May 16, 2022

Baseball Clinic Coming to Bradley Park
Moosomin Minor Ball has been active this spring booking a second major clinic. This one will be coming up on Saturday, May 28. This outstanding clinic is a four-hour session focusing on throwing, pitching, hitting, fielding and base running. Instructors include Geoff Freeborn (former pro pitcher/scout for the Cincinnati Reds) as well as multiple pro and college players.

Please check the Minor Ball Facebook page for details.

Parks and Rec Coming Events—awesome new listing
Casey has put together an awesome coming events listing on our Parks and Rec website. To view, visit our site at www.moosomin.com/parksandrec/upcoming-events.php. On the home page you will find a coming events tab around the top. Click on that and you will see what is coming up in the community. Click on that tab and you will find information about that actual event.

If you would like to post an event on the site, simply call Casey at 435-3622 and give her the information or better yet email Casey at c.mannletownofmoosomin@sasktel.net

There is no charge and the more detailed listing we can put together the better!

Borderland Co-op Aquaplex
We will have staff at the pool during weekdays. If you would like to stop in and register, ask questions etc. please feel free to do so! We have around 500 kids already registered so we expect another wonderful summer at the pool!

Mike Schwean Arena Summer Dry Ice Surface
We are booking in dry ice surface usage with both Minor Lacrosse and Generals Football and Minor Ball all booked in for spring. If you would like to book dry ice usage, please contact us at 435-3622.

Nutrien Sportsplex season comes to an end
We are now closed for the 2021/2022 season…it has been a wonderful one!! Thank you to all our patrons. Enjoy the summer and we look forward to having you back in 2022/2023!

Keep in mind we do have casual staff to work birthday parties, anniversaries and such. If you are interested in such a booking, please contact the Recreation Office direct at 435-3622

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.

2022 Friday Night Co-ed Slo Pitch League Coming to Bradley Park
We are now taking entries to the 2022 Friday Night Co-ed Slo Pitch season. Games go Friday nights at 6:30 pm and 9 pm at Bradley Park.

If you would like to enter a team please email us at msmn.rec.brd@sasktel.net or text 306-435-7578.
To date we have six teams registered including:
Mitt Ticklers
Snap Crackle Pop
Red Hot Oompaloompas
Lepine’s Roofing
Booze Cannons
Platypussies
McMashers
Ball Diamond Practice Bookings
While the diamonds are nowhere near ready for play, they will be at some point! Coaches/Managers are reminded they must pre-book diamonds for practice to be guaranteed a field.
If you would like to book a field please email me at msmn.rec.brd@sasktel.net or phone 306-435-3622.

Batting Cage
Completion of the batting cage is the first task on our staff to do list this spring. Once complete, like the field, the batting cage use will be given to those who pre-book, which also includes the pitching machine.

Rodeo/Gymkana Grounds
These grounds must also be pre-booked for use. We have several different groups using the facility including out-of-town use, so if you wish to use the facility, please pre-book again. You can email me at msmn.rec.brd@sasktel.net or phone 306-435-3622.

Programming Ideas??
Many of our best program ideas come from the general public. If you have something you would like us to consider please email us at msmn.rec.brd@sasktel.net or phone 435-3622.

2022 Parks and Recreation Award Nominations
Once again it is time for our 2022 Parks and Recreation Awards Call for Nomination. If you know someone in the community you feel is so very deserving of an award below please submit a letter of nomination to our Parks and Recreation Office telling us why!
Nomination letters and submissions can be mailed to Box 430 in Moosomin or hand delivered to the Town Office.

Categories include:
Mayor’s Award of Distinction – Sport/Culture/Parks/Recreation
Presented to an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to Community Sports, Community Culture, Community Parks and / or Community Recreation. This individual will have gone above and beyond the normal commitments, volunteer or otherwise, and their efforts will have left a lasting influence on the Community.

Mayor’s Award of Distinction – Culture/Music and Performing Arts
Presented to an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to Culture / Music / Performing Arts. This individual will have gone above and beyond the normal commitments, volunteer or otherwise, and their efforts will have left a lasting influence on the Community.

Community Councilor’s Achievement Award – Sport/Culture/Parks/Recreation
Presented to a Community Group/Service Club or Individual for their efforts on a Sport, Culture, Parks and / or Recreation Project. Preference will be given to projects which took place in whole or part in the year 2020 and/or 2021. Projects will have a lasting influence on the Community.

Corporate Community Builder Award
Presented to a Corporate Member of the Community for his/her/their contributions to the Sport, Culture, and Parks and or Recreation field. Contributions can mean anything from monetary donations to hands on work and his/her/their efforts will have a lasting influence on the Community. Preference may be given to contributions which took place in whole or part in the year 2020 and/or 2021/or 2022 but will also factor in an ongoing commitment.

Association/Team/Individual of the Year
Awarded to Moosomin and area Association/Athlete(s)/Teams who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their sport throughout the 2021 and or 2022 Calendar year and represented the Community in a most positive nature. This award may be given to either an Association , a team or an individual and is not age specific.

Legends Award
Awarded to Moosomin and area Athlete(s)/Teams who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their sport throughout any point in our community’s history. This team or individual will have achieved athletic success at a high standard and represented the Community in a most positive nature. This award is not age specific.

