Soccer Kids In The Park for youth 4-18 years old – free program

Soccer Kids in the Park for youth 4-18 years old starts this week on July 2nd and goes all summer. For information on when and where it’s taking place around the city, go to
http://saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca/minisocceru6-u10/programs/soccerkidsinthepark

The soccer program takes place in various parks and youth centres around the city, with our closest participating parks being Mayfair, Kelsey-Woodlawn, and Caswell.  But you can drop in at any park around the city, not just the one in your neighbourhood!

The Pied Piper- live theatre July 4th in A.H. Browne Park!

July 4 – A.H. Browne Park in Mayfair at 7:00 pm

Enjoy some family-friendly fun watching live theatre in the great outdoors this summer!

Theatre in the Park 2014
July 4 – 23, 2014 in 20 different parks around Saskatoon

Theatre in the Park is Saskatchewan’s first FREE live professional outdoor theatre. Suitable for all ages. Everyone welcome. FREE of charge.

Check the link below for dates and park locations:

http://sumtheatre.com/theatre-in-the-park

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.

Outdoor Pools Opening Soon

Copied from City of Saskatoon news:

OUTDOOR POOLS AND KINSMEN PLAY VILLAGE OPEN FOR THE SUMMER BEGINNING SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

Make a splash this summer!  Lathey Pool, Riversdale Pool, and the Play Village at Kinsmen Park, which includes a supervised paddling pool and accessible playground, will open for the season on Saturday, June 14.  George Ward Pool and Mayfair Pool will open on Monday, June 16.

 

General admission to the outdoor pools provides access to a variety of aquatic drop-in activities (i.e. public, lane, Parent and Tot swims, and Aquafitness classes) for people of all ages.  Children five years and under are admitted free to outdoor pools when accompanied by a parent or guardian.  There is no admission charge to the Kinsmen Play Village. 

Also available for the summer are special outdoor pool bulk tickets.  Buy in bulk and save.  Purchasing a pack of 10 outdoor pool passes provides a 20% discount off regular general admission rates.  Get them while it’s HOT!

Swimming lessons are offered for all ages and abilities at each of the outdoor pools, except Kinsmen Play Village.  Please refer to the City of Saskatoon’s Summer Leisure Mini Guide (www.saskatoon.ca/go/leisureguide) for more details.

 

A reminder that outdoor pools will be cleared immediately if lightning occurs and will close during steady rain conditions or if temperatures are 14 degrees or lower.  Check Drop-in Online (www.saskatoon.ca/go/dropinonline), and sign up for Service Alerts for updates.

 

To find an outdoor pool location near you, please visit www.saskatoon.ca and look under “O” for Outdoor Pools.

 

Summer Garden Program at Mayfair Community School this summer!

My name is Audra Loessin and I am a Summer Garden Program leader with Agriculture in the Classroom. The Summer Garden Program is a free weekly drop-in garden program running every Tuesday from 1 – 3 PM from July 8 – August 26 at Mayfair Community School. The program will provide activities and games surrounding gardening, healthy eating, sustainability, and cultural perspectives. It will serve as an inclusive space for youth to connect with their communities and actively participate in outdoor learning. The hope is that children will learn how to nurture and maintain their gardens while gaining a sense of responsibility for the well-being of themselves, their school and their community.

Let’s keep our neighbourhood alleys clean

Did you know that we have a nearby business that recycles all things metal? This includes your big and small appliances, along with many other items. See the website at the link below for more information including location and hours.

Recycle all your metal (including big and small appliances) for free in Saskatoon: http://www.bnmetals.com/generalinfo

From the website:
“BN Metals works with Affiliated Auto to recycle all things metal! We recycle everything from aluminum to steel, from brass to copper and the list goes on.

Our Saskatoon office is located at 1920 Quebec Avenue, South of Circle Drive. All metals are accepted for cash during business hours:

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday 8 am – 3 pm
Closed long weekends and holidays

For appliances including fridges, stoves, microwaves, miscellaneous metals etc., our free drop-off area is located at the front of our Saskatoon office and is available 24/7 for your convenience.

We recycle all metals, however, we also have bins for plastic, paper and cardboard available in our drop-off area.

**No Garbage Please

For large items, such as cars and trucks or large loads, please call ahead at 306-242-3669 and we will be able to assist you.”

Community Association meetings finished for 2013-2014

Monthly Community Association meetings that are open to all residents have now come to an end. The date for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to kick off 2014-2015 will be announced here in late summer. Thank you to everyone who attended our meetings, and please come out again when we start up again in the fall. We always welcome new faces and would love to hear your ideas for indoor and outdoor programming and events in the community. Volunteers are always welcome and always appreciated.

Take care and have a safe and happy summer.

Spray Pads Open Sunday, June 1st

SUMMER SPRAY PADS OPEN SUNDAY, JUNE 1

* Our community spray pad park is in A.H. Browne Park in Mayfair. *

Residents are invited to cool off this summer at any of the 17 spray pads located around the city! Summer spray pads will open for the season on Sunday, June 1 at 10 a.m. and will be operational daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Monday, September 1, 2014.

Please note: Spray pad sites located on or near school grounds have timers and are set to turn spray features off during recess and lunch breaks. Shut-off times will vary according to individual school schedules.

To find a spray pad location near you, please visit http://www.saskatoon.ca/go/playgrounds or call 306-975-3378.