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City of Yorkton News
June 12 to June 18, 2003


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Leisure Services
Request Expressions of Interest

The City of Yorkton Family Leisure Steering Committee is seeking submissions from businesses, developers, professionals, and other private sector organizations interested in developing and/or locating commercial space within the new Yorkton Family Leisure Centre. Through a design team led by Hutchinson Architects Inc., the desired commercial space and uses will be a component of a significantly larger social and recreational facility. This revitalization project will front the City's West Broadway Commercial Corridor, directly across from another major future redevelopment project.

The proposed Leisure Centre (+10,220 mē) will encompass the revitalization and expansion of the Yorkton Parkland Agriplex and Aquatic Centre, with a construction component in the order of approximately $15,000,000. The proposed Centre will feature a new leisure pool, a fitness/wellness center, an indoor soccer/flexihall, activity centers for seniors, youth and children, the curling club, the arena and a new social center 'heart', as well as associated and compatible retail/commercial activities. In addition to the social/recreational components of the building, additional parking and landscaping will be integrated into the overall site design.

Individuals or organizations interested in this exciting commercial opportunity are encouraged to contact the City of Yorkton for more information. Enquiries and Expressions of Interest shall be directed to:

Darcy McLeod, Chairman 
Yorkton Family Leisure Centre Steering Committee 
City of Yorkton 
P.O. Box 400 
37-3rd Avenue North 
Yorkton, SK, S3N 2W3 
Phone 306-786-1753 
Fax: 306-786-6880 

Expressions of Interest should be submitted no later than 1:00 pm on Monday June 16, 2003 and should include a business description, the desired commercial space, and/or a statement of interest or qualifications if a Developer.




Yorkton Family Leisure Centre 
Public Open House

Tuesday June 17th 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Parkland Agriplex Lobby

This is a public input session on the final design of the Yorkton Family Leisure Centre. This is another opportunity to provide feedback to the Steering Committee and the Architects.

Plan to attend to see what the Yorkton Family Leisure Centre is all about and how it will benefit our community.

For more information contact: Leisure Services at 786-1750




Next Council Meeting

The Next council meeting will be held on June 16, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.



Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

The next meeting of the Protective Services Commission will be held on: 

Date:  June 17, 2003
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall

The next meeting of the Economic Development Commission will be held on: 

Date:  June 17, 2003 
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Good Spirit REDA Boardroom
23-D Smith Street W.

The next meeting of the Yorkton Public Library Board will be held on:

Date:  June 17, 2003 
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room



Job Opportunity

City of Yorkton -- Leisure Services is seeking applications 

Reporting to the Facilities Supervisor, The Facilities Labourer performs various duties related to the general operation of the various Leisure Services operated facilities. The focus of this position will involve, but not be limited to, the general operation and maintenance of the Kinsmen Arena.

Deadline for Applications will be Friday, June 20th, 2003 at 3:30 p.m.

Additional information is available in Employment.




Yorkton's 75th Birthday Celebration

In 2003, Yorkton celebrates its 75th Birthday as a City. The Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission is hosting a variety of events next week to commemorate the event. Also included is the launch of the book, The Whiskey Man, which follows the saga of the Balmoral Hotel. 

See information on The Whiskey Man or 
general historical information in our History Section.

Schedule of Events 
(to be held in the Main Lobby and Council Chamber of City Hall)

Tuesday June 17th 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Proclamation of Yorkton's 75th Birthday 
Launch of the book, THE WHISKEY MAN 
Cake cutting 
Historical exhibit of photos and small artifacts
Wednesday June 18th
11:00am to 4:00pm
Historical exhibit of photos and small artifacts. 
Sale of the book, THE WHISKEY MAN.
Thursday June 19th 
11:00am to 2:00pm
Historical exhibit of photos and small artifacts. 
Sale of the book, THE WHISKEY MAN



Aquatic Centre News

Registration has begun at the Parkland Agriplex Aquatic Center!! The first summer session begins on June 16th. We run all AquaQuest swimming levels, as well as lifesaving and leadership courses. Be sure to register early to secure your place in the class you want. Space is limited and the classes will fill up!

For more information on these or other Aquatic Center programs, call 786-1744.




Garage Sale Signs 

Spring and Summer are the time of year for yard and garage sales. It is illegal to place signs of any type, including those for yard sales, on boulevards, lamp posts, sidewalks or other City property. Your best advertising is still your local newspaper. Garage Sale signs are to be placed on your own private property for location identification.

City of Yorkton Sign Regulations Bylaw #16/2003 states the following:

  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to a fence, pole, tree, or any object in a public street or place.
  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to or standing on the ground in any public street or place.

Signs in violation of this bylaw will be picked up at owner's expense.

Bylaw Control Dept.