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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.

 

Visit our NEW website: www.waskesiurecreation.ca for information, rates, booking requests and passes.


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!

2024 Event Schedule
 

Waskesiu Open Tennis Tournament – June 14-16

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.

Canada Day Weekend Cabaret – June 29

The Canada Day Long Weekend Cabaret is being held at Terrace Gardens from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for ages 19+. Tickets are available in advance at the WRA office or at the door.

Canada Day – July 1

Celebrate Canada's 157th birthday in Waskesiu! There will be a pancake breakfast, an Elders gathering and blessing ceremony, the “famous” Waskesiu Canada Day parade, flag-raising ceremonies, free Canada Day cupcakes, and an afternoon Original 16 beer gardens with free live music and Indigenous performances.

Waskesiu Fundraising Concert - July 11

The Waskesiu Foundation is presenting another exciting fundraising concert this summer. The concert will once again be held at Twin Pine Cinema. Check back here for information updates. 

Waskesiu Children’s Festival – July 20

The Waskesiu Children’s Festival is fun for the whole family!  Starting at 10 a.m. and going right through to 3 p.m., the day features interactive hoop dancing, face painting, games, crafts, music, snacks, Lego Castle, and more! This is a wonderful, family friendly, Waskesiu tradition. Find us near the tennis courts and mini golf course at 1500 Montreal Drive.

Beach Bum's Bash Cabaret –  August 3

The party of the summer for ages 19+. Tickets are available in advance at the WRA office or at the door.

Grey Owl Howl - August 4

This annual family dance held at the Community Hall is for the entire family - all ages are welcome. Enjoy music, raffles, light snacks, and drinks and a family dance party.

Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival – August 23-25

Grab your dancing shoes, or just kick back and enjoy the wonderful musical performances at the 2024 Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival – Waskesiu’s biggest event of the year! The weekend is jam-packed with a variety of free family activities, including live on-stage musical entertainment on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, an Indigenous talent showcase, and a children's play area including a free bouncy castle & face painting. You can also enjoy a variety of great food vendors, and the Lakeside Festival Original 16 beer gardens. Visit the Lakeside Festival website (lakesidefestival.ca) for information including this year's line up of performers.

Reel Rave - September 6, 7 and 8

This year’s six films will be selected in the middle of summer, and publicized as soon as the festival knows they are available. Ticket prices will be the same as last year - $15 per film per customer or three (3) films for $40. More information can be found on the Twin Pine Cinema website (twinpinecinema.ca) or on the Reel Rave website (reelravefilmfest.ca).  

Outter Limits Fun Run – September 21

The Outter Limits Fun Run is back! And we can't wait to see you! September 21, 2024 in the Waskesiu town site. Plans are well underway and registration is now open. Donations this year will be made to the Waskesiu Recreation Renewal Project, Sask Trails Association, and Canadian Mental Health.

Remembrance Day- November 11

Meet at the Hawood Inn at 10:30 and then walk to the Nature Centre for a ceremony of remembrance. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony at the Hawood Inn.

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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. 

 

Waskesiu Recreation Area Renewal - Phase 3 is Coming!!

 

We have great news! Phase 3 of Recreation Area Renewal project is finally on the way!  

*Adding two dedicated pickleball courts

*Replacing the existing recreation building

*Upgrading the vegetation in the recreation area.

 

Please consider donating to the Waskesiu Foundation and let’s make Phase 3 a reality by May of 2025!

What’s already been done?
*Improvements to the Christopher Ridsdale Memorial Children’s Ninja Park (2022 & 2023)

*Stanley Thompson Lawn Bowling Green – fully refurbished lawn bowling area (Completed in 2022)

*New memorial benches installed throughout the recreation area (Completed in 2022)

*New beach volleyball area (Installed in 2021 & fencing completed in 2022)

*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 “Fire Smart” 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)

Additional Future Plans / Objectives

*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” in the drop down menu

*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.  

 

May 2024, WRA Directors:
 

Gary Bender – President 

Simone Kerby - Treasurer

Linda Archer

Jim Kerby

Jennifer Barber Brayford

Deb Young

Jacqueline Archer

Don Johnson

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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