Category Archives: President’s Message

Fall 2013 Presidents Message

As this summer has progressed, we have seen the community come together to enjoy its bounty. We saw Sum Theatre host the opening night of its production of Alice in A.H. Browne Park. We had hundreds of people come to the park to enjoy this event. Currently our Local Area Plan is on summer break but returned in August to work on traffic safety for our area.

We are also working on organizing community events to enjoy and are looking forward to our Annual General Meeting where we will elect next year’s board. I encourage all of you to come out and be active in these issues.

Neighbourhood safety is still a concern and I hope more of you will come out and join the local neighbourhood watch to ensure the safety and security of our families and businesses. As we work together to improve our neighbourhood, it improves all of our lives and makes this a better place that others will look at for settling their families.

One final thing I would like to mention is that we are an older neighbourhood with many older fruit trees. I hope if you have one of these in your yard you are able to enjoy its bounty, but if you are not able to harvest its fruit, please consider contacting Out Of Your Tree. This is a non-profit organization that gets volunteers to assist you to harvest your fruit. You get a share, the volunteer gets a share and a share goes to those in need. If you are interested in volunteering your time or if you have fruit that you will not be able to use, contact them at outofyourtreeinsaskatoon@gmail.com. Thank you and I hope this summer has been a very bountiful one for you.

Robert Rudachyk, president, Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair/Kelsey-Woodlawn Community Association

Our New Community Association President’s Message

As published in our Winter 2012-13 newsletter

As the new president of the Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair/Kelsey-Woodlawn Community Association, I would like to thank all of you for this opportunity to serve our community. My family and I moved into the neighborhood almost three years ago and have participated in many of the community programs offered in the past. We look forward to continuing to do so in the future.

Since taking on this role I have put a great deal  of thought into what kind of vision I want to have for the community and how we can improve it, and
there are many issues that are coming into play for our neighborhoods at this time.

Some of these are the Mayfair Local Area Plan, the Avenue C traffic diverter, crime, the needle exchange on 33rd Street, property crime, traffic flow, care and maintenance of the outdoor rink and creating a sense of community for all residents so we can all feel safe as we go about our business.

I am looking forward to working with the city on the Local Area Plan and strongly encourage as many of you as possible to participate in this program, as it will truly define what our neighbourhoods will become and will create a vision for us to move forward on. If you are unable to attend these meetings or have other ideas to improve our community, please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to bring your ideas forward at the LAP meetings or the Community Association meetings.

I believe that while we have challenges in our neighbourhoods, we also have a great opportunity at this time to build a strong community that could be the envy of many other areas of Saskatoon. By doing this I believe we can build a stronger and more vibrant community all of us can be proud to live in.

If you wish to contact me I can be reached almost any time on my cellphone at 881-0602, or by email, or on the Community Association Facebook page

Thank you for your support

Robert Rudachyk