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City of Yorkton News
December 25 to December 31, 2003


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Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

Please note that the meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Protective Services Commission will be held on:

Date:  January 20, 2004
Time: 7:00 a.m. 
Location: Meeting Room "A", City Hall

Please note that the meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Economic Development Commission will be held on:

Date:  January 20, 2004 
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Good Spirit REDA Boardroom 
23D Smith Street West



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on January 5, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.



Season's Greetings
 From Mayor & Council

To Residents of Yorkton

I want to thank each of you for your input into our community over the past year. Christmas is that time of year when we try to take time out to be with family and friends and to give to those in need. Wouldn't it be nice to have that feeling year round?

Together we can make our City and our world a better place, and it starts right here at home.

On behalf of the hard-working men and women of the City of Yorkton, and members of City Council and myself:

Have a Merry Christmas 
And a very Safe and Happy New Year!

Mayor Phil DeVos, Council and All Employees of the City of Yorkton




Downtown Parking

Free Parking: Downtown for a maximum of 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon, Monday to Saturday (except where otherwise posted).
Worry-Free Parking: You may purchase a worry-free, full-day parking pass in the downtown core at a cost of: 
$10 1 month 
$20 3 months 
$30 6 months 
$50 12 months

Valid at all City of Yorkton parking lots found on: First Ave.; corner of First Ave. & Smith St.; corner of Third Ave. South & Livingstone St.; and Myrtle Ave.

Parking Meter Rates: Public Parking lots with coin-operated meters are offered for your convenience at the following rates: 
$0.10 25 minutes 
$0.25 1 hour 
Maximum five-hour limit. Including Saturday.
Parking Tickets: For your convenience, there is a slot located in the front entrance of City Hall for the purpose of paying parking tickets, water bills, etc.

For more information on municipal bylaws, call 786-1717.




Christmas Holiday Public Skating and Shinny Time
Kinsmen Arena 

Public Skating
Saturday, December 21st 
Saturday, December 28th 
Sunday, December 29th 
Monday, December 30th 
7:45pm - 9:00pm
7:45pm - 9:00pm
7:00pm - 8:30pm
7:15pm - 8:45pm
Friday, December 27th 
Sunday, December 29th 
Tuesday, December 31st 
Thursday, January 2nd 

3:15pm - 4:30pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Kinsmen Arena will be closed the following dates throughout the Christmas holidays:
December 20 
December 23 
December 24 
December 25 
December 26 
December 31 - evening 
January 1 - day time




Family Skating Schedule
Parkland Agriplex

Sunday December 21, 2003  
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday December 28, 2003 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday January 11, 2004  7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday January 18, 2004  7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday January 25, 2004 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


YOUTH/ADULT (14+)  $2.00
CHILDREN (6-13) $1.50



Christmas Break 
Kids Convention

An opportunity for children to participate in recreational activities over the Christmas break. A variety of sports, games and crafts with a seasonal theme.

December 22-23 and 29-31, 2003 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm 
(lunch hour will be supervised if required) 
$50.00/participant for the week 
Only 25 registrations will be taken

To register call the G.H.C.C. at 786-1777.




Aquatic Centre News

Water Safety Instructor
Prepares candidate to instruct the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program
December 27th to December 31st 
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Fee: $255.00. Price includes materials and certification fees.

Arthritis Aquacize
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Tuesdays and Fridays 
Regular admission. 
Aquacize class to help increase in joint mobility

Swim registrations for the winter session are now being accepted. The next set of lessons will begin on January 5th, 2004.

Please be advised:
The hot tub at the Agriplex Pool is now open!




Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Walking/Jogging Track

The Kinsmen Walking Track at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre is a 140m rubberized indoor track that is convenient and removed from the elements for walkers and joggers. No bookings for the track are necessary and a variety of track passes are available. The hours of operation and costs are:

Open 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Friday 
Noon to 5 p.m. weekends 
 $1 per visit or monthly pass for $15

Starting December 3rd, 2003, the Kinsmen Walking Track will be closed on Wednesdays from 7:30pm - 8:30pm because the Yorkton Crusaders Track Club will be training.

This will remain in effect from December 3rd, 2003 to April 2004. The City of Yorkton apologizes for any inconvenience. Thank you for your cooperation.

Birthday Parties

The Gloria Hayden Community Centre takes bookings for birthday parties. The gymnasium can be booked for games and activities and tables and chairs can be set up in a separate area for birthday presents and cake. 

Please call the Gloria Hayden Community Centre at 786-1777 for more information about birthday party bookings.




Bid Yorkton

Is your organization trying to plan or bid on a special event in Yorkton? 
Don't know where to start?

The City of Yorkton and Tourism Yorkton have designed a package that will include all the information you need to plan or bid on an event, big or small. 
The package includes information on:
  • Accommodations 
  • Convention Facilities 
  • Catering Services 
  • Area Attractions 
  • Transportation Distances

The Bid Yorkton Package will come with standard information and can be tailored to fit your specific needs.

The Bid Yorkton Package is available to all groups, clubs and organizations planning to host an event in the City of Yorkton.

For more information contact Tourism Yorkton at 783-8707.




Are you Celebrating a Special Event?

The City of Yorkton would like to recognize citizens of Yorkton who are celebrating a "milestone birthday" or Golden Anniversary or better, by sending a letter and congratulatory certificate.

If you, or someone you know, will be celebrating such an occasion, please contact City Hall at 786-1705.