Spring is always a great time as we start to contemplate summer holidays, and getting away from our regular routine for a period of time.
However, it is also a great time to be spending time in Yorkton.
For the next few months the city is incredibly active with events which while a good tourist drawer to bring people here, are also activities for local residents to partake in and enjoy.
There are still those who talk about Yorkton being a city where there isn't enough to do, but over the next three months that is so far from the facts.
This week seems to be the one which kicks it all off.
The Yorkton Film Festival is North America's longest-running film festival, and this week people can take in the screenings of some of the best short film in Canada, and of course take in the awards gala Saturday.
Friday is also the opening night of the standardbred race season at the Yorkton Exhibition track. This year there are more horses in the barns at the fairgrounds than ever before (see related story this issue), and that is great news for fans who have seen the sport grow in popularity locally over the last few years.
Anyone who is bored can pop down to the track any Friday night over the next 16 weeks for the action of pacing standardbreds.
The Yorkton Cardinals of the Western Major Baseball League hit the diamond Sunday for their home opener at Pioneer Park Sunday afternoon.
The WMBL is easily the best level of baseball played in Saskatchewan, and the league is recognized as one of the elite summer baseball league for college players anywhere in North America (also see story this issue).
If you like a night out in the summer, and enjoy the diamond game, then the Cardinals schedule over the next two months better be on your refrigerator as a reminder the next couple of months.
In terms of sports, the summer is a busy one locally, with the Bulldogs Prairie Gold Lacrosse League about to kick-off, and the motors will soon be revving at the Yellowhead Raceway for stock car action.
And, of course there are the regular attractions of the season too which come with summer, the Yorkton Exhibition, professional chuckwagon races, Threshermens' Show, Shakespeare in the Park, and drag races at the airport.
If there is one thing about our city when the weather is nice, it's that there is lots to get out of the house and enjoy.
So this summer make sure you support the events to help make them a success, and for the enjoyment they have to offer.