Provincial ball is in the air!
Our fingers are blue from being crossed that 2021 summer will allow us to have a “normal” ball season. Regardless, we are planning our summer as though we will be able to.
With that, the first (of hopefully many) big announcements of 2021 came last week when Moosomin was announced as hosts of the U16 Girls Provincial C Fastball Tournament. The tournament is scheduled to be held July 9, 10 and 11!
Anyone willing to help out with the weekend, please let our office know at 435-3622 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Tom Jaenen who not only became just the third golfer to jar a hole in one at the Sportsplex but he also became the first golfer to do so on a par four! Tommy was playing Greywolf located in the Purcell Mountains in B.C., Canada. He stepped up to the par four and aced the downhill #11 that cuts and winds through the mountains. The hole plays 339 from the Championship Tees and 308 from the Amateurs!
Covid-19 rules and
Nothing has affected our Parks and Recreation facilities over the past 30 years more than Covid-19.
As difficult as it has been, we understand we have a job to do, and together we carry onward.
With that in mind our provincial government announced last week current restrictions would be extended by two weeks. As such we carry on as we have the past several weeks.
Borderland Co-op Outdoor
Rink open for season
For anyone new to town, please take note our outdoor arena is up and running for the winter season.
As for the facility itself, the lights will be on and the changeroom will be open for public use absolutely free of charge!
Government mandated Covid-19 numbers
Please take note as of Monday, January 11, provincial mandated guidelines allow 30 skaters on the outdoor rink or Peter Nabholz Circle Skate-way at one time. These facilities are unmanned so patrons are asked to adhere to these guidelines.
Borderland Co-op Outdoor Rink and Peter Nabholz
Circle Skate-way Covid-19 Rules
Like everything else, the outdoor arena and skateway come with mandated restrictions. Here are the rules:
• Every person who visits the outdoor arena or skate-way must follow public health orders in order to prevent the transmission of Covid-19.
• People exhibiting signs of illness MUST not enter the rink or changerooms or the skate-way.
• People not from the same household or extended household should maintain two meters of physical distancing at all times. Limit gathering with other people when entering and leaving the arena area or skate-way and supervising children.
• Ensure frequent hand hygiene for everyone during and after outdoor play.
• Please carry hand sanitizer.
• If ice surface is busy please come back at another time.
• Do not share equipment.
• Please identify signage and follow signage instructions
• Masks are not required on the ice surface or skate-way HOWEVER they are required in the changerooms
Peter Nabholz Circle Skate Way–Super fun!
We have flooded 500 yards of Bradley Park roadways. The path starts at the outdoor arena changeroom, loops around the park and ends up back at the changeroom. The track is 12 feet wide which will allow for younger skaters to stay right while older skaters can pass on the left all the while keeping social distance.
Huge thank you to Peter Nabholz and Rob Hanson along with the Moosomin Fire Department!
New Sportsplex program
Moosomin Parks and Recreation understand this unprecedented time in our history, dealing with Covid-19, hours can turn to days to weeks to months. Things can really get away from people if they are stuck indoors. Now with winter here this concern is magnified.
As such we have started a new program to offer programming opportunities to retirees and seniors who may have some time on their hands and looking for something to do with it. This offers some way to get out and socialize, keep active and work our way to the end of this pandemic.
Well we are over the moon excited to announce a new program at the Sportsplex: Prime-timers!
First off, I would like to thank Sask Lotteries, the Saskatchewan Community Initiatives fund and Rhonda Newton and her crew in Regina. They have afforded us the funding to run a one-year program at the Sportsplex with the aim to offer programming opportunities.
So the first task was to find a programmer, and we hit the jackpot with Randi Thorn. Randi has experience in this area and is full of perfect ideas to roll things out. Randi joins with our own Catherine Mannle who has a ton of experience in this area to draw from. Between Randi and Catherine, we know you will be in for a treat!
Randi and Catherine spent December planning out what will be a wonderful 2021 full of activities, full of ideas and frankly full of fun!
The program will run from January of 2021 to November of 2021. It will run on Tuesdays and Fridays from January to April and again in October and November. May to September the program will be run once a month.
While the two have a ton of plans to share, we can pass along a few. Once a month they plan to have a fitness instructor in to teach everything from yoga to strength training to stretching. Past that everything is on the table—bowling, bingo, floor shuffleboard, billiards, table shuffleboard and on and on. Each week will be something different!
Again our thanks to Sask Lotteries. Because of their funding we will be able to offer many of these programs free of charge or in some cases at a significantly reduced fee. It is our hope patrons of this program will find the activities endless at the Sportsplex and take the opportunity to continue with these activities on a daily basis.
