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Facility Projects and Upgrades

Information about recreational facility projects will be posted here.

Potential Multi-Purpose Facility (Arena)

In the fall of 2021, the City applied for a grant to construct a multi-purpose facility to replace our Arena. If approved, the facility is proposed to contain a new arena, pleasure skating rink, field house, community centre and office space.

Right now, we are playing the waiting game. This grant is funded by both the federal and provincial government, meaning both levels of government have to approve it. Our application has made it past the first round of review at the Provincial level and is now being reviewed at the Federal level. We expect to be notified of their decision by the end of July, 2022.

Furthermore, as our Arena burnt down, we are also waiting on our insurers to come to an agreed settlement for our claim. This process is still ongoing. We want to assure residents that we have not been waiting quietly. We are on regular calls with insurance working out the details of the settlement of our claim.

In addition to financing our new facility, the City has been working on some pre-planning for the proposed multi-purpose facility. Pre-planning includes analyzing different construction methodologies (the different methods and contracts used for designing and constructing a facility) and working on the first draft of the project governance model that will outline who is responsible for what during the project’s design and construction. Both should be ready to introduce to Council at the end of June.

Walking Trail

The approved walking trail project is funded by a grant and will connect the walking path in Lions Park in the City to the walking path in Flying Dust. Surveying and test hole drilling has been completed and we have just received a first draft of a proposed design. A public information session will be scheduled once the proposed design has been reviewed internally. Construction is scheduled to begin, if all goes according to plan, in July 2022 with project completion set for October 2022. 

Skate Park

The tender for Design-Build of the skate park has been issued and will end June 30th. After this, the submitted proposals will be evaluated and a recommendation for award will be made to Council. Council will then need to award the tender and then construction can begin. Recreation Manager Regan Beck is still on the hunt for more donors and sponsors! For more information or to donate or sponsor the project contact Rec Manager, Regan Beck at