R.M. Award of Distinction – Sport/Culture/Parks/Recreation
Presented to a contributing RM rate payer who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to Moosomin Sports, Community Culture, Community Parks and/or Community Recreation. This individual will have gone above and beyond the normal commitments, volunteer or otherwise, and their efforts will have left a lasting influence on the Community.

Youth Award of Excellence
Awarded to Moosomin and area Youth (Under 19) who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to Community Sports, Community Culture, Community Parks and/or Community Recreation. This youth will have gone above and beyond the normal commitments, volunteer, athletics, performing or otherwise, and their efforts will have left a lasting influence on the Community. This award is not year specific but based on the individual’s Jr High and High School years.

This award is chosen by our staff at McNaughton High School.

Mike Schwean Arena Wall of Fame 2022 Inductees
We are excited as along with our Parks and Recreation Awards we have an amazing 12 new inductions into our Mike Schwean Arena Wall of Fame. 13 tremendous individuals with 13 wonderful stories!!

This group is the most diversified we have ever inducted including a member of our National Fastball Program, three members of the Skating Club and eight hockey players including three ladies who are in the midst of outstanding careers!!

Congratulations to all …inductions will take place in conjunction with our Parks and Recreation Awards!!

Our inductees include:
Andrea Wolf—Softball Canada
Casey McCormick—Moosomin Skating Club/Sask Skating
Shaelynn Driver—Moosomin Skating Club Sask Skating
Kristin Foy—Moosomin Skating Club/Sask Skating
Marshall Light—North Battleford North Stars SJHL
Kyle Bochek—Vancouver Giants WHL
Ava Metzger—Mount Royal University
Cheyenne Jamieson—Olds College
Phillip Fath—Notre Dame Hounds SJHL
Ashton Bender—Weyburn AAA Midget
Kayden Skulmoski—Grand Prairie AJHL
Blake Rasmusson­—Notre Dame Hounds SJHL
Bill Van Meer—Posthumous-Parks and Recreation.

2022 Bradley Park Ball Diamonds
When referencing ball diamonds, below indicates which diamond aligns with which sponsor:

Diamond 1 - Borderland Co-op Murray Newman Field
Diamond 2 - Elks Field
Diamond 3 - Guinness Field (Moosomin Moose Fraternity )
Diamond 4 - Kin Field
Diamond 5 - South end of Borderland Co-op Murray Newman Field
Diamond 6 - Pharmasave Field
Diamond 7 - Sharpe’s Field
Diamond 8 - Home Hardware Field

2022 Bradley Park Ball Diamonds
As I am sure patrons can understand, this has been a difficult year getting ball diamonds up and running due to the snow and cold. Last weekend we expected another dump of rain so that will set us back another week.

Regardless, we do have games scheduled for this week…likely needing to be rescheduled. You can contact the Rec Office at 306-435-3622 or Ferell Horn (Park Manager) at 306-435-7778 to get an update on whatever diamond you are scheduled for.

This week’s games/practices include:

Monday
Diamond 1 - 7U Baseball Practice
Diamond 2 - U15 Softball Game Redvers at Moosomin
Diamond 3 - U13 Baseball Game Redvers at Moosomin
Diamond 4 - U11 Baseball Game Moosomin 1 at Moosomin 2

Tuesday
Diamond 3 - U13 Softball Game Redvers at Moosomin 1

Wednesday
Diamond 1 - 18U Baseball Game Carnduff at Moosomin
Diamond 2 - 7U Baseball Practice
Diamond 4 - U11 Softball Game Kipling at Moosomin 2

Thursday
Diamond 2 - Trish Lowe Exhibition Game
Diamond 3 - U13 Softball Game Moosomin 1 at Moosomin 2
Diamond 4 - U19 Softball Practice

Friday
Diamond 2 - U9 Softball Practice

Sunday
Diamond 2 - Kyla Fingas Practice
Diamond 4 - U11 Softball Practice

Access Communications Community BBQ
Thursday, August 11 is a big date for us as we welcome Access Communications to town as they have chosen Moosomin as a host for their 2022 Community BBQ Tour. Who doesn’t love a great lunch BBQ but, making this even better, is our hope we will double the event as the Grand Opening for the IJACK Pump Track!!

Sportsplex Indoor Golf League
Our league play came to an end a few weekends back with our Championship Saturday. Lots of great golf…and a little not so great golf. In the end our 2021/22 winners consist of:

Open Championship
Championship Flight—Blair Hebert
1st Flight—Henry Reis
2nd Flight—Bob Heaman
3rd Flight­—Rob Bradley

Champions Tour
Championship Flight—Todd Volk
1st Flight—Mitko Tomov

LPGA Open Championship
Championship Flight­—Dawn McDonald

LPGA Champions Tour
Championship Flight—Wanda Radbourne

Congratulations to all our winners…and a big thank-you to all that played over the past winter. Here are a few stats that will know will knock your socks off:

• Thursday Night Open Rounds played 43 players and 565 rounds of golf
• Thursday Night Champions Tour Rounds played 16 players and 254 rounds of golf
• Thursday Night LPGA Rounds played 8 players and 124 rounds of golf
• Post Christmas Friday Night Fantasy Golf Rounds played 37 players and 266 rounds of golf
• In total league players we had 104 golfers playing 1,209 rounds of golf!