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 .

Saskatoon is changing. It’s how we manage change that is important. Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon is a public planning initiative to develop a Growth Plan to Half a Million that will help guide future infrastructure investments so residents will have more choices for how they live and move aro…
growingfwd.ca

Outdoor Soccer Registration

This year, Caswell Community Association is administering youth soccer registrations for Caswell Hill and for Hudson Bay Park / Mayfair / Kelsey Woodlawn. The following links will take you to the registration site. If you prefer to register in person, please complete a registration form found in the mailbox at 818 Avenue D North and leave it with a cheque made out to Caswell Community Association. Season runs from May 4 to June 27.

Kinder Soccer is for kids ages 2 to 6 $20/player and is held weekly in Asworth Holmes Park
Tuesdays: Picatic.com/Caswell_Kinder_Soccer_Tuesdays
Wednesdays: Picatic.com/Caswell_Kinder_Soccer_Wednesdays
Thursdays: Picatic.com/Caswell_Kinder_Soccer_Thursdays
Fridays: Picatic.com/Caswell_Kinder_Soccer_Fridays

Under 6 Soccer is for kids born in 2009 & 2010 $70/player
Caswell: Picatic.com/Caswell_Under_6
HBP/Mayfair: Picatic.com/HBP_Mayfair_Under_6

Under 8 Soccer is for kids born in 2007 & 2008 $75/player
Caswell: Picatic.com/Caswell_Under_8
HBP/Mayfair: Picatic.com/HBP_Mayfair_Under_8

Under 10 Soccer is for kids born in 2005 & 2006 $80/player
Boys: Picatic.com/Caswell_HBP_Mayfair_Under_10_Boys
Co-ed: Picatic.com/Caswell_HBP_Mayfair_Under_10_CO-ED

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 20

We would love to talk to you if you’d like to become our Soccer Coordinator for the fall indoor season.

Tuesday, February 24 – 7pm meeting for Mayfair/Kelsey-Woodlawn Local Area Plan (LAP)

From Konrad Andre:

Hi Everyone, a friendly reminder that our third review meeting for the Mayfair & Kelsey-Woodlawn Local Area Plan will be held tomorrow evening:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
St. Michael Community School – Gymnasium
22 33rd Street East
7:00 PM

We will be reviewing important draft sections of the plan:
•Transit & Active Transportation
•Parks, Open Spaces, and Community Gardens
•Preserving History, Heritage and Culture
•North Downtown Master Plan & Saskatchewan Polytechnic

To view the draft sections, please visit  LAP for Mayfair and Kelsey-Woodlawn  (Scroll down the page a bit until you come to the Mayfair/Kelsey-Woodlawn LAP information)

Community Meeting Wednesday Feb. 25 at 7pm

Community Association Meeting

The  February meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 25 at Ecole Henry Kelsey on Valens Drive in the staff room at 7 p.m.  All residents welcome!  We’ll be talking about the Spring Newsletter, whether we need the rink port-a-potty for March, and other exciting stuff.   Feel free to drop by, and bring your own mug or cup if you’d like a hot drink during the meeting.

Soccer Coordinator Needed

It’s almost time to register for the spring outdoor soccer season. This is normally a big deal for our neighbourhood – we register teams in all the age groups and kids learn the fundamentals of soccer while having a blast.

We can not register players this season until we have a new Soccer Coordinator. Our current person has done it for many years – so many his kids are too old for this program, which only goes up to the U10 age group. It’s time for someone else to step up.

If you can help, please contact us (hbpmkwinfo@gmail.com). The duties are listed here for details on what is involved. The position could be shared between two people.

  • Acts as liaison with the community association and respective sport organization;
  • Is responsible for recruiting and appointing coaches;
  • Represents his/her respective sport at all meetings of the association.
  • Approximately 15 hours per month in March/April and September, plus 3 hours per month outside of “gearing up” months.
  • These documents give more information:

Idylwyld Drive CBC Radio Show!

Do you have a great story to tell about Idylwyld Drive? Maybe you know someone who’s working hard to make Idylwyld a better place to live and work. Maybe there’s a local issue you think more people need to know about. Maybe there are community voices that simply aren’t being heard.

I’m interested in hearing those stories. My name’s Trevor Pritchard, and I’m an associate producer with CBC Saskatoon’s morning radio show, Saskatoon Morning. We’re hoping to visit your community and host a live show that’s all about Idylwyld Drive in the coming weeks and months — and we want to hear first-hand from you about what’s going on in the neighbourhood.

If there’s an idea you think we should pursue for the show, let me know! I can be reached at trevor.pritchard@cbc.ca , on Twitter at @tcp909, or at 613-288-6533 (I’m working out of CBC Ottawa at the moment, hence the long-distance number). Thanks, and I hope to hear from you soon!