Annual avaLAWN afFAIR


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  With the resignation of our Event Coordinator, we will not be able to continue offering our annual avaLAWN afFAIR unless a new volunteer is found for this role.  Please contact us at avalonca@gmail.com if you're interested in filling this role.


City-Wide Curbside Swap



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Have clean, usable stuff to give away? Want free stuff? Plan your own Curbside Swap or participate in the city-wide Swap on September 9, 2017!

The Saskatoon Curbside Swap program is a series of community-organized events where residents place unwanted items in good condition – clearly marked FREE - on their curbs for anyone to pick up. At the end of the Swap day, residents return unclaimed items to their home along with their newfound treasures.

Giving used items a new home keeps them out of our landfill and swapping helps to build a sense of community. It’s a fun and environmentally friendly way to get rid of unwanted (but usable) items and to find free stuff!

To get started with organizing a community-wide swap, contact your Community Association. To help swap organizers promote their events, the City provides downloadable promotional postcards, posters and ‘free stuff’ signs. Promote your event and share your information with your friends on the 2017 Curbside Swap Facebook Event page at Saskatoon City News.  

For more information, guidelines, and to download promotional materials to help with planning your own Swap, visit saskatoon.ca/curbsideswap or call 306-975-2487.


Please remember to obey all traffic laws and to watch for children. If you are posting signs, please take note of The Temporary Sign Bylaw - Bylaw No. 7491.


garbage collection


To help residents manage their household waste, recycling is collected every two weeks and garbage is collected weekly or every two weeks, depending on the time of year. 


 



Current news and events



Eastview Seniors' Neighbour hub club


One of our fellow community associations runs a monthly Hub Club.  What is the Hub Club?  It is a free, drop-in program that is run monthly from September to April, usually on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of the month.  It is open to all independently-living seniors, city-wide.  Each meeting consists of a presentatation on a topic of interest to the older adult, socializing (usually with a game included), and refreshments.  


The Hub Club was run as a pilot project last year by the Saskatoon Council on Aging with assistance from the Eastview Community Association volunteers.  Being that it was successful, the Eastview Community Association has taken it on for 2016-2017 with mentorship from the Saskatoon Council on Aging.  This is a great initiative that the Avalon Community Association is delighted to support.   See the flyer for more details!



Skate & Slide


Mark your calendars!  Weather permitting, join us for a fun afternoon of FREE skate and slide on Sunday, December 10, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:000 p.m. at our community rink at John Lake School.  Come our and enjoy the fun for all ages!


Fall 2017 Newsletter


The fall 2017 newsletter will be arriving on doorsteps between August 10-12.  Keep your eyes open for all our Fall 2017 programming information and more!  A copy of the flyer can also be viewed by clicking on the link below.




Construction at Clarence Avenue & Wilson Crescent


The Clarence Avenue improvements are getting underway.


A second northbound lane will be added on Clarence Avenue between Glasgow Street and Wilson Crescent.  Construction starts on Tuesday, August 8, and will last approximately four (4) weeks.  The additional lane will result in improved safety, as well as reduced delays and smoother traffic flow.  The need for an additional lane was identified during the Neighbourhood Traffic Review  process wherein the City of Saskatoon works with communities to identify and address local traffic concerns.


What you can expect from the City of Saskatoon:


  • The work will take place in phases to reduce traffic impacts; detour signage will be in place for each phase to direct road users.
  • Two-way traffic is expected to be maintained for the entirety of the project; however, road users can expect lane and turning restrictions.
  • SIdewalks will be largely unaffected though a few short-term restrictions may be required while affiliated curb and median work is underway.
  • Saskatoon Transit will detour around the work area as needed.


What the City of Saskatoon can expect from you: