Waskesiu Foundation - Enhancing the Waskesiu Experience
A charitable organization supporting recreational, social, cultural and environmental activities that enhance the Waskesiu experience
Existing Point View picnic site fireplace
New surface with blue pickle ball lines added to tennis courts
South Bay example of outlying area camp kitchen
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.
Recreation facilities are one of the cornerstones of the Waskesiu experience. The Waskesiu Foundation, with support from the Waskesiu Community Council, in conjunction with the Waskesiu Recreation Association, the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce and Parks Canada Agency, are working collaboratively to revitalize Waskesiu’s recreation facilities.
This exciting project includes:
Mid to longer-term:
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 our projects with you.
The Point View picnic site is located on the shoreline of Waskesiu Lake, just west of the Marina. The Waskesiu Foundation is upgrading the stand-alone stone fireplace at the Point View picnic site with a new, full-sized 12 ft. X 24 ft. camp kitchen that will preserve the stone fireplace.
The new camp kitchen, with a forest green metal roof will have a look similar to the camp kitchens at Birch Bay, South Bay and Paignton Beach.
The restoration is being sponsored by the Jones and Davidson families in memory of their
parents, Vic and Pearl Davidson. The target for completion is fall 2016.
The camp kitchen at the Narrows is in a low, wet location and is in need of replacing. The Waskesiu Foundation, in partnership with Parks Canada, is constructing a new, full-sized 12 ft. X 24 ft. camp kitchen on higher ground near the existing camp kitchen, which will then be decommissioned.
The new camp kitchen, with a forest green metal roof will be 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. The camp kitchen will be built at the same time as the Point View camp kitchen in fall 2016.
When Point View and Narrows camp kitchens are completed, every camp kitchen in the townsite and around Waskesiu Lake will have been refurbished or built new, thanks to the community's generosity.
Thanks to a generous donation from Gordon Rawlinson and family, the tennis court surfaces were cleaned, repaired, and repainted in June 2016. Secondary lines were added to courts 5 and 6 to facilitate playing pickle ball, which completes one of the Recreation Area Renewal project deliverables. Work was completed in time for the Saskatchewan Tennis Association to use all courts in time for their tournament on June 16-17. There was nothing but positive remarks regarding the courts' appearance and function.
Ventilation was improved in the Community Hall with the addition of five whisper quiet ceiling fans. Installation was completed in June 2016, making the Community Hall ready for the summer. There are now five 52-inch whisper quiet ceiling fans added, three across the front and two down the middle.The existing fan at the back of the hall was retained.
Whisper Quiet ceiling fans for Community Hall