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Winter 2018 Leisure Guide

Winter 2018 Leisure eGuide … is yours missing?

The Winter Leisure Guides have been delivered to each household in Saskatoon. What happens if you (or a resident in your community) did not receive one?

First, do you have a “No Flyers” sign on your door, or perhaps you called the Star Phoenix and asked them not to deliver flyers? If so, you will not get the Leisure Guide. The StarPhoenix delivers the Leisure Guide and the Leisure Guides are considered the same category as flyers. However, hard copies of the Leisure Guide are available at all Leisure Centres, Public Library locations and City Hall, and you can access an electronic copy on saskatoon.ca/leisureguide.

If you don’t have a “no flyer” sign and have not previously asked to not receive flyers, then please call the StarPhoenix (306-657-6320). It may be that your neighbourhood is missing a delivery person for a particular route, or perhaps the last person who lived in your house asked to not receive flyers (and therefore your address was put on the “no flyer” list). The StarPhoenix will arrange for a Leisure Guide to be delivered to you.

Also, if your address was not on the “no flyer” list – and your Leisure Guide simply did not get delivered – please call the City’s Marketing & Communications Team (306-975- 2882) and give them your address. Marketing & Communications produces the Leisure Guide, and would like to follow up on any issues where residents do not receive a copy.

Me Ta We Tan

Recreation and Community Development has developed a wonderful program for teens in the City. Please join us at one of the following locations for the Teen Drop in Centre.

Location Name: Caswell Hill School Gym
Program Time: 2017 – 18:30 to 20:30
Days of the Week: Wednesdays
Age Category: Youth
Program Fee: FREE
Program Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Age Grouping: YOUTH
Community Association: Caswell Hill

DID YOU KNOW ME TA WE TAN means “Let’s Play” in Cree?

Each Centre has two leaders trained and certified in HIGH FIVE and can deliver moderate to vigorous activities based on skill development to meet the needs of the participants. HIGH FIVE is a certification based on the Principles of Healthy Child Development and is offered through Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association.

For more information on City of Saskatoon MeTaWeTan, please visit www.saskatoon.ca

Free Youth Programs

Little Sisters In Action
Friday November 10th

Free one-day event for girls ages 10 – 14. Walk, dream, run and believe you can soar like an eagle! Be inspired to discover yourself by enhancing sell-confidence and leadership skills, and being physically active.
Where: White Buffalo Youth Lodge, 602 20th Street West, Saskatoon to register please call 306-975-3378.


Girls In Motion
Friday November 10

9:00am – 4:00pm – Shaw Centre (122 Bowlt Crescent)
A day for girls to become inspired to live a healthy, happy lifestyle and enjoy physical activities. This year’s sessions include Country Heat Class, Yoga, Athletics/Track and Field, Hula Hoopsters, and more!


Taking to the Court
Friday, November 10

9:00am – 4:00pm – Cosmo Civic Center (3130 Laurier Drive)
A day for boys to get active, learn, and improve skills in volleyball under the direction of qualified instructors.

Lunch and snacks are provided at each event. Space is limited. Please call 306-975-3378 before Wednesday, November 8 to register.

Fire Hall information session

The Saskatoon Fire Department strives to provide a four-minute traveling response time to all areas in the City of Saskatoon. Geographic modelling shows this level of service and safety will be possible to Sutherland and University area neighborhoods when Fire Station No. 5 is relocated from 105 Street and Central Avenue to closer to the intersection of Preston Avenue and College Drive.

SFD will be hosting two public information sessions, for you and your residents to attend and learn more about this project.

Tuesday, November 7
Sutherland School, Library
211 – 111th Street
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 9
Saskatoon Field House, Meeting Room #3
2020 College Drive
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

More information, including frequently asked questions and the history of Fire Station No. 5, will be available at www.saskatoon.ca/NewServiceModel.

