Raising the roof in St. Walburg

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February 21, 2017 12:00 AM

OVER THEIR HEADS Synergy Credit Union contributed $17,500 to the St. Walburg's Raise the Roof committee. SUBMITTED LLS PHOTO

St. Walburg, Sask.—The local arena is often at the heart of rural Saskatchewan communities. St. Walburg is a true reflection of this.
Built in 1984, the St. Walburg Communiplex is the backbone of the town of 750 residents. Home to the skating rink, curling rink and bowling alley, the facility is a hub in the region. The Communiplex is currently in the middle of a million dollar roof replacement and interior repair “Raise the Roof” project.
As the result of ice damming in 2016, the interior experienced extensive water damage, which was repaired. A new roof was installed and a modern handicap entrance was added.
The best part? There weren’t any delays to the current season
Hockey, figure skating and curling are all underway.
Synergy Credit Union was pleased to contribute with a $17,500 donation to the Raise the Roof committee, assisting the project financially along with other community members. Synergy also donated $2,500 to the St. Walburg Bowling Alley for renovations to the flooring.
“We’re most grateful for the contribution to our Communiplex,” said St. Walburg Mayor George Prudat. “The Communiplex is the heart and soul of the fabric of St. Walburg and the support of Synergy Credit Union to help us keep it in good standing is appreciated by myself, council and the residents of St. Walburg and the RM of Frenchman Butte.”
“The Communiplex is so vital to St. Walburg that we felt this was a project we needed to be a part of,” said Synergy’s St. Walburg Branch Manager Patricia Fink. “Synergy’s focus is always on how to make our communities a better place for our residents and it’s hard to think of a project that means more to this town and surrounding region.”
“It’s important that we give back to these projects that so many people enjoy,” said Synergy CEO Glenn Stang. “Places like the Communiplex are gathering places in our communities and help to bring people together.”

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