Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign
On behalf of our Parks and Recreation Department we extend our sincere gratitude to Tim Hortons who are once again supporting our Parks and Recreation Ventures with their 2020 Smile Cookie Campaign. 2020 will see the funds go towards the Tim Hortons Outdoor Eventplex. Actually 2020 concludes a five-year commitment by Tim Hortons at the Eventplex. Over the years Tim Hortons have donated close to $50,000 to the park, and what a beauty it has become. The bandstand, decking, gazebo, golf, irrigation, grass, etc. Honestly when visitors see the Eventplex they are speechless. It is that nice! So many thanks to Tims!
Thanks to everyone who supports this fantastic project and helped see it through from a barren, weed-filled area into one of our community’s gems!
Moosomin Skating Club Registration
Moosomin Skating Club have scheduled their annual registration night for October 1. The registration will be held at 6:30 pm at the Conexus Communiplex.
Moosomin Minor Hockey Registration
Moosomin Minor Hockey Association are also currently taking registrations for the 2020-21 season. To register go online to moosominminorhockey.com
Communiplex Winter Staff
We are excited about the group assembled for 2020-21. Here is a look at our upcoming staff:
Head Ice Maker Ferell Horn
Assistant Ice Maker Clayton Kinlein
Janitorial Services Bob Baczuk
Kitchen Services Jeff Cole
Pro Shop Services Jeff Cole
Ice Bookings Mike Schwean 435-3622
Communiplex winter bookings now open
We have started taking bookings for the 2020-21 season. If you have a carded, summer, private event you would like booked in, please call Mike at 435-3622 and we will work with you to have it included in our schedule.
Communiplex Covid-19 Reopen Plan!
Patrons can be reassured we have a well thought out plan to ensure all users and staff are as safe as possible from Covid-19.
With regards to dressing rooms we will use both the main entrances and the south entrance. With this system, patrons leaving and patrons arriving will never cross paths. Patrons are reminded to arrive no sooner than half an hour prior to events and vacate the rooms no more than half hour after events.
Dressing Rooms allocations will include (random times assigned below):
Practice 1 would use Rooms 1, 2, 6–Main entrance–9 am
Practice 2 would use Rooms 7, 8–South entrance–10:15 am (ends 11:15 am…out of rink by 11:45 pm)
Practice 3 would use Rooms 3, 4, 5–Main entrance–11:30 am
Practice 4 would use Rooms 7, 8–South entrance–12:45 pm (arrive 12:15 pm)
Practice 5 would use Rooms 1, 2, 6–Main Entrance–2 pm
Practice 6 would use Rooms 7, 8–South Entrance–3:15 pm
With regards to cleaning we have established a regular and dedicated cleaning routine with established Covid-19 “kill list” cleaners. Our choice of cleaners includes SaniSpray HP Airless Sprayer with VitalOxide Spray and Econo Chem-Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride.
This system allows for dressing rooms and high touch areas to be cleaned in around two minutes’ time which allows us to keep our schedule as laid out above!
For a complete “Communiplex Reopen” plan please feel free to contact the Recreation Office and we would be happy to forward it to you!
Communiplex schedule goes online!
It has been a while coming but 2020-21 will be the year the Communiplex ice schedule goes online in real time. While bookings must still be made through the Recreation Office, patrons will be able to look online to see the most up to date schedule. To access the schedule please go to https://kvisit.com/iv-yvAQ.
Communiplex Camera Tracking System
We are so very excited to proceed with this project due in full to the funding from Sharpe’s Crop Services. We are the first arena in Saskatchewan to sign on with IKS in this awesome project. Since then the Regina Co-operators along with all SJHL arenas have joined forces and this is gonna be cool!
IKS will be installing a tracking camera at the Communiplex. The camera automatically tracks the puck and in doing so the play. Keep in mind this is a high-end system. For those of you familiar with hockey TV, well this is hockey TV on steroids.
So, what happens is anyone anywhere will have the opportunity to purchase an app. On that app you will have the opportunity to watch all games live at the Communiplex in the comfort of your own home. So, for example, a grandparent living in Calgary can watch their grandchild play all the games at the Plex live and in real time.
We are expecting the system to arrive in the next two weeks and will offer further information on the app at that time. In addition, local businesses will have an opportunity to purchase advertising on these live games, so this is another opportunity to not only promote our amazing arena but also promote our local business community which is equally as amazing!
Summer Walking Paths/Winter Cross Country Skiing
It has been inspiring to work with Tim Hortons over the past five years. Now with the five years coming to a conclusion, the plans we set out with back in 2015 are now coming to fruition. One of those plans back five years ago was to develop 10 walking paths/skiing paths of various lengths around Bradley Park.
We now have identified all 10 of those paths! Coming in the summer of 2021 we will have 10 different paths all starting from the gazebo at the Eventplex. All paths will be marked with distances so you can track your distance. As well, all patrons who wish can have these added to the various walking programs at the Sportsplex to track your various Walking Challenges.
