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:  https://www.facebook.com/events/162156055043803/

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. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/justice-crime-and-the-law/your-rights-and-the-law/keeping-your-neighbourhood-safe/making-a-report-to-scan
or call 1-855-933-6411 “

Boarded-up Houses and Fire Dept’s report

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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 https://www.saskatoon.ca/write-letter-councilcommittees AND/OR
EMAIL your community association president Diane Bentley at hbpmkwinfo@gmail.com 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 HBPMKWindoor@gmail.com .
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

Community Safety Info Night in nearby Mount Royal neighbourhood


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Sharing news about a community safety info night in nearby Mount Royal neighbourhood. Anyone from Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair and Kelsey Woodlawn is also welcome to attend.

Guest speakers are Inspector Wayne Roger from the Saskatoon Fire Department, who will talk about boarded up buildings, and Inspector Cameron McBride from the Central Division of the Saskatoon Police Service. There will be time for people to ask questions too.

The Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair/Kelsey Woodlawn Community Association is also connecting with City Council at council’s January 14th meeting to address boarded up homes in our 3 neighbourhoods.

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.

Thank you and congratulations!

2019 Snowflake Art Project 5th annual for kids
Thank you for bringing winter cheer to our community!

The 5th annual Snowflake Art Project has wrapped up for another year. Thank you to all the kids and families who made such unique snowflakes together for the recent annual Snowflake Art Project. You’ll be able to see the snowflakes displayed from Dec 17 – Jan 4 in the window of Better Off Duds, 510A 33rd Street West.

CONGRATULATIONS to Desmond B, whose name was chosen in the random draw for kids in Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair and Kelsey Woodlawn.

The best part about today was delivering the prize to Desmond after school – thank you to Lily Yip at the Travelodge Hotel for providing a 1-night stay as a prize.

It was the 5th year for the volunteer Community Association to hold the Snowflake Art Project for kids in our 3 neighbourhoods. Thank you to staff at Mayfair Library for once again providing a friendly place for kids to drop off their snowflakes and even make snowflakes while at the library. Thank you you to Nicola at Better Off Duds for displaying the snowflake art for the kids.

We really appreciate the ongoing support from our community library and local businesses.

Details from recent event: https://www.facebook.com/events/728222767660569/

2019 Snowflake art project winner wheel

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!

Winter 2019 Community Newsletter

The Winter 2019 Newsletter was delivered to homes and is also available here online:

2019 Winter-Newsletter-2019

Thank you for your support photo

Thank you to the people, businesses and organizations who placed ads in the recent Winter 2019 Newsletter for Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair and Kelsey Woodlawn. Your ads helped make the community’s winter newsletter possible.

* 33rd Street BID – 33rd St Business Improvement District
http://www.33rd.ca Facebook.com/33rdStBID

* David Buckingham, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Saskatoon Westview, Bay 14-2345 Avenue C North, 306-242-4440

* Scott & Beaven Law Office, 211A 33rd St W
http://www.sblo.ca 306-955-6822

* Nail Express, 414 33rd St W

* Mike Yerhoff, Realty Executives, 3032 Louise St
m.yerhoff@realtyexecutives.com 306-291-5547

* Dr. Tim Kendall and Dr. Robert Wilson – Optometrists
Suite #302 – 1114 22nd St W – SGEU Building
http://www.kendallwilsonoptometry.ca 306-244-7464

* Ryan Meili, NDP MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin

* Darren Hill, City Councillor, Ward 1
darren.hill@saskatoon.ca 306-227-4322

More information can be found in the Winter 2019 newsletter:


Contact the newsletter coordinator if you are interested in placing an ad in the 2020 Spring Newsletter, HBPMKW.newsletter@gmail.com .

Public information session for proposed brew pub at Zervos Tavern, 1605 33rd Street West

There will be a come-and-go public information session regarding a proposed brew pub at 1605 33rd Street West (Zervos Tavern). It will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd from 7 pm – 8:30 pm in the library of Henry Kelsey School, 16 Valens Drive. Members of the public are welcome to attend.  The applicant will be at the session to answer any questions.

2019 zervos brew pub proposal and meeting