The Gull Lake Economic Development is offering a FREE education session for local organizations and businesses to learn beginner tips and strategies for using Social Media in the best way to promote your services and events!
Register with Lindsay Alliban 306-741-3775 or email@example.com
The Gull Lake Economic Development Committee was held on March 7, 2018, at Incyte Environmental. The Committee looked at the most-recent newsletter subscription activity which now stands at 100 subscribers. The Gull Lake Newsletter is designed to help Local Organizations and Businesses to get the word out about upcoming events and opportunities. There is no cost to put an event, opportunity or add in the newsletter and the more subscribers we have the further the content will go. To see the latest newsletter and subscribe go to the Gull Lake Newsletter web page!
The Committee will be working with the Tourism Committee planning a summer event to be held downtown. The possibility of having an afternoon outdoor market was also discussed. Watch for details in the coming months as planning for these events is finalized.
On Thursday, March 22nd, there will be an evening Social Media Education Session. The Beginner session will teach you how to use social media to benefit your business/organization followed by an online webinar for 30 minutes! The session is FREE and open to local businesses and organizations! More details and posters will be coming soon!
On Monday, April 16th, 2018 the Thrive Sask Visioning and Planning workshop will be held at the- at the Community Hall. Committee members will be extending personal invitations to organizations and businesses to attend. The Committee and Town Council are excited for the opportunity for Gull Lake to be able to participate in this program. The program will be a great opportunity to bring our Organizations, Businesses, Town Council, and Committee Members together to work collaboratively on ways to help strengthen our local economy.
“ThriveSask draws from elements of the Main Street Program which has been successful in revitalizing communities in Canada and the United States over the past 35 years. ThriveSask encourages communities to take steps to enact long-term change, while also implementing short-term, inexpensive and placed-based activities that support the local business sector and create a sense of enthusiasm and momentum about the community. “
Committee members were given a Community Branding Exercise by Lindsay Aliban (Economic Development Officer), and the meeting was adjourned.
The Winterfest Committee is working hard getting ready for the big day on Saturday, February 17th, 2018. With a busy, day planned this year the committee needs volunteers to help with some of the events. If you are 15+ and can help let us know when you are available, and we will find a place for you to help. Time commitments are minimal one to two hours depending on where you are able to help. The committee is also looking for volunteers to donate salads for the Beef on a Bun Supper on Saturday night.
If you are able to volunteer some time and help with events or make a salad contact Blake (306) 672-7499 or leave a reply at the bottom of this post.
The Gull Quilters have had very busy year making quilts and raising more than $1,500.00 for charities. The group finished a total of eleven quilts from scratch. Additionally, the group tied quilts for thirteen people, quilted for seven others, made one baby quilt, and repaired one damaged quilt. It was also a very trying year for us with the loss of one of our quilters, rest in peace Fran.
Donations this year went to the following:
Three children were sent to summer camp. Heart in Motion received $500.00 Rock Solid received $500.00 plus a quilt. Tompkins Wildfire victims received $500.00. A quilt was also donated to a house fire victim
The Quilting Club is looking for new members to join the group at the Seniors Hall. If you are interested in joining, please call Helen Hunt at (306) 672-3316. The Quilters would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.