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Downtown Event and Entertainment District: Seeking New Advisory Group Members

For immediate release: Mon, 2022-02-14 11:09

City Council is seeking five public members for appointment to the Downtown Event and Entertainment District Advisory Group.

This new Advisory Group’s role is to foster connections between business and community partners, and the City Administration and City Council to support the successful implementation of a new event and entertainment district in Downtown Saskatoon.

The development of an animated Downtown event and entertainment district, anchored by a new Downtown arena and convention centre, will stimulate the economy and bring renewed energy and life to Saskatoon’s Downtown. Together, these two projects will provide public benefit to all residents of Saskatoon by creating a vibrant Downtown that is open, inviting, safe and accessible for all. Advancing Downtown development is one of City Council's priorities over the next four years as detailed in the City's newly adopted 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.

While the City of Saskatoon (City) will retain overall ownership of these new facilities and infrastructure once constructed, numerous key stakeholders, project partners, and sponsors will be integral in driving the successful development and delivery of the project.

The formation of the Advisory Group will reflect the diversity of the community and possess the preferred qualifications, attributes, and experience as a whole.

  • Advisory Group meetings will be held quarterly, or at the call of the Chair.
  • The duration of each meeting is subject to the contents of the agenda and ensuing discussion.
  • Advisory Group members shall serve without receiving remuneration.

Interested applicants are asked to submit an application and résumé with two letters of reference by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022, using the Committee Application Form found online at All applications will be kept on file and reviewed throughout the year should further vacancies occur.

Note: Upon applying to this Board, your application/résumé/reference letters may be shared with current Board members as part of the review process.

Additional information on the Advisory Group is available on the City’s website at Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 306-975-3240 or if you have any questions regarding the application process.