Happy Summer Parkridge Neighbours,

Long time no updates! I have been very busy with a bustling ball season. But I want to touch base with the community and provide some updates.

Ball season was a great success. Many children were out on the diamonds practicing their skills. Thank you to all the coaches, managers and other “team” players that run these teams and make it possible for these kids to play. Without you, there would be no ball. Keep in mind ball registration for ALL age groups occurs in early 2018 (January). Please keep an eye out for more information as that nears. Consider coaching as well. Many of our Phantoms teams had a very successful year. Medals were won, skills were developed and friendships were made. This can be a rewarding experience!

Along with a great ball season for the kids was the resurrection of the Parkridge SloPitch tournament. Many Parkridge friends and neighbours banded together to ball some ball. Great times were had by all!!  A BIG thank you to all the volunteers that showed up to set-up, participate and take down the event. Without you, we couldn’t have done it. And another thank you to the PeeWee A Phantoms for manning the BBQ and beer gardens. They had a very busy day!!

Unfortunately, our spring soccer program did not run this year. But we have heard interest from parents interested in having their children continue to play soccer. We have some great volunteers that have stepped up and are working hard to set up soccer for the fall/winter program (2017/2018). More information to come soon. But again, COACHES are needed. Please consider offering your time to a soccer team. No soccer experience required.

YOUR PCA has been undergoing many changes. We have some amazing neighbours that have stepped up to fill positions. Updated committee information will be loaded soon. Stay tuned for new programs, events, etc. as this team collaborates and works to bring us together as a strong community. And always remember, these are volunteers. They are working hard to provide events etc. that are inclusive and fun. Many of these events cannot be done without help. You do not need to be an executive member to help out. If you are interested in being a come and go volunteer, send an email to parkridge.sk@gmail.com. We can send out volunteer signups for upcoming and events and you can sign up for events and tasks that fit your niche. All help is appreciated. If you are interested in a position, please contact an executive member or send an email to parkridge.sk@gmail.com. We are working setting up a “Buddy system” to spread the work around. You can team up with an existing member or sign up with a friend and take on a new position and work together to get it done. This is an awesome opportunity for our younger members looking to build some experience for their resume. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what you are interested in. We would love to set up a neighbour in a role that suits their interests.

We take a break from meetings in the summer but we will be having a fall meeting in September and the AGM in October (October 19th, 2017).  Check back for updates.  We have experimented with changes in meeting dates, times and locations. We would like to accommodate as many members as possible but we know we can’t get everyone. If you are unable to make the meeting but have something to share, please don't hesitate to email either Michelle (parkridge.sk@gmail.com) or Sally (pca.sk.newsletter@gmail.com).