Annual General Meeting

Who: Any resident of Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair, or Kelsey Woodlawn
What: The Community Association Annual General Meeting! A short meeting to review our year, welcome  new volunteers, approve our financial statement and budget, and meet new community-minded neighbours.
Where: Momentum Health and Fitness, 402 33rd St. W
When: Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm
Why: AGMs come once a year as an obligation of being a non-profit corporation. They’re also a chance to engage new people, evaluate our success, and celebrate our neighbourhoods!

Note that this is during the Third Annual 33rd Street Fair (which runs 11 am to 5 pm), so you should plan to be there! Also, anyone that attends the meeting will get a coupon for free ice cream or coffee at Better Off Beans as a thank-you for coming. Momentum asks visitors to remove shoes at the door, and there are a few interior stairs. We apologize for it not being an accessible location, and invite questions or comments by email or at our monthly meetings at Henry Kelsey School.

At this AGM, we will be updating our Constitution, Bylaws, and Policies. If you want to read these items in advance of the meeting, please go here.

Volunteer with us!

As September approaches, we’re looking for a few new people to join the Community Association! No experience needed, just a desire to make our neighbourhood a better place to live. If you have ideas and energy, we want to help you make things happen.

We are currently seeking:

  • Vice President (to take over President in Fall 2016)
  • Indoor Programs Coordinator
  • Soccer Coordinator
  • Website/Internet Coordinator
  • Members-at-large (particularly someone from Kelsey-Woodlawn)

Descriptions can be found here.

We meet roughly once a month (no meetings in December, June, or July) and we work together to try to keep it fun! Contact us at hbpmkwinfo@gmail.com if you’re interested in learning more.

We also need a volunteer to take on the care of the Henry Kelsey Rink for the 2015/2016 winter season. Responsibilities include making the ice, flooding the ice, clearing snow (snowblower provided), and unlocking and locking the rink shack. We offer an honorarium of $1,200 for the season to thank you for your time and effort – if you want to take this on, please contact us.

Community Garage Sale Weekend and Curbside Swap!

Our neighborhood’s community garage sale weekend is this coming Saturday and Sunday, May 9 & 10, 2015. We’re compiling a map of sales:

Printable Map Here

Google Map Here

Facebook Event Here

And then afterward, we invite you to leave your free goodies out for a Curbside Swap on Sunday May 10 from 3-8 p.m. This means you leave your unwanted but useful items out on your front lawn or driveway with a big “free” that makes it clear this stuff is up for grabs.

Facebook Event Here

Acceptable items include:
Appliances
Bicycles
Tools
Furniture
Books/movies/CDs/DVDs
Kitchen utensils
Building material
Computers and electronics
Yard and garden equipment
Clothes
Usable paint
Sporting goods
Musical instruments
Plants, potted trees, etc.
Other durable goods

Unacceptable items:
Garbage or recyclables
Chemicals of any kind
Weapons of any kind
Food items
Mattresses
Dangerous/illegal items
Car/booster seats
Baby gates and walkers
Cribs/cradles

Welcome Spring – Community Clean-Up May 2nd!

Saturday, May 2nd from 10am – Noon
Community Clean-Up to Welcome Spring!
(meet at 9:45am to sign in at A.H. Browne Park, 37th St. W. between Avenues D and F)
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 The 2nd Annual Community Clean-Up will take place in A.H. Browne Park and surround-ing streets.  The Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair/Kelsey-Woodlawn Community Association is organizing another come-on-your-own or come-as-a-group, all-ages, family-friendly clean-up to welcome Spring and enjoy getting some fresh air and exercise.  Garbage bags will be provided, but please bring your own gloves.
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 A light lunch will be provided to volunteers and water will be available.   The bathrooms will be open just before the clean-up, then closed during the clean-up, and opened again during lunch.  The park has a beautiful playground, so bring your family and hang out for a bit.  Meet at the A.H. Browne Park playground equipment around 9:45 to sign in and get your garbage bags.  We also have “Community Volunteers” shirts that you can borrow to wear during the clean-up; the community event shirts are red, so feel free to wear your own red shirt if you like.
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Note: Children’s wagons are great for helping to carry garbage bags and the kids can ride along or help pull the wagon.
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 You can contact Suzanne at hbpmkwinfo@gmail.com with any questions.
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 Hope to see you on May 2nd – thank you for helping the community welcome Spring!
Community Clean-Up May 2014
Community Clean-Up May 2014

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FINAL Mayfair – Kelsey Woodlawn LAP review is April 1 at 7pm

A reminder that the final Local Area Plan review meeting is Wednesday, April 1st at 7pm.

