By Greg Price
The following are selected briefs of the Feb. 2 meeting of the Taber Recreation Board:
Appointments: Danielle Hansen was nominated and passed unanimously by the board as the new chairperson for the Taber Recreation Board. Darcy Firth was nominated and accepted unanimously as the vice chairperson of the Taber Recreation Board.
Hansen replaces Luke Wijna as chairperson with Wijna fulfilling his term of long service to the board who will stay on as a voting member until a replacement can be found. The chairperson does have voting rights on the Taber Recreation Board.
Big Toy Group: Taber is now a member of the Southern Alberta Big Toy Group, in which the Taber Aquafun Centre will receive a large toy for the pool to utilize every four months.
Depending on the nature of the toy, special-use days may have to be set up for the use of the toy. The toy-lending group is through joining the Southern Alberta Aquatic Group for networking and information sharing of new ideas and best practices.
“It’s like a toy-lending library, so instead of having to purchase them, they go from pool to pool to pool and there’s quite a few different ones,” said Aline Holmen, director of recreation for the Town of Taber, adding it is an economical option to bringing new items to the facility.
Recreation Management Software: Staff has been dedicated to entering data into the new system and clarifying procedures. The vendor will be on site again at the end of February to continue with staff training and the next steps where Holmen expects the software system should be fully online and functional by May.
Arena Compressor Room Upgrade: Holmen noted the project looks like it is on schedule in its first phase.
Swim Lesson Registration: Spring swim lesson registration will occur in the Taber Community Centre on March 18.
“We do have some advanced courses as well that are doing very well for registration,” said Holmen.
Taco Time/MTY Tiki Ming Enterprises Inc.: The Town of Taber has signed an agreement for sponsorship with the business for the next year. It includes the signage in the arena, at the pool and at Ken McDonald Memorial Sports Park.
Certified Pool Operator Course: Alberta Health Services will be hosting an operator course in Taber in May.
“This falls in line with our strategic plan of making Taber a learning hub and through partnerships with other organizations,” said Holmen.