Ribbon Breaking Held at New Skateboard Park
An official ribbon breaking was held at the new skateboard park in Provost on Friday morning, October 5.

Several young users zoomed down a ramp, led by Tyler Pilgaard who dragged the ribbon forward to open the new facility which has been in use since mid July.

Holding the ribbon in the picture at left is recreation board member Judy Larson with Mayor Ken Knox while right is councillor Kim Larson and recreation board member Robert Young. On the scooters near the front is Ashley Southoff and Taylor Sullivan while Matt Aasen is nearby on roller blades. Further back are Aaron
Picture inset shows the scene moments before four skateboard users wheeled down a ramp to break the ribbon (large photo). In the background the new tennis courts can be seen. ©Provost News Photos.
Nelson, Tyler Beckley and Cody Hayes who had also been enjoying themselves before the picture was taken.

The project cost approximately $75,000.

Director of community services for the town, Joanne Gourlay said that the Town of Provost and the M.D. of Provost each put in $25,000 while several individuals, groups or businesses donated to the project. Government grants were also received.

Another $7,000 is still needed to pay for the project.

One ramp is yet to be installed as well as some painting. Sod will be put around in spring and a new sign erected.

The park is fenced but not locked at night.

Lights have been set up so the facility can be used until approximately 11 p.m.

Meanwhile the official ribbon cutting of the new tennis courts was also held that morning at the fairgrounds. The tennis courts cost approximately $95,000 with the Town and the MD splitting the costs for the two courts.

The old tennis courts have been demolished which will allow more parking at the arena and swimming pool area.

For more story see October 10 edition of The Provost News.
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Toastmasters Start Season With 19 Members
Provost Toastmasters is underway for another season that runs September until June. There are 19 members.

The club started in fall of 1996 and was chartered on December 4, 1997.

Spokesman Jean Hewson said Unity helped the Provost club get started but Unity has since folded.

Officers include: past president Allan Murray, president Kathy Stables, secretary Maivis Livingston, treasurer Jean Hewson, membership Janice Penman, public relations Erin Stables, education Darlene Currie, Sergeant at Arms, Deb Mohr.

Hewson says the club provides “a very economic learning tool to improve your communication skills.”

She adds that she got some really good friends after
Provost Toastmasters are meeting for another season and the group is shown here in action at the M.D. Provost building on Thursday night, October 4. Story in this paper. ©Provost News Photo.
joining but says that it is a really good confidence builder which aids in learning new things and learning to set goals.

How a person’s self-confidence can grow within the environment of the club is “astounding” she adds. “We just have a lot of fun while learning together.”
Provost is affiliated with other clubs but they do not travel to them very much.

The closest club is Lloydminster while Biggar and Kindersley also have clubs.

Guests are welcome anytime.

The club usually organize a guest night a couple of times a year and the public is welcome to come to a few meetings to see if they would like to join.

Provost members meet every Thursday night at the M.D. building.
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