At the last meeting of the Gull Lake and Area Recreation Board, awarded $38,000 in grant money 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: $2,500 tee boxes/flags, tables, playground.
Autumn House Independent Living Facility: $2,000 to help fund general activities.
Gull Lake Curling Rink: $3,000 for bumpers, plant repairs, painting.
Gull Lake Elks: $5,000 for roof repairs.
Gull Lake Heritage Committee: $2,000 for to repair Wong Guy Shoe Shop eavestrough,
Gull Lake Library: $4,000 to provide funding for operations.
Gull Lake School Community Council: $2,000 for cement curbing
Gull Lake Seniors: $1,500.00 for emergency exit repairs
Gull Lake Skating Club: $2,000 for carnival curtains.
Gull Lake Skating Rink: $3,500 for painting the bleachers
Kids in the Kitchen: $3,000 for cooking classes.
Meadowdale Golf Course: $1,500 for tee boxes, solar for the clubhouse.
Rolling Acres Golf Course: $1,500 for Tee box benches.
Simmie Rec Board: $2,000 for rink concession renos.
Tompkins Skating Rink: $2,500 for Tractor/plant room repair.
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 2018).