The Gull Lake Heritage Committee made a recommendation to Town Council that the Elks Hall be declared a heritage property. The committee consulted with the Elks and researched the history of the property to determine its eligibility be a heritage property. The research shows the history of the building more than qualifies it to be declared a heritage property.
The Elks Hall was built in 1940 built by Bob Irwin a local carpenter and a host of community volunteers. Over the years, the hall has been a social hub with many gatherings such as bingos, dances, meetings, voting polls, flu shot clinics, dancing lessons, community suppers, funerals, funeral luncheons, and other activities. Many years ago, the building also had a bowling alley and Cadet rifle range.
It goes without saying that the 77-year-old building would not have been a part of our community if it were not for its caretakers. The past and present members of the Elks that built the hall have cared for it ever since. Over the years, the Elks and former Royal Purple members held many fundraisers at the hall raising large amounts of donations that have gone to many community groups and projects in need of, help. Seventy-seven years helping the community is a great accomplishment that all Elks and Royal Purple members past and present should be proud of.
The Town Council reviewed the Heritage Committees recommendation, and a motion was passed to have the Elks Hall designated as a Municipal Heritage property. The designation recognizes the property’s heritage value to our community. It also legally protects the property and makes the property eligible for financial assistance from the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation.
Christmas Cove 2017 displays will light up tonight at the Gull Lake Campground. The festive displays will be lit every night from 5pm to 10pm until January 1, 2018. The campground currently has 11 sites decorated and is expected to have 19 sites filled this year.
Christmas Cove is made possible by the Gull Lake Tourism Committee as they open the campground each year for the event. Businesses, organizations, and individuals decorate the campsites with festive holiday displays for all to enjoy. We still have spots available for anyone wanting to set up a display. You can reserve a spot for your display by calling Peggy Willman at call 306.672-4099 (or text 306.672.7402) or email email@example.com..
So if you are out and about or traveling through Gull Lake stop in at the campground and tour the festive Christmas displays.
The Gull Lake Campground is being transformed into Christmas Cove for the Christmas Season. Every year people from all over Southwest Saskatchewan stop in for a tour of the Christmas Cove displays at the Campground. The displays will light up every night from December1/17 to January 1/18 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
Entries are still coming in and with the warmer weather we have been having, it is the perfect decorating weather. Individuals, families, friends, businesses, teams and service groups are invited (and challenged!) to create a festive holiday display in the Gull Lake Campground. Sites are $20 each, with a limit of 2 sites per entry. Each individual or team is responsible for planning, funding and setting up their displays. Alternatively, if you don’t have time to decorate your site supply us with your Decorations and for an extra $10, we will set your site up for you.
Only 16 sites are available, so get yours while you can! Contact Peggy Willman at call 306.672-4099 (or text 306.672.7402) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gull Lake School’s ACTION team is helping the community decorate for Christmas! If you would like help hanging lights, setting out ornaments or with any other type of outdoor or indoor holiday decorating be sure to call the school. A date and time will be chosen and team members will be sent to help. Services are entirely free of charge and decorations must be supplied. Take down dates will also be arranged. Please spread the word as many people who would appreciate these services may not be Facebook members. For more info or to book decorators contact Mrs. Steele at GLS at 306-672-4186 or email email@example.com