At the last meeting of the Gull Lake and Area Recreation Board, $30,900 in grant money was awarded to several organizations through the Rec Board’s Sport, Culture and Recreation Grant Program. Each year the Board awards grants to organizations that help fund sport, recreation and cultural projects in Gull Lake and area.
The Gull Lake and Area Recreation Board is composed of individual members from the Town of Gull Lake, R.M. of Carmichael, R.M. of Gull Lake, R.M. of Webb, and Village of Tompkins, as well as a member at large. Grant funding comes from a recreation levy of $8/capita from each municipality, and from grant funding the Board receives from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund.
This year’s grants were awarded to the following organizations:
- Antelope Lake Regional Park: $5000 to replace the hall deck.
- Tompkins Skating Rink: $6,700 to help fund the repair of the rink roof.
- Autumn House Independent Living Facility: $3,000 for raised garden beds and entertainment for their residents.
- Gull Lake Athletic Association: $2,100 for rink dividers for Initiation hockey.
- Gull Lake Library: $4,500 to provide funding for operations.
- Simmie Recreation Board: $1,500 for a kitchen renovation project.
- Gull Lake Seniors Inc.: $1,600 to repair eavestroughs, stairs, and the floor in the Seniors Hall.
- Gull Lake Curling Club: $2,300 to purchase a boot cleaner, vacuum, and brooms.
- Gull Lake Heritage Committee: $4,200 for the repair of the roof of the Wong Guy Shoe Shop.
Recreation Board grants help preserve and promote sport, culture and recreation in Gull Lake and area. Non-profit organizations with eligible projects can apply for grant funding in the fall. Applications are available at the Recreation Office or can be downloaded from our website (a link will be provided on our website in October 2016).