on the basics of money management. Starting on...

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Oct
10
2014

Affinity Credit Union presents: Financial Literacy Month 2014

READ Saskatoon, in partnership with Affinity Credit Union, presents Financial Literacy Month 2014!  Last year hundreds of people from across the province participated. Ways to get involved this year include:  30 Day Piggy Bank Rules Savings Challenge. This free...

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Oct
09
2014

Financial Literacy and the YWCA

Autumn is in full swing, and so is a new program partnership between READ Saskatoon and the YWCA. Thanks to the funding provided by the Saskatoon Health Region’s Community Grants Program, women will not only have the opportunity to gain employment skills in trades; they wil...

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Sep
29
2014

The 8th Annual READ Saskatoon PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy was a Tremendous Success

On September 8 you joined us for a totally groovy 80s golf day and helped us raise $59,269 for literacy in Saskatoon! Thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, and golfers who helped make the 8th Annual READ Saskatoon PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy a tremendous s...

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Sep
24
2014

Government of Saskatchewan continues support of adult literacy initiatives

Today, Legislative Secretary for the Ministry of Education and MLA for Douglas Park Russ Marchuk, on behalf of Education Minister Don Morgan, announced that 13 organizations across Saskatchewan will receive $814,231 to support adult literacy programs and services. This funding, ...

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Sep
09
2014

Celebrating Commitment to Success: READ Saskatoon's Inaugural Community Builder Award

SASKATOON (September 9th, 2014) – Yesterday, International Literacy Day, was the perfect day to celebrate the gift of collaboration and commitment to literacy in our city. READ Saskatoon and Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon were pleased to present the inaugural Community Builder ...

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Sep
08
2014

79 Year Old Lucinda Nielsen Receives Lions' Adult Learner Achievement Award

SASKATOON (September 8, 2014) – Today, READ Saskatoon will be honouring a lifelong learner with the Lions’ Adult Learner Achievement Award, at this year’s PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy Awards Banquet. This year’s recipient is a testament to the power of...

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Sep
05
2014

Celebrate Lifelong Learning: READ Saskatoon's PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy and International Literacy Day

SASKATOON (September 5th, 2014) – Monday will be the perfect day to celebrate the gift of learning in our city, as READ Saskatoon kicks off its 8th annual PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy. This year, the tournament happens to fall on International Literacy Day, UNESCO&rsquo...

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Sep
04
2014

The Saskatoon Blades support Literacy in Saskatoon

You want to support READ Saskatoon and the PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy, but can’t be on the golf course September 8th? The Saskatoon Blades and their President Steve Hogle have found a way to get you involved by offering a fabulous opportunity. You can partic...

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Sep
02
2014

Love, Laughter, and Learning at the SIGA Presents Romp 'n' READ Summer Camps

Autumn must be near because Romp ‘n’ Read Camp season has ended after three fun-filled summer programs. SIGA funded these interactive learning programs for preschoolers and their parents. Over each five day camp you would see a variety of learning activities: creating and cra...

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Aug
27
2014

The 2014 Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo

POW!! The 2014 Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo is coming to Prairieland Park in Saskatoon on September 20 and 21! Holy Costume Party, Batman!! READ Saskatoon will once again be benefiting from this year’s event and are we ever excited! This will be a fun-filled weeken...

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Jun
26
2014

Presenting Steve Hogle, Poet Laureate!

Steve Hogle, President of the Saskatoon Blades, is our 2014 Poet Laureate! The Poet Laureate is a tradition at all PGI Golf Tournaments for Literacy across Canada.  They add a great deal of fun and excitement to the golf day. READ Saskatoon has worked with excelle...

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Jun
06
2014

New Award Honours Community Co-operation

Saskatoon (June 5, 2014) – Amazing things are happening in Saskatoon, and two local organisations want you to help them celebrate. READ Saskatoon and Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon are pleased to announce the inaugural Community Builder Award. This new award was created to hono...

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Mar
31
2014

Sylvia Vicq Tutor Award Winner Bill Madder

SASKATOON– It comes as no surprise that Saskatchewan leads the nation in volunteer contributions. Our communities were built on the kind of collective community spirit that sees nearly 60% of our population contributing an average of 150 hours as volunteers. And i...

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Mar
27
2014

READ 'n' Feed Celebrity Auction 2014

READ ’N’ FEED CELEBRITY AUCTION 2014 Thursday, March 27, 2014 TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK SASKATOON – Are you the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ number one fan? Would you love to see the Barenaked Ladies play at the beautiful Delta Bessborough outdoor gard...

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Feb
12
2014

Third Annual Speed ScrabbleTM Tournament

University Learning Centre Room 50 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive │ Saskatoon SK │ S7N 5A4 Canada Telephone: (306) 966-2231 │ Facsimile: (306) 966-2242 Third Annual U of S Speed ScrabbleTM Tournament Saskatoon, SK – January 2014– The University of Saskatchewan will se...

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Jan
26
2014

Family Literacy 2014

Family Literacy Day January 27, 2014 Fifteen minutes to better learning - Family Literacy Day Press Release ...

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Dec
09
2013

Financial Literacy Month 2013 a Resounding Success

                  Financial Literacy Month 2013 a Resounding Success SASKATOON – December 5th, 2013, READ Saskatoon, in partnership with Affinity Credit Union announced Mary Muirhead, of Hitchcock, SK the grand prize winner of...

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Oct
27
2013

READ Saskatoon, Recipient of National Bank, One for Youth Grant

READ Saskatoon is proud to announce our being the recipient of a $15,000 National Bank, One for Youth grant.  Out of 1600 applicants they selected 104 organizations to receive up to $25,000, find out more about the One for Youth grants and the recipients. ...

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