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Helloall,

WildAboutSaskatoonisabrandnewcollectiveofnaturemindedindividualsworkingtoconnect
cultureandnatureinthecityofSaskatoon.Weliveinanurbanizingprovinceandarapidlyurbanizing world.Ifweandourchildrenfailtoconnectwithnatureinourdailylives,wemayfailtoconnectwithit anywhere.ThinkwhattheconsequencesofthatlosswouldbeforourselvesandfortheEarth WildAboutSaskatoonintendstoimpassionSaskatoonresidentswiththenaturethatsurroundsthemin thestreets,gardens,parksandbackalleysoftheurbanenvironment.Weplantobeginthisworkby hostingafestivaltocelebrateNatureintheCity,timedtocoincidewiththebloomingofthesaskatoon blossoms.Todothis,weneedyourhelp! ThefestivalwilltakeplacearoundtheweekofMay25toMay31,2013andourgoalistohaveactivities runningthroughouttheweek,ledbymanycitizensandorganizations,exposingasmanycultures,age groups,andareasofthecityaspossible.Thescopeofyourcontributionsislimitedonlybyyour imagination.Themainthingisthatyouparticipate,havefun,andconnectyoureventoractivitytothe cityscapeofSaskatoonandtonature. Examplesinclude,butarenotlimitedto: Naturewalks,Nightwalks,Archeologicaldigs,Outdoorartdisplays,Musicperformance/concert, Poetry/bookreading,Ponddipping,Danceperformance,Craftmaking,Buildingwildlifehouses, Gardeningdemonstration,Localfoodbooth,Cookingdemonstration,Biketour,Sustainableliving workshop,Yogainthepark,Photoworkshop....Andthelistgoeson! Whatweneedfromyou:Your participation! PleaseprovideusdetailsbyJanuary7,2013: 1. Adescriptionofwhatyouoryourorganizationwouldliketodo(canbemultipleevents); 2. Ifimportanttoyourevent: a. whatdaysoftheweekwouldbepreferablefortheactivities; b. whattimeofdaywouldworkbestforyouractivity(e.g.,morning,afternoon,nightor specifictimes,ifapplicable); c. theproposedlocationofyourevent; d. thecostoftheeventperperson(notethatwearetryingtomaketheseevents accessibletoeveryonesopleasekeepitfreeoronacostrecoverybasis) e. Whetheryouareneedingextravolunteerstohelpyouout,andhowmany(weare assumingthatmostorganizationswillbeabletoruntheirproposedevent(s)ontheir own) 3. Anindicationofwhetheryouwouldbewillingtovolunteertohelporganizepriortoandduring theevent. IfyouwanttoparticipatebutneedmoretimethanJan.7,pleaseletusknowthataswell.

Sendyourideastocandace.savage@sasktel.net.Please includeWildAboutSaskatoonFestivalinthesubjectline. Ifyouhavequestions,pleasefeelfreetocontactCandace Savageatcandace.savage@sasktel.netorCandaceandChet Neufeldatcandace_neufeld@hotmail.com. Wearesurewehaveforgottenalotoforganizationsor individualswhowouldmakeapositivecontributiontothe festivalsoPLEASEforwardthismessagetothemwithour apologies.


Thanks and w e look forw ard to hearing from you! Candace Savage, Candace and Chet N eufeld