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Community Babysitter Registry

Attention QEXCA Babysitters!
We’re compiling a babysitter list for the next issue of our newsletter. If you’d like to be included in the list, please, email qexca.saskatoon@gmail.com>/u<, and provide us with the following info:
Your name,
Your age as of August 2018,
Your phone number and
Whether or not you’ve completed the babysitter’s training course through the Canadian Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance or the Saskatchewan Safety Council.

#BusStopBluesYXE

Saskatoon Transit is improving bus stops and they want your input!
If your bus stop has the blues, nominate it for a refresh by posting a photo and its location on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #BusStopBluesYXE
Not on social media? No problem! Call Transit Customer Service at 306-975-3100 or visit the downtown terminal to nominate!
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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) A Message from the Project Team

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Broadway and Downtown engagement events November 6th and 8th.  We really appreciated your feedback and the opportunity to talk to you.  We are holding a number of public events over the next few weeks and look forward to having more great discussions about Bus Rapid Transit in Saskatoon.

We are holding engagement events around the city over the next couple of weeks. We will have information on potential routing on-site, as well as knowledgeable staff members to answer any questions you may have. You will also have the opportunity to let us know what route options work best for you. For the most up-to-date listing please visit saskatoon.ca/engage as dates or locations may be subject to change.

November 16        Midtown Plaza                              10:00 a.m.       2:00 p.m.

November 20        Place Riel (North Concourse)      10:00 a.m.       4:00 p.m.

November 20        1st Avenue (Bus)                            10:00 a.m.       2:00 p.m.

November 21        Lawson Mall                                     10:00 a.m.       2:00 p.m.

November 22        The Centre Mall                               10:00 a.m.       2:00 p.m.

November 26        Stonebridge Bus Terminal          11:00 a.m.       1:00 p.m.

November 28        Market Mall                                       10:00 a.m.       2:00 p.m.

November 28        Market Mall Transit Terminal    10:00 a.m.       2:00 p.m.

November 29        Downtown Transit Terminal      10:00 a.m.       4:00 p.m.

December 4          3rd Avenue (Bus)                             10:00 a.m.       2:00 p.m.

December 4          Alice Turner Library                         3:00 p.m.         7:00 p.m.

December 5          Broadway Avenue (Bus)               10:00 a.m.       2:00 p.m.

More information and updates on engagement opportunities will be added to the engagement website as it becomes available at saskatoon.ca/engage/transit-plan.

If you have any questions about BRT, or would like to participate in future engagement activities, please contact BRT@saskatoon.ca. If you have any questions about the Plan for Growth in general, please contact the Growth Plan Implementation Team at growth@saskatoon.ca.

Got Time? We can use your help!

The QEXCA offers residents a chance to join together, plan and provide programs and events, and get to know your neighbours. Take part in your Community Association and help make your community an even better place to live!

There are many ways you can volunteer:

  • flood /shovel an outdoor rink
  • help edit the newsletter or website
  • act as liaison with churches
  • help develop partnerships with local businesses
  • coordinate indoor programs
  • provide leadership as a Board member

Community Association volunteers make friends, share their knowledge and expertise, get exercise or build their resume with positive work experience.

Contact us at qexca.saskatoon@gmail.com to find out how you can take action and improve life in your community!

At this year’s AGM, the positions of President,  Vice President, Secretary and up to ten Directors-at-Large are open for nominations.

We are looking for School Liaisons.  These are not Director positions and are not required to attend Board meetings.  Each School Liaison is responsible to maintain communication between the QEXCA and the administration (and often the School Community Council) of one of five schools in the Community and report, at least quarterly, to the Community Relations Coordinator.
There are three (3) vacancies:

  1. École canadienne-française, Pavillon Monique Rousseau – Ideally, this person will be fluently bilingual, French and English, and able to translate QEXCA documents for the Francophone community.
  2. Frances Cree Bilingual School – Ideally, this person will be of aboriginal ancestry.
  3. Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute – Ideally, this person will have some experience working with teens.

Exhibition Local Area Plan (Update)

The City of Saskatoon is beginning work on the Exhibition Local Area Plan (LAP) and we want you to be involved!

LAPs are community engagement projects that result in local neighbourhood improvements.  We began in the Fall by asking Exhibition residents to share photos of their favourite places in the neighbourhood.  In December, we’ll be conducting an online survey to get your help in identifying local issues.

To submit a photo of your favourite place in Exhibition or to participate in the online survey, go to saskatoon.ca/LAP or saskatoon.ca/engage

Watch for flyers announcing our first Exhibition LAP meeting that will happen in early-2019, where we will provide more information about the LAP process and begin identifying the topics that local stakeholders want to discuss.

For more information or to be added to our e-mail list, please contact:
Keith Folkersen, Senior Planner
Neighbourhood Planning Section
City of Saskatoon
Phone: 306-986-1690
E-mail: keith.folkersen@saskatoon.ca

City cautions residents about Saskatoon Light & Power phone scam

The City of Saskatoon is cautioning customers about a new telephone scam. Customers are receiving calls where the caller claims to represent Saskatoon Light & Power. The caller’s specific request is unclear.

The City of Saskatoon is reminding customers that credit card or bank account information is never collected over the telephone. The City of Saskatoon will send in the mail notices regarding outstanding utility account balances, and use an automated dialer to remind customers to contact Corporate Revenue before utility services are impacted.

All Saskatoon Light & Power staff wear identifiable uniform indicating they work for the utility and can also provide identification if requested.

Customers are asked to report suspicious calls by contacting Corporate Revenue at 306-975-2400, report online to Saskatoon Police Service, or contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Saskatoon Light & Power customers can continue to call 306-975-2414.

Looking to grow a garden?

There are two Community Gardens in the QEXCA Community: Queen Elizabeth School and Aden Bowman Collegiate!
A community garden provides neighbourhood residents and families with the opportunity to become engaged in a healthy recreation activity while growing nutritious food, meeting neighbours, learning about the growing cycle and beautifying open space.