RINK NEWS

The outdoor community rink is maintained by volunteers from the Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair/Kelsey Woodlawn Community Association. Special thanks to Janet Jackson, rink coordinator, and Matthew Gibson, rink maintenance.

1) Rink is ready to go!
The new outdoor community rink on Valens Drive has lights that are on from about 5 – 10 pm, and the rink shack will usually be open on weekends from 12 noon – 6 pm.

2) Rink is run by volunteers – thank you for your understanding and for supporting volunteers in your community.
* Thank you for understanding that the rink is run by volunteers, and sometimes unpredictable things happen that might prevent the shack from being open. When life cooperates, the shack will be open on weekends from about noon – 6 pm.

3) Friendly reminder: leave valuables at home or keep them on you while skating. The rink is used by many people from all over the city – word is out that we have a great rink! – and although theft has not been a big problem in the past, it’s always best to leave valuables at home or keep them nearby while you skate.

We hope you enjoy the new rink this winter, built in summer 2019 by volunteers in the neighouboorhood. Thank you to everyone who helped demolish the old rink and build the new one – the community is lucky to have you!

2019 rink winter photo

Winter 2019 Community Newsletter

The Winter 2019 Newsletter was delivered to homes and is also available here online:

2019 Winter-Newsletter-2019

Thank you for your support photo

Thank you to the people, businesses and organizations who placed ads in the recent Winter 2019 Newsletter for Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair and Kelsey Woodlawn. Your ads helped make the community’s winter newsletter possible.

* 33rd Street BID – 33rd St Business Improvement District
http://www.33rd.ca Facebook.com/33rdStBID

* David Buckingham, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Saskatoon Westview, Bay 14-2345 Avenue C North, 306-242-4440
davidbuckinghammla@gmail.com

* Scott & Beaven Law Office, 211A 33rd St W
http://www.sblo.ca 306-955-6822

* Nail Express, 414 33rd St W
306-281-9688

* Mike Yerhoff, Realty Executives, 3032 Louise St
m.yerhoff@realtyexecutives.com 306-291-5547

* Dr. Tim Kendall and Dr. Robert Wilson – Optometrists
Suite #302 – 1114 22nd St W – SGEU Building
http://www.kendallwilsonoptometry.ca 306-244-7464

* Ryan Meili, NDP MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin
306-244-2280

* Darren Hill, City Councillor, Ward 1
darren.hill@saskatoon.ca 306-227-4322

More information can be found in the Winter 2019 newsletter:

https://hudsonmayfairkelsey.files.wordpress.com/…/2019-wint…

Contact the newsletter coordinator if you are interested in placing an ad in the 2020 Spring Newsletter, HBPMKW.newsletter@gmail.com .

Public information session for proposed brew pub at Zervos Tavern, 1605 33rd Street West

There will be a come-and-go public information session regarding a proposed brew pub at 1605 33rd Street West (Zervos Tavern). It will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd from 7 pm – 8:30 pm in the library of Henry Kelsey School, 16 Valens Drive. Members of the public are welcome to attend.  The applicant will be at the session to answer any questions.

2019 zervos brew pub proposal and meeting

Community rink on Valens Drive

2019 rink rebuild 23 - Copy.JPG 3

The outdoor rink on Valens Drive should be ready around mid December or a bit later, depending on the weather.  Matt, the community’s rink maintenance person, will be out when possible to prepare and flood the rink, so please watch for him and stay off the ice when he’s working or when there are signs asking everyone to stay off.  This will help with the ice surface preparation and make it better for everyone to skate on.

There are no set rink hours of operation for the rink warm-up shack, but the outdoor lights will be on in the evenings once the rink is ready to use in mid to  late December.

Summary of monthly meeting for community association volunteer board members

The Community Association held a monthly meeting on October 30th:

OCTOBER 30 MONTHLY MEETING
Had a great monthly meeting earlier this evening for the community association – thank you to all the board members as well as community members who attended, we hope to see you again in November.

WELCOME NEW MEMBER AT LARGE
And welcome to Hang, a new addition to our Members At Large on the board. He joins Dave, Natalie, and Melissa in this role. If you’ve thought about joining the community association as a voting member on the board, but are not sure what you’d like to do, joining as a Member At Large is a great place to start. Members At Large have no specific duties, but attend monthly meetings and are voting board members, help other board members as needed, and sometimes bring new ideas to the group or help us improve on old ones. If you are interested in getting to know more people in the community and finding out how you can actively help in your community, come and check us out.

NEXT MEETING
The next monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, November 27 at 6:30 pm in the staff room at Henry Kelsey School, 16 Valens Drive. Hope to see you there (come for the fudge and stay for the discussion)

WINTER CONTEST for residents of 3×33 (3 by 33):
It’s a little early but since it’s feeling a bit like winter this week, we’ll tell you about what’s coming in December. If you are planning to decorate your yard or home with lights this winter, watch for the Winter Nights, Winter Lights neighbourhood-wide contest that will be happening in December. It’s a random-draw contest so anyone in living in the 3×33 neighbourhoods of Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair or Kelsey Woodlawn will have a chance to win if your name and house/yard photo is drawn! Details on how to enter your name and yard photo, will be here on the Community Association facebook page and also in the December community newsletter delivered to homes.

