Sound Wall Update Sept 2017

2017 September Newsletter Update on the Sound Wall in Mount Royal:

 

Criminal activity has been taking place between the Sound Attenuation Wall & the trees along the barrier strip that runs from 31st Street to 29th Street.  This discovery was made one evening in June by a resident who noticed smoke behind the wall.

There are several places where “squatters” have located themselves in the trees.  There’s drug activity taking place as evidenced by syringes & needles being found.  Condoms, underwear & an infant onesie have been found.  There is graffiti.  There has been at least 1 fire.

This activity is being investigated & monitored by the following departments & organizations:

  • Saskatoon Police Service
  • Citizen Patrol (volunteer group from Mount Royal)
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Community Standards (Bylaw Inspection)
  • Mount Royal Community Association
  • Mayor Charlie Clark & Councillor Troy Davies are both aware of the situation

The graffiti on both sides of the wall has been removed.  The area has been cleaned 3 times to date. Ongoing surveillance is being carried out by Saskatoon Police Service & Citizen Patrol patrolling the area until this criminal activity is curtailed.

Work to extend the Sound Attenuation Wall south to the berm has begun.  A section of the wall (about 2 house lots wide) will be transparent for safety reasons as the pedestrian connection to the 29th Street Underpass is located in this area.

It’s important to report any & all crime to the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300

If you’re concerned about the sound wall or any other issue in Mount Royal, we encourage you to attend the Mount Royal Community Association’s AGM (annual general meeting) on Monday October 16th at 7pm (in the cafeteria at Mount Royal Collegiate).  Everyone is welcome to ask questions to our 3 guest speakers:

 

  1. Bruce the Deputy Director from SCAN (Safer Communities & Neighbourhoods Investigation Unit)
    CONCERNED WITH CRIME? The Deputy Director of SCAN will update us on crime in our area, & has suggestions on how to deal with & prevent it.
  2. Sound Walls
    HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ISSUES WITH THE SOUND WALLS? There will be a representative from Transportation & Utilities Administration (City of Saskatoon) in regards to the 2017 Sound Wall Attenuation Project. Bring your questions & concerns & have them answered!
  3. Troy Davies – City Councillor for Ward 4
    HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CITY OF SASKATOON? Troy will update us on city projects, concerns about our community & answer questions.

Any other questions, please email us at MountRoyalCommunity@gmail.com

FREE Theatre on July 5th

Everybody is invited to attend a FREE outdoor performance by SUM Theater on Wednesday July 5th.

This year’s performance is a Syrian folk tale called “The Woodcutter and the Lion“.

The artistic team is working with some of Saskatoon’s newest residents to celebrate the culture, music, dance & language of Syria. The story follows a Woodcutter who is forced by drought to travel to an island where a dangerous lion lives. A play about courage & friendship, audiences of all ages will love the music & theatricality of this dazzling show.

SUM Theater would like to have a nut free performance in Mount Royal. We ask that audience members do not bring any nuts or nut products to this performance.

  • DATE:  Wednesday July 5th
  • TIME:  7 pm
  • LOCATION:  Outdoors in Mount Royal Park (near Howard Coad School)
  • COST:  FREE

This play is family friendly & suitable for all ages.  You may bring your own blanket or chair to sit on.

Mount Royal Community Day 2017

Mount Royal Community Fun Day

Mount Royal Community Fun Day

Saturday June 10th, 2017

11am to 4:30pm

Mount Royal Park next to Howard Coad School

 

The Mount Royal Community Association is excited to host our 5th annual community fun day event with FREE entertainment for the community. This year we’ll be celebrating CANADA’S 150TH!  Please join us for birthday cake! Everybody is welcome!

Please join us for an afternoon of live entertainment, activities, food & socializing with your neighbours!

The event is free & open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend! We hope to see you on June 10th!

Balloon Funn by Warren

Live Entertainment:

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Special Guests & Displays:

Apollo Jum Disney Princess

Other Fun Stuff:

  • Inflatable bouncing castles that your kids will love to jump in!
  • Games (Giant frisbies, soccer, bean toss, bocce ball, old fashioned races, etc…)

Garage Sale:

The Mount Royal Community Association will have a garage sale table at the event to raise funds for Mount Royal community events & programs.

To donate any items, please call Larry at 306-384-3426 or 306-717-3276 & we can pick up the items at your convenience. Thank you for your donation.

Prizes:

  • Buy 50/50 & prize raffle tickets at the event for your chance to win great prizes from local businesses (gift cards & gift baskets)
  • Prizes will be drawn for at the end of the event.
  • We’d like to thank all of our prize donors for their generosity & for their support of the Mount Royal Community Association.
  • If you would like to contribute a prize to our Community Day event, please contact us by email at mountroyalcommunity@gmail.com or by phoning Nicky at 306-382-1457.

Mount Royal Comm Assoc Newsletter 2017 June - page 1 (June 10th Community Day)

Other Information:

Lunch – There will be a concession stand with BBQ hamburgers, BBQ hotdogs, pop, water & popcorn for sale.  We’ll also have birthday cake to celebrate Canada’s 150th!

