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Our Volunteers: The Gull Lake Rink Board



Gull Lake is fortunate to have many residents that volunteer their time to help make our community a better place to live.   The groups, organizations, and committees they help provide our community with the facilities, programs, and events that we all enjoy.

Each month a group, organization or committee will be featured in a post on the town website.  With winter now upon us our attention will be focused on our winter recreation facilities. We will start December featuring the Gull Lake Rink Board.

The Rink Board is responsible for the upkeep and staffing of the entire recreation complex: rink, bowling alley, and hall. The Board orchestrates fundraisers, from smaller raffles to the big Trip of the Month draws, to bring in extra revenue in order to keep rink fees as low as possible.

Recently, the Rink Board renovated the bathrooms in the bowling alley, and organized, supervised and helped with the replacement of the boards and glass on the ice surface. Future plans include replacing lighting and overhauling bathrooms, dressing rooms and the kitchen within the rink.

Members of the Rink Board are:

Richie Bleau (Chairman)
Brendan Jones (Vice Chairman)
Diane Brown (Treasurer)

Heather Hodgins
Rob Myers
Kim Holizki
Maverick Holmes
Brad Keller
Corinna Gibson
Sara Kuntz
Tracey Stenson
Nasser Zanidean
Dan McPhee
Karen Bye
Craig Baird

Town Council extends a big thanks to the rink board members, staff, coaches,  and volunteers who help with the operation of the Gull Lake Recreation Complex.

By Mayor Blake Campbell

Gull Lake Bowling Lanes Newly Renovated

Written by Shanna Empey on Saturday, 22 November 2014
North Entrance

The Gull Lake Bowling Lanes have undergone substantial renovations this past summer and is open to the public.

The bowling lanes have been apart of the Rec-Plex since it first opened around 25 years ago, and Chair of the Bowling Association, Craig Baird, says it’s all ready for action.

“In the past few years we have seen a decline. We just renovated the entire bowling alley this past summer, and really the cost of the bowling alley is quite low compared to the rest of the Rec-Plex,” says Baird. “We repainted the entire bowling alley, we fixed up a bunch of baseboards and things like that, and we also completely renovated the bathrooms, so there’s all new bathroom fixtures in there, all new flooring, just to really spice it up and make it look a lot better. It was starting to show it’s age for sure.”

Public bowling is open every Wednesday from 7-9pm for $2 a person per game, and is also available for party rentals.

via Local News http://ift.tt/1uRzDeD

30-year-old rink still needs funding

Gull Lake Recreation Centre
By Jordan Parker
The Gull Lake Rink is enjoying a 30-year milestone.  Richie Bleau, three-year chairman of the Gull Lake Rink Board, says the facility represents a great deal to the little town.

“The rink is huge. It’s used in the summer and the winter, whether it be for hockey, skating, events or meetings,” he said.

But the historical Gull Lake Recreation Complex needs funding and renovations to continue to thrive. The Gull Lake Rink Board has begun the Rink Revitalization Project, and have petitioned the Aviva Community Fund to help.  They are currently in the third round, but need votes to stay in contention.

“Getting funding is imperative. Some things need to be replaced, electrical wiring needs changing, and without funding from Aviva and the community, we can’t keep the doors open,” said Bleau.

Bleau has only been helping with the rink for seven years, but has seen huge change in that time.  “We got a whole new ice surface and the hall on the south end was completed and looks good. We just got new boards and glass, and the seating in the south end saw a major improvement,” he said.  He says the rink is really a project the community should get behind.

“As chairman I’m proud of how the rink looks for a town of 1,000 people. We’ve done a good job of keeping it together,”
he said.  “I just want to give recognition to our volunteers and the town recognition for the rink. It’s something we’re proud
to get behind.”

Gull Lake Mayor Blake Campbell calls the rink “a real focal point and gathering place” for the town.  “We are a solid sports community, and I admire the work the board has done with the facility over the last 30 years,”  he said.

“We have a class one rink facility and recreational complex.  Council and I appreciate the work that’s been done and the undertaking that has been the revitalization project.”

Campbell was adamant that the community get involved with the Aviva campaign.

“We have a good chance at $100,000, and all you have to do is click and vote. It’s better than the board being put in the position of finding donations.

“We hope people continue to be behind it, because we have a good momentum going.”

To find out more information about the Aviva fund, or to
vote, go to https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf19682.
You can vote 15 times during this round, and once per day. This round ends Nov. 24.

Via: The Gull Lake Advance Extra

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