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Community Meet & Greet

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Shared Conversations: A Dinner for Stories Near and Far

On October 27th, we hosted a dinner event, Shared Conversations, at AKA as part of a larger initiative that aimed to draw together conversations from across the country. Partnering with friends at Ope...

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Tai-Chi in the Park with Nuit Blanche

Join Locals Only Youth Meagan Hong and The Heritage Wellness Society at River Landing for Tai Chi in the Park. The Heritage Wellness Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance lo...

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Shared Conversations: A Dinner with ARCs across Canada

As part of Locals Only, “Shared Conversations” will bring together artist-run centres from across the country to host local meals and conversations. The event takes the form of a nationally synchr...

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Wrapping Up Summer Engagements with Special Guest, Kris Alvarez

For the final day of the carts, our youth artists worked with Kris Alvarez on the outreach phase of her research for the upcoming iteration What Kind of Brown Are You? The project explores themes ...

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Locals Only at Saint Paul's Hospital's Healing Arts Studio

In the final week of the Locals Only summer carts, youth leaders from Locals Only and CHEP Good Food brought the Locals Only feel to the residents of Saint Paul’s Hospital on August 13th and 16th. I...

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Pemmican Day

On Saturday, August 11th, the youth at Locals Only learned the process of making pemmican at the art carts from Donna Lerat. Pemmican is a portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods t...

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Preserves at the Carts

Today, we held black currant jam tastings using the jam that was made last week. Throughout the day, many interactions included some mentioning of personal stories about jam. Conversations about vario...

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Jam and Bannock Day

On Tuesday, August 1st the Locals Only youth met at the Farmer’s Market to learn about preserving. Saskatoon resident, Anne MacMillan, led a youth workshop on the art of making jam. Anne walked ...

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More Tea at the Carts

Today I led the carts doing a Tea Blends activity in the community of Riversdale, along 20th St W. I found that collaborative participation thrives in a safe setting where art and partnership is shar...

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Tea Blends

The youth artists were out near the Boathouse on Saturday, July 28. Anya Pekurovski, Brianna Painchaud, and Lisa Lam led a project that focused on engaging the community through creating original tea ...

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Seed Packets

The activity at the art carts on Wednesday July 25th was seed packet decorating led by youth artist Lisa Lam. Blank seed packets were given to people and they decorated them however they liked. We had...

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Rock Painting

The art activity for July 21st was led by one of our youth artists Karden Marceau. The activity was to paint rocks as plants and vegetables to represent the natural world. The rocks then served for th...

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Locals Only in the Saskatoon Express

This week was a busy one for Locals Only in the media! In addition to our interview and article on CBC, we have also been featured in the Saskatoon Express newspaper. The article details about the pr...

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Locals Only Youth on CBC

On Sunday July 15th, the Locals Only youth had the opportunity to appear on CBC Radio for an interview to talk about the project. Youth artists Brianna Painchaud and Anya Pekurovski explained their r...

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Dreamcatchers

On Saturday July 14th, the carts were taken out to a new location beside the Riversdale Boathouse, where we started up our first youth led project by Brianna Painchaud! The project had the initiative ...

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Holly Schmidt Artist in Residence

Last week from July 4th-9th, AKA hosted artist Holly Schmidt as a Local’s Only artist in residence. Holly lives and works in Vancouver, B.C. Holly’s work with Locals Only is looking at the...

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Art Carts - Bread in the Park

On Saturday, July 7th, it was a beautiful sunny day and the youth were out in Victoria Park during the afternoon. This week we had visiting artist in residence, Holly Schmidt working with us. As part...

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#raiseyourbanner

The youth were out in the community on Tuesday, July 3rd, at the Riversdale BID. The art project at the carts was creating banners to say any desired message. The message could be any length, short or...

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Art Carts Week 2

The Locals Only youth were out with the carts on Saturday, June 30th at Victoria Park. It was a beautiful sunny day and the youth set up with painting supplies to decorate the benches, which are goin...

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Art Carts Week 1

On Wednesday, June 27, the Locals Only youth were out with the carts, positioned in the morning at the Hollows and at Station 20 West in the afternoon. The youth met with community members and showed...

