Notification for cancellation of programs – update 14Sept2017

In August, the Community Association announced cancellation of the rink and the delivery of soccer and basketball programs unless volunteers were found to assist with their offering.

Since then, a Basketball Coordinator volunteer has come forward.
No Soccer Coordinator was available in time for fall soccer but one may be interested for the spring season.

For the rink, a volunteer has come forward for Rink Supervision but in order for a community rink to be installed and maintained this year, we still require a Rink Maintenance Coordinator. In Brevoort Park we are fortunate to have a great group of volunteers who are willing to help with maintaining the ice surface and equipment; all we need now is a person to act as the liaison with the Executive Committee. This position coordinates the volunteers and attends monthly Executive Committee meetings to report on activities and budget expenditures.

If you would like to volunteer for the Rink Maintenance Coordinator position or would like more information, please contact info@brevoortpark.ca or any community member listed on the website: http://brevoortpark.ca/contact/

ALSO:

There are some long-time Executive members who would like to step down from their roles or share/mentor others interested in taking their places. Therefore, if there is a position you would be willing to fill that is not listed as vacant, please let us know.

Information regarding all Executive positions is available here. The Executive meets one evening per month, usually for around 1.5 hours. Childcare is provided.

For more information, email info@brevoortpark.ca

Sept. 6, 2017 Ice Cream Social and AGM

Re-connect with friends in the neighbourhood and find out what’s going on in our community! AGM begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Brevoort Park School library, with an ice cream social immediately following. Adults in attendance (Brevoort Park residents only) receive an entry for a chance to win one of three prizes for up to $50 towards BPCA indoor programs!
Information on registering for fall programs can be found on our website: http://brevoortpark.ca/registration/.

August 2017 – NOTIFICATION FOR CANCELLATION OF PROGRAMS

The intention of the current Executive community association members is to close the rink and program delivery until volunteers are found to assist with their offering: Rink Supervisor, Rink Maintenance, Soccer Coordinator, Basketball Coordinator

WHAT THIS MEANS

For any families who wish to play soccer or basketball:

– You will have to go outside the community to register.
– There will not be a guarantee that your child will have a team to play on or may not be able to play on teams with their friends.
– There may be increased cost.

For anyone who uses the skating rink in the park:

– There will be no ice put in this fall.
– You will have to travel to other communities or city facilities to use their rinks.
– The community risks losing their grant that provides for items such as rink lighting, replacement of boards, maintenance of snow removal equipment, etc.

ALSO:

There are some long-time Executive members who would like to step down from their roles or share/mentor others interested in taking their places. Therefore, if there is a position you would be willing to fill that is not listed as vacant, please let us know.

Information regarding all Executive positions is available here. The Executive meets one evening per month, usually for around 1.5 hours. Childcare is provided.

For more information, email info@brevoortpark.ca

Update as of 22-Aug-2017: a volunteer has come forward for the Basketball Coordinator position.

March 4, 2017 Winter Shenanigans

12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Inside and outside activities include snowman building, snow painting, snowshoes, crafts, indoor bounce obstacle course and NEW THIS YEAR – KICKSLEDDING! Make a team, join a race!

BBQ (modest cost) from 12 noon – 4 p.m. Proceeds help fund events like this.

Join your neighbours for a visit and enjoy the last of winter!  Free activities in the Brevoort School large gym and outside surrounding area. Saskatoon Public Library will host a storytime at 1:30 and 2:30 in the gym as well.

Oct. 2, 2016 Fall Day in the Park

Sunday, October 2, 2016
12 noon to 3:30 p.m.

Rain or shine, inside and outside activities include bounce obstacle, bounce house and pumpkin bowling!

No need to cook lunch – join us for a low-cost BBQ (proceeds help fund this event)

This is always a fun event that our families look forward to each year. Don’t miss out on the fun!

(Check Facebook for updates – www.facebook.com/brevoortpark/)

Sept. 6, 2016 AGM, registration & ice cream social

Get back in the swing of things after enjoying summer, visit with neighbours, and find out what’s going on in the community at the BPCA Annual General Meeting.

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m. in the Brevoort Park School library, with an ice cream social immediately following, then an (early) in-person registration of fall programs. Online registration opens the following day.

A listing of proposed fall programs can be found on our website: http://brevoortpark.ca/programs/

Community Garden update – spring 2016

The Brevoort Park Community Garden began operating in May, 2015, with 28 plots, located on city property on the northwest corner of Arlington and Porter. Each plot measured 8 ½ x 17 feet and the registration fee was $25 for the season. The area is watered automatically five nights / week by city sprinklers. A tap was also provided.

Late in May, the garden was rototilled and community members held a pair of work bees to spread and dig in two truckloads of compost that was brought in. Planting commenced immediately thereafter. Garden members also provided a picnic table and a lockable bin for storing hoses and garden tools.

The enthusiasm of the first season’s members was inspiring, with all indicating that they want to  take part again in 2016. Over the winter, 21 new people added their names to a waiting list for plots. An application for expansion of the garden to accommodate these requests was submitted to the City during the winter. It has been approved, doubling the size of the garden, admitting those on the waiting list and leaving additional plots open on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration fee will be the same as in 2015.

Dates for the first meeting of the season will soon be announced. The City and the garden committee will outline the boundaries for the expansion and a date will be set for the first rototilling of the season. The city will turn the water on shortly after that.

For more information, contacts are:

Sheila Marshall: esmarshall@shaw.ca / (306) 373-3827

Rosemarie Blais: rosemarie.blais@sasktel.net / (306) 374-1823

Rod McLaren: nkosuohene@gmail.com / (306) 230-1806