Gull Lake continues to grow with the addition of a new home moved onto a 1st Street lot this week. This is the second home new home added to our community so far in 2017. The Town currently has a few rental units available and as of today, only eleven homes are listed for sale on Point 2 Homes.
Campers will soon have access to free Wi-Fi in the Gull Lake Campground. Sasktel installed the Internet service to the campground last week. This week the Town Crew is assisting Dwayne Lavoie with the installation of the equipment needed to broadcast the internet signal around the campground. If all goes well the service should be up and running by sometime next week.
The Gull Lake Tourism Committee has also approved a monthly camping rate of $650.00 for electric/water sites. The campground rate has been established in response to an increased in the number of long-term site requests.
The Gull Lake Campground is a great place to stay whether you are traveling through the Cypress Hills Destination Area or working in the area. For more information or to book a site see our Campground Webpage.
The Gull Lake Heritage Committee will be moving forward with several projects the year. Last year, the Committee received a grant from the Gull Lake Recreation Board to help replace windows and doors. The grant will be used to replace the two large windows in the front of the building. The north window will have the “Wong Guy Shoe Shop” painted on the window as it was in the original window. Remaining funds will be used to help restore the existing doors on the front of the building.
As the Shoe Shop restoration will take some time the Committee is looking at the possibility of having the window murals on the top floor restored. The group has also identified a number of other potential properties that would be suitable for heritage designation. The Committee additionally plans to open the Shoe Shop for the Canada 150 Celebration on August 19th, 2017.
Our heritage buildings provide us with important links to our past, and once restored can be re-purposed for modern-day use. The restoration of the Wong Guy Shoe Shop is made possible with the help of grants, donations, and volunteer labor. If you would like to volunteer, please call me anytime (306)672-7499. Alternatively, if you would like to contribute toward the restoration of the Shoe Shop, you can make your donation at the Town Office.