Willowgrove Neighbourhood Traffic Review Update

On Wednesday November 23rd, the city held a public traffic review meeting for Willowgrove at the Sasktel Soccer centre. Below is a list of 20 traffic concerns raised by community members.

Willowgrove Traffic Concerns Nov 23, 2016

The city has asked for additional input from community members with a deadline of December 23rd. If you are a residents of Willowgrove, you are invited to forward any concerns you may have regarding traffic issues to the Willowgrove University Heights Community Association (WUHCA) traffic cooordinator at traffic.coordinator@wuhca.ca or the City of Saskatoon, Transportation Division at justine.marcoux@saskatoon.ca. You can also leave your concerns on the online forum at: http://shapingsaskatoon.ca/discussions/willowgrove-neighbourhood-traffic-review

Important: At the bottom right of the above link (after the meeting minutes and other attachements), there is a blue VIEW TOPIC button. To leave your comments and input you must push this view topic button.

Thank you for engaging and making our traffic concerns heard.


Sept 7: WUHCA Annual General Meeting and Fall Registration Night

Join us September 7th, 2016 for 7pm at Willowgrove school. Our AGM will run first, with registration to follow. We need community members to attend the AGM as part of the rules for a non-profit organization. Also, we will need to fill positions for our executive board before we can start registration. Please consider volunteering, as our programming is not possible without our community coordinators.

The positions that we are looking to fill include:
Vice President,
Social Coordinator,
Soccer Coordinators for U6, U8 and U10,
Youth / Adult Programming Coordinator,
Assistant Treasurer,
Program Coordinator Assistant (booking),
Membership Coordinator,
Traffic Coordinator,
On-line registration Coordinator,
Ecole Mother Theressa Liasion, Centennial High School Liaison and St. Josephs High School Liaison.

In order for all our programs to run, we need volunteers to keep our community association programs and event going. At the AGM, the positions will be listed along with the duties that position requires. The community association meets one evening each month from September till June to discuss community events and programs. Without our volunteers, our programs would not be possible so we encourage you to help out where you can and be a part of our association. It is a great way to meet new friends and to be the first to know what is happening in our community. Sign up at our AGM and you can be the first in line to register in your program, this is just one of the perks of being part of the board. We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

WUHCA Financial Statements can be found here.WUHCA Financial Statements June 2016

Our program information can be found in the leisure guide on page 61 and is subject to change.


Boil Water Advisory in Effect includes Willowgrove and University Heights

This is a message from the City of Saskatoon’s mass notification system, notifynow

(See the Willowgrove University Heights Community Association facebook page for more details and current updates)

Please be advised that neighborhoods located east of Central Avenue and north of College Drive are under a Drinking Water Advisory until further notice. An issue with the water distribution system occurred Monday morning that caused a portion of the system to de-pressurize. Please boil your water prior to drinking or ingesting, which includes brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, washing hands, and making ice.

Once all laboratory tests are complete, you will receive another notice indicating the Drinking Water Advisory is lifted and the water is safe to drink.

Water Outage service alerts will be issued with regular updates at saskatoon.ca/service-alerts or follow @YXEServiceAlert on Twitter. For more information, visit https://www.saskatoon.ca/services-residents/power-water/water-wastewater/drinking-water or call our customer service centre at 306-975-2476.

Thank you for your patience.


News Release

Land Development Project Affects Water Supply in City’s Northeast

For immediate release: June 27, 2016


Public Works and Saskatoon Water have been dealing with an urgent situation in the city’s northeast.

A contractor working on a private land development punctured a 42” Primary Water Main which resulted in significant depressurization in the neighbourhoods on the east side of the river, north of College Drive and east of Central Ave.

West side neighbourhoods are not affected.

The break was isolated at 1:15 p.m. and water service and pressure is currently returning to normal. In the meantime, and as safeguard, a Drinking Water Advisory is in effect for the above mentioned areas.

Right now, City staff are checking the system and conducting water quality tests. In addition, Saskatoon Water is performing computer modelling to determine the extent of the area affected.

NotifyNow will be used to advise affected customers and citizens of the DWA and where to find further information.

Water Outage service alerts will be issued as more information becomes available. Visitsaskatoon.ca/service-alerts and follow @YXEServiceAlert on Twitter.


For more City of Saskatoon news, program information, Service Alerts, Traffic Detours, and links to our social media channels, please visit saskatoon.ca.

Annual WUHCA Community Garage Sale May 12, 13, & 14

Annual WUHCA Community Garage Sale May 12, 13 & 14

Are you ready for another fun and successful garage sale?
All that spring cleaning has got us thinking it’s time!
Our annual community garage sale will be May 12, 13, & 14 from 9am to 5pm (these are just a guide for buyers, you are free to set up when works for your family).

We will advertise our WUHCA community garage sale for everyone’s benefit through our WUHCA website directory, magnetic signs in the community, and on Kijiji. WUHCA members are welcome to register for the sale by contacting newsletter@wuhca.ca. Your address will be added to our directory & pdf map listed on our website for no additional charge. Don’t have a membership? We can fix that. Contact membership.coordinator@wuhca.ca to get one for $15. After the sale, there is an option to have community living come through our community and pick up on their next run.

Keep up to date with all of our events at Willowgrove University Heights Community Association Facebook page. Happy organizing!

Earth Day Clean Up-April 22, 2016

WUHCA will be hosting an Earth Day Clean Up on Friday Aprill 22 from 10am-2pm. Home base will be in the Willowgrove Square. We will have supplies to get you started, and a collection spot for all the trash.

How can you participate? Easy: grab a plastic bag and start filling it with those loose pieces of trash that have escaped the recycling bins over the winter.  Come see us in the square to drop off what you’ve collected or dispose of the trash in your own city garbage bin.

Thanks to the schools for letting us put all the collected trash in their dumpsters when we are done, and to Willowgrove Moms for enthusiastically supporting this event. Spring IS on its way. Let’s clean up so we can enjoy our neighbourhood this summer.