2017 Remembrance Day Ceremony at the University of Saskatchewan

There will be a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the University of Saskatchewan on Saturday, November 11. We wanted to extend an invitation to the members of your community because we are located near your neighbourhood.

Event Details
Following the city-wide service at SaskTel Centre, there will be a wreath laying service at the Memorial Gates (near the College Drive entrance to Royal University Hospital) at 1:30 pm. A reception will follow at Louis’ Loft. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Help us get the word out!
We would appreciate you sharing this with people in your community. I have a package containing a poster and social media images available for use.

The Saskatoon Fire Department information sessions

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 neighbourhoods 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.

We would appreciate your assistance in spreading the word to the residents of your neighborhood, through whatever means and channels you have available to you. We will also promote the information sessions through mini-billboards in the area over the next couple of weeks as well.

The City will be sending out a news release about this at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 26. At that time, more information, including frequently asked questions and the history of Fire Station No. 5, will be available at www.saskatoon.ca/NewServiceModel.

If unable to attend, please send information requests to: fire-communityrelations@saskatoon.ca.

Coffee with your Councillor: Sarina Gersher

As GCA, we received email from our Ward 8 city councillor Sarina Gersher

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Hello Brevoort Park and Greystone Height’s Community Associations,

I just wanted to send a quick note let you know the dates for the next three months of Coffee with your Councillor. I will be set up from 6-8 pm at Mystic Java Café (8th St. location) on the following dates:

– Oct 18th
– Nov 15th
– Dec 13th

If you are able to promote this on your websites that would be great. If you have any questions please let me know.

All the best,
Sarina Gersher

Sarina Gersher
City Councillor | Ward 8
City of Saskatoon | 222 Third Avenue North | Saskatoon, SK | S7K 0J5
306.250.9256 | sarina.gersher@saskatoon.ca | Twitter | Facebook
www.saskatoon.ca | www.sarinagersher.ca

the City of Saskatoon is launching “Let’s Talk 2020”

On Monday, January 16, 2017 at 6pm, the City is launching “Let’s Talk 2020”. Let’s Talk 2020 is a series of engagement opportunities between City Council and the public that enable citizens to let us know what the City’s priorities should be over the next four years (2017-2020).

Karen Thoreson, President of the Alliance for Innovation, a network of innovative cities and countries across the United States, will present on their research of, “The Next Big Things: The Next 20 Years in Local Government”. This highlights 44 trends that could impact communities in the next generation. Additionally, there will be presentations from Saskatoon experts offering local perspectives.

The agenda is as follows:
Monday, January 16, 2017
City Council Chambers – 222 3rd Avenue North
6:00 p.m. Karen Thoreson, President of the Alliance for Innovation
7:00 p.m. Presentation from Saskatoon Local Experts ​
8:30 p.m. Mayor & Councillor Meet & Greet (City Hall Lobby)

More information can be found here: https://www.saskatoon.ca/city-hall/mayor-city-councillors/lets-talk-2020.

Christmas Tree Composting

Every year the City provides temporary drop-off sites for natural Christmas trees from December 26 to January 31. Residents are encouraged to recycle live Christmas trees at
the following locations:
• Primrose Drive Recycling Depot (next to Lawson Civic Centre)
• Lowe Road Recycling Depot (Attridge Drive & Lowe Road)
• Wildwood Golf Course parking lot (8th Street East)
• George Ward Pool parking lot (1915 5th Street East)
• Doukhobor Cultural Society of Saskatchewan parking lot (525 Avenue I South at 17th Street))
• Meadowgreen Recycling Depot (Witney Avenue & 22nd Street)
The City will not pick up Christmas trees from back lanes, street fronts, black garbage or blue recycling carts. What you can do:
• Please drop off your trees at a drop-off site unwrapped and unbound.
• Remove all decorations, ornaments, and plastic bags before dropping off your tree.
• Sell, donate or take your artificial tree to the Landfill.

FREE Skating at the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval

Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval is open to the public. Public skating hours are Monday to Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:15
a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Admission is free, and all skating skill levels are welcome to enjoy the 400 metre outdoor oval; speed-skates are not necessary. A modern warm-up building provides change  rooms, public washrooms, and an area to lace up skates in comfort. The Oval is located on Dudley Street at Avenue R, in the Gordon Howe Complex.
The Oval is closed Fridays and for a Provincial Meet from Jan. 7 & 8 and 26 to 29, 2017. For more information, please visit www.saskatoon.ca/oval or call 306-975-3318.

City of Saskatoon Election: Vote on Wednesday, Oct 26!

Remember to have your voice heard on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Poll 802 : Greystone Heights School – 2721 Main Street.

Nominations (https://www.saskatoon.ca/city-hall/voting-elections/election-2016-nominations):

Nominations for Mayor:
Don ATCHISON (Business Man)
Charlie CLARK (Educator)
Devon HEIN (Consultant)
Kelley MOORE (Urban Planner/Business Owner)

Nominations for City Councillor — Ward 8:
Evan DRISNER  (Division Manager)
Sarina GERSHER (GIS Analyst)

Nominations forPublic School Board Trustee — Ward 8:
Robin BELLAMY (Self Employed)
Dan RICHERT (Substitute Educational Assistant)
Brad SCHIELE (Business Owner)
Suzanne ZWARYCH (Researcher and Educator)

the Greystone Heights Neighbourhood Traffic Review updates

The Greystone Heights Neighbourhood Traffic Review is complete and posted online for review.

A report outlining the review will be going to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation next Monday, April 11 for review. If approved by the committee, it will go onto City Council on April 25 for final approval.

Here’s a link to the report.

https://www.saskatoon.ca/sites/default/files/documents/20160304_greystone_heights_ntr.pdf

Here’s a link to the committee and Council meetings page. The agenda for next week’s meeting should be posted later this week.

https://www.saskatoon.ca/city-hall/city-council-boards-committees/boards-committees/minutes-and-agendas-0