Events

Day of Action to Bring Back CRA Counter Services

There’s no service like in-person service!

Starts: August 21st, 2018 - 5:00pm
Where: Sheri Benson MP Office

Join me for a day of door knocking to bring back counter service at CRA!

Due to changes made by the Conservatives in 2012 and 2013, all CRA counter service counters were closed across Canada. This resulted in the elimination of 283 positions and the Canadian public can now only access the CRA via online communications or by phone through call centres.

A Summer BBQ for Me and You!

Our Second Annual Summer BBQ in the heart of Saskatoon West!

Starts: August 24th, 2018 - 2:00pm
Where: Station 20 West

Drop by Station 20 West to say ‘hi’ to me and my staff. We’ll be ready to chat and will have food for all to enjoy.

Family Friendly Coffee With Your MP

Bring your whole family for a coffee date with your MP!

Starts: August 29th, 2018 - 10:00am
Where: Learn and Play Café

Bring the whole family to grab a java with me at the Learn & Play Café! I promise great coffee and great company.

The first 25 cups of coffee (or tea) are on us!

Day of Action for Postal Banking

Knock on doors in support of postal banking!

Starts: August 14th, 2018 - 5:00pm

Join me for a day of door knocking to spread the word about why Canada could benefit from postal banking!

Postal banking is sustainable, profitable and equitable. It can provide service where the big banks have abandoned people and can offer services to Canadians across the country.  It is a sustainable solution that provides accessible banking services where no service is currently available and to those who cannot afford to (or choose not to) use corporate banks.

Income Tax Clinic

Need a hand to prepare your tax return?

Starts: July 26th, 2018 - 1:00pm
Where: Sheri Benson MP Office

We often have people come in to our office outside of tax time that need help filling out their income tax return in order to access important government benefits. There are not a lot of options for getting help so we thought we'd host a Volunteer Income Tax Clinic at the office!

If you have modest income and a simple tax situation, our volunteers can prepare your income tax and benefit return.

March with Sheri in the Saskatoon Pride Parade!

Join our walking float and show your support for the LGBTQ community!

Starts: June 23rd, 2018 - 12:30pm
Where: Under the University Bridge

Join MP Sheri Benson, marching in Saskatoon's Pride Parade this year!

It's always a great time, come dressed in your best orange or rainbow outfits and show your support for our LGBTQ community!

Pension Theft Town Hall with Scott Duvall

Starts: March 6th, 2018 - 7:00pm
Where: Frances Morrison Downtown Library

Join special guest, NDP Pension critic Scott Duvall (MP Hamilton Mountain) and Sheri Benson (MP Saskatoon West) for a Town Hall meeting to discuss the introduction of legislation that would protect the pensions workers and retirees have earned.

Family Fun Day

Starts: February 24th, 2018 - 1:00pm
Where: Cosmo Civic Center

Come have some fun with your MP! Bounce in the bouncy castle! Get your favourite balloon creature made by Warren from Balloon Funn!

As well as fun activities for the young and young at heart, we'll have information from local community organizations about the many great programs available in Saskatoon.

Come in from the Cold

Homelessness can be History

Starts: February 4th, 2018 - 2:30pm
Where: Centretown United Church

Every year, 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness.

The reasons are many, but they all face the same grim reality, they have no safe place to call home.  Safe from the cold, safe from the chaos of the city, safe from those who might hurt them.

Housing as a Human Right

What does that mean?

Starts: January 21st, 2018 - 2:30pm
Where: Cosmo Civic Centre - Theatre

The federal government has promised to make housing a right in Canada. What does that mean?

You're invited to a town hall to learn more.

Sheri Benson & David Forbes Holiday Open House

Come by the office for some snacks and holiday cheer!

Starts: December 19th, 2017 - 3:00pm
Where: David Forbes & Sheri Benson offices

Sheri Benson, MP Saskatoon West & David Forbes, MLA Saskatoon Centre welcome you to come by their offices for some snacks and holiday cheer.

We'll be collecting items for a local women's shelter at the Holiday Open House, please consider donating!

Universal Prescription Drug Plan Day of Action

Come knock on doors in support of a National Pharmacare Plan!

Starts: October 14th, 2017 - 12:00pm
Where: Sheri Benson MP Office

People shouldn’t have to struggle to pay for the prescription drugs they need.


Canada is the only country in the world with a medicare system that doesn’t include prescription drugs, and one in five people are unable to fill their prescriptions due to financial reasons. That’s not something we can accept.

Back to School BBQ

Starts: September 9th, 2017 - 2:00pm
Where: Station 20 West

Come on out for a hot dog with your MP!

Save Sasktel Day of Action

Join me for a day of door knocking and coming together to keep Sasktel Public.

