Summer 2010 Newsletter - What's Up Downtown by gjjur4356


									                                                                                                                                                   Summer Issue

                                           Julie Penner, Summer Student Extraordinaire
                                                  ~Personal Reflections~

                                                                                                                                                                         What’s Up Downtown
                                                                        May-August I will be PADIDA’s Downtown Student Ambassador. I love
                                                       This summer from May

                                           spending time in Prince Albert’s downtown whether it is walking by the river, spending time in

                                           Memorial Square, or visiting the variety of shops in the area. In the past I have had the chance to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This Issue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Downtown Summit P.1
                                           volunteer with many organizations in different downtown centers. I volunteered for three months at a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Street Fair 2010 P.2
  Garbage and                                   in
                                           drop-in center in San Francisco, and spent time dealing with urban issues in Thailand and Vietnam for
  Cleanup                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cinema For Change P.3
  Pitch in day this year was a                                               week-long trips to Canadian cities such as Winnipeg, Calgary, and
                                           one month each. I have also taken week                   dian                                           Little Stan’s                                                                                      Farmers Market / Summer On the Square
  success, but it does not end
                                           Vancouver cleaning up the streets and helping at soup kitchens, drop in centers, and food banks. I
                                                                                                                                                   Big Dogs                                                                                                    Summer Student Introduction P.4
  there. As the Downtown

  Improvement, we continue to
                                           have always had a love for city centers, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to work towards        After a winters break, Stan

  take pride in our area by                                                                                                                        returns to the Central Park
                                           improving Prince Albert’s downtown area.                                                                                                         Julie Penner, Summer Student
  keeping it clean and free                                                                                                                                         o
                                                                                                                                                   Bistro location to sell a wide

  from litter. Take a moment                                                                                                                       variety of hot dogs for another                Summit
                                                                                                                                                                                         Downtown Summ 2010
  each morning to see what                                                                                                                         season. The new and
                                                                                                                                                                                         On May 19, 2010, at the Indian/Métis                Throughout the course of the day, the
  you can do to improve your                                                                                                                       longingly awaited addition of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Friendship Center, the BID was able to hold a       attendees broke into seven round table
  location!                                                                                                                                        hamburgers has finally been
                                                                                                                                                                                         Summit in reaction to the issues that the           groups, each with a specific topic of
                                                                                                                                                   added to his menu. So if you
                                                                                                                                                                                         business     and   residential    population   of   discussion. Those topics include:
                                                                                                                                                   are in the mood for a quick
What’s Up Downtown Summer Issue                                                                                                                                                          downtown face. With forty five in attendance,
Month Year                                                                                                                                         and satisfying lunch, see Stan!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Perception of safety
                                                                                                                                                                                         ranging from residents of downtown to                   •
                                                                                                                                                                                         corrections, from business owners to service            •    Unacceptable social behavior
                                                                                                                                                   New Garbage Cans Reduce
                                                                                                                                                                                         providers, the outflow of ideas and solutions           •    Vagrancy/Loitering
                                                                                                                                                   Overflow Problems
                                                                                                                                                                                         was broad.                                              •    Substance abuse
                                 Princ e Albert Downt own I mprov ement Dis trict As s oc iat ion                                                  This spring, the downtown has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 •    Revitalization
                                                                                                                                                   seen the installation of new
                                 9-11 St. West                                                                                                                                                                                                   •    Hot spots for crime
                                 Prince Albert, Sk                                                                                                 trash cans throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 •    Businesses taking responsibility for
                                 S6V3A8                                                                                                            district. In addition to the thirty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 people they attract
                                                                                                                                                   five that have already been

                                                                                                                                                   installed, thirty four more are                                                           Out of these discussions, groups were
                                                                                                                                                   on order and are expected to                                                              supposed to develop potential solutions, or
                                                                                                                                                   be seen before the end of the                                                             methods to solutions, formulating a strategy
                                                                                                                                                   summer.                                                                                   to improve the downtown core. Some
                                                                                                                                                   In the past, we have had                                                                  problems can be solved as simply as

                                                                                                                                                   problems with the cans being                                                              sprucing up a building’s façade or removing

                                                                                                                                                   too small and not emptied                                                                 graffiti, whereas others are not so easily dealt

                                                                                                                                                   often. The new cans are larger                                                            with.

                                                                                                                                                   and have a restricting cap to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             With this new gathered information,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             significant change may not be as far off.
                                                                                                                                                   prevent household usage and

Continue to Help                                                                                 Street Fair 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           EYE ON THE
Clean up Our City                                                                                  Approaches                                                                                                                                                                              DOWNTOWN

