October 3, 2022

Riders vs. Ticats on the massive screen at Nutrien Sportsplex
Well there are not enough words to explain how the Riders have played the last two months . . . but we still have a lot of talent and we are now in “Any Given Sunday” territory.

So, there is no question that the biggest game of the season will be on Friday, October 7, when the Riders travel to Steeltown for a 5:30 pm gametime.

With regards to the playoffs we are pretty much down to “win and they’re in” . . . lose and we miss the playoffs in a Grey Cup hosting year . . . ugg!!

So, we are getting geared up to have the game live on our monster air screen. If weather allows we will run the game on the patio and if not, we will move indoors at the Sportsplex. Following the game we will hold our first Friday Night Fantasy indoor golf of the season! Should be a blast!

RECFEST at the Nutrien Sportsplex!!
We are busy planning our 2022/2023 season and first on our agenda is RECFEST 2022. This is the event where we offer “early bird” pricing on our winter programs. In addition, we try to bring in various groups who use our facility to enable citizens to inquire and sign up for. These include groups like our Seniors’ Club, various exercise classes and so forth. Finally Parks and Rec set up to inform residents of our programs such as our walking challenges, golf nights, bowling leagues etc.

This year RECFEST is scheduled for Thursday , October 6th from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Sportsplex).

6 Month Walking Track Memberships
Regular price $150
Recfest price $ 120

Seasonal Sportsplex Memberships (Adult)
Regular price $300
Recfest price $250

Seasonal Sportsplex Memberships (Youth)
Regular price $150
Recfest price $100

Flex Pass Sportsplex Memberships
Receive a 10% bonus on all memberships over $200

Christmas Parties
10% off all Christmas Party Bookings

For further details please contact Casey or Mike at the Rec office at 435-3622.

RECFEST Booths
If any community groups/organizations would like to use RECFEST as a registration night, you are more than welcome. Just give the Recreation Office number a call at 435-3622 and we will set you up with a table for the night.

Witching Hour on Wright Road—Part III
Moosomin Senior Rangers Alumni Committee along with Moosomin Minor Hockey Association are excited to be teaming up for their first co-project and it will be a blast!

We will be holding a Halloween Masquerade on Saturday, October 29, at the Conexus Convention Centre. Not only have we booked the top DJ company in Saskatchewan (Elite DJs from Saskatoon) but we booked the boss herself to come out and do the show!!

Tables of eight are just $160 with tons of special events going on including:
• Pre-event Sportsplex Specials
• 6:30 pm doors open
• 7:45 pm Costume Judging
• Top Table entered in the “Name that tune” game for great prizes
• Green room picture booth where you can get amazing group pictures on worldwide
• Backdrops at no extra cost
• Amazing DJ Music from 9 am to 2 am!

Dig out your old costumes and make some new ones . . . get your friends together and enjoy one of the best events of the year all the while supporting the Moosomin Senior Rangers and Moosomin Minor Hockey!

Also note that you can book your tables and we can collect at “will call” at the door, so it is that easy!!

For tickets contact 435-3622 or email msmn.rec.brd@sasktel.net

Chase the Ace returns for the winter!
Kinnetes Chase the Ace has returned to the Sportsplex on Saturdays. Make sure to check out their Facebook page and get a ticket. Proceeds always go to wonderful community projects!

Skating Club
The Skating Club are busy making plans for a busy, busy season as well. They have a couple new events they will host in 2022/2023 as well as extending ice bookings to the end of March 2023.

Initial plans for 2022/2023 include:
Wednesday, Nov. 2 Season starts
Sunday, October 23 Training Seminar
Sunday, January 15 Funfest Skating Seminar
Sunday, March 19 2023 Carnival
Friday, March 30 Last booking for the season

Moosomin Senior Rangers
This group has been busy behind the scenes as well preparing for another fantastic year of Big Six hockey. Lots of talk with potential players as the Rangers look to build on what really was an amazing first year back in the Big Six!

If you are new to town and interested in playing senior hockey this season we would love to hear from you. Give me a call at 435-7578 and I will pass your name along to the coaching staff!

Minor Hockey Tournament Dates
These are not yet set in stone however we do have a draft schedule of tournament dates. Here is a look at the projected schedule for Minor Hockey Tournaments:

U18 Rangers October 30
U15 Boys November 5, 6
U11 Badgers November 19, 20
U11 Rangers November 26, 27
U13 Rangers December 3, 4
U13 Provincial Team December 17, 18
U7 Rangers January 7, 8
U9 Rangers February 4, 5
U11 Carded February 18, 19
U15 Female Rangers March 11, 12
U13 Female Rangers March 25, 26

On Ice Officials Clinic
Officials are reminded the Sask Hockey Officials course is again online in 2022/2023. However, for younger or new officials there will be an online training opportunity scheduled for Sunday, October 9 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. To register please go online to Sask Hockey’s webpage.