If you would like to discuss this program in more detail, feel free to email Catherine at email@example.com or phone at 435-3622, or pop into the Town Office and talk to Catherine in person.
Conexus Mike Schwean Arena
open with restrictions
As I am sure everyone is aware, Covid-19 guidelines are in effect. We are still able to rent ice with the following restrictions:
• Limited to eight skaters and coach(s) per session
• Skaters must be 18 years old or younger
• Sanctioned Manitoba players are not allowed
• No public skating or public shinny due to Covid-19 restrictions
If you would like to book ice please call Mike at 435-3622 and we will work with you to have it included in our schedule.
Communiplex schedule goes online
To access the schedule please go to https://kvisit.com/tv-yvAQ.
Our Nutrien Sportsplex remains open under Covid-19 guidelines. Those include (not limited to):
• Mask are mandatory unless seated eating/drinking
• Tables are limited to four
For those new to town please consider the Nutrien Sportsplex to spend a little time at over the winter. We have a full kitchen/menu as well as being fully licensed. In addition, the facility has a plethora of activities including:
• Four world class simulators each complete with 15 different activities
• Including over 100 world wide golf courses for the golf enthusiast
• Six lanes of five pin bowling
• Carpet Bowling
• Floor Shuffleboard
• Board Games
We have many other options as well, however Covid-19 managed restrictions do not allow us to use them (i.e. pickle ball, table tennis etc.).
2020/2021 Nutrien Sportsplex hours
Now into January we are back to our regular public hours. Those include:
Thursday 3 pm to 10 pm
Friday 10 am to 10 pm
Saturday 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday 10 am to 10 pm
For booking during regular public hours please contact the staff at 435-2325. Weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm you can also contact the Recreation Office at 435-3622.
IG Wealth Management world-wide golf league
Indoor golf league goes every Thursday night with tee times at 4:30 pm and 6 pm. If you would like to book a spot or get on the email list or just like further information please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharpe’s Crop Service
farmers world-wide golf league
If you are interested in getting on the email list just let me know at email@example.com!
League play goes Friday at 1 pm.
Friday night corporate league
Friday night mixed corporate scramble golf returns after a break for the holidays. This is a very casual “fun” night of golf with great company and prizes!
This week should be a lot of fun as one of the top indoor golfers also doubles as our sponsor. Expect a great game to be planned!
Friday, January 22: Tom’s Electric
Friday, January 29: Dairy Queen
Friday, February 5: Royal LePage
Friday, February 12: Pipestone Hills Golf Club
Friday, February 19: Sharpe’s Crop Service
Friday, February 2: Vaderstad
Friday, March 5: Celebration Ford
Friday, March 12: Witch’s Brew
Friday, March 19: Pharmasave
Friday, March 26: Conexus Credit Union
Friday, April 2: Uptown Hotel
Friday, April 9: Red Barn/Dano’s
Friday, April 16: Hub Agencies
Friday, April 23: Home Hardware
Friday, April 30: Wind-up Nutrien Mine
Obviously Covid-19 played havoc with weddings in the summer of 2020. If you are looking to rebook to 2021 we would be happy to help you out with the Convention Centre.
Now if you are looking for something a little different, we have an amazing offer for you! If you pop by the Outdoor Eventplex you will see our new gazebo. It is amazing and will have lights and plants and will be beautiful. This location will be available for bookings for outdoor weddings with the best part being if it is raining out you can move indoors to the Sportsplex at the same cost. As for the cost, it will only be $300!
Here is what is involved:
• Cost $300
• We supply the liquor license/liquor and servers
• You get the Eventplex (gazebo/stage, ground deck and raised deck)
• We supply outdoor and indoor chairs
If you are interested, let us know. We would love to show you the space and explain your options. Honestly it is a beautiful area with tons of opportunity.
For information please contact me at the Recreation Office at 435-3622 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Office electronic
For all community groups please keep in mind the electronic message board located in the Town Office Tower is available free of charge. To include a message on the board you can:
Contact the Recreation Office at 435-3622
Fax to Town Office at 435-3343
Email to Recreation Office at email@example.com
Moosomin Seniors Club
Moosomin Seniors Club have resumed their programming at the Sportsplex for the winter. If you would like details please contact the Recreation Office at 435-3622.
Find us on various media sites
You can find Moosomin Parks and Recreation at various web/social media sites including:
Moosomin Parks and Recreation Web Page
Mike Schwean Arena Schedule
Moosomin Parks and Recreation Facebook Site
Moosomin Parks and Recreation Instagram Site
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