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Sunday, September 7 – Lunch BBQ and AGM

All Residents Welcome

Come on out and join your community for the free lunch BBQ and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, September 7th to kick off 2014-2015! Elections for various volunteer positions will happen at the AGM. Please consider volunteering with other community members who meet once a month (except in summer) to help plan indoor/outdoor neighbourhood programs for all ages, as well as events in our community. We also have some fun throughout the year, getting together for coffee and snacks, as well as end-of-year potluck at members’ homes.

Elections for the following will take place at the AGM : President, Secretary, Newsletter, Rink, and Soccer Coordinator positions need to be filled at the AGM. Talk to any community association member during the BBQ if you have questions, or look for Suzanne at the volunteer table. We also welcome new Members-At-Large, a great place to start if you are not quite ready to fill a specific position.

DATE: Sunday, Sept. 7th
TIME: BBQ 11:30am – 1pm & AGM 1pm
PLACE: Henry Kelsey Park playground near the rink shack on Valens Drive

** Bouncy castle, fun games, soccer and more! **

See you on the 7th!

New SOCCER Coordinator needed before September 9th

Please Join Us – We’d Love to Have You on our  Community Team!

No Experience NecessaryJust a Desire to Join Other Community Volunteers in Providing Neighbourhood Programs

 Our Soccer Coordinator position needs to be filled. Long-time volunteer, David Newton, has worked hard to keep soccer going in our neighbourhood for many years, but the time has come for him to step down. We want to give him a big thank you for all he has done over the years; soccer has grown a lot in our community, and many children of all ages in our community participate in both fall and spring soccer.

Fall soccer will only take place this year if a new volunteer fills the position. NOTE: This is an administrative position; no soccer experience or knowledge is needed.

Training and transition will be provided. If you can help bring soccer to our kids, please send the community association an e-mail or comment here. You can ask questions or get in touch on the community facebook page as well.

◾work with Saskatoon Youth Soccer to run registration in our neighbourhood
◾coordinate coaches for our teams (U6, U8, U10)
◾distribute uniforms

Please get in touch if you or someone you know is interested or would like more information.

If a new soccer coordinator is found before September 9th, registration for indoor soccer this fall will be as follows:

Soccer Registration for U10, U8, U6, and Kinder Soccer will be at Henry Kelsey School on Valens Drive on Tuesday, September 9th from 7 – 9pm.

Age Groups and Cost:
Kinder $20 born 2011 & 2012 (or 2010 if you prefer more play-based than sport-based)
U6 $55 born 2009 & 2010
U8 $75 born 2007 & 2008
U10 $155 born 2005 & 2006.

Kids Flag Football

It’s that time of the year again! Fall flag football season is just around
the corner and we are contacting you to help get your community involved!
Our flag football league is for boys and girls in grades 1-8. We have all
girls teams, and mixed teams. As an added bonus the first 500 kids
registered will be entered to win a pair of Saskatchewan Roughriders
tickets to the September 21st game against the Ottawa Redblacks. The
season starts September 6th and will conclude with a year-end Jamboree on
October 18th.  The cost is $75 per child. This year we at SMF will handle
all registrations and will disperse all teams. For more information and
registration, please visit our website!

http://saskatoonminorfootball.com/fall/index.php

Registration closes September 2nd!

Fall Leisure Guide Online & Indoor Programs

Welcome to your community’s fall programming guide!

The Fall Leisure Guide is now online here: http://www.saskatoon.ca/DEPARTMENTS/Community%20Services/LeisureServices/Documents/leisure_guide.pdf

Our community’s programming is on the bottom of page 51 and continues on page 52. There are a number of new activities offered this fall, so be sure to tell your friends and neighbours!

Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair and Kelsey-Woodlawn

Registration for all programs including soccer is Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 7 – 9 p.m. Henry Kelsey School.  Come join us for a fun, active, healthy fall! Programs available for different age groups. Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair Community Association honours other community association memberships. Cost-as-a-barrier assistance is also available and all inquiries are kept confidential. Please ask a community association member about this at registration night if you have questions.

Our programs are listed on our Indoor Programs page.

2nd Annual 33rd Street Fair

Please join us for our 2nd Annual 33rd Street Fair! Saturday September 13th from 10am-4pm.

Avenue D to Avenue F on 33rd Street West will be CLOSED TO TRAFFIC so we can celebrate in true neighbourhood style!

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We’re starting the day with a marching parade so bring your instruments & noisemakers and meet after 9:30am in the courtyard of the 33rd St Market (north side of 33rd St. W. next to Reflexology by Jessica and Back to Coffee Beans) to learn a simple drum rhythm to play while we march up and down the street.

Buskers and vendors are invited to set up at no charge ~ please contact Nicola at Better Off Duds(306) 979-3837 to secure your spot. We’re encouraging sellers of handmade, recycled, vintage, and re-purposed items to join us. Bring your perennials for swapping! Bring your garden abundance for sharing in the spirit of Food is Free: http://foodisfreeproject.org/

Some of Saskatoon’s finest Food Trucks will be on site, so come hungry! Come spend the day with us and enjoy a real neighbourhood party.

In the unfortunate event of severe weather the event will be cancelled.

Soccer Coordinator needed

Our Soccer Coordinator position needs to be filled. Long-time volunteer David Newton has worked hard to keep soccer going in our neighbourhood for many years, but his kids are out of youth soccer and it’s time to pass on the position to someone new. NOTE: This is an administrative position; no soccer experience or knowledge is needed.

Training and transition will be provided. If you can help bring soccer to our kids, please send the community association an e-mail or comment here. You can ask questions or get in touch on the community facebook page as well.

◾work with Saskatoon Youth Soccer to run registration in our neighbourhood
◾coordinate coaches for our teams (U6, U8, U10)
◾distribute uniforms

Newsletter Coordinator position in the community

The Newsletter Coordinator position is open – Could you produce the Community Association Newsletter? The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the community will take place in early September, and this is when you can put your name forward to help us out for the 2014-2015 year.

We try to put out 2-3 newsletters a year. It’s busy in August and November (and maybe April if you want do to a spring newsletter as well). About 10-15 hours in those months and almost nothing the rest of the year. We have lots of advertisers to fill space in the newsletter, so it is community-related articles that can be added.

Send us a note if you’re interested, and please pass this information on to your friends and neighbours. You don’t have to wait until the September AGM to let us know you’d like to fill the position.

Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon

PSA – Public Service Announcement from the City of Saskatoon

GROWING FORWARD! SHAPING SASKATOON releases two Growth Plan reports.

The City of Saskatoon’s (City) Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon project is pleased to present two reports for information to City Council’s Planning and Operations Committee on June 17, 2014, which outline work-to-date on the City’s Growth Plan to Half a Million (Growth Plan).

The first report is the Growth Plan Summary Report #1: Taking Stock & Visioning. This report outlines work that Saskatoon has done to date to promote growth and development, identifies and explains key areas that will need to be addressed in the Growth Plan, and sets the stage for public discussion about detailed Growth Plan options in October 2014.

A summer information series called “Spotlight On” will be launched in the coming weeks and will highlight information contained in the summary report in the areas of core bridges, transit, rapid transit, and growth near major corridors.

The second report is the Winter 2014 Engagement Summary. This report shares what was heard during the Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon public engagement from February 25 to March 21, 2014.

Both reports are available on the project website at http://www.growingfwd.ca and represent the completion of Phase 2 of the five-phase Growth Plan development process.

Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon is a public planning initiative that is designed to plan for our future and navigate challenges associated with rapid population growth. A major outcome of Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon will be the Growth Plan, which will help guide civic infrastructure investments as Saskatoon grows to half a million people over the next 30 to 40 years.

Public consultation will be ongoing throughout the Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon process. Watch for more public engagement opportunities coming in October 2014. Those interested can also sign up for project update notifications at http://www.growingfwd.ca.