It takes hard work to create vibrant local communities in southwestern Saskatchewan. It’s easy at this time of the year – Fall Supper season – to mix and enjoy what our neighbours down the road are doing. Our communities are about more than just hanging around with like-minded, like-acting people. They are living illustrations of what happens when people work together. People may have different views, beliefs, ages, and jobs but they come together to support a common cause – their local community. And we are successful… and busy.
This fall alone, Swift Current has hosted the CCA Finals Rodeo. Later, it will have Hockey Day in Canada. Gull Lake hosts Hockey Day in Saskatchewan and Shaunavon is in the final group for the Kraft Heinz Project Play.
We have Chokecherry Festivals, Summer Solstice celebrations, Communities in Bloom and Music Jamborees…. Goose Festivals and motorcycle rallies, small town rodeos, parades, and local fundraisers.
So many people in cities have no real community that they are part of. Here it is different. With all the benefits and drawbacks, we not only live in community but we also have a sense of what it means to contribute to our community .
David Anderson, MP