As a member of our community, we want to hear from you about how we are doing and what sorts of things you wish we would start doing. Please take a moment to fill out the survey found here: SURVEY
Instructions about how to get the survey back to us can be found in the newsletter that will be delivered to your home next week.
Shelley Marshall 2016 – 2020
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!
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT – Jamie Yuzicappi from write-up done Feb 2020
One of our newest board members is Jamie Yuzicappi. Jamie joined the board of the Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair/Kelsey Woodlawn Community Association in autumn 2019 as Secretary, and is amazing at recording meeting minutes and sending making sure all board members have them. She’s very organized, which is a bonus for all of us. We really appreciated everything she does for the community association – thank you Jamie!
We can do this. A strong community looks out for others, and in challenging times, it’s important to take care of ourselves but also remember to check in on others even if we don’t know them well.
– Someone might not be able to get out to get their groceries and we could grab something for them and drop if off at their door, or we might make their day simply by asking if they’re doing okay.
– Another person might be the main caregiver for a family member who is unwell or be caring for young children without any help, and helping shovel or running a short errand for them could be the difference in their day.
– Someone might be an anxious person or dealing with depression, and a neighbour reaching out to them in some small way could help them get through another day.
– A simple “hi” as you walk past and small talk about the weather might be enough for someone to feel some things can still be fairly normal despite the current situation.
Go for a walk if you can, or sit in the back yard and get some fresh air. Go tobogganing or cross country skiing. Put on some music you like. Play cards or board games. Visit a neighbourhood Little Library / book exhange while the libraries are closed, call or text a friend or relative. Reach out and stay connected to others.
Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and manageable week.
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
The annual city-wide Curbside Swap is Saturday, September 7! See information at link below for a great way to get rid of stuff you don’t need or find a treasure at someone else’s swap.
NOTE: Be sure to return unclaimed items to your home by 6 pm on the day of the swap.
Thank you to our volunteer Newsletter Coordinator, Mike Yerhoff, for putting together a great newsletter for Fall 2019. Paper copies will be delivered to neighbourhood homes soon by a group of students as part of their fundraiser.
The annual Community-wide Garage Sale will be on Saturday, June 8 this year and will go from approximately 8 am – 4 pm (note: individual homes might have different sale times).
Details on some of the homes having sales on June 8 can be seen here on the garage sale online map (this map does not include all sales but you will find many sales if you drive around the neighbourhoods): http://yardsaletreasuremap.com/CommunityGuide_numbered.html?where=HBPMKW%20Community&id=1192457408