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Big Plans Update

Albert Recreation Unit – 13th Street and Clarence Avenue
Big Plans for a Little Park

Changes are scheduled to begin this fall as the City of Saskatoon will be replacing four of the play structures. Funding for this part of the park rehab is courtesy of a federal Canada 150 grant. This will improve the park on both the north and south sides of the fenceline with the removal of the extremely well-used wooden play structures.

Fundraising continues towards further redevelopment of the park. Through various grants, fundraising events, and donations from residents we have raised well over $100,000. Thank you to all those who have helped support our neighbourhood project. To donate please visit https://nutana.ca/about-our-fundraising-for-the-albert-rec-unit/ .

The scope of further improvements, primarily on the south side of the fence, will be dictated by the total funds raised by early 2018. These further improvements include many features including more equipment, green landscaping and contouring, new play features, a riding/running loop, a tiny toboggan hill and a 3 on 3 basketball court. The current timeline is to complete all phases of construction before 2018 splash pool season. Thank you to Jim Siemens (Oxbow Architecture) and Chris Popplewell (Strata Developments) for their professional assistance.

Family in Motion Day

Saskatoon SCOA Globe Walk – Family In Motion Day
Gather your teams together for a walk in the park!

Date: Monday, February 20th, 2017
Time: 1 PM to 3PM
Location: Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, 1903 Forestry Farm Park Drive

– Meet in front of the Superintendents residence
– Steaming hot chocolate will be served
- Walking routes will be provided within the Forestry Farm Park.

For more information, visit our website scoaglobewalk.net, or phone 306-652-2255

Albert Rec Unit: Big Plans Update

Thank you for your interest in, and support of, our Big Plans for the Albert Rec Unit park rejuvenation!

The City of Saskatoon has received Canada 150 funds to replace old play structures in seven parks across the City, with Albert Rec Unit being one of them. The City’s portion of this little park project – replacing some of the playground equipment – is due to be tendered early next year with construction tentatively slated for 2017.

Our plans are nearly done and we need funds in place this year so we can rejuvenate the remainder of the park at the same time – causing less disruption to the park and its users by constructing on the same schedule.

Now is the time to donate! We still need $120,000 by December 1 2016 to meet our goal!

Let’s make our little park a BIG success!

BUDGET:
Yet to be raised: $118 750
Community donations: $23 750
VVCA: $5 000
NCA: $15 000
Community Initiatives Fund: $12 500
City of Saskatoon: $25 000
Canada 150 Grant (+ City of Saskatoon): $250 000
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Total Estimated Park Budget: $450 000

IMPORTANT: Please make cheques payable to: City of Saskatoon. Mark the cheque with “Albert Rec Unit”.
All donations will receive a tax receipt from the City of Saskatoon. All donations of $100 and above will receive a Good Deed document. Donors at $500 and above will also receive recognition in the park.
Mail your donation to: Nutana Community Association, c/o École Victoria School, 639 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B2
OR donate online here: http://nutana.ca/big-plans-for-a-small-park/


Don’t forget Big Night 2 for a Little Park – a fundraising event for the Albert Rec Unit!
Hosted by the Nutana Community Association
Join us for a night of live music, dancing, and socializing as we raise funds for our community park on Clarence & 13th.

The Local Group and Guy & The Fellas will be performing throughout the evening. Bring your dancing shoes – this is going to be good!!

Food will be available at 9:00pm (TBD)

Ticket information:
Advance: $15.00* (*prior to Nov 11, 2016)
Ticket price: $20.00

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016; 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Location: Cosmo Seniors Centre, 614 11th Street East, just off Broadway Avenue

Tickets: Advance tickets: $15.00 (prior to Nov. 11, 2016). Tickets at the door (cash or credit): $20.00
www.picatic.com/bignight2
Facebook Events page

Big Night 2 Fundraiser

Big Plans for a Little Park

Big Night 2 for a Little Park

A fundraising event for the Albert Rec Unit park rejuvenation.
Hosted by the Nutana Community Association
Special guests: The Local Group
Live music, wine, appetizers, silent auction and some good company.

