113th Annual Weyburn Fair Days. July 4-10. District 4-H Show July 4-6 with the 4-H fed calf sale on July 6. Starting on July 7 will be the Fair portion, with everything from a Midway, Animatronic dinosaur show, Reptile show, Souris River Rodeo, Rumble in the Ring demolition derby, Sooline Cruisers Car show and so much more.
The Weyburn Credit Union gave away $59, 435 in community fund grants last night at a nostalgia-themed Community Reconnect and Celebrate event, which included a family dance with music by the Bromantics, and plenty of food such as mini donuts, pink popcorn and snow cones. There was even a cash cage with a draw to see who would catch the cash.
Colour My World Childcare received $2,500 for new outdoor art stations.
The Goodwater Community Centre received $2,500 to top off their $16,000 budget to complete some renovations at the centre, including paint, new LED fixtures in the rink and lobby, plans for new flooring and trim.
The Lang Volunteer Fire Department received $5,000 to go toward a new fire truck they purchased to replace the mid-1970s model they’ve been using.
The Prairie Memories Museum in Fillmore received $2,500 to upgrade their washroom facilities to make them wheelchair accessible.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority received $5,000 to purchase a new step recumbent cross trainer to encourage health and fitness programming at the Weyburn Credit Union Spark Centre.
The Family Place received $6,395 to go toward their new building.
The Weyburn Curling Club received $5,000 for new curling brooms.
The Weyburn Humane Society received $10,000 to help out with their $20,000 goal to repair or replace the existing animal shelter.
The Yellow Grass Volunteer Fire Department received $20,000 for an addition to their Fire Hall.
Pride Week celebrations began at the Weyburn Public Library Monday evening, with the creation of Pride buttons.
There are more free events going on for the rest of this week.
On Tuesday evening there is a rainbow paint-a-long at the library. Many crafts are being made for the rest of the week such as clay rainbow ornaments at the Credit Union Spark Centre on Wednesday, rainbow friendship bracelets at the art gallery on Thursday, and felt brooches at the Weyburn Art Gallery on Friday. Each event takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
On Saturday the film “The Birdcage” will be playing at the Weyburn Public Library at 2:30 p.m.
The Weyburn Arts Council is partnering with the Weyburn Public Library to put on the free activities.
“The relationship between the library and the art gallery goes way back,” said Regan Lanning, curator with the city of Weyburn and the Weyburn Art Gallery. “We did have the alley there for a number of years, and even though we’re no longer in that space, we recognize that we’re stronger together. It just made sense to work together and deliver a big event than to work separately and be only able to do smaller things.”
Lanning said Pride Week is a wonderful time.
“It’s just a lot of happy people, lots of love and acceptance, and it highlights the importance of inclusivity and the need as a community for us to stop ‘othering’ and just to really come together.”
The events are free to the public, but registration is required for events at the library.
The Weyburn Young Fellows celebrate 100 years this May 21st at a golf and dinner event for past and present members.
The local service group has generated $2.4 million for the community over the past century.
Anniversary celebration committee member, Ryan Janke, said they had about a hundred people in attendance for their 90th anniversary in 2012, and they hope to surpass that this time.
“This time, hopefully fingers crossed as we’re post pandemic here, so that’s going to create some travel challenges for everybody, but we put it on a long weekend to make it as easy as possible for members who don’t live in Weyburn anymore to get back,” he explained. “So my hope is that we’re between 100 and 150. Although total invitees is probably quite a bit higher than that, it’s hard to say how many people have come to the club over the years.”
Janke said past and present members are encouraged to bring their significant others to make it more of a ‘family’ event.
“We’re having it at the Weyburn Golf Club for the golf portion and then the banquet will be held at the Weyburn Curling Club,” he noted. “We’re hopefully going to have a breakfast in the following day as well, just so that everybody ca get out and do a few things. We’re trying not to monopolize the entire weekend either, because I know a lot of former Young Fellows don’t live in Weyburn anymore, and this is an opportunity to get back and catch up with the community outside of the club.”
He said a public event is also in the works.
“In terms of big summer events, we do have one announcement coming up soon, so keep Canada Day weekend available in town and hopefully more on that soon.”