Help us save Third Ave - the start of something big!

Carol Welsman Live

In just 8 days there will be a massive concert event at Third Ave.  Internationally acclaimed jazz aritst Carol Welsman celebrates the launch of her brand new album "Journey" from the stage located in the concert hall at 304 3rd. 

Welsman has captivated audiences around the world with her expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence. She has sold over 60,000 CDs in Canada alone, something few jazz artists in Canada have experienced.

“We are excited and honoured to present Carol Welsman in concert. She is one of the best jazz artists in the world,” says Third Avenue Centre Artist Director Mark Turner. “Saskatoon is Carol’s first performance following the release of her brand new album, Journey. It is a concert and a celebration,” explains Turner.
The Welsman concert is a fund raising event for Third Ave Centre for Community Enrichment, a newly established non-profit organization. Its vision is to establish Third Avenue United Church as a premium cultural venue in Saskatoon. The Centre operates independently from the Church and promotes the space for concerts and community events to raise funds. Proceeds will be directed toward building facility upgrades and sustainability.
“Third Ave, as it is commonly called in Saskatoon, is a cornerstone of culutral and community events for the city. As we enter the centennial year of the building, our organization will work to ensure the building’s existence and significance in the heart of Saskatoon,” says Angela Kempf, Chair, Board of Directors, Third Avenue Centre.

Turner encourages people to purchase tickets and experience an inspirational performance in a beautiful concert venue. In his own words, “Carol’s performance will blow everyone away.”

Tickets are available through Persephone Theatre Box Office
384-7727 or

Culture Revitalized!

So just a week ago we made the cover of the paper! 

Check out the awesome article.

Group aims to save Landmark

Add to that an interview we just had with NewsTalk Radio...seems like the media is starting to feel the excitement that the city has about Third Ave.

I have been interviewed and drilled with questions about this project a lot lately (a WORTH Magazine article is forth coming), and the question that I keep getting hit with is "Why are you so passionate about this?"

Its such a simple answer.  When you think of great cities, you think of their great buildings.  New York has Carnegie Hall or the Empire State Building.  London has Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.  Paris has Notre Dame and the Louvre.  Rome has the Vatican. 

When you go to those cities, those are "must see" locales.  So why isn't Third Ave a must see locale? 

We just don't give ourselves credit yet - I mean, we're a young culture, so we haven't yet adjusted to the idea that someday people will want to come here to see what we have going on.  The world has been watching us carefully; obviously they're taking note, it seems big business is booming.  Now is the time to start defining what landmarks make up this city.

Third Ave is, in my opinion, the best example of historic landmark in the city.  The Bes is beautiful.  The University is stunning.  And culturally, Third Ave is the one that has had the most impact over 100 years. 

The city, the media, the arts community - everyone is excited!