Starts: August 20th, 2017 - 1:00pm
Where: Sheri Benson MP office

Sasktel provides good jobs for the people of Saskatchewan and keeps money in our province. Customers across Canada envy our low phone and internet bills, the lowest in the country.

Unfortunately, the provincial government has committed to selling off at least 49% of our Telecommunications Crown. Telecommunications is a federally regulated industry; even a partial sale of SaskTel may require approval from the federal Competition Bureau, the CRTC, and the Minister of Industry.

Table at Dundonald Canada Day 150

Sheri Benson frisbees and other gifts!

Starts: July 1st, 2017 - 4:00pm
Where: Dundonald School

This Canada Day we'll be handing out frisbees at the Dundonald Canada Day 150 event at Dundonald School (162 Wedge Rd) between 4pm and 6pm!

Supplies are limited so don't dilly dally, come by and say hi!

March in the Pride Parade

March with Sheri in the Saskatoon Pride Parade

Starts: June 24th, 2017 - 11:30am

It's Pride Saskatoon's 25th birthday this year. Join Sheri Benson and the Saskatoon West team as we celebrate in the Pride Parade on June 24th.

Parade gathers at 24th St E and Spadina Cres E, under the University Bridge and runs through downtown about 13 blocks.

Tabling at National Aboriginal Day

Come by to say hi while we celebrate with our Indigenous friends!

Starts: June 21st, 2017 - 9:00am
Where: Victoria Park

Come out to say hi at the celebrations hosted by the Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre and the Office of the Treaty Commissioner on National Aboriginal Day, June 21 2017.

9:30am - Rock Your Roots: Walk for Reconciliation

Table at Welcome to the Gaybourhood

Come say hi and learn about what your MP office can do to help you!

Starts: June 14th, 2017 - 11:00am
Where: Out Saskatoon

Welcome to the Gaybourhood Annual Street Fair and Free Family BBQ!

Day of Action: Good Jobs = Better Lives

On April 29th we'll be joining New Democrats across the country knocking on doors to talk about the importance of supporting good jobs.

Starts: April 29th, 2017 - 11:00am
Where: Sheri Benson MP office

Join your MP and New Democrats across Canada knocking on doors to talk about the importance of supporting good jobs in our country.

Last year, almost every job created in Canada was part-time.

Disability Tax Credit Seminar

with Peter Julian, MP and the Saskatoon Ostomy Association

Starts: April 22nd, 2017 - 11:00am
Where: Saskatoon Inn

This seminar, co-hosted by my colleague and long-time MP, Peter Julian, and the Saskatoon Ostomy Association will present information on accessing the Disability Tax Credit (DTC).

The Saskatoon Ostomy Association has invited Peter to present his Disability Tax Credit Seminar via phone at their Living with an Ostomy Educational
Seminar.

Family Day Fun Day!

with Sheri Benson, MP

Starts: February 18th, 2017 - 1:00pm
Where: Cosmo Civic Centre Gym

Come have some fun with your MP! Bounce in the bouncy castle! Get your favourite balloon creature made by Warren from Balloon Funn!

February 18th 1pm-4pm, all the fun is free of charge!

Disability Tax Credit Province-Wide Telehealth Presentation

with NDP MP Peter Julian

Starts: January 20th, 2017 - 1:15am
Where: www.facebook.com/sheribensonndp/

The Telehealth Disability Tax Credit Seminar by NDP MP Peter Julian will broadcast on January 20, 2017 at 1:15 p.m Live on Facebook!

Visit Sheri Benson, MP for Saskatoon West Facebook Page on Friday January 20th at 1:15pm to watch the live stream.

Senior's Health Care Round Table

How to leverage the next Health Accord to deliver better health care for Canada's seniors

Starts: October 11th, 2016 - 1:00pm
Where: YWCA studio

We know that Canada's population is aging. With the first of the baby boom generation now reaching 65, there has been increasing discussion among parliamentarians about seniors care and a strategy involving the federal, provincial and territorial governments. Currently 16% of Canadians are over age 65, and that number is expected to grow to almost a quarter of the population by 2036.

I believe that the time has come to hear from my constituents on how we can work together to make this constituency more age friendly. With the negotiation of a new Health Accord underway between the federal, provincial and territorial governments, the timing could not be better to come up with solutions for how to respond to the health care needs of seniors in our constituency.

Electoral Reform Information Night

Making Every Vote Count Equally

Starts: October 3rd, 2016 - 6:30pm
Where: Station 20 West

The electoral reform process currently underway in Canada is a historic moment. Our current electoral system is outdated and doesn’t justly represent the will of the people.

We want to help you understand what this means for you and hear what you have to say.