NOTE DATE CHANGE!
Date: Friday, November 18, 2016; 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Location: Cosmo Seniors Centre, 614 11th Street East, just off Broadway Avenue

Tickets: Advance tickets: $15.00. Tickets at the door (cash or credit): $20.00
www.picatic.com/bignight2
Facebook Events page

Albert Rec Unit: Open House

Big Plans for a Little Park

Albert Rec Unit OPEN HOUSE: Public Information Meeting

Please come and check out the big plans for the Albert Rec Unit park rejuvenation. The planning is nearly done and once all approvals are finalized, construction is tentatively slated for 2017.

The public information meeting is to meet with the community to gather comments and feedback regarding the park rejuvenation. This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the park and hear from local residents and park users.

Hosted by the Nutana Community Association and the City of Saskatoon

Time: Thursday, November 3, 2016; 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Albert Community Centre Loft, 610 Clarence Ave South

Facebook Events page

Albert Rec Unit: Call for Volunteers

Big Plans for a Little Park

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Door-to-Door Canvassing Blitz
The planning for Albert Rec Unit is nearly done and construction is slated for Spring 2017, but we still need community donations to make this little park a big success.
Come and help us fundraise door-to-door in the Nutana neighbourhood!

When: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9:00 am
Where: Brainsport Community Room (616 10th Street East) for orientation; on the streets by 10:00 am. ‘Debrief’ at Amigo’s back room by 4:45 pm.

Facebook events page

Albert Rec Unit fundraising underway

Our Big Plans for a Little Park committee members have been hitting the streets this summer and fall, asking for your donations to the park project. Did we miss you? You can still donate! Use the donation form, or donate online here: https://nutana.ca/big-plans-for-a-small-park/

IMPORTANT DONATION INFORMATION:
Please make cheques payable to: City of Saskatoon.
Mark the cheque with “Albert Rec Unit”.
Mail your donation to: Nutana Community Association,
c/o École Victoria School, 639 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B2

Want to know more details about what it’s all about? Download a PDF brochure here, or see the VVCA Projects page.

Follow Facebook page for current fundraising and other events!

Help make our little park a big success!

Albert Rec Unit Rejuvenation – feedback

The Albert Recreation Unit on the corner of Clarence and 13th Street, has been a little park used by Nutana and Varsity View residents for over 70 years. While the park has served us well, it is beginning to show its age.

We want to update the park and playground equipment to serve our neighbourhoods for generations to come.

The park renewal committee is focused on these goals:
• maintain the paddling pool and building
• increase the green space
• modernize some of the playground equipment
• make the park a safe and welcoming place for all in our neighbourhoods

(see our draft plan on our Facebook page)

While the overall cost won’t be known until a final design is approved, the City of Saskatoon, and the Nutana and Varsity View Community Associations have all promised to support the project. We need your support too!

These may be big plans for our little park, but we believe that the neighbourhood deserves and will support a great little park like this.

We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions by October 30, 2015.
Please contact us here: bigplans@nutana.ca
Or fill out a short online survey at: http://bit.ly/1Kv0hSt
Or talk to your neighbourhood committee member in person: Rahul Mainra (chair), Tanya Bell, Anu Bhargava, Barb Giles, Trevor Morog, Beth Wall, Sarah Williams, Roger Williamson

Annual Movie in the Park

JOIN US!
Annual Movie in the Park

What: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
When: Thursday September 10 at sundown
(approx. 7:45 pm)
Where: President Murray Park

Bring the family, flashlights and blankets to Varsity Viewʼs 2015 screening of our Movie in the Park. This year will feature the film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Join Flint and his friends under the stars on this dangerously delicious mission as they take on the likes of hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, cheespiders and food creatures big and small in their hungry strife to save the world, again!

Show time is sundown (approximately 7:45pm) Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at President Murray Park. Admission is free. Popcorn will be available for purchase.

Donations will also be accepted with proceeds going to benefit the Brunskill School Playground Improvement Project.

Big Plans for a Little Park – Albert Rec. Unit

Albert Recreational Unit, at the corner of Clarence Avenue and 13th Street, has been a little park in the Nutana and Varsity View neighbourhoods for over 70 years – starting as a paddling pool and then expanding with a surrounding park and playground.

While the park has served us well over these years – both as a neighbourhood destination on hot summer days and as a fun playground area – the park is beginning to show its age, especially in the style and condition of its playground.

A small ambitious neighbourhood group wants to change this. We want to update the park and playground equipment to give a boost to the park’s usage and its longevity.

