A new entry system has been initiated at the Fitness Centre. Using a bluetooth key FOB system, individual cell phones are programmed to allow users entry. Contact Greg Cruikshank for details.
Planning is underway for the 2019 Waskatenau Parade. Updates related to the Bench Show, Horse Show and more will be posted on the website as they become available . If you are interested in volunteering please contact one of the numbers listed on the Fair page.
Come out to the Arena for a horse ride during LIGHT UP on Friday, December 7 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. All ages welcome!
A HUGE thank you to the team of volunteers & sponsors whose efforts over the last year made a difference in so many ways.
The Fitness Centre will host an Open House on Friday, June 8 from 10 am to 2 pm. Drop in and check out the new facility with its full range of equipment.
The final permits have been approved which allows the Fitness Centre to open on Tuesday, May 1. Plan to come in to take a look around and try out the equipment.
A Rider Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 7:30 pm in the Lunch Room in the Arena for all riding members and new members to discuss arena rates for the upcoming year.
The Fitness Area workout equipment arrived the first week of April and is now setup thanks to Ken Lucki and his staff. A group of VTAS volunteers completed final setup & clean up of the change areas. The final steps remain before the fitness area can be open to the public. These include final building inspection in mid April and the occupation certification by the Fire Inspector.
The first of three deliveries of fitness equipment has arrived with the next shipment expected in early April. When it comes the equipment will be positioned and setup.
With the construction complete on the Fitness Centre, there are a few stages left to complete before it will be open for use. Once the security system and fire safety equipment are installed there will be a total clean-up before the equipment arrives. The equipment has been ordered and will arrive in 2 to 4 weeks.
The long wait is almost over for the Rider Area in the Arena as well as the Fitness Area. The finishing touches are being put on the floors. Equipment and furnishings are the next and final stage of the renovations.
Changes have been made to the Arena Bookings and Rental Section as there was a need to add clarity. Please check these out prior to using the Arena for riding. There will be a message board posted in the Arena where riders can post questions and suggestions.
At the last meeting of the VTAS, there was a chance to debrief on the August Waskateanu Fair Days. It was unanimous that the Fair was a huge success. Imagine over 135 kids involved in the Kids' Zone. It took many many volunteer hours to plan and host the fair --- A GIGANTIC THANK YOU TO ALL WHO WERE INVOLVED IN MAKING THE WASKATENAU FAIR A SUCCESS!!!
Construction at the Arena is moving along steadily. The Fitness Area will soon be ready for painting and flooring as the taping and sanding is completed. Heat and lighting are the first priority though as we are now into fall. The arena has been without heat or lights to this point but that will soon change.
We need lots of volunteers for the upcoming VTAS Fair - August 12 & 13. There is lots to be done with the setup, staging of events and more. If you can help out in any way, please contact Don at 358-2411. Your help support will be greatly appreciated!
The new Arena Rental Rates are now posted on the Arena page. Please make yourself familiar with these as they will come into effect as of September 1, 2017.
June 25 - Solar panels are in place on the Arena roof and ready to be hooked into the system. Thanks Dwayne of Eneray Solar. Check out the latest photos under Fitness Centre.
Inspections are complete for the Arena and it is full speed ahead with the construction and lighting. Check out the updated photos under the Facilities - Fitness Centre. Special THANKS to all who have been working so hard on the construction project over the last few months. Grant applications and funding has been an enormous task - many thanks to Don for heading up that. Everyone's efforts are GREATLY appreciated.
Demolition is complete and the Construction phase has started!
VTAS would like to thank everyone that helped with projects in 2016. This past year the Ag. Society hosted the Annual Fair, supported 4H, provided youth sponsorships, supported Holy Family School, participated in Waskatenau Light-Up, and fundraising activities.
Plans are underway to renovate the VTAS Arena foyer area to include a fitness area as well as a historic and sports display area.