Your Community Needs Your Help

This year is a very busy year for some of our committees that need, and allow for resident involvement. The three committees that could currently use some help include:

The Tourism Committee:
The Tourism Committee is responsible for promoting tourism in the Gull Lake Area and operating the campground and museum. This year they are organizing the second annual farmers market, reorganizing the museum to make for an improved visiting experience and putting together a heritage walking tour. Don’t think tourism is important to Gull Lake think again every year the campground brings in approximately $25,000 – $30,000 and most of this from tourists. Not only do they spend money at the theatre, but they also visit our restaurants, convenience stores, theatre, and service stations.

The recently formed Cypress Hill Destination Are that takes in the communities of Gull Lake, Shaunavon, Eastend, Maple Creek, and the Cypress Hills Provincial Park, is working hard to promote tourism in the area. Why would any tourists stop in Gull Lake you ask? We are a Gateway Community to the Cypress Hills Provincial Park and each year our campground, motels, restaurants, gas stations and other local business, benefit from the dollars spent from tourism. Many Tourists photograph and some even stop to paint the Wind Turbines south of town. No doubt the once the Guy Wong Shoe Shop ready to open we will see an increase in the number of tourists visiting our down town.

The tourism committee is currently looking to fill a vacant spot on the committee and is also looking for volunteers to help with some of their projects. If you would be interested in sitting on the committee or volunteering please contact the town office (306)-672-3361.

The Communities in Bloom Committee
The Communities in Bloom Committee identifies, plans, and organizes projects aimed at improving the look and feel of our community. Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement. Each Year the CIB sends judges where the entire community is evaluated from the cemetery to the landfill. The CIB committee is given the evaluation, and can then plan for next years projects.

This year the committee has identified a number of projects and events that will help Gull Lake with this year’s evaluation, such as the community gardens started last year, making and putting up banners on street posts.

The Communities in Bloom Committee is looking to fill two vacancies on the committee and is also looking for volunteers. If you would be interested in sitting on the committee or volunteering please contact the town office (306)-672-3361.

The Cemetery Committee
The Cemetery Committee identifies, plans, and organizes projects aimed at keeping our cemetery looking its best. Currently they are working on restoring many of the graves sites, and have also made a number of improvements to the cemetery. They have improved signage, built a shelter that will hold a map of the cemetery and added benches for visitors…

The Cemetery Committee is looking for volunteers to help with some of the projects they have undertaken. If you would be interested in sitting on the committee or volunteering please contact the town office (306)-672-3361.

The Economic Development Committee
The Economic Development Committee is responsible for helping to improve and attract business to the town. Currently the committee has been working on organizing a downtown business forum that will be held later this month.

The Economic Development Committee is looking for 3 committee members to sit on the committee. If you are a local business person with an interest in the local economy this is the committee for you. If you would be interested in sitting on the committee or volunteering please contact the town office (306)-672-3361.

The Heritage Committee
With the Town having taken over the Guy Wong Shoe Shop, and the Tourism Committee working on identifying the towns heritage properties, we need to look at forming a Heritage Committee. The immediate focus of the committee would be on planning the restoration and future of the Guy Wong Shoe Shop.

If you would be interested on sitting on a heritage committee or volunteering to help with the restoration of the please call me at (306) 672-7499.

Lastly, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the members of these committees for all of the planning and hard work they do. Both Myself and Council sincerely appreciate the work the members of these committees.

Mayor Campbell

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