Category Archives: Sports & Leisure

Thank you for your help!

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Thank you for supporting the recent fundraisers for Ruckus at the Rink!

Thank you to everyone who supported the recent community rink fundraiser BBQs: the volunteers who worked at the BBQs, the friendly people who bought food to support the fundraiser, the kind people who stopped by to drop off a donation, and of course Westview Co-Op.

You all help make this community a better place, and we really appreciate every single bit of help in getting our rink fundraiser off to a good start! It’s going to take some time to raise the funds we need, but if people like you continue to help us out, we’ll get there sooner rather than later!

If you would like to help raise money for the rink at future fundraisers, or would like to donate to help us reach our goal, contact your non-profit Community Association by sending a message on this page or email the Community Association at hbpmkwinfo@gmail.com . You can also send a cheque to the address in the above photo. (be sure to write Attention: RINK FUND)

Many thanks for supporting your community!

Proceeds from the two barbecues: $1312

All proceeds go toward rebuilding your outdoor community rink.

Outdoor Soccer Registration

MONDAY, MARCH 20 is the DEADLINE for outdoor soccer registration

Outdoor Spring Soccer Registration for Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair, Kelsey-Woodlawn

Please see information on Caswell Hill’s page (see link at bottom) for information on how to register your child for Spring outdoor soccer. It’s best to read over the entire page carefully since some things have changed since last year, and then proceed to the online registration page if you’d like to register.

Any questions not answered on the registration site can be emailed to caswellsoccer@gmail.com

  • In-person registration will also take place at Caswell Community School on March 8 at 6 pm (front entrance).

Information on  the soccer programs is here:

http://www.caswellhill.ca/programs.html

Online registration is here:

https://ssa-caswellhillcommunitysoccer.goalline.ca/register.php?reg_form_id=14364

NOTE: If you register online, there is a spot where it asks about “Under 4 Preferred Day. Even if you do not need to register for Under 4, you need to indicate this by clicking and selecting “Not registering for Under 4” from the drop down menu in that question. If you try to bypass it, you will be unable to move to the next page until you answer.

Volunteers Repairing Community Rink

Repairs at Outdoor Community Rink in Henry Kelsey Park on Valens Drive

You’ll notice a lot of new boards at the outdoor rink this winter. Volunteers in the community are getting together on a number of weekends this fall to remove and replace rink boards. If you’d like to help or are interested in helping with shoveling during the winter, please send us a message on this page or the community facebook page.

The rink is open to anyone in the community during the winter. It is maintained by community members, and extra hands are always needed and appreciated!

Thank you so much to everyone who is helping get the rink ready for us all to use!

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Councillor’s Comment: Children’s Safety Village

There have been several inquiries on the proposed Children’s Safety Village, and I am pleased to have this opportunity to provide you with an update.

The Saskatoon Cosmopolitan Couples Club (SCCC) has identified Pierre Radisson District Park as a suitable location for a Children’s Safety Village. Some suggest this proposed amenity would provide a catalyst for the development of the Hudson Bay Area Park system, in particular Pierre Radisson District Park.

A public information meeting was held in May 2011 to hear from the residents in the area.

If approved, a program plan review and survey will provide a strategy to ensure the Children’s Safety Village is designed and built to incorporate current and future activities, both formal and informal, within the park system. It will be crucial to ensure all stakeholders including the SCCC, neighbourhood residents, sport user groups and transportation be involved in the public
consultation stage of this project.

The SCCC will be responsible for both building and operating the Children’s Safety Village and is required to submit a detailed business plan to the City of Saskatoon. If city council approves the business plan, the SCCC estimates it will take approximately two years to secure the estimated $5.1 million for construction and $100,000 annual operating costs (based on 2011 cost estimates) for the Children’s Safety Village. To date, the city’s leisure services department has not received a business plan from SCCC and there has been no timeline identified on when we will see one.

For more information on the Children’s Safety Village, there are some “frequently asked questions” on the city website  – click “L” for leisure
services under the heading “What’s New.”

At the next budget deliberations, leisure services will be submitting a capital project, requesting funding for the Hudson Bay Area Park program plan review. Subject to city council approving this capital project, public consultation and park program review, survey and site analysis for Pierre Radisson Park could begin in 2014.

This capital project is not dependent on the Children’s Safety Village proceeding.

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to email me at Darren.hill@saskatoon.ca and be sure to include your name, address and a contact phone number.

Darren Hill
Councillor, Ward 1
Email: Darren.hill@saskatoon.ca
Twitter: @darrenhill1
Facebook.com/darrenhill.ca