URGENT: Ballet instructor needed

**UPDATE**: we have found an instructor. Thank you!

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!

We are looking for a ballet instructor for our Spring ballet session ASAP!

Emily has unfortunately had to cancel her Spring contract with us this morning due to conflicts with her school schedule.

If we don’t find someone in the next 24 hours we will have to cancel the Spring ballet class. The class is for 3-5 year olds on Wednesdays from 6-645 from May 1 – June 5.

Please contact Angela at [email protected] asap if you are able to teach this class.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates on this class

Spring Program Registration Night

Spring has sprung (finally!) and the ACA is happy to celebrate by bringing you some of our popular programs for a 6 week Spring session!

Registration night will be on Thursday, April 18th from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Library at John Lake School.

Please bring cash or cheque for payment. Payment is due upon registration. We accept membership from other community associations. If you do not have a membership from Avalon or another community, you will be required to purchase one for $10.

Late registration is $10 so be sure to attend registration night!  Please note: there is a class minimum so a class does not meet the minimum requirements, that class will not run for this session.

Classes offered this session are:
-Boot Camp (adults), Tuesdays 8 pm, $50, April 30 – June 4

-Ballet (3-5 years), Wednesdays 6-645 pm, $35, May 1 – June 5

-Breakdance (5-9 years), Thursdays 6-645 pm, $35, May 2-June 13 (no class May 23)

-Crafts for Kids (5-9 years), Wednesdays 6 – 7 pm, $30, May 1 – June 5

-Yoga (adults), Wednesdays 7-8 pm, $40, May 1 – June 5

If you have questions, please email our Director of Programs, Angela, at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you on the 18th! 🙂

John Lake Rink Steak Night Fundraiser

It’s that time again, folks!!🙂

The ACA is hosting our 2nd annual Steak Night Fundraiser for the Rink at John Lake Park on Friday, March 22, 2019. This event will once again be held at Sports On Tap (2606 Lorne Avenue). Cocktails are at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. In addition to an excellent meal, there will be a 50/50 draw, silent auction, raffles and door prizes to enter to win some great prizes!

Tickets are $20 for this 19+ only event and can be purchased by sending a message through our Facebook page, contacting Chad at (306) 260-8345 or Angela at (306) 220-5377. Tickets can also be purchased from any ACA board member.

We would also appreciate any and all donations to our silent auction, raffle and door prizes. Please contact us if you have anything to donate. You &/or your business will be advertised on our Facebook page and on the tables at the event.

This event sold out last year so get your tickets early! All proceeds from the event go directly back into maintaining and upgrading the Rink!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Winter Programs Update

The ACA 2019 Newsletter will be arriving in Avalon residents’ mailboxes this weekend. At this time, we would like to draw attention to specific program discrepancies between the City of Saskatoon Leisure Guide and what we are running. Please note, the newsletter and website lists are correct. The following list only lists discrepancies. Everything else listed in Leisure Guide (program, time, dates, etc.) is correct, if not mentioned here:

-Boot Camp is on Mondays only from 730-830 pm
-Biggest Loser Boot Camp is on Mondays and Thursdays (participants must attend both classes) from 830-930 pm
-Masterchef is offered on Mondays only at Tommy Douglas Collegiate
-Hip Hop with Stefaun will not be offered this session.
-Breakdance will not be offered this session.
-Karate is on Wednesdays from 715-8 pm.
-Advanced Tae Kwon Do is on Thursdays from 7-8 pm.
-Crafts for Kids is on Thursdays from 630-730 pm.
-Tiny Tots Ballet A & B and Hip Hop with Emily will be held on Wednesdays at John Lake School.

If there are any further questions or concerns, please email our Director of Programs at [email protected]

Again, please refer to our website for all program information.

The Leisure Guide deadline is in October. Many changes within the school schedule and bookings has occurred since then. Additionally, our instructors have had changes to their schedules that we have had to accommodate. We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing everyone at registration night on January 7. 🙂

Kindergarten Open House & Registration!

It’s time for Kindergarten! 😀

Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before January 31, 2020 are invited to Kindergarten Open House & Registration at the 2 schools in the Avalon community.

If you are unable to attend, it is strongly encouraged you contact the school offices to register your child. Early registration ensures you get the time that suits your family the best.
Children are welcome to attend open house.

Open house at John Lake School – 2606 Broadway Avenue (public) – is on January 17 @ 6:30 pm.

