Heritage Days 2017 is a GO!

in Conjunction with CANADA’s 150

You may have seen that WAWOTA won MRRA RODEO OF THE YEAR IN 2016 …. SO…..we’re starting to plan for a Repeat Performance of “Wawota Ranch Rodeo in the Valley – 2 full days August 4 th & 5 th filled with lots of fun, food & events for ALL ages!!

Besides the rodeo events, plans so far include:
Opening Ceremonies, Fireworks, Beer Gardens, Cabaret, Pie Eating/Baking Contests, Kid’s Games, Dinosaur Dig, Candy Scramble, Balloon Art, Bouncy Tents, Slip’n’Slide, Horseshoes, Pancake Breakfast, Food Booths, Variety Concert, Parade, and Much, Much More.

If your club or group is looking to put on an event over the weekend as a “fundraiser” or “just for fun” then WE NEED YOU to be at the next meeting of the Heritage Committee in March 7 in the Council Chambers! WE NEED TO KNOW YOUR PLANS OR IDEAS NOW so that you can be included in the weekends’ advertising campaign – right from the start!

For more information – please call Kathy @306-577-1402 as soon as possible OR just show up at the meeting!

RBC Community Information Session

Regarding the Royal Bank Branch closure in Wawota.

Thursday, January, 12th
Wawota Town Hall

Doors open – 6:00 PM
Discussion – 6:30 PM
Wrap up – 8:00 PM

Light Refreshments Served.
If you are concerned about the closure of the Royal Bank in Wawota please attend this meeting.
RBC will be advising us how they can still serve Wawota & area.
Everyone welcome.

BANK CLOSURE UPDATE

It was unfortunate that the “prep-meeting” scheduled for December 7th had to be cancelled, however we can’t fight the weatherman. The rescheduled date was December 15th – all businesses were urged to be represented for input as well as local governments (R.M.s and Town), etc. The more facts we can gather to make a strong (& hopefully effective) presentation to RBC officials on January 3 or 4, the better.

The committee reported the following:
Ø Petition signatures and letters are coming in but we want more – don’t slack off!
Ø We are seeing signatures from other centres – they are joining our “fight”.
Ø Again – and still – we are receiving contradictory information from RBC reps.
Ø There seems to be hesitation in giving out information we are asking for
Ø When questioned about some of their figures, they have no concrete answers.
Ø There is the feeling that we are being taken advantage of being in an economic slump at present (adding an extra kick when we’re already down).
Ø The committee are following up on a similar situation that happened to a town similar to us in the U.S. – they fought and WON!
Ø Contact is being made with others in our province facing the same “blow”.
Ø We cannot – and will not – give up – realizing the “ripple effect” the bank closing would have on our community.
Ø The reply calls/letters we are receiving tend to be very convincing. DON’T BE A SOFT TOUCH! Ask for proof of the figures they give! They have been known to have to “back-track” on some facts!

Please, Please, Please keep the letters/phone calls/emails going. We realize that we are in a very busy time of the year, but let’s not become a statistic – “Oh Wawota – that was a real ‘PUSH OVER’”.

Email numbers/phone numbers to contact: to express our disappointment/concern about closing the Royal Bank in Wawota are:

ED KAULBACH, RBC Regional Vice President for South Sask. 306-691-4102 email edward.kaulbach@rbc.com

KIM ULMER, RBC President Man./Sask./N.Ont. 204-988-4410 email kim.ulmer@rbc.com

DAVID MCKAY, RBC President & Chief Executive Officer 416-974-4475 email david.mckay@rbc.com

The petition is also available online. Please text Dee @ 306-577-5234 or email deebrickley@gmail.com for the link.

Upcoming Elections

Voter Identification Matters

The purpose of the voter ID requirements is to maintain the integrity of local election processes. Your name and address must appear in some form on your voter identification documents. Bringing proper identification will ensure your voice is heard and will help your local election run as smoothly as possible.

Photo ID – Your BEST option to take to the polls

Acceptable photo identification is ID that is government-issued, valid and has your photo, name and address. If your identification does not meet these criteria it will not be recognized as an acceptable form of photo identification.

Examples include:

A valid Saskatchewan Driver’s Licence. (If you still have a two-piece licence, make sure you have both pieces).
A valid Saskatchewan ID card issued by SGI or any motor licence issuer. (Available for $10 or free for seniors).
Any other valid government issued photo ID issued by a Canadian government whether federal, provincial or municipal, or an agency of that government, so long as it includes your name and address.

Capture1Capture2Capture3

Bi-weekly Garbage Pickup

Wawota Town Council has decided not to change curbside garbage pickup to bi-weekly.

As previously advertised, curbside garbage service was going to be on a bi-weekly pickup schedule commencing in October and ending March 31st. Upon discussing the decrease in this service with Regens Disposal, the result of a cost decrease was very limited. The cost of a six month bi-weekly service is very similar to the cost of weekly pickup service. Therefore, Town Council has decided to continue with the service that is currently provided.

If you have any questions regarding this notice please contact the Town Office.

– Town of Wawota