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Thank you to volunteers with trucks at the 6th annual Community Clean-up!

COMMMUNITY SUPPORT NEWS – local residents help make it all possible!

Many thanks go out to the following people for providing and driving trucks to assist in the recent May 25th annual Community Clean-up Event:

* Neighbourhood resident and community association board member-at-large, Diane West, with P. Machibroda Engineering

* Neighbourhood resident, Adrian Salahub, with Contour Developments

* Neighbourhood resident and community association board member-at-large, Dave Newton

If you know Diane, Adrian or Dave, please say hello and thank them the next time you see them. These folks spent their Saturday morning using their trucks in the alleys to pick up garbage, and also drove to spots where other volunteers had gathered and helped them load and unload trash. The clean-up event cannot happen without volunteers like them who offer to drive their trucks.

We couldn’t have done it without their help, thank you so much!


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Thank you to all volunteers at the 6th annual Community Clean-up Event!



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Thank you to all the amazing volunteers on Saturday who showed up for the clean-up event and picnic – it was fantastic to see familiar faces and new ones and the cool, damp weather did not dampen volunteers’ spirit!

We had a great turnout of about 65 volunteers, and you can see a few photos below of some of the day’s helpers along with much of the waste collected.

The event was held at the A.H. Browne Recreation Park along the 1600 Block of Ave F. North in Mayfair. At this location, the 30 cubic yard roll-off bin was emptied 2 times in total with waste.

The amount of waste removed that day from the neighbourhoods was 1,840kg’s.

The combined load of metal diverted for recycling was 460Kg’s (combined from the Caswell Hill clean-up day and our neighbourhoods).

20 tires were collected and taken to A1 tire for recycling.

2 large pails of hazardous waste were collected along with a large number of batteries; these will be properly disposed of by our contractor Quantum Murray.

Some needles were also collected and properly disposed of.

On behalf of the community, many thanks, thumbs up and smiles to all the volunteers who helped make the clean-up event possible. As a completely volunteer-run event, it’s wonderful to see how much can be done when everyone gets together. We couldn’t do it without you and are glad we didn’t have to!


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Thank you EcoFriendly Sask

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Thank you from the Community Association to EcoFriendly Sask for a grant of $500 toward the 6th annual Community Clean-up Event that took place today, May 25th.

EcoFriendly Sask
– Dedicated to promoting and protecting our natural habitats.
– Strives to inform, encourage, and support Saskatchewan environmental initiatives. As a small, personal undertaking, EcoFriendly Sask provide an online publication as well as grants to support local environmental projects.

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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!