CAMPSITE RESERVATION LAUNCH AND CANADA 150 CELEBRATIONS | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport will be launching its provincial park campsite reservation system for the 2017 summer season on Tuesday, April 4.  The launch will be staggered, with different parks opening for reservations over a 10 day period.

The launch schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 4: Blackstrap, Pike Lake
  • Wednesday, April 5: Buffalo Pound, Danielson, Douglas
  • Thursday, April 6: Echo Valley, Rowan’s Ravine
  • Friday, April 7: Duck Mountain, Good Spirit Lake, Greenwater Lake
  • Saturday, April 8: Crooked Lake, Moose Mountain
  • Sunday, April 9: Cypress Hills
  • Monday, April 10: The Battlefords, Saskatchewan Landing
  • Tuesday, April 11: Meadow Lake
  • Wednesday, April 12: Bronson Forest, Chitek Lake, Lac La Ronge, Makwa Lake
  • Thursday, April 13: Candle Lake, Great Blue Heron, Narrow Hills

During the launch period, a queuing system will be implemented, as it has been in the last two years, to help manage the demand and ensure technical stability.

Reservations will open at 7 a.m. each day, with the queue waiting area opening at 6:40 a.m.  At 7 a.m., customers in the queue waiting area will receive a random place in the queue and will the enter reservation website in staggered batches based on their position.  Anyone accessing the reservation website after 7 a.m. will be placed at the end of the line.

In order to be prepared for launch, customers can visit the reservation website a few days in advance to create or update their user account, familiarize themselves with how to use the website and view potential campsites that best fit their camping needs.  Campers can find more information about the launch, including tutorials and booking tips at

This year, online reservations will be available at six parks past the Labour Day long weekend.  Campgrounds at Blackstrap, Buffalo Pound, Cypress Hills, Duck Mountain, Moose Mountain and Rowan’s Ravine will offer online reservations until the third week of September or later.  Details are available at

This year, Saskatchewan’s provincial parks will be celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary.  On Canada Day (Saturday, July 1) and Canada’s Parks Day (Saturday, July 15), entry to all Saskatchewan provincial parks will be free.  In addition to these free entry days, there will special events throughout the provincial park system, including a province-wide geocaching program and a scavenger hunt to “Picture Yourself” in a Saskatchewan provincial park.

More details on these programs will be announced later this spring, and information will be available on

Source: CAMPSITE RESERVATION LAUNCH AND CANADA 150 CELEBRATIONS | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

Gull Lake Skating Club Extends Thanks to Everyone for a Successful Year

The Gull Lake Skating Club would like to thank everyone who has helped our skaters have a successful end to our year.

Thank You to Our Carnival Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Crop Production Services
Whitecap Resources
D & D Contracting
Innovation Credit Union
Holizki Electric
Jodanco Oil

Silver Sponsors

Central Energy
Rider Energy
Raven Oilfield Supply

Thank You to Our Prize Table Sponsors

Jeff & Alison Slabik
Travis & Carla Benjamin
Chuck & Cathy Toney
Kim & Tim Temoshawsky
Ashley Barr

Thank You to

Kate Winquist and The Southwest Advance for helping us with the advertising and taking pictures during the carnival

A Special thank you to

Coach Dorothy Gillis
Program Assistants Kiara Slabik, Jalayna Holizki, Kevin To, Lisa To, Althea Doroteo, & Andrei Doroteo
The staff at the rink: Darwin, Kent, Dayne, Peyton, Dina and her staff
MC Chuck Toney
Jeff Slabik for Playing Music
Guest Skater Kateryna deKlerk
Candice Lonsdale for doing pictures
Our parents and families
Everyone who shared our posts and came out to watch the carnival

I wish I could name you all as there are so many in this community that are supportive of our skaters.

I apologize if I’ve missed you – Please know that we appreciate you all!  We live in a great community!

Alison Slabik

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