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City Park Outdoor Holiday Decoration Photo Contest

Happy Holidays everyone! Residences of City Park are invited to submit a photo of their most festive outdoor holiday decorations to our photo contest. The photos will be displayed on our Facebook page, and the image with the most likes will receive two tickets to the City Park Association Wine Night, which takes place on March 10 (valued at more than $60).

 

Email a maximum of two photos to megahsuzanne@gmail.com by 11:30 pm on Friday, Dec. 9. In the email please include:

  1. Your first name
  2. Your address (this will not be published)
  3. A description of the photo
  4. How long you’ve lived in City Park

 

Voting will run from 8 am on Dec. 13 to 5 pm on Dec. 27. Everyone with a Facebook account can vote.

 

The rules:

  1. Only two photos per household can be submitted to the contest
  2. You must reside in the property you photograph
  3. The property photographed must be within City Park
  4. Photos submitted must have been taken in December 2016

Winter Leisure Guide is coming…

Winter Leisure Guide Delivered to Homes on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, and Registration Begins Sunday, December 4, 2016

For immediate release: November 24, 2016

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The Leisure Guide will be delivered to every home in Saskatoon on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, and available for pick up at any indoor Leisure Centre, Saskatoon Public Library location, or City Hall.  The guide is available online beginning Monday, November 28 at www.saskatoon.ca/leisureguide.

The Leisure Guide is Saskatoon’s go-to source for fitness programs, recreational activities, and arts and culture opportunities for all ages and abilities.  Stay active all winter long with the many exciting options!

Highlights of the Winter (January 1 to March 31, 2017) Leisure Guide include:

  • information about programs at Saskatoon’s six civic Leisure Centres (Cosmo, Lakewood, and Lawson Civic Centres; Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre; Saskatoon Field House; and Shaw Centre) including:
    • drop-in dryland and aquatic fitness classes, personal training, and registered recreation programs for people of all ages and abilities;
    • Parent & Tot, public, family, and lane swimming, as well as registered Red Cross swimming lessons for babies to adults at Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre, Lakewood and Lawson Civic Centres, and Shaw Centre; and
    • facility amenities like indoor walking tracks (stroller-friendly), hot tubs, waterslides, saunas, diving boards, the wave pool, the climbing wall, and the zoom slide at select locations;
  • Parent & Tot and public skating, as well as ice rentals at theindoor rinks;
  • free outdoor skating at the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval and at more than 40 outdoor community rinks across the city;
  • cross-country skiing at eight groomed trails around Saskatoon;
  • special events throughout the winter season, including Family Day Skate and winter programming at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo; and
  • exercise classes, learning, and volunteer opportunities offered by your neighbourhood community associations.

Registration begins Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. by calling 306-975-2800 or online atleisureonline.saskatoon.ca.  Starting Monday, December 5, 2016, at 6:30 a.m., all Leisure Centres will be accepting walk-in registrations.

Registered programs are very popular and fill up fast!  Many people will be registering Sunday evening, and the City sincerely thanks citizens for their patience.  Additional online and telephone resources are in place for the registration process.  With that in mind, there are still thousands of people registering at once, so here are some helpful tips to help you be prepared:

  • You will require a Client ID Number and Family PIN to register online.  To set one up, or if you forgot yours, phone any Leisure Centre prior to Sunday, December 4, 2016.
  • Have a list of second and third program choices in case you do not get into your first choice.
  • Join the waiting list!  Every full program has an online waiting list, and new classes may be created if there is enough demand.
  • Consider other nearby Leisure Centres if your nearest location isn’t available.
  • Ensure your major web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome) is up-to-date.

Get the Guide!  Keep the Guide!

River Access Study 2016 Online Survey and Public Open House

The City of Saskatoon, in partnership with Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA), is conducting a river access study.  The purpose of the study is to identify the river access requirements for Saskatoon residents, visitors, commercial enterprises, on-river special events, industrial users, emergency services, and monitoring services.  The primary focus will be on facilities for launching and mooring motorized and non-motorized watercraft; however, it will address all forms of river access.

The South Saskatchewan River is a valuable recreation access for Saskatoon and area residents and visitors.  In the Saskatoon area, it is utilized for a number of activities, including:

  • Recreation:  motorized boaters, canoeists, kayakers, rowers, and paddle boarders
  • Commercial/Industrial:  tour boats, dredging, construction, and other barges
  • Regulatory and Emergency Services:  police and fire services, water quality, environmental issues, and other monitoring

These users require safe, environmentally-sound access to the river with appropriate infrastructure.

