Monthly Archives: June 2014

Peace Run Comes to Gull Lake Wednesday July 9th

The Sri Chinmoy Peace Run will be coming to Gull Lake on Wednesday July 9th and the runners will be staying at the Gull Lake Campground. Everyone is welcome to come down to the campground and take part in a Torch Passing Ceremony. After the ceremony stay for the campfire where you will have the opportunity to listen to and share some inspiring stories. The Torch Ceremony will start at 7:30 PM and the evening will conclude at 8:45 PM.

The Peace Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of peace and harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand whilst travelling through over 80 nations around the globe. The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.

The Peace Run, also known as the World Harmony Run, was founded by Sri Chinmoy in 1987. It is now an annual event with relay runs taking part in all different continents such as Africa, Europe, Americas, Asia and Australasia.

Sri Chinmoy founded the Peace Run primarily to try and promote a feeling of oneness amongst different nations, races and cultures. In particular,
Sri Chinmoy feels that sport can play a very important role in bringing people together.

In the past two decades, the Peace Run has touched the lives of countless people, who have been inspired by the simple message that the Peace Run offers. The Peace Run has also visited many schools, giving young children the opportunity to participate and share in the hopes of creating a better future.

The Peace Run embraces the idea that through individual effort and personal change that world peace can become a reality here on earth. “Peace does not mean the absence of war, peace means the presence of harmony, love, satisfaction and oneness. Peace means a flood of love in the world family.

Sri Chinmoy

Filming Continues for ‘Southwest Stories’

Written by Juanita Tuntland on Friday, 20 June 2014

Filming Continues for 'Southwest Stories' GULL LAKE SouthWest Saskatchewan Tourism  Southwest Stories Saskatchewan Cypress Hills & Area Attractions   Craig and Layla Baird (Photo submitted by Layla Baird)

Some Gull Lake residents have been busy filming in Southwest Saskatchewan, all to showcase the beauty of the region.

“What we’re doing is a documentary called Southwest stories,” says local filmmaker Craig Baird.  “It’s a documentary about southwest Saskatchewan the people, place, history and the culture.  My wife Layla and I actually moved to Gull Lake in 2013.”

Since moving from Alberta, Baird says he felt the Southwest was a place that needed to be shown and thought creating a documentary would be the best way to showcase the area.

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the Bairds starting filming in March and since then have been busy gathering footage.

“This weekend we are going to head out to the Gravelbourg Summer Solstice Festival. We are going to spend some time out there and then we are also going to go the Windscape Kite Festival this weekend in Swift and we might just do some driving around and see what we find, and then next weekend we are heading down to grasslands,” said Craig Baird.

Through the filming process there has been even more they have discovered.

“There are various places that we have kind of discovered that we didn’t even know existed. There are a lot of cool stories and cool people that we are starting to talk to. One is a 102 year old woman that has lived here pretty much her whole life, so you get really cool stories that way from people.”

The Bairds are hoping to wrap up filming in the next month or so.  While they are still planning on filming at some parks and centennials around the southwest.

To view some of the vignettes that the Baird’s have already released you can go to

via Local News

Community Futures Beautification

 Community Futures Beautification returns this summer for 13 communities in Southwest Saskatchewan. Based on the overwhelming support in past years with the selected communities, Community Futures Southwest is implementing the Community Futures Beautification Initiative for 2013.

Developed to promote community spirit and cooperation for economic development, Community Futures Beautification provides a unique opportunity for communities to access funding to assist with a community beautification project. Community Futures Southwest will be allocating up to $2000.00 to each of the 13 projects that were selected, as well as two days of Board and Staff labor to assist with each community project.

Congratulations to the 13 project leaders who are winners and will share $15,050 allocated for their projects:

RM of Fox Valley – Railway Street Project,
Town of Maple Creek – Communities in bloom,
Recreation Board of Webb – Playground Beautification;
Burstall Lions Club – Color our Community,
Town of Morse – Community work bee,
Village of Frontier – Main Street Beautification,
Village of Sceptre – Mini Park Playground Upgrade,
Gull Lake Lodge – Elk’s Hall Rehab, 
Village of Tompkins – Town Beautification,
Village of Val Marie – Village Square,
Tompkins ED Group – Main Street Beautification,
Town of Leader – Community Hall Cleanup,
Village of Bracken – Park and Playground Development.

Contact: Community Futures Southwest
Phone: (306) 773-0900

Via: The Advance

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