Waskesiu Recreation Association 

(WRA)

The Waskesiu Recreation Association (“WRA”) is a small (but mighty) Saskatchewan non-profit organization focused on providing quality recreation and event opportunities for visitors to, and
residents of, Waskesiu.


For more information please drop by to visit us at 1500 Montreal Drive, Waskesiu (next to the tennis courts), or contact us at 306-663-0601 or wramanager21@gmail.com. We would love to meet you and have you join us. 

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Little Al's Mini Golf

Tour Waskesiu Mini Style! 

Come and enjoy Little Al's Mini Golf - a fantastic nature-themed mini golf course that reflects the unique character of Waskesiu and Prince Albert National Park. Play the first hole with a Lobstick tree in the middle! Then navigate your ball around a family of loons, under a tipi, past a pelican, below a bear, through a canoe, and into a beaver lodge! See photos in our gallery.

 

Little Al’s Mini Golf is located in the heart of the Waskesiu townsite at 1500 Montreal Drive, next to the tennis courts, and is open daily in the summer months from the May long weekend to the September long weekend.

 

Contact us at wramanager21@gmail.com or at 306-663-0601 for more information.

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What's in a name?

Alan Vincent Hadley Logue (“Alan” or “Little Al”) was a natural athlete. He loved sports of every kind, including golf. Little Al was well known for his love of people – sharing a laugh and bringing light to all those around him. He could often be seen puttering around Waskesiu in his van - also nicknamed ‘Little Al’ - seeking out fun and new adventures around every corner.

 

Alan’s journey of 22 years took an unexpected turn when he was diagnosed, in May of 2011, with Leukemia. His courage and optimism never left him as he faced treatment and hospitalization, though his time in this life came to an end on February 10, 2012. 

 

In honour of Alan’s incredible spirit, his love of all physical activity, and his passion for people, the Waskesiu Recreation Association was proud to name our mini golf course  “Little AL’s Mini Golf” when it opened in July of 2018. 

 

Many thanks to the Waskesiu Foundation, the Logue family, and the incredible supporters of the “Alan Vincent Hadley Logue Memorial Golf Tournament” for their generosity and dedication to the Waskesiu community.

WRA Summer Events

Family fun for everyone!

Please note that some of the 2022 events are tentative pending Parks Canada approval and are subject to all Saskatchewan Health Authority guidelines regarding COVID-19

 

2022 Event Schedule

Little AL's Mini Golf – We are offering schools and seniors groups reduced rates to play mini golf in May and June. For more information, please email us! 

 

Waskesiu Open Tennis Tournament – June 17-19

This is a Tennis Saskatchewan-sanctioned event featuring men's and women's singles, doubles, and mixed doubles competitions. For more information, please visit http://www.tennissask.com
 

Theatre in the Park- Wahkotowin, ​presented by Sum Theatre - June 18

Theatre in the Park is a free professional live theatre show for everyone. Their story will focus on finding greater connection to others through trust, empathy, and wahkotowin. The Cree word wahkotowin refers to the relationship and kinship between all things. Wahkotowin means honouring and respecting those relationships. There are two shows, 2 pm and 4 pm in the "day use area near the main beach". This event is being sponsored by The Waskesiu Foundation and the Waskesiu Recreation Association.

 

Grand Opening Event – June 30

Help us celebrate the official opening of the Johnny Bower Sport Court (11 a.m.), the new Stanley Thompson Lawn Bowling Green (1 p.m.), and our new beach volleyball area! There will be lots of fun activities and a barbeque lunch! 

 

Canada Day – July 1 

Celebrate Canada's 155th birthday in Waskesiu! There will be a pancake breakfast, Elders Gathering and Blessing Ceremony, parade, flag-raising ceremonies, afternoon Original 16 beer gardens and free live music. CLICK HERE to download the 2022 Canada Day Parade Registration Form required for floats, bikes, pets and other characters! CLICK HERE to download the 2022 Canada Day Schedule of Events. For more information, please email us!

Evening Cabarets - July 1 and 2 

Held at Terrace Gardens from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., these events are for ages 19+(featuring Bombargo). Tickets are available in advance at the WRA office for $20.

Waskesiu Children’s Festival – July 16

Connect with nature, history, and friends throughout a wonderful day of activities. The Waskesiu Children’s Festival is fun for the whole family. Face painting, crafts,  Parks Canada Fire Tent, games and Off the Cuff kid-friendly improv show are just part of the excitement. Be sure to join us for this wonderful, family friendly Waskesiu tradition! CLICK HERE to download the 2022 Children's Festival poster.

 

Beach Bums Bash – July 30 

Cabaret at Terrace Gardens and an all-day beach volleyball tournament. For more information call 306-663-0601, or email us! 

