Category Archives: Sports & Leisure

Outdoor Spring Soccer Registration for youth is open

Thank you to neighbourhing Caswell Hill for welcoming Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair and Kelsey Woodlawn to the outdoor soccer program this Spring.

Soccer Registration is now open through neighbouring Caswell Hill community, register early for a discount. You’ll need to create an account at the link below to access more information and details regarding registration.

Thank you to Theresa in Caswell Hill for making soccer happen, we really appreciate it!

Rink Day at Henry Kelsey outdoor community rink

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* Sponsored by the Hudson Bay Park / Mayfair / Kelsey Woodlawn Community Association * 

Join us at Rink Day on Saturday, February 8 from 11 am – 3 pm.  There will be hotdogs, popcorn and hot chocolate at the concession – bring your own mug if possible to help reduce waste at community events.

The rink is on Valens Drive, just north of Ecole Henry Kelsey.

No bathroom facilities on site.

Facebook event page:

Community Rink Update Winter 2019-20


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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!

New community rink being built by neighbourhood volunteers

WOW! Look at the progress made by volunteers building the community a new rink this weekend!
Just look what can be done when people in the neighbourhood get together for a good cause!
A few volunteers age 16+ are needed for Saturday the 17th as well, especially to carry boards from the middle of the rink where they are cut (see last photo), to the people installing them at the edge. If you can carry a couple of boards at a time back and forth, you can be a huge help; the people installing the boards can then focus on what they are doing instead of having to go back and forth carrying boards.
* A few volunteers are needed throughout the day, but a couple of helpers/board carriers would be greatly appreciated close to noon or just after lunch, when the early-morning volunteers are starting to tire out.
** If you have a drill and a #2 square (Robertson) drill bit to help out, please bring it along.
*** If you plan to be there on Saturday to help, please send a note to rink coordinator Janet at for more details or to say you can help.
Just think, only a few weeks ago there were neighbourhood volunteers helping tear down the rink – a lot of work made easier by everyone who showed up to help, thank you!

HELP NEEDED! Adults needed to help with outdoor community rink demolition on Saturday, July 20

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DO YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIG IN THE COMMUNITY, helping bring a new outdoor rink to the community?

So much going on this summer!  The community’s outdoor rink is going to be torn down by volunteers in the neighbourhood on Saturday, July 20 starting at 9 am, and the new rink will start being built by volunteers in August.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!

CAN YOU HELP? Calling all ADULT RESIDENTS who can help in big or small ways (and might enjoy demolishing something without getting in trouble for it).

Note: Understandably, for safety reasons and legalities, the demolition day is for adults only and no youth will be allowed on site.

* If you can help, please contact volunteer rink coordinator Janet as soon as possible at or (306)384-9867 so she and Matt know who will be helping them – it’s important to know ahead of time that there will be others there to help.

From Janet and Matt:
1) We have met our fundraising goal of $20,000 and plan to tear down the existing structure on Saturday July 20 starting at 9 am. We will be working Sunday too if needed.
2) We are in need of ADULT VOLUNTEERS to assist us with this process. Come for an hour or come for the day!
3) We need people to help with RIPPING OUT NAILS AND SCREWS and and putting the old boards in the Loraas bin.
4) UPDATE: Bring the following if you can: hammer for removing nails from boards, cordless drill to remove screws from boards, maybe a pry bar to help separate boards. They hope to have a few extra of these tools on hand, but would appreciate if people bring their own if possible. If you can’t manage a tool, you can help carry boards to the Loraas bin that will be on site.
5) Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes/boots and appropriate clothing (pants and shirts – no muscle shirts, tank tops or topless folks for safety reasons).
6) IMPORTANT NOTE: Understandably, for safety reasons and legalities, the demolition day is for adults only and no youth will be allowed on site.

Please contact Janet at or (306)384-9867 to let her and Matt know you can help, or to find out more about what kind of help is needed – thank you.


Facebook event page:

Event Cancelled Due to Weather – rink still open for skating and hot chocolate

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UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, but the rink is open for skating and the shack will be open to warm up and have some hot chocolate.

It’s almost that time of year again!

The annual Hockey Day event at Henry Kelsey Rink for all ages and abilities is coming! It’s happening on Saturday, February 23rd, so join us at the outdoor rink and shoot the puck around or just hang out and visit with everyone. A concession will be open with hotdogs, hot chocolate, and cookies, with all proceeds will go toward supporting the rink rebuilding fundraiser. A few hours of fun at the rink in the fresh air is a great way to spend a Saturday!

Did you know that we have raised $11,000 of our $20,000 fundraising goal?  Come on out and help us move closer toward our goal of rebuilding the rink!

Mark Saturday, February 23rd on your calendars – see you soon!

Date: Saturday, February 23rd

Time: 11 am – 3 pm

Location: Outdoor rink next to Ecole Henry Kelsey, 16 Valens Drive


Online registration for Winter 2019 indoor programs

You don’t have to hibernate at home this winter! Check out the Winter 2019 indoor programs in your community.

Online Registration is from December 17 – January 13 for indoor winter programs that begin in January 2019.

Online registration will open Monday December 17, 2018. We are using Event Smart for registrations, and the programs offered can be viewed and registered for through the link below. You can register on the Event Smart site and pay online using PayPal (or a credit card), NEW – register online and pay using e-transfer at  OR pay at the first class. Indoor registration will be held at Henry Kelsey School on January 8th 2019, between 7-8 pm.

WAIVER:  Standard Waiver and Exclusion Agreement: Please note if class size is too small a program may be cancelled and a refund issued. Parental supervision is required in any preschool program. Any abuse towards instructors or other participants will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave the program. Please treat facilities with respect so we can continue to use them.

I hereby assume all risks involved in my/my child’s participation in HBPMKW Community Association sports and activities. I hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the Community Association, its officers, participants, promoters, sanctioning organization or any subdivision thereof, owners and leases of the premises used to conduct said activities, and each of them, from all liability to the undersigned, his/her personal representatives, assignees, heirs and next of kin for any loss or damage on account of injury to person or property.

Where this website disagrees with the Leisure Guide, this website is correct. We apologize for any inconsistencies but printing deadlines require program submissions before details are confirmed.

Program locations for Winter 2019:

Ecole Henry Kelsey: 16 Valens Dr
Mayfair Community School: 510 34th Street W
St. Edward School: 1002 Ave P N
St. Michael School: 22 33rd Street E

Register online here:

If there are any programs you would like to teach that are not being run, please contact the indoor coordinator at or any other member of the Community Association. We will offer as many programs as we have space and teachers.

Your Community Association wants to help all residents in the neighbourhood have the opportunity to take part in community programs. If you are not able to participate in a program because of the cost, we can help. Just ask about the “Cost as a Barrier” program at registration, or choose that option in the Event Smart site. If you have questions, please speak with any Community Association Executive member at registration or email .




Program Extensions for 2 community programs

Some of our community Spring programs are being extended!

HBPMKW Spring Program Extensions

DAY: Thursdays 6:15 – 7:15
LOCATION: St Edwards School

Extension 3 classes $12.00

April 19, April 26 school event cancellation, May 3, May 10

2) SPORTS MASH – Boys & Girls 6 – 10 years
DAY: Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30
LOCATION: Ecole Henry Kelsey

Sample a variety of indoor sports

Extension 6 classes – $18.00

The extended dates as follows

April 12 , April 19, April 26 , May 3 , May 10, May 17

NOTE ** Registration at first class, cost as a barrier applicable. **