The Engine for Urban Renewal • Capital Campaign

Station 20 West's Food Stock Lottery Winners

Grand Prize – Chev Silverado Truck and Rockwood Trailer
Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 568 Regina

Two Air Canada Tickets to anywhere in Canada plus hotel accommodations
Leslie Smith – Saskatoon

Large Screen HD TV
Richard Bouvier – Saskatoon

Delta Bessborough Hotel – 2 night stay plus dinner for 2 at Samurai Restaurant
Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 545 Humboldt

Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon – 1 night stay plus $75.00 for Aroma Resto Bar
Monica Bossey, Saskatoon

Sheraton Cavalier Hotel – 1 night stay plus $75 for Carvers Steakhouse
Heather MacKay, Saskatoon

Regina Delta – 1 night stay plus $75.00 dining Voucher
Brenda Groves, Port Reeve

Gold Eagle Lodge, North Battleford – 1 night stay
Christy Best, Moose Jaw

Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort, Moose Jaw – 1 night and dinner for 2 at Harwood’s Dining Room
Trisha Grette, Sherwood Park

Construction progress

The Roxy Rocks Again for Station 20 West

Sunday, October 2nd 2011 at the Roxy Theatre (320 20th Street West) 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of spectacular entertainment in support of Station 20 West!! Brenda Baker; Eileen Laverty; Wyndham Thiessen; Lawrence Roy Hoop Dancers; Henri Loiselle; Raging Grannies; Ryan Kendall, and the Young Scouts Drum Group

Tickets: $25 and $15 for core neighbourhood residents

For tickets:
Station 20 West (343-9378)
955-2080 (Joan Bell)
955-5452 (Harold Chapman)
374-5501(Robert Sanche)
Roxy Theatre (665-0552)
978-4041 (Ex 10) (Quint)

Sponsored by:
Station 20 West
Roxy Theatre
Magic Lantern Theatres

Breaking Ground

Supporters of Station 20 West pose in front of a pile driver to break ground on the Station 20 West site on Wednesday, July 20.  Wright Construction, which is doing construction management for the project, estimates that the building will be ready for occupancy by July 1, 2012.

Kinsmen Donation

Rick Peddle, President of the Saskatoon Kinsmen Club, presents a cheque for $225,000 to Val Veillard, Vice Chair of the Station 20 West Board of Directors. This donation from the Kinsmen Club puts the Station 20 West "over the top" in terms of the money it needs to begin construction this summer. Station 20 West still needs to raise approximately $500,000 to fully equip the grocery store.

We're starting construction!

The news we've all been waiting for! With the help of generous donations from Affinity Credit Union, Joe Remai, Jim Yuel, the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon, Wright Construction and many others we now have enough money to begin construction! Lorne Wright, our construction manager, estimates that we'll have shovels in the ground by July 1, 2011!

Over 2000 individual donors, many of whom have given us multiple donations, and more than 150 organizations, including unions, have donated most of the money that we've raised to date. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) have provided us with hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants as well as long term, interest free loans.

But without the support of Affinity Credit Union, Joe Remai, Jim Yuel and the Kinsmen Club we could not have proceeded with the construction of a two storey building in 2011. These individuals and organizations have been critical to the success of our capital campaign and we thank them for their generosity and support.

Mr. Joe Remai presents Sheila Pocha, Chair, Station 20 West Board of Directors, with a cheque for $275,000 on May 4, 2011.

Jim and Lisa Yuel present Sheila Pocha Chair of the Station 20 West Board of Directors with a cheque for $100,000.

Spring Festival of Thanks

More than 800 people turned out for a barbeque on the future site of Station 20 West on Thursday, May 12.    Pictured here, third person on the left, is Rev. Cindy Halmorson, Bishop of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saskatchewan, talking to Rev. Don Bolen, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. Rev. Ron McConnell, President of Saskatchewan Conference of the United Church of Canada, is standing to the right of Rev. Bolen.  Revs. Halmarson and McConnell reported to the audience on the results of the Christian Church Leaders' Advent Campaign on behalf of the Good Food Junction.  The campaign has raised over $155,000 to date.

Royal Gala Dinner

The Second Annual Saskatoon Chefs' Association Royal Gala Dinner, held on Saturday, February 12, was a sold out success! More than 350 people were treated to a wonderful six course gourmet meal prepared by some of Saskatoon's top chefs. The entertainment was provided by Anastasia Winterhalt, Soprano, who was accompanied on the piano by Kerry Agnew.

Len Usiskin, Station 20 West Board member and General Manager of Quint Development Corporation, met with the Saskatoon Chefs' Association Executive on March 1, 2011 to thank the Chefs for choosing to partner with Station 20 West for their Second Annual Royal Gala Dinner on February 12, 2011.

