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
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:
– 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: https://www.facebook.com/events/2013410508963795/
The Community-wide Garage Sale event is happening on Saturday, June 8 in Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair and Kelsey-Woodlawn neighbourhoods. Many homes have their sales from about 8 am – 4 pm but individuals set their own times. Have a look around the neighbourhoods to see what treasures you can find!
You can also find the event information on the facebook event page:
Important Reminder re: traffic lights at intersection of 33rd St West and Avenue D North:
You cannot turn right on a red light when approaching 33rd St West from the north or the south on Avenue D. There are large signs up on both north and south sides of the intersection that are very visible. The lights will change to green to let you know when it is okay to turn right.
NOTE: Normally you can turn right on a red light after coming to a complete stop first. However, this intersection is different and you cannot turn right on a red light.
PHOTO below: Note the “no right turn on red light” sign beneath the traffic light on the vertical pole.