LUSELAND — It’s been an exciting start to the summer season, with an play structure being added to the downtown park. The town would like to thank the Luseland Credit Union for donating the play structure itself and the many volunteers that helped install the equipment. This latest addition adds even more for children to do in our downtown park, along with our swimming pool. We hope families can spend a great deal of time and make a day at the park, have a picnic and enjoy all our town has to offer.
Our pool kicked off the season on Friday, June 3. Our management team this year is led by Belle Dewald. Belle has been the manager at the Luseland Swimming Pool the past two years. The assistant manager is Hannah Wurz, who is also returning in this role for a second season. Also, on the team this season are lifeguards, Jonah Hansen, Addison Eurich, Fox Bazylinski, Olivia Gardeski and April Bartsch.
The Luseland Canada Day Committee has shared the schedule for this year’s Canada Day celebrations. The event will run Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1. On Thursday evening the slo-pitch tournament will begin and a dance will take place at the fairgrounds.
On Saturday, a pancake breakfast will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the hall, prepared by the Knights of Columbus and the Luseland Fire Department. The museum will be open on July 1, where butter and ice cream will be made and people can witness the use of a treadle sewing machine. There will be many activities for the kids, with the Smurf train running throughout the day, bouncy castles, face painting and some Disney guests making appearances. The movie Raya and the Last Dragon will be shown at the theatre at 2:30 p.m., mixed slo-pitch continuing and the pool will be hosting pool olympics from 4 to 5 p.m. A beer gardens will be open at the fairgrounds, with entertainment by the Kooperatorz beginning around 7 pm. For a full schedule of the weekend’s events, please visit the Luseland Canada Day Celebrations Facebook page.
I attended the Luseland Guiding banquet May 25, which celebrated their 100-year anniversary; a tremendous milestone that I was honoured to participate in and bring greetings on behalf of the town of Luseland. Many past guiding leaders were in attendance to celebrate the occasion and a parade took place, whereby the girls held a fashion show with uniforms from over the past 100 years. Jean Halliday, long-time guiding leader in the town is a dedicated volunteer and one of the reasons the program continues to be such a success in our small community.
Changes have been made to some of our bylaws in the town of Luseland. Check to make sure you are following new amendments to the animal control bylaw. Changes have been made in terms of number of pets allowed per household and fines for non-compliance with picking up after pets. We hope that some of the changes will help in assuring all members of the public can enjoy public space and our outdoor amenities.