The community of Sucker River is very grateful for your contribution to our communities skate park named (Sooska Kwaskweputhihowin). This initiative was brought up by the Sucker River Sports, Culture and Recreation committee a few years ago and on August, 26, 2022 with dignitaries and skateboarders around we official opened the park up for all to enjoy. The park has people from all backgrounds and different communities coming to use it, we are proud to have this park as it will also help our communities gang and suicide prevention strategies. The NLCDC contribution to our Skatepark will help with the health and well- being of Sucker River (Numepith Sepiy) residents, our community is where we work, play and live and this project helps improve recreation and youth boredom.
The challenges of COVID-19 has hurt everyone and we are satisfied that our funding revenues helped keep our project on track. We are grateful to still get funds through this difficult time. The skatepark is located on the historic shores of Numepith Sepiy, there youth will have a safe space to play and have fun with their friends. The Skatepark will expand on our facilities in the community with a focus on youth aged 5-18 and adults are even seen boarding as old as 44. Sooska Kwaskweputhihowin will challenge the best of skateboarders as it has many features and levels. Prince Alberts Propaganda Business owner and skateboard enthusiast Adam Belon said this park is high quality and challenging, he brought up some pros from PA to the grand opening. We also have benches, picnic tables and a cooking area for families to enjoy, Our communities store is located beside it and they have seen more customers because of this attraction.
The Northern Lights Community Development corporation has contributed to Saskatchewan’s most northern skatepark and the first in Lac La Ronge Indian Band territory. Additional support was provided by LLRIB ICFS, NSCRD AND LLRIB Public Works. This project is the first of other ideas around this economic corridor of our community which is located adjacent to the busy HWY #2. In this area, we also have plans to build a new approach to the highway , a restaurant, youth center, Sucker River interpretive walking trails and a mini golf course. This will attract tourism and people coming into our community and create economic development though indigenous tourism and infrastructure.
Sucker River Sports, Culture and Recreation