Monthly Archives: June 2014

Town of Gull Lake Proclaims June is Recreation & Parks Month

 

Whereas, in Saskatchewan, we are fortunate to have a variety of recreation and parks systems providing  countless recreational opportunities for residents and visitors from around the world; and

Whereas, recreation enhances quality of life, active living and lifelong learning, helps people live happier and longer, develops skills and positive self-image in children and youth, develops creativity and builds healthy bodies and positive lifestyles; and

Whereas, recreation participation builds family unity and social capital, strengthens volunteer and community development, enhances social interaction, creates community pride and vitality, and promotes sensitivity and understanding to cultural diversity; and

Whereas, recreation, therapeutic recreation and leisure education are essential to the rehabilitation of individuals who have become ill or disabled, or disadvantaged, or who have demonstrated antisocial behaviour; and

Whereas, the benefits provided by recreation and parks programs and services reduce healthcare and social service costs, serve to boost the economy, economic renewal and sustainability, enhance property values, attract new business, increase tourism and curb employee absenteeism; and

Whereas, our parks, open space and trails ensure ecological sustainability, provide space to enjoy nature, help maintain clean air and water, and preserve plant and animal wildlife; and

Whereas, all levels of government, the voluntary sector and private enterprise throughout the Province participate in the planning, development and operation of recreation and parks programs, services and facilities.

Now, Therefore be it Resolved, that the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) does hereby proclaim that June, which witnesses the greening of Saskatchewan and serves as a significant gateway to family activities, has been designated as June is Recreation & Parks Month which will annually recognize and celebrate the benefits derived year round from quality public and private recreation and parks resources at the local, regional and provincial levels.

Therefore, (name of municipality/ organization), in recognition of the benefits and values that recreation, parks and leisure services provide,
does hereby designate the month of June as June is Recreation & Parks Month.

Signed this 31st  day of May , 2014 by:

Mayor Blake Campbell

Sasktel and Innovation Credit Union Partner To Enhance Customer Service

Written by Dillon Reil

Sasktel and Innovation Credit Union Partner To Enhance Customer Service Business Innovation SouthWest Saskatchewan  SaskTel Saskatchewan Innovation Credit Union

Sasktel and Innovation Credit Union Partner To Enhance Customer Service Business Innovation SouthWest Saskatchewan  SaskTel Saskatchewan Innovation Credit Union

Sasktel and Swift Current’s Innovation Credit Union have announced a new partnership called the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in a cross-promotional effort to enhance customer experience.

The two organizations sat down and discovered some common ground and wishes to find better ways to help customers outside urban centres.

We spoke with Tara Tibeau, Sasktel’s External Communications Manager about the new partnership.

“Yeah, we just recently formed a partnership with them which we just sort of formalized with a Memorandum of Understanding. And it’s really a strategic sort of partnership in order to see how we can best supplement each other for each other’s customers,” said Tibeau. “We knew we had a lot of things that we were both working towards that we thought we could help each other out with. Even just knowing for our strategic future where we’re trying to go and them as well, we can start planning towards those things.”

The plans within the deal aim to expand services for electronic banking with a special focus with online interface.

“More people move to online banking and services like that, we are an ISP provider so we do have a lot of services to offer,” Tibeau said.

With the deal still freshly signed and filed there will be more developments with this story in the following months as more is revealed.

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Canada’s National Parks Free For The Weekend

Written by Dillon Reil

Canada's National Parks Free For The Weekend SouthWest Saskatchewan Tourism  Saskatchewan Grasslands National Park

Lovers of nature looking to celebrate national pride this Canada Day weekend in nature can visit national parks across the country for free.

Grasslands National Park is the nearest destination for national parks in the Swift Current area open to visit.

Interpretation Officer Co-ordinator Carrie Clausen says the staff can help you in your trip to the park.

“I definitely recommend stopping by the visitors centre in Val Marie and chatting with us a bit, we can give you updates on the weather, and what’s going on with the programs, where to start, where to meet, and all the activities on the weekend. Tomorrow we start with dog town chatter program. It’s a family program starting at 4pm in the park; we’re going to go explore the prairie dog colonies. We have a movie starting in the evening starting at dusk in the campground. Sunday we have a hike going out and then also on July 1st we have a hike going out too.”

Grasslands National Park is the nearest destination for national parks in the Swift Current area open to visit.

National Parks across the nation are free to visit all weekend. The event gives opportunity for people on the highways to travel far and wide on Canada Day with a lower budget.

For more information on the Canada Day Free Weekend please visit www.pc.gc.ca.

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