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The 6th annual Community Clean-up Event: Saturday, May 25 9:45 am – noon


It’s almost that time of year again! The annual Community Clean-Up Event is in its 6th year and our numbers are always growing. This year it will happen on Saturday, May 25th, 9:45 am – 1 pm. Please arrive at 9:45 am to sign in since we need to know how many people will need lunch.

It’s an all-ages-friendly community event that brings so much to our neighbourhood: you can support your community, get some fresh air and exercise, share some food, make new acquaintances and reconnect with people you know, all while helping welcome spring to the community! Come alone or bring friends and family – everyone is welcome.

* As a volunteer-run event organized by the Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair & Kelsey-Woodlawn Community Association volunteer board, volunteers from the community are needed to help clean up in the park, surrounding alleys and streets.

Some things to think about bringing:
– Sunscreen
– Hats to protect from sun
– Filled water bottle from home
– Your own snacks if you want to eat while you walk
– A wagon for either pulling little kids or carrying bags of garbage (and kids love to help pull the wagon of course!)
– A little blanket is nice to sit on during lunch
– Tongs are handy for picking up garbage stuck in bushes

* Washrooms will be open
* Drinking water will be provided at lunch – bring your own filled water bottles from home
* Event will still go on in cool, cloudy, or lightly rainy weather – dress for the weather and enjoy the day 🙂

Information can also be found on the community’s facebook page:

Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors at the 5th Annual Clean-up & Picnic event!

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The 5th Annual Clean-up and Picnic event held on the weekend in A.H. Browne Park at Avenue D and 37th St W was a big success! A big thank you to the many people who helped out, about 78! Lots of familiar faces who come out every year, and many new ones.

– The amount of waste removed that day was 3,950 kilograms (a 30 cubic yard roll-off bin was emptied 2 times in total with waste).

– 61 tires were collected and taken to A1 tire for recycling.

– A few needles found were disposed of properly.

– Many jugs and containers of oil were taken to the oil recovery centre at the landfill for recycling.

*** A big thank you to many people who made the event possible ***

Trucks: 3 trucks were made available by Adrian and Samantha Salahub with Contour Developments, Dave and Nathan N. and Dawn P and Colin B. Your trucks made a huge different to the clean-up, thank you for taking time to be part of the event.

Thank you so much to all the volunteers who came on their own and in groups of all ages. Despite unpredictable weather, you came out and made the event a huge success.

Thank you to Carpenter’s Church who brought many people out for the 5th year in a row. It’s so nice to see you out every year.

Pizza: was cooked up for the event by Mayfair’s very own Greek House. If you haven’t tried Greek House pizza, you need to!

Pizza sponsorship: Mike Yerhoff with Realty Executives made a generous donation and the Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair/Kelsey-Woodlawn Community Association donated as well. Thank you Mike, for thinking of the community again this year, and helping make the tasty lunch possible.

Fruit donations for lunch: Mayfair’s very own Safeway made a donation of fruit to serve 100 people! Thank you to manager Jordan March for the great community support.

Local business Unique Lighting on Idylwyld donated to the event – thank you for helping us out, we appreciate it.

Helpers who made it happen all over the place during the event: Dean R. spent the morning cleaning the play structures, thank you so much for this 🙂 Local youth Olivia M. helped again this year at registration, the lunch table, book table, and clean-up at the end – thank you!

Gloves: Kindly provided by Atrium Dental and Astro Towing.

Tables: Thank you Matt G. for all the tables you provided.

Books: Thank you Lori P, Sheri M, and Allan and Carol D. The kids seem to really love the free book table.

First Aid Kit: Thank you Dave N!

The City of Saskatoon, Fire & Protective Services, Loraas, and the Saskatoon Public Health Region were all part of the event as well, thank you for the assistance.

And lastly, the Community Association volunteer board members who made the event possible this year: Diane, Margaret, Kaela, Raelene, Dave, and Dallas. Thank you for all your time and effort at the event and in the couple of months leading up to it.

Thank you everyone, and hope to see you again at next year’s Annual Clean-up and Picnic!