2013 News

Winter Programs Registration Night

When? Wed Jan 8, 2014

Time? 7-8:30pm

Where? Centennial Collegiate lobby (160 Nelson Road)

Program information is available through the Leisure Guide. Available online Dec 5/13




Remember that WUHCA Fun Day in the Park we had in September? Face painting, bouncy castle things all over the place, the art caravan, the balloon guy. Yeah, that was fun.
Don’t forget the free Tim’s coffee and the tasty BBQ!

Did you know that the Aurora Soccer girls that were working that BBQ did $2300 in sales with a profit of over $1400?
We thought that was pretty great. Thanks again for coming out to the once/year party that we host for our community members, and for contributing to community soccer teams.
See you next time!


Photo: Aurora Soccer Girls did $2300 in sales running the BBQ. They got $1400 in profit from our community fun day. Nice work!

Adult Volleyball Drop-in! (postponed until Jan 2014 due to lack of attendance)

When? Thursdays from November 14-December 19

Time? 8-9pm

Where? Forest Grove Community Church Gym

Cost? $3/person for drop-in

Come have some fun!


Willowgrove School Info Nights

Two Willowgrove School information meetings have been planned for Monday, November 25th and Wednesday, November 27th in the LRC at Centennial Collegiate.

The meetings are planned from 7pm – 8:30pm. We will have refreshments and grade 8 students to provide childcare if needed. We will bring information and updates about Willowgrove School, share plans for future consultation meetings, and gather feedback about topics for future consultation.

Both sessions will cover the same information so choose the evening that is most convenient for you

Please contact Shane Armstrong if you have any questions by email willowgroveschool@spsd.sk.ca or cell phone 306-716-2594.

Willowgrove Parent Info Night Ad Nov13 colour (4)

Girls in Motion

Get inspired to become a healthier and happier you at Girls in Motion. It’s a FREE day for girls 10 to 14 to enjoy sports under the direction of qualified instructors. Plus, girls will enjoy guest presentations.

WHO? Girls, Ages 10 to 14


Friday, November 8, 2013

Sign-in: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Event: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Register early, limited space!

To register call 306.975.3378 or email play@saskatoon.ca.


Prairieland Park – Hall E 503 Ruth Street West


Lunch & snacks provided.


• Ultimate Frisbee  • Hip Hop

• Karate • Yoga • Cricket

• Juggling demonstration at lunch

• And more…

For more information, visit www.saskatoon.ca (look under ‘C’ for Community Development)  or call 306.975.3378.


A Message from the Principal(s)

Holy Family Catholic School Principal – Connie Tenaski:

We are excited to see the new Holy Family Catholic School taking shape in the Willowgrove neighborhood.  Construction will be complete next year and students are scheduled to be welcomed to the school in 2014.

Holy Family will adjoin a child-care centre operated by Preston Early Learning Centre, which will be situated between Holy Family and Willowgrove Public School.

Your input is important to help determine the programming and identity of our school.  We would like to continue the consultation process and share information by offering three upcoming meeting times:

Monday, October 21st             7pm                Mother Teresa gym

Thursday, October 24th           7pm                Fr. Robinson gym

Wednesday, October 30th       7pm                St. Volodymyr gym

Please join us as we work together on this exciting journey! If you have questions please contact Connie Tenaski (Holy Family Principal) at 220-0544 or ctenaski@gscs.sk.ca


Willowgrove Public School Principal – Shane Armstrong:

Willowgrove Public School will open in the fall of 2014 for students from Kindergarten to grade 8. Construction continues at a steady pace with many crews on site. The goal of the general contractor Ellis Don is to complete all exterior work before the cold weather arrives. The Public School Division is currently in the planning stages of staffing, parent engagement meetings, ordering, and enrolment projections for Willowgrove School. The link to the Willowgrove School web site is http://www.spsd.sk.ca/school/willowgrove/Pages/default.aspx Interior pictures are included, as well as floor plans, artist drawings, site plans, and information updates. Please check the site regularly for new information.

In the near future, we will be announcing dates and times of parent engagement meetings and posting the details on the Willowgrove School site.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or feedback, please contact Shane Armstrong (Willowgrove School Principal) Office # – 306-683-7971 Cell # – 306-716-2594 Email – WillowgroveSchool@spsd.sk.ca


WUHCA Fun Day in the Park

Save the date!

September 14th, 2013 11:00am – 3:00pm
In Willowgrove Square
Activities, Food and Fun for all ages!
A Fun Filled Day in Willowgrove Square celebrating our community and meeting fellow residents.   Activities include the following. 
  • Face Painting
  • Astro Jumpers
  • Warren the Balloon Man
  • Mendal Art Van
  • Music
  • Food, coffee, ice cream and popcorn
  • Door prizes and much more

The principals from both Willowgrove Public and Catholic School will be at the Fun Day in the Park from 11 AM to 1 PM to speak to the public and answer questions.  Councilor Zach Jeffries will also be available to answer questions.

Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the festivities and cash for food/drinks and activities not subsidized by WUHCA.

Volunteers Needed – Contact Lisa Bolton: lisajeff@shaw.ca

AGM and Fall Program Registration

Date: Thursday September 5th, 2013

Location: Centennial Collegiate School Gym, 160 Nelson Road

AGM will begin at 7:00pm with Program Registration to follow

A membership fee of $10 per year (Sept-Aug) is a requirment to participate in programs and must be presented at the time of registration.  A late fee of 50% of the program cost will be charged for registrations after September 5.  No registrations will be accepted after September 12, 2013.  Refunds will only be issued if a program is cancelled by the Community Association.  Please consult the community newsletter for further program details.  WUHCA honours other community association memberships.

Click on the link below for a list of programs offered by WUHCA.

Fall Programs

Finacial Statements (unaudited) For the Year end January 30th, 2013 (to be reviewed at the AGM).

Financial Statements

Totus Soccer – Youth Program

This project is a collaboration of Saskatoon Open Door Society and Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc.

We would like to invite you in celebrating the growing diversity in our community through soccer – Totus Soccer!

Totus Soccer is a celebration of soccer and inclusion!  Training and friendly competitions will be held in Saskatoon in neighborhoods with high concentration of newcomers, First Nations and soccer enthusiast. Totus Soccer visits these communities twice daily during the week of August 19-24.  The objectives of this project are to:

  • Engage newcomer and First Nations/Métis youth and their families in the community through celebration of soccer
  • Develop soccer skills while promoting sportsmanship and friendship
  • Promote diversity within the soccer community in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan
  • Create increase awareness of and accessibility of soccer in Saskatoon

This initiative will bring communities together through food, music and prizes.  Totus is street soccer never before done in Saskatoon!

We would like to invite your participation in promoting the project to your community.  We have attached a poster that can be used in advertising it to youth.  Please let us know if you have any other questions.  Thank you very much for your attention.

Community Garden in Forest Grove

A community garden is being started in the green space east of Forest Grove Community Church. Gardeners will plant, maintain, and harvest their produce together for themselves and their families. A communal plot will also be planted to support the Bridge on 20th Fellowship Centre. This year an individual plot will be $25. *If you are interested in committing to becoming a member or want more information: Please come **Saturday May 11th, 10am at Forest Grove Community Church*
For more information: Call (306) 261.0098 or Email fgccgarden@gmail.com

Spring Sports Field Use – Important Notice

Due to the unseasonably cold weather, the start of soccer and ball season has been delayed. The City of Saskatoon has asked everyone to stay off the fields until they came be properly groomed. At this time we do not have an anticipated start date. We will keep everyone updated as we know more information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. For soccer: soccer.coordinator@wuhca.ca. For ball: ball.coordinator@wuhca.ca.  

Annual WUHCA Area Garage Sale

Thursday May 9th to Saturday May 11th

Suggested Garage Sale Times (but may vary by household)

Thursday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Friday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm

In May, we will again sponsor the Annual WUHCA Area Garage Sale. This will be the third year we orgainzed the Garage Sale and it is great to see it growing larger every year.

A lot of residents were able to take advantage of the advertising and clear out some of their unwanted items. I am certain that 2013 will see another great response, so start cleaning out those closets now!

2013 Outdoor Soocer Registration is Closed

Thank you for registering your child in the 2013 outdoor soccer season. Registration is closed for this season.  We are unable to take any late registrations at this time.  Please look for the registration night for the 2014 season in Februrary 2014.

2013 Outdoor Soocer Season

Thank you for registering your child in the 2013 outdoor soccer season. The season starts the first week of May and runs to the end of June

Kindersoccer- ages 3 and 4    Tuesdays 6:15

The schedules for under 6, 8 and 10 are compiled by Saskatoon Youth Soccer and are released the end of April.  We will have your coaches forward the schedules to you as soon as they are released.  Please be aware that we cannot accommodate requests for specific days to play.  The following guidelines for days of play are given to us by SYS:

Under 6 – Monday or Tuesday and/or the odd Friday

Under 8 – Wednesday and Thursday and/or the odd Friday

Under 10 boys – Mondays and Wednesdays and/or the odd Friday

Girls – Tuesday and Thursday and/or the odd Friday

We cannot guarantee placement of your child on a certain team.  We will try and accommodate requests, please mark these on your registration form.  We cannot switch players once teams are made

We are always looking for coaches and assistant coaches.  Please consider volunteering!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Let’s have a great season!

Lee and Malvina