Summer Issue June Julie Penner, Summer Student Extraordinaire ~Personal Reflections~ 2010 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 his This Issue Downtown Summit P.1 eer 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 drop-in 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 o 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 th 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 www.princealbertdowntown.ca 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 overflow. Riverbend Volunteers 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 9:00am 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 clothing 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 www.princealbertdowntown.ca 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 river.