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Skateboarders inside for the winter
Armstrong Spallumcheen skateboard enthusiasts shouldn’t be hampered by wet weather or snow.
The local parks and recreation commission is constructing an indoor skateboard park for the winter months, housed in the horticultural building at the Interior Provincial Exhibition.
“We are hoping to have everything done and ready to go for Nov. 23,” said Byron Sayer, Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation general manager.
The building will be open for skateboarders on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through the winter months.
Drop-in fees will apply or passes can be purchased.
Sayer expects the indoor skate park to be up until the end of February or beginning of March.
Armstrong’s 100th birthday celebrations will start New Year’s Day with the Home for 100 Years’ Kick-Off.
The event will see Armstrong Legion Branch #35 host a traditional drop-in, and Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation will host a free family skate and movie.
Among the other highlights for Armstrong’s 2013 Centennial will be the Armstrong Homecoming, July 5 to 7, at the Interior Provincial Exhibition grounds, hosted by Armstrong Rotary. All past and present residents of Armstrong are invited to attend.
The RCMP Musical Ride returns to the IPE fairgrounds on July 24, the kick-off to an RCMP Reunion weekend at the fairgrounds.
A website dedicated to centennial events is currently under construction.
So long snow
City council will roll the dice with a local company for sidewalk snow removal.
Pair-A-Dice SSR has been awarded a one-year contract.
“Staff issued a select request for quotes to seven contractors and only one quote was received,” said Coun. Ron (Sully) O’Sullivan, chairperson of the city’s public works committee.
Pair-A-Dice’s quote met the specified requirements set out in the city’s request.
A snow hauling contracted was awarded to Woody’s Sand and Gravel, again, the only quote received after the city sent out four requests.
No quotes were submitted for plowing parking lots, lanes and cleaning of driveway windrows.