Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Annual Meeting, October 7, 2014

At the Annual Meeting of the Meadowgreen Community Association, community members listened to Danielle Chartier, MLA Riversdale, explain her role as a Member of the Legislative Assembly.  She also talked about her role at the critic for the Health portfolio, Seniors portfolio and the Status of Women.  Danielle also gave us an overview of the work that she does on behalf of Riversdale constituents.  Her energy and enthusiasm for the work she does and the long hours was noted.  Danielle encouraged people to contact her office if there are concerns that she might help address.  She also noted that most of her work helping constituents is done behind the scenes and going to the media is a last resort and only if people consent.
As well Marina Melchiorre, Transportation Infrastructure Engineer with the City of Saskatoon was present.  She wanted to hear from residents about their issues and use of the 18th Street/Circle Drive pedestrian underpass.  If you have anything you wish her to address, she is working on a report for City Council on the underpass, please contact her at the City.  Many other traffic issues were brought up and Marina encouraged us to use the City's website under Traffic and file a report so that our concerns are addressed.
Other community issues brought up were the strip mall on 18th and Ave W and snow removal.
The executive reported on a number of events and programs: soccer, rink, community clean-up, community fair etc.  The executive was acclaimed with one additional person volunteering from the floor.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Meadowgreen 31st AGM, Oct. 7, 2014

On Tuesday, Oct. 7th Meadowgreen community members are encouraged to attend the meeting as  RiversdaleMLA, Danielle Chartier will be in attendance to speak and answer questions.  Another issue that will be discussed is the pedestrian tunnel (Under Circle Drive) at the end of 18th Street.  Any community members who have any experience with the tunnel are encouraged to attend and give their first-hand experiences to the City Engineer in attendance at the meeting.

The Community Association will present overview its operation for the past year and hold election for the coming year. For more information, contact Pat at  306 382-6514.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Meadowgreen Bottle Drive - Sept. 15 - Sept. 22nd, 2013

Meadowgreen Community Association will be hosting a bottle drive on Sunday, Sept. 15 running thru Sunday, Sept. 22nd.  Please donate your recyclable bottle to help the Community Association run its programs in the community from the rink in the winter, community clean-up, Community Fair and Community Garage Sale.

We could use your help with canvassing the neighborhood whether it is helping out the children or driving your vehicle to collect bottles.  If you are available either Sundays, please contact Pat at 382-6514.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Meadowgreen Fair enjoys Fabulous Weather

The Meadowgreen Fair was fantastic!  The event was blessed with fabulous weather and it was a perfect day for a barbeque. Over 700 people attended the fair and they enjoyed great entertainment including the W.P. Bate School Jiggers, Hula Hoopster, Beeper the Clown and the Saskatoon Juggling Club.
A big attraction was the Western Development's Caliope that provided music for the crowd to enjoy. The Caliope, a steam organ, is only one of two in Canada.  It originates from the late 1800's to the early 1930s when steam organs were common place.
There were a lot of informational displays that people could view as well including Aids Saskatoon, The Society for the Prevention of Handicaps, The Community Health Nurse, The Immigrant Women of Saskatoon, Saskatoon Crime Free Housing, and other vendors.
The Saskatoon Police Department were also in attendance and people could view their cruiser.
There were lots of children sporting face paint done by the talented SCYAP artists.  Beeper the Clown did an amazing job with balloon animals and many children enjoyed the Art Caravan provided by the Mendel Art Gallery.
The Meadowgreen Community Association would like to thank all the volunteers for their help!  Special acknowledgement goes to the Meadowgreen House of all Nations for their awesome work barbequing and the donation of meat and Saskatchewan Lotteries for the Community Grant which helps support the event!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Meadowgreen Clean-up!

Meadowgreen is green and clean! Let's all do our part!  The Meadowgreen community clean-up was to take place on April 21st as part of the Earth Day Celebrations but it seems that the weather has other ideas with still three feet of snow along the roads and puddles everywhere you look.

As the snow melts and your road dries out we hope you will join your neighbors and friends and clean-up your part of Meadowgreen.  See you all soon making Meadowgreen green and clean!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Rink and everything else that hasn't been said

What has been going on?  The rink is up and going after much concern and discussion on the part of the Board of Directors.  A big thank you goes out to Bryan Austin and the youth that are involved from Eagle Nest.  Thank you!!!

The rink shack is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m.  This time is reserved primary for public skating - which means that skaters have first priority.  If there are no skaters - shinny can take place.

Public Skating is canceled if the weather is -31 or colder or if the temperature and wind chill make the temperature colder than - 31.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

MCA Meeting, October 16, 2012

The MCA Executive for 2012 - 2013 met on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 to discuss the upcoming year.  The Executive will continue to meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and community members are welcome to come and listen, join or voice their community concerns.  The schedule is the following: Nov. 13; Dec. 11; Jan. 15; Feb. 12; March 19; April 16; May 14; June 11; Sept. 3; Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 is the Annual General Meeting.  If you would like more information, please contact Pat at 382-6514 or any Executive member.

The following events are planned for the upcoming year:  Meadowgreen Clean-up - April 21; Meadowgreen Fair and BBQ - May 28 and Meadowgreen Garage Sale - June 1. A rink fundraiser will be planned for Sept. 14th to the 22nd, 2013.

Outdoor Soccer Registration for children 3 to 10 years old will take place in February - likely Feb. 26th and, yes, we know you aren't thinking about spring activities yet - but that is the likely timeframe to get teams in place.

The following positions are vacant on the Community Association: Vice-President; Newsletter Editor; Newsletter Distribution; Rink Coordinator and Newsletter Distribution.  If you would like to get involved and have some time to help out your community please call Pat at 382-6514 or any Executive member.