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Art and Food Cart Soft Launch

You may have noticed the Locals Only art and food carts out last week. The mobile market in partnership with AKA and CHEP Good Food Inc. had a successful soft launch last week. The CHEP food cart was ...

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Rock Your Roots Festival

Locals Only youth participated in National Aboriginal Day festivities in Victoria Park on June 21st. More than 4,000 were in attendance that day at the ‘Rock Yout Roots’ Walk for Reconcili...

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Youth Workshop Series Continues

The Locals Only youth workshop series has been continuing on into June as the youth artists are preparing for the launch of the summer mobile art carts. On June 11th and 13th, the youth gathered at A...

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Aden Bowman's SEED Class Creates Zines

Locals Only artists, Michael Peterson and Cate Francis worked with student’s from Aden Bowman’s SEED class to develop zine’s of edible plants in Saskatoon. The program connects stud...

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Kevin Wesaquate and Michael Peterson speak at Many Voices Together

Locals Only Artist Kevin Wesaquate and Project Coordinator Michael Peterson had the opportunity to speak about Kevin’s project misaskwatomina at the Saskatoon Community Foundation’s event Many Vo...

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Workshop Series for Youth Artists

Locals Only hosted a series of workshops for our youth artists this past week. The workshops included topics of “Developing Public Projects” with lead artist Justin Langlois, and “...

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misaskwatomina planting day

On Saturday, May 26, more than 50 people gathered to plant 250 misaskwatomina (Saskatoon berry shrubs) as part of Kevin Wesaquate’s project for Locals Only re-indigenizing Riversdale’s ecology th...

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Locals Only Mobile Carts Test Pull

Jordan Schwab, an artist on the Locals Only project, showing us the mobile food carts he created. The carts purpose is to create a food stand and table for art projects, and multiple carts can be lin...

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Locals Only Summer Launch

May 5th marked the celebration of the Locals Only Summer Launch at AKA. As part of the launch, we featured two new projects by Jordan Schwab and Kevin Wesaquate along with a participatory text piece b...

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Workshop with Kevin Wesaquate and Carmen Blackstar

On Saturday, May 5th Locals Only artist Kevin Wesaquate, and Elder-in-Training Carmen Blackstar led a workshop for Locals Only. At the workshop, Kevin shared strategies with our Locals Only youth art...

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Workshop with Jordan Schwab

As part of his project Somewhere Between a Chicken and a T-Rex, Jordan Schwab led a workshop for youth involved with Locals Only. Jordan created three mobile art and food carts that will be used as a...

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Great turn our for our Hamburger Soup Cook-Off

We had a great turn out for our Hamburger Soup Cook-Off on March 22nd at Station 20 West. Over 100 community members joined us for a hamburger soup meal while voting on their favourites prepared by bo...

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Recipes are starting to roll in!

Recipes and other thoughts shared at our November 24th, 2017 Community Dinner. ...

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Good Food Slow Food Challenge

Our Project Manager Michael Peterson interviewing chefs for CHEP’s Good Food Slow Food Challenge at Station 20 West on Sunday, March 4th. Camerawork by Jamieson, one of our youth participants in Loc...

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Artist Holly visits The Night Oven

Vancouver-based artist Holly Schmidt meeting with Bryn Rawylk, owner of The Night Oven Bakery, to learn about his wood fired brick oven and methods for sourcing local grains. ...

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Tea & Bannock Social

Our Tea and Bannock social introducing our Locals Only installation in AKA’s tba Projects space. ...

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Artists Holly & Alana visit Karen Farmer, founder of the Saskatoon Seed Library

Artists Alana Bartol (Calgary) and Holly Schmidt (Vancouver) meeting with Karen Farmer, co-founder of the Saskatoon Seed Library, to discuss community gardens, saving seeds, and the value of growing y...

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Announcing - Locals Only

  Introducing Locals Only! Lisa Hirmer (Guelph), Vanessa Kwan (Vancouver), Justin Langlois (Vancouver), Michael Peterson (Saskatoon), Marcel Petit (Saskatoon), Janelle Pewapsconias (Little Pine...

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