"The city is full of life - and where there's life - there's hope. To each of you I ask; How will you get involved as a volunteer in one of the many organizations that are growing wild urban spaces? What can you create in your own life to add a touch of wilderness to our shared environment? NatureCity Festival will be back next May to celebrate with you. Until then, grow wild Saskatoon!" - Candace Savage
This year we asked students to help us talk about why we want to celebrate wild spaces in Saskatoon. Children from Sutherland School, Sylvia Fedoruk School, Alerces Spanish Preschool & Kindergarten and Montgomery school helped us celebrate by drawing their version of a growing wild Saskatoon.
The Grade 2 Class from Sylvia Fedoruk School painted the NatureCity Festival fox and prints at the access point along the line of houses along Aspen Ridge near the intersection of Fedoruk Drive and Evergreen Boulevard.
Candace Savage is a Saskatoon author and the chair of Wild about Saskatoon. "If there was ever a time when conservation could be relegated to some imagined far-away wilderness, that moment is long past. These days, we need to protect the beauty and abundance of life wherever we are and in whatever ways we can."