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June is Recreation and Parks Month

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 06:30 AM

June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) is a nationwide celebration that educates people on the health benefits of recreation and engages them in physical activity. The City of Fort Saskatchewan is excited to celebrate JRPM.

“Fort Saskatchewan is very fortunate to have a variety of recreation and parks systems. Recreational activities enhance quality of life of all our residents and visitors. Rain or shine, there's always plenty to do in the City,” says Mayor Gale Katchur.

Getting out and playing...

Help Shape the Future of Fort Saskatchewan

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2019 09:30 AM

Our city is expected to grow to 50,000 people by the year 2045. Now is the time to plan how we want to grow! This work is done through the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) which will guide the next 25 years of our community.

We're looking for participants for our upcoming MDP workshops:

  • Wednesday, June 5, 6:00pm to 9:00pm in the Lions Pride room at the Dow Centennial Centre
  • Thursday, June 6, 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Pioneer House
  • Thursday, June 6, 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Pioneer House
  • Friday,...

Return of the Sheep on June 1st

Posted on Friday, May 24, 2019 11:00 AM

The Legacy Park Family Festival returns on June 1. Celebrating 27 years of grazing in Fort Saskatchewan, we officially welcome back our beloved SHEEP! Our sheep friends will begin arriving at 11:30 am. Come say hello to our flock as they parade up from the river valley trail system to their summer home at the Fort Heritage Precinct.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Arthur Lewandowski at specialevents@fortsask.ca or 780-912-2157.

 

Dandelions. Friend or Foe?

Posted on Friday, May 24, 2019 09:15 AM

Is there a better sign of spring than the return of the sunny blooms of Taraxacum or dandelions as we like to call them? Have you ever wondered why we call them dandelions? It is because the serrated leaves look like a lion’s teeth. This year, due to the very dry spring conditions, we are enjoying an abundance of dandelions, as are our neighbours. The severe lack of moisture in the ground has kept the grass somewhat dormant which allows dandelions to thrive.

The City receives many inquiries about...

Fort Saskatchewan Gets Ready to Show its PRIDE

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 07:45 AM

The City of Fort Saskatchewan kick-off its first ever Pride Week celebrations at City Hall on May 24 from 4 to 7p.m. Festivities will begin with a proclamation signing by Mayor Gale Katchur. The event also features family friendly activities, games, vendors, food trucks and much more!

“The Pride committee is made up of a variety of community groups, Families First, altView Foundation, FCSS, Dow Canada, and Fort Saskatchewan Victim Services”, said Kristi Wahl, Youth and Family Coordinator, “We are...