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All meetings are open to the public and will be held in the Room 106, Biology Building, University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon (see below for parking information).

NOTE NEW LOCATION! The lecture theatre in Biology is now available. Monthly meetings will be in Biology 106 for the rest of the season.

Coffee and cookies are served afterwards, but please bring your own non-disposable cup.

Thursday, 15.September 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Doug Porteous:

The Meewasin Concept is Threatened
Just 37 Years into the 100 Year Plan

For the past 17 years Doug Porteous has been Manager of Community Development with the Meewasin Valley Authority. Doug was born in Saskatoon and has three degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. As a student he was a canoe camp director on the Churchill, a director at Camp Wakonda and a Saskatchewan smokejumper. He taught in Saskatoon for 30 years, 23 of those as a principal. At other times he writes poetry and plays heritage guitar with the Paddlewheelers.

The Meewasin Valley Authority is dedicated to conserving the South Saskatchewan River Valley as it winds through Saskatoon and ensuring free public enjoyment of the riverbanks now and in the future. Though it was born of controversy, by all measures, Meewasin has been a tremendous success. Yet, today, 37 years into the Moriyama 100 year plan, it is under threat and has had to close its Interpretive Centre. Doug will talk about what is happening and what can be done about it.


Evening Parking on the University of Saskatchewan Campus

Avoid a parking ticket while attending the SNS monthly meetings - consider these parking options on campus:

  • Underground parking is available in the Agriculture Parkade for $1 per 30 minutes (6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) Evening parking after 6:00 p.m. is $3.00 per exit.

View a map to the Biology Building and the Agriculture Building Parkade

Last updated: 10 September, 2016