The Crescent Point Pool is getting a makeover with the replacement of the old swimming pool deck tile with a new rubber paving material. The work started this past weekend with the paving of the paddling pool deck and will finish with the paving main pool deck this week. The rubber paving will give the pool a new look and is made of 100% recycled rubber. Solid-State Rubber Paving out of Swift Current, is doing the work at cost of $48,000. Recreation Director Sara Kuntz says “fundraising for the project totaled approximately $18,000”.
Some pool doors, and frames are rusting and will be replaced this year. Three metal doors and five-door frames will be replaced at a cost of $9,415.00. The storage shed on the east end of the pool will also be replaced at a cost of $2,000.00.
Council has approved the purchase of a variety of pool toys and fitness equipment, including: poolside basketball nets, medium and large-size rafts, sinkers, a variety of dumbbells, weight bars, dumbbell rack, resistance bands, aqua disks. The floats for the ropes will be replaced, and a new storage cart will also be purchased. The total of these items will be approximately $3,022.00.
Crescent Point Pool is owned by the Town of Gull Lake. Pool operating deficits are shared between the Town of Gull Lake 66.66%, RM of Carmichael 16.67%, and RM, of Webb 16.67%. RM of Gull Lake 16.67%.
The Pool will open at the beginning of June until the end of August.
Many of our local businesses are owned and operated by people who live in this community and are invested in our community’s welfare and future. They provide our community with jobs. They aren’t just crucial drivers of our local economy; they are at the heart of our community. When you purchase at locally owned businesses rather than out of town-owned, more money is kept in the community. Purchasing local helps grow other businesses as well as the local tax base.
Make May 7‐12, 2018 a Buy Local First week. Give back to local businesses; say thank you.
Last year, the Town of Gull Lake announced that it would be adopting the City of Swift Current’s Safe Places – Youth certified initiative. The Gull Lake Safe Places Committee have been working closely with the City of Swift Current Safe Places Committee on the implementation of the program in Gull Lake. The program is for anyone who comes into contact with children and youth in the community, through their business, organizations, or volunteers. It is designed to help raise awareness of bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination of children and provide measures to prevent these things from happening. Program certification is portable and residents who become “Youth Certified” in Gull Lake will have their credentials recognized in Swift Current.” Businesses, Organizations that participate by having their staff trained will be given a certificate to display in their building.
Today we are pleased to announce that the program is available, online and ready to register anyone wishing to participate in the initiative. To start in the next 30 days Council Members: Mayor Blake Campbell; Councilors Dwayne Lavoie, Ed Lowenberger, Steve Haithwaite, Tim Temoshawsky, Nassar Zanidean and Town Staff will sign on to Gull Lake Safe Places Program. We will also be encouraging businesses, clubs, organizations, and volunteers in the community to participate in this important community initiative aimed at protecting our children.
For more information on how you can participate see “SAFE PLACES – YOUTH CERTIFIED-GULL LAKE” tab located under “Our Community” on the website menu.
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