BY KATE WINQUIST
At the tender age of 30, it appears that the Gull Lake Recreation Complex is in need of a make-over.
In April of this year, a Revitalization Project will kick off to raise community awareness and will be vital to the success of the project.
The Board is looking to establish partnerships with businesses and individuals who are interested in financial support either by purchasing naming rights at the Recreation Complex or making a donation towards the project, which includes replacement of the boards and glass, updates to the booth, arena lighting, dressing room and washroom renovations, a new score clock and other general maintenance.
President of the Gull Lake and Area Recreation Complex, Richie Bleau says the project is a worthwhile investment not just for the rink itself.
“The revitalization project is a major investment in not only our Recreation Complex, but in our community as a whole. The skating in rink in Gull Lake is one of the most used rec facilities in town and is the centre of most activities during the winter months. We, as a board, are super excited about doing some major projects in the rink. It will help to ensure that our rink remains a very important community asset.”
The mission of the Gull Lake and Area Recreation Complex is to continue to promote and encourage opportunities for a fit and healthy lifestyle by providing year round recreation and activities to all our residents as well as those in neighbouring communities.
Anyone having questions about the project can contact Richie Bleau at 306-671-7421.
In an effort to improve our street snow removal operations, the Town will be providing residents with advanced notice of street cleaning. By giving advanced notice of snow removal operations residents will be able to remove their parked vehicles from the street. Vehicles that are left parked on the street during snow removal operations are left with a ridge of snow around them, and the streets do not get properly cleaned.
Now town staff will place construction pylons at the end of a block the night before the street is scheduled for snow removal operations. These pylons will give residents advanced notice that a street is going to be cleaned, and will serve as a reminder to remove parked vehicles from the street. If you see one on your block, please have all vehicles removed from the street by 7:00 a.m. the following morning.
Thank you for your cooperation!
By Craig Baird
It was a bit close to the deadline, but Gull Lake certainly came through for the community swimming pool.
The Doc Walker concert, which was held to raise money for a pool liner in the Gull Lake Swimming Pool, had sold about 150 tickets by the beginning of last week.
“In true Gull Lake and area fashion, the last-minute ticket sales were huge,” Sara Kuntz, Gull Lake and Area Rec Director said. “We ended up with close to 350 tickets sold.”
So many tickets were sold that organizers had to quickly set up more tables to accommodate everyone.
“Things ran smoothly, the dance floor was packed and the show was awesome,” Kuntz said to Gull Lake Life.
Total profit has yet to be determined, since expenses and other items need to be calculated, but with the response from residents it is expected to be quite significant.