TOWN OF BREDENBURY NEWSLETTER
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Adam Bycyznski has resigned his position for the Town of Bredenbury, we wish Adam the best of luck in his future and thank him for his dedication to our community.
Kegan Altwasser’s last day for the Town of Bredenbury will be September 30. Thank you to Kegan for his hard work during the busy summer months and best of luck in your future endeavors.
The Town of Bredenbury has hired Kelly Rudkevitch to fill the public works position, we welcome Kelly aboard and look forward to working with him in a different venue. Kelly has resigned his position on council to take the position.
The town has hire Veronica Depape to manage the rink for the upcoming season, welcome aboard Veronica.
The United Church will be hosting their annual craft show on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Bredenbury Hall. For a table call Louise at 306898-2034 or Margaret at 306-898-2122. Lunch will be available.
The Busy Bees will be hosting their monthly wellness clinic on Wednesday, September 5 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Thanks to the Brew Jays for hosting a ball game in Bredenbury, many residents watched the game and fun was had by all.
Nominations for a Council Position will begin on September 26, watch for future posters.
Hall Fundraiser Ladies Night:
The Town of Bredenbury is having a Ladies Night Hall Fundraiser meeting on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30 at the hall. We hope you can attend; the goal is to have a Ladies night and raise funds for the hall’s dwindling bank account to lessen the burden on taxpayers. Watch for poster.
Christmas Light Meeting:
There was interest from some of our community last year with regards to adding a few more Christmas Lights to our community; so we are holding a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bredenbury Hall to see the interest and ideas the volunteers have to light up our community a bit more. Watch for posters.
Casual Public Works Position:
The Town of Bredenbury is looking for a Casual Public Works position.
The right candidate will be responsible to do the following during winter hours: help with emergency snowfall, help with emergency water breaks, clean the arena on weekends when rented, take care of ice plant and run the Olympia ice machine on weekends when rented.
Hours will vary. Duties will vary.
Summer duties will include: helping with grass cutting if required and other spring/summer tasks.
Power Mobile Course is required, the right candidate will be sent to the course. Position will include on the job training and self-learning.
Individual must have exceptional customer service skills and be a self-starter.
Candidate must be 16+ years old with a valid driver’s licence. Individual must have a cell phone and be able to send and receive texts that are work related. Wage based on experience.
Position will remain open until the right candidate is selected. Please send resume and references to Box 87, Bredenbury, Sask. S0A 0H0 or email Bredenbury@sasktel.net.
Upcoming Rink Season:
The opening date for the rink will be Monday, October 14, 2018. The first event scheduled so far is the Bredenbury Tundra Camp on October 20, 2018.
It sounds like we will have a busy season again this year. We continue to have our staple renters: Yorkton Minor Hockey, Blackouts, Wildcats, Bredenbury Tundra and Bredenbury Cougars. We would like to take the time to thank them for using our facility and wish them the best of luck in the upcoming season.
We still have more timeslots to book ice for the season; call the office at 306-898-2055 to book a season slot. Starting mid-September the online www.schedulicity.com ice book service will be activated. You can set up an account and book available ice online; when you book online please include the club/team you are affiliated with so the billing can be directed correctly.
The ice rentals will continue to be $120 per hour. Our day tournament rate is $500. We still will offer birthday/staff parties at a discounted rate of $100 for up to 3 hours; this is only allowed during non-peak times at the rink, cancellation can occur up to 7 days in advance.
This year we have added a 5% interest charge on unpaid ice rental accounts after 30 days. Invoices will continue to be emailed monthly through quick books. Ice rentals can be paid by e-transfer to Bredenbury@sasktel.net, cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard.
Public skating will continue to be free. The days of the week for public skating have not yet been determined.
At the rink this year there will not be a dedicated arena caretaker position. Instead the Town of Bredenbury has decided that the town public works position will take over the rink. Council feels that in the winter there are not enough full time duties to have two full time employees around town, but still two employees are required for some duties; therefore one public works person will be at the rink full-time working an evening shift during the week. The Town of Bredenbury will then hire a casual third public works employee to fill in at the rink on weekends and during emergencies. This is on a trial basis but if it works it will save the rink/town approximately $25,000.
The kitchen will again have a manger this year. The manager will purchase supplies, help volunteers, cook, clean kitchen, etc. The Cougars and the Tundra will be providing two kitchen volunteers per game in lieu of no ice rental for games. The generic volunteer call out list has been provided to these teams. The kitchen manager will call volunteers as well if there are special events, tournaments or out of town teams coming to play. Thank you for you continued support and volunteerism for the rink. Volunteers are necessary to keep the rink sustainable.