They will review all of the changes discussed at the previous three meetings, and also do some prioritizing. The LAP draft, with changes noted in red, is available at www.saskatoon.ca/go/lap.

Mayfair & Kelsey-Woodlawn LAP Review Meeting
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
St. Michael Community School – Gymnasium
7:00PM

Try it free!

Try it free!

Yoga, Zumba, Co-ed Floor Hockey, Kinder Gym, Kids Open Gym

Have you thought about trying a Community Association program, but wondered if it’s what you’re looking for? Our instructors are top-notch and we’re excited to offer you a free peek at the following programs:
Adult Floor Hockey (age 16+) – Monday March 23 and 30, 7 p.m., Mayfair School Gym (BYO stick)
Gentle Yoga – Tuesday March 24, 7 p.m. Henry Kelsey School Gym (Bring a mat)
Zumba –  Thursday March 26, 7 p.m., Henry Kelsey School Gym
These three programs will be offering Spring Sessions. Talk to the instructor or sign up at the first class in April (week of April 13th).

We’re winding up our family gym times, so come try those out for free as well! It’s still cold, so run the kids indoors. These programs do not have a formal instructor. so please stay to play with your kids.
Kinder Gym (especially for toddlers and kids under 6) Wednesday March 27, 6:15 p.m. Mayfair School Gym
Kids Open Gym (kids 6-14) Wednesday March 27, 7 p.m. Henry Kelsey School
Ages on these are not strict, so if your kids span the suggested age groups, pick the best time for you.

No registration is required for these free classes – just show up ready to participate. We want you to meet your neighbours, get some exercise, and discover that our programs are a great value! You’re also welcome to try us out if you live outside our boundaries – our programs have room for everyone.

Public Service Announcement

The City of Saskatoon invites residents to participate in the third round of open public engagement for the Growth Plan to Half a Million (Growth Plan).

Public Meetings are being held at TCU Place on Tuesday, March 3rd:

Main Events – Growth Plan Focused Discussions
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
TCU Place, 35 22nd Street East
Daytime Session: Noon to 2 p.m. OR Evening Session: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Online survey is here if you can’t make it to a meeting: http://shapingsaskatoon.ca/projects/growing-forward-shaping-saskatoon

PSA:
The City of Saskatoon invites residents to participate in the third round of open public engagement for the Growth Plan to Half a Million (Growth Plan).

Input is being sought on the recommended long-term plans for a new transit system with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT); a new river crossing at 33rd Street; BRT lanes on the University Bridge; and, redevelopment along major corridors like 8th Street, 22nd Street, and Preston Avenue.

The public also has an opportunity to provide feedback on the recommended implementation priorities for putting specific features of the Growth Plan in motion over the short- , medium- , and long-term.

Detailed project information and an online survey will be available at www.growingfwd.ca beginning Wednesday, February 25, through Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

In addition to online engagement, there are several public events being hosted for residents to learn more and provide input into the development of the Growth Plan.

Main Events – Growth Plan Focused Discussions
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
TCU Place, 35 22nd Street East
Daytime Session: Noon to 2 p.m.
Evening Session: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Growth Plan Campus Consultation
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Louis’ Loft, 93 Campus Drive
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The input gathered during this round of engagement will help to develop the long-term plans for corridor redevelopment, transit, and core area bridges, as well as set the direction for an implementation plan. We will be back in the fall to share what we heard and confirm the final Growth Plan with the public.

Once complete, the Growth Plan will help to guide future infrastructure investments so residents will have more choices for how they live and move around the city as Saskatoon grows to half a million people over the next 30 to 40 years.

For more information on the Growth Plan or to sign up for project update notifications, please visit www.growingfwd.ca .

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