Coming in the winter of 2021/2022 will be cross country skiing on those same trails. Starting from the Sportsplex, patrons can enjoy a wonderful ski adventure around the park...all concluding back at the Sportsplex where you can enjoy a hot chocolate, coffee and a visit.
Once again thank-you to Tim Hortons for making this a reality!
2019 was a huge success as we hosted a one-night evening with all our Sportsplex programs/times. Programmers and instructors were on site to provide answers and take registrations. With that in mind we are excited about RECFEST 2020. In addition to everything else, we will have free coffee and snacks, announcement of new programming for 2020 and special discount pricing on Sportsplex memberships.
This year RECFEST will be held on Thursday, October 29 at the Sportsplex. Watch for details in the coming weeks along with a mailout in mid October! If you have any questions in advance feel free to contact Mike or Catherine at the Recreation Office 435-3622.
Royal LePage—King Pin Bowling is BACK!
We are excited Kim Setrum and the Royal LePage King Pins Bowling League is back for the second year. Last year was awesome! This year the league shifts to Thursdays which will tie in nicely with golf for a busy Thursday winter at the Sportsplex. If you are interested in entering a team (it is co-ed and built for fun!) you can Facebook Kim at https://www.facebook.com/kim.setrum.
IG Wealth Management World Wide Golf League
We are also excited for another year of IG Wealth Management WWW Golf League. 2019/20 got cut short due to Covid-19, however we will finish off the season on a Saturday in November. Our 2020/21 season will begin in late October (depending on the fall).
The way we run our league is to take registrations week by week (through email or phone). As such there is no long-term commitment as players earn points each week they play. If you would like to be placed on the email list please let me know. You can email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sportsplex Christmas parties
Last week we had our third Christmas party of the season booked at the Sportsplex. That was a quick reminder to begin our winter holiday scheduling. If you are interested in booking a Christmas party this coming winter please email Catherine at email@example.com and she will be thrilled to help you out!
Sportsplex excited to welcome Chase the Ace this winter!
We are so excited to have the Kinettes Club on board as they host Chase the Ace events every Saturday night starting in mid September. In addition to Chase the Ace we will offer specials every Saturday night on all our various games, including bowling, billiards, shuffleboard and various simulator games! Stay tuned for details, we will have a blast this coming winter!
Sportsplex reopens to public bookings
It is such an exciting time for us to be able to welcome people back to the Sportsplex. We are allowed 30 patrons on either side, so with that we are now taking bookings for private functions. If you are interested in booking a party, event please contact Catherine at 435-3622 and we will be extremely happy to help you out!
We welcome our walkers back
We are now allowed to have walkers back in the facility using their FOBs. We do have rules and regulations to follow so we ask you contact Catherine at 435-3622 and she will help you out.
We want to welcome our walkers back to the Sportsplex by treating them the right way. As such, if you had a walking pass membership, we will backdate those memberships back to March 1, 2020. So, for example, if you had the month of March and April paid for, we would extend your membership to include August and September. When you are ready to return, simply stop into the office or give Catherine a call at 435-3622 and we will get you set up. Past that…welcome back!
New walking challenge
While our longest challenge ever remains “March to Mexico City,” we now have tripled the stops along the way to help visualize the distance you have walked. In addition, the time off has allowed us to redo the distance recording system so all walkers and progressions will be kept on the main bulletin board.
Community Recreation plan moving along
We have taken great strides in our Community Recreation plan and are excited about releasing it to the public this winter. The information within is a comprehensive, cumulative snapshot of our survey responses and I am sure the public will be excited about where our department will be headed over the next decade.
2020 Parks and Recreation Awards Date
We are trying to wait patiently for Covid-19 regulations occupancy numbers to increase for our Convention Centre (it currently remains at 30). We considered doing this event “virtually,” however our Awards Night has become such a special event we really prefer to welcome our award winners in person so we can share so many amazing stories and say our thank-yous in person.
Once new capacity number are announced we will look at a date and event in which to hold our 2020 Awards.
2020 Parks and Recreation Awards Nominations
If you would like to nominate someone for consideration of a 2020 Parks and Recreation Award please perform the following:
• Choose the award in which you are nominating.
• In 500 words or less let us know why your nomination is the perfect choice!
Nominations can be: Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Box 430 in Moosomin.
Convention Centre Bookings
Our Municipal Council has always been innovative and forthright with regards to planning recreation infrastructure. So, when the Convention Centre was in the planning stages, council put together a plan that would give the community the most diversified, multipurpose, well used facility it could. While no one considered anything like Covid-19, the plan remains amazingly successful.
Due to Sask Health regulations (for Covid-19) our Convention Centre is unable to accept more than 30 patrons at a time. So, while a less versatile facility would sit empty over the winter, our Convention Centre is bustling with fall/winter plans. Included in our bookings are:
• Cadets-Monday Nights
• Club Basketball-Tuesday Nights
• Club Volleyball-Wednesday Nights
• Gymnastics-Thursday Nights
Throw in election polls, flu shot sessions, various meetings and special events and other events and we find our schedule filling up to capacity. Hats off to that council of the day as even through Covid-19 the facility continues to serve the community’s needs!
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