It was four years in the making, but Brandon’s private snowboard park, The Ranch, is up and running and club members want you to come check it out in an open house on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Jordan Ross, owner of Senate Skate and Snow in Brandon and a former 2011 Canada Games Team Manitoba coach, says the open house is a chance for club members to check out all the finished work that has been done at the snowboard park, located in Grand Valley Park on the ground of the old waterslide park.
The park has slowly morphed into the snowboard park it is today.
Ross said Southern Water Sources helped develop a water system on the site, which allows the club to produce their own snow. Also, nighttime snowboarding is possible now, thanks to light installed with a donation from Kit Harrison of Sutton Harrison Reality. And site development and club house construction was made possible with help from C&C Construction, Valcourt Construction.
“It’s really been a big community effort,” Ross said of the development of The Ranch.
Ross said coaching will be a priority at the club. The Brandon snowboard club currently has about 30 members and the club will start a snowboarding workshop for 10- to 15-year-olds on Jan. 8, running Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
For more information, contact Jordan Ross at Senate Skate and Snow at 207-725-2982.
It’s nearing the end for McCallum Jewellers after nearly 50 years in business.
Located in Shoppers Mall, the jewelry store will vacate the premises at the end of the month.
They have reduced all remaining stock to 39 cents on the dollar.
Gulliver’s Grill is hosting a great party fit for families for New Year’s Eve on Monday.
Located at 1630 Park Ave., the restaurant is taking reservations for its New Year’s Eve bash, aimed at families with young children.
Reservations are starting at 4:30 p.m. and Greg Patton, manager of Gulliver’s Grill, said there will be a selection of all-inclusive meals for kids to choose from that include dinner, drink and dessert for one price.
At 5:45 p.m., the countdown starts and children are given noisemakers and party hats and all guests will get a glass of kid-friendly “champagne” (sparkling apple juice or ginger ale) to toast in the new year.
“It’s awesome. We’ve done it before at Montana’s and the kids really love it. We dim the lights and every person gets their glass of ‘champagne’ and do the countdown. All the kids get noisemakers and it’s a lot of fun. It’s a great way to celebrate the new year as a family,” said Chad Wallin, owner of Gulliver’s Grill.
Reservations can be made by calling 204-728-5930.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 3, 2013