For all of you living in the Blairmore Suburban Centre, you are part of our association!!!!! Come join us.
Attention Parkridge Community!!
Your Parkridge Community Association has kindly set up and maintained the Porta-Potty Service in Parkridge Park (located at diamond 4). This service allows the little ones to make a dash to the potty when playing a heated game of softball or soccer and allows the older ones enjoying a stroll through the park or cheering on their favorite athlete to grab a quick break if needed. Unfortunately, this season has seen the Porta-Potty damaged on more than one occasion, among other damage to the park. There is no budget for paying for damage to this equipment. And in some instances, there has been a high risk of much more severe damage and loss (e.g. fires in the park along private fences). Let's do what we can to keep our park beautiful and continue to offer services such as this for seasons to come. Thanks to those that have kept their eyes out for damage and spoken to their children about respecting the park!
THE NEXT Household Hazardous Waste DAY IS SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Household hazardous waste requires proper disposal to reduce risks to humans and animals, and prevent pollution of our land, water and air. These materials should not be placed in your garbage or recycling bins, poured down the drain or toilet, or released into the environment.
To ensure household hazardous materials are safely disposed of or recycled, the City coordinates regular Household Hazardous Waste Days for residents to drop-off these materials. A temporary site will be set up at SaskTel Centre parking lot (101 - 3515 Thatcher Avenue) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on the following dates in 2015:
2015 Household Hazardous Waste Days:
· June 20
For a complete list of materials accepted at HHW Days, please visit Saskatoon.ca/hazardouswaste. A number of items can also be returned to local retailers for convenient and safe disposal or recycling – for current opportunities in the community, please visit Saskwastereduction.ca.
Please do not bring paint to Household Hazardous Waste Days. Leftover paint and empty paint cans are accepted without charge at all SARCAN recycling depots in Saskatoon. A complete list of paint/paint products accepted at SARCAN locations can be found at www.sarcan.ca/pages/paint.
Do you have opinions about the biggest walkways in Parkridge?
The Parkridge Community Association is partnering with the City of Saskatoon to see if lights are necessary in those walkways. Thanks to all those that came out and/or submitted their thoughts and opinions on the safety of the walkways in Parkridge. Attached in the link below is the PDF of the Safety Audit Summary. Feel free to review it and see what your friends and neighbours found on the safety audit.
More in on the Walkway Improvements
An Update on Potential Walkway Improvements
This past March, members of the Parkridge Community Association, many of their neighbours, Councillor Ann Iwanchuk and City of Saskatoon staff, all participated in a Safety Audit of Parkridge’s two longest walkways. Together 28 people set out to record their perceptions of safety and experience what it’s like to walk on an icy-cold, dark evening on the Needham Cres and Neatby Cres., and Needham Cres. and Heise Cres. walkways. Thank you to the residents who participated and shared their concerns and ideas! We heard many suggestions on how to improve a pedestrian’s experience of moving between Parkridge and Blairmore’s schools, homes, leisure centre and businesses.
Most users felt that lights need to be added to both Y-shaped walkways, and that the drainage needs to be improved. And, it’s clear that both lighting and drainage concerns need to be addressed at the same time- digging up the land twice would be expensive and disruptive. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough money available to address both projects this year.
Since April, the City of Saskatoon has been exploring ways to fund the repairs needed for both the lighting and drainage concerns, as one project in 2016. Reports and budget documents have been submitted requesting this. The Parkridge Community Association has also written a letter to support and partner in this initiative, and agreed to donate at least $5,000 towards this project.
The City of Saskatoon will keep you informed as this project progresses.
Thank you for your patience as we work to make it easier to safely move around your community.
City of Saskatoon, Community Consultant
Parkridge Community Outdoor Soccer - Online registration will be extended starting March 7th. Click on the "Soccer Registration" in the Main Menu for the link and more information on fees etc.. You may also purchase your PCA membership on the registration site.
Need for coaches! Our future soccer stars need volunteers to make for a successful, fun season of learning soccer skills and playing with new and old friends. Please consider volunteering your time for this rewarding experience! If you are interested, be sure to notify the soccer coordinator at registration!
Upcoming soccer tournaments - If your team is interested in participating in one of the tournaments this spring, please notify the soccer coordinator. The PCA will cover the cost of tournament fees.
The next PCA meeting will be the AGM Sept 8, 2015 at JLA school at 7pm. Everyone welcome! Registration for indoor programs to follow.
Have you considered being a volunteer? An instructor of Community Association programs? Take some time and become part of the team. PCA is always looking for volunteers for the association and/or various events (e.g. Day in the Park - Sept 6th).
And programs are only available as instructors are to teach them. You have a skill or talent you would like to share with others. Contact the indoor program coordinator! These are typically paid positions.
Green Bin ordering
If you are interested here is a bit of information on it. Green Bin
Ignite Your Leadership
by Community Development Here is the link to the information Ignite Your Leadership Info
We are working hard to ensure all the information you will need for our community is here. Please contact us about anything you would like to see here. (i.e. sports signup, social events, etc.)