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More about the Exhibition Local Area Plan

The City of Saskatoon’s Local Area Planning team is excited to announce the first LAP meeting for the Exhibition Area:
Wednesday, January 23rd
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Christian School – Gymnasium (2228 Herman Avenue)
Treats and refreshments provided
Everyone is welcome!

The meeting will include more information about the benefits of LAPs and will begin discussions on what local stakeholders hope to achieve through the LAP process.

Local Area Planning is a community-based approach to developing comprehensive neighbourhood plans that enable residents, business owners, property owners, community groups, and other stakeholders to have direct input into the future of their neighbourhood.

Once completed, a LAP establishes the vision and goals to guide the growth and development of a neighbourhood.  It also identifies specific recommendations for improvements within a neighbourhood.

The study area boundary for the Exhibition LAP is Taylor Street to the North, Broadway Avenue to the East, Ruth Street (East of Lorne Avenue) and Circle Drive (West of Lorne Avenue) to the South, and the riverbank to the West (see attached study area map).

For further information on the LAP please visit saskatoon.ca/LAP as we will post regular updates on the project at this web page.

If you have any questions about the LAP, the LAP Process, or this meeting, please contact : Keith Folkersen, Senior Planner
Neighbourhood Planning Section
City of Saskatoon
Phone: 306-986-1690
E-mail: keith.folkersen@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.