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City of Yorkton News
September 8 to September 14, 2005


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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

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

Date:  September 14, 2005
Time: 7:00 p.m..
Location: Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room



Job Opportunities
Full Time Instructors/Lifeguards

Two Full Time Instructor/Lifeguards: Primary responsibilities include the delivery of program and supervision of patrons.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Instruction of learn to swim and special event programs 
  • Lifeguard supervision of wave pool facility 
  • Some shifts will require lead hand duties


  • Lifesaving Instructor 
  • National Lifeguard, Standard First Aid 
  • Program delivery experience 
  • Possess and maintain R.C.M.P. security clearance and a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan driver's license

$917.60 - $991.20 biweekly

Hours of Work:      Shift work, evening and weekend work is involved. 

Interested applicants may forward their resume, including three references and telephone number no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 30th to: 

Director of Human Resources 
City of Yorkton - Box 400 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3 
Fax: 306-786-6880 

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on September 12, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP)

If you had Uninsured Property Damage due to the Flash Flood that occurred on June 17, 2005 in the City of Yorkton you may be eligible for assistance under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program.

You may pick up the Claim Form and information package from the Department of Planning and Engineering on the Second Floor of City Hall located at 37 Third Avenue North. These forms are then to be returned to City Hall for submission to the Provincial Government. For further information, please call 786-1730.

Please note deadline for submission to PDAP is December 17, 2005.




Traffic Alert!
BradBrooke Drive / Gladstone Avenue

The City of Yorkton, under the 2005 Capital Works Program and in conjunction with the Canada Saskatchewan Infrastructure Program (CSIP), will commence construction on the Bradbrooke Drive / Gladstone Avenue intersection on Thursday, September 1st, 2005. This project is expected to be completed in 3-4 weeks. During construction, efforts will be made to keep the east-west legs of the intersection open, however residents are encouraged to use the alternate routes designated in the map below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Planning and Engineering at 786-1730.




Employment Available
Kinsmen Arena Concession Clerk(s)

The City of Yorkton is seeking friendly and energetic Concession Clerk(s) for the upcoming busy winter season at our Kinsmen Arena.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of foods and serving the public by providing courteous, friendly service. 
  • Operate kitchen equipment including grill, deep fryer, popcorn machine, coffee urn, etc.
  • Maintain positive attitude with users, general public, and working cooperatively with all City Departments.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety standards.
  • Collect monies, issue receipts, balance cash daily and compile statistics related to concession and facility usage.
  • Assist in maintaining an inventory of materials and supplies.
  • Monitor concession equipment operation, and report situations requiring attention.
  • Perform janitorial duties within the concession as may be required.
  • Perform duties without close supervision.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Parks Supervisor.


  • Related experience in the food and beverage industry. 
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a Safe Food Handling Certificate from Saskatchewan Health. 
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and courteously with the public and other civic employees.
  • Knowledge and experience operating all types of kitchen equipment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Provincial driver's license.
  • Possession of or ability to attain a valid recognized first aid certificate.
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP Security Clearance.

Salary:      To commensurate based on experience

Hours of Work:     Shift work, evening, weekend and holiday work is involved

Interested applicants should forward resume, including three references and telephone number, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2005 to:

Director of Human Resources 
City of Yorkton 
P.O. Box 400 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan 
S3N 2W3 
Fax: 306-786-6880 

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Gallagher Centre Water Park 
Opening Day September 15, 2005

Free Leisure Swims
Tickets available for the following times:
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
9:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Pick up your ticket today at:
City Hall
Gallagher Centre
Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Hometown Sports

Features Include:
  • Zero Depth Entry
  • Two Story Waterslide
  • Wave Pool
  • Lazy River
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam Room
  • Sauna
  • Birthday Party Room
For the information contact the
 Water Park at 786-1744



Centennial Skateboard Festival

Friday, September 9, 2005 
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Smith Street - in front of the Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre between 3rd & 4th Avenue

Activities to include:

  • Godzilla vs. Skateboarders Opening Reception at the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery
  • Hot Dog Barbeque 
  • Unveiling of Yorkton's new skate ramps 
  • Demonstration by the United Riders from Vancouver 
  • Best trick competition sponsored by Pulse Apperal
  • Performance by "Iron Roses"

For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750.




GHCC Hours of Operation

Starting Monday September 19th, 2005

Monday - Friday 
8:30 am to 10:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday 
NOON to 5:00 pm

We are open on all stat holidays from 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

For more information call the GHCC at 786-1777




Fitness With a Flare

Aerobics & Fitness Classes 
Instructor: Mary Scriver

Tuesdays & Thursdays 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

For more information call Mary at 782-1048




Yoga Sessions

Tuesday Nights 
Class #1 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Class #2 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre 
Instructor: Jennifer Dickie 
Cost is $60.00/session

Session 1 
September 20 to November 22, 2005

Session 2 
January 17 to March 21, 2006

To register call Leisure Services at 786-1777




Landfill Hours

The fall landfill hours are as follows:


Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


Please enter no later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.