Narrows camp kitchen, 2017
Recreation facilities are one of the cornerstones of the Waskesiu experience. The Waskesiu Foundation, the Waskesiu Recreation Association, the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce, Parks Canada Agency and the Waskesiu Community Council, are all working collaboratively to revitalize Waskesiu’s recreation facilities. The Waskesiu Recreation Area Renewal is also identified by the community as a key project within Waskesiu's "Vision 2020 and Beyond" Community Action Plan.
The Waskesiu Recreation Association is a newly constituted, volunteer driven, non-profit organization responsible for Waskesiu’s recreation facilities and activities, and also leads, or assists with, many of the prominent events that have made Waskesiu a destination for so many.
Short term objectives:
Mid to longer-term objectives:
What’s already been done?
Phased approach - next steps:
Why renew Waskesiu's aging recreation facilities?
How will this project become a reality?
Want more information? Please contact us and we will be happy to discuss any of our projects with you.
Waskesiu has an exciting opportunity to have SaskTel high speed DSL internet services up and running by the summer of 2018. That will only happen, however, provided that sufficient capital can be raised by our community. See the details and how you can help here.
A new, full-sized 12 ft. X 24 ft camp kitchen was built at the Point View picnic site in fall 2016. The Point View picnic site is located on the shoreline of Waskesiu Lake, just west of the Marina. The new camp kitchen is an upgrade to the former small shelter over the stone fireplace at the Point View picnic site. The new camp kitchen incorporates the stone fireplace.
The new camp kitchen, with a forest green metal roof has a look similar to the camp kitchens at Birch Bay, South Bay and Paignton Beach..
The camp kitchen is sponsored by the Jones and Davidson families in memory of their
parents, Vic and Pearl Davidson.
A new camp kitchen was built in fall 2016 at the Narrows, in partnership with Parks Canada, It is on higher ground near the existing camp kitchen, which is to be decommissioned.
The new camp kitchen, with a forest green metal roof is complementary in appearance with the camp kitchens at the outlying picnic sites around Waskesiu Lake.
The camp kitchen is being sponsored by the Roy family in memory of their son, brother, and uncle, Chris.
Now that Point View and Narrows camp kitchens are completed, every camp kitchen in the townsite and around Waskesiu Lake has been refurbished or built new, thanks to the community's generosity.
Shack Tent Replacement
We are pleased to partner with the Waskesiu Heritage Museum to replace the Shack Tent, its key exhibit. The existing Shack Tent has deteriorated to the point wherer it can no longer be repaired, and the Waskesiu Foundation is funding the purchasse of new materials to replace it. The new Shack Tent will be built off-site with volunteer labourand moved to Waskesiu in spring 2018.
In partnership with the Lobstick Golf Club at the Waskesiu Golf Course, a trophy shelf was added to the Clubhouse in August 2017 to properly display the trophies that represent some memorable golf played on this renowned golf course.
In partnership with Parks Canada and a donation from the RCMP golf tournament, the Waskesiu Foundation helped to fund the purchase of two newer breathing apparatus.
Point View camp kitchen, 2017
Waskesiu Fire Dept. Breathing Apparatus
The mini-golf course will contribute to the Waskesiu experience.
Net profits generated will be shared between donations to the Waskesiu Foundation and improved recreational programs and facilities by the Waskesiu Recreational Association, including mid to longer-term projects listed here.
Existing Shack Tent.
Beaver and lodge for mini golf hole18
Waskesiu Golf Course Club House
Bear and mini-golf hole under construction
Community Message Centre May 2017
Waskesiu Foundation - Enhancing the Waskesiu Experience
A charitable organization supporting recreational, social, cultural and environmental activities that enhance the Waskesiu experience