Fall Street Sweeping

THE PROGRAM THAT’S SWEEPING THE CITY

With winter just around the corner, it’s that time of the year for the annual two-week fall sweeping program to begin. City street sweepers will be removing leaves and debris from roads in heavily treed neighbourhoods. As you tidy your yard this fall we want to remind you that street sweepers will be coming to your neighbourhood very soon.

The program is expected to start Monday, October 16, and is determined by the weather and the amount of leaves on the ground.

Be on the lookout for the bright yellow No Parking signs that lets you know your street is about to be swept, and ensure your vehicle is off the street to avoid a possible ticket and tow.

Please do not push or blow leaves onto the street. This is illegal and residents may receive a Bylaw Notice if it is determined they pushed their leaves onto the street. Excess leaves can delay the cleaning schedule or even cause the entire street to be skipped.

Place yard clippings in your City of Saskatoon green cart or consider taking them to one of the City’s compost depots for free. Learn how you can compost at home at Saskatoon.ca/homecomposting.

Find your neighbourhood sweeping schedule at saskatoon.ca/sweeping and monitor City of Saskatoon Service Alerts to hear about unexpected changes that can affect your sweeping day.

Permit Parking Zones

At the September 2017 City Council meeting, the Varsity View (and Nutana) Residential Parking Permit (RPP) areas were expanded. VVCA carried out a volunteer led survey this spring and summer of the neighbourhood and gathered enough signatures to expand the zones

VVCA’s RPP will see a substantial expansion, where nearly half of the neighbourhood will now be under the program. Those under the RPP will need to go down to City Hall to get their $25 passes, which include one pass and one visitor pass. These must be displayed, and allow residents to park on their own street but they will still be under the 36-hour rule, which states that a vehicle must not remain in the same spot.

City of Saskatoon website

VVCA-Nutana_RPP_map.pdf

Short-term accommodation survey

With online platforms such as AirBnB and VRBO becoming popular accommodation options for both residents and visitors, the City is reviewing the existing bylaw regulations for short-term accommodations.

Short-term accommodations include all rental arrangements in a residential dwelling where the host receives compensation from a guest that stays less than 30 days. Examples include vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and AirBnBs.

Residents are invited to provide their input into the short-term accommodation review process by completing an online survey and/or attending the open house on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Frances Morrison Library.

Short-Term Accommodation Online Survey
Friday, September 29 to Thursday, October 26, 2017
Visit shapingsaskatoon.ca/projects to complete the online survey.

Short-Term Accommodation Open House
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Frances Morrison Library, 311 23rd Street East
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Come-and-go style event, with presentations running hourly starting at 4:30 p.m.

The results of this public consultation will be used to shape the direction of short-term accommodation regulations in Saskatoon and assist the City in gaining a better understanding of this issue as it relates to our community.

For more information on current regulations, please visit saskatoon.ca.

Police Chief Survey

The recruitment process for Saskatoon’s next Chief of Police is now fully underway.

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners wants to ensure that citizens have the opportunity to share their views and opinions about the top attributes and priorities in the selection of the new Police Chief.

The Commission has set up a very brief (just 4 questions) and anonymous survey that provides an opportunity for you to provide your views. The survey can be found on the Police Commission’s website at saskatoonpolicecommission.com in the top right corner of the home page. Clicking on “What Residents Want In Their Next Police Chief” will take you directly to the survey.

The Saskatoon Police Commission will use this response from the survey of the public to refine its selection criteria in the recruitment, selection and hiring of Saskatoon’s next Police Chief.

Bus Stop Blues

“Bus Stop Blues” – Help shape the future of Saskatoon Transit and improve the transit experience! From now to Sept 20, 2017, post a photo and the location of the bus stop you would like to see improved, and add the hashtag #busstopbluesyxe.

Our Facebook and/or Twitter posts – Saskatoon Transit Twitter (@stoontransit) and City of Saskatoon Facebook and Twitter (@cityofsaskatoon) are also an easy way to share the information from your social media accounts to your neighbors.