As part of the study, citizens are invited to participate in an online survey to gather input on current launching/mooring opportunities and ideas on an optimal scenario.  Interested parties can access the survey at shapingsaskatoon.ca.  The survey is open until Thursday, December 15, 2016.

There will also be a public open house on Monday, December 5, 2016, at the Meewasin Valley Centre Boardroom (402 Third Avenue South) from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The City and MVA will present the plan, answer questions, and collect feedback.  Formal presentations will take place at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

Oct. 22nd – Fall Bottle Drive – Beavers/Cubs/Scouts

6th North Park Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Annually, we have two bottle drives, one in the fall and another in the spring.  With the money raised through these drives, we are able to run all our programs.  6th North Park Scouts have held these bottle drives for many years, with tremendous support from our surrounding communities.  Some residents keep their bottles exclusively for the Scouts.

Fall Bottle Drive
Saturday, October 22nd at 9:00 AM to Noon in the parking lot of North Park Wilson School 1505 – 9th Avenue North

The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts come to your door to pick up your refundable bottles.  They will not be knocking on your door but will pick up bottles that you have left out for them.  Thanks in advance for your support.

The week before the bottle drive, flyers of advertisement are delivered to each house in City Park, North Park and Richmond Heights.  If you have any questions please contact Karen Devine at 306-242-8493 or email lkcdevine@sasktel.net

Fall Street Sweeping Begins Monday, October 17

The City will begin the annual fall street sweeping program Monday, October 17. The ten day fall sweep is designed to remove fallen tree foliage and debris on the roadway in select neighbourhoods to reduce the potential for spring flooding. 

What can residents expect?

Fall street sweeping will occur in Varsity View, Westmount, Riversdale, King George, City Park, Caswell Hill, Buena Vista, Nutana, Holiday Park, and North Park.

Bright yellow ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted 36-48 hours in advance of sweeping. Visit saskatoon.ca/sweeping to find out when sweeping will occur in your area.

The program is weather dependent. If there is sustained sub-zero temperatures, sweeping may not occur.

What can residents do?

Please remove your vehicle(s) by 7 a.m. on the posted sweeping day to avoid a ticket and/or relocation to a nearby street. If your vehicle is moved, visit saskatoon.ca/sweeping for its location.

Pick up and place your leaves and debris in your green cart or take them to one the City’s free compost depots, which are open until November 13.

Please note that the City will investigate reports of residents pushing leaves and debris onto the street and may issue a Bylaw Notice. Excessive debris and leaves on the street can delay sweeping and may result in streets being removed from the program. Bylaw violations can be reported to the Bylaw Inspector at 306-975-3193.

Please visit saskatoon.ca/sweeping for the latest street sweeping schedules or sign up for street sweeping service alerts for notifications of cancelled or incomplete sweeping areas. 

Community Chat with Charlie Clark

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Pumpkin Festival October 1, 2016

Cycling Festival update 

CPCA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Community Initiatives Fund in sponsorship of this event.

The forcast for Sunday is 70 percent chance of rain and 14 degrees. In the event of poor weather, the festival will be held inside the City Park gym.

Curb side swap today

Have clean, usable stuff to give away? Want free stuff? Swap it!
At a Curbside Swap, you place unwanted items in good condition on your property (next to the sidewalk or curb) and mark them as FREE for anyone to pick-up. You can also search for free items for your own household! At the end of your Swap day, return your unclaimed items to your home along with your own newfound treasures.

Cycling Festival & AGM – Sept. 11th

Come out and celebrate community and cycling at the City Park school yard on Sunday, September 11.
The community association is hosting a kid’s bike parade. Local artisans will be selling their wares. Oral Fuentes Reggae band will be playing. The CPCA will be working the BBQ.
The fun starts at 3:00 PM and goes until 6:00 PM. 

Pre-festival Slow-Roll non-competitive group bike ride starts at 2:00. Riders meet at the City Park School yard. 
Join us at the City Park Community Association AGM directly after the festival at 6:00pm. Get involved in your community!
To register a booth call Brett at 306.491.7073