City of Yorkton News
October 29 to November 4, 2009

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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on November 9, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.



Public Skating

Sunday Nights
Starting October 4, 2009
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $2.25 per person or $5.50 per family
<paid at the Securtek Information Kiosk>
For more information call 786-1740.

Public Skating:
Sunday Nights
Starting October 18, 2009
6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Pre-School Seniors Skate:
Wednesday Afternoons
Starting October 14, 2009
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All programs at Kinsmen Arena are FREE of CHARGE.
For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750.



Halloween Movie Madness

Click Here to view the detials in Adobe PDF format



Job Opportunity
Event Coordinator

(Maternity Leave – Jan 2010 – February 2011)

The City of Yorkton is recruiting for a Full Time Event Coordinator at the Gallagher Centre.  This is a term position to cover a maternity leave.   This position will appeal to a person who truly enjoys working with people and achieving success through running successful events and functions for other people, our customers.  The successful applicant will need to be a high energy person with an outgoing personality.  If you enjoy achieving results through your success with others, don’t mind deadlines and can work through the occasional pressure cooker situation then you’ll love working at the Gallagher Centre.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Market/show facilities to customers
  • Prepare and complete contracts and billing for facility bookings
  • Client follow up before, during and after the event/function
  • Coordinate set up for events/functions including seating, sound, food etc.
  • General office and customer service responsibilities


  • Event Management/Hospitality training with a minimum of 1-3 years of experience
  • Excellent computer skills – ability to work with Excel, Class and/or Event Pro software would be an asset
  • Ability to multi-task and work under deadlines
  • Ability to work well with the public and often times more than one person or a group at any given time
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of billing and receipting procedures
  • Must have good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekend work both days and evenings
  • A valid class 5 Saskatchewan driver’s license
  • RCMP security clearance

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  This position will close Friday October 30th, 2009. Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references to:

City of Yorkton
Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK   S3N 2W3
  Fax:  (306)786-6880

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



Public Works
Seized Vehicles for Sale

The City of Yorkton, Public Works Department will have the following seized vehicles for sale by sealed bid.

  1. 1992 Chrysler Fifth Avenue, SN 1C3XV66L0ND760924
  2. Year unknown, Dodge Caravan, SN 1B4GH44R7NX129176
  3. Year Unknown, Dodge Shadow, SN 1B3BP44D4LN230125
  4. Year Unknown, Pontiac Sunbird, SN 1G2JD11K1K7606114
  5. 2002, Ford Expedition, SN 1FMPV18L82LA82130

The mechanical condition of these vehicles is unknown. All vehicles will be sold "As is Where is, Without Warranty". Bid forms can be picked up at the Public Works Department, 85 York Road East, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. All bids must be received at the Public Works Department before 12:00PM, Friday, November 13th. For more information or to book an appointment call 786-1760.



Youth Nights at the
Gallagher Centre are back!

Try a different sport every month and swim until midnight!
The next one is: Friday, October 30th

  • Try Soccer in the Flexi-hall from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It's FREE!
    Open to ages 8-12 and 13-18
  • Midnight Swim in the Water Park from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. It's FREE!
    Open to ages 12 and up

Free snacks and draws for door prizes!



Public Works
Equipment for Sale

Offers to purchase the following equipment by sealed bid will be received by the Fleet Operations Manager, 85 York Road East, P.O. Box 400, Yorkton Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3 up to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2009.

  1. 1998 Ford ½ ton, 4.6L V8, Auto, 164270 km
  2. 1999 GMC ½ ton, 4.8L V8, Auto, 140582 km
  3. 1999 GMC ½ ton, 4.8L V8, Auto, 178698 km
  4. 1999 Chevrolet Astro Cargo Van, 4.3L V6, Auto, Air, 216,527 km
  5. 1989 Ford F900 5 Ton, 7.8L Ford Diesel, Allison Auto, 22,500 kg GVW, 12yd gravel box with side discharge salt/sand spreader, 5272hours
  6. 1994 Caterpillar 224B rubber tired excavator, 3116 engine, air, Manual Weldco-Beales quick coupler, 36” dirt bucket, stabilizers, approx. 10,000 hours

All equipment is subject to a reserve bid amount. If the reserve is not met the vehicle will not be sold. All machines may be viewed at the Public Works Department, 85 York Road East, Yorkton, Saskatchewan by appointment only.  GST will be added to bid amount.

Public Works Dept.



Special Inaugural City Council Meeting

will be held on

Monday, November 2, 2009
5:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall



Hayland Lease
at Yorkton Municipal Airport

The Yorkton Airport Authority is accepting bids for approximately 456 acres of hayland to be leased. The lease term will be for 6 years beginning in 2010 and ending in 2015.

Bid forms along with the proposed lease agreement are available at the Planning and Engineering Dept., City of Yorkton, 37 Third Ave North, Yorkton, (306)786-1730 from Monday to Friday, 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.

Bids shall be received up to 2:00 pm. C.S.T., Tuesday November 10th, 2009, and shall be in a sealed envelope clearly marked "Hayland Lease at Yorkton Municipal Airport". All bids are to be addressed to the Manager of Engineering, City of Yorkton, P.O. Box 400, Yorkton, SK, S3N 2W3.



Tourism Community
Champions Workshop

The City of Yorkton and Tourism Yorkton are pleased to present:
Tourism Community Champions Workshop
November 6 & 7, 2009
Gallagher Centre – Yorkton, SK

This FREE Workshop will assist participants in becoming more knowledgeable
about the economic benefits of tourism and a more informed champion
for tourism growth in their community.

For more information or to register contact Randy Goulden, Tourism Yorkton
at 783-8707 or



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