Graffiti Reduction

Spring can often mean that it is graffiti season. Rinks are often a target for Graffiti. If you experience graffiti please follow these steps:
Record It – Take a picture of the graffiti vandalism as soon as it is identified.
Report It – Report all incidents of damage to your property by calling Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300.
Remove It – Remove graffiti from your property as quickly as possible. The faster and more frequently graffiti is cleaned up, the less it reappears.

What can I do if I see graffiti on someone else’s property?
To report graffiti vandalism on property other than your own call 975-2828.

More information can be found here: https://www.saskatoon.ca/services-residents/housing-property/graffiti-reduction

Coffee with Your Councillor

Coffee with Your Councillor
Thursday Sept 7, 2017
7am -9am
Good Earth Cafe at 475 2nd Ave. S.
Hope to see you there!

These coffee events happen regularly, and to stay on top of this and other Council news, please following me on Facebook: cynthiablockward6.
You can also sign up for e-updates. Just send me an email cynthia.block@saskatoon.ca and I’ll send you the link.


Also visit Cynthia at the Broadway Street Fair on Saturday September 9, along with the Community Associations of Ward 6!

Curbside Swap 2017

Want free stuff?
Got stuff to give away?
SWAP IT!

Saskatoon Curbside Swap
Saturday, September 9, 2017

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.

Plan a Curbside Swap for your household or your neighbourhood this summer! Post your Swap on the Curbside Swap Facebook Event page at Saskatoon City News and share it with your friends. And join in the city-wide Curbside Swap on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Giving used items a new home keeps them out of our landfill and swapping helps to build a sense of community.

saskatoon.ca/curbsideswap

Curbside Swap

Have clean, usable stuff to give away? Want free stuff? Plan your own Curbside Swap or participate in the city-wide Swap on September 9, 2017!

The Saskatoon Curbside Swap program is a series of community-organized events where residents place unwanted items in good condition – clearly marked FREE – on their curbs for anyone to pick up. At the end of the Swap day, residents return unclaimed items to their home along with their newfound treasures.

Giving used items a new home keeps them out of our landfill and swapping helps to build a sense of community. It’s a fun and environmentally friendly way to get rid of unwanted (but usable) items and to find free stuff!

To get started with organizing a community-wide swap, contact your Community Association. To help swap organizers promote their events, the City provides downloadable promotional postcards, posters and ‘free stuff’ signs. Promote your event and share your information with your friends on the 2017 Curbside Swap Facebook Event page at Saskatoon City News.

For more information, guidelines, and to download promotional materials to help with planning your own Swap, visit saskatoon.ca/curbsideswap or call 306-975-2487.

Please remember to obey all traffic laws and to watch for children. If you are posting signs, please take note of The Temporary Sign Bylaw – Bylaw No. 7491.

Graffiti Reduction

Spring can often mean that it is graffiti season. Rinks are often a target for Graffiti. If you experience graffiti please follow these steps:
Record It – Take a picture of the graffiti vandalism as soon as it is identified.
Report It – Report all incidents of damage to your property by calling Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300.
Remove It – Remove graffiti from your property as quickly as possible. The faster and more frequently graffiti is cleaned up, the less it reappears.

What can I do if I see graffiti on someone else’s property?
To report graffiti vandalism on property other than your own call 975-2828. More information can be found here: https://www.saskatoon.ca/services-residents/housing-property/graffiti-reduction

Saskatoon Police Services Community Night

Saskatoon City Police are hosting a Community Night on June 14, 2017. Last year Saskatoon Police Services hosted 3 of them (one for each division), but attendance wasn’t great. This year SPS is hosting one larger event to allow residents to interact with the Police force.

Saskatoon City Police Community Liaison Officers
Central Division:
Cst Dawn Epp
306-975-8032 dawn.epp@police.saskatoon.sk.ca

Northwest Division
Cst Jing Xiao
306-975-2296 jing.Xiao@police.saskatoon.sk.ca

East Division
Cst Imran Siraj
306-975-2267 imran.siraj@police.saskatoon.sk.ca