The RBID - Under Construction

The Riversdale Business Improvement District (RBID) is a not for profit group of business and property owners who operate between Idylwyld Drive and Ave P and 22nd Street (south side) to 17th Street West.  Mandated by the City of Saskatoon to improve, beautify, and supplement the city’s maintenance, the RBID works with the community to see the vision of a revitalized neighbourhood come to pass. For over 20 years the RBID has provided a voice for the community which has not been seen in a positive light. Now, However everyone is talking about Riversdale and Pleasant Hill as the places to be in Saskatoon. Right beside the South Saskatchewan River and a stone’s throw from the downtown business area, Riversdale and Pleasant Hill are posed to explode with a renewed vigor the like of which has never been seen before in Saskatoon.  With all of the new businesses opening their doors and the huge amount of redevelopment that is occurring. It’s no wonder the area has seen property values rise, incomes increase and improved opportunities for all. We're Ready To Soar!

Riversdale Board of Management

Curtis Olson of Shift Development

Board Chair
Curtis Olson is the owner of Shift Development Inc and has actively been working on both commercial and residential
development projects around Riversdale and it's neighboring communities.  Curtis graduated from the University of
Saskatchewan in 2004 with a degree in Engineering (Physics).  His interest after graduating moved quickly into urban
redevelopment and with his wife developed the CHURCH and The HayLoft where the two host house concerts and
performances.

What do you have to say about Riversdale?
"I Love Riversdale and the diversity of people, businesses and ideas that are germinating in the neighborhood."

 

Carla Duval-Tyler of Cheshire Animation

Board Vice Chair
Carla Duval-Tyler along with her husband own Cheshire Smile Animation, a Riversdale based animation studio, which
has produced television shows for Global and the CBC.



What do you have to say about Riversdale?
"The Vibrancy of the neighbourhood! Feeling like you are part of something up-and-coming. A place of art and trendy spaces!"
 

 

Pat Lojre City Councilor Ward 2

City Council Liaison
Pat Lojre - Ward 2 is the Council Liaison


What do you have to say about Riversdale?
 

 

Neil Robinson of Garden Architecture

Board Member
Neil Robinson is the owner and operator of Garden Architecture.


What do you have to say about Riversdale?
 

 

Lionel Wong of Money Express

Board Member
Lionel Wong 


What do you have to say about Riversdale?
 

 

Judy Storey of Escape Sports

Board Member
Judy Storey the representative of Escape Sports is also, along with her husband Brian, the Co-Owner of Pelican Signs, 
which was founded in 1998. Spending most of her life in Saskatoon has allowed Judy to become highly involved in the community.
When she's not concentrating on being a Board Member on the RBID, Friends of the Broadway Theatre and Choc 'la Cure,
she's filling her time by cycling, cross country skiing, swimming and traveling. Constantly on the go, Judy also has five children
and four grandchildren, all who live in Saskatoon, her family life is as busy as her professional life. 

What do you have to say about Riversdale?
"I am excited about owning a business in Riversdale. This is a very interesting time for Riversdale as there is lots of interest in
being involved here. It is the up and coming area of Saskatoon."

 

Stephanie Norris of Hot Yoga on 20th

Board Member
Stephanie Norris is the owner and operator of Hot Yoga On 20th


What do you have to say about Riversdale?

 

Veronica Tricker of On2U Tattoo

Board Member
Veronica Tricker is the owner and operator of On2U Tattoo.


What do you have to say about Riversdale?
 

 

Steven Thair of Brunsdon Junor Johnson Appraisals  

Board Member
Steven Thair; B.A., AACI, LL.B, is the representative of Brunsdon Junor Johnson Appraisals Ltd.  A real estate appraisal
and consulting firm located right on 20th Street West.  Started in 1950 as Koyl Agencies, Brunsdon Junor Johnson Appraisals
has grown to have 12 appraisers providing full service for homes, commercial and agricultural properties. Steven
 
joined the
RBID board when BJJ moved into the neighbourhood, his experience sitting on the U of S Alumni Board, the
 U of S Senate,
and the Broadway BID have proven to be asset to the Riversdale community. As a father of five and grandfather
 
of eight, Steven's
family is paramount in his life, as one of his many passions is writing children's books. His life's motto is
 "Work until I am 75,
play until I am 100."


What do you have to say about Riversdale?
"What an opportunity and privilege to be part of the rejuvenation of Riversdale. It’s exciting. The change in the last 5 years
has been significant."

 

RBID STAFF

Randy Pshebylo

Executive Director
Randy Pshebylo 


What do you have to say about Riversdale?
 

 

Tenicia Muhle-Rensby

Event & Communications Coordinator
Tenicia Muhle-Rensby 


What do you have to say about Riversdale?