Saskatoon is filled with caring, passionate and talented people committed to building a better community.
WAM is a catalyst for community-based initiatives. We build new and reinforce existing networks, advocate for change and help advance projects that have the potential to make positive, meaningful and lasting impact.
The WAM Garlic Project was initiated in 2010 to promote local food production within Saskatoon. WAM supplies garlic seed to yard donors who work with volunteers to plant, maintain and harvest delicious, healthy garlic.
The WAM Hydration Station is a simple, convenient and portable tap water distribution service that gives community members access to free, clean and refreshing Saskatoon tap water at outdoor community events. The project aims to increase availability of tap water and raise awareness about what makes it superior to bottled water. Since 2010, the WAM Hydration station has helped quench the thirst of thousands of festival-goers at many of Saskatoon’s most exciting outdoor events including the Sasktel Jazz Festival, PotashCorp Fringe Festival, PotashCorp Children’s Festival, Wake Ride, Waterfront Craft Festival, Canada Day and many more!
WAM hosted the finale of this week-long festival spearheaded by Wild About Saskatoon with the goal of encouraging citizens to connect with nature and the ‘wildness’ of Saskatoon. The event featured food, drink by Root Down Worker’s Co-operative, door prizes, an information fair with 15 different nature-based organizations, presentations and musical performances presented by the Sound and Silence Collective. We are tentatively on the organizing committee set to deliver the festival in 2014. View their website.
The coldest bike parade on the planet, WAM has partnered with Saskatoon Cycles to deliver this event since its inception. Ever-increasing in popularity, the winter biking extravaganza has helped raise the profile of cycling in Saskatoon. Read more about IceCycle at their website.
An event intended to encourage youth involvement in developing solutions for sustainability in Saskatoon, the Youth Summit featured hundreds of students from high schools all over city. In addition to hearing from keynote speakers, students had a chance to voice their opinions on everything from what their schoolyards should look like to where Saskatoon needs new bike lanes.
Although no longer an official partner, WAM worked with the City of Saskatoon to initiate the EcoPass program which allows employers to offer discounted bus fares to employees that choose to take the bus to work. Click here for more information and to encourage your employer to get on board!