Theatre in the Park – May 25, 2022

Sum Theatre and Hudson Bay Park / Mayfair / Kelsey Woodlawn Community Association invite you, your family, and your friends to Theatre in the Park! Every summer, Theatre in the Park visits local parks across Saskatoon, performing an original play and creating fun community-building events. This year’s play highlights the importance of community by drawing on the Cree teaching of wâhkôhtowin, which refers to the kinship between all things. The show is free for everyone – there are no tickets – all you need to bring is a blanket or something to sit on.

We hope to see you in A.H. Browne Park at 7:00PM on Wednesday, May 25th.

More information is available at sumtheatre.com

Community Clean-Up & Picnic is Back on for 2022!

After a 2 year Pandemic hiatus, the Community Clean-Up is back. Join your neighbours and friends for this friendly annual clean-up event for all ages. Get some fresh air and exercise while helping make A.H. Browne Park and surrounding area cleaner and more welcoming for everyone. Bring friends and family!

WHEN: Saturday, May 28th

GARBAGE CLEAN UP from 10 am – 1 (Come at 9:30 am to sign in and register for post cleanup VOLUNTEER LUNCH)PM

WHERE: A.H. Browne Park (37 St W & Ave D N)

WHO: People of all ages living in Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair & Kelsey-Woodlawn.

START: Meet near the playground area to sign-up at 9:30 am and for a brief chat to explain details about the event.

LITTLE DETAILS: • Bring a water bottle from home and any gloves you would like to use (latex gloves will be available), a hat and sunscreen if it’s sunny • A wagon is useful if you have one, so kids can ride along or to carry bags • Washrooms at the park will be open • Drinking water will be on hand during lunch • Garbage bags will be provided • Do as much as you can, take breaks when you need to – every little bit helps

GOAL: To pick up garbage in the park and nearby street and alleys from 10 AM to 1 PM, and to enjoy a pizza lunch together afterwards NOTE: Event will proceed in cool, cloudy weather or light rain – dress for the weather and enjoy the great outdoors!

Residential Snow Melt Information

This winter, our community has received an above-average number of snow falls leaving Saskatoon with extra snow on the streets to melt over the next few weeks. 

While forecasts show temperatures combining for a slow melt, The City of Saskatoon wants to inform residents of the plan for drainage on private and public property in the event temperatures rise and the melt quickens.  Our storm sewer system can easily carry the flow of  snowmelt. Most  ponding and flooding around catch basins are caused by ice blocking the drain.  

What the City is doing:

  • Crews are defrosting catch basins and clearing gutters with boiler trucks and other clearing equipment to improve drainage, keeping a close eye on intersections prone to flooding.   
  • City workers will be patching potholes and maintaining the gravel cover on utility cuts that start to sink during the melting.  

How you can help   

  • Clear snow and ice from sidewalks and paths to reduce ponding and dangerous ice during the thaw/freeze cycle.   
  • Keep snow in your yard. Snow thrown on to streets can create rutting issues or affect drainage.   
  • Safely clear snow, ice and debris from the catch basins once temperatures are above freezing. If a catch basin is cleared but still not draining properly, please call the City’s 24/7 Customer Care Centre at 306-975-2476. Also use this number to report a location where water is collecting and impacting traffic, crosswalks on busy streets,
  • Create an opening for drainage from your back yard to the back lane, if there is a snow pile along your back yard.    
  • If the snow melts quickly, your home or property may be at risk of flooding. Be in the know about snow, and check out our tips to help reduce your risk of a snowmelt flood in your home at saskatoon.ca/snowmelt.    

Saskatoon is developing a Tree Protection Bylaw and wants to hear from you.

As Saskatoon grows and changes, greater pressures are placed on our urban forest. Existing City policies and processes have not been sufficient in preventing damage to and the loss of public trees. The City is developing a Tree Protection Bylaw to provide improved clarity on the protection, growth and preservation of public trees, as well as improve the City’s ability to protect our urban forest.

From January – March 2022, the City will be engaging the community in the development of the Tree Protection Bylaw. Based on your feedback, research on what other cities have done, and internal considerations, City Administration will seek approval from City Council to draft a bylaw that reflects the engagement results and best practices.

How Can You Get Involved?

The community and identified stakeholders are invited to provide their feedback through numerous engagement activities, including a community survey and stakeholder meetings.

Community Survey

Have your say in the development of the Tree Protection Bylaw through the Community Survey from February 23 to March 13, 2022. Residents, businesses, and community groups can provide their feedback on what is needed, what works, and what is possible for protecting our public trees in Saskatoon. You can access the Community Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TreeProtectionBylawCommunity

Industry Survey

If you are involved in an industry that conducts work close to trees on public property they would like to hear your feedback through the Industry Survey from February 23 to March 13, 2022. You can access the Industry Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TreeProtectionBylawIndustry.

Community Association Meeting

March 30, 2022 @6:30 PM – Henry Kelsey School in the Art Room (basement)

**Masks are required**

If you would like to attend via ZOOM please email us at hbpmkwinfo@gmail.com. Please send your request by 5 PM the day of the meeting.

Members of the community welcome! We are still looking for volunteers for the positions of President and Indoor Programs Coordinator. We also welcome members at large. Connect with us if you’re interested in joining the committee this year – we’d like to meet new volunteers interested in helping plan programs and events in the community for the coming year. Email us at HBPMKWinfo@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

Get Moving with Jackie Latendresse of Free Flow Dance Theatre – LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!
Jackie is the founder and artistic director of Saskatoon’s Free Flow Dance Theatre company which specializes in classes for adults and seniors.  This 2 class session will focus on simple stretches and limbering exercises with a fun dance theme. Learn a simple routine and get your body moving during the winter months! Dance is good for the body, mind and spirit. 
Date and Time: Feb 9 and 16th 1-2pm 2022
Location: Online via ZOOM
Cost: $6
0
How to register:  Visit scoa.ca or phone 306.652.2255 

Mayfair Hub Club: Pysanka: Easter Egg Decorating with Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada 
In preparation for Easter, join us for a presentation of Pysanka –the ancient tradition of egg writing, presented by the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada. Watch the magical transformation of an ordinary egg into a beautiful work of art, filmed at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada.
Date and Time: Feb 17, 1 pm
Location: Online via ZOOM
Cost: Free
How to register:  Click here to register or phone 306.652.2255

Community Association Meeting

February 16, 2022 @6:30 PM – Henry Kelsey School in the Art Room (basement)

Generally our meetings are held the last Wednesday of the month, but this February we are meeting one week early due to school break.

**Masks are required**

If you would like to attend via ZOOM please email us at hbpmkwinfo@gmail.com. Please send your request by 5 PM the day of the meeting.

Members of the community welcome! We are still looking for volunteers for the positions of President and Indoor Programs Coordinator. We also welcome members at large. Connect with us if you’re interested in joining the committee this year – we’d like to meet new volunteers interested in helping plan programs and events in the community for the coming year. Email us at HBPMKWinfo@gmail.com