Open house at Georges Vanier Fine Arts School – 820 Wilson Crescent (Catholic) – is on January 29 from 12 – 1 pm.

If you have any further questions, please contact the schools directly:
(306)683-7300 (JLS)
(306)659-7220 (GVS)

Avalon Community Rink is Now Open!

Grab your skates and head on out, because skating season is here!

Public skating is scheduled, unless the temperature is above 0 or below -25 with the windchill:

Mondays & Wednesdays: 6-8 pm

Sundays: 1-3 pm

The boot room will be open during these times so there is a warm place to put on your skates. Have a new or beginner skater in your family? No problem! During public skate times skate aids are available.

Please be respectful of other skaters and the ice! The ACA assumes no responsibility/liability for lost items, accidents or other incidents that occur on the rink.

Volunteers are needed to assist with supervising the public skating.  Please email [email protected] if you are able to help out so we can continue to keep the boot room open. And we always appreciate it if everyone can assist with shoveling the rink of snow and ice to keep the rink clean: when a couple people shovel it goes quickly.

Looking forward to seeing you all out on the ice!

2nd Annual Avalon Skate & Slide

The Avalon Community Association will be hosting their second annual skate and slide on Sunday, December 9. Come on by the John Lake Park & Rink between 1 and 4:30pm to enjoy an afternoon of skating and sledding with your neighbours as well as your community association members.

There will be TimBits, hot chocolate and coffee to keep you warm and energized! The boot room will be open for warming up and changing into your skates, and skate aids will be available to help the littlest ones on the ice.

Our sponsors again this year are Smitty’s (Market Mall location), who are providing the beverages, and the ACA’s very own Scott Schierling (ReMax Saskatoon), who is donating TimBits.

This is a weather-permitting event, so be sure to check out our Facebook page on the day of the event in case of cancellation.

2018 Annual General Meeting

The Avalon Community Association will be hosting their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the new Fire Hall #3 at 2613 Clarence Avenue.
We will be starting the meeting with special guests: Councillor Mairin Loewen, our representative for Ward 7 on City Council; Patrick Skinnider from the Saskatoon Police Service and Dori Krahn from the Saskatoon Fire Department. They will be giving short presentations from their respective departments and answering any questions citizens may have.
The meeting will continue with members voting on changes to our governing document, our Bylaws/ Policies & Procedures manual.
Following this we will be holding our annual elections for new positions. We are still looking to fill positions for: Vice-President, Director of Programs and Director of Events. If you aren’t sure if you are wanting to commit to one of these positions, but want to be involved, we are always looking for Directors-At-Large. If you have any questions about becoming a board member, please contact [email protected]
We will end the night with our regular October meeting.
All citizens are welcome to attend the meeting, however, only those holding ACA memberships are permitted to vote. Memberships will be available to purchase. They are $10, valid for one year and good city-wide.
Coffee and snacks will be served at the meeting.
This is a great opportunity to meet your board members and neighbors, have a say in your community association and hear what is happening in your community from leaders in the city!
If you have any questions about the meeting, please send us a message on Facebook or email [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you all on October 24 at the brand new Fire Hall #3!

Fall 2018 Program Registration

Fall 2018 Program Registration Night will be held on September 5, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the John Lake School gymnasium. Please keep in mind the following when registering:
*all ACA memberships have expired, a $10 individual/family membership will be required to register for all programs. This is valid for one year and good city wide.
*If you have a valid membership with another Saskatoon Community Association, please bring proof with you to registration night or you will be required to purchase one from the ACA.
*programs are on a first come-first serve basis, please come early in order to receive the spot in the class(es) you desire
*late registrations will be subject to a $10 fee
*payment is due at time of registration. We accept cash or cheque.
*The ACA is part of the Cash-As-A-Barrier program. For those individuals/families who wish to participate in our programs but are facing financial difficulties, at the discretion of the Director of Programs, the ACA may cover the program costs for ONE family member. The membership fee is the responsibility of the individual at time of registration. Please see Angela at registration night or email ahead of time to discuss this program. All inquires are kept confidential.
*Some programs require additional materials. These are at the expense of the participant.
*No refunds will be given for programs after the first week of classes.
*If you are unable to attend registration night, please contact the Director of Programs at [email protected] to discuss alternate arrangements.
*Program information, instructor bios and class descriptions will be posted on the website soon.
*If you have any other questions regarding registration or programs, please contact Angela at [email protected]
Be sure to enter the draw at registration night and receive your program registration fee for free!
We look forward to seeing everyone on September 5!