Recreation Hockey Tournaments
We can pass along a few Recreation Hockey Tournament dates at this time as well, along with contacts for the events.
• Moosomin Leafs Tournament: Saturday, October 29 Contact Dale at 435-7212
• Iron Man 2023: March 30 – April 1

Contact Mike at 435-3622

Thursday Night Indoor Golf League
We are getting geared up for our Thursday night indoor golf season at the Sportsplex. League is for both guys and gals and runs Thursday night with a 4 pm and 6:15 pm tee time.

We send out emails on a bi-weekly basis. If you would like to be included on the list please email me at msmn.rec.brd@sasktel.net and I will get you on the list. It is non-committal in that you can play a week and miss a week(s), or play every week, whatever suits your schedule.

Friday Night Fantasy Golf League
We are also getting ready for our Friday Night Fantasy Golf League. This league is a little more casual as it is always a non-competitive scramble where players bet with play money. You can register as a team, a couple or an individual.

We try to start up in September and run for a few weeks, then shut down during the Christmas party season and then start back up in January and run to the end of April.

Again, this is non-committal in that you can play a week and miss a week(s), or play every week, whatever suits your schedule.

If you would like to be included on the list please email me at msmn.rec.brd@sasktel.net and I will get you on the list.

Snowbirds Indoor Golf
Those of you with some time on your hands who enjoy golf, this is for you! Wednesday and Fridays at 1 pm we have a group get-together at the Sportsplex and enjoy a round of indoor golf on one of our many world wide courses. Open to both men and ladies! For info email us at msmn.rec.brd@sasktel.net.

Royal Lepage Thursday Night King Pin Bowling
We will once again be looking to host a Thursday night community bowling league. Great opportunity to enter a team as a business, family or just a group of friends.

If you are interested please email the Rec Office at msmn.rec.brd@sasktel.net and I will pass your name along.

Walking Track
The walking track at the Nutrien Sportsplex is available for use. The track is a 360-foot indoor rubber walking track. For information, please contact Casey at 435-3622.

Walking Track Challenges
To make your walking more engaging, we have multiple walking challenges for you to test your distance over the winter. You do your walking and write down your laps, and we move you along the map to your destination.

• Trans Canada Walk – Across Saskatchewan
• Pacific Plunge – From Moosomin to the Pacific Ocean
• March to Mexico – From Moosomin to Mexico City

We are working on our fourth challenge, as amazingly, we have multiple walkers who have now completed all three challenges!

2022/2023 Curling Season
Moosomin Curling Club is also busy getting ready for another wonderful curling season. Curlers can expect the ice to be in around November 1 for the 2022/23 season.

If you have a team to register, please contact the Rec Office at msmn.rec.brd@sasktel.net.

2022/2023 Curling Bonspiels and Special Events
Moosomin Curling Club Executive will be announcing their 2022/2023 Bonspiel lineup in the coming weeks.

Having said that we do have one provincial curling event already on the schedule.
• STS Provincial Curling November 14-16

National Firefighters Bonspiels
This event is so exciting as Moosomin will host the Canadian Firefighters Bonspiel. The mega event is planned for March of 2024.

We are now looking for volunteers for the event and we will require lots. If you would be willing to help in some capacity please email either: Mike Schwean at msmn.rec.brd@sasktel.net or Dale Nixon at d.nixon@sasktel.net

Grow Community Curling
Moosomin Curling Club is joining up with CurlSask and Viterra to offer these exciting programs. The three CurlSask programs are designed to grow our curling community. The goal of the program is to assist our club to increase youth, adult and family participation in curling within our community.

The three programs include:
• The Curling Experience

Open to any age of the participants for those trying the sport for the first time.
• Viterra Youth Clinics

Open to Youth Curlers between the ages of 5 and 18 with a minimum of one year of experience.
• Viterra Blizzard Program

Is an eight-week Learn to Curl Program for those ages 6 to 12.

Watch for details and registration opportunities in the coming weeks.

Gymnastics Program at the Conexus Convention Centre
Jodie returns to the Convention Centre with the gymnastics program Thursday, September 29. Pre-Christmas the program runs on Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm. For information please email Jodie at rossgymandfit@gmail.com

Pickle Ball
Pickle Ball continues at the Conexus Convention Centre. The club has dedicated times which includes:
Monday 1 pm
Wednesday 7 pm
Thursday 1 pm

If you are interested in playing you can just show up (equipment will be waiting) or if you like more information Bill Thorn is the club captain. You can contact Bill at billt@sasktel.net

Moosomin Seniors Club
If you are new to town and looking for some Senior Programming our local Senior Club meet at the Nutrien Sportsplex multiple times a week:
Mondays 9 am to 12 noon
Tuesdays 1 pm to 5 pm
Thursdays 9 am to 12 noon
If you would like further information contact Yvonne at 306-646-7554.

What’s up at the Conexus Convention Centre this week
With fall on our door step things are getting busy at the Conexus Convention Centre. Here is a snap shot of what is going on this week:
Monday Pickleball 1 to 3 pm
Cadets 6 to 10 pm
Tuesday SGI All day
Wednesday SGI 8 am to 3 pm
Pickleball 7 to 9 pm
Thursday Pickleball 1-3 pm
Gymnastics 3:30-8:30 pm
Weekend Wedding Social