Video courtesy City of Weyburn/Youtube

The official detailed plans for the Weyburn Recreation and Culture Centre were presented at Monday night's meeting of the Weyburn City Council.

City Manager Matthew Warren shared an in-depth look at the facility, which will include a multi-use synthetic field, an art gallery and pottery studio, an indoor track, simulator room, a mini-gym, a children’s play space and more.

Warren said an online digital video tour will give Weyburn residents the opportunity to look through the plans.

“It’ll give you an opportunity to see the main floor, the upper floor, to see what the outdoor rink looks like,” said Warren. “And then, to have a video you have a better feel as you walk through. I actually think it's really great to have that feel, that you just don't see it on a piece of paper. You get to see what the whole project looks like.”

He said the completely accessible facility will also optimize the outdoor space at Jubilee Park, including a new, larger outdoor rink that will be able to be used all year round due to being made of a foundation of concrete rather than of pavement.

“This is such a great project for us, it's a multi-purpose, multi-generational facility,” said Warren. “And it’s a great corroboration as we move forward. Jubilee Park is a beautiful area and we want to ensure we enhance it[s use] for the public as much as we can.”

The WRCC will share a common area with a new elementary school and will provide a wide variety of arts and leisure amenities to Weyburn residents. It will be built on the former site of the Weyburn Junior High School by the Leisure Centre.

The project was awarded to Wright Construction during the council meeting at a projected cost of $25 million dollars.

The first phase of construction is set to begin in March and the estimated official opening is scheduled for September 2021. 

wrcccityplansThe City of Weyburn has released the official plans for the new Weyburn Recreation and Culture Centre, which will begin construction in March (photo by Marna McManus).

VIDEO: Weyburn Couple Embraced by Community With Gift of Wedding

If you knew your special someone was only given three months to live, wouldn’t you want to marry them as soon as possible? While no couple truly knows how much time they will have together in this…

Long Weekend Offers Free Chance to Fish

While the weather may be frightful, families can still plan for some outdoor activities this weekend. The February Family Day long weekend marks a free fishing weekend for the entire province.…

SaskPower Commits to Renewable Energy

The provincial crown corporation has announced a new program that will contribute roughly 100 Megawatts of clean energy to the provincial grid. Late last week SaskPower unveiled the Power Generation…

Record Setting Cold Continues

The extreme cold continues to hang around southeast Saskatchewan, with no end in sight to the string of below average temperatures. At best, we can expect the mercury to get close to the normal for…

United We Roll Convoy Off To Ottawa

“We need some action. We need things done. We need our pipelines built.” Dale Mainil voicing some of his frustrations with the federal government as he gets ready to travel to Ottawa for the United…

Carbon Tax Could Hamper Small Businesses

With the carbon tax fight in the courts, the economic impact of the proposed tax is unknown at this point, but Paul Martin of Martin Charlton Communications is concerned about the impact of the tax.…

Travel Advice from CAA Saskatchewan

As we head into the long weekend and the kids are out of school next week, many have booked their flights to somewhere warmer than here. Christine Niemczyk with CAA Saskatchewan shares some travel…

Carbon Tax Arguments Over; Now Waiting For The Decision

Arguments are over in a Regina courtroom, and now the decision on the future of a federally imposed carbon tax is in the hands of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeals. The judges heard arguments from…

Southeast College Recognized Again

For the second consecutive year, Southeast College has been named as one of the Top Employers in the province. It's a spinoff of the 'Canada's Top 100 Employers' competition that is conducted…

SGI's Advice for Dating and for Driving

The love gurus at SGI have come up with some road safety tips that can double as advice for your love life. “We figure this is timely, as some people might be planning romantic road trips for the… is Weyburn's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide