What Do We Do:
- Provide low (or no) cost activities for everyone in our community, from toddlers to seniors
- Produce and deliver a newsletter 3 x a year to inform residents about their neighbourhood
- keep the Henry Kelsey Rink going
- Partner with other groups to provide awesome community builders like
- 33rd Street Fair
- Henry Kelsey Community Garden
- Henry Kelsey Playground replacement
- Pierre Radisson dog park
Who We Are:
People that enjoy making the world a better place, connecting with our neighbours, and having fun together.
We are parents of preschoolers, and parents of university students, and parents of cats and dogs.
We work in all kinds of jobs all over town. Some of us are retired.
We are people who give back a few hours and enjoy seeing the good that comes of it.
We are all volunteers. Many of us volunteer with several organizations in Saskatoon.
Why We Do It:
The Community Association is an oppurtunity to bring an idea to life.
It makes a big difference to the people that live here – an every day difference that makes living here better.
Volunteering is a great way to use your skills and gain new ones.
It makes you feel proud of where you live.
What We Need:
Okay, you may not want to start out at the top, but it’s not that hard. Put together the monthly meeting agenda, ask people if they’ve done what they said they would do, and help connect people to get things done.
Pay the bills, deposit the money that comes in, and record it all in the spreadsheet.
You need to like being organized, but you don’t need to be anything “official”. No accounting degree required.
Fill out forms to apply for money to keep the rink running, make sure the maintenance person gets paid, keep an eye on the facility and tell us what needs fixing.
All terms are one year, with the option to continue if you’re enjoying it and the option to stop or change positions if you’re not.
Join the Community Association’s meeting this evening, November 25th at 7pm in the staff room at Henry Kelsey School (16 Valens Drive). We’re discussing the upcoming newsletter, a family tobogganing day in December, a fundraising event happening this Friday night and more!
You’re welcome to offer your own suggestions or ideas for the community as well – hope to see you there!
The next Community Association meeting is this Wednesday, October 28th at 7pm in the staff room at Henry Kelsey School, 16 Valens Drive.
We welcome any neighbourhood resident to come out and learn about what we’re up to and voice their opinion. We’ll be talking about fundraising for the rink, the need for a new rink coordinator, and our plans for the winter newsletter. If you have any ideas, concerns, or feedback you’d like to share, please join us at the meeting.
Your input as a resident is welcome and needed at a come-and-go event at Mayfair United Church on Wednesday, October 21st. There are no formal presentations planned, but residents can attend to learn more about the proposed changes that would affect their neighbourhoods, and also give opinions on these proposals. You can attend any time between 4:30 – 8:30pm as it is a come-and-go event.
You can also go online to give your feedback – see below for the online survey link:
View the Growth Plan here: http://www.growingfwd.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/October-2015-Growth-Plan-Workbook.pdf
The Community Association is meeting Wednesday, September 30th at 7pm in the Ecole Henry Kelsey staff room. The school (Ecole Henry Kelsey) is at 16 Valens Drive. Just walk in the front doors and turn left to go down the hallway, and the staff room is on the left.
Come out and meet people in your community. Bring your own cup of tea or coffee and share some cookies with us. We’ll be discussing Fall Programs, Winter Programs, the rink, and the 33rd Street Fair that recently took place in the neighbourhod.
Any residents of Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair, or Kelsey-Woodlawn are welcome to attend Community Association meetings. If you’ve never been to a meeting, come out to see what’s going on – if you have ideas or concerns, or just want to sit and listen, you are welcome to attend.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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:
Computers and electronics
Yard and garden equipment
Plants, potted trees, etc.
Other durable goods
Garbage or recyclables
Chemicals of any kind
Weapons of any kind
Baby gates and walkers
Many thanks to the great group of people who came out on Saturday morning to help clean up A.H. Browne Park and the nearby streets and alleys. Hope to see you at the next clean-up event!
Some of the volunteers from today – thank you as well to those not in the photo!