Category Archives: Community Association

Share your concerns or experiences

Sharing a letter re: crime & safety from volunteer community association president, Diane Bentley, and volunteer board members.

* Note the June 1 deadline for comments/letters to be sent to either the general email or post box address for the community association (details below in letter).  You can send email on this website from here:

* For people currently living in Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair or Kelsey Woodlawn.


crime and safety letter may 2020

Community Association indoor programs cancelled for remainder of season

Thank you to all our indoor program participants for their support to the HBPMKW Community Association. 

Our first priority is your wellbeing and health safety.  With the confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Saskatchewan, the school divisions are taking proactive measures to prevent spread of the illness and all school bookings are cancelled until April 19; our community is supporting this decision.

All indoor programs are cancelled, we are assessing the situation and further details will be made available as soon as possible

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Indoor Program Coordinators

HBPMKW Community Association

Monthly community association meeting

DATE: Wednesday, February 26
TIME: 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Ecole Henry Kelsey staff room, 16 Valens Drive

Come on out to the February meeting and find out what’s going on and coming up in your community.

We’ll be taking about the annual spring clean-up coming up in a couple of months, boarded-up homes in the neighbourhood, and more.

We need volunteers to help at the annual spring clean-up event (date to be decided soon, the event usually happens in late May or early June) and are specifically looking for a couple of people with trucks that they could drive in alleys to help other volunteers. If you can help in some way, please get in touch with the Community Association through this page or email .

NOTE on future board positions opening up in September 2020:
We’ll soon be advertising for the following positions which will open up in autumn 2020 –
1) 2 Indoor Coordinators (volunteer board members) – 2 people work together to decide which indoor programs for kids and adults will happen, arrange for instructors, book school gyms for the programs using the school board’s online system; attend monthly meetings except for December and summer – more details to come later this month
2) Rink Maintence (not a board member position) – to prepare the rink by flooding it at the start of winter, and maintain the rink throughout winter as needed. An honorarium is provided. Does not require attendance at monthly board meetings. More details to follow later this month.

You can come to the meeting just for information and to see what’s been going on and what’s coming up, or come out to express interest in being on the board of volunteers. Kids are always welcome at meetings if you need to bring them along, and if you decide to join and be a voting board member, childcare can be
provided if you request it ahead of time.

Q: Who is the community association?
A: We’re a group of volunteers in your neighbourhood who form the member board for the non-profit community association. We also
run indoor programs and put on events in the community;
take care of the outdoor community rink;
design and deliver 3 community newsletters a year;
keep residents current about community happenings on both the facebook page you’re reading now as well as a website;
run a community garden where residents can rent a small plot to grow food; and more.

The CA (community association) is always looking for community-building people who want to help out around the neighbourhood in some way.

Board members for 2019 -2020:
President – Diane B.
Secretary – Jamie Y.
Treasurer – Adam W.
Indoor Coordinators – Margaret J. and Shelley M.
Newsletter Editor & Advertising – Mike Y. and Kaela T.
Rink Coordinator – Janet J.
Facebook & Website Communications – Suzanne N.
Members at Large – Natalie L, Dave N, Melissa S, Hang T.

To get in touch with the Community Association any time with questions, send email to (The HBPMKW stands for Hudson Bay Park Mayfair Kelsey Woodlawn) or send a message through this facebook page.

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Listen & learn more about safety issues in the neighbourhood

Listen and learn more about what is going on in your neighbourhood and surrounding neighbourhoods regarding safety. Your community association along with neighbouring community associations are taking steps to address problems with community safety.

