A new beach volleyball court was constructed on the other half of the original lawn bowling area. The court received support through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, administered by PrairiesCan.
Over 60 volunteers built the fantastic nature-themed playground in 2015 which was supported by 210 donors and project partner Parks Canada.
We partnered with Parks Canada to install 100 memorial benches in or near the Waskesiu townsite providing a place to rest, reflect or visit. This popular program is sold out. If you would like you name placed on the memorial bench waiting list, please contact us.
A total of 17 memorial benches and 8 memorial chairs were installed in 2022 on the recreation grounds in partnership with the Waskesiu Recreation Association. New portable benches were added to the tennis courts as well.
We've refurbished 6 camp kitchens in the townsite, 2 at Paignton Beach, 1 at Namekus, plus built new camp kitchens at South Bay, Birch Bay, Point View & the Narrows. A new multi-season camp kitchen was built in the townsite and at Crean Lake too - all in partnership with Parks Canada. Special thanks to those who sponsored individual camp kitchens.
Several slacklines with overhead obstacles help improve grip, upper body strength, and boost confidence in kids. Special thanks to Alison Montgomery and Gord Surkan for sponsoring this fun feature.
The 9 hole disc golf course located in the day use area near the main beach was built. The course is free to use.
The driving range is a place where families and visitors, even those who are not avid golfers, can come and take part in the Waskesiu Golf Course experience. This project included re-landscaping the area with decorative shale, revitalization of the existing path & brick work, new walkway trim, seating areas, user-friendly mats and dividers.
Gordie Howe lived, worked, golfed and fished at Waskesiu during his hockey career and called Waskesiu his “favourite place on earth”. The Gordie Howe Memorial Fitness Park was dedicated by his son, Murray in August of 2018 with athletic tile added in spring of 2019.
Activities like basketball, volleyball, futsal/soccer, floor hockey and dodgeball can be enjoyed by all ages and fitness levels. Named in honour of Johnny Bower - a star goaltender for the Toronto Maple Leafs who was an assistant golf pro, cottage owner and owner of the Johnny Bower Coffee Shop in Waskesiu during the 1950s.
The design of the 18 hole mini golf course reflects natural, historic and cultural themes, and the iconic treasures we know and love in and around Waskesiu and Prince Albert National Park. Learn more about where Little Al's Mini Golf got its name.
This beautiful, full-sized court with benches on either end opened in 2021. Special thanks to Lorne McConaghy and family for sponsoring the shuffleboard court in memory of Norma McConaghy.
We helped fund this giant black and white board for outdoor chess & checkers. Stand on the playing surface and move the giant pieces!
A popular game that can be enjoyed in an outdoor setting. The table funded by the Waskesiu Recreation Association is often housed under the picnic shelter.
A heavy duty table is on the resurfaced asphalt pad between the Recreation Building and the new picnic shelter.
Support for winter skating and hockey at the Paul G. Horne Community Arena.
Cart paths at the Waskesiu Golf Course were improved through the Paving the Way project in 2014.
The picnic shelter near the tennis courts sponsored by the Reel Rave International Film Festival was constructed so it can be used for small gatherings, presentations, as a concert stage and of course picnics!
Building repairs and landscaping including removal of crumbling pathways, trees and roots plus the relocation of electrical wiring - all in line with FireSmart principles. The front steps were repaired and soil around the building was levelled to improve drainage.
We've proudly supported improvements to the Red Deer Trail which features three loops totalling 19km around the town of Waskesiu and the east shore of Waskesiu Lake.
Refurbishment of the lawn bowling area led to the construction of four lawn bowling rinks. Huge thanks to the Hesje family for their generous support of this project along with PrairiesCan, Parks Canada and the Waskesiu Recreation Association. The grand opening takes place June 30, 2022.
We're a proud supporter of the Crown the King outdoor swim race.
We're a proud supporter of the Outter Limits Fun Run held annually in fall.
Two donors helped purchase a tennis ball serving machine, cover and ball collector/hopper. The equipment is available at the tennis courts.
Resurfacing the tennis courts was our first project and the catalyst for us to be founded as a registered charity in 1999. We've resurfaced six tennis courts and converted two of them to multi-use as tennis and pickleball courts. Fencing repairs have also been completed.