What Is your New Year’s Resolution? Do you plan to keep it? How? by Aubrie Grasby

My new year’s resolution is to graduate high school and to figure out what class i would like to take in university. I would also like to find a new job. I plan to keep my new years resolution by staying determined and focused on my goals. – Aubrie Grasby

My new year’s resolution is to finish high school so I can start my university class. I would also like to go to the gym more often. I plan to keep my resolution by controlling how much i go out. – Kiera (see photo above)


No i did not make a resolution. LoL – Jessica


Yes , my new year’s resolution is to not spend any more money on video games. I will keep this resolution because i am broke – Alicia


My new year’s resolution is to shower more , brush my teeth more and work more. How i plan on doing this is by making them my priority and stop procrastinating and actually do them. – Gage


My new year’s resolution is to attend more open mic nights and to get better at stand up comedy. I plan to keep this by making more time to go to open mic nights and to practice my jokes more.

  • Brayden


WOTS “What is your favorite part of Christmas” and “What are you doing for the holidays!”. – Raine Littlepoplar-Williams

CNYC’s  Word on the Street – Raine Littlepoplar-Williams

Hi, my name is Raine, and I decided to ask the questions “ What is your favorite part of Christmas” and “What are you doing for the holidays!”.

Me personally, I love the nostalgia and the wholesome memories I make every year. The cheap traditions my dad tries to force on us and fail and making a big mess with wrapping paper on Christmas Eve! This year for the holidays my best friend and I are traveling out to Regina to see our other friend who moved there this year.

Seth, Jeremiah & Gage


“I’m probably going to go sledding and just play games with my friends. “


“I play games, I’m probably gonna spend time with my friend.”


“being with family and friends, probably going to go to my aunties place and have Christmas dinner.”


“My favorite thing about Christmas is that every Christmas eve, I have this really big family, extended family, and everyone gets together all my aunts all my uncles, come up to like 50, 60 people. We all gather in one house and we have this big potluck. A bunch of Filipino food and turkey, and mashed potatoes. Some of the best memories I’ve had was staying up till midnight, on every Christmas eve with my family and than all the kids would get their presents and like the aunts and the uncles. Some of us would stay after everyone left and we’d play video games all night, and yeah, then you’d go home tired, fall asleep, wake up the next day, and Christmas was there.”

“My plans for the holiday, you know, hang out with family, eat a lot of food. Really just going to try enjoy the people I’m with and take some time off for myself.”

Wolfgang (my little brother)

“The time that you get to spend with your family, And I like that I get a break from school. I’m probably not going to do something productive.”

(just because, I asked him twice, enjoy)

“My favorite thing about the holidays, is that I get a break, and on Christmas, the time you spend with your family, and the Lord and Savoir Jesus himself, Gods only son who was sent down upon us humans. He was lifted on the cross, and he was crucified for our sins.”


“I really like getting presents, I also love baking and cooking, seeing my family together, like we’re not fighting. I wanted to save up money to see my dad this Holiday break.”


“I am Terri, my favorite part of the holidays is eating food, and I’m not doing much for the holidays, thank you Sir.”



CNYC & why it’s a great place to learn and grow! Written by: Vernon Kiseyinewakup

I have been attending CNYC (City Core Neighborhood Youth Coop) for 3 to 4 years since 2015. I went to main school prior to my arrival to CNYC after struggling to stay in class and t hat is when I discovered CNYC. I have learned an extreme amount after becoming a Youth and have met such amazing and kind people, I also attended some of their classes that other Youth go to although I much preferred to work in their Wood Shop where I learned how to construct items such as picture frames, stools, benches, fences, drums, bedside lamps, cabinets, yoga blocks, etc. I spent most of my time in the Wood Shop where my mentor and close friend Mike Fulop taught me everything he knows and took me on various outings to help our community, via doing yard work, repairing fences, installing new windows, doors, and dropping items built in the shop off to people who had paid for them. I enjoyed working and was more than happy to help around The Core and participated in as much programming as possible. The Youth and Staff are always so friendly and outgoing I have grown to love attending CNYC every day I just can’t seem to get enough of the place and adore sharing laughs with my fellow Youth and Staff and going on field trips with them. If anyone were to ask me about CNYC and tell me that they are thinking of attending there I’d say: “Go for it.” Because it truly is a safe Haven for new youth, they have so much to offer our community that other places don’t and that is why I believe CNYC is a great place to learn and grow.

How do you cope with life by TerriLynne Belisle

How do you cope with life?

Project completed by TerriLynne Belisle

TerriLynne, Age 16

Hello, my name is TerriLynne and I chose the topic of “how do you cope with life” for this Word on the Street because a lot of people I know struggle with mental illness, addictions and their own personal demons

How I cope with life is through listening to music and through photography




Randy, Age 28

Hi, I’m Randy. I’m 28 years old, and I have a few ways I cope with life. One of the ways is through self-care, getting away, spending time by myself just doing something relaxing like reading, or having my coffee in peace. Sometimes, that means I’m doing things that I know are good for me even if it’s not what I feel like doing. For example, just eating right and getting sleep, going to get exercise, and doing physical activity. Also, an important thing is having people around that I know, love, and that care about me. That know me for who I am and just fully accept me and love me no matter what kind of place I’m in and who I feel safe around and that make me feel cared for. It’s really important that people support you.



Lexi, Age 16

I put myself in an empty room, breathe and write my poetry or keep doing my breathing techniques.







Rain, Age 17

I cope with life by making films and communicating with others.




WOTS Art Exhibit at SCYAP Inc.

CNYC is proud to present youth artwork from WOTS participants at SCYAP Inc. from May 24-June 2nd, 2017. This exhibit will showcase both completed and in-development projects made by youth that are registered in WOTS programming. A wide range of projects will be on display, including lyrics and recorded songs, photo essays, photography accompanied by poetry, a demo of an in-production documentary on bow making, as well as behind the scenes footage of interviews with two local celebrities: newly elected Mayor of Saskatoon, Charlie Clark, and basketball sensation Michael Linklater! This diverse showcase illustrates emerging artists from the core of Saskatoon. All the details can be found here!

WOTS is Live!

WOTS is now live and bringing you fresh youth-created artwork from inner-city Saskatoon! Check out projects published on our photography and poetry pages and stay tuned for more projects that are in the works!