OUTLOOK - There was a lot to see and take in for those attending the first-ever community open house at the Outlook Civic Centre on Tuesday, April 12.
Whether you were interested in local matters, there were booths for that. If you were interested in learning about local projects, there were booths for that. If getting to know more about local businesses was up your alley, well, you get the idea.
A mixture of community groups, businesses and ongoing projects seemed to offer something for everyone, including booths for the Town of Outlook, Lake Diefenbaker Tourism, the Royal Canadian Legion, MLA Dana Skoropad, the Van Raay & Community Swimming Pool, the Outlook Kinsmen Club, River and Rail ArtVenture, the Bounty Hall, Outlook Minor Sports, Outlook Riverbank Rodeo, and Irrigation Crop Diversification Corporation (ICDC). Of course, these are only a handful of the approximately two dozen booths that were on hand, presenting information to people and informing them of their business or group's current happenings.
Of course, while the focus of the event is what drew many people in, it was the surroundings that may have really grabbed some attention. With this being only the second event held in the newly-renovated Civic Centre, positive comments and praise could be heard from those in the venue as they looked all around and saw what had been done to revamp the facility.
With the success of this springtime event, the idea is for the open house format to become a continuing series for the Town of Outlook. Plans are in the early stages for another similar event to be held in the fall, which may feature a partnership with registration night representatives in order to support minor sports and curling groups.