On Your Smarts. Get Set. GO!

Participate in Saskatoon's all-ages summer learning challenge – the Knowlympics! Featuring 10 weeks of learning challenges that are fun for everyone. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, discover new interests and explore your city. 

Complete our challenges or create your own – as long as you’re learning, that’s all that matters. You can register as an individual in one of three age categories (kids, teens & adults) or, new for 2018, as a family. 

You can play for medals by completing the most challenges in your age bracket, and everyone who registers is eligible to win the super-awesome grand prize package. 

Let’s strive for Knowlympics glory, Saskatoon! 

How to Participate

1. Pick up your passport at any SPL location (beginning Jun 1, 2018).
2. Have fun learning new things all summer long! Use #knowlympics to share what you are learning as you go.
3. Compete for medals, or just for the fun of it.

Passport PDF (note you must register at a branch to be eligible for prizes)


Gold, silver & bronze will be awarded in each of the four categories (kids, teens, adults & family). If you're playing for medals, you must drop off your passport at any SPL location on or before 5 pm, Aug 15, 2018. 

Knowlympics Events

Attend the Knowlympics Opening Ceremony event and start completing your challenges. There will be booths set up around the library where you can enjoy a bunch of fun activities -- build robots, make buttons, make 3D art, create your own song, and much more! Also, back by popular demand: free face painting!

Knowlympics Kick-Off Event
Saturday / Jun 2 / 10 am – 3 pm / Frances Morrison Central Library

There will also be events held at each branch on Saturdays from Jun 9 to Jul 28. Activities at these events will include Bee-Bots, 3D pens, Bloxel video-game builders and button making. Dates and locations are as follows:

Knowlympics Branch Events / Saturdays / 11am – 3pm
Jun 9 / Alice Turner Branch
Jun 16 / Carlyle King Branch
Jun 23 / Dr. Freda Ahenakew Branch & J.S. Wood Branch
Jul 7 / Cliff Wright Branch
Jul 14 / Rusty Macdonald Branch
Jul 21 / Mayfair Branch
Jul 28 / Round Prairie Branch


Early Bird Prize

Everyone who signs up for the Knowlympics before Jun 30 will be entered to win a two-year family membership from the Remai Modern. Thank-you to the Remai Modern for their generosity!

Two-Year Family Membership

Grand Prize

A big thank-you to all the organizations who have generously sponsored our 2018 Knowlympics grand prize! Everyone who signs up for the Knowlympics this year will be entered to win a package with the following prizes.

A Makey-Makey kit from SPL
Three Apex swag bags (water bottle, wristband,
hair ties, pens, one-hr jump pass)
Four free admission passes
Two general admission passes
Three board games
10-pack admission card
Family pass
Five $10 gift cards
Two tickets to "Twenty Thousand Leagues
Under the Sea" (Feb 2019)
Four cruise passes
Family pack (two adults, two youth)
tickets to 
home opener on Sep 22. 
Also included are an adult
(medium) t-shirt and picture.
Family pack (two adults, two youth) tickets
to any 2018/19 Huskies Athletics game.
Two-year family membership

Any two medium pizzas, two salads & 2L pop.


Knowlympics Challenges

Challenges are divided into 10 learning areas. Click each icon for more information:

icon art

icon - civic

icon - digital

icon - early literacy
Early Learning

icon - financial

icon - math

icon - multicultural

icon - reading

icon - science
Science & Technology

icon - writing