Part 2 of Civically Speaking with host Lenore Swystun speaking with your HBPMKW (Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair/Kelsey Woodlawn) community association president Diane Bentley and Caswell Hill Safety Committee’s Ian Roach.
From Civically Speaking radio host Lenore Swystun:
” In this Part 2 of a 2 part conversation we dive in deeper with some examples of property maintenance, responses by the Police to 911 calls, what community and individuals can do in their communities and more. Thank you Diane and Ian for your sharings.
A link I promised listening readers is a contact for SCAN If you have a concern about a property in your neighbourhood, for your own safety you should not attempt to investigate on your own, or approach anyone on the property. SCAN enables you to share your concern confidentially with investigators who will follow up on your concerns.
You can contact a SCAN (Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods) Investigation Unit by phone or by submitting the report form provided below. The information you provide is confidential, and you will not be involved in any investigative or court proceedings that may result from your report. No one involved with SCAN can disclose your identity without your consent, and the information you provide cannot be used in a way that would disclose your identity.
or call 1-855-933-6411 “

Boarded-up Houses and Fire Dept’s report

Boarded up house photo

ATTN residents in Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair and Kelsey Woodlawn:

The following information includes the report from the Fire Department regarding boarded-up properties in neighbourhoods and the proposals being made to address the issue, along with contact information for both the City and your Community Association.
CONTACT: You can email the City with your comments and concerns at AND/OR
EMAIL your community association president Diane Bentley at BEFORE NOON on MONDAY January 13. Diane will be speaking at the Council meeting next week so any comments by email need to be sent to her by noon on Monday the 13th.
Saskatoon Fire Department – Boarded Buildings [File No. CK
A report of the Fire Chief is provided.
1) Recommendation
That the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services endorse Option 1 outlined in the January 14, 2020 report of the Fire Chief and that the Department adjust the existing inspection model to designate boarded buildings a Priority 1 concern.
2) Report and proposals made by the Fire Department:

Registration for indoor winter programs 2020

In-person registration was held Tuesday evening, but you can still register online for a few more days:
There is still room for 5-6 more kids/youth in the following classes:
1) Co-ed Boot Camp 11-15 yrs
2) Children’s Art & Crafts 6-12 yrs
See details below at the link for Programs
In-person registration for indoor programs Jan – Mar 2020
DATE: Tuesday, January 7
TIME: 7 – 8 pm
LOCATION: Henry Kelsey School, 16 Valens Drive
In-person registration for all indoor community programs that start in January will be on Tuesday, January 7th from 7 – 8pm at Henry Kelsey School, 16 Valens Drive.
Any questions regarding indoor programs can be directed to the volunteer indoor coordinators at .
See link below for information found on your community website. Waiver, payment information and a link to all programs available can be found here:
(NOTE: You can also register online by following the above link)
Have fun, get out of the house, enjoy meeting others in your neighbourhood, and we hope you have a great start to 2020!
Indoor programs starting in January 2020 include:
Junior Sports Mash 6-10 yrs
Co-ed Boot Camp 11-15 yrs
Zumba 16+ yrs
Creative Movement 2-5 yrs
Children’s Art & Crafts 6-12 yrs
Adult Art 16+ yrs
Gentle Yoga 16+ yrs
Essentrics 16+ yrs
Tai Chi 16+ yrs
Floor Hockey 16+ yrs

Annual Community Tobogganing Party




Bring your neighbours and friends from other neighbourhoods!

DATE: Saturday, January 4, 2020
TIME: 1 – 3 pm
LOCATION: Pierre Radisson Park Hill (McMillan Ave)

1) your own sled & dress in layers (can be very windy on the hill).
2) a mug if possible (help us be less wasteful); the hot chocolate and cookies are on us (while they last)!
3) a camp chair if you’d like sit and relax with a cup of cocoa.

* 4) if possible, please bring a donation of clean, warm socks, toque, mitts or winter coat (especially in need of men’s) for the Clothing Depot at Avenue B South (the clothing depot is part of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre, and items will be delivered by a community association board member).

Please leave all pets at home.
No bathroom at the hill.

WEATHER NOTE: The event will be postponed until next winter if
1) if the temperature alone is below -20 C,
or the temperature including windchill is below -25 C.
2) if there is not enough snow.

Community Rink Update Winter 2019-20


2019 rink winter photo

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!

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.