These may be big plans for our little park, but we believe that the neighbourhood deserves and will support a great little park like this. Ideas and concepts are still being discussed, but in broad strokes the committee is focused on these goals:
– maintain the paddling pool and building
– increase the green space
– modernize some (or all) of the playground equipment
– make the park a safe and welcoming place for all in the neighbourhood

Our energetic group is meeting regularly and we look forward to sharing our ideas with the neighbourhood, both for community feedback and also to begin fundraising.

We welcome your comments and suggestions as we begin making our big plans, and trust you will help support our little park.

Help us make our little park a big success!

The Albert Rec. Unit Committee:
Rahul Mainra (chair), Tanya Bell, Anu Bhargava, Barb Giles, Trevor Morog, Beth Wall, Sarah Williams, Roger Williamson
Contact us by email: bigplans@nutana.ca

Sum Theatre in the Park: July 3 – 24 in City parks

July 3 – 24, 2015 in over 20 different parks around Saskatoon!

Theatre in the Park is Saskatchewan’s first FREE live professional outdoor theatre. Suitable for all ages. Everyone welcome. FREE of charge.

This year: Hercules

Dates and Parks Locations:
July 3 – A.H. Browne Park at 7:00pm
July 5 – Rotary Park at 2:00pm
July 5 – Wildwood Park at 7:00pm
July 6 – GD Archilbald Park West at 7:00pm
July 7 – Sid Buckwold Park at 7:00pm
July 8 – Parc Canada at 7:00pm
July 9 – W.J.L. Harvey North Park at 7:00pm
July 10 – Albert Park at 7:00pm
July 12 – Victoria Park at 2:00pm
July 12 – Churchill Park at 7:00pm
July 13 – Pleasant Hill Park at 7:00pm
July 14 – Les Kerr Park at 7:00pm
July 15 – James Anderson Park at 7:00pm
July 16 – Anita Langford Park at 7:00pm
July 17 – Wilson Park at 7:00pm
July 19 – Robert Hunter Park West at 2:00pm
July 19 – Buena Vista Park at 7:00pm
July 20 – H.S. Sears Park at 7:00pm
July 21 – Ashworth Holmes Park at 7:00pm
July 22 – Alexander MacGillvray Park at 7:00pm
July 23 – Surprise Park at 7:00pm
July 24 – Surprise Park at 7:00pm

Sum Theatre link.

Chief Darcy Bear Park – Naming of the Park Celebration

Chief Darcy Bear Park (beside Nutana Collegiate) Naming of the Park Celebration – Wednesday June 3rd 11am.

The City has taken responsibility of the old Nutana Collegiate school field (and once the Saskatoon Exhibition grounds), and re-landscaped it with a Community Garden and play structure. The park has been named after Chief Darcy Bear in recognition of his accomplishments, the longstanding relationship between the Whitecap Dakota First Nation the City, and the School Board (and the fact that Chief Darcy Bear is a Nutana Collegiate Graduate himself).

Come out to this historic event, there will be a Naming Ceremony and a BBQ as part of the celebration.

City Recreation and Parks Master Plan

The City of Saskatoon is developing a Recreation and Parks Master Plan to guide the development, delivery and continuous improvement of recreation and parks programs, services and facilities.

As part of the development of the Master Plan, the City invites you to come and learn more about the project at an open house. Members of the consulting team and City representatives will be in attendance to discuss the plan and collect any comments you may have.

OPEN HOUSE: Recreation and Parks Master Plan
Tuesday November 25, 2014

12 to 2 p.m. – ‘Come and Go’ Open House, Brief Presentation at 12:30 p.m.
5 to 8 p.m. – ‘Come and Go’ Open House, Brief Presentation at 6:00 p.m.
TCU Place, Salon E
35 22nd Street East

The input gathered at the open house will be used as the draft Master Plan is developed. We hope to see you there!

If you are unable to attend the open house, visit www.shapingsaskatoon.ca to review the open house material and provide your feedback. The material will be online November 25. For questions, call the City’s Community Development Division at 306.975.2289.

Annual Movie in the Park – Sept. 12, 2014

JOIN US!
ANNUAL MOVIE IN THE PARK

What: Muppets Most Wanted
When: Friday September 12 at sundown
Where: President Murray Park

MovieInThePark2014Poster

This year the Movie in the Park is being presented by VVCA along with Nutana Community Association. It has been generously sponsored by J & H Builder’s Warehouse and Canadian Basement Replacements. This is a family friendly event! Bring your friends and a blanket and enjoy the show! Questions? Email.