                                                                                            We are bringing 5,000 potential
                                                                                            customers to you! So put out                                                                                                                                                                   The Historical Museum is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           now open for the sumsummer
                                                                                            your tables and balloons to make                                                                                                                                                               months with tours given by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the summer student tour
                                                                                            this the best street fair yet!                                                                                                                                                                 guides. The museum is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           open every day of the
         You may notice
                                                                                                                                                 Farmers Market and Summer On The Square                                                                                                   week from 10am10am-6pm,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and is a popular spot for
that every Monday the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           schools to bring students
downtown area looks         Street Fair will be held from 9am to 5pm on Saturday June 19th.           Central Avenue will be blocked off in                                                         It’s spring time and as of May            This summer, we are hoping to                for field trips. The tour
                                                                                                                                                                                                    22 the Farmers Market is                                                               takes about an hour and a
cleaner and just a little   order that we can showcase attractions including crafters, venders and a variety of entertainment. There will                                                                                                     resurrect our original vision for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           half to complete, and
bit brighter. It seems to   be three entertainment stages which will be located by Gateway Mall, the Historical Museum, and City Hall.                                                              active, with Summer on the                summer on the square. As in                  includes information and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Square to follow. The Farmers                                                          artifacts connected to the
make most people’s          There will also be a skateboard park lining the street. There will be lots of food to choose from, and Farmer’s                                                                                                   past years there will be live
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           old fire hall, the First
week that much better to    Market will be set up by Memorial Square as well. In addition we will be holding the Mascot Olympics again                                                              Market will take place every              music, entertainment, and of                 Nations people, and many
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday and Saturday from                                                            other topics related
see the clutter of          this year, as it is always a popular event. And as an extra activity for the kids there will be face painting and                                                                                                 course lots of great food. We                specifically to the Prince
downtown cleared away                                     Co-op.
                            also a Bouncing Castle by the Co op. We hope that you will participate as you are a part of making this day                                                             9am-1pm in Memorial Square.               are also hoping to have a                    Albert area. There is also
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The BID is no longer in                                                                a gift shop where you can
leaving behind a            great, so plan for some fun and get ready for a day of excitement at the Street Fair 2010.                                                                                                                        variety of crafters and vendors              purchase unique items
pleasant place to live,                                                                                                                                                                             partnership with the Farmers              come out this year.                 If you   and trinkets to share with
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Market, as they have grown up                                                          others. So make sure you
work, and play. This is                                                                                                                                                                                                                       have any ideas or feel as if you             stop by the Historical
to the credit of the
                                                                                                                                                Fruits, Veggies, Music...                           and have assumed leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              have something to contribute                 Museum this summer for
                                                                                                                                                                                                    responsibilities. This should                                                          an interesting and
Riverbend Volunteers                                                                                                                                                                                                                          please contact our office at                 educational experience
                                                                                                                                                Can only mean one thing!                            not, however, discourage                                                               you won’t find anywhere
who do a weekly                                                                                                                                                                                                                               763-1802.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    anybody from attending. There                                                          else.
garbage pick up in                                                                                  Business Highlight                           Famers Market Is Back                              is still no better place to get the
Downtown Prince Albert.                                                                                                                              This Spring!                                                                                                                          Out and About
                                                                                                                                                                                                    freshest bread, produce, and
They share the vision of                                                                            Katie’s Kloset                                                                                  even a little fruit, around!                                                           Downtown
what each one of us                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Prince Albert
wants the downtown to       Katie’s Kloset Has Something for Everyone                                                                           This Quarters Q&A Downtown
be through their efforts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   On sunny days it is always
                            Kathy Borysiuk has been selling clothing for about six years, and sells a portion of them at                                                                                                                                                                   great to get out and
to improve the city                                                 th              th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           experience the beauty of
                            Katie’s Kloset in Kilarney Castle on 6 Ave. E. and 19 . In order to gain more exposure and                            Q: Is there funding available to help                               This particular grant is for improvement projects that
center. Don’t be afraid     foot traffic she decided to open an additional Katie’s Kloset location on Central Ave. This                                                                                                                                                                                   t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           nature. What better place
                                                                   th                                                                             business owners improve the facade of                               are already in the works but could use a little help. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to do that than along the
to offer a wave or a        location opened on Monday, May 17 after they completed a few renovations to their building.
                            This included a fresh coat of paint and some new wall fixtures. The result of their hard work is a                          building?
                                                                                                                                                  their building                                                      grant dollars are good for up to 50% or $5,000 of the                river where you can enjoy
smile to the people who                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the trees, sun, and water
                            clean and bright space that is inviting to all who walk by. Katie’s Kloset is open from 9:00am-                       A:The simple answer is, YES! There are a variety of
                                                                                                                                                    The                                                               total renovation cost. In future years we intend to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           all at the same time. It
work towards making our                                           10:00am-5:00pm
                            5:30pm Monday to Friday and from 10:00am 5:00pm on Saturday. Approximately 90% of                                                                                                                                                                              has a path for biking, and
                                                                                                                                                  places one can look to find supplementary funding for               increase this amount in attempt to help you, the
                            Kathy’s ladies fashions are housed there including a variety of brand names such as Jolibel,                                                                                                                                                                   a number of benches to sit
area a fresh and
                            Dusak, and Pretty Women. The clothing is tasteful, and the store has something to offer to                            what can be expensive improvements. One that is                     business owner. All details can be found on our                      and relax on while you
enjoyable place to spend    women from young to old. It also has pieces for women of every size and body type as its sizes                                                                                            website at www.princealbertdow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      breathe in the fresh air.
                                                                                                                                                  currently offered is through your very own BID. The
our time. We can            cover the broad span of size small to 4X. The clothing ranges from classic to unique styles and                                                                              th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           There is also the
                            from the brightest of colors to the pretty black dress. The stock at Katie’s Kloset changes with                      deadline for this year is closing fast, being June 15 ,                                                                                  bandstand which is a
certainly be thankful for   the seasons, so if you look during the summer months you will find a variety of dresses and                                                                                                                                                                    peaceful place to catch
                                                                                                                                                  but we intend to continue this incentive into future
                            blouses as well as fashionable accessories. Kathy’s friendly and helpf staff, Deborah and
                                                                                                 helpful                                                                                                                                                                                   some shade on a hot day.
all that they strive to
                                                                                                                                                  years.                                                                                                                                   If you are in the downtown
                            Terry, would love if you came by, so be sure to stop in at Katie’s Kloset on Central.
achieve.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   area be sure to stop by for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a refreshing walk by the

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