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! 🙂

Growing YXE Survey

Interested in sharing your insights on what you envision the economic future of Saskatoon to be?

Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority is working to create Saskatoon’s first-ever economic growth strategy in collaboration with the City of Saskatoon and other organizations in the city, and would like to hear from you!

If interested, please fill out the following survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/growingyxe

ACA Steak Night Donors

Our March 22nd steak night is fast approaching, and the ACA Board of Directors would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the following people/businesses for their generous donations to our raffle/door prize draws:

Aligned

Black Fox Farm & Distillery

Bugsy’s Bar & Grill (Market Mall location)

Candace Schierling

Carriage House Florists

Consolidated Turf

Dakota Dunes

Dan & Roxanne Hounjet

Drift Sidewalk Cafe

Ducks Unlimited

Family Pizza (Taylor Street location)

Flaman’s

Great Western Brewing Company

Harbor Golf (Elbow)

Hearth Restaurant

Heavenly Handmade by Kendall

JT Sprinklers

KelRay Automotive

Lacy Watson Real Estate

Living Skies Studio

Montana’s

Prairieland Park Corp

Rock Creek

Sandale

Saskatoon Hilltops Football Club

Sasktel

Scott Schierling Remax Saskatoon

SIGA

Site One

Speedy Autoglass

Sports on Tap

Stumbletown Distillers

Sunset Suites (Elbow)

Taps & Towers

Tourism Saskatoon

TSL Canada Limited

For a complete list of prizes, and more info on the steak night, please visit our Facebook page!

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!