Gull Lake recreation facilities get makeovers

BY JORDAN PARKER
Two of Gull Lake’s most important recreation facilities received some much needed TLC last week.

The community pool received a new liner and new boards were put on the rink before the ice was installed and painted for
the upcoming hockey season.

The pool work began last Thursday, and Recreation Director Sara Kuntz says the town was lucky to get the work done.

“We kept getting pushed back and pushed back … Paradise Leisurescapes in Regina called this week and said they could fit us in. The weather was beautiful for the work,” she said.

“They did the liner this time and they’ll be doing finishing touches in the spring.”  The $90,000 pool renovation project had
$65,000 of the total funded through grants, sponsorship, donations and the Doc Walker concert in January. The bill for the
other $25,000 was footed by the town and the regional municipalities of Gull Lake, Webb and Carmichael.

Even on Wednesday morning, as rain had just finished descending upon Gull Lake, the contractors called and asked for a  sub-pump to get the excess water from the pool. Kuntz gives the company credit for a job well done and is excited for the
pool to reopen.

“It’s one of few pools around these parts.  It’s invaluable to the community. We did clinics and water polo last summer, and
water polo filled right up,” said Kuntz.  “It’s a place to be in the summer and it keeps everyone active.”

While the liner was entering the final stages Wednesday, zamboni driver Darcy Brown was slicking up the beautiful ice surface of the rink at the Gull Lake Recreation Complex.

“The ice was painted and lines will be painted in the next day,” said Kuntz. She expected the rink to open in the next few
days.

“The biggest thing is we put up new boards. Before, every time a body hit the boards, they heaved. It was a safety issue,”
said Kuntz.

“We’re so grateful for the volunteers who came out and helped us get this together

via: The Gull Lake Advance Extra

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