 

Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival – August 26- 28 
Grab your dancing shoes, or just kick back and enjoy the wonderful musical performances at the 2022 Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival. The weekend is jam-packed with a variety of free family activities, including live on-stage musical entertainment, a children's play area, and displays highlighting Prince Albert National Park. You can also enjoy a variety of great food vendors and our Lakeside Festival Original 16 beer gardens. Mark your calendars now - this is an event you don’t want to miss!  CLICK HERE to download the 2022 Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival  poster of performers. For more information, please visit our Facebook page or email us at wramanager21@gmail.com

Reel Rave - September 9, 10 and 11
Enjoy our fantastic International Film Festival at Twin Pine Cinemas, featuring 6 award winning films plus Saturday night social at the Hawood Inn. For more information please contact: 
https://www.facebook.com/ReelRaveInternationalFilmFestival

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Waskesiu Recreation Area Renewal Project

Our Multi-Year Waskesiu Recreation Area Renewal Project 

Enjoying an array of outstanding recreation facilities is one of the cornerstones of the Waskesiu experience. The Waskesiu Recreation Association has been working collaboratively with the Waskesiu Foundation, its donors, Parks Canada Agency, and our other community partners, to revitalize Waskesiu’s recreation facilities. 

What’s already been done?

*New beach volleyball area (Completed in 2021)

*New Christopher Ridsdale Memorial Children’s Ninja Park (Completed in 2021)

*New outdoor ping pong table (2021)

*New outdoor foosball table (2021)

*New ‘giant’ chess & checkers playing areas (2021)

*New multi-use Johnny Bower Sport Court for basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, soccer, futsal and dodgeball (Completed in 2020)

*​New shuffleboard court (with specially engineered shuffleboard tiles and pucks) and benches ​(Completed in 2020)

*New picnic shelter / pavilion - generously sponsored by the Reel Rave International Film Festival (Completed in 2020)

*New tree carving and the rejuvenation of three (3) existing tree carvings (Completed in 2020)

*Updated landscaping and “FireSmart” tree management (Completed in 2020)

*New and refurbished pathways (Completed in 2020)

*Gordie Howe Memorial Fitness Park (Opened in 2018, tile flooring completed in 2019)

*Little Al’s Mini Golf – a fantastic, fun, and challenging 18-hole mini golf course that reflects the unique character of Waskesiu and Prince Albert National Park. (Completed in 2018)

*WRA Donor & Information Kiosk (Completed in 2018)

*Refurbished horseshoe pits located in the Waskesiu Day Use Area (Completed in 2018)

*Six tennis courts resurfaced, and two courts converted to multi-use as tennis and pickle ball courts (Completed in 2016)

Our Multi-Year Waskesiu Recreation Area Renewal Project Continues

 

Recreation Area Renewal Project Work to be completed in 2022:

*Stanley Thompson Lawn Bowling Green - five new lawn bowling rinks will be opened on, or before, June 30th, 2022

*New memorial benches will be installed throughout the recreation area site

Mid to longer-term Waskesiu Recreation Area Renewal Objectives:

*Refurbishing the existing recreation building 

*Repairing and upgrading the Paul Horne Arena for year-round use 

 

Why renew Waskesiu's recreation facilities?

*Improves the recreational offering for the benefit of visitors and residents

*Reinforces Waskesiu as Saskatchewan's premier family vacation destination

*Provides an economic benefit to business operators within the Waskesiu townsite

*Supports Parks Canada’s mandate to increase visitation and revenue

 

How can you support the Waskesiu Recreation Area Renewal Project?

*Make your tax-deductible donation to the Waskesiu Foundation here and be sure to specify “Waskesiu Recreation Renewal”

*Charitable receipts will be issued for donations of $25 or more

 

Want more information?

Please contact us at wramanager21@gmail.com and we will be happy to discuss any of our projects with you! 

Waskesiu Recreation Association 

(WRA)

Volunteer Board of Directors

 

Our Directors are all volunteers – each with strong ties to the community of Waskesiu and dedicated to its success. Our Board is focused on enhancing the Waskesiu experience for visitors to, and residents of, Prince Albert National Park.  

 

 June 2022, WRA Directors:
 

Gary Bender – President 

Simone Kerby - Treasurer

Linda Archer

Jim Kerby

Jennifer Barber Brayford

Deb Young

Linden Hergott

Bonita Reilly - WRA Manager 

 

Get in touch with us!

Waskesiu Recreation Association Inc.
1500 Montreal Drive, 

Waskesiu Lake, SK
306-663-0601

wramanager21@gmail.com

We always need volunteers to help us – so please consider joining one of our Committees, volunteering to help out at one of our many events or – better yet – join our Board of Directors! 

 

If you would like to buy a season pass they are a great deal – and they help the WRA continue to improve recreation opportunities and facilities in Waskesiu.

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