The Roxy Rocks for Station 20 West

On January 16, 2011 over 400 people poured into the Roxy Theatre for a concert to benefit Station 20 West. The owners of the Roxy Theatre generously offered the space for this event. Brenda Baker emceed and the performers included Andrea Menard, Eekwol (Lindsay Knight), and the Bridge City Chorus. People living in the core neighborhoods commented on how important it was to hold the event in Riversdale near where Station 20 West will be located.

Christmas Donation

Members young and older of the St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Parish gather to present a cheque to Station 20 West for $10,887.25. The parish donated its Christmas offering to the Good Food Junction Cooperative Grocery Store.

Churches support Good Food Junction

See the video. On Nov 24, leaders of Saskatoon's Christian Churches signed a letter committing themselves to support the purchase of equipment for the Good Food Junction Co-operative grocery store through "prayers, practical assistance, and where appropriate, fundraising". You too may support this initiative of Saskatoon's Christian churches by designating your Station 20 West donation towards the Good Food Junction grocery store.

Letters of Support

St. Peter the Apostle Parish

June 25, 2010

To Whom it May Concern:

The Tri Justice and Peace Group of St. Peter the Apostle, St. Michael and St. Patrick's parishes held a barbeque at the Canadian Tire store in Confederation park on Saturday, June 19. The decision has been made that all profits would be donated to Station 20 West project.

Enclosed please find a cheque for the amount of sixteen hundred and sixty-five dollars ($1665), the amount of profit realized from this event.

We continue to pray for the success of this worthwhile project and promote it at every opportunity.

Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon

June 11, 2010

Dear Mr. Wilkinson,

Please find enclosed a donation offering to Station 20 West from our Congregation.

We continue to encourage you and all who are working so diligently to see this project come to fruition, may it be so!

Tessera Nova, on behalf of the Congregation

Enclosed is a cheque for $50 in honor of Garret and Rissy Hantke's wedding taking place June 19.

We hope this project succeeds in spades.

D. and E. Friesen,

Catholic Women's League of Canada
Saskatchewan Provincial Council

June 7, 2010

Dear Sir or Madam,

It was decided by the hosting council of the Catholic Women's League of Canada's Provincial Convention, held in Saskatoon on May 31 and June 1, to forward one half of the proceeds of the mass collection to Station 20 West.

I am pleased to enclose a cheque in the amount of $600 from this source in support of your project.

Yours truly,
Loraine Churko, Treasurer

CUPE Saskatchewan membership

April 22, 2010

I am pleased to enclose a donation from the Canadian Union of Public Employees. This donation is the result of a collection by generous CUPE members at the Saskatchewan Division Convention held in Saskatoon in early March. This collection of personal donations amounted to $1,237.60 and was matched by CUPE Saskatchewan bringing the total to $2,475.20 which in turn has been matched by CUPE.

Enclose you will find our cheque for $2,475.20. CUPE is proud to continue to support Station 20 West Community Enterprise Centre's development.

In solidarity,
Claude Généreux
National Secretary-Treasurer

CUPE – Canadian Union of Public Employees Saskatchewan Division

March 29, 2010

At our annual convention, after Don Kossick’s presentation there was a motion to pass the hat for a collection and further approval by the delegates that CUPE Saskatchewan would match the collection. I am pleased to advise on behalf of the delegates, guests, and the 29,000 members of CUPE Saskatchewan I am forwarding a financial donation of $2,525.20.

I would like to add that in this total I have included a donation of $50.00 in Don Kossick’s name for his presentation at the convention.

The work your organization has done to continue with this project is admirable.


Judy Henley

Hot Yoga on 20th
Saskatoon, SK

March 8, 2010

Every week we have a yoga class that is a $5.00 donation (Wednesdays at 10am), and for a month we were collecting for you!

We think what youre doing is great, and hope that our small contribution can help! Please feel free to contact us should you need yoga passes for a charity auction, or anything like that.

Best regards,
Hot Yoga on 20th

Around the Sound Local Food Market
Owen Sound, Ontario
February 15, 2010

I have a local food market, selling the products of 82 cooks, farmers, gardeners, bakers, processors and crafts people from our area in Owen Sound. We’ve recently expanded so that we can be the first neighbourhood grocery store in thirty years. We’ve chosen a location that will allow us to run a community kitchen for the local residents and cooking classes and a small scale processing kitchen.

I also ran the Good Food Box for 14 years. So when I heard about your project from a young woman who came from Alberta via Saskatchewan, I wanted to send a small token and wish you the very best in building your dream.

Anne Finlay-Stewart

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Greg Yuel
President & CEO
PIC Investment Group Inc.