National Association of Federal Retirees

Saskatoon and Area Branch

2024 Calendar of events


Upcoming events

Spring BBQ June 12, 2024

Recent Events

April 10, 2024 annual members meeting

Over 60 people came out to the Annual Members' Meeting at the Gordie Howe Sports Complex.  A big thank you to those who participated - member participation in governance is critical to a volunteer organization such as ours.  We are pleased to announce that Joanne Lalonde Veld has joined the board as the new secretary and we have welcomed Reg and Loretta Reiter back as branch directors.

February 2024 luncheon

What a turnout!  119 people gathered at Smiley's on February 7th for fellowship and to listen to Detective Sergeant Hal Lam of the Economic Crime Unit of the Saskatoon Police Service deliver an excellent presentation on how to avoid scams and frauds.  

February luncheon.

60th anniversary celebration

More than 90 people came out on Nov. 18 as the Saskatoon & Area Branch celebrated the Association’s 60th anniversary! We laughed and were amazed by the comedy and magic of Double Vision, enjoyed delicious cold & hot appetizers and great wine and chocolate door prizes were given away. 

A huge thanks to everyone who attended and welcome to our new members.


Saskatoon 60th anniversary celebration


Saskatoon 60th anniversary celebration


Saskatoon 60th anniversary celebration


Entertainmant from magic act Double Vision.

Fall Supper, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m., Smiley’s Buffet on Circle Drive

A record breaking number of people - over 130! - came out to the Fall Supper last night. A huge thank you to Sheri Willick for her excellent presentation about seniors and real estate.

SK25 fall supper 2023.

September 17, 2023: Corn Boil Recruitment Event:

Nearly 100 people (what?!?!?) came together at the Shriners’ club for our annual corn boil! Perfect weather, amazing riverbank location, good friends and sweet corn…. It just doesn’t get any better!

SK25 September corn boil.

SK25 September corn boil.

June 7, 2023, Recruitment BBQ 

68 of us gathered on a very warm prairie afternoon on June 7 for our annual Spring BBQ! Our branch president, Myrene Mollison, also acknowledged the RCMP’s 150th anniversary and thanked the retired mounties in attendance for their service.

Thanks to all who attended!

SK25 June BBQ

SK25 June BBQ.

April 12, 2023 Members’ Supper and AGM 

2023 Saskatoon & Area Branch AGM Volunteer Recognition
five-year pins

Christine Haynes

Henry Henrichs

Susan Melichore

Darlene Scott

Jerry Shoemaker

10-year pins

Anne Ashcrost

Leslie John

Loretta Reiter

15-year pinsDolly MacIntosh
Posthumous Recognition

Bob Scott

Sheila Taylor

More than 70 members came out on Wednesday, April 12 for the Saskatoon & Area Branch Annual General Meeting! Please join us in recognizing the following volunteers for their long service. Our organization relies on members volunteering their time - if you would like to help out, we have a number of opportunities available, including serving on the board! Please e-mail us a


Feb, 8, 2023 Member's luncheon

Saskatoon & Area Branch luncheon event.

Over 100 Saskatoon & Area Branch members came out for the February luncheon on Wednesday! We enjoyed tremendous fellowship, a buffet lunch and a presentation from our preferred travel partner, Collette. 

Oct. 19, 2022 Recruitment Fall Supper

Saskatoon & Area Branch fall supper.

88 Saskatoon & Area Branch members met for fellowship, a yummy dinner and a presentation about advocacy at Smiley's Restaurant. What a turn out and a great time was had by all - a few lucky people even walked away with some door prizes!  


Sept. 14, 2022 Recruitment Corn Boil

2022 was a long, beautiful summer and even though the weather was unseasonably cool on September 14th, over 60 Saskatoon & Area Members gathered at Floral Acres at noon for a corn boil - complete with cold cuts, buns, salads, fruit, coffee and soft drinks.  We socialized, caught up with one another, recruited a couple new members and a few lucky people walked away with some door prizes!  


June 15 2022 Barbeque Lunch

The rain held off and a great time was had by all!

Over 70 federal retirees and guests gathered at the Floral Community Centre for burgers, hot dogs, salads, cookies and bevies - and more importantly - some long overdue socializing.

Happy National Public Service Week to all the retirees and to all our colleagues who continue to serve Canadians.

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Saskatoon & Area Branch BBQ event banner.


Saskatoon & Area Branch BBQ event.


Saskatoon & Area Branch BBQ event.


Saskatoon & Area Branch BBQ event.