Community Association welcomes back former volunteers as well as new ones!

We’re very happy to say that many volunteers stepped forward at our recent September AGM (annual general meeting) and helped us fill the open positions for the coming 2016-2107 year. It’s going to be a great year with  a nice balance of former and new volunteers making up the community association board.   That being said, we always need and will welcome more volunteers (especially Members At Large), so please join us if you can!

The new board for the coming year consists of the following people:

President (Chair) – Diane Bentley

Past President (Past Chair) – Anna Cole

Secretary – Raelene Purdy

Treasurer – Jessica Mackey

Indoor Coordinators – Margaret Johnson, Shelley Marshall

Newsletter – Jessica Mackey, Eric Wilkinson

Rink Coordinator – Janet Jackson

Website – Anna Cole (+ facebook), Suzanne Nakagawa

Soccer (assisting Caswell Hill soccer program) – Michael Mackey

Members At Large (helping out where needed and/or initiating new activities/events) – Diane Hamilton, Tyler Holowaty (+ rink), Michael Mackey (+ rink), Suzanne Nakagawa, Dave Newton, Yi Zhang, Brad Ziprick (+ rink)

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Our Community Consultant with the City of Saskatoon is Heidi Estrada.

Other volunteers helping the community association:

  • Rink Maintenance- Matthew Gibson
  • Website Creator – Jordon Cooper

Thank you to everyone who helps to make our community a better place to live, work and play!

Community Association Meeting

Everyone is welcome!  Come on out to the first community association meeting of the year:

Wednesday, September 28th from 7 – 8:30 pm

Location: Ecole Henry Kelsey, 16 Valens Drive 

This is our monthly Community Association meeting.  Come meet our new executive and help us get started on some new fundraising efforts, events, and fun times.

New members welcome and always appreciated – come on out and find out how you can help make your community an even better place!

This is your community association.

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:
President:
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.

Treasurer:
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.

Rink Coordinator:
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.

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

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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