Drop-Off – We will have a designated area on the street next to Mount Royal Park where vehicles may drop off people at the closest entrance to the event.  This will hopefully make it easier for people with limited mobility or with children to attend the event & not have to walk so far. There will be no parking along this small part of the street as it will be reserved as a drop-off & loading zone.  This drop-off zone will be located on Avenue T North in between Howard Coad School & the Mount Royal Park (close to the intersection of Avenue T North & Rylston Road)

Parking – There is lots of free parking available on all the streets surrounding Mount Royal Park.

On-site – There will be tables & chairs to sit at while enjoying the entertainment, plus we have large tents *just in case* it rains or is really hot.  (It’s hard to predict the weather in Saskatchewan!).  There are washrooms available in the school.

Volunteers:

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer at this event. Whether you can volunteer for 1 hour or 4 hours, we’d love to have your help. Some of the areas we could use your assistance are:

  • Tables & chairs – help set up prior to the event (start 9:30am), help take down after the event
  • Tents – help set up prior to the event (starting at 8am), help take down after the event
  • Decorating – help hang up balloons & posters at event
  • Barbecuing hamburgers & helping with lunch
  • Activities – helping supervise an activity such as kid’s games, etc…..

Please let us know what times you are available & if you have any preference for the type of volunteering you’d like to do. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Thank you! We appreciate your help! Please contact us by email or phone at:

Email:  mountroyalcommunity@gmail.com

Phone:  Nicky at 306-382-1457

 

Mount Royal Newsletter 2017 June

Happy Spring Everyone !

The June 2017 issue of the Mount Royal Community Association newsletter is ready to download.  A printed copy will be delivered to over 1700 homes & businesses in Mount Royal in the next few days.

Mount Royal Community Association Newsletter 2017 June – ALL Pages (pdf file, download here)

Everyone is invited to attend our Community Fun Day on Saturday June 10th!  For the first time, we’re excited to have a petting zoo & pony rides!  Plus entertainment, BBQ, prize raffles, special guests & other fun stuff!  Hope you’ll join us & help celebrate Canada’s 150th!

 

Mount Royal Comm Assoc Newsletter 2017 June - page 1 (June 10th Community Day)

Mount Royal Comm Assoc Newsletter 2017 June - page 2 (SUM Theatre)

Mount Royal Comm Assoc Newsletter 2017 June - page 3 (police)

Mount Royal Comm Assoc Newsletter 2017 June - page 4

Mount Royal Comm Assoc Newsletter 2017 June - page 5

Mount Royal Comm Assoc Newsletter 2017 June - page 6

Mount Royal Comm Assoc Newsletter 2017 June - page 7

Mount Royal Comm Assoc Newsletter 2017 June - page 8 (garden, compost)

 

Community Clean Up

Hi everybody, we need your help.  Our annual community clean up day coming up on:

Saturday May 6th

10am to 2pm

Mount Royal Collegiate parking lot (on Avenue W N)

We need hands & trucks!  Please consider volunteering.  Any help (even for one hour) would be greatly appreciated!

We would like to remind everyone that this is not about cleaning up people’s backyard, but simply making our streets & back alleys clear, safe, & free of polluting garbage.

For more information please contact us at mountroyalcommunity@gmail.com or at https://www.facebook.com/mrca.saskatoon/

Bellydance Class

Bellydance

– Learn how to shake & shimmy with ladies of all ages in this relaxing class taught by Gina.  Students will also learn some moves using a veil.

Monday nights from 7pm to 8pm at Howard Coad school gym (.  Tuition is $35 for 6 classes.

Classes will be held on the following dates:

  • April 3
  • April 10
  • April 24
  • May 1
  • May 8
  • May 15

To Register:
– in person registration night Tuesday March 28th (7pm to 8:15pm at Howard Coad School)
– email MountRoyalCommunity@gmail.com
– or phone Larry at 306-384-3426

This program is offered through the Mount Royal Community Association. Everyone is welcome to register, no membership is required.

All updates & changes in classes will always be posted at: http://MountRoyal.info/classes/

Aurora Lights & Night Sky Photography Class by Colin Chatfield

 

Aurora Lights & Night Sky Photography Class by Colin Chatfield

 

Wednesdays 7pm to 8pm

April & May 2017

$40

 

Are you a “night owl”?  Join photographer Colin Chatfield to learn about photographing the Aurora Lights, stars, moon & the Milky Way.

Colin will share his passion for photographing the night sky, composition tips, camera equipment suggestions, etc…  You will also learn tips on how to do “light painting” using glo-sticks or a flashlight.

Colin’s photos have been featured on the news & his photo was selected to be in the 2016 SGI calendar.

Location:  Mount Royal Collegiate, Saskatoon (2220 Rusholme Road) – in the Cultural Center room (round room located in corner of the school closest to intersection of Avenue W North & Rylston Road)

Space is limited.  To Register:
– in person registration night Tuesday March 14th — 7pm to 8:15pm at Howard Coad School
– in person registration night Tuesday March 28th — 7pm to 8:15pm at Howard Coad School
– email MountRoyalCommunity@gmail.com
– or phone Larry at 306-384-3426

Any changes or cancellations to programs will be posted at http://mountroyal.info/classes/

This program is offered through the Mount Royal Community Association. Everyone is welcome to register, no membership is required.

Programs do not run on statutory holidays or school breaks.  Classes will be held on the following dates:

  • April 05
  • April 26
  • May 03
  • May 10
  • May 17
  • May 24
  • May 31