A total of 17 memorial benches and 8 memorial chairs will be installed this summer on the recreation grounds in partnership with the Waskesiu Recreation Association. A similar memorial bench program with Parks Canada has been sold out for years, resulting in a waiting list. Thanks to those on the memorial bench waiting list who sponsored the new recreation area's benches and chairs. New portable benches will be added to the tennis courts as well.
If you would like you name placed on the memorial bench waiting list, please contact us.
It was brought to our attention that the ball diamond is in need of some improvements and we're happy to tackle that along with the Waskesiu Recreation Association. Under consideration is refurbishing the infield by sizing, staking and levelling it, while grading it for consistency and drainage. Portions of the outfield likely require some additional soil and reseeding of grass. We're also considering repairing the backstop and possibly adding player benches. This project is expected to take place in fall of 2022.
Namekus Lake is located just 10 km south of Waskesiu off of Highway #263. This small, peaceful lake is closed to motorized watercraft, making it a popular destination for campers looking for a quiet experience in nature. We're partnering with Parks Canada to refurbish the Namekus camp kitchen, similar to camp kitchen refurbishments at other areas outlying Waskesiu (example shown). Work is expected to be complete during the 2022 season and arrangements with a sponsor are underway.
We’re proud sponsors of this event along with the Waskesiu Recreation Association. Theatre in the Park took place June 18, 2022 at 2 pm & 4 pm in the day use area near the main beach. The free, family friendly play highlighted the importance of community by drawing on the Cree teaching of wâhkôhtowin, which refers to the kinship between all things.
Recreation facilities are one of the cornerstones of the Waskesiu experience. We've worked collaboratively with the Waskesiu Recreation Association, Parks Canada Agency and the Waskesiu Community Council to revitalize Waskesiu’s recreation facilities. Completing the Waskesiu Recreation Area Renewal was also identified by the community as a key project within Waskesiu's "Vision 2020 and Beyond" Community Action Plan.
The Waskesiu Recreation Association (WRA) is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization responsible for Waskesiu’s recreation facilities and activities, and also leads, or assists with, many of the prominent events that have made Waskesiu a popular destination for so many.
Short term objectives already completed:
Objectives to be completed in 2022:
Mid to longer-term objectives:
Why renew Waskesiu's aging recreation facilities?
You can support the Waskesiu Recreation Area Renewal today! Make your tax deductible donation by selecting "Recreation Renewal". Charitable receipts will be issued for donations of $25 or more.