Each school year, hundreds of Evan Hardy students get involved in many extracurricular clubs, activities and sports. Coaches and supervising staff members recognize this participation in a variety of ways. Each team typically gives out individual awards at the end of the season, while at the school level, overall participation is used to determine winners of the "Active Soul" awards, which are presented at the year-end awards ceremony called Colour Day. This is a great achievement and demonstrates a level of commitment and responsibility that may help with future endeavors (e.g., references, resume, post-secondary recommendations). Becoming involved in extracurricular activities is a great way to have fun, show school spirit, meet new people, build skills and make memories that last a lifetime.
Excellent opportunities exist at Evan Hardy Collegiate for students with an interest in fine arts. Our aspiring actors, artists, dancers and musicians put their talents and abilities on display for a variety of audiences. Visual artists may participate in art club, design drama sets, and paint school and community-based murals. The walls at Evan Hardy are filled with artwork, and students of all abilities are encouraged to be part of this artistic legacy.
Performing artists may get involved in dramatic and musical productions. In recent years, we have produced
The Wizard of Oz and
John Lennon and Me (2013-14), Little Shop of Horrors (2014-15),
Seussical the Musical and
Pride and Prejudice (2015-16), Back to the 80s (2016-17),
James and the Giant Peach (2017-18),
Willy Wonka (2018-19) and Tarzan (2019-2020). Evan Hardy also holds its own One Act Play festival to produce multiple student-directed one acts. Students work with local artists to develop their plays and the artists adjudicate performances in the spring. In addition to our mainstage productions, students with a wide variety of talents put on a performing arts showcase each spring and two music concerts throughout the year. The arts also play an important role in the school's well-known Remembrance Day observance.
Dramatic and musical productions in recent years include:
Seussical the Musical
Back to the 80s
James and the Giant Peach
(2019). Evan Hardy also has a long tradition of excellence in student directed One Act Plays.
Band/Choir Evan Hardy has a thriving music program consisting of several concert bands, jazz bands, a large choir, small ensembles and much more! To help students gain a lifelong love and appreciation for music, students in the Evan Hardy music program become part of a very special community who share a love of music making. Evan Hardy musical ensembles have a longstanding tradition of excellence, having received top awards at the National Music Festival, most recently in Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary, in addition to receiving several awards from the Saskatoon Music Festival. Performing several times a year in festivals in and out of Saskatoon, home school concerts, community events and neighboring elementary schools, there is always great energy in the music community. Evan Hardy proudly showcases all of our most talented artists every June at Showcase.
Athletics Evan Hardy creates opportunities for students to be involved in sport at the frosh, junior and senior levels. Students in grades 9 to 12 can participate in a variety of activities involving local and provincial competition. Athletic opportunities include volleyball, golf, soccer, football, cross country, curling, basketball, wrestling, badminton, and track and field.
Thirty-two provincial championship banners, the most in any high school in the province, hang in the main gymnasium. During the last few years, our girls' and boys' soccer teams have won city and provincial championships while our senior basketball and volleyball teams have excelled in league competition, often advancing to represent Saskatoon in provincial championships.
A varied program of intramural programs compliments our intercollegiate offerings. Students have the opportunity at lunch to participate in football, floor hockey, frisbee, soccer and more. In addition, for only $25 students can access one of the best equipped high school fitness centres in Saskatoon.
Soul Ambassadors — The Soul Ambassadors are a group of students who act as positive ambassadors for Evan Hardy Collegiate and community. Soul Ambassadors look for ways to make the community a better place through volunteer work, awareness and leadership. Throughout the school year, they assist with a wide variety of events put on by Evan Hardy Collegiate, including our open house. Soul Ambassadors also plan activities for students that encourages our English as an Additional Language students to get involved and learn more about Canada. The foundation of our club is to build strong relationships and interpersonal skills, and practice great leadership and team-building skills. We welcome students from all grade levels and backgrounds.
Culturescape — This is Evan Hardy‘s annual multicultural fair. The event theme may change yearly, depending on the ideas provided by the student leadership committee planning the event. Given the many cultural groups represented at Evan Hardy, Culturescape is an opportunity for students and staff to learn about the diversity in our building. All students and parents are encouraged to participate.
Media and Tech Club — The media and tech club is a student led group made up of individuals who are interested in gaining experience in projects related to multimedia, audio, video and lighting. Members of the group participate by filming events for various Evan Hardy sporting events and school activities, as well as out-of-school clients. The club is also responsible for operating lighting, sound and technology for theatrical performances, as well as school events and activities.
Synchrotron Club — Winner of the National Students on the Beamlines science poster prize, this club is open to grades 11 and 12 students who have a keen interest in science and who are excited to work in an internationally renowned science facility. Students work with a designated scientist to design and execute a synchrotron experiment. Students must be prepared to commit time and creative energy to participate in this group.
Student Representative Council (SRC) — The SRC is a body elected by the students to initiate and coordinate activities to benefit the students, school and community. The council‘s greatest concern is to create opportunities within the school for students to develop and exercise leadership, creativity, sportsmanship and fellowship.
Charity Committee — This very active committee meets once a week to organize charitable events with all donations benefiting local, national and international organizations. Each year, this committee helps to support the Terry Fox Foundation, the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre and one international charity. In the last three years, Evan Hardy Collegiate students and staff have raised almost $18,000.00 for the Terry Fox Foundation, gathered nearly 18,000 non-perishable food items for the Saskatoon Food Bank, sent relief kits to Haiti and school kits to Afghanistan, and donated money to Free the Children, the Red Cross, the MCC and the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre. This group is dedicated to helping those in need and it truly believes every action and donation can help make a difference in our community, country and world!
Souls Source Newspaper — Evan Hardy's school newspaper is a student run club that meets weekly. Newspapers are published digitally with some paper copies available at the library, student services and at the main office. Newspaper editions are bi-monthly.
Canoe Club — Canoe club is open to students in all grades and provides the opportunity to engage with nature while camping and canoeing along scenic Saskatchewan landscapes. The club begins in the spring with a series of planning meetings and a minimum of 10 hours of on-the-water skills training. Students learn basic canoeing skills, including how to paddle, load and rescue canoes; how to pack and travel for extended outdoor excursions; and how to control environmental exposure.