Volunteer Spotlight – Dave Newton

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT – Dave Newton

2013 agm dave newton

The Community Association is very thankful Dave Newton has been volunteering in the community for 14 years. When he first joined, it was to fill the role of Soccer Coordinator for 10 years. He coached when his kids were young and playing soccer, and then stayed on as the community’s soccer coordinator even after his own kids aged out of community-level soccer. In addition, for the past 4 years, he’s been a volunteer Member At Large on the board and is always around to help out at various community events.

Below is a favourite community association photo we have from when Dave was helping at a community BBQ in the park. If you know Dave or recognize him out in the neighbourhood, be sure to say hi and let him know you read about him in the community news.

Thank you for being such a strong and long-time supporter in the community, Dave.

Volunteer Spotlight – Shelley Marshall

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT – Shelley Marshall (part of our indoor programs coordinator team for the community)

The community association wants to thank Shelley Marshall for all the time and effort she gives as a volunteer in her community. Shelley has worn a couple of different hats these past couple of years, and often works quietly behind the scenes so many are not aware of everything she’s doing.

Shelley has had a big role as one of the community association’s indoor coordinators for the past few years, organizing classes for kids and adults, booking the school classrooms and gyms needed for the activities, and also helping find instructors.

What many don’t know, though, is that she played a large role in the successful makeover of the community’s only outdoor rink on Valens Drive this past summer. Rink coordinator, Janet, explained that “Shelley helped every step of the way. She helped organize all the fundraisers. We also met regularly to discuss everything from fundraising to grants, as well as finding volunteers. Once we were close to having the funds in place, we met to discuss all the logistics of tear down and then rebuilding.”

Shelley made a huge difference in her community that will impact our community for years to come. We’re so happy to have her on the community association board again this year – thank you Shelley!

New logo for facebook as well as website

2019 welcome to 3x33 facebook large photo

 

New logo for community association – 3×33 (read “three by thirty-three”)

NEW LOGO
Did you know the new logo for the community association facebook page is 3×33? It’s read “3 by 33”, and includes the neighbourhoods of Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair and Kelsey Woodlawn along 33rd Street that are part of the same community association.

WEBSITE NEWS
This community association website is under construction in some spots, and is still showing up in a wordpress format. However, searching for this website, 3×33.ca , will take you to the correct link and bring you to this website.

LET YOUR NEIGHBOURS KNOW
If you have friends or neighbours in Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair or Kelsey Woodlawn who don’t use facebook but would like to keep up with basic neighbourhood news, let them know about this website so they can read about events, programs, meetings, and other neighbourhood-related updates.

Community Association facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hbpmkw/?ref=bookmarks

AGM (annual general meeting) News

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT from the AGM (annual general meeting) on October 16, 2019.

It was a very good Wednesday evening.

Our wish list turned into one big checklist!

1) All volunteer positions were filled for the Community Association non-profit organization in your neighbourhood at the annual general meeting this evening. Most board members are staying on for another year either in the same position or are in a different role, and we were fortunate to have 3 new members join the board.

2) We were treated to a very cozy spot to have our annual general meeting at Carpenter’s Church – thank you for sharing your space with us.

3) We got to sample tasty coffee from Back To Beans on 33rd Street West during the meeting.

4) Enjoyed some cookies and lemon square from board members and their partners.

5) Were treated to a slideshow of the past year’s events and accomplishments in the community (most notably the community rink demolition and new rink built by volunteers and the first-ever neighbourhood garden tour).

6) Had a random draw for everyone who attended for a chance to win some homemade fudge.

7) Our annual budget for events and programs is set and it is going to be a good year!

THANK YOU BOARD MEMBERS
Thank you to returning volunteer board members:
Diane, Janet, Dave, Shelley, Margaret, Kaela, Mike, Melissa and Suzanne. And a warm welcome and big thank you to new members Jamie, Adam and Natalie.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS
We also have community resident, Evan, helping us get the website updated and running more smoothly. Long-time community volunteer, Matt, will continue to maintain the community’s outdoor rink. We really appreciate them and they are making a big difference with their help.

WANT TO CONTACT US?
Send the community association email at HBPMKW@gmail.com if you have any questions or want information on how get involved in helping out this year. We are always looking for new volunteers and a position as Member At Large is a great place to start out, helping when you can in big or small ways.

NEXT MEETING: Wed. Oct 30 at 6:30 pm
The next regular monthly meeting will be Wednesday, October 30th at 6:30 pm in the staff room of Henry Kelsey School, 16 Valens Drive. Come on out if you’d like to find out more about what is coming up in the community this year, or test the waters to see if you might like to join as a member-at-large (become an elected board member, attend monthly meetings and help out when you can, bring up new ideas if you want to, suggest different ways to do things we’re already doing, etc).