Party will be free to attend: Grey Cup Party, Pipeliner Appreciation this weekend

November 19, 2018 7:49 am

To thank the pipeliners, the Moosomin Chamber of Commerce and the town of Moosomin recreation department are planning a Pipeliner Appreciation Day for this Sunday, November 25, Grey Cup Sunday. Borderland Co-op is helping sponsor the barbecue portion of the day.

Pipeliners will be invited to the Nutrien Sportsplex for a free afternoon of full use of the Sportsplex, from billiards to sports simulators.

There will also be a barbecue and Grey Cup Party at the Conexus MCC Centre—$5 for a burger or smokie for the public, free for pipeliners, with proceeds going for more improvements at the Sportsplex.

The Grey Cup Party is open to the public as well as pipeliners, and will feature the game on a 30-foot screen at the Conexus MCC Centre. “This is our way of saying thanks for making our community home for a few months—and hopefully helping them feel at home,” said Kevin Weedmark of the Moosomin Chamber of Commerce.

The idea came up when Bill Thorn suggested it to the chamber. The chamber got behind it at the September chamber meeting and the town and Borderland Co-op have been fully supportive as well. A committee of Bill Thorn, Mike Schwean, Heather Truman and Kevin Weedmark are planning the event.

The event will be the first of a few chamber events in the coming weeks. Other upcoming events include:

Moonlight Madness Wednesday, Nov. 28

Moonlight Madness is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 28, with stores open late, and draws people can enter after shopping at five participating businesses.

The chamber will distribute cash cards to participating businesses.

Flaman will be running a hayride twinkle tour and Borderland Co-op’s Cooper mascot will be handing out coupons and specials for local businesses.

Shoppers will have to have their cash cards stamped at five participating businesses, then can enter to win $500, $250 or $100 in Moosomin Bucks.

Santa Day Saturday, Dec. 1

Santa Day will be on Saturday, Dec. 1. The day will include Santa pictures from 9 am to noon that day at the Moosomin Armouries.

The cost will be $10 per pose or three poses for $20 (max of three poses per family). Debra Mavin Photography is taking the pictures.

Right at Home Decor is providing the backdrop. The chamber will also sponsor a free kids movie at the theatre in the afternoon­—the new Grinch movie coming out this Christmas.

That night, the Kinettes will also be holding a comedy night featuring supper and two comedians, and comedic MC Devona Putland

CP Holiday Train December 5

The Wednesday after that, on Dec. 5, the CP Holiday Train will come through Moosomin at noon.

The show in Moosomin will feature Terri Clark, Kelly Prescott and Sierra Noble.

The event is a fundraiser for the local food bank.

Moosomin Food Share will be providing hot chocolate